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Gene Nolen, 1943-2020

WHITELAND, Ind., April 8 — Legendary USAC Silver Crown and sprint car owner H. Eugene (Gene) Nolen, owner of Nolen Racing, passed away this afternoon, Wednesday, April 8.

Nolen, 77, of Greenwood, Ind., had been fighting kidney failure and pulmonary fibrosis for about a year, and recently developed pneumonia. He had tested negative for COVID-19. He died at Kindred Long-Term Hospital in Indianapolis, where he was admitted about three weeks ago.

His son, Greg, said that in accordance to his father’s wishes the team will continue to field cars for Kody Swanson, the winningest driver in USAC Silver Crown history and the reigning USAC Silver Crown champion, once racing resumes after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. The plan is to field a car in the USAC Silver Crown series for Swanson and two sprint cars at the Little 500 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway for Swanson and Shane Hollingsworth to be run in Nolen’s memory.

Nolen’s bright yellow Nolen Racing No. 20s are legendary in short-track open-wheel racing.

Known for being one of the most honest, caring gentlemen in the sport, Nolen was a top USAC Silver Crown team owner for nearly 40 years with 16 victories, including three Hoosier Hundreds at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. His team won half of the USAC Silver Crown races held last year. It finished in the top five in the entrant championship in each of the last five years, including second twice (with Jerry Coons Jr. in 2017 and Swanson in 2019). Almost all of the team members are volunteers, and many of them have been part of the team for over 20 years.

His drivers included top names in open-wheel racing such as Swanson, Hollingsworth, Coons, Tony Elliott, Johnny Parsons, Jim Keeker, Ron Gregory, Chris Windom, Joe Axsom, Bob Frey, Dakota Jackson, Hunter Schuerenberg, Billy Puterbaugh Jr., Bryan Clauson, Rocky Hodges, Steve Barnett, Rick Hood, Levi Jones, Lance Kobusch, Chris Phillips, Larry Rice, Tony Stewart, Tanner Swanson, Brian Tyler, Brian Gerster, Rex Norris III and Brent Beauchamp. He also assisted with the careers of rising stars of the sport such as Kameron Gladish and Emerson Axsom.

His first race car was a midget he purchased in 1980.

Nolen had a passion for engineering, and that passion fueled his participation in motorsports. Along with his close friend, the late Glen Niebel, he helped popularize the use of the Chevrolet V-6 engine in short-track open-wheel racing.

He was a founding partner of Manar, Inc. of Edinburgh, Ind., which is a high-quality custom plastics manufacturer serving customers in many dynamic industries. He was Manar Inc.’s chairman and chief executive officer at the time of his death. He oversaw the company becoming an employee-owned business in 2017.

He was a past recipient of USAC’s Robbie Stanley Award. In January he also received the Emma and Joie Ray Award for Courage at the Hoosier Auto Racing Fans (HARF) banquet.

He was a 2010 inductee into the Little 500 Hall of Fame. He was the winning car owner of that race, the premier asphalt sprint car race in the world, at Anderson Speedway for the last two years. In fact, his asphalt sprint cars driven by Swanson and Hollingsworth led all but one of the 500 laps of the Little 500 last year, with Swanson winning and Hollingsworth placing fourth.

“Gene was a friend to so many of us, and a serious competitor,” Swanson said. “He was more than a car owner; he was someone that you raced with and you became family. I know that he was proud of his team, his family, and the people that he was able to race with throughout an incredible career. Gene was a great friend to me, and wonderful to my wife and children as well. I’m grateful to have had the chance to race with him, get to know him, and be part of his Nolen Racing family. He will be dearly missed.”

Nolen is survived by his son, Greg (wife Tisha), a daughter, Tammy Sue Wagner (husband Mark), and four granddaughters (Whitney McAtee, Emily Wagner, Jenna Wagner, and Amelia Rose Nolen). He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Marie Nolen, in 2005.

He was a 1961 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, attendance to the viewing and funeral on Monday at the G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home, 1605 S. State Road 135 in Greenwood, Ind. will be limited, as by the governor’s executive order only 10 people will be permitted into the chapel at a time. The family will pay their respects at 11, friends and associates at noon, and the funeral will follow at 1 p.m. However, the family plans to hold a much larger celebration of life when the pandemic is over. Details on the celebration of life will be posted on NolenRacing.com and the team’s Facebook page when they become available.

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2021 MOVES BACK A WEEK TO JANUARY 22-24TH

OAKS, PA April 9, 2021 . . .The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2021 Presented by Sunoco Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show will return to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA for a 13th consecutive year a week later than previously announced.

The 37th annual event will be held on Friday January 22nd thru Sunday January 24th thanks in part to a shift in the calendar of other events based off New Year’s Day landing on a weekend.

The new 2021 show date avoids back-to-back weekends with the nearby Allentown, PA PPL Center Indoor Auto Racing Series events and the Motorsports show, both promotions of Len Sammons Productions.

With New Year’s Day on a Friday, the traditional Ironton Telephone sponsored Indoor races headlined by the TQ (Three Quarter) Midgets have moved back to January 8th and 9th in 2021. The new Motorsports date will also avoid conflict for show dealers who attend the Chili Bowl in Tulsa, OK.

The Motorsports show will now return as it had been for many years a week before the annual Indoor Auto Racing Series events inside N.J.’s historical Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall. The NAPA Know How weekend in AC will be held January 29 and 30 in 2021.

Soon to be available is the colorful brochure outlining all the details of the Pioneer PPB Motorsports Trade Show with exciting changes being made to the floor plan.

Exhibitors from this year’s show are invited to renew their space first by May 31st. After that date all remaining available space in the 200,000 square feet of show space will become available on a first come, first serve basis.

Those interested in receiving one of the new colorful show brochures when they are printed can simply drop an email to motorsports@aarn.com with name, address and phone number or call Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618. Information will also be posted at the show web-site, www.motorsportstradeshow.com when available.

One of the most popular events during the three day show has been, and will again be, Saturday night’s Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport. One woman will walk off with a $1,500 cash prize along with the popular poster deal. Sunday will continue to be Kid’s Day at the show.

Many racing facilities and sanctioning bodies will be represented, using the show to announce their 2021 racing plans and schedules. The show will include over 200 race cars of all kinds

A special Motorsports hotel rate, at the Valley Forge Casino, will be available in the coming weeks through a link off the show web-site.

The three day show will feature just about everything imaginable in Motorsports. The 2020 edition of the show drew healthy crowds with former NASCAR talents and now TV personalities Dale Jarrett, a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and Kyle Petty drawing large crowds for autograph sessions.

The Expo Center is a very popular location with show attendees and exhibitors as it is easy to get to from area highways and offers free parking.

Check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com for further information.

 

 

CRSA/PST IRacing Event Hits The Internet on April 18th

For Immediate Release
April 7th, 2020
CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – With the State of New York on “Pause” due to the virus outbreak, the Northeast Motorsports scene continues on with online events. The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is no different and is happy to announce their participation in a unique IRacing event.

Series owner Mike Emhof of Mike Emhof Motorsports has teamed up with Brad and Steven Ovens of Three Nine Design Company to host a unique event for CRSA Sprint Car Series and Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) drivers to race at the Dirt Track at Charlotte virtually on Saturday, April 18 at 5 PM.

The top 20 in 2019 points from both series will be invited to race in the event. If someone is to decline an invite, several drivers, crew members and fans will be personally invited on a first come, first serve basis to partake in this event to reach the 40-participant mark. Please contact the PST Facebook page if you are interested in signing up for the second round of invite. The deadline to accept this invite will be Saturday, April 11.

The invited members will have an email sent to them from either the CRSA or PST with a password to enter the room. Drivers are encouraged to provide their number, hometown and two sponsors.

The 2020 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Season is scheduled to take the green flag on Saturday May 2nd at the Thunder Mountain Speedway. Please keep an eye out for updates on this event as race day draws closer.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Charge’s Season of Highs

Juggling his racing activities between 410 and 360 Sprintcar classes throughout the 2019-20 season, youngster Jordyn Charge enjoyed a career-best season following a string of major event achievements.

In what was Charge’s fifth season in Sprintcars, the Melton, Victoria based resident certainly stood up to be counted amongst his more established rivals throughout his home state.

With his 410 Sprintcar highlights being a second-place finish in the final Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point standings off the back of a pair of round wins at Wangaratta City Speedway and Simpson Speedway, a top-10 finish in the fifth World Series Sprintcars Championship round at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway and being the first reserve for the Grand Annual Classic feature race at Premier Speedway, Charge certainly stepped up to another level.

In the 360 Sprintcars, which he fitted in between his 410 Sprintcar commitments, Charge won the Gold Cup event earlier in the season at Hamilton’s Western Speedway, followed by an impressive third-place finish at the All Stars Challenge event at Simpson Speedway and then drove to an outstanding second-place finish in the Australian Championship at Simpson Speedway.

“It’s certainly been a busy season for my entire team and to be able to produce the results that we did were very rewarding and it was the perfect way to thank them for all of their efforts,” enthused the 20-year-old racer.

“There were a few low points during the season, but my team and I never gave up and it was that resilience that saw us pick up some great results, such as the Australian Championship podium finish, after I had crashed in practice at the beginning of the weekend.”

Charge continued by saying that one of the keys to him enjoying a career-best season was confidence.

“Confidence plays a part in being able to drive a Sprintcar and when you have it, it goes a long way towards being able to perform strongly,” explainedthe Vic # 60 Western Nissan - Caroline Springs supported Triple X racer.

“During the season, I managed to pick up good results at different parts of the season and it’s without a doubt that my confidence played a big part in my consistency out on the race track.”

With the 2019-20 season brought to a premature end due to the coronavirus, Charge is looking forward to the 2020-21 season more than ever, which is set to begin later this year in October.

“I can’t wait for the new season to come already and the goal is to build on what we achieved during the season just gone,” concluded Charge, in an upbeat manner.

Charge and his team would like to thank their 2019-20 season sponsors: Western Nissan - Caroline Springs Wil’s Auto Melton Trev’s Removal and Cleaning Services Accountantnet SupaF Spares Victorian Towing Services JNJ Haulage & Sons Footscray Engine Reconditioning Melbourne Accident Repair Centre Australian Racing Products Adam Brand Reed Signs Event Pix Photobooth

Special Thanks: Danielle and Mark Charge (mum and dad) and Cody Charge (brother), Kev Panazzollo (crew chief),Colin Barker (pit crew), Josh McCluskey (pit crew) and Ricky Hoare (pit crew), along withBrett Williams, Shane Charge, Ceanne Everson, Caitlan McLauchlan, Joanne Charge, Mieke Williams and Debbie Barker

To find out more about Charge and his team, LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching InCharge Racing.

 

 

APRIL RACES AT WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY CANCELLED

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

With the COVID 19 Federal and Ohio State Stay at Home law in effect until May 1st, Wayne County Speedway promoters Jason and Kristin Flory are announcing that all April races have been cancelled. The 2020 race season at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ was to start this Saturday, April 11th along with the April 18th and 25th races. “We want all of our drivers and teams, the fans and our employees to be safe and healthy during this time,” said the Flory’s. The tentative opening date is now May 2nd and that will depend on what the May 1st announcement from the Federal and Ohio State mandates that can happen with how many people will be able to gather at a location at one time. “Things change each day concerning the virus, but we will be ready to go racing whenever the government allows us to have our fans back in the stands,” commented Jason and Kristin. “The track is ready to go,” they said.

 

 

Oswego Speedway
 

AsphaltVision.TV and Oswego Speedway Present Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing Supermodified Showdown 100 on Sunday, April 26

OSWEGO, NY (April 7, 2020) - Joining the dozens of tracks and sanctioning bodies nationwide that have turned to sim racing as a means to pass the unprecedented times around the world, Oswego Speedway has partnered with Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing and AsphaltVision.TV for the inaugural Supermodified ‘Sim Racing Showdown’ to be broadcast later this month.

On Sunday, April 26, Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing and AsphaltVision.TV will bring fans this special event for FREE, showcasing the virtual Oswego Speedway. Both the Oswego Novelis Supers, along with the ISMA / MSS style Supermodifieds will see full programs beginning with qualifying and ending with two main events.

Oswego Supermodifieds will begin their preliminary slate at 8pm with private qualifying, followed by 10-lap heat races, and a 15-lap B-Main if necessary. A total of 26 cars will qualify for each respective main event. At approximately 8:45pm, the 50-lap feature will take the green flag.

At the conclusion of the Novelis Super portion, the game will reset, and Winged Supermodifieds will take center stage at 9:15pm with on-track qualifying. The winged cars will not have any heat races, with non-qualified cars instead moving directly to a 15-lap LCQ and eventually the 50-lap main event - making for 100-laps of feature action brought to you LIVE on AsphaltVision.TV.

To add to the excitement, the Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing team has tabbed Northeast public relations specialist and part-time Speedway racer Dan Kapuscinski, along with SPEED SPORT

News journalist and radio personality Jacob Seelman as announcers.

The event is open to the public, as long as the registrant has a working gaming PC capable of appropriately handling the download - and has entered a minimum of two practice races. Many veteran sim racers are expected, and both current and former Supermodified racers are strongly encouraged to participate.

Drivers who have already expressed interest to compete include Supermodified icon and Speedway hall of famer Doug Heveron, Oswego track and Classic champion Dave Shullick Jr, the only female Supermodified feature winner in history; Alison Sload, big block and 350 Super veteran Mike Netishen, MSS regular Talon Stephens, and second generation driver Davey Hamilton Jr, who has made a handful of starts at Oswego.

Interested parties may register for this very special event by using the Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing entry form at the bottom of the release. Please remember that you will need a properly functioning gaming PC, the R-Factor download, and the Xtreme module to participate.

Prior to the official program, all drivers will be permitted to login to the game for their hot laps at 6:30pm eastern time. The mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 7:45pm. Drivers not present in this virtual meeting will not be allowed to compete.

Those with questions about getting involved with Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing should join the league group on Facebook, or contact Chris Meyers via Messenger. It is expected that the event will fill quickly, and registrations are welcomed as soon as possible.

In reality, Oswego Speedway’s 70th Anniversary season is still on schedule with Open Practice on Saturday, May 16. On Saturday, May 23, the season officially gets underway with Memorial Weekend events for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and J&S Paving 350 Supers.

As of April 7, 2020, patrons are reminded that the Speedway office remains closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions, and all camping and ticket sales are halted as track officials continue to monitor the public health pandemic.

Those hoping for further updates on the Speedway’s 2020 season are asked to log on to the track website at OswegoSpeedway.com, LIKE at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and Instagram @OfficialOswegoSpeedway.

The official Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing league site can be found at XtremeSimRacing.us, and you can also give the league a LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/XtremeSTSR.

About Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing: Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing was established in 2014 by a group of friends and sim racers. XSTSR features pavement rFactor Mods such as the newest 2020 Oswego Non-Winged Supermodifieds, 2020 Winged Supermodifieds, 2020 Sprint Cars, template Late Models, Outlaw Super Late Models, NEMA Midgets, and Tour Mods. None of this would be possible without the efforts of Shane Gott (Blackout Sim Products), who has propelled himself as one of the most detail oriented modelers in sim racing, and Perry Vance, who in short order has constructed some of the nation’s most popular short tracks for in-game use, including the famed Oswego Speedway.

Schedule of Events - Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing Supermodified Showdown - Sunday, April 26, 2020:

XSTSR OSWEGO NOVELIS SUPERMODIFIED 50 PRESENTED BY ASPHALTVISION.TV

6:30pm - Hot Laps

7:45pm - Mandatory Drivers Meeting

8:00pm - FREE AsphaltVision.TV Broadcast Begins

8:00pm - Private Qualifying (Off Air)

8:10pm - Heat Races (10-laps)

8:30pm - B-Main (15-laps)

8:45pm - Feature (50-laps)

Post-Race Interviews

XSTSR ISMA / MSS SUPERMODIFIED 50 PRESENTED BY ASPHALTVISION.TV

6:30pm - Hot Laps

7:45pm - Mandatory Drivers Meeting

8:00pm - FREE AsphaltVision.TV Broadcast Begins

BREAK -

9:15pm - On-Track Qualifying

To Follow -

LCQ (15-laps)

Feature (50-laps)

Post-Race Interviews

Register for the Supermodified Showdown:

The registration form is located HERE - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Rvb9Vr0vZQgN_FI_xw2d1UZ3yfWb_hh2_MhR2pexEjg/viewform?edit_requested=true

Sign up for AsphaltVision.TV Account:

FREE sign-up link is HERE -

https://asphaltvision.tv/orders/complete_order?o=22094

 

 

Still Sitting Idle

PETERSEN MEDIA: With just one race under his belt in 2020, Kyle Offill and Country Builders Racing are still patiently waiting to kick their season off in full swing as schedules are currently idle.

“We all just want to race, but as a team were have been taking this extreme time to make sure everything is ready to go,” Offill said. “We have some extremely great partners behind us, and we appreciate their continued support. We are working to make sure we do them proud once all this passes.”

With the current Shelter in Place orders in California set, Offill and company still intend to hit the KWS trail for his rookie campaign as he is set to pilot the famed Country Builders Construction No. 88 machine.

With possible make up dates being in place from the cancelations enduring so far in March and April, please be on the lookout for any schedule updates from Kyle in 2020.

Country Builders Racing would like to extend the utmost gratitude to their marketing partners, as they continue to support the team during this currently day-to-day situation.

Kyle Offill would like to thank Country Builders, Ochoco West, Brown and Miller, Maas Bros., Reliable Lumber, Boise Cascade, Offill Family Farms, FK Rod Ends, HRP, FK Shocks, Arai America Helmets, Hinchman Racewear, Maxim Chassis, and B. Scadden Design for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 1, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 1

ON TAP: Offill is currently idle and is unsure when racing will resume in 2020.

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY FEATURED IN FOUR iRACING EVENTS THIS WEEK!

We may not be together at the track, but we can be watching iRacing from Knoxville Raceway together all week! Don't miss a single lap of the virtual racing action live from Knoxville Raceway.

On Tuesday, April 7, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is hosting an iRacing Invitational live on DIRTVision at 7pm, ET.

The roster includes 55 drivers from Knoxville Raceway, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the PA Posse, California, USAC Racing, and NASCAR.

Full roster can be viewed on our Facebook page.

FOX Sports One will put the spotlight on Knoxville Raceway on Wednesday, April 8 at 8pm, ET.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is hosting the iRacing Pro Invitational at Knoxville Raceway live on FS1.

The full roster has yet to be released, but confirmed drivers include Brian Brown, Austin McCarl, David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Ron Capps and Juan Pablo Montoya.

NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon, as well as Clint Bowyer, Adam Alexander and the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, will host the show from the FS1 studio.

Our friends at Winged Nation will also host a pre-race and post-race show on their Facebook page with guests Johnny Gibson, Chase Briscoe, Logan Schuchart and Trent Ivey.

Lucas Oil eSports will host the virtual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals on Friday, April 10 at 8pm, ET.

The full roster of some of the best late model drivers in the country will be released this week.

Additional starting spots will be determined during "The Open" on Thursday, April 9 at 8pm.

Both "The Open" and the Lucas Oil Lage Model Nationals can be watched on Lucas Oil's Facebook Page.

Veteran announcers James Essex, Dave Argabright and Bob Dillner will call the action.

The full press release can be read here. The entry form for drivers interested in competing in "The Open" can be found here.

A $100-to-win iRacing event will be hosted on YouTube with the United Dirt Sim Series on Thursday, April 9 at 8pm, ET.

Knoxville Raceway announcer Tony Bokhoven will be the announcer for the race!

Drivers can reserve their spots by e-mailing NewEraAdvertisingLLC@gmail.com. Knoxville Raceway champions and drivers competing for points at the track will be given first priority.

 

 

Gas City I-69 Speedway’s

‘Test and Tune’ Session Canceled;

Watch Website, Social Media for Updates

GAS CITY, Ind., April 7 – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, including the current “Stay at Home” mandate effective through April 20 issued by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, the April 18 “Test and Tune” scheduled for Gas City I-69 Speedway has been canceled.

Due to the amount of lead time needed for vendors and participants, the speedway’s May 2 Yard Sale/Flea Market has been postponed. A make-up date will be announced later.

As of now the season-opening race card is scheduled for Friday night, May 1. However, any new restrictions from local, state or Federal officials could force its postponement.

Meanwhile, track officials are hard at work preparing the popular quarter-mile clay oval and the entire facility for its 2020 schedule of events.

“I’m an optimistic person by nature and my hope is this COVID-19 crisis will end sooner rather than later and we can resume the activities we all love,” said Jerry Gappens, the track’s promoter. “I pray that everyone abides by the current guidelines to be safe and to help facilitate the end to this pandemic.

“God bless all the front-line medical personnel for their selfless service, all the families who have lost loved ones, and those suffering from the symptoms of this virus,” Gappens added. “I also encourage families to read Psalm 91 together for comfort and understanding of God’s promise in times like these.”

Any updates will be posted as soon as possible on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com and through Twitter and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway) and Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas).

 

 

TONY STEWART/CURB-AGAJANIAN RACING PUTS SKIN IN THE ONLINE GAME

Competitors Can Download Customized Partner Schemes For Use In iRacing Competition

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 7, 2020) – While race teams and fans alike have turned to various forms of online motorsports competition to fill the void as the world battles COVID-19, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) is also looking to put some skin in the gaming world. iRacing fans can now carry their favorite TSR partner as they battle in online winged sprint car racing events.

With 13 different ‘skins’ available for download, competitors can also choose whether to carry the iconic No. 14 of Tony Stewart or the noteable No. 15 of Donny Schatz. Each scheme was designed by Drew Neel of One IX Design and are available online at www.tradingpaints.com.

Primary schemes are available for both the No. 14 and the No. 15 featuring Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, TechNet Professional, Rush Truck Centers, Ford Performance, Sage Fruit, Mobil 1, Digital Ally, Curb, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Absolute Automation, TSR and FloRacing.

To view or download available schemes, please visit the links noted below: No. 14 Links:

Absolute Automation: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/251251/Tony-Stewart-Absolute-Automation-iracing

Advance Auto Parts: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/251232/Tony-Stewart-Advance-Auto-Parts-iracing-

Carquest: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/251277/Tony-Stewart-CarQuest-iracing

Curb: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/251266/Tony-Stewart-CURB

Digital Ally: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/251264/Tony-Stewart-Digital-Ally-iracing

FloRacing: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/251256/Tony-Stewart-FLORACING-iracing-

Ford Performance: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/251285/Tony-Stewart-FORD-PERFORMANCE-iracing

Hunt Brothers Pizza: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/251273/Tony-Stewart-Hunt-Bros-Pizza-iracing

Mobil 1: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/251236/Tony-Stewart-MOBIL-1-iracing-

Rush Truck Centers: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/251274/Tony-Stewart-Rush-Car-iracing

Sage Fruit: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/251290/Tony-Stewart-SAGE-iracing

TechNet Professional: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/251280/Tony-Stewart-TECHNET-iracing

TSR: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/251260/Tony-Stewart-TSR-iracing-

No. 15 Links:

Absolute Automation: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/249073/Donny-Schatz-Absolute-Automation-iracing

Advance Auto Parts: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/250723/Donny-Schatz-Advance-Auto-Parts-iracing-copy

Carquest: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/249103/Donny-Schatz-CarQuest-iracing

Curb: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/249090/Donny-Schatz-CURBCOM

Digital Ally: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/249087/Donny-Schatz-Digital-Ally-iracing-

FloRacing: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/249080/Donny-Schatz-FLORACING-iracing

Ford Performance: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/251283/Donny-Schatz-FORD-PERFORMANCE-iracing

Hunt Brothers Pizza: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/249093/Donny-Schatz-Hunt-Bros-Pizza-iracing

Mobil 1: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/250731/Donny-Schatz-MOBIL-1-iracing-copy

Rush Truck Centers: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/249095/Donny-Schatz-Rush-Truck-Centers-iracing

Sage Fruit: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/249118/Donny-Schatz-SAGE-iracing

TechNet Professional: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/249112/Donny-Schatz-TECHNET-iracing

TSR: https://www.tradingpaints.com/showroom/view/249082/Donny-Schatz-TSR-iracing

For more information regarding TSR’s partners, please visit https://www.tonystewartracing.com/partners/.

For more information regarding iRacing, please visit https://www.iracing.com/.

To learn more about Trading Paints, please visit https://www.tradingpaints.com.

About Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR): Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) is the title-winning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. The organization has captured 26 short-track racing titles (17 United States Auto Club and nine World of Outlaws) since its inception in 2001. In 2020 TSR will field a team for 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and a team for Stewart. Based in Brownsburg, Ind., TSR operates out of a 25,000-square-foot facility. For more information please visit us on the Web at www.TonyStewartRacing.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, on Instagram at @tonystewart_rcg and on Twitter at @TonyStewart_Rcg.

 

 

Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc to Hold Iracing Spring Nationals on Saturday, April 18

Contact: Paul Harkenrider

PST Media

paul@patriotsprinttour.com

(Sodus, NY) In what will be a first of its kind for Mike Emhof and his two operated series, his organizations will be hosting the first ever MEM Iracing Spring Nationals.

With the current outbreak of the Coronavirus throughout the United States, every track has been forced to postpone the start to their 2020 season. This has resulted in bringing the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour season opener at Outlaw to a halt as well.

Instead, Mike Emhof has teamed up with Brad and Steven Ovens of Three Nine Design Company to host a unique event for PST and CRSA drivers to race at the Dirt Track at Charlotte virtually on Saturday, April 18. This was the same weekend the Patriot Sprint Tour was supposed to begin their 2020 season at the Outlaw Spring Nationals.

The top 20 in 2019 points from the Patriot Sprint Tour and CRSA will be invited to race on Saturday, April 18 at 5:00 p.m. on the Dirt Track at Charlotte. This 4/10-mile track mirrors the size to Outlaw Speedway which is why that track was selected.

If someone is to decline an invite, several drivers, crew members and fans will be personally invited to partake in this event to reach the 40-participant mark. The deadline to accept this invite will be Saturday, April 11.

The invited members will have an email sent to them from either PST or CRSA with a password to enter the room. Drivers are encouraged to provide their number, hometown and two sponsors.

For fans, the race will be streamed on the Patriot Sprint Tour Facebook page with the broadcast being done by Land of Legends announcer, Steven Ovens and Patriot Sprint Tour announcer, Paul Harkenrider.

The format for the race will be announced very soon.

Please be sure to stick with the Patriot Sprint Tour and CRSA Social Media for more exciting announcements to this event!

 

 

2020 RUMBLE IN FORT WAYNE DATES SET

Holiday Calendar Forces Weekend Moving Forward to Dec. 18/19

FORT WAYNE, IN (April 5, 2020) – The 23rd annual edition of the Rumble in Fort Wayne will take place Friday and Saturday, December 18 & 19, one week earlier than normal, to accommodate the conflict with Christmas falling on a Friday in 2020.

Due to the complexity of creating a multiple-day event that weekend, Rumble officials discussed options with the operating team at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Collectively, an agreement was reached that the best-case scenario would be to move the event forward one week for the next few years that involve a Christmas conflict. The move-in will be held Thursday evening, December 17, before two days of indoor racing action.

The movement of the date forward does not come without issues.

“We are aware of the conflicting date with the established St. Louis indoors event, and the logistics involved with work and school prior to Christmas,” commented Rumble owner Larry Boos, “but frankly it is the best option we have. The New Year’s weekend is not available at the Coliseum & Expo Center and past records show that moving the event to a Saturday/Sunday format has not proven to be successful.”

“Because of the changes, we felt a need to get the dates released as soon as possible for everyone to make plans accordingly” continued Boos. “Race fans and racing teams can be set in their patterns, but have proven to be flexible and accept change, provided they have ample planning time. Our team is working on some exciting plans for this year, including a possible realignment of participating divisions, race formats and centering some ‘off-track’ functions around the Christmas theme.”

Dealing with change and sacrifice has become commonplace thus far into the racing season with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further information on the 23rd annual Rumble in Fort Wayne will be released as they become available.

 

 

POWRi Monthly March-April

Belleville, IL. (4/3/2020) As the entire dirt-track racing world all but grinds to a standstill due to the unprecedented spread of coronavirus and government-issued instructions, POWRi officials believe the continual safety of our competitors and fans alike should remain priority number one at all times. As communication remains pivotal to staying on-track during this time of uncertainty, POWRi Monthly now offers race-fans a way to stay informed and up-to-date on all the ever-changing POWRi Leagues this 2020 Racing Season and beyond.

In accordance with CDC recommendations and federal restrictions all POWRi Racing Events for the month of April have been canceled or postponed to a date that will be named at a later time. We continue to implement precautionary and preparatory measures in accordance with CDC guidance and government health authorities to ensure the health and safety of our fans, teams and their families. POWRi officials and track officials are evaluating the 2020 schedule as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop. We intend to have as many races as possible this season, with future re-scheduling soon to be determined as we continue to monitor this situation closely with public health officials and medical experts.

POWRi Event Cancellations/Reschedulings to Date: 50 Features March 2020: 4 Features April 2020: 46 Features

_______POWRi TV and POWRi West Working With iRacing_________

POWRi.TV, The newly launched one-stop-streaming-service dedicated to all POWRi League Racing, is proud to unveil a vast vault of former racing glories. With high-quality video of over 170 feature achievements available now, POWRi.TV is anxious to get the season underway and bring all the hair raising racing exhilaration POWRi has to offer to viewers far and wide.

With the cancelation of all outside racing action many drivers and fans alike are tuning into E-Sports to fill their desire for dirt. POWRi TV and the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League have teamed together to offer a six-week Iracing schedule that takes place every Tuesday Night at 7 PM CST. Streaming live on POWRi.TV free of charge and @POWRiTV on all social media platforms. For Iracing inquiries see POWRi West Midget League on Facebook via Eric Fenton.

______________________________POWRi Membership_____________________________

POWRi Memberships remain available at http://www.powri.com/rules under POWRi Membership and TP Forms tab, drivers must be a POWRi member to be eligible for the year-end point fund and secondary medical insurance. Memberships allow competitors to race in other Leagues without having to purchase a temporary fee as well as the insurance carrying over between divisions*. (*exception of micro membership)

As part of our commitment to keeping you informed, POWRi will send out updates on the upcoming races two weeks prior to scheduled events. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have been affected by this pandemic. For additional information on the rescheduling of the Turnpike Challenge, please stay tuned to powri.com, follow POWRi on Facebook and like @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

Fremont Speedway postpones April events, eyes extending season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, April 4, 2020

FREMONT, Ohio - Due to the extension of the state and federal governments' "stay at home" order through May 1 in an effort to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, Fremont Speedway officials have postponed the April 18 and April 25 events. Track officials will continue to monitor the ever-changing situation and make adjustments to the 2020 racing schedule as needed to comply with the state's orders.

"Right now we are looking at possible make-up dates for these two events. We want our race fans, race teams and track staff to be safe and stay healthy and encourage everyone to do their part when it comes to social distancing and to stay at home if at all possible. If everyone follows the guidelines we can save lives and can get back to having fun at the track," said Ryan Schiets, Fremont Speedway Board of Directors member.

Schiets added should the "stay at home"order be extended past May 1, Fremont Speedway officials are looking at possibly extending the racing season into the middle of October.

"We are looking at every possible scenario to give our fans and race teams as many opportunities as possible and that includes extending the season into October. If that option is utilized we would still make the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic our finale, and just move it ahead a month if necessary," Schiets said

For the time being, the season opener for "The Track That Action Built" is scheduled for Saturday, May 2 for the Custom Metal Works Open Wheel Shoot-Out featuring All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group winged 410 sprints, the 305/NRA 360 challenge and the MPD Racing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series non-wing sprints.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park cancels April events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, April 4, 2020

ATTICA, Ohio - In accordance with the state and federal governments extension of the "state at home" orders through the month of April to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Attica Raceway Park has cancelled all events this month. That includes the cancellation of the Core & Main Spring Nationals originally set for Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11, the opener of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group on April 17 and racing on April 24.

"The Governor's order is in effect until May 1. We encourage ALL our fans and race teams to practice the social distancing guidelines. The more people do this the faster we can get back to doing what we enjoy and the more lives we save," said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at ARP. "We will continue to keep an eye on the ever-changing situation and provide updates about our schedule on all our social media platforms."

Keep tabs on the ongoing race schedule at www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.


 


POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League Embraces E-Sports

Belleville, IL. (4/3/2020) With the cancelation of all outside racing action, many drivers and fans alike are tuning into E-Sports to fill their desire for dirt. Evolving to meet the sports demands the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League has unveiled an eager and enthusiastic six-week schedule for iRacing competition events.

Using the iRacing platform motorists can log-in via a strong internet connection to compete against other drivers around the globe in a myriad of classes and cars. Dedicating the season to midget competition, the POWRi West League will oversee all race-day duties such as entry, timing, and scoring. For iRacing inquiries, see POWRi West Midget League on Facebook via Eric Fenton.

Drivers from everywhere are eligible to compete as long as they meet the specific computer requirements to run the iRacing program as well as proving their talents in preliminary racing to qualify for events with a limit of the top fifty participants. POWRi TV will broadcast live to offer this six-week iRacing schedule that takes place every Tuesday Night at 7 PM CST free of charge to fans.

With one tightly contested feature in the books, the current POWRi West Midget iRacing League point’s standings may be early but is still on every entrant’s mind. Winning at Lernerville in Race #1, Aiden Purdue #45 sits atop the season standings with #39 Jeffery Denney running close behind in second as #25 Kyle Spence rounds out the top three in points.

Up next for the POWRi West Midget League in the iRacing arena will be at the digitally recreated Limaland Motorsports Park outside of Elida, Ohio. This quarter-mile premier facility owned by UNOH will act as a host for the over 75 drivers pre-entered in this unique event. Future events also include 4/14 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway – Fairbury, IL, 4/21 – River Spirit Expo – Chili Bowl Race Surface – Tulsa, OK, 4/28 – Lanier Raceplex – Braselton, GA, and 5/5 – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH.

Fans of all the POWRi action can catch all the racing excitement live on POWRi.TV and streaming simultaneously @POWRiTV on all social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

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

 

POWRi April Races Postponed

We continue to implement precautionary and preparatory measures in accordance with CDC guidance and government health authorities to ensure the health and safety of our fans, teams and their families.

POWRi and track officials have postponed the I-30 Nationals Friday & Saturday, April 17th & 18th as well as both the WAR/Iowa Sprint Car races on Friday & Saturday April 24th & 25th.

Below is a complete list of races either cancelled or postponed until April 25th.

POWRi officials and track officials are evaluating the 2020 schedule as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop. We intend to have as many races as possible this season, with future re-scheduling soon to be determined as we continue to monitor this situation closely with public health officials and medical experts.

As part of our commitment to keeping you informed, we will send out updates on the upcoming races two weeks prior to scheduled events.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have been affected by this pandemic.

For additional information on the rescheduling of the Turnpike Challenge, please stay tuned to powri.com, follow POWRi on Facebook and like @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

4/4/20 POWRi Border Tour Sprints @ Vado Speedway Park

4/4/20 POWRi Lonestar 600s @ 105 Speedway

4/4/20 POWRi NMMRA Sprints @ Vado Speedway Park

4/4/20 POWRi Outlaw Micros @ I-44 Speedway

4/4/20 POWRi Outlaw Midgets @ Valley Speedway

4/4/20 POWRi Southern Lightning Sprints @ Barona Speedway

4/4/20 POWRi URSS Sprints @ Dodge City Raceway Park

4/11/20 POWRi Border Tour Sprints @ Canyon Speedway

4/11/20 POWRi Lonestar 600s @ Gulf Coast Speedway

4/11/20 POWRi LOS 305 Winged Sprints @ Lake Ozarks Speedway

4/11/20 POWRi Outlaw Micros @ I-44 Speedway

4/11/20 POWRi WAR Sprints @ Valley Speedway

4/17/20 POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micros @ I-30 Speedway

4/17/20 POWRi BOSS Outlaw Micros @ Belle-Clair Speedway

4/17/20 POWRi National and West Midgets @ I-30 Speedway

4/17/20 POWRi WAR Sprints @ I-30 Speedway

4/18/20 POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micros @ I-30 Speedway

4/18/20 POWRi Lonestar 600s @ South Texas Speedway

4/18/20 POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprints @ I-35 Speedway

4/18/20 POWRi National and West Midgets @ I-30 Speedway

4/18/20 POWRi Outlaw Micros @ I-44 Speedway

4/18/20 POWRi Outlaw Midgets @ Valley Speedway

4/18/20 POWRi Southern Lightning Sprints @ Barona Speedway

4/18/20 POWRi WAR Sprints @ I-30 Speedway

4/24/20 POWRi WAR and Iowa Sprints @ Lee County Speedway

4/25/20 POWRi Gulf Coast Speedway @ Gulf Coast Speedway

4/25/20 POWRi LOS 305 Winged Sprints @ Lake Ozarks Speedway

4/25/20 POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprints @ Lake Ozarks Speedway

4/25/20 POWRi Outlaw Micros @ I-44 Speedway

4/25/20 POWRI Outlaw Sprints @ Valley Speedway

4/25/20 POWRi WAR Sprints @ Spoon River Speedway

4/25/20 POWRi West Midgets @ I-44 Speedway

 

 

Knoxville Raceway

We continue to monitor Coronavirus developments and restrictions in Iowa and around the country. The 2020 season opener has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 2. Should more changes to our schedule be required, we will send an update through this newsletter, on our website and on our social media accounts.

As of now, there are no plans to cancel any of the events that tickets are currently available for. These include:

Brownells Big Guns Bash with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series - June 12 & 13 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals - July 10 & 11 Marion County Fair Concert - July 17 My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank - August 6-8 Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank - August 9 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's - August 12-15 Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals - September 17-19

If any of these events were to be canceled due to Coronavirus, there are three options for ticket holders: roll your tickets to the corresponding 2021 event and keep your same seats; use the value of your tickets toward any other ticket purchase in 2020 or 2021; or request a refund (getting the same seats for the 2021 corresponding event cannot be guaranteed).

If you have questions about camping, season tickets, and more, please call the ticket office at 641-842-5431. A Letter from our Partners at Mediacom

Mediacom understands that our lives have had to change and adjust. They are taking additional steps to help their customers and communities during this time.

Mediacom has joined dozens of other internet providers in signing onto the Keep Americans Connected Pledge recently issued by the Federal Communications Commission to help combat the spread of coronavirus.

We are also pausing its data allowances until May 15th so no customer will have to worry about overage charges related to unexpected increases in data usage.

We are increasing the speed of our Mediacom Connect2Compete low-cost internet program to 25 megabits per second (Mbps) down by 3 Mbps up (currently 10 Mbps down by 1 Mbps up). Qualifying families who subscribe before May 15, 2020, will receive 60 days of complimentary Mediacom Connect2Compete service. We are also extending the pricing of Mediacom’s Access Internet 60 broadband service to new customers at $19.99 per month for the next 12 months (currently retails for $29.99 per month).

Our employees share the anxiety you may be feeling and are working through the disruption this has caused in our everyday lives. Mediacom employees live and work in your community and are committed to help you stay connected with your friends and family. Please visit www.mediacomcable.com or call us at 855-224-2253 with any questions or concerns.

For further assistance, download the MediacomConnect Mobile Care app; text 66554 to talk to our digital assistant Molli, or speak with a live agent; or login in to your account at www.support.mediacomcable.com.

 

 

CRSA Partner Midstate Basement Authorities Helping Community

For Immediate Release April 1st, 2020 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is proud to pass along some positive information from one of our main sponsors during the current virus epidemic. The folks at Midstate Basement Authorities in Newfield, New York have been helping to support the Enfield Food Pantry.

Jim Gilfilian, Eric Leach and the staff at Midstate have provided a truck and crew for the pantry’s deliveries. They have also donated a couple hundred bottles of nutritional supplement drinks for the pantries most at risk clients. They have also helped collect donation money which is used to help supply the critical resources needed for the pantry.

The 2020 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Season is scheduled to take the green flag on Saturday May 2nd at the Thunder Mountain Speedway. Please keep an eye out for updates on this event as race day draws closer.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

KCP E-Racing Tabs Outlaw Invitational Round 2 Winner Jock Goodyer for Wednesday’s Nationally Televised Event

PETERSEN MEDIA- Dominating Sunday night’s 2nd Round of the Outlaw Invitational on I-Racing in his family colors, Jock Goodyer will make the move to KCP Racing colors for the third installment of the event on Wednesday which will be aired live on Fox Sports 1 at 8pm EST.

“It’s a pretty cool opportunity to represent KCP Racing and all of their partners on such a big stage on Wednesday night,” Goodyer said. “I-Racing is really taking off with all of these real-world drivers, and I am hoping to have another good run.”

Running the simulated event on Sunday night at the Charlotte Dirt Track, Goodyer was able to park his family colors in victory lane against a star-studded field of drivers.

With real life racing idle, Fox Sports 1 has made the move to stream World of Outlaws action after a couple of successful NASCAR simulated events. Not fielding a car in the first two circuits, KCP E-Racing will have Goodyer pilot the Logan Contractors Supply Inc/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 machine.

The Outlaw Invitational has had two successful showings on DirtVision, and tomorrow night the series and game take center stage as they hit the national airwaves via Fox Sports 1.

“Nothing is quite like the real thing, but I-Racing is pretty amazing how the track develops all night long,” Goodyer added. “The car is similar in handling, so it makes it pretty challenging, and something to do during this break.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 4, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Ian and KCP Racing are still idle at the moment, while KCP E-Racing will be in action on Wednesday night with coverage LIVE on Fox Sports 1 at 8pm EST.

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 website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

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For more information contact sales@petersenmediainc.com, by phone at 916-342-3424, visit www.petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia, or follow www.twitter.com/petersen_media.

 

 

Fulton Speedway Cancels Highbank Holdup Weekend

FULTON, NY – With continuing guidelines set forth by government officials regarding the COVID-19 situation, the Fulton Speedway will cancel its annual opening Highbank Holdup Weekend featuring the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series to be held on April 24 and 25.

“It’s unfortunate that we do have to cancel the weekend, we were waiting a bit just hoping something would change for the better and give the fans a weekend of racing,” noted Fulton General Manager Cory Reed, “However, the safety of our fans, employees and the competitors comes first. I’m confident we eventually hold races but we also want to make sure it’s safe for all to attend.”

The weekend was filled with the St. Lawrence Radiology Highbank Holdup 60 for the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series: Central Region events, the Empire Super Sprints presented by Tim Grevelding Snap-On Tools and Fulton’s own Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux Late Models.

“I talked to Dean (Reynolds) quite a bit over the last few weeks. While we had our fingers crossed and just hope something would break it was the best decision by far,” Reed said. “With this being a weekend event and with the uncertainty of when we all will be racing we will just cancel. When we get back all the tracks will want to open up and run, we just don’t want to interfere with weekly scheduling.”

Fulton is scheduled to resume weekly racing on Saturday, May 2 but Reed notes for all to stay abreast of current announcements that will be made on their social networking channels. “Of course, May 2 is very tentative but we will be ready if the government officials give us the green light and it’s safe. We just encourage everyone to watch our social media.”

Stay current with DIRTcar Northeast on DIRTcar.com, Facebook, and Twitter. Be sure to follow up with Fulton Speedway on their website, Facebook, and Twitter as well.

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY APRIL 18TH AND 25TH RACES POSTPONED

(Perris, CA, March 31, 2020) Due to the latest Federal safety guidelines regarding the coronavirus, the April 18th PASSCAR Stock Car Series/IMCA Modified race and the “Sokola Shootout” for the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars on April 25th at Perris Auto Speedway have been postponed.

Promoter Don Kazarian has indicated that both races, plus the March 14th PASSCAR/IMCA race and the April 4th Night of Destruction, will be made up later in the year. Details for the makeup dates will be released as soon as there is a clear picture of when the season can be resumed.

Unfortunately, the “3rd Annual Up Down ‘N Dirty 4 A Cure Mud Run Benefiting The American Cancer Society” has been canceled for 2020. That popular event will return in 2021.

Don Kazarian and the entire PAS staff are urging everyone to please take all necessary steps to stay safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing everyone back at the track as soon as it is possible.

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/

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. Ahern Equipment Rentals, All Coast Construction, Battery Systems, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

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

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

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

 

 

High Sierra Industries returns as a sponsor of Placerville Speedway this season

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…The Placerville Speedway would like to welcome back High Sierra Industries as a valued partner and our new scoreboard sponsor in 2020. High Sierra Industries is an industry leader in emergency food and hydration, serving many different needs including fires, schools, convalescent homes and more.

“High Sierra Industries is thrilled to be back as a partner of the Placerville Speedway this year,” commented company owner Chris Meyer. “Scott and Kami have done an outstanding job with everything at the track and it should be a great season ahead once it gets started. We also look forward to having High Sierra Industries adorn the scoreboard this year.”

Kami Arnold of Russell Motorsports Inc. also spoke about the partnership saying, “High Sierra Industries has been a great partner since we took over Placerville Speedway in 2016. Chris Meyer has a passion for the sport, our track and we can’t thank him enough for the support. We are fortunate to have friends and partners such as Chris and Shauna involved with the speedway.”

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 13,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2020 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway. The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

HEALTH & SAFETY OF FANS AND COMPETITORS FIRST, NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES PREPS FOR 31ST SEASON AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA – When the 2020 racing season at Grandview Speedway begins, NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series officials are hoping to offer their entire scheduled season of events at the Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania dirt track. We are experiencing unprecedented times and we ask everyone to follow the recommendations to keep yourself, family and friends safe until we see our way out of this pandemic.

“We hope to be back racing in time for our May 24 Modified Traffic Jam event, but our priority right now is the health and safety of our fans, competitors, and staff,” Co-promoter Bob Miller said.

Due to the guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Grandview Speedway is on a temporary delay to the start of their racing season.

Major sports leagues, NASCAR, and IndyCar Series are on hold indefinitely and several major sporting events have been cancelled.

“We’re all very excited about the events prepared for the 31st season of NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events, and currently all of our events are planned to continue,” Miller said.

“I recently took part in a call with USAC and all participating tracks on their schedule and the Eastern Storm is still planned, along with the return of the USAC Midgets later in the year,” said Miller. The plan is to evaluate the situation every two week.

The 2020 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is scheduled to open on Sunday, May 24, with the 23rd Annual Modified Traffic Jam joined by the Sportsman.

The second event of the Thunder on the Hill schedule is Tuesday, June 9 when the USAC AMSOIL National Non-Wing Sprint Car Series returns for Eastern Storm. In a statement released on March 25 USAC said, “USAC and its partner race track are working on a revolving two-week outlook on the upcoming races on the schedule and not wanting to make a decision too soon or too late.”

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series continues on Tuesday, June 30 with the Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek Hodnett Cup for the 410 Sprint Cars; the USAC Midgets return for the Ken Brenn Midget Masters on Tuesday, August 4; Levan Machine and Truck Equipment presented the All Star Circuit of Champions on Thursday, August 27 – all of these events include NASCAR 358 Modifieds as the co-headlining class. The series wraps up on Saturday, October 17 with the Mods at the Madhouse Triple 20s for the Modifieds.

“Right now, the best thing we can do is stay home, with our families and be safe. We will keep everyone updated as necessary and urge everyone to follow along at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com and on our social media channels.”

2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

Sunday, May 24 - THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM, 23rd Annual Modified TRAFFIC JAM 40 Laps Plus Sportsman

Tuesday, June 9 - THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM, USAC Non-Wing Sprint Tour Jesse Hockett Classic & 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, June 30 - THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM, Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week Hodnett Cup & 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, August 4 - THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM, USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Midget Masters & 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 27- THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds”

Saturday, October 17 - THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM, MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20’s & Sportsman

Grandview Speedway GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505 Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456 Series Website: Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 31 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 137 events, over $4.8 million dollars has been divvied up among the area’s fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, USAC Midgets, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 58th Anniversary season in 2020. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

 

 

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Now is a Great Time to Support the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum!

Knoxville, IA, March 30, 2020 – Doors at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa remain closed, and will until May 1, but it’s a great time to show your support for the only museum in the world dedicated to sprint cars!

Though admissions to the museum are not coming in, you can support the museum in many ways. The Priority Aviation $20,000 sponsorship provides a great opportunity for you to support the museum and your favorite driver! You can buy a membership for as little as $25, renew your membership or make a donation to the museum in the name of your favorite driver competing in either the 360 or 410 Knoxville Nationals in August.

The driver receiving the most donations will be awarded a $20,000 first place prize. Richard and Jennifer Marshall will also be awarding the second place earner $10,000 and the third place earner $5,000!

Our museum store also remains open. From great books and clothing, to die-casts and jewelry, you can find pretty much anything in the museum store. Though the doors are not open, you can shop online at www.SprintCarStuff.com or by giving us a call at 1-800-874-4488.

Hopefully, you’ve gotten your raffle tickets for the Speedway Motors/EMi 410 Sprint Car that will be given away on December 18. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100. You can purchase raffle tickets online at www.SprintCarRaffle.net or by calling us at 1-800-874-4488.

Finally, the sweepstakes is on for a Torch Red 2020 Corvette Z51 equipped with: a 495-hp LT2 6.2L V8 engine, a M1L eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, a unique Z51 rear spoiler and front splitter, Michelin PS4 performance tires, FE3 performance suspension, available FE4 suspension with magnetic ride control, larger 345 mm (13.6”) front and 350 mm (13.8”) rear brakes, third rear-mounted radiator, electronic limited-slip differential, front brake cooling inlets, adjustable threaded spring seats, and a performance exhaust system.

The Corvette will be given away on Saturday, August 15. For more details on how to enter the sweepstakes, visit www.WinAZ51Corvette.com!

Though admissions aren’t coming in to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, you can see there are plenty of ways to support it! Thanks to everyone, and stay safe!

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

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum One Sprint Capital Place Knoxville, IA 50138 Phone: 641-842-6176 Fax: 641-842-6177

 

 

DCRP to Remain Idle throughout April – Stock Car Shootout Reset for July 18

DODGE CITY, Kan. (March 30, 2020) – Amid growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Dodge City Raceway Park will remain silent throughout the month of April.

The world-class, dirt-track racing facility in southwest Kansas suspended operations indefinitely on March 17.

Adhering to regulations and guidelines set forth by local, state and national entities, no events will take place at Dodge City Raceway Park in April. This includes Friday’s scheduled URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car opener along with the April 18 Stock Car Shootout and the opening two rounds of Little DCRP competition on April 5 and April 19.

The $1,000-to-win IMCA Stock Car Shootout has been reset for Saturday, July 18, accompanied by a full card of championship racing action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Track officials along with city, state and national officials will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as available.

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.

 

 

Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints set for 32-race schedule in the series’ 27th season

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (March 29, 2020) – The Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association will set out in 2020 with a 32-race schedule. As has been the case for 26 of the 27 seasons, the series will open its 2020 season at the 3/10th mile bullring of River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday, April 24th.

River Cities Speedway will host 18 NOSA events this season, with Friday, August 14th being the lone event that will not pay series points as it conflicts with the 60th running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals.

The NOSA Sprints will make their 10th appearance in series history to Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, Minn. on Sunday, May 24th. They will return to the tight, semi-banked quarter-mile oval on Saturday, September 5th.

On Saturday, May 30th, the series will head 65 miles west of Grand Forks to Devils Lake Speedway in Doyon, N.D. for their only visit of the season.

For the first time since 1997, the NOSA Sprints will visit Ada, Minnesota’s Norman County Raceway twice in a single season. Those two events are scheduled for Wednesday, June 24th and Thursday, August 6th.

A track that has quickly become a popular stop on the schedule has been the fast, high-banked quarter-mile of Casino Speedway. For the third consecutive year, the NOSA Sprints will return to the Watertown, S.D. oval with the event scheduled for Sunday, June 28th.

A three-race swing is set for the weekend of July 10-12th. It will begin with Friday night racing at River Cities Speedway, followed by NOSA’s return to the “high-flying half-mile" of Viking Speedway in Alexandria, Minn. on Saturday, July 11th. The NOSA Sprints have competed at Viking Speedway 11 times, but it’s been eight years since the series has last been there. The most recent event was won by Lakefield, Minnesota’s Skylar Prochaska on August 25th, 2012.

The weekend will conclude with some #410sAndFerrisWheels with a visit to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D during the Red River Valley Fair on Sunday, July 12th. Red River Valley Speedway has hosted the NOSA Sprints eight times since 2012. Mark Dobmeier picked up the victory last year in what was his first career win at the speedway.

For the fourth consecutive year and 14th time overall, the Northern Outlaws will head to Jamestown Speedway in Jamestown, N.D. The event slated for Saturday, July 25th will offer another opportunity for the NOSA drivers to get up on the wheel on another high-banked, fast quarter-mile oval.

The NOSA schedule is highlighted by a double-header at Dacotah Speedway during the prestigious Governor’s Cup for the third consecutive year. Big car counts and high speeds on the three-eighths mile oval will be seen on Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st.

The 2020 schedule is subject to change given the current circumstances with COVID-19. For the latest information and any schedule changes, visit NOSAsprints.com or follow along on facebook.com/NOSAsprint or on Twitter @NOSAsprints.

2020 NOSA Schedule:

April 24

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

May 1

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

May 8

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

May 15

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

May 22

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

May 24

Buffalo River Race Park

Glyndon, MN

May 29

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

May 30

Devils Lake Speedway

Crary, ND

June 5

River Cities Speedway*

Grand Forks, ND

June 12

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

June 19

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

June 24

Norman County Speedway

Ada, MN

June 26

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

June 28

Casino Speedway

Watertown, SD

July 3

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

July 10

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

July 11

Viking Speedway

Alexandria, MN

July 12

Red River Valley Speedway

West Fargo, ND

July 17

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

July 24

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

July 25

Jamestown Speedway

Jamestown, ND

July 31

Dacotah Speedway - Governor's Cup

Mandan, ND

Aug. 1

Dacotah Speedway - Governor's Cup

Mandan, ND

Aug. 6

Norman County Speedway

Ada, MN

Aug. 7

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

Aug 14

River Cities Speedway*

Grand Forks, ND

Aug 21

River Cities Speedway*

Grand Forks, ND

Aug 23

Red River Valley Speedway*

West Fargo, ND

Aug. 28

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

Sept. 4

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

Sept. 5

Buffalo River Race Park

Glyndon, MN

Sept. 11

River Cities Speedway

Grand Forks, ND

 

 

New Hard Charger Program Coming To Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. – While racing series around the country wait to be able to take the green flag, Must See Racing officials have announced a new award for when the season is able to get underway.

Series pit official Tony Roberts has partnered with Must See Racing to offer a $5,000 winner-take-all award as part of the Steadfast for Veterans Challenge, bringing awareness to Steadfast for Veterans and the Homes for Veterans non-profit that he helped to found four years ago.

The Steadfast for Veterans Challenge program will feature the Driving for Dollars Hard Charger Award, a season-long initiative that will see competitors accumulate points based on improving positions throughout their heat races, B-main and feature appearances.

Drivers will receive one point toward the hard-charger standings for every position improved, plus one point for their initial starting position, every time they hit the track. A negative net gain, however, will award no points toward their season-long Driving for Dollars Hard Charger Award total.

At the end of the season, the driver with the most accumulated hard-charger points across all races will receive a $5,000 payout and the title of 2020 Driving for Dollars Hard Charger.

Drivers must attend at least three-quarters of the completed Must See Racing events during the season to be eligible for the payout, and in the event of a tie the purse will be split evenly among those drivers.

Steadfast for Veterans is a non-profit initiative in Indiana committed to raising awareness of and creating housing for homeless veterans in the Indianapolis area.

Phase one of the project, which began in 2016, focuses on Southwest Indianapolis and will feature 16 small, single-occupancy permanent homes of 475 square feet for veterans that will no longer be forgotten upon its completion.

It’s a program that Roberts has worked to bring awareness to since its founding, and his appreciation for the support of Must See Racing toward that goal is clear.

“I founded Steadfast in 2016 after an encounter with a homeless veteran who was living in the back of what was once his mother’s home. The city of Indianapolis owned it at the time. Through that process, I was able to buy the house from the city, rehab it, and in 90 days I gave the house to that veteran,” Roberts recalled. “The others who were helping me with that project, ultimately were the ones who helped me start the Steadfast non-profit out of that situation, from a belief that we could do a lot of good for other veterans through this program. It’s been a process over the last two and a half years to put in place how we can best serve the veteran homeless community, but we’re on our way.

“Seeing the reach and exposure that Must See Racing gets with its television and media packages, the work that Jim and Nancy Hanks have done with the series as a whole and the support for the military and veterans that the racing industry as a whole has shown across the board, it became a very logical way for me to go to get the word out about Steadfast and I look forward to seeing it continue to grow.”

Must See Racing President Jim Hanks is equally excited to help spread Steadfast’s initiative through the series’ platform.

“We are delighted, not just to debut the season-long Driving for Dollars Hard Charger Award, but also to bring awareness and spread the word about the Steadfast for Veterans program through Must See Racing’s platform,” said Hanks. “The veterans in this country that fought to deliver all of us the freedom we enjoy are an integral part of the fabric of the United States and to see many that have nowhere to go is, in a word, heartbreaking. The opportunity to bring shine a light on what Steadfast for Veterans is working to do to help those veterans in need was one that made perfect sense for our series and we look forward to seeing the program play out through the season.”

For more information on Steadfast for Veterans, visit www.steadfastveterans.com.

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

 

 

Attica Raceway Park cancels April 3 event, continues to monitor virus situation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 27, 2020

ATTICA, Ohio - Attica Raceway Park has cancelled the April 3 racing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the "stay-at-home" order issued by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

Under DeWine's order only essential businesses are permitted to stay open through at least April 6, at which point state officials will reassess the situation. Attica Raceway Park officials say the race season opener will be evaluated week to week as health and government officials work to stem the spread of the virus.

"As for now the the Core and Main Spring Nationals are still on. We will follow the orders of the government and the advice of the health officials and hopefully things get back to normal soon. We encourage everyone to do their part to help stem the spread of this virus," said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.

For the time being, Attica Raceway Park is set for the Core & Main Spring Nationals, Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 featuring Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions. Joining the All Stars on Friday will be the Propane.com/Dirt Nerds Podcast Late Models while the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints join the All Stars on Saturday.

Keep tabs on the ongoing race schedule at www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

 

 

Knoxville Raceway

We continue to monitor Coronavirus developments and restrictions in Iowa and around the country. We anticipate a decision being made on the April 18 Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Season Opener by the end of next week. Any announcements will be sent via this newsletter and posted on KnoxvilleRaceway.com and on our social media accounts. Casey's Cares About You and Your Communities

Casey's has always been a staple to the Knoxville, Iowa community, and we know that their familiar stores are a sense of comfort and home to a lot of you as well.

During this time, Casey's stores are open and pizza is baking. They are making decisions to best protect you and their employees.

See what changes are being implemented at Casey's stores around the country, from reduced hours, to food prep to enhanced cleaning at the link below.

We are grateful for our friends at Casey's. When making decisions during this time of where to purchase gasoline or pick-up dinner for your family, please choose Casey's! Read How Casey's is Caring for Communities Here Elliott's Custom Trailers Building Mobile Medical Trailers

Our partners at Elliott's Custom Trailers are partnering with Alumitech to help make mobile medical trailers for testing and observations in Indiana.

The trailers can be finished quickly and delivered.

Elliott's Custom Trailers is a certified minority business owner and cares deeply about helping in this time of need. Relive Some Recent Knoxville Raceway Events on DIRTVision

Join us and your fellow race fans for a #DVWatchParty Saturday night, March 28, on DIRTVision.com.

This Saturday, NOS Energy Drink presents three recent World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events from Knoxville Raceway with commentary from drivers who competed in them!

The action starts at 6pm, ET on Saturday, March 28, only at www.dirtvision.com! Who Will Be Our Next First-Time #NOSvilleNationals Winner?

The last two NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's have produced back-to-back first time winners. Who do YOU think will be the next one?

Get on Twitter and vote in our #NOSvilleNationals Madness poll! There are two rounds to go including voting today, Friday, March 27 and a champion named after voting tomorrow, Saturday, March 28.

Rock the Vote! Only at @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter.

 

 

Georgian Follows Heart to Midwest for Full Winged-Sprint Car Racing Season

March 27, 2020 | Woodstock, Georgia |Sean Rayhall has followed his heart from professional road racing to the dirt tracks of the Midwest. Now, the Woodstock, Georgia-resident will take the next step in that journey as he joins forces with Sipple Racin' to drive the No. 14R Big Machine Vodka/Bigg Golf Triple X chassis for the complete Interstate Racing Association (IRA) calendar in 2020. Running the full slate of scheduled dirt tracks in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin powered by a Competition Specialists-built 410-cubic-inch V8 engine will give the 25-year-old the opportunity to challenge for the Sage Fruit Top Apple Rookie of the Year honors. In addition to the 31-scheduled IRA races, Rayhall is planning select Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) races in addition to exploring options to make his NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series World of Outlaws debut late in the race season with the support of not only Big Machine Vodka and Bigg Golf but also Roin Reality Holdings, Able Roofing, SU Management and Simcraft.

Sean Rayhall racing the No. 14R Sipple Racin' Winged Sprint Car. Image Courtesy of Dirty Slidejobs Rayhall is scheduled to make his first start of the 2020 season with the Racine, Wisconsin-based race team at the April 10 IRA season-opener in Donnellson, Iowa and close September 26 in Plymouth, Wisconsin. However, due to the concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, final scheduling is unknown at this time. All IRA events run can be seen live on FLO Racing (FLORacing.com). The online subscription streaming service offers live as well as historic sprint car racing coverage from around the Unites State.

Rayhall announced his retirement from sports car racing in December 2018 at the age of 23. Having driven at the highest levels of the sport around the world, he reached the pinnacle winning the European Le Mans Series LMP3 Championship in 2017. He was a factory driver for Panoz Auto Development and driver for the factory Lexus team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship prior to his road racing retirement. While coaching other drivers to their own careers, Rayhall was drawn to test a winged sprint car for fun. The thrill and challenge of something so different from his sports car and open wheel roots was more than he could resist. He began racing winged sprint cars in 2019 before planning a full season in 2020.

Sean Rayhall. Image courtesy of All Good Kelly

Sean Rayhall | "I'm extremely pumped about this 2020 season with Sipple Racin'! We've been working very hard with our partners all winter long getting the right equipment under us and the sponsorship in place to make this effort happen. Even though Covid-19 has us at a stand still before the season kicks off, I've been spending a lot of time at SimCraft getting virtual laps and studying videos from past seasons. I want to thank everyone involved for the opportunity to be full time this year. This isn't a deal where there's one or two people helping, it's a group and family effort!"

For more on Sean Rayhall, please follow him on both Instagram and Twitter at @SeanRayhall. For those over 21-years-old and interested in learning more about Big Machine Vodka please visit www.BigMachineVodka.com. More on Bigg Golf can be found at www.BiggGolf.com

 

 

APRIL 4TH NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY POSTPONED

(Perris, CA, March 26, 2020) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has announced that Night of Destruction #2 has been postponed due to the State of California Department of Public Health’s policy on public gatherings regarding the coronavirus crisis. The makeup date for this event and the postponed PASSCAR/IMCA show from March 14th will be announced later.

As of now, the remainder of the 2020 schedule remains intact. However, it is subject to the same State of California Department of Public Health mandates. Please be sure to check The PAS website and Facebook page to keep abreast of any future schedule changes and for the makeup dates of the two aforementioned races.

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/

 

 

Champion Oil Provides Coronavirus Update

To our Valued Customers and Friends,

It is our hope that customers, employees, and families stay healthy while working through unprecedented COVID-19 challenges. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and wanted to provide you with update on our business, status of operation, and how we can support your business.

All Champion Brands, LLC facilities are open. We will continue to accept and ship orders as normal. As of now, our shipping carriers are operating as normal, as restrictions differ from state to state, we have noticed some minimal delays and supply chain disruptions across the country.

Our website www.championbrands.com is accessible for product information, as usual.

Our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers. We have adjusted internally including social distancing, frequent sanitizing of facilities, transitioning some employees to work from home that are not part of the essential day to day manufacturing and warehouse functions. We have also suspended on-site visits from non-employees.

This is a fluid situation, and conditions may change rapidly. We will continue to monitor and follow the guidelines of the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as our local, state, and federal government to ensure that we are applying all prudent safety protocol recommendations.

Champion Brands, LLC appreciates your business and we want to thank you for choosing us as your supplier. If anything changes, we will provide updates as soon as possible.

Stay safe out there. Karl

 

 

Design Donny’s Helmet

10-Time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Champion Schatz To Wear Winner’s Concept for 2020 Kings Royal Event at Eldora Speedway

FARGO, ND (March 26, 2020) – 10-Time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz is known for his precision and focus on the race track, as well as his signature bright-colored Bell helmets which have long been painted by Brad Plantenga of Bullseye Visual. A driver’s helmet is their calling card, representative of their personality.

As a young race fan, did you ever wondered what it would be like to see your concept come to life on the helmet of your favorite driver? One young fan’s dream could become reality through the “Design Donny’s Helmet” contest.

One young race fan will have a chance to see their helmet design not only be realized but painted by Bullseye Visual and worn by Schatz during the 2020 Kings Royal event on July 15 – 18 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Children and teens up to the age of 18 can submit their design concept using the template downloadable from the link below:

Download Template: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uwng850x0viepwn/AAAUm8uaQTpIaBkM8EGjBE2aa?dl=0

In addition to having their design brought to life for the Kings Royal, the winner will also receive the following:

Replica of the helmet Schatz wears for the 2020 Kings Royal. Two (2) tickets for Fri., July 17 and Sat., July 18 of the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway.

Paid hotel room for Fri., July 17 and Sat., July 18 within the venue region. $500 courtesy of Donny Schatz Motorsports toward travel expenses, Etc. Entries will be accepted beginning on Tues., March 24 with all submissions for consideration due by 11:59 PM ET on Fri., May 1. The winning design will be personally selected by Schatz and announced the following week.

To submit entries, please email them directly to info@donnyschatzmotorsports.com or by a Twitter post tagging @DonnySchatz and @BellRacingHQ.

For more information regarding Schatz, please visit www.donnyschatzmotorsport.com or follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz15, Instagram at @donnyschatz or Twitter at @DonnySchatz.

For more information regarding Bell Helmets, please visit www.bellracing.com. To learn more about Bullseye Visual, follow them on Twitter @bullseyevisual.

Tony Stewart Racing 438 Southpoint Circle Brownsburg, IN 46112

 

 

Cobra Coaches Dash Series Returns with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

SYRACUSE, NY – Since 2009, one of the staples of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is the Cobra Coaches Dash Series point fund. The top ten in dash points totaled throughout the season will share from the point fund at the annual awards banquet.

In most full point ESS events, the drivers that either finish in fifth and sixth (where there’s three heats) or fourth (where there’s four heats) got to a four-lap dash. The dash will be sponsored by a local business where it will award the winner either $125 or $100. Each position is paid, sets up starting positions for the A-Main and also awards points for those finishes.

The points are tallied up throughout the year and then the final point standings are set where the point fund from Cobra Coaches is then handed out. With the unique set up for the dash entries, it also helps spread the wealth to different drivers during the night and year.

Drivers such as Shawn Donath, Parker Evans, Dave Axton and Paul Kinney have collected dash championships over the years since the new format. Also, in banquet tradition, Chuck Hebing has been known to give a snake-skinned gift to the winner.

Hebing, a former ESS champion is the owner of Cobra Coaches. His craftmanship is seen throughout the ESS pit area with haulers and trailers built from his shop. Teams such has Jason Barney, Steve Poirier, Jeff Cook, Alex Vigneault and others travel down the road with the Cobra Coaches logo on their haulers.

Cobra Coaches is located in Ontario, NY, which designs and builds custom motor homes and trailers. Their vehicle creations are specifically designed to meet the customer needs. Cobra has been setting the standard in the US and Canada since 1994. For more information, please visit www.cobracoaches.net

The Lucas Oil ESS sponsorship fold continues to grow as it approaches the 2020 racing season. Colagiovanni, Tanner, Barney, Hebing, VanInwegen, Cook, Preston, Donath, Franek, Holcomb and so many more are ready to showcase some of the best winged sprint car action at a dirt track near you.

The 37th Annual Tour for the Lucas Oil backed Empire Super Sprints will visit New York, Ontario and Quebec, Canada to some of the very best facilities in the Northeast. As tradition continues, it will be excitement guaranteed!

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints:

Web: www.empiresupersprints.com
Twitter: @ESSprints

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

Instagram: 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, Ground Control Lawn and Snow, Rifenburg Contracting Corp., Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Pinnacle Employee Services, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!


 

 

ACCU-FORCE DYNOS & TESTERS TO PROVIDE SHOCK/SPRING TESTING & TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO PACE RUSH RACING SERIES IN 2020
March 26, 2020
(By Mike Leone)

 

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is looking forward to working with Accu-Force Dynos & Testers throughout the 2020 season. Owned by Keith Berner, Accu-Force will be providing shock/spring testing equipment as well as technical support to Series Tech Officials for the 2020 season.

"We're always looking at ways to improve our tech program, especially the ever-changing suspension technology," acknowledged RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Keith, a former Ohio Late Model racer himself, is very respected in the racing community and his Accu-Force equipment is really going to be a great asset to helping us in the field to assure that racers are in compliance with our rules. His close proximity to our offices is also going to be a great asset in turn-around time in the event we would have to confiscate a shock/spring for further testing. We can't thank Keith enough for lending us his expertise in this field and we're really looking forward to working with him!"

"All of us at Accu-Force are looking forward to being associated with Vicki and everyone involved with the RUSH Racing Series," stated Berner. "They have worked hard to try to keep racing affordable and competitive. We have worked with many of the teams in the past and look forward to working with them and the RUSH Racing Series in the future."

Accu-Force Dynos & Testers, located in Millersburg, Ohio, assists race teams across the world with suspension test equipment and the latest in shock & spring technology. Utilizing years of knowledge and expertise, owner Keith Berner and the Accu-Force team can help your race program gain those valuable tenths of a second needed to beat the competition. Whether you are in need of a piece of our innovative equipment, a custom set of shocks, a private seminar, chassis set-up, or on track testing with our data acquisition system, Accu-Force strives to provide the best customer service possible at an affordable price!

For more information on Accu-Force, check out their website at Accuforcetesters.com, like their Facebook atwww.facebook.com/AccuForce-Dynos-Testers-203851222987016, and follow them on Twitter @Accu_Force.

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

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

 

 

Frost Enjoying the Ride

The step into 410 Sprintcars is far from an easy task. For Tasmanian-basedteenager Tate Frost, it’s a challenge that he is grabbing with both hands.

Recently completing his second season in 410 Sprintcars, the 18-year-old racer took part in many of the major events, such as selected World Series Sprintcar Championship rounds, the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway and the Australian Championship on home soil: Latrobe Speedway, and showed plenty of promise.

With the highs come the lows, but Frost never let the challenges of taking on the country’s best 410 Sprintcar racers get the better of him and he counted it all as part of the learning curve.

“I had some good nights and some bad nights throughout the season but with it all I counted it as valuable experience,” said the pilot of the Tas # 62 Mooie Makeup / Wicked Energy Gum supported Maxim car.

“When you come up against the country’s best racers at the season’s biggest events, you learn so much as a racer, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be racing regularly on the mainland and constantlybeing able to grow as a racer.”

