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PRESS RELEASES

BRODY ROA’S CHILI BOWL WRAP UP AND 30TH BIRTHDAY

(Cypress, CA, January 25, 2021) Veteran Southern California racer Brody Roa opened his 2021 racing schedule with an appearance at the prestigious 35th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The “Pride of Garden Grove” contested his preliminary night on Thursday, January 14th, and the finale two nights later on the 16th.

Roa’s Chili Bowl effort did not get off to an awesome start when he drew pill #98 for his Thursday heat race. That meant he would have to start last (eighth) in the heat. Compounding the issue was the fact that early on, the tiny track was proving extremely hard to pass on. When the checkered flew on the eight lapper, he advanced one spot to finish seventh. That meant he had to go to one of the C mains where he started and finished third. That was good enough to transfer to a B main. 139051066_3450784048308759_3742393184127332195_n.jpg

Going into the B, Roa had only passed one car on the night. That may not sound so great, but on the bright side, no cars had passed him! Things looked harsh in the B as it was providing the toughest field he had yet to face on the night. And he was starting inside the last row in 13th! The friendly driver needed to get all the way to fourth the transfer to the night's A main. Simply put, once the green flag flew, he was the show! He sliced and diced his way past nine cars to finish fourth to earn his ticket into the main event. For the A, he once again had to start in the back row in 24th and ended up finishing 20th.

Roa’s name showed up in one of Saturday’s D mains and you guessed it, he was coming from near the back once again. He started inside the eighth row in 16th and made some quick moves early on to advance all the way to 11th. He got shuffled back a couple of spots and then had to take evasive action to avoid someone else’s mess. That meant he would have to go to the back for the restart. With everyone scrambling to get to the front in a short amount of time, somebody else’s mess cost Roa again and before he knew it, the checkers ended the race and his Chili Bowl effort with a 13th-place finish.

Today, January 25th, Roa celebrated an incredibly special 30th birthday as it was his first-ever birthday as a father. If you would like to send him birthday wishes, please do so on his Facebook page at the following link https://www.facebook.com/br91r.

In addition to his season-long personal sponsors, HD Industries, Burris Racing, Biker Bruce Fisher, Norma Leonard, Molecule and K1 RaceGear, Roa would also like to thank Iron Dome Motorsports, Moonshine Motorsports, Jambo’s BBQ Pits, Race Jugs, Burkham Concrete, Precise Racing Products, Deaton’s Water Front Services, Industrial Instrument, Graham’s Wrecker Service, 380 Pawn, 777 Graphics, D&S Motorsports, Approach Marketing, Bell County Electrical Supply, Pro Tech Services, Express Car Wash of Texas, Mow Time, Texas Star Concrete, Abilene Powder Coating, Lil Mo’s Pizza, Sun Electric, Elliot’s Trailers, GPA Paper and Top Level Ink for being part of the Chili Bowl effort.

For anyone who is looking for a championship and main event winning driver for their car during the 2021 season, contact Roa at the phone number and E-mail in this release. He will be available to race on nights that do not conflict with the USAC/CRA schedule.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/

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

 

 

Bailey Goldesberry Announces IRA Rookie of the Year Chase and Partners for 2021

2020 was a trying year for many race teams. With constantly changing schedules, and a level of uncertainty surrounding nearly every event, teams were forced to look beyond their usual stomping grounds to simply find races. Bailey Goldesberry’s #4 sprint car program was one of those such teams. Forced to look north to the IRA 410 Sprint Car series amidst a sporadic MOWA schedule and limited 360/305 races in her regular area of Central and Southern Illinois, the Springfield driver felt ready to make the move to a 410 sprint car, and the team saw a respectable debut four races with the ultra-competitive IRA series in Wisconsin.

With a solid “trial run” in a 410 sprint car under her belt, Goldesberry is looking to make a full go of it in 2021, committing to “as many IRA events as possible” and a run at the Sage Fruit Rookie of the Year Award, which was taken in 2020 by former road racing star and European Le Mans Champion Sean Rayhall.

The 20 year old Goldesberry has a storied career up to this point, taking over 300 Quarter Midget wins, 8 Winged Outlaw Micro Sprint wins, and 4 305 Sprint Car wins up to this point. The move to 410 sprint cars has proven to be a steep learning curve, but Goldesberry showed she was up to the challenge last season, finding more pace the more races she ran, and a solid jumping off point for the 2021 season.

“I’m looking forward to contending for the Sage Fruit Rookie of the Year in 2021 with the IRA Sprints!” Goldesberry said. “We had a lot of fun in Wisconsin last season. The people were great and we can’t wait to try and tackle a nearly full IRA schedule. The goal is just to learn a lot as we proceed throughout the summer.”

Bailey Goldesberry and the #4 Team bring with them a fantastic contingent of sponsors to the IRA series, including primary sponsor Lonewolf Petroleum, as well as Rock Solid Lawn and Landscape, Hilltop Nursery, Maxim Chassis, FK Rod Ends, Puremax Racing Oil, PMX Hose and Fittings, Ultra Shield Racing Products, Pulse Racing Innovations, MyRacePass, Keizer Racing Wheels, Campball’s Auto Body, Capital City Powder Coating, SchureBuilt Suspensions, FK Shocks, Goldesberry Signs and Designs, and Design Studio 66.

Bailey Goldesberry Racing is also proud to welcome Swindell SpeedLab and K1 Race Gear to the team for the 2021 season.

The IRA and Goldesberry will begin their season at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, IA on World Wide Sprint Car Day, April 10th (4/10). The entirety of the 2021 IRA season will be broadcast live on the FloRacing streaming service. Visit FloRacing.com to subscribe.

This article is licensed for use by Bailey Goldesberry Racing by Midwest AutoSports and should not be replicated or re-published without the expressed written consent of Midwest AutoSports Media and Promotion.

 

 

Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing has confirmed a multi-year partnership with California-based high performance lubricants company Maxima Racing Oils.

As part of the agreement, Maxima will serve as the title sponsor of the Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series, the feeder division to the nationally-known Must See Racing-sanctioned 410 sprint car class.

The new name for the crate-engine powered sprint car series will be the Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series. The first race featuring the Maxima partnership is scheduled for April 17.

“All of us at Maxima Racing Oils are excited to join forces with Jim and Nancy Hanks and the staff at Must See Racing for their Midwest Lights season,” said Gene Jones, East Coast Sales & Business Development Manager for Maxima. “For us, being able to reach a new series, a new audience and a new group of racers who are getting involved and trying to move up the ladder is something that’s important to us as a company and important for the sport. Being a manufacturer that 90 percent of what we do is performance and racing, it’s important to us to provide reliable products and support series and people who are still trying to advance and keep our sport going strong.

“We look forward to the Midwest Lights campaign and are proud to be a part of the next generation of racing stars, as well as support the veterans of the sport.”

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Southern California, Maxima is recognized as one of the leading brands in the racing industry. Decades of involvement in professional racing has led to powerful technology and a full array of high performance oils, lubricants and other ancillary products.

While Maxima’s involvement in powersports goes back more than four decades, their line of automotive products and support has been active since 2012.

Ohio teenager J.J. Henes was the inaugural Midwest Lights champion, taking top honors last season in a pandemic-abbreviated schedule by a single point.

Must See Racing President Jim Hanks is eager to kick off the sanctioning body’s new agreement with Maxima and looking forward to the opportunities for growth that aligning with the familiar brand provides for Must See Racing’s portfolio of events.

“We are proud to announce Maxima Racing Oils as the primary sponsor of our growing Midwest Lights winged sprint car series,” said Hanks. “The unsurpassed high performance of the Maxima brand of racing oils, lubricants and their full array of market-leading products presents an exciting opportunity to represent a great company at events and in the marketplace.”

For more information on Must See Racing or the Midwest Lights Series, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Caps Wild Wing Shootout With Runner-Up Performance

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Jan. 26, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi earned a trio of top-10 results last weekend during the inaugural Schaeffer's Wild Wing Shootout.

Scelzi won a heat race each of the three nights at Arizona Speedway before improving his feature finish each night, culminating with a runner-up result on Sunday.

"We got better throughout the weekend and Sunday was our best day," he said. "I felt like we were in a good position the first half of each night, but we really made gains in the feature during that final night."

Scelzi qualified seventh quickest out of the 26 drivers on Friday. A heat race victory locked him into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 3 to line up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"They worked the track," he said. "We figured it'd go away and kept the car pretty tight, but the track never went away. I fell to fifth right away and ran fifth for a while. I started moving around to run the top and middle. I just wasn't making the right moves and we were too tight and unfortunately dropped to ninth."

A ninth-place qualifying effort and another heat race win placed Scelzi in the feature redraw on Saturday. He drew the No. 4 to start the main event fourth and duked it out for a top five throughout the race.

"We were better," he said. "I felt really, really good the second night. We freed the car up, but we changed some stuff around trying to get the tire spin under control. In the heat race we did it and it worked really good. The track was even slicker and we thought it would probably get slick in the feature so we left the engine detuning on and freed the car up. The track stayed wet again and we couldn't move forward."

Scelzi placed sixth and entered the event finale on Sunday aiming for continued improvement. He timed in seventh quickest and won his heat race for the third straight night. The No. 4 in the feature redraw lined him up on the outside of the second row for the 35-lap A Main.

"The track was in the best shape it had been in all weekend," he said. "We qualified better and won the heat race. I felt like we knew where the track was and knew what we needed to do with the car. We raced really, really well.

"It was up against the fence in turns one and two. In turns three and four you could run against the fence, but there was moisture across the track. I went fourth to third right away and I was pressuring D.J. Netto for second. We had a restart with 10 laps to go. At that point I had figured out the middle in turns three and four. I slid him into one and cleared him. I felt like I closed on Tony Stewart (for the lead) in turns three and four. I continued that line and was able to get to him. I felt like I'd have one shot at him, but I got into the cushion too hard in turns one and two on Lap 34. That gave Tony enough room that I couldn't get back to him. I was pleased with improving to a second-place finish and the gains we made."

Scelzi plans to return to action on Feb. 20 at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 22 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 9 (3).

Jan. 23 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 6 (4).

Jan. 24 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Feb. 20 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 - FK Rod Ends

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

"Maria with FK Rod Ends started helping us out in 2012 and from the beginning has been an all-hands-on-deck supporter of our race team," Scelzi said. "She's been great and FK Rod Ends as a company is stellar. I wrecked a lot when I first started and their great product held up to the test."

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

 

 

2021 LID LIFTER: Marks Set to Kick Off New Season for CJB Screven Motor Speedway and East Bay Raceway Park on tap

CARLISLE, PA. - January 26, 2021 - After a long winter, the CJB Motorsports team is ready to push off for the first events of the new year.

Heading south from their home base in Pennsylvania, the #5 team and driver Brent Marks will contest events at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga. on Friday, January 29th and Saturday, January 30th. After a Sunday rest day, the team is back in action near Tampa, Fl. at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 1st and Tuesday, February 2nd. "Well I’m excited to get back in the seat and turn some laps,," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "The guys have been really hard at work over this off-season and I’m really looking forward to seeing we got. This will be my first time at this track (Screven) so that’s gonna be a new challenge but I always like new challenges. It’s going to be fun. I’m ready to get this season started with these guys! I’m excited."

Marks will look to capitalize on a freshman campaign with CJB Motorsports that saw him score four wins and nearly take home the Williams Grove track championship. Running for the Ollies Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions title will give the team a new challenge for 2021.

Paul McMahan and the #23 team will begin their schedule in late March.

Brent Marks schedule

Paul McMahan schedule

Click here for Brent Marks' apparel.

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. Check out FloRacing.com for coverage of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions coverage.

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, 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, Bell Helmets, BK Racing Ti Components, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Chalk Stix, Cometic Gaskets, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kistler Racing Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, NGK, Spark Plugs, Outerwears, R.E. Electronics, RPM Chassis, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Shaver Racing Engines, Team Jack Foundation, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.


 

Attica Raceway Park adding additional seating in 2021

ATTICA, Ohio - With the growing popularity of the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics and the addition of another World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event for 2021, Attica Raceway Park (ARP) has plans to increase seating capacity.

The World of Outlaws will visit ARP for the Kistler Engines Classic on May 21 and return for the Brad Doty Classic on Tuesday, July 13. Add the five appearances at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speedplant of the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, ARP Promoter John Bores felt more seating is a necessity.

"Not knowing if there will be any covid restrictions for seating this season along with the great crowd we had last year for the Brad Doty Classic and the talented roster the All Stars will have in 2021, we wanted to give fans an even better experience than before and John Bores stepped up do to just that," said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at ARP.

Seven more rows of seating will be added at the top of sections A, B and C in turn one and sections H, I and J to the north of the flag stand. That will put the top rows at row 22 instead of row 15.

"We the cooperation of the weather the new aluminum seats will be done before opening night on Friday, March 19," said LeJeune.

Reserved seating is now available for the two World of Outlaw events by going to www.atticaracewaypark.com and clicking on the link on the race banners.

Keep up with Attica Raceway Park 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.

 

 

Sides Motorsports Adds Rico Abreu as Co-Owner as 2021 World of Outlaws Season Nears

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2021) - Jason Sides is fresh entering the 2021 season, which begins next week in Florida.

Sides' sprint car has a new, all-white paint scheme without any flames etched along the sides - a first for as long as he can remember. And his team - Sides Motorsports - welcomes Rico Abreu as co-owner moving forward.

"Rico and I came together for a partnership that will be beneficial to the both of us," Sides said. "I'm glad to have him on board and helping us chase the World of Outlaws tour for a couple more years."

Sides plans on running the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series full time in 2021. He noted that most of the aspects within the team will remain the same, but some of the burdens and pressure of running a team as an owner as well as being the primary driver will be helped by the partnership with Abreu.

Sides plans to kick off the season at the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals, which runs Feb. 3-7 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The first two nights are sanctioned by the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions before the World of Outlaws season starts the ensuing three nights.

"We always look forward to heading to Florida for the DIRTcar Nationals," Sides said. "It's a big, fast track where I've had some success. Qualifying is always crucial everywhere you race and that track is no different. Hopefully we can start each night off with a great lap and put ourselves in contention."

Sides earned a victory at the track in 2011 and he has produced at least one top 10 during the DIRTcar Nationals in 12 of the last 14 years.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 3-7 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the 50 th annual DIRTcar Nationals with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc.

Wetherington Tractor Service is a state certified contractor specializing in site development, utilities, demolition and trucking. For more information, visit http://www.WTSinc.us.

"Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., has been with me for about 15 years," Sides said. "If I need something I can count on Kimball and his team. Regardless of what happens they've stuck by me and that gives me a lot of confidence."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, Dancer Logistics, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, TORA TORA, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants Welcomed as Speedweek Title Sponsor

Shippenville, PA (Jan 25th, 2021) – Western PA Sprint Speedweek staff are proud to welcome aboard Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants as title sponsor of the upcoming five race miniseries slated to take place from Jun 2nd-6th, 2021.

Fresh off a successful stint as the presenting sponsor of the popular “Wild Wing Shootout” held over 2,000 miles away at Arizona Speedway, Schaeffer’s has identified the newly reformed Western PA Sprint Speedweek as the perfect opportunity to inject support and backing into a thriving local racing community. Just as their heritage and past has shaped the company’s trajectory through the years, they too believe that local racing is the root of motorsports and its success/popularity nationwide.

Schaeffer’s wide variety of products have achieved a world-class reputation for improving engine performance and fuel economy. Their diverse product line includes all types of synthetic motor oils, hydraulic fluids, diesel fuel additives, industrial lubricants, greases and oils, chain lubes, and degreasers.

Family owned and operated since 1839, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants aims to manufacture and supply superior quality lubricants, fuel additives and chemicals that provide value added performance for all their customers. Built on a strong foundation of success and pioneering change, they have grown and adapted to the changing needs of their customers for over 175 years by inventing new technologies in order to gain a special advantage.

Local area sales rep Mark McIver is factory trained and experienced in the industry, and is suited to assist in determining which Schaeffer product will best meet your demands. Contact Mark today at (814) 720-5255 to help address all your oil and lubrication needs!

Western PA Sprint Speedweek returns Jun. 2nd-6th this coming summer when the ‘410 Sprints’ compete for five straight nights around the Western PA racing circuit, with each show featuring a robust purse highlighted by the $3,000 winner’s share. Points fund, contingency and product giveaway details are still being finalized and will be announced at a later date.

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

Visit us online at www.westernpaspeedweek.com

 

POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motor Racing Association Readies for 2021 Season

Belleville, IL. (01/25/2020) Continuing as a leading auto-racing sanctioning body since 1946, the POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motor Racing Association, based in Albuquerque New Mexico, will see a solid showing of twenty-three events for the upcoming 2021 racing season. Offering a full season of excitement for NMMRA drivers in their championship quest, competitors will venture to three separate Land of Enchantment racing surfaces throughout the year extending from mid-March until late-November.

The fast and always exciting three-eighths-mile dirt oval in Albuquerque NM, Sandia Speedway, will continue to serve as the home venue for the POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motor Racing Association. Hosting a series leading fourteen race dates throughout the summer months, beginning with a trio of practice dates on March 20th, March 28th, and April 4th.

The POWRi NMMRA season of speed will also see a two-night spectacular presented by Aztec Speedway on the weekend of July 30-31. Aztec New Mexico’s high-banked three-eighths-mile dirt-track will try to contain all the horsepower these traditional sprinters have to offer in this highly anticipated event.

State-of-the-art Vado Speedway Park, in Vado New Mexico, will also host six competitive racing dates this upcoming year including the Season Send-off on April 3rd. With a blend of dates throughout the summer, the POWRi Lucas Oil New Mexico Motor Racing Association season will conclude on November 26-27 at Vado Speedway Park’s outstanding two-day Turkey Bowl event.

Tentative 2021 POWRi NMMRA Season Schedule:
3/20/2021 | Sandia Speedway | Practice
3/28/2021 | Sandia Speedway | Practice
4/3/2021 | Vado Speedway Park | Season Send-Off
4/4/2021 | Sandia Speedway | Practice
4/17/2021 | Sandia Speedway
5/1/2021 | Sandia Speedway
5/8/2021 | Vado Speedway Park
5/15/2021 | Sandia Speedway
6/5/2021 | Sandia Speedway
6/12/2021 | Vado Speedway Park
6/19/2021 | Sandia Speedway
7/10/2021 | Sandia Speedway
7/17/2021 | Vado Speedway Park
7/24/2021 | Sandia Speedway
7/30/2021 | Aztec Speedway
7/31/2021 | Aztec Speedway
8/7/2021 | Vado Speedway Park
8/14/2021 | Sandia Speedway
8/28/2021 | Sandia Speedway
9/11/2021 | Sandia Speedway
10/2/2021 | Sandia Speedway
11/26/2021 | Vado Speedway Park | Turkey Bowl
11/27/2021 | Vado Speedway Park | Turkey Bowl

Schedule subject to alterations, for further information such as rules, driver profiles, and series history is available online at www.nmmra.com or “Like” NMMRA on Facebook.

For more information, results, press releases, and schedules for all POWRi Racing Leagues, you can visit www.powri.com online, like POWRi on Facebook, and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

2021 MPD Racing / BOSS Finalized Schedule
The new race season is just 2 months away from opening night at Waynesfield Raceway Park on March 27th. The officials from the MPD Racing BOSS series have been busy preparing for the 2021 tour and some small changes have taken place in scheduling.
The pair of events at Skyline Speedway on April 10 and July 17 have been removed from the schedule after contract issues arose between the property owner and the prospective track promoter. The Saturday, May 1st event, originally scheduled for Fremont Speedway, has also been removed from the schedule, however, there are 3 other events at Fremont still on as originally scheduled.
Other changes will see the Saturday, June 5th date at Twin Cities Raceway Park backed up one week to Saturday, June 12th. Finally, the TBA date for Saturday, August 28th has been filled with an event at Twin Cities Raceway Park.
The new standard purse for BOSS events will pay the following: 2000, 1000, 750, 650, 550, 500, 450, 425, 400, 375, 350, 340, 330, 320, 310, 300, 300, 300, 300, 300. We are working to renew our heat race and bonus award sponsorships for the new year. Teams will still earn heat race cash for the top 4 paying 40, 30, 20, 10. Several bonus awards will pay $50 cash along with some product awards. As always, there are no membership fees or entry fees.
With help from MPD Racing, All Star Performance and Hoosier Racing Tire Midwest, the BOSS tour champion will take home $5,000 of a $22,500 point fund that will spread across the top 15 in the final standings. Drivers must compete in 75% of completed events to be eligible for the fund. As is tradition, there will be one "drop" for teams to throw out their worst night.
The "tow bonus" is still in effect for full time teams and will now guarantee a minimum $350 to start or $150 if you miss the main event. The first 3 events will go off 2020 final point standings (top 9 eligible) but after event number 3, it will go off of current 2021 points and will include the top 15 in points.
The new tire rule is now in effect and is a 4 corner Hoosier rule. The fronts and left rears are open to any Hoosier, however, the right rear now must be the H15, H20, Medium, W18 or Racesaver Spec Tire. You do NOT have to run the same right rear all night.
Complete 2021 BOSS Schedule:
Saturday, March 27 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, April 17 - Plymouth Speedway ; Plymouth, IN - $5,000 to Win
Friday, May 7 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Saturday, May 8 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Friday, May 14 - Gas City Speedway ; Gas City, IN
Saturday, May 15 - Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN
Saturday, May 29 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Sunday, May 30 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, June 12 - Twin Cities Raceway Park ; North Vernon, IN
Friday, June 18 - Moler Raceway Park ; Williamsburg, OH
Saturday, June 19 - Richmond Raceway ; Richmond, KY
Friday, July 2 - Ohio Valley Speedway ; Lubeck, WV
Saturday, July 3 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, July 10 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH
Sunday, July 11 - Millstream Speedway ; Findlay, OH
Friday, July 23 - Lernerville Speedway ; Sarver, PA
Saturday, July 24 - Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway ; Imperial, PA
Saturday, August 14 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Saturday, August 21 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, August 28 - Twin Cities Raceway Park ; North Vernon, IN
Sunday, September 5 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, September 18 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Friday, October 8 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Saturday, October 9 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI

 

2021 Ti22 Performance / FAST on Dirt Finalized Schedule
The new race season is just 2 months away from opening night at Waynesfield Raceway Park on March 27th. The officials from the Ti22 Performance FAST series have been busy preparing for the 2021 tour and some small changes have taken place in scheduling.
The Saturday, April 24th event at Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio has been removed from the schedule. Also, the May 1st event at Fremont Speedway had to be removed due to a scheduling conflict. Four other events at Fremont are still on as previously announced. Finally, the TBA date of Saturday, September 4th has been filled at I-96 Speedway to complete a great 3 day sprint car extravaganza with Hartford Motor Speedway, I-96 Speedway and a Sunday finale at Waynesfield Raceway Park.
The new standard purse for FAST events will pay the following: 3000, 1500, 1000, 700, 600, 550, 500, 475, 450, 425, 400, 390, 380, 370, 360, 350, 350, 350, 350. We are working to renew our heat race and bonus award sponsorships for the new year. Teams will still earn heat race cash for the top 4 paying 40, 30, 20, 10. Several bonus awards will pay $50 cash along with some product awards.
With help from Ti22 Performance, All Star Performance and Hoosier Racing Tire Midwest, the FAST tour champion will take home $10,000 of a $32,500 point fund that will spread across the top 10 in the final standings. Drivers must compete in 75% of completed events to be eligible for the fund. As is tradition, there will be one "drop" for teams to throw out their worst night.
The "tow bonus" is still in effect for full time teams and will now guarantee a minimum $400 to start or $150 if you miss the main event. The first 3 events will go off 2020 final point standings (top 4 eligible) but after event number 3, it will go off of current 2021 points and will include the top 10 in points.
Finalized Ti22 Performance / FAST on Dirt 2021 Schedule
Saturday, March 27 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, April 3 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $5,000 to Win
Saturday, May 22 - WV Motor Speedway ; Mineral Wells, WV - $10,000 to Win
Thursday, May 27 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $20,000 to Win
Saturday, May 29 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Sunday, May 30 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, June 26 - Twin Cities Raceway Park ; North Vernon, IN
Wednesday, June 30 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $7,500 to Win
Saturday, July 3 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Friday, July 30 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Saturday, July 31 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Friday, August 6 - WV Motor Speedway ; Mineral Wells, WV
Saturday, August 7 - WV Motor Speedway ; Mineral Wells, WV - $20,000 to Win
Saturday, August 14 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Saturday, August 21 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Sunday, August 22 - Millstream Speedway ; Findlay, OH
Friday, September 3 - Hartford Speedway ; Hartford, MI
Saturday, September 4 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Sunday, September 5 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Saturday, September 11 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $7,500 to Win
Friday, September 17 - Moler Raceway Park ; Williamsburg, OH
Saturday, September 18 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Saturday, October 2 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $10,000 to Win

 

CRSA Sprints 2021 Schedule Announced; Return to Thunder Mountain Speedway Sep. 12

Press Release by: Steven Ovens – January 24, 2021 – Photo by SJS Photos –

(SODUS, NY) – The future stars of sprint car racing in the Northeast- the Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints proudly announced their 11-race 2021 season schedule over the Holidays. Now just a few weeks later, the list has grown to 12 as series promoter Mike Emhof has announced an event at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, NY.

CRSA looks forward to returning to Thunder Mountain for a Sunday September 12 event that finds the 305 Sprints paired up on the card with “The Unruly Race” which caps off Thunder Mountain’s 2021 season. The event will pay $1,000 to the winner, making it the seventh event paying that amount as a winner’s minimum take home.

2021 will see CRSA return to Thunder Mountain after a year off in 2020, as touring sprint organizations suffered from regulations surrounding the response to COVID-19. It will not be one of the first times the tour has been up on top of the Mountain, not by a wide margin.

Thunder Mountain has played host to the SuperGen Products CRSA Sprints a total of ten times between 2007 and 2019- checking in at tenth most in Series history.

“We couldn’t be happier to be returning to see the Spoonhower’s at Thunder Mountain Speedway in September,” said CRSA Sprints owner and promoter Mike Emhof.

“What Karl has done to improve Thunder Mountain Speedway since 2013 is just incredible and is a great place for our teams, marketing partners, and our fans to turn out and put on a show for their loyal fans.”

One driver who will be very much looking forward to the return to Thunder Mountain is Dalton Herrick out of McDonough, NY. Herrick has scored all three of his CRSA Sprints wins on the three-eighths-mile clay oval overseen by the Spoonhower family. The first coming in August of 2014, his second in October of 2018 and hist most recent coming in CRSA’s most recent stop at Thunder Mountain on July 21, 2019.

Thunder Mountain has been good to drivers seeking their first career CRSA Sprints victory in years past. Both Matt Demitraszek and Jamie Russell would grace CRSA Victory Lane for the first time in their careers during 2007 stops on tour.

CRSA Schedule At a Glance

Three out of five tracks that sit atop the CRSA record books for races hosted will see events added to their total in 2021. The state of Pennsylvania and Gary Folk’s Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA will host CRSA’s opening round event for this season on May 7, their 27th race in tour history. This will be flanked by two more stops at “The Can” on July 23 and September 25 for the “King of the Can”.

Fonda Speedway is a very welcomed return to the CRSA Sprints schedule for 2021, with planned events paying $1,000-to-win on June 5, July 31 and September 17. Fonda has hosted the CRSA Sprints a total of 21 times dating back to their first event on May 2, 2009.

Afton Motorsports Park, second all-time in CRSA history with 32 events, will once again host the stars of the 305 sprints during the Brett Deyo promoted Fall special on October 8. This event is always a lucrative one- carrying a $1,000 top prize and has included lap sponsorships as an added bonus in seasons past.

Weedsport Speedway will play host to the CRSA Sprints during the final weekend of May. It will be just the second time the 305 sprints will have graced Al Heinke and Jimmy Phelps’ “Showpiece of the Northeast” with a $1,000-to-win event.

Paul Cole’s Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY hosts weekly, CRSA-sanctioned events during the season with weekly car counts approaching a full field. Future sprint car stars are groomed weekly in Canandaigua and will be joined by the CRSA tour regulars in a trio of events on May 22, June 19 and August 14.

Additions to the 2021 CRSA Sprints tour schedule are being discussed and will be announced at a later date.

2020 Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints Schedule:

May 7 Penn Can Speedway

May 22 Land of Legends Raceway

May 30 Weedsport Speedway

June 5 Fonda Speedway

June 19 Land of Legends Raceway

July 3 T.B.D.

July 23 Penn Can Speedway

July 31 Fonda Speedway

August 14 Land of Legends Raceway

August 20 T.B.D.

September 12 Thunder Mountain Speedway

September 17 Fonda Speedway

September 25 Penn Can Speedway

October 8 Afton Motorsports Park

The CRSA 305 Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products with their Champion Power Equipment located in Newark, NY. Associate sponsors for the 2020 CRSA 305 Sprints include Midstate Basement Authorities, CNY Farm Supply, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Eagle Enterprises, LLC, Hoosier Racing Tires and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

For more information on the series, results, points and 2020 schedule please visit our website www.crsa.myracepass.com

Please visit the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA 305 Sprints on Facebook (@CRSAsprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

AMERICAN SPEED U.S. NATIONALS MOVED TO KALAMAZOO

January 25, 2021 – Holly. Michigan – Must See Racing officials today announced that the Engine Pro “American Speed U.S. Nationals” has been moved from Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio to Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan May 28-29, 2021.

The American Speed U.S. Nationals was recently announced when the 2021 MSR tentative schedule was released with limited details. The original concept of the event is to create a true national winged pavement sprint car event that will attract teams from all over the country for the Memorial Day Weekend. Memorial Day Weekend is key to the success of the event with the Monday holiday allowing non-Midwestern teams a travel day.

MSR officials indicated that in the coming weeks public Face Book and invitations to all recent winged pavement series sprint car champions and competitors will be sent out. It is hoped that the event will draw competitors from nearly every single winged pavement sprint car group in the country. It has been long overdue for a pavement version of the Knoxville Nationals where winged pavement teams can square off in a true national format event.

The move to Kalamazoo Speedway is seen by many as an enhancement for the event. Kalamazoo Speedway is relatively closer for west coast teams. In addition, the speedway has a larger seating capacity and a rich history of hosting high-profile open wheel events. MSR officials indicated the move to Kalamazoo will be a long-term partnership with the track and this event will be around for a very long time.

The two-day format will begin on Friday May 28, 2021 with MSR Qualifying, Heat and Qualifying races and complete racing programs for the Must See Racing Lights Series, the National Compacts and local support classes. The following evening will conclude the inaugural American Speed U.S. Nationals with the MSR B-MAIN and a 50-lap $5,000-to-win final with bragging rights on the line to be crowned the first true national winged pavement sprint car champion. The winged Midwest Supermodifieds will also join Saturday’s buffet of racing for the first time at the speedway in nearly two decades, plus the Zoo Stocks and returning National Compacts.

The event will offer over a $30,000 MSR total purse with $5,000 going to the champion and $800 to start the event. It is anticipated this event will also draw a substantial media presence and a very sizable crowd. The national television cameras of SPEED SPORT/MAVTV will also be on hand for this historic event with a taped delayed broadcast planned for a later date.

Visit mustseeraing.com for event details, news and updates.

 


 

Rico Abreu caps Wild Wing Shootout with back-to-back top-fives aboard the Works Limited 57

Dates: Friday through Sunday, January 22-24
Event: Wild Wing Shootout
Series: Open 410 Event
Track: Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, Arizona)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 6th (10th)
Saturday: 5th (7th)
Sunday: 4th (7th)

ST. HELENA, California (January 25, 2021) - Rico Abreu’s first weekend aboard the Works Limited No. 57 ended in success, not only scoring three consecutive top-ten finishes during the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout at Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, Arizona, but Abreu improved his finishing position each time out, eventually capping the three-race spectacle, battling head-to-head with some of the best 410 racers in the country, with a fourth-place run on Sunday, January 24.

With Paul Silva on the wrenches, Rico Abreu, driver of the Works Limited, Lucas Oil, Curb Records, No. 57 sprint car, kicked-off Wild Wing Shootout action with a sixth-place result on Friday, a jump of four sports after starting tenth on the feature grid. The following evening, Abreu bettered his result and advanced from row four to finish fifth, ending the 30-lap program between Gio and Dominic Scelzi, respectively.

The St. Helena, California-native was forced to start seventh once again on Sunday, but the six-time main event winner in 2020 was not deterred, eventually climbing three spots to finish fourth during the 35-lap, $10,041-to-win Wild Wing Shootout finale.

Tony Stewart was the finale winner, followed by Dominic Scelzi, DJ Netto, and Abreu.

“It was a great weekend for this Works Limited 57. To come right out of the box and show speed all three nights says a lot about our potential together. We still have some things to work on, but I’m confident we have what it takes to be competitive every night we roll out of the trailer,” Rico Abreu said, who scored a pair of top-fives at Arizona Speedway during the annual Copper Classic in November. “I’m excited to see what the future brings for this team.”

An exact schedule for Rico Abreu and the Works Limited 57 team has yet to be determined. Fans wanting to keep up with Rico Abreu and all of his plans should keep in tune online, as well as on social media.

“I want to thank all of my fans for the tremendous amount of support. I truly have the best fans in the world,” Abreu continued. “I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to drive the Works Limited 57. It’s my job to get this hot rod up front and that’s exactly what I am going to do.”

Rico Abreu/Works Limited 57 apparel is currently available for purchase online at www.shoprico.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing,
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

APPAREL:
Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu/Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit www.shoprico.com, or find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2021 season.

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 3
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 2
Total Top-10s: 3
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

 

 

Donny Schatz opens 2021 season with podium, three consecutive top-tens at Arizona Speedway

Dates: Friday through Sunday, January 22-24 Event: Wild Wing Shootout Series: Open 410 Event Track: Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, Arizona) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 2nd (5th) Saturday: 10th (13th) Sunday: 6th (8th)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: N/A [Season begins February 5 at Volusia Speedway Park]

BROWNSBURG, Indiana (January 25, 2021) - Ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, officially kicked-off his 2021 campaign and joined some of the best in the business for the three-day Wild Wing Shootout at Arizona Speedway on January 22-24. Three consecutive nights of 410 sprint car competition resulted in three consecutive top-ten results for the Fargo, North Dakota-native, highlighting the weekend with a runner-up finish on Friday, January 22.

Lining up fifth on the Friday night grid, Schatz was an obvious threat right from the start, eventually working his way through the top five before commencing an epic battle with fellow full-time Outlaw, Carson Macedo, for second. Although the pair were unable to truly challenge eventual winner Buddy Kofoid for the top spot, Schatz and Macedo’s struggle for second continued until the end of the 30-lapper, concluding with Schatz holding off Macedo in a sprint to the flagstand; Schatz’ margin over Macedo equaled three thousandths of a second.

Despite missing the podium the following two evenings, Schatz concluded the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout with back-to-back top-ten appearances, first finishing tenth on Saturday, followed by a sixth-place run during the $10,0410-to-win Shootout finale on Sunday.

In all, Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, advanced eight positions during Wild Wing Shootout feature competition and kicked-off the weekend with a fast time award on Friday.

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a visit to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, on Friday and Saturday, January 29-30. Featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions, the two-day Winter Freeze will feature back-to-back programs awarding a total winner’s share equaling $18,000; $8,000 on Friday and $10,000 on Saturday.

For those unable to make the journey to Screven, FloRacing will be on hand to broadcast the event live. Visit www.floracing.com to learn more.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Donny Schatz: Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing: Web: www.tonystewartracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics: Races: 3 Wins: 0 Top-5s: 1 Top-10s: 3 **Numbers reflect overall statistics

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: World of Outlaws Races: N/A World of Outlaws Wins: N/A World of Outlaws Top-5s: N/A World of Outlaws Top-10s: N/A **Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

 

Tony Stewart concludes Arizona Speedway visit with Wild Wing Shootout finale win worth $10,041


Dates: Friday through Sunday, January 22-24
Event: Wild Wing Shootout
Series: Open 410 Event
Track: Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, Arizona)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 7th (6th)
Saturday: 13th (9th)
Sunday: 1st (1st)

BROWNSBURG, Indiana (January 25, 2021) - It took just three starts for Columbus, Indiana’s Tony Stewart to find his way to victory lane in 2021, ultimately ending his three-day visit to Arizona Speedway for the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout with a triumph on Sunday, January 24.

Cashing in for a top prize equaling $10,041, Smoke’s Wild Wing Shootout victory occurred from the pole position, eventually leading all 35 circuits around Arizona Speedway while keeping a pair of West Coast heavy hitters, DJ Netto and Dominic Scelzi, in his rearview mirror. A caution with ten circuits remaining set-up a last-ditch effort for the California duo, but the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer held strong, even withstanding multiple slide job attempts by Scelzi in the closing laps.

Smoke launched the Sunday program with the fastest time during qualifying time trials.

“This is the best track we’ve had all weekend,” said Stewart in Arizona Speedway victory lane. “We knew the start was going to be critical. I felt like we were good right from the start and we were able to set a good pace. Even when we got to traffic, we never lost momentum and we were able to get by guys fairly smoothly. We have a lot of great people behind this car and they allow us to come out here and have fun like this.”

Before parking his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/J&J Auto Racing/No. 14 sprint car in victory lane, Stewart kicked-off his Wild Wing Shootout weekend with a seventh-place finish and 13th-place finish, respectively.

Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a visit to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, on Friday and Saturday, January 29-30. Featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions, the two-day Winter Freeze will feature back-to-back programs awarding a total winner’s share equaling $18,000; $8,000 on Friday and $10,000 on Saturday.

For those unable to make the journey to Screven, FloRacing will be on hand to broadcast the event live. Visit www.floracing.com to learn more.

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/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/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

2021 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 3
Total Wins: 1
Total Top-5s: 1
Total Top-10s: 2
**Stats reflect Tony Stewart results, only

 

 

HIGH BANKS ADDS FIVE MORE TO 2021 INDUCTION SLATE

by Ray Cunningham

The High Banks Hall of Fame & National Midget Auto Racing Museum is proud to announce our 2021 class that will be inducted on Thursday, August 5th, 2021.

Joining this prestigious group will also be the 2020 High Banks HOF Class whose original ceremony was postponed from last year due to health concerns with Covid 19.

The 2021 Class of 5 will include midget racing greats Keith Rauch, and Wally Zale, as well as sprint car champ Gordon Herring, stock car phenom Lennie Funk, and long-time racing official Charlie Gottschalk.

Arizona native Keith Rauch, the 51 year-old open wheel racer from Broomfield, Colorado, has won 12 RMMRA Midget titles, and 89 feature events, racing with the Colorado series over the last 30 plus seasons. With his first coming in 1993, and his last in 2020. Those accomplishments are club records in for the RMMRA which has been conducting race meets for over 80 years. Keith has also competed during his illustrious career in both the Midget Nationals and the 305 Nationals at Belleville during that time.

The Late Gordon Herring was born in Kansas in 1920, while later relocating to the Denver area. After racing stocks, and roadsters, Herring would become one of the first stars of the BCRA Sprint Car Club out of Colorado in 1958, while also racing with IMCA, and the RMMRA in midgets, as well as the Pikes Peak Hill Climb among other events. In the BCRA Gordon won three Championships as a driver in 1959, 1961, and 1962, racing at venues in Colorado, Kansas, and Wyoming. The 3-time champ later lost his life racing in IMCA sprint competition in 1964 at age 44 after an accident in Owatonna, Minnesota.

Kansan Lennie Funk was one of the greatest drivers in IMCA stock car racing history. The driver from tiny Otis, Kansas, was a farmer by vocation, who in between tending the family soil, went toe to toe with the big boys of the IMCA circuit including Ernie Derr, Dick Hutcherson, and Ramo Stott. The privateer who raced without corporate backing in IMCA from the 1950’s until 1968. Finished as high as 3rd in the point standings running a limited schedule, while winning at venues that included the High Banks, Topeka, and Sedalia. And upon his retirement from competition in 1968 was third place in IMCA lifetime points.

Charlie Gottschalk from Denver has been involved in racing since the 1950’s as a racer, official, and vintage race car enthusiast. Charlie grew up in North Denver and attended the races at Lakeside Speedway during his youth, before becoming a competitor at age 21 in midgets racing in the RMMRA. From 1957-1959 Charlie would race his own car, as well as midgets owned by Marty Weiland, and Co-Owners Bill Hill and Jim Steele. Later Gottschalk would become an official for the RMMRA, as well as the AIMS and SWIMS Midget Series with Mitch Miller. Working with Miller, the likable Gottschalk, who has lived back and forth between Colorado and Arizona over the years, would work as the pit steward for the Belleville Midget Nationals.

Chicago racing phenom Wally Zale was one of the top midget racers during the pioneering days of the sport in the 1930’s and early 1940’s. A member of the “Chicago Gang” of racers that included Tony Bettenhausen, and Duke Nalon, Zale was a top competitor until his untimely death in an automobile accident in 1942. Before then Zale had won championships at venues in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Missouri. While setting standards for midget wins in a season that have never since been surpassed. In 1936 Zale won 65 features racing in midget competition. And then surpassed that before the WW II shutdown of the sport when the Illinois driver won an all-time best 67 feature events in 1940.

Also being honored in 2021 at the High Banks Hall of Fame Ceremony will be the class of 2020 which includes “Tiger” Bob Williams, and Larry Dickson, as well as the late Roger McCluskey, Rodger Ward, Bob Wente, Bob Tattersall, Cecil Green, Duane Carter Sr,, Carl Williams and Buddy Taylor.

Join us August 5th, 2021, for the High Banks HOF Induction Ceremony and luncheon to be held at the Belleville High School, in Belleville, Kansas. Doors open at 11:00am, food is served at 12, followed by the induction ceremony. This event is open and free to the public. While the luncheon is free with a donation to the High Banks HOF.

 

 

DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW SLATED FOR MARCH 5-7 AT PALMER PARK MALL IS CANCELLED FOR 2021, BUT WILL RETRUN IN 2022

EASTON, PA January 22, 2021 . . . . . . . With CDC guidelines of capacity issues and many unknowns with the pandemic the Dirt Track Heroes show scheduled for March 5-7 at the Palmer Park Mall has been cancelled. The good news is, the event is already booked for 2022.

“After a huge success in 2020, 2021 was set up to be an even bigger and better show, but with too many uncertainties, government guidelines, and state guidelines in place we are forced to cancel” stated Justin Beltrame event organizer. The Palmer Park Mall, a huge supporter of the show, agreed with Beltrame. Mall management is making strides in the former Bon Ton site as they have it all cleaned out all the shelves and tables and are looking to make even more improvements before next year’s show. Beltrame met with the management team on Thursday and while plans for this year were scrapped the discussion about next year took place. “The sky's the limit for next year as the management team and I discussed the improvements in that space as well as brainstormed some outside the box ideas for next year” Beltrame said with excitement. While we looked at future dates in 2021 it was just too hard as there is a small window in March due to the racing season getting underway earlier each year depending on weather depending.

Look for more information about the 2022 Dirt Track Heroes show which will take place March 4-6, 2022. throughout the second half of the year as the behinds the scene work with continue not only with show prep but at the Palmer Park Mall as well. Please check them out all year as they are growing with stores and plan on having exciting events in the old Bon Ton space for everyone to enjoy.

The Dirt Track Heroes Staff wishes everyone a safe and successful racing season.

For more information including sponsorship opportunities, vendor information, car registration for 2022 feel free to contact Justin Beltrame via phone 484-772-7184 or email: DTHShow2021@gmail.com.

A special thank you is extended to all the sponsors who made last year’s 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, Snyder Photos, ARM Automotive, Moe Pagni, APS Powder Coating, Murante Auto Repair Shop, Carl’s Auto Repair, Smitty’s Collision Center, Jeff’s Automotive Service, Mahoning Valley Speedway, Hamlin Speedway, Snydersville Raceway, Oreville Karts, Blue Mountain, Keystone and West End racing groups.

 

 

Champion Oil Unveils a Professional Grade Penetrant for Engine Builders

(Clinton, Mo / 01.22.20) Champion Oil, a globally recognized leader in the development and manufacturing of lubricants and specialty products, announced this week a Professional Grade Penetrating Oil to assist engine builders with rusted and hard to free mechanical parts such as nuts and bolts.

Penetrating oil, also known as penetrating fluid, is a very low-viscosity oil. It helps to metal components, because it can penetrate into the narrow space between the threads of two parts. It can also be used as a cleaner; however, it should not be used as a general-purpose lubricant or a corrosion stopper.

