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Can Kerry Claim Classic Number Four?

The 2020 Classic field will be riddled with previous Classic Champions, one of whom will be the pilot of the Krikke Motorsport W2 – Kerry Madsen.

Madsen who is the 2005, 2007 and 2008 Classic winner, will return to Warrnambool in search of number four, after finishing fourth in 2019 and having recorded a further three podium finishes in 2009 (3rd), 2012 (3rd) and 2016 (2nd).

Having recently kicked off his 2019-20 season campaign, that will again include an arduous World Series Sprintcars Tour, with a win in the Western Australian Sprintcar Title, the Mad Man is sure to be one of the pre-Classic favorites, a ranking that should be afforded one of the best drivers in the caper.

Kerry’s American season saw him record two feature race wins during the Knoxville Raceway Track Championship season, as a part of a season that saw him also target all of the Big Events across the USA.

The 2005 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion and four-time Australian Sprintcar Champion will again enjoy the spoils as afforded him aboard the W2 Krikke Motorsport Maxim, which in 2019-20 boasts the support of Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Bunbury Toyota, PWR Performance Products, Mobil, HRP and Maxwill Race Engines.

Joining Madsen in the field will be another of the sports up and coming drivers, Queensland’s Cody Maroske.

Maroske will be behind the wheel of the Erhart Motorsport Q5 Triple X, which will source its horsepower from a Inglis racing Engines package.

The 2020 Classic will be a debut appearance at the event for Maroske although the early signs are that he will lack nothing in car speed as he tackles the Sungold Stadium at the biggest event of the season.

The always immaculately prepared Erhart Motorsport entry will venture to Warrnambool with the support of SP Tools, Mobil 1, Kwana, Team Navy, GW Racing, Woodeson Excavations, Revolution Racegear, Mats Rus and Daimler Trucks Toowoomba. Mitchell Gee is another driver who will return to Classic duties in 2020, driving the N65 KRE powered Maxim for Gavin Norman.

Gee is no stranger to Sungold Stadium, having competed there for a variety of car owners with some mixed fortunes along the way.

For the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, Gee will be supported by Sydney Karting Warehouse, SOS Maintenance, Badass Graphics, Barellan Freighters and Simpson Racegear.

All race fans are reminded that on-line ticket sales for not only the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic but every meeting of the 2019-20 season at Sungold Stadium commenced on October 21.

The 2020 48th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar

Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2019 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Gunner Ramey has landed a ride for the upcoming Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TULSA, Okla. – Reigning POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micro League champion Gunner Ramey has landed a ride with Jack Yeley for the upcoming Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.

Ramey, from Sedalia, Mo., will pilot the No. 0G Ripper-Fontana with support from Glenn Styres Racing, Ohsweken Speedway, Jeff Taylor and Enriam Dynamics as he makes his debut showing at the Chili Bowl.

The 17-year-old will compete against an all-star cast of midget racers as he contends for rookie-of-the-year honors in the crown jewel event, which will be just his second-ever start in a midget car.

“I’m chomping at the bit to get started,” said Ramey. “It has been a pretty crazy year, with the (micro) championship and winning that. That was a really cool accomplishment and we had a very good year within the micros, so this is really the next step and felt like the right move for me. It’s definitely very high quality equipment, and there will be a lot of knowledge and a lot of good people around me.

“I’m very excited to get going with it and see what we can make out of it.”

Ramey didn’t win a race this season in POWRi Outlaw Micro competition, but he did compile perfect attendance across the 17-race schedule and scored 12 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes along the way, defeating runner-up Joe B. Miller by 370 points in the final tally.

Winning the championship was a big boost to his efforts of finding a Chili Bowl ride, said Ramey.

“We had a really good year and really consistent year, and a lot of people saw that, I think,” Ramey noted. “It kind of helps when you’re going into something like this, to be able to say that you won a national championship. That kind of adds to your resume a little bit.

“Honestly, I really wasn’t planning on running the Chili Bowl, just because as far as working on stuff for next year, I didn’t really want to go in and say, ‘Hey, let’s drop seven or eight grand for a good Chili Bowl ride,’” Ramey continued. “But myself and my dad and Jeff (Taylor, from Rockwell Security) worked on this and then got involved with Jack and Judy Yeley and talked to them a lot … and we just kind of got working on it.

“Fortunately I was able to work the deal out with all of them to make a Chili Bowl ride happen.”

Ramey’s debut midget start came at Lake Ozark Speedway in his home state on May 26, during a POWRi National Midget League and POWRi Western Midget League co-sanctioned event.

Though he only finished 15th in that race, Ramey caught Taylor’s eye and seeds for the future were planted.

“I guess Jeff liked what he saw in me there and after that, we got in contact with him and just stayed in regular contact with him,” explained Ramey. “I’ve used him as a soundboard or a resource, you know, just to throw ideas at him and talk to him for advice and stuff like that as far as the racing business goes. That’s been the biggest thing for me with Jeff, has been talking to him about the racing business and how to go about everything on that side. He’s taught me a lot there.”

While Ramey wants to win like any other driver, he knows that going into an event like the Chili Bowl Nationals, he has to pace himself and keep his goals realistic as he enters the week-long sojourn.

“I’m a little bit nervous, but I’m definitely excited,” Ramey said of his impending Chili Bowl debut. “It’s one of those deals where for me, obviously I want to do the best I can, but at the same time I look at it and go, ‘Well, we need to set attainable goals and just go into it really focused on just getting better every time we’re on the track.’ I want to make some good laps. I don’t need to go in there thinking I’m going to win the thing. Everyone wants to win, but you have to set realistic goals.

“For us, I think we can make the prelim night A-main, and I just want to pass cars every time we’re on the track and get better every time we hit the track,” Ramey added. “If we can make some good laps and consistent laps, and hopefully if we pass some cars every time we’re on the track and we can make the prelim night A-main, then we can put ourselves in a solid position for success. I think that’s definitely a big thing in itself. If we can get there and pass some cars and do the best we can to set us up for Saturday, then they’ll know we’re there and it would be a really great week for us in Tulsa.

“But like I said, my biggest goal is making the main on my prelim night and going from there.”

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals takes place Jan. 13-18 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Christopher Bell is the three-time defending winner of the event.

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

McClure and Evans Join Forces

While their individual plans for the 2019-20 season were quite different, it seems the stars have aligned for 360 Sprintcar drivers Shaun McClure and Dan Evans, who have decided to commence a partnership that has already seen Evans steer the McClure family-owned machine throughout multiple events.

Having often competed against each other in the Wingless Sprints class prior to moving into 360 Sprintcars, the rivals turned teammates always had a bit to do with each other at the track and had kept in touch over the years, paving the way for what would later become an encouraging pairing.

Stepping into 360 Sprintcars in 2016 after three seasons in Wingless Sprints, McClure experienced varied success. However, it seemed to be plagued with ongoing engine problems that came to a head midway through the 2018-19 season, sidelining him just as he was finding his feet with setup and increased pace.

Making the decision with his dad Paul and uncle Allan Mason to strip the engine down and rebuild it on a budget, McClure struck gold when renowned engine builder Bryan Galley offered his expertise to the father and son, while John Sidney also assisted with identifying mechanical gremlins.

It was a message from Evans, who had planned to spend the 2019-20 season on the sidelines, that sparked McClure to offer him the driver’s seat.

“Dan and I always got on great and we were always willing to lend a hand to each other in terms of setup advice, so it’s great to have him in our car,” commented 30-year-old McClure, from the small town of Irymple near Mildura, Victoria.

“We’ve been lucky that Dan fits in the car without any modifications, which has made things easier, and coming from the same racing background, we have a similar driving styles but Dan has been able to find some added speed.”

Getting off to a challenging start and struggling to find the setup during their practice session, Evans travelled to Mildura’s Timmis Speedway with Paul and Mason for the second All Stars Series round and things were looking up, with a win in his second heat race and an outside second row start for the feature race.

Despite becoming involved in a crash on the opening lap, causing significant damage to the car, Evans still managed to cross the finish line in sixth place.

Carrying some pleasing form into another series round at Murray Bridge Speedway, Evans lined up fourth for the feature race, but once again fell victim to another first-lap incident, ultimately being relegated to rear of field. On the restart, Evans stuck to the low line, making quick work of many of his rivals as he went from 14th to an impressive fourth.

Following some additional changes to the car, the team arrived at Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Raceway only to find that more work was required as the engine wouldn’t fire. Working tirelessly on the tools, Evans made it out on track, eventually earning another fourth-place start for the feature race.

Wasting no time in taking control of second place, Evans quickly caught up to series and race leader Michael Tancredi, pipping him for first place and looking likely to claim the outfit’s maiden victory. However, the mechanical dramas aboard the Chev-powered VA # 8 Viking Projects Concreting and Bobcat Services supported U-MAX Maxim Chassis dashed their hopes yet again.

“We’ve been picking up some strong results at each of our race meetings, but some bad luck and mechanical woes have prevented us from finishing feature races,” explained Evans, a 23-year-old from Lyrup, SA.

“I’m still learning the new car and engine package, but so far I’ve been qualifying better in Shaun’s car than I was in my own. It would have been nice to get the win at Horsham and we definitely have a top-three car, we just need to avoid the bad luck and try to get the mechanics under control.

“I have to say a huge thanks to Shaun for giving me the opportunity to race his car as I wouldn’t be on the track if it weren’t for him, along with Paul and Allan for their help at the track. There’s a great family vibe within this team and we’re having a lot of fun.”

Taking each race as it comes, the team plan to continue the season together, hoping to bank as many All Stars Series points as possible. Their next outing will be this Saturday night for a club show at Murray Bridge Speedway, followed by another All Stars Series round at Timmis Speedway the week after.

McClure and Evans are proudly supported by the following 2019-20 season sponsors: Viking Projects Concreting and Bobcat Services Mallee Performance Oils PennGrade Fast Print Studio Faint Obsession Savage Shots Photography Total Equipment Solutions Hoosier Tire Australia

To find out more about the McClure and Evans duo, follow their progress by joining their Facebook group: JAMR.

 

 

HD INDUSTRIES BACKS BRODY ROA’S 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE

(Cypress, CA, December 12, 2019) Southern California Sprint Car championship contender Brody Roa is pleased to announce that HD Industries will be backing his racing efforts throughout the 2020 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series campaign.

The announcement came after a meeting with HD Industries officials just before Roa hopped on a plane to head to this week’s Performance Racing Industries Trade Show in Indianapolis. Roa and the team are ecstatic to have the HD Industries logo on the side panels of the famous Shaver powered BR Performance sprint car for the upcoming campaign.

“It means everything to have HD Industries back on board with us for the 2020 season,” Roa said from the airport before departing to Indy. “We want to go out and win the CRA championship for them. With their help and help from our other sponsors, we feel we have a good shot at doing that.”

In addition to HD Industries, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, Baldwin Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, Wilwood Brakes, Biker Bruce Fisher and Norma Leonard are already on board for 2020. The team hopes to announce additional sponsors after the PRI show.

In 2019, Roa competed full time in both the USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Series. He won five main events between the two and finished third in the USAC/CRA title chase. In addition, he won the Southwest Series championship. For the 2020 season, things will change a bit.

“We will be running the #91R car in the USAC/CRA Series and will be looking for some rides to fill in the gaps in between those races,” the Garden Grove, California based racer said. “We want to keep the #91R fresh for the late-season USAC/CRA races. In addition, we will be running Tanner Grau’s car in some of the Southwest Series events. We are looking for opportunities in other series as well.”

For anyone who is looking for a championship and main event winning driver for their car during the 2020 season, contact Roa at the phone number or E-mail in this release. He will be available to race any night that is not in conflict with his regular racing calendar.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team and its marketing opportunities, 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/

 

 

Williamson Spending First Full Season in a Sprint Car on the Road With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (Dec. 12, 2019) - Garet Williamson is about to embark upon his biggest racing challenge yet.

The 19-year-old who drives for Bryant Paver is tackling the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 2020, when the series will feature more than 50 races in 17 states ranging from California to Pennsylvania and from Michigan to Texas.

"Go big or go home," Williamson quipped. "If we're going to do it you might as well do the whole thing. We want to learn as much as we can and make a name for ourselves."

The team formed toward the end of the 2019 season and competed in seven ASCS-sanctioned events. Williamson's best ASCS National Tour showing was a run from 22nd to 16th on Oct. 12 during the Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. His top sprint car result was a 10th-place finish with the ASCS Warrior Region on Oct. 5 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

"It's definitely a lot different," he said. "It's harder to be faster. Everyone is so good. It takes a lot of laps to be running up front. You have to be really consistent and can't mess up. It's a big learning curve."

Williamson began racing go-karts when he was 4-years-old. He transitioned into junior sprints before climbing into micro sprints at 10-years-old. Williamson has also spent time competing in a midget.

Now that the focus is on sprint car racing Williamson said the team only plans on running ASCS National Tour races in 2020.

"The goals are Rookie of the Year, no DNFs and to run in the top 10 as much as we can," he said. "We have a good group of guys behind us that want to see us succeed. As long as they keep pushing me and I push myself we can do anything."

The 2020 season kicks off February 28-29 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/garetw3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Garet-Williamson-Racing-572353479787934/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mid-Mo Equipment

Mid-Mo Equipment, which is based in Columbia, Mo., buys and sells large equipment, including trucks and trailers, construction equipment and agriculture equipment. For more information, visit http://www.Mid-MoEquipment.com .

"I lived by Bryant Paver, who owns Mid-Mo Equipment, when I was a little kid and we kept in touch," Williamson said. "I worked with him throughout high school and he sponsored me. It's turned into me driving for him and I'm very grateful for the support throughout the years."

Williamson would also like to thank Tiger Towing, JBC Transport, Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Champion Brands Announces Performance Brake Fluid for Electric Vehicles

(Clinton, MO / 12.12.19) Champion Brands, LLC; a major player in the global lubricants market, has developed a special DOT 5.1 brake fluid for performance and competition electric vehicles.

Champion EVolution X DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid is specifically for the needs of electric high-powered vehicles. The need for this special product is when the vehicle battery is full, the brake system can’t take advantage of regenerative braking and so the brakes will have to do all the work without any support from engine braking. This creates a need for a high dry and wet boiling point that also provides enhanced brake system corrosion protection.

Due to the electrical currents found near the brake system, a lower conductivity fluid is needed. Champion understands that recent developments in ABS, ESP, AD, and ADAS that vehicle are going to put greater emphasis on cycle time and frequency. This will place increasing demands on brake fluid viscosity and lubricity.

The new EVolution X 5.1 Brake Fluid is added to Champion’s EVolution X product line which includes fluid specially designed to meet the needs of current and next generation hybrid and electric vehicles. They include - Champion EVolution X DOT 3/4 Brake Fluid, Champion EVolution X Fluid for light vehicles and Champion EVolution XX Fluid for heavy vehicles.

Along with brake fluids, the other fluids used in electric vehicles require electrical insulation properties. The fluid must be insulating to prevent any arcing since it is going to be in close contact with the electrical and/or electronic components of the vehicle. Dielectric properties must remain stable throughout the time in spite of harsh operating conditions: particle abrasion, humidity, rising temperatures, and oxidation.

Power electronics and the electric engine must operate within a defined temperature range. Operating at higher than the desired temperature range inevitably reduces the vehicles’ service life, efficiency and power. The components are subject to heat evacuation at temperatures up to 180°C.

The fluid and new components of the electric vehicle are in direct contact. The fluids must be compatible with different types of materials in order to avoid the following consequences: swelling, breakage, corrosion etc. Copper is a fundamental material for these applications. Its high electrical conductivity makes it the main critical component used for electrical appendages, wiring, snaking, encircling, and windings. Therefore, Champion has formulated and developed fluids with excellent copper compatibility.

About Champion Brands, LLC, a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about 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

 

 

Lucas Oil Raceway

December 11, 2019

RevsRacing LLC is excited to announce that we will be bringing 3 events to Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis during the 2020 season. For automotive enthusiasts, the events will feel like it felt to be a kid in candy store. We will kick off season at the beginning of May, with the three day Indy Revolution. Racers will return in the middle of June for another three day event; the Indy Summer Nationals. We will finish up the season in October, with a one day event; the Indy Revolt.

Indy Revolution: May 7-8-9, 2020, 3 days of big money bracket racing, featuring Super Pro class and Pro Class. Nostalgia Muscle cars and Modern Muscle cars Index race on Friday. Saturday Features 10 thousand to win Footbrake Index race. Friday & Saturday Night will have Indy Street Outlaws & Knight Street Racing heads up racing. A car show, swap meet, and new vendors will be set up all three days. The event finale will be on the oval race track with Must See Racing Wing Sprint Cars & Midwest Compact touring Series. Must See Racing Wing Sprint Cars will be the first sprint cars to race on the famed oval since June 9, 2012, where Brian Gerster was the winner and set a new and current track record of 17.407.

Tickets are on sale Now, Extreme VIP Tickets and VIP Tickets include both events till Christmas. Go to www.fridaynightstreetracing.com

Indy Summer Nationals: On June18-19-20, 2020 RevsRacing will welcome home the Non-Wing Must See Racing Sprint Cars. The last winner at Lucas Oil Raceway in a non-wing sprint car was Bobby Santos III on August 18, 2011. The non-wing sprint cars will be racing on the oval June 20, 2020. Also racing on the oval will be the Midwest SuperModifieds, Super Cup Stock Cars Series, & the Midwest Compact Touring Series.

But wait, that is not all, once again, there will be 3 days of Super Pro Big Money Bracket Racing, with 400-500 of the best Super Pro Drag Racers in the country. With 50 Thousand to win on Friday June 19, 2020.

The Indy Street Outlaws and Knight Street Racing will return to the track on Friday and Saturday nights. The Car Show, swap meet, and new vendors will also be back in June.

Tickets are on sale Now, Extreme VIP Tickets and VIP Tickets include both events till Christmas.

Go to www.fridaynightstreetracing.com

Indy Revolt October 23, 2020 will Feature the Indy Street Outlaws & Hoosier No-Prep Series Championship. The race track surface will be untouched. It will be street racing at the track. Revs Racing’s mission is to provide street racers with more opportunities to race at the track. Their slogan is, “Taking the street back to the track”. In 2020, Revs Racing’s hopes to reduce street racing in Indiana by over 10%.

 

NASCAR CUP LEGEND KYLE PETTY TO APPEAR AT PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2020; ORANGE COUNTY SPEEDWAY 100TH ANNIVERSARY DISPLAY CONTINUES TO GROW

OAKS, PA December 11, 2019 . . . Former NASCAR Cup racer Kyle Petty will be a major attraction at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2020 fueled by Sunoco distributed by Insinger Performance Racecar & Trade Show on Saturday, January 18th. The three day show will be held January 17th - 19th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.

The son of seven time NASCAR Cup champion Richard Petty, now a popular NBC Sports racing analyst, will chat with show attendees and answer questions on Saturday afternoon of the show followed by a two hour autograph session running from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Kyle was an eight time winner in NASCAR Cup competition. He appeared in 829 races, finished in the top five in the NASCAR standings five times. He earned 173 top ten finishes.

In addition, Petty is acclaimed for his long history of philanthropic efforts. For 26 years, Petty has led the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, an annual cross-country motorcycle ride that raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction – a camp dedicated to providing enriching experiences for children with chronic and serious medical illnesses. The Camp was created by Petty and his family in honor of his late son, Adam Petty. To date, the Ride has raised more than $19 million for Victory Junction and other children’s hospitals, and is the most successful philanthropic event staged by any person in the NASCAR family.

The Motorsports show, which is celebrating its 36th year, attracts just about everything imaginable in motorsports filling 250,000 square feet of the Expo Center.

Middletown, New York’s Orange County Speedway will offer a huge 100th Anniversary display this year created by speedway historian Doug Dulgarian.

The display will feature an Orange County “Past, Present and Future” theme. Included will be the Behrent’s No. 3 dirt Modified which was driven to victory in the historical $100,000 to win Centennial race by Mat Williamson.

Brett Hearn’s Madsen Overhead Door No. 20, driven in the 2019 Eastern States 200, will also be on display. Hearn has since announced his semi-retirement from driving after earning more than 900 career victories and the 2019 Orange County Modified title.

Many Modifieds along with other divisions that have raced at Orange County over the years will be on display along with special exhibits.

Many drivers who have competed at the popular track during the last 100 years will be on hand to sign autographs on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

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

Many racing facilities and sanctioning bodies will be represented, using the show to announce their 2020 racing plans and schedules. The show will include over 200 race cars of all kinds.

Hotel rooms are available at the nearby Valley Forge Casino Resort at the special show rate of $91 per night. Call 610.354.8118 and be sure to ask for the Motorsports Show Room Block in the Valley Tower.

PPB Motorsports 2020 opens on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m., then at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The show closes at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

On Sunday, all children 12 and under are admitted FREE with a parent. A Little Miss pageant will be held as well as Big Wheel races.

Tickets are available daily at the door one hour before the show opens. To stay informed on the latest show news to obtain booth information or enter one of the competitions, check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618.

 

 

Scelzi Motorsports Hires Veteran Crew Chief Jimmy Carr to Lead Dominic Scelzi's Final Season on the Road

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi is making the 2020 season his last hurrah on the road and he's doing so in big fashion.

Scelzi Motorsports has hired veteran crew chief Jimmy Carr to operate the team, which will compete in California as well as stints throughout the Midwest to the tune of approximately 90 races.

"I'm extremely excited and eager to get rolling," Scelzi said. "Jimmy has been a friend of ours for a long time. The fact I can work with him is a dream come true. He's been successful in every venture he's taken in sprint car racing. He's done it all from driving to being a crew chief to being a team manager and he's done it successfully. I have high hopes for us."

Scelzi has taken on more responsibility at his family business - Scelzi Enterprises - in recent years. His position in the business world requires more time and a priority shift is in the making.

"It's bittersweet because my heart is with driving a race car," he said. "I'm not going to give that up. But I realize I need to take a step back with racing just in California. On the other side I have a family business that has been around for more than 40 years and we're more successful than ever. With me contributing it's lit a fire under me and has me excited to see how far I can go."

Scelzi noted the race team will likely kick off the season in late February, running mostly in California until heading to the Midwest in May.

"We're going to hit every race as we possibly can," he said. "We're going to start the third week in February and run until the last week in November. We'll run wide open as much as we can. We'll do more races than we've run before."

Scelzi enjoyed a career-best season in 2019 as he picked up eight feature victories, 28 top fives and 35 top 10s in 83 races.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sparco

Sparco is a leading manufacturer of racing gear, including suits, gloves, helmets, shoes and more. For additional information, visit http://www.SparcoUSA.com.

"They are by far the most comfortable racing suit on the market," Scelzi said. "They are the safest suit you can possibly buy and they are the best looking. I can't thank Sparco enough for everything they do for me and my brother every single year."

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

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series will hold its first non-winged event as a non-points special on June 20 at Lucas Oil Raceway

HOLLY, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro will host one of the most unique events in tour history at one of the Midwest’s most well-known facilities next season.

Announced Wednesday in advance of the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, Must See Racing will headline the inaugural Indy Summer Nationals, June 18-20 at Lucas Oil Raceway.

The three-day mega event will feature a host of drag racing on the LOR drag strip, while the Saturday night portion of the program will star the warriors of Must See Racing in a special non-points, non-winged showdown on the .686-mile oval.

Must See Racing will utilize Little 500 rules for the Lucas Oil special event, with the winner taking home a $4,000 payout from a purse of nearly $25,000 in total.

The Indy Summer Nationals will mark the first non-winged event in the history of the decade-old winged asphalt sprint car sanctioning body, a challenge and opportunity that MSR Founder and President Jim Hanks is eager to tackle next summer.

“Must See Racing has always prided itself on innovation, competition and entertainment for our fans, drivers and sponsor partners through the years, and we feel that we have all three of those boxes checked with the huge Indy Summer Nationals event coming up in June,” Hanks said. “We’ve put on some of the most exciting winged sprint car racing on pavement in the country over the last decade, and we hope to do the same with this special non-winged event at Lucas Oil Raceway, one of the premier facilities in the country. We look forward to the unique challenge that non-winged racing provides and showcasing that spectacle to our fans on June 20 during the Indy Summer Nationals.”

National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Tom Bigelow will serve as the grand marshal of the oval-track portion of the Indy Summer Nationals.

Bigelow was the 1978 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series champion and 1984 NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series champion.

He also raced in parts of 17 different Indy car seasons, with nine straight Indianapolis 500 appearances between 1974 and 1982 and a best finish in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing of sixth in 1977.

Joining the Must See Racing-sanctioned non-winged sprint cars on the Indy Summer Nationals oval-track card will be the Midwest Supermodified Series, the Midwest Compact Touring Series and the Super Cup Stock Car Series.

The Must See Racing portion of the Indy Summer Nationals will be taped for television broadcast on MAVTV as part of the award-winning SPEED SPORT presented by WorkAtHendrick.com series, hosted by industry veteran and SPEED SPORT President Ralph Sheheen.

“SPEED SPORT is thrilled to be working with Must See Racing and Jim Hanks for a fourth season in 2020, as we showcase these incredibly fast cars and talented drivers on our SPEED SPORT presented by WorkAtHendrick.com series on MAVTV,” said Sheheen. “Each year, we've had a new and exciting Must See event to cover and 2020 is no exception, as the series heads to the famed Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. We can't wait to add this venue to the already impressive lineup of Must See events we’ve broadcast on national television!”

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

 

 

Tickets Available for DCRP Awards Banquet Set for January 25

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (December 11, 2019) – Dodge City Raceway Park fans, racers and crew members alike will gather to enjoy an evening filled with food, music and awards at the Saturday, January 25, 2020, DCRP Awards Banquet to celebrate the 2019 racing season.

The festivities will take place at the Western Expo Center located adjacent to Dodge City Raceway Park at the intersection of US 56 and US 283 on the south edge of Dodge City, KS.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. and the awards ceremony to follow.

Tickets to the event are just $25 per person and must be ordered by January 18, 2020, to determine an accurate headcount. Tickets may be ordered by calling Gina Wilson at 620-339-9873 or Tommie Estes, Jr., at 405-238-8485. Fans and team members alike are encouraged to join in on the fun.

The top ten in points in all five divisions (Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks) that competed in at least 80% of the events will receive trophies and point fund money with eligible Little DCRP competitors recognized as well.

Drivers earning 2019 championships at Dodge City Raceway Park included Luke Cranston (DCRP Sprint Cars), William Nusser (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars) and Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

Inaugural Little DCRP champions included Tanner Johnson (Winged “A” Class), Zak Moore (Non-Wing “A” Class) Trey Zorn (Restricted “A” Class), Keenan Hernandez (Advanced Junior Sprint), Deekan McRoberts (Novice Junior Sprints), Gage Robertson (Adult Karts), Caleb Berthof (Junior Karts) and Caleb Crockett (Open Outlaw Karts).

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Chase Johnson Scores 11 Victories and Wins in All Six Classes He Tackled This Year

Inside Line Promotions - PENNGROVE, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2019) - Not only did Chase Johnson earn a career-best 11 feature victories in 2019, he also accomplished a new feat by winning in each type of race car he piloted this year.

Johnson was victorious in a 410 winged sprint car, a 410 non-wing sprint car, a 360 winged sprint car, a 360 non-wing sprint car, a midget and an outlaw kart.

"That's been my goal for a couple of years, to be good in any type of car I've gotten into," he said. "In years past I've felt like we were close, but it'd take me toward the end of the night to be as fast as we needed to start the night. To be able to win this year in all the different types of cars is really special.

"It's been a great year with a whole bunch of different teams. Hats off to all the teams that I'm with and am able to drive for because they're the ones that make it possible."

Johnson recorded feature victories at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20, May 11, June 30, July 13 and Sept. 2; and at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., on Oct. 26 and Nov. 29.

Johnson garnered a trip to Victory Lane with every team he competed with - Morris Motorsports, Thomas Family Racing, Tom Malloy, McClish Motorsports and his own team.

He finished the year with wins with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series, Sprint Car Challenge Tour, USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, POWRi/BCRA Midget Series and USAC Western States Midget Series.

"It was a great year overall," Johnson said. "Even without the wins we had great finishes where I felt like we were up front at almost every race. We had a great shot with almost every series we raced with and at every track. We had great race cars with every single one of the teams and we were able to put ourselves in contention for wins. I'm grateful for the opportunities and the success we achieved."

Johnson also finished 10th in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings. He ranked fourth with 50 feature laps led, second in heat race wins with seven and tied for third with one dash triumph.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chase.Johnson.Racing1

APPAREL -

Johnson has new t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PitStopUSA.com

PitStopUSA.com is an online motor sports superstore that offers more than 40,000 different circle track parts, supplies, tools and accessories from more than 400 of the premier brands in the industry. PitStopUSA.com specializes in racing safety equipment and is proud to offer the widest assortment anywhere. For more information, visit http://www.PitStopUSA.com.

"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."

Johnson would also like to thank Fire Suppression Engineering, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, Newman Freeman Racing, Flowmaster, Woodland Napa Auto Parts, VanLare Steering Repair, Wesmar Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, LRB Race Products, Champion Machine, Swift Metal Finishing and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Wins Numerous Races Across Several Platforms During Epic Season

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi established himself as one of the top drivers in the country this year thanks to a career-best season across numerous platforms.

Scelzi, who recently turned 18-years-old, captured nine feature victories, including wins with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series. He also added a triumph during his first career pavement late model race.

"Graduating high school and putting all my focus into racing showed," he said. "To win an Outlaws race early in the year and hit our stride the week before the Knoxville Nationals was huge. I was the most confident I've been going into the Nationals. If I had a bad night I'd rebound with a podium or a top five. It was an amazing year."

Scelzi, who became the youngest winner in World of Outlaws history in 2018, backed up the triumph by scoring a victory during the Patriot Nationals in May. He finished the year with six top fives and 13 top 10s during 27 starts with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

Scelzi produced one win, five top fives and seven top 10s in 10 races with the All Stars. His triumph came at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he became the youngest 410ci winged sprint car driver in the history of the track.

Scelzi added to his success at the half-mile oval by placing third out of 77 drivers during the 8th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank and 10th at the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. He then won the Knoxville Raceway season finale two weeks later.

"I ran quite a few races at Knoxville and the first couple I couldn't get it figured out," he said. "Something clicked to be able to run the bottom and move around cars. We got a podium at a local show and then won the All Star show. That carried into the Capitani Classic and the Knoxville Nationals. Confidence is a huge thing. It's intimidating to roll in there with the best drivers in the world. If you feel confident it's an important part of being successful."

Scelzi also took his success to pavement, winning in his first-ever start during a spec late model show at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif.

"It was a last-minute thing we wanted to have fun with," he said. "I didn't really have pavement experience so it was a great opportunity and to win was icing on the cake."

Scelzi closed the season by becoming the 17th different driver to ever win with both the World of Outlaws and USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series after scoring his first career midget triumph in only his sixth start with the series and 11th career start in a midget during the Hangtown 100 opener at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

"It was cool to get that accomplishment and be on the same list as some of the greats in racing," he said. "I want to thank Jack Irving, Andy Graves and TRD for putting the midget deal together. Also, thanks to Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen as well as my family team with Brandon Hickman and Lucas Boland working on the team. A big thank you goes to my parents as well for all they do for me."

Other highlights this season include his second straight King of the Wings title, top fives during the National Open and World Finals, sweeping the Asparagus Cup and garnering his first career international triumph during only his second sprint car race in Australia to name a few.

Scelzi will compete in a pair of midget events throughout the offseason. First up is the Arizona Sport Shirts Gateway Dirt Nationals Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts Dec. 19-21 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., prior to the Chili Bowl Nationals in January.

SEASON STATS -

71 races, 9 wins, 23 top fives, 40 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 56 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Dec. 19-21 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the Arizona Sport Shirts Gateway Dirt Nationals Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Meridian Steel

Meridian Steel manufactures steel for a variety of uses, including 80 percent of the steel used by Scelzi Enterprises. For more information, visit http://www.MeridianSteel.com.

"Meridian Steel has been a part of our family team for a few years and we've thoroughly enjoyed their friendship as well as their support," Scelzi said.

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

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Dobson Hits the Mainland

To say that the Apple Isle’s Shaun Dobson is looking forward to returning to the mainland this Saturday night after taking a break from the driver’s seat last season would be quite the understatement, with the Hobart-based racer commencing what will be an extended campaign of blue-ribbon events across no less than four states.

Having already gotten some laps under his belt within his home state, the pilot of the KRE 410ci powered VA # 21 WK Quantum Quartz / Albert Road Store supported Cool car will now cross the Bass Strait to participate in this Saturday night’s annual Max’s Race at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway; the first of a series of mainland race meetings.

Following this event, Dobson plans to travel to New South Wales to contest multiple Ultimate Sydney Speedweek rounds at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway, before making the trek north to Queensland for four nights of racing consisting of multiple World Series Sprintcar rounds and the two-night Australian Open.

Returning to Sydney for the Ultimate Speedway Nationals in mid-January, the 26-year-old driver will then travel to Victoria where a massive week of racing gets underway with the Presidents Cup, followed by the Kings Challenge and the coveted Grand Annual Classic, which will take place over three nights from January 24 to 26.

With this season’s Australian Championship taking place at Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway in Tasmania, Dobson will be hoping to utilise his significant track knowledge to outperform his rivals and challenge for a front-running result.

“It’s going to be great to get back to the mainland after spending last season on the sidelines,” admitted Dobson, who will also be joined by knowledgeable crew chief Shane Finch during his campaign.

“We always thoroughly enjoy going up against the country’s most talented teams at what are definitely some of the biggest events on the Sprintcar calendar and this season is no different. With 15 nights of racing planned across four states, we’re certainly going to have our work cut out for us, but we’re more than ready for the challenge!”

Throughout the 2019-20 season, Dobson is proudly supported by the following sponsors:
WK Quantum Quartz
Albert Road Store
Daniel Sutcliffe Eathmoving
Joinery Supplies Tasmania
Cool Chassis
KRE Race Engines
Vortex Racing Products
Bell Helmets
Revolution Racegear
Borne Apparel
Thomo's Race Graphix

To find out more about Dobson, or to purchase team merchandise, visit his website at www.shaundobson.com.au. You can also follow Dobson on social media via Facebook by searching Shaun Dobson Racing or follow him on Twitter by searching @DobsonShaun or Instagram by searching Shaun Dobson Racing.

Shaun Dobson Racing 2019-20 Season Calendar:
December 14
Max’s Race – Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)
December 28
Ultimate Sydney Speedweek Rd 2 – Valvoline Raceway (Sydney, NSW)
January 1
Ultimate Sydney Speedweek Rd 4 – Valvoline Raceway (Sydney, NSW)
January 4
WSS Rd 6 – Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)
January 5
WSS Rd 7 – Hi-Tec Oils Speedway (Toowoomba, Qld)
January 10-11
Australian Open – Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)
January 17-18
Ultimate Speedway Nationals – Valvoline Raceway (Sydney, NSW)
January 22
Presidents Cup – Avalon Raceway (Geelong, Vic)
January 23
Kings Challenge – Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA)
January 24-26
Grand Annual Classic – Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)
January 31
Australian Championship Night 1 – Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway (Latrobe, Tas)
February 1
Australian Championship Night 2 – Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway (Latrobe, Tas)

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Set for Chili Bowl with Jim Neuman

PETERSEN MEDIA: Competing for a couple different teams at Chili Bowls gone by, Paul Nienhiser will compete for Jim Neuman during the 2020 edition of the event as he will join a team made up of Mike Hess, Jake Neuman, and Tim McCreadie.

“It will be great to get another shot to work with the Neuman’s, and get back to the Chili Bowl,” Paul Nienhiser said. “I raced with them at Belleville in 2018, and I grew up racing with Quarter Midgets and Micros with Jake Neuman, so it’s been a pretty long-standing friendship.”

Looking like he would be on the sidelines at this year’s Chili Bowl one year removed from his best showing at the event, a deal Jim Neuman came together last minute and the Chapin, IL driver couldn’t be more excited.

“After Charlotte, I really didn’t think I was going to have anything to run in at Chili Bowl, but this whole deal came together pretty late, and I am excited to get back in some really good equipment,” Nienhiser explained. “I had some great people step up and make this all possible, and I have to thank CAM2, Mike and Caleb Wankel with AB&C Mini Storage and American Rentals, Renaissance Hotel, Premier Powder Coating, Tim Hughes with Big T’s Video Poker and Slots, and the Auringer Family with Innovative Designs.”

In what will be his first Midget start since last year’s Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, Nienhiser will look to keep his trend up of bettering his previous Chili Bowl. During the 2019 event, a part failure while leading the Saturday night ‘C’ would bring his week to an end.

“I am really looking forward to getting underway in Tulsa, OK,’ Nienhiser said. “The Neuman’s have built a great team, and I am looking forward to working with everyone involved.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-48, Wins-12, Top 5’s-21, Top 10’s-28

ON TAP: Nienhiser will kick 2020 off at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, OK January 13-18.

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

 

 

LIFE WITH LUKE

"Jimmy Sills and Dave Argabright put it right over the fence with their brand-new book, LIFE WITH LUKE. Like everyone else, a part of me just wished I could have been Jimmy Sills. Probably as much as anything ever written, he details so poignantly what it was really like traveling the hilly road of a professional open-wheel driver. A great read about a great racer!" - Lew Boyd Coastal 181-Reading For Racers

When the new book Life With Luke began reaching racers and fans a few weeks ago, feedback was both immediate and enthusiastic.

"This is a great read!"

"Couldn't put it down!"

"What a funny story!"

"Man, what a book...and what a racer Jimmy Sills is!"

Of course, Jimmy Sills is a racer quite unlike any other. Funny, introspective, savvy, and a keen observer of the human experience, Sills has a way of telling a story that truly captivates every listener. So it stands to reason that when Jimmy decided to put his life story in the form of a book, it was sure to be a memorable experience for readers.

The best part is this: One of the consistent things we've heard so far is, "I don't read many books...but I loved reading this one!"

If you enjoy racing, you'll enjoy this book. And if someone on your gift list enjoys racing, they'll be excited to find Life With Luke under the tree this year.

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Tatnell, Kendrick & Reidy Highlight Growing Classic Entry List

With three Classic wins to his credit, a further six Classic preliminary feature wins and five Australian Championships upon his resume, Brooke Tatnell is the latest star to sign on for duty at the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Tatnell, who now calls Forest Lake, Minnesota, home is coming off another American season, that saw him race in both 360 and 410 Sprintcar competition.

A fourth-place finish at the Classic in 2019 will have the fire in the belly burning bright come January as Tatnell returns to the Classic for car owners Ray and Ashley Scott (Mt. Gambier SA). The team is also embarking on the grueling 2019-20 World Series Sprintcars Trail.

The 1995, 1999 and 2009 Classic Champion would love nothing more than to add a fourth Classic crown to his resume and with more nights within the office of the KRE Powered V55 Cool, the chances of Brooke being amongst the contenders is strong.

With an extended schedule promised the backing of Raymond Scott Transport, Ray Scott Pastoral, Southern Paint & Panel, Triple’s Distributors, The Sign Depot, Southern Blasters, Sikkens and Shell Helix Motor Oils will be greatly appreciated as Tatnell attempts to give them some quality bang for their buck!

However Tatnell is sure to have some tough competition, with those already entered and from the likes of Western Australia’s Jason Kendrick and the now Queensland based Danny Reidy.

Kendrick returns to the Classic having largely based his racing in his native WA, performing strongly at the Perth Motorplex with amazing regularity, including a second place run behind Kerry Madsen in the Western Australian Title this past Saturday night.

Reidy bases a majority of his racing around Archerfield in Queensland as well as regular visits to Toowoomba and also Sydney Speedway.

He too has been in good recent form having finished third behind Steven Lines and Bryan Mann at the recent Mountain Masters at Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, Toowoomba.

In 2020 Kendrick will be supported in his trip across the Nullabor by a host of loyal team sponsors including Hit 92.9, AMCAP, Castrol Racing, Del Basso Smallgoods, Kincrome, Novus Glass, Canning Vale Toyota, McCarthy Paint & Panel, Pacific Finance, Schweppes, Red Pepper Promotions, The Pool Shop, TLC Haulage, Varley Transport, Trojan Haulage, Hogs Breath Rockingham, Westrac and Schorer & Sons.

As always Reidy will pilot the immaculate NQ5 Maxim with support from Desert Palms resort in Alice Springs and Eagle Ignition Leads.

One of the few men to circulate Sungold Stadium in sub 10 seconds, South Aussie Aidan Hall is another of the entrants for the 2020 Classic that know how to go fast!

Having featured in the second of the Classic B-Mains during the 2019 Classic, eventually recording a 19th place finish, Hall will be looking to take the Automotive On-Site, Seagrims Mechanical, Queensland Speedway Spares and Steve Wickes Powder Coating Eagle to the Classic final this coming January.

Another of the Queensland based entries is the Morgan Metal Corp, Revolution Racegear Sunshine Coast, Helio’s Fitness and Pressure Point Massage entry of Randy Morgan.

Morgan will pilot the Inglis Racing Engines powered Q54 Triple X while on Classic duty as looks to improve on his C-Main appearance in 2019.

Another of the interstate visitors is Luke Stirton.

Stirton contested the Classic in 2019 and in more recent times has made a-number-of feature event starts at Sydney Speedway.

The A-One Charge Air Coolers N10 entry is always beautifully presented and with support coming from Motoradco and Pepper Money it will certainly catch the eye of many as Luke aims to lock it into the final field of 24.

The sole Victorian in the most recent group of entrants is Jarrod Woolstencroft.

The Warrnambool based racer did not contest the Classic in 2019 so he will be looking to secure some valuable seat time during this Saturday’s Max’s Race and the upcoming rounds of World Series Sprintcars at Sungold Stadium to ensure he gives the best possible account of himself for his team partners Cabworx Kitchens, Cabcoat 2Pak Coatings, Wurth and AB Autos.

All race fans are reminded that on-line ticket sales for not only the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic but every meeting of the 2019-20 season at Sungold Stadium commenced on October 21.

The 2020 48th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar


Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2019 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

RUSH RACING SERIES ROLLS OUT RUSH KARTING SERIES WITH OVER $8,500 IN CHAMPIONSHIP POINT FUNDS POSTED FOR 2020; NEW CONCEPT - NEW VISION FOR KARTING ENTHUSIASTS

December 9, 2019

(By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...After 13 years of developing and directing crate engine auto racing on dirt and asphalt throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Canada, Vicki Emig and Mike Leone are pleased to announce the addition of the RUSH Karting Series under the growing Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance umbrella. The program, in conjunction with Hoosier Racing Tire, will debut in 2020 with four different classes of karts for participants in cage and flat karts with weekly championship point funds. The following four western Pennsylvania speedways have already committed to launching the program in various capacities: Blanket Hill Speedway, Lockhart Motorsports Park, Shaffer Speedway, and Slippery Rock Raceway.

The same structured, cost-containment concept that has flourished on the dirt in the RUSH Late Model, Sprint Car, Sportsman Modified, Pro Mod, and Pro Stock divisions along with four classes on the asphalt will now be brought to the world of Go-Kart racing. The RUSH Karting Series technical rules package will feature a RUSH Kart sealed engine (212 cc) that will be available at Precise Racing Products (Sarver, Pa.) and select distributors, spec Hoosier slick racing tires with no tire treatment permitted, and RUSH 91 spec fuel. The complete 2020 rules package will be released soon.

The four classes for 2020 will include an Amateur/Rookie for five to seven year olds or eight year olds with no experience, a Jr 1 for kids 8-11 years of age, a Jr 2 for kids 12-15 years of age, and an Adult Flat class for those 16 and older. Speedways have the option of not only choosing which classes to run at their facility, but also if they wish to run each individual children's class as a flat or cage cart; the track's selections will be announced soon.

All classes will compete for separate Weekly Series Championships that will exceed $8,500 in 2020 (note: there will be just one point fund for each of the children's classes whether it's flat or cage for the first year). The championship programs are expected to exceed $12,000 in 2021 with the addition of the Adult Cage class.

Member drivers will receive a $100,000 excess participant accident insurance policy in addition to being eligible for "Manufacturers Night" that has seen several hundreds of thousands of dollars of valuable product awarded to RUSH racers throughout the years. Continuous promotion and marketing of Series' drivers and sanctioned speedways, as well as strong technical support will also be part of RUSH Karting Series package.

"Over the past few years we've been approached by several people in various capacities of karting about the possibility of getting involved in kart racing," acknowledged Emig. "The main points of discussion ranged from the expense and other more serious concerns associated with tire treating and fuel additives, as well as a desire to have a proven sealed engine program. RUSH has successfully addressed all of these elements for many years in our big car programs resulting in strong weekly car counts and exciting wheel-to-wheel racing at our sanctioned speedways. I believe the RUSH Karting Series can achieve the very same success in a very short period of time and we're really excited to be able to offer the RUSH program to karting enthusiast across the country."

"The RUSH Karting Series technical rules package, championship programs, and promotional efforts will very closely mirror our big car division's templates," added Emig. "We're not afraid to start from zero, be patient, and let the program develop to its full potential; we've done it before. We've seen our big car programs grow from an original $10,000 point fund to what now exceeds over $250,000 of a cash and valuable product that will be awarded to RUSH racers for their efforts in 2020. There's no reason the RUSH Karting program cannot grow and flourish in the same way in the future! We'd be remiss if we didn't sincerely thank the regional karting promoters who have opened their doors in 2020 to set the foundation for the future of the RUSH Karting Series."

"Hoosier Tire is excited to partner with the RUSH Karting Series that will feature spec Hoosier slick racing tires," stated Hoosier Racing Tire's Oval Kart Product Manager Chad Wright. "Vicki and Mike have always been successful with all of their endeavors with the RUSH Racing Series, and we can't wait to watch their success in karting. It's been a great partnership throughout the years with their big car programs and we're really looking forward to joining their efforts in the world of karting!"

After several years of dormancy, Blanket Hill Speedway will reopen in 2020 with new promoters Phil and Shannon Thornton. Phil has competed in the RUSH Sprint Car division the last two years. Blanket Hill has been a popular destination for small cars and karts for decades and the excitement of the facility located off Route 422 in Kittanning, Pa. Blanket Hill is on Facebook by searching Blanket Hill Speedway and will soon have a website at www.blankethillspeedway.com.

Lockhart Motorsports Park is slated to open in 2020 as a premier state-of-the-art karting complex located in the heart of Seneca, Pa. Owner Joe Lockhart has raced himself and owned cars for various big car divisions over the years in addition to his son racing go-karts and Jr. Sprints. Search Lockhart Motorsports on Facebook.

Shaffer Speedway has been a popular attraction for racers on Wednesday nights for the last 10 years. The Aliquippa, Pa. track is owned by Sprint Car great Tim Shaffer, a four-time All Star champion, winner of the 2010 Knoxville Nationals, and the 2018 $100,000 Sprint Car World Championship Mansfield victor. For more information, check out www.shafferspeedway.com or like them on www.facebook.com/ShafferSpeedway/.

The popular Slippery Rock Raceway has groomed racers for decades kick-starting the careers of many big car racers in the region. The Sunday afternoon facility located between Routes 108 and 173 in Slippery Rock, Pa. has been operated by Mike McFeaters for the past 33 years. For more information, check out www.slipperrockracewayinc.com/ or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Slipperyrockracewayinc/.

An informational meeting open to the general public will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Smokin' Toad's BBQ at 110 South Pike Road, Sarver, PA 16055, which is located on Route 356 in front of Precise Racing Products.

For more information prior to the informational meeting, contact the RUSH Office at 724-964-9300 or e-mail info@rushracingseries.com. Interested parties, both tracks and participants, are urged to e-mail us to be added to our contact list as more information will be released in the coming weeks concerning the RUSH Karting Series.

A website will soon be developed at www.rushkarting.com. A Facebook page has been setup at www.facebook.com/rushkartingseries and a Twitter account @RUSHKarting.

2020 RUSH Karting Series Point Funds:

Amateur/Rookie: 1. $300 2. $150 3. $140 4. $130 5. $125 6. $120 7. $115 8. $110 9. $105 10. $100

Jr 1: 1. $400 2. $200 3. $175 4. $150 5. $140 6. $130 7. $120 8. $115 9. $110 10. $100

Jr 2: 1. $500 2. $300 3. $200 4. $175 5. $150 6. $145 7. $140 8. $135 9. $130 10. $125

Adult Flat: 1. $1,000 2. $500 3. $350 4. $300 5. $275 6. $250 7. $225 8. $210 9. $205 10. $200

2021 Adult Cage Point Fund: 1. $1,500 2. $750 3. $500 4. $375 5. $300 6. $275 7. $250 8. $225 9. $210 10. $200.

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

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

 

 

Sams III Hitting the Road in 2020 as Sams LaMountain Racing Joins ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH PORT, Fla. (Dec. 9, 2019) - Danny Sams III is embarking upon his biggest adventure yet as Sams LaMountain Racing will tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour next season.

The team was formed in the spring of 2019 and propelled Sams III, who is a 17-year-old senior in high school, to his first career winged sprint car triumph. The next step forward is traveling the country with the premier 360ci winged sprint car series, which races east to west from Pennsylvania to Washington and north to south from South Dakota to Texas.

"It's super exciting getting bigger and better equipment with a car and team that can take me somewhere," Sams III said. "I can chase my dreams and climb the ladder to become the racer I want to become. Every year comes with more experience and more knowledge."

Sams III has traveled during his four-year career in sprint cars. He finished third in the USCS Series national standings and won the Rookie of the Year Award in 2016. Sams III also placed fourth in the Great Lakes Super Sprints standings after registering only one finish outside the top 10 in 2018.

"I want to gain experience and exposure and knowledge to make our team bigger and better," he said. "We ran with the ASCS National Tour at the end of this year. We gained a lot of experience and started picking up our pace running with the faster drivers."

Sams III competed in 10 of the final 11 ASCS National Tour races this year. He made the A Main each night during both the 46th annual Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, and the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

The goal for 2020 is to garner the Rookie of the Year Award and a top-10 finish in the championship standings.

"I think it's feasible if we keep our head down and stay determined," Sams III said. "We'll start the year at East Bay in February and then focus on the ASCS National Tour schedule. I'll be flying back and forth to finish school before I graduate in May. I'm really looking forward to it."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://samslamtnracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samslamtnracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Mountain Transport, Inc.

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

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

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

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: 33 Drivers Produce 107 Wins and Eight Championships

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Dec. 9, 2019) - Inside Line Promotions clients combined for more than 100 feature victories in 2019 for the sixth straight season.

A total of 33 clients amassed 107 trips to Victory Lane to go along with eight championships.

Chase Johnson led the way with 10 triumphs followed by Jack Dover, Derek Hagar and Giovanni Scelzi with nine wins a piece. Dominic Scelzi secured eight victories, Tyler Thompson netted seven, Seth Bergman had six and Brian Brown produced five.

Zac Taylor earned four wins while SawBlade.com backed Scott Bogucki, Dylan Cisney, Roger Crockett, Joshua Shipley and Channin Tankersley each scored a trio of triumphs.

Chris Andrews, Tony Bruce Jr., Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen, Robbie Price, Trey Starks and Joe Trenca captured two wins.

Single-race winners include: Justin Adams, Joey Amantea, Jamie Ball, Blaine Baxter, Zach Blurton, Mason Daniel, Brandon Hanks, Jordon Mallett, Travis Rilat, Kevin Swindell Racing, Sammy Swindell, Harli White and Greg Wilson.

Winning Team ILP clients are eligible to score a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

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

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

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

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Chase Johnson - 10 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20, May 11, June 30, July 13 and Sept. 2; and Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., on Oct. 26 and Nov. 29); Jack Dover - 9 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and July 26; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 7; Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 5; I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on July 6 and July 27; Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on July 23 and Sept. 6; and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 24); Derek Hagar - 9 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on April 27, June 22 and Sept. 28; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on June 21; Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on July 5; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 19; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on July 27 and Oct. 4; and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 1); Giovanni Scelzi - 9 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16; Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13; The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on May 24; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 27 and Aug. 24; Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., on Aug. 30); Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., on Sept. 14; and Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on Nov. 19); Dominic Scelzi - 8 (The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6 and Oct. 5; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 8; Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, on June 13; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 21 and July 12; Santa Maria Raceway in Santa Maria, Calif., on July 27; and Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on Aug. 31); Tyler Thompson - 7 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 11; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 1, June 29, July 4, July 27 and Aug. 24; and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Aug. 16); Seth Bergman - 6 (Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on April 19; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on April 20; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 1 and July 20; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 26; and Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on Aug. 2); Brian Brown - 5 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 20, May 4, June 8, June 14 and July 13); Zac Taylor - 4 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on April 27 and Sept. 28; I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on May 18; and Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on June 9); Scott Bogucki - 3 (Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on June 14; Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on June 15; and Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 1); Dylan Cisney - 3 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23 and July 13; and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on June 30); Roger Crockett - 3 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 21; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 17; and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Oct. 19); Joshua Shipley - 3 (Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., on May 25; Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on June 15; and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on July 6); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., on April 20; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on July 20; and 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, on Sept. 28); Chris Andrews - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on June 28 and Aug. 16); Tony Bruce Jr. - 2 (LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on May 26 and Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on Aug. 24); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 13 and Aug. 9); Robbie Price - 2 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 7 and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Sept. 6); Joe Trenca - 2 (Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Aug. 2 and Sept. 21); Justin Adams - 1 (Butler County Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on July 27); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on May 18); Jamie Ball - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 24); Blaine Baxter - 1 (Dixon Speedway in Dixon, Calif., on Aug. 24); Zach Blurton - 1 (Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Sept. 14); Mason Daniel - 1 (Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on July 11); Brandon Hanks - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on April 4); Jordon Mallett - 1 (Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 6); Travis Rilat - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 4); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on July 2); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H., on Oct. 5); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

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

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

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

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

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Preparing for Massive Car Counts During Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals PPV Broadcasts

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 9, 2019) - The entry lists continue to grow for the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, which are two of the biggest offseason events in short-track racing.

The 35th annual Tulsa Shootout, which features six micro sprint divisions and a modified class Jan. 1-4 inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., recently surpassed the 1,000-entry mark with more than 250 entries in each of the non-wing outlaw, winged 'A' class and stock non-wing divisions.

The indoor bullring hosts the 34th annual Chili Bowl Nationals Jan. 13-18. More than 150 entries have been filed with that number expected to more than double for the marquee midget event.

All four nights of the Tulsa Shootout and all six of the Chili Bowl Nationals will be broadcast by the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network via live Pay-Per-View video featuring multiple cameras, replays and more.

A four-day package to watch the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

The six-day Chili Bowl live video package is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

The finale of the Chili Bowl will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

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

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

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 35th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 1-4. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, stock non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Pad The Purse Program Takes Shape for 2020

Sarver, PA (October 23, 2019) Lernerville Speedway is pleased to announce a new program for 2020 that will be of great benefit to drivers throughout the entire season. A partnership between Lernerville and new sponsor Phil DiLucente, head of Phil DiLucente and Associates LLC, Attorneys at Law will provide for enhanced purses and point fund for the coming year for all Fab4 weekly divisions and will also feature a unique format in doing so. The “Pad the Purse Program” which DiLucente and Lernerville set into action last week, will provide additional purse money and points funds via a generous sponsorship from DiLucente that will allow $2,000 to current purses on Fab4 Friday night’s with a commitment that amounts to $30,000. Every division of Fab4 racing will have a chance to obtain the Pad The Purse money for every feature race. 70061203517721540414250.jpeg Weekly Fab4 Racing Guidelines

$2,000 will be provided for additional purse money to be split equally between two of the four divisions ($1,000) for each division, to be awarded equally to drivers who finish in the top ten of their main event at $100.00 each position. The two divisions that receive the additional purse money will be determined by a pill draw which will take place after all heat races and before all main events take place. The pill draw will be done by the sponsor of the program or his designee. In the event that a division is drawn three races in a row, another pill draw will occur and that division will split the $1,000 with the third division 50/50. Each of those divisions will receive $500 to be awarded equally to each of the first ten feature finishers in the amount of $50. Any division which receives an award of Pad the Purse money three races in a row in any amount goes back to zero for the next race and the “three in a row” determination will resume. If there are less than ten feature finishers as determined by track rules, the Pad the Purse money which would have been awarded to the nonexistent finishers will be moved into the annual points fund and divided per the rules described below. If a rain out occurs, and the rained out race is not made up, the $2,000 designated for that race will be moved into the annual points fund and divided per the rules described below.

Points Fund Guidelines

$2,000 will be added to the points fund, divided equally among all four divisions ($500 for each division), then awarded equally among the top ten finishers at $50 dollars each. Any money moved into the points fund from the Fab4 races will be divided equally among all four divisions and then divided equally among the top ten finishers of each division.

All drivers participating in the Pad the Purse program are required to place a track approved sponsor sticker on the race car. We would like to officially welcome Phil DiLucente to our racing family at The Action Track and thank him for his commitment which will help racers earn more in 2020. Phil has been ranked as one of the top 100 trial attorneys in the country and one of the top 100 defense attorneys in the nation as well, and his firm is committed to getting results for their clients. The firm handles both civil and criminal litigation. You can get to know more about Phil and his practice you can visit his website at getphil.com

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Charge Steps it Up

Fresh off his 360 Sprintcar Gold Cup victory just one week prior, Jordyn Charge kicked things up a notch yet again last Saturday night during the fifth Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round at Wangaratta City Speedway, winning his maiden feature race in 410 Sprintcar competition.

Despite heading into last Saturday night’s event with added confidence courtesy of his Gold Cup glory, Charge knew that a podium result, let alone a win, would not be an easy task against the formidable field of 410 Sprintcar drivers he was facing.

Lining up on the outside of the second row for the 30-lap feature race by virtue of placing fourth in the pole shootout, the determined 20-year-old wasted no time in making his move, taking over second place on the opening lap and quickly setting about his task of chasing down race leader Bobby Daly, who has been in solid form so far this season.

It was in lapped traffic that Charge really came to life on what was a challenging track, navigating the cars with great finesse and eventually managing to pip his more experienced counterpart at half-race distance.

From there, Charge refused to put a foot wrong, driving with clean lines and maintaining his composure in order to retain the lead, going on to greet the chequered flag in first place and refusing to slow down until he knew the final lap was behind him.

“The moment I realised I won was a pretty spectacular moment for me and taking the chequered flag was fairly surreal,” expressed Charge, who got his night off to the best possible start by winning his opening heat race before going on to place seventh in the other.

“When you’re going up against guys who have been racing for a lot longer than you and have so much more experience, it’s hard not to second guess yourself a bit, but we really tried to put all of that aside and focus on what we needed to do, which paid off in the end.”

Quick to praise his team and supporters, Charge gives much credit to his crew chief Kev, whose assistance throughout the past few race meetings has made all the difference.

“Kev has come on board in recent race meetings to help us out with setup and share some of his knowledge, which has been extremely helpful and has allowed me to become more involved and more equipped to dictate setup changes and read the track,” added the Melton, Victoria-based racer.

“Having rebuilt the car over the off season, we’ve really set ourselves up for success and all of that hard work is paying off. I can’t thank my team, family and sponsors enough for their continued help and support. It’s definitely a team effort!”

Making his way up the Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point standings from ninth place to fifth, Charge is eager to continue his upward climb in future rounds, while also turning his attention towards some upcoming blue-ribbon events such as the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway in January and potentially the Australian Championship in Tasmania.

For his next appearance, Charge will be looking to continue his front-running form during the annual Max Race for 410 Sprintcars at Premier Speedway this Saturday night.

Charge would like to thank the following 2019-20 season sponsors for their support:
Western Nissan - Caroline Springs
Western Highway Honda
Mr Electric
Wil’s Auto Melton
Trev’s Removal and Cleaning Services
Footscray Engine Reconditioning
Melbourne Accident Repair Centre
Australian Racing Products
Adam Brand
Reed Signs
Event Pix Photobooth

Special thanks go to Charge’s mum and dad Danielle and Mark, his little brother Cody, his girlfriend Ceanne, all of whom are his biggest supporters, along with his dedicated pit crew which consists of his dad, Ricky, Josh, Colin and Kev.

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

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

KMS Celebrates Historic Hat Trick

The Krikke Motorsport team couldn’t have asked for a better way to get their 2019-20 season underway last Saturday night, with team driver Kerry Madsen achieving a major milestone for the Bunbury-based outfit: their first ever WA 410 Sprintcar Title three peat.

Entering their 40th season of speedway, their 20th consecutive season of World Series Sprintcar competition and their second season with Madsen behind the wheel of the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire / Pumpa Manufacturing Maxim, the expectations have certainly been set high for Krikke Motorsport, beginning with last Saturday night’s season debut.

Having driven to victory in the past two WA Titles, the first with pilot Jamie Veal and last season with Madsen, the team were eager to bring their WA Title crowns to a total of seven and in doing so achieve the first hat trick of WA Titles in their four decade history.

Once again proving that their continued efforts throughout the off season are well and truly worthwhile, Madsen asserted himself from the outset at the Perth Motorplex, narrowly missing out on a total clean sweep to bank the team’s third WA Title on the trot.

“After getting reacquainted with the car, it was extremely fast right out of the gate and continued that pace as the track evolved throughout the night, which is a testament to the team and the efforts they put in, both in the lead up to the event and during,” commented Madsen, who flew into Perth from his home in America on Friday afternoon with just enough time to ‘bond’ with the immaculately presented car prior to the WA Title event.

Narrowly missing out on quick time in qualifying and placing first and third in his two heat races, Madsen’s efforts were enough to reward him with the pole position start for the 30-lap feature race, which saw him go flag to flag to claim an exciting victory.

Now preparing to commence their World Series Sprintcar campaign on Boxing Night at Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia, Madsen and the team will no doubt be riding a wave of confidence of the back of last Saturday night’s win.

“We’re really excited to get the World Series Sprintcar Championship underway,” added Madsen, a four-time Australian Champion.

“It’s going to be a massive summer with Speedweek over the Christmas-New Year period and multiple blue-ribbon events throughout the rest of the season, in particular the Grand Annual Classic, the Australian Championship in Tasmania and the Krikke Boys Shootout. We’ve set our expectations quite high, so hopefully we can continue our winning form and pick up some positive results.”

Throughout the upcoming 2019-20 season, Krikke Motorsport is proudly supported by the following partners; Transport Equipment Hire Pumpa Manufacturing Mobil 1 Maxwill Racing Engines PWR Performance Products Redline Media Performance Racegear HRP Specialties P1 Advanced Racewear A Lucas Spraypainters Bunbury Toyota Blackbeard Designs JP Signs

The new range of Krikke Motorsport 2019-20 season merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from last season, is available via the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, click the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.store.

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

 

 

Dave Mac Motorsports to Field Four-Car Team for Chili Bowl!

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (December 9, 2019) – Dave Mac Motorsports will be a force to contend with at the upcoming 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

Dave Mac Motorsports will field four entries for the event set for January 13-18, 2020, atop the indoor, 1/5-mile clay oval in Tulsa, OK, with racers including California’s Michael Faccinto, Missouri’s Joe B. Miller, Bixby rookie contender Jace McIntosh and a fourth driver to be announced later.

“We’re excited to continue to expand the team and confident that each driver we put in the Dave Mac Motorsports cars will be able to contend each night,” team owner David McIntosh comments. “Hopefully we’ll see at least a couple of them, if not all four, in the Saturday night feature.”

Dave Mac Motorsports made its Chili Bowl debut in 2019 with Cannon McIntosh racing to a fifth-place finish oh his preliminary night before narrowly missing Saturday’s feature cut and Rookie of the Race honors by just one position.

With Cannon McIntosh shifting to Keith Kunz Motorsports for this year’s Chili Bowl, the team has a fourth car with a yet to be determined driver.

“I want guys that I know are capable of contending and running up front,” crew chief Cody Cordell says. “I know the guys that we have now can do that, Joe B. (Miller) and Michael (Faccinto) have both been in the Saturday night feature, so we know they can get the job done.”

While they hail from California and Missouri, Faccinto and Miller share similar backgrounds in that both are proven Micro Sprint aces that have since excelled in all forms of open wheel cars including Sprint Cars and Midgets whether it be with or without a wing.

Hanford, California’s Faccinto will be making his ninth career Chili Bowl start after racing into his second Chili Bowl championship feature over the past three years last January. Faccinto’s fourth-place run in the Thursday qualifying feature marked his second preliminary top-five in the last three years after a fifth-place run in 2017.

A past Chili Bowl Rookie of the year, Millersville, Missouri’s Joe B. Miller will be making his fifth Chili Bowl appearance. The 2017 Tulsa Shootout winner in the headliner Winged Outlaw class, Miller raced into the 2016 Chili Bowl championship feature on his first event try to net Rookie of the Year honors and has raced into preliminary feature action on three out of four tries.

An accomplished Micro Sprint shoe, Jace McIntosh (older brother to Cannon) will be throwing his hat into the Chili Bowl Rookie of the Year race.

The qualifying nights for each of the Dave Mac Motorsports entries will be determined later.

Dave Mac Motorsports will get one last tuneup before the Chili Bowl with Cannon McIntosh and Karter Sarff competing in next weekend’s (December 19-21) Gateway Dirt Nationals at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, MO.

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

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

 

 

Fremont Speedway wraps up 68th season handing out point fund and awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 Contact: Brian Liskai liskai2x@roadrunner.com

FREMONT, Ohio - Fremont Speedway wrapped up its 68th season by handing out point fund money and awards during the annual banquet Friday, Dec. 6. The top 10 in points in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks were honored as were the top 10 in the KS Sales & Service Attica Fremont Championship Series 305 Sprints Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.

Prior to the point fund recipients being honored, several special awards were given out. Kear's Speed Shop, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, was given the Alex Burkett Marketing Partner of the Year honor while Kistler Engines was awarded the Engine Pro Engine Builder of the Year award. Flagman Nick Collins was recognized as the Fremont Speedway Employee of the Year while the team of 305 champion John Ivy was named the Pit Crew of the Year. Also, Kelsey Ivy (410 sprints) and her father, John Ivy (305 sprints) were honored by Pro Auto Wraps as having achieved perfect attendance with the AFCS in 2019.

During it's first year of operating "The Track That Action Built" the five-man steering committee told the large audience 2019 was a "learning experience" and they are already hard at work for the 2020 season, securing marketing partners and making facility improvements. It was also announced Tony Stewart's Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions would return to Fremont Speedway for two dates in 2010 - the Thursday night of Ohio Sprint Speedweek, June 18, and on Saturday, July 4.

Opening night at Fremont Speedway will be April 18, 2020.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints for 2019:

CHAMPION-Michael “Buddy” Kofoid, Penngrove, California. Buddy competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains in 2019, missing only the Sept. 20 event. He posted his first Fremont wins on May 18 and July 6 while recording 8 top five finishes and 12 top 10 runs. Buddy’s average A-main finishing position as 6th.

2-DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. The 2019 AFCS champion, 2017 FAST champion and Fremont’s 2012 305 track champ and 2013 410 rookie of the year competed in all 14 A-mains this season. DJ scored wins on June 8, July 27, Sept. 6 and Sept. 14 to take his career total at Fremont to 15. He missed the track championship by just two points while recording 7 top five finishes and 12 top 10 runs. DJ’s average A-main finishing position was 7th.

3-Nate Dussel, Gibsonburg, Ohio. Nate, Fremont’s 2016 and 2017 305 champion competed in all 14 A-mains in 2019. He posted an incredible 9 top five finishes including a season best runner-up on July 13. He had a remarkable 12 top 10 finishes on route to an average A-main finishing position of 7th.

4-Caleb Griffith, Sandusky, Ohio. Fremont’s 2003 305 track champion came out of retirement to compete in 12 of the 14 A-mains, missing only the May All Star event and the final night of competition. He posted seven top 10 finishes including a season best runner-up performance on Sept. 14. His average feature finishing position was 9th.

5-Stuart Brubaker, Fremont, Ohio. The track’s 2008, 2010 and 2011 305 champion and 2012 410 rookie of the year competed in 12 of the 14 A-mains in 2019, missing only the May 18 and final event of the year. He scored his 7th career Fremont Speedway win on June 29th and posted six top 10 finishes. Stuart’s average A-main finishing position was 11th.

6-Cap Henry, Republic, Ohio. Cap competed in 10 of the 14 A-mains in 2019 racking up four wins to take his career total at Fremont Speedway to 10. He posted 8 top five finishes and 9 top 10 runs. In fact, his worst finish of the year in an A-main was 11th. Cap’s average A-main finishing position was fourth.

7-Brian Lay, Genoa, Ohio. The three time South African pavement champion competed in 9 of the 14 A-mains in 2019 racking up four top 10 finishes including a season-best second on July 27 and a third on July 13. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

8-Brian Smith, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2004 305 track champion and the 2016 Sprints on Dirt champion competed in 9 of the 14 A-mains in 2019. He recorded four top 10 finishes including a pair of third place runs. His average feature finishing position as 10th.

9-Chad Wilson, Toledo, Ohio. Chad made 8 of the 14 A-mains in 2019 with a season-best finish of 9th on Aug. 3. His average A-main finishing position was 14th

10-Kelsey Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. The 2018 Fremont 410 rookie of the year competed in 9 of the 14 A-mains in 2019. She scored a season-best 12th on Aug. 3 and her average A-main finishing position was 16th.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points for the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints for 2019:

CHAMPION – John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. This year marks the fourth 305 track championship and second consecutive title for John. He also scored the 410 track championships in 2001, 2002 and 2004 and the dirt truck championship in 2013. If you are keeping score that’s eight track championships at Fremont for John. He competed in all 13 A-mains in 2019, posting four wins to take his career total at the track to 60, putting him third on Fremont Speedway’s all-time win list, tied with Mark Keegan. John never finished out of the top 10 all season while posting a remarkable 11 top five finishes. His average A-main finishing position was a phenomenal fourth.

2-Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. The 2019 AFCS champion competed in all 13 A-mains in 2019. He scored three wins at Fremont to take his career total to 23. Jamie only finished out of the top nine one time – a 15th place finish on June 8. Besides his three wins, he also scored three runner-up finishes. Jamie’s average A-main finishing position was fifth.