One of the newest additions to the team was crew chief Dave McFadden. The Frost family and McFadden got to know one another late last season during Tate’s first season in 410 Sprintcars through McFadden’s race parts business T&D Wholesale. McFadden’s first night as crew chief came at Latrobe Speedway late last season, when he finished second in the feature race. After that, McFadden hasn’t left the team’s side. Apart from crew chief duties, McFadden houses the team’s car at his Warrnambool-based workshop. At the same time, Frost has gained a mentor in Dave’s son, James McFadden.

“I can’t thank the McFadden family enough for all of their ongoing support and it’s certainly played a huge part in our team’s progress,” commented the Westbury, Tasmania resident, who prior to stepping into Sprintcars had spent five years in Go Karting on the tar circuits around Tasmania, along with three years competing on the Australian Championship trail in the KA2 class.

“James has been a great mentor for me, as he has achieved so much in the sport of Sprintcars and he is the type of person who tells me what I need to hear not what I want to hear. There were times during the season, when his advice played a big part in me being able to turn a tough night into a good night.”

Throughout the season, Frost contested a total of 22 race meetings and managed to bring home a total of 15 feature-race finishes. One of the highlights came at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway in Victoria during the second Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round in October of last year, when he charged from the C main (4th), then the B main (3rd) and ended up sixth in the feature race.

Although the 2019-20 season was brought to a premature end due to the coronavirus, Frost and the team are now looking forward to the 2020-21 season, which is set to begin in September at Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia. Frost is planning to contest a similar schedule to the one from the season just gone.

Frost would like to thank his 2019-20 season sponsors: Mooie Makeup Wicked Energy Gum T&D Wholesale Glenara Stockfeeds Frost Civil Construction Max Medhurst Crash Repairs Joyce Performance Tas Truck Refinishing

Special Thanks:Anthony and Deb Frost (Tate’s parents), Dave and Tania McFadden, James McFadden, and Chris and Jason Love.

To find out more about Frost and to follow his racing activities, LIKE him on Facebook by searching Anthony Frost Racing.

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY CANCELS TEST & TUNE PRACTICES

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

With the Covid 19 virus Ohio and National rules to Stay at Home in effect, plus the grounds at Wayne County Speedway being very wet, Promoters Jason and Kristin Flory have cancelled the test and tune practices for the next two Saturdays, March 28th and April 4th. With the Covid 19 rules to be reviewed again on April 6th, the Florys have scheduled a test and tune on Tuesday, April 7th from 5 pm to 8 pm. Should the weather improve and the track grounds dry up, racers can schedule to rent the track out for a practice with up to 5 or 6 racers going together. The cost is $100 an hour and make an appointment by going to; florywcs@yahoo.com

Opening night is scheduled for Saturday, April 11th featuring the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association/ Pine Tree Towing and Recovery Sprints, the Malcuit Tavern Super Late Models, the McKenzie Concrete Super Stocks and the JoyRide Transport Mini Stocks. Gates will open at 3 pm with hot laps at 6 pm and racing at 7 pm.

Depending on the Covid 19 virus and how the Ohio and National rules to Stay at Home continue or are changed, will also determine when Wayne County Speedway will get their season started. Stay up to date on the tracks latest news at Facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway

 

 

PRI Update On COVID-19

March 20, 2020 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show preparations continue as the exhibitor deadline for a full refund is extended to September 1, 2020 0 PRI Update On COVID-19

As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues to evolve, we remain committed to hosting a successful PRI Trade Show, scheduled for December 10-12, 2020. As our planning continues, we are putting in place changes to help lower the level of uncertainty for our exhibitors and attendees.

While the priority exhibitor application deadline of May 8, 2020, remains in effect for the initial floor plotting, we have extended the deadline to receive a full refund to September 1, 2020. Exhibitors can reserve space with confidence, knowing that we will continue to monitor developments and make updates as necessary.

The health and welfare of PRI exhibitors, attendees, employees, and the racing community is our top priority. As such, PRI has instituted a companywide work-from-home policy into April, and has cancelled or postponed any face-to-face meetings or events through May 31, 2020.

While our work arrangements have changed for the time being, we are 100% committed to helping the industry minimize business disruptions and succeed during this challenging time. All PRI staff and account representatives are working full-time, and are here to answer questions and provide information as it becomes available.

PRI is monitoring the situation very closely, and we will continue to update the industry on any new developments. Those with questions should reach out to their account reps, or contact 949-499-5413 or mail@performanceracing.com.

 

 

BRODY ROA ANXIOUS TO GET BACK ON TRACK AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Perris, CA, March 22, 2020) In the summer of 1977, Rita Coolidge had a hit song titled “Your Love Has Lifted Me Higher.” One of the lines in the song went, “Now once I was downhearted, disappointment was my closest friend.” Many racers in Southern California are downhearted and it is safe to say that disappointment is not their closest friend right now due to the coronavirus. One of them is Garden Grove, California racing star Brody Roa and he cannot wait till it is time to get back on the track. 4.jpg Brody Roa photo courtesy of Charles Fawcett.

The Amsoil USAC/CRA and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars were slated to open Perris Auto Speedway’s historic 25th sprint car season this Saturday night. But, at 7:00 P.M. when the first green flag was slated to fly, there will be no cars on the track, no cheering fans, no tempting aroma of the track’s barbeque wafting through the grandstands and the bright track lights will be turned off due to the coronavirus.

For Roa, the disappointment of the empty night is huge. Not only the fact that it is a race that has been postponed, but also for the point that he would be coming into the event ranked second in the USAC/CRA championship standings. That would make him the highest placed of the series regulars.

“It is a huge letdown,” Roa said from his home on Sunday afternoon. “We always look forward to the beginning of the year. Instead, we will be home staring at the tv or whatever. It is pretty frustrating as we should be down at the shop loading up the trailer right now, but we are all sitting at home or walking our dogs.”

Earlier this month, Roa drove his famous #91R to third and fourth-place finishes at the season-opening weekend in the “Spring Showcase” at Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park. The team was back in the shop doing the normal maintenance after that race. During this unplanned delay, they have been back in the shop going over things again. They are more than ready to roll past the Kevin Winter’s green flag at Perris Auto Speedway on April 25th if the race takes place.

While some dates may be canceled, Roa, who won the 2019 USAC Southwest Series championship, says he may venture off and drive for some other owners in other series when his schedule permits. However, the #91R will be confined to the USAC/CRA Series.

“Keeping the #91R confined to CRA will kind of help our program at the end of the year,” Roa stated. “We will not have worn out all of our funds, energy and equipment. We seem to start the seasons off so well. For the first 12 races or so we are pretty strong. But, because we have been running so much the past few years, the maintenance time has not been there.”

One of the surprises at the first two races in Arizona was Roa qualifying third fastest on both nights. In the past, if there has been a chink in his armor, it has been qualifying.

“I wish I could tell you,” the 29-year-old laughed when asked how he qualified so good in the Copper State. “I don’t know! I have not been able to figure out how I qualified that well. Hopefully, when we get going again, I can do it again and pinpoint what it was. Qualifying obviously has not been my strong point over the last 10-years or even going back to my years in go-kart racing.”

While there is some downtime in racing presently, Roa and his wife Tailor have stayed occupied.

“I am still going to work so that keeps me busy Monday through Friday,” Roa stated. “Our new lab puppy is loving it. We go on a lot of walks now and have been taking her to training classes where she was made an example of (not doing what she should have been doing). She is definitely a hyper lab puppy. She is a decent listener right now. Hopefully, that gets better.”

The longtime racer looks forward to when he can get back on the track and he hopes it is as soon as possible at Perris Auto Speedway.

“I hope to be back on the track on April 25th at the Perris race,” the longtime racer said. “Obviously we are not going to be there this Saturday, but our plan is to be there for the opener next month or whenever it happens.”

Like Roa, his fellow competitors and all the fans, cars will be on the track soon and life as we know it will return to as close to normal as possible.

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.

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Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. Ahern Equipment Rentals, All Coast Construction, Battery Systems, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

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

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

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

 

 

Drivers: Time to Aim for Your Priority Aviation $20,000 Sponsorship!

Knoxville, IA, March 23, 2020 – Sprint car drivers everywhere: it’s time to aim for your Priority Aviation $20,000 Sponsorship! This year, Richard & Jennifer Marshall, of Priority Aviation, will not only be awarding a $20,000 first place prize for the driver/team raising the most funds for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, they will also be awarding the second place earner $10,000 and the third place earner $5,000!

Drivers planning on competing at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa in the August 360 and/or the 410 Knoxville Nationals are eligible. The drivers/teams who raise the most funds for the non-profit museum through memberships or donations will again be rewarded cash bonuses.

Last year’s winner was Lance Dewease, while Carson McCarl finished second. The program brought in over $60,000 last year for the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.

So far, Altoona, Iowa’s Carson McCarl leads the race for 20 grand, with Robbie Kendall of Catonsville, Maryland in the runner-up spot!

“Someone is definitely going home with this $20,000,” says National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum executive director, Bob Baker. “In addition, we’ll have drivers getting to add $10,000 and $5,000 to their teams. We’re really excited, and this is a great time for teams to get their campaigns going. We really want to thank everyone who donates to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum!”

All that sprint car teams and fans need to do is have their prospective members or donors visit www.SprintCarStuff.com and order a membership there, or contact the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. If ordering online, specify your driver or race team in the “Notes” section on the final page.

The driver or team with the highest amount of donations returned to the museum before July 31, at 6 p.m., will receive the $20,000 sponsorship funding. Second will be awarded $10,000 and third, $5,000. Memberships start at only $25 per year, but any donation amount will be accepted. So everyone can afford to help out their favorite race team and the museum!

For more information on the Priority Aviation $20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship please call the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at 1-800-874-4488.

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

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum
One Sprint Capital Place
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: 641-842-6176
Fax: 641-842-6177
E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com
Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener at Placerville Speedway postponed

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…The Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener scheduled for this Saturday March 28th at Placerville Speedway has been postponed due to the continued COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

On March 19th, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay at home order, which includes having no public events and gatherings of any number for the foreseeable future.

Shortly before the Governor gave his orders, El Dorado County’s chief health officer issued a directive telling residents to remain at home for approximately one month to slow the coronavirus spread.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour will be working with promoters since various tracks are under different restrictions. At the end of the day however, we want to do our part and not help contribute to the spread of COVID-19.

We encourage everyone to spend time with family, stay safe and follow all guidelines they have encouraged. The entire staff of Russell Motorsports Inc. can’t wait to see all our great fans and teams once we get back to racing.

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

More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

 

 

Champion Increases Capacity of Private Label Opportunities for Aftermarket Motor Oils, Chemicals, Additives and Lubricants

For over 64 years, Champion Brands, LLC has blended and packaged motor oils, gear lubes, brake fluids, power steering fluids, fuel additives, transmission fluids, greases, and many other specialty automotive chemicals. www.championbrands.com

Champion knows that building and protecting a valuable brand requires highly effective quality control. Champion is an ISO 9001:2015 manufacturer and has held an ISO 9001 certification for over two decades. From approving raw production and packaging materials to final inspections of packaged goods, their processes ensure high quality and consistency for our customers. And a commitment of continuous improvements ensures that customers can expect Champion to work as partners to improve efficiency, reduce risk and eliminate errors.

Champion is a proud member of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) and a supporter of the ILMA Code of Ethics, which works to ensure manufacturers produce products that meet today’s exacting specifications. They are a licensee for the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System, and hold numerous industry and OEM approvals for most products. Champion also actively participates in Missouri’s stakeholder processes for Missouri Weights and Measures Petroleum Quality Program, working to keep inferior-quality products and products with misleading labels off the market.

Champion has a fully-functioning, on-site Quality Control lab where product and material quality can be monitored at multiple stages of our supply and production processes. They can also work with customers on method development or unique quality test requirements they may have for their products. Some of the select test methods and equipment available include:

Density by Digital Density Meter Kinematic Viscosity Low-Temperature Viscosity by Brookfield Viscometer Cold-Cranking Viscosity of Engine Oils Elemental Analysis by EDXRF ATR and fixed-path FT-IR Spectrometry Demulsibility of Lubricants Foaming Tendency of Lubricants Water by Karl Fischer Titration pH of Glycols and Brake Fluids Reflux Boiling Point of Automotive Brake Fluids and Glycols Other Brake Fluids Tests as Defined in FMVSS 116

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 64 years. Champion also produces and blends over 300 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets.

For more information about Champion private label capabilities contact Karl Dedolph, Director of Racing & Performance Products. 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. - Officials from the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series confirmed Saturday that the start of the season for the traveling 410ci asphalt sprint car tour is on hold due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

The declaration also applies to the Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series, the new feeder division under the Must See Racing banner set to begin this summer.

Originally scheduled to kick off April 17-18 at Montgomery Motor Speedway in Alabama, there is now no specific timetable for when the Must See Racing calendar will officially begin, as sports around the world have come to a halt in the wake of the COVID-19 fight.

Must See Racing President Jim Hanks issued a statement Saturday morning addressing the disappointing news.

"The ongoing sudden, abrupt and ever-changing facts, including local, state and national governmental mandates surrounding the coronavirus, currently makes it impossible to accurately predict when MSR can reliably begin, and in all probability, be required to reschedule the 2020 racing season," said Hanks.

"Be assured the safety, health and well-being of everyone remains the number one consideration and paramount concern of everyone at Must See Racing," Hanks continued. "We will keep everyone updated with MSR schedule update bulletins as we look forward to reconstructing the 2020 schedule with the multiple track and event options available to deliver first class racing and entertainment at the tracks, in the multimedia space and on television for our valued race fans."

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway Sponsors the Canada Tour with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

SYRACUSE, NY – It’s the sprint car capital of Canada and also home of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, for the second consecutive year, the Ohsweken Speedway will sponsor the Canada Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS).

Nestled in the track owner’s backyard, Glenn Styres had the Ohsweken Speedway built 25 years ago and now the track located on the Six Nations Reserve is widely known in both Canada and the United States. The weekly home for 360 sprint cars, Ohsweken hosts one of the largest 360 events in both countries, the aforementioned Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

The Nationals started in 2005 and ESS has been proud to be a part of each event. Eight-time ESS champion Steve Poirier has won the Nationals three times which ties him with the most wins along with Shane Stewart.

The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will be Sept. 18 & 19 where the winner will go home once again with over $10,000. ESS tour followers have had tremendous success at the event and look forward to the annual visit.

For 2020, Ohsweken will be making history with the first ever NASCAR Pinty Series on dirt. Monday & Tuesday, Aug. 17 & 18 will be Northern Summer Nationals with the Pinty’s 100 on Tuesday capping off the two-day event. The 360 sprints will also be on hand with a pair of $5,000 to win events and look for several ESS stars to be on hand.

The Lucas Oil Tour will visit Autodrome’s Granby & Drummond, Cornwall, Le RPM, Brockville and Mohawk as a part of the Ohsweken Speedway Canada Tour. Those events will carry full points towards the Canada Tour and will have a separate point fund paying the top 15 in points.

Overall ESS champion Paulie Colagiovanni narrowly edged Jordan Poirier by three points to claim the Ohsweken Speedway title last year. Steve Poirier, Matt Tanner and Jason Barney followed to make up the top five.

For more information on all that Ohsweken offers in 2020 please visit ohswekenspeedway.ca or call the track office at (519) 717-0023

The 37th Annual Tour for the Lucas Oil backed Empire Super Sprints will visit New York, Ontario and Quebec, Canada to some of the very best facilities in the Northeast. As tradition continues, it will be excitement guaranteed!

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

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

Instagram: empiresupersprints

 

 

Placerville Speedway season on hold for time being

Placerville, CA…The Placerville Speedway season is on hold until further notice due to the continued COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. On March 19th, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay at home order, which includes having no public events and gatherings of any number for the foreseeable future.

Shortly before the Governor gave his orders, El Dorado County’s chief health officer issued a directive telling residents to remain at home for approximately one month to slow the coronavirus spread.

The previously scheduled events at Placerville Speedway on March 21st, March 28th, April 4th and April 11th have been postponed. As everyone knows this is a fluid situation and will be updated when changes occur. The speedway will be working with the El Dorado County Fairgrounds about possible make-up dates.

We encourage everyone to spend time with family, stay safe and follow all guidelines they have encouraged. The entire staff of Russell Motorsports Inc. can’t wait to see all our great fans and teams once we get back to racing. Stay glued to http://www.placervillespeedway.com for all future updates.

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum Locking Museum Doors Until April 1

Effective immediately, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum will be keeping their museum doors locked until April 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 virus for the safety of our visitors and employees. We will still be filling orders, answering phones, and working on our future exhibits inside our museum, like our “Salute to Champion Greg Hodnett” exhibit.

“With the City of Knoxville’s police department, fire department, and city offices keeping their front doors locked at this time, we equally want to protect our visitors and employees,” stated Bob Baker, executive director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. “We still have plenty of work inside to prepare for this coming race season, but we want to do our part to keep everyone safe, and ready to go, once we get the green flag.”

SprintCarStuff.com, the museum’s online store will be open 24/7, and orders will be filled daily. For more information about the National Sorint Car Hall of Fame & Museum call us at 1-800-874-4488 or visit us at SprintCarhof.com.

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway Preseason Meetings Moved Online

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (March 20, 2020) – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Ohsweken Speedway officials have decided to move the Rules Discussions scheduled for Sunday, March 22 to GForceTV.net and the Ohsweken Speedway Facebook page.

Sunday, March 22 Infocasts on GForceTV.net and the Ohsweken Speedway Facebook page are scheduled as follows:

Thursday Night Micro Sprints Infocast - 12:00pm - 1:30pm Friday Night Excitement Infocast - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Live and interactive online rules discussions for the Thursday Micro Sprints will kick off the broadcast at 12:00pm. The 2020 rules packages for the Kool-Kidz Micro Sprint divisions will be rolled out during the broadcast.

At 2:00pm, the discussion will switch focus towards Ohsweken’s Friday Night Excitement divisions. Track officials will present information on a variety of topics, including a schedule and payout overview, technical bulletins and race procedures.

Ohsweken Speedway officials do not anticipate any major rule changes for Friday competitions as the rules are set for 2020, but teams are welcome to post their questions or concerns to this optional rules and procedures discussion.

“Just like every night at Ohsweken Speedway, the safety of our drivers, teams and staff is our first priority, so we have decided to move the meetings online,” said general manager Clinton Geoffrey. “Everyone interested can watch from home and ask questions or make comments as the meeting moves along. A moderator will be in place to help control the questions and comments. Teams can also leave contact information in order to request an Ohsweken Speedway official call them following the meeting.”

Membership Deadline & New Sponsor Night Partner Program for 2020

New for 2020 is Ohsweken Speedway’s Sponsor Night Partner Program. Ohsweken Speedway members who return their 2020 season memberships forms prior to the March 23 Early Bird cut off will also receive 16 sponsor grandstand passes redeemable for any regular Friday Night Excitement racing event. Teams can use these passes to bring their sponsors to the track for free.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, a new registration procedure is in place. Completed forms MUST be emailed to tammy@ohswekenspeedway.com. Once forms are received via email, you will be contacted within 48 hours for payment. Memberships are payable by debit or credit card. (Cash payments can be arranged if paperwork has been completed). Registration forms for drivers and crew can be downloaded and printed at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/membership-forms/.

Pit Membership Pricing $100 ($75 if paperwork is received before March 23, 2020 early bird deadline) *Entitles pass holder to enter pits at the 2020 Ohsweken Member Rate **Valid from May 15 through September 11. Not valid for practice nights.

Season Pit Pass Pricing $350 ($300 if paperwork is received before March 23, 2020 early bird deadline) *Also Includes 2020 Pit Membership

**Valid from May 15 through September 11. Not valid for practice nights. ***Valid for Member Pricing ONLY on July 6, August 17, August 18, September 18 and September 19

Advanced reserved tickets and camping for all Ohsweken Speedway major events are available online at https://www.showpass.com/o/ohsweken-speedway/. For news and the most up-to-date information about Ohsweken Speedway’s 25th season of Friday Night Excitement, stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca.

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Tickets Available Now For All 2020 Major Events Advanced reserved tickets and camping for all Ohsweken Speedway major events, including the Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on July 6, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series on dirt and Northern Summer Nationals August 17-18, and 16th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 17-19, are available online at https://www.showpass.com/o/ohsweken-speedway/.

About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Excitement racing program is the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing visits Ohsweken for seven live broadcasts in 2020 that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 29, June 19, July 10, August 17, September 11, September 18 and September 19. These broadcasts include the first night of the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring a $5,000 USD-to-win 360 Sprint Car Showdown, as well as the 16th Annual Nitro 54 Variety and Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.

2020 Season Ohswken Speedway’s 25th season will be one of its biggest years yet. The 2020 season will feature every event broadcast live via Ohsweken Speedway’s Live Stream network. That includes all the major events, including the 16th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals and weekly Friday Night Excitement events featuring four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 for more information.

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

Ohsweken Speedway RaceSource: Ohsweken Speedway Racesource is Canada's Choice for Sprint Car parts, accessories and consumables. Located in the heart of the fastest growing sprint car market in North America, at Southern Ontario’s Ohsweken Speedway. Let our experts lead you to Victory Lane. For pricing and additional information, visit www.osrparts.com.

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

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

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

 

 

Marysville Raceway Postpones Upcoming Events

(Marysville, CA – March 19, 2020)… Marysville Raceway has postponed the 2020 championship auto racing season until April 11. Speedway officials are working with the Yuba County Officials to comply with precautionary guidelines for public gatherings while the COVID-19 virus is confronted.

All week health experts have been reviewing the effect of the virus on gatherings. Wednesday, Bi-County Health Officer Dr. Phuong Luu set new standards for the area which includes restrictions on travel for non- essential services. Those restrictions apply until April 9th.

“We want to do our part in preventing this terrible virus,” said Dennis Gage, Marysville Raceway Manager. “This is unprecedented”, Gage continued. “We’ve had rain, floods, and fires, but never a virus impacting our events,” he concluded.

The race season which normally runs from March until October will be shortened up

considerably now starting in April. The signature events, the Mel Hall Memorial is planned for Memorial Weekend and the annual two-day Monster Truck show is scheduled for June 19 and 20 are still planned.

The July 3rd celebration as the Speedway could also be impacted by the changes and may move. Several dark July and August dates are being looked at for reschedules.

While there remain no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yuba County the Worldwide and State impacts dictate preventive measures in all areas. Marysville Raceway has operated for 53 years on Simpson Lane in Marysville and did get an opening special race in on Saturday February 29. Authorized Auto Repair will continue at the site during this time.

Any online or pre event tickets purchased will be honored at the full value of the tickets at events held later in the year.

Event information and updates will be posted on the track website at

www.marysvilleraceway.com Or calls may be placed to 530-350-7275.

 

 

The PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series

(UMSS) 2020 Wing and Traditional schedules took more time than usual
to complete, but the wait will be worth it. The series will visit 10 different facilities in 2020 with an additional two
facilities for their, yet unnamed, southern Minnesota series that the PIRTEK UMSS will manage in 2020. Cedar Lake
Speedway will once again serve as the home track for both programs. With 16 wing dates and 30 traditional dates, as
of mid-March, the 2020 PIRTEK UMSS season will give fans many opportunities to experience great, local sprint car
racing.

Date Track Event Class
Apr 04 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI Season Opener Traditionals
Apr 11 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI NASCAR Dash Traditionals
Apr 16 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI Legendary Opener Day 1 Traditionals
Apr 17 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI Legendary Opener Day 2 Traditionals
Apr 18 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI Legendary Opener Day 3 Traditionals
Apr 25 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI NASCAR Dash Traditionals
May 02 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI Spring Sprint Car Special/Wing
Season Opener - With CRSS and IRA
Traditionals and Wings
May 09 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI School Bus Night Traditionals
May 15 TBD Traditionals and Wings
May 16 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI NASCAR Dash Traditionals
May 23 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI Pack the track with free front gate
admission
Wings
May 24 Eagle Val ley Speedway Thunder in the Val ley Traditionals and Wings
May 30 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI NASCAR Dash Traditionals
Jun 06 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI NASCAR Dash Traditionals and Wings
Jun 12 Princeton Speedway - Princeton, MN Bi l ly Anderson Memorial Traditionals and Wings
Jun 13 Ogi lvie Raceway - Ogi lvie, MN Davey Tabor Memorial Traditionals and Wings
Jun 20 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI Kids Night Wings
Jun 25 Grand Rapids Speedway - Grand Rapids, MN Rene Speedwaeek - With NRSS Traditionals and Wings
Jun 26 Gondik Law Speedway - Superior, WI Rene Speedweek - With NRSS Traditionals and Wings
Jun 27 Hibbing Speedway - Hibbing, MN The Rene - With NRSS Traditionals and Wings
Jun 28 Proctor Speedway - Proctor, MN Rene Speedweek - With NRSS Traditionals
Jul 02 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI WoO Wings
Jul 18 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI NASCAR Dash Traditionals
Jul 25 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI NASCAR Dash Traditionals
Aug 22 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI NASCAR Dash Traditionals
Aug 28 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI Traditional Chal lenge - With NRSS and
CRSS
Traditionals and Wings
Aug 29 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI Traditional Chal lenge - With NRSS and
CRSS
Traditionals and Wings
Sep 04 River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND Tundra Tour - With NRSS and WRSS Traditionals
Sep 05 Greenbush Race Park - Greenbush, MN Tundra Tour - With NRSS Traditionals
Sep 06 Greenbush Race Park - Greenbush, MN Tundra Tour - With NRSS Traditionals
Sep 12 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI Jerry Richert Memorial - With CRSS Traditionals
Sep 17 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI Legendary 100 Traditionals and Wings
Sep 18 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI Legendary 100 Traditionals and Wings
Sep 19 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI Legendary 100 Traditionals and Wings
Oct 03 Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI Arrive and Drive Traditionals and Wings
Southern Minnesota Series
Jul 16 Dodge County Speedway - Kasson, MN Thunderbird Open Traditionals
Jul 17 Chateau Speedway - Austin, MN Sprint Car Night Traditionals
Aug 07 Chateau Speedway - Austin, MN Fireworks Traditionals

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park postpones Hampshire Classic

Thursday, March 19, 2020

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio - Do to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's order prohibiting gatherings of 100 people or more in an effort to stop the spread of the virus, Waynesfield Raceway Park will postpone the Third Annual Bob Hampshire Classic that had been scheduled for Saturday, March 28.

"Of course our utmost concern is the health and safety of our fans, staff and race teams. Together we can beat this virus and come out a stronger state and country if we don't panic, continue to support each and do what the medical experts tell us to do. It's a shame we have to do this but rest assured we are working to find another date. As of now the other events are still good to go," said Shane Helms Waynesfield Promoter.

The 360 sprints take center stage at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, May 23 as the NRA Sprint Invaders take on the teams of the Patriot Sprint Tour in a $3,000 to win affair. The UMP Modifieds also join in on the fun. It's a big weekend for the two 360 sprint series as they battle at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, May 22, then come to Waynesfield before wrapping it up at Eldora Speedway on Sunday. The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 sprint racing organization based in New York.

Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions return to Waynesfield as part of the 38th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The traveling All Stars will stop at Waynesfield for the third leg of speedweek on Sunday, June 14 for the Third Annual Rick Ferkel Classic. The NRA 360 sprints will also be in action with $200 being awarded to the highest finishing 305 sprint. The USAC D2 Thunder Midgets will also be in competition. Ferkel, known by his legion of fans as the "Ohio Traveler" is a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee and is one of the original "outlaws" recording over 400 career sprint car wins.

In what has become one of the must-see events in Ohio, the 12th Annual Jack Hewitt Classic will hit the high banks of Waynesfield Raceway Park on Thursday, July 2 featuring the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (non-wing), the FAST winged 410 sprint series, the USAC D2 Thunder Midgets and the 360 verses 305 challenge. The event honors racing legend and National Sprint Car hall of Fame member Jack Hewitt, a Troy, Ohio native who made a name for himself as a champion with the All Stars, USAC Silver Crown Series and has wins with the World of Outlaws, USAC Sprints and Midgets and wins across the country in winged and non-wing sprints and is renown for his no-nonsense attitude and love of the sport.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will feature the FAST winged 410 sprints, the BOSS non-wing sprints and the USAC D2 Thunder midgets on Saturday, Aug. 22.

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


 

 

EQUIPMENT RENTAL OPTIONS TO PRESENT WEEKLY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP POINT FUND IN 2020 FOR PACE PERFORMANCE RUSH SPRINT CARS
March 19, 2020
(By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are thrilled to announce that Equipment Rental Options has come on board as the presenting sponsor of the Weekly Series Championship point fund for the 2020 season. The 2020 Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship will feature 30 RUSH Sprint Car events concluding with the "Steel City Stampede" at Lernerville Speedway on October 17. Several new racers will be entering the class after a season that saw car counts grow from the inaugural 2018 season.

Bonnell's Rod Shop had been the presenting sponsor of the Weekly Series Championship during the first two years of the division's inception. In fact, their sponsorship allowed the point fund to grow to more than $20,000 after the program was originally announced back in 2017. Chad Ruhlman was the $5,000 champion both years of competition.

Equipment Rental Options is co-owned by current RUSH Sprint Car racer, Arnie Kent. The veteran New Castle, Pa. driver, who got his start in Micro Sprints before moving up the Sprint Car ladder, won the division's first ever race in 2018 at Lernerville and went on to win the "Wednesday Night Lightning" Championship.

"First off we have to thank Scott Bonnell for his unwavering support of the RUSH Sprint Cars," stated Emig. "Scott was behind the concept from day one, had a car in the Series, and offered financial support to grow the point fund without us even approaching him. We know he will remain a strong proponent of the Series. With that said, we're very thankful Arnie has stepped up with his Equipment Rental Options so we can maintain the lucrative point fund. Arnie has been a longtime friend of both Mike and myself as well as many of our racers, and we're really looking forward to being able to promote his growing business!"

Equipment Rental Options currently has two locations in western Pennsylvania; one in Hermitage and another in New Castle; however, this summer will be moving into a new larger facility at 3587 Clover Lane just off Wilmington Road (Route 18) in New Castle.

From earth moving equipment such as excavators, dozers and skid loaders to boom lifts, material handlers and everything in between, Equipment Rental Options proudly serves industry, contractors and homeowners. Regardless if your project is large or small, you can find the equipment you need when you stop in one of their two locations. Homeowners throughout the area have also made Equipment Rental Options their source for affordable lawn and garden equipment since 1999. With their rentals, you may quickly finish all your do-it-yourself projects. Equipment Rental Options has a large inventory of equipment for that growing ''to do'' list. They have a fully trained, knowledgeable staff on hand to help you choose the right piece of equipment for every job, and show you how to use it. Their number one goal to you is to provide complete customer satisfaction, to help you get the job done fast and correctly.

For more information on Equipment Rental Options, check out their website at www.equipmentrentalpa.com. Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ero.rental

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

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

 

 

A Temporary New Look to Our Newsletter

Times are changing for everyone in the world right now. All of us at Knoxville Raceway certainly understand that. We don't know what the future holds, but we do know that when these social distancing and small gathering restrictions are lifted, we're going to have Saturday nights filled with racing, friends, family and fun once again. Possibly bigger than ever.

In the meantime, many of our partners are feeling the pain of closures, serving restrictions, layoffs and more. It's important that we remember that these companies and individuals have supported us through the great times and we need to support them now.

Our newsletter will feature partner news and hopefully some news from all of you this week and next week. If you have a story to tell about how racing has played an important part of your social distancing so far - are classic races on our YouTube channel keeping you entertained? Are you playing iRacing each night to stay connected with other fans and drivers? Tell us your stories and you may be featured in an upcoming newsletter. Email KendraJ@knoxvilleraceway.com and share a picture, too, if you are able.

Stay healthy and safe friends. We can't wait to see you back at the track. Support Local Businesses and Partners: Jersey Freeze Opens Today

Our partner, Jersey Freeze in Monroe, Iowa, is opening for business TODAY!

Jersey Freeze has a drive-thru and carry-out service. Your ice cream cravings can be satisfied!

Get your favorite Freezer, shake, malt, cone or more! Spring hours are Noon until 9pm every day! Support Local Businesses and Partners: McKay Group

McKay Group sponsors racing because race fans treat people like family, just like we do. We are a small local business who supports the community. But being local, we also need your support now more than ever.

For insurance we have many carriers to choose from. So for your home, auto, life, or about any insurance you can think of, give us a call. As well as financial planning.

That’s McKay Group. Call us at (641) 842-2135.

Learn More About What McKay Group Can Do For You Check out our YouTube Channel for Newly Uploaded Races

The Knoxville Raceway YouTube channel is being filled with previous Knoxville Raceway and Knoxville Nationals races for your entertainment while waiting for race season to start.

Most recent uploads include the 2007 Knoxville Nationals A-Main, the 2008 360 Tournament of Champions, the 2003 Knoxville Nationals and more.

 

 

PERRIS KENNY WALLACE DIRT RACING EXPERIENCE CANCELED

(Perris, CA, March 18, 2020) Due to the coronavirus, the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience has canceled this Saturday's event at Perris Auto Speedway. If you purchased laps or rides, visit their website at https://dirtracewithkenny.com/ or call their office at (401) 543-FAST for a refund.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. Ahern Equipment Rentals, All Coast Construction, Battery Systems, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

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

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

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

 

 

Silver Dollar Speedway

Events at Silver Dollar Speedway Postponed Until May 10th

(Chico, CA 3/18/20)…Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway has postponed the 2020 championship auto racing season until after May 10th. Speedway officials are working with the Silver Dollar Fair to comply with precautionary guidelines for public gatherings while the COVID-19 virus is confronted. State officials have mandated an 8-week waiting period ending on May 10.

“We want to do our part in preventing this terrible virus,” said Dennis Gage, Silver Dollar Speedway Manager. “This is unprecedented”, Gage continued. “We’ve had rain, floods, and fires, but never a virus impacting our events,” he concluded.

The race season which normally runs from March until October will be shortened up

considerably now starting in late May or June. The signature race for the Speedway is the Gold Cup Race or Champions featuring the World of Outlaw Sprint cars on September 9, 10, 11, and 12 is still planned. Events this year will include the Platinum Cup for 360-winged sprint cars all four nights while the outlaws join in Friday and Saturday.

The July 4th celebration as the Speedway could also be impacted by the changes and may move to July 3 so an Aerial Fireworks show can still be held in Chico. Several dark July and August dates are being looked at for reschedules. Although the April Monster Truck has been lost, there will be one held on August 14 and 15.

While there remain no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Butte County the Worldwide and State impacts dictate preventive measures in all areas. Silver Dollar Speedway has operated for 72 years at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds and did get an opening special race in on Friday March 13. Any online or pre event tickets purchased will be honored at the full value of the tickets at events held later in the year.

Event information and updates will be posted on the track website at

www.silverdollarspeedway.com or calls may be placed to 530-350-7275.

 

 

Stockton Dirt Track

March 18, 2020 - Noceti Group, Inc.

Due to concerns with the coronavirus COVID-19, the Noceti Group, Inc. has been instructed to postpone all racetrack events at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds until the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) releases guidance permitting these events. Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-25-20 and Gathering Guidance issued by the CDPH, all racetrack events at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds must be cancelled or postponed, including the Stockton Dirt Track, Little 99 Go Kart & Motorcycle Track and the Outlaw Drift Series.

On March 4, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist as a result of the threat of COVID-19 and subsequently, issued Executive Order N-25-20 (March 12, 2020) that requires compliance with any orders and guidance of state and local public health officials.

On March 11, 2020, the CDPH issued “Gathering Guidance” which states that large gatherings should be cancelled. Updated guidance issued March 16, 2020, states that all events that bring people together in a stadium or other outdoor space should be cancelled until further guidance is issued by the CDPH.

To comply with these orders, we have to announce that the Saturday, March 21st King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Cars, 360 Winged Sprint Cars and Hunt Magneto Wingless Sprint Car Series event at the Stockton Dirt Track has been postponed until further notice. As with the March 28th, Dirt Modifieds, Sport Mods, Pro Stocks, Bombers and B4 Cylinders event has been postponed as well.

The decision has not been made lightly, and while everyone in the racing world wants to race, we believe this is the right decision given the every changing condition of COVID-19. The Noceti Group, Inc. will continue to monitor the situation closely as it develops with state and local public health officials and will provide additional information at a later date. The health and safety of our fans, drivers, race teams, staff and community is our top priority.

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. Visit StocktonDirtTrack.com to get the latest on the 2020 season as well as on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stocktondirt and on Twitter https://twitter.com/StocktonDirt

 

 

Premier Speedway Club

 Warrnambool - PRESS RELEASE Re: COVID-19 Pandemic Like the rest of our Nation, the Management and Board of the Premier Speedway Club, Warrnambool have been continually monitoring the ever-changing landscape that is the world we currently live in.

A part of this process has involved discussions with relevant Government Departments, Local Council, Speedway Australia and relevant Key Stakeholders in our sport including the likes of Ambulance Victoria, Official and Competitor Groups.

These discussions along with recent announcements relating to Public Gatherings, potential penalties for hosting such events and the continued uncertainty surrounding the coming days, weeks and months ahead, leaves the Club in the tough position of cancelling all remaining Speedway Events at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.

This will include the previously scheduled meetings for Friday March 27, 2020, Saturday March 28, 2020 and Sunday April 12, 2020.

This decision has been made in accordance with current Government legislation and in the best general health interests of all of our Members, Officials, Competitors and Race Fans.

To our event partners Warrnambool 4x4 and ARB, Anderson Bob-Cat Service and the Gillin Boys Foundation along with our Track Premiership Partners Parr Motorsports, we extend our apologies for not being able to complete our racing program, due to a situation that is simply beyond our control.

The Premier Speedway Club has explored a number of alternative ways in which the sport could possibly continue to showcase our sport, however the potential for further long-term implications to the future of the Club and the Venue far outweigh any shorter-term positive that may be derived from such moves.

We, as a Club, share in the frustration, that will be evident following these cancellations, we too love the sport and that is why our volunteers and officials do what they do. However all we can now hope for is that this current situation improves rapidly so that we can all look forward to the 2020-2021 season kicking off as scheduled in November 2020.

In the meantime we urge each and every one of you to continue to take the necessary pre• cautions as outlined for this Pandemic as we look forward to seeing you at a race track again in the not too distant future.

At this time our on-line ticketing will remain suspended and all pre-purchased on-line ticket purchases for the events listed above will be refunded.

Stay Safe Everyone.

 

 

Schuett Announces Return of Health Alliance as Primary Sponsor for 2020

Inside Line Promotions - PHILO, Ill. (March 17, 2020) - Kyle Schuett is pleased to announce the return of Health Alliance Medical Plans, Inc. as the primary sponsor of Schuett Racing in 2020.

"We're very happy to have Health Alliance back again as a partner this year," the 410ci winged sprint car driver said. "This will be their fifth year with us. They've been a tremendous supporter of Schuett Racing."

Health Alliance Medical Plans, Inc., is headquartered in Champaign, Ill., and has been in the business for 40 years. It provides and administers member-focused health plans in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio and Washington, with more than 700 employees serving more than 230,000 members and counting.

Health Alliance offers a wide range of healthcare plan options, from fully insured, large and small employer group coverage and association plans to individual direct and short-term plans. It also provides self-funded employer group plan administration, stop-loss coverage for self-funded group health plans and individual Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans.

"We do our best to be good representatives of Health Alliance at the track," Schuett said. "We also showcase our race cars and do a meet-and-greet with employees at their corporate office each year during their Employee Appreciation Day. I think we have given away approximately 1,000 t-shirts to employees along with other merchandise."

Health Alliance is ranked No. 1 by J.D. Power in member satisfaction among commercial health plans in the Illinois/Indiana region for three years in a row (2017-19).

"It's easy to represent a sponsor when they are at the top of their field and you have a good relationship," Schuett said. "It's really neat when people visit our pit and say they are insured through Health Alliance. We often hear they are excited to see Health Alliance as a part of the racing community and we're honored to be a part of that connection."

Auto racing has provided Health Alliance with exposure to a unique demographic.

"Health Alliance was looking for a different area to grow their brand a number of years ago when we suggested they bring it to the racing community," Schuett said. "It's worked out well for both of us and we look forward to continuing our relationship."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchuettRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Schuett-Racing-Inc-764142200301233/

SPONSORS -

Schuett would like to thank Health Alliance Medical Plans, Inc., Progressive Propane, Inc., Roof Bolt Transport, Engler Machine and Tool, AMSOIL, Hoosier Tire Midwest, R&B Powder Coating, Allstar Performance, Safety Kleen (The Official Environmental Service Company of Schuett Racing), Diversified Machine (DMI), Rod End Supply, Hooker Harness, Steve Thomas Racing, Smith Titanium and J & K Property Rentals, LLC., for their continued support.


 

NAPA Auto Parts Returns as the Sponsor for the US Tour with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

SYRACUSE, NY – Since 2015, NAPA Auto Parts has been the title sponsor of the US Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). For the sixth consecutive year, NAPA returns to provide an extra point fund for all the full point shows held in the United States.

The Lucas Oil overall championship rewards the teams with the largest point fund in the ESS ranks during each year, however several side point funds add spice to the tour which a goal for some teams can also be.

“NAPA has been a tremendous supporter for ESS over the years and sponsoring the US Tour has been a perfect fit for both,” noted ESS President Chuck Miller. “We have tremendous support from the teams who follow the tour but our secondary point funds are rewarding to many teams in so many ways as well.”

Last year tour champion Paulie Colagiovanni also took home the US crown besting Chuck Hebing, Matt Tanner, Jason Barney and Jonathan Preston. The young, 18-year-old sensation took home an extra dollars from the US point fund which added to his near record total at the annual awards banquet. The top 15 drivers in the US points will receive cash from NAPA.

The 2020 season is set to kick off Friday, April 24th at the Fulton Speedway with the Highbank Holdup Weekend, then followed by our first double header with events at Outlaw (May 15) and Thunder Mountain (May16).

NAPA Auto Parts and the NAPA Know How boasts over 6000 stores nationwide. The NAPA distribution system has more than 500,000 part numbers which are distributed across 57 distribution centers, 6,000 NAPA AUTO PARTS stores, and more than 16,000 NAPA AutoCare and AutoCare Collision Centers throughout the United States.

Heading the annual sponsorship is NAPA Auto Parts/Lights Auto Parts located in Camden, NY. For more information, you can call (315) 245-3004.

The 37th Annual Tour for the Lucas Oil backed Empire Super Sprints will visit New York, Ontario and Quebec, Canada to some of the very best facilities in the Northeast. As tradition continues, it will be excitement guaranteed!

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

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

Instagram: empiresupersprints

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2020 BELFOR INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY, TRENTON, NJ AND SYRACUSE

ANDY JANKOWIAK, TYLER BROWN AND SCOTT NEARY EARN 2020 INDOOR RACING SERIES TITLES

TRENTON, NJ - The 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP Race Fuels championship races scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 13-14 inside the New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse, NY were canceled as a result of COVID-19.

As a result of the cancellation, the 2020 BELFOR Property Restoration “Concrete” Series champions were crowned based on the current point standings.

TQ Midget driver Andy Jankowiak, Champ Kart king Tyler Brown and Slingshot ace Scott Neary, who were leading in Series points heading into Syracuse, have been declared champions of Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels. It is the first championship for each.

Jankowiak earned his first career TQ Midget championship by just two points over Matt Janisch.

“This isn’t the way I wanted to win this championship,” said Jankowiak, who drove over two hours east from his home in Tonawanda, N.Y. to pick-up the award on Friday afternoon at the Exposition Center. He arrived inside the building as the last of the concrete blocks that had made up the indoor track were being loaded on a flatbed trailer.

“I really invested myself in this deal this year, I wanted this championship bad,” emphasized Jankowiak. “That’s why this is so hard. I think we were ready to go prove we deserved it.”

Jankowiak’s prize ‘The TC Cup’ is named after the late two-time champion Ted Christopher who passed away in a plane crash in September of 2017 at the age of 59.

“Ted meant so much to so many of us and the fact I got to race him for this championship and now win the Cup in his name means the world to me,” reflected Jankowiak.

Janisch described himself as being “very disapppointed” at not having had the opportunity to contest for the title he lost by just one position in any of the two events that were held inside Allentown’s PPL Center or the one in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

Erick Rudolph, a four time series champion, finished third 14 points behind Jankowiak but within striking distance of the title had the two features scheduled in Syracuse, N.Y. been held.

In the Hoosier Tire Champ Karts Tyler Brown won the title by 45 points over Todd Crenshaw. Scott Neary won the Action Track USA Slingshot title by 35 points over Brett Bieber.

After the crowning of the 2020 series champions, the focus now shifts to the 2021 Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series. The series will return to the same venues with stops in Allentown, PA at the PPL Center January 8 & 9, Atlantic City, NJ at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall on January 29 & 30, Syracuse, NY at the Exposition Center on March 12 & 13. The series will again have a special non-point “Dirt event” on February 19 & 20 at the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ.

Plans are also in the works to make-up the cancelled Syracuse Indoor Race, with a possible fourth concrete event in 2020/2021.

Final TQ Standings (Top Fifteen): 1. Andy Jankowiak 256, 2. Matt Janisch 254, 3. Erick Rudolph 242, 4. Tim Buckwalter 235, 5. Briggs Danner 220, 6. Anthony Payne 212, 7. Ryan Barlett 198, 8. Shawn Nye 188, 9. Jeremy Haudricourt 183, 10. Jon Reid 174, 11. Michael Barnes 172, 12. Tyler Thompson 152, 13. Mike Bednar 134, 13. Bobby Holmes 134, 13. Ryan Flores 134.

Final Champ Kart Standings (Top Ten): 1. Tyler Brown 190, 2. Todd Crenshaw 145, 3. Ron Midford Jr., 135, 4. Cale Ross 130, 5. Doug Stearly 128, 6. Mike Perry 126, 7. Ryan Kendall 120, 8. Jeremy Tuttle 107, 9. Cameron Carter 90, 9. TJ Reed 90.

Final Slingshot Standings (Top Ten): 1. Scott Neary 195, 2. Brett Bieber 160, 3. Cody Kline 150, 4. Louden Reimert 140, 5. Dylan Hoch 138, 6. Michael Lapicki 130, 7. Aiden Svanda 122, 8. Jared Silfee 100, 9. Danny Buccafusca 99, 10. Tyler Ulsh 87.

 

 

2nd Annual ‘Bandits 82 Speedway TEXOMA SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIPS – Sat. Apr. 4, 8pm!

Petty, TX (03/18/20) by DarinShort.com. 82 Speedway in Petty Texas, AKA “The Land of the XL” will host the best 360C.I. powered Sprint Car teams of the region with the running of the Texoma Sprint Car Championships featuring the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series presented by BasicE-Commerce.com. The series also negotiated an XL-size competitor purse of $2,000 to win and $300 just to take the green flag in the 25-lapper.

Track Promoter Tracy Peters comments: “the Sprint Car Bandits bring a high-quality field of drivers – and us, along with our fans really enjoy the high-speed thrill show they put on at 82 Speedway. When you pair up our 60-70’ wide progressive banked racing surface and the teams of the ‘Bandits, you’re guaranteed to see a great race. And we’re holding the line on ticket pricing. Adults can get in to see this event for just $18 so more families can afford to take it in.”

82 Speedway is known as the ‘Land of the XL’ and features a super-wide multi-groove progressive banking surface that is .26 miles in distance on the pole and exactly a 3/10 mile on the top groove of the speedway. There is even a run-off area around the entire racing surface which helps assist drivers that might develop a problem during a race.

Pit Gates open early at 3pm on race day (82 Speedway teams - please arrive early to get registered if you haven’t already at www.82speedway.com), Saturday April 4th, with racing at 8pm.

Grandstands open at 6:30pm. 82 Speedway divisions will round out the very full night of racing, including USRA Modifieds, Limited Mods and Factory Stocks; plus the Eco Stocks, Eco Mods, Texas Stocks & FWD/Tuners. The SCB are slated to run 2nd or 3rd division out for the feature event (determined by when optimum track conditions for sprint cars exist, as all SCB events.). All divisions have a great posted competitor purse (see below).

82 Speedway divisions Draw Cutoff/Pit Meeting at 7pm (all cars will draw for heat race starting position, all heats earn finishing and passing points, features are straight up), Track Packing 7:30 & Hot Laps with Racing to follow immediately.

Grandstand admission Adults $18 (ages 12-64), Kids ages 6-11 $5, Seniors/Military $13. Any outside food/drink cooler brought into main grandstand area (size of 12-pack, no glass containers) are $5 (same as 2019). Pits are $35. Pit access for ages 5 and under is $15. Anyone under the age of 18 entering the pit area must complete an annual minor's release form prior to entering.

If you’ve yet to visit 82 Speedway, it is much closer to DFW than a lot of people think and is NOT the old Paris Speedway southeast of Paris. As a point of reference, including a quick fuel stop, you can get from the intersection of Bass Pro Shops/I-30/Bush in Garland to 82 Speedway in 80 minutes. 82 Speedway is about 15 minutes WEST of PARIS, located on Hwy 82 on the east edge of Petty, TX. The address is 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470.

Here's the purse structure for Saturday April 4th at 82 Speedway. Working RaceCeivers and transponders are required in ALL racing divisions:

Sprint Car Bandits ‘Texoma Championship’ A-feature purse (25 laps): $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 (10th) – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to start. $100 each to all eligible NQ’s or non-starters. SCB draw cutoff/pit meeting at 6:30pm. There is no SCB entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules and procedures information…which will all be in effect. All SCB teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. Again, all drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Modifieds & Texas Stock Features: $500 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 90 – 80 – 70 – 60…to start. Purse is guaranteed for each division that has 12 or more cars signing in for racing. If there 11 or fewer cars in these divisions, their feature payback starts with 2nd place and continues from there (as was the case in 2019).

USRA Modified feature race: $1,000 – 600 – 400 – 300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100…to start. There is a $25 draw-in fee for the USRA Modifieds. Purse is guaranteed with 14 or more cars signing in for racing. If there 13 or fewer cars in the division, the feature payback starts with 2nd place and continues from there.

Eco Mods & Eco Stocks (same purse structure each division: $300 – 200 – 160 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 70 – 60 – 50…to start. Purse is guaranteed for each division that has 12 or more cars signing in for racing. If there 11 or fewer cars in these divisions, the feature payback starts with 2nd place and continues from there (as was the case in 2019).

Front Wheel Drive Tuner Division feature: $150 – 100 – 80 – 60 – 30…to start. USRA Tuner car rules are in effect for this division.

Drivers competing in USRA divisions must be licensed. Go to www.USRAracing.com to get your Modified, Factory Stock or Limited Modified licensed, as the track can no longer sell USRA licenses on race night – you can only purchase a temporary license at the track on race night.

Transponder rentals are $15 (with ID, any damage done to transponders is drivers liability). Annual car registration is $40. RaceCeivers are not available as a rental...but they are required, as are transponders. Reserved pit spaces are available for the season, which can be purchased (along with car registration) at www.82Speedway.com then click the ‘driver registration’ button on the upper left of the home page. Click www.82Speedway.com for all division rules.

No one likes rain on race day. But here is the track policy if, and when, it intervenes. If the races rain out before the completion of the heat races, hold on to your ticket stub, as it will be valid for the next scheduled race of same ticket price value (in other words, if tickets that night were $15, the next event you will have a $15 credit when you redeem your ticket stub from the previous event). The exact same procedure will be in effect regarding pit passes. If the races rain out after the heat races, the event is considered complete, and any remaining races will not be rescheduled and all drivers will receive start money for their scheduled division that night (for any of the feature events that rained out). There will be no grandstand tickets valid for a future date if races are rained out after the completion of heat races.

Transponders and RaceCeivers required for all divisions. (Transponder rental available at pit window. 82 Speedway uses Westhold transponders.) All non-touring division cars must be registered at 82 Speedway each year. There is a $40 annual registration fee for each 82 Speedway division cars you enter to compete in.

**RACE TEAMS: 82 Speedway generally does not require you to change gearing to race here if you are usually racing on ¼-mile track! When the track was originally built it was advertised as a 3/8 mile. Now that it has been reconfigured by Tracy, it is nearly an exact .26 miles on the pole and 3/10 mile if you're racing the top groove (as the racing surface is 60+ feet wide!).

Keep up with the latest track news by clicking www.82Speedway.com or @82Speedway on Facebook.com.

If you’d like to get SCB series t-shirts prior to race night, the online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com has them for sale right now.

It's going to be a FANtastic night of racing at 82 Speedway Saturday April 4th at 8pm, come join us for all the action – all at family-affordable prices!

2020 - 82 Speedway Schedule (as of 3/18/20)

Date: Event:

3/15/2020 RAINED OUT

3/28/2020 SEASON OPENER $1,000/win USRA Modifieds, Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

4/4/2020 360 C.I. Sprint Car Bandits Texoma Shootout, Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Modifieds, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

4/18/2020 $1,000/win USRA Modifieds; Plus Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

4/25/2020 $1,000/win USRA Modifieds; Plus Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD (raindate for 4/4 SCB)

5/2/2020 $1,000/win Factory Stock Spring Champs; Plus Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

5/16/2020 $1,000/win USRA Modifieds; Plus Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

5/30/2020 - 360 C.I. Sprint Car Bandits; Plus Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD (no USRA Modifieds)

6/13/2020 $1,000/win USRA Modifieds; Plus Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

6/20/2020 Texas Sprint Series for RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Cars; Plus Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, $1,000/win USRA Modifieds; Plus USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

6/27/2020 $1,000/win USRA Modifieds; Plus Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

7/4/2020 Flags & Fireworks 25 featuring the Sprint Car Bandits Series; Plus Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, $1,000/win USRA Modifieds; Plus USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

7/18/2020 $1,000/win USRA Modifieds; Plus Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Modifieds, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

8/8/2020 $1,000/win USRA Modifieds; Plus Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

8/29/2020 $1,000/win USRA Modifieds; Plus Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

9/19/2020 Texas Sprint Series for RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Cars; Plus Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

9/26/2020 $1,000/win USRA Modifieds, Plus Southern Topless Modified Series; and Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

10/12/2020 (Monday 7pm) 2nd Annual Paul Peters Memorial featuring Sprint Car Bandits Series; Plus Economy Modified, Economy Stock, Texas Stock, USRA Modifieds, USRA Factory Stocks, USRA Limited Mods, FWD

 

 

LIMITED SPRINTCARS

Hartigan’s Wait Is Over

After numerous minor Western Australian Title podium finishes in other classes, Daniel Hartigan was able to finally stand on the top step of the podium with victory in the Western Australian Limited Sprintcars Title.

Driving once again with car owners Peter and Tania Harvey and their Sprintcar Parts Australia team, Hartigan ventured to Moora Speedway on Saturday night with his confidence high in what was just his third Limited Sprintcar appearance of the season.

Despite only a handful of Limited Sprintcar race meetings to his name this season, Hartigan was on the pace from the get-go,after he recorded the sixth fastest lap in qualifying time trials. He then continued that form by winning his opening heat race and then charging from the back of the field to score a third-place finish in the second and final heat race.

Starting the Western Australian Title deciding feature race from the front row by virtue of being the second highest point scorer from the qualifying events, Hartigan was in a class of his own throughout the 30-lap event.

In a feature race that was punctuated by stoppages, Hartigan was able to survive those numerous stoppages and at the fall of the chequered flag scored a comprehensive victory.

For Hartigan, his Western Australian Title victory has been a long time coming.

“I’ve been close to winning a Western Australian Title a few times in the past but for one reason or another it just hasn’t come my way,” commented Hartigan, who is a two-time Australian Wingless Sprint Champion (2014 and 2016).

“I enjoyed a great run at Moora Speedway, as the club was able to produce a fantastic track and it was very pleasing to finally get my first Western Australian Title win.”

Running the WA # 83 Reds Transport / ODH Mechanicalsupported Maxim car for most of this season in 410 Sprintcar competition, Hartigan was very pleased to come back to the Limited Sprintcar class and support the class’s biggest event of the season.

“My car owner Peter is very passionate about the Limited Sprintcar class, and it was also great to be able to pick up the Western Australian Title win for him,” he said.

“The Limited Sprintcars are a very competitive class and you know that every time you come back to race with them that you are in for a tough challenge.”

Hartigan and Harvey’s plans for the rest of the 2019-20 season are to contest the annual Sprintcar Stampede at Karratha’s Nickol Bay Speedway on May 15 and 16. Following that event, they will focus on getting ready to travel up to Darwin’s Northline Speedway in the Northern Territory for the Chariots of Thunder Series in August.

The Perth, Western Australian-based duo is currently seeking further sponsorship opportunities. To register your interest in supporting Hartigan and Harvey, please contact Peter Harvey on 0439 118 046.

Hartigan and Harvey would like to thank their 2019-20 season sponsors: Reds Transport - Port Hedland ODH Mechanical - Karratha Great Southern Fuel Supply - Geraldton Murphy Solutions Performance Racewear Okely Contracting Empire Graphics Asteel Powdercoaters Pilbara Mitsubishi

Hartigan would like to give special thanks to Peter and Tania Harvey, his fiancée Rebecca, his pit crew member Paul, and Rocka Zemunik for the engine work he puts in.

To follow Hartigan and Harvey’s racing activities, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Sprintcar Parts Australia.


 

 

Turnpike Challenge Postponed, Re-Scheduled Dates Announced

Belleville, IL – In light of recent guidance and directives from the CDC suggesting postponement of events over the next several weeks, POWRi and track officials have postponed the Turnpike Challenge in favor of Wednesday, April 29 – Sunday, May 3, 2020.

All of POWRi’s events bring national travel and our concern is the risk posed to our fan base, race teams, and staff. The health and safety of all POWRi event attendees is our priority and this measure has been taken so that everyone can follow the recommended guidelines as advised by government officials. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have been affected by this pandemic.

While this event has been rescheduled, POWRi officials and track officials are evaluating the 2020 schedule as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop. Any further changes will be communicated via press releases and social media updates. We thank you for your patience during this time and we look forward to seeing you at the track.

For additional information on the rescheduling of the Turnpike Challenge, please stay tuned to powri.com, follow POWRi on Facebook and like @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

Wednesday, April 29th - Creek County Speedway Practice
Thursday, April 30th - Creek County Speedway
Friday, May 1st - I-44 Speedway
Saturday, May 2nd - I-44 Speedway
Sunday, May 3rd - Port City Raceway

 

 

Blake Carrick Charges to Silver Cup Top-5

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to put together strong performances aboard the Carrick Motorsports No. 38B machine, Blake Carrick charged form 10th on Friday night and finished fifth at the Silver Cup.

“It was a really good night,” Blake Carrick said. “Aside from a mistake in my heat race, I was really happy with how things went all night long.”

With weather in the air, and mandates on the horizon, Blake Carrick and the Carrick Motorsports team made their way to Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night to take part in the annual Silver Cup.

With 33 cars packed into the pit area, Carrick would get his night off to a quick start as he timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed entry in second fastest in qualifications.

Lining up fourth in the night’s second heat race, Carrick would falter during the eight-lap affair as he slipped back to sixth and missed the direct transfer to the feature event.

Moving into the ‘B’, Carrick would grid the field from the outside of the front row. Racing into the lead, Carrick would not be denied as he picked up the win and made his way into the 40-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 10th starting position, the Lincoln, CA wheelman would work his way forward on a track that had a ton of speed and made passing a little challenging.

Looking very sporty aboard the Conti, Harris, and Sloan/Emerald/Timberworks Construction entry, Carrick would power his way into the Top-5 as he took the checkered flag with a fifth-place finish.

“It was good to win the ‘B’ and come from 10th in the A to get a Top-5,” Carrick said. “Thanks to all the people who make this possible.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake Carrick is unsure when his next race will be at this time.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

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

 

 

POLISHING UP AT PORT: Brent Marks & CJB Motorsports Take to Speed Palace COVID-19 outbreak halts World of Outlaws schedule through April 9th

CARLISLE, PA. - March 16, 2020 - After shaking off the offseason rust at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, Brent Marks and the CJB Motorsports #5 machine returned to action at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway for a test and tune on March 7th, followed by a full racing event the following day.

Marks started on the pole of heat race five and remained in the top spot at the end. That saw the #5 machine start third in the feature before finishing second.

The team had intended to compete with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in Texas on Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th but those events, along with other Outlaw races through April 9th, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The CJB crew then super trucked back 20 hours from Texas to Pennsylvania to contest Port Royal once again.

(Photo by Jeremy Elliot of SprintCarUnlimited.com)

Marks started his heat race in sixth and finished third. In the feature, Marks started 4th and finished 8th.

The team next contested the Williams Grove Speedway season opener near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Sunday, March 15th.

Car #5 started its' heat race in 5th and finished 4th. In the feature, Marks charged from 13th to 4th.

"I'm disappointed that we weren't able to race in Texas and head out west with the Outlaws," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "I was really looking forward to those races but I am very proud of this team for their dedication to get us back East to race at Port Royal and Williams Grove. I thank them very much for that! We had some speed this weekend, we were in position at Port Royal and things just didn't go our way but Barry (Jackson) and the guys worked on somethings overnight that helped the #5 be in contention Sunday at Williams Grove. We had to come from behind a little bit due to pill draw but we had a very strong car and we really have something that we can work with here and I'm very excited about that!."

Information regarding the near term schedule of the CJB #5 will be released on the teams social media channels.

Click here for Brent Marks' apparel.

2020 STATS: Events: 10 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 0 Top-5's: 2 Top-10's: 3 Heat Race Wins: 1 Dash Wins: 0

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

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Brent Marks. Founded in 2005, the Clemens family 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: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, BK Racing Ti Components, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Cometic Gaskets, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, Gray Motorsports Engines, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, NGK, Spark Plugs, Outerwears, RPM Chassis, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

Following CDC recommendation, Lucas Oil Speedway postpones season opener until tentatively May 9

WHEATLAND, Missouri (March 16, 2020) - Due to guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Lucas Oil Speedway is postponing the start of its racing season until tentatively May 9.

Lucas Oil Director of Racing Operations Dan Robinson said he and General Manager Danny Lorton have been closely monitoring the situation. The CDC has recommended no public gatherings of 50 or more people for eight weeks, which would preclude holding events in the month of April and the first Saturday in May.

Lucas Oil Speedway's Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series season opener had been scheduled for April 4 with three events set to follow during the month, including the 7th annual MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by RacingJunk.com on April 10-11.

Major sports leagues, including NASCAR and the NTT IndyCar Series, are on hold indefinitely and several major sporting events, such as The Masters Golf Tournament in April, have been postponed.

Lorton said some of Lucas Oil Speedway's early season events may be cancelled while others could be postponed until later in the season. Track officials will work with season-pass and suite holders about any cancelled events.

In the meantime, track management will continue to closely monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials along with information that is based on guidelines from the CDC.

"We hope to be back racing in May and have a great 2020 season, but our priority right now is the healthy and safety of our fans and drivers," Lorton said. "We are taking every step - and will continue to do so once the season begins - to help assure cleanliness of the facility by disinfecting all surfaces that will come into contact with individuals, and putting plans into place to help keep things disinfected by adding wipes, sanitizers, anti bacteria soap in all areas possible.

"We will keep everyone updated as necessary and urge everyone to follow our website at LucasOilSpeedway.com and social media platforms."

The Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series features racing in four divisions - Pitts Homes USRA Modified, Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods, Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models and O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Stocks.

Season passes for 2020, along with gift cards which can be redeemed in any department of the speedway, are now available. Contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com for more information.

 

 

*2020 SERIES OPENER* 360C.I. SPRINT CAR BANDITS will be RIDIN' THE RAIL AT K-DALE on SATURDAY MARCH 28th – 7pm!

>Regarding the Friday, March 20th HOT Speedway SCB event: The track is temporarily suspending their season due to activity restricting recommendations being put in place by the city they are located in. Assuming things come back online there relatively soon, the track fully intends on providing the SCB with a replacement date for the Gordon Woolley Classic at that time. (On an unrelated yet similar note, it's supposed to continue raining all this week in Waco anyway, including a 80% chance of precip this Thu/Fri, so it had a really good chance of raining out as is.)

BACK TO KENNEDALE SPEEDWAY PARK...

Kennedale, TX (03/16/20) by DarinShort.com. The best 360C.I. powered Sprint Car teams of the region will be assembled to figuratively and literally shred the black dirt of the ¼ mile KENNEDALE SPEEDWAY PARK​ on Saturday March 28th at 7pm, when the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series presents the running of the 2nd Annual Spring Championship.

Track Promoter Tony Dycus comments: “Last year the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series brought a great group of cars to Kennedale Speedway Park, with a huge crowd attending the event, and a non-stop 25-lapper that featured Chad Wilson blasting his way by the lead pair of Jeb Sessums and eventually Marcus Thomas to put on a convincing win - which was popular with our fans as he's raced at KSP many times. This year we’re giving fans more of what they want, so we’d added a second date for the SCB in 2020, which will be on Saturday, September 26th. And we’re holding the line on ticket pricing. Adults can get in to see these events for just $16 so more families can afford to take it in.”

Pit Gates open at 4pm on race day, Saturday March 28th, with racing at 7pm. Grandstands open at 5pm. KSP divisions will round out the very full night of racing, including IMCA Modifieds, SportMods, Stock Cars & Sport Compact divisions; plus the Factory Stocks and Junior Mini Stocks. The SCB are slated to run 2nd or 3rd division out for the feature event (determined by when optimum track conditions for sprint cars exist, as all SCB events.).

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 5:30pm until just about 6pm. There, you can meet the SCB drivers, get selfies, purchase apparel (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars and put a face to a car number.

SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event again in 2020.

If you’d like to get series t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com has them for sale right now.

Kennedale Speedway Park (KSP) is located at 6727 Hudson Village Creek Kennedale, TX 76060. Click www.raceKSP.com for complete track details. You can email raceKSP@yahoo.com or Track Promoter Tony Dycus at Tony.Dycus@yahoo.com if you need additional information. By searching ‘Kennedale Speedway Park’ on Facebook, you can check out the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

SPRINT CAR TEAMS: Standard SCB posted rules are in effect. All eligible sprint car teams of 360C.I. or lower must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules and procedures information, so their car is ready for action when they arrive at the track on race day. Eligibility rules are also posted on the rules page, contact the series with any questions. No entry fee or series membership fee is required; just a $20 draw-in fee. Draw-in and pit meeting at 5pm, draw closes at 5:30pm, then it’s off to Fan Fest which starts at 5:30pm.

All sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday March 28th when the Sprint Car Bandits series electrifies the ¼ mile oval of Kennedale Speedway Park for the first of two 2020 events!

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Live Streaming Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Doubleheader at Devil's Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (March 16, 2020) - One of the most storied tracks in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour history is on deck for the series.

Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, is slated to host the premier 360ci winged sprint car traveling series this Friday and Saturday during the 47th annual Spring Nationals. It marks the first two of four scheduled series races this season at the unique half-mile oval.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will be on site to live stream all of the action from hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews each night under the RacinBoys All Access subscription. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription.

Additionally, RacinBoys plans to begin airing PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast in the middle of April.

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

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.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.

 

 

AGCO Jackson Nationals Showcasing Numerous Events in Community in Addition to the Stellar Racing

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (March 16, 2020) - The AGCO Jackson Nationals is much more than a race; it's an event.

In addition to the spectacular action on the track during the marquee $100,000-to-win World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series showcase running from June 25-27, Jackson Motorplex will host a variety of events throughout the weekend.

It begins on Wednesday, June 24, at 6 p.m. when the annual hauler parade roams through downtown Jackson. A fan fest featuring food and entertainment begins at Jackson Motorplex at 7 p.m. Hicktown Mafia will be playing from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A golf tournament kicks off the festivities at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, at the Jackson Golf Course. The Jackson Racing Hall of Fame will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each of the three racing days and there will be city wide garage sales on both Thursday and Friday, June 26. Additionally, MRN's Winged Nation will broadcast an hour-long show beginning at 5 p.m. each of the three race nights on the Miller Lite Stage.

The Lion's Pancake Breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday, June 27. The AGCO Open House held in the Intivity Center will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday. A bean bag tournament begins at 1 p.m. that day at the Beer Garden and the Women's Vendor Fair runs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The pork chop fundraiser for the Hall of Fame is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday's event finale begins with Downtown Crazy Days from 8 a.m. to Noon. The 5K Run/Walk starts at 9 a.m. The Women's Vendor Fair is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A racing trivia contest will kick off at 1 p.m. in the Beer Garden.

Hot laps will start the racing action at 7 p.m. on both June 25-26 and at 7:30 p.m. on June 27.

The Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will be the support class on June 25 and the Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Series is the support class the final two nights.

Suites and camping can be reserved by calling 605-359-4955.

The Jackson Motorplex season is scheduled to begin on May 15 when the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series and the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will be in action during the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Harvey's Roofing and Tweeter Contracting.

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 .

 

 

Sams LaMountain Racing Excited for Familiar Trip to Texas This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH PORT, Fla. (March 16, 2020) - Danny Sams III has a 35-hour roundtrip trek on tap for his next event.

The Sams LaMountain Racing driver is planning on traveling from Florida to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 47th annual Spring Nationals this Friday and Saturday.

While the trip is long, it is exciting as the unique half-mile track is one where the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year contender has laps. Sams III finished 16th during his debut before hustling from 21st to 12th on Night 2 last year.

"We were able to make the show both nights last year and we moved forward," he said. "We got faster as the night went on. The track suited us better than what we thought for our first time there.

"The track is huge and probably the fastest one I've been on. Coming into the corners you didn't know when to turn. You'd have to wait. It took me a hot lap session to understand the track. Then I got a little better each lap."

Sams III enters this weekend tied for second place in the Rookie of the Year standings.

"The goal is to be able to make the show and move forward each night," he said. "We want to show the speed that we need to have to be a contender."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 47 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Slade Shock Technology, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., Steele Performance Parts, Outlaw Racing Fuels and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Bogucki and SawBlade.com Backed Team Eye Continued Success at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (March 16, 2020) - SawBlade.com sponsored sprint car driver Scott Bogucki is planning to head to a tricky track this weekend.

Bogucki and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour venture to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and Saturday for the 47th annual Spring Nationals.

"We had a slow start to the year so we're aiming for consistency," he said. "We want to get back in the points chase."

Bogucki has been strong at Devil's Bowl Speedway in recent history. He captured an ASCS National Tour Speedweek show there in 2018 and has four top 10s in five races at the unique oval since the start of the 2018 season.

"To be honest it's one of those places that's kind of tricky," he said. "Once I figured out what needed to be done I've been pretty good. We've had good speed there. It's technical. One end you go uphill and it's sharp. The other is a flowing corner and you go downhill. It's kind of tricky to stick the bottom to be honest.

"It's fun for the aspect you have to be really on top of your game of hitting your marks, but it's frustrating when you have miles more speed than the guy in front of you and you can't get by."

Bogucki enters the weekend ranked eighth in the championship standings - only 10 points out of the top five and 47 points behind the leader.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 47 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. SawBlade.com is the official SawBlade of the American Sprint Car Series and title sponsor of every National Tour A Feature as well as Victory Lane. For more information, log onto https://www.sawblade.com and follow along on Social Media at @SawBladecom on Twitter, on Instagram at Sawblade.com_ and Facebook.

"The people at SawBlade are just fabulous," Bogucki said. "I know I say it a lot, but I couldn't do any of this without them. They have stuck by me for three years now and I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Suspension, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.



 

Hill Looks Forward to Devil's Bowl Following Successful California Debut

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (March 16, 2020) - Alex Hill is looking to build on a strong performance during her California debut as she ventures to one of her favorite tracks this weekend.