“Champion’s RX-454 is an amazing liquid spray tool that penetrates, lightly lubricates, and stops rust”, stated Karl Dedolph at Champion Brands, LLC. It makes repairs work easier whenever trouble is caused by corrosion, moisture, dirt or friction. Great for drying wet ignition systems, silencing squeaks, and will not harm rubber, plastics or painted surfaces.” https://www.championbrands.com/rx-454-penetrant/

“Using penetrating fluids as general-purpose lubricants is not advisable, because such oils are relatively volatile. As a result, much of the penetrating oil will evaporate in a short amount of time, leaving little residual lubricant. Besides nuts and bolts, other uses include removing chewing gum and adhesive stickers, and lessening friction on metal-stringed musical instruments”, added Dedolph.

RX-454 Directions: TO START WET ENGINES: Remove distributor cap and spray complete electrical system sparingly. TO LOOSEN FROZEN PARTS: Apply freely and allow to run off. TO PROTECT METAL: Apply light, even film. Contains aliphatic hydrocarbons and petroleum distillates. Use in well ventilated areas. This product is compliant for sale in North America. https://www.championbrands.com/rx-454-penetrant/

Part# 4244M 12/9 oz.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 65 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

DOUBLE M: Marks & McMahan Return for CJB in 2021

Marks to chase All Star Crown while McMahan Runs True Outlaw Schedule


 

CARLISLE, PA. - January 22, 2021 - After one of the most unique years in memory, CJB Motorsports is proud to announce that it will field a two car effort for the majority of the 2021 campaign. Returning for a second season behind the #5 machine will be Pennsylvania driver Brent Marks. Joining him in the CJB ranks will be former team driver Paul McMahan of Tennessee. The pairing was featured at the final event World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event of the 2020 season. For the new year, Marks will chase the Ollies Bargain Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions title, in addition to hitting other major shows.

"I'm really excited to chase after an All Star title with the CJB team," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "We have a really exciting schedule for 2021 and adding that into the mix makes it even more exciting. Things are really taking shape in the shop and the guys have been hard at work preparing for this season. I’m just looking forward to this year. We’re excited about what we are doing this season and I want to thank Chad and this team for giving me the opportunity."


 

Marks took home four victories in his inaugural season with CJB, including a victory in the Governors Reign event at Eldora Speedway.


 

McMahan returns to the CJB stable after a highly successful run from 2013 thru 2015. The veteran driver, wheeling a RE Pierson Construction backed #23 machine in 2021, racked up numerous wins and scored a pair of top-three finishes in the final World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series standings.


 

"Just really looking forward to being back at CJB Motorsports again and working with Barry," McMahan said. "Chad (Clemens) and Barry (Jackson) have always been like family to me, even after we split back in 2015. Want to be a good teammate to Brent, as well. I think we will really help each other out at the track when we race together. The schedule we put together was something Barry and I worked on so we weren’t locked down to a series schedule. We'll run where it makes sense and hit the big money shows."


 

Team owner Chad Clemens is equally optimistic about the teams prospects for 2021.


 

"Glad to have both Brent and Paul back in our stable," Clemens said. "Barry believes in both of these guys and our cars had great speed near the end of last year. We're very lucky that sprint car racing is alive and well in many parts of the country and it is affording us the opportunity to put together these types of schedules. We look to add to our win count and chase those big money races and a championship. Hopefully 2021 is more of a return to normal and we can stay racing consistently."


 

The tentative schedules for both drivers are listed below:


 

Brent Marks schedule


 

Paul McMahan schedule


 

Click here for Brent Marks' apparel.

         

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:

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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, 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, Bell Helmets, BK Racing Ti Components, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Chalk Stix, Cometic GasketsFastener SpecialtiesFK Rod EndsFactory Kahne ShocksHigh Performance LubricantsHRP WingsK1 RaceGearKistler Racing Engines, KSE Racing ProductsLincoln WeldersMoose Blocks, Inc.MSD IgnitionNGK, Spark Plugs, Outerwears, R.E. Electronics, RPM Chassis, RRI DesignsSafety-KleanSchoenfeld HeadersSchroth Racing, Shaver Racing Engines, Team Jack Foundation, Ti22 Performance,  Walker Performance FiltersWeld RacingWilwood BrakesWinters Performance.

 

 

Syracuse Motorsports Expo and Trade Show Cancelled for 2021, Show Looks Ahead to 2022

SYRACUSE, NY – The COVID-19 pandemic has struck again, this time taking down the annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo and Trade Show for the second time.

The yearly event held at the Center of Progress building at the New York State Fairgrounds has been forced to cancel the 2021 edition due to the ongoing restrictions caused by the pandemic. Originally scheduled for March 13 and 14, the show’s promoters are now forced to look ahead to 2022.

“With the current restrictions in place it’s just not going to happen this year,” stated show promoter Jeremie Corcoran. “We were hoping things would begin to open back up so we could have the show. Things are getting better, but we’re just not to the point where we can have the show at the Fairgrounds this year.”

With that in mind, dates are already being planned for the 2022 edition of the event with March 11 being utilized at a setup day with the with the annual tradition carrying on March 12 and 13. More details will follow once they become available.

The Syracuse Motorsports Expo and Trade Show would like to thank sponsors Ferris Mowers, FX Caprara and VP Racing Fuels for their continued support.

Be ready for 2022 as the Center of Progress Building is the site, March 12 and 13, 2022 are the dates, it will be the 35th edition of racing entertainment. For more information visit www.syracusemotorsportsexpo.com or visit our Facebook page.


 

Big Payout on Tap for Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking at Jackson Motorplex and Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Jan. 21, 2021) - An alliance between Jackson Motorplex and Huset's Speedway is yielding yet another marquee event.

It was previously announced the two dirt ovals owned by Tod Quiring are hosting six spectacular nights during a seven-day stretch running June 20-26 titled THE SHOWDOWN, featuring World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition in which a driver can earn $180,000 for sweeping the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals.

The newest venture is the Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking. The 410ci winged sprint car event showcases one night at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and one at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. If a driver wins both main events he or she will receive a $10,000 bonus.

"We are elated racing is back at Huset's Speedway," Folkens Brothers Trucking President John Folkens said. "We're excited about the races at Jackson Motorplex and at Huset's Speedway as we're looking forward to the Bull Haulers extravaganza."

The opening round is slated for Friday, May 14, at Jackson Motorplex during an event sanctioned by the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association. The A Main offers $5,000 to win and $500 to start. RaceSaver sprint cars will also be in action. Hot laps begin at 7:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

The event finale is Sunday, Aug. 1, at Huset's Speedway. The 410 sprint car main event pays $10,000 to win and $600 to start. RaceSaver sprint cars and late model street stocks are part of the program as well. Hot laps open the night at 7 p.m.

Complete payouts can be found at http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com and at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.

"The Bull Haulers Brawl presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking presents a great opportunity for a driver to earn $25,000 for winning both features and claiming the bonus," said Doug Johnson, who is the general manager at both Jackson Motorplex and Huset's Speedway. "There is a great group of local and regional racers that will put on an electric show and we anticipate a lot of the traveling teams will participate as well. A big thank you goes to the team at Folkens Brothers Trucking for coming on board for the two-race event."

JACKSON MOTORPLEX 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 special events from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes.

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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

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

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

 

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Announces 2021 Partner Line-Up, Unveils Paint Schemes


BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Jan. 20, 2021) – With the 2021 season commencing later this week, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) is pleased to announce its 2021 partner line-up and unveil all-new looks for 10-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series (WoO) champion, Donny Schatz, as well as team owner and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart. The pair, each kicking-off their respective campaigns with Arizona Speedway’s Wild Wing Shootout on January 21-24, will put into practice highly-competitive agendas during the new year, as Donny Schatz will chase an 11th WoO Series championship, and Tony Stewart will battle head-to-head with the nation’s finest in “true outlaw” fashion.

Rush Truck Centers, the premier solutions provider to the commercial vehicle industry, will once again be a primary partner on Tony Stewart’s familiar No. 14, also fueling Donny Schatz’ championship-proven No. 15. Rush Truck Centers is the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, boasting more than 100 dealership locations in 22 states.

Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers with over 4,800 locations across North America, will also be a primary partner on Stewart’s winged sprint car.

Working together to surpass an impressive 2019 win total for Stewart that equaled ten victories across 410c.i. and 360c.i. competition, the Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts No. 14 team will spend time with multiple sanctioning bodies in 2021 including the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), United Sprint Car Series (USCS), IRA Outlaw Sprint Series (IRA), and the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA).

“We are proud to continue our partnership with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing again in 2021 and to have the Rush Truck Centers brand on the winged sprint car entries of Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz,” said W.M. “Rusty” Rush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Rush Enterprises, Inc. “Just like the drive our employees and customers possess, the TSR teams embody that same determination for success. We look forward to seeing Tony and Donny carry the Rush Truck Centers brand into victory lanes around the country in 2021.”

For a second consecutive season, Carquest, an American automotive parts distribution network owned and operated by Advance Auto Parts through independent retailers, will support Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz as a primary partner setting aim on success from coast-to-coast in 2021 and ultimately a WoO championship.

“Teaming up with champions and fan favorites like Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz is a tremendous opportunity for our brands,” said Junior Word, Division President, Carquest North America. “We are proud to be part of the incredibly successful program that Tony has established while reaching our customers and sprint car fans across the nation. On behalf of our entire team, we look forward to cheering Tony Stewart Racing to many victories in 2021.”

In addition to Carquest, Ford Performance, the official engine provider for TSR, will also return as a primary partner on Schatz’ No. 15. Owned and operated by the Ford Motor Company and headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., Ford Performance is responsible for the brand’s major racing operations globally as well as overseeing the development of Ford’s racing engines.

The 2021 season will see TSR continue its assistance in developing and perfecting Ford Performance’s 410c.i. engine, the FPS 410. In 2020, Ford Performance helped power Schatz to five WoO victories, ending the season third in the Series championship standings. Of Schatz’s five victories two awarded major paydays including a $75,000 check during Schatz’ sixth National Open title at Williams Grove Speedway. A win during Lernerville Speedway’s historic Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup scored Schatz $25,000; the seventh Silver Cup win of Schatz’ career.

Tony Stewart earned FPS 410’s first sprint car victory during IRA action at Plymouth Dirt Track in August of 2019. The 2021 season will be Schatz’s 25th as a full-time WoO competitor and his No. 15 entry will also carry and Ford’s Iconic Silver color to help commemorate the anniversary.

“We’re looking forward to taking what we learned about the FPS 410 engine last year and capitalize on the strong teamwork we developed to make 2021 even better,” said Christian Hertrich, Motorsports Powertrain Supervisor, Ford Performance. “Our goal is to introduce significant hardware updates that will ultimately provide Donny and Tony with a winning package, and the way we plan to do that is by optimizing the use of our Ford Performance analytical tools and testing facilities at both Ford Motor Company and Shaver Specialties throughout the season."

Continuing an 11-year relationship with the Brownsburg, Ind. based motorsports operation, Curb-Agajanian Racing will again partner with TSR as a co-entrant for both Stewart and Schatz. Partnering in 2010 for the first time, Curb-Agajanian Racing, Curb Records and TSR own a longstanding tradition of monumental success, acquiring not only victories but six Knoxville Nationals championships and six World of Outlaws championships.

“Everyone at Curb Records is very excited about continuing our long, successful relationship with Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz,” said Mike Curb, Founder and Owner of Curb Records. “This has been an amazing partnership and we look forward to another history-making season.”

On board for a fourth season at TSR is Sage Fruit, the sales and marketing firm for four grower/packer/shippers of Northwest Tree Fruits, as well as an entity that oversees the farming of several thousand acres of orchards throughout Washington and Oregon, will return in 2021 as a major partner for Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz.

For three generations, Sage Fruit has been delivering the best apples, pears and cherries to consumers from coast-to-coast. To locate Sage Fruit in your area, visit https://www.sagefruit.com/store-locator/.

“With 2020 behind us, we look forward to things getting back to some sense of normalcy in 2021. We look forward to seeing more fans in the stands, more B2B opportunities, Etc.,” said Chuck Sinks, President of Sales and Marketing for Sage Fruit. “We are proud to once again be partnering with the entire Tony Stewart Racing team (TSR), including both the #14 and #15 cars and crews. The Sage Fruit Company has been a long-term supporter of Sprint Car racing and this season will be no exception to our long-term goals of winning and excellence. TSR and Sage Fruit share the same passion and has helped us to create a mutual successful partnership.”

Working to expand its Shield Health Protection Product line as well as its body cameras for active law enforcement, Lenexa, Kansas’ Digital Ally will also return to TSR as a major partner for the 2021 season. Specializing in the design and manufacturing of the highest quality video recording equipment and analytic software on the market, Digital Ally will celebrate two years as a TSR partner in 2021, already helping Donny Schatz earn an impressive 43 WoO top-ten finishes in 54 appearances in 2020.

“We are excited to continue our relationship with Tony Stewart Racing as we begin the 2021 season,” said Stan Ross, CEO of Digital Ally, adding, “Tony’s team has been a valuable partner for our ShieldTM Health Protection Product line that includes safe disinfectants/sanitizers, temperature-screening devices, and PPE supplies. As important our affiliation with Tony Stewart Racing continues to bring increased attention to the critical importance of body cameras for law enforcement. Digital Ally is in a great position to answer the call in providing effective and safe products where and when they’re needed the most.”

Each helping TSR during their quest to find success during the new year, Absolute Automation & Security, empowering clients by integrating technology into their lives with customized automation and security systems that add efficiency, convenience, and peace of mind, and Hunt Brothers Pizza, the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry with over 7,800 locations, will each return to TSR as essential partners for the 2021 season.

Stewart and Schatz will commence the upcoming season with Wild Wing Shootout competition at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on Friday through Sunday, Jan 22-24. The Wild Wing Shootout will kick-off with an open practice session on Thursday, Jan. 21.

For those who cannot make the journey to the Grand Canyon State for the four-day, three-race Wild Wing Shootout, FloRacing will be on hand to bring complete coverage of the event in the form of a live broadcast. For more information, please visit FloRacing online at www.floracing.com.

For details pertaining to Arizona Speedway’s Wild Wing Shootout, such as a schedule of events, gate times, and ticket prices, please visit www.wildwingshootout.com.

 

 

Win the Dash Pocket the Cash!

With thanks to Dave Challons and the Team at Camden Signage and Building Services, there is a little Cash Reward for the Driver who wins the Dash on each night of the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend!

Not only will the winning Dash Driver, set themselves up with a pole position start in the feature event, but they will also add a further $250.00 to the Prize Purse, thus ensuring the 8 lap dashes created plenty of interest as the teams battle it out over two nights of action-packed racing.

Tickets for both nights of racing are still available with Saturday nights edging toward the 3000 mark while a few more are available for racing on Friday night.

Intending patrons are reminded that both nights are two separate, full nights of competition with qualifying, heat racing, dashes and the Main events set to feature on both nights of competition.

So, to avoid disappointment, be sure to log onto www.premierspeedway.com.au to grab your tickets today before they are gone.

 

Dollansky Racing Promotions brings world of experience to Dodge City Raceway Park

DODGE CITY, Kan. – Craig Dollansky recalled being much impressed by Dodge City Raceway Park as a driver.

He’s gained an even greater appreciation for the southwest Kansas speedplant since becoming its new promoter.

Well-known for his success on the World of Outlaws circuit and throughout a career that’s taken him to Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as across the United States, Dollansky and wife Julie make up Craig Dollansky Racing Promotions and will take charge at a track that features seven IMCA divisions this season.

“We’ve gotten a lot of support from the city and the community and met a lot of sponsors. There’s a lot of enthusiasm here,” Dollansky noted. “There’s a lot of things we’ve learned from traveling around to race. We’re looking forward to working with IMCA and we’re excited about embracing a new chapter in life.”

IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks return to weekly and special events programs in 2021. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Mach-1 Sport Compacts and STARS Mod Lites all make their Dodge City debuts as the 3/8-mile clay oval becomes just the second track to announce plans to sanction seven classes so far this season.

“We like what IMCA stands for, the clarity of their rules and how they look after their weekly classes,” Dollansky emphasized. “We feel great about this. It’s something we look forward to a lot. We like IMCA’s energy and passion. We look forward to working with them and being a complete IMCA track.”

A new scoring tower will be in place and new signage installed before opening night at Dodge City on April 24. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season runs through Sept. 25.

As part of increased weekly payouts, all weekly Modified features pay $1,000 to win and are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers. Stock Car and Northern SportMod features pay $500 to win, Hobby Stock features pay $400.

RaceSaver Sprint Cars are on a dozen race night cards leading up to the Steve King Memorial Nationals in October. Sport Compacts run on nine nights during the point season, Mod Lites on three.

“I made my living in a Sprint Car for a number of years but I am a fan of all motorsports,” said Dollansky. “The Sport Compacts are a class we wanted to get here because it can get younger drivers interested in the sport. The Mod Lites sound like a great class and we wanted to get them going as well. We will work on getting more shows for them in 2022.”

Dodge City’s Modifieds have been part of the Jet Racing Central Region, the Stock Cars part of the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for 14 years. Northern SportMods have been sanctioned for 12 years, and Hobby Stocks have been in the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region for six years.

Champions’ shares of local track point funds for those divisions will be $1,000 for the Modifieds and $500 for the Stocks, Northern SportMods and Hobbies.

“I raced at Dodge City with the World of Outlaws, enjoyed it from the driver’s view and was fortunate to win here,” Dollansky said. “I never saw the grandstand side then but it’s a terrific facility. It ranks right up there for sure.”

 

 

Area Tracks Align to Revive Western PA Sprint Speedweek in 2021

Shippenville, PA (Jan 19th, 2021) – Owners and promoters of five local tracks within the Western Pennsylvania racing circuit have aligned to rekindle the formerly defunct Western PA Sprint Speedweek for the popular ‘410 Sprint Car’ division this coming summer. Five straight nights of unsanctioned racing are slated to take place under the lights at Michael’s Mercer Raceway (Mercer, PA), Thunder Mountain Speedway (Brookville, PA), Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA), Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) and Tri City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA).

Previously run under the All Star Circuit of Champions banner from 1993-2000, Western PA Sprint Speedweek has been on a 20-year hiatus while local speedways actively searched for a model that could prove successful for all tracks, drivers and fans involved. Call it perfect timing if you will, because the crop of talent found weekly in our Western PA ‘410 Sprint Car’ fields is growing, and continues to improve each year. The revival of Western PA Sprint Speedweek is aimed at supplementing that growth, while also rewarding area tracks and sponsors for their continuing investment and support of local motor racing.

“The ‘410 Sprint Car’ division in the local area has been through many ups-and-downs over the last two decades, but there’s no doubt it’s as strong now as it ever was”, said Sharon Speedway general manager Dave Willoughby. “You see our guys competing for spots up front everywhere they go, and that even includes out at some of the tougher Central PA tracks.”

Each event in 2021 boasts a standardized $12,000 main event purse, bookended by paying $3,000 to win and $250 to start. A full purse breakdown can be found HERE. A lucrative point fund is also being developed with full details being announced at a later date.

In addition to the increased money up for grabs, the 2021 edition of Western PA Sprint Speedweek aids both fans and drivers alike as the entire five-race circuit can be had for just over 250 miles of travel between tracks from start to finish. The immediacy of the host tracks is a huge benefit for all parties involved, and is regarded by both promoters and racers as a major plus.

Michael’s Mercer Raceway will kickstart the action with a rare Wednesday night race on June 2nd. Interestingly enough, the only other speedweek event ever held at Mercer also came on a Wednesday as they hosted Night #1 of speedweek back in June of 2000.

Thunder Mountain Speedway will follow up on Thursday night, June 3rd as they’ll host their first of two ‘410 Sprint’ shows of the season. This will mark the first visit for ‘410 Sprints’ since the summer of 2019 when Apollo’s A.J. Flick was first to the checkers.

Lernerville Speedway’s Friday night program will mark the midway point of speedweek when they open the weekend festivities. Not only was “The Action Track” on the schedule for all eight years of the former Western PA Sprint Speedweek ran from 1993-2000, but remarkably they were also able to complete each of their scheduled shows free of rain.

Though Sharon Speedway is located just across the state line in Hartford, OH, the 3/8-mile oval has been a staple on the Western PA circuit since operations at the track began way back in 1929. This race will mark the final tune-up for our local contingent as they prepare for the revered Ohio Speedweek stop just 10 days later.

Western PA Sprint Speedweek will conclude on Sunday night at the Merle Black owned Tri City Raceway Park in Franklin, PA. After a brief hiatus, Black purchased the 1/2-mile speedway in 2020, and brought it roaring back to life while featuring the ‘410 Sprint Cars’ as their premier weekly division.

Full schedule
Jun 2nd, 2021 (Wed) – Michael’s Mercer Raceway
Jun 3rd, 2021 (Thu) – Thunder Mountain Speedway
Jun 4th, 2021 (Fri) – Lernerville Speedway
Jun 5th, 2021 (Sat) – Sharon Speedway
Jun 6th, 2021 (Sun) – Tri City Raceway Park

Additional details will be released in the near future regarding the established point fund and other race night details. Stay tuned here and to all of our social media outlets for the latest updates and breaking news related to the 2021 Western PA Sprint Speedweek.

Fans can retrieve more information on each speedway by visiting their websites and social media platforms, or by contacting their individual track offices.

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

 

 

X-1 Race Cars Set to Tackle Full World of Outlaws Schedule With Brock Zearfoss Racing

Inside Line Promotions - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (Jan. 19, 2021) - X-1 Race Cars will have a client as a full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competitor for the first time ever in 2021 as the official chassis supplier of Rookie of the Year contender Brock Zearfoss.

Zearfoss has been a customer of X-1 Race Cars and owner Ryan Linder since debuting together at the famed Can-Am World Finals in 2019. The 2020 race season saw Zearfoss pick up two victories behind the wheel of an X-1 Race Car when he scored a win during the Open Wheel Nationals at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., and an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions triumph at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla.

"It's a really cool deal to see your hard work pay off and to know my cars are going to be racing against the very best night in and night out," Linder said. "After getting to know Brock and his team over the past years I know they have a great program and I'm proud to have them represent X-1 Race Cars on the Outlaws tour. I'm going to do whatever I can to make sure their rookie year goes smoothly and hopefully they find Victory Lane a time or two."

Looking to build on that success together, Zearfoss is excited to make the jump to a full-fledged Outlaws campaign and he believes that X-1 Race Cars gives him the best opportunity for success on the road.

"We've worked together now for a couple of years and Ryan and his X-1 Race Cars consistently have provided me with great equipment that has allowed me to be competitive every time we hit the track," Zearfoss said. "The Outlaws tour can be vigorous and tough and you need great partners and equipment to make it work on the road. With Ryan's craftsmanship and attention to detail I know we have the very best equipment and I'm looking forward to the upcoming year representing X-1 Race Cars across the country."

More importantly, Zearfoss appreciates that Linder is willing to listen and is open to suggestions on how they can improve the product to better suit his team's needs at any time. Zearfoss said he believes this is something that sets X-1 Race Cars apart and he is hopeful the tweaks they are making can benefit other potential suitors of X-1 Race Cars.

"Ryan is so receptive to my ideas and wants and is always willing to try something different if it means making sure we are happy and feel good behind the wheel of the car," he said. "We're constantly kicking ideas around on how we can maybe get faster and feel safer and that's what makes X-1 Race Cars so special.

"He gives me that freedom as a driver and if it works like we hope, it will not only benefit us as a team, but maybe it helps Ryan sell a few more chassis and we can bring in some more business for him."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.X1RaceCars.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/X-1-Race-cars-132228736836684

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

X-1 RACE CARS -

X-1 Race Cars is a custom sprint car chassis business that was established in 2010 by sprint car racer and master fabricator Ryan Linder. The company relocated in 2017 to the Northeast to better serve a hotbed of sprint car racing in Central Pennsylvania and New York.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Bound for Arizona to Kick Off Busy 2021 Slate

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi has high hopes for a stellar 2021 season, which begins this weekend.

Scelzi and his family owned team are heading to the desert to tackle the Schaeffer's Wild Wing Shootout this Friday through Sunday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz.

"We've worked hard this offseason to get more speed out of the race car," he said. "We've been to several tests. We've worked hard to qualify better. The first night is a practice so we'll try to learn that night as well. I'm hoping that we'll have something to show for it and be able to qualify in the top 16 every night."

Scelzi has only been to the dirt oval a couple of times with his best result of eighth occurring in 2017.

"I went to an ASCS race down there and a World of Outlaws race there so I don't have a lot of laps," he said. "We're excited to get the ball rolling on the 2021 season."

Scelzi said he has an ambitious season planned with most of his races in his home state of California.

"We're planning on running for the King of the West-NARC championship," he said. "I think we'll race most or all of the shows in Tulare and in Hanford. We'll do all of the World of Outlaws races out here. We plan on hitting the California scene pretty hard."

UP NEXT -

Friday through Sunday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Schaeffer's Wild Wing Shootout

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

 

 

Chase Johnson Records Top 10 Prelim Result Before Making Saturday's Chili Bowl Nationals A Main

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 19, 2021) - Chase Johnson achieved his goals last week during the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

Johnson guided a Heffner Racing midget to a top 10 during his preliminary night before locking into the coveted A Main during the finale inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"I think it was a success," Johnson said of his first time driving for the team. "To be able to be back in the big show on Saturday night was our goal going in there. I've done it before and to do it again with another team is a reassurance that I belong there."

The 300-plus drivers competing during the marquee midget event were split into five preliminary nights with Johnson racing on Tuesday. He opened the action by winning a heat race from the pole position.

"The heat race was great," he said. "We got into some trouble in the qualifier and bent up some parts, but were able to salvage a fifth-place finish. That was good for points and put us in a good spot for the rest of the night. In the B Main we got some good laps and more of a handle on the race car. We finished second to transfer. I knew we had a good car going into the A Main. I thought if we kept our nose clean we could make our way to the front."

Johnson did just that as he maneuvered from 19th to seventh on the challenging track.

"We had a good car and I could pretty much put it anywhere," he said. "We were really good in the beginning before the track took rubber. I think we could have gotten into the top five without it taking rubber. I also made some mistakes and missed the rubber two times, which let two people get by me. To be able to go from 19th to seventh was pretty good and put us in a good spot for Saturday."

Johnson lined up on the outside of the sixth row in a B Main during Saturday's finale. He gained a half-dozen positions to place sixth, which earned a transfer into the main event.

"I felt great," he said. "It was the same thing as Tuesday night going into the A Main. I knew if we stayed out of trouble and kept our nose clean we could get the job done. To be able to pass that many cars in a stacked B Main was pretty awesome. The track was really racy. I could put the car anywhere. I just had to make good decisions.

"Then it was a fresh track for the A Main after they reworked it. We picked off one car and I was staying on the lead lap. I felt faster than the guys ahead of us, but with the track being narrow you can't do too much. I felt like we were going to move forward later in the race, but we had an engine problem that ended the night early. It was a bummer ending, but it was great to be in the field.

"I want to thank Mike Heffner and Sean Michael for the opportunity. They gave me a great car and we had a fun week racing together."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 12 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 5 (3); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 7 (19).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - B Main: 6 (12); Feature: 20 (21).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

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"Pit Stop USA has been a huge supporter of mine since the beginning of my sprint car career in 2010," Johnson said. "Pit Stop USA not only makes sure that I have the correct safety equipment needed, but offers only the best products we bolt onto our race cars. They have made race shopping easy with their great customer service and a top of the line website. I couldn't be happier to represent the online motor sports superstore."

 

 

PACE RUSH RACING SERIES 2020 SEASON DEEMED VERY SUCCESSFUL DESPITE COVID-19 PANDEMIC; 8 NEW CHAMPIONS CROWNED PLUS 4 IN THE NEW KARTING SERIES

By Mike Leone & Doug Kennedy

January 19, 2021) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Pulaski, PA)...While the COVID-19 pandemic certainly did its best to disrupt the Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC 2020 season and forced the cancellation of the awards banquet that was scheduled for January 16, Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone were still able to crown champions for all of the RUSH divisions. Despite the pandemic, 2020 featured strong car counts in all of the RUSH Series divisions and also saw debut of the new RUSH Karting Series. In fact, the Late Model Tour averaged more than 38 cars per event for the second straight year!

Capturing 2020 championships on the dirt were Jeremy Wonderling (Late Model National Weekly & Touring Series), Logan Zarin (Late Model Futures Cup), Kassidy Kamicker (Late Model Wheelman), Jeremy Weaver (Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series), Nolan Groves (Sprint Car Futures Cup), Chas Wolbert (Sportsman Mod Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series), Rob Kristyak (Sportsman Mod Wedge Motorsports Route 7 Rumble), Ayden Cipriano (Hovis Sportsman Mod Futures Cup), and Dennis Lunger, Jr. (Pro Mod Weekly Series).

In the new RUSH Karting Series, the following won the inaugural titles: Jay Groves (Adult Flat), Nolan Groves (JR-2), Ryan Chase (JR-1), and Kaden Pyle (Amateur/Rookie).

For the third consecutive year, Jeremy Wonderling earned the RUSH Late Model Touring Series thanks to top six finishes in all six races; meanwhile on the Weekly side, Wonderling captured nine feature wins propelling him to his first National Weekly Series Championship, worth $5,000. Wonderling beat out Max Blair, who had won the crown five of the last seven years, by just one-point! Wonderling also won the Bradford Speedway track championship.

Wonderling, 40 of Wellsville, NY, has had a very successful racing career starting in an IMCA Modified in 1998 before moving on to "360" Late Models and winning four BRP Series championships. From there, Wonderling started his RUSH Late Model career in 2014. Wonderling has won better than 100 feature events.

It certainly wasn’t an easy year for race tracks to deal with the pandemic, but in the case of RUSH, Wonderling felt they did about as good as anyone. “They tried to keep everything as safe as possible and tried to get as much racing in as possible.”

“Financially, RUSH is the smartest thing to do and the most economical," stated Wonderling, who also ran a limited schedule of Super Late Models in 2020. “It’s hard not to run the RUSH Series for what they pay and what Vicki and Mike do for the series. I have to give a shout out to Joel Smith of Close Racing Supply, Jim Stephens from Penske Shocks, and Jason Ore from 955, who all keep my racing program going."

Eighteen year old, Logan Zarin, is the son of longtime Super Late Model driver, Jim Zarin. Zarin, who lives in Moon Township, Pa., has been racing since 2017. Besides his 2020 "Futures Cup" championship, Zarin won the prestigious Western Pennsylvania Rookie of the Year in 2018.

“I think RUSH is a great class,” said the 18-year-old who won three features in 2021 at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway. “They do a lot of great things like Manufacturers Night and keep their costs as feasible as possible. Vick is a great promoter; she’s brave and not afraid to take chances. RUSH did what they could to get us a place to race, in fact, all of the promoters did a pretty good job of working to allow us to race."

New to the RUSH Racing Series in 2020 was Kassidy Kamicker. In her rookie RUSH Late Model season, the 17-year-old Aliquippa, Pa. driver not only was able to win the "Wheelman" title as part of Touring Series' non-qualifier events, but also finished runner-up in the "Futures Cup", and 10th in Touring Series driver points.

Prior to last year, Kassidy’s racing experience came with seven years of racing a go-kart racing. Her racing program is a family run operation that also includes her parents Craig and Melanie along with her uncle Jason George.

“I think she did very well for being her first year,” said her mom Melanie. “She raced at PPMS and Lernerville and expects to do that again this upcoming season.”

“It’s a good program,” Kassidy said. “There are a lot of drivers and I like it. Winning the title was really cool. I didn’t think I was going to come close to winning something like that in my first year. I’m really looking forward to 2021.”

In his first year in a Sprint Car, Jeremy Weaver captured the Equipment Rentals Weekly Series Championship. The 19-year-old Stoneboro, Pa. racer was victorious five times in the Hull Racing #41 with wins coming at Lernerville, Sharon, Tri-City, and Tyler County Speedways. Weaver is also a past winner in the RUSH Sportsman Modified division where he was the 2017 "Futures Cup" champion. While Weaver is moving on to "410" Sprint Car racing in 2021, legendary hall of fame racer Rod George will return to racing and move into the Hull Racing #41.

“I’ve been involved in racing my entire life and there is no other track or series that has ever had a point fund like the RUSH Series," acknowledged owner Ted Hull. “It’s all about the points. There are rules that are working that would never work for any other track or series and that’s because they tech so well. When the race is over, you better be right because they will be looking.”

“It’s been a blessing for me,” Weaver said of RUSH. “I started my career through RUSH. It has given me a great stepping stone for other types of racing in the future. It’s an affordable and diverse division for anyone from beginners to future hall of famers who haven’t raced in a couple of years.”

After finishing second or third for each of the past four years, Chas Wolbert finally got over the hump to garner the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series Championship for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. The 26-year-old Warren, Ohio Mod Lite graduate led the way with 11 feature wins in 2020 and has upped his all-time leading total in the RUSH Mod division to 33.

“I love the Series and its very economical,” expressed Wolbert, who finished second in the Route 7 Rumble Series points. “It’s the closest thing to having a Big-Block Modified without spending $40,000 for a motor. Vicki did a great job of trying to keep us racing in 2020. I’m sure they (Vicki and Mike) will continue to work hard in the offseason to get us places to race and do things to expand our car counts.”

While he came up 17 points shy of Wolbert in the Hovis Weekly Series points, Rob Kristyak was able to win the inaugural "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championship presented by Wedge Motorsports. The 42-year-old Bristolville, Ohio racer accumulated the most points of any racer amongst all Raceway 7 and Sharon Speedway events in 2020. While Kristyak earned $500 for the championship, the program will return to bigger and better for year number two with $1,000 going to the 2021 champion and paying down eight positions.

Kristyak's racing career began in 1986 in a Go-Kart. For 17 years he competed in the Big Block Modifieds. In 2017 he decided to sell all of his big-block equipment and move into the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Kristyak's last two seasons have been very rewarding and he points to the RUSH Series as one of the main reasons.

“We’ve been really enjoying it,” Kristyak said of the Sportsman division. “It’s very competitive and there are a lot of top runners out there. For a limited budget team like ours, it’s been excellent, and Vicki works very hard to make this Series right.”

Ayden Cipriano, who is 14 years old, has been racing since he was seven competing first in a Junior Sprint. This past year was Ayden’s first year in a full-size car and capped it off with the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "Futures Cup" crown in the Sportsman Modifieds. In addition, Ayden finished sixth in points in both the Weekly Series and "Route 7 Rumble". He had five top five finishes including a career best third at Pittsburgh on September 26. His parents, William and Sara, are his biggest supporters, both physically and financially.

“I love the Series,” said William. “Vicki does a great job finding places to race and even with the virus this year, it was still good and I’m very happy with it.”

As for his rookie season, Ayden said, “This season could have been better, and it could have been a lot worse. I feel like I could have improved my driving earlier in the season, but I definitely feel like I got better as the season went on. To win the championship is special. As far as RUSH, I like it a lot. I like my competitors and the people in control."

“I felt like they were smart with all the precautions they took with wearing masks and keeping social distances,” added Ayden. “I felt RUSH did a whole lot better than other places we went to this season.”

Speaking of Ayden's mom Sara, she will be presenting the "Loyalty Program" through Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage in 2020. One lucky RUSH Mod member racer will win a complete RUSH Sportsman Modified Pace Performance 602 crate engine package (carb to pan) valued at $8,000 at the season ending event on October 16 at Lernerville.

At 52 years of age, Dennis Lunger, Jr. just keeps on winning. The Albion, Pa. veteran has raced a Stock Car, E-Mod, Super Late Model, RUSH Late Model, and most recently, a RUSH Pro Mod where he's coming off his unprecedented fourth straight Weekly Series Championship! Overall, he's won 11 titles, seven of those coming with RUSH.

“We’ll go for five next year,” Lunger said, who was still manage to win four feature events and finished out of the top two only four times in 14 starts. But he also added that this upcoming season could be his final one.

While there are currently 44 RUSH Pro Mod races scheduled at four different tracks for 2021, Lunger would like to see more tracks get involved with the Series. “I raced more RUSH races this year, but at fewer tracks. Losing Stateline (COVID-19) was big for me. I like the RUSH Series. They’ve always run a tight ship by enforcing the rules and you can’t beat the payouts plus it’s economical.”

The Groves family of Sugar Grove, Pa. captured three RUSH titles this past racing season! Jay, a 16-year veteran of Micro Sprint racing in addition to two years in a "360" Sprint Car, was in a Kart for his very first time and won the Adult division title, worth $1,000.

“I thought it was great,” Groves said of this past season. “The class is very competitive and is very well matched. It’s not only good as an introductory class, but also as a class that drivers are looking forward to doing something different. Being the first year for the Karts and having the pandemic put them somewhat behind the eight-ball, but I definitely see it growing for 2021 and beyond."

In addition to the "Futures Cup" title in the RUSH Sprint Cars, Jay's son Nolan also campaigned a JR-2 Kart and won that championship, worth $500. “It was challenging at times, but we learned a lot and came on pretty strong at the end of the season,” Nolan said of his 2020 season. “With our knowledge of Karts, we knew we had some high expectations coming in, but I think we also learned a lot throughout the season.”

Nolan grew up racing Karts, having won eight titles along the way, but it’s a Sprint Car where he hopes his future lies. “My goal is to eventually get into a Sprint Car full-time,” said Nolan. “It’s always been a dream of mine.”

The Groves own Kart Works, which is run by Jay, his father-in-law Jay Anderson along with Nolan. They are a distributor for Go-Karts and accessories as well as a dealership for RUSH. Kart Works has been integral in the development of the RUSH Karting Series. Kart Works has been around for about 10 years and has 50 plus customers in Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

At 11 years old, Ryan Chase of Youngsville, Pa. has been racing a Go-Kart for the last four years. Ryan earned $400 for winning the inaugural JR-1 class title. His dad, David, really likes the Series and hopes it will take off. “I really like the idea of no tire prep. I like the sealed motors and the spec tires.”

“I really think the Adult division is going to take-off, but I hope it does for the kids as well,” added David. “It’s a good playground for drivers who want to do something different as well as for young kids who are getting started in racing. Hopefully, we’ll be doing RUSH for a longtime to come, no matter what division we are in.”

Nine-year-old Kaden Pyle has been racing for the last year and a half and garnered the inaugural Amateur class title, worth $300. “I was proud of him winning that championship,” expressed his father Cody, who has raced Mini Stocks. "He definitely improved as the season went on. Last year was kind of hard for everyone because of the virus, but Vicki was always there when we needed to get answers to questions. His plans next year are to move up to the JR-1 class. We’re definitely going to stick with RUSH no matter what even when he’s ready to move into a bigger car, like a Modified.”

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, Flynn's Tire, 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, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, CrateInsider.com, Vahlco Wheels, 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.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Anticipating Electric 2021 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Jan. 18, 2021) - Excitement is brewing as the kickoff nears for the new partnership between Big Game Motorsports and dynamic driver David Gravel.

A fresh, new design has been revealed for Big Game Motorsports, which will also be promoting one of sprint car racing's greatest weeks of racing in 2021 - THE SHOWDOWN. Big Game Motorsports Owner Tod Quiring plays host to a mega week of action with THE SHOWDOWN starting on June 20 with a 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26.

The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

"I'm really looking forward to David coming on board with our team for 2021 and getting back to a full-time World of Outlaws schedule," Quiring said. "I feel we have built a top-tier team to compete at the highest level.

"I'm super excited about the acquisition of Huset's Speedway. Our team has put together an extremely entertaining schedule for both Huset's Speedway and Jackson Motorplex for 2021 that race fans won't want to miss."

Gravel was recently selected as the Big Game Motorsports driver and the team will return to full-time status with the World of Outlaws this year.

"I'm looking forward to this relationship with Tod and everyone in his camp," he said. "We've been in talks for years and finally got to make it happen. It's time to go and get racing again."

Gravel also noted his excitement when looking ahead at an ambitious summer, particularly at the events at Huset's Speedway and Jackson Motorplex.

"2020 was supposed to be an extremely exciting year for sprint car racing," he said. "With the coronavirus we got that taken from us. I am looking forward to the big things we are going to accomplish in 2021. With Tod building the AGCO Jackson Nationals and now turning Huset's into part of that is great. It should be a record year for sprint car racing with the record purses we'll have."

The season begins Feb. 3-7 when Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., hosts the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals. The first two nights are Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races and the final three are with the World of Outlaws.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 3-7 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the 50 th annual DIRTcar Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

THE SHOWDOWN -

THE SHOWDOWN is one of the biggest weeks of racing for winged sprint car drivers. The action begins on June 20 with a $5,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

TICKET LINK -

Advanced tickets for THE SHOWDOWN can be purchased at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true

 

 

Fatheadz Returns with Bacon and Hoffman for Title Defense

Fatheadz Eyewear will return as the primary sponsor for the Hoffman Auto Racing 69 with Brady Bacon as the driver for the 2021 USAC National Sprint car season. Fatheadz came on board as the primary sponsor for the team part way into the 2020 season and helped boost Bacon and HAR to the USAC National Sprint Car Title. The Championship was the 12th Owners title for Hoffman Auto Racing and Bacon’s 3rd driver’s title. Brady Bacon has been a part of Team Fatheadz for eleven consecutive years and looks forward to another successful season. “The support we have received from Rico Elmore and Fatheadz Eyewear over the years has been crucial to our continued success. We are so grateful for the role Rico played in our Championship season in 2020 and hope to defend our title once again flying the Fatheadz colors in 2021” explained Bacon. “I am also excited to introduce our fans to Fatheadz’s expanding number of great new lines and styles of eyewear and apparel.” President of Hoffman Auto Racing Rob Hoffman adds, “We are extremely proud to represent Fatheadz Eyewear again in 2021 and feel fortunate to be involved with a great company whose high standards, quality, and values mirror our own.” “Brady has served as a great ambassador for Fatheadz through the years. We are excited to have him back as part of Team Fatheadz this year, and look forward to supporting him as he chases another championship,” said Fatheadz Owner, Rico Elmore. The Fatheadz Eyewear 69 Hoffman Auto Racing team will kick off their USAC Title defense in Ocala, Florida at Bubba Raceway Park for the 12th edition of Winter Dirt Games on February 11-13th and will follow the entire 50 race USAC National Sprint Car Schedule. ABOUT FATHEADZ: Founded in March 2004 under the direction of Rico Elmore, Fatheadz first started by catering to men with heads too large to fit in standard width sunglasses comfortably. To solve this issue, Elmore created a product line with four oversized sunglasses available in varying colors. Fatheadz has now grown to encompass nine distinct lines of eyewear of all sizes for both men and women. With over 1000 unique product offerings, innovation continues to drive Fatheadz’s customer centric business.

PARTNERS:

Brady Bacon Racing and Hoffman Auto Racing’s partners include Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, ATC Trailers, Tel-Star Technologies, Dragonfly Aviation, Lykins Oil, Triple X Race Co., Next Level Metal, Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, A&B Café, Cobalt Civil, ProGlide Coatings, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Specialty Rigging, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Racing Products, Smiley’s Racing Products, R&R Enterprises, DMI, , Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, MyRacePass, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

 

 

RULES RELEASED FOR THE NEW PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY/VENUTRA RACEWAY SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES

(Perris, CA, January 16, 2021) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has released the rules for the brand new So Cal Sportsman Sprint Car Series that will make its debut in 2021. The series will have races at The PAS as well as the Ventura Raceway. There will be a series champion crowned at the end of the year as well as a champion for each track. The first race at The PAS will be May 22nd with the first race at Ventura still to be determined. All rules, regulations, and contact information are listed below.

Kazarian will be one of Dave Stall’s guests on “The Racer Radio Show” this Sunday, January 17, to talk about the new class and its rules. The show airs from 3:00 – 4:00 PM PDT and you can listen live online at the following link https://theanswersandiego.com/ or 1170 AM on your radio dial if you are in the San Diego area. He will come on at 3:30.

2021 SO CAL SPORTSMAN Sprint Car Rules

DISCLAIMER:

The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and, by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall result from the publication of or compliance with these rules and/or regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator, or official.

EACH race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. No expressed or implied warranty of safety shall results from such alterations of specifications. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.

On occasion when situations arise that are not covered by written rules, special rulings may be put into effect by the Series of Track Officials. Once such rulings are acted upon, they may be added to the existing rules and/or procedures.

The SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES will compete at the Perris Auto Speedway and the Ventura Raceway. There will be an overall series Championship along with separate Track Championships. Information regarding Race Format, Championship Points, Entry Fee’s and Purse’s are discussed at the end of these rules. THE DIRECTORS OF THE SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES is Don Kazarian/Perris Auto Speedway and Jim Naylor/Ventura Raceway

Contact Info:

Don Kazarian – Perris Auto Speedway

Email: kazariandon@gmail.com

Jim Naylor – Ventura Raceway

Email: jnaylor222@aol.com

Engine sales and/or technical support contact Don Blackshear at Pace Performance

888-748-4655 E-mail:donblackshear@paceperformance.com

Website/Link: https://paceperformance.com/i-20758461-gmp-88869602-s-pace-gm-factory- sealed-602-sprint-car-crate-engine.html

A LOCAL DEALER AND ENGINE SERVICE FACILITY WILL BE NAMED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

AGE REQUIREMENTS:

Anyone 14 – 17 years old (subject to a Birth Certificate or Passport) are eligible to compete in this Series at both tracks. Anyone younger than 18 years old must have their parent or legal guardian execute a “Minors Release of Liability” form prior to competing in the series.

GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT:

THESE GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT MAY BE SUPERSEDED BY EACH TRACK’S OWN CODE OF CONDUCT POLICIES.

1. General - All drivers crew chief, car owner, crew member and/or team representative agree to act in a professional manner as determined by Track Officials. The professional manner includes, but is not limited to verbal representation, written representation, any representation that may represent the SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series. Verbal abuse may result in an immediate disqualification from the event. Repeated violation(s) may also warrant fine and/or suspension.

2. While we recognize your right to express opinions on social media, drivers and crew members should be advised that threats against officials, other drivers or crew members will not be tolerated. Any action by a driver or crew which appears to be the execution of a threat will result in penalties via suspensions and/or fines against the driver and/or car owner. The driver or car owner will be held responsible for the actions or members of his or her crew.

3. Any driver/owner that disparages SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES in any publication (including messages boards, social media, etc.) may be suspended for a minimum of one event and/or fined.

4. All drivers must arrive at Series races in a timely manner so that they may participate in the entirety of the racing event.

5. No driver will be permitted to compete and/or participate while under the influence of any alcoholic beverages and/or illegal sub- stances. If a driver is found to be participating in such a manner, an immediate suspension will be invoked.

6. Any driver, during an event; a competitor, crew chief, car owner, crew member and/or team representative may be requested to report to the Pit Board for consultation with Track Officials. The request may be communicated over the one-way radio and/or verbally. Failure to comply with the request will be subject to fine and/or suspension and/or any other action deemed appropriate by Track Officials.

The SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series is a professional organization and will conduct itself so in its dealings with everyone, including fans, drivers, team members, Series sponsors, team Sponsors, tracks and the media. The Series therefore expects the same from its drivers, team members and team sponsors. The Series organizers and officials therefore reserve the right to take disciplinary action against anyone who brings the Series into disrepute by their actions, either on or off the track.

In the event of any felony conviction of a driver, team member or team sponsor, the disciplinary action shall be a minimum one-year ban from the Series, beginning with the date of the conviction, or, the date of the completion of any incarceration subsequent to said conviction, whichever date shall last occur.

Disciplinary action may also include, but is not limited to, the right of the Series organizers and officials to suspend either temporarily, or permanently, any driver, team member or team sponsor whose actions, in the sole opinion and discretion of the Series organizers and officials, may have resulted in, or may result in, harm or detriment to the SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series events.

The Series organizers and officials also reserve the right to request the removal of any derogatory or distasteful statements on any racecar or hauler. Failure to comply with this request for removal may result in disqualification from some or all of the SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series events.

Participants grant and assign to SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series, its affiliates and SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series Sponsors the non-exclusive rights and authority to use my image and likeness, including my name, nickname, initials, picture, photograph, animation, persona, autograph/signature (including facsimiles thereof), voice, biographical information, and/or any and all other identifying characteristics, including the image of my vehicle, whether portrayed in still or action pictures, drawings, or other artistic renderings, in connection with my participation in SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series Events and for any and all uses or purposes that publicize and promote SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series or any of its affiliates in any way in any and all media or formats.

ENVIRONMENTAL WARNING:

1. Any driver or crewmember found to be altering, by means of contaminating the racing surface or pit area or racing entrances and/or staging or technical inspection areas or ANY part of the event grounds or properties and nearby driveways will be disqualified. The local authorities and/or agencies may be notified and the violator(s) and their information may be turned over to these authorities at that time.

2. No race cars or vehicles including, but not limited to race trailers, or support vehicles or trailers will be allowed to carry or conceal, in marked, unmarked or using any form of misrepresentation of jugs or bottles or carrying devices of any type (with concerns to chemicals), for the purpose of altering, conditioning or changing a tire’s baseline settings (from its original factory set baseline settings) will be allowed in or around the/any SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Event/s. All local authorities and applicable agencies may be called and the violators and their information will be turned over to these authorities at that time.

TECHNICAL RULES & REGULATIONS

It is ultimately the obligation of each participant to ensure that their conduct and equipment complies with all of the applicable rules, as they may be amended from time to time; any amendments supersede any previous rules regarding any technical and/or aspect. An amendment is effective upon the date of the publication of the amendment regardless of when a competitor receives the actual notice.

Any new components, including engine components, suspension components, body designs, frame designs and/or components of any type utilized in competition must be approved by Track Officials prior to being introduced into competition.

ENGINES:

1. The General Motors (GM) Engine part number 19370602 19258602 is the only engine permitted in all SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Sprint Car events.

2. All engines utilized in this division MUST be purchased from Pace Performance (50 Kargo Ave., Boardman, OH 44512 - Contact Don Blackshear at 330-726-3802). Note: SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Authorized Engine Rebuilders MUST also purchase engines from Pace Performance.

The mandatory base engine package from Pace Performance included the following:

· GM Engine part number 19258602

· Crate Innovations CII-2001 crank, hub & yoke assembly

· Crate Innovations BLK216 carb spacer & linkage

· 6 official SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES wire cable seals plus one additional SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES QR coded wire cable seal (all installed & recorded for engine tracking)

· Rear of camshaft will be drilled and tapped to accept spud to operate cockpit fuel and power steering pumps

· Installation of low profile oil pan and oil pump pick-up

· A complete engine sale and seal tag reporting form

Additional MANDATORY components that may be installed by Pace Performance, a SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Authorized Rebuilder or Racer:

· One unaltered approved MSD RPM (rev) limiting box, part number 8727CT. The black wire must be grounded to the motor. Rev limiter box MUST be set as 6,200 RPM. The box must remain operable and working condition, prior to, during and after all racing events. The rev box must be in clear view without removing the hood.

PENALTIES: If rev limiter box is found to be not set at specified RPM of 6,200, driver and car will be disqualified for the night's events and both driver and car owner will be suspended for the next completed SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Sprint Car event

The wiring must remain as specified by the ignition amplifier box manufacturer.

PENALTIES: If wiring is found not to be installed properly per amplifier box manufacturer's specific instructions, driver and car will be disqualified for the night's events and both driver and car owner will be suspended for the next SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES event.

· One unaltered Holley 750 CFM Classic HP Carburetor, mechanical secondary, calibrated for methanol part #0-80535-1

·One Chevrolet Performance installed HEI distributor & ignition is required. The distributor advance curve may be "locked". Competitor may be asked for electronic ignition at any time to be sent for testing and inspection. Failure to relinquish electronic ignition will result in disqualification (loss of points and monies) and "refusal of tech" penalties.

· All remaining parts must be stock as manufactured

· Schoenfeld Headers steel part # 1022LCM2 is required. Collectors or modifications to headers will not be permitted.

· If required, Schoenfeld part #63030 mufflers are mandated. Mufflers must remain unaltered from the manufacturer and remain attached to the headers at all times. All muffler and header components must remain intact and operating. All mufflers must be welded and securely mounted. Mufflers that are mounted with pop rivets and/or sheet metal screws will not be permitted.

3. The General Motors (GM) Engine part number 19258602 Pace Performance sealed pro sprint engines will also be allowed to compete under these guidelines; engine must retain all 6 official Pace registered wire cable seals along with the Pace QR coded tracker seal, and the engine is also required to have a SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES QR coded wire cable seal installed prior to competing in any event.

4. All engines are to remain sealed from the factory. These engines are sealed at the intake manifold, cylinder heads, front cover, and oil pan with special GM twist off bolts or cap seals. The original factory seals (bolt-type or cap seals) must remain unaltered. Tampering, removal, or modifications of any type and/or broken factory seals, bolt type or cap seals, will not be permitted and will result in an immediate disqualification from the event (loss of points and money). The engine may be impounded immediately for further inspection.

5. The exception to this will only be in the event a rebuild/repair is required. This rebuild/repair must be authorized by The SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series office, at which time the engine may be repaired/ or possibly rebuilt providing all guidelines and specifications set forth in the GM Technical Manual #88958668 are met; otherwise the GM Engine must remain unaltered in any way.

6. Only SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES seals will be accepted in the event of an engine repair/rebuild, and must be installed by a SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Authorized repair facility.

7. Engines must be sealed in all of the above locations with either the "original" GM twist off bolt heads or cap seals, SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES seal tags, or a combination of the "original" GM twist off bolts or cap seals, and/or SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES seal tags.

8. The sealed engines must remain intact and not be tampered with; any seals that have been tampered with, removed, or modified, and/or broken will make the engine illegal and will result in an immediate disqualification from the event (loss of points and money). The engine may be impounded immediately for further inspection. Modifying any internal engine parts or changing the parts from stock as delivered sealed from the factory will result in disqualification for the night's event (loss of points and money), loss of all Series points to date in the division the infraction occurred in, suspension from all Series competition for 365 days, fined $1,000, and an indefinite probation; penalties apply to both driver and car owner.

9. The permitted crate engines must not be altered, modified, or changed from the GM specifications set forth in the GM Technical Manual #88958668; no changes are allowed to the engine- intake manifold, heads, valve covers, front cover, oil pan, harmonic balancer, or any other part or parts on or in the engine.

10. Only GM parts will be permitted for rebuild/repair work excluding engine bearings. Replacement engine bearings can be OEM. Replacement bearings must be the same dimensions as the factory GM bearing and/or .002 in all dimensions. NO bearing coatings allowed!

11. Only GM Crate Engine specific valve springs may be used for replacement and/or repair, Part Number # 10212811 for singles or part number 19154761 for kit of 16 springs. Valve springs may be shimmed to GM manual specs only.

12. SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES GM Crate Engine rebuild/repairs must be authorized by SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series. SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES GM Crate Engine rebuild/repair procedure works as follows:

A. SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES authorized rebuild/repair center must complete the SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series Engine Seal Request, Engine Parts Release, and Engine Owner & Authorized Rebuild/Repair Facility Agreement forms must be completed in their entirety and EMAILED to Don Kazarian (kazariadon@gmail.com) or Jim Naylor (jnaylor222@aol.com) to receive permission for an engine to be rebuilt or repaired.

B. Only SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series authorized engine rebuild/repair facilities may be utilized.

C. Upon completion of the rebuild/repair(s) the engine must be ‘resealed’ using SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES seals before being released for competition.

D. All engine information regarding rebuild/repairs and/or engine introduction must be retained by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Authorized Engine Repair Facility and emailed to kazariandon@gmail,com to be recorded into the rebuilt/repaired engine spreadsheet, which includes the engine owner, driver at time of rebuild/repair, engine serial number, repair, type of repair and/or what type of service was performed to any engine, along with SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES seal numbers and specific location of the seals.

13. Engine's GM serial number and when applicable SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES build certification number must be clearly visible to Series' or track technical inspectors.

14. SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series Officials reserve the right to inspect exchange and/or confiscate any GM Crate engine, or other specified engine component. Refusal to surrender an engine or other engine part for inspection, exchange or confiscation, will result in disqualification for the night's event (loss of points and money), loss of all Series points to date in the division the infraction occurred in, suspension from the Series competition for 365 days, fined $1,000, and an indefinite probation; penalties apply to both driver and car owner.

15. ANY VIOLATION OF THE ENGINE RULES AND/OR FACTORY SPECS INSIDE THE SEALING SYSTEM OF THE ENGINE WILL result in disqualification for the night's event (loss of points and money), loss of all Series points to date in the division the infraction occurred in, suspension from all Series competition for 365 days, fined $1,000, and an indefinite probation; penalties apply to both driver and car owner.

After the suspension period, the driver and/or car owner can only compete in Series events with an engine equipped with original factory GM sealing bolts or cap seals, or SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES seal tags. For subsequent violations in regard to any illegal modification to any GM Performance Parts Crate Engine, an indefinite suspension may be issued.

16. Any violation of the engine rules and/or factory specs outside the original GM twist off bolt heads or cap seals and/or permitted Series seal tags on the engine will result in the driver and car being disqualified from that event (loss of points and money). Multiple infractions outside the sealing system will result in the penalties stated in the "Multiple Infractions" section of the rules.

17. The engine must be centered in the front of the chassis and placed in an upright position.

ENGINE PROTESTS/SELECTION:

1. Any race track and/or SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Director(s) are authorized to call for an engine inspection or tear down at any time. Tear down and inspection will be performed by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Tech/Competition Director. If this happens, Track/Series will remove engine at race track and impound until inspection day can be arranged for all parties involved. (See paragraph number five for procedures if selected car is to race in successive events.)

2. The protest fee for a complete teardown of an engine that finishes the A main in the top five is $2,000, and must be made by a driver/owner that finishes in the top five. $300 of protest fee will go to Series or Track and the remaining $1,700 will go to the winner of the protest.

3. The protest fee for a partial tear down of an engine that finishes the A main in the top five is $1,500, and must be made by a driver/owner that finishes in the top five. $300 of protest fee will go to Series or Track and the remaining $1,200 will go to the winner of the protest. A partial tear down will include the following: cam profiled along with the timing components, lifters, and cylinder heads verified.

4. Protest and fee in cash must be made to the specific track (i.e. Perris Auto Speedway) given to the Tech Inspector, Race Director, or Track Tech Inspector and paid within 15 minutes of the checkered flag of the feature. Protest cannot be withdrawn once it has been declared. Protested competitor cannot counter- protest in the same event.

5. At any time an engine is protested and driver/car owner accepts protests and agrees to tear down, the engine being protested must be removed immediately and impounded by Series/Track. Protested engine will be sealed by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Official or person(s) appointed by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES to insure that it has not been tampered with, and to verify engine's identity. Any refusal to permit engine confiscation will result in disqualification for the night's event (loss of points and money), loss of all Series points to date in the division the infraction occurred in, suspension from all Series competition for 365 days, fined $1,000, and an indefinite probation; penalties apply to both driver and car owner.

6. If the protested car wishes to race in successive PAS-sanctioned events within 72 hours (three days) the following will apply ONLY at the discretion of a SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTOR (Don or Jim) reserve the right and also grants the right to the speedway tech officials to seal or otherwise identify the protested engine to allow the car to compete in successive events within 72 hours (three days). Further postponement of tear-down will be at the discretion of SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Directors. The driver and/or owner has the option whether to surrender the engine on the night it's protested or have it identified and retained for the successive races. However, if the driver chooses to compete with the engine after its selection for tear down, and that engine is found to be out of compliance with SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Technical/Engine rules, the driver will be disqualified from all races entered after the engine was protested, in addition to the race when engine was protested. SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES may assess penalties for each race in which the selected engine was used after its selection, if it is found to be illegal. If the engine is found to comply with all applicable rules, then driver/owner will be awarded all money and points earned for each event.

7. At this time, the feature finish will be frozen until inspection is complete. In the event of a disqualification, finishing position, points and monies would be adjusted accordingly.

8. Failure and/or refusal to tear down an engine and/or for your race car to be inspected by the Series Officials at any time will result in disqualification for the night's event (loss of points and money), loss of all Series points to date in the division the infraction occurred in, suspension from all Series competition for 365 days, fined $1,000, and an indefinite probation; penalties apply to both driver and car owner.

9. Inspection location will most likely be at approved local Dealer and Service Facility. Although other inspection locations could be selected. There will be no dispute over SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTOR’S choice of location.

10. Driver and/or car owner and one other representative of the team will be allowed in the tech area during the engine teardown. Only one representative from the team protesting the engine will be allowed in the tech area during the engine teardown. Additional attendees must be approved by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES pursuant to a written request. Protestor and protested driver and/or car owner along with the confiscated sealed engine and/or parts must be present at predetermined location. All parties must remain present during the entire tech procedure.

11. Note: All removed original GM bolts or cap seals and/or SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Seals must be returned immediately to the current approved Engine Service Facility.

12. Engine infractions "within the bolts" will result in disqualification for the night's event (loss of points and money), loss of all Series points to date in the division the infraction occurred in, suspension from all Series competition for 365 days, fined $1,000, and an indefinite probation; penalties apply to both driver and car owner.

13. In the event that the series confiscates an engine, for inspection, and said engine is found to be legal, and comply with the all the rules, the "Series" will provide a full GM gasket set, and the seals to reassemble engine at no charge to the authorized rebuilder and engine owner. If engine is protested by another racer for inspection, the engine owner is responsible for all expenses required for reassembly.

CARBURETOR/THROTTLE

1. Carburetor must be run as produced and must pass gauge test. Jets and power valves may be changed.

2. Carburetor must be mounted parallel to intake.

3. Air induction inserts or other devices to direct air to intake are not permitted.

4. Fuel regulator required.

5. A minimum of two return springs must be connected to the throttle.

6. Pipe plugs must remain in manifold heat crossover port on GM 602 crate engines.

7. No carburetor spacer permitted other than throttle linkage plate, part #BLK-216, between the carburetor and intake manifold.

8. Holley 26-342 float bowl vent tube check valves are mandated.

AIR FILTER:

1. One round type air filter element maintaining a minimum of 4 inches and a maximum of 14 inches.

2. K&N Style Air Filters are permitted.

3. Air filter top and bottoms must be steel or aluminum; plastic air filter top or bottoms are not permitted.

4. All air shall be filtered through the filter element.

5. Carburetor inserts to direct air into the carburetor are not permitted.

6. Air boxes, hoses, or any device that directs air into the air cleaner are not permitted.

7. Hood scoop permitted, but cannot be sealed to the air cleaner assembly.

COOLING SYSTEM:

1. Crankshaft belt driven water pumps only.

2. Fans, if used, must be water pump driven. Fans must be steel, aluminum, or plastic if utilized. No electric fans permitted.

BATTERY AND CHARGING SYSTEM:

1. 12-Volt sealed battery required. The battery voltage must not measure more than 14.3 volts. Step up transformer and/or any other device designed to increase voltage will not be permitted. No16 volt or lithium batteries permitted.

2. Battery must be securely mounted with positive fasteners and brackets in the engine compartment. The battery terminals must be insulated and enclosed with a non-conductive material that will prevent contact with any part of the race car should the battery become dislodged from the battery mount.

3. A clearly marked main electrical shut off switch, within the driver's and safety crews reach, is mandatory and must be mounted in the driver's compartment.

FUEL PUMP:

1. Fuel pump MUST be driven from the rear of the camshaft in conventional sprint car location.

FUEL/FUEL CELL:

1. Any brand of Methanol will be permitted for SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series events. In the event an “OFFICIAL FUEL” is announced, there will be a grace period so the race teams can use their existing fuel inventory prior to a mandate to use the Official Fuel.

Additives and/or blending of any type or other performance enhancing chemical additives will not be permitted. Fuel may be tested from time-to-time and/or submitted for verification by designated SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series and/or Track Officials to Sunoco Race Fuels. It is the racer’s responsibility to know what he or she is putting in the fuel cell.

2. Series reserves the right to check fuel anytime. Three samples will be taken by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES or Track Official. Each sample will be indentified as sample #1, sample #2, and sample #3. Sample #1 will be retained by Series and sent to the lab; sample #2 will be given to selected fuel's driver/owner; and sample #3 will be retained by Series to be utilized as a tie-breaker in the event any issues may occur with samples #1 & #2. In the event driver/owner chooses to send sample #2 to be analyzed, SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES must approve the selected lab. Fuel samples not conforming to SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Fuel rule will be deemed illegal.

3. Series Officials may amend the fuel rule for any event, and will inform competitors.

4. PENALTIES FOR FUEL VIOLATIONS: Disqualification from event (loss of points and money) in addition to the following penalties:

· First Offense: $500 fine & 30-day suspension from any future event plus all related lab testing costs.

· Second Offense: $1,000 fine & 90-day suspension from any future event plus all related lab testing costs.

· Third Offense: $2,000 fine & 365-day suspension from any future event plus all related lab testing costs.

ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL!

5. A conventional tail tank fuel cell is required. The fuel cell must be of once piece construction of cross link polyethylene plastic. Alterations and modifications will not be permitted. Fuel cell must meet SFI Specification 28.2.

6. The same fuel cell/tank must be used in the same car for the entire race program. The fuel cell/tank may be changed at the discretion of the SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES if the cell/tank has been contaminated and/or physically damaged for any unforeseen reason.

7. For the purpose of inspection, the driver and/or crew must be prepared to drain fuel upon request for inspection and/or measurement.

8. A clearly marked fuel shut-off valve, within the driver's and safety crews reach, is mandatory and must be mounted in the driver's compartment.

9. On board fire suppression system is highly recommended.

BRAKES:

1. Steel or aluminum rotors only; carbon fiber or carbon composite brake discs or components are not permitted.

DRIVE TRAIN/REAR END:

1. Standard conventional Sprint car style rear ends only, no midget or hybrid rear ends. Ring gear dimension minimum 10".

2. Magnesium rear end center section, bells and rear cover are permitted.

DRIVESHAFTS:

1. Steel driveshaft’s only.

2. A drive line containment system; a steel torque ball housing made of a minimum of .120 wall thickness magnetic steel attached to the firewall with steel bolts is mandatory. A torque ball u-joint containment blanket is highly recommended in conjunction with the drive line containment system to shield revolving parts within the cockpit.

CHASSIS/FRAME:

1. All cars must be rear drive only

2. Roadster type chassis will not be permitted

3. Only torque tube style drivelines, utilizing one U-joint will be permitted. The torque tube must be bolted directly to the face of the rear axle center section without any interruptions; the torque tube must be one solid piece.

4. The driver must be seated directly behind the engine; centerline of top of seat at the driver's helmet cannot be any more than 1" off centerline of roll cage.

5. All cars must have a roll cage, which is integral with the frame and does not encroach upon an imaginary cylinder, 20 inches in diameter, extending through the top cockpit opening directly above the seat. The roll cage should extend 4" above the driver's helmet when seated in the driving position.

6. The following frame measurements are minimum dimensions. Only those areas indicated are mandatory and subject to technical inspections. In lieu of the “butt” bar, a car’s rear end can be tethered to the rear chassis. ASTM4130 normalized steel is suggested. See drawing 16.8.a.r.

7. Top rails 1 ½” x .095”, bottom rails 1 3/8” x .095” or 1 ½” x .083”. Roll cage uprights 1 3/8” x .083”. Roll cage cross member 1 ½” x

.095”

8. Upper rails 1 3/8” x .083”. Rear end safety “butt” bar 1” x .083” or 1 ¼ X .065 brace 1 ¼” x .065”

9. Sprint Car roll cage halos are mandatory. Halo minimum 1 1/2" x .095".

10. All chassis will be required to have additional bars installed to support and decrease the span between the front and rear uprights in the drivers area. The new support bars must be in addition to the front and rear uprights. Any attempts to manipulate the front and rear uprights to conform to these measurements will not be allowed at the discretion of SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Officials. These additional bars will be minimum 1.375 X .083 ASTM4130 normalized steel or equivalent material as per SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES current rule.

Left and right side support bars may be one of the three designs below. Left and right side support bars do not have to be of the same design.

Left and right side support bars may be one of the three options:

A. Support bar may be designed similar to what was known as a “safety bar”. It must be attached to the top rail at a point 15” to 20” from the rear of the front upright. It must attach to the hip rail and have a gusset attached to the rear upright near a point opposite of the rear brace/shock mount bar. The curve must be between 4” and 7” measured from outside of the rear upright tube to the outside of the support bar. See Diagram #16.12.1

B. Existing chassis with a left side support bar installed (formerly called safety bar) that do not meet the option one specification above, may add a gusset that attaches to the top rail 15” to 20” from the rear of the front upright and angle to the support bar. The existing support bar tubing must meet the minimum as described above (1.375 X .083 ASTM4130 normalized steel or equivalent material). See Diagram #16.12.2

C. A support bar may be added to the top rail at a point 15” to 20” from the rear of the front upright and to the rear upright near a point of the rear brace / shock mount bar but no higher than 7” above the hip rail. This bar may have a slight curve near the rear upright to accommodate elbow room and ease of fitment. See diagram #16.12.3

11. Slip-tubing is not allowed in the chassis construction. Any existing slip-tubing must be replaced or welded. Clamped or bolted slip tube joints will no longer be allowed.

12. The chassis must have a minimum of four (4) mounting points for securely mounting any manufacturer’s seat per the seat and chassis manufacturer’s specifications.

13. Nerf bars and rear bumpers must be made from magnetic steel and/or stainless steel. The bumpers must be a minimum of one (1) inch in diameter and have a minimum material thickness of .065 inches.

14. Full size nerve bars are mandated. Nerf bars must have a forward attachment point, forward of the front motor plate, and must be positively fastened with bolts & nuts. Left and right nerve bars must attach to the chassis at three points. Nerf bars may not extend past the outside edge of the tires.

15. The front bumper must not extend more than eight (8) inches from the frame and/or the measurement from the center of the front axle to the front of the front bumper must not exceed 23 ½ inches.

16. For any car to be pushed off at any time the rear bumper must be in place behind the tail tank.

17. The top of the roll cage shall have a maximum outside width of 29.5 inches. Bracing that would prevent the driver’s ability to exit through the opening and/or inhibit safety/rescue workers ability to extract the driver will not be permitted.

18. The cockpit horizontal middle frame bar will have a maximum outside width of 28.5 inches.

19. The bottom frame rail will have a maximum outside width of 26.5 inches.

20. All tubing utilized in the construction and/or fabrication of the main frame must be round in shape. Any other shapes, such as elliptical (oval) tubing will not be permitted.

21. Only steel or aluminum floor plans will be permitted.

22. The minimum wheelbase will be 83 inches. The maximum wheelbase that will be permitted will be 90 inches. Centerline rear axle to front king pin center line.

23. Front anti-roll torsion bar assemblies (sway-bars) will not be permitted.

STEERING & SUSPENSION:

1. Removable steering wheels incorporating a quick release mechanism conforming to SFI Specification 42.1 are mandatory. Pip pin type mechanisms are not allowed.

2. No independent suspension

3. No rack and pinion steering allowed or any type of steering dampeners permitted.

4. Welded aluminum or titanium suspension parts prohibited.

5. No electronic weight, shock, sway bar or any other suspension item adjuster permitted.

6. Radius rods must be attached to the chassis and axle attachment points with said rod ends and no other devices between rod ends and attachment points will be allowed. Radius rods may not be attached within the confines of the cockpit. Devices that are designed to change the length of a radius rod in any way while the car is moving will not be allowed. Items such as but not limited to springs, air chambers and/or shock absorbers will not be allowed in any form on radius rods.

7. Radius rod protectors will be permitted. Vertical openings 10" in height x 24" long and extend no more than 4" from outside edge of lower frame rail.

8. Maximum of four torsion bars; no coil over type suspensions permitted.

9. Drag links must be made of 4130 steel a minimum of one (1) inch in diameter and a minimum material thickness of .058 inches. Tie rod and left front radius rod must be 4130 steel with magnetic steel rod ends. Swaging of the tubing for tie rod and drag link will not be permitted. The drag links must be tethered to the frame with a minimum of one (1) inch nylon webbing.

10. Hollow and/or drilled bolts, fasteners, and/or hemi joints (rod ends) will not be permitted.

11. Front axles must be made of magnetic steel. Maximum width is 54” measured on centerline of axle with a minimal tube diameter of 2 1/4”. Axles with a tube diameter of 2 1/4” must have a minimal wall thickness of .120”. Axles with a tube diameter of 2 3/8” or 2 1/2” must have a minimal wall thickness of .095”.

12. Front hubs are to be constructed of aluminum or magnesium only.

13. Front axle tether systems are highly recommended. If utilized the tether mounting must meet the SFI 55.1 specifications which includes two (2) Veteran® HS V-12, or Dilemma 12 tethers attached to the chassis. Tether systems must include a “king pin to king pin” tether that will attach to the axle clamp/band. Tether cables should be installed using the manufactures provided fasteners.

Tethers of any type must be installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

14. Torsion arm stops are mandated on both sides of the front torsion bars. The retainer may be of the rod-type with a securing cap or insert with an expanding mandrel and/or any other Series approved torsion arm stop design. Torsion arm stops must be installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The following torsion bar stops(s) are recommended:

· Moose Block 1200 Retainer Kit

· All Star Performance All Star 10730 Retainer

· Marring Safety Retainer

· Butler built Mandrel

· DMI – T-REX (Torsion Restraint Express System)

· Schroeder Part number “BARS” (for Schroeder bars with relief in ends), Schroeder Part Number: “RWLAR” (Wedge Lock) The recommended torsion arm stops part #'s may be revised from time-to-time. EXOTIC MATERIALS:

All exotic materials are illegal including titanium, tungsten and/or carbon fiber. Exception: magnesium rear end center section, bells, and rear cover along with wheel centers, and front axle hubs will be permitted. Carbon fiber seats will also be permitted. No other magnesium parts will be permitted.

WHEELS:

1. Only aluminum wheels will be permitted. Plastic and/or carbon fiber wheels are not permitted.

2. The wheel diameter must be 15".

3. The wheel width for drive wheels is limited to a maximum of 18" on the right rear and a maximum of 15" on the left rear.

4. A tire bead locking device must be utilized on the outer bead seat of the right rear tire and wheel assembly.

5. All wheels centers must be aluminum or magnesium only and are subject to SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES approval.

6. All bolts are mandatory in bead lock and wheel centers.

7. Tire bleeders of any kind will not be permitted.

WHEEL COVERS:

Only steel wheel cover fasteners permitted. It is highly recommended that wheel covers have a minimum of 5 mounting points. However, 5 and 3 mounting point wheel covers will be allowed for competition under the following conditions: Wheel covers having a minimum of 5 attachment points may continue to use steel dues fasteners. Dues fasteners must be made of steel only. Wheel covers having only 3 attachment points must be bolted-on at all 3 points utilizing a minimum 1/4" or 5/16” magnetic steel hex head bolt and an approved fastening (nut assembly) system.

Approved fastening (nut assembly) systems:

1. Precise Racing Products Part # WCBK

2. Keyser Manufacturing Part #100 7-101.

3. Wears Manufacturing Part # WM377A-312 Aluminum 5/16" / WM377S-312 Steel 5/16"

4. Triple X Chassis Part # SC-WH-7810(for a 1” spring) / SC-WH-7820 (for a 1 3/8” spring)

5. Smith Precision Products Part # MC-516-18

Optional fastening systems that are equal or superior to the above-approved system will be readily approved at the sole discretion of Technical Officials. TIRES:

1. Front Tires:

· Any 8" wide front Hoosier Tire is legal. Hoosier 85.0/8.0-15 D12, D15, or D20 are recommended.

2. Rear Tires:

· Left Rear:

o SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES 92.0/14.0-15

o SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES 94.0/14.0-15

o SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES 96.0/14.0-15

· Right Rear:

o SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES 103-14.0-15

SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES will allow a “simple” re-groove and/or sipe ONLY on the factory pre-molded cross marks found on each individual block of the Hoosier tires. The groove is not to exceed the pre-molded marks. A #1 or #2 grooving head and blade is recommended. Be advised that these grooves may not extend into the sidewall of the tire.

There is to be NO siping (other than the pre-molded cross marks) or needling of the Hoosier tires. Light buffing is permitted, but MUST be done in a manner as to NOT create a sipe (cut/split) in the surface of the rubber. Note: Small cuts that are not consistent with a buffing pattern MAY be acceptable. Rule of thumb: If you can see it, it's too deep; if you can feel it, it is way too deep. (See the tech official for a ruling before competition).

Altering tires by any means of needling or chemical treating is strictly prohibited!

Burn-off: Newly-sanctioned speedways that previously had a crate engine Sprint Car programs will be permitted a burn-off period for previously allowed tires determined by Series Directors.

Speedway(s) and/or Series Officials have the ability to mandate the harder compound option on the right rear if track conditions warrant.

Series Officials may amend the tire rule for any event if track conditions warrant, and will inform competitors.

2. WARNING: SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES and Hoosier Racing Tires strictly forbids any chemical alteration of the tire carcass and/or tread compound such as tire soaking or use of tread "softener". SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES and Hoosier Tire strictly forbids the physical defacement (removal, altering, or covering) of tire sidewall markings in any manner. Failure to comply with this warning could result in premature or catastrophic tire failure and may result in serious injury or death.

3. Series may take physical samples of tire(s) to insure that no competitor has employed any chemicals to alter the performance of his or her tires at any time. Three samples will be taken per selected tire; samples will be taken by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES or Track Official. Each sample from selected tire will be indentified as sample #1, sample #2, and sample #3. Sample #1 will be retained by Series and sent to lab; sample #2 will be given to selected tire's driver/owner; and sample #3 will be retained by Series to be utilized as a tie-breaker in the event any issues may occur with samples #1 & #2. In the event driver/owner chooses to send sample #2 to be analyzed, SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES must approve selected lab. Tire samples not conforming to manufacturer’s submitted factory benchmark will be deemed illegal.

4. It is the driver's responsibility to know what is on their race car at all times. Any used wheels or tires that may be suspect by the driver should not be used.

5. Any tire thought to be physically defaced or altered will be confiscated. While tire is in question, all money and points for that driver will be held until a ruling is made final. Any tire deemed to have been physically defaced or altered will be result in disqualification from the event (loss of money and points) along with the following: PENALTIES FOR ILLEGAL TIRES:

· First Offense: $500 fine & 30-day suspension from all future sanctioned events plus all related lab testing costs.

· Second Offense: $1,000 fine & 90-day suspension from all future events plus all related lab testing costs.

· Third Offense: $2,000 fine & 365-day suspension from all future plus all related lab testing costs.

Failure to allow any tire(s) to be confiscated for any reason by a SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Official will result in a $750 per tire fine and 45-day suspension from all future events in addition to any other fines and penalties. All decisions are final.

SHOCKS:

Shock absorbers are restricted to six part numbers manufactured by Bilstein on a proprietary basis for the SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Sprint Car Series (sold at $140).

The only allowable part numbers are:

· RUSH 1-5

· RUSH 7 4.5-5

· RUSH 8 4.5-4.5

· RUSH 8 5-3.5

· RUSH 8 8.5-3

· RUSH 8 7-3

Each shock is identified by the word RUSH then the stroke length of the shock. The following number after the stroke length number is the rebound damping value expressed by a whole number, a dash, and then the compression damping value expressed by a whole number. Example: RUSH7 1-5. This is a 7" stroke SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES/RUSH shock with a 1 rebound and a 5 compression, and would be referred to in the industry as an "easy up". Suggested SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Sprint Car Bilstein Shock Setup Guide is available here: https://www.rushsprintcars.com/Bilstein%20Shock%20Setup%20Guide%20Sprints.pdf

Only SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Sprint Car Series/RUSH shocks by Bilstein may be used in competition at any location on the race car. Only one shock absorber is allowed per wheel.

Shock covers permitted, but must be removed for all technical inspections.

Shocks may not be altered in any way; shock shafts may not be shortened nor strategically bent to seek a handling advantage, gas pressure must not have been altered, and no tampering with the pistons, seals, oil, shock body or valve stack is allowed. SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES competitors agree to willingly relinquish any one or all shock(s) from any position or all positions on his or her race car that comes into question to SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES tech officials for dyno testing and inspection to determine whether it is, or is not, a legal, unaltered shock. Shock(s) confiscated for further testing will be tagged by a numbered wire seal with Bilstein part numbers and wire seals documented on an official SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Shock Confiscation form. Competitor must accept from tech officials a shock(s) of the same valving part number in return for the shock(s) relinquished.

If, upon dyno testing and inspection, it is determined that the gas pressure, seals, piston, oil, shock tube, rod, or valving has been altered in any way, the shock absorber will be determined illegal and SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES published penalties will apply.

SO CAL Sportsman Sprint Car Series Officials reserve the right to technically inspect exchange and/or confiscate any specified Bilstein sealed shock at any time. Failure to surrender the shock(s) and/or submit the shock(s) for inspection equals disqualification from the night's event, loss of all Series points to date, suspended from all PAS-sanctioned Series competition for 365 days, and fined $1,000.

Any violation of the SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Bilstein spec shock rule will result in the driver being disqualified for the night's event, loss of all Series points to date, suspended from all PAS-sanctioned Series competition for 365 days, and fined $1,000.

WEIGHT:

1. 1550 lbs. with driver after the race.

2. Any car that is found light at the scales following qualifying/time trials will lose its time and start from the rear of a heat. Any car that is light at the scales following a heat race, B main/consy, or feature will be disqualified from the event. The track scales will be considered the official scales for the event.

3. Additional bolt-on weight will be permitted, but MUST be mounted and fastened to the frame and/or chassis in a secure manner. All additional bolt-on weight MUST be mounted and fastened in the area between the bottom frame rails, front and rear axles, and no higher than midrails at cockpit. All weight MUST be mounted within confines of frame. Bolt-on weight must be painted white with car number. No weight may be added during yellow or red flag. Penalty for losing weight on race track is disqualification from the event they are competing in.

BODY:

1. Only standard type Sprint Car bodies, tail tanks and hoods permitted.

2. An effective firewall must be installed between the engine compartment and the cockpit. It must be as leak proof as practical.

3. Carbon fiber material or its derivatives is not allowed for any body panels or other components.

4. Side foils, rudders and/or panels that extend beyond the rear of the cage support bars will not be permitted.

5. Nose pieces and/or the top portions of the hood must not extend forward of the leading edge of the front torsion tube. Torsion tubes must be positioned in what is considered a conventional location. The hood side paneling or other side body pieces must not extend forward of and/or below the front axle.

6. Sun visors must not extend forward more than 9" from the front of the forward most edge of the roll cage/halo tube, and may not be wider that the width of the roll cage. Sun visors must be flat on both sides. Sun visors may not obstruct driver’s vision and will be at the discretion on Track Officials.

7. Wedges and/or foils underneath the racecar will not be permitted.

8. Pieces that are added to the basic frame to resemble imitate and/or be specifically designed to deflect, trap and/or form a pattern for air to travel in a directed manner, except for those used to cool and/or protect the motor and the brake system will not be permitted.

9. Mirrors of any kind, whether attached to the racecar and/or the driver will not be permitted.

10. All cars will be required to run a full sprint car type hood. Side panels covering the sides of the engine and/or vertical spill plates may not extend vertically more than 1" higher than any part of the hood covering the engine bay behind the front engine mount.

11. Right side cockpit panels must have a minimum opening of 100 square inches. Panels that restrict the driver's vision will not be permitted; and will be determined at the discretion of Track Officials. .

12. Safety bar(s) and/or arm guard paneling that protrude outward from the frame rails for the purpose of creating room for the driver will be permitted. The guard(s) and/or paneling will be permitted to extend a maximum of 7”-inches as measured from the outside edge of the middle frame rails and must remain above the middle frame rail. The sole purpose of this area is creating elbow room for the driver. The elbow room must remain above the upper “middle” frame rail and may not extend rearward of the leading edge of the rear axle. Reference 15.7 P for additional information concerning body panels.

13. A maximum 1 ½ inch wide by 20-inch long exhaust fume deflector, located on the bottom side-body panel at the rear edge will be permitted. The turnout angle must not exceed 90 degrees.

14. Other side paneling must be fabricated flat and must not extend past the outside edge of the frame rails more than the thickness of the paneling material.

15. Side body panel designs and/or concave surfaces that are intended to trap alter and/or direct airflow for the purpose of gaining an aerodynamic performance advantage will not be permitted; to be determined at the sole discretion of Track Officials.

16. Water radiators, oil coolers, battery and any remote engine accessory "must" be within the confines of the main frame tubes located between front axle and rear engine mounting plate.

17. Panels attached to nerf bars will not be permitted.

Gauges and Dash Modules:

1. Gauges to monitor engine conditions are permitted but will be limited to the following;

· Oil pressure

· Oil temperature

· Engine coolant pressure

· Engine coolant temperature

· Fuel pressure

· Battery voltage

· Engine RPM

2. All electronic gauges whether analog or digital, except tachometers, will only be permitted to have one (1) input from the respective gauge sensor. Outputs from the gauges will not be permitted. Tachometers will be permitted to record engine RPM for recall and playback.

3. When an electronic dash module is used in lieu of individual gages, only the inputs as described above for individual gauges will be permitted. All other input channels must be disabled and blocked off from usage. Only engine RPM may be recorded. Wiring to the electronic dash module must be accessible and removable for ease of inspection.

4. All additional wiring harnesses related to electronic dash modules or any other type of data acquisition must be completely removed from the race vehicle during an event.

TRACTION CONTROL/RADIO/TRANSMISSION DEVICES:

1. All Traction Control Devices are strictly prohibited during any form or portion of a SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES event, race or practice/test session.

2. All traction control devices, whether electronically controlled in the ignition system, wheel sensors or any means of measuring ground speed to control wheel spin, are strictly prohibited. All devices not mentioned in the above that are found to control wheel spin, timing or fuel delivery control will be considered strictly prohibited.

3. At NO time will there be any type of ping control devices, remote devices that modify RPM and/or timing, automated throttle controls, timing controls, or any modifications to the ignition control boxes, distributors, or any other part of the Ignition System. This includes any add on component or components inside or outside the cockpit of any competitor’s race car. There shall be NO driver controlled wheel spin, timing or fuel delivery control devices in the cockpit area of any race car. Remote control components utilized to affect and/or control wheel spin, timing or fuel will not be permitted.

4. Adjustable restrictor plates will not be permitted.

5. Radios and/or devices transmitting voice and/or data will not be permitted.

6. Data acquisition systems will not be permitted.

7. A competitor found with any of the devices mentioned under Traction Control/Radio/Transmission Devices, #1-6, will be disqualified from the event (loss of points and monies), forfeit the device permanently and the following:

· First Offense: $500 fine & 30-day suspension from any future event plus any testing costs, if required

· Second Offense: $1,000 fine & 90-day suspension from any future event plus any testing costs, if required

· Third Offense: $2,000 fine & 365-day suspension from any future event plus any testing costs, if required

8. A competitor refusing to relinquish any of the above mentioned will result in disqualification from the event (loss of points and monies) and "refusal of tech" penalties.

9. GPS and/or any other type of electronic tracking and/or locating/positioning device will not be permitted for any reason. If found, driver and car will be disqualified for the night (loss of points and monies), and will forfeit device permanently.

10. GoPro and/or similar camera devices are permitted providing they do not interface with the car, electronic or otherwise, and do not transmit any signals. Cameras not meeting specifications, will result in driver and car being disqualified for the night (loss of points and monies), and will forfeit device permanently.

11. Antennas will not be permitted in and/or attached to the race vehicle or carried by the driver. If found, driver and car will be disqualified for the night (loss of points and monies), and will forfeit antenna permanently.

DRIVER RADIOS:

All drivers are required to have a one-way radio set to the race/scoring frequency (464.5500) to be utilized for communication from Track and/or Series Officials. The one-way radio must be working and active prior to any ‘on-track’ activity. Two-way radios, crew-member to driver and/or any other means of electronic communication, other than the one-way radio, will not be permitted.

TRANSPONDERS:

1. If used, only approved transponders (lap timing and/or lap time recording devices) permitted (see each track's rules for more info).

2. When required, transponders shall be located on the right side behind the front torsion bar tubes on the vertical bracket (see Drawing

16.11.1. E below) unless another area is determined by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES or Track Officials. The fitted transponder box shall be mounted as close as possible to the ground, but not protrude below the frame rail. It is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure that the transponder is in quality working condition, fully charged and is securely mounted and is in a suitable position with brackets as outlined above. It is in everyone’s interest that transponders are suitably and securely attached and are in good working condition.

SAFETY / PERSONAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT:

General

1. Each competitor is the solely responsible of for the effectiveness and proper installation, per the manufacturer’s specifications, of personal safety equipment and determining it to be adequate for competition at every event.

2. Each competitor is expected to investigate and educate themselves for continuing improvement regarding their own personal safety equipment.

Halos

1. Sprint Car roll cage halos are mandatory. Halo minimum 1 1/2" x .095"

Protective Clothing

1. All drivers will be required to wear a fire resistant driving uniform meeting minimum of the SFI 3.2A/5 specification and display a valid SFI 3.2A/5 label on the outside of the uniform. Uniform must be worn at all times driver is on the track including engine starts, practice, and competition.

2. Drivers must wear gloves at all times they are on track including engine starts, practice, and competition.

3. Driver's gloves must meet or exceed the SFI 3.3 specification and have a legible and valid SFI 3.3 label.

4. All drivers should wear fire resistant accessories including but not limited to; head sock, under garments, shoes, and socks. All drivers will be required to wear fire resistant gloves. Shoes and gloves will be required to meet minimum of the SFI 3.3 specifications and display a valid SFI 3.3 label.