3-Brandon Moore, Clyde, Ohio. Brandon made all 13 A-mains in 2019, posting three top five finishes including a season-best pair of thirds to go with 9 top 10 runs. Brandon’s average A-main finishing position was 9th.

4-Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio. Fremont Speedway’s 2014 and 2019 dirt truck champion competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the season-ending event. He posted four top five finishes including a season-best third on Sept. 20 to go with eight top 10 runs. Shawn’s average A-main finishing position was 9th.

5-Bobby Clark, Fremont, Ohio. The track’s 1992 and 1993 360 champion and 2015 305 champion, Bobby competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2019, missing only the Sept. 14 event. He posted four top five finishes including a pair of season-best runner-up runs. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

6-Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont Speedway’s 2005 and 2006 305 champion competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2019, missing only the Sept. 14 event. He posted four wins in 2019 to take his career total to 51, placing him 7th on the track’s all-time win list. He recorded 9 top five finishes and his worse finish of the year was an 11th. Paul’s average A-main finishing position was an incredible fourth.

7-Jimmy McGrath, Clyde, Ohio. Fremont’s 2008 dirt truck rookie of the year competed in all 13 A-mains in 2019 posting three top 10 finishes including a season-best fifth on July 27th. Jimmy’s average feature finishing position was 12th.

8-Zeth Sabo, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2019 rookie of the year for the 305 sprints competed in all 13 A-mains this season. He posted a pair of top 10 finishes including a season-best seventh on Aug. 3 His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

9-Tyler Street, Fredericktown, Ohio. Tyler competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the Sept. 14 event. He scored his first career Fremont win on opening night to go with four top five finishes and 9 top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was 8th.

10-Chris Verda, Elyria, Ohio. A rookie in 2019, Chris competed in 10 of the 13 A-mains in 2019. He posted a season-best sixth place finish on July 13 on route to an average A-main finishing position of 14th.

Following is a look at the top 10 in points for the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks for 2019:

CHAMPION- Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, Ohio. Of the 12 A-mains in 2019 Shawn won nine of them to run his career total to 55, placing him sixth on the track’s all-time win list. So when he didn’t win…he recorded a 15th, a third and a sixth. Fremont’s 2014 truck champion posted a phenomenal A-main average finishing position of third.

2-Dustin Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont Speedway’s 2017 truck champion and 2018 limited late model champion raced in all 12 A-mains in 2019. He recorded his 8th career Fremont win on June 8 to go with seven top five finishes. Other than a 12th place run on Sept. 20 Dustin never finished out of the top 10. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

3-Brad Mitten, Fremont, Ohio. Brad competed in all 12 A-mains in 2019, finishing in the top five five times. In fact, Brad only finished outside of the top seven once; a 15th place on July 5. He had a season-best second on Sept. 14 to go with a pair of third place performances. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

4-Jim Holcomb, Tiffin, Ohio. Jim battled in all 12 A-mains in 2019, scoring five top fives and nine top 10s including a season-best second on June 8. His average A-main finishing position was 8th.

5-Keith Sorg, Fremont, Ohio. The track’s 2016 and 2018 truck champion competed in all 12 A-mains in 2019, recording 9 top 10 finishes including a season-best second on Aug. 3. His average A-main finishing position was 9th.

6-John Brooks, Wayne, Ohio. Fremont’s 2016 and 2017 late model track champion ran in 11 of the 12 A-mains in 2019, missing only the Aug. 3 event. He posted his 9th career Fremont win on July 5 to go with five top five finishes and seven top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was 9th.

7-Brad Keckler, Fremont, Ohio. Brad battled in 11 of the 12 A-mains this season, missing only the season finale. He posted five top 10 finishes including a season-best fourth on June 8. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

8-Cory McCaughey, Toledo, Ohio. Cory competed in all 12 A-mains in 2019, recording five top 10 finishes including a season-best pair of fourth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

9-Brad Stuckey, Tiffin, Ohio – Brad competed in 9 of the 12 A-mains in 2019, scoring four top 10 finishes including a season-best second on Aug. 10. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

10-Jimmy McGrath, Clyde, Ohio – Jimmy competed in six of the 12 A-mains in 2019, posting three top 10 finishes including a season-best runner-up run on opening night. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

Following are the top 10 in points for the AFCS 305 series:

CHAMPION - Jamie Miller, 5 wins, 9 top fives and 12 top 10 runs.

2. John Ivy, 5 wins, 9 top fives and 12 top 10 runs.

3. Paul Weaver, 2 wins, 7 top fives and 12 top 10s.

4. Tyler Street, 1 win, 7 top fives and 12 top 10s

5. Bobby Clark 5 top 5's, 11 top 10's

6. Brandon Moore 3 top 5's, 9 top 10's

7. Luke Griffith 3 top 5's, 7 top 10's

8. Jimmy McGrath 4 top 5's, 5 top 10's

9. Jason Keckler 1 top 5, 5 top 10's

10. Seth Schneider 1 top 5, 5 top 10's

Rookie of the Year - Larry Kingseed Jr.

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ALLENTOWN, PA December 9, 2019 . . .Tim Buckwalter, one of the most accomplished and adaptable drivers in the northeast, will be aiming for victory inside Allentown, PA’s PPL Center when he takes a proven TQ Midget to post on January 3rd and 4th, 2020 for the Ironton Telephone sponsored Allentown Indoor Race.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels will open its 2020 season in the Queen City. Tickets for the fifth annual Allentown event are on sale at the PPL Center box office. Tickets are also available at www.pplcenter.com or by calling 610-347-TIXX.

Buckwalter, 30, of Douglassville, PA, is coming off a 2019 racing year that saw him win six feature races, two each in Wingless Sprints, SpeedSTRs and Micro Sprints.

Buckwalter’s USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint race wins were at Pa.’s Grandview and Big Diamond speedways. He won a pair of SpeedSTR mains at The Action Track in Kutztown, PA, where he finished second in the season standings. He also won two 600cc Micro Sprint headliners, one each at Pa.’s Shellhammer’s and Linda’s Speedways.

Buckwalter also raced USAC Sprints, USAC Midgets and Dirt 358 Modifieds in 2019. As recently as 2017, the versatile Buckwalter raced to a 358 dirt Modified victory at Grandview as well. Missing from his resume, however, is a TQ Midget victory in Allentown.

Buckwalter will be driving one of the most potent cars in the field, the No. 74 owned by engine builder Dave Pippard, whose most efficient motor is installed in a Mark Lafler-built chassis.

“I’ll have the car that Pippard had me drive for him last year, and you can’t get any better equipment than that,” Buckwalter shared.

Buckwalter owns one TQ Midget victory in Friday night competition in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall in 2011. He came close to winning the Gambler’s Classic in Atlantic City the past two years. In 2019, he finished runner-up to Andy Jankowiak and in 2018 he lead most of the race before spinning from the top spot after contact with eventual winner Ryan Flores.

“It takes a good car, a lot patience and some luck to win one of these races,” Buckwalter states.

Despite his good fortunes in Atlantic City, Buckwalter says he favors the Allentown track more than AC or the series new third venue at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y.

“I like the shape of it,” he said. “Just feel a little more comfortable there. Every year, you learn something and this year I’m very fortunate to be driving the same car I ran last year in the Series races.”

Buckwalter’s Allentown entry is among nearly 30 early TQ Midget registrants for the competition.

The Allentown event will include complete racing programs including qualifying and feature events on back-to-back nights headlined by the TQ Midgets. They will be joined by the Champ Karts on Friday night’s card and the Slingshots on Saturday.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., one of the winningest dirt Modified drivers during the 2019 outdoor season, is the defending Indoor Series champion. Rudolph clinched the title by winning the 2019 series finale in Syracuse.

Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Pa. became the first Lehigh Valley resident to win a TQ Midget race in Allentown last January during the Friday night program. Ryan Flores of Mooresville, NC, the 2017 series champion, won Saturday’s main event.

Doors open at 6:00PM with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM on Friday. On Saturday, doors open at 5:00PM with racing beginning at 7:00PM sharp. An on-track Fan Fest is available at no extra charge to ticket holders who chose the option when making their purchase.

The Allentown race is the first of four events that comprise the Indoor Auto Racing Series.

After the two race event opener in Allentown, the “Concrete Series” presented by BELFOR Property Restoration, the series moves to Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday, January 31st and February 1st for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic.

The “Concrete Series” season finale us on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Exposition Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y.

A special non-point event will be held on a banked clay oval. The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will return to CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. with a new date. This race meet, held the last two years in December, has been moved to Friday and Saturday, February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 Wingless 600cc Sprints kicking up the clay.

Tickets for all four venues make great Christmas gifts. They can be obtained now through information available on the series website: www.indoorautoracing.com along with special host hotel rates.

Corporate sponsorship packages to fit every budget and group sales information is available by email or call Danny Sammons at the series office at danny@aarn.com or 609-888-3618.

 

 

Tony Stewart acquires King of the TQ Midget Racing Series to form All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (December 9, 2019) - Effective immediately, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Stewart, has officially acquired the Indiana-based U.M.R.A. King of the TQ Midget Racing Series and rebranded the organization to form the All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets.

In operation since 1961, the now All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets boasts a longstanding tradition of competitiveness with events in recent seasons stretching throughout the Hoosier State, most recently concluding a schedule that included 25 races in 2019. With the help of Tony Stewart and a dedicated All Star TQ Midgets staff, the Series hopes to continue those longstanding traditions in 2020 while broadening the Series’ overall exposure.

“I had the opportunity to start racing TQ Midgets in Indiana right after high school and I’ve had a passion ever since. The experience was valuable and it acted as a crucial step in my USAC career,” Tony Stewart explained, who competes in a TQ Midget when time allows while also owning a TQ Midget team driven by Ron Combs. “It’s a fun atmosphere with a lot of great drivers and teams and I am truly passionate about it. Our goal is to promote that experience to others and hopefully continue to make this Series grow.”

“Tony [Stewart] is a great fit for this organization. We are excited to have him,” Ron Combs said, who has been driving a Tony Stewart-owned TQ Midget since 2004 .”His passion for TQ Midget racing is substantial and I’m confident only great things will come from his affiliation.”

The 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets schedule is expected to be finalized by the New Year. Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the Series should contact Ron Combs directly at tqracer14@gmail.com, or by phone at 812-651-6029. In addition, information will be available at the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 booth (#1235) during the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in Indianapolis on December 12-14.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY TO HOST FIRST EVER NASCAR PINTY’S SERIES DIRT RACE

Canada’s premier national racing series headed back to motorsports’ roots December 6, 2019, OHSWEKEN, ON – The NASCAR Pinty’s Series is breaking new ground in 2020, and it will be a dirty affair. Canada’s only national stock car racing series will visit Ohsweken Speedway on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, for 100 lap full points event.

Ohsweken Speedway is no stranger to history-making events in the racing world. NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart won his elusive first World of Outlaws Sprint Car race at the track dubbed the Big O. The sell-out crowd went nuts when Gander Outdoors NASCAR Truck Series championship finalist and Canadian Stewart Friesen won his first and only World of Outlaws Sprint Car race at the Big O. Now the speedway and its owner Glenn Styres will be written into motorsports lore when it hosts the first NASCAR Pinty’s Series race held on a dirt track.

“Next year is the 25th anniversary of Ohsweken Speedway,” said Styres. “It will be amazing to see NASCAR stock cars racing around this place. This is a great chance to show the world what a first class facility we have here in Ohsweken.” The NASCAR Pinty’s Series has sanctioned races from coast to coast with events as far west as Vernon, British Columbia, and as far east as Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Races have been held on paved ovals, road courses, street circuits, and on converted temporary airport tracks. Never has the series visited a dirt track.

“Pinty’s has a long history in Motorsports and whether it’s our NASCAR Pinty’s Series venues, Short Track Nationals at both Jukasa in Canada and Bristol in the USA or our investment in Pinty’s All North Racing on MavTV, we know our target audience lives for authentic experiences.” said Anthony Spiteri of Pinty’s Delicious Foods. “Taking the Pinty’s Series to the ever popular Ohsweken Speedway combines the best of the best in teams, drivers and venues. I suspect a few surprises for our fans as well! August can’t come quick enough.”

“You never know what to expect from a dirt race,” said speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey. “We can guarantee this. It will be a spectacle.

“We are proud to enter a multi-year deal with NASCAR and primary sponsor Pinty’s. This is going to further solidify Ohsweken Speedway as Canada’s premier dirt track destination.”

The NASCAR event will consist of practice, time trials, qualifying heats, and a 100-lap feature event to be run at 9 pm on August 18, 2020. The NASCAR Stock Cars will be joined by Ohsweken Speedway’s popular winged 360 cubic inch Sprint Cars and Mini Stocks for the Tuesday night program. The night before the speedway will host a full program of 360 cubic inch sprint cars, the Action Sprint Tour for crate-powered Sprint Cars and the Thunder Stocks.

Fans can stay connected to www.npsondirt.com for more information. Tickets go on sale next Wednesday, December 11th.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Cannon McIntosh Lands Keith Kunz Motorsports Ride for Chili Bowl Nationals

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (December 6, 2019) – On the heels of a strong 2019 Midget racing campaign as a 16-year-old, Bixby, Oklahoma’s Cannon McIntosh has secured a ride with the potent Keith Kunz Motorsports team for the upcoming 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

The unrivaled event that takes place over the course of six days from January 13-18, 2020, atop the indoor, 1/5-mile clay oval in Tulsa, OK, will mark McIntosh’s second career Chili Bowl appearance.

“I feel like we were building towards this all year and then Turkey Night led to the offer,” McIntosh explains. “I’m looking forward to racing for Keith Kunz Motorsports at the Chili Bowl. Keith (Kunz) and Pete (Willoughby) and their team know what it takes to win at the Chili Bowl and I want to get them another Golden Driller.”

Drivers under the Keith Kunz Motorsports banner have topped each of the past five Chili Bowl championship features and won four of last year’s five preliminary events in the Toyota/TRD entries. Keith Kunz picked up his first Golden Driller as a car owner in 1994 when Andy Hillenburg became the first homestate driver to win the prestigious event.

Less than a month after his 16th birthday, McIntosh made his first Chili Bowl appearance last January and raced to an eye-opening fifth-place finish on his preliminary night before narrowly missing Saturday’s feature cut among the field of 350 competitors.

McIntosh followed that up with his first career USAC win in March’s “Shamrock Classic” at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center aboard the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 Midget.

A full season of racing action for McIntosh in 2019, his third full year in Midget racing action, netted a finish of sixth in Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League points while mixing in approximately half of the USAC National Midget schedule as well. Along the way, McIntosh racked up 27 overall top-ten feature finishes with eight runner-up showings including an Indiana Midget Week outing at Gas City in June and November’s esteemed “Turkey Night” in Ventura, CA.

McIntosh started strong and finished strong in 2019.

He looks to start even stronger in 2020 with Keith Kunz Motorsports at the 34th Annual Chili Bowl Nationals.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Returns Kerry Madsen and Adds Cody Jacobs as Crew Chief

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Dec. 6, 2019) - Kerry Madsen will once again pilot the Big Game Motorsports sprint car in 2020, marking his fourth straight season with the Killer Instinct Crossbows backed team.

Madsen and the team have earned 18 feature victories during the last three years, including a pair of triumphs in 2019 highlighted by winning the Hard Knox Night at the Knoxville Nationals.

Additionally, Big Game Motorsports is pleased to welcome veteran crew chief Cody Jacobs on board. Jacobs has been a part of many monumental wins as one of the top crew chiefs in the sport the last several years.

The Morrison Racing Engines powered team plans on tackling a 90-race schedule next season beginning in February at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during the DIRTcar Nationals.

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Cannon McIntosh Finishes Off Western Swing with Runner-Up Turkey Night Grand Prix Finish

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (December 5, 2019) – Cannon McIntosh finished out the recent USAC National Midget west coast swing in strong form with a runner-up finish in the prestigious Turkey Night Grand Prix at California’s Ventura Raceway last Friday night aboard the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 Midget.

After leading 67 of the event’s 98 laps, the 16-year-old from Bixby OK, ultimately settled for runner-up honors behind NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series star Kyle Larson. McIntosh also earned the Rookie of the Race award.

Locking into the feature event with a qualifying time of 12.645 seconds earlier in the night that put him eighth amongst the field of 68, McIntosh wasted little time working forward in the main event.

McIntosh was up to second within the opening 20 laps and took command on a lap 21 restart. McIntosh controlled the pace for the next 67 circuits before surrendering the point to Larson with just 11 laps to go.

“One of the radius rods on the right rear stripped the threads out of the birdcage,” McIntosh says.

With the radius rod disconnected, tricky track conditions became that much trickier in the closing laps. “It was making all the bumps twice as violent as they already had been,” McIntosh continues. “At the time I didn’t think it affected the car all that much. But after watching video of it, I could see how much it changed up how we were able to get through the corners. If that hadn’t come off, I don’t think Kyle could have driven by us on the outside like that.”

The runner-up finish marked McIntosh’s eighth overall second-place finish of the season and second in USAC National Midget action to go along with a win in March’s Shamrock Classic.

It wrapped up a California trip that included Placerville Speedway’s Inaugural Hangtown 100 on November 19-20 and then Bakersfield Speedway on November 23.

McIntosh raced his way into the Hangtown 100 preliminary feature amongst a stout field of 57 only to get gathered up in an incident. “We just got caught up in some other people’s crash,” McIntosh recalls.

In the Wednesday night Hangtown 100 finale, McIntosh was in position for a transfer from “B” Main action before missing it by just two positions. “We got up to third and then we caught a caution that we didn’t need,” McIntosh explains.

McIntosh secured a position in the November 23 feature at Bakersfield as well only to have the run cut short by a broken break fitting.

With the outdoor portion of McIntosh’s Midget season in the books, the team sets its sights on the Gateway Dirt Nationals at “The Dome at America’s Center” in St. Louis on December 19-21.

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

2019 Quick Stats (Midget): Races 52, Wins 1, Top Fives 19, Top Tens 27.

Up Next: Gateway Dirt Nationals at “The Dome at America’s Center” in St. Louis, MO, on December 19-21.

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

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

 

 

Reutzel Closed Out 2019 Season with a Change of Pace – Australia Up Next

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (December 5, 2019) – After racing to a second consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions title and leading the nation in winged 410-ci Sprint Car wins board the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87, Aaron Reutzel closed out his 2019 campaign with a change of scenery.

Reutzel closed out the season taking in the USAC National Midget series’ set of events in California including Placerville Speedway’s “Hangtown 100” on November 19-20, Bakersfield Speedway on November 23 and the prestigious Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway last Friday.

On the heels of racking up 18 Sprint Car wins and a second All Star title, Reutzel joined forces with the Tucker/Boat Motorsports team for California Midget action.

And Reutzel wasted little time making the adjustment, racing into the Hangtown 100 preliminary feature and then climbing from 17th to post a tenth-place finish in the main event.

“I got pretty comfortable with it by feature time and we were able to go forward to tenth,” Reutzel says.

Earning the fourth starting position for the $20,000-to-win “Hangtown 100” finale on November 20, Reutzel charge into the lead on the third round of the 100-lapper.

“We were so good early in a race that long, I knew we were in trouble,” Reutzel recalls.

Reutzel paced the field for the next 15 circuits before surrendering the point and stayed in the mix near the front until getting collected in an incident before ultimately recovering to finish 12th.

‘We got caught up in someone else’s mess,” Reutzel says.

Moving on to Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday, November 23, Reutzel timed in second quickest among his group and then won the “B” Main to secure the seventh starting position for the feature event that he was forced to exit early.

“We bent a right front shock,” Reutzel recalls. “I knew something was wrong but I wasn’t sure what, so I pulled off.”

The California swing wrapped up with last Friday night’s Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway that was postponed from Thursday night due to heavy rain.

The excessive rain made for a rough surface that mired Reutzel deep in the field after qualifying.

“We qualified bad,” Reutzel says. “And with that format, it’s hard to dig out of that hole.”

Reutzel made his way though his qualifying race and was within one position of the final transfer in the “B” Main only to get collected in another incident that brought the evening to an early end.

“Overall it was good,” Reutzel said of the Midget outings in California. “We started out pretty decent then just ran into a couple of problems after that.”

With the 2019 North American season in the books, Reutzel is already preparing for the 2020 campaign before making his way to Australia later in the month for more racing action over the Holidays.

2019 Quick Stats: 94 races, 18 wins, 47 top-fives, 61 top-tens.

Next Up: Sprint Cars in Australa.

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

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

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

 

 

THE Texas Motorsport Expo and Racers Auction IS UPON US! Good driving weather to get there too!

FRIDAY, DEC. 6, 9AM-7PM: Vendor Display Set-Up, Drop off Auction Items.

SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 8AM: Expo Doors Open! 9AM: Auction Begins!

Mesquite TX (12/05/19) by DarinShort.com. The annual Texas Motorsport Expo and Racers Auction​ will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at the Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall​. This event is a great place to auction off those unneeded items and re-stock for next racing season. The Expo will feature Exhibitor displays from top motorsports vendors, race tracks, racing series and more!

Bring the family! There will be plenty of fun for everyone – shop the exhibit booths and join in the auction!

Motorsport Expo and Auction Quick Facts:

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019 (one day only!)

Doors Open at 8:00am

Auction Starts at 9:00am

Location: Mesquite Convention and Visitors Bureau 1700 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, Texas 75149

Admission: Adults - $15.00, Seniors/Military - $10.00, Ages 6-12 - $5.00, 5 and Under – Free.

Racer’s Auction: Open to the Public! This is a perfect opportunity to get a good price for your motorsports equipment, vehicles and supplies. Retailers … this is a perfect way to move inventory that has been on the shelf too long. All related motorsports items welcome in the auction!

Racer’s Auction Contacts: Tim Clonch or Matthew Rhone at (972) 289-7223 of Smiley's Racing Products - The Official Page​ to reserve lot numbers for auction items.

Racer’s Auction Items Drop Off at the Mesquite Convention Center Friday, December 6th, 2019 between 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Trade Show Exhibitors: Booths in the Trade Show are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more, go to www.texasmotorsportexpo.com/vendors or contact Chelsie Lorenz at 972-290-7002. Download and complete the 2019 Texas Motorsport Expo Vendor Contract to get your spot secured today!

Trade Show Vendor Booth Setup: Mesquite Convention Center, Friday, December 6th, 2019 from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Exhibitors who have already signed up, as of 11/29 include:

Abilene Radiator
Abilene Speedway
Big O Speedway
Boyd Raceway
Bulletproof Tees
CRS - Raider Graphix
Devil's Bowl Speedway
Dirt Track Photography
Edge/VP Fuel
Elite Sprint Cars
Fastshafts/Axle Exchange
Five1Seven Designs
IMCA
JC Promotions
Kennedale Speedway Park
Keyser/Integra
Landrum Springs
Lonestar 600
Lonestar Supergas
Love Graphics
Lucas Oil
Minnesota Pneumatic Products
MLH Racing Products
Monarch Motor Speedway
Pit Stop Racing
Pulse Racing Innovations
Rafter P Construction
RPM Speedway
Smiley's Racing Products
Sniper Speed
Sprint Car Bandits Series
Superbowl Speedway
Swenson Racing/Real Wheels
Texas Legend Cars
Texas Sprint Series
The Lone Star Dwarf Car Club/Peter D Motorsports
TRC Race Cars
TruForm
USRA
Velocita
Wild Child RaceCars
Wrisco
Zamp Racing

Getting There: It’s easy getting there! From 635/LBJ Freeway South take exit 4 Military/Scyene. Travel south on the Service Road and you will see the complex (including the Hampton, Convention Center and Mesquite Rodeo). Mesquite Convention Center 1750 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, TX 75149.

$AVE on ROOMS at the Hampton Inn & Suites! If you are traveling to this event, the Hampton Inn & Suites (on the premises of the Mesquite Convention Center) will play host to attendees of this great event! There is an allotment of rooms saved to offer room discounts for this event. Hurry and book your room today to make sure you can get the event discount at: www.texasmotorsportexpo.com/locations/?i=19759

Make plans to catch up with your racing friends, meet with Series officials, Race Tracks and Vendors, grab some great deals on racing components – all under the same roof at the Texas Motorsport Expo on Saturday, December 7th!

Please visit www.TexasMotorsportExpo.com for more information.

 

 

Joshua Shipley Wins ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Car Championship

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Dec. 5, 2019) - Joshua Shipley earned his first career series championship with the San Tan Ford ASCS Desert Non-Wing Sprint Car Series this season.

Shipley raced with the series based in Arizona all season long and only finished outside of the top five three times. He led the series with three wins, 13 top fives and 14 top 10s to win the title by a whopping 341 points.

"It was a really great year," he said. "We had pretty consistent runs all year long minus a couple of races. It felt good to always be in the hunt for the win."

Shipley wrapped up his season last weekend at Arizona Speedway, which hosted the 4th annual Copper Classic. Shipley started seventh and finished third in his heat race before he capped Saturday night with a fifth-place run in the main event.

He followed with another top-five outing on Sunday to end the season in style.

"We started and finished third in our heat race," he said. "That put us ninth in the A Main and we made it up to fourth. I really can't complain with two top-five finishes to round off our year."

Shipley gave credit to those who were there to help him along the way, which included his crew members and sponsors.

"My team was awesome throughout the whole year," he said. "They put everything they have into this team every single weekend. They have some big hearts and I couldn't have done it without them. I definitely can't forget our sponsors. All of them were such a help to us this season and we appreciate them so much."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 30 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 5 (3).

Dec. 1 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 4 (9).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 15 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 17 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Christie Grading & Paving

Christie Grading & Paving is a business located in Rainbow Valley, Ariz.

"Bob Christie, the owner of Christie Grading & Paving, came on board with me a couple of years ago," Shipley said. "Since then we've created a great partnership and friendship, and I'm thankful to have him on board."

Shipley would also like to thank Blud Lubricants, The Race Shack, Speed Sports, Rock Knockers and Aero Armour Aircraft Cleaning and Detailing Products.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Earns Career-Best Eight Wins During Another Stellar Season

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi topped his career-best campaign in 2018 by recording two more victories this year.

Scelzi scored an impressive eight triumphs, including five during King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series competition - setting personal bests for overall wins and victories in a single season with the premier sprint car series in his home state of California.

"Last year we were really good in the Midwest and won several big races and were up front a lot in California," he said. "This year we won more, but it was more hit and miss. I felt like I had more peaks and valleys this year and went on runs, but last year was more steady."

Swapping between his family owned team and Roth Motorsports likely led to some of the ups and downs, Scelzi noted.

"I think it was tougher than what I thought it'd be going back and forth with different cars, different tires and different crew," he said. "It was difficult to be comfortable in both. However, we had a lot of great runs in both cars and I'm grateful for the opportunities.

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as Todd Ventura, Scotty Martin, Todd Jorgensen and Brandon Sidur for their hard work. Also, thank you to Brandon Hickman and Lucas Boland for their hard work on our family car."

Scelzi's five KWS-NARC victories led the series and he was in the hunt for the series championship until the checkered flag was waved during the season finale. Scelzi finished third in the championship standings during his first full season chasing points.

"On Night 1 of the season we won and then on Night 2 we had a part failure that took us from running fourth to finishing 18th or 19 th," he said. "We had to chase points all the way back. We had a DNF and got into a crash at Placerville. We threw two nights away and still almost won the championship. That was a huge testament to the team and what we did this year. We won five races and nobody else won that many so that was special."

Scelzi's eight victories this season came at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6 and Oct. 5; at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 8; at Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, on June 13; at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 21 and July 12; at Santa Maria Raceway in Santa Maria, Calif., on July 27; and at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on Aug. 31.

"The Louie Vermeil win at Calistoga was very special to be the first guy to win with a wing on," he said. "That's going to be a big win for a long time. It was also special to win in Santa Maria, where we don't race very often. Also, winning the Saturday night portion of the 360s at the Peter Murphy Classic meant a lot."

Scelzi added a pair of top fives during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition and he made the Knoxville Nationals A Main for the second straight year.

"Making the Knoxville Nationals was another big thing and to do it two years in a row was pretty special," he said. "That Friday night show is extremely tough. We got to second or third and fell back to fifth. It was a war to stay in that top four so to lock into the Saturday A Main was a big accomplishment."

SEASON STATS -

83 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 35 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 62 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Line Oil

Red Line Synthetic Oil provides technical support and more than 100 quality products, including motor oils, gear oils, assembly lubes, fuel additives and WaterWetter to the automotive, motorcycle, marine and industrial markets. For more information, visit http://www.RedLineOil.com.

"Red Line Oil is hands down the best oil in the racing industry," Scelzi said. "They have supported my family for as long as I can remember and have been a big part of my career."

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

 

 

All Stars visit the Wimmera

After a thrilling night’s racing last Saturday night at Murray Bridge Speedway the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series will at Blue Ribbon Raceway this Saturday night. “We get to visit Blue Ribbon two times this season, Saturday night and again in February 2020. Blue Ribbon is one of our favourite race tracks. It’s big, wide and racy.” Promoter Mandy Searle said. “Last time we visited Horsham we celebrated our 100th series round which was very special and no doubt it will be another great show and the crowd can expect some exciting racing.”

Currently leading the Championship is V29 Michael Tancredi with 1010 points; SA33 Mark Caruso is on 991, VA8
Daniel Evans 981, NT26 Tony Moule 974 and SA95 Jarman Dalitz on 962 rounding out the top 5. Tancredi took out RD2 at Heartland Raceway but didn’t manage to get the job done at Murray Bridge. Tancredi is a thrill a minute racer and exciting to watch. Mark Caruso’s SA33 Cool was also fast last weekend and made it to the podium at his home track. VA8 Daniel Evans is driving for Mildura based Shaun McClure and is one of the hard chargers of the series. He started in P14 last Saturday and drove his way up to 4th place. SA95 Jarman Dalitz is one of the most consistent series racer. The quietly spoken Dalitz is always clean and works his way through the field quietly until he is toward the
front. After sitting out the latter half of the series last season he has already locked in 2 top 7 results, he will be another one to watch. NT26 Tony Moule still holds the title for the ‘most A Main wins ‘of the series and would love nothing more than to lock another one in. Past Champions NT7 Colin Brooks and V7 Paul Solomon, SA32 Ben Gartner, SA11
Scott Enderl just to name a few will be looking for their first podium for the season. Rookie racer and hard charger
V75 Mitch Smith is another youngster that keeps getting quicker each time he hits the track. Throw in a couple of rookies into the mix and the night will be spectacular.

On track action starts at 6.00 – Blue Ribbon Raceway, 1650 Blue Ribbon Road, Kalkee

 

 

PIT PAY APP NOW AVAILABLE FOR APPLE AND ANDROID USERS

PIT PAY GIVES RACERS THE ABILITY TO PURCHASE PIT PASSES IN ADVANCE ON MOBILE DEVICES

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 4, 2019) – Pit Pay, the only mobile pit pass app for the motorsports industry, launches Dec. 4, 2019, in the Apple app and Google Play stores. Motorsport participants can purchase pit passes in advance using the Pit Pay app on their Apple and Android mobile devices, saving time when they arrive at the racetrack. The Pit Pay app organizes and simplifies the sign-in process, helping tracks get their participants into the pits quickly and efficiently, even at the largest events.

Pit Pay provides its users – racers, crew members and other attendees – with a simple, hassle-free experience in the app and at the track. With hundreds of tracks and thousands of events, users can quickly and easily purchase pit passes in advance using the app. Once they arrive at the track, users proceed directly to the dedicated Pit Pay check-in area, present the mobile pit pass on their device and receive their armband or credential, saving valuable time standing in line, signing waivers and exchanging cash. The Pit Pay app safely and securely stores credit card information and users’ favorite tracks and series to make purchasing a pit pass as simple as a few clicks on their mobile devices.

“We’re excited to launch Pit Pay and get feedback straight from the racers and promoters,” said Frank Bolter, president of Pit Pay. “My goal with the Pit Pay app is to utilize technology to provide a better experience for racers, while helping tracks and insurance providers streamline their processes. I’ve been involved in motorsports for over 25 years, and I saw a need for the pit pass sign-in process to be standardized and simplified at the track. I think the Pit Pay app can help with that, improving the participant experience. Initial feedback from tracks and racers has been overwhelming, and I’m excited to see where the Pit Pay app can go as we continue to work to expand our presence and give back to the motorsports community.”

Pit Pay is currently adding new tracks to the app, and mobile pit passes will be available for select events beginning in January 2020. Developing Pit Pay to satisfy the needs of tracks and insurance partners was a collaborative effort with leading motorsports attorneys, industry leaders and insurance providers.

“Pit Pay provides a best-in-class digital solution for executing and storing liability waivers, which we all know is a hassle at every track,” said Lauri Eberhart of Apollo Sports & Entertainment Law Group and legal advisor to Pit Pay. “It provides an authenticated, digital paper trail that is easier to access and protect than our current paper waiver system. We collaborated with leading insurance companies and legal experts in our industry to be sure Pit Pay not only meets, but exceeds, current legal standards.”

“Pit Pay is the future, and with many benefits to the racers, track owners, and promoters, it will be a real gamechanger for the motorsports industry,” said Jeff Ladd, president of Sport Insurance Specialists (SIS). “Tim Troester, Don DeWitt and the Reel Racing MGA Team, along with Ryan Slagle and my team here at SIS, saw the vision in the Pit Pay technology right away, so we are excited to have contributed our efforts to get this platform introduced to the industry. It will be a winner!”

Pit Pay is free to download from the Apple app and Google Play stores. The app is available in the U.S. and all current tracks and events are located in the continental U.S. Additional information on the Pit Pay app is available at PitPay.com.

ABOUT PIT PAY: Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Pit Pay Inc. launched the Pit Pay mobile pit pass app in 2019 to give users the ability to purchase pit passes in advance for motorsports events across the U.S. on Apple and Android mobile devices. With electronic I.D. verification and waiver execution, the Pit Pay app offers the only safe and secure advance purchase method for pit passes. For more information, please visit PitPay.com or interact on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

MEDIA INFORMATION: Frank Bolter, Pit Pay President 704-428-9020 media at pitpay dot com

 

 

Walter reflects on eventful 2019 campaign

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) December 4, 2019 – Highlighted by a pair of main event victories, the 2019 racing season was packed with a host of twists and turns for Josh Walter and members of the Torque Racing Winged Sprint Car team.

Through the ups and downs, the 14th-year Sprint Car racer and his dedicated Plymouth, Wis.-based pit crew enjoyed several strong runs in both the 360 and 410 ranks, while running a reduced schedule of events over the second half of the season.

After originally intending to run the complete Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car schedule in 2019, Walter ended up splitting his time between the MSA 360 division and the Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series in 2019.

Walter notched a pair of A-main victories, four top-five and seven top-10 A-main finishes to go along with three heat race victories and one B-main triumph in 14 MSA 360 Sprint Car events.

In late July, Walter and the Torque Racing team turned their attention to the IRA 410 Sprint Car ranks, making six 410 starts during the second half of the 2019 campaign with one top-10 A-main showing and one heat race victory to the team’s credit.

Walter finished 22nd in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car point standings, 24th in the final MSA 360 Sprint Car point standings and 28th in the IRA 410 Sprint Car Series point standings as the team competed in a total of 21 events during the 2019 season.

“The season was really a roller coaster,” Walter said. “It started out great, then took a turn for the worst with several weeks of DNFs. We were then given the opportunity to rent a 410 engine. With several people interested in our 360 engine, we decided to sell it and buy the 410 permanently since we were having more fun in the 410 division.

“The highlights of the season were the two feature wins and a handful of top-10 finishes in the 410, along with getting a 410 heat race win at Angell Park Speedway,” he said.

Walter opened the 2019 campaign by competing with the IRA 410 Sprint Car Series at the Beaver Dam Raceway on April 20 with a MSA 360 power plant under the hood. Despite being down on horsepower against the IRA regulars, Walter ran in the top-10 during much of the 30-lap Jim Wipperfurth Memorial A main before posting a respectable 11th-place showing.

With 39 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Cars signed in for the PDTR opener at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth on May 4, Walter was involved in a pair of heat race incidents and was forced to run the B main. After winning the B main, Walter started 16th in the A-main field before pulling off with a rear-end part failure just past the half-way point of the A main to post a 14th-place showing.

The following week proved to be much better for Walter has he pulled of a clean sweep by winning his heat race and the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, May 11. Walter started on the pole in both races and survived a heated duel with Travis Arenz en route to victory in the A-main event.

On Saturday, May 25, Walter earned a heat race victory and a sixth-place showing in the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main before posting a fourth-place finish in PDTR 360 Sprint A-main competition on Saturday, June 1.

On Sunday, June 2 the Torque Racing team ventured to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, where Walter saw his three-race top-10 A-main finish streak come to an end with a 15th-place A-main showing after contact with an infield tire forced him to restart at the rear of the field at the halfway point of the race.

Walter returned to The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, June 8 where he was involved in a hard flip during heat race action. The Torque Racing team made quick repairs and got Walter back out for the B main, but he was unable to earn a transfer spot and failed to make the A main for the first time during the 2019 season.

Walter bounced back on Saturday, June 15 at The Plymouth Dirt Track to record a solid 10th-place A-main finish in PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main action. On Friday, June 21, Walter placed 11th in an MSA event at SK Speedway in Unity before posting a sixth-place finish at The Plymouth Dirt Track on June 22.

The Russ Scheffler Memorial Night racing program at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Friday, June 28 drew a season-high 40 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars and resulted in Walter missing out on an A-main transfer spot for the second time in 2019, following a fifth-place finish in the B main.

After the June 28, Walter announced that he would no longer pursue 100-percent participation in the MSA schedule and would run select 360 races for the remainder of the 2019 season.

The low point of Walter’s 2019 campaign followed on Wednesday, July 3 at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam as Walter was involved in a hard accident in turn two of the sprawling half-mile track during the MSA A main, which seriously damaged his primary car and relegated him to a 19th-place finish.

After skipping an MSA event at TNT Speedway in Three Lakes on July 6 while putting together the team’s back-up car, Walter returned to MSA action at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing in Seymour on Friday, July 12, where he posted a fifth-place A-main finish.

The following night proved to be the highlight of Walter’s 2019 as he fended off a late charge from Travis Arenz to claim his sixth career MSA A-main victory in the Remembering Randy Tracy Mid-Season Championship 30-lap headliner at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, July 13.

After a weekend off, Walter finished 17th in his final MSA/PDTR 360 Sprint Car appearance of the 2019 season on Thursday, July 25 at The Plymouth Dirt Track during the All Star Circuit of Champions special appearance at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds.

Weary from the grind of the MSA and PDTR 360 Sprint Car schedule, coupled with the strain of extra work put in to assemble a backup car following two significant accidents with the team’s primary machine during the first half of the season, Walter and his crew elected to change things up and bolt in a 410 motor for the remaining six races of the 2019 season.

The team’s first 410 event of the 2019 campaign came at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie on Sunday, July 28 where Walter placed a solid 10th in an IRA 410 Sprint Car Series A main.

“When we made the change to the 410 in late July, it resulted in less pressure on myself and my crew,” Walter said. “We just had more fun in the 410.”

After two weeks away from the racetrack, Walter and the Torque Racing team returned to action during Cornfest at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie on Sunday, Aug. 18. Following his first IRA heat race victory of the season, Walter came home 12th in the A main.

Walter tallied an 11th-place finish with the IRA at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 24 and followed that up with a 14th-place showing with the IRA during the Sheboygan County Fair at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, Sept. 1. On Saturday, Sept. 14, Walter placed 13th in IRA A-main action at Beaver Dam Raceway.

Walter closed out the 2019 campaign with an IRA event at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 28. After starting 17th, Walter ran as high as 14th before he flipped his 12W machine along the treacherous cushion in turn four following a late-race restart on lap 29. Walter was scored 19th in the event.

“We had some really good runs with the 410,” Walter said. “That's the great thing with the new 410 engine. It's a much more competitive engine than I had previously during the three years I ran a 410 Sprint Car from 2015 through 2017. This engine has a lot more power.”

Looking ahead to the 2020 season, Walter says the Torque Racing team will stay with the 410 motor and run a pick-and-choose type of schedule with some long-distance trips mixed in with a selection of local events.

“We plan on doing anywhere from 12 to 18 410 races next year,” Walter said. “We're going to concentrate primarily on tracks that I've always wanted to race at like I-55 Speedway in Pevely, Missouri, Eldora in Ohio, Knoxville in Iowa, Port Royal and Williams Grove in Pennsylvania. In addition, we will do some local races at tracks such as Plymouth, 141 Speedway, Beaver Dam, and possibly some shows at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie.

“We don’t plan to make any big changes to the car this winter, mostly just upgrading some components,” he said. “We are going to race our Triple X chassis again next year.”

As he prepares to enter into his 15th season behind the wheel of a Winged Sprint Car, Walter is very appreciative of the support he has received along the way.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in our race program in 2019 and the past 14 years,” Walter said. “It’s been a wonderful experience and the support has been overwhelming.”

As the Torque Racing team plans a diverse schedule of 410 events for the 2020 season, Walter is currently seeking additional sponsors to help support the team during the upcoming campaign.

‘We are always looking to expand our racing family and if anyone is interested in being part of the Torque Racing team, they can contact me directly by email at sprint.racer12w@gmail.com,” Walter said. “We can set up an appointment to meet. I prefer to make our partnerships as personal as possible.”

Torque Racing sponsors for the 2019 season include JDV Lawncare, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, Plymouth Tap, Doug's Quality Beef, Tiffany's Wildtree, Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete, Kombucha Brothers, Platinum Restoration Services, Ruh Custom Woodworking, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions. Torque Racing Sponsor Showcase – Platinum Restoration Services Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team is pleased to have Platinum Restoration Services, located at 5225 West Electric Ave. in West Allis, Wis., on board as a sponsor for the 2019 season.

Platinum Restoration Services began 10 years ago as a one-man operation founded by owner Jeremy Roth. Over time, the business grew and it built a reputation for high-quality service and careful attention to detail.

“Our services are in such high demand that we have three trucks/crews going now,” Roth said. “From its humble beginnings, the company has grown to expand the services to all of Southeastern Wisconsin with another office in West Allis/Milwaukee. This growth was a natural part of the company's evolution and the reflects the focus we've always placed on people and relationships.”

Platinum Restoration Services offers a wide array of services including carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, synthetic and oriental rug cleaning, air duct cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, water damage restoration, mold remediation, fire and smoke damage restoration and power washing.

Roth says the foundation of the business is centered around a dedication to top-notch customer service and high-quality restoration work.

“At Platinum Restoration Services, each member of our staff is an expert in his or her field-whether handling customer service or restoring a disaster in your home,” Roth said. “All of our people are fully-trained professionals, who have worked hard to make our company what it is today. We believe in forgoing ongoing relationships through quality workmanship and outstanding customer service.

As a race fan, Roth is thrilled to be involved with Josh Walter the Torque Racing team.

“I grew up in Plymouth and been going to the dirt track races in Plymouth for almost 20 years now,” Roth said. “I've always had a huge passion for racing. I started out going to drag races, radar runs, snowmobile races, jet ski racing and mountain bike racing. I took some time off to grow my business, but now I'm getting more involved with racing again. I wanted to sponsor Torque Racing because Josh has been a longtime friend and wanted to support his passion for racing.”

To contact Platinum Restoration Services, call 262-228-6166. For more information, visit www.platinumrestorationservice.com.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing By The Numbers Total Events – 21 MSA events – 14 IRA events – 7 A-Main Victories – 2 B-Main Victories – 1 Top Five A-Main Finishes – 4 Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 8 Heat Race Victories – 4

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: Chase Johnson Reaches Double Digits

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Dec. 4, 2019) - Chase Johnson earned his 10th triumph of the season and the lone victory for Team ILP last week when he scored a Turkey Night Grand Prix win.

Johnson claimed the USAC West Coast Sprint Car main event on Friday at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., where he led all 41 laps on the tricky track.

Winning Team ILP clients are eligible to score a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

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

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

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

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Chase Johnson - 10 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20, May 11, June 30, July 13 and Sept. 2; and Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., on Oct. 26 and Nov. 29); Jack Dover - 9 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and July 26; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 7; Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 5; I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on July 6 and July 27; Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on July 23 and Sept. 6; and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 24); Derek Hagar - 9 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on April 27, June 22 and Sept. 28; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on June 21; Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on July 5; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 19; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on July 27 and Oct. 4; and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 1); Giovanni Scelzi - 9 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16; Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13; The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on May 24; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 27 and Aug. 24; Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., on Aug. 30); Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., on Sept. 14; and Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on Nov. 19); Dominic Scelzi - 8 (The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6 and Oct. 5; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 8; Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, on June 13; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 21 and July 12; Santa Maria Raceway in Santa Maria, Calif., on July 27; and Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on Aug. 31); Tyler Thompson - 7 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 11; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 1, June 29, July 4, July 27 and Aug. 24; and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Aug. 16); Seth Bergman - 6 (Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on April 19; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on April 20; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 1 and July 20; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 26; and Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on Aug. 2); Brian Brown - 5 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 20, May 4, June 8, June 14 and July 13); Zac Taylor - 4 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on April 27 and Sept. 28; I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on May 18; and Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on June 9); Scott Bogucki - 3 (Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on June 14; Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on June 15; and Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 1); Dylan Cisney - 3 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23 and July 13; and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on June 30); Roger Crockett - 3 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 21; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 17; and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Oct. 19); Joshua Shipley - 3 (Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., on May 25; Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on June 15; and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on July 6); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., on April 20; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on July 20; and 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, on Sept. 28); Chris Andrews - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on June 28 and Aug. 16); Tony Bruce Jr. - 2 (LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on May 26 and Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on Aug. 24); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 13 and Aug. 9); Robbie Price - 2 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 7 and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Sept. 6); Joe Trenca - 2 (Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Aug. 2 and Sept. 21); Justin Adams - 1 (Butler County Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on July 27); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on May 18); Jamie Ball - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 24); Blaine Baxter - 1 (Dixon Speedway in Dixon, Calif., on Aug. 24); Zach Blurton - 1 (Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Sept. 14); Mason Daniel - 1 (Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on July 11); Brandon Hanks - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on April 4); Jordon Mallett - 1 (Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 6); Travis Rilat - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 4); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on July 2); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H., on Oct. 5); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

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

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

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

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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Airing Live Video of Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 4, 2019) - The countdown is on with less than a month remaining until 10 nights in Tulsa kicks off.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is preparing to air the four-night Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and the six-night Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., next month.

The 35th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to welcome more than 1,000 entries in six micro sprint divisions and a modified class Jan. 1-4. There is a short break in Tulsa before the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals runs Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in the world are anticipated to converge on the indoor bullring to compete for a coveted Golden Driller.

All 10 nights will be showcased via live Pay-Per-View video featuring multiple cameras, replays and more.

A four-day package to watch the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

The six-day Chili Bowl live video package is only $144.99 ($134.99 for RacinBoys On-Demand or All Access members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

The finale of the Chili Bowl will stream all races until the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central) with the running of C Mains.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

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

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

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 18 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 35th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 1-4. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, stock non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 13-18. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2020 SCHEDULE

(Perris, CA, December 4, 2019) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has released the 2020 silver anniversary season schedule for the famous Riverside County clay oval.

The season will kick off on March 7th when “LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction #1.” The 25th year of racing at the track will conclude a little over eight months later on November 21st, with the PASSCAR Stock Car Series “Champions Night.”

In total, 25 race dates are on the schedule. Sprint Cars lead the way with 10 dates. The PASSCAR Stock Car Series and IMCA Modifieds will be on hand eight-times and LKQ Pick Your Part will present the popular Night of Destruction on seven different occasions.

Sprint Car highlights include the March 28th “Sprint Car Season Opener” that will include the World of Outlaws, USAC/CRA and PAS Senior Sprint Cars. Sprint Cars will also be the entertainment for the April 25th “Sokola Shootout,” the May 23rd annual “Salute to Indy,” “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Classic” on August 22nd and the September 26th “Glenn Howard Memorial.” The sprint car season will conclude with the “25th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction” on November 5th, 6th and 7th.

In addition to the opening night, the popular “Night of Destruction” will be part of two other special nights during the year. The first will be on July 4th when it will combine with the biggest and best fireworks spectacular in Riverside County. Also, “N.O.D.” will also be in action on Halloween Night.

The PAS will continue its war against cancer with “American Cancer Society Nights” benefiting “The Up, Down ‘n Dirty for a Cure Mud Run” on March 28th, April 4th, May 2nd, May 23rd, June 6th and July 4th.

March 7th "OPENING NIGHT" LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION I - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

March 14th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

March 28th NOS ENERGY DRINK WORLD OF OUTLAWS, AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

April 4th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION II - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 18th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

April 25th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

May 2nd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure

Mud Run

May 16th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

May 23rd "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'n Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

June 6th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV – DEMO CROSS, FIGURE8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 13th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

June 27th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT Benefiting The Up, Down 'N Dirty 4 a Cure MUD RUN

July 18th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS and IMCA MODIFIEDS

July 25th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

August 15th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

August 22nd CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS SENIOR SPRINTS

September 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI – DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

September 26th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS AND PAS YOUNG GUNS

October 24th PASSCAR SERIES - SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND IMCA MODIFIEDS

October 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII - DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS and DOUBLE DECKERS

November 4th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 5th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 6th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 7th 25TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CARS

November 21st PASSCAR “CHAMPIONS NIGHT” SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS AND PAS MODIFIEDS

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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

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

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

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

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

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Sanders Wins Copper Classic To Cap 2019 with 12 Wins

PETERSEN MEDIA: Sneaking down to Arizona Speedway over the weekend to take part in the 4th Annual Copper Classic, Justin Sanders would make the trip count as he charged from 10th to third on Saturday night, before surging from 10th to win Sunday night’s finale and close his season out with 12 wins.

“It was awesome to get back down to Arizona and finally get a win at Arizona Speedway,” Justin Sanders said. “I really didn’t qualify well either day, but to come from 10th and podium the first night and win the second night is pretty cool.”

Saturday night the action got underway with the Aromas, CA driver timing the North County Plastering/Andy’s Construction/Yuba Sutter Aviation entry in 10th quickest in time trials.

Picking up a fourth-place finish in his heat race, Sanders moved into the feature event where he rolled off the starting grid from 10th. On the slick surface, Sanders would get his elbows up as he worked through the field and soon found himself in third.

Once in third, Sanders set his sights on the lead duo of Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson. Battling a bent ti-rod, Sanders would do all he could to reel the two leaders in. Keeping pace with them, Sanders couldn’t quite make anything happen as he capped the opener off with a very impressive podium run.

Sunday night’s Copper Classic finale again saw Sanders time in 10th quick to open the night up. Picking up a second-place finish in heat race competition on this night, the California native would again take the green flag from the 10th starting position.

Heading into the first set of turns when the race went green, a multi car pile-up would ensue and Sanders would make a couple of nice moves to avoid any of the carnage.

Moving into the eighth starting position when the race went green, Sanders would do another great job of slicing, and dicing his way through the field. Hooking up in a very entertaining battle with Christopher Bell for the second position, the two would thrill the crowd as they exchanged the second position lap after lap.

Finally clearing Bell, Sanders would take advantage of a late restart that saw him get by Hunter Schuerenberg in turns three and four and begin to open up a sizeable lead.

Keeping the rest of the field at bay, Sanders would close the night, and his season, out in victory lane as he ends the year with 12 wins.

“It took a lot of great people to make this entire year possible, and I have to thank each and everyone one of them for their continued support,” Sanders said. “I really want to thank North County Plastering, Andy’s Construction, Roadside 24hr Service, G&N Construction, Chandler Construction, Durden Construction, ICD Concrete Designs, Duppman Racing, and Sandblast Service for going above and beyond and making it possible for us to head down to Arizona and get one last race in.”

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Andy’s Construction, Yuba Sutter Aviation, Roadside 24hr Service, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Wicked Cushion, Alkaline 88, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2019.

ON TAP: Sanders has wrapped up the 2019 season.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

C&M Motorsports to Contest 2020 Placerville Speedway and Sprint Car Challenge Tour Championships with Justyn Cox

PETERSEN MEDIA- The offseason is in full force in Northern California, and amidst the brief stretch of downtime Lincoln, CA based C&M Motorsports is excited to announce that Justyn Cox will fill the seat fulltime in 2020.

“I can’t even begin to say how excited, and thankful; I am to wheel the No. 7c fulltime in 2020,” Justyn Cox said. “We were able to get one night of racing in together at the end of this year, and I could tell this was a team I wanted to compete for. We have been talking the last few weeks, and everything came together, and it worked really well for both myself, Cody, and Mandi.”

The team will have two main goals in 2020. The first will be to compete fulltime at Placerville Speedway and contest the track championship. While Cox ran a hit and miss schedule at Placerville in 2019, C&M Motorsports finished third in owner points after having various drivers compete for them.

Second will be to contest the 2020 Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards Title, a series that the team has had perfect attendance with in its first three years of existence and is coming off a fourth-place effort in 2019.

“Mandi, and I are super pumped to work with Justyn Cox in 2020 and to go after these two championships together,” Cody Geaney said. “He has been extremely fast, and successful over the last few years, and things went really well when he ran our car back in November. We are busy getting ready for the season ahead, and I can’t wait for Justyn, MF, and myself to get going.”

Aside from the two points chases, C&M Motorsports will also fill their schedule with various open shows at the end of the season, as well as other events they see fit once schedules are announced later this winter.

“I am looking forward to working with Cody, Mandi, and MF, as we chase these titles and wins,” Cox said. “I am also looking forward to welcoming back Berco as a marketing partner in 2020. They have been a great partner of mine, and I am excited to have them with me at C&M Motorsports as well as on the family car. Aside from the busy schedule in the No. 7c, the plan is to still fill in some open dates in the Cox Family Racing car during some Friday shows in Chico, CA, as well some KWS events and possibly a few Outlaw shows. 2020 is shaping up to be a fun year, and again, I cannot thank C&M Motorsports and their team enough for believing in me.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Inc., PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Legacy Specialties, Inc., Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team has wrapped up their 2019 season.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-37, Wins-1, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-23.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

Austin Liggett Closes 2019 Season Out at Turkey Night Grand Prix

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting two more nights of racing in at Ventura Raceway over the Thanksgiving holiday, a very strong 2019 season has come to a close for Austin Liggett and the Austin Liggett Racing team.

“Mother Nature put a huge damper on the Turkey Night Grand Prix, but the show still went on and we were able to lock both the Sprint Car and the Midget into the feature event’s that were ran on Friday,” Austin Liggett said.

The action kicked off with Midget practice and Sprint Car heat races and qualifiers on Wednesday night at the scenic facility. Picking up a fifth-place finish in his heat race, the Tracy, CA driver would be 20th in points aboard the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology machine and safely locked into a qualifier.

Turning in an extremely strong performance in his qualifier, Liggett’s run from fifth to second would push him up to eighth in points and lock him into Wednesday night’s 15-lap Dash which set the first five rows of the Sprint Car feature.

Racing his way to a sixth-place finish, Liggett would be locked into the 41-lap feature event that was ultimately pushed back to Friday after rain saturated the facility on Thursday and delayed the Turkey Night Grand Prix finale.

With the weather taking its toll on the facility, officials did all they could to get the show in despite the extremely rough and tumble racing conditions. When the green flag dropped on the 41-lap feature event, Liggett would go to work on the bottom groove of the speedway as he worked inside the Top-10.

Navigating around the tricky surface, Liggett would lose a couple of positions, but still did a great job of wrestling his machine around as he accepted the checkered flag in the eighth position.

Getting Friday night kicked off with Midget qualifying, Liggett got off to a great start as he timed the Excel Environmental Services/ZMAX Racing Oil/Hurst Fabrications mount timed in ninth quickest of the 68 cars checked into the prestigious event.

Based on his qualifying time, Liggett would lock directly into the 98-lap feature event and take the green flag from the ninth starting position. With issues arising early in the feature event, Liggett would head back to his pit area on the fifth lap and bring his season to a close.

“It was unfortunate the weather had to intervene like it did, but there is nothing you can do about that,” Liggett said. “We had speed in both cars, and we had a great time as family for Thanksgiving which is what this is all about. My Dad, Mom, Britton, Landon, and Angela worked hard all week, and I thank them a ton for all they do for me.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Tool Technology, Hurst Fabrications, Maxwell Industries, Shine Photography, ZMAX Racing Oil, and Transport Products Unlimited for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-34, Wins-9, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-23

ON TAP: Liggett will be idle the next month as he turns his attention to the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, OK January 13-18.

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

 

 

Don’t Forget Sprint Car 101 Thursday, December 12 in Brownsburg, Indiana!

Knoxville, IA, December 4, 2019 – Join us for a night that will prove to be very entertaining, Thursday, December 12 in Brownsburg, Indiana! Moderator W. Patrick Sullivan will welcome Duane “Pancho” Carter, Innes “Buzzy” Dobbins and Steve “Bopper” Stapp to a special Sprint Car 101 hosted by Hoosier Tire Midwest/Allgaier Performance Parts and presented by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. The event is free and open to the public.

“Anyone who has been in the presence of Pancho, Buzzy and Bopper knows we are in for a great evening of laughs and entertainment,” says National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Coordinator Bill Wright. “We are excited that Pat Sullivan will be on hand to moderate the events as well! He does an outstanding job! We hope that anyone in the area for the PRI show in Indianapolis can make it over for a great evening!”

Duane “Pancho” Carter is a 1991 inductee of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. He is one of six USAC Triple Crown winners. He won two USAC National Sprint Car titles (1974 and 1976), teaming with Stapp and Dobbins. He won the 1972 USAC National Midget title, and the 1978 USAC Dirt Champ championship. He was also inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1990. The 1974 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year competed in 17 500’s in his career.

Steve “Bopper” Stapp joined his father “Babe” in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame with his induction in 1999. If there was a storytelling Hall of Fame, he may also be in that! Stapp won USAC sprint car titles in 1974 and 1976 as an owner, and can lay claim to hundreds of wins in cars he has built. Johnny Rutherford, AJ Foyt, Mario Andretti, Larry Dickson, George Snider, Joe Saldana, Robbie Stanley and Pancho are just a few that drove for Stapp.

Innes “Buzzy” Dobbins brought his Chevrolet dealer sponsorship to Pancho and Stapp’s team and the combination was a formidable one! Buzzy continues to support the sport in many ways.

The event will be Thursday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at Hoosier Tire Midwest/Allgaier Performance Parts, located at 4155 North 1000 East, Suite A in Brownsburg, Indiana.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Davie Franek Collects Over $8,000 En Route to His First Ever Patriot Sprint Tour Championship

Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider

(Vernon, NY) It was certainly a coming out party this season for Wantage, New Jersey’s Davie Franek as he elected to race primarily in New York for 2019. Franek had high expectations and certainly exceeded them by picking up his first ever A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Championship.

Franek earned $7600 for his overall championship in addition to $450 for his fifth place point finish in the Canadian Tour for an overall total of $8,050!

In the 23 starts that were on the tour, Franek won four A-Main events. All these wins were at tracks that he has never won at before which makes Franek’s championship all the more special.

Franek mentioned on several different occasions during his championship speech how special it is to race with the drivers here in the northeast and how welcoming they were to him and his entire team.

Franek held off a charging Joe Trenca and Jordan Thomas who finished second and third, respectively. Trenca, of Clay, New York was finally able to pick up his first ever win in 360 competition at Outlaw Speedway on August 2. He then backed up that win with an Outlaw Fall Nationals triumph paying $5,000. Trenca was also named the most improved driver for the tour.

Jordan Thomas did not score a win in PST competition this season but solid consistency provided for several podium finishes at Land of Legends, Outlaw, Woodhull, Ransomville, Cornwall, and Fonda. The young driver from Harding, Pa was also given the Sportsmanship award in honor of Jerry Farrell for his constant positive approach in the pit area (Just like Jerry Farrell).

Five-time series champion, Jared Zimbardi returned to the tour after a part time schedule in 2018 and it was not the season he was hoping for in his return. Two races that resulted in a DNF at Land of Legends and Woodhull certainly played a huge factor to not be a threat for this season’s championship. Zimbardi however was able to grab a win at Brockville Ontario Speedway along with podium finishes at Ransomville, Mercer, and the July Woodhull event.

Pete Richardson also returned to the tour full time in 2019, making all but one start due to an injury. Richardson had a new engine package and brought on Todd Berkheimer as crew chief. Richardson made progressive strides throughout the season which included heat and dash wins as well as a career best fifth place finish at Ransomville. Richardson would also go on to win the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash Series Championship as well as picking up the “Best Appearing Car” award.

Rookie of the year recipient Roger Levesque made it to every single PST event in 2019 from his Bath, Ontario shop. It was noted that Levesque traveled over 8700 miles (14,000 Kilometers) throughout the entire season. This would also earn him Patriot of the year.

Other drivers who were honored at the PST banquet were Steven Glover, Mike Koehler, Jonathan Preston, and Josh Azzi who rounded out the top ten in points. John Trenca was recognized for “just missing the points”, New Comer of the Year and picked up cash from the Bonnell Rod Shop Dash series.

Steve Poirier was acknowledged for winning the 2019 PST Canadian Series, this is the second time in his career Poirier has won this series after winning it back in 2014. Mark Smith, Jared Zimbardi, Jordan Thomas and Davie Franek completed the top five.

Davie Franek would win the Danny Willmes Lap Leader series and Jordan Thomas would earn the Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger. Winning best appearing car for the second consecutive year was Pete Richardson. Brian Zyck, crew chief of champion, Davie Franek was the award winner for Mechanic of the year.

Cale Jirinec was the award beneficiary for the dedication to motorsports. Jirinec was essential to the organization in 2019 as he stepped up as the lead tech inspector while also being a top notch safety official.

The banquet ended with closing remarks by PST President, Mike Emhof. He once again thanked his marketing partners and all the teams who support the series week in and week out. Emhof also made note the 2020 schedule is still in the works and a release is expected by about Mid-January. About 25 races are expected to be on the 2020 schedule.

For the sister series, the CRSA tour, Jeff Trombley was once again crowned the series champion for the third time in his career.

Fans as always are encouraged to stay connected with the Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook and Twitter for several off-season announcements. You can also log onto patriotsprinttour.com

Final Patriot Sprint Tour Standings

1)28f- Davie Franek ($7600) 2) 98- Joe Trenca ($4350) 3) 79- Jordan Thomas ($3350) 4) 35- Jared Zimbardi ($2300) 5) 67- Pete Richardson ($2250) 6) 16L- Roger Levesque ($2000) 7) 121- Steve Glover ($1500) 8) 22- Jonathan Preston ($900) 9) 22r-Mike Koehler ($750) 10) 17z-Josh Azzi ($550)

Final Patriot Sprint Tour- Canadian Series

1)28fm-Steve Poirier ($1100) 2)55-Mark Smith ($900) 3) 35-Jared Zimbardi ($650) 4) 79-Jordan Thomas ($500) 5) 28f-Davoe Franek ($450)

Contingency Award Winners

Danny Willmes Lap Leaders- Davie Franek (66), Joe Trenca (55), Steve Poirier (43)

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger- Jordan Thomas (43), Joe Trenca (32), 28f-Davie Franek (30)

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash for Cash Series- Pete Richardson (22), John Trenca (19), Joe Trenca (17)

Special Awards

Patriot of the Year-Roger Levesque

Jerry Farrell Award for Sportsmanship-Jordan Thomas

Worst Drawer- Jared Zimbardi (28.62)

Tough Luck Award- Jared Zimbardi

Best Appearing Car- Pete Richardson

Most Improved- Joe Trenca

Mechanic of the Year- Brian Zyck

Dedication to Motorsports- Cale Jirinec

PST Newcomer- John Trenca

Rookie of the Year- Roger Levesque

Just Missed the Points- John Trenca

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

Charge Strikes Gold

The 2019-20 season for Jordyn Charge reached a whole new level on Saturday night at Hamilton’s Western Speedway after a dominant performance during the Gold Cup event for 360 Sprintcars.

In a showing where he didn’t put a foot wrong, the 20-year-old racer from Melton, Victoria started the night in the best possible fashion by topping the time sheets in qualifying, and he then was able to back up that form with an unbeaten run during his two heat races.

By virtue of these outstanding qualifying performances, Charge started from pole position in the feature race armed with bolstered confidence. After jumping the original start, he didn’t make the same mistake twice and powered to the lead. Once out in front, he controlled the pace for the entire 15-lap distance and went on to record a comfortable win.

For Charge, winning the Gold Cup event in such a strong fashion made the night even more memorable at the Western Speedway track, which was the same venue where he sensationally captured the Victorian 360 Sprintcar Title victory back in the 2016-17 season.

“Anytime whereyou can come away with the win is fantastic, but to do it in the fashion that I did made it even more satisfying,” commentedthe Vic # 60 Western Nissan - Caroline Springs supported Triple X racer, who makes selected 360 Sprintcar appearances around his 410 Sprintcar commitments.

“My team provided me with a great car from the beginning of the night through to the end, so it was pleasing to be able to hold up my end of the bargain by driving it to victory.”

Charge continued by saying that aside from his hard-working pit crew members, his supporter base is just as important.

“None of this success would be possible without the wonderful support from my family, in particular my parents (Danielle and Mark),” heexpressed.

“To finish the night with a win is one of the best ways to thank not only my pit crew, but my sponsors, my family and my supporters in the crowd.”

Charge’s next outing will see him return to 410 Sprintcar competition for this Saturday night’s fifth Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round at Wangaratta City Speedway in the north-east of Victoria.

“I’m really looking forward to stepping back into the 410 this weekend, as I have a lot of added confidence following last weekend’s win and hopefully I can continue this good form,” concludedCharge, who sits ninth in the current Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point standings.

Charge would like to thank his 2019-20 season sponsors: Western Nissan - Caroline Springs, Western Highway Honda, Mr Electric, Wil’s Auto Melton, Trev’s Removal and Cleaning Services, Footscray Engine Reconditioning, Melbourne Accident Repair Centre, Australian Racing Products, Adam Brand, Reed Signs, and Event Pix Photobooth.

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

 

 

Johnny Herrera Sweeps Inaugural Turkey Bowl At Vado Speedway Park

Bryan Hulbert - VADO, N.M. (December 3, 2019) Proving yet again that he is far from retirement, Johnny Herrera made the trek to the inaugural Turkey Bowl this past weekend at the new Vado Speedway Park and walked away with the weekend sweep aboard the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Morton Excavating No. 45x.
Johnny's first visit to the three-eights-mile oval, Herrera was very impressed with the new dirt track, "Vado is a beautiful facility. The way they've done the track, the pit layout, everything is nice, and it actually doesn't race as big as it is. Even being a three-eighths, we weren't very far off the gear we ran at the old track."
With the track receiving nearly an inch of rain just 24-hours prior to the race, track conditions were rough and fast; playing well to Herrera's driving style. Battling with John Carney II and Wes Wofford on Friday night, the wily veteran worked the choppy racing surface to perfection for his first of two $2,500 paydays.
"For what they had to work with, and it being cold, the track was good. It was rough in spots, but I like tracks like that. They're a challenge to race on. I tried the bottom a few times, but the top in the rough was just better for the way we had the car."
Holding off Royal Jones for the win the following night, the top was still the preferred way around for Herrera.
"The second night it got a little slicker on the bottom, but once it did, we all started moving up and running above it where it was soft, but the end result was still the same. It was a lot of fun, and I really enjoyed getting to go race close to home with my family. Big thank you to Royal Jones for letting me borrow one of his engines, and Ranger for all the help this weekend getting everything put together. Hopefully, we can go back and race again."
Wrapping up his 2019 season, Herrera will focus his attention on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl National presented by General Tire, as he swaps roles to car owner.
The 2019 season marks the 35th year of racing for Johnny Herrera which includes over 140 victories in various forms of Sprint Car competition. For more information, and to keep in touch with the man called "Hollywood", log onto http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com.
Season So Far:
Races: 8; Wins: 2; Top 5's: 3; Top 10's: 3; Top 15's: 5; Top 20's: 5
Coming Up:
TBA
Johnny Herrera Racing Online:
Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2
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Johnny Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Rafter WM, Champion Brands, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage, Heidbreder Foundation Services and Rocket Designs for their continued support.

 

 

Comeback Duo Set for Classic as KRE Race Engines Return

The 2020 South West Conveyancing field continues to grow as two highly talented and experienced drivers return to Sungold Stadium for the Classic having both sat out the 2019 edition of the event.

Also returning as an official event partner of the Classic is KRE Race Engines, with Ken and Wendy McNamara extending their agreement with Premier Speedway and the Classic yet again.

In 2018 Tasmanian Native Shaun Dobson piloted the Essendon Ford, Dickson Motorsport V3 for Geelong based car owner David Dickson. The Classic proved successful for the team with Dobson recording a pair of sixth place finishes.

The first came on his Friday qualifying night, which saw Brooke Tatnell eventually stand atop the podium, flanked by Kerry Madsen (2nd) and Luke Dillon (3rd).

The second was on the Sunday night, with Dobson producing a grand drive to finish sixth out of the 107 entries that took part in the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, that eventually saw Corey McCullagh stand atop the victory dais.

Now having returned to the Dobson Motorsport VA21 Cool, Dobson has already found victory lane this season, taking the win at Solo Hobart Speedway on November 23, showing he has settled back into the groove quickly ahead of the launch of his Mainland racing campaign.

For the 2020 Classic, Dobson will pilot a KRE powered Cool Chassis, with the support of WK Quantum Quartz, Albert Road Store, DSE Daniel Sutcliffe Earthmoving, Joinery Supplies Tasmania, Cool Chassis, KRE Race Engines, Vortex Racing Products, Bell Helmets, Revolution Racegear, Borne Apparel and Thomo’s Race Graphix.

Kalgoorlie’s Taylor Milling is another popular driver to have missed the 2019 Classic and the former World Series Sprintcars contracted driver will be another keen to put up a strong performance at the 2020 Classic.

Milling’s last Classic appearance yielded an 18th place finish in Friday’s B-Main.

