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RIVER CITIES RUNNER: Stewart & CJB Finish 8th at North Dakota Bullring
Trip to Fargo canceled by rain; South Dakota & Montana coming up for Outlaws

CARLISLE, PA. - August 21, 2019 - In most World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series seasons, there is a collective exhale around mid August. With the the anticipation and excitement of the Knoxville Nationals over, the tour embarks on their second west coast tour of the season.

The first leg on that journey was a second stop for the year at River Cities Speedway near Grand Forks, N.D. CJB Motorsports driver Shane Stewart timed in 8th, finished 4th in his heat race and 8th in the feature event.

Scheduled racing action at Red River Valley Speedway near Fargo the following night was canceled due to rain and saturated grounds.


(Photo by DBIII Imaging.)

"We had a decent run at River Cities," said Stewart, pilot of the #5 Killer Instinct Crossbows , Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "We're continuing to work on our program and it's a daily thing. We hate to lose another event to rain but that seems to be a theme this year."

A pair of events in South Dakota and Montana keeps the, 'Greatest Show on Dirt,' running through the month of August. Black Hills Speedway near Rapid City, S.D. is on tap for Friday, August 23rd while Big Sky Speedway near Shepard, Mont. will host an event the following night. Stewart scored a pair of top-10's in these two events in 2018.

"Looking forward to the larger, $20,000 pay day at Black Hills," Stewart said. "It adds just an added degree of intensity. Montana will be another fun stop as we head for the west coast."

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2019 STATS:
Events: 55
Quick Times: 6
Wins: 2
Top-5's: 12
Top-10's: 27
Heat Race Wins: 10
Dash Wins: 3

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

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS:
CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Shane Stewart. 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: Killer Instinct, Crossbows, Weikert's Livestock, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Arai, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Chalk Racing Stix, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, Gray Motorsports, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Off Axis Paint, Outerwears, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Aiming for Strong Finish to Knoxville Raceway Season Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Aug. 21, 2019) - Big Game Motorsports is tackling the season finale at Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

Kerry Madsen ranks 11th in the track's 410ci winged sprint car championship standings, but he is only 54 points out of the top 10 and 65 behind ninth despite missing multiple races at the oval this season.

"We're looking forward to doing well," he said. "We have a good package there. We know we'll be fast out of the box. It's a matter of starting up front in the A Main and we should be able to run pretty good."

The KI Crossbows backed driver has earned two feature victories this season at Knoxville Raceway, including one during the Hard Knox Night of the Knoxville Nationals. Madsen has six podium finishes, which ranks second overall, along with one quick time award and one heat race triumph at the track in 2019.

The team ventured to River Cities Speedway last Friday for a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event. Madsen qualified 14th quickest overall before placing fifth in a heat race and 15 th in the A Main.

"We weren't too bad in qualifying for where we went out," he said. "In the A Main we just missed it. The balance was completely off. I don't know what we were, too tight and then too loose. We couldn't make heads of it."

Saturday's World of Outlaws show at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., rained out to end the weekend early.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 15 (14).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Lawrence Scores Podium in Texas and Top 10 in Oklahoma

Inside Line Promotions - LAWTON, Okla. (Aug. 21, 2019) - Zane Lawrence produced a solid weekend, recording a podium finish at Boyd Speedway and a top-10 result at Lawton Speedway.

Lawrence kicked off the weekend on Friday at the oval in Boyd, Texas, for a Texas Sprint Series event. He started from the outside of the second row in a heat race and advanced one position to finish third.

"We were solid in the heat race," he said. "That lined us up for the feature in a good spot. Boyd is a pretty fun place so I knew we could race hard and pick off a few positions."

Lawrence, who was driving for Bob Odom, lined up on the outside of the third row for the A Main and he maneuvered his way toward the front of the field before ending with a third-place run, which was his second top five of the season.

"We had a pretty good finish," he said. "I was happy with it as was Bob. I can't thank him enough for letting me get some more seat time and log solid finishes in his car."

Lawrence ventured to Lawton Speedway on Saturday for an ASCS Sooner Region show. He finished where he started - seventh - in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the ninth row for the feature.

"I knew that I was going to have to make moves early at Lawton," he said. "The track rubbered up early and we single-filed out after that."

Lawrence made a hard charge toward the front and came home with a ninth-place finish. It was his fifth top 10 of the season and the performance earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars. He donated the prize money to injured driver Grady Chandler.

Lawrence's next race will be this Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the ASCS Lone Star Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - Boyd Speedway in Boyd, Texas - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 3 (6).

Aug. 17 - Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. - Heat race: 7 (7); Feature: 9 (18).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS Lone Star Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Keizer Aluminum Wheels

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"Keizer Aluminum Wheels really are the best in the business when it comes to great products and customer service," Lawrence said. "They make wheels that are affordable for the racers. They're the only wheel product that we've ever used, even in micro sprints. I can't thank them enough for their support and reliable products."

Lawrence would also like to thank Lawrence Towing, Pediatric Eye Specialist, Astro Titanium, Velocita Premium Motorsports Apparel and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Thiel Conquers Corn Fest Victory

8/22/2019

A grueling week at the Knoxville Nationals brought the Scott Thiel Motorsports team back to their home state to run a pair of races this past weekend with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series. The first stop happened on Saturday night at the Wilmot Raceway for the annual Roger Iles Memorial event at the Kenosha County Fair. Thiel would go on to have a solid top five performance before heading west to the historic Angell Park Speedway on Sunday for the annual CornFest event. Scotty would go on to victory lane, earning his sixth feature win for the season and second consecutive CornFest victory!

31 cars signed into Wilmot Raceway on Saturday night. Scotty was the fifth car out for qualifying and after putting down a 13.222 lap time that was Quick Time on the night! He would go on to start fourth in the heat race event and charged his way to a second place finish by a very narrow margin. He would struggle during the redraw and pull the tenth starting position. The 36 lap event would showcase several cautions that would help get the field bunched back up and help Thiel make forward progress. As the checkered flag flew, Scotty would sneak by and steal away a fourth place finish by seven one thousandths of a second. “We started the night off well with quick time. I was happy with that but it was a struggle starting tenth tonight. The track got pretty wide and the passing was difficult. We made our way to a top five which we can’t hang our head on.” Thiel mentioned after the show.

Sunday evening brought the STM team to the historic Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI for the annual Corn Fest event. 23 cars signed into the pits. Scotty went out 15th in the qualifying order and would hold on to third quick for the evening. After starting in the fourth position in the heat race, he would again take home a second place finish. This time the pill draw was a little better as he pulled out the fifth starting position. The field went to green flag action for the 30 lap main event. Thiel began his charge forward early on in the race. He made his way into the second position just before half way and would capitalize on a restart just past the half way marker and take over the lead. He held the lead until two laps to go and fell back to second after struggling with some lap traffic but quickly would take the lead back off of turn two. He never looked back and would take home the win! That win was his second win at Angell Park this season and his second consecutive CornFest victory! “Man, I was happy to hold onto that one. We were going pretty good early on and was able to get into the lead after the half way point. I got caught up in traffic right at the end and the car got really tight on me. I thought something broke for a second. He got past me there but we were able to snag that back off of two. Just happy to get a win tonight for my guys. They’ve been working hard to get us going better and it paid off tonight. Thanks to all our great partners who support us!” Thiel said after the main event.

Next on tap for the STM team is this coming Saturday night at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI.

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A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Championship Battle Continues at Woodhull

(Woodhull, NY) With just two full point affairs remaining on the 2019 PST schedule, the quest for a series championship is still up for grabs between four highly competitive drivers. Davie Franek, Joe Trenca, Jordan Thomas, and Jared Zimbardi, all of whom still have a chance of becoming this years champion.

Between the four drivers, only 71 points separate all of them heading into Woodhull this Saturday night. Davie Franek has been the point leader since May 31 as he notched four wins with the Patriots in 2019. Two of which have been at Woodhull, a track he has never visited until this year. Franek also has wins at Ransomville and Land of Legends.

Joe Trenca was consistent all season and finally broke into the win column back on August 2 for the first time in his career. He was able to carry that momentum into the next weekend by taking home a solid third place run at Eriez. Trenca has found success at Woodhull this season posting two fourth place finishes in the two visits.

One driver who has been consistent all season is Jordan Thomas. However, Thomas has not been able to break into the win column just yet. The odds are in Thomas’s favor this Saturday, a sixth place back in May and a third place finish in July only indicate improvement each time Thomas tackles the high banks of Woodhull.

Another driver who continued to improve both times the Patriots visited Woodhull this year is five time series champion, Jared Zimbardi. Zimbardi had a fifth place run in May and a second place run last month. Zimbardi will be looking for his second career win at Woodhull (2016) and his 40th overall with the tour.

Saturdays race will also be a final tune up before the inaugural running of the New York Nationals at the Land of Legends Raceway. A two day event on September 6 & 7 with triple features running Friday night and a $5000 to win race on Saturday night.

For more information on the rest of the 2019, please be sure to log onto to www.patriotsprinttour.com and to connect on all of our social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Patriot Sprint Tour Championship Standings: 1) 28f-Davie Franek (1618) 2) 98-Joe Trenca (1580) 3) 79-Jordan Thomas (1563) 4) 35-Jared Zimbardi (1547) 5) 67-Pete Richardson (1291) 6) 16L-Roger Levesque (1206) 7) 121-Steve Glover (1000) 8) 22r-Mike Koehler (967) 9) 17z-Josh Azzi (824) 10) 47-Kyle Drum (801)

 

 

Bacon is Smackdown Ready!

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (August 21, 2019) – Following a USAC Silver Crown rainout at Springfield, it’s back to the business of chasing down a third USAC Sprint Car title with this week’s Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown.

The event begins with Wednesday night’s #GYATK special before evolving into three full nights of USAC points sanctioned events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Bacon enters the prestigious event sitting second in USAC Sprint Car points after a superb Indiana Sprintweek in which Bacon and the Hoffman Racing / Mean Green No. 69 Sprint Car team extended their run of top-ten finishes in USAC Sprint Car action to 18 in a row.