Hill is scheduled to invade Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, this Friday and Saturday during the 47th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I always enjoy racing at Devil's Bowl," she said. "It's one of my favorite tracks. I'm looking forward to it even more this time since we did well our last weekend of racing in California."

Even though she had never seen either track before, Hill was one of only two drivers who qualified for the A Main both nights without having to run a B Main in a pair of racing events in 'The Golden State.' She highlighted the weekend by notching her first top-10 finish of the season among a stout field of more than 50 drivers at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.

"Racing in California definitely helped my confidence," she said. "We didn't finish last year the way I had hoped and our first weekend this year in Arizona was kind of disappointing. During that time we rarely drew well, which is important to do with this format. It kind of hurts your confidence after a while, even though you know that part of the reason is how you've been drawing. We finally had a weekend where we drew pretty well and that helped."

Devil's Bowl Speedway should provide a prime spot for Hill and her Hill's Racing Team to build on their momentum.

"I enjoy racing at Devil's Bowl because it's one of those tracks that seems to suit my driving style more than some of the others," she said. "It's a track where I feel more comfortable and have more experience than at most of the other tracks. We also have more notes to go on there."

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 47 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ackland Insurance

Nathan Ackland is a State Farm Insurance agent in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, offering auto, home, business, property and life insurance.

"Nathan is part of our racing team and he also sponsors us," Hill said. "He insures all of our vehicles. We appreciate his partnership and value his friendship."

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

 

 

Texas Sprint Series Spring Sprint Shakedown Coming to Boyd Raceway on Friday, March 27th!

Boyd, TX (3/16/20) by DarinShort.com. Coming off a wild and suspense-filled feature at Kennedale Speedway Park on March 7th, the Texas Sprint Series (TSS) for RaceSaver IMCA sprint cars moves to Boyd Raceway on Friday, March 27th – and driver pre-entry to the event is now open. Drivers planning on competing in the TSS portion of the event must pre-enter at www.raceTSS.com (on the ‘rules’ page) by Wednesday, March 25th. A complete program of Boyd Raceway divisions will round out the 6-division racing card.

Drivers – make sure you’ve read all the information under the Drivers/Rules link at www.raceTSS.com – which will make your evening more enjoyable. The draw-cutoff/drivers meeting is slated for 7:15pm, with hot laps at 8pm and racing at 8:30pm.

Boyd Raceway is located at 376 Raceway Lane in Boyd, Texas 76023. Click www.BoydRaceway.com for complete track details. By searching ‘Boyd Raceway’ on Facebook, you can check out the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of the Texas Sprint Series, and we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge our 2020 marketing partners:

All Import Auto Parts, SCP Polymers, Smiley's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Sunoco Race Fuels, Henderson Properties - Ron Henderson, Precision Reprographics, Allard Racing Engines, Superior Steering Wheels, Woods Transmission & General Auto Repair and ABC Pick & Pull. If you’d like to get your business in front of our loyal fans, contact us today. We can help develop an effective and budget-pleasing solution!

Here is the current Texas Sprint Series schedule for 2020 – as of March 16, 2020:

Kennedale Speedway Park (3/7 – Casey Burkham winner, 4/11, 6/6)

Boyd Raceway (3/27, 5/29, 7/3)

Heart o' Texas Speedway (4/10, 7/24)

Monarch Motor Speedway (4/17, 5/22)

Abilene Speedway (5/2, 7/11, 8/1)

Grayson County Speedway (6/13, 9/12)

82 Speedway (6/20, 9/19)

Southern Oklahoma Speedway (8/29)

 

Brett Michalski continues to build momentum in Posse Country

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (March 16, 2020) – It was a busy weekend in the Keystone State for Penndel, Pennsylvania’s Brett Michalski, as the former Lincoln Speedway feature winner and Rookie of the Year made his return to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 14, soon followed by a stop at the ‘paperclip,’ Williams Grove Speedway, for its season opener on Sunday, March 15.

Back-to-back starts resulted in back-to-back heat race victories for the driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/CR Graphix/SC Signs/Pyrotect/Hinchman Indy/No. 73B sprint car, eventually concluding his feature runs with 15th and 18th-place finishes, respectively. Michalski’s heat race triumphs allowed for a fourth-place start at Lincoln and a fifth-place start at Williams Grove.

Despite Michalski’s end-results falling short of personal goals and expectation, the ‘Penndel Pistol’ was pleased with his team’s overall performance and is already looking forward to making his returns next weekend.

“We were able to put together a lot of speed over the weekend, but a few mistakes put us behind in the features. We know our potential and this weekend reminded us of that,” Michalski said, who will mold much of his focus around Lincoln Speedway’s 2020 schedule. “Regardless, I’m proud of this team and I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish. We’ll do what we can to put ourselves up front next weekend.”

Despite coronavirus concerns looming, Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports plan to enter action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, respectively, during the coming weekend.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/CR Graphix/SC Signs/Pyrotect/Hinchman Indy.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to keep track of Brett Michalski Motorsports on all of the available social media outlets including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BJMMotorsports/

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Earned 2018 Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors. Earned Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway heat race victories. Finished 11th in the final Lincoln Speedway standings.

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker. Rallied from 17th to finish 13th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Earned first-ever 410 sprint car win during action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 13. Finished tenth at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 18. Rallied from 21st to 12th during Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS Motor Speedway.

2019 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway – 6/8/2019)

2020 Highlights: Scored top-ten during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 7; finished eighth after starting fifth. Won heat races at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 & 15.


Dietrich scores back-to-back top-five finishes during visits to Port Royal and Williams Grove

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (March 16, 2020) – It was another productive weekend in Pennsylvania Posse Country for ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich, ultimately capping his two-day run with back-to-back top-five outcomes, highlighting each of his starts with a runner-up performance during Williams Grove Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 15.

Perhaps not surprising considering his success rate at the speedway, but Dietrich wasted little time during Williams Grove’s first main event of the year, utilizing the initial start to make an impressive jump from seventh to third in just one circuit.

Continuing his pursuit of the leader, the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native then drove around Freddie Rahmer to capture second with just ten laps recorded. Unfortunately, Dietrich was forced to settle back into third when Carson Macedo got by the familiar No. 48 with 16 laps checked off the counter. Not content, Dietrich moved around Ryan Smith, who led much of the program, to regain second shortly thereafter.

One night prior at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace,’ Dietrich drove from eighth to third during feature competition, forced to battle with Port Royal champion Logan Wagner and former Outlaw Brent Marks along the way. A third-place finish during heat race competition, a product of row four, secured Dietrich’s A-main starting position.

“It was a great weekend for our team. We want to win, but consistency is important. I’m just happy we were able to race,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “I want to thank the fans for coming out and showing their support. We all know the craziness that’s going on right now, but thank you for showing your support for Central Pennsylvania racing.”

Although Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing plan to continue their 2020 campaign with another visit to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 20, the defending Williams Grove Speedway and Central PA sprint car champions have not announced final plans for Saturday, March 21.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, El Vista Orchards.

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

STATS:
2020 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 5
Top-10s: 6
Wins: 1

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22)

2020 Highlights: Finished tenth against All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on February 6. Won Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000 Icebreaker on February 22. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, March 15.


Zearfoss with speed at the ‘Speed Palace’

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (March 16, 2020) – Brock Zearfoss represented his Central Pennsylvania fanbase well on Saturday during his visit to the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace,’ as the former Port Royal Speedway champion put on an impressive afternoon display that included a hard charge from sixth to second during heat race competition, soon followed by a rally from 11th to sixth during A-main action. The result bumped Zearfoss’ top-ten total to seven on the season.

Zearfoss, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./C&D Rigging Inc./ BAPS Auto Paints & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/Klick Lewis Cars/No. 3Z sprint car, capped his recent weekend with a Sunday afternoon visit to Williams Grove Speedway for its season opener on March 15. Despite his end-result equalling a 16th-place finish, the route to get there was hard-fought, as Zearfoss was ultimately forced to compete in the B-main, which he was victorious, after finishing sixth during his respective heat race.

The Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native was battling as high as 12th at The Grove before contact and an eventual spin forced the familiar No. 3Z to resume action at the tail.

“We have a lot of speed, that’s for sure. We just need to find a little bit of good luck and we’ll be just fine,” Brock Zearfoss said, a full-time All Star who will compete in Central PA until the 2020 All Star calendar resumes on April 10. “I have a great team and I’m proud of them. We’re fortunate enough to have a great group of partners who believe in us and never give up on us. I’m confident we’ll be on top soon.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with another doubleheader in the Keystone State, this time visiting Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 20, as well as Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 21. The ‘Jonestown Jet’ was a one-time winner at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ in 2019, occurring during URC/360c.i. action on October 19.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, and Bell Helmets.

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

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

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

2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019)

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: N/A
Top-5s: 4
Top-10s: 7

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during $10,000-to-win finale. Rallied from 13th to finish fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14.

Justyn Cox and C&M Motorsports Win Silver Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Feeling very good about things following his first weekend with C&M Motorsports, Justyn Cox wasted no time putting the car in victory lane as he dominated Friday night’s Silver Cup feature event.

“After last weekend, I knew we would have a chance to win a lot of races this year,” Justyn Cox said. “We were so fast at Merced and Petaluma, and we continued to be fast on Friday night and it is awesome to get Cody and Mandi a win so soon.”

With Friday’s race getting in before a wet weather system hit the area, Cox took, and the team took full advantage as he kicked things off by timing the Moorefield Construction/Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber No. 7c in sixth fastest.

Moving into heat race action, the Clarksburg, CA driver would pick up a third-place finish aboard the Legacy Specialties, Inc./PT Shocks/Swartz Diesel backed entry, and earn a place in the redraw.

With luck on his side, Cox would find himself with the one pill, putting him on the pole for the 40-lap Silver Cup ‘A’ Main event, as he would look for his second career win at the track after winning his first career feature back in October during the tracks’ final weekend of 2019.

When the race went green, Cox would jump out to the early lead and quickly begin to distance himself from the rest of the field. Looking very strong out front, Cox was methodical through traffic as he continued to keep the likes of Sean Becker, and Shane Golobic at bay.

A late restart would put the rest of the field on his rear bumper, but Cox was simply too good on this night, as he went on to capture his first win of the season, and his first win with C&M Motorsports.

“Cody, MF, Cori, and everyone who works on this car had us so good for the feature event,” Cox said. “With the draw going our way, I knew I had to capitalize and really feel like I drove a mistake free race. Winning at Chico is so tough, and to hold off one of the best up there in Sean Becker is really special to me. These first two weekends have been a blast with Cody, Mandi, and there team, and with the weather and these mandates coming, I hope it is not too long until we get to get back racing.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Berco Redwood, Barry Lumber, Inc., Legacy Specialties, Inc. PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: At time of press, it is unknown when C&M Motorsports will get back on the track.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

‘The Shark’ Second at Silver Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Building off of a third-place finish one week ago in Petaluma, CA, Sean Becker and the Van Lare Motorsports team were even better on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway as ‘The Shark’ ran second at the Silver Cup.

“Friday night was a great night for this race team,” Sean Becker said. “We built off of our first weekend together and put ourselves in a great position at the Silver Cup.”

Committing to run the full slate at Silver Dollar Speedway in 2020 with Van Lare Motorsports, Friday night was the team’s first test at the track that Becker has had so much success at over the course of his storied career.

Timing the Pro Aggregate/All About Fire Protection/Bianchi Farms No. 5v in 15th fastest amongst the 33 cars in the pit area, the Roseville, CA driver found himself on the front row of his heat race.

On a fast racing surface, Becker would capitalize on the prime starting position as he went on to leave the field in his wake and cruise to the win.

By way of his heat race win, Becker would earn a spot in the nightly redraw where the four pill would line him up in the second row of the 40-lap feature event. With plenty of speed still in the track, Becker was able to make some moves in the race’s early goings.

Chasing after early leader, Justyn Cox, Becker would get by Colby Copeland and John-Michael Bunch as he jumped into second. Racing in heavy traffic, the track’s speed would make it tough to fight through traffic, but Becker was still able to keep pace and keep Cox in his crosshairs.

A late restart gave the leaders clear track, but on this night, Cox would prove to be better in open track as Becker capped Friday night off with a second-place finish.

“With everything going on, I was extremely grateful we were event able to get the race in,” Becker said. “Thanks to the Van Lare family, and everyone that is partnered up with this team for making this all possible.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 2, Top-10’s- 2

ON TAP: At time of press, it is unclear when Sean Becker’s next race will be.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

 

 

Andy Forsberg Sixth at Silver Cup With F&F Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his season debut at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Andy Forsberg and the F&F Racing team picked up a sixth-place finish during the weather shortened Silver Cup.

“It was your typical March night at the track,” Andy Forsberg said. “It was hooked up fast, we just really didn’t have anything for anyone. Thanks to the guys for all their work, and thanks to the track for getting the show in with all that is going on, and the weather that rolled into town.”

With 33 cars on hand on Friday night, Forsberg would time the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/Huggins Cams backed No. x1 machine in third quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver would transfer through his heat by way of his third-place finish which also qualified him for the redraw. Pulling the eight, Forsberg found himself in the fourth row to kick off the 40-lap feature event.

On the hooked up, lightning fast Silver Dollar Speedway surface, Forsberg kept his F&F Racing machine solidly in the Top-10 but wasn’t really able to make a charge forward.

Flirting with the Top-Five, Forsberg would fall as far back as the eighth position before working his way back forward and capping the 2020 Silver Cup with a sixth place finish.

“We were just a little off, but still had a pretty decent showing,” Forsberg said. “The guys will keep working hard, and we will be back soon.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, Huggins Cams, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2020.

ON TAP: F&F Racing is unsure of their next race at the time of press.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Battles for Silver Cup Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: Friday night in Chico, CA, Tanner Carrick held on to pick up an eighth-place finish at the Silver Cup after enduring power steering issues early in the feature event.

“We had a really fast racecar on Friday night, and the night was going extremely well,” Tanner Carrick said. “Unfortunately, early in the feature event, I lost power steering and had to hang on.”

Carrick timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in 14th quickest and found himself on the front row of his heat race. When the race got underway, Carrick slipped back to second and began chasing after Stephen Ingraham.

In a spirited battle with Ingraham, Carrick made a big-time last lap move in three and four to pick up the win and earn a spot in the nightly redraw.

Pulling the five pill, Carrick rolled off of the starting grid from the third row for the 40-lap feature event. When the race went green, Carrick would run inside the Top-Five on the lightning fast surface.

Losing power steering, Carrick then would have his hands full as he had to go into a bit of defense mode as he had to wrestle his machine around the ¼ mile bullring. On the hooked-up surface, this would be no easy feat but the Lincoln, CA driver held his own and capped the night off with an eighth place finish.

“I am really happy with how things have felt early this year,” Carrick said. “Hoping things continue to go this way when we are able to race and we can get a couple of wins. Thanks to my crew, my family and all our partners.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 5, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 3

ON TAP: Carrick is unsure when his next race will be at time of press.

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.

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Mid-Race Tangle Ends Jesse Love’s Silver Cup Early

PETERSEN MEDIA: Heading to Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night for the 2020 Silver Cup, Jesse Love would race his way into the feature event only to see a lap 19 incident end his night early.

“We had a pretty good night aside from getting tangled up in the feature event,” Jesse Love said. “I made a couple of early mistakes that I will clean up next time, and hopefully that comes sooner than later.”

Timing the Cox Racing No. 44 machine 16th fastest in time trials amongst the 33 drivers checked into the pit area, the Atherton, CA driver would find himself on the front row of his heat race.

A jumbled attempt at a start saw both front row starters put back a row, as Love would now take the green flag from row two aboard the HomeSmiles.Com/Toyota/TRD backed entry.

Finishing fifth in his heat race, the youngster would transfer directly into the 40-lap feature event where he rolled off the starting grid from the ninth row. On the hooked up Silver Dollar Speedway ¼ mile bullring, Love would go to work as he continues to mesh with Cox Racing and Crew Chief, Rod Tiner, Jr.

As the laps clicked away, the 19th circuit would bring trouble for Love, and ultimately end his night. As a car got out of shape and spun in front of him, Love would take evasive action to try and avoid the stalled car. Unable to miss completely, Love’s left rear would clip his fellow competitor and it cause wheel damage.

With the wheel folding up, the team would be unable to make a quick repair, and the result would be the end of Love’s Silver Cup.

“We were actually in a good spot in our heat, but a false start call put the entire front row back and kind of put us behind the eight ball in the feature,” Love added. “We got caught up in bad spot with a car spinning in front of us in the ‘A’, and unfortunately it ended our night. Thanks to everyone at Cox racing for continuing to work so hard for me.”

ON TAP: Love and Cox Racing are unsure of their next race.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top-10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Jesse Love by following him on Twitter @jesselovejr1

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US 36 Raceways Postpones Season Opener following CDC Recommendation

OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Raceway officials have postponed the start of the season until at least April 17, following continued recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

With the postponement of the start of the season, the practices for March 28 and April 4 are canceled, along with the opening weekend of events on April 10 and 11. The April 17 season opener is tentative at this time and subject to change.

US 36 Raceway officials have monitored the situation closely and will continue to monitor updates from federal, state and local health officials as things continue to evolve. New details emerge daily and we will continue providing updates throughout the coming weeks in relation to track activities.

The health and safety of our drivers, teams and fans is the priority and this decision insures everyone’s safety. We understand many can’t wait for the start of race season and this is disappointing news. We hope to put cars on the high banks of US 36 Raceway as soon as possible.

 

 

AmeriFlex / OCRS season opens Friday at Monarch Motor Speedway

by John Rittenoure - TULSA, Okla. (March 21, 2020) - For the first time since 2015 the AmeriFlex / OCRS Sprint Car Series returns to Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas on Friday, March 20.

On our last visit the track was named Red River Speedway and Whit Gastineau picked up the victory. Gastineau will have his chance to repeat on Saturday in the AmeriFlex / OCRS season opener.

Two-time champion Zach Chappell will lead a field of competitors to Texas on Friday. Chappell picked up four victories in 2019 to capture his second title in three years. Sheldon Barksdale finished second with two wins. Terry Easum, Joe Bob Lee and Andrew Deal rounded out the top five. Gastineau was close behind Deal in sixth.

Event Information

Where: Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, Texas

When: Friday, March 20

Time: Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Grandstand at 5:30. OCRS driver sign-in opens at 6. OCRS drivers meeting at 7. Hot laps at 7:30. Racing starts at 8.

Note: Pit passes can also be purchased at the front gate since there are no personal cars allowed in the pit area.

Drivers: Mufflers not required for this race.

How to find MMS: Track is located 4 miles west of I-44 in Wichita Falls on Hwy 287, then head north about 3/4 mile on FM369. 7300 Kiel Lane.

Website: www.MMSdirt.com

OCRS Website: www.OCRSracing.net

About the Ameri-Flex / OCRS Series -

Established in 2002, the Tulsa OK based Ameri-Flex / OCRS series sanctions dirt track sprint car racing in the southern region of the central plains. Fan appeal and quality race teams, combined with our solid core of supporting sponsors are the nucleus of the series. Thrilling competition providing the ultimate quality family entertainment is the essence of what the Ameri-Flex / OCRS series is all about.

Website: www.ocrsracing.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/oil.series

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THREE TO LITTLE 500 HALL OF FAME IN 2020

Anderson, IN – March 15, 2020 – A former Little 500 car owner, a current Little 500 car owner, and a mechanic are slated for induction into the Little 500 Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 23 part of the 72nd Annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW Week. The Class of 2020 will be formally inducted at a luncheon at Anderson Speedway the afternoon of the Little 500.

The “Class of 2020” includes: Dick Fuller, Jason Goacher, and Mark “Moe” McKeague.

Dick Fuller (Massillon, OH) Car owner, fielded 11 entries from 1994-2001 with drivers Gary Griffith, Eric Gordon, and Dog Saunier; winner in 1999 with Chet Fillip; cars completed 4,674 laps; four top-5 finishes; led two races for 255 laps. Fuller sadly passed away on June 19, 2002.

Jason Goacher (Anderson, IN) Second generation Little 500 car owner; to date has fielded 13 entries since 1990 with drivers Tray House, Tony Hunt, Kevin Thomas Jr., and Bentley Warren; winner in 2015 with Chris Windom; 5 top 10 finishes; cars have led two races for 80 laps.

Mark “Moe” McKeague (Battle Creek, MI) Michigan-based mechanic for nearly 40 years; assisted 1982 and ’83 race winner (Marv Carman); has wrenched on cars here since 1980.

The 31st annual Little 500 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at Anderson Speedway on Saturday afternoon May 23. Seating is limited at this year’s luncheon, so advance tickets will be the only way to guarantee a seat. Please order your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by sending a check or money order to: Little 500 Hall of Fame, 5027 Pearl St., Anderson, IN 46013. Tickets can also be purchased at the Anderson Speedway Box office. For more information please call (765) 642-0206 or (765) 278-8231.

The Little 500 Hall of Fame is dedicated to promoting the history and heritage of the Little 500. Your support has helped us honor the wonderful people and traditions of the greatest sprint car race in the world. We are also grateful to our friends at Anderson Speedway, Simpson Performance Products, and the Little 500 Festival.

 

 

POWRi TV Launches Live-Streaming Service ahead of 2020 season. Views: 385 0 POWRi TV Launches Live-Streaming Service ahead of 2020 season.

Belleville, IL. (3/14/2020) With the partnership agreement between POWRi and The SPEED SPORT Network, now comes a brand new streaming service in POWRi TV. Race fans can now enjoy all the action on the track that POWRi offers with the digital media content and technical support SPEED SPORT guarantees. Ready to be accessed at www.powri.tv as well as a standalone app, to be released subsequently, catch all the racing action POWRi TV offers.

Dedicating production support to cover POWRi Leagues ranging from The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League to the newly sanctioned POWRi Quarter Midget Series, and everything in between. POWRi TV will start the season with a dedicated app that will be available on Roku, Amazon Fire, Android and iOS.

An all-star team has been assembled to handle all the behind the scenes effort with Ryan Bowling and Heather Stasa titled with the Co-Producer/Director roles, leading through a combined twenty-year experience of media teamwork and a shared vision of presenting the best show possible for viewers. Bowling founded Dirt2Media, a SPEED SPORT Network affiliate covering grassroots racing, which in only the first year covers four weekly tracks in Indiana as well as live broadcasts at major events throughout Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee.

Heather Stasa, who has produced some of the most prestigious open-wheel events in the country, stressed a similar mind mentality going into the season. Adding that “There is no ‘I’ in the industry, it definitely takes a team to put on the best broadcast for the fans. With the SPEED SPORT and POWRi partnership, it’s definitely going to be an amazing year and I am excited with the team of people we have put together.”

Another key member of the POWRi TV team includes longtime official POWRi videographer Jimmy Miller continuing the behind the camera duties, bringing viewers the ideal racing action just as he has for the previous seven seasons. Aside from shooting video at the historic Knoxville Raceway, The Chili Bowl Nationals, as well as other notable venues, Miller has also contributed to the over 170 features that will soon be available on-demand on POWRi.TV. “Continuing to grow POWRi TV from the original inception in 2018 to today is special, I personally just want to bring the best live streaming service to the fans, with quality content at the forefront” Miller stated.

Race-Fans can now log in and explore all that www.powri.tv has to offer, with a monthly live-streaming option of $34.99 or a yearly rate available. Can’t catch the event live? POWRi TV has you covered with Video-On-Demand options that are included; keeping with the industry standard all the great POWRi racing content will be in High Definition.

Beginning at the Seventh Annual Turnpike Challenge presented by Super Clean in March. Riivet founder and the SPEED SPORT Network’s driving force Chris Graner will be working closely with POWRi officials as technical support to assure a successful launch that delivers the best content available for the sanctioning body, its competitors, and fans alike. POWRi TV producer Bowling noted that “Through this affiliation came the opportunity to jump on board with POWRi TV and I’ve never been more excited about an opportunity. Kenny has built a tremendous brand with POWRi and cannot wait to contribute to its growth moving forward.”

For further information and all League schedules, visit www.powri.com, “Like” POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

For Full-Season streaming dates as well as Video-On-Demand, visit www.powri.tv, “Like” on Facebook, and follow along on Twitter @POWRiTV.

 

 

Virus impact forces Attica Raceway Park to cancel March 20 event

ATTICA, Ohio - Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's order prohibiting mass gatherings of 100 people or more in an effort to stop the virus, Attica Raceway Park officials will cancel the 2020 season opener scheduled for March 20.

"We will keep monitoring this ever-changing situation and keep everyone informed as we move forward. As of today, the March 27 event is still on and we will stay vigilant as to what the experts and government officials are dictating," said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.

"As we said, our top priority is to make sure everyone is safe. We encourage our fans and race teams to follow the directions of the health officials," he added.

DeWine on Tuesday, March 12 declared a "state of emergency" in Ohio. President Donald Trump declared a "national emergency" because of the pandemic on Friday, March 13. As of Friday, March 13, the Ohio Department of Health confirmed 13 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus which causes COVID-19. Four of those new cases were in the Cincinnati area and all have been treated and released according to the health department. So far Ohio has had five other individuals - 3 in Cuyahoga County, one in Stark County and one in Trumbull County - test positive for coronavirus. In all five cases the patients are in their 50s - four men and a women. In the United States, health officials report there are 1,922 confirmed cases of Coronavirus with 41 fatalities.

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.

 

 

Coronavirus has made major set backs on California events, Stockton 99 Speedway, Stockton Dirt Track are full speed ahead along with the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival.! !

March 13, 2020 - Noceti Group, Inc.! !

Concern over the Coronavirus has hit the racing world and started to alter race schedules all over the United States. ! !

The Noceti Group, Inc. will continue to closely monitor the current conditions and guidance from local and state authorities. We have been in close contact with state and county officials as well as the San Joaquin County Environmental Health Department discussing the related issues amidst COVID-19 concerns.

All 2020 schedules will remain in effect without any cancellations at this time. ! ! On Wednesday, March 11th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California public health officials issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19. The state’s public health experts have determined that gatherings should be postponed or canceled across the state until at least the end of March. ! !

Both race tracks, as well as the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival, have partnered with Medline, providing the Noceti Group, Inc. with products to keep everyone safe during their events including but not limited to standalone hand sanitizer dispensers, latex gloves and cleaning supplies.! !

This weekends swap meet at the Stockton 99 Speedway has been been postponed to Sunday, March 22nd due to upcoming weather conditions. The next scheduled race at the Stockton 99 Speedway will be the season opener on Sunday, April 5th featuring Stockton Late Models, Legends of the Pacific, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Mini Cups & Bandoleros. Grandstand gates will open to the public at 1pm for this special Sunday event. ! !

The Stockton 99 Speedway is a 1/4-mile asphalt oval located at 4105 N. Wilson Way, Stockton, CA 95205. For information on the speedway visit http://www.stockton99.com! !

The Stockton Dirt Track is full speed ahead with the next race taking place on Saturday, March 21st which marks their annual Salute to Le Roy Van Conett featuring King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Car Series, Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Hunt Magneto Wingless Sprint Car Series. Main gates open at 4pm with racing kicking off at 6pm. ! 
 The 35th Annual San Joaquin Asparagus Festival has weighed the options and at this time does not plan to cancel or postpone the event. However, we understand that this situation is changing daily, and we will continue to monitor and make decisions with our guests well-being in mind. We are taking all necessary precaution to protect the general public as well as everyone who is involved in making this festival happen. ! !

The Stockton Dirt Track is a 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California, as well as the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information visit http://www.stocktondirttrack.com or sanjoaquinasparagusfestival.net
 !

The safety of our festival attendees, staff, race fans, competitors and race officials are very important to us and we will continue to monitor this dynamic situation as new information becomes readily available to the public.! !

As suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here are some things to keep yourself and your family healthy.! ! •

Clean your hands often. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. ! • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.! • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.! • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care! • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.


 

 

World of Outlaws Return to Fargo on August 23

as Gerdau presents the Red River Rumble

WEST FARGO, N.D. — March 13, 2020 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will return to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., again this season on Sunday, August 23rd as Gerdau presents “The Red River Rumble.” Joining the World of Outlaws will be the IMCA Stock Cars.

The event will mark the 33rd A-Feature event contested by the series at the track, dating back to 1981. A total of 14 drivers have picked up A-Feature wins with the series at the track during that span. The Outlaws were scheduled to compete at the three-eighths-mile last year, but that event fell to inclement weather.

Donny Schatz who calls Fargo home, won for the fifth time at Red River Valley Speedway in 2018. The 10-time series champion was victorious both nights of the 2006 “Duel in the Dakotas.” Schatz has won at least once at every track in his home state of North Dakota that the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has competed it. He raced with the Outlaws for the first time at Red River Valley Speedway as a teenager in 1993, finishing 15th.

Brad Sweet, the reigning Outlaws champion, leads the series standings through the first three events of this season. The Californian was victorious on the second night of the season and was on the podium all three nights in Florida.

Logan Schuchart, who won the finale at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida, is just two points behind Sweet. Schuchart also has finished in the top-five in each of the first three races.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 Outlaws champion, and Schatz are tied for third in points, 14 markers out of the lead. Schatz won on opening night at Volusia and was among the top-10 in all three races. Pittman also earned a trio of top-10 finishes. Carson Macedo, who is in his second season driving for Kyle Larson Racing sits fifth in points and also had three top-10 finishes to open the season.

Also on the Outlaws tour full-time this season are Sheldon Haudenschild, who is seventh in points, veteran drivers Jason Sides, Kraig Kinser and Jacob Allen. David Gravel, who finished third in points last year, will compete in the majority of the Outlaws races this season aboard the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41, while also making some starts in the NASCAR Truck Series.

Wayne Johnson and Mason Daniel are contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season. Daniel holds a slim four-point lead in that battle.

Starting May 29th through June 12th, last year’s ticket holders will be able to purchase their same seats by calling 815-344-2023. Starting June 15th, tickets will be available to the general public.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

VALVOLINE RACEWAY MARCH 14 EVENT CANCELLED

Complications arising from the COVID-19 virus pandemic have affected Valvoline Raceway’s ability to conduct our March 14 race event. With the community’s increased emphasis on the availability of medical staff (and their possible risk of contamination in public arenas) Valvoline Raceway would not be able to provide its existing level of medical support for race teams and spectators. “The normal rules no longer apply,” says Valvoline Raceway Principals Felicity and Barry Waldon, “we cannot provide the level of first aid and medical support that we would normally provide in Sydney for our race events, either for our teams or the spectators and officials. This pandemic has the medical industry on high alert and naturally they are taking steps to minimise the contamination risk to their personnel. Personnel who are of course critical in the treatment and possible containment of the virus. This is something we hadn’t even considered initially to be honest; it’s been a day of intense deliberation and consideration in our office weighing up all of the possible outcomes. In the end however we have no alternative but to cancel Saturday night’s racing.” Valvoline Raceway wishes to apologise to teams, fans and officials for the cancellation of tomorrow night’s event (March 14). “Today and indeed the events over the last few days have been remarkable to say the least,” explain the Waldrons, “this pandemic continues to have far-reaching implications throughout our country and the world. Our first consideration must always be to our race teams, the public, our officials and of course our first aid team. We did not foresee this development coming and we’re disappointed that there is no workable alternative.”

 

 

MARCH 28 WORLD OF OUTLAWS - USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE CANCELED

(Perris, CA, March 13, 2020) The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car – Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car race scheduled for March 28th at Perris Auto Speedway has been canceled.

“Perris Auto Speedway has been forced to cancel our scheduled event on March 28th (World of Outlaws, USAC/CRA and PAS Senior Sprints) due to the State of California Department of Public Health policy on gatherings of 250 people or more,” promoter Don Kazarian said on Friday morning. “The Perris Auto Speedway is working with all the sanctioning bodies to possibly reschedule these events later in 2020. If you purchased advance tickets through tix.com for this event, you will receive a full refund from them. If you purchased tickets from the World of Outlaws, please contact them at https://worldofoutlaws.com/sprintcars/.”

“All of us at Perris Auto Speedway are very concerned about the health and welfare of our race fans, race teams and our sponsors. Hopefully, this crisis ends soon.”

To view the official statement from the World of Outlaws regarding the cancelation, please click on the following link http://bit.ly/33iejGE.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. Ahern Equipment Rentals, All Coast Construction, Battery Systems, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

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2020 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

April 4th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 18th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

April 25th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

May 2nd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure

Mud Run

May 16th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

May 23rd "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

May 30th 3rd Annual Up Down ‘N Dirty 4 A Cure Mud Run

Benefitting the American Cancer Society

June 6th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV – DEMO CROSS, FIGURE8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 20th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

June 27th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

July 18th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS and IMCA MODIFIEDS

July 25th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

August 15th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

August 22nd CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

September 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI – DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

September 26th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS AND PAS YOUNG GUNS

October 24th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

October 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

November 4th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 5th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 6th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 7th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 21st PASSCAR “CHAMPIONS NIGHT” SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND PAS MODIFIEDS

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

 

 

BR Motorsports & King Racing Products

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) begins to have an increased impact on our communities, we feel it is important to connect directly with you to share more about the steps we are taking to help keep you, our employees and our communities safe and healthy.

Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected. The health and safety of our customers and employees has always been our top priority and this is a rapidly-evolving situation that we will continue to monitor. BR Motorsports & King Racing Products locations are cleaned and sanitized daily as part of our normal course of business. Over the past few weeks, we've added resources like hand sanitizer throughout our stores for both customers and employees. We're also ensuring our employees have the information they need to stay healthy. All of these practices and our business decisions are influenced by guidance from local, U.S. and public health agencies.

Based on the guidance we've received from various health agencies, our own preparedness and the current state of our operations, we are confident our stores continue to be safe, and we remain open for business.

As always, our hope is to make it easy for you to shop when and how you'd like. In addition to our physical locations we are also ready to serve you online at brmotorsports.com and kingracingproducts.com.

Thank you for being a loyal customer,

Blake Robertson

 

KYLE LARSON RACING READY FOR DOUBLEHEADER IN TEXAS

TWO-TIMING IN TEXAS: The Kyle Larson Racing team and Carson Macedo are set to get the 2020 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season back underway this weekend in the Lone Star State. The doubleheader will kick off Friday night at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, followed up with LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas for the East Texas Lone Star Shootout.

LONESTAR STATE STATS: Although both tracks are new to the Lemoore, Calif., native, the Kyle Larson Racing team has some history at each circuit with a trio of sixth-place finishes. In 2016 and 2018, KLR visited Cotton Bowl Speedway finishing sixth both times from the ninth and eighth starting positions, respectively. The team also has one visit to LoneStar Speedway that came in 2017 where they were able to advance from 14th to finish sixth.

READY TO ROLL: “I am really excited to get the season back rolling,” said Macedo. “Luckily I have been able to stay busy since racing in Volusia [Speedway Park]. I was able to win the Australian Speedcar Championship with Dyson Motorsports and competed in two ASCS [American Sprint Car Series] National Tour races in my home state of California, but there is nothing like racing with the World of Outlaws. I am looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the KLR No. 2 at two new race tracks.”

RACE INFORMATION: For more information on this weekend’s events in Texas, including tickets, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com. If you are unable to make it to either of these races, both events will be streamed live on DIRTVision.

LOOKING AHEAD: After this weekend in Texas, Macedo and his KLR team will be back in action for back to back races in Arizona starting at USA Raceway in Tucson on Saturday and Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley on Sunday.

KLR OWNER: Kyle Larson Racing is owned by NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson. The Elk Grove, Calif., native will be competing in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., and crew chief Joe Gaerte of Rochester, Ind., with Trey Bowman of Lima, Ohio and Patrick Dudzinski of New Cumberland, Penn. Carson Macedo pilots the Chevrolet Accessories/ Tarlton and Son, Inc./ Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions No. 2.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners Chevrolet Accessories, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, Lucas Oil Products, Durst, Inc., Howard Johnson Lima, SRI Performance, Weld Wheels 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.

 

 

SYRACUSE INDOOR RACES CANCELLED BY ORDER OF NY STATE GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC; REFUNDS TO BE ISSUED

SYRACUSE, NY March 12, 2020 . . . The 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels TQ Midget, Champ Kart and Slingshot season championships, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, 2020 inside the New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center in Syracuse, NY were cancelled as of Thursday late afternoon, March 12.

On Thursday early afternoon, New York Governor Mario Cuomo issued an executive order prohibiting public gatherings of over 500 people, this in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the state of emergency Cuomo had declared the previous day. The order will take effect Friday at 5 p.m.

Event ticket holders will receive refunds by contacting their point of purchase ticket outlets.

“We had full intentions of racing,” Len Sammons said. “The concrete barriers that form the guardrails for the track and the wheel fencing on top of the barriers were completed after two days of work by the Indoor Auto Racing Series staff by late Thursday.

“The final part of the process was to treat the arena floor with cola syrup mist. The syrup was delivered to the Expo Arena at 1:00 p.m.,” Sammons added.

“Regrettably, circumstances way beyond our control forced the cancellation of the race.”

Danny and Davey Sammons, Len Sammons’s two sons, and integral promoters of the Indoor Auto Racing Series, praised the track crew for their efforts. “We just got the barriers down and the fencing up, now we have to take it back down,” the Sammons brothers noted. “It’s not what any of us wanted.”

The New York State Fairgrounds events for the next 30 days have all been canceled. Though there are thus no present plans to reschedule this race, plans are underway for racing in 2021.

TQ Midget driver Andy Jankowiak, Champ Kart king Tyler Brown and Slingshot ace Scott Neary, who were leading in Series points heading into Syracuse, have been declared 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels BELFOR Concrete Series champions. It is the first championship for each.

Also adversely affected was the 34th Annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo & Trade Show which was to have been held Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15 in the Center Of Progress Building near the Expo Center. Jeremee Corcoran, show promoter, had to cancel his event, which would have been the 34th running of the March Motorsports Show.

Plans to broadcast the Indoor Auto Racing Series events live on the web by Asphaltvision.tv for the first time were also unable to see fruition. Asphaltvision.tv had partnered with the Indoor Auto Racing Series to expand coverage to a potentially worldwide audience.

 

 

 

Hafertepe Lands Top Five At Petaluma With The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series

Bryan Hulbert - PETALUMA, Cali. (March 12, 2020) Posting a top-five finish with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at Petaluma Speedway, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. is headed home for action with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.
"We had a lot of speed in California. Sunday, we just made the wrong call for the Feature and were good early. Looking back, we should have listened to the people who race there all the time and freed the car up, but we didn't and go tight and it was something we talked about, but just didn't do it and in all honesty, that cost us the race," stated Hafertepe of his overall weekend.
Starting off at Merced Speedway on Friday, the night ended early for Hafertepe after getting called for jumping the start in his Heat Race. Not agreeing the call made, and knowing he was now buried in points, Sam made the decision to park and regroup.
"We weren't happy with the call. It put us 40th in points and out there not point's racing this year, I knew there wasn't a whole lot of good things that could come from starting at the back of a Qualifier. Even if we did pass three or four cars, we'd still be in a B-Main no matter what, so it just wasn't worth it. We just took our licks and got to Petaluma with a new mindset."
With Mother Nature ending events at Placerville Speedway on Saturday, the team rolled into Placerville with good speed. Earning the right of the front row in the A-Feature, Hafertepe took off with the lead for the first 15 laps before traffic came into play and took the No. 15h out of clean air.
"The longer the race went on, the tighter the car was getting. We had maybe 11.5 inches of stagger and we probably could have gotten away with that and freed the car up other ways, but as I said, we just didn't make those changes and at the end of the race it bit us. Really, I feel like if we'd had just a little bit more pressure in the right rear, that would have helped a lot."
When all was said and done, Sam's earned a four place finish.
Looking to his coming weekend, Hafertepe will take on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Friday, March 13 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas and Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.
"I'm excited about his weekend. Hopefully, the weather works for us. I'm probably more excited about going to Lonestar Speedway because my Father owns it, but anytime you get to run close to home is special. Plus getting in your own bed at night makes it better."
Both nights can be seen live on http://www.dirtvision.com.
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2020 Season to Date:
Events: 12; Wins -1; Top 5 - 2; Top 10 - 5; Top 20 - 6;
Coming Up:
March 13, 2020 - Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, Texas) w/World of Outlaws
March 14 - Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, Texas) w/World of Outlaws
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011628097506
Website: http://www.sam15.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr
The Sponsors:
Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, J&J Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.

 

 

Lawrence Slated for Busy Season Racing With Two Texas Series in 2020

Inside Line Promotions - KENNEDALE, Texas (March 12, 2020) - Zane Lawrence is tackling an eventful season in 2020 with both the Texas Sprint Series and Sprint Car Bandits Series at familiar tracks throughout Texas.

"We've got a fun year ahead of us," he said. "The Texas Sprint Series and Sprint Car Bandits have collaborated their schedules to where they won't cross over and we will have an excellent car count for each event. It helps the guys that run both 305ci and 360ci sprint cars, like myself, to be able to compete in both series. I'm back in Bob Odom's car this year and running for points with the Texas Sprint Series and in the off weeks I'll be back in my sprint car contending with the Sprint Car Bandits Series."

Lawrence kicked off the season last Saturday at Kennedale Speedway Park with the Texas Sprint Series. He finished where he started - sixth - in a heat race. That relegated him to the 10th starting position in the B Main. Lawrence made his way up to sixth, falling just one spot short of a transfer into the main event.

"The first weekend of the season didn't go quite like we planned," he said. "I pulled a pretty high pill draw and that set the tone for the rest of the night. We fell short one spot for the transfer in the B Main, but we will rebound for the next one. I can't thank Bob Odom enough for the opportunity again and I think we will have a stout year together."

Lawrence's next race will be on March 20 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, with the Sprint Car Bandits Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 7 - Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas - Heat race: 6 (6); B Main 6 (10).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top five, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 20 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, with the Sprint Car Bandit Series

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, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Velocita Premium Motorsports Apparel and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Covington Shifts Focus to Devils Bowl After Tough Outing in California

News Date: 3/12/2020 |

CG Motorsports- Glenpool, Ok. (March 12, 2020) After making it home from a long drive back from California, Matt Covington and the team will use the week off to prepare for Devil’s Bowl in hopes of getting back on track and back up front.

Covington is coming off a rough weekend after his inaugural trip to California netted a provisional start on Friday at Merced, along with not making the A-feature at Petaluma on Sunday.

“We definitely struggled this past weekend,” stated Covington. “Those guys in California are fast and the tracks are challenging and tacky. Both nights we drew in the back of the heats and just wasn’t good enough to recover. But I expect different results the next time we go out that way.” The heat and qualifier efforts put Matt eighth in the B-main Friday at Merced. With good speed in the car, he made decent progress but still missed the transfer by one spot.

Sunday, the 95 was moving forward from the back of the heat race until involved in a crash that knocked the car’s front end down, resulting in a tail-end B-main start. “With the track conditions and missing the car setup, there was just too much ground to cover to really hope for a transfer,” Matt commented. “Fortunately, it’s still early in the season and the points haven’t really spread out yet. I’m just ready to go back to Devil’s Bowl because Mike and I generally do pretty well there. I just want to get last weekend’s experience behind us and perform like we did on opening weekend.”

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who will make this 2020 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Eaton Industrial, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, and T&L Foundry.

2020 STATS: Starts-4, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: 3/20/2020 Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX 3/21/2020 Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, TX

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio and Live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2019/2020 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2020 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

High Sierra Industries returns as a sponsor of Placerville Speedway this season

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…The Placerville Speedway would like to welcome back High Sierra Industries as a valued partner and our new scoreboard sponsor in 2020. High Sierra Industries is an industry leader in emergency food and hydration, serving many different needs including fires, schools, convalescent homes and more.

“High Sierra Industries is thrilled to be back as a partner of the Placerville Speedway this year,” commented company owner Chris Meyer. “Scott and Kami have done an outstanding job with everything at the track and it should be a great season ahead. We also look forward to having High Sierra Industries adorn the scoreboard this year.”

Kami Arnold of Russell Motorsports Inc. also spoke about the partnership saying, “High Sierra Industries has been a great partner since we took over Placerville Speedway in 2016. Chris Meyer has a passion for the sport, our track and we can’t thank him enough for the support. We are fortunate to have friends and partners such as Chris and Shauna involved with the speedway.”

Placerville Speedway is set to hear racing engines for the first time in 2020 by holding a Test and Tune this Saturday March 14th. The pit area opens at noon and cars will have track time from 2pm-6pm to get things dialed in for the fast approaching championship season.

Pit passes cost $25 per person at the Test and Tune (kids 11 and under will be $5). Please note the grandstands are closed to the public. Membership forms will be available for drivers, owners and crew to register for the season.

Competitive action then begins on Saturday March 21st when the 17th annual “Tribute to Al Hinds” kicks-off the championship point season with Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites. The following week will find the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards hit the red clay to open their fourth season on Saturday March 28th.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 13,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2020 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway. The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 14: Test and Tune | 2pm-6pm with pit gate opening at noon. Grandstands are closed Saturday March 21: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | 17th annual Tribute to Al Hinds/ Championship Opener Saturday March 28: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Krikke Motorsport’s Season in Review

To say that the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Kerry Madsen had a consistent 2019-20 season campaign would be quite the understatement.

In what was the second season together for the duo, they managed to impressively finish 15 of the 19 feature races on the podium with three of the being wins, along with being the only team to record back-to-back WSS round wins.

Like it has been for past three seasons, the Krikke Motorsport started their 2019-20 season campaign in December of last year with the Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title at the Perth Motorplex and it resulted in an impressive victory. For the team, this was their third WA Title win in a row with the past two with Madsen and the one before that with their previous driver Jamie Veal.

Over the Christmas-New Year period, the team’s WSS Championship began with the hectic Speedweek Series. Madsen was a model of consistency throughout the bulk of the Speedweek campaign with a string of podium finishes but it came to a crashing end in the fifth round at Premier Speedway while fighting for the lead with James McFadden. This was one of only a few DNFs for the team throughout the season.

Following the Speedweek Series instalment of the WSS Championship, Madsen sat second in the overall point standings behind McFadden. For the Sunshine Swing of the WSS Championship in Queensland, Madsen continued the team’s consistent run of podium finishes. Bad luck would see the team’s lowest finish came at the Hi-Tec Oils Speedway round, where he was running in podium spot until a flat tyre in the closing laps spoiled his chances and he finished in 10th.

After the Sunshine Swing of the WSS Championship, there were numerous rain outs throughout the second half of the month of January. The two-night Ultimate Speedway Nationals at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway (NSW) was rained out and then in the lead up to the Grand Annual Classic weekend, both the feature race for the President’s Cup at Avalon Raceway (Vic) and the King’s Challenge at Borderline Speedway (SA) were rained out.

This season’s Grand Annual Classic run at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway was a solid one for Madsen and the team. After finishing second in the preliminary feature race on his qualifying night after battling with Marcus Dumesny for the win for the entire race, Madsen went on to finish Sunday night’s feature race in third place on the podium (the second season in a row) after he had impressively charged from position nine in the field. The team then ventured over to Tasmania to contest the Australian Championship at Latrobe Speedway. In an event that was hindered by wet weather, Madsen ended up third in the Australian Championship deciding feature race. It’s fair to say that had it not been for two caution periods in the latter stages of the race, the result might have been a lot different.

Madsen and the team travelled back to team’s home state of Western Australia for the remaining four WSS Championship rounds and the Krikke Boys Shootout. Following a clean weekend sweep of the Esperance Speedway and Bunbury Speedway rounds, Madsen put himself right in contention for the WSS Championship. Showing solid speed in the following weekend’s final two rounds at Perth Motorplex, luck didn’t favour the team and they were unable to deny McFadden of the WSS Championship after taking the challenge right up to the final feature race of the series. At the WSS presentation dinner the following evening, new crew chief Matt Cochrane was awarded ‘Crew Chief of the Year’ voted on by his peers. The team also picked up most ‘Pole Shootout Wins’ (6) and the prestigious ‘Best Presented Car and Crew’ award capping was what was another great season on the WSS trail.

Concluding their 2019-20 season campaign with the annual Krikke Boys Shootout at the team’s home track of Bunbury Speedway, they were eager to finish it on a winning note. Despite being the fastest car throughout the event, Madsen was leading the feature race up until a lap-13 incident between two lapped cars took Madsen out of the running with a flat tyre.

The Krikke Motorsport team and Madsen finished with a 2.3 average feature-race finishing position. They also had a 78.9% podium finishing rate and an 84.2% finishing rate.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank all their partners for making the 2019-20 season another great one.

Transport Equipment Hire Pumpa Manufacturing Mobil 1 Maxwill Racing Engines PWR Performance Products Redline Media Performance Racegear HRP Specialties P1 Advanced Racewear A Lucas Spraypainters Bunbury Toyota Blackbeard Designs JP Signs

Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from previous seasons, is available via the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, click the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.store

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

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

Charge’s Aus Championship Podium

It was certainly an eventful 2020 Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship campaign for Jordyn Charge at Simpson Speedway in Victoria over the weekend, but it was one that ended with him picking up a podium finish.

Despite Charge’s Australian Championship weekend starting in disastrous fashion following a crash in Friday night’s practice sessions, which was caused by a component failure on his car, the 20-year-old and his team never gave up hope and it rewarded them with a second-place Australian Championship finish.

With the Vic # 60 Western Nissan - Caroline Springs supported Triple X car suffering affects from Friday night’s crash following the team and rival teams helping repair the car so that they could continue their Australian Championship campaign, Charge endured a mixed run over the two nights.

Charge sat ninth in the point standings after the opening night of competition following a 10th place finish in the preliminary feature race. Earlier that night, he had posted the second fastest lap in his time trial group and followed that up by finishing eighth in his opening heat race and then ran third in his second and final heat race. Charge admitted that he was disappointed with his run, but he was determined to bounce back in the second and final night.

Following the opening night’s disappointments, Charge bounced back on the second and final night with a solid second-place finish in his heat race, which saw him as the eighth highest qualifier heading into the feature race.

In the Australian Championship feature race, Charge was on a mission throughout the early stages of the 40-lap event and that saw him power into third by lap three and by lap 10 had taken over second place. With the feature race being riddled with stoppages, Charge managed to maintain his second place and then threw everything at leader and eventual winner Brett Milburn in the closing stages but in the end greeted the chequered flag in an impressive second place.

As one would expect, Charge, who is enjoying a career best season across both 360 and 410 Sprintcar competition, was pleased with his Australian Championship performance.

“My team and I certainly had a busy Australian Championship weekend but to overcome everything that we did and go on to finish on the podium was truly an amazing achievement,” the Melton, Victoria-based racer said.

“The opening night of the weekend was a challenging one and I felt that I could have done a lot better. My run on the second night was a lot better and I had to put in a lot of work to move forward to get onto the podium amongst such a quality field, and that is what makes this result all the more memorable.”

The past month for Charge has been a tough one and as a result he has slipped down to third in the current Eureka Garages &Sheds 410 Sprintcar Series point standings, but this Australian Championship has lifted his confidence.

The next fortnight will see Charge contest the final two Eureka Garages & Sheds Series rounds, starting with this Saturday night’s 11th and penultimate round at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway and then the 12th and final round at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway on the Saturday night of March 21.

Charge and his team would like to thank their 2019-20 season sponsors:
Western Nissan - Caroline Springs
Wil’s Auto Melton
Trev’s Removal and Cleaning Services
Accountantnet
SupaF Spares
Victorian Towing Services
J n J Haulage & Sons Engine Reconditioning
Melbourne Accident Repair Centre
Australian Racing Products
Adam Brand
Reed Signs
Event Pix Photobooth

To find out more about Charge and his team, LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching InCharge Racing.

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

Milburn Achieves a Dream

From a young age, Brett Milburn has always dreamed of Australian Sprintcar Championship glory, and last weekend at Simpson Speedway in Victoria, he achieved this dream by winning the Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship.

In what was only his fifth outing with the Phil and Sharon Seymour-owned PJS Motorsport team, Milburn was at the pointy end of the field throughout the Australian Championship weekend.

After the opening night of the Australian Championship, Milburn was second in the point standings and then he went on to start the Australian Championship deciding feature race on the outside of the front row alongside pole sitter David Murcott.

From the drop of the green flag in the feature race, Milburn and Murcott battled over the early stages before Milburn got the upper hand on lap five and moved into the lead. Once out in front, Milburn controlled the pace for the rest of the 40-lap event and went on to score the winning spoils.

Regarded as one of the veterans on the Victorian Sprintcar scene, Milburn, who has competed in speedway over the past three decades across a range of classes, was over the moon to capture Australian Championship glory - adding to his Australian Wingless Sprint Championship triumph back in 2013.

“To win an Australian Championship in Sprintcars is a wonderful achievement and something that is a dream come true,” commented the VA # 29 Arbon Equipment Pty Ltd / A Plus Powder Coating supported Triple X racer, who interestingly finished fourth in the inaugural Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship back in 2004 at Mildura’s Timmis Speedway.

“The entire PJS Motorsport team did a fantastic job over the whole weekend and we were consistency quick from the first the opening heat race through to Sunday night’s feature race, and we were able to come away with a winning result.”

Milburn was quick to praise his car owners for helping him achieve Australian Championship success.

“I can’t thank team owners Phil and Sharon Seymour for the opportunity to race for them and to take out an Australian Championship win is just the icing on the cake,” he expressed. “Ever since we teamed up to run selected 360 Sprintcar race meetings over the past two seasons, we have enjoyed our fair bit of success and the main focus, apart from doing well out on the track, is to have a great time.”

Milburn is now going to return to his own 410 Sprintcar team to attempt to wrap up the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series over the next fortnight, before he will run back with the PJS Motorsport team on April 4 for the second Triple Crown Series round at Moama’s Heartland Raceway and then the third and final Triple Crown Series round, which doubles as the Diggers Cup, on April 18 at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway.

Unfortunately, Milburn won’t be able to contest the opening Triple Crown Series round at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway on March 28, due to attending a wedding.

Milburn and the PJS Motorsport team are proudly sponsored in the 2019-20 season by: Arbon Equipment Pty Ltd A Plus Powder Coating Lumley Special Vehicles Brewtech Engineering Speciality Coffee HME Group Proctor Accounting OPSM - Waurn Ponds KartWorx (suppliers of K1Race Gear) Gibbtrans

Special thanks: Phil and Sharon Seymour.

To find out more about the PJS Motorsport team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching PJS Motor Sport.

 

 

Action Sprint Tour Reveals 10-Race Schedule For Third Season In 2020

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (March 11, 2020) – Action Sprint Tour officials are excited to reveal the schedule for the series’ third season of competition. The 2020 season will see the tour visit four Ontario tracks over the course of four months to complete a 10-race schedule.

Last season, it was Beamsville native Josh Hansen who drove to his first career Sprint Car championship on the strength on three wins and seven top-five finishes in nine starts. In the tour’s inaugural season, Shone Evans claimed the championship and in 2020 both drivers will compete full-time in 360 Sprint Car competition, opening the door for a third champion in as many years with the Action Sprint Tour.

“After two exciting seasons of AST action, we’re looking forward to our most competitive season yet in 2020,” said Clinton Geoffrey, Action Sprint Tour series director. “A total of 38 drivers raced with us in 2019 and we hope to build off that strength again in our third season.”

The season will kick-off on Monday, May 18 when the Action Sprint Tour visits Merrittville Speedway for its traditional Victoria Day long weekend showdown. One week later the tour will resume action with the first of three stops at Port Colborne’s Humberstone Speedway on Sunday. May 24.

Then following a week off, the series will visit Brighton Speedway on June 6. The race is the first of two stops at the Eastern Ontario one-third mile track and marks the first season where the AST will visit Brighton more than once.

The teams will then have the rest of June to prepare for a busy July that starts with races on back-to-back nights July 5 and 6. On Sunday, July 5, the tour goes back to Humberstone Speedway for its second visit before the first trip to Ohsweken Speedway on Monday, July 6 for the Triple Crown Showdown alongside the Super DIRTcar Series. The tour will finish the month of July with two consecutive stops at Merrittville Speedway on Saturday, July 11 and Saturday, July 25.

The final three races of the season will take place in August, beginning on Sunday, August 9 with the final trip to Humberstone. Then on Saturday, August 15 the series makes its second and final stop at Brighton Speedway before concluding the season at Ohsweken Speedway’s Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals on Monday, August 17.

For more information on the Action Sprint Tour and it’s partners, visit www.ActionSprintTour.com and follow on social media.

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2020 Action Sprint Tour Schedule

Mon. May 18 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. Sun. May 24 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Sat. June 6 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. Sun. July 5 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Mon. July 6 – Ohsweken Speedway – Six Nations, Ont. Sat. July 11 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. Sat. July 25 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. Sun. August 9 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Sat. August 15 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. Mon. August 17 – Ohsweken Speedway – Six Nations, Ont.

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA Website: www.ActionSprintTour.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActionSprintTour Twitter: @ActionSprints

About the Action Sprint Tour: The Action Sprint Tour is a travelling Winged Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. The cars on the Action Sprint Tour are powered by GMC 602 Crate Motors modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The Series ran its inaugural season in 2018 and in 2020 for the third-straight year, will run 10 races at four different Ontario tracks. Drivers will compete for a point fund and bonuses totalling $10,000. For additional information, including rules, event purse and series point fund, visit the Action Sprint Tour official website at www.ActionSprintTour.com.

 

 

Cory Eliason Leads the Way For KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: As we Sprint forwards into March, KSE Racing Products continue to help drivers and teams get off to hot starts in 2020.

With a break in the All Star Circuit of Champions schedule, Cory Eliason and Rudeen Racing made the trip East to PA. In a thrilling battle at Port Royal Speedway, the California product used his KSE Racing Products to score a win in the Keystone State.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour made their long-awaited return to California over the weekend. With two of the three races going off without interruption it was a pair of California drivers taking the top prize as Brad Sweet won Friday’s feature in Merced, CA, and Andy Forsberg picked up his first national tour win on Sunday night at Petaluma Speedway.

Tanner Thorson and his Hayward Motorsports team have been extremely fast to kick 2020 off dating all the way back to Chili Bowl. After picking up a win with the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget Series back in February, Thorson continued his winning ways at the Shamrock Classic as he used KSE Racing Products to find victory lane in DuQuoin, IL.

Mark Smith picked up his seventh win of the year at Chatham Speedway on Saturday night, just one night after Dale Smith took top honors, and CJ Leary bested the USAC/CRA field with his KSE Racing Products.

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

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Records Top 10 During ASCS National Tour Event at Merced

Inside Line Promotions - MERCED, Calif. (March 11, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi hustled to his third consecutive top-10 finish during Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition last Friday at Merced Speedway.

The outing made him one of only two drivers to earn a top 10 in each of the first three races of the season for the series. It also propelled him into the lead in the championship standings, although he isn't running for points.

The night began with Scelzi maneuvering from seventh to fifth place in a heat race on a challenging track.

"I definitely felt like I had a decent heat race being able to pass a couple of cars, being in the first heat race and drawing as bad as we did," he said. "We were definitely better than 24th in points. We were really fast, but you can't do much when the track is wet and you start in the back. We were lucky to make the qualifier. Winning that was big for us points-wise."

Scelzi followed the heat race by winning a qualifier from the pole position, which elevated him to 11th in points out of the 50-plus drivers. He lined up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"We got caught behind a car on the first lap and I lost some spots because they got a bad start," he said. "It took me probably 20 laps to get by that car. I felt like if I could have cleared them earlier I could have run sixth or seventh, but that's racing."

Scelzi officially gained two positions to end the night with a ninth-place result.

"I ran 30 laps as hard as I've ever run to pass two cars," he said. "It's the first time in a long time I've seen a track so even on the top and the bottom. Everyone was just the same speed. I ran around the top and ran around the bottom. The track was outstanding. It was just too good believe it or not."

Scelzi plans to head to Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on Friday before the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season begins on Saturday at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 6 - Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif. - Heat race: 5 (7); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and Saturday at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a championship winning sprint car team formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com .

"Growing up in California the Roth car has always been the pinnacle of racing with their accomplishments in not only California but throughout the country," Scelzi said. "The friendship we have with Dennis and Teresa Roth and Todd Ventura is special. Any time we've needed anything they've gone above and beyond. It's a lot more than a motor sports partnership. It's a true and special friendship."

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

 

 

Hill Scores Season-Best 10th-Place Result During California Debut

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (March 11, 2020) - Alex Hill captured a top-10 finish against a stout field featuring more than 50 drivers during her California racing debut last Friday night at Merced Speedway.

"I'm glad we finally got to race in California and it was even better that we did well against a lot of good competition," said Hill, who was one of two drivers - along with teammate Dylan Westbrook - to qualify for the A Main without running a B Main in both nights of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition in the state.

Hill's racing weekend got off to a good start when she lined up on the pole of her heat race on Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced.

"It was nice to get a good draw this time," she said. "The guy who started beside me got a bit of a jump on me and beat me to the first turn. But I was able to stay with him the entire race. There were a couple of good cars right behind me, but they didn't really challenge and we finished second. That gave us a good starting position in the qualifier."

Hill rolled off fourth in her qualifier.

"I had a better start in the qualifier and was able to eventually pass for third and that was where I finished," she said.

The result slotted her in the 10th starting spot in the night's main event.

"I ran the top of the track at first until I got passed by a guy on the bottom," she said. "Then I moved down there. I moved up to about eighth or ninth at one point and then dropped back a bit to 11th. I was able to pass D.J. Netto near the end to finish 10th. We had a fast car and it was fun to be able to race with some good drivers."

With Placerville Speedway in Placerville canceled on Saturday due to rain, Hill returned to action on Sunday at Petaluma Speedway. She started and finished fourth in her heat race before lining up sixth in her qualifier.

"I had a good start in the qualifier," she said. "I passed Robbie Price for fourth, but then he got me back and I finished fifth."

Her heat race and qualifier results secured the 16th and final lock-in position into the A Main.

"The A Main didn't go quite as well," she said. "It was pretty much one lane around the bottom. I had a good car, but I lost a few spots because I was spinning my tires on the straightaway. That was my fault and something I need to work on. I finished 22nd."

Hill will take this weekend off from racing before her next competition on March 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 47 th annual Spring Nationals with the ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 6 - Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif. - Heat race: 2 (1); Qualifier: 3 (4); Feature: 10 (10).

March 8 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Heat race: 4 (4); Qualifier: 5 (6); Feature: 22 (16).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

March 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 47 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tony Stewart Racing

Tony Stewart Racing is the title-winning World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

"We're very proud to be associated with Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart Racing and for what they provide for our team," Hill said.

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Rentals, Original Traders Energy, 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.

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Knocks Rust Off With Two Top 10s During Season-Opening Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - CHATHAM, La. (March 11, 2020) - Old School Racing driver Channin Tankersley showed speed during his season debut last weekend when he visited Chatham Speedway for a USCS Series doubleheader.

"Thursday night we decided to go," he said. "We went to shake the car down and it was okay. We were pretty happy. As any race you go there and are trying different things. We learned a little bit. The biggest thing was to get me back acclimated since I haven't raced a whole lot recently."

Tankersley finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race on Friday before advancing two positions in the A Main for a ninth-place outing.

"We were running fourth or fifth," he said. "We were coming at the end, but someone right reared me and it messed me up. It was a racing thing. I jumped the cushion and they went to sliding me and got into my front end. It messed up the nose wing and knocked the front end out of square. It hindered me enough to slow the car down."

Tankersley showed improvement on Saturday when he powered from fifth to second place in a heat race before closing the weekend with a fourth-place finish in the main event.

The team is scheduled to join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink during a pair of races this weekend. The action begins on Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, before shifting to LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on Saturday for the East Texas Lone Star Shootout.

Tankersley has numerous top fives at both tracks in 360ci winged sprint car competition, including a win at Cotton Bowl Speedway.

"We've had a lot of top fives at Cotton Bowl," he said. "It's like a smaller 3/8 mile. It's pretty flat. It's like a small Williams Grove with long straightaways and sharper, flatter corners. We've run up in the top five pretty good at LoneStar, too.

"We're hoping to get the races in because of the way the weather looks. If we can race our goal is to continue to progress throughout each night."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 6 - Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La. - Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 9 (11).

March 7 - Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the East Texas Lone Star Shootout with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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 - Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children provides specialized care to children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate regardless of the families ability to pay. For more information, visit https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc .

"Our car owner Bruce Griffith is a long-time supporter of Shriners Hospitals for Children, which does amazing things for children in need," Tankersley said.

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Intra Services, Challenger Drilling, Fastway Auto Rehab, Finishline Blasting & Coating, Blackfoot Electric, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Produces Pair of Podiums During Debut at Chatham Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CHATHAM, La. (March 11, 2020) - Greg Wilson is pleased with the confidence his team has built recently, particularly after his strongest weekend of the season.

Wilson led his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team to two podium finishes in the same weekend for the first time since June 2015 last Friday and Saturday during his debut at Chatham Speedway.

"We're more confident that we can be competitive," he said. "I feel like some of the stuff we did this weekend could help our 410 program so that adds some confidence. I had done some things not in my usual realm of thinking and some of it was good. Our struggle has always been qualifying. Hopefully this will help us down the road in qualifying."

The weekend began on Friday with Wilson winning a heat race from the third starting position.

"We started off the night and drew pretty good for the way their passing point system works," he said. "We started third and won the heat race. We started third and ran third in the feature. We weren't as good as Mark Smith and Dale Howard. We chased those two and never got into traffic where I felt like we could do something. I was mildly happy, especially since we changed so much stuff."

Wilson continued to run up front on Saturday during the USCS Series weekend finale. He placed third in the dash and won a heat race before capping the night with a season-best runner-up result in the A Main.

"We went back Saturday and changed more stuff around since we were at the same place," he said. "It was almost like a test session. We used the dash for an extra hot lap session and we were good in the heat. We were good in the feature, but weren't as good as Mark in the open. On a late restart we kept pace with him for four or five laps, which is something most people haven't been able to do so that shows we're getting better.

"Chatham Speedway is a neat place. I hope I get to go back there some time. The people were great and it was a neat race track."

Wilson plans to tackle a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader this weekend with races on Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, during the East Texas Lone Star Shootout.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 6 - Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (3).

March 7 - Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La. - Dash: 3 (3); Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the East Texas Lone Star Shootout with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kinsler Fuel Injection and All Pro Cylinder

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

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

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

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, MagTech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

SawBlade.com Backed Bogucki Posts Season-Best Finish During Debut at Petaluma Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (March 11, 2020) - Scott Bogucki captured his best result of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season last Sunday at Petaluma Speedway, where he guided his SawBlade.com backed team to a sixth-place run during his first visit to the oval.

Bogucki maneuvered from eighth to fourth place in a heat race and he finished third in a qualifier to rank eighth in event points, lining him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We were really good all night," he said. "We had the car tight enough to move forward. We didn't get bound up like everyone in the ruts. There was a restart with five laps to go. I got up to fourth, but it got called back. On the next restart I got tight, pulled a wheelie and lost momentum so someone got by me."

Bogucki's sixth-place result was his second top 10 of the season and proved to be a great way to cap the weekend in California, where the action began on a sour note last Friday when Bogucki made his debut at Merced Speedway in Merced.

"We got ran over in the heat and didn't finish because the front axle got broken," he said. "We had to run a B Feature and we ran from 17 th to sixth. We were really good. We were rolling, but just came up short of a transfer. We had to take a provisional to start and park the main event."

Last Saturday's event at Placerville Speedway in Placerville rained out.

Bogucki has decided to take this weekend off before the ASCS National Tour resumes March 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 47th annual Spring Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 6 - Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif. - Heat race: DNF (5); B Main: 6 (17).

March 8 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Heat race: 4 (8); Qualifier: 3 (3); Feature: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 47 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. SawBlade.com is the official SawBlade of the American Sprint Car Series and title sponsor of every National Tour A Feature as well as Victory Lane. For more information, log onto https://www.sawblade.com and follow along on Social Media at @SawBladecom on Twitter, on Instagram at Sawblade.com_ and Facebook.

"The people at SawBlade are just fabulous," Bogucki said. "I know I say it a lot, but I couldn't do any of this without them. They have stuck by me for three years now and I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Suspension, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

POWRi WEST RACERS & OKLAHOMA NATIVES SHINE IN
TURNPIKE CHALLENGE HOMECOMING



BELLEVILLE, ILL. (March 9, 2020) - With over half of their schedule (15 of 27 races) aligning with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League in co-sanctioned events, each and every showdown for the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League is crucial in not only the championship chase, but valued experience against the nation's best. Starting each year at home, the West racers come into the Turnpike Challenge with the slight advantage of racing on home turf, an edge that has proven invaluable on a handful of occasions.

Based out of Oklahoma, the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets have seen the likes of Christopher Bell, Tyler Thomas, Andrew Felker, Jason McDougal and countless others rise through the ranks and sour to national prominence since the league was founded almost a decade ago. Through 14 Turnpike Challenge events, 12 of the winners have hailed from the "Sooner State" with Logan Seavey of Sutter, Calif. being the only outsider to strike for a win when he swept I-44 last year.

Bell, who hails from Norman, has been without a doubt the most dominant figure in event history, collecting nine wins in total with four triumphs at Port City, four more at I-44 and one at Creek County last year. When it wasn't Bell representing the Oklahoma City area in victory lane, the Tulsa contingent stepped up and delivered. Matt Sherrell of Owasso and Jason McDougal of Broken Arrow split Port City victories in 2016, then Jonathan Beason of Broken Arrow beat Bell at PCR last year in a finish that became an instant classic. For Sherrell, McDougal and Beason, who all grow up racing at these tracks, it was their first career National Midget wins.

At last year's Turnpike Challenge, a handful of Okies' rattled off career-best results to get the season rolling. At I-44, Hank Davis of Sand Springs scored his first-ever podium finish behind Logan Seavey and Christopher Bell, a pair of midget racing icons. The very next night, it was 14-year old Daison Pursley of Locust Grove earning a then career-best finish of seventh against the national stars. Wrapping up the week at Port City, Chris Andrews of Tulsa nearly landed on the podium with an impressive fourth-place charge.

Even Andrew Felker (Carl Junction, Mo.) grew up racing around Oklahoma and brings his own prior experience as a stepping stone to Turnpike Challenge success. The defending POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League champion, Felker has scored four top-five finishes in TPC action and been a contender for the win in several features.

Leading into this year's Turnpike Challenge, the local faces chasing national success will look the same, while surely an underdog will shock several and rise to the occasion. Among the many POWRi West competitors to watch include last year's top ten points finishers. From Felker at the top to Hank Davis and Noah Gass, who tasted their own share of national success last year, to Trey Marcham, Chance Morton, Kade Morton, Blake Edwards, Luke Howard, and the countless others expected to sign-in.

Invading Oklahoma to for four nights of epic action, the seventh annual Turnpike Challenge will mark the season opener for the POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midgets and the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micros. It all begins with a practice night (6-9pm) on Wednesday, March 25 at Creek County Speedway, followed by racing on Thursday, March 26. The series moves to I-44 Riverside Speedway for two appearances on Friday & Saturday, March 27-28, and then concludes on Sunday, March 29 at Port City Raceway.

Fans can catch every single lap of the 2020 Turnpike Challenge featuring the POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midgets and the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micros on a LIVE pay-per-view broadcast each night on POWRi TV.