Full Containment Seats

1. Seats must be full containment type constructed of aluminum or approved carbon fiber. Carbon fiber seats must have a current valid SFI

39.2 Certification.

2. All seats must be mounted to the frame as required by the seat and chassis manufacturer, and installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 3. The following full containment seats have been approved for competition:

A. Butlerbuilt – Advantage, EZ Series, BBP-1308-02 ProSprint

B. The Joie of Seating – SPR01, Full Custom, DL-SS-2014 Sprint Custom

C. Richardson – R39, R39 Deluxe iv. Fiberworks – SCS

D. Kirkey – 69 Series, 79 Series, 89 Series

E. Ultrashield – VS Halo – 72000, 720000, 75000 and 8000 Series g

The approved driver’s seats may be revised from time-to-time with additional approvals and/or other changes to the approved list.

3. The driver’s left side head rest / helmet surround must extend at least 4”-inches forward from the back of the headrest (where the helmet contacts the back of the headrest). All areas surrounding the head should have padding.

4. An approved driver’s cockpit net is mandatory for the left side if the Helmet head rest / helmet surround is less than 7”-inches forward from the back of the seat. The net must be a minimum of three (3) ribbons and should meet the SFI 37.1 specifications, installed per the

Manufacturer’s specifications.

5. The following nets have been approved for competition:

A. Safety Solutions (Sprint Car Net)

B. Simpson DN-SPR

C. Speedway 91073

The approved nets may be revised from time-to-time with additional approvals and/or other changes to the approved list.

6. A right side head restraint net and/or support are required. All head restraint nets should be equipped with quick release mechanisms.

Seat Belt/Restraint System

1. Each car will be equipped with minimum of an SFI 16.5 or SFI 16.1 approved restraint system, until the date of the belt expiration (two years from the date of manufacturer). Seat belt restraint systems shall be installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s

Instructions. In any type of manufacturer’s installation the fasteners must be supplied by the manufacturer unless using type of mount in which the seat belt wraps around the roll cage. A seven-point harness is recommended.

2. Seat belt material should not be permitted to come in contact with any sharp or metal edge, including when the material passes through the seat.

Arm Restraints

1. Arm restraints with a 3.3 SFI certification are mandatory and must be worn at all times during competition; must be connected and used as instructed by the manufacturer.

Helmets

1. All drivers must wear a full-face helmet with a minimum safety rating of FIA 8860-2010, Snell SA 2015, Snell SA 2010, Snell SAH 2010, and/or a valid SFI 31.1/2005 label.

2. It is strongly recommended that helmets should have the Eject ™ helmet removal system installed as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Head and Neck Restraints

1. At all times during an event including practice, qualifying and competition (excluding starting the car for engine warm-up) drivers MUST wear an SFI-approved head and neck restraint device/system that is properly mounted and connected per the manufacturer’s instructions. The device should meet SFI 38.1 specifications and display a valid SFI 38.1 label.

2. The head and neck restraint must be SFI 38.1 approved and display a legible and valid SFI 38.1 label.

Rock Screen/Windshield

1. A magnetic steel rock screen (windshield) with a minimum thickness of 0.090" is mandatory and must be securely fastened to the roll cage, i.e. with split and/or hose clamps.

Onboard Fire Suppression System is highly recommended. (King Racing Products Part #KRP-5030 is a SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES approved Sprint Car System)

Personal Safety - Other RECOMMENDED

1. No sharp and/or protruding edges in and around the cockpit.

2. Only SFI flame retardant seat, roll bar, knee and steering pads and/or padding should be utilized.

3. All teams should have an easily accessible 2.5 gallon FFF fire extinguisher or its equivalent at the back of the team’s transporter.

GENERAL CAR INSPECTION:

All cars may be subject to technical inspection at any time. Any driver that fails to cooperate and/or allow an inspection of his car at any time will be subject to disqualification, a 45-day suspension, and $750 fine.

FINES, PENALTIES, SUSPENSIONS & APPEALS

PRE-RACE TECHNICAL VIOLATION:

If a technical violation(s) is found during pre-race technical inspection, the driver/team will be advised of the violation and must meet full compliance before being allowed to compete. REFUSAL OF TECH

A refusal of tech and/or failure to allow an official to confiscate a part(s), other than the already previously stated individual refusal penalties/suspensions, will result in a 45-day suspension and $750 fine. All illegal parts will be confiscated. FINES & PENALTIES:

If an entrant is disqualified for any reason, any fine and /or suspension apply to both the driver and car owner if not the same person. In other words, if an entrant is disqualified for a technical violation, such as an engine not in compliance with tech specs, neither the owner nor the driver can race for the suspension period, and while only one fine will be charged, neither party can race until that fine is paid. Fine must be paid in full to Series by cash or certified check in order to compete once suspension period ends. NOTE: If suspension includes 'a number of days' clause and occurs at the end of the season when no additional events exist, suspension will carry over to the following year beginning with the first actual event. EVENT SUSPENSIONS:

Driver/Owner suspended for any infraction will carry over to any other divisions and will preclude driver/owner from competing at ANY event until suspension is lifted. MULTIPLE INFRACTIONS:

In the event driver and/or car is disqualified in post-race tech for the same technical rules infraction twice (excluding engines within the sealing system, tires, fuel, and shocks, springs, suspensions rules- see each rule for specific penalties), driver and car will be suspended for 7 days from all events. Each successive infraction will carry an additional 7-day suspension. In the event an entrant fails technical inspection for multiple infractions that each carry a suspension and/or fine at the same event, suspension and/or fine will compound and accumulate with each infraction. LEGALITY OF PARTS:

If SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTOR or Track Tech Official is unsure of the legality of a part, said part will be sent to GM or to SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES Office for inspection. At this time, finishing position will be frozen until legality of the said part is determined. In the event of a disqualification, finishing position, points and monies would be adjusted accordingly. ALL ILLEGAL PARTS WILL BE CONFISCATED & DESTROYED! Not allowing confiscating of parts is considered "cheating within the bolts" and said penalties will be imposed. FINALITY OF DECISIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE:

The decisions of Track Officials or promoter at an event, including the interpretation and application of rules and the scoring of positions, shall be FINAL, BINDING, and NON-APPEALABLE, except in the case of a suspension or fine, which is further explained in the SUSPENSIONS/FINES & APPEALS category.

All participants, as a condition of participating in an event, agree that ALL decisions of officials or the promoter, regarding the interpretation and application of the rules, and the scoring of positions, shall be NON-LITIGABLE. All participants further covenant and agree that they will NOT initiate any of legal action against Oval Entertainment, LLC dba Perris Auto Speedway or Ventura Raceway, the promoter, and officials to challenge such decision, to seek monetary damages, to seek injunctive relief, or to seek any kind of legal remedy. If a participant pursues any such legal action, which violates this provision, then the participant and/or owner expressly agrees to reimburse Oval Entertainment, LLC dba Perris Auto Speedway or Ventura Raceway, for ALL of its ATTORNEY FEES and COSTS IN DEFENDING AGAINST SUCH LEGAL ACTION. By signing the annual registration agreement, participants agree that they will comply with the written rules and procedures of the Series. In the event that he or she would breach the registration agreement, he or she shall be liable for actual and liquidated damages sustained by Oval Entertainment, LLC dba Perris Auto Speedway or Ventura Raceway. APPEALS PROCESS:

SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTORS will determine any and all suspensions/fines that are covered in the rules and any violation that may come up during the year. SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTORS will make judgment on the sanctions, and violator(s) will be sent official notice by a certified letter, return receipt requested.

Driver and/or car owner has the opportunity to appeal his or her sanction and must do so in writing accompanied by any relevant documentation. Appeal must be in writing and e-mailed to kazariandon@gmail.com 48 hours of notification of violation.

SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES will then set a date and time for a zoom online appeal hearing. The violator(s) will present his/her case to the SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTORS. The violator(s) and one other person are permitted to attend the appeal hearing. Additional attendees must be approved by SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTORS pursuant to a written request.

Following the appeal hearing with the violator(s), SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTORS may conduct further follow-ups, meetings, etc. with any other necessary party(s). Judgment will then be rendered to the violator by a certified letter, return receipt.

Violator(s) agrees that the decision made will be final and party posting appeal has no legal rights thereafter. In the event of a protest, the party that protested also agrees to accept final ruling on decision and has no legal rights thereafter.

MISREPRESENTATION

False or inaccurate statements or information provided to SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTORS in any instance(s) will render it void, and will excuse SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTORS from any obligation created herein. Further, SO CAL SPORTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES DIRECTORS reserves the right to seek compensation for any damage suffered as a result of its reasonable reliance on the information provided.

 

 

 

Huset’s Speedway added to DIRTVision FAST PASS
Weekly racing will Feature 410 Sprint Cars at the famous South Dakota track

CONCORD, NC – Jan. 18, 2021 – DIRTVision FAST PASS subscribers will see another iconic track join the impressive schedule of live weekly racing when the 2021 season kicks off at Huset’s Speedway.

Fans will get to experience the relentless excitement produced by the 1/3-mile track in Brandon, SD every Sunday – highlighted by 410 Sprint Cars – along with multiple weekday dates. This also includes Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA) Sprint Car events and the three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races – Monday and Tuesday, June 21-22, for the Huset’s 50 doubleheader and Sunday, Aug. 22.

“The addition of weekly racing from Huset’s Speedway to DIRTVision is a huge victory for the fans and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring it to them,” said Brian Carter, World of Outlaws and DIRTcar CEO. “It was exciting to bring the World of Outlaws back to the iconic track last year and we can’t wait to expand our relationship with Huset’s Speedway as the track becomes one of the best facilities in the country.”

The World of Outlaws has a long history at Huset’s, first racing at the track in 1983. Sammy Swindell took the win on the last lay by passing Ron Shuman in the final corner. After 2016, the track remained dormant until Tod Quiring – owner of Jackson Motorplex, which has three World of Outlaws dates on DIRTVision – acquired the track last year and turned it into a state-of-the-art facility.

“We are extremely thrilled to partner with DIRTVision for our Huset’s weekly events,” Quiring said. “This will give fans across the country the opportunity to view some of the best side by side 410 racing in the country every Sunday night.”

Huset’s Speedway joins the growing list of historic tracks like Attica Raceway Park, Knoxville Raceway and Williams Grove Speedway which will see their weekly racing broadcast live on DIRTVision. Fans can access those events and more, such as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series seasons, with the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription for $299/year or the monthly FAST PASS subscription for $39/month.

Huset’s Speedway Schedule
Sunday, May 9 – Season Opener
Sunday, May 16 – NOSA Sprint Cars
Sunday, May 23 – Weekly Racing Event
Sunday, May 30 – NOSA Sprint Cars
Monday, May 31 – Tri-State Late Models & NOSA
Sunday, June 6 – Weekly Racing Event
Sunday, June 13 – NOSA Sprint Cars
Sunday, June 20 – $5K-to-win 410 Sprint Cars
Monday, June 21 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars(Huset’s 50) “The Showdown Week”
Tuesday, June 22 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars(Huset’s 50) “The Showdown Week”
Thursday, June 24- Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex “The Showdown Week”
Friday, June 25- Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex “The Showdown Week”
Saturday, June 26- Jackson Nationals at Jackson Motorplex “The Showdown Week”
Sunday, July 11 – NOSA Sprint Cars
Sunday, July 18 – Hall of Fame Night
Sunday, July 25 – Weekly Racing Event
Sunday, Aug. 22 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
Sunday, Aug. 29 – NOSA Sprint Cars
Friday, Sept. 24 – Tri-State Late Models
Saturday, Sept. 25 – NOSA Sprint Cars
Sunday, Sept. 26 – NOSA Sprint Cars

DIRTVision is the premier dirt racing broadcast provider. From LIVE race coverage to historical races, it’s a one-stop-shop for exclusive video and audio coverage of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, Knoxville Raceway, Williams Grove Speedway, Attica Raceway Park, the many divisions of DIRTcar Racing, the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship, the Ultimate Speedway Challenge, Valvoline Raceway, Murray Machining & Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway, Hi-Tec Oils Speedway and other major events from Down Under.

 

 

Hagar Earns Career-Best Chili Bowl Nationals Result

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 18, 2021) - Derek Hagar was oh so close to making the A Main for the first time in his career during the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

Hagar, who was piloting an Ariens sponsored midget for car owner Shawn Wood, hustled to a career-best sixth-place run during his preliminary night inside the River Spirit Expo Center before he finished eighth in a B Main during the finale, leaving him only one position out of the big show.

"That deal is so hard to get to that position and being that close and missing it by one spot hurts worse than missing it by 10 positions," he said. "However, it was our best Chili Bowl performance and we can't hang our heads about that."

Hagar was one of more than 300 drivers who tackled the premier midget event, which featured 60-plus drivers duking it out during five preliminary nights leading up to the finale last Saturday. Hagar's preliminary night was Tuesday and he was efficient, starting the night by advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race.

"We were going there open minded because we built a new car and didn't know what it was going to do and how it was going to perform," he said. "We showed good speed for practice on Monday and some decent speed on Tuesday. We finished third in our heat race and second in our qualifier, which locked us into the feature.

"I was really looking forward to the feature because that was the furthest we've started on a prelim night. We've come from the back to a top 10. I felt like we were in a good position to get into a top five starting that close to the field. There was a mishap in turn three and I got caught up in that so I had to go to the back. But by Lap 10 I felt like we were already in the top 10. We had a really, really good car. Then the rubber set in. I had to be patient and wait for guys to miss the rubber."

Hagar rebounded from his early incident to rally from the back of the field to a sixth-place finish.

"They built that car, the chassis itself, at a lawnmower shop," he said. "To go out the first time in it and get a sixth-place finish was pretty special."

The solid performance lined Hagar up on the inside of the fifth row in a B Main on Saturday.

"They went out and watered the track so I knew the bottom would be good for four or five laps," he said. "I went from ninth to a transfer spot on the bottom. It stayed good longer than I thought. (Daryn) Pittman had nothing to lose and he went to the top. Once I saw his nose I tried to move up, but I was too tight on the cushion. I was losing ground so I went back to the bottom. I was good for a couple more laps and then the bottom went away. There weren't cautions so there wasn't another chance to get bunched up or try something on the shocks so we had to settle for an eighth-place finish and end up one spot short of making the A Main."

Hagar ran in the seventh-and-final lock-in position for the first half of the race before dropping a spot. His eighth-place result marked the best Saturday night showing for Hagar, whose previous career-best run was a 14 th-place result in a B Main in 2020.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 12 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (4); Qualifier: 2 (1); Feature: 6 (11).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - B Main: 8 (9).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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JMac shines supreme

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge teams were greeted with trying conditions as they rolled into the pits at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway yesterday as rain clouds hovered over the venue most of the afternoon, but to the credit of the hard working Committee and volunteers they managed to salvage the race track. “For a while I thought we might have been done for the night but the lads worked hard and the ‘never give up’ attitude of everyone at Simpson
shone through. So after some perseverance and hot lapping the track; the sell-out Covid Crowd got
to experience a fantastic nights racing; drivers used their heads on a very hooked up race track and we only had one red for the entire night. That’s pretty impressive.” said Mandy Searle.

McFadden returned to Simpson after 10 years and had nothing but accolades for the venue. Monte Motorsport made the long haul from WA only last week to run the event after plans changed in West Australia for them over the Christmas period. So in what may be have been a spur of the moment decision turned out paying them $10K for the effort and the Simpson locals got to experience the 2019 360 Knoxville Nationals champ in action.

JMac lined up on the pole alongside local Charles Hunter for the 35 lap A Main. Grant Anderson having his first run in the Foster owned V11 started in 3 and young gun Rusty Hickman 4th. South Aussie Jarman Dalitz and Brad Warren driving the Cole owned V84 in fifth and sixth. McFadden wasn’t to have it given to him easily with Hunter getting the start and leading for the first half of the race. Hunter, McFadden & Hickman were up to lap traffic and with cars almost 4 wide going into turn 2 McFadden took the lead. Yellows were bought on a couple of laps later with V34 Brenten
Farrer pulling infield with mechanical problems. SA33 Mark Caruso and VA50 Jesse Nicholas pulled in on the same yellow. Anderson and Pestka were holding their own race swapping positions 5 and 6 with Ando finally crossing ahead and Pestka having to be content with 6th. Mid pack Tancredi, Enderl, TVG, Warren and Farr who qualified thru the B were battling it out and putting on a great show for the crowd. All Stars regular Paul Solomon had a night he would rather forget hurting his engine before the show even started. D7 Matthew Reed made a return to racing after having some time off and looked immediately comfortable back in the seat, unfortunately retiring with only 7 laps to go in the A. Dalitz was another whose night didn’t end well with contact eventually forcing him infield. Supercar hero Cam Waters got more valuable laps under his belt finishing both his heats and the B Main. Heavy track conditions caught some drivers out but the show lived up to its hype and put on some nail biting racing.

“Well that’s it for another year, this show just keeps getting bigger and bigger and I can’t wait for January 2022 and see what the racing gods can throw up at us again. The race always lives up to its name throwing up every challenge possible. We can’t thank Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers and all the sponsors that support us for this show, as well as all of the Simpson Speedway Team who work particularly hard. Without them all we can’t make it happen.” said a relieved Searle.

Heat wins – Tim Van Ginneken, Jarman Dalitz, Ryan Davis, Hickman, Grant Anderson, and Charles
Hunter.

A Main results: 1st James McFadden, 2nd Charles Hunter, 3rd Rusty Hickman, 4th Grant Anderson 5th Daniel Pestka, 6th Michael Tancredi, 7th Robbie Farr, 8th TVG, 9th Brad Warren, 10th Jordyn Charge, 11th Eddie Lumbar 12th Matthew Reed - DNF 13th Chris Solomon DNF, 14th Jarman Dalitz – DNF, 15th
Daniel Scott – DNF, 16th Scott Enderl - DNF, 17th Mark Caruso – DNF, 18th Jessie Nicholas – DNF, 19th
Brenten Farrer– DNF, 20th Ryan Davis – DNF.

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –Phil Lock - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – TVG – Vortex Front Wing
Hoosier Hero – James McFadden – Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Robbie Farr - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – not drawn - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Jessie Nicholas - Fire Extinguisher
TEH Hard Charger – Robbie Farr - $100 bonus
BF 10 – Jordyn Charge - $100 Fuel Card
Oval Express Quick Time overall for Hot Laps Charles Hunter - $50 cash

 

 

Lap Sponsors Lock In – Tickets Selling Fast for South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50!

Excitement and Momentum continues to build ahead of this Friday and Saturday nights South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend with tickets continuing to sell as sponsorship of all 50 laps of Saturday night’s Sprintcar Feature event are sold out!

With regard to ticketing very few reserved seats remain available for purchase with the Grandstand Sold Out and the Terrace Area in Turn Two having only a limited amount of reserved seating left.

The remainder of ticket sales up to the event cap of 3,000 will be for General Admission entry which is for the grassed mound areas of the Speedway.

Once the cap is reached there will be no further sales, so if you are thinking of waiting and walking up on race night, this is a practice that may result in disappointment, hence it is recommended that you book your tickets on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au prior to midnight on Friday night.

The support of many local businesses in and around Warrnambool has been amazing in our return to racing after the enforced COVID-19 lay-off and with restricted crowd numbers still in place, this support has enabled the season to get underway!

This weekend’s Race Night Partner South West Conveyancing, as always, have shown amazing support to Premier Speedway as have the businesses listed below who have seen fit to throw their support behind the event as well, as lap sponsors, and in some cases over multiple laps.

The businesses who will be a part of this weekend’s action at Sungold Milk Stadium are:

KFC Warrnambool Morsbearings Pty Ltd GJ Gardner Homes Pacific Materials and Handling, Warrnambool Eureka Garages and Sheds (SRA of Victoria) Warrnambool Hydraulics Mortlake Roadhouse Fresha Victory Lane Racegear Subway Warrnambool Coastal Wholesalers Down Town Motel George Taylor Stores Stafford’s Jewellery Allansford Hotel AB’s Auto’s and Service Centre The Tyre Factory SHR – Southern Hydraulics and Rubber WMI – Willie’s Manufacturing Industries The Flying Horse Bar and Brewery Warrnambool Rapid Mix Concrete

With two nights of Sprintcar action comprising a field of nearly 60 entrants and support from the Super Rods and Street Stocks, the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend promises to be one of the biggest of the season as a part of the Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series, which carries a $10,000 series bonus to the overall point leader after races at Avalon (Jan 20), Mt. Gambier (Jan 21), Premier Speedway (Jan 22 and 23), Bordertown (Jan 25), Murray Bridge (Jan 26) and Whyalla (Jan 30).

 

 

General Admission Tickets Now Available Online for Wild Wing Shootout 410 c.i. Winged Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds Headline January 22, 23, and 24

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 18, 2021) — Due to high demand, officials with the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts are now offering online purchase of single day and multi day general admission tickets for three-day extravaganza scheduled for January 22, 23, and 24 at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway.

“We originally planned to not offer advanced purchase of general admission tickets, but now that we are almost sold out of advanced, reserved seating, we made the decision to go ahead and make the general admission tickets available,” event co-promoter, Chris Kearns noted. “The feedback from fans and racers has been amazing, and we can’t wait for the event to get here.”

Interested race fans can now purchase both advanced reserved grandstand tickets and advanced general admission grandstand tickets online at www.WildWingShootout.com.

Single day, general admission tickets are $25 on Friday night and $30 on Saturday and Sunday. A three-day advanced, general admission grandstand pass is available at a discounted rate of $80.

Advanced reserved seating tickets for the inaugural Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway continue to be available for online purchase. Three-day reserve seat packages are selling quickly and are almost sold out. Reserved seating will not be available at the gate, and must be purchased in advance online.

Reserved tickets for all three days is available at a discounted price of $95.

To order your tickets as well as to find all ticket pricing details, please visit www.wildwingshootout.com/buy-tickets/.

Winged Sprint Car aces Tony Stewart, Donny Schatz, Rico Abreu, Lance Dewease, Cory Eliason, Tim Kaeding, Dominic Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel, D.J. Netto, C.J. Leary, Colby Copeland, Jason Solwold, Mitchell Faccinto, Kalib Henry, Tanner Holmes, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Ryan Timms, Tanner Carrick, Blake Carrick, Charles Davis Jr., and Giovanni Scelzi are among the list of drivers who have already voiced an intent to compete in the three-race swing.

The brand-new event will find 410 c.i. Winged Sprint Cars competing for a $7,000 top prize in the Friday, January 22 opener, while the program on Saturday posts a $10,000 winner’s check. The final night of the event will see a $10,041 top prize on the line. The extra “41” is in tribute to the late, great Jason Johnson, who was a great friend to event sponsor Chad Stevens with Premium Coach Group.

An Open Practice Session is slated for Thursday, January 21.

Each of the three IMCA Modified programs spanning January 22, 23, and 24 posts a $1,000 winner’s check for the IMCA Modified division.

For anyone unable to attend, all three nights of racing can be viewed live at FloRacing.com.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts is additionally made possible by FK Rod Ends, Mesilla Valley Transportation, SportTruck RV, DirtDraft.com, FloRacing.com, Premium Coach Group, Earnhardt Auto Dealerships, Border Tire, Hoosier Race Tire, Speedway Motors, VP Racing Fuels, Toste Construction, WKD Electric, California IMCA Speedweek, FinishLine Graphics, and Beaver Stripes Custom Graphics.

Full event details can be found at www.WildWingShootout.com.

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Flud Posts Career-Best Chili Bowl Nationals Preliminary Night With Top-10 Run

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 18, 2021) - Frank Flud produced a career-best preliminary performance last week at the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

Flud, who was driving for Hayward Motorsports for the first time, posted a 10th-place result on Tuesday before a crash resulted in a DNF during a C Main on Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center. The marquee midget event hosted more than 300 competitors with 60-plus racing during each of the five preliminary nights.

The action began for Flud by maneuvering from eighth to third place in a heat race on Tuesday, putting him in a great position for a qualifier.

"I had a great run in my heat race and a lot of luck on my side," he said. "I started last and kept my nose clean, and a lot of guys wrecked. I had a great run going in the qualifier, too. I was running second after starting fifth. I got excited and caught the berm wrong and spun out. I restarted at the back and came up to sixth."

That relegated Flud to a B Main and a third-place showing earned a transfer into the main event. Flud started 21st and hustled to a 10 th-place result, which was his best outing during a Chili Bowl preliminary night.

"The track was pretty one lane," he said. "I kept my nose clean and made good laps and passed guys when I had the opportunity. The whole race the racing never got off the bottom. At the start there were some guys making some moves during the first six or eight laps. After that it became a bottom-lane track and made it hard to pass. The last six or eight laps is when it was starting to rubber up pretty bad.

"It was good to have that great of a run with a great team. Even though I don't do it constantly like the rest of the guys, I had a decent showing. It's a confidence boost."

Flud garnered the fourth starting position in a C Main on Saturday based on his preliminary performance.

"I've always lucked into a C Main and been in the back," he said. "This year I started fourth in the second C Main. Right on the start someone ran me over going into turn one. It ended up collapsing the headers."

The early incident resulted in a DNF.

"It was really frustrating," he said. "You learn to accept some of that stuff the best you can after racing as long as I have. I felt like I had as good of an opportunity by far to make the B Feature and who knows what would have happened there."

Flud kicks off the 2021 outdoor season Feb. 19-20 at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, with the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jan. 12 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (8); Qualifier: 6 (5); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 10 (21).

Jan. 16 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - C Main: DNF (4).

UP NEXT -

Feb. 19-20 at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, with the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/81racing

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

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"Working with Stevie Smith on his brake setup has been a definite game changer," Flud said. "Smith Titanium's stuff is a whole level up. They are more efficient and allow me to be able to do what I need to do. The titanium bolts are so nice. They pay so much attention to every nut and bolt."

Flud would also like to thank Driven Midwest, Driven Performance, Harley Hollan Companies, Metric Cycles, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Mychron-Tom, Performance Electronics, LTD, Schoenfeld Headers, PureMax Racing Oil, Swindell Bleeders, TUHB, Impact RaceGear, Broken Arrow Powder Coating, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Select Coatings, Klint Pursley Trucking, Walker Performance Filtration, Hoss Media, Fast Four Media and Velocita for their continued support.

 

 

Kyle Larson is North American 410 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for First Time and is Also Named 2020 Recipient of “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport!”

Knoxville, IA, January 15, 2021 – For the first time in his career, Kyle Larson of Elk Grove, California, was voted the “Driver of the Year” by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers. Larson racked up over 30 wins in a 410 sprint car in 2020. He was the leading feature winner with both the World of Outlaws and All Stars and his wins included the “Capitani Classic” at Knoxville, the “Ironman 55” in Pevely, the Brad Doty Classic at Attica, a Pennsylvania Speedweek title, and much more! Kyle earned eleven of the thirteen first place votes cast in the year-end poll conducted by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz also received first place votes.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are 2020 World of Outlaws champion and 2019 “Driver of the Year” Brad Sweet of California, Jackson Nationals and World Finals winner Logan Schuchart of Pennsylvania, fourteen-time “Driver of the Year” Award recipient Donny Schatz of North Dakota, and Eldora “Governor’s Reign” winner David Gravel of Connecticut. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season, respectively, are All Star champion Aaron Reutzel, Sheldon Haudenschild, Danny Dietrich, Cory Eliason and Carson Macedo.

For the first time, Paul Silva and his #57 team driven by Kyle Larson will win 410 “Team of the Year” honors after their tremendous season. Silva is a two-time 360 “Team of the Year” recipient.

Kyle Larson was also voted the “Wild Card Award” Award winner for the eighth time in his career for his exciting ‘410’ sprint car performances in 2020. Zeb Wise of Indiana is the “Rookie of the Year” in the 410 class after a successful campaign with the All Stars.

Steve O’Neal of the ever improving Port Royal Speedway earned “Promoter of the Year” honors for the fifth time in a row. “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors in the ‘410’ poll will go to Andy Durham of Ford Motor Company. The “Media Member of the Year” Award will be shared by Michael Rigsby of FloRacing.com and Jacob Seelman of Speed Sport. Both are first time recipients.

“Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport”

Few will forget the performances of Kyle Larson in 2020, not only in sprint car racing, but also in midgets, late models and whatever else he decided to climb in. He has been honored as this year’s recipient of the prestigious “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport.” Kyle contributed not only on the track but off, continuing to own a top ten team with the World of Outlaws with Carson Macedo behind the wheel.

Past recipients of the North American Sprint Car Poll’s “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award” are as follows: the late Bill Simpson, the late Greg Hodnett, Dave Pusateri, the late Bryan Clauson, Dave Darland, Sammy Swindell, Fred Rahmer, Johnny Gibson, the late Jerry Reigle, Steve Sinclair, Kasey Kahne, Tom Schmeh, the late Dick Jordan, the late Fred Brownfield, Doug Auld, the late Hank Gentzler, Tony Stewart, Emmett Hahn, Allan Holland, Dave Argabright, Ron Shuman, the late Kevin Gobrecht, Jack Hewitt, the late Jack Miller, Brad Doty, Art & Carol Malies, Dave Bowman, the late Ralph Capitani, the late Ted Johnson, Mark Kuchan, Steve Kinser, the late Don Martin, Steve Beitler, Lee Brewer, Jr., Mark Kinser, Frank Lewis, the late Earl Baltes, Casey & Beverly Luna, Elayne Hoff, Jean Lynch, the late J.W. Hunt, and Bert Emick.

The North American 410 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. All awards will be distributed in 2021 at tracks throughout North America. The awards are annually announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

North American 410 Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, CA, 1220 (11)

2. Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA, 700 (1)

3. Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA, 425

4. Donny Schatz, Fargo, ND, 360 (1)

5. David Gravel, Watertown, CT, 309

6. Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX, 282

7. Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH, 228

8. Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA, 132

9. Cory Eliason, Visalia, CA, 111

10. Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA, 107

11. Anthony Macri, Dillsburg, PA, 90

12. Freddie Rahmer, Salfordville, PA, 71

13. Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO, 69

14. Lance Dewease, Fayetteville, PA, 60

15. Cap Henry, Bellevue, OH, 45

16. Bill Balog, Hartland, WI, 38

17. Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA, 34

18. Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK, 27

19. Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA, 19

20. Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK, 17

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!

 

 

Zearfoss’s Team Effort

As the saying goes, there is no I in team, and that was certainly the case when it comes to summing up American Brock Zearfoss’s successful WA Speedweek Series campaign with renowned Western Australian-based car owner Sean Carren.

In what was his maiden Australian racing trip, the 30-year-old from Jonestown in Pennsylvania linked up with Carren, and to say that it was a successful partnership would be quite the understatement, which saw Zearfoss claim three out of the six WA Speedweek Series rounds.

Apart from Carren supplying top shelf equipment in the form of the WA # 95 AAA Metal Recycling supported Maxim car, Zearfoss’s trip was made possible thanks to the efforts of rival car owner Geoff Kendrick and fellow racer in American-based Australian Lynton Jeffrey.

“I can’t thank Sean (Carren) and his family enough for helping bring this whole deal together, but also Lynton (Jeffrey) for throwing the idea my way and everything done by Geoff (Kendrick) behind the scenes, so it was certainly a collective effort by a fair few people,” explained Zearfoss, who upon entering Australia had to go into mandatory quarantining for a fortnight, which saw him spend the time trying to do what exercise he could and also prepare as much as possible WA Speedweek Series research.

“To be honest, I had no idea what to expect coming over to Australia and how the family was going to be that I was driving for. The Carren family – Sean, Dot, Renee, Josh and Rachael – took me in as a random stranger that they only knew of four weeks earlier and treated me like I was one of their own, and they are some of the most genuine people I’ve ever met.

“With so much uncertainly around the world with travel restrictions, especially in Australia, this whole trip was put together fairly quickly, and within the space of a month, I was on my way to Australia, but there was quite a lot of red tape that I had to get through at my end, but I made it work.”

Aside from the support of the Carren family and Kendrick and Jeffrey, Zearfoss was helped throughout his Australian trip by the long-standing pit crew that Carren had assembled that dates back to over two decades and also has multiple generations of pit crew members.

“The pit crew consisted of Brand and Jet Passmore, Brenton and Kenneth Puddey, Ross May and Neil Fancote, and I’m very thankful for all of their efforts throughout my trip to give me a great car every night,” expressed Zearfoss.

“During my time with Carren and his team, I was able to learn so much about Carren and the WA # 95 car’s history within the sport, and it was an honour to get the opportunity to drive for him. Ithink it was pretty cool for the pit crew to include two generation members in the Passmores and the Puddeys and also many members that have worked with the team for over two decades, which speaks volumes of the team and the future for the sport.”

Upon getting out of Australian quarantine shortly before Christmas day, Zearfoss met up with Carren and his team to prepare for the opening WA Speedweek Series round on Boxing night at the Perth Motorplex. Straight up Zearfoss was on the pace, which saw him finish the opening round in third. Aiming to build on his impressive debut outing, he ran second in the next two rounds at the Perth Motorplex and then Bunbury Speedway. For the remaining three rounds at Ellenbrook Speedway and then two rounds at the Perth Motorplex, Zearfoss was undefeated in the feature races.

As a result of these consistent front-running performances over the six rounds, Zearfoss picked up the overall WA Speedweek Series point standings win and, in the process, created history by putting in one of the best first-up WA Speedweek Series campaigns for a visiting American driver.

Summing up his WA Speedweek Series campaign, Zearfoss was rapt with his first trip to Australia and everything he experienced over his five weeks in the country.

“I had a really enjoyable trip and not just all of the on-track success but being able to spend time in Australia and everyone – from the teams to the race fans – I met along the way,” expressed Zearfoss.

“To be able to race at a world-class facility like the Perth Motorplex and also compete at Bunbury Speedway and Ellenbrook Speedway were very memorable moments and a wonderful experience. This truly has been an experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to come back.”

Zearfoss admits that his successful WA Speedweek Series run is going to buoy him well for his exciting 2021 American campaign.

“2021 is going to be a very exciting year for myself, as I’m going to be running the full World of Outlaws schedule for the first time,” he said.

“Unlike previous off seasons, I’m going to have six race meetings under my belt, so hopefully I can hit the ground running for my first full-time World of Outlaws tilt.”

Final WA Speedweek Series Point Standings:

1 Brock Zearfoss (USA) - 886 2 Robbie Farr - 848 3 Callum Williamson - 826 4 Kris Coyle - 818 5 Kaiden Manders - 804

Zearfoss and Carren would like to thank their WA Speedweek Series supporters:

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Reutzel’s Run for Chili Bowl’s “Golden Driller” begins Friday Night!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2021) – Aaron Reutzel is set to kick off his chase for the elusive “Golden Driller” with Friday night’s Driven 2 Save Lives qualifying night at Tulsa Expo Raceway’s 35th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

The three-time All Star Circuit of Champions titlist will once again take to the 1/5-mile dirt track oval aboard the Chad Boat Industries Speedway Toyota-powered DriveWFX.com/PristineAuction.com No. 87 Spike-chassis.

Taking a quick break from preparation for his upcoming rookie season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series with the Dennis Roth No. 83 Sprint Car team, Reutzel kicked off his Chili Bowl week with a tenth-place run in Tuesday night’s Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions.

“We had a good car to begin with, but somehow we cut the right rear and it barely lasted to the checkered flag,” Reutzel says.

Reutzel looks to race into his second consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals 55-lap championship feature after a strong outing last year.

Last year, Reutzel made his third career Chili Bowl qualifying night feature and sliced through the field to a third-place finish after an early incident and went on to secure his first starting berth in the Saturday night finale.

This year, the Texas native is looking for more with the potent Chad Boat Industries team.

“I couldn’t ask for a better car to drive,” Reutzel says. “There’s a lot to ‘Chili Bowl’ luck, I’ll do my part and hope that things fall right for us along the way.”

There will be little rest for Reutzel after this weekend’s Chili Bowl as he makes his first starts in the Roth No. 83 Triple-X at next weekend’s “Wild Winged Shootout” at San Tan Valley’s Arizona Speedway on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 22-24.

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.

 

 

Bacon Opens Chili Bowl Effort with Podium Finish!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 15, 2021) – With eyes fixated upon that coveted Golden Driller trophy, Brady Bacon put himself in strong position by racing to a strong third-place finish in Thursday night’s John Christner Trucking preliminary event at Tulsa Expo Raceway’s 35th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

With the strong outing, Bacon puts himself in prime position to land a fourth-career starting berth in Saturday night’s 55-lap Chili Bowl Nationals championship “A” Main event and first since racing to a fourth-place finish 2019.

Following a Tuesday night run of sixth-place in the Vacuworx Invitational Race of Champions aboard Kelly Hinck’s SR-11x-powered Dahmer Powertrain/Fatheadz/FK Indy/Elliott’s Trailers No. 21h Triple-X machine, Bacon drew the eighth and final starting position for Thursday night’s seventh heat race.

“The Macho Man” wasn’t deterred, methodically picking his way through the field before making a dramatic last corner pass on the high side exiting turn four that brought the crowd to its feet as he snared the win.

“I really didn’t know it was the last lap, I knew we were in pretty good shape but I thought I would go to the top and try to get another spot,” Bacon commented afterward.

Sitting atop the passing point charts after the heat races, Bacon made his way from sixth to third in his qualifier to secure the front row outside starting position for the 30-lap “A” Main.

Bacon battled amongst the top-four throughout before making a move in the final ten circuits to secure the show position for the night that will put him no worse than third in Saturday’s “B” Main action that will transfer seven to the main event.

“We should be in good shape, we’ll make some more adjustments but we’re pretty happy with this Triple-X and hopefully we have the same kind of results we have with our Triple-X Sprint Car,” the reigning three-time and USAC National Sprint Car champion explained. “We’re here to have fun and do the basics right and it should take care of itself after that.”

After a third career podium finish in Chili Bowl preliminary competition following runner-up finishes in both 2013 and 2019, Bacon gets a day of rest on Friday before going after that Golden Driller on Saturday night.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Hoffman Auto Racing, Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, ATC Trailers, Tel-Star Technologies, Dragonfly Aviation, Lykins Oil, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Specialty Rigging, 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, MyRacePass, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

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.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. Named North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Driver of the Year” for Fifth Year in a Row!

Knoxville, IA, January 14, 2021 – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, Texas, was voted the 2020 “Driver of the Year” by the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers assembled by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum for the fifth year in a row. Hafertepe is now a five-time American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) national tour champion, won the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial in Wheatland, Missouri, the Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, Arkansas, and earned eight of the thirteen first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. Hill’s Racing, owner for Hafertepe’s #15H earned the “Team of the Year” award for the third consecutive year. Sunbury, Pennsylvania’s Mark Smith received four first place votes, and Troy DeCaire of Wesley Chapel, Florida received one as well.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are Mark Smith, who won 20 features in 2020, Devil’s Bowl Winternationals winner Roger Crockett of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, six-time winner Shane Golobic of Fremont, California, and five-time winner Blake Hahn of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

Rounding out the ‘top ten’ for the season are Lake Ozark Speedway Nationals champ Derek Hagar, USCS titlist Terry Gray, six-time USCS winner Dale Howard, South Australia’s Scott Bogucki and three-time Florida winner Troy DeCaire.

Garet Williamson of Columbia, Missouri earned the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll “Rookie of the Year” title in his first full season of winged 360-cubic-inch sprint car competition. Mark Smith of Mach-1 Chassis (for the second time) earned “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors.

In addition, Todd Buffenbarger (TJSlideways.com) (for the fourth time) and Michael Rigsby (FloRacing.com) will receive the “Media Member of the Year” Award. Doug Johnson, (Jackson Motorplex/Huset’s Speedway) received “Promoter of the Year” honors for the first time, and Mark Smith will receive the “Wild Card Award” in 2020 for his exciting performances on the way to 20 wins in 360 sprint car racing.

The North American 360 Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. All awards will be distributed in 2021 at tracks throughout North America. The awards are announced the week of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

360 Sprint Car Poll Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX, 1010 (8)

2. Mark Smith, Sunbury, PA, 760 (4)

3. Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK, 256

4. Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA, 225

5. Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK, 133

6. Derek Hagar, Marion, AR, 132

7. Terry Gray, Bartlett, TN, 121

8. Dale Howard, Byhalia, MS, 114

9. Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, 107

10. Troy DeCaire, Wesley Chapel, FL, 100 (1)

(tie) Jack Dover, Springfield, NE, 100

12. Andy Forsberg, Auburn, CA, 85

13. Justin Sanders, Aromas, CA, 81

14. JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA, 78

15. Justin Henderson, Tea, SD, 75

16. Connor Leoffler, Myrtle Beach, SC, 67

17. Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA, 65

18. Harli White, Lindsay, OK, 62

19. Michael Day, Farmersville, TX, 60

20. Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA, 52

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!

 

 

SOUTHERN SPRINTS SET TO KICK OFF SIXTH SEASON THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

January 14, 2021 – Punta Gorda, Florida – The BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series (SSSS) is set to kick off its sixth season of existence this Saturday night January 16 when the series visits 417 Speedway in Punta Gorda, Florida.

The SSSS is one of the most unique pavement sprint car series’ in the entire country due to its Florida location. The series just completed its 2020 season on December 6 and now finds itself readying for the 2021 season just six weeks later. The series annually campaigns a schedule that extends twelve months of the calendar year.

Saturday’s event will be the first outdoor open wheel event of the 2021 North American racing season. For the past several seasons, 417 Speedway has annually played host to the 2021 North American opener.

Defending 2020 SSSS champion John Inman has indicated he my not defend his crown. If this holds true, it will keep the streak alive of not having a back-to-back series champion. To date, Inman is the only driver in series history with more than one championship. Both of those came three years apart.

Who could claim the 2021 crown is anyone’s’ guess. The series has been highly competitive to say the least. There have been four different series champions in the five-year history of the series.

The talent pool of capable drivers in the series is deep, and just got deeper this past season with the emergence of young drivers LJ Grimm and Daniel Miller. Both drivers are considered contenders for the 2021 championship.
Other veteran drivers returning in 2021 considered contenders for the championship include: Sport Allen, Troy DeCaire, Joey Aguilar, Mickey Kempgens, and Tommy Nichols, among others.

Local driver Scott Adema pulled off an impressive win the last time the series was in action at 417 Speedway on December 6. Adema charged from the back of the pack to claim his first-ever SSSS feature victory.

 

 

From The B To The Top 3

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Brenten Farrer began his 2021 Sprintcar season in fine style as he charged to a third placed finish in the Col Beasley Classic at the Timmis Speedway at Mildura, an event that doubled as the opening round of the Australian 360ci Sprintcar Allstars Series.

The night began with a solid qualifying effort that put the #34 Frijtek / Porkers Transport Maxim on the front row and after a great battle with Steven Caruso Brenten went on to secure the heat win. But after dropping his second heat, due to a malfunctioning bleeder valve, Farrer had to make his way into the main event via the Last Chance Qualifier. Brenten went on to win the B Main ahead of Jarman Dalitz to lock in his starting position for the 30 Lap A-Main.

As the green flag fell Farrer had a lot of work to do and at the end of lap 1, he was 15th in the 19-car field. But as the race progressed, he made his way through the field charging into the top 3 with six laps remaining, picking up the bonus money as the “Hard Charger” in the process.

Unfortunately, despite his strong A-Main finish his second heat result proved to be costly in the points chase as he finished the night in 20th position overall in the Allstars points.

“Congratulations to Rusty (Hickman) but I would have loved to be off the front with him. The car had great speed in it but that second heat cost us. My Team gave me a great car and they worked hard all night.

We will now try and follow up our strong run at Mildura by going to Simpson on Saturday night and go for the win. The Challenge has a good field of cars so I’m really looking forward to getting back to a track I usually run well at” commented Brenten following the Mildura event.

Brenten would like to thank the following corporate supporters for their involvement in the 2021 Sprintcar Season: Frijtek Industrial Refrigeration, Trutest Inspection Services, AyrossTools & Supplies, B.A.T Training and Assessments, MaxwillRace Engines, BF Car Carriersand Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

 

 

All Star Challenge countdown

The 11th running of the esteemed Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge is only 24 hours away and teams are taking the time to ensure their race cars are ready to roll and with a stellar field of entries the excitement builds. 36 cars have entered and the All Stars are ready to mix it with the best in Australia. Some drivers names probably unknown to the general public but series regulars – V99 Corey Sandow, NS8 Shaun Forrell, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, VA92 Dan Scott just to mention a few have the
opportunity to line up alongside heavy hitters – JMac, Robbie Farr, Ando, Molly, Peskta and strut their stuff on the race track. “What an opportunity for our teams that don’t normally get the chance to compete with these drivers. I just hope they make the most of it, take in the experience and learn from them. Normally we have a couple of Americans with us for this show and I will miss our flamboyant TK but due to Covid it wasn’t to be this year but still we have a top line field of Aussies and the positive side is the money is guaranteed to stay in Australia.” says a very excited Mandy Searle.

Series heavy hitters are all the there – V29 Michael Tancredi slotting in another engine during the week after damaging it last weekend at Mildura. V83 Chris Solomon, SA33 Mark Caruso, V34 Brenten Farrer, SA11
Scott Enderl, V7 Paul Solomon, VA9 Dan Evans, D7 Matthew Reed is making his return. V40 Rusty Hickman was fast for his first night back to the Series taking out the Col Beasley Classic last weekend. Local hero and All Star Legend “Farmer” Phil Lock, V60 Jordyn Charge all capable of picking up their first All Star Challenge win.