“I feel good about our chances going into the weekend, if we can just keep putting up good finishes it gives us a chance to win this and maybe close in on the points chase,” Bacon commented.

Bacon has historically been among the frontrunners at the Kokomo Smackdown.

“We’re usually really good on the preliminary nights then somewhere around fifth or so on Saturday, we want to improve on that this time,” Bacon says. “There’s a lot that can happen over the course of the Smackdown, so you have to be ready for about anything.”

While “The Macho Man” has already piled up eight wins including four in USAC Sprint Car competition among 79 overall starts this season, only two of those starts have taken place at Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway.

“We’ve just done one local show there and then Sprintweek, we finished second in that and probably should have won it,” Bacon reflects.

After coming up just one position short at Kokomo during Sprintweek, Bacon looks to be at the top of the podium when the checkered flag flies on the Kokomo Smackdown this Saturday night.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Mean Green, Fatheadz Eyewear, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Tel-Star Technologies, B&S Cattle, Lykins Oil, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Factor4, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, Lucas Oil, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers.

2019 Quick Stats: 79 races, 8 wins, 31 top-fives, 43 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC Sprint Car Kokomo Smackdown on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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

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

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

 

 

ARCA, USAC, & Monster Trucks Set For Final Three Days Of Du Quoin State Fair

(Du Quoin, IL) The final three days of the Du Quoin State Fair, in Du Quoin, IL, will be a little different this year but in a good way. First off, the ARCA Menards Series will be running under the lights on a Saturday night for the first time in race history. Secondly, USAC will be coming to town to run under the lights on Sunday night. And last, but not least, Monster Truck Monday has been added to this year’s fair with a pair of shows on Labor Day Monday. The three events are promotions of Track Enterprises.

The racing weekend all begins on Saturday night, August 31, with the ARCA Menards Series in the running of the Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Car Care. In addition to the 100 lap event for ARCA, the DIRTcar Modifieds will be in action for the first of two nights, running their practice/qualifying and heat races.

On Sunday, September 1, the open wheelers of the USAC Silver Crown Series come to town for the Ted Horn 100. The Silver Crown cars have put on some stellar shows at the Magic Mile over the years and are coming off of last year’s event which saw the track widen out for some great racing. The Sunday night festivities will include the DIRTcar Modifieds running in the 26th edition of the Bill Oldani Memorial, paying $2,000 to the winner.

New to the fair this year will be the Monster Truck Monday, also promoted by Track Enterprises. The trucks will have two shows, an afternoon matinee at 1:00 PM and an evening show at 6:00 PM. There will be pre-event pit parties beginning two hours before each show, featuring autographs and “Punisher The Ride Truck”.

On Saturday, August 31, pit gates will open at 10:30 AM, grandstands at 1:00 PM, hotlaps begin at 2:30, ARCA qualifying is at 5:30, Modified heats start at 6:30, and the ARCA Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Car Care is at 8:05.

On Sunday, September 1, pit gates open at 1:00 PM with grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 5:00, USAC qualifying at 6:30, Modified feature racing at 7:15, and the Ted Horn 100 for USAC is scheduled to take the green at 8:15.

Monster Truck Monday, September 2, will have grandstands opening and the pit party beginning at 11:00 AM for the first show with a 1:00 start time. For the evening show, grandstands and the pit party time is 4:00 PM, while action begins at 6:00.

Tickets for all three events are available at the Du Quoin State Fair box office or by calling 618-542-1535. More info may also be found at www.trackenterprises.com or calling the office at 217-764-3200.

 

 

Rico Abreu and Golden State Restaurant Group to partner for 22-race schedule spread throughout California​

ST. HELENA, Calif. (August 21, 2019) - Effective immediately, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu and Stockton, California-based Golden State Restaurant Group have joined forces and will make their 2019 debut later this evening - Wednesday, August 21 - at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California.

Family owned and operated since 1966, Golden State Restaurant Group (GSRG) owns a network of 43 McDonald’s franchises located throughout much of northern and central California, stretching from Modesto in Stanislaus County to the state capital in Sacramento County.

With the intent to shine light to their company’s mission of providing excellent service, guest satisfaction and community involvement, Golden State Restaurant Group will rally behind Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing during 22 events throughout the next four months kicking-off with King of the West-NARC Series competition in Placerville.

All 22 nights of action with Golden State Restaurant Group on the wing panel, ranging from World of Outlaws action to Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360c.i. competition, will be contested within the heart of California's open wheel scene.

“On behalf of the Golden State Restaurant Group, we are excited to be in the position to be able to support and partner with Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing,” expressed Dylan Schrader of GSRG, a restaurant owner. “We look forward to not only supporting Rico and his team throughout the racing season, but we are also excited to involve the community in order to expose this new relationship we have formed. Best of luck to Rico and team on the remainder of the season.”

“We are very excited to have Golden State Restaurant Group join our team for the next few months. I’m confident we’ll do a great job in representing their organization at the highest level,” Rico Abreu said. “They not only provide a great service, but they also do wonderful things for the surrounding communities within their restaurants’ markets. We want to do our part in sharing their mission with the race fans. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Rico Abreu and Golden State Restaurant Group will activate their partnership in a big way by not only participating in KWS-NARC action on Wednesday at Placerville, but they will also enter KWS-NARC action at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico on Thursday, August 22, followed by a two-day visit to The Stockton Dirt Track on Friday and Saturday, August 23 & 24.

About Golden State Restaurant Group: The Golden State Restaurant Group was initially founded by Don and Jean Schrader in 1966. It was previous known as McDonald's of San Joaquin county. It later evolved into the Golden State Restaurant Group as the Schrader family continued to grow their brand by attaining more restaurants for a total of 43 restaurants not only in San Joaquin county, but also in Stanislaus, Sacramento, and Amador counties. GSRG has worked as a community partner to contribute thousands of local jobs. McDonald’s helps people reach their full potential. For many, McDonald’s provides an individual’s first employment opportunity: the first chance to gain work skills, expand and learn life skills, discover how to handle difficult situations, receive leadership training, and become prepared for future opportunities for career success. Everyone at our company is dedicated to making the Golden State Restaurant Group experience a great one. The restaurants within our organization are the best in service and proven guest satisfaction. We pride ourselves on equal opportunity employment, community involvement, clean facilities, fast service, and hot, fresh food.For more information, visit www.goldenstatemcd.com. Like us on Facebook or find us on Instagram/Twitter at @goldenstatemcd.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Charges to Top 10 in North Dakota Before Earning Podiums in Minnesota and Missouri

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (Aug. 21, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi continued his string of strong results during a three-race weekend.

Scelzi guided his family owned team to a top 10 and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Hard Charger Award last Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., before he scored podium finishes on Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway.

"I think we should have won on Saturday and Sunday," he said. "When you get podium finishes and feel like you could have won it's frustrating, but at the same time it's good to be a contender. We missed the setup and that's on me, but that's part of the process as I'm learning more about setting the car up each race."

The action began on Friday when Scelzi qualified 15th quickest to kick off the Second Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway. A sixth-place result in a heat race lined him up on the outside of the ninth row for the main event. Scelzi methodically picked his way through the field to finish ninth, which marked his third top 10 of the season with the World of Outlaws. He also captured the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We were too tight in the heat and I think that took us from possibly running fourth in the heat," he said. "We fought an extremely tight car in the feature, too. We had two open reds and did wholesale changes. I had to run so cautious that we left a lot on the table. Being as tight as we were I couldn't attack the cushion or run the track like I wanted to. We passed a lot of cars, but I think we could have made it further through the field if we weren't so tight."

Rain wiped out Saturday's Outlaws show, forcing the team to head to Jackson Motorplex for a Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series event. Scelzi nearly swept the night by winning a heat race from third and the dash from the pole before he finished second in the A Main.

"We were a little tight in the heat, but nothing crazy," he said. "In the dash the track was slicking off a bit, but you could run around the bottom. In the main event it was hooked up around the top. With being a bit snug it was hard to navigate through traffic. A car checked up in traffic and I had to check up, which cost us the lead. We just didn't get through traffic as well as Lee Grosz did."

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway, where Scelzi won a heat race and lined up on the outside of the front row for the A Main during his debut at the big oval.

"The track was wide open around the bottom and we won the heat," he said. "I felt pretty good. We started second in the main event. We've had take-off issues on bigger tracks and we lost the start. After six or seven laps we got to Jonathan (Cornell) for the lead. I was running the bottom in turns three and four and the top in turns one and two. He moved down and we had another restart at the end of the race. The guy in third passed us going into turn one. We got the spot back out of turn two and a caution came out. The officials put us into third for the restart and we finished there."

Scelzi's third-place result was his 21st top five of the season.

He is scheduled to return to Roth Motorsports this week for King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series races on Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., during the Gold Country Showdown; on Thursday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during Thursday Night Thunder; and on Friday and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., during the Champions Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 9 (18).

Aug. 17 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (2).

Aug. 18 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

53 races, 6 wins, 21 top fives, 24 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the Gold Country Showdown; Thursday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for Thursday Night Thunder; and Friday and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the Champions Classic 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 - Sparco

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

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

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

 

 

TAMMY TEN MEDIA CHALLENGE TO REWARD DRIVER WITH BEST COMBINED CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS WEEKEND FINISHES

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 21, 2019) – Drivers who compete in both nights of the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend now have some extra cash to shoot for; the Tammy Ten Media Challenge is a $1,000 USD bonus that will be paid to the driver with the best combined feature finishes from Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14.

Each driver’s finishes from the two nights will be added together, and the driver with the lowest score will win the Tammy Ten Media Challenge. Winning a feature both nights would result in a score of 2, a win one night and a runner-up finish on the other night would result in a score of 3, and so on. In the event of a tie, the $1,000 bonus will be split evenly between the tied drivers.

Tammy Ten Media is a multifaceted design firm owned by John and Wendy Brush. Specializing in a combination of graphic design and structural design, Tammy Ten Media designs for large formatted prints such as displays, banners, and logo design. They think intuitively and conceptualize around the core message that your brand conveys in order to execute the best design for you. See what Tammy Ten Media can do for you by visiting www.tammytenmedia.ca

Many other prizes are also available at the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, including $10,000 USD for Saturday’s A-Feature winner, and a minimum $1,000 USD for every Saturday night A-Feature starter; visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information about the purse and cash awards available during the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now! The best 360 Sprint Car racers from the Northeast region and beyond will converge on Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14 for the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Tickets and reserved campsites for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone at 519-717-0023.