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

Wednesday, March 25 at Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK):
9:00am - Pits Open
6:00pm to 9:00pm - Open Practice

Thursday, March 26 at Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK):
Pits Open All Day
2:00pm to 5:00pm - Registration / Pill Draw
5:30pm - Drivers Meeting
6:00pm - Hot Laps

Friday, March 27 at I-44 Riverside Speedway (Oklahoma City, OK):
Pits Open All Day
2:00pm to 5:00pm - Registration / Pill Draw
5:30pm - Drivers Meeting
6:00pm - Hot Laps

Saturday, March 28 at I-44 Riverside Speedway (Oklahoma City, OK):
Pits Open All Day
2:00pm to 5:00pm - Registration / Pill Draw
5:30pm - Drivers Meeting
6:00pm - Hot Laps

Sunday, March 29 at Port City Raceway (Tulsa, OK):
Pits Open All Day
1:00pm to 4:00pm - Registration / Pill Draw
4:30pm - Drivers Meeting
5:00pm - Hot Laps

(Photo Credit - Dylan Duvall Photography)
Article Credit - Brian Walker

 

 

Pokorski gears up for swan song season as owner/driver

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) March 10, 2020 – For the first time in his career, veteran open-wheel competitor Paul Pokorski is set to share driving duties behind the wheel of the familiar blue No. 4 Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car during the upcoming 2020 season.

During his 28th season of competition, Pokorski will split seat time with his 21-year-old son Alex as he prepares to bring the curtain down on his long and successful tenure as an owner-driver at the conclusion of the 2020 season.

“Alex and I will split the season between us,” Pokorski said. “Together, we will race about 90 to 95 percent of the MSA schedule. We will miss a few weeks for family commitments. Since Alex is in college, and because I still want to race, I will start the season off. It will give me a chance to make sure things are in order before he gets in the car. Alex will drive most of June, July and August. I'll drive any races that conflict with his summer work schedule. I plan to run the last four or five races of the season.”

During the 2019 campaign, the West Bend competitor put together a pair of solid top-10 finishes in the Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car point standings.

In all, Pokorski recorded four top-five finishes and 12 top-10 A-main showings to go along with two heat race wins and one B-main triumph in 26 events during the 2019 season. Pokorski wound up fifth in the final MSA point standings and ninth in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car point standings.

Entering what looks to be a year of transition, Pokorski has mixed emotions about his new role with the Pokorski Motorsports team.

“I hope everyone has fun and takes time to soak it all in this season,” Pokorski said. “Unfortunately, I am not a very good fan/crew member. I have trouble watching my kids compete in anything for a couple reasons. As a father, I really want Alex to do well and be happy with the results. As a car owner, I don't want to fix wrecks. Not wanting to rush to fix things is probably why I have been a little more conservative myself in the driver’s seat over the last few years.”

Pokorski, who has a total of 45 career Winged Super Modified and 360 Sprint Car A-main victories to his credit, says off-season preparations have put the team in a position to be successful when it hits the track in 2020.

“We did the usual off-season updates,” Pokorski said. “The chassis and shocks went to R&H Racing to get the imperfections made as good as new. The rear ends went to Kurt Gunderson at Competition Driveline. The steering gear went out to be gone through and so on. We don’t have anything really new. I have been pretty happy with what we have and the people we work with.”

While he admits the drive to wheel a race car still burns bright, Pokorski says it is time to step back a bit from the full-time owner-driver role he has lived for the past 27 years.

“I'm not ready to quit driving,” Pokorski said. “It's just a matter of life circumstances and wanting to give my son an opportunity while we can. If opportunities to drive for someone arise, I'll certainly consider them. If I can't drive, I'll try to stay involved in some way. I believe in fate I guess, so I am keeping myself open to whatever opportunities arise and feel right.”

Pokorski will be behind the wheel when the MSA opens is 2020 campaign at the Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, April 18.

“I’m looking forward to starting off the season at the MSA opener at Beaver Dam Raceway on April 18th,” Pokorski said. “I'll be in the car that night. We have had some very good results there and some disappointing ones. In 2014. we won the season opener there over Scotty Nietzel and that started our run to the MSA Master Series championship that year. If we win the opener this year, I may have to come up with a plan B and change the plans for the rest of the season!”

Although the exact driver rotation has yet to be determined, there are a few tracks and events where fans are certain to see the elder Pokorski in the driver’s seat during the 2020 season.

“I will be in the seat at the Dodge County Fairgrounds MSA events,” Pokorski said. “I have learned to like the track and won't put my son out there as a rookie. I'll will also drive at Outagamie Speedway in Seymour on June 19 for the Hagar Nelson Memorial. I want to be part of honoring our late friend Dave ‘Hagar’ Nelson, while also saying ‘thank you’ to the staff at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC who are doing a great job with that facility and keeping EWSC viable and contributing to area racing. In addition, I'll be in the car for the first Angel Park event and the last few nights of the season at Plymouth.”

Pokorski, who is a three-time Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Winged Super Modified champion, says most of the team’s sponsors will be back on board for the 2020 campaign.

“We have great sponsors,” Pokorski said. “Most have been with us for multiple years. Goeden's Auto Body is taking care of the light blue paint. Quest Engineering, Lakeshore Family Funeral Services, Cawley Company, Novak's Auto Service and Acme Armature are all back. Tisler Auto Salvage of Kellnersville, Al Knepprath and Kettle Moraine Landscaping will be with us and Hopf Farms is on board for another year. Dave Petersen and Petersen Septic Services is also back. Of course, Jeff Pederson and Pedal Down Promotions will be with us documenting the whole ride.”

Sponsors for the 2020 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company.
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2019 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 26
MSA events – 25
IRA events - 1
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 4
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 12
Heat Race Victories – 2

 

 

Kerry Madsen and Big Game Motorsports Venturing to Texas for Two World of Outlaws Races

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (March 10, 2020) - The Killer Instinct Crossbows sponsored Big Game Motorsports will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in Texas this weekend.

Driver Kerry Madsen leads the team into events on Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, during the East Texas Lone Star Shootout.

"I'm excited and I'm looking forward to going to a new track," he said. "After the races in Florida I think we have a trend of what we need to do with the race car and how it will work together. That will hopefully put us in the right direction."

The team has five races under its belt this season - all last month during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. Madsen highlighted the week with a sixth-place finish.

The focus now shifts to a pair of ovals where the team has yet to run. Madsen visited LoneStar Speedway once in October 2009 when he placed 14 th during a World of Outlaws race.

"That's when it was a half mile," he said. "The track configuration has changed. You can go through the notes and the internet videos. You just go to your feel and what you see once you hit the track. You have to adapt quickly. If you're not on the pace in hot laps you usually don't qualify that well."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the East Texas Lone Star Shootout with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Daniel Excited to Make Debut at Cotton Bowl Speedway and LoneStar Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CARROLLTON, Mo. (March 10, 2020) - Mason Daniel's rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series resumes this weekend in Texas.

It's been nearly a month since the season kicked off in Florida and now the action shifts to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige on Friday and LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore on Saturday for the East Texas Lone Star Shootout.

"It's like I'm starting the season again," Daniel noted. "We were in Florida for that week and we tested before. Then we had a month off. It feels weird because you start and then there's an abrupt stop. Now we'll be racing regularly the rest of the season."

This weekend will mark Daniel's debut at both ovals.

"I've never been to these tracks," he said. "I want to get up to speed and do well. I hope we will be able to get both days in with what the weather is showing."

Daniel enters this weekend atop the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year standings.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the East Texas Lone Star Shootout with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BTC Bank

BTC Bank, which has 12 full-service locations - 11 in Missouri and one in Iowa - is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. For more information, visit http://www.BTCBank.bank.

"We're excited to have BTC Bank continue to be a valued part of our team," Daniel said. "They have many locations throughout the state of Missouri, including one in Carrollton where our race shop is located. Their reputation is stellar and service is top notch so we recommend to anyone in Missouri or Iowa to check out BTC Bank."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, TruStar Energy, Valley Pacific, Dillon Risk Management, Extreme Brand Products, Razzle Dazzle, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, E.M. Tharp, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Carney II Putting Weekend in California in the Rearview Mirror

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (March 10, 2020) - John Carney II survived a tough weekend in California, where he ran into triple misfortune.

"A bad draw, heavy track conditions and then the second night we were just off," he said.

The SawBlade.com Xiphos saw blade and Burkham Contracting backed driver kicked off a scheduled tripleheader last Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced. He advanced a position to finish fourth in a heat race before a crash in a qualifier doomed the remainder of his night.

"We had really good speed the first night, but we didn't have a good pill draw," he said. "We passed a car in the heat and that put us on the front row of a qualifier. The car wasn't quite perfect and the guy in second ran me down. When he went to pass me we got too close and made contact. It knocked the front end out."

Carney II wasn't able to finish the race and was relegated toward the back of a B Main, which only transferred the top three to the main event.

"Unfortunately, there weren't any cautions in the B Main," he said. "We made up a lot of ground. We were approaching a transfer spot, but it was too little too late."

Carney II rallied from 11th to fifth, which was two positions shy of making the A Main.

Saturday's event at Placerville Speedway in Placerville rained out. The weekend concluded on Sunday at Petaluma Speedway, where Carney II finished seventh in a heat race and ninth in a B Main.

"That's a really narrow track and stays heavy right in the middle all night," he said. "It's a difficult track to pass on. We didn't quite have the handle on it either. We've had a good car three of the first four nights this season. Sunday night the track position and setup weren't ideal given the track conditions."

Carney II will spend the next two weekends racing at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. He will pilot a car for Scott Brown this Friday and Saturday during the Texas 305 RaceSaver Sprint Nationals before returning to his sprint car on March 20-21 during the 47th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 6 - Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif. - Heat race: 4 (5); Qualifier: DNF (1); B Main: 5 (11).

March 8 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 9 (10).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas 305 RaceSaver Sprint Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Burkham Contracting

"David and Jeff Burkham from Burkham Contracting bought a car from me last year and we've been friends since then," Carney II said. "They wanted to be a part of the team and we're grateful for their support."

Carney would also like to thank SawBlade.com, Danny Sander Construction, Mesilla Valley Transportation, South Plains Towing, Jackson Compaction, CSR Garage, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Advances Into A Main During Debut at Two Tracks in California

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (March 10, 2019) - Jordon Mallett traveled to California for the first time to compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last weekend, when he qualified for the A Main during races at Merced Speedway and Petaluma Speedway.

"Any time you go out to California to race and there are more than 50 cars trying to qualify you have to be at your absolute best," he said. "It was great to make two shows against some really good drivers and it just proves we can compete with anybody when we are clicking."

Friday night's race at Merced Speedway in Merced began with a third-place finish in a heat race. That was followed by a second-place run in a qualifier. The results were good enough to lock the Greenbrier, Ark., native into the feature in the 13th starting spot.

"I wasn't really sure what to expect heading into Merced, but overall it was just a really narrow track," he said after finishing where he started. "It was just one of those nights where you had to try and not lose any ground and be ready to go when someone made a mistake."

Mallett was scheduled to compete Saturday night at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, but rain forced the cancellation of the event.

A visit to Petaluma Speedway occurred on Sunday, when Mallett started fourth in a heat race and advanced forward three positions to take the checkered flag as the winner. However, the team discovered a cracked oil tank before his qualifier and as a result he did not race it.

They got the tank fixed for a B Main and moved forward three positions from the sixth starting spot to earn the final transfer into the feature. Mallett started 21st in the main event and ultimately gained two positions to finish 19th for his fourth top-20 finish of the season.

"The track lined up to my liking," he said. "We were really good in the heat race and we were expecting to be in contention all night. Unfortunately, we had a problem that really put a damper on the night, but we still managed to get it in the show and salvage a 19th."

Mallett will take a week off from racing and then head to Mesquite, Texas, for two days of ASCS National Tour competition at Devil's Bowl Speedway March 20-21. He's looking forward to returning to a track that he competed at last year.

"We switched to Triple X Chassis this season and the car has felt really good," he said. "We have a notebook for Devil's Bowl from last year so we're not going in blind. If we can combine that knowledge with the new equipment I think we'll do really well in Texas."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 6 - Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif. - Heat race: 3 (3); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 13 (13).

March 8 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Heat race: 1 (4); Qualifier: DNS (6); B Main: 3 (6); Feature: 19 (21).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 47th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Triple X Race Co.

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"Mark and the entire team over at Triple X Race Co. have been a joy to work with during this transition for the 2020 race season and have quickly made us feel a part of their family," Mallett said. "They provide quality equipment that is safe, consistent and fast, and we're glad to have them on board with us."

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

 

 

Price Earns First Top 15 of Season With ASCS National Tour in California

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (March 10, 2020) - Robbie Price picked up his first top-15 finish of the season last Sunday during the final night of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour visit to California.

"I hate to make excuses, but the pill draws basically set us back all weekend," he said. "I think we have speed, but when you're starting in the back every night it's tough to do too much. At least we got it in the show both nights."

Friday night began with a first-ever trip to Merced Speedway in Merced, where Price started fourth in a heat race and finished fifth. He lined up eighth in a qualifier and gained two positions to place sixth.

Price had to run a B Main as a result and earned the final transfer spot into the feature when he advanced two positions from fifth to third. In the A Main Price moved forward four spots for a 17th-place run, marking his first top 20 of the season.

"Friday was a tough deal as we definitely had speed, but I just wasn't on my game honestly," he said. "We were good enough to get in the feature and the car actually was really fast after about halfway. However, it's a little track and because we started so far back we were a lap down early and you can only gain so much after that no matter how good the car is."

Price was scheduled to compete on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway in Placerville before rain cancelled the night's race.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Petaluma Speedway, where it looked promising as Price started sixth in a heat race and passed two cars to finish fourth. He then placed fourth in a qualifier, which was good enough to advance him directly into the feature in the 13th starting spot.

Price maneuvered as high as 10th during the A Main, but following a late caution he struggled with handling issues and faded to 15 th. The result was his best of the season through four races.

"We were really good in the heat race, but missed an opportunity to start better after we got shuffled over the curb from the outside front row during the qualifier," he said. "We weren't really bad in the feature, but the car just went away after that last caution so getting a top-15 finish is a small victory."

The ASCS National Tour is off until March 20-21 when it will visit Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. However, Price is planning to stick around California during the off week and work on his program against the local competition. The track location is to be determined depending on weather.

"We're going to stay in California and get some more laps in and see if we can't turn our bad luck around," He said. "There are a few options we can go to depending on weather, but ultimately we just need to get better early in the night. Everybody is playing the pill draw game so the only way to get better period is to get faster early. Hopefully we can do that and head on down the road to Texas with some momentum."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 6 - Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif. - Heat race: 5 (4); Qualifier: 6 (8); B Main: 3 (5); Feature: 17 (21).

March 8 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 4 (2); Feature: 15 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

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 .

"Shark Racing Engines has been with us for a few years now and they give us great engines," Price said. "We got a few wins for them last year and I'm looking forward to putting them in Victory Lane hopefully more in 2020."

Price would like to thank Beaufort Self Storage Ltd., Shockwave Motorsports, Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Wildlight Motorsports Photography, Triple X Race Components, Highline Performance and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Battles Learning Curve During ASCS National Tour Races in California

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (March 10, 2020) - Garet Williamson and the Bryant Paver Motorsports team are in the midst of the learning process required when running the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Williamson traveled to California last weekend, making his debut at Merced Speedway in Merced and Petaluma Speedway. He failed to qualify for either main event, but the team made gains the second night that will pay off as the season progresses.

"We struggled figuring out setups the first night and our last night we figured out what we had been chasing all weekend," he said. "Things started clicking in the B Main, but it was too late to make anything really happen."

Williamson placed seventh in his heat race and 12th in the second B Main at Merced Speedway last Friday. Saturday's event at Placerville Speedway in Placerville rained out. Williamson showed improvement at Petaluma Speedway, ending ninth in a heat race before passing five cars in the first B Main to finish eighth.

It wasn't the result Williamson wanted, but he also understands the gains his team made against a stacked field in one of the toughest 360ci sprint car regions in the country will help in the long run.

"It's a huge learning curve," the ASCS National Tour rookie said. "I think we have 12 sprint car starts as a team. We don't have anyone with a ton of experience so it's really a huge learning curve for us every night."

The team will take this weekend off before venturing to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on March 20-21 for the 47th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I'm pumped up and ready to go," he said. "We are going to get our new car ready and take it down to Devil's Bowl. We are going to get both cars ready, go through everything and just fine tune and work on things we think we need to focus on as a team."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 6 - Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif. - Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 12 (13).

March 8 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 8 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 47 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tiger Towing

Tiger Towing is a professional towing company located in Columbia, Mo., that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The company has been servicing the area for 16 years with expertise in safety and customer service. For more information, visit https://tigertowing.com/.

"They've supported me the last couple of years and they are a huge supporter of dirt-track racing and racing in general," Williamson said. "People like that keep racing going."

Williamson would also like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, JBC Transport Group LLC, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Brad Sweet Dominates Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Action During Merced Speedway Opener as Johnson and Corn Also Find Victory Lane

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Merced, CA)- Friday night the slights shined bright at Merced Speedway, as the 2020 season opened on a high note as World of Outlaws Champion, Brad Sweet bested a 51 car Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Field, and shared victory lane with Garrett Corn, and Michael Johnson.

In the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour’s first ever appearance at the Merced Bullring, it was California’s own, Brad Sweet, stealing the show. Piloting a newly put together Main Motorsports car, Sweet got the nod to driver the car in tribute to long time fallen friend, Kyle Main, and picked up the feature event win over Shane Golobic, Blake Hahn, Carson Macedo, and Andy Forsberg.

Heat race wins went to Michael Faccinto, Sweet, Justyn Cox, Tanner Carrick, Thomas, Kennedy, and Forsberg, Four qualifiers were ran and wins went to Hahn, Golobic, Justin Sanders, and Dominic Scelzi, while Cox and Chase Johnson won B Main events.

19 IMCA Sport Mods checked in on Friday night to kick their 2020 season off at Merced Speedway, and it was Michael Johnson taking top honors, Johnson picked up the win over Fred Ryland, Kevin Johnson, Jeremy Hoff, and Chris Falkenburg.

The Mini Late Models were also in action, and it was Garrett Corn picking up the win in dominating fashion. Going from eighth to first in a lap, Corn grabbed the win over Kennzzie Brown, and Riley Jeppesen.

The season is now off and running at Merced Speedway, and things get back to Saturday night’s this coming week! On this card this Saturday are the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mod’s, Mini Stocks, and Dwarf Cars.

Tickets will be available on Saturday night with Kids 5 and Under being admitted free, children 6-12 for just $5, Senior Citizens 60 and up and Military for just $10, and Adults for $12.

The pit gate is slated to open at 2pm, with the main grandstands opening at 5pm. Hot laps will go green a promptly 6pm with heat race action slated for 7pm.

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Merced Speedway is located at 900 Martin Luther King Drive Merced, CA 95341.

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Placerville Speedway to hold a Test and Tune this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – March 10, 2020…The El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway will hear racing engines for the first time in 2020 by holding a Test and Tune this Saturday March 14th. The pit area opens at noon and cars will have track time from 2pm-6pm to get things dialed in for the fast approaching championship season.

Pit passes cost $25 per person at the Test and Tune (kids 11 and under will be $5). Please note the grandstands are closed to the public. Membership forms will be available for drivers, owners and crew to register for the season.

Competitive action then begins on Saturday March 21st when the 17th annual “Tribute to Al Hinds” kicks-off the championship point season with Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites. The following week will find the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards hit the red clay to open their fourth season on Saturday March 28th.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 13,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2020 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 14: Test and Tune | 2pm-6pm with pit gate opening at noon. Grandstands are closed
Saturday March 21: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | 17th annual Tribute to Al Hinds/ Championship Opener
Saturday March 28: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

 

 

Busy Weekend Sees Carrick Captures ASCS National and USAC National Top 10 Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA: To sum up Tanner Carrick’s weekend in one word is pretty simple; busy. Running in Merced, CA on Friday Carrick then made his way to Duquoin, IL on Saturday before returning home to run in Petaluma, CA on Sunday and picked up a couple of Top-10 finishes.

“It was a pretty wild weekend with the traveling, but we were really fast all three nights,” Carrick said. “We didn’t have the best luck, but still made the best of the hands we were dealt and picked up a couple of good finishes.”

Kicking the weekend off at home in the Carrick Motorsports No. 83T with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Carrick kicked things off by picking up a heat race win and making his way into a qualifier.

Losing a couple of positions in his qualifier, Carrick’s 7th place finish forced him into one of the twin semis. Running second in the semi, Carrick punched his ticket into the feature where he would grid the field from the 19th starting position.

In the feature, Carrick felt something go south on the suspension of his car and made the decision to pull back to pit area and call it a night.

Hopping on a flight, Carrick made his way to Illinois where he met up with his Petry Motorsports team for the Shamrock Classic.

Picking up a heat race win, Carrick would again make his way to a qualifier just as he did back in California on Friday night. A seventh place finish in the qualifier forced him into the ‘B’.

Out in front of the semi, a troublesome flat tire would force Carrick to pull into the infield and give him a DNF. Luckily able to take a provisional, Carrick tagged the field from the 21st starting position and would go on to put on a show.

From dead last, Carrick had his elbows up as he carved his way forward. Able to put his machine wherever he needed to go to pass cars, Carrick was able to work towards the Top-10.

Cracking the Top-10 late, Carrick capped a very strong run with an eighth place finish.

Making the return trip back to his native California for another tilt with the ASCS National Tour in Petaluma, CA, Carrick would gain a ton of passing points in his heat race as he charged from sixth to second aboard the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil machine.

Qualifier action saw the youngster going from sixth to fifth, which placed him sixth on the starting grid for the 30-lap feature event.

Keeping his machine well inside the Top-10 during the duration of the race, Carrick would soon find himself battling for position with younger brother, Blake. Battling hard with Blake in the race’s closing laps, the younger Carrick would get the better of the older, as Tanner capped his weekend off with a ninth place finish.

“Thanks to both crews for giving me really good cars all weekend long, and to my family for letting me go back and forth, ‘ Carrick said. “Had a ton of fun all weekend, and looking forward to Chico in the sprint car this weekend.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 2

Midget- Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Carrick has quite the weekend up ahead. Friday he will continue to battle with the ASCS National Tour at Merced Speedway, Saturday he head to DuQuoin, IL for the Shamrock Classic with the Petry Motorsports team, and Sunday he will return home to race at Petaluma Speedway again with the ASCS National Tour.

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.

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway Reveals 2020 Schedule For 25th Anniversary Season

Photos and Graphics by Image Factor Media OHSWEKEN, Ont. (March 10, 2020) – Ohsweken Speedway is excited to reveal an action-packed 2020 schedule full of major specialty events and Friday Night Excitement showdowns during the track’s 25th anniversary season. The track’s major events in 2020 including the inaugural Pinty’s 100 featuring the NASCAR Pinty’s Series first-ever race on dirt at the Northern Summer Nationals featuring $5,000-to-win Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car races on August 17 & 18, the return of the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds in a $10,000 USD-to-win affair on Monday, July 6 plus the season finale $5,000-to-win Canadian Crate Sprint Car Nationals on September 18 and the $10,000 USD-to-win 16th annual Nitro 54 and Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 19.

Ohsweken Speedway will also make its return to MavTV Canada Motorsports Network for Pinty’s All North Racing for seven broadcasts in 2020, including on May 29, June 19, July 10, August 17, September 11, September 18 and September 19.

The 2020 season kicks off with a test and tune session on Friday, May 8 before the first green flag of the season waves on Friday, May 15 as Ackland Insurance presents the 25th season opener of Friday Night Excitement. The season continues with traditional Friday Night Excitement shows presented by Safety-Kleen on May 22 and Oakwood Transport on May 29 featuring the track’s four weekly divisions, the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunderstocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. May 29 also marks the first Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt home track point race of the season.

The month of June will start with the first of two $1,000-to-win UMP vs Canadian Modified challenge races as well as a full Friday Night Excitement program presented by Auto Parts Centres on June 5. On June 12, Core-Mark presents the first of two Kids Races for the Canadian National Autism Foundation events along with its Wall of Fame night. On June 19, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment and Case IH present the Southern Ontario Sprints and a full Friday Night Excitement program, including the second Duel on the Dirt home track points night. The month concludes on June 26 as Gale’s Auto Aftermarket presents a full Friday Night Excitement program.

July begins with the second $1,000-to-win UMP vs Canadian Modified challenge race as an addition to the July 3 Friday Night Excitement program presented by Bryan’s Auctions. Three days later, the “Beasts of the Northeast”, the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds return for their first visit since Matt Sheppard’s victory in 2017 for a $10,000 USD-to-win affair at the Rev’s Full Throttle Triple Crown Showdown which also features the Action Sprint Tour and Thunder Stocks.

On July 10, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet presents the annual Drive Safe, Ride Safe, Race Safe Bicycle Night with all four weekly divisions in action. On July 17, Bradshaw Brothers fuels night sees the Northeast Late Model Association make a stop at Ohsweken to join the Friday Night Excitement program. On July 24, Jibs Action Sports presents the newly formed CanAm Street Stock Series joining the weekly excitement before the month closes on Friday, July 31 with Renway Energy Christmas in July featuring a $2,000-to-win Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car event and the annual stop from the Vintage Cars.

August marks another busy month of action as well that starts with Club 54 night on August 7 with a $1,000-to-win Late Model Open while the 360 Sprint Car drivers are off to allow competition at the Knoxville 360 Nationals. On August 14, Performance Plus Motor Oils presents the Race of Champions Sportsman tour’s $1,000-to-win showdown on the second Kids Race for Canadian National Autism Foundation night.

Then on Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18 it’s a massive showdown at the two-night Northern Summer Nationals. On Monday, Burger Barn presents the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars headlined-event with a $5,000 USD-to-win feature along with the Action Sprint Tour and Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks. Then on Tuesday, August 18, history will be made as Pinty’s Delicious Foods presents the first-ever NASCAR Pinty’s Series race on dirt for $25,000 in the Pinty’s 100. For the second night in a row, the 360 Sprint Cars will battle in a $5,000 USD-to-win race while the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks also join the card.

The track will be quiet on August 21 before closing out the month with Nitro 54 Variety night on Friday, August 28 featuring the 50-lap and $1,000-to-win Brock Leonard Memorial for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks. The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will have their biggest and longest race of the year in the 42-lap and $1,000-to-win Art Hill Memorial on Back to School Back Pack Night presented by Insta-Panels on September 4. The points chase concludes with Epic Racewear Championship Night on Friday, September 11.

Ohsweken Speedway will close out it’s 25th anniversary campaign with the 16th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend September 17-19. The traditional test and tune night will take place on Thursday, September 17. Then on Friday, September 18 Burger Barn presents Triple 15s for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and a $5,000-to-win showdown in the inaugural Canadian Crate Sprint Car Nationals. The weekend and season closes with Ohsweken’s crown jewel event, the 35-lap and $10,000 USD-to-win 16th annual Nitro 54 Variety and Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

Advanced reserved tickets and camping for all Ohsweken Speedway major events are available online at https://www.showpass.com/o/ohsweken-speedway/. For news and the most up-to-date information about Ohsweken Speedway’s 25th season of Friday Night Excitement including a detailed 2020 schedule, stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca.

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Tickets Available Now For All 2020 Major Events Advanced reserved tickets and camping for all Ohsweken Speedway major events, including the Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on July 6, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series on dirt and Northern Summer Nationals August 17-18, and 16th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 17-19, are available online at https://www.showpass.com/o/ohsweken-speedway/.

About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Excitement racing program is the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing visits Ohsweken for seven live broadcasts in 2020 that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 29, June 19, July 10, August 17, September 11, September 18 and September 19. These broadcasts include the first night of the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring a $5,000 USD-to-win 360 Sprint Car Showdown, as well as the 16th Annual Nitro 54 Variety and Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.

2020 Season Ohswken Speedway’s 25th season will be one of its biggest years yet. The 2020 season will feature every event broadcast live via Ohsweken Speedway’s Live Stream network. That includes all the major events, including the 16th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals and weekly Friday Night Excitement events featuring four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 for more information.

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

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

 

 

Blake Carrick Bags Two ASCS National Tour Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the show with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during the final night of action in Arizona gave Blake Carrick the confidence he needed as the series came to California where he picked up two Top-10 finishes.

“We had a really fast racecar in Arizona, and I was really confident in our stuff heading into the weekend,” Carrick said. “We locked into both shows from qualifiers and made to really good runs into the Top-10.”

Friday night in Merced, CA, Carrick would line the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B up on the front row of his heat race. Holding on to the second spot, Carrick would move into a qualifier later in the night and advance from fifth to fourth.

With points from preliminary action being tallied up, Carrick sat 14th which placed him directly in the feature event where he would take the green flag from the outside of the seventh row.

As the night moved on, the track would continue to slick off and create a wide surface for the 30-lap feature. From the 14th starting position, Carrick would methodically make his way forward as he battled the Lucas Oil ASCS regulars as well as some of the best in California.

When the dust settled on the Friday night feature event, Carrick picked up his first Top-10 finish of the season by way of an eighth-place run.

Following Saturday night’s rain out, Carrick and his team made the short trip to Petaluma Speedway for the finale night of action with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Again, finding himself on the front row of his heat race Carrick would pick up a second-place finish and move into a qualifier. Finishing fifth in the qualifier, Carrick again found himself locked into the 30-lap feature event where he lined up on the outside of the seventh row.

On a track that offered up a bottom groove and a little top groove, Carrick was able to work around the Petaluma Speedway gumbo and get inside the Top-10. The closing laps saw him hook up in a battle with older brother, Tanner.

As they jockeyed for position it was Blake getting the better of the two as he would hold the eighth position as the checkered flag was displayed to the field.

“Really cool to come forward both nights and pick up two Top-10 finishes,” Carrick added. “Really excited to get back after this weekend for two nights at Silver Dollar Speedway.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be in action on Friday and Saturday night in Chico, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-2

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

 

 

Flat Tire Derails Justin Sanders In Merced, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning action with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday night in Merced, CA, Justin Sanders would look to build off two podiums he earned with the series the week prior however a flat right rear tire would end his night early.

“We had a good car, and we were battling up in the Top-5 but unfortunately we lost a right rear tire with 10-laps to go,” Sanders said. “My guys worked hard all night long, and thanks to all these great companies that continue to support us.”

Lining up eighth in his heat race, Sanders showed speed early in the night aboard the North County Plastering/Andy’s Construction/Yuba Sutter Aviation backed No. 17 machine.

Advancing to fifth, Sanders would qualify for a qualifier where his win off the front row put him in the third row to start the 30-lap feature event.

Sanders got off to a nice start as he worked inside the Top-Five battling with the likes of Blake Hahn, Roger Crocket, Ryan Bernal and Andy Forsberg.

Continuing to play a high-speed game of chess, things would come unraveled for the Aromas, CA driver with just 10-laps to go in the race. With his right rear tire going flat, Sanders was forced to call it a night as he took his machine back to the pit area and was credited with a 20th place finish.

“It wasn’t the end result we wanted, but it was really good to have a ton of speed in the No. 17 car again,” Sanders said. “Again, thanks to everyone who helps us out either in the pits or as a marketing partner, it truly wouldn’t be possible without all of the help.”

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Andy’s Construction, Yuba Sutter Aviation, Roadside 24hr Service, Alkaline88, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2020.

ON TAP: Sanders is unsure if he will make it to Ocean Speedway’s season opener on Friday night, but will for sure be at Saturday’s King of the West opener at Kern County Raceway Park making his season debut in the Antaya Motorsports No. 16a machine.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top-10’s-2

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

Jesse Love Looks Forward to Upcoming Silver Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to work with Cox Racing on Sunday night in Petaluma, CA, a tough night has Jesse Love eager to return to the dirt this Friday and Saturday night in Chico, CA for the Silver Cup.

“Sunday night wasn’t really much of anything to write home about,” Jesse Love said. “We had a good car, I just needed to be more aggressive early in the night and it put us in a bit of a hole.”

Lining up on the pole of his heat race aboard the HomeSmiles.com/Toyota/TRD backed No. 44 entry, a tough start would see the Atherton, CA driver would lose a couple of early spots as he slipped to third.

Finishing third, Love’s loss of positions would leave him in an early hole with the ASCS tour’s format. Moving into a qualifier, Love’s ninth place finish left him on the outside of the feature event lock in driver list and looking in as he was relegated to one of the twin “B” main events.

Lining up fifth in the semi, Love would hang around the Top-10 but just couldn’t get going to make a run for one of the three transfer positions that was up for grabs. Finishing seventh, Love’s night would come to an end as he now turns his attention to Chico, CA and this weekend’s Silver Cup.

“It was a learning process on Sunday night, and I will take that night and build off of it this weekend,” Love said. “Hoping we can get two nights of racing in and get some good seat time. Thanks to Rod Tiner, Jr, Justyn Cox, and everyone associated with this team for their help and support.”

ON TAP: Love and Cox Racing are slated for this weekend’s Silver Cup in Chico, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top-10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Jesse Love by following him on Twitter @jesselovejr1

 

 

Sams LaMountain Racing Soaks Up Learning Lessons During Weekend in California

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (March 9, 2020) - The Sams LaMountain Racing notebook was filled up last weekend when driver Danny Sams III made his debut in California.

"We learned a lot," he said. "To be able to come to California and run on tracks that are completely out of our understanding, learning so much was great. The tracks are so much different than what we're used to. We're new to it and we took a swing."

The action began last Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced, where Sams III moved forward every time he hit the track. He advanced from eighth to seventh in a heat race, from 10th to eighth in a qualifier and from eighth to sixth in a B Main.

"The first night we pulled one of the bad pills," he said. "We made a qualifier and gained a few spots, but a car flipped in front of us and we got caught up in it. It flipped on top of our wings. We finished, but we were definitely not in contention to move forward because of that damage. We made progress again in the B Main, but not enough to get a transfer into the main event.

"I felt good and we had a fast car. It was extremely hard to pass because it was a one-lane track. We started in the back each time we went out and that hurt us."

Saturday's show at Placerville Speedway in Placerville rained out. The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Petaluma Speedway, where Sams III finished fifth in a heat race to open the night.

"I started second in the heat and ran second for more than half of the race, but at the end the car lost its handling and we dropped back to fifth," he said. "I was loose. Then in the qualifier I was almost up to fourth and we got too tight and dropped back to where we started in ninth. I was able to get to fourth in the B Main on the start, but made some mistakes while battling hard and dropped back a couple of spots."

Sams III capped the night with a seventh-place finish in a B Main.

He will return to action March 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 47th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. He remains tied for second in the ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 6 - Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif. - Heat race: 7 (8); Qualifier: 8 (10); B Main: 6 (8).

March 8 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Heat race: 5 (2); Qualifier: 9 (9); B Main: 7 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 47 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

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"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Slade Shock Technology, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., Steele Performance Parts, Outlaw Racing Fuels and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Set for Debut in Alabama This Weekend During USCS Series Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (March 9, 2020) - Trey Starks will make his racing debut in Alabama this weekend when the USCS Series visits North Alabama Speedway.

"I have been in the state of Alabama, but not to race," he said. "I think we drove through it. I love going to new places and it seems like we adapt well to new places."

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver will tackle the bullring in Tuscumbia on Friday and Saturday.

"I think if everything goes according to plan we can have a successful weekend," he said. "I think it's not out of the question to be in contention to win each night. I'm confident in our equipment."

Starks has four starts this season - all at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla., last month - highlighted by one top 10.

"We got back in a 360 at a new track there, which is the same thing we'll be doing this weekend," he said. "There were a lot of changes that need to be made in Florida. Hopefully we're closer to where we need to be from when we unload. Florida racing is pretty unique and has its own type of surfaces. The race tracks are different. But I think some of the adjustments we made will apply."

Starks has captured a handful of USCS Series victories in his career. He scored two triumphs in Georgia in 2018, one in Florida in 2017, two in South Carolina and two in North Carolina in 2016, and one in Florida and one in South Carolina in 2015.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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"I want to thank Golf Cart Services for its support of our team," Starks said. "They are a huge part of our program and I can't wait to get their logo in Victory Lane."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, Champion Brands, FK Rod Ends, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, 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, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Rider Automotive, BAPS Motor Speedway and Saldana Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Resumes World of Outlaws Action This Weekend in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (March 9, 2020) - Jason Sides is trekking to Texas this weekend for a pair of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races.

Sides and 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' invade Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige on Friday and LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore on Saturday for the East Texas Lone Star Shootout.

"It will be good to get back to racing," he said. "We've been home long enough now. I'm looking forward to getting back on the road and into the swing of things. Volusia didn't start off the season very well. We took the last month off and we'll see if we can start over this weekend."

Sides has two career starts at Cotton Bowl Speedway, where he recorded a 14 th-place finish during his most recent visit in April 2018. He also placed 16th at the track in February 2016.

"The last time I was there I hit an infield tire and it bent the drag link," he said. "I kept running around the bottom and ended up pulling off the track when it broke. Hopefully Friday goes a little smoother."

Sides has 14 career starts at LoneStar Speedway between World of Outlaws and 360ci sprint car action. He has posted nine top 10s at the oval, including a fifth-place run in 2010. His most recent outing was in March 2017.

"Three years ago we were running seventh and got spun," he said. "Then someone hit me and it bent that car in half. At least we had speed. We've had a lot of good runs there. I can remember running back there in 1996 when the track was a bigger."

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, and Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, for the East Texas Lone Star Shootout with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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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., BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, TORA TORA, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Crockett Earns Three Top 10s to Kick Off ASCS National Tour Season

Inside Line Promotions - PETALUMA, Calif. (March 9, 2020) - Roger Crockett enjoyed a successful start to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season by racing to a trio of top-10 finishes during four starts in the west.

Crockett is one of only two drivers to garner three top 10s in the first four races of the season and he currently ranks third in the championship standings - only 28 points out of the lead.

"I'm really happy with the speed we've had," he said. "We've moved forward and had a car capable of getting even better finishes so that's something we can build on."

The ASCS National Tour season began Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., where Crockett pocketed a pair of top 10s in a field of 50-plus drivers.

Crockett won a heat race and advanced from fifth to fourth place in a qualifier before maneuvering from 12th to ninth in the A Main during the opener.

"The first night the car was stellar in the heat," he said. "We were a little off in the qualifier. We really needed to get another spot, but weren't quite good enough. In the main event I got a bad start and got caught behind a car. I spent too much time messing with him and we lost too many places. We had to make up a lot of ground to get to where we did."

Crockett capped the weekend the ensuing night by charging from eighth to fourth place in a heat race. A third-place outing in a qualifier preceded a run from ninth to sixth in the A Main.

"The car was really good in every event we were in, but track position is hard to come by," he said. "We were happy we at least moved forward. When the rubber came on Saturday we were really, really good, but there was nowhere to go."

Crockett took that momentum into California last weekend for a scheduled tripleheader, which began on Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced. He placed second in both a heat race and qualifier before spending most of the first half of the feature battling for a spot on the podium.

"Our car was really, really good," he said after ending with a seventh-place finish. "We battled with (Brad) Sweet a bit early in the night and that got me on the wheel a little better. Then in the feature I should have had our tires more prepared. That bit us with the stagger change. We lost nearly two inches of stagger and you can't do that. Then you make one bad move on a restart trying to get around a lapped car and it costs you a couple of spots. Those are the things in racing that drop you from a possible podium to seventh."

Saturday's event at Placerville Speedway in Placerville rained out. The weekend concluded on Sunday at Petaluma Speedway, where Crockett started seventh in a heat race.

"We started in the back row in the grease and there wasn't much you can do," he said. "We got by a car on the first lap and tried to get by another and didn't get the room we needed, which cost us. Starting that far back you're hoping to just get a spot or two to get yourself into a qualifier. We didn't get enough points to run a qualifier. In the B Main we ran the fastest laps of the race once we got free of some cars, but that doesn't pay anything or mean anything."

Crockett used a provisional to start the main event, but pulled off on the opening lap.

The team is scheduled to take this weekend off before resuming ASCS National Tour competition March 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 47th annual Spring Nationals. Crockett has earned an ASCS National Tour win at the track each of the last two years.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 28 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (12).

Feb. 29 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (8); Qualifier: 3 (3); Feature: 6 (9).

March 6 - Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif. - Heat race: 2 (2); Qualifier: 2 (4); Feature: 7 (3).

March 8 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 6 (8); Feature: DNF (24).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 20-21 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 47 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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"I feel like FK Rod Ends are bulletproof," Crockett said. "We've tested them out with some crashes the last couple of years and it's crazy what their product holds up to. I've run nothing but their stuff for at least 10 years and maybe longer."

Crockett would also like to thank BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, Olson Custom Designs, Maxim Chassis, Champion Racing Oil, Bell Helmets, Rider Racing Engines, Tracker Native Tobacco, Newlin Bar Service, AL Driveline, Indy Race Parts and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Carson Macedo Spends Weekend Racing with Tarlton Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the World of Outlaws still idle before resuming their 2020 campaign, Carson Macedo took the opportunity to return home and race with Tarlton Motorsports as they battled with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour all weekend long.

“I can’t thank Tom and Tommy Tarlton, as well as Paul Baines and Tyrone Tyra for everything this weekend,” Carson Macedo said. “Tom and Tommy have always gone above and beyond to give me opportunities to race and I appreciate that so much, and Paul and Tyron work so hard on these cars and they are so fun to drive.”

Friday night in Merced, CA the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year would advance from fourth to finish third in his heat race before a second place run in his qualifier lined him up in the seventh starting position aboard the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum backed No. 21 machine.

On the tight confines of the Merced Speedway, Macedo was able to move forward despite being in dense traffic for much of the night. Working towards the Top-Five, Macedo would engage in an entertaining battle with Andy Forsberg in the final laps as the duo battled for the fourth position.

Able to use the bottom of the speedway and in the big infield berm to his advantage, Macedo would make a late move that netted him a fourth-place finish at the line.

Slated to run at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Mother Nature would have other plans as rain washed the event off the schedule, and the team opted to make the trip to Petaluma Speedway on Sunday for one final night of action with Macedo before he returns to his Kyle Larson Racing team.

Picking up a second-place finish in his heat race, Macedo advanced into a qualifier where his fourth place finish placed him 11th on the starting grid for the 30-lap feature event.

Going to work on the famed Petaluma gumbo surface, Macedo would quickly crack the Top-10 as laps clicked off in extremely fast fashion. Continue to slowly work his way through the Top-10, Macedo would close his weekend back home out with a seventh-place finish.

“It was kind of an average weekend for us, but what a good time we had,” Macedo said. “It is great getting back and racing where this all started with the Tarlton’s. It is just a blast running with family and friends. With the Outlaw schedule, I don’t get the chance to very often, but really appreciate the time I do get, and can’t thank Tom, Tommy, Paul, and Tyrone enough for all their hard work.”


Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2020 season.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports is set to kick their 2020 King of the West season off on Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park with Spencer Bayston in the seat.

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.

 

 

Cox Fifth at Petaluma Speedway with ASCS National Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA- Having some tough luck chase him around Merced Speedway on Friday night, Justyn Cox bounced back to run fifth on Sunday night at Petaluma Speedway to open the 2020 season with C&M Motorsports.

“We really had a fast racecar all weekend long, and that is a huge testament to Cody, MF, and everyone that works on this car,” Justyn Cox said. “Friday night we had a lot of speed we just had some misfortune. Sunday night we were good all night, I just made mistakes early, but finally figured things out in the feature.”

Picking up a heat race win on Friday night at Merced Speedway, an opening lap wreck would see Cox endure damage to the Moorefield Construction/Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber backed No. 7c machine.

Unable to restart, Cox would be forced into the ‘B’ for one final shot at qualifying for the ‘A’. Able to win the ‘B’, Cox would pick up the win and make his way into the feature event.

Lining up 18th, the Clarksburg, CA driver would work his way through the field on the revamped bullring in Merced, CA. With a driver blowing a tire in front of him leaving him nowhere to go, Cox would lose a handful of positions before the yellow finally flew.

When the race drew to a close, Cox took the checkered flag with a 15th place finish.

Returning to action on Sunday night at Petaluma Speedway, Cox would pick up a third-place finish in is heat race before finishing second in his qualifier.

Sitting 10th in points, Cox would transfer directly into the feature event where he would grid the field from the 10th starting spot for the 30-lap feature event. When the race went green, Cox seemed to get stronger and stronger with each lap.

Working his way through the Top-10, Cox would use a late restart to his advantage as he worked his way into the Top-5 and closed his first weekend of action with C&M Motorsports out with a fifth-place finish.

“Huge thanks to Cody and Mandi for this opportunity this year,” Cox said. “It really is a great atmosphere to race around, and I have a ton of fun working with their team. Thanks to everyone that helped us out all weekend long, looking forward to Chico, CA this weekend.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Berco Redwood, Barry Lumber, Inc., PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team and Justyn Cox are back in action this Friday and Saturday night in Chico, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

Sean Becker Scores Podium with ASCS National Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his debut in the Van Lare Motorsports No. 5v machine over the weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Sean Becker and team would race well as Becker landed on the podium with the traveling series on Sunday night in Petaluma, CA.

“Friday night was kind of a tough shakedown night for us,” Sean Becker said. “I needed to do a better job for the team, and when I got going it was too little too late, but I really feel it led us into a very successful Sunday.”

Drawing the last starting position in the first heat race on Friday night in Merced, CA, a narrow racing surface made passing difficult. Finishing ninth in the heat, Becker would move to the ‘B’ aboard the Pro Aggregate/Bianchi Farms/All About Fire Protection backed No. 5v machine.

Lining up 16th, ‘The Shark’ had his work cut out for himself as only the Top-3 would move into the feature event. Giving it a valiant effort from the back of the pack, Becker would carve his way forward as much as he could in 15 laps. Gaining eight positions, Becker closed his night out with an eighth-place finish in the semi.

Heading to Petaluma Speedway on Sunday, Becker and company had confidence heading into the night as it is the home track for Van Lare Motorsports, and a track that Becker won at during his last visit in 2019.

Again, drawing last in his heat race, Becker was able to pick up a few positions on this night as he would gain points by working his way forward and up to a fifth-place finish.

Advancing into a qualifier, Becker would take full advantage of the front row starting position. Powering to the important win, the added points put the Roseville, CA driver in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

Getting off to a nice start, Becker would get into fourth and start to challenge Andy Forsberg for the final podium position as the two California stand outs battled it out.

With Forsberg able to keep the position, Becker would hound his rival as Forsberg took the lead and Becker moved into second just after the race’s halfway point.

A lap 25 restart saw Forsberg bounce through a rut and Becker was there to pounce as he jumped into the race lead only to see an unrelated yellow negate his pass and move him back to second.

The next restart saw Becker look to make a move on Forsberg, and as he used the high line in turns one and two it would open the door for Shane Golobic to take the runner up position.

Unable to chase Golobic down in the final pair of laps, Becker would close the night out on the all California podium with a third place finish.

“Fun weekend with Jim and Annette Van Lare and their team, and a big thank you to Jim Van Lare for making all the right calls,” Becker said. “We had a car very capable of winning on Sunday, and it is a little heart breaking to be that close to winning a National Series race and not be able to close it out. With that being said, we are all excited how the night went, and how competitive we can be during the year ahead.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 1, Top-10’s- 1

ON TAP: Van Lare Motorsports and Becker are back in action Friday and Saturday night in Chico, CA for the Silver Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

 

 

Andy Forsberg Takes Top Honors with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA- Through his laundry list of accomplishments over his storied career, Andy Forsberg was still able to notch a career first over the weekend as he scored his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour victory on Sunday night at Petaluma Speedway.

“Pretty cool weekend for the F&F Racing team,” Andy Forsberg said. “We rolled out a new car that we have never ran before, we were high points twice and picked up the win on Sunday night.”

Opening his 2020 season up on the national stage, Forsberg did not disappoint as he gave the team’s new marketing partners some instant success. Friday night at Merced Speedway, the Auburn, CA driver would pick up a heat race win before finishing fourth in his qualifier.

Sitting atop the point standings heading into the feature event, Forsberg would lead the field to green in F&F Racing’s first race of the 2020 season. Battling with the likes of Brad Sweet and Blake Hahn aboard the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/Huggins Cams backed entry, Forsberg would keep his machine well inside the Top-5 on the Central Valley bullring.

In the closing laps of the race, Carson Macedo would get the best of a battle with Forsberg as he capped the night with a fifth place finish.

With rain washing Saturday’s tilt at Placerville Speedway away, Forsberg and company returned to action at Petaluma Speedway on Sunday night, another track the veteran has had immense success at over the years.

Going from eighth to fourth in his heat race, ‘Mr. Excitement would move into a qualifier where he would again pick up passing points as he surged to the win and again found himself as the high points driver.

Lining up one pole of the Sunday night feature event, a tricky start saw Forsberg back in the third position when he reached the flag stand to take the green flag.

Chasing after race leader Sam Hafertepe, Jr and second running Shane Golobic, Forsberg would make a couple of big moves to take over the races’ top spot on the 16th lap.

Looking very strong out front as he mashed the throttle and worked the Petaluma Gumbo, a lap 25 caution would bunch the field back up. When the green flag dropped, Forsberg raced into turns one and two and actually hooked a rut that nearly sent his machine upside down.

Losing the top spot to Sean Becker, Forsberg would breathe a sigh of relief as he saw the yellow lights come on which negated his fall from the top spot.

Not making the same mistake twice, Forsberg would nail the next restart and keep the field at bay as he scored his first ever win with the series.

“I’m old enough to admit that it’s better to be lucky than good, so thank you to whoever caused that yellow,’ he said with a smile. “Thanks to all the guys for working hard all weekend, and thanks to the track for getting in a race so early in the season.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, Huggins Cams, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2020.

ON TAP: F&F Racing will be back in action this Friday and Saturday in Chico, CA for the Silver Cup.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.

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Ohsweken Speedway Rules Meeting Set For Sunday, March 22

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (March 5, 2020) – Ohsweken Speedway will be holding rules discussion and registration meetings for all four of the track’s weekly Friday night racing divisions on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena located at 3201 2nd Line in Hagersville, Ont.

Ohsweken Speedway officials do not anticipate any major rule changes for Fridays as the rules are set for 2020, but teams are welcome to bring their questions or concerns to this optional rules and procedures discussion.

Grandstand Season Passes, Pit Memberships, and Season Pit Passes for the 2020 Ohsweken Speedway season will be available for purchase at the meetings.

The $75 early bird membership price is available until March 22, 2020. Memberships are payable by cash, cheque, debit card, or credit card.

Micro Sprint officials will also be on hand earlier in the day to discuss rules and procedural changes to the Thursday Night program.

Registration forms for drivers and crew are available at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/membership-forms/ (found under Competitor Info > Membership Forms)

The schedule for the Sunday, March 22 meetings are as follows:

12:00pm - 1:30pm- Micro Sprints 1:30pm - 2:30pm – 360 & Crate Sprint Cars 2:30pm – 3:00pm – Action Sprint Tour 3:00pm – 3:30pm – Thunder Stocks 3:30pm – 4:00pm – Mini Stocks

Schedules and other plans for the 2020 Ohsweken Speedway season are well underway, Weekly Friday Night Excitement action is again on tap for Ohsweken’s 25th season, featuring the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Stay tuned to www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for the latest information. ______________________________________________________________

Tickets Available Now For All 2020 Major Events Advanced reserved tickets and camping for all Ohsweken Speedway major events, including the Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on July 6, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series on dirt and Northern Summer Nationals August 17-18, and 16th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 17-19, are available online at https://www.showpass.com/o/ohsweken-speedway/.

About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s Ohsweken Speedway’s Friday Night Excitement racing program is the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing visits Ohsweken for seven live broadcasts in 2020 that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 29, June 19, July 10, August 17, September 11, September 18 and September 19. These broadcasts include the first night of the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring a $5,000 USD-to-win 360 Sprint Car Showdown, as well as the 16th Annual Nitro 54 Variety and Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.

2020 Season Ohswken Speedway’s 25th season will be one of its biggest years yet. The 2020 season will feature every event broadcast live via Ohsweken Speedway’s Live Stream network. That includes all the major events, including the 16th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals and weekly Friday Night Excitement events featuring four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call 519-717-0023 for more information.

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

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

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

 

 

Tony Stewart scores back-to-back USCS top-ten finishes at Chatham Speedway; North Alabama visit ahead

Dates: Friday and Saturday, March 6th & 7th
Event: Bayou State Sprint Car Nationals
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour
Track: Chatham Speedway (Chatham, Louisiana)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 8th (6th)
Saturday: 5th (8th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 9, 2020) - Despite a slight hiccup on Friday that forced the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion to restart at the tail of the field, Tony Stewart’s weekend in Louisiana was filled with success, ending his two-day, Bayou State Sprint Car Nationals campaign at Chatham Speedway with back-to-back top-ten outcomes, highlighting each of his United Sprint Car Series (USCS) starts with a fifth place performance on Saturday, March 7. Stewart started eighth on the feature grid, kicking-off the evening with a fourth-place run during his respective heat race, also starting eighth.

The Columbus, Indiana-native launched his weekend at Chatham Speedway with an impressive rally to finish eighth after restarting at the tail of the field. Stewart started on the outside of row three, but was forced to go to the tail after suffering from mechanical misfortune.

Including his Chatham Speedway results, Stewart is now six-for-six in the top-ten column in 2020, five of which top-five results.

“I think we were better than where we finished, but we have a long season ahead and plenty of time to put everything together,” Tony Stewart said, a five-time USCS winner in 2019. “I have a great team that works very hard and I’m more than confident that we’ll be up front very soon.”

Tony Stewart and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Mobil 1/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Carquest/TechNet Professional Automotive Service/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Absolute Automation & Security/Digital Ally/No. 14 sprint car team will continue their 2020 campaign with another pair of USCS starts, this time at the North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumia, Alabama, on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14.

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Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Mobil 1/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Carquest/TechNet Professional Automotive Service/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Absolute Automation & Security/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyStewart

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2020 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 6
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 5
Total Top-10s: 6
**Stats reflect Tony Stewart results, only

 

 

Bethany Speedway

A few changes will come to Bethany Speedway in 2020 as we invite the IMCA Wing Sprint Cars to the schedule to go with the always exciting IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, E-Modifieds and Pure Stocks. We will have a food truck on sight for concessions and the pit concession will be in operation.
We at Bethany Speedway would like to thank our great Sponsors for 2020 which include Toot Toot Family Restaurant and Lounge, Advanced Tire and Mechanical, Pettijohns Auto Sales with locations in Bethany and Albany, X-Factor Motorsports, NAPA Racing Auto Parts (in the pits each race with all the parts your car will ever need), Banging Bodies by Walker,Querry Trucking, Reemers Designs, HyVee Grocery, Boller Motorsports, Lake Road Warehouse, Judy Staley Photography and El Napol Restaurant
Another change to Bethany will be at Director of Racing Operations as Jon has passed the torch to me, Rick Staley. Bekki will still be Race Director, Chad will still be Flagman, as we welcome Barb Chapman as additional Scorer, Chet on the Mic and Intermission Entertainment Activities, Mitch as Tech Leader and our outstanding crew in the infield.
A few things I want to stress upon taking this position, I will still announce some and will be very involved in all racing operations. Bekki, Chad and our infield workers will make the on-track calls, not me. Driver’s meetings are mandatory, any driver not attending will start in the rear of their heat race (roll call may occur in a different class each race). We ask that all cars participate in track packing, remember drivers, it is your track to race on and I intend to start the races on time. If B-Features or Qualifiers are required they will be ran immediately following our short Intermission. Intermission will be after the final heat race and will last 10 minutes with a maximum of 15 minutes with all track officials back in position and the first feature inline.
I am very accessible at the track, if a problem arises approach me the way you would want to be approached and we will discuss the situation as I will only discuss with the driver. We will either solve the situation or agree to disagree.
All situations at the track stop with me, Do Not go to Jon, Chet or the Fair Board Members as it all comes to me! I’m not perfect and will make mistakes but will be fair, honest and consistent. When we leave the track on Saturday Night, that race is over, probably will never be changed so complaining during the week and FB bashing will do absolutely no good, as I said, it stops with me.
I want to thank Beth and Jon Boller and the Northwest Fair Board for this opportunity and let’s all work together to make 2020 the very best and Bethany Speedway the very best.
Sincerely and Thank You,
Rick

 

CRSA Sprints Ready For Syracuse Motorsports Expo

For Immediate Release March 9th, 2020 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – The doors to the 34th Annual Motorsports Expo will open this coming Saturday morning at 10:00 AM. When they do, the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series will be on hand. The event is held at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

A total of ten drivers representing both the CRSA Sprint Car Series and the Patriot Sprint Tour will be on display in their respective booths at the show. The CRSA drivers in attendance will be defending and now three-time series champion Jeff Trombley, Trevor Years, John Scarborough and rookie Ethan Gray. >From the Patriot Sprint Tour, series champion Davey Franek will have his car on display along with Joe Trenca, Paulie Colagiovanni, Dallas Schott, Steve Glover and Brett Wright.

Defending CRSA/Land of Legends Challenge Series Champion and Land of Legends Raceway Track Champion Darryl Ruggles will have his familiar number 48JR in the show. Ruggles, and his daughter Alysha Baye will have their own family display at the show.

Be sure to stop by the CRSA Sprint Car Series booth at the Motorsports Expo to get your 2020 schedules and visit with the staff and drivers of the CRSA. The CRSA on-track action kicks off on Saturday May 2nd at the Thunder Mountain Speedway.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

AIRBORNE SPEEDWAY PARTNERS WITH AFTER HOURS IMAGING AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR 2020

PLATTSBURGH, NY (March 9, 2020) – Airborne Speedway management is pleased to announce the naming of After Hours Imaging as title sponsor for the 2020 season.

AHI is a leading medical imaging provider with offices in Plattsburgh, NY and South Burlington, VT as well as a location in Rochester, NY. AHI offers affordable diagnostic services with a priority to “combine cutting edge diagnostic imaging with superior medical care.”

A key element to the success of After Hours Imaging is their ability to provide a rapid turnaround time for referring physicians and their patients. With three locations, flexible scheduling options and mobile services that include ultrasounds, echocardiograms, and in the Plattsburgh and Vermont areas they also offer mobile X-Rays.

According to track management leaders Lyle DeVore and Mike Perrotte, After Hours Imaging will be involved in season long promotions with a prominent presence at the track including signage, special event promotions and marketing opportunities.

“AHI is going to be an integral part of helping to promote Airborne Speedway,” stated DeVore, “and we excited to have AHI owner Jim Morgan, Jr. support our efforts to bring Airborne back to life. We can’t wait to open the gates for fans to see what AHI is bringing to the table.”

Morgan is not a newcomer to Airborne Speedway. He attended his first show at the age of two weeks old and has been actively involved in racing since. He has driven TQ and USAC Midgets in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, earning three track and four series championships.

“My heart has always been with Airborne,” said Morgan, “and being able to work with Lyle and Mike to involve more drivers and fans is my goal.”

Perrotte, who is also a life-long supporter of Airborne, said, “I’m thrilled to have Jim and his company actively involved at Airborne. I’ve known him for some time and he will definitely be a positive influence as we work together to get more competitors and fans attending weekly. Having a community based supporter like AHI on board is a real plus!”

To learn more about AHI and the services they offer visit www.afterhoursimaging.com. The Plattsburgh office can be reached at 518-593-7466.

The official season opener for Airborne Speedway is planned for Saturday, May 2 featuring DIRTcar Sportsman, DIRTcar Pro Stocks, Renegades and Strictly Stocks. Prior to that will be two practice sessions to be held on Sunday April 19 and Sunday, April 26. Pit gates will open at noon with practice to start at 2 p.m. Airborne Speedway is located off Exit 36 of I-87. From the ramp take the turn for Route 22, travel approximately 1.3 miles and turn right on Broderick Road.

Airborne Speedway will run its regular weekly program on Saturday nights from May thru August and also host several special events, including a DIRTcar NE Big Block Modified Series event on Tuesday, August 18 and the Empire Super Sprints on Saturday, June 27. For more details visit the track’s web site at www.plattsburghairbornespeedway.com. You can also visit them on Facebook and Twitter.


 

QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW CLOSES BUSY THREE DAY WEEKEND, EVENT PLANNED FOR 2021 AT PALMER PARK MALL

The 13th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton PA is now history and the event was a huge success. A strong crowd attended the three day show that opened on Friday, March 6 and continued through March 8. Over 85 cars filled the Palmer Park Mall and numerous activities were presented to include a Tire Change Competition, the Premio Sausage Eating Challenge, Slot Car Racing, RC Car Racing and a long list of racing celebrity interviews with special guests and racing videos going on throughout the Dirt Track Heroes Show Room.

“We have a perfect working relationship with the management team of the Palmer Park Mall and we are excited to say that the Dirt Track Heroes event will be returning to the Easton, PA Mall in 2021”, stated show coordinator Justin Beltrame. All the food locations in the Mall were especially busy and the buzz for the Mall merchants was especially positive. Looking to the show next year, we hope to further engage many if not all the stores to get more involved in the event.

The event honored many including legendary modified driver/promoter Doug Hoffman, Steve and Ed Pados along with Billy Tanzosh being recognized by the Mayor of Nazareth. One of the event highlights was the big turnout for the stars of Dorney Park Speedway.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will expand to fully utilize the Show Room (formerly BON-TON). We have early verbal commitments from the Flemington Historical Society and the Tri-State Organization to be part of this event in 2021. These two groups bring so much to the event and we are thrilled that they are looking to be part of the 2021 edition of Dirt Track Heroes.

A special thank you is extended to all the sponsors who made this event possible to include Quaker Steak & Lube, IRCO Credit Union, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, Premio Foods, Dirt Track 187 Media, Smith Fabrications, Snyder Videos, ARM Automotive, Moe Pagni, APS Powder Coating, Murante Auto Repair Shop, Carl’s Auto Repair, Smitty’s Collision Center, Jeff’s Automotive Service, Hamlin Speedway, Snyderville Raceway, Oreville Karts, Blue Mountain, Keystone and West End racing groups.

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." and features 25 signature sauces. The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting at their address at 1304 Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm


 

 

Brock Zearfoss fifth in the Pigeon Hills; Port Royal and Williams Grove next on agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (March 9, 2020)- Although the highlight of Zearfoss’ weekend was a top-five outcome during a Saturday afternoon visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway, finishing fifth, officially, after starting sixth on the feature grid, perhaps Zearfoss’ most impressive display was his charge from 15th to eighth in just five circuits during Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 8.

It was a notable rally, but unfortunately, the momentum boost came to an abrupt halt, as incidental contact with another competitor forced the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native to retire with just six laps recorded. Zearfoss earned his way into the $5,000-to-win Port Royal Speedway lidlifter by way of third place finish during his respective heat race; he started ninth.

In addition to his top-five feature outcome in the Pigeon Hills, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ kicked-off his afternoon visit to Lincoln on March 7 with a victory during his respective heat race.

“We had a lot of speed this weekend. I wish things didn’t end so quickly for us at Port Royal. I think we were good enough to win that race, or at least be close,” Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./C&D Rigging Inc./BAPS Auto Paints & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/Klick Lewis Cars/No. 3Z sprint car. “I can’t thank this team enough for their hard work so far this season. Things are only going to get busier, but we’re ready for it. I wouldn’t want to be with anyone else.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with another Central Pennsylvania pair, this time returning to the ‘Speed Palace’ that is Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14, followed by the Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday afternoon, March 15. The ‘Jonestown Jet’ will compete in Central Pennsylvania full-time until All Star commitments resume with an Attica Raceway Park doubleheader in early April.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, and Bell Helmets.

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

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

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

2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019)

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics (Final):
Wins: N/A
Top-5s: 4
Top-10s: 6

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during $10,000-to-win finale. Rallied from 13th to finish fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7.



 

March 9, 2020
Danny Dietrich rallies for top-five finish at Lincoln Speedway; Upcoming agenda to be determined

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (March 9, 2020) – It was another successful weekend in the Pigeon Hills for ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich, this time rallying five positions in 25 laps to finish fourth during main event action. The outcome was a third consecutive top-five result for the nearby Gettysburg-native, kicking-off his Central Pennsylvania season with a victory during the speedway’s $4,000-to-win Icebreaker on February 22.

The former Lincoln Speedway track champion launched his afternoon visit on March 7 with a runner-up performance during his respective heat race.

Dietrich was well on his way to a top-five outcome at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, March 8, when incidental contact with another competitor forced the driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing No. 48 to spin, ultimately sending Dietrich to the back of the field. The 2019 Central PA champion recovered to finish 14th.

The incident, which occurred in turn three during a battle for seventh and eighth, transpired with only six laps checked off the counter. Dietrich earned his way into the $5,000-to-win main event by way of heat race victory.

“The weekend didn’t end how we wanted, but it felt good to be back to Port Royal. The speed was there,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “We’re not exactly sure of our plan for next Saturday, but we’ll figure something out pretty quick.”

Although Dietrich’s plan for Saturday, March 14, has yet to be determined, ‘Double-D’ intends on visiting Williams Grove Speedway for its season opener on Sunday afternoon, March 15.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, El Vista Orchards.

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

STATS:
2020 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 3
Top-10s: 4
Wins: 1

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22)

2020 Highlights: Finished tenth against All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on February 6. Won Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000 Icebreaker on February 22. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7.


 

 

Whittall visits Port Royal for 2020 opener; Port and Williams Grove on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (March 9, 2020) – After becoming reacquainted with Port Royal Speedway during a practice session on Saturday, March 7, Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall continued his 2020 campaign with Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 8. The afternoon program attracted nearly 50 of the region’s finest including the 2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year, Cory Eliason, the eventual winner of the $5,000 event.

Despite not transferring out of the afternoon’s B-main, forced to compete in the ‘B’ after finishing eighth during his respective heat race, Whittall learned a lot during his two-day visit to Port Royal Speedway and plans to put his notes to good use when he revisits on March 14.

“We can’t pull a good pill to save our life,” Justin Whittall said, driver of the JW Motorsports/Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Mid-Atlantic Transport/Worldwide Bearings/No. 67 sprint car. “Our luck with heat race starting positions hasn’t been too stellar this year, but that bad luck will eventually change. We learned a lot this weekend, so I’m excited to get back to the track on Saturday and Sunday.”

Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2020 campaign with another round of action in the Keystone State, this time visiting the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday, March 14, followed by the Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 15.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Brotherton Brewing Company, Pioneer Auto Body, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, Ryan Taylor Graphics.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports and Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall. Fans should keep up with Justin Whittall on the Web at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at the official online home of JW Motorsports: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

STATS:
2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.

 

Michalski scores top-ten during Lincoln Speedway start; Lincoln and Williams Grove ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (March 9, 2020) – It was a breakthrough weekend in the Pigeon Hills for Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports, as the Penndel, Pennsylvania-based sprint car team captured their first top-ten performance of the 2020 season, doing so at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday afternoon, March 7.

Michalski, a one-time winner at Lincoln Speedway, as well as a former Rookie of the Year in the 410c.i. ranks, finished eighth during his most recent start at the Central Pennsylvania landmark, doing so after starting fifth on the feature grid. The ‘Penndel Pistol’ kicked-off the afternoon program with a runner-up finish during his respective heat race.

Despite the Saturday afternoon success, history failed to repeat itself on Sunday during Port Royal Speedway’s season opener, as Michalski was unable to transfer out of a stout B-main. There were 46 cars entered for action at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace.’

“It feels good to finally crack into the top-ten. Central PA is a tough place to race, which means it can be tough to find your groove. Lucky for me, I have a great team that never gives up and we were able to put together a solid outing at Lincoln,” Michalski said, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/CR Graphix/SC Signs/Pyrotect/Hinchman Indy/No. 73B sprint car. “Eighth is solid, but we want more. We know we have what it takes to win. We’ll try again next Saturday.”

Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports will continue their 2020 campaign with another round of action in the Keystone State beginning with one more Saturday afternoon visit to Lincoln Speedway on March 14. The weekend will cap with Williams Grove Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 15.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/CR Graphix/SC Signs/Pyrotect/Hinchman Indy.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to keep track of Brett Michalski Motorsports on all of the available social media outlets including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BJMMotorsports/

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Earned 2018 Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors. Earned Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway heat race victories. Finished 11th in the final Lincoln Speedway standings.

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker. Rallied from 17th to finish 13th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Earned first-ever 410 sprint car win during action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 13. Finished tenth at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 18. Rallied from 21st to 12th during Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS Motor Speedway.

2019 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway – 6/8/2019)

2020 Highlights: Scored top-ten during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 7; finished eighth after starting fifth.

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DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

TODAY IS FINAL DAY FOR 13TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW AT PALMER PARK MALL, EASTON, PA 11 AM TO 6 PM

SALUTE TO NAZARETH SPEEDWAY & DOUG HOFFMAN TRIBUTE & ROUND THREE OF TIRE CHANGE COMPETITION ON THE SCHEDULE

Today is the final day of the 13th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton PA. Show hours on Sunday, March 8 are 11 AM to 6 PM. An impressive variety of restored race cars as well as present day race cars are proudly on display along with activities like a tire change competition, a slot car track, an RC track and a host of racing memorabilia.

The management team of the Palmer Park Mall are just amazing and very accommodating and in fact, the show for 2021 is also in the planning stages. The Dirt Track Heroes Show Room (formerly the BON-TON Store) is in a buzz with activity.

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This show is absolutely Free and brought to you by Quaker Steak & Lube, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway and IRCO Community Federal Credit Union.

The popular 13th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is also dedicated to the late Doug Hoffman who was a local driving star and a successful race promoter. Victory lane checks, Doug’s helmets and a restored Doug Hoffman modified are just some of the great items on hand to honor Doug Hoffman.

For the avid race fan, please find some time today to take in this very exciting event.

Schedule of Events Sunday, March 8, 2020

Sunday- March 8- (12:30pm) Smith Fabrications/ Snyders Videos and Photos presents special event with the Mayor of Nazareth honoring a legend as well as Nazareth Autograph session

Sunday- March 8- (1pm) Mahoning Valley Speedway presents “A Tribute to Doug Hoffman” A round table discussion with follow competitors and family honoring Doug. All former competitors and friends of Doug welcome to attend and share stories.

Sunday- March 8- (3pm) Sunday afternoon Round 3 tire changing competition at the Dirt Track 187 Media 187 Sportsman Car of Steve Young

*Schedule subject to change

For more information of the show please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 and via email at Justin.Beltrame@gmail.com .

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." and features 25 signature sauces. The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting at their address at 1304 Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

Devil’s Bowl hosts March 13-14 Texas 305 RaceSaver Sprint Nationals

MESQUITE, Texas (March 8) – The track Where Fast Is Fun hosts the inaugural Texas 305 RaceSaver Sprint Nationals March 13 and 14.

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars run for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $200 to start on Friday night, and for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $500 to start the main event on Saturday at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and E3 Spark Plugs Texas State points will be awarded each night.

Pit gates open at noon, the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. both nights. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, military with ID and kids ages 13-15; reserved seating is $20 and pit passes are $30.

More than 80 drivers from nine states are pre-entered. More information about the Texas 305 RaceSaver Sprint Nationals, sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products, is available by calling 972 222-2421.

Pre-tech and practice will be Thursday, March 12.

 

 

United Rebel Sprint Series Opening Weekend Coming Soon !!

Oberlin, Kansas – March 7, 2020 - The fifteenth consecutive season for the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing kicks off in just three-short weeks as the tour will head to Rolling Plains Motor Speedway in Hays, Kansas for a weekend double-header.

Set for Friday and Saturday night, March 27-28, 2020, the annual Mike “Huey” Hughes/Sunflower Classic Memorial presented by Nutrient Ag Solutions race will see a couple show both nights with each paying $1000 to win. There will be an open practice session for all cars on Thursday night (March 26) with pit gates opening at 2:00 PM and practice from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Pit gates will open at 2:00 PM.

This will be an official point race for the series as well as points toward the IMCA RaceSaver 305 National Sprint Car standings. A huge car count is expected with drivers from Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado indicating their intentions on competing with their Kansas counterparts.