The depth of the field doesn’t stop there – add to the list current 360 Australian Sprintcar Champion and current SRA Eureka Garages & Sheds Champ Brett Milburn. Milburn joined forces for 360 competition with Phil Seymour a couple of seasons back and the team have had great success together. This will also be the first time the #A1 gets to be displayed on the tail tank. Simpson track favourite V70 John Vogels has also swapped his 410 for a 360 ensuring he doesn’t miss the show. Vogels was a past winner of the All Star Challenge and is one of only two drivers to have competed in the event since it started 11 seasons back.
V73 Charles Hunter another 410 regular but swapping to a 360 for the season. TVG – just to name another. This list goes on as drivers throw their hat in the ring to be part of the richest 360 show in the country.

Tomorrow night Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway. Racing from 6.30

 

 

It’ll Be Full Throttle During Qualifying at the Fifty for 50!

Qualifying during both nights of the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend were always going to be important, but now thanks to Full Throttle Publishing there is 500 more reason per night to put down a fast lap!

Sydney based photographer Tony Loxley has seen fit to throw some much-appreciated support behind the Fifty for 50 Weekend, with $500.00 being awarded each night to the driver who turns the best lap out of the five qualifying groups!

With Quick Time in each group, being inverted to a starting position of four in their heat races, the opportunity to advance to the dash component of the program each night will see drivers lay it all on the line, with plenty to race for each time they hit the track.

With the support of Full Throttle Publishing during Qualifying and R & M Security affording $2,500.00 to the Best Presented Car and Crew, the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend is now carrying more than $100,000.00 in prizemoney and contingency awards, that the near 60 car strong field will battle it out for.

About Full Throttle Publishing:

Full Throttle Publishing take pride in producing each and every one of our motorsport books. Even the way our page numbers are presented, sets our unique titles ahead of the market place. Our stunning speedway and road racing motorsport books include Speedway Action, Caged Heat - The Wild World of Sprintcar Racing, Tasman Cup, F5000 Thunder, Ghosts in the Bull Pens and Speedway By the Freeway.

For book orders and more information please see www.fullthrottlepublishing.com.au

 

 

Nominations Grow, Tickets Available & R&M Security Best Presented Car Locked In

The potential for the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend entry list to crack the 60-car mark is very real with a more entries having been confirmed in recent days as ticket sales for the event continue in an equally as steady manner.

With just under $100,000.00 in prizemoney on offer over the two nights of competition, the capped 3,000 strong audience is set for a treat as some of the sport’s biggest names converge on Sungold Stadium for the two nights of competition.

Current Australian Champion Jamie Veal along with the past three Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champions in James McFadden, Robbie Farr and Corey McCullagh will be joined by the likes of Grant Anderson, Brad Keller, Ryan Jones, Jye O’Keeffe, David Murcott, Darren Mollenoyux, Lachie McHugh, Jock Goodyer, Daniel Pestka will join a host of Victorian Stars such as John Vogels, Brett Milburn, Jordyn Charge and Cameron Waters of V8 Super Cars fame who will make his Sungold Stadium, Sprintcar debut as a part of the event.

Adding even more prestige to the event is R & M Security who will replicate their involvement in the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic by awarding $2,500 to the Best Presented Car and Crew at the Fifty for 50 weekend!

This prize alone is set to ensure that the teams present themselves immaculately for both nights of competition.

With more news to come in the coming days with regards to an exciting pair of Quick Time Awards the count down is on until next Friday, January 22 when night one of the South West Conveyancing Fifty for 50 weekend, which forms an integral part of the Speedway Australia Super Series gets underway!

Have you got your tickets yet ? Don’t miss out, log onto www.premierspeedway.com.au to claim yours!

Sprintcar Entrants:

Jamie Veal A1
Domain Ramsay V2
Ben Morris SA3
Darren Mollenoyux V3
Lisa Walker S4
Cameron Waters V6
Lachie McHugh NQ7
Bobby Daly V8
Scott Enderl S11
Phil Micallef VA11
Kristy Ellis V12
Brock Hallett S13
Joel Heinrich S16
Dennis Jones V17
James McFadden W17
Brad Keller S19
Glen Sutherland S20
Brayden Cooley V20
Ben Micallef V21
Jock Goodyer T22
Leigh Mugavin VA22
Jye O'Keeffe NT25
Daniel Pestka S27
Ross Jarred V27
Andrew Hughes V28
Stephen Spark V32
Eddie Lumbar N36
Terry Kelly S37
Grant Anderson V37
Darryl Atkinson VA37
Lachlan McDonough S38
Chris McInerney N40
Daniel Puddy S43
Tim Van Ginneken V44
Adam King V48
Robert Nicholas VA51
Matt Egel S52
Troy Hose V57
Jordyn Charge V60
Tate Frsot T62
Ryan Jones S63
Brett Milburn V68
John Vogels V70
Jake Smith V72
Mitch Smith V75
David Donegan VA75
Brayden Parr V77
Austin McDonald S85
Robbie Farr V88
Grant Stansfield VA88
Corey McCullagh V90
Travis Millar V93
David Murcott S97
Peter Doukas V98

 

 

ICYMI - Superstar Racing Experience Coming to Knoxville Raceway

Knoxville Raceway will host race No. 2 of the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) season on Saturday, June 19.

The series features drivers Helio Castroneves, Bill Elliott, Ernie Frances Jr.,Tony Kanaan, Bobby Labonte, Willy T Ribbs, Tony Stewart, Paul Tracy and Mark Webber. The six-race series will compete at short tracks across the country and will air live on CBS.

Knoxville Championship Series 410 sprint cars will also compete on Saturday, June 19. Knoxville Championship Series 360s and the Pace Performance Pro Sprints will race on Friday, June 18.

Tickets for the Saturday, June 19 SRX and winged 410 event will go on sale Monday, February 1. Tickets will be available online or by calling the ticket office 641-842-5431.

Adult general admission tickets are $30, teens are $20 and children 12 and under are free. Reserved seats are $35 for adults, $25 for teens and $10 for children 12 and under. Camping is also available and must be reserved by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Mark Your Calendars - Monday, February 1

Circle Monday, February 1 on your calendar! The following tickets go on sale:

NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's 3-day ticket packages (Thursday, August 12, Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14)

NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's 2-day ticket packages (Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14)

SRX plus Knoxville Championship Series 410s (Saturday, June 19)

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Camping Renewals Due January 29

Camping renewals for the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's are due on Friday, January 29.

This is for the NORTH CAMPGROUND only.

If you did not roll over your camping site from 2020 or have not yet renewed your site for 2021, call the ticket office at 641-842-5431 by Friday, January 29. Just Seven Laps Remain to Sponsor!

We have just seven laps remaining to sponsor in the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's!

Each lap is $1,000 to sponsor and all $1,000 goes to the driver that leads the lap. Sponsors are included in a billboard at the track and in a Nationals program ad. Each sponsor will also be featured individually on our social media accounts in the days leading into the event.

If interested in sponsoring a lap, contact Kendra Jacobs at KendraJ@KnoxvilleRaceway.com. Special Events Added to 2021 Season Schedule

Special events have been added to the 2021 Knoxville Raceway Championship Series schedule.

$1 Busch Light Can Nights - May 1, July 3, August 28

Knoxville Raceway Jr. Fan Club presented by Josh Hegwood Parties - May 15, July 3, July 31, August 28

Future Stars Night - May 15

Casey's Kids Candy Dash - June 5

 

 

Brady Bacon Named North American Non Wing Sprint Car Poll Awards “Driver of the Year” for 2020!

Knoxville, IA, January 13, 2021 – Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma today was named the 2020 “Driver of the Year” by the North American Non Wing Sprint Car Poll Awards voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the second time (2016). The 2020 USAC National Sprint Car champion counted the series’ first two events of the season at Bubba Raceway Park, the Bill Gardner Spectacular and the Gary Ricketts Memorial at Lincoln Park Speedway, and the prestigious Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway amongst his conquests. Bacon earned nine of the eleven first-place ballots cast in the year-end poll. 2018 “Driver of the Year” Tyler Courtney received one first-place ballot, as did Justin Grant.

Those drivers ranked second through fifth, respectively, are four-time USAC National Sprint Car feature winner Justin Grant, Terre Haute “Tony Hulman Classic” winner Chris Windom, Indiana Sprintweek champion Chase Stockon and three-time USAC National Sprint Car feature winner Kyle Cummins. Rounding out the ‘top ten’ drivers are CJ Leary, Tyler Courtney, Kevin Thomas Jr., Dave Darland and AJ Hopkins.

The Dynamics, Inc./Hoffman Racing #69 team with Brady Bacon at the wheel, earned the 2020 Non Wing Pole Awards “Team of the Year” for the third time (2008, 2016).

Max Adams was bestowed the “Wild Card Award” for his exciting non wing sprint car performances in 2020, while Rossville, Indiana’s Cole Bodine will receive the 2020 non wing sprint car “Rookie of the Year” Pole Award.

Richie Murray of USAC will receive the North American Non Wing Sprint Car Poll Awards “Media Member of the Year” honors for the second year in a row. Another recipient for the second year running will be Joe Spiker of Lincoln Park Speedway and Paragon Speedway, who will again receive the “Promoter of the Year” PoleAward.

John Godfrey of Spike Chassis will receive the “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year” honors for the fifth time (2011, 2014, 2016, 2019).

The North American Non Wing Sprint Car Poll Awards are an annual program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc., of Knoxville, Iowa. Pole Awards will be distributed in 2021 at tracks and other locations throughout North America. The awards are annually announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Wednesday, but due to the covid pandemic are being released each afternoon during Chili Bowl week.

2020 Non Wing Sprint Car Poll Awards Top 20

Position. Name, Hometown, Points (First Place Votes)

1. Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK, 960 (9)

2. Justin Grant, Ione, CA, 550 (1)

3. Chris Windom, Canton, IL, 540

4. Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, IN, 310

5. Kyle Cummins, Princeton, IN, 233

6. CJ Leary, Greenfield, IN, 228

7. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN, 225 (1)

8. Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL, 146

9. Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN, 91

10. AJ Hopkins, Brownsburg, IN, 63

11. Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA, 60

(tie) Shane Cottle, Kansas, IL, 60

13. Steven Drevicki, Reading, PA, 52

14. Riley Kriesel, Warsaw, MO, 50

15. Carson Short, Marion, IL, 45

16. Damion Gardner, Concord, CA, 43

(tie) Thomas Meseraull, San Jose, CA, 43

18. Jake Swanson, Hollister, CA, 41

19. Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS, 39

20. Max Adams, Loomis, CA, 34

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!

 

 

Smiley's LARGEST ANNUAL EVENT - Pre-Season Sale & Swap Meet Same Day!

1/12/2021

Smiley’s Racing Products combined our Pre-Season Sale and Annual Swap Meet for ONE SUPER SATURDAY! It’s Our Biggest Annual Event!! We are offering “deep discounts” to help our customers “gear up” for the 2021 racing season. Almost Everything is on Sale!

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Annual Swap Meet

The Smiley's Racing Products Annual Swap Meet is scheduled for Saturday, January 30th, 2021 in our Mesquite, TX Store Parking Area. Gates will open at 7:00 am and close at 2:00 pm. Swap Space is available for $40.00 each on a first come, first serve basis.

From parts and pieces to complete race cars, it’s a great time for race teams to clear out inventory no longer needed and to pick up those needed parts. This annual event draws a big crowd, so plan to get here early to shop, swap, or sell and get the best deals!

FREE Lunch!

Saturday, January 30th a FREE Lunch will be provided. We will have hot dogs outside and tacos inside!

HOOSIER TIRE SOUTHWEST Deal of the Year!

• 10% OFF all Hoosier Tires (In Stores Only)

• FREE Shipping on ALL Hoosier Tires (Web Orders Only)

• $15 Oversized Fee on extra-large Drag Slicks and Sprint Rears

Offer is valid on Ground shipping to Continental U.S. Only. All Drag, Road Racing, Pro Street, ATV/Kart and Motocross tires can be shipped to any state in the Continental U.S. Hoosier Tire Distributor policy only allows us to ship Oval Track Dirt and Oval Track Asphalt tires to states in our Region – TX, OK, LA, AR, or NM.

Mark Your Calendars!

5 Day Only Website Sale

Thursday, January 28, 2021 thru

Monday, February 1, 2021

www.smileysracing.com

1-866-959-7223

3 Day Only Mesquite, TX Store Sale

Thursday, January 28, 2021 … 9am - 6pm

Friday, January 29, 2021 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, January 30, 2021 … 9am - 2pm

103 Gross Road

Mesquite, TX 75149

(972) 289-7223

SALE EVENT Highlights – Mesquite, TX Store ONLY

• 30% OFF all SRP Fittings and 20% OFF most SRP Products

• Up to 25% OFF Everything Else

• FREE Shipping PLUS FREE Gift Cards on web orders of Helmets, Suits, and Shoes from Alpinestars, Bell, K1 Race Gear, Roux, and Simpson

• GET FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99 PLUS the Sale Discounts

• FREE SHIPPING exclusions may apply to oversized items, but are not limited to, tires, jacks, seats, fuel jugs, bumpers, rear ends, transmissions, batteries, fuel cells, leaf springs, large Pit Pal items, top wings and trees, nerfs, and hoods

10% OFF SALE at All Other Smiley’s Store Locations

Friday, February 5, 2021 … 9am - 4pm

Saturday, February 5, 2021 … 9am - 2pm

• 10% OFF Almost Everything – 2 DAYS ONLY

Ft. Worth, TX Store Location

700 West Kennedale Parkway

Kennedale, TX 76060

(817) 572-7467

Houston, TX Store Location

1622 Sawdust Road

Woodlands, TX 77380

(281) 362-7872

Oklahoma City, OK Store Location

3208 SW 59, Suite A

Oklahoma City, OK 73119

(405) 686-7112

Sherman, TX Store Location

19053 US Highway 82 West

Sherman, TX 75092

(903) 891-8300

Let’s Stay Safe

Safety first! Let’s follow safety guidelines … wear our masks and social distance. We look forward to seeing you soon – and if you can’t make it in person, click www.SmileysRacing.com to grab some great deals on all of the hardcore parts you need for the 2021 racing season, it’s just around the corner!

 

 

The competition gets tougher - Molly & Peskta have joined in

In what was already a “who’s who” of sprintcar names local Warrnambool star Darren Mollenoyux and South Aussie Daniel Pestka have also secured 360 engines for this coming weekend. Dickson Motorsport are regular supporters of the All Star Challenge normally fielding an American for the show. This season they have joined forces with Molly to pilot the Distinct ICT, Brighton Volkswagen #V3 Cool. The season got off to a great start for them with Molly putting it on the podium for night 1 at Premier Speedway. Molly is almost of Simpson local and his knowledge of the Bungador bullring might pay to his advantage.

Daniel Peskta has teamed up with Jamie and James Stark to drive the Lobster Logistics, Starkys Fiberglass Repairs SA27 hotrod this season where they took out the A Main win at the recently reopened Bordertown’s Tolmer Speedway. The team have been competing for 15 years and Pestka gave them their first A Main Victory. This alone shows the talent of the guy. Pestka has run with the All Stars several times even locking in the prestigious 2018
Tyson Perez Memorial.

Both drivers hot with recent podium victories and this may be the night for more.

 

 

Kingshott Podiums Again

Despite a mixed run throughout the WA Speedweek Series, Dayne Kingshott was still able to produce his season-best performance for the Krikke Motorsport team over the weekend at the Perth Motorplex with the duo’s second podium finish of their 2020-21 season campaign.

Contesting last weekend’s final WA Speedweek Series round, which included a double dose of feature races – due to last Wednesday night’s postponement of the penultimate round, Kingshott drove to a solid second-place finish in the makeup 30-lap feature race, where he charged from the third row in the field to finish behind winner in American Brock Zearfoss.

With the Krikke Motorsport team’s confidence high off the back of the makeup feature race result, unfortunately, lady luck wasn’t on their side during the second 30-lap feature race, which saw Kingshott involved in an incident on the second lap that led to him failing to finish.

Although disappointed to not finish the Krikke Motorsport team’s WA Speedweek Series campaign with yet another podium finish, Kingshott was pleased with the night’s performance.

“The weekend’s run was without a doubt our best of the season, so it’s really encouraging for the entire Krikke Motorsport team and I,” expressed the pilot of the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing supported Maxim.

“In the opening feature race of the night, we got off to a good start with the team putting a great car under me, which gave us our best performances of the season.”

Kingshott and the team endured a challenging run throughout the WA Speedweek Series, which resulted in them finishing seventh in the final point standings, and it saw him lose the overall SEG Series point standings lead by a mere six points, which is the equivalent ofthree spots in a feature race.

“Between the leader and I in the current SEG Series standings, there is only six points difference, so it’s going to be a very interesting finish in the final five rounds,” Kingshott commented.

“There’s a lot of confidence within our team off the back of the weekend’s run, and we are looking forward to continuing to grow as a team throughout the remainder of the season, as we attempt to claim some more podium results and try to also reclaim the SEG Series lead.”

The next outing for Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team will be the latest SEG Series round at the Perth Motorplex on the Saturday night of January 30.

Latest SEG Series Point Standings: 1 Callum Williamson - 1508 points 2 Kaiden Manders - 1504 3 Dayne Kingshott - 1502 4 Kris Coyle - 1490 5 James Inglis - 1460

Final WA Speedweek Series Point Standings: 1 Brock Zearfoss (USA) - 886 2 Robbie Farr (NSW) - 848 3 Callum Williamson - 826 4 Kris Coyle - 818 5 Kaiden Manders - 804 *7 Dayne Kingshott - 786

The Krikke Motorsport team is proudly supported in the 2020-21 season by:

Transport Equipment Hire Pumpa Manufacturing Mobil 1 Maxwill Racing Engines PWR Performance Products Redline Media RPM Race Products Performance Racegear P1 Advanced Racewear Resolve Automotive Spraypainters Bunbury Toyota Blackbeard Designs JP Signs

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

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

 

 

Farr and Anderson throw their names into the ring

Fresh off the news that JMac is competing at the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge two other heavy hitters have also nominated for the show. Robbie Farr will be driving for Victory Lane Racegear’s Drysdale Chaff Mills, Ramsdale Wreckers, Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers J&J V88. Farr has been signed to run Avalon, Mt Gambier and Premier the following weekend so car owner Mat Eastham decided to include the All Star Challenge. Eastham is a regular supporter of the All Stars so it certainly isn’t unusual to see him at the Challenge.

Grant Anderson has teamed up with Brad Foster for the night running the B&B Retaining Walls, Ostrich Racing Engines J&J V11. Foster was the 2012/13 Series Champion running with the All Stars since its conception but has sat out of the seat to concentrate on work and family over the past couple of seasons. Foster has been working with Anderson for a while now to make things happen but up until now things just did line up. Fortunately for the Series they have now managed to make it happen.

“What can I say – WOW, it is fantastic. The show just keeps getting bigger and bigger.” Searle said

 

 

Lake Ozark Speedway 2021 Season Launch
Eldon, MO. (1/11/2021) Bookended by headlining open-wheel events, Lake Ozark Speedway is proud to release the 2021 season schedule with competitive weekend racing dates ranging from early-April until mid-October.

Set for action in 2021 in Lake Ozark Speedway’s weekly racing classes competing in thirteen race-nights, will be the United States Racing Association B-Modifieds, the Lake Ozark Speedway Pure Stocks, and the newly formed POWRi Super Stocks. The exciting Midwest Mods will make their debut at Lake Ozark Speedway with three appearances in the 2021 racing season. The recently re-titled POWRi Super Sprints, formally the POWRi RaceSaver 305 Sprints, will be in action at Lake Ozark Speedway in twelve edge-of-the-seat events in 2021, highlighted by the ‘POWRi Super Sprint Nationals’ on Saturday, July 3rd capped off by a huge fireworks display. Lake Ozark Speedway’s POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint class will return in 2021, operating on a similar alternating racing schedule to the Super Sprints, will compete in eight stand-alone events and a total of fifteen appearances including seven ASCS National and Regional event dates throughout the year.

Highlighted by major events in 2021, Lake Ozark Speedway will host a diverse range of traveling series throughout the season, bringing in the All-Star Circuit of Champions, the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues, Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour, Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association, POWRi Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing Sprint Car League, ASCS Sooner and Warrior Regions, United Late Model Association and the POWRi Lucas Oil Midwest Lightning Sprints.

Opening the season in a major way with the ‘Lake Ozark Speedway Spring Nationals’ on Friday, April 2nd, and Saturday, April 3rd. Showcasing the top-tier sprint racers from both aspects of the wing or non-wing debate with the Third Annual Non-Wing Nationals featuring the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, as well as the ASCS Sooner Region taking on the ASCS Warrior Region in an ASCS Regional border battle with the POWRi Ozark 360 Sprints.

The Lake Ozark Speedway “Chase for the Championship” starts off rocking on Saturday, May 8th for the POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, POWRi Super Sprint, USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, and Pure Stock classes.

Excitement is in the air for July 23-24 as the Ollie’s Bargain Barn All-Star Circuit of Champions rolls into “The Lake” for side-by-side 410-winged sprinting action. Both nights the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints will run as a support class with the POWRi Super Sprints also sharing the spotlight on Friday’s program and the POWRi Lucas Oil Midwest Lightning Sprints additionally running on Saturday.
The cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association will make their only appearance at Lake Ozark Speedway for a huge two-day show on August 13 & 14 for the Bash at the Beach supported on Friday night with the POWRi Super Stocks and on Saturday night with the USRA B-Mods and Midwest Mods.

Continuing with the trend of outstanding events, Lake Ozark Speedway will host the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour for a pair of speedy holiday weekends; first with the Lake Ozark Speedway Memorial Nationals on May 29-30, then again on September 4-5 for the Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals.

The last weekend in September is set aside for the fender to fender and door to door excitement of the POWRi Super Stock Nationals, as Super Stocks from all over the region are expected to Battle at the Beach on September 24th and 25th.
Ending the Championship Racing Season on a high note at Lake Ozark Speedway with the “Chase for the Championship” for the POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, POWRi Super Sprint, USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, and Pure Stock classes at the Lake Ozark Speedway Season Championship on Saturday, October 9th.

An exciting new addition to the Lake Ozark Speedway facility in 2021 will be our Luxury Suites standing above the grandstands off of turn 4. This along with the available 5,000 grandstand seats, additions to our sound system that reaches the front stretch, backstretch, and pit area, TV-quality MUSCO lighting on the 1/3rd mile banked clay oval, remodeled full concession area, full LOS Bar area, large and clean restrooms in 3 locations throughout the facility, children’s playground, handicap parking and seating, motorcycle parking, closed-circuit TV in several areas of the facility along with electronic timing and scoring boasting a 20 position scoreboard.

The World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars are currently being finalized as well, with officials from WoO, LOS, and JJR working to finalize the Jason Johnson Memorial and other racing opportunities in 2021.

Lake Ozark Speedway Tentative 2021 Season Schedule:
Thursday, April 1 | Test & Tune | All Classes
Friday, April 2 | Lake Ozark Speedway Spring Nationals |
ASCS Sooner/ASCS Warrior/POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint & POWRi WAR
Saturday, April 3 | Lake Ozark Speedway Spring Nationals |
ASCS Sooner/ASCS Warrior/POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint & POWRi WAR
Saturday, April 10 | Off Week
Saturday, April 17 | Off Week
Saturday, April 24 | Test & Tune | All Classes
Saturday, May 1 | Test & Tune | All Classes
Saturday, May 8 | Lake Ozark Speedway Season Opener |
POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, POWRi Super Sprint, POWRi Super Stock,
USRA B-Mod, & Pure Stock
Saturday, May 15 | POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprint,
POWRi Super Stock, USRA B-Mod, & Pure Stock
Saturday, May 22 | POWRi Super Sprint, USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Friday, May 28 | Lake Ozark Speedway Memorial Nationals | Testing (All Classes)
Saturday, May 29 | Lake Ozark Speedway Memorial Nationals |
POWRi National Midget & ASCS National/POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint
Sunday, May 30 | Lake Ozark Speedway Memorial Nationals |
POWRi National Midget & ASCS National/POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint
Saturday, June 5 | POWRi Super Sprint, ULMA Late Model, USRA B-Mod,
POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Saturday, June 12 | POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, USRA B-Mod,
POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Saturday, June 19 | POWRi Super Sprint, POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprint,
USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Saturday, June 26 | POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, ULMA Late Model, USRA B-Mod,
POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Friday, July 2 | POWRi Super Sprint Nationals | Testing (All Classes)
Saturday, July 3 | POWRi Super Sprint Nationals | Fireworks Special |
POWRi Super Sprint, POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprint
Saturday, July 10 | POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Saturday, July 17 | Off Week
Friday, July 23 | All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints,
POWRi WAR, & POWRi Super Sprint
Saturday, July 24 | All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints,
POWRi WAR, & POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprint
Saturday, July 31 | POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Saturday, August 7 | POWRi Super Sprint, USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Friday, August 13 | Lucas Oil MLRA, ULMA Late Model, & POWRi Super Stock
Saturday, August 14 | Lucas Oil MLRA, USRA B-Mod, Midwest Mod
Saturday, August 21 | POWRi WAR, POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, USRA B-Mod,
POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Saturday, August 28 | POWRi Super Sprint, POWRi Midwest Lightning Sprint,
USRA B-Mod, POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Friday, September 3 | Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals | Testing (All Classes)
Saturday, September 4 | Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals |
POWRi National Midget & ASCS National/POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint
Sunday, September 5 | Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals |
POWRi National Midget & ASCS National/POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint
Saturday, September 11 | Off Week
Saturday, September 18 | Off Week
Friday, September 24 | POWRi Super Stock Nationals| POWRi Super Stock & Midwest Mod
Saturday, September 25 | POWRi Super Stock Nationals| POWRi Super Stock & Midwest Mod
Saturday, October 2 | Lake Ozark Speedway Fall Nationals |
ASCS Warrior Region/POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint & POWRi Super Sprints
Saturday, October 9 | Championship Night |
POWRi Ozark 360 Sprint, POWRi Super Sprint, USRA B-Mod,
POWRi Super Stock, & Pure Stock
Saturday, October 23 | World of Outlaws Sprint & POWRi Super Sprint

Schedule subject to alterations with even more events currently being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed, times and prices for each event available online. Full speedway details can be found online at www.lakeozarkspeedway.net. For more information on Lake Ozark Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.lakeozarkspeedway.net or @LakeOzarkSpeedway on all social media platforms.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss doubles-up at Perth, scores Western Australia Speedweek title

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PERTH, Australia (January 10, 2021) – The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss capped his first-ever trip Down Under with a perfect score, winning back-to-back main events in a double feature program at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on Saturday, January 9. The wins, bumping his Australian total to three including a prior triumph at Ellenbrook on January 2, also solidified a Western Australia Speedweek title for Zearfoss, as well as for car owner, Sean Carren. The win at Ellenbrook was a first for the United States.

In addition to three victories, Zearfoss, who scored $5,000 and $10,000, respectively, for his Perth wins, as well as an additional $7,500 for the Speedweek championship, finished no worse than third during the six features contested during Western Australia Speedweek, opening his campaign with a third-place run at Perth on December 26, followed by a pair of runner-up performances at Perth on December 28 and Bunbury on January 1.

With a title comes prestige, as Zearfoss’ name will be added to a competitive list of prior Western Australia Speedweek champions that includes Donny Schatz, Kenny Jacobs, Jack Hewitt, and Jac Haudenschild.

“I can’t say enough about Sean Carren and the entire Goldstar Transport team. Not only were we able to communicate and show speed right out of the gate, but they treated me like one of their own and gave me an incredible experience. Sean presented me with an opportunity of a lifetime and I couldn’t be more thankful for him taking a chance on me,” Zearfoss said, who drove the Sean Carren-owned, Goldstar Transport, GKR Transport, AAA Metal Recycling, Valvoline, No. 95W sprint car during his Australian campaign. “I want to also thank Geoff Kendrick and Lynton Jeffrey for their help in bringing this deal together. My goal was to make the most of this trip and represent the United States at the highest level. To bring that goal to life is pretty surreal.”

Despite the level of success attained, Zearfoss will have little time to celebrate, as the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native is set to begin his 2021 campaign on American soil with a stop at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, on Saturday, January 30. The Winter Freeze program featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions will award a $10,000 top prize.

Following their Georgia visit, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue the new year with a trek to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, where the team will commence their rookie season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Before kicking things off with the Greatest Show On Dirt, Zearfoss will join the All Stars at Volusia on Wednesday and Thursday, February 3-4; the Outlaws will begin their season the following three evenings on February 5-7.

“The trip to Australia was a perfect momentum kick for our Outlaw season,” Zearfoss continued. “I can’t wait to get started.”

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, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 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: 2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics: Wins: 3 Top-5s: 6 Top-10s: 6 *2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics: Wins: N/A Top-5s: N/A Top-10s: N/A

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship.

 

 

Monte Motorsport slot in a 360

Yes you did hear it first directly from Monte Motorsport Team that their first race on the east coast will be the Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway All Star Challenge. JMac is swapping his 410 for a 360 for possibly a one off occasion to run the prestigious event and try to pick up a cool $10K along the way.

Promoter Searle told us “We are absolutely rapt to have James come and have a run with us for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge this Saturday night. James is not normally a 360 racer but having said that he did win the 2019 360 Knoxville Nationals and that alone is an amazing achievement. Back in the day I always told James that I would love him to come and run with us and now it is finally happening. It’s our biggest show for the year and we are honoured to have the best drivers in the world run with us.”

This coming Saturday night Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway

 

 

The 2021 Monarch Motor Speedway schedule is now published for viewing!

** Click this direct link to our website where you can view, download and print (PDF) the schedule:

https://www.mmsdirt.com/schedule.html

This season we have TONS of SPECIAL EVENTS and several touring series that'll keep you entertained all year long!

2021 Monarch Motor Speedway Schedule - as of 1/8/21:

Date: Event/Divisions:

02/18/2021 USRA Southern Thaw! USRA Stock Cars/Limited-BMods/Factory Stocks/Tuners (Youth class off) (THURSDAY)

02/19/2021 USRA Southern Thaw! USRA Stock Cars/Limited-BMods/Factory Stocks/Tuners (Youth class off) (FRIDAY)

03/07/2021 Open Practice for All Dirt Track Racing divisions (more details will be posted) (SUNDAY)

03/13/2021 Touring Outlaw Modified Series/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods. Points Opener! (SATURDAY)

03/19/2021 POWRi Lucas Oil Midgets National Tour! Tuners/Eco Mods/Limited-BMods (FRIDAY)

03/20/2021 POWRi Lucas Oil Midgets National Tour! Tuners/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

03/26/2021 Texas Sprint Series for RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Cars/Tuners/Eco Mod/Factory Stock/Limited-BMods (FRIDAY)

04/03/2021 Easter Eggstravaganza! Elite NonWing Sprints/Tuners/EcoMods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

04/09/2021 Sooner Sprint Series/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stock/Limited-BMods (FRIDAY)

04/17/2021 Sooner Late Models/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stock/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

04/23/2021 Outlaw Modifieds/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (FRIDAY)

4/30/2021 Outlaw Modifieds/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stock/Limited-BMods (FRIDAY)

05/14/2021 Outlaw Modifieds/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (FRIDAY)

05/22/2021 Panhandle 25 Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series Nat’ls/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (SAT)

05/28-30/2021 OFF for Memorial Day Weekend (no racing)

06/04/2021 Round 1 Sunoco Summer Series! TRAIN RACE! Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stock/Limited-BMods (FRIDAY)

06/11/2021 Sooner Sprint Series/Tuners/Eco Mods/FS/Limited-BMods. Round 2 Sunoco Summer Series (FRIDAY)

06/18/2021 Sooner Late Models/Tuners/Eco Mods/FS/LTD-BMods. Round 3 Sunoco Summer Series (FRIDAY)

06/26/2021 Texas Sprint Series/Tuners/Eco Mods/FS/LTD-BMods. Sunoco Summer Series Finale! (SATURDAY)

07/03/2021 Fireworks Spectacular! $1,000/win Demo Derby! Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

07/04-08/27 SUMMER BREAK (no oval track racing)

08/13-14 MONSTERS AT MONARCH (Monster Trucks – Plus Much More! Stay tuned for details!) (FRI. & SAT.)

08/28/2021 Sooner Sprint Series/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stock/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

09/04/2021 Tuner SSC Rabid Rundown! Plus Eco Mods/Factory Stock/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

09/18/2021 Red River Shootout! Sooner Limiteds-BMods TX vs. OK! Plus Outlaw Mods/Tuners/Eco Mods/FS (SATURDAY)

10/02/2021 Falls Town Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series Showdown/Tuners/Factory Stocks/Eco Mod/Limited-BMods (SAT)

10/16/2021 Elite NonWing Sprints/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

10/30/2021 TRICK-R-TREAT Texas Sprint Series Finale/Tuners/Eco Mods/Factory Stocks/Limited-BMods (SATURDAY)

Schedule subject to change at promoters discretion. Check track Facebook and website prior to traveling on race day for the latest updates.

We look forward to seeing you all at Monarch Motor Speedway in 2021 and we're excited to bring this LOADED schedule jammed with special events to racing fans and teams in the region!

 

 

Special Stickers and GoFundMe Account Set Up to Help Family of Bryan Gapinski

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 8, 2021) - Bryan Gapinski left an indelible legacy within the racing community.

Gapinski passed away at 56-years-old in October 2020 following a fight with cancer and now some of his friends have stepped up to not only honor Gapinski, but to help his family.

Dick Kaiser, a driver who knew Gapinski for a long time, has created unique stickers that pay homage to Gapinski. The stickers will be available starting next week at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., and during the 2021 racing season. Supporters are asked to donate what they can when receiving a sticker as the proceeds will go to the Gapinski Family.

"I raced midgets for a long time and Bryan has been a friend of mine," Kaiser said. "When Bryan was going through the battle with cancer I was one of the few to know. At the funeral we started thinking of how to help the family out. He has two young children and one has special needs with autism. Jenna, Bryan's wife, lost her father three weeks later and then she got broadsided in a car accident. I got together with Dan Boorse and some racing people because we need to help out."

In addition to the stickers a GoFundMe account has been established for the Gapinski Family. The link to learn more and donate is: https://gofund.me/b9ce239e.

Two-time Chili Bowl champion Dan Boorse, who was also great friends with Gapinski, has been working with Kaiser and others.

"I am donating $1,000 to kick off the GoFundMe and I challenge any other driver who has been a champion or is going after a national championship to match me or donate what you can," Boorse said. "Not only did I know (Bryan) so personally and was the best man at his wedding, he was such a special guy. Everyone he talked to, he made you feel special. He was an encyclopedia of the midget world of anything that went on. He knew racing from the East Coast to the West Coast. That's where the National Midget Driver of the Year came from. Every midget race that was run in the county, he had to find out where everybody finished and add up all the points. He took all the points and had a formula."

Gapinski was the leader of the annual National Midget Driver of the Year Award as well as an announcer and media personality. He worked closely with RacinBoys on the Chili Bowl Nationals broadcasts and the RacinBoys team recently debuted a new look for the announcer booth - now titled the Bryan Gapinski Announcers Booth.

"Bryan was a big part of our coverage on RacinBoys and he was a great friend," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said. "He is missed, but will always be a part of our team. We encourage everyone who can to help support the Gapinski Family."

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 .

 

 

Annual Col Beasley Classic

“Finally we are about to kick off season 14 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Timmis Speedway, Saturday night January 9th. I can’t wait to see all our old teams, meet our new teams and be back at Mildura; a star studded line up making it an exciting way to kick off our season with the Col Beasley Classic incorporating RD1. As everyone remembers Col was a well-loved bloke around Mildura and passionate sprintcar competitor. He ran with us back in the day and we are
really honoured to be able to hold this 4th tribute night in his honour. Unfortunately last season Col’s
race was washed out but the weather is looking good for this weekend. ” says Mandy Searle Series
Promoter.

A new initiative this season is the Flocon Mildura Moonshine Masters. This incorporates the 3 series races at Mildura and pays $2000 to the winner. “Seeing we aren’t travelling along the Murray River this season we needed to replace our King of the River miniseries and decided that as we have a few shows at Mildura we would put an added incentive for teams to travel for each round. The driver with the highest points overall for these 3 shows based on the A Main only will pick up a $2000 bonus.” Searle said.

Making his debut in 360’s is Supercars Tickford Racing pilot Cameron Waters. Waters is driving for Colin McQuinn’s Chief Racing team in a Maxim chassis recently acquired from the McFadden Family. The team had a shakedown at practice last Sunday. “I’m not underestimating the task ahead one bit and my first run in the car last Sunday was a real eye-opener, despite having had some previous Speedway experience,” said Waters. The team plan on contesting about 10 shows this season.

Current series champ V29 Michael Tancredi was one of the first to nominate returning to defend his championship. Defending Beasley Classic winner Daniel Evans will be driving for Paul McClure in the VA9; Evans & McClure joined forces last season and are continuing the partnership this season. Solomon brothers Paul & Chris are both past Series champs and already have laps under their belts running 410 shows lately. Brenten Farrer is making a return to the series. Farrer’s V34 is another
past champ and has secured a 360 for the series. V40 Rusty Hickman is another hard charger running
with the series again this season. The name Hickman is synonymous with the series with both his
Mum, Sandie & Dad Darren competing back in the day. Darren was the inaugural series champ in
2007/08. Another pair of brothers is competing against each other with All Star regular Mark Caruso being joined by his Steven. Mark’s SA33 and Stevens SA10 cars look alike but driving styles are different and they don’t give each other an inch on the race track. V73 Charles Hunter is a new name to the series along with V76 Adam Cullinger and rookie racer D26 Todd Moule. Phil Lock, Brendan Guerin, Jarman Dalitz, Scott Enderl, Marcus Green, Dan Scott just to name a few are pumped to get back on track and return to racing.

With a field of 29 cars the excitement has been building to run on the newly revamped B&S Earthworks Timmis Speedway. The Timmis Club have spent the last few months working tirelessly laying a new race track, concrete pole line, irrigating the infield, working on Club Rooms & Kitchens and overall upgrading the venue. Congratulations must be given to all the doers and shakers that have made this happen.

 

 

New Zealand opportunity up for grabs to Kings of Thunder regulars in 2021

By Gary Thomas

Hanford, CA – January 7, 2021…An exciting prospect awaits Kings of Thunder Winged Sprint Car drivers this coming season, with a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete in New Zealand just announced.

Keller Auto Speedway Promoter Peter Murphy fashioned the idea and has a deal in place to have the high-point earner during a selected series of Kings of Thunder events receive a chance to pilot the Dalton’s No. 11 at Western Springs and Palmerston North.

The special trip in December to New Zealand will be dubbed as the Dalton’s Down Under “Kings of Thunder Lord of the Rings Tour.” The title plays off the fact that the Dalton’s race shop is located approximately five miles from the town where the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” films were made.

“I have several ideas in my head that I’d like to have a go and this was certainly near the top of that list,” stated Murphy. “It will be a nice incentive for the drivers that compete at my place in Hanford and Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. We know the Kings of Thunder 360s have a pair of races in November, but to have everything in place to make the trip to New Zealand in December, we wanted to determine our winner following the October 9th Tribute to Morrie Williams event.”

Not only will the high-point earner during the special series within a series receive that exciting opportunity, but there will also be a random draw for the drivers ranking second through 10th (those who compete at 100% of the races). The person selected will have the opportunity to visit New Zealand and take in the races during that same time.

Murphy spoke about the additional prize, which is sure to be another wonderful incentive for Kings of Thunder regulars. “We also wanted to have another driver receive the opportunity to visit New Zealand and take in all its beauty. The only stipulation for the secondary prize is that a driver is required to compete at all the eligible races to earn that chance. New Zealand is extremely near and dear to my heart, so I’m thrilled we’re able to put this together.”

As noted, the Dalton’s Down Under “Kings of Thunder Lord of the Rings Tour” will occur at Western Springs Speedway and Palmerston North in New Zealand during the month of December.

The Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars open the 2021 campaign on Saturday February 20th at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. The first event that will award points towards the Dalton’s Down Under Tour is scheduled for Friday March 26th at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

Races that will count towards the Dalton’s Down Under Tour are listed at the bottom of this release. Points will be earned in feature competition only during the selected events. There will be a total of six full point shows and three races that will award show up points. More info will follow.

The Keller Auto Speedway is a 3/8-mile clay oval and is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford, California. The physical address is 801 S. 10th Ave. Hanford, Ca 93230. More info can be found at www.kellerautospeedway.com or by visiting the track Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KingsSpeedwayOfficialSite

The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets at 620 South K Street Tulare, California 93274. For more info visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and be sure to like the track Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tularethunderbowlraceway ……

Dalton’s Down Under Tour Qualifying Races

Friday March 26th: Kings of Thunder 360s at Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway (Round 1)

Saturday April 10: Kings of Thunder 410s at Keller Auto Speedway (Show Up Points)

Friday May 14th: Sprint Car Challenge Tour/ KoT 360s at Keller Auto Speedway (Round 2)

Saturday May 15th: Kings of Thunder 360s at Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway (Round 3)

Thursday May 27th: Trophy Cup 27 Opening Night at Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway (Show Up Points)

Friday September 17th: Kings of Thunder 360s at Keller Auto Speedway (Round 4)

Friday September 24th: Kings of Thunder 410s at Keller Auto Speedway (Show Up Points)

Friday October 8th: Sprint Car Challenge Tour/ KoT 360s at Keller Auto Speedway (Round 5)

Saturday October 9th: Kings of Thunder 360s at Keller Auto Speedway (Final Round)

 

 

KENNY WALLACE DIRT RACING EXPERIENCE COMING TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY MARCH 18 AND 21

(Perris, CA, January 7, 2021) Southern California race fans who want to get a real feel of what it is like to drive a true race car on a legendary racetrack can do so when the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience returns to Perris Auto Speedway on March 18th and 21st.

The two sessions will allow fans to either drive a car on the famous half-mile clay oval by themselves or they can do a ride along with a race car driver. Cars available for fans to steer on the track at the Experience include a Legends Modified, Late Model, Big Block Modified, UMP Modified or a Sprint Car. A description of each of the cars is available at the following link. https://dirtracewithkenny.com/cars/

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Packages range from five to 50 laps. To make reservations or for more information, fans can call (401) 543-FAST or go to the Experience website https://dirtracewithkenny.com/.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway 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, Moose Racing, 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.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2021 EVENT SCHEDULE

March 6th "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 13th PASSCAR SERIES – Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 20th NOS ENERGY DRINK WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES, AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints

April 3rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II – Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

April 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 24th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS Senior Sprints

May 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III – Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

May 15th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 22nd "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

June 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

June 12th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 19th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

June 26th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

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

July 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 16th “SUMMER CAMPFEST” AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

July 17th “SUMMER CAMPFEST” AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

July 24th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

August 14th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 21st CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

August 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 4th “SUMMER CAMPFEST II” PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 5th “SUMMER CAMPFEST II” PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 11th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 18th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 25th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

October 16th PASSCAR SERIES – “FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

October 23rd AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and So Cal Sportsman Sprint Cars

October 30th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIIII - Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

November 3rd 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 4th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 5th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 6th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 13th PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

NOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE COVID 19 AND OTHER FACTORS.

 

 

Noceti Group looking for big things this year at Stockton Dirt Track, 99 Speedway, Drifting and more

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – January 8, 2021…With the calendar flipped to a new year Northern California based Noceti Group Inc. is eager to present a full slate of motorsports competition at the Stockton Dirt Track, Stockton 99 Speedway, Drifting and Little 99 this season.

The Stockton Dirt Track and 99 Speedway each held events this past weekend, with the Dirt Track set to get right back at it on Saturday January 16th featuring a program of Dirt Modifieds, Sports Mods, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, and a special Fan Race. The facility will see a full complement of Modified and Stock Car action this year, as a total of nine races will be headlined by Dirt Mods. To view rules for the new Fan Races, click http://stocktondirttrack.com/sdt_fan_race_rules_2021.pdf

A trio of visits by the King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Car Series and two appearances by the Sprint Car Challenge Tour will be seen, along with a pair of non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Car races. Special events returning to the lineup include the “Salute to LeRoy Van Conett,” the “Jimmy Sills Classic” and the 38th annual “Tribute to Gary Patterson.” For the first time the speedway will also honor the late Roy Lee Van Conett during the month of July.