In 2020 the W25 Totally Workwear Midland and Westralian Diamond Drillers, KRE powered Maxim will be looking for a strong run leading into Sunday’s final night of Classic competition.

Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills was excited to have Dobson, Milling and KRE back on board.

“Dobbo and Taylor are two very welcome additions to the Classic line-up which is slowly but surely starting to take some shape, while to again have the support of Ken, Wendy and the entire KRE team is just brilliant”, Mills said.

All race fans are reminded that on-line ticket sales for not only the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic but every meeting of the 2019-20 season at Sungold Stadium commenced on October 21.

The 2020 48th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2019 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

CRSA Banquet Closes Out 2019 Season

By CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Vernon, NY (11/30/19) – The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series closed out the 2019 racing season Saturday night at the beautiful Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel in Vernon, New York with the annual Awards Banquet. As has become tradition, the banquet was a combined banquet with the Patriot Sprint Tour.

Emceed by CRSA Sprint Car Series Announcer Toby LaGrange and Patriot Sprint Tour Announcer Paul Harkenrider, more than $13,000 and numerous beautiful custom awards were handed out to the CRSA Award Winners representing the top 12 in final overall point standings, the top ten finishers in the CRSA/Land of Legends Raceway Five Star Series, the top five finishers in the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Challenge and other special awards.

Following a delicious dinner, LaGrange introduced CRSA Director of Operations Peter Meskill who addressed the crowd. Meskill introduced series owner Mike Emhof who also delivered remarks before the duo thanked the sponsors for both series.

The first awards of the evening were the Special Awards. Each season the CRSA Sprint Car Series hands out a variety of Special Awards. Saturday night, that tradition was kept alive as the series awarded ten awards to dedicated drivers, officials, crew members and sponsors.

The 2019 CRSA Sprint Car Series Special awards were awarded to Matt Priscott (CRSA Rookie of the Year), Cliff Craft from Kennedy’s of Troy (CRSA Dedicated Service Award), Gerry Sehn (CRSA Sportsmanship Award), Warren Alexson (CRSA Mechanic of the Year Award), Justin Mills (CRSA Best Appearing Car Award), Dana Wagner (CRSA Perseverance Award), John Scarborough (CRSA Outstanding New Comer Award), Mike Van Pelt (CRSA Most Improved Driver Award), Jeff Trombley (Powder Tech Powder Coatings Overall Hard Charger Award) and Dale Meskill (CRSA Service Award).

One of the unique aspects to the CRSA Sprint Car Series is the mini-series that dots the schedule. These series within the overall series offer extra money, prestige and above all else a bit more fun for the CRSA competitors. In 2019 the CRSA offered two mini-series – the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Challenge Series (with a $1,075 point fund) and the CRSA/Land of Legend Raceway Five Star Series presented by SuperGen Products and Champion Power Equipment (with a $3,000 point fund).

First to be recognized were the top five finishers in the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Challenge Series. The mini-series was made up of events at the Fonda Speedway, Albany-Saratoga Speedway and the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. Jeff Trombley picked up the mini-series title for the second season in a row. Emily VanInwegen would finish second in the final rundown with Dalton Herrick, Dana Wagner and Justin Mills completing the top five.

The CRSA/Land of Legends Raceway Five Star Series presented by SuperGen Products and Champion Power Equipment would see the top ten finishers recognized. The mini-series was made up of the five scheduled events at the Land of Legends Raceway. One event was lost to rain. Jeff Trombley made it a clean sweep of the mini-series titles by picking up his first CRSA/Land of Legends Raceway Five Star title. Johnny Kolosek would finish in the runner up spot with Justin Mills, Darryl Ruggles and Dan Bennett following. Positions six through ten would be claimed by Alysha Bay, Brandyn Griffin, Jason Whipple, Dan Craun and Trevor Years.

The final set of award to be handed out recognized the top 12 drivers in the overall final standings. Recognized in reverse order, positions six through 12 were claimed by Johnny Kolosek, Dana Wagner, Gerry Sehn, John Scarborough, Dalton Herrick, Mike VanPelt and Matt Priscott.

Emily VanInwegen finished fifth in the overall final standings. The driver of the Mike VanDusen owned number 56 finished fourth a season ago and repeated as a top five finisher on the heels of two top five and eight top ten finishes. VanInwegen started 12 events in 2019 which pushed her unmatched total of events started since 2014 to 101.

Finishing in the fourth position is Alysha Bay. The second generation driver out of Canandaigua scored a pair of feature wins in 2019 (Land of Legends Raceway and Afton Motorsports Park) along with six top five and ten top ten finishes. The two feature wins pushed her career total to three with the CRSA.

One season ago Justin Mills not only was crowned CRSA Rookie of the Year but also finished fifth in the final point standings. With a pair of Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Chargers Awards under his belt and three top five and nine top ten finishes, the driver of the Bluestone Excavating number M1 improved on that fifth place finish in 2019. Mills ended the season in the third position.

After claiming the 2018 Land of Legends Raceway Track Championship, Darryl Ruggles tackled the CRSA Sprint Car Series for the first time looking for the series championship. With six top five and nine top ten finishes along with a huge win at the Weedsport Speedway on Memorial Day, Ruggles would come close but fall a bit short in his bid for that first CRSA crown, finishing second. Ruggles did repeat as track champion at the Land of Legends Raceway.

It is never easy to repeat as champion and even harder to push that championship winning streak to three. In 2019, though Jeff Trombley was able to do just that when he claimed his third consecutive series title, worth a combined $3,000. The season was one of wins and consistency for Trombley. The Altamont, New York driver won four events (Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Fonda Speedway, Land of Legends Raceway, Afton Motorsports Park) and claimed ten top five finishes and 12 top ten finishes in the series 13 events. The only event that Warren Alexson owned team finished outside the top nine was in the season finale at Afton when mechanical issues plagued the team all evening long.

Since the 2017 season Trombley has won on average one out of every five CRSA events that the CRSA has held and has a 57 percent top five finishing percentage.

It was announced at the banquet that the tentative 2020 CRSA schedule could hit 20 events. At present time events have been confirmed at the Fonda Speedway, Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, Penn Can Speedway, Land of Legends Raceway and Afton Motorsports Park. One of the events at the Fonda Speedway will be on day number two (Friday) of the Fonda 200 Weekend.

New Penn Can Speedway promoters Gary Folk, Sr. and Gary Folk, Jr. were on hand at the banquet. The Folk’s held a drawing for teams in attendance that awarded two team’s four admissions to the first CRSA event tentatively scheduled for July at the track. The winners of the drawings were Jeff Trombley and Matt Priscott.

Paul Cole of SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment and the Land of Legends Raceway donated a generator, pressure washer and inverter that were raffled off during the banquet.

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

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc., Country Service Center.

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION SERVICES TO SPONSOR 2020 INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES FUELED BY VP RACE FUELS ‘CONCRETE SERIES’EVENTS; TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR ALL INDOOR RACE EVENTS

ALLENTOWN, PA December 2,2019 . . . BELFOR Property Restoration Services, provider of professional 24/7 residential and commercial restoration services has signed on as a sponsor of the ‘Concrete Series’ events of the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels.

BELFOR, a single-source solution for all residential and commercial property restoration needs, will be the presenting sponsor of events held in three different states. The series opens at the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa. on Friday and Saturday, January 3rd and 4th, 2020. The series then moves to Atlantic City, N.J. on January 31st and February 1st followed the series finale in Syracuse, N.Y. on March 13th and 14th.

A fourth event, a special non-point event for 600 wingless Sprints will be held on a banked clay oval built inside Trenton, N.J.’s CURE Insurance Arena on February 21st and 22nd.

Tickets, which make great Christmas gifts, can be obtained now through information available on the series web-site: www.indoorautoracing.com

The Concrete Series opener at the PPL Center in Allentown the first weekend of 2020 will once again feature two complete racing programs including qualifying and main events on back-to-back nights headlined by the TQ Midgets. They will be joined by Champ Karts on Friday night’s card and Slingshots on Saturday.

Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Pa. became the first Lehigh Valley resident to win a TQ Midget race in Allentown last January during the Friday night program. Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C., the 2017 series champion, won Saturday’s main event.

Doors open at 6:00PM with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM on Friday. On Saturday, doors open at 5:00PM with racing beginning at 7:00PM sharp. An on-track Fan Fest is available at no extra charge to ticket holders who chose the option when making their purchase.

Racing then moves to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday January 31st and February 1st for the 18th annual NAPA Know How Classic. Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y. won the 2019 event for the first time.

The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will return to CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. with a new date. This event, held the last two years in December, has been moved to Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc Sprints kicking up the clay.

The “Concrete Series” season finale follows on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Expo Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., one of the winningest dirt Modified drivers during the 2019 outdoor season, is the defending Indoor Series champion. Rudolph clinched the title by winning the 2019 series finale in Syracuse, N.Y. after 2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore won the first ever event in the building on Friday night.

BELFOR, which offers professional property restoration services in the Lehigh Valley, PA area including Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Bucks County and Berks County was a presenting sponsor of the Allentown event for the first time last year. They’ve now joined the entire series.

A new sponsor for the Allentown event will be Aqua-Duck Water Transport “I Got Hosed” award. The company, owned by Modified driver Todd Baer, will present $150 to the Hard Luck driver each night of the event.

Other corporate sponsorship packages which include signage and a promotional table at an event are set to fit every budget is available by email or calling the series office at Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com, 609-888-3618.

Information on sponsorship, host hotels, group sales and entries are now available for all events at www.indoorautoracing.com.

 

 

Wilson Learns Throughout Roller-Coaster Season Filled With Promise

Inside Line Promotions - BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (Dec. 2, 2019) - The 2019 campaign was an up-and-down ride for Greg Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team.

Highlights included a feature victory along with a sixth-place finish in the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions championship standings. Yet Wilson spent much of the season learning and even making a chassis change, forcing the team to adjust to a new learning process in an emphasis on the bigger picture.

"We definitely improved," he said. "I felt like we should have won a few races and we had a shot at a few wins. We were more consistent than the two previous years. We got pointed in a better direction and opened our eyes in some areas we should work on."

Wilson's triumph came on March 23 during a USCS Series event at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala. It marked his first win in nearly three years.

"It made us feel pretty good," he said. "At that point when you're not winning and getting your butt kicked you wonder if you can still do it. That showed us we can still figure out a way to lead laps and win races."

The victory was his first of seven top fives this year. Four of those came during All Star action led by a trio of podiums - a second-place outing at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., and third-place runs at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., and at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind.

"I felt like all three of those races, if one thing went one way or another we had a shot at winning," he said. "The thing I see about the All Stars is there's times when it's a little tougher than even the World of Outlaws. When you get to Speedweek time and Central Pennsylvania and you go to places like Knoxville, the car counts are a little higher than sometimes even when the Outlaws go there. There were times we were really competitive and the competition was really competitive. It was a good gauge we were improving."

Wilson also produced an impressive fifth-place result during the opening night of the famed Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.

"I'm proud of the fact we're a family team and proud that every one of our partners has been with us a long time and will be in the continued future," he said. "In today's world where it's hard to keep sponsors and keep people involved with your team that means a lot."

Wilson noted that his team tentatively plans on running the All Stars season along with 20-to-30 World of Outlaws races next year.

SEASON STATS -

72 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 26 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 43 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gear Off Road

Gear Off Road, which is based in Southern California, is dedicated toward building wheels for the off-road enthusiast. For more information, visit http://www.GearOffRoad.com.

"Gear Off Road has been a big part of the growth of our team," Wilson said. "Not only do they offer a top-notch product, the process is geared toward customer satisfaction. We're thrilled with our partnership with Gear Off Road and look forward to success together for many years."

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

 

 

Burke Earns IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars National Rookie of the Year During Impressive Season

Inside Line Promotions - LEAGUE CITY, Texas (Dec. 2, 2019) - Trey Burke burst onto the national scene this year by winning a trio of main events and earning the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars National Rookie of the Year Award.

Burke, who recently turned 15-years-old, was honored last weekend at the IMCA banquet as the youngest driver to garner the prestigious award. He also was tied for 16th in national points and finished second in the standings in his home state of Texas.

"The Rookie of the Year Award was tied and we won because I had one more feature win," he said. "We didn't know until about a third of the way through the year we had a chance even. We thought we'd put the car together and see what happens. We went out there and it opened our eyes that we could run well."

Burke captured a trio of feature victories - two at Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, and one at Texana Raceway in Edna, Texas - to go with a dozen top-five finishes and 19 top 10s in 23 starts. He raced in Texas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma and North Carolina.

"I just wanted to get used to the car," he said. "I'd never been in one before and only seen them. It was completely new. We wanted to get consistent top 10s and it went farther than we expected."

Burke, who spent four years in micro sprints before transitioning to a full-size sprint car in 2019, is grateful for the learning season that resulted in so much more. He hopes to build on this year as he increases his number of races next year.

"The (TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour) guys in North Carolina were really nice and treated us like we've known them forever," he said. "We're definitely going back there a lot. Everyone at Monarch Motor Speedway was great as well.

"We're grateful to everyone who supports our team and we're looking forward to taking another step forward in 2020. We plan on starting the season in February."

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."

Burke would also like to thank TJ Forged, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Wells Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Chase Johnson Captures First Career Turkey Night Grand Prix Triumph

Inside Line Promotions - VENTURA, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2019) - Chase Johnson reached the double-digit victory mark for the first time in his career last Friday when he captured his first career Turkey Night Grand Prix triumph.

Johnson scored his 10th win of the season and his second USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory to best a field of more than two dozen competitors at Ventura Raceway, where the finale of the 79th edition of the marquee event was postponed from Thanksgiving to Friday because of wet weather.

"We were fast right out of the box," he said. "We mimicked the setup we had there from last year. We were really fast last year and I felt like we let one go. We wanted to start with that same speed. It ended up working out great."

Johnson hustled from third to win a heat race and from fourth to claim a qualifier on Wednesday. That gave him the most overall points and the pole position for the dash. He led the majority of the race before finishing second.

"We didn't want to do anything too wild to take us out of contention," he said. "Being on the front row was important for that dash and then to be on the front row for the A Main was important on Friday.

"The second night we had all the rain and the track was really, really wet. That was definitely a tricky track and out of character. It looked like a motocross track out there. It was pretty wild. I didn't have a certain line. I was trying to go where it was the most smooth for myself and my car. Most of the race was right around the middle. Through traffic I had to go to the higher side, which was a lot rougher. We were still able to make it work and get around race cars."

Johnson led all 41 laps to capture the victory.

"Traffic was the biggest thing," he said. "With that small of a track and starting 25 cars I knew traffic would be pretty interesting, especially with the conditions. The track wasn't wide and racy like it was the night before. That was the biggest hurdle for us so we had to be smart, but at the same time we couldn't sit there and waste time.

"It was really special to win. We've been going to Turkey Night for the sprint car portion since they moved it to Ventura. We really enjoy going there every year and every year I feel like we are really good. I knew we'd have a great shot at it. To win at Turkey Night and with all the history and all the attention on it was pretty cool."

Johnson also set himself up for success in the midget portion of the event. He led a Tom Malloy owned entry to the second quickest qualifying time out of 68 drivers, earning a starting spot on the outside of the front row for the 98-lap main event on Friday.

"That was pretty cool to be second quick and we were quick time until the last three cars," he said. "With my lack of experience in the midget and my first Turkey Night in the midget it was awesome to be that quick out of the gate.

"We didn't get a great start at all in the feature. I felt like I was trying to set a good pace. Every lap or almost every corner we were getting hit by someone. I tried to overcome that and pushed it too hard and ended up getting in a rut and upside down."

Johnson flipped on Lap 11 while running third. The incident broke the front axle and ended his night early.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 27 - Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif. (sprint car) - Heat race: 1 (3); Qualifier: 1 (4); Dash: 2 (1).

Nov. 29 - Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif. (sprint car) - Feature: 1 (2).

Nov. 29 - Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif. (midget) - Qualifying: 2; Feature: DNF (2).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chase.Johnson.Racing1

APPAREL -

Johnson has new t-shirts and hoodies for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Johnny Franklin's Mufflers

With California locations in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers has been a leader in the service industry for mufflers, drivelines and hitches for more than 50 years.

"Johnny Franklin's Muffler has been with me since Day 1 of my racing career," Johnson said. "With their two locations in both Sonoma and Marin County's makes for no excuse to not stop by and get a free quote on making your street car sound like my race car. Family own and ran since 1961, you feel the family atmosphere instantly. For not only your exhaust and muffler needs, Johnny Franklin's also can take care of your driveline and hitch issues. Visit them today and tell them I sent you."

Johnson would also like to thank Fire Suppression Engineering, PitStopUSA.com, Newman Freeman Racing, Flowmaster, Woodland Napa Auto Parts, VanLare Steering Repair, Wesmar Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, LRB Race Products, Champion Machine, Swift Metal Finishing and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Speed Shift TV VIP Subscribers Offered Events in United States, New Zealand and Australia Throughout December

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Dec. 2, 2019) - Short-track races in three different countries will be showcased to Speed Shift TV VIP subscribers in December.

The action begins on Saturday when Western Springs Speedway in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand, features International Sprint Cars and Beachlands Speedway in Waldronville, Dunedin, New Zealand, hosts Saloons and Sprintcars.

Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla., welcomes a talented group of street stock drivers on Dec. 13-14 for the 3rd annual Jim Morgan Memorial.

Western Springs Speedway returns International Sprint Cars on Dec. 14 before International Midgets invade the oval on Dec. 26 and Dec. 30.

World Series Sprintcars head to Murray Bridge Speedway in Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia, on Dec. 26-27 before venturing to Borderline Speedway in Glenburnie, South Australia, Australia, on Dec. 28; Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, on Dec. 29; and Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Dec. 30.

The MED Motorsports Barn Burner featuring a variety of go-kart divisions on Dec. 28-29 is the final VIP event held within the United States in December.

VIP subscribers get access to all of these races for a low price. A VIP subscription is only $40 per month and encompasses nearly all live broadcasts as well as all On-Demand content. Most races offer single-day passes as well.

For a list of all upcoming live broadcasts via Speed Shift TV, visit https://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/schedule/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

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

SPEED SHIFT TV -

Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.

Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers.

 

 

Ian Madsen Set For Down Under Tour with DTM Motorsport

PETERSEN MEDIA- While his seventh season with KCP Racing is complete, Ian Madsen’s 2019 season is not quite finished as the St. Marys, NSW native is set to return to his native Australia with DTM Motorsport to close 2019 and open 2020.

“I am very much looking forward to driving for Sydney, AU based DTM Motorsports for about a month over in Australia,” Ian Madsen said. “It is a very professional outfit, and I am super pumped to try and pick up a couple wins for them.”

Madsen’s schedule will kick off on Boxing Day at Sydney Speedway where he will kick off the International Series at the famed Speedway. Running the entire series, the team will then head towards some of Australia’s premier events.

Madsen and DTM Motorsport will contest the President’s Cup, The King’s Challenge, and the ever popular, and prestigious, Grand Annual Classic.

“The team has had a really good season so far with Jake Baines in the driver’s seat,” Madsen said. “When I get down there, Baines will actually turn into the crew chief, and I am really excited to work with him and build on their early success.”

Following the Grand Annual Classic, Madsen will then return home and set his sights on his eighth season with Iowa based, KCP Racing.

“It will be nice to have some time off to de compress and reflect on 2019, but I am excited to get back after and really kick 2020 off,” Madsen said. “I really believe it helps to get down there and race, and I hope it leads to the start of a great eighth season with KCP Racing when I return home.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-78, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 16, Top 10’s-38

ON TAP: Ian and DTM Motorsports will kick their tour off on December 26th at Sydney Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing. You can also stay up to speed with DTM Motorsport by clicking over to their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dtmmotorsport7/.

 

 

Carson Macedo Records 5th and 6th Place Finishes at Turkey Night

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making the trip to Ventura Raceway for the Turkey Night Grand Prix, Carson Macedo finished fifth in the Tarlton Motorsports Midget following an impressive charge from 21st to finish sixth on a very heavy and rough racing surface.

“In the end, our trip ended up being really successful,” Carson Macedo said. “In Sprint Car action we struggled on Wednesday, but Friday night in the feature we were really good. In the Midget, it was another good run for us in a really strong Tarlton Motorsports car.”

Wednesday night in Sprint Car action, Macedo’s fourth place finish in his heat and a seventh-place result in a qualifier set him up for a Thursday night ‘B’ Main starting position, as he would look for one final shot to qualify for the ‘A’.

Mother Nature would intervene on Thursday and push the finale to Friday night, and another rain shower would scrap the Friday ‘B’ and put Macedo in the 21st starting position in the 41-lap feature event.

With the track extremely rough and heavy from all the weather, the Lemoore, CA driver would saddle up on the ‘cowboy up’ track and put on quite a show. Bouncing threw ruts lap after lap, Macedo never wavered as he continued to work his way through the field.

When the 41-lap affair came to a close, Macedo would take the checkered flag in the sixth position and earned the Saldana Racing Products Hard Charger award for his efforts.

Also competing in USAC Midget action on Friday night aboard the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions entry, the 2019 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year with the World of Outlaws timed in 10thquickest of the 68 entrants and locked himself directly into the 98-lap feature event.

Lining up 10th on the starting grid for the prestigious feature event, Macedo would continue to work his way forward just as he did in Sprint Car action. Continuing to move around the Ventura Raceway, and find his way around some of the best in Midget racing, Macedo would cap off a long couple of days with a fifth-place finish.

“I can’t say enough about the Tarlton Motorsports team,” Macedo said. “They put together a really strong Midget, and we had speed each night we were able to race. Thanks to Tom and Tommy Tarlton for such great equipment, Paul and Tyrone for working their butt’s off, Justin Insley for his support, and Sean Dyson for helping us out a ton and letting us use his Toyota Engine.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2019 season.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports has concluded the 2019 season.

 

 

Two Turkey Night Top-10’s for Tanner Carrick

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though Mother Nature played a part in an extended version of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway, Tanner Carrick was able to handle the adverse conditions thrown at the field quite well, as he picked up Top-10 finishes in both the Keith Kunz Motorsports Midget as well as the Carrick Motorsports Sprint Car.

“First off, big kudos to USAC and everyone at Ventura Raceway for working so hard to get the show in,” Tanner Carrick said. “The weather made for quite the surface, and our Turkey Night ended up being pretty good in both cars when it was all said and done.”

Kicking off with Sprint Car action on Wednesday night, the Lincoln, CA driver would get his Turkey Night Grand Prix started by finishing third in his heat race before picking up a win in his qualifier.

Sitting inside the Top-10 in event points, Carrick would move into Wednesday night’s Dash, which would set the first five rows for Friday night’s 41-lap feature event.

After lining up fifth in the 15-lap Dash, Carrick would lose a couple of positions over the course of the race as he finished seventh, which would place him in the fourth row of the feature event.

With rain forcing officials to moved Thursday’s program to Friday night, a very heavy and rough surface would greet the field of Sprint Car and Midget drivers for the Turkey Night Grand Prix finale, creating some very interesting and entertaining action.

Lining up seventh in the feature event in Sprint Car action, passing would be tough as much of the field would use the low groove of the speedway with the top being extremely rough and rutted up.

Wrestling his CVC/Cemex backed machine around the tight Ventura Raceway confines, Carrick would close his 2019 Sprint Car season out with a ninth-place finish.

In Midget action, 68 drivers would check in for the prestigious event and Carrick would time the Craftsman/CVC/TRD backed No. 71K machine in 12th quickest in qualifying time trials.

With the Top-10 locking directly into the 98-lap feature event, Carrick would move into a qualifying race looking for one of four transfers into the feature.

Picking up the win, Carrick would occupy the 12th starting position on the grid on a surface that was still a bit treacherous after the Sprint Car feature.

Running a patient race, the Lincoln, CA driver would slowly work his way forward and into the Top-10. Able to keep his nose clean from a few tangles that took place around him, Carrick capped the 2019 USAC NOS Energy National Midget Series season out with an eighth-place finish.

“I have to thank both my teams for all of their hard work,” Tanner Carrick said. “It was a really tricky track on Friday, and it forced us all to work hard. Again, thanks to everyone who worked hard to allow the show to take place on Friday night.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-54, Wins-2, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-32

ON TAP: Carrick is now idle until the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals which takes place in Tulsa, OK January 13-18.

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

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Marcus, Matt & JV All In For Classic

The 2016 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion, Jamie Veal, is among an impressive batch of Classic entrants that also consists of Marcus and Matt Dumesny ahead of the 48th running of the Classic from January 24 to 26.

Veal’s victory in 2016 was one for the ages, while he also lays claim to two Classic preliminary feature race wins, the first coming in 2014 at the very first three-night Classic, while the second was also in 2016.

In 2019, Veal returned to the podium, finishing second behind Robbie Farr, in his first Classic A-Main appearance since his victory in 2016. Both 2017 and 2018 yielded B-Main appearances for the Premier Speedway track specialist, with transfers only just alluding him on both occasions.

Having commenced his 2019-20 season during August in Darwin, Veal has been again at the top of his game this summer thus far, with upcoming races in New Zealand again set to keep him at the top of his game.

For the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, Veal will again campaign his tried and trusted SWI Racing Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines combination as he goes in search of a second Classic win.

The Dumesny name has been steeped in tradition at the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic for almost as-long-as the event has been a staple on the Australian Sprintcar Racing calendar.

The Legendary Max Dumesny is a three-time Classic Champion (1992, 94 and 2004), with many more (14 in total) podium finishes upon his long and illustrious resume, therefore it is little wonder that both Matt and Marcus have become regular entrants at the Classic.

In 2020 Matt will be at the wheel of the N57 Maxim, with support from Valvoline, KTM, GKR Transport, Blackshaws and PASS Powdercoating as he endeavors to improve on his 19th place result in the first of two B-Mains at the 2019 edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Marcus, who has enjoyed some serious seat time over the last few months, including a visit to the 2019 Knoxville Nationals, which saw him contest the C-Main on the final night of competition, will be another looking to lock in an A-Main start come January 26, 2020.

Having formed a strong combination with South Australian Wayne Rowett, Marcus has run at multiple venues this season with some very strong results.

The team will hit the Classic with the support of Valvoline, Rowett Motorsport, GKR Transport, PWR Performance Products and Red Ed’s Sheds, as they to look to propel the N47 Maxim into the field of 24 for the 40-lap A-Main.

All race fans are reminded that on-line ticket sales for not only the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic but every meeting of the 2019-20 season at Sungold Stadium commenced on October 21.

The 2020 48th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2019 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

 

NEW EXPANDED VENDOR LIST! 2019 Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction Saturday, December 7th!

Mesquite TX (11/29/19) by DarinShort.com. The annual Texas Motorsport Expo and Racers Auction will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at the Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall. This event is a great place to auction off those unneeded items and re-stock for next racing season. The Expo will feature Exhibitor displays from top motorsports vendors, race tracks, racing series and more!

Bring the family! There will be plenty of fun for everyone – shop the exhibit booths and join in the auction!

Motorsport Expo and Auction Quick Facts:

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019 (one day only!)

Doors Open at 8:00am

Auction Starts at 9:00am

Location: Mesquite Convention Center 1700 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, Texas 75149

Admission: Adults - $15.00, Seniors/Military - $10.00, Ages 6-12 - $5.00, 5 and Under – Free.

Racer’s Auction: Open to the Public! This is a perfect opportunity to get a good price for your motorsport equipment, vehicles and supplies. Retailers … this is a perfect way to move inventory that has been on the shelf too long. All related motorsports items welcome in the auction!

Racer’s Auction Contacts: Tim Clonch or Matthew Rhone at (972) 289-7223 of Smiley's Racing Products - The Official Page to reserve lot numbers for auction items.

Racer’s Auction Items Drop Off at the Mesquite Convention Center Friday, December 6th, 2019 between 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Trade Show Exhibitors: Booths in the Trade Show are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more, go to www.texasmotorsportexpo.com/vendors or contact Chelsie Lorenz at 972-290-7002. Download and complete the 2019 Texas Motorsport Expo Vendor Contract to get your spot secured today!

Trade Show Vendor Booth Setup: Mesquite Convention Center, Friday, December 6th, 2019 from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Exhibitors who have already signed up, as of 11/29 include:

Abilene Radiator
Abilene Speedway
Big O Speedway
Boyd Raceway
Bulletproof Tees
CRS - Raider Graphix
Devil's Bowl Speedway
Dirt Track Photography
Edge/VP Fuel
Elite Sprint Cars
Fastshafts/Axle Exchange
Five1Seven Designs
IMCA
JC Promotions
Kennedale Speedway Park
Keyser/Integra
Landrum Springs
Lonestar 600
Lonestar Supergas
Love Graphics
Lucas Oil
Minnesota Pneumatic Products
MLH Racing Products
Monarch Motor Speedway
Pit Stop Racing
Pulse Racing Innovations
Rafter P Construction
RMP Speedway
Smiley's Racing Products
Sniper Speed
Sprint Car Bandits Series
Superbowl Speedway
Swenson Racing/Real Wheels
Texas Legend Cars
Texas Sprint Series
The Lone Star Dwarf Car Club/Peter D Motorsports
TRC Race Cars
TruForm
USRA
Velocita
Wild Child RaceCars
Wrisco
Zamp Racing

Getting There: It’s easy getting there! From 635/LBJ Freeway South take exit 4 Military/Scyene. Travel south on the Service Road and you will see the complex (including the Hampton, Convention Center and Mesquite Rodeo). Mesquite Convention Center 1750 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, TX 75149.

$AVE on ROOMS at the Hampton Inn & Suites! If you are traveling to this event, the Hampton Inn & Suites (on the premises of the Mesquite Convention Center) will play host to attendees of this great event! There is an allotment of rooms saved to offer room discounts for this event. Hurry and book your room today to make sure you can get the event discount at: www.texasmotorsportexpo.com/locations/?i=19759

Make plans to catch up with your racing friends, meet with Series officials, Race Tracks and Vendors, grab some great deals on racing components – all under the same roof at the Texas Motorsport Expo on Saturday, December 7th! Please visit www.TexasMotorsportExpo.com for more information.

 

 

Teenage Sensation Paulie Colagiovanni Crowned Lucas Oil ESS Champion for 2019.

Takes Home over $9,000 from the $72,000 Banquet Payout.

VERNON, NY – The Vernon Downs Casino and Resort Hotel was the site for the 2019 version of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) Banquet which brought the curtain down on the 36th Anniversary Season. History was made as 18-year-old Paulie Colagiovanni was crowed the ESS champion which made him the youngest in the history of the club.

With more than 20 different drivers collecting from the over $50,000 cash point fund, with added prizes which included the Lucky Giveaway Program, the total payout for the topped $72,000.

On the strength of his seven wins this past season, the Cicero, NY native won his first title besting Chuck Hebing, Matt Tanner, Jason Barney and Billy VanInwegen in the final points rundown. Not only did he win the overall Lucas Oil title but also claimed the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour, the Ohsweken Speedway Canada Tour, the E&V Energy I90/I81 Series and the Donath Motorworx CNY Speedweek brought to you by Stirling Lubricants title.

The 2018 ESS champion Steve Poirier came to the banquet to hand the championship eagle trophy to Colagiovanni who will now have possession for one year.

Other point titles were claimed by Jordan Poirier who won the Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series, Dave Axton took the Cobra Coaches Dash Series, The Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader points was won by five-time A-Main winner Jonathan Preston with Brett Wright winning the Fondations 55 Hard Charger points.

Many special awards were also given out during the night with Tyler Cartier taking the Lane’s Yamaha Rookie of Year and a $500 cash prize. Denny Peebles was chosen as the Most Improved driver in 2019 and also took a $500 cash prize. The Mach 1 Chassis Hard Luck Award went to Team Cobra, Chuck and Kelly Hebing as they received a complete Mach 1 Frame. Despite tough luck that plagued them all year, both still came to every full point event. Doug Emery won the annual Mechanic of the Year award which was voted on by his peers, he received a well-deserved standing ovation once announced.

Scott Holcomb received the prestigious John Zentner Memorial Award. Scott who returned to the tour from a hiatus of over 15 years, made all the events but two from his Granby, Connecticut home. The 2019 ESS Hall of Fame class inductee was Craig “Cricket” Keel. The two-time champion who also amassed 28 career victories will join many ESS greats in the Hall.

Many sponsors that contributed to the point fund were thanked which included: Lucas Oil, Hoosier Racing Tire, NAPA Auto Parts, Donath Motorworx, Ohsweken Speedway, Cobra Coaches, E&V Energy, Fondations 4 Saisons, Fondations 55 and Danny Willmes Enterprises.

Also given a big thank you was cash contributors during the season which was Ground Control Lawn and Snow, E3 Spark Plugs, Car Mate Trailers, Stirling Lubricants and Racing Methanol, Around Town Plumbing and Heating, Pinnacle Employee Services & Lacaillade Masonry.

As the Holday Season approaches the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints would like to thank all the race teams, crew members, sponsors, promoters and most of all the fans for a tremendous 2019 season. The first green flag will wave in April of 2020!

2019 Lucas Oil ESS Banquet Payout (which included over $3,000 in Lucas Oil Product)

Paulie Colagiovanni - $9,348

Chuck Hebing - $8,783

Matt Tanner - $6,448

Jason Barney - $5,173

Billy VanInwegen - $4,973

Shawn Donath - $3,583

Jonathan Preston - $3,623

Davie Franek - $3,373

Jeff Cook - $3,918

Scott Holcomb - $2,748

Denny Peebles - $2,698

Brett Wright - $2,743

Kelly Hebing - $2,353

Kyle Moffit - $2,048

Chad Miller - $1,548

Pete Richardson - $1,948

Tyler Cartier - $2,098

Jordan Poirier - $1,025

Steve Poirier - $925

Danny Varin - $600

Larry Wight - $400

Bryan Cloutier - $305

Josh Pieniazek - $225

Dale Gosselin - $210

Chris Jones - $205

Josh Flint - $200

Dylan Swiernik - $200

Dylan Westbrook - $100

Lucas Wolfe - $100

Scott Kreutter - $100

Lucky Giveaway Program:

ASCS Heads from Brodix – Billy VanInwegen

Winters Rear End – Matt Tanner

Walker Filtration Set of Filters – Davie Franek

Kevin Nouse Designs/K1 RaceGear Drivers Suit – Jeff Cook

Simpson VuDu Helmet – Mike Stelter Racing

Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment – Dave Axton

Beyea Headers $750 – Brett Wright

KSE Racing Products Power Steering Pump – Jonathan Preston

ASI Racewear $500 – Denny Peebles

Maxim Racing $500 – Tyler Cartier

ATL Fuel Cells Tail Tank – Pete Richardson

Adirondack Powder Coating – Chad Miller

Schoenfeld Headers – Scott Holcomb, Jason Barney, Jeff Cook

Wings Unlimited – Chuck Hebing, Kelly Hebing, Jason Barney, Jonathan Preston

Other Giveaways: LC Design Hero Cards – Shawn Donath, XXX Race Co. Rock Screen – Kelly Hebing, Area Auto Racing News/Simpson Shoes – Brett Wright, Slade Shock Technology – Pete Richardson.

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

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Ground Control Lawn and Snow, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Pinnacle Employee Services, Around Town Plumbing & Heating, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Earns First Career USAC National Midget Victory in Sixth Start With the Series

Inside Line Promotions - BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Nov. 27, 2019) - It didn't take Giovanni Scelzi very long to ascend to the top level of midget racing.

Scelzi, who has spent the last two years achieving new heights in the winged sprint car division, joined Tucker-Boat Motorsports for the final handful of USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series races this season. The opportunity paid off a week ago Tuesday when Scelzi captured his first career midget triumph in only his sixth start with the series and 11 th career start in a midget.

Scelzi also became only the 17th driver to win a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event and a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series race.

"It's pretty cool to see my name with the drivers who won an Outlaws race and a USAC midget race," he said. "It's not just me though. It shows how strong the teams I've raced for are and the great equipment I've had."

Scelzi led all 30 laps of the main event during the opening night of the Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., where he bested 56 other drivers to pick up the triumph.

Scelzi began the night by qualifying fifth quickest before he advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race. That relegated him to a Last Chance Qualifier, which he won to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"There were tons of restarts so it was stressful," he said. "It's such a different kind of racing. You have to be against the cushion or on the bottom. You can't go through the middle. The air is such a difference. You can run right into the back of a guy and it doesn't affect much. You can run off the bumper and not worry about getting tight and crashing, which is completely different than in a sprint car. That was awesome to be able to transition so quickly to be able to run up front."

Scelzi continued to run well during the event finale on Wednesday. He maneuvered from eighth to third place in a heat race, giving him the 11 th starting position for the 100-lap A Main.

"I've never had a race that long," he said. "I got to fourth and was riding there. I knew if (Kyle) Larson won I'd need to finish third to win the points. I slid (Christopher) Bell for third with probably 30 laps to go. I got to second for a minute, but I slid off the end of turns three and four and fell back a few spots. I was pushing as hard as I could."

Scelzi finished the feature seventh and he ended the event ranked second in points to NASCAR star Kyle Larson.

The week wrapped up on Saturday at Bakersfield Speedway, where Scelzi made his midget debut and only his second career appearance during an event that featured more than 50 other drivers. He qualified fourth quickest in his group and placed sixth in a heat race and third in a B Main to score the ninth starting position for the A Main.

"We qualified good, but didn't make it through the heat when the track was fast and locked down," he said. "We ran third in the B Main to transfer. We couldn't get an open lane in the feature. Every time it was bottled up. I felt like we had a top-five car, but the race went quick and we couldn't get rolling."

Scelzi capitalized on a late-race restart to gain a position and finish seventh.

He is scheduled to compete this Thursday at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., during the 79th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 19 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 5 (7); Last Chance Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

Nov. 20 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Heat race: 3 (8); Feature: 7 (11).

Nov. 23 - Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (9).

SEASON STATS -

70 races, 9 wins, 23 top fives, 40 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 56 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., for the 79 th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

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"Brown & Miller builds hands-down the best hoses and fuel lines," Scelzi said. "It's been a pleasure to work with them."

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

 

 

Skinner Enjoys Solid Year Despite Abbreviated Racing Schedule

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 27, 2019) - Marshall Skinner enjoyed success on the track this year despite racing much less than usual due to work commitments and weather.

"It wasn't my best year, but I did okay; I just didn't race a lot," said Skinner, who competed in 22 events this season compared to his usual schedule of approximately 35 races a year. "We had some good runs. I struggled a little bit at times, but I think that was due to me not racing enough to keep on top of what I needed to be doing.

"We were extremely busy at work this year. That kept me from some races. I also missed about the first five or six races of the year because I didn't have my car ready because I had been so busy at work. We also lost a lot of races to rain - more than usual."

While running an abbreviated schedule made it difficult for Skinner to get in a groove, he still posted solid results with seven top-five finishes and 14 top 10s out of the 22 events. There were some memorable moments as well.

"One of my favorite races of the year was the second USCS Speedweek show at Riverside when Jeff Swindell and I battled back and forth for the lead in the feature," he said. "That was a lot of fun. The only bad thing about it was that I finished second.

"I also had a good run early in the year at Jackson. I struggled in the heat race. I started near the back of the feature and was able to work my way up to third. That was fun, too."

Skinner showed speed at several of the closest tracks to his shop, although misfortune often caused disappointing finishes.

"We had quite a few good nights at Riverside, but it really didn't show in the results," he said. "I got spun out a couple of times there when I was running well - stupid stuff like that. I would've made the show at Short Track Nationals this year, but a guy spun me out. And I was disappointed with the way I ran at Talladega this year. I usually do well there, but for some reason I struggled this year."

Skinner is eager to return to the track next season when he reaches a milestone in his racing career.

"I'm really looking forward to racing next year," he said. "It will be my 30th year of racing. I don't have as much work to do to the car this offseason as I did last year so I should be ready when the season starts. Hopefully that and some drier weather will help us to get more races in next year. I think if I can race more I'll be more consistent and have better results."

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 14 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 19 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bell Helmets

Established in 1954 and proven ever since, Bell is synonymous with the best and safest protective headgear for auto racing, motorcycling and bicycling. For more information, visit http://www.BellRacing.com.

"Bell has the best product out there and they've been around forever," Skinner said. "They're also an American-based company, which is important to me. Christopher Wheeler and Jacob Brown both take good care of me."

Skinner would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing and Recovery, DHR Suspensions, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Bell Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing, Oval Paints, Huntington's Disease Awareness, OMP America and Deatherage Opticians for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Posts Nine Wins to Highlight Another Strong Season

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 27, 2019) - Derek Hagar rounded out his 2019 season with nine wins, which will serve as motivation throughout the offseason.

"I believe this is only the second season we didn't earn 10 or more wins," he said. "I was hoping to do it again, but that isn't all that defines the year we had."

Hagar finished in the top five 25 times during a 38-race schedule. He would have raced more had Mother Nature not wreaked havoc for a good part of the season.

"The rain got us a lot this year," he said. "I felt like we had a good season for the number of races we were able to get in. Hopefully we won't have to deal with so much weather next year."

One of Hagar's biggest wins of the season came during the preliminary night for the famed Short Track Nationals hosted by I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. He claimed the King of the Wings event for the second straight season and led the ASCS Mid-South Region with four triumphs to go along with four victories during USCS Series competition. Hagar also won the USCS Series Speedweek title and tied his career-best World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series result.

Hagar plans to fine-tune his 360ci and 410ci programs throughout this offseason while also getting ready for a couple of marquee races.

"We're already looking forward to 2020," he said. "Between racing both the 410 and 360 and getting ready for that, we'll be running the Chili Bowl again this year. We're hoping to have a three-car team for that so it'll be interesting to see how that turns out. After that we're planning to head down to East Bay Raceway Park (in Gibsonton, Fla.) in February. It'll be a quick offseason, but we're excited for next season."

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 9 wins, 25 top fives, 28 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 33 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT -

Hagar wants to thank all of his sponsors for their support throughout the year.

"We couldn't have done it without them," Hagar said. "We work with some really great people. They give us a lot of support and we appreciate every single one of them."

Hagar would like to thank Dynotech Performance, Summit Track Group, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, FK Rod Ends, Xtreme Race Graphics, Petra Construction, Southern Collision Centre, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hedger Borthers Ready Mix, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, B&D Towing and Recovery, Valvoline, J&J Auto Racing and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

The Flocon river runs to Murray Bridge

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is at Murray Bridge Speedway this Saturday night for RD3 of the Flocon ‘King of the River’. “We have crossed the Murray River at Mildura, Moama and now at Murray Bridge. All 3 towns picturesque and we love visiting them, especially when we have the chance to throw in a race meeting” Searle tells us. The River Run is over 4 shows which are all based along the Murray River and has $2000 to win purse.

Taking out the A Main last weekend Michael Tancredi’s V29 Cool is currently leading the Flocon ‘King of the River’ and will be keen for another podium. Tancredi won at the Bridge least season and enjoys running at the high banked venue. Defending Series Mark Caruso SA33 Cool will be looking for a better result at his home track after finishing the main on the infield at the last show. Current SA 360 Champion Daniel Evans will again be piloting the VA8 Maxim for Shaun McClure. McClure and Evans have only just put this deal together and already showing speed and the
team will no doubt get stronger each time they hit the track. After a strong run from the rear to 3rd at Moama NT26
MCF Trailers Maxim Tony Moule will be another charger to watch. After sitting out for a few seasons the NT 7 ART of Colin Brooks looked fast each time he hit the track and will again be strong this weekend after already running at Murray Bridge this season. V7 Paul Solomon in the Melbourne Malibu Triple X, SA10 Steven Caruso, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, V16 James Wren, the young guns of V75 Mitch Smith and V71 Marcus Green will all be trying for strong
results on the night. Car owners of the V71 have had a busy week rebuilding the car after a huge crash at RD2 which
ended Greens night prematurely. 410 hot shot Matt Egel is putting a 360 in for the night. Egel has run with the series many times before and always races to win. Rookie racers of Loader, Sandow & Fox are also hoping for some good laps.

After hurting an engine at Moama unfortunately Legend Farmer ‘Phil’ Lock will miss his 2nd show in the history of the series. “We rushed home to get it out and to the engine builders but unfortunately there was a fare bit of damage. We are sourcing parts now but couldn’t get them together in time. We are bitterly disappointed to miss the show.” Phil told us. “We had several teams offer us an engine to help us out but I just don’t feel comfortable doing this. Hopefully we are back for Horsham.” said Lock.

On track action starts from 5.00pm. November 30th Murray Bridge Speedway.

 

 

Rule Changes and more occur during the 2019 URC Rules Meeting

LIMERICK, PA – The 2019 United Racing Club rules meeting took place on Tuesday night, November 26, 2019 at the Limerick Diner in Limerick, PA. The annual meeting was open to any and all teams interested in competing with the United Racing Club in 2020, as well as any team that competed in 2019. Thirteen teams from the 2019 season made 51% or more of the twenty-two races making them eligible to vote on the proposed rule changes as well as officer and board positions that were up for election.

First on the docket to be voted upon were rule change proposals. Rule change proposals were able to be submitted by any United Racing Club member and had to be sent in by November 23rd to either Rick Weller or Curt Michael. The first rule change proposal, submitted by Ed Aikin, suggested changing all restarts after the first lap is complete to single file – rather than the current rule which states the club will have double file restarts up until 2 laps to go in the heat or 5 laps to go in the feature. This rule did not pass the member vote therefore securing double file restarts for the 2020 season.

The next rule change proposal was submitted by Rick Weller and suggested limiting the number of redraw positions from 12 to 8 for shows that have 30-40 cars resulting in four heat races. This rule would take the top two from each heat race to the redraw rather than the current rule stating that in the event of four heat races, the top three from each heat race go to the redraw. This rule also did not pass the member vote therefore the club will continue to have 12 redraw spots for nights with four heat races.

The final rule proposal was set forth by Rick Weller and proposed implementing a provisional rule to the rule book. Currently, the United Racing Club offers unlimited provisionals, and if a provisional is needed it is awarded to the driver that sits highest in points that did not qualify. The new rule, that was voted in by the members and will be added to the rule book for 2020 states that once a member uses a provisional, they are moved to the bottom of the list, set by points, that determines who gets a provisional spot. This ensures that the same person cannot use a provisional two times in a row unless they are the only team that does not qualify and is eligible for the provisional.

Finally, when it came to elections, Rick Weller decided to resign from his position as president of the United Racing Club so that his team could focus more on traveling next season. This left the president, vice president, treasurer and board member spots open for election. Ryan Stillwaggon was nominated to run for URC President and was elected into the position. The presidential term is typically 2 years, but Stillwaggon will only serve one year as he will finish out Weller’s term. Curt Michael was once again nominated and elected as Vice President of the United Racing Club – a two-year term. Casey Robicheau was nominated and elected as Treasurer as Kim Weller will also be traveling with the 63 team; Casey will finish out Kim’s term and the treasurer spot will be up for re-election next year. Finally, the board of directors for the United Racing Club was cut from 6 members down to 4. Chris Allen Jr., Dave Betts, and Ryan Stillwaggon finished out their terms, and Bill Unglert resigned from the board. Ed Aikin and Parke Bishop were nominated and elected into the open positions joining Bill Gallagher and Mark Sasso on the board of directors. Aikin and Bishop will both serve a two-year term.

The United Racing Club would like to thank Rick Weller, Kim Weller, Chris Allen Jr., Bill Unglert and Dave Betts for their commitment, time, and contributions to the United Racing Club as a member of the board or as an officer of the club.

The annual meeting was very productive, and the 2020 season is looking promising for the Untied Racing Club. Races are continually being booked with many tracks across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware and there is a lot of exciting things in the works. Stay tuned to the United Racing Club social media to stay up to date on all information for the 2020 season.

Next up for the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club is the 2019 awards banquet where we will celebrate the season while honoring our series champions Chad Layton and Ritter Racing. The banquet will be held on December 7, 2019 in Breinigsville, PA.

 

 

River Cities Speedway secures two World of Outlaws Sprint Car dates again in 2020

Story and photo by Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (November 26, 2019) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will visit the country’s baddest bullring twice in 2020. The “Greatest Show on Dirt” will make its first stop at River Cities Speedway on Friday, June 5th for the first leg of the Northern Tour.

The series will return to Grand Forks following the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa on Friday, August 21st.

Back on June 7th, Logan Schuchart became just the 10th different driver to visit RydellCars.com Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway. The Hanover, Pa. driver led all 40 trips around the high-banked three-tenths mile oval en route to the win.

When the series returned on August 16th, it was a familiar face taking the checkers. Fargo’s Donny Schatz started sixth and led 23 laps as he cruised to his 12th career Outlaws win at the Bullring.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series first competed at River Cities Speedway in 2007, with Joey Saldana picking up the win in the inaugural event. There have only been three repeat winners at the track with the series over the last 13 years.

Information on tickets for both the 1st Leg and 2nd Leg of the 2020 Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., will be available soon at www.slspromotions.com.

Previous River Cities Speedway World of Outlaws A-Main Winners:
2019: Logan Schuchart on June 7, Donny Schatz on Aug. 16
2018: Donny Schatz on June 15, Donny Schatz on Aug. 17
2017: David Gravel on June 16, Donny Schatz on Aug. 18
2016 – Donny Schatz on June 17, Donny Schatz on Aug. 26
2015 – Donny Schatz on June 19, Donny Schatz on Aug. 21
2014 – Donny Schatz on June 20, Daryn Pittman on Aug. 15
2013 – Cody Darrah on June 21, Donny Schatz on Aug. 16
2012 – Kraig Kinser on June 15, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 17
2011 – Craig Dollansky on June 17, Craig Dollansky on June 18, Steve Kinser on Aug. 19
2010 – Steve Kinser on June 19, Joey Saldana on June 20
2009 – Donny Schatz on June 19, Craig Dollansky on Aug. 21
2008 – Donny Schatz on June 27
2007 – Joey Saldana on June 29

 

 

Mark Dobmeier headed south for ASCS Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway

Story & photo Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (November 26, 2019) – Mark Dobmeier and Team 13 Racing will officially wrap up their 2019 season this weekend at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. For the second consecutive year, Dobmeier will be competing in the ASCS Southwest Region Copper Classic at the three-eighths mile oval in his Buffalo Wild Wings No. 13.

“I guess it’s cold in North Dakota and we need something to do,” Dobmeier said with a laugh. “It’s kind of a nice time to go racing. We finished up the season a while ago and after a long season, you’ve had enough of it. But after a week or two your itching and ready to go again. Things have been slow here for about the last month, so it’ll be nice to get out to warm weather and enjoy some fun racing with some friends.”

In last year’s edition of the Copper Classic, Dobmeier ran fourth in the feature on the opening night of action and finished 12th in the Saturday night main event. He also competed at Arizona Speedway back in April with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

“I’m really looking forward to this weekend, to be honest. It can be a very fun race track. It generally forms a pretty big, heavy cushion and runs right up against the wall,” he said. “It reminds me of the old Huset’s Speedway days. It’s got pretty long straightaways so you can get some good speed, too.”

Dobmeier was last in action on November 9th at Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz. with the ASCS Southwest Region.

“We went out there and started front row outside of the heat. It was a fun, little race track,” he said of his first impressions of Central Ariz. Speedway. “They had enough moisture in it to where it got to be a pretty racy track and the track conditions stayed good all night long. We went out and won the heat race. I drew the biggest number I could for the redraw so I started fourth. I got up to second and John Carney was leading and running a good pace. I could stay with him, but I couldn’t reel him in much to be a threat for a pass unless he screwed up around a lap car. He and I had pretty similar speed.”

Coming into this weekend’s action with a race under his belt down in the desert, Dobmeier is confident Team 13 Racing can run up front.

“The soil is a bit different down there than what we’re used to. Every time we hit the track we are learning,” he continued. “It was nice to get to race a couple of weeks ago to keep our wheels turning. We’ll roll on in with our momentum we gained from that one and hopefully, come out with a good outcome.”


 

World of Outlaws Return to Dakota State Fair Speedway in South Dakota in 2020

HURON, S.D. — November 26, 2019 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is returning to Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, S.D., in 2020 on Saturday, August 22 in an event presented by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union.

The event will mark the Outlaws third visit to the three-eighths-mile located at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds. Donny Schatz, the 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion, is undefeated with the series at the track, scoring a win in the series most recent trip to Huron in 2017 as well as winning the inaugural event at the venue in 2015.

Leading the way in 2020 will be Brad Sweet, who claimed his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship this past season. The California native won a series-best 16 races en route to claiming the title by a mere four points over Schatz, who won 11 races.

Also on the tour again in 2020 for most of the races will be David Gravel in the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41, along with 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman, Logan Schuchart, Carson Macedo, who claimed the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in 2019, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kraig Kinser, Jacob Allen and Jason Sides.

Mason Daniel, a 19-year-old from California, will join the Outlaws tour in 2020 for his rookie season, with former series champion Danny Lasoski, serving as crew chief.

Ticket information for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series presented by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union at Dakota State Fair Speedway on Saturday, August 22, 2020 will be available soon at www.slspromotions.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

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WORLD FINALS FINISHER: Stewart Charges from 24th to 9th in Season Finale
CJB closes out 2019 while looking to 2020 and another season of competition

CARLISLE, PA. - November 26, 2019 - A pair of events at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motorspeedway closed out the 2019 season for CJB Motorsports and Shane Stewart.

Qualifying for both events that made up the Can-Am World Finals was held on Thursday, November 7th. For Friday nights event, Stewart timed in 21st while timing in 9th for Saturday's event.

On Friday night of the event, Stewart finished 4th in his heat race before finishing in the 18th position in the feature. On the following night, Stewarts last night in the ride, he finished 4th in the heat race, 6th in the Last Chance Showdown and charged from 24th to 9th in the final feature of the season.

"We got better throughout the nights," said Stewart, pilot of the #5 Killer Instinct Crossbows , Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "We wanted to go out on a higher note but we all ended up on a great note."

With the season in the rearview mirror, Stewart hustled home to be there for the birth of his second child. Everyone at CJB Motorsports would like to congratulate Shane and his wife, Jenn, on the birth of their second child, Lane.

CJB and Stewart finished their campaign together with six quick times, two wins, 15 top-5's, 37 top-10's, 12 heat race wins and five dash wins in 79 total starts in 2019. The team finished 9th in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series points.

"It's been a crazy year for all of us," said Stewart. "Definitely not the results we all wanted but it wasn't for a lack of effort by everyone. Have to thank Chad for allowing us to complete the full season. Thanks to Barry, Tyler and Fud for all the hard work. Wish everyone the best moving forward."

CJB Motorsports wishes to sincerely thank all of their valued partners and fans for their support in 2019. Additional plans regarding 2020 will be announced at a later date.

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2019 STATS:
Events: 79
Quick Times: 6
Wins: 2
Top-5's: 15
Top-10's: 37
Heat Race Wins: 12
Dash Wins: 5

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Sprint Car 101: An Evening with Duane “Pancho” Carter, Innes “Buzzy” Dobbins and Steve “Bopper” Stapp December 12 in Brownsburg, Indiana!

Knoxville, IA, November 25, 2019 – Join us for a night that will prove to be very entertaining, December 12 in Brownsburg, Indiana! Moderator W. Patrick Sullivan will welcome Duane “Pancho” Carter, Innes “Buzzy” Dobbins and Steve “Bopper” Stapp to a special Sprint Car 101 hosted by Hoosier Tire Midwest/Allgaier Performance Parts and presented by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. The event is free and open to the public.

“Anyone who has been in the presence of Pancho, Buzzy and Bopper knows we are in for a great evening of laughs and entertainment,” says National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Coordinator Bill Wright. “We are excited that Pat Sullivan will be on hand to moderate the events as well! He does an outstanding job! We hope that anyone in the area for the PRI show in Indianapolis can make it over for a great evening!”

Duane “Pancho” Carter is a 1991 inductee of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. He is one of six USAC Triple Crown winners. He won two USAC National Sprint Car titles (1974 and 1976), teaming with Stapp and Dobbins. He won the 1972 USAC National Midget title, and the 1978 USAC Dirt Champ championship. He was also inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1990. The 1974 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year competed in 17 500’s in his career.

Steve “Bopper” Stapp joined his father “Babe” in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame with his induction in 1999. If there was a storytelling Hall of Fame, he may also be in that! Stapp won USAC sprint car titles in 1974 and 1976 as an owner, and can lay claim to hundreds of wins in cars he has built. Johnny Rutherford, AJ Foyt, Mario Andretti, Larry Dickson, George Snider, Joe Saldana, Robbie Stanley and Pancho are just a few that drove for Stapp.

Innes “Buzzy” Dobbins brought his Chevrolet dealer sponsorship to Pancho and Stapp’s team and the combination was a formidable one! Buzzy continues to support the sport in many ways.

The event will be Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at Hoosier Tire Midwest/Allgaier Performance Parts, located at 4155 North 1000 East, Suite A in Brownsburg, Indiana.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com!

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – After an eight-year absence, the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series will return to Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind., as part of its 2020 schedule.

The World’s Fastest Short Track Cars will compete at the .686-mile paved oval on May 9, marking the series’ second race in the Midwestern portion of its season and the second race at LOR in series history.

The event will serve as the opening round of the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash Series for 2020, replacing one of the two previously-scheduled dates at Michigan’s Berlin Raceway.

Both Berlin dates have been removed from Must See Racing’s 2020 event calendar.

The only prior appearance by the Must See Racing sprint cars at Lucas Oil Raceway came on July 9, 2012. On that day, Brian Gerster set the all-time LOR track record at 17.407 seconds (141.874 mph) in qualifying before going on to win the feature later that night.

The Must See Racing appearance at LOR will be part of the three-day Indy Revolution, May 7-9, featuring drag racing on the LOR drag strip Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the Must See Racing sprint cars headline action on the oval track Saturday night.

“It’s funny how things work out; I actually tripped over the Must See Racing series in a way, but started doing research and thought it would make a great idea and a great time for the fans at Lucas Oil Raceway,” said Indy Revolution promoter Mike Moore. “With the whole deal spanning over three days and ending with a race on the oval, it’s a complete automotive event that we feel should be a great time for the fans and for automotive enthusiasts of all kinds.

“We’ve been saying that ‘the Indy Revolution is coming,’ because back in the 80s, this used to happen with car shows, drag racing and oval-track racing … and we hope to bring back that tradition in May.”

The Lucas Oil Raceway event will directly follow Must See Racing’s Midwestern opener at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway, making for a pivotal early-season swing through the Hoosier State when it comes to the championship points race.

“We are extremely excited to return to a top-class facility like Lucas Oil Raceway as we go into our second decade of competition in 2020,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “Our first visit there back in 2012 was highlighted by some exceptional competition, and we hope to improve upon that in May, especially when you factor in the growth in talent and car counts that Must See Racing has experienced over the past year.

“Lucas Oil Raceway will provide another marquee event for our racers and fans in 2020 and we look forward to rolling into the track with The World’s Fastest Short Track Cars in a few short months.”

Details on the replacement date and venue for the second race of the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash mini-series will be announced at a later date.

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

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro officials have announced a change to the tour’s 2020 season-opening weekend, scheduled for April 17-18.

Originally set to take place at South Carolina’s Anderson Motor Speedway, the two-day event will shift south and be held at Montgomery Motor Speedway in central Alabama.

The Southern Speed Shootout will mark the first time in Must See Racing’s history that the series will race at Montgomery, as well as the first time the series has sanctioned a race in Alabama in six years.

Brian Gerster won the most recent Must See Racing stop in the Yellowhammer State, an event at Mobile Int’l Speedway in March of 2014.

April’s pair of points-paying events will mark the first time unrestricted winged 410 sprint cars have competed at the half-mile Montgomery oval, which dates back to 1956 as a pavement track and operated as a dirt track for three years prior to being surfaced with asphalt.

“To put it simply, I’m really excited for Must See Racing to be making a visit to Montgomery Motor Speedway,” said track promoter Stan Narrison. “The entertainment value that Jim Hanks and his series bring to the table and the speed that unrestricted 410s will have when they fly around here in April is second-to-none. This two day weekend will be a can’t-miss event on our 2020 calendar and we can’t wait to get to April and welcome the cars and stars of Must See Racing to Montgomery for the first time.”

The all-time Montgomery sprint car track record of 15.038 seconds (119.697 mph) was set by Bobby Santos III on April 3, 2016, a mark that Must See Racing teams will no doubt be taking aim at during the Southern Speed Shootout as they look to open the new season on a strong note.

“At Must See Racing, we pride ourselves in leading the way when it comes to innovation in our race formats, diversity in scheduling and putting on exciting competition for the race fans, and we’re very excited to make our first trip to Montgomery Motor Speedway in April,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “After a 2019 season that was filled with new talent and a thrilling points battle that went down to the last race of the year, we look forward to continuing that momentum into the upcoming season with an exciting season-opening weekend in Alabama.”

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

Updated 2020 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series Schedule (as of Nov. 25)

April 17 – Montgomery Motor Speedway – Montgomery, Ala.
April 18 – Montgomery Motor Speedway – Montgomery, Ala.
May 2 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind.
May 9 – Lucas Oil Raceway – Brownsburg, Ind.
May 23 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind. (Pay Less Little 500) *
June 13 – Lorain County Speedway – Lorain, Ohio
June 27 – TBA – TBA
July 18 – Lorain County Speedway – Lorain, Ohio
Aug. 6 – Golden Sands Speedway – Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
Aug. 7 – Golden Sands Speedway – Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
Aug. 22 – Owosso Speedway – Ovid, Mich.
Sept. 12 – Jennerstown Speedway – Jennerstown, Pa.
Oct. 16 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C.
Oct. 17 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C.

 

 

Daniel Welcomes TruStar Energy as Team Joins World of Outlaws for 2020 Season

Inside Line Promotions - CARROLLTON, Mo. (Nov. 25, 2019) - Mason Daniel is pleased to announce that TruStar Energy will serve as the primary partner on his team next season as he prepares to embark upon his first full season competing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"TruStar Energy is why we are going racing with the World of Outlaws," he said. "The Outlaws features the best drivers in the sport and it's a dream to be able to compete with the series. Our main goal is just to bridge the gap and get up to speed with those guys. We want to be up to speed quickly and hopefully start performing right away. We will have that opportunity thanks to TruStar Energy."

TruStar Energy, which is a Fortistar Company, is one of the largest developers of infrastructure for CNG fueling stations. The company understands customers need options regarding how they fuel their fleets, from the type of CNG station needed to the amount of fuel required to how the station is funded. TruStar Energy's transparent approach to CNG puts the owner at ease by offering realistic options that dovetail perfectly with their business model and expectations. To learn more, visit http://www.TruStarEnergy.com.

"We're extremely grateful and excited for the support of TruStar Energy and we can't wait to showcase the company in 2020 as we embark upon the World of Outlaws trail for the first time," Daniel said. "The last couple of years has been a climb and we're glad to have TruStar Energy on board for our biggest season yet."

Daniel relocated to Missouri prior to the 2018 season when he earned the North American 360 Rookie of the Year Award from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. The 2019 season showcased a transition to more 410ci winged sprint car competition.

"It was a big adjustment period, but overall I think it went well," he said. "We still have stuff to get used to. We mostly competed with the World of Outlaws this year when we ran a 410. The toughest part was the competition level and getting up to speed with those guys, who have been on tour for 10-plus years. At some tracks we bridged the gap and at some tracks we have more work to do. We made improvement from the beginning of the year and we're excited for next year."

Daniel highlighted the year by scoring a Sprint Invaders victory at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on July 11 and earning his career-best World of Outlaws result of 15th on Sept. 20 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan.

"We ran good in a 410 show in Donnellson and should have had that race won, but it didn't work out and we finished second," he said. "We took the lead three times and kept getting put back on restarts. We have good speed at that track so it was awesome to go back a couple weeks later in a 360 and win.

"We were good at Dodge City, but a mistake on the start cost us so we had to go to the back. I think we would have had a top 10 if I didn't make that mistake, but you learn from it. That's a lot of what racing with the World of Outlaws entails."

Despite missing races, Daniel finished third in the Rookie of the Year chase at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he placed 15 th in the 410 championship standings thanks to a pair of top 10s.

"Knoxville is a great track and it's reliable," he said. "Every Saturday night they are going to run. They had a lot of rainouts this year and we were there for a lot of them. We didn't get as many races in this year because of that. However, it's always nice to run there and I think it helped our growth in a 410."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - TruStar Energy

TruStar Energy, which is a Fortistar Company, is one of the largest developers of infrastructure for CNG fueling stations. The company understands customers need options regarding how they fuel their fleets, from the type of CNG station needed to the amount of fuel required to how the station is funded. TruStar Energy's transparent approach to CNG puts the owner at ease by offering realistic options that dovetail perfectly with their business model and expectations. To learn more, visit http://www.TruStarEnergy.com.

"We're extremely grateful and excited for the support of TruStar Energy and we can't wait to showcase the company in 2020 as we embark upon the World of Outlaws trail for the first time," Daniel said. "The last couple of years has been a climb and we're glad to have TruStar Energy on board for our biggest season yet."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, BTC Bank, Dillon Risk Management, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Bogucki and SawBlade.com Backed Team See Growth in 2019

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Nov. 25, 2019) - Scott Bogucki and his SawBlade.com backed sprint car team took huge steps forward in 2019, scoring three Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour wins and a fifth-place finish in the championship standings.

"If you look at the growth of this team from last year to this year it's just phenomenal," he said. "It's not where I want us to be, but I'm committed to use 2019 as a stepping stone to bigger and better things in 2020."

Bogucki was the ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year in 2018 and finished eighth in points after scoring one victory. A year later the statistics improved.

"To get three ASCS National Tour wins this year to go with 11 top fives and 20 top 10s, just incredible," he said. "We went from eighth in points last year to fifth, but I feel we had a top-three team if you eliminate a couple of bad nights that were out of our control. We had a month there toward the end of the year where I was a little nicked up and we struggled. But to win the last race of the year was a huge boost heading into the offseason."

Putting everything into perspective, Bogucki was a one-man show for the most part driving the rig to and from races, working on the car, washing the car, setting the car up and driving the race car.

"I had a really good buddy from Australia, Jack Mccarthy, come on board at the beginning of the year and he was a tremendous help, but circumstances forced him to return home sooner than planned," he said. "I got a lot of help this year from Brian and Jean Mueller and their family. I can't thank all of them enough. But a lot of times it was just me driving down the road from track to track. It's exhausting, but this is what I've wanted to do since I was a kid. I'm living my dream and I couldn't be happier."

Another accomplishment Bogucki is proud of was his performance at both the 410 and 360 Knoxville Nationals last summer.

"It was our second consecutive year in the A Main for the 360 Nationals," he said. "Unfortunately we lost an engine while sitting in 12th. We only missed out on the 410 A Main by three positions in a field of drivers you only dream about. I'm getting more comfortable racing at Knoxville. That place is so demanding and challenging and the more laps you can get there the better you will be."

The 2019 season marked the second straight year SawBlade.com was the title sponsor on Bogucki's No. 28.

"I can't thank SawBlade.com enough," he said. "They are an incredible sponsor and friend to this team and they produce THE best product out there. We have been talking about next year. I want so bad to get them more wins and a championship.

"When I say this team it is exactly that, a team effort. Without ALL my sponsors, including Scottie and the Dissolvalloy team, quite simply our USA family, we couldn't do this. Lee from Ostrich Race Engines is the best in the business and an incredible friend. And the following sponsors have had our back since Day 1 and we are truly so very thankful for Smith Titanium, KW Motorsports, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, Porker Transport, Howard Law, and Findley and Sons. Also, a huge thank you to the ASCS Family and RacinBoys."

Since the season ended, Bogucki has purchased a new trailer and has been busy getting everything ready for 2020. He will be heading back to Australia soon, which always causes him a little concern.

"I have to try and fit three months of work into a little over a month," he said. "When I get back to the USA in February I always feel like I'm behind because the other teams have been here working. But having done this now for three years, I know exactly what I need to do before I leave and what I have to do when I get back."

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 3 wins, 11 top fives, 20 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 27 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. Fans will have a chance to win SawBlade.com products at ASCS events by logging onto www.sawblade.com/28.

SawBlade.com is the official saw blade of the American Sprint Car Series and title sponsor of every National Tour A-Feature as well as Victory Lane. For more information, log onto https://www.sawblade.com and follow along on Social Media at @SawBladecom on Twitter, on Instagram at Sawblade.com_, and on Facebook.

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

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: Giovanni Scelzi Earns First-Ever USAC Win

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Nov. 25, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi scored a victory for Team ILP last Tuesday during the opening night of the Hangtown 100.

Scelzi captured a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series triumph at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., in only his sixth career start with the series and 11th time behind the wheel of a midget.

Winning Team ILP clients are eligible to score a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

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

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

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

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 9 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and July 26; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 7; Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 5; I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on July 6 and July 27; Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on July 23 and Sept. 6; and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 24); Derek Hagar - 9 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on April 27, June 22 and Sept. 28; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on June 21; Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on July 5; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 19; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on July 27 and Oct. 4; and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 1); Chase Johnson - 9 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20, May 11, June 30, July 13 and Sept. 2; and Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., on Oct. 26); Giovanni Scelzi - 9 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16; Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13; The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on May 24; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 27 and Aug. 24; Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., on Aug. 30); Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., on Sept. 14; and Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on Nov. 19); Dominic Scelzi - 8 (The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6 and Oct. 5; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 8; Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, on June 13; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 21 and July 12; Santa Maria Raceway in Santa Maria, Calif., on July 27; and Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on Aug. 31); Tyler Thompson - 7 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 11; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 1, June 29, July 4, July 27 and Aug. 24; and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Aug. 16); Seth Bergman - 6 (Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on April 19; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on April 20; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 1 and July 20; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 26; and Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on Aug. 2); Brian Brown - 5 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 20, May 4, June 8, June 14 and July 13); Zac Taylor - 4 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on April 27 and Sept. 28; I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on May 18; and Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on June 9); Scott Bogucki - 3 (Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on June 14; Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on June 15; and Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 1); Dylan Cisney - 3 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23 and July 13; and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on June 30); Roger Crockett - 3 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 21; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 17; and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Oct. 19); Joshua Shipley - 3 (Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., on May 25; Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on June 15; and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on July 6); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., on April 20; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on July 20; and 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, on Sept. 28); Chris Andrews - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on June 28 and Aug. 16); Tony Bruce Jr. - 2 (LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on May 26 and Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on Aug. 24); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 13 and Aug. 9); Robbie Price - 2 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 7 and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Sept. 6); Joe Trenca - 2 (Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Aug. 2 and Sept. 21); Justin Adams - 1 (Butler County Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on July 27); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on May 18); Jamie Ball - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 24); Blaine Baxter - 1 (Dixon Speedway in Dixon, Calif., on Aug. 24); Zach Blurton - 1 (Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Sept. 14); Mason Daniel - 1 (Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on July 11); Brandon Hanks - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on April 4); Jordon Mallett - 1 (Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 6); Travis Rilat - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 4); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on July 2); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H., on Oct. 5); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

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

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

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

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

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 

 

Macedo 15th at November Classic Aboard Tarlton Motorsports Midget

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back on track Saturday night despite enduring engine issues one week ago, Carson Macedo and Tarlton Motorsports would finish 15th at the November Classic in Bakersfield, CA with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series.