Attention all sprint car teams! Westhold Transponders and Raceceivers are required and the track is asking all teams competing to pit in a group on the west side of the main pit area.

Pit passes are $25 for Thursday night’s practice; $30 for adults ages 13 and up while pit passes for kids 12 and under with parent or guardian will be $10 each day. Grandstand gates open at 4:00 PM on Friday with race action slated for a 6:00 PM start time. General admission tickets for ages 13 and up just $15 with kids ages 12 and under admitted into the grandstands for free with the presence of a parent or guardian. Saturday will see grandstand gates open at 10:00 AM with race action slated for a 5:00 PM start time.

This special event to kick off the 2020 season for the URSS and RPM Speedway will also be broadcast live for free on racinboys.com and on PPV with speedshifttv. Also on the racing program will be the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Northern Sport Mods, IMCA Sport Compacts and Hobby Stocks. The “crazy cruisers” will run on Saturday night only.

More information on the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing including 2020 schedule, rules, previous years results and stories and a whole lot more can be found on their official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com while daily series and race updates can be accessed on their official facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series.

Stay viewed for more exciting season opening announcements.

David Smith, Jr./OKTidbits PR

 

 

85 CARS, TIRE CHANGE COMPETITION, RC CAR RACING, SLOT CAR TRACK, CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS, RACING MEMORIBELIA ALL FREE TO THE PUBLIC

13TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW CONTINUES SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT PALMER PARK MALL, EASTON, PA

The official opening of the 13th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton PA is now history and the show is underway. A strong crowd attended the first day of the show on Friday. On Saturday, the show will run from 10 AM to 9 PM and Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM. An impressive display of restored race cars as well as present day race cars are proudly on display.

The management team of the Palmer Park Mall are just amazing and very accommodating and in fact, the show for 2021 is also in the planning stages. The Dirt Track Heroes Show Room (formerly the BON-TON Store) is in a buzz with activity. Seventeen individuals took part Friday night in a tire change competition, using the Steve Young Dirt Track 187 Media sportsman car. The tire change battle will continue Saturday and Sunday will awards for the winning competitors. The staff of the Dirt Track Heroes are very appreciative of the support from the Steve Young race team.

Part of the opening ceremony included a salute to Steve and Ed Pados for their long time support and involvement in creating and executing the Dirt Track Heroes Car show since day one. The Pados Brothers along with Bob Miller created this very popular pre-race season event.

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This show is absolutely Free and brought to you by Quaker Steak & Lube, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway and IRCO Community Federal Credit Union. Premio Foods will present a sausage eating contest offering a $100 prize to be presented by Pete Telesco of Premio Foods.

The popular 13th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show is also dedicated to the late Doug Hoffman who was a local driving star and a successful race promoter. Victory lane checks, Doug’s helmets and a restored Doug Hoffman modified are just some of the great items on hand to honor Doug Hoffman.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday- March 7 – (11AM) Snyderville Raceway and Oreville Kart presents “Small Car Saturday” with special guest “Jon Keller” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Keystone, West End, Go-Karts, Stage One Modifieds, Xcel Modifieds, Micro Stocks as well as Snydersville Raceway, Hamlin Speedway and many more..

Saturday- March 7 – (3PM) Snyders Videos and Photos presents Mahoning Valley Speedway and Dorney Park autograph session. Special guest interviews as well.

Saturday- March 7 – (5PM) Premio Foods presents “Second Annual Premio Sausage Eating contest” prizes awarded for top 3.

Saturday - March 7 (7pm) Saturday night Round 2 tire changing competition at the Dirt Track 187 Media 187 Sportsman Car of Steve Young

Sunday- March 8- (12:30pm) Smith Fabrications/ Snyders Videos and Photos presents special event with the Mayor of Nazareth honoring a legend as well as Nazareth Autograph session

Sunday- March 8- (1pm) Mahoning Valley Speedway presents “A Tribute to Doug Hoffman” A round table discussion with follow competitors and family honoring Doug.. All former competitors and friends of Doug welcome to attend and share stories.

Sunday- March 8- (3pm) Sunday afternoon Round 3 tire changing competition at the Dirt Track 187 Media 187 Sportsman Car of Steve Young

*Schedule subject to change

With the team hard at work putting the final touches on an exciting event, we cannot thank our supporting sponsors for jumping on board to add to the buzz already surrounding this event at the Palmer Park Mall. The sponsors are a critical part of this show that allows for free admission for all to view the new racing equipment of the season.

Coming on board for the show will be the experts at ARM Automotive located at 911 Lower South Main Street in Bangor, Pennsylvania. The phone number is: 610-588-2761 and they specialize in all American cars, Audi, Volkswagen Porsche and Asian cars. ARM Automotive has enjoyed a successful run in the Slate Belt area with a business that has been satisfying customers with quality mechanical services that includes Engine and Computer Diagnostic Repair, Pennsylvania Emissions and Safety Inspections, Tires, Brakes, Wheel Alignments and Suspension work, Tune-ups and Oil Changes through Ralph and his ASE Certified Technicians. Make an appointment today and allow them to get your hot rod back on the winning track. American Express, Discover and Visa are accepted and business hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and visit their website at: www.armautomotive.com

Rejoining the Dirt Track Heroes Show for 2020 is Lehigh Valley businessman Moe Pagni. Moe, formerly with Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars in Allentown, PA, purchased the APS Powder coating Services located in Wind Gap, PA over a year ago and has reached out to the racing community with expert service and precision detail to the craftsmanship they produce at their shop. Moe is no stranger to the Dirt Track Heroes Show scene as in the past had placed the former Budd Olsen replica coupe and the "Spirit of Nazareth" Dirt Champ Car into the popular show in year's past. Moe has kept and retained the shop at the 316 North Broadway in Wind Gap address with the phone number to reach them at: 610-863-0570.

Contact Moe and his experienced staff to handle all of your powder coating needs. While APS specializes in race cars and race parts, they also offer a multitude of services that includes restoration projects, outdoor furniture, metal surfaces, wheels and anything that can be restored to new glory. Offering a myriad of bright and staple colors to correspond with each project, allow APS the opportunity to assist in your project with their "American Pride" skills. Call them at 610-863-0570 or through email at: apspowdercoating@gmail.com

Lou Murante and his Murante Auto Repair Shop located at 128 West Beil Avenue in Nazareth, Pennsylvania is rejoining for the seventh consecutive year. Lou is an avid racing fan and has enjoyed more than 35 successful years in the auto repair industry. Murante Auto Repair is a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance center that has been performing high quality and guaranteed auto repairs since 1979. Lou repairs and services all types of domestic and imported cars, trucks and SUV's and only use parts that are equal to or exceed the standards of the parts originally used by the manufacturers.

At Murante Auto Repair they pride themselves in performing the service and repairs on your auto right the first time, every time by their highly qualified ASE certified service technicians. The number to reach Murante Auto Repair is: 610-759-6121 and the hours of service are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and Saturday from 8 AM until 12 Noon. You can also check out their website at: www.muranteautorepair.com Give them a call today to make an appointment and let them perform their magic on your vehicle to get you to the track on time for the first heat.

Carl's Auto Repair is located at 1230 West main Street in Stroudsburg, PA and the phone to reach him is: 570-476-3005. Carl's business hours are 7 to 7 daily and 7 to 4 on Saturday, Carl has the quality reputation to go above and beyond the call of duty to keep your car functioning properly. Offering auto repair and service, auto inspections and more, give Carl a call today.

Joining the Dirt Track Heroes Show for the third consecutive year is the experts from Smitty's Collision Center, located at 3301 Freemansburg Avenue in Easton, Pennsylvania. Smitty's has been the preferred choice of many satisfied customers throughout his many years of offering quality bodywork and expert repair work on cars and trucks. The phone number to reach them is: 610-258-5297. Collision repairs, Auto Body Repair and Painting, Air Bag Service, Alignments, Aluminum and Metal work, Anti Lock Brake Service and Repair, PPG and Dupont Paints and 24 hour towing are just a part of the many services offered at Smitty's. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 until 5 with Saturday hours of 8 until 4. Check out their website at: www.smittysofpalmer.com

Another returning show sponsor for 2020 is Jeff's Automotive Service located at 4110 William Penn Highway in Easton, Pennsylvania. Jeff's Automotive was an original sponsor of the long-running Gasoline Alley TV Show hosted by the Pados Brothers and has enjoyed supporting the Dirt Track Heroes Show as a long time sponsor. Owner Jeff Strausser has been a pillar of the local community for over 35 years and offers complete automotive services second to none. Jeff's Automotive is a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance center that has been performing high quality services for tires, auto repairs, brakes, shocks and complete under car services by their highly qualified and well trained staff of mechanics. The number to reach Jeff's Automotive is: 610-253-6565 and the hours of service are Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 7 PM and Saturday from 7:30 AM until 5 PM. Give them a call today to make an appointment and allow them to give you the complete confidence you desire to keep your car running smoothly and trouble free. The website is: www.jeffsautomotive.com

Also adding to the list of great sponsors for the popular show is the Denise and Randy Smith promoted Hamlin Speedway. Located in the heart of the Poconos Mountains, the Hamlin Speedway offer many exciting divisions of racing every Saturday night that features a solid roster of some of the most talented driving stars who are beginning to make their mark in the world of motorsports. The excitement and wheel to wheel racing action at Hamlin has made the speedway one of the top entertainment values in the country today for small car division racing. The Hamlin Speedway is a must see and do for great family fun and all at affordable pricing at the "Pearl in the Poconos."

The new schedule for the upcoming season is in place and offers a well-rounded cross section for all of the speedway divisions to be highlighted during the 2020 racing season. Contact the speedway today at: 570 420 5500 or check out their newly designed website at: www.hamlinspeed.com .

Following the tradition that the Pados Brothers started the show is Free to all patrons who attend. As always many of vendors will be present selling apparel, souvenirs, pictures for all you race fans. For all you racing moms out there we will have jewelry, clothing and other home décor vendors on site. Finally, after a few strolls around the mall and the show there will be a screening room to sit back and relax and watch racing videos from different tracks and different eras for asphalt and dirt racing.

We are still accepting race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Sponsor packages are also available if you would like to have your business be a part of the show.

For more information of the show please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 and via email at Justin.Beltrame@gmail.com .

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." and features 25 signature sauces. The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting at their address at 1304 Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the continuing and growing list of associate sponsors assembled for the 2020 edition of the show. IRCO Community Federal Credit, Premio Foods, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Snydersville Raceway, Oreville Kart Club, Smith Fabrications, Smith Fabrications.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm


 

Lots of Sprint Car Bandits & Texas Sprint Series Updates; Record TSS Field Set for KSP TONIGHT!

Garland, TX (03/07/20) by DarinShort.com. Today may be the last official day of winter, but the 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits® series and RaceSaver IMCA sanctioned Texas Sprint Series have already sprung forward, as lots of news and updates are ready for release.

If you happened to miss the press releases spanning the past six months announcing the DFW-based 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series and RaceSaver IMCA Texas Sprint Series (TSS) synergistic alliance, 30 combined series' events are set for the 2020 racing season…and all 30 have been booked on separate dates from each other.

Meaning, race fans in the DFW and surrounding areas do not have to pick or choose one track or another, like in the past, when they want to watch a TSS or SCB series event! The latest schedules are posted at the bottom of this press release.

As previously mentioned, there are no planned changes to either series’ rules or procedures resulting from this new collaboration – as we are focusing on scheduling, advertising and marketing for both series in order provide a larger combined footprint of publicity to attract more fans and consistent racing fields to each racing venue.

And clearly, it’s already working. A record setting car count is ready to participate in tonight’s TSS opener – 42 sprint car teams are pre-entered for the Tony Hernandez Memorial at Kennedale Speedway Park. Click www.raceKSP.com for details on tonight’s huge event. Race teams must understand and adhere to the series rules posted at www.raceTSS.com prior to arriving at the track.

At the www.SprintCarBandits.com series site, race teams can view updated rules for the upcoming season. All teams must read, acknowledge and adhere to those rules. There are some new procedural rules which are very important that all teams need to be aware of, especially regarding event attendance, so you are urged to read the 2020 rules in their entirety. Teams with questions can use the contact information within the rules to get any answers or clarifications they may need.

For the 5th straight season (since series launch) there are no significant changes to the SCB core rules for the cars regarding tire, engine and wing angle rules – which helps take the advantage of big budget teams out of the equation. The proof is in the results, as in the past 31 SCB events there have been 19 different feature winners.

Businesses interested in Marketing Partnership programs for the 2020 season (for both the TSS and SCB) can go to www.SprintCarBandits.com and www.raceTSS.com (then go to the contact page) and series officials will get back to you right away.

THANK YOU once again to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of both series’ in 2019 – and we’re really looking forward to a highly coordinated 2020 racing season – which blasts off tonight!

COMBINED 2020 SCB & TSS SCHEDULES – as of 3/7/20:

03/07/20 TSS – Kennedale Speedway Park 1

03/20/19 SCB – Heart O’ Texas Speedway 1

03/27/20 TSS - Boyd Raceway 1

03/28/19 SCB - KSP 1

04/04/19 SCB - 82 Speedway 1

04/10/20 TSS - HOT 1

04/11/20 TSS - KSP 2

04/17/20 TSS - Monarch Motor Speedway 2

04/25/19 RAINDATE FOR 82 SCB

05/01/19 SCB - HOT 2

05/02/20 TSS - Abilene Speedway 1

05/09/19 SCB - MONARCH 1

05/16/20 SCB - LoneStar Speedway

05/22/20 TSS - MONARCH 3

05/29/20 TSS - BOYD 2

05/30/19 SCB - 82 SPDWY. 2

06/06/20 TSS - KSP

06/13/20 TSS - Grayson County Speedway

06/20/20 TSS - 82 SPDWY. 3

06/26/20 TSS - RAINDATE

06/27/19 RAINDATE FOR SCB

07/03/20 TSS - BOYD 3

07/04/19 SCB - 82 SPDWY. 3

07/10/19 SCB - HOT 3

07/11/20 TSS - ABILENE 2

07/24/20 TSS - HOT 2

08/01/20 TSS - ABILENE 3

08/29/20 TSS – Southern Oklahoma Speedway

09/12/20 TSS - GRAYSON 2

09/19/20 TSS - 82 SPDWY. 4

09/26/19 SCB - KSP 2

10/10/19 SCB - MONARCH 2

10/12/19 SCB - 82 SPDWY. 4

2020 Sprint Car Bandits Schedule:

20-Mar SCB - HOT 1

28-Mar SCB - KSP 1

4-Apr 82 SPDWY. 1

25-Apr RAINDATE FOR 82 SCB

1-May SCB - HOT 2

9-May SCB - MONARCH 1

16-May SCB - LONESTAR

30-May SCB - 82 SPDWY. 2

27-Jun RAINDATE FOR SCB

4-Jul 82 SPDWY. 3

10-Jul SCB - HOT 3

26-Sep SCB - KSP 2

10-Oct SCB - MONARCH 2

12-Oct SCB - 82 SPDWY. 4

2020 Texas Sprint Series Schedule:

SAT 3/07 TSS - KSP 1

FRI 3/27 TSS - BOYD 1

FRI 4/10 TSS - HOT 1

SAT 4/11 TSS - KSP 2

FRI 4/17 TSS - MONARCH 2

SAT 5/2 TSS - ABILENE 1

FRI 5/22 TSS - MONARCH 3

FRI 5/29 TSS - BOYD 2

SAT 6/6 TSS - KSP

SAT 6/13 TSS - GRAYSON

SAT 6/20 TSS - 82 SPDWY. 3

FRI 6/26 TSS - RAINDATE

FRI 7/3 TSS - BOYD 3

SAT 7/11 TSS - ABILENE 2

FRI 7/24 TSS - HOT 2

SAT 8/1 TSS - ABILENE 3

SAT 8/29 TSS - SOS

SAT 9/12 TSS - GRAYSON 2

SAT 9/19 TSS - 82 SPDWY. 4

 

 

Mallett Begins Sophomore Season on ASCS National Tour With Pair of Top-15 Finishes

Inside Line Promotions - PEORIA, Ariz. (March 4, 2020) - Jordon Mallett kicked off his sophomore campaign with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour by picking up two top-15 finishes at Canyon Speedway Park last weekend.

"We put together some new cars this offseason and I feel like we came out the box with a lot of speed and that's encouraging," he said. "We tinkered on the car both nights and I think we got results we can be proud of."

Friday night's series opener placed Mallett in the eighth starting position of a heat race and he passed three cars to finish fifth. He followed that up by recording a third-place outing in a qualifier. After narrowly missing out on locking into the feature, Mallett won a B Main from the pole position to earn the 17th starting spot in the main event.

Mallett fell backward early in the feature before the track came to his liking. He steadily moved forward to finish three spots better than his starting position in 14th.

"We didn't have the best pill draw, but we clawed our way into the feature and made the best of things," he said. "I dug myself into a bit of a hole early in the feature, but once the track took rubber I felt more comfortable in the car and we moved forward to salvage a good night."

Saturday night's weekend finale started with a heat race win from the pole position followed by a sixth-place finish in a qualifier. Mallett ended third in a B Main to lock into the main event. Using lessons learned from Friday night's feature, Mallett made adjustments to his car and charged forward nine positions to finish 12th.

"I changed a few things on the car and we had it moving forward from the drop of the green flag on Saturday," he said. "The first races of the year are always a bit of a test session so to be learning this early on the year and to move forward was a great feeling."

Mallett is looking to continue the early season momentum on the ASCS National Tour this weekend at a trio of California tracks. The series visits Merced Speedway in Merced on Friday, Placerville Speedway in Placerville on Saturday and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma on Sunday.

The Greenbrier, Ark., native noted that he prefers the smaller tracks on the schedule and is looking forward to racing at a few tracks for the first time.

"Some of these tracks are what I deem as bucket list tracks and I'm really excited to get out on some of these little tracks and flex our muscles a bit," he said. "They have some great drivers and teams out in California, but we race weekly with some of the best in the country as well on the ASCS National Tour. I feel great about our chances and we'll focus on doing our best and hopefully we'll come out of there with some more solid finishes."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 28 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (8); Qualifier: 3 (2); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 14 (17).

Feb. 29 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 6 (4); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 12 (21).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.; Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.; and Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Racing Optics

Racing Optics is the world's leading manufacturer of laminated tearoffs for auto racing helmets, motorcycle racing helmets and helmet shield protectors. For more information, visit http://www.RacingOptics.com

"I use their tearoffs and tearoff posts," Mallett said. "Racing Optics takes care of me. I can stack 30 and sometimes even 35 tearoffs on a helmet and it looks like I'm looking through my shield without any tearoffs."

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

 

 

North East Motor Sports Museum
tom.northeastmsm@gmail.com

ROCKINGHAM BOARDS: NEW ENGLANDS FIRST SUPERSPEEDWAY

Presentation by Joe Freeman.

LOUDON, NH: On March 28th at 2pm the North East Motor Sports Museum will host a special speaker presentation on the Rockingham Boards, which will be presented by Joe Freeman. From 1925 to 1928 the top drivers from across the country came to Salem, New Hampshire’s Rockingham Motor Speedway. The track which was made entirely of lumber was 1.25 miles in length and featured towering turns at 49 degrees, steeper than any track in the world today. The board tracks from across the country were the inspiration for today’s modern day high banked superspeedways.

Learn about the local New England racing heroes who challenged the national auto racing stars in their open wheeled Duesenberg and Miller race cars, that reached speeds in access of 150mph. Extraordinary courage was needed to brave the boards at Rockingham. The chances of horrible injury and death were very high. Drivers roared around the track with accelerators nearly full throttle every lap with no roll cages, seat belts or helmets to aid in safety.

Gain insight on the visionary behind the speedway, Jack LeCain and his involvement with other local speedways. Understand the massive undertaking it took to build a board track superspeedway in the 1920’s. Over 450 carpenters were employed to hammer in 53 tons of penny nails into 2.6 million feet of lumber. Also learn how poor construction preparation lead to the tracks short tenure.

For one day only view original programs from all seven board track events from Freeman’s private collection. You will also be able to view rare videos of motorcycle and car board track races on our big screen. On display as well will be board track books, photos and promotional posters from Rockingham.

Join us Saturday March 28th at 2pm as presenter Joe Freeman takes us back in time to the roaring twenties to learn and relive the excitement of the Rockingham Boards, New England’s first superspeedway. Tickets for museum members are $10 and all others are $15. Purchase tickets at this link. Seating is limited and pre-ticket purchase is encouraged. Presentation will last approximately one hour. Call 603-783-0183 for more info and tickets.

About Joe Freeman:

A graduate of Yale and Harvard, Freeman has degrees from Harvard in Education and Government. He is owner of Racemaker Press which publishes motorsports books. He is a past president of the Larz Anderson museum in Brookline, MA where he remains a board member. Freeman also serves on the board of the North East Motor Sports Museum. In 1999 he was elected to the Board of the Society of Automotive Historians, and served for two years as its President in 2003 and 2004. A collector of significant racing cars, Freeman actively participates in vintage events as an owner and driver.

About the North East Motor Sports Museum:

The museum is owned by the Racing History Preservation Group, a 501-c-3 educational non-profit organization that seeks to discover, preserve and share the history of motorsports in the Northeast. The 10,000 square foot museum opened in 2017 on the grounds of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

PALMER PARK MALL TO HOST POPULAR RACE CAR SHOW, OPENS FRIDAY, MARCH 6 AT 5 PM, FREE ADMISSION . . . . . . . .

EIGHTY CARS HIGHLIGHT OPENING OF 13TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW, CONTINUES THROUGH SUNDAY

The green flag is about to fall and open the 13th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton PA. The Mall will open at 10 AM with many cars in the mall walkway, then at 5 PM, the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the entrance of the former BON-TON Store and the doors will open wide for all to officially view the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. The Friday night show will run until 10 PM. On Saturday, the show will run from 10 AM to 9 PM and Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM. Please reference the show schedule of events to view all activities. A grand display of restored race cars as well as present day race cars are proudly on display.

There was a huge buzz during the show set up and plans are already taking place for 2021! There is just that much excitement and the Palmer Park Mall is very accommodating.

In addition to the fabulous race cars on display, there is a variety of venders, a slot car track and even an RC (Radio Controlled) track with actual schedule racing events. Race fans will have a chance to take the wheel as well.

Even better, this show is absolutely Free and brought to you by Quaker Steak & Lube, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway and IRCO Community Federal Credit Union. Premio Foods will present a sausage eating contest offering a $100 prize to be presented by Pete Telesco of Premio Foods. Another activity will be the tire changing competition that will allow you to be part of the pit crew. This event will take place in the Dirt Track Heroes Show Room (former BON-TON Store) and we will use the beautiful Steve Young Dirt Track 187 Media sportsman car.

The popular 13th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car will salute the current racing heroes as well as our youthful drivers hoping to be the heroes of the future. This marks the thirteenth season of the show, that salutes Steve and Ed Pados, original founders of the event along with local racing promoter Bob Miller. This show is also dedicated to the late Doug Hoffman who was a local driving star and a successful race promoter. Victory lane checks, Doug’s helmets and a restored Doug Hoffman modified will be on display.

With the team hard at work putting the final touches on an exciting event, we cannot thank our supporting sponsors for jumping on board to add to the buzz already surrounding this event at the Palmer Park Mall. The sponsors are a critical part of this show that allows for free admission for all to view the new racing equipment of the season.

Coming on board for the show will be the experts at ARM Automotive located at 911 Lower South Main Street in Bangor, Pennsylvania. The phone number is: 610-588-2761 and they specialize in all American cars, Audi, Volkswagen Porsche and Asian cars. ARM Automotive has enjoyed a successful run in the Slate Belt area with a business that has been satisfying customers with quality mechanical services that includes Engine and Computer Diagnostic Repair, Pennsylvania Emissions and Safety Inspections, Tires, Brakes, Wheel Alignments and Suspension work, Tune-ups and Oil Changes through Ralph and his ASE Certified Technicians. Make an appointment today and allow them to get your hot rod back on the winning track. American Express, Discover and Visa are accepted and business hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and visit their website at: www.armautomotive.com

Rejoining the Dirt Track Heroes Show for 2020 is Lehigh Valley businessman Moe Pagni. Moe, formerly with Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars in Allentown, PA, purchased the APS Powder coating Services located in Wind Gap, PA over a year ago and has reached out to the racing community with expert service and precision detail to the craftsmanship they produce at their shop. Moe is no stranger to the Dirt Track Heroes Show scene as in the past had placed the former Budd Olsen replica coupe and the "Spirit of Nazareth" Dirt Champ Car into the popular show in year's past. Moe has kept and retained the shop at the 316 North Broadway in Wind Gap address with the phone number to reach them at: 610-863-0570.

Contact Moe and his experienced staff to handle all of your powder coating needs. While APS specializes in race cars and race parts, they also offer a multitude of services that includes restoration projects, outdoor furniture, metal surfaces, wheels and anything that can be restored to new glory. Offering a myriad of bright and staple colors to correspond with each project, allow APS the opportunity to assist in your project with their "American Pride" skills. Call them at 610-863-0570 or through email at: apspowdercoating@gmail.com

Lou Murante and his Murante Auto Repair Shop located at 128 West Beil Avenue in Nazareth, Pennsylvania is rejoining for the seventh consecutive year. Lou is an avid racing fan and has enjoyed more than 35 successful years in the auto repair industry. Murante Auto Repair is a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance center that has been performing high quality and guaranteed auto repairs since 1979. Lou repairs and services all types of domestic and imported cars, trucks and SUV's and only use parts that are equal to or exceed the standards of the parts originally used by the manufacturers.

At Murante Auto Repair they pride themselves in performing the service and repairs on your auto right the first time, every time by their highly qualified ASE certified service technicians. The number to reach Murante Auto Repair is: 610-759-6121 and the hours of service are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and Saturday from 8 AM until 12 Noon. You can also check out their website at: www.muranteautorepair.com Give them a call today to make an appointment and let them perform their magic on your vehicle to get you to the track on time for the first heat.

Carl's Auto Repair is located at 1230 West main Street in Stroudsburg, PA and the phone to reach him is: 570-476-3005. Carl's business hours are 7 to 7 daily and 7 to 4 on Saturday, Carl has the quality reputation to go above and beyond the call of duty to keep your car functioning properly. Offering auto repair and service, auto inspections and more, give Carl a call today.

Joining the Dirt Track Heroes Show for the third consecutive year is the experts from Smitty's Collision Center, located at 3301 Freemansburg Avenue in Easton, Pennsylvania. Smitty's has been the preferred choice of many satisfied customers throughout his many years of offering quality bodywork and expert repair work on cars and trucks. The phone number to reach them is: 610-258-5297. Collision repairs, Auto Body Repair and Painting, Air Bag Service, Alignments, Aluminum and Metal work, Anti Lock Brake Service and Repair, PPG and Dupont Paints and 24 hour towing are just a part of the many services offered at Smitty's. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 until 5 with Saturday hours of 8 until 4. Check out their website at: www.smittysofpalmer.com

Another returning show sponsor for 2020 is Jeff's Automotive Service located at 4110 William Penn Highway in Easton, Pennsylvania. Jeff's Automotive was an original sponsor of the long-running Gasoline Alley TV Show hosted by the Pados Brothers and has enjoyed supporting the Dirt Track Heroes Show as a long time sponsor. Owner Jeff Strausser has been a pillar of the local community for over 35 years and offers complete automotive services second to none. Jeff's Automotive is a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance center that has been performing high quality services for tires, auto repairs, brakes, shocks and complete under car services by their highly qualified and well trained staff of mechanics. The number to reach Jeff's Automotive is: 610-253-6565 and the hours of service are Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 7 PM and Saturday from 7:30 AM until 5 PM. Give them a call today to make an appointment and allow them to give you the complete confidence you desire to keep your car running smoothly and trouble free. The website is: www.jeffsautomotive.com

Also adding to the list of great sponsors for the popular show is the Denise and Randy Smith promoted Hamlin Speedway. Located in the heart of the Poconos Mountains, the Hamlin Speedway offer many exciting divisions of racing every Saturday night that features a solid roster of some of the most talented driving stars who are beginning to make their mark in the world of motorsports. The excitement and wheel to wheel racing action at Hamlin has made the speedway one of the top entertainment values in the country today for small car division racing. The Hamlin Speedway is a must see and do for great family fun and all at affordable pricing at the "Pearl in the Poconos."

The new schedule for the upcoming season is in place and offers a well-rounded cross section for all of the speedway divisions to be highlighted during the 2020 racing season. Contact the speedway today at: 570 420 5500 or check out their newly designed website at: www.hamlinspeed.com .

Following the tradition that the Pados Brothers started the show is Free to all patrons who attend. As always many of vendors will be present selling apparel, souvenirs, pictures for all you race fans. For all you racing moms out there we will have jewelry, clothing and other home décor vendors on site. Finally, after a few strolls around the mall and the show there will be a screening room to sit back and relax and watch racing videos from different tracks and different eras for asphalt and dirt racing.

We are still accepting race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Sponsor packages are also available if you would like to have your business be a part of the show. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 and via email at Justin.Beltrame@gmail.com for entry forms and more details.

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." and features 25 signature sauces. The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting at their address at 1304 Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the continuing and growing list of associate sponsors assembled for the 2020 edition of the show. IRCO Community Federal Credit, Premio Foods, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Snydersville Raceway, Oreville Kart Club, Smith Fabrications, Smith Fabrications.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints at the Syracuse Motorsports Expo on March 14 & 15.

SYRACUSE, NY – It is billed as the 34th Annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo. For each and every event, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is proud to be a part of the show which started back in 1986. The 360 sprint car organization is celebrating its 37th Annual Tour and the Expo is always the official kick off to each year.

In the ESS area will be four top sprint cars that will be busy chasing the checkered flag in 2020. Highlighting the booth is the 2019 Lucas Oil champion and the familiar #10 winged machine of Paulie Colagiovanni. The Cicero, NY star set a new standard by being the youngest champion ever in the ESS ranks at the age of 18.

In keeping with the theme of award winners for 2019 finds the cars of Lane’s Yamaha Rookie of the Year Tyler Cartier and Most Improved driver Denny Peebles. Cartier came up from the 305 ranks and despite some tough times with mechanical woes the team kept running the events and the Rookie of the Year title was a nice capping to the year. For Peebles, he went from a driver that was happy to qualify to now a contender to pick up his first ever ESS checkered in any event that he enters.

The fourth winged sprint car will be Steve Hutchinson Jr’s #2. The young driver has been dabbing at a few ESS events each year but looks to increase that by attending many races for 2020. His East Coast Sealcoat business is also sponsoring the dash during the opening event at the Fulton Speedway on April 24th.

The new 2020 line of merchandise from ASI Racewear will be available with two sharp designs and several colors to choose from. Both tees and hoodies will be in stock. Also, new embroidered hats from Finish Line Designs are in, stop by and pick up your ESS swag!!

Schedule cards from LC Design will be ready to be picked up and brought home. The 2020 Tour starts in April in Fulton and ends in October at Outlaw. Fans will get to see the stars and cars that pilot the ESS winged machines all throughout the Northeast and Canada.

The Syracuse Motorsports Expo is the site, March 14 and 15 are the dates, the 37th Anniversary Tour of America’s Race Cars is set to debut for friends and fans alike. We hope to see you there!

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

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

Instagram: empiresupersprints

 

PACE PACE PERFORMANCE RUSH SERIES JOINS WITH MYRACEPASS; LINEUPS, LIVE TIMING & RESULTS FOR 2020 TOUR EVENTS & OTHER SELECT EVENTS
March 5, 2020
(By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is pleased to announce that it has signed on with MyRacePass for the 2020 season. The race management software program will be utilized for RUSH Late Model Touring, RUSH Sportsman Modified Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring, and select RUSH Sprint Car events that will include lineups, live timing, and results available on the MyRacePass app.

MyRacePass is utilized by many national racing series including the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars as well as numerous speedways throughout the country. Drivers that competed in a RUSH Late Model, RUSH Sprint Car, or RUSH Sportsman Modified in 2019 or joined in 2020, can go to www.myracepass.com website to claim their profile for free. New racers for 2020 in these divisions should email RUSH their name and hometown to info@rushracingseries.com to include their name in the RUSH MyRacePass database.

The MyRacePass App can be downloaded from the App Store on Apple devices and the Play Store on Android Devices. There is no charge to be able to view lineups and results. The basic plan for $7.99 per year includes live timing; additional plans for racers are available.

"As the RUSH Racing Series continues to evolve, we felt MyRacePass was a logical choice," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Today more than ever fans and racers are utilizing their phones and handheld devices constantly; people expect information at their fingertips and MyRacePass will achieve this. It's going to be great to have our drivers be able to get all of their pertinent information on race night on their devices. Lineups and results will also be able to be immediately posted to our social media accounts."

Also, RUSH will be handling all scoring in house for Late Model and Sportsman Modified Tour events as well as select Sprint Car events in 2020. Racers competing in Late Model Tour events are encouraged to purchase an AMB/MyLaps Transponder if they do not already own one. Rentals will be available. The ABM/MyLaps Transponders have already been required for RUSH Sportsman Modified and RUSH Sprint Car events since those divisions' inception. For more information on purchasing a transponder, go to www.mylaps.com.

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

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 and follow our various Facebook and Twitter accounts.

 

 

Bacon set for Shamrock Classic Double Duty this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (March 5, 2020) – This weekend’s “Shamrock Classic” at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center offers up a busy weekend of racing action for Brady Bacon.

Bacon will take the wheel of Kelly Hinck’s No. 21h Micro Sprint on Friday and Saturday while doubling up in USAC Midget action aboard Hinck’s entry on Saturday.

“The Macho Man” ranks as just one of two drivers to race his way into each of the previous four editions of the “Shamrock Classic” with top finishes of fourth in both 2016 and 2017.

Bacon’s first USAC Midget outing of the young season comes on the heels of sweeping the USAC National Sprint Car series opening pair of events at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park in February.

While Bacon takes aim at a third USAC National Sprint Car championship in 2020, he will also mix in a wide variety of events including the dirt portion of the USAC Silver Crown trail, selected Midget events as well winged 360-ci and 410-ci Sprint Car events.

“It will be another busy year, a lot like last year,” Bacon says. “We raced over 100 times last year, hopefully we can match or exceed last year’s 13 overall wins and possibly get a championship to go along with it.”

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

2020 Quick Stats: 8 races, 3 wins, 4 top-fives, 4 top-tens.

Up Next: Shamrock Classis at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center (USAC Midgets on Saturday, March 7; Micro Sprints on Friday and Saturday, March 6-7).

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.

 

 

 

North East Motor Sports Museum

ROCKINGHAM BOARDS: NEW ENGLANDS FIRST SUPERSPEEDWAY

Presentation by Joe Freeman.

Download Lou Moore leading photo. Download Jack Foley from Billerica, MA photo. Download Oct 12, 1927 program photo. Download Pre-race line up photo. Download Jimmy Gleason crash photo. Download Joe Freeman photo.

LOUDON, NH: On March 28th at 2pm the North East Motor Sports Museum will host a special speaker presentation on the Rockingham Boards, which will be presented by Joe Freeman. From 1925 to 1928 the top drivers from across the country came to Salem, New Hampshire’s Rockingham Motor Speedway. The track which was made entirely of lumber was 1.25 miles in length and featured towering turns at 49 degrees, steeper than any track in the world today. The board tracks from across the country were the inspiration for today’s modern day high banked superspeedways.

Learn about the local New England racing heroes who challenged the national auto racing stars in their open wheeled Duesenberg and Miller race cars, that reached speeds in access of 150mph. Extraordinary courage was needed to brave the boards at Rockingham. The chances of horrible injury and death were very high. Drivers roared around the track with accelerators nearly full throttle every lap with no roll cages, seat belts or helmets to aid in safety.

Gain insight on the visionary behind the speedway, Jack LeCain and his involvement with other local speedways. Understand the massive undertaking it took to build a board track superspeedway in the 1920’s. Over 450 carpenters were employed to hammer in 53 tons of penny nails into 2.6 million feet of lumber. Also learn how poor construction preparation lead to the tracks short tenure.

For one day only view original programs from all seven board track events from Freeman’s private collection. You will also be able to view rare videos of motorcycle and car board track races on our big screen. On display as well will be board track books, photos and promotional posters from Rockingham.

Join us Saturday March 28th at 2pm as presenter Joe Freeman takes us back in time to the roaring twenties to learn and relive the excitement of the Rockingham Boards, New England’s first superspeedway. Tickets for museum members are $10 and all others are $15. Purchase tickets at this link. Seating is limited and pre-ticket purchase is encouraged. Presentation will last approximately one hour. Call 603-783-0183 for more info and tickets.

About Joe Freeman:

A graduate of Yale and Harvard, Freeman has degrees from Harvard in Education and Government. He is owner of Racemaker Press which publishes motorsports books. He is a past president of the Larz Anderson museum in Brookline, MA where he remains a board member. Freeman also serves on the board of the North East Motor Sports Museum. In 1999 he was elected to the Board of the Society of Automotive Historians, and served for two years as its President in 2003 and 2004. A collector of significant racing cars, Freeman actively participates in vintage events as an owner and driver.

About the North East Motor Sports Museum:

The museum is owned by the Racing History Preservation Group, a 501-c-3 educational non-profit organization that seeks to discover, preserve and share the history of motorsports in the Northeast. The 10,000 square foot museum opened in 2017 on the grounds of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.

 

 

Maguire Family of Dealerships Returns To CRSA In 2020

For Immediate Release March 5th, 2020 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY - The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is happy to announce that one of our generous marketing partners from the 2019 season will be returning in 2020. The Maguire Family of Dealerships will return to the CRSA family in a big way in 2020.

In 2020 the Maquire Family of Dealerships will be an associate partner of the series. They will also sponsor the Maguire Family of Dealerships Magnificent Move of the Race Award. This award will be given out at each CRSA event.

The Maguire Family of Dealerships has locations across Central New York. You can find them in Ithaca, Trumansburg, Watkins Glen, Syracuse and Baldwinsville. They treat the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. They know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer they enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow them to demonstrate their commitment to excellence!

With the Maguire Family Commitment you will deal with Non-Commission Sales Consultants, you get the Maguire Family Price Guarantee, a Lifetime Engine Warranty, the Maguire Family Assurance, the Family Promise to Exceed All Your Expectations, a Three Day Money and Three Day Re-Finance Guarantee, a Trade Purchase Offer, and a 30 Day Used Vehicle Exchange. If you live in Ithaca, Syracuse, Watkins Glen, Cortland, Elmira, Horseheads, Binghamton, Auburn, Vestal, Endicott, Johnson City, or anywhere in Upstate, Central or Southern Tier of New York you will discover why purchasing a New or Pre-owned vehicle from Maguire's is different. At Maguire's you will find value exceeds the price on every New and Pre-owned vehicle.

Remember Maguire’s offers 19 car makes with 13 different dealership locations to fit your every car need. With brands including Ford, Lincoln, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Hyundai, Kia, Volvo, Audi, Volkswagen, Honda and Genesis. For more information on the Maguire’s Family of Dealerships log on to their website at www.maguirecars.com.

The 2020 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series season takes the green on Saturday May 2nd at the Thunder Mountain Speedway in Lisle, New York. The series will also take part in the Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds on March 14th and 15th.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

Coors Light returns as the official beer of Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – March 5, 2020…The Placerville Speedway would like to welcome back Coors Light as official beer of the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based quarter-mile in 2020.

It doesn’t get better than grabbing an ice-cold Coors Light at the beer booth, hanging with your closest racing friends in the stands and watching the famed Placerville red clay shoot through the air during hot laps. The Placerville Speedway will also be serving other favorites this year including Coors Banquet, Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Racer 5, Sol, Oil Can (Fosters), Redd’s, Crispin Hard Cider and Mike’s Hard Lemonade.

The 2020 season at Placerville Speedway opens this Saturday March 7th when the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network returns for the first time since 2012. Also on hand during the night will be the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association.

Adult tickets for this Saturday’s Gold Strike Stampede will cost $30, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $26, children 6-11 are $15, kids five and under are free! Seating is general admission in both the grandstands and bleachers. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online by clicking https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1198602&store=23296

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. A happy hour is offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:45pm, with cars on track for wheel packing shortly after 5pm. Hot laps and racing will follow with heats expected to fire-off around 7pm. Live music will be performed from 4-6 in the grandstand midway.

The ASCS National event kicks-off a big opening month that also includes the 17th annual “Tribute to Al Hinds” on Saturday March 21st, along with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards season-opening “Spring Fever Frenzy” on Saturday March 28th.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 13,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2020 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 7: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Gold Strike Stampede
Saturday March 14: Test and Tune | 2pm-6pm with pit gate opening at noon. Grandstands are closed
Saturday March 21: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | 17th annual Tribute to Al Hinds/ Championship Opener
Saturday March 28: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy

 

 

F&F Racing Welcomes New Marketing Partners as 2020 Season Goes Green Friday

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of another Placerville Speedway Championship in 2019, F&F Racing with driver Andy Forsberg are geared up to kick their 2020 campaign off on March 6th and are excited to welcome a couple of new marketing partners aboard for the season ahead.

Adorning a new look, and a couple of notable new partners, the Sacramento, CA based team is pleased to welcome C&H Motor Parts out of Placerville, CA, and Fresno, CA based Bushey Financial Services aboard for the year to come.

“Obliviously this sport we love is tough to make happen financially, so to have some great companies come forward and make it possible is very cool,” Andy Forsberg said. “Everything helps in this sport, and the F&F guys work extremely hard to keep this deal going, so I am excited to welcome C&H Motor Parts, and Bushey Financial aboard.”

Located on historical Main Street in the heart of Placerville, CA, C&H Motor Parts has been a community staple since 1971. C&H Motor Parts serves the community with all of their auto part needs, and continues to hang their hat on first class customer service.

Also joining the team is Bushey Financial Services. With the financial world often difficult to understand, Bushey Financial puts an emphasis on helping people understand today, and prepare for tomorrow with a wide array of financial services. The companies personalized services guarantee to focus on your needs, wants, and long-term goals.

As the team welcomes a couple of new partners, they would also like to extend thanks to their long time committed partners who are back again for the 2020 season as the team will look for it’s third consecutive title at Placerville Speedway.

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg will get their season started this weekend as they attack the national scene and battle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during the series’ rare visit to California.

Friday night the team will be in action at Merced Speedway, Saturday they attack Placerville Speedway, and they close out the three-race stint on Sunday at Petaluma Speedway.

“We are all excited the season is upon us,” Forsberg added. “Really looking forward to kicking things off with the ASCS Tour this weekend and seeing how we stack up.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, Huggins Cams, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2020.

ON TAP: F&F Racing kicks the 2020 season off on Friday night at Merced Speedway, Saturday at Placerville Speedway, and Sunday at Petaluma Speedway. All three events are with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

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

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Bogucki Nets Top 10 While Experimenting With Setups During Season-Opening Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - PEORIA, Ariz. (March 4, 2020) - When it's early in the season many sprint car racers like to experiment with setups and Scott Bogucki is no exception. The driver of the SawBlade.com sponsored sprint car tried some new things last weekend during the season-opening doubleheader for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour with mixed results.

It began on Friday at Canyon Speedway Park, where Bogucki advanced from eighth to fourth place in a heat race and from fifth to fourth place in a qualifier. He then charged from the 13th starting spot into the top eight before fading after a caution to a 15th-place finish in the main event.

"We were really good early," he said. "I was ripping the top and we had a yellow and my tire sealed over. That's the first time that has ever happened to me. It was a tire from last year that sat all winter. I don't know if that was the cause, but on the restart I just spun my tires and fell back."

Bogucki's night on Saturday began with a second-place run in both his heat race and qualifier, placing him fifth on the feature starting grid.

"We tried some things setup-wise we have never done and we went backwards to a ninth-place finish," he said. "We will get our basic setup back on the car and make our normal adjustments."

Bogucki is heading west for a trio of ASCS National Tour shows this weekend in California. It begins Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced followed by Placerville Speedway in Placerville on Saturday and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma on Sunday.

"I ran Placerville a couple of years ago, but have never seen the other two tracks," he said. "The California tracks are bullrings and you have to get up on the wheel. Then we are off a couple of weeks before heading to Texas. I can't wait to get back to tracks in the Midwest that get slick and you get wing speed. Then we will really get going."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 28 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (8); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 15 (13).

Feb. 29 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 9 (5).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.; Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.; and Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. SawBlade.com is the official SawBlade of the American Sprint Car Series and title sponsor of every National Tour A Feature as well as Victory Lane. For more information, log onto https://www.sawblade.com and follow along on Social Media at @SawBladecom on Twitter, on Instagram at Sawblade.com_ and Facebook.

"The people at SawBlade are just fabulous," Bogucki said. "I know I say it a lot, but I couldn't do any of this without them. They have stuck by me for three years now and I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Suspension, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

Cotton Classic Saturday Night at Central Arizona Speedway!

Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (March 5, 2020) – After rain interrupted Central Arizona Speedway’s most recent attempt at racing on February 22, the 3/8-mile clay oval fires back to life with Saturday night’s “Cotton Classic”.

Saturday’s card will feature the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Bombers and Power 600 Micro Sprint Cars.

Racing action will get under way at 7:00 p.m.

It will mark the ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint cars second stop of the season at CAS after Stevie Sussex topped the series season opener on February 1 ahead of Pete Yerkovich, who rallied from 15th, and Sterling Cling.

Kelsie Foley is the reigning IMCA Modified champion at CAS, taking top honors ahead of Tyler Mecl and Jacob Pace while Donald Comstock topped last year’s Pure Stock points and Zack Tate was best in the Bombers.

The Pure Stocks, Bombers and Power 600 Micro Sprints took part in the February 1 season opener with Bud Marshall outlasting defending champ Comstock to take Pure Stock honors, Kevin Souligne taking the Bomber trophy and Josh Castro and Tuesday Calderwood victorious in Power 600 Micro Sprint action.

Pit gates open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday with the grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m. General admission for adults is just $18 with children 11 and under admitted free. Seniors and Military personnel are admitted for just $15. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children 7-11 years of age.

Central Arizona Speedway is located at 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Road in Casa Grande, AZ, behind the Pinal County Fairgrounds. For more information, contact the track at 520-709-0718 or check online at www.centralarizonaspeedway.com.

 

 

42 Teams Set to Blast Off Texas Sprint Series Opener: Tony Hernandez Memorial is THIS SAT. 7PM at Kennedale Speedway Park!

Kennedale, TX (3/5/20) by DarinShort.com. The Texas Sprint Series (TSS) Season Opens with the Tony Hernandez Memorial at KENNEDALE SPEEDWAY PARK on Saturday, March 7th – and a massive 42 TSS teams have pre-entered the event to show their support of his family and friends that will be in attendance.

Tony was the TSS founder and passed away after his courageous battle with cancer on January 31st, 2020, and the series and teams will honor him during opening ceremonies.

Drivers – make sure you’ve read all the information under the Drivers/Rules link at www.raceTSS.com – which will make your evening more enjoyable. The draw-cutoff/drivers meeting is slated for 5:30pm, with hot laps at 6pm and racing at 7pm. The forecast from now through race day is for dry conditions with daytime highs in the mid/upper 60’s – so it will be quite pleasant for an early season event!

Kennedale Speedway Park (KSP) is located at 6727 Hudson Village Creek Kennedale, TX 76060. Click www.raceKSP.com for complete track details. You can email raceKSP@yahoo.com or Track Promoter Tony Dycus at Tony.Dycus@yahoo.com if you need additional information. By searching ‘Kennedale Speedway Park’ on Facebook, you can check out the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

THANK YOU to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of the Texas Sprint Series throughout the years, and we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge our marketing partners at this point going into the 2020 season:

All Import Auto Parts, SCP Polymers, Smiley's Racing Products - The Official Page, Velocita-USA, Sunoco Race Fuels, Henderson Properties - Ron Henderson, Precision Reprographics, Allard Racing Engines, Superior Steering Wheels, Woods Transmission & General Auto Repair and ABC Pick & Pull – and if you’d like to get your business in front of our loyal fans, contact us today. We can help develop an effective and budget-pleasing solution!

Here is the current Texas Sprint Series schedule for 2020 – as of Feb. 6, 2020:

Kennedale Speedway Park (3/7, 4/11, 6/6)
Boyd Raceway (3/27, 5/29, 7/3)
Heart o' Texas Speedway (4/10, 7/24)
Monarch Motor Speedway (4/17, 5/22)
Abilene Speedway (5/2, 7/11, 8/1)
Grayson County Speedway (6/13, 9/12)
82 Speedway (6/20, 9/19)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway (8/29)

FINAL DRIVER PRE – ENTRY LIST for KSP, March 7, 2020, 7pm:

1. Katelynn Dixon 11
2. Christian Kinnison 82c
3. Zane Lawrence 42x
4. Gary Kelley 12x
5. Dustin Wood 00
6. Craig Woods 56
7. Logan Scherb 18
8. Chance McCrary 13M
9. Josh Harner 41j
10. Jerrod Warhurst 7
11. Heath Nestrick 4
12. Kenny Venable 59
13. Corby Scherb 32
14. Merle Scherb 78
15. Lucas Scherb 22
16. Chad Wilson 20
17. John Ricketts 99B
18. Reagan Reed 7R
19. Gary Spears 77s
20. Jeb Sessums 01J
21. Blake Baccus 16
22. Michael Colaluca 15
23. Casey Merrell 41
24. Chase Brewer 3c
25. Austin Burkham 4B
26. Jeff Emerson 35
27. Daniel Estes 72
28. Colby Estes 74
29. Jordan Rupe 86
30. Dylan McCann 35K
31. Shane Thompson 5$
32. Randy Henderson R4
33. Marcus Thomas 15T
34. Matt Etzelmiller 17
35. Marshal McKelvy 48m
36. Justin Melton 111
37. Rick Durham 77A
38. Michelle Parson 21
39. Casey Burkham 45B
40. David Burke 6
41. Jeff Long 2X
42. Nathan Moore 48

 

 

Turnpike Challenge to Open 2020 with Electrifying Oklahoma Swing

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (March 4, 2020) - Quickly morphing into a marquee event on the POWRi calendar, the Turnpike Challenge has experienced a meteoric rise to national prominence since debuting in 2014. A thrilling four-race swing throughout the "Sooner State," the 2020 TPC is only three weeks away from kick starting a new campaign for the POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midgets and the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micro League. From Creek County to I-44 to Port City, teams will be tested across four nights at three unique venues as they travel up and down the Oklahoma turnpike.

It all begins on Wednesday, March 25 with a three-hour practice session at Creek County Speedway. The next night, on Thursday, March 26, the season opener goes green at the Sapulpa, Okla. quarter mile with a full program for the POWRi National / West Midgets and the POWRi Outlaw Micros. With only one previous event in league history at Creek County, NASCAR Cup Series star Christopher Bell enters as the defending midget winner and Trey Robb of Newcastle, Okla.

On Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, the series slides to the 405 for back-to-back showings at the I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City. A host of six former Turnpike Challenge shows, the semi-banked 1/6th-mile has been on the TPC calendar since 2017. Home to four of Christopher Bell's wins, last year's return witnessed a pair of victories by California's Logan Seavey, who broke the five-year reign by Oklahoma drivers. The 2019 event marked the debut of the POWRi Outlaw Micros at I-44 and saw trips to victory lane for Brady Bacon and Kaylee Bryson.

Everything comes to a head on Sunday, March 29 when the Turnpike Challenge concludes at Port City Raceway. The most visited track in TPC history, PCR has held seven races with four wins to Christopher Bell along with triumphs by Jason McDougal, Matt Sherrell, and Jonathan Beason in last year's instant classic. A tight bullring 1/8th-mile, the Tulsa, Okla. facility has been known for producing some of the most intense, wheel-to-wheel combat you'll see all season long.

With four races on the docket and over 1,000 points on the line, the Turnpike Challenge serves as a prime opportunity for competitors to begin their championship chase. From the always tough veterans to the rising rookies, this year's field of title hopefuls is expected to be as stout as ever. Like last year, this year's POWRi National Midget champion will punch his ticket to the VIROC Race of Champions at the Chili Bowl Nationals in January 2021.

Fans can catch every single lap of the 2020 Turnpike Challenge featuring the POWRi Lucas Oil National / West Midgets and the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micros on a LIVE pay-per-view broadcast each night on POWRi TV.

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

POWRi RACING OFFICIAL SPONSORS

Auto Meter - "The Official Instrumentation" of POWRi Racing Bell Helmet - "The Official Helmet" of POWRi Racing Engler Machine & Tool - "The Official Injection" of POWRi Racing Hoosier Tire - "The Official Race Tire" of POWRi Racing Lucas Oil Products - "The Official Oil" of POWRi Racing MAVTV - "The Official Television Network" of POWRi Racing Mesilla Valley Transportation - " The Official Carrier" of POWRi Racing MPI - "The Official Steering Wheel of POWRi Racing" PAC Schroeder Torsion Bars - "The Official Racing Springs & Torsion Bars" of POWRi Racing Racing Electronics - "The Official Communication Systems" of POWRi Racing Rod End Supply - "The Official Rod End" of POWRi Racing Speed Sport News - "The Official Race Coverage" of POWRi Racing Super Clean - "The Official Degreaser" of POWRi Racing Toyota Racing Development - 'The Official Pace Vehicle of POWRi Racing"

 

 

BRODY ROA READY FOR THIS WEEK’S USAC/CRA SEASON OPENERS

(Cypress, CA, March 4, 2020) Brody Roa and his familiar #91R sprint car will open the 2020 USAC/CRA Series season this Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th, at the “3rd Annual Spring Showdown” at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona. The race will be the first for the Garden Grove, California driver since his appearance at Oklahoma’s Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in January.

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Brody Roa photo courtesy of Doug Allen.

While the team will be a regular in the 17th season of the USAC/CRA Series, the schedule will be quite different than it has been the past few years. The #91R car will only compete in USAC/CRA sanctioned events.

“The last couple years we went back to Indiana and last year we ran all of the races in Arizona,” Roa said. “We had a rough stretch on equipment through the summer. This year we want to keep our equipment fresh for the end of the year. It will help us finish the CRA season easier. CRA is our main goal and our only real focus this year.”

While the focus for the team is the USAC/CRA Series, Roa does not plan to sit around the house on the weekends when CRA does not run. In fact, he is looking to race as often as he can in the USAC National and Southwest Series in sprint cars and some midget racing, too.

“Anything outside of the 22 CRA races I am open,” the 2019 USAC Southwest Series champion stated. “I am still open to run as many shows as possible. So, if somebody wants to do it when the CRA schedule is open, all they have to do is call me. The national series, here out west or midgets, I am open to all.”

While Roa has nothing extra booked yet, one of the things he would surely like to do is climb back in the Kevin Ramey #7M that he has driven at the Chili Bowl the past two years.

On the home front, not much has changed on the #91R team that won the 2020 Southwest Series title and finished third in the USAC/CRA standings.

“We have most of the same sponsors and the crew is the same,” the 29-year-old stated. “Joe Gibb, Zac Bozanich, my dad, my grandpa, Uncle B and myself. Nothing much has changed as far as the team goes and that is fine with me. We have a good team.”

Roa’s performances at Canyon Speedway Park in 2019 were extremely impressive. In five races there, he never finished worse than third. He had two wins, two second-place finishes and a third. In the “Spring Showdown,” he had a second and a third.

Fans who would like to catch Roa in action this Friday and Saturday can find the 1/3 of a mile Canyon Speedway Park at 9777 W. Carefree Highway in Peoria (85383). The track phone number is (602) 258-7223 and the website is https://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/. Gates will open at 5:00 P.M. both nights with racing at 7:30 on Friday and 7:00 P.M. on Saturday.

After this week’s race, the next event on the schedule for the #91R team is the SoCal Shootout at Perris Auto Speedway on March 28th.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 2020 campaign. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Competition Suspension, Sander Engineering, Biker Bruce Fisher, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply and Baldwin Filters. If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout 2020, please give the talented racer a call.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also follow the 2020 action on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/.

Brody Roa’s 2020 Racing Schedule

1/17 Tulsa Expo Center Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 25th A Main

1/18 Tulsa Expo Center Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 13th D Main

3/6 Canyon Speedway Park USAC/CRA & Southwest

3/7 Canyon Speedway Park USAC/CRA & Southwest

3/28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

4/25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

5/2 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA

5/9 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA

5/23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

6/27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

7/25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

8/15 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA & Southwest

8/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & Southwest

9/4 Merced Speedway USAC/CRA

9/5 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA

9/6 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA

9/7 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA

9/26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

10/3 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA & Southwest

11/5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & Southwest & National

11/6 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & Southwest & National

11/7 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & Southwest & National

11/13 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA & Southwest & National

11/14 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA & Southwest & National

 

 

Canales Racing and Colby Copeland welcome new partners for aggressive 2020 schedule

By Gary Thomas

Roseville, CA – March 4, 2020…Roseville, California based Canales Racing and driver Colby Copeland are geared up to launch an assault on the King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour titles this season, as they welcome several new partners aboard the team.

Car owners Tracy and Vicki Canales are excited to announce that Jeff Wolsleben with Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, Ed Gerber with Eagle Companies Inc., Vince Harris with Geico Insurance, Scott Lynch with American River Overhead Door Inc., FVP and NOS Energy Drink have partnered with Canales Racing for the 2020 racing season.

“We are thrilled to welcome a number of great companies to our team this coming season,” Tracy Canales commented. “We also look forward to having Colby Copeland back behind the wheel once again with our son Trevor spinning the wrenches. As a team this will certainly be our biggest year to date with a healthy mix of Winged 410 and Winged 360 Sprint Car racing throughout the state, along with a trip to Knoxville planned in August. We’re truly thankful to have the support from our new and returning companies this season.”

As noted, Copeland and the No. 5C team are set to compete for the championship with both the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards in 2020. The combination will also race in several other selected events this year. In addition to that, Trent Canales will also continue to race for the family-owned team and compete in select Winged 360 events during the season.

Last year saw Copeland and the Canales Racing team bring home a sixth-place finish in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour standings, having made the trip to 10 of the 12 events. The soon-to-be 28-year-old racer started out this season by earning a runner up finish during his preliminary night at the Chili Bowl Nationals, locking him into his third career Saturday night finale at the event. He also picked off a King of the West-NARC victory last season at the Petaluma Speedway in June.

“I’m really excited to have Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, Eagle Companies Inc. and all of our new partners make it possible to run full-time with KWS-NARC and SCCT this season,” commented Copeland. “We have a great schedule put together with Canales Racing in 2020 and hope to start off solid right out of box. I also want to thank Tracy and Vicki Canales for the opportunity to pilot the 5C once again this year.”

Canales Racing would like to further thank and welcome back returning sponsors and partners, including Northstar Concrete Pumping, Borello Race Engines, Performance Powder Coating and Sandblasting, Les Schwab Tires of Antelope, Bianchi Farms, Vanlare Steering Repair, A.R.T. Enterprises, Tognottis and Konnected Clothing.

Copeland and the No. 5C team will begin its quest for the King of the West-NARC Series title with back-to-back events at The Dirt Track @ Kern County Raceway and the Stockton Dirt Track on March 14th and 21st respectively. The Sprint Car Challenge Tour championship season then gets underway on March 28th at Placerville Speedway.

Canales Racing and Colby Copeland would like to thank Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, Eagle Companies Inc., Geico Insurance, American River Overhead Door Inc., FVP, NOS Energy Drink, Northstar Concrete Pumping, Borello Race Engines, Performance Powder Coating and Sandblasting, Les Schwab Tires of Antelope, Bianchi Farms, Vanlare Steering Repair, A.R.T. Enterprises, Tognottis and Konnected Clothing for their support this season.

Upcoming Races-

March 14: King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Car Series – The Dirt Track @ Kern County Raceway Park March 21: King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Car Series – Stockton Dirt Track March 27: Winged 360 Sprint Cars – Silver Dollar Speedway Chico March 28: Sprint Car Challenge Tour – Placerville Speedway

Social Spotlight-

To follow along with Colby Copeland and Canales Racing be sure to like the No. 5C team on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Canales-Racing-115829665102935/

GT Promotions- GT Promotions is a media company focusing on public relations and social media management for motorsports venues, series, race teams and more. Since 2006 we have worked with numerous clients to boost exposure through our various channels. To inquire about becoming a part of the GT Promotions team simply email gary7n@sbcglobal.net & to keep up with our work follow https://twitter.com/garythomasGT

 

 

Justin Sanders Gets 2020 Started with Two ASCS National Tour Podiums

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making waves in California over the last handful of years, Justin Sanders took his talents to the national scene over the weekend and flexed some muscle. Battling with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour during their opening week of action, Sanders picked up two podium finishes, including coming just feet from his first series win.

“I can’t say enough about this race team,” Justin Sanders said. “Coming to an unfamiliar place and having that much speed all weekend was really a huge confidence boost for us to kick our season off. Saturday night was extremely bittersweet, but we will try again this weekend closer to home.”

Opening the 2020 season up on Friday night, Sanders would line the North County Plastering/Yuba Sutter Aviation/Alkaline88 third in his heat race. With passing points the name of the game, the Aromas, CA pilot would pick some up by way of a second place finish.

Finishing second in his qualifier from the fourth starting position, Sanders would lock himself directly into the feature event and rolled off the starting grid from the third starting position.

On a very slick and abrasive surface, Sanders would find himself chasing after second running John Carney, II as he ran in the third position for the first half of the race.

With Carney having issues, Sanders would take over the second position but soon found himself in a dog fight with Gio and Dominic Scelzi. Falling back to fourth, Sanders would get his elbows up and claim the final spot on the podium at the line.

Back in action on Saturday night, Sanders would open the night up by charging from 5th to third in his heat race before finishing second in his qualifier.

Locking directly into the feature event, Sanders would take the green flag from the eighth starting position on a very slick surface that was on the verge of taking rubber and the drop of the green flag.

Slicing and dicing his way through the field as his California fans have grown accustomed to, Sanders made a big move on the 22nd lap as he worked his way past Sam Hafertepe, Jr to grab the race lead.

Racing in traffic, Sanders would lose the lead on the 28th lap, setting up for quite an exciting finish.

Taking the white flag in second, Sanders would dive under Hafertepe in the first set of turns and exit turn two in the race lead. Still contending with traffic during the final lap of the race, Sanders would bump the wall exiting turn four and it would allow Hafetepe to shoot under him and beat him to the line by just .116 seconds.

Though finishing second, Sanders was disappointed to come up that short from his first national tour win.

“It was a tough pill to swallow, but it makes us that much more hungry this weekend in California,” Sanders said. “Thanks to all the great people who are on this car and make all of this possible. Also, thanks to everyone who rolls their sleeves up and lends a hand in the pit area.”

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Andy’s Construction, Yuba Sutter Aviation, Roadside 24hr Service, Alkaline88, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2020.

ON TAP: Sanders will be in action again on Friday night in Merced, CA, Saturday night in Placerville, CA and on Sunday night in Petaluma, CA all with the ASCS National Tour.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top-10’s-2

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

Lots of Extras in Store for the Syracuse Motorsports Expo on March 14 & 15!

SYRACUSE, NY - The 34th Annual Syracuse Motorsports is just around the corner and once again the Center of Progress Building at the New York State Fairgrounds will be bustling at the brim with race cars, race tracks, sanctioning bodies and so much more!

New this year will be special Kids Zone by Marty's Party Rentals which will feature a bounce house and more. Also with the kids in mind, in the Utica-Rome Speedway booth will be a crowd favorite dunk tank. All proceeds will be going to the Bobby Page Backpack Foundation which was formed in 2006 to help less fortunate kids in memory of Bobby who was taken at an young age of 25 with a battle of cancer. The foundation supplies fully stocked backpacks to kids in attendance on Back to School Night at Utica-Rome which will be August 16th.

The popular tire change contest will be part of the weekend's activities again this year. Brought to you by Snap-On Tools and Power Seal, the winning team will go home with a cool prize.

Remote Control (RC) Racing is always a huge hit at the show and they will once again showcase the skill of running a RC car just inches from each other under blinding speeds.

Since under the promotional efforts of Jeremie Corcoran one of the most populars spots to visit in the show is the space filled up by Ashley Lynn Winery. The popular Waterloo, NY winery will be ready to promote all of their great products from wine to wine slashes.

The Syracuse Motorsports Expo started in 1986 at the Onondaga County War Memorial, moved to the New York State Fairgrounds shortly after and now has grown to be the largest Motorsports Exposition in New York.

Set up will be all day Friday with the show scheduled to be open on Saturday from 10AM - 8PM and on Sunday from 11AM-4PM. Admission prices are the same with Adults $13, Kids 6-12 $5 with 5 and under FREE. We will also have a special weekend Adult price of $20.

The Center of Progress Building is the site, March 14th & 15th are the dates, it's 34 consecutive years of entertainment. The Syracuse Motorsports Expo, come and be part of the excitement. For more information please visit www.syracusemotorsportsexpo.com or visit our Facebook Page. image.gif

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

PALMER PARK MALL TO HOST POPULAR RACE CAR SHOW FRIDAY, MARCH 6 TO SUNDAY, MARCH 8. . . . . . .

SUPPORTING SPONSORS STILL HOPPING ON BOARD FOR 13TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

The popular 13th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will make its’ first showing at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA opening on Friday, March 6 and running through Sunday, March 8. The show is absolutely free to the public offering a great opportunity to view some of the new race cars before the start of the busy local racing season. The show will salute the current racing heroes as well as our youthful drivers hoping to be the heroes of the future. This marks the thirteenth season of the show, that salutes Steve and Ed Pados, original founders of the event along with local racing promoter Bob Miller. This show is also dedicated to the late Doug Hoffman who was a local driving star and a successful race promoter.

With the team hard at work putting the final touches on an exciting event, we cannot thank our supporting sponsors for jumping on board to add to the buzz already surrounding this event at the Palmer Park Mall. The sponsors are a critical part of this show that allows for free admission for all to view the new racing equipment of the season.

Coming on board for the show will be the experts at ARM Automotive located at 911 Lower South Main Street in Bangor, Pennsylvania. The phone number is: 610-588-2761 and they specialize in all American cars, Audi, Volkswagen Porsche and Asian cars. ARM Automotive has enjoyed a successful run in the Slate Belt area with a business that has been satisfying customers with quality mechanical services that includes Engine and Computer Diagnostic Repair, Pennsylvania Emissions and Safety Inspections, Tires, Brakes, Wheel Alignments and Suspension work, Tune-ups and Oil Changes through Ralph and his ASE Certified Technicians. Make an appointment today and allow them to get your hot rod back on the winning track. American Express, Discover and Visa are accepted and business hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and visit their website at: www.armautomotive.com

Rejoining the Dirt Track Heroes Show for 2020 is Lehigh Valley businessman Moe Pagni. Moe, formerly with Moe Pagni's Outten Used Cars in Allentown, PA, purchased the APS Powder coating Services located in Wind Gap, PA over a year ago and has reached out to the racing community with expert service and precision detail to the craftsmanship they produce at their shop. Moe is no stranger to the Dirt Track Heroes Show scene as in the past had placed the former Budd Olsen replica coupe and the "Spirit of Nazareth" Dirt Champ Car into the popular show in year's past. Moe has kept and retained the shop at the 316 North Broadway in Wind Gap address with the phone number to reach them at: 610-863-0570.

Contact Moe and his experienced staff to handle all of your powder coating needs. While APS specializes in race cars and race parts, they also offer a multitude of services that includes restoration projects, outdoor furniture, metal surfaces, wheels and anything that can be restored to new glory. Offering a myriad of bright and staple colors to correspond with each project, allow APS the opportunity to assist in your project with their "American Pride" skills. Call them at 610-863-0570 or through email at: apspowdercoating@gmail.com

Lou Murante and his Murante Auto Repair Shop located at 128 West Beil Avenue in Nazareth, Pennsylvania is rejoining for the seventh consecutive year. Lou is an avid racing fan and has enjoyed more than 35 successful years in the auto repair industry. Murante Auto Repair is a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance center that has been performing high quality and guaranteed auto repairs since 1979. Lou repairs and services all types of domestic and imported cars, trucks and SUV's and only use parts that are equal to or exceed the standards of the parts originally used by the manufacturers.

At Murante Auto Repair they pride themselves in performing the service and repairs on your auto right the first time, every time by their highly qualified ASE certified service technicians. The number to reach Murante Auto Repair is: 610-759-6121 and the hours of service are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and Saturday from 8 AM until 12 Noon. You can also check out their website at: www.muranteautorepair.com Give them a call today to make an appointment and let them perform their magic on your vehicle to get you to the track on time for the first heat.

Carl's Auto Repair is located at 1230 West main Street in Stroudsburg, PA and the phone to reach him is: 570-476-3005. Carl's business hours are 7 to 7 daily and 7 to 4 on Saturday, Carl has the quality reputation to go above and beyond the call of duty to keep your car functioning properly. Offering auto repair and service, auto inspections and more, give Carl a call today.

Joining the Dirt Track Heroes Show for the third consecutive year is the experts from Smitty's Collision Center, located at 3301 Freemansburg Avenue in Easton, Pennsylvania. Smitty's has been the preferred choice of many satisfied customers throughout his many years of offering quality bodywork and expert repair work on cars and trucks. The phone number to reach them is: 610-258-5297. Collision repairs, Auto Body Repair and Painting, Air Bag Service, Alignments, Aluminum and Metal work, Anti Lock Brake Service and Repair, PPG and Dupont Paints and 24 hour towing are just a part of the many services offered at Smitty's. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 until 5 with Saturday hours of 8 until 4. Check out their website at: www.smittysofpalmer.com

Another returning show sponsor for 2020 is Jeff's Automotive Service located at 4110 William Penn Highway in Easton, Pennsylvania. Jeff's Automotive was an original sponsor of the long-running Gasoline Alley TV Show hosted by the Pados Brothers and has enjoyed supporting the Dirt Track Heroes Show as a long time sponsor. Owner Jeff Strausser has been a pillar of the local community for over 35 years and offers complete automotive services second to none. Jeff's Automotive is a full service auto repair and preventive maintenance center that has been performing high quality services for tires, auto repairs, brakes, shocks and complete under car services by their highly qualified and well trained staff of mechanics. The number to reach Jeff's Automotive is: 610-253-6565 and the hours of service are Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 7 PM and Saturday from 7:30 AM until 5 PM. Give them a call today to make an appointment and allow them to give you the complete confidence you desire to keep your car running smoothly and trouble free. The website is: www.jeffsautomotive.com

Also adding to the list of great sponsors for the popular show is the Denise and Randy Smith promoted Hamlin Speedway. Located in the heart of the Poconos Mountains, the Hamlin Speedway offer many exciting divisions of racing every Saturday night that features a solid roster of some of the most talented driving stars who are beginning to make their mark in the world of motorsports. The excitement and wheel to wheel racing action at Hamlin has made the speedway one of the top entertainment values in the country today for small car division racing. The Hamlin Speedway is a must see and do for great family fun and all at affordable pricing at the "Pearl in the Poconos."

The new schedule for the upcoming season is in place and offers a well-rounded cross section for all of the speedway divisions to be highlighted during the 2020 racing season. Contact the speedway today at: 570 420 5500 or check out their newly designed website at: www.hamlinspeed.com .

Following the tradition that the Pados Brothers started the show is Free to all patrons who attend. As always many of vendors will be present selling apparel, souvenirs, pictures for all you race fans. For all you racing moms out there we will have jewelry, clothing and other home décor vendors on site. Finally, after a few strolls around the mall and the show there will be a screening room to sit back and relax and watch racing videos from different tracks and different eras for asphalt and dirt racing.