Other highlights on the schedule will be the inaugural Enduro Lonestar 200 in April, the West Coast Summer Nationals Tractor Pulls in June and Monster Truck Madness in October. Noceti Group is working with Brad Dixon of Devils Bowl Speedway on the Lonestar Enduro, which will pay $5,000-to-win and pay down to the top-20 finishers.

“We kicked off the season last week at the Stockton Dirt Track and hopefully everyone was pleased with the racetrack after the changes in the off-season,” commented NGI President Tony Noceti. “We’re continuing to tweak the surface ever so slightly but are happy with the direction its headed. One of my goals at the end of the season was to improve things with our track because we want to give racers and fans the best show possible.”

Likewise, Stockton 99 Speedway also features a full schedule of events with the track coming back to life for its 72nd season on Saturday March 13th during the $5,000-to-win SPEARS Pro Late Model Series sanctioned “Asparagus Cup 125.” Rounding out the early season card will be the Legends of the Pacific. The event will showcase an Open Practice/ Test and Tune the night before.

The SPEARS Pro Late Model Series will contest a total of four events at the track this season, while the SPEARS Southwest Tour will headline a pair of programs on May 1st and August 14th. Returning champions and all the local favorites will be back in action this year with a healthy mix of the Stockton Late Models, Bombers, B4 Cylinders and more. A new series created this year includes the Junior B4’s, which showcases drivers ages 10-15. A mandatory Junior B4 orientation will occur at the track on April 11th.

Additional cornerstone events that dot the schedule include the “Ron Strmiska Firecracker 125” on July 4th, the annual “Night of Champions” featuring autographs and honoring drivers of the days gone by on August 7th, the “Fall Classic” on October 2nd and Championship Night on October 23rd. The annual “Rods, Ribs & Brew Car Show” also returns during Labor Day weekend on Saturday September 4th.

“A lot of work and effort went into creating this year’s schedule for the 72nd season of racing at Stockton 99 Speedway,” Noceti stated. “We’re excited to have four shows with the SPEARS Pro Late Model Series and a couple with the SPEARS Southwest Tour. We also look forward to the Junior B4’s and giving younger individuals a place to start out in an entry level division. All the big shows are back as well including the Night of Champions and the Ron Strmiska 125 on the Fourth of July.”

Noceti Group will also host several Drifting events as they attempt to continue getting people off the streets and into a contained environment with a safe operation. Drifting will be held at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds on February 21st, March 21st, May 16th, June 6th, July 18th, August 22nd, September 25th, October 24th and November 21st. Drifting will invade Stockton 99 Speedway on July 13th and October 31st. The Drift event on January 2nd at the fairgrounds brought out 109 entrants.

Along with that Noceti and his team are also working on a full schedule of Go Kart and Motorcycle racing at Little 99 Speedway, which is located at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. NGI is taking back operation of the venue and working on clean up, plus making repairs where needed in hopes for a bright year.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com

The Stockton 99 Speedway is a quarter-mile asphalt oval located at 4105 N. Wilson Way, just west of Highway 99. For more information on tickets and times, please visit the track website at www.stockton99.com
The Noceti Group is excited to announce that the 35th annual San Joaquin Asparagus Festival will return in 2022. More information will follow once the dates become available.

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The Stockton Dirt Track at San Joaquin County Fairgrounds Schedule

Saturday January 16: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sports Mods (B-Mods), Bombers, B4 Cylinders & Fan Race

Saturday February 27: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sports Mods (B-Mods), NorCal Dwarf Cars & Bombers, B4 Cylinders & Fan Race

Saturday and Sunday March 13/14: Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience 855-722-3347 for more information

Saturday March 20: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and NorCal Dwarf Cars (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)

Saturday March 27: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sports Mods (B-Mods), Tri-State Pro Stocks & Bombers

Saturday April 10: Enduro Lonestar 200 ($5,000-to-win)

Saturday April 24: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sport Modifieds (B-Mods), Super Late Models, Bombers & Fan Race

Saturday May 22: Winged 360 Sprint Cars ($3,000-to-win) & Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour (Jimmy Sills Classic)
Saturday June 12: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sport Modifieds (B-Mods), Super Late Models, Bombers & Fan Race

Friday June 18: TBA Concert

Saturday June 19: West Coast Summer Nationals Tractor Pulls

Saturday June 26: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sport Modifieds (B-Mods), Tri-State Pro Stock, Bombers & Fan Race

Saturday July 3: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour (Tribute to Roy Lee Van Conett)

Saturday August 21: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sport Modifieds (B-Mods), Tri-State Pro Stocks & Bombers

Saturday August 28: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and NorCal Dwarf Cars (Fastest 5 Days in Motorsports Round 4)

Saturday September 4: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mod’s), Sport Modifieds (B-Mod’s), Tri-State Pro Stocks, Bombers & Fan Race

Friday and Saturday October 1 and 2: Monster Truck Madness

Saturday October 16: Dirt Modifieds (A-Mods), Sport Modifieds (B-Mods), Super Late Models, Bombers & Fan Race

Friday November 5: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, NorCal Dwarf Cars & Tri-State Pro Stocks

Saturday November 6: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series plus Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards (38th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson)

Saturday and Sunday November 20/21: Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience - 855-722-3347 for more information

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Stockton 99 Speedway Schedule
Celebrating 72 seasons of motorsports

Friday, March 12th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, March 13th - ASPARAGUS CUP 125
SPEARS Pro Late Model Series also featuring the Legends of the Pacific
$5,000 to Win and $200 to Start Main
Saturday, March 13th - Tech, Heats* & Racing
(Rain date March 26th & 27th)

*Heat races will be determined by receipt of completed entry and payment, each submission will be time & date stamped.

Saturday, March 20th - TBA

Sunday, March 21st - 13th Annual Spring Swap Meet - Classic Car Parts, Antique Collectibles, Hot Rods & Race Car Parts!
$30 20’x20’ Swap Meet Space, $20 Car Corral Space, $20 Car Show Entry, $5 General Admission
Early Vendor Set Up Saturday March 20th from 3pm-6pm, Sunday Early Vendor Set Up 5am, Main Gates open 7am

Saturday & Sunday, March 27th & 28th - Rusty Wallace Racing Experience - 855-227-8789 for more info

Saturday, April 10th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Sunday, April 11th - Mandatory Jr. B4 Orientation (Ages 10-15)

Friday, April 16th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, April 17th - SEASON OPENER - Stockton Late Models, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups

Friday, April 30th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, May 1st - SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series, SPEARS Pro Late Model Series, Legends of the Pacific & B4 Cylinders

Friday, May 14th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, May 15th - Stockton Late Models, Kearney Bowl Super Modifieds, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups

Saturday, June 5th - Stockton Late Models, Kearney Bowl Super Modifieds, Bombers, B4 Cylinders & Jr. B4 Cylinders

Saturday, June 12th - Stockton Late Models, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups

Saturday, July 3rd - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Sunday, July 4th - RON STRMISKA FIRECRACKER 125 - Stockton Late Models, Bombers, B4 Cylinders & Jr. B4 Cylinders

Saturday, July 17th - Stockton Late Models, Kearney Bowl Super Modifieds, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups

Friday, August 6th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, August 7th - NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS - Stockton Late Models 100 laps, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups

Friday, August 13th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, August 14th - SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series, SPEARS Pro Late Model Series, Legends of the Pacific, B4 Cylinders & Jr. B4 Cylinders

Saturday & Sunday, August 21st & 22nd - Rusty Wallace Racing Experience - 855-227-8789 for more info

Saturday, September 4th – Annual Rods, Ribs & Brew Car Show, Donut Pit and Swap Meet
$30 20’x20’ Swap Meet Space, $20 Car Corral Space, $20 Car Show Entry
$10 General Admission Ages 13+, Kids 12 & Under FREE, FREE Parking
Early Vendor Set Up Friday September 3rd 3pm-6pm, Sunday Early Vendor Set Up 5am, Main Gates 8am-6pm

Saturday, September 11th - DOUBLE POINTS - Stockton Late Models, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups

Saturday, September 18th - Stockton Late Models, Kearney Bowl Super Modifieds, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups

Friday, October 1st - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, October 2nd - FALL CLASSIC featuring SPEARS Pro Late Model Series, Kearney Bowl Super Modifieds, Bombers, B4 Cylinders & Jr. B4 Cylinders

Friday, October 8th - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, October 9th - Stockton Late Models, Legends of the Pacific, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & NorCal Dwarf Cars

Friday, October 22nd - Open Practice, Test & Tune All Divisions 2pm-Dark $40 Pit Passes
Saturday, October 23rd - CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT - DOUBLE POINTS - Stockton Late Models 100 laps, Bombers, B4 Cylinders, Jr. B4 Cylinders & Mini Cups
Sunday, October 24th - Stockton 99 Awards Luncheon at the Stockton 99 Speedway VIP Sky Lounge

* Dates & Prices are subject to change without notice

 

 

Flud Captures Top Five During Tulsa Shootout to Extend Top-10 Streak at Event to Eight Consecutive Years

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 7, 2021) - Frank Flud advanced into the coveted A Main during three of the four classes he tackled last week when the River Spirit Expo Center featured the 36th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout.

His best run was a fourth-place showing in the winged 'a' class, a division in which Flud won a heat race and maneuvered from third to second in a qualifier to lock directly into the feature.

"That's the only class I haven't won a Driller in," he said. "That's the one I want to win the most. The track prep made it hard. Even though I ran fourth I didn't have the speed I needed."

Flud gained a pair of positions during the main event to finish fourth, marking the eighth straight year he has earned at least one result in the top six during the marquee micro sprint event.

"To be honest, it's hard to pull positives because I want to win and didn't get to show it," he said. "But I have a kid who I'm working with, Jace Park, who ran the stock non-wing division, and that was my most positive note. He made his first feature straight out of his qualifier and ran in the top five most of the race. I think he finished seventh. The kid might have 30 dirt races under his belt."

That division was the lone one of the four that Flud entered that didn't yield an A Main start after he was crashed while being in a great position in a qualifier. His run ended in the Last Chance Qualifier.

However, Flud posted results of 11th in the non-wing outlaw feature and 19th in the winged outlaw main event - the latter a DNF after maneuvering into the top five.

"In the outlaw winged feature I felt like I had the speed," he said. "I was set up for the end of the race. Halfway I started making moves, coming up through the field. My clutches in the engine went out so that ended our race early."

Flud will return to the River Spirit Expo Center next week in a midget during the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. He will make his debut with Hayward Motorsports on Tuesday during preliminary action prior to the event finale on Saturday.

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire

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

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"Me and Harley (Hollan) started Driven Midwest and have stuck with Jake Hagopian, trying to improve and build on previous years," Flud said. "There might have been six or eight D1 cars in Oklahoma when we started. Now I think we're almost 50 cars deep on our build list. That shows the hard work we've all put into making Driven Midwest a staple in the industry."

Flud would also like to thank Driven Performance, Harley Hollan Companies, Metric Cycles, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium, Mychron-Tom, Performance Electronics, LTD, Schoenfeld Headers, PureMax Racing Oil, Swindell Bleeders, TUHB, Impact RaceGear, Broken Arrow Powder Coating, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Select Coatings, Klint Pursley Trucking, Walker Performance Filtration, Hoss Media, Fast Four Media and Velocita for their continued support.

 

 

LANDON SIMON PARTNERS WITH RYAN HALL RACING TO FIELD FOUR CAR EFFORT AT 2021 CHILI BOWL NATIONALS

INDIANAPOLIS (January 8, 2021) -- Landon Simon has been hard at work for the past few months preparing four dirt midgets for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, which takes place January 11-16, 2021 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. One of the country’s largest and most popular motorsports events, the Chili Bowl Nationals celebrates its 35th annual running this year.

“I’ve known Ryan for a couple of years. Our relationship started out business and quickly became a friendship. I built Ryan the first RHR Midget for last year's Chili Bowl and it led to partnering up for some races throughout 2020,” said Simon.

Simon will pilot the black, white and yellow Express Car Wash of Texas, True North Collective Michigan 79S alongside team owner Ryan Hall in the 79, Keith Martin in the 79M and Kyle Simon in the 79K. Additional partners riding along with the RHR 79 team cars include The Hayloft, Lucas Oil, Dave and Busters Tulsa, B&K Windows, Keizer Wheels, and Simpson Race Products.

"No matter what the role, Ryan, Keith, Kyle, and I have been successful and have had a lot of fun racing together. I think this Chili Bowl team is a dream come true for everyone involved,” added Simon.

Team qualifying nights: Ryan Hall, 79- Monday, January 11 – Cummins, Inc. Qualifying Night Kyle Simon, 79K- Tuesday, January 12 – Warren CAT Qualifying Night plus the VIROC Landon Simon, 79S- Wednesday, January 13 – Circle City Raceway Qualifying Night Keith Martin, 79M- Thursday, January 14 – John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night

The event is shown live on FloRacing.com until coverage switches to MAVTV on Saturday night.

 

 

SPEED SPORT Announces New Show “LIVE From” To Air On MAVTV

“LIVE From” will showcase the stories and set the stage from biggest and best racing events from across the country. Quite simply, LIVE From is America’s Pre-Race Show! NOTE: Watch the premiere of “LIVE From the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl” at 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 16, followed by highlights from the Tulsa Shootout, and finally don’t miss the 35th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals LIVE on MAVTV!

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 7, 2021) — America’s motorsports authority, SPEED SPORT, in conjunction with MAVTV, announced today a new program entitled “LIVE From”…each episode showcasing a different major grassroots racing event from tracks throughout the country.

The season will kick off from the 35th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals at Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway. Twelve episodes are planned, covering a wide variety of motorsports genres and venues.

In recent years, SPEED SPORT has raised the bar with its coverage of major motorsports events such as the Chili Bowl, Florida Speedweeks, Indy, the Knoxville Nationals, the IMCA Super Nationals, the World Finals and more — with editorial coverage that surrounds the event and tells stories no one else is getting.

“LIVE From” is the natural evolution of that approach — combining the very best of the features, interviews and storylines gathered by its award-winning editorial team, delivered in a lively one-hour LIVE stage show hosted by veteran broadcast journalist and SPEED SPORT co-founder Ralph Sheheen.

The series premiere “LIVE From the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl” will be broadcast live on Saturday, Jan. 16 from inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., at 6:30 p.m. ET on MAVTV. (click HERE to find out how to get MAVTV). The full schedule will be announced soon.

“SPEED SPORT’s new “LIVE From” series is America’s pre-race show that race fans have been asking for,” Sheheen said. “We will have the interviews, analysis and pre-race stories that only SPEED SPORT’s deep bench of reporters and experts can bring to the table. I can’t think of a better place to kick it off than the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl!”

“The Chili Bowl Nationals is one of the most anticipated motorsports races every year and I am thrilled that this year we are partnering with SPEED SPORT to provide our viewers with the first Chili Bowl pre-race show broadcasted live on MAVTV,” said John Duff, MAVTV’s head of content. “With this partnership our viewers will have the opportunity to experience the electric atmosphere from inside the River Spirit Expo Center and be the first to know about all of the racing action.”

“LIVE From the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl” is sponsored by Kicker Audio, MyRacePass and Curb Records.

For the latest news, features and updates from the 35th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl, visit SPEEDSPORT.com/live-from-the-chili-bowl.

 

 

Amantea Welcomes New Sponsor While Battling Bad Luck at Tulsa Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 7, 2021) - Joey Amantea competed in four different classes during the 36th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout last week, when he highlighted the micro sprint event by qualifying for a pair of B Mains and picking up a new marketing partner.

While short of his ultimate goal of advancing into an A Main and contending for a famed Golden Driller trophy, Amantea was happy to be battling against some of the best micro sprint drivers in the country and to be able to present himself on a national stage inside the River Spirit Expo Center.

"It was a disappointing weekend coming off of last year's momentum," he said. "It just seemed like we were in the hole from the get-go. We had mechanical issues and it snowballed from there."

In winged outlaw competition, Amantea opened the action with a runner-up result in a heat race before a wreck dropped him to a 14th-place finish in a qualifier. This buried him deep in the field of a B Main on Saturday. Amantea advanced five positions to finish sixth, which was four spots short of transferring.

"We got upside down in the winged outlaw race and the car just wasn't right after that," he said. "We still managed to run the B Main, but we just struggled big time."

Amantea was also competitive in the stock non-wing class. He advanced two positions in a heat race to finish fourth, which placed him 14th on the grid in a qualifier. Amantea moved up to eighth to put himself in the fifth starting position in a B Main, but he struggled to gain any momentum after multiple on-track incidents and he finished 11th.

"We got spun out right away and had to come from the rear in the B Main so that was a challenge," he said. "We were able to make our way back to the front, but we ended up wrecking out again, which sums up our Shootout."

In non-wing outlaw competition, Amantea finished fifth in both his heat race and a C Main. In the winged 'a' class division he placed sixth in a heat race and fourth in the C Main. This came after sustaining mechanical woes from the beginning of the week.

"It stinks as we had a brand new motor and we suffered electrical issues from the very start, which put us in a hole right away," Amantea said. "We got things fixed up, but honestly the car just wasn't the same after that and I'll just chalk it up to bad luck."

While the weekend wasn't great results-wise, Amantea was able to pick up a new sponsor that will help in his 2021 endeavors. Stinger Race Fuel Products will be coming on board as a primary sponsor for 2021 as Amantea prepares for a rookie campaign with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Car Series.

"While we didn't run as well as we'd hoped, we were able to obtain a new sponsor for 2021 and that's going to be huge as we transition to sprint cars full-time," Amantea said. "It just goes to show that good things can come from hard work and I'm grateful for Stinger Race Fuels joining our team."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Stinger Race Fuel Products

Stinger Race Fuel Products is exclusive to Insinger Performance and offers a broad range of performance fuels that include Leaded, Unleaded, Ethanol-focused, Methanol/Racing Alcohol and Non-Ethanol choices to meet the needs of those within the racing community. To contact a Stinger Race Fuel Products technical expert, call (302) 273-3982 or visit https://insingerperformanceinc.com/stinger-race-fuel/ .

"To achieve your dreams and goals in this sport you need great partners who provide quality products and I believe Stinger Race Fuel is the best out there," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

Amantea would also like to thank JPA Masonry, Amantea Real Estate, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Crouch Earns Top-10 Result in Outlaw Winged Feature at Tulsa Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 7, 2021) - Brenham Crouch made the most of his return to micro sprint competition last week inside the River Spirit Expo Center, which hosted the 36th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout.

Crouch guided his family owned team to a top-10 result in the famed outlaw winged division - the most prestigious class that featured nearly 200 drivers during the marquee micro sprint event.

The four-day spectacle began last Wednesday when Crouch won a heat race in the outlaw non-wing division. He also placed second in his outlaw winged heat race and fourth in his winged 'a' class heat. Crouch captured another heat race victory on Thursday in the stock non-wing division.

"The heat races were good," he said. "A few things kept us from winning all four races, but we won both our non-wing heats. Through the qualifiers I made a couple of mistakes, but every time I hit the track I felt like I was going forward. You can't ask for more than that at an event like that."

An outlaw winged qualifier win locked Crouch directly into the main event. He also made the show in the stock non-wing class after winning a B Main and transferring through the Last Chance Qualifier.

"The main goal was one race at a time," he said. "I wasn't thinking of anything later in the day until it was time for that race."

While his weekend ended in the B Main in the outlaw non-wing and winged 'a' class divisions, Crouch was a contender in the two features he qualified to run on Saturday. He overcame an early incident to rally from the back of the field to a 16th-place showing in the stock non-wing feature.

"I got up to 16th or so after starting 22nd," he said. "Two cars got together on the cushion as I was setting the car. I had nowhere to go and spun the car to avoid wrecking into them. I had to go to the back, but with a lot of laps left I was able to roll back up to 16 th. I felt like we had a top-10 car."

The event concluded with Crouch posting a ninth-place outing in the 55-lap outlaw winged feature.

"The track was on the bottom and one lane," he said. "Every once in a while I'd move up and try to make the top work, but it wasn't working. I battled with (Brady) Bacon and with (Tyler) Courtney for a while. We passed some cars here and there, and then at the end I got a couple more to come away with a top 10. It was a fun week."

Crouch will be off for the next month before kicking off the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series season on Feb. 5-6 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

UP NEXT -

Feb. 5-6 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.brenhamcrouch.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brenhamcrouch1

INQUIRIES -

For inquiries regarding Brenham Crouch and his racing program please contact Chris Wheeler at chris@wheelermotorsportsconsulting.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lineman Motorsports

Lineman Motorsports was established in 2001 and is one of the leaders in engine building for 600 micro sprint racing in the South and West.

"It's a super reliable piece," Crouch said. "Everything is always flawless when we get it from Lineman Motorsports and when we put them in they run great. We never have to touch them. They are the leading engine builders in the industry."

Crouch would also like to thank Toyota Racing/TRD, Mobil 1, Curb Records, IWX, Hi-Plains Building Division, Hi-Plains Electric, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wilson Wrecker Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Driven Performance, Simpson Race Products, Driven Midwest, Lineman Motorsports, Mychron-Tom, CMS Promotions, Bell Helmets, CSI Shocks, Swindell Bleeders, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium and Joey Starnes Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Burke Excited to Make Midget Debut at Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - ALVIN, Texas (Jan. 7, 2021) - Trey Burke will make his midget debut next week during arguably the biggest midget event of the year.

Burke is set to pilot a race car for Joe Dooling during the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. His preliminary night is Monday prior to the event concluding on Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

"I've been wanting to do this race more than anything," Burke said. "I grew up watching my dad race midgets and him going to the Chili Bowl. The past few years we've been going and I've been waiting. This is the most waited on race in my entire life."

Burke has attended the Chili Bowl a handful of times, but this year it will be different with a chance to sit in a midget rather than just a seat in the grandstands. Also, he will have to learn on the fly as the Chili Bowl marks his first laps behind the unique race car.

"We were going to practice this past week, but the track got rained out," he said. "My first time in a midget will be practice in the Chili Bowl.

"I think we'll do good. My dad and Brad Benic, who does our setups, will get the car how it needs to be. Brad is good at reading tracks. Then it will be up to me. With a little bit of luck I think we'll do well."

Burke said his goal is to make the A Main during his preliminary night.

"The most important race has to be the heat race," he said. "You have to be ready to get aggressive. You have to make those passes because if you can't you'll be behind the rest of the week."

UP NEXT -

Monday and Saturday inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://treyburke.myracepass.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/treyburkeracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dooling Machine Products

Dooling Machine Products is a machine shop located in Freeport, Texas, that specializes in rotating equipment. For more information, visit http://www.DoolingMachine.com.

"My grandfather has known Joe Dooling's dad for a long time," Burke said. "They raced together and so our families go way back. My dad and Joe are good friends and our families are close. Joe has helped my racing career and we're grateful for the support from the Dooling Family."

 

 

Fifty for 50 Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets are now available via www.premierspeedway.com.au for Premier Speedway’s Fifty for 50 weekend as presented by South West Conveyancing.

Due to uncertainty surrounding the current COVID-19 environment, tickets will be sold as nightly tickets with no two-night packages.

Ticket options include limited ticket numbers for the Grandstand, Terrace and the Grass Mounds including Mt. Max at the venue. Those patrons wishing to purchase a General Admission ticket will be required to bring their own chair and utilize one of the pre-marked areas on Race Day.

The grandstand and Terrace are reserved seat areas which guarantee you a reserved seat each night, thus reducing the need to be on site as early.

The two nights of action are already attracting strong interest from a number of Sprintcar Teams, while support will come in the way of Super Rods and a Street Stock Invitational.

Public gates will open each day at 3.30pm with cars on track from 5.00pm.

Please ensure you have a credit card, an accurate email address and the ability to print your tickets prior to purchase.

The total of General Admission tickets will be 2000, with a further 900 in the grandstand and terrace.

With all adults’ tickets being $30 per night, patrons are asked to consider a reserved seat, as this will assist with spacing of patrons in the General Admission Areas.

All patrons attending the two-night event are reminded that the wearing of masks is strongly recommended, that you must sign in using the QR Coding available (a copy of the QR Code is displayed on your ticket so it can be completed prior to arrival) and that if you feel unwell in any way, we politely advise that you should NOT attend the event.

There is NO Camping on site and the venue is Cashless including at the bars, ticket boxes and canteens.

Stay Safe everyone and Let’s Make Sure We Play by The Rules So We Can Continue to Race!

 

 

Rowdy Energy and Pit Pay App Partner to Sponsor Two-Time Chili Bowl Champion Rico Abreu

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 8, 2021) – Rowdy Energy, the enhanced hydration formula energy drink created by two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, announced today that it will partner with Pit Pay, the only mobile pit pass app for the motorsports industry, to be co-primary sponsors for two-time Chili Bowl champion Rico Abreu’s entry in this year’s Chili Bowl Nationals. The 35th annual running of the prestigious indoor event will take place Jan. 11-16 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway, a quarter-mile dirt track located inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Abreu, who will once again compete for Keith Kunz Motorsports (KKM), captured back-to-back Chili Bowl titles for the Toyota powered organization in 2015 and 2016. Across 10 Chili Bowls, the 28-year-old driver has finished inside the top five in four of his eight A-Main appearances, including a fifth-place result last year.

“I’ve known Rico quite a few years now and we were texting back and forth and when the idea of sponsoring him in the Chili Bowl came up, I was interested and thought maybe Kyle (Busch) would be as well, so I reached out to him with the idea of co-sponsoring Rico to promote Pit Pay and Rowdy Energy,” said Frank Bolter, founder and owner of Pit Pay. “The Chili Bowl is an event that has a lot of eyes on it, but not only from race fans. It’s such a well-run event that track owners and promoters throughout the country are paying attention, so we felt it was a tremendous opportunity to gain exposure for our company as we look to increase the number of tracks around the country that use our mobile Pit Pay app in its second year.”

“Rico is a two-time Chili Bowl winner and one of the most popular drivers in all of dirt racing, so when Frank reached out to me about co-sponsoring his Toyota for this year’s event, I felt that it was a great opportunity for Rowdy Energy to be a part of this prestigious event with a driver that can deliver results for our brand both on and off the track,” said Kyle Busch, co-founder of Rowdy Energy.

“The Chili Bowl is one my favorite weeks of the racing season and I’m especially pumped up this year to have two new and exciting companies onboard my KKM Toyota,” Abreu said. “I feel like my style is a perfect fit for the Rowdy Energy brand and I’m confident we can help Kyle sell some product because during Chili Bowl week there will be a lot of the fans that need help staying hydrated and focused after they watch all the action in person or via the broadcast every night. The Pit Pay App makes the process of checking into tracks more efficient for grassroots racers and by increasing awareness of this technology I look forward to being able to use it at more tracks around the country this year.”

Abreu spent the majority of his 2020 season racing winged sprint cars, where he picked up two wins in the Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint car Series, one win during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek and one win on the All Star Circuit of Champions. He made four Indiana Midget Week starts with KKM in June, with a best finish of sixth, and earned a top five in POWRi among his limited midget schedule this year.

Every lap of the preliminary Chili Bowl action from Monday, Jan. 11 through Saturday, Jan. 16 – heat races, qualifying features, the Race of Champions and Saturday’s “alphabet soup” qualifiers – will be streamed live to FloRacing (FloRacing.com) subscribers. The Chili Bowl Nationals C-, B- and A-mains on Saturday night, Jan. 16, will continue to air live on the MAVTV Motorsports Network and LucasOilRacing.tv.

 

 

ATLANTIC CITY NAPA AUTO PARTS INDOOR AUTO RACING WEEKEND AND TRENTON EAST COAST DIRT NATIONALS POSTPONED

TRENTON, NJ January 6, 2021 . . . The bad news keeps rolling in for the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels competitors and fans.

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting mitigation efforts by the State of New Jersey the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series events in Atlantic City, NJ at Boardwalk Hall and in Trenton, NJ at the CURE Insurance Arena have been postponed.

The decision to postpone both events came after meetings with building management this afternoon. Current guidelines limit the capacity of both buildings to just 150 people with no spectators allowed.

“We have waited as long as we can in the hopes that conditions would improve and restrictions lifted allowing us to host the events,” stated series promoter Len Sammons. “Unfortunately cases are still high in New Jersey and the vaccine roll-out slower than anticipated.”

The NAPA Auto Parts Atlantic City Indoor Race will not be held on its traditional end of January date, January 29 and 30, however if conditions were to improve a late February date with the arena has been reserved for the Gambler’s Classic.

“While it seems unlikely at this point, hosting an event in Atlantic City this year remains our top priority and the management at Boardwalk Hall has agreed to put a hold the weekend of February 26 & 27 so that if conditions improve we are prepared to go racing!” added Sammons.

The East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals scheduled for February 19 and 20 will return to the CURE Insurance Arena in 2022 with a date to be announced in the future.

“Atlantic City is our marquee event and the Dirt race in Trenton last year was our best one yet, postponing any event is hard but these hurt a little more,” added Sammons.

The events joined previously postponed Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels events in Allentown, PA and Syracuse, NY.

Check www.indoorautoracing.com for update to date information or contact Series organizer Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or indoorracing@aarn.com.

 

 

Aggressive Schedule On-Deck for United Rebel Sprint Series Season

OBERLIN, Kansas (January 6, 2020) – The Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing is preparing to head into their sixteenth consecutive season of Sprint Car racing throughout Kansas and surrounding areas. The heat will be turned up come April, as the United Rebel Sprint Series releases a thrilling and aggressive tentative schedule. Many new tracks have been put into the upcoming events, such as US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, Bethany Speedway in Bethany, Missouri, and I-70 Motorsports Complex in Odessa, Missouri.

The green flag is set to fly over the 2021 season on April 17, as United Rebel Sprint Series drivers take on the season opener at 81 Speedway. The month of May will kick-off with a two-day swing in Colorado before returning to the stomping grounds of Kansas to hit tracks in Dodge City, LaCrosse, and Wichita.

June will tentatively see the first United Rebel Sprint Series sanctioned race at US 36 Raceway and Bethany Speedway in Missouri before hitting Dodge City Raceway Park and 81 Speedway.

July is slated open with the annual Belleville High Banks Independence Day event before heading toward the Wheatshocker Nationals at RPM Speedway on July 10th and 11th. The month will then close with the Bull Ring Nationals at Rush County Speedway on July 30th and 31st.

A sweltering August will kick off with the 3rd Annual Belleville 305 Sprint Nationals taking place atop the famed Belleville High Banks half-mile. United Rebel Sprint Series drivers then head to the coveted Bob Salem Memorial at Oberlin Speedway on August 13th and 14th.

The Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Nationals is slated to take place September 23rd through 25th at I-70 Motorsports Complex in Odessa, Missouri. The United Rebel Sprint Series exhilarating season will conclude with the Dodge City Raceway Park 305 Nationals on October 7th, 8th, and 9th.

For more information on rules, results, schedules, and more visit the URSS official website www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. To stay up to date, visit their FB page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

2021 URSS SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE)

APRIL 17_____81 SPEEDWAY, WICHITA, KS

APRIL 24_____DCRP, DODGE CITY, KS

MAY 8 _______EL PASO CO. RACEWAY, CALHAN, CO

MAY 9 _______PHILLIPS CO. RACEWAY, HOLYOKE, CO

MAY 15 ______DCRP, DODGE CITY, KS

MAY 21 ______RUSH CO. SPEEDWAY, LACROSSE, KS

MAY 22 ______81 SPEEDWAY, WICHITA, KS

JUNE 4 ______US 36 RACEWAY, CAMERON, MO (T)

JUNE 5 ______BETHANY SPEEDWAY, BETHANY, MO (T)

JUNE 12 _____DCRP, DODGE CITY, KS

JUNE 19 _____81 SPEEDWAY, WICHITA, KS

JULY 4 ______BELLEVILLE HIGHBANKS, BELLEVILLE, KS

JULY 10 _____RPM SPEEDWAY, HAYS KS

JULY 11______RPM SPEEDWAY, HAYS KS

JULY 16 _____DCRP, DODGE CITY KS

JULY 17 _____DCRP, DODGE CITY KS

JULY 23 _____US 36 RACEWAY, CAMERON, MO (T)

JUNE 24 _____BETHANY SPEEDWAY, BETHANY, MO (T)

JULY 30 _____RUSH CO. SPEEDWAY, LACROSSE, KS

JULY 31 _____RUSH CO. SPEEDWAY, LACROSSE, KS

AUG 5 _______BELLEVILLE HIGHBANKS, BELLEVILLE KS (PRACTICE)

AUG 6 ______ BELLEVILLE HIGHBANKS, BELLEVILLE KS

AUG 7 ______ BELLEVILLE HIGHBANKS, BELLEVILLE KS

AUG 13 _____OBERLIN SPEEDWAY, OBERLIN, KS

AUG 14 _____OBERLIN SPEEDWAY, OBERLIN, KS

AUG 21 _____ DCRP, DODGE CITY, KS

SEPT 11 _____DCRP, DODGE CITY, KS

SEPT 18 _____81 SPEEDWAY, WICHITA, KS

SEPT 23 _____I-70 MOTORSPORTS PARK, ODESSA, MO

SEPT 24 _____I-70 MOTORSPORTS PARK, ODESSA, MO

SEPT 25 _____I-70 MOTORSPORTS PARK, ODESSA, MO

OCT 7 _______DCRP, DODGE CITY, KS

OCT 8 _______DCRP, DODGE CITY, KS

OCT 9 _______DCRP, DODGE CITY, KS

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES EVENTS AT SYRACUSE, NY STATE FAIRGROUNDS MARCH 12-13 POSTPONED

Trenton, NJ January 5, 2021 . . . The Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series event scheduled for March 12 & 13 at the New York State Fairgrounds has been postponed.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 mitigation efforts and guidance from the State of New York, the Fairgrounds announced today that it would be closed through the end of March and unable to host the event.

Plans are in the works to secure dates for the 2021/2022 Indoor Auto Racing season at the New York State Fairgrounds.

“It is crazy to think that our event was the first event to be postponed on the Fairgrounds last March and now a full year later the Fairgrounds is still closed,” stated event promoter Len Sammons. “Never in my wildest dreams did I expect this would still be going on a year later.”

The Syracuse event joins the Ironton Telephone Allentown Indoor Race as being postponed on the 2021 Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series schedule. Events in Atlantic City and Trenton, while not postponed, are presently in limbo as a result of current restrictions in the State of New Jersey.

Series officials are in communication with building operators in Allentown, Atlantic City and Trenton and will have more information shortly about those events and possible rescheduled dates.

Check www.indoorautoracing.com for update to date information or contact Series Organizer Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or indoorracing@aarn.com.

 

 

All Stars – the secret is out

Media Release by Speed Café.com author Daniel Herrero

Cameron Waters will make his sprint car debut on home soil this Saturday night, the first of a number of such drives over summer for the Tickford Racing pilot. His maiden start will come at Timmis Speedway in Mildura, where the 26- year-old was born, with around 10 events on the cards this year. The 2020 Bathurst 1000 pole-sitter will drive for Colin McQuinn’s Chief Racing team in a Maxim chassis recently acquired from the McFadden family.

Waters was able to conduct a three-session shakedown run at Timmis Speedway last Sunday evening, and has had success in a sedan before. However, he is conscious of the challenge that competing in the 800-horsepower sprint car represents.

“I’m not underestimating the task ahead one bit and my first run in the car last Sunday was a real eye-opener,
despite having had some previous Speedway experience,” said Waters.

“Colin has been wanting to field an entry in Sprint Cars for some time and he has put together a very sound program with quality equipment and experienced personnel, but we know we’re the newbies and expect it to be very tough going this weekend. We’re planning to contest around 10 events this year with a view to a bigger program for
2021/22 and to be making my debut on home soil is actually pretty cool. The track has recently been heavily re-
profiled and I’m sure it will provide great racing for the 29-strong Sprint Car field.”

“While this year’s Supercars program remains my absolute point of focus, I will be giving it my all when behind the wheel of my VIC #6, and have to thank Tickford Racing’s team boss Tim Edwards for supporting me with my Sprint Car pursuits. Tim has been enthusiastic from the very outset and said he would even happily jump on the tools at some stage, which is great.”

“I’m so thankful to Colin for giving me this incredible opportunity and also crew chief Lindsay Trotter, who brings a wealth of experienced to the team – both on and off track – while the McFaddens have also been a great with putting the car together and helping make this happen.”

Waters finished second in last year’s Supercars Championship with a run home of four straight podiums including a
first solo race win and a second place in the Bathurst 1000.

He will once again drive a Tickford Mustang this coming season.

 

 

Danny Dietrich unveils new look, schedule and apparel for 2021; GKR welcomes new and returning partners

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (January 5, 2021) – It will be business as usual for Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing in 2021, as the defending Central PA Sprint Car Point Series champions are set to launch a massive schedule that extends well into the triple digits, all of which kicking-off on Friday and Saturday, January 29-30, with an All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia. The two-day visit to the Peach State will award an $18,000 potential; $8,000 on Friday and $10,000 on Saturday.

The team’s early season campaign will continue with a five-pack during Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals on February 3-7; two nights against the All Stars and three nights against the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

In routine fashion, Dietrich, a 13-time winner in 2020 aboard Gary Kauffman’s familiar No. 48 sprint car, will mold the majority of his 2021 agenda around action in Pennsylvania Posse Country, also planning to join the All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on at least 40 occasions, many of which within the heart of the Keystone State.

A segment of Ohio Sprint Speedweek featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions is also highlighted on Dietrich’s upcoming schedule, as well as a trip to Kokomo Speedway, a pair of visits to the recently reopened West Virginia Motor Speedway, Southern Iowa Speedway’s Front Row Challenge, Knoxville Raceway’s Capitani Classic and Knoxville Nationals, and the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

“Ideally, this is the schedule we would like to follow in 2021. Things could change pending our results and performances, but this is our plan for now,” 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, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive, RV 4 Wheel Drive, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants, No. 48 sprint car. “I can’t thank Gary Kauffman enough for the opportunity to do this again. He believes in me and he believes in our team, and that’s all the confidence I need. Hopefully we can head south and get this season started off on the right foot. A solid trip south would be a great way to get the bulk of our year rolling.”

Adding to a long list of dedicated partners, RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive of Mechanicsburg, and East Park Automotive of Emmitsburg, Maryland, are the newest to join Gary Kauffman Racing’s efforts, each playing a major role in heightening the team’s performance and potential.

Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive has been providing a leading service since 1977, specializing in custom upgrades and installation for all things four wheel drive. With over 50,000 parts in stock, RV 4 Wheel Drive not only offers an extensive selection, but their knowledgeable staff of professional technicians are certified to tackle all needs. From brakes and drivelines, to electrical components and bolt-on upgrades, RV 4 Wheel Drive delivers a fair price and outstanding customer service. For more information, please visit RV 4 Wheel Drive online at https://rv4x4.com/.

At East Park Automotive, they know your vehicle is more than a tool that gets you from point a to point b, it’s your freedom. Your vehicle allows you to complete essential daily activities such as traveling to work, buying groceries, and picking up the children from school. You depend on it, so it’s important your vehicle receives quality repairs and service. For more information, please visit East Park on the Web at http://www.eastparkautomotive.com/.

“We couldn’t be happier to have RV 4 Wheel Drive and East Park Automotive join our efforts in 2021,” Dietrich explained. “Their support will help push our team to the next level. I’m excited for the opportunity.”

2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Schedule:

January

29th – Screven Motor Speedway ASCOC

30th – Screven Motor Speedway ASCOC

February

3rd-Volusia Speedway Park ASCOC

4th-Volusia Speedway Park ASCOC

5th-Volusia Speedway Park WoO

6th-Volusia Speedway Park WoO

7th-Volusia Speedway Park WoO

12th- TBD

13th- TBD

20th-Lincoln Speedway

27th-Lincoln Speedway

March

6th-Lincoln Speedway

7th-Port Royal Speedway

13th-Lincoln Speedway

14th-Williams Grove Speedway

19th-Williams Grove Speedway

20th-Port Royal Speedway

26th-Williams Grove Speedway

27th-Port Royal Speedway

28th-Selinsgrove Speedway

April

2nd-Williams Grove Speedway

3rd-Lincoln Speedway

6th-Bridgeport Speedway

9th-Williams Grove Speedway

10th-Lincoln Speedway

11th-BAPS Motor Speedway

15th-Virginia Motor Speedway ASCOC

16th-Williams Grove Speedway ASCOC

17th-Lincoln Speedway

18th-Bedford Speedway ASCOC

23rd-Williams Grove Speedway

24th-Port Royal Speedway

25th-Selinsgrove Speedway

30th-Williams Grove Speedway

May

1st-Lincoln Speedway

2nd-BAPS Motor Speedway

7th-Williams Grove Speedway

8th-Lincoln Speedway

12th-Lincoln Speedway WoO

14th-Williams Grove Speedway WoO

15th-Williams Grove Speedway WoO

18th-Bridgeport Speedway WoO

21st-Williams Grove Speedway

22nd-West Virginia Motor Speedway

23rd-Kokomo Speedway ASCOC

28th-Williams Grove Speedway ASCOC

29th-Port Royal Speedway ASCOC

30th-Port Royal Speedway ASCOC

June

3rd-BAPS Motor Speedway

4th-Williams Grove Speedway

5th-Lincoln Speedway

11th-Williams Grove Speedway

12th-Lincoln Speedway

14th-Wayne County Speedway ASCOC

15th-Sharon Speedway ASCOC

16th-Waynesfield Raceway Park ASCOC

17th- Muskingum County Speedway ASCOC

18th-Williams Grove Speedway

19th-Lincoln Speedway

25th-Williams Grove Speedway

26th-Lincoln Speedway

27th- TBD

28th-Lincoln Speedway

29th-Grandview Speedway

30th-Port Royal Speedway

July

1st-Hagerstown Speedway

2nd-Williams Grove Speedway

3rd-Port Royal Speedway

4th-Selinsgrove Speedway

9th-Williams Grove Speedway

10th-Sharon Speedway ASCOC

11th-Sharon Speedway ASCOC

16th-Williams Grove Speedway

17th-Lincoln Speedway

20th-Lernerville Speedway WoO

23rd-Williams Grove Speedway WoO

24th-Williams Grove Speedway WoO

30th-Williams Grove Speedway

31st-Port Royal Speedway

August

6th-Williams Grove Speedway

7th-West Virginia Motor Speedway

8th-Knoxville Raceway

9th-Southern Iowa Speedway

11th-Knoxville Nationals

12th -Knoxville Nationals

13th-Knoxville Nationals

14th-Knoxville Nationals

20th-Williams Grove Speedway

21st-Lincoln Speedway

26th-Grandview Speedway ASCOC

27th-Williams Grove Speedway ASCOC

28th-Lincoln Speedway ASCOC

29th-BAPS Motor Speedway ASCOC

September

3rd-Williams Grove Speedway

4th-Port Royal Speedway

5th-Selinsgrove Speedway

6th-Port Royal Speedway

9th-Port Royal Speedway ASCOC

10th-Port Royal Speedway ASCOC

11th-Port Royal Speedway ASCOC

16th-BAPS Motor Speedway

17th-Williams Grove Speedway ASCOC

18th-Lincoln Speedway ASCOC

24th-Williams Grove Speedway

25th-Selinsgrove Speedway

October

1st-Williams Grove Speedway WoO

2nd-Williams Grove Speedway WoO

8th-Port Royal Speedway WoO

9th-Port Royal Speedway WoO

16th-Lincoln Speedway

23rd-BAPS Motor Speedway

November

4th- The Dirt Track at Charlotte WoO

5th- The Dirt Track at Charlotte WoO

6th- The Dirt Track at Charlotte WoO

13th-BAPS Motor Speedway

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, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc., Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

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. Also, be sure to follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of his available social media outlets 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, as well as online at http://www.dannydietrich.com/dd-gear/.

STATS: 2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: Top-5s: N/A Top-10s: N/A Wins: N/A

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Highlights: N/A

2021 Wins: N/A

 

 

Beaver Stripes Keeps the Wild Wing Shootout Looking Good
Brand-New Miniseries Set to Come to Life on January 22, 23, and 24

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 5, 2021) — For the past 14 years the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout has been awarding feature winners with some of the sharpest checks in all of racing. Now, the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout prepares to join the party with its own flashy hardware for the victors.

The graphics on each check are installed by Arizona’s own Beaver Stripes and Molding. Additionally, the Arizona-based company has come on board as title sponsor of the brand-new scoreboard, which will keep fans and racers at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway abreast of the lap time during qualifications as well as the current lap count and top three drivers in the running order.

“Beaver Stripes is an awesome sponsor of both the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout and Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout. They are also great supporters of the local dirt tracks and local racers,” event co-promoter, Chris Kearns said. “I am lucky to have Mike White from Beaver Stripes as a sponsor and a friend. They no doubt keep us looking good each-and-every year.”

Beaver Stripes and Molding has been around the Phoenix valley for more than 25 years, supplying a wide range of products, including vinyl graphics, vehicle stripes, fleet graphics, vehicle moldings, automotive accessories, detailing products, automotive fasteners, and more. Additionally, they are huge supporters of racing.

For more information on all of their quality products, please visit www.BeaverStripes.com .

Advanced reserved seating tickets for the inaugural Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway continue to be available for online purchase. Three-day reserve seat packages are selling quickly and additional reserve seating is being added almost daily.

Reserved tickets for all three days is available at a discounted price of $95.

To order your tickets as well as to find all ticket pricing details, please visit www.wildwingshootout.com/buy-tickets/.

Winged Sprint Car aces Tony Stewart, Donny Schatz, Rico Abreu, Lance Dewease, Cory Eliason, Tim Kaeding, Dominic Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel, D.J. Netto, C.J. Leary, Colby Copeland, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Ryan Timms, Tanner Carrick, Blake Carrick, Charles Davis Jr., and Giovanni Scelzi are among the list of drivers who have already voiced an intent to compete in the three-race swing.

The brand-new event will find 410 c.i. Winged Sprint Cars competing for a $7,000 top prize in the Friday, January 22 opener, while the program on Saturday posts a $10,000 winner’s check. The final night of the event will see a $10,041 top prize on the line. The extra “41” is in tribute to the late, great Jason Johnson, who was a great friend to event sponsor Chad Stevens with Premium Coach Group.

An Open Practice Session is slated for Thursday, January 21.

As the prospective Sprint Car field continues to grow, so does the likely list of IMCA Modified entries. Drivers including, Casey Arneson, Ethan Dotson, Chad Stevens, Troy Morris, Paul Stone, Michael Scruggs, Brandon Schmitt, Chaz Baca, and Cody Laney have already tossed their names into the hat as likely entrants. Each of the three programs spanning January 22, 23, and 24 posts a $1,000 winner’s check for the IMCA Modified division.

For anyone unable to attend, all three nights of racing can be viewed live at FloRacing.com.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts is additionally made possible by FK Rod Ends, Mesilla Valley Transportation, SportTruck RV, DirtDraft.com, FloRacing.com, Premium Coach Group, Earnhardt Auto Dealerships, Border Tire, Hoosier Race Tire, Speedway Motors, VP Racing Fuels, Toste Construction, WKD Electric, California IMCA Speedweek, FinishLine Graphics, and Beaver Stripes Custom Graphics.

Full event details can be found at www.WildWingShootout.com.

Additionally, please make sure to follow us on social media at:
Facebook: @WildWingShootout
Twitter: @WingShootout
Instagram: @WingShootout

 

 

NEW VINTAGE-THEMED RACE APPAREL LINE TO LAUNCH IN FEBRUARY OF 2021

KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Throttle Down Threads, a new race apparel company is set to launch their new "vintage" line later this month. The company will offer race fans new apparel with a vintage twist. "Everything we create will look like it was designed and printed in the 1970s through the 1990s," said Alexis Carbone, Co-Founder, and Co- Owner. "We are working with a great variety of drivers, teams, and brands from the past to offer first-class racing apparel so today's fans can celebrate their heroes of the past and their contributions to motorsports."

Throttle Down Threads looks forward to working with various driver charities and other select causes, donating a portion of the proceeds to these organizations," Carbone added.

Throttle Down Threads will offer a complete line of vintage derived apparel and accessories, starting with t-shirts. "We have been working for a long time on this project. Our test marketing indicates there is strong interest by fans and we are very excited to be able to launch the line just as the 2021 racing season begins."

Fans can obtain Throttle Down Threads vintage-inspired apparel both online at www.ThrottleDownThreads.com and at select racing events throughout the 2021 season. For more information, go to Facebook.com/ThrottleDownThreads or Instagram.com/ThrottleDownThreads.

 

 

Tulsa Speedway releases 2021 schedule

By John Rittenoure

TULSA, Okla. (January 4,2021) - Thirty nights of racing, including 15 special events, make up the 2021 New Tulsa Speedway schedule of events that has just recently been released by track manager Tim Cunningham and posted on TulsaSpeedway.com.

Weekly Friday night racing, billed as Friday Night Lights, is set to begin in March with Champ/305 Sprints, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Mini Stocks and Junior Mini Stocks. Special events will include AmeriFlex / OCRS IMCA Sprints, USAC Wingless Sprints of Oklahoma, ASCS Sooner Region Sprints, ASCS National Tour (ASCS SpeedWeek), Sooner Late Model Series, POWRi midgets, a Demolition Derby, and Monster Trucks.

Fifteen years ago Tulsa Speedway closed for good, leaving the Tulsa racing community with 40 plus years of fond memories, but without a home track. Now, thanks to Todd Martin and Keith Haney, Tulsa Speedway is back and racing fans and racers have a home track again.

Martin and Haney owns Tulsa Raceway Park and decided they wanted to bring dirt track racing back to the Tulsa area. With extra property available they decided to build a high-banked quarter-mile dirt track on the North side of the drag strip where a mud bog track once operated. And the obvious choice for a name was, Tulsa Speedway.

A test and tune night is scheduled for Friday, March 5 with the season opener a week later on March 11. Racing will continue every Friday except for April 30th, May 2nd, June 11th, September 17th, and October 1st and 8th. The regular season will close on October 15 with championship night. A 200-lap Enduro will be held November 5 and a Demolition Derby on November 12.

The OCRS sprints will be the first special and is scheduled for March 19th and again on September 10th. USAC WSO sprints will race on April 9th, May 28th, and October 22-23. POWRi West Midgets are set for May 14, July 9th and September 24. ASCS Sooner Sprints are booked for June 18th with the ASCS National Tour on July 30th. Sooner Late Models will take on the high banks on June 4 and August 27.

For more information visit us on the web at TulsaSpeedway.com or on facebook.

2021 Tulsa Speedway Schedule

March 5 - Testing
March 12 - Friday Night Lights
March 19 - OCRS Sprints
March 26 - Friday Night Lights

April 2 - Friday Night Lights / Easter Egg Hunt
April 9 - USAC/WSO Sprints
April 16 - Friday Night Lights
April 23 - Friday Night Lights
April 30 - Closed

May 7 - Closed
May 14 - POWRi Midgets
May 21 - Friday Night Lights
May 28 - USAC/WSO Sprints

June 4 - Sooner Late Models
June 11 - Closed
June 18 - ASCS Sooner Region Sprints
June 25 - Monster Trucks

July 2 - Friday Night Lights
July 9 - POWRi Midgets
July 16 - Friday Night Lights
July 23 - Friday Night Lights
July 30 - ASCS National Sprints

August 6 - Friday Night Lights
August 13 - Friday Night Lights
August 29 - Friday Night Lights
August 27 - Sooner Late Models

September 3 - Friday Night Lights
September 10 - OCRS Sprints
September 17 - Closed
September 24 - POWRi Midgets

October 1 - Closed
October 8 - Closed
October 15 - Champions Night
October 22-23 - USAC/WSO
October 29 - Closed

November 5 - Tulsa 200 Enduro
November 12 - Demolition Derby

 

 

Sean Becker Locked and Loaded in 2021 with Vertullo Motorsports and Monhoff Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- 2021 is off to a great start already for Roseville, CA driver, Sean Becker. Becker is pleased to announce he has reached a deal to drive the Vertullo Motorsports No. 83V entry in quest of his second career King of the West Series Championship and will again return to the helm of the Monhoff Racing entry for the full Sprint Car Challenge Tour slate.

“I am really grateful that Dave Vertullo is giving me the opportunity to run the full King of the West Series schedule,” Sean Becker said. “It has always been the series I wish I could be a part of.”

Though he hasn’t ran the full complement of the KWS schedule since 2014, Becker has still found a ton of success in 410 competition including a streak of five consecutive 410ci track championships at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA form 2012-2016 to go along with a World of Outlaw win during the Gold Cup Race of Champions back in 2012.

While Becker and Vertullo Motorsports will set their focus on the 20 race KWS slate, the tentative plan will to fill their schedule in with marquee 360ci events around the Golden State in 2021.

“I am also looking forward to running so additional 360ci shows with Vertullo Motorsports as well when our schedule allows,” Becker added. “Dave has always prepared cars capable of winning over the years, and I am extremely excited to get the season started.”

Becker is equally as happy to make another full commitment to the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in the year ahead as will chase after his first series title back in the familiar Monhoff Racing machine.

“It’s equally as exciting to challenge for the SCCT title as well with Dan Monhoff,” Becker said. “No matter where we have gone, we have had a lot of speed the last few years and I know we will be able to compete for wins and a championship.”

As schedules continue to roll out, Becker and his teams are still compiling full and complete schedules but are committing to points runs with both KWS and SCCT at time of press.

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

ON TAP: Becker’s complete 2021 schedule is TBD.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

 

 

Tommie Estes Jr. Becomes I-70 Motorsports Park Dirt Track Manager

(January 4, 2021) Dirt track racing industry veteran, Tommie Estes Jr., has joined I-70 Motorsports Park as the Dirt Track Manager, effective immediately. His leadership is timely for the Odessa, Missouri track which is set to open with a 2-Day, World of Outlaws and POWRi Sprint Car Series event, on the weekend of Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, this year.

Beyond being a former Sprint Car driver (1977 – 1998), Estes’ knowledge of operating dirt track events comes through his roles as Competition Director for the American Sprint Car Series (1999-2011), and operator at Dodge City Raceway Park (2011-2020), before now joining I-70 Motorsports Park’s management team. Having raced, produced, and promoted thousands of events throughout his tenure in the dirt track industry, Estes will help bring the revamped motorsports facility on the east side of Kansas City’s metro area back to its glory days.

“Impressive is the best word to describe what the new owners of I-70 Motorsports Park have built. In a little less than 5-months, dirt track fans in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa will get to see the best teams in Sprint Car racing take to the new track and put on an exciting show. I’m just glad to be a part of putting it all together,” said Estes Jr. “We will continue to add events to the schedule as the season goes and know that the participants and fans will be thrilled every time they come to the track.”

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY TO HOST SUPERSTAR RACING EXPERIENCE IN 2021

KNOXVILLE, IOWA – Knoxville Raceway announced today that Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) will compete at the iconic half-mile dirt oval Saturday night, June 19, 2021.

The announcement will be another first for the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” after adding the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to its schedule for the first time in 2021, as well.

SRX will showcase some of the most talented and well-accomplished race drivers from a litany of both American and international backgrounds in equally prepared machines at six of the most challenging venues in the country.

In addition to three-time NASCAR Cup Series and IndyCar Series champion and SRX co-founder Tony Stewart, SRX has confirmed:

· Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves · NASCAR Cup Series Champion Bill Elliott · Seven-time Trans Am Series Champion Ernie Francis Jr. · NASCAR Cup Series Champion Bobby Labonte · IndyCar Series Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan · 17-time Trans-Am Series winner Willy T. Ribbs · CART Championship Series champion Paul Tracy · Nine-time Formula One World Championship winner Mark Webber

Knoxville Raceway is one of six short-tracks in the country to host the series in its inaugural season. SRX will feature head-to-head competition in short, sprint races. The races won’t have pit stops but instead will take scheduled breaks where drivers and crew chiefs can make adjustments and strategy decisions. The 90-minute races will air live on CBS.

“Our goal in crafting the inaugural SRX schedule was to feature tracks that are challenging, unique and have a strong motorsports history,” said Stewart. “This six-race series does just that. Four renown pavement tracks in Stafford Motor Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway, Slinger Superspeedway and the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway and the two most prestigious dirt tracks in the country – Eldora and Knoxville. All demand respect and each forces drivers to adapt. What works at one track won’t necessarily transfer to another.

“These venues have seen some of the best racers in the country, but this will be the first time that drivers from so many different disciplines will be racing on these historic tracks all at the same time. We’re proud to deliver another exceptional event to each of these tracks’ already rich histories.”

The Knoxville Championship Series 410 sprint cars will also compete on Saturday, June 19. The Knoxville Championship Series 360 sprint cars and Pace Performance Pro Sprints will now compete on Friday, June 18.

"To be included in the inaugural SRX season and to have an event live on CBS is something all of us at Knoxville are proud of,” said Knoxville Raceway’s Race Director John McCoy. “Having these high-caliber drivers compete at Knoxville is going to be great to watch, especially since nearly all of them have never turned laps here before. We hope they enjoy coming to our track as much as we'll enjoy having them here.

"Last year was tough on everyone. Hopefully the addition of these big events will get the fans even more excited for the 2021 season at Knoxville."

Tickets for the June 19 SRX event will go on sale Monday, February 1 on KnoxvilleRaceway.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431 starting on February 1. General admission tickets will be $30 for adults; $20 for teens and free for kids 12 and under. Reserved seating will be available at $35 for adults; $25 for teens and $10 for kids 12 and under.

Tickets for the June 18 360 sprints and Pace Performance Pro Sprints race will be available at the ticket office on the day of the event. Tickets will be $10 for adults; $5 for teens and free for kids 12 and under.

For more information about SRX, visit www.srxracing.com and follow @SRXRacing on Twitter. Follow Knoxville Raceway on Twitter and Instagram and like the track on Facebook for up-to-date event information and extras throughout the 2021 race season.

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Adds Second Missouri State Fair Speedway Race

Belleville, IL. (1/4/2021) Continuing to pad the already impressive 2021 POWRi Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League schedule the Missouri State Fair Speedway has added a second race to the yearly agenda.

Sedalia Missouri’s State Fair Speedway will run a pair of special events with POWRi WAR, initially on Thursday, July 29th with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions. Then again POWRi WAR will headline the Missouri State Fair Race on Sunday, August 22nd.

With a highly anticipated 2021 return to open-wheel traditional sprint racing at the historic half-mile in Sedalia, Missouri, previous POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League feature action would witness Korey Weyant #99, of Springfield, IL., take home the honors in 2016. More recently, Braydon Cromwell #4, from Lone Jack, MO., would wheel his way to the checkered flag first in a 2019 unsanctioned non-wing Fair feature event.

Schedule subject to alterations with TBA events currently being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed. Full Payout details can be found on the POWRi website under the Info Tab or visit http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=602687.

More information will follow as these race-dates draw near, for further details and updates visit the Missouri State Fair Speedway on Facebook via MC Promotions or Larry McCown.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Champion Brands Celebrates 65 Years in the Lubricant Business

(Clinton, Mo / 01.04.21) Champion Brands, LLC, a globally recognized industry manufacturer of chemicals, lubricants, brake fluids, motor oils and additives, announced this week a year-long 65th Anniversary Celebration in 2021. Highlights of the year will be sponsorship of national & regional auto races, product contests, promotions, and special events. https://www.championbrands.com/

Originally Lowe Oil Co. founded by Ralph Lowe in 1956, Champion Brands, LLC is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants. Champion produces and blends more than 350 products including fuel, oil and engine additives, brake fluids and motor oils for the automotive, heavy truck, racing, performance, industrial, commercial, agricultural and specialty markets. https://www.championbrands.com/products/

Champion understands the complexities of doing business in today’s market and is always looking for new and better ways to be more efficient and resourceful. Quality products are more than a commitment at Champion; high standards define the way it does business. Champion is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified and Registered Company.

The company uses top tier additives and base stocks to formulate products for outstanding wear protection, fuel economy, high temperature stability, long-life protection, improved efficiency, oxidation resistance, lower evaporation, increased performance, friction reduction, and lubricant compatibility across a wide range of engine operating conditions and applications.

Headquartered in Clinton, Missouri, just 75 miles southeast of Kansas City, Champion’s 450,000 square foot plant with 30 loading bays
accommodates more than 1.7 million gallons of bulk storage with convenient rail siding.

The plant has 10 filling lines and several blow molding machines including two Bekum 406 production units capable of blowing PVC and HDPE bottles, one Bekum 807D with 6-layer capability for containers up to 5 gallons and one AOKI PET Blow Molding Machine. Depending on the particular configuration, Champion is capable of producing well over 100,000 bottles per day. Three resin silos with over ½ million-pound capacity supply the blow molders. https://www.championbrands.com/plant-tour/

The facility also houses state-of-the-art net weight and piston filling lines with filling lines is capable of filling 300+ – containers per minute to exact weight specifications. Containers are de-palletized, labeled, filled, sealed, capped, coded, packed and palletized, using only 3 operators. Lines are capable of running metal, HDPE, PVC and PET containers in sizes ranging from 2.4 oz to 330 gallon totes.

The speed and versatility of these lines make it a high volume, cost effective solution for the many Fortune 500 companies that private label and package product with Champion. Fluid blending and storage capacity includes over 100 Tanks ranging from 1.5K to 34K Gallons for blending lubricants, brake fluids and various chemicals.

The collection of blending tanks feeds the elaborate pigging system designed to prevent cross-product contamination. Rail siding and tanker truck load/offload locations provide the versatility to receive/ship bulk fluids in sizes ranging up to 30,000-gallon rail cars.

Ten lubricant/chemical filling lines package engine oils, hydraulic fluids, specialty oils, fuel additives, and automotive fluids that include power steering fluid, brake fluid, tire sealant, etc. Each line has specific types of products that it can package. Bottles are labeled, capped, heat sealed (if needed), coded, placed into cartons, and loaded onto pallets.

Champion has a very modern testing laboratory. While the lab’s primary function is to test the performance of products before they are packaged, the lab also has the tools to perform elemental analysis of fluids to blueprint the various components of different fluids or test used fluid. The talented R&D team formulates the world’s most advanced, engineering-approved fluids that exceed API, ILSAC, ACEA, JASO, Dexos, and other OEM and global standards.

Champion formulates and provides custom packaging for private label products including mineral, semi-synthetic and full-synthetic engine oils, fuel treatments, brake fluids, hydraulic fluids, automotive additives and chemicals, and more. The product portfolio is one of the largest in the industry. https://www.championbrands.com/private-label/

Good people are the heart of Champion Brands, LLC. Passion, dedication, knowledge and a can-do attitude drive the growth of this company.

For more information about Champion contact your nearest Champion Distributor, or call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2021

Zearfoss zooms in on Speedweek crown

American Brock Zearfoss, with four podium placings from four outings, is the leader of the WA Speedweek sprintcar series with two rounds remaining.

Zearfoss claimed his first win at Ellenbrook Speedway in a twilight show on Saturday night from Queenslander Robbie Farr and Jason Kendrick.

As a result he is on 586 points, 20 clear of Farr who claimed his best result so far of second, on the back of a fourth the previous night at Bunbury.

Third overall is Callum Williamson on 550 points, who has won two of the four rounds, but unfortunately his points tally took a dive at Ellenbrook, out of the contest in the opening laps with a cut down left rear tyre.

Kris Coyle is fourth overall, boosted mainly from his third at Bunbury - he took a 10th last night at Ellenbrook and has 546 points.

Andrew Priolo is now fifth on 540 points, thanks largely to a barnstorming run last night where he finished seventh.

The top 10 is rounded out by Kaiden Manders on 528, America-based Lynton Jeffrey on 532, Dayne Kingshott on 524, Jason Kendrick 522 and James Inglis on 518.

Round 5 of the series will be held at the Perth Motorplex on Wednesday, January 6, with the Speedweek final also to be held at the Motorplex, next Saturday, Saturday 9.

Speedweek points after 4 rounds: Brock Zearfoss 586, Robbie Farr 566, Callum Williamson 550, Kris Coyle 546, Andrew Priolo 540, Kaiden Manders 538, Lynton Jeffrey 532, Dayne Kingshott 524, Jason Kendrick 522, James Inglis 518, AJ Nash 502, Jason Pryde 502, David Priolo 496, Taylor Milling 486, Brad Maiolo 480, Scott Bogucki 408, Trevor Jolly 392, Daniel Harding 390, James McFadden 296, Matthew Cross 280, Ben Butcher 238, Cameron McKenzie 232, Daniel Hartigan 226, Jamie Oldfield 222, Ryan Lancaster 178, Todd Davis 174, George Eaton 118, Trevor Reynolds 110, Jaydee Dack 108, Sean Zemunik 104.

Kingshott the king of local points battle

While all the attention over the past week has been on the six-round WA Speedweek series, it is actually part of a bigger sprintcar series in WA - the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar series that runs over the length of the season.

We have had four rounds of Speedweek, but have had seven rounds of the overall series.

Dayne Kingshott, who finished 11th in the Ellenbrook round on Saturday night (after the team was forced to do a quick engine change before the final), still leads the points on 1240.

He has a small buffer over Kris Coyle on 1218 points, with Coyle enjoying his best result this season with a third at Bunbury on Friday night.

James Inglis, who put in a sensational run late at the Motorplex December 28 show to grab a podium and nearly steal the show, is third overall on 1208 points, just ahead of Taylor Milling on 1162.

Milling has been one of the under-rated drivers of the series so far, taking a best result of a fourth in the opening round, backing this up with a seventh and then on Saturday night a fifth.

WA champion Kaiden Manders is fifth on 1114 points and is the first of the leading drivers to have not played their Joker card yet.

Drivers only have this Wednesday night and Saturday night to play their Joker cards where they will double their feature race points for the round - all they have to do is declare their intention at the drivers’ briefing at the start of the night.

A flurry is expected for the midweek round, with those racing Saturday who haven’t played it, having it played for them automatically.

Callum Williamson has three wins under his belt so far this year and is also yet to play his Joker and sits in sixth on 1098 points.

Defending and three-time series champion Jason Kendrick traditionally plays his Joker card on the last round and is seventh on 1094 points - he is yet to declare if he will do the same this year.

Eighth is Andrew Priolo who looked very racy on the demanding Ellenbrook track and has 1076 points, ahead of two-time series champion Brad Maiolo in ninth on 1042 points and Jason Pryde who rounds out the top 10 on 1036 points.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points: Dayne Kingshott (Joker) 1240, Kris Coyle (Joker) 1218, James Inglis (Joker) 1208, Taylor Milling (Joker) 1162, Kaiden Manders 1114, Callum Williamson 1098, Jason Kendrick 1094, Andrew Priolo 1076, Brad Maiolo 1042, Jason Pryde 1036, AJ Nash 952, David Priolo 926, Ben Butcher (Joker) 872, Daniel Harding 848, Cameron McKenzie (Joker) 846, Trevor Jolly 840, Matthew Cross 802, Jaydee Dack 600, Brock Zearfoss 586, George Eaton (Joker) 570, Robbie Farr 566, Jamie Oldfield 552, Shaun Bradford (Joker) 528, Lynton Jeffrey 532, Todd Davis (Joker) 522, Ryan Lancaster 494, Tom Callaghan 470, Daniel Hartigan 426, Trevor Reynolds 420, Scott Bogucki 408, Jack Williamson 376, James McFadden 296, Paul Peet 258, Jamie Maiolo 226, Sean Zemunik 154, Murray Iwanow 116, Troy Lawson 104.

Upcoming shows:

Perth Motorplex: Wednesday, January 6 (Speedweek Rd5, series Rd8) Perth Motorplex: Saturday, January 9 (Speedweek Final, series Rd9).

 

 

All Star Challenge hype starts to build

With the 11th running of the prestigious All Star Challenge only two weeks away the hype has started as the names start to roll in. “With $10K on the line for the winner and $1,000 to start it is no wonder teams are starting to nominate. Obviously this year we will not have any Americans run with us but that doesn’t mean the competition won’t be just a tough.” Promoter Searle tells us

A stout field of 23 cars have already nominated for the show with the recently crowned 360 Australian Champion putting his name in the hat early. Brett Milburn took out the title earlier this year driving the PJS Motorsport owned A+ Powder Coating Abron Equipment machine and will now get the chance to show off the #1. Past and present Series Champs have also nominated early. Michael Tancredi’s V29 is defending his championship with Mark Caruso and both Paul and Chris Solomon locking in for the show. Making a return to the Series is Rusty Hickman. After starting his sprintcar career with the series back in 2015 Hickman has continued to show his talent winning an SRA Eureka Garages & Sheds Championship and becoming a World Series Sprintcars Contracted Driver collecting A Main victory along the way. 2016 All Star Challenge winner and local favourite John Vogels is another to slot his 360 in for the weekend in the V70. Vogels took out the honours when it was $5K to win and would love to do it again now its $10K and possibly be the first two time winner.

“With the prize money staying the same we just hope we have attracted everyone’s attention. $10,000 for 1st, $3,000 -2nd, $1800-3rd, $1500-4th, $1200-5th, $1000-6th back to 20th a total of $32,500 K ” Searle says.

It kicks off a week of major race meetings in the state with hopefully the Presidents Cup being held at Avalon, the Kings Challenge at Mt Gambier then finishing at Warrnambool for the 50 for 50.

Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers Annual All Star Challenge is held at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway January 16 2020. Nomination Forms are available from www.sprintcarallstars.com.au and can be emailed to mandyallstars@bigpond.com or faxed to 03 93387476.

 

 

2021 MPD Racing
BOSS Schedule (subject to change)

Standard Purse now $2,000 to win / $300 to start
Tour regulars will get $350 to start minimum at all events
Point Championship is $22,000 to the top 15 in final points who race in 75% or more of completed events
$5,000 to win the points championship
Sat, March 27 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Sat, April 10 - Skyline Speedway ; Stewart, OH
Sat, April 17 - Plymouth Speedway ; Plymouth, IN - $5,000 to Win
Sat, May 1 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Fri, May 7 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Sat, May 8 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Fri, May 14 - Gas City Speedway ; Gas City, IN
Sat, May 15 - Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg, IN
Sat, May 29 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Sun, May 30 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Sat, June 5 - Twin Cities Raceway Park ; North Vernon, IN
Fri, June 18 - Moler Raceway Park ; Williamsburg, OH
Sat, June 19 - Richmond Raceway ; Richmond, KY
Fri, July 2 - Ohio Valley Speedway ; Lubeck, WV
Sat, July 3 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Sat, July 10 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH
Sun, July 11 - Millstream Speedway ; Findlay, OH
Sat, July 17 - Skyline Speedway ; Stewart, OH
Fri, July 23 - Lernerville Speedway ; Sarver, PA
Sat, July 24 - Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway ; Imperial, PA
Sat, August 14 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Sat, August 21 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Sat, August 28 - To Be Announced
Sun, September 5 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Sat, September 18 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Fri, October 8 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Sat, October 9 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI

 

2021 Ti22 Performance Inc.
FAST on Dirt Schedule

(subject to change)
Standard show purse: $3,000 to win / $350 to start
Some other events will have better payouts and have not yet been determined
Tour regulars will get $400 to start minimum at all events
Points Championship is $33,000 to the top 10 in final points who race in 75% of completed events
$10,000 to win the points champion
Sat, Mar 27 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Sat, Apr 3 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $5,000 to Win
Sat, Apr 24 - Skyline Speedway ; Stewart, OH
Sat, May 1 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Sat, May 22 - WV Motor Speedway ; Mineral Wells, WV - $10,000 to Win
Thur, May 27 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $20,000 to Win
Sat, May 29 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Sun, May 30 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Sat, June 26 - Twin Cities Raceway Park ; North Vernon, IN
Wed, June 30 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $7,500 to Win
Sat, July 3 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Fri, July 30 - I-96 Speedway ; Lake Odessa, MI
Sat, July 31 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Fri, Aug 6 - WV Motor Speedway ; Mineral Wells, WV
Sat, Aug 7 - WV Motor Speedway ; Mineral Wells, WV - $20,000 to Win
Sat, Aug 14 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Sat, Aug 21 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Sun, Aug 22 - Millstream Speedway ; Findlay, OH
Fri, Sep 3 - Hartford Speedway ; Hartford, MI
Sat, Sep 4 - To Be Announced
Sun, Sep 5 - Waynesfield Raceway Park ; Waynesfield, OH
Sat, Sep 11 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $7,500 to Win
Fri, Sep 17 - Moler Raceway Park ; Williamsburg, OH
Sat, Sep 18 - Fremont Speedway ; Fremont, OH
Sat, Oct 2 - Atomic Speedway ; Chillicothe, OH - $10,000 to Win

 

2020 All HammerDown! Team – December 31, 2020.

Rocklin, CA. HammerDownUSA.com, today, named the 2020 All-HammerDown! Team. Kyle Larson, the Champion of the Racer’s Racing Series, heads the list of the 40 driver “team”. The All-HammerDown! Team includes drivers that finished in the top 40 in HammerDownUSA.com’s, Racers’ Racing Series point standings. Points are awarded for a 60-race schedule of big-race events. Drivers must finish in the top eleven positions in an A-Feature to score points. This year there were 133 drivers that earned points at the biggest races in the United States. There was a tie for 40th place so 41 drivers made the team this year.

“The schedule was a big challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic wiping out races left and right,” said Bobby Gerould, editor of HammerDownUSA.com. “We kept adjusting and we finished with 59 races that counted toward All-HammerDown! status. The year Kyle Larson had behind the wheel was truly jaw-dropping. The fact that he races midgets, sprint cars, and champ-dirt cars is exactly what being a racer’s racer is about.”

Two drivers continued their streak of making the All-HammerDown! Team in each of the 18 years since the honor was created in 2003. The legendary duo is Daryn Pittman, and Donny Schatz. Six drivers made the All-HammerDown! team for the first time in their careers: Cap Henry, Buddy Kofoid, Anthony Macri, Austin McCarl, Cannon McIntosh, and Dominic Scelzi. The age range of the 40-driver team extends from McIntosh at age 17 to Sammy Swindell at age 65.

The 18th annual All-HammerDown! Team, in alphabetical order:

Rico Abreu – St. Helena, CA. – Age 28. Rico made the All-HammerDown! Team for the eighth year in a row. He started the 2020 season by winning his preliminary night and following up with a strong fifth place finish in the Chili Bowl (Tulsa Expo Center, Tulsa, OK.). Abreu won the All-Star sanctioned, Attica Ambush (Attica, OH.) as well as six other A-Mains in 2020. He won feature races in Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.
Jacob Allen – Hanover, PA. – Age 26. Allen made the All-HammerDown! Team for the third time in his career. He broke through with his first World of Outlaws feature win in 2020 (Dodge City, KS.). Allen finished eighth in WoO points, with seven top-five finishes. His best Racer’s Racing Series finish was a third in the WoO visit to Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA.)
Brady Bacon – Broken Arrow, OK. – Age 30. Bacon made the All-HammerDown! Team for the eleventh time in his career. Bacon won the USAC National Sprint Car Championship for the third time. He was the best at the Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville (Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA.), one of his eleven wins on the season. Bacon finished fourth at the Smackdown at Kokomo (Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, IN.)
Brian Brown – Grain Valley, MO. – Age 42. Brown came through in the clutch to make his tenth consecutive All-HammerDown! Team. With a fifth-place finish in the World of Outlaws, Last Call (The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC.), Brown secured his spot. He captured his fourth Knoxville Raceway 410 track championship in 2020.
Tyler Courtney – Indianapolis, IN. - Age 26. “Sunshine” won the Sprint Car Smackdown at Kokomo and he finished second in USAC National Midget points. He was fifth in Indiana Midget Week points, and fifth at the Corn Belt Nationals (USAC National Sprint Cars) at Knoxville, IA. In a winged Sprint Car, Courtney finished seventh in the Tuscarora 50 (Port Royal, PA.) and seventh with the World of Outlaws at Kokomo. This is Courtney’s fourth straight All-HammerDown! selection.
Lance Dewease – Fayetteville, PA. – Age 55. Dewease won the Tuscarora 50 for the seventh time in his career. The Hall of Fame member (2018) took home $53,000 for that victory. Dewease raced to the checkered flag first on six occasions in 2020. He was runner-up against the World of Outlaws in the Williams Grove Summer Nationals (Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA.). This is his eleventh All-HammerDown! selection.
Danny Dietrich – Gettysburg, PA. – Age 32. Dietrich earned All-HammerDown! status for the eighth year in a row. He won 13 A-Mains in 2020, including eight at Lincoln Speedway (PA.). He won the Central PA. Sprint Car Series championship for the third time. His best night in a HammerDown! points earning event was a fourth-place finish in the Bob Weikert Memorial (Port Royal, PA.).
Cory Eliason – Selma, CA. – Age 29. Eliason made the All-HammerDown! Team for the fourth time in his career. He finished as runner-up in the final All-Star Circuit of Champions points, winning three A-Mains in the series. Eliason’s biggest victory of 2020 came with the All-Stars at Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD) in August. He was third in the Knoxville 360 Nationals (Knoxville, IA.)
Shane Golobic – Fremont, CA. – Age 29. Golobic made the All-HammerDown! Team for the third time in the last four seasons. His best points earning night in Racer’s Racing Series action was a stout second place finish at the Knoxville 360 Nationals. “Sugar Shane” finished fifth on the second night of the World of Outlaws sanctioned “One & Only” at Knoxville. Golobic won A-Mains in 2020 spread across Huset’s (SD), and California tracks: Chico, Marysville, Placerville (2), Stockton, and Watsonville (Ocean Speedway).
Justin Grant – Ione, CA. – Age 30. Grant made the All-HammerDown! Team for the fourth year in a row. He was the 2020 USAC Silver Crown champion, finished fourth in the USAC National Sprint Car standings, and eighth in the National Midget points. Grant was runner up in the Corn Belt Nationals as well as runner-up in Indiana Sprint Week.
David Gravel – Watertown, CT. – Age 28. Gravel made the All-HammerDown! Team for the ninth year in-a-row. He won the Williams Grove Summer Nationals as well as the opening night of the “Grove’s” National Open. Gravel posted seven World of Outlaws feature wins, with 30 top-five finishes. He scored BIG wins at Charlotte (Last Call), Eldora (Governor’s Reign), Knoxville (One & Only night two), and Lernerville (Commonwealth Clash, Sarver, PA.).
Sheldon Haudenschild – Wooster, OH. – Age 27. Sheldon had his best season yet. He finished fourth in World of Outlaws points, winning seven A-Mains, with 28 top-five finishes. Among his biggest wins: WoO at Kokomo Speedway, WoO at Huset’s Speedway, the Night Before the Ironman (I-55 Raceway, Pevely, MO.), and the WoO July stop at Lincoln Speedway (PA.). This is Haudenschild’s sixth straight All-HammerDown! selection.
Cap Henry – Bellevue, OH. - Age 30. Henry won a dozen feature events in 2020 on his way to his first All-HammerDown! Team nod. Henry won the $13,000 top-prize at the Pete Jacobs Memorial (Wayne County Speedway, Orrville, OH.). Henry was track champion at Attica Raceway Park, and he totaled the most points in AFCS events. Henry upset the All-Stars, winning three times in just nine starts in 2020.
Tim Kaeding – San Jose, CA. – Age 42. Kaeding is one of just four drivers that have made the All-HammerDown! Team 17 times. His best HammerDown! points earning nights were a fourth with the World of Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, KS.), and a sixth-place finish on the opening night of the Jackson Nationals (Jackson, MN.). “TK” won a 360 Sprint Car feature at Huset’s in September.
Kraig Kinser – Age 36. Kraig made his 13th career All-HammerDown! Team. He scored a third place run on the final night of the World of Outlaws fourth of July stop at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, WI.). Kinser finished tenth in the final Word of Outlaws standings. He had eleven top-ten finishes on the season.
Buddy Kofoid – Penngrove, CA. – Age 19. Kofoid earned his first All-HammerDown! selection. In his rookie season on the USAC National Midget circuit, he finished fourth in points. Kofoid was seventh in the Chili Bowl final and he was third in the Indiana Midget Speedweek points. Kofoid also had a strong showing in the Sprint Car Smackdown at Kokomo, with a fifth-place result.
Kyle Larson – Elk Grove, CA. – Age 28. Larson dominated in 2020. He won 45 feature events across Winged Sprint Cars, Midgets, and Champ Dirt cars (also had a late-model win to make it 46 wins). Among his biggest victories: The Chili Bowl, Indiana Midget Week, The Brad Doty Classic (Attica Raceway Park, Attica, OH.), the Ironman 55 (Pevely, MO.), the Capitani Classic (Knoxville, IA.), and the Bettenhausen 100 (Springfield, IL.). He won 22 of the 59 races that counted toward HammerDown! points.
Carson Macedo – Lemoore, CA. – Age 24. Macedo earned his fifth All-HammerDown! Team selection. He won the $21,000 top-prize at the Tarlton Classic (Keller Auto Speedway, Hanford, CA.), as well as one World of Outlaws feature in 2020. Macedo finished fifth in WoO points, with 14 top-five runs. He also captured a USAC Western States Midget A-Main in Hanford.
Anthony Macri – Dillsburg, PA. – Age 21. Macri made the All-HammerDown! Team for the first time in his young career. He won eleven A-Mains in 2020, nine coming behind the wheel of a winged 410 sprint car. Macri won the $20,000 top prize at the Jim Nace Memorial (Selinsgrove Speedway, Selinsgrove, PA.). Macri was runner-up in the Tuscarora 50 and he was on the podium at both nights of the Weikert Memorial at Port Royal (PA.). Macri finished third in the World of Outlaws sanctioned Summer Nationals at Williams Grove.
Ian Madsen – Saint Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia. – Age 36. Ian made the All-HammerDown! Team for the sixth time in his career. He had two top-five finishes with the World of Outlaws in 2020. Madsen’s best points earning nights in the Racer’s Racing Series came in All-Star Circuit of Champions action, where he finished fourth at Huset’s Speedway in August and fourth at Attica (OH.) in September.
Kerry Madsen – Saint Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia. – Age 49. Kerry won the Knoxville 360 Nationals. He was runner-up on the opening night of the World of Outlaws event at Cedar Lake Speedway. He also posted a second place run in the Rayce Rudeen Foundation race (Plymouth, WI.). Madsen is the all-time international leader in making the All-HammerDown! Team. 2020 marks Kerry’s 14th selection.
Brent Marks – Meyerstown, PA. - Age 30. The hard-charging Marks won four A-Mains, with 24 top-five finishes in 2020, following a “true outlaw” schedule. Among his best runs toward All-HammerDown! status was a second-place finish vs. the World of Outlaws in May at I-55 Raceway and a runner-up result in the WoO sanctioned Nittany Showdown at Port Royal. This is Marks’ sixth career All-HammerDown! honor.
Austin McCarl – Altoona, IA. – Age 27. Austin made the All-HammerDown! Team for the first time in his career. “The Big Unit” had a strong season, scoring his first win in an All-Star Circuit of Champions event (Jefferson, SD.). He was runner-up in the Knoxville Raceway points. McCarl’s best finish toward All-HammerDown! status was a second place run with the World of Outlaws on the opening night of the Jackson Nationals.
James McFadden - Ormeau, Queensland, Australia. - Age 31. Driving for Kasey Kahne Racing, McFadden won the Jason Johnson Classic (Lake Ozark Speedway, Eldon, MO.). He had nine top-five finishes with the World of Outlaws in just 22 starts. McFadden was runner-up in the Outlaws’ September stop at Huset’s Speedway. He finished second in the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville. This is McFadden’s third All-HammerDown! nod.
Cannon McIntosh – Bixby OK. – Age 17. McIntosh earned his first career All-HammerDown! Team honor. The teenager won his preliminary night at the Chili Bowl and he finished third in the final showdown. He completed his USAC National Midget season fifth in points. McIntosh was eighth in Indiana Midget Week points. He won events in Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma in 2020.
Daryn Pittman – Owasso, OK. – Age 42. Pittman finished seventh in World of Outlaws points with one win (Lawton, OK.) and a dozen top-five finishes. He was strong at the Jackson Nationals with a runner-up on night two and a third-place result on the final night. Daryn was runner-up at the DIRTCar Nationals at Volusia (FL.). Pittman is one of two drivers to make every All-HammerDown! Team (The other is Donny Schatz).
Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, IN. – Age 22. “PPM” made the All-HammerDown! Team for the second time in his career. He finished ninth in the final World of Outlaws points. Price-Miller won a WoO feature event (34 Raceway, West Burlington, IA.) and posted 23 WoO top-ten finishes. His best points earning nights toward All-HammerDown! status came with fourth place runs on the second night of the Jackson Nationals and the final night of the WoO stop at Cedar Lake Speedway.
Freddie Rahmer – Salfordville, PA. – Age 24. Freddie made the All-HammerDown! Team for the third year in-a-row. He won the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway (PA.) track championships in 2020. Rahmer captured eight A-Main victories. He was on the podium on the opening night of the National Open, and he was runner-up during PA. Speedweek at Grandview Raceway (Bechtelsville, PA.).
Aaron Reutzel – Clute, TX. – Age 30. Reutzel won his third consecutive All-Star Circuit of Champions points title in 2020. He captured 15 feature wins, while managing to get 82 races under his belt in the challenging COVID era. Reutzel won the Jim Ford Classic (Fremont Speedway, Fremont, OH.) to close the All-Stars schedule. He was runner-up in the Dirt Classic at Lincoln (PA.). This is Reutzel’s fifth All-HammerDown! selection.
Dominic Scelzi – Fresno, CA. – Age 23. Dominic earned his first career All-HammerDown! Team honor in 2020. In only a dozen starts with the All-Stars, Scelzi won a feature event and posted seven top-five finishes. He finished second in the series’ $20,000-to-win stop at Huset’s in early August. He posted fourth place runs at both the Tarlton Classic (Hanford, CA.) and the Rayce Rudeen Foundation race (Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, WI.)
Gio Scelzi – Fresno, CA. – Age 19. Scelzi made the All-HammerDown! Team for the third consecutive season. Gio split time between stock car racing and winged sprint cars in 2020. His best points earning night toward All-HammerDown! status was a third-place finish in the Rayce Rudeen Foundation race. Gio was runner-up at Williams Grove Speedway in the Jack Gunn Memorial.
Donny Schatz – Fargo, ND. - Age 43. Schatz won the Williams Grove National Open as well as the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup (Lernerville Speedway) in 2020. He captured five World of Outlaws A-Mains on his way to a third-place finish in the final series standings. Schatz is one of only two drivers (Daryn Pittman is the other) to make every All-HammerDown! Team since it was conceived in 2003.
Logan Schuchart – Hanover, PA. – Age 28. Schuchart capped a great season with a victory in the World of Outlaws’ Last Call (The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Concord, NC.). He won seven WoO A-mains en route to being runner-up in series points. He scored big wins at the Jackson Nationals and The DIRTCar Nationals at Volusia (FL.). Schuchart was also victorious on the legendary dirt of Devils Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX.) and The Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, IN.)
Logan Seavey – Sutter, CA. – Age 23. Seavey earned his second All-HammerDown! selection. Seavey opened the season with a strong fourth place finish at the Chili Bowl. Seavey won twice in the POWRi Midget Series. He finished seventh in the final Indiana Sprint Week points, as well as seventh in the Sprint Car Smackdown at Kokomo. Seavey also competed as a rookie in the USAC Silver Crown Series, finishing eleventh in points.
Tim Shaffer – Aliquippa, PA. – Age 53. Shaffer made the All-HammerDown! Team for the 16th time in his career. Shaffer’s best point scoring night toward All-HammerDown! status was a third-place finish at the Pete Jacobs Memorial (Orrville, OH.). He won one All-Star Circuit of Champions feature (Attica, OH.). He was sixth in the All-Stars Attica Ambush and he posted two top-ten runs with the World of Outlaws.
Shane Stewart – Bixby, OK. – Age 44. Stewart made the All-HammerDown! Team for the 17th time in his career. He won the opening night of the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway. Stewart also captured a World of Outlaws win at Lakeside Speedway. He was on the podium at the Ironman 55.
Brad Sweet – Grass Valley, CA. – Age 34. Sweet won the World of Outlaws championship for the second year in a row. He won eight WoO A-Mains and finished in the top-ten 85% of the time with the series. Sweet swept the Independence Day weekend events at Cedar Lake Speedway. Sweet is one of only a dozen drivers who have made the All-HammerDown! Team at least 14 times.
Sammy Swindell – Germantown, TN. - Age 65. Sammy is still getting it done. In his 50th season of professional race-driving, Swindell tackled Pennsylvania Speedweek. He finished third at Grandview Speedway and third at Hagerstown Speedway (Hagerstown, MD.). Sammy finished in the top-ten both nights of the World of Outlaws’ June stop at Knoxville. This is Sammy’s 12th All-HammerDown! Team selection.
Logan Wagner – Harrisonville, PA. - Age 30. Wagner earned his second consecutive All-HammerDown! Team acknowledgement. He won the Port Royal track championship for the third time in his career in 2020. He finished fourth on the opening night of the Bob Weikert Memorial and he was in the top-ten at the Tuscarora 50, the Nittany Showdown, and in the finale of Pennsylvania Speedweek, all at Port Royal.
Chris Windom – Canton, IL. – Age 29. Windom earned his tenth career All-HammerDown! selection in a year that saw him drive to the USAC National Midget Championship. “Big Daddy” won eight features in 2020 combining midgets and non-winged sprint cars. He finished as runner-up in the USAC National Sprint Car points, and third in the USAC Silver Crown final standings. Windom was second in 2020 Indiana Midget Week points and third in the Indiana Sprint Week standings.
Brock Zearfoss – Jonestown, PA. – Age 30. Zearfoss clearly established himself further as a racer to be reckoned with. The “Jonestown Jet” finished third in the Dean Knittel Memorial (Portsmouth Raceway Park Portsmouth, OH.) and fourth in the 360 Nationals. He won two A-Mains in 2020 and scored 22 top-five finishes.

Sources: Jim Allen, AllStarSprint.com, Tyler Altmeyer, Dirtvision.com, FullyInjected.com, Hoseheads.com, Bryan Householder, Lance Jennings, Richie Murray, P.J. Petersen, Jacob Seelman, SpeedSport.com, SprintSource.com, Joseph Terrell, TJSlideways.com, TonyStewartRacing.com, USACRacing.com, Walkapedia.com, Lonnie Wheatley, WorldofOutlaws.com.

 

 

California Dreamin’; Austin McCarl Lands Tarlton Motorsports Ride for 2021 Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- With a new year on the horizon comes new opportunity. In 2021, Austin McCarl will jump at a new opportunity as he will head west and take over driving duties for Tarlton Motorsports.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to drive the iconic No. 21 for the Tarlton family,’ Austin McCarl said. “I really am so thankful for Tom and Tommy Tarlton and I’m excited to get to work for the season ahead with (Crew Chief) Paul Baines.”

For McCarl, the new endeavor checks off a lot of boxes for him personally, as he had hoped to find an opportunity to venture out in 2021. A fixture at Knoxville Raceway over the years, McCarl will now set his sights on the King of the West crown as Tarlton Motorsports will again focus on the California based series with the rest of the schedule to be determined.

“This is a huge opportunity, and it allows me to travel a bit around the country and get a ton of experience in California,” McCarl added. “After a really strong 2020 season I was hoping to put something together to venture away from Knoxville and gain experience on short tracks, and California provides just that.”

McCarl joins Tarlton Motorsports after a very strong 2020 season that saw him capture his first career All Star Circuit of Champions feature event win to go along with two podiums with the series, as well as three Top-Five finishes. The Altoona, IA native also picked up a career best finish with the World of Outlaws by way of a runner up finish at Jackson Motorplex.

‘The Big Unit’ was also victorious during his season at Knoxville Raceway as he captured a preliminary night win during the 360 Nationals, picked up an additional win during the season as he finishes second in points.

“I can’t wait to get started,” McCarl said. “I am really looking forward to Paul Baines, who is someone I think wants to win just as bad as I do.”

For longtime Tarlton Motorsports Crew Chief Paul Baines, he is just as eager to get going in 2021.

“Austin McCarl as really made some huge strides over the last couple of seasons, and we are thrilled to have him in our car this year,” Baines said. “He brings another dimension to our team, and I can’t wait for things to get rolling. The Tarlton family loves to race, and I truly thank them for providing us with great equipment to do this again.”

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.

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

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports’ next event is TBA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

To keep up with Austin McCarl, follow him in twitter @AustinMcCarl17a.

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Port City Raceway :The Next Chapter

Tulsa, Oklahoma (December 29, 2020) With the New Year brings new ownership and management to Port City Raceway. Bixby, Oklahoma native Shane Stewart has acquired the facilities and looks forward to the future of micro racing in Tulsa.

While Stewart has taken ownership, the Ross and Eubanks families will still be heavily involved with the day to day and race day operations to ensure a successful transition for the Stewart Family.

When asked why Port City Raceway, Stewart said “I felt like it was a huge opportunity for a few reasons. One, it was a way for me to give back to racing. Two, it was a way for me to move my family back to Oklahoma and still be a part of the racing scene. Three, Port City is a staple in the micro scene and I feel like I can grow that.”

Stewart has formed a partnership with his former car owner and friend Kevin Rudeen of Spokane, Washington. Rudeen, a long time supporter of motorsports had this to say about the partnership, “I’m proud to be partners with Shane Stewart. This is a way I can give back to racing to keep young people in the sport and help the sport grow.”

“Shane is a great fit for the track. He has the same passion as we do for racing & the racers.” Said Mike Eubanks, he went on to say, “We feel he will take it to the next level.”

With the 2021 schedule being released recently, Stewart had this to say about the upcoming season. “The major thing this year will be learning how things work on a nightly basis. Going from driving to being a promoter is going to be a huge change for me, but one that I am excited to learn. If things work out the way I hope they do I plan on adding a new event here and there to the schedule and see how things go. The track has a strong following now and I hope that Jenn and I can grow that.”

For more information about Port City Raceway please visit http://portcityraceway.net Be sure to also follow us on FaceBook and Twitter. We all look forward to seeing you at the races.

 

 

Champion Oil Announces Stirling Lubricants as Racing and Performance Distributor of the Year

(Clinton, MO 12.29.20) Champion Brands, LLC, a globally recognized industry manufacturer of chemicals, lubricants, motor oils and additives; announced this week that Stirling Lubricants of New York was selected as their Distributor of the year. https://www.championbrands.com/

“The Champion Racing & Performance Distributor of the Year award is our most respected and highest honor,” stated Karl Dedolph Director of Racing and Performance products at Champion. “Each year, the award seeks to recognize independent aftermarket distributors who display excellent customer service, business acumen, market knowledge and willingness to improve and evolve their business with industry and market changes. Finalists are chosen from customer satisfaction comments posted on different social media platforms that exemplify the tenets of the award.

Since 1985, Stirling Lubricants Inc. has been a trusted oil manufacturer and distributor headquartered in Rochester, NY. They produce exceptional quality cutting oils, stamping oils, quench oils, hydraulic, and way oils plus distribute branded high-performance and high-quality lubricants, including a wide range of chemicals.

“We are proud to represent Champion Oil,” stated Steve Stirling, President of Stirling Lubricants. “Their full line compliments our commitment to top-tier lubricants and strategic marketing. In addition, few companies give us such strong support and encouragement.”

“Champion understands the complexities of doing business in today’s market. Quality products are more than a commitment with them; high standards define the way they do business. Champion is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified and Registered Company.”

“Champion uses top tier additives and base stocks to formulate products for outstanding wear protection, fuel economy, high temperature stability, long-life protection, improved efficiency, oxidation resistance, lower evaporation, increased performance, friction reduction, and lubricant compatibility across a wide range of engine operating conditions and applications,” added Stirling. https://www.championbrands.com/products/

About the company: Headquartered in Clinton, Missouri, just 75 miles southeast of Kansas City; Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in lubricants and has been for over 65 years. Champion also produces and blends over 300 other products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and motor oils for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion contact your nearest Champion Distributor, or call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29

After the first two rounds of the WA Sprintcar Speedweek have been contested at the Perth Motorplex, the six-night super series heads to Bunbury Speedway this Friday, January 1.

Not only will it be round three of Speedweek, but it is also round six of the season-long Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

Bunbury ace Dayne Kingshott will head in the New Year’s Day clash on his home track as the points leader in the Maddington Toyota-backed championship.

He is one of the drivers to have played their Joker cards where drivers have until the Saturday January 9 round at the Perth Motorplex to double their points for that feature race - they each get to play it once and they must declare it at the drivers’ briefing before the show (there are four shows left before the deadline).

A strong field has nominated for the next show where the teams will be looking to tame the challenging Bunbury bullring.

Callum Williamson won the first round of Speedweek at the Perth Motorplex on Boxing Day from James McFadden and Brock Zearfoss.

Round two, also at the Motorplex on Monday night, went to McFadden, Zearfoss and James Inglis.

McFadden leads the Speedweek series from Zearfoss and Williamson.

Twenty three drivers will contest the Bunbury show that will be supported by 30 Limited Sprintcars and a good field of Wingless Sprints.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points: Dayne Kingshott 974 (Joker), James Inglis 954 (Joker), Kris Coyle 944 (Joker), Taylor Milling 906 (Joker), Ben Butcher 872 (Joker), Kaiden Manders 852, Callum Williamson 838, Jason Kendrick 832, Andrew Priolo 806, Bradley Maiolo 802, Jason Pryde 786, Matthew Cross 752, Cameron McKenzie 720 (Joker), AJ Nash 688, David Priolo 672, Trevor Jolly 616, Daniel Harding 610, Jaydee Dack 600, Jamie Oldfield 552, Shaun Bradford (Joker) 547, Ryan Lancaster 494, Tom Callaghan 470, Trevor Reynolds 420, Jack Williamson 376, George Eaton 334, James McFadden 296, Brock Zearfoss 290, Robbie Farr 278, Todd Davis 274, Paul Peet 258, Lynton Jeffrey 254, Jamie Maiolo 226, Daniel Hartigan 200, Scott Bogucki 174, Sean Zemunik 154, Murray Iwanow 116, Troy Lawson 104.

Speedweek points after two rounds: James McFadden 296, Brock Zearfoss 290, Callum Williamson 290, Robbie Farr 278, Kaiden Manders 276, Kris Coyle 272, Andrew Priolo 270, James Inglis 264, Jason Kendrick 260, Dayne Kingshott 258, Lynton Jeffrey 254, Jason Pryde 252, David Priolo 242, Brad Maiolo 240, Ben Butcher 238, AJ Nash 238, Matthew Cross 230, Taylor Milling 230, Jamie Oldfield 222, Trevor Jolly 218, Ryan Lancaster 178, Scott Bogucki 174, Daniel Harding 152, Trevor Reynolds 110, Jaydee Dack 108, Cameron McKenzie 106, Sean Zemunik 104, Todd Davis 50.

Bunbury nominations: USA1 Lynton Jeffrey, 2 Dayne Kingshott, 3 Callum Williamson, 4 Cameron McKenzie, 8 Andrew Priolo, 9 AJ Nash, 11 Jason Kendrick, V14 Robbie Farr, 14 Jason Pryde, 17 James McFadden, 18 Trevor Jolly, 25 Taylor Milling, 26 David Priolo, 41 Daniel Harding, 42 Ben Butcher, 60 Kaiden Manders, 63 Todd Davis, 77 Brad Maiolo, 79 Kris Coyle, 83 Daniel Hartigan, 94 Matthew Cross, USA 95 Brock Zearfoss, 96 Scott Bogucki.

Upcoming rounds:

Speedweek Rd3 - Bunbury Speedway - Friday, January 1

Speedweek Rd4 - Ellenbrook Speedway, Saturday, January 2

Speedweek Rd5 - Perth Motorplex, Wednesday January 6

Speedweek Rd6 - Perth Motorplex, Saturday, January 9

 

 

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards announces 2021 schedule

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – December 28, 2020…Russell Motorsports Inc. has officially released the 2021 schedule of events for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards. The California based Winged 360 Sprint Car series is set to contest its fourth season of competition after not holding any races this past year due to COVID-19.

With terrific cooperation amongst promoters there will again be no conflicts between the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and King of the West-NARC, giving fans the opportunity to catch each series on several weekends throughout the Golden State. There will also be a pair of shows held on the same night with KWS-NARC, bringing the best of the best in California to the same track on the very same evening. The tour is excited to also welcome three new venues to the mix in 2021.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is pleased to welcome back Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards and Hoosier Racing Tires as major sponsors for the upcoming season, which gets underway with the first of two appearances at Placerville Speedway on Saturday March 27th.

The tour then returns to Placerville on Saturday June 12th for the 30th running of the “Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial” alongside KWS-NARC. It marks the initial occasion SCCT takes part in the prestigious event and the first time it will be held on the familiar red clay.

The always hooked up and racy Petaluma Speedway will play host to a trio of Sprint Car Challenge Tour events in 2021. Those dates will occur on Saturday April 24th, June 19th and October 16th. The Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds based 3/8-mile clay oval always provides non-stop action and much of the same is expected this season. Petaluma Speedway always offers an efficiently run program, getting fans in and out by 10pm each night.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour will again be part of the annual “Peter Murphy Classic,” this time however, at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. The SCCT 360s are set to sanction the opening night portion on Friday May 14th before the Kings of Thunder Winged 360s cap the event on Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. The tour also returns to Keller Auto Speedway later in the season for the annual “Cotton Classic” on Friday October 8th.

After joining the Sprint Car Challenge Tour slate in 2018, the Merced Speedway returns once again this coming season for a full-point event on Saturday July 31st. The tour will also compete in Merced during a special non-point show on Wednesday November 24th. The quarter-mile clay oval is becoming one of the raciest tracks in California, making both nights can’t miss affairs on the schedule.

As is tradition the Sprint Car Challenge Tour will crown a champion during the 38th annual “Tribute to Gary Patterson” at the Stockton Dirt Track alongside King of the West-NARC. The tour will also be in action at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds for an evening of non-stop competition during Independence Day weekend on Saturday July 3rd.

Among the new tracks to hit the Sprint Car Challenge Tour schedule will include Marysville Raceway on Sunday May 30th as part of Memorial Day weekend. The night of racing at the quarter-mile bullring marks the 21st running of the “Mel Hall Memorial” and is another pinnacle event added to the slate.

For the first time the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will also welcome the famed Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico to the schedule. The tour will be in action at the high-banked quarter-mile on Saturday May 1st for the “David Tarter Memorial.”

Also new to the mix will be the popular Ocean Speedway in Watsonville on Saturday August 21st, when the Sprint Car Challenge Tour takes part in the 61st running of the prestigious “Johnny Key Classic.” The Key is always an event fans look forward to each year and will be a cornerstone on the 2021 schedule.

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.

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Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards 2021 Schedule

Saturday March 27: Placerville Speedway (Spring Fever Frenzy)

Saturday April 24: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday May 1: Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico (David Tarter Memorial)

Friday May 14: Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford (Peter Murphy Classic)

Sunday May 30: Marysville Raceway (Mel Hall Memorial)

Saturday June 12: Placerville Speedway (30th Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial w/KWS-NARC)

Saturday June 19: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday July 3: Stockton Dirt Track

Saturday July 31: Merced Speedway

Saturday August 21: Ocean Speedway in Watsonville (61st Johnny Key Classic)

Friday October 8: Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford (Cotton Classic)

Saturday October 16: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday November 6: Stockton Dirt Track (38th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson w/KWS-NARC)

Wednesday November 24: Merced Speedway (Non-Point Special Event)

 

 

Russell Motorsports Inc. releases diverse schedule for the Placerville Speedway in 2021

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – December 28, 2020…Set to enter year six under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway has released its schedule of events for the upcoming 56th season of competition.

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

The 2021 season starts off with a Test and Tune on March 13th followed by the opening point race dubbed as “First Responders Night” on Saturday March 20th. A total of 16 weekly championship point races will be held throughout the season, with points paying divisions comprised of Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks. The weekly action will open on March 20th and concludes on August 28th.

The annual “Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial” featuring the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour will hit the Placerville bullring for the first time on Saturday June 12th. The top Winged Sprint Car drivers from around the Golden State will grace the red clay for the 30th running of the event in one huge evening of competition.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will also open their fourth season of action during the “Spring Fever Frenzy” at Placerville Speedway on Saturday March 27th, while the King of the West-NARC Series returns to the track for opening night of the “Fastest 5 Days in Motorsports” during a special Wednesday showcase on August 25th.

Continuing to gain steam the annual “Nor*Cal Posse Shootout” returns once again with a slight twist, as it moves to Labor Day weekend on Saturday and Sunday September 4th and 5th. Winged 360 Sprint Cars will headline the two-night card with more details to follow as the event gets closer. The always exciting and tight-knit Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association will also be in action each night at the shootout.

The USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars will invade the bullring for a pair of events in 2021, with those occurring on July 10th and October 9th. Both shows will be paired with the USAC Western States Midgets and Wingless BCRA Lightning Sprints, giving Nor-Cal fans a full night of traditional Sprint Car and Midget action. The Summer date will also see the inaugural appearance by the Western RaceSaver 305 Sprinters. As is tradition the Placerville fan base will also enjoy a trio of visits by the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour.

Following a successful debut this past season California IMCA Speedweek returns to Placerville Speedway on Friday May 7th. That night will be sure to see a pit area full of IMCA Dirt Modifieds and IMCA Sport Mods, before coming back on Saturday with a weekly point show dubbed as “Mother’s Day Madness.” The annual “Tilford Tribute” will be headlined this coming season by the Tri-State Pro Stock Series on Saturday April 24th, with it also showcasing the Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks.

Among the electrifying additions to the schedule this coming year includes the return of the “49er Gold Rush Classic” featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. It marks the 10th ever appearance by the “Greatest Show on Dirt” to the quarter-mile bullring and much to everyone’s delight will now occur on a weekend date.

One of the more anticipated events of the season will be the second running of the Elk Grove Ford “Hangtown 100” in November. The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets and USAC Western States Midgets will tackle the speedway for what is scheduled to be three exciting nights of competition on November 18th, 19th and 20th. The BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints round out the bill each evening.

Other special events that highlight the schedule include the 18th annual “Tribute to Al Hinds” on April 10th, Mountain Democrat “Kids Bike Night” on May 15th, the annual “Freedom Fireworks” showcase on Sunday July 4th, Thompson’s “Fan Appreciation Night” on July 24th, the 16th annual “Mark Forni Classic” on August 7th, “Legends Night” on August 14th, the Malicious Monster Truck “Insanity Tour” on September 24th and 25th and MLM Tractor Pulls on October 2nd.

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

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Placerville Speedway 2021 Schedule Celebrating 56 years of Grassroots Racing

Saturday March 13: Test and Tune | 2pm-4pm. Pit Gate Opens at noon. Grandstands are closed Saturday March 20: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks | First Responders Night/ Championship Opener Saturday March 27: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Lightning Sprints | Spring Fever Frenzy

Saturday April 3: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday April 10: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | 18th annual Tribute to Al Hinds Saturday April 17: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Lightning Sprints Saturday April 24: Tri-State Pro Stock Series, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks | Tilford Tribute

Friday May 7: IMCA Dirt Modifieds and IMCA Sport Mods | California IMCA Speedweek Saturday May 8: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Lightning Sprints | Mother’s Day Madness Saturday May 15: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks | Mtn. Democrat Kids Bike Night Sunday May 23: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars

Saturday June 5: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Lightning Sprints | Dads and Grads Night Saturday June 12: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards | 30th Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial

Friday June 18: El Dorado County Fair (Mutton Bustin and Rodeo) Saturday June 19: El Dorado County Fair (Wheelbarrow Races) Sunday June 20: El Dorado County Fair (Rubicon Rock Crawl)

Saturday June 26: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Carnett Clash

Sunday July 4: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks | Freedom Fireworks Saturday July 10: USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars, USAC Western States Midgets, Van De Pol Western RaceSaver Sprints and Wingless BCRA Lightning Sprints | Gold Dust Fever Saturday July 17: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour Saturday July 24: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night

Saturday August 7: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars| 16th annual Mark Forni Classic Saturday August 14: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour | Legends Night Wednesday August 25: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and BCRA Midgets | Fastest 5 Days in Motorsports Opener Saturday August 28: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and BCRA Lightning Sprints | Coors Light Big Trophy Championship Night

Saturday September 4: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Nor*Cal Posse Shootout Sunday September 5: Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Nor*Cal Posse Shootout

Saturday September 18: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | 49er Gold Rush Classic

Friday September 24: Malicious Monster Trucks | Insanity Tour Saturday September 25: Malicious Monster Trucks | Insanity Tour

Saturday October 2: MLM Truck Pulls

Saturday October 9: USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars, USAC Western States Midgets and Wingless BCRA Lightning Sprints | Prospector Pandemonium

Saturday November 13: Night of Champions Awards Banquet

Thursday November 18: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets plus Wingless BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints | Hangtown 100 Friday November 19: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets plus Wingless BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints | Hangtown 100 Saturday November 20: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midgets plus Wingless BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints | Hangtown 100

Saturday December 11: Annual Swap Meet 9am-1pm – Pit Gate opens at 8:30am – Rain or Shine

*Tentative and subject to change pending fans

 

 

MIKE THOMPSON GOING “ALL-IN” WITH WINGED AND WINGLESS 360 SPRINT CARS IN 2021

Holland, PA- December 27, 2020 –After a spectacular 2020 season in 600 Micro Sprints, Mike Thompson and Thompson Motorsports are transitioning to focus exclusively on their winged and wingless 360 Sprint Car program for 2021. The 3rd generation, 16 year old driver completed his 4th year in 600 Micro Sprints in 2020. He won 14 feature events at 4 different speedways and had a total of 27 Top 3 feature finishes on the season. His speed and consistency bagged him a track championship at Greenwood Valley Action Track and landed him on top of the Area Auto Racing News Northeast Feature Winners list for 600 Micros. He also topped the Specialty Rigging Race Chasing Points Series in 2020, had the most 600 wins at Linda's Speedway, and was the leading feature winner in the nation in Hyper Chassis. Mike also ran 4 events in 2020 with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Car Series and garnered 4 top 12 feature finishes.

For 2021 Mike and the Thompson Motorsports team will contend the full schedule of races in both the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club winged 360 Sprint Car Series as well as the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast 360 Sprint Car Series. As both organization's schedules are yet to be finalized it's unclear if the team will have any conflicting dates, but they are hoping to be able to run complete schedules with both Sprint Car groups. The experience gained by running a handful of wingless 360 shows over the last 2 seasons has the team excited to run the full USAC East Coast Series schedule. The team is equally excited for Mike to make his winged sprint car debut with URC. Although Mike has not yet turned a lap in a winged sprint car, much of his success in 600 Micro Sprints has come with the wings on, and his smooth driving style is very well suited to winged racing. Also, the Thompson family racing story shares in much of the rich history of URC. Mike's dad Len spent the majority of his driving career racing 410 Sprint Cars but did make a handful of URC starts in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Additionally, Mike's grandfather Bruce was a URC competitor for 10 seasons in the 1980's and 1990's and owns 4 career URC feature wins. Mike's grandmother Bev was also a URC competitor in the early 1990's and was one of URC's first female drivers. Bruce served on the URC board of directors for several years and also served as club President for a time, while Bev served as a URC media member and columnist for several seasons.

Sponsorship for the Thompson Motorsports Team comes from Thompson Motor Service, IGA of Middleburg, AutoPlus Auto Parts, Pat Pletcher CPA, Cash for Houses, and Gene Franckowiak. Scrappy’s Auto Service handles all of the body and paint work for the team, Bowen Lettering provides professional lettering services, APS Powder Coating takes care of all the teams powder coating, and Tear Off Apparel produces the team's apparel. The team is proud to utilize and have support from Maxim Chassis and Kriner's Racing Engines. Product sponsors include ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, DMI, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Jones Racing Products, Kelly Racing Fuels, Newlin Bar Service, Precise Racing Products, Rowlands Performance, and Simpson Performance Products.

For more information contact us at tms1921@hotmail.com and keep up with the latest Thompson Motorsports info on social media. On Facebook, search “Mike Thompson – Thompson Motorsports” and follow Mike on Instagram @ thompson_motorsports_11

 


 

FloRacing Becomes Official Streaming Partner for Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (December 28, 2020) — In less than a month, racers and fans from across the country will be flocking to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway on January 22, 23, and 24 for the inaugural Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. While we hope that you’ll be able to join us at the track, if you can’t, you’ll still be able to watch all of the action from the three-day miniseries live from the comfort of your home.

All three nights of the much-anticipated miniseries will be available both live and on-demand at www.FloRacing.com.

Every lap of every race will be included in the broadcast as announcers, Blake Anderson and Chet Christner, provide play-by-play commentary, while Haley Shanley works pitside to serve up interviews and in-depth analysis. Additionally, multiple camera angles along with instant replays will be part of each night’s live stream.

“We’ve got a lot of exciting new additions to the FloRacing.com platform and this is definitely one that has already created a lot of buzz. We already worked out a deal to bring the Wild West Shootout (January 9-17, 2021) to FloRacing, and now we are pleased to say we’ll be bringing the Wild Wing Shootout to the platform as well,” commented Michael Rigsby, who is the Vice President of Motor Sports Rights and Strategy at FloRacing. “Hearing names like Schatz, Stewart, Abreu, Dewease, Reutzel and Kaeding already committed to the event, gives us great excitement, and we look forward to bringing the entire three-day miniseries to the world via FloRacing.com.”

One of the industry’s fastest-growing, dedicated motorsports platforms, FloSports continues to consolidate the best of grassroots dirt track racing onto one digital destination. FloRacing has experienced a 450% growth in subscribers since January 2020, demonstrating the viability of this category to the future of motorsports streaming.

For more information, please visit www.FloRacing.com.

Advanced reserved seating tickets for the inaugural Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway continue to be available for online purchase. Three-day reserve seat packages are selling quickly and additional reserve seating is being added almost daily.

Reserved tickets for all three days is available at a discounted price of $95.

To order your tickets as well as to find all ticket pricing details, please visit www.wildwingshootout.com/buy-tickets/.

Winged Sprint Car aces Tony Stewart, Donny Schatz, Rico Abreu, Lance Dewease, Cory Eliason, Tim Kaeding, Dominic Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel, D.J. Netto, C.J. Leary, Colby Copeland, Tucker Klaasmeyer, Ryan Timms, Tanner Carrick, Blake Carrick, Charles Davis Jr., and Giovanni Scelzi are among the list of drivers who have already voiced an intent to compete in the three-race swing.

The brand-new event will find 410 c.i. Winged Sprint Cars competing for a $7,000 top prize in the Friday, January 22 opener, while the program on Saturday posts a $10,000 winner’s check. The final night of the event will see a $10,041 top prize on the line. The extra “41” is in tribute to the late, great Jason Johnson, who was a great friend to event sponsor Chad Stevens with Premium Coach Group.

An Open Practice Session is slated for Thursday, January 21.

As the prospective Sprint Car field continues to grow, so does the likely list of IMCA Modified entries. Drivers including, Casey Arneson, Ethan Dotson, Chad Stevens, Troy Morris, Paul Stone, Michael Scruggs, Brandon Schmitt, Chaz Baca, and Cody Laney have already tossed their names into the hat as likely entrants. Each of the three programs spanning January 22, 23, and 24 posts a $1,000 winner’s check for the IMCA Modified division.

For anyone unable to attend, all three nights of racing can be viewed live at FloRacing.com.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts is additionally made possible by FK Rod Ends, Mesilla Valley Transportation, SportTruck RV, DirtDraft.com, FloRacing.com, Premium Coach Group, Earnhardt Auto Dealerships, Border Tire, Hoosier Race Tire, Speedway Motors, VP Racing Fuels, Toste Construction, WKD Electric, California IMCA Speedweek, FinishLine Graphics, and Beaver Stripes Custom Graphics.

Full event details can be found at www.WildWingShootout.com.

Additionally, please make sure to follow us on social media at: Facebook: @WildWingShootout Twitter: @WingShootout Instagram: @WingShootout


 

 

Brock Zearfoss showing success in first two rounds of Western Australia Speedweek

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PERTH, Australia (December 28, 2020) – The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss is having zero trouble becoming acclimated with competing Down Under for car owner Sean Carren and has already turned a pair of Western Australia Speedweek starts into back-to-back top-five finishes, kicking things off with a third-place run at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on Saturday, December 26. The former All Star, who recently committed to a full season with the Greatest Show On Dirt, started from the pole position during his first Australian feature, the result of a victory during the first of two dashes.

Perth Motorplex, certainly a staple on Australia’s west coast, hosted the first two nights of Western Australia Speedweek with the second round conducted on Monday evening, December 28. Keeping his new found rhythm intact, the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native started from the pole position yet again and battled on for another podium run, this time improving one position from two nights prior to finish second to James McFadden. Zearfoss led early before surrendering the top spot McFadden, eventually battling back for a late race surge against the former Australia Sprint Car Champion. Zearfoss peaked his nose ahead of the Monte Motorsports No. 17 late, but McFadden powered ahead, securing the bottom groove to keep Zearfoss at bay.

“It’s been a blast down here. Perth is a tough place to figure out. The track changed a lot over the last two races, but that’s ok. We’ll be ready for when we come back after the New Year,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the AAA Metal Recycling, Goldstar Transport, No. 95W sprint car. “I can’t thank Sean Carren enough for this opportunity. It has been an absolute dream come true to come to Australia to race. I’m confident we have what it takes to get a win while I’m here.”

Brock Zearfoss and Sean Carren will continue their Western Australia Speedweek campaign with a pair of starts on January 1-2, this time visiting Bunbury Speedway on New Year’s Day, followed by a stop at Ellenbrook Speedway on January 2. The 2020/2021 edition of Western Australia Speedweek will conclude with another doubleheader at Perth Motorplex on January 6 and January 9.

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, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 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:
2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: N/A
Top-5s: 2
Top-10s: 2
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: N/A
Top-5s: N/A
Top-10s: N/A

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth Motorplex on December 28.

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING UNVEILS 2021 SLATE OF EVENTS

WATSONVILLE, CALIF. (December 24, 2020) – The 2021 Western Midget Racing schedule has been released with five different venues across California and Arizona that will play host to the fastest growing dirt open wheel series in the west. The series will visit Adobe Mountain Speedway, Ventura Raceway, Ocean Speedway, Petaluma Speedway, and a fifth venue To Be Announced across 29 planned races. Separate championships will be awarded with the complete format to be released at a later date.

WMR is designed to be an affordable local and regional alternative to national level midget racing. The division utilizes stock production 2.4 and 2.5L inline four-cylinder engines.

The series routinely competes during major events at its tracks and that tradition continues in 2021. WMR will compete at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville during both the Howard Kaeding Classic and the 61st Johnny Key Classic. At Ventura Raceway, WMR competition will be paired with all three rounds of USAC’s Battle at the Beach for USAC West Coast 360s. The visits to Petaluma will also be paired with USAC competition.

Arizona competitors will have eight tries to conquer the bullring at the Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, fresh off a successful test of the WMR cars last weekend.

Fresno’s David Prickett, Watsonville’s Tyler Slay, and San Diego’s Darren Brent scored victories during an abbreviated six race campaign in 2020. Prickett and Brent spilt the series’ inaugural stops at Petaluma, while Slay scored his second-career win with an exciting triumph at his home Watsonville on August 7th. Prickett scored the victory in the other three Ocean Speedway events of the year.

Action for the 2021 Western Midget Racing series gets underway on January 30th at Adobe Mountain Speedway, with the slate concluding on November 14th at Adobe Mountain as well.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

2021 Western Midget Racing schedule

January 30 Adobe Mountain Speedway

February 27 Adobe Mountain Speedway

March 20 Adobe Mountain Speedway

March 26 Ocean Speedway

April 3 Ventura Raceway

April 10 Adobe Mountain Speedway

April 16 Ocean Speedway

May 1 Ventura Raceway

May 8 Adobe Mountain Speedway

May 14 Ocean Speedway

May 15 Petaluma Speedway

May 22 TBA

June 5 Ventura Raceway

June 11 Ocean Speedway

June 25 Ocean Speedway

June 26 Ventura Raceway

July 16 Ocean Speedway

July 30 Ocean Speedway

July 31 Petaluma Speedway

August 7 TBA

August 21 Ocean Speedway

August 28 Ventura Raceway

September 11 Ventura Raceway

September 18 Adobe Mountain Speedway

October 2 Adobe Mountain Speedway

October 10 Petaluma Speedway

October 16 Ventura Raceway

October 30 Ventura Raceway

November 13 Adobe Mountain Speedway

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour to Launch A New Podcast Series, PST Weekly

Contact: Paul Harkenrider

PST Media

(Sodus, NY) After what was an unprecedented 2020 racing season, the Patriot Sprint Tour just recently launched a new series, PST Weekly. A podcast that focuses on connecting with the 360 Sprint Car congregation here in the Northeast.

“I am very excited for this new podcast and we have already received a lot of great feedback” commented PST Media director, Paul Harkenrider. “You listen to the Open Red Podcast and hear all the great stories and the rich history of the World of Outlaws where I know we can bring that type of content to this region as well.”

So far guests that have joined the show are the Joe and John Trenca, Jordan Poirier as well as former series champions, Bryan Howland, and Scott Kreutter. You can currently listen to these full-length interviews on YouTube by searching “PST Weekly”.

“Sometimes you want to have these types of interviews at the racetrack, but you always seem to run out of time whether you are in the pits or on the track in victory lane” Harkenrider continued. “I am hopeful that the fans can listen to this whether its on their way to work or in the shop, wherever and however they want.”

This podcast will not just be about drivers as the plan is to also interview the crew guys, product partners, family members, and even on track staff.

“We are very thankful for the drivers but there are so many people that make this division of racing in the Northeast so special and I think this is the perfect spotlight to give them the recognition they deserve.” Harkenrider said. 

PST Weekly’s Podcast interview with Scott Kreutter just recently launched on both Spotify and Apple Podcasts. All the other interviews that are currently on YouTube only will also make it to those platforms for a more user-friendly experience while listening.

Those interested in becoming a marketing partner to the show can contact Paul Harkenrider at paul@patriotsprinttour.com or by phone at 607-237-6372.

In other PST related news, the 2021 is coming together nicely with several staple tracks returning to the schedule with possible returns to some for the first time in several years. Please be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com for the latest on off season racing news. You can also like Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by following @PatriotSprints. 

 

Links to listen to PST Weekly (Be sure to subscribe and share!)

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGQbHSjEDalaAr4GaGaAWFQ/videos

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5e1YdK3lrnrt722e6QAMUV?si=W-NXFbQbQcKzeAnVyoOiog

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pst-weekly/id1544454122?i=1000502064510

 

 

Premier Speedway Ticketing To Commence

Premier Speedway’s Ticketing will launch into action, some 24 hours later than anticipated, when the switch is flicked for the Members Pre-Purchase from 9am on Thursday December 24, 2020.

The pre-Christmas bonus comes just 24 hours after it looked like the potential for the January 1st meeting to get up and running was slim, after Ambulance Victoria withdrew its services, thus leaving the venue inoperable until a replacement could be sought.

Many phone calls later, compromise and even some great suggestion from our race fans, it would appear that all should be in readiness for the January 1 start to what is the somewhat different looking 2020-21 season.

The Members sale will be somewhat reduced in time, with the priority access being available from 9am until 2pm, at which time any of the strictly limited 1000 seats that remain will go on sale to the general public.

This limit of 1000 will hopefully lift to a more viable number in-the-near future as a part of the State Governments Event Framework.

All members have been forwarded an individual code for use in the Members Only Sale, while from 2pm this will not be required. Members are asked to keep this code handy as it may again be required ahead of the Club’s planned second meeting of the season on Sunday January 10.

The Management and Staff of the Premier Speedway Club would like to thank all of our members for their understanding and patience with regards to last nights issue as we all hope we can look forward to Christmas and then onto January 1 for our opening meeting of the season as presented by our loyal partners Fresha.

 

 

Larson Lands Top Spot in 2020 STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings!

Lonnie Wheatley, BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (December 23, 2020) – Coming off an historic dirt track racing season, it is little surprise that Elk Grove, CA, native Kyle Larson topped the 2020 edition of the STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

Racking up in excess of $400,000 in 46 overall race wins alone, 32 of those came in the Winged 410 Sprint Car ranks to land Larson the number one ranking by 361 points over Brad Sweet.

Larson topped the win charts with both the World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions, posting a dozen WoO wins and 14 All Star triumphs along with another half-dozen in Central Pennsylvania including four en route to the Central PA Speedweek title.

Making his first appearance among the final STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings, Larson relegated 2019’s top-ranked Brad Sweet to second in 2020.

Sweet picked off ten wins in 2020 as he raced to a second consecutive World of Outlaws championship and finished among the final top two in STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings for the fourth year in a row.

Logan Schuchart recorded seven wins in 2020 to post his best final ranking of third with David Gravel among the top-five for the fifth year in a row in fourth.  After reeling off a third consecutive All Star title, Aaron Reutzel rounded out the 2020 top five for his second top-five ranking in as many years.

Sheldon Haudenschild climbed a pair of positions to sixth with Donny Schatz in seventh.  Posse rep Danny Dietrich is among the top-ten for the seventh year in a row in eighth with Brent Marks and Anthony Macri completing the top ten.

Along with Larson, Marks and Macri both broke into the top ten for the first time while Schatz ranks as the only driver to finish among the top ten in the STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings each of the eight years since its inception in 2013.

The Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings are brought you to by STIDA.  Formed in 1998, STIDA (Short Track Independent Drivers and Associates) is an international company serving the safety and insurance needs of drivers competing in any country.  Get covered now by calling 1-800-378-4608 or get more information by checking online at www.stida.com.

The STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Rod End Supply Winged 360s and www.midgetmadness.com Midgets along with the STIDA Late Model Power Rankings.

A look at this year’s Top 100 in STIDA Winged 410 Power Rankings is as follows:

Rank

Name

Hometown

Wins

Points

2019 Rank

2018 Rank

2017 Rank

2016 Rank

2015 Rank

2014 Rank

2013 Rank

1

Kyle Larson

Elk Grove, CA

32

1431

34

25

32

48

199

NR

40

2

Brad Sweet

Grass Valley, CA

10

1070

1

2

2

6

10

8

39

3

Logan Schuchart

Hanover, PA

7

1003

5

11

24

16

42

81

19

4

David Gravel

Watertown, CT

9

931

3

3

3

5

21

9

34

5

Aaron Reutzel

Clute, TX

13

892

4

7

71

103

131

NR

NR

6

Sheldon Haudenschild

Wooster, OH

7

874

8

16

20

18

28

75

152

7

Donny Schatz

Fargo, ND

5

848

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

8

Danny Dietrich

Gettysburg, PA

13

781

7

6

7

9

4

10

12

9

Brent Marks

Myerstown, PA

4

729

28

32

39

13

13

18

11

10

Anthony Macri

Dillsburg, PA

9

703

26

42

99

NR

NR

NR

NR

11

Carson Macedo

Lemoore, CA

4

693

10

10

22

109

57

126

259

12

Cory Eliason

Santa Cruz, CA

4

690

9

23

50

75

192

163

287

13

Freddie Rahmer

Salfordville, PA

8

595

12

15

18

44

86

108

NR

14

Rico Abreu

St. Helena, CA

5

582

16

22

19

17

24

22

35

15

Daryn Pittman

Owasso, OK

2

556

6

5

5

2

9

2

2

16

Kerry Madsen

St. Marys, NSW

0

544

22

13

6

14

7

3

20

17

Lance Dewease

Fayetteville, PA

6

526

18

19

15

26

26

12

5

18

Brock Zearfoss

Jonestown, PA

2

517

14

26

21

49

87

267

260

19

Shane Stewart

Bixby, OK

2

482

11

9

4

4

3

11

26

20

Ian Madsen

Sydney, NSW

0

437

17

21

10

19

20

15

43

21

Cap Henry

Bellevue, OH

12

410

31

33

82

42

35

111

44

22

James McFadden

Warnambool, QLD

1

366

24

82

52

132

61

62

220

23

Parker Price-Miller

Kokomo, IN

1

362

33

20

37

36

47

231

NR

24

Brian Brown

Grain Valley, MO

3

361

15

18

13

20

27

24

21

25

Jacob Allen

Hanover, PA

1

350

51

35

254

89

305

443

187

26

Cole Duncan

Lockbourne, OH

10

344

40

31

17

28

36

28

52

27

Giovanni Scelzi

Fresno, CA

0

316

21

27

66

NR

NR

NR

NR

28

Cale Conley

Vienna, WV

2

312

62

65

121

NR

NR

NR

NR

29

Paul McMahan

Elk Grove, CA

0

282

32

17

44

63

11

4

4

30

Bill Balog

Fairbanks, AK

12

278

30

37

16

23

33

31

17

31

Zeb Wise

Angola, IN

1

268

178

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

32

Dylan Cisney

Port Royal, PA

2

266

48

90

64

117

119

294

86

33

Austin McCarl

Altoona, IA

1

255

61

47

68

86

152

261

248

34

Dominic Scelzi

Fresno, CA

2

241

36

53

89

100

74

138

118

35

Logan Wagner

Harrisonville, PA

1

241

29

76

114

148

124

125

NR

36

Tim Shaffer

Aliquippa, PA

4

234

13

4

8

29

30

30

9

37

Brian Montieth

Phoenixville, PA

1

226

20

24

26

21

14

21

10

38

A.J Flick

Apollo, PA

6

214

43

72

84

74

78

124

NR

39

Chad Kemenah

Alvada, OH

1

208

59

14

12

10

18

40

37

40

Tim Kaeding

San Jose, CA

0

208

35

50

38

31

22

50

7

41

Hunter Schuerenberg

Sikeston, MO

3

207

113

60

72

107

129

403

NR

42

Ryan Smith

Kunkletown, PA

0

206

23

28

23

34

38

46

95

43

Chase Dietz

York, PA

0

186

60

172

166

156

162

NR

NR

44

Nate Dussel

Bradner, OH

2

178

65

129

NR

NR

112

NR

NR

45

Lucas Wolfe

Mechanicsburg, PA

0

176

27

12

11

12

12

26

81

46

Trey Jacobs

Wooster, OH

0

168

117

121

210

144

NR

NR

NR

47

Tyler Courtney

Indianapolis, IN

1

165

NR

NR

NR

236

299

273

241

48

Tony Stewart

Columbus, IN

0

165

38

36

74

NR

NR

368

65

49

T.J. Stutts

Liverpool, PA

0

162

56

55

53

135

207

NR

234

50

D.J. Foos

Fremont, OH

2

159

37

136

34

119

90

139

75

51

Carl Bowser

Cabot, PA

3

157

70

101

83

94

109

39

68

52

Buddy Kofoid

Penngrove, CA

3

157

25

104

107

268

NR

NR

NR

53

Lee Jacobs

Dalton, OH

0

157

68

40

31

121

83

41

121

54

Brandon Spithaler

Evans City, PA

2

155

141

146

147

133

138

122

82

55

Kyle Reinhardt

New Oxford, PA

1

146

73

NR

257

311

212

190

376

56

Mike Wagner

Harrisonville, PA

1

143

99

94

102

125

92

79

74

57

Spencer Bayston

Lebanon, IN

2

141

88

49

58

191

NR

NR

NR

58

Justin Peck

Monrovia, IN

0

135

42

115

146

NR

NR

NR

NR

59

Jade Hastings

Grand Forks, ND

6

134

89

85

109

147

151

245

NR

60

Austin Pierce

Grand Forks, ND

8

132

92

69

42

60

52

60

59

61

Greg Wilson

Benton Ridge, OH

0

131

47

71

59

58

19

37

46

62

Kraig Kinser

Bloomington, IN

0

126

39

57

27

22

73

34

38

63

Brandon Rahmer

Salfordville, PA

1

123

104

106

108

145

187

254

NR

64

Jac Haudenschild

Wooster, OH

0

122

76

41

73

51

93

25

24

65

Stuart Brubaker

Fremont, OH

1

118

115

62

90

76

66

113

203

66

Jeff Halligan

Ephrata, PA

1

118

181

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

67

Jordan Goldesberry

Springfield, IL

1

117

112

128

175

151

103

141

165

68

Matt Juhl

Tea, SD

0

117

105

74

138

160

228

403

NR

69

Kasey Kahne

Enumclaw, WA

0

112

316

116

187

175

215

NR

NR

70

Billy Dietrich

Biglerville, PA

0

111

192

NR

151

127

183

136

124

71

Skylar Gee

Leduc, AB

0

110

64

193

251

388

405

NR

NR

72-tie

Alan Krimes

Denver, PA

1

109

45

66

49

27

39

23

15

72-tie

Travis Philo

Waterville, OH

1

109

63

58

54

53

195

99

132

74

Jack Sodeman, Jr.

N. Jackson, OH

2

105

85

75

75

47

55

80

33

75

Joey Montgomery

Fredericktown, MO

6

104

83

163

78

73

68

76

67

76

Craig Mintz

Gibsonburg, OH

0

103

126

51

144

83

67

45

41

77

Steve Buckwalter

Royersford, PA

1

102

93

77

119

99

48

118

71

78

Matt Campbell

Fawn Grove, PA

0

102

134

158

69

222

NR

NR

NR

79

Tim Wagaman

Hanover, PA

0

100

254

166

234

218

294

207

NR

80

Byron Reed

Monclova, OH

0

99

78

70

35

30

32

35

47

81

Sye Lynch

Apollo, PA

2

96

84

135

196

209

441

351

NR

82

Dan Kuriger

New Brighton, PA

0

96

177

213

120

128

111

225

138

83

Scott Neitzel

Beaver Dam, WI

0

95

101

112

67

65

72

74

70

84

Sammy Swindell

Germantown, TN

0

95

146

97

112

35

43

42

22

85

Terry McCarl

Altoona, IA

0

94

52

45

55

37

15

16

28

86

Cale Thomas

Fairland, IN

0

93

199

86

128

130

171

277

NR

87

Lynton Jeffrey

Prairie City, IA

0

92

110

107

111

102

71

91

129

88

Blane Heimbach

Selinsgrove, PA

1

90

100

131

103

87

169

57

27

89

Chad Trout

Dover, PA

1

90

54

63

116

338

NR

NR

NR

90

Josh Baughman

Odessa, TX

0

90

157

269

300

276

327

NR

NR

91

Jake Blackhurst

Hanna City, IL

1

88

66

54

86

179

150