Early Bird Pre-Entry Deadline – August 31, 2019 The deadline for competitors to receive the “Early Bird” discount on their Canadian Sprint Car Nationals entry fee is August 31, 2019. “Early Bird” entries also permit the driver free entry to the pit area on Friday, September 13 AND Saturday, September 14. Teams are asked to submit entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals History The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – Winners List 2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA 2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA 2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA 2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA 2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA 2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA 2018 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2019 ???

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

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

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

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

 

 

MULTIPLE TIME USAC CHAMPION TO,TEAM WITH BRAD JAEGER TO RUN THE,“CLASSIC” 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA

Lebanon Ohio( August 21, 2019) California native Kody Swanson will team with former IMSA and Indy Lights driver Brad Jaeger to challenge the world famous Daytona International Speedway for “The Classic “ 24 hrs of Daytona on Nov 13-17, 2019.
Kody Swanson is a 3 time winner of the prestigious Little 500 and 4 time USAC Silver Crown National Champion. The talented race driver and scholar has more wins than anyone in the history of USAC Silver Crown Racing with 28 wins and counting. He has dominated SC racing the past 5 years. The series ,that touts past champion names such as Foyt, Andretti and Tony Stewart ,is a training ground for future champions. Kody Swanson commented “This is such a unique opportunity for me and one I didn’t necessarily see coming. I know that I have a lot to learn , but I am excited about the chance to work with Brad, Kevin and the team. I will gain as much experience as I can in a new form of motorsports. I am so grateful for this opportunity”.
Kevin Doran, Doran Enterprises, added “ I always look forward to racing at Daytona. This year running the Doran Ford GT2 car with Brad Jaeger and Kody Swanson is going to be exciting. We believe that after a few laps, Kody will adapt to a totally different feel in a race car. We are confident, with the skills that Kody has shown in open wheel USAC cars, he will impress”.
Veteran IMSA and Indy Lights road racer Jaeger , has led laps in the Rolex 24 hrs of Daytona , is past champion in the Pacific Formula 2000 and had set track records at multiple tracks including Sebring.
The pair will drive the famous #2 Ford GT that will be prepared once again by Doran Enterprises located in Lebanon Ohio. Kevin Doran is well known and highly respected in the road racing community. He has engineered cars that have won at the Rolex 24 hrs of Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring and the Petite LeMans.

 

HMC-PROMOTIONS

Louie Vermeil Classic at the Famed ½ Mile Calistoga Speedway

Contact Phone Number or Purchase Tickets: 916-773-7223

Big Money on the Line for Prestigious Louie Vermeil Classic

by: Troy Hennig

ROSEVILLE, CA – (August 19, 2019) … The roar of 410-cubic inch engines come back to life for the first time in 2019 at the historic ½ mile dirt track known as the Calistoga Speedway during a traditional event celebrating the life of local businessman and racer Louie Vermeil. The 12th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic will take place over the Labor Day weekend, August 31st and September 1st at the Napa County Fairgrounds.

This year the speedway will host a combo show featuring the stars and cars of the Amsoil USAC/CRA non wing sprint cars and the winged King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series. Each series will run separate shows on the same night. It is the first combination of these two long-time organizations during the Louie Vermeil Classic.

The Louie Vermeil Classic is not just a race, it is an event. It’s the calm before the storm, the sunrise before the most incredible sunsets, the power behind the passion at this historical track. Calistoga Speedway has morning dew in the infield, the still standing scoreboard, weathered checkered flags and the only track that has grapes growing in the infield. The lure of Calistoga Speedway has always been the high speeds of the long straightaways that quickly turn into tight high banked corners. Since the 1930’s, fearless men and women have tried to tame this legendary track but only a few have known what it is like to win.

The $108,000 purse, plus bonuses, over a two-night race has competitors and fans buzzing with excitement. The main event winner of each division will win $6,000 nightly. The winning teams will also receive the coveted Big Louie trophy. There is also a $2,000 bonus to the first driver that can win the non-wing and winged sprint car feature in the same night.

Teams will appreciate having Bianchi Farms and Hoosier Tire West as associate sponsors this year. Bianchi Farms along with Hoosier Tire West will be donating a total of 20 Hoosier Right Rear Tires given to 20 individual teams. Each night, (10) teams, (5) from each series will be given these tires. As of now, random kids will draw the winning car numbers for the tires, at around the same time the normal pill draw happens for each series.

The 8th Annual Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame Induction dinner and awards banquet takes place on Friday night, August 30th. This evening is dedicated to the introduction of the six newest members into the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame. Each day numerous activities give the fans plenty to do until the grandstand gates open at 4 PM. The Wine Tasting will take place on Saturday and the Beer Tasting on Sunday along with live bands and a trip down memory lane with classic cars.

The 12th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic is scheduled to take place August 31st, Saturday night, and September 1st, Sunday Night, at the scenic and beautiful Napa Valley Fairgrounds in Calistoga. Front gate will open at 4 pm with racing scheduled to start at 6:30 PM each night. Reserved seating tickets for the Louie Vermeil Classic can be purchased by calling 916-773-7223. General admission tickets can be purchased on-line by following this link at https://hmc-promotions.ticketleap.com/2019-louie-vermeil-classic/dates

 

 

Walter, Torque Racing stay solid with IRA at Angell Park

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 21, 2019 – After a two-week break to recharge their batteries and enjoy some family time, Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team got back on track with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series during Cornfest at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. on Sunday, Aug. 18.

Walter, who was among 23 IRA Sprint Car drivers signed in for the evening, opened the program by recording the ninth fastest overall qualifying time with a lap of 12.563 seconds.

“The car was a little free in hot laps, so we made some changes,” Walter said. “We should have left the car alone. The track would have come to us. We qualified decent even though the car was a tick tight.”

The 14th-year Sprint Car driver started second in the third IRA Sprint Car heat race and wasted no time jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag along the outside groove on the fast, but tricky racing surface. By lap 4, Walter had opened up a full-straightaway advantage over the second-place car of Scotty Thiel.

On lap 5, the red flag was displayed when Scott Biertzer hit the wall and flipped over in turn two. Walter stayed strong on the restart to hold off the hard-charging Thiel en route to his first IRA heat race victory of the 2019 season and fourth overall heat race win of the year.

Following the redraw, Walter lined up eighth in the 30-lap IRA A main. After dropping back to 12th on lap two of the main event, a caution flag was displayed when Bill Balog hit the turn two wall after cutting a tire. Walter restarted 11th and held the spot until lap 13 when Russel Borland flipped in turn two.

Walter restarted 10th before losing the position to Todd Daun on lap 14. The third and final caution appeared on lap 16 when Mike Reinke slowed with a flat tire. As the laps wound down, Walter dropped two more spots after Reinke got by on lap 26 and Borland surged past on lap 28, which pushed Walter back to 12th at the finish in a race won by Scotty Thiel.

“After the heat race, we left the car alone for the A main,” Walter said. “We should have freed the car up slightly. The car was just too tight. After they worked the track and the sun went down, I feel like some moisture came back into the track.”

Walter and the Torque Racing team made the decision last week to forego further Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car action in favor of sticking with the 410 engine package and competing in selected IRA events over the final month of the 2019 campaign.

“We sold our 360 motor this week,” Walter said. “We will now be competing with the 410 for three nights for the remainder of the season and we'll see what next year brings.”

Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team are now scheduled to return to the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series this Saturday, Aug. 24. The Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars are also on the card. On-track activities begin at 6 p.m. with racing to follow at 6:30 p.m.

“The team and I are really looking forward to Beaver Dam,” Walter said. “We seem to run well there and we think we have a good handle on the direction to take with the setup. Only time will tell, but we're up for the challenge.”

The remainder of the team's 2019 season schedule includes IRA events at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 14 and The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 28.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, Aug. 24 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 14 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, Sept. 28 – The Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing By The Numbers
Total Events – 17
MSA events – 14
IRA events – 3
A-Main Victories – 2
B-Main Victories – 1
Top Five A-Main Finishes – 4
Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 8
Heat Race Victories – 4

 

 

PRIZE MONEY INCREASES AGAIN FOR FRED RANNARD, SR. OPEN WHEEL CLASSIC

The prize money continues to increase for the third annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Open Wheel Classic at Agassiz Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 6th and 7th.
An additional $1,300 has been added to the purse thanks to the generosity of Lester Brothers Racing ($500), Agassiz Speedway superfan Gary Nivens ($500) and former track photographer Leslie McKellar ($300).
This means that a $100 bonus will go to each of the five main event winners on both Friday and Saturday nights. Also, the Leslie McKellar best appearing car award will see $50 awarded to the owner of the most beautifully prepared car in each class. There will also be $50 in bonus money in each division for the long tow and hard luck awards.
The classes competing in this historic event include Midgets (West Coast Focus Midgets, Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midgets, WMRA Midgets), the West Coast Vintage Racers, the American Canadian Dwarf Cars, Jalopies and Legends.
It will be the first race in Agassiz Speedway's 49 year history featuring open wheel cars only. It will also be the first event ever held on a Friday at Agassiz and the first time in over ten years that the 1/4 mile paved oval has hosted a two day show.
The Midgets will be racing for a $1,300 top prize with second through fifth positions paying $700-600-500-400 with sixth place and beyond all receiving $300. The prize money is based on a two day total points format. There will also be $50 for fast time each night for the Midgets sponsored by Tron Fabrication with other contingency awards provided by our friends at Speedmart, Joe's Racing Products and Harding Motorsports Supply.
Agassiz Speedway will be open for practice on Thursday, September 5. Pits open at 3:00 with practice from 4:00-7:00 followed by a complimentary barbecue. Friday and Saturday pits open at 1:00, spectator gates at 4:30, qualifying at 5:00, meet and greet autograph session at 6:00 and racing at 6:30. There will also be plenty of prize giveaways for the fans.
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Thanks to the following for their support of the third annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Open Wheel Classic: Brian's Auto Glass, Goodwin's Greenhouses, Agassiz Speedway superfans Terry Price and Gary Nivens, Lester Brothers Racing, Leslie McKellar, Tron Fabrication, Speedmart, Joe's Racing Products, Harding Motorsports Supply, Gary Taylor (Snohomish, Wa), Leighty Racing (Pacific Beach, Wa), Barry Goodwin (Victoria), Rutz Racing, Shaun Hulbert (Shaun in the Dirt Racing podcast), Deming Speedway, Evergreen Speedway, the Rory Price Memorial Race, Hoosier Tires, Castrol Oil, Superclean, Kasey Kahne Racing, Tony Stewart Racing, the Willison family, the Hemrich family, the Tourond family, the Bennett family, the Woodske family, Sean Edwards Racing, Dolly's Tees, Lordco Auto Parts and Vancouver Giants hockey.