We are still accepting race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Sponsor packages are also available if you would like to have your business be a part of the show. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 and via email at Justin.Beltrame@gmail.com for entry forms and more details.

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." and features 25 signature sauces. The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting at their address at 1304 Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the continuing and growing list of associate sponsors assembled for the 2020 edition of the show. IRCO Community Federal Credit, Premio Foods, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Snydersville Raceway, Oreville Kart Club, Smith Fabrications, Smith Fabrications.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

Covington Starts the Year Off With a Win and 4th Place Run at Canyon

CG Motorsports – Glenpool, OK (March 3, 2020) Covington and team start the season with a bang, grabbing the first victory lane photo of the 2020 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season at Canyon Speedway Park Friday night. Saturday’s feature concluded with 4th place in the feature, keeping Matt in the points lead as they head into the weekend in California.

The team was a little worried about the start of the season, as it began with their trailer roof blowing off passing through Amarillo on the way to Arizona. High winds prevented the guys from being able to inspect the damage by climbing up themselves, but the rearview mirror did not paint a pretty picture. Fortunately, the exit they took happened to be right next to King Country Trailers, who was able to fix them up and get them back on the road early Thursday morning. They arrived at the track in time for practice.

Friday night made up for the trailer problems by granting the 95 team a good draw, placing him on the outside pole of the stacked 4th heat with 51 cars drawing in. Matt was able to get the jump on Seth Bergman on the start. He stayed out front until the checkers waved. The effort placed him 6th in the 3rd qualifier where he was able to move up to 3rd, earning him the high point driver of the night.

From his pole position in the night’s feature, Covington once again jumped into the lead. He was challenged by John Carney II mid race, but was able to hold him off. With some Shark power under the hood, Matt was able to keep the lead despite several yellows pausing the action. Riding the top in 3 and 4, and taking the bottom in 1 and 2, the A-Rock Materials/Triple X mount lead from start to finish, claiming the 1st victory of the season.

“I was very pleased with the speed right out of the gate,” Matt commented. “Shark put a new fuel system tune on my engine this year and our car takes off on the starts and accelerates off the corner better than ever right now. Huggins cam combo has played a big role in that as well. It’s a total package combined of many brands we have surrounded ourselves with. It started paying off and showing results last season and looks like the trend will continue this year.”

Saturday night wasn’t so kind, giving Matt a 6th position in the heat race. He was able to gain 2 spots and land on the pole of a qualifier, where he finished 1st. That put him 7th in the A feature. Matt gained positions early and was in 4th when his right rear seemed to be taking severe damage due to the slick and abrasive track conditions. Struggling to preserve his tires, Matt chose to ride it out in 4th until the end of the race.

“This was a great weekend to start out the season,” said Matt. “Mike kept the car good both nights. Hopefully we can carry this momentum into California this weekend and stay at the top of the points.”

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who will make this 2020 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Eaton Industrial, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, and T&L Foundry.

2020 STATS: Starts-0, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: 3/6/2020 Merced Speedway - Merced, CA 3/7/2020 Placerville Speedway - Placerville, CA 3/8/2020 Petaluma Speedway - Petaluma, CA

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio and Live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2019/2020 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2020 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

Wilson Captures Hard Charger Award During Debut at Southern Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - MILTON, Fla. (March 3, 2020) - Greg Wilson hustled to the Hard Charger Award on Saturday to cap a USCS Series doubleheader.

Wilson guided his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road backed team from 14th to sixth during his debut at Southern Raceway, showcasing a strong end to a weekend that began on a sour note.

"I was pretty happy," he said. "I've been using these races to work with some things I normally wouldn't work on. When you go to a World of Outlaws or All Star show it's so hard if you're off a tiny bit. With these races we can sacrifice some to try to help us later in the year. We tried a bunch of stuff all night on Saturday. If nothing else we learned some things."

The learning began on Friday when Wilson made his debut at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., where he placed second in the dash before maneuvering from seventh to fourth place in a heat race. That lined him up ninth in the A Main.

"We got caught up in a crash in turns one and two on the opening lap," he said. "We got back out and drove up to seventh when a guy spun in front of me. I hit him with the right rear and it cut a hole in the sidewall of the tire. That was about midway through the race. At that point we called it a night before we tore up anything else."

Wilson was credited with a 19th-place finish.

He closed the weekend by visiting Southern Raceway on Saturday. A fifth-place finish in a heat race lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

"Getting torn up on Friday effected Saturday a little bit because it bent the torsion tube and some other stuff," he said. "We had a bad pill draw and I tried not to get myself in a bad spot during the heat race. Then we ended up starting a row further back than we should have in the feature and ran up to sixth. We were okay. We probably didn't have everything 100 percent so that's what we're doing this week.

"We've worked hard today and I have a list of stuff to measure and check. We're going to Chatham this weekend a little different than we'd normally go as far as a setup being something outside of our box."

Wilson, who earned the Hard Charger Award after powering from 14 th to sixth in the feature on Saturday, will make his debut at Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., this Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 28 - Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss. - Dash: 2 (2); Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 19 (9).

Feb. 29 - Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 6 (14).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Chatham Speedway in Chatham, La., with the USCS Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gear Off Road

Gear Off Road, which is based in Southern California, is dedicated toward building wheels for the off-road enthusiast. For more information, visit http://www.GearOffRoad.com.

"Gear Off Road has been a big part of the growth of our team," Wilson said. "Not only do they offer a top-notch product, the process is geared toward customer satisfaction. We're thrilled with our partnership with Gear Off Road and look forward to success together for many years."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, MagTech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Riding Momentum in Midget Entering USAC Shamrock Classic

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (March 3, 2020) - Derek Hagar has lofty goals this Saturday when he invades the Southern Illinois Center during the Shamrock Classic.

The Hagar Proctor Racing driver is aiming for a top-five finish at the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series event in Du Quoin, Ill. He recorded his career-best series result in 2018 with a third-place run inside the building.

"We can run good there," he said. "We just need the breaks and to have luck on our side.

"It's so small. It's even smaller than the Chili Bowl. It's flat and the race track changes quick so you have to stay on top of it. You have to know when to move and when to make a move on someone in front of you. You have to do something quick or on the first lap. If you get a long green-flag run and your car is good you can make some moves as well."

Hagar is coming off a career-best finish during the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in January.

"We're pretty confident," he said. "We learned a lot with a new car to us and had our best performance at the Chili Bowl. We're looking forward to carrying that momentum over to Du Quoin."

Hagar is hopeful to kick off his sprint car season in his No. 9jr either later this month or in early April.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Shamrock Classic with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

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

Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, Dynotech Performance, Summit Truck Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, FK Rod Ends, Petra Construction, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Administrative Consulting Services, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Cisney Stays Patient to Score First Career Win at Lincoln Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (March 3, 2020) - Dylan Cisney accomplished a memorable feat on Sunday afternoon when he earned his first career feature victory at Lincoln Speedway.

Cisney won both a heat race and the 25-lap main event a week after kicking off his season with an 11th-place outing at the unique oval.

"The first week was what it was," he said. "We were there to make some laps and get back in the swing of things. I wasn't really looking to do anything overly aggressive or tear anything up. We got through the first week and I thought the car was okay. We brought the same thing back and all the draws worked out our way. We drew the No. 1 and started on the pole of the first heat. We got in the feature redraw by winning that and drew the No. 1 again."

Cisney led the first two laps of the main event before veteran Brian Montieth took over the top spot on a restart.

"The track was getting pretty dry after the heats and B Main," Cisney said. "They watered the top. I tried to get a warm-up lap up there, but I thought it was still slimy. Then I saw Montieth get around me and a yellow came out so we got the lead back. I tried to jump to the top on the restart, but he still got around us. At that point I figured if he outdrives us on the top that's one thing. I wanted to stay calm and wait until we got to traffic and see what happened."

Cisney ran second for 10 laps before he regained the lead on Lap 13.

"I closed back in on him in traffic," he said. "I saw what happened and knew (Montieth) did a 360 really quick. I was just waiting to see if the yellow came out. I realized they were going to keep it green. I was trying to maintain the lead and not let the same thing happen to me. At one point Gerard McIntyre was there. He slid me and I got back around him. Then it was coming to the white I saw Danny (Dietrich) get under me in turns three and four. I figured I had a lot of pressure behind me. I just needed to put down one good final lap. Danny took one from me last year at Williams Grove and so I was ready to not let that happen again."

Cisney hit his marks and held on for the win, which was made even more special considering the struggles he previously faced when racing there.

"That's the last track I thought I'd win at," he said. "I came close at Williams Grove and I pictured myself getting one there before Lincoln. The guys that run that track all the time are really good. They know how to get around that place. I think that's the seventh time I've ran there. The track conditions change so fast. It's hard to know where to put your car at.

"To get a win this early in the year is great for myself, the team and all our sponsors. It boosts everybody's moods and morale. It gives everyone a good attitude and confidence going into the beginning of the year."

Cisney plans on returning to Lincoln Speedway this Saturday before tackling the season opener at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Sunday.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 1 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., and Sunday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DylanCisneyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DylanCisney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Valley Supply, Inc.

Valley Supply, Inc., which is based in Mechanicsburg, Pa., has been serving the concrete industry for more than 30 years. The company is a distributor of concrete accessories and restoration materials, providing construction solutions for the Pennsylvania and Maryland regions.

"We are grateful to have Harvey Sipe Jr. and everyone at Valley Supply on board," Cisney said. "Valley Supply is a family run business and we're a family team so it's special to work together."

Cisney would also like to thank Mike Cleck Paving and Sealcoating, Drydene Performance Products, X-1 Race Cars, HP Engines, Red Zone Sports Bar & Grille, Bruce's Speed Shop, CPRS Physical Therapy, VRP Shocks, DMI/BullDog Rears, Wings Unlimited, TQ Fiberglass, Keizer Aluminum Wheels and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Price Looking for Redemption in California After Tough Start to 2020

Inside Line Promotions - PEORIA, Ariz. (March 3, 2020) - Robbie Price had high expectations entering two nights of racing at Canyon Speedway Park last weekend to open the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season.

However, after a tough pill draw buried the Cobble Hill, B.C., native deep in the field against 50- plus cars, Price was forced to take provisional starting spots in the feature event both nights. He came home with a weekend-best 22nd-place finish Saturday.

"If I'm being honest with myself, it wasn't the weekend we were hoping to have to start the 2020 race season," he said. "When you have that many cars racing you need to start the night off well in the heats. We drew horrible and it created a big hill for us to climb that we never quite could get over."

Price, who was making his first competitive laps of the season, began Friday night starting seventh in a heat race. He finished in that position before rallying from 10th to sixth in a qualifier. Price was forced to run a B Main, in which he started sixth and advanced one position to fifth. He took a series provisional to start 23rd in the A Main, but pulled off early to preserve equipment. Price was credited with a 23rd-place finish.

Saturday night's weekend finale started off with similar luck as Price once again received a tough pill draw and started seventh in a heat race. He passed two cars to finish fifth. Price then finished where he started - seventh - in a qualifier before he advanced from seventh to fifth place in a B Main, which was only two spots shy of qualifying for a transfer to the main event.

Price again took a provisional and pulled off the track early.

"We made up ground all weekend and passed a lot of cars, but ultimately track position did us in," he said. "Lap time-wise, we were right up there with the leaders. But the track took rubber early and you had to run around the bottom. When things get that way, it's just tough to pass enough cars to really help yourself."

Price will have three opportunities to find redemption as the ASCS National Tour heads to California this weekend. The series visits Merced Speedway in Merced on Friday, Placerville Speedway in Placerville on Saturday and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma on Sunday.

"In this sport there are more tough days then good days so we're going to put Arizona in the rearview mirror and focus on running in California," he said. "You don't want to be point racing this early in the season, but you also don't want to get in too big of a hole either. These three nights can get us back on track really quick and I know the speed is there to where we'll be in contention."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 28 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 7 (7); Qualifier: 6 (10); B Main: 5 (6); Feature: 23 (23).

Feb. 29 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (7); Qualifier: 7 (7); B Main: 5 (7); Feature: 22 (23).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.; Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.; and Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wildlight Motorsports Photography

Wildlight Motorsports Photography takes images throughout events in Western Canada and on the West Coast. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Wildlight-Motorsport-Photography-260251824183578/ .

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

Price would like to thank Beaufort Self Storage Ltd., Shockwave Motorsports, Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shark Racing Engines, Triple X Race Components, Highline Performance and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Faces Challenges Throughout 2020 Season Debut in Arizona

Inside Line Promotions - PEORIA, Ariz. (March 3, 2020) - Alex Hill was excited to make her season debut last weekend at Canyon Speedway Park with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Unfortunately, the doubleheader presented significant challenges.

"It was great to be at the track again," she said. "But it wasn't the best weekend for us. Several things made it a big challenge. There was lots of strong competition and we didn't catch a break with our pill draw on a track that wasn't really racy."

Hill began her weekend on Friday by starting sixth in a heat race.

"I dropped back to seventh and then was able to get back to sixth," she said. "I was working on passing the fifth-place car on the last lap when he came down on me so I ended up sixth."

Her heat race finish and a ninth-place run in a qualifier slotted her 10th on the starting grid for her B Main. Hill ended 11 th before she used a provisional to start at the rear of the field in the feature.

"I fell back a bit at the start of the B Main," she said. "Then it took me a long time to finally get around one car. It's kind of tough to get a transfer position when you start that far back in a B Main."

Hill lined up seventh in her heat race on Saturday, when the action offered an especially challenging track.

"They over-watered the track," she said. "We had to go out and pack it three different times. It still really wasn't ready for the heat races.

"I had a pretty good start in my heat race, but I couldn't grab my tear-off. It wasn't long before I couldn't see anything due to all the mud. I eventually flipped my visor up to see and I got passed while I was driving one-handed. By the time I got the tear-off pulled I had lost too much ground to get back and be able to make a pass."

Misfortune struck again for Hill just prior to the green flag for the B Main, which she was scheduled to start 14th.

"There was an issue with the front end during our warm-up lap that resulted in a couple of parts breaking so that ended our night," she said.

Hill is looking forward to her first career competition in California this weekend when she'll race at three different tracks with the ASCS National Tour - on Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced; on Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville; and on Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma.

"I'm really looking forward to the races this weekend," she said. "I've always wanted to race in California, especially after I moved here for school.

"I know the competition will be strong. We had over 50 cars in Arizona and I expect more this weekend. We'll just put last weekend behind us and hope for better pill draws and tracks that are a bit racier."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 28 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 6 (6); Qualifier: 9 (9); B Main: 11 (10); Feature: DNF (24).

Feb. 29 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: DNS (14).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.; Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.; and Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BearPaw Gas and Convenience

Founded in 1992, BearPaw Gas and Convenience is a full-scale gas and tobacco convenience store. BearPaw has two locations on the Six Nations Reserve.

"BearPaw is my dad's convenience store," Hill said. "I worked there when I was home and it's 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 and Graphics, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Rentals, Original Traders Energy, 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.

 

 

Carney II Rallies During ASCS National Tour Opening Weekend in Arizona

Inside Line Promotions - PEORIA, Ariz. (March 3, 2020) - John Carney II was in contention for the feature triumph during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season opener last Friday at Canyon Speedway Park.

The SawBlade.com Xiphos saw and Mesilla Valley Transportation sponsored driver placed second in a heat race before he won a qualifier from third, which ranked Carney II second in points out of more than 50 drivers. That lined him up on the outside of the front row for the 25-lap main event.

"It started off great," he said. "I had a really good run on (Matt) Covington and thought I was going to be in the lead within the next two or three laps. I clipped an infield tire and rode a wheelie. I had to get out of the gas, which broke my momentum. I got sandwiched between two cars at the end of the straightaway and got turned around. That was a letdown, but we didn't get anything torn up and passed a few cars by the end of the race."

Carney II ran second for the first half of the race before the incident relegated him to the back of the field. He rebounded for an 18th -place result.

The doubleheader concluded on Saturday. Carney II finished fifth in a heat race before advancing from eighth to sixth place in a qualifier and from fifth to second place in a B Main to garner a spot into the main event.

"The track was about the same the second night," he said. "The hard thing about ASCS is it's not where you draw, it's who you draw. On the start of the heat I couldn't go anywhere. I was boxed in. By the time I got going the row that started behind me got around me. Then we got put in the second qualifier, which was stacked with all star drivers so again it was not where you started but who you start with. I did pass a couple of cars there and I passed a few more in a B Main."

Carney II continued to move forward in the A Main before the track took rubber, maneuvering from 20th to 13th.

Three tracks in California are up next - Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced; Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville; and Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma - for Carney II and the ASCS National Tour.

"They are pretty much the only three tracks I haven't raced at in California," he said. "As far as being at a new track we run so many different tracks that it's really not that different of a weekend. There's a lot of talent in Northern California so it will be fun to race with those guys. We have the same goal as any weekend. If we can keep the car on the track pointed forward and passing cars every time we're on the track that's all we can ask for."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 28 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (2); Qualifier: 1 (3); Feature: 18 (2).

Feb. 29 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (5); Qualifier: 6 (8); B Main: 2 (5); Feature: 13 (20).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.; Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.; and Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation is one of the largest transportation providers in Western Texas and New Mexico. The company specializes in time-sensitive service between major manufacturing areas in the United States and Canada and the borders of Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.M-V-T.com.

"I've been friends with Royal for basically my whole life," Carney II said. "He's been the promoter for both of my hometown tracks. He's been a big supporter of my racing. He's a real racer who helps racers, has a race track, has race cars and runs a great trucking company."

Carney would also like to thank SawBlade.com, Danny Sander Construction, Burkham Contracting, South Plains Towing, Jackson Compaction, CSR Garage, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Posts Two Top Fives During ASCS National Tour Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - PEORIA, Ariz. (March 3, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi was one of only three drivers to earn a pair of top-five finishes last weekend during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Canyon Speedway Park, where more than 50 drivers competed.

Scelzi finished fourth on Friday before he rallied from 14th to fifth on Saturday.

"All in all it was a really good weekend," he said. "Both our family cars showed a lot of speed. If some restarts played out differently I felt we had a shot of winning. I had an awesome race car to drive."

The event began on Friday with Scelzi advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race and from second to win a qualifier, which ranked him fourth in overall points.

"I felt a little rusty in the heat and probably didn't take the chances I should have, but we still got a spot to finish third," he said. "I was more aggressive in the qualifier and won the start, which was key for winning the race. In the feature we ran fourth for probably 10 to 12 laps. Someone got messed up in front of me and then I got by Justin (Sanders) for second. At that point I thought we'd run second. Gio (Scelzi) got by me the next lap. He and I raced back and forth for a lap or two. He got me in turn four and then I overshot my entry into turn one. Justin was able to get back by me for third. At that point the rubber came in and we ran fourth the rest of the race."

Scelzi enjoyed similar success on Saturday despite a challenging start to the night. He maneuvered from seventh to fifth place in heat race before a qualifier win locked him into the 14th starting position for the main event.

"We had a bad draw and the track was extremely wet in the heat race," he said. "As soon as we went green I jumped out of the grease and was able to get a couple of cars, which was pretty good for where we started. We were 24th in points and that put us on the pole of a qualifier. We won that, which moved us up to 14th in points. From the drop of the green flag in the feature I felt like we were every bit as good as (Sam) Hafertepe Jr. and Sanders. We got to seventh in five laps. At that point the rubber was starting to be apparent. It took me five more laps to get to fifth. Once we got to fifth it was full-blown rubber. I ran on the bumper of third and fourth the rest of the race. You had to just be in line."

Scelzi's fifth-place finish gives the team momentum as it tackles a trio of ASCS National Tour races this Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.; Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.; and Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif.

"I think I've made four or five laps around Merced and that was probably eight years ago," he said. "Placerville is a place I've struggled at and I've been hot and cold at Petaluma. I'm unsure of what to expect, but it'll be our first time there with Jimmy (Carr) so that's a plus. All in all I'm hoping we can keep our good speed and be competitive each night."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 28 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (4); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (4).

Feb. 29 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 5 (7); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (14).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.; Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.; and Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

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

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY’S HISTORIC 25TH SEASON OPENER IS SATURDAY

(Perris, CA, March 2, 2020) As hard as it may be to believe for longtime racing fans, Perris Auto Speedway will open its 25th Anniversary Season this Saturday night, March 7th, when LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction #1. Saturday’s thrill a minute program will feature Figure 8 racing, a Figure 8 Trailer race, Demo Cross, Mini Stocks and the insane Double Deckers. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first crash will take place at 7:00.

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Crazy Night of Destruction action will open Perris Auto Speedway season on Saturday. Doug Allen Photo.

Built in a little over four-weeks’, the now-famous track opened on March 30, 1996. When it threw the doors open for the first time, the spotless facility set a new standard for dirt track racing with a daytime bright seamless lighting system, concert quality sound, large clean restrooms and a variety of different foods. Now, a quarter of a century later, it is still one of the most modern and popular dirt tracks in the nation.

Perhaps more incredible in a day when promoters come and go like they are stepping through a revolving door, the Kazarian family has been in charge since day one. These days, two other tracks that host regular shows in California have had a promoter longer than Kazarian. Only Costa Mesa Speedway, which will begin its 52nd season promoted by the Oxley family, and Jim Naylor who is entering his 43rd year as the promoter at the Ventura Raceway, have been around longer than Kazarian.

“We are very excited to open our 25th season this coming Saturday night,” Don Kazarian said. “It is very hard to believe we have been doing this for 25-years. It all comes down to our drivers, sponsors, staff, race officials and most of all a great group of devoted fans. Without any of them, we would have not been here for 25-years, so we want to thank them all. They are the ones who make it possible to be racing here on Saturday nights.”

The 2020 schedule will be a busy one at the Riverside County speed plant. Twenty-five nights of racing featuring sprint cars, stock cars and the wildly popular Night of Destruction will be crammed in between the March 7th season opener and the final race of the campaign on November 21st.

“We initially started out with sprint car and stock car shows,” Kazarian said. “We added Night of Destruction within the last decade and right now, it is our most popular show. Nobody would have ever guessed that when we first threw open the gates. Over the years we have tweaked that show to the fans likes and it now has four strong classes that are all crazy. It is a fun, fast-paced night of family entertainment.”

Tickets for Saturday’s Night of Destruction are $15.00 for adults. For active military members with proper id and their spouse or date it is only $5.00 each. Teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 also get in for $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. The fairgrounds charges $10.00 for parking.

After Saturday night’s opener, the PASSCAR Stock Cars and IMCA Modifieds will lift the lid on their season on March 14th. Sprint cars will open their 2020 PAS campaign with the NOS Energy Drinks World of Outlaws and the Amsoil USAC/CRA Series on March 28.

Fans can purchase tickets for all 2020 Perris Auto Speedway events online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. World of Outlaws reserved seats are available at the following link http://bit.ly/2EtVVPa. For fans who do not wish to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window every race night.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. Ahern Equipment Rentals, All Coast Construction, Battery Systems, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

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

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

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

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

2020 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

March 7th "OPENING NIGHT" LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

March 14th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

March 28th NOS ENERGY DRINK WORLD OF OUTLAWS, AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

April 4th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 18th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

April 25th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

May 2nd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure

Mud Run

May 16th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

May 23rd "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

May 30th 3rd Annual Up Down ‘N Dirty 4 A Cure Mud Run

Benefitting the American Cancer Society

June 6th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV – DEMO CROSS, FIGURE8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 20th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

June 27th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

July 18th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS and IMCA MODIFIEDS

July 25th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

August 15th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

August 22nd CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

September 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI – DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

September 26th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS AND PAS YOUNG GUNS

October 24th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

October 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

November 4th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 5th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 6th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 7th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 21st PASSCAR “CHAMPIONS NIGHT” SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND PAS MODIFIEDS

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

 

 

Texas Sprint Series

PRE-ENTRY LIST for KENNEDALE SPEEDWAY PARK (as of 3/3am), event date: Saturday March 7, 2020; 7pm.

If you are racing in this event you MUST PRE-ENTER. PRE-ENTRY CLOSES WEDS. MAR. 4 at the end of the day.

Go to www.raceTSS.com to register (if you haven’t) then you can pre-enter.

All drivers: you must read and adhere to the rules that are posted on the series website. This is the biggest field of cars ever to be assembled for a TSS event, so we require that all the drivers be up-on-the-wheel this Saturday when it comes to rules and their responsibilities...thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Thanks to everyone for supporting the Tony Hernandez Memorial event – it’s going to be an incredible night of racing at KSP this Saturday!

1. Katelynn Dixon 11 2. Christian Kinnison 82c 3. Zane Lawrence 42x 4. Gary Kelley 12x 5. Dustin Wood 00 6. Craig Woods 56 7. Logan Scherb 18 8. Chance Mcrary 13M 9. Josh Harner 41j 10. Jerrod Warhurst 7 11. Heath Nestrick 4 12. Kenny Venable 59 13. Corby Scherb 32 14. Merle Scherb 78 15. Lucas Scherb 22 16. Chad Wilson 20 17. John Ricketts 5R 18. Reagan Reed 7 19. Gary Spears 77s 20. Jeb Sessums 01J 21. Blake Baccus 16 22. Michael Colaluca 15 23. Casey Merrell 41 24. Chase Brewer 3c 25. Austin Burkham 4B 26. Jeff Emerson 35 27. Daniel Estes 72 28. Colby Estes 74 29. Jordan Rupe 86 30. Dylan McCann 35K 31. Shane Thompson 5$ 32. Randy Henderson R4 33. Marcus Thomas 15T 34. Matt Etzelmiller 17 35. Marshal McKelvy 48m 36. Justin Melton 111 37. Keith Martin 79X 38. Rick Durham 77 39. Michelle Parson 21 40. Casey Burkham 45B 41. Jeff Long 2x

 

 

2020 Off to Strong Start for KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the 2020 season continues to open up in various parts of the country, KSE Racing Products continue to shine and help steer teams to victory lane.

At Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona, the Lucas Oil ASCS National tour kicked their 2020 campaign off over the weekend. Friday night it was all about Matt Covington who picked up the opening night win. Saturday night it was a knockdown, drag out thriller between Sam Hafertepe, Jr, and Justin Sanders. In the end, it was Hafertepe using his KSE Racing products to narrowly grab the win to end the weekend.

Getting off to a red-hot start to open the 2019 season a year ago, Mark Smith has been on the same terror to open 2020. Smith used his KSE Racing Products to pick up a USCS win at Hattiesberg Speedway, while Dylan Cisney won at Lincoln Speedway, Sterling Cling won at USA Raceway, and Keith Day, Jr picked up his first career winged sprint car win at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA.

Across the pond in Australia, Matt Dumesny made his return from injury a strong one as he used KSE Racing Products to pick up a win in Sydney, AU while James McFadden kept up his strong campaign with Monte Motorsport by capturing the Krikke Boys Shootout.

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

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

 

 

Placerville Speedway opens season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – March 3, 2020…For the first time since 2012 the Placerville Speedway is set to welcome the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network this Saturday March 7th.

The inaugural “Gold Strike Stampede” launches the historic 55th season of competition at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds quarter-mile bullring, which should see a banner year in 2020. Adding to the excitement this Saturday night will be the colorful coupes of the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association.

“We look forward to welcoming the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour back to Placerville Speedway this Saturday,” commented track Promoter Scott Russell. “We feel that the 2020 racing season will offer a lot of variety for our fans and that starts right off the bat with the Gold Strike Stampede. California provides a lot of stiff competition as we know, so it’ll be fun to watch our local stars take on the national racers this weekend. It should be a great month of racing to open the season in Placerville and we can’t wait to get it underway.”

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network first competed at the Placerville Speedway in 2011, which saw veteran Wayne Johnson sweep both nights of action. The following year, local fans were able to celebrate, as Nor-Car driver Mason Moore topped the national tour competitors to claim the victory. After a long absence the next chapter in ASCS National Tour racing on the “Old Hangtown” red clay will be written this Saturday night.

Last weekends opening rounds with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in Arizona were picked off by Oklahoma racer Matt Covington and reigning series champion Sam Hafertepe Jr. respectively. Covington currently leads the standings heading into California over Aromas driver Justin Sanders, Oklahoma’s Harli White, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi and Roseville’s Colby Copeland. Sanders claimed podium finishes each night and should be considered a strong threat on Saturday.

After pocketing his seventh Placerville Speedway track title last year, Auburn’s Andy Forsberg will be another favorite looking to keep the money in the Golden State. Forsberg earned seven victories at the quarter-mile in 2019, bringing his career total up to an amazing 65 triumphs. All in all, upwards of 40 to 50 Winged 360 Sprint Cars are expected to converge at the track this weekend.

As noted, sharing the card on Saturday will be the always entertaining Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association, who will have a healthy mix of races at Placerville Speedway this season. In total the Dwarf Cars will hit the track on seven different occasions, including both nights of the “Nor*Cal Posse Shootout” on June 26th and 27th.

Adult tickets for this Saturday’s Gold Strike Stampede on March 7th will cost $30, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $26, children 6-11 are $5, kids five and under are free! Seating is general admission in both the grandstands and bleachers. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online by clicking https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1198602&store=23296

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. A happy hour is offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:45pm, with cars on track for wheel packing shortly after 5pm. Hot laps and racing will follow with heats expected to fire-off around 7pm. Live music will be performed from 4-6 in the grandstand midway.

The Gold Strike Stampede opens a busy month at Placerville Speedway that also includes a Test and Tune on Saturday March 14th. The pit gate opens at noon during the playday with cars on track from 2pm-6pm. Please note that the grandstands are closed during the Test and Tune.

Competitive action then returns on Saturday March 21st when the 17th annual “Tribute to Al Hinds” kicks-off the championship point season with Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites. The following week will find the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards hit the red clay to open their fourth season on Saturday March 28th.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 13,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2020 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday March 7: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by MAVTV Motorsports Network and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Gold Strike Stampede
Saturday March 14: Test and Tune | 2pm-6pm with pit gate opening at noon. Grandstands are closed
Saturday March 21: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites | 17th annual Tribute to Al Hinds/ Championship Opener
Saturday March 28: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Spring Fever Frenzy


 

All Stars celebrate their teams

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometer’s All Star Series were pleased to congratulate their Drivers, Teams and Sponsors at the end of season Presentation Pit Party at Timmis Speedway last Saturday night. A large crowd stayed for the Awards ceremony held at the end of the night. In what has become an All Star tradition the show kicked off with a video presentation highlighting a successful 13th season. “This is a fantastic way start the formalities and gives the teams a chance to look back and remember what they have achieved over the season. The lay back Pit Party has been a favourite for all our teams over the years so we continue to stick with it. ” Searle says.

And the accolades went to:

H’s Star Award – Colin Jacobi
Best Presented Car & Crew – Mark Caruso
Crew Chief of the Year – Tony Bartlett
Rookie it the Year – Corey Sandow - winning 4 Max Wheels from Max Dumesny Motorsport
Mr Consistency Award – Jarman Dalitz
B K Racing Ti Components 4th place – Paul Solomon – winning a complete custom Ti bolt kit from BK
Racing
President’s Award – James Wren – winning a John Vogels Chassis Dyno
Vortex Altitude Award – Mark Caruso - winning an Outlaw Top wing from Vortex Racing Products
Recognition Award – Paul Solomon
Drivers Driver –James Wren
All Star Legend’s – Mark Caruso

Top 7 in the Championship - 1st V29 Michael Tancredi, 2nd VA8 Daniel Evans, 3rd SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 4th
SA33 Mark Caruso, 5th V7 Paul Solomon, 6th VA99 Corey Sandow, 7th V16 James Wren

Mark Caruso was inducted into the Hall of Fame with a heartfelt speech by Mandy Searle. “It was a privilege to present this to Mark, when I was compiling information for my speech it reinforced to me how much he has achieved over the years, 2 Series Championships, Runner up by a countback when the points were tied for the Championship another year, Outstanding Achievement Award and many other accolades. He has now also tied with another Series Legend Tony Moule as having the most feature race wins in the history of the series. His passion for us and 360’s is second to none and is another deserving member to the exclusive Legends Hall of Fame.”

James Wren won the Driver’s Driver Award & the President’s Award. “James was pretty shocked and speechless when his name was called out for what we affectionately call our Phil Lock Award. To be voted as the most respected driver in the series by his peers is a pretty cool honour. He was also voted to take
out our new President’s Award acknowledging his contribution & the respect that he has earned within the series.” Searle said.

Also recognised were all the series loyal sponsors and officials some who have also been with us over the past 13 seasons. Without sponsors and officials like these the Series would not be able to run at the level it currently does.

Thanks everyone for a fantastic night and congratulations to everyone!!


 

AJ Flick Ready To Race In 2020

“Apollo Ace” Hopes To Expand Schedule For No. 2 Team During Season Ahead

3/3/20

Apollo, Pa – New season, new car, new suit – and Apollo’s AJ Flick is ready to launch into his 2020 sprint car campaign across Central and Western Pennsylvania aboard his No. 2 machine.

Flick will race regulary on Saturday’s at Port Royal Speedway in the central region while focusing on Lernerville Speedway on Friday nights and at the newly reopened Tri City Speedway in Franklin on Sundays.

“It's impossible for me to explain how excited I am to climb back into a race car for 2020,” Flick says.

“I’ve thought about it all winter and I'm truly excited to go fast again.”

“We have worked very hard this off-season, like all race teams usually do and our main focus this year is organization,” the 27-year old says.

“The Apollo Ace,” Flick also says that he and the No. 2 team hope to be able to frequent other Central Pa region shows during the weekends more often during the year ahead and he’s counting on the team’s organizational focus to help make that happen.

“I think we will be able to make adjustments quicker and make better decisions to help fine tune our racecar every night,” he says.

“If we can show up to the speedway with the same speed we ended 2019 with, I know we can finish up front.”

“Our preparedness is at a higher level than ever before and I expect that to translate with strong results.”

Last year, Flick recorded several wins including the richest victory and most prestigious of his career worth some $12,000 in the Port Royal Speedway Living Legends Dream Race in August.

The Apollo pilot’s career sprint car win total now stands at 22

Flick was the Lernerville track titlist in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

AJ Flick recognizes how important his support network is, both at the track and in the shop during the off-season and wishes to thank his crew and team for all their hard work: Mark Flick, Doug Flick, Rod Kacin, Dave Ferguson, Jordan Keibler, Dave Brammell, Lura Flick, Ashley Brown, Andy Chelsted, Matt Aland, and Jacob Burkholder.

“Flyin’ AJ Flick” and the No. 2 sprint car team welcome the following new firms into the Flick family of sponsors for the 2020 season: Carlisle Cement Products, Tile and Style Design, MAHLE Pistons and Advance Auto Parts.

The team thanks all of its sponsors for their support in the past and for the season ahead.

Success could not happen without the Flick sponsorship fold as follows:

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group; Fence by Maintenance Service, Mars; Ferguson Heating and Air Conditioning, New Kensington; Chernega Construction LLC., New Kensington; Tile and Style Designs, Carlisle; Dr. Neff Eye Care Center, Freeport and Leechburg; Jd Byrider, Monroeville; Johnny Carpet, Freeport and Vandergrift; Sevic Landscape and Supply, New Kensington; Townsend Gas & Oil, Homer City; Stanford’s Glass Service, Apollo; My Place Bar & Grill.

Product support and sponsorship comes from: Maxim, ATL Fuel Cells, Durable Powder Coating, Elite Wings, Kirkey Racing Seats, SCS Gears, Frankland Rears, Bell Helmets, Smith Titanium, King Racing Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kinser Air Filters, Rheem, Showtime Designs, Fluid Film, DMI, TBM Brakes, TQ Fiberglass, Indy Race Parts, A-Main Podcast, Vapor Trail Clothing and Kevin Nouse Designs.


Learn more about Flyin’ AJ Flick at his official website www.ajflickracing.com and keep up with all the latest Flick Facts by following the Apollo Ace on twitter @CompleteChaos2 and @AJFLICKRACING2, on facebook at AJFlickRacing and on instagram at CompleteChaos2.



 

Blake Hahn Looking To Rebound Following Lucas Oil ASCS National Opener At Canyon Speedway Park

Bryan Hulbert - PEORIA, Ariz. (March 2, 2020) Showing tremendous speed during Thursday's practice at Canyon Speedway Park, small issues hit hard for Blake Hahn's the rest of the opening weekend with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.
"We started off both nights really fast and I was pumped. The car was solid, and we could pretty much drive around anyone, but we just had silly things hit us," commented Hahn.
Winning his Heat Race on Friday night, Hahn moved forward quickly in his Qualifier until the engine suddenly started losing power. Salvaging an eighth-place finish, the team was relegated to a B-Feature.
"This is part of that dumb luck. It felt like we had an ignition issue, so we traded the Mag and Box and it still wouldn't run. We did a few more checks and went to restart and I just happened to catch a feel of the main filter that sits next to the seat and the main fuel valve was turned. Once we looked at it, we could see where a rock had hit the handle."
With the problem rectified, Hahn raced through the B-Feature and climbed to an 11th place finish in the A-Feature.
"I'm not happy with the result, just because I know we had a car capable of winning, but I'm not angry because it could have been a lot worse. With the track narrowing up the way it did, being able to move from 20th to 11th was a pretty good run."
Starting off Saturday with good speed, Hahn progressed through his Heats and Qualifier to earn the ninth starting spot in the A-Feature, but upon firing the car, Hahn had to pull into the work area as the car would not run. Finding a fuel issue on the No. 52, Hahn gridded the field 23rd and again fought his way to an 11th place finish before the track narrowed to a single groove.
"It was a quick fix, but one that again made for a frustrating night. Even with that, we had great speed and I feel like we worked out the little bugs and issues that hit us so we can be fast in California this weekend."
Three new tracks for Blake Hahn, first on the weekend triple-header is Merced Speedway on Friday, March 6, followed by Placerville Speedway on Saturday, March 7, and finally Petaluma Speedway on Sunday, March 8.
The 2020 season is Blake Hahn's 18th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2020 Season to Date:
Events: 8; Wins -0; Top 5 - 2; Top 10 - 3;
Coming Up:
March 6, 2020 - Merced Speedway (Merced, Cali.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
March 7, 2020 - Placerville Speedway (Placerville, Cali.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
March 8, 2020 - Petaluma Speedway (Petaluma, Cali.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
How To Follow Blake Hahn Online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Blake-Hahn-Racing-139549836107030/?fref=ts
Website: http://www.blakehahnracing.com
Instagram: BHAHN52
The Sponsors:
OILFIRE Rye Whiskey, DriveWFX.com, Lucas Oil Products, CSR Garage, Sage Fruit, Co., Speedway Vending, Semi Crazy Truck Wash, JR1, Triple X Race Co., Engler, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Penske Shocks, Maxwell Industries, Best Graphics, Schoenfeld, Rod End Supply, and EFH.

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

ACTION PACKED SCHEDULE SET FOR 13TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW, OPENS FRIDAY AT PALMER PARK MALL IN EASTON, PA

With the 13th Annual Dirt Track Hereos show less than one week away the jammed pack schedule offers something for all fan each day. “For the opening ceremonies on Friday, we really want to honor Steve and Ed Pados for all they have all they have done not only with this show but for the entire racing community”, noted event organizer Justin Beltrame. The Pados Brothers have done so much for racing and the Dirt Track Heroes event that it is appropriate to salute them in the opening of the show.

The Saturday show kicks off with the Small Car Saturday event sponsored by Snyderville Raceway and Oreville Kart Club. Drivers from all small car classes can attend to talk about their racing career and schedule for the 2020 season. Special Guest Jon Keller will be on hand to talk not only about the classic Trenton win but also his season and chat will all the young drivers. After that we will head into an autograph session with many of the legends of Dorney Park and Mahoning Valley. The icing on the cake for Saturday will be the “2nd Annual Premio Foods Sausage Eating Contest”. Pete Telesco and his team will have their stomach satisfying sausages ready to go for some lucky contestants to compete for a $100.00 prize.

Sunday is a day for Doug Hoffman and Nazareth Speedway. Many drivers will be on hand for an autograph session while we salute Doug Hoffman a man who has won some of the biggest races in the Northeast scene on both Dirt and Asphalt.

Also taking place on all three days is a tire changing competition thanks to Steve Young and the 187 Dirt Track Media modified. The top two from each day will be receive prizes for their efforts.

Friday- March 6 Phillipsburg Easton Honda Opening Ceremonies (5pm)

Friday- March 6 (7pm) Friday night Round 1 tire changing competition at the Dirt Track 187 Media 187 Sportsman Car of Steve Young

Saturday- March 7 – (11AM) Snyderville Raceway and Oreville Kart presents “Small Car Saturday” with special guest “Jon Keller” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Keystone, West End, Go-Karts, Stage One Modifieds, Xcel Modifieds, Micro Stocks as well as Snydersville Raceway, Hamlin Speedway and many more..

Saturday- March 7 – (3PM) Snyders Videos and Photos presents Mahoning Valley Speedway and Dorney Park autograph session. Special guest interviews as well.

Saturday- March 7 – (5PM) Premio Foods presents “Second Annual Premio Sausage Eating contest” prizes awarded for top 3.

Saturday - March 7 (7pm) Saturday night Round 2 tire changing competition at the Dirt Track 187 Media 187 Sportsman Car of Steve Young

Sunday- March 8- (12:30pm) Smith Fabrications/ Snyders Videos and Photos presents special event with the Mayor of Nazareth honoring a legend as well as Nazareth Autograph session

Sunday- March 8- (1pm) Mahoning Valley Speedway presents “A Tribute to Doug Hoffman” A round table discussion with follow competitors and family honoring Doug.. All former competitors and friends of Doug welcome to attend and share stories.

Sunday- March 8- (3pm) Sunday afternoon Round 3 tire changing competition at the Dirt Track 187 Media 187 Sportsman Car of Steve Young

*Schedule subject to change

Following the tradition that the Pados Brothers started the show is Free to all patrons who attend. As always many of vendors will be present selling apparel, souvenirs, pictures for all you race fans. For all you racing moms out there we will have jewelry, clothing and other home décor vendors on site. Finally, after a few strolls around the mall and the show there will be a screening room to sit back and relax and watch racing videos from different tracks and different eras for asphalt and dirt racing.

We are still accepting race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Sponsor packages are also available if you would like to have your business be a part of the show. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 and via email at Justin.Beltrame@gmail.com for entry forms and more details. For all the social media gurus please also check the Dirt Track Heroes Facebook page for further updates and Press Releases.

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." and features 25 signature sauces. The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting at their address at 1304 Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the continuing and growing list of associate sponsors assembled for the 2020 edition of the show. IRCO Community Federal Credit, Premio Foods, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Snydersville Raceway, Oreville Kart Club, Smith Fabrications.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

Tony Stewart earns back-to-back top-fives during USCS action in Mississippi and Florida; Chatham Speedway doubleheader ahead

Date: Friday, February 28th
Event: USCS Season Opener
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour
Track: Hattiesburg Speedway (Hattiesburg, Miss.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (5th)

Date: Saturday, February 29th
Event: Battle at the Beach
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour
Track: Southern Raceway (Milton, Fla.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (4th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 2, 2020) – Making the swap from 410c.i. sprint car competition to 360c.i. sprint car competition, ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart continued his 2020 campaign with a pair of stops in Mississippi and Florida during the recent weekend and joined the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) at Hattiesburg Speedway and Southern Raceway, respectively. The weekend doubleheader turned into back-to-back top-five finishes for the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, highlighting his road trip with a runner-up finish at Southern Raceway on Saturday, February 29.

Although it had no bearing on the rest of the program, Smoke kicked-off his evening at Southern Raceway with a USCS dash victory.

Before finishing second at Southern Raceway to Mark Smith, the product of an outside-second row starting position, Stewart put on an impressive display at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on Friday, February 28, which ended with a hard-fought rally from the tail of the field to finish fifth. Stewart started the main event in the exact same position as he finished, but spun to a stop on the opening lap forcing the Columbus, Indiana-native to restart at the back of the pack.

Smoke’s weekend accomplishments bumped his season top-five total to four, now with two against the All Star Circuit of Champions and two against the USCS.

“It was a solid weekend for our team. I had the opportunity to get around Mark (Smith) on Saturday, but he’s been pretty tough to beat in a 360 lately. It was going to take a lot more than a great car to drive around him,” Tony Stewart said, who restarted right behind Smith at Southern Raceway with three laps remaining. “Regardless, I’m proud of my guys. We’ll do what we can to improve next time.”

Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with another USCS doubleheader in the deep south, this time visiting Chatham Speedway in Chatham, Louisiana, on Friday and Saturday, March 6 & 7.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Mobil 1/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Carquest/TechNet Professional Automotive Service/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Absolute Automation & Security/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Tony Stewart:
Web: www.tonystewart.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyStewart

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg
2020 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 4
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 4
Total Top-10s: 4
**Stats reflect Tony Stewart results, only

 

Whittall continues to record valuable lap time at Lincoln Speedway; Lincoln & Port Royal ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (March 2, 2020) – Although a frustrating start to his 2020 campaign, most recently missing main event action at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1, Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall is far from discouraged. In fact, the Garden State youngster is looking forward to trying his hand at Lincoln Speedway yet again on Saturday, March 7.

In addition, Whittall, driver of the Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Mid-Atlantic Transport/Worldwide Bearings/FK Rod Ends/Stilo Helmets/JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry/Keizer Aluminum Wheels/Enterprise/Ground Blind Boys/Ryan Taylor Graphics/No. 67 sprint car, will visit the ‘Speed Palace’ at Port Royal Speedway for its $5,000-to-win season opener on Sunday afternoon, March 8.

Certainly no stranger to the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile, Whittall earned a pair of podium outcomes at Port Royal in 2019 highlighted by a runner-up finish on June 15.

“It just takes time,” Justin Whittall said, who spends the majority of his time at Port Royal Speedway rather than Lincoln Speedway. “We like visiting Lincoln Speedway, we just haven’t got a hold of the place yet. It’s not an easy place to race, but our time will come.”

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Brotherton Brewing Company, Pioneer Auto Body, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, Ryan Taylor Graphics.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports and Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall. Fans should keep up with Justin Whittall on the Web at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at the official online home of JW Motorsports: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

STATS:
2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.

 

Michalski 18th in the Pigeon Hills

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (March 2, 2020) – It was a productive afternoon in the Pigeon Hills for former Lincoln Speedway winner Brett Michalski, and although his end-result was short of a top-ten, the Penndel, Pennsylvania-native was strong enough to lock himself into a feature redraw position by virtue of a second-place finish during his respective heat race.

As a result of the afternoon’s redraw, Michalski, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/CR Graphix/SC Signs/Pyrotect/Hinchman Indy/No. 73B sprint car, started ninth on Lincoln Speedway’s afternoon grid. Despite a tough effort against some of the best in the Keystone State, Michalski would conclude the 25-lapper 18th in the running order.

“We were on the right track yesterday, we just needed to be better at the end,” Brett Michalski stated, a former Lincoln Speedway feature winner and 410 rookie of the year. “It takes time to find some rhythm and get comfortable in the car. My team works hard and refuses to give up. We’ll do what we can to keep getting better and better each week.”

Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports will return to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway for another afternoon program on Saturday, March 7.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/CR Graphix/SC Signs/Pyrotect/Hinchman Indy.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to keep track of Brett Michalski Motorsports on all of the available social media outlets including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BJMMotorsports/

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Earned 2018 Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors. Earned Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway heat race victories. Finished 11th in the final Lincoln Speedway standings.

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker. Rallied from 17th to finish 13th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Earned first-ever 410 sprint car win during action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 13. Finished tenth at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 18. Rallied from 21st to 12th during Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS Motor Speedway.

2019 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway – 6/8/2019)

 


 

Brock Zearfoss rallies from 13th to finish fourth at Lincoln Speedway; Lincoln and Port Royal next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (March 2, 2020) – It was a productive afternoon in the Pigeon Hills for the ‘Jonestown Jet,’ concluding his visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway with a top-five outcome after starting 13th on the main event grid. For Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing, the top-five finish was a case of redemption, as the team was denied a top-five during Lincoln’s annual Icebreaker just one week prior. The culprit, wreaking havoc with just a few circuits remaining, was a broken shock mount.

Zearfoss, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./ C&D Rigging Inc./BAPS Auto Paints & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/Klick Lewis Cars/J.P. Adamsky Trucking/No. 3Z sprint car, concluded his rally from 13th in the fourth position, chasing Brian Montieth, Danny Dietrich, and eventual winner, Dylan Cisney, to the final checkers.

The Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native kicked-off his afternoon with a fifth-place finish during his respective heat race, ultimately resulting in his seventh row starting spot.

“I can’t say enough about this team. We have a great thing going right now and I’m super proud of everyone involved. The guys never give up and they proved that this afternoon with a great car that pushed me from 13th to fourth. We are pretty pumped up,” Brock Zearfoss said, who now owns a trio of top-five outcomes in 2020. “Sometimes it’s hard to build momentum with only one start on the weekends, but I’m confident we have everything clicking in all the right places.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with a pair of Central Pennsylvania stops on Saturday and Sunday, March 7 & 8. The ‘Jonestown Jet’ will return to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday before making the trek to the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ on Sunday, March 8. Sunday’s Port Royal Speedway season opener will award a $5,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, and Bell Helmets.

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

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

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

2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019)

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics (Final): Wins: N/A Top-5s: 3 Top-10s: 5

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during $10,000-to-win finale. Rallied from 13th to finish fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1.

 

Danny Dietrich edged out in the Pigeon Hills; Lincoln and Port Royal ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (March 2, 2020) – Certainly synonymous with success in the Pigeon Hills, ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich was one position shy of capturing a second consecutive victory at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway over the weekend, only to be denied by Dylan Cisney by a fraction of a second.

Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car, finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday afternoon, utilizing patience and skill to maneuver ahead from sixth on the grid.

Although Cisney held on to earn a first-ever Lincoln victory, the battle for the top spot remained action-packed until the final checkers flew, as Cisney, Dietrich, Gerard McIntyre, Jr. and Brian Montieth, who led laps three through 13 before spinning outside of the top-five, raced nearly nose-to-tail for the final four circuits.

In fact, Montieth and Dietrich each drove by McIntyre to secure second and third, respectively, with three laps remaining, all before Dietrich settled into the runner-up spot with two laps remaining. A desperate last-ditch attempt to track down Cisney ultimately fell short by two-tenths of a second.

Dietrich kicked-off his afternoon at Lincoln Speedway with a third-place finish during his respective heat race, good enough to qualify for the feature redraw.

“That was a lot of fun. Hopefully the fans enjoyed that one because it was a ton of fun for all of us racing near the front. Of course, we wanted that one bad, but we want all of them. That’s what we are out here to do,” Danny Dietrich said, a 15-time feature winner in 2019. “I can’t say enough about this team right now. Jake and everyone else works their butts off and I appreciate all that they do. Hopefully we can come back out next weekend and win one or two.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with a Central Pennsylvania doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, March 7 & 8. Dietrich will jumpstart his weekend with another afternoon visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7, followed by the $5,000-to-win Port Royal Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 8.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet/Buick/GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, El Vista Orchards.

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

STATS:
2020 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 2
Top-10s: 3
Wins: 1

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22)

2020 Highlights: Finished tenth against All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on February 6. Won Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000 Icebreaker on February 22. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1.

 

 

2020 Season Set To Open Friday with Star Studded Show Featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Sprint Car Series

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Merced, CA)- Coming off of a great first year at the helm of Merced Speedway, S&S Promotions is set to embark on their second season at the track and that season will open on Friday night March 6th as the Lucas Oil ASCS National Sprint Series comes to town and share the stage with the IMCA Sport Mods and the Mini late Models.

Making their first appearance at Merced Speedway the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour will bring a collection of winged sprint car aces from coast to coast as well as drivers from Canada and Australia to take on the stiff competition that the California contingent has to offer.

Leading the way for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Sprint Car Series are the likes of Blahe Hahn, multi time champion in California, Roger Crockett, Australian sharp shooter, Scott Bogucki, Matt Covington, Harli White, John Carney, II, a host of drivers from Canada including Thomas Kennedy, Jr, Robbie Price, Alex Hill, and Dylan Westbrook, and a host of others.

The stars and cars form the ASCS tour will go toe to toe on the quarter mile bullring against California standouts such as, Andy Forsberg, Justyn Cox, Shane Golobic, World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year, Carson Macedo, Dominic Scelzi, Justin Sanders, Colby Copeland, DJ Netto, Tanner and Blake Carrick, Mitchell and Michael Faccinto, Kalib Henry, Tanner and Blake Carrick, Tony Gualda, Kyle Offill, Shane Hopkins, and more.

Also on the card Friday night are the season openers for the IMCA Sport Mods, who put on quite the shows on a weekly basis in 2019, as well as the upstart Mini Late Model division.

Tickets for the show on March 6th are all General Admission and start at 5$ for kids 6-12, $25 for seniors 60 and up as well as Military, and just $30 for adults while those young fans five and under are free.

The pit gate is slated to open at 2pm, with the main grandstands opening at 5pm. Hot laps will go green a promptly 6pm with heat race action slated for 7pm.

STAY CONNECTED- Keep up with the happenings at Merced Speedway by clicking over to www.mercedspeedway.net or by ‘Liking’ https://www.facebook.com/mercedspeedway/ on Facebook.

Merced Speedway is located at 900 Martin Luther King Drive Merced, CA 95341.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Scores Top-10 with Lucas Oil ASCS National Series

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the trip to Arizona over the weekend, Tanner Carrick kicked his 2020 Sprint Car season off with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and came away with a Top-10 finish to wrap his weekend up on Saturday.

“The track was extremely slick all weekend long, and it actually allowed us to try some things,” Tanner Carrick said. “We don’t have a ton of laps on anything that slick so I’m pretty happy with the speed we had.”

Friday night saw the Lincoln, CA driver work his way into the feature event after coming from the ‘B’ aboard the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine.

Lining up 19th on the grid, passing would be at a premium from the back of the pack with rubber going down very early in the opening night of action for the traveling 360 series. Finishing 20th, Carrick and company would look to better themselves on night number two.

Going from eighth to fourth in his heat race on Saturday, Carrick earned a ton of valuable points as he made his way into a qualifier. Continuing to show speed at Canyon Speedway Park, Carrick would advance from fourth to finish second.

Drawing a front row starting position for the feature event, Carrick would again find himself on a very slick surface. Keeping himself in the hunt as the race came to life, Carrick would find himself battling with the likes of Sam Hafertepe, Jr, Harli White, and Justin Sanders amongst others.

With a very fast car underneath him, the youngster would keep his machine well inside the Top-10 for the duration of the feature event. When the race was complete, Carrick capped the weekend with an eighth-place finish.

“We don’t typically see a surface quite like that, so I am really with happy with the changes that we made and with how everything felt,” Carrick said. “Thanks to all the guys for their hard work all weekend long.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 2, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 1

ON TAP: Carrick has quite the weekend up ahead. Friday he will continue to battle with the ASCS National Tour at Merced Speedway, Saturday he head to DuQuoin, IL for the Shamrock Classic with the Petry Motorsports team, and Sunday he will return home to race at Petaluma Speedway again with the ASCS National Tour.

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.

 

 

Blake Carrick Makes The Show with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA: Kicking the 2020 season off over the weekend by traveling to Arizona to meet up with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Blake Carrick would build off of Friday night’s run and successfully make his first ever National tour feature event on Saturday.

“Our results weren’t spectacular, but it was a pretty loaded field and we had a lot of speed which was really nice,” Blake Carrick said. “I felt pretty good, and felt like I got better all weekend long, so hopefully we can keep that trend going this week.”

Friday night saw the young Lincoln, CA pilot check in at Canyon Speedway Park and line up fifth in his heat race. Slipping back to a seventh-place finish, Carrick would take the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed machine to the night’s “B” main.

Lining up 16th in the “B’, Carrick would go to work on the slick surface. With his elbows up, Carrick would look to make a big run and punch his ticket into the feature event. Slicing and dicing his way forward, Carrick would crack the Top-10 as the laps clicked away. Able to get into sixth, Carrick would narrowly miss out on a transfer position as he closed his Friday night out.

Back in action on Saturday, Carrick continued to show the speed he displayed in Friday night’s ‘B’ as he picked up a third-place finish in his heat race.

Moving into a qualifier, Carrick would pick up the win which put him 10th in points and locked him directly into the feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 10th starting position, the ultra-slick surface would prove to be a little tricky in the early laps as he lost some track position. As the rubber started to go down on the speedway, it would make it extremely difficult to make up those lost spots.

When the checkered flag few on the event, Carrick close the night with a 20th place finish.

“Thanks to everyone who made the weekend possible,” Carrick said. “I was happy with how my car felt, and am looking forward to Merced, Placerville, and Petaluma this weekend.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake gets right back to work this weekend as he will battle with the Lucas Oil ASCS National tour on Friday night at Merced Speedway, Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, and Sunday night at Petaluma Speedway.

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

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

 

 

Jesse Love Lands on Podium During Debut with Cox Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: After tearing up the pavement with Bill McAnally Racing to open his 2020 season, Jesse Love made it to the dirt over the weekend in his first outing with Cox Racing and picked up a third-place finish at Marysville Raceway.

“Overall it was a really solid night,” Jesse Love said. “Short tracks really have been my Achilles heel in the Winged Sprint Car, so to come out and get a podium out of the box has me really excited for what is to come this year with Cox Racing.”

Checking in at Marysville Raceway on Saturday night, Love timed the HomeSmiles.com/Toyota TRD/MDW backed No. 44 machine in fifth fastest amongst the 14 cars checked in for battle.

Moving into heat race action, the Menlo Park, CA driver would chase after Andy Forsberg as he ran in the second position. Unable to get by the veteran, Love would take the second-place finish and ready himself for the 25-lap feature event.

Lining up in the second row of the feature event, Love would find himself amidst a torrid battle with eventual race winner, Ryan Robinson, and the aforementioned Forsberg.

Continuing to run well in his debut with Cox Racing, Love would be destined and determined to land on the podium. Keeping pace with the lead pack, Love capped a very good debut with a third place finish.

“I absolutely loved working with Justyn Cox and Rodney Tiner on Saturday night and feel that we have a shot at winning a lot of races this year,” Love added. “I really can’t thank the Cox family, and Rodney, enough for all of their hard work. I am really excited or the year ahead.”

ON TAP: Love will be right back this coming weekend as he will battle the ASCS National Tour on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, and Sunday night at Petaluma Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top-10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Jesse Love by following him on Twitter @jesselovejr1

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Showcasing Three Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Races in California This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (March 2, 2020) - Three straight nights of action in California fill up the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network schedule this weekend.

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races on Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced; on Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville; and on Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma will be live streamed as RacinBoys All Access subscribers can watch hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews each night. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription.

The races at Merced Speedway and at Petaluma Speedway will mark the series debut while it has been nearly eight years since the series visited Placerville Speedway. Mason Moore won that race and Wayne Johnson swept the inaugural doubleheader at the track in 2011.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races last weekend in Arizona featured more than 50 cars both nights.

Also of note, RacinBoys resumes PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast in the middle of April.

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

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Williamson Soaks Up Knowledge During ASCS National Tour Season-Opening Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - PEORIA, Ariz. (March 2, 2020) - The improvement was evident last weekend for Garet Williamson, who made his debut as a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year contender.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports team traveled to Canyon Speedway Park, where more than 50 drivers invaded the oval for the two-day event that began on Friday. Williamson placed sixth in a heat race before he advanced from ninth to eighth in a qualifier and from eighth to fifth place in a B Main.

"We struggled early in the night and found speed late," he said. "You have to be on your game from the first time you roll out in your heat race. There's so many good drivers out there. You can't afford to make mistakes because they are ready to pounce, especially with that many cars."

Saturday showed improvement as Williamson placed third in both a heat race and qualifier before he ended fourth in a B Main, which was only one position shy of transferring into the A Main.

"It was so tricky," he said. "You had to roll the bottom in turns one and two. If you missed it getting in you were hung out to dry. Coming out of turn two it shelves off and flattens out on top. If you wanted to run the top you had to cut down before the exit. It has an oval shaped backstretch so it was tough to run.

"As a team we learned a lot. We learned so much about our setups and me getting more laps on a track like that where you have to drive and hit your marks. I don't have a lot of laps in a sprint car so every time we hit the track I get better."

A trio of California ovals are up next with the ASCS National Tour visiting Merced Speedway in Merced on Friday; Placerville Speedway in Placerville on Saturday; and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma on Sunday.

"We want to put it in the show, but we want to keep learning and applying the information we learned to the next night," Williamson said. "The goal is to be consistent and keep learning."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 28 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 6 (3); Qualifier: 8 (9); B Main: 5 (8).

Feb. 29 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (1); Qualifier: 3 (1); B Main: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.; Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.; and Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts

Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts has been serving Mid-Missouri for over 50 years. Established by Walter Sorrels in 1954, the salvage yard is still owned and operated by the Sorrels family three generations later. The business is located in Columbia, Mo., and specializes in foreign and domestic cars and truck parts. Additionally, it carries rebuilders, new and aftermarket parts, and has a standard 90-day warranty. For more information, visit http://www.SorrelsAutoandTruck.com .

"Sorrels Auto has been a sponsor for a while and the Sorrels Family has supported me for several years," Williamson said. "Mitchell and Corrie Sorrels have developed into friends throughout the years and I'm grateful for their support."

Williamson would also like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, JBC Transport Group LLC, Tiger Towing, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Sams III Progresses in Arizona During ASCS National Tour Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - PEORIA, Ariz. (March 2, 2020) - Sams LaMountain Racing driver Danny Sams III improved throughout the season-opening Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event last weekend.

Sams III invaded Canyon Speedway Park for the first time in his career and faced more than 50 competitors at the tricky track. He placed seventh in a heat race before charging from 14th to seventh in a B Main on Friday.

"The first night we struggled early," he said. "We pulled a bad pill and it was hard to move forward. We gained seven spots in the B Main, but it was too little too late. We were able to learn a lot. We built big time off the first night to the second."

It showed on Saturday as Sams III maneuvered from seventh to third place in a heat race and from sixth to fourth place in a qualifier. That ranked him fourth in overall points out of the 50-plus drivers.

"That put us in a great spot," he said. "We started fourth in the main event, but unfortunately had a tire problem and a car problem that made the car extremely unbalanced. We couldn't get the car into the track to move forward. Right away we lost it and by the time the rubber came in, making it more under control, we had already fallen back pretty fast."

Sams III held on for a 19th-place finish. He is currently tied for second in the Rookie of the Year Award standings after the first two nights of the season.

"I have a lot of confidence being able to run that good in the beginning on Saturday," he said. "We're racing somewhere that's new to us again, but we're excited to head to California this weekend."

Next up for the team is a trio of ASCS National Tour races - Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.; Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.; and Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. It will be the team's debut at all three ovals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 28 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 7 (14).

Feb. 29 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (7); Qualifier: 4 (6); Feature: 19 (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.; Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.; and Sunday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Slade Shock Technology, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., Steele Performance Parts, Outlaw Racing Fuels and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Earns Back-to-Back Runner-Up Results in California and Arizona

Inside Line Promotions - PEORIA, Ariz. (March 2, 2020) - Giovanni Scelzi produced a pair of top-notch performances in his family owned sprint car during the last two weekends.

Scelzi earned a runner-up result on Feb. 22 at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., before duplicating that result last Friday at Canyon Speedway Park, which hosted a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader that featured more than 50 drivers.

"We progressively got better throughout each night," he said. "It's good to move forward like we did both nights and get a strong finish since we have a lot of new pieces with our team."

Scelzi made his sprint car season debut at Keller Auto Speedway, where he qualified eighth quickest before placing second in a heat race to narrowly miss a spot into the dash. Scelzi capped the night by maneuvering from ninth to second in the feature.

"We made changes throughout the night to get better and almost came away with a win," he said. "It was a solid night overall and something we could build on."

The team took that momentum into Canyon Speedway Park, where Scelzi made his debut on Friday. He advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race before winning a qualifier. That ranked him 11th in event points to garner the 11th starting position for the 25-lap feature.

"The track rubbered up around Lap 12 and we were up to second around that point," he said. "You need to really get in traffic or have the leader make a mistake to be able to get the lead once the track gets like that. It was another solid night with a second-place finish."

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Scelzi winning a heat race. A fifth-place finish in a qualifier was followed by a B Main win.

"About four laps to go in the B Main I started getting a vibration," he said. "I thought it might have been a tire going down or a shock, but when we came in it turned out to be a mechanical problem so we had to call it a night early."

Next up for Scelzi is an ARCA Menards Series event this Friday at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Ariz.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 22 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 2 (9).

Feb. 28 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 4 (5); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (11).

Feb. 29 - Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 5 (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: DNF (17).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., with the ARCA Menards Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Meridian Steel

Meridian Steel manufactures steel for a variety of uses, including 80 percent of the steel used by Scelzi Enterprises. For more information, visit http://www.MeridianSteel.com.

"Sam at Meridian Steel has been a supporter for us for several years and is tied in with our family business," Scelzi said. "Not only is he a sponsor of our race team, but he enjoys racing in general. We're grateful to have his support."

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

 

 

Blane Heimbach And Creasy No. 12 Ready To Go For 2020 Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/1/20

Selinsgrove, Pa - Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove and the Creasy/Heimbach Racing No. 12 sprint car team are ready for their 2020 racing campaign in the area.

The team welcomes back Goff Racing and Selinsgrove Ford as primary sponsors for the 2020 season that will include racing at Selinsgrove and Port Royal Speedways.

The 37-year old Heimbach will throttle the Creasy No. 12 sprinter for the 19th season in 2020.

Together, the team has scored a total of 82 feature wins to date and a total of five track titles at area speedways.

Also returning to the Creasy/Heimbach racing stables fold of sponsors for another season will be Penns Valley Meat Market, Braim Refrigeration and AC, Mach 1 Chassis, MTR Transport and Modern Heritage.

Associate sponsors for the year ahead include Packers Concessions, Central Builders, Apache Tree Service, Keizer Wheels and DMI.

Heimbach and the No. 12 expect to hit the track for the team’s first races of the season in early March.

They will spend the season competing in the majority of the 410 sprint races at Port Royal Speedway and all 410 sprint races and select 360 sprint shows at Selinsgrove Speedway.

“The Selinsgrove Sensation,” driver Blane Heimbach and Bloomsburg car owners Jeff and Melissa Creasy count titles during their tenure at Clinton County, Selinsgrove and Port Royal Speedways.

Team wins have come in 358, 360 and 410 c.i.-powered sprint car racing action since pairing late in 2001.

 

 

360C.I. SPRINT CAR BANDITS BRING HIGH SPEED ACTION & DRAMA to KSP on SATURDAY MARCH 28th – 7pm!

Kennedale, TX (02/29/20) by DarinShort.com. The best 360C.I. powered Sprint Car teams of the region will be on hand to figuratively and literally shred the dirt of the ¼ mile Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday March 28th at 7pm, when the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series presents the running of the Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championship.

Track Promoter Tony Dycus comments: “Last year the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series brought a great group of cars to Kennedale Speedway Park, with a huge crowd attending the event. This year we’re giving fans more of what they want, so we’d added a second date for the SCB in 2020, which will be on Saturday, September 26th. And we’re holding the line on ticket pricing. Adults can get in to see these events for just $16 so more families can afford to take it in.”

Pit Gates open at 4pm on race day, Saturday March 28th, with racing at 7pm. Grandstands open at 5pm. KSP divisions will round out the very full night of racing, including IMCA Modifieds, SportMods, Stock Cars & Sport Compact divisions; plus the Factory Stocks and Junior Mini Stocks. The SCB are slated to run 2nd or 3rd division out for the feature event (determined by when optimum track conditions for sprint cars exist, as all SCB events.).

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 5:30pm until just about 6pm. There, you can meet the SCB drivers, get selfies, purchase apparel (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars and put a face to a car number.

SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event again in 2020.

If you’d like to get series t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com has them for sale right now.

Kennedale Speedway Park (KSP) is located at 6727 Hudson Village Creek Kennedale, TX 76060. Click www.raceKSP.com for complete track details. You can email raceKSP@yahoo.com or Track Promoter Tony Dycus at Tony.Dycus@yahoo.com if you need additional information. By searching ‘Kennedale Speedway Park’ on Facebook, you can check out the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

SPRINT CAR TEAMS: Standard SCB posted rules are in effect. All eligible sprint car teams of 360C.I. or lower must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules and procedures information, so their car is ready for action when they arrive at the track on race day. Eligibility rules are also posted on the rules page, contact the series with any questions. No entry fee or series membership fee is required; just a $20 draw-in fee. Draw-in and pit meeting at 5pm, draw closes at 5:30pm, then it’s off to Fan Fest which starts at 5:30pm.

All sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

The standard posted SCB purse and rules are in effect. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers must go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

And if you are looking for a sprint car event the weekend previous to KSP, the Sprint Car Bandits series ‘Gordon Woolley Classic’ is slated at Heart O’ Texas Speedway just north of Waco, TX. Details are at the series website.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you Saturday March 28th when the Sprint Car Bandits series electrifies the ¼ mile oval of Kennedale Speedway Park for the first of two 2020 events!


 

 

FORMER NASCAR CUP SERIES TEAM ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE WILL OVERSEE

DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS FOR THE MOBILE PIT PASS APP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 28, 2020) – In February 2020, Tiffany (Tiff) Powers joined Pit Pay, the only mobile pit pass app for the motorsports industry, as the company’s Chief Operations Officer.

As COO, Powers will direct the day-to-day operations of Pit Pay, including partner and track relations, product management, client support, and marketing and communications. She will report directly to Pit Pay president and founder, Frank Bolter.

“I’m excited that Tiff has joined Pit Pay; she is the absolute perfect fit to lead the organization,” said Bolter. “Tiff has been involved in many facets of the motorsports industry – her résumé is impressive and diverse, and she truly understands the business. Pit Pay may be new technology to the motorsports industry, but with Tiff’s background and leadership, I am confident that we can use our technology to enhance the at-track experience while establishing a standard of excellence for the Pit Pay brand.”

Powers joins Pit Pay after four and a half years at Hendrick Motorsports, where she worked as a media relations representative for drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and William Byron before transitioning to the role of account executive for the famed No. 24 team, working with the team’s primary partners, Axalta, Liberty University, Hertz, UniFirst, Hendrick Autoguard, and associate partner 2XU. In 2016, Powers was voted as the NASCAR Cup Series PR Representative of the Year.

With more than 20 years in motorsports, Powers got her start working with her family-owned Charlie Daniels Racing team in 1999, when she was 14 years old. After working with her father and brother as a mechanic and spotter, she began her own driving career in 2001, starting in Legends cars and progressing through the ranks to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and even drag racing before getting out from behind the wheel in 2012.

While pursuing her driving career, Powers earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in motorsports and a minor in public relations from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2007. Upon graduation, Powers joined NASCAR Cup Series team Chip Ganassi Racing where she worked as an engineer for three years. Powers then pivoted to business and marketing, joining GMR Marketing on the Lowe’s Racing account. After working on the Lowe’s program with driver Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team for several years, Powers moved to JR Motorsports as the public relations representative for drivers Earnhardt, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne and Ben Rhodes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series before being promoted within the year to the Cup Series as Earnhardt’s media relations rep with sister organization Hendrick Motorsports.

“I’ve worked in a lot of different areas of the motorsports industry,” said Powers. “Along the way, I met Frank and collaborated with him other industry projects. We’re both passionate about giving back to the motorsports industry and guiding it into the future. When he approached me about joining Pit Pay, I was extremely impressed by the effort and resources he has put into researching, developing and launching the Pit Pay app. Frank identified a need in the motorsports industry and created a solution with Pit Pay, and I am ready to jump in and help him launch the company and build it from the ground up.”

