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LOOKING TO THE FUTURE WITH THE WITH THE SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CARS AS INAUGURAL SEASON COMPLETED & DEEMED A GREAT SUCCESS; 21 DIFFERENT CARS COMPETED WITH CHAD RUHLMAN WINNING THE $5000 BONNELL'S ROD SHOP CHAMPIONSHIP

 October 20, 2018 (By Doug Kennedy & Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...In October 2016, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance announced that they would be developing a GM Performance 602 crate engine non-wing Sprint Car division that would debut in 2018. Two meetings, two practice sessions, and 19 months later the RUSH Sprint Cars debuted at Lernerville Speedway. The inaugural season came to a close on October 13 where it started at Lernerville, and was deemed a success on all accounts. Over $23,000 in cash point funds will be paid out at the awards banquet on January 26. Drivers also shared in well over $10,000 of product that was distributed at the inaugural "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance on August 31 at Lernerville. "I think we had a great start the our new RUSH Sprint Car division," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "In fact, it did better than the majority of all of our other RUSH divisions in their first year. As with any upstart division, the first year is always the toughest, but we couldn't have asked for anything more in our freshman season with the Sprints. We had such a diversified group of racers help us launch the class and to have 11 different speedways allow us to put them in front of their audience gave us a huge opportunity to showcase the RUSH Sprint Car concept. This has already proven to create a tremendous amount of momentum moving forward! I think we have a shot at bringing full fields plus of RUSH Sprint Cars to our host speedways in just the second year of the class' development. We're also expecting growth for the Series in the Northern part of our region."

Due to weather conditions, the Series didn't kick off until May 16 at Lernerville with veteran driver Arnie Kent winning the opener. Twenty-three of the 29 scheduled events at 11 different tracks were completed as 21 different cars hit the speedway. Events took place in western Pa. at Lernerville Speedway, Eriez Speedway, Old Bradford Speedway, Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, Tri-City Raceway Park, Thunder Mountain Speedway, and McKean County Family Raceway, in Ohio at Sharon Speedway, in West Virginia at Tyler County Speedway, and in western New York at Genesee and Stateline Speedways.

The GM 602 Crate motor is the base engine for the Series and was made available to the racers by Pace Performance for $7,850 for a fully dressed package. Racers could also purchase the base engine package for $5,270 from Pace or one of the RUSH Authorized Engine Rebuilders.

In addition to the GM 602 crate engine, there's spec Hoosier tires, sealed/spec Bilstein Shocks, and RUSH "Visual" Methanol spec fuel produced by Insinger Performance, a Sunoco Race Fuel Distributor. The engine package was developed by Pace Performance's Director of Circle Track Development, Don Blackshear.

"So far, the first is season has exceeded my expectations," said Blackshear. "The participation throughout the year and the continued interest and excitement around the RUSH program has been amazing. From a ground level program, it's doing just fine."

Blackshear also sees a continued growth in the series. "Currently I'm aware of at least six more racers who have purchased cars for the 2019 season and they are coming from various different divisions; the true 'cost containment' Sprint Car package seems to be what it is pushing new competitors into the class."

Bonnell's Rod Shop is the RUSH Series presenting sponsor for the Weekly Series Championship. "I think it went really well," said Scott Bonnell, the owner of Bonnell's Auto Group. "Vicki (Emig) has done a great job of getting the cars to the right tracks and promoting the series extremely well. I'm looking forward to even better things and more cars participating next year. I think the potential for success is great and I'm certainly looking forward to being the presenting championship sponsor of the RUSH Sprints again next year. The Series has produced very competitive racing with a great mixture of drivers from Sprint Car veterans to others participating in Sprint Car racing from various other divisions for the very first time."

After having a busy summer which included getting married in September, Bonnell's driver Dalton Daniels looks forward to a full-time RUSH Sprint Car schedule in 2019 after participating in only seven events in 2018. Daniels had a pair of thirds at Lernerville for his best finishes of the season.

Of course Chad Ruhlman made many headlines with his standout season. The 41-year-old didn't even know how to fire a Sprint Car when he made his debut on May 20 at Bradford. And what a debut it was as Ruhlman captured the $600 win that night and would go on to win 15 features including a sweep of the two-day "Topless Nationals" at Genesee, which earned him $2,000 after bonuses. Ruhlman ended the season in victory lane earning $800 at Lernerville's "Steel City Stampede". Ruhlman also of course became the inaugural Bonnell's Rod Shop $5,000 Weekly Series Champion.

"I'm so happy we did this deal," said the Bemus Point, NY standout racer. "I think it's a great series. There was a good selection of race tracks and a good group of guys that we raced with. All of the competitors had their strong points to compete and do well at the different tracks. My son (Kevin) has worked hard with me. We had no idea what Sprint Cars even were when we ran our first night out. I'm pretty certain Kevin will be in a car next year if we can talk mother into it. I think I'm going to do some USAC stuff. I have to thank RUSH for giving us this opportunity so we could learn without going broke doing it."

Gale Ruth, Jr. was right on Ruhlman's tail all season long. Ruth won five times with three coming at Lernerville and one each at Thunder Mountain and Tyler County. He finished second in both the Weekly Series and "Wednesday Night Lightning" points to earn $3,000 in point fund monies. "It's been a lot of fun," said the 40-year-old from Pleasantville, Pa. "It's a good series particularly if someone wants to get into Sprint Car racing. It's very affordable and you can be really competitive and not go broke doing it. I can see next year the car count being over 30 cars. We've already had 21 and I know a lot of people who are going to get involved in the RUSH Sprint cars next season."

Dan Culver of Titusville, Pa. is Ruth's car owner and friend over the past 15 years. "I'm glad we got on board with RUSH and supported the Series," explained Culver. "I think you're going to continue to see an influx of drivers getting involved with the Series from young racers to guys in their 50s. It's definitely a good series for anyone who wants to get into Sprint Car Racing. I love the 410s, but they are way too much money."

Twenty-eight year old Zach Morrow of Gibsonia, Pa was very competitive all season long. Morrow brought some "410" experience with him and has always been a proponent of non-wing racing. Morrow was victorious twice with both wins coming at Lernerville during the "Wednesday Night Lightning" shows. Morrow also had a pair of runner-up finishes to Ruhlman in both races at Pittsburgh- a track he thoroughly enjoys. Morrow finished third in both the Weekly Series and "Wednesday Night Lightning" points to earn $2,100 in point fund monies.

"The Series had a good group of cars drivers and the travelling was fun," expressed Ruhlman. "It's way cheaper than running my 410. Chad Ruhlman made us way better the second half of the season. I had a fun year and I'm already looking forward to next year with the Series."

Veteran New Castle, Pa. Sprint Car driver, Arnie Kent, thought the RUSH Sprint Car Series was pretty special. Kent won twice including the Series' first ever race and the "Bill Emig Memorial" at Tri-City Raceway Park. "I really enjoyed it," said the 54-year-old Kent who ended up winning the inaugural $1,000 "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series title at Lernerville Speedway. "This is the most I raced in a while and I was able to go to a lot of tracks that I've never been to before. I think the Series will continue to grow and bring more people into the sport, and it's good to see it's bringing back veterans that haven't raced in awhile."

One of the biggest surprises of the season may have been Shawn Smith. The 36-year-old Seneca, Pa. driver competed in the Stock Car class periodically over the years after his father Bruce stepped out of the seat. Smith seemed to really get the hang of the division from late summer on. In his first 12 starts with the Series, Smith managed only one top five- a fifth at Lernerville; however, a season best fourth at Thunder Mountain on July 27 started a string of eight straight top five finishes to end his season! Smith's best runs came at Lernerville and Genesee where he recorded a second place on August 15 and September 15. He'd climb the Weekly Series standings and end up fifth.

"I thought it was good," said Smith. "There's a lot of competition here. I see it growing next year and into the future. In the Spring we started with 10 cars and now we're around 20 with more to come."

Three Hawkins family members, including Dave and his two sons Brandon and Scott, competed all season long together. The trio came out of the Micro Sprint ranks. Brandon did the best finishing sixth in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series points, while Scott and Dave ended up eighth and ninth respectively. Scott led the way in the "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series points in fourth ahead of Dave.

"I really enjoyed it," said Dave Hawkins, 47 of of Lower Burrell, Pa., who competed in every event. "I think it's going to grow tremendously in a very short period of time. I don't have any negative reviews."

"I like how everyone is pretty much equal and it becomes more driver and set-up oriented," said 24-year-old Brandon Hawkins of Salina, Pa. "I think it will grow very quickly, and become one of the biggest grassroots Sprint Car sanctions in the near future."

Twenty-seven year old, Scott Hawkins of Sarver, Pa. said, "I'm loving it. I'm getting a new Sprint Car for next season and I'm really looking forward to racing with RUSH again!"

At 56 years old, Joe McEwen of Mercer, Pa. enjoyed the season, that is until he took a violent flip at Genesee Speedway when he jumped Steve Pedley's right rear and completely destroyed the Jack Mahoney/Larry Eckart-owned #9J. "I don't know what I'm going to do next season," said McEwen. "It's junk right now, but I enjoyed the Series. A lot of people are enthused about it because it's a cost-controlled series. There's a lot of momentum and enthusiasm and a lot of people are interested in it. The future has great potential."

Don Blackshear's 24-year-old son, Bradley, competed in the Series, and after a late start the former Econo Mod racer worked his way to 10th in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series points, which looks at drivers' best 12 finishes. "I think it was great," said the younger Blackshear. "It gave drivers the opportunity to get into a Sprint Car at an affordable cost. I grew up around Sprint Cars and having the opportunity to race one was something I really enjoyed."

Steve Cousins of Eldred, Pa. was a true raw rookie having never raced before, but learned a lot from the veteran drivers. Despite being one of the furthest away, Cousins competed in every event including making all five of the "Wednesday Night Lightning" shows, which was a good six-hour roundtrip. He had a trio of sixth place finishes coming at Bradford, McKean, and Tyler County, which was a near 11-hour roundtrip.

"To have never driven any type of race car before and by the end of the season be knocking on the door for top five finishes was very exciting," said the 38-year-old. "I wasn't prepared for the talent that came into the Series in the first year, but in the end was a plus for me. Vicki (Emig) is a great promoter and is great at what she does. I do everything to promote the Series through my social media outlets and videos I have taken."

You can follow Cousins' exploits by liking his page on Facebook at SC Motorsports. As for the future of the RUSH Sprint Car Series, Cousins said, "I think it expand very quickly throughout the eastern part of the country and someday be as big as the RUSH Late Model Series."

At 24 years old, Tyler Powell of Cochranton, Pa. is one of the younger competitors. Powell's father Bruce was a longtime racer in the region starting in Micro Sprints before moving into "410" Sprints then E-Mods. The younger Powell got his start in the Mini Stock division at Mercer when Emig owned the track then did some E-Mod racing before the family decided to go with the RUSH Sprint Car route. Powell had a couple hard crashes including one at Pittsburgh on August 25 that cut his season short. His season's best effort came at Stateline Speedway where he finished third in an event run with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

"It's cool to see how much it has grown with new drivers coming in even over the last several weeks- the class just continues to grow," said the younger Powell. "I think we are going to see many new drivers continue to join the RUSH Sprints, and we intend on building another car for 2019."

Chad Ruhlman's older brother Brian was a surprise addition to the class late in the season. For the past 12 years, Brian and Chad have been building racecars for their business, Ruhlman Race Cars, that they founded. Brian has been a longtime competitor in Super Late Models and E-Mods in the Midwest winning several championships at the famed Eldora Speedway. In fact, after the season ending RUSH Sprint show at Lernerville on October 13, Brian headed to Eldora where he won the Mod feature on Sunday. Brian debuted on August 25 at Pittsburgh where he finished third and ended the year with his best finish in runner-up to Chad at Lernerville.

"It's affordable and a lot of fun," said the 48-year-old from Clarklake, Michigan. "I'm hoping they can grow it out to Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. There's a lot of guys out here who have Sprint Cars but can't afford the motors. This RUSH deal will allow them to go racing."

Thirty-four year old Brian Woodall hails from Apollo, Pa. Woodhall made his mark in racing over the years running Mod Lites and had a brief, but successful stint racing "410" Sprint Cars back when Emig owned Mercer. In fact, Woodhall even won a pair of Sprint races at Mercer including the first in 2002 when he was just 17 years old, and received the "Horizon Award" from Emig and Mike Leone at the Mercer banquet.

"We didn't run a lot of races this year as we got on the track in September, but when we did it was great," said Woodhall who made his debut at "Manufacturers Night" at Lernerville where he won the top prize of TBM Brake calipers with a drum of RUSH Visual Methanol valued at $1,025. "We're going to run as many races as work permits next season. I like the fact that it seems like anyone can win on any given night. We're also all on the same page as far as the rules go."

John Mollick was another driver that got a late start with the Series in September. The 48-year-old has been racing for 33 years including success with Super Late Models, Big-Block Modifieds, and RUSH Late Models. Mollick sees a lot of potential within the division. "I think it's a really neat class, and to have people like the Ruhlmans and Kent in it makes it great," acknowledged the Toronto, Ohio resident who had a season best third in the final Wednesday Night Lightning show at Lernerville. "It's a fun class and you spend so, so much less money to race."

Fifty-seven year old Stephen Pedley raced "410" Sprints back in the 90s before Emig purchased Mercer Raceway Park in 1999. Pedley took 20 years off from racing then decided to return to racing with the RUSH Sprint Cars. "I think it's a really good deal and it's just going to get better," stated the Seneca, Pa. racer. "I know a couple of people who are already planning on building cars for next year."

Phil Thornton made his RUSH Sprint Car debut on July 27 when the Series visited Thunder Mountain Speedway, a track located just 15 minutes from his home in Punxsutawney, Pa. Thonrton's best finish came at Tyler County as he finished fifth in the first ever RUSH race in the Mountaineer State. Thornton did put eastern Pa. Micro Sprint racer, Zack Bealer, in his car for the two events at Genesee where Bealer finished fifth and second.

For next season, Thornton plans on having a three-car team called "Barnyard Racing" as he teams up with the "Rooster" Steve Cousins along with 24-year-old Bealer. "It's just more affordable," said the 46-year-old. "We ran Late Models and Modifieds for a number of years and I just couldn't afford it anymore, but with the RUSH Sprint Cars we're having fun and are able to travel to a lot of different tracks. We may also have a spare car, and I hope to find another up and coming driver for that one."

Jim Kurpakus of Leechburg, Pa. has been racing since the mid '80s. During that time he has raced winged and non-winged Sprint Cars as well as Big Block Modifieds. "This is the perfect race car with the package that RUSH has developed with the GM 602 engine, Hoosier tires, Bilstein shocks and spec methanol," said the 58-year-old driver.

The future of the RUSH Spring Cars certainly looks bright for the upstart division as drivers who always wanted to race Sprint Cars now have a great, affordable opportunity to do so in a non-wing car surrounded by RUSH's true cost-containment package and valuable championship point funds.

For additional information, to be added to the e-mail list or to receive an informational packet, please contact the RUSH Office at 724-964-9300 or e-mail info@rushracingseries.com.

2018 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series FINAL Points (based on best 12 finishes): 1. Chad Ruhlman 1343 ($5000) 2. Gale Ruth, Jr. 1313 ($2500) 3. Zach Morrow 1305 ($1750) 4. Arnie Kent 1304 ($1500) 5. Shawn Smith 1262 ($1200) 6. Brandon Hawkins 1350 ($1000) 7. Joe McEwen 1247 ($800) 8. Scott Hawkins 1224 ($750) 9. Dave Hawkins 1222 ($700) 10. Brad Blackshear 1203 ($650) 11. Steve Cousins 1195 ($600) 12. Tyler Powell 1192 ($500) 13. Steve Pedley 963 ($450) 14. Jim Kurpakus 730 ($425) 15. Dalton Daniels 717 ($400) 16. Brian Woodhall 689 ($390) 17. Phil Thornton 676 ($380) 18. Brian Ruhlman 596 ($370) 19. Mike Lutz 419 ($360) 20. John Mollick 292 ($350) 21. Darin Gallagher 272 22. Kevin Mohney 189.

2018 "Wednesday Night Lightning" FINAL Points:1. Arnie Kent 484 ($1000) 2. Gale Ruth, Jr. 478 ($500) 3. Zach Morrow 474 ($350) 4. Scott Hawkins 453 ($225) 5. Dave Hawkins 451 ($200) 6. Steve Cousins 436 ($180) 7. Brandon Hawkins 352 ($150) 8. Dalton Daniels & Joe McEwen 282 ($135) 10. Brad Blackshear 269 ($125) 11. Shawn Smith 257 12. Phil Thornton 169 13. Jim Kurpakus 140 14. John Mollick 96 15. Brian Woodhall 90 16. Tyler Powell 88 17. Mike Lutz 87 18. Darin Gallagher 84.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

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

 

 

Trenca Hustles to Top 10 at Brockville Ontario Speedway in Penultimate Race

Inside Line Promotions - BROCKVILLE, Ontario, Canada (Oct. 18, 2018) - Joe Trenca recorded his 10th top 10 of the season last Saturday when he made his debut at Brockville Ontario Speedway.

The Mucci Motorsports driver finished fourth in a Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints heat race before advancing from 12th to seventh place during the 1000 Islands RV Fall Nationals main event.

"It was great to get some laps at a new track," he said. "We'd been there before and only got to hot lap and run time trials before the event rained out so technically this was our first time racing there. I felt like we got better as the night went on and now we have some notes for whenever we race there again."

Trenca is slated to wrap up his season this Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., during the Dutch Hoag Nationals with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

"I'm really excited to race at Outlaw Speedway for our last race of the year," he said. "We have ran well there so our goal is to close the year on a high note."

Trenca captured a fourth-place result last month during his most recent race at Outlaw Speedway. He also tied his career-best mark with a runner-up result there in August. Trenca has produced at least one top-10 finish at Outlaw Speedway during each of the last four seasons.

"That's probably our best track," he said. "It seems like we are always in contention for a good result. I think it'd be huge if we could contend for a win or top five this weekend. That'd give us great momentum heading into the offseason."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Brockville Ontario Speedway in Brockville, Ontario, Canada - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 7 (12).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 10 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., for the Dutch Hoag Nationals with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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"Doug Schoenfeld and my grandfather have known each other for a really long time," Trenca said. "Doug has been a huge supporter and is a really good sponsor."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, FK Rod Ends, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Weld Wheels, Fast Axle, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

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.

 

 

Andrews Getting to Work in Preparation for 2019 Season

Inside Line Promotions - SANDUSKY, Ohio (Oct. 18, 2018) - For Chris Andrews and the Burmeister Racing team, the 2018 racing season was like a roller coaster ride - up one week and down the next.

"It seemed like we were just a tick off all season," Andrews said. "We started the year trying some things that simply didn't work out. Then we put a new car together and got a lot better. We just had some strange things happen. I'm ready to put this year behind us and regroup and get organized for 2019."

Andrews scored a pair of wins in 2018, both coming at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. He finished third in the Fremont Speedway championship standings, fourth in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics standings and seventh in the track standings at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

"I'm probably most disappointed in how Attica went," he said. "We struggled there for some reason and we also had some horrible luck. It seemed we were always just a spot away from having a good night at Attica."

Andrews, who was Attica Raceway Park's 410ci winged sprint car champion in 2017, recorded only three top-five finishes in 2018, including a runner-up result in July as the team's best effort at the track.

"Weekly racing around here is getting tougher and tougher," he said. "You can't come to the track unprepared. Races are won or lost in the shop. We have to work harder during the week.

"The Burmeisters have fantastic equipment, as good as any team in the pits. My guys have a lot of passion for this sport. We will have a team meeting and get organized and get to work to improve in 2019."

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 19 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews19c

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.andrews.5059

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"We put the deal with Channel Seed and Edwards Agriculture together right as the season started this year," Andrews said. "With an offseason now to plan and prepare, we will really step up our relationship with Channel Seed."

Andrews would also like to thank Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines, ML Graphics, DKW Transport, Edwards Agriculture, Channel Seeds, Lucas Oil, Dave Story Equipment and Repair, and Burmeister Trophy for their continued support.

 

 

SawBlade.com Backed Bogucki Virtually Wraps Up ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year Award

Inside Line Promotions - HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) - Scott Bogucki has likely locked up the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com Rookie of the Year for 2018 as the series has only two races remaining.

Bogucki, who hails from McLaren Vale, South Australia, hasn't raced for nearly a month and was looking forward to the ASCS National Tour getting back to action this weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. However, heavy rains throughout the week prompted officials to cancel the two shows scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

"I was so looking forward to getting back to Devil's Bowl," he said. "I finally figured out how to run that unique track and we got our only tour win there in June. I really needed that race to overtake Skylar Gee for seventh in the points."

However, regardless of how the final races of the season go Bogucki has earned enough points this season to not be passed for the Rookie of the Year Award as long as his SawBlade.com sponsored team simply shows up to one more race.

With the rainout, the next event for the ASCS National Tour will be the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. on Oct. 26-27. It will be the final two nights of racing in 2018 for the series.

"When we were at Creek County for Speedweek I ran in the top three most of the feature and just got a little too free toward the end and Blake Hahn slid me the last corner and I ended up fourth," Bogucki said. "After the improvements we've made to the car last month we raced I'm excited to get back there and see what we can do."

When the ASCS season concludes, Bogucki and the SawBlade.com team will head to the shop outside of Houston, Texas, to immediately begin getting ready for the 2019 season.

"We have a lot of work to do because I head back to Australia at the end of November and we are planning to get back to racing back in the states in March," he said. "I can't thank Dillon (Paddock) and Danny (Heskins) and everyone who has pitched in this season enough."

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 19 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 26-27 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., for the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

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Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Jetco Electrical, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Lone Star Metal Werx, Momentum Suspension and Findley and Sons for their continued support.

 

 

Mingus Heading Into 2019 With More Confidence

Inside Line Promotions - HURON, Ohio (Oct. 18, 2018) - Although he didn't get to race a lot in 2018 because of mechanical problems and a lot of rainouts, Kevin Mingus feels the last month of racing yielded encouraging results and gives him a ton of confidence heading into 2019, which will be his 10th season of racing and his fourth competing on dirt in a 305ci winged sprint car.

This season was the first for Mingus to own his own car.

"I started on dirt three years ago driving for Kurt Huber," he said. "The following year we upgraded to a newer chassis and this past year I owned my own team and midway through the year we purchased our first ever brand new chassis. But the last month we started to be really competitive and I finally felt like my rookie stripe was off. For the first time in a long time we are heading into a racing season in 2019 with a ton of confidence and a notebook full of notes. At the beginning of the year we were mentally pushed down and kicked. Then we got the new car and our engine redone and it was a massive difference. It was a complete improvement on the way the car reacted.

"This year we raced our way into more A Mains and got to compete with some veterans and I learned a lot."

Mingus essentially missed the last month of racing at his home tracks of Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

"We were stopping for a crash at Attica and got run over," he said. "It bent the chassis and basically ended our season after only six races with the new car. But the chassis is over at Beaber's getting fixed, the shocks are being gone through and the engine is ready. I can't wait for the season to start in March."

Mingus admitted he still has a lot of work to do as a driver.

"I still have some asphalt tendencies I need to shed like consistently running the middle to bottom," he said. "I need to get up and run the cushion when the track dictates that and do it with confidence. In 2019 I will be more aggressive. I don't yet know what kind of schedule we will run, but it will be at least once each week and more as finances permit."

Mingus said he is proud that the majority of his sponsors from 2018 are coming back in 2019.

"I will work hard to get a few more on board, but I can't thank all of those that are coming back enough," he said. "It means the world to me and this team will work hard to be up front competing with the veterans like John Ivy, Paul Weaver, Bobby Clark, Jamie Miller."

SEASON STATS -

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

MEDIA LINKS -

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"They have been on board with us for the last three years and are coming back in 2019," Mingus said. "They are such as great business to work with and I'm excited to get them great results in 2019."

Mingus would also like to thank Ram Designs, Kear's Speed Shop, The Mason Jar, Jensen Towing, Hess' Oriental Martial Arts, TNT Graphics, Griff's Engines and Chloe Toy Glamour Model for their continued support.

 

 

Bowers Finishes 2018 Season Second in UMSS Championship Standings

Inside Line Promotions - HAM LAKE, Minn. (Oct. 18, 2018) - Ryan Bowers has wrapped up his season with a second-place finish in the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series championship standings behind the wheel of the No. 5 Kouba Racing winged sprint car.

"It was a fun season and I really enjoyed driving for the Kouba Family," he said. "To be a part of their long history of racing, I felt rather privileged. We worked hard all season long and did our best."

Bowers and the Kouba Racing team came up one spot short of their ultimate goal - winning the UMSS title. However, Bowers said that it's hard to be upset about coming in second.

"We had a lot of great partners that made it possible to compete this year," he said. "I'm fortunate to be able to even drive a sprint car. There's not a lot of people who get to do that so at the end of the day I'm really lucky."

Bowers, who finished the year with a pair of wins, eight top fives and 10 top 10s in 19 starts, said he will not be returning to Kouba Racing next season. He's open to different possibilities and hopes that he'll find his way to the track whether he's racing or wrenching.

"It's a long winter," Bowers said. "Right now I'm focusing on the K-1 RaceGear and getting people set up with suits for next year. PRI will be here sooner than we think so we'll be busy getting ready for that. I'm not sure what next year will bring, but it'll work out one way or another."

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanBowers.us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BowersMotorsports199/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - K1 RaceGear

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"I can't thank K1 RaceGear enough for keeping me safe," Bowers said. "I recently caught on fire during one of my races and they kept me completely unharmed. I'm really glad to have them be a part of our team."

Bowers would also like to thank FVP, King Solutions, Fastsigns, Rice Creek Building and Remodeling, Operation: 23 to Zero, Jeff Westall Outdoors, Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Farmers Insurance Jeffrey Green Agency, GRP Motorsports, Elevated Health Center, Race Coatings, Liquid Nitro, Speedwerx, Champion Helmets, Gillund Enterprises, Justice Brothers, Super Shox, Torsion Bar Rate, Triple X Race Components, DMI, K&N Filters and MSD Ignition for their continued support.

 

 

KYLE LARSON RACING

SHANE STEWART, DRIVER NO. 2 KYLE LARSON RACING SPRINT CAR

LAKESIDE SPEEDWAY (KANSAS CITY, KS)

DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK (DODGE CITY, KS)

OCTOBER 19-20, 2018

RACE 73-74 OF 2018 SEASON

KYLE LARSON RACING PREPARES FOR A DOUBLE HEADER WEEKEND IN KANSAS BACK-TO-BACK IN THE MIDWEST: The Kyle Larson Racing team and Shane Stewart head to Kansas this upcoming weekend for two nights of racing in The Sunflower State. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set to take on Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday, followed up by Dodge City (Kan.) Raceway Park on Saturday.

FVP PLATINUM BATTERY SHOOTOUT:Stewart and his KLR team have had trio of starts at the semi-banked, half-mile oval. In those three starts, they have never finished worse than sixth-place. Their best result came in 2016. Stewart qualified 10th, but was unable to transfer out of his heat race to the feature event. He went on to win the Last Chance Showdown and gained 14 spots in the main event to finish fifth and earn the KSE Hard Charger award for the night.

BOOTHILL SHOWDOWN: The World of Outlaws and KLR will return to Dodge City Raceway Park for the first time since 2015, although they were schedule to race there last year, it was canceled due to weather. Stewart has two starts at the 3/8-mile circuit with KLR, earning 11th and seventh-place finishes.

RACE INFORMATION: For more information on the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout at Lakeside Speedway, please click here and for tickets, please click here. For more information about the Boothill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park, please click here and for tickets, please click here. If you are unable to make it to the track, both events will be available on DIRTVision.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Kyle Larson. The Elk Grove, Calif., native will compete in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. He is in a must win situation to move on to The Round of 8 in the NMECS Playoffs.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners Chevy Accessories, BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, Coca-Cola, Howard Johnson Lima and Scott for being a part of our team.

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Wilson Ready for Third Start at Lakeside and Debut at Dodge City

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 17, 2018) - Greg Wilson has limited laps at the venues this weekend for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

'The Greatest Show on Dirt' heads to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Saturday for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown.

The driver of the Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels sponsored team has finished ninth and 20th, respectively, during two visits to Lakeside Speedway. Saturday will mark his debut at Dodge City Raceway Park.

"We have a little more experience at Lakeside than Dodge City, but it will still be a weekend of learning," he said. "When you're racing with the World of Outlaws it forces you to adapt quickly and learn on the fly. We have some notes for Lakeside, but we're still building that notebook and when we go into Dodge City we'll just try to compare it to a track that seems similar and go from there."

Wilson is coming off a busy weekend with the World of Outlaws. After Friday's race at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., rained out he ventured to Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday for the Wabash Clash.

Wilson made progress in the heat race to pick up two positions and claim the final lock-in position to the heat race after qualifying got him behind the eight ball. He capped the night with a 20th-place finish.

"Terre Haute is a huge, half-mile oval and passing can be very difficult," he said. "Everyone is fast and the air makes it a challenge when you are near other cars. That was a successful night to make it from start to finish without any damage."

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Eldora Speedway for the Last Call for Them All. Wilson timed in fifth quickest in his group and he gained a position to finish second in a heat race, which locked him into the dash. A seventh-place finish in the dash lined Wilson up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We ran inside the top 10 for most of the race, but had an incident and got turned around in turns one and two," he said. "We had to restart at the back and we were able to get back to 15th, but that was a disappointment to have that incident because we definitely had a top-10 car and possibly a top-five car."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 20 (19).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 7 (4); Feature: 15 (7).

SEASON STATS -

69 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

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

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Alloy Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Redlined Welding & Construction, Callies, Magtech Ignition, Banshee Graphics, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Pfann's Custom Performance & Restoration, Tim Hogan's Carpet (Lima, Ohio), Bedford Valley Petroleum, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Elite Wings, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Aiming for Win During World of Outlaws Race at Lakeside

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 17, 2018) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen is slated to climb back into the Muddy sponsored sprint car this weekend during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event.

The team will invade Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout. It's a track where Madsen has been very successful.

"I enjoy racing at Lakeside and it's been a pretty good track for us," he said. "I won a race there a few years ago and we almost won last year so that's always a confidence booster."

Madsen finished fifth at Lakeside Speedway last year, when he nearly won before an incident while leading. Madsen had built more than an eight-second lead when contact in traffic resulted in a flat tire with 10 laps remaining. Madsen restarted at the back of the lead-lap cars and charged to the top five.

It marked his third straight top five at the track as he posted a third-place run in 2015 after winning a World of Outlaws race there in 2014.

"It's a fast track so you need to set yourself up to have a successful night by qualifying well," Madsen said. "We were really fast there last year so hopefully we can continue with that level of speed and we will put ourselves in contention to battle for the win."

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 39 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

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Dancer Shows Speed Throughout Weekend When Luck Wasn't on His Side

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 17, 2018) - Weather dictated the schedule for Shawn Dancer last weekend when he decided to stick to tracks closer to home rather than make the trek west.

"We headed to I-96 Speedway (in Lake Odessa, Mich.) on Saturday to run our 360 with the Great Lakes Super Sprints," he said. "We did pretty well right out of the box. We went out toward the back for qualifying and ended up third."

That started Dancer fourth in his heat race. He went on to win, which allowed him to make the feature redraw. Dancer garnered the No. 1 to start on the pole for the feature.

"We kind of went back and forth for a couple laps," he said. "I was just kind of pacing myself and hanging back, but then a couple laps later I jumped the cushion and slid into the wall and turned over, which then ended our night."

On Saturday, Dancer headed to Eldora Speedway for a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars show. He qualified 13th quickest in his group before a mechanical problem in a heat race resulted in a DNF.

"In the heat race, we started seventh and we weren't very good," he said. "The seal came out of the wing valve so it blew oil all over me. I couldn't see, which was a big struggle. I was just soaked in oil so I had to stop racing and pull off."

Dancer capped the night by placing ninth in the Last Chance Showdown.

"It's always tough running with the Outlaws, especially at Eldora," he said. "Our next and last race looks to be at the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte down in North Carolina. Last year was our first time there. We did okay, but it's a tough race. Hopefully we'll improve this year."

The World of Outlaws World Finals is Nov. 1-3 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 20 (1).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: DNF (7); B Main: 9 (5).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 1-3 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Amshaw Service Center

Amshaw Service Center, which is based in Delphos, Ohio, is a service center for semi trucks and trailers.

"Amshaw Service Center offers complete services and road service calls," Dancer said. "The company and its employees do great work and are a big supporter of our race team."

Dancer would also like to thank Dancer Logistics, Inc., Global Warehousing, King Racing Products, Pitsenbarger Supply, Mox Nursery, Friedrich Lawn Care and FSR Radiators for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Posts Top 10 at Terre Haute and Sets Quick Time at Eldora

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 17, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi earned his sixth top 10 of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last Saturday when he made his debut at Terre Haute Action Track.

Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen kicked off the weekend at the half-mile oval in Terre Haute, Ind., by qualifying third quickest out of 32 drivers on Saturday. Scelzi then won a heat race to advance into the dash.

"We qualified good and won the heat race, but then we drew the No. 8 in the dash draw so that was bad," he said. "At a place like that with so much speed and how flat it is, you have to make speed under guys. There isn't anything to run up against so it's tough to pass a lot of cars."

Scelzi placed seventh in the dash before capturing a ninth-place result in the A Main. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/bVSFyLQUfGw.

The team took momentum from the strong run into Eldora Speedway on Sunday during the Last Call for Them All. Scelzi set quick time during qualifying out of the 40 drivers and he was only seven hundredths of a second off the track record. That lined him up on the pole of a heat race.

"We didn't take off well and two guys got by us right away so we didn't make the dash," he said after finishing third, which was one position shy of advancing into the dash.

Scelzi lined up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event at the high-banked, half-mile track.

"I tried the bottom too long," he said. "I fell to 14th before I got going about a third of the way through. The cushion was the fastest way around the track. Running the fence is something I hadn't done at Eldora. It's pretty unique so it was good to get that experience. I thought I did a decent job."

Scelzi recorded a 14th-place result. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/Ur3C1zjaCGY.

Scelzi returns home to California to compete in the 25th annual Trophy Cup this Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. He will pilot a family car during the marquee event.

"I feel like I've been competitive every time we've run it," he said. "Hopefully we can keep running well. You get two shots at a prelim night during the Trophy Cup. Ideally you want to have a good night on Thursday, but you do get another chance on Friday. It's a different format and I haven't ran a lot of 360 stuff this year, but it will be good to get back to Tulare."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 7 (8): Feature: 9 (7).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 14 (9).

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 3 wins, 18 top fives, 27 top 10s, 40 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 25th annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

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

 

 

Williams Grove 410 Sprint Champ Lucas Wolfe; Indoor Series Atlantic City Winner Ryan Flores; 410, 360 Sprint Winner Michael Carber Are Latest To File East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Entries

TRENTON, NJ October 17, 2018 . . . Perfect track conditions featuring a multi-groove, dustless, easy-to-pass on surface have enticed Williams Grove Speedway’s 2018 410 Sprint Car champion Lucas Wolfe to file an entry for the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals being held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ for the second year.

The now annual race has been expanded to a third night of racing to accommodate new racers interested in competing. The event featuring the 600cc wingless Micro Sprints will again with racing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night December 13th – 15th. Racing will start at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 5 PM on Saturday.

Wolfe, of Mechanicsburg, PA., won nine Sprint features in 2018, eight 410s and one 360 feature en route to his best season yet as a Sprint Car racer. Wolfe wll have top-of-the-line equipment, being fielded by veteran driver and owner Lou Cicconi, for the race.

Also entering is Indoor Auto Racing Series 2017 champion Ryan Flores of Cornelius, NC. Flores, who works on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in the shop and at the track, confines his racing to Indoor TQ events. This year’s Indoor Dirt Nationals will be Flores’ first time racing on dirt, indoors or outdoors.

Michael Carber of Pipersville, Pa., like Flores a NASCAR crewman, was one of the entrants in the inaugural Indoor Dirt Nationals and has filed his entry for the second annual race. Carber’s resume includes wins in 410 and 360 Sprint cars.

With more than 100 entries filed, Wolfe, Flores and Carber, despite their impressive credentials will have their work cut for them.

“The great dark clay racing surface and awesome three wide groove action at the inaugural event caught the attention of racers from different forms of racing that want to be involved,” said event promoter Len Sammons.

Entries will be split into two preliminary night programs on Thursday and Friday evening. The first two nights of action will set the line-ups for Saturday’s main event program where all entered racers will compete.

“The split preliminary night schedule will allow us the pit space to expand the entry list to 120 cars with 60 competing each night,” Sammons elaborated.

The trio of recent entries join Erick Rudolph, of Ransomville, NY, a multi-time TQ indoor winner who currently among the leaders in points on the Super DIRTcar big-block Modified series. Another dirt Modified driver, Dom Buffalino has landed a ride to join the action.

The Thursday and Friday events will now feature heat races and four A-Qualifier main events. The top two finishers in each feature will go directly into Saturday, December 15ths main event.

Points earned throughout each night programs will be used to lineup alphabet mains for Saturday night’s main event program for all other racers. At the event last year, Wyoming, Delaware’s Luke Thomas rebounded from a problem on his qualifying night to advance from the D-Main to finishing seventh in the A-Main.

An invitational event will also be held on each of the two preliminary nights. The top 20 drivers in the 2017 Indoor Auto Racing Series Slingshot and Champ Kart point standings who accept an invitation to compete will run a heat races and a feature event. The Slingshots will be part of Thursday’s program, the Champ Karts on Friday.

Tickets for the event are on sale through a link at indoorautoracing.com or by stopping by the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton.

All tickets for the additional Thursday event will be offered as general admission open seating for just $15. Those who have already purchased a Friday night grandstand ticket, or do so by September 21, will receive a general admission ticket for Thursday as an added bonus at a later date in the same method the other tickets arrived. After September 21, all three nights will be sold as a separate ticket.

A range of different price tickets are available for Friday and Saturday action including lower and upper level reserve seats. General admission upper-level seating where children are admitted for just $5 is available as a less costly alternative, but without the guarantee of specific seats.

Saturday’s front row or suite tickets will also include a special pit area tour prior to the start of racing action.

Information about entering the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals, technical and competition rules, and host hotel information is as posted on the website.

New event sponsor Freiberger Excavating is the designated sponsor for the Friday night events.

Returning sponsor Oliver Communications Group is backing the Saturday night race program

Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuels and JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning are each returning to back the race weekend

Anyone interested in being a part of this event should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or via e-mail at danny@aarn.com.

 

 

Paul Nienhiser 14th in Outdoor Midget Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though he has competed at the Chili Bowl a couple of times over the course of his career, Paul Nienhiser was finally able to make his outdoor midget debut over the weekend as he competed with Jake Neuman Racing with the POWRi Series at Belle-Clair Speedway where a late mistake would knock him out of the Top-10 as he finished 14th.

“I had a blast getting back in a midget and racing somewhere other than Chili Bowl,” Paul Nienhiser said. “There was a ton of good cars there and I was really pleased with how the night went aside from a mistake late in the race.”

Lining the Boss Racing/Stanton SR11 No. 51b entry up in the second row of his heat race, the Chapin, IL driver would take part in a three-headed battle for the second position before finally settling for third at the stripe.

When all heats were completed, Nienhiser found himself seventh in points, which would place him in the fourth row for the feature event. With a very strong piece underneath him, Ninehser adapted well all night and was able to spend much of the race fighting for position inside the Top-10.

Getting into traffic, Nienhiser would get himself into a little trouble navigating through traffic and as a result he would stall his machine and be forced to the back of the pack.

Still with good speed, Nienhiser would get what he could in the closing laps as he was able to work his way forward and close Saturday night out with a 14th place finish.

“I felt really good about my showing, and really surpassed my goal of just making it into the feature,” Nienhiser added. “I think attempting to go non-wing racing last week helped me adapt to the midget so quick, and it is something I would love to do more of. We are actually working together to hopefully try and run either Friday or Sunday this weekend.”

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, JRC Transportation, Signature Signs and Design, and Steve Thomas Racing for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-55, Wins-8, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: With Nienhiser still finalizing a Friday or Sunday midget race, he will for sure be in action on Saturday night at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, MO taking part in the Queen’s Royal.

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

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Kevin Swindell and Spencer Bayston Quickly Up to Speed During Return to Action

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 16, 2018) - The Kevin Swindell Racing sprint car returned to the track last weekend with Spencer Bayston behind the wheel for the first time in approximately six weeks.

"It was a good weekend to get reacclimated," said Bayston, who broke his leg during a crash on Aug. 23. "Our finishes both nights didn't show the speed we had. My main idea for the weekend was to get reacclimated and comfortable being the last time I was in a sprint car I broke my leg and the last time I was in a race car I got upside down and bumped around. It wasn't easy, but it needed to be done. I feel a whole lot better now than I did before we ran on Saturday."

The Swindell Speed Lab backed team intended to tackle a tripleheader with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last weekend, but Friday's race at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., rained out.

"I was a little rusty trying to get into the flow of things," Bayston said. "Terre Haute being the first track back was nerve-wracking because how fast it is."

Bayston qualified 13th quickest overall on Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. However, a blown tire in a heat race resulted in a DNF. The team rebounded by winning the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the back of the Wabash Clash main event.

"We were one of the only guys who passed cars," Swindell said. "It's hard to race back there when the pace slows down and the air is bad and still be able to pass cars."

Bayston advanced from 21st to record a 16th-place result.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Eldora Speedway for the Last Call for Them All. Bayston timed in 11th quickest in his group and used a last-lap pass in a heat race to finish fifth, which earned a lock-in spot into the main event.

"It was an early start so I thought the track would be slick," he said. "It was juiced up and running away from the wall a bit, which wasn't a bad thing for me. It ended up being on the fence by the end of the night. That's the fastest way around that place. It took me a few laps to get up there and get comfortable. The car was really good and I was a lot more comfortable than I was in the past. We worked our way forward, but unfortunately I went down a lap early. I felt like I passed a lot of cars, but it's tough when you're that far back because those passes didn't count since I was a lap down and they were on lead-lap cars."

Bayston ended with a 16th-place finish for the second straight night.

"All things considered with his physical feeling, he got up there (against the wall) and said he was comfortable and our car was better than in the past," Swindell said. "I think he'll be fine when we go back."

The team will be off this weekend before resuming competition Oct. 26-27 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 16 (21).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 16 (17).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 13 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 26-27 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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"They were one of the first big partners that we had when we started the sprint car team," Swindell said. "We really appreciate their support."

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Kansas Bound and Looking for Momentum as Season Nears End

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 16, 2018) - Kraig Kinser has a pair of races in Kansas on tap this weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Kinser will compete on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City during the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and on Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City during the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown.

"I want to make some headway to end the year strong," he said. "We want to get some momentum going. I have a little experience at those tracks. They can be high speed and on-the-gas places, but they can get slick, too. We'll go off our notes and try to get a good setup and unload pretty quick."

Kinser raced twice last weekend with the Outlaws, beginning on Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., during the Wabash Clash. He qualified 14th quickest, placed fourth in a heat race and finished 14th in the A Main.

"We were about midpack the whole race," he said. "We qualified there and that's about where we stayed. The track was real quick early and slicked off for the feature. Qualifying helps everywhere, but on a big track you have to do your passing quickly unless it gets slick enough and a couple of grooves develop where you can pass. We just couldn't move forward once we qualified midpack."

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Eldora Speedway during the Last Call for Them All. Unfortunately, mechanical problems plagued Kinser beginning in qualifying.

"It was a nightmare from qualifying on," he said. "It was one of those nights you want to forget about. We can't wait to get to Lakeside this Friday and start a new race."

Last Friday's race at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., rained out.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 14 (14).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: No Time; Heat race: DNS (10); C Main: 10 (10).

SEASON STATS -

69 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 53 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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"Wings Unlimited puts out a solid product and has been really reliable over the years," Kinser said. "We've worked with them for quite a few years. They are a company that is easy to work with and produces great products."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Kessington Aerospace, Southern Pacific Farms, Sander Engineering, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Crow Enterprises, Aerodine Composites Group, Pro Shocks, VanHorn Racing Graphics and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Ready for Challenge Once USCS Fall Nationals Resumes at Riverside

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Oct. 16, 2018) - Derek Hagar has his work cut out for him when the 10th annual USCS Fall Nationals and Flip Flop 54 resumes on Oct. 27.

The USCS Series event at Riverside International Speedway began last Friday, when Hagar finished where he started - seventh - in a heat race.

"We had a bad draw with a tough heat race and on a trough track to pass on," he said. "Nothing lined up for us Friday. It made for a short night. All we got to do was hot lap and heat race and our night was over."

Saturday's twin feature night was postponed until later this month because of inclement weather. Hagar said he will likely line up in the middle of the B Main and will need to move forward to transfer into the twin main events.

"We have to make the best of it," he said. "It's not a long race so you have to make things happen quick. Having to run a B Main, at least we'll know what the track is doing. The thing about it is we'll start in the back of the first A Main. We'll try to hustle to get to the front and then the second feature is inverted so we'll have to pass a lot of cars. We'll do our best to put on a good show."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 12 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 7 (7).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 6 wins, 23 top fives, 26 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 27 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the 10th annual USCS Fall Nationals and Flip Flop 54

MEDIA LINKS -

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"B&D Towing supports racing," Hagar said. "They can help anyone in the Memphis area. For anyone who needs a hand, B&D is recommended to save the day."

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

 

 

Sides Hoping to Continue Success at Dodge City Raceway Park This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 16, 2018) - Jason Sides will head to one of his best tracks when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown.

Sides hasn't raced at the 3/8-mile oval since 2015, when he captured his second career Outlaws win at the track located in Dodge City, Kan. His first triumph came in 2011.

"I wish it was a three-day show," he joked. "I can't wait to get there. I feel like we've got a pretty good car there no matter what happens. The track is always good, top, bottom and middle. It's just one of those places I really like."

Sides has recorded a top-six result during 13 of his last 14 races at Dodge City Raceway Park dating back to 2009. Five of those finishes were podiums.

He will begin this weekend on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout. His career-best result at the track of second place came in 2013.

Sides raced in a pair of Outlaws events last weekend after Friday's race at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., rained out. The competition began on Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., during the Wabash Clash.

Sides timed in 17th quickest and advanced a position to finish fourth in a heat race before ending the night 21st in the main event.

"The track widened out a little bit for the feature," he said. "As big and fast as it was some of the guys were running around the top. I tried to make the bottom work. Maybe we weren't tight enough, but we just weren't good enough."

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Eldora Speedway during the Last Call for Them All. Sides qualified 12th quickest in his group. He picked up a position to finish fifth in a heat race before finishing the feature where he started - 19th.

"The groove in turns three and four was right on the fence and in turns one and two was about a foot off the wall," he said. "We experimented to try to make the bottom work and that didn't work out. We went in a different direction than we'd normally do and it just didn't work."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 21 (13).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 19 (19).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

79 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 14 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 60 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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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, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Price Heading to Thunderbowl Raceway for the 25th annual Trophy Cup

Inside Line Promotions - COBBLE HILL, B.C., Canada (Oct. 16, 2018) - Robbie Price will make the nearly 1,100-mile trek south to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the fifth straight year to compete in the Trophy Cup this weekend.

Price will pilot his family owned No. 21P during the 25th edition of the event at the always racy high-banked, third-mile bullring. The event, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation, will pay a record $25,000 to the overall champion on Saturday night and carries a record purse of more than $200,000 for the three-night event.

"The first couple of years there we didn't have a whole lot of success," Price said. "We used to go down there and tear some stuff up. Last year we ran good. We had speed all weekend. We just didn't have the best of luck when it came to track position and things like that. We've been getting better and better each year we go there. Hopefully this is the year we put it in the big dance."

A field of 90-plus entrants is expected, with drivers taking part in two preliminary nights of racing. Event points are earned each time a driver hits the track on the first two nights and ultimately are used to line up feature events on the final night. The 50-lap main event on Saturday night will see the top 20 in points inverted, with the final four positions going to drivers who transfer from the B Main. The driver with the most event points following Saturday night's 50-lap main event will be declared the champion and will receive the winner's share of the purse.

"You have to give it 110 percent every time you are out there," Price noted of the unique format. "That's the way that track needs to be driven and that's the way those guys need to be raced. The curb at Tulare is second to none. It's pretty fast for the way it races as well. It certainly is a one-of-a-kind track and I always look forward to going there. Tulare is definitely a 'cowboy up' type of track and that suits my style."

Over the course of the last month Price has competed in two prestigious events. He hit the track at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Price then made his debut in the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with another stout field of drivers in attendance.

"You are only as good as who you race against and I've been racing against some heavy hitters the last couple of races," he shared. "Hopefully we can go down there and be a hitter."

Price, who is looking to qualify for the main event on the final night of the Trophy Cup for the first time in his career, has a plan laid out of what needs to be accomplished to gain as many event points as possible.

"You have to qualify good right off the bat and then heat race good," he said. "You can never go backwards, that's the real goal. Maybe, it's only or two positions every time, but that's still way better than going backwards. You have to go forward at all times. The way the format is, you have to pass cars and be on your 'A' game every time you are on the track."

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 25th annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

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"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 also like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shark Racing Engines, Triple X Race Co., Strong Crane Service and CARSTAR Leduc for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Charges to Two Top Fives During Cotton Classic

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi produced a pair of top-five finishes last Saturday during the 33 rd annual Cotton Classic.

Scelzi and his family owned team competed in both the 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car divisions at Keller Auto Speedway during the marquee event that welcomed more than 50 combined cars between the two classes.

"It was great to overcome adversity," he said. "Even though qualifying in the 410 and our heat races in both classes didn't go as well as we wanted we had strong runs in each main event to earn top-five finishes."

Scelzi kicked off the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series portion of the night by qualifying 13th quickest. He then advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race to lock into the 13th starting position for the A Main.

"I got to sixth pretty quick," he said. "A few laps later I got into fifth and raced for fourth. I got by Shane (Golobic) at one point and Bud (Kaeding) at one time, but I was searching. I was just missing a little bit. I kept switching what I was doing to try to make it a little better."

Scelzi rallied from 13th to a fifth-place finish. It earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

He was just as strong in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour action, qualifying third quickest in his group before placing second in a heat race. Scelzi maneuvered from his 10th starting position to post a third-place finish, which gives him 20 top fives this season.

"I passed Shane and I passed Rico (Abreu) at separate parts of the race and yellow flags put me back to third each time," he said. "I was more frustrated that the yellows fell when they did because I felt like we could have stolen a win."

Scelzi is now facing the 25th annual Trophy Cup this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

"I think with Trophy Cup and big races you can't get pumped up for them," he said. "You really have to roll in there like it's any other race. We have to time in really good, pass three cars in our heat race (to earn a lock-in position into the feature) and move forward a few spots in the feature. Every race you have a goal of what you'll need. You go from there and see where you end up."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 5 (13).

Oct. 13 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 3 (10).

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 6 wins, 20 top fives, 33 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 25th annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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"Kenny is known for his outstanding carbon fiber work," Scelzi said. "We use his wing caps and knee guards. They are really great products to use."

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

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Wins ASCS Gulf South Season Finale and Championship

Inside Line Promotions - BEAUMONT, Texas (Oct. 16, 2018) - Channin Tankersley put an exclamation point on his ASCS Gulf South Region championship by winning the season finale last Saturday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park.

The win was Tankersley's sixth of the season, which is his most ever in a single season and the most of any driver in an ASCS Gulf South Region season since 2010 according to the ASCS website.

"We just had a really solid year all in all," the Old School Racing driver said. "I couldn't be happier to end the season down here with a win. Six wins in a year for as many times as we've run, that's pretty solid. I'm pretty stoked about that."

The season finale began with Tankersley advancing a position to finish second in a heat race. That earned enough points to make the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 1 to garner the pole position for the 41-lap A Main.

"I had the car really, really tight in the heat," he said. "We were lucky enough to gain a position and wound up running second. That put us in the redraw. Then we were lucky enough to pull the No. 1 pill. On a track like that track position is everything. It was rough and heavy.

"Ray Allen Kulhanek started on the outside front row. We got going and he got me in the first corner and led the first lap. I led from the second lap on. The track was real choppy from the middle to the top. He was rolling the bottom. We got our momentum going around the top and got by. On a couple of restarts I saw a nose, but once we got going we were pretty solid. I felt like we got better toward the end of the race. That's always good when you can get faster. We got through traffic really well. That's all you can ask for."

Tankersley clinched his third ASCS Gulf South Region championship in the last five years just by showing up to the season finale. He is only the second driver in series history to win at least three championships.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 6 wins, 11 top fives, 12 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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"Intra Services has been a proud partner for Old School Racing for a while," Tankersley said. "We look forward to visiting Victory Lane many times together."

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Challenger Drilling, Blackfoot Electric, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown Breaks Terre Haute Track Record During World of Outlaws Show

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 16, 2018) - Brian Brown highlighted last weekend's doubleheader with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series by setting a new track record before recording a top-10 finish in the feature at Terre Haute Action Track on Friday.

"When you go there you're not trying to say, 'Hey, what's the track record? I'm going to break it tonight,'" he said. "Qualifying is so important and track position is so crucial. Our focus was how can we set quick time. We concentrated on that. We were the quickest car hot lapping and in qualifying. It shows how good our engines are with Charlie Garrett."

The night began at the big half-mile oval in Terre Haute, Ind., with Brown breaking the track record during qualifying. He then finished second in a heat race to advance into the dash. Unfortunately, Brown pulled the second-highest number - seven - during the dash redraw to line up seventh for the dash.

Brown picked up a pair of positions to finish fifth, which lined him up on the inside of the third row for the Wabash Clash A Main. Brown maintained a top five for most of the race before fading to a seventh-place finish because of a parts miscue.

"It was good to go forward in the dash," he said. "In the feature we were running a solid fourth when we had an issue with our left rear bleeder. We gained a bunch of air pressure and we lost a few spots. Overall it was a really, really good night. Sometimes you can't control things. The things we could control we handled well."

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Eldora Speedway during the Last Call for Them All. Brown timed in 11th quickest in his group, but a rally from sixth to fourth place in a heat race earned a lock-in position to the main event. Brown capped the night by advancing from 14th to 12 th in the feature.

"We were at the top of the board hot lapping," he said. "For qualifying I decided to see if we could do some things to go even faster. My laps felt pretty good. We just backed our time up and didn't go any faster and were 11th quick. I feel like we were good enough to set quick time. I just don't know why we were that far back. That put us behind the eight ball.

"Eldora is really tough once you get in dirty air to make something happen. I didn't feel like we were bad. It was just tough to get going. Michael and Nate did a good job all weekend. Chad had other obligations and couldn't come, but he prepared a great car that showed off the trailer on Saturday."

Brown will look to defend his home turf this weekend as the World of Outlaws will compete on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., during the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout before venturing to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Saturday for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown. Brown won the race at Lakeside Speedway last year.

"This Friday is very important to us," he said. "FVP, which has been a 10-year partner for us, is sponsoring the race so they'll have a couple hundred people there. It's important to run good. We'll have a lot of friends and family and supporters that don't get to see you run 50 times a year. Without FVP there wouldn't be Brian Brown Racing. They are awesome. Hopefully we can go out there and have a good run and put ourselves in contention to repeat."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 5 (7); Feature: 7 (5).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 12 (14).

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 8 wins, 27 top fives, 36 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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Joey Saldana reflects on driving the JJR 41 at Lakeside Speedway in the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — October 16, 2018 — Joey Saldana has a number of similar character traits to the late Jason Johnson. First and foremost, Saldana is a family man, just as Johnson was. The native of Brownsburg, Ind., also has a deep competitive fire and passion for the sport of sprint car racing. Both of those were mantras of Johnson’s as well. Saldana is also very humble, just as Johnson was throughout his career.

With an open seat for four races late this season, Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) will turn to Saldana to pilot the No. 41. Saldana will make the first start of a four-race stint for JJR at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday, October 19 in the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“To be able to jump into this high caliper of a ride and be able to contend for World of Outlaws wins is pretty humbling,” said Saldana. “I didn’t have a ride for any of these races, so it’s a great opportunity. Thanks to Bobbi (Johnson) and Philip (Dietz-Crew Chief) for letting me run it this weekend and at the World Finals in Charlotte.”

The JJR team has raced a handful of times over the last couple of months with Carson Macedo behind the wheel. The pairing was victorious on a preliminary night during the Knoxville 360 Nationals at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. With Macedo having prior commitments on the West Coast this weekend, it opened the seat up for Lakeside, which is about two-and-half hours from the JJR shop in Rocky Mount, Mo.

“It’s pretty neat to be able to say I drove a car of that caliber and have a shot at winning a World of Outlaws race,” shared Saldana. “Jason Johnson built a great team over there and it shows. Hopefully we can go out, put a good showing in and make them proud.”

Saldana has the utmost respect for the team that Jason Johnson put together. Having been an owner/driver earlier in his career, Saldana knows firsthand the hard work, sacrifice, determination and perseverance that are needed to run your own team at high-level it takes to compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“The cool part about Jason's team is that he realized to make it in this sport, he was going to have to do it on his own,” explained Saldana. “He did that with all of his hard work and dedication as well as his family’s support. Obviously, he had some great support within his family. He built a team from the ground up. He went through the ranks of ASCS (American Sprint Car Series), winning multiple championships and then going to the World of Outlaws. That’s not easy to do.

“I had my own team for three years and financially, it’s a huge burden. There is a lot of risk involved and it’s hard. As a driver, you need something positive. In that situation, you know that you are not going to get fired and things are going in the right direction. Having your own team and your own sponsors, gives you that kind of security. Jason did that and came out here and had a very good showing. I think it’s pretty neat to see what he has done with his family and his race team. That’s why it’s an honor for anyone to jump in that car and try to duplicate the success he had in that car.”

Saldana has made 10 starts in his career with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway and has six top-10 finishes in those races. He most recently competed at the track in 2016, leading eight laps, before fading to fourth, as he nursed a souring engine. Saldana was fourth-fastest in time trials that night and finished second in the first heat race to earn a spot in the dash. The veteran driver finished a career-best second at Lakeside in 2015.

“The last time I was at Lakeside, we qualified well and had a really good night in the Roth (Motorsports) 83 car,” said Saldana. “We started fourth or fifth and got to the lead and had a really good shot at winning that race and blew a motor toward the end. We ended up finishing fourth, but we definitely had a shot at winning. I’ve gone to Lakeside quite a few times and been fast and had the speed to win, but never capitalized on it. I know the (No.) 41 car is capable of winning there, so hopefully I can do my part and put it in victory lane.”

Tickets for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday, October 19 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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Rico Abreu and Mitchell Faccinto Score Cotton Classic Supremacy with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the season in the USA begins its final few weeks of action, driver’s and teams are still winning races and claiming season long points championships with KSE Racing Products.

In California, Mitchell Faccinto and Rico Abreu each took a little cotton out of Hanford, CA as Faccinto won a thrilling KWS Cotton Classic, and Abreu bested the SCCT field.

The World of Outlaws were back in the Midwest after spending time out East, and on Saturday night it was Brad Sweet continuing to have a stellar year as he pocketed the win at Terre Haute Action Track, and on Sunday it was Christopher Bell using KSE Racing Products to park the Tony Stewart Racing No. 14B machine in victory lane at Eldora.

Logan Seavey and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team bested the POWRi field at Belle-Clair Speedway, Lucas Wolfe continued a strong end to his 2018 season as he won at Selinsgrove, as Gerard McIntyre won at BAPS, and CJ Leary took Harvest Cup Honors after a hard fought battle in Haubstadt, IN.

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 .

 

 

Tanner Carrick Comes From ‘B’ Main to Finish 8th in ‘A’ at Belle-Clair Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to action following a rare weekend off, Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team made the trip to Belle-Clair Speedway where the Lincoln, CA driver would overcome a heat race incident and charge through the ‘B’, and ultimately finish eighth in the feature event.

“We had a really good car in the heat race, and coming to the checkered I was trying pass for second and ended up spinning which gave all of our points up,” Tanner Carrick said. “We had a long road ahead of us, but my guys give me a great car and we still came away with a great finish.”

Lining up sixth in his heat race, Carrick had his elbows up aboard the CVC/TRD/Spike Chassis as he quickly worked his way up into third and looked for more.

Closing in on the second position in the final laps, Carrick looked for more points on the last lap and as he went to make his move on the last lap he would lose the handle and end up with a seventh place finish, and that would force him into the semi.

Lining up in the fourth row of the ‘B’, Carrick continued to show the same speed he had in his heat race as he would again move forward at will and pick up spots lap after lap. Forging his way ahead, Carrick would take a second place finish and transfer into the feature as he gridded the field from the 20th starting position.

From deep in the field, Carrick would continue to be on the attack as he carved his way forward methodically. Running a patient race, the Lincoln, CA product continued to approach the Top-10 as the laps clicked off quickly on this night.

Working into the Top-10, Carrick would cap off a great rebound with a hard fought eighth place finish.

“We did it the hard way, but it was fun coming forward like we did in the ‘B’ and the ‘A’,” Carrick added. “It was great to get back in the KKM car again.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-34, Wins-2, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-23

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will stay in the Midwest this week as he will be at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, Southern Illinois Raceway on Saturday, and Wayne County Raceway on Sunday.

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

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Lands On World of Outlaws Podium at Eldora Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- With weather and scheduling keeping him out of the seat for three weeks, Parker Price-Miller showed no signs of rust on Sunday night as he traveled to Eldora Speedway to take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and came away with a third place finish.

“It was a really good night, and I have to thank Bernie, Betsy, and everyone that worked so hard,” Parker Price Miller said. “Eldora is a place that I really have gotten more comfortable at all year, and to finish on the podium with the Outlaws there is awesome.”

Timing the Indy Race Parts/Townline Variety/Chalk Stix backed No. 71P machine in third quickest in his flight, and third quickest overall, PPM would capitalize on the front row starting position in his heat race and pick up the win.

Moving into the Dash, the Kokomo, IN driver would draw the two-pill before finishing second and putting himself on the front row of the 30-lap feature event.

With his entry a little tight in the Dash, PPM and crew would leave it alone and send the same car out for the feature event. When the race came to life PPM would get off to a great start as he would grab the early lead and begin pacing the field.

As the laps clicked off, PPM would start to get a little too loose on exit and it would eventually let Christopher Bell get by and take over the race lead. With Bell knocking down the fence and using the wall as the cushion, Price-Miller would follow suit though he would later admit it was a sketchy feeling.

Slipping back to fourth as he tried to find comfort on the high, scary side, PPM would use a lap 21 restart to jump up to second and make a bid for the race lead as he attempted to put a move on Bell.

Unable to get by, PPM would run second until the white flag lap when Donny Schatz would sneak by as ‘The Law Firm’ closed his night out with a third place finish.

“Bell got by me banging off the wall, and I had to give it shot,” Price-Miller said. “It definitely worked but it was an uneasy feeling at first. We had a good car, and it was a great night.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank Townline Variety, Chalk Stix, Indy Race Parts, Bell Helmets, and PPM Titanium for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 74, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 16, Top-10’s: 35.

ON TAP: PPM will head to California this weekend as he will take part in the 25th Annual Trophy Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

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Golobic Keeps Pace In KWS Championship Hunt With Third Place Finish at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting down to the final races with the King of the West Series, Shane Golobic was able to keep pace with Kyle Hirst in his quest for the series championship as he backed last week’s win up with a third place finish on Saturday night in Hanford, CA during the Cotton Classic.

“Our night was okay, and again the Tarlton’s provided me with another great car,” Shane Golobic said. “I just needed to be better in the feature event, but I can’t be too upset with another podium finish.”

During the 2018 King of the West Series’ penultimate event on Saturday night at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA, Golobic got his night started off by timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino backed entry in third quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of heat race no. 3, the Fremont, CA native would get the best of his younger brother, Dustin, as he raced his way to the win and secured himself a spot in the all-important Dash.

Running second in the Dash to Mitchell Faccinto, Golobic would put the Tarlton Motorsports entry on the front row of the 30-lap Cotton Classic as he sought after his fifth series win of the season as he looked to tighten the point battled up heading into the season finale that looms in just a few weeks.

Slipping back to second when the race came to life, Golobic would keep early leader, Mitchell Faccinto in his sights as the Keller Auto Speedway surface offered up a very racy surface in the feature event. Just before the halfway point, Golobic would feel pressure for his championship competitor, Kyle Hirst, and would slip back to third though still very much in the mix for the Cotton Classic win.

Continuing to fight hard through traffic, the two0time and defending Trophy Cup Champion would actually slip has far back as fifth at one point during the feature event, but he would fight hard in the closing laps to take the final spot on the podium and keep pace with second finishing Hirst as the duo look to settle the score in a couple of weeks in Stockton, CA.

“Definitely not upset with a podium, but we come to these races to win, and we were in a prime spot to do so on Saturday,” Golobic added. “This is shaping up to be an exciting season finale in a few weeks, and I am looking forward to going to work with these Tarlton Motorsports guys.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Yokut Gas, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 16, Wins: 4, Top 5’s: 15, Top 10’s: 16.

ON TAP: Golobic and the team will return to racing action on November 3rd in Stockton, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

You can also following along with Shane Golobic by following him on Twitter @ShaneGolobic or @ShaneGolobicRacing

 

 

Brock Zearfoss 10th at Eldora Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Turning their attention to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule for the final few weeks of the season, Brock Zearfoss and Destiny Motorsports would have a night Sunday evening that saw them finish 10th at Eldora Speedway.

“We seem to be getting better each and every time we visit Eldora Speedway, so to get a Top-10 while still working on our engine program was a really good night,” Brock Zearfoss said.

Timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill No. 4 machine in seventh quickest in qualifying flight ‘B’ Sunday night, the Jonestown, PA pilot would advance from fourth to third in his heat race and move directly into Eldora Speedway’s final 30-lap feature event of the 2018 season.

Lining up in the fifth row for the feature event, Zearfoss would hold steady as he continues to make strides at the historic venue in what has been limited starts. Finding himself battling with the likes of Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart, and and Sheldon Haudenschild, Zearfoss was able to keep the Destiny Motorsports machine inside the Top-10 as he took the Sunday night checkered flag in the 10th position.

Saturday night the team was in action in Indiana as they checked in at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN. Timing in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials, Zearfoss would run third in his heat race chasing after Christopher Bell and Brian Brown.

Moving into the feature event, Zearfoss would grid the field from the ninth starting position as he took the green flag alongside Logan Schuchart. On the big half mile speedplant, Zearfoss would fight a bit of a tight racecar that would see him lose a couple of positions during the course of the 31-lap affair.

Doing all he could from the cockpit, Zearfoss would take the checkered flag with a 15th place finish.

“Getting to these places that I am unfamiliar with and having speed, and making gains is great,” Zearfoss noted. “Thanks to everyone for all of their hard work and for their continued support.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Heavy Equipment Loaders and Parts, Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint and Supply, Meckleys Limestone, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, HRP, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, and Hoosier Tires North for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-86, Wins-0, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-40.

ON TAP: Zearfoss and Destiny Motorsports will stay close to their home base in Indiana this week as they will be in action at Kokomo Speedway on Saturday night to close out the 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions 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. To stay up to speed with Brock make sure to follow him on Twitter @Brock_Zearfoss.

 

 

Forsberg 12th at Cotton Classic with F&F Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing would make the trip to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Saturday night to take part in the 33rd Annual Cotton Classic with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on the card. Having an up and down night, Forsberg would close the night out with a 12th place finish.

“We kind of fought the same issues we fought last week in Petaluma and it made for a bit of a long night,” Andy Forsberg said. “We had some early luck that put us in a good position, but we were off in the feature and just kind of hung on.”

Timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStop USA backed No. x1 machine in second fastest in his time trial group, Forsberg would line up in the second row of his heat race on a locked down Keller Auto Speedway surface.

Working his way up to finish second, Forsberg would be the fastest qualifier in his heat to make the transfer and that would move him into the all-important Dash where he would start sixth and finish fifth.

By way of his fifth place finish, Forsberg would grid the field from the third row for the 30-lap feature event. With the track still hooked up, it would prove to be a little more racy than it was early in the night, but Forsberg and company seemed to struggle on the sticky surface.

Losing a couple spots initially when the race came to life, Forsberg would try a multitude of lines in hopes something would be to the like of his F&F Racing machine.

Falling out of the Top-10, Forsberg would actually start to lose air in his right rear as the waning laps clicked off and he continued to run in 12th. When the race came to a close, Forsberg would hang on to a 12th place finish despite having a flat right rear tire.

“It is kind of puzzling to us all since we really haven’t struggled when it is heavy like we have the last two races,” Forsberg added. “Fortunately we had some luck on our side early in the night to start up front, so hopefully the guys can pinpoint the issue and they can have a great Trophy Cup with Parker Price-Miller.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: F&F Racing is now set for the 25th Annual Trophy Cup where Parker Price-Miller will take over the driving duties for the weekend.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-7, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-23.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

 

 

Justyn Cox Sixth and 11th at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the 33rd Annual Cotton Classic over the weekend, Justyn Cox returned to the seat of the Bates Motorsports No. 42x with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour where he would finish sixth in the feature, and was also at the helm of his family owned No. 31c where he pocketed an 11th place finish with the King of the West Series.

“It was good to run well with Bates Motorsports again, and keep them within striking distance of the Roth Motorsports team for the owners championship heading into Stockton in a couple of weeks,” Cox said. “They really have provided me with a great opportunity to end the season, and I am very thankful.”

Timing the R&B Company backed machine in fifth quickest in SCCT group qualifying, Cox would have a nice heat race that saw him advance from his fifth starting position to finish fourth and move into the 30-lap Cotton Classic feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 16th starting position, Cox would continue to move the Bates Motorsports entry forward just as he did in his first weekend at the controls at Placerville Speedway. Getting stronger as the race went on, Cox would find himself up in fourth with just 12 laps to go in the race, as he turned in his fastest lap of the race.

A late restart would see Cox get forced to the top of the track and it would result in him getting shuffled back a few positions before he worked his way back up to sixth.

Chasing after Willie Croft and Kyle Hirst in the closing laps, Cox’s efforts would continue to get negated by yellow flags and he would wind up taking the checkered flag sixth.

King of the West Series action saw the Clarksburg, CA driver have a bit of a long night as a torsion bar would go south in time trials resulting in him timing in 15th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Making repairs before heat race action, Cox would have a nice heat race that saw him work his way up to finish fourth which placed him 15th on the starting grid for this feature event.

Fighting some engine issues in the feature event, Cox would be unable to work the bottom of the track as it would cause his engine to stumble. Forced to commit to the top, Cox would take what he could get as he finished 11th.

“It was tough in the 410ci as he fought issues most of the night,” Cox said. “We have been fighting this 410ci engine a lot and had hopes to have the issues worked out but still had some surface. Thanks to my guys for their hard work all night.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-39, Wins-2, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-20

ON TAP: Justyn Cox will be in action this weekend in the Bates Motorsports No. 42x while Matt Peterson will take the wheel of the Cox Racing No. 31c this Thursday – Saturday in Tulare, CA at the 25th Annual Trophy Cup.

 

 

Willie Croft Claims Two Top-10’s at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Competing with both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and King of the West Series on Saturday night in Hanford, CA during the Cotton Classic, Willie Croft would finish fifth with the SCCT before rallying to finish sixth with the KWS after an early mishap in the feature event.

“It was a decent night for our race team,” Willie Croft said. “We seemed to have good speed in both cars, and ended up coming home with a pair of Top-10’s when all was said and done.”

In Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 action, Croft kicked things off in this program by timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/Butlerbuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 entry in quickest in his qualifying group which placed him in the second row of his heat race.

On a juiced up and extremely fast racing surface early in the night, Croft would finish third in his heat race before finishing third in the Dash which ultimately lined him up in the second row of the 30-lap feature event alongside Shane Golobic.

With the track still hooked up in the feature event, it had widened out and became a little more racy for the feature. Jumping into third in the early goings of the race, Croft would find himself in a dog fight for the final position on the podium for much of the race as he battled with Dominic Scelzi

A couple of late restarts would see Croft hook up in an entertaining battle with brother-in-law, Kyle Hirst as he would close the race out with a fifth place finish.

King of the West 410 action would kick off with Croft timing in second quickest overall in time trails amongst the 22 drivers checked into the pit area before storming to a heat race win.

Just as he did in SCCT action, Croft would finish third in the Dash and grid the field from the second row as he would find himself next to Hirst to kick this one off.

Running fourth the first couple of laps, Croft would get up over the edge of the racing surface in turns one and two and it would result in him falling back to 13th.

With a strong mount underneath him, Croft would have his elbows up on the racy Keller Auto Speedway surface as he fought his way forward. Working back into the Top-10 on the 11th lap, Croft would then move into eighth with five to go after a lengthy battle for position.

Using a late restart to his advantage, Croft would pick up a couple of position positions as he would end his Cotton Classic with a sixth place finish in 410ci action.

“These double duty nights are hard work for my guys so I have to thank them for their efforts, and also want to thank all of our partners for their continued help,” Croft said. “Really looking forward to Trophy Cup this weekend.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Simpson Race Products, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-59, Wins-6, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-25.

ON TAP: Willie Croft will bolt his seat in the Rudeen Racing No. 26 entry this weekend for the 25th Annual Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

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Tony Gualda Seventh at Cotton Classic with C&M Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making only his second appearance at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA, Tony Gualda raced his way to a seventh place finish on Saturday night during the Cotton Classic aboard the potent C&M Motorsports No. 7C.

“It was a pretty good run, I thought,” Tony Gualda said. “It was only my second time running in Hanford, CA and we did some good things and it has me really looking forward to Trophy Cup this weekend.”

Taking part in the 33rd Annual Cotton Classic on Saturday night, Gualda got the party started by timing the Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA backed No. 7c machine in fourth quickest in his qualifying time trials group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race on a very hooked up and heavy racing surface, Gualda would lose the drag race into turn one but still would finish second and move directly into the 30-lap Cotton Classic feature event.

Taking the Cotton Classic green flag from the fifth row, Gualda would not have the start he was looking for as he would initially fall all the way back to the 12th position. Staying patient, Gualda’s machine would come to life and he would start making moves, as he would soon find himself up in the seventh position.

A restart saw Gualda make a nice move to occupy fifth on the running order, but the yellow flag would be needed and his pass would be negated, dropping him back to seventh. Chasing after Kyle Hirst, Willie Croft, and Justyn Cox in the closing laps, Gualda would end up finishing seventh in the 2018 Cotton Classic.

“I was pretty happy with our result and with how things felt all night,” Gualda said. “It was great to get back to racing, and I’m really looking forward to three nights in Tulare, CA this week for the Trophy Cup.”

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

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports will head back south this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday where they will be in action during the 25th Annual Trophy Cup.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-28, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-15.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Hirst Second and Fourth at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- One week removed from a violent accident at Kern County, Kyle Hrist and Roth Motorsports were back in action in Hanford, CA for the 33rd Annual Cotton Classic where Hirst would charge to a fourth place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour before coming up just short with the King of the West Series as he finished second in that feature event.

“We had a couple of really good racecars, and I have to thank my Roth Motorsports team for working their butt’s off for me,” Kyle Hirst said. “I had a good run with the SCCT but didn’t quite have enough for the Top-Three and I gave the 410ci feature event away on the final restart. We had good speed, and hoping we can be even better at Trophy Cup.”

In the penultimate event for both series’ in which he is the point leader in both as well, Hirst took another step closer to earning both titles as he kicked things off by timing in the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments entry in third fastest in his time trial group with the SCCT.

From the front row of his heat race, the Paradise, CA wheelman would finish third which would keep him from the Dash but safely put him in the 30-lap feature event.

Rolling off the starting grid from the sixth row, Hirst would go to work on an immaculately prepared surface in the feature event. Able to carve his way around the Keller Auto Speedway, Hirst would blaze through the Top-10 as he would get up into fourth.

Chasing after Rico Abreu, Shane Golobic and Dominic Scelzi, Hirst didn’t quite have enough to get up and challenge for a podium position, though capped the night off with a great from 12th to fourth.

In KWS action, Hirst would get off to an even better start as he kicked his night off in the 410ci program by earning quick time honors as he looked to create separation between himself and Shane Golobic in the points battle.

Finishing third in his heat race again, Hirst would make himself eligible for the KWS Dash where his fourth place finish put him in the second row for the 30-lap Cotton Classic feature event.

Running fifth in the early goings of the 30-lap affair, Hirt would begin fighting his way forward on a lap restart.

Able to get by Golobic, Willie Croft, and Chase Johnson, Hirst began to pressure Mitchell Faccinto for the race lead just before the halfway point. A caution would hold up progress, but when the action resumed, Hirst would continue to stalk the leader as they got back into traffic.

Surging to the lead on the 18th lap, Hirst would quickly start to open up a comfortable lead as he looked to score Cotton Classic lore. Stretching his lead to nearly 3 seconds, a red flag with just three laps to go would change things up quite a bit.

With Faccinto on his rear bumper, Hirst would continue to stay glued to the bottom groove. On the white flag lap, Hirst would admittedly make a mistake in one and two missing his mark and it would allow Faccinto to make up a little time.

Going into three and four, Hirst would dive low again but as Faccinto went for it, he would make it stick out of four and would beat Hirst to the line as the Roth Motorsports team settled for second.

“I hate it for my guys, because we had a car that was good enough to win the race,” Hirst said. “I missed my mark on the last lap and it cost us. Thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth for their continued support, as well as everyone that supports our race team.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2018.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 53, Wins: 12, Top 5’s: 31, Top 10’s: 35.

ON TAP: Hirst is set for the 25th Annual Trophy Cup taking place Thursday – Saturday in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports, or liking them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/. You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

2018 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Awards Banquet Set For December 8th

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla, (October 16, 2018) - With the ending of another racing season, attention now turns to the 2018 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS awards banquet. This years event is set for Saturday night, December 8th. The venue will once again be held at the beautiful facility of the "Signs of the Times" in downtown Sapulpa Oklahoma. Dinner will kick off the evening starting at 6pm with the awards ceremony commencing at 7pm.

Alex Sewell earned his first title with the series and will be officially honored as the 2018 champion with a slew of traditional honors being bestowed to deserving participants as well. Sewell becomes the eighth different champion of the series and the 7th in the last 8 years. There were just 3 champions from 2002 - 2012 (Sean McClelland, Mike Goodman, Jamie Passmore) until the flurry of multiple titlists began.

Event tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door however............. Attendees are "required" to notify the series of their plans to attend in order to be placed on the dinner list. This requirement is in lieu of having to purchase advanced tickets. To reserve your dinner for the evening, email the series with the total number of guests in your party that will be attending at either ocrsracing.pr@gmail.com or at sprint24@cox.net

NOTE: Emails to reserve dinner MUST be in by December 2nd as the food order must be placed to the catering company no later than December 3rd. As always, fans of the series are welcomed and encouraged to attend as the series would be honored to have you enjoy the night with us!

Door prizes will once again be a part of the festivities. Prize donations are actively being sought at this time. If you would like to make a prize donation for the awards banquet, contact Barry Grabel at 918 260.3899 or John Lemon at 918 850.5341.

Address for Signs of the Times: 18 East Hobson Ave. Sapulpa OK 74066

It is highly recommended that you arrive early as parking will be in and around the business district of the facility.

For additional information on Signs of the Times, visit their website at: signsofthetimessapulpa.com

 

 

STEWART SCORES TWO TOP-15 FINISHES AT TERRE HAUTE AND ELDORA

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 16, 2018) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wrapped up a weekend in the Midwest on Sunday night. Friday night at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway was canceled as a result of rain but the rest of the weekend was completed as scheduled. Stewart earned a 12th-place finish Saturday at Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track and an 11th-place finish at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Sunday.

Saturday night at Terre Haute Action Track, Stewart qualified 22nd and finished fifth in his heat race after an early spin. He started 18th for the 30-lap Wabash Clash feature event and quickly moved into the top-15. The only caution of the race came out with one lap remaining and Stewart restarted 11th, before ultimately finishing 12th.

The following night, the Bixby, Okla., native qualified fourth in Flight A of time trials and finished fourth in Heat 2 at the famed Eldora Speedway. He started the 30-lap #LastCallForThemAll feature event from 15th but unfortunately slipped back as far as 21st on the start. By the halfway point of the main event, Stewart was back up to 18th. The caution was displayed on lap 21 and he restarted 16th with nine laps remaining. In the closing laps, the pilot of the Chevrolet Accessories No. 2 gained five more positions to finish 11th.

"It was nice to race close to home this weekend," said Stewart. "We have found some speed in the slick, I just need to put together a full night. I can't thank Heath [Moyle] and Jakob [Weaver] enough for all of their hard work. We've only got a handful of races left this season and I want to finish it off strong."

The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action this coming Friday, October 19 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Terre Haute Action Track DATE: October 13, 2018 QUALIFYING: 22nd HEAT RACE: 5th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 18th FEATURE FINISH: 12th

TRACK: Eldora Speedway DATE: October 14, 2018 QUALIFYING FLIGHT 1: 4th HEAT RACE: 4th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 15th FEATURE FINISH: 11th

 

 

Carolina No Bull Sprints

by Gary Troutman   owner CNBS

Sprint car racing in the Carolinas and the East coast in General .

  As you all know at this point , Sprint Cars are not for everyone . However not all Sprint car racing is the same . I'm talking about Winged Sprint Cars some of which have 1350# and 900hp, some that have 350 HP and 1575# with every combination in between . Some are National Series , some are local area Series and some are at a home track every week . What makes the difference as to what Sprint car may or may not be your type of Race car is several facts .

      Geographic location being important because what class of car as we previously discussed is in your area that is within your traveling budget .

     Another factor being your Racing Budget obviously . If money is no object , you can go big time if you have that type of talent and experienced crew . Racing in this environment with 900hp and 1300# is not for the non talented faint of heart as this can cause detrimental results to you , your fellow racers and your depleted budget .

       Then there is the 700+ hp 1350# series if your budget and Geographical area fits . Again this is not for inexperienced or non talented faint of heart racer . These car are still a serious ride and cause detrimental results  to yourself , your competitors , and your budget .

       These two previous types of Sprint cars have a good car count in some geographic areas and not so great car counts in others . This being caused by the areas popularity of Sprint's and of course there is who can afford these types of cars .

 You have to look at a class act competitive 900hp car you may need a $25,000- $70,000 engine budget and possibly multiple engines per race season . The 700hp class maybe is a more popular class in your area or nation wide if you can afford the travel cost and travel time . The racer that makes a nominal annual working wage may not be able to make the travel distance series but instead can do the local area races . Either way these cars with this type of weight to HP ratios are wild and crazy . It's been said it's the most excitement you can have with your clothes on , even if your a fan and watching .

      Moving on to the average working family man or lady that wants to race Sprint cars , a more affordable possible alternative and almost as exciting and if your geographic area is less in popularity to the Sprint type Racing is the 400-500hp Sprint class . Keep in mind that in racing terms generally Cubic inches and HP are directly relative to budget . Pick your engine budget “ $70k,$45k,$25k,$12k $8k , $4k or even less in some cases as your competitive and budget spirit allow .

     The actual Sprint car without the engine is for the most part very similar for example a rolling Sprint car with out an engine can be purchased for $2,500 and could range to a $20,000 . This will be again determined by budget and type of racing use

“ 900hp vs 450hp .

     In a personal comment , there is not any type of racing on dirt than with a Sprint car and any Sprint car is more wild , crazy and exciting regardless of the engine output .

   So with all this being said , anytime a racer has an opportunity to be in or around or even watch Sprint cars , Do not pass it up . Just my opinion , try it and you'll like it so much that other racing is not as exciting .

     Fortunately for me I've have to experience of the 700hp Sprint car , for over 20 years “Wow” . Sprint car people “ drivers , owners , ect. Are a different type of racer generally . On the track it's dog e dog but the respect to your fellow competitor was mindful . Off the track Sprint car people will do whatever they can to help you get back on the track . It's an astounding group to say the least .

    Now with this being said I now have moved away from to 700hp popular racing scene area because of retirement , age , health ect. , But Sprint car racing is now in my blood and any Sprint car racing is my fix so to speak . That's what makes me “ Me “ .

     The Carolina No Bull Sprint's “CNBS” racing Series was born and form by myself and two other real professional Sprint guys that had similar goals as myself . These goals are simple , “ Sprint car racing “ . However us three owners have all had experience in one form or another in Sprint racing .Each of us have our own expertise . From our collective experience's we had knowledge of what works and what may not . In our geographical area the not so popular Sprint car racing was kind of an unknown except for some traveling high end Sprint racing that come in the area occasionally to excited the locals . We at CNBS came to the conclusion that for Sprint racing was to be successful in the area , certain criteria had to be created . Creating a lesser expensive engine package with diversity to satisfy the racing community was important to draw other racers to Sprint cars . Every real racer wants to be in a Sprint car if they have the nerve to do so . The biggest factor to racing Sprint's or not is as previously mentioned engine cost “$70k ,$35k or $3k . Normally because of the area and budgetary concerns dictate this decision .

    As a result of all this information about Sprint car racing , here is the point . Carolina No Bull Sprint's “CNBS” made up our rules package to allow a local National series engine package , our own design Spec. Headed engine with SB Chevy and Ford , along with some crate engines and now a 5.3 LS spec. Engine . This was all to draw out racers that had some components of our spec. Engines already in there racing preview that they could build engines with . All of our engine packages are competitively comparable as we test with teching and Dyno testing .

     We have just completed our 3rd full season with all of these previously mentioned engine packages competing .there are some approximately over 30 actual Sprint cars within our 100 mile geographic racing area . When our series was formed , displeasure was expressed by the national Series . Apparently the concern was competing series seemed threatening to them   but our goal is put Sprint's car on the tracks in our area . We have no interest in threat to there series but an effort to bring  more Sprint cars to the Carolinas . So as a result there is a “ Them or Us “ type of craziness . Not by us at CNBS but by the threatened group . Some of the real racers that want race will race with both series , that's great and as it should be . However with great displeasure to the racers that do race with us if they race with them . As a result car counts locally with the series locals are minimum . Keep in mind CNBS allows all of these cars to race with us . Last year we had a end of year race that payed much more than a normal show during the season , with expectation that money would draw out the real racers to have a good count of cars to enhance Sprint car racing in our area and give the competitors a higher pay for doing do . 14 out of 30 + showed up “ What “ that's correct . This season 2018 we also had a end of season show that payed twice as much as the 2017 end of season show . 14 cars out of 30+ cars showed up . Well CNBS will be in business for a long time and we are building and growing every year . My point in all this legitimate car count  on a special high paying show where your car is legal to run and you stay home , it's your loss and your hurting your own team but it's your car , money so whatever turns you on and for whatever your principal ideals are that keep you on the porch , you are not helping the cause of moving our sport forward you are obstructing our sport . Our 2019 season will be operating in full force at several quality venues . We will have a great season of quality racing throughout the season with greater pay outs and an end of season big show God willing at the end . So race or stay home but don't backstab , complain , and ask “ Why can't we all race together “ . Go look in the mirror and you'll find the answer to that question . We at CNBS are welcoming , friendly , and as affordable as Sprint car racing can be .

   Hope to see you all in 2019 , the off season will be short and we at CNBS don't take time off , we are working for you year round . We also work for Me to monetary rewards , ask yourself who else does this . 

 

 

Simpson Race Products Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

Company Name: Simpson Race Products

Website: http://www.simpsonraceproducts.com/

Contact #: (800) 654-7223

Twitter: @SimpsonRacing

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Part of the Program Since: 2007

SYRACUSE, NY – One of the leaders in motorsports safety is Simpson Race Products. The company based in New Braunfels, Texas has been part of the Lucky Giveaway Program since its inception. Each year Simpson provides a top of the line helmet as part of the program as well as many door prizes for the annual awards banquet which includes their popular first aid kits.

Simpson Performance Products is headquartered in New Braunfels, TX with more than 80,000 sq. feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. Many of our restraints, helmets and flagship parachutes are manufactured and tested right here. Simpson fire suits and crew uniforms are manufactured outside of Los Angeles, CA in our 52,000 sq. foot facility. Simpson also employs the largest customer service and sales team devoted solely to servicing NASCAR customers of any racing safety supplier, based in the heart of NASCAR country, Mooresville, NC.

For a decade now Simpson has been a staunch supporter of the Empire Super Sprints. The recipient of a Simpson Vudu Helmet at the 2017 awards banquet was Alex Vigneault.

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The Lucky Giveaway Program was developed on 2007 to reward race teams that faithfully follow the ESS tour for that particular year. Teams that complete at least 2/3rds of the tour will receive from the main Lucas Oil Point Fund as well as products from the Giveaway Program.

Companies interested in the Program can contact Dean Reynolds at DeanR@empiresupersprints.com

or can call the ESS office at (315) 391-6965.

The Lucky Program in 2017 was participated by: Brodix Cylinder Heads, Nouse Sign and Graphics/K1 Racegear, Walker Performance Filtration, Simpson Safety, Wings Unlimited, Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment, Keizer Wheels, Panther Frameworx, 717 Innovations, M&W Aluminum Products, SST Shock Technology, ASI Racewear, Beyea Headers, Sammy Reakes Snap-On Tools, Schoenfeld Headers, ATL Fuel Cells, Maxim Racing, Panchos Racing Products, Adirondack Powder Coating.

Already aboard for 2018: Winters Performance Products, JE Pistons, 87 Speed, PA Dyno Inc.

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints:
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Android App: Empire Super Sprints

 

 

Cox Racing Tabs Matt Peterson as Trophy Cup Pilot

PETERSEN MEDIA: With Justyn Cox continuing to fill in with Josh Bates Motorsports for an injured Tim Kaeding, Cox Racing has decided to continue to field the familiar No. 31c at this weekend’s 25th Annual Trophy Cup and they have named Wilton, CA driver Matt Peterson as the pilot.

“My family and I got to talking over the last week or so, and we had some different ideas and ultimately decided to go with a California driver and give back to the local pool so to speak,” Justyn Cox said. “Our team is family based and over the last couple of years Matt Peterson and his family have become like family to us and we have seen some good things on his limited schedule and we are really excited to see what he can do in our car.”

Despite a hit and miss schedule the last couple of seasons, Peterson jumped at the opportunity presented to him by the Cox family.

“When I got the call I was in shock to be perfectly honest,’ Matt Peterson said. “I can’t thank Jon Cox, Justyn Cox, and Rodney Tiner, Jr enough for thinking of me and extending me an incredible opportunity to compete at the Trophy Cup. I feel like I am always the guy who never gets a call back when inquiring about opportunities so to have a team like the Cox Racing believe in me and give me a shot during the biggest race of the year really means the world to me.”

2018 has been an up and down year for Peterson, though in his lone start at Thunderbowl Raceway back in April he put together quite a run going from 16th to seventh on a rubber down surface, so he does know his way around the high banked facility.

“I am looking forward to the weekend overall,” Cox noted. “The 42x has been really good for myself, and I am excited to see how the family car performs with Matt behind the wheel.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-37, Wins-2, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-19

ON TAP: Matt Peterson will take the wheel of the Cox Racing No. 31c this Thursday – Saturday in Tulare, CA at the 25th Annual Trophy Cup.

 

 

Knoxville Raceway  2019 Schedule Announced


The 2019 Knoxville Raceway schedule has been released.

While the Knoxville Nationals, August 7-10, 2019, continues to be the "Granddaddy of them All," Knoxville Raceway added it's fourth "Nationals" event for 2019: The Corn Belt Nationals non-wing, two-day event on July 5-6. This will also include a July 4 Independence Day party to kick-off the event!

The two-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event will be held June 14-15 next year, a change from the June 29-30 date this year. The track will not race on Saturday, June 29, during the Jackson Nationals at the close by Jackson Motorplex.

A Change to the 2019 Knoxville Nationals


The 2019 Knoxville Nationals will see a couple of changes to it's FVP "Hard Knox" Night format.

The SPEED SPORT World Challenge will no longer be held during the Knoxville Nationals. Knoxville Raceway is working on other plans to support our international drivers.

Also, the top-four drivers in Friday's FVP A-Main will make up positions 21-24 in Saturday's Knoxville Nationals finale. The four B-Main transfers on Saturday night will now start 17-20 on Saturday night.

Join us for the 2018 Lucas Oil Championship Cup Series Banquet


Our three 2018 champions - Austin McCarl, Clint Garner and Eric Bridger - and their teams will be honored at the annual championship banquet on Saturday, November 17 at Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona, Iowa.

All are welcome to join the festivities. Ticket order forms are located here. Tickets are $45 and include a pre-banquet reception and a full meal (a vegetarian option is offered).

Knoxville Raceway has reserved a block of rooms at the Prairie Meadows resort as well. Please reference code 111718KNOX when booking.

Ticket order forms are due on Friday, November 9.
Knoxville Nationals Ticket and Camping Renewals


What are you waiting for? Renew your four-day Knoxville Nationals tickets NOW!

Camping renewals are also available now.

If you have not received your four-day ticket renewal information and you believe you should have, please call Kim at the ticket office: 641-842-5431.

Four-day ticket packages will be available to the public on Monday, December 3.

 

 

Up to Speed: FVP Platinum Battery Shootout at Lakeside Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — October 15, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns for the ninth consecutive year to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout on Friday, October 19. Last year, Brian Brown scored a very popular win at his home track. For the native of nearby Grain Valley, Mo., it was his first Outlaws win at Lakeside. The FVP Platinum Battery Shootout coincides with the NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway, which is less than 10 miles from Lakeside Speedway. This edition of Up to Speed sets the stage for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout.

The track

Lakeside Speedway is a semi-banked four-tenths-mile. The track record of 13.304-seconds was established by Paul McMahan on June 7, 2014.

Past winners

Brian Brown was victorious over Sheldon Haudenschild and Donny Schatz last year at Lakeside Speedway. Brown led the opening seven laps from the pole. Kerry Madsen got by him on the eighth circuit and opened a commanding lead of nearly nine-seconds, only to have a flat tire with less than 10 laps to go. Brown inherited the lead at this point and would pace the final 10 laps to score the win.

Brad Sweet won for the first time at Lakeside Speedway in 2016, with his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman finishing second in that event.

Schatz, the nine-time and defending series champion, won for the first time at Lakeside Speedway in 2015. Pittman is the only other active full-time series driver who has won at the track, taking the checkered flag in 2003.

Near the front

Donny Schatz has been one of the most consistent drivers at Lakeside Speedway over the years. The North Dakota native has nine top-10 finishes in 11 starts at the track. Schatz won for the first time at Lakeside in 2015, which at the time was one of the few tracks on the circuit where he had not previously won. He finished third in the FVP Outlaw Shootout last year.

Always in the top-10

Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart have all finished among the top-10 in each and every one of their starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway. Pittman is seven for seven, including a win in 2003. Sweet is five for five, with a win in 2016. Stewart is four for four, with a best finish of fifth in 2016.

A handful of starts

David Gravel, Logan Schuchart, Ian Madsen, Jacob Allen and Greg Wilson have each made five starts or less with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway. Gravel and Schuchart each have three top-10 finishes at the track. Madsen crossed the line fourth last year, which marked a new career-high for him at the historic track. Wilson earned a top-10 finish in his debut at Lakeside during the 2016 season, which was his first year on the road with the Outlaws.

Eighth wonder

Kraig Kinser and Jason Sides have each made eight starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in their respective careers. Kinser has three top-10 finishes, including a runner-up performance in 2012 at the track. Sides also has a runner-up finish to his credit, with that coming in 2013.

Return visit

Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks made their debuts at Lakeside Speedway last year. Haudenschild, who had a thrilling battle with his father Jac while among the top-three, ended up finishing second, while Marks ran 12th. Each of the sophomore drivers earned their first-career Outlaws win earlier this season and have added several victories since. Haudenschild has five wins, with Marks having taken the checkered flag three times.

Close to home

The Jason Johnson Racing No. 41, based out of Rocky Mount, Mo., will be in action at Lakeside Speedway, with Joey Saldana behind the wheel. Saldana will compete in both races this weekend in the state of Kansas as well as during the World Finals in Charlotte to close out the year. Last year the team finished fourth with the late Jason Johnson behind the wheel.

Invaders

Leading the list of “invaders” is Brian Brown, who will be defending his win from last year. Brown won seven times in weekly competition at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Iowa this year. Also in action will be Kerry Madsen, who is a past winner at Lakeside. Brock Zearfoss from Pennsylvania will be in action, as well will teenager Mason Daniel from California, who is being mentored by 2001 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Danny Lasoski.

Tickets for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday, October 19 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Swindell Bound for Devil's Bowl to Tackle ASCS National Tour Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Oct. 15, 2018) - Sammy Swindell will join the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com this weekend when the series invades Devil's Bowl Speedway.

The doubleheader marks the third visit of the season to the half-mile oval in Mesquite, Texas, for Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains, who charged from 14th to sixth in March before recording a runner-up result in June.

"I've always liked it because both ends of the track are different," Swindell said. "It doesn't make your setup or your driving as easy. I like the challenge.

"You always have to have a good car, but it's about paying attention to the track and racing the corners the way they are. It's tight getting into turn one and then you're going uphill. Sometimes you have to turn the car. At the other end you let it go until you get to the end of turn four and you have to make a left there."

Swindell has been victorious at the track in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. He has a dozen career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series triumphs there along with ASCS National Tour victories in 1995 and 2010.

Swindell and Rains competed last weekend at Riverside International Speedway during the 10th annual USCS Fall Nationals and Flip Flop 54. The action began on Friday with Swindell advancing from eighth to sixth place in a heat race. However, Saturday's twin features were postponed because of wet weather.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 12 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 45 th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - High Performance Lubricants

High Performance Lubricants chooses the best base oils combined with the highest quality additives. The end result is a significant improvement in oil life and wear reductions compared to others. For more information, visit http://www.HPLubricants.com .

"I've run some of the High Performance Lubricants products and the product we put in the rear end and the steering made it run cooler," Swindell said. "We did a bunch of oil analysis before and after and found some great things using High Performance Lubricants."

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

 

 

Daniel Ready to Race With World of Outlaws This Weekend After Making Series Debut at Terre Haute

Inside Line Promotions - TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Oct. 15, 2018) - Mason Daniel continued to further his sprint car education last Saturday when he made his first-ever 410ci start with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Terre Haute Action Track.

"It was an eye-opener for sure," Daniel said of his first start in the more powerful machine. "I now know that I have a lot to learn to be competitive at that Outlaw level. I'm excited to get better at it and keep improving and just get more laps in it."

The event also marked Daniel's debut with the World of Outlaws, with his mentor, former World of Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski, turning the wrenches.

"Danny and Brian Brown were a big help in sharing how to get around that place fast," Daniel shared. "I definitely learned a lot and look forward to racing with the Outlaws again this weekend and learning even more."

A stout field of 32 drivers were in attendance, with Daniel stopping the clock 26th fastest in time trials. He both started and finished seventh in the second eight-lap heat race. Daniel ended the night with an eighth-place showing in the Last Chance Showdown.

"For someone who hasn't run a 410 before, you could say, 'Ah, well it's a sprint car, it's pretty similar,' but it's actually a big difference, especially on the bigger tracks," he said. "There is a big difference in how fast you go into the corners. Your reaction time is so much faster than in a 360 as well. There are a lot of factors that go into it that make it very challenging."

Daniel will wrap up his 2018 campaign this weekend. He will take to the track with World of Outlaws on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. The Californian competed at Lakeside Speedway earlier this season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com. Daniel won the first heat race in that event and finished 12th in the main event.

Depending on weather, the 18-year-old may continue on to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Saturday.

"Lakeside was the first half mile I was ever on," he said. "I had a good time there and am looking forward to going back. We won a heat race that night and finished the whole main event. I'm hoping we can go back there and be strong."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 8 (7).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT --

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and (tentatively) Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young's Commercial Transfer

Young's Commercial Transfer is a family-owned business with deep roots in California's Central Valley. Young's Commercial Transfer is the largest for-hire hauler of tomatoes in the United States. For more information, visit http://yctinc.com.

"Young's Commercial Transfer started my racing career," Daniel said. "Without them I would never have set foot in a car or had the opportunity I have now. I can't thank them enough for all that they do for us. They have supported me since Day 1 and that means the world to me to have that support."

 

 

Wheatley Wrapping Up Season This Weekend at Trophy Cup

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Oct. 15, 2018) - Austen Wheatley is scheduled to wrap up his season this weekend during the 25 th annual Trophy Cup.

Wheatley will pilot his family car Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., during the marquee event.

"I think it all stems off qualifying," he said. "You have to qualify well, get through your heat and make the main during the preliminary nights. The better you finish is better, but as long as you get those starting points you'll be fine come Saturday night.

"The track has changed so much. It can take rubber really quick. It used to be a place where you banged the boards. It's not as much anymore. We'll see how it shapes up this weekend and hopefully it's really racy each night."

Wheatley's career-best result at the track came in 2012 when he placed eighth during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event.

He has a trio of top fives and six top 10s this season during 18 starts split between 410ci and 360ci winged sprint cars.

"We haven't struggled in the 360, just a couple of mistakes on my part have cost us," he said. "We've been in contention almost every time out in the 360. I think there's certainly hope for this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 25th annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redlined Welding & Construction

Redlined Welding & Construction performs welding and construction for fishing boats and processors. Based out of Lake Stevens, Wash., Redlined Welding & Construction is owned and operated by Austen's father, Shannon Wheatley.

"Redlined Welding & Construction is a family business and we race with a family team so without Redlined Welding & Construction I wouldn't be able to race," Austen Wheatley said. "It is the heart and soul of this team."

Wheatley would also like to thank Downforce Designs, Astro Titanium, Franklin Rear Ends, Elite Wings, ART Speed Equipment, Schaeffer Oil and Banshee Graphics for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Excited for ASCS National Tour Doubleheader at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HEATH, Texas (Oct. 15, 2018) - Travis Rilat is heading to familiar territory this weekend as the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com ventures to Devil's Bowl Speedway.

The half-mile oval in Mesquite, Texas, will host the 45th annual Winter Nationals on Friday and Saturday.

"We always look forward to racing at Devil's Bowl," Rilat said. "It's the closest track to where I live and it's a place where we've had a lot of success throughout the years. We'll have more family and friends come out compared to a race in other parts of the country so that adds to the excitement.

"We haven't won a ton of races there, but we've had strong finishes. This seems to be one of the tracks we do fairly decent at. I'm not sure if it's because we have more laps there or the track suits my style, but we usually run well there."

The BDS Motorsports driver earned ASCS National Tour triumphs at the half-mile oval in 2002 and 2006. He posted a season-best fifth-place finish during the Speedweek race this summer to extend his streak of at least one top-10 result at the track in each of the last 14 years.

"We had a strong car there during our first race in March," he said. "We were in second place and going to contend for the win when we had mechanical problems. And we ran a strong fifth in June during the Speedweek show. We're trying to close out the year with some podiums."

Rilat charged from 21st to 11th during the Winter Nationals opener last year before capturing an eighth-place finish during the finale.

He enters this weekend ranked ninth in the ASCS National Tour championship standings despite missing multiple races because of work.

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 20 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 45 th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Joe's Kleen Products

Joe's Kleen Products is a 70-year-old family owned and operated business based out of Oklahoma City, Okla. The company manufactures an industrial strength, waterless hand cleaner under the trade name Joe's Hand Cleaner. For more information, visit http://www.JoesKleenProducts.com .

"Joe's Kleen Products makes a great hand cleaner that our team uses," Rilat said. "In racing it's hard to keep anything clean so it's great to have a top-notch product like Joe's Hand Cleaner to make sure we can all clean our hands quickly and effectively."

Rilat would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, Frio Chevrolet, The BOSS, MDS Boring & Drilling, Shark Racing Engines, CnB Chubby, Champion Brands, KSE Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, All Star Auto Reconditioning, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Carlan Services, Car Star Collision and Service (from Leduc, Alberta, Canada), Clark Construction, Diversified Machine Inc., Dyer Rods, Eagle Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gee and Gee Racing, Gillund Enterprises, Global Power Services, Hepfner Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Impact Coatings, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kustom Sprintcar Supplies, Lanktree Holdings, Millstone, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pat Beck Motorsports, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance - Newton, Iowa, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shane Liebig, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Speedway Motors, Strong Crane Service, Super Shox, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes and Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Lucas Oil NOW600 Series Races This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 15, 2018) - A pair of short-track racing events will be broadcast via RacinBoys this weekend.

Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, welcomes the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com on Friday and Saturday for the 45 th annual Winter Nationals. Meanwhile, the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass is heading to Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., this Friday and Saturday for the 19th annual Pete Frazier Memorial presented by Western Flyer Express.

RacinBoys will provide lap-by-lap live audio coverage from the green flag in hot laps until the Victory Lane ceremony following the main event each night. Additionally, premium members of the RacinBoys website will receive live video from the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour A Main both nights.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midgets Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.

The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

RacinBoys would like to thank its partners, including: Lucas Oil, McCarthy Auto Group, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Flat Out Magazine, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum and Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps.

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 .

 

 

Rico Abreu Racing 25th Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing fires-off Thursday at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA - October 15, 2018...Excitement and buzz is floating through the air as one of the biggest weeks in California Sprint Car racing has arrived, which means only one thing, it’s time for the 25th annual Trophy Cup at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

The Rico Abreu Racing Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing is not only known for featuring some of the best racing seen all year long, but it’s also well regarded for being held to benefit one of the truly great organizations around, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. With the Trophy Cup donating $150,000 at last year’s event it brought the total amount of donations up to a staggering $1,570,000 since the event was created back in 1994.

This weekend marks the 14th occasion that the Trophy Cup will be held at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. All cars that start the Saturday A-main are guaranteed at least $5,000 in weekend winnings and the overall champion is guaranteed a stout $25,000 in winnings. The three-day extravaganza features an event record $200,000 overall purse.

Past Trophy Cup winners entered for this weekend include two-time and defending champion Shane Golobic of Fremont, along with two-time victor Jac Haudenschild from Wooster, Ohio; plus single-time winners Bud Kaeding from Campbell, Willie Croft of Roseville and Fresno’s Craig Stidham.

Driver’s looking to take home the Rico Abreu Racing Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing for the first time will include Paradise, California’s Kyle Hirst; Fresno’s Dominic and Gio Scelzi; Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson; Lemoore’s Carson Macedo; Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel; Altoona, Iowa’s Terry McCarl; Rutherford’s Rico Abreu; Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer; Hanford’s DJ Netto; Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid; Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox; Watsonville’s Justin Sanders; Roseville’s Sean Becker and Colby Copeland; Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto; Hollister’s Ryan Bernal; Visalia’s Steven Tiner; Mount Vernon, Washington’s Jason Solwold; Kokomo, Indiana’s Parker Price Miller and many many more.

“It’s been great to see the fan support continue to grow at the Trophy Cup year after year, which has simply been amazing to watch,” said Thunderbowl Raceway promoter Steve Faria. “The extra functions on the fairgrounds have definitely created a happening at the event and one that people mark down on their calendar every season. I know we are looking forward to it and hope everyone else is too. Dave Pusateri and his entire team do an outstanding job with everything and I know we’re honored to host the Trophy Cup for the 14th straight year.”

Tickets continue to be on sale for the Rico Abreu Racing 25th annual Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing with all seating in the house reserved during the weekend. Adult grandstand tickets cost $50 on Thursday and Friday and $55 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $45 on Thursday and Friday and $50 on Saturday. Kids pricing and senior pricing is also available.

A seating chart is online at www.thunderbowlraceway.com and tickets can be acquired by calling 559-688-0909. The pit gate opens at 10am on Thursday October 18, with the drivers meeting at 3:30pm sharp. Qualifying is scheduled for 4:45pm, with first race at 6:15pm.

All the special events that have become so popular are returning once again, including the Thursday Chili Dog Night sponsored by Taco Bravo, the Taco Bravo Fiesta Night on Friday and the Saturday afternoon spaghetti feed sponsored by La Villa Delicatessen. The post-race parties start 20 minutes after the checkered flag, while the spaghetti feed goes from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. A DJ will be on hand for music, with drinks available for purchase inside.

A Friday morning breakfast sponsored by the Tulare County Fairgrounds will also occur from 8am to 11am.

Thursday’s Chili Dog Night features razor bike racing, which will have a $1,000 total purse. Entry’s into the bike races are $10 and limited to 120 participants. Bikes have been sponsored by former champions Brent, Bud and Tim Kaeding, Willie Croft, Shane Golobic and Jason Meyers. The bikes will then be autographed by each and auctioned off after the event to benefit Make-A-Wish.

Friday’s Fiesta Night will then bring back the popular “Dancing with the Stars” contest. During Saturday’s Spaghetti Feed there will be a corn hole tournament that has a $40 entry fee. The winning team will receive $1,000, second place earns $650, third place gets $250, while fourth place receives $100. The corn hole tournament is sponsored by Osky Challenges, SE Inc., Hoosier Knoxville, Moyle Racing Engines, Soares Motorsports, Smith Titanium, HRP, Kustom Race Parts Knoxville, ART Speed Equipment and Maxwell Industries.

A donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the door during all these events is appreciated. Fans and teams are all encouraged to attend the special eating events. More info on the Trophy Cup, as well as an entry list can be found at www.trophycup.org

Special thanks to all our partners for making things happen at Thunderbowl Raceway including Merle Stone Chevrolet, Budweiser, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, Western Metal Company, Southwest Contractors, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

For more info on Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway-392991907541396/?fref=ts

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds.

 

 

Rico Abreu back on top during Keller Auto Speedway’s Cotton Classic

Date: Saturday, October 13th Event: 33rd Annual Cotton Classic Series: Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) Track: Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds (Hanford, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (1st)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (October 15, 2018) - Rico Abreu was a man on a mission Saturday night at Keller Auto Speedway, ultimately snagging his fourth victory of the 2018 season, the second in his home state of California.

Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Alpinestars/Rhino Wipe/Lucas Oil Products/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, earned his Keller Auto Speedway triumph during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) segment of the 33rd Annual Cotton Classic. Accomplished from the pole position, Abreu’s 360 sprint car victory was worth $2,500, adding his win in Hanford to a list that already includes victories in Missouri, Illinois, and Chico, California. It was a second consecutive Cotton Classic victory for the St. Helena native.

“Man, this is awesome. I owe this all to my team. They work so hard and I appreciate it. They keep believing in me and never give up,” Rico Abreu explained after his win. “Everything is clicking right now and it feels great. Winning is awesome, but doing so in California is even better. We spent so much time out in the Midwest this summer, so to come home and get some wins in my home state is great. I’m excited for next weekend.”

After winning the SCCT dash, Abreu went on to start from the pole position on Saturday night at Keller Auto Speedway. Despite giving up the top spot to Shane Golobic, Abreu persevered, utilizing a restart with ten laps in the books to get back around the Elk Grove Ford entry. Forced to withstand multiple takeover attempts and slide jobs, Abreu held on to score the Cotton Classic payday.

Rico Abreu’s 2018 campaign will continue with Thunderbowl Raceway’s 25th Annual Trophy Cup on Thursday through Saturday, October 18-20. The three-day, 360 sprint car blockbuster will award $4,000 on all three nights of competition, but the weekend point leader will earn a $13,000 grand prize. The total weekend payout equals $200,000.

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

Rico Abreu: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/ Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/

2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru October 15, 2018) Total Races: 71 Total Wins: 4 Total Top-5s: 12 Total Top-10s: 31 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Schatz scores runner-up finishes at Terre Haute, Eldora; Kansas double next

Date: Friday, October 12th Event: Outlaws at Jacksonville Speedway Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Ill.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): Canceled

Date: Saturday, October 13th Event: Wabash Clash Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, Ind.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (12th)

Date: Sunday, October 14th Event: #LastCallForThemAll Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (8th)

World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 10/15/2018): 1st - 9278 points (262-point margin over second place, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 15, 2018) - Despite ending the weekend without a victory, nine-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, accomplished the next best feat and scored back-to-back runner-up finishes with the Greatest Show On Dirt, rallying from as far back as 12th to do so.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 sprint car, is now just six starts away from accomplishing a tenth Series championship, now with a 262-point advantage over Kasey Kahne Racing’s Brad Sweet.

The pair of runner-up performances propelled Schatz’s 2018 top-five total to 48 during World of Outlaws competition.

“As much as I would have liked to push it harder this weekend, you have to look at the bigger picture,” said Schatz after his Eldora Speedway finish. “We are racing for a championship and every result is important. Sometimes you aren’t good enough to win, but earning yourself a spot on the podium is just as important. Hats off to my team for their efforts. I work with the best in the business. We were just a little short this weekend.”

After a washout at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on Friday, October 12,, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing officially kicked off their weekend at Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on Saturday, October 13. Ending in a green-white-checkered shootout, Schatz drove on to finish second at the southwest Indiana half-mile, eventually working around Tim Shaffer for second with less than two to go, but failing to get by Brad Sweet on the final circuit. Impressive enough, Schatz earned the evening’s KSE Hard Charger Award for advancing the most feature positions; 12th to second.

On Sunday, October 14, the Greatest Show On Dirt made their final Ohio appearance of the 2018 season and invaded the highbanks of Eldora Speedway. Like Saturday, Schatz ended his campaign one position short of the top spot, ultimately charging ahead from eighth to finish right behind Tony Stewart Racing fill-in, Christopher Bell.

Up next on the schedule, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will continue their 2018 World of Outlaws title chase with a two-race sweep through the Sunflower State, first visiting Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday, October 19, followed by a stop at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday, October 20. The World of Outlaws have yet to visit Kansas in 2018.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on www.dirtvision.com during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2018.

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru October 15, 2018) Total Races: 68 Total Wins: 21 Total Top-5s: 50 Total Top-10s: 63

World of Outlaws Races: 66 World of Outlaws Wins: 19 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 48 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 61

 

 

CHARGING FOR KANSAS: Gravel and CJB Motorsports Head for Sunflower State Run through Indiana and Ohio has Pennsylvania based team looking for more as season concludes

CARLISLE, PA. - October 15, 2018 - Another month in 2018 yielded yet a familiar headline for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Rain forced the cancellation of a rescheduled event at Jacksonville (Illi.) Speedway on Friday, October 11th. That meant that David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team would open the weekend at the racy Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on Saturday, October 12th. The #5 car timed in 6th, finished 2nd in his heat race and finished 4th in the Craftsman Club Dash.

"Terre Haute is a fun, fast place to run," Gravel said. "It's been a few years since we went there. Had a decent car there. Timed in well, raced in the heat well and made the dash. Just didn't have it during the feature and we slipped back a ways. It was disappointing. We did get a 10th place finish."

(Jeff Peck photo.)

The team traveled across I-70 into the Buckeye state of Ohio for a final event at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg. In the #LastCallforThemAll event, Gravel timed in 12th in flight B of time trials, finished 4th in the heat race and rolled off 16th. "Eldora is hot and cold for us lately," Gravel explained. "We were hoping for better with this being the last trip for the year. Got buried a bit in time trials and we spent the rest of the night just trying to dig out of that. We finished 17th."

The Sunflower State plays host to two World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events. On Friday, October 19th, the team will race at Lakeside Speedway near Kansas City, Kan. The following night, the Boot Hill Showdown takes center stage in Dodge City, Kan.

"A couple of really good tracks for us coming up," commented Gravel. "We had weather issues at Dodge City last year so we're looking forward to it. It's a really nice track and the fans don't get too much sprint car action so they're excited to see us. Lakeside is a place we've ran well at. It's a cool half mile. Hoping for good things."

Check out the latest David Gravel themed gear and get it shipped to your front door!

2018 STATS:

Events: 70

Quick Times: 3

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 33

Top-10's: 55

Heat Race Wins: 22

Dash Wins: 5

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

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy,Weikert's Live stock J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Textron Offroad, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Hire Australia Wins Premier Club 2018-19 Draw

Warrnambool based Equipment Hire Company – Hire Australia have become the the 2018-19 winners of the Premier Speedway Premier Club following the Club’s annual Season’s Launch and Premier Club dinner last Friday evening.

With a record 174 Premier Club packages featuring 141 different businesses being a part of the draw, Matt Reeves and the entire Hire Australia team will now become the Naming Rights Sponsors of Night 3 of the 2019 Easter Sprintcar Trail, acquiring all the benefits that are associated with a Naming Rights package.

The remaining businesses in the draw were also allocated events throughout the season, with in-venue advertising benefits associated with their important role within the Premier Speedway season.

The night included a guest appearance by Mr. Paul Watkins who guest presented about some of his own adventures concerning his participation in an ultra-marathon across the Arctic Circle!

Paul provided an amazing account into this extreme un-assisted adventure, amidst hopelessly poor weather conditions of as low as 40 below zero! The evening as held at the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery was attended by a large portion of the package holders with an enjoyable and entertaining evening being had by all in attendance.

“We had a good number of the businesses involved in the Premier Club program in attendance for our dinner and the all-important draw”, Premier Speedway General Manager David Mills said.

“We congratulate not only Hire Australia on winning the major prize, but also every business that is a part of the Premier Club Family, because without them we wouldn’t be able to do a half of what we currently achieve and for that we are very grateful”, Mills added.

About Hire Australia:

At Hire Australia they aim to provide specialised equipment for hire and sale to the commercial and trade customer. Their focus is on providing the service and flexibility our customers need to do the job.

The team at Hire Australia work hard to ensure our customers benefit from utilising the right gear, in the right place at the right time.

The expert team is dedicated to looking after the needs of our commercial hire customers.

Business owner, Matt Reeves established the business to provide a focused, high level service and the required expertise around lifting and construction equipment. As a qualified forklift mechanic, Matt understands the need for the highest standards of equipment maintenance, safety and presentation at-all times.

Equipment hire is our expertise. Because we're also qualified technicians we manage and maintain all of our equipment to the highest standards.

The team at Hire Australia will always take the time to understand your equipment requirements and provide the right equipment and advice to match your needs.

Hire Australia is located at 25 Albert Street, Warrnambool and can be contacted on 1300 558 772.

The 2017-18 Premier Speedway season kicks off on Saturday November 4, 2018 when Round 3 of the Eureka Sprintcar Series and the Junior Sedan Yeoman Williams Memorial open the season as presented by Ace Radio 3YBFM and Coast FM.

 

 

Dillon Wins His Third Wigzell Race

By MMS Media

Luke Dillon debuted his brand-new race car in style last night (October 13) at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway as he became the first three-time winner of the prestigious Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge. After starting on the outside of the front row Dillon raced past early pace setter Chace Karpenko on lap 5 and from that point he drove a smart race on the bottom groove to put his name into the record books as the winner of the 100th Ultimate Sprintcar Championship A-Main.

“This is a great way to get our season underway. In the past we have always had a fast car in time trials, but we haven’t had a winning car at the end of the night. Tonight, we had both. I must thank my guys for putting together a great new car” added Luke on the podium.

In what was a career best drive Sydneysider Jessie Attard, who started from position 9, drove his way to second in a magnificent drive on the slick track to record his first USC podium with defending USC SA Champion Robbie Farr settling for third.

On the podium Attard was lost for words as he accepted this runner-up Gator wing panel, but he was full of praise for his make shirt crew members, Bruce Linigen and Trevor Green. Up until Friday morning Attard was heading to Brisbane to race but the late decision to head to Murray Bridge really paid off for the quietly spoken teenager.

Fourth place went the way of Matt Egel, who charged through the field late while Brad Keller drove his new #19 Cool Chassis into the top 5 ahead of Daniel Pestka. After winning the Pole Shuffle, in what was a spirited battle with Luke Dillon, Chace Karpenko faded back to eventually finish seventh in his Murray Bridge debut with Steven Caruso, Brock Hallett and Ryan Jones, who had a tough night, completing the top 10.

The traditional South Australian Sprintcar season, opener doubled as Round 1 of the Shadetec Ultimate Sprintcar Championship SA, with a field of 20 cars in attendance therefore the field was split into two heat groups. The night began with Time Trials, that were conducted in hotlaps, with qualifying being dominated by the interstaters with Robbie Farr and Chace Karpenko setting the fastest times.

The opening round of heats saw an inverted top 6 with Matt Egel winning the opening heat, The season didn’t get off to a great start for budget racer Nick Rachwal who rolled in turn three on the opening lap ending his night. Heat 2 saw Todd Wigzell, the Grandson of Bill Wigzell, hold off a determined Ryan Jones in a great drive.

The second round saw the driver’s line-up according to their Time Trial results with Luke Dillon and Chace Karpenko taking the heat wins from the front row.

In the support categories the Super Sedan feature saw Kym Jury cause a huge upset in the Super Sedans, Robert Heard was victorious in the Speedcars, Ben Hall edged out Melissa Crouch in the V6 Sprints while Heath Thorne beat his Brother Nathan in the Junior Sedans.

The next meeting at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway will be on October 20, 2018 with a Club Event featuring Wingless Sprints, Formula 500’s, Junior Sedans and Classics.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Season Wrap-Up

Des Moines, IA (October 13, 2018) – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports team closed out their season two weeks ago at the Sprint Invaders “Fall Haul” at 34 Raceway with a top five on night one, before a rough outing on the final night. As Josh settles into the offseason, he took a bit of time to look back at his final two nights on the track and how the season went.

The Friday night show of the “Fall Haul” got off to a great start for Josh in the World of Wheels #49, moving from 4th to the win in his heat, before running second in the dash. Starting on the outside of the front row for the night’s A-main, Josh felt he held back early. “We were too complacent at the beginning of the feature on Friday,” said Josh. “We fell back a couple of spots early and the track was pretty fast and narrow, so it was hard to battle back.”

Though he lost ground early, the car came to him as the race wore on and Josh started gaining back on the leaders. “The car really improved as the laps ticked by and I was gaining on the #50 car [Terry McCarl in Scott Bonar’s car],” said Schneiderman. “We were getting close to making it a race for the podium, but I made a mistake and that allowed Seth [Bergman] to get by and leave us with a 5th.”

Night two, which was postponed from Saturday to Sunday due to weather, got off to a rough start from the moment Josh drew his starting spot. “We drew terribly on Sunday and had to start at the back of the heat,” said Schneiderman. “The track was a bit locked down, which was largely due to the weather, and it was hard to pass in the heats.”

Starting mid-pack in the A-main, there wasn’t much “The Professor” could do to move the Universal Therapy Group #49 forward, and he would settle for 13th. “It wasn’t a great run for us on Sunday night, but I’m just happy that 34 did all they did to race,” said Josh. “They put a lot of work in just to put the show on for the drivers and fans and we really appreciate that.”

Now that the season has come to an end for the Deuce Motorsports crew, Schneiderman shared some insights on a season that saw the team finish 7th in 410 points at the Knoxville Raceway. “It was definitely a season of peaks and valleys for us,” said Josh. “It was a lot of fun making the trip out to Ohio to race at the Brad Doty Classic and the King’s Royal, but when we came back to Iowa we fell into a lull for a while.”

“There was a while there where we just couldn’t figure it out, but finally found some good speed for the Nationals,” said Josh. Making the A-main on their prelim night, before ending the Saturday night finale with a B-main finish, the 58th Annual Knoxville Nationals were a strong showing for the Deuce team.

Josh and the team feel proud about their performances late in the nights of competition, though had a hard time overcoming their yearlong struggles with qualifying. “We really raced well every night we were at the track, as we went forward in the A almost every Saturday night at Knoxville,” said Josh. “On the other hand, qualifying was tough for us this season; no matter where you’re racing and what series it is, if you can’t qualify well it’s going to be tough to make up for it."

As Schneiderman looks forward to having weekends at home with his wife Brittany and son Bryar, he’s thankful for all the support from his team and sponsors. “I have to thank my crew guys: Dewey and Deet, my wife for everything she does, and all of our sponsors that help us do what we love,” said Josh.

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Courtney Guns for another Terre Haute Score after Two More Podium Appearances

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 12, 2018) – The Terre Haute Action Track has been good for Tyler Courtney and the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc USAC Sprint Car team in 2018.

Already with two wins atop the storied half-mile clay oval this season, “Sunshine” will try to run his overall win total to 14 in Friday night’s Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car “Wabash Clash”.

Courtney won the “Hulman Classic” at THAT on May 22 and then backed it up with an Indiana Sprintweek win on July 25 before settling for a seventh-place showing in the most recent THAT outing on September 14.

Courtney has kept himself right there in the USAC National Sprint Car title mix with another pair of podium finishes in the series most recent outings before last weekend’s pair of events in Missouri and Kansas fell victim to rain.

Following Friday’s Terre Haute card, all that remains on the USAC Sprint Car slate is a pair of west caost weekends including the Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway on November 2-3 and then Perris Auto Speedway’s Oval Nationals in California on November 8-10.

Courtney’s most recent weekend of action included a runner-up finish in the Kokomo Smackdown finale on Thursday, September 27, and then a third-place run at Lawrenceburg Speedway on September 29 after a 17th-place Gas City the previous night.

“I wish it would have stayed green there under that run, we were just a little off after that yellow,” Courtney said of his runner-up showing at the Smackdown.

After Gas City struggles, Courtney bounced right back with another strong podium finish at Lawrenceburg. “It was one of those night you hope that you don’t have. But that’s racing, you have your ups and downs,” Courtney said of the Gas City showing. “We had a heck of a rebound tonight, starting seventh and coming up to third was a really good night.”

Courtney looks to build upon a USAC National Sprint Car series top total of ten wins with Friday night’s Wabash Clash at the Terre Haute Action Track.

2018 Quick Stats:

Overall: 65 races, 13 wins, 39 top-fives, 49 top-tens.

Sprint Cars: 39 races, 11 wins, 29 top-fives, 36 top-tens.

Midgets: 20 races, 2 win, 8 top-fives, 11 top-tens.

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

Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars at the Terre Haute Action Track on Friday night.

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

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

 

 

Flat Tire Derails Covington's Run at STN

CG Motorsports- Glenpool, OK (Oct 11th, 2018) – Matt Covington’s Short Track Nationals run was derailed with a flat right rear during the qualifier on Saturday. This event caused Covington to start mid-pack in the B-main, where he ended up missing the final transfer into the big show by one spot.

“We were competitive and fast all weekend, but didn’t have much to show for it in the end,” Matt said. “On Friday night, we ran 2nd from 6th in the heat. But we got stuck in 5th in the qualifier which put us in the B-main. We were able to win it and then drive from the back of the A to a 12th place finish."

Saturday looked to be a promising run as Covington won his heat. However, he ended up 9th in the second qualifier after contact with the wall punctured the right rear. The results netted him an 8th place starting position in the B-main. Matt was advancing through most of the feature but got stuck in the 4th position, missing the transfer into the feature by one at the checkers.

“The car was good all weekend,” stated Matt. “It was just a stout group of 60 plus cars and we had to have it all line up right without encountering bad luck. We had a shot for a good top-5 run in the main if we could have just got through that qualifier on Saturday. Once we got squeezed into the wall and had that flat, things changed quickly. It went from a good starting spot in the A-main, to a mid-pack B-main start, facing us with a challenge to even make the show. We moved forward and did what we could, but with the stout cars ahead, we just couldn’t get that last transfer spot. But bad luck aside, I’m not disappointed in this weekend’s effort. We will just move on to Dallas and do our best to close out the year with another national win at one of my favorite tracks.”

Up next for Covington is the 45th Winter Nationals at Devils Bowl with the ASCS Lucas Oil Nationals Tour October 25th and 26th.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who have helped make this 2018 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, Winters, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, DMI Components, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Wilwood Brakes, ButlerBuilt, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Wesmar Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, STW Trailer sales, and Brodix Cylinder Heads

2018 STATS: Starts-48, Wins-3, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-27

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STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2018 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95.

 

 

Changes Abound In Trophy Cup Field

by Ron Rodda

With the 25th Annual Trophy Cup racing next week at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway, a number of entry updates were expected. A record number of changes have occurred with recently confirmed drivers now part of the 101 entries.

Teenage brothers from Lincoln, CA, Blake and Tanner Carrick, will be racing the Rod Tiner 83sa and Brent Kaeding 69 cars respectively. BK’s entry became available when Freddie Rahmer Jr. decided to not make the trip from Pennsylvania.

Justyn Cox has confirmed he will drive 42X in place of Tim Kaeding. TK broke an ankle last month, hoped to be able to run the Trophy Cup, but will not be ready. Cox has been filling the seat in September and will now find a driver for his own 31C entry.

Quilcene, Washington is home to J. J. Hickle who will step into the 4S car while Michael Kofoid, the youngest driver to win a Trophy Cup main event, will wheel the Madonia Motorsports 42.

Chase Johnson switches rides to run the #4 winged 360 sprint and Michael Ing takes over in the Luke Didiuk 9A. Monte Ferriera, currently 3rd in Western RaceSaver sprint points, will drive a local car, the George Tristao 23T while J. J. Ringo handles the Gary Nelson Jr. #2 ride.

The Kunkletown Kid, Ryan Smith, is now driving the JFM Racing 73 entry to make his Trophy Cup debut. Traveling from Kunkletown, PA, Smith has over 200 career wins in various racing divisions. Billy Butler will drive the Miller Racing 4sa next week during three days of dramatic action.

Officially known as the Rico Abreu Racing 25th Annual Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing, an all time record $200,000 will be paid over the three days of action on the Thunderbowl high-banked 3/8 mile track. The event champion is awarded $25,000 while starting the Saturday A main carries a guaranteed $5000 for the three days.

 

 

Brian Brown Posts Career-Best Results at Williams Grove and Lincoln During Banner Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (Oct. 11, 2018) - Brian Brown recorded a trio of top-10 finishes last weekend during the final stop of his month-long visit to Central Pennsylvania.

Brown opened the action on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., by advancing from fifth to third place during the Al Hamilton Tribute/Dirt Classic Qualifier that had been postponed by weather a couple of weeks ago. The third-place result was Brown's career-best finish at the famed half-mile oval.

"I felt pretty good during the first feature," he said. "We had a good starting spot, but I didn't do a good job of getting through turns one and two myself. I got tight and pushed up. I was ahead of Lance Dewease down the frontstretch. Lance got by on the inside and (Brian) Monteith went around the outside. That was a critical point. We settled in there and ran with those guys the rest of the way. Overall it was a good result."

Brown then won a heat race to start the night's full program. He lined up on the inside of the fourth row and battled just outside the top five for most of the feature before settling for a seventh-place finish.

"I think it's the first time we've won anything at Williams Grove," he said. "It's a very, very tough track. There was a one to 12 draw and we drew the seven to determine the feature starting lineup. We tried some stuff in the feature. We don't have a lot of laps there or time to tinker with things. We tried some things in that final feature and it actually made us a little worse. It was probably the worst I've felt there in the last month. Sometimes you have to do that to see if you can make it better. It just didn't work out."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway, which hosted the Dirt Classic. Brown qualified eighth quickest overall. He finished where he started - second - during his first heat race before charging from seventh to third place in his second heat race. That ranked him fourth in overall points and lined him up on the outside of the second row for the A Main.

"We went out and were eighth quick and that was a little disappointing," he said. "We were pretty good in that second heat, going from seventh to third. Then we had some momentum going and now we're in the hunt to have a good run or possibly win. We started fourth in the feature and got to third. We're having an issue trying to get our car right once the track blows off. We're not as good as we need to be. That hurt us on Saturday and we lost a few spots. We're not happy starting fourth and running seventh, but overall it was a decent night."

Brown's seventh-place result was his best-ever finish at the track.

Brown will compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., during the Wabash Clash and Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during the Last Call for Them All.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 5 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 7 (7); Make-Up Feature: 3 (5).

Oct. 6 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race #1: 2 (2); Heat race: #2: 3 (7); Feature: 7 (4).

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 8 wins, 27 top fives, 35 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 49 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., for the Wabash Clash and Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Last Call for Them All with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

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"Champion Brands has been a part of our team since Day 1," Brown said. "We use their engine oil and their rear end grease. We like to get all of the horsepower out of our Garrett Engines and all of the performance out of our Winters rear ends and we feel Champion Brands is the best on the market."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, J.D. Welding & Machine, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

White Scores Career-Best Short Track Nationals Result

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 11, 2018) - Harli White had a strong performance last weekend during the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway.

White made the A Main during both nights of the ASCS Mid-South Region event out of a field of more than 80 competitors. She then finished the doubleheader by posting her career-best Short Track Nationals result, which tied her best-ever finish at the track.

"We changed a lot on the car," she said. "It was good to get a practice day in to try some things we wanted to try. Going into the event I was confident we had a pretty fast car. It was a matter of everything going our way and having a little luck on our side. The changes that we made helped me tremendously to where I was comfortable and could drive the car more."

The event began on Friday with White placing second in a heat race before she won a qualifier. That ranked her ninth in overall points and lined her up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

"The draw is really important so drawing good really helped us," she said. "Starting closer to the front really helps you and we took advantage in the heat and qualifier. We went off what we had been doing (in the feature) and got the car a little too free and I looped it."

White, who finished 19th on Friday, rebounded the following night. She advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race and maneuvered from seventh to third place in a qualifier. She again ranked ninth in points to start the feature ninth.

"We didn't get the best draw, but I was able to pass a few cars and that made the difference," she said. "The A Main went really well. I maintained the first half of the race and the last half we really came alive. I was way better the last half of the race once I started driving the car the way it liked it. I changed my corner entry and that really helped. If I would have figured that out a little sooner we could have had a top five."

The seventh-place result was White's 19th top 10 of the season.

"It's huge," she said. "We've been racing at some tracks where a lot of cars show up. It feels good to make the mains with 80-plus cars and then to finish seventh is a great confidence booster."

White will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 5 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (2); Qualifier: 1 (1); Feature: 19 (9).

Oct. 6 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 3 (7); Feature: 7 (9).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Mower Shop

The Mower Shop, which was established in 1986 in Fort Smith, Ark., is a Grasshopper specialist and a leading supplier of lawnmower parts. For more information, visit http://www.The-Mower-Shop-Inc.com .

"The Olson's are super nice people," White said. "They have a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation each year and raise a lot of money for a great cause, including more than $120,000 in 2015. They are a perfect fit for Harli White Racing and we're so happy to have them as part of the team."

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

 

 

Bergman Earns Career-Best Short Track Nationals Finish After Charging to Top Five

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 11, 2018) - Seth Bergman captured the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars during the main event last Saturday at I-30 Speedway, which hosted the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals.

The ASCS Mid-South Region doubleheader began on Friday with Bergman maneuvering from sixth to second place in a heat race before a fourth-place finish in a qualifier ranked him 11th in overall points out of more than 80 competitors. That lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the A Main.

"The track was pretty one lane around the bottom so you had to get in line and try not to make any mistakes," he said. "It can be tricky in those conditions because you want to stay close enough to the guy in front of you in case they make a mistake so you can capitalize, but you also don't want to put yourself in a bad position and slide out of the preferred lane."

Bergman ended the night with an 11th-place showing.

The finale went a lot smoother as Bergman won a heat race after starting third. He advanced from sixth to fifth place in a qualifier and won a B Main to transfer into the 14th starting position for the main event.

"We had a good car and there was a little more of an opportunity to pass," he said. "I think we made the most of our circumstances by moving forward as far as we did and coming out of there with a top five. When there's about 80 drivers from around the country competing it's a good performance to leave with a top five."

Bergman's fourth-place finish marked his career-best result during the Short Track Nationals.

While Bergman is unsure of what his schedule looks like this weekend, the next event on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com schedule for Bergman is Oct. 19-20 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 45th annual Winter Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 5 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (6); Qualifier: 4 (4); Feature: 11 (11).

Oct. 6 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (3); Qualifier: 5 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (14).

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 10 wins, 31 top fives, 43 top 10s, 50 top 15s, 55 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 19-20 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 45 th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Triple X Race Co.

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"I run everything that Triple X makes because they have quality products," Bergman said. "Plus, it's nice to work with a company from my home state. I look forward to achieving a lot of success together."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Young Tool Company, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Skinner Enjoys Successful Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 11, 2018) - Marshall Skinner enjoyed a pair of successful nights of competition during the 31 st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals last weekend at I-30 Speedway.

Skinner qualified for the A Main on both Friday night and Saturday night at the prestigious ASCS Mid-South Region event, which showcased more than 70 cars each night.

"It was just a good deal," he said. "There were 70-plus cars there both nights. We qualified for the A Main each night and finished both races, so I was happy as happy can be after all I've been through lately. I really couldn't ask for much more."

The performance came at a great time as Skinner has been frustrated by this season.

"I ain't gonna lie, it's been a financial deal," he said. "I just didn't have the money to put it all back together. And I still didn't, really and truly.

"I knocked the front end out at the Ralph Henson race and then I crashed and flipped at the Fall Nationals at Riverside. Man, I was ready to quit. I was already waist deep into trying to get a motor back together since I broke one motor and the one I was running had so many nights on it that it needed to be freshened.

"I just want to thank my wife, Kristy, for her support and for several sponsors who stepped up to make this happen. We wouldn't be talking about this if it wasn't for Jack and Bonnie at J&J, Donnie Cooper and Derek Hagar."

Skinner's change of recent luck began before he took to the track on Friday.

"Friday was kind of a 'luck of the draw' deal," he said. "I started in the front of the heat race and won it. I lost one position in the qualifier and finished third in the B Main, so that got me the last starting spot in the A, where I finished 18th."

Skinner started last in his heat race on Saturday, but he was aided by other drivers' misfortunes.

"I started dead last so all you can do is go forward," he said. "The track was real wet and tough to pass on. The deal between Brady Bacon and Sammy Swindell was what eventually put me in the show since it helped me to finish fifth. I'll take any luck I can get now. I've been on the other end of that deal for the last couple of months."

Skinner started seventh in his qualifier and moved forward to finish third.

"I had a heckuva race with Joe B. Miller and Carson Short in the qualifier," he said. "Them boys is young and on the gas. It was a lot of fun."

He started the event's finale from the 11th starting spot.

"We moved up a bit until there was a yellow," he said. "Then when we took off again I was way too tight and dropped back. I guess the right rear lost some air while we were riding around under the yellow and it took me a while to get going again. Then I had some good racing with Carson Short and Morgan Turpen and eventually finished 15th."

Skinner's next scheduled race is this Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 5 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 3 (2); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 18 (20).

Oct. 6 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (8); Qualifier: 3 (7); Feature: 15 (11).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing, Cooper Racing Enterprises and DHR Suspensions

"The only reason I was able to race the Short Track Nationals was because of the extra help from these three sponsors," Skinner said. "Jack and Bonnie at J&J, Donnie Cooper and Derek Hagar all went way out of their way to help me make it to the track. I couldn't have done it without any of them and I greatly appreciate their support."

Skinner would also like to thank Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing and Recovery, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, West Tennessee Expediting, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Arai Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing, Oval Paints, Huntington's Disease Awareness, OMP America and Deatherage Opticians for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Produces Sixth-Place Result During Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (Oct. 11, 2018) - Trey Starks capped last weekend by scoring a sixth-place result during the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver qualified second quickest despite going out last in time trials. He then won the first heat race from the pole before maneuvering from eighth to fourth place in the second heat race. That ranked him first in overall points and garnered the pole position for the main event.

"We set ourselves up well through the first half of the night," Starks said. "That's always the goal is to be in contention for the win once the green flag is waved for the main event. We knew it'd be tough with Lance Dewease starting beside us and all of the great competition right behind us.

"Lance got the jump right away and we ran second. We had an opportunity to close in on Lance in traffic and I knew I had to make something happen so I pushed hard. I ended up getting over the cushion and that allowed three guys to get by. Then we lost one more spot in the closing laps. We weren't able to contend for the win, but we held on for a sixth-place effort during one of Central Pennsylvania's biggest races so we were pleased overall."

The sixth-place finish was Starks' best finish at Lincoln Speedway since a fifth-place result in July 2017.

The weekend began on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway, where Starks placed 11th during the Al Hamilton Tribute/Dirt Classic Qualifier main event that had been postponed a couple of weeks because of rain.

He then competed in a full program, finishing sixth in a heat race before exiting the track early in the main event at the half-mile oval.

"We knocked the nose wing down and were running midpack so we pulled in," he said. "It wasn't our best night so I'm glad we were able to rebound the following night at Lincoln."

Starks is scheduled to compete in a trio of races this weekend. The action begins on Friday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa., hosts a race on Saturday before Starks wraps up the weekend on Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 5 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 6 (2); Feature: DNF (18); Make-Up Feature: 11 (7).

Oct. 6 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race #1: 1 (1); Heat race #2: 4 (8); Feature: 6 (1).

SEASON STATS -

69 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 21 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 46 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; Saturday at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa.; and Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for 60 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products including fuel, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets. For more information, visit http://www.ChampionBrands.com.

"Champion Brands is a great company that is synonymous with racing," Starks said. "We use Champion oil and other Champion products and we are proud to be supported by such an esteemed company."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Textron Off Road, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Fibreworks Composites, Moose Blocks, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Security Race Products, Benner's Butcher Shoppe and Darwin L. Martin Trucking for their continued support.

 

 

A TRIO OF RACES IN THE MIDWEST ON TAP FOR KYLE LARSON RACING TRIPLE HEADER WEEKEND:

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes on three different tracks in three different midwestern states this weekend. Shane Stewart and Kyle Larson Racing will kick it all off Friday night at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway, followed up by the Wabash Clash at Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on Saturday and round it out with the #LastCallForThemAll at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Sunday.

THIRD TIME'S A CHARM AT JACKSONVILLE: Despite being postponed twice already this season, the KLR team is ready to take on Jacksonville Speedway on Friday. The team has had one previous start at the high-banked, quarter-mile circuit. In 2016, Stewart qualified second in Flight B of time trials and won Heat 4, transferring him into the Dash. During the Dash, he earned the third starting position for the feature event where he went on to claim a strong runner-up score.

TERRE HAUTE RETURN: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Terre Haute Action Track for the first time since 2014 this Saturday. During their inaugural season together as a team, Stewart qualified fifth and finished fourth in his heat race, before advancing three spots in the main event to finish in sixth-place at the half-mile track.

THE HOUSE THAT EARL BUILT: The famed Eldora Speedway has always been an important track to the KLR team. In the team's inaugural season, Stewart won KLR's first ever feature in their second start of the year. In 2015, the Bixby, Okla., native swept the King's Royal, one of the sports crown jewel events. The following year, the team won the World of Outlaws' portion of the 4-Crown Nationals. This season hasn't gone quite like the KLR team has wanted or expected, but the team's one win this season came at the famed half-mile during the Joker's Wild portion of the Kings Royal.

RACE INFORMATION: For more information on Friday's event at Jacksonville, please click here and to purchase tickets, please click here. For more information on the Wabash Clash at Terre Haute Action Track, please click here and to purchase tickets, please click here. For more information on Sunday's #LastCallForThemAll at Eldora Speedway, please click here, to purchase tickets, please click here.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Kyle Larson. The Elk Grove, Calif., native will compete in the 1000Bulbs 500, the second race in the Round of 12 NMECS Playoffs, at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway this Sunday.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners Chevy Accessories, BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, Coca-Cola, Howard Johnson Lima and Scott for being a part of our team.

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

Swindell Shifts Plans to Compete This Weekend at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2018) - There has been a change of plans this weekend for Sammy Swindell.

Work commitments will keep Thone Motorsports from racing so Swindell will team back up with A.G. Rains to invade Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., this Friday and Saturday for a USCS Series event.

"I got a call this morning that Thone Motorsports wouldn't be able to race so we're going to West Memphis instead," Swindell said. "It's a track close for both A.G. and myself so we're looking forward to it."

Swindell has earned one win and two runner-up results in three 360ci winged sprint car starts at the oval this season. He has at least one top-five finish at the track during each of the last four years.

"It's a tight track that can slick off or can stay tacky," he said. "Usually if we can avoid any crashes we can contend for the win and that's the goal this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CP Pistons

CP Pistons specializes in developing and manufacturing pistons and rods for high performance race vehicles and the aftermarket. For more information, visit http://www.CP-Carillo.com.

"CP Pistons made us some special pistons and the motor has really responded to that," Swindell said. "They have been great to work with and we have more improvements coming this year so I look forward to continuing to work with everyone at CP Pistons."

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

 

 

Dancer Taking Momentum From Top 10 During 4-Crown Nationals Into World of Outlaws Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - DELPHOS, Ohio (Oct. 10, 2018) - Shawn Dancer last raced in late September at Eldora Speedway during the 4-Crown Nationals, which showcased a doubleheader with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

The action began on Sept. 21 as Dancer qualified 19th quickest in his group, which started him 10th in his World of Outlaws heat race. He was able to pass one car to record a ninth-place finish.

"We didn't run very well in the heat," he said. "There was a good number of cars there so we were relegated to the C Main. We started seventh and gained one position to finish sixth. That was the end of our night with the Outlaws, but we were looking forward to the next night with the All Stars."

Dancer bounced back the ensuing night during the All Star event. He changed some things on the car and it was an immediate difference as he qualified third quickest in his group. Dancer started on the outside front row of a heat race and was leading until a caution came out. He got ran into on the restart and ended third, which missed a spot into the dash by only one position.

"We started 14th in the feature and the car felt decent," he said. "We made our way up to 10th by the end of the race. It wasn't a bad race. We just didn't gain as many spots as we had hoped."

Dancer will race with the World of Outlaws this Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., during the Wabash Clash.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 21 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 9 (10); C Main: 6 (7).

Sept. 22 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 10 (14).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., for the Wabash Clash with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

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 .

"Blake Robertson has been a partner of our team for six or seven years," Dancer said. "His products at King Racing Products are No. 1. He manufactures some of the best products available."

Dancer would also like to thank Dancer Logistics, Inc., Global Warehousing, Pitsenbarger Supply, Amshaw Service Center, Kistler Engines, Mox Nursery, Friedrich Lawn Care and FSR Radiators for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Records Runner-Up Result During Opening Night of Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 10, 2018) - Last weekend was a tale of two drastically different results for Derek Hagar during the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway.

Hagar drew a high number during the pill draw each night to open the ASCS Mid-South Region show. On Friday he rallied from seventh to second place in a heat race before charging from fifth to second place in a qualifier. That ranked him second in overall points out of more than 80 competitors and lined him up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"It was a good night," he said. "We had a good run in the heat race despite starting so far back. It surprised me. We drove around Sammy (Swindell) before his issue happened a couple of laps later. I knew then we had a great car. Then we had a good run in the qualifier.

"We made a bid for the lead a couple of times in the feature. There were times we were better than Sam (Hafertepe Jr.). We just couldn't make it stick. Every time we'd get to traffic the caution would come out. I was happy with our result. It'd be nice to win it, but finishing second to Sam and ahead of Tim Crawley was a great finish. There were a lot of good cars sitting in the pits."

Hagar earned a runner-up result, which was his 23rd top five of the season.

Unfortunately, a high pill draw on Saturday hurt Hagar's chances. He advanced from ninth to seventh place in a heat race, but that didn't earn enough points to make a qualifier. Hagar won a C Main after starting third and he powered from 15th to seventh place in a B Main, but that was four positions shy of transferring into the main event.

"We were in the first heat with no passing and when you have 70-plus cars at the track that puts you behind the eight ball," he said. "We just had to keep digging. We had a good car, but once you set yourself up for a deal like that it's hard to climb out of it, especially with the way the competition is."

Hagar will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 5 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (7); Qualifier: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (2).

Oct. 6 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 7 (9); C Main: 1 (3); B Main: 7 (15).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 6 wins, 23 top fives, 26 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com .

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

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

 

 

Trenca Excited for Trip to Brockville Ontario Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - FULTON, N.Y. (Oct. 10, 2018) - Joe Trenca is heading to Canada to tackle the 1000 Islands RV Fall Nationals this Saturday.

The Mucci Motorsports driver will make his debut at Brockville Ontario Speedway in Brockville, Ontario, during the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints event.

"I'm excited to get back in the 360 sprint car, especially after running the 410 last weekend," he said. "I've only been to Brockville once and it was only for time trials. I was there with the World of Outlaws in 2015. We got time trials in and then it rained out so we didn't get to race."

Trenca likely made his final start of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last Saturday at Fulton Speedway.

"We didn't time as well as we hoped," he said. "I think we were off in gearing a little because the car felt good, but our time wasn't. Then in the heat race the track was kind of locked down."

Trenca qualified 17th quickest before he finished where he started - sixth - in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the ninth row for the A Main.

"The track tricked us a little," he said. "We weren't prepared for it and we fell back. It stayed fast all night and then in the feature about five laps in it went pretty slick. I didn't think it would stay fast for all 25 laps, but I didn't think it'd get slick so quickly."

Trenca held on for a 19th-place finish. It tied his season-best result with the series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 6 - Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 19 (17).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 9 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Brockville Ontario Speedway in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, for the 1000 Islands RV Fall Nationals with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Stars and Stripes Tool Inc.

Stars and Stripes Tool Inc. was founded in 2003 with the goal of providing its customers with quality tools at reasonable prices. For more information, visit http://www.SaSTool.com.

"Stars and Stripes Tool Inc. has pretty much every tool you could need," Trenca said. "They are longtime friends of ours and we're really happy to be partnered with them."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Wheels, Fast Axle, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

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.

 

 

Daniel Set to Make World of Outlaws Debut at Terre Haute

Inside Line Promotions - CARROLLTON, Mo. (Oct. 10, 2018) - Mason Daniel will make his debut with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday at the famed Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., during the running of the Wabash Clash.

The race will also mark his first-ever start in a 410ci winged sprint car. Daniel was scheduled to race a 410 sprint car earlier this season, but rain interrupted those plans.

"We'll get to see how we stack up against the best in the world," he said. "We are hoping to have a good weekend with the Outlaws. Getting experience in the 410 is the main objective. I'm looking forward to it and ready to get back on the track."

Daniel, who is in the midst of his first full season in a sprint car, has a pair of wins this year. He was victorious for the first time in a sprint car in 360 competition at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 16. He followed that up win a win just two starts later at another historic venue of Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. Both of those tracks are sprawling half-mile ovals similar to Terre Haute Action Track.

"I actually enjoy racing on the half miles more than I do the smaller tracks," he shared. "Hopefully I can translate some of the experience from running on flat half miles at places like Knoxville (Raceway), Sedalia (Missouri State Fair Speedway) and Lakeside (Speedway) over to running Terre Haute."

Daniel, who moved from California to Missouri prior to this season to advance his racing career, is being mentored by Danny Lasoski, who is the 2001 World of Outlaws champion. Lasoski won five times in his Hall of Fame career at Terre Haute with the Outlaws, including four straight in 2002-03.

"Danny will definitely be a big help this weekend," Daniel said. "He has so much knowledge about throttle control and everything you need to do. It will be good to get to the track and have him run through things with me and what I need to do to be good."

So far this season Daniel has made 38 starts, recording 18 top-10 finishes, with 11 of those being top-five showings. Following the event at Terre Haute, Daniel will have one more weekend of competition remaining this season.

"We only have two or three races left this year and those will all be with the Outlaws," he said. "We'll finish with a few more than 40 races on the season. We wish that number would have been higher, but it's a good number, coming to the Midwest and racing against the level of competition out here. There are so many good drivers out here and you have to get up to speed fast. I think we did a good job of that this year. We are really looking forward to next year."

SEASON STATS

38 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., for the Wabash Clash with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dillon Risk Management

Dillon Risk Management is an award-winning risk management insurance company located in Granite Bay, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.DillonRisk.com.

"Dillon Risk Management sponsored us with the midget last year and have stepped up to be a part of our sprint car program this year," Daniel said. "We're grateful for their support and look forward to a lot of success together."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Victorious at Ocean Speedway in Only Third Race Since Injury

Inside Line Promotions - BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi charged into Victory Lane only three races into his return from a fracture in his leg.

Scelzi kicked off the special night last Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., by qualifying second quickest out of 21 competitors. He then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race to lock into the dash.

"We went out a little late in qualifying, which wasn't that bad of a deal," he said. "In the heat race it was locked down around the bottom. I knew I didn't need to push it so we just took what we could get. Then we finished sixth in the dash to line up sixth for the main event.

"We were in fifth by the flagstand. We went through turns one and two and I was next to Justin Sanders for fourth. We cleared him in the next two corners. The guy in third hit the wall and I got by him before the guy in second got tight on the cushion and I got by him. The next lap I slid Brad Furr and we went uncontested."

Scelzi took the lead around the midpoint of the feature and he cruised to his sixth triumph of the season and second career victory at Ocean Speedway. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/F7h4O5T1_QE.

"It was awesome," he said. "It felt really good to get the win. It gives us good momentum going into the next two weeks of huge races with the Cotton Classic and Trophy Cup. I was happy with my performance and the car was as fast as you can get one."

Last weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Kern County Raceway Park with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series. Scelzi timed in second quickest during qualifying before advancing from fourth to second place in a heat race.

"We went out pretty late again in qualifying," he said. "The track slowed down, but it didn't matter. I ran through the middle in the heat and we got to second. That put us as the high points guy, but the inversion was six so I had to start the dash sixth."

Scelzi gained a position in the dash to finish fifth.

"There was a big crash that moved us up to third on the start of the A Main," he said. "Then me and Bud Kaeding battled for second from around Lap 10 to Lap 24. He got over the cushion off turn two and came down the track. I had nowhere to go and we made contact and spun to a stop.

"You're frustrated because I felt like we had a shot at winning the race, but at the end of the day we're racing for wins and podiums. We've been extremely competitive and have had a race car that could win so I'm extremely happy."

Scelzi rebounded from the late incident to post a seventh-place result. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/LSHwH8jYu24.

Scelzi will compete in both the 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car divisions this Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., during the 33 rd annual Cotton Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 5 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 6 (5); Feature: 1 (6).

Oct. 6 - Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 5 (6); Feature: 7 (5).

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 6 wins, 18 top fives, 31 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., for the 33 rd annual Cotton Classic

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 - 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 came on as a partner a few years ago and we've thoroughly enjoyed their friendship as well as their support throughout the ups and downs," Scelzi said.

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

 

 

World of Outlaws take to the track at Lakeside Speedway on October 19

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — October 10, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will visit Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas for the ninth consecutive year on Friday, October 19 for the running of the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout. The event will again coincide with the NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway, which is less than 10 miles from Lakeside Speedway.

Last year, Brian Brown picked up a very popular win at his home track. Brown, who hails from nearby Grain Valley, Mo., held off Sheldon Haudenschild and nine-time series champion Donny Schatz for the victory. Brown led early, before Kerry Madsen took control of the race, only to have a flat tire, while holding nearly a nine-second lead. Brown inherited the lead at this point and went on to pick up the win.

Brad Sweet, who scored the biggest victory of his career earlier this year, claiming the Knoxville Nationals, won at Lakeside for the first time in 2016. Schatz was victorious for the first time at Lakeside Speedway in 2015. Madsen won at Lakeside Speedway in 2014, while Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won at Lakeside in 2003.

Leading the way for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series again this season is Schatz, who is chasing his 10th series title. The North Dakota native has 19 wins to go along with a series-leading 46 top-five finishes and a series-best 59 top-10 runs in 64 starts.

Sweet sits second in the series standings, on the strength of eight wins. David Gravel, who has five wins is third, followed by Pittman, who has eight victories, in fourth and Shane Stewart, who has one win, rounding out the top-five.

Logan Schuchart, who just picked up his second victory of the season, is sixth in points. Sheldon Haudenschild, who is having a breakout season with five wins, is seventh in the standings, followed by rookie Ian Madsen in eighth. Brent Marks, who has racked up three wins in his sophomore season on the road, is ninth in the standings, with Kraig Kinser rounding out the top-10.

Jacob Allen, who has a number of runner-up finishes this season is just outside of the top-10 in points as he chases his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win. Veteran drivers Jason Sides and Greg Wilson are also on the tour again in 2018.

A strong contingent of “invaders” are expected for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout, including Brown, who won seven races at the famed Knoxville Raceway this year in weekly competition. Joey Saldana will be piloting the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 at Lakeside Speedway. Kerry Madsen, who won with the Outlaws earlier this season and led 13 laps last year at Lakeside, will be in competition.

Brock Zearfoss from Pennsylvania will be in attendance, aboard the No. 4 machine for Destiny Motorsports. Also expected, is California teenager Mason Daniel, who is being mentored by 2001 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Danny Lasoski.

Tickets for the FVP Outlaws Shootout, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City on Friday, October 19 can be purchased in advance online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023. Tickets can also be purchased at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

RUSH SERIES TO CLOSE OUT 2018 SEASON THIS WEEKEND AT LERNERVILLE IN "STEEL CITY STAMPEDE" WITH SWEENEY LATE MODEL & BICKNELL SPORTSMAN MOD TOURS PLUS SPRINT CAR FINALE; RUSH PRO STOCK "MFG NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD SATURDAY

 September 29, 2018 (By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Sarver, PA)...The 2018 racing season for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model and the Sportsman Modified Touring Series powered by Pace Performance along with the RUSH Sprint Cars will come to a close this weekend (October 11-13) at Lernerville Speedway for the "Steel City Stampede". The RUSH Late Models will compete in a Sweeney Marquee Tour event, while the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will battle in a Bicknell Racing Products Touring Series event, and the RUSH Sprint Cars in a Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special. Though not in competition, the RUSH Pro Stock "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance will take place in the registration tent at 2 p.m. for Lernerville racers.

An open practice will be held Thursday night (October 11) with heat races for all divisions on Friday night followed by the conclusion of the events on Saturday. Group qualifying for the RUSH Late Models will be at 7 p.m. on Friday with racing starting early at 4 on Saturday. The rain date is Sunday.

"This is always a great way to end our season," said RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Our Late Model racers are always excited to get the chance to compete at Lernerville, which will actually be the first time in 2018. The car counts have always been strong and the racing at Lernerville is always some of the best of the season. The Sportsman Modifieds have been given the opportunity to race numerous times over the past five seasons at Lernerville. It's been a great way to continue to grow this division, and we expect a large turnout this weekend. And Lernerville has been a very important part of the growth of the new RUSH Sprints as this weekend is their 10th scheduled show at the track. We'll also reward the Lernerville RUSH Pro Stock racers on Saturday with their Manufacturers Night."

The RUSH Late Models are coming off a very successful "Bill Hendren Memorial" event presented by FK Rod Ends as part of the "Pittsburgher 100" at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway last weekend where Daryl Charlier came out on top over a 43-car field taking home the $4,000 payday. Charlier became the season's 11th different winner in Touring competition, but it was his second straight "Bill Hendren Memorial" win. Saturday's event will pay $2,000 to-win.

This year's "Steel City Stampede" will be the 10th edition of this huge event that includes 12 of the region's racing divisions all showcased in this end of the season blowout for the region. There has yet to be a repeat winner in the Crate Late Models; past winners include Josh Holtgraver (2009), Bryan Force (2010), Butch Lambert (2011), Max Blair (2012), Dennis Lunger, Jr. (2013), Chad Ruhlman (2014), Jacob Hawkins (2015), John Mollick (2016), and John Waters (2017).

Jason Genco leads the Sweeney Tour to Lernerville with just a four-point lead over Jeremy Wonderling. The championship race has been tight all season long as both racers battle for their first title. Oddly, Wonderling finished fourth at both Pittsburgh races this season, while Genco was 10th at both races. Wonderling shaved eight points off Genco's lead on Sunday with his 13th straight top nine finish. Pittsburgh was a new track for Genco as will be the case with Lernerville.

After a strong middle part of the season, Brady Wonderling has struggled of late with finishes of 17, 21, 22, and 12 in four of his last five races, but remains third in points as he concludes his first year on the Tour. Another first time Tour regular, Canadian Adam Ferri, is fourth over John Waters, the 2016 champion, who has jumped back into the top five in points. J.J. Mazur, Cory Lawler, Bill Kessler, Jason Knowles, Damian Bidwell, Darrell Bossard, and Max Blair complete the top 12 points paying positions.

Meanwhile, the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will join the "Steel City Stampede" for the fifth consecutive year. Greg Martin won the inaugural race in 2014, while Nick Ritchey won his first ever at Lernerville in 2015. Rocky Kugel topped what was at the time in 2016 was a record field of 29 cars. Last year, saw Steve Slater become the fourth different winner in as many years. The Sportsman Mods will complete their fourth season of Bicknell Touring Series competition and will be featured in an $800 to-win event.

The "Apple Festival Nationals" event at Sharon saw day two rained out and will be made up in the spring. The last completed Bicknell Tour event was at Sharon on August 25 as an all-time record 38 cars turned out for "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance and was won by Chas Wolbert. Wolbert currently has a four-point lead on Garrett Krummert, who clinched the $3,000 Bicknell Weekly Series crown last weekend at Mercer Raceway Park. Brandon Ritchey, who won his first career Tour race on July 12 at Expo, is third in points and is only six points out of the lead. Completing the top 10 points paying positions are Kyle Martell, Steve Slater, Kole Holden, Jeremy Weaver, Blaze Myers, Darin Gallagher, and Jordan Ehrenberg.

The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds have only completed two events thus far this season at Lernerville. Kugel won over a 26-car field on July 20, while Krummert topped a 22-car field on August 31. Both were Bicknell Weekly Series events.

The RUSH Sprints will wrap up their inaugural season this weekend racing for $800 to-win, $160 to-start. Lernerville has been the home for the Series with 10 events scheduled and eight being completed to date at the Sarver, Pa. oval. Gale Ruth, Jr. leads the way with three wins, while Chad Ruhlman and Zach Morrow picked up a pair of victories. Arnie Kent won the Series' race back on May 16 and went on to win the $1,000 "Wednesday Night Lightning Series" title.

A total of 21 different Sprint Cars have hit the track for year one. Chad Ruhlman has clinched the $5,000 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series title thanks to 14 wins overall. Ruth has locked up second in points. Kent and Morrow are in a close battle for third. Shawn Smith looks to hold off Brandon Hawkins for the fifth spot. Smith had a strong second half of the season with seven straight top five finishes.

The annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance for the RUSH Pro Stocks will take place on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the registration tent. Only the 20 drivers that competed at Lernerville in 2018 will be eligible for the prize drawings. There will be one prize per driver. Due to the Stampede being an open rules event, drivers do not need to be eligible to win the prizes. Complete prize list is posted below.

FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock Qualifying and Beat the Heat" will be utilized on Friday night for the Late Models meaning the fastest qualifier will receive $100 and all heat race winners will earn $25.

For both the Late Models and Modifieds, Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the feature. The TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 along with a certificate for a discount off any TBM Brakes purchase for both classes.

RUSH Sportsman Modified Series Officials will determine the Sherwood Racing Wheels "Man of Steel" award winner as one that bounced back from an earlier mishap to finish the event strongly each night. The selected driver will receive a certificate for a free Sherwood Racing Wheel.

New this year is the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive" to the driver that best defended his position throughout the night in both the Late Models and Modifieds. This award chosen by RUSH Officials will award a $40 Dirt Defender product package. The award could go to a driver holding off another for the final heat race or B main transfer position, a driver denying a hard charging racer a feature win, a move to stay on the lead lap before a caution, or any such deserving move.

RUSH Late Model Feature payoff: 1. $2,000 2. $1,000 3. $650 4. $550 5. $470 6. $435 7. $410 8. $370 9. $340 10. $310 11. $280 12. $270 13. $260 14. $250 15. $240 16. $230 17. $220 18-26. $210.

RUSH Late Model Non-Qualifier payoff: 1. $175 2. $150 3. $140 4. $135 5. $130 6. $125 7. $120 8. $115 9. $110 10-24. $105. Tow $100.

RUSH Sportsman Modified Feature Payoff: 1. $800 2. $500 3. $350 4. $300 5. $250 6. $220 7. $180 8. $175 9. $170 10. $165 11. $160 12. $155 13. $150 14. $145 15. $140 16. $135 17. $130 18-24. $125. Tow $75.

RUSH Sprint Car Feature Payoff: 1. $800 2. $400 3. $300 4. $250 5. $225 6. $220 7. $210 8. $200 9. $190 10. $185 11. $180 12. $175 13. $170 14-18. $165 19-24. $160. Tow $75.

RUSH Pro Stock "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance Giveaways:

1. TBM Brake - 4 "Thunderstorm" Blueprinted Calipers (D52's or D154) & Fluid ($1,145)

2. Holley - 650 CFM Carburetor ($650)

3. Insinger Performance/Precise - 1 Drum of Sunoco 110 Racing Fuel ($460)

4. Jones Racing Products - 1 Crate Engine Pulley Kit (Part #1004-S-CE) ($412)

5. Schoenfeld Headers - 1 Set of Schoenfeld Cross Sportsman Headers ($300)

6. Landrum Springs - Package of VB Coil Springs ($300)

7. Landrum Springs - Package of 4 VB Coil Springs ($300)

8. Landrum Springs - Package of 4 VB Coil Springs ($300)

9. Dynamic Drivelines - 1 New Steel Driveshaft ($300)

10. Bilstein Shocks - 2 RUSH "Bilstein Bandit" Shocks ($270)

11. Ingram Engines - $250 Gift Certificate ($250)

12. Wrisco Industries - Four Sheets White Aluminum ($240)

13. Precise/Sunoco/Ultra-Shield - 1 Performance Body Classic Nose Piece, 2 Sunoco Fuel Jugs & 1 Box of (200) Tear-offs ($235)

14. FSR-Precise/K&N - 1 Single Pass Radiator & $50 K&N Gift Card ($230)

15. Quick Fuel/Earls - $200 Gift Certificate & Ultra Shield - Box 200 Tear-Offs ($220)

16. Quick Fuel/Earls - $200 Gift Certificate & Ultra Shield - Box 200 Tear-Offs ($220)

17. Hoosier Tire Distributor/TBM Brakes - 1 Hoosier Sportsman Tire & Brake Fluid ($215)

18. Hoosier Tire Distributor/TBM Brakes - 1 Hoosier Sportsman Tire & Brake Fluid ($215)

19. Precise $100 Gift Card//Ultra Shield -Harness System/Dirt Defender ($210)

20. Precise Racing Products - $200 Gift Certificate ($200)

2018 Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series Points (Adjusted on Marquee/Platinum; only Tour members receive points): 1. Jason Genco 1211 2. Jeremy Wonderling 1207 3. Brady Wonderling 1158 4. Adam Ferri 1071 5. John Waters 1003 6. J.J. Mazur 957 7. Cory Lawler 955 8. Bill Kessler 897 9. Jason Knowles 840 10. Damian Bidwell 772 11. Darrell Bossard 704 12. Max Blair 582 13. Kyle Murray 580 14. Chad Sines & Christian Schneider 557 16. Beamer Guzzardi 539 17. Bruce Hordusky, Jr. 529 18. Garret Paugh 481 19. Jimmy Johnson, Jr. 463 20. Brian Knowles 434 21. Charlie Sandercock 431 22. Cory Sines 374 23. Mike Franklin 362 24. Paul Norman, Jr. 317 25. Cody Dawson & Tony White 302 27. Joe Watson 210 28. Eric Wilson 190 29. Braeden Dillinger 160 30. John Mollick 143 31. Andy Boozel 89 32. Jared Kane 84.

2018 Bicknell Racing Products Touring Series Points (only Tour members receive points): 1. Chas Wolbert 456 2. Garrett Krummert 452 3. Brandon Ritchey 450 4. Kyle Martell 436 5. Steve Slater 420 6. Kole Holden 416 7. Jeremy Weaver 404 8. Blaze Myers 398 9. Darin Gallagher 338 10. Jordan Ehrenberg 315 11. Justin Shea 279 12. David Kalb, Jr. 222 13. Brian Schaffer 176 14. Jason Hufnagel 148 15. Jacob Jordan 146.

2018 Sweeney RUSH Sprint Car Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Points (based on best 12 finishes): 1. Chad Ruhlman 1342 2. Gale Ruth, Jr. 1313 3. Arnie Kent 1302 4. Zach Morrow 1301 5. Shawn Smith 1257 6. Brandon Hawkins & Joe McEwen 1247 8. Scott Hawkins 1224 9. Dave Hawkins 1221 10. Brad Blackshear 1200 11. Tyler Powell 1192 12. Steve Cousins 1191 13. Steve Pedley 870 14. Dalton Daniels 717 15. Jim Kurpakus 632 16. Brian Woodhall 590 17. Phil Thornton 582 18. Brian Ruhlman 486 19. Mike Lutz 419 20. Darin Gallagher 272 21. John Mollick 190 22. Kevin Mohney 189. Lernerville is a 4/10-mile high-banked clay oval located 11 miles southeast of Butler, Pa. on Route 356 at 313 North Pike Road, Sarver, PA 16055. Lernerville is just 30 miles northeast of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. For more information, check out their website at www.lernerville.com or call 724-353-1511 (office) or 724-353-1350 (track).

The AMB/MyLaps transponders are required at Lernerville. Driver radios are always mandatory at the 454.000 channel. The entry fee is $100 for Late Models and $35 for Sportsman Modifieds. There will be an open practice from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday night. Registration and tech opens at 2 p.m. on Friday. Drivers meeting at 6:20 with group qualifying for the RUSH Late Models at 7:00. Racing begins early on Saturday at 4 p.m. Check out this link for additional "Steel City Stampede" event details

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Rocket Chassis, Landrum Performance Spring, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

RUSH Sportsman Modified marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Sherwood Racing Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

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

 

 

Tim Shaffer Uses KSE Racing Products To Cash In Yet Again

PETERSEN MEDIA: Big money races continue to dominate the early Fall, and with big money on the line, Tim Shaffer again led the way for KSE Racing Products as he won the Dirt Classic 5 at Lincoln Speedway.

Going toe to toe with Lance Dewease, Shaffer was able to use his KSE Racing Products to get by the freshly minted Hall of Fame driver to score his first Dirt Classic triumph and pocket the $27,000 that was up for grabs.

In upstate New York, Shark Racing’s Logan Schuchart was strong at Fulton Speedway as he was able to flex some muscle to score the World of Outlaws win as the series made a cameo during Super Dirt Week.

With the season winding down for the King of the West Series, Shane Golobic tightened up the championship hunt in a big way by way of his fourth series win over the weekend as he used his KSE Racing Products to park the Tarlton Motorsports entry in Kern County Victory lane.

Lucas Wolfe scored the finale at Williams Grove Speedway, Rico Abreu had some late heroics to score MOWA lore at Jacksonville Speedway, as Landon Simon, Sam Hafertepe, Tanner Thorson, and Dominic Scelzi were also victorious with KSE Racing Products.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

Early Contact Ends Shane Hopkins and M&S Motorsports’ Adobe Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the call to return to the seat of the M&S Motorsports No. 27 car on Saturday night, Shane Hopkins made a trip to Petaluma Speedway for Adobe Cup VII where a strong night would get cut short as a lap seven incident would end his night.

“We had a good car and had a pretty good night going, but a lap seven incident ended our feature event early,” Shane Hopkins said. “It was a pleasure to work with the M&S Motorsports guys again, and I had another fun night at the track.”

A draw show format with two heat races saw Hopkins line up in the fourth starting position in his first heat as he would race his way to a second place finish. With heat races inverted in the second round, Hopkins would again start in the fourth starting position and just like his first heat, the Cameron Park, CA driver would again finish in second.

Sitting second in points, Hopkins would move into time trials where his two-lap effort would dictate his starting position in the 30-lap feature event. Ending up seventh, Hopkins would roll off from the seventh starting position.

A tacky Petaluma Gumbo surface would greet the drivers and teams for the feature event, and when the action came to life, Hopkins would settle into eighth as passing would be at a premium early in this one.

Running well inside the Top-10 against a very talented field of cars, lap seven would prove to be problematic for Hopkins and M&S Motorsports. With a car getting out of shape in front of Hopkins, he would make contact with another car himself and contact to his front end would force him on the tow truck and his night would come to a halt.

“It was a bummer to have our night end like that, but I have to thank Mike Dodds and his team for another opportunity after a tough Fall Nationals,” Hopkins said. “Very appreciative for the chance to race, and I hope we can do more racing together in the future if our schedules allow it.”

Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports would like to thank Moxie Mechanical, Morrison Concrete, TNT Powdercoat, LRB Ent., ADCO Driveline, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Soares Motorsports, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Capital Ace Hardware, Johnson Motorsports, American River Overhead, Americote Painting, Gary Morgan Graphics, and ART Enterprises for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-28, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP- Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports return to action on October 13th at Keller Auto Speedway for more Sprint Car Challenge Tour action.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21, or by following Moxie Motorsports on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moxie97.

 

 

Wigzell Race Kicks Off USC SA At MMS

By MMS Media

After a long off season, the first Sprintcar race of the 2018/19 Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway season will take place this Saturday night with the Annual Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge. For several years now the “Wigzell Race”, that honours former Australian and Classic Champion Bill Wigzell OAM, has become the traditional South Australian Sprintcar season opener and this year it will double as Round 1 of the Shadetec Ultimate Sprintcar Championship SA.

The 21-car field that has nominated for the October 13 event includes 9 of the top 10 drivers from last season’s overall USC SA points chase with Robbie Farr back to defend his Series Championship while local Murray Bridge racer Ryan Jones will attempt to repeat his “Wigzell” win from 12 months ago.

But they won’t be the only two drivers worth keeping an eye on as the nomination list includes many of the best drivers South Australia has to offer. Two seasons back Luke Dillon won this race on his way to a USC SA Championship while drivers such as former State Champions Matt Egel and Brad Keller, Brock Hallett, Keke Falland, Daniel Pestka and Steven Caruso would love to add this prestigious race to their resumes.

For many the fan favourite on Saturday night will Todd Wigzell, Bill’s Grandson, who will perform double duty racing both Sprintcars and Speedcars, two classes that Bill raced with great success during his days behind the wheel.

In addition to Robbie Farr the field will also include a couple of interstate drivers with current Northern Territory State Champion Chace Karpenko making the long trip from Darwin while Victorian Jake Smith will also be a welcomed addition. Karpenko could be a real dark horse for this race having won four feature races at the Northline Speedway (Darwin) during the southern off season along with a further two podium results in Darwin and another at Arunga Park in Alice Springs.

The second meeting of the year will also feature a huge support program with the open wheeled action set to continue with the Speedcars and V6 Sprints with the Super and Junior Sedans rounding out the action-packed evening.

The small field of Speedcars includes several Victorian visitors with Harley Bishop and Chris Nankiville travelling across the border to take on the likes of Todd Wigzell and Robert Heard while Nick Hall and Melissa Crouch, who will be making a return to racing after a five-year absence, are likely to be the front runners in the opening appearance of the V6 Sprints for the new season.

After some competitive racing a fortnight ago, the Super Sedans are back with opening night winner Ryan Alexander looking to go back to back, but he will be kept honest by local Paul Blenkiron, who missed the opening night, last start runner-up Kym Jury, Jason Gantz and Steve Schwartz. Finally, the Junior Sedans will be out in force with the field almost doubling from last meeting with therefore last start winner Kirra-Lee Pitcher may find the competition a little tougher this Saturday night as the field includes Nathan and Heath Thorne, Drew Flatman, Sharni Pitcher and the Richter Boys Corey and Max.

Event Details:

Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway – October 13, 2018.

Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge – Shadetec Ultimate Sprintcar Championship SA Round 1, Speedcars, Super Sedans, V6 Sprints, Junior Sedans.

Gates open at 3pm with racing from 5pm. Admission – Adults $30.00, Concession $25.00, Juniors (13 to 15 years) $15.00 with $70.00 (2 Adults, 2 Juniors) per Family.

Murray Bridge Speedway – It’s YOUR Speedway SA!!

www.murraybridgespeedway.com

 

 

Tankersley Entering ASCS Gulf South Region Season Finale Eying Victory for Old School Racing

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 10, 2018) - Channin Tankersley is seeking to capture his third ASCS Gulf South Region championship in the last five years during the season finale this Saturday.

The last three ASCS Gulf South Region races have rained out, including the scheduled season finale twice. With a nice forecast predicted, Tankersley and Old School Racing will venture to Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, in search of becoming only the second driver in region history to win at least three championships. Tankersley only has to take a green flag to accrue enough points to clinch the title.

"It's always nice whenever you can put a whole year together," he said. "It shows how good your program is. I don't think we've had a DNF all year. That's pretty solid for any team. It's really nice to be able to be successful around home with all of our friends and family that support sprint car racing."

Tankersley leads the region with eight podium finishes, including seven in a row, and nine top fives in 10 races. He is also atop the region with five feature victories, which is tied for his most earned in a single season.

"The goal is to perform and do well as usual," he said. "Golden Triangle has been one of our best tracks this year. We've been strong every time we've shown up. We'll try to charge hard and put ourselves in a good position for another win."

Tankersley competed last weekend at I-30 Speedway during the 31 st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region. The doubleheader began on Friday with Tankersley advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race. However, a ninth-place result following a crash in a qualifier relegated him toward the back of a B Main. Tankersley finished 12th to end the night early.

"We did well in the heat race, but someone ran us over on the start of the qualifier and that really put us in a hole," he said. "With the format being all about points you can't take a hit like that and still be in a solid position."

Tankersley finished where he lined up - fifth - during a heat race to kick off Saturday's event finale. That just missed a spot into a qualifier and lined Tankersley up on the outside of the front row for a C Main. He won that race to transfer into the back of a B Main. Tankersley rallied from 13 th to sixth in the consolation race, but was three positions shy of claiming a transfer.

"It was probably the best we've felt there, but I just got messed up in the heat race," he said. "We drew the first heat race and the track was so locked down. We got one or two cars on the start and were in a good position. I went down and hit a rut and bicycled and lost the positions I gained so that put us behind the eight ball."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 5 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (4); Qualifier: 9 (1); B Main: 12 (12).

Oct. 6 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (5); C Main: 1 (2); B Main: 6 (13).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 5 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

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

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"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.

 

 

Western Pennsylvania Sprint Car Series Created and Will Debut in 2019

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (Oct. 10, 2018) - After talking with 410ci winged sprint car race teams around the Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania area, Steven Pocock has transformed his former series into a new entity - the Western Pennsylvania Sprint Car Series.

The move comes after just a few shows in his first year of promoting the Ohio Sprint Car Series.

"I would like to thank all the teams who have supported us this past season for the couple of shows that we hosted at Atomic Speedway and Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway," he said. "With Ohio having FAST, Ohio Valley and All Stars, we all will be fighting over cars and tracks, which will hurt each other along with the sport of 410 winged sprint car racing. This series is designed for the working man. My focus is to have one race each week and have 90 percent of the schedule on Saturdays. This move would help the teams that may have to work over the week or have family plans.

"When we had our first event in Pennsylvania on June 9 at PPMS we started talking to the teams in the area and they all made a comment of the western part of Pennsylvania needing a 410 winged series. I spent countless hours of researching tracks along with purses at each track to get an idea that could draw cars to our events. After making a lot of calls, we currently have almost 40 teams showing interest in the series for the 2019 season based on the tentative details I released in July."

Pocock said tracks that have expressed an interest in the new WPSCS include Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.; Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa; Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

"There are a few other tracks that we are talking to that like the idea of what we are trying to do," he said. "We are currently working to create a Labor Day Weekend bash against the PA Posse. Once tracks and the Western Pennsylvania Sprint Car Series come to a deal we'll released the details."

Pocock is staying with his purse structure of a standard WPSCS event paying $3,000 to win and $400 to start. There is also a special $5,000 to win, $500 to start purse and he is offering tow money for the top five in points as well as bonuses for quick time and hard charger. There will be other bonuses throughout the season as well.

"Right now we have a tentative point fund of $7,500 to win and pay $1,000 back to 10th depending on how we do in securing marketing partners," he said. "If we can secure a title sponsor the point fund would pay $10,000 to win and $1,500 for 10th. We have been talking to a lot of potential marketing partners who like what we are trying to do to create new teams and help the existing teams in the Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania area."

More than a couple dozen drivers have expressed interest in running with the series.

"Several of the drivers are waiting to see what kind of schedule we can put together before they make a commitment," Pocock said. "The tracks want to know who you are bringing before they will book you and the teams want to know where your series is going before they commit. But the list of drivers who have expressed an interest is helping us in our talks with the tracks."

There will be a closed meeting for 2019 WPSCS teams, tracks and promoters and potential marketing partners on Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Steel City Indoor Karting facility located at 360 Mall Circle Drive in Monroeville, Pa. Teams can register for this meeting at www.pa410sprints.com.

For more information, contact Pocock via email at steven@pa410sprints.com or by calling 419-765-0088.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.pa410sprints.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WPSCSRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WPSCSRacing/?ref=br_rs

 

 

RacinBoys Continues Partnership With Lucas Oil Products in 2019

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 10, 2018) - RacinBoys is pleased to announce it will continue its partnership with Lucas Oil Products in 2019.

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.

"We are very excited and proud to continue our long-standing relationship with Lucas Oil," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said. "We couldn't travel the road and broadcast all Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races without the support of Lucas Oil."

Lucas Oil will be a partner during the famed Tulsa Shootout as well as the Chili Bowl Nationals in January prior to backing RacinBoys as it travels the country offering live audio of each Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com race.

RacinBoys would also like to thank McCarthy Auto Group, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Flat Out Magazine, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum and Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps for their support.

Traylor added that there are additional opportunities to work with RacinBoys and its shows, including Track Talk, The Passing Point and PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group as well as live broadcasts from races.

"We have the ability to expand our coverage and broadcasts with the support of additional partners," he said. "We also have opportunities with the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl Nationals broadcasts coming up."

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.kccars.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 .

 

 

Ian Madsen Takes Home Top-10 at Fulton Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- As the World of Outlaws crashed the Super Dirt Week party on Saturday night at Fulton Speedway, Ian Madsen would have another strong night during his first full season on the road as he captured his 30th Top-10 finish of the season by way of his seventh place result.

“Early in the night the track was pretty narrow and around the bottom, but in the feature things widened out and we were able to move around,” Ian Madsen said. “The series did a great job of beating the weather, and my guys did a great job of giving me a good car and we came away with a decent result.”

Timing the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 entry in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials, Madsen would line up in the second row of his heat race.

Slipping back one position as the field jockeyed for position in the bottom groove, Madsen’s fourth place finish would place him in the 11th starting position for the feature event.

When the race came to life, Madsen was able to search around the Fulton Speedway and find some things to his liking, as he was able to quickly make his way inside the Top-10.

Once inside the Top-10, Madsen would continue to dig as the track seemed to get more racy as the laps clicked off. Racing up into the seventh spot in the fast paced feature event, Madsen would score his 30th Top-10 finish of the season with the waiving of the checkered flag.

“The track was pretty fast around the bottom early in the night, but fortunately it seemed to get more racy as the night progressed,” Madsen noted. “It is always good to move forward and we will take our Top-10 and focus on the Midwest now.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, Coverage Direct, Revolution Race Gear, Monarch’s, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-71, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 7, Top 10’s-30

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing are now set for a three-race weekend that will see them at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, Terre Haute Action Track on Saturday, and Eldora Speedway on Sunday.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Forsberg and F&F Racing Eighth at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night to take part in Adobe Cup VII, Andy Forsberg and the F&F Racing team would work forward from their 12th starting position to finish eighth in the feature event.

“They ran the two heat format on Saturday night and we just barely snuck into the feature event out of heat races,” Andy Forsberg said. “We kind of struggled with balance each time we hit the track and it made for a little bit of a tough night, but still nice to get a Top-10.”

Lining the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine up on the pole of his first heat race, the Auburn, CA driver would finish second before lining up from the fourth row of his second heat race.

Picking up a couple of crucial positions in his second heat, Forsberg’s sixth place finish put him 16th in points and the last car in the feature event directly from heat race action.

With a couple of cars scratching prior to the feature, Forsberg would ultimately line up in the 12th starting position for the 30-lap feature event. On a hooked up and heavy Petaluma Speedway, Forsberg would be licking his chops as he went to work on his preferred style of surface.

From the sixth row starting position, Forsberg would still be a tick off his game as moving forward would be a little more difficult. Though he was relentless in his efforts, Forsberg would crack the Top-10 as he kept searching around the famed Petaluma Gumbo.

Working his way up to eighth, Forsberg would close Adobe Cup VII with the team’s 23rd Top-10 finish of the 2018 season.

“My guys worked hard, and we just couldn’t seem to get our car how we wanted,” Forsberg said. “Fun night, fun format, fun surface. Thank you to all of our partners.”

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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing will return to SCCT action on Saturday night in Hanford, CA.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-7, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-23.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

 

 

Cox Continues Hot Streak With Fourth Place Finish at Adobe Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Forced to make a late week change of plans, Justyn Cox and the Cox Racing team pointed their rig towards Petaluma Speedway for Adobe Cup VII where the Clarksburg, CA driver would continue his strong Fall as he picked up a fourth place finish on Saturday night.

“It was another good night for our race team,” Cox said. “They put a different format in place and we made the qualifying deal and worked our way forward a little in the feature and finished fourth.”

Drawing for heat race starting positions and running a double heat program, Cox would line the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex machine up in the third row of his first heat race and score a third place finish before starting and finishing second in the final rounds of heat.

Sitting in the Top-7 in points, Cox would advance to a two-lap qualifying session where he would end up sixth quickest and line up in the sixth starting position for the 30-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Cox would settle into sixth on the hooked up and heavy Petaluma Speedway. On lap-10, Cox would make a nice move on the tip-top of turns one and two as he cracked the Top-Five and continued to fight for more.

Holding down fifth, Cox would make a similar move on the 24th circuit to take over the fourth position as he chased after Sean Becker, Kalib Henry, and Tanner Thorson who ran ahead of him.

Closing in on Becker, Cox would be unable to get by for the final spot on the podium as he continued to a strong string that saw him net another Top-Five finish by way of his fourth place effort.

“We could clear guys on top in one and two but you had to be careful getting up in the fluff,’ Cox said. “We had some good speed, and it is nice to get a good finish at Petaluma Speedway.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-37, Wins-2, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-19

ON TAP: Cox will be in action with both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and King of the West Series on Saturday night in Hanford, CA. Cox will pilot the Josh Bates No. 42x in 360ci action and his family owned No. 31c in 410ci action.

 

 

Kyle Hirst Takes Tough Tumble at Kern County Raceway Park

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to his title hunt with the King of the West Series on Saturday night in Bakersfield, CA, Kyle Hirst would take a tough tumble on race’s opening lap that has tightened the series championship hunt with just two races to go.

“I am just extremely thankful that my guys build me a safe car, and all of my safety components did their job,” Kyle Hirst said. “I made a mistake coming to the green and off we went.”

Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park, Kyle Hirst got his night started off by timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments machine timed in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up the heat race win, the Paradise, CA driver would earn a spot in the nightly Dash where a third place finish put him in the third row to start the 30-lap feature event.

As the field came to the green flag, Hirst would admittedly get a little to high and come into contact with another competitor and it would result in him taking a very wild ride ending in the turn one fence.

Able to quickly escape the wreckage, Hirst’s night would come to a bit of an early end.

“I hate it for my guys, and for the entire Roth Motorsports team,” Kyle Hirst said. “Dennis and Teresa Roth give me a great opportunity and I know I will have two awesome cars ready to go this weekend in Hanford, CA.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2018.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 51, Wins: 12, Top 5’s: 29, Top 10’s: 33.

ON TAP: Hirst will be in action Saturday night in Hanford, CA as he will take the points lead into the Cotton Classic with both the KWS and SCCT.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports, or liking them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/. You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

Nienhiser Fourth with MOWA at Jacksonville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Venturing to Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night to battle with the both the WAR Non-Win Sprint Cars and the MOWA winged series, Paul Nienhiser would eventually park the non-wing car following heat races before battling for the MOWA win and settling for a fourth place finish.

“It was a fun Friday night,” Nienhiser said. “I turned my first ever laps in a non-wing car and had some speed, and we flirted with the win in the winged car.”

With 42 WAR cars checked in, Nienhiser would flex his muscle early in the night as he would wind up third quickest in hot laps, which would be his only laps prior to his heat.

The Chapin, IL pilot would grid the field from the second row of his WAR heat race and somehow would have suspension issues getting into turn one as a torsion arm would give way.

Still in third despite the issue, Nienhiser would try to race on and would end up bouncing into the turn three wall but was able to get slowed up enough before contact to avoid major damage. Following this, his night with WAR would be over as he turned his sole focus to MOWA action.

With 33 winged cars in the pit area, Nienhiser timed his CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design entry in third quickest in time trials before muscling his entry to an important fourth place finish despite losing power steering on the opening lap.

The fourth place finish would be important as it would put him in the redraw based on his time trial effort and the seven pill put him in the fourth row for the feature event.

Under green, much of the field would go to work on the tracks’ preferred line which was the top on this night, but Nienhiser had other ideas as he was able to make the bottom groove work and race his way up to second late in the race.

A pivotal yellow with eight laps to go would put Nienhiser on Justin Peck’s rear bumper and he would follow him once the green flag was displayed again. Dipping low to try and make his move late in the race, Nienhiser would miss his mark and clip the tire which caused him to get his front wheels in the air.

Still able to clear the slider, Nienhiser thought he would be good but a handful of cars were able to turn down under him as he slid through the slick and put him back to fourth where he would finish.

“We went for it, and just came up short,” Nienhiser said. “It was a fun race, and as things get closer to wrapping up this season we will continue to do what we have been doing and look for a few more wins before winter.”

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, JRC Transportation, Signature Signs and Design, and Steve Thomas Racing for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-54, Wins-8, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: Nienhiser will return to Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night to battle with the World of Outlaws and on Saturday he will be in action with the POWRi at Belle-Clair Speedway.

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

 

 

Croft Second at Kern County Raceway Park

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his second and final start of the season at Kern County Raceway Park on Saturday night, Willie Croft found himself in the same spot he was back in April; battling with Shane Golobic for the win and ending up with a second place finish.

“Like anyone, you go to the track to win and we had a shot on a late restart but ended up second,” Willie Croft said. “I thought we had good speed all night. Battling with Shane early, I messed up in traffic and we slipped back but we were as fast as anyone I felt.”

Croft got off to a great start on Saturday night as he timed the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 machine in fastest overall during time trials and found himself in the fourth starting position in heat race competition.

Running fourth in his heat, Croft would have enough points to qualify for the Dash where he would take advantage of his front row starting position and pick up the win.

By way of winning the Dash, Croft had lane choice for the feature event and with the way the surface was he made the call to start in the outside lane and it would pay off as he got off to the early lead.

Looking strong out front as he stayed glued to the cushion, Croft would quickly find the back of the pack and his pace would slow a touch and it would allow Shane Golobic to close in on him.

Lap seven saw Croft slide up in front of a slower car, and as he tried to get back to the cushion, Golobic was able to carry more speed and driver past him as Dominic Scelzi and Bud Kaeding took advantage and put Croft back to fourth.

Continuing to run well in fourth, Croft would move into second with a few to go as a couple of cars tangled in front of him. The ensuing restart would see Croft take a couple of shots at Golobic for the race lead, but on this night Croft would hang to and collect a second place finish.

“We will take our second and move forward,” Croft said. “There are some fun races ahead and we will look to keep our car up front and hopefully even one spot better.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Simpson Race Products, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-57, Wins-6, Top 5’s-18, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: Willie Croft and his team are set for a busy Saturday night where they will be in action with both the King of the West and Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA taking part in the Cotton Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Col Beasley Classic

Saturday November 3 will kick off the season for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series and what a way to start the season with the 3rd running of the Col Beasley Classic incorporated with RD 1.

“We are truly honoured to be involved with Col’s race. Mildura's Timmis Speedway has a very rich history with 360’s. It hosted the 1st ever 360 Australian Sprintcar Title along with the well famed "Mildura to Knoxville Nationals in the early 2000's which was organised between Col & Harold Brennan Snr before the series even started. Col was a great supporter of ours and used to race with us back in the day and we feel privileged to be able to honour his memory.” Mandy Searle tells us.

“Col raced with the number 27 and to highlight this $2,700 will be on the line for the winner with a bonus of $500 paid out to the leader of lap 27 in the A Main. Ben and all the team at B&S Earthworks Timmis Speedway are certainly trying their best to promote this show and we can’t thank them enough for giving us this opportunity. With the club increasing the prize money it certainly gives RD 1 a good payout with our normal first place money being allocated back to second. ” says Searle

Timmis Speedway Club President Ben Aworth added "We want to continue on the great leg work that's been done to make this event what it is. We would love this event & race to be Australia's premier 360ci Sprintcar race. In saying that we have had a whole host of teams committing to this year’s race & a lot that doesn’t usually run the 360ci class so it will be really interesting this year."

Nominations are now open and can be downloaded via the All Star website www.sprintcarallstars.com.au / forms link or email mandyallstars@bigpond.com

 

 

Sitterly, Barnes, Danzer, Connors, Thompson and More Joining ISMA Contingent at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park This Weekend

OSWEGO, NY (October 9, 2018) - With only one Supermodified event remaining in the northeast this season before the dreaded snow and cold hits, a handful of Oswego Speedway’s weekly competitors will be joining the stout field of ISMA Supermodifieds set to compete at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s ‘World Series’ this weekend.

This year’s track champion and Budweiser International Classic 200 victor Otto Sitterly will be taking ‘Black Betty’ to Connecticut with car owner John Nicotra car for his second winged race since winning his fifth Classic with the No. 7 on Labor Day Weekend. Sitterly finished ninth with the car at the Star Classic.

Also back in a winged car for the first time since his outstanding run at Sandusky Speedway’s Hy-Miler Nationals is the ‘The Hustler’ Michael Barnes. Barnes will be piloting Vic Miller’s older No. 11 car, usually driven by Chris Perley. Perley will be piloting the Hawk Chassis that he won the Jim Shampine Memorial with at Oswego this past May.

Dave Danzer is set to enter his third winged race of the post-season. The Oswego regular brought his No. 52 to the Star Classic and finished eleventh. Danzer also competed in the Midwest Supermodified Series event at Lucas Oil Raceway Park two weeks ago and finished eighth.

Longtime Oswego campaigner Dan Connors Jr. is extending his season as well. Connors also ventured out to Indianapolis for the MSS event and brought home a solid eight place finish with his No. 01. It will be the first time since 2014 that Connors has entered an ISMA race.

Last but not least is this year’s Novelis Supermodified rookie of the year sensation Tyler Thompson. Thompson will be driving the John Colloca built, Jason Simmons Racing No. 98T at his first World Series. The 16 year-old flawlessly lead the first 20 laps of the Bud Light ISMA Supernationals on Bud Classic Weekend before an expired engine halted his efforts early on.

Sitterly, Barnes, Danzer, Connors and Thompson will be joining Perley, Dan Bowes, Kyle Edwards, Mike Lichty, Mark Sammut, MIke Ordway Jr, Trent Stephens, Mike McVetta, Michael Muldoon, Ben Seitz, Tim Jedrzejek and the rest of the ISMA regulars vying for an increased $5,000 to win.

In addition to the increase for the winner, the purse throughout the field has also been increased this year. Bonuses of $1,000 for non-franchise cars and $1,500 for franchise cars have been posted to start the 50-lap event around the banked ⅝ mile.

Oswego Speedway will be on hand at this weekend’s event providing updates. You can LIKE the speedway on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway for the latest information.

Oswego Speedway’s 2019 schedule is a work in progress. The speedway’s 69th annual Opening Day has been set for Saturday, May 25th. Open Practice will take place a week earlier on Saturday, May 18. The season opener will include the Supermodifieds, Small Block Supers, and more.

The 2018 Hall of Fame Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, November 3 at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center. Tickets for the banquet, which will be available soon, are priced at $45. Contact the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646 or email oswegospeedway@gmail.com to purchase.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Swindell Invading Jacksonville, Terre Haute and Eldora This Weekend With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 9, 2018) - Sammy Swindell is tackling a tripleheader this weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Swindell and Thone Motorsports will compete on Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.; on Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., during the Wabash Clash; and on Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Last Call for Them All.

Friday will mark Swindell's debut at Jacksonville Speedway.

"We've struggled a little getting the car balanced through the whole night, but it's still been fast," he said. "We haven't really hit on the perfect setup, but we've been close a few times. Hopefully this week we can improve on that. We've made slight adjustments. I think the car keeps getting better. I'm always one to look for a little more to make it better.

"You get there (to each new track) and compare it to someplace you've been and then go from there. I don't have any experience on how the track would change or does it get better or worse so I have to pay attention to what's going on; watch the races and make our best guess on what we need to do for the race."

It has been approximately 15 years since he's raced with the World of Outlaws at Terre Haute Action Track. He won a World of Outlaws show at the big oval in 1997.

"I've got quite a few laps there," he said. "We've done some tire tests there where we ran a lot of laps. They don't run that track a lot so you get different people working on it. I've been there when it's smooth with a nice curb and I've been there when it's been dry and I've been there when it's really rough. We'll just wait to see which track we get."

Swindell will cap the weekend at Eldora Speedway, where he ranks second with 21 career Outlaws victories.

The tripleheader will hopefully go smoother than the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals last weekend at I-30 Speedway, which hosted the ASCS Mid-South Region event. Swindell's night began with a heat race incident that resulted in a DNF before ending in a DNF during feature action on both Friday and Saturday.

He and car owner A.G. Rains will wrap up their season together Oct. 19-20 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 45th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 5 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: DNF (6); C Main: 2 (14); B Main: DNF (15).

Oct. 6 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: DNF (3); C Main: DNF (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.; Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., for the Wabash Clash; and Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Last Call for Them All with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

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

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

 

 

Wilson Bound for Jacksonville, Terre Haute and Eldora During World of Outlaws Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - FULTON, N.Y. (Oct. 9, 2018) - Greg Wilson has a busy weekend on tap as he'll race in three different states during a three-day stretch with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels supported team will compete on Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.; on Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., during the Wabash Clash; and on Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during the Last Call for Them All.

"DRC Chassis built us a different car to run the rest of this year to get some ideas," he said. "It's a good time to do it to prepare for next year. I'm excited and nervous.

"We don't have many laps at Jacksonville and haven't raced in a few years at Terre Haute, but Eldora is certainly one of our favorite tracks in the country. We always look forward to racing at Eldora."

Wilson charged from 23rd to third last month and from 14 th to second in July at the half-mile oval. He won a World of Outlaws race at Eldora Speedway in 2015.

"That is a track close to our home and it's a track where I've run just as many laps as anywhere else in the country," he said. "When it gets slick I'd put us up there with anyone. Hopefully we can get qualified a little better on Sunday and we won't have to charge from the middle of the pack or back of the field in order to contend for a podium."

Wilson competed last Saturday at Fulton Speedway, where he qualified 14th quickest, placed fifth in a heat race and advanced from 14 th to 11th in the main event. It marked his second-best finish at the track.

"We made progress throughout the night so that was a positive," he said. "Just like almost every race it boils down to qualifying a little better to put yourself in a position to make the dash. That starts you closer to the front and provides a better opportunity to contend for wins, podiums and top fives. We're still working hard.

"I want to say hats off to the World of Outlaws and Fulton Speedway for getting that show in. They busted their humps. They did good to put on a good show and a quick show."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 6 - Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 11 (14).

SEASON STATS -

67 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.; Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., for the Wabash Clash; and Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Last Call for Them All with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hercules Tires

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"Hercules Tires has been an essential part of Greg Wilson Racing for several years," Wilson said. "It has been a tremendous partnership as we've helped grow each other's brands and fan base, which is the ultimate goal of a marketing partner. We're grateful for the support of everyone at Hercules Tires and are looking forward to mutual success for years to come."

Wilson would also like to thank Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Alloy Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Redlined Welding & Construction, Callies, Magtech Ignition, Banshee Graphics, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Pfann's Custom Performance & Restoration, Tim Hogan's Carpet (Lima, Ohio), Bedford Valley Petroleum, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Elite Wings, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Wins World of Outlaws Dash Before Scoring Top Five at Fulton

Inside Line Promotions - FULTON, N.Y. (Oct. 9, 2018) - Kraig Kinser picked up his first dash victory of the season last Saturday at Fulton Speedway.

"It was a good night," he said. "We had an early number for qualifying and qualified good. Then we ran well in the heat race and the dash."

Kinser qualified fourth quickest. He placed second in a heat race before winning the dash to garner the pole position for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A Main.

"We were pretty good," he said. "I just stayed on the bottom groove a little too long and got passed at the end. We held onto second for a bit and then held onto third for a little bit. It was a good solid weekend for us to go in there and earn a top five."

Kinser finished fifth, which was his fifth top five of the season.

"Hopefully it's something we can keep doing and we can finish the year strong," he said.

Kinser and the World of Outlaws have a trio of races on tap this weekend. The action begins on Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., hosts the Wabash Clash on Saturday before the weekend wraps up on Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Last Call for Them All.

"It's somewhat close to home running in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio," he said. "It should be a good weekend. Hopefully we can continue to run strong and have a solid three nights."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 6 - Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 5 (1).

SEASON STATS -

67 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 40 top 15s, 52 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.; Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., for the Wabash Clash; and Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Last Call for Them All with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - VanHorn Racing Graphics

VanHorn Tint & Accessories, which is located in Bloomington, Ind., offers window tinting, vehicle graphics, graphics design, signs or banners, vehicle accessories and professional detailing products. For more information, visit http://www.VanHorn1.com.

"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 Mesilla Valley Transportation, Kessington Aerospace, Southern Pacific Farms, Sander Engineering, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Crow Enterprises, Aerodine Composites Group, Pro Shocks and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Earns Top Five on Opening Night of Short Track Nationals and Top 10 During Finale

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 9, 2018) - Jordon Mallett turned in a pair of strong performances last weekend during the 31 st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in his home state of Arkansas.

The defending USCS Series champion finished fifth on the first night of the event and followed that up with a sixth-place showing during the finale. Both nights were sanctioned by the Mid-South Region and more than 80 cars were in attendance.

"They had a tremendous car count," Mallett said. "There were a bunch of high-caliber drivers and very tough competition there. We were excited to see how we would stack up against them. We have never had the best of luck at the Short Track Nationals so we were looking to shake that off our back and show that we were there and ready to play."

On Friday's opening night of the Short Track Nationals, Mallett worked his way from third to win the sixth heat race. That put him in the fourth qualifier, in which he moved from fourth to third.

Mallett started seventh in the 27-lap main event and gained a couple of spots to finish fifth, which marked his best-ever run at the Short Track Nationals.

"Early on Friday night I was able to use the bottom of the track a lot," he said. "The track was really slick. To come home with a top five was a great result, especially with the level of competition that was there. We learned a few things that we put in our notebook for Saturday night and for down the road."

On the second night at Little Rock, Mallett won the eighth heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. In the fourth qualifier, he advanced from fourth to third place.

Mallett lined up eighth in the 41-lap finale of the Short Track Nationals and wound up crossing the finish line sixth, which was his best-ever Saturday night result at the event.

"The track was a little bit different on Saturday night," he noted. "I used the top of the race track early in the night, which was opposite of Friday night. The track was a little bit more racy and it was kind of a mixed track, a little slick and a little tacky. We were a little snug in the feature and wish we were a little more freed up early on. Toward the end we were getting a lot better.

"We had 41 laps to get it done and it just came in a little bit too late. I really wanted to run in the top five again, but we were tickled with sixth and felt like we had a really good handle on the car. There were a lot of really good drivers who didn't make the show. We didn't have to run a B Main or C Main as we transferred right into the feature both nights. All in all, it was a solid weekend for us."

Mallett returns to competition with the USCS Series this Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., as he continues to chase his second consecutive series championship.

"Riverside (International Speedway) definitely holds a special place in my heart," he said. "Since we travel we don't get to race at home that much anymore. It was awfully fun to be at Little Rock and close to the shop and we get to do the same thing this weekend at West Memphis. Hopefully we can pull off another win this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 5 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (3); Qualifier: 3 (4); Feature: 5 (7).

Oct. 6 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 3 (4); Feature: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 9 wins, 27 top fives, 42 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Water for Christ

Water for Christ was established from the joint passions of sharing the Gospel of Christ and supplying clean water to villages in developing countries. For more information, visit http://www.WaterForChrist.com.

"Water for Christ goes to Africa and other third-world countries to drill fresh-water wells where there is no access to fresh or clean water," Mallett said. "We're trying to raise awareness so they can continue to do what they do and hopefully on a larger scale."

Mallett would also like to thank Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, DHR Suspension, FK Rod Ends, Sinco, Inc., D&K Farms, Autometer, Callies Racing Products, Dynotech Race Engines, Fuel Safe Systems, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Racing Optics, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Ready for Debut at Terre Haute and Return to Eldora This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi is scheduled to make his final starts of the season in the Midwest this weekend.

Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen will race on Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., during the Wabash Clash and on Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during the Last Call for Them All with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Saturday will mark Scelzi's debut at Terre Haute Action Track, which is a big oval that he has raced on only in a video game.

"It's massive," he said. "The Outlaws ran there in 2014 and I saw that video. Other than that I haven't seen much."

Sunday will be Scelzi's seventh career start at Eldora Speedway. He posted an eighth-place run during his debut in June. Scelzi then made the A Main during both preliminary nights of the Kings Royal in July. He followed that up by setting quick time in his group during World of Outlaws qualifying last month. And his most recent start was capped by a charge to a third-place finish during an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions race.

"I feel like I've got better each time I've raced at Eldora Speedway," he said. "It can be a really tricky track and momentum is huge there. Hopefully we can put together consistent laps and we can continue to learn."

Following this weekend Scelzi will drive a family car during the famed 25 th annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., Oct. 18-20.

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 3 wins, 18 top fives, 26 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., for the Wabash Clash and Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Last Call for Them All with the World of Outlaws Craftsman 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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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

In 1979, brothers Mike, James and Gary Scelzi began manufacturing their line of flatbeds out of their company's 4,500-square-foot facility in Fresno, Calif. They added truck service bodies and crane bodies to their line in 1990. Today, Scelzi Enterprises is the Valley's largest manufacturer and supplier of truck bodies and parts. The operation includes 16 acres with more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities in Fresno alone. Scelzi Enterprises creates custom truck bodies for a wide range of customers, from single vehicles for individuals to entire fleets for some of California's largest companies and utilities. For more information, visit http://www.SEInc.com.

"Scelzi Enterprises has been around long before my brother and I," Scelzi said. "My dad and uncles have been involved in racing for years. They owned a sand dragster when my dad was young and started racing, and my uncle owned a very famous hard top years ago with many famous California drivers behind the wheel, including the one and only Al Pombo."

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

 

 

Sides Strong Throughout First Half of World of Outlaws Race at Fulton Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FULTON, N.Y. (Oct. 9, 2018) - Jason Sides took a step in the right direction on Saturday night at Fulton Speedway.

"We qualified well, which is the biggest thing that will impact your night," he said. "If you can get qualified in a spot where you're starting on the front row of a heat race then you can compete for a spot in the dash. If you make the dash then you're guaranteed a great starting spot in the feature."

Sides opened the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show by qualifying third quickest overall. He then won a heat race - his first heat win since April 21 - to garner a spot into the dash.

"We haven't been qualifying very well this year so we haven't had many opportunities to contend for heat race wins," he said. "That was a great start to the night."

Sides then placed third in the dash to line up on the inside of the second row for the A Main.

"It didn't quite go as planned," he said. "When we came in from the dash they went on the eight-minute clock to push out for the main event. We ran out of time to get ready and just didn't tighten up enough. We were decent and running fourth until around Lap 15. From that point on we were getting looser and looser. I couldn't hardly hold onto it. I hate that we didn't capitalize on a good night."

Sides, who ended with a 14th-place finish, has a tripleheader on tap this weekend when he will race on Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.; on Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., during the Wabash Clash; and on Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during the Last Call for Them All.

"Jacksonville is one of the smaller tracks," he said. "We'll go from one of the smallest tracks we run to Terre Haute, which is one of the biggest and a track we haven't run recently. Then Sunday I was told it will be an afternoon type show. It'll be a busy weekend, but hopefully the weather cooperates and we can get all three shows in."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 6 - Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (1); Feature: 14 (3).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

77 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 14 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 59 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.; Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., for the Wabash Clash; and Sunday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the Last Call for Them All with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products

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"King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn't be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws 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, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Nearly Nets Pair of Top 10s During Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 9, 2018) - Tony Bruce Jr. was on pace for a pair of top-10 results during the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals before misfortune struck in the finale of the ASCS Mid-South Region event at I-30 Speedway on Saturday.

"It was a great weekend other than the DNF on Saturday," he said. "We started out strong and we raced well all weekend. Any time there are 80 cars in the pits and you can compete for top fives and top 10s it's a good showing."

The action began on Friday with Bruce Jr. guiding the Smith Family No. 86 sprint car from third to win a heat race. He then gained a position in a qualifier to finish second, which ranked him fourth in overall points.

"We pretty much ran fourth the whole race until the very end," he said. "The track took rubber in spots and we got worse the more rubber that was laid down."

Bruce Jr. hung on for a sixth-place finish, which was his 16th top 10 of the season.

The team started the finale just as strong as Bruce Jr. maneuvered from fourth to second place in a heat race and from third to second in a qualifier. That ranked him sixth overall and lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"We were running around sixth or seventh when we had a mag issue," he said. "The car died and then when we went to be pushed off it just wouldn't run so that was it. While it wasn't the end result we wanted, it was great to have the speed and handling we needed to be able to contend for two top 10s.

"I want to thank the Smith Family for the opportunity. Short Track Nationals was our final event of the season together and I'm glad we could go out with a solid performance."

Next up, Bruce Jr. will pilot a sprint car owned by Mike Hayashi on Oct. 19-20 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the 45 th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 5 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (3); Qualifier: 2 (3); Feature: 6 (4).

Oct. 6 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 2 (3); Feature: 19 (6).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 19-20 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 45 th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Oil Medics

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, The Oil Medics services diesel trucks and distributes racing oil for sprint car engines and rear ends. For more information, visit http://www.TheOilMedics.com.

"Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends," Bruce Jr. said. "They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past few years in diesel fuel."

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

 

 

Hill Comes Up One Position Shy of Making Short Track Nationals A Main

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 9, 2018) - Alex Hill experienced a competitive weekend during the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway.

The 18-year-old's weekend concluded with her finishing just one position shy of qualifying for her first Short Track Nationals main event during Saturday night's ASCS Mid-South Region finale.

"We had a pretty decent weekend, especially on Saturday," she said. "It was disappointing that we were just one spot from making the main event since that was our goal. But it felt good to be competitive against a large field of cars in one of our biggest races of the year."

Hill's night on Saturday began with her starting on the outside of the front row of her heat race.

"It hurt a bit that we had to start on the outside since there was less traction there," she said. "(Seth) Bergman got by me early, but then I had a pretty good race with a guy for second. I slid him a few times in the final laps, but couldn't make it stick and ended up finishing third."

Hill's heat race finish slotted her eighth on the starting grid in her qualifier.

"I was able to move up some early in the qualifier," she said. "I ran lower in turns one and two than most of the others and I was able to gain on some of them in that part of the track. I ended up finishing fifth."

Hill started fourth in a B Main, which transferred the top three to the A Main.

"They were kind of rushing us before the race and I didn't find out where I was starting until I was in the car," she said. "I also didn't know how many were transferring.

"We were hurt a bit again by having to start in the outside row, but we still had a pretty good race. I was racing with John Carney II for third at the end. I was able to pull alongside him a few times, but couldn't get by him. I didn't realize it then that we were racing for the final transfer spot."

Bad luck ended Hill's night on Friday. Following a fifth-place finish in her heat race, she won the C Main and started 14th in a B Main.

"We had a yellow on the first or second lap," she said. "I slowed down and someone hit me from behind. I spun and the car rolled over. It wasn't a lot of damage - just the wings - but it put us out of the race."

The next competition for Hill will be Oct. 19-20 during the 45th annual Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

"I always look forward to racing at Devil's Bowl," she said. "It's one of my favorite tracks. It's disappointing to me that we only race there twice a year. I'd like to race there more often."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 5 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (5); C Main: 1 (1); B Main: DNF (14).

Oct. 6 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (2); Qualifier: 5 (8); B Main: 4 (4).

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 19-20 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 45 th annual Winter Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - XYZ Machining

XYZ Machining is a manufacturer of aluminum and titanium sprint car parts located in Warsaw, Ind. Visit XYZ Machining, Inc. on Facebook for more information.

"We get some of our parts from XYZ Machining," Hill said. "Their quality is very good and we appreciate their support."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Slade Shock Technology, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Gaerte/TOPP Performance Race Products, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vortex Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 


 

Price Makes Debut at the Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 9, 2018) - Robbie Price made the long trek to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., last weekend to compete in the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals. Driving the No. 1 for Casey Minks, the Canadian was part of a stout 80-plus car field during the prestigious event at the quarter-mile bullring.

"Marc Huson at Shark Engines kind of put the deal together for me," Price said. "He is good buddies with Casey Minks and they were able to work everything out. Casey had been out of racing for a while and is getting back into it. He put a car together and I was able to go down there and race for him."

Price started the two-night event on Friday with a fourth-place finish in heat race competition. That put him in a qualifier, in which he ran fifth. The native of Cobble Hill, B.C., ended the first night of the Short Track Nationals in a B Main, crossing the finish line 14th after having a problem with the fuel system.

"We practiced on Thursday night and found a few things for Friday night," he said. "Being out for so long, a lot of things we dealt with were kind of situations like a new team would deal with. We broke a bar in the heat race so we were working on that before the qualifier and just didn't keep up with the track enough and fell way back in the qualifier. There was a stumble in the B Main so I pulled in to save everything for Saturday night."

In Saturday's finale of the Short Track Nationals, Price powered his way to a second-place finish in a heat race after starting fourth. In the fourth qualifier, the young driver finished third. Price came up just a couple of spots short of transferring from the second B Main, finishing sixth.

"The car was a lot better on Saturday night," he said. "We did struggle a bit all weekend for forward bite. We honestly were a little behind the eight ball all weekend, with it being everyone's first time racing in a while. We felt like we had speed all weekend. If a few things were different, maybe we could have finished a little better. We rolled the car into the trailer and we didn't have to run a C main all weekend, which a lot of good cars were stuck in the 'C's'. It was good in that respect, but still frustrating to not be in the show."

Price will return to action Oct. 18-20 during the 25th annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., aboard his family owned No. 21P.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 5 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat Race: 4 (5); Qualifier: 8 (8); B Main: 14 (9)

Oct. 6 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat Race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 3 (2); B Main: 6 (4).

SEASON STATS

41 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 18-20 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 25 th annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

Located in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., Shark Racing Engines has been building high-performance racing engines for more than two decades. For more information, visit http://www.SharkRacingEngines.com .

"I've ran Shark Racing Engines since Day 1," Price said. "I've worked with Marc Huson a lot. His motors run strong and he knows what he's doing. I feel very comfortable and confident using Shark Racing Engines."

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

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Congratulates Fick and Schriever for Track Championships

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Oct. 9, 2018) - Jackson Motorplex officials would like to congratulate Shane Fick and Alex Schriever for earning track championships this season.

Fick edged both 2017 track champion Kaleb Johnson and Elliot Amdahl by only one point to claim the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids title in one of the closest battles in track history. Jacob Hughes finished fourth and was only five points out of the top spot while Brandon Bosma ended fifth - only seven points behind Fick.

Schriever dominated the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc division by recording a division-leading four victories. He also posted a top-five result during all 10 shows to win the title by 182 points. Clinton Bruns finished second with Miles Grein, Brandon Stevenson and Brandon Halverson rounding out the top five, respectively.

Weather won the most races at Jackson Motorplex this season, either cancelling or postponing 10 different nights of action.

Schriever's four triumphs are the most wins any driver earned at the 4/10-mile oval this season. Brady Forbrook scored a division-best three wins in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids class while Jack Dover led the way with a trio of 360ci winged sprint car victories.

Two-time race winners this season include Cory Probst (IMCA hobby stocks); Jay Devries (IMCA sport compacts); Jason Johnson (Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars); Jason Martin (Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids); and Clinton Bruns (NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc).

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 .

 

 

ROA POSTS A PAIR OF TOP THREE FINISHES IN ARIZONA!

(Cypress, CA, October 7, 2018) The great season for USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series point leader Brody Roa continued when he posted a second and third place finish in the two-night Hall of Fame Classic at the Arizona Speedway on September 28th and 29th. The finishes see him carrying a 30-point lead heading into the next race at Perris Auto Speedway on October 20th.

On opening night at the 1/3 of a mile-high banked clay oval in San Tan Valley, Arizona, Roa timed in fifth quick in the 21-car field with a lap of 15.299. That placed him on the inside of the third row in his heat race. It was a heat that proved to be tough, but the 27-year-old advanced to third at the checkered flag.

For the first night main, the Garden Grove, California based driver started on the outside of the second row. At the end of the first circuit, he was third and went one spot better by the end of the fifth lap. He set his sights on the leader, but eventually slipped back to third on the eight go around.

It took ten laps, but Roa eventually wheeled the #91R back to second. The veteran driver got involved in a great battle for the second-place spot and eventually closed in on the leader in lapped traffic late in the race, but a victory was not to be, and he settled for a hard-earned runner-up finish. It was his fifth, second-place outing in the USAC/CRA Series this year.

“We were pretty good for two or three laps after a restart when the tire cooled down,” the point leader said after the race. “After that, we were just hanging on.”

The second night of the Hall of Fame Classic did not start off as well as the first night did. Roa qualified nearly one-second slower than the previous night with a lap of 16.270. That was only good for 15th fastest in the 21-car field. Things improved when he started on the outside of the front row and led every inch of the way to win his 10-lap heat race.

The qualifying attempt continued to haunt Roa into the main event when he had to start on the outside of the seventh row in the 14th position. He did not stay back there long! Using every inch of the track from the top to the bottom, he immediately began to march towards the front of the pack. By the end of the first lap he had advanced to 12th and by the end of the fifth lap, he had moved up seven more spots to break into the top five.

The crowd-pleasing charge continued when he captured the fourth spot on the 11th go around and ten laps later he took third. Roa eventually chased down the second-place car and pulled even at the white flag. However, he was on the bottom and two lapped cars slowed his progress and he was forced to settle for third.

“We did some things on the car for the main and to come from 14th to third is a big deal for this team,” the affable driver told the crowd afterward. “We can show up with a better package next time. The driver kind of screwed us in qualifying tonight. I think we would have had something for them (the first and second place finishers) if we had not started so deep.”

Counting the October 20th race at Perris, there are only six races remaining in the 2018 campaign.
Brody Roa t-shirts and caps will be available in the pits at Perris. They are also available from the team’s website at the following link http://www.brodyroa.com/. The cost is $20.00 plus shipping.

For fans who would like to watch replays of all Roa’s USAC races can do so on LoudPedal Productions site: https://loudpedal.tv/

Roa is still looking for rides in the USAC National and West Coast Series’ when his USAC/CRA schedule (which is at the end of this release) permits. Car owners from those series interested in hiring Roa can call him at 714-932-7994.

The BR Performance team would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2018 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Coffman Racing Graphics, hotpaint4u.com. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s championship contending team, please call 714-932-7994.
Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/
Date Venue Event Finish
2-28 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main
3-1 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main
3-3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out
3-9 Canyon Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4TH A Main
3-10 Canyon Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out
4-7 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1ST A Main
4-14 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
4-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
4-28 Ventura Raceway Ventura Racing Association 1st A Main
5-5 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main
5-19 Thunderbowl Raceway UASC West Coast Sprint Cars 14th A Main
5-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main
6-8 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main
6-9 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars 5th A Main
6-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
6-23 SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway KT100 Karts 1st A Main
7-7 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main
7-20 Plymouth Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th A Main
7-22 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 9th A Main
7-21 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main
7-25 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars 7th B Main
7-26 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th A Main
7-27 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 9th B Main
7-28 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th B Main
8-4 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
8-18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main
9-1 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main
9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
9-3 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main
9-6 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
9-7 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main
9-8 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main
9-22 SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway KT100 Karts 1st A Main
9-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
9-28 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2ND A Main
9-29 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
10-20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
11-2 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-8 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-21 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars
11-22 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

Release produced by Scott Daloisio (909) 226-7768 or mailto:sdaloisiosports@aol.com

 

 

Golobic Back in Victory Lane with Tarlton Motorsports as King of the West Title Hunt Tightens Up with Two To Go

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back aboard the Tarlton Motorsports No. 21x machine for the first time since a second place run back in late July, Shane Golobic was one spot better on Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park as he completed the season sweep at the Bakersfield, CA speed plant and pulled within 13 digits of the series point lead with just two races remaining.

“Saturday night went great,” Shane Golobic noted. “It had been a long time since we last raced together with the way the late Summer schedule was laid out, but I felt really comfortable right of bat and our night ended the best way it could.”

The Fremont, CA native opened the final stretch in the 2018 King of the West season up by timing the potent Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales backed entry in third quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Golobic would pick up a position and finish third which would tally enough points to move into the always important Dash.

Running second to Willie Croft in the Dash, Golobic would find himself on the front row of the 30-lap feature event as he chased after his fourth series win of the season, as well as his second of the year at Kern County.

With Willie Croft choosing the outside line for the start of the race, Golobic would take the green flag from the inside position and would settle into second as things came to fruition.

Chasing after Croft, the field would soon reach the back of the field within mere laps and the fight for the lead would be on in traffic. Closing in on Croft on the sixth circuit, Golboic would use a full head of steam on lap seven as he ripped the top of turns one and two and sailed around Croft who had killed some of his momentum by sliding up in front of a slower car.

Continuing to stay committed to the high, scary side of the race track, Golobic would feel pressure from Bud Kaeding as he came up on two slower cars around the race’s half way point.

Actually losing the lead to Kaeding in traffic, Golobic would not be in second long as he made a swift move back by Kaeding to take over the race lead. Back out in front, Golobic would simply check out from the rest of the field until a late caution made things interesting with just three laps to go.

Nailing his restart, Golobic would create a bit of a gap between himself and second running Willie Croft as he raced on to grab his fourth win of the season.

“The Tarlton’s always provide me with great equipment and Paul, Tyrone, and everyone that lends a hand always give me a great car,” Golobic added. “We struggled a bit in the heat and the Dash but we made some great adjustments and put this car in victory lane where it belongs. I can’t thank the entire Tarlton crew enough for all their hard work, and I am really excited to fight for this championship with two races left.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Yokut Gas, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 15, Wins: 4, Top 5’s: 14, Top 10’s: 15.

ON TAP: Golobic and team return to action on Saturday night as the King of the West Series takes to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA for the Cotton Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

You can also following along with Shane Golobic by following him on Twitter @ShaneGolobic or @ShaneGolobicRac

 

 

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour heads for penultimate event of the season this Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Hanford, CA – October 9, 2018…With the season winding down the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards travels south to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford for the 33rd annual Penny Newman Grain Cotton Classic this Saturday October 13.

The event has been one of the long standing and prestigious showcases in the Central Valley over the years. Apart from 2014 the Penny Newman Grain Cotton Classic has been held at the Kings County Fairgrounds venue every season since the mid 1980’s. The huge night of racing this Saturday will also feature the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Cars and the Western RaceSaver 305 Sprints. If you’re a fan of Winged Sprint Car racing it will certainly be a can’t miss evening of competition.

The Cotton Classic is also the start of a big two weekends of racing in Central, California with the Rico Abreu Racing 25th Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing taking place on October 18, 19 and 20 at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. Over the years numerous fans have come down a week early and taken advantage of catching the final tune-up for teams prior to the Trophy Cup. The Kings County Fairgrounds offers plenty of great camping options for those that want to stay overnight.

With two races remaining defending Sprint Car Challenge Tour champion Kyle Hirst holds a substantial lead in the driver standings, as he looks to bring the home the big money for the second straight season. The Paradise, CA wheel-man has two victories with the tour this year, including opening night of the recent Nor-Cal Posse Shootout. Hirst has 12 overall wins in 2018 and also sits atop the KWS-NARC standings going into the Cotton Classic, which takes place in his car owners Dennis and Theresa Roth’s backyard.

On the owner side of the equation things continue to be tight with Roth Motorsports leading Joshua Bates Motorsports by just six-points heading into Keller Auto Speedway. Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox brought home a pair of podium finishes at the Posse Shootout and is set for a return to the No. 42x machine this Saturday. The two-time Mark Forni Classic winner earned a runner up finish when the Sprint Car Challenge Tour made its Hanford debut on June 16 and has been one of the most consistent drivers as of late.

Roseville’s Sean Becker and Menne Motorsports have also found a spark late in the season and are fresh off their first career Sprint Car Challenge Tour triumph at the Posse Shootout. The decorated driver is up to a season high second in the driver points. Roseville’s Willie Croft, Aromas’ Justin Sanders and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg complete the top-five with two rounds left. Just three-digits separate Sanders and Forsberg, while sixth place Justyn Cox is only 12-markers back of that battle.

Rounding out the top-10 in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards standings going into the 33rd Penny Newman Grain Cotton Classic are Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson and San Jose’s Tim Kaeding, who remains sidelined after an injury sustained in mid-September.

A couple of special entrants sure to add spice to the program will be Rutherford’s Rico Abreu and Wooster, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild, who will both be aboard Abreu Vineyards entries. Abreu captured the Cotton Classic in 2016 and hopes to do so again on Saturday. Additional drivers expected include SCCT Hanford winner in June DJ Netto, along with Cameron Park’s Shane Hopkins, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Hollister’s Ryan Bernal, Foresthill’s Jodie Robinson, Tracy’s Kyle Offill, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Marysville’s Ryan Souza, Fairfield’s Zack Lynskey, Rio Linda’s Cody Lamar, Tulare’s Travis Coehlo, Coarsegold’s Scott Parker and others.

Discounted online tickets are available by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/33rd-annual-cotton-classic-scct-narc-kws-410-tickets-hanford-N07HBF?ref=explore – Online tickets cost $30 for bleachers and $35 for grandstands. Prices will go up $5 during the day of the race at the gate. Front gate opens at 4pm with racing around 7. Live music will be performed prior to the races by the Dirty Poppas.

The Keller Auto Speedway is a 3/8-mile clay oval and is located on the Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford, California. The physical address is 801 S. 10th Ave. Hanford, Ca 93230. More info can be found at www.kellerautospeedway.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Pit Stop USA, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, BR Motorsports, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, D&D Roofing, Driven2SaveLives, Finley Farms, Garner Heat Treat Inc., Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Keizer Wheels, Kevin Sharrah Designs, King Racing Products, Light Up the World Beverages, Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Quick Time Mortgage, Race Punk, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Team Ford of Woodland, Walker Performance Filtration and Winters Performance.

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

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

Remaining Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards events in 2018:

Saturday October 13: Keller Auto Speedway Hanford, CA (33rd annual Cotton Classic with King of the West-NARC) Saturday November 3: Stockton Dirt Track (35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson with King of the West-NARC)

 

 

RAY EVERNHAM, AND A LARGE DISPLAY OF RACE CARS THAT HE WAS INVOLVED WITH DURING HIS HALL OF FAME CAREER TO BE A BIG PART OF PPB MOTORSPORTS 2019 SHOW

OAKS, PA October 9, 2018 . . . NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham will be a big part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Trade and Race Car show, the 34th annual edition, taking place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA January 18-20, 2019.

Evernham is best known for his work with Hendrick Motorsports and as crew chief for Jeff Gordon which led the team to three NASCAR Cup Series championships and 47 wins during their time together. However Evernham has also been a NASCAR Cup car owner, a race car driver, author, car builder, father, husband, TV and radio personality and an automotive genius.

During his participation in the show Evernham will take center stage on Friday night to talk about his career in the sport and answer questions from the audience. And there will be a special video that will honor Ray for his induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame earlier this year.

A fact often overlooked is that the media named Ray the greatest crew chief of all time.

Since age 15 Evernham has worked on race cars. He has designed, built and driven some of the most advance cars known to man.

Filling up a large display area of the show will be race cars that have had Ray’s handiwork during his career.

Jeff Gordon’s Dupont No. 24 rookie season car on which Evernham was the crew chief

Bill Elliott’s No. 9 which won the Brickyard 400 with Ray as the crew chief and owner.

Jim Bauma’s No. 19 asphalt Modified which Ray raced at Wall Stadium, New Egypt Speedway and a few other tracks during his race driving days.

And the Tom Park No. 2p dirt Modified which he won his last pavement race at Flemington Speedway with.

At present Ray is able to share his passion for auto racing and reveal the untold stories of the sport through his TV show titled Glory Road on Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Race Car & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance, which fills 250,000 square feet of show space with just about everything imaginable in motorsports, includes free seminars, autograph opportunities, a large number of speedway and sanctioning organization displays plus the famous Ms. Motorsports Pageant.

For more information check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com. And for those looking to be a part of the displays quickly filling the show contact Danny@aarn.com or call the show office at 609-888-3618.

 

 

EMPIRE ENFORCER: Top-10 on Lone Race Weekend Keeps CJB in the Hunt Triple header weekend across Illinois, Indiana and Ohio up next for 'Greatest Show on Dirt'

CARLISLE, PA. - October 8, 2018 - October opened with a strong run at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway for CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel. Taking part in the event, which was a scheduled during the annual NAPA SuperDIRT week, the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5 machine timed in 10th, finished 4th in the first heat race and started the feature in 10th.

"We went alright at Fulton," Gravel said. "We were tight all night. Nothing really happened in the heat race because the track was still a bit heavy and narrow. We were running 8th in the feature and got better in the second half of it. If the race had been a bit longer, I think we could have gotten at top-5."

After a relatively low-key weekend, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns with a triple header weekend across three states. On Friday, October 12th, the tour takes on Jacksonville (Illi.) Speedway before moving over to the Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. the following night. The weekend wraps up with the #LastCallforthemAll at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio on Sunday, October 14th.

"Jacksonville is a small place," commented Gravel. "We're going to go in there with an open mind and see what we come up with. Terre Haute is a big place and we're looking forward to it. Eldora has been hot and cold for us this year. Hopefully we can end it on a high note."

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2018 STATS:

Events: 68

Quick Times: 3

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 33

Top-10's: 54

Heat Race Wins: 22

Dash Wins: 5

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

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy,Weikert's Live stock J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Textron Offroad, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Abreu earns season win number three; California bound

Date: Friday, October 5th Event: Short Track Championships Series: MOWA Sprint Car Series Track: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Ill.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (10th)

Date: Saturday, October 6th Event: #GYATKExtravaganza Series: All Star Circuit of Champions Track: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, Ind.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): Cancelled/Rain

ST. HELENA, Calif. (October 8, 2018) - Rico Abreu’s weekend off did absolutely no harm to the St. Helena, Calif., native, eventually getting back behind the wheel of a sprint car on Friday, October 5, for the Short Track Championships at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway.

The decision to join the MOWA Sprint Car Series proved beneficial, ultimately earning his third victory of the 2018 season, his first under the MOWA banner, by utilizing a late-race restart to drive around three competitors in one corner to take command. The winning move occurred with just five circuits remaining, diamonding off of turn two to do so.

Abreu’s MOWA win joins a list that includes two World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victories in 2018; the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 and the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway.

“That was so much fun,” Rico Abreu explained, driver of the Rico Abreu Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Alpinestars/Lucas Oil/Rhino Wipe/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car. “Anytime you race on a tight, 1/4-mile oval like that, anything can happen. You sometimes have to slow down to be fast and that is exactly what we did. It was a great way to start the weekend. Too bad that was our only start.”

Rico Abreu’s plan to end the recent weekend with All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Kokomo Speedway on Saturday, October 6, was disrupted by Mother Nature. The event was cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

Up next on the schedule, Rico Abreu will return to California and join the Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) for the Cotton Classic at Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday, October 13. The 360 sprint car event will join an evening card that also includes King of the West-NARC 410 Series action and the WRS 305 Sprints.

In addition, the ‘Wild Child’ Jac Haudenschild will join the Rico Abreu Racing stable and compete in a second car during the SCCT program at Keller Auto Speedway.

Fans should stay alert via Rico Abreu Racing social media for continuing updates regarding his California schedule.

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

Rico Abreu: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/

2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru October 8, 2018) Total Races: 70 Total Wins: 3 Total Top-5s: 11 Total Top-10s: 30 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Smoke scores top-five against MOWA in Illinois

Date: Friday, October 5th Event: Short Track Championships Series: MOWA Sprint Car Series Track: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Ill.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (9th)

Date: Saturday, October 6th Event: #GYATKExtravaganza Series: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Track: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, Ind.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): Cancelled/Rain

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 8, 2018) - Despite losing a battle to Mother Nature on Saturday during his visit to Kokomo Speedway for the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 finale, Tony Stewart’s recent weekend did feature success.

In fact, Smoke, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car, earned his 25th top-five performance of the year on Friday night during a trip to northern Illinois, joining the MOWA Sprint Car Series for the Short Track Championships on October 5.

Smoke’s top-five performance was the result of a charge from row five, advancing from ninth to finish fifth, officially, on a tight, but racey Jacksonville, 1/4-mile oval. The Columbus, Ind., native used the bottom groove of the speedway to sneak into fifth after a restart with eight laps remaining.

“That was fun. Racing on little ovals like that can be really tricky. We actually almost got caught up in a spin early in the race, but I was able to dive low enough to miss it,” Tony Stewart explained about his visit to Jacksonville Speedway. “Too bad we didn’t get a chance to keep that momentum going on Saturday during our visit to Kokomo. It was a successful All Star season, but I’m sad to see it end like that.”

Tony Stewart’s schedule for the next few weekends remains uncertain. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online via Tony Stewart Racing social media for continuing updates.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.tonystewart.com.

Tony Stewart: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/ or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TonyStewart

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru October 8, 2018) Total Races: 63 Total Wins: 2 Total Top-5s: 25 Total Top-10s: 36

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CONTACT: Tyler Altmeyer Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises (724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

 

 

Schatz powers to a podium at Fulton Speedway

Dates: Saturday, October 6th Event: Super DIRT Week Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Fulton Speedway (Fulton, N.Y.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): 3rd (4th)

World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 10/8/2018): 1st - 8986 points (244-point margin over second place, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 8, 2018) - In conjunction with New York’s annual Super DIRT Week, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz continued his 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign with a one-night stop at Fulton Speedway on Saturday, October 6, officially kicking off a busy October schedule for the Greatest Show On Dirt that includes events in six states across four weekends.

In true championship form, Schatz’s trip to the Empire State was undoubtedly successful, finishing third during main event competition after starting fourth on the grid, ultimately boosting his top-five season total to 46 with the World of Outlaws. The podium run was a third consecutive for Schatz at Fulton Speedway which includes a victory in 2016.

The pilot of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 sprint car kicked off the evening program in central New York with a runner-up finish during heat race action.

“It was a good way for this team to kick off the month,” Donny Schatz said, the nine-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion. “The recent weekend was fairly calm compared to what we are up against during the next few weeks. We’ve officially hit the homestretch of our season. This team is still hungry for victories so we’re going to keep working hard and hopefully add a few more to the list.”

Donny Schatz will continue this 2018 championship quest with three starts in three days in three states, first invading the Land of Lincoln on Friday, October 12, followed by stops in the Hoosier State and the Buckeye State on October 13 & 14, respectively. The weekend triple-header will include visits to Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway, Terre Haute (Ind.) Speedway, and Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Schatz will enter the weekend with 19 World of Outlaws victories to his credit in 2018, four of which at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, the most recent being the $50,000 Kings Royal in mid-July.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on www.dirtvision.com during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2018.

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru October 8, 2018) Total Races: 66 Total Wins: 21 Total Top-5s: 48 Total Top-10s: 61

World of Outlaws Races: 64 World of Outlaws Wins: 19 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 46 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 59

 

 

NCRA Sprint Car Points Battle Concludes This Saturday Night!

Park City, Kansas – October 8, 2018 – With inclement weather cancelling the next-to-last event of the season this past weekend, it all comes down to this coming Saturday night as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division closes out their 29th consecutive season at 81 Speedway in Park City.

And it doesn’t end there as four drivers have a shot at becoming 2018 series champion with just 140-points separating the top four in the standings. Coupled with drivers fifth through tenth in the standings jockeying to better their position in the final standings, the night sets up to be action-filled.

It will be the eighth event of the season at the “home” of the series with current series points leader Jeremy Campbell of Wichita claiming two of those victories, including the most recent event atop the three-eighths mile oval back on September 2.

Other drivers who have claimed victories this season at 81 Speedway include: Jonathan Cornell, Don Droud, Jr., Jake Bubak, Blake Hahn and Tim Crawley.

Coming into the night, three-time and defending tour champion Campbell holds a slim fifteen-point lead over J.D. Johnson, who is contention for his first-career series championship.

Former tour champion Droud, Jr. sits just 55-points out of the point lead while Norman, Oklahoma’s Danny Jennings still has a shot, with the two events remaining, as he sits 140-points behind Campbell.

Jake Greider (-250), Jeff Stasa (-230), J.R. Topper (-330), Fred Mattox (-585), Kaden Taylor (-880) and Ray Seeman (-1245) round out the top ten in points.

Through the eleven events that have been completed, ninety different drivers from sixteen states have competed in at least one event. Drivers having reached victory lane include Campbell, Jennings and Cornell (2), Johnson, Droud, Hahn, Crawley and Bubak.

Around the region, no 360-ci events are slated with several drivers already informing series officials their intentions on competing. Among them include former touring regular Jason Martin, formally of Liberal and now residing in Lincoln, Nebraska. Martin will be driving the #1B owned by Craig Bolz. Newly crowned two-time United Rebel Sprint Series 305-ci champion Zach Blurton of Quinter, Kansas, the 2012 NCRA sprint car rookie of the year, will drop in a 360-ci powerplant for the first time this season and will also be competing. Essex, Iowa driver Blaine Peterson is also slated to make the tow as well as other drivers in surrounding states.

This event will pay the series standard $2000 to win and $300 to start.

Gates for this Saturday night at 81 Speedway will open at 5:00 PM with race action set for 7:00 PM. Grandstand general admission is just $15 for adults while children eleven and under will be admitted, into the grandstands, for free. This will also be Business Appreciation Night at the speedway with all City, State and County employees being admitted into the grandstands for free as well as one of your guest. You must present your current badge or paystub, along with your ID, to be admitted.

81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. More track information can be found on the track website race81speedway.com.

Keep tabs on daily updates on the season finale for the NCRA sprint car division by accessing the series official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

To learn more about all-things National Championship Racing Association, check out their official website www.racencra.com or call (316) 755-1781.

Current 2018 NCRA Sprint car Point Standings:

1) Jeremy Campbell 2380, 2) J.D. Johnson 2365, 3) Don Droud, Jr. 2325, 4) Danny Jennings 2240, 5) Jake Greider 2130, 6) Jeff Stasa 2060, 7) J.R. Topper 2050, 8) Fred Mattox 1795, 9) Kaden Taylor 1580, 10) Ray Seeman 1135

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Makes Triumphant Return to Ocean Speedway as He Scores Season Ending Victory with Brad Furr Winning Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo Title

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- After sitting out nearly the entire month of September due to injury, Dominic Scelzi has shown now sings of rust in his return to racing as he was able to pocket his second career Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo feature event win in just his second weekend back in action.

Friday night marked the season finale at Ocean Speedway, and when the final green flag of the season dropped, it was local favorite Kurt Nelson getting out to the early lead with Brad Furr and Jeremy Chisum giving chase.

As the leaders got into traffic early, Furr would begin the reel in Nelson and take over the race lead on the 11th circuit as Nelson drifted high in turns three and four. Losing the lead, Nelson would also lose second and Dominic Scelzi was also able to get by to take over the position.

Sceliz wasn’t done yet as he would have a full head of steam getting into turns one and two and it would allow him to slide up in front of Furr and take command of the race on the 12th circuit.

Lap 15 saw the race’s first caution flag displayed and Scelzi would lead the field back to green as he led over Furr, Sanders, Kurt Nelson, and Kyle Offill. Scelzi would continue to look strong out front as he would pull away from the field leaving the race for the second as the best battle on the track.

Lap 26 would see Sanders finally get by Furr to move into second as many kept their eyes on the No. 17 entry as he has a flare for the late race pass.

A lap 26 restart gave Sanders an opportunity to get by Scelzi but Scelzi’s momentum up top kept him out front and allowed to him leave the field in his wake as he scored the win during the final feature of the season with Sanders finishing second followed by Furr, Bud Kaeding, and Kurt Nelson rounding out the Top-Five.

With the waiving of the checkered flag, Brad Furr was offically crowned the 2018 Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo Champion for the third time in his career.

The night kicked off with Furr earning Ray Scheidts Electric Quick Time honros, with heat wins going to Kurt Nelson, Jeremy Chisum and Tucker Worth, as Chisum also won the Dash.

Gary Nelson, Jr was involved in a hard wreck during heat race action and it actually left him a little banged up as he sat out for the feature event and James Ringo climbed aboard the Keller Motorsports entry. For this, Nelson was the final Beer Optics Hard Luck recipient of the 2018 season.

Gaining nine positions in the feautre event and finishing fourth Bud Kaeding was the High-5 Pizza Hard Charger.

2018 Winners- Justin Sanders (March 30th), Bud Kaeding (April 13th), Justin Sanders (April 27th), Brad Furr (May 4th), Bud Kaeding (May 11th), Koen Shaw (June 15th), Justin Sanders (July 6th), Brad Furr (July 13th), Tanner Thorson (July 20th) Justin Sanders (July 27th), Brad Furr (August 10th), Brad Furr (August 17th), Bud Kaeding (September 21), Dominic Scelzi (October 5th).

ON TAP- The 2018 season has come to a close and the only thing left is to crown champions. The Night of Champions banquet for Ocean Speedway will take place on December 15th at the Seascape Gold Club in Aptos, CA.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Ocean Speedway by visiting the website at www.racepmg.com, by following us on Twitter @Ocean_Speedway, or by liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-Speedway-169905873046770/.

Ocean Speedway is located at 2601 E. Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076.

 

 

STEWART SCORES TOP-FIVE FINISH AT FULTON

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 8, 2018) - The World of Outlaws wrapped up the final race of the season in the Empire State this past Saturday night at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway. Shane Stewart and his Kyle Larson Racing team put together a strong night and tallied a solid top-five finish at the 1/3-mile, high-banked circuit.

Stewart kicked off the night by earning the quickest qualifying lap-time and started on the pole of the opening heat race. He went on to win Heat 1, transferring him into the dash. The Bixby, Okla., native finished sixth in the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn an outside row three starting position for the 30-lap feature event. Stewart settled in the sixth spot and just after the halfway point, he moved into the top five. On the final lap, Stewart was able to gain one more position to earn a fourth-place finish.

"We had another good finish this weekend at Fulton," said the pilot of the Chevrolet Accessories No. 2. "It feels good to be back in a stride of good finishes. I can't thank Heath [Moyle] and Jakob [Weaver] enough for all of their hard work. We just need to keep the momentum rolling and finish out the season strong for Kyle and all of our sponsors."

The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action Friday, October 12 at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway. QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Fulton Speedway DATE: October 6, 2018 QUALIFYING: 1st HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 5th DASH FINISH: 6th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 6th FEATURE FINISH: 4th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 69 WINS: 1 TOP-FIVES: 18 TOP-10s: 45

 

 

Chad Kemenah Changing Directions In 2019

 By: Joe Burrage

Chad Kemenah and the Hunter Racing Team will be going in different directions for the 2019 season and Six Time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Champion will be seeking a ride.

“I have to thank Rob and Rita Hunter for the past four seasons of racing, they have provided my brother and I with a tremendous opportunity,” said Kemenah. “During the past four seasons our entire race team accomplished a lot with two All Star Championships, Rob and Rita’s first World of Outlaws win at Fremont Speedway, and two top ten finishes at the Knoxville Nationals.”

“I would also like to thank Champion Racing Oil, they have been racing with me for the past eight years and I can’t thank them enough for all their support and I look forward to working with them in the future,” said Kemenah. Also many thanks to all of our partners with Hunter Racing, Maxim Chassis, Kistler Racing Engines, JRC Transportation, JLT, DKW Transport, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Mark Burch, Real Racing Wheels, Factory Kahne Shocks, Top Flight Wings, FSR Radiators, Brilex and KSE Racing Products.

“In closing, I would like to thank my brother Brian Kemenah for all his hard work for the past four years,” says Kemenah. “Brian is one of the best crew chiefs in the business and I can’t tell you how much he has helped me during the past four seasons and we had a hell of a run. I also have to thank everyone that is associated with this team, good help is hard to find and when we had extra help it was always top quality.”

Chad will be looking for a ride for the 2019 season and can be contacted at 419-348-2222. We look forward to seeing everyone at the track again in 2019.

 

 

Classic Entry Forms On-Line as McFadden and Doukas Commit Early

The 2019 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry forms may have only just become available to potential participants, but it hasn’t stopped two of 2018’s A-Main qualifiers from nominating nice and early.

Having produced a career best qualifying night performance, which resulted in a sound 4th place finish, Peter Doukas not only made the Sunday night A-Main but also found himself in the privileged position of starting on the front row of a race he has grown up watching.

An eventual 10th place finish capped a great weekend for Doukas who will return to Sungold Stadium over the course of the 2018-19 season in preparation for another tilt at Classic success for his loyal band of local supporters including Warrnambool Locksmith’s, Giblin Family Homes, Lane Transport, South Coast Haulage, AKC Kitchens, P.T.S, Mona’s Concrete Pumping and Facet@124.

Joining Doukas as an early entry for the Classic, is none other than 2017 Classic Champion James McFadden who will return to be a major drawcard at the Classic behind the wheel of the potent Monte Motorsport, KRE powered W17 Maxim.

Daniel Trucking, GT Bobcat, T & D Wholesale, Aleabrax Systems, Camden Neon, Daimler Trucks Perth, Factory Kahne Shocks, Performance Racegear and KRE Race Engines will throw their support behind McFadden as he aims to join an illustrious group of drivers to have claimed two or more Classic wins.

All race fans are reminded that the anticipated launch of on-line ticket sales for not only the 2019 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic but every meeting of the 2018-19 season at Sungold Stadium is scheduled for October 22, 2018, with all interested parties advised to keep an eye on the Club’s website and social media platforms for more information as the date approaches.

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

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

 

 

HARVEST CUP WILL CLOSE OUT THE 2018 RACING SEASON

Haubstadt, IN - October 8, 2018 - Tri-State Speedway will present the HARVEST CUP on Saturday October 13th. This will be the final race of the season at the speedway. This year the event will welcome racers representing four different organizations. The 410 Hoosier Tire MSCS Sprint Car Series will share the spotlight with the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Sprint Car Series in a co-sanctioned event. Their feature will pay $5,000 to win. The appearances of the UMP Modified Cars and the MMSA Mini-Sprints will provide a triple header for the fans. The HARVEST CUP originated 7 years ago. It has served to provide an opportunity to present trophies to the MSCS Champion Driver and Car Owner plus the Rookie of the Year Awards at the track with fans present. Carson Short already holds a decisive 124 points lead over his closest rival Donny Brackett. With a maximum of 75 points available this season, Carson Short will be crowned as the 2018 Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series Champion. Richard Short of Marion, IL, will receive the accompanying car owner award. Eric Perrott of Sumner, IL, is the 18th driver in series history to become a Rookie of the Year with MSCS. The HARVEST CUP stands as one final opportunity to gain those remaining valuable season points. The result could be a larger share of the Hoosier Tire sponsored point fund. The driver to become the runner-up is to be decided on race night between Donny Brackett and Brandon Mattox. Aric Gentry, Robert Ballou, and Kent Schmidt are also looking at potential Top Five finishes in season points! These spots are to be determined. The points battle will unfold as soon as heat races begin and likely continue until the last lap of the feature. Five drivers have posted MSCS feature wins at Tri-State Speedway this season. Kevin Thomas Jr. has collected two of those features. Most recent was a win at the Haubstadt Hustler with C.J. Leary running second. Leary also has two wins at Haubstadt this season including the Hoosier Sprint Nationals. Leary also won the 2017 HARVEST CUP and Thomas won it the year prior. Other two time MSCS winners on the circuit during 2018 were Carson Short and Robert Ballou. The POWRi WAR Sprints will be racing at the HARVEST CUP this year using an opportunity offered following an appearance set for Tri-State Speedway in June which was rained out. This make-up date follows an appearance at Jacksonville, IL, the week before. The engagement promises to increase the field of cars that will assemble. It will be a real challenge to make the feature! Drivers following the WAR series regularly are from IL, MO, IA, NE. TN, and IN. Leading drivers include Landon Simon, Korey Weyant, Mitch Wissmiller, Slater Helt, Kaitlynn Leer, and Terry Babb. Well known drivers compete with MSCS and WAR at every opportunity! The UMP Modifieds will also be racing during the program and provide their usual brand of open wheel excitement. They will be competing for an increased purse with their feature paying $1,000 to win. Zach Fair of Petersburg, IN, has the most modified feature wins this season with three. Dave Beck won the modified feature at last year’s Cup race. Beck has three runner-up finishes to his credit at Haubstadt this season. The MMSA Mini-Sprints will be an added attraction. The touring series will be making a third appearance of the season at Tri-State Speedway. Cody Trammel and Bradley Strunk won the previous two MMSA features at the track. Strunk has been a strong contender with a victory and a second in those appearances at Haubstadt. Andy Bradley was the winner at the October race last year at Tri-State Speedway. Sunday October 14th will serve as a predetermined rain date if needed. Also the race times have been adjusted forward. Warm-ups will begin at 5 o’clock with racing set for 6:30 P.M. Drivers are reminded that the pit gate will open at 2:30 in the afternoon with the MSCS pill draw closing at 4:15 P.M. prior to the drivers meeting. Remember this all important race date! On Saturday October 13th Tri-State Speedway will be racing one last time to end this season. The grandstands for the triple header will open at 3:30 P.M. Adult tickets are $22. Student tickets (ages 13-18) are $17. Children (age 12 and under) are admitted free! Pit passes cost $30.

Provided as News & Information for MSCS & Tri-State Speedway.

 

 

Fry to take over FAST 410 Championship Series

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - When the FAST 410 Championship Series embarks on it's 11th season in 2019 it will do so under new ownership. Aaron Fry, who created the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) in 2011, has assumed ownership of the FAST organization.

FAST began in 2009 under Bryan Autullo, Scott Porter and Chris Kettman, sprint car fans who wanted to bring more recognition and funds to the teams that raced weekly at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer took over the FAST series in 2014 and expanded it to include a few other tracks and changed the name to simply FAST Championship Series.

"I have always had a very good working relationship with Aaron and the BOSS series. They have always lived up to their promises and Aaron has the same goal as I have had....to do what's best for the sport of sprint car racing. BOSS and FAST are both series for the working man. Aaron and his team will continue the great progress we've made with FAST."

"I want to thank Paul Kistler and Kistler Racing Products for throwing his support behind the creation of FAST and for Bob Williams of All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads who continued that support the past couple of years and every one of the fantastic marketing partners who made the series work. I also want to thank all the teams, tracks and fans for their support of FAST over the past 10 years," added Farmer.

Farmer recently announced he was stepping away as the promoter of Fremont Speedway after 11 years at the wheel of "The Track That Action Built" citing increasing time demands for his growing businesses which include six NAPA Auto Parts stores, a limousine and party bus company and a real estate company. That prompted his discussions with Fry to take over FAST.

"I'm honored to be chosen by Rich to carry on the FAST name and we plan to do our best to make him, the marketing partners and the teams proud to be associated with BOSS/FAST," Fry said.

BOSS has been and will continue in 2019 to be a non-wing sprint car series since its inception. Fry added three winged BOSS events in 2018 as a test which proved to be highly successful with 27 cars at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio; 26 cars at Gas City Speedway in Gas City, Indiana; and 29 cars at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana.

"We recognize the great tradition of winged sprint car racing in the Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania region. When we created BOSS we did so to give more racers the option to compete. BOSS has grown every year in terms of the number of competitors and tracks and it only made sense to take a look at a regional winged series," said Fry, who is a former winged sprint car driver.

Fry said he will keep the FAST Championship Series name. "It's grown to be a recognizable name with great marketing partners and teams....we have no plans to change that," he said.

Fry said he is aiming for 20-25 FAST Championship Series events in 2019 targeting tracks in all of Ohio, Eastern Indiana and possibly a swing through Pennsylvania. He said the BOSS non-wing series will once again plan 20-25 races as well in the same regions.

"We will work with Rich and the existing marketing partners and we plan to have a FAST point fund for at least the top 10 teams depending on how much sponsorship is obtained," Fry said.

"With the three winged races BOSS held this past year we have gotten a lot of inquiries from tracks and joining forces now with FAST will open that up to more possibilities. We will, however, stick to the core of BOSS and FAST and that's to have a series for the weekend racers. Our goal is to keep this fun for the race teams and fans," Fry added.

As for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series, Farmer said he is contemplating it's future and no decision has yet to be made.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the FAST Championship Series or BOSS series can contact Fry at 740-703-3768.

FAST 410 Championship Series Champions: 2009-Craig Mintz 2010-Byron Reed 2011-Bryan Sebetto 2012-Bryan Sebetto 2013-Craig Mintz 2014-Byron Reed 2015-Byron Reed 2016-Byron Reed 2017-DJ Foos 2018-Craig Mintz

BOSS Champions: 2012-Dustin Smith 2013-Tony Beaber 2014-Mike Miller 2015-Shawn Westerfeld 2016-Shawn Westerfeld 2017-Dustin Smith 2018-Final point race is Oct. 13

 

 

MIKE GROSSWENDT NAMED BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS GRAND MARSHAL!

(Perris, CA, October 3, 2018) One of sprint car racings biggest fans and supporters, Mike Grosswendt, has been named Grand Marshal of the 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. The race, which is an annual showdown between the USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars, takes place on November 8th, 9th and 10th and features a purse of more than $131,000.00.

Promoter Don Kazarian made the announcement at the USAC/CRA Sprint Car race on September 22nd after a meeting with Grosswendt. This was the second time Kazarian approached Grosswendt about being Grand Marshal and this time he was determined to not take no for an answer.

“I asked Mike to be Grand Marshal of the Oval Nationals two years ago and he said no, because he did not think he was worthy of it,” Kazarian said with a smile. “Frankly, I cannot think of anyone who is worthier of the honor. His company, All Coast Construction, is widely known throughout the sprint car world. I told him at our meeting last month that I wanted him to be Grand Marshal. He reluctantly agreed. I am very pleased that we will get to honor him.”

“Mike contributes to the purse, takes care of the media with swag bags, puts up the Tony Jones Hard Charger Award and much more,” Kazarian continued. “And, it is not only the Oval Nationals. He is involved with events at other tracks and has helped a lot of race teams. He was one of the main components to Damion Gardner establishing a speed record for a sprint car at Bonneville a few years ago. Mike is also a very talented racing photographer and a polished writer. But, most of all, he is as big a fan of non-wing sprint car racing as you will ever find.”

Don Kazarian Mike Grosswendt.jpg Promoter Don Kazarian (left) and Mike Grosswendt at the 2015 Oval Nationals. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

“It is a tremendous honor,” Grosswendt said when asked about being named Grand Marshal. “I want to thank Don for the honor. It is such a prestigious race. Drivers are inspired to take home one of the famous Budweiser Eagle trophies and the big payday. I believe it is the biggest purse in non-wing racing.”

Being that he has a special place in his heart for the race, the USAC/CRA Series and Perris Auto Speedway, makes being Grand Marshal so much sweeter.

“The USAC/CRA Series is the epitome of non-wing racing in the west and Perris is for all practical purpose its home base,” Grosswendt said. “The Ovals is the culmination of that series and the USAC National Series and the championship in both may come down to that final night. I have been working with Don (Kazarian) and Levi Jones from USAC and we are determined to put on a sensational show and make it as good as it has ever been.”

This year’s purse for the Oval Nationals is $131,380.00. The winner of Saturday’s finale will take home $25,000.00, second place will pocket $15,000.00 and third will receive $10,000.00. The finale will pay $1,000.00 to start. The Thursday and Friday preliminaries will each pay $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start. All three nights will be full points paying races for both the National and CRA Series.’

Entry blanks for the Oval Nationals are available at http://perrisautospeedway.com/.

Advance tickets are available at the following link https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. For fans who do not wish to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the front gate each night.

Oval Nationals Champions 1996 Jimmy Sills 1997 Rip Williams 1998 Rodney Argo 1999 Rickie Gaunt 2000 Tony Jones 2001 Bud Kaeding 2002 Bud Kaeding 2003 Cory Kruseman 2004 Cory Kruseman 2005 Dave Darland 2006 Dave Darland 2007 Bud Kaeding 2008 Jesse Hockett 2009 Damion Gardner 2010 Chris Windom 2011 Damion Gardner 2012 Mike Spencer 2013 Dave Darland 2014 Robert Ballou 2015 Bryan Clauson 2016 Damion Gardner 2017 Kevin Thomas Jr.

Advance tickets for all PAS events, including the November 8th, 9th and 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction, are available 24 hours a day online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not want to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.

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

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

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2018 Perris Auto Speedway

October 6th - 14th SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAIR

October 6th - Hay Bucking 2:00 P.M., Nitro Circus 7:00 P.M.

October 7th - Monster Trucks 1:30 and 6:30 P.M.

October 8th - Monster Trucks 7:30 P.M.

October 12th - TUFF Trucks & Off-Road Jump Contest ARENA 1:00 and 6:00 P.M

October 13th - TUFF Trucks & Off-Road Jump Contest ARENA 1:00 and 6:00 P.M

October 14th - Night of Destruction Democross 1:30 and 6:30 P.M.

October 20th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars

October 27th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 7th Oval Nationals Practice

November 8th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 9th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY PRESENTS THUNDER ON THE HILL HALLOWEEN PARTY, PLANS TRICK OR TREATS AND,

21ST ANNUAL MODIFIED TRAFFIC JAM TO OFFER $5,000 TO WIN, $1,000 FOR TENTH AND $500 TO TAKE THE GREEN SATURDAY, OCT 13

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 4, 2018) . . . . Trick or Treat, a Halloween Parade, Ghostly Ghouls and the MODS at the MADHOUSE make up a big night of Spooktacular racing on the “haunted hill” of Grandview Speedway Saturday night, October 13 for the finale of the 29th season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. The 358 Modifieds/Big Block modifieds will battle in the 21st running of the Traffic Jam, a 40 lap feature paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for tenth and $500 to take the green for pre-entries of the 40 lap feature. The Sportsman and MASS Sprint cars will also be on the program that starts promptly at 6 PM.

It is no surprise who the early pre-entries are and the list includes Freedom 76 winner Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren, Billy Pauch, Ryan Godown, Billy Pauch Jr, Ryan Watt, Don Norris, Jared Umbenhauer and Gary Hager just to name a few.

Sportsman and MASS Sprint Cars will also be a part of this Triple Thunder Thriller event with pit gates opening at 2:30 PM, general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM with cars taking the green flag at 6 PM.

Fans interested in advance tickets may order them by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one-half hour before general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Saturday, October 13, then general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM. The pit page will open at 2:30 PM and race time is set for 6 PM.

This haunting Halloween trick-or-treat celebration will spotlight the Modified Traffic JAM -- a race rich in history, having started in 1998 when Brett Hearn took the inaugural win. In the twenty year history of the Traffic Jam, Hearn is a four-time winner.

A special rules package is offered as a 'treat' to the region's competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted. An event sheet with the complete payoff, rules, and details is available at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

There is no entry fee but drivers must pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff. Drivers may pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on 'the hill.' The same tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman - competitors are allowed to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are allowed to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors.

Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be popular attire for the night with awards going out to best dressed for children and adults. Please expect some Halloween candy and of course, this night always provides some tricks and treats along the way.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 15 years and will once again include the fan Costume parade. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween prizes.

'Joe the Pizza Dude' will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when 'The Pizza Dude' comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

Grandview Speedway

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 29 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 131 events, over $4.5 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 56th Anniversary season in 2018. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

 

 

Reutzel Looks to Finish off All Star Title in Kokomo Finale

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (October 5, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team are just one night removed from capturing the 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions title.

The pursuit that kicked off in February all comes down to Saturday night’s series finale at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway. If weather proves necessary, a Sunday rain date is available.

With the driver’s portion of the championship already secured, Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team need a finish of 16th or better in the Kokomo finale to secure the overall team title.

“We’ll just have to play it by ear and see how the race plays out,” the driver of the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry said of Kokomo strategy. “If Paul (McMahan) is out front, then we’ll just have to try to maintain and get a good top-ten finish. But if he has trouble early, then we can go all out for the win.”

Reutzel’s first season of All Star Circuit of Champions competition has included plenty of wins along the way already. Nine in total in fact to top the series win charts.

Overall, Reutzel’s All Star season has included 21 top-fives and 30 top-tens that have pushed the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry to the top of the point charts in a rookie campaign.

After picking off the first of 11 overall wins on the year in World of Outlaws competition right off the bat in California, Reutzel made his first visit to All Star victory lane at Ohio’s Sharon Speedway on May 5.

And it was on from there on out with Reutzel racing to victory lane in nearly 25% of the series events since that time, including the most recent event at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway on September 22 that secured the driver portion of the championship.

Now, a finish of 16th or better on Saturday night at Kokomo Speedway accomplished the team goal before finishing out the balance of the season in World of Outlaws competition with the California’s Trophy Cup mixed in as well.

2018 Quick Stats: 68 races, 11 wins, 27 top-fives, 39 top-tens.

Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions season finale at Kokomo (IN) Speedway on Saturday.

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

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

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

 

 

Bacon STN Bound after another Pair of USAC Sprint Car Top-Five Runs

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (October 5, 2018) – Brady Bacon returns to some familiar territory this weekend after an extended absence as a washed out USAC weekend alters the course to Little Rock, Arkansas, for the 31st running of the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway.

It comes on the heels of last weekend’s set of Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car events that included a pair of top-five finishes with a fifth-place showing in the Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown finale on Thursday night and then a runner-up finish in Saturday’s Fall Nationals at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

This weekend’s return to I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals comes as a result of a pair of USAC Sprint Car races rained out at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway and Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway.

Bacon has raced his way into three previous Short Track Nationals championship feature events, including a runner-up finish in 2011 after topping a preliminary feature event. Bacon last competed at the Short Track Nationals in 2012.

Last weekend’s USAC Sprint Car triple kicked off with the conclusion of the Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown at Kokomo Speedway. Already locked into the “King of the Hill” pole shuffle, Bacon finished out the night with a fifth-place feature run after starting sixth.

“We were just way too tight in the feature,” Bacon said of the Smackdown finale.

Friday night found Bacon in action at Gas City I-69 Speedway, where he salvaged a 13th-place finish after starting the night by timing in 14th-quickest in qualifying.

“”We struggled at Gas City, it was the same car that we crashed at Haubstadt and it wasn’t working right,” Bacon comments. “We decided to change cars after that and retire that one for the year.”

The change of cars proved to be a wise one, as Bacon was in the lead mix at Lawrenceburg’s Fall Nationals on Saturday night and led a good portion of the race before settling for runner-up honors at the stripe.

“I got a little tight on that one restart, hit that hole in three and bounced it pretty good,” Bacon said of the moment that he surrendered the lead. “We were actually pretty lucky to finish that one, it was pretty rough on equipment.”

With an unanticipated week off from the wingless ranks, Bacon straps on the wings and sets his sight on the $10,041 winner’s share at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway this weekend with preliminary action on Friday preceding the Saturday night finale.

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

2018 Quick Stats: 86 races, 9 wins, 40 top-fives, 53 top-tens.

Up Next: 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR, on Friday and Saturday.

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

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

 

 

TKS Motorsports – A Very Good Year

Des Moines, IA (October 3, 2018) – The season is done for the TKS Motorsports team and Austin McCarl, though the list of accomplishments is long. In only their second full year working together, Austin McCarl and the Troy & Tammy Renfro-owned team finished atop the podium, claiming the 2018 Knoxville Raceway Track Championship in the 410 division, as well as scoring four wins at the famed half-mile.

Troy recognized that the team’s growth in the second year with Austin in the driver’s seat led to the season of strong and consistent performance. “I think our first year together gave Austin the chance to get used to our equipment, then this year he really came into his own,” said Troy.

It wasn’t just the familiarity with the equipment that benefitted McCarl and the TKS team in year two, but also the strong communication between driver and owner. “Troy and I have definitely gotten to the point where we understand each other well, and it showed in our results,” said Austin.

The owner of the Casey’s General Stores/Midwest Basement Systems #2KS added a bit of color to Austin’s remarks. “My wife and crew have a habit of saying about me that ‘There’s the right way, the wrong way, and then there’s Troy’s way,’” said Troy. “Though I think Austin’s good for me and I’ve been good for him; I’m a bit of an older guy and he’s still pretty young, so we bring different things to the table.”

Ending the season with four victories at Knoxville, the first was the sweetest, as it was Austin’s first. “It was an amazing feeling to get my first win at Knoxville,” said Austin. “It definitely felt good to back it up right away the following week and show that it wasn’t just a one-time thing.”

While it was not his first, the opening night victory was special for Renfro and the TKS team. “I was happier for Austin to pick up his first win than anything,” said Troy. “I’ve watched him grow as a racecar driver and to see it show with the wins we picked up this year, especially the first, it meant a lot to Tammy and I.”

When it came down to it, both driver and owner had the same succinct answer regarding their season: “It was a great year,” said both Troy & Austin.

Now that the action on the track is complete, planning is the name of the game for the TKS Motorsports squad. “Our focus will be on Knoxville again next year, with the hope to travel more if we’re able,” said Troy.

Though the 2018 season is complete, the 2019 season will be here before you know it! TKS Motorsports has numerous sponsorship opportunities available for next season and you can secure your spot on the car now, whether that be for a race or the full season. Join the great group of partners listed below!

The Renfros: Troy, Tammy, Katelyn, and Sydney, would like to thank Austin and all of the crew: Jonathan, Parker, and Brad for their hard work this season!

TKS Motorsports is thankful for the support from all of their loyal sponsors:

Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Midwest Basement Systems, Neumann Brothers Construction, AFA Wheels, AL Driveline, All Star Performance, AO Designs, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Billy Bell House Moving, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Chalk Stix Torsion Bars, Fibreworks Composites, Gail Dielman, Hoosier, HRP, Indy Race Parts, Justice Brothers, KSE Racing Products, Liberty Ready Mix, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Parker Performance, PennGrade Motor Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Slade Shock Technology, Snyder Landscaping & Lawn Care, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Top Flight Wings, Walker Filtration Systems, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

KYLE LARSON RACING AND STEWART RETURN TO FULTON

FULTON SPEEDWAY: As the season winds down, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set for their last start of the season in the Empire State this weekend. Kyle Larson Racing and Shane Stewart will make their one and only start of 2018 at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway Saturday night.

FULTON HISTORY: Stewart and his KLR team have competed at Fulton Speedway the past two seasons. Last year, the Bixby, Okla., native finished 11th and in 2016, Stewart led his team to a fifth-place score after starting 10th at the 1/3-mile, high-banked oval.

STEWART ON THIS WEEKEND: "I am looking forward to getting back to racing this weekend," said the pilot of the Chevrolet Accessories No. 2. "We are coming off a fairly successful weekend at the National Open so I hope as a team we can keep the momentum rolling this weekend at Fulton."

RACE INFORMATION: For more information on this weekend's race at Fulton Speedway, please click here. To purchase tickets for the race, please click here.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Kyle Larson. After narrowly advancing to the Round of 12 in the NMECS Playoffs, the Elk Grove, Calif., native will compete in the Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway this Sunday.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners Chevy Accessories, BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, Coca-Cola, Howard Johnson Lima and Scott for being a part of our team.

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

Fremont Speedway and FAST to honor teams at awards banquet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 Contact: Rich Farmer fremontspeedway@yahoo.com

FREMONT, Ohio - Fremont Speedway and the FAST Championship Series will hold an awards banquet to hand out point fund money on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Neely Center on the campus of Terra State Community College in Fremont.

The top 10 in points in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints; Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints; Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks; and McCullough Industries Limited Late Models will recieve awards as will the top 10 in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro.

Doors will open Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the awards ceremony following. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased by Nov. 1; there will be no tickets sold or available at the door the night of the banquet! To order you tickets contact Shelly Farmer at 419-333-0478. Tickets will also be available via the Farmers at the All Wheels Swap Meet at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds on Oct. 27. The deadline to purchase banquet tickets is Thursday, Nov. 22.

The top 10 in points for the Fremont Speedway 410 sprints are: 1. Craig Mintz; 2. Stuart Brubaker; 3. Chris Andrews; 4. Cap Henry; 5. Tyler Gunn; 6. Nate Dussel; 7. DJ Foos; 8. Jess Stiger; 9. Dan McCarron; 10. TJ Michael. The rookie of the year is Kelsey Ivy.

The top 10 in points for the track's 305 sprints are: 1. John Ivy; 2. Seth Schneider; 3. Kyle Capodice; 4. Steve Rando; 5. Brandon Moore; 6. Bobby Clark; 7. Jamie Miller; 8. Justin Adams; 9. Tyler Street; 10. Kyle Peters. The rookie of the year is Mike Keegan.

The top 10 in points for the Fremont Speedway dirt trucks are: 1. Keith Sorg; 2. Jeff Ward; 3. Brad Stuckey; 4. Brad Mitten; 5. Eric DeVanna; 6. Dustin Keegan; 7. Brad Keckler; 8. Cory McCaughey; 9. Jim Holcomb; 10. Noah Wagner. The rookie of the year is Ben Clapp.

The top 10 in points for the late models are: 1. Dustin Keegan; 2. Steve Sabo; 3. Chester Fitch; 4. Brad Mitten; 5. John Mayes; 6. Jamie Miller; 7. Jay King; 8. Kyle Dukeshire; 9. Wes Morrison; 10. Bill Clapp Jr.

The top 10 in FAST 410 points are: 1. Craig Mintz; 2. Cap Henry; 3. Stuart Brubaker; 4. Chris Andrews; 5. Tyler Gunn; 6. DJ Foos; 7. Jess Stiger; 8. Kelsey Ivy; 9. Duane Zablocki; 10. Byron Reed. Ivy is the FAST 410 rookie of the year.

The top 10 in FAST 305 points are: 1. Jamie Miller; 2. John Ivy; 3. Tyler Street; 4. Kyle Peters; 5. Brandon Moore; 6. Seth Schneider; 7. Bobby Clark; 8. Kyle Capodice; 9. Matt Lucius; 10. Paul Weaver.

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

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

 

 

Eldora Confirms Start Times for Re-Scheduled World 100 and Season Finale Late Models are back Friday and Saturday, October 12-13; World of Outlaws Matinee on Sunday, October 14

ROSSBURG, Ohio (October 4, 2018) – Eldora Speedway officials today confirmed the gate and start times for the re-scheduled World 100 on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 as well as the 65th Season Finale featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday, October 14.

The combination of Eldora’s biggest event – the World 100 – and historically one of its most popular racing divisions – the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars – have many referring to the happenstance blockbuster as ‘The Best of Both Worlds.’

The full racing program for Dirt Late Models on Friday, October 12, featuring Twin 25-lap feature races paying $10,000 to the winner, will see the pit gates open at 11 a.m. and grandstand gates open at 12 noon. Competitors will first hit the track for hot laps at 6 p.m. with racing at 8 p.m.

The World 100, being held in October for the seventh time in its 48-year history – four of which are weather-related, will open all gates at 12 noon on Saturday, October 13. All drivers will participate in the autograph session at 3:30 p.m. in the Fan Zone and the process of advancement and elimination via the famous six heat races will begin at 7 p.m.

The 65th Season Finale, on Sunday, October 14 and headlined by the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, remains unaffected as it was originally scheduled to be a late Sunday afternoon affair in throwback fashion. All gates will open at 1 p.m. with hot laps and qualifying beginning at 4:30 p.m. Racing is scheduled for 6 p.m. The championship event for the top-24 in Eldora’s DIRTcar UMP Modified division is also on the card as an invitational only affair.

Tickets for all three nights, including the few remaining reserved campsites added to Lot 5, are available online now at www.EldoraSpeedway.com, by calling (937) 338-3815 or at the Eldora box office. Event information, Frequently Asked Questions, time schedules and more can be found both online and via the Eldora social channels.

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora is celebrating its 65th consecutive season of racing in 2018 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including: the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend; the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend; the Camping World Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby – NASCAR’s only National Series event on dirt; the historic 4-Crown Nationals; and the 48th Annual World 100 Weekend re-scheduled for October 12th and 13th.. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 2018 season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social media channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway has been viewed over 4.2-million times.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi and Bergman Hustle to Victories for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Oct. 4, 2018) - Inside Line Promotions clients Giovanni Scelzi and Seth Bergman each scored a feature victory last weekend.

Scelzi became the youngest winner in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Williams Grove Speedway history when he garnered a triumph on Friday during the opening night of the National Open at the half-mile oval in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Bergman claimed the 360 Fall Haul at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Sunday after finishing fourth on Friday during the first round of the Sprint Invaders doubleheader.

Other Team ILP drivers with at least one top-five finish include:

Dominic Scelzi finished third on Friday before charging from 21 st to second on Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Fall Nationals.

Derek Hagar recorded a fourth-place finish on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

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2018 FEATURE WINNERS -

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

ON THE INTERNET -

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Robert Ballou Bags BOSS Winged Sprint Car Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to his roots over the weekend, Robert Ballou traveled to Montpelier Speedway to do a little BOSS winged racing, the discipline in which his career started back in California. Making limited winged starts over the year, Ballou showed good speed on Saturday night, Ballou would close the night out with a fifth place finish.

“We had really good speed all night long and actually probably should have finished in the Top-Five, but the driver got in the way and made a couple of mistakes,” Robert Ballou said.

Time trials saw the Rocklin, CA native turned Hoosier state resident time the Dickinson Farms/Deaton Waterfront Services/Abreu Vineyards backed mount in seventh quickest in his group but 11th overall on the speed charts.

Lining up in the fourth row of his heat race, Ballou showed no signs of rust with the wings bolted on as he was able to make some big time moves and race his way forward. Getting better each and every lap, Ballou would charge his way to a second place finish which was good enough to line up 11th in the feature event.

From his sixth row starting position, Ballou would continue to shake off some rust and impress as he was able to continue to work his way forward. Getting up to fifth within the race’s first eighth laps, Ballou would make a couple of mistakes in the coming laps that would see him fade back to 10th.

Settling down and getting back into a rhythm, ‘The Mad Man’ would pick up a couple of positions in the waning laps to close his night out with an eighth place finish.

“It was a fun night at the track,” Ballou said. “To come out and have good speed and feel comfortable that quick was huge. Looking forward to some more winged racing here in the next few weeks.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Dickinson Farms, Lucas Oil Products, Abreu Vineyards, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, MPHG Promotion, Unique Breedz, Suburban Subaru, Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Twister-X, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Blakesley Auto, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, and Bell Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Ballou is scheduled to race with the MOWA this Friday and Saturday night in Jacksonville, IL.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 49, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 23, Top-10’s- 37

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with ‘The Mad Man’ by following him on Twitter @RoberBallou81, liking https://www.facebook.com/robertballoumotorsports/, or by clicking over to www.balloumotorsports.com.

 

 

Bergman Earns 10th Triumph of Season During 360 Fall Haul Finale

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (Oct. 4, 2018) - Seth Bergman hit the double-digit win mark on Sunday when he claimed the 360 Fall Haul at 34 Raceway.

The Sprint Invaders triumph was his 10th victory of the season and it marked the third time since 2014 he's scored at least 10 trips to Victory Lane.

"We run a lot of races throughout the year and expect to win," he said. "I've won double-digit races before. The next step is I want to hit 20 wins. We've never had 20 wins in a season so that would be the next goal."

Bergman kicked off the doubleheader on Friday by finishing where he started - second - in a heat race. He then advanced from eighth to fifth place in the dash before gaining a position in the A Main to finish fourth during his debut at the track.

"The track was pretty heavy so it was a little tough to pass," he said. "We weren't as good as we needed to be. As the race went on I got better and late in the race I got a couple of cars to finish fourth. The track had a few unique things you had to be there to experience. We took some of the things we learned and applied them Sunday."

Weather postponed the 360 Fall Haul finale from Saturday to Sunday, but Bergman was ready to pounce on the 34-lap, $3,400-to-win feature. He placed second in a heat race after starting fifth and finished second in the dash before lining up on the pole for the main event.

"We had a favorable starting position and we capitalized," he said. "We got a good start and then pulled away. Traffic came into play pretty early, but I think we maneuvered through it well. That's probably as good as we've been in a while. We've been working on finding that speed."

The 10th win is tied for the second-most triumphs in a season for Bergman, who also accomplished the feat in 2014. His season high is 13 victories, which he earned in 2015.

Bergman is scheduled to compete this Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 28 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (8); Feature: 4 (5).

Sept. 30 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (5); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 10 wins, 30 top fives, 42 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 53 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 31 st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young Tool Company

Young Tool Company is a company within the oil industry that is located in Drumright, Okla.

"I'm glad to be associated with Tim and have him and everyone from Young Tool Company on board," Bergman said. "He's a great guy and is passionate about racing. He's a good friend of mine and it's nice to have him as part of the race team."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Willie Croft Geared Up for KWS Action at Kern County Raceway Park

PETERSEN MEDIA- After an extended schedule break in King of the West Series action, Willie Croft is geared up to return to action with the 410ci series when things resume Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA.

“Kern County Raceway Park has been a place that we have been pretty good at in our only two visits there,” Willie Croft said. “Back in 2017 we were really good but unfortunately had some issues that knocked us out of the race while leading, and back in April we ran second to Shane Golobic, so I am very much looking forward to getting back there this weekend.”

Croft has had great speed as of late coming off of a fifth place run two weeks ago at the ‘Nor Cal Posse Shootout’ at Placerville Speedway, followed by a ninth place effort on Saturday night at the Fall Nationals in Chico, CA.

“It has been a couple weeks since we ran 410ci stuff and it has been some time since running with just the California contingent, so we are all excited to get back to it and hit these last few races of the year,” Croft added. “My guys have worked extremely hard for me all year and we are looking to pick up a couple of these wins.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Simpson Race Products, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-56, Wins-6, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-22.

ON TAP: Willie Croft will travel to Kern County Raceway Park on Saturday night in Bakersfield, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

DHR Suspension Nets First International Feature Win of the Season

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Oct. 3, 2018) - DHR Suspension captured its first international victory of the year last Saturday when Jamie Veal won the Lord Mayor's Gold Cup at Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

A pair of local drivers were also victorious that night as Eddie Gallagher claimed the 305ci winged sprint car main event and Lance O'Brien earned the stock cars triumph at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

September got off to a strong start as Brad Bowden drove to a 305 winged sprint car win at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on Sept. 2.

A trio of drivers netted a trip to Victory Lane on Sept. 15, when Donald Null scored a modified win and Gallagher a 305 winged sprint car victory at Riverside International Speedway. Derek Hagar was also a winner in Arkansas that night as he hustled to the Ralph Henson Memorial win at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock.

Wayne Johnson won a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com preliminary night during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Sept. 20.

Anthony Nicholson garnered his first career POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League triumph the following night at Lucas Oil Speedway during the Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

Brandon Lovelace recorded his first career 305 winged sprint car win and Tucker Boulton picked up a 600cc mini sprint triumph at Riverside International Speedway on Aug. 18.

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

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

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

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

DHR SUSPENSION -

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

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

 

 

Wilson Ready to Show Continued Improvement During World of Outlaws Race in New York

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 3, 2018) - Greg Wilson is excited for this Saturday's World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show in New York.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels backed team will compete at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, where he has improved his feature finish each of the last two years.

"We've made a lot of progress at Fulton Speedway and after last year's performance we're really excited to get back there," he said. "Plus, I feel like our program has made a lot of big strides this year so it will be great to measure that at a place where we ran well last year."

Wilson advanced from 17th to 12th during his debut at the track in 2016 before he charged from 14th to fourth last season.

Wilson is coming off the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway, where approximately 50 racers converged on the marquee event last Friday and Saturday.

"You have to qualify near the front of the pack in order to set yourself up for success," he said. "We weren't able to do that either night. While that's unfortunate, I do feel like the changes we've made to our team this season continue to show. We usually have struggled at Williams Grove and last weekend wasn't any different. However, I felt better and that's a huge step in improving."

There are 10 World of Outlaws races remaining this season beginning with Saturday's event at Fulton Speedway. Those 10 features will be contested in seven different states during the next five weeks.

"We are focused on continuing to improve and to build momentum as the season wraps up," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 28 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 7 (8); D Main: 2 (3); C Main: 8 (12).

Sept. 29 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 8 (7); C Main: 9 (9).

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gear Alloy Wheels

Gear Alloy Wheels are built to enhance the performance and appearance of trucks such as the Ford F-150, 250, 350, Chevy Silverado, Toyota Tundra, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Ram. The Gear Alloy product development team does extensive research to ensure perfect fitment, durability and aggressive styling is achieved for every style. For more information, visit http://www.GearAlloy.com.

"Gear Alloy Wheels has been a big part of the growth of our team," Wilson said. "Not only do they offer a top-notch product, the process is geared toward customer satisfaction. We're thrilled with our partnership with Gear Alloy Wheels and look forward to success together for many years."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Redlined Welding & Construction, Callies, Magtech Ignition, Banshee Graphics, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Pfann's Custom Performance & Restoration, Tim Hogan's Carpet (Lima, Ohio), Bedford Valley Petroleum, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Elite Wings, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Entering Short Track Nationals With Big Goal

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Oct. 3, 2018) - Derek Hagar has been dreaming about becoming a Short Track Nationals champion.

It's arguably the biggest event of the season for the Arkansas native and it's a title that has evaded him thus far in his career. The next opportunity to capture the crown is this Friday and Saturday when I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., hosts the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

"I'm pretty excited about it, especially coming off winning the Ralph Henson Memorial a couple of weeks ago," he said. "There will be a bunch of cars there and a bunch of good drivers. It'd be nice to get that first Short Track Nationals victory. We've won at that track before so hopefully we can get the job done on the biggest stage."

Hagar recently recorded his 22nd top-five finish of the season with a fourth-place run last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway.

"We started out with another awesome pill draw," he joked. "We started dead last in our heat. We got up to third, but Riverside doesn't do passing points so that made us start on the third row inside for the feature.

"We backed up to seventh I think and worked our way back up to fourth. We made a bid for third on the last lap, but the guy beat us by about half a car length."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 29 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (9); Feature: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 6 wins, 22 top fives, 25 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 31 st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Race Graphics

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

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

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

 

 

Trenca Welcoming World of Outlaws to Home Track Saturday at Fulton

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (Oct. 3, 2018) - Joe Trenca is hopeful familiar surroundings will have a positive impact this Saturday when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits one of his home tracks.

The Mucci Motorsports driver will face 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., which is a short drive from his shop.

"We always enjoy racing with the World of Outlaws," he said. "They are the best in the sport and for good reason. Any time you get to run with the Outlaws you learn and improve as a driver so I'm looking forward to the challenge."

Trenca produced a pair of top-10 finishes at the track last season, highlighted by a season high of seventh. This Saturday will mark his first visit of the year.

"Even though Fulton Speedway is close for us we don't have a ton of laps there," he said. "We haven't raced there this year and usually only get there once or twice a season. However, we have had a couple of good runs there so that does give us confidence."

Trenca's career-best World of Outlaws result is a 13th-place finish.

"The first goal is to make the A Main and then we'll go from there," he said. "Being in the main event is a great opportunity to learn because you've got 30 laps of battling with the best in the sport. I think we are capable of battling for a top 10 and setting a new career-best finish, but it will take a strong qualifying performance to open the night and then great decisions the remainder of the night to be in a position to accomplish that."

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 9 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mid Country Machinery

Mid Country Machinery has an extensive inventory of new equipment and also high-quality,late model used equipment. The company proudly represents the Kobelco, Kawasaki, JLG, Atlas Copco Powercrusher and SkyTrak lines of equipment. In addition, it also carries inventory from industry leading names such as Caterpillar, John Deere and many others.

Mid Country Machinery offers an extensive selection of equipment such as backhoes, dozers, excavators, manlifts, loaders, forklifts, crushing and screening equipment and much more. In addition, Mid Country Machinery specializes in and offers a wide variety of crushing, paving, and concrete equipment. For more information, visit http://www.MidCountry.com.

"I want to thank Mid Country Machinery for their partnership and what they've done for us," Trenca said. "I'm looking forward to growing mutually with them and taking Mid Country Machinery to Victory Lane."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, National Parts Peddler, Weld Wheels, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Fast Axle, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

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.

 

 

R.J. Johnson Teaming Up With VanderEcken for 2019 Season

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Oct. 3, 2018) - R.J. Johnson is excited to announce his racing plan for next season is to partner with veteran car owner Mike VanderEcken.

"I moved here from Florida about 10 years ago," Johnson said. "Since I was 16-years-old I raced with my parents. I took over financially three or four years ago, but they were still involved. They want to do some other stuff and they deserve to do that. I needed to partner with someone to keep going and Mike VanderEcken is perfect. We're going to join up and race together. Next year will be his 30th year of racing."

Johnson said the team will run weekly at Knoxville Raceway and will tackle select World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series shows in the Midwest along with a trip east to race with the Pennsylvania Posse.

"Knoxville will be the focus," he said. "We'll run all of the close Outlaws shows, which is usually about 15. Mike likes to go to Pennsylvania and so do I so we might go out there for a race or two."

Johnson and VanderEcken are combining resources and the car number will remain as the famed VanderEcken Motorsports No. 10.

"My wife and I have a parts business and then wearing every hat in the race team gets tough," Johnson said. "Being a car owner and driver and crew chief is pretty challenging. This partnership takes some of the burden off of me."

The team is actively seeking additional sponsors to help offset the costs.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rjjohnson71A

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redman Cattle

"George Redman, who owns Redman Cattle, has been with me for seven or eight years," Johnson said. "He's a big race fan who has really helped me. Without George's help I would have never gotten into 410s and wouldn't have continued the last three or four years."

Johnson would also like to thank Clark Construction, J&J Auto Racing, Allstar Performance, Vortex Racing Products, Checkered Flag Concessions, BG Products, COMP Cams and Round Window Liquor for their continued support.

 

 

Madsen and KCP Racing Pointed Towards Fulton Speedway Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and KCP Racing are pointed towards Fulton Speedway on Saturday night after scoring 13th and 19th place finishes at Williams Grove Speedway during the National Open this past weekend.

“Williams Grove is a tough place, probably one of the toughest we go but I wouldn’t say we had a bad weekend,” Ian Madsen said. “The season is quickly wrapping up, so we will keep grinding and working to end this year on a high note.”

Friday night in Pennsylvania, Madsen opened the night up by timing the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring entry in fastest in qualifying flight A, putting him on the pole of the first heat race.

Fending off PA Posse standout, Lucas Wolfe, Madsen would pick up the heat race win and transfer into the all important Craftsman Dash where a second place finish in the first of the two dashes lined him up 11th on the starting grid fro the 27 lap feature event.

Racing with drivers with a ton of laps at Williams Grove Speedway, Madsen would find himself battling with Lace Dewease, Daryn Pittman, and Brent Marks as the veterans all waged war while running inside the Top-15.

When the checkered flag flew on the National Open preliminary night feature event, Madsen would finish 13th.

Returning to action for Saturday night’s finale, Madsen would find himself in an early hole after timing in 11th quickest in his qualifying flight. Starting and finishing fourth in his heat race, Madsen would be forced to the ‘B’ Main where his sixth place finish would put him 24th on the starting grid for the 40-lap National Open feature event.

Over the course of the 40-lap feature event, the St. Marys, NSW driver would pick off a handful of positions as he capped his 2018 National Open off with a 19th place finish.

“We had some good speed all weekend, we just didn’t draw to well in the Dash on Friday and finished where we started, and Saturday night we just had to dig out of hole. Thanks to my guys for all their continued efforts.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, Coverage Direct, Revolution Race Gear, Monarch’s, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-70, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 7, Top 10’s-29

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing will return to action Saturday night at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, NY.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports puts a bow on 2018 campaign, turns page to 2019

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) October 3, 2018 – Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team completed a season highlighted by remarkable consistency by tallying an 11th-place showing in the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing-Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car season finale at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 29.

With 27 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars signed in for the four-division Wisconsin Sprint Car Championship program, which also included the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Cars, Wisconsin Wingless Sprint cars and Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprints, Pokorski started fourth in the second heat race.

The 26-year open-wheel racing veteran used a strong start to settle into third on the opening lap. Following a caution on lap 3, Pokorski used a strong restart to pull even with the second-place car of Danny Schlafer. After dueled side by side for a lap, Schlafer fended off Pokorski’s advances to retain the runner-up spot.

Pokorski maintained the third position the rest of the way to earn a spot in the 25-lap A-main event.

After the A-main invert, Pokorski rolled off ninth in the final PDTR-MSA A main of the 2018 season.

In the opening laps, Pokorski found himself running 11th. After a caution on lap 9, Pokorski gained two spots when 2018 Midwest Sprint Car Association champ Kurt Davis exited the race after contact with the turn three wall and Tim Haddy pitted to fix damage incurred following contact with the turn four wall.

On lap 18, Justin Miller, who went on to claim the 2018 PDTR 360 Sprint Car championship, slipped past Pokorski to drop the West Bend driver to 10th. As the laps wound down Kevin Karnitz managed to seize the 10th spot away from Pokorski, who wound up 11th in a race won by Danny Schlafer.

“The car was a little off all night,” Pokorski said. “We are always trying some different things and Saturday night was no different. The changes we tried did what they were supposed to, but they got the car way too tight and made it kind of a handful to drive.”

Pokorski finished the team’s most consistent season in 14 years by completing every lap of every A main he competed in during the 2018 campaign, while steering clear of major incidents or mechanical malfunctions.

The 2014 MSA Masters Series champion racked up five top-five A-main finishes, 16 top-10 A-main showings and five heat race triumphs in 24 events during the 2018 campaign.

Drawing on the strength of its highly consistent finishes, the Pokorski Motorports team placed fifth in the final PDTR standings and fourth in the MSA standings, just three points out of third place, during the 2018 season.

“As a team, I think we are all proud of the fact that we made it through the season and completed every lap of every race with no crashes,” Pokorski said. “That makes it a lot more fun for everybody involved.”

Pokorski is thankful for the support the team received from its sponsors throughout the 2018 season and is already looking forward to doing it all over again in 2019.

“I want to thank all of our 2018 sponsors, who continue to support us,” Pokorski said. “We will start working on 2019 in the next week or so. It is going to be a long winter and we have some work to do to improve a bit next year.”

The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2018 season include: Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company. For more information on Pokorski Motorsports throughout the off season, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com. Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering Inc. Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a new sponsor for the 2018 racing season. Quest Engineering focuses solely on full overlay cabinetry and complimenting custom products, including kitchen, bath, closets, garage, entertainment and commercial casework projects. Quest’s skilled team of customer advocates, product specialists, engineers, production managers and operations team rely on a continuous improvement philosophy to pave the road to success. Founded as a contract wood products fabricator in West Bend by brothers Chris and Todd Lefeber in 2001, Quest operated on mostly manual machines until adding CNC equipment and parametric engineering software to its repertoire in 2006. In late 2008, Quest Engineering made the move from a direct sales to a dealer sales model with an increased focus on its capacity as a manufacturer. Quest moved from its original facility in West Bend to a newly renovated production facility in Richfield in fall 2012. In May 2015, working with equipment, software, and special service vendors, Quest expanded with the addition of a second manufacturing plant. Housing a flexible casework production cell, a custom fabrication cell and a small warehouse, a new facility in Jackson was opened, featuring a design center and showroom. “We spent time working on new sponsorship for this year and we are very excited to have Quest Engineering on board with us for 2018,” Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.” Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.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.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970.

2018 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers Total Events – 24 MSA events – 23 IRA events - 1 A Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 5 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 16 Heat Race Victories – 5

 

 

UNSERS TO HEADLINE PRI GRAND OPENING BREAKFAST
-- Al Unser Sr. and Al Unser Jr. will regale attendees at the 2018 PRI Trade Show with stories from their legendary racing careers --

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2018) -- Motorsports legends Al Unser Sr. and Al Unser Jr. will help kick off the world’s premier event for motorsports professionals by headlining the Grand Opening Breakfast presented by MAVTV at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show on Thursday, December 6, 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Hosted by motorsports journalist and broadcaster Dave Despain, the Breakfast takes place immediately before the PRI Show opens its doors for the three biggest business days in racing. Despain will interview the Unsers in a casual, talk show-style setting, where they will share personal stories and experiences for a captive audience of more than 3,000 industry professionals.

"We are excited to kick off the 2018 PRI Show with not only one, but two Indy 500 winners," said PRI General Manager Bill Miller. "The insights and stories shared by these legendary racers will make for a very entertaining Breakfast, led by the great Dave Despain."

During his legendary racing career, Al Sr. won the Indianapolis 500 four times and earned three Indy car championships (1970, 1983, and 1985). In 1990, Al Jr. joined his father as a series champion before joining him as an Indy 500 winner in 1992. The younger Unser went on to win a second series championship in 1994, a season in which he also won the second Indy 500 of his career.

The Grand Opening Breakfast is offered exclusively to PRI attendees (not the general public). The event, which includes a hot breakfast and lively onstage dialogue, takes place in the Indiana Convention Center’s Sagamore Ballroom. Doors open at 7 a.m., and the program begins at 8 a.m. PRI attendees are admitted to the Breakfast free of charge, but guests are advised to arrive early, as seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This year’s PRI Trade Show will feature over 1,100 companies exhibiting in more than 3,300 booths, showcasing the latest developments in auto racing technology. Tens of thousands of buyers from all 50 states and 70 countries will be on hand to conduct business and discover innovative solutions.

In addition, the days leading up to and including the PRI Show, which have come to be known as Race Industry Week, will offer a range of motorsports-related activities in and around the Indiana Convention Center beginning on Monday, December 3. Numerous conferences, seminars and other special events will offer unlimited business opportunities and provide invaluable insight on the latest technologies and how to apply them throughout the racing world.

To register for the 2018 PRI Trade Show, log on to pri2018.com.

About Performance Racing Industry
Since its inception in 1986, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has served as the motorsports industry's key source for trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies, and more. Through its monthly business magazine, Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, motorsports industry members from all over the world remain in tune with the worldwide racing marketplace. For more information, visit performanceracing.com or pri2018.com.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (October 3, 2018) – The 2018 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Awards Banquet will take place at the Battle Creek (MI) Holiday Inn on Saturday, October 27th.

 The season championship point fund will be distributed to the top 12 finishers in points who attend the banquet, as well as mini point funds and contingency cash and awards.  This season’s top 12 are:

1

5B

Chad Blonde

2

7

Shawn Valenti

3

10S

Jay Steinebach

4

0

Ricky Ferkel

5

71H

Ryan Ruhl

6

8

Justin Ward

7

8W

Josh Ward

8

5QB

Quentin Blonde

9

1A

Mark Aldrich

10

24+

Mike Schumaker

11

41

Thomas Schinderle

12

24

Eric Smith

 

Shawn Valenti will be honored as The Perfit Corporation Sprints On Dirt Series Rookie of the Year for the top finishing driver who has previous sprint car experience, but ran their first season with Sprints On Dirt.

 

Josh Ward will be honored as The Perfit Corporation Sprints On Dirt Sprint Car Rookie of the Year for the top finishing driver who is a first-year sprint car driver.

 

The 2018 XYZ Machining Crew Chief of the Year and the 2018 XYZ Machining Sportsman of the Year will also be announced and honored at the banquet.

 

2018 points money consists of the season championship point fund, the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge, the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan, the Hog Creek Showdown, and the Motul Leader of the Pack.  The top 5 finishers in each will also be recognized at the banquet.

 

The MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge, SOD’s original mini-series was hit by two rain outs including the much-anticipated Mike Olrich Memorial at Crystal Motor Speedway.  Final 2018 SOD MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge points are:

 

1

7

Shawn Valenti

2

5B

Chad Blonde

3

41

Thomas Schinderle

4

0

Ricky Ferkel

5

10S

Jay Steinebach

 

The King Engine Bearings King of Michigan at Hartford Speedway fell victim to 3 rain outs.  SOD King Engine Bearings

King of Michigan Final points are:

 

1

5B

Chad Blonde

2

7

Shawn Valenti

3

10S

Jay Steinebach

4

3

Dustin Shriver

5

0

Ricky Ferkel

 

The 2018 Hog Creek Showdown was run at Butler Speedway.  Final points are:

 

1

5B

Chad Blonde

2

7

Shawn Valenti

3

27B

Boston Mead

4

10S

Jay Steinebach

5

4

Josh Turner

 

The MOTUL Leader of the Pack divided the points season into four stages with the best average determining the winner.  Final 2018 points are:

 

1

5B

Chad Blonde

2

7

Shawn Valenti

3

10S

Jay Steinebach

4

0

Ricky Ferkel

5

71H

Ryan Ruhl

 

Racers, teams, friends, fans, everyone is invited to attend the family-friendly banquet.  Tickets are $35.00 per person and must be purchased by Thursday, October 18th.  For full banquet information and to order tickets, click here.

 

Would you like to sponsor one of SOD’s custom-made trophies?  Call 734-309-RACE (7223) or email director@sprintsondirt.com for more information.

 

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

 

POWRi West Midgets Make Final I-44 Riverside Speedway Stop this Saturday!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (October 3, 2018) – The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA makes its final stop of the season atop Oklahoma City’s 1/5-mile clay oval I-44 Riverside Speedway at this Saturday night’s “Twister Nationals”.

Saturday’s card that goes green at 7:00 p.m. marks the sixth event of the year at I-44 Riverside Speedway for the POWRi West Midgets after last month’s card fell victim to Mother Nature.

The 23rd round of competition on the 2018 season for the POWRi West Midget League also marks the ninth round of Sooner Series competition.

Saturday’s I-44 Riverside Speedway tilt will count toward POWRi West Sooner Series points as well as POWRi West overall points. In total, more than $12,000 in points fund money is up for grabs in the POWRi West Midget League and POWRi West Sooner Series action for 2018.

Bixby’s 15-year-old Cannon McIntosh topped the most recent event at I-44 Riverside Speedway on July 28 after Broken Arrow’s Jonathan Beason topped the previous two features in April and June. Christopher Bell swept the season-opening Turnpike Challenge in March.

In total, 15 different drivers have picked off at least on POWRi West feature win through 22 events this season with Beason leading the way with three triumphs.

Springfield, Missouri’s Kory Schudy is leading the way in both the overall POWRi West Midget League points as well as the Sooner Series standings.

Schudy has a substantial lead in overall POWRi West points over Sand Springs’ 14-year-old Hank Davis with Nixa, Missouri’s Wesley Smith and the Broken Arrow duo of Hannah Adair and Hunter Fischer rounding out the current top five. Adair sits second in Sooner Series points behind Schudy followed by Trey Marcham and Blake Edwards with Fischer and McIntosh tied for fifth.

In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer and A1 Machine.

Contingency sponsors include Smith Ti (Heat One), Keizer Wheels (Heat Two), Saldana Products (Heat Three), Rod End Supply (Heat Four), Pyrotech (Heat Five), BOSS Performance (High Point Driver), MPI “Official Steering Wheel” of POWRi West, Esslinger Engineering Performance Award (top-finishing Esslinger entry), and the MyChron Tom/AIM bonus of $300 (1st), $150 (2nd) and $50.

Saturday’s racing action at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway fires off at 7:00 p.m.

I-44 Riverside Speedway is located in southwest Oklahoma City off I-44 Exit 109, then 0.1 miles east on 149th then south. For more information, contact the track at 405-633-1583 or check online at https://www.i44riversidespeedway.com/.

Current Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA Top Ten in Points: 1. Kory Schudy (Springfield, MO) 5,230, 2. Hank Davis (Sand Springs, OK) 4,020, 3. Wesley Smith (Nixa, MO) 3,500, 4. Hannah Adair (Broken Arrow, OK) 3,310, 5. Hunter Fischer (Broken Arrow, OK) 2,660, 6. Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, OK) 2,430, 7. Blake Edwards (Claremore, OK) 2,270, 8. Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL) 2,140, 9. A.J. Burns (Norman, OK) 2,100, 10. Karter Sarff (Mason City, IL) 2,020.

Current POWRi West Midget League Sooner Series Top Ten in Points: 1. Kory Schudy (Springfield, MO) 2,050, 2. Hannah Adair (Broken Arrow, OK) 1,540, 3. Trey Marcham (Newcastle, OK) 1,220, 4. Blake Edwards (Claremore, OK) 1,210, 5. (tie) Hunter Fischer (Broken Arrow, OK) and Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, OK) 1,200, 7. (tie) Doug McCune (Colleyville, TX) and Hank Davis (Sand Springs, OK) 1,070, 9. Wesley Smith (Nixa, MO) 1,050, 10. Brendon Wiseley (Sand Springs, OK) 1,040.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA is slated for 29 nights of competition at 13 different tracks throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. The POWRi West Sooner Series consists of the dozen events in the state of Oklahoma.

More information regarding the POWRi West Midget League is available at http://www.powri.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PowRiWest/.

 

 

CRSA Back In Action With Purse Increase

For Immediate Release October 3rd, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to action on October 5th at the Thunder Mountain Speedway for the season finale. The event will see the two drivers battle it out for the points title and other battle it out for their final positions.

Mike Emhof Motorsports has again enhanced the purse for Friday night’s season finale. All CRSA Sprint Car Series racers and any 305 Sprint Car that is RaceSaver sealed and documented are eligible to compete.

The A-Main winner will receive $1,000 with second place earning $500. The season finale will also pay $160 to start. Positions second through sixth have also been increased. The event is a regular point paying event for the overall CRSA championship and will also count towards the Algonkin Motel Mini-Series.

The 2018 CRSA Sprint Car Series/Patriot Sprint Tour Awards Banquet will be held on Friday evening November 16th at the Vernon Downs Hotel and Casino. Further details on the awards banquet will be released soon.

Mike Emhof Motorsports offers parts, tires and fuel for Sprint Car racers. >From micro sprints, to full size sprint cars, Mike Emhof Motorsports can meet your parts requests. For more information on the purchasing of Sprint Car parts, be sure to contact Mike at 585-370-6495 and visit them on the web at www.mikeemhofmotorsports.com.

For more information on the Thunder Mountain Speedway, please visit their website at www.thundermtnspeedway.net or visit them on Facebook. For more information on the Short Track Super Nationals please visit their website at www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com or visit them on Facebook.

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 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy’s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny’s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger’s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Powder Tech Powder Coating, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

 

 

American Racer will continue as the official tire of Must See Racing next season.

HOLLY, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series has announced a renewal of its partnership with Specialty Tires of America and its American Racer brand.

Under the new agreement, American Racer will continue to be the official tire of Must See Racing. The relationship between the two sides dates back to the series’ inaugural season in 2010 and will cross the 10-year milestone at the end of the upcoming year.

Wayne Bishop and Michigan American Racer LLC will continue as the series tire distributor.

“You’re not going to get any more upper-echelon from a racing standpoint than what Must See Racing provides; 410 sprint cars on asphalt … it doesn’t get much faster than that,” said Scott Junod, the Director of Racing for American Racer. “It’s a high-flying show … ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ kind of stuff, and it’s so cool for us to be a part of that. It sends a message to the racing community that we can build a tire that will withstand that kind of punishment and that style of racing.

“For all of us at American Racer, it’s an honor and a privilege to work with people like Jim and Nancy Hanks and all the series officials and drivers that make Must See Racing what it is,” Junod added. “Jim and Nancy are first-class people and under their leadership, the series has seen impressive growth over the past several years. That’s something that we’re proud to continue to be a part of, and we look forward to the future and even more great racing on the race track.”

Since the debut of the series, Must See Racing has set nearly 20 track records across 11 different states, all while exclusively using American Racer tires for competition among its 410ci winged sprint car teams.

“From day one in March of 2010, when Must See Racing selected American Racer to be the official tire of the series, their management team, engineers, Scott Junod and Wayne Bishop have all delivered on every commitment and promise they have made,” said series president Jim Hanks. “American Racer has enabled Must See Racing to not only meet, but exceed our three original objectives: safety, obtaining a level and competitive playing field for our competitors, and significantly reducing tire costs for our teams.

“I appreciate and respect American Racer’s continued and ongoing commitment to product quality and competitive pricing. Performance has been the foundation of our series, as well as our long-standing and outstanding relationship,” Hanks continued. “The quality of our first-class race teams, their spectacular competition and the series’ continued performance record on American Racer tires speaks for itself.”

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES IS COMING TO NEW YORK STATE FARIGROUNDS EXPO CENTER MARCH 8-9, 2019 FEATURING THREE QUARTER MIDGETS, SLINGSHOTS, CHAMP KARTS; TITLES TO BE DECIDED

SYRACUSE, NY October 2, 2018 . . . The Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels will make its debut at The New York State Fairgrounds Exposition Center in Syracuse, NY on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 2019. The Syracuse program will include two complete programs with qualifying and feature events for the Three Quarter (TQ) Midgets, Slingshots and Champ Karts both on Friday and Saturday nights.

The first ever event in Central, N.Y. will be the third and final leg of the 2019 Indoor series. Following annual races inside Allentown Pa.’s PPL Center (January 4, 5) and Atlantic City, N.J.’s famous Boardwalk Hall (January 25, 26), the teams will head to Syracuse where the champions will be decided in all three divisions after two hard fought nights of racing on the building’s concrete floor.

The New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center opened during the recent Labor Day Fair. The huge state of the art $33 million project was built without obstructing poles. Grandstand seating will be available on both the front and backstretch. From their seats, fans will able to be able to see the entire speedway plus the pit area which will be located on the far side of the building.

“This is a great opportunity for fans in the area to again see exciting Indoor Auto Racing during the off-season,” series and event promoter Len Sammons said.

The headline TQ Midgets annually competed inside the Niagara Falls Convention Center from 1984 through 2002 when the building was made into a casino. The Indoor Auto Racing Series made its debut in New York last year with an event held inside Albany’s Times Union Center, but an acceptable date could not be arranged. The Syracuse venue will be the sixth different location for a Len Sammons promoted Indoor Auto Racing Series event.

“The Syracuse location is the perfect building in just the right spot for our series,” said Sammons. “Many of the teams that competed in Niagara Falls back in the day, now have an event closer to their home. The events were also very popular with the fans so a big crowd is expected.”

Two big TQ Midget winners on the Indoor Series, Erick Rudolph of Ransomville and Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, will surely be fan favorites at the Syracuse show.

Rudolph, currently second in the Super DIRTcar Series point standings, has already clinched the 2018 Modified champion of the nearby Canandaigua Speedway. The Ransomville driver, a multi-time Indoor race and Series champion, should be the fan choice among dirt fans.

Jankowiak won the Indoor series finale in Albany last February. The popular driver recently won an asphalt Modified Race of Champions event at the Lancaster Speedway held in late father’s honor.

Justin Bonsignore, the 2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, is the TQ Midget Indoor Series defending champion. The Long Island driver won his first Indoor TQ Midget victory last January inside Allentown Pa.’s PPL Center on route to the title.

Over 100 drivers from eight states and two Canadian providences are expected to compete. Other top TQ Midget drivers in the Series hailing from the Empire State include Ryan Bartlett of Watertown, Scott Kreutter of Buffalo, the Catalano brothers, Tommy and Timmy from Ontario, Oswego Speedway 2018 Supermodified Rookie of the Year Tyler Thompson from Fulton, DJ Forbes, Jr. from Syracuse, Jonathan Reid from Lockport, Mike Maresca of Hannawa Falls, and the Nye brothers, Shawn and Andrew, from Lancaster.

Competitor entry blanks and rules plus event sponsorship opportunities for all series events will be available by the end of the week at indoorautoracingseries.com. Other information is available by calling the series office at 609-888-3618 or dropping an email to motorsports@aarn.com. Advance ticket, host hotel and other information will be available in the coming weeks.

 

 

Short Track Nationals this Weekend – Entry List at 56 and Counting!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 2, 2018) – I-30 Speedway’s always greatly-anticipated Short Track Nationals is upon us once again as the prestigious event takes place for the 31st time this weekend.

With the entry list already at 56 with more expected, racers from throughout will converge upon Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway for the 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires that takes place this Thursday through Saturday, October 4-6.

Following a Test ‘N Tune session on Thursday night, October 4, a $2,527-to-win preliminary event on Friday night will precede the Saturday, October 6, $10,041-to-win STN championship finale.

The Friday preliminary feature will cover 27 laps with $2,527 to win to honor Greg Hodnett, who recently lost his life in a crash in central Pennsylvania. Hodnett originally came from the Mid-South area, cutting his teeth on the local bullrings before ultimately rising to national prominence as a leading force for years in Pennsylvania Posse competition.

Saturday’s $10,041-to-win, $841-to-start STN finale will be 41 laps in honor of Jason Johnson. “The Ragin’ Cajun” was frequent STN competition, racing his way into eight championship main events over the years and topping the event in 2006.

Each position in Saturday’s 41-lap, $841-to-start championship feature event has been boosted by an additional $41 dollars in honor of Jason Johnson courtesy of Big Show Productions. Additionally, Marvin and Peggy Pearson have prepared a replica of Jason Johnson’s 2006 STN winning mount that will pace Saturday night’s feature field.

Both nights of racing will feature a full card of heat races, qualifying races and feature events. While there will be no lock-ins from the Friday preliminary event, the top two combined point earners from Friday and Saturday that don’t race into the Saturday finale will be awarded the 19th and 20th starting positions in the Saturday STN championship finale. Anyone not competing on Friday night can start no better than 11th in Saturday’s finale.

The current list of entries stands at 56 from 11 different states as well as Canada. Arkansas and Mississippi lead the way with 12 representatives each Tennessee next with ten and then Texas with seven and Oklahoma with six. Others states among the entries include Ohio, South Dakota, Louisiana, Illinois, New Mexico and Kanas as well as the Canadian province of Ontario.

Three past winners are among the current entries including five-time and defending STN champion Sammy Swindel, two-time-winner Tony Bruce, Jr., and 1998 victor Tim Crawley.

Eleven of the current entries raced into last year’s STN championship finale. Along with race winner Sammy Swindell, others looking for back-to-back starts include Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (2nd last year), Tony Bruce, Jr. (5th), Tim Crawley (6th), Derek Hagar (7th), Morgan Turpen (9th), Cody Gardner (11th), Alex Sewell (13th), Brian Bell (16th), Dale Howard (18th) and Howard Moore (19th).

The current entries:

#0 TBA #1x Tim Crawley (Benton, AR) #2h Wally Henson (Benton, AR) #3 Sammy Swindell (Bartlett, TN) #4 Danny Smith (Chillicothe, OH) #5 Eric Lutz (Sioux Falls, SD) #8 Alex Sewell (Broken Arrow, OK) #9jr Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

#9$ Kyle Clark (Sapulpa, OK) #10 Terry Gray (Bartlett, TN) #10k Dewayne White (Byhalia, MS) #10k2 Burt Wilson (Byhalia, MS) #10m Morgan Turpen (Somerville, TN) #11g Mike Goodman (Broken Arrow, OK) #12 Scott Smith (Montgomery, TX) #12t Joe Young (Benton, AR) #13m Chance McCrary (Dallas, TX) #14 Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR) #15h Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX) #17g Cody Tankersley (Highland, TX) #17t Channin Tankersley (Highland, TX) #17w Harli White (Lindsay, OK) #21 Koty Adams (Doyline, LA) #21 Spencer Meredith (Hernando, MS) #21 Carson Short (Marion, IL) #21k Kevin Hinkle (Austin, AR) #23b Brian Bell (Galloway, TN) #24 Kenny Coke (Olive Branch, MS) #26 Marshall Skinner (Marion, AR) #29 Wade Woolsey (Hernando, MS) #30 Joseph Miller (Cove, AR) #31 Justin Webb (Drummonds, TN) #38 Rick Pringle (Benton, AR) #39 Brad Bowden (Hernando, MS)

#40 Howard Moore (Memphis, TN) #44 Jason Howell (Fort Worth, TX) #44 Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS) #44c Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS) #45 Martin Edwards (Forney, TX) #45 Johnny Herrera (Albuquerque, NM) #47 Dale Howard (Byhalia, MS) #52 Blake Hahn (Kellyville, OK) #61 Cody Howard (Byhalia, MS) #68 Dustin Gates (Haughton, LA) #72k Rick Kahler (Holly Springs, MS) #77x Alex Hill (Ontario, Canada) #84 Brandon Hanks (Burlison, TN) #86 Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS) #88r Cody Gardner (Benton, AR) #91a Ernie Ainsworth (Memphis, TN) #92 Rick Woolsey (Hernando, MS) #94 Jeff Swindell (Bartlett, TN) #95 Asa Swindell (Bartlett, TN) #95 Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK) #99 Blake Jenkins (Benton, AR) #121 Jan Howard (Marion, AR)

Entries continue to come in for the prestigious event with the free driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday available with the $100 entries that were submitted by Monday, October 1. Entries submitted after October 1 are $200 and do not include driver pit pass. Entry forms are available at https://i-30speedway.com/flyers/2018%20STN%20Flyer.pdf.

Last October, Sprint Car racing legend Sammy Swindell made it back-to-back STN wins to become the first five-time winner in event history. Swindell’s back-to-back triumphs in 2017 and 2016 go along with previous wins in 2013, 2011 and 1990 eclipsed Gary Wright’s previous event record of four triumphs.

Along with Hall of Famers and Swindell and Wright, the list of past STN winners is a star-studded one that includes the likes of current NASCAR Xfinity Series title contender Christopher Bell, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray, John Gerloff and Steve Kinser.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: October 4-6, 2018. (Practice on Thursday, October 4, followed by two full cards of racing action on October 5-6).

The Entry Info: Entry forms available at https://i-30speedway.com/flyers/2018%20STN%20Flyer.pdf. Entry is just $100 and includes driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday if submitted by October 1. Entries submitted after October 1 are $200 and do not include driver pit pass.

The Format: Both nights will feature a full card of heat and qualifying races followed by feature events. The top 40 in passing points each night will advance to four qualifying races with the balance to “C” Mains. Combined points from heats and qualifiers will set twin “B” Main and “A” Main lineups.

While there will be no lock-ins from Friday’s, 27-lap, $2,527-to-win preliminary, the top two drivers in combined passing/finishing points from Friday and Saturday heats and qualifiers will be awarded the 19th and 20th starting positions in the Saturday night STN championship finale. The 21st starting position is reserved for 2018 I-30 Speedway track champion Ernie Ainsworth if needed. Any driver not competing on Friday will be able to start no better than 11th in Saturday’s finale.

Saturday night heat races will each offer up $100 to win courtesy of Jenkins Fleet Services.

The top four in Saturday night heat and qualifying race passing/finishing points will compete in the Mike Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash” that will set the lineup for the first two rows of the 41-lap STN championship finale. The Dash will pay $500 for first, $250 for second, $150 for third and $100 for fourth.

The “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards for non-transfers will pay as follows: 1st - $400, 2nd - $300, 3rd - $250, 4th - $200, 5th - $150, 6th - $100.

No mufflers are required, open headers are allowed for this event.

The Past Winners:

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $28 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $1 on both Friday and Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

To order tickets or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $35 on both Friday and Saturday. Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

 

 

Dave May Wins Coos Bay Thriller With ISCS; Tyler Thompson Collects Title

By Ben Deatherage

Coos Bay, Oregon- All roads led to Coos Bay Speedway on Saturday, September 29th, for the Interstate Sprint Car Series. The “Clay By The Bay Of The West” hosted the final leg to the 2018 campaign for the group and an impressive twenty-nine entries filled the pit area. The American states of Oregon, Washington, and California were represented along with the Australian state of New South Wales.

Dave May took complete advantage of his inside front row starting position in the main event. Despite several stoppages, including a massive wreck on the opening lap that took seven cars out of contention, May mastered the restarts. There were a number of occasions in which he felt an enormous amount of pressure from challengers but every time he managed to keep them all in check. Dave May, originally from Santa Rosa, California but now residing in Walton these days, lead every single lap to win his first career ISCS feature for himself and car owner Chuck Prather.

Cottage Grove’s Kinzer Cox placed second over third finishing Shane Forte, of Junction City. The balance of the top five consisted of Tyler Thompson, from Harrisburg, in fourth over Medford’s Camden Robustelli, in fifth.

Qualifying was split into four groups with Roseburg’s Kyler Barraza, McKenzie Bridge teenager A.J. Harbaugh, Shane Forte, and Sutherlin pilot Cooper Desbiens all setting fast time. Heat race wins went to Kyler Barraza, Roseburg rookie R.C. Levin, Grass Valley, California traveler Donovan Prather, and Dave May. A consolation feature was run with Central Point driver Truman Winningham getting the job done for car owner Chuck Prather.

When all the dust was settled Tyler Thompson managed to win the 2018 Interstate Sprint Car Series championship. In the last race a mere twenty-seven markers separated him and second place in the points. Despite starting fifteenth in the main event he managed to bounce back to a fourth place result.

We want to thank all of the wonderful drivers, teams, fans, and staff for such a successful return of this series and look forward to 2019. The ISCS series would also like to thank their series sponsors/marketing partners BC Motorsports, Highline Performance, NWSprintCarHistory.com, Champion Racing Oil, and Hoosier Racing Tires. For the latest news and updates regarding the Interstate Sprint Car Series be sure and visit their Facebook page.

Interstate Sprint Car Series Race #12

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Coos Bay Speedway

Coos Bay, Oregon

Qualifying Group 1: 1. 87-Kyler Barraza; 2. 7-Tyler Thompson; 3. 7K-Kayla Green; 4. 12-Steven Snawder; 5. 66T-Tyrell Mead; 6. 54-Brett Hulsey; 7. 39-Justin Walker; DNQ 32-Daysen Thomas

Qualifying Group 2: 1. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; 2. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 3. 3B-Ian Bandey; 4. 10K-Don Waddell; 5. 99-Lawrence Van Hoof; 6. 71R-R.C. Levin; 7. 8-Ricky Hulsey

Qualifying Group 3: 1. 26F-Shane Forte; 2. 871-Hedge Carter; 3. 9-Matthew Calvert; 4. 66B-Brett McGhie; 5. 76-Truman Winningham; 6. 15-Donovan Prather; 7. 4-Justin Tracy

Qualifying Group 4: 1. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes; 3. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 4. 3F-Scott Fox; 5. 3-Dave May; 6. 6R-Morgan Burks; DNQ 10J-Jake Waddell

Heat Race 1: 1. 87-Kyler Barraza; 2. 66T-Tyrell Mead; 3. 12-Steven Snawder; 4. 7K-Kayla Green; 5. 7-Tyler Thompson; 6. 54-Brett Hulsey; 7. 39-Justin Walker; DNS 32-Daysen Thomas

Heat Race 2: 1. 71R-R.C. Levin; 2. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; 3. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 4. 99-Lawrence Van Hoof; 5. 8-Ricky Hulsey; 6. 10-Don Waddell; 7. 3B-Ian Bandey

Heat Race 3: 1. 15-Donovan Prather; 2. 26F-Shane Forte; 3. 66B-Brett McGhie; 4. 76-Truman Winningham; 5. 9-Matthew Calvert; 6. 871-Hedge Carter; 7. 4-Justin Tracy

Heat Race 4: 1. 3-Dave May; 2. 18T-Tanner Holmes; 3. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 4. 3F-Scott Fox; 5. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 6. 6R-Morgan Burks; DNS 10J-Jake Waddell

B-Feature: 1. 76-Truman Winningham; 2. 871-Hedge Carter; 3. 3B-Ian Bandey; 4. 54-Brett Hulsey; 5. 4-Justin Tracy; 6. 6R-Morgan Burks; 7. 39-Justin Walker; 8. 9-Matthew Calvert; 9. 99-Lawrence Van Hoof; DNS 10J-Jake Waddell; DNS 10-Don Waddell; DNS 8-Ricky Hulsey; DNS 32-Daysen Thomas

A-Feature: 1. 3-Dave May; 2. 1K-Kinzer Cox; 3. 26F-Shane Forte; 4. 7-Tyler Thompson; 5. 25S-Camden Robustelli; 6. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 7. 66B-Brett McGhie; 8. 66T-Tyrell Mead; 9. 3F-Scott Fox; 10. 3B-Ian Bandey; 11. 76-Truman Winningham; 12. 54-Brett Hulsey; 13. 71R-R.C. Levin; 14. 15-Donovan Prather; 15. 12-Steven Snawder; 16. 7K-Kayla Green; 17. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh; 18. 18T-Tanner Holmes; 19. 871-Headge Carter; 20. 87-Kyler Barraza

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – Coming Close at the “Fall Haul”

Des Moines, IA (October 2, 2018) – TMAC wrapped up the races he will run in the state of Iowa last weekend, scoring two podium finishes in the Scott Bonar-owned Midland Performance #50 with the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway during the inaugural “Fall Haul.” Next on the schedule for McCarl will be a trip west to jump in the Offill family-owned #88 to take on a stout field at one of the premier 360 events in the country, the Trophy Cup.

Friday night’s action dealt with a threat of rain and subpar weather, but TMAC got off to a fast start in his heat race. “It was very cold and crappy weather on Friday,” said Terry. “We started last in our heat and were able to make a nice run through the field to finish second, which earned us the pole for the dash.”

After walking away with the win in the dash, McCarl had the chance to show off his vocal range after getting some assistance from a young fan. “After winning the dash, a young girl named Layla did a great job and drew me the pole for the A-main,” said TMAC. “I’d have to assume her parents are fans of Eric Clapton.”

Driving the Scott Bonar-owned, Midland Performance #50 for the weekend, Terry relished the opportunity to not have the task of making setup decisions. “I love racing for Scott,” said TMAC. “He does such a great job at setting up the car that I’m free to just enjoy the night and race; it’s a nice break for me, since I’m used to filling both roles as driver and owner.”

A slight miscalculation for the night’s feature event saw TMAC fall back early, ending the night as the final podium finisher in 3rd. “The track was perfect for the A,” said Terry. “It had slicked off a bit and Scott and I misjudged how much it would blow off. As soon as we pushed off I could tell we were going to be too loose.”

“With how strong both Jon [Agan] and Paul [Nienhiser] were on Friday, being off by the little bit that we were made it hard to compete with those two. They got around me early, but late in the race I was able to move the wing back and felt like I was gaining on Paul as the checkered flew.”

Saturday night’s show wound up being held on Sunday night, allowing the rain to back off and the temperatures to warm up a bit. Another rough pill draw saw TMAC rolling off 6th in his heat and advancing to third by the time the checkered fell, but the night provided a racing surface much to Terry’s liking. “We ran up to 3rd in the heat, which was enough to get us in the dash and the track was great,” said McCarl. “Us old guys like slick tracks and that’s how it was on Sunday.”

After using the dash for some testing, TMAC rolled off on the inside of the second row for Sunday’s main event. Terry would finish runner up to Washington’s Seth Bergman, though there was no room for second-guessing. “We could run everywhere in the feature and the car felt great,” said Terry. “If I could go back, I don’t think I’d make any changes to our setup; Seth was just in another zip code that night and deserved the win.”

Following the strong showing in the Midland Performance #50, McCarl had nothing but great things to say about the event and the track. “I can’t thank everyone that chipped into the lap money purse enough,” said TMAC. “All of the drivers and owners greatly appreciated it and 34 Raceway did a great job and put on a great show for both the teams and fans. I hope they run it again next year; one of my favorite tracks and a great event!”

The next time TMAC takes to the track will be on the left coast, as he will be piloting Country Builders Construction, Offill-owned #88 during the 25th Annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. TMAC Motorsports is also working to put sponsorship together for a trip to Charlotte to compete against the World of Outlaws at the World Finals!

Sponsorship Opportunity

While this season is winding down, the TMAC Motorsports team is looking ahead to next year! Add your name to the list of great sponsors supporting TMAC Motorsports; secure your spot on the top wing for a night or the season!

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Driverwebsites.com develops the websites for the McCarl boys. Check out www.TerryMcCarl.com, as well as www.AustinMcCarl.com and www.CarsonMcCarl.com!

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

"Tuesdays with TMAC" is an up close and personal look at colorful sprint car veteran Terry McCarl. To receive "Tuesdays with TMAC", send an e-mail to broegracewriting@gmail.com with "TMAC" in the subject line.

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank their great list of partners for the 2018 season: SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, KC Breweries, Bosma Poultry, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, TW Vance Trucking, Terra Realty, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Simplot Grower Solutions, Rens Trucking, Hoosier Tire, Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone, Octane Ink, Destiny Motorsports, Country Builders Construction, 212 The Boiling Point, DeBerg Concrete, AL Drive Line, All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Aurora Rod Ends, Bell Helmets, Berryhill Racing, Bob and Beulah Elder, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Butlerbuilt, CM Rock, Crow Safety, DriverWebsites.com, Dynasty Stucco, Engler Injection, HRP, JLT Ent., Kilani Fender, Inc., KSE Steering, Mote Fasteners, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, Phil and Vivian, Pro Shocks, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scribner Plastics, Silva Chassis, Snap On Tools, Snyder Lawn & Landscaping, Sposato Paint, Strange Performance, and Winters.

 

 

White Ready for Challenge as Short Track Nationals Looms

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Oct. 2, 2018) - Harli White is down to only of handful of races remaining this season and her final visit of the year to Arkansas will be this weekend for the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals.

White will invade I-30 Speedway in Little Rock on Friday and Saturday for the marquee event.

"You go in there with the mindset that you need to pass cars every time you go on the track," she said. "It's all about passing points. With the way the format is you have to go forward in every race that you are in."

White's career-best finish at the quarter-mile oval came during a preliminary night of the 2016 Short Track Nationals when she earned a seventh-place outing.

She has visited the track twice this season with a season-best run of 13 th in May during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com race.

"I have confidence at I-30 Speedway," she said. "We've been there many times and have the notes for it. We know how the track changes throughout the night. That helps, too. I go into every race with the goal of finishing strong and having a top five or a top-10 finish. I want to move forward and be competitive and hopefully come out with a good finish."

Following the Short Track Nationals White will have two more weekends of action with the ASCS National Tour later this month. First, she will race at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Oct. 19-20 before venturing to Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., the following weekend.

White is currently tied for 11th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings. However, she is only 47 points out of the top 10.

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 18 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 31 st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc.

Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., is a North Texas based company with more than 27 years of fire safety security. The company specializes in fire alarms, fire suppression systems and fire extinguisher sales essential to keeping safety a priority. Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc. has established itself in the industry for being a professional full-service contractor servicing the commercial and residential markets across Texas.

"The support from everyone at Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc. has been amazing," White said. "Fire safety is very important to me and I'm grateful a company doing good things like Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc. is partnering with our team."

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Scores Two Podiums During Strong Return From Injury

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi's return to racing yielded a pair of podium finishes last weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway, which showcased more than 50 drivers during the Fall Nationals.

Scelzi, who had been sidelined for approximately a month because of a fracture in his leg, produced a third-place run on Friday before charging from 21st to second on Saturday at the quarter-mile oval.

"I'd give it an A minus," he said. "We were really fast and I think I raced well. To come back after sitting out a month, I think it was a pretty good return. My timing was a little off the first night. By the end of Saturday night I felt like I was back to 100 percent."

The weekend began on Friday with Scelzi qualifying fifth quickest in his group. He then maneuvered from fourth to second place in a heat race to advance into the dash. Unfortunately, he was involved in a crash that relegated him to an eighth-place finish. That lined Scelzi and his family owned team up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"I worked around the top for the majority of the race," he said. "Sean Becker got by me on the bottom so I moved down there and followed him up to fourth. He had a bad restart and I got back by him and into third. We were close to first and second at the end of the race, but just not close enough to capitalize."

Scelzi's third-place finish was his 15th top five of the season. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/THU2N43sUy0.

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Scelzi timing in 13th quickest in his group. He gained a position to finish sixth in a heat race before winning the B Main garner a transfer into the back of the main event.

"With it being 40 laps I knew I needed to pace myself," he said. "The first 20 laps I rode around and got to 10th or 11th. The final 20 laps I was more aggressive. I think we had saved more tire than the others. The first 10 laps the track had a little moisture and then it went really slick. I wasn't spinning the tires once it was like that. As I started to turn it on everyone else was floundering. We were about a half a second faster in those last laps and made it close for the win at the end."

Scelzi continued gaining positions and had advanced into the runner-up position by the final lap. He closed in on the leader, but came up only a couple of tenths of a second shy of earning the victory. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/htgcmMdc-uw.

"We were nose to tail coming off turn four," he said. "I was definitely happy with the way we came back."

Scelzi plans to race this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and Saturday at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 28 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 8 (7); Feature: 3 (8).

Sept. 29 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (21).

SEASON STATS -

58 races, 5 wins, 16 top fives, 29 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., and Saturday at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

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

"FK Rod Ends makes the best rod ends in the business," Scelzi said. "They help us out with the sprint cars and the micros. We really appreciate the support and we wouldn't run anything else."

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Aiming for Fifth Top-10 Finish at Fulton Speedway Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 2, 2018) - Kraig Kinser is 4-for-4 in earning top-10 results at Fulton Speedway entering a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show at the oval in Fulton, N.Y., this Saturday.

Kinser recorded an eighth-place result during his debut in 2005 before netting a career-best fourth-place finish in 2010. He added an eighth-place run in 2014 and was seventh last year.

"It's a unique shaped track," he said. "I've ran good there before. After a dismal weekend it's good to get back to a track we've had success at. I'm looking forward to getting back on the right track."

Kinser competed during the Champion Racing Oil National Open last weekend at Williams Grove Speedway, where approximately 50 drivers tackled the marquee World of Outlaws spectacle.

"It was a tough weekend for us," he said. "We got behind in qualifying and couldn't dig ourselves out of any holes. The Saturday show we were getting better though so that was a positive."

Kinser qualified 20th quickest in his group, placed eighth in a heat race and ended sixth in the C Main on Friday, but he improved all of his results on Saturday. He timed in 13th quickest in his group, advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race to miss locking into the main event by only one position. Kinser then finished eighth in the Last Chance Showdown before using a provisional to start near the rear of the field in the 40-lap main event. He gained a trio of positions to finish 24 th.

"We definitely were getting better," he said. "We needed to start the weekend where we ended. We had a balance issue. The track was quick both nights with the weather they had. It was about getting set up better for that type of track. We didn't get the handle on it until too late."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 28 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 8 (7); C Main: 6 (10).

Sept. 29 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 8 (9); Feature: 24 (27).

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Engler Machine & Tool

Established in 1980, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., builds fuel injection systems, custom made pulling chassis, gears, shafts, specialty CNC products, racing engines and some custom machining. For more information, visit http://www.EnglerMachine.com.

"Being in Indiana it's a great fit and we work well together," Kinser said. "They are always there if we need their help with anything. Tim Engler has been great to our team and family throughout the years."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Kessington Aerospace, Southern Pacific Farms, Sander Engineering, FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Crow Enterprises, Aerodine Composites Group, Pro Shocks and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Bound for Short Track Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Oct. 2, 2018) - Channin Tankersley plans to return to action this Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

"I'm honestly just hoping for a smooth weekend," he said. "We've started strong at the Short Track Nationals during previous years only to be caught up in a crash. There's a lot of great competition there and it's a small track so there's bound to be some crashes. I just hope we can make it through this year's event without being involved in any."

The Old School Racing driver has had some success during the marquee event, including a strong run in 2013 that included a 15th-place preliminary night outing. Tankersley then finished fourth in a B Main to transfer into the main event.

"I think that was the biggest field they had on record, too," he said. "We were running inside the top 10 until we were involved in a wreck. We had the potential to run in the top five. That was one of those weekends when everything clicked and was heading in the right direction until the crash. We've had some other pretty good runs.

"Any time you're at a big race everyone is fast. You have to have a little luck. If you have your stuff together and everything is clicking that is what you strive for. If you have that package you can somewhat put yourself in the right position."

Tankersley has finished in the top 10 during all 11 360ci winged sprint car starts this season entering the Short Track Nationals.

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 5 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 31 st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blackfoot Electric

Blackfoot Electric is an electrician business based in Channelview, Texas.

"Charlie, who owns Blackfoot Electric, is like a MacGyver," Tankersley said. "He does just about everything for commercial and residential electrical work."

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Intra Services, Challenger Drilling, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Venturing to Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Oct. 2, 2018) - Alex Hill is looking forward to tackling the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals this weekend at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

Hill suffered misfortune during the event for two consecutive years prior to not competing in it last year.

"We had some tough luck our previous two times there," the 18-year-old said. "I didn't race it last year because it was my first year at college.

"I got upside down twice there. One night was when the track was really rough and it was in the same spot a lot of cars flipped. The other time was when another car clipped my front end hard. We're hoping things will go better for us this year."

Given the expected car count and competition level, Hill's hope is to qualify for Saturday night's main event.

"It's a big race with a lot of strong competition so I think qualifying for the A Main on Saturday would be a big accomplishment for us," she said.

Hill enjoyed a rare weekend without extensive travel last weekend. She usually travels by air from Los Angeles to wherever she is racing that weekend, often three time zones away.

"I have a pretty good class schedule so it doesn't usually affect my classes too much," she said. "My last class of the week ends on Thursday at noon and I don't have to be back for my first class until 6 p.m. on Monday."

Hill will continue racing nearly every weekend through October.

"We had planned to race every weekend in October until they canceled the 360 race at Eldora on Oct. 13," she said. "But I still plan to go to Eldora that weekend to watch (teammate) Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) race with the Outlaws."

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 31 st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

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"Wade Huisman gives us an awesome product and he's phenomenal to work with," Hill said. "We're glad to have him on board this year and we appreciate his support."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Slade Shock Technology, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Gaerte/TOPP Performance Race Products, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, 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.

 

 

Dover Prepared for Double Duty Saturday at U.S. 36 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Oct. 2, 2018) - Last weekend Mother Nature intervened when Jack Dover planned on doing double duty at his home track.

This Saturday Dover will travel to Missouri and will attempt to race both 360ci and 305ci winged sprint cars at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn. It will mark the season finale for the ASCS Warrior Region.

"Unfortunately, last weekend rained out at I-80 Speedway," he said. "Hopefully the weather cooperates this weekend and we can get a couple of races in. We've always really enjoyed racing at U.S. 36 Raceway and have had a lot of success there."

Dover was victorious at the high-banked track in June during his lone visit this season. He was fourth at the oval last year and won a race in 2016, 2014 and 2013. That gives him four wins, six podiums and seven top fives in eight races there since the start of the 2013 season.

"It gives you a lot of confidence rolling into a track where you're almost always a contender," he said. "I think we'll have the 360 set up well, but we've never raced a 305 at U.S. 36 Raceway so that will be a little different. It won't have the power to pull you out of trouble so you have to be smooth and on the gas."

Dover's 12 wins this season is tied for his fifth most in a single season. He has won 15 races in a season twice in his career and 14 races in a season twice in his career.

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 12 wins, 24 top fives, 30 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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"Stan and everyone at Speedway Graphics have done a great job of producing great looking cars for me every year," Dover said. "They always find a way to get it done even in the last minute and I appreciate their hard work and support of our race team."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Starks Posts Career-Best World of Outlaws Result During Opening Night of National Open

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 2, 2018) - Trey Starks highlighted the Champion Racing Oil National Open with a sixth-place run last Friday at Williams Grove Speedway, where he garnered his career-best result with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver qualified fourth quickest in his group, which earned a front row starting position in a heat race.

"It's always nice when a track stays even throughout qualifying and Williams Grove seemed to do that last weekend," he said. "Qualifying as well as we did really set up the rest of our night."

Starks finished where he started - second - in a heat race to advance into a dash. He gained a position in the dash to finish third, which lined him up on the outside of the third row for the 27-lap main event.

"Your goal is to start in the first few rows of the main event so you have to qualify well and run well in a heat race and dash," he said. "It's a lot easier to maintain than it is to drive through the field to get a top 10.

"We got up to fourth early. It seemed like the restarts hurt us for most of the race. We'd always start on the inside and lose a spot or two. The last restart went our way and we were able to gain two or three positions to finish strong."

Starks brought home a sixth-place outing, which marked his second top 10 of the season and fifth career with the World of Outlaws.

Unfortunately, the weekend ended early with mechanical problems during qualifying on Saturday.

Starks plans on racing this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., during the Dirt Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 28 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 6 (6).

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 20 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Dirt Classic

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 - Beer Hill Gang

The Beer Hill Gang, which is made up of diehard sprint car fans in Central Pennsylvania, has participated in the "Adopt-A-Highway Program," organizes trash clean ups and sponsors various race teams, Hard Charger Awards and laps at the Tuscarora 50. The group is also a strong supporter of the Jeff Gordon's Kick-It Foundation that helps aid children's cancer research. For more information, visit http://www.BeerHillGang.net.

"The Beer Hill Gang is a big supporter of the Gobrecht Motorsports team," Starks said. "The way they've welcomed me into the state of Pennsylvania has been much appreciated."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Textron Off Road, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Moose Blocks, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, 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.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Gearing Up for Busy Final Month of Season

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 2, 2018) - Big Game Motorsports will take one more weekend off before finishing the season strong by partaking in the final nine World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races.

The Muddy sponsored team is preparing for the final stretch of the year, which features trips to six different states during a four-weekend span.

"We have some big races coming up during the final month of the season and we're looking to finish the year strong," team driver Kerry Madsen said. "We've had success at a lot of these tracks so it will be a fun challenge."

The team will return to action with races on Oct. 12 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.; Oct. 13 at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., during the Wabash Clash; and Oct. 14 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during the Last Call for Them All.

Races at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., and at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., are the following weekend before a doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., wraps up the month of October.

The season concludes at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Nov. 1-3 for the famed World of Outlaws World Finals.

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 39 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 12 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.; Oct. 13 at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., for the Wabash Clash; and Oct. 14 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, Last Call for Them All with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

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Giovanni Scelzi Becomes Youngest World of Outlaws and Williams Grove Winner During National Open Opener

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 2, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi has accomplished a lot of amazing feats during his young career, but his performance last weekend rises to the top.

Scelzi, who is a couple of months shy of his 17th birthday, became the youngest winner in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Williams Grove Speedway history on Friday when he won the opening night of the Champion Racing Oil National Open.

"Going into the weekend we knew there would be a lot of good cars with the World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse," he said. "The goal was to make the show and get better on Friday. You have to treat it like every other race, but also have realistic expectations given that we'd never raced a 410 there and the level of talent we were competing with."

Approximately 50 drivers invaded the half-mile oval for one of sprint car racing's crown jewel events and Scelzi guided the Bernie Stuebgen owned sprint car to the second quickest qualifying time in their group. Scelzi then won both a heat race and a dash to line up on the outside of the front row for the 27-lap A Main.

"We had a brand new Speedway engine in and it ran great," he said. "When you qualify good, especially with the Outlaws format, that's the No. 1 thing you have to do to be successful.

"I saw how much I won the heat and then the dash by and thought we had something going. The first couple of laps of the feature you know whether you're going to be competitive for the win or not. I felt like I could move around the track where (David) Gravel wasn't. He picked the top and the bottom on restarts a couple of times and I felt like wherever he went I was better. One time I was a foot or two closer on a restart than I had been previously. I went to slide him and knew I didn't clear him. I left him room and was able to pass him going into turn three."

Scelzi took the lead on Lap 16 and he held on for the final dozen laps despite being marred in traffic during the final few circuits.

"You have to get ready for traffic," he said. "It's hard because the straightaways are so narrow. You don't really know where the guys are going to go. That allowed Gravel to close, but I knew there was no way he could slide me with the lapped guys running the bottom."

Here is a link to watch highlights of the race: https://youtu.be/vUFzBJ4hImo.

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Scelzi setting quick time during qualifying - the best time of the 49 drivers. He then won a heat race and placed second in a dash to line up third for the 40-lap feature.

"I fell to fifth right away," he said. "Then I got chopped by another driver going into turn three. I slid up the track and nearly hit the fence. I fell back to 12th at that point and we pretty much ran around there the rest of the race."

Scelzi's 13th-place result garnered the Rookie of the Year Award.

"I feel like we've had speed everywhere," he said. "To have consistent results is huge. You can say we were fast, but until you show it it doesn't matter. It was a great weekend and I can't thank Bernie, Betsy, Brandon and all of our supporters enough."

Scelzi and Stuebgen plan on competing this Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 28 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (2).

Sept. 29 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 13 (3).

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 3 wins, 18 top fives, 26 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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"I want to thank everyone at Carlucci Transport, especially Nick and his wife, for supporting our family race team for a long time," Scelzi said. "They have developed into great friends as well as partners. We're looking forward to many victories with Carlucci Transport on our race cars."

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

 

 

Brian Brown Produces Pair of Top 10s During National Open

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 2, 2018) - Brian Brown recorded a pair of top-10 finishes during the Champion Racing Oil National Open last weekend at Williams Grove Speedway.

Approximately 50 drivers invaded the half-mile oval during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader. The action began on Friday with Brown qualifying eighth quickest in his group. He then advanced from third to second place in a heat race to make a dash.

"We were able to race our way in and get a dash spot, which is critical," he said. "Then we passed a car in the dash to gain another row."

Brown picked up a position to finish fourth in a dash, which lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"We were hovering around that sixth or seventh spot," he said. "I made a couple of mistakes and we were back as far as 12th or 13 th at one point. I got over the cushion and four or five went by. I felt like we had something to work with after Friday night though."

Brown followed a ninth-place result by drawing the highest pill on Saturday. That made him go out last for qualifying, but it didn't matter as Brown set quick time in his group and he was sixth quickest overall. A runner-up result in a heat race locked Brown into a dash for the second straight night. This time he maneuvered from fourth to second place to line up on the outside of the second row for the $56,000-to-win A Main.

"In the dash I felt like that was the best I'd ever been there," he said. "I really felt like at that point our expectations kind of changed. I thought, 'Gosh, we're just as fast as the good guys. We have a shot to win this thing.' We ran inside the top five for 35 to 38 laps. We just weren't as good as we needed to be as the race wore on."

Brown ran third for the first 10 laps before spending much of the race in fourth. He lost a couple of positions late before scoring a sixth-place result, which was his seventh consecutive top 10 and 32nd top 10 of the season.

"To come out of there with a sixth-place finish when there's 50 good race car drivers there is an accomplishment," he said. "I'm proud of our whole team and our partners in Casey's and FVP for allowing us to go out there and run those races. We felt we could go in there and compete. If we went in there and could run inside the top 10 and maybe sneak out a top five that'd be a solid weekend and we were pretty much on point with that. Chad gave me a great car that I could maneuver and put in different spots."

Brown is scheduled to return to action this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway before tackling the Dirt Classic on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

"We were there at the Dirt Classic last year and it was awesome," he said. "The pay and what they do for the race and fans is awesome. It's an event we had hoped to run a couple of weeks ago so we're excited to stick around and run that."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 28 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 9 (7).

Sept. 29 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 2 (4); Feature: 6 (4).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 8 wins, 26 top fives, 32 top 10s, 40 top 15s, 46 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Dirt Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,000 convenience stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. For more information, visithttp://www.Caseys.com.

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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, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, J.D. Welding & Machine, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

Heartbreak Hotel at National Open for Zearfoss and Destiny Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: In one of the biggest races in Central PA, Brock Zearfoss and Destiny Motorsports went toe-to-toe with the hottest team in the state during the National Open on Saturday night until incident contact ended the team’s night while battling for the lead at Williams Grove Speedway.

“Friday night we started off with some minor engine issues that put us behind, but after working those kinks out we got off to a great start on Saturday night and had a great shot to win the National Open,” Brock Zearfoss said.

Getting off to a little bit of a slow start as they fought gremlins on Friday night, Zearfoss timed the MonDak Portables/Ft Union Supply and Trading/Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill machine in 13th quickest in their time trial group before running fourth in the heat race.

On a normal night that would be good enough for a transfer but with the car count on hand, fourth would place Zearfoss in the semi where he would end his night with an 11th place finish.

Making some adjustments during the day Saturday, Zearfoss came out swinging with the bright lights on as he timed the Heavy Equipment Loaders and Parts/Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS entry in seventh quickest in his time trial group on this night.

Going from third to second in his heat race, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ would move into the Dash where he would fend off Friday night’s winner, Gio Scelzi and earn the pole position for the National Open.

When the green flag dropped, Zearfoss stomped on the loud pedal and jumped out to the early lead as PA legend, Lance Dewease chased after him. Looking good out front, Zearfoss would get into traffic quickly and allow Dewease to close in on his rear bumper.

As Dewease made a bid for the lead, Zearfoss was able to point his car underneath Dewease and continue to lead before the caution flag flew on the 12th lap.

Getting the jump, Zearfoss continued to lead the way as he chased after Destiny Motorsports first World of Outlaws win ever and first win of the season, but a pesky Dewease had other ideas.

Racing down the backstretch on the 24th lap, Dewease would get the advantage and take over the top spot before a lap 25 competition yellow flew.

The ensuing restart saw Dewease and Zearfoss drag race into turn one and two where incidental contact would spin Zearfoss around and send him into the fence ending his bid for the win and bringing his night to a disappointing end.

“It was a heartbreaker for sure,” Zearfoss said. “I wanted to win that race for Greg Hodnett so badly. On the flip side, it was great to have that good of speed and really have something for the No. 69K (Dewease). Those guys are on their game in Central PA, so you know you’re doing something right when you’re battling with them. I am really proud of the effort Shane, Kevin, and Mike put in, and for everyone that is involved. It takes more than just a few people to make this deal work.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Heavy Equipment Loaders and Parts, Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint and Supply, Meckleys Limestone, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, HRP, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, and Hoosier Tires North for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-84, Wins-0, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-39.

ON TAP: Zearfoss and Destiny Motorsports will stay close to their home base in Indiana this week as they will be in action at Kokomo Speedway on Saturday night to close out the 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions 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. To stay up to speed with Brock make sure to follow him on Twitter @Brock_Zearfoss.

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Bubba DeCaires Closes Rookie Campaign out During Fall Nationals with Dale Miller Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to Chico, CA to take part in the Fall Nationals, Tribute to Stephen Allard over the weekend, Bubba DeCaires returned to the seat of the Dale Miller Motorsports entry to close out his rookie season aboard the potent No. 4SA machine.

“Our weekend started off slow, but we made some gains and got better every time out,” Bubba DeCaires said. “Dale has some awesome equipment and I really thank him for being so patient with me this season.”

With over 50 cars in attendance during both night’s of action, a tough qualifying effort on Friday night would put DeCaires and the Thompson’s Auto/RedHawk Casino/Dale Miller Septic mount in the Last Chance Qualifier.

Finishing sixth in the LCQ, DeCaires Friday night would come to an early end as the team worked hard through the day Friday to get the young Elk Grove, CA driver a little more comfortable.

Finding himself in the fifth row of the Last Chance Qualifier on Saturday night, DeCaires would take a page out of his father’s book and go to work on the bottom of the speedway. Patiently hitting his marks, DeCaires would advance from 10th to finish which was good enough to put him in the ‘B’ Main.

From the back of the ‘B’, DeCaires would continue to earn his money on the bottom groove, but in a very loaded semi, he would be unable to gain as much ground as he did in the LCQ, as he closed his rookie season out with a 14th place finish in the semi.

“It was funny to hear so many people come up to me and say I looked just like my dad rolling the bottom on Saturday night,” DeCaires added. “It was a great learning weekend, and I am just extremely thankful for the opportunity Dale Miller gave me this season. My season is over now, but I am already excited for 2019.”

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

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

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

 

 

Shane Hopkins 10th in Fall Nationals ‘B’ with Dodds Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night, Shane Hopkins took part in the 26th Annual Fall Nationals, Tribute to Stephen Allard aboard the Mike Dodds Motorsports No. 27 machine. Having some gremlins in his first night, Hopkins would finish 10th in the ‘B’.

“I want to thank Mike Dodds for the opportunity to run his car at a race that means a lot to me,” Shane Hopkins said. “We had some bad luck early that put us in a hole, but we fought hard and ended up 10th in the ‘B’.”

Battling brake issues in time trials, Hopkins would just narrowly make a heat race as he would time in 20th quickest with only the Top-20 in each group making a heat.

Lining up scratch on the field in his heat, the Cameron Park, CA pilot would do a little moving and shaking as he worked his way up to finish seventh in his heat race which put him in the night’s ‘B’ Main event.

Lining up eighth in the semi, Hopkins would go to work on the tricky surface aboard a car that he was still getting used to. Looking for a spot in the feature event, Hopkins would give it all he could, but just couldn’t get going in the right direction.

Taking the checkered flag in the 10th position, Hopkins’ night would come to an end.

“It wasn’t the night that we all had hoped for, but it was a good time,” Hopkins said. “It was a great opportunity, and hopefully I can work with Mike Dobbs and his team again really soon.”

Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports would like to thank Moxie Mechanical, Morrison Concrete, TNT Powdercoat, LRB Ent., ADCO Driveline, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Soares Motorsports, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Capital Ace Hardware, Johnson Motorsports, American River Overhead, Americote Painting, Gary Morgan Graphics, and ART Enterprises for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-27, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP- Hopkins is scheduled to return to action on October 13th at Keller Auto Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21, or by following Moxie Motorsports on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moxie97.

 

 

Bad Luck Riddles Tanner Carrick’s Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Looking to pick up another win at Silver Dollar Speedway to close the track’s 2018 campaign out, Tanner Carrick took part in the 26th Annual Fall Nationals over the weekend but bad luck would hamper results during both nights of action.

“It was kind of a frustrating weekend, because we had some awesome speed during both nights,” Tanner Carrick said. “Unfortunately some bad luck in both features led to two ‘DNF’s.”

Friday night Carrick would open the night up by timing in second quickest in his qualifying flight with 51 cars jammed into the Silver Dollar Speedway pit area. Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Carrick was able to pick up the win aboard his CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil entry and punch his ticket into the Dash.

Lining up fifth in the Dash, Carrick would finish in the same position, which placed him in the third row for the opening night feature event. From his third row starting position, Carrick would get off to a nice star as he raced his way forward amongst the Top-Five.

On the race’s seventh circuit, Carrick’s would lose the handle to his machine and spin out, forcing him to restart at the back of pack.

Carrick’s spin would later be attributed to a right front shock going bad, as the shock would give way on the 27th lap and he would retire a few laps early and be scored 22nd.

Looking for a better night on Saturday, Carrick would again get off to a nice start in time trials as he would end up eighth quickest in his group with 56 cars in attendance on this night. Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Carrick would get off to a slow start as he fell back to seventh at one point.

Settling into a rhythm, Carrick would get going in the right direction as he would work back up to fourth and transfer directly into the 40-lap feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the 16th position.

A super technical track on this night would make things tough for some, but Carrick seemed to adapt to it as he would work his way into 12th as he worked towards a position inside the Top-10.

With his right rear losing air pressure and ultimately going flat, Carrick would pull off the racing surface on the 28th lap and be scored in the 20th position.

“Just bad luck,” Carrick said. “These weekends will happen in this sports, and all you can do is grit your teeth and move on. Thanks to all of our partners, and to Clark Riolo and everyone that helps our race team out.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 26, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 5, Top 10’s: 12

ON TAP: Carrick has a rare break in his schedule and will be idle un October 12th and 13th where he will return to the Midwest as he will be in Jacksonville, IL and Belleville, IL with Keith Kunz Motorsports.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Cole Macedo Cashes In For First Career Feature Event Win at Keller Auto Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Coming oh so close to his first career win on numerous occasions in 2018, Cole Macedo was able to get over the hump and score that elusive win on Saturday night at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA.

“It feels great to finally get this car into victory lane,” Cole Macedo said. “I am happy for this team, they give me a great car every night and they all deserve this.”

Macedo had a great night from start to finish as he kicked things off by timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino backed No. 21x entry in fourth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, the Lemoore, CA product would move into the Dash where the one pill put him on the front row of the six-lap shootout. Able to get the jump, Macedo would grab the win and earn the right to lead the field to green for the 30-lap feature event.

With the race struggling to get going with numerous stoppages on several attempts at starting the race, it would end up going green in single file formation. Getting out to the early lead, Macedo would look extremely strong out front but would have to deal with several stoppages and restarts over the course of the race.

Staying composed, Macedo knew he had a very fast car in clean air, so staying out of traffic kept him confident in the seat as he continued to pace the field. Staying strong out front, Macedo would continue to hit his marks as he would lead all 30-laps and score his first career win in a winged 360ci sprint car.

“It felt like the longest race ever,” Macedo said. “I knew we were good so I just kept my head right and hit my marks. Paul Baines, Tyrone, and my dad work so hard in the shop and at the track, this means so much to finally get a win and park in victory lane. Big thanks to the Tarlton family for their continued support and providing me a great opportunity.”

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Yokut Gas, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2018 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-28, Wins-1, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-14.

ON TAP: Cole is tentatively scheduled to take part in the Cotton Classic back at Keller Auto Speedway on October 13th.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Lucas Ashe Tastes Silver Dollar Speedway Alphabet Soup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the 26th Annual Fall Nationals at Silver Dollar Speedway over the weekend, Lucas Ashe would run the alphabet on Friday night before racing his way directly into the feature event out of heat race action on Saturday night.

“With over 50 cars there both nights it was a huge accomplishment to race into the feature both nights,” Ashe said. “Steven Tiner helped us out on Friday night and everything went really well and we came from the ‘C’ to the ‘A’, and on Saturday night we had various people lending us help and we were able to charge form 9th to third in our heat and make the show a little easier.”

Timing in 21st in his group in qualifying time trials, Ashe would miss out on making a heat race, and would find himself in the first non-qualifiers race. Picking up the win, Ashe would keep his night alive as he moved on to the ‘B’ Main where he would start from the rear of the field.

With a strong car underneath him, Ashe continued to lay down some impressive laps against a strong field of cars. Working his way forward, Ashe would turn a slow start into a great night as his third place finish furthered his night as he moved into the feature event.

Find himself again at the back of the pack, Ashe continued to do what he did all night though he would admit to being a little fatigued with the night that he had. Giving it his all, Ashe would cap a strong showing on this night with a 19th place finish in the feature.

Back in action for Saturday night’s Fall Nationals finale, Ashe would get off to a bit of a better start on this night as he timed the Jester Auto Museum and Event Center/SALCO Inc./Lucas Oil entry in 18th quickest in time trials which would put him in a heat race on this night.

Lining up ninth in the heat, Ashe would impress on lookers as he had his elbows up and ripped around the Silver Dollar Speedway. Making some nice moves, Ashe would finish third and punch his ticket into the 40-lap Fall Nationals feature event.

Lining up 12th on the starting grid, Ashe would continue to run well until being involved in a lap 17 incident that brought this night and weekend to an early end.

“I have to thank everyone that helped us out over the weekend,” Ashe said. “Steven Tiner was a lot of fun to work with on Friday night, and Saturday night it was cool to have various guys come over and lend a hand, and really help me out. It means, a lot, and I really appreciate the support we get from the racing world and our partners.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, Triple X Race Co., DMI Components, VSR, Factory QRC, Shaver Racing Engines, Rod End Supply, Fat Cat Propane, and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 28, Wins-0, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-8

ON TAP: Ashe will idle for a couple of weekends and will return to action for the Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook. You can also keep up with Lucas by clicking over to www.lucasasheracing.com.

 

 

Tony Gualda Lands In Top-10 at Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night, Tony Gualda and C&M Motorsports made the trip to Chico, CA’s Silver Dollar Speedway to take part in the 26th Annual Fall Nationals, Tribute To Stephen Allard to end the 2018 season at the Silver Dollar Fair Grounds. Leading laps early in the race, Gualda would find himself hanging on for dear life with a broken shock late in the race as he scored an eighth place finish.

“Saturday night had the makings to be a great night, and in the end it was another good night for our race team,” Tony Gualda said. “We had speed all night long, and we led some laps early in the race. Unfortunately a late race restart drew some contact to our left rear and it broke our shock and I just held on as best I could.”

Timing the Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA backed No. 7C machine in sixth quickest in his qualifying group, the youngster would make some late heroics happen in his heat race as he would get the final berth into the Dash at the checkered flag.

Lining up seventh in the Dash, the Hollister, CA product would go to work on the bottom of the speedway as he raced his way to a fourth place finish and would take the green flag for the 40-lap finale from the out side of the second row.

On a technical Silver Dollar Speedway racing surface, Gualda would showcase a strong C&M Motorsports prepared entry as he would forge his way into the race lead on the ninth circuit.

Out front, Gualda would soon find himself in traffic and under attack from both Sean Becker and Kyle Hirst. As the duo battled hard in traffic Gualda would actually fall to third amidst the intense battle.

Keeping the leaders in his crosshairs, Gualda would then feel pressure from Justyn Cox for the third position and hook up in another great battle on the track. Sitting back in fifth on a late restart, Gualda would endure contact into his left rear and it would result in a broken shock.

With the handling on his machine going away quickly with the damage, Gualda would do a great job of holding on to bring his machine home with an eighth place finish.

“It got a little hairy there with no left rear shock,” Gualda admitted. “I felt like a sitting duck, but we had a good enough car to still hold on and finish eight. I really want to thank Cody and Mandi, and everyone on their team for letting me have some fun and race on Saturday.”

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

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports are will make the trip to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night for the Adobe Cup.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-27, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-14.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Andy Forsberg Fourth at Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- 2018 Silver Dollar Speedway Track Champion, Andy Forsberg, closed the track’s 2018 season on Saturday night with a fourth place finish during the Fall Nationals, Tribute to Stephen Allard aboard the F&F Racing No. x1.

“Friday night I couldn’t figure out to keep our car on the track in the feature, but on Saturday night I remembered what I was doing and it we a pretty good night that saw us close the SDS season out with a fourth place finish,” Andy Forsberg said.

After losing the handle while running seventh on Friday night, and slipping off the race track after restarting from the back, Forsberg would call it an early night and get ready for a redemption run during the Saturday night finale.

With 56 cars checked into the pit area, Forsberg got things kicked off by timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA entry in fifth quickest in his qualifying group.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver had some work to do in the feature event as he would take the green flag for the 40-lap feature event from the 14th starting position.

On a surface that offered a little bit of everything on this night, “Mr. Exctiement’ lived up to his billing as he sliced and diced his way to the front and quickly found himself up in the fourth position in seemingly no time at all.

Issues with the leaders late in the race saw Forsberg up in the third position, but a couple of restarts would not be kind to the 2018 Track Champ as he would lose a spot and end his hard charge in the fourth position.

“The track was really technical, and luckily I remembered how to stay on it,” Forsberg said with a laugh. “We were pretty good and had a nice run from 14th. Thanks to the F&F guys for all 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 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing are set for another action packed weekend as they will be in Chico, CA Friday and Saturday for the Fall Nationals.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-29, Wins-7, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-22.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

 

 

Cox Third at Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to stay extremely hot, Justyn Cox flirted with a win at the Fall Nationals finale before settling for a third place finish which marked his fourth consecutive podium finish.

“It has been a fun run lately. We have landed on the podium in the Van Dyke car, the Bates car, and now our car the last three straight weeks so that’s pretty cool,” Justyn Cox said.

Making the last minute decision to head to Chico on Saturday night to take part in the Fall Nationals, Tribute to Stephen Allard, Cox opened the night up by timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31C machine in fourth quickest in qualifying group No. 1.

Picking up a heat race win, Cox would move into the Dash where he would finish fifth and put himself in the third row of the 40-lap Fall Nationals feature event starting line up.

When the race came to life, Cox would slip back to sixth before he was able to work his way past Willie Croft and Mitchell Faccinto to take over the fourth position. Going to work on the thick Silver Dollar Speedway cushion amidst and extended green flag run, Cox would battle with Tony Gualda for third before getting the spot.

White battling a broken wing slider, the complexion of the race change on lap 37 and Cox would line up in the second position on a restart with three to go. Throwing a big move on Kyle Hirst in turns three and four, Cox would take over the race lead but exiting turn four he would miss his line and get loose allowing Hirst to drive back by him.

Under siege from Dominic Scelzi, the duo would battle for the second spot and allow Hirst to get away, as Scelzi would slip by Cox and he would close his night out with a third place finish.

‘We had a good car, and that restart on lap 36 really let me get sorted and situated,” Cox said. “We had a good battle with Scelzi and Hirst late and just came up short. Thanks to my guys for all their hard work. I think we had a good car, and if cautions at the end fell differently it may have been a different outcome. Still happy with another podium and excited for this weekend.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-36, Wins-2, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Cox will follow the King of the West Series to Kern County Racway on Saturday night.

 

 

Kyle Hirst’s 12th Win of Season Comes at Fall Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in the final event of the year at Silver Dollar Speedway, Kyle Hirst and Roth Motorsports put a tough Friday night behind them as they bounced back to win the Fall Nationals finale in thrilling fashion on Saturday night.

“I hate that Sean Becker and I banged wheels there with a few laps to go racing for the lead, it definitely takes some of the fun out of this, but hats off to my guys for giving me a great car,” Kyle Hirst said.

Following a Friday night that ultimately saw Roth Motorsports and Kyle Hirst finish 15th, the team came back looking to end their weekend on a high note as the Paradise, CA pilot timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments backed No. 83 entry in sixth quickest in qualifying flight No. 2.

Grabbing the in in his heat race, Hirst would move into the Dash where a third place finish put him in the second row for the 40-lap Fall Nationals feature event. Moving into second on the race’s 13th lap, Hirst and Sean Becker would battle for the runner up position as they chased after race leader, Tony Gualda.

Reeling in Gualda, the duo would split Gualda on lap 16 with Becker getting the top spot, and Hirst continuing to run in second. Keeping Becker in his sights, Hirst would find something in the middle of the speedway that would see him close in on the race lead as the laps would down.

With Becker continuing to pound the top, Hirst continued to float the middle, and in traffic the race for the lead was on with less than five laps to go. With the two leaders battling a slower car on the 37th lap, Hirst stayed committed to the middle line, and as they ran three wide through turns one and two, close quarters racing would see the two leaders bang wheels.

Able to keep his car points straight, Hirst would take over the race lead, and go on to survive a feverish challenge by Justyn Cox to win the Fall Nationals and score his 12th win of the year in his 50th start of 2018 with Roth Motorsports.

“I hope the fans enjoyed the show,” Hirst said. “It was a long night, and it got cold but that was a fun race to run. Big thanks to my guys for working so hard for me and to Dennis and Teresa Roth for all they do for myself and this team.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2018.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 50, Wins: 12, Top 5’s: 29, Top 10’s: 33.

ON TAP: Hirst will make the trip to Kern County Raceway Park as King of the West action resumes after an extended break on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports, or liking them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/. You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

Campbell clinches 8th 81 Speedway track CHAMPIONSHIP

10/2/2018 – With the 2018 weekly series at 81 Speedway coming to a close, Jeremy Campbell and the #10c team clinched their 8th track championship in 9 seasons this past weekend. With three wins over the regular season, and continued long lines at autograph sessions, plus the much loved victory donuts, Campbell continues to be a crowd favorite!

“We love racing here and are really grateful to have a track continuing to support sprint cars and fans that keep coming back for more,” said Campbell. “We are 100% focused on these next two NCRA events and winning the NCRA Championship as well!”

The JCM team has two more NCRA events to round out the 2018 season, both at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas.

2018 Stats: 19 Events 6 Wins 14 Top Fives

Connect with JCM: Find us at facebook.com/campbell10c, or visit our website www.jeremycampbell.net

About JCM: With almost 18 years in motorsports, Jeremy Campbell Motorsports has built long term, sustainable and rewarding relationships with many businesses and manufacturers. Thank you to Dan’s Cycle, Scott’s Well Service, Knoche Farms, Mel Hambelton Ford Racing, BEPC, JP Agronomy, Maxim Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, Diversified Machine, Inc., Butler Built Seats, Saldana Racing Products, Craig and Karen Crispens.

 

Miller Family Motorsports

PLYMOUTH, WIS.] October 2, 2018-The Miller Family Motorsports teams were back in action again for the final night of the 2018 season at the Plymouth Dirt Track (PDTR) this past Saturday night!

Adam & Justin started the night out in the same heat race. Adam started 4th and would finish 3rd; Justin started 7th & finished 5th. Both brothers secured starting spots in the final A-main event of the season. Justin continued to stay focused on the points chase and would enter the A-main 23 points out of winning the championship at PDTR.

Both brothers pushed off for the A-main were Adam started 10th and Justin 12th. As soon as the green flag dropped Adam was on the move to the front. After several laps, Adam would make his way to the lead and led for several laps. Meanwhile Justin was struggling a bit but he had a little luck on his side. On lap 11 a detrimental turn of events would happen to fellow championship campaigner Kurt Davis. Davis had something break and he went hard into the wall, he would be ok but was unable to restart. Now Justin had to finish 8th or better to capture the PDTR CHAMPIONSHIP!

After 25 hard fought laps by both brothers, Adam would come home with a great season finale; by finishing 4th and at the checkers Justin would capture the 8th place finish he needed and would be crowned the 2018 PDTR TRACK CHAMPION BY 2 points! Adam would finish the year 13th in PDTR points.

Justin for the 2nd year in a row also would finish 2nd in MSA points behind Kurt Davis. Adam would finish 12th with the MSA.

There are so many of you who made this year possible for both brothers and we are incredibly grateful for the partnerships for the on-going support and positive encouragement week in and week out. On-behalf of everyone involved with the MFM Team, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT in 2018! We hope to see you back on-board in 2019!

For more information on the team and driver, follow us on Twitter @camishadirtdiva or @justinmiller15m @ace24m or on Facebook: Miller Family Motorsports-Justin & Adam

 

 

INCREASED PURSE FOR BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS ANNOUNCED!

(Perris, CA, October 1, 2018) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has announced an increased purse for the west coast’s premier sprint car race, the 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction. The race will take place on November 8th, 9th and 10th at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval.

While first place prize money for the Saturday A Main will remain at $25,000.00, second place has increased from $10,000.00 to $15,000.00 and third place has increased from $5,000.00 to $10,000.00. In addition, the money to start the race has increased from $500.00 to $1,000.00. The Thursday and Friday A Mains will pay $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start. The total purse for the three-day show is a whopping $131,380.00.

“I want to thank Mike Grosswendt from All Coast Construction for supporting the Oval Nationals and for everything he does for sprint car racing,” Kazarian said. “He jumps in with both feet to make this all possible. He loves sprint car racing and he is totally dedicated to making it a better sport.”

Saturday A Main (40 Laps)
1. $25,000.00
2. $15,000.00
3. $10,000.00
4. $2,500.00
5. $2,250.00
6. $2,000.00
7. $1,750.00
8. $1,500.00
9. $1,400.00
10. $1,350.00
11. $1,300.00
12. $1,250.00
13. $1,200.00
14. $1,150.00
15. $1,100.00
16. $1,075.00
17. $1,050.00
18. $1,025.00
19. $1,000.00
20. $1,000.00
21. $1,00.00
22. $1,000.00
23. $1,000.00
24. $1,000.00
Total $77,900.00

Saturday B-Main #1 (12-Laps)
1. Transfer
2. Transfer
3. Transfer
4. Transfer
5. Transfer
6. $300.00
7. $250.00
8. $225.00
9. $200.00
10. $175.00
11. $150.00
12. $125.00
13. $100.00
14. $100.00
15. $100.00
16. $100.00
17. $100.00
18. $75.00
19. $75.00
20. $60.00
21. $60.00
22. $60.00
23. $60.00
24. $60.00
Total $2,375.00

Saturday B-Main #2 (12-Laps)
1. Transfer
2. Transfer
3. Transfer
4. Transfer
5. Transfer
6. $300.00
7. $250.00
8. $225.00
9. $200.00
10. $175.00
11. $150.00
12. $125.00
13. $100.00
14. $100.00
15. $100.00
16. $100.00
17. $100.00
18. $75.00
19. $75.00
20. $60.00
21. $60.00
22. $60.00
23. $60.00
24. $60.00
Total $2,375.00

Thursday and Friday A Mains (30-laps)
1. $5,000.00
2. $2,500.00
3. $1,250.00
4. $1,000.00
5. $900.00
6. $850.00
7. $800.00
8. $775.00
9. $750.00
10. $725.00
11. $700.00
12. $675.00
13. $650.00
14. $625.00
15. $600.00
16. $575.00
17. $550.00
18. $525.00
19. $500.00
20. $500.00
21. $500.00
22. $500.00
23. $500.00
24. $500.00
Total $22,450.00 (each night)

Thursday and Friday B Mains (12-laps)
1. Transfer
2. Transfer
3. Transfer
4. Transfer
5. $200.00
6. $175.00
7. $150.00
8. $125.00
9. $120.00
10. $110.00
11. $100.00
12. $95.00
13. $90.00
14. $85.00
15. $80.00
16. $75.00
17. $70.00
18. $70.00
19. $70.00
20. $60.00
21. $60.00
22. $60.00
23. $60.00
24. $60.00
Total $1,915.00 (each night)

Total Purse for all three nights: $131,380.00

Entry blanks for the Oval Nationals are available at http://perrisautospeedway.com/. Advance tickets are available at the following link https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. For fans who do not wish to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the front gate each night.


Oval Nationals Champions
1996 Jimmy Sills
1997 Rip Williams
1998 Rodney Argo
1999 Rickie Gaunt
2000 Tony Jones
2001 Bud Kaeding
2002 Bud Kaeding
2003 Cory Kruseman
2004 Cory Kruseman
2005 Dave Darland
2006 Dave Darland
2007 Bud Kaeding
2008 Jesse Hockett
2009 Damion Gardner
2010 Chris Windom
2011 Damion Gardner
2012 Mike Spencer
2013 Dave Darland
2014 Robert Ballou
2015 Bryan Clauson
2016 Damion Gardner
2017 Kevin Thomas Jr.

Advance tickets for all PAS events, including the November 8th, 9th and 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction, are available 24 hours a day online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not want to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.


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

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2018 Perris Auto Speedway


October 6th - 14th SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAIR

October 20th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars

October 27th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 7th Oval Nationals Practice

November 8th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 9th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars


NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

NATIONAL OPEN CONTENDER: Podium Finish on Opening Night Sends Strong Message for CJB Fulton Speedway and SuperDIRT Week visit opens October for 'Greatest Show on Dirt'

CARLISLE, PA. - October 1, 2018 - September wrapped up as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invaded the famed Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. for the annual Champion Racing Oil National Open.

David Gravel and his CJB Motosports team returned to competition at what they consider their "home track." On the opening night, ran on Friday, September 28th, the #5 team timed in 6th in the first flight of time trials, finished 2nd in their heat race and won the first of two Craftsman Club Dashes. That put the #5 car on the pole for the nights feature event.

"We put together an awesome night heading into the feature," Gravel said. "Gio Scelzi had an awesome car as well and it was a good battle throughout the night. We ran 27 laps to honor Greg Hodnett, which was cool. I didn't know what to do on the restarts, I tried both lanes. When I was on the outside, I didn't take off as well as I would have liked, so I went back to the bottom to try and protect myself from the slide job. Congrats to Gio on the win. It's an awesome feeling to pick up your first Outlaw win. At Williams Grove makes it even more special since it's so tough to win there."

(Ashlee Leister photo)

After having victory snatched away, the team was ready for the following night, the $56,000-to-win National Open. Gravel timed in 6th again, fell from 2nd to 7th in his heat race and had to win the Last Chance Showdown in order to start 19th in the nights feature event.

"We timed in well again," Gravel explained. "Had issues in the heat race and with that deep of a field, it really sets you back. We luckily won the Last Chance Showdown and started the feature. It was tough in the feature for us and passing.

Wasn't the result we wanted for sure. We expect to be better at Williams Grove." The month of October opens with a trip to the Empire State of New York and Fulton Speedway. It will be the Outlaws lone event of the weekend, held on Saturday, October 6th and in conjunction with the annual NAPA SuperDIRT week festivities.

"We won there last year," commented Gravel. "Had a good car and ran really well so we're looking forward to being back. SuperDIRT week is a fun thing to be a part of and hopefully we will have a strong run."

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2018 STATS:

Events: 67

Quick Times: 3

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 33

Top-10's: 53

Heat Race Wins: 22

Dash Wins: 5

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

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy,Weikert's Live stock J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Textron Offroad, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Swindell Seeking to Score Record Third Straight Short Track Nationals Title

Inside Line Promotions - PLYMOUTH, Wis. (Oct. 1, 2018) - Sammy Swindell is looking to become the first driver to win three consecutive Short Track Nationals titles this weekend when I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., hosts the 31st edition of the marquee event.

Swindell swept both his preliminary night and the main event each of the last two years. Last season's victory gave him five Short Track Nationals crowns, which is an event record. Swindell also became only the fourth driver in the storied history of the event to earn back-to-back wins. No driver has recorded three in a row, which is Swindell's mission this Friday and Saturday when he will drive for A.G. Rains.

"Since we've been so good there we want to go there and keep doing the same thing we've been doing," Swindell said. "The car should be good. With that format you have to get some breaks and be in the right place at the right time."

Swindell piloted a sprint car for Thone Motorsports last weekend during an IRA Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Plymouth Dirt Track. The action began on Friday when Swindell qualified fifth quickest.

"We just picked up this motor and went out in warmups and it didn't quite seem right," he said. "We made a change or two, but didn't know what it was. When we went out for qualifying they could really hear it. We found out we had a spark plug that wasn't firing. We changed that and went out and won our heat race."

That earned a spot into the feature redraw for Swindell, who pulled the No. 4 to start the A Main on the outside of the second row.

"Right away I was third and the guy who was leading it wound up spinning after he got racing with the guy in second," he said. "When he spun around I barely clipped him with the right rear when he was doing a 360. That put me in second. It didn't take long for me to battle for the lead. I got by him finally and didn't hear or see him for a while. We got to traffic and it was like a wall. Most of the guys are on the bottom, but there's some that run real wide and turn down. There were five or six cars in a wad. I went to the top, but it's hard to make any ground there, especially with a guy coming out to the wall and then turning straight down. It brought the cars behind me to me. The guy running second decided to turn right. There's a cushion and curb down the frontstretch and it ran me onto that. It was greasy and the right rear bumped the wall and went flat. It broke the Jacob's Ladder, too."

The incident midway through the race resulted in a DNF for Swindell, who wrapped up the weekend at Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday. He timed in 11 th quickest in qualifying and finished second in a heat race. Swindell rallied from 12th to sixth in the A Main to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"Being a small track it was hard to pass," he said. "The bottom was probably just about as good as the top because the top is so far around and so flat. On the restarts I was able to pick guys off that would not get going right away or miss the bottom. It didn't take long to get to traffic and then they were just on the bottom and just enough to be in the way. The guys in front of me were all on the top so it was the only place to go. We got the most that we could given the circumstances."

The sixth-place result was Swindell's 33rd top 10 of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 28 - Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: DNF (4).

Sept. 29 - Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 6 (12).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 31 st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Acme Graphix & Design

Acme Graphix & Design is a graphic and design company owned by sprint car driver A.G. Rains. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Acmegraphixanddesign/ .

"Acme Graphix has been doing all my graphic stuff, decals, banners for the trailers, etc., for a long time," Swindell said. "A.G. has race cars and knows how things should go together. I can call him up and say I need something and he gets it done."

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

 

 

Sides Heading to Fulton Speedway Saturday Searching for Podium Run

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 1, 2018) - Jason Sides is aiming for his third career podium finish at Fulton Speedway when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits the oval in Fulton, N.Y., this Saturday.

Sides recorded a third-place result during his debut at the track in 2005 and he garnered a career-best second-place finish in 2010. He also has results of 10th in 2014, 17th in 2016 and 12 th last year.

"We want to get back to how we raced there the first couple of times," he said. "It's been a solid track for us. We know we need to qualify well to set ourselves up for a successful night. The last two years it seems like it's been wet and heavy. Hopefully the weather holds out and we can get a racy track all night."

Qualifying put Sides behind the eight ball last weekend during the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway. Sides timed in 12 th quickest in his group on Friday. He then finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race to miss locking into the A Main. A ninth-place result in the Last Chance Showdown was only three positions shy of scoring a transfer.

"In qualifying I felt like I was pretty good, but it wasn't good enough," he said. "The motor ran good, but guys were setting almost record-breaking times. There was no passing as fast as it was, as wet as it was, as narrow as it was. Even the guys that were really good struggled around other cars. The guys who were out front were really good, but when they got behind someone they struggled. So if you didn't qualify in the top few spots and had to start midpack in a heat race or C Main or B Main it was tough to make anything happen."

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Sides qualifying 17th quickest in his group. He was credited with a seventh-place outing in a heat race before he elected not to start the C Main.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 28 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 9 (6).

Sept. 29 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (6); C Main: DNS (4).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

76 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 14 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 58 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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, FSR Radiators, Jim Schuhknecht, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Eyeing Winner's Circle at Short Track Nationals This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Oct. 1, 2018) - Tony Bruce Jr. has yet to visit Victory Lane this season, but that doesn't hinder his confidence entering one of sprint car racing's marquee events at one of his favorite tracks.

Bruce Jr. will pilot the Smith Family No. 86 sprint car on Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

"We still believe we can show up and win," he said. "That's what we're going for. We won last year (at I-30 Speedway) with the same car and same team. I still believe I can win races. Otherwise we wouldn't be out there doing it."

Following his triumph at I-30 Speedway last season during the Short Track Nationals tune-up race, Bruce Jr. produced a pair of top fives during the huge event. He earned a podium finish during a preliminary night before finishing fifth in the finale, which marked his best Short Track Nationals result since winning in 2009.

"It's definitely one of my favorite tracks," he said. "Any time you win somewhere it automatically becomes one of your favorite tracks. There's a lot I love about going to I-30 Speedway."

Bruce Jr. won back-to-back Short Track Nationals titles in 2008 and 2009. He is one of only four drivers to accomplish that feat.

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 31 st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

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

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

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

 

 

STEWART SCORES TOP-FIVE FINISH FRIDAY NIGHT; FOLLOWED BY HARD CHARGER IN NATIONAL OPEN FINALE

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 1, 2018) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wrapped up a weekend at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., this past Saturday night. Shane Stewart and his Kyle Larson Racing team kicked off the weekend with a solid top-five finish and followed it up with a top-10 score and earned the KSE Hard Charger award for the night on Saturday.

Friday night, Stewart qualified sixth in Flight B of time trials. He went on to finish second in the sixth and final heat race, transferring him into the Sears Craftsman Dash. Nixon, Stewart's daughter, drew the six wrench for her dad and he finished sixth in the second dash, lining him up to start 12th for the 27-lap feature event. The Bixby, Okla., native was into the top 10 by lap six and slowly kept picking off positions. On the final lap of the race, Stewart was running in the sixth position when two cars in front of him made contact, allowing him to take advantage and earn a fifth-place finish.

The following night, Stewart qualified eighth in Flight A and finished sixth in his heat race. After starting third in the Last Chance Showdown, he finished fourth, transferring him into the 40-lap feature event. The pilot of the Chevrolet Accessories No. 2 started 22nd and started to work his way through the field. By the halfway mark of the race, Stewart was up to 13th and in the closing laps was able to gain four more positions to earn a ninth-place finish and the KSE Hard Charger Award for the night.

"It was a good weekend for us and at a track that hasn't always been my best," said Stewart. "Despite being in the B-Main Saturday night, we were back to running how we should be and getting good results. It felt great to be competitive and pass cars and I can't thank Heath [Moyle] and Jakob [Weaver] enough for all of their hard work."

The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action next Saturday night at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway DATE: September 28, 2018 QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 6th HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH 2 STARTING POSITION: 6th DASH FINISH: 6th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 12th FEATURE FINISH: 5th

TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway DATE: September 29, 2018 QUALIFYING FLIGHT A: 10th HEAT RACE: 6th LCS STARTING POSITION: 3rd DASH FINISH: 4th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 22nd FEATURE FINISH: 9th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 68 WINS: 1 TOP-FIVES: 17 TOP-10s: 44

 

 

X-1 Race Cars Show Continued Success With Driver Larry Wight

Inside Line Promotions - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (Oct. 1, 2018) - Larry Wight is a full-time modified driver, but he averages 12-to-15 sprint car races a year when the opportunity presents itself. Most often, that is during Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints shows when they are in his hometown area of Fulton, N.Y.

"We got our X-1 Race Car in January of this year and headed down to Ocala with it," Wight said. "We had some good success down there and it has only continued up here in New York."

When running with the Empire Super Sprints, Wight said they can be often found finishing in the top five if not the top three. He has recorded six top-three finishes this year and has won two races, which came on back-to-back weekends.

"We won the first race at Fulton Speedway and the second one at Can-Am Speedway in LaFargeville, N.Y.," he said. "At Fulton we blew a motor in the heat race. My shop is about two miles down the road so we ran down there, got the spare motor and changed it at the track. We made it out just in time for the B Main, where we went on to win. I started 19th in the A Main and won it on the last lap."

Wight hasn't always run an X-1 Race Car. He previously competed with two different manufacturers. At the end of last season Wight was looking to replace a frame that had been bent and partnered up with Jason Barney to try out the X-1.

"We feel that the cars are very responsive," Wight said. "You can feel any little change you make in the car and it's pretty versatile. Wherever we go, we've got kind of a baseline setup that we can take and fine-tune when we get on the track. We also appreciate the make of the car. You can tell by looking at the weld and fittings that everything is made piece by piece and is meticulous."

Wight has two more races this season. He'll head to Utica Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., and Fulton Speedway once more each.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.X1RaceCars.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

X-1 RACE CARS -

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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Live Audio of ASCS Warrior Region Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 1, 2018) - The short-track racing season is rounding third base and coming to a close.

Many series are wrapping up a highly competitive season, including the ASCS Warrior Region, which concludes the year this weekend with a doubleheader in Missouri. The series ventures to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon on Friday before ending the season on Saturday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn.

RacinBoys will provide lap-by-lap live audio coverage from the green flag in hot laps until the Victory Lane ceremony following the main event each night. Premium members of the RacinBoys website have the unique access of behind the scenes at the track.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midgets Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.

The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

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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.kccars.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 .

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

This Saturday Night 10/6/2018 the Mighty Winged ASCS and RaceSaver Sprint Cars plus IMCA Sport Mods Invade US 36 Raceway!!!!!

Get ready for the earth to shake and the Stars to shine as we wake up Saturday Night on the High Banks of US 36 Raceway Dirt Track!!! ASCS Winged Sprint Cars will strut their stuff on the fast, wide open, high bank 3/8th mile of dirt putting on a show of epic proportions for all in attendance! Big payouts mean big names and exciting racing as all drivers want to make their mark in Lake Road Warehouse Victory Lane. Speaking of Big Payouts, RaceSaver Winged Sprints will also be in attendance bringing their own brand of excitement for you the fans with side by side, wing to wing, flat to the floor, go peddle racing. RaceSaver Winged Sprints to pay $1,000 to Win, 2nd $550, 3rd $425, 4thc$370, 5th $350, 6th $325, 7th $315, 8th $300, 9th $290, 10th $275, 11th $270, 12th $265, 13th $260, 14th $260, $15th $255, 16th $255, 17th $250, 18th $250, 19th $250, 20th $250 IMCA Sport Mods are always a show in themselves with great racing action we have come to expect! No track points on the line, no holding back, just racing for the big money and entertainment! Payout for IMCA Sport Mod: 1st $425, 2nd $300, 3rd $225, 4th $200, 5th $170, 6th $160, 7th $150, 8th $135, 9th $125, 10th $110, 11th $100, 12th $95, 13th $90, 14th $85, 15th $85, 16th $80, 17th $80, 18th $80, 19th $75, 20th $75 General Admission $25 for Adults, Pit Passes $30 with Gates open at 4 pm and racing at 7 pm ! Make those plans now as we “Feel the Excitement” this Saturday Night at US 36 Raceway Dirt Track!!!!! See yall there!

 

 

Hazen Collects Another Sprint Car Title

With Young Boyles at Gas City I-69 Speedway

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind., Oct. 1 — Today many grassroots movements spread on social media. One Facebook page, @Hazen4HOF, promotes the induction of veteran sprint car owner Paul Hazen into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

The suggestion certainly has merit, because Hazen is legendary in sprint car racing in the Midwest. That includes Gas City I-69 Speedway, where the 80-year-old car owner from Columbia City, Ind., won the recently concluded 2018 non-wing sprint car owner championship with his 22-year-old driver champion, Clinton Boyles of Greenwood, Mo.

Hazen is old school, but one can’t dispute his results. Young Boyles won three non-wing sprint car features at Gas City enroute to the track championship in Hazen’s car, which were more victories than any other driver in the hotly contested division.

Although he’s devoted much of his life to the sport, Hazen didn’t come from a racing family.

“I always liked to go fast on the highway, and one day I decided it might be better if I drove fast on the track rather than the road,” he said.

So he started his motorsports career 61 years ago as a driver. “I started in 1957, and drove for the first 10 years,” he said prior to a Friday night race at Gas City’s quarter-mile dirt oval. “I also owned that car. When I drove the cars were called open-wheel modifieds, but they were the beginning of today’s sprint cars. My first race as a driver was at Warsaw, Ind., and I quit driving after I won the Warsaw Speedway point championship.”

The list of Hazen’s drivers since then is impressive.

“There’s about 53 of them,” he said. “I made a list of them once, but it’s at home. Some of them were Scotty Weir, Jim Elliott, Tony Elliott, Jon Stanbrough, Kevin Thomas Jr., Chad Boespflug, Casey Shuman, Thomas Meseraull, Jon Sciscoe and Dave Darland. Others were Jeff Gordon, Stevie Reeves, Johnny Parsons Jr., Kent Christian, Butch Wilkerson, Tracy Hines, Jay Drake, Bryan Clauson, Robbie Stanley, Josh Spencer, Larry Rice, Brian Tyler, Brad Marvel, Sheldon Kinser Jr., Don Hewitt and Shane Cottle. Those are some of the ones I can remember off the top of my head, anyway.”

Along the way his car won the sprint car portion of the Four-Crown Nationals at Eldora (Ohio) Speedway in 1987 with the late Tony Elliott, and the first USAC sprint car race that was televised live, which was in Hinsdale, Ill., the same year.

“I think one of the first two years Gas City was open, we won the championship,” he added. “I think we won it once with Tony Elliott and once with T-Mez [Meseraull].”

He’s won so many track championships as a car owner, he’s lost count. “I know we won the championship at Putnamville and Kokomo,” he offered.

So how did he and Boyles hook up?

“Word of mouth,” Hazen said. “Joe Devin of DRC Chassis put me on to him. This is our first year together.”

Hazen’s car is a DRC. He uses Kercher Racing Engines-prepared Chevy engines. Sponsors include Physical Medicine Consultants of Fort Wayne, Ind., Kercher Engines of Roann, Ind., and KECO Coatings of Indianapolis.

What does he look for in a driver?

“He needs to be aggressive, but not over-aggressive,” Hazen said. “Not hard on equipment.”

Hazen puts in “more than a 40-hour week” at his shop in Columbia City, Ind., which is west of Fort Wayne, in order to put a car on the track.

“A couple of guys show up once in a while, but I’m mainly the guy,” he said.

He currently has two sprint cars.

“That’s the most I’ve ever had at one time,” he said. “The second one doesn’t have a motor in it though; it’s just a backup frame.”

Hazen said he likes to spend his Friday nights competing at Gas City. “It’s the closest place to home, and I always enjoyed running here,” he said. “I think Jerry Gappens is doing a tremendous job with it now.”

When chatting with Hazen at his trailer, we noticed a horseshoe nailed to the wall.

“Jon Sciscoe gave me that, when we were having a run of bad luck,” he remembered.

Did it help?

“It didn’t get any worse, that’s for sure,” he said.

Hazen is aware of the efforts to get him inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame at Knoxville, but he’s not on social media. In fact, he doesn’t even have an e-mail address.

“I can’t do anything on a computer, but give me two wrenches and I’m happy,” he said with a smile.

 

 

Donny Schatz earns top-ten during National Open preliminary; Fulton next

Dates: Friday and Saturday, September 28th & 29th Event: National Open Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 10th (22nd) Saturday: 14th (6th)

World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 10/1/2018): 1st - 8842 points (234-point margin over second place, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 1, 2018) - Despite ending the weekend on a frustrating note, finishing 14th during the Williams Grove Speedway National Open finale after getting caught up in an incident just before halfway, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz showed Pennsylvania Posse fans the true definition of perseverance on Friday night during the National Open preliminary and rallied 12 spots to earn his 58th World of Outlaws top-ten finish of the 2018 season. As a result, Schatz earned the evening’s KSE Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions during feature competition.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 sprint car, was forced to start 22nd on Friday night after not transferring through his respective heat race. Although the surface was still relatively narrow, the nine-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion advanced through the Last Chance Showdown and locked himself into the $10,000-to-win program.

Although rallying to finish 14th after being collected in a spin, Schatz started sixth on Saturday night during the $56,000-to-win National Open finale, winning his respective heat race before finishing third during the second of two dashes to kick off the evening. Schatz was battling for a top-ten position when the incident occurred.

“It wasn’t the best weekend for our team. We enjoy visiting Williams Grove Speedway and we normally have positive results at that track. It just wasn’t our weekend, I guess. We’ll put this behind us and move on down the road,” Donny Schatz explained, who still owns a 234-point lead in the current World of Outlaws standings. “We have a fairly quiet weekend ahead in New York before we head back toward the Midwest. The end of the season is quickly approaching. I think we are all ready to get there.”

Donny Schatz will continue his quest toward a tenth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship this Saturday night at the Fulton Speedway in Fulton, New York. Schatz finished third during his first and only appearance at Fulton Speedway in 2017, an event that will once again be in conjunction with Super DIRT Week.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on www.dirtvision.com during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2018.

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru October 1, 2018) Total Races: 65 Total Wins: 21 Total Top-5s: 47 Total Top-10s: 60

World of Outlaws Races: 63 World of Outlaws Wins: 19 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 45 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 58

 

 

Stewart finishes second during IRA Wisconsin Sprint Car Championship

Dates: Friday and Saturday, September 28th & 29th Event: Wisconsin Sprint Car Championship Series: IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Track: Plymouth Dirt Track (Plymouth, Wis.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 2nd (10th) Saturday: 2nd (4th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 1, 2018) - For the second time during the month of September, Tony Stewart was well on his way to an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series triumph in the Badger State when the ‘North Pole Nightmare’ Bill Balog stepped-in and intervened, stealing the show and ultimately stealing another potential mark in Stewart’s win column.

Tony Stewart, driver of the Tony Stewart Racing/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car, joined the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series for their season-ending Wisconsin Sprint Car Championship at the Plymouth Dirt Track on Friday and Saturday, September 28 & 29. Although Smoke’s weekend was nearly flawless, ending the two-day visit with a pair of heat race victories, as well as a pair of runner-up finishes during A-main competition, it was the Saturday night finale that created the most ruckus.

In dramatic fashion, Stewart was just a half-lap away from earning a trip to Plymouth Dirt Track victory lane when Bill Balog made, in what is becoming routine, a late-race appearance, slipping underneath Stewart as the pair raced through turns three and four on the final lap. Balog’s move proved to be just enough, beating Stewart in a drag race back to the flagstand to earn the IRA finale victory worth $6,000.

Stewart climbed from 10th to earn his runner-up finish during the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championship opener on Friday, pounding the cushion and nearly taking control over race leader, Scotty Thiel, with just two circuits remaining.

“We are becoming more and more comfortable with Plymouth. We enjoy racing there,” Tony Stewart said, a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. “Not matter how things unfold, you never want to get beat, especially after being as dominate as we were during most of that feature on Saturday. Congrats to Bill (Balog) and his entire team. He’s really hard to beat in that area and it showed on Saturday night. We’ll head back to the shop, regroup and get ready for the next one.”

Tony Stewart’s upcoming plans remain uncertain. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online, as well as on social media, as official plans will be announced later in the week.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.tonystewart.com.

Tony Stewart: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/ or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TonyStewart

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru October 1, 2018) Total Races: 62 Total Wins: 2 Total Top-5s: 24 Total Top-10s: 35

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway Night of Champions Group Tickets On Sale Now; Individual Tickets On Sale October 6

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (October 1, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway is excited to finish its 2018 racing season in style with its Night of Champions celebration on Friday, November 16 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario – and we want you to be there.

The annual Night of Champions event will once again celebrates the achievements of drivers and teams in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock and HRW Automotive Mini Stock divisions. A dance, featuring a live performance by Steel City, will follow dinner and award presentations, with plenty of door prizes up for grabs throughout the evening.

As with each season, teams like to celebrate the 2018 season together at the Night of Champions, so in order to accommodate the large number of group tickets purchases, we have adopted a new system to sell Night of Champions tickets for 2018. All tickets will be $40 per person and sold as follows:

Group Tickets Monday, October 1st to Friday October 5th – Whole Table Sales Only (Tables of 10). Teams can call (519) 717-0023 between 8:00am – 8:00pm to reserve their tables of 10. (Please note there will be no will call for group sales at the event.)

Individual Tickets Saturday October 6th – Friday November 2nd – Individual Ticket Sales - $40 per person. Individual tickets are available for sale at Styres Gas Bar (cash only) during regular business hours. Individuals that wish to pay by Debit or Credit Card can call (519) 717-0023 between 8:00am – 8:00pm.

Staff ticket pick-up will also begin Saturday, October 6th. Full-time Friday Night Excitement staff are asked to pay a $25 deposit that is refunded when they arrive at the banquet.

After one of the most exciting seasons in the track’s 23-year history, Ohsweken saw two drivers repeat as weekly champions and two new track champions. Dylan Westbrook earned his second straight Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car championship while Dave Bailey collected his fifth-straight Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock championship. Meanwhile, Shone Evans won his first career Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car title (as well as the travelling Action Sprint Tour) and Matt Nuell scored the HRW Automotive Mini Stock championship.

PLEASE NOTE – Mini Stock, Thunder Stock, Crate Sprint drivers who finished in the top-10 in their championship points standings and 360 Sprint drivers who finished in the top-15 in their championship points standings in 2018 are required to attend the banquet to receive their point fund awards.

WHAT: 2018 Ohsweken Speedway Night of Champions WHEN: Friday, November 16, 2018 - Doors Open @ 5:00pm, Dinner @ 6:30pm, Awards Ceremony @ 8:00pm, Dance @ 10:30pm featuring Steel City! WHERE: Carmen’s Banquet Centre - 1520 Stone Church Rd E, Hamilton ON L8W 3P9 - www.Carmens.com TICKETS: $40 per person – Tickets are now available at Styres Gas Bar (cash only). Individuals that wish to pay by Credit Card or debit can call 519-717-0023 between 8:00am – 8:00pm. Table reservations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. DEADLINE to purchase tickets is Friday November 2nd, 2018.

___________________ 2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd 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 to view the schedule 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 in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

World Series of Dirt Racing Names Official Hotels, Sponsors, & More

Inaugural Event Less Than Two Weeks Away At Selinsgrove Speedway & Selinsgrove Raceway Park

Myerstown, PA (September 30) - The World Series of Dirt Racing Presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear is less than two weeks away, and event organizers Rich Tobias and Doug Rose continue to announce the addition of marketing partners and other details that make this inaugural event a "can't miss" mud slinging adventure for racers and fans. The three-day weekend of dirt racing nirvana takes place from October 12 - 14, with Thursday, the 11th, set as "move in day" for campers and race teams.

A trio of local establishments have been designated as the official hotels of the World Series of Dirt Racing. They include the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (https://www.hiexpress.com) in Selinsgrove. Call the front desk at 570-743-9275 or the Reservations Line at 1-888-HOLIDAY to reserve a room and ask for their Raceway Rate.

The Econo Lodge Inn & Suites of Shamokin Dam is also offering a Raceway Rate for the WSoDR. They can be reached by phone at 570-743-1111 or online at http://www.econolodge.com/ires/en-US.

The Comfort Inn is on board as well, and they can be contacted by phone at 570-374-8880. Make sure to ask for their Speedway Rate. The website is http://www.comfortinn.com/ires/en-US.

When the 410 Sprint Cars run a complete show on Sunday, October 14, their World Series of Dirt Racing card will be sponsored by Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic/ Hoosier Racing Tires. The mighty 410's will vie for a $5,000 winner's prize in a 30-lap feature race.

Also on Sunday's docket are the 602 Modifieds. They will compete in qualifying events on Saturday, then battle for a $1,000 winner's paycheck on Sunday in a 25-lap main presented by Lias Tire/ American Racer Tires. The Street Stocks/Pro Stocks are on Sunday's menu as well, and they will race 25-laps for $1,000-to-win. The All Star Slingshots also compete on Sunday - on the big track - in a 12-lap finale that will determine the 2018 Slingshot World Championship. The Slingers are also on Friday and Saturday night's bill on the 1/5-mile bullring known as Selinsgrove Raceway Park, set in the infield of the big track.

Saturday's 360/358 Sprint Car feature is presented by FK Rod Ends, and the winner of this one will collect $3,000. Joining the 360/358 Sprinters will be the Wayne Subaru World Series 100 for the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs, a 100-lap grind that will pay the winner a whopping $10,000! The 100-lapper is presented by BusinessLinkPrint.com of Kutztown, PA.

The Super Late Models will stomp n' steer on Saturday, too, in a $4,000-to-win headliner. And Harley Davidson is supporting the Flat Track Motorcycles on Saturday, as the AMA Pro Single class goes for $750 to win and the AMA Pro Twin bikes battle for a $1,500 winner's check.

All of the divisions running features on Saturday will qualify on Friday afternoon.

Championship Energy is supporting the 600 Sprint events on the recently widened and banked 1/5-mile Raceway Park oval. The wingless 600's will compete for $1,000 to win (with Gambler's Entry Fee) on Friday and Saturday nights.

Spectro Oil, manufactured and marketed by Intercontinental Lubricants Corporation of Brookfield, Connecticut, is spicing up the WSoDR all weekend long, as they hand out more than $1,500 in product to all of the divisions by sponsoring the Spectro Slick Move of the Race Award.

General Admission Tickets are just $15 for Friday's qualifying sessions and events, while Saturday and Sunday tickets are $28 per day. There is a three-day pass available for $62. Pit Passes for a single day are priced at $40, while a two-day pit pass is $70 and a three-day pit pass costs $80.

Fans (and racers) who would like to camp at the track can purchase camping spots by calling 717-866-7450 (same number to call for advance general admission tickets). Gold Lot Limited Premium spots in the infield are $80, while spaces in Lot A, Hillside Ground are just $40. Camper ATV/Cart registrations are $15.

Additional information regarding this colossal event, including ticket prices and the daily order of events, can be found at www.worldseriesofdirtracing.com and the World Series of Dirt Facebook page (Facebook.com/World Series of DirtRacing).

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Sept. 27

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars ­– 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 794; 2. Tyler Drueke, Ea­gle, Neb., 769; 3. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 765; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 761; 5. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 746; 6. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 744; 7. Dusty Bal­lenger, Harrisburg, S.D., and Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., both 739; 9. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 736; 10. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., and Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., both 732; 12. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., both 723; 14. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 722; 15. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 713; 16. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 711; 17. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 709; 18. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 707; 19. Austin Bishop, Elverson, Pa., 700; 20. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 698.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 649; 2. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 609; 3. Michael Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 535; 4. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 502; 5. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 463; 6. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 448; 7. Mauro F. Simone, Fresno, Calif., 438; 8. Rick Bray, Lemoore, Calif., 431; 9. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 364; 10. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 359.

Colorado – 1. Coby Pearce, Golden, Colo., 103; 2. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 92; 3. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 76; 4. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 65; 5. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 64; 6. Dave Wechsler, Lyons, Colo., 62; 7. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 56; 8. Brian Her­bert, Kinsley, Kan., 39; 9. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 38; 10. Nick Haygood, Denver, Colo., 36.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 756; 2. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., 749; 3. Andrew Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 695; 4. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 676; 5. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 657; 6. Luke Bland, Bloomington, Ind., 628; 7. A.J. Carlson, Lin­den, Ind., 596; 8. Patrick Kren, Indianapolis, Ind., 570; 9. Coleman Chasteen, Bloomington, Ind., 483; 10. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 439.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 576; 2. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 537; 3. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 509; 4. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 467; 5. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 457; 6. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 441; 7. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 434; 8. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 385; 9. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, 379; 10. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 362.

Kansas – 1. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 385; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 361; 3. Tyler Knight, Spearville, Kan., 295; 4. Jordan Knight, Wright, Kan., 288; 5. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 244; 6. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 239; 7. J.D. Johnson, Wichita, Kan., 237; 8. Jerad Wer­ner, Codell, Kan., 222; 9. Jake Bubak, Arvada, Colo., 219; 10. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 211.

Louisiana – 1. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 255; 2. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 214; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 205; 4. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 181; 5. Trey Schmidt, Spring, Texas, 156; 6. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 150; 7. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 146; 8. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Ty Johnson, Eunice, La., both 144; 10. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 127.

Minnesota – 1. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 760; 2. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 726; 3. Jer­emy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 546; 4. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 533; 5. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 500; 6. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 432; 7. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 389; 8. Zach Glaser, Cleveland, Minn., 378; 9. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 372; 10. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 337.

Missouri – 1. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 579; 2. Chad Jarrett, Savannah, Mo., 488; 3. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 447; 4. Frank Rodgers, Lucas, Iowa, 379; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 330; 6. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 237; 7. Dakota Osborn, Savannah, Mo., 211; 8. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 188; 9. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 146; 10. Blain Petersen, Essex, Iowa, 140.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 701; 2. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 688; 3. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 649; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 573; 5. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 563; 6. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 537; 7. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly, Neb., 532; 8. Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, Neb., 498; 9. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 497; 10. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 492.

New Jersey – 1. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 183; 2. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 173; 3. Eddie Wagner, Newfield, N.J., 167; 4. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 163; 5. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 154; 6. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 150; 7. Brendon Poff, Richboro, Pa., 149; 8. C.J. Faison, Felton, Del., 148; 9. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 144; 10. Ryan Stillwaggon, Pal­myra, N.J., 137.

North Carolina – 1. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 139; 2. Craig Pellegrini Jr., Buena, N.J., 132; 3. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 125; 4. Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 114; 5. Jake Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 100; 6. George Blaney, Harrisburg, N.C., 99; 7. Sean Vardell, Taylors­ville, N.C., and Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., both 94; 9. John Frutchey, Charleston, S.C., 86; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 77.

Oklahoma – 1. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., 569; 2. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 555; 3. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 552; 4. Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla., 524; 5. Tanner Conn, Okla­homa City, Okla., 497; 6. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 486; 7. Travis Scott, Washington, Okla., 473; 8. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 413; 9. Dillon Laden, Blanchard, Okla., 402; 10. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 401.

Pennsylvania – 1. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 851; 2. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 766; 3. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 751; 4. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 720; 5. Ken­neth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 707; 6. Austin Bishop, Elverson, Pa., 688; 7. Drew Ritchey, Ever­ett, Pa., 646; 8. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 573; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 547; 10. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 527.

South Carolina – 1. Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 153; 2. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 141; 3. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 137; 4. Craig Pellegrini Jr., Buena, N.J., and George Blaney, Harrisburg, N.C., both 135; 6. John Frutchey, Charleston, S.C., 130; 7. David Kellogg, Sanford, N.C., 121; 8. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 115; 9. Jake Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 113; 10. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., 103.

South Dakota – 1. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 470; 2. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 444; 3. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 412; 4. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 325; 5. J.D. Hommes, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 318; 6. John Otte, Ravinia, S.D., 260; 7. Brant O'Banion, Sioux Falls, S.D., 257; 8. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 220; 9. Michael Stegenga, Sioux Falls, S.D., 214; 10. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 198.

Texas – 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 967; 2. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 830; 3. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 788; 4. Casey Burkham, Combine, Texas, 727; 5. Chip Gra­ham, Lewisville, Texas, 694; 6. Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, Texas, 678; 7. Steve McMackin, Green­ville, Texas, 676; 8. Shane Thompson, Garland, Texas, 536; 9. Taylor Courtney, Fort Worth, Texas, 506; 10. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 483.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 297; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 279; 3. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 265; 4. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 226; 5. Glenn Worrell, Powha­tan, Va., 178; 6. Jerald Harris, Rockingham, Va., 177; 7. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 163; 8. Michael Keeton, Doswell, Va., 151; 9. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 142; 10. Tom Humphries, Waynes­boro, Va., 99.

 

 

Walker Performance Filtration Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

Company Name: Walker Performance Filtration

Website: https://walkerperformancefiltration.com/products

Contact #: (818) 252-7788

Twitter: @WalkerFilters35

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

Part of the Program Since: 2017

SYRACUSE, NY – From Sun Valley, California is Walker Performance Filtration, an industry leader in manufacturing filters for over 20 years. Walker joined the Lucky Giveaway Program in 2017 and their products can be seen on several of the ESS competitors.

Walker Performance Filtration is a world leader in innovation and development of high performance filtration technology. They produce high performance filters for sprint cars, midgets, go-carts, dwarf cars and much more.

Every operation is performed in house to ensure the highest level of quality and excellence. In over 20 years, they have studied and developed in which makes a product that will offer you and extra edge.

The recipient of a complete filter system at the 2017 awards banquet was Chad Miller. Walker also did a certificate program for three other ESS teams at the banquet.

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The Lucky Giveaway Program was developed on 2007 to reward race teams that faithfully follow the ESS tour for that particular year. Teams that complete at least 2/3rds of the tour will receive from the main Lucas Oil Point Fund as well as products from the Giveaway Program.

Companies interested in the Program can contact Dean Reynolds at DeanR@empiresupersprints.com

or can call the ESS office at (315) 391-6965.

The Lucky Program in 2017 was participated by: Brodix Cylinder Heads, Nouse Sign and Graphics/K1 Racegear, Walker Performance Filtration, Simpson Safety, Wings Unlimited, Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment, Keizer Wheels, Panther Frameworx, 717 Innovations, M&W Aluminum Products, SST Shock Technology, ASI Racewear, Beyea Headers, Sammy Reakes Snap-On Tools, Schoenfeld Headers, ATL Fuel Cells, Maxim Racing, Panchos Racing Products, Adirondack Powder Coating.

Already aboard for 2018: Winters Performance Products, JE Pistons, PA Dyno Inc.

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

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

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

 

 

KYLE LARSON RACING RETURNS TO THE FAMED WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY FOR THE NATIONAL OPEN NATIONAL OPEN:

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., for the final time this season. The Kyle Larson Racing team and Shane Stewart will make their fifth attempt at the National Open this coming Friday and Saturday.

NATIONAL OPEN HISTORY: With only six starts in the National Open since 2014 as it has been plagued by rain, Stewart and the KLR team have earned one quick-time in qualifying, two heat race wins, one top-five score and two top-10 finishes.

WILLIAMS GROVE HISTORY: The famed half-mile circuit hasn't been Stewart's best track on the World of Outlaws' tour, but since joining KLR he's earned 11 top-10 finishes, a trio of top-five scores and one win. The Bixby, Okla., native won the Morgan Cup in 2016, earning his first victory of the season and his first career triumph at Williams Grove Speedway.

RACE INFORMATION: For more information on this weekend's National Open at Williams Grove Speedway, please click here and for tickets, please call 717-697-5000.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Kyle Larson. The newly married Elk Grove, Calif., native will compete in the Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., this Sunday.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners Chevy Accessories, BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, Coca-Cola, Howard Johnson Lima and Scott for being a part of our team.

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

CRSA Back In Action One Week From Today

For Immediate Release September 28th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to action on October 5th at the Thunder Mountain Speedway for the season finale. The event, which is now only one week away will see the two drivers battle it out for the points title and other battle it out for their final positions.

Heading into the finale, Trombley holds a 37-point lead over Thomas Radivoy. Radivoy, the A-Main winner at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway a week ago hold a 106-point advantage over second place Tyler Jashembowski. Emily VanInwegen runs fourth in the standings. The driver of the Escape RV number 19EM trails Jashembowski by 11 points and holds a 36-point advantage over fifth place Justin Mills.

In addition to being the finale for the overall CRSA Sprint Car Series, the event is also the finale of the Algonkin Motel Mini-Series. Jashembowski, the winner at the Afton Motorsports Park on June 29th, leads the mini-series by six points over Dana Wagner and seven points over Dalton Herrick.

For more information on the Thunder Mountain Speedway, please visit their website at www.thundermtnspeedway.net or visit them on Facebook. For more information on the Short Track Super Nationals please visit their website at www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com or visit them on Facebook.

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 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy’s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny’s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger’s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Powder Tech Powder Coating, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park to hand out $47,000 in point funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 Contact: Rex LeJeune 419-680-5606

ATTICA, Ohio - Attica Raceway Park will wrap up its 30th Anniversary Season by handing out $47,000 in point fund money to the top 10 in points in the track's weekly divisions. The awards banquet will be held at the Attica Fairgrounds Reception Hall on Saturday, Nov. 10 with doors opening at 4:30 p.m., dinner following at 5 p.m. with the awards ceremony following.

Tickets are $25 per person and drivers must be present to receive their point fund money. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Friday, Nov. 2; there will be no tickets sold at the door. To purchase tickets contact Rex LeJeune at 419-680-5606. He will have tickets available at the All Wheels Swap Meet at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds in Fremont on Oct. 27.

The top 10 in points in the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprints are: 1. Stuart Brubaker; 2. Byron Reed; 3. Craig Mintz; 4. Cap Henry; 5. DJ Foos; 6. Jordan Ryan; 7. Chris Andrews; 8. Tyler Gunn; 9. Jess Stiger; 10. Travis Philo. The rookie of the year is Kelsey Ivy.

The top 10 in points for the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models are: 1. Ryan Markham; 2. Ryan Missler; 3. Steve Kester; 4. Devin Shiels; 5. Dan Wallace; 6. Jeff Warnick; 7. Mike Bores; 8. John Mayes; 9. Nate Potts; 10. Doug Baird. The rookie of the year is Dustin Keegan.

The top 10 in points for the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints are: 1. Paul Weaver; 2. Kyle Capodice; 3. Brandon Moore; 4. John Ivy; 5. Steve Rando; 6. Bobby Clark; 7. Seth Schneider; 8. Kyle Peters; 9. Jason Keckler; 10. Jamie Miller.

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.

 

 

Bicknell Racing Products 2019 Complete Rolling Chassis to go to Auction of Saturday, November 17th!

Car to be displayed at Outlaw 200 Weekend at Fulton and Super DIRT Week in Oswego.

SYRACUSE, NY – A big part of the first annual Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show was on Saturday afternoon when the feature cars went to bid. On November 17th, this will be no different with the complete rolling chassis, 2019 version from Bicknell Racing Products will be headlining the exciting afternoon.

"The auction was such a big part of the show and we are trying to make it even bigger than last year," noted promoter Jerenie Corcoran, "I am thrilled that all the car manufacturers are back and more. Bicknell Racing Products have out done themselves with a beautiful roller for someone to take home. But, I also have to thank Troyer, Teo, Bernheisel and Mach 1 for being a big part of the auction with their cars. Adding the crate engine from Donath MotorWorx/Pace Performance is icing on the cake."

Fans can get the first look at the sharp piece this weekend at the Fulton Speedway which showcases Outlaw 200 Weekend and then from Wednesday through Sunday at the 47th Annual Super DIRT Week in Oswego.

Bicknell Racing Products is located in both Niagara Falls, NY and St. Cathrines, Ontario. Bicknell offers everything in chassis building, development, parts, rebuilding services and so much more. From Big Block Modified to Dirt Sportsman, Bicknell will have a car or part for you. You can visit www.us.bicknellracingproducts.com for all you information that you will need.

There still are some booth available for this year's show, Any company that is interested in a booth for 2018 NRP event can contact Jeremie at (315) 374-2839 or email northeastracingproducts@yahoo.com .

The website www.northeastracingproducts.com has been revamped with a new look where you can find even more information which includes the form to fill out for free drivers admission. You can also find info on the Facebook page by simply searching Northeast Racing Products.

November 16 ad 17, 2018…The Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show is getting ready to be bigger and better than 2017!

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL SEASON FINALE FAST APPROACHING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 6 PM

HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY & MODIFIED TRAFFIC JAM, PLUS SPORTSMAN & MASS SPRINTS ON TRIPPLE HEADER PROGRAM

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (September 27, 2018) – The scene is set for a haunting Halloween on the Hill at Grandview Speedway with Modifieds as the main event on Saturday, October 13 at 6 PM.

NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents Mods at the Madhouse Traffic Jam – the conclusion of the 29th season of Thunder action – featuring three divisions of racing action including a Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modified challenge, the Sportsman division, and the MASS Sprint Cars.

“The Thunder on the Hill Halloween Party is one of my favorite events of the year,” said event co-organizer, Bob Miller. “Fans are not just encouraged but expected to come dressed for the occasion, with awards for the best children and adult costumes.”

The Halloween Party has been an integral part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series calendar for over 15 years. The main event features a 40 lap Modified ‘Spooktacular,' includes a sizable $5,000 top prize, and pays handsomely through the full-field of competitors with a $1,000 payday for a tenth-place finish, and $500 to start the feature.

There is no entry fee and no track/series license required to compete in this event. To be eligible for the enhanced payoff, teams are required to pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456.

A special rules package is offered as a ‘treat’ to the region’s competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on ‘the hill.’ A loosened tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman – competitors are permitted to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are permitted to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors.

‘Joe the Pizza Dude’ will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when ‘The Pizza Dude’ comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!

Fans interested in advance tickets may order them by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one-half hour before general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Saturday, October 13, then general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM.

General Admission ticket pricing for Saturday, October 13 is $25 for adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & Under are FREE! Pit Area admission is $35, and a license is not required.

The Pit gates open at 2:00 PM, Advanced ticket holders can enter at 3:30 PM, General Admission gates open at 4:00 PM and the first Green flag flies at 6:00 PM.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

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

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 29 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 131 events, over $4.5 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 56th Anniversary season in 2018. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

 

 

NASCAR RACING GREAT AND FOX TV PERSONALITY DARRELL WALTRIP TO APPEAR AT MOTORSPORTS 2019

OAKS, PA January 28, 2018 . . . One of the best known names in motorsports, Darrell Waltrip, a three time NASCAR Cup Series champion and member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame plus a Fox TV personality will be a headliner at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Race Car & Trade Show presented by Sunoco and distributed by Insinger Performance. The three day show, now in its 34th consecutive year, will take place January 18-20, 2019 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

This will be Waltrip’s first appearance at the PPB Motorsports show.

During his NASCAR Cup Series career that started back in 1972 at Talladega Superspeedway Waltrip was able to tally 84 victories of which 37 happened on Superspeedways. He earned 59 Cup poles. He is the only driver to win $500,000 in a season 18 times. And in 1990 he became the first Cup driver to win $10 million.

The 71-year-old was not only a big winner in Cup Series racing but also won in the NASCAR Busch Series, ASA, IROC, ARCA, NASCAR All-American Challenge Series, All Pro, USAC and ARTGO Challenge Series. He was also a top competitor on short tracks in the Tennessee area when first starting his career.

The popular FOXSports TV personality, an analyst during the FOX coverage of NASCAR events, will be on center stage at the show on Saturday afternoon for two hours to talk about his racing career, TV work, books, movies, and so much more that has been part of his colorful career. Attendees will be free to ask the man named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers questions. And, of course, there will be autographs.

Fans might even want to ask him about a good deal on a new or used car at his Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group located in Franklin, TN, near Nashville. The huge dealership offers Honda, Volvo, Subaru, Buick, GMC and over 5000 certified pre-owned cars.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Race Car & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco and Distributed by Insinger Performance, which fills 250,000 square feet of show space with just about everything imaginable in motorsports, includes free seminars, autograph opportunities, a large number of speedway and sanctioning organization displays plus the famous Ms. Motorsports Pageant.

Many organizations and speedways use the show to announce their schedules for the next racing season.

Many well-known racers and personalities will be a part of the three day show.

Additional news about show attractions will be announced in coming weeks.

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center proves to be a popular location for the show because it is easy to get to and offers free parking.

For more information check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com. And for those looking to be a part of the displays quickly filling the show contact Danny@aarn.com.

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Doubles up Top 5 Performances in Wisconsin & Illinois

The Scott Thiel Motorsports #64 team headed out to a double header weekend with the IRA this past Saturday and Sunday night. The first stop was to the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI where Thiel would charge his way to a big heat race win and follow it up with a podium third place finish. Sunday night would bring the team south to the LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL. Thiel would fight his way to a fourth place finish in the 30 lap main event.

34 cars were on hand Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway. Thiel was the fourth car out to qualify and would end up timing in sixth fastest of the night. That would place him to start third in the heat race event. After taking the green flag, Thiel rocketed to the top groove of the track and took the lead out of turn two. He never looked back and would take home the heat race victory by over eight seconds. During the redraw, Thiel drew the fifth starting position for the nights 30 lap A-main event. The main event would go on to be green to checkered without any cautions and Thiel worked his way up to the third position early on in the event but was unable to catch the top two lead cars at the end. “We had a pretty decent night really. I wish we could have had a caution during the main to just bunch us all back up but a third place finish is nothing to complain about. We’ll try again tomorrow!” Thiel stated after the event.

The team travelled south on Sunday to the LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL for the annual Bill Waite Memorial event. 35 cars were on hand that night and Thiel would put down the fourth fastest time of the night in qualifying. That placed him to start fourth in the heat race event. Scotty didn’t get the greatest start in the heat and fell back to the fifth position. He would eventually battle his way back up and cross the finish line in the fourth position. He would draw the fifth starting position again for the 30 lap main event. The field went green and Thiel would work the low line for the first few laps and drove his way up to the third position. He jumped up to the top side of the track and began to chase the leaders down. A few cautions would come out during the course of the event but Thiel still maintained his position. As the field would work their way into lap traffic, Scotty battled past a car but would end up losing a position in the process and dropped to the fourth position. He would end up crossing the finish line in the fourth spot and cap off another top five finish for the weekend. “There were a lot of good cars here tonight and we ran up front for most of the night. Just messed up in traffic a little and that lost us a spot. Still was a good weekend overall and we will get ready for next weekend.”

Next on tap is this coming Friday and Saturday night at the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin. This is the championship weekend for the IRA Series. Scotty currently trails by 36 points in the championship battle.

STM would like to thank all of their marketing partners for all of their support in the 2018 season. They encourage everyone to check out these fine businesses and support those who support racing!

Schartner Stone:

Schartner Stone is the premier stone provider located in the Door County area of Wisconsin. They provide a wide range of stone for almost any application. Located in Brussels, WI, Schartner Stone can help provide material for your next dream home or your next landscape project and all areas in between! Visit www.TheQuarryMill.com for more information!

Professional Plating Inc:

Conveniently located employer in Brillion, WI; Professional Plating has been in business since 1979 with a facility over 200,000 sq. ft. to meet and exceed your expectations of supplying Class A coatings to all sorts of recreational and production customers. PPi serves customers with needs of power coating, zinc plating and e-coating! You can see their work on the web at www.proplating.com or give them a call at 920-756-2153 to discuss your next project!

Scott Thiel Builders:

Since 1985, Sheboygan, Wisconsin based Scott Thiel Builders has been in the new home building and remodeling industry serving clients all over the central lake shore counties of Wisconsin. Our outstanding reputation speaks for itself through our skilled craftsman who strive for perfection to create a masterpiece you have dreamed about. Attention to detail is used in a variety of ways at Scott Thiel Builders because we not only strive to achieve excellence on each project we work on but to also be attentive to our client and make sure they experience the best possible service through the entire building process and the years to follow. Check out what Scott Thiel Builders can provide for you today at www.scottthielbuilders.com!

SixFour Promotions:

SixFour Promotions is a motorsports marketing company driven toward promoting motorsport events and helping drivers/teams seek potential marketing partners. From marketing proposals to full event promotions, SixFour Promotions knows what it takes to have complete marketing success. To learn more about what SixFour can offer you, look them up on www.facebook.com/SixFourPromotions

Hepfner Racing Products:

For well over a decade, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) has led the industry in innovative designs and manufacturing technology. From a wide range of racing components to a full line up of trailer accessories, HRP offers a large variety of items for virtually every form of motorsports. HRP is also the manufacturer of Streeter Super Stands, the original and genuine home to kart racing's Big Foot and Stacker Stands as well as a very popular lineup of full kart racing pit & trailer accessories and kart stands. We are proud to design, manufacture, package and ship all of our products from our Hartford, WI USA facility. To learn more on what HRP can offer you, check them out on the web at hrpracing.com!

Keizer Wheels/K2W Precision Inc:

We at K2W Precision Inc have dedicated ourselves to producing a wheel of the highest quality. Holding both weight and strength as our engineering focal points, we produce many wheels which are both competitive and affordable. Our Keizer wheel parts are cold spun with U.S. aerospace quality aluminum to meet precise tolerances. Our double spun, cold, drawn parts in combination with our unique and protected heat treat processes give us our perfect part. All wheel components are made from 6061 T6 cold forged Billet and are CNC machined to specs. Our magnesium components are cast by experienced US aircraft casting suppliers, before in house CNC work begins. Lastly, we feel we have the finest service a custom racing shop can offer. All questions are welcome. We invite you to be our satisfied customer. We are the “Keizer” of the racing wheel world.

QTM Brakes:

Innovations in braking since 1999 has led QTM to be one of the top brake companies in the business. >From open wheel, off road, late model racing and street vehicles, QTM provides a wide range of brakes and accessories for all applications. Their innovated technology allows the brakes to be the best in the business and the stopping power is incredibly noticeable to drivers in all platforms. Check out www.qtmi.com for more information!

Triple X Race Co:

At Triple X Race Components, we don’t just build race parts – we race too. We know how expensive it is to race. That’s why we offer the most common Sprint Car, Midget, and 600 Mini Sprint parts. We keep our costs down by building thousands of each part. We build the parts that get damaged the most. With our discounted pricing, you can afford to race hard and race to win.

Torsion Bar Rate:

Torsion bar testing has been around as long as the bar has. There are many different ways to test bars, but they all have the same goal.... to compare one bar to another and give the results in a numerical value (PSI, FORCE POUNDS, RATE). This is good, but can be hard to understand. We simplify this process. The numbering system we use is standard to the torsion bar industries. During our test sessions, data is collected and stored in our software, which then calculates it to a torsion bar size that everyone can understand. We have found 1025 bars that test between a 1012 and a 1036 bar. Our test services take away the guesswork. We provide you with a TORSION BAR RATE. Check out www.torsionbarrate.com for more info!

Rhey Graphics:

Rhey Graphics will take your next project over-the-top. We can supply you with the creative edge that's become a necessity in today's competitive marketplace. So whether it's a logo design, vehicle graphics, brochure, or full-color banner, we can handle your project from start to an outstanding finished project.

Super Shox:

Since 1997 Super Shox has been dedicated to building high performance shock absorbers with extreme durability at a reasonable price. Each year more racers make the switch to Super Shox and it shows with wins and championships. Super Shox have high quality products that will give you an advantage. Besides building a quality product customer service is at the top of our list to keep you satisfied and winning races. Please give us a call or e-mail to discuss how we can serve your needs. 847. 548.SHOX

 

 

RUSH DOUBLEHEADER SATURDAY WITH SWEENEY LATE MODEL TOUR ALONG WITH RUSH SPRINTS IN THEIR 1ST EVER MCKEAN APPEARANCE

September 27, 2018

 (By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(East Smethport, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is set for a doubleheader of action this Saturday (September 29) at McKean County Family Raceway. The Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series will compete in a $1,500 to-win Platinum Event, while the RUSH Sprint Cars will make their first ever visit to McKean in a $600 to-win Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special. RUSH Late Model Qualifying will begin immediately following RUSH Sprint engine starts, which begin at 4:15 p.m., and then will be followed up by Sprint warm-ups. Heat races are slated for 6 p.m.

Due to a rain out at the annual McKean County Fair event on August 16, Saturday will mark the first and only appearance of the season for the RUSH Late Model Touring Series at McKean. This year, McKean returned to weekly racing under the promotional efforts of the Bigley Family. Eleven Sweeney Weekly Series events have been completed with an impressive eight different winners. Max Blair, Brad Mesler, and Paul Grigsby have been able to repeat, while John Waters, Steve LeBarron, Andy Michael, Eric Wilson, and Jeremy Wonderling have each captured a win. There will also be a $1,000 to-win Sweeney Weekly Series event on Friday night.

"We have to thank the Bigley Family for continuing racing at the McKean County Fairgrounds this season and allowing the RUSH Late Models to be the featured attraction," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "It's great to again have a strong presence at the Fall Invitational with our Late Models getting two events including our Tour race, and also giving our RUSH Sprints the opportunity to be showcased. McKean will be the 11th different track to give the RUSH Sprints a date during their inaugural 2018 season!"

The championship points battle in the Sweeney Late Model Tour has been tight all season long between Jason Genco and Jeremy Wondering. Genco has just a five-point lead on Wonderling, but enters Saturday night on a hot streak in Sweeney Weekly Series action. Genco swept the "Topless Nationals" at Genesee Speedway September 15-16 for $4,500 then won last Sunday's finale at Eriez Speedway for $3,011. That's over $7,500 for two weekends of work!

Genco is in his first year on the Tour, while Wonderling is in his second. Genco has two Tour wins- both at Genesee, while Wonderling's only win came at Outlaw. Wonderling brings an 11-race top 10 win streak into Saturday with five of those being podium finishes. Jeremy's brother Mike Wonderling sits third in points and needs a strong finish to get back in the championship hunt as just two more races remain after McKean. Canadian Adam Ferri is fourth in points and is the third driver in the top four Touring for the first time in his career. J.J. Mazur has worked his way up to fifth in points. Completing the top 12 points paying positions are Cory Lawler, John Waters, Jason Knowles, Bill Kessler, Damian Bidwell, Darrell Bossard, and Beamer Guzzardi.

Chad Ruhlman leads the RUSH Sprint Cars into their first ever appearance at McKean, and the only Sprint Car race of 2018 at the East Smethport, Pa. oval. Ruhlman will be doing double-duty also driving the Terry Suppa-owned #4S Super Late Model. Ruhlman leads the $5,000 to-win Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship points and is coming off a $2,000 weekend sweep at Genesee two weekends ago.

For the Late Models, FK Rod Ends will award $100 to the driver that sets fast time in qualifying and $25 to each heat race winner. Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars. The TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 along with a certificate for a discount off any TBM Brakes purchase each night.

RUSH Late Model Series Officials will also determine the new Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive" to the driver that best defended his position throughout the night, and will receive a $40 product package each night. The award could go to a driver holding off another for the final heat race or B main transfer position, a driver denying a hard charging racer a feature win, a move to stay on the lead lap before a caution, or any such deserving move.

RUSH Late Model Feature Payoff : 1. $1,500 2. $800 3. $550 4. $410 5. $375 6. $340 7. $325 8. $295 9. $285 10. $280 11. $255 12. $250 13. $230 14. $225 15. $200 16. $195 17. $190 18-24. $185. Tow $75.

RUSH Sprint Car Feature Payoff: 1. $600 2. $300 3. $250 4. $225 5. $200 6. $195 7. $190 8. $185 9. $180 10. $175 11. $170 12. $165 13. $160 14-18. $155 19-24. $150. Tow $75.

2018 Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series Points (Adjusted on Marquee/Platinum; only Tour members receive points): 1. Jason Genco 1116 2. Jeremy Wonderling 1111 3. Brady Wonderling 1074 4. Adam Ferri 997 5. J.J. Mazur 957 6. Cory Lawler 955 7. John Waters 907 8. Jason Knowles 840 9. Bill Kessler 822 10. Damian Bidwell 687 11. Darrell Bossard 626 12. Kyle Murray 571 13. Beamer Guzzardi 539 14. Bruce Hordusky, Jr. 529 15. Chad Sines 487 16. Max Blair 482 17. Christian Schneider 474 18. Jimmy Johnson, Jr. 447 19. Charlie Sandercock 431 20. Brian Knowles 420 21. Garrett Paugh 420 22. Mike Franklin 362 23. Cory Sines 304 24. Cody Dawson 302 25. Paul Norman, Jr. 237 26. Tony White 232 27. Joe Watson 210 28. Eric Wilson 187 29. Braeden Dillinger 160 30. Andy Boozel 89 31. Jared Kane 84 32. John Mollick 71.

2018 Sweeney RUSH Sprint Car Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Points (based on best 12 finishes): 1. Chad Ruhlman 1342 2. Gale Ruth, Jr. 1313 3. Arnie Kent 1302 4. Zach Morrow 1301 5. Shawn Smith 1257 6. Brandon Hawkins & Joe McEwen 1247 8. Scott Hawkins 1219 9. Dave Hawkins 1215 10. Brad Blackshear & Tyler Powell 1192 12. Steve Cousins 1189 13. Steve Pedley 772 14. Dalton Daniels 717 15. Phil Thornton 582 16. Jim Kurpakus 536 17. Brian Woodhall 493 18. Brian Ruhlman 486 19. Mike Lutz 419 20. Darin Gallagher 272 21. John Mollick 190 22. Kevin Mohney 189.

The AMB/MyLaps transponders will be used for both classes. One-way driver radios are always mandatory on the default 454.000 channel. There will be a $75 entry fee for Late Models. Pit passes are $40. Pits open at noon. RUSH drivers meeting will be at 3:45 p.m. Heat in motors for Sprints will be at 4:15 p.m. followed by RUSH Late Model qualifying and RUSH Sprint warm-ups. Heat races are slated for 6 p.m.

McKean County Raceway is a 1/3-mile dirt track located at the McKean County Fairgrounds in East Smethport, Pa. at the intersections of Route 6 and 46. For more information on McKean County Family Raceway, check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/McKeanCoFamRaceway or their website at www.mckeancountyfamilyraceway.com. Follow them on Twitter @CountyMcKean.

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, Close Racing Supply, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, Valley Fashions, Dirt Late Model Magazine, and Three Rivers Karting.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Pancho's Racing Products, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

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

 

 

Knoxville Raceway Announces Changes to Knoxville Nationals Format

SPEED SPORT CHALLENGE (Knoxville Nationals World Challenge) To End; Qualifiers Now Start 21-24 on Saturday

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (September 27, 2018) -- Following a sold-out crowd on Saturday of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, Knoxville Raceway officials immediately began discussions on changes to the event for 2019 and beyond. After consulting fans, drivers and partners, two changes will be made to the Friday format of the 410 Knoxville Nationals.

After 25 years of international competition, the SPEED SPORT Challenge will no longer be held at Knoxville Raceway. The exhibition race featured international drivers competing in the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store against American drivers who competed in the Grand Annual Classic at the Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia and was held annually on Friday night of the 410 Knoxville Nationals.

Knoxville Raceway and Premier Speedway will continue to work together to honor the drivers that compete internationally. Knoxville Raceway also will award a bonus to the highest finishing international driver (not living in the United States) in the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

"No decision we ever make at Knoxville Raceway is done without thorough conversations and input both inside and outside our office walls," said Knoxville Raceway director of marketing Kendra Jacobs. "Ending 25 years of tradition with the SPEED SPORT Challenge was not an easy decision. We appreciate our partnership with David Mills and everyone at Premier Speedway and will continue to work with them in the future. Thank you to Roger Johnson from KELE and Tom Schmeh and everyone else who had a hand in creating this event to honor international competition."

Friday continues to be a pivotal night of racing action in the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store. Following format changes in 2012, drivers who find themselves not locked into Saturday's A-Main have a "second chance" to qualify for the finale. The top-four finishers in Friday's feature event have previously made up positions 17-20 in Saturday's A-Main. Beginning in 2019, the four transfers will now start 21-24.

"We're always looking for ways to improve our show for the fans, drivers and partners," said Knoxville Raceway race director and promoter John McCoy. "We looked at the format on Friday and realized that the top-four finishers starting positions may need to change to make the starting positions fairer for the drivers who had more points on their qualifying night. Drivers voiced their concern as well. We listened and agreed."

The 59th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store will be held August 7-10, 2019. Four-day ticket renewals will be available starting on October 1. Tickets will be on sale to the general public starting on December 3. More information can be found at www.knoxvilleraceway.com, at the Knoxville Raceway ticket office or by calling 641-842-5431.

ABOUT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY: Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway is a 1/2-mile dirt track that hosts winged 305, 360 and 410 sprint car racing every Saturday night from April to September. The "Sprint Car Capital of the World" also hosts the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, sprint car racing's most prestigious event, as well as the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey's General Store and the 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa with 20,322 seats and 33 luxury suites seating 448.

 

 

NCRA 360C.I. SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP *THIS SATURDAY* September 29th at 7pm at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY! $2,000/win & $300/start! Plus LoneStar Points Event for LTD MODS - FS - 4CYL!

 LATEST FORECAST: 85 degrees and just 10% chance precip! FAMILY PASS TICKET PROMO in effect! (see below)

 Note to SCB team owners and SCB drivers (only): reminder we have a very important closed meeting on 9/29 at 5pm in the LSS Terrace prior to the meeting in the pits to roll out our 2019 SCB season initiatives...you will not want to miss it and be left out! Lots of big series info to unveil for our teams!

Kilgore, TX ( 09/27/18 ) by DarinShort.com. The latest NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series at LoneStar Speedway (LSS) on June 30th was another thriller, with Tyson Hall and Dalton Steed setting a torrid pace and battling side-by-side for much of the 25-lapper with Steed taking the eventual win. The SCB returns for the 2018 Series Championships at the 70-foot wide expanses of LoneStar THIS SATURDAY, September 29th at 7pm. Joining the 360 C.I. fuel injected winged Sprint Cars will be the Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds & FWD 4-Cylinders...all competing for excellent purse money.

Fans can expect a great field of top 360 C.I. fuel injected Sprint Car teams from throughout the region, and you and the family will be able to take in this massive event for just $17 adult (ages 12-64) general admission! Ages 6-11 are just $5, while Seniors/Military can take it all in for $15. All pit passes for all ages are $35.

FAMILY-SIZED BONUS! We’re continuing our popular FAMILY PASS for this event, where two adults (ages 12 and up) plus up to FOUR kids (ages 11 and under) can get in for just $34 (the price of two adult tickets), which is a potential savings of $20!

LoneStar Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252 Kilgore, TX 75662, Track Phone on race day is: (903)-986-9731. Specifically, if you are on I-20 (either direction) take Exit 583 and head north to the 4-way stop light (about 1/2 mile). Go east (right) about 1 mile and you will see the track entrance on the south (right) side of the road. The web address is www.LoneStarSpeedway.com or search Facebook by entering: "LoneStar Speedway."

Three of the LoneStar Speedway championship racing divisions will all be racing for excellent purse money: the Limited Modified winner will take home $700, while the first Factory Stock to cross the checkers will receive $500. The FWD 4-Cylinders will round out the 4-division racing card, racing for $200 to win. The Modifieds are scheduled off on September 29th. Great payback is spread out throughout the field, and the complete breakdown is located here for all divisions:

SPRINT CAR BANDITS A-FEATURE PAYBACK (25 Laps): $2,000 - $1,000 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 390 - 380 - 370 - 360 - 350 (10th) - 340 - 330 - 320 - 310 - 300...to 20th. All non-starters or non-qualifiers receive $100. All standard SCB rules and procedures are in effect. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series rules - which will be enforced. Transponders and RACEceivers are required.

LONESTAR DIVISIONS COMPLETE PAYBACK:

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE PAYBACK: $500 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 (5th) - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $80 - $60 - $40...to 20th. All Factory Stock NQ's or Non-Starters $20. Transponders and RACEceivers are required.

LIMITED MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $700 - $400 - $300 - $220 - $200 (5th) - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60...to 20th. All Limited Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $30. Transponders and RACEceivers are required.

FWD 4-Cylinders: $200 - $150 - $110 - $100 - 90 - $80 - $70 - $60 - $50 - $40 - $30...to 20th. RACEceivers required.

No outside food/drink allowed through ticket gate. Great food and drinks available at family-affordable pricing. Adult beverages for sale next to main concession stand.

The sun sets in Kilgore Texas at 7:07pm September 29th, which should coincide with our schedule perfectly. The Pit Area on September 29th will open by 4:30pm, Grandstands open at 5:30pm, Draw Cutoff 6:15pm, Pit Meeting 6:45pm, then Track Packing/Hot Laps...with racing to follow immediately. Races should fire off around 7:30pm.

MOW TIME of Farmersville will be presenting the Sprint Car Bandits MOST POPULAR DRIVER award as voted on by your fellow SCB drivers!

Here’s how it will work: When drivers sign in their SCB car Saturday at LoneStar, they will write down their pick for the Most Popular SCB driver, and during the drivers meeting we’ll announce the winner! Drivers can choose from any SCB team in the pit area that night (except for themselves).

THANKS to MOW TIME and Lynn McCrary (owner/father of the 13m Chance McCrary) for sponsoring this award, which will include a commemorative plaque and $100 cash. 6pm draw cutoff on 9/29.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville, www.ShopTheBOSS.com , www.DarinShort.com and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact dssm493@yahoo.com . There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

CLICK www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for all Track info and www.SprintCarBandits.com for all Series info...and we look forward to seeing you all THIS SATURDAY September 29th, for the Sprint Car Bandits 2018 Series Championships coming to LoneStar Speedway!

Top 30 NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Points - as of 8/30/18. 13 different feature winners in 15 events! 106 drivers from 9 states have competed in the series across 11 series tracks.

Position Driver City, State Car# Total Points0

1 Colby Estes Mansfield, TX 72 2149

2 Michael Day Farmersville, TX 2 1551

3 Claud Estes III Godley, TX 74E 1482

4 Dalton Stevens Scurry, TX 99X 1338

5 Scott Evans Rhome, TX 118 1319

6 Chance McCrary Farmersville, TX 13M 1242

7 Dale Wester Ovilla, TX 12W 1073

8 Junior Jenkins Greenville, TX 23J 839

9 Tyson Hall Diana, TX 5X 804

10 Danny Jennings Norman, OK 1J 765

11 Kyle Jones Kennedale, TX 04 740

12 Michael Lang Mesquite, TX 14 735

13 Gary Floyd San Angelo, TX 58 723

14 DJ Estes Burleson, TX 74 707

15 Ryan Hall Midlothian, TX 79V 697

16 JD Johnson Wichita, KS 98 695

17 Don Droud, Jr Lincoln, NE 1X 691

18 Jeremy Campbell Goddard, KS 10C 677

19 Fred Mattox Drumright, OK 26M 660

20 Jeff Stasa Kingman, KS 91 653

21 Jake Greider Haysville, KS 20G 640

22 Ray Seemann Jetmore, KS 88 631

23 JR Topper St Joseph, MO 92J 618

24 Jason Howell Keller, TX 44 608

25 Brad Wesp Galveston, TX 9TX 605

26 Kaden Taylor Forgan, OK 6 594

27 Britney Bryant Granbury, TX 99B 540

28 Rod Craddock Alvin, TX 7R 539

29 Chad Wilson North Richland Hills, TX 20 470

30 Christian Kinnison Denton, TX 82C 446

 

ISCS Wraps Up Season On Saturday September 29th At Coos Bay Speedway
By Ben Deatherage
Coos Bay, Oregon- The Interstate Sprint Car Series has just one last race before a champion is officially crowned. The tour heads to Coos Bay Speedway on Saturday, September 29th to the coastal facility. It is the third occasion the ISCS had visited the “Clay By The Bay Of The West”.

Front Gates open at 4:00 PM with Racing starting around 6:30. Tickets for Adults are $12.00, Seniors/Kids (7/17) $10.00, Children (6 and Under) FREE, and a Family Pass (2 Adults and 3 Kids) $35.00. For more information log on to www.coosbayspeedway.us .

ISCS Speedweek champion Tyler Thompson is tied for the most wins on the season and has accumulated the most points. Thompson is level with Jake Helsel as both drivers have three wins each. Shane Forte has bested the field twice while Kinzer Cox, Kyler Barraza, and Kyle Miller have one triumph each.

Locally at Coos Bay Speedway the venue has held seven Sprint Car events. Lawrence Van Hoof has managed to become the only multi-feature winner with two trips to victory lane while Tyler Thompson, Ian Bandey, Kyler Barraza, Aaron Miller Jr., and Dave May have a single triumph to their credit.

ISCS would like to thank their series sponsors/marketing partners BC Motorsports, Highline Performance, NWSprintCarHistory.com, Champion Racing Oil, and Hoosier Racing Tires. For the latest news and updates regarding the Interstate Sprint Car Series be sure and visit their Facebook page.

Former Interstate Sprint Car Series Winners At Coos Bay Speedway
2018- Kyler Barraza on May 19th; Tyler Thompson on August 13th

Current Interstate Sprint Car Series Point Standings (Top Ten):
1. 7-Tyler Thompson 985; 2. 1K-Kinzer Cox 958; 3. 26F-Shane Forte 946; 4. 25S-Camden Robustelli 892; 5. 87-Kyler Barraza 856; 6. 18H-A.J. Harbaugh 854; 7. 1-Bailey Hibbard 828; 8. 66-Brett McGhie 822; 9. 18T-Tanner Holmes 793; 10. 12-Steven Snawder 756

2018 Interstate Sprint Car Series Schedule
Friday, May 18th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-Shane Forte
Saturday, May 19th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Kyler Barraza
Saturday, June 23rd-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-Kinzer Cox
Friday, July 27th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon-Jake Helsel
Saturday, July 28th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-Tyler Thompson
Monday, August 13th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Tyler Thompson
Tuesday, August 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-Jake Helsel
Wednesday, August 15th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon-Kyle Miller
Thursday, August 16th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon-Shane Forte
Friday, August 17th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington-Tyler Thompson
Saturday, August 18th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington-Jake Helsel
Saturday, September 29th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon

 

 

Tanner Holmes Wins Third Sprint Car Race In A Row; Heads To Coos Bay For ISCS Finale

By Ben DeatherageJacksonville, Oregon- The hot streak continues for teenager Tanner Holmes. After back-to-back wins in a Sprint Car at Southern Oregon and Cottage Grove Speedways, respectively, the Jacksonville native looked for the hat trick on Saturday, September 22nd. The TC Racing team headed back to Southern Oregon for the final home stand of the year where twenty-four cars were in attendance.

Drawing a good pill for his heat race Holmes started on the pole. Leading all ten laps Tanner was the pace setter the entire distance. It put him in the scramble and placed him starting eighth in the short event. Despite starting towards the back he managed to climb up to sixth. There he would start in the feature.

“In the scramble the car the was really good,” stated Tanner, “I managed to work the bottom of the track and pick a few cars off to get us a little bit better starting position.”

By the first lap after the drop of the green Holmes was up to fifth place. There he remained for some time.

“The bottom was still the preferred line and the first ten laps I hung out in fifth. We had a long green flag run until about lap eighteen or so. Then I was able to make some good moves.”

Utilizing the top side of the track in turns three and four, while working the bottom in turns one and two, Holmes picked one car off a lap and climbed deeper into the top five. By the final circuit he managed to hunt down the leader and beat him to the wire by a mere matter of feet to win his third straight Sprint Car feature.

“I ripped the top on that last restart and was able to finally get around some cars. I had to be wide open and the right rear had to be right on the cushion to make it work. I really thought we were going to be second but I gave it everything I had on that last corner. I’m very excited to keep up this incredible momentum.”

The TC Racing team heads to Coos Bay Speedway on Saturday, September 29th to race with the Interstate Sprint Car Series. It will be the final ISCS race of the season and are sitting in the top ten in points. For updates check out “TC Racing” on Facebook,www.tannerholmes.com, or his Vlog at “Tanner Holmes” on YouTube.

2018 Sponsors: LaFarge North America Modern Machinery Durango RV Future Farms of Roseburg Commercial Collision ABC Powdercoating Sundance Signs Johnny Cat Inc.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Leads Team ILP Into Winner's Circle

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 27, 2018) - Inside Line Promotions driver Kerry Madsen led the way for Team ILP last weekend by earning a feature triumph.

The Big Game Motorsports driver captured his third consecutive IRA Sprint Car Series victory on Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. It was his eighth trip to Victory Lane this season.

Other Team ILP competitors with a top-five finish include:

Scott Bogucki guided his SawBlade.com backed team to a runner-up result on Saturday and a third-place finish on Thursday during the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

Tony Bruce Jr. earned results of second on Friday and fifth on Saturday at the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial hosted by Lucas Oil Speedway.

Giovanni Scelzi advanced for a second-place finish on Sunday at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Ill., during an IRA Sprint Car Series and MOWA Series event. He also placed third the previous night at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions show.

Jordon Mallett posted results of third on Friday and fourth on Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series.

Greg Wilson charged from 23rd to third on Friday at Eldora Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Seth Bergman hustled from 12th to fourth on Saturday during the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial finale at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Joe Trenca maneuvered to a fourth-place finish on Saturday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour.

Brian Brown recorded a fifth-place result a week ago Thursday at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa.

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2018 FEATURE WINNERS -

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

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Bergman Caps Hockett/McMillin Memorial With Fourth-Place Finish

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 27, 2018) - Seth Bergman improved throughout the three nights of the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial last weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Bergman drew a deep starting position for Thursday's opening round of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event. He advanced from ninth to sixth place, but a ninth-place result in a qualifier relegated him to the seventh starting spot in a B Main. He finished in that position and was forced to use a provisional to start near the back of the main event.

"We were buried by the pill draw early and then the track was one lane later in the night so it was just a bad set of circumstances," he said. "You don't get points when you use an ASCS provisional so we just started the race to get the start money and pulled in to save our equipment."

Bergman rebounded on Friday as he won a heat race and advanced a position to finish fifth in a qualifier. That locked him into the 11th starting position in the main event and he gained a handful of positions to post a seventh-place finish.

"We moved forward every time we were on the track so that was a positive," he said. "We really needed a solid night after how Thursday went so it was good to get through everything without trouble."

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Bergman winning a last chance qualifier to garner the 12th starting position in the A Main.

"We had a good car all night," he said. "I felt like we got stronger as the feature went on. We were able to make up a lot of ground and gain a lot of positions during the second half of the race. It was good to end the weekend with a top five."

Bergman's fourth-place finish was his 28th top five of the season.

The next ASCS National Tour event is Oct. 19-20 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 20 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 6 (9); Qualifier: 9 (8); B Main: 7 (7); Feature: 25 (23).

Sept. 21 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 5 (6); Feature: 7 (11).

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Last Chance Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 4 (12).

SEASON STATS -

58 races, 9 wins, 28 top fives, 40 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"We're proud to have such a valued company in Lucas Oil Products, Inc., join our team this season," Bergman said. "They make top-of-the-line products that all the race teams use and their brand is known as quality so it's exciting to have the support of such an esteemed company."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Young Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Rides Roller Coaster Weekend During Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 27, 2018) - Travis Rilat's first visit to Lucas Oil Speedway in approximately nine years had mixed results last weekend.

The BDS Motorsports driver opened the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial on Thursday by winning a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com heat race. A fifth-place result in a qualifier earned enough points to lock into the 16th starting position in the main event.

"The track was mostly one lane around the bottom so there wasn't much of an opportunity to pass," he said. "Once the rubber came in everyone was down there fighting for the bottom."

Rilat gained a pair of positions to finish 14th.

An unfavorable draw doomed the team on Friday when Rilat started near the back of a heat race. He advanced a position to place seventh before moving up one spot in a B Main to finish ninth. Rilat used a provisional to start the main event, but he pulled off the track early.

"We didn't make enough progress in the heat race to make a qualifier and if you aren't in a qualifier it's nearly impossible to drive from the back of the B Main into a transfer position," he said. "Since the ASCS provisionals don't award points we decided to take the green flag and pull off early to make sure we didn't risk damaging any of our equipment."

The event concluded on Saturday with Rilat finishing where he started in both a last chance qualifier - fifth - and a B Main - third. That ended one position shy of transferring into the main event.

"The track was too good and we just weren't able to get it done," he said. "It was unfortunate, but that's part of racing. We'll move on to the next race and work hard to earn better results."

The next ASCS National Tour event is Oct. 19-20 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 20 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 5 (5); Feature: 14 (16).

Sept. 21 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 9 (10); Feature: DNF (23).

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Last Chance Qualifier: 5 (5); B Main: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 20 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for 60 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products including fuel, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets. For more information, visit http://www.ChampionBrands.com.

"Champion is a well-known name in auto racing," Rilat said. "We're grateful for their support of BDS Motorsports."

Rilat would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, Frio Chevrolet, The BOSS, MDS Boring & Drilling, Shark Racing Engines, CnB Chubby, Joe's Kleen Products, KSE Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, All Star Auto Reconditioning, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Carlan Services, Car Star Collision and Service (from Leduc, Alberta, Canada), Clark Construction, Diversified Machine Inc., Dyer Rods, Eagle Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gee and Gee Racing, Gillund Enterprises, Global Power Services, Hepfner Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Impact Coatings, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kustom Sprintcar Supplies, Lanktree Holdings, Millstone, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pat Beck Motorsports, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance - Newton, Iowa, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shane Liebig, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Speedway Motors, Strong Crane Service, Super Shox, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes and Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

THUNDER ON THE HILL SEASON FINALE FAST APPROACHING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 6 PM

HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY & MODIFIED TRAFFIC JAM, PLUS SPORTSMAN & MASS SPRINTS ON TRIPPLE HEADER PROGRAM

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (September 27, 2018) – The scene is set for a haunting Halloween on the Hill at Grandview Speedway with Modifieds as the main event on Saturday, October 13 at 7 PM.

NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents Mods at the Madhouse Traffic Jam – the conclusion of the 29th season of Thunder action – featuring three divisions of racing action including a Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modified challenge, the Sportsman division, and the MASS Sprint Cars.

“The Thunder on the Hill Halloween Party is one of my favorite events of the year,” said event co-organizer, Bob Miller. “Fans are not just encouraged but expected to come dressed for the occasion, with awards for the best children and adult costumes.”

The Halloween Party has been an integral part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series calendar for over 15 years. The main event features a 40 lap Modified ‘Spooktacular,' includes a sizable $5,000 top prize, and pays handsomely through the full-field of competitors with a $1,000 payday for a tenth-place finish, and $500 to start the feature.

There is no entry fee and no track/series license required to compete in this event. To be eligible for the enhanced payoff, teams are required to pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456.

A special rules package is offered as a ‘treat’ to the region’s competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on ‘the hill.’ A loosened tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman – competitors are permitted to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are permitted to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors.

‘Joe the Pizza Dude’ will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when ‘The Pizza Dude’ comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!

Fans interested in advance tickets may order them by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one-half hour before general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Saturday, October 13, then general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM.

General Admission ticket pricing for Saturday, October 13 is $25 for adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & Under are FREE! Pit Area admission is $35, and a license is not required.

The Pit gates open at 2:00 PM, Advanced ticket holders can enter at 3:30 PM, General Admission gates open at 4:00 PM and the first Green flag flies at 6:00 PM.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

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

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 29 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 131 events, over $4.5 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 56th Anniversary season in 2018. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

 

 

Smoke earns podium at LaSalle, will join IRA for Wisconsin Sprint Car Championship

Date: Sunday, September 23rd Event: Bill Waite Jr. Memorial Series: IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Track: LaSalle Speedway (LaSalle, Ill.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (8th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 27, 2018) - Wrapping up a busy September schedule for the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart will return to the driver seat of his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car and join the best-of-the-best of the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series for the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships.

Headlining action at the Plymouth Dirt Track on September 28 & 29, the two-day Wisconsin Sprint Car Championship will award a massive winner’s share equaling $9,000; $3,000 on Friday and $6,000 on Saturday. Stewart is certainly no stranger to IRA competition and will enter the weekend with a pair of top-five finishes in five feature starts, one of which an edged-out at the line, second place finish to Bill Balog on September 1.

“We are excited to get back to Plymouth Dirt Track,” Tony Stewart explained, a recent podium finish with the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series. “We enjoy racing with the IRA Sprint Series. This is an historic weekend for the Series, as well as the track. It’s a privilege to be a part of it.”

Smoke will enter the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championship fresh off of a strong performance during IRA action at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Ill., on Sunday, September 23. Bettering all but two of the 35 competitors signed-in for the Bill Waite Memorial program, Stewart ended his night third on the A-main podium, a feat that started on the outside of row four. The Columbus, Ind., native kicked off the evening with a heat race victory.

“Jimmy and Marty did a great job on Sunday night at LaSalle. It really makes the racing a lot more fun when you’re in a car that you are comfortable with and have the ability to move around,” Stewart continued. “We’ve had our fair share of up and down moments this season. Hopefully we can keep a solid rhythm going this weekend in Wisconsin.”

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.tonystewart.com.

Tony Stewart: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/ or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TonyStewart

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru September 27, 2018) Total Races: 60 Total Wins: 2 Total Top-5s: 22 Total Top-10s: 33

 

 

Cody Lamar Excited for Fall Nationals Following Tough Go at Nor Cal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though his results were nowhere near what he had in mind at Placerville Speedway over the weekend, Cody Lamar was pleased with his car and how everything felt and is eager to get back to racing during the two-night Fall Nationals event in Chico, CA.

“I am definitely disappointed with how Placerville went over the weekend, but I felt like our car was really good, and I am excited to try again this weekend at the Fall Nationals,” Cody Lamar said.

Friday night the Sacramento, CA driver timed the A1 Septic/Amsoil/Walker Performance backed No. 9l entry in fifth quickest in his qualifying group which then lined him up in the third row of his heat race.

Slipping back to the eighth spot at the finish, Lamar would find himself in the ‘B’ Main looking for one of just four transfer positions into the feature event. When the B Main came to life, Lamar would begin to chase after a transfer position until a couple of cars got together in front of him.

Forced off the racing surface, Lamar would just opt to take his car back to the pit area and try again on Saturday night.

The Nor-Cal Posse Shootout finale saw Lamar open the night up timing in sixth fastest in time trials. Lining up in the third row of his heat race, Lamar would take the fifth and final transfer position out of the heat and move directly into the 35-lap feature event.

Gridding the field from the 18th starting position, Lamar would have some trouble on the extremely slick racing surface as he would slide over the edge of turn two and come to a stop on the 11th circuit.

Making the restart, Lamar would tag the field from the back of the pack. Continuing to pound the cushion, Lamar would enter three and four against the curb only to see a car get out of shape and all but spin in front of him. Turning right to avoid contact, Lamar’s engine would stall and it would result in his second and final yellow of the race and he would retire to his pit area.

“Thanks to everyone who helps us out,” Lamar said. “We are going to do all we can to better ourselves this weekend.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Amsoil, Walker Performance Filtration, and Joe Hunt Magnetos for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-20, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Lamar will be at Silver Dollar Speedway this Friday and Saturday night.

 

 

Whirlwind Weekend for Nienhiser

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour aboard the Loyet Motorsports No. o5 machine, as well as the IRA aboard his family owned No. 9x machine, Paul Nienhiser had one of those weekend’s he has already tried to forget.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to Loyet family provided me, and I know we all went into this weekend with high hopes,” Nienhiser said. “It didn’t go how any of us hoped, but we still made the best of it.”

Having a tough go in his heat race on Thursday night at Lucas Oil Speedway, Nienhiser would be mired in the back of a ‘B’ Main where he would be unable to transfer through and his night would come to an early end.

Working hard through the day on Friday, Nienhiser and company came out a little stronger on Friday as the team had good speed through practice. Going from his fourth starting position in heat race, Nienhiser would finish second and move into a qualifier.

Finishing sixth in the qualifier, Nienhiser would just narrowly miss out on a transfer into the Friday night feature as he found himself on the pole of the ‘B’. Losing the handle on the opening lap, Nienhiser would be unable to bounce back and race through the field on this night.

Hoping for some redemption on Saturday night, a seventh place finish in his qualifier put him in the fourth row of a “B” main, and though we worked his way up to fifth, his bid to make the Jesse Hockett Memorial feature would come to an end.

Making the trip to LaSalle Speedway on Sunday in his family owned car, Nienhiser would admittedly be back in a comfort zone as he timed in ninth quickest amongst the 35 cars checked into the pit area.

Winning his heat race, Nienhiser would move into the redraw where the nine pill placed him in the fifth row for the feature event. Trying some different lines to gain ground on the leaders, Nienhiser would find himself up in the sixth position. Battling hard with a lapped car, a chop would result in Nienhiser losing the handle and spinning out as he would come back forward to finish 13th.

“It was an embarrassing weekend to be honest,” Nienhiser said. “I made the best of it, but it was tough to spin out as much as I did in both cars. We will work hard to better ourselves from it and get back to it this weekend.”

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, JRC Transportation, Signature Signs and Design, and Steve Thomas Racing for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-51, Wins-8, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-22

ON TAP: Nienhiser is slated to take on the Sprint Invaders Friday and Saturday at 34 Raceway in the ‘Fall Haul’.

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

 

 

Ian Madsen Seventh at Lernerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Going from the West Coast back to the Midwest, Ian Madsen would have a tough night on Friday at Eldora Speedway before putting together a seventh place effort on Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway.

“Friday night was a tough one for us, we just kind of struggled,” Ian Madsen said. “Saturday night we seemed to turn it around and have a really good night at Lernerville Speedway.”

Saturday night at the Commonwealth Clash, Madsen opened the night up by timing the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 machine in 12th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Starting in the second row of his heat race, the St. Marys, NSW driver would record a third place finish and move into the feature event where he would roll off of the starting rid from the 12th starting position.

With a strong car underneath him, Madsen would work his way forward on the racy surface as he quickly made his way inside the Top-10. Madsen would continue to battle with a mix of local and Outlaw talent as he carved his way to a seventh place finish to close out his weekend.

Friday night at Eldora Speedway, Madsen would time in fifth fastest in his qualifying flight before slipping back to finish sixth in his heat race from his second row starting position.

Mired in the ‘B’ Main, Madsen would battle with Rico Abreu before finishing second and transferring into the feature event. Lining up 22nd on the starting grid, Madsen would pick up a few positions over the course of the race as he would bring the KCP Racing entry home with an 18th place finish.

“It was a long trip home from the West Coast, and these guys didn’t miss a beat,” Madsen said. “We have a big one coming up this weekend in PA, and we are going to continue to work hard this week and see what we can do against the PA Posse.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, Coverage Direct, Revolution Race Gear, Monarch’s, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-68, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 7, Top 10’s-29

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing will be at Williams Grove Speedway this Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is an agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, and boost awareness.

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

 

 

81 Speedway Gearing for Fall Sprint Spectacular!

Three Divisions of Sprints/One Huge Night

Park City, Kansas – September 21, 2018 - 81 Speedway is gearing up for yet another big night of sprint car racing action as the Park City, Kansas powerplant will host the “Fall Sprint Sprintacular” on Saturday night, October 13. It will be the final sprint car show at the speedway for the 2018 race season.

Highlighting the event will be the season finale for the National Championship Racing Association 360-ci sprint car division while the Oil Capital Racing Series and the United Rebel Sprint Series will also be in the program. It will be the same format that has successfully made the annual “Sprint Car Maynia” event so popular the past two years that is held over the Memorial Day weekend.

The NCRA 360-ci competitors will be looking for a $2000 payday while all drivers starting the night’s championship feature finale will take home $300. Official rules for the series can be found at racencra.com.

The Tulsa-based OCRS drivers will compete for $1500 to win. Rules for this two-barrel sprint series can be found on their official website www.ocrsracing.net.

Kansas-based URSS will sanction this RaceSaver 305 event that will pay $1000 to win and $200 to start.

Gates for the “Fall Sprint Car Spectacular” will open at 5:00 PM with race action set for a 7:00 PM start time. Grandstand admission will be $20 for adults. 81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. More track information can be found on the tracks official website race81speedway.com.

 

 

Two Events Remain on 2018 NCRA Sprint Car Season Schedule!

Park City, Kansas – September 21, 2018 - Just two events remain on the 2018 race season for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car season and four drivers are in the hunt for the division championship.

The sprint car touring regulars will take to the track on Saturday night, October 6, at 81 Speedway in Park City in an event that has been moved from the originally schedules Salina Speedway stop. Also on that night’s race card will be the series modified, crate late model and mod lite divisions.

One week later, on Saturday night, October 13, 29th consecutive season for the tour will come to a close at 81 Speedway where the championship and top ten in the final point standings will be solidified.

Coming into the final two events on the season, three-time and defending tour champion Jeremy Campbell of Wichita, Kansas holds a slim 15-point lead over J.D. Johnson; who is looking for his first-career series championship. Don Droud, Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska sits just 55-points out of the point lead and is looking to claim his second series championship and third for the Ochs Brothers.

Still having a shot at bringing the first series championship to the “Okie” state for the first time since 1995 when Larry Neighbors of Oklahoma accomplished this feat, Norman, Oklahoma’s Danny Jennings is just 140-points out of the point lead.

Jake Greider (-250), Jeff Stasa (-230), J.R. Topper (-330), Fred Mattox (-585), Kaden Taylor (-880) and Ray Seeman (-1245) round out the top ten in points.

Through the eleven events that have been completed, ninety different drivers from sixteen states have competed in at least one event. Drivers having reached victory lane include Campbell, Jennings and Jonathan Cornell (2), Johnson, Droud, Blake Hahn, Tim Crawley and Jake Bubak.

Both events will pay the series standard $2000 to win and $300 to start.

Gates at both 81 Speedway events will open at 5:00 PM with race action set for 7:00 PM. 81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. More track information can be found on the tracks official website race81speedway.com.

To learn more about all-things National Championship Racing Association, check out their official website www.racencra.com; their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series or call (316) 755-1781.

 

 

ROA FINISHES SECOND AT PERRIS – LEADS POINTS INTO ARIZONA!

(Cypress, CA, September 26, 2018) USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series point leader Brody Roa continued with his phenomenal season last Saturday night when he finished second in the main event at the Glenn Howard Memorial at Perris Auto Speedway. The finish was his 14th top five in 16 starts in the series this year.

Roa, who makes his home in Garden Grove, California with wife Tailor, came into the night fresh off his first ever “California Sprint Week” championship and had a 51-point lead in the season-long USAC/CRA standings. After a sixth-place finish at Calistoga Speedway on September 1st, he had five straight top-five finishes going into Saturday’s race.

Nineteen-cars were on hand Saturday for the race that honored Glenn Howard, a man who was a driver, owner, official and longtime racing businessman. Roa qualified fifth fastest in the field with a lap of 16.844. A second-place finish after starting fifth in his 10-lap heat race earned him the outside front row starting spot for the main event.

Roa, 27, slipped all the way back to third when the Kevin Winters’ green flag started the 30-lapper. Using the outside, he advanced to second on the back straightaway of the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. Four laps later, he stayed wide and swept into the lead coming off turn four.

Once out front, Roa continued to widen his advantage. By the time the race reached the 19-lap mark, he was a half straightaway in front of his closest pursuer. However, a car got upside down in turn four on that lap and the red flag halted the proceedings. Fortunately, the driver who flipped walked away from the crash, but the red flag took away the huge lead Roa had built up.

When the race restarted, Roa led one more lap before dropping back to second where he stayed for the duration. It was his fourth, second place finish in the series this year and his second runner-up showing at Perris.
“We have got to be better,” Roa told the crowd upon climbing out of the #91R after the race. “We did not need that red flag. I do not know where they were before that. We will take this, put it in the notebook and do a little better next time. We just need that little bit extra and we know how to do it. We have stumbled on some new things lately and have tried to make them work. I think we need to take a little step back and go back to what we were doing. I think we will do that when we go to Arizona and hopefully pick up a win or two there.”

The Arizona event Roa referred to is the annual “Hall of Fame Classic” this Friday and Saturday, September 28th and 29th, at Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley. Going into the race, he has a 45-point lead in the championship standings. Fans wanting to attend the Arizona races can find the track at 47800 N. Ironwood in San Tan Valley (85140). The track phone number is (480) 926-6688 and the website is http://www.arizonaspeedway.net/.

Brody Roa t-shirts and caps will be available in the pits Saturday night in Perris. They are also available from the team’s website at the following link http://www.brodyroa.com/. The cost is $20.00 plus shipping. You can see the shirt design below.

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For fans who would like to watch replays of all Roa’s USAC races can do so on LoudPedal Productions site: https://loudpedal.tv/

Roa is still looking for rides in the USAC National and West Coast Series’ when his USAC/CRA schedule (which is at the end of this release) permits. Car owners from those series interested in hiring Roa can call him at 714-932-7994.

The BR Performance team would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2018 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Coffman Racing Graphics, hotpaint4u.com. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s championship contending team, please call 714-932-7994.

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

Date Venue Event Finish
2-28 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main
3-1 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main
3-3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out
3-9 Canyon Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4TH A Main
3-10 Canyon Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out
4-7 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1ST A Main
4-14 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
4-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
4-28 Ventura Raceway Ventura Racing Association 1st A Main
5-5 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main
5-19 Thunderbowl Raceway UASC West Coast Sprint Cars 14th A Main
5-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main
6-8 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main
6-9 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars 5th A Main
6-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
6-23 SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway KT100 Karts 1st A Main
7-7 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main
7-20 Plymouth Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th A Main
7-22 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 9th A Main
7-21 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main
7-25 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars 7th B Main
7-26 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th A Main
7-27 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 9th B Main
7-28 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th B Main
8-4 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
8-18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main
9-1 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main
9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
9-3 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main
9-6 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
9-7 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main
9-8 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main
9-22 SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway KT100 Karts 1st A Main
9-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
9-28 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
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10-20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
11-2 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-8 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
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11-21 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars
11-22 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

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Courtney Doubles Up at Four Crown Nationals – Ready for Three-Race USAC Sprint Car Set this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 26, 2018) – Tyler Courtney continued his 2018 tear by picking off a pair of wins during Saturday night’s “Four Crown Nationals” at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway.

“Sunshine” ran his season win total to 13 after topping both the USAC National Midget and USAC National Sprint Car portion of the “Four Crown Nationals”.

Sitting just 17 points shy of the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car points lead, Courtney will try to move to the top spot with this weekend’s set of events that begins with the conclusion of the Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown on Thursday night before moving on to Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday and then Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday.

Pulling triple-duty at the “Four Crown Nationals” the USAC Midget feature was the first on the docket.

Courtney pulled off a complete sweep of the Midget portion, setting a quick time of 16.475 seconds aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing Driven2SaveLives/Indiana Donor Network No. 7bc entry and then winning his heat race before needing just ten laps to race into the lead from the sixth starting position to capture his second USAC Midget score of the year.

“Tim and everybody at Clauson-Marshall Racing gave me one heck of a car,” Courtney exclaimed in victory lane. “Anytime you get to win at Eldora, it’s special. To do it during 4-Crown is even cooler.”

Shifting to the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc USAC Sprint Car, Courtney made it two wins on the night by racing to his tenth series win of the year from the pole position. Courtney snared the lead on the third round and led the rest of the way in the 30-lapper.

After timing in sixth-quick aboard the Hans Lein No. 97 USAC Silver Crown entry on Friday night, Courtney tried to round out the Saturday USAC portion of the “Four Crown Nationals” with a repeat score in Silver Crown competition only to get overturned just eight laps into the 50-lap finale.

Courtney goes into Thursday’s weather-delayed Kokomo Smackdown finale atop the point charts after topping both preliminary events last month. Courtney will be the top seed in the “King of the Hill” pole shuffle. Friday will mark Courtney’s first start of the year at Gas City with Saturday marking his Lawrenceburg return after taking Indiana Sprintweek honors.

2018 Quick Stats:

Overall: 63 races, 13 wins, 37 top-fives, 47 top-tens.

Sprint Cars: 37 races, 11 wins, 27 top-fives, 34 top-tens.

Midgets: 20 races, 2 win, 8 top-fives, 11 top-tens.

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

Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars at Kokomo Speedway on Thursday, Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday and Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday.

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

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

 

 

Bacon Bags Four Four-Crown Top Tens – USAC Sprint Car Triple this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (September 26, 2018) – One racer took in all four legs of Saturday’s 37th Annual “Four Crown Nationals” at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway.

And that racer posted top-ten finishes in all four divisions over the course of the night.

Broken Arrow, OK, native Brady Bacon put together of his best finish of the evening aboard the Brady Bacon Racing No. 99 winged 410-ci Sprint Car with a seventh-place run in All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

Bacon drove his non-wing USAC National Sprint Car No. 99 entry to a tenth-place finish while also piloting the Klatt Enterprises No. 6 USAC Silver Crown mount to eighth and the FMR No. 76m Midget to tenth.

The focus is back on the USAC National Sprint Car scene this weekend with a trio of events beginning with the conclusion of the Kokomo Smackdown on Thursday before moving on to Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday and then the Lawrenceburg Speedway’s “Fall Nationals” on Saturday night.

Bacon began Saturday’s winged All Star Circuit of Champions portion of the “Four Crown Nationals” with a heat race win and then a third-place Dash finish to earn the fifth starting position for the feature. From there, he went on to post his best finish of the night in seventh.

Jumping into the FMR No. 76m USAC Midget, Bacon timed in third-quick on the night and crossed the stripe tenth after starting the feature in fourth.

Back to the traditional variety of Sprint Car action in the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car portion of the event, Bacon timed in ninth and then raced to second consecutive tenth-place finish of the night after starting ninth.

Bacon’s “Four Crown Nationals” was rounded out in the Klatt Enterprise No. 6 USAC Silver Crown mount. After timing in fourth-quick to earn a second row starting position, Bacon finished out the 50-lapper in eighth.

Locked into Thursday’s Kokomo Smackdown “King of the Hill” pole shuffle, Bacon enters this weekend’s USAC National Sprint Car triple ranked fourth in points with four series triumphs among his nine overall wins on the season.

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

2018 Quick Stats: 83 races, 9 wins, 38 top-fives, 51 top-tens.

Up Next: Amsoil USAC National Sprint Cars at Kokomo Speedway on Thursday, Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday and Lawrenceburg Speedway on 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.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Jordyn Charging into New Season

It’s full speed ahead for Jordyn Charge’s 2018-19 season, with the 410 Sprintcar racer focused on chasing consistency as he commences what will be his fourth season with the class.

Planning to contest approximately 20 race meetings throughout the season, which will include participating in as many Eureka Garages & Sheds Series rounds as possible, along with multiple blue-ribbon events such as the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway and selected 360 Sprintcar outings, the 18-year-old is striving for improvement after what was a mixed 2017-18 season.

Having placed just outside of the top 10 in last season’s overall Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point standings in 12th, the Vic # 60 Western Nissan - Caroline Springs supported Maxim pilot knows that in order to finish top 10 or higher in this season’s standings he will need to be able to consistently deliver top-10 feature race finishes in each of his contested rounds, which is a fact he plans on achieving.

“It’s going to be important for us to improve our consistency throughout the whole night to qualify better in order to regularly crack the top-10 finishes in feature races,” commented the Melton, Vic-based resident, who will have the support at the track of long-time mentor Matthew Reed throughout the season.

“Our team endured an up-and-down run last season despite showing good speed at various race meetings, but we’re confident in our ability to enjoy a strong 2018-19 season, continuing to learn more as we attempt to move further up the field on a regular basis.”

The 2018-19 season for Charge will get underway in NSW this Saturday night at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway with the opening Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round, which will be run in conjunction with the Lord Mayor’s Gold Cup. This will be the first time Charge has raced at Valvoline Raceway since making his debut at the track three seasons ago at the age of 16.

In addition to his 410 Sprintcar schedule, Charge’s selected 360 Sprintcar shows will include the Victorian Title, which Charge will be hoping to reclaim after his victory in the 2016-17 season running of the event.

Having parted ways with former sponsor Robin Dawkins from Kart Magic / Tamar Cars for the 2018-19 season, Charge would like to thank him for his contribution to the team and for his support.

Charge would like to thank his 2018-19 season sponsors: Western Nissan - Caroline Springs, Mr Electric, Wil’s Auto Melton, Sunbury Powder Coating, Velocita Premium Motorsports Apparel, Feedrite, 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.

 

 

Bellm Shows Speed at Hockett/McMillin Memorial – No Luck to Match

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (September 26, 2018) – Kyle Bellm and the Nixa, Missouri-based No. 14k Sprint Car team certainly made their presence known at last weekend’s $10,000-to-win Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour “Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial” at Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway.

But, after a top-five run in the Thursday night opener, a broken wheel center on Saturday night ultimately derailed the Greenworks Nursery/Landscapes Awarded team’s hopes for a finish near the front.

“We were fast all weekend, we just didn’t have a whole lot of luck,” Bellm summed up.

Bellm kicked off the three-race set by working forward in the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care machine from fourth to second in Thursday night heat race action and then from fourth to win his qualifying race.

Gridding the feature field in fifth, Bellm ultimately drove the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry to a fifth-place finish to start the weekend out on a strong note.

“We went from fifth to second right away, but there was some patchy rubber from the get-go,” Bellm said of the Thursday night feature. “I knew it would lock down and I probably got a little too timid too soon and got passed by a couple of cars.”

Friday proved more of a struggle with the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions/Schaeffers Racing Oil entry finishing out the night fifth in “B” Main action.

“We just plain missed it on Friday,” Bellm says. “I ramped it off a rear bumper at the start of the heat that put us back to fifth from third. Then we went fifth to second in the ‘B’ and I went to the top when I shouldn’t have and got passed.”

Gridding Saturday’s first last chance qualifier from the front row outside, Bellm was well on the way to securing the ninth starting position for the feature until a wheel center broke as he led the way to the white flag.

It was a broken wheel center that cost the team a potentially strong finish on the night.

“We easily had a top-ten car, it just wasn’t meant to be,” Bellm concludes.

Tentative plans call for Bellm and crew to be back in action with the ASCS Warrior Region on Friday night, October 5, at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway.

2018 Quick Stats: 30 races, 3 wins, 13 top-fives, 18 top-tens.

Up Next: Tentatively at Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO) on Friday, October 5.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

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

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

 

 

Carney in the Mix Throughout at Hockett/McMillin Memorial – STN up Next

Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (September 26, 2018) – With a field of nearly 60 cars assembled for last weekend’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour “Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial” at Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway, John Carney II found himself in the mix over the course of all three nights before settling for a finish of 13th in the Saturday night finale.

“It was really good overall,” Carney said of the weekend aboard the John Carney Racing No. J2 Sprint Car. “We made the show all three nights and had a competitive car.”

Carney will be back in action next weekend at I-30 Speedway’s 31st Annual Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, AR, on Friday and Saturday, October 5-6.

Carney opened last weekend’s three-race set at Lucas Oil Speedway by posting a runner-up finish in Thursday night heat race action and then a fifth-place qualifying race run to earn the 14th starting position for the feature.

“With the heat race and qualifying race format, every position can make quite a difference,” Carney explains.

Track conditions led Carney to the decision to make an early exit from the Thursday night feature.

“The track was taking some rubber at the end of the non-wing race and we were just single file,” Carney commented. “I didn’t feel like I was going to be able to advance any the way the track was, so after about six laps or so I decided to pull off instead of grinding off four tires.”

Carney opened Friday’s action with a heat race win and then a fourth-place qualifying race finish to earn the seventh starting position for the feature. An infield tire brought an early end to a potential top-five feature run.

“We had a really good car for the feature, I passed a few cars and some got reverted by cautions,” Carney recalls. “Then I clipped an infield tire and broke a radius rod. Just looking at the guys that we were racing with and how it played out, I think we had a top-five car easy enough.”

While the broken radius rod prevented a probable lock-in to the Saturday finale, Carney still made his way into the ninth starting position by racing to victory in his last chance qualifier. From there, Carney went on to finish out the weekend in 13th.

“The track was actually hammer down on the top and the bottom,” Carney explains. “The car was just a little snug. Still, it was a strong weekend overall.”

Carney looks to Little Rock and the $10,000 Short Track Nationals winner’s share next weekend.

Next Up: 31st Annual Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, AR, on Friday and Saturday, October 5-6.

Keep Track: Keep track of John Carney II’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.johncarneyracing.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarneyRacing/.

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

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.

 

 

Reutzel One Step Closer to All Star Title after Four Crown Triumph!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (September 26, 2018) – Last Saturday’s Four Crown Nationals at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway proved to be a pivotal points night in the All Star Circuit of Champions title chase for Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team.

Reutzel raced to his ninth series win of the year aboard the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X in the 27-lapper to virtually clinch the series driver points championship.

“The whole race played out perfectly for us,” Reutzel said of his 11th overall win of the season.

With the triumph and just the October 6 tilt at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway remaining on the All Star Circuit of Champions slate, Reutzel simply needs to finish 16th or better to secure the overall team title for the year.

Reutzel kicked off the All Star portion of Saturday’s Four Crown Nationals by timing in second quick and then transferring through heat race action to land a Dash starting berth. From there, he finished fourth to earn the eighth starting position in the feature.

“I didn’t get a good jump at the start of the Dash, but I could tell that we had some good speed,” Reutzel said of Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry.

That speed carried over to the feature event with Reutzel needing just a dozen laps to work his way into the lead before checking out on the field to post the victory.

“We got to fourth right away,” Reutzel recalls. “Our car was so good in the middle that I could pick off a car on every restart. There were a lot of cautions early and I picked up a spot on each restart, the race played out just right all the way.”

Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team opened the weekend with a Friday night World of Outlaws card that preceded the Four Crown Nationals aboard Josh Baughman’s No. 17 entry.

“We were saving our stuff for the All Star points race,” Reutzel explains.

Reutzel raced his way into the feature before making an early exit.

“We tried some stuff that has been working well and some other stuff that we’ve been wanting to try,” Reutzel says. “It was absolutely horrible. We clipped someone and I wasn’t sure what might have been bent, so we just pulled in to play it safe.”

On the cusp of the All Star Circuit of Champions title, Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 team will take this weekend off to fully prepare for the October 6 finale at Kokomo Speedway before finishing out the season with another eight nights of World of Outlaws competition as well as California’s Trophy Cup.

2018 Quick Stats: 68 races, 11 wins, 27 top-fives, 39 top-tens.

Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions season finale at Kokomo (IN) Speedway on Saturday, October 6.

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.

 

 

White Improves Result Each Night During Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 26, 2018) - The pill draw was not favorable to Harli White last weekend during the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

White pulled a high pill to start near the rear of her heat race during both preliminary nights of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event at Lucas Oil Speedway, where more than 50 drivers competed.

"Going into the weekend we knew the pill draw was important and it just didn't work in our favor," she said. "Starting in the back really hurt us. We passed some cars, just not near enough cars. We were good, but we weren't fast enough on Thursday and Friday."

White advanced from eighth to fifth place in a heat race on Thursday. She then placed seventh in a qualifier and sixth in a B Main.

She then maneuvered from eighth to sixth place in a heat on Friday before finishing ninth in a qualifier. The night ended with a run from sixth to third place in a B Main to come up just one spot shy of transferring into the A Main.

"We changed some things in the B Main on Friday and our car came to life," she said. "We stayed on that same deal going into Saturday. I just didn't feel right on Thursday and Friday. Once we got the car handling how I liked I was able to drive it harder and feel more comfortable. Saturday felt like a whole new car and it was working in my favor."

White rallied from sixth to third place in a last chance qualifier before she won a B Main to transfer into the back of the main event. She gained a couple of positions to finish 17th in the feature.

"Overall the weekend went smooth," she said. "We went forward and didn't tear anything up so it was a positive."

White will likely take this weekend off before returning to action on Oct. 5-6 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 20 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (8); Qualifier: 7 (7); B Main: 6 (3).

Sept. 21 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 6 (8); Qualifier: 9 (9); B Main: 3 (6).

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Last Chance Qualifier: 3 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 17 (19).

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 18 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 5-6 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 31st annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Nattress Construction

"Shelly, Blair and their daughters are a great family," White said. "It's always awesome to hang out with the Nattress Family and get to know them better. We really appreciate everything they do."

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

 

 

Dover Earns Top 10 During Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 26, 2018) - Jack Dover highlighted the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with a top-10 finish last Friday at Lucas Oil Speedway, where he drove a sprint car owned by Chris Bowers during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event.

Dover won a race each night, beginning on Thursday with a heat race triumph. However, an eighth-place finish in a qualifier relegated him to a B Main. He advanced from fourth to second place to transfer into the back of the main event, but the fuel cap broke during the first few laps of the race and Dover exited the race early with a 21st-place finish.

His best night came on Friday when Dover advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race and he won a qualifier after starting second. That ranked Dover fourth out of more than 50 competitors and lined him up on the outside of the second row for the A Main.

"We were pretty good in the heat and qualifier, but we missed the setup and just didn't have the car tight enough in the feature," he said. "We tried to hold on to what we could."

Dover salvaged a 10th-place result, which was his 30 th top 10 of the season.

The event concluded on Saturday with Dover winning a last chance qualifier to lock into the main event.

"About four laps in I went into turns three and four," he said. "I entered the corner wrong, hit the cushion and just about flipped it. Trying to save it I fell back to last and we worked our way back to 14th.

"We didn't get our top 10s like we wanted. We missed the setup most of the time. We didn't keep up with the track as we should have. We were still happy and had a fun weekend though. With 50-some cars there we were always in the feature so that's an accomplishment."

Dover will do double duty this Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., during the Midwest Fall Brawl. He will drive for Bowers during the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints portion of the program and will pilot his car in the 305ci winged sprint car division.

"We've had a lot of success at I-80 Speedway," Dover said. "I'm looking for a couple of wins. We haven't won at I-80 this year so we need to get it done on Saturday."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 20 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 8 (3); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 21 (21).

Sept. 21 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (4); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 10 (4).

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Last Chance Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 14 (11).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 12 wins, 24 top fives, 30 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., for the Midwest Fall Brawl

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Backlund Plumbing

Backlund Plumbing started in Omaha, Neb., in 1932, and over the years has grown to be one of the largest and most respected plumbing companies in Nebraska. The business has a full staff of professional licensed plumbers and customer service representatives as well as a fleet of fully equipped residential and commercial plumbing trucks and a 10,000 square foot warehouse. The one thing that has stayed consistent is customer satisfaction. Backlund is known for honesty, quality and reliability, and is one of the few companies that still stands behind its work with a full "customer satisfaction guarantee." For more information, visit http://www.BacklundPlumbing.com .

"Chris Roseland with Backlund Plumbing has been a great friend of mine for the last few years," Dover said. "He's always there for me and puts me in his race car several times each season. We really appreciate his support and friendship."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Hagar Hustles for Two Top 10s During Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 26, 2018) - Derek Hagar extended his streak of recording at least one top-10 finish during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial to seven straight seasons after posting a pair of top 10s last weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway.

"It feels good," he said. "We seem to shine when we go to Lucas Oil Speedway. It's a special race. Me and Jesse were teammates in the silver crown car the year he passed away. It was cool to be a teammate with Jesse and now to go out there and be competitive as we have the last few years is special. There's something about that track and that event."

Hagar opened the eighth edition of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event on Thursday by rallying from seventh to fourth place in a heat race. He placed second in a heat race to lock into the 11th starting position for the A Main.

"The track was rubbered up so there wasn't much passing," he said. "We were able to drive up to seventh so that was a good outing."

Friday's action didn't start as strong for Hagar, who lined up seventh in a heat race again, but was only able to gain two positions. He then finished where he started - seventh - in a qualifier, which relegated him to a B Main. A runner-up result in the consolation race garnered a transfer into the back of the main event.

"We got behind the eight ball on Friday, but we drove our way up to seventh in the feature," he said. "The track rubbered up up top and I got passed by a car before I could get up there."

Hagar hustled from 20th to an eighth-place finish, which earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars. The two top 10s ranked Hagar seventh in event points out of more than 50 competitors. That locked him into the seventh starting position for Saturday's main event.

"We locked ourselves into the show, but we just misread the race track," he said. "I was way too tight and I couldn't get through the corner with the speed that I needed like the other guys. We hung on for a little while. As the race went on and the track got better the worse my car got."

Hagar held on for a 12th-place finish.

"I wish we had a better night Saturday, but it was a great weekend overall," he said.

Hagar will return to action this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 20 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (7); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 7 (11).

Sept. 21 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (7); Qualifier: 7 (7); B Main: 2 (5); Feature: 8 (20).

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Feature: 12 (7).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 6 wins, 21 top fives, 24 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com .

"They've been in the family since J&J Auto Racing started building cars," Hagar said. "My stepdad's dad owned race cars back in the Riverside days. They are good, safe, dependable race cars and great people to deal with."

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

 

 

Bogucki Makes Setup Changes and Earns Runner-Up Result at Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 26, 2018) - Scott Bogucki had been struggling somewhat the past few races and he knew something was not right with the setup of his SawBlade.com backed sprint car.

Bogucki talked with his crew and went back over all of his notes and it led to changes that resulted in instant success last weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway, where he capped the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with a runner-up result on Saturday.

"We finally found some things with our shocks and to be honest it was my fault," he said. "We talked over what we were doing and were able to figure out what was wrong and the car was a rocket ship."

The three-day Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event began on Thursday when Bogucki won his heat race and qualifier. He rolled off fourth in the feature.

"We were just a ton better all night," he said. "We finished third in the feature, which put us in a great position for the Saturday finale."

Bogucki finished fourth in both his heat race and qualifier on Friday and he picked up a B Main win to transfer into the main event.

"We blew up the motor coming to the checkers," he said. "Thanks to a lot of help from my guys and other crew guys we were able to get the engine changed for the feature, but we didn't have time to make setup changes. We had to start the A Main so that we were in the top eight and locked into Saturday's main."

A 19th-place result placed Bogucki sixth in overall points following the two preliminary nights. He started Saturday's championship feature from the sixth spot.

"I worked my way up steadily, but by the time I got to second Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) was gone," he said. "But after how we've run the past month and the turn-around this past weekend, I'm very excited for the final four ASCS races."

Bogucki, who is the leading candidate for Rookie of the Year Award, remains eighth in the ASCS National Tour championship standings. The next races are Oct. 19-20 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

"I'll race this weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway (in Chico, Calif.) and then head back to Iowa to get everything ready for the final ASCS races," he said. "The next couple of months will be hectic getting things organized and ready for next year because I lose two months when I head back to Australia.

"I'm really excited to get back to Devil's Bowl though. We got our only ASCS win there (on June 12) and were really good all night. We didn't have to change anything and I kind of got a hold on how to run that unique track."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 20 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 1 (4); Feature: 3 (4).

Sept. 21 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (7); Qualifier: 4 (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 19 (22).

Sept. 22 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Feature: 2 (6).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 19 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif.

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.

"I'm confident we will finish up the season strong and I hope we can work with SawBlade again next year and get more wins," Bogucki said.

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Jetco Electrical, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Lone Star Metal Werx, Momentum Suspension and Findley and Sons for their continued support.

 

 

Cody Tankersley Climbing Into Old School Racing Owned Sprint Car for ASCS Gulf South Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Sept. 26, 2018) - Cody Tankersley is excited to make his fifth career start in a winged sprint car this Saturday during the ASCS Gulf South Region season finale.

Tankersley will join his older brother, Channin, in a second entry for Old School Racing during the event at Battleground Speedway.

"My goal is to learn the most I can in order to get more experience going to Short Track Nationals," Cody Tankersley said. "We're planning on racing it next month."

The younger Tankersley has improved each time he has climbed into a sprint car. He made his debut in September 2015 during a doubleheader at Battleground Speedway, finishing in the B Main on the opening night before making the feature the following race.

It then took a couple of years before Tankersley strapped back into a sprint car, which occurred earlier this month at South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas. Tankersley earned his first career top 10 with a ninth-place run on the opening night before posting a career-best eighth-place finish the next night.

"The first night was iffy, but the second night was better," he said. "I was more comfortable and did better learning the car in general."

While Tankersley doesn't have extensive experience in a sprint car, he is used to racing on dirt. Tankersley has raced several different types of cars and is currently competing in the factory stock division. He has four feature wins this year.

"Driving a sprint car is a big time different animal," he said. "It's a different driving style. You drive them with the throttle instead of the other way around.

"I'd like to pursue it if the opportunity is there. Right now I'm cherishing every opportunity I get to drive one."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children provides specialized care to children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate regardless of the families ability to pay. For more information, visit https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc .

"Our car owner Bruce Griffith is a long-time supporter of Shriners Hospitals for Children, which does amazing things for children in need," Tankersley said.

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Intra Services, Challenger Drilling, Blackfoot Electric, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

$2,500 up for grabs for the All Stars ‘King of the River’

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series travel along the Murray River region 8 times this season and are pleased to announce that the ‘King of the River’ mini-series is back for the 2018-19 season. “We are excited to welcome West Coast Concreting on board as the major sponsor for this. It will be for our first 5 round of the Series which are all located along the Murray River. The winner will pick up $2500 and will be crowned at Timmis Speedway at the end of our January 5th show. West Coast Concreting is a new sponsor for us and we can’t thank them enough for their support allowing us to pay out this fantastic prize. We started the King of the River mini-series a couple of years ago as a bit of fun and it has been growing in popularity each year. This is also another incentive for our teams to run our first 5 shows.” says Mandy Searle

West Coast Concreting is Geelong based company servicing all concrete related jobs both big and small. With many years of experience their professional work is highly sought after. They do Domestic, Commercial & Industrial concrete services in Geelong and surrounding areas including driveways, paths & slabs & polished concrete. If you are looking for skilled job at the right price then call them. Phone 0488 015 126 or get a free quote on line at www.westcoastconcreting.com.au/online

The tracks involved are Timmis Speedway, Mildura - RD 1, Murray Bridge Speedway, SA - RD2, Heartland Raceway, Moama, N.S.W – RD 3, Sunline Speedway, Waikerie, SA - RD4 and concluding at Timmis Speedway, Mildura - RD5. Points are based on the A Main series points only with double points for the final round. To be eligible for this the driver must compete at all 5 shows.

 

 

NO RACING AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY!

(Perris, CA, September 25, 2018) There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, September 29th. Regular racing will return on Saturday, October 20th, when the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will get their final tuneup for November’s 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction.

While regular racing will not return until October 20th, the track will be busy with several motorsports events during the 105th Annual Southern California Fair. On opening day of the fair on October 6th, Nitro Circus will be performing at the track at 7:00 P.M. On Sunday, the 7th at 1:30 and 6:00 P.M., and Monday, the 8th at 7:00 P.M., Monster Trucks will take over the famous Riverside County speed plant. On both Friday the 12th and Saturday the13th, Dirt Champs Grand Prix Off Road Speedway Road Racing will take place at 1:00 and 6:00 P.M. Finally, Night of Destruction Democross Racing will be held at 1:30 and 6:00 P.M. on closing day of the fair, Sunday, October 14th.

For full information on the Southern California including advance tickets, please use the following link https://www.socalfair.com/

Advance tickets for all PAS events, including the November 8th, 9th and 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction, are available 24 hours a day online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not want to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.


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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Wednesday's With Wayne: Strong Weekend At Wheatland

Bryan Hulbert - WHEATLAND, Mo. (September 26, 2018) Rolling out of the 8th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial with a trio of top-five finishes, including the season's fifth victory in Thursday's prelim A-Feature, Wayne Johnson and the Oil Medics No. 2c team had a lot to smile about this past weekend.
"It was a great weekend. Overall, I felt really good, but honestly, we came out to good to early. We just kept wrenching on the car and should have just left it alone," stated Wayne.
Leading start to finish on Thursday night, Wayne followed that with a fifth-place finish on Friday, followed by a podium run on Saturday.

"The car was really good on Thursday, then Friday we were free, then Saturday we went too far the other way and we were tight, but all in all, it was a good weekend. With the format, we were able to move around and get to the front in the Heats and Qualifiers, and that made all the difference."
Looking to this coming weekend, Wayne will be at Lawton Speedway, but it will be as a car owner as former Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour contender, Jordan Weaver, will be behind the wheel of a RaceSaver Sprint Car. One of two cars for rent this weekend, the other car is still available. Anyone interested can contact Wayne at (405) 306-5426.
"You know, I've got a couple of these cars for people to rent out when we're not on the road, and it's different from what I'm used to. I've always been the driver, so getting see the car as the owner and crew chief, it's been a fun experience. Even my crew guy, Conner "Slippy" Nelson, went out and tested one of the cars a couple weeks ago."
Wayne is also raffling off a chance to race at the Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals with the RaceSaver Sprint Cars on Saturday, October 20. From Wayne's Facebook page:
Race a 305cid Sprint Car at Devils Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Saturday, October 20. Enter by calling Wayne Johnson at (405) 306-5426.
* Purchase a spot for a chance to drive for $100 (only 35 spots available).
* If you race the car and do not tear up anything you'll make $500.
* We will draw the winning number at 11AM Saturday, 10/13 on Facebook live.
* Winner must have their own safety equipment to race.
* If all spots are not filled, money will be refunded.
For continued updates on Wayne Johnson and TwoC Racing, you can follow them on Facebook (http://bit.ly/2o5zneX and http://bit.ly/2BsrIja) and Twitter (@wjr77x).
Season To Date:
Races: 59; Wins: 5; Top-5: 27; Top-10: 38; Top-20: 50;
Up Next:
COMP Cams Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway on October 5 and 6.
Follow Wayne Johnson and TwoC Racing
Facebook (Wayne): http://bit.ly/2o5zneX
Facebook (TwoC Racing): http://bit.ly/2BsrIja
Twitter (Wayne): @wjr77x
Twitter (TwoC Racing): @TwoCRacing
Online: https://www.myracepass.com/profile/?r=15868&rt=driver
Sponsors:
Wayne would like to give special thanks to his sponsors who have helped keep him behind the wheel and on the road: Todd Carlile, Outlaw Wings, The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powder Coating, DHR Suspension, Chalk Stix, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, ButlerBuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Hahn Grabs Pair Of Top-Tens During Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Bryan Hulbert - WHEATLAND, Mo. (September 26, 2018) Blake Hahn went into the 8th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial with a full head of steam, but a broken wheel center rolling into the third turn during Hahn's opening Heat Race quickly set the team back.
"I just sat in the car in disbelief, but all we could do is thrash to get the car back together. I was just fortunate we didn't hit the wall any harder than we did. We just had to come back as best we could, and I feel like we did that for the most part on Friday and Saturday," commented Hahn, who followed his Thursday misfortune with a pair of ninth-place finishes.

Coming up one spot shy of moving on in the B-Feature, Hahn took a provisional into Thursday's program where he pulled off early for a 24th place finish. Returning Friday, Hahn earned the eighth starting spot in the A-Feature. Moving into the top-five early on, the right rear sealed over half-way through the race relegating Hahn to a ninth-place finish.
"We just messed up and didn't sipe the tire enough, but the car was fantastic otherwise."
Ending up third in a Last Chance Qualifier on Saturday, Hahn slipped back on the start and again found himself having to fight his way through a B-Feature with the team forced to use a provisional once again. Gridding the field 23rd, Blake tore through the running order for a ninth-place finish.
"If a few small things had gone our way, we would have been in contention. We drove away from Sam when he was coming up to lap us, so I know we had a car capable of winning. I think that's the most frustrating part of the whole weekend, but before we go on another track, we're going through ever wheel and swapping them out."
Taking the weekend off from the ASCS car, Blake will take on Champ Sprints at Creek County Speedway for car owner, Jerry McGehee. After that, it's the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway on October 5 and 6.
The 2018 season is Blake Hahn's 16th 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 2018 lineup, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2018 Season to Date:
Events: 62; Wins -1; Top 5 - 28; Top 10 - 46; Top 15 -54; Top 20 -55;
Coming Up:
September 29 at Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, Okla.) in Champ Sprints
Blake Hahn Racing Online Store:
You can now purchase your Blake Hahn Racing apparel online at http://www.blakehahnracing.com/shopping/
How To Stalk Blake Hahn Online:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Blake-Hahn-Racing-139549836107030/?fref=ts
Website: http://www.blakehahnracing.com
Instagram: BHAHN52
The Sponsors:
Lucas Oil Products, Griffith Truck and Equipment, CSR Garage, Velocita, Parker Lee Project, Speedway Vending, Semi Crazy Truck Wash, JR1, Wesmar, 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.

 

 

Herrera Roars Back Into Victory Lane During Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Bryan Hulbert - WHEATLAND, Mo. (September 26, 2018) A season of work and setbacks finally paid off for Johnny Herrera and his Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 45x, as the wily veteran snapped an 80-race winless streak at Lucas Oil Speedway; winning the Friday preliminary A-Feature during the 8th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial.
"We needed that. I knew I hadn't forgotten how to drive a Sprint Car, we just needed to keep working at it and we finally got the balance back in the car that we'd been missing," commented Herrera, whose last win came on October 14, 2016, at the Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Starting the weekend with a charging run from 19th to tenth on Thursday night, Herrera was very happy with his Morton Excavating sponsored machine considering the track had taken rubber.
"I feel like we could have been even better. If the track hadn't laid rubber, we definitely could have gotten more, but we just took that and built on it for Friday."
Gridding the field third on Friday, Herrera initially dropped back on the start before jumping top-side and working back to the front. The fourth different leader of the 25-lap affair, Herrera took the lead on Lap 19 from Colorado's Jake Bubak.
"The car was just getting better and better. At one point, I got a little tight, so I just rolled the wing forward a little bit and it took off so the car was just about perfect. With the format and the way we drew, it just worked out. I think Thursday we drew 54 and Friday we drew 53, and just past a few more cars early to set us up in the feature."
Locking into Saturday's A-Feature, Johnny ended his weekend with an eighth-place finish.
"We were good, just missed it a little bit. I had the car where we had it on Friday night thinking the track was going to go away, and it didn't so, just too tight, but overall, we had a good weekend. I owe a big thank you to everyone who supports this team. It's been a long year, so this win was for them."
Taking the weekend, Herrera will return to competition at the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on October 5 and 6.
The 2018 season marks the 34th 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 to http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com.
2018 Season To Date:
Races: 41; Wins: 1; Top 5's: 9; Top 10's: 24; Top 15's: 33; Top 20's: 40
Coming Up:
October 5 and 6 at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark.) for the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals
Johnny Herrera Racing Online:
Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2
Apparel:
Online soon at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping and in the Pits at the team's trailer.
Sponsor Highlight: Champion Brands:
Champion Brands understands the complexities of doing business in today's market and is always looking for new and better ways to make your company more efficient and increase your bottom line. Quality products are more than a commitment at Champion; our high standards define the way we do business.
Johnny Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, 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.

 

 

Hafertepe Scores Win No. 12 In 2018 With Hockett/McMillin Triumph

Bryan Hulbert - WHEATLAND, Mo. (September 26, 2018) A successful season for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. finally got a little sweeter this past weekend, as the Hills Racing Team No. 15h landed the season's first $10,000 score with Sam's second Hockett/McMillin Memorial victory in as many years.
"It felt good to win like we did. I feel like all year we've had the speed to do what we did but never actually have got it done. For whatever reason, whatever was holding us back, we've had the cars to do it, and everything finally came together on Saturday night," stated Hafertepe.
Rolling through Thursday's opener with a runner-up finish, Hafertepe followed that up with a sixth-place run on Friday night. Through the event's combined point structure, Sam gridded Saturday's $10,000 to win A-Feature outside the front row. Bringing his 2018-win total to 12, Hafertepe dominated the 30-lap championship event.
"The first two nights we were kind of searching around and come Saturday night we had the car where we wanted it to be for the first time all weekend. It's a special race, and every year it just gets bigger. The names behind it, the fans, and the teams that show up it just makes it even more special to win a race like the Hockett/McMillin."
Looking ahead the Heidbreder Foundation No. 15h team will be off this coming weekend as the crew gets ready for the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. on October 5 and 6.
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).
2018 Season to Date:
Events: 59; Wins -12 ; Top 5 - 30; Top 10 - 37; Top 15 -42; Top 20 -48;
Coming Up:
October 5 and 6 at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark.) for the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. T-Shirts:
http://www.kevinquirkracewear.com/buy-driver-tees.htm
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.

 

 

This Friday’s ‘James Dean Classic’ At Gas City I-69 Speedway To Commemorate Dean’s Love of Speed And Passion for Racing

By Jerry Gappens

Promoter, Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 25 — Growing up in the small town of Fairmount, Ind., just a few miles from what was to become Gas City I-69 Speedway, the late actor James Dean had a fascination for things that went fast.

Whether it was pedaling his tricycle or his first bicycle as hard as they would go, Dean liked speed. In fact, for his 13th birthday, his uncle, Marcus Winslow, purchased a Whizzer bike motor kit to increase the performance of his two-wheel transportation from pedal power to motor driven. After some “white-knuckle rides” on the bike, Winslow decided his nephew needed the improved handling capabilities of a real motorcycle, and bought him a CZ 125. The “need for speed” was in his veins.

“Speed was his thing. He loved speed,” Mildred Carter told author Lee Raskin in his book, “James Dean: At Speed.” Carter’s family owned a motorcycle shop down the road from where Dean grew up, and where he was a frequent visitor.

Dean’s love of speed would eventually develop into a passion for motorsports.

“I don’t think he would have ever given up acting as a career, but Jimmy loved racing,” Dean’s cousin, Marcus Winslow Jr., said earlier this week from Winslow’s Fairmount family farm, where Dean lived for several years as a teenager. “He was very competitive by nature, and he loved the sensation of speed.”

The iconic actor had talent for motorsports as well, winning a novice race in Palm Springs, Calif. driving his No. 23F 1954 Porsche Speedster. He had only owned the car for two weeks and surprised everyone in the paddock with his impressive performance. The next day he moved up to a main event for production cars with engines under 1,500cc displacement and finished second, beating several veterans.

Not to be compared to the late, great Dale Earnhardt, but Dean shared something in common. He liked the No. 3.

“Jimmy liked numbers with 3 in them,” said Winslow. “He wore No. 3 on his basketball uniform in high school and it carried on with his race car numbers. A lot of times the No. 3 was assigned to other drivers, so when he could Jimmy would pick out a number that included a 3. Sometimes it was No. 23 or 33.”

In September 1955 Dean had just traded his Porsche Speedster (and $3,800 cash) for a new Porsche Spyder 550. He decided to enter a sports car race meet in Salinas, Calif., the following weekend. In preparation for the race, Dean had customizer Dean Jeffries personalize the Spyder with a special name — “Little Bastard.” According to Raskin, it was either the name that was given to Dean by Hollywood’s Jack Warner or it was a personal joke shared with friend Bill Hickman. Dean also asked Jeffries to paint a temporary No. 130 on the front hood, rear deck lid and both doors in a flat black, washable paint, using a distinctive font that was similar to brushstroke and fitting the shape of the Spyder.

“He wanted another number, but it wasn’t available,” recalled Winslow. “So he went with No. 130 for that race.”

Dean decided to drive his No. 130 to Salinas for the race meet instead of trailering it. He wanted more seat time and to try out the high-performance machine on the open road.

On Sept. 30 (there’s that No. 3), 1955, Dean lost his life in a tragic accident at the junction of California Highways 466 and 41. At the age of 24, the charismatic actor and amateur race car driver was gone.

Gas City I-69 Speedway will commemorate Dean’s motorsports passion Friday night with the inaugural “James Dean Classic” featuring the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series and four other divisions of race cars. The event is part of the annual James Dean Festival weekend that celebrates the Indiana actor’s life.

Speedway officials are utilizing a 1950s theme for the evening, offering prizes for the best 1950s attire and $50 and the right to present the trophy in victory lane to the best James Dean “lookalike” in attendance.

Tickets for the “James Dean Classic” are available at the speedway ticket office and at the gate. Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m. Adult general admission is $25. Children 12 and under are admitted free. The speedway also offers free parking and camping for fans.

For details, please see the track’s Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

 

 

Sprint Invaders
 

(Bill W) The much anticipated Sprint Invaders two-night Fall Haul this Friday and Saturday night, September 28 and 29, was already a high purse event after the announcement of the show almost a year ago by 34 Raceway owners, Brad Stevens and Jessi Mynatt. After announcing Friday’s event at the track near West Burlington, Iowa, would pay $2,000 to win and Saturday’s finale would pay $3,400 and $340 start, racers were lining up!

Now the winners take could exceed $5,000, thanks to lap sponsors and other contributors! Each of the 34 laps on Saturday night will pay $50 to lead, $30 for second and $20 for third! Each of the 34 lap sponsors below has pledged $100 towards the cause!

In addition, Roberts Tire and Fenton Pawn Shop have pledged $350 to the hard-charger. Shottenkirk is chipping in $250 for a driver’s best average finish between Friday and Saturday. Lucky drivers finishing seventh both nights will receive bonuses as part of the “In Memory of Todd Taeger” Spots. An additional $1,000 has also been added to Saturday’s total purse compliments of Engler Machine, US Bank, Andy Huston Racing and Roederer’s Pit Stop.

PositivelyRacing.com, Don Young, Sperry Speedway/GIP's Speed Shop and Larry Buchholz are providing bonuses for non-qualifiers both nights as well.

Nightly feature “base” Purses before bonuses are as follows…

Friday night feature: 1. $2,000 2. $1,000 3. $900 4. $800 5. $700 6. $600 7. $500 8. $475 9. $450 10. $440 11. $430 12. $420 13. $410 14. $400 15. $390 16. $380 17. $370 18. $360 19. $350 20. $340 21. $330 22. $320 23. $310 24. $300

Saturday night feature: 1. $3,400 2. $1,900 3. $1,000 4. $800 5. $750 6. $700 7. $650 8. $600 9. $550 10. $500 11. $475 12. $450 13. $425 14. $400 15. $390 16. $380 17. $370 18. $360 19. $350 20. $340 21. $340 22. $340 23. $340 24. $340

Lap Sponsors for Saturday

1 Clay Poggemiller 2 WingNut Motorsports 3 Collision Center West Burlington 4 Four Season Excavation 5 34 Raceway/ Slocum 6 FYE Excavation 7 Fenton Pawn Shop 8 Jim's Lock and Safe 9 Bergquist Racing 10 Stronghurst Collision & Refinish 11 Steve Morrison Trucking 12 Napoli’s Pizza 13 Marcie Gaylord /Avis Rent a Car 14 FYE Excavation 15 Brayden Gaylord Racing 16 Steward Racing / WIN Propane 17 Beckman Towing 18 Roth Trucking 19 Rich Roark 20 Kirchner Machine 21 Fenton Pawn Shop 22 Andy Krieger Racing 23 OpenWheel101.com 24 Roth Trucking 25 Kitchen Cooked Potato Chips 26 Kinney Engines 27 RockStar Wraps 28 Jeff & Kristin 29 JKG Motorsports 30 Automotive Machine 31 River City Baggers 32 Collision Center West Burlington 33 Nick Weigert Handyman 34 Nick Weigert Handyman

Hard Charger Saturday Night $350 Roberts Tire /Fenton Pawn Shop

Shottenkirk Best Average Finish $250 place In memory Todd Taeger 7th Place (Both Nights) $?

Added Purse Saturday Night ENGLER Machine $300 US Bank $300 AHR Andy Huston Racing $300 Roederer's $400

Random Draw for Non-Qualifiers

Friday Night

PositivelyRacing.com $100

Don Young $50

Saturday Night

Sperry Speedway/GIP's Speed Shop $100

Larry Buchholz $50

 

 

Shane Hopkins Hard Charges at Nor Cal Posse Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- Racing into both feature events over the weekend with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Placerville Speedway, Shane Hopkins would earn hard charger honors on Saturday night after lining up in the 24th starting position and racing his way to 13th place finish.

“It was a decent weekend for us,” Shane Hopkins said. “Saturday night we kind of got lucky and moved into the feature event, and once we were in the show we did a nice job of moving forward.”

Friday night saw a total of 41 cars checking into Placerville Speedway to open up the Nor Cal Posse Shootout, and Hopkins would get his weekend kicked off by timing the Moxie Mechanical/Morrison Concrete/TNT Powdercoat machine in fifth quickest in his qualifying group.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, the 2018 Placerville Speedway Rookie of the Year would finish sixth and be forced to make a trip to the ‘B’ Main. Running third in the semi, Hopkins would punch his ticket into the feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the 23rd position.

On a slicked off surface, Hopkins would find some grip as he slowly worked his way forward. Still taking on some of the best in the business the first year driver would finish 17th.

Saturday night’s finale saw a couple of more cars check into to bump the entries up to 44. Timing in fifth fastest again on this night, Hopkins would battle with Blake Carrick for the final transfer into the feature event and his sixth place finish would put him in the 15-lap ‘B’ Main.

Running in fourth for much of the race, Hopkins would see Jodie Robinson dive underneath him and take away the final transfer position. Unable to get by, Hopkins’ fifth place finish would leave him on the outside looking in as the first alternate.

Having a little luck, Hopkins would then find himself in the feature as the alternate position would come in handy. Lining up 24th, Hopkins would do another great job of racing his way forward on a very slick racing surface.

Working his way forward, Hopkins would be the night’s KSE Hard Charger as he advanced from 24th to finish 13th.

“We lucked out and made it into the big dance, and we had a really good car that went forward,” Hopkins added. “Big thanks to Vern for continuing to give me a great opportunity and to all the guys who roll their sleeves up and help me out week after week.”

Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports would like to thank Moxie Mechanical, Morrison Concrete, TNT Powdercoat, LRB Ent., ADCO Driveline, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Soares Motorsports, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Capital Ace Hardware, Johnson Motorsports, American River Overhead, Americote Painting, Gary Morgan Graphics, and ART Enterprises for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-26, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP- Hopkins will like aboard the Mike Dodd’s No. 27 entry in Chico, CA on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21, or by following Moxie Motorsports on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moxie97.

 

 

ARNIE KENT CAPTURES INAUGURAL $1000 "WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIGHTNING" SERIES TITLE AT LERNERVILLE SPEEDWAY FOR SWEENEY RUSH SPRINTS

September 25, 2018

 (By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...Not only will Arnie Kent go down in the record books as the first ever Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car winner, he'll also be remembered for capturing the inaugural title for the "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. Kent sealed the $1,000 title last Wednesday night (September 19) in the fifth and final event for the separate mini series that was part of the Bonnell's Weekly Series Championship.

After three rainouts to start the season, the RUSH Sprint Cars finally debuted on May 16 at Lernerville with 12 cars in competition. The 53-year-old Kent of New Castle, Pa. may have led all 20 laps on that night, but he had to hold off a furious charge by fifth starting Gale Ruth, Jr. and young Dalton Daniels. Kent's margin of victory in his Equipment Rentals-sponsored #18 was by a mere 0.139 of a second!

While that would be Kent's only win during "Wednesday Night Lightning", he'd finish the five-night mini series with a perfect five-for-five in top fives including four podium finishes. Kent's runner-up after starting seventh on September 19 coupled with Ruth's 10th place was enough to allow Kent to turn a six-point deficit into a six-point championship margin.

"Arnie was one of the racers that was part of the original meeting on the concept of the class and participated in the test sessions at Lernerville and Stateline Speedways," explained RUSH Direct Vicki Emig. "We've known Arnie for many years as he came up through the ranks and was one of the top '410' Sprint Car racers during my tenure when I owned Mercer Raceway Park. Over the years he was also very competitive and enjoyed non-wing Sprint Car racing in our region. It has been great having his support of the RUSH Sprint Car concept from the beginning."

Ruth meanwhile was able to win the June 20 and August 15 events and had two other top fives, which allowed the Culver Motorsports-owned, Wilson Hardwoods/F5 Designs/Adams Family-sponsored #1C to take the $500 runner-up point money. Zach Morrow's 10th place finish in the opener put him in a hole; however, he ended the Series with four straight top fives including wins in two of the last three events! Morrow will pocket $350 at the year-end awards banquet in addition to his Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship monies.

Completing the top 10 in points that will also share in the $3,000 point fund are Scott Hawkins, Dave Hawkins, Steve Cousins, Brandon Hawkins, Dalton Daniels, Joe McEwen, and Brad Blackshear. The complete points and point fund monies are posted below. Special thanks to rookie Steve Cousins, who made the three-hour tow each way for all five of the midweek events. Eighteen of the 21 cars that have competed in 2018 made at least one start in the "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series.

"We have to thank Lernerville for giving the RUSH Sprints the ability to headline their new Wednesday night program," stated Emig. "Lernerville has been an important part of allowing the division to get off the ground by basically giving the class a home with 10 events. With them doing the Wednesday programs, we were able to come up with this additional $3,000 point fund. Ten other tracks then gave us the balance of the 18 shows. Also, we have to thank the racers for participating in these shows, and we were very pleased that 21 different cars have hit the speedway for competition thus far in the inaugural season."

After the first ever show this Saturday (September 29) at McKean County Family Raceway in East Smethport, Pa., the RUSH Sprint Cars will close out the inaugural season at Lernerville as part of the "Steel City Stampede" October 11-13. Open practice will be held on Thursday the 11th with heat races on the 12th and the $800 to-win, $160 to-start feature on the 13th. The top 20 spots in the $20,075 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship will be decided.

2018 "Wednesday Night Lightning" FINAL Points:1. Arnie Kent 484 ($1000) 2. Gale Ruth, Jr. 478 ($500) 3. Zach Morrow 474 ($350) 4. Scott Hawkins 453 ($225) 5. Dave Hawkins 451 ($200) 6. Steve Cousins 436 ($180) 7. Brandon Hawkins 352 ($150) 8. Dalton Daniels & Joe McEwen 282 ($135) 10. Brad Blackshear 269 ($125) 11. Shawn Smith 257 12. Phil Thornton 169 13. Jim Kurpakus 140 14. John Mollick 96 15. Brian Woodhall 90 16. Tyler Powell 88 17. Mike Lutz 87 18. Darin Gallagher 84.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

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

 

 

Tiner Seventh at Nor-Cal Posse Shootout Opener Before Alphabet Soup Run at the Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Despite being out of the car for a couple of weeks, Steven Tiner showed no signs of rust during the Nor Cal Posse Shootout at Placerville Speedway over the weekend as he finished seventh during Friday night’s opener before advancing from the C to the A on Saturday only to have engine issues at the start of the race.

“I felt like we had a ton of speed both nights but I put our team behind the eight ball with really poor qualifying runs,” Steven Tiner said. “I was looking forward to seeing how far we could get Saturday but unfortunately we had issues really before the green flag dropped.”

With 41 cars in the pit area on Friday night, Tiner would time the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Fisher Racing Engines backed No. 94 machine in eighth fastest in his group, putting him in the fourth row of his heat race.

Needing to finish in the Top-Five to transfer to the ‘A’, the Sacramento, CA driver would do just that as he would get the fifth and final transfer position and move into the feature event where he would grid the field from the 18th starting position.

On a slicked of and racy surface, Tiner would act fast as a little bit of rubber would go down on the surface late in the race. Carving his way forward in the early laps, Tiner would slowly work his way near the Top-10. Taking advantage of a couple late restarts, Tiner would find something and settle into seventh where he would take the opening night checkered flag.

Looking to better himself on Saturday night, the 2017 Placerville Speedway Track Champion would again get off to a tough start as he would time in eighth quickest again in an extremely loaded qualifying/heat race group.

Finishing ninth in his heat race, Tiner would be forced into the ‘C’ Main. Able to win the ‘C’, Tiner would move into the B Main where he would tag the rear of the field. On a slicked off surface, Tiner would avoid a couple of near misses as he raced his way to finish third and punch his ticket into the 35-lap finale.

Lining up in the last row, Tiner would notice something go south under the hood of his machine when engines fired. Taking the green flag, Tiner would take the right hand turn off the back stretch and go up the exit ramp back to his pit area where his night would come to an end.

“I have to thank everyone who helped us out all weekend,” Steven Tiner said. “I put us in holes both nights, but we worked hard and really fought out of them both nights.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Fisher Racing Engines, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, B&B Racing Engines, ART, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-25, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: At time of press, Tiner is scheduled to return to racing action during the 25th Annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway.

 

 

SRL SOUTHWEST TOUR RETURNS TO MADERA SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (September 25, 2018) – Madera Speedway’s busy stretch of major Late Model races continues Saturday night with the second appearance of 2018 for the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour Series. USAC Western US Midgets, CSS 360 Super Modifieds, Legends of Kearney Bowl, Legends of the Pacific, and Madera Hobby Stocks will also compete during Saturday’s races. All told, more than 300 laps of competition will take place on the one-third mile asphalt oval.

Jeremy Doss, the 2013 & 2014 SRL championship runner-up, is aiming for his first series crown and leads the championship into Madera. Doss used a last lap pass to win the season opener at Madera, and added another victory in May at Las Vegas. Doss has podiums in five out of six starts this year and his Madera resume includes two Pacific Challenge Series wins as well.

Eric Schmidt ranks second in the standings and last won at Madera in 2006. He went on to win the championship that season, meaning a win on Saturday could be a harbinger of things to come. Ricky Schlick, Livingston’s Carlos Vieira, and St. Mary’s High School graduate Jeff Bischofberger round out the top-five in the points. All three are still in search of a win in 2018.

Cole Moore leads the Rookie of the Year standings from sixth in the points. Many drivers with local ties are expected to compete including Stockton Tri-Holiday champion Matt Wendt of Lodi, Ripon’s Michael Sandoval, Manteca’s Eric Nascimento, Jr., and 2008 Altamont Raceway Park champion Jason Gilbert.

Adam Lemke, the current Rookie of the Year points leader in the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series at Madera, will make his debut in the series. All told, more than 20 cars are expected to compete in the 125 lap feature presented by 51FIFTY Energy Drink.

Lemke will also be busy with the USAC Western US Midgets, where he leads the points after a dominating season during their eight visits to the speedway. The resurgent 360 Super Modifieds are fresh off of the Donnie Large Memorial during the Harvest Classic, where Eric Humphries of Chowchilla darted to victory. Steve Schermerhorn has already clinched the Madera Hobby Stock championship with still two rounds to go in the competitive division.

The traveling Legends of the Pacific routinely average 15-20 entrants per visit at Madera with Saturday marking their sixth and final run of the season.

Action gets started on Friday evening with pit gates opening at 2:30 p.m. and practices from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s pit gates swing open at 11:30 a.m., followed by practices at 1:30 p.m. Time trials and heat races for the local divisions will follow, along with the 360 Super Modified main event and SRL Southwest Tour qualifying, before opening ceremonies officially take place at 7 p.m. The SRL Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51FIFTY Energy Drink is slated to go green at approx. 9 p.m.

Tickets for this great night of racing are just $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $10 for youth ages 6-12, and kids five and under are free!

Madera Speedway is busy preparing for the Nut Up Industries Short Track Shootout on October 6th which will pay $10,000 to win the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model feature. Pre-entry is available now at www.RaceMadera.com

For more information on RPM Mortgage and to obtain loan information please visit www.rpmwins.com and for more information about 51FIFTY Energy Drink visit www.51fiftyenergydrink.com

Madera Speedway is presented by major partners RPM Mortgage, 51FIFTY Energy Drink, Nut Up Industries, NICERIDE, iPull-uPull, and Color Fast Industries.

Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays re-runs of the 2017 season every week. The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app. Round #5 of the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series from May airs on Thursday September 27th.

Madera Speedway 2018 Schedule Celebrating 47 years of Racing!

September 29th – Spears SRL Southwest Tour 125, the USAC Western Midgets, CSS/360 Super Modifieds, Legends of the Pacific, Madera Hobby Stocks, and the Legends of Kearney Bowl

October 5th -Practice for the RPM Mortgage Short Track "Best of the West" $10,000.00 to win Shootout Event open to Lucas Oil Modifieds, Late Models, Jr. Late Models, and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 6th - 150 Lap $10,000.00 to WIN “NUT UP SHORT TRACK SHOOTOUT” for the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 150 laps! (race #9 of the televised championship), Lucas Oil Modifieds 75 lap TV race! Race #9 of the 80 lap 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 13th - Closed, NO RACES /

October 20th - 11th Annual iPull-uPull Pumpkin Smash Halloween Bash and Blow Up and Monster Trucks!, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST's, Toyota Sedans, $2,000 to Win 200 lap Enduro, the Extreme Barrel Racing Series, a Trick or Treat thru the Pits and on Track PUMPKIN SMASH for the KIDS!

October 27th - Closed

November 10th - 2018 Championship Awards Banquet

 

 

World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” Next Month at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 25, 2018) – Outlaws are on the horizon in Dodge City, Kansas.

It’s just 25 more days until the return of the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car series to the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas.

The top Sprint Car drivers in the world will battle it out in the Saturday night, October 20, “Boot Hill Showdown”. Tickets for the event at Dodge City Raceway Park are available at http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=52711&agency=WRG_SNG&pid=8584156.

General Admission tickets are just $40 for adults with children’s tickets just $20 when accompanied by an adult. Reserved seating is available for $45.

This October’s World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” marks the first series appearance atop the racy 3/8-mile clay oval since July of 2015 when Memphis-area shoe Jason Sides and North Dakota’s Donny Schatz split victory honors.

Sides’ triumph proved as redemption for getting nipped at the line by Schatz two years earlier while Schatz’ victory marked his second win in the last five World of Outlaws events at DCRP for the now eight-time and reigning series champion.

While Sides and Schatz are the most recent series winners at DCRP, it’s Oklahoma native and 2013 WoO champion Daryn Pittman that has enjoyed the most success in recent years with three triumphs in the most recent five events including a two-night sweep of the 2014 “Boot Hill Showdown”.

Ten different drivers have reached DCRP victory lane in 21 World of Outlaws feature events dating back to 2004 with Joey Saldana atop the overall win charts with three triumphs. Saldana’s most recent “Boot Hill Showdown” triumph occurred on June 14, 2010.

Gunning for a tenth World of Outlaws Sprint Car championship, Schatz currently sits atop the point charts with 19 triumphs already. Schatz’ advantage over California native and reigning Knoxville Nationals champion Brad Sweet is 218 points with Connecticut’s David Gravel and the Oklahoma duo of Pittman and Shane Stewart rounding out the current top five in points.

Past World of Outlaws “Boot Hill Showdown” winners at Dodge City Raceway Park:

7/4/15 – Donny Schatz

7/3/15 – Jason Sides

7/5/14 – Daryn Pittman

7/4/14 – Daryn Pittman

7/6/13 – Daryn Pittman

7/5/13 – Donny Schatz

6/23/12 – Kraig Kinser

6/22/12 – Steve Kinser

7/2/11 – Jason Sides

7/1/11 – Craig Dollansky

6/14/10 – Joey Saldana

6/12/10 – Sammy Swindell

6/13/09 – Joey Saldana

6/12/09 – Joey Saldana

6/21/08 – Donny Schatz

6/20/08 – Joey Saldana

6/23/07 – Daryn Pittman

6/22/07 – Jason Meyers

7/1/06 – Joey Saldana

10/8/05 – Danny Lasoski

6/22/04 – Steve Kinser

Joining in on “Boot Hill Showdown” action at DCRP will be the IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Stock Cars with racing action getting under way at 7:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites official internet site is located at www.hiexpress.com/DodgeCity/HIExpress. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations.

In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action. The complete 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Brian Brown Captures Two Top-10 Finishes in Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - SARVER, Pa. (Sept. 25, 2018) - Brian Brown produced a pair of top-10 finishes while making his season debut at a pair of Pennsylvania tracks last weekend.

The action began on Thursday at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, where Brown qualified second quickest and advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race to move into the feature redraw. Unfortunately, he pulled the highest number - eight - to line up on the outside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"We had a pretty good night at BAPS," he said. "We qualified well and then went fourth to third in the heat. We drew the eight in the feature, but it was pretty tough to pass."

Brown was credited with a fifth-place result after the race ended early because of a crash that resulted in the passing of legend Greg Hodnett.

"The whole situation there just sucks for our sport to lose a guy like Greg, who was an icon in the sport," Brown said. "He was not just a great race car driver, but a great person. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, Sherry and the Heffner Racing team.

"With Williams Grove and Lincoln canceling, I thought that was great to do in honor of Greg. We chose to go to Lernerville on Saturday. I hadn't been there in 14 years as Johnny Gibson said. We went out late and laid a good lap down."

Brown qualified fourth quickest before he placed second in a heat race. Once again, Brown drew the highest number - eight - for the dash redraw to start last. He finished in that position to line up eighth for the Commonwealth Clash A Main.

"It's a tricky track," he said. "It gets very slick. It's kind of a sandy, low-grip track so it's tough to get a hold of. It has a real thin cushion against the edge. Throughout the night we made some improvements with our car that really helped come feature-time.

"We got to fifth one time. We were pretty good, but faded a bit. The caution came out late and we were able to get to ninth. For a place we hadn't been to for 14 years it was a pretty good night. Hopefully we'll carry that into the National Open. It's one of our premier events of our sport and one you want to have a good performance at."

Brown, who finished ninth at Lernerville Speedway, will compete this Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., during the Champion Racing Oil National Open with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"There's only three or four marquee events in sprint car racing and the National Open has always been one," he said. "You want to run well at the Knoxville Nationals, the Kings Royal and the National Open. Those are the triple crown races. Williams Grove is very, very tricky. Just because you run well at Knoxville and Eldora doesn't mean you'll come in and have success. It's a unique, paperclip track. The driver has to do a lot to make his car do certain things. It will be a big challenge."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 20 - BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 5 (8).

Sept. 22 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 8 (8); Feature: 9 (8).

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 8 wins, 26 top fives, 30 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Champion Racing Oil National Open with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

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Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, J.D. Welding & Machine, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

Short Track Nationals Next Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 25, 2018) – It’s little more than one week away!

Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway will be the happening place next weekend as the 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires takes place atop the high-banked, ž-mile clay oval.

Following a Test ‘N Tune session on Thursday night, October 4, a $2,500-to-win preliminary event on Friday night will precede the Saturday, October 6, $10,041-to-win STN championship finale.

Each position in Saturday’s 41-lap, $841-to-start championship feature event has been boosted by an additional $41 dollars in honor of Jason Johnson courtesy of Big Show Productions. Additionally, Marvin and Peggy Pearson have prepared a replica of Jason Johnson’s 2006 STN winning mount that will pace Saturday night’s feature field.

Both nights of racing will feature a full card of heat races, qualifying races and feature events. While there will be no lock-ins from the Friday preliminary event, the top two combined point earners from Friday and Saturday that don’t race into the Saturday finale will be awarded the 19th and 20th starting positions in the Saturday STN championship finale.

Entries are rolling in fast and furious for the prestigious event with the free driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday available with the $100 entries submitted by Monday, October 1. Entries submitted after October 1 are $200 and do not include driver pit pass. Entry forms are available at https://i-30speedway.com/flyers/2018%20STN%20Flyer.pdf.

Last October, Sprint Car racing legend Sammy Swindell made it back-to-back STN wins to become the first five-time winner in event history. Swindell’s back-to-back triumphs in 2017 and 2016 go along with previous wins in 2013, 2011 and 1990 eclipsed Gary Wright’s previous event record of four triumphs.

Along with Hall of Famers and Swindell and Wright, the list of past STN winners is a star-studded one that includes the likes of current NASCAR Xfinity Series title contender Christopher Bell, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray, John Gerloff and Steve Kinser.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: October 4-6, 2018. (Practice on Thursday, October 4, followed by two full cards of racing action on October 5-6).

The Entry Info: Entry forms available at https://i-30speedway.com/flyers/2018%20STN%20Flyer.pdf. Entry is just $100 and includes driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday if submitted by October 1. Entries submitted after October 1 are $200 and do not include driver pit pass.

The Format: Both nights will feature a full card of heat and qualifying races followed by feature events. The top 40 in passing points each night will advance to four qualifying races with the balance to “C” Mains. Combined points from heats and qualifiers will set twin “B” Main and “A” Main lineups.

While there will be no lock-ins from Friday’s $2,500-to-win preliminary, the top two drivers in combined passing/finishing points from Friday and Saturday heats and qualifiers will be awarded the 19th and 20th starting positions in the Saturday night $10,041-to-win STN championship finale. The 21st starting position is reserved for 2018 I-30 Speedway track champion Ernie Ainsworth if needed.

Saturday night heat races will each offer up $100 to win courtesy of Jenkins Fleet Services.

The top four in Saturday night heat and qualifying race passing/finishing points will compete in the Mike Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash” that will set the lineup for the first two rows of the 41-lap STN championship finale. The Dash will pay $500 for first, $250 for second, $150 for third and $100 for fourth.

The “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards for non-transfers will pay as follows: 1st - $400, 2nd - $300, 3rd - $250, 4th - $200, 5th - $150, 6th - $100.

No mufflers are required, open headers are allowed for this event.

The Past Winners:

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $28 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $1 on both Friday and Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

To order tickets or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $35 on both Friday and Saturday. Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.

 

 

Wilson Gains 20 Positions During World of Outlaws Feature at Eldora Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SARVER, Pa. (Sept. 25, 2018) - Greg Wilson produced another memorable charge during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show at Eldora Speedway last Friday.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels sponsored team qualified ninth quickest, placed seventh in a heat race and ended third in the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the back of the main event at the BeFour the Crowns Showdown.

"We didn't qualify horrible, but I messed up on the start a bit and we just missed it a bit with our car in the heat race," he said. "We were fortunate to transfer out of the B Main. To be honest, it ticked me off because we weren't very good. We went on attack mode with the car and I was pretty wound up and it paid off."

Wilson hit the bottom groove to near perfection during the feature as he maneuvered to a third-place result, passing 20 cars along the way to earn the Hard Charger Award.

"Eldora is a place that everybody knows what it means to me," he said. "When it becomes top dominant it's hard to pass. No matter if you're running the top, middle or bottom you have to find a way to not follow. These cars are so even it's hard to pass. I applaud everything Eldora has done to make the racing better. We've worked hard trying to get good where my driving style and everything fits. If we manage to get in the race and it slicks up we're usually pretty good."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Lernerville Speedway, which hosted the Commonwealth Clash. Wilson timed in 16th quickest in qualifying and he finished fourth in a heat race to lock into the 16 th starting position for the feature.

"It was probably a little more dominant on the curb, but it was pretty racy," he said. "I was really happy at the end of the night. Lernerville and Williams Grove have always been a thorn in my side. We've never really been that good there so to come out of there with a top 10 and pass some cars, I was pretty happy."

Wilson gained a half-dozen positions to net a 10th-place result, which was his 10th top 10 of the season.

Next up will be the Champion Racing Oil National Open this Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

"Every time I go there I go with big hopes of improving and usually I end up pretty beat up at the end of the night," he said. "We're going to try some stuff a little different to try to help me. At the end of the weekend if we can leave there feeling like we've improved it will be a success. I haven't felt that way in a while at Williams Grove."

Additionally, Wilson wants to extend his condolences to the family and friends of Greg Hodnett as well as everyone at Heffner Racing.

"Things that happen in racing can make you wake up and look in the mirror to ask whether this is what you should be doing," he said. "At the end of the day we all love sprint car racing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Greg's family and Heffner Racing and all the people that he touched. The little bit I talked to him over the years, what a genuine and good guy and one hell of a racer."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 21 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 3 (2); Feature: 3 (23).

Sept. 22 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 10 (16).

SEASON STATS -

64 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Champion Racing Oil National Open with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DNC Hydraulics

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"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 Alloy Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Redlined Welding & Construction, Callies, Magtech Ignition, Banshee Graphics, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Pfann's Custom Performance & Restoration, Tim Hogan's Carpet (Lima, Ohio), Bedford Valley Petroleum, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Elite Wings, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Guides Big Game Motorsports to Third Straight IRA Series Win

Inside Line Promotions - LASALLE, Ill. (Sept. 25, 2018) - Kerry Madsen has had a tremendous last three weeks of racing with the IRA Sprint Car Series.

The Big Game Motorsports driver earned four feature victories in a five-race stretch, including three straight triumphs capped by a win last Friday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis.

"We're getting a good feeling back in the car," he said. "As a team we're making really good progress. There were some good cars at all those shows and some really good competition. It wasn't easy."

Madsen qualified 11th quickest before he won a heat race on Friday at Beaver Dam Raceway.

"We messed up qualifying, but we won the heat to get in the feature redraw and then we pulled the No. 2 to start second," he said. "The track was pretty slick with a cushion. The polesitter had the lead for about five laps. Once we got to traffic I passed him. The race went non-stop so it was a good race. I didn't have any problems. The lines were pretty open for us through traffic."

Madsen led the majority of the feature to garner his eight victory of the season.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at LaSalle Speedway, where the Muddy backed team set quick time during qualifying. Madsen advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race to make the feature redraw. This time he pulled the No. 7 to start the IRA Series and MOWA Series A Main on the inside of the fourth row.

"I got a pretty good start," he said. "The car felt really, really good. For whatever reason a car came out and knocked our front axle out and then we got hit from behind. That was pretty disappointing. It was a racing incident and on a short track that's easy to happen."

Madsen was battling for a top five when the incident occurred only a handful of laps into the feature. He was credited with a 23rd -place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 22 - Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (2).

Sept. 23 - LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Ill. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 23 (7).

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 39 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

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Giovanni Scelzi Rallies for Podiums at Eldora Speedway and LaSalle Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LASALLE, Ill. (Sept. 25, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi scored a pair of podium finishes last weekend during a busy tripleheader.

The action began on Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Scelzi guided the Bernie Stuebgen owned sprint car to quick time in their group and third quickest overall out of more than 40 drivers.

"I felt like Friday was our best night," he said. "We set quick time and had a good heat and a good dash. Qualifying is so valuable. To be on the front row of a heat race and to be in the dash is critical."

Scelzi p