“I have to thank everyone involved with this Tarlton Motorsports team for getting the engine back together, and getting us back to the track,” Carson Macedo said. “It was unfortunate what happened in AZ, but I am glad we are back running this awesome car.”

With 54 cars checked in at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night, Macedo timed the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment/King Chassis backed No. 21 machine in eighth fastest in his qualifying group.

Moving into heat race competition, the Lemoore, CA driver would pocket a third place finish which would be good enough to move him directly into the 30-lap feature event.

Gridding the field from the seventh row in the 30-lap feature event, Macedo would find himself battling the likes of Kevin Thomas, Jr, Michael Kofoid, and Chris Windom amidst the star-studded feature event.

Admittedly making some mistakes over the course of the race, Macedo would end up finishing in the 15thposition when the fast paced 30-lap feature came to a close.

“Our car was good, our engine seemed to run really well, I just made too many mistakes,” Macedo said. “It was great to get back in this thing and get another race under our belts before Turkey Night down at Ventura Raceway. Again, thanks to Tom and Tommy Tarlton, Sean Dyson, Paul Baines, Tyron Tyra, Justin Insley, and everyone that makes all this possible.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2019 season.

ON TAP:Tarlton Motorsports will be back in action this week at Ventura Raceway for Turkey Night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

Stay connected with Carson by following him on Twitter @Carson_Macedo.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Lands On Podium at Inaugural Hangtown 100

PETERSEN MEDIA: A grueling week of action saw Tanner Carrick in action at the Inaugural Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday before taking part in the November Classic at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night.

“It is always great getting to run the Midget back in California,” Tanner Carrick said. “This year it was a little more fun getting to Placerville Speedway with the KKM team and really having a strong run during the 100-lapper.”

No stranger to Placerville Speedway over the course of his young career, Carrick headed into the Inaugural Hangtown 100 with confidence, and it showed as he timed the Craftsman/CVC/TRD backed No. 71K machine in 2nd fastest in qualifying on Tuesday night.

Running third in his heat race, the Lincoln, CA would transfer directly into the opening night 30-lap feature event where he rolled off from the sixth starting position after the points inversion.

Keeping his machine in the Top-5 for much of the opening night feature event, a torrid battle between himself, Kyle Larson, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr in the race’s closing laps saw the youngster slip back to eighth where he would finish.

Sitting seventh in Hangtown100 points after night 1, Carrick returned on Wednesday night just as strong as he got his night kicked off by finishing fifth in his heat race and locking into the 100-lap feature event.

Finding himself sixth in event points heading into the feature event, Carrick would line up sixth on the grid following the inversion for the 100-lap Hangtown 100 feature event.

Getting off to a great start, Carrick would quickly find himself up on the cushion and in the third position as he chased after Aaron Reutzle and Brady Bacon. Making his way up to second, Carrick would fall back to third on the 30th lap, before re claiming second on the 44th lap as Stenhouse pulled off.

Amidst a torrid 43-lap lap green flag run, Carrick would find himself in second when the yellow flew on the 47th lap and ultimately went red for fuel on the 50th lap.

With six lapped cars between himself and race leader, Kyle Larson, all eyes would turn to the battle for second as Carrick would go toe to toe with Christopher Bell as Larson ran away and hid.

Swapping the position numerous times over the final half of the race, Carrick would finish the most grueling race of the schedule with a third place finish in front of his family and friends.

Off of the third place finish, Carrick and company would head south to Bakersfield Speedway to take part in the November Classic.

With 54 cars on hand, split qualifying would be in place on Saturday and Carrick would time in 9th fastest in his qualifying group before posting a second place finish in heat race competition.

Moving into the feature event, Carrick would be mired back in 16th to start the raced based on his qualifying time, putting him in a bit of an early hole.

Having a good car underneath him, Carrick would work is way forward on the Central CA surface. Working his way through the field, Carrick would close a very strong week in CA out with a 10th place finish.

“Saturday night I felt like we were good and had good speed, I just didn’t get our night started to great in time trials,” Tanner Carrick said. “Thanks to all the guys on this team who make this all possible.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-53, Wins-2, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-31

ON TAP: Carrick heads South this Wednesday and Thursday as he takes part in the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway. Carrick will compete aboard the Carrick Motorsports No. 83T non wing sprint car, as well as the KKM midget.

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

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Young Guns, Clarke Enter The Classic

They may hail from opposite ends of the Country but Tate Frost and Lachlan McHugh share a passion for going fast and will be welcome additions to the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Joining the highly touted pair of hot shoes will be Victorian based Eureka Sprint Series regular Darren Clarke.

McHugh who made the Classic final in 2018, narrowly missed a transfer from B-Main last January with a sixth placed run, having earlier banked some strong points on his opening qualifying night which yielded a sixth place A-Main finish.

For the 2019-20 season, McHugh is basing a majority of his racing, including a tilt at World Series Sprintcars as a contracted driver for Western Australia’s John McLellan and the J&S Drilling Team.

At the disposal of the talented McHugh will be an Inglis Race Engines bullet which will be bolted into the W60 Maxim.

Support for the team will come from Hino, Mincon, M.A.N, SEDL Contractors, Halls Head Pharmacy, Castrol Edge, VCV Brisbane, IWS Haulage, Right Price, Dondex, South Side Trucks and Global Lubricants.

Joining McHugh as one of the talented Young Guns to embark on the Classic will be the driver of the Mooie Makeup, AFR Anthony Frost Racing Pty Ltd, T & D Wholesale and Wicked Energy Gum, T62 Maxim – Tate Frost.

At his first attempt at the Classic, Frost finished the 2019 version of the event in 6th place in C-Main 2, however his form lines suggest a much stronger result is on the cards in 2020.

Likeable Victorian Darren Clarke is another who will be in the field come the Classic in January.

Clarke was a model of consistency in recent times and will once again pit the Mental Transport, Feelgood Gym’s, SWD Legal and All-Star Graphics Triple X against the might of the Classic field.

All race fans are reminded that on-line ticket sales for not only the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic but every meeting of the 2019-20 season at Sungold Stadium commenced on October 21.

The 2020 48th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2019 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Attica Raceway Park and AFCS hand out over $76,000 in point funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 Contact: Brian Liskai - liskai2x@roadrunner.com

ATTICA, Ohio - Attica Raceway Park put the wraps to it's 32nd season of racing Saturday, Nov. 23, handing out awards to the top 10 in points in the track's three weekly divisions. The inaugural season of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) 410 Sprint Division Presented by the Baumann Auto Group was also celebrated during the banquet. In total, over $76,000 in point fund money between the track and series was handed out 33 drivers.

Attica Raceway Park Promoter John Bores also addressed the big crowd, saying plans are full steam ahead for the 2020 racing season that begins in March.

"We put new dirt on the track last winter and it wasn't any good and I take responsibility for that. Pork Chop (Brandon Smith) and the guys got it a lot better as the season went on but it wasn't what we expect at Attica Raceway Park. We have put new clay on the track and hopefully the surface will be a lot better," Bores said. "The schedule will pretty much be the same as last year with our signature event the Brad Doty Classic on Tuesday, July 14. It's been a real pleasure working with Brad and we look forward to great weather this year. I want to thank Duane Hancock for all his hard work putting the AFCS together to help the race teams throughout the season. Of course, we couldn't do this without all our sponsors, race teams and great fans."

During the awards ceremony, nearly every driver in the top 10 in points in the track's weekly divisions said they would return to compete at Attica in 2020. Hancock also indicated marketing partners and the great supporters of the AFCS are already signing up to be a part of the series next season. Brad Doty announced the 32nd Annual Brad Doty Classic will be sanctioned once again by the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series in 2020.

Here's a look the top 10 in points in the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprints for 2019:

CHAMPION – DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2010 305 champion, 2012 FAST 305 champion, 2013 Attica 410 rookie of the year, 2017 FAST 410 champion and 2019 Kistler Racing Products/All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group titlist, Foos competed in all 14 A-mains in 2019. He posted 6 top 5 finishes including his 2nd career 410 Attica win on June 7 to go with a pair of runner-up finishes. DJ recorded 10 top 10 finishes and his average A-main finishing position was 9th.

2-Travis Philo, Waterville, Ohio. A break-out season at Attica for Travis, he competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains, missing only the June 14 All Star speedweek event. He recorded four top five finishes including his fifth career Attica win on Aug. 23. Travis had 7 top 10 finishes and his average A-main finishing position was 12th.

3-Chris Andrews, Sandusky, Ohio. Attica’s 2009 and 2017 410 champion and 2006 305 champion competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains in 2019, missing only the season-ending event. He recorded four top five finishes including wins on June 28 and Aug. 16 to run his career mark to 9. Andrews went into championship night leading the points and was running second when a rear-end failure put him out of the race. He produced eight top 10 finishes and his average A-main finishing position was 10th.

4-Michael Buddy Kofoid, Penngrove, California. Buddy competed in all 14 A-mains in 2019, posting an incredible 9 top five finishes including a pair of season-best runner-up finishes and 6 third place showings. In fact he didn’t finish out of the top three the first four races of the season. Buddy’s average A-main finishing position was 7th.

5-Cap Henry, Republic, Ohio. Cap competed in 12 of the 14 A-mains in 2019, missing only the June 14 All Star speedweek event and the July 12 race. He posted six top five finishes including four third place runs. He finished in the top 10 nine times and had an average A-main finishing position of 8th.

6-Nate Dussel, Gibsonburg, Ohio – Attica’s 2011, 2012 and 2013 305 champion and two-time 305 FAST champion competed in 11 of the 14 A-mains in 2019. He posted 4 top 5 finishes including a season-best fourth on June 7. Nate’s average A-main finishing position was 12th.\

7-Caleb Griffith, Sandusky, Ohio. Griffith, Attica’s 2014 410 champion and 2003 305 champion competed in 13 of the 14 A-mains in 2019, missing only the All Star speedweek event on June 14. He recorded three top five finishes including his third career 410 feature win on July 26. He also posted five top 10 finishes. Caleb’s average A-main finishing position was 12th.

8-Stuart Brubaker, Fremont, Ohio. Stuart, Attica’s 2018 410 champion and 2008 305 champion competed in 11 of the 14 A-mains in 2019, recording 6 top 10 finishes including a season-best 6th on June 7. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

9-Trey Jacobs, Shreve, Ohio. Trey, Attica’s 2016 rookie of the year, competed in 8 of the 14 A-mains in 2019, scoring three top 10 finishes including a season-best 2nd on June 7. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

10-Jess Stiger, Sycamore, Ohio. Stiger, the 2016 FAST rookie of the year, competed in 8 of the 14 A-mains in 2019. He recorded a pair of top 10 finishes including a season-best 7th on June 7. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

Here's a look the top 10 in points in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model Division for 2019:

CHAMPION –Doug Drown, Wooster, Ohio. Attica’s 2015 champion and the 2019 Attica-Wayne County Challenge champion competed in all 11 A-mains in 2019, never finishing outside the top seven. In fact, he finished in the top 4 in 10 of the 11 A-mains! He posted 4 wins in 2019, running his career total to 28 and now sits atop the track’s all-time late model win list. He recorded a pair of second place finishes and a pair of third place runs. Doug’s average A-main finishing position was a remarkable third!

2-Devin Shiels, Britton, Mich. Attica’s 2017 track champion and 2019 Oakshade Raceway champion competed in all 11 A-mains in 2019. Other than a 19th place finish late in the year, Devin never finished outside of the top 8. He scored his sixth career Attica win on June the 14th and added a runner-up finish and a pair of third place performances. His average A-main finishing position was 6th.

3-Ryan Missler, Bellevue, Ohio. Attica’s 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 late model champion competed in 10 of the 11 A-mains in 2019, missing only the May 24 race. Ryan never finished worse than 6th all season and scored his 14th career win – the biggest of his career – against the American Ethanol Series on May 10 and now sits fourth on the track’s all-time win list. He added a pair of runner-up finishes and 3 third place runs. His average A-main finishing position was a remarkable third!

4-Matt Irey, Mansfield, Ohio. Attica’s 2016 late model champion competed in all 11 A-mains in 2019. He posted five top five finishes including his third career Attica win on July 26 and a pair of runner-up finishes. He also recorded 8 top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of 8th.

5-Ryan Markham, Ashland, Ohio. Attica’s 2018 champion and 4 time Attica Wayne County challenge champion competed in all 11 A-mains in 2019. He scored 4 top five finishes including his 15th career Attica win on June 28 and sits third on the track’s all-time late model win list. He recorded 9 top 10 finishes and his average A-main finishing position was 8th.

6-Mike Bores, Bellevue, Ohio. Mike competed in 9 of the 11 A-mains in 2019, missing only the May 10 American Ethanol event and the June 28 race. Mike never finished out of the top nine, including recording six top five finishes. Mike earned his 5th career Attica win on April 12. His average A-main finishing position was 6th.

7-Jeff Warnick, Republic, Ohio. Attica’s 2017 rookie of the year battled in 9 of the 11 events in 2019, missing only opening night and the American Ethanol race on May 10. He recorded 5 top 10 finishes including a season best 5th on May 24. His average A-main finishing position was 9th.

8-Kent Brewer, Fostoria, Ohio. Kent competed in 8 of the 11 A-mains in 2019, recording a season-best 7th place finish on July 26. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

9-Nate Potts, Republic, Ohio. Nate competed in 7 of the 11 A-mains in 2019, recording a season-best 10th place finish on July 26. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

10-Bob Mayer, Holland, Ohio. Bob competed in 6 of the 11 A-mains in 2019, posting a season best finish of 11th on championship night, Aug. 30th. His average A-main finishing position was 17th

Here's a look the top 10 in points in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint Division for 2019:

CHAMPION-Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio – Miller, Attica’s 2005 305 track champion competed in all 13 A-mains in 2019, posting 9 top five finishes including five straight wins from July 5 through Aug. 23. Miller, the 2019 KS Sales and Service Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales champion, moved into third on the track’s all-time win list for the 305 sprint division, now possessing 24 career feature victories. Other than an 18th place finish on May 10, Miller never finished out of the top 10. His average A-main finishing position was a remarkable 5th.

2-Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2009, 2016, 2017, and 2018 305 champion competed in all 13 A-mains in 2019, posting 8 top 5 finishes including his 49th career win on May 24 as he leads the division in all-time victories. Paul recorded 11 top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of 6th.

3-John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio – Attica’s 2000 410 track champion and 1993 305 track champion competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2019, missing only the final night of competition. He recorded four top five finishes including wins on April 13 and May 17 to take his career total in the 305 division to 17, putting him 7th on the all-time win list. He also owns eight career 410 victories at Attica. John recorded 10 top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of 7th.

4-Tyler Street, Fredericktown, Ohio – Tyler competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2019, missing only the season ending event. He posted five top five finishes including a season-best second on May 10. Tyler recorded 9 top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 8th.

5-Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Ohio – Kyle competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2019, missing only the season finale. He recorded five top five finishes including his fourth career Attica win on May 10. Kyle had 9 top 10 finishes and his average A-main finishing position was 8th.

6-Brandon Moore, Clyde, Ohio – Brandon battled in all 13 A-mains in 2019, scoring three fop five finishes including a season best second on June 7. He also posted 9 top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 9th.

7-Kyle Peters, Shelby, Ohio – Kyle competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2019, missing only the July 26th event. He recorded his first career Attica win on opening night, April 6th to go with three top five finishes and 10 top 10 runs. Kyle’s average A-main finishing position was 8th.

8-Jason Keckler, Fremont, Ohio – Jason competed in all 13 A-mains in 2019, recording a pair of top five finishes including a season-best fourth on June 7. He also recorded 7 top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

9-Bobby Clark, Fremont, Ohio – Bobby wrapped up his 40 year racing career competing in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2019, missing only championship night. Bobby’s career at Attica saw him record 23 A-main wins in the 305 sprint division, putting him fourth on the all-time win list. He also recorded a pair of 360 sprint wins at the track. Bobby recorded four top five finishes in 2019 including a season best pair of runner-up finishes on July 12 and Aug. 31. His average A-main finishing position was 7th.

10-Luke Griffith, Sandusky, Ohio – Luke competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains in 2019, scoring two top five finishes including a season-best third on May 24th to go with five top 10 finishes. Attica’s 2014 305 rookie of the year had an average A-main finishing position of 10th.

Rookie of the year – Zeth Sabo, Fremont, Ohio – Zeth competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains in 2019, recording a pair of top 10 finishes including a season-best fourth on July 26th. He finished 12t in the track’s points.

Here's a look the top 10 in points in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products AFCS 410 Sprints Presented by the Bauman Auto Group:

CHAMPION- DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. Foos posted four series wins, eight top five finishes and 15 top 10 runs.

2-Michael "Buddy" Kofoid, Penngrove, California. Kofoid posted two series wins, nine top five finishes and 13 top 10 runs.

3-Cap Henry, Republic, Ohio. Henry posted a pair of series wins, nine top five finishes and 13 top 10 finishes.

4-Nate Dussel, Gibsonburg, Ohio. Dussel scored eight top five runs and 12 top 10 finishes in AFCS races.

5-Brian Lay, Genoa, Ohio. Lay had four top five and six top 10 finishes in AFCS races.

6-Caleb Griffith. Griffith posted one AFCS win and had a pair of top five finishes and seven top 10 runs in series events.

7-Stuart Brubaker, Fremont, Ohio. Brubaker had an AFCS win eight top 10 finishes in AFCS competition.

8-Brian Smith, Fremont, Ohio. Smith had one top five and five top 10 finishes in series events.

9-Chris Andrews, Sandusky, Ohio. Andrews had a pair of AFCS wins, five top five runs and eight top 10 finishes in series events.

10-Byron Reed, Monclova, Ohio. Reed posted three AFCS wins and had five top five finishes and nine top 10 runs.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

 

 

SEASON CONCLUDING PERFORMANCE NETS CHAMPIONSHIP FOR BRODY ROA

(Cypress, CA, November 22, 2019) The “Pride of Garden Grove,” Brody Roa, saved one of his best performances of the year for his last race of 2019 at the “52nd Annual Western World Championships” at the Arizona Speedway last Saturday night. The impressive performance netted him the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series Championship. The title was his second in USAC competition in the past four seasons. The other being the 2016 USAC West Coast championship.

76706850_3231468730260589_428500735273992192_n (1).jpg Brody Roa and crew celebrate the USAC Southwest Series championship at Arizona Speedway.

After the previous week’s “Oval Nationals” at Perris Auto Speedway, Roa and his team switched back to the family-owned #91R car and it paid dividends in the Copper State. However, the weekend proved to be challenging after a main event tangle on Friday night.

After qualifying 22nd and finishing fourth in his heat race on Friday, disaster struck in the main event. A car in front of Roa blew a tire triggering a multi-car crash. That tangle snared the Garden Grove, California veteran and he got clobbered from behind in the fracas. The crash tore the rear end and suspension out of the car ending the 28-year old driver’s night with a 20th place finish. The crew, with some help from some other teams, thrashed until the wee hours of the morning to get the car ready for Saturday’s finale.

A little sleep-deprived, the team arrived back at the track with a 20-point advantage going into the final race of the season and the title on the line. Roa qualified 23rd. He then could only manage a sixth-place finish in his heat. That forced him to contest the B main where he finished third and punched his ticket into the last main event of the campaign.

Roa still had the upper hand on the title coming into the A main event. However, he wanted to win the championship the right way and that way was not to rest on his laurels. He wanted to race for it! Starting near the back of the pack in the 22nd spot, he immediately let everyone know he was on a mission. By the end of the second circuit, Roa had powered the #91R up to 14th. Three laps later he was up to 11th and when the checkered flag ended the season, he was 10th and the championship was his with 18-points to spare. In addition. He was the race “Hard Charger” for passing the most cars in the main event. His rewards for that included two giant jars of money in memory of longtime Arizona sprint car fan Ellen Ellis and a handle of Crown Royal.

Roa’s triumph was the first-ever for a California driver in the USAC Southwest Series and it came in the first year the series featured 410 cubic inch engines.

“I did this one (championship) in three cars and it was trying,” the happy champ told the crowd after the race. “To jump back in our family car and get it done this weekend is pretty special. These guys (family and crew), no matter what car I drove, they travelled with me. So, it was special to get it done in this car for them. It is special to win this championship and get a few wins in each series is cool, too.”

The other series Roa was referring to was the USAC/CRA Series. After leading the standings in that division for the early part of the season, he ended up third.

The day following his impressive championship-clinching performance, Roa was a guest on Dave Stall’s “Racer Radio Show.” To listen to the show, click on the following link http://perrisautospeedway.com/radioshow.html and then click on the “11/17/19 Brody Roa” listing.

Roa will get some time to enjoy the holidays with family and friends before returning to action in the annual “Chili Bowl Midget Nationals” in Tulsa, Oklahoma in January.

Great looking Brody Roa t-shirts are available via mail. Please note, the team is sold out of Large shirts at this time, but all other sizes are available. They will make great Christmas gifts. If you would like to order, please use the following link https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product.

The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the 2019 season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, The Golden-Vibe Boutique, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Wilwood Brakes, Coffman Racing Graphics and Bill’s Smokey Mountain Jerky. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2020, please call 714-932-7994.

Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2020 season, contact Roa at the phone number and E-mail in this release. He will be available to race any night that is not in conflict with his regular racing calendar.

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/

2019 Schedule

1/15/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 13th A

1/19/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 12th C

2/27/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 1st A

2/28/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 4TH A

3/2/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 3rd A

3/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 2nd A

3/9/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) UASC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A

3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA (with WoO) 1st A

4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 3rd A

4/20/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 6th A

4/27/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 1st A

5/4/19 Ventura Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 14th A

5/18/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 6th A

6/1/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

6/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 1st A

7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest 18th A

7/17/19 Eldora Speedway (OH) USAC National 17th A

7/18/19 I-69 Speedway (IN) USAC National 7th B

7/19/19 Plymouth Speedway (IN) USAC National DNS

7/20/19 Kokomo Speedway (IN) USAC National 14th A

7/21/19 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) USAC National 21st A

7/24/19 Terre Haute Action Track (IN) USAC National 17th A

7/25/19 Lincoln Park Speedway (IN) USAC National DNS

7/26/19 Bloomington Speedway (IN) USAC National 19th A

7/27/19 Tri-State Speedway (IN) USAC National 7th A

8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A

8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 12th A

9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

9/6/29 Merced Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

9/7/19 Santa Maria Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 16th A

9/14/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 1st A

9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

9/28/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 9th A

10/5/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC West Coast 9th A

10/26/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 4th A

11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

13th A

11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

12th A

11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

26th A

11/15/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

20th A

11/16/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

10th A

 

 

Hoffman Auto Racing Seeks New Primary Sponsor for 2020 - Mean Green Will Not Be Returning

Loveland, OH— November 22, 2019 — Hoffman Auto Racing (HAR) announced today that Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser will not return as the primary sponsor of the iconic #69 sprint car for the 2020 racing season.

“We want to thank CR Brands and now Rust-Oleum for their nine-year partnership with HAR and their support of Non-wing Sprint Car Racing. They have been a great partner and a pleasure to work with over the years. It was wonderful to represent a great product and we are proud to have won 2 of our 11 National Championships carrying the Mean Green colors. We wish all of you the best in your future endeavors. HAR is pursuing a primary sponsor for the 2020 USAC series and looking forward to maintaining our relationship with our winningest driver, Brady Bacon”, said Rob Hoffman President of HAR.

Anyone wishing to discuss sponsorship opportunities available with HAR for the 2020 USAC season is encouraged to contact VP Marketing Tim Waechter or Rob Hoffman.

With 114 USAC National Sprint Car wins and 11 National Championships, HAR has won more National Races and Championships than any other team in USAC sprint car history. HAR also has 7 Silver Crown wins and one USAC midget win for a total of 122 USAC National wins.

 

 

Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. – Engine Pro and Must See Racing officials announced Friday a continuation of their more than decade-long marketing program and support of grassroots racing.

The new deal includes an extension of both Engine Pro’s presenting sponsorship of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series and the entitlement sponsorship of the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash mini-series.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro schedule for the 2020 season was recently revealed, featuring 14 races across the Eastern half of the United States, and the tour will look to carry its positive momentum from 2019 into the new decade with the support of Engine Pro.

“We are extremely honored and grateful to go into yet another season with the support of our valued partners at Engine Pro,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “Engine Pro, along with their product partners Fel Pro, Hastings, Mahle, Clevite, Scat, Ferrea and Melling, among others, are recognized leaders in the in the high-performance engine business and have been major supporters of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series for much of its tenure. We proudly showcase Engine Pro, their product supply companies and their international distribution partners at our race events and in the homes of viewers around the country on our national television programming package. Here’s to continuing that in 2020.”

“Must See Racing is an important part of our brand at Engine Pro. It puts our name and products in front of racers, their engine builders and automotive enthusiasts,” noted Engine Pro President Greg Dunlap. “Not only that, but it’s some of the most exciting auto racing that you’ll see anywhere in the country. Engine Pro is proud to be a part of another season of this thrilling series that just keeps getting better!”

The 2020 MSR event schedule continues to expand, enhance and grow the Must See Racing entertainment tradition for loyal race fans at many of the most significant, historic and famous short tracks in the country.

Jimmy McCune reigned as champion of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro in 2019, picking up his fifth-straight series title. Rick Holley was the series’ rookie of the year.

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

 

 

INDOOR SERIES RACERS CHALLENGE: “PURSE INCREASE, DOUBLE PAY FOR WINNER IF THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT.”

TRENTON, NJ November 21, 2019 . . . Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels promoter Len Sammons has issued a Racers Challenge to the drivers and car owners who will compete in the four 2020 events: “Help us sell out the house and we’ll pay the feature winners in all classes double the purse!” Sammons, who along with sons Danny and Davey organize the events, expanded the challenge to increasing all other feature finishing positions 20% if the “Sold Out” sign is posted at the box office prior to the start of the feature events. “It can be done,” said Len Sammons. “We’ve done it once in our history and have come close several other times.

There is nothing better than the atmosphere inside a packed arena! The fans and racers feed off each other creating a buzz unlike anything else in racing. “We are 100% focused on growing the Indoor Series and making each event a spectator driven, can’t miss event,” said Sammons. “My staff has always encouraged the racers to interact with the fans and put on a show both in the car and outside of it. Racing comes first, but fan interaction and increasing fan involvement is also a high priority.

This incentive is the next step in that process. “The Concrete Series opens at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. on January 3rd and 4th. These events, sponsored by Ironton Telephone, include features for the TQ Midgets each night. Instead of $2,000 to win each, these events would pay $4,000 if every ticket is sold, something accomplished when the first event was held in the building four years ago.

Racing then moves to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday and Saturday January 31st and February 1st for the NAPA Know How Classic. Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y. won $5,000 when he took the 2019 Gambler’s Classic. If he did it again and the place was sold out, he would earn $10,000. In the event’s 17 year history, tickets were nearly sold out on three occasions.

Next up is the third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals which will return to CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. with a new date. This event, held the last two years in December, has been moved to Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd to avoid a conflict with Christmas. Rated a ‘must see’ event by those who attended the first two years, it’s great racing and new date could make it a sell out with the extra push of the race teams. If so, the 600 Sprint winner would receive $10,000 rather than $5,000 received by Whitey Kidd, III and Erick Rudolph the last two years.

The “Concrete Series” season finale follows on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the brand new Expo Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y. With features for the TQ Midgets each night, these features which traditionally pay $2,000 would jump to $4,000 with a sellout. At the first ever event held in Syracuse last year, Saturday’s attendance was 75% of the occupancy limit so again it’s very possible. The sell-out bonus plan will also be paid to the Slingshot and Champ Kart divisions that run as part of the Concrete Series.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series staff can provide its racers promotional materials to help promote the events in an attempt to sell tickets. This will include social media aids for Facebook and Twitter campaigns, event posters and handbills along with invitations to set up driver media interviews. “The idea is to work together so that we can build up the series interest to an all-time high. Every driver, car owner and crewman has friends who go to the races and other friends who used to go,” said Sammons.

“We need to encourage the fans to join the racers and take part in the campaign as well and the event promoters will continue its all-out promotional campaign as it has done in the past using television, radio, print, billboards and social media to help sell out the house at each venue.” Tickets, which make great Christmas gifts, can be obtained now through the information available on the series website: www.indoorautoracing. Racers who wish to participate in the “Sell Out The House” program are urged to send an e-mail to indoorracing@aarn.com along with name, address and phone number. Additional ticket promotion ideas are welcome.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Unveils Impressive 2020 Schedule Highlighted by $100,000-to-Win Jackson Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Nov. 20, 2019) - Jackson Motorplex officials have been grooming the Jackson Nationals to become one of winged sprint car racing's marquee events each of the last several seasons.

The 2020 edition will elevate it to one of short track racing's premier events as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series three-day show June 25-27 will offer a whopping $100,000 to win and $3,000 to start the finale.

The Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will be the support class the first night and the Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Series is the support class the final two nights. The event format will be released at a later date.

Jackson Motorplex will host several other huge events next season in addition to the 42nd annual Jackson Nationals.

The 4/10-mile dirt oval welcomes the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series on May 29-30. The opening night pays $5,000 to win and the finale is $7,500 to win.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presented by C&B Operations invades the track on July 10-11 with the opener offering $12,000 to the winner and the finale providing a $15,000 top prize.

The Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions visits Jackson Motorplex on July 31 for a $10,000-to-win event with a Monster Truck Throwdown set for Aug. 1.

The Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series are scheduled for six nights of action - May 22, June 5, June 19, July 17, July 24 and Aug. 21 - prior to the season finale 360 Nationals running Sept. 4-6.

The Bank Midwest Summer Series will run four times on Tuesday nights - June 9, June 30, July 21 and Aug. 25 - featuring IMCA A Mods, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts.

The season starts on May 15 when the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series is the headlining division for the Great Lakes Shootout.

Advanced tickets for the Jackson Nationals as well as the nights featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and Monster Truck Showdown will go on sale Jan. 1.

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Champion Oil Announces 2020 Racing Contingency Program

(Indianapolis, IN / 11.21.19) Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 63 years, announced this week the 2020 Racing Contingency Program that is an all-encompassing marketing program designed to link Champion Racing Motor Oils directly with regional and national racers in most sanctioned racing events in North America.

From dirt tracks to asphalt, from hill climbs to super speedways, from drifting to drag racing; the program includes series like the All-Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), World of Outlaws (WoO), United States Auto Club (USAC) and the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA).

In addition, but not limited to; NADM, Central PA, UMP, USCS, IRA, MLRA, NHRA, MARA, MARS, NMCA, NMRA, and IHRA. Champion Racing and Performance products are the choice of champions in racing events nationwide.

While using Champion Racing Oil is an important element, Champion relies on racers to build a positive social media presence and represent themselves with good sportsmanship and citizenship in their communities.

In return for their efforts and commitment, Champion provides contingency cash pay-outs for First Place Wins, and will help to boost awareness with racer results through media channels and by creating testimonials with Champion products.

Racers can apply for the Champion Racing Oil Contingency Program now through June 30th, 2020. https://www.championbrands.com/racer-contingency/

Visit Champion booth #1455 at the Performance and Racing Show in Indianapolis, IN – December 10th - 12th, 2019.

About Champion Brands, LLC, a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 63 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about 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

 

 

Western World Success for KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: During the final weekend of racing action for the USAC National Sprint Car Series at the Western World’s, as well as the USAC National Midget Series’ first visit at the event, drivers using KSE Racing Products performed very well.

In USAC National Sprint Car Series action it was all about Tyler Courtney and the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing team. The driver simply known as Sunshine, got out the broom and swept the weekend winning both feature events with KSE Racing Products.

While Courtney won the battle over the weekend ,it was CJ Leary capping a strong 2019 season and picking up the USAC National Sprint Car Series points championship.

In USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series action, it was Kevin Thomas, Jr besting the likes of Zeb Wise and Tanner Carrick to win with his KSE Racing Products on Friday night, while Brady Bacon was stellar on Saturday night en route to the victory.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

Kaeding, Shaffer and Sides Lead Sides Motorsports Through Another Year on the Road

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Nov. 19, 2019) - A top-five outing during the famed Knoxville Nationals highlighted the season for Sides Motorsports.

Tim Kaeding spent a little more than two dozen races behind the wheel for the team, earning seven top fives during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition. The best moment came in August when Kaeding guided the team to a career-best fourth-place finish during the sport's biggest event.

"TK is an underrated driver that needs a full-time ride," team owner Jason Sides said. "Any time he'd get in our car he was capable of winning. Every time he hit the track it seemed like it was potential for a top five.

"At the Capitani Classic the weekend before the Knoxville Nationals he had to run the B Main and came out of that (from 12th to win) and then he started 20th and ran sixth in the feature. With the same caliber of cars as the Nationals it's pretty good to get through the field like that. Then in the Nationals to start 10th and finish fourth was great. I think there was maybe a top three at one point."

Veteran Tim Shaffer also competed in nearly a half dozen races with the team.

"Shaffer jumped in it and had a really good run at Lernerville," Sides said. "Williams Grove is all about the luck of the draw. To make the show one night and have a good night going was a decent showing given how challenging it is there."

Sides ran the entire World of Outlaws schedule, finishing 13th in the championship standings highlighted by five top 10s.

"We weren't on our game this year at all," he said. "Sometimes you get over it for a year. Now I'm motivated to do it again. I'm rejuvenated and looking forward to next year.

"I want to thank everyone for their support of our team. Also, we wish Kimball Wetherington well in his recuperation. We have some great people who are a part of this team and we're looking forward to a better season next year."

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

108 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 19 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 68 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - TORA TORA

TORA TORA is a blues-based hard rock band formed in Memphis, Tenn., in the late 1980s. Band members include Keith Douglas, Patrick Francis, John Patterson and Anthony Corder. TORA has two major releases Surprise Attack/Wild America through A&M Records that promoted five singles and videos (Walkin' Shoes, Guilty, Phantom Rider, Amnesia and Faith Healer). The band recently released a new album titled 'Bastards of Beale.' For more information, visit http://www.TORATORAMusic.com.

"It's an exciting relationship," Sides said. "They are from Memphis and we're from Memphis. A lot of good bands and a lot of good racers come from Memphis. I used to race dirt bikes with guys that were on their setup crew years ago. I've been to several concerts and listened to their music for 20-plus years. We're excited to have them as part of the team."

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

 

 

Mallett Fills Up Notebook During Rookie Season on ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - GREENBRIER, Ark. (Nov. 19, 2019) - Jordon Mallett is fresh off a roller coaster of a season as he successfully completed his rookie year on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

The Greenbrier, Ark., native picked up five top-five finishes to go along with 10 top-10 results as he ended ninth in the championship standings.

Mallett's best showing on the tour came in June at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., where he charged forward six positions during the feature to finish third.

"It was definitely a learning experience as much as anything," he said. "We got things rolling there around the middle of the season and our goal was to get to all of the races and finish in the top 10 in points. We achieved that goal and I'm really proud of this team."

Mallett did earn a win in July at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., during ASCS Frontier Region action. The victory was his first career ASCS sanctioned triumph and was extremely exciting as he bested fellow national competitor Harli White by mere inches at the checkered flag.

"We really looked at ourselves as an all-out rookie and we entered every race with that attitude," Mallett said. "We really hadn't won anything, let alone an ASCS race. So to get that out of the way was a cool deal and really rewarding for everyone involved in our team."

Other highlights included a top five to open the season during USCS Series competition at Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla., in January and a first-ever attempt to qualify for the 360 Knoxville Nationals hosted by Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in August.

While his attempt to make the feature stalled out in the D Main of Saturday night's finale, Mallett picked up valuable experience against a stout field of cars that will pay dividends in the future.

"I don't think people really get how hard this deal is and getting up and down the road and being prepared every night," he said. "When you show up and there are 70-plus cars signed in you know the best of the best is there.

"The finishes may not have been what we wanted always, but we get to say we are running against the best this division has to offer. From starting the season not making shows to getting going at the end of the season and feeling confident about punching our ticket to the A Main every night, we learned a ton and that's going to make me much better next year."

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 31 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT ­­­- Awakening Events

Awakening Events is a nationwide, full service, live event company that is based in Greenbrier, Ark.

Several of the upcoming events include: Chris Tomlin Christmas at various locations in Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and New York from Dec. 2-20 and K-Love Christmas Tour at various locations in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Indiana from Dec. 5- 20.

For more information and a list of upcoming events, visit http://www.AwakeningEvents.com .

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

 

 

Starks Notes Knoxville Nationals Prelim Win and All Star Triumph as Best Moments of Season

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Nov. 19, 2019) - Trey Starks scored a pair of huge wins during the 2019 season, which was a year he ran into a different opponent quite often.

"Rain," he quipped. "That kind of was the theme to the start of the season. It felt like we never got going because of so many rainouts. Being at a new track it's hard to get into a rhythm when everything was getting cancelled. We really started getting going toward the end of the season at Knoxville though."

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver had spent the previous couple of seasons focused on Central Pennsylvania competition before the team tackled the full season at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the first time. Although a handful of races rained out in the Midwest to open the campaign, Starks found a groove in the summer.

The biggest moment came in August when Starks took the lead on Lap 5 of a Knoxville Nationals preliminary night. He powered to the triumph, which was his first at the track and first during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series sanctioned event.

"Leading up to that night wasn't necessarily drawn up perfectly," he said. "We weren't very consistent and because of the rainouts it took us awhile to get going. We kept doing what we were supposed to do and kept working hard as if we were in position so that when we were in position we could capitalize on it. Leading into the Nationals it was the worst couple of weeks of the year. I think we kept our head down and when the time came we were there to capitalize on the position we were put in. It was the biggest stage I've ever won on."

That performance locked Starks into his second career Knoxville Nationals A Main.

The team backed up the strong run during the biggest event of the season a month later when Starks posted his second career Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions win during the Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

"I was really happy to back it up with a win in Pennsylvania," he said. "Going into Port Royal I wasn't sure how it was going to go. We've been really good at that track in the past. We had pretty much changed our program around after going to Knoxville. It was really cool to see we changed all these things for the better. I was able to pick up where I left off. The car was fast out of the gate and we did what we had to do to win the race."

In addition to the two triumphs, Starks finished the season ranked eighth in the championship standings at Knoxville Raceway. He also garnered the Rookie of the Year Award.

"This was a bit of a different year for us, but we had some great moments after a slow start thanks to the rain," he said. "I want to thank Scott Gobrecht and Jeff McCall for the opportunity to drive for them as well as everyone who helps crew and support the team."

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 17 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 30 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - E-Z-GO

E-Z-GO has become a world leader in transportation and a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility vehicles and personal transportation vehicles. For more information, visit http://www.ezgo.txtsv.com.

"E-Z-GO has supported Scott Gobrecht and his business for a long time," Starks said. "We all appreciate their support of our team."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, FK Rod Ends, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Moose Blocks, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Security Race Products, Benner's Butcher Shoppe and Darwin L. Martin Trucking for their continued support.

 

 

Thompson Captures First Career Track Title Along With Seven Triumphs

Inside Line Promotions - HARRISBURG, Ore. (Nov. 19, 2019) - Tyler Thompson enjoyed a career-best season in 2019.

Thompson tied a career high with seven feature victories, including his first career 360ci winged sprint car triumph. He also garnered his first career track championship at his home track of Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

"It was definitely very cool," he said. "Cottage Grove is a special track to me so to get my first track championship there meant a lot. Also this was our first year of focusing more on 360s. We really weren't looking at points so I tried to avoid the pressure, but we felt it a little bit because we were leading and didn't want to lose that.

"It was really cool to get our first 360 win because limiteds are great, but it was more special because 360s are more widely known across the country. Plus starting out next year we've already won one. It's builds a lot more confidence going into next season."

Thompson also posted a third-place showing in the ISCS Series championship standings thanks to a pair of victories.

In total Thompson registered a half dozen limited sprint wins and the one 360 sprint car victory. Five of the wins came at Cottage Grove Speedway with Thompson also earning his first career triumph at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., along with a victory at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

"Every win is special, but that was a big win at Skagit," he said. "Also to build a car and win with it that week was special. We wrecked Monday of Speedweek at Coos Bay Speedway (in Coos Bay, Ore.). We had to rebuild it Tuesday morning and figure it out by the end of the week. We won that Friday in Elma.

"It was a tough season with a lot of bad luck, wrecks and other stuff that happened. To be competitive and win the races we did along with the Cottage Grove championship and get third place with the ISCS Series was great. We're thankful for everyone who supports our team and we can't wait to get 2020 underway."

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 7 wins, 18 top fives, 27 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 31 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&K Auto Repair

J&K Auto Repair, which was established in Springfield, Ore., in 1986, specializes in automotive repair and maintenance. For more information, visit http://www.JandKAutoRepair.com .

"J&K Auto Repair has really helped us grow and has become more like family to us," Thompson said. "We're extremely grateful for their support and we look forward to continued success together."

Thompson would also like to thank Sam Crum and Son Trucking, Ed Glazier at Auto-Chlor Systems, BC Motorsports, Action Rent-All, IBEW 280, Northwest Solvents and Supply, Double R Powder Coating, James Gang Pizza, Bunce Equipment and Rocket Designs for their continued support.


 

Off-Season Off and Running for Paul Nienhiser

PETERSEN MEDIA: With his off-season now a week into high gear, Paul Nienhiser is able to look back and reflect on what as a successful 2019 campaign despite the rough ending he endured at the World Finals with the World of Outlaws.

“Overall it was a great year for our team,’ Nienhiser said. “We won a lot of races, won the MOWA title, but unfortunately we have to go into the winter with a sour taste in our mouth after a tough go at the World Finals a couple weekends back.”

Qualifying 15th for Friday night’s program and 20th for Saturday’s show, the Chapin, IL driver would have his work cut out for him each night against the star studded field assembled to close out the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ 2019 campaign.

Finishing sixth in his heat race on Friday night, Nienhiser moved into the Last Chance Showdown where he gridded the field from 14th. Able to pick up a couple of positions, Nienhiser would finish 11th but it would not be enough to transfer into the feature.

Saturday night, Nienhiser lined up seventh in heat race competition before picking up a sixth place finish. Based on his time trial effort, he would find himself starting sixth in the ‘C’ Main. Able to make a couple of nice moves, Nienhiser would move into the third position and look to keep his night alive until a broken rear end forced him to slow to the infield and bring his 2019 season to an end.

“It was a really fun event, I just wish we could have ran better and had some better results,” Nienhiser said. “Still, a great year and I want to thank everyone that made it all possible.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-48, Wins-12, Top 5’s-21, Top 10’s-28

ON TAP: Nienhiser’s 2019 season has come to an end.

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

 

Kody Swanson

Lebanon Ohio( Nov 15, 2019) California native Kody Swanson , as anticipated , learned quickly and impressed racing dignitaries in practice for the “The Classic “24 hrs of Daytona. Kody Swanson is a 3 time winner of the prestigious Little 500 and 5 time USAC Silver Crown National Champion. The talented race driver and scholar has more wins than anyone in the history of USAC Silver Crown Racing with 29 wins and counting. He has dominated SC racing the past 5 years. The series ,that touts past champion names such as Foyt, Andretti and Tony Stewart ,is a training ground for future champions.

Kody will join veteran road racer Brad Jaeger in driving the iconic Ford GT entered by Doran Racing of Lebanon Ohio. Kevin Doran is well known and highly respected in the road racing community. He has engineered cars that have won at the Rolex 24 hrs of Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring and the Petite LeMans. The race starts Nov 16 and concludes on Nov 17. Kody met numerous racing legends, but one in particular got everyone’s attention. Five time Le Mans and three time 24 hours of Daytona Derek Bell noticed Kody’s impressive first stints in the Ford GT and came to visit(picture). He knew of Kody’s USAC career and accomplishments. It was a great honor for Kody and the entire Doran Team.

Hopefully ,Kody will get his first night practice driving in the GT tonight, before the race starts tomorrow. A full report on Kody’s greatadventure will follow after the race.
Contact
Tim Waechter
twbigt69@gmail.com

 

Brett Michalski 15th during BAPS’ Sprint Showdown; Looks ahead to 2020

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (November 18, 2019) – The 2019 season was one to remember for Brett Michalski. Not only did the Penndel, Pennsylvania-native earn an array of top-five and top-ten outcomes during competition at Lincoln Speedway and Trail-Way Speedway, but Michalski also ‘parked it’ for the first time in his career, that occurring at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Saturday, June 8.

Michalski closed down his 2019 campaign, officially, on Saturday, November 16, during Sprint Showdown action at BAPS Motor Speedway; he finished 15th, the same position in which he started.

“It was a fun year. It’s crazy to think that it’s all over,” Brett Michalski explained, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/No. 73B sprint car. “I can’t thank everyone enough for their hard work this season. We were able to accomplish some big things including getting that first win. I’m confident that was just the first of many.”

Brett Michalski will unveil plans for the 2020 season within the next few weeks. Fans should stay alert online, as well as on all of Michalski’s social media channels.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to keep track of Brett Michalski Motorsports on all of the available social media outlets including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BJMMotorsports/

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Earned 2018 Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors. Earned Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway heat race victories. Finished 11th in the final Lincoln Speedway standings.

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker. Rallied from 17th to finish 13th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Earned first-ever 410 sprint car win during action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 13. Finished tenth at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 18. Rallied from 21st to 12th during Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS Motor Speedway.

2019 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway – 6/8/2019)


Danny Dietrich caps 2019 season with $10,000 victory at BAPS Motor Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (November 18, 2019) – In terms of statistics, including overall win count, it is safe to assume that Danny Dietrich experienced nothing but success in 2019, but a closer look would reveal a different tale, a tale of tough luck and frustration during the final stretch of his season.

Despite a multi-week run of not-so appealing outcomes, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing maintained composure and eventually snapped the rough spell on Saturday evening, November 16, at BAPS Motor Speedway, ultimately scoring the Sprint Showdown victory worth $10,000; the country’s final winged 410 sprint car event. The win was Dietrich’s first since August 30, simultaneously increasing his 2019 win count to 15.

Dietrich’s trip to victory lane commenced from the front row, utilizing the outside-pole position to eventually work around national invader and full-time Outlaw, Daryn Pittman. The winning move occurred on lap 19 with Dietrich mastering the high line to drive around the Roth Motorsports entry at the exit of turn two.

“That was a lot of fun. We needed that one,” 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 Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “The last few months have been pretty rough, but my team never gave up. It really makes you question everything when you have rough spells like that, but luckily I have a great team and a great car owner who didn’t allow me to give up. I’m already looking ahead to Florida.”

The BAPS Motor Speedway victory was Dietrich’s second of the year at the facility, his first since April 7.

Danny Dietrich will post updates regarding his 2020 season in the coming weeks. Fans should stay alert online, as well as on all of Dietrich’s social media channels.

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Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

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STATS:
2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)
2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 48
Top-10s: 62
Wins: 15

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

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively. Charged from eighth to win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20; fourth victory of the season and fourth different track. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Earned podium finishes at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 11; second during Outlaw tune-up and third during make-up event from Saturday, May 4. Scored back-to-back podium finishes during World of Outlaws competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18. Won World of Outlaws main event at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway on May 21. Finished second during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Won Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on May 25. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Won seventh main event of 2019 with last corner pass at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 31. During four-day stretch, scored five top-ten finishes including All Star victory at Weedsports Speedway on Sunday, June 9; finished seventh at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, June 6, second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 7, sixth and second, respectively, during Twin 20s action at Port Royal on June 8. Won at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Won at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 21. Finished second during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, June 22. Ended PA Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes, third in final Speedweek standings. Earned three consecutive podium finishes on July 12-14; third at Williams Grove Speedway, All Star Circuit of Champions win at Orange County Fair Speedway, and third place finish at Lebanon Valley Speedway, also with All Star Circuit of Champions. Scored 12th win of the season during Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on July 19. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway during World of Outlaws Summer Nationals; fifth and seventh, respectively. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Dream Race. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered]. Finished ninth during Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday, August 5. Earned three consecutive top-five finishes during action on August 16-19; fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, won at Lincoln Speedway and second at Trail-Way Speedway. Finished third at Grandview Speedway on August 22. Finished sixth during second Jack Gunn Memorial feature at Williams Grove Speedway on August 23. Earned Keith Kauffman Tribute victory at Williams Grove Speedway on August 30. Finished second during fair opener at Port Royal Speedway on August 31. Finished fifth with All Stars at Bedford Speedway on September 5. Finished fourth during $52,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on September 7. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 13, and eighth at Selinsgrove Speedway during Jim Nace Memorial/National Open on Saturday, September 14. Earned back-to-back runner-up finishes during All Star action at Lincoln Speedway and Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 & 22. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on September 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on September 28. Finished sixth during Williams Grove Speedway National Open preliminary on October 4. Won Sprint Showdown at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 16; $10,000 payday.

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Sammy Swindell Continues Winning Ways for 49th Straight Season

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2019) - Many 64-year-olds are either enjoying retirement or gearing up to retire, but not Sammy Swindell.

The Hall of Fame sprint car driver overcame a challenging season to earn one feature victory, extending his streak of scoring at least one triumph per season during each of the last 49 years.

"I don't think there's too many people that can say they've done that or come close to that," he said. "It's something that was hanging out there and I didn't want to let it slip. It was great to get that win. It took a little while, but when you're bouncing around in different cars that's not the easiest."

Swindell had one of the lightest and most diverse schedules his career has ever seen. While he only made 25 starts, Swindell competed in midgets, 360ci winged sprint cars, 410ci winged sprint cars and pavement winged midgets. He drove for eight different teams.

"There were a lot of times we had some good runs or good starts to the night, but sometimes things didn't go right for us," he said. "A lot of that is working with different people and different cars. I think this year I've been in more different cars than I can remember in one year.

"It was a little disappointing that we weren't able to do the things the way it was planned in the offseason or the beginning of this year, but most all of that was out of my control. I think (the success with so many teams) says a lot for my experience and my commitment to trying to do the best I can every time I go out there. Even at my age I feel I can be competitive. If we could have got more than 10 races in the same car I think we could have had more wins. I've been really blessed to have been able to learn so much and still have my health and the things that goes with it to drive these cars."

A couple of special moments came in the seat of a team owned by his son, Kevin, and daughter-in-law, Jordan. The Swindell crew led the first 10 laps and posted a seventh-place result during the famed Kings Royal. A month later the team scored an eighth-place outing during the Hard Knox Night of the Knoxville Nationals.

"We went to the Kings Royal and I think we improved every night," Sammy Swindell said. "We just needed those 10 races before we got there and we really could have been competitive. It was kind of the same at Knoxville. We had some issues in our warm-ups that got us behind. We got some oil in the mag and didn't qualify well on our preliminary night. At some of these bigger races a majority of your weekend is how you qualify. I think we had a good run going on Friday and would have been in the Saturday main, but unfortunately we had a shock bolt break on the right rear. It was nice to run for Kevin and have some success."

Swindell is scheduled to compete in one final event in 2019 - the Arizona Sport Shirts Gateway Dirt Nationals Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts Dec. 19-21 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo. He will pilot his midget during the event.

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 11 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Dec. 19-21 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the Arizona Sport Shirts Gateway Dirt Nationals Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

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"Inside Line Promotions has kept my sponsors and fans updated by producing weekly professional press releases," Swindell said. "ILP has exceeded my expectations of how PR should be handled. I'm proud to be a part of Team ILP."

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Preparing for Pair of Non-Wing and Winged Sprint Car Shows to Close Season

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi has four races on tap next week when the 2019 season wraps up.

Scelzi will pilot his family owned non-wing sprint car Nov. 27-28 at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., during the 79th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix before they put the wings on for races Nov. 29-30 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., during the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region.

The two nights at Ventura Raceway will mark his first start in non-wing sprint cars in several years.

"I've run two non-wing races in my life," he said. "I ran a CRA show at Ocean Speedway (in Watsonville, Calif.) in 2013 and a local race at Ventura Raceway in 2014. I ran second in Watsonville and fourth at Ventura. I remember the first time I didn't feel comfortable, but we were fast. The second time we had motor issues until the main event. I think we started 18 th and ran it to fourth. I'm looking to have fun and enjoy the week with friends and family."

Scelzi will follow the non-wing sprint car action with a pair of winged sprint car starts at an oval where he last raced in 2017. He placed eighth and 11th, respectively, during the Copper Classic that year.

"We were there in the VanLare car that year and we've raced at Arizona Speedway during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events once or twice," he said. "Hopefully it's a great surface and we can end the year on a high note."

Scelzi ran into misfortune last Saturday when he drove for Nick McColloch at Keller Auto Speedway. The team timed in eighth quickest during qualifying before a runner-up result in a heat race lined Scelzi up 10 th for the A Main.

"We were all right in qualifying, but were a little snug," he said. "In the heat race a steering problem started. It was really tight when we were turning right. We tried to help it for the main event, but the steering broke going into turn one on the opening lap.

"It didn't end the way we wanted, but it was fun to get back together with Nick and Kerry. Maybe some day down the road we can team up together again when it'd work for everyone's schedule."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 16 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: DNF (10).

SEASON STATS -

82 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 35 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 62 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 27-28 at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., for the 79th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix and Nov. 29-30 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Takes Step Forward During 2019 Season

Inside Line Promotions - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Nov. 18, 2019) - Kraig Kinser more than doubled his top-10 finishes this season compared to the previous year.

Kinser posted five top fives and 28 top 10s, which led to an 11 th-place showing in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship standings.

"We made another year and had some good runs," he said. "We had a great partnership with Profile by Sanford. MVT and our other sponsors are behind us so we're really happy with their support. We want to continue those great relationships and to pick up our performance on the track."

Kinser took a step forward in 2019, recording top-five runs at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas; at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Ill.; at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich.; at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.; and at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan.

Kinser earned two quick time awards, a pair of heat race wins and a duo of dash triumphs. He led 19 feature laps and also garnered five Hard Charger Awards - tied for the third most - for passing the most cars in a feature.

"We've gotten great finishes, but we always wish we could have gotten a lot better," he said. "When we'd qualify good we wouldn't take advantage of it. When we'd qualify bad we would race well. We need to continue to get better on the consistency and putting together complete nights."

Kinser's best run of the season was a second-place finish at Skagit Speedway. It marked his career-best result at the track.

"As long as we keep working we'll make bigger steps forward," he said. "By no means are we satisfied with this year. We look forward to continuing to work hard and improving."

SEASON STATS -

76 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 28 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 60 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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"We've worked with VanHorn Racing Graphics the last handful of years," Kinser said. "Jeff VanHorn has turned into a great friend. He's a big race fan and the business is located right down the road from us. We're very grateful for their support."

Kinser would also like to thank Sander Engineering, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Profile by Sanford, Border Tire, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, Blud Lubricants, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wilwood Brakes, Wings Unlimited, DRC Chassis, Crow Enterprises, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, KSE Racing Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Allstar Performance, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Dyer's Top Rods, Racing Optics, Aerodine Composites Group, The Race Shack, Paint by Steve, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Integra Racing Shocks, Southern Pacific Farms and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Speed Shift TV Broadcasting Entire World Series Sprintcars Schedule

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Nov. 18, 2019) - Winged sprint car fans in North America will be able to view all 14 rounds of the World Series Sprintcars season via Speed Shift TV live video streaming.

The season runs from late December through late February, showcasing many of the top drivers from Australia and the United States at 11 different tracks throughout South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia.

The season opener is scheduled for Dec. 26 at Murray Bridge Speedway in Murray Bridge, South Australia. It marks the first of five rounds in South Australia before New South Wales hosts five races as the first 10 events of the season will be in a three-week span. Teams will take approximately a month off before the final four races in Western Australia.

A total of 10 drivers are currently nominated to run the season, including Kerry Madsen, James McFadden, Lucas Wolfe, Brooke Tatnell, Dave Murcott, Glen Sutherland, Jason Pryde, Jock Goodyer, Lockie McHugh and Rusty Hickman.

All of the races will be included in the Speed Shift TV VIP subscription, which is only $40 per month and encompasses nearly all live broadcasts as well as all On-Demand content. Most races offer single-day passes as well.

The World Series Sprintcars races are only available via Speed Shift TV in North America. For those located outside of North America, a link to watch will be available at

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Kerry Madsen's Two Triumphs Lead the Way for Big Game Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 18, 2019) - Kerry Madsen pocketed a pair of feature victories at the famed Knoxville Raceway to highlight the 2019 season for Big Game Motorsports.

The KI Crossbows backed driver was victorious at the oval in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 13 and on Aug. 9, which was the Hard Knox Night during the Knoxville Nationals.

Madsen ended the season with seven podium finishes, which ranked second overall, along with one quick time award and one heat race triumph at the track. He placed ninth in the championship standings despite missing multiple races.

"Any time we were at Knoxville other than the World of Outlaws races and the Knoxville Nationals we were on the podium," he said. "We had a great season at Knoxville and we were consistent there."

Madsen also finished 14th in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship standings - the highest-ranked driver who wasn't a full-time competitor. He netted five top fives and 14 top 10s during series competition.

In the end Madsen scored 15 top fives and 28 top 10s during 59 starts.

"We wanted to have more in the win column, but with the late start and having different people in and out it didn't happen," he said. "I was hoping to get on pace a little quicker than we did. We had great cars, but we lacked consistency early. We didn't really get started until May. We had such a late start to the season that it was a pretty tangled web to get through to go out and be consistent, but the potential was there. I felt like by the end of the season we really found some good pace."

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 2 wins, 15 top fives, 28 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 51 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Cisney Sets Career-Best Marks With Three Wins and 25 Top 10s in Impressive Season

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Nov. 18, 2019) - Dylan Cisney enjoyed a breakout year during the 2019 campaign as he raced more often than any other season in his sprint car career.

Cisney doubled his career win total by earning a trio of victories. He previously netted one triumph in each of three different seasons. Cisney also finished the 2019 season with eight top fives and a career-best 25 top 10s.

"It was pretty good," he said. "I think the last couple of years we had the consistency, just not the wins. We got three wins this year. Our main goal was to race more and get better. We more than doubled the amount of races we ran last year and racing helps you get better. I was pretty happy with it."

Cisney claimed the Port Royal Speedway season opener on March 23 and he added a second triumph at the half-mile oval in his hometown on July 13. He also captured a Pennsylvania Speedweek victory - the first of his career - on June 30 at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.

"That was definitely the biggest win so far," he said. "Winning a Speedweek race and beating Tony Stewart to do it was the highlight of the year. We're improving and getting better. I think we're on the right track. We have a long way to go and things to get better on, but we're getting there. We did what we needed to do this year."

Cisney finished eighth in the Speedweek standings during his first year of running the spectacle. He also tied a career-best finish of second in the Port Royal Speedway championship standings.

"I want to say thanks to our sponsors, the tracks, promoters, track crews and fans," he said. "It was another great year and I can't wait to do it again next year. There were a lot of firsts for us. It was a lot of racing for us. If everyone comes back on board I think we can do the same schedule if not more in 2020."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DylanCisneyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DylanCisney

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"We are grateful to have Harvey Sipe Jr. and everyone at Valley Supply come on board," Cisney said. "Valley Supply is a family run business and we're a family team so it's special to work together."

Cisney would also like to thank Mike Cleck Paving and Sealcoating, X-1 Race Cars, HP Engines, Red Zone Sports Bar & Grille, Bruce's Speed Shop, CPRS Physical Therapy, VRP Shocks, DMI/BullDog Rears, Wings Unlimited, TQ Fiberglass, Keizer Aluminum Wheels and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Earns Career-Best USAC National Result During Western World Championships

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Nov. 18, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi scored his career-best USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series race last Saturday during the final night of the 52nd annual Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford hosted by Arizona Speedway.

"We got a lot better from Friday to Saturday," he said. "It's unique in a midget. It's tough to get comfortable because I'm so used to racing winged sprint cars. On Saturday in the B Main we were night and day different than we were all weekend. It's a different kind of racing than I'm used to so it takes time to adjust and compete with the best drivers."

Scelzi did just that while behind the wheel of a Tucker-Boat Motorsports entry during only his ninth and 10th career midget starts. He qualified eighth quickest and advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race on Friday to garner the second starting position for the main event.

"I ran the top too long and fell back gradually," he said. "The predominant lane was around the bottom at both ends. I couldn't get it comfortable and we struggled for grip."

Scelzi salvaged a 12th-place result, which marked his career-best outing during a USAC National event. An improvement was visible during the event finale on Saturday.

"We struggled Friday and in the heat race on Saturday," Scelzi said after qualifying sixth quickest and placing sixth in a heat race. "We talked about it and made some big changes to get it to work like I wanted. I was more comfortable making adjustments in the cockpit, too. We figured out more of a baseline to start at."

Scelzi finished in the runner-up position in the B Main before he capped the night with a career-best ninth-place finish in the main event.

"I rode around in sixth and got to fourth at one point," he said. "One of the restarts got called back and everything got shuffled around and we fell to ninth. There's no dirty air so you can enter the corner right on someone's bumper. I'm learning a lot each race and we're making gains so that's exciting."

Scelzi continues USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series competition with the team this Tuesday and Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., during the Hangtown 100 and Saturday at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif. He has raced a winged sprint car at both tracks, but this week will mark his first midget start at both ovals.

"Placerville will be a great race for midgets," he said. "You'll probably have three lanes of racing. The car count will be great and the purse is good so it should make for a fun event. And we're looking forward to Bakersfield, where I've been one time in a sprint car."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 15 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 12 (2).

Nov. 16 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 9 (8).

SEASON STATS -

67 races, 8 wins, 22 top fives, 37 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 53 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the Hangtown 100 and Saturday at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

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"Schoenfeld produces the best headers in the business," Scelzi said. "We have been very happy with their craftsmanship as well as the customer service we receive."

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

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY AWARDS TOP DRIVERS AT BANQUET

Orrville, Ohio

Saturday, November 16, 2019

By Mike Swanger

The Wayne County Speedway awards banquet closed the books on the 2019 season by awarding the four track champions along with the top 10 drivers in each division. Following the meal at the Pines Golf Course Banquet room, 40 drivers were honored for their season long accomplishments. In the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints, Dean Jacobs collected his 1st WCS championship since 1992 by winning 4 features and posting nine top 10's as he accumulated 563 points and gave the McClure Motorsports team their second straight championship. For the second year in a row, Danny Mumaw would finish second in the points with 2 wins and seven top 10's for 488 points. Trey Jacobs would finish third for the second year in a row as scored his first win and six top 10's with 487 points. Clay Riney finished fourth as he drove to four top 10 finishes to collect his highest finishing place in five seasons with 437 markers. Henry Malcuit would fill out the top five with 415 points with four top 10 results. Tyler Dunn was sixth with 373 points while seventh place went to Andrew Palker chalking up 348 points. Dylan Kingan and Ray Miller each made it in the top ten for the 1st time as they tied for 8th with 321 points each. For the second year in a row, Troy Kingan finished tenth totaling 296 points.

Doug Drown reeled in his 4th Malcuit Tavern Super Late Model crown as he posted seven wins and three second places in the 10 points races to gather in 628 points for the title. Drown won the champioships in 2005, 2015 and 2017. He also won his third Attica Raceway Park/Wayne County Speedway Series championship. Ryan Markham's one win and ten top 10's would secure second place for the 6 time champion with 550 points. One win and nine top 10's for 503 points would give J R Gentry third place for the second year in a row. Five time champion Brad Malcuit raced to six top 10 finishes and 453 points to end up fourth in the standings. Larry Bellman rounded out the top five with four top 10's and 418 markers. Making the top 10 for the 8th year in a row, Charlie Duncan finished 6th with one win and five top 10's for 407 points. Jerry Aber totaled 382 points on four top 10's to finish seventh and a fifth straight top five. Brett Bee matched his car number and took eighth place with four top 10's and 361 markers. Capturing his first top 10, Tom Denzinger collected 352 points with three top 10's. Craig Hartong made the top ten with 307 points with two top 10's.

Posting 8 wins and eleven top tens, Doug Drown secured 571 points to win his first McKenzie Concrete Super Stock crown and third in a row for Bob Daugherty Racing. Gary Hensel Jr. would finish second with 3 wins and eleven top 10's and 560 points and his 4th straight top ten in points. Taking third place was John Wilson as he collected 513 points with one win and ten top 10's for his 1st trip into the top ten points finish. Brandon Craver, the 2012 track champ, had ten top 10's and 507 points for fourth. For the 2nd year in a row in the top 10, Don Rutt made it to fifth with nine top 10's and 473 points. Rutt won his 1st ever feature in a non points race on Labor Day. The bottom five of the top 10 in points all made it in for the 1st time as Justin Lorentz took sixth with eight top 10's for 440 points. James Alleman had 437 points with seven top 10's for 7th. Curt Zimmerman had not raced in 18 years but came back to finish 8th with six top 10's and 428 points. Scoring 416 points with five top 10's for ninth place was Nick Humphrey. Coty Conway totaled up 411 points and four top 10's, which all came in the last half of the season, was tenth.

Three wins and ten top 10's for 580 points was enough for Brad Hensel to collect his third JOYRIDE Transport Mini Stock Championship. Brad's other championship years were in 2014 and 2016. Wyatt Zimmerman posted two wins and ten top 10's and 553 points for second and 1st top ten in points. 2015 track champion Doug Hensel was third with 539 points with a win and ten top 10's. Wes Staley made it into 4th with 3 wins and nine top 10's for 523 markers. Last years track champ dropped to fifth this season as Jordan James picked up one win and seven top 10's for 462 points. Wayne Newbury's one win and eight top 10's gave him 461 points for sixth. Posting one win and five top 10's and 446 points, Cory Staley, the 2017 champ finished 7th this season. Taking 8th was Brent Boreman who has seven top 10's and 412 points. Jolene Voshel scored six top 10 finishes for 408 points and also won her 1st heat race and a last chance race in her career in the Mini Stocks. Tying for tenth was Tyler Wiles and David Keagy with 357 points each as Wiles had five top 10's and Keagy had four top 10's.

Winning the Stake's Shortstop Super Stock Summer Series was Gary Hensel Jr. with Doug Drown second and Brandon Craver third.

Brad Hensel won the NewFast Motorsports Mini Stock Summer Series as Doug Hensel was second and Wyatt Zimmerman took third.

Other special awards were handed out and the first one was the Chuck Griffith Accomplishment Award that was presented to by Chuck's wife, Carol and awarded to Bob Daugherty.

Contingency Connection's Racer's Rewards were hand out to Doug Drown with the Elgin Power Package and the Holley Brands Grassroots Champions Bonus. The K & N Superior Performance Bonus was given to Dean Jacobs. The Richmond Gear award was presented to John Wilson while the JE Pistons Sportsman of the Year went to Bob Daugherty.

The 2020 Wayne County Speedway opener is set for April 11th with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association Sprints, the Super Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks.

 

 

Andy Gregg Fourth in 305ci Debut As Mechanical Issues End Night in 360ci Competition

PETERSEN MEDIA: Sneaking one final night of racing in for 2019, Andy Gregg made the trip to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Saturday night where he piloted the Brown Eagle Racing No. 01 winged 360ci, and the Jacob Pachecho owned 305ci machine.

“Big thanks to both teams for letting me sneak one more race in for the season,” Andy Gregg said. “In my first 305ci start I thought we had a really good shot at winning, but I lost the handle battling the leader. In the 360ci, we had a really good car but a power steering line issue forced me to pull off.”

In his first ever laps aboard a 305ci winged sprint car, Andy Gregg timed the Jacob Pacehco owned No. 12 machine sixth fastest in time trials before racing his way to a third place finish in his heat.

Moving into the feature event, Gregg would settle into the second position as he chased after the race leader on a tricky surface offered up at Keller Auto Speedway.

Getting to the leader and making it a battle for the top spot, Gregg would lose the handle on his machine and fall back as far as sixth. Able to get gathered up, the Diamond Springs, CA driver would pick up a couple of late positions as he capped his debut with a fourth place finish.

Returning to the seat of the Brown Eagle Racing No. 01 360ci machine on Saturday, Gregg continued to have speed with the team as he timed in fifth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Taking the green flag from the eighth starting position, Gregg got a great start and quickly found himself up inside the Top-5. As the race clicked off laps, Gregg felt like his car was getting better and better as he chased after the lead pack.

Just after the race’s halfway point, the high pressure power steering line would fail on the No. 01 machine and Gregg would take his machine back to the pits and bring his night to an end.

“Both cars had really good speed, and I had a good time running back down in Hanford, CA,” Gregg said. “Again, big thanks to both teams for a great opportunity to get another night of racing in, and thanks to all the marketing partners that make it happen.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Capitol ACE Hardware, Crane Inspection Agency, Sierra Ice, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2019.

ON TAP: Andy Gregg’s 2019 season has concluded.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-17, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-7

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

Macedo and Tarlton Motorsports Record Top-5 with USAC National Midget Series


PETERSEN MEDIA- Putting together a Midget to run over the winter months with Carson Macedo, Tarlton Motorsports made their first start of the season over the weekend in Arizona as Macedo finished fifth on Friday night before mechanical issues cut Saturday night short.