Pit Pay provides its users – racers, crew members and other attendees – with a simple, hassle-free experience in the app and at the track. Pit Pay customers can quickly and easily purchase pit passes in advance using the app. Once they arrive at the track, users proceed directly to the dedicated Pit Pay check-in area, present the mobile pit pass on their device and receive their armband or credential, saving valuable time standing in line, signing waivers and exchanging cash. The Pit Pay app safely and securely stores credit card information and users’ favorite tracks and series to make purchasing a pit pass as simple as a few clicks on their mobile devices.

Pit Pay is free to download from the Apple app and Google Play stores. The app is available in the U.S. and all current tracks and events are located in the continental U.S. Additional information on the Pit Pay app is available at www.pitpay.com.

ABOUT PIT PAY:
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Pit Pay Inc. launched the Pit Pay mobile pit pass app in 2019 to give users the ability to purchase pit passes in advance for motorsports events across the U.S. on Apple and Android mobile devices. With electronic I.D. verification and waiver execution, the Pit Pay app offers the only safe and secure advance purchase method for pit passes. For more information, please visit PitPay.com or interact on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Tony Stewart Store and Tony Stewart Foundation Unite to #DoItForGrady

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 28, 2020) - Tony Stewart Store, the official apparel and merchandise supplier of Tony Stewart Racing, Eldora Speedway, and Smoke, is pleased to announce that ten percent of combined sales collected throughout the entire month of March via online store portals and traveling merchandise trailer will be donated directly to Grady Chandler’s recovery fund and family.

In addition, Tony Stewart Foundation, an organization that provides grant funding to well-qualified organizations serving children who are critically ill or physically disabled; animals at-risk or endangered; and drivers injured in the sport of motor racing, has agreed to match the ten percent gained, which will also be donated directly to Grady Chandler.

Chandler (19) was injured in a non-wing sprint car accident during a USAC event at Creek County Speedway in Creek County, Oklahoma, on July 26. The Piedmont, Oklahoma-native suffered fractures in many of his vertebrae including his C1, C2, C3, C4 and C5.

Scheduled to be discharged from an Atlanta hospital on March 3, an issue resurfaced with his coccyx, an injury sustained during the incident at Creek County Speedway, which has forced Chandler to resort to bedrest for the next several months, or until the issue heals. Once the issue heals, Chandler can proceed with therapy. As a result, Chandler’s family has decided to uproot from Oklahoma and move to Atlanta until Chandler’s medical issues have been resolved.

“The last thing we ever want to hear about is a racer getting hurt, but when times like that occur, the best response we can give is support,” Tony Stewart explained. “Grady’s bravery and willingness to never give up is truly inspiring. It’s stories like his that make us want to get involved and do our part in pushing Grady toward a healthy and speedy recovery.”

The ten percent total sales tally will begin Sunday, March 1, and extend through Tuesday, March 31. Any apparel updates and/or specials will be posted online, as well as on social media.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Do It For Grady: Facebook: www.facebook.com/doitforgrady Twitter: www.twitter.com/chandlerracin

Tony Stewart Store: Web: www.tonystewartstore.com Twitter www.twitter.com/tsrstore Facebook: www.facebook.com/tonystewartstore

Tony Stewart Foundation: Web: www.tonystewartfoundation.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/thetonystewartfoundation Twitter: www.twitter.com/14tsf

 

 

JEFF DYER STARTS AMBITIOUS SPRINT CAR SEASON IN ARIZONA

(February 28, 2020) Jeff Dyer, the sprint car racing California Highway Patrol officer, will open a busy season when the USAC/CRA Series kicks off its 2020 campaign at Canyon Speedway Park on March 6th and 7th. The races will be the first two of a planned 34 on the veteran driver’s racing schedule.

The Yucca Valley, California based racer’s schedule will see him contest events in six different series on six different tracks between the March opener and the final race of the year in November. Fourteen of the races will be in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series, 13-will be with USAC/CRA (four will be co-sanctioned with the USAC Southwest Series and three will be co-sanctioned with the USAC National Series) and seven will be with the Ventura Racing Association Sprint Cars.

As well as the varied tracks, the varied series will see Dyer wheel three types of cars in the 2020 campaign. In the California Lightning Series, he will be driving his own familiar #4 powered by a Crutchfield GSXR 1000. With the USAC/CRA Series (and the co-sanctions with USAC Southwest and National), he will be wheeling a 410 cubic inch car owned by Cal Smith. For the VRA (Ventura Racing Association) races, he will steer a 360 cubic inch power plant owned by his wife Christina.

The Dyer racing crew for 2019 consists of crew chief Seth Dyer, Christina Dyer, James Turnbull and Rob Gardner.

Next week’s race on the dirt track located in Peoria, Arizona is the 3rd Annual Spring Showcase. It will be Dyer’s second-ever appearance at the track. He contested last year’s Spring Showcase and was having one of his best runs of the season until a gear problem reared its ugly head.

Fans who would like to catch the 36-year old Dyer in action in Arizona can find the 1/3 of a mile Canyon Speedway Park at 9777 W. Carefree Highway in Peoria (85383). The track phone number is (602) 258-7223 and the website is https://www.canyonspeedwaypark.com/. Gates will open at 5:00 P.M. both nights with racing at 7:30 on Friday and 7:00 P.M. on Saturday.

Dyer would like to thank the following companies for baking his 2020 racing effort. John Springstead Racing, T Shirts By Timeless, LBA Investigations, Safe House, Hair Cuts by Susie and Amsoil. If you would like to be a part of the team in 2020, call or send and E-mail to the contact information at the top of this page.

Jeff Dyer 2020 Racing Schedule and Results

March 6 Canyon Speedway Park (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest

March 7 Canyon Speedway Park (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest

March 14 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints

March 21 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints

March 28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

April 18 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints

April 25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

May 2 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA

May 2 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints

May 9 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints

May 23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

June 6 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars

June 6 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints

June 20 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars

June 27 Merced Speedway California Lightning Sprints

July 11 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars

July 25 Santa Maria Raceway California Lightning Sprints

August 15 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA

August 15 Santa Maria Raceway California Lightning Sprints

August 22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

August 29 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars

August 29 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints

Sept. 4 Merced Speedway USAC/CRA

Sept. 5 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints

Sept. 12 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars

Sept. 19 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints

Sept. 26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA

October 3 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars

October 17 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprint Cars

October 31 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints

Nov. 5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA, National, Southwest

Nov. 6 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA, National, Southwest

Nov. 7 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA, National, Southwest

Nov. 17 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints

*Schedule subject to change

This release was produced by Scott Daloisio (909) 226-7768 mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES 2020 SEASON FINALE SET FOR MARCH 13-14 IN SYRACUSE NY; TWO COMPLETE SHOWS WILL DETERMINE BELFOR CONCRETE SERIES CHAMPIONS; MIKE CHRISTOPHER, JR. TO MAKE INDOOR TQ DEBUT

SYRACUSE, NY February 27, 2020 . . . The 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels, TQ Midget, Champ Kart, and Slingshot championships will be determined on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, 2020 inside the New York State Exposition Center in Syracuse. NY.

Tickets are available in advance at a range of different prices through links on www.indoorautoracing.com and the venue box office the day of the events.

While much of the Syracuse weekend revolves around the torrid point championship chases, the entry of New Englander Mike Christopher, Jr., who will be making his first start in a TQ Midget, is noteworthy.

Christopher will race a team car to Scott Kreutter, which was built by Buffalo, NY’s Trey Hoddick. Christopher’s uncle, the late Ted Christopher, won eight Indoor series feature events and two Series championships. “TC”, who the championship Cup for the TQs is now named, was driving for Hoddick before his death in a plane crash in September of 2017.

The race for the 2020 BELFOR Concrete Series TQ championship has become essentially a four driver race with the two features in Syracuse remaining.

Buffalo. NY area driver Andy Jankowiak, the Atlantic City race winner the last two years, leads the standings with 256 points. Matt Janisch, of Nazareth, PA, who has been consistent in the first three races but hasn’t won, is just two points behind Jankowiak - a virtual dead heat.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY, a four time Series champion (2012, 2015, 2016, 2019), lurks just 14 points off the leader’s place. Rudolph, the 2019 DIRTcar 358 Modified champion, won one of the two races in January held in Allentown, PA. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA, a teammate of Rudolph, sits fourth just 21 points off the pace.

The point award differential between finishing first and second is ten points. The spread between first and last in a feature is 83 markers. With a complete show including a 40 lap feature both nights in Syracuse, one bad night by any of the front runners could torpedo their bid for the title.

Rudolph came into the 2019 inaugural running of the Syracuse event in a battle with Justin Bonsignore and others for the championship. Bonsignore, the 2018 champion, appeared to have the upper hand after winning on Friday’s inaugural event in the new building, but this hopes dissipated after he crashed heavily on Saturday night.

The large point spread and two complete shows in Syracuse could open the door for teenage sensation Briggs Danner of Allentown, PA who is 36 points out of the point lead. Anthony Payne, Fairlawn, NJ, who rides 44 behind the lead and Ryan Bartlett of Watertown, NY, who is 66 points out of the lead, also have a chance at the title should the leaders struggle.

The points chase in both the Slingshot and Champ Kart classes is more sharply defined.

Scott Neary, Columbia, NJ is atop the leaderboard with a 35 point margin over Brett Bieber and Cody Kline.

Kurt Bettler, winless in the four Series Slingshot races in 2019, outpointed Danny Buccafusca to win the title. An even dozen Slingshot hopefuls came into the finale with a mathematical chance to win the coveted title.

Tyler Brown has a 44 point bulge on Todd Crenshaw and a 54 point margin over Ron Midford, Jr. in the Champ Kart division. Brown, of Richfield, Pa., the hired gun of Jason Simmons’ multi-car race team out of Fulton, N.Y., won the Saturday night event in Syracuse last year. Brown has previously won Indoor Series events in Albany, N.Y.’s Times Union Center in 2012 and this year in Allentown, Pa. to start the 2020 season.

Six Champ Kart competitors were in contention for the Series crown last season with Brandon Rucszek winning the laurels ahead of Ryan Kendall and JJ Pacovich.

Corporate sponsorship at a variety of levels to meet every budget is available for the Syracuse event. Interested parties should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or e-mail danny@aarn.com.

 

 

The time for talk is over

In what has become a tradition over the past 13 season’s the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series Champion will be decided this Saturday night when the final round is held at Timmis Speedway, Mildura. With only 50 points separating the top drivers the pressure will be on and whoever takes it out will create history and become the 2020 Series Champion.

The top 5 in points going into the final round are: 1. Michael Tancredi – 3465 2. Daniel Evans – 3415 3. Jarman Dalitz – 3333 4. Mark Caruso – 3233 5. Paul Solomon – 2833

“It really is out of the top 2 guys. We always seem to have fireworks on our final night and I wouldn’t expect anything else this season, whoever it is – Michael or Daniel it will be very special to have a new name on our Honours board. They have both had highs and lows this season, and both have worked hard to pick themselves back up the points tally but unfortunately only one can win. I am pretty excited about it.” Promoter Searle says.

SA95 Jarman Dalitz and SA33 Mark Caruso will be battling it out to lock in 3rd and 4th place in the Championship and with only 100 points separating them these positions will be decided on the night also. 410 regular Steven Caruso’s SA10 was on the podium the last time the series ran at Mildura placing 2nd and would love to take out his maiden All Star feature. SA96 Brendan Guerin is back after a couple of weekends off, SA22 Chad Ely is having his 2nd hit out with the series. NT4 Jamie McInnes is flying in from Darwin again to have his first run at Timmis. “I’ve heard lots of good things about how good the track is and am keen to run there.” McInnes told us. Young hard charger SA3 Ben Morris, V16 James Wren, Rookie VA99 Corey Sandow just to name a few will be part of the action for the final time this season as the series comes to a close.

To top off the weekend the Series is holding their Presentation Pit Party at the end Saturday night’s action to recognise all the drivers & teams for their effort over the past couple of months. “The Pit Party works well for our teams so that why I have continued with it.” Searle says.

Timmis Speedway, February 29th. on track action at 5.30pm.

 

 

PAST WINNERS GRANT AND McINTOSH
ENTER SHAMROCK CLASSIC

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Du Quoin, Illinois (February 27, 2020).........Past Shamrock Classic winners Justin Grant and Cannon McIntosh are among the latest entries for the 5th annual USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget event on March 7 at the Southern Illinois Center as the list of competitors has ballooned to 33 with more entries continuing to be filed each day for the race at the 1/6-mile indoor dirt oval in Du Quoin.

Competitors can enter the Shamrock Classic presented by Dooling Machine Products Midget event at https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2020-shamrock-midget-entry until Thursday, March 5th at noon eastern time. After that deadline, entries for the midget division will increase to $100. Early entry is highly suggested as officials prepare to set heat race lineups with a "draft," similar to that used previously at Du Quoin's "Junior Knepper 55" in 2018 and the 2019 "BC39" at the IMS Dirt Track.

Grant (Ione, Calif.), the 2017 "Shamrock" winner, will pilot a car for RAMS Racing with whom he captured victory one year ago during the Indiana Midget Week round at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

Reigning "Shamrock" victor McIntosh (Bixby, Okla.), meanwhile, will compete as one of four entries from the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports team alongside five-time series winner Zeb Wise (Angola, Ind.) and standout Rookie of the Year contenders Buddy Kofoid (Penngrove, Calif.) and Daison Pursley (Locust Grove, Okla.).

Additional latest entries come from Hayward Motorsports and drivers Tanner Thorson (Minden, Nev.) and Gage Rucker (Bellflower, Mo.). Thorson, the 2016 USAC National Midget champion, was victorious in the 2020 season opener at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. in early February.

Petry Motorsports has filed Shamrock Classic entries for Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, Ala.), who scored the team's first two triumphs with the series in 2019 at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway and Arizona Speedway. He'll be joined by 2017 USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year and 2019 USAC National Most Improved Driver Tanner Carrick (Lincoln, Calif.).

Collinsville, Oklahoma's Tyler Thomas, a winner in both USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car and National Midget competition during his career, will drive his familiar No. 91T, entered by Brian Thomas.

Earlier entries for the "Shamrock" including reigning series champ Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, Ind.), 7th place finisher in last year's event after starting 21st. He is also a past victor in USAC Midget competition at the 1/6-mile indoor dirt oval, capturing the non-points special event Junior Knepper 55 in December of 2016.

Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.), the 2014 and 2016 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion, is undefeated thus far in USAC National features in 2020, sweeping both nights in a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. in mid-February. He's one of just two drivers to have started in the feature event of all four previous editions of the Shamrock Classic with 4th place finishes in both 2016 and 2017 serving as his best. He also took 14th in 2018 and 18th in his most recent start in 2019.

Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) leads the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget standings entering the event following a victory on the second night of the Winter Dirt Games in Ocala. The 2016 USAC Silver Crown and 2017 National Sprint Car champ took 9th in his first career Shamrock Classic start a year ago.

Among the other early Shamrock Classic midget entries include 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Rookie of the Year, Andrew Layser (Collegeville, Pa.), who comes into the event off his best career series result of 3rd in Ocala and finished 8th in his Shamrock debut in 2019.

Tyler Nelson (Olathe, Kans.), a USAC Regional Midget winner at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway in 2019 and a Shamrock Classic starter in 2018 is entered and will be joined by last year's USAC Western States Midget titlist Robert Dalby (Anaheim, Calif.), five-time USAC Western States Midget champion Ronnie Gardner (Corona, Calif.) and 2017 USAC Gulf Coast Midget champ Kyle Jones, all of whom are vying their first Shamrock Classic starts.

Winged micro-sprints will complete their program on Saturday after competing in preliminary events on Friday night, March 6th. Micro competitors are urged to enter at: https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2020-shamrock-micro-entry?fbclid=IwAR3bLKcOlN8E3aUJK8zMTkHLjfX81-4fUwa6p_ABGbeiuOJZfleWzJiq4fg.

Micros will complete the majority of their program on Friday night, starting at 6:30pm Central and culminating with dashes to set up Saturday's events. Only last chance races and the feature will be mixed into a full program for the National Midget Series, which will feature a passing-points format with both heat races and qualifying races.

The "Shamrock Classic" features appearance points only for competitors chasing the NOS Energy Drink National Midget Championship, so all eyes will be on the top prize, elevated to $5,000 for the fifth annual event thanks to event sponsors DM Machine, WWT Raceway, and Fast Lane Racing Apparel.

Fans and competitors alike are invited to join the fun on Friday night at the St. Nicholas Brewing Company in Du Quoin for food and drink specials after a night of micro-sprint racing. Midget teams are also welcome to unload and park on Friday night. Gates open on Friday at 4pm Central with cars on track at 6:30pm. Grandstand tickets for Friday are just five dollars, with pit passes at $25.

Shamrock Classic tickets are on sale at https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2020-usac-shamrock-classic with reserved seats at $25, while general admission tickets are $20 for ages 13 and up. Children's general admission tickets (Age 6-12) are $10. Kids 5 and under are free. Pit passes for Saturday are $35, and those attending both days can purchase pit passes for $55. Tickets and pit passes will be available at the door both days.

Doors open on Saturday at 1pm Central to prepare for hot laps starting at 4pm. More information can be found at http://www.ShamrockClassicDuQuoin.com.

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2020 SHAMROCK CLASSIC MIDGET ENTRY LIST

(33 entries as of February 27, 2020)

4 ROBERT DALBY/Anaheim, CA (Robert Dalby Motorsports)

4A JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA (RAMS Racing)

5 KEVIN THOMAS JR./Cullman, AL (Petry Motorsports)

5o ANTHONY NICHOLSON/Millington, TN (Hagar-Proctor Racing)

7BC TYLER COURTNEY/Indianapolis, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)

7m RONNIE GARDNER/Corona, CA (Iron Dome/Moonshine Motorsports)

7R KYLE JONES/Kennedale, TX (Iron Dome/Moonshine Motorsports)

9 DAISON PURSLEY/Locust Grove, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

9JR DEREK HAGAR/Marion, AR (Hagar Proctor Racing)

10A MICHAEL KLEIN/Elsmere, KY (MWR Technology)

11m KENDALL RUBLE/Vincennes, IN (Martin's Motorsports)

13 AUSTIN YARBROUGH/Myrtle Beach, SC (McGee Racing)

19 TANNER THORSON/Minden, NV (Hayward Motorsports)

19G GAGE RUCKER/Bellflower, MO (Hayward Motorsports)

21H BRADY BACON/Broken Arrow, OK (Kelly Hinck)

28 ACE MCCARTHY/Tahlequah, OK (Dave Mac Motorsports)

35 TANNER CARRICK/Lincoln, CA (Petry Motorsports)

39BC COLE BODINE/Rossville, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)

41 OLIVER AKARD/Fort Myers, FL (Dan & Shellie Akard)

56AP RILEY KREISEL/Warsaw, MO (Travis Young)

57D AIDEN PURDUE/Clinton, IL (McCreery Motorsports)

67 BUDDY KOFOID/Penngrove, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71 ZEB WISE/Angola, IN (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71K CANNON MCINTOSH/Bixby, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

72 SAM JOHNSON/St. Peters, MO (Sam Johnson)

77 DONNIE GENTRY/Henderson, KY (Wayne Simmons)

82 ANDREW LAYSER/Collegeville, PA (Tucker-Boat Motorsports)

88 TYLER NELSON/Olathe, KS (Tyler Nelson)

89 CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL (Tucker-Boat Motorsports)

91 ANDY BISHOP/Harrisburg, IL (Jack Harris Racing)

91T TYLER THOMAS/Collinsville, OK (Brian Thomas)

91x CRAIG OAKES/Marshall, TX (Mounce Motorsports)

95 CHRIS ANDREWS/Tulsa, OK (Miller Racing)

 

 

Crockett Opening Season in Arizona and California With Hope for Strong Start

Inside Line Promotions - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (Feb. 27, 2020) - Roger Crockett will tackle the first two weeks of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition with the hope of being able to contend for the championship this season.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances with our primary partner, business changes recently eliminated our sponsorship for the 2020 season so now everything is out of our pocket," Crockett said. "We're going to Arizona and California to start the ASCS National Tour season and then we'll see how far we can get. We're in a position where we need to secure additional sponsorship to be able to take the next step forward in competing for the ASCS National Tour championship."

Crockett was stout last year during his first full season on the ASCS National Tour, earning a third-place finish in the championship standings after recording a pair of wins, 11 top fives and 21 top 10s in 31 starts.

The 2020 season begins this Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. He produced a pair of top 10s during his only two races at the track in March 2012.

"I remember a strong car count and it was tough to move forward in the heats," he said. "The track didn't seem very small, but I think it had the potential to be racy."

Crockett will then venture to California for a trio of ASCS National Tour races the following weekend.

"I've won a lot of races at Placerville," he said. "It'll be cool to be back there to see people I haven't seen in a while. My dad won a ton of races there and I've won races there. Petaluma was always a good track for me, too. I think we had a streak there where we didn't finish out of the top five for like four years. And I've never been to Merced so I'm looking forward to a new track.

"Hopefully we can start the season on a strong note and we can secure additional sponsorship to allow us to go after the championship. On another note, I'm happy to continue our relationship with Newlin Bar Service and all of our returning partners along with being excited to work with AL Driveline."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BC Motorsports

BC Motorsports is owned and operated by Brian Crockett, who is a veteran in the sport. Crockett amassed numerous wins and championships during his storied career. He has helped many young drivers rising through the ranks and has worked as a series director and in charge of track maintenance to name a few duties he's held during his career.

"Without having my dad, who owns BC Motorsports, with his connections it'd make it tough for us to race," Roger Crockett said. "He's able to get everything we need and he really helps our team."

Crockett would also like to thank Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Maxim Chassis, Champion Racing Oil, Bell Helmets, Rider Racing Engines, Tracker Native Tobacco, Newlin Bar Service, AL Driveline, Indy Race Parts and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Amantea Shows Resolve During East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TRENTON, N.J. (Feb. 27, 2020) - Joey Amantea kicked off his 2020 racing season last weekend by qualifying for the feature in impressive fashion during the 3rd annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals held inside the CURE Insurance Arena.

Friday night saw Amantea struggle with mechanical woes and had the Mt. Pocono, Pa., native wondering if he'd even have a chance to run during the finale on Saturday let alone qualify for the main event.

"I'm really proud of the determination my team showed all weekend as we easily could've packed it in and not even ran Saturday," he said. "We had multiple teams helping us get the car fixed so we could run and it took a complete effort to get to where we could race at all."

Amantea opened the event on Friday by finishing second in a heat race after lining up third. He then started sixth in a qualifier and was looking at advancing directly into the A Main before he hit a rut on the track and the engine stalled. Amantea got the car fired back up and tagged the back of the field before the car once again stalled on the final lap and he settled for a ninth-place finish.

"It stinks that we had issues as we had a really good car and I think we'd have been set up really well for Saturday," he said. "The car had a lot of speed and I felt comfortable behind the wheel for it being the first time out this year."

Amantea was slated to run a C Main on Saturday. However, it appeared the team would have to scratch as they could not get the engine fired up on his 600cc wingless micro sprint. Multiple teams pitched in and worked all day to get the car running again and he started fourth in the race.

Amantea gained one position to finish third to advance into a B Main. He then charged from 11th to win that race, earning the 13 th starting position in the feature. During the main event Amantea advanced as high as sixth and was looking for more before he got caught up in an accident that ended his night early. He was credited with a 21st-place finish.

While the result was not what he was hoping for, Amantea was extremely proud of his team's effort and feels like it was a defining moment in his young career that proved he belongs with the best drivers.

"The stats will show we finished 21st, but I think everyone who was there knows we are going to be a contender when we show up at any track this season," he said. "I used to look at a lot of these guys as heroes and don't know if I felt we truly belonged. After running as well as I did, I can look at these guys as fellow competitors and I think I earned some respect."

Next up for Amantea will be multiple test sessions at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa., in March when the youngster will make his first laps behind the wheel of a wingless 360 sprint car.

"I'm just excited to get behind the wheel and get this deal started," he said. "We're more than ready for the micro sprint season and testing the 360 is going to show where I need to learn on that side of things."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 21 - CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. - Heat Race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 9 (6).

Feb. 22 - CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. - C Main: 3 (4); B Main: 1 (11); Feature: 21 (13).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Amantea Real Estate

Amantea Real Estate is a residential and commercial real estate company based in Mount Pocono, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.AmanteaRealEstate.com .

"I'm very happy to have an esteemed company like Amantea Real Estate back our team," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

Amantea would also like to thank JPA Masonry, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Speed Shift TV VIP Subscribers Set for Approximately Two Dozen Live Races in March

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2020) - The month of March currently has approximately two dozen live races on tap for Speed Shift TV VIP subscribers.

The action begins on Sunday when the World Championship Snowmobile Derby concludes. The event also occurs on Saturday.

Western Springs Speedway in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand, features Midgets, Sprint Cars and other classes on March 6.

Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., showcases 410ci Sprint Cars on March 7. The track also hosts regular action on March 14, March 21 and March 28.

Otago Champs, Super Saloons and Teams Derby will race at Beachlands Speedway in Waldronville, Dunedin, New Zealand, on March 7.

Fellow Central Pennsylvania oval Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., gets underway on March 8 with its season opener featuring 410 Sprint Cars and Late Models. The half-mile track continues competition on March 14, March 21 and March 28.

Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., hosts IMCA action on March 12-14.

The Battle of the Stocks will be contested at Woodford Glen Speedway in Kaiapoi, New Zealand, March 12-13. The oval also features the Modified Invasion on March 26-27.

The Beatrice Speedway Spring Nationals runs March 13-14 at the track in Beatrice, Neb.

The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series opener is March 14 at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., before venturing to Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on March 21.

Central Motor Speedway in Cromwell, New Zealand, hosts the Ainsley Memorial March 20-21.

The 25 live races in March are included in the Speed Shift TV VIP subscription, which provides access to a large number of races each month for a low price of only $40 per month. The subscription encompasses nearly all live broadcasts as well as all On-Demand content. Most races offer single-day passes as well.

For a list of all upcoming live broadcasts via Speed Shift TV, visit https://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/schedule/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website:http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

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

SPEED SHIFT TV -

Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 400 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.

Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers.

 

 

Price Kicking Off Sophomore Season on ASCS National Tour This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - COBBLE HILL, B.C., Canada (Feb. 26, 2020) - Robbie Price starts his second season as a full-time Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour driver this Friday and Saturday with a pair of nights at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

"It feels great to finally be getting back behind the wheel after what seemed like a long offseason," he said. "But I feel like it was a productive offseason and we feel confident about what we have and we're ready to show it on the track."

Coming off a rookie season where the Cobble Hill, B.C., native captured two checkered flags and finished eighth in the championship standings, Price is looking forward to shaking the rookie designation and being a contender right out the gate.

"This is Year Two and we can't lean on the excuse of being a rookie anymore," he said. "I think we found a good baseline toward the end of the year and we obviously proved we can win. This year is about consistency and taking things to the next level."

While it will be his second season traveling with the ASCS National Tour, this weekend will mark his first trip to Canyon Speedway Park. He's optimistic about the team's chances at the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

"We've seen tracks similar to this one before so I think we're ready for the challenge," he said. "Everybody out there is hoping to come out fast and run up front and we're no different. I see no reason we can't contend for a win."

Price is setting high goals for himself for the 2020 race season and would ultimately like to raise his win total and finish in the top five in points. Along with traveling with the ASCS National Tour, he's also planning to do as much 410ci sprint car racing as the schedule will permit.

Price noted that he believes the track time and experience gained by doing more racing will make him better in the long run.

"We are really going to put a focus on growing our 410 operation and doing more racing if we can," he said. "If there is a race and it makes sense and doesn't conflict with the ASCS National Tour we're going to try and do it. I want to learn as much as possible when I can and where I can. I'm ready as a driver to take that next step in my career and I'm ready for anything 2020 brings us."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beaufort Self Storage Ltd.

Beaufort Self Storage, which is located in Vancouver Island, B.C., services the Comox Valley with all sizes of storage units available to suit your needs, from 5' x 5' units to the extra-large 10' x 25' units. They offer the best value per cubic foot and the highest ceilings than anywhere else and is the solution to all your storage needs. For more information, visit http://www.devbeaufortselfstorage.ca.php73-36.phx1-1.websitetestlink.com/ .

"I'm really thankful to bring on Beaufort Self Storage as a partner for the 2020 racing season and I'm looking forward to bringing new eyes to their business," Price said. "You can never have enough storage space and these guys are the best."

Price would like to thank Shockwave Motorsports, Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shark Racing Engines, Triple X Race Components, Highline Performance and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Captures Third-Place Result During Debut at Dothan Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - COTTONWOOD, Ala. (Feb. 26, 2020) - Greg Wilson earned his first podium finish of the season last Saturday during his debut at Dothan Motor Speedway.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road backed team tackled a USCS Series event at the Alabama oval, where he kicked off the night by maneuvering from fourth to second place in a heat race.

"It was a lot of fun," he said. "That was the first time I'd ran the 360 sprint car in about half a year so we were pretty happy. We worked on that program and it seems like everything went really well."

The feature inversion lined Wilson up on the outside of the front row for the main event. The preferred lane was on the bottom, giving the inside row an advantage at the start of the race.

"The only part of the night that was tough was the fact that you really didn't want to be on the outside on the initial start," he said. "Once you got racing you could move around, but on the start the bottom was the way to go. We fell into third behind two really good drivers. That was one of the most fun races I've been a part of in a long time."

Wilson closed in on the top two in traffic midway through the race, but a caution presented a clean track for the remainder of the race. Wilson held on for a third-place result.

"I felt like if it stayed green we had a shot," he said. "It was a lot of fun to run with Mark Smith and Terry McCarl. It had to be great for the fans. It was getting really exciting. After those few cautions we didn't get back into traffic. It was nice to have a good, solid night from start to finish this early in the year."

Wilson returns to USCS Series competition this weekend with races on Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., and Saturday at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla.

The team has Hercules Tires dealership visits this Thursday at Coastal Tire & Auto in Long Beach, Miss., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday at Tire Trax in Hattiesburg, Miss., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 22 - Dothan Motor Speedway in Cottonwood, Ala. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., and Saturday at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., with the USCS Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Thursday at Coastal Tire & Auto in Long Beach, Miss., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday at Tire Trax in Hattiesburg, Miss., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DNC Hydraulics

DNC Hydraulics, which is headquartered in Rawson, Ohio, is a hydraulic cylinder rebuilder for heavy duty construction equipment, mill type, crane, scrap metal recycling and large bore and stroke factory cylinders for various applications and many other industries. For more than 20 years DNC Hydraulics has been dedicated to serving each customer with the best service and response to their specific hydraulic repair needs and timelines. DNC Hydraulics strives to continually add and update machinery and tools to speed up repairs reduce costs improve quality and minimize down times on customers equipment. Each job is treated the same and evaluated separately so no detail is missed and the root cause of the problem is identified and corrected. For more information, visit http://www.DNCHydraulics.com.

"DNC Hydraulics has been a long-standing partner of Greg Wilson Racing," Wilson said. "Their support throughout the years has helped us get to the level of being able to compete with the World of Outlaws and we're grateful to have them as an important part of our team."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, MagTech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Battles for Win Before Misfortune Strikes During Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi enjoyed a strong start to the season last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway, where he contended for a victory before a mechanical problem ended the night early.

"It went really good to start with," he said. "We timed in decent. The track was getting faster when we went out, but we had a good time and that put us in a good spot for the heat."

Scelzi qualified seventh quickest before he won a heat race to lock into the dash.

"We led every lap and won the heat," he said. "In the dash it went green and the guy on the outside turned down a little early. We made contact with our wheels and I slid up the track. That put me back to fourth, which started me fourth for the main.

"We went fourth to third on the first corner and then got to second. Honestly I was biding my time. I felt good on the top and bottom. We had a restart around Lap 15 or Lap 16. We went one lap and then it popped."

Scelzi was running second when the mechanical problem occurred near the midpoint of the feature. He was unable to finish the race and was credited with a 16th-place finish.

Next up will be his debut at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., this Friday and Saturday during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader.

"I want to say a big thank you to Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as Todd Ventura and the Roth Motorsports team for loaning us an engine so we can race this weekend," Scelzi said. "I want to move forward and run up front both nights. The goal is to win and I think we'll be capable of winning. With never being there before and the pill draw format of ASCS, hopefully stuff will fall our way."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 22 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 16 (4).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

Scelzi Enterprises builds the finest utility truck bodies in the USA, including flatbed bodies, water truck bodies, custom truck bodies, service truck bodies and more. After nearly 40 years in business Scelzi Enterprises occupies 20 acres in South Fresno with additional pool and assembly locations in Oregon, Washington, and Southern California. For more information, visit http://www.SEInc.com.

"Scelzi Enterprises is a family business that has been around far before I was born," Scelzi said. "Now I have a role there. It's my daily job and something I really enjoy being a part of. It gives me a lot of pride to represent our family business on the side of our race cars."

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

 

 

Kyle Larson Joining All Star Event at Jackson Motorplex on July 31

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Feb. 26, 2020) - NASCAR star Kyle Larson will be invading Jackson Motorplex on July 31 during the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions $10,000-to-win event.

The 4/10-mile dirt oval has named the race in honor of Larson, who will be joined by many of the top 410ci winged sprint car drivers in the country during Kyle Larson Night. Larson will be piloting the No. 57 sprint car owned by Paul Silva.

"The All Star race has been a big success the last couple of years and we're excited to add to that tradition this year with Kyle Larson competing," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "It is always entertaining to watch Kyle come back to his roots and race on dirt, especially when it's in a top-notch field of drivers like the All Stars showcase."

The event marks the only All Star Circuit of Champions race in Minnesota this season and will be only the fifth time the series has visited Jackson Motorplex.

Hot laps will kick off Kyle Larson Night at 7:30 p.m. (Central).

The Jackson Motorplex season opener is May 15 during the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Harvey's Roofing and Tweeter Contracting. Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series and the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will be competing that night.

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 .

 

 

Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at PALMER PARK MALL. . . . .

JON KELLER TO MAKE APPEARANCE SATURDAY MARCH 7TH AT 13th ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW, FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Fresh off his historic victory at the Indoor Classic in Trenton, Jon Keller will be a special guest for the “Small Car Saturday” portion of the Dirt Track Heroes show sponsored by Snydersville Raceway and Oreville Kart Club. The Cobbs Mill Performance & Fabricating winning car, trophy, and check will be on hand for all the patrons of the Dirt Track Heroes show to see on Saturday March 7th at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton. Jon is excited to talk to the crowd not only about the monumental victory but to encourage the young drivers to keep working hard and growing through the ranks of racing. We will also discuss his up and coming plans for the 2020 season. Keller will also have hero cards and sign autographs for all the fans in attendance on Saturday.

Also on Saturday will be the 2nd Annual Premio Foods Sausage Eating Contest with top prize of $100 donated by Pete Telesco of Premio foods. Prizes will also be giving for second and third place. Limited spots for the contest are available as we will have sign ups at the show. Also, a tire changing competition will take place all three days thanks to Steve Young and the Dirt Track 187 Media Sportsman car. Prizes will be giving away for the top 2 each day with gift certificates from A Step Above Event Planning and many more. Trains and Lanes will not only have an indoor R/C race on a custom-built track but will also have extra cars on hand for the kids to drive and navigate through their course.

Following the tradition that the Pados Brothers, started the show is Free to all patrons who attend. As always many of vendors will be present selling apparel, souvenirs, pictures for all you race fans. For all you racing moms out there we will have jewelry, clothing and other home décor vendors on site. Finally, after a few strolls around the mall and the show there will be a screening room to sit back and relax and watch racing videos from different tracks and different eras for asphalt and dirt racing.

We are still accepting race cars, tracks, and organizations are all welcome to be part of the show, and vendors are welcome as well. Sponsor packages are also available if you would like to have your business be a part of the show. Please contact Event Organizer Justin Beltrame at 484-772-7184 and via email at Justin.Beltrame@gmail.com for entry forms and more details. For all the social media gurus please also check the Dirt Track Heroes Facebook page for further updates and Press Releases.

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." and features 25 signature sauces. The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak and Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting at their address at 1304 Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

The Dirt Track Heroes Show is extremely proud and thankful to the continuing and growing list of associate sponsors assembled for the 2020 edition of the show. IRCO Community Federal Credit, Premio Foods, Phillipsburg Easton Honda, Snydersville Raceway, Oreville Kart Club, Smith Fabrications.

The Palmer Park Mall is located in Easton, PA, at the intersection of Route 248 and Park Avenue, just off route 22/78. It is a single-story mall, with 457,743 square feet of shopping. The Palmer Park Mall is somewhat smaller than the Phillipsburg Mall, so those wishing to be part of the show should enter early. The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show will be utilizing the former BON TON Store as well as much of the Mall walk area. The Mall is bright and busy with many eating locations to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show, Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA.

Palmer Park Mall Hours:

Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm

Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

 

McCarl Second in Rare USCS Appearance

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the last-minute decision to take in a USCS Race in Alabama on the team’s way home from Florida, Terry McCarl continued his strong start to the season as he finished second at Dotham Motor Speedway.

“It is too cold to be in Iowa, so when we looked at the schedule and saw a chance to stick around Florida for another week and sneak in a race in Alabama on our way home we jumped at it,” Terry McCarl said with a smile. “We ran really well all night long, and it was a really good race.”

Lining up fourth in his heat race aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.com backed No. 4 machine, McCarl flexed his muscles early as he got by Terry Gray and Danny Smith to grab the lead.

Out in front, McCarl would leave the field in his wake as he powered away to the win and earned a spot in the all-important redraw.

Pulling the four pill, TMAC would grid the field from the second on a surface that looked to be primarily right around the bottom groove.

With Mark Smith and Greg Wilson on the front row, TMAC would get a great start as he quickly jumped into second and began his pursuit of Mark Smith. As the leaders reached the back of the field, the Altoona, IA driver made his move as he took command of the race and began to set a strong pace.

Leading lap after lap, an untimely yellow would bunch the field back up and erase McCarl’s advantage. The yellow would turn into an extended yellow which was brutal on TMAC’s right rear air pressure. Going low before returning to green, the change would result in an extremely tight car in the race’s closing laps.

Hanging on as best he could, TMAC would lose the lead to Smith, but still came away with his third consecutive runner up finish.

“We were really good,” Terry McCarl said. “We were able to track Smith down and pass him in traffic. Unfortunately, that long yellow killed our right rear and we got super tight in the closing laps. Still a good run, and really fun race. Thanks to everyone who makes this all possible for us.

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, TheSnowPlow.com, STC, JLT Ent., KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Country Builders Construction, Real-Geese, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Bosma Poultry, Inc., Rob-See-Co., Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, Kilani Fenders, T.H. Custom Manufacturing, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, Central Iowa Sheds, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, AL Drivelines, Saldana Tanks, Smith Titanium, and Scribner Engineering for their continued support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 9, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: TMAC and Destiny Motorsports are now set to resume racing action with the World of Outlaws when the invade Texas March 13th and 14th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

Offill Kicks 2020 Off with Third Place Run at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA: Kicking his 2020 campaign off on Saturday night, Kyle Offill and his TeamKO crew checked into Stockton Dirt Track for an early season shakedown and came away with a third-place finish.

“Saturday night we really got a lot accomplished,” Kyle Offill said. “We made sure everything was running right, and we played with some other little things on our car.”

Running a duel heat race format, Offill’s first heat saw him line the Country Builders/Ochoco West/Brown and Miller backed entry up on the pole alongside veteran standout, Tim Kaeding.

With Kaeding getting the jump, Offill would settle into second as he flanked the race leader. Hanging on to finish second, the Tracy, CA driver backed that result up with a fifth place finish in his second heat after early nose wind damage.

Finding himself fourth in points, Offill lined the Maas Bros./Reliable Lumber/Boise Cascade machine up in the second row of the 20-lap feature event. With the track still very heavy and fast, Offill would occupy the fourth spot as the race came to life.

Continuing to chase after third running Justyn Cox, the caution would fly on the 13th lap for the race leader. Bunching the field back up with just seven laps to go, Offill would restart from the third position.

In clean track, the leaders would all take off and create a couple car lengths between themselves. As this happened, Offill would never get close to Cox to challenge for the second position, but still capped his 2020 opener on the podium with a third place finish.

“I felt like we were a little too tight in our heat races, but we kept working on it and got our car a lot better in the feature,” Offill added. “I really feel like my family put together a great team with Dillon Paddock, Colby Rennert, and Craig Smith and we are all really excited for the season to come.”

Kyle Offill would like to thank Country Builders, Ochoco West, Brown and Miller, Maas Bros., Reliable Lumber, Boise Cascade, Offill Family Farms, FK Rod Ends, HRP, FK Shocks, Arai America Helmets, Hinchman Racewear, Maxim Chassis, and B. Scadden Design for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 1, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 1

ON TAP: Offill will return to action when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour comes to town on March 6th in Merced, CA, and March 7th in Placerville, CA.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a firm that can handle your public relations, social media, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, and boost awareness.

 

 

Matt and Frank Ready for Championship Run in 2020

CG Motorsports – Glenpool, OK (February 25, 2020) Matt Covington and team are ready to hit the road after a quiet off-season. The A-Rock Materials team will once again chase the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this year. The series debut is scheduled for this coming Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway in Peoria, AZ.

Loose Change was added to their list of sponsors this year and is very much appreciated by the team. The relationship with CG Martin Company and D&W Towing continues into the 2020 season, as well as many other valued product sponsors. The cars are once again powered by Shark Racing Engines under a Triple X Race Co chassis.

“I am really grateful of all my sponsors who are back on board for this season,” Matt commented. “I couldn’t do it without them. It’s tough being out on the ASCS National Tour and our team relies on these great relationships to get us through the year.”

Covington finished fourth with the tour in 2019 and has set his sights on the championship for 2020. “Our goal is to win the championship this year,” said Matt. “We’ve improved a lot these last couple of years and I think we can get the job done this season.”

Mike Davenport remains as Matt’s right-hand man going into the new season. Matt remarked, “Mike is a really good asset and worker, I’m glad he’s decided to stick with us. We get along really well and that makes a big difference when you’re stuck in the toter with each other for months at a time.”

Matt and the team are really excited to get back out on the road and get the season underway. He looks forward to return to Canyon Speedway after eight years and to put some new California tracks under his belt.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who will make this 2020 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Eaton Industrial, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, and T&L Foundry.

2020 STATS: Starts-0, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: 2/28/2020 Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ 2/29/2020 Canyon Speedway Park - Peoria, AZ

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio and Live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2019/2020 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2020 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Airing Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Doubleheader in Arizona This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (Feb. 25, 2020) - The offseason has finally passed and ASCS sprint car competition is on the horizon.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season begins this Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., where the action will be produced via a live stream by the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network for anyone unable to attend.

RacinBoys All Access subscribers will be able to watch hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews each night. The coverage is brought to you by Lucas Oil Products, which is the title sponsor for all RacinBoys live events and studio shows this year.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription.

RacinBoys will also continue PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast beginning in the middle of April.

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

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Boulton Named Greg Hodnett Pursuing Excellence Award Winner

Inside Line Promotions - BRIGHTON, Tenn. (Feb. 25, 2020) - Tucker Boulton recently wrapped up 2019 in a positive light as he was honored during a pair of banquets this month.

Boulton, who is a 17-year-old honor student, garnered the Riverside International Speedway Rookie of the Year Award and a third-place finish in the championship standings of the 305ci winged sprint car division during the track's banquet on Feb. 2. Most notably, Boulton was named the recipient of the 2nd annual Greg Hodnett Pursuing Excellence Award - the most meaningful honor of his career.

"It's really awesome to win that award, which is given for actions on and off the track," Boulton said. "We've paid a lot of attention to Greg Hodnett so it means a lot to be selected for an award named in his honor. Greg had a great impact on the sport not only in the Mid-South, but throughout the country."

Boulton participated in the Mid-South Sprint Car Association banquet last Sunday. He was the series Rookie of the Year Award winner and placed second in the championship standings.

The strong year in 2019 led to the stout points finishes and the meaningful award as well as an opportunity to step into a 360ci winged sprint car in 2020 for veteran car owner Bobby Sparks. The duo recently announced they are tackling the ASCS Mid-South Region and other select events with Boulton filling in his schedule with races in his family owned No. 74 sprint car.

"My preparation is to be working out to get ready for the race season," he said. "I'm putting forth the effort to get my body and mind ready. I've always gotten in shape and worked out because I think that's key for success. I've also been studying video to learn from my mistakes to try to get better."

Boulton plans to kick off the season March 21 at Riverside International Speedway.

UP NEXT -

March 21 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoultonMotorspt

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jacqueline Savoy Photography

Jacqueline Savoy Photography is based in Tupelo, Miss. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/jacquelinesavoyphotography/ .

"Jacqueline Savoy Photography is a business owned by my Aunt Jacqueline," Boulton said. "She is one of the premier photographers in the Mid-South and a great supporter of my racing. We appreciate her support and encourage anyone interested in a photographer to visit Jacqueline Savoy Photography via their Facebook page."

Boulton would also like to thank Henderson Recovery for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Eager to Make 2020 Racing Debut This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Feb. 25, 2020) - Alex Hill is excited to kick off her 2020 racing season this Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I'm really looking forward to getting back on the track this weekend," she said. "It's always a long offseason, but it was even longer this year since we didn't race earlier this month in Florida like we usually do."

The Hill's Racing Team plans to follow the ASCS National Tour for the fourth consecutive year. However, this is the first year that Alex Hill doesn't plan on competing at every event.

"I decided to skip a few ASCS races this year due to school and other reasons," said Hill, who is in her junior year at California State Los Angeles and commutes to races from Los Angeles during the school year. "It won't be many. I think there are about six or seven that I'll miss. Our car will still compete for owner points when I'm not driving. Parker Price-Miller will drive our car when he's available. Someone else, I'm not sure who yet, will fill in for me when Parker has other commitments."

Hill also plans to compete at some non-ASCS events.

"We're also planning to race in a couple of NRA Sprint Invaders races in Ohio along with a race at Ohsweken Speedway," she said. "We'll probably keep the car in California for a week after the ASCS race and race in Chico that following weekend."

Hill's season debut this weekend at the oval in Peoria, Ariz., will present a challenge since it's not only her first competition in several months, but it's also at a track she's never seen.

"I was finally getting used to some of the tracks that we go to with ASCS," she said. "Now this season begins with the first five races at tracks I've never seen. But that's something we're used to with all the traveling we do to race. We'll give it our best like we always do."

Hill is looking to build on 2019, which was her best season yet in racing.

"We had a good year last year and I thought I improved a lot as a driver," she said. "I'm expecting to continue to improve this year."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Townline Variety

Townline Variety is a gas station, variety store and country store located on the Six Nations Reserve. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/TownlineVarietyGasCountryStyle/ .

"Townline Variety is my dad's business and has been operating longer than I've been alive," Hill said. "It has always sported my career and I'm extremely grateful for that."

Hill would also like to thank BearPaw Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Total Rentals, Original Traders Energy, 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.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Excited to Race 360 Sprint Cars Exclusively in 2020

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Feb. 25, 2020) - Kaleb Johnson is eagerly anticipating a schedule that focuses exclusively on 360ci winged sprint car competition this year.

"Our whole team is excited about this," said Johnson, who primarily campaigned a 305ci winged sprint car the previous four years while adding some runs in a 360 sprint car the last two seasons. "It's something we've wanted to do for about a year or so, but the timing wasn't quite right. But we feel now is the time. I feel I'm ready as a driver and now we definitely have the right people behind us to make this move."

Johnson has a solid racing schedule planned for the year centered on competing with the Midwest Power Series. He'll kick off the season at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., April 3-4 during a two-day event with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints. Major events on the slate include the 360 Knoxville Nationals in August and the 360 Jackson Nationals in September.

"We have about 30-to-32 races scheduled," he said. "It's nothing too crazy, but still a fair number of races for around here. We're planning on running the entire Midwest Power Series. Then we'll fill in their off dates with racing at Knoxville and with the MSTS, Nebraska 360 Sprints or some other series that fits our schedule."

Johnson is grateful for the racing experience he gained in the 305s. He plans to carry that and knowledge he gained in running a limited 360 schedule last year to this season.

"Last year was my fourth year racing 305s," he said. "I really enjoyed racing them and we learned a lot. But I've always just wanted to race 360s full-time and I'm glad to be able to do that this year.

"I feel good about our chances of doing well this year. We were usually competitive in the 360 races we ran last year. We have some good notes from last year that should help. I also think we have the motor to run well."

In other news, Johnson has added Schaeffer Oil as a team partner this season.

"We're happy to announce that Schaeffer Oil will be supporting our team this year," he said. "We really appreciate their help and look forward to using their great product."

UP NEXT -

April 3-4 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Merle Johnson Farm Toys

Merle Johnson Farm Toys in Jackson, Minn., has been a buyer and seller of new and used toy tractors and diecasts around the Upper Midwest for more than 30 years. They also ship nationally and internationally. For more information, call 507-847-2798.

"Merle Johnson Farm Toys is owned by my Grandpa and Grandma," Johnson said. "They've been a supporter of my racing since I began in go-karts when I was 5-years-old. I'm really grateful for all of the support they've given me throughout my racing career."

Johnson would also like to thank GRP Motorsports, Oddson Underground, JF Capital, Snyder Tree Service, State Bank of Fairmont, Sea Foam, Schaeffer Oil, DeBerg Concrete, Big Al's Diecasts, The Ron Weber Team, DeBerg Flooring, Dave's Lawncare, Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans, Last Deck and Marthaler Dodge.

 

 

Williamson Debuting as ASCS National Tour Rookie Driver This Weekend in Arizona

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (Feb. 24, 2020) - A journey west kicks off a busy season for Garet Williamson, who is a rookie contender on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Williamson, who is driving for Bryant Paver, opens the season this Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. It marks his first time competing outside of the Midwest.

"Our goal is to make the show and run consistent laps," he said. "I want to learn as much as possible and be consistent, not try to go out there and be a hero.

"I like going to new tracks. It's something different and you have to be on your game. You have to watch the track. All the tracks we ran at at the end of last year were new tracks for us and every time we hit the track we got faster."

Williamson and Paver created the team late last year and tackled seven ASCS-sanctioned races. Williamson's best ASCS National Tour performance was a 16th -place result on Oct. 12 during the Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. His top sprint car result was a 10th-place finish with the ASCS Warrior Region on Oct. 5 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

"Earning Rookie of the Year is our big goal this year," he said. "You have to be on your game every night. It starts in the heat race. You can't go backward. You have to always be going forward and every lap matters. You can't be sleeping. We have to be ready to go from the start this Friday."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JBC Transport Group LLC

JBC Transport Group LLC is a trucking company based in Warrenton, Mo. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Jbc-Transport-Group-LLC-126475330740421/ .

"Brian at JBC Transport Group LLC is a huge help this year," Williamson said. "JBC Transport hauls a bunch of stuff with Mid-Mo Equipment and they support racing. He's a super good guy and we're grateful for the support of JBC Transport."

Williamson would also like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Tiger Towing, Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Sams III Set for Debut at Canyon Speedway Park as First Season on ASCS National Tour Begins

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH PORT, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2020) - Sams LaMountain Racing is venturing west this weekend to kick off its first season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Danny Sams III knocked the rust off behind the wheel with a strong showing in his home state of Florida earlier this month in preparation for the ASCS National Tour doubleheader this Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

"I'm very excited," he said. "I feel like East Bay was a good boost and we'll be able to do some good things this year."

While the races this weekend mark the furthest west of Texas that the team has competed, Sams III made quarter midget starts in Arizona several years ago. Despite the newness this weekend presents, the goal is to make each A Main and run in the top 10, Sams III stated.

"I feel pretty comfortable (racing at new tracks)," he said. "We'll start with a baseline and see what changes need to be made.

"I want to thank the LaMountain Family as well as mine for the opportunity and hard work. We've been preparing for this moment to race with the ASCS National Tour and we're looking forward to getting started this weekend in Arizona."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

East Mountain Transport, Inc., is a supply chain specialized transport solution provider that offers full-service transportation, rigging and temperature-controlled air ride vans. The company also offers heavy haul trucking, over-dimensional cargo transport and flatbed freight service. For more information, visit http://www.EastMountainTransport.com .

"We met the LaMountain Family, the owners of East Mountain Transport, Inc., at the Gator Nationals in early 2019," Sams III said. "It started with a small partnership. It's grown from there and I'm so grateful for the support of the LaMountain Family and East Mountain Transport, Inc."

Sams LaMountain Racing would like to thank Williams Precision Engines, Kistler Racing Products, Slade Shock Technology, Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., Steele Performance Parts, Outlaw Racing Fuels and Raintree Design LLC for their continued support.

 

 

Carney II Kicks Off ASCS National Tour Championship Chase This Week in Arizona

Inside Line Promotions – EL PASO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2020) – The 2020 season begins this week in Arizona for John Carney II, who is aiming to capture his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship.

The SawBlade.com Xiphos saw and Danny Sander Construction backed driver invades Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria on Friday and Saturday for the first two shows of a 50-race schedule.

“(The goal is) to win,” Carney II said. “We go into every race with the intention of winning, but if we can come out with a pair of top fives we’ll be happy with the weekend.”

Carney II noted that he has three career starts at the dirt oval. The most recent was an ASCS National Tour doubleheader in November 2012 following a regional race in which he posted a career-best fourth-place finish at the track in 2011.

“I ran a regional show there eight or nine years ago and I ran the national event the last time they were there,” he said. “I’ve been fast and had fast cars there, but had some unfortunate luck.

“In the regional race I was leading it and lapping a car. I got turned into the infield and turned over. I came back to a top five. The national show I was running in a lock-in spot the first night and got turned over with a lapped car.”

Carney II enters this season on the heels of his ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year Award. He finished sixth in the championship standings after posting one win, 13 top fives and 20 top 10s in 29 ASCS National Tour features last year.

UP NEXT –

Friday and Saturday at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Danny Sander Construction

Danny Sander Construction specializes in underground utility work. The company, which is based in El Paso, Texas, has been a locally owned and family run business for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.DannySander.com.

“I’ve been friends with the Sander Family for 25 years,” Carney II said. “We raced against each other and have been great friends for a long time. When I started the team three years ago he was one of the first people who wanted to help. It’s been a lot of fun.”

Carney would also like to thank SawBlade.com, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Burkham Contracting, South Plains Towing, Jackson Compaction, CSR Garage, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

 

 

Steven Kent 7th During Debut with Tarlton Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the opportunity to run some early season races with Tarlton Motorsports as his father recovers from offseason surgery, Steven Kent got off to a strong start on Saturday night as he picked up a seventh-place finish at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA.

“It was such an honor to strap into an iconic Tarlton Motorsports car over the weekend,” Steven Kent said. “We had a really fast car all night long, and I am already so eager to get back with the team this weekend.”

With 23 cars checked into the central California facility that is now under leadership from former Tarlton Motorsports driver, Peter Murphy, Kent got his 2020 season kicked off by timing the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum backed No. 21 machine in 5th fastest in time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Fresno, CA driver would continue to adapt to the Tarlton Motorsports entry as he picked up a fourth-place finish. By way of his heat race finish, Kent would keep his qualifying time for the feature event as he took the green flag from the seventh starting position.

On the hooked up and hammer down Keller Auto Speedway surface, Kent would keep his machine solidly inside the Top-10 as he battled with the likes of Tucker Worth, Ben Worth, and Mitchell Moles.

Making very solid laps over the course of the 25-lap feature event, Kent would accept the checkered flag in the seventh position to close out his 2020 season opener.

“I can’t thank Tom and Tommy Tarlton enough for the opportunity run one of their cars to get some races in during the early season,” Kent added. “I had a blast working with Paul Baines and Tyrone Tyra and felt like we worked really well together. Overall, I think we can build on Saturday, and like I said before I am really excited to get back after it this weekend.”

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2020 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports and Steven Kent get right back to racing action on Saturday night in Hanford, CA.

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a PR company that can handle all of your public relations, marketing, and promotion needs. Petersen media also utilizes today's Social Media networks to provide trackside updates to fans and sponsors, and can customize packages to fit your team’s needs.

 

 

Justyn Cox Second at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA: Enduring a part failure at the start of the feature event a couple weeks ago, Justyn Cox had a much better night at Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday that culminated with a second place finish.

“Saturday was a long night as we still chased some gremlins,” Justyn Cox said. “It was nice that we got to run the feature, but we fought a vibration and some brake issues, so we have some work to do in the shop for sure.”

Running a duel heat race format on Saturday in Stockton, CA, Cox lined the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Michael David Winery backed No. 31c machine up fifth in the first heat race.

On the hooked-up Stockton Dirt Track surface, Cox would maintain his position as would much of the field as he finished fifth. Lining up on the pole of his second heat race, the Clarksburg, CA pilot would race his way to the win.

When points were tabulated from the heat races, Cox would find himself in the second row for the 20-lap feature event.

Jumping into third when the race went green, Cox would find himself chasing after early leader, Tim Kaeding, and second running Ryan Robinson while he still continue to battle a brake issue.

The race’s lone caution came on the 13th lap as leader, Tim Kaeding, came to a stop with a right rear wheel issue. Moving into the second position, Cox would try and make something happen with Robinson on the restart, but it was to no avail as he capped the night with a second place finish.

“Stockotn is one of those places where I seem to run second a lot, and can never seem to get the job done,” Cox said. “It was great to get a full night in and really shake some cob webs off as I get ready to get the season started with C&M Motorsports in a couple of weeks as we battle the ASCS National Tour.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Richmond Engines for their support in 2020!

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Cox Racing his back in action on Saturday night as Jesse Love makes his debut as the team heads to Marysville Raceway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.


 

STIDA Announced as Title Sponsor of 2020 Late Model Power Rankings

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (February 24, 2020) – The Open Wheel Power Rankings will expand into additional areas in 2020 with Lonnie Wheatley and the Short Track Independent Drivers and Associates (STIDA) partnering to present the STIDA Late Model Power Rankings in 2020.

STIDA has served as the title sponsor of the STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings at www.sprintcarmania.com since the Rankings’ inception in 2013.

“We have always enjoyed what Lonnie does with the Power Rankings and felt this way a perfect way to diversify and expand the STIDA brand throughout an additional form of dirt track racing,” STIDA president Robbie Rice commented.

The initial STIDA Late Model Power Rankings will debut next week (the first week of March) with regular updates provided throughout the season.

The STIDA Late Model Power Rankings will join the stable of Power Rankings including STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Cars, Non-Wing Sprint Cars and Rod End Supply Winged 360 Sprint Cars, each presented at www.sprintcarmania.com, as well as the www.midgetmadness.com Midget Power Rankings.

STIDA was originally founded in 1998 by Larry Rice, a three-time USAC National champion and 1978 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, with the vision of serving the safety and insurance needs of drivers competing in any country. Configured in an effort to help short track drivers in key areas, STIDA strives to promote safety and keep short track racers abreast of the latest safety technologies in our sport. Get covered now by calling 1-800-378-4608 or get more information by checking online at www.stida.com.

Just as the Open Wheel Power Rankings are conducted, the 2020 STIDA Late Model Power will be determined by cumulative points based on a sliding scale dependent upon car count at Late Model events across all sanctions and non-sanctions throughout North America.

For additional information, contact Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Shamrock Classic Up Next for Bacon after Sweeping USAC Sprint Car Openers

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (February 24, 2020) – Brady Bacon most certainly lived up to his moniker during the recent USAC National Sprint Cars season-opening Winter Dirt Games at Ocala Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park.

“The Macho Man” raced to victory lane aboard the Hoffman Racing No. 69 Longworth Equipment Company entry on both Friday and Saturday, February 14-15, after the Thursday portion fell victim to rain.

“It was a really good start for us, it makes us that much more eager to get to the next one,” the two-time USAC Sprint Car champion commented.

Atop early series point charts, Bacon will have to wait until April 4 at Lawrenceburg Speedway to resume his bid for a third series title. In the meantime, Bacon’s next action will be the Shamrock Classic at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center on March 6-7 where he will compete in both the Micro Sprint and USAC Midget ranks in the No. 21h Kelly Hinck entries.

Bacon’s USAC Sprint Car victory drives at Bubba Raceway Park were identical in the stat sheet, charging from ninth on both occasions. The Broken Arrow, OK, native battled into the lead in the closing circuits of the Friday night feature before needing less than half the race to take command for good in the Saturday finale.

Off-season preparation attributed to Bacon’s change of fortune in Ocala, where it has been a struggle in recent years.

“We spent an awful lot of time on the cars this off-season, just massaging them and making improvements,” Bacon explains. “Our equipment and motors are all better than where we started at last year.”

After rejoining forces with the Hoffman Racing No. 69 team last year, beginning the 2020 year with the same team proved to be a bonus as well.”

“The last three times that we’ve gone to Ocala has been with three different teams so we haven’t had a good starting point to go from,” Bacon points out. “This time, we had our notes from last year and notes that gave us an idea of what would work and what wouldn’t and it showed.”

Following the Friday win in which Bacon wrestled his way into the lead with just four laps to go, he had a shot at a second-row starting spot on Saturday after timing in third-quickest in qualifying. And he appeared to have that position secured with a healthy lead in his heat race only to slow on the final lap.

“I just mistook the flags, I thought the flagman’s two-to-go signal was the white flag and then slowed down the next time around,” Bacon says.

Bacon made quick amends, topping the “B” Main and then needing just 13 of 30 laps to race into the lead in the main event en route to a convincing win and a two-for-two start on the USAC National Sprint Car trail.

“Running that ‘B’ on Saturday might have actually helped us,” Bacon comments. “It did hurt us about six starting positions, but we were able to get another look at the track and found some things that helped us in the feature. We had a really good car.”

It’s the exact start to a season that any driver looks for.

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

2020 Quick Stats: 8 races, 3 wins, 4 top-fives, 4 top-tens.

Up Next: Shamrock Classis at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center (USAC Midgets on Saturday, March 7; Micro Sprints on Friday and Saturday, March 6-7).

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.


 



Zearfoss’ Icebreaker cut short due to mechanical woes

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (February 24, 2020) – The ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss was well on his way to a top-five performance on Saturday afternoon at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway, but mechanical woes in the form of a broken right-front shock mount forced the former Port Royal Speedway track champion and full-time All Star to retire on lap 22 of 30. Zearfoss was battling within the top-five at the time of the stoppage.

A fourth-place finish during his respective heat race locked Zearfoss into the $4,000-to-win Icebreaker 30; he started 12th on the main event grid.

“Our car was really, really good and it felt good all afternoon, but things happen. We’ll move on from this with a load of confidence because we know how good we were,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./C&D Rigging Inc./BAPS Auto Paints & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/No. 3Z sprint car. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work over the last month. Things have been busy, but we’re ready for more.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will return to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday afternoon, February 29.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., BAPS Auto Paints & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, and Bell Helmets.

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

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

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

2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019)

2020 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics (Final):
Wins: N/A
Top-5s: 2
Top-10s: 4

2020 Highlights: Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during King of the 360’s action at East Bay Raceway Park; finished fourth during $10,000-to-win finale.


 

Danny Dietrich opens 2020 PA season with Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker win

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (February 24, 2020) – It was a dominant afternoon in the Pigeon Hills for ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich, eventually sweeping the afternoon program and scoring a second-ever Icebreaker 30 crown, earning $4,000 in the process.

Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/ Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Chevrolet, Buick, GMC/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car, started third on the feature grid, earning his way into the 30-lap program by way of heat race victory. The former Lincoln Speedway track champion, as well as defending Central Pennsylvania sprint car champion, took command of the feature field on lap 12 and never looked back, utilizing Ryan Smith’s misfortune before surviving late-race surges by Logan Schuchart and Freddie Rahmer. Smith led the first 11 circuits before making contact with the turn two wall and opening the door for Dietrich.

“I’m really proud of this team. We had a pretty demanding Florida schedule this year, but to come home and regroup and score a win during our first start of the year in Pennsylvania says so much. Our goal is to keep this going and better our 2020 win count,” Danny Dietrich said, a 15-time winner in 2020 including three at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway. “I just want to thank all of the fans for coming out and showing their support. The crowd was unbelievable.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with another visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, February 29.

SPECIAL THANKS: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet/Buick/GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, El Vista Orchards.

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

STATS: 2020 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: Top-5s: 1 Top-10s: 2 Wins: 1

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22)

2020 Highlights: Finished tenth against All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on February 6. Won Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000 Icebreaker on February 22.


 

 

Tough 2020 debut for Whittall; Lincoln Speedway rematch ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (February 24, 2020) – Unfortunately for Justin Whittall, his 2020 debut during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker was short, forced to retire early after being involved in a red flag incident during the opening lap of his respective heat race. The Vincentown, New Jersey-native did not return to action and was eventually scored ninth in his heat.

“That wasn’t the way we wanted to start our season, but things happen and we’ll move on. That’s all you can do,” Justin Whittall said, driver of the JW Motorsports/Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Mid-Atlantic Transport/Worldwide Bearings/FK Rod Ends/Stilo Helmets/JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry/No. 67 sprint car. “The season is young. We have more than enough time to bounce back.”

Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will return to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday afternoon, February 29.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Brotherton Brewing Company, Pioneer Auto Body, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, Ryan Taylor Graphics.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports and Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall. Fans should keep up with Justin Whittall on the Web at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at the official online home of JW Motorsports: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

STATS:
2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.

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Michalski recovers to finish 14th during Lincoln’s Icebreaker

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (February 24, 2020) – Brett Michalski opened his 2020 campaign like many others in the Central PA racing scene and made the trip to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway for the annual Icebreaker 30 on Saturday, February 22. Although Michalski’s end-result was outside of the top-ten, crossing the line 14th at the conclusion of the 30-lap, $4,000-to-win program, it was the path to obtain that result that was most impressive, ultimately forced to go to the tail twice before recovering to finish four spots out of the top ten.

Michalski, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/CR Graphix/SC Signs/Pyrotect/Hinchman Indy/No. 73B sprint car, kicked-off his evening in the Pigeon Hills with a sixth place finish during his respective heat race.

“It wasn’t the end-result we were looking for, but I’m proud of my team for never giving up,” Brett Michalski said, a former Lincoln Speedway 410 Rookie of the Year. “It was a beautiful day and the crowd was unbelievable. I’m just happy we had the opportunity to race.”

Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports will return to competition at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday afternoon, February 29.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/CR Graphix/SC Signs/Pyrotect/Hinchman Indy.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to keep track of Brett Michalski Motorsports on all of the available social media outlets including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BJMMotorsports/

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Earned 2018 Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors. Earned Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway heat race victories. Finished 11th in the final Lincoln Speedway standings.

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker. Rallied from 17th to finish 13th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Earned first-ever 410 sprint car win during action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 13. Finished tenth at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 18. Rallied from 21st to 12th during Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS Motor Speedway.

2019 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway – 6/8/2019)

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DCRP 2020 Driver Registration Now Available

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (February 24, 2020) – With the 2020 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park clearly within sight, Driver Registrations forms are now available.

Those planning on competing at Dodge City as well as Little DCRP may register in advance via the Driver Registration form at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/DCRP-2020-Registration.pdf.

It will not only reserve each registered racer’s number for the year, it was also save considerable time signing in on opening night.

Following an open practice session on Saturday March 21, the season gets under way with the DCRP season opener atop the 3/8-mile clay oval on Saturday, April 4. The 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval will kick off its second season the following day on Sunday, April 5.

The DCRP championship chase divisions will again feature the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The Little DCRP classes will include Winged and Non-Wing “A” Class, Restricted “A” Class and Junior Sprints among the Micro Sprint divisions with Kart divisions including Adult, Junior and Open Outlaw.

The opening weekend marks the first of 13 nights of racing action atop the 3/8-mile clay oval and 11 rounds of Little DCRP competition.

The complete 2020 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park and Little DCRP is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Sharon Speedway to host Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops featuring All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints on Sunday, July 12
Mega-weekend will kick-off with Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, July 11

Hartford, OH February 24, 2020 For the first time in event history, Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops program, an event honoring one of open wheel racing's most loyal and dedicated supporters, the late Justin Snyder, as well as a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of benefits for wounded veterans of the military actions following September 11, will uproot from Pennsylvania and move to northeast Ohio's Sharon Speedway in 2020, officially padding a must-see weekend that now feature's the 12th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial and Salute to the Troops on back-to-back days, each sanctioned by the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

The fifth annual Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops event, awarding a $6,000 top prize, will be contested on Sunday, July 12, immediately following the $6,000-to-win Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, July 11.

"After four successful years in Central PA, we are extremely excited to bring Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops race back home to Sharon Speedway," Derek Snyder explained, older brother of the late Justin Snyder and the Executive Manager & Partner of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC. "My family's passion for racing began at Sharon Speedway. My earliest memories are my brother and I attending our father's company picnic hosted at Sharon Speedway during the Sharon Nationals, then camping out with our aunts, uncles, and cousins in the parking lot. Our father supported the track with pace cars and sponsorships clear back to the mid-80's. Snyder Pontiac Buick GMC Cadillac also sponsored Lou Blaney for several years. So, having the privilege to host Justin's race the same weekend as the Lou Blaney Memorial is an incredible honor."

Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops program was hosted at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, during its first four editions before making the switch to Sharon Speedway. The All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioned editions two through four with Gerard McIntrye, Jr. winning the most recent contest in 2019. Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart won the event title in 2018, with the late Greg Hodnett winning the first Salute to the Troops event with All Star involvement in 2017. Danny Dietrich, Central PA's defending sprint car champion, earned the inaugural, unsanctioned event victory in 2016.

"It just seemed very fitting for me to keep this going by bringing the race to Sharon Speedway. This is something I believe my brother would be incredibly proud of," Derek Snyder continued. "I'm so grateful for our family's relationship with Lou and Kate Blaney over the years. I wanted to be certain that I had Kate's blessing prior to even considering this move and date. Thankfully, she obliged and here we are. I want to thank Jared of the All Stars for the Series' support, as well. This race has really taken on a life of its own, especially when you look at the past winners including Danny Dietrich, Greg Hodnett, Tony Stewart, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr. I encourage all of our friends and family, including our Central PA racing family, to join us in keeping Justin's memory alive as we honor our nation's bravest!"

More news and information pertaining to Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops program, such as gate times and ticket prices, will be posted in the near future. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online at www.sharonspeedway.com, as well as on all available social media outlets.

Fans unable to make the journey to Sharon Speedway for Lou Blaney Memorial / Justin Snyder's Salute to the Troops weekend can still witness the events online, live exclusively at FloRacing. To access live coverage visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

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Swanson Wins Dave Steele Tribute

In Doran Racing Asphalt Sprint Car

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Feb. 22 — Doran Enterprises is famous for its winning ways in endurance sports car races at Daytona International Speedway and Sebring International Raceway in the state of Florida, but on Thursday night the versatile Lebanon, Ohio-based team was also victorious in the inaugural Dave Steele World Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship 125 at Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park.

The blue and orange Doran Enterprises No. 77 Beast powered by a Bill Tranter-prepped Chevy V-6 engine and driven by Kody Swanson of Zionsville, Ind. was the class of the field. Although Swanson had never seen the track before, he topped the charts in qualifying with a time of 13.410 seconds in the car, which is sponsored by Glenn Farms of Woodland, Ga. He then won the 125-lap feature on the quarter-mile, semi-banked asphalt oval near St. Petersburg for the $5,000 top prize.

As the fastest qualifier Swanson was permitted to start on the inside or the outside of the front row. He chose the outside and led initially until Kyle O’Gara passed him.