 

 

Craig Dollansky Racing

ZIMMERMAN, MN. (Aug. 20, 2019) – Craig Dollansky and Selvage Motorsports have decided to change some things up after one season, as they’ve competed mainly at Knoxville Raceway as part of the Knoxville Championship Cup Series as well as taking part in this year’s running of the Knoxville Nationals.

The split comes as a mutual agreement between both parties, but both Dollansky and team owner, Dustin Selvage, maintain a good relationship and have become family friends.

Dollansky said the move to step back from the Selvage Motorsports entry mostly stems from his continued recovery from multiple back surgeries and notably, rehabbing an elbow he dislocated in a non-racing incident during the early part of the 2019 season.

“I’m taking a step back right now because I just have to continue with my physical therapy twice a week and get my body back to where it needs to be. Right now, I feel like that’s the best thing for me. I’ve been trying to rush along with my physical therapy and my health during the season this year, and I’ve realized I need to slow it down and take my time with it,” Dollansky said.

“My body and my health will be ready to go for the 2020 season,” Dollansky said assuredly.

Though Dollansky’s 2019 season has tentatively come to a halt, he left the door open for an opportunity to race a time or two in October. He is also working on putting together a schedule to race in New Zealand and Australia over the offseason and for 2020 in the States.

Plans to race in New Zealand and Australia will be released within the next three weeks.

With just one race remaining on the Championship Cup schedule, Dollansky has decided to forego the opportunity to race and offered the ride back to Selvage to race, who recently won a 360 race in the Sprint Invaders Series over the weekend at 34 Raceway.

“Dustin is a great racecar driver and is the one who belongs behind the wheel of his own racecar,” Dollansky said.

Selvage will drive the car at the Championship Cup season finale on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway, eager to get to Knoxville as a driver again. “A lot of these racing partnerships and relationships go south after they’ve run their course, and that is the furthest thing from where Craig and I are at. We’re still great friends and I look up to (Craig) and it’s going to remain that way. There’s no hard feeling whatsoever,” Selvage said.

Dollansky shared his appreciation to Selvage for the opportunity to get back into a sprint car after he thought his career was over, and said, “Dustin, his family, and mine have become very good friends. They’re good people and I very much appreciated our time together.”

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About Craig Dollansky

Craig Dollansky is a professional racecar driver from Elk River, MN and currently resides in nearby Zimmerman. He is married to Julie Dollansky and together, they have two sons, Lucas and Garrett and a daughter, Peyton. Dollansky has raced all over the country during his racing career, and is a 66-time-winner with the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. He was forced to step aside from racing in 2017 due to lingering back injuries sustained in crashes throughout his career. Through an intensive rehabilitation process, Dollansky has worked to regain a clean bill of health and in early 2019, he announced he was going to return to racing sprint cars as a driver. He will run Knoxville Raceway’s weekly sprint car division.

 

 

A Lucky DCRP Fan can Win Big at Saturday’s Sixth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem Event!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 19, 2019) – Mayhem and a potential big cash giveaway to a lucky fan along with numerous other giveaways are on tap for Saturday night as racing action kicks back into high gear atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval in southwest Kansas.

Saturday’s card is headlined by the popular Sixth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event with the IMCA Sport Modifieds battling it out for a $1,000 winner’s share. The card is rounded out by a full slate of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Racing action will get under way at 7:30 p.m.

Along with the tremendous racing action, a lucky fan could pocket as much as $1,500 during the evening. Someone’s ticket will be drawn for the opportunity to roll three dice. Each roll will be worth $500 with three successful rolls netting $1,500.

Woodward, Oklahoma’s Mike Roach reigns as the defending champion of Sport Modified Mayhem after beating Brandon Kenney and 2017 winner Dustin Daniels to the line to become the first two-time winner of the event after topping his first edition in 2015.

Along with Roach and Daniels, other past Sport Modified Mayhem winners include Kaleb Roach in 2016 and Clay Money in the inaugural rendition in 2014.

The IMCA Sport Modifieds have offered up a half dozen winners in nine events atop DCRP clay this season with Dakota Sproul atop the win charts with three triumphs and defending track champion Jeff Kaup with two wins. Those posting single wins include Travis Burger, Mike Lunow, Alex Wiens and Ryan Kirchoff.

Gunning for a sixth track championship in the last seven years, Woodward’s Kaup holds a 37 point lead over Bart Baker in the DCRP championship chase with Brian May and Mike Lunow next on the point chart. Siblings Kyle and Alex Wiens enter the event tied for fifth.

Others leading the way into Saturday’s action include Luke Cranston in DCRP Sprint Cars, William Nusser in IMCA Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Cranston has picked off three wins to open up a 93 point advantage in the Sprint Car ranks over Jeremy Huish, who won the last time out on July 26. Nusser holds a 30 point lead in IMCA Modifieds over Clay Sellard, who had his three-race win streak snapped last time out.

Munoz has won six of nine features to slip out to a 76 point lead over Chris Oliver in the Stock Car chase while Reagan Sellard is 145 points ahead of Skeets Salazar in the Hobby Stock title chase as he vies for a third consecutive track championship on the strength of four wins.

The Sixth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem feature payout is as follows: 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $750, 3rd - $500, 4th - $400, 5th - $350, 6th - $300, 7th - $250, 8th - $200, 9th - $175, 10th - $150, 11th - $125, 12th - $100, 13th - $100, 14th - $100, 15th - $100, 16th - $75, 17th - $75, 18th - $75, 19th - $75, 20th - $75.

Past Sport Modified Mayhem Top Fives…

2018 – 1. Mike Roach, 2. Brandon Kenney, 3. Dustin Daniels, 4. Jeff Kaup, 5. Blaine Walt.

2017 – 1. Dustin Daniels, 2. Kaleb Roach, 3. Ronnie Hults, 4. Jeff Kaup, 5. Blain Walt.

2016 – 1. Kaleb Roach, 2. Dustin Daniels, 3. Austin Walker, 4. Jeff Kaup, 5. Jeremy Sigler.

2015 – 1. Mike Roach, 2. Brandon Kenny, 3. Jeff Kaup, 4. Clay Money, 5. Dustin Daniels.

2014 – 1. Clay Money, 2. Jeff Kaup, 3. Daniel Gottschalk, 4. Austin Walker, 5. Kameron Gruber.

General admission for Saturday’s Sixth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event is just $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 620-225-1000.

In total, the 2019 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for 18 nights of action along with another eight Sunday cards atop the newly-constructed 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals Coming Up Fast - Entry Forms Available!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 20, 2018) – A tradition like no other, I-30 Speedway’s prestigious Short Track Nationals is little more than six weeks away.

The 32nd Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires is set to take place atop the ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval in Little Rock on October 3-5.

A Thursday, October 3, Test ‘N Tune will be followed up a $2,500-to-win preliminary event on Friday and then the 41-lap, $10,041-to-win STN championship finale on Saturday, October 5.

Entries for the event are just $100 and include driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday if submitted by September 27. Entry forms are available at https://i-30speedway.com/flyers/2019STN.pdf. Entries submitted after September 27 do not include the free driver pit pass.

Last October, Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Blake Hahn bested a field of 74 to become the 18th different Short Track Nationals winner. Hahn battled past Memphis shoe Howard Moore on the 13th lap and held point the rest of the way to take the checkered flag ahead of preliminary night winner Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Moore.

Hall of Famers Sammy Swindell and Gary Wright top the STN win charts with five and four triumphs respectively with other past event winners including the likes of 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: 32nd 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 3-5, 2018. (Test ‘N Tune on Thursday, October 3, followed by two full cards of racing action on October 4-5).

The Entry Info: Entry forms available at https://i-30speedway.com/flyers/2019STN.pdf. Entry is just $100 and includes driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday if submitted by September 27. Entries submitted after September 27 does 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 lineups for twin “B” Mains and the “A” Main.

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 that doesn’t race into the Saturday feature will be awarded the 19th and 20th starting positions in the Saturday night STN championship finale. The 21st starting position is reserved for the 2019 I-30 Speedway track champion 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.

The Past Winners:

2018-Blake Hahn

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.

 

 

Apollo’s AJ Flick Wins Third Of Lernerville Sprint Season Friday, Fifth Overall

8/18/19

Apollo, Pa- Flyin’ AJ Flick notched his third win of the sprint car season at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania on Friday night, August 16.

Flick’s third win of the year at the track came aboard the Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Fence Maintenance Service, Ferguson Heating & Air Conditioning, Chernega Construction, Flick Family No. 2 sprint car.

The Apollo Ace blasted around the track on a ‘cowboy – up’ surface to take the lead late and speed to the win.

The 26-year old pilot backed the Lernerville win up on Saturday night with a strong third at Port Royal Speedway in Juniata County against the always-tough Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars.

Flick won the biggest race of his career, worth some $12,000 at the Port Royal track back on August 3.

Back at Lernerville, after a night of struggles on August 9 that resulted in a DNQ, Flick has currently fallen to third in the season point standings despite his August 16 win however he’s just 17 points out of the lead in a quest for his fourth track title.

He’ll go for all the marbles in the final point race of the season at Lernerville coming up this Friday, August 23.

Previous track titles came in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

The August 16 Lernerville event win was the fifth overall of Flick’s season having also scored the Port Royal checkers and another at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio.

The Apollo pilots career sprint car win total now stands at 22 as he looks for more during the rest of his 2019 sprint car tour.

The AJ Flick No. 2 sprint car team wants to thank all of its sponsors for their support.

The success could not happen without the Flick sponsorship fold of:

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group; Fence Maintenance Service, Mars; Ferguson Heating and Air Conditioning, New Kensington; Chernega Construction LLC., New Kensington; Rising Six Cross Fit, Plum; Brammell Excavating, Harrison City; Dr. Neff Eye Care Center, Freeport and Leechburg; Jd Byrider, Monroeville; Johnny Carpet, Freeport and Vandergrift; Sevic Landscape and Supply, New Kensington; Townsend Gas & Oil, Homer City; Stanford’s Glass Service, Apollo; My Place Bar & Grill, Bell, Weld Racing Products, Smith Titanium, King Racing Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Vapor Trail Clothing, Slade Shock Technology, Kinser Air Filters, , Rheem, Showtime Designs, Steel City Indoor Karting, Fluid Film, DMI, TBM Brakes, Penske Shocks and Indy Race Parts.

Learn more about Flyin’ AJ Flick at his official website www.ajflickracing.com and by following the Apollo Ace on twitter @CompleteChaos2

 

 

Starks Earns Top-Five Finish at Jackson Motorplex as Knoxville Finale Nears

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 20, 2019) - Trey Starks scored his third top five of the season at Jackson Motorplex last Saturday to remain in the hunt for the track championship.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver was efficient every time he hit the 4/10-mile oval, which hosted a Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series event.

Starks maneuvered from fourth to second place in a heat race and from third to second in the dash. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the A Main.

"We did a good job of moving forward early in the night to set ourselves up for a great starting position in the main event," he said. "We battled a tight race car, which a lot of drivers did in the feature. That hurt us as far as moving forward, but we had a great race with a couple of drivers between third and fifth."

Starks capped the night with a fourth-place result, which was his fifth overall top five of the season and third in five 360ci winged sprint car starts at Jackson Motorplex this season. He ranks fourth in the championship standings - only 12 points out of the lead with three races remaining.

"We're confident every time we head to Jackson so we're looking forward to the three races at the end of this month," he said. "Now our focus is on wrapping up the season with a strong result at Knoxville this weekend."

The team heads to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this Saturday for the track's season finale. Starks enters the event ranked eighth in the championship standings. He is atop the Rookie of the Year standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 17 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 11 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moose Blocks

Steven "Moose" Brokenshire founded Moose Blocks, Inc., in 2002, in York, Pa. Moose Blocks has developed into is a stable, profitable business offering precision machining and excellent customer service. The company has evolved into a full-service custom machine shop that supplies sprint car parts to dealers all across the United States, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit http://www.MooseBlocks.com.

"Moose Blocks is the leading manufacturer of sprint car components and has been helping the Gobrecht team out for years," Starks said. "We're very appreciative of their support and look forward to representing them in Victory Lane many times."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, FK Rod Ends, Champion Brands, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, Fibreworks Composites, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Security Race Products, Benner's Butcher Shoppe and Darwin L. Martin Trucking for their continued support.

 

 

Bogucki Excited for First Trip to Riverside International Speedway; Fans Can Save Big on SawBlade Products

Inside Line Promotions - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2019) - Scott Bogucki is excited for his first-ever visit to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., this Saturday when his SawBlade.com sponsored team will compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I've never seen Riverside, but talking with other drivers you either hate it or love it," he said. "From what I've heard it's a little bullring that you can rip around the fence and that's what I grew up racing on so I'm excited."

Bogucki has spent the last couple of weeks since the Knoxville Nationals with family and friends, including seeing the sights of Nashville with his family prior to this Saturday's race.

"After Knoxville it was nice to relax and have some fun, but I'm ready to get back to racing," he said.

Bogucki heads into Saturday's event ranked third in the ASCS National Tour championship standings.

Bogucki is just as thrilled for an opportunity for the fans as he has teamed up with SawBlade.com to save race fans money on the great SawBlade products. To learn more, visit https://www.sawblade.com/4/scott .

"It's a great opportunity for fans to get the best products out there," he said. "The discounts detailed on the website have been applied to the affected products site-wide. You have to log in and create an account to receive your discount status. Any product with a flag has been price reduced."

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. Fans will have a chance to win SawBlade.com products at ASCS events by logging onto www.sawblade.com/28.

"It's so cool to be involved with SawBlade and what they are doing not only for my team, but for race fans with the savings program as well," Bogucki said. "They are taking full advantage of their involvement in racing."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, KW Motorsports, Ostrich Race Engines, Weld Wheels, Rod End Supply, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, K1, Rocket Design, Momentum Suspension, Denver Findley, Al Drivelines, PAC, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, and Maxim Chassis for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Takes Tight Patriot Sprint Tour Points Battle to Woodhull This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (Aug. 20, 2019) - Joe Trenca is in the thick of a tight points battle as the Patriot Sprint Tour season begins to wind down.

The Mucci Motorsports driver ranks second in the championship standings - only 38 points out of the lead - entering an event this Saturday at Woodhull Raceway in Woodhull, N.Y.

"We haven't run for points very often in our career, but we committed to the Patriot Sprint Tour season this year so it's been rewarding to be in contention night in and night out," he said. "We have built a lot of confidence this year and we're excited to close out the season with a few more strong runs."

It's been the most consistent season of Trenca's career as he scored his first career win to go along with six top fives and 10 top 10s in 21 starts, some of which came in the 410ci winged sprint car division.

Trenca has also been strong at Woodhull Raceway, earning results of fourth and fifth place, respectively, during a pair of starts this season.

"Any time you've had a lot of success at a track it helps with your confidence returning there," he said. "We have two top fives this season and this Saturday we're looking to take it a step further by earning our first win at the track."

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Woodhull Raceway in Woodhull, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Total Seal Piston Rings

Total Seal, which is based in Phoenix, Ariz., is the leader in piston ring technology. For more information, visit http://www.TotalSeal.com.

"We've used Total Seal products for many years and we really appreciate all of their support throughout my racing career," Trenca said.

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Looks Forward to Returning to the Track This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Aug. 20, 2019) - Kaleb Johnson is aiming to return to action this Saturday after unexpected mechanical woes sidelined him last weekend.

After experiencing some problems with both his 305ci and 360ci engines, Johnson had expected to have those concerns resolved and he planned to compete in both sprint car classes at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., last Saturday. Unfortunately, that was not the case.

"Our 305 didn't get sealed in time for us to race it," he said. "That was kind of a bummer, but that stuff happens. Then we found out that our 360 motor was hurt a little more than we thought, so that wasn't ready either. We just didn't have anything to race."

Johnson expects to have his 305 running this week and is excited about returning to Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., this Saturday, when he plans to get some laps in prior to the IMCA Sprint Car RaceSaver Nationals.

"We haven't raced there that much this year," he said. "I think we've been there three times and the last time was before Memorial Day. We don't have a whole lot of notes to go on for Eagle this year since we haven't raced there as much as in the past. We were there about every other week last year.

"But I'm excited to return there this week since we're planning to try some things we haven't tried there before. If it works, it works. If it doesn't, we'll try something else next week. But the main reason for going there this week is to try some things we haven't tried before and see if we can find a little extra speed."

Johnson is hoping that this weekend could be the turning point to what's been somewhat of a frustrating year due to mechanical ills.

"We haven't had the greatest year due to a number of mechanical issues," he said. "But we're still working hard and we feel there's time to turn it around and finish strong."

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 0 wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.kalebjohnsonracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalebJohnsonRacing22

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Snyder Logging and Tree Service

Located in Jackson, Minn., Snyder Logging and Tree Service is a full tree care and removal service for southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. They offer tree pruning and removal, stump grinding and removal, and land clearing. They are insured and bonded and provide 24-hour emergency service. For more information, call (507) 236-1870 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Snyder-Logging-Tree-Service-453938338304762/ .

"It's great to have Alec supporting us again this year," Johnson said. "It's been exciting to watch his business grow. We appreciate his help."

Johnson would also like to thank Medical Machining Specialists, Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Kat's Hog Heaven, DeBerg Concrete, GRP Motorsports, Sea Foam Products, The Ron Weber Team, TL Racing, Big Al's Diecast, Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans, Dave's Lawn Care and Landscaping and Last Deck for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Increases Lead in MSTS Championship Standings After Top 10 at Jackson

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 20, 2019) - Jack Dover inched one step closer to another championship last Saturday when he scored a top-10 result at Jackson Motorplex.

The eighth-place finish gives Dover a 45-point lead in the Midwest Sprint Touring Series championship standings with five races remaining this season.

Dover, who was driving for Rick and Chris Bowers, opened the MSTS and Midwest Power Series show by winning a heat race after lining up on the outside of the front row. A sixth-place finish in the dash lined him up on the outside of the third row for the A Main.

"The way we had it set up it should have been spinning out in the corners, but it was too hooked up," he said. "I've never ran anything like it. We've ran stiff cars and crazy stagger. I honestly thought I'd spin out and we were way too tight. Eighth place isn't where we wanted to be, but it's another top 10."

The eighth-place result was Dover's 19th top 10 of the season and 11th during MSTS competition. It was also his fourth top 10 of the season at Jackson Motorplex, where he ranks third in the championship standings - only nine points out of the lead.

Dover will return to action this Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and Saturday at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series. He enters the weekend leading the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints championship standings by eight points with six races remaining this season.

"We're excited to go back to I-80," he said. "We were pretty dominant the last time we were there and we've learned a lot more what the car likes since then. And I think we've ran at Off Road seven or eight times and we've won five of them so we can't wait to get there, too."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 17 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 6 (4); Feature: 8 (6).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 7 wins, 15 top fives, 19 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and Saturday at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Speedway Graphics

Speedway Graphics/Action Signs is a full-service sign and graphic shop specializing in vehicle graphics and commercial signs. The company has been in business since 1986 and is centrally located in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Speedway-Graphics-408360385887505/ .

"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, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Husker Diesel, Volvo Trucks of Omaha, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Heavy rains bring end to Fremont fair race

 Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

FREMONT, Ohio - Just as cars were being unloaded into the infield, heavy rains struck at Fremont Speedway, forcing the cancellation of the 305 sprint race on opening night of the 167th Sandusky County Fair.

Pit passes can be used at any upcoming event during the 2019 season at Fremont Speedway.

The next event at "The Track That Action Built" will be Friday, Sept. 6. Kistler Racing Products Night will feature the exciting battle for the first ever Kistler Racing Products/All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group and it's $10,000 payday for the 410 sprints. DJ Foos currently holds a three point advantage over Buddy Kofoid. It's also the championship night for the KS Sales & Service AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales for the 305 sprints with Jamie Miller holding a 63 point lead over John Ivy in the quest for the $2,500 check. The Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will also be in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

 

 

Andrews Uses Late Restart to Garner Second Win of Season at Attica

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (Aug. 20, 2019) - Chris Andrews capitalized on a late-race restart to charge into the lead and drive to his second win of the season at Attica Raceway Park last Friday.

The victory gives Andrews a little more advantage in the track's championship standings heading into championship night this Friday when he seeks his third 410ci winged sprint car title at the oval.

Andrews started last Friday strong, turning the second quickest time in qualifications and then driving from fourth to a second-place finish in his heat race. That made him eligible for the redraw to start in the top 10 of the feature.

"It all starts with qualifying and we've been very strong at that all year, usually qualifying in the top four," he said.

Andrews, who began the main event in the sixth position, rode around in the top four most of the race, even falling back to fifth. However, a tangle involving the second and third-place cars with five laps to go put him second for the restart.

"I've been involved in close point battles before and I guess I was maybe thinking about that a little too much," he said. "I rode around the bottom and middle a lot at the beginning of the race, just trying to be cautious hoping to get a top-three finish. That's not my style at Attica. When that caution came out and I knew I was restarting second, I was like, 'Shit, I just want to win,' and put the car up against the cushion and it stuck. Duane and Ken Mackey and my crew have this car fantastic every time out at Attica."

Andrews, who came into last Friday's race with a scant three-point lead, now takes a 10-point advantage into championship night, which has double points on the line.

"We just need to do what we've done all year - qualify good and get a top three in the heat and the rest should take care of itself," he said. "I can't wait until we get that championship and then concentrate on the last weekend against the All Stars."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (6).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/chrisandrews16c

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Griff's Engines

Griff's Engines was established in 1967 in Sandusky, Ohio, and builds racing, performance, marine and farm/industrial engines. Drawing from a combined 100 years of experience, Griff's has been a player in the very tough Northern Ohio racing scene for over 40 years. Griff's has built engines for everything from offshore power boats, super modifieds, asphalt and dirt late models, asphalt and dirt sprint cars, dirt modifieds, Emods, various drag racing classes and tractor and truck pullers. For more information, visit http://www.GriffsEngines.com.

"A couple of weeks ago we had engine problems and Griff's got us back together and gave us a fantastic engine," Andrews said. "When we win this track championship it's because Griff's worked hard to get us back on the track."

Andrews would also like to thank Kistler Racing Products, Griewahn's Concrete, Scotty's Body Shop and Berryman Racing Shocks for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Airing Live Video of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Lone Star Region Races This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 20, 2019) - Three different live video streams are on tap for RacinBoys All Access subscribers.

The ASCS Sooner Region event on Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour show on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; and the ASCS Lone Star Region race on Saturday at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, will all be aired live from hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews.

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

Additionally, RacinBoys All Access - and On-Demand - subscribers will be able to listen to live audio of the ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region event on Saturday at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, Kan., along with the Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midget Series show at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Saturday.

RacinBoys will continue to showcase PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group this weekend as well.

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

Events around the country this weekend include: the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in South Dakota and Montana; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions in Pennsylvania; the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series in California; the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series in Indiana; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in Ohio; and ASCS regional competition in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas to name a few.

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358 Summer Series Highlights Open Wheel Madness 2 Event at Port Royal Speedway

By- Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- After a weekend highlighted by the Late Model division last week, Port Royal Speedway returns Saturday night with the second edition of Open Wheel madness for 2019!

The three division show will feature the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the Penns Valley Meat Market PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars and the only visit of the season for the 358 Sprint Cars as part of their annual Summer Series.

Logan Wagner picked up his fifth win of 2019 and extended his points lead in the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car division to 400 points last week. Dylan Cisney is currently second in the standings with 2019 Dream Race winner AJ Flick sitting in third -660 points behind. TJ Stutts and Mike Wagner round out the top five.

In the 305 Sprint Car division, Jonathan Jones holds a slim 35 point advantage in the point standings over two-time winner this season, Ken Duke and a 100 point advantage over Devin Adams. Zach Newline (-140) and Nick Sweigart (-155) round out the top five.

While extremely consistent, Jones is still looking for his first win of 2019 at the Junaiata County oval. In the series last visit to the Speedway, Garrett Bard shocked the field to win in his first career 305 start at the speedway.

Rounding out the card for the night will be the 2019 Summer Series 358 Sprint Cars. The annual series has five stops in 2019, with supporting tracks being Williams Grove (2), Lincoln (2) and Port Royal (1). The point fund includes $1000 for first, $500 for second, $400 for third, $300 for fourth and $200 for fifth.

Entering the event, Troy Wagaman Jr. currently leads the standings with 225 points. Doug Hammaker (-15), Kevin Nouse (-35), Dylan Norris (-70) and Kyle Denmyer (-70) make up the top five.

Last year was the first time the 358 Sprint Cars had returned to Port Royal in six years and Jeff Halligan picked up the victory. Mike Lehman(5) is the all-time winningest 358 driver at the Speedway.

The race will pay $1500 to win and $125 to start, with racing beginning at 7pm EST. It will also be $1 Hot Dog Night and Kids Bus Rides will occur during intermission on the track. Children accompanied by parents can get their tickets inside the front gate with Ms. Port Royal Speedway and they will also be able to sign up to become the kids fan of the week as well!

Adults- $17

Senior Citizens (62 and over)- $10 With ID

Students- $7

Pits- $30

 

 

Liggett Hard Charges with USAC/CRA During Eventful Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking in a night of action with the USAC/CRA Series at Perris Auto Speedway, an eventful night would ultimately see Austin Liggett charge from the 22nd starting position and finish eighth as he earned Ellen Ellis Hard Charger Honors.

“It was quite the night, and I have to thank all the teams, and my guys for all of their help and hard work,” Austin Liggett said. “We lost a rear end in hot laps and the Vander Weerd’s let us borrow one, but they then had issues and needed it back after heat race action. Fortunately Moose Racing lent us one for the feature and we were able to make good use out of it and go from 22nd to eighth.”

Following the issues in hot laps, Liggett would head out for time trials with essentially not track time leading into the session and would time in 26th of the 30 cars entered into the pit area.

Lining up ninth in his heat race, the Tracy, CA wheelman would do what he needed in heat race action as he carved his way forward and finished fourth. By way of the finish, Liggett transferred directly into the feature event where he would grid the field from the 22nd starting position.

Borrowing a rear end from Vander Weerd Motorsports after hot laps, they would have issues of their own and need it back. Pulling it out, and helping them get it back in their car, Tom and Lorie Siertich of Moose Racing would offer a spare rear end up for Liggett to use to run the feature event.

Thrashing to get the rear end installed, Liggett would make the call for the feature event where he had his work cut out for him. Mired in traffic, Liggett let it all hang out as he carved his way through the field getting better and better with each and every lap.

When the eventful night came to a close, Liggett took the checkered flag with an eighth place finish and earned the Ellen Ellis Hard Charger Award and took home an additional $2700 that Leland McSpadden was able to raise.

“Man I can’t thank Leland McSpadden and everyone who made the hard charger award so great,” Liggett said. “We had a brutal night, and that really made it all worth it. Thanks to the Vander Weerd’s and Moose Racing for stepping in and helping us out all night, and a big thanks to my Parents and Landon for working so hard all night long.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Tool Technology, Hurst Fabrications, Maxwell Industries, Shine Photography, and Morris Motorsports for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-23, Wins-7, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-18

ON TAP: Liggett returns to action Labor Day Weekend in Calistoga, CA for the Louie Vermeil Classic.

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

 

 

Friday Night Charge To 11th Highlights Blake Carrick’s Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: Two nights of racing action for Blake Carrick would see the youngster put on a very nice charge on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA as he was able to advance from 21st to finish 11th during the Tyler Wolf Memorial.

“Friday night we were really good in the feature and came forward really well,” Carrick said. “Saturday night we were doing the same thing, but we got dumped and then I had an issue with my throttle end our night early.”

Timing in 14th fastest during qualifications on Friday night, Carrick would slip back to finish fifth in his heat race and find himself in the ‘B’ Main. Able to pick up the win, Carrick would move to the feature where he took the green flag from the 21st starting position.

From the back of the pack, Carrick would claw and scratch his way forward as passing would prove to be tough on the heavy and hooked up Silver Dollar Speedway surface. Doing a fine job of coming through the fray, Carrick would close his night out with an 11th place finish.

Heading to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Carrick would time in 20th quick on this night, and again find himself in the ‘B’ Main. Racing into the final transfer position late in the race, Carrick would successfully transfer into the feature event.

Lining up scratch on the field and back in 20th, Carrick would pick up a handful of spots early and find himself up in 14th on the fifth lap when contact would send him into a spin cycle and bring out the yellow.

Going back to the tail end of the field, Carrick would get going again as he slowly worked his way up to 12th as he chased after the Top-10.

On the 12th lap, Carrick would have throttle issues and would come to a stop where he night would come to an end and he would officially be scored 18th.

“Thanks to all my guys for their hard work, and I am really looking forward to a busy week starting on Wednesday,” Carrick added.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be back in action at Placerville Speedway on Wednesday night as he kicks off a four night swing of racing.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-35, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-8

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

 

 

Late Race Contact in Traffic Derails Sanders at Tyler Wolf Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Traveling to Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night with Dale Miller Motorsports to take part in the Tyler Wolf Memorial, late race contact while battling with the leaders in traffic would relegate Justin Sanders to a 13th place finish.

“We timed in well, and had a lot of speed but we still fought something with our engine all night,” Justin Sanders said. “Still, we did what we needed to do, and were in the thick of things late in the race but contact trying to make some moves relegated us to 13th.”

With 30 cars set for action on Friday night, Sanders would time the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. backed No. 4sa machine second fastest which locked them into the Dash.

Picking up the Dash win, Sanders would roll off the starting grid from the fifth starting position as the Dash winner lines up behind the heat winners at Silver Dollar Speedway.

On a lightening fast racing surface, passing would prove to be challenging, and with the engine still not quite where the team wanted it, that also factored in passing being a bit difficult.

Patiently working around the bullring, Sanders would remain in the thick of things as he be challenge the likes of Sean Becker, Kyle Hirst, and even Andy Gregg during the duration of the feature.

A late race battle would see the Top-5 racing under a blanket and trying to maneuver slower traffic while battling for position, contact late in the race would result in Sanders looping the Dale Miller Motorsports machine before restarting and finishing 13th.

“There was a tight pack of us all going for it, and I just got into the back of Andy Gregg and it looped our car,” Sanders said. “We will keep working at it, and try again in Chico, CA in a couple of weeks.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic, Inc., North County Plastering, Anrak Corporation, Yuba-Sutter Aviation, Frank’s Body Shop, Wion’s Powder Coating, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, and Vortex Wings for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 13, Wins- 1, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-8

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders are scheduled to travel to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on September 4th to open the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

 

 

 

Ben Worth 14th in SDS Debut with THE Development

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to the seat of the Tiner Hirst Development No. 94TH on Friday night, Ben Worth made his debut at Silver Dollar Speedway during the Tyler Wolf Memorial and did a nice job cutting his first laps around the ¼ mile bullring.

“Friday night went really well for the most part,” Ben Worth said. “I have a lot of fun racing with the Tiner Hirst Enterprise team, and we timed in well and made the Dash which was great.”

With 30 cars checked in for the Tyler Wolf Memorial, Worth timed the THE backed entry in sixth quickest in qualifying time trials.

With the track’s unique format that they have in place for the 2019 season, Worth locked into the Fast Dash where his fifth place finish would line him up ninth in the 30-lap feature event.

As the race came to life, Worth would hold his own has he battled hard inside the Top-10 against some stiff competition and some seasoned SDS driver. On the heavy surface, Worth would continue to run 10th until the race’s halfway point.

Slipping back to 12th with 10-to-go, Worth would slip over the edge of the track on the 21st lap and bring out the caution. Restarting with nine to go, Worth would pick up a few positions and finish his night off with a 14th place finish.

“It was great to get up to Chico, CA and race, and I really can’t wait to do it again,” Worth added. “Thanks to everyone that makes this possible for me, and to the THE guys for working so well with me.”

The Tiner Hirst Enterprise Racing team would like to thank Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Larry Davis Farms, GP Development, Wright Process Systems, Fisher Racing Engines, SRP, Wilwood, XYZ Machine, DMI, HRP, Sway Away, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Sway Away, Schoenfeld, Warehouse Paint, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: THE Development and Ben Worth are still finalizing their next date.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tiner Hirst Enterprise by following along via Twitter @TinerHirstEnterprise, or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com/tinerhirstenterprise.

 

 

Ryan Bernal 8that Johnny Key Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night, Ryan Bernal and Tarlton Motorsports checked in at Ocean Speedway to take part in the 59thAnnual Johnny Key Classic where Bernal would take home an eighth place finish as he now turns his attention back to the King of the West Series with Speedweek kicking off this week.”

“It was a pretty decent night for our race team,” Ryan Bernal said. “We started the night really well by winning our heat and the Dash, but in the feature I dropped a few spots early and then the rubber came in and there wasn’t a whole lot we could do.”

Timing the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum backed No. 21 machine in 12thfastest in qualifying time trials, Bernal would flex his muscle in heat race action and pick up the win on an extremely slick Ocean Speedway surface.

Moving into the Dash, Bernal would continue to have a very strong night, as he would pick up the win, and put the potent Tarlton Motorsports machine on the pole of the 50-lap feature event.

When the feature event came to life, Bernal would slip back a few positions as patience would be the game plan for the extended feature on this night. Even with pre race track prep, the surface would blow off quickly and things would get extremely slick in the first 25-laps of the race.

Back in eighth when the red flag flew for the scheduled stop, rubber would go down when the race came back to life. Unable to do much once the rubber was down, Bernal would hang on to pocket an eighth place finish during the track’s crowned jewel event.

“You hate to go backwards when you’re starting up front, but in a long race like that you have to play it smart and it just didn’t work out with the rubber going down,” Bernal said. “Really excited about four straight KWS races this week starting Wednesday night. Thanks to Paul Baines, the Tarlton Family, and everyone that plays a part in supporting myself and this team.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, NOS Energy Drink, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 17, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 8, Top 10’s: 14.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports and Ryan Bernal kick off King of the West Speedweek on Wednesday night at Placerville Speedway. Thursday the scene shifts to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA before a two-day show at Stockton Dirt Track to cap it all off.

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

To keep up with Ryan Bernal, give him a follow on Twitter at @bernal_ryan.

 

 

Carrick Lands on Jacksonville Speedway Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA: A busy week of racing action in Illinois for Tanner Carrick and his Keith Kunz Motorsports was highlighted by a great Sunday night run in Jacksonville, IL that saw Carrick advance from eighth to pick up a third place finish.

“It was a pretty good trip to IL for our team,” Carrick said. “We had a little bad luck Friday night, but on Thursday and Sunday we were really fast.”

Thursday night saw Carrick check in at FALS in Fairbury, IL where he would pick up a second place finish in heat race action aboard the Craftsman/CVC/TRD backed entry.

Moving into the feature event, the Lincoln, CA driver would take the green flag from the ninth starting position. From the fifth row he would quickly get moving forward as he charged towards the front.

Carrick would get up into the third position as he looked for another podium finish with his KKM team but contact late would see him get shoved up the racetrack which would kill his momentum.

When he was able to get back going, he had lost a ton of track position, but still kept his machine inside the Top-10 as he picked up a ninth place finish.

Friday night action at Lincoln Speedway would see Carrick again finish second in heat race competition, but the feature event would see him finish his night early as a parts failure would force a DNF.

Following a Saturday night rain out, Sunday saw the end of a busy week take place at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL.

Finishing fifth in his heat race, Carrick would move into a qualifier where his third place finish would line him up eighth in the feature event.

On the racy bullring, Carrick would charge hard as he had a very strong machine underneath him. Working his way up into third, the lead duo had built up a sizeable gap and Carrick desperately needed a late caution.

Not having that fortune, Carrick still capped off the busy weekend of racing with a podium finish by way of his third place run.

“I really was hoping for a late yellow to bunch everyone back up on Sunday,” Carrick said. “Unfortunately it just didn’t play out, but still great to finish third. It was a fun week, and now time to head home and do some sprint car racing.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-36, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-19

ON TAP: Carrick will head home and climb aboard his Tanner Carrick Racing Sprint Car as he will be in action four consecutive nights this week starting Wednesday night in Placerville, CA.

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

 

 

Ian Madsen Hard Charges In North Dakota

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kicking the unofficial second half of the season off on Friday night in Grand Forks, ND at River Cites Speedway, Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team had a very nice run that saw them charge up to a fourth place finish.

“We had a tough draw for time trials, and knew we had a good piece as we laid down a decent time on a pretty slow track,” Madsen said. “In the feature we got ripping, and I wish we had a late caution. We were getting better and I am curious to see if we could have made a run at a podium.”

Timing in seventh fastest on a track that was slowing tremendously in time trials, Madsen would like the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed entry up in the second row of his heat race.

With some minor track prep taking place before heats, there was a ton of passing to be done with the conditions, and Madsen’s fourth place finish put him 10th on the starting grid for the feature event.

When the race went green, Madsen would actually catch a rut and upset his car causing him to slip back to 12th during the race that ultimately saw two extended red flag periods.

Settling into a groove, the Australian native would get his machine digging forward rapidly as he worked the bullring and found himself up in fourth late in the race.

Laps were clicking off extremely fast as the leaders worked through traffic, and Madsen never would have a shot to battle for the podium. When the checkered dropped, Madsen accepted it in the fourth spot as the team now turn their attention to South Dakota and Montana this weekend.

“I have to thank my guys for all of their hard work and efforts,” Madsen said. “Knoxville wasn’t great for us, and we were disappointed, but to bounce back and start our trip West out with a strong run is just what we needed.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, P1 Race Wear, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-54, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 9, Top 10’s-26

ON TAP: Ian and the KCP Racing will be back in action with the World of Outlaws at Black Hills Speedway on Friday night and Big Sky Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

Smith Rallies Three Top-Fives in PA
Mandee Pauch Relations – August 20, 2019 – Ryan Smith highlighted three nights of racing last weekend with three top-five finishes in the Heffner Racing No.72 sprint car.

The team kicked off their three-day weekend at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night.

Smith started fifth in his heat race and drove through to finish second, which lined him up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

“We got to second with about 10 laps into the race,” he said. “We had a yellow with three to go. I was all over the leader; I just couldn’t stay close enough to him to pull a trigger on a slider without it getting risky.”

Smith felt it was the fastest the No.72 car had been at the Grove all year and is looking to come back this coming weekend and capitalize.

Saturday afternoon saw the team back at Lincoln Speedway for a draw show.

By luck of the draw, Smith rolled off sixth in his heat race. He maneuvered his way through the heat to finish in second-place.

Two dashes were held which determined the drivers starting spot for the main event.

Smith ran fifth in the dash, which lined him up fifth for the main event.

“We were up to third,” Smith noted. “We were right there with the guys up front. I got a little too greedy with my wing and made myself too tight. By the time I got back to the front I ended up finished fourth. I had a good car but made a couple of mistakes. We were in the hunt thought.”

Smith closed out Saturday night with a solid fourth-place finish.

The Heffner Racing team wrapped up their three-day weekend on Sunday at Trail-Way Speedway.

“We took the 360 car to a 410 show,” added Smith. “It was my first time running a sprint there, but I knew it was a pretty small track.”

Smith qualified third from his fifth-place starting spot in the heat, placing him into the top-12 redraw.

Smith rolled off on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

“We got it dialed in for the feature and had gotten up to fifth when the rain came,” he said. “The rain forced the track to cancel the remainder of the race, so they cut it five laps short.”

It was a strong weekend for the Heffner Racing No.72 team with three top-five finishes.

Next on tap for the team will be a four-day weekend with the All Star Circuit of Champions in town. Smith will be at Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove, Lincoln, and BAPS Motor Speedway.

Heffner Racing would like to give a special congratulations to Billy Pauch Jr on picking up the 2019 Action Track USA USAC SpeedSTR Championship in the Heffner Racing No.72 SpeedSTR.

RYAN SMITH QUICK RESULTS -

August 16 – Williams Grove Speedway – Heat: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (4)
August 17 – Lincoln Speedway – Heat: 2 (6); Feature: 3 (3)
August 18 – Trail-Way Speedway – Heat: 3 (5); Feature: 5 (8)

RYAN SMITH SEASON STATS –

39 races– 2 wins, 19 top five’s, 27 top 10s

MEDIA LINKS –

Heffner Racing
Website: www.heffnerracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HeffnerRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/HeffnerRacing

Ryan Smith
Website: www.ryansmithracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RyanSmithKunkletownKid
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ryansmith410

APPAREL –

Find Ryan Smith apparel available at their racecar trailer during events they compete in this season as well as at S&S Speedways and on the Ryan Smith Racing Facebook Page

RYAN SMITH SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Blazer’s Body Shop

“Ben had been a longtime supporter of Greg and has continued with us this year,” Smith said. “He takes care of all our paint jobs and comes to the track and is a great part of the team. They’re great people, the kind of people you need in this sport.”

Smith would also like to thankHeffner Racing Enterprises, Lelands Auction, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Red Robin Catering, CnB Chubby, Selinsgrove Speedway, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Blazer’s Body Shop, Hodnett & Co. RRi Designs, Specialty Rigging Company, Trent Gower Photography, Packer’s Concessions, Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants, Diversified Machine Inc, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Slade Shock Technology, K1 Racegear, CR Graphics, Butler Built Seats, Rider Engines, Maxim Race Cars, and PAC Springs for their continued support.

 

 

OUTLAW MODS IN THE SPOTLIGHT SATURDAY AT SHARON FOR THE "BICKERSTAFF CUP" SERIES FINALE PAYING $3000 TO-WIN; RUSH SPRINTS RETURN; FINAL NIGHT OF POINTS FOR STOCKS & RUSH MODS
by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH August 20, 2019 The 90th anniversary season is now in the homestretch, but a lot of big events remain over the course of the next month at Sharon Speedway. Up next is another Menards "Super Series" event on Saturday night (August 24), but this time it's the Outlaw Mods in the spotlight for their "Bickerstaff Cup" Series finale. They will be joined by the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars along with the final night of points for the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars and the HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. It's Allegheny Tool, Graham Machine, and A&MP Electric Night. In addition, it's the rescheduled Twin-State Auto Racing Club Night with free grandstand admission for card-carrying members. Race time is 7 p.m.

Saturday's $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start Outlaw Mods (IMCA/UMP-type) show will be the fourth and final event for the inaugural "Bickerstaff Cup" Series that honors and remember the career of former great, Jim Bickerstaff, Sr. Bickerstaff is the all-time winningest Super Late Model driver in the history of Sharon with 42 victories. Saturday's feature will be 33 laps in honor of the first race number Bickerstaff ran.

Will there be a fourth different winner in four races!? The inaugural event on June 8 saw Brian Ruhlman top a huge field of 40 cars for the $1,200 payday, while Mike Potosky captured the $1,200 "John C. Rebhan Memorial" on June 22, and most recently this past Saturday night saw Dan Davies race to the lead and fend off Ruhlman for the $1,200 victory. Ironically it was the first career Sharon win for both Ruhlman and Potosky as they became the 53rd and 54th different drivers all-time to win an E-Mod race at Sharon.

The top eight in passing points on Saturday night will run an eight-lap dash to determine the first four rows of the feature. The dash is sponsored by Leonard Truck & Trailer and will pay $100 to-win, $60 for second and $40 for third.

The following contingencies are also up for grabs; Burgan Realty Hard Charger $75 (overall Series hard charger will get $200); Dickson Racing Shocks $100 to the Hard Luck driver; Close Racing Supply $25 to each heat race winner and $100 gift certificate to each nightly winner; Penguin City Beer one case of beer to each nightly winner; Hoosier Tire, two tires given away at the drivers meeting.

Saturday will also decide the "Bickerstaff Cup" Series Championship that pays back five positions thanks to Graham Machine, Blue Wolf Tavern, and Airport Auto with $1,000 going to the champion. Ruhlman currently leads the points by 23 over Potosky, Mike Kinney, Joe Gabrielson, and Gary Eicher with Butch Lambert just seven points out of fifth. A total of 50 different drivers have competed in the four events.

The Outlaw Mod Rules are posted at SharonSpeedway.com and can be found by clicking Drivers and then Rules. For more information on the Series, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Sharon-Speedways-2019-Outlaw-Modified-Bickerstaff-Cup-Series-581138452385271.

The RUSH Sprint Cars have joined up with the Outlaw Mods at all three "Bickerstaff Cup" Series events this year, while unfortunately being rained out six other times including three special events. Defending Series Champion, Chad Ruhlman, won the June 8 show as he was able to rip the fence to edge out Brian Woodhall for the victory and did the same last Saturday night to edge out Zach Morrow.

Woodhall meanwhile captured his first career Series win on June 22. Woodhall also continues to lead the $5,000 to-win RUSH Weekly Series points over Brad Blackshear, who was the inaugural Econo Mod Champion back in 2010 and won his first RUSH race this year at Bradford. Third through fifth are Zach Morrow, a recent winner at Pittsburgh, Brandon Blackshear, and Jeremy Weaver, a former RUSH Sportsman Modified Sharon winner.

After a week off, the Stock Cars return for their points finale and their final tune-up before the $10,000 to-win "Steel Valley Nationals" on September 7. The Stocks have produced strong car counts with over full fields of cars allowing them to race for the $700 to-win purse structure on all but one night this season. It's been a season of drivers ending winless droughts. On May 18, Bobby Whitling won for the first time at Sharon since 2012. June 8 saw Chris McGuire end nearly a two year winless streak. On June 29, Curt J. Bish ended a four-year winless drought before winning again on August 3. And most recently, Paul Davis captured his first win in over two years on August 10. The only winner that hasn't ended a victory drought has been Chris Schneider, who has wins on May 11 and July 27.

The Gibson Insurance Agency Championship race is pretty tight with Bish leading defending champion, McGuire, by eight points. Davis is third, but has no shot at advancing into the top two spots in points. Shaun Hooks is fourth, but only 14 points separate positions four through eight as Andy Thompson, Noah Brunell, Schneider, and Brian Carothers are hot on his heels in fifth through eighth respectively. Jamie Scharba and four-time track champion Steve D'Apolito are ninth and 10th.

The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds have had two successful Touring Series events in two of the last three Saturdays with 28 and 33 cars respectively as Garrett Krummert swept both events. Eligible racers shared in $23,000 of product giveaways last Saturday night for their Manufacturers Night. Now the division focuses on the final night of track points before a $600 to-win show on Friday, August 30 and the $800 to-win season finale for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring as part of the "Apple Festival Nationals" September 20-21.

2017 track champion, Kole Holden, has had a very consistent season finishing no worse than fourth in all nine events this season to lead the HTMA/Precise Racing Products points by 19 over three-time winner, Chas Wolbert. Holden, who has one win this season, is looking to become the first repeat champion in the history of the division. Two-time winner and current RUSH Weekly Series points leader, Rob Kristyak, is five points behind Chas Wolbert. Completing the top 10 are Tony Tatgenhorst, Jacob Jordan, Josh Deems, Gary Haupt, Kyle Martell, Amelia Clay, and Greg Porter.

At the end of the night, the "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire will take place. To date there have been five different winners in eight races. Tatgenhorst became the only three-time winner last Saturday night with his second straight win and he'll start no better than 12th in the "Wheelman" on Saturday night. One-time winner, Cameron Nastasi, has an eight-point lead on Amelia Clay, who has one win, with Tatgenhorst, Jacob Jordan, and Greg Porter completing the top five of the points paying positions for RUSH members.

Outlaw Mod Feature Payoff: 1. $3,000 2. $1,000 3. $600 4. $475 5. $450 6. $425 7. $400 8. $375 9. $350 10. $325 11-24. $300. Non-Qualifiers/Tow $50.

Pits will be open throughout the afternoon on Saturday with pit passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while the main grandstands open at 5. Drivers meeting at 6:15 p.m. Heat races are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $13. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be reserved on race night in the track office. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE! Pit passes are $30. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

The "Battle at the Border" will feature the World of Outlaws Late Models on August 30 and 31. Friday night will feature a complete show for $6,000 to-win along with the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds for $600 to-win. Saturday will see the Super Late Models battle for $15,000 to-win and will be joined by the Elite Series for the Econo Mods racing for $500 to-win. Tickets are on sale at SharonSpeedway.com.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter @sharonspdwy.



 


Zearfoss finishes second at Plymouth; Back to the Keystone State

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (August 19, 2019) – Despite kicking-off his weekend with mechanical woes at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss rebounded in a big way on Saturday night at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, and scored a podium run.

Zearfoss, driver of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/River City Wood Products/No. 70 sprint car, finished second during his visit to northern Indiana, rallying ahead two spots after starting fourth on the feature grid.

Despite falling just short of the overall goal, Zearfoss was in a prime position to score his third All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2019 season, but a lapped car that was trapped between himself and race leader, Aaron Reutzel, on the final circuit kept Zearfoss at bay.

The Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native was scored 16th at I-96 Speedway one night prior.

“We had some mechanical issues on Friday, but we made up for that on Saturday – big