“Aside from our engine issues on Saturday, it was a great weekend, and I had a ton of fun,” Carson Macedo said. “The cool part about what we are doing with this car is that everyone involved in it is a tight group of friends and it makes it that much more fun. I am extremely thankful to have Sean Dyson, Tommy and Tom Tarlton, Paul Baines, Tyron Tyra, and Justin Insley in my corner making this venture possible.”

Making their debut together with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series on Friday night, Macedo got off to a great start as he timed the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions/King Chassis No. 21 machine in sixth fastest in time trials.

Running fifth in his heat race, the 2019 World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year would transfer into the 30-lap feature event where he rolled off the starting grid in the eighth starting position.

On a very slick racing surface, Macedo quickly re acclimated himself to a midget as he hung right with the stars and cars of the USAC series. Keeping his machine up front, Macedo closed the team’s first night out together with their new car in the fifth position.

Back for more on Saturday night, Macedo got his night off to an even better start as he stopped the clocks with the second fastest lap of the night in time trials.

Finishing sixth in his heat race, the Lemoore, CA driver would have to make a trip to the ‘B’ for one final shot at transferring to the ‘A’. Finishing third, Macedo would take care of business, but issues arose under the hood of his car.

Having an engine expire, Macedo would be unable to keep his night going as his team would be sidelined with issues.

“It was unfortunate to have our weekend end like that, and it looks like it is going to force us to miss the Hangtown 100 this week,” Macedo said. “We are trying to find something, but for now we will look to get our engine fixed and ready for Turkey Night. Again, huge thanks to all the great people who support me and have made this all possible.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2019 season.

ON TAP:Tarlton Motorsports will be back in action next week at Ventura Raceway for Turkey Night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

Stay connected with Carson by following him on Twitter @Carson_Macedo.



 

Podium Run Highlights Tanner Carrick’s Western World Weekend

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PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting to the West Coast to close out the 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series schedule, Tanner Carrick and his Keith Kunz Motorsports team were in action at Arizona Speedway for the Western World’s where Carrick’s Friday night podium would highlight his weekend.

“It was a fun weekend in Arizona,” Tanner Carrick said. “We ran the midget and I was also able to make my first USAC National Sprint Car Series start as well and get a taste of non wing 410 racing.”

Getting Friday night started off well, the Lincoln, CA driver timed the Craftsman/CVC/TRD backed No. 71K machine in fifth fastest amongst the 30 drivers checked into the pit area.

Heat race action saw the youngster pick up a third place finish as he chased Andrew Layser and Jason McDougal across the stripe to transfer himself directly into the feature event.

Lining up fourth in the feature event, Carrick would do a great job on the slick surface as he battled with the likes of Zeb Wise, Carson Macedo, and KKM teammate Logan Seavey.

Keeping his machine in the mix, Carrick would cap his Friday night with a third place finish.

Saturday night’s finale saw Carrick get the night started off by timing in 14th fastest in time trials. Finishing fifth in his heat race, Carrick would earn the direct transfer into the feature where he took the green flag from the 13th starting position.

Following some very light track work, Carrick would hit the speedway and look to work his way through the field on a surface that was tough to pass on. Patiently picking up a few positions, Carrick worked his way into he Top-10 where he would go on to take the checkered flag as he now looks forward his first midget start at Placerville Speedway this week.

Carrick was also in action with the USAC National Sprint Car Series over the weekend as he made his first non wing 410 start aboard the Tanner Carrick Racing No. 83T machine.

During his debut on Friday night, Carrick would take some time getting adapted to the car as he timed in 24th fastest in time trials, and finished seventh in his heat race.

Moving into the night’s ‘B’, Carrick continued to feel out the non wing car as he would close Friday out finishing 10th in the semi.

After timing in 30th on Saturday, Carrick would finish eighth in his heat race and again head into the nightly ‘B’ Main. Just as he did on Friday, Carrick would log some solid laps in the semi as his night would again come to a close with a 10th place finish in the ‘B’.

“Thanks to everyone who makes all of this possible,” Carrick said. “Was fun to go non wing racing with the USAC Series, and was another pretty good weekend in the midget. Looking forward to getting up to Placerville this week.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-50, Wins-2, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-28

ON TAP: Carrick will be at Placerville Speedway for the Hangtown 100 this Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

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Krikke Motorsport’s Calendar Released

With their 2019-20 season campaign soon set to begin, the Krikke Motorsport team is pleased to announce their full season schedule, which will once again consist of the World Series Sprintcar (WSS) Championship, along with multiple other marquee events.

Off the back of a runner-up finish in last season’s WSS Championship with team driver Kerry Madsen, who is gearing up for round two with the Bunbury-based team this season, Krikke Motorsport are eager to go one better this time around as they take on the 14-round series for the 20th consecutive year.

As WSS sees them compete throughout South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and their home state of Western Australia, completing Speedweek, the Sunshine Swing and lastly the Western Swing, the team’s schedule will also be bolstered by the addition of numerous blue-ribbon events.

As per the last two years, Krikke Motorsport’s season will commence on the Saturday night of December 7 at the Perth Motorplex with the WA Title, an event the team have managed to win for the past two seasons running, first with Jamie Veal and then with Kerry Madsen.

Hoping to defend the WA title and get their campaign off to the best possible start, the team will also look to assert themselves during the busy month of January, which will consist of 14 nights of racing in 31 days, including major events at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway (NSW), Geelong’s Avalon Raceway (Vic), Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA) and Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (Vic).

Following the three-night Grand Annual Classic at Premier Speedway, which will take place over the Australia Day long weekend, the team will then travel to the Apple Isle to participate in the Australian Championship at Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway in Devonport, as Madsen shoots for his fifth and the team’s ninth victory in the event.

Krikke Motorsport’s season will close in late February with the Krikke Boys Shootout, an event close to the team’s heart.

“‘It’s a long winter when your season ends in early March and doesn’t start again until December, so we can’t wait to get underway next month,” expressed Krikke Motorsport Team Manager Ryan Krikke.

“We’re rapt to get things started with the WA Title again here in Perth in front of friends, family and our local sponsors. It’s worked well for us in the past, going back to back in the last two seasons, so hopefully we can make it a three peat this season.

“From there we head straight into the WSS schedule and we’ll complete other blue-ribbon events along the way. Like previous years, it’s a short and sharp season which suits us and Kerry, so we plan to make it count while we can.”

Throughout the upcoming 2019-20 season, Krikke Motorsport is proudly supported by the following sponsors:
Transport Equipment Hire
Pumpa Manufacturing
Mobil 1
Maxwill Racing Engines
PWR Performance Products
Redline Media
Performance Racegear
HRP Specialties
P1 Advanced Racewear
A Lucas Spraypainters

The new range of Krikke Motorsport 2019/ 2020 merchandise along with a discounted limited range of last season’s merchandise is available via the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, click the following link: www.krikkemotorsport.store.

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

Krikke Motorsport 2019-20 Season Calendar:
December 7
WA Title - Perth Motorplex (Perth, WA)
December 26-27
WSS Rd 1 - Murray Bridge Speedway (Murray Bridge, SA)
December 28
WSS Rd 2 - Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA)
December 29
WSS Rd 3 - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)
December 30
WSS Rd 4 - Avalon Raceway (Geelong, Vic)
January 1
WSS Rd 5 - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)
January 4
WSS Rd 6 - Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)
January 5
WSS Rd 7 - Hi-Tec Oils Speedway (Toowoomba, Qld)
January 7
WSS Rd 8 - Maryborough Speedway (Maryborough, Qld)
January 10-11
WSS Rd 9, Australian Open - Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)
January 14
WSS Rd 10 - Lismore Speedway (Lismore, NSW)
January 17-18
Ultimate Speedway Nationals – Valvoline Raceway (Sydney, NSW)
January 22
Presidents Cup - Avalon Raceway (Geelong, Vic)
January 23
Kings Challenge - Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA)
January 24-26
Grand Annual Classic - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)
January 31
Australian Championship Night 1 - Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway (Latrobe, Tas)
February 1
Australian Championship Night 2 - Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway (Latrobe, Tas)
February 14
WSS Rd 11 - Esperance Speedway (Esperance, WA)
February 15
WSS Rd 12 - Bunbury Speedway (Bunbury, WA)
February 21
WSS Rd 13 - Perth Motorplex (Perth, WA)
February 22
WSS Grand Final - Perth Motorplex (Perth, WA)
February 29
Krikke Boys Shootout - Bunbury Speedway (Bunbury, WA)

 

He’s Back: Brent Marks returns to the World of Outlaws in 2020

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (November 14, 2019) – For a fourth consecutive season, Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks will leave the Keystone State behind and hit the highway in 2020, once again following the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series as a full-time competitor.

Marks, the 2019 National Open champion at Williams Grove Speedway worth an unprecedented $65,000, has been a staple with the Greatest Show On Dirt since making his full-time debut in 2017, and despite his 2019 campaign coming to a close less than a week prior to this announcement, his mind has long been made up.

“We are thrilled to be back,” Brent Marks said, a four-time World of Outlaws main event winner. “I’m excited to rejoin the World of Outlaws in 2020. I have a lot of great partners who make a journey like this possible and I’m excited to share my experiences with them.”

Additional news and notes regarding Brent Marks and Brent Marks Racing will be posted in the near future. Fans are encouraged to follow along on social media for all the latest on Brent Marks.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Wicked Cushion, Russell Heller Builders, Memtec Services. Associate Sponsors: Wolfrun Landscapes, Cajun Kennels, Road Runner Race Fuels. Product Sponsors: FK Shocks, HP Engines, Kistler Engines, Saldana Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Wings Unlimited, DMI, High Performance Lubricants, K1 Race Gear, Bell Helmets, CR Graphics, RRi, Fully Injected Motorsports, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wilwood Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com.

Fans are encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing.

STATS:
FINAL Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics:
WoO Top-5s: 7
WoO Top-10s: 25
WoO Wins: 1
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2019 Highlights: Advanced from 26th to finish 11th at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 27. Bounced ahead from 17th to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 15. Finished sixth at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, April 5. Finished 11th at Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway on Friday, April 26. Finished eighth during Morgan Cup finale at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Rallied from 14th to finish seventh at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 27. Scored back-to-back top-five finishes [4th & 2nd] during Music City Outlaw Nationals at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 31 & June 1. Earned pair of top-ten finishes during three race stretch; eighth at Fairbury Speedway on June 4 and fifth at Granite City on Saturday, June 8. Finished ninth at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 22. Finished 14th in Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex on Saturday, June 29. Finished fourth at Brown County Speedway on July 3. Finished fourth at Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday, July 5. Finished tenth from 13th at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 13. Finished eighth during #LetsRaceTwo make-up at Eldora Speedway on July 17. Hard charged from 16th to finish third during 2019 Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 20. Finished ninth during Summer Nationals opener at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 26. Rallied from 15th to finish eighth during opening night of Ironman weekend on Friday, August 2. Finished sixth during Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-main. Finished 17th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main. Finished ninth at Black Hill Speedway on Friday, August 23. Finished sixth at Skagit Speedway on Saturday, August 31. Finished tenth at Willamette Speedway on Wednesday, September 4. Finished tenth during Silver Dollar Speedway’s Gold Cup on Saturday, September 7. Highlights three-race weekend with 12th place finish at Stockton Dirt Track on Friday, September 13. Finished ninth at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday, September 21. Scored Williams Grove Speedway National Open victory worth $65,000; largest victory of career and largest payday in Williams Grove Speedway history. Finished seventh during Tri-State Speedway start on Sunday, October 13. Hard Charged from 22nd to ninth during Lakeside Speedway start on October 18. Finished tenth during Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on October 19. Hard Charged to a top-ten finish at Port Royal Speedway during Nittany Showdown opener on October 25 [23rd to 10th].


Tony Stewart Store gears up for Second Annual 12 Very Merry Merch Days

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 13, 2019) – For the second time in as many years, Tony Stewart Store, Tony Stewart Racing’s official online home for Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart Racing apparel and merchandise, will unleash 12 days of holiday madness.

Dubbed Tony Stewart Racing’s 12 Very Merry Merch Days, the 12-day holiday sales extravaganza will begin Friday, November 29, and extend through Tuesday, December 10, offering an array of incentives including huge savings, shipping discounts, and of course, gifts. As an added bonus, official Eldora Speedway merchandise, as well as select All Star Circuit of Champions merchandise, will be included in Tony Stewart Racing’s 12 Very Merry Merch Days.

The 12 Very Merry Merch Days will activate officially on Black Friday – Friday, November 29 – at 10:30 a.m. with all sales and shopping incentives being released at 10:30 a.m. the following 11 days. Each sale extends 24 hours and will be terminated once the next sale begins. Fans should note that all purchases made throughout Tony Stewart Racing’s 12 Very Merry Merch Days will be shipped in time for Christmas delivery.

Tony Stewart Racing’s 12 Very Merry Merch Days will consist of one or two sales per day. In addition, those who make purchases will receive a free gift on behalf of the Tony Stewart Store. Those who participate in Black Friday (November 29) and Cyber Monday (December 2) will receive a car shammy or tire pressure gauge, while those who make purchases outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday will receive a TSR sprint car Christmas ornament (all free items available while supplies last).

Those wanting to keep up with Tony Stewart Racing’s 12 Very Merry Merch Days should stay alert on all of the available social media channels, as well as online at www.tonystewartstore.com. Fans are encouraged to keep in tune with all 12 days of the 12-day spectacle, as things are certain to end with a bang.

Tony Stewart Store Social Media:
Facebook.com/tonystewartstore
Twitter.com/tsrstore
Instagram.com/tonystewartstore

 

 

Tentative autograph session lineups announced for Hangtown 100

Placerville, CA – November 15, 2019…Prior to the races next Tuesday and Wednesday, Placerville Speedway race fans will have the opportunity to meet some of the drivers that will be in action at the Hangtown 100 during a pair of autograph sessions scheduled in the main grandstand.

The tentative autograph session/ meet and greet lineup for each night has been announced and will be as follows:

Scheduled to sign autographs on Tuesday from 4pm-4:30 will be Kyle Larson, Zeb Wise, Gio Scelzi, Logan Seavey, Buddy Kofoid and Aaron Reutzel.

Scheduled to sign autographs on Wednesday from 3:30pm-4 will be Brad Sweet, Shane Golobic, Tyler Courtney, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Rico Abreu and Dave Darland.

The front gate at Placerville Speedway will open at 3pm each night with live music and Coors Light/ Coors Banquet Happy Hour taking place until 5pm. Keep in mind today (Friday November 15) is your final opportunity for online ticket sales. After Midnight all tickets will be available at the gate next Tuesday and Wednesday. To purchase your tickets click www.hangtown100.com/tickets

Don’t forget following the action on opening night there will be a post-race party in the concession area with burritos, drinks, music and a lot of fun to be had. All fans and racers are encouraged to attend.

To view the event schedule for the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 simply visit https://www.hangtown100.com/schedule and to view the format visit https://www.hangtown100.com/rules

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 www.placervillespeedway.com

 

 

Swindell SpeedLab Sprint Car Team Highlights Entertaining Season With PA Speedweek Win

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 14, 2019) - The 2019 season was an enjoyable one for the Swindell SpeedLab winged sprint car team owned by Kevin and Jordan Swindell.

The team found success with four different drivers - NASCAR notable Christopher Bell, sprint car Hall of Famer Sammy Swindell, rising star Hunter Schurenburg and former primary pilot Spencer Bayston - behind the wheel.

Bell captured the team's lone feature victory by winning a Pennsylvania Speedweek show at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on July 2.

"(My) dad had one of those big Grandview checks in the shop during my childhood," Kevin Swindell said. "I wanted that big check. Me and Bell talked about it. If I won one race this year I wanted it to be the race with that check. That was a landmark thing. It's not about the money at some of these races. It's more about the trophy or prestige."

The team was close to earning its first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series triumph as Bell led 25 laps of the 30-lap feature during the DIRTcar Nationals finale at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., in February before finishing second. He also led the first 27 laps of the 35-lap main event at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., in May.

Additionally, Bell came close to an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions victory, charging from 10th to third before rubber came in during a $26,000-to-win show at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, in July.

"We had a lot of consistency, but a lot of bad luck as well," Swindell said. "I feel like we should have won one of the nights at Volusia and then we got wrecked while leading at Lawrenceburg. We hated not to close out more wins. I think we could have had five or six more wins this year, but it just didn't work out with things happening like the traffic at Volusia, the rubber at 34 Raceway and the incident at Lawrenceburg."

Sammy Swindell highlighted his handful of starts with the team by earning a seventh-place result during the famed Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, in July. He also guided the team to an eighth-place result during the Hard Knox Night at the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in August.

"It was a good year overall," Kevin Swindell said. "We got in World of Outlaws dashes with three different drivers by the end of the year. That's an accomplishment in itself.

"I enjoyed the year. We were good all the time. We could have had a few more wins, but it didn't pan out. We had great support from sponsors and fans. In addition to the full-time partners we want to thank the sponsors that came on periodically. We're grateful to everybody who helped out."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - South Bay Partners

"We're grateful to Craig and everyone at South Bay for supporting our team and we look forward to continued success together," Swindell said.

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

 

 

Mingus Partnering With Moore After Injuries Force Him to Hang Up Helmet

Inside Line Promotions - HURON, Ohio (Nov. 14, 2019) - The old saying when one door closes another one opens has never been more true than for Kevin Mingus.

Mingus, whose career moved from asphalt to dirt racing, was injured in a sprint car crash last July. The back injury was aggravated when he attempted a comeback, leaving him questioning his future involvement in the sport he loves. He was diagnosed with Piriformis Syndrome, a neuromuscular disorder that is caused when the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve. He also has a herniated disc.

"I'm still pretty laid up and they have to decide if I need surgery or not," the 25-year-old said. "Needless to say I had to make the decision to hang up the helmet for good. I started racing 14 years ago on asphalt and three years ago moved to dirt and in 2018 took on owning our own team. This was not an easy decision, but the more I thought about it the more I knew I wanted to stay involved."

After his injury in July Mingus attended local races as a spectator at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, and at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where he had competed in the 305c.i. winged sprint car division the last three years.

"I have gotten to know so many people in the sport and have so many great friendships," he said. "One guy I always respected because he basically did it all by himself is Brandon Moore. He drove the car, worked on the car, took care of the car all week and is always fast and running up front. We talked and I'm pleased that he will drive the No. Z10 in 2020."

Moore, who is a 24-year-old from Clyde, Ohio, has been driving a 305 sprint car for six years and scored his first feature win a couple of years ago at Fremont Speedway.

"I'm really excited to team up with Kevin and his family," Moore said. "We will use his equipment, but I will keep one complete car of my own for backup if needed and maybe do some non-wing racing with it when the opportunity arises. This takes so much pressure and stress off of me. I don't have to work all day and come home and work all night in the shop. It will be nice not to have to call all the shots."

Mingus is also relieved he no longer has as much stress and can concentrate on working with Moore.

"I put a lot of pressure on myself to get better and it was frustrating not getting the results as quickly as I would have liked," Mingus said. "It was becoming more of a chore than what it was worth. Now I only have to worry about working with my dad on prepping the car with the help of Brandon."

Mingus said the team will chase the championships at both Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway along with the title for the KS Sales and Service Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.

"I told Brandon we are going trophy hunting in 2020," he said. "I can't wait to stand in Victory Lane with him and our team."

Mingus and Moore said most of the sponsors on each of their individual teams have agreed to come on board for the new venture in 2020.

"Kevin has some very loyal sponsors as do I and we are thrilled they will support us next season," Moore said. "Now we just need to get moving in the shop and get everything in place to win races."

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rentals

Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rentals is based in Cleveland, Ohio. The company has been providing the construction industry with dependable equipment along with experienced personnel for more than 40 years, establishing themselves as one of the premier crane rental companies in the area. Besides crane rental, Midwest Equipment also offers heavy hauling, boom trucks and storage options. For more information, visit http://www.MidwestCraneRentals.com

"They have been on board with us for the last four years and are coming back in 2020," Mingus said. "They are such as great business to work with and I'm excited to get them better results with our new team."

Mingus would also like to thank Geck Electric, CK Plumbing, Gill Construction, Hess' Oriental Martial Arts, Chloe Toy, ¡Mayday!, Wrekonize, Ubi, The Mason Jar and Jensen Towing for their continued support.

 

 

Price Excited for Future After First Full Season on ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - COBBLE HILL, B.C., Canada (Nov. 14, 2019) - Robbie Price recently completed his maiden season as a full-time traveling competitor on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Price picked up a pair of wins to go along with four top fives and 11 top-10 finishes in a total of 30 ASCS National Tour feature starts. As a result, he finished the season ranked eighth in the championship standings.

"It wasn't a bad year, but almost every track we went to was new to me," he said. "We were pretty hit and miss, but we were able to build a nice notebook for 2020 as a result."

Price's two triumphs came at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., in June and at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., in September. The win at Skagit Speedway was exceptionally special as it came during the 48th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup and was worth a whopping $15,000.

Along with it being the first series victory of his career, Price also became the first-ever Canadian-born driver to win the crown jewel event and the youngest to win the race at the age of 21-years-old.

"We have a lot of experience at Skagit and we kind of made it a goal to go there and perform well," he said. "I've run that race before and struggled so to go out and learn some things and apply it at a race like that and get a win, it's definitely a special moment I won't forget."

Price also sprinkled in two pavement NSRA Winged Sprint Car starts to go along with several 410ci winged sprint car races throughout the 2019 season. It included an attempt to qualify for the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

While his first attempt at running the event ended in the D Main during the Saturday night finale, it was all part of what Price deemed to be a season of continued growth as a driver.

"I'd say this whole year was really a learning experience and track time was important for that," he said. "I think we have a great program and I think with what we gained this year we can be a lot more successful going forward. It was just a fun year."

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 18 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 36 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

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Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal has been serving Duncan, the Cowichan Valley and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, since 1996. Seven certified journeymen with more than 90 years of combined experience provide quality craftmanship to complete residential and commercial HVAV projects as well as custom fabrication. For more information, visit http://www.MillstoneHeating.com .

"Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal specializes in commercial and residential heating and air conditioning installation," Price said. "It has been instrumental in my racing career and I appreciate the support from everyone at the company."

Price would like to thank Shark Racing Engines, CARSTAR Leduc, Triple X Race Components, Skagit Speedway, Highline Performance, Wildlight Motorsports Photography, Shockwave Motorsports and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Tyler's USAC years detailed in MODERN THUNDER

Two-time champion still winning

Back-to-back USAC National Sprint Car champion Brian Tyler was a popular fixture on the circuit during his heydey, and the Michigan driver left a lasting impression on the sport with his aggressive style and blue-collar determination.

Although Tyler has cut back his sprint car competition in recent years, he is still a winner: he recently scored a road course victory in NASA competition at Memphis Intl. Raceway in a Lightning Crown Roadster.

Tyler's USAC career is well documented in MODERN THUNDER, the ultimate guide to USAC National Sprint Car racing. Tyler's seasons with USAC are recalled with season-by-season coverage and statistics, as well as a full-page biography that appears on page 319.

Tyler, a native of Parma, Michigan now living in North Carolina, was a mainstay with USAC sprint cars throughout the 1990s and early 2000s until shifting his focus to the USAC Silver Crown series. His fierce competitive nature and boundless determination fueled a friendly rivalry with a number of his contemporaries, most notably the late Dave Steele.

Years in the making, MODERN THUNDER provides:

- Year-by-year coverage of every USAC National Sprint Car season from 1956 to 2017.

- Each season from 1981 to 2017 is detailed with eight full pages of photos, a season summary, race results, and statistics.

- A bio of every USAC National Sprint Car champion from 1981 to 2017.

- Each of the 1956 to 1980 seasons is recapped with a full page of statistics and race results.

- Detailed series statistics.

- A complete listing of Indiana Sprint Week competition.

MODERN THUNDER provides a level of coverage of USAC’s modern era beyond anything ever before published. MODERN THUNDER is destined to become a Collector’s Item, so don’t delay! Order your copy today!

MODERN THUNDER - The Illustrated History of

USAC National Sprint Car Racing 1981 - 2017

By Dave Argabright, John Mahoney, and Patrick Sullivan

Foreword by Levi Jones

Hardcover, 11 by 8.5 inches, 384 pages

Over 1,300 color and b/w photographs

List price $49.95

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Brian Tyler's USAC bio, page 319 of Modern Thunder.

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BRODY ROA BACK IN THE #91R FOR THE WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

(Cypress, CA, November 13, 2019) It will be like an old home week for Garden Grove, California racing veteran Brodie Roa when he contests the “52nd Annual Western World Championships Presented by San Tan Ford” this Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16, at the Arizona Speedway. For the first time since early September, he will be wheeling his own bright green #91R sprint car.


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Brody Roa will be back in his own #91R this weekend in Arizona. Photo courtesy of Charles Fawcett.

Heading into last weeks Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway, Roa led the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series championship standings by 10-points. After three nights of racing on the Riverside County, California clay oval, he increased his advantage to 26-points going into this weekend’s final two races of the year.

In addition to his point lead in the USAC/Southwest Sprint Car Series, Roa is third in the USAC/CRA Series heading into the race in San Tan Valley. The 28-year old is 96-points out of second-place and he is 89-points ahead of the fourth-place driver.

Last week at the Oval Nationals, Roa qualified 23rd out of 41-cars on the first of three nights. He placed second in his heat race and then started 21st in the 30-lap main event. He moved forward all race long and ended up finishing 13th.

Twenty-four hours later, Roa was 19th fastest of the 41-cars on hand in qualifying. He placed fourth in his heat and moved forward again ending up 12th after starting 17th in the main event.

On Saturday night, Roa qualified in the 19th spot of the 31-cars who took time trials. He placed fifth in his heat and second in one of the B mains. For the A main, he began in the 18th position, but mechanical ills knocked him out of the race early and he finished 26th.

This Friday will mark the first time Roa has driven the famous family-owned #91R since September 7th at the Santa Maria Raceway. While the car has sat idle since then, it has been ready to race, and the crew will only need to make a few minor adjustments to get it ready for this weekend’s action.

For fans who would like to attend the Western World Championship, the spectator gates will open at 3:00 P.M. with racing at 6:00 on both nights.

Arizona Speedway is located at 47346 N. Ironwood Road in San Tan Valley (85140). The track telephone number is (480) 926-6688 and the track website is at the following link http://www.arizonaspeedway.net/

Great looking Brody Roa t-shirts are available at the track or via mail. If you cannot make it to a race and would like to order one, please use the following link https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product.

The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, The Golden-Vibe Boutique, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Wilwood Brakes, Coffman Racing Graphics and Bill’s Smokey Mountain Jerky. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2020, please call 714-932-7994.

Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2020 season, contact Roa at the phone number and E-mail in this release. He will be available to race any night that is not in conflict with his regular racing calendar.

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/

2019 Schedule

1/15/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 13th A

1/19/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 12th C

2/27/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 1st A

2/28/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 4TH A

3/2/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 3rd A

3/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 2nd A

3/9/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) UASC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A

3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA (with WoO) 1st A

4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 3rd A

4/20/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 6th A

4/27/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 1st A

5/4/19 Ventura Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 14th A

5/18/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 6th A

6/1/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

6/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 1st A

7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest 18th A

7/17/19 Eldora Speedway (OH) USAC National 17th A

7/18/19 I-69 Speedway (IN) USAC National 7th B

7/19/19 Plymouth Speedway (IN) USAC National DNS

7/20/19 Kokomo Speedway (IN) USAC National 14th A

7/21/19 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) USAC National 21st A

7/24/19 Terre Haute Action Track (IN) USAC National 17th A

7/25/19 Lincoln Park Speedway (IN) USAC National DNS

7/26/19 Bloomington Speedway (IN) USAC National 19th A

7/27/19 Tri-State Speedway (IN) USAC National 7th A

8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A

8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 12th A

9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

9/6/29 Merced Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

9/7/19 Santa Maria Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 16th A

9/14/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 1st A

9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

9/28/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 9th A

10/5/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC West Coast 9th A

10/26/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 4th A

11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

13th A

11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

12th A

11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

26th A

11/15/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

11/16/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

 

 

Austin Liggett Pulls Positives Out of Tough Weekend at Oval Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Meeting up with the USAC National Sprint Car Series over the weekend at the Oval Nationals, Austin Liggett and his team didn’t have the weekend they set out for, but looking back Liggett was able to walk away with a positive outlook.

“Overall we did not get the results that we set out to get,” Austin Liggett said. “We just struggled to get our car right in time trials each night, and it set us back right away.”

Though he would struggle early in all three nights of competition, Liggett and his Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology team would head the right direction as each night progressed as the Tracy, CA driver was able to race his way into all three features, and pick up a couple of heat race wins.

“To race our way into each feature event and not have to go through any B-Mains was one huge plus for us,” Liggett said. “We also were able to pick up a couple of heat race wins over some super talented drivers, so again also something we can be proud of.”

Getting into all three feature events, Liggett would finish 25th in Saturday’s finale, 15th on Friday, and 22nd on Thursday night.

“Though our results weren’t there, it was great to spend time with family, and just have some fun and that is really what it is all about,” Liggett noted. “My Dad and Landon Hurst worked tirelessly all weekend to try and get our car better, and I can’t thank them enough for their desire to get a perfect car on the track. I also have to thank My mom, my sister Angela, and Lukas Steward for their support and help all weekend.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Tool Technology, Hurst Fabrications, Maxwell Industries, Shine Photography, ZMAX Racing Oil, and Transport Products Unlimited for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-32, Wins-9, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-22

ON TAP: Liggett is now geared up for Turkey Night at Ventura Raceway. Liggett will compete in both a Midget as well as a USAC 360 Wingless Sprint Car.

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

 

 

TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR TRENTON AND SYRACUSE INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES EVENTS NOV. 20

TRENTON, NJ November 13, 2019 . . . Tickets for the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series race events in Trenton, N.J and Syracuse, N.Y.  will go on sale for the first time on Wednesday, November 20.

The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will again be held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. but on a new later date, Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd. The exciting event featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc Sprints, had been held the last two years in December prior to Christmas.

To relieve family conflict with Christmas holiday events, the dirt race has been moved to the weekend after the Daytona 500. On Friday night February 21st competitors will race in ten heat races that will set the field for four 20 lap features that will follow. These events, which will begin at 7 PM, set the starting grid for Saturday’s events.

On Saturday, February 22nd the first green flag will fall at 6 PM with the first of ten qualifying transfer races that will advance top finishers to the back of the next event. The program concludes with the 50 lap, 24 car feature paying $5,000 to win that will not start until after 8 PM.

The “Concrete Series” season finale follows on Friday and Saturday March 13th and 14th in a second year return to the new Exposition Center located on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. N.Y.

Tickets have been on sale for the first two events of the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled by VP Race Fuels.

The 2020 Series schedule opens with the Ironton Telephone Allentown Indoor Race, inside Allentown, PA’s PPL Center on Friday and Saturday, January 3-4, 2020. The NAPA Know How Gambler’s Classic Weekend follows inside Atlantic City’s historic Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, 2020.

The TQ Midget “Concrete Series” will comprise five rounds with two complete programs held at the events in Allentown and Syracuse. Atlantic City’s uniquely different program includes four 20 lap semi-features on Friday night with the top 80 in time trials split into events. These races offer partial points as well as guaranteed starting spots in Saturday’s 40 lap Gambler’s Classic.

The Champ Karts and Slingshot classes are a part of the schedule at all three of the “Concrete Series” venues. In Allentown the Champ Karts race on Friday night and the Slingshots on Saturday. In Atlantic City both classes qualify on Friday and race their feature on Saturday. In the series finale in Syracuse, both classes have complete shows both nights.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. won the Saturday night Series finale in Syracuse in March to clinch his fourth VP Racing Fuels sponsored TQ Midget championship. Rudolph also finished second in Friday’s first ever feature event in Syracuse won by Long Island, N.Y. driver Justin Bonsignore.

Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y., the 2019 Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic winner, ended up second in the standings.

Matt Janisch of Nazareth, Pa. opened the 2019 series with his first career Indoor Series victory and past series champion Ryan Flores from Cornelius, NC won Saturday night’s feature event.

Over the entire series schedule, just ten TQ drivers were able to qualify for all five of the 2019 A-Main features. Among them, Rudolph was the only driver to register top-five finishes in each race.

All told, 75 TQ drivers, 54 Champ Kart wheelmen and 52 Slingshot racers earned points in the 2019 series, a total of 181 different competitors.

Brandon Rusczek won the Hoosier Champ Kart title. Though winless in the Kutztown Action Track sponsored Slingshot Indoor Series, Kurt Bettler grabbed his first title.

Rudolph, the 2019 DIRTcar 358 Modified series champion, entered the Trenton Dirt Nationals last December and won it in his first attempt. Billy Pauch Jr., the 2019 dirt Modified champion at N.J.’s New Egypt Speedway, finished a close second.

For complete ticket information and special host hotel rates go to www.indoorautoracing. Corporate sponsorship packages to fit every budget and group sales information are available for all events.

For information, email or call the series director Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com, 609-888-3618.

 

 

Brian Brown Captures Top 10 at World Finals During Final Event of Season

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2019) - Qualifying put Brian Brown in a good position last weekend during the Can-Am World Finals.

Brown qualified in the top 10 in his group for both nights of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where the season wrapped up.

"Qualifying is something we've always been decent at," he said. "We were really good in our Saturday portion and just missed it a little in our Friday portion to be seventh quick. Those four laps are pretty important. We had some good notes and our engines are good so it played out well."

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C . - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 7 (4).

"We were able to run second in a heat and second in a dash," Brown said. "I felt like the track was going to lay rubber. We freed our car up a little and tightened up a couple different ways rather than putting a big left rear tire on. We couldn't get in the corner like we wanted to without getting tight. At that place you have to be able to roll the corner. It's a wheel speed and mile per hour race and we were a little too tight. It was still a good night all around."

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C . - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 6 (5); Feature: 12 (12).

"We won the heat and finished six in our dash," Brown said. "We just missed it a little with the setup in the main event. We thought the track was going to be more like it was on Friday. When they pushed the infield tires in we ran in grease and water for the first little bit. It was pretty one dimensional and tough to pass. We thought it'd get slick again like Friday. When they put those tires it was a little slimy. We kept throwing stuff across the track and that made it pretty dirty, especially in turns three and four."

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 5 wins, 25 top fives, 39 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 53 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

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"Impact has been a valued partner of Brian Brown Racing since Day 1," Brown said. "They make sure our cars look top notch and they just redid the vinyl on our trailer. They always do an outstanding job on every project."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, MSD Ignition, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Housby, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Piloting the McColloch No. 17 Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi will reunite with car owner Nick McColloch this Saturday for the final winged sprint car race of the season in California.

It's been a little more than two years since the duo last teamed up and Scelzi is excited to ignite the partnership for a special show this weekend at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

"The last time we got together we won," he said. "The next time out we lost an engine in qualifying and didn't get to race again. That was the end of 2017 and last year we weren't able to get together. I'm excited to work with Nick and Kerry again. I enjoyed racing with them and at the time won the biggest race of my career with them."

Scelzi is coming off a weekend in North Carolina where the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season wrapped up during the Can-Am World Finals hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte. More than 50 of the top racers from around the country invaded the event. Scelzi qualified 12 th quickest in his group for the Friday show and 16th quickest in his group for Saturday's program.

"We buried ourselves in qualifying," he said. "For Friday night we didn't time in every well. I'm not sure why because I felt like we had decent speed and made good laps."

Scelzi started fourth, but quickly maneuvered into third place during a heat race on Friday.

"We got to third, which was the final lock-in spot to the feature, and I got slid through turns three and four," he said. "I didn't have a chance to get back to him because he drove away. That was it for that heat. In the Last Chance Showdown I was running seventh and racing with (Daryn) Pittman and Freddie (Rahmer) for a transfer into the feature. We got three wide on a restart and I was on the outside and ran out of room. It cut my right rear tire down."

The night ended with a DNF. Scelzi moved forward both times he was on the track Saturday, advancing from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and from 13th to 10th in the Last Chance Showdown.

"Being in the first heat race on Saturday, the track was probably the wettest we'd seen all weekend," he said. "We got one position on the start. It was one lane and you couldn't pass anyone. In the Last Chance Showdown we got to seventh fairly quick. I restarted on the bottom and I couldn't get a good start on the bottom both times I was down there. We lost some ground and didn't get a transfer into the main event. We didn't get the results we wanted so we're hopeful this Saturday goes better in Hanford."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 17 (8).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 10 (13).

SEASON STATS -

81 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 35 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 62 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Rose Transportation, Inc.

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"My mom and uncle started Red Rose Transportation in 1996 so it's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1," Scelzi said. "Everyone there has been an integral part of our team and we're grateful for their support."

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

 

 

Crockett Completes First Full Season on ASCS National Tour With Flying Colors

Inside Line Promotions - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (Nov. 13, 2019) - Roger Crockett deemed his first full season of undertaking the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour schedule as a success.

Crockett, who transplanted himself in Oklahoma prior to the start of the 2018 season, ran the entire ASCS National Tour this year for the first time ever and the results were strong. He finished the season ranked third in the championship standings after earning a pair of wins, 11 top fives and 21 top 10s in 31 starts.

"We started the year competing how I anticipated we would, but also knowing we had a lot of room for improvement," he said. "We hit a part of the year where expectations were much higher than how we were performing. Fortunately we were able to get headed the right way. We were hoping to win a few more races than we did, but after a rough summer to end up third in points and finish strong, we were certainly pleased.

"Going back to tracks a second time, I didn't realize how much easier that makes it. I think it makes it easier off the track. The little changes you make to the race car and having some expectation of what the track will do. There's more to that than I thought there'd be. I've always been good at going to new places and being good, but there is a difference going back to a track the second time."

Crockett's two national wins came at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., during a Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup preliminary night and at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the Winter Nationals.

"Winning at Skagit was a good one, but we won a race when we weren't really running that great at the time," he said. "To be able to fight back toward being consistent with top-five finishes and win one with consistency at the end of the year was the highlight. Another major thing was earlier in the year there were some races I didn't do a good job behind the wheel. Now I feel like I'm a much better driver after getting some confidence and some consistency."

Crockett's two ASCS National Tour victories were the most he's earned in a single season since 2013 and it marked his third straight season with a national triumph. He was also victorious at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., during a local event.

Additionally, Crockett ended the season tied for the third-most top 10s and tied for the fifth-most top fives during ASCS National Tour competition.

"I want to do the ASCS National Tour again," he said. "That's the No. 1 goal. We'll continue to prepare things for doing that.

"I'm grateful for all of our supporters. Route 66 Chevrolet and Route 66 Nissan, Phil Del Rosa and my dad have been key components to our success."

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 23 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 34 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Route 66 Chevrolet

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"We're grateful for the support of everyone at Route 66 Chevrolet, which is the premier Chevy dealer in the region," Crockett said. "Not only do they offer top-notch vehicles, but their customer service is highly rated. We recommend anyone who is in the Midwest and looking for a vehicle to check out www.Route66Chevrolet.com ."

Crockett would also like to thank Route 66 Nissan, BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, Champion Racing Oil, Bell Helmets, Rider Racing Engines, Tracker Native Tobacco, PAC Racing Springs/Schroeder Series Torsion Bars, Indy Race Parts and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Rallies to Sixth-Place Finish During Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2019) - A charge from 17 th to sixth on Saturday capped the 2019 season for Kraig Kinser.

"Having a good run at the end of the year is definitely nice," he said. "It makes the winter go a little bit easier. At the same time we want to get better for next year so it won't keep us from working hard to find more speed."

Kinser kicked off the Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte last Thursday when he qualified sixth quickest in his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series group for Friday's show and 12th quickest in his group for Saturday's program.

"I feel like we put ourselves in position to make both races in a tough field," he said. "We made it in the dash one night so we qualified good for Friday."

Kinser finished second in a heat race on Friday to advance into a dash. Unfortunately, he pulled the highest number and finished where he started - sixth. That lined him up 11th for the main event.

"It was the most we struggled all weekend," he said after placing 15 th. "We were good enough to hold our own, but not good enough to go forward. Every restart was a struggle to get going again. There was a good bunch of cars. There's some setup stuff and some choices I made as a driver that didn't play out like we wanted."

Saturday ended on a better note for Kinser, who maneuvered from fourth to third place in a heat race to lock into the A Main. He then charged from 17 th to sixth in the feature.

"We rebounded even though we were in a tougher position to start the main event," he said. "We had a good setup and stuff went our way. The car was good enough to roll the way I needed to make the turns. It worked for the lines I was running. We've been pretty good at Charlotte lately so it was on par with how I was hoping to be.

"I stayed mostly at the middle to the bottom. I went to the top a couple of times in turns one and two. I felt good enough to keep up. If they were running the bottom I'd float out to the middle or the top. Keeping air on my wings and trying to help the car have clean air was important and we were able to move around as we needed."

It marked Kinser's 28th top 10 of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 15 (11).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 6 (17).

SEASON STATS -

76 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 28 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 60 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

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"It's been a good match with another company close to us in Indiana," Kinser said. "They are pretty prominent in non-wing stuff and are building their winged program. They spent quite a bit of time getting us going. It's been a great partnership for us."

Kinser would also like to thank Sander Engineering, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Profile by Sanford, Border Tire, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, Blud Lubricants, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wilwood Brakes, Wings Unlimited, VanHorn Racing Graphics, Crow Enterprises, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, KSE Racing Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Allstar Performance, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Dyer's Top Rods, Racing Optics, Aerodine Composites Group, The Race Shack, Paint by Steve, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Integra Racing Shocks, Southern Pacific Farms and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Tests New Car Configuration During World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2019) - A new car didn't pan out the way Trey Starks hoped last weekend during the Can-Am World Finals.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver uncharacteristically struggled at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, which hosted the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event. It began on Thursday when the more than 50 drivers qualified for the Friday and Saturday programs.

"Nothing clicked like it had all year," he said. "It was a different car design. That's the first time we've done something different in three years. We tested it once before Charlotte and learned some things. We want it to be something we'll transition into. With it being the last race of the year and with qualifying for the Friday and Saturday shows on Thursday it makes it a tough weekend if you don't qualify well."

Starks timed in 23rd quickest in his group for Friday's event and 24th quickest in his group for Saturday's race. He finished eighth in a heat race each night, which relegated him to the C Main. Starks advanced from 11th to seventh in the C Main on Friday and from ninth to fourth on Saturday.

"We got a little better, but not good enough to make a difference," he said. "It gives us a different way of looking at things and may help us open our eyes for a few things about the previous car we were running. It's something we want to work with to make it more adaptable going to different places. We're going to evaluate it and see how we want to move forward."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 8 (8); C Main: 7 (11).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 8 (8); C Main: 4 (9).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 17 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 30 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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"Brown & Miller Racing Solutions has worked with members of our team for a long time," Starks said. "They are a trusted company that produces top-notch products so we are thrilled to have them support our team."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, Champion Brands, FK Rod Ends, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Moose Blocks, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Security Race Products, Benner's Butcher Shoppe and Darwin L. Martin Trucking for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Shows Improvement During Busy Season With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Nov. 13, 2019) - Alex Hill enjoyed a season of marked improvement in her second full year on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"We had a really good season," she said. "It definitely had more high points than our previous year.

"Unfortunately, we weren't able to finish the year as strong as we thought we would. We had a lot of bad luck the last couple of months, especially with our draws. But for the most part we had a successful season."

The 19-year-old achieved her primary goal of qualifying for more A Mains in 2019. She took the green flag in 24 ASCS main events this season, nearly doubling her total from 2018.

"I felt I improved a lot as a driver this year," said Hill, who finished 11 th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings - an improvement of two positions from 2018. "I think the main reason was that I had a lot more confidence this year due to having a full year of experience traveling with ASCS. My increase in confidence helped to make me more aggressive on the track than before.

"Our 2018 season was kind of tough. But I was able to put the difficult times from then behind me and use that experience to help me this year."

Hill is grateful for a quality crew that prepared a solid ride for her at each stop on the tour as well as others who made her racing possible.

"I really appreciate all the hard work from my crew," she said. "My crew chief, Daryl (Turford), is the best. This year, his dad - Peter - joined us full-time on the road when Ronnie Monture couldn't be with us all of the time. They're all great guys.

"Of course, I'm especially thankful for my mom and dad, who make it possible for me to live my dream of traveling around the country racing. And I appreciate all the help we get from our great sponsors."

Hill anticipates following a similar racing schedule next year.

"As of now we plan to run the ASCS National Tour again," she said. "We're waiting for the schedule to come out before we make any definite plans. I think our first race next year will be at East Bay in February."

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 18 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

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"Lettrage Pixel does the graphics for our car," Hill said. "They also designed my helmets. We're really happy with their work."

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

 

 

Let’s try again

“I said it two weeks ago and now I will say it again - Finally we are about to kick off our 13th season for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Heartland Raceway, this Saturday night – Nov 16. We were bitterly disappointed not being able to get a show in at Mildura but the Timmis Speedway Committee made the correct decision. As everyone knows rain outs are horrible but at least we didn’t get all our cars out and wheel pack for nothing.” Searle said.

The Flocon King of the River will now be over 3 rounds but still pays $2K to the winner. Moama this
Saturday, Murray Bridge on Nov 30th and final at Mildura on Dec 28th.

Series champ SA33 Mark Caruso slotted his 410 in last weekend to run USC at Murray Bridge but is back with the 360 to defend his championship. NT7 Hutchins / Brooks team was another to gain laps after running at Murray Bridge last weekend also. Daniel Evans will be driving for Shaun McClure in the VA8, with the washout proved positive for Evans after getting steel in his eye the week before Mildura which meant he had to withdraw from the show but with 2 weeks healing time he is good to go. ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock celebrated his 100th anniversary the last time the series was at Moama and Saturday night will be his 105th show proving his true dedication to the Series. V7 Paul Solomon ran his 410 at Avalon last weekend and gained more laps to start the season off. Young hard charger Mitch Smith battled the 410’s with his 360 also at Avalon to get more experience under his belt in
the V75. V60 Jordyn Charge has chosen to slot their 360 in this weekend; the talented youngster has been on the podium several times with the series and will be looking for another strong result.

Series regulars V16 James Wren, NT26 Tony Moule, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA32 Ben Gartner just to name a few are locked in. Series Rookies Green V71, Loader VA10 & Sandow VA99 all looking for a strong start to the season.

With the usual All Star giveaways, posters, driver autograph signing it will be lots a family fun. On track action starts from 6.00pm. November 16th Heartland Raceway, Moama

 

 

Shane Hopkins Fifth in Hunt Series Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the call to pilot the Brian Sperry No. 51 wingless car on Saturday night, Shane Hopkins had a good night during his debut with the Hunt Wingless Series as he picked up a fifth place finish.

“I have to thank Brian Sperry for giving me a shot in his car,’ Shane Hopkins said. “He has great equipment, and I had a blast mixing it up with the Hunt Series. I just made a couple of mistakes that cost us a shot at a win.”

Timing the C&H Veteran Enterprises backed No. 51 machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials, Hopkins would go on to pick up a second place finish in his heat race and earn a berth in the redraw.

Pulling the coveted one pill, Hopkins would lead the field to green in the what was the series’ final event of the 2019 season. Getting the jump, Hopkins would lead the way early and quickly find himself at the rear of the field and in traffic.

Behind him, Bradley Terrell was waiting in the wings, as he looked for any kind of opening that Hopkins gave him. Bobbling in traffic on the seventh circuit, Hopkins would give up the lead before falling to third three laps later as Jake Morgan got by.

Continuing to battle in the Top-5, Hopkins would make a couple more admitted mistakes that saw him slip back to fifth, where he would go on to finish.

“Brian and his guys really put a strong car underneath me, and put us in a position to win,” Hopkins said. “I made a few mistakes, but we knew there would be a learning curve with only one previous non wing start. Again, thanks to him for a great opportunity and a fun night of racing.”

Hopkins would like to thank High Sierra Industries, ARP, ADCO, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Soares Motorsports, Brian Sperry Racing, Capitol ACE Hardware, El Dorado Disposal, Gary Morgan Graphics, Jake Morgan Racing, Johnson Motorsports, MD Builders, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Image Salon and Spa, PT Shocks, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kyle Johnson Racing, and Petersen Media for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-31, Wins-1, Top-5’s-5, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP- Hopkins schedule is wrapped up for now, but is still open to sneaking in any races that he can find opportunity for over the winter months.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21.

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2019 Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction Saturday, December 7th!

Mesquite TX (11/13/19) by DarinShort.com. The annual Texas Motorsport Expo and Racer Auction will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at the Mesquite Convention Center. This event is a great place to auction off those unneeded items and re-stock for next racing season. The Expo will feature Exhibitor displays from top motorsports vendors, race tracks, racing series and more!

Bring the family! There will be plenty of fun for everyone – shop the exhibit booths and join in the auction!

Motorsport Expo and Auction Quick Facts:

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019 (one day only!)

Doors Open at 8:00am

Auction Starts at 9:00am

Location: Mesquite Convention Center 1700 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, Texas 75149

Admission: Adults - $15.00, Seniors/Military - $10.00, Ages 6-12 - $5.00, 5 and Under – Free.

Racer’s Auction: Open to the Public! This is a perfect opportunity to get a good price for your motorsport equipment, vehicles and supplies. Retailers … this is a perfect way to move inventory that has been on the shelf too long. All related motorsports items welcome in the auction!

Racer’s Auction Contacts: Tim Clonch or Matthew Rhone at (972) 289-7223 to reserve lot numbers for auction items.

Racer’s Auction Items Drop Off at the Mesquite Convention Center Friday, December 6th, 2019 between 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Trade Show Exhibitors: Booths in the Trade Show are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more, go to www.texasmotorsportexpo.com/vendors or contact Chelsie Lorenz at 972-290-7002. Download and complete the 2019 Texas Motorsport Expo Vendor Contract to get your spot secured today!

Trade Show Vendor Booth Setup: Mesquite Convention Center, Friday, December 6th, 2019 from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Exhibitors who have already signed up this year include Smiley’s Racing Products, Zamp Helmets, Sprint Car Bandits, Texas Sprint Series, IMCA, USRA, Texas Legend Cars, Lucas Oil, Landrum Springs, Keyser/Integra Springs, Axle Exchange/Fast Shafts, Wrisco Metal, Real Wheels, TruForm Wheel Covers, Velocita Motorsports Apparel, VP Fuel, Lonestar Super Gas, Minnesota Pneumatic Products, Abilene Radiator, Dirt Track Photography, Love Graphics, Outlaw Race Cars, Pit Stop Racing, TRC Race Cars, Kennedale Speedway Park, Abilene Speedway, Lonestar 600, RPM Speedway, Superbowl Speedway – with more to come!

Getting There: It’s easy getting there! From 635/LBJ Freeway South take exit 4 Military/Scyene. Travel south on the Service Road and you will see the complex (including the Hampton, Convention Center and Mesquite Rodeo). Mesquite Convention Center 1750 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, TX 75149.

$AVE on ROOMS at the Hampton Inn & Suites! If you are traveling to this event, the Hampton Inn & Suites (on the premises of the Mesquite Convention Center) will play host to attendees of this great event! There is an allotment of rooms saved to offer room discounts for this event. Hurry and book your room today to make sure you can get the event discount at: www.texasmotorsportexpo.com/locations/?i=19759

Make plans to catch up with your racing friends, meet with Series officials, Race Tracks and Vendors, grab some great deals on racing components – all under the same roof at the Texas Motorsport Expo on Saturday, December 7th! Please visit www.TexasMotorsportExpo.com for more information.

 

 

Hangtown 100 announces contingency program for November 19th and 20th at Placerville Speedway Purse and contingencies total over $150,000

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – November 12, 2019…With the inaugural Hangtown 100 ready to go green next week, event officials have announced a solid contingency program for the double header on Tuesday and Wednesday November 19th and 20th at Placerville Speedway.

Adding in contingency prizes and the overall purse, the USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midgets will be racing for upwards of $150,000, which confirms the Hangtown 100 to be the richest two-night Midget event ever held.

The USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets/ USAC Western States Midget Series will have the following contingency prizes up for grabs at the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100:

Stanton Engines ($500 Award to Quick Time driver running a Stanton Engine) Toyota Racing Development ($500 Award to Quick Time driver running a Toyota Engine) Esslinger ($500 Certificate good for work in their shop to Quick Time driver running an Esslinger) KSE (Steering Gear) DMI (Rear End) Keizer Racing Wheels (4 wheels) Stevie Smith (Titanium Kit) Bell Helmets (CF Helmet) Factory Kahne Shocks (Certificate) MPI (Certificate) CSI Shocks (Certificate) Swindell (Certificate)

“We want to send a big thank you to all of the companies that have come on board to support the Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway,” commented Elk Grove Ford President Matt Wood. “Adding in the contingency prizes, drivers and teams will be competing for upwards of $150,000 at the event. If anyone else would like to donate prizes or awards, please let us know as well. The car count is looking solid and the weather is looking perfect so we can’t wait for next week.”

As a heads up for race fans, in order to accommodate walk up sales at the Hangtown 100, online ticketing for the event will end on Friday November 15th at Midnight. After that tickets will be available only at the gate on race day.

A $10 “All Access” upgrade is also available that allows fans Pit Area access but maintains your seat in the Grandstands. Seating in the pits is limited. To reserve your seats online for November 19th and 20th simply visit www.hangtown100.com/tickets by Midnight on November 15th.

Following the action on opening night there will be a post-race party in the concession area with burritos, drinks, music and a lot of fun to be had. All fans and racers are encouraged to attend.

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 marks the first ever appearance by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series to the Placerville Speedway. Co-sanctioning each night with the National Midgets will be the California based USAC Western States Midget Series.

Tuesday’s PureCrop1 main event on November 19th will be 30-laps, $5,000-to-win and features the top-12 cars in combined points inverted.

Wednesday night’s Royal Truck Body A-main on November 20th will be 100-laps around the famed red clay oval with the winner picking up a $20,000 payday. The overall points champion for the two nights will pocket a $12,000 bonus.

Also competing both nights and rounding out the card will be the Wicked Energy Gum NW Focus Midgets presented by Cognitive Warriors. The Focus Midgets will contest a 50-lap feature during the Wednesday finale.

To stay up to date with event news be sure and visit www.hangtown100.com and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/hangtown100

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 www.placervillespeedway.com

 

 

Bradley Terrell Wins Hunt Series Season Finale as Jake Morgan and Barry Pries Motorsports Win Championship

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Stockton, CA)- Saturday night at Marysville Raceway, the season came to an end for the Joe Hunt Wingless Sprint Car Series, and while Bradley Terrell picked up his first win of the season with the series, it was Jake Morgan and Pries Motorsports celebrating their first series Championship.

With Shane Hopkins leading the field to green aboard the Brian Sperry Motorsports entry, Bradley Terrell would move into the second position as he chased after the early leader on what proved to be a racy Marysville Raceway surface.

Stalking Hopkins, Terrell was able to jump into the lead on the seventh lap and begin to create a bit of a gap between himself and the rest of the field. Behind the leaders, 2019 Hunt Series Champion, Jake Morgan was on the move from his seventh starting position, and was up into second just before the race’s halfway point and looking to put an exclamation point on the season.

With Morgan reeling Terrell in, the duo put on an entertaining battle through traffic as they ran wheel to wheel in the final feature event of the season. Taking the white flag side by side, Terrell never flinched as he beat Morgan to the strip by .17 seconds, as Morgan finished second and Dan Gonderman picked up the final position on the podium.

10th starting DJ Johnson charged forward to finish fourth, while Shane Hopkins, Josh Young, Nick Robfogel, Braidon Moniz, Scott Chapetta, and Bob Davis rounded out the Top-10.

Terrell kicked the night off by earning Quick Time Energy’s Fast Time award while Terry Schank won Benic Enterprise Heat 1, Morgan won Brown and Miller Heat 2, Braidon Moniz won King Racing Products Heat 3, and Boy Moniz won Santomauro Racing Products Heat 4.

By way of her 15th place finish Angelique Bell won the BR Motorsports Award, and Kevin Box was the Santomauro Racing Products Hard Charger.

ON TAP: 2019 as concluded.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 6th, Placerville Speedway), Jake Morgan (June 22nd, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 6th, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 20th, Merced Speedway), Shawn Jones (August 10th, Placerville Speedway), Cody Fendley (August 17th, Petaluma Speedway), Matt Stewart (August 23rd Stockton Dirt Track), Jake Morgan (August 25th, Stockton Dirt Track), Cody Spencer (November 1st, Stockton Dirt Track), Bradley Terrell (November 9th, Marysville Raceway).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleeson brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 see’s Gleeson come back aboard as the series embarks on an 11 race schedule at six different venues.

 

 

Justyn Cox Second at Mel Hall Memorial with C&M Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting the call last week to run for C&M Motorsports in Marysville, CA on Saturday night, Justyn Cox made the most of his opportunity as he turned in a very strong performance that netted him a second place finish.

“I had such a fun time racing with Cody, Mandi, and MF,” Justyn Cox said. “I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity and hopefully we can do it again in 2020.”

Cox got his night off to a strong start at a track that he has admittedly struggled at as of late as he timed the Moorfield Construction, Inc./PT Shocks/Alturas Tire/Legacy Specialties/Swartz Diesel backed machine in second fastest in time trials.

Picking up a fourth place finish in his heat race, the Clarksburg, CA driver would move into a the Dash where a second place finish lined him up on the front row of the 30-lap affair.

Getting a great start, Cox jumped out to the early lead. Leading the way early, Cox would quickly find himself in traffic and that allowed second running Andy Forsberg to close in on him.

With Cox working through traffic, Forsberg would see an opening on the 12th lap and set Cox back into the runner up spot. Continuing to battle through traffic and battle for the lead, Cox would forge his way back into the top spot, but an untimely yellow would negate Cox’s effort.

Back under green, Cox would continue to battle for the top spot, but with the way yellow and red’s flew, traffic was never another issue and Cox was able to get a run built up on the leader.

When it was all said and done, Cox capped a very strong first night aboard the C&M Motorsports entry as he took the checkered flag with a second place finish.

“The team gave me a perfect car every time we hit the track, and I just made a mistake in traffic and just unfortunately have to own it,” Cox added. “Again, really grateful for the opportunity Cody and Mandi gave me to officially close out the season, and it’s definitely a confidence booster to run well the first time in it.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-52, Wins-5, Top 5’s-21, Top 10’s-27

C&M Motorsports- Races-37, Wins-1, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: Justyn Cox and C&M Motorsports have both concluded their 2019 seasons.

 

 

Tanner Carrick 4th at Mel Hall Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back in a sprint car for the first time since late September, Tanner Carrick returned to California over the weekend where he picked up a fourth place finish aboard the Tanner Carrick Racing No. 83T.

“We had a pretty good night overall,” Tanner Carrick said. “We didn’t have the great pill draw luck, but still fun to come home a pick up a Top-5.”

Going out first on a bit of a sloppy track for qualifying time trials, Carrick would make the best of the situation as he would time the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in 11th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Moving into heat race action, Carrick would find himself on the front of his heat race after just sneaking into the inversion. Needing to win to advance into the Dash, Carrick would take care of business as he would fend off Sean Becker and grab the popular heat race win.

Pulling the six in the Dash draw, Carrick would finish in the sixth position which put him in the third row to start the 30-lap Mel Hall Memorial feature event. When the race went green, Carrick kept himself in the mix all night long as he battled with the likes of Andy Forsberg, Michael Ing, and Sean Becker.

Continuing to keep himself in the Top-5 lap after lap, Carrick would find himself battling with younger brother, Blake late in the feature event. As stoppages slowed the pace of the final laps, Carrick would take advantage of a final one and gain a spot as he moved into fourth where he would go on to cap his night.

“It was fun to get back home and get back in the sprint car,” Carrick said. “Thanks to everyone on our team for all of their hard work and putting us in a great position all night long.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 15, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 6

ON TAP: Carrick will reunite with Keith Kunz Motorsports this weekend as the USAC National Midget Series heads to Arizona Speedway.

 

 

The Shark Pockets Marysville Raceway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to work on Saturday night removed from a tough weekend in Stockton, CA, Sean Becker had a good night going at Marysville Raceway, however 10th place finish doesn’t reflect just how good the night was.

“We had a great car, I just tried to make something on the last restart and it didn’t stick,” Sean Becker said. “We were easily a podium car, and I hate that I kind of butchered the night for everyone.”

Piloting the Monhoff Racing No. 88n at the Mel Hall Memorial in Marysville, CA, ‘The Shark’ would time the M&M Structures entry in third fastest in qualifying time trials.

Moving into heat race action, Becker would line up in the second row and simply just need to transfer to earn a spot in the Dash. Doing more than that, Becker would jump into second and chase after Tanner Carrick for the top position. Unable to win, the second place run was still good enough to transfer Becker into both the feature event as well as the Dash.

Finishing third in the Dash, Becker would take the green flag from the second row for what would be his final sprint car start of the 2019 season. Hanging in the Top-three for much of the night, Becker would hound the likes of Justyn Cox and Andy Forsberg as they battled hard in front of him.

With cautions and stoppages marring the final stages of the race, a late restart would see Becker try and take advantage and get a run on the lead duo. Pushing to hard Becker would loop the 88n machine and it would relegate him to a 10th place finish.

“I just pushed the issue to hard and it spun,” Becker said. “We should have finished on the podium. Thanks to Dan Monhoff for everything he does for my family and I, an everyone that helps on his car.”

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-49, Wins-8, Top 5’s- 21, Top-10’s- 35

ON TAP: The 2019 Sprint Car season has come to a close for Sean Becker.

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.


 

Blake Carrick Hard Charges to Fifth Place Finish at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to Marysville Raceway after a strong run at the track just two weeks ago, Blake Carrick overcame a tough start to his night and fought hard to pick up a fifth place finish.

“We got off to a pretty slow start, but we all kept with it, and rebounded to make it a really nice night for our team,” Blake Carrick said.

Timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B machine in 21st quick in qualifying time trials, the Lincoln, CA driver would find himself back in the third row for heat race competition.

On a track that was extremely narrow in heat race action, Carrick would finish in the sixth position and be forced to run in the night’s ‘B-Main.” Lining up fifth in the semi, Carrick was able to maneuver around the Marysville Raceway as the track had widened out over the course of the night.

Working his way up to a second place finish, the Lincoln, CA driver had successfully raced into the 30-lap feature event and his night was far from over.

Lining up in the 18th starting position, Carrick would driver a smart race as he was mired in dense traffic much of the night. Taking a liking to the high side of the speedway, Carrick was able to make up ground and work his way forward.

Taking advantage of some late restarts, the younger Carrick brother would make continuous moves as he raced inside the Top-10. Continuing to work his way forward, Carrick would close his night out with a fifth place finish and cap a very nice run through the field.

“It was good to bounce back like we did,” Blake Carrick said. “Thanks to everyone on our race team for sticking with me and giving me a really good car in the ‘A’.

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

ON TAP: Blake will be idle for a couple of weeks before returning to action at Ventura Raceway November 27th and 28th.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-52, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-12

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

 

 

TMAC TUESDAY- That’s a Wrap on 2019

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though the season ending World Finals did not go how Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl had hoped, with the curtain closed on 2019, TMAC is pleased how the first year together went.

“World Finals is such a cool event, and I had hoped we had could have a better run, but we just had really bad luck on qualifying night, and that really put us in a bind for the rest of the weekend,” McCarl said. “Definitely not making any excuses, we just battled a vibration on Thursday, and played catch up. Like I said, a fantastic event for the fans and teams and I look forward to getting back to it.”

Taking the car they ran at the recent Texas ASCS Nationals where they picked up a win and a fifth place finish, a nasty vibration arose in hot laps on Thursday night. Changing a few things before Saturday night time trials, the vibration was still there, and that led to an engine change before Friday time trails.

With the vibration still prevalent and making things extremely difficult, McCarl would actually clip an infield barrier, and be nearly last in time trials for both nights.

“It was by far the worst vibration I have ever had, and were still not sure what it was,” TMAC added. “We gave it a go from the back, but that event is too deep to dig out of a hole like that. Even though it was a tough way to end our season, what a 2019 we had with Rick and Barb Rogers and all of our partners.”

Looking back at the year, McCarl and company bounced around the country and found success everywhere they went as the Altoona, IA driver picked up six feature event wins, and those wins each came in a different state.

Winning the season opening 360 Nationals in Florida, TMAC then went on to pick up wins in Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, and at the aforementioned Texas Motor Speedway, in Texas, which was the 69th different track he has won at in his storied career.

“It is great to travel around and win with different sanctioning bodies in different states,” McCarl said. “It truly shows how diverse our team is.”

Moving forward, McCarl and Destiny Motorsports are pleased to announce that in 2020 they will be back together putting together a similar schedule they ran in 2020.

“It is fun when you can pick and choose your schedule, and chase races and tracks you want to compete at,” McCarl noted.

As 2019 comes to a close, Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl are putting together their marketing partner line up for the season ahead, and invite anyone interested in joining the team as a partner to reach out.

“We are really excited for what we have put together in 2019, and what we are working towards in 2020,” he said. “If anyone wants to get involved please reach out.”

With snow falling across the country, remember it is time to visit www.thesnowplow.com for your plowing needs.

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, TheSnowPlow.com, Bosma Poultry, Inc., STC, JLT Ent., KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Country Builders Construction, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Rens Trucking, Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, Kilani Fenders, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, The Barrel House, Central Iowa Sheds, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, AL Drivelines, Saldana Tanks, Smith Titanium, and Scribner Engineering for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 54, Wins-6, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-29.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports have concluded their 2019 season.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

Madsen Closes 2019 World of Outlaws Season at World Finals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to Charlotte, NC for one final weekend of racing with the World of Outlaws in 2019, Ian Madsen’s Friday night run of 13th would highlight his weekend after an early tangle on Saturday all but ended his night.

“It was a frigid weekend, but my guys gave me a great effort,” Ian Madsen said. “We got our weekend off to a decent start with qualifying on Thursday and Friday night we ran decent. Saturday night cars got out of shape in front of us on the start and it tore us up pretty bad.”

With the action kicking off on Thursday night with two separate qualifying sessions to set the field for Friday and Saturday, Madsen would time the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 entry in third fastest for Friday and eighth quickest for Saturday’s show.

On a wickedly cold Friday night, Madsen would take care of business in his heat race as a win propelled him into one of the twin Dashes. Finishing second in Dash one, Madsen would line up in the third starting position for the 30-lap feature event.

Slipping back to sixth on the start of the race, Madsen would look to keep his machine inside the Top-10 as passing would be tough on this night would the track extremely slick and abrasive. Falling back a few more positions in the race’s waning laps, Madsen would cap the night with a 13th place finish.

Saturday night saw the St Marys, NSW driver finish fourth in his heat race, but in the six-heat format he would not transfer into the feature event.

Forced into the LCS, Madsen would pick up a fourth place finish and successfully race his way into the final feature event of the season with the World of Outlaws.

With the first start getting waived off due to a yellow, the next attempted start would see cars get together in three and four and leave Madsen with nowhere to go.

Going to the work area with damage to the rear of his car, the KCP Racing crew would change what they could and get Madsen back on track.

Beaten and battered, Madsen would battle a wicked vibration through the 30-lap feature as he ended his World of Outlaws season with an 18th place finish.

“It wasn’t the end result we were hoping for, but a lot of good came from this year,” Ian Madsen said. “I have to thank everyone involved with our team for their hard work and dedication. We will have some news out soon about what our exact plans for 2020 will look like. Again, thanks to everyone for their support.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-78, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 16, Top 10’s-38

ON TAP: Ian and the KCP Racing team have concluded their 2019 season.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Captures Fourth ASCS Gulf South Region Championship to Highlight 2019 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Nov. 12, 2019) - The 2019 season featured the lightest schedule Channin Tankersley has ever tackled.

Although the Old School Racing driver only had 16 winged sprint car starts, he made the most of it by earning a trio of victories, nine top fives and 11 top 10s.

"We had a pretty solid year," he said. "We didn't race as much as we normally do. For what we did race, whether it was around home or away from home, we were a contender. That was pretty nice. Everything went relatively smooth."

Tankersley also garnered his fourth ASCS Gulf South Region championship in the last six years. It marked his second straight title and third in the last four years. However, it wasn't until a win during the season finale that Tankersley secured the championship.

The victory was his second of the season during ASCS Gulf South Region action, giving him at least one win per season during each of the last nine years with the Texas-based series.

Tankersley's final triumph of the year was his first career with the Sprint Bandits Series during a race that he lapped up to second place.

He also did well on a national stage by scoring the Hard Charger Award during the opening night of the famed Short Track Nationals.

"We had some good moments this year despite not racing a ton," Tankersley said. "I want to thank Old School Racing for the opportunity along with my dad and crew. We're hopeful we can do more traveling next year and show up to more big events."

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shriners Hospitals for Children

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"Our car owner Bruce Griffith is a long-time supporter of Shriners Hospitals for Children, which does amazing things for children in need," Tankersley said.

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

 

 

Shaffer Earns Hard Charger Award for Sides Motorsports During World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 12, 2019) - Tim Shaffer highlighted the Can-Am World Finals for Sides Motorsports by earning the Hard Charger Award on Friday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Shaffer's hustle from 24th to 14th marked the most cars passed during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main event. It was also the best result of the weekend for Shaffer and team owner Jason Sides.

"I felt like we could have been a little better and he could have got a top 10, which would have been good starting 24th," Sides said. "The track was spotty with rubber, but got cleaned off enough it didn't lay it down. It ground the tires off and you could move around the track. It was down to the cords of the left rear and right rear at the end."

Both Sides and Shaffer qualified in the top 15 in their group for both shows. However, with more than 50 cars competing and a six-heat race format, neither driver finished in the top three of a heat race to lock into the main event.

"We could have been better in qualifying with more gear the way the track was," Sides said. "When you have that caliber of cars you have to be on the front row of a heat race. It's hard to pass. Also, on Friday and Saturday you go into the heat races without hot lapping or anything so that makes it tough."

Shaffer powered from 11th to sixth in the Last Chance Showdown on Friday to garner the final transfer position into the A Main. He continued to move forward by gaining 10 more positions in the feature to place 14th.

Shaffer used a provisional to start 27th in Saturday's main event. He picked up a handful of spots to finish 23rd.

"We went a little further with the setup on Saturday from how we had it Friday," Sides said. "We were the feature before the late models so the track wasn't as cleaned off as the night before. They moved the tires in and that threw a lot of mud on the race track. We just missed it a bit with how the car was set up."

QUICK RESULTS -

Jason Sides:

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 16 (5).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 8 (5); B Main: 18 (12).

Tim Shaffer:

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 6 (11); Feature: 14 (24).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 7 (6); Feature: 23 (27).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

108 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 19 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 68 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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"R.E. Enterprises does a lot for us and we really appreciate their support," Sides said. "Chris and everybody over there are just as good of friends as they are partners."

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Scores Top 10 at World Finals to Wrap Up Season

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 12, 2019) - Kerry Madsen posted a top-10 result last Friday during the opening round of the Can-Am World Finals, which was his final event of the season.

The KI Crossbows sponsored Big Game Motorsports driver was solid throughout the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The event began on Thursday when the more than 50 drivers completed qualifying runs for the Friday and Saturday programs.

Madsen set quick time in his group for Friday and he was fourth quickest for Saturday.

"We qualified really well for both nights," he said. "I was really pleased. The motor ran really good and the car was great."

A third-place result in a heat race each night missed a spot in the dash by only one position, but it locked Madsen into the 14th starting spot both nights.

"We ran really well on a rubber-down track Friday and ran it up to eighth," he said. "We had a good race car and could attack. The first part of it, like the first five laps, I was hanging in there. Then we got some good lines going. Turns three and four took rubber so it was one lane, but in turns one and two you could sort of race and attack."

The eighth-place outing was Madsen's 11th career top 10 at the track. Unfortunately, Madsen ran into trouble on Saturday when he was involved in an early multiple-car incident in turns three and four.

"On the fourth attempt on the start I got taken out from behind," he said. "It caused a big melee and we were no good after that. We restarted at the back and made a bit of progress, but weren't very good so we pulled in about midway."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 8 (14).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 21 (14).

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 2 wins, 15 top fives, 28 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 51 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Delamont and Sutherland Commit to Classic as Vic Title Night Looms

This Saturday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool the Victorian Sprintcar Title and Formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup will go on the line as a part of night two of the 2019-20 season.

With talent laden fields set to duke it out on Saturday night in both divisions, it promises to be a great night of action with the likes of McFadden, Veal, Anderson, Lines, Mollenoyux and Co all keen to arrest the Victorian Title Crown from the current Champ David Murcott.

The Formula 500’s always provide exciting racing and with defending Jack Willsher Cup Champion Liam Williams set to lock horns with current Aussie Champ Josh Buckingham along with the likes of Jack Bell, Dylan Willsher and experienced campaigners Tim Rankin and Rob Rankin the action is sure to be red hot.

Danny Carroll will also make a welcome return to the Formula 500 Ranks, having plied his trade on the racing scene in the United States in recent times.

Aside from all of the excitement of this coming weekend’s racing, the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic continues to loom large with Young, New South Wales’ Jackson Delamont joining Mt. Gambier South Australia’s Glen Sutherland amongst the early season entrants.

Delamont will again pilot the N48 KRE powered Cool Chassis with support from Mad Harry’s Steel, Total Steel Sydney, Tyres Plus in Orange and JD Shock Repair.

In 2019 Jackson finished 13th in the B-Main and will be looking to qualify his way into the coveted 24 car field for the Classic finale on Sunday January 26.

Glen Sutherland missed the 2019 Classic through injury and will return to the Classic as part of a big 2019-20 season that once again will see Sutherland contract to World Series Sprintcars.

A new piece of the puzzle for the likeable South Aussie has been the employment of new Crew Chief Matt Griffiths, who in more recent times has worked for the likes of Keneric racing and Kerry Madsen amongst others.

Griffiths brings a wealth of experience and will no doubt have the Gambier Earth Movers S20 Rider powered Maxim ready to roll come Classic time.

All race fans are reminded that on-line ticket sales for not only the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic but every meeting of the 2019-20 season at Sungold Stadium commenced on October 21.

The 2020 48th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2019 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au


 

World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet returns to Placerville Speedway for the Hangtown 100

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – November 11, 2019…After locking up the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series title this past weekend Grass Valley, California native Brad Sweet is now set for a return engagement to Placerville Speedway for the Hangtown 100 on November 19th and 20th.

Sweet, who resides in Placerville during his off time, claimed 16 main event victories en route to his initial World of Outlaws championship this season. The “Big Cat” wrapped up the title last Saturday by just four-points over Fargo North, Dakota’s Donny Schatz.

At the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 in Placerville next week, Sweet will pilot the Willie Kahne owned Factory Kahne No. 67z machine with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National and Western States Midgets. The 33-year-old has captured 11 career wins with the USAC National Midget Series and hopes to add on at the upcoming double header, which showcases an over $130,000 purse.

Sweet is scheduled to be a part of the pre-race autograph session at the Hangtown 100 that also features drivers Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chad Boat, “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney, Logan Seavey, Justin Grant, Tanner Thorson, Rico Abreu, Shane Golobic, Zeb Wise and others.

“We are excited to have Brad Sweet compete at the inaugural Hangtown 100 in Placerville,” commented Elk Grove Ford President Matt Wood. “Having a driver that just wrapped up the World of Outlaws championship last weekend certainly adds even more star power to the event. We look forward to having Brad as a part of our pre-race autograph session as well. The weather is looking fantastic, so we encourage everyone to reserve their seats today.”

As a heads up for race fans, in order to accommodate walk up sales at the Hangtown 100, online ticketing for the event will end on Friday November 15th at Midnight. After that tickets will be available only at the gate on race day.

A $10 “All Access” upgrade is also available that allows fans Pit Area access but maintains your seat in the Grandstands. Seating in the pits is limited. To reserve your seats online for November 19th and 20th simply visit www.hangtown100.com/tickets by Midnight on November 15th.

Following the action on opening night there will be a post-race party in the concession area with burritos, drinks, music and a lot of fun to be had. All fans and racers are encouraged to attend.

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 marks the first ever appearance by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series to the Placerville Speedway. Co-sanctioning each night with the National Midgets will be the California based USAC Western States Midget Series.

Also competing both nights and rounding out the card will be the Wicked Energy Gum NW Focus Midgets presented by Cognitive Warriors.

To stay up to date with event news be sure and visit www.hangtown100.com and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/hangtown100

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 www.placervillespeedway.com

 

Brent Marks caps 2019 World of Outlaws campaign 13th at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (November 11, 2019) – It was a long, grueling road for Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks, but the journey is now complete, officially concluding his 2019 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a 13th place performance during the annual World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Marks, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car, had to earn his World Finals highlight the hard way, eventually forced to utilize a World of Outlaws provisional starting position to line-up 26th on Saturday’s main event grid.

In 30 circuits, Marks advanced 13 positions, a feat he has been able to accomplish on multiple occasions in 2019. In fact, Marks earned a Series-leading seven KSE Hard Charger Awards in 2019, an award given to the driver who advances the most feature positions during every World of Outlaws program.

“What a season. It’s pretty tough to comprehend that it’s over already,” Brent Marks said, who earned one World of Outlaws victory in 2019: the $65,000 National Open at Williams Grove Speedway. “I think we were fast enough to work our way toward a top-ten on Saturday night. But, we’ll take what we earned and move forward. It was a fun season. All of my partners, my team, and my family make a dream like possible. I can’t wait until next year.”

In addition to his $65,000 National Open triumph, Marks earned 24 other top-ten performances with the Greatest Show On Dirt this season, six of them inside the top-five.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Wicked Cushion, Russell Heller Builders, Memtec Services. Associate Sponsors: Wolfrun Landscapes, Cajun Kennels, Road Runner Race Fuels. Product Sponsors: FK Shocks, HP Engines, Kistler Engines, Saldana Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Wings Unlimited, DMI, High Performance Lubricants, K1 Race Gear, Bell Helmets, CR Graphics, RRi, Fully Injected Motorsports, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wilwood Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com.

Fans are encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing.

STATS:
FINAL Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics:
WoO Top-5s: 7
WoO Top-10s: 25
WoO Wins: 1
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2019 Highlights: Advanced from 26th to finish 11th at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 27. Bounced ahead from 17th to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 15. Finished sixth at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, April 5. Finished 11th at Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway on Friday, April 26. Finished eighth during Morgan Cup finale at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Rallied from 14th to finish seventh at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 27. Scored back-to-back top-five finishes [4th & 2nd] during Music City Outlaw Nationals at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 31 & June 1. Earned pair of top-ten finishes during three race stretch; eighth at Fairbury Speedway on June 4 and fifth at Granite City on Saturday, June 8. Finished ninth at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 22. Finished 14th in Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex on Saturday, June 29. Finished fourth at Brown County Speedway on July 3. Finished fourth at Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday, July 5. Finished tenth from 13th at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 13. Finished eighth during #LetsRaceTwo make-up at Eldora Speedway on July 17. Hard charged from 16th to finish third during 2019 Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 20. Finished ninth during Summer Nationals opener at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 26. Rallied from 15th to finish eighth during opening night of Ironman weekend on Friday, August 2. Finished sixth during Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-main. Finished 17th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main. Finished ninth at Black Hill Speedway on Friday, August 23. Finished sixth at Skagit Speedway on Saturday, August 31. Finished tenth at Willamette Speedway on Wednesday, September 4. Finished tenth during Silver Dollar Speedway’s Gold Cup on Saturday, September 7. Highlights three-race weekend with 12th place finish at Stockton Dirt Track on Friday, September 13. Finished ninth at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday, September 21. Scored Williams Grove Speedway National Open victory worth $65,000; largest victory of career and largest payday in Williams Grove Speedway history. Finished seventh during Tri-State Speedway start on Sunday, October 13. Hard Charged from 22nd to ninth during Lakeside Speedway start on October 18. Finished tenth during Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on October 19. Hard Charged to a top-ten finish at Port Royal Speedway during Nittany Showdown opener on October 25 [23rd to 10th].

Dietrich experiences tough luck in Charlotte; Potential BAPS visit on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (November 11, 2019) – Although his 2019 World Finals campaign was engulfed with bad luck and frustrating results, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich made the most of his visit to The Dirt Track at Charlotte and concluded the three-day World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series finale with one main event start, missing a second by a pair of Last Chance Showdown (LCS) positions. The 14-time feature winner in 2019 highlighted all World Finals results with a 20th place feature score on Saturday, November 9.

Despite an eighth place outing in Friday’s Last Chance Showdown, ultimately missing main event competition, Dietrich put on an impressive display to get to that position; winning the evening’s C-main before rallying from 17th in the LCS. A mechanical misfortune during his respective heat race was the evening’s overall catalyst.

“The last two months have not been kind to us. If it weren’t for bad luck, we would have no luck at all. We’re ready for this chapter to be over,” Danny Dietrich explained, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “Regardless, it was a great season for our team and I’m proud of my guys. I think we had enough potential to win three or four more races this year, but we’ll keep our heads up high and keep working hard. That’s all we can do.”

If all goes according to plan, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will make the short trip to BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven on Saturday, November 16, and participate in the annaul Sprint Showdown; the final 410 sprint car race in the United States for 2019. The afternoon showstopper will award a $10,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

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

STATS:
2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)
2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 47
Top-10s: 61
Wins: 14

2019 Wins: 14 (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)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively. Charged from eighth to win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20; fourth victory of the season and fourth different track. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Earned podium finishes at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 11; second during Outlaw tune-up and third during make-up event from Saturday, May 4. Scored back-to-back podium finishes during World of Outlaws competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18. Won World of Outlaws main event at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway on May 21. Finished second during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Won Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on May 25. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Won seventh main event of 2019 with last corner pass at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 31. During four-day stretch, scored five top-ten finishes including All Star victory at Weedsports Speedway on Sunday, June 9; finished seventh at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, June 6, second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 7, sixth and second, respectively, during Twin 20s action at Port Royal on June 8. Won at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Won at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 21. Finished second during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, June 22. Ended PA Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes, third in final Speedweek standings. Earned three consecutive podium finishes on July 12-14; third at Williams Grove Speedway, All Star Circuit of Champions win at Orange County Fair Speedway, and third place finish at Lebanon Valley Speedway, also with All Star Circuit of Champions. Scored 12th win of the season during Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on July 19. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway during World of Outlaws Summer Nationals; fifth and seventh, respectively. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Dream Race. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered]. Finished ninth during Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday, August 5. Earned three consecutive top-five finishes during action on August 16-19; fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, won at Lincoln Speedway and second at Trail-Way Speedway. Finished third at Grandview Speedway on August 22. Finished sixth during second Jack Gunn Memorial feature at Williams Grove Speedway on August 23. Earned Keith Kauffman Tribute victory at Williams Grove Speedway on August 30. Finished second during fair opener at Port Royal Speedway on August 31. Finished fifth with All Stars at Bedford Speedway on September 5. Finished fourth during $52,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on September 7. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 13, and eighth at Selinsgrove Speedway during Jim Nace Memorial/National Open on Saturday, September 14. Earned back-to-back runner-up finishes during All Star action at Lincoln Speedway and Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 & 22. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on September 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on September 28. Finished sixth during Williams Grove Speedway National Open preliminary on October 4.

Brock Zearfoss highlights World Finals trip with 11th place run Friday

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (November 11, 2019) – Although the three-time All Star Circuit of Champions winner in 2019 missed World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main event competition on Saturday to conclude his annual trip to Charlotte, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss certainly put together an impressive campaign on Friday at The Dirt Track and finished 11th during feature action.

Zearfoss, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/No. 3Z sprint car, earned his way into Friday’s main event by finishing third during his respective heat race, and with six heat races on the agenda, a third place finish was just enough.

“We enjoy making the trip to Charlotte for the World Finals. It’s a fun way to end the season,” Brock Zearfoss explained, who ended his 2019 race schedule with four victories, one of which a URC triumph at Port Royal Speedway. “I can’t thank my team, my partners and my family enough for their hard work this season. We experienced a little bit of everything this year, but we hung tough and did a lot of great things. I’m already getting excited for 2020.”

With no plans to visit BAPS Motor Speedway for the annual Sprint Showdown on November 16, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will begin rebuilding for 2020. Additional news and information regarding Zearfoss’ upcoming campaign will be posted in the near future.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Maxim Chassis, Simpson Racing Products, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline.

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

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

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

2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2019 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 4
Top-5s: 20
Top-10s: 39

2019 Wins: 4 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019) (Attica Raceway Park [ASCoC]: 8/31/2019 – $10,000) (Port Royal Speedway [URC/360]: 10/19/2019).

2019 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes [6th, 8th] against All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park (Fla.). Finished sixth from 13th during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on March 10. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on March 16 & 17. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 23. Finished fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Rallied from 16th to finish seventh at Port Royal Speedway on April 6. Earned a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished third during All Star action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 11. Rallied from 11th to finish second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Finished sixth during Sprint Car World Championship preliminary main event on Friday, May 31. Earned first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions victory during visit to Outlaw Speedway on Friday, June 7. Finished fifth at Stateline Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Earned a pair of fourth place finishes during Ohio Sprint Speedweek; Muskingum County Speedway and Wayne County Speedway. Finished fifth in final Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings. Completed July All Star/PA Sprint Speedweek swing that included two All Star top-ten finishes and two PA Speedweek top-ten finishes. Finished sixth during All Star action at Orange County Fair Speedway on July 13. Earned second All Star victory of season at Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 14. Qualified for $175,000-to-win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 20. Finished sixth at Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, July 25. Finished eighth at Jackson Motorplex on Friday, July 26. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered]. Finished second during start at Plymouth Speedway. Finished ninth at Grandview Speedway on August 22. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway during Salute to the Troops program on August 25. Finished fourth during Brad Doty Classic opener at Attica on August 30. Won Brad Doty Classic finale worth $10,000 on August 31. Finished seventh at Bedford Speedway on Thursday, September 5. Finished sixth during ‘Night Before The Tuscarora 50’ at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, September 6. Finished eighth during ‘Night Before The Knittel’ at Atomic Speedway on Friday, September 13; Hard Charger Award (17th to 8th). Finished second during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on September 19. Earned back-to-back All Star top-tens during Williams Grove’s Hinnershitz Memorial and Lincoln’s Dirt Classic on Friday and Saturday, September 20 & 21. Finished eighth during 4-Crown Nationals opener at Eldora Speedway on Friday, September 27. Finished fourth twice on Saturday, October 12; once during BAPS 410 start and once during BAPS 358/360 URC Challenge event. Won URC main event during Port Royal’s Open Wheel Madness on October 19. Finished 14th against World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway on October 25.


 

Pair of World Finals podiums not enough; Schatz finishes four points short of Brad Sweet for 2019 WoO championship

Dates: Thursday through Saturday, November 7th-9th
Event: World of Outlaws World Finals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 2nd (6th)
Saturday: 3rd (8th)

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings (FINAL): 2nd – 9994 points (four points behind Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 11, 2019) – Despite ending his 2019 World Finals weekend on an impressive and consistent note, earning back-to-back podium performances at The Dirt Track at Charlotte including a runner-up finish to kick-off the weekend on Friday, November 8, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz finished just shy of the ultimate goal and missed attaining an eleventh World of Outlaws championship by four points – the closest championship finish in Series history.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, finished second and third during his World Finals starts, rallying ahead from sixth to finish second on Friday, followed by a hard-fought battle to third from eighth on Saturday. Considering the championship margin was two points entering the final night of competition at The Dirt Track, Schatz needed to finish at least two positions ahead of championship contender, Brad Sweet, during Saturday’s A-Main to clinch the overall title; Sweet finished second.

“We dug everything we could. I drove it as hard as I could,” Schatz said. “Andy Durham, who built this engine did a great job. He told me earlier tonight, ‘Just run it. Pretend that there’s a fan blade there and you’re trying to trim your toenails.’ I did that. It just wasn’t good enough.”

Not going down without a fight, Schatz did everything he could to find speed during the 30-lap feature program on Saturday, and at one point, drove by Sweet to earn the championship advantage. Unfortunately for Schatz, a slip up the race track while exiting turn four gave Sweet an opening to get back by the ten-time champion.

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing concluded their 2019 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season with a head-turning 65 top-ten feature finishes in 72 feature starts, 48 of which resulting in finishes inside the top-five. In addition, Schatz captured 11 feature victories in 2019, most recently at the ‘Speed Palace’ that is Port Royal Speedway.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (FINAL)
World of Outlaws Races: 72
World of Outlaws Wins: 11
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 48
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 65

 

Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show Set for November 22 and 23, 2019.

Major Sponsors Return for Third Annual Show/Many Auction Highlights.

SYRACUSE, NY – The Northeast Racing Products Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet (NRP) is getting ready for its third annual event showcasing the very best vendors in all forms of motorsports. The weekend of November 22 and 23, 2019 are the dates and the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY is the site.

Major sponsors have returned to back the annual event which is a mere few booths of a sell out. The event will once again be fueled by VP Racing Fuels while rolling in a Keizer Aluminum Wheels wrapped by Hoosier Racing Tires. The auction area will be sponsored by the Weedsport Speedway and Kartway.

The show over the years saw a wide array of vendors from dirt track, to asphalt, modified, sprint car, any type of racing you can think of, it was represented. “To have the show only a few days away gets all of us excited," noted promoter Jeremie Corcoran, "We are just about sold out, the response from the vendors has been overwhelming and those vendors is also adding many new parts for the auction."

Some of the auction highlights is the complete rolling chassis from Bicknell Racing Products, Troyer Race Cares is supplying a frame and body as well as Bernheisel Components/Lazar Chassis Late Models. The Donath MotoWorx/Pace Performance Crate Engine was a big hit last year and new for the 2019 show is a frame and body from DKM Fabrication.

Any company that is interested in the 2019 NRP event is encouraged to contact Jeremie as soon as they can at (315) 374-2839 or email northeastracingproducts@yahoo.com.

"If someone wants to get into the show at the last minute we sure won't turn them around, we will find space," Corcoran added, "This show is for everyone and we hope it continues to grow."

You can visit the website www.northeastracingproducts.com and find info on the Facebook page by simply searching Northeast Racing Products.

November 22 and 23, 2019…The Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show is getting ready to show you a big variety of motorsports and for the third year in a row!

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Hustles to Top-Five Outing During Sprint Car Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi capped his winged sprint car season with a top-five finish last Saturday during the Can-Am World Finals for the second straight season.

Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen enjoyed a solid weekend during the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The action began for the more than 50 drivers on Thursday when everyone qualified for both the Friday and Saturday programs.

Scelzi timed in fifth quickest in his group for Friday's action and third quickest in his group for Saturday's race.

"We qualified good both days," he said. "It's everything, especially with the format. You have to qualify good. The way the track was on Saturday it was locked-down fast in the heat. You had to qualify good and put yourself in position to start up front in a heat race."

Scelzi finished where he started in both a heat race - second - and dash - fourth - on Friday. That lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We had a nozzle line come off and it caught fire," he said. "I think I was running 10th about midway through the race. I smelled it burning and pulled into the infield. Thankfully no flames came into the cockpit."

The incident ended the night early for Scelzi, who rebounded with a stellar run on Saturday. He placed second in a heat race and fifth in a dash to garner the 10th starting position for the main event.

"We had a lot better feature than Friday," he said. "I made better decisions early and got going. The track came to us. I didn't need that last yellow. I got to fourth and stuck my nose underneath Donny (Schatz) for third when the caution came out. Donny got a better restart and I couldn't get back to him after that.

"Saturday was a long day. We blew up a motor in the dash on Friday before we had the incident in the main event. We pulled that motor out and changed it. Then we started that day's race at 3 p.m. It was nice to end the season on a high note. We're going into the offseason happy."

It marked his sixth top five of the season with the series.

While the sprint car season has concluded, Scelzi will pilot a midget for Tucker-Boat Motorsports during the final six USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series races of the year beginning this Friday and Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., during the 52nd annual Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 22 (7).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 4 (10).

SEASON STATS -

65 races, 8 wins, 22 top fives, 36 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., during the 52nd annual Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

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"K&N Filters gives our motors the maximum performance they can possibly have," Scelzi said. "They are the best product on the market and we've enjoyed getting to know everyone at K&N throughout the years."

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

 

 

Sammy Swindell Makes Progress Throughout Debut in New Car at World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2019) - Sammy Swindell moved forward during every race he entered last weekend at the Can-Am World Finals, which was his final sprint car event of the year.

Swindell made his debut in the Trey Hoddick owned No. 1 during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where the team timed in 20th quickest for Friday's program and 17th quickest for Saturday's program on Thursday.

"I guess it was okay for the circumstances," Swindell said. "Once we qualified that was our weekend. I think we could have had it just a bit better on the race car and got the motor tuned up. It's just some little details. All we got was three or four hot laps and then we had to qualify. We had some new bars in that had some sort of wind up on them so we couldn't tell a whole lot from hot laps. We knew from the first round (of qualifying) we were off a little. We tried to get it a little better for the second round. We needed one more round. A tenth would have moved us up a long way. Just being off that little bit wasn't bad for a new car, new people, a whole new thing.

"A lot people don't understand, 'You should just jump in the car and go.' When you're looking at a tenth of a second it's hard to find a sweet spot before you unload the car. We made some changes after the second round and went a little different on the tune-up and in the heat race on Friday it was better. We made some gains every time."

Swindell maneuvered from seventh to fourth place in a heat race and from fifth to fourth place in the C Main on Friday. He advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and from 16th to 11th in the Last Chance Showdown on Saturday.

"I think we did good," he said. "It's a different kind of car than I've driven. We didn't really have any problems. The three days went along really easy and every time we improved, but for that format that's not good enough. It's all about the first day of qualifying."

Next up, Swindell is scheduled to pilot his midget Dec. 19-21 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., during the Arizona Sport Shirts Gateway Dirt Nationals Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 4 (7); C Main: 4 (5).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 11 (16).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 11 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Dec. 19-21 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the Arizona Sport Shirts Gateway Dirt Nationals Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

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

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

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

 

 

Wilson Wraps Up Season With Learning Weekend at World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 11, 2019) - The 2019 season concluded last weekend in North Carolina for Greg Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team.

Wilson invaded The Dirt Track at Charlotte Thursday through Saturday for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Can-Am World Finals - an event that featured more than 50 of the top competitors from around the country.

"We built a brand new car with a new engine," he said. "For the first round of qualifying I was pretty tentative. I could have been more aggressive on the engine side and tightened the car up. The second round I felt like we had a pretty good car and we blew a power steering line. We had a part failure; a brand new piece let us down in qualifying. That was pretty much the whole weekend when you time bad.

"Nobody really passed anyone all weekend. It was a typical big race with a lot of good race cars. It's real easy to be bad and in the same token you're not that far off to have a good night. After qualifying we just buried ourselves."

Wilson made progress in the C Main each night, moving from fourth to third on Friday and from eighth to sixth on Saturday.

"Car-wise we learned some stuff and some things that I didn't agree with, we went ahead and tried it," he said. "I can see why guys are having success trying those things. A lot of it's shocks and bump stops. I've been stubborn to do some of it because I wasn't taught that way. The last month and a half we've decided to try some of that stuff. Saturday our car was pretty good. We just were marred back where we shouldn't have been because of qualifying."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 8 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); C Main: 3 (4).

Nov. 9 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 6 (7); C Main: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

72 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 26 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 43 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DNC Hydraulics

DNC Hydraulics, which is headquartered in Rawson, Ohio, is a hydraulic cylinder rebuilder for heavy duty construction equipment, mill type, crane, scrap metal recycling and large bore and stroke factory cylinders for various applications and many other industries. For more than 20 years DNC Hydraulics has been dedicated to serving each customer with the best service and response to their specific hydraulic repair needs and timelines. DNC Hydraulics strives to continually add and update machinery and tools to speed up repairs reduce costs improve quality and minimize down times on customers equipment. Each job is treated the same and evaluated separately so no detail is missed and the root cause of the problem is identified and corrected. For more information, visit http://www.DNCHydraulics.com.

"DNC Hydraulics has been a long-standing partner of Greg Wilson Racing," Wilson said. "Their support throughout the years has helped us get to the level of being able to compete with the World of Outlaws and we're grateful to have them as an important part of our team."

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

 

 

Trenca Produces Career-Best Season Highlighted by First Two Sprint Car Wins

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (Nov. 11, 2019) - Joe Trenca took a huge leap forward in 2019 when he produced career-best marks in feature victories, top fives and top 10s.

The biggest moments came during a pair of trips to Victory Lane at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., where the Mucci Motorsports driver was victorious on Aug. 2 and Sept. 21 during the Outlaw Fall Nationals.

"It was long overdue and we probably should have had a few before that," he said. "We finally got the job done."

Trenca also garnered 11 top fives and 17 top 10s, besting his previous season highs in both categories.

"We hit a summer slump, but as soon as we changed our chassis in July we got rolling again," he said. "Overall it was a good season and we learned a lot. Russ from RPM Chassis helped us a ton. They build a great car and their customer service is second to none.

"This was a year where we didn't have a crew chief and I was making the calls along with the help from my other guys. It helped a lot because I was able to apply to the race car what I felt and wanted. As a whole my guys and I learned a lot about our new chassis and what it likes and we gained a lot on the slick tracks, which was one of our goals."

Another high point was a runner-up finish in the Patriot Sprint Tour championship standings. Trenca was in contention for the title throughout the season, which was his first committed for points in awhile. He finished a mere 38 points behind the eventual champion.

"Davey (Franek) has a heck of a team and congrats to those guys for the championship," Trenca said. "We didn't talk about points until the week before the last race. You had to be make sure you were in the hunt every night or at least be in the top five. It was a different experience for us.

"I don't think we ran outside the top five very much and only ran outside the top 10 two or three times during Patriot Sprint Tour races. We were consistent. When we look back on it the championship came down to one weekend. We made a mistake in the shop and didn't catch it until after the race. We fought the car all night because of something we overlooked. If we could take it back and we ran in the top five the championship battle would have been even closer. It was still a great year."

Trenca also ended eighth in the Canadian Mini Series standings. Additionally, he ranked third in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Dash 4 Cash Series and second in both the Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leaders and Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger categories.

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 28 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

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.

"We're really excited to work with FK Rod Ends again this year," Trenca said. "They have an outstanding track record and we look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

TKS Motorsports- Chad Boespflug to Pilot the #2KS in 2020
 

The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and owners Troy and Tammy Renfro are pleased to announce Lebanon, Indiana's Chad Boespflug as their driver for the 2020 season. The team will compete weekly at Knoxville Raceway as well as other big shows in the Midwest, including Jackson Motorplex in Jackson Minnesota.

The TKS Motorsports team took their time in selecting a driver. "We sat down with our partners and decided that Chad was the best fit for our team and their needs," says Troy. "We are looking forward to adding him to our team. We are extremely happy we took our time making our decision."

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to compete full time in a wing sprint car schedule with TKS Motorsports in 2020," said Chad. "Troy Renfro's extensive experience and knowledge is a huge benefit for me as a driver making the transition from non-wing sprint car racing. I look forward to representing TKS' Marketing Partners in addition to those who continue to support my racing career."

Chad has run a select few races at the famous Knoxville Raceway, "To be able to compete weekly at Knoxville Raceway is an honor in itself with the intense competition and history that surrounds one of the largest stages in wing sprint car racing," he says.

The pair is excited about the upcoming season and is hopeful to have a shot at competing for a championship. "As we enter the 2020 season I am confident we will be successful as a team," says Troy. "TKS Motorsports has established a strong crew around them and fields a car proven capable of winning races," Chad says.

Check out the TKS Motorsports website for the season schedule and more from the TKS team.

TKS Motorsports is thankful for the support from all their loyal sponsors:
Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Midwest Basement Systems, TJ Forged, AL Driveline, All Star Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Bell Helmets, Billy Bell House Moving, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Capitol Renegade, Chalk Stix Torsion Bars, CIS – www.centraliowasheds.com, Fibreworks Composites, FK Rod Ends, Gail Dielman, Hoosier, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, Jersey Freeze, Justice Brothers, KSE Racing Products, Liberty Ready Mix, Mag Tech Ignition, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing Chassis, Parker Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Slade Shock Technology, Snyder Landscaping & Lawn Care, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Top Flight Wings, Tucker Trucking, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

Sprint Car Bandits & Texas Sprint Series Alliance on Display at the Texas Motorsport Expo December 7th!

Garland, TX (11/08/19) by DarinShort.com. As announced in September, officials of the DFW-based Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series and Texas Sprint Series (TSS) have formed a synergistic alliance for the 2020 racing season – and beyond. Both groups will be displaying at the upcoming 30th Annual Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction presented by Smiley’s Racing Products on Saturday, December 7th. The Expo doors open at the Mesquite Convention Center at 8am.

With the Expo now just four weeks away, we encourage race teams, fans and track workers to save this date and join in for a great kick-off to the 2020 racing & buying season. Soon the complete event vendors list and details will be posted. Click www.TexasMotorsportExpo.com for more information.

At this year’s Expo we will have at least one car on display in the SCB/TSS display areas (which makes for great family pictures for the Holidays – as witnessed last year) plus there will be Series and driver apparel for sale – perfectly timed for stocking stuffers!

For those unfamiliar, the SCB is a 360C.I. Sprint Car series and the TSS is a RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Car group. There is some crossover with the drivers that choose to race in both series, but that is not the focus of this alliance – growing track fan attendance is.

This collaborative effort will allow each series to book events at area tracks in a manner that will allow them a much higher level of fan retention, as the goal is to have one series, or the other, racing on one night only. Little, if any, rules changes in each respective series are planned by this new alliance.

Timing for this collaboration has been set into motion with the recent reopening of Boyd Raceway, with Richard Snider at the helm – Richard also operates the Texas Sprint Series.

Snider comments: “With Boyd Raceway reopening, it requires my full-time attention, and the Texas Sprint Series has such a great group of racers. The reality is sinking in that I can’t handle both without one affecting the other. “

Snider continues: “That being said, I’ve been a big fan of the Sprint Car Bandits series and have been to several of their events the past four seasons. The fan excitement they create with the Fan Fests and quality of racing is electrifying. Plus, they understand the economics of sprint car racing on each side of the fence – and to the track operators as well. So, I cannot think of a better arrangement than for the ‘Bandits to handle the intertwined schedules and event marketing for the Texas Sprint Series.”

“We are hosting several events at Boyd Raceway for both the SCB and TSS in 2020, and I’m really excited about the future of both groups – and the health and sustainability of sprint car racing – in the Metroplex and surrounding areas. In this era, we need as much cooperation between series and tracks as possible, and this is a giant leap in the right direction.” Snider concludes.

Darin Short (Sprint Car Bandits co-founder) comments: “Booking events at area tracks has always been such an arduous and complex task, and it can take months of work and planning to create an effective schedule for the upcoming racing season. With this new collaboration, it’s taken out one significant variable out of the formula, as now we know what nights are available – and which ones aren’t – so we don’t double-book events on top of each other unknowingly. We want to help to maximize fan turnout at all these events. And fans not having to choose one sprint race or the other is a good step in the right direction to meeting that goal. We now have a combined schedule that doesn’t have both series racing on the same night during the entire season, which will be a revolutionary accomplishment for Sprint Car racing in this region, which is posted at the top of the homepage of www.SprintCarBandits.com.”

Short continues: “Many tracks don’t release their schedules at the same time, so you can be left hanging wondering if the event dates you have booked will stick once they release theirs. Now we know, as our events are already booked in advance of the full track schedules being released.”

Will Eggimann, Principal with the SCB comments: “There are so many positive scenarios with this alliance that make sense for teams, fans, marketing partners and promoters – and that’s been our ultimate goal all along with the SCB.”

Eggimann continues: “We will also expand the online visibility of the TSS, which in turn will help with added fan-awareness and track attendance.”

A limited number of remaining events in each series are available. If you are an area track promoter or owner that would like to book dates, please email Darin at dssm93@MSN.com ASAP with your preferred event dates (and series selection) along with your contact information and we’ll get back in touch immediately to confirm those dates or available alternative dates. Both series’ have a goal of limiting the travel distance to about 150 miles of the DFW Metroplex.

Businesses interested in Marketing Partnership programs for the 2020 season (for both the TSS and SCB) can email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com and we will get back to you right away.

As stated earlier, there are no significant rules or procedure changes being planned for either series.

Be watching for the next round of series news on our traditional marketing channels, such as www.SprintCarBandits.com and on Facebook @SprintCarBandits or by keywords Texas Sprint Series.

THANK YOU once again to all the teams, fans, marketing partners, series workers, track workers, series tracks and vendors for their support of both series’ in 2019 – and we’re really looking forward to a highly coordinated 2020 racing season with the Sprint Car Bandits series and Texas Sprint Series!

 

 

Meseraull, Orr, Bishop and Headley Jr.

Earn 2019 Gas City I-69 Speedway Championships

GAS CITY, Ind., Nov. 7 — When asked why he likes to race at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Thomas Meseraull had a simple answer. He said he likes Gas City because he usually does well there.

That was certainly the case in 2019. The San Jose, Calif. native won seven non-wing sprint car features at the quarter-mile dirt oval in 2019 to earn the championship at the ultra-competitive track, which averaged 27.3 sprint cars for a regular Friday-night show and presented several features which were decided by mere inches.

A total of 105 drivers earned points in the non-wing sprint car division as the track continued its tradition of being one of the premier short-track motorsports entertainment facilities in the country. Despite running four or more divisions weekly on Friday nights, the well-run programs were usually completed around 11 p.m.

And remarkably in a year fraught with rainouts, Gas City lost only two shows to Mother Nature.

Meseraull, of Waveland, Ind., drove a sprint car owned by Tom Eades of Sharpsville, Ind. for six of his seven victories. Eades’ DRC chassis is powered by a Stensland-prepared engine and it’s sponsored by Physical Medicine Consultants of Fort Wayne, Ind. Allen Brown of Kokomo, Ind. is the team’s chief mechanic.

T-Mez’s other victory came in the Don Whitney Racing No. 00, which is a Hawk chassis sponsored by Ultracell and Physical Medicine Consultants. He led every lap of the second annual Jerry Gappens Sr. Memorial in June in that car.

Meseraull, 38, had three wins in May, one each in June and July, and two in August.

He also won Gas City’s track championship in 2010.

After finishing third in 2018, Tyler Hewitt of Marion, Ind. finished second in the championship in 2019. He scored his first career sprint victory in the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint car feature on Aug. 9 and then took the top honors in the final regular non-wing sprint car feature of the year at the track on Oct. 5 during the first annual Fall Festival of Speed. John and Sherril Long of Albany, Ind. own the One More Time Motorsports Maxim he drives, which is powered by an Evan Jackson-prepped engine.

Cole Ketcham of Muncie, Ind. didn’t win a feature at Gas City in 2019 but he was often in the top five, which earned him third place in the track championship. Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind. wasn’t a feature winner at Gas City this year either but he placed fourth in the final point standings followed by defending track champion Clinton Boyles of Brownsburg, Ind., who had two feature victories in 2019.

Other winners of “regular” non-wing 410 sprint car features at the Grant County track in 2019 were Kevin Thomas Jr. of Avon, Ind.; Shane Cottle of Kansas, Ill.; Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill., and Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio.

Cottle and Chris Windom of Canton, Ill. also won USAC AMSOIL national sprint car features at Gas City in 2019. Cottle won during Indiana Sprint Week in July while Windom was victorious in the second annual James Dean Classic in September.

Justin Grant of Avon, Ind. won the USAC NOS national midget race at Gas City in June as part of USAC Midget Week.

Sixteen-year-old Brayden Clark of Tipton, Ind. was the top rookie in the non-wing sprint car division and finished seventh in the final point standings, right behind Adam Byrkett of Burnettsville, Ind. Clark’s family-owned DRC uses an Evan Jackson engine and it’s sponsored by G&G Oil, Quality Pallet and State Farm. Clark is currently a junior at Tipton High School.

Anthony D’Alessio of Gas City; Westfall, and Tim Creech II of Indianapolis rounded out the top 10 for the season.

Scott Orr of Columbia City, Ind. won his fourth Gas City track championship for the United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) modified division. The first of his two feature victories didn’t come until July, but his consistent top-five finishes paid off. His Orr Motorsports No. 88 is sponsored by Alexander’s Garage and Orr Custom Powder Coating.

Bill Griffith of Van Buren, Ohio finished second in the modified division, in which 97 drivers earned points. Andy Bishop of Gas City, who was also the track’s street stock champion, finished third in the UMP modified point standings.

Derek Losh of Rensselaer, Ind. won six features but placed fourth in the final point standings. Clayton Bryant of Fort Wayne, Ind., 29, finished fifth in the overall championship and won the Rookie of the Year honors for the division. He got his first feature victory in August and duplicated that feat at the season finale in October.

Besides Orr, Losh and Bryant, other UMP modified feature winners in 2019 at Gas City were 17-year-old Logan Kirkman of Richmond, Ind.; Dylan Woodling of Warsaw, Ind.; Zeke McKenzie of Claypool, Ind., and defending champion Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind.

Bishop won eight street stock features enroute to that championship in the Thompson Trucking No. 14. Mike Fincher of Rochester, Ind. finished second in the final street stock point standings, while Larry Persinger of Jonesboro, Ind. placed third and also earned the Rookie of the Year honors. Veterans Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind. placed fourth for the season and Ervin Turner of Marion, Ind. finished fifth out of 53 drivers.

Besides Bishop other street stock feature winners included Joey Spiewak of Merrillville, Ind.; David Short of Winamac, Ind.; Tim Wilber of Coldwater, Mich.; Justin Van Drunen of Crown Point, Ind. and James Headley of Marion, Ind.

The latter’s 15-year-old son, popular James (aka JimTom) Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind., is the track’s 2019 hornet champion. He won seven features during the course of the year in the family’s No. 00, which is sponsored by Dudding’s Heating and Cooling, Garriott Electric, Edwards Automotive and TJR Trucking. He’s in the class of 2022 at Southwood Junior-Senior High School.

Two drivers from Columbia City, Ind. finished second and third in the hornet championship. Jacob Beard was second, while Randy Brommer placed third.

The champion’s father, James Headley, was fourth for the year in the hornets with six victories. In June he was also inducted into the track’s “Walk of Fame” for being the winningest driver in track history. Dustin Franks of Portland, Ind., 27, finished fifth in the hornet point standings out of 64 drivers and was the division’s Rookie of the Year.

Besides the two Headleys, other hornet feature winners in 2019 included Josh Gamlin of Kokomo, Ind.; Gage Allen of Warren, Ind., and Cardell Moore of Versailles, Ind.

In addition to these four main divisions, other types of race cars that were in action at Gas City I-69 Speedway in 2019 included winged 410, 360 and 305 sprint cars; vintage sprint cars; midgets; USAC SpeeD2 midgets; mini-sprints; micro-sprints; TQs; late models, super streets and tough trucks. There were even competitions for monster trucks, school buses, mini-vans, vehicles pulling trailers, and moms driving passenger cars.

The complete point standings are posted on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway). News about a championship banquet and the 2020 schedule will be posted in all those places and by the media as soon as that information is finalized.

 

 

ASCS Sprint Cars Headline Saturday’s Night of Champions at Central Arizona Speedway!

Lonnie Wheatley, CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (November 7, 2019) – Winged Sprint Cars will take to Central Arizona Speedway’s 3/8-mile clay oval for the final time in 2019 during Saturday’s “Night of Champions” tilt.

The ASCS Southwest Region will drop in on CAS for the third and final time of the season with the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Bombers and Mod Lites in action as well.

Saturday’s racing action goes green at 7:00 p.m.

In the previous pair of ASCS Southwest Region events at Central Arizona Speedway, Las Cruces’ Rick Ziehl raced to the checkered flag on both occasions. The multi-time series champion will try to make it a perfect season at Casa Grande on Saturday.

While Ziehl has been perfect at Central Arizona Speedway, it is Phoenix shoe Colton Hardy that is in command of the ASCS Southwest Region points race with a 56-point advantage over New Mexico’s Jesse Baker and Mesa’s J.T. Imperial just another seven points back in third. Other top series contenders include El Mirage’s Eric Wilkins, a June podium finisher at CAS, and Tempe’s Alex Pettas.

Zach Madrid put a stop to Tyler Mecl’s two-race winning streak in the IMCA Modifieds the last time out while Bo Partain won the most recent IMCA Sport Modified feature.

Leading the way in the CAS point chases are Kelsie Foley in IMCA Modifieds, Mark Harrison in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Donald Comstock in Pure Stocks and Zack Tate in the Bombers.

Pit gates open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday with the grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m. General admission for adults is just $15 with children 11 and under admitted free. Seniors and Military personnel are admitted for just $12. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children 7-11 years of age.

Central Arizona Speedway is located at 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Road in Casa Grande, AZ, behind the Pinal County Fairgrounds. For more information, contact the track at 520-709-0718 or check online at www.centralarizonaspeedway.com.

 

 

Bacon Hits the Century Mark for 2019 at Oval Nationals this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (November 7, 2019) – An active season of racing for Brady Bacon culminates with a final few weeks in California and Arizona during the month of November.

And it starts with this weekend’s USAC National Sprint Cars “Oval Nationals” at California’s Perris Auto Speedway on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Thursday lidlifter will mark “The Macho Man’s” 100th race of the 2019 season.

The Oval Nationals is one that Bacon expects to contend for the win in aboard the Hoffman Racing / Mean Green No. 69 Sprint Car.

“We feel good about it,” Bacon says. “We should have ran third last year and ran short of fuel. We won’t let that happen again.”

Bacon was right in the mix in Wednesday night’s practice session, finishing out the night third on the speed charts with a fast lap of 16.373 seconds.

The two-time USAC National Sprint Car champion enters the weekend sixth in series points and only 24 markers out of third. Along the way, he has captured four series wins and has finished among the top-ten in 25 of the most recent 26 feature events.

Bacon’s most recent action was the USAC Midgets “Jason Leffler Memorial” at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, IL, on October 17.

After a strong heat race run aboard the FMR No. 76e, qualifier race woes mired Bacon in the 17th starting position for the feature after winning the “B” Main. Bacon rallied through the field to post a seventh-place finish.

“We came through the field about the best that we could have,” Bacon explains. “There wasn’t a whole lot of racetrack left to work with by that time, so we were pleased with what we were able to do.”

Now, Bacon shifts his focus to this weekend’s Oval Nationals.

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

2019 Quick Stats: 99 races, 10 wins, 40 top-fives, 59 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars at the Perris (CA) Auto Speedway “Oval Nationals” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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

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

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

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: SawBlade.com Sponsored Bogucki Captures ASCS National Tour Finale

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Nov. 7, 2019) - SawBlade.com sponsored driver Scott Bogucki led Team ILP into the Winner's Circle last week as he garnered a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumph on Friday at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas.

Bogucki powered to his third ASCS National Tour victory of the season during an action-packed Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.

Winning Team ILP clients are eligible to score a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

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

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

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

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 9 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and July 26; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 7; Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 5; I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on July 6 and July 27; Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on July 23 and Sept. 6; and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 24); Derek Hagar - 9 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on April 27, June 22 and Sept. 28; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on June 21; Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on July 5; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 19; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on July 27 and Oct. 4; and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 1); Chase Johnson - 9 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20, May 11, June 30, July 13 and Sept. 2; and Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., on Oct. 26); Dominic Scelzi - 8 (The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6 and Oct. 5; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 8; Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, on June 13; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 21 and July 12; Santa Maria Raceway in Santa Maria, Calif., on July 27; and Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on Aug. 31); Giovanni Scelzi - 8 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16; Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13; The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on May 24; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 27 and Aug. 24; Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., on Aug. 30); and Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., on Sept. 14); Tyler Thompson - 7 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 11; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 1, June 29, July 4, July 27 and Aug. 24; and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Aug. 16); Seth Bergman - 6 (Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on April 19; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on April 20; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 1 and July 20; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 26; and Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on Aug. 2); Brian Brown - 5 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 20, May 4, June 8, June 14 and July 13); Zac Taylor - 4 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on April 27 and Sept. 28; I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on May 18; and Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on June 9); Scott Bogucki - 3 (Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on June 14; Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on June 15; and Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 1); Dylan Cisney - 3 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23 and July 13; and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on June 30); Roger Crockett - 3 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 21; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 17; and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Oct. 19); Joshua Shipley - 3 (Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., on May 25; Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on June 15; and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on July 6); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., on April 20; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on July 20; and 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, on Sept. 28); Chris Andrews - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on June 28 and Aug. 16); Tony Bruce Jr. - 2 (LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on May 26 and Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on Aug. 24); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 13 and Aug. 9); Robbie Price - 2 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 7 and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Sept. 6); Joe Trenca - 2 (Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Aug. 2 and Sept. 21); Justin Adams - 1 (Butler County Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on July 27); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on May 18); Jamie Ball - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 24); Blaine Baxter - 1 (Dixon Speedway in Dixon, Calif., on Aug. 24); Zach Blurton - 1 (Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Sept. 14); Mason Daniel - 1 (Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on July 11); Brandon Hanks - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on April 4); Jordon Mallett - 1 (Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 6); Travis Rilat - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 4); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on July 2); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H., on Oct. 5); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

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

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

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

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

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Racing Building for Future on Heels of Strong 2019 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - SPENCER, Iowa (Nov. 7, 2019) - Veteran sprint car driver Justin Henderson and car owner Mike Sandvig joined forces to win races and build a race team that could be competitive for multiple years.

The duo primarily focused on weekly 410ci winged sprint car competition at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this year and while they narrowly missed out on a victory, they did manage a season-best second-place result in July en route to a fifth-place finish in the championship standings.

Henderson and Sandvig scored two top-five finishes, five top 10s and one heat race win at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World.'

They also attempted to qualify for the coveted A Main during the 59 th annual Knoxville Nationals in August, when they made the main event during the Hard Knox Night and ended in the C Main during the Saturday night finale.

"It wasn't what we wanted in the fact that we didn't find Victory Lane, but it was a successful year at Knoxville in many ways," Henderson said. "We found a nice baseline around midseason and it's going to make us a lot better next year."

While they focused primarily on weekly competition at the half-mile oval, the team also ventured to various tracks in Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

Highlights included several races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and leading 26 laps during an IRA Bumper to Bumper 410 Sprint Cars feature - the 18th annual Jerry Richert Memorial hosted by Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. They also picked up a fifth-place finish with the IRA Series during the Casey's General Stores Open Wheel Nationals at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., in September.

"That stretch there was when things were really a lot of fun and it seemed every time we pulled into a track we had a shot," Henderson said. "I wish it had been that way all year, but sometimes good things take a while to work."

The team also attempted several 360ci winged sprint car races together, highlighted by a second-place finish on their first night out together at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., in April and a top-10 result during the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., in October.

Henderson and Sandvig are planning a similar schedule for the 2020 racing season, while hoping to venture into Central Pennsylvania on several occasions for some of the bigger paying shows.

"Justin has raced in Pennsylvania enough that I feel confident that we can go out there and contend," Sandvig said. "The goal is to get out there early and build a notebook. That way later in the year we can come back and be prepared and hopefully contend in some of these big shows."

That plan is contingent on additional marketing partners coming on board. Both Henderson and Sandvig are seeking new partners to add to their current supporters for the 2020 season. Anyone interested can reach out to Mike Sandvig at 712-260-8823.

"We have a lot of great partners and I can't thank all of them enough for helping make our 2019 season a success," Sandvig said. "I feel we have great equipment and a great driver that any sponsor would be proud to have represent them. We're looking forward to 2020 and we would love to bring some new faces to the table as well to make this an even better year."

Henderson added that he believes competing in Pennsylvania early in the season will pay dividends to their program for all of 2020.

"There are a lot of great race tracks in Central PA and they start a little earlier than most so it'll be nice to shake things down against a great field of drivers," he said. "If we can compete there we can compete anywhere. And knowing what to do come the end of the year when there is a lot of money up for grabs will be huge in our development and success."

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/90850346221/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Morton Buildings

Morton Buildings builds the finest, pole barns, equestrian buildings, steel buildings and more. For more information, visit http://www.MortonBuildings.com .

"We've had a relationship with Morton Buildings for more than four years and they've really grown in the racing scene," Sandvig said. "We're thrilled to have such a reputable sponsor as part of our team."

Sandvig would also like to thank DeBerg Concrete, DeBerg Flooring, Enzlinger Electric, R2 Enterprise, Rider Racing Engines, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, Triple X Race Co., Vortex Wings, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, SBS FK Shocks, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Crockett Caps First Full Season on ASCS National Tour With Top 10 in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 7, 2019) - Roger Crockett finished on the podium during his first full season of running the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour schedule for points.

Crockett captured his 21st top 10 of the season with the series last Friday during the season finale to wrap up a third-place finish in the championship standings.

"Once we locked into the main event Friday we knew we were guaranteed third in points," he said. "That was the primary goal last week, making sure we maintained that position. Next was to focus on running well. We moved forward in our heats and qualifiers and didn't have to run a B Main. We were able to lock the car into the show each night somewhat at ease."

Crockett kicked off the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals hosted by the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track by advancing from fourth to second place in a heat race last Thursday. He then placed fourth in a qualifier to rank 13th in points, garnering the 13 th starting position for the A Main.

"I made a mistake in the qualifier and let one car by," he said. "If that didn't happen I started in row two of the feature. My car wasn't free enough in the feature and we survived. (Matt) Covington got around me and I stayed near him because I knew that it was about survival. Our main focus was holding our spot in the points."

Crockett improved his results on Friday, placing second in a heat race and third in a qualifier before gaining a position to finish seventh in the main event.

"I was battling for fifth when a car got sideways in front of us," he said. "He did it a second time and I had to about park it. I lost a bunch of spots and a bunch of ground. We were back to 11th and were able to rally back to seventh. It was frustrating, but I knew our car was really fast. The track was a lot of fun and was very racy. We were able to battle with some good cars. I felt like we had a podium car."

Crockett ended the season tied for the third-most top 10s and tied for the fifth-most top fives during ASCS National Tour competition. He also scored a pair of feature victories, his most in a single season since 2013 and his third straight year with at least one trip to Victory Lane during ASCS National Tour action.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 31 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 4 (4); Feature: 12 (13).

Nov. 1 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (8).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 3 wins, 13 top fives, 23 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 34 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BC Motorsports

BC Motorsports is owned and operated by Brian Crockett, who is a veteran in the sport. Crockett amassed numerous wins and championships during his storied career. He has helped many young drivers rising through the ranks and has worked as a series director and in charge of track maintenance to name a few duties he's held during his career.

"Without having my dad, who owns BC Motorsports, with his connections it'd make it tough for us to race," Roger Crockett said. "He's able to get everything we need and he really helps our team."

Crockett would also like to thank Route 66 Chevrolet, Route 66 Nissan, Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, Champion Racing Oil, Bell Helmets, Rider Racing Engines, Tracker Native Tobacco, PAC Racing Springs/Schroeder Series Torsion Bars, Indy Race Parts and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Finishes Rookie Season Ranked Ninth in ASCS National Tour Standings

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 7, 2019) - Jordon Mallett closed out his rookie campaign with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last week with two nights of racing at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

"Overall it wasn't a bad week, but not an exceptionally good one either," he said. "It's been a long season and you have these types of weekends so we'll take it."

With the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals being his first-ever visit to the oval, Mallett entered Thursday's competition feeling optimistic about his chances. Unfortunately, he lost ground on the start of a heat race and made contact with a car in front of him, which caused chassis damage and hindered the car. Mallett finished the race in seventh.

As a result, he was forced to attempt to qualify for the main event via a B Main, in which he started 10th and dropped one position to finish 11th. He took a series provisional and lined up in the 23 rd starting spot for the feature. Mallett pulled in early to get an head start on repairs for Friday's program.

"We had a bunch of damage after the heat and the car just wasn't right really at all," he said. "We could tell pretty early that it wasn't going to be right and we just made the best of things."

Mallett once again started on the pole in a heat race on Friday and he lost two positions to finish third. As a result of being among the top 30 in passing points, Mallett then ran a qualifier. He started on the pole and finished there. This secured him the ninth starting spot in the A Main.

In the feature, Mallett once again struggled to get comfortable behind the wheel as he finished 20th. It was his 31st top 20 of the season and the result secured him the ninth position in the championship standings.

"We were good enough to get in the show and the car was decent in the qualifier to where we won," he said. "But come feature-time it was obvious the car still wasn't right and we just held on for the best finish we could get."

While the result was disappointing, Mallett chalked a lot of it up to a rookie curve and believes his team is better because of the struggles.

"I'm pretty proud of everything we accomplished this year as a rookie on a very competitive circuit," he said. "We learned a lot each night and it was a very tough season. But I'm happy with what we did as a team and I can't wait to get going on 2020."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 31 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat Race: 7 (1); B Main: 11 (10); Feature: 25 (23).

Nov. 1 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat Race: 3 (1); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 20 (9).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 31 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red River Rack Company

Red River Rack Company, which is based in Gainesville, Texas, provides storage solutions to large and small tire dealers alike, providing single tier storage to rack supported catwalk systems nationwide and fabricating of the highest quality IBC compliant staircase and many other system components.

"We partnered with Red River Rack Company this year," Mallett said. "They've been family friends for years so we're pleased to have them on board."

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

 

 

X-1 Race Cars Enjoys Success With New Client Brock Zearfoss

Inside Line Promotions - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (Nov. 7, 2019) - X-1 Race Cars Founder Ryan Linder recently teamed up with Brock Zearfoss, who ran Linder's sprint car during a couple of races at the end of the season in Central Pennsylvania and will now be running his own X-1 Race Cars chassis at the famed Can-Am World Finals this week.

"We ran Ryan's car for the first time on Oct. 12 at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa.," Zearfoss said. "We had a pretty good run there. We started and finished third in our heat race. In the A Main, we started sixth and finished fourth."

Zearfoss drove Linder's car again on Oct. 19 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. He had a good night going until he was involved in a wreck in the feature. Thankfully there was only minor damage and he brought home a 17th-place finish.

"Since there wasn't a lot of damage from our wreck at Port Royal we were able to race there again when the Outlaws came to town on Oct. 25," Zearfoss said. "We qualified third in our flight, started on the pole of our heat and won it."

His heat race finish earned him a spot in the second dash. Zearfoss started third and finished fourth. He ended the night in the 24th position.

"Overall, we had a really good experience running Linder's car," Zearfoss said. "With his cars you can see just how good the craftsmanship of them are and they feel good when you're racing them. We got our own X-1 Race Car for this weekend at the World Finals and I'm excited to see what we can accomplish with it."

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series World Finals runs Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

"Brock had good success in our car recently and I'm excited to see his team decide to work with X-1 Race Cars moving forward," Linder said. "We wish him the best of luck at World Finals."

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.

 

 

Brian Brown Racing and Casey's General Stores Extend Partnership With Multiple-Year Agreement

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Nov. 7, 2019) - With dozens of victories and brand activations together, Brian Brown Racing and Casey's General Stores are extending their partnership with a multiple-year agreement for the 2020 and 2021 racing seasons.

"It's an honor to have the Casey's General Stores logo on our car and to be a Casey's brand ambassador on and off the track," Brown said. "It has been an amazing partnership for the last decade and we're excited to continue to grow and expand together in 2020 and beyond."

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company operating over 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Often located in the heart of its communities, Casey's General Stores provides freshly prepared foods, quality gasoline, and friendly service at every location. Guests can enjoy famous, made-from-scratch pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and (at select stores) Casey's made-to-order sub sandwiches. Learn more and order online at http://www.Caseys.com.

"We're excited to renew our partnership with Brian as he's a loyal brand ambassador for Casey's," said Chris Jones, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Casey's General Stores. "Motor sports brings together passionate fans across the communities we call home and this includes Casey's guests and team members."

Brown will wrap up a successful 2019 season this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the Can-Am World Finals. He is a previous winner at the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

ABOUT CASEY'S GENERAL STORES -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company operating over 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Often located in the heart of its communities, Casey's General Stores provides freshly prepared foods, quality gasoline, and friendly service at every location. Guests can enjoy famous, made-from-scratch pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and (at select stores) Casey's made-to-order sub sandwiches. Learn more and order online at http://www.Caseys.com.

SEASON STATS -

64 races, 5 wins, 25 top fives, 38 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

 

 

Hahn Wraps Up Successful Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour With Top Fives At Texas Motor Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - FT. WORTH, Texas (November 6, 2019) A banner season for Blake Hahn with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network came down to the final two nights of the year with the DriveWFX.com/Route 66 Chevrolet No. 52 second in the final tour standings to Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
"First off, congratulations to Sam and his team. They did one hell of a job this year. Obviously, for us, the goal was to be champion, and we just came up short. That part I am bummed about, but overall, I can't be disappointed at how our season went. We led the points a couple of times, we won more races than ever and figured out things in our program that were holding us back and it's chasing drivers like Sam that make us better," commented Blake of the overall 2019 season.
Wrapping up the season this past week at the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals, Hahn earned a pair of top-five runs at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.
"We had a good weekend. We ended up fifth on Thursday on a pretty tough track, but considering how much rain they had leading up to the races, I was actually impressed at how well the track held together. Our biggest goal was to just stay upright and out of trouble, and if we could, make the moves that were presented."
Seeing a much different track on Friday, Hahn overcame a bottom of the barrel draw in his Heat Race to grid the A-Feature seventh. Battling throughout the top ten, Hahn climbed from seventh to fourth.
"We only made up one spot in the Heat, so I was worried if we would even make the Qualifier but luckily we did and my crew hit the setup spot on because we were able to pass some pretty fast cars and get into the A-Feature where we were ok. The track was great and very technical so if you missed it a little bit, you gave up all kinds of ground and it was tough to make up time, but a lot of fun."
Coming up next for Hahn will be a return to the Arizona Sport Shirts Gateway Dirt Nationals presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo. on December 19, 20, and 21.
"We're taking a new car into Gateway to shakedown for the Chili Bowl. Being the only other indoor race this winter for Midgets, it'll be a good test with the competition that is set to be there."
The 2019 season is Blake Hahn's 17th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, along with his full 2019 lineup, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 55; Wins -9; Top 5 - 28; Top 10 - 36;
Coming Up:
December 19 - Dome at America's Center - Gateway Dirt Nationals
December 20 - Dome at America's Center - Gateway Dirt Nationals
December 21 - Dome at America's Center - Gateway Dirt Nationals
Blake Hahn Racing Online Store:
You can now purchase your Blake Hahn Racing apparel online at http://www.blakehahnracing.com/shopping/
How To Follow Blake Hahn Online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Blake-Hahn-Racing-139549836107030/?fref=ts
Website: http://www.blakehahnracing.com
Instagram: BHAHN52
The Sponsors:
DriveWFX.com, Route 66 Chevrolet, Lucas Oil Products, CSR Garage, Sage Fruit, Co., Speedway Vending, Semi Crazy Truck Wash, JR1, Triple X Race Co., Engler, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Penske Shocks, Maxwell Industries, Best Graphics, Schoenfeld, Rod End Supply, Pizza Express of Oklahoma, and EFH.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Crowned ASCS Lone Star Champion for First Career Sprint Car Title

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 6, 2019) - Tony Bruce Jr. captured his first career sprint car championship this season by garnering the ASCS Lone Star Region title.

Bruce Jr. and car owner Mike Hayashi led the region with a pair of victories, four top fives and six top 10s in eight feature starts.

"This is the first time I've ever run a regional series for points," Bruce Jr. said. "Any time you win a championship that makes you feel like you've made the right decision and it was worth the time and effort. I want to thank Mike for the opportunity as well as everyone who supports the team."

The duo wrapped up the season last week during the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals hosted by the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Bruce Jr. finished where he started in both a heat race - third - and a qualifier - first - to rank eighth in points on Thursday. That locked him into the eighth starting position for the main event, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and the ASCS Lone Star Region.

"It was a tricky track because it was so heavy and rough," he said. "We were able to start eighth and maintain. We didn't make mistakes. We made sure not to do anything stupid and bring the car home in one piece."

The top 10 was the highlight of the weekend as a high pill draw and lack of passing in a heat race buried the team during Friday's finale.

Thursday's outing marked the fourth top 10 of the season during limited ASCS National Tour starts for Bruce Jr., who is finished racing for the season.

"I would like to say thank you to all of the people and businesses that make this car go, including Brey Industries Limitless Concrete, Kirkness Roofing, Kannady Racing Engines, Tim Palmer Graphics Design, Forney Air, Smiley's Racing Products, H.L. Ostermiller Construction Inc., John Ivey, Chris Stivers and Jason Gathwright as well as Tony Bruce Jr.," Hayashi said. "This team doesn't work without all of the help."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 31 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 3 (3); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 8 (8).

Nov. 1 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 7 (10).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

 

 

Price Concludes 2019 Racing Season With Top 10 at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 6, 2019) - Robbie Price wrapped up his 2019 racing season last week at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, which hosted the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

The weekend was highlighted by a ninth-place finish in Thursday night's opener. The doubleheader wrapped up Price's rookie season on the tour and secured him eighth in the championship standings.

"It's disappointing to not finish things better, but overall it was a good rookie season and we learned a lot," he said. "It's cool just to be doing this in a competitive series and I'm already looking forward to next season."

Thursday night began with heat race action, in which Price started third and advanced one position to finish second. A seventh-place result in a qualifier relegated him to a B Main. He won the consolation race to transfer into the 18th starting position for the main event.

With the track transitioning to his liking after a few small car adjustments, Price rallied forward as high as seventh. A late restart cost the Cobble Hill, B.C., native two positions and he held on to finish the feature ninth. The top-10 result was the 18th of the season for him.

"We were rolling pretty good there in the feature and we felt really good out there," he said. "That last restart I cost us a few spots, but the tires cooled off and I just didn't get up to speed. But it was an excellent night."

Only trailing seventh in the series standings by five points entering Saturday's finale, Price hoped for a solid showing. He began the night starting fourth in a heat race and he lost one position to finish fifth. The result was good enough to advance to a qualifier, in which he started eighth and finished ninth.

As a result, Price had to run a B Main to try to qualify for the feature. He started sixth and gained one spot to finish fifth, but failed to advance to the A Main. He accepted a series provisional and lined up in the 23 rd starting spot for the feature. Price pulled off early and was credited with finishing 25th. It secured an eighth-place result in the championship standings.

"We were just no good all night and we struggled from the get-go on Saturday," he said. "In racing sometimes it's not your night and I don't think I can really pinpoint why except it was just one of those nights.

"There is a big difference between payout from seventh to eighth so overall it's disappointing to not take advantage of the situation and do better. I'd have liked to have finish off 2019 stronger, but we gave it our best effort and we'll be better going forward."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 31 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat Race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 7 (3); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 9 (18).

Nov. 1 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat Race: 5 (4); Qualifier: 9 (8); B Main: 5 (6); Feature: 25 (23).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 18 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 36 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/90850346221/

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wildlight Motorsports Photography

Wildlight Motorsports Photography takes images throughout events in Western Canada and on the West Coast. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Wildlight-Motorsport-Photography-260251824183578/ .

"Don is a really good guy who takes great photos," Price said. "I really appreciate his help throughout the last few years. He's turned into a good friend."

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

 

 

 

Speed Shift TV Offering Extended New Zealand Coverage With Nearly Three Dozen Races

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2019) - While the short-track racing season is wrapping up in the United States, preparation is underway in New Zealand for a busy slate.

Speed Shift TV will continue to provide VIP subscribers with top-notch events as the live streaming company has nearly three dozen races on tap during extended coverage of the New Zealand racing season from early November to early April.

Approximately a dozen race tracks will have events shown via Speed Shift TV with the first night having occurred Nov. 2 featuring the opening night of the Mag & Turbo Super Cup competition hosted by Riverside Speedway in Invercargill.

Additional marquee events include International Midgets at Huntly Speedway in Huntly on Jan. 1; the Superstock Championships at Oceanview Speedway in Wanganui on Jan. 3-4; and the World 240s at Rotorua Speedway in Rotorua on Jan. 24-25 among many others.

A total list of events being shown along with other upcoming races is available at https://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/schedule/ . Some dates are subject to change.

A VIP subscription is only $40 per month and encompasses nearly all live broadcasts as well as all On-Demand content. Most races offer single-day passes as well.

All of these events will be exclusively for members in North America. For those not located in North America, a link to watch the New Zealand races will be available at http://www.thepits.racing.org.nz/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

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

SPEED SHIFT TV -

Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.

Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers.

 

 

Run At Texas Motor Speedway Secures Hafertepe's Fourth Consecutive ASCS National Tour Title

Bryan Hulbert - FT. WORTH, Texas (November 6, 2019) Going into Texas Motor Speedway, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. was stalked by Blake Hahn for the 2019 championship with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, but a weekend high podium run on Thursday night locked up the Sunnyvale, Texas driver's four consecutive title.
"To do this four times is pretty awesome and to have done it four times in a row is an even bigger accomplishment," stated Hafertepe.
Looking at the stats of Sam's four championships, two with Keith Dobbs and two with Hills Racing Team, the driver of the No. 15h landed 40 wins, 94 top-fives, and 114 top-tens in 139 A-Feature starts and is the fourth driver to have four or more titles with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, and is the third to do so consecutively with Terry Gray (1995-1998) and Gary Wright (2004-2007) on that list.
Speaking on the past four seasons, Sam explained, "The first two years, we really didn't have anything in our way. We just dominated, and years three and four, luck started to catch up to us a little bit but thankfully we were still fast enough to overcome the bad luck and take advantage. For me, this is a pretty big accomplishment especially with the competition we've had."
Looking back at the final two nights of the championship chase, Hafertepe entered the first night with the simple goal of staying ahead of Blake Hahn.
"We had a great car, and once we got where we needed, we just rode. I knew we needed to get ahead of Blake, so I focused on hitting my marks and if I got the opportunity to pass a car, we did...Thursday was one of those nights where it was cowboy up because of the weather they had Tuesday and Wednesday, but we were still able to make a good night out of it."
Avoiding a near catastrophe during his Qualifier on Friday, the No. 15h took the green in the A-Feature from the 12th starting spot; making it up to eighth at the drop of the checkered flag.
"The deal in the Qualifier put us out of starting near the first couple of rows, and in the feature we just missed it and for the track record we've had at TMS, it was disappointing way to end the year but on the bigger picture, it still came down to that weekend and we accomplished what we needed too."
Wrapping up his 2019 season this weekend, the Hills Racing No. 15h will be in action at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and the Can-Am World Finals, happening November 7-9.
Live coverage of the three-night affair can be found at https://www.dirtvision.com.
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 54; Wins -13; Top 5 - 28; Top 10 - 37; Top 20 - 42;
Coming Up:
November 7 at Charlotte Motor Speedway w/World of Outlaws
November 8 at Charlotte Motor Speedway w/World of Outlaws
November 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway w/World of Outlaws
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011628097506
Website: http://www.sam15.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr
The Sponsors:
Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, J&J Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.

 

 

NEWS FROM ERNIE SAXTON’S MOTORSPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING NEWS

AFTER 36 YEARS MOTORSPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING NEWS WILL NO LONGER BE PUBLISHED

LANGHORNE, PA November 6, 2019 . . . “After 36 years of publishing Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News I have found that a lot of sponsorship information is available from a myriad of locations thanks to new technologies," said publisher Ernie Saxton. Subscriptions to MSMN have been slipping over the last year or so due to those new technologies. “Therefore, sadly, the August, 2019 edition is the final issue.”

Over the years we have helped many in the motorsports industry to gain sponsorship, improve their sponsorship efforts and grow their knowledge of marketing and sponsorship.

The newsletter, published since 1985, has been filled with helps for sponsorship seekers, featuring articles by experts on sponsorship marketing and articles on sponsorship deals.

“Our thanks go out to those who were contributors to the newsletter, media who helped promote the newsletter and thanks to those who were subscribers.

I have certain projects that I will continue to be involved in. I will be part of the team at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway handling the PR, sponsorships and advertising. This will be my 53rd year. Again this year we will be handling the PR for Len Sammons Productions and his indoor racing events along with the 36th annual Motorsports 2020 Trade Show.

My columns will continue to appear in Area Auto Racing News as they have since 1981. Plus our columns will continue to appear in Digital Media newspapers, Inside Track Motorsports News and Late Model Racer.

I will also continue to share my knowledge and expertise with interested parties in public relations and sponsorship marketing in motorsports.”

Saxton can be reached at 267.934.7286 or email him at esaxton144@aol.com.

 

 

BRODY ROA READY FOR 24TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS

(Cypress, CA, November 6, 2019) Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa, the current point leader in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series championship standings, will be in action this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 7th, 8th and 9th in the 24th annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction. The three-night race will take place at Southern California’s Perris Auto Speedway.

Roa, 28, will be in the Dwight Cheney #42 for the event and will carry a 10-point lead in the Southwest Series heading into Thursday night’s opening race. Each night will pay full and separate points for the Southwest, USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Car Series.

PAS 9-21-19=42=5869-3.jpg Brody Roa will be back behind the wheel of the Dwight Cheney #42 at this weekend's Oval Nationals. Doug Allen Photo.

In addition to his lofty position in the Southwest Series, the veteran driver comes into the weekend third in the USAC/CRA standings. He is only 44-points out of second and 99-points out of the CRA lead. As well as this weekend’s races, Roa and the other drivers will be able to garner points over two nights at the 52nd Annual Western World Championships at the Arizona Speedway on November 15th and 16th.

Two years ago at the Oval Nationals, Roa scored the biggest win of his career. That was when he bested the field in the Friday night preliminary of the three-day race.

“That was definitely the biggest win of my career,” he said on Wednesday morning. “The only thing bigger would be a win in this Saturday’s finale. It is such a big race and it is very hard to win at the Oval Nationals as it matches the best drivers in the Midwest against the best drivers here in the West. Everybody is on their game for this one.”

In six nights of racing at the past two Oval Nationals, “The Pride of Garden Grove” has only finished out of the top 10 one time. That came last year when he was hit from behind and flipped during the Friday night portion of the show. He ended up with a frustrating 25th place finish that night. Besides that, he has the aforementioned win, third, sixth, seventh and ninth-place finishes in the other five races.

Through his first 36-starts in 410 sprint car racing this year, Roa has four-wins, four runner up finishes and four third-place outings. He has 19-top five finishes and 24-top 10’s.

For fans who would like to attend the Oval Nationals, the spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday and Friday with racing at 7:00. On Saturday, the gates open at 4:00 P.M. with racing at 7:10.

Perris Auto Speedway is located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The track telephone number is (951) 940-0134 And the track website is at the following link http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Great looking Brody Roa t-shirts are available at the track or via mail. If you cannot make it to a race and would like to order one, please use the following link https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product. You can see the design in one of the photos attached to this release.

Roa would like to thank car owner Cheney for putting him in the Racing Optics, Wilson Racing, STEELCO USA, Curb Records, Golden Harvest #42. In addition, he wants to thank his personal sponsors HD Industries, Burris Racing. “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Shaver Specialties and Sander Engineering.

Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2019 season, look at Roa’s schedule below. He is available to race on any night not already on his racing calendar. Contact him at the phone number and E-mail address in this release.

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

2019 Schedule

1/15/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 13th A

1/19/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 12th C

2/27/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 1st A

2/28/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 4TH A

3/2/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 3rd A

3/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 2nd A

3/9/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) UASC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A

3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA (with WoO) 1st A

4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 3rd A

4/20/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 6th A

4/27/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 1st A

5/4/19 Ventura Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 14th A

5/18/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 6th A

6/1/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

6/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A

6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 1st A

7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest 18th A

7/17/19 Eldora Speedway (OH) USAC National 17th A

7/18/19 I-69 Speedway (IN) USAC National 7th B

7/19/19 Plymouth Speedway (IN) USAC National DNS

7/20/19 Kokomo Speedway (IN) USAC National 14th A

7/21/19 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) USAC National 21st A

7/24/19 Terre Haute Action Track (IN) USAC National 17th A

7/25/19 Lincoln Park Speedway (IN) USAC National DNS

7/26/19 Bloomington Speedway (IN) USAC National 19th A

7/27/19 Tri-State Speedway (IN) USAC National 7th A

8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A

8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 12th A

9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

9/6/29 Merced Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A

9/7/19 Santa Maria Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 16th A

9/14/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 1st A

9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A

9/28/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 9th A

10/5/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC West Coast 9th A

10/26/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 4th A

11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

11/15/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

11/16/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

 

 

Injury Update: Ballou Forced to Miss West Coast Swing and Will Now Focus on 2020 Return

PETERSEN MEDIA: Still recovering from a broken arm endured on June 23rd, Robert Ballou had high hopes of making his return to USAC as the series heads West to end the 2019 season. Unfortunately, the heeling process is taking longer than expected and Ballou will be unable to make the trip as he now looks towards 2020.

“I am pretty bummed to not be able to get out West and race in front of so many friends, as well as my family,” Robert Ballou said. “The recovery process is going well, it is just taking longer than we thought to get full strength back. My doctors have been great, I am pain free, it is just a long process from what was a pretty brutal injury.”

Through the 2019 season, Ballou and his Robert Ballou Motorsports team lost long time sponsor Harry Dickinson of Dickinson Farms whom passed away back on April 10th. Ballou and company would like to send one final farewell to him and thank him for support ‘The Mad Man’ over the years.

“It was said to lose Harry back in April, we wanted to race a couple more times to honor him but it wasn’t mean to be,” Ballou added. “I’d also like to thank all of my partners for their continued support. 2019 didn’t go as planned by any means, but I will be back and better come 2020.”

While he continues the road to recovery, Ballou is also finalizing his 2020 plans, so be on the look out for an announcement from the Rocklin, CA native.

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

ON TAP: Robert Ballou’s 2020 season has come to a close.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 16, Wins- 3, Top 5’s- 6, Top-10’s- 12

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

 

 

AUSTIN MCCARL SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, IN- November 7th, 2019- Coming off a Knoxville Raceway 410 Track Championship with TKS Motorsports in 2018, McCarl again had success in 2019. Despite numerous rainouts, Austin had 13 top 5’s, 14 top 10’s, was the 360 Knoxville Nationals Hard Charger and finished the season off with a win at Jackson Motorplex.
McCarl is not only talented behind the wheel,but also has the knowledge when it comes to turning a wrench. He has worked as a mechanic for the winning driver Terry MrCarl, his father. He also has experience at Moyle Racing Engines, has built his own sprint car team, and this fall he served as the Crew Chief for Kyle Offill at the Trophy Cup in California.

McCarl is looking to fill his schedule for the 2020 season. He would like to travel more, all over the country and gain more experience. McCarl would like to run more with the World of Outlaws, the All Star Circuit of Champions, IRA, and more.

Please contact Austin with any opportunities at, Austin.McCarl@aol.com.

Stay up to date with Austin McCarl by following him on Twitter @AustinMcCarl17a and Facebook at Austin McCarl.

Speed Media-
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Twitter: @Speed_Media_
Instagram: @Speed_Media_

 

 

Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports To Return to World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in 2020

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the final week of the 2019 World of Outlaws Nos Energy Drink Sprint Car Series upon us, Roth Motorsports is excited to confirm that the team will return to ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ in 2020 with Daryn Pittman back behind the wheel of the famed No. 83 machine.

“I am extremely grateful that Dennis and Teresa Roth are giving us another year to build on what we built and accomplished in 2019,” Daryn Pittman said. “I am very optimistic that we can continue to improve and be more consistent in what will be our second year together. We have a great team with Brent Ventura and Scott Vogelsong, and I am looking forward to trying to end our season with a win this week in Charlotte, NC.”

2019 was a year that got off to a great start for Pittman and Roth Motorsports. Sweeping through Florida and claiming the DIRTcar Nationals title, Pittman was able to pick up a big win at Silver Dollar Speedway and claim the Gold Cup Race of Champions, pocket a win at Skagit Speedway, as well as win the Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA.

Finishing second at the recently completed National Open at Williams Grove Speedway, Pittman was also on the podium at the Knoxville Nationals this year as he finished third at Sprint Car racing’s biggest event.

Heading into this weekend’s World Finals event, the Owasso, OK driver sits fourth in the series standings.

In 2020 the team will again have Brent Ventura leading the way as the team’s crew chief as Scott Vogelsong will also be back with the Roth Motorsports team in the pit area.

“All of us at Roth Motorsports are extremely excited to give this another shot,” Brent Ventura said. “It is an honor to work for Dennis and Teresa Roth, and I am looking forward to seeing what we can do in what will be our second year with Daryn Pittman. Scott Vogelsong has worked hard for our team, and I look forward to continuing to work with him and making improvements for an even more successful 2020 season.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 76, Wins: 5, Top 5’s: 35, Top 10’s: 57

ON TAP: Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports are geared up for this weekend’s World Finals event in Charlotte, NC.

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

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

 

 

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Raffle Car/Auction Heading to World Finals!

Knoxville, IA, November 6, 2019 – The staff of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will be making their annual trip to the World Finals at The Dirt Track in Charlotte November 7-9. The Speedway Motors EMi Raffle Sprint Car will be shown with raffle tickets being sold for $20, or six for $100.

The annual auction benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, the Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in Florence, Kentucky, the Dirt Museum & Hall of Fame in Weedsport, New York and the Speedway Children’s Charities will be held Saturday, November 9, at Noon at the Z-Max Pavilion on the Charlotte Motor Speedway grounds.

Sprint Car, Late Model, and Dirt Modified items will be a part of the auction. Larry Boos of Eldora Speedway will provide his services as auctioneer!

Raffle tickets for the Speedway Motors EMi Raffle Sprint Car benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will be on sale under the grandstands during the World Finals at the The Dirt Track in Charlotte all three days!

The car features an EMi chassis and is powered by a Speedway Motors Racing Engines 410 engine. The car is the thirteenth to be raffled off by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. The bi-annual program includes donations from sprint car manufacturers across the country. The car will be shown at several racing events over the next 18 months, and will be given away Friday, December 18, 2020.

The sponsors for the raffle car include…

Speedway Motors Racing Engines, EMi, Donovan, All Pro Heads, Pro Shocks, AFCO, Cold Fire, Amick, KSE, MPI, Weld Wheels, Hoosier, Wilwood, Autometer, Tel Tac, Winters, Saldana Racing Products, HRP, M&W Aluminum, FK Bearings, Goodridge, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PAC Racing Springs, Fragola, Butlerbuilt, Manley, Kinsler, Waterman, Walker, ARP, Cometic, Huggins, T&D, Callies, Dyers, CP Carrillo, Total Seal, King Engine Bearing Specialist, Isky, Trend, Dan Olson Racing Products, MSD, Shaver, and Moose.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com!

 

 

Expanded autograph sessions to be featured at the Hangtown 100

Placerville, CA – November 6, 2019…Race fans that attend the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 on November 19th and 20th will be treated to one of the most expansive autograph sessions ever seen at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway.
Several racing stars will be featured during the autograph session prior to the races each night in the grandstands. Among the names expected will be Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chad Boat, “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney, Logan Seavey, Justin Grant, Brad Sweet, Tanner Thorson, Rico Abreu, Shane Golobic, Zeb Wise and others.

All race fans are encouraged to stop by prior to the action and meet the stars that will be competing each night.

Keep in mind that all seating in the grandstands is reserved on Tuesday and Wednesday November 19th and 20th and tickets continue to be on sale by visiting www.hangtown100.com/tickets

Following the action on opening night there will be a post-race party on the fairgrounds with food, drinks, a live band and a lot of fun to be had.

The Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 marks the first ever appearance by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series to the Placerville Speedway. As previously announced the two-night event will utilize a modified Trophy Cup style format, featuring larger than normal inverts. Co-sanctioning each night with the National Midgets will be the California based USAC Western States Midget Series.

Also competing both nights and rounding out the card will be the Wicked Energy Gum NW Focus Midgets presented by Cognitive Warriors.

Online registration utilizing Pay Pal is also now available by visiting https://www.hangtown100.com/register-online

A rain date has been established for Thursday November 21st in case of inclement weather. To stay up to date with event news be sure and visit www.hangtown100.com and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/hangtown100

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 www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 12,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

 

 

King DJ; Netto Claims First Career King of the West Crown

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the curtain dropped on the King of the West Series’ 60th season, it was Hanford, CA driver DJ Netto standing under the confetti shower, celebrating his first career series championship.

“When the checkered flag flew on Saturday, all I could say to myself was ‘wow, we did it.’” DJ Netto said. “I tried to keep a level head about it these last few races. It was such a tight battle all year long, I just wanted to stay out of my head and focus on running well.”

Heading into Saturday night’s season finale event at the Stockton Dirt Track, Netto entered the event in a deadlock with Bud Kaeding atop the standings, with Dominic Scelzi just seven points behind the duo in third.

Hungry for his first series title, Netto did everything he needed to do on Saturday from the time his team unloaded in the pit area on Saturday night. Gaining points on his championship competitors in time trials, Netto’s third place effort would set the tone for his championship night.

Getting through his heat race unscathed, Netto would run third in the Dash, and find himself in the second row of the 30-lap feature event. With a two point cushion over Kaeding heading into the feature, Netto’s night gave him the upper hand as he had a prime starting position.

Needing to stay up front to secure the title, Netto did just that. Running second in the early stages of the race, Netto would battle with Willie Croft for the runner up position. Though he would give the position up, Netto was continuing to take care of the bigger task at hand.

When the checkered flag was displayed, Netto would occupy the final spot on the podium, and was officially crowned the 2019 King of the West Series Champion, as his name is now etched in history with so many legends of the sport.

“I really have to thank my family for believing in me way back when I was 16,” DJ Netto said. “Winning a KWS title has been something I have strived for, and to do it now is pretty special. So many people to thank for this, but I couldn’t have done it without my family first and foremost. Brad Goebel started the year with us, and was extremely instrumental in our start to the year. Though he left for a really good job opportunity I still want to thank him a ton. Drew Warner worked all week to make sure our car was ready to go for the finale, and Lee Lindgren and Jason Riley were in the pits making sure we had a great car to pull this off.”

ON TAP: Netto will be idle this weekend before returning to Keller Auto Speedway on November 16th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

TMAC TUESDAY-On Top In Texas

PETERSEN MEDIA: Terry McCarl and the Destiny Motorsports team made the trip to Texas worthwhile over the weekend as TMAC took top honors with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series on Thursday night before pocketing a fifth place finish on Friday night.

“Thursday night it was cowboy-up, heavy and rough and we were able to get the job done,” Terry McCarl said “It was kind of nice to show everyone that even though I’m older, I can still get the elbows up and cowboy up.”

Thursday night at Texas Motor Speedway, TMAC got his night off to a great start as he charged from sixth in his heat race to pick up a second place finish aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.com backed No. 4 machine.

Moving into a qualifier, TMAC would again line up in the sixth starting position before his fifth place finish was good enough to lock him directly into the 25-lap feature event.

Lining up in the sixth starting position, TMAC would jump into fourth where he would ride until the caution flew for the second place car on the eighth lap. With the leader having engine issues under the yellow, TMAC would restart from the second spot, and as the green was dropped he was able to skate out front to the lead where he would start to gap the field.

With the elbows up, TMAC continued to lead the way until a late stoppage bunched the field back up. Nailing the restart, TMAC would go on to claim his first career win at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Back in action on Friday night to close out his weekend and bring the curtain down on the ASCS National Tour’s schedule, McCarl would continue his assault on the Lonestar state as he picked up second place finishes in both his heat race and the qualifier.

Lining up on the front row of the feature on this night, McCarl would look to cap the weekend sweep on a surface that was hard a slick; polar opposite from what Thursday night offered up.

Falling back a few spots early as he waited for things to come to him, TMAC would slip back to fifth. Able to work his way back through the field as the race settled in, the Altoona, IA driver would make his way back up to second.

As the laps clicked off in the race’s homestretch, McCarl’s Destiny Motorsports entry would start to get loose and it would lead to him slipping back to finish in the fifth position.

“Doug really had us good all weekend long,” Terry McCarl said. “Friday night we just got a little free at the end and we slipped back, still a great weekend for us. I have to thank my guys for their hard work, as well as all the people who have their name on the car, their support means a lot.”

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, TheSnowPlow.com, Bosma Poultry, Inc., STC, JLT Ent., KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Country Builders Construction, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Rens Trucking, Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, Kilani Fenders, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, The Barrel House, Central Iowa Sheds, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, AL Drivelines, Saldana Tanks, Smith Titanium, and Scribner Engineering for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 52, Wins-6, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-29.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports now head to Charlotte, NC for the World Finals with the World of Outlaws this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi 5th at KWS Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading into Saturday night’s Tribute to GP at Stockton Dirt Track to close out the year with Roth Motorsports during the King of the West finale, Dominic Scelzi was in the Championship battle to the last lap but his fifth place finish netted him a third place finish in points.

“We had a really great year with the KWS, but it just wasn’t meant to be for us to win the title,” Dominic Scelzi said. “I had a blast running this Roth Motorsports car all year and have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, as well as Todd Ventura and everyone associated with this race team.”

Timing in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials, Scelzi was able to pocket a second place finish in his heat race aboard the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co. backed No. 83.

Earning enough points to make the Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash, Scelzi would finish fourth and line up right alongside points leader, DJ Netto in the feature event.

When the race went green, Scelzi would slip back to seventh as he got stuck in some grease on the race’s opening lap. As the track slowly blew off after some pre race track prep, Scelzi would start go make up his lost ground.

With DJ Netto in front of him, Scelzi would need to make some big moves to have a shot at the KWS title. Getting back up to fifth, Scelzi would be unable to knock Netto off, though he would cap his strong season with the series off by finishing third in the standings.

“It was a hard fought battle to the end, and to win five of these KWS Races is pretty cool,” Scelzi said. “Again, big thanks to the Roth family for the opportunity to chase after this championship in 2019.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 33, Wins: 7, Top 5’s: 21, Top 10’s: 25.

ON TAP: Dominic Scelzi and Roth Motorsports have concluded their 2019 season.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports, or liking them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/.

You can keep up with Dominic Scelzi by following him on Twitter @DominicScelzi41.



 

Aprile Breaks Podium Drought

A four-season podium drought was broken by Brent Aprile last Saturday night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, where he scored a second-place finish in the second East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series round.

In only his second outing for the 2019-20 season, Aprile, driving his Qld # 42 Sprint Shack / Aprile Industries supported GF1 car, enjoyed a great run that saw him battle at the front of the field for the entire 30-lap distance and in the end followed winner and current Australian Champion Andrew Scheuerle across the finish line.

“I had a really good run throughout the feature race on the weekend with plenty of passing going on and it great to get back onto the podium,” expressed the 27-year-old racer from Mackay in Queensland, who had started the feature race from position four after strong performances earlier in the night, which saw him topped the time sheets in qualifying.

“Headinginto this season the team and I decided to run our later model GF1 car, and it’s definitely starting to pay off, as in our first two outings this season we have been in podium contention, so I couldn’t be happier with our start to the season.”

Aprile’s season opener, which was late last month in the opening East Coast Logistics Series round at Archerfield Speedway, saw him robbed of a podium finish after suffering a flat tyre while in third place in the closing stages and dropping back down the order to finish in a disappointing 11th place.

Regarding the rest of Aprile’s 2019-20 season, hehas laid out a domestic schedule based around mainly Archerfield Speedway.

“The plan for the team and I this season is to be based around Archerfield Speedway, as there is plenty of racing on offer, including World Series round,” he explained.

“We would like to do a bit of interstate racing at places like Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, but that is all going to depend on how we are going locally and of course how our we are going budget wise.”

The next appearance for Aprile and his team will be at Archerfield Speedway for the third East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series round on the Saturday night of November 16.

Aprile is proudly supported by the following 2019-20 season sponsors:
Sprint Shack
Aprile Industries
Mackay Discount Drug Store
Inglis Racing Engines.

Special thanks:Aprile’s wife Natasha, his parents(David and Christine), his crew chief Glenno Inglis, and Scotty Inglis.

To find out more about Aprile and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Aprile Racing or visit their website at www.aprileracing.com.au.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Honoring Famous Father With Throwback Paint Scheme at Can-Am World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2019) - Kraig Kinser will pay homage to his famous father with a special throwback paint scheme this week during the Can-Am World Finals.

VanHorn Racing Graphics recently produced the retro paint scheme as a tribute to Steve Kinser - 'The King of the Outlaws.' Kraig Kinser will rock the scheme during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series final event of the season, running Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

"Jeff VanHorn, who does our decals, is opening a new building and had an open house," Kinser said. "He wanted to do the car. We talked about it for the Knoxville Nationals, but we didn't have enough time. It's a throwback. I think it looks pretty good."

Kinser has been successful at the North Carolina oval, where he recorded results of sixth and ninth, respectively, earlier this season. He passed a combined 23 cars during the two World Finals main events last year, earning the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars during the season finale.

"It's a track that has been good to us in the past," he said. "We just hope that we can carry on positive runs there. We're pretty confident. We try to bring as much confidence with us as possible without being overconfident. We realized it's tough race. A lot of guys come to Charlotte at the end of the year. It's turned into a big event."

A pair of top-five finishes would give Kinser his most top fives and top 10s in a World of Outlaws season since 2017, when he ran 10 more races than this year. He is also seeking his first triumph since 2017.

"We're looking to do the best we can," he said. "We want to go in there and get a win. We want to end the year on a good note. Hopefully we have speed when we unload and can stay up there and adapt to the track conditions."

SEASON STATS -

74 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 27 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 58 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wings Unlimited

Wings Unlimited manufactures sprint car wings that many of the top teams across the country use. For more information, visit http://www.SprintWingsUnlimited.com .

"We've been with Wings Unlimited for a few years," Kinser said. "They make a quality product that doesn't have issues. We've developed a great relationship with them and they make it easy to work with them."

Kinser would also like to thank Sander Engineering, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Profile by Sanford, Border Tire, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, Blud Lubricants, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, VanHorn Racing Graphics, Crow Enterprises, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, KSE Racing Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Allstar Performance, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Dyer's Top Rods, Racing Optics, Aerodine Composites Group, The Race Shack, Paint by Steve, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Integra Racing Shocks, Southern Pacific Farms and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Bogucki and SawBlade.com Sponsored Team Close Season With Win in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 5, 2019) - Scott Bogucki capped his best season of sprint car racing in the United States by taking the win during the final event of the 2019 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season last Friday at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

It was Bogucki's third ASCS National Tour victory of the season and fourth in two seasons racing with the series. The triumph, coupled with a seventh-place finish on Thursday during the opening round of the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals , propelled the Australian driver and his SawBlade.com sponsored team to fifth in the final championship standings.

"It's great to finish the year with a win, not only for me but for all my sponsors," he said. "We had struggled the past couple of months and this will give me a tremendous boost heading into the offseason. To be honest, we had a top-three team with the ASCS. If you eliminate a couple of bad nights that were out of our control, and me getting my bell rung, we would have been there."

The 2018 ASCS Rookie of the Year said when looking at the season from start to finish, posting 11 top-five finishes, "is something to be incredibly proud of."

"We had an amazing Knoxville Nationals in both the 410 and 360, making the A Main for the 360 Nationals once again and only missing the 410 A Main by three positions," Bogucki added. "Our program this season was improved in every aspect and that has me so pumped up for 2020."

Bogucki said the track was "locked down" early last Thursday when he raced to a fifth-place heat race finish and came home eighth in a qualifier. That placed him into a B Main, in which he drove from fourth to second.

"The track got a lot better by feature-time and I drove from 20 th up to fifth and something knocked the ignition switch off," he said. "By the time I realized what had happened two cars got around me and I finished seventh, but was still the Hard Charger."

Bogucki's confidence from Thursday carried over to Friday with a sixth to second place run in his heat race. A fifth-place finish in his qualifier started him fifth for the final feature of 2019.

"At the start of the race everyone went to the top and I drove right to third and when they continued to race up there my car was just fantastic on the bottom, especially in turns three and four," he said. "I got to the lead. I thought I might have been too good too early so I just drove it as hard as I could."

Bogucki traded slide jobs with Tony Stewart for the lead toward the end of the race, but was able to maintain the top spot. He used traffic to his advantage to hold off Stewart and late in the race a bid from former ASCS and two-time Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions titlest Aaron Reutzel, even surviving a green-white-checkered finish.

"That was a blast racing with Tony like that," Bogucki said. "I just had to be patient and make my car as wide as I could."

Bogucki will get the team "buttoned up" for the winter and will head back to Australia later this month.

"I can't wait to get back to a beach and out of this cold," he joked. "I should be back in the states by February and get ready for 2020."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 31 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 5 (5); Qualifier: 8 (9); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 7 (20).

Nov. 1 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 2 (6); Qualifier: 5 (6); Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 3 wins, 11 top fives, 20 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 27 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

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

SawBlade.com is the official SawBlade of the American Sprint Car Series and title sponsor of every National Tour A-Feature as well as Victory Lane. For more information, log onto https://www.sawblade.com and follow along on Social Media at @SawBladecom on Twitter, on Instagram at Sawblade.com_, and on Facebook.

"When we say this is a team effort, without all our sponsors none of this would be possible," Bogucki said. "SawBlade is an incredible sponsor and friend to our team and I hope to continue our relationship next season. Scottie and the Dissolvalloy team, you are my USA family. Lee from Ostrich Race Engines is the best in the business and an incredible friend. All of my crew and sponsors have no idea what you mean to me. Thank you for believing in this little team and backing the kid from Australia."

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

 

 

Hill Battles Challenging Track Position and Track Surface During ASCS National Tour Finale

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 5, 2019) - Poor track position and a challenging track surface hindered Alex Hill during her final two races of the year with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Thursday and Friday at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

"My crew gave me a good car both nights," she said. "We haven't drawn well lately and that continued at Texas. With ASCS you need to pass cars in your heat race when you don't draw well. Unfortunately, the track was really difficult to pass on both nights."

Hill started seventh in her heat race on Thursday during the opening round of the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.

"I got into the grease on the start and fell back to eighth," she said. "Then I was able to pass a couple of cars and finish sixth. Dropping back on the start really hurt us."

Hill rolled off 10th in her qualifier.

"I had a really good start in the qualifier and moved up several spots," she said. "But then a car spun in front of me. I had to get on the brakes hard and that pushed me up the track and I almost flipped. I finished the race 10th with a bent axle. My guys replaced the axle before the B Main, but then we had a part failure with the brakes so we couldn't do much there and finished seventh."

Friday's results were similar to Thursday's for Hill.

"I started fifth in my heat, but spun the tires on the start and ended up finishing sixth," she said. "I had a good car, but the mistake at the start was on me."

As the night before, Hill started last in her qualifier.

"I just wasn't able to do much," she said. "Once the cars got strung out it was really difficult to pass. I also made some driving errors on things I need to work on."

Her season ended with an eighth-place finish in a B Main after starting seventh.

"Once again, there was very little passing with everyone running the fast line around the top," she said.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 31 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 6 (7); Qualifier: 10 (10); B Main: 7 (7).

Nov. 1 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 6 (5); Qualifier: 10 (10); B Main: 8 (7).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 18 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Creative Edge Signs and Graphics

Located in Kitchener, Ontario, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics has been in business for more than 20 years. Co-founder Steve Lyons started in vehicle graphics as a teenager, lettering race cars at the local race track. Back then, the tools of the trade were brushes and a steady hand. Today, computer technology allows its team of artists to go far beyond the capabilities of the paint brush. From computer-cut vinyl to digital imaging, Creative Edge has the tools to design eye-catching signs and vehicle graphics from start to finish. For more information, visit http://www.CreativeEdgeInc.ca.

"Creative Edge provides us with great quality wraps for our car," Hill said. "They are the best."

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


 

Starks Heading to North Carolina for World of Outlaws Can-Am World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Nov. 5, 2019) - Trey Starks ventures to North Carolina this week for the Can-Am World Finals hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver is slated to invade the oval Thursday through Saturday for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event that features qualifying for both the Friday and Saturday program on Thursday evening.

"We're excited to get back to North Carolina," Starks said. "That is where (team co-owner) Jeff (McCall) lives and we don't get to race there very often so we always look forward to it."

Starks has a 360ci winged sprint car triumph at the track in 2016. He has also led laps during the World Finals and set quick time during qualifying in 2017.

"We've run pretty well there throughout the years," he said. "We definitely have confidence rolling through the gates. It helps that we've been to Victory Lane and led laps during a World of Outlaws feature. The key is to get qualified up front and then focus on taking advantage of track position."

His best World of Outlaws result at the track was a 12th-place showing in 2017.

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 17 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moose Blocks

Steven "Moose" Brokenshire founded Moose Blocks, Inc., in 2002, in York, Pa. Moose Blocks has developed into is a stable, profitable business offering precision machining and excellent customer service. The company has evolved into a full-service custom machine shop that supplies sprint car parts to dealers all across the United States, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit http://www.MooseBlocks.com.

"Moose Blocks is the leading manufacturer of sprint car components and has been helping the Gobrecht team out for years," Starks said. "We're very appreciative of their support and look forward to representing them in Victory Lane many times."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, Champion Brands, FK Rod Ends, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Security Race Products, Benner's Butcher Shoppe and Darwin L. Martin Trucking for their continued support.

 

COURTNEY SETTING USAC RECORDS IN DREAM 2019 SEASON

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Speedway, Indiana (November 5, 2019).........Tyler Courtney's 2019 USAC season has been a memorable one on numerous fronts, not the least is the number of wins he's collected as the tour moves into November and the final month of the racing year.

Entering this week's Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction at California's Perris Auto Speedway on Nov. 7-8-9, Courtney has already garnered 16 total USAC National feature victories - once in Silver Crown, seven times in the AMSOIL National Sprint Cars and eight instances in the seat of a NOS Energy Drink National Midget.

Courtney's total, thus far, has placed him in the upper echelon of USAC's greatest individual seasons. And, with that, 11 National events (6 Midget, 5 Sprint) over the next handful of weeks remain, providing him an opportunity to chase down J.J. Yeley's record of 23 National wins in 2003 if he catches figurative fire and blitzes through the month.

The Indianapolis, Ind. native's 16 wins ranks as the eighth most prolific season, in terms of victories, the series has ever seen, equaling the defending AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion with Rich Vogler's 11 Midget and 5 Sprint win campaign of 1978.

Additionally, Courtney became just the fifth driver to win at least 15 USAC National races and win in at least three National divisions in a single season, joining A.J. Foyt (1961-64), Parnelli Jones (1964), Jay Drake (2000) and Yeley (2003).

Courtney remains the lone driver to pick up wins in all three USAC National divisions in 2019 with an historic victory during May's Hoosier Hundred in Silver Crown competition, plus Midget wins twice in Ocala, Fla., and once each at Kokomo, Ind., Granite City, Ill., Bloomington, Ind., Fairbury, Neb., Ohio's Eldora Speedway and at Haubstadt, Ind. Plus, he tallied sprint scores thrice at Eldora, and singularly at Port Royal, Pa., Plymouth, Ind., Terre Haute, Ind. and Kokomo, Ind.

Up next for him to tackle are the Nov. 7-8-9 Oval Nationals at Perris with the Sprint Car, then doubling in both the midget and sprint for two-straight nights at Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley for the 52nd Western World Championships presented by San Tan Ford on Nov. 15-16, which concludes the sprint season where he enters trailing point leader C.J. Leary by 47 points.

Following that, it's all about California sunshine and midget racing as the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 commences on Nov. 19-20 at California's Placerville Speedway, followed by a stop at Bakersfield Speedway for the November Classic on Nov. 23 and the midget season closer, Nov. 28, for the 79th edition of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway.

MOST USAC NATIONAL WINS IN A SINGLE SEASON:

2003: J.J. Yeley
(23 National / 24 Total)
4 Silver Crown, 13 National Sprint & 6 National Midget

1961: A.J. Foyt
(19 National / 19 Total)
4 Championship Car, 6 National Sprint & 9 National Midget

1964: A.J. Foyt
(18 National / 18 Total)
10 Championship Car, 5 National Sprint & 3 Stock

1964: Parnelli Jones
(18 National / 18 Total)
2 Championship Cars, 8 Stock, 1 National Sprint & 7 National Midget

2000: Jay Drake
(17 National / 19 Total)
1 Silver Crown, 10 National Sprint & 6 National Midget

1988: Rich Vogler
(17 National / 18 Total)
16 National Midget & 1 National Sprint

1967: Mel Kenyon
(17 National / 17 Total)
17 National Midget

1978: Rich Vogler
(16 National / 16 Total)
11 National Midget & 5 National Sprint

2019: Tyler Courtney
(16 National / 16 Total)
1 Silver Crown, 7 National Sprint & 8 National Midget

 

 

Kerry Madsen Eyeing Strong Outing During Can-Am World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 5, 2019) - The season is down to the final weekend for Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen.

The KI Crossbows sponsored racer heads to The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., this Thursday through Saturday for the Can-Am World Finals.

"I'm pretty excited," Madsen said. "The curtain is getting dropped on the season, but we've had a good direction the last few weeks. Hopefully we can use this as a platform to spring into 2020."

Madsen earned career-best fourth-place results during both nights of the World Finals in 2017. He has 10 career top 10s during World of Outlaws starts at the oval.

"Being in position is key and just driving a smart race," he said. "Usually the last half of the race the lines change so being in a good position is important."

Madsen enters this weekend with five top fives and 13 top 10s during Outlaws events this year. He is locked into being the top-finishing driver in the World of Outlaws championship standings who isn't a full-time competitor.

"With the changes early in the year we got behind and didn't get in front," he said. "We had some great runs, but we underachieved. I feel the steps we've taken at the end of the year will pay off next year."

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 2 wins, 15 top fives, 27 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Giovanni Scelzi Seeking Continued Success During Can-Am World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi is heading to one of his most successful tracks this week as he and car owner Bernie Stuebgen venture to The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

The duo has captured a win and three top fives in four starts during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition at the oval in Concord, N.C.

"The last couple of years of going to new tracks with tough competition you have to be comfortable right away," Scelzi said. "We've consistently qualified good and had good runs. It's always fun to go somewhere where you've had success. It brings the confidence level up."

Scelzi posted a 15th-place outing during his debut at the track before he charged from 11th to fifth on the final night of the World Finals last year. He followed that performance by winning the opening night of the Patriot Nationals in May and overcoming a late caution by rallying from the back to fifth the following night.

"The last race it took rubber and everybody blew tires," he said. "It was a unique race. I don't think we'll have to deal with rubber this weekend. I'm looking forward to a good race track at a good facility."

Scelzi has already had a career-best year during limited World of Outlaws starts. In addition to the victory - the second of his career with the series - Scelzi has five top fives and a dozen top 10s. That's the most he has recorded in both categories.

"Our performance has been good this year," he said. "I've hopped in a few different rides and we've had a good year. All around I'm happy with how the year has gone. To end on a high note would be great. It brings you into the offseason and the next year a lot happier."

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 8 wins, 21 top fives, 35 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

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Michael enjoys visit to Texas Motor Speedway, looks ahead to 2020

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PLANO, Texas (November 4, 2019) – Despite his overall weekend results lacking an A-main appearance, T.J. Michael’s visit to Texas Motor Speedway for the annual Texas Sprint Car Nationals on October 31 & November 1 proved to be a worthwhile experience, ultimately facing-off against a star-studded field of sprint car racing talent comprised of 360 hotshots, as well as 410 aces.

Not only did Michael have the opportunity to compete against some of the best sprint car drivers in the world, he did so in front of a very familiar crowd.

“It definitely feels great to be back in Texas,” T.J. Michael said, a Plano, Texas-native who spends the majority of his racing calendar planted in Fremont, Ohio. “As you can imagine, having a race team headquartered in Ohio doesn’t leave a lot of opportunities to race in Texas, so when this event popped up on the schedule, we knew we were all in. Having the opportunity to race in front of my hometown friends and family creates a feeling like nothing else. Also, a number of our partners are from Texas, so that gave us the chance to promote their services in front of a more local audience.”

The pair of ASCS National Tour starts resulted in a pair of B-main appearances for Michael; he finished fifth during B-main competition on both nights. Forty cars were on hand for the Texas Sprint Car Nationals opener on Thursday, October 31, followed by a field of 39 for the finale on Friday, November 1.

The event was held in conjunction with the NASCAR visit to Texas Motor Speedway.

With Michael’s 2019 schedule now complete, the ‘Texas Traveler’ will begin the tedious process of rebuilding for 2020. As years prior, Michael will build his schedule as others become available, eventually unveiling his plans after the new year.

“We’ll take our time and get everything ready for next season,” Michael added. “Hopefully we have the opportunity to begin our year with some racing in the South. Only time will tell.”

SPECIAL THANKS:
T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kear’s Speed Shop, Wings Unlimited, Soul Fully Rooted, Big D’s Pizza.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

STATS:
2016 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24. Earned B-main victory on Saturday, June 3, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Charged from 26th to finish 12th at Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 19, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Orange County (NY) Fair Speedway on Saturday, July 29.

2018 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes with OVSCA on Friday and Saturday, May 11-12; fifth at Hilltop Speedway (Millersburg, Ohio) and seventh at Wayne County (Ohio) Speedway. Earned top-ten (6th) finish with FAST Series at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 26. Charged from 19th to finish eighth at Attica on Friday, June 1, followed by a charge from 18th to finish 10th at Fremont on Saturday, June 2. Rallied from 12th to sixth during All Star/Speedweek A-main at Sharon Speedway on June 19. Advanced from 18th to 12th during Atomic Speedway/Speedweek make-up feature on June 23. Finished second during FAST action at Attica on June 29. Battled from 15th to eighth during FAST action at Fremont on June 30. Finished seventh at Fremont Speedway during FAST action on July 7. Joined the World of Outlaws and qualified for the Brad Doty Classic main event and finished 19th (50 cars). Rallied from 19th to finish 12th at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 27. Finished fifth at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 28. Charged from eighth to finish second at Wayne County Speedway on August 25. Highlighted Labor Day weekend with a charge from 23rd to 13th at Wayne County Speedway.

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with a visit to Posse Country [Lincoln Speedway] on Saturday, March 30. Finished tenth at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 6. Finished fifth during FAST Series action at Sharon (Ohio) Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Finished seventh during AFCS action at Attica Raceway Park on June 28. Finished eighth at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, June 29. Rallied from 13th to finish seventh at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 5. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes during action at Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway on July 12 & 13: eighth at Attica and third from tenth at Wayne County. Finished sixth at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 26. Finished second at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, July 27. Earned first-ever victory during Waynesfield Raceway Park start on Friday, August 2; win worth $5,000. Finished second at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 3. Hard Charged to a sixth place finish at Attica Raceway Park on August 16. Rallied from 12th to sixth at Attica Raceway Park on August 23. Rebounded from tail to finish third at Wayne County Speedway on August 24. Finished fourth during FAST Series action at Gas City on August 30. Rallied from 12th to finish sixth during Fremont Speedway start on Saturday, September 14. Finished fourth during OVSCA event at Wayne County Speedway on September 21.

2019 Wins: 1 (Waynesfield Raceway Park – FAST Series – August 2)

 

 

FACTS ON THE 24TH ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS

(Perris, CA, November 4, 2019)

Facts on the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway

EVENT: 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction
WHERE: "The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing," Perris Auto Speedway on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571)
TRACK: 1/2-mile clay oval.
WHEN: Thursday, November 7, Friday November 8 and Saturday November 9.
PROGRAM: Qualifying, heats, preliminary and A Mains each night.
PRACTICE: Free for fans in the grandstands at 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 6. $2.00 pizza, beer and soft drinks.
WHO: The Amsoil USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars and the Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars.
SANCTIONING BODY: United States Auto Club (USAC)
TIMES: Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM on Thursday & Friday with racing at 7:00. Gates will open and 4:00 PM Saturday with racing at 7:10.
PURSE: $93,820.00. $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start the A mains on Thursday and Friday. $7,500.00 to win and $1,000.00 to start the A main on Saturday.
GRAND MARSHAL: Moose Racing Owners Tom and Lauri Sertich
RAY SCHEETZ MECHANIC OF THE RACE AWARD: Named after the legendary crew chief who had 10 sprint car championships and 155 race wins.
DEAN THOMPSON HIGH POINTS AWARD: Named after the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer. The awards goes to the driver who accumulates the most total points on the two preliminary nights.
BILL AND EVELYN PRATT MAIN EVENTS: Named after longtime car owners and officials Bill and Evelyn Pratt. Thursday’s main will be the “Bill Pratt Main Event” and Friday’s main will be the “Evelyn Pratt Main Event.”
TICKETS: Advance tickets available by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online at: www.tix.com. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window all three nights. We will not sell out.
ENTRIES: As this piece went to press 42 cars from nine states have pre-entered (complete entry list below).
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kevin Thomas Jr. from Cullman, Alabama
PAST CHAMPIONS EXPECTED TO ENTER: Kevin Thomas Jr, (2017, 2018), Damion Gardner (2009, 2011, 2016), Chris Windom (2010) and Bud Kaeding (2001, 2002, 2007). Complete list of past winners below.
AUTOGRAPH SESSION: 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. Saturday on the front straightaway.
CAMPING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS: $25.00 per night. Campgrounds opens at noon on Wednesday, November 6.
TRACK PHONE NUMBER: (951) 940-0134
TRACK WEBSITE: http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/index.html
TRACK SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: Perris Auto Speedway; Twitter: perrisautospdwy; Instagram: perrisautospeedway

# Driver Residence Owner

0 Bud Kaeding Campbell, CA Morrison Williams

4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

4 Justin Grant Ion, CA Topp Motorsports

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen

5 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Tye Mihocko

5G Chris Windom Canton, IL Parralax Group/Goacher Racing

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

7BC Tyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN Clauson Marshall/Newman Rcg.

7G Donnie Gansen San Bernardino, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen

10 Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd

12 Stevie Sussex Tempe, AZ ABC Body Shop

12B Joel Rayborne West Covina, CA Rodney Rayborne

13G Dennis Gile Phoenix, AZ Gene Gile

13M Thomas Meseraull Waveland, IN Gene Gile

15 Chris Bonneau Peoria, AZ Chris Bonneau

16 Mike Martin Yuma, AZ Mike Martin

19 Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Hayward Thomas Motorsports

19 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA Andy Reinbold

19AZ C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Andy Reinbold

19S Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO Andy Reinbold

28M Matt McCarthy Riverside, CA John McCarthy

32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon

34 Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA John Grau/Mike Burkhart

42 Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA Dwight Cheney

42X Jason McDougal Tulsa, OK Dwight Cheney

44 Cody Williams Norco, CA Cody Williams

44 Jake Helsel Monroe, WA Tony Helsel

50 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.

51 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Rickey Johnson

51T Eddie Tafoya Jr. Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya Sr.

57 Steve Hix Ventura, CA Steve Hix

68 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Shawn Thomas

69 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Hoffman Auto Racing

69 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman

73T Max Adams Loomis, CA Josh Ford Motorsports

74X Josh Hodges Albuquerque, NM Hodges Motorsports

83 Austin Liggett Tracy, CA Tim Liggett

88 Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd

91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance

92 Austin Williams Corona, CA Tom and Lauri Sertich

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy

98X Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson

Oval Nationals Winners

1996 – Jimmy Sills

1997 – Rip Williams

1998 – Rodney Argo

1999 – Rickie Gaunt

2000 – Tony Jones

2001 – Bud Kaeding

2002 – Bud Kaeding

2003 – Cory Kruseman

2004 – Cory Kruseman

2005 – Dave Darland

2006 – Dave Darland

2007 – Bud Kaeding

2008 – Jesse Hockett

2009 – Damion Gardner

2010 – Chris Windom

2011 – Damion Gardner

2012 – Mike Spencer

2013 – Dave Darland

2014 – Robert Ballou

2015 – Bryan Clauson

2016 – Damion Gardner

2017 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

2018 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

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

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

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

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

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Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

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

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Tony Stewart earns podium during Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals

Dates: Thursday and Friday, October 31 & November 1 Event: Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals Series: American Sprint Car Series (ASCS National Tour) Track: Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track (Fort Worth, Texas) Tony Stewart Finishes (Start): Thursday: B-Main/Did Not Start Friday: A-Main 3rd (3rd)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 4, 2019) - Although his Thursday night visit to Texas Motor Speedway ended short of main event competition, forced to retire during A-main qualifier action after a front wheel came apart from the car, ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing persevered in a big way and rallied to finish on the podium the following evening.

Stewart was winning his respective A-main qualifier when the front-end trouble occurred.

Smoke, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car, went on to finish third during the Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals finale on Friday, November 1; he started in the exact same position.

Despite finishing two spots shy of the ultimate goal, Stewart was in a position to capitalize the entire distance, actually leading laps 20-22 before losing command to eventual winner, Scott Bogucki, on lap 23.

Sanctioned by the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), Smoke kicked-off Friday evening with a third place finish during his respective heat race, followed by a victory during the evening’s second A-main qualifier.

“It was great to get back to Texas,” Tony Stewart noted, a ten-time sprint car winner in 2019 who was also inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame during the recent weekend. “I think we had the speed necessary to be competitive on Thursday, but mechanical issues happen. Lucky for me, I have a team that never gives up. We were able to pick up right where we left off.”

Tony Stewart’s upcoming plans remain uncertain. Fans should stay alert online, as well as on social media, for any updates regarding Smoke’s sprint car agenda.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.tonystewart.com.

Tony Stewart: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/ or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TonyStewart.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram at www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg.

2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru November 4, 2019) Total Races: 65 Total Wins: 10 Total Top-5s: 29 Total Top-10s: 37

 

 

Rico Abreu caps 2019 sprint car season with Tribute to Gary Patterson/SCCT victory at Stockton

Dates: Friday and Saturday, November 1st & 2nd Event: Tribute to Gary Patterson Series: Open, Sprint Car Challenge Tour and King of the West-NARC Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, California) Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: [Open 360] DNF Saturday: [SCCT 360] 1st (1st) Saturday: [KWS-NARC 410] 8th (7th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (November 4, 2019) - Although his winning streak was ultimately forced to end at six after brake issues during open 360 sprint car action at Stockton Dirt Track on November 1 cut all hope for a seventh straight trip to victory lane, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu did not allow the momentum shift to slow down his winning potential, eventually capping his two-day stint in Stockton with a Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) triumph during the Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday, November 2.

The $7,000 victory, Abreu’s second of the 2019 season with the 360 sprint car series, was accomplished in convincing fashion, eventually holding off fellow California-native, Shane Golobic, during the closing circuits. Abreu, who will officially close out his 2019 sprint car season with 13 victories, now owns five Tribute to Gary Patterson trophies.

In addition to his SCCT win, Abreu finished eighth during the King of the West-NARC portion of the Gary Patterson program, kicking things off with a fourth place performance during heat race action.

“It was another great weekend for our team. I think we left a little bit on the table during the King of the West race at Stockton, but we had things right where they needed to be for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion. I owe that all to my team. Things have been clicking and I’m more than proud of their efforts,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Gold State Restaurant Group/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/No. 24 sprint car. “We are already looking ahead to next year. Hopefully we can keep this momentum flowing until our next start in a sprint car.”

Rico Abreu’s upcoming schedule remains uncertain. Fans are encouraged to check-in periodically via social media for further updates regarding Rico Abreu’s 2020 plans.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

APPAREL: Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit shoprico.com.

2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru November 4, 2019) Total Races: 76 Total Wins: 13 Total Top-5s: 31 Total Top-10s: 55 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Cody Spencer Dominant at Stockton Dirt Track as Series Heads to Marysville Raceway Saturday to Close 2019 Season

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Stockton, CA)- Friday night at the Stockton Dirt Track, it was all about Cody Spencer, as he put up a very strong showing en route to his first Joe Hunt Magnetos Series feature event on the season.

Turning in a masterful performance, Spencer was very strong in Friday night’s feature event as would find himself battling up front with Nick Robfogel.

While much of the focus was on the battle up front, point leader, Jake Morgan was making big time moves from his 14th starting position as had reached the Top-5 in just five laps as he would battle with the likes of DJ Johnson and Terry Schank Jr.

As the laps clicked off, Morgan would move into third and close in on the lead duo of Spencer and Robfogel. With Robfogel getting on the back stretch just enough to give Morgan an opening, Morgan would shoot the gap on the 18th lap but they would touch in three and four and it would result in right front damage on Morgan’s machine.

With Morgan slowing, Braidon Moniz had nowhere to go and caught Morgan’s left rear and tipped his car over. He would luckily be uninjured. Also during the stoppage, Robfogel would have issues and head to the work area moving DJ Johnson up to second with Terry Schank now moving into third.

The final stanza saw Spencer again leave the field in his wake as he would not be denied on this night grabbing the win over DJ Johnson, Terry Schank, Jarrett Soares and Boy Moniz rounding out the Top-5.

DJ Johnson got the night started off by besting the 19 car field in time trials as he earned Quick Time Energy Fast Qualifier Honors.

The three heat race winners were Cody Spencer winning Benic Enterprise Heat Race No. 1, Angelique Bell winning Brow and Miller Heat Race No. 2, and Nick Robfogel winning King Racing Products Heat Race No. 3.

Josh Young finished in the 15th position and took home the BR Motorsports award, and Jarrett Soares was the Santomauro Racing Hard Charger recipient.

The attention now turns to Maryville Raceway this Saturday night as the Hunt Series is slated for one final race in 2019. Despite having a tough night at Stockton Dirt Track, Jake Morgan will look to cap off a very good season with the series championship.

For information on start times and ticket prices, please click over to www.marysvilleraceway.com.

2019 Schedule

Nov. 9- Marysville Raceway

ON TAP: Saturday night we will close our 2019 season out at Marysville Raceway for the Tribute to Al Hinds.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 6th, Placerville Speedway), Jake Morgan (June 22nd, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 6th, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 20th, Merced Speedway), Shawn Jones (August 10th, Placerville Speedway), Cody Fendley (August 17th, Petaluma Speedway), Matt Stewart (August 23rd Stockton Dirt Track), Jake Morgan (August 25th, Stockton Dirt Track), Cody Spencer (November 1st, Stockton Dirt Track)

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

 

 

Croft Closes Season With a Trio of Top-5’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to work for one final weekend of racing in 2019, Willie Croft would put together quite the weekend as he ran fourth in open competition on Friday night before picking up a 5th place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, and a 2nd place finish with the King of the West Series on Saturday night at Stockton Dirt Track.

“It was a great weekend for our team, and a great way for us to close out our season,” Willie Croft said “It was a busy weekend and it kept us on our toes, but my guys did a great job and our results show.”

Friday night a hooked up and hauling racing surface saw Croft battle up front all race long. Battling with the likes of Mitchell Faccinto, Justyn Cox, and Jason Solwold, Croft would cap the opener off with a fourth place finish.

Looking to better himself on Saturday night during the finale for both the SCCT and the KWS, Croft would continue to flex his muscles as he was the fast qualifier in 360 action and 4th quickest with the King of the West Series.

Lining up fourth in both heat races, Croft would pick up a couple of positions in his SCCT heat and finish second, as heat races would get strung out in 410 action as he finished fourth.

Safely in both series’ final feature events of the year, Croft would take the green flag from the front row alongside Rico Abreu with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

On a track that was continuing to slick up, Croft would slip back to third when the race came to life as Ryan Robinson was able to get by him. Battling with the likes of Colby Copeland and then Shane Golobic, Croft would continue to run well as he remained in the Top-5.

As the action heated up, Croft would continue to stay strong in the slick as he held on to finish fifth as Ed Entz displayed the final SCCT checkered flag of the season.

Taking the green flag from the seventh starting position in KWS action, Croft would have his work cut out for himself with pre race track work making for a fast surface in the early goings of the feature event.

With passing tough for some, Croft would nail the start as he quickly jumped up into the fourth spot before dipping up DJ Netto to take over the third position.

Able to dispose of Craig Stidham and take over second, Croft would look to close in on Golobic who had built up quite a large gap over the field.

Unable to get to Golobic despite a couple of late restarts, Croft would keep his grasp on the second position as the weekend came to a close.

“Big thanks to all of the guys who work on these cars,” Willie Croft said. “We were fast all night, and it really made for a fun weekend. Great to come away with three Top-5’s.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Team Simpson, Stilo, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-56, Wins-0, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-29.

ON TAP: Willie Croft’s 2019 season has come to a conclusion.

C&M Motorsports will also be back in action at the Trophy Cup this weekend as Arkansas resident, Tim Crawley will handle the driving duties.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Justyn Cox Second at Tribute to GP Opener Before Engine Issues Sideline Him Saturday

PETERSEN MEDIA: Closing his 2019 season out over the weekend at Stockton Dirt Track with Doug Rutz, Justyn Cox would pick up a second place finish on Friday night, before engine issues derailed him on Saturday night as he again was putting another very good night together.

“Friday night was really good,” Justyn Cox said. “We had a really smooth, trouble free night and we were really good. Shane Golobic was simply better and really was the class of the field.”

Timing the Rutz Racing No. 8R machine in third fastest in qualifying time trials, Cox would race his way to a third place finish in heat race competition.

Earning a spot in the Dash, the Clarksburg, CA driver would pick up a third place finish and line up in the second row of the 30-lap feature event. Settling into third in the early going of the feature event, Cox set his sights on second running Shane Golobic and early leader Mitchell Faccinto.

On the hooked up and hauling Stockton Dirt Track surface, lap traffic came into the equation quick and it allowed for the top three to close in amongst each other.

Able to get into second just before the race’s halfway point, Cox would then have the daunting task of chasing after Golobic who was setting a torrid pace out front.

Closing in on Golobic at times during the closing laps of the feature, Cox would have nothing for the leader as he would take his second place finish on Friday night and turn his attention to Saturday’s SCCT finale.

Continuing to have speed in the Rutz Racing entry, Cox would get off to a nice start on Saturday night and earn quick time honors in his qualifying group.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Cox would finish in the fourth position and it would be good enough to earn a spot in the Dash, but things would not go as planned.

Noticing something amiss under the hood of his car at the conclusion of the heat, the Rutz team would go to work in the pits looking to find the issue and make repairs. Unfortunately the issue would be terminal and the night would come to an end for Cox and company.

“Saturday night we had another really good night going, but issues ended our night after our heat,” Cox said. “Doug Rutz and Jim Richmond did so much for me this year as well as Rodney Tiner, Jr. I can’t thank all these guys enough for what they did me this yea; we had a ton of fun.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-51, Wins-5, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-26

ON TAP: Justyn Cox has concluded his 2019 season.

 

 

Carson Macedo 2nd and 6th with Tarlton Motorsports at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though the rigorous World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Schedule gave drivers and teams one last off weekend before the upcoming World Finals, Carson Macedo was having none of it as he headed back to his native California and picked up second and sixth place finishes with Tarlton Motorsports in Stockton, CA.

“It is always great to get home, and get back to where all of this started,” Carson Macedo said. “Big thanks to the Tarlton family for giving me the chance to get another couple of races in, it really is a blast racing with Paul, Tyrone, and the Tarlton family.”

Despite some issues arising throughout the night in both the 360 and 410 car, Macedo was still able to put on a show and thrill the fans he once raced in front of on a weekly basis.

After timing the 360 in fourth fastest aboard the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum backed entry, Macedo would finish second in his heat race and line up 11thin the feature event.

Showing some serious veteran savvy at the Stockton Dirt Track, Macedo was able to carve his way through the field as he would his way up into a spot on the podium.

Working into third, Macedo would try and track down the lead duo of Shane Golobic and Rico Abreu, but just didn’t have enough laps to do so as he capped a great charge to finish third.

Getting off to an auspicious start with the KWS, Macedo would end up timing in 14thfastest in time trials.

Able to fix what ailed them in qualifications, Macedo was simply on a terror in his heat race. Going wherever he needed to go, Macedo would thrill the crowd as a last lap pass would net him the win.

With points qualifying drivers for the KWS Dash, Macedo would find himself on the outside looking in with his qualifying effort and would grid the field from the 14thstarting position.

Some pre race track work made the opening portion of the race pretty single file, but as it started to blow off, Macedo was able to work through the fray. With passing in the KWS feature at a premium for the most part, the Lemoore, CA driver would still pick up some positions as he closed his night out with a sixth place finish.

“We had some little things really set us back throughout the night, but it is part of racing,” Macedo said. “Still, had a blast racing with these guys, and looking forward to getting back out and running the new Tarlton Motorsports midget in a few weeks.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2019 season.

ON TAP:Tarlton Motorsports will return to action at Arizona Speedway November 15thand 16thwith the USAC National Midget Series as Carson Macedo will pilot a new Tarlton Motorsports midget.

 

 

Netto Rebounds To Finish 12th with C&M Motorsports During SCCT Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his second start of the season aboard the C&M Motorsports No. 7C, DJ Netto would overcome a mid-race pile up and come away with a 12th place finish during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour finale.

“We did get timed in to well, but we got better and better as the night went on,” DJ Netto said. “I have to thank Cody and Mandi for another chance to driver their car, I wish we wouldn’t have gotten collected in the restart tangle because we were pretty fast.”

Timing the Moorefield Construction, Inc./PT Shocks/Swartz Diesel/Alturas Tire entry in sixth fastest in time trials, Netto would line up in the third row of his heat race.

Battling with the likes of Justyn Cox and Andy Forsberg in heat race competition, Netto would finish in the fifth position, and that would be good enough to transfer him into the 30-lap Sprint Car Challenge Tour finale.

Lining up 20th on the starting grid, Netto would start his charge forward on the slick racing surface, until a yellow flag on the 11th lap bunched the field back up.

The ensuing restart was extremely ragged, and it resulted in three cars getting stacked up and one of those was in fact Netto in the C&M Motorsports machine.

Getting pushed back to the work area, the C&M Motorsports would check out the No. 7c machine before Netto made the call to restart from the tail end of the field.

From the back, Netto was able to pick up quite a few positions over the last half of the race as the track continued to slick off lap after lap. Rebounding well, Netto would make his way to the checkered flag with a 12th place finish.

“Just some unfortunate circumstances on that one restart,” Netto said. “Still had a ton of fun racing with the C&M Motorsports team, and can’t thank them enough for the opportunity to run for them again.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Inc., PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team has wrapped up their 2019 season.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-36, Wins-1, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-22.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

Forsberg and F&F Racing Cap 2019 Season with 11th Place Finish at The Tribute to GP

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back aboard the F&F Racing No. x1 machine after Paul McMahan handled the driving duties at Trophy Cup, Andy Forsberg closed out the season for the team in Stockton, CA by picking up an 11th place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“We had a really good car all night long, and I just complete whiffed on a restart and we slipped back to finish 11th,” Andy Forsberg said. “The car and the team were really good, I was not.”

Timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine in third fastest in his qualifying group, the Auburn, CA driver would finish third in his heat race as he chased Colby Copeland and Carson Macedo across the stripe.

By way of his third place finish, Forsberg would transfer directly into the 30-lap feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the 13th starting position.

From the seventh row, Forsberg would make some swift moves around the Stockton Dirt Track as he quickly jumped into the Top-10 and continued to look for more. Abel to fight his way forward up to sixth, a restart would not go well for Forsberg.

When the race came back to life, Forsberg would miss his line getting into three, and it would result in him losing a handful of positions. Falling out of the Top-10, Forsberg would slip all the way back to 11th.

With not much time to make up his lost ground, the Auburn, CA driver would cap his night with an 11th place finish as he closed out F&F Racing’s 2019 season.

“It wasn’t quite how we had hoped to end our season, but looking back it was really a great year,” Forsberg said. “Winning another championship, and quite a few races, I’d say it was a fun year, and thanks to all of these guys for all of their hard work.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2019.

ON TAP: F&F Racing has ended their 2019 season.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-35, Wins-8, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-22.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Nets Top Five During KWS-NARC Season Finale to Finish Third in Championship Standings

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi finished third in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings after recording a top-five run last Saturday during the season finale hosted by Stockton Dirt Track.

"We didn't lose the championship on Saturday," he said. "We lost it throughout the year. It's unfortunate, but at the end of the day it's the results that we earned.

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura and the whole Roth Motorsports team for the opportunity. Also, thank you to Scotty Martin. We've won seven races together this year, six last year and three the year before."

Scelzi qualified sixth quickest to kick off the action on Saturday. He advanced from third to second place in a heat race and from fifth to fourth place in the dash to garner the fourth starting position for the A Main.

"In hot laps I think we were a little snug," he said. "We were even tighter in qualifying and didn't get the laps we needed. That put us further behind the eight ball. We made progress in the heat and dash. They watered the track before the main event. There was standing water on the track when they threw the green flag. We fell back to seventh or eighth and got back to fifth."

Scelzi rebounded from the tough start to rally back into the top five and finish fifth. It marked his 28th top five of the season.

Scelzi also competed at the oval on Friday, timing in 17th quickest, placing fifth in a heat race and exiting the track early during the main event.

"That was a different car than our 410 car and we had some mechanical issues," he said. "In the heat race we ran fifth, which started me 16 th in the feature. I was running around 15th and there was no passing. The track was wide open around the bottom. It wasn't worth tearing up our equipment so I pulled off about 10 laps in."

Scelzi is heading east this week to tackle the Can-Am World Finals Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. He nearly recorded a top 10 during the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event last year and was on pace to garner a top five at the track earlier this year, but a tire problem hampered his result both times.

"I'm looking forward to ending the Outlaws season in Charlotte," he said. "We had a good run going last year and at the Patriot Nationals this year before we blew a tire. I'm hoping we can have similar speed, but with better luck."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 1 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 20 (16).

Nov. 2 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 5 (4).

SEASON STATS -

79 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 35 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 62 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Whipple Superchargers has become one of the most respected aftermarket supercharger companies and the choice of Ford and General Motors for their aftermarket needs. Whipple currently leads development and is the only US based manufacturer of the twin-screw supercharger. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com .

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

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

 

 

Shaffer Added to Sides Motorsports Roster for Can-Am World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Nov. 4, 2019) - Sides Motorsports will feature the duo of team owner Jason Sides and fellow veteran racer Tim Shaffer this week as the season concludes at the Can-Am World Finals.

Both drivers will invade The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Thursday through Saturday for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series spectacle.

"Every year by this time you're glad for it to be over, but in a couple weeks you're chomping at the bit to go racing again," Sides quipped. "This has been a different year because we have a week off before Charlotte. It's been good to be home for a week to get everything ready to go."

Sides charged from 15th to eighth at the oval earlier this season during his most recent visit. His career-best outing is a runner-up result, occurring in 2013 and in 2009. He has five top fives and 16 top 10s at the track since 2007.

Shaffer produced a pair of top fives during last year's edition of the Can-Am World Finals.

"It's gotten a lot easier," Sides said of running two cars. "When it first started it was a little tough. Now we have it down to where we know what we need to do. Gravy has been doing great getting everything ready for both cars.

"The key is being prepared when you get there. Qualifying for two days on Thursday is tough. You really have to get qualified good. You have to have all your ducks in a row from the start."

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

104 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 19 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 67 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products

King Racing Products builds the strongest, lightest and most affordable American made sprint car products. For more information, visit http://www.KingRacingProducts.com .

"King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn't be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series without their partnership," Sides said. "King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot."

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

 

 

Sammy Swindell Excited for Opportunity at World of Outlaws Can-Am World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 4, 2019) - Sammy Swindell is making his debut behind the wheel of the Trey Hoddick owned No. 1 sprint car this Thursday through Saturday during the Can-Am World Finals.

Swindell recently flew to New York to help prepare the car prior to the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event, which is held at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

"We fired the car and only have a couple of things to finish and it's pretty much done," he said. "I've been through every bit of it. They've done a real good job. I think we're as good as we can be on most everything. Obviously I haven't run this motor. Sometimes it takes a few races to really hit the sweet spot with the motor, the car, the whole deal. We have a pretty good shot."

Swindell captured the inaugural World of Outlaws race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in May 2000 and he also visited Victory Lane there in 2012.

Swindell is fresh off making his debut for Jared Sewell during the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals, which was hosted by Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track last week.

"It went pretty smooth," Swindell said. "There were some things that I do that's a little different. It's a standard deal for going to a new car and making all the little, tiny adjustments for me.

"We definitely got better the second night, but we had time to go over more things. The first night was putting the seat in, getting the pedals and steering wheel where I wanted it to be. The second night we were able to go through the rest of the car."

Swindell won a heat race, placed eighth in a qualifier and claimed a B Main before he pulled off the track early during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour main event last Thursday.

"The track got to where they ran right around the bottom," he said. "There wasn't any passing going on and we had an issue with the power steering pump so I thought it was best to pull in and save it for the next night."

Friday was a more efficient night for Swindell, who advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race and from third to second in a qualifier to rank fourth in points. That lined him up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"The track was steadily changing and we were trying to figure out a way to go with that," he said. "I feel like we missed the first part of the race, but the last part we were really quick. In the meantime on some of the restarts it got a bit crazy running the top and guys would slide you. A couple of times I got caught out with other people going different directions and getting crammed up and someone from behind would get by. The last eight or 10 laps I thought we were one of the better cars, but I had to come from around eighth by then. I think if they didn't have the yellow at the end we would have got two more spots to finish fourth. Guys started running everywhere and there was some blocking going on during that last restart."

Swindell's sixth-place finish marked his fourth top 10 in six career 360ci winged sprint car starts at the track.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 31 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 8 (5); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: DNF (17).

Nov. 1 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 3 (5); Qualifier: 2 (3); Feature: 6 (4).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 11 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Simpson Race Products

Simpson Race Products is an American motor sports parts business that supplies gloves, helmets, harness systems, driver's suits, head restraints, shoes and more ranging from racers at local tracks to international teams. For more information, visit http://www.SimpsonRaceProducts.com .

"Simpson Race Products has been with me since 1974," Swindell said. "They've been keeping me safe for more than 40 years."

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

 

 

Tiner Hirst Enterprise and Kyle Hirst Claim SCCT Title with 8th Place Finish on Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Embarking on the 2019 season with no plans to compete for points anywhere and simply race to promote the new Tiner Hirst Enterprise Speed Shop, Steven Tiner and Kyle Hirst ended up chasing points with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, and when the curtain closed on season Saturday night, Hirst emerged as the only driver ever to win the Championship with the series as he captured it for the third consecutive season.

“We actually ran the first three Sprint Car Challenge Tour events, and looked at the schedule and figured we had a couple more to hit. At that point we decided to just go for it since we were going to run nearly half of it with the way we had laid it out,” Kyle Hirst said. “It paid off for us, and to win this deal for THE is pretty cool, and to win it with so many friends and family helping out just makes it all that much more special.”

Enduring damage during the most recent SCCT event, the points tightened up dramatically heading into the season finale between Hirst, Sean Becker, and Tim Kaeding.

With the advantage heading into the night, Hirst simply focused on keeping his nose clean and keeping his competitors close to him.

Timing the Tiner Hirst Enterprise No. 94 machine in fifth fastest in time trials, Hirst would finish 4th and be the only title contender to transfer directly into the main event.

Lining up back in the 16th position, Hirst would need to simply finish eighth to clinch the title and not worry about Becker who came into the feature 15 points behind him.

On the slick racing surface, Hirst wasn’t able to make the moves that he had hoped for, but he made the moves that he needed to make as he inched his way closer and closer to that magic number position.

Getting inside the Top-10, Hirst would soon find himself in eight and well on his way to his third consecutive SCCT title.

When the race came to a close, it was official, Hirst would remain the series’ only driver champion, and THE was crowned owner champions in their first year of existence.

“Just a cool deal to pull this off,” Hirst said. “Racing and working with one of my best friends in Steven Tiner, has been so great, and it really has been a fun year from start to finish. There are a ton of people to thank, and we truly couldn’t do it without them all.

The Tiner Hirst Enterprise Racing team would like to thank Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Larry Davis Farms, GP Development, Wright Process Systems, Fisher Racing Engines, K1, Wilwood, XYZ Machine, DMI, HRP, Sway Away, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Viking Engineering, Schoenfeld, Warehouse Paint, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: The 2019 season has concluded for THE and Kyle Hirst.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tiner Hirst Enterprise by following along via Twitter @TinerHirstEnterprise, or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com/tinerhirstenterprise.

 

 

Eliason Eyes Classic Redemption in Latest Batch of Entries

American Cory Eliason is the first American to commit to contesting the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. Eliason who will drive for the powerful Diamond Bay Motorsport Team, will be joined in the field by 2019 Classic finalist Jordyn Charge and another Victorian, Robert Nicholas.

For the Diamond Bay Motorsport Team their dream Classic looked like becoming reality until their Hired-Gun Cory Eliason, was left with no-where to go, before collecting a stranded car in the midst of turn one and two, while holding a commanding lead during the 2019 Sunday night Classic finale.

The history books will credit Eliason with a 23rd place finish, collecting the Thomo’s Race Graphix Hard Luck Award for his efforts, but his weekend was so much better than that.

Quick Time in his Qualifying Group on the Opening Night of Competition with a pass of 10.244 seconds, followed up by a heat win that sounded an ominous warning to all and sundry that Eliason and his team meant business!

The second round of heats, with a full inversion saw Eliason advance from the depths of the pack to emerge with another healthy points haul, finishing fifth to lock in an A-Main start on his qualifying night, where he would finish fourth to set up his final night of competition.

A further third place finish in his final heat of the weekend, ensured Eliason would be a dominant force come feature time, he was while on-track…. The rest they say is history and 2020 may just be the Tour of Redemption that he and his West Australian based team are striving for.

Having qualified for three successive A-Mains at the Classic, two of which were for South Australia’s Adam Currie as a virtual new comer to Australia, before catching the eye of Stephen Stahy, Eliason is a Class Act, a fact that is solidified even further when looking at his results from his past US season.

Throughout 2019 Eliason concentrated predominantly on the All-Star Circuit of Champions Tour where he recorded wins at Virginia Motor Speedway and I96 Speedway at Lake Odessa as a part of an All-Star Circuit of Champions Tour that garnished Eliason 14 Top 5 results from 30 Top 10 finishes, trailing only the runaway success story of 2019 Aaron Reutzel and the evergreen Dale Blaney in series points.

His 2019 Knoxville Nationals netted him a 13th place finish, having recorded a fourth place run on his qualifying night, while campaigning for the highly professional Rudeen Racing Team.

Eliason also performed strongly during the 360 Knoxville Nationals where he finished 7th on the final night.

With Eliason again set to arrive in Australia ahead of the Classic, he will have settled nicely into the teams Maxwill Race Engines powered Maxim, with all eyes being on delivering a strong result for the team’s partners Diamond Bay Motorsport, Devil Race Karts, Burris Speedway Kart Tires, Auto Panel & Paint, JP Signs, Diamond Bay Enterprises and Maxwill Race Engines.

Charge performed extremely well throughout his 2019 Classic campaign and has been an extremely consistent performer over the past couple of seasons particularly in the Eureka Sprintcar Series.

His 2019 Classic was highlighted by his amazing A-Main run, that saw him transfer from the B-Main to start 24th in the 40-lap feature. From here the Victorian Young Gun displayed maturity beyond his years to move forward from position 24 to an eventual 12th place finish, thus collecting the Keyboard Racer Sponsored Hard Charger Award.

For 2020, Charge will again be at the wheel of the immaculate V60 Mopar powered Triple X with strong support from Western Nissan, Western Highway Honda, Mr Electric, Will’s Autos, Trev’s Removalists & Cleaning Services, A+ Powdercoating, Reed Signs, Ultimate Car Wraps, Adam Brand, MPP Panels and Australian Racing Products.

Victorian Robert Nicholas, driver of the R.A Nicholas Earthmoving backed VA51 entry has also thrown his hat into the ring for Australia’s biggest weekend of Sprintcar Racing.

Nicholas didn’t contest the 2019 Classic and will continue to ply his craft ahead of the 2020 Classic with the Eureka Sprintcar Series ranks, while continuing to seek additional corporate support for his Classic tilt.

All race fans are reminded that on-line ticket sales for not only the 2020 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic but every meeting of the 2019-20 season at Sungold Stadium commenced on October 21.

The 2020 48th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2019 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Major online apparel launch and sales schedule unveiled for Rico Abreu fans

ST. HELENA, Calif. (November 1, 2019) - Although his sprint car season will not officially come to an end until the events at Stockton Dirt Track on November 1 & 2 are complete, the 2019 season has proved to be a success story for Rico Abreu Racing, and in light of their successes, Rico Abreu has something special in store for his fans this holiday season.

"We have been looking forward to this for a long time," Rico Abreu said. "Our racing schedule slows down this time of year which gives us a great opportunity to really engage with our fans. Our fans are the most important part of our race team. I’m excited for everyone to see what we have in store.”

Activating with the month of November, a weekly unveiling will take place with a new product being launched and made available for purchase every Wednesday beginning November 6.

Following the four consecutive Wednesday launches during the month of November (November 6, 13, 20 & 27), Rico Abreu will host a Black Friday sale on Friday, November 29.

Following Black Friday will be Rico Abreu’s 12 Days of Christmas; a 12-day, online special beginning Sunday, December 1, in which all online orders will be accompanied by a free gift on behalf of Rico Abreu. More information regarding the 12 Days of Christmas will be posted at a later date.

Have no fear, fans who purchase items during the 12 Days of Christmas (December 1-12) and prior will have their items delivered in more than enough time to make it under the Christmas tree.

New Year’s Day will also hold something special for Rico Abreu fans, as ‘Chili Bowl Month’ will officially activate coinciding with another Rico Abreu apparel launch.

All online specials and promotions will be conducted through Rico Abreu’s official online store, www.shoprico.com. Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks, for continuing updates regarding the November, December and January sales plans: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/.


 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: Chase Johnson Claims Midget Race in California

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Oct. 31, 2019) - Chase Johnson was the lone feature winner for Team ILP last weekend.

Johnson scored his first career USAC Western States midget event on Saturday at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif. It marked his third career midget triumph and second of the season.

Winning Team ILP clients are eligible to score a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

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

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

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

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 9 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and July 26; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 7; Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 5; I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on July 6 and July 27; Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on July 23 and Sept. 6; and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 24); Derek Hagar - 9 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on April 27, June 22 and Sept. 28; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on June 21; Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on July 5; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 19; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on July 27 and Oct. 4; and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 1); Chase Johnson - 9 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20, May 11, June 30, July 13 and Sept. 2; and Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., on Oct. 26); Dominic Scelzi - 8 (The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6 and Oct. 5; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 8; Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, on June 13; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 21 and July 12; Santa Maria Raceway in Santa Maria, Calif., on July 27; and Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on Aug. 31); Giovanni Scelzi - 8 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16; Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13; The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on May 24; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 27 and Aug. 24; Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., on Aug. 30); and Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., on Sept. 14); Tyler Thompson - 7 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 11; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 1, June 29, July 4, July 27 and Aug. 24; and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Aug. 16); Seth Bergman - 6 (Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on April 19; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on April 20; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 1 and July 20; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 26; and Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on Aug. 2); Brian Brown - 5 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 20, May 4, June 8, June 14 and July 13); Zac Taylor - 4 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on April 27 and Sept. 28; I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on May 18; and Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on June 9); Dylan Cisney - 3 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23 and July 13; and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on June 30); Roger Crockett - 3 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 21; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 17; and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Oct. 19); Joshua Shipley - 3 (Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., on May 25; Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on June 15; and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on July 6); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., on April 20; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on July 20; and 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, on Sept. 28); Chris Andrews - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on June 28 and Aug. 16); Scott Bogucki - 2 (Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on June 14 and Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on June 15); Tony Bruce Jr. - 2 (LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on May 26 and Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on Aug. 24); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 13 and Aug. 9); Robbie Price - 2 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 7 and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Sept. 6); Joe Trenca - 2 (Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Aug. 2 and Sept. 21); Justin Adams - 1 (Butler County Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on July 27); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on May 18); Jamie Ball - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 24); Blaine Baxter - 1 (Dixon Speedway in Dixon, Calif., on Aug. 24); Zach Blurton - 1 (Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Sept. 14); Mason Daniel - 1 (Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on July 11); Brandon Hanks - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on April 4); Jordon Mallett - 1 (Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 6); Travis Rilat - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 4); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on July 2); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H., on Oct. 5); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

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

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

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

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

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 

 

DHR Suspension Clients Generate More Than 65 Wins in 2019

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 1, 2019) - DHR Suspension clients have produced more than 65 feature triumphs this season, winning throughout the United States as well as in Australia.

It's been a successful summer and fall. Here are the most recent feature winners:

Mick D'Agostino won at Accord Speedway in Accord, N.Y., on June 21 and June 28.

Derek Hagar picked up a USCS Series weekend sweep at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on June 21 and at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., the ensuing night.

T.J. Herrell was victorious on June 22 at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.

Anthony Nicholson reached Victory Lane on June 29 at Spoon River Speedway in Lewistown, Ill.

Bentley Mendoza won at Hartsmill Highbanks in Trezevant, Tenn., on June 29.

Sheldon Haudenschild earned a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 5.

Hagar garnered a victory on July 5 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., with the USCS Series. He won again on July 19 at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., and on July 27 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

Wayne Johnson scored a win at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in a 360ci sprint car on July 5. He also captured a triumph on July 19 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and on July 24 at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa.

Jordon Mallett won an ASCS Frontier Region race at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 6.

Ronnie Brown picked up a win on July 20 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Tim Crawley got the win at Poplar Bluff Speedway in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on July 26, when D'Agostino was also victorious at Accord Speedway.

Terry Babb won at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., and Jamie Veal scored a victory at Northline Speedway in Darwin, Australia, on July 27.

Haudenschild earned another World of Outlaws triumph on Aug. 3 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

Johnson found his way to Victory Lane again at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Aug. 6.

Masa won on Aug. 16 in a go-cart at Eagles Nest Race Track in Horn Lake, Miss.

Eric Riggins produced a win at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga., on Aug. 17, when Veal picked up another triumph at Northline Speedway and Eddie Gallagher, Lance O’Brien and Tyler Jones won at Riverside International Speedway.

Veal grabbed a third win at Northline Speedway on Aug. 22.

Gallagher and O'Brien both reached the Winner's Circle at Riverside International Speedway on Aug. 31.

Hagar scored a USCS Series victory at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 1.

Crawley and Dusty Young were victorious at Riverside International Speedway on Sept. 7.

Veal won at Toowoomba Speedway in Charlton, Aus., on Sept. 28. Additionally, Braden Jones garnered a 600ci micro sprint triumph at Riverside International Speedway and Hagar picked up a win at Jackson Motor Speedway that night.

Hagar won again on Oct. 4 at I-30 Speedway.

Veal earned a victory at Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, Australia, on Oct. 19.

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

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

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

DHR SUSPENSION -

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

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

 

 

November Features 29 Races in U.S. and New Zealand for Speed Shift TV VIP Subscribers

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Nov. 1, 2019) - A total of 29 different races in two countries will round out the current November schedule for Speed Shift TV VIP subscribers.

It begins on Friday when Hendry County Motorsports Park in Clewiston, Fla., hosts the first night of a two-day USCS Series doubleheader. The finale is Saturday for the 360ci winged sprint car series.

Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., showcases a doubleheader on Friday and Saturday with the finale featuring the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

Additionally, Friday marks the grand opening for Western Springs Speedway in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand. The oval also presents the North Island Sprint Car and Midget Championship on Nov. 30.

Auburndale Speedway in Winterhaven, Fla., features the $10,000-to-win Fall Jackpot 100 Super Late Models on Sunday.

Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., hosts the URC Big Track Classic on Nov. 8, the Wildcard Weekend Pre-Show on Nov. 9 and the Wildcard Weekend Hand 5 of the Poker Series on Nov. 10.

The USCS Series sprint cars visit Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., Nov. 8-9.

ASCS Southwest Region sprint cars invade Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz., on Nov. 9. The track also hosts a handful of divisions for a tripleheader event Nov. 22-24.

Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., welcomes the Turkey Night doubleheader Nov. 15-16.

The USCS Series season finale is Nov. 15-16 at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla.

The 6th annual Emil and Dale Reutimann Memorial Race, which pays $10,000 to win the UMP Modifieds division, is Nov. 22-23 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla.

The MED Motorsports Barn Burner is Nov. 23.

Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., features the Harvest Hustle showcasing IMCA modifieds and IMCA sport mods among other divisions Nov. 29-30.

The Copper Classic featuring the ASCS Southwest Region invades Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., Nov. 29-30.

Vado Speedway Park in Vado, N.M., showcases a doubleheader Nov. 29-30.

VIP subscribers get access to all of these races for a low price. A VIP subscription is only $40 per month and encompasses nearly all live broadcasts as well as all On-Demand content. Most races offer single-day passes as well.

For a list of all upcoming live broadcasts via Speed Shift TV, visit https://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/schedule/ .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedShiftTV

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

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

SPEED SHIFT TV -

Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.

Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers.

 

 

Encore at Marysville Raceway with the Mel Hall Memorial

Marysville, CA (Oct 31, 2019) – Two popular dirt track racing series championships will be decided on November 9th at Marysville Raceway. The California Sprint Car Civil War Series and the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Tour both converge for one night only during the 20th edition of the Mel Hall Memorial. This Saturday night finale will feature the best of both worlds, as the top winged and non-wing sprint car drivers in Northern California are set to put on a show you don’t want to miss.

Pit gate opens at 3 PM. Front grandstand gate opens at 5 PM. Racing on track set for 6:30 PM. Adult general admission is $17.00. Seniors (62 +) and Juniors (12-15) ticket is $14.00. Military with proper ID is also just $14.00. Kids (6-11) are just $6.00. Children five and under are FREE. As always, parking at the venue is FREE.

The Mel Hall Memorial was originally scheduled to run on May 26th but was postponed because of rain. The race was then moved to November 9th and the Hunt Magneto Wingless Sprints were added to the show. “We couldn’t be more excited to host two of the premier racing divisions to close out our successful 2019 racing season,” said promoter Dennis Gage. “I want to thank John Prentice and Roger Gleason for allowing this show to materialize and getting to do an encore for our dedicated race teams and fans.”

The Civil War Series will see a jump in pay because of the generous donation from the Hall family. Each Civil War main event winner usually receives $2,500, but on November 9th, the 30-lap winner will receive $3,000. Other financial incentives will be released as the race gets closer.

Point leader Koen Shaw of Fresno is one of the many expected to try and tame the Action Track of the West. Shaw holds a 25-point edge over Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson. Auburn’s Andy Forsberg is a ten-time champion of the series and looks to get back into victory lane after winning the 25-lap Sprint Spooktacular on October 26th. Forsberg is also a Civil War main event winner this season. Shane Golobic, Justin Sanders and Billy Aton have also visited Civil War victory lane in 2019. Chico’s Michael Ing, Reno’s Mike Monahan and Yuba City’s Korey Lovell are all expected to sling the world-famous clay around the quarter-mile oval.

Jake Morgan has been the driver to beat in 2019 when it comes to Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car racing. Morgan has collected three wins in route to a 115-point edge over Scott Chapeta as the series roars into Stockton this weekend. Brian Sperry Racing sits in third, Cody Spencer 4th, and Shawn Jones in fifth after a tumultuous weekend back in August that saw him give up a ton of points after holding the lead earlier in the season.

For more information and rules please visit the website www.marysvilleraceway.com.

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Murray Bridge Hosts Wingless Series Round 1

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

This Saturday night will see the opening round of the South Australian State Series conducted at the Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway at Murray Bridge with a quality line-up of 31 drivers from across the State and Victoria set to fight it out. Already this season the Wingless Sprints have produced some first-class action during the Club Shows and with the first major event win up for grabs this weekend the competition is sure to step up another gear.

This Saturday night will be first of 2 rounds at Murray Bridge with further rounds to be conducted at the Tolmer Speedway at Bordertown, the Timmis Speedway at Mildura and the Sunline Speedway at Waikerie.

After winning the most recent feature event in fine style Brett Ireland will enter the series in great form and he will be hopingto be become the first driver to win two main events. The only other 2019/20 season main event winner in the field is Joel Heinrich, who has been extremely busy over the past couple weeks racing his Aussie Racing Car on the Gold Coast along with competing in his 410ci Sprintcar at the previous Murray Bridge meeting.

In addition to the two previous winners the nomination list includes several potential race victors including Anthony Tapley, Corey Hodgson and Jake Ashworth, all of whom have recorded at least podium result already in the new season.

After missing the early part of the season Matthew Kennedy is making a welcomed return to the class along with regular Sprintcar drivers Keke Falland and Cody Atkins. Both Falland and Atkins were standouts in the Wingless Sprints prior to moving into Sprintcars.

Other drivers to keep an eye on throughout the night will be Michael Ross, Normie Moore, Darryl Sloan, Brad Evans, Jack McCarthy, Mick Barker and impressive rookie Hayden Vickers.

The Victorian contingent is travelling from far and wide including drivers from Mildura, Bendigo and Hamilton. Mildura will be represented by Jason and Jordon Bolitho and Anthony and Melissa McMillian. The latter has been in pretty good form this season having stepped up her performance dramatically and can now be found racing towards to the front.

Jeremy Pearson and Reece Harris will be making their second appearance for the season at Murray Bridge while Aaron Kennett was a late nomination.

With the numbers exceeding 30 for the first time this season a Last Chance Qualifier will be required prior to the 25 Lap A-Main.

Wingless Sprints Nominations (31) – State Series Round 1 - S2 Jake Ashworth S3 Keke Falland S6 Michael Ross S7 Norm Moore S8 Darryl Sloan S9 Ben Harris S11 Normie Moore S15 Hayden Vickers S16 Joel Heinrich S21 Matthew Kennedy S22 Jamie Crafter S23 Jack McCarthy S27 Cory Hodgson S28 Renee Pestka S33 Brad Evans S37 Anthony McMillan VX40 Jeremy Pearson S41 Bronson Mauro VX41 Aaron Kennett S46 Mark Taylor S47 Anthony Tapley S50 Jordon Bolitho S52 Jason Bolitho S53 Nicole Southby S57 Patrick Monaghan S67 Cody Atkins S71 Brett Ireland S73 Melissa McMillan S77 Mick Barker V80 Reece Craig Harris S93 Latisha Helyar.

Release By Phil Michell Motorsport Media
For Wingless Sprints SA

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: Chase Johnson Claims Midget Race in California

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Oct. 31, 2019) - Chase Johnson was the lone feature winner for Team ILP last weekend.

Johnson scored his first career USAC Western States midget event on Saturday at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif. It marked his third career midget triumph and second of the season.

Winning Team ILP clients are eligible to score a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

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

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

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

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 9 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6 and July 26; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 7; Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 5; I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D., on July 6 and July 27; Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on July 23 and Sept. 6; and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 24); Derek Hagar - 9 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on April 27, June 22 and Sept. 28; Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on June 21; Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on July 5; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 19; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on July 27 and Oct. 4; and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 1); Chase Johnson - 9 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20, May 11, June 30, July 13 and Sept. 2; and Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif., on Oct. 26); Dominic Scelzi - 8 (The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6 and Oct. 5; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 8; Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa, on June 13; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 21 and July 12; Santa Maria Raceway in Santa Maria, Calif., on July 27; and Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on Aug. 31); Giovanni Scelzi - 8 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16; Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13; The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on May 24; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 27 and Aug. 24; Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., on Aug. 30); and Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., on Sept. 14); Tyler Thompson - 7 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 11; Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on June 1, June 29, July 4, July 27 and Aug. 24; and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Aug. 16); Seth Bergman - 6 (Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on April 19; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on April 20; Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on June 1 and July 20; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on July 26; and Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on Aug. 2); Brian Brown - 5 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 20, May 4, June 8, June 14 and July 13); Zac Taylor - 4 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on April 27 and Sept. 28; I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on May 18; and Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo., on June 9); Dylan Cisney - 3 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23 and July 13; and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on June 30); Roger Crockett - 3 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 21; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 17; and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Oct. 19); Joshua Shipley - 3 (Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz., on May 25; Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., on June 15; and USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on July 6); Channin Tankersley - 3 (Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., on April 20; Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on July 20; and 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, on Sept. 28); Chris Andrews - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on June 28 and Aug. 16); Scott Bogucki - 2 (Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, S.D., on June 14 and Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on June 15); Tony Bruce Jr. - 2 (LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on May 26 and Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, on Aug. 24); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 13 and Aug. 9); Robbie Price - 2 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Aug. 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 7 and Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Sept. 6); Joe Trenca - 2 (Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Aug. 2 and Sept. 21); Justin Adams - 1 (Butler County Speedway in Quincy, Mich., on July 27); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on May 18); Jamie Ball - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 24); Blaine Baxter - 1 (Dixon Speedway in Dixon, Calif., on Aug. 24); Zach Blurton - 1 (Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Sept. 14); Mason Daniel - 1 (Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on July 11); Brandon Hanks - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on April 4); Jordon Mallett - 1 (Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 6); Travis Rilat - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 4); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., on July 2); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H., on Oct. 5); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

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

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

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

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

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Posts Top-10 Outing During World of Outlaws Race at Port Royal

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 31, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi garnered his 35th top 10 of the season last Friday during the opening round of the Nittany Showdown.

Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen kicked off the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway by qualifying fifth quickest out of 26 drivers in their group.

"That was the key," Scelzi said. "With the World of Outlaws format qualifying is everything. Especially on a night like that with how fast and narrow the track was for the heat races."

The strong qualifying effort lined Scelzi up on the outside of the front row for a heat race. He finished in the runner-up position to earn a spot into a dash. Unfortunately, Scelzi pulled the highest number in the dash draw to line up last. He gained one position to finish fifth, lining him up 10th for the A Main.

"The biggest thing that hurt us was the dash draw," he said. "Also, we didn't have very good restarts in the feature. It seemed like I lost a couple of spots on the start and restarts and would have to gain them back. But we ended up going from 10th to eighth so there was nothing to complain about."

Scelzi's eighth-place outing was his 12th top 10 of the season during World of Outlaws competition.

He qualified 12th quickest in his group on Saturday before rain washed out the remainder of the program.

Scelzi will be off this weekend before resuming action Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws. He earned his second career World of Outlaws victory and his first at the track earlier this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 25 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (6); Feature: 8 (10).

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 8 wins, 21 top fives, 35 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 50 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

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"Mike with Fuel Delivery Services is a great guy who wants to see us do well and make it in racing," Scelzi said. "We really appreciate his support and look forward to the continued success with Fuel Delivery Services."

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

 

 

California Wildfires Force Change of Plans for Tarlton Motorsports Heading Into this Weekend’s Tribute to Gary Patterson

PETERSEN MEDIA- Forced out of town for work in aiding with the unfortunate California Wildfires in Northern California, Ryan Bernal will be absent at Stockton Dirt Track this weekend for the King of the West Finale. Despite the circumstances, Tarlton Motorsports will still be in action fielding a car with the both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and the King of the West Series.

“Ryan has done a great job for us all year and it really is a bummer that he has to miss this weekend’s King of the West finale,” Tarlton Motorsports Crew Chief, Paul Baines said. “It is really unfortunate circumstances that keep him away this weekend, and we wish all the victims of these fires the very best.”

With Bernal unable to compete this weekend, the familiar blacked out Tarlton Motorsports No. 21 machine will still be in action on Saturday night with both the KWS and the SCCT during the season ending spectacular with ‘a ringer’ taking Bernal’s place.

With the last minute nature of the change, Tarlton Motorsports is still finalizing the details on who that driver will be.

“We will still be in action this weekend, and we are looking forward to a fun night of racing,” Baines added. “We hope everyone can make it out and support a really big event that Stockton Dirt Track puts on.

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, NOS Energy Drink, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 27, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 9, Top 10’s: 18.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports will be at the Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night with both the King of the West Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

To keep up with Ryan Bernal, give him a follow on Twitter at @bernal_ryan.

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RacinBoys All Access Gearing Up for Live Coverage of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 30, 2019) - RacinBoys All Access will be on site providing live coverage from the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's final doubleheader of the season this week.

The Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, hosts the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals this Thursday and Friday.

Many of the premier sprint car drivers in the country are expected to tackle the marquee event, which also features a battle to claim the series championship. Sam Hafertepe Jr. enters with an 86-point advantage over Blake Hahn in the championship standings.

Roger Crockett has an 81-point edge over Matt Covington for third place in the standings with John Carney II only 73 points behind Covington. Scott Bogucki trails Carney II by 22 points for fifth in the standings.

A trio of drivers are in contention for seventh in the standings with Harli White leading Robbie Price by only 10 points. Jordon Mallett is 56 points behind Price.

Hafertepe Jr. has won four of the 11 event races dating back to the first edition in 2012. Only Seth Bergman and Jason Johnson also have multiple event wins at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track as Bergman has a trio of victories and Johnson claimed the first two races. Aaron Reutzel and Brady Bacon - the most recent winner - have also been victorious.

A RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

LUCAS OIL -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Brian Brown Posts Podium Performance During Nittany Showdown

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2019) - Brian Brown earned his 15th podium finish of the season last Friday during the opening night of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Nittany Showdown.

The Port Royal Speedway event finale rained out on Saturday.

Oct. 25 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa . - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (2).

"It was a weekend we looked forward to after having some good runs there this year," Brown said. "We had a good idea of how we wanted to attack it. We were almost at the top of the board in hot laps. We made a few adjustments and were able to get quick time in qualifying even going out late. Qualifying sets up the night. We were able to win the heat. Then we drew a good number and won the dash.

"I felt like I had a good car and ran with (Donny) Schatz the majority of the first half of the feature. They had a red and I changed my line up in turns three and four. I felt like we were running his speed. We developed a little vibration late and couldn't run as hard as I'd like. I'm glad we were able to finish and get a podium."

UP NEXT - Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

"I feel like as a team our confidence is as high as it's been for a long time," Brown said. "We've been qualifying well and racing well. I'm looking forward to Charlotte more than we ever have. Chad, Nate and dad have been making sure we have phenomenal cars and are ready to roll. I'm hoping to get ourselves qualified good for both nights. Hopefully we can have two good qualifying efforts to get on the front row of the heats on Friday and Saturday and let the rest of it take care of itself. The quality of cars at that race is second to none. You have to get qualified well."

SEASON STATS -

64 races, 5 wins, 25 top fives, 38 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 51 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,000 convenience stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

FVP is built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service. FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

The FVP brand started with competitively priced OEM quality batteries, filters, and radiators for cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. FVP now proudly offers a full line of batteries for all of your automotive, RV, boating, commercial and lawn & garden needs. FVP also offers a wide array of condensers, hub assemblies, motor oil, oil filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, transmission filters, antifreeze, DEF, and chemicals.

FVP products are verified, proven, and built to the industry's highest quality standards. Visit http://www.FVPparts.com to learn more.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Cometic Gaskets

Cometic Gaskets supplies high-performance gaskets for a variety of motor sports markets. For more information, visit http://www.Cometic.com.

"We've been with Cometic Gaskets for a long, long time," Brown said. "We run their head gaskets, their valve cover gaskets and their exhaust gaskets. All of those are important to keep sealed up and that's why we choose Cometic Gaskets."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, MSD Ignition, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Housby, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Highlights Great Season With MSTS Championship and Nine Victories

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Oct. 30, 2019) - The 2019 campaign was another typical standout season for Jack Dover, who added another championship and nine more feature victories to his impressive racing résumé.

Dover's nine wins continue his streak of posting at least eight triumphs each season for the last dozen years. His winning percentage was also a staggering 23 percent. Dover captured 20 top fives, giving him a top-five finish in more than half of his starts, and he finished with 28 top 10s to make it nearly 72 percent of his races resulting in a top-10 outing.

"Nothing ever meets my expectations unless I won everything, which isn't possible," he said. "Looking back on it, it was a good year. The DNFs we had were from trying to win races. It wasn't the year I wanted as far as wins, but we were competitive and up front most of the time."

Dover led the Midwest Sprint Touring Series with seven victories, 14 top fives and 16 top 10s in 18 races to earn his first career championship with the series.

"We were consistent everywhere we went," he said. "I think we were on top of our game this year. It's always awesome when you can win something different. Midway through the season we saw we had a chance at winning two championships and that was our goal because I've never done that. We came up a little short for the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints championship, but it was awesome to win the MSTS championship."

Dover led the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints with three wins, but a crash during the final race of the season dropped him to second in the championship standings - keeping him from winning his fourth series title in the last five years by a mere 29 points.

"I'm not one of those people that drags stuff on," he said. "Once it's over I'm looking at the next thing. Jason Martin was on top of his game. To race against guys like that, it makes me better and the championship battle worthwhile. Congrats to him and his team."

Dover also finished tied for second in the championship standings at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

"We learned a lot this year," he said. "I felt like this year I've learned the most out of all the years. I'm really, really excited to go into next year. The season just ended and normally I'm ready for the break, but I'm already looking forward to next year.

"We want to thank all of our sponsors for their help. We've had a lot of long-term partners that have helped Jack Dover Racing grow each year and we're grateful for their support. Also, thanks to everyone who gave me a ride and helped crew. I'm fortunate to have support from so many great people."

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 9 wins, 20 top fives, 28 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 37 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Thorpe's Body Shop

Thorpe's Body Shop has been offering collision repair and automobile painting services to customers in Papillion, Neb., and the surrounding areas for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://ThorpesBodyShop.com.

"I want to thank Thorpe's Body Shop for making our cars look sharp every year," Dover said. "Blake, who co-owns it, has been a family friend since I can remember and we really appreciate his support of our race team throughout the years."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Sides Battles Bad Luck Throughout Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2019) - Misfortune struck last Friday at Port Royal Speedway for Jason Sides, who was nearly involved in a crash during heat race action before being caught up in a wreck during the Last Chance Showdown.

Sides opened the Nittany Showdown by qualifying 10th quickest in his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series group.

"I felt good about it," he said. "It was heavy and the track was only halfway up. The track wasn't very wide, but was fast for everybody. I felt like we could be in there and make the show."

Sides started fourth in a heat race and was battling for one of the three lock-in positions into the A Main at the start of the heat when a driver nearly spun out directly in front of Sides, who was forced to take evasive action to avoid an incident. That cost Sides several positions on the fast track and an eighth-place result relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown.

The consolation race didn't fare any better for Sides, who was involved in a multiple-car crash on the opening lap. It ended his night early.

"I saw tire smoke when someone got into the wall and I lifted a little to try to turn down," he said. "About that time I'm sure they were bottling up behind us. They started running over the back of me. The last thing I saw was Freddie Rahmer got over a tire and went flying.

"It bent our frame, tore the front axle up, killed the tail tank. It didn't touch either wing, but got everything else."

Saturday's event finale rained out after qualifying.

Sides will be off this weekend before wrapping up the season Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 25 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 8 (4); B Main: DNF (7).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

104 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 19 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 67 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 7-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Can-Am World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

Dancer Logistics, Inc., is a full-service transportation logistics provider specializing in dedicated fleet, brokerage and warehousing. For more information, visit http://www.DancerLogistics.com .

"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

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

 

 

4th Annual Col Beasley Classic

“Finally we are about to kick off our 13th season of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Timmis Speedway, this Sat night – Nov 2nd.. I can’t wait to see all our old teams, meet our new teams and be back at Mildura again for our opening night. With a star studded line up including 3 past Series Champs what a cool way to kick off our season with the Col Beasley Classic incorporating RD1. As everyone remembers Col was a well-loved bloke around Mildura and passionate sprintcar competitor. He ran with us back in the day and we are really honoured to be able to hold this 4th tribute night in his honour. ” says Mandy Searle Series Promoter.

Back by popular demand is the ‘King of the River’ with a new sponsor on board. Flocon have picked up the naming rights for this mini-series and Mildura will be Round 1 of the 4 rounds which are all based along the Murray River and has a $2000 to win purse.

Defending Beasley Classic winner Daniel Evans will be driving for Shaun McClure in the VA8. McClure put a deal together for Evans after he announced he would be sitting out the season. ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock is backing up for his 13th season and Saturday night will be his 105th show proving his true dedication to the Series. Current Series champ SA33 Mark Caruso has again contracted to the series and this season will be joined by his brother Steve in the SA10 Cool. Steve recently took out bragging rights over his brother at Murray Bridge so expect some revenge for the podium. Hard Charger Michael Tancredi has also contracted for the season. The V29 had his first hit out last Saturday night at Avalon in his 410 in preparation for Mildura. Showing speed with the 410 Tancredi will be one to watch with his 360 slotted back in. V7 Paul Solomon has also contracted for the season. A name from the past and also another past series champion is Colin Brooks. Brooks won the series back in 2010 while driving the Tony Bartlett owned SA75. Brooks has been contracted by Ken Hutchins to drive his NT7. Over the past few season Hutchins & Solomon had teamed up together but this year sees them in different camps. Series regulars V16 James Wren, NT26 Tony Moule, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA32 Ben Gartner just to name a few are locked in. Throw into the mix a couple of hard charging youngsters Smith & Green as well as a couple of Rookies Loader & Sandow for the Beasley Classic with all looking for a strong start to the season.

With the usual All Star giveaways, posters, driver autograph signing it will be lots a family fun. On track action starts from 5.00pm. November 2nd Timmis Speedway, Mildura.

 

 

OVAL NATIONALS PRACTICE FREE FOR FANS ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6

(Perris, CA, October 30, 2019) What has become an Oval Nationals tradition at Perris Auto Speedway will take place on Wednesday, November 6th. All fans will be admitted free into the grandstands for the practice session for the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction.

The practice session will begin at 5:00 P.M. Courtesy of Family Affair Concessions, fans will be able to indulge themselves in $2.00 pizza, soda and beer. The fairgrounds will not charge for parking on practice night.

Earlier in the day, fans can watch the parade of the team haulers heading into the pit area. That starts at 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.

“Practice night is a great time for fans to come out and see the best drivers in the nation getting their cars ready for the three nights of racing,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “Virtually all of the top teams from the Midwest take advantage to get their cars dialed in on practice night. In addition to the hardcore fans, it is a great time for locals who have never been to the races to come out for free and see what it is all about.”

# Driver Residence Owner

0 Bud Kaeding Campbell, CA Morrison Williams

4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

4 Justin Grant Ion, CA Topp Motorsports

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen

5 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Tye Mihocko

5G Chris Windom Canton, IL Parralax Group/Goacher Racing

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

7BC Tyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN Clauson Marshall/Newman Rcg.

7G Donnie Gansen San Bernardino, CA Dennis and Christol Gansen

10 Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd

12 Stevie Sussex Tempe, AZ ABC Body Shop

12B Joel Rayborne West Covina, CA Rodney Rayborne

13G Dennis Gile Phoenix, AZ Gene Gile

13M Thomas Meseraull Waveland, IN Gene Gile

15 Chris Bonneau Peoria, AZ Chris Bonneau

16 Mike Martin Yuma, AZ Mike Martin

19 Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Hayward Thomas Motorsports

19 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA Andy Reinbold

19AZ C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Andy Reinbold

19S Hunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO Andy Reinbold

28M Matt McCarthy Riverside, CA John McCarthy

32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon

34 Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA John Grau/Mike Burkhart

42 Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA Dwight Cheney

42X Jason McDougal Tulsa, OK Dwight Cheney

44 Cody Williams Norco, CA Cody Williams

44 Jake Helsel Monroe, WA Tony Helsel

50 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.

51 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Rickey Johnson

51T Eddie Tafoya Jr. Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya Sr.

57 Steve Hix Ventura, CA Steve Hix

68 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Shawn Thomas

69 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Hoffman Auto Racing

69 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman

73T Max Adams Loomis, CA Josh Ford Motorsports

74X Josh Hodges Albuquerque, NM Hodges Motorsports

83 Austin Liggett Tracy, CA Tim Liggett

88 Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Ron Vander Weerd

91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance

92 Austin Williams Corona, CA Tom and Lauri Sertich

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy

98X Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson

All three nights of the famed race will be full points-paying races for the Amsoil USAC/CRA & USAC National Sprint Cars and the Sand Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars. To date, 42 cars have entered with drivers from nine different states.

Tickets for the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. For fans who do not wish to buy tickets in advance, there is no worry. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window each night.

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

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

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

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

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

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Cool Choice for USA Sprintcar Market

The American speedway circuit is no stranger to a strong Australian presence when it comes to drivers, and the same can be said for suppliers. While Australian brand Cool Chassis has made a pleasing impact on the American market, the introduction of Cool Racing Products will now make it even easier for international drivers to source their components.

With the United States being the world’s hotbed for Sprintcar racing, the amount of race car brands available to drivers and teams is considerable, with the pressure to achieve proven performance continually on the rise. However, despite the competitive nature of the market, Cool Chassis has well and truly established itself as a reliable option.

Not only did Australia’s most successful Sprintcar racer in Kerry Madsen campaign a Cool Chassis throughout the 2005 American speedway season to emerge victorious in the Knoxville Raceway Track Championship, it was aboard a Cool Chassis that prominent American driver and World of Outlaws regular Shane Stewart clinched the 32nd annual Kings Royal honours in 2015.

While Cool Chassis have been readily available to drivers throughout America over the past two decades, race car components have needed to be sourced by other suppliers; a fact that Cool Racing Products now plans to rectify.

“The Cool Chassis brand has a great reputation for manufacturing high quality Sprintcar chassis, but what has been missing is the supply of Sprintcar parts, which until now has prevented drivers from sourcing a comprehensive Chassis kit from Cool,” explained Cool Racing Products Managing Director Peter Milnes.

“Cool Racing Products has been created to supply of a wide range of Sprintcar components to drivers and teams, which, when complemented by a Cool Chassis, will alleviate the need to utilise multiple providers to complete their package.”

Manufactured in the Victorian speedway-orientated town of Warrnambool in Australia, Cool Chassis are built using Plymouth steel sourced directly from the United States, while products will be distributed from the Melbourne suburb of Laverton. Shipping of all products is available Australia-wide and also internationally to both North America and New Zealand.

To find out more about Cool Chassis and Cool Racing Products or view the product range, visit their website at www.coolchassis.com, call them on +61412 332 127, or LIKE them on Facebook by searching Cool Chassis.

 

 

Anderson Continues Winning Ways

The 2019-20 season winning ways for Grant Anderson and his team continued last Saturday night at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway following back-to-back Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series round wins.

Backing up his opening Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round success at Heartland Raceway the previous weekend, Anderson proved that his opening round win was no fluke with two round wins from as many starts.

Doubling as the annual Fireball Derby, the Vic # 37 Monds Motorsport / WASP Steering & Suspension supported Maxim driver once again started the feature race from pole position. However, this time, he had earned the spot fair and square after recording the fastest lap in the pole shootout after he in the opening round had inherited pole position following another driver’s misfortune.

After leading the entire feature-race distance at Heartland Raceway, it was a different story for Anderson at Avalon Raceway, where he battled with David Murcott for the opening half of the 30-lap distance, before taking control of the lead in the middle stages while they fought in lapped traffic. Once out in front, Anderson was able to withstand the challenges from Murcott and score yet another impressive win.

“It’s a fantastic feeling to start the season in winning form, and I can’t thank all of my team and sponsors for their support and helping us make it all possible,” the Albury, NSW-based racer expressed.

“(David) Murcott and I had a great battle during the feature race but thankfully my team once again gave me a fabulous car and I was able to take control of the lead and then go on to claim the win.

“Although my team and I are currently riding a wave of confidence, we are certainly not getting too far ahead of ourselves and taking each race meeting as it comes.”

Anderson earlier in the night earned his pole position start in the feature race by virtue of winning the pole shootout. Prior to the pole shootout, he had won both of his heat races – one from position four and the other from position seven.

This Saturday night, Anderson will make his first 2019-20 season appearance at his favourite track: Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway. For this event, he is shooting for a hat trick of Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round wins.

Current Eureka Garages & Sheds Series Point Standings (after two rounds): 1: Grant Anderson - 830 2: Brett Milburn - 704 3: Bobby Daly - 702 4: Chris Solomon - 618 5: Corey McCullagh - 592

Anderson and his team would like to thank their 2019-20 season supporters: Monds Motorsport WASP Steering & Suspension Flemings Landscapes & Plant Hire - Morwell D&F Racing Products Townsend Service Centre Middy’s Data & Electrical Fuchs Lubricants Bockman Batteries Maxwell Industries KRE Race Engines Raceline Motorsport Racewear WODUP Factory Kahne

To find out more about Anderson and his team, visit their website at www.grantanderson.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Anderson Motorsport #37.

 

 

MOOSE RACING OWNERS ARE OVAL NATIONALS GRAND MARSHALS!

(Perris, CA, October 29, 2019) Tom and Lauri Sertich, the owners of the famous Moose Racing #92 sprint car, will be the Grand Marshals for the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. The prestigious race will feature the Amsoil USAC/CRA, Amsoil USAC National and Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Cars on November 7th, 8th and 9th.

Tom and Luri Sertich 6-29.jpg Oval Nationals Grand Marshal's Tom and Lauri Sertich. Photo courtesy of Doug Allen.

Promoter Don Kazarian said the selection of the Sertich’s was an easy and unanimous one. Like always, several names are tossed around by the staff at the track. However, as soon as the name “Sertich” was mentioned, the process quickly came to an end.

“Tom and Lauri have been dedicated to this sport for decades and we are happy to have them as Grand Marshals for the 2019 Oval Nationals,” Kazarian said. “Every year at a staff meeting, we sit around and discuss who we think the Grand Marshal should be. We usually go back and forth with several names. This year was different. As soon as the Sertich’s were mentioned, everybody agreed it should be them. It was a unanimous choice.”

2019 marked the 25th year for the Sertich’s to field a car in the west coast sprint car wars. In those 25-years, their familiar white car trimmed in bright turquoise and purple and tagged with the moniker the “Moose Mobile,” has become one of the most recognizable and popular sprint cars west of the Mississippi.

“It’s been an amazing year for Moose Racing and to say we are honored to be named Oval National’s Grand Marshals is an understatement,” Laurie Sertich recently said. “Actually, shocked is a pretty good description, too. We can’t thank Donnie and the staff at Perris Auto Speedway enough for this honor. Grand Marshals and an Oval Nationals victory would sure be the way to close out the 2019 USAC/CRA season.”

Some on the inside knew that Moose Racing was planning to call it a career after 25 years as car owners. However, things changed. Over the winter they brought in veteran driver Austin Williams to drive the legendary #92 and the results have been fantastic. Going into the Oval Nationals, Williams is currently ranked second in the championship standings and is only 55-points behind seven-time champion Damion Gardner with five races to go. The team has scored wins at the Calistoga Speedway on August 31st and at the last race at Perris on September 28th.

“Many knew that we set 25-years as our last to be car owners,” Sertich said. “Thus, this 2019 season was to be it. But after long conversations with Austin and the crew, Moose Racing decided to up its game and will be back in 2020 with Austin at the wheel. The support we received from the Moose Crew, the people and companies that support us and the fans keeps us doing this year in and year out.”

The thought of sprint car racing without the Moose Racing #92 in Southern California is almost unthinkable for so many in the pits and the grandstands.

“Everyone is happy that Moose Racing has decided to return for 2020 with Austin Williams in the driver seat,” Kazarian said with a smile. “The Sertich and Williams families are so key to sprint car racing in Southern California. They have been doing it a long time and have been incredibly dedicated to the sport. I just cannot imagine it without them. They are part of the fiber that holds the sport together on the west coast.”

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at www.tix.com. For fans who do not wish to purchase advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each night.

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Sommer Elects Not To Operate Facility in 2020 and Beyond

MANSFIELD,OH. — Nearly 3 years ago, it was one of the biggest announcements in the racing industry and it struck headlines in Mansfield Ohio. The speedway in Mansfield was going “Back To Dirt” and had the support of a recognized industry leader, Cody Sommer.

Now 3 years later, the biggest uncertainty of Mansfield Motor Speedway is its future moving forward. It has been confirmed that Cody Sommer, the Owner/President of Mansfield Motor Speedway, LLC will not be moving forward operating the venue at the close of this calendar year.

“It was my goal to build MMS into a destination and a showplace and in so many ways I think we did that successfully. We have had a lot of success, but we have also faced some major challenges over these last 3 years and it is part of what makes this a difficult decision” Said Sommer. “I have several different ventures I’m involved with and likely more in the future. Sometimes you have to step back and just look at where your life is and where it is going, where you want it to be and make a decision for what is best for you and your family” He added.

In his 3 year tenure, Sommer spearheaded the decision of converting the speedway back to dirt, a major resurfacing just this year and many facility improvements and renovations. Additionally, he hosted a variety of events including a Summer Fair, Monster Truck Shows, Freedom Festival Fireworks, Allstar Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, The $100k Sprint Car World Championship and the Dirt Million.

The future is now uncertain. However, the property including the 4/10 mile speedway will be FOR SALE. For information or interest in purchasing the property, please contact the speedway office at info@mansfieldmotorspeedway.com

Mansfield Motor Speedway can be found online at www.MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com

Mansfield Motor Speedway – 400 Crall Rd. Mansfield, Oh. 44903 – Phone: 419-465-RACE (7223) info@MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com

Connect on social media: www.Facebook.com/MansfieldMotorSpeedway and Twitter @RaceMansfield.

 

 

Paul Pokorski reflects on ‘so-so’ 2019,
looks ahead to final year as owner-driver

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) October 29, 2019 – As one of the most determined and dedicated drivers and team owners in the pit area, Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car racer Paul Pokorski has sacrificed quite a bit to put an open-wheel race car on the track on a week-in-and-week-out basis over the past 27 years.

During the 2019 campaign, the West Bend competitor put together a pair of solid top-10 finishes in the Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car point standings.

In all, Pokorski recorded four top-five finishes and 12 top-10 A-main showings to go along with two heat race wins and one B-main triumph in 26 events during the 2019 season. Pokorski wound up fifth in the final MSA point standings and ninth in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car point standings.

“It was a so-so season,” Pokorski said. “We had some good runs early in the year, and some not so good runs. We really struggled during the second half of the year. I certainly wish it would have gone better, but we still had some fun.”

The 2019 campaign got off to a strong start for Pokorski as he led the opening 15 laps of the season-opening Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car A main on May 4 before coming home with a season-best third-place finish.

Pokorski followed that up with a sixth-place A-main showing at Plymouth on May 11, before a B-main incident forced him to miss out on qualifying for an MSA A main for the first time since June 17, 2017 on May 25.

On Sunday, May 26, Pokorski made his lone Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series start of the season, which yielded a 16th-place finish at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek.

On June 1, Pokorski placed ninth at Plymouth before notching a 10th-place showing at Angell Park in Sun Prairie during the first MSA doubleheader weekend of the 2019 season. The 2014 MSA Masters Series champion tallied an 11th-place showing at Plymouth on June 8 before racking up a strong fourth-place finish at Plymouth on June 15.

On June 21 at SK Speedway in Unity Pokorski rallied from an late-race incident, which resulted in a flat tire, to salvage a 13th-place finish. One night later at Plymouth on June 22, Pokorski posted another 13th-place showing in A-main action.

With a season-high 40 MSA cars checked in on June 28 at Plymouth, Pokorski posted his third consecutive 13th-place finish in A-main action. Pokorski came home 10th in MSA competition at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam on July 3 and was challenging for fifth at TNT Speedway in Three Lakes before contact with another car forced him to retire from the race with a broken axle and resulted in a 14th-place finish.

On Friday, July 12, Pokorski recorded another 10th-place finish in the MSA’s first of two appearances at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing in Seymour. During the National Anthem parade lap at Outagamie Speedway, Pokorski carried the black flag on the track in honor of beloved MSA and Pokorski Motorsports supporter Dave “Hagar” Nelson, who passed away on July 5.

The following night was Remembering Randy Tracy Night at The Plymouth Dirt Track on July 13 and Pokorski was running near the top 10 in the A main when he got caught up in an incident in turn two, which forced out of the race with a 21st-place finish.

Pokorski added yet another 10th-place showing at Angell Park Speedway on July 21 before coming home 13th in A-main action at Plymouth on July 25.

On a night honoring Pokorski Motorsports friend and supporter Dave “Hagar” Nelson, Pokorski enjoyed one of his best nights of the 2019 season registering a heat race victory before storming to a fifth-place showing in the A main event at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing in Seymour on Aug. 2.

Pokorski put together another strong MSA doubleheader weekend with an eighth place finish at Plymouth on Aug. 10 before charging from 15th to fourth at Angell Park Speedway on Aug. 11.

The tide turned back to the negative side the following week as Pokorski went down a lap in the early going of the A main at Plymouth before posting an 18th-place finish on Aug. 17.

The team bounced back to notch a seventh-place finish at Plymouth on Aug. 23, while the MSA’s return to Beaver Dam Raceway for the first time since 2014 netted an 11th-place showing for Pokorski on Aug. 24.

In front of a jam-packed grandstand of fans at Plymouth during the Sheboygan County Fair, Pokorski posted a 12th-place showing on Aug. 31 before placing 15th at Plymouth on Sept. 14.

The 2019 season came to close on an inauspicious note on Sept. 28 at Plymouth as Pokorski was caught up in a multi-car incident on the frontstretch of the A-main, which resulted in a heat race flip. After the Pokorski Motorsports crew and other supporters in the pit area scrambled to get the car together, Pokorski was able to get the car back on the track for the B main. However, he was unable to transfer to the A main with a seventh-place showing in the B to bring the 2019 campaign to a conclusion.

In picking out a highlight of his 2019 season, it is no surprise that Pokorski points to a race at one of his favorite tracks on a night honoring one of his team’s most loyal supporters.

“We had a good night at Seymour during our second date there for the season, which was in honor of our late friend Dave ‘Hagar’ Nelson,” Pokorski said. “We won our heat and ran a solid top-five in the A main. I was pretty happy with the result and being able to pay tribute to our friend. That night stands out to me as the highlight of the season.”

On the flip side, Pokorski said the team was challenged by various hurdles, roadblocks and mishaps throughout the 2019 season.

“We had several poor pill draws, which hurt us,” Pokorski said. “We struggled at times to find speed even when the car felt good. We also had too many minor crashes, which set us back.”

With the majority of the MSA events drawing 30 to 40 cars, Pokorski admitted that both the quantity and quality of the field provided a stiff challenge each and every night during the 2019 campaign.

“With the large car counts we had every night, I did feel some extra pressure to perform,” Pokorski said. “Just making the A main was tough pretty much every night. In talking with the other drivers, I got the feeling most everyone felt more pressure this year. That’s good because competition is what it’s all about.”

Pokorski has indicated that the 2020 season will see him race on a part-time basis, while his son, Alex, will also get a chance to steer the familiar No. 4 machine in a handful of events.

“We intend to run most of the MSA schedule,” Pokorski said. “We have a family wedding and a few other family obligations that may take priority after all these years. I plan to start and finish the year driving. Alex will drive most of the middle part of the season unless he has a work or school conflict.”

In addition, Pokorski is planning to end his tenure fielding and driving his own car at the conclusion of the 2020 season.

“I originally planned to stop racing when our oldest (Alex) started college because of the financial strain,” Pokorski said. “However, we made it work. Now our daughter has also started college and it’s time to start saving more for retirement and other things. That’s something we haven’t done enough of over the years.

“We have had great help from sponsors over the years, but a lot of the cost still fell on us,” he said. “I’m not complaining, I know that’s the case for a lot of guys. However, the financial aspect of it is a factor in the decision. I’d race another 28 years if it wasn’t!”

Looking beyond 2020, Pokorski isn’t sure what his racing future might hold. However, he does know that he would like to stay involved in the sport in some way.

“I don’t know yet what I might do to stay connected to racing when the 2020 season is over,” Pokorski said. “I know I want to do something. Continuing to drive is an option if the right opportunity comes along. Driving for someone else would definitely be my first choice.

“Another option is helping someone who wants more help and who I enjoy working with,” he said. “I would also consider helping the MSA as an official as well, depending on what they need.”

Pokorski is thankful to all those who have helped him pursue his racing dreams every year since 1993.

“I always have to thank my family and friends who have helped for so many years and continue to do so,” Pokorski said. “Our sponsors, many of whom have been involved in some way for many years, are greatly appreciated as well. I can’t tell them all enough how much I truly appreciate them.”

Sponsors for the 2019 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Gasroots Project, Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Hagar’s Half-Pounder Cookies, Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Petersen Septic Systems

Since opening its doors in Valders, Wis. in 2012, Petersen Septic Systems LLC has provided premier septic tank service and the most reliable septic system installation and repair in Manitowoc and Two Rivers and the surrounding Lakeshore area.

“We offer our services to industrial, institutional, residential, new construction, commercial and municipal accounts,” Petersen Septic Systems Owner David Petersen said. “Customer service is our utmost priority. We do every job as it was in our own homes. Our experience is second to none in the area. Prior to opening the business, I worked for Tuschl Septic Systems from 2004 until owner Chuck Tuschl retired.”

The list of regular services Petersen Septic Systems offers includes septic pump repairs, test drilling/test boring, sewage treatment systems, septic tank removal, septic tank installation, water line repair, oil testing and perc testing.

“We provide all of these services in Manitowoc County and the surrounding areas,” Petersen said. “We are OSHA certified and are licensed MPRS/CST966051.”

Petersen Septic Systems is located at 7334 Nagel Road in Valders, Wis. For more information, call 920-323-2640, email petersenseptic@gmail.com or visit www.petersensepticsystems.com.
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.
For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.
2019 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 26
MSA events – 25
IRA events - 1
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 4
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 12
Heat Race Victories – 2


 

 

Sammy Swindell Lands Rides for VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals and Can-Am World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2019) - Sammy Swindell has secured a pair of opportunities to compete during the final Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events of the season.

Swindell is teaming up with Jared Sewell to tackle the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals this Thursday and Friday at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas.

"This deal recently came together and we're excited to get to Texas Motor Speedway, where we've been successful almost every time we've raced there," he said.

Swindell has four career starts at the track with the ASCS National Tour, including a pair of podium finishes last year. He also charged from 18 th to ninth in 2017 after recording a DNF during his series debut there.

Additionally, Swindell made four starts at the track with the World of Outlaws in the early 2000s. His best World of Outlaws result was a fifth-place outing in 2003.

"It's like a 3/8-mile track so it's a good size for racing," he said. "It's wide enough you almost always have opportunities to pass other cars. If you had a bad draw you still should have opportunities even starting deep in the field to have a good finish and I've done that before."

Swindell will wrap up the sprint car season the following weekend by driving for Trey Hoddick during the World of Outlaws Can-Am World Finals hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Nov. 7-9.

Swindell won the inaugural World of Outlaws race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in May 2000 and he also visited Victory Lane there in 2012.

"We've been successful in Charlotte and won World of Outlaws races there," he said. "It can be a wide and racy track so we're looking forward to heading there."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sweet Manufacturing

Sweet Manufacturing was incorporated in 1978 with the basic concept of providing racers with steering products that would offer a competitive advantage. For more information, visit http://www.SweetMfg.biz/home.php .

"I've been with Randy Sweet and Sweet Manufacturing going on our fifth year," Swindell said. "He continues to make improvements to his steering gears. For all the people who don't have one they don't know what they're missing out on."

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Eyeing Championship Entering KWS-NARC Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi is focused on domination this Saturday when the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series season wraps up at Stockton Dirt Track.

Scelzi and Roth Motorsports head into the oval in Stockton, Calif., ranked third in the championship standings - only seven points out of the lead.

"My best chance is to set quick time during qualifying, which gives four points, and for those guys in front of me in the standings to not qualify in the top four," he said. "And then if I win the feature I can win the championship. It's three points more to win than to run second so that'd be the seven points right there. The tiebreaker for the championship is feature wins and we have everyone beat there."

Scelzi enters the event with a series-leading five wins this year. He has also led a series-best 82 feature laps. Scelzi has set quick time during qualifying two times - tied for the second most. His four heat race victories are tied for fifth most. Additionally, Scelzi has three dash wins, which ranks second.

"In all honesty I have no expectation," he said. "We were quick time the last time we were there in the No. 83 car. If we go quick time and win the main event that's all we can do. We can't control what the other two guys are doing. I think I'm in a good spot. Those guys are even on points. They have to worry about each other. I think that will help me out because they only have to beat each other by one point. If we go quick time I'm still behind going into the feature. Then we let it all hang out. I believe if we're standing on top of the podium on Saturday we're going to be a champion.

"I want it extremely bad. This is the first year I've run the entire schedule for points. The last time we attempted it was 2015 and I had an injury that took me out. We have had three nights with bad luck this year. If just one of those where a dumb thing happened didn't happen we're in the points lead by a lot. I feel like we've been the best car. For us the only way to finish this out is to win another race."

Scelzi has been victorious at Stockton Dirt Track each of the last two years and during four of the last six seasons.

SEASON STATS -

77 races, 8 wins, 27 top fives, 34 top 10s, 50 top 15s, 60 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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 - Worldwide Bearings

Worldwide Bearings was created in 1994 and has developed into the world's largest supplier of bearings for the power sport industries, including motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, go-kart and watercraft. The company specializes in high-performance applications as well as everyday rebuilds. For more information, visit http://www.WorldwideBearings.com .

"Everybody uses Worldwide Bearings in various aspects of racing because it is the best product available," Scelzi said.

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

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Venturing to VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Oct. 29, 2019) - Channin Tankersley will wrap up his season this week when he tackles the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.

The Old School Racing driver is slated to compete on Thursday and Friday at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader.

"It's one of my favorite tracks when it's right," he said. "It's big enough that you can really get going, but the way it's configured you can still race. Most of the time whenever the track is in decent shape you can race the bottom to the middle to the top. You have options."

Tankersley earned a career-best sixth-place finish at the track in 2013 and 2014. He also charged from 20th to ninth in 2014 and from 14 th to eighth in 2015. Tankersley captured a pair of top 15s in 2016 during his most recent time at the event.

"We've had several top 10s and run decent," he said. "We want to finish the year off strong. We've been pretty quick everywhere we've went this year. If we could run in the top five both nights that'd be the cherry on top."

Tankersley has a trio of wins and nine top fives in 15 races this season. He also recorded the ASCS Gulf South Region championship for the fourth time in the last six years.

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Challenger Drilling

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

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

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

 

 

Hill Wrapping Up ASCS National Tour Season This Week in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Oct. 29, 2019) - Alex Hill is eager to return to Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track this week as the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour puts a wrap on its 2019 season.

"I've raced at Texas Motor Speedway about four or five times and I enjoy the track," she said. "It's big and wide - the type of track I like racing on."

While Hill has shown steady improvement this season, few breaks have gone her way recently. She's hoping that will change this week and she can close out her racing season on a high note this Thursday and Friday during the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the oval in Fort Worth, Texas.

"We've had a pretty good year," she said. "But not much has gone our way lately. We haven't drawn well and we've raced on tracks where it's been really difficult to pass in the heat races, which makes it a challenge to get passing points to transfer to the feature. It would be nice to draw a little better this weekend. But it is what it is and we'll do our best no matter what happens."

While Hill missed racing last weekend during a rare time away from the track, she didn't miss the airports and airplanes that usually consume much of her time each week as she commutes to race tracks from Los Angeles, where she is a full-time college student.

"While I love to race, I didn't miss the traveling last weekend," she said. "I returned to school 11 weeks ago and this was the second weekend that I didn't fly somewhere to race. I usually fly on Thursday and Sunday. But the travel comes with it and I'm thankful I'm able to race while going to school."

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ackland Insurance

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

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

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

 

 

Official 2019 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car

National Point Standings – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 802; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 791; 3. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 778; 4. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 772; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 758; 6. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 754; 7. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 746 (4 40-point finishes); 8. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 746 (1 40-point finish); 9. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 739; 10. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 737 (7 40-point finishes); 11. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 737 (1 40-point finish); 12. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 725; 13. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 718; 14. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 713; 15. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 709; 16. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 702 (2 40-point finishes and 2 39-point finishes); 17. Trey Burke, League City, Texas, 702 (2 40-point finishes and 1 39-point finish); 18. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 702 (1 40-point finish and 5 39-point finishes); 19. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 702 (1 40-point finish and 4 39-point finishes); 20. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 697.

E3 Spark Plugs State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 579; 2. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 574; 3. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., and Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., both 496; 5. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 481; 6. Lance Jackson, Kingsburg, Calif., 449; 7. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 419; 8. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 389; 9. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 367; 10. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 301.

Indiana – 1. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 500; 2. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 498; 3. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 488; 4. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 475; 5. Scott Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 434; 6. Aaron "A.J." Carlson, Linden, Ind., 401; 7. Rod Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 395; 8. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 393; 9. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 381; 10. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 369.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 524; 2. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 477; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 404; 4. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 378; 5. D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, 346; 6. Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, Iowa, 335; 7. Val Urman, Urbandale, Iowa, 243; 8. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 215; 9. Brian Efkamp, Boone, Iowa, 204; 10. Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 195.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 551; 2. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 477; 3. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 460; 4. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 450; 5. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 411; 6. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 342; 7. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 337; 8. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 326; 9. Jake Bubak, Arvada, Colo., 318; 10. Tracey Hill, Liberal, Kan., 317.

Louisiana – 1. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, 136; 2. Jerry "Butch" David, Geismar, La., 133; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 122; 4. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 108; 5. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 107; 6. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 101; 7. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., 94; 8. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 93; 9. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 75; 10. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 69.

Maryland – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 250; 2. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 244; 3. Bradley Mellott, Pigeon Cove Rd, Pa., 219; 4. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 184; 5. Ron Aurand, Lewistown, Pa., 175; 6. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 167; 7. Christian Rumsey, Middletown, N.Y., 148; 8. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 145; 9. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 142; 10. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 140.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 896; 2. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 868; 3. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 825; 4. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 754; 5. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 729; 6. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 556; 7. Zach Glaser, Cleveland, Minn., 487; 8. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 480; 9. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., 471; 10. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 447.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 471; 2. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 467; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 417; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 277; 5. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 250; 6. James Kinder, Iberia, Mo., 204; 7. Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia, Mo., 192; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 172; 9. Matt Fair, O Fallon, Mo., 157; 10. Austin Couch, Agency, Mo., 121.

Nebraska – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 636; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 634; 3. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 585; 4. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 582; 5. Josh Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 570; 6. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 556; 7. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 524; 8. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 515; 9. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 503; 10. Chase Weiler, Lincoln, Neb., 493.

New Jersey – 1. Richard Dieva, Berlin, N.J., 289; 2. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 288; 3. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 271; 4. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 269; 5. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 255; 6. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 245; 7. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 238; 8. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 212; 9. Marie McVay, Woodbury Heights, N.J., 196; 10. Logan Diehl, Sellersville, Pa., 183.

North Carolina – 1. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 337; 2. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 329; 3. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 316; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 267; 5. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 254; 6. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 244; 7. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 229; 8. George Blaney, Concord, N.C., 208; 9. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 202; 10. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 199.

Ohio – 1. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 466; 2. Tyler Hesson, Richwood, Ohio, 436; 3. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 429; 4. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 419; 5. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 320; 6. John Starr, Hillsboro, Ohio, 296; 7. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 283; 8. Dustin Hammond, Springfield, Ohio, 210; 9. Cameron Hague, Warsaw, Ohio, 198; 10. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 193.

Oklahoma ­– 1. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 458; 2. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 426; 3. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 417; 4. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 393; 5. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 356; 6. Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla., 344; 7. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 325; 8. Shawn Bloomquist, Indiahoma, Okla., 317; 9. Blake Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla., 302; 10. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 295.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 1,095; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 887; 3. Dylan Proctor, Beech Creek, Pa., 875; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 868; 5. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 834; 6. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 773; 7. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 758; 8. Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., 749; 9. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 727; 10. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 726.

South Carolina – 1. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 117; 2. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 116; 3. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 112; 4. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 108; 5. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 102; 6. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 96; 7. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 95; 8. Terry Peters, Mooresville, N.C., 94; 9. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 87; 10. Shawn Mott, Rockwell, N.C., 70.

South Dakota – 1. Tim Fricke, Lincoln, Neb., 352; 2. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 348; 3. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 303; 4. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 284; 5. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 273; 6. Brant O'Banion, Viborg, S.D., 263; 7. Aaron Guillaume, Sioux City, Iowa, 259; 8. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 230; 9. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 225; 10. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 219.

Texas – 1. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 731; 2. Trey Burke, League City, Texas, 624; 3. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 521; 4. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 506; 5. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 472; 6. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 467; 7. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 456; 8. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 452; 9. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 449; 10. Chris Douglas, Amarillo, Texas, 446.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 258; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 246; 3. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 235; 4. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 225; 5. Matt Mullins, Hampton, Va., 198; 6. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 153; 7. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 141; 8. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 111; 9. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 108; 10. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 106.



 

Two-Race Dash To Hunt Series Championship Starts Friday Night in Stockton, CA

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Folsom, CA)- With an extended break in the schedule coming to an end this week, the Hunt Series sets up a two race dash to the season championship staring Friday night at Stockton Dirt Track.

Turning into a home track of sorts for the series in 2019, Friday night marks the fifth and final visit at Stockton Dirt Track for the series a track that has seen points leader, Jake Morgan take home two of his three wins this season.

While Morgan has won two of the four events at Stockton this year, Shawn Jones has one feature event at the high speed facility, as does Matt Stewart who won his first series feature at the track back in August.

Heading into the penultimate event of the season, Jake Morgan finds himself out in front of the championship standings with a bit of a cushion as he boasts a 115 point lead over Scott Chapeta and team owner Rein Plakk, while Brian Sperry Racing sits in third, Cody Spencer 4th, and Shawn Jones in fifth after a tumultuous weekend back in August that saw him give up a ton of points after holding the lead earlier in the season.

Following Friday night’s event, the series will get back to it on the 9th for the season finale event at Marysville Raceway for the Tribute to Mel Hall.

Friday night’s event at Stockton Dirt Track will feature no muffler rule for the Hunt Series as well as the Open Winged 360 race that will be going on, and it will give fans a true sense of the rumble under the hoods of these machines.

Friday night the gates open at 4pm with tickets available for $15 for adults, $10 for kids, and children 5 and under free.

For more information about tickets, visit stockton99.com.

2019 Schedule

Nov. 1- Stockton Dirt Track (Open Winged 360’s)

Nov. 9- Marysville Raceway

ON TAP: The Hunt Series will be idle for quite some time before coming back to life in November for the final two events of the season starting November 1st back at Stockton Dirt Track.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 6th, Placerville Speedway), Jake Morgan (June 22nd, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 6th, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 20th, Merced Speedway), Shawn Jones (August 10th, Placerville Speedway), Cody Fendley (August 17th, Petaluma Speedway), Matt Stewart (August 23rd Stockton Dirt Track), Jake Morgan (August 25th, Stockton Dirt Track).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleeson brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 see’s Gleeson come back aboard as the series embarks on an 11 race schedule at six different venues.

 

 

Matt Wood Racing announces driver lineup for the inaugural Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – October 29, 2019…As the inaugural Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 approaches, Matt Wood Racing is pleased to announce its driver lineup for the upcoming event on November 19th and 20th at the Placerville Speedway in California.

Matt Wood Racing has brought on an eclectic mix of drivers to take part in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National/ Western States Midget event, which features a $130,000 purse over two nights of racing. The MWR/ Elk Grove Ford team will be made up of Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, Roseville’s Colby Copeland; Sydney, Australia’s Kaidon Brown and a fifth car to be announced.
Golobic is the full-time pilot of the Matt Wood Racing machine and has been a several-time A-main starter at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, along with being a former Indiana Midget Week champion. He swept both nights of the Louie Vermeil Classic in 2018 and is a former two-time winner of the prestigious Winged 360 Sprint Car Trophy Cup in Tulare, California.

Golobic also drove the Elk Grove Ford/ NOS Energy Drink No. 17W Winged Sprint Car to his second career World of Outlaws victory this season at Placerville Speedway.

Bernal, a versatile driver out of California has made the Chili Bowl A-main twice in his career, with the highlight being an impressive charge from 24th to fifth in 2018. He also has a third-place finish at the Turkey Night Grand Prix in the past and a fourth-place result at the Hut 100.

Copeland, another Northern California racer, made the A-main at the Chili Bowl for the second time in his career this year. He has accumulated big victories in Winged Sprint Car racing at the Howard Kaeding Classic in Watsonville and in Wingless Sprint Car action at the Louie Vermeil Classic in Calistoga.

Australian racer Kaidon Brown will also make his first start in the United States for Matt Wood Racing, beginning at the Hangtown 100. The 18-year-old has been racing midgets for three-years and in 2017 became the youngest driver to win the Australian National Championship in the events 78-year history. He has competed in New Zealand the last two seasons during the International Series racing against the likes of Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson. Brown is also the 2018/ ’19 New South Wales Midget Champion.
Brown spoke about the opportunity to join Matt Wood Racing for not only the Hangtown 100, but also the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget events at the Bakersfield Speedway and the annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura Raceway.

“I am very excited to head over to America and race for the first time,” Brown commented. “I can’t thank Matt Wood enough for this amazing opportunity and look forward to working with him, as well as Shane and Dustin Golobic. Although it will be tough, hopefully I can put some good results together for the team.”

Tuesday’s PureCrop1 main event on November 19th will be 30-laps, $5,000-to-win and features the top-12 cars in combined points inverted. Following the action on opening night there will be a post-race party on the fairgrounds with food, drinks, a live band and a lot of fun to be had.

Wednesday night’s Royal Truck Body A-main on November 20th will be 100-laps around the famed red clay oval with the winner picking up a $20,000 payday. The overall points champion for the two nights will pocket a $12,000 bonus.

Reserved seating continues to be on sale for the Elk Grove Ford Hangtown 100 and can be purchased by visiting www.hangtown100.com/tickets

A rain date has also been established for Thursday November 21st in case of inclement weather. To stay up to date with event news be sure and visit www.hangtown100.com and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/hangtown100

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 www.placervillespeedway.com

 

Michael welcomes new partners for Texas ASCS start

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PLANO, Texas (October 28, 2019) – The ‘Texas Traveler’ T.J. Michael is back in Texas, and although the vast majority of his 2019 season is complete, the Plano, Texas-native still has some unfinished business in the Lone Star State.

Michael, driver of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Architectural Stone/Crown Battery/Fremont Fence Company/Pro-Tech Services/Wood Heating and Air Conditioning/Kear’s Speed Shop/Wings Unlimited/Soul Fully Rooted/Big D’s Pizza/No. 8M sprint car, will join the ASCS National Tour during the coming weekend, ready to invade the Texas Motor Speedway dirt track on Thursday and Friday, October 31 and November 1.

In addition to a 360c.i. power plant provided by Mike Melton, a number of partners came on board to help Michael battle the best 360 sprint car racers in the country during his time in Texas including Trophy Tractor and Roc Construction. Crown Battery, already a staple within Michael Motorsports, will boost their support in Michael’s Texas campaign, helping the recent FAST Series winner work to accomplish a first-ever ASCS triumph.

“I’m excited to race in my home state. I don’t have many chances to do so, so I’m going to take full advantage of the opportunity,” Michael explained, who spends his summer months in Fremont, Ohio, while competing throughout the state and surrounding areas. “I can’t thank all of my partners enough for their hard work and dedication. We are fortunate enough to welcome Trophy Tractor and Roc Construction to our team for the coming weekend. Crown Battery, who has been behind me the entire season, stepped forward in a bigger way and I couldn’t be more excited. We are going to do our part in representing all of our partners at the highest level.”

The ASCS National Tour doubleheader in Ft. Worth will conclude their 2019 season. Michael will enter the high profile event as a one-time winner in 2019, that occurring during the $5,000 Rick Ferkel Classic at Waynesfield (Ohio) Raceway Park in early August.

SPECIAL THANKS:
T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kear’s Speed Shop, Wings Unlimited, Soul Fully Rooted, Big D’s Pizza.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

STATS:
2016 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24. Earned B-main victory on Saturday, June 3, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Charged from 26th to finish 12th at Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 19, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Orange County (NY) Fair Speedway on Saturday, July 29.

2018 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes with OVSCA on Friday and Saturday, May 11-12; fifth at Hilltop Speedway (Millersburg, Ohio) and seventh at Wayne County (Ohio) Speedway. Earned top-ten (6th) finish with FAST Series at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 26. Charged from 19th to finish eighth at Attica on Friday, June 1, followed by a charge from 18th to finish 10th at Fremont on Saturday, June 2. Rallied from 12th to sixth during All Star/Speedweek A-main at Sharon Speedway