Swanson bided his time, trying to save his tires and brakes. He passed O’Gara around lap 66 and had built up a small advantage over the field until that disappeared when a red flag flew on lap 84 to clean up spilled fluid on the track.

Bobby Santos III is often one of Swanson’s main competitors in similar events, and he won the preliminary night feature. After starting fifth, Santos had also passed O’Gara before the red waved, and was right behind Swanson for the restart with 41 laps remaining.

But Swanson had a great restart, fought Santos off, maneuvered his way through lapped traffic, and even built up a 1.077-second margin over Santos at the checkered. O’Gara held on for third followed by Joe Ligouri and John Inman.

Thursday night’s race honored the memory of Dave Steele, a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver who was killed in an asphalt sprint car accident March 25, 2017 at DeSoto Speedway in Bradenton, Fla. Swanson and Steele were friends and former teammates in midgets. Steele was a two-time USAC Silver Crown champion. Swanson is the winningest driver in USAC Silver Crown history with five championships.

In an earlier appearance with Doran Racing last fall at Daytona International Speedway, Swanson and Brad Jaeger won their class in a Doran Racing endurance sports car at Historic Sportscar Racing’s Classic 24 Hour event.

For more information see DoranRacing.com.

 

 

Change of Pace For Chapple in 2020

FORTVILLE, IN (February 22, 2020)........Change is good, and change is exactly what you will see for Isaac and his team this season. We are excited to announce that Isaac will be competing fulltime with the MPD Racing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) in 2020. The 20-race schedule will feature stops at 13 different racetracks throughout four different states. Of the 13 racetracks on the schedule, Isaac has previously competed at just four of them. 2020 brings a new challenge to the Isaac Chapple Racing team, but one that they are ready for. We are looking forward to not only change, but a fun and successful season as well.

“I’m super excited about our plans for the 2020 season. I have high expectations for us this year, but I’m also looking forward to a change of pace and having some fun. I really enjoy traveling and racing sprint cars and I’m just blessed and thankful that I can continue to do that year after year. I have some great supporters behind me and we’re all really like family. The relationships that I have with every sponsor and crew member is special and we have fun doing this deal together. I really like what Aaron has going on right now with the BOSS series and I’m looking forward to following his tour this year. With the schedule being just 20 races, I’ll be able to go hit other shows as well. I just love racing sprint cars and we’re really excited to go have some fun this year. I know we can be successful if we keep it fun.” Isaac said about the upcoming season.

We want to thank all of our awesome fans for their continued support. We know you have been anxious to hear our plans and we greatly appreciate your patience.

Look for Isaac at any of the BOSS series races this season! As Isaac stated, you will also be able to find him at select other races this year throughout the Midwest. Check back weekly to see where you can catch Isaac and the 52 machine in action near you. In the meantime, be sure to follow us on our social media outlets for all of the latest news on ICR and check out our website for schedules, results, and merchandise. See you at the races!

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Twitter: @ICRacin
2020 BOSS Schedule
Sat. 3/28 - Waynesfield Raceway Park - Waynesfield, OH
Sat. 4/25 - Atomic Speedway - Waverly, OH
Fri. 5/1 - Moler Raceway Park - Williamsburg, OH
Sat. 5/2 - Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
Fri. 5/15 - Limaland Motorsports Park - Lima, OH
Sat. 5/16 - Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, IN
Fri. 5/29 - Gas City Speedway - Gas City, IN
Sat. 5/30 - Twin Cities Raceway Park - North Vernon, IN
Fri. 6/12- I-96 Speedway - Lake Odessa, MI
Sat. 6/13 - Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
Fri. 6/19 - Moler Raceway Park - Williamsburg, OH
Sat. 6/20 - Richmond Raceway - Richmond, KY
Thu. 7/2 - Waynesfield Raceway Park - Waynesfield, OH
Sat. 7/4 - Atomic Speedway - Waverly, OH
Sat. 7/18 - Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway - Imperial, PA
Sat. 8/8 - Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
Sat. 8/15 - Oakshade Raceway - Wauseon, OH
Sat. 8/22 - Waynesfield Raceway Park - Waynesfield, OH
Sat. 8/29 - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, IN
Fri. 10/9 - Moler Raceway Park - Williamsburg, OH

 

 

Clinton County Motor Speedway Prepares for 2020 Race Season Under New Management

The Clinton County Fair Association announced plans for the 2020 racing season at the 3/8th mile dirt oval located in Mill Hall, PA. The Clinton County Motor Speedway will begin its 32nd year of operations.

The Fair Association has decided to be the operators of the speedway with assistance and guidance of former race promoter Jason McCahan, who promoted the speedway from 2002-2004. "The board felt it was the right time to take control of the speedway to ensure that it opened in 2020," said fair board president, Phil Courter. "We watched the success of the Juniata County Fair Association and Port Royal Speedway and would like to replicate that here. We are pleased to have Jason back with us for this new era of racing at Clinton County."

"Clinton County is my hometown track," said McCahan. "I remember being here for the inaugural race when it opened in 1989. Over the years it has had its ups and downs with various promotional teams. It is my goal to help the fair build a stable weekly program that will gain strong support from the racing community and its fans. The races are a great family entertainment venue."

The speedway plans to open on Friday, May 1st with the Limited Late Models as the headline division. The following week on May 8th, the Racesaver Sprint Cars sanctioned by the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series will be the featured division. The two divisions will share the spotlight throughout the 2020 season.

In addition to the headlining divisions, the 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints, Pro Stock and 4 Cylinder Stock cars will be featured weekly. "We have had a number of Pro Stock drivers from Selinsgrove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway express an interest in racing Friday nights at Clinton County, so we have made them a weekly division." added McCahan. "We are doing the same thing with the270 Micro Sprints and 600 Micro Sprints, we believe as a weekly division more drivers can commit to making Clinton County their weekly Friday night speedway."

The four-cylinder division will see the most change in 2020, as the rules will return to a stock division. "We had strong support by the four-cylinder class when it was a stock division in 2002," said McCahan. "Many of our current Late Model and Pro Stock drivers started their racing careers in the four-cylinder class, so I feel that it is important to return this division to an economical-grass-roots racing division."

The schedule will feature weekly racing from May through September. Special events and promotions will be announced as details are confirmed.

"We are thankful for those in the racing community who have assisted us to ensure the speedway opens in 2020," said Courter. "It has been a busy start to 2020 with a great deal of work that has taken place behind the scenes.”

For more information about the Clinton County Motor Speedway, including the 2020 Schedule and Division rules, visit www.clintonountymotorspeedway.com or follow Clinton County Motor Speedway on Facebook.

Clinton County Motor Speedway
Tentative 2020 Schedule

Gates Open at 5PM Warmups at 7PM Racing at 7:30PM

May 1 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

May 8 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

May 15 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

May 22 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

May 29 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

June 5 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

June 12 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

June 19 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

June 26 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

July 3 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

July 10 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

July 17 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

July 24 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

July 31 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

August 5 Midweek Fair Special: 270 Micros, 600 Micros, Pro Stocks, and 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

August 7 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

August 14 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

August 21 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

August 28 Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

September 4 September 4 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars (non-points show), Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints, 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

September 11 Laurel Highlands Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros Pro Stocks, & 4-Cylinder Stock Cars

September 19 Laurel Highlands/PASS Nittany Championship, 270 Micros, 600 Micros, Pro Stocks, 4-Cylinder Stock Cars (Rain Date, September 20)

October 3
October 3 TBA


 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints set to Fly Around Airborne Speedway on Saturday, June 27.

SYRACUSE, NY – The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) are set to return to the Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on Saturday night, June 27th. The addition is an important part to the tour for teams in the Eastern part of New York State, New England and across the border in nearby Quebec.

When the checkered flag dropped to end the 2019 at the Airborne Speedway the future seemed bleak on a possible re-opening of the facility after several years of hardship. It was recently announced Howard Commander, owner of Lebanon Valley and Albany-Saratoga Speedways, has stepped in to provide the track with new life. He is instilling the guidance and leadership of the management team of Albany-Saratoga promoter Lyle DeVore and former Airborne promoter Mike Perrotte who anticipate a successful 2020 season for the picturesque facility.

"ESS has grown to be one of the most popular events over the years with our fans and we wanted to make sure we had them on the schedule for this year," noted promoter Lyle DeVore, "The sprints are always exciting and ESS has really built up a tradition at Airborne that we wanted to keep going."

"We tweaked our schedule this year to give the teams off weekends but we always had Airborne in the back of our minds in case it did have some good news and would stay open," said ESS' VP Dean Reynolds, "To have Lyle (DeVore) and Mike (Perrotte) stepping in to keep the track open is huge and if there is anyone that will get the ball rolling in the right direction it will be them. We are glad they chose us to come back again this year."

DeVore is a recognized authority on preparation of race track surfaces,as demonstrated week in and week out at Albany-Saratoga and Lebanon Valley Speedways,producing some of the best racing around. He will bring his expertise to Airborne, especially on the night the ESS winged warriors will be there.

Matt Tanner, Steve Poirier and Josh Pieniazek were all recent winners at Airborne and they will be in the field on the 27th. Add in Paulie Colagiovanni, Jason Barney, Chuck Hebing, Billy VanInwegen, Shawn Donath, Jonathan Preston, Jeff Cook, Scott Holcomb, Brett Wright and friends from the Sprint Cars of New England, and it will be a star studded field.

The winged sprint cars from the Lucas Oil Tour are back at Airborne! For more information please visit www.plattsburghairbornespeedway.com and also www.empiresupersprints.com .

 

 

 

 

Cisney Partners With Drydene Performance Products for 2020 Season

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Feb. 21, 2020) - Central Pennsylvania sprint car driver Dylan Cisney is pleased to welcome Drydene Performance Products to the team's stable in 2020.

"Drydene does a lot of great things for the motor sports community," he said. "I'm thrilled that they are going to be on board with our team. They have great oil products and have spent a lot of time and money on research and development. I'm looking forward to representing their brand."

For over a century Drydene lubricants have been made in America and made to last, paving the way on our highways, in our fields and on the production line. And Drydene is still right here today doing what we do best; helping America Get the Job Done. Drydene products are built with ALL Technology®, Advanced Lubricity Life chemistry, to meet and exceed today's modern automotive, heavy duty and industrial needs. Drydene offers a complete line of automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, including engine oils, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), transmission fluids, grease, and hydraulic & gear oils. For more information, visit http://www.drydene.com or follow Drydene on Facebook: TeamDrydene, Twitter: @TeamDrydene and Instagram: TeamDrydene.

"Drydene Performance Products is pleased to welcome Dylan Cisney and Cisney Motorsports to Team Drydene for the 2020 season," said Al Johnson, Drydene Performance Products Director of Marketing and Branding. "Dylan is looking for another breakthrough season and Drydene is pleased to be one of the partners that will be part of his quest to continue his ascent in the tradition-rich Central Pennsylvania sprint car scene."

Cisney is tackling the Icebreaker 30 this Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., where he will open the 2020 season on the heels of a career-best campaign last year.

Cisney doubled his career sprint car win total by earning a trio of victories in 2019. He previously netted one triumph in each of three different seasons. Cisney also finished the season with eight top fives and a career-best 25 top 10s. Two of his wins came at Port Royal Speedway, where he tied a career-best points finish of second.

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Icebreaker 30

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DylanCisneyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DylanCisney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Drydene Performance Products

For over a century Drydene lubricants have been made in America and made to last, paving the way on our highways, in our fields and on the production line. And Drydene is still right here today doing what we do best; helping America Get the Job Done. Drydene products are built with ALL Technology®, Advanced Lubricity Life chemistry, to meet and exceed today's modern automotive, heavy duty and industrial needs. Drydene offers a complete line of automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, including engine oils, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), transmission fluids, grease, and hydraulic & gear oils. For more information, visit http://www.drydene.com or follow Drydene on Facebook: TeamDrydene, Twitter: @TeamDrydene and Instagram: TeamDrydene.

"Drydene does a lot of great things for the motor sports community," Cisney said. "I'm thrilled that they are going to be on board with our team. They have great oil products and have spent a lot of time and money with research and development. I'm looking forward to representing their brand."

Cisney would also like to thank Valley Supply, Inc., Mike Cleck Paving and Sealcoating, X-1 Race Cars, HP Engines, Red Zone Sports Bar & Grille, Bruce's Speed Shop, CPRS Physical Therapy, VRP Shocks, DMI/BullDog Rears, Wings Unlimited, TQ Fiberglass, Keizer Aluminum Wheels and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.



Trevor Baker will focus on 30-race agenda in 2020

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHREVE, Ohio (February 20, 2020) – With much of his focus molded so close to his work commitments, Shreve, Ohio’s Trevor Baker has decided to take a slight step back in 2020 and build a schedule unlike years prior, as only 30 events made the cut for Baker’s upcoming agenda, many of which high-profile and within the Buckeye State.

Baker, pilot of the familiar T-Rev Performance/Baker’s Mobile Home Transport/No. 45 sprint car, will kick start his season with the Attica Raceway Park opener on Friday, March 20. From there, the recent Sharon Speedway feature winner will spend his weekends bouncing back and forth between events at Attica, Wayne County Speedway, Atomic Speedway, and Sharon Speedway.

With not only local starts in mind, Baker will also join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and All Star Circuit of Champions during their visits to Ohio.

In addition, Baker plans to join the World of Outlaws during each of their visits to Eldora Speedway in 2020, as well as follow the All Star Circuit of Champions to each Ohio Sprint Speedweek stop, if work permits.

“We’ve been very busy at work and it’s hard for me to not focus on that. I want to race, but keeping up with my job and keeping that the first priority will never change,” Trevor Baker explained. “We still have a lot of races on our plate. As of right now, 30 stand out, although we haven’t really written them all out yet. We know where we want to spend the most of our time, but I’m sure we’ll be bouncing around. I’m excited to get started.”

Baker will enter 2020 with a heavy dose of positive momentum, recently earning the Apple Festival Nationals victory at Sharon Speedway on September 21.

“It wasn’t our last race of the year, but to get a win that late in the season really helped keep us motivated all winter,” Baker said of his Sharon Speedway victory. “We love racing at Sharon Speedway and I’m sure we’ll be there whenever possible this year.”

SPECIAL THANKS: T-Rev Performance and Trevor Baker would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Baker’s Mobile Home Transport, Exodus Cycle, Coblentz Trucking, H&S Concrete, Mid Ohio Diesel, Amsoil Stone Creek Lube, Triple-X Chassis.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to ‘follow’ Trevor Baker and T-Rev Performance on all available social media accounts including Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRevPerformance and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TRevPerformance. Trevor Baker’s MyRacePass account can found at www.trevorbaker.myracepass.com.

STATS:
2019 Highlights: Finished eighth during FAST Series action at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 6; 2019 season debut. Finished eighth during OVSCA action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Rallied from 11th to finish fourth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Rallied from 11th to finish 8th at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Finished sixth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Earned victory during Sharon Speedway’s Apple Festival Nationals on Saturday, September 21. Earned A-main start against All Stars during Eldora’s 4-Crown Nationals on September 28.

2019 Wins: 1 (Sharon Speedway – 9/21/2019)

2020 Highlights:

2020 Wins: N/A


 

 

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports unveil big plans for 2020

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (February 20, 2020) – With a pair of USAC National Sprint Car starts at Bubba Raceway Park already under their belts, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports are pleased to unveil their entire slate for the 2020 season, complete with Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS), Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) and USAC National Sprint Car starts across much of the Midwest and Northeast. The bulk of their 2020 campaign will begin on March 28 during the BOSS Series opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio.

“We put a lot of time into building this schedule. I think it fits our team perfectly and we’re excited to get started,” Matt Westfall explained, the 2019 BOSS Series champion with Ray Marshall Motorsports. “I can’t thank Ray Marshall and the entire team enough for this opportunity. Ray has a lot of confidence in our program and we’ve proved over and over again that we can be competitive on all levels. I think there are a lot of good times ahead for us.”

Although the team will not dedicate their efforts toward any specific series nor championship, Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will battle for many of the sport’s most prestigious and sought-after prizes including Eldora’s #LetRaceTwo and 4-Crown Nationals titles. In addition, the Forest, Ohio-based race team plans to enter most of the USAC Indiana Sprint Week schedule – six stops including one that has yet to be decided – as well as the annual Eastern Storm schedule in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Knoxville Raceway’s Cornbelt Nationals and Kokomo Speedway’s legendary Smackdown are also marquee events on Westfall’s agenda.

“It’s going to be an exciting season for our team. We have a lot in store, but I’m confident we’ll be ready,” explained Ray Marshall, owner of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car. “We’re excited to have Matt Westfall back behind the wheel of the Bumblebee Express. There are great things ahead for us.”

If a full slate of non-wing competition with Ray Marshall Motorsports was not enough, Matt Westfall will also participate in multiple USAC Silver Crown events under the Westfall Motorsports banner, as well as SpeedSTR programs in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

“I’m fortunate enough to have the opportunity to race multiple divisions in 2020, so I want to take full advantage of that,” Westfall continued. “Hopefully we can find success on all levels.”

2020 Matt Westfall Schedule:
March

28 Waynesfield BOSS Sprint

April

4 Lawrenceburg USAC Sprint

17 Bloomington USAC Sprint

18 Lawrenceburg Local Sprint

24 Kokomo TBD Local Sprint

25 Kokomo TBD Local Sprint

25 Atomic TBD BOSS Sprint

26 Terre Haute MSCS Sprint

May

1 Moler BOSS Sprint

2 Fremont BOSS Sprint

3 Kokomo Local Sprint

8 Eldora USAC Sprint

9 Eldora USAC Sprint

13 Kutztown SpeedSTR

15 Lima BOSS Sprint

16 Lawrenceburg BOSS Sprint

20 Terre Haute USAC Sprint

21 Terre Haute USAC Silver Crown

22 Bloomington MSCS Sprint

23 Lincoln Park MSCS Sprint

24 Kokomo Local Sprint

25 Kutztown SpeedSTR

29 Gas City BOSS Sprint

30 Twin Cities BOSS Sprint

31 Kokomo Local Sprint

June

3 Kutztown SpeedSTR

7 Kutztown SpeedSTR

9 Grandview USAC Sprint

10 Bridgeport USAC Sprint

11 BAPS Motor Speedway USAC Sprint

12 Williams Grove USAC Silver Crown

13 Port Royal USAC Sprint

14 Weedsport USAC Sprint

17 Kutztown SpeedSTR

19 Moler BOSS Sprint

20 Richmond BOSS Sprint

26 Plymouth USAC Sprint

27 I-96 USAC Sprint

July

2 Waynesfield BOSS Sprint

3 Kokomo Local Sprint

4 Atomic BOSS Sprint

9 I-80 USAC Sprint

10 Knoxville USAC Sprint

11 Knoxville USAC Sprint

15 Eldora USAC Sprint

17 Gas City Local Sprint

18 Pittsburgh BOSS Sprint

22 Kutztown SpeedSTR

24 Gas City USAC Sprint Speedweek

25 Kokomo USAC Sprint Speedweek

26 Lawrenceburg USAC Sprint Speedweek

28 Kutztown SpeedSTR

29 Terre Haute USAC Sprint Speedweek

30 Lincoln Park USAC Sprint Speedweek

31 Bloomington TBD USAC Sprint Speedweek

31 Lima TBD Local Sprint

August

8 Fremont BOSS Sprint

9 Selinsgrove USAC Silver Crown

12 Kutztown SpeedSTR

15 Oakshade BOSS Sprint

16 Kutztown SpeedSTR

19 Kutztown SpeedSTR

22 Springfield USAC Silver Crown

26 Kokomo USAC Sprint Smackdown

27 Kokomo USAC Sprint Smackdown

28 Kokomo USAC Sprint Smackdown

29 Kokomo USAC Sprint Smackdown

September

4 Gas City Local Sprint

6 DuQuoin USAC Silver Crown

11 Gas City Local Sprint

12 Lawrenceburg Local Sprint

18 Terre Haute USAC Sprint

19 Lawrenceburg Local Sprint

24 Gas City USAC Sprint

26 Eldora USAC Sprint & USAC Silver Crown

October

2 Gas City Local Sprint

3 Lawrenceburg USAC Sprint

9 Moler BOSS Sprint

16 Kokomo Local Sprint

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans should ‘Like’ Matt Westfall Racing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/, as well as keep up with Ray Marshall Motorsports on all of the available social media channels including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/.

Fans can find Ray Marshall Motorsports on the Web at: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/.

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Matt Westfall earned four Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) victories, the most ever attained by a driver during a single season. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3.

2019 Wins: 6 (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – April 13), (Fremont Speedway – BOSS – July 13), (Limaland Motorsports Park – Weekly – August 2), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 24) (Gas City Speedway – Weekly – September 13) (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – October 5)

2019 Championships: Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS)

2019 Highlights: Earned the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) opening night win at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3. Finished 13th against stout #LetsRaceTwo field at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 10. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 17; led first 16 laps. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 31. Rallied from 10th to second during BOSS Series action at Moler Raceway Park on Friday, June 7. Charged from 12th to fourth during main event action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Climbed from eighth to fourth at Gas City Speedway on June 21. Finished fourth during BOSS Series action at Lernerville Speedway on June 28. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday, June 29. Finished seventh during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 3. Finished 10th during USAC’s Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway on July 5. Finished sixth from 15th at Gas City Speedway on July 12. Earned BOSS Series victory at Fremont Speedway on July 13; second BOSS win of the year. Finished sixth at Eldora Speedway on July 17 during #LetsRaceTwo make-up feature. Finished third during BOSS Series action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 27. Earned victory at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, August 2. Earned back-to-back third place finishes during BOSS action at Gas City and Oakshade Raceway. Finished fourth during Dick Gaines Memorial at Lawrenceburg Speedway on August 17. Earned BOSS Series victory during Kokomo Speedway’s Smackdown finale on Saturday, August 24. Finished fifth at Gas City Speedway on Friday, September 6. Earned Gas City Speedway victory on Friday, September 13. Finished fourth during action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, September 14. Advanced from 20th to 12th during USAC start at Gas City on September 26. Hard Charged twice during Sprint Car and Silver Crown starts at Eldora Speedway on September 28; 16th to seventh and 27th to seventh, respectively. Won BOSS main event at Atomic Speedway on October 5, clinched BOSS championship. Closed season with an eighth place finish at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, October 12.

2020 Wins: N/A

2020 Highlights: Kicked-off season with USAC action at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

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410 SPRINTCARS

Farrell Finding His Feet

One of the newest faces on the 410 Sprintcar scene in Queensland is Tim Farrell, and he is certainly making an impression in his first full season.

In last Saturday night’s latest East Coast Logistics Series round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, Farrell recorded a season-best performance: a fifth-place feature-race finish.

So far this season, the Gold Coast, Queensland-based racer has been qualifying further down the feature-race field and as a result he has had his work cut out for him and as a result forced to move his way through the field and has managed to record numerous top-10 finishes. However, on Saturday night, he managed to start the feature race from position five and was able to go on and maintain that position for the entire 30-lap distance.

Farrell was pleased with Saturday night’s result asit was not only a solid reward for all the team’s hard work so far this season but also a boost tohis own confidence for the remainder of the season.

“It was great for the whole team to come away with a season-best result and it shows what we can do when we can put together a whole night,” said the 31-year-old racer, who at the previous Archerfield Speedway race meeting was cruelly denied of a podium finish, due to running out of fuel on the final lap.

“The team and I have so far this season struggled to put a whole night together, as we have been strong in time trials and then struggled in the feature race, and then we have struggled in time trials and then been forced to play catch up all night to salvage a feature-race result.”

The Qld # 51 United Waste Services supported ART car pilot’s plans for the rest of the 2019-20 season are to run the remaining Queensland race meetingsand contest the three-night Easter Trail down in Victoria. For next season, he is wanting to expand his season schedule by competing in severalof the major interstate race meetings.

Prior to this season, Farrellboasts a brief but competitive speedway background. After competing in Motocross and Supercross events on two wheels and then more recently Go Karts on the tar, he ventured into speedway. Farrell’s first taste of speedway was in the 2017-18 season, when he joined the Compact Speedcars and the highlight in that class was impressively winning the Australian Championship at Kingaroy Speedway. Towards the end of his first season, he moved into Speedcars. After contesting the first half of the 2018-19 season in the Speedcar class, he took on another challenge by dipping his toe into 410 Sprintcars. He ran a total of 10 race meetings with the Ayers Family team in a lease deal, before deciding to setup his own 410 Sprintcar team for this current 2019-20 season.

“For me, my move into speedway was only ever going to be on a casual basis, but that soon changed and after a few seasons here I am with my own Sprintcar team,” Farrell explained.

“I’m really enjoying my time in Sprintcars and the goal is just keep improving to become a consistent front runner in the seasons to come.”

The next outing for Farrell is going to be this Saturday night’s fourth Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Qld round at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway.

Farrell is proudly sponsored in the 2019-20 season by: United Waste Services Raw Metal Corp GSA Advanced Machinery SEO Waste & Recycling

Special Thanks:Matt Black, Mark Farmer, Tim North and Todd Wanless.

 

 

Reutzel Crowned East Bay’s King of 360s!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (February 20, 2020) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team closed out the Florida Speedweeks portion of the 2020 early-season campaign in fine fashion by picking up the $10,000 “King of 360’s” Nationals winner’s share at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday night.

Following a fifth-place run in the Thursday night prelim before a Friday night rainout, Saturday’s triumph was the third Florida victory for the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car team and eighth top-ten in nine starts.

“It was the kind of start to the season that you want to have,” said Reutzel, who also earned a pair of All Star Circuit of Champions victories along with three consecutive World of Outlaws top-ten finishes. “We need to qualify better in the Outlaw races to be in a better position to run up front, but we raced really well the entire time. We’re looking forward to the rest of the season.”

The Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team gets a breather until World of Outlaws action resumes in Texas at Paige’s Cotton Bowl Speedway and then Kilgore’s Lonestar Speedway on March 13-14.

Reutzel will take in the opening portion of the WoO schedule in the ensuing weeks before digging in to take aim at a third consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions title with the April 10 season opener at Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park.

Last weekend’s “King of 360’s” Nationals began with Reutzel posting a fourth-place heat race finish and then earning a fifth-place showing in the feature, good enough to lock into the top six in points and a feature starting position for Saturday’s $10,000-to-win Ronald Laney Memorial.

“It was one of those typical East Bay tide-in racetracks, it was greasy all night,” Reutzel explained. “We were terrible early, we got okay later but had no chance of winning. Luckily, we got just enough points to lock into the feature.”

Saturday looked to be more of the same with Reutzel slipping back several positions from his pole start in the 40-lap feature before the top came in and he moved the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspension machine back to the front by mid-race and stayed there throughout to earn the crown.

“The track was the same as Thursday night and we still weren’t good,” Reutzel explains. “We tried some stuff in the Dash and still weren’t any good, then we weren’t any better when the feature started. We finally had a long run that made it into a normal racetrack, and I was able to get going up top. I didn’t think we had a chance at it for a while though.”

The Clute, TX, native relished the honor of winning the Ronald Laney Memorial, named for a fellow Texas racer that succumbed to East Bay injuries in 2002.

“Ronald grew up probably about an hour from where I lived,” Reutzel said afterward. “I remember being about eight years old watching him race and getting his autograph after the races, so it’s cool to win this race.”

With a successful Florida trip in the rearview mirror, Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 crew are back in action close to him in March with a pair of World of Outlaws events in Texas.

2020 Quick Stats: 18 races, 4 wins, 11 top-fives, 15 top-tens.

Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, TX) on March 13 and Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, TX) on March 14.

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.

 

 

‘LIGHTNING’ LARRY WRIGHT EXPECTED TO BRING EXCITEMENT TO TRENTON INDOOR DIRT RACE THIS WEEKEND

TRENTON, NJ February 20, 2020 . . . Dirt Modified super star Larry Wight of Phoenix, N.Y. is expected to bring excitement to this weekend’s East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals to be held inside the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ, on Friday and Saturday February 21–22.

‘Lightning Larry’ just returned to his Phoenix, N.Y. home after two week competition in Florida in a dirt Modified when he was offered to drive Kenny Vincent’s 600cc Sprint. The combination makes the new team one of the pre-race favorites to win Saturday’s $5,000 to win 50 lap A-Main.

Wight brought back a championship Gator trophy from Florida's Volusia Speedway Park after winning three of the five DIRTcar Nationals Modified features held. The 2018 winner of Super DIRT Week in Oswego, N.Y., also has 410, 360 and Midget car experience. In his first appearance at the Chili Bowl Indoor Midget Car event in Tulsa, Okla. in 2017 he became a rookie sensation.

Vincent’s No. 97 600cc Sprint, based out of Delaware, is also a top runner wherever it competes with driver Luke Thomas behind the wheel. When Thomas was not able to compete this weekend, Vincent went looking for a replacement that could take his team to victory lane. Through the urging of friends Wight was chosen and he quickly accepted.

In the first running of the East Coast Dirt Nationals, Thomas blew a tire during a qualifying event that buried him in Saturday’s alphabet soup qualifying races. But Thomas rebounded to transfer from the back of the D-Main to the, C to the B, to the A-Main despite starting in the back of each race. Thomas then drove from the rear of the field again to finish seventh in the A-Main earning him the “Hard Charger” of the event award.

The first Indoor Dirt Nationals was won by Staten Island, N.Y. 600cc Sprint regular Whitey Kidd III. Last year’s event to dirt Modified star Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. Rudolph, a three-time champion of the Indoor Auto Racing ‘Concrete” series, won last year’s event in a pick-up ride, much like Wight will attempt this weekend.

Wight will join another red-hot driver coming off a sense national Florida Speedweeks. Anthony Nocella of Wolburn, Mass. The 27-year old won twice in an asphalt Modified during the week-long World Series Of Auto Racing at New Smyrna Speedway. This included a photo finish victory in the John Blewett, III Memorial 76-lap race.

Though Nocella’s more recent racing endeavors have consisted of racing Modifieds on pavement, he has considerable background racing 600 Sprints and he’s made three previous appearances at the Chili Bowl in a full-size Midget.

On Friday, by the luck of a blind draw, the field will be split into 10 heat races. Those who start in the back will benefit by points given for each car passed.

The top 60 in heat race points are then divided into four A-Main qualifiers of which the top three transfer directly to Saturday’s 50 lap A-Main event paying $5,000 to the winner.

On Saturday all non-qualified drivers are split into qualifying races by their results on Friday. Each of these events, starting with twin letter F-Mains transfer four to the next main until two B-Mains are reached on the scheduled. In the final qualifiers, the top six transfer to the A-Main which will start 24 cars.

Grandstand gates open at 6 pm on Friday with racing beginning at 7 pm. The doors open at 4 pm on Saturday with an autograph session at 4:30 among the 12 drivers locked into the A-Main after Friday’s events. Racing on Saturday will begin at 6 pm.

Tickets are currently available in a range of different prices at www.indoorautoracing.com or at the venue box office. Friday’s event offers general admission seating throughout the huge arena giving fans a chance to move around and decide on a reserved seat for Saturday’s race.

 

 

Harli White Set For 2020 Season With The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series

Bryan Hulbert - LINDSAY, Okla. (February 19, 2020) Arriving back in the United States on Monday after spending time racing in Australia, Harli White is working on making final preparations before setting out on her fourth season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.
"Mentally and Physically, I'm ready to go. Since I've been in Australia over the winter, Johnny [Herrera] has been awesome taking care of everything and, aside from decals this weekend, has everything ready to go," stated White when asked about the work during the off-season.
"Johnny and I talked a lot and I feel like our program is more put together than it's ever been. We sold pretty much all of our used parts and are starting new this year, so this is the first time I'll actually be starting the year off fresh."
Sticking close to the same package the team had in 2019, Harli will again unitize Mach1 Chassis with Shark Racing Engines under the Bonnet.
Aside from working on making the program better on the track, Harli and Herrera have also focused on making the program behind the scenes flow better as well. A versatile combination in 2019, the first year allowed the pair to see where improvements could be made.
"That's one thing we've really worked on is developing that bond and friendship as a driver and crew chief. I feel like we've really become more like a family and it's nice having someone that you get along with and can work with on a daily basis. It makes a big difference."
White's stateside program kicks off at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. where the Dustin Dream/Life of Hope Ministries No. 17w hits the track on Thursday, February 27 for practice before starting the tour the following two nights at the one-third mile oval. More information on the event can be found at http://www.ascsracing.com.
The 2020 season marks the 13th year of racing for Harli White. Racing full time with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, Harli will also mix in several events throughout the country when not on the road. For continued updates and news on Harli White, log onto http://www.harliwhiteracing.net.
2020 Season to Date:
Events: 4; Wins -0; Top 5 - 1; Top 10 - 1;
Coming Up:
February 28 - Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, Ariz.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
February 29 - Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, Ariz.) with Lucas Oil ASCS
Follow Harli White Online:
Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin
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The Sponsors:
Dustin's Dream, Life of Hope Ministries, Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, The Mower Shop, Choice Builders, Green Country Farms, Champion Brands, Smiley's Racing Products, MyRacePass.com, FK Rod Ends, Simpson, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Allstar Performance, Bald Hill Cattle Co., Schure Built Suspension, Bombshell Designs, PXP Racewear,

 

 

Bogucki and SawBlade.com Backed Team Aiming for ASCS National Title in 2020

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Feb. 19, 2020) - Australian sprint car driver Scott Bogucki returned to the United States earlier this month and has been a one-man working machine getting prepared for the 2020 season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Bogucki and his SawBlade.com sponsored team will kick off the season Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

Last season Bogucki finished fifth in the series championship standings, scoring three victories along the way. He is eager to get 2020 underway after he and primary sponsor SawBlade.com inked their partnership for a third straight year.

"I'm lucky to have such a great relationship with the people at SawBlade," Bogucki said. "To be able to have them support me and believe in me for a third straight year is humbling. Chris, Bubba and Bridgette came on board with the team two years ago and quite simply without their support racing the ASCS National Tour would not have been possible. I'm very proud to be associated with such great people with such a great product.

"If you look at the growth of this team from 2018 to 2019 it's just phenomenal. It's not where I want us to be, but I'm committed to use 2019 as a stepping stone to bigger and better things in 2020."

Bogucki, the 2018 ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year, is coming off a huge win in his native Australia. He claimed the opening night of the 48 th annual Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool last month.

"I don't think a lot of people realize how tough the ASCS National Tour is," he said. "When I got that 410 win at Premier I think a lot of my friends in Australia got an understanding. That was a really big win for me to start the year."

With the departure of four-time ASCS champion Sam Hafertepe Jr. to the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1 for 2020, the chase for the ASCS title is wide open.

"With Sam leaving it means one less really, really good guy we have to beat, but there's some very talented returning drivers and some new ones so it will be just as tough," Bogucki said. "Realistically, we should have finished in the top three in points last season. That one trip in Missouri when I got hurt cost us. We went from eighth in points in 2018 to fifth last year so our goal this year is to win the championship and reward our great sponsors."

Since returning to the United States Bogucki has been "thrashing" pretty much on his own to get ready for the opening month of racing.

"I have the back-up car ready and just a few things to button up on the primary car," he said. "We got a new truck and trailer and that required a lot of organizing and work."

Bogucki often times is on the road, driving the rig and working on the race car himself. He will have long-time friend Dillon Paddock joining the team in Arizona as well as the following races in California.

"Dillon is a huge help and I have another long-time friend, Jared Sewell, coming out to help early on," he said. "I really couldn't do this without some great people coming on board along the way. When you have to set the car up, drive the car, then wash and maintenance the car and drive the rig by yourself you can get burned out really quick. To be able to get people to jump in every now and then is huge for me."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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"In this sport you don't see a lot of partnerships last as long as what we have been able to do with SawBlade," Bogucki said. "It's because of the people and the relationships we have built. I will give it my all to get them the results they deserve in 2020."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Racing Suspension, Howard Law, and Findley and Sons for their support.

 

 

Amantea Kicks Off Ambitious 2020 Season at East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (Feb. 19, 2020) - Joey Amantea is opening his 2020 race season this weekend with a first-ever trip to compete in the 3rd annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals inside the CURE Insurance Arena.

The event in Trenton, N.J., features nearly 100 wingless 600cc sprints that are racing on an indoor banked, clay oval in chase of a $5,000 prize for the winner of the Saturday night portion. The event begins on Friday.

Amantea believes his team has a shot to turn a few heads this weekend.

"It's literally an ice hockey rink turned into a dirt track for the weekend," he said. "I've been to the race as a visitor before, but now I'm looking forward to being able to participate as a racer. These types of races are tough as you don't really know what you're getting into. But with a little luck I think we can do as well as anybody can and I look forward to the challenge."

The two-race weekend kicks off a busy season that will see the young driver aim to compete in approximately 85 races, including a first-ever venture behind the wheel of a wingless 360 sprint car.

Thanks to the Burke Family, Amantea is going to run approximately 20 races with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars. Not only will it be a new division, but it will take the young Mount Pocono, Pa., native to visit new tracks he hasn't ran at before.

"This is an opportunity that came about late this offseason and I couldn't be any more excited about getting behind the wheel of a 360 sprint car," he said. "This is a big step forward in my racing career and I'm excited to see what we can do."

Amantea isn't getting too far ahead of himself as his focus is on the weekend ahead.

"I'm just amped up to get behind the wheel and get this season underway," he said. "We've got an ambitious schedule ahead this year, but I'm looking forward to kicking it off in Trenton with a bang."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J., for the 3 rd annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JPA Masonry

JPA Masonry, which is located in Mt. Pocono, Pa., is a trusted and experienced masonry leader in the Poconos. Although established in 2001, contractor and owner, Joseph P. Amantea (JPA), has almost 20 years of experience in the masonry field, including custom stone and design. For more information, visit http://www.JPAMasonry.com.

"JPA Masonry drives our race team," Amantea said. "Without their support I wouldn't be able to race. I'm very appreciative of all they do for me."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Experience Bolsters Team Pitt Racing

When you mix a relatively new team to Sprintcar racing and a driver with over three decades worth of experience, it’s a win-win situation, which is exactly the case with Team Pitt Racing linking up with multiple Tasmanian Sprintcar Champion Adrian Redpath.

After making a cameo appearance with Team Pitt Racing for last season’s Tasmanian 410 Sprintcar Title, Redpath during the most recent off season, which saw him depart from his previous team, agreed to run with the team on a full-time basis for the entire 2019-20 season.

Since the beginning of the season, Redpath and Team Pitt Racing has been on the pace and it has resulted in them picking up a pair of feature-race wins, with the most recent being last Saturday night at Hobart Speedway ahead of his brother Jason in second, and as a result of this form they are currently leading GBE Sprintcar Series point standings.

Despite the solid performances, there has been some tough breaks for the Redpath and Team Pitt Racing duo, which has forced them have to revert back to a 372ci engine following them damaging their main 410ci engine earlier in the season, and also having to contest the state’s biggest event – the recent Australian Championship at Latrobe Speedway – well down on horsepower. Despite the horsepowerdisadvantage, they came away from their Australian Championship campaign with their heads held high, after they were unlucky not to have made Saturday night’s feature race following them missing out on a transfer spot by a single position in the B main.

With the main 410ci engine aboard the Tas # 35 Atlantic Oils / Pro Dig Earthworks supported Cool car not too far away from being available to use, the plan for the rest of the 2019-20 season to remain at the pointy end of the GBE Sprintcar Series point standings.

Bruce Pitt, who is the owner of Team Pitt Racing and the team’s previous driver, is very pleased with being able to have a driver of Redpath’s calibre in his corner.

“Since stepping into Sprintcar four seasons ago, it’s been quite a tough learning curve and although we were going OK, we were still lacking a bit of experience in vital areas,” Pitt explained.

“Adrian been a massive boost to our team with him helping us learn more about Sprintcar racing and have a lot of fun along the way, so it’s definitely a win-win for both parties.”

Redpath, who was without a drive heading into this season, has also been enjoying working with Team Pitt Racing.

“Bruce and his family team are all eager to learn more about Sprintcar racing and I’ve been happy to share my experience with themthrough joining the team as their driver,” said Redpath.

“Apart from having fun at the track, we have all gelled pretty well and we have been able to come away with some competitive performances so far this season, which makes everything all the more enjoyable.”

Currently enjoying an impressive debut season campaign together, Redpath and Team Pitt Racing have recently agreed to terms for the 2020-21 season, which will not only see them compete the entire local schedule but also venture onto the mainland to contest various major events, such as the Grand Annual Classic at Premier Speedway in Victoria.

The next appearance for the Redpath and Team Pitt Racing duo is going to be at Carrick Speedway for this Saturday night’s latest GBE Sprintcar Series round.

Team Pitt Racing would like to thank their 2019-20 season sponsors:
AtlanticOils
ProDigEarthworks
ConnectionElectricalServices
MGP
Vacon
WyllieTiles
Rexel
LauncestonPowderCoating
BartechSwitchboard
CNW
MaintenanceWelding
WingsandThings
PhilipDaveySheetmetal
CJMarine
TPROilsandLubricants

Special thanks must go out to the Team Pitt Racing crew: Daniel Sheehan, Zane Wyatt, Peter Hale, Sydney Pitt, and April Pitt.

To find out more about Team Pitt Racing, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Team Pitt Racing.

 

 

Terry McCarl Second at King of the 360 Event

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting the 2020 season underway with Destiny Motorsports in Florida over the last two weeks, TMAC and company would make stops at Volusia Speedway Park, and East Bay Raceway Park, with a pair of second place runs highlighting the opening stretch of the season.

“Volusia was tricky for our team,” McCarl said. “It is such a tough place, and you have to really be on your game with so many top-notch cars in attendance. We worked hard, and I think we made some strides, bit you can get behind so fast there is you aren’t perfect in time trials.”

Running with both the All Stars and the World of Outlaws at VSP, McCarl would tweak on his MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.Com No. 4 machine as he finished sixth in the B Main.

Heading into World of Outlaws action that following Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Altoona, IA driver would race his way into the first feature event of the season and record a 21st place finish.

Issues on Saturday night relegated McCarl and company to pull off during the ‘B’ Main, before Sunday’s final event at the DIRTcar Nationals saw him pocket another 21st place finish.

The scene would then shift to Tampa, FL where McCarl would reunite with the All Star Circuit of Champions for two more nights of racing at East Bay Raceway Park.

Timing in seventh fastest overall in qualifying time trials, McCarl would lock the STC/JLT Ent./KC Breweries entry directly into the feature event where he rolled off the grid form the 13th starting position.

From the seventh row, TMAC was methodical on the tricky 3/8 mile track. Working his way into the Top-10, McCarl would his first Top-10 of the season by way of a seventh place result.

One final night of 410ci competition in Florida came on Tuesday night as McCarl would again get his night off to a very good start. Timing in 4th quickest overall in time trials, TMAC would then finish fourth in his heat race and follow that up with a third place finish in the Dash.

Lining up sixth in the feature event, TMAC would run well for the early goings of the race until he slowly drifted outside of the Top-10 and ended his night with a 12th place finish.

With Wednesday night off, McCarl and the Destiny Motorsports team would swap over to their 360ci package as they would gear up for the 2020 King of the 360 event, a race won by McCarl and company one year ago.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race on Thursday night, TMAC flexed his muscle early as he jumped to the lead and never looked back. Doing all he could with the pill draw format, McCarl’s win would put him in the feature event where he would line up from the eighth starting position.

Proving to know his way around ‘The Bay’, TMAC was masterful in his charge towards the front. Getting into second, McCarl would navigate through traffic but would simply run out of time in his pursuit of Mark Smith.

Rain on Friday cancelled the event, and Saturday night saw McCarl line up on the front row of the 40-lap feature event as he looked for his fifth King of the 360 crown.

Jumping out to the early lead, McCarl would soon feel pressure from Mark Smith and Aaron Reutzel. With Smith challenging in lapped traffic, McCarl was able to answer his advances until lap 14 when he would fall into second.

Chasing after Smith, McCarl would actually fall back to third on the 20th lap as Reutzel was able to use the top to get into the runner up spot.

McCarl would use a lap 26 restart to move into second, and in the closing laps simply couldn’t reel the leader in as he closed his trip out with a second consecutive second place finish.

“I love East Bay,” McCarl said. “It is one of my favorite tracks in the country because it is so demanding on both the driver and the crew and that makes it really fun. We ran well with our 410ci early in the week, and we had a really strong run during the two 360ci races. We came through the field really well on Thursday, but Mark Smith was just too far gone. Saturday night we were really good, but with a big cushion built up, it is awfully hard to keep Aaron Reutzel at bay and he did what he does and beat us flat out. Florida is a great trip, we have some great sponsors down here and its really an enjoyable way to kick our season off.

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, TheSnowPlow.com, STC, JLT Ent., KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Country Builders Construction, Real-Geese, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Bosma Poultry, Inc., Rob-See-Co., Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, Kilani Fenders, T.H. Custom Manufacturing, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, Central Iowa Sheds, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, AL Drivelines, Saldana Tanks, Smith Titanium, and Scribner Engineering for their continued support.

2020 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3.

ON TAP: TMAC and Destiny Motorsports will take part in a USCS race on Saturday night at Dothan Motor Speedway in Cottonwood, AL.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

45 Entrants for Dutton Garage Australian Speedcar Championship

A highly class field will assemble at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool for the running of the Dutton Garage Australian Speedcar Championship as presented by Dream Multi-Media on February 28 and 29, 2020.

The 2020 Australian Speedcar Championship is proudly presented by Dutton Garage and Dream Multi and will be held from Friday February 28, 2020 to Saturday February 29, 2020.

A total of 46 entries were received with the field now having been reduced to 45 due to the unfortunate withdrawal of Queensland’s Callum Walker with an unforeseen issue with the Q35 Challenger/Toyota meaning they will not make the journey South.

The entry list is littered with Stars, with defending Champion Dayne Kingshott set to put the Title he won at the Perth Motorplex last year on the line in his A1 Esslinger powered Spike Chassis combination.

The Western Australian star, will be joined in the field by 2017-18 National Champion Kaidon Brown who is fresh off an appearance at the famed Chili Bowls in the United States, where he recorded a very impressive C-Main finish.

Super Star New Zealander, Michael Pickens, will make the trek across the ditch to campaign his New Zealand Title winning machinery as he goes in search of a second Australian Championship to sit alongside the one he captured during the 2015-16 season. Pickens will be aboard the 1NZ King Chassis, backed by a Toyota power plant.

Another former National Champion, Nathan Smee, is also amongst the entrants as he looks to break an Aussie Title winning drought, that has now extended into a tenth season, with the 2009-10 Champ, always being a threat at Warrnambool and he is set to make a statement abord the N14 Spike/Fontana.

American Star and 2019 World of Outlaws Sprintcar Series Rookie of the Year – Carson Macedo, is no stranger to Premier Speedway, however the 2020 Australian Speedcar Championship will be his first visit to Warrnambool in a Speedcar.

Macedo was the dominant force in Sydney in the Speedcar Division over the Christmas – New Year period against some quality opposition and he will be looking to replicate that form next week.

Having finished second in 2014 at Speedway City in Adelaide and third on three other occasions in the Australian Speedcar Championship, Alex Bright is another of the American visitors that will be super keen to see the coveted A1 leave our shores.

Bright will be in the W4 Esslinger powered entry and has to be considered as one of the favorites leading into the event as he aims to become the first American since Rico Abreu led home Brady Bacon and Nathan Smee in Brisbane in 2017 to win the Australian Championship.

A duo of American competitors will suit up for Victorian based car owner Mike Griffiths.

Oklahoma’s Michelle Decker will form one half of the two-pronged Griffith’s backed American attack, with the USAC Western State Feature Winner being joined by Shannon McQueen from Bakersfield, California in a pair of Simpson Race Products backed entries.

Rounding out the International entrants is Auckland, New Zealand’s Kaleb Currie who will pilot the Hardwyer Motorsport S6 entry with support of the Speedway Shop.

Having won the Beasley Family Memorial at Sungold Stadium on January 5, Matt Jackson will come to the Australian Championship brimming with confidence, albeit with a different team to that which he tasted success just under two months ago.

Troy Jenkins aboard the N78 entry, returns to right some wrongs from January 5, while the strong Victorian contingent headed up by Travis Mills, Mitch Whiting, Domain Ramsay, Andy Pearce and Justin McMinn will enjoy the familiar surrounds of Sungold Stadium.

With entrants from the USA, New Zealand and a majority of the Australian States and Territories, the 2020 Australian Speedcar Championship will be a hotly contested wide open affair.

Tickets for the Australian Speedcar Championship are currently available via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

On-line sales will cease at midnight on Thursday February 27, 2020 with nightly ticket sales available from gate opening at 4pm on Race Days.

The entry list is:

A1 Dayne Kingshott 1NZ Michael Pickens (NZ) W4j Alex Bright (USA) S6 Kaleb Currie (NZ) W7 Tom Payet V88 Jack Day V9 Matthew Balcombe V10 Travis Mills V10m Caleb Mills N11 Jay Waugh T12 Fred Freeman V12 Justin McMinn N14 Nathan Smee V15 Andy Pearce V17 Mitch Whiting V21 Adam Wallis V22 Joe Lostitch W23 Glen Mears N24 Clint Leibhardt V26 Taylor Gore W26 Keenan Fleming V27 Dillon Ghent N34 Jeffrey Burns V39 Nick Parker N40 Dave Lambert Q41w Glenn Wright N42 Warren Ferguson N51 Michael Stewart V55 Toby Smith N57 Harley Smee S57 Robert Heard S71 Troy Ware V71r Domain Ramsay V72 Glen Shaw V75c Shannon McQueen (USA) V75ok Michelle Decker (USA) N78 Troy Jenkins S83 Brett Ireland S88 Todd Wigzell V88 Craig Smith Q89 Rusty Whittaker T91 Brock Webster N97 Matt Jackson V97 Kaidon Brown N99 Carson Macedo (USA)

 

 

Fremont Speedway plans fun 69th anniversary season in 2020

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - The 69th anniversary season at Fremont Speedway will be filled with not only exciting sprint car and dirt truck racing nearly every Saturday but a lot of fun activities for the fans. "The Track That Action Built," located in the historic Sandusky County Fairgrounds in the heart of Fremont, Ohio, will kick off the season on Saturday, April 18.

The 2020 racing season marks the second year for the new Sandusky County Agricultural Society appointed speedway promotional board and member Ryan Schiets is excited about the schedule which will feature the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks.

"Last year was a huge learning curve for all of us. We made some mistakes but I think we made steady improvement. We received a lot of constructive comments and support and we really appreciate the patience and help. We are leaps and bounds ahead of where we were this time last year and we are excited about the 2020 schedule. We can't thank all the fans, race teams and our fantastic marketing partners enough for their support and encouragement," Schiets said.

Fremont Speedway will utilize a different race format for the 410 sprints in 2020. Cars will qualify one car at a time but you qualify within your heat (Example the first eight pill draws will be in heat 1 next eight in heat 2 etc). Following is the procedure:

- Pill draw for hot lap and qualifying order. Qualifying determines only heat race line ups. Groups will be split up equally into heat races (depending on number of cars). Qualify against only the cars in your heat race group.

Example: 24 cars divided into 3 heat races (8 cars in each heat), first (8) on draw sheet in 1st heat, etc. If you miss your heat race group or you miss your qualifying position by two or more spots you can come out at the end when the entire division is done qualifying and get one lap. The best you can start in your original heat race is 5th. If you do not draw a pill you will be placed on tail of heat race.

3 Heat Race Format

Invert 4, top 5 transfer, top 3 finishers in each heat plus the fastest overall qualifier that transfers but did not finish in the top 3 redraw (10 cars) for first 10 starting positions in A Main. 4 th and 5 th place finishers would line up starting 11 th – 15th in the A Main.

16-20 (Top 5 transfers from B Main the way they finish in B Main). If a B Main is not run the fastest overall qualifier must finish at announced position to be eligible for redraw.

4 Heat Race Format

Invert 4, top 4 transfer, top 2 finishers in each heat plus the 2 fastest overall qualifiers that transfer but did not finish in the top 2 redraw (10 cars) for the first 10 starting positions in the A Main. 17-20 (Top 4 transfers from B Main the way they finish in B Main).

"We wanted to simplify the format for the race teams and fans to be able to understand it better. It's the same as Attica's with the exception of single car qualifying," Schiets noted. The 305 sprints will continue to group qualify to set their heat line-ups and the dirt trucks will pill draw for their heat race line-ups.

The 2020 season includes a pair of events featuring Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1. Fremont Speedway - one of the original stops of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek - is back on the traditional event, hosting leg #7 of Speedweek on Thursday, June 18. The All Stars will return to The Track That Action Built on Saturday, July 4.

The second season of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) presented by the Baumann Auto Group for the 410 sprints and the AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales for the 305 sprints will hit feature several higher paying events. The 410 AFCS will visit Fremont Speedway 10 times in 2020 (April 18, May 2, May 16, May 30, June 6, June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug. 1, championship Sept. 12). There will be 3 $4,000 to win AFCS 410 races and the championship night will pay the feature winner $5,000.

The AFCS 305 sprints will compete at Fremont for eight events (May 16, May 30, June 6, June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug. 1 and championship night, Sept. 12). There will be $1,000 to win AFCS events on May 16, June 27, Aug. 1 and Sept. 12.

The FAST 410 winged sprints will make three trips to Fremont Speedway (May 23) and the must-see Jim and Joanne Ford Classic on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19 with the season finale paying the FAST feature winner $10,000.

Besides the AFCS 305 events, the 305 sprints have several big events at Fremont Speedway in 2010. The Open Wheel Shootout on May 2 will feature the AFCS 410 sprints and the 305 sprints will take on the NRA Sprint Invader 360 sprints with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) also on the racing card. Another all sprint car night will be June 27 featuring the AFCS 410 and 305 sprints and NRA 360 sprints. The 305 sprints take center stage during the Sandusky County Fair, competing in front of the historic grandstands on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The 305 sprints will also battle for $1,000 to win events both nights of the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic.

The traditional non-wing sprints from BOSS will battle at Fremont Speedway on May 2, June 13 and Aug. 8.

The dirt trucks will battle in 16 events at Fremont Speedway in 2020.

"We are working with some marketing partners and others to add some special paying events for the trucks this season," Schiets noted.

The annual Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame inductions will take place prior to the night's racing on June 6.

For the fans, they will have many opportunities to get involved in the fun in 2020 at Fremont Speedway. On April 25 fans can vote on their favorite driver with the driver gaining the most votes taking home great prizes. All students in schools in Sandusky County will get free admission on May 23 and fans are encouraged to bring canned food items for local charities on Fan with a Can Night, May 30. Fans are encouraged to wear their oldest racing t-shirts/sweatshirts on Throwback night, July 25 and Family Fun Night with lots of activities will be held Aug. 1. And as always, there will be an after race party following each night of the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic, Sept. 18 and 19.

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

Fremont Speedway 2020 Race Schedule - Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 18 - Union Trades Night - 410 AFCS, 305s, trucks (410 fast qualifier earns $500).

Saturday, April 25 - Level Performance/Gressman Powersports Fan Favorite Night - 410s, 305s, trucks

Saturday, May 2 - Custom Metal Works Dauch Concrete Night - Open Wheel Shootout - AFCS 410 sprints, 305/NRA 360 Challenge, BOSS non-wing sprints

Saturday, May 16 - Kistler Engines Armed Forces Night - AFCS 410s ($4,000 to win), AFCS 305s ($1,000 to win), trucks

Saturday, May 23 - American Power Sports Student Night - FAST 410 sprints, 305s and trucks

Saturday, May 30 - Ohio Laborers Local 480 and 574 Fan with a Can Night - 410 and 305 AFCS, trucks

Saturday, June 6 - Vision Quest Hall of Fame Night (free camping) - AFCS 410 sprints ($4,000 to win), AFCS 305 sprints, trucks, vintage cars

Saturday, June 13 - Fort Ball Pizza Palace Night - BOSS non-wing, 305s, trucks

Thursday, June 18 - Kistler Racing Products Presents Ohio Sprint Speedweek - All Star Circuit of Champions, trucks

Saturday, June 27 - Willies Sales and Service Night - AFCS 410s, AFCS 305s ($1,000 to win), NRA 360 sprints

Saturday, July 4 - Baumann Auto Group Presents the All Star Circuit of Champion sprints and trucks

Saturday, July 11 - Crown Battery Sponsor Challenge Night - AFCS 410 and 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, July 25 - Operational Support Services Throwback Night - AFCS 410 sprints ($4,000 to win), AFCS 305 sprints, trucks

Saturday, Aug. 1 - Pub 400 Family Fun Night - AFCS 410 sprints, AFCS 305 sprints ($1,000 to win), trucks

Saturday, Aug. 8 - Custom Metal Works/Dauch Concrete Night - 410s, 305s, BOSS non-wing, trucks

Tuesday, Aug. 25 - Fremont Fence Night - 305 fair race

Saturday, Sept. 12 - Fremont Federal Credit Union Track Championship Night - AFCS 410 championship ($5,000 to win), AFCS 305 championship ($1,000 to win), trucks

Sunday, Sept. 13 - Johnny Auxter Day - Vintage car racing

Friday, Sept. 18 - All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Jim & Joanne Ford Classic - FAST 410s ($3,000 to win), 305s ($1,000 to win), trucks

Saturday, Sept. 19 - Kear's Speed Shop Jim & Joanne Ford Classic - FAST 410s ($10,000 to win), 305s ($1,000 to win), trucks

 

 

Tony Gualda and PureCrop1 team up with Rutz Racing for ASCS California Swing and Silver Cup

By Gary Thomas

Modesto, CA – February 18, 2020…Modesto, California racer Tony Gualda is set to enter another season of Winged Sprint Car competition in 2020 and is excited to team up with Rutz Racing and PureCrop1 for the initial two weekends of his campaign.

Gualda will climb aboard the potent Rutz Racing No. 1 Sprinter during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour California swing, which begins at Merced Speedway on Friday March 6th. The combination will then follow the tour to Placerville Speedway on Saturday March 7th and Petaluma Speedway on Sunday March 8th.

Following the three-night Lucas Oil ASCS weekend, the 20-year-old driver will then tackle the annual “Silver Cup Race of Champions” on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway. The two-night, non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Car event annually brings a star-studded field to the famed quarter-mile bullring.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to team up with Doug Rutz once again and have the support of PureCrop1 on board with us as well,” Gualda commented. “I felt like we had a lot of speed last year when we competed together, so hopefully we can continue that right out of the box next month. It should be a great three days of racing with the ASCS National Tour in Merced, Placerville and Petaluma followed by the Silver Cup in Chico.”

Last season saw Gualda make several starts with the Langley, British Columbia based team throughout the West Coast. Along the way they picked up a victory with the Summer Thunder Sprint Cars at Cottage Grove Speedway in August. One week later he drove the Rutz Racing special to another triumph, this time at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Montana.

Supporting the early season efforts with Gualda and Rutz Racing as noted will include PureCrop1, along with Richmond Engines, Stealth Graphics, Steven’s Pools and Triple X Race Co.

PureCrop1 is a rapidly growing organic crop science formulation serving the premium fruits, vegetable and agriculture industry. It is also completely safe to use at home around children and pets. The company views dirt track motorsports as a great way to build the PureCrop1 brand and at the same time help build the awareness of dirt track motorsports.

Upcoming Races for Tony Gualda and Rutz Racing-

March 6th: ASCS National Tour – Merced Speedway March 7th: ASCS National Tour – Placerville Speedway March 8th: ASCS National Tour – Petaluma Speedway

March 13th: Silver Cup – Silver Dollar Speedway Chico March 14th: Silver Cup – Silver Dollar Speedway Chico

Social Spotlight-

To learn more about Northern California race car driver Tony Gualda log onto http://www.tonygualdamotorsports.com/home.html follow him on Twitter @tonygualda99 and for more information regarding PureCrop1 please visit their website at https://purecrop1.com/index.html

 

 

Dominic Scelzi and New Crew Chief Jimmy Carr Debuting Together Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi kicks off his aggressive 2020 schedule this Saturday.

Scelzi and new crew chief Jimmy Carr will make their debut together at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., which hosts a 360ci winged sprint car event.

"I'm so ready to get going," Scelzi said. "I'm excited to see what we can do this year and build something that will be a long-term thing. It's going to be what I hope is for the rest of my career. For some people maybe the pressure is way up, but for me I don't feel pressure. I have great people behind me. We have great engines and great race cars. I have all the tools I need to be successful."

Scelzi is coming off a career-best season with eight wins. His most recent triumph at Keller Auto Speedway occurred in April 2018.

"We're just going to chase wins this year," he said. "We've won a handful of shows in Hanford, four or five times. I feel pretty confident. We've won when it's been hooked up and rough and we've won when it's been slick. We've conquered that place with pretty much any surface it's given us."

Scelzi is also excited to start the season at a track that was recently taken over by veteran Peter Murphy, who has played an important role in his career.

"It's really neat," Scelzi said. "Peter and I normally talk a lot, but we've talked a ton the last three months as this has been building up. There's a lot of exciting stuff that has been announced. He's the right guy for the job."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

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 - Sparco

Sparco is a leading manufacturer of racing gear, including suits, gloves, helmets, shoes and more. For additional information, visit http://www.SparcoUSA.com.

"Sparco has been a supporter of mine for more than 10 years," Scelzi said. "Not only do they have the best hand-crafted suits in the business, but they are the lightest, hold up the best under tough conditions and are slimming."

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

 

 

Carney II Welcomes SawBlade.com to Team as ASCS National Tour Season Nears

Inside Line Promotions - EL PASO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2020) - John Carney II returns to the road in 2020 on the heels of a successful first year with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Carney II earned the Rookie of the Year Award in 2019 and his sophomore season with the top 360ci winged sprint car tour welcomes a new partner in SawBlade.com.

"Everything came together where SawBlade.com wanted to work with me on the motor sports side and felt I could help market their new Xiphos saw," he said. "I'm glad to welcome them on board this year along with my continued sponsors that have supported me throughout the years."

Carney II finished sixth in the ASCS National Tour championship standings last year after earning one win, 13 top fives - tied for the third most - and 20 top 10s - tied for the fifth most - in 29 features.

"It's crazy that I was even a rookie last year," he said. "I've always wanted to run the ASCS National Tour. Last year completed 20 years of racing sprint cars. It was neat to finally get out and race at a professional level all year and run for the series points.

"The first half of the year there were quite a few new tracks we ran well at. We were second in points for a long time and then slipped to third. At the end of the year, at tracks I was familiar with where I felt I could climb back into the points, we slipped. We had some unusual failures and a lot of bad luck. There were four or five weekends where it rained and the track conditions weren't promising for passing. The end of the year was kind of tough."

With the return of several long-time partners and the addition of SawBlade.com, Carney II is excited to get the ASCS National Tour season underway Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

"I don't see having a whole bunch of bad luck, but of course it is racing," he said. "We're prepared to take advantage of any opportunity and I think we'll finish further up in the points. We have all the tools we need and all the right sponsors. We're going to go out and chase this championship."

UP NEXT -

Feb. 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://j2carney.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/J2Carney

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. SawBlade.com is the official saw blade of the American Sprint Car Series and the title sponsor of every ASCS National Tour A Feature as well as Victory Lane. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"Everything came together where SawBlade.com wanted to work with me on the motor sports side and felt I could help market their new Xiphos saw," Carney II said. "I'm glad to welcome them on board this year along with my continued sponsors that have supported me throughout the years."

Carney would also like to thank Danny Sander Construction, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Burkham Contracting, South Plains Towing, Jackson Compaction, CSR Garage, Speedway Motors Racing Engines, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Raider Graphix and Tejas Motors for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Hustles to Top 10 During Opening Round of Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2020) - Derek Hagar recorded his second straight weekend with a top-10 outing thanks to a charge from 14 th to eighth during the opening night of the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.

The strong performance came against a field of 50-plus competitors last Thursday at East Bay Raceway Park, where Hagar drove for Terry Witherspoon.

"I felt really good about it," Hagar said. "We had a lot of speed halfway through the race until the end. I was able to run (Cory) Eliason down for seventh and on the last lap I got hung up by a lapped car to make a move. I was really looking forward to the weekend after our performance on Thursday."

Rain washed out the program on Friday and Thursday's point total determined the lineup for Saturday, putting Hagar on the pole of a heat race for the second time of the weekend. His runner-up result in the heat race - also for the second time of the weekend - locked him into the 13th starting position in the 40-lap main event.

"We were good, but we weren't as good as we were Thursday night," he said. "We maintained in the 11th or 12th position for the first half of the race. Then we drove into the top 10, but an unfortunate circumstance put me into the wall. It tore it up pretty bad."

Hagar was running in the top 10 when he was caught up in a crash that ended in a DNF. He was credited with a 19th-place finish.

"It was a good weekend," he said. "We had a good car all weekend. East Bay is a hard track to figure it out. We're still struggling a bit, but we were able to make the show both nights and we learned a lot of things. I want to thank Terry and his team for the opportunity."

Hagar will be off the next couple of weekends before piloting his Hagar Proctor Racing midget on March 7 during the Shamrock Classic at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series event marks his first midget race since earning a career-best finish during the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in January.

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 13 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 8 (14).

Feb. 15 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 19 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

March 7 at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Shamrock Classic with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

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 like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, Dynotech Performance, Summit Truck Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, FK Rod Ends, Petra Construction, Southern Collision Centre, Administrative Consulting Services, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, Valvoline, J&J Auto Racing and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

AGCO Returns as Primary Jackson Nationals Partner for $100,000-to-Win Event

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Feb. 18, 2020) - It hasn't taken long for the AGCO Jackson Nationals to ascend toward the top of the list of premier winged sprint car events.

Jackson Motorplex, which hosts the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series spectacle June 25-27, welcomes the return of AGCO in the role of the primary sponsor as the finale for the 42nd annual showdown boasts a payout featuring $100,000 to win and $3,000 to start the main event.

Two preliminary nights on June 25-26 will feature complete World of Outlaws shows awarding points to the drivers every time they enter the track during competition. The top four in event points - along with the four qualifier winners on Saturday - will be locked into the $1,000-to-win King of the Hill Dash on Saturday. That will determine the lineup for the first four rows of main event.

In addition to the stout payout throughout the weekend, the driver who passes the most cars during A Main competition throughout the three nights will earn a $500 bonus.

Reigning World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet scored the AGCO Jackson Nationals triumph last year, besting a field of 40-plus drivers to garner his second event title in the last three years.

The Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will be the support class the first night and the Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Series is the support class the final two nights.

Suites and camping can be reserved by calling 605-359-4955.

The Jackson Motorplex season starts on May 15 when the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series and the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will be in action during the Great Lakes Shootout presented by Harvey's Roofing and Tweeter Contracting.

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 .

 

 

DO THE DOUBLE THIS WEEKEND; TRENTON INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS AT NIGHT (FRIDAY AND SATURDAY), LINCOLN’S OUTDOOR OPENER SATURDAY AFTERNOON. SPECIAL DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

TRENTON, NJ February 18, 2020 . . . Race fans eager to see live auto racing this weekend can enjoy both outstanding indoor and outdoor dirt racing.

On Friday and Saturday night the East Coast Dirt Nationals will be held on a banked clay oval inside the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. Sandwiched in between is the northeast outdoor opener, the Icebreaker, for 410 Sprints at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

The estimated travel distance between the two events is a mere 2 1/2 hours and schedules allow eager fans to do both. As a bonus for doing so, fans who bring their Lincoln Speedway ticket stubs from Saturday afternoon’s event to the Trenton box office will receive $5 off the price of a ticket!

The racing action in Trenton begins on Friday night at 7 pm when 90 plus 600cc wingless Sprints will compete in ten heat races followed by four 20 lap A-Main qualifiers that set the line-ups for Saturday’s events.

On Saturday the grandstand gates open at 12 noon at the Lincoln Speedway with racing slated for 2pm. The one division program for 410 Sprint Cars includes four to six qualifying races followed by the 30 lap, $4,000 to Icebreaker. It is expected to be completed prior to 4 pm to avoid expected night time falling temperatures.

Fans can then head east to Trenton where the first of 10 qualifying races begins at 6:00 with two F-Mains advancing four cars in each to twin E-Mains that follow. When these four qualifiers are completed, an intermission is scheduled.

Twin D, C and B-Mains will follow each qualifying the top finishers forward in hopes of making the $5,000 to win 50 lap A-Main event. It is expected that the 24 car field will take the green around 9 pm.

If needed, Lincoln management has set a rain date for Saturday’s event for Sunday at 2 pm.

'Doing The Double' is considered by many race fans as the ultimate achievement, a feat that has become more difficult in recent years with the addition of more classes and slower paced shows at many tracks. Both the events in Trenton and Lincoln are one-division programs noted for moving along a show quickly.

For information on the two programs go to www.indoorautoracing.com or www.lincolnspeedway.com

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at PALMER PARK MALL. . . . .

SMITH FABRICATIONS BACK AS SPONSOR OF 13TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW

Absolutely Free. . . Come one, Come all to the Quaker Steak and Lube 13th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, PA. The three day event will showcase various race cars from different divisions to include race cars of current day as well as past racing days. This popular event will include a tribute to Doug Hoffman and the great racing legacy he left behind. Event organizers are also dedicating this event to the racing promotional team of Steve and Ed Pados, both instrumental in the past success of this show.

Once again Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds, will play an important role in this year's edition of the show. The Smith name has remained synonymous to the local racing scene for the past six decades as father Roy Smith was a pioneer in the golden era of racing with his signature numbered 555 race cars that had many top drivers wheeling the equipment such as Freddy Adam, Bobby Bottcher, Billy Tanzosh, Johnny Cabral and Richie Smith among them. "Rapid Rich" has utilized his years of knowledge while steering a race car to come up with a scaled version of the full sized Modified cars he drove to many wins in his driving career. The cutting edge, sleek looking Stage One Modified is the finished product from Smith Fabrications and the cars are real eye-catchers when on display or at speed.

The Stage One Modified is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Smith Fabrications and the Stage One Modifieds return for their ninth season as a nightly sponsor for the event and have participated in all of the Mall events to date. For additional information regarding the purchase or rental of a Stage One Modified, log-on to their website at: www.smithfabrications.com<http://www.smithfabrications.com> or contact Richie by phone at: 610 462 4302.

An actioned packed schedule of events for fans of all ages is in the final stages of completion and event organizer Justin Beltrame is excited for the show. “I cannot thank everyone for all the support they have given to help put this show together as I feel we have a great show in store for the whole racing family”. “ I feel we have a little something for everyone in the racing family this year to enjoy, we will still have the interview sessions and autograph sessions that was a signature piece of Pados brothers shows throughout the years”, noted Beltrame.

Some key highlights will be the 2nd Annual Premio Foods Sausage Eating Contest with top prize of $100 donated by Pete Telesco of Premio foods. Also, a tire changing competition will take place thanks to Steve Young and the Dirt Track 187 Media Sportsman car. Trains and Lanes will not only have an indoor R/C race on a custom-built track but will also have extra cars on hand for the kids to drive and navigate through their course.

As always many of vendors will be present selling apparel, souvenirs, pictures for all you race fans. For all you racing moms out there we will have jewelry, clothing and other home décor vendors on site. Finally, after a few strolls around the mall and the show there will be a screening room to sit back and relax and watch racing videos from different tracks and different eras for asphalt and dirt racing.

On Sunday we will close the show honoring Doug Hoffman who ranks up with the legends of the asphalt and dirt racing scene in the area.

Quaker Steak and Lube Restaurants is the lead sponsor for the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak and Lube, annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." and features 25 signature sauces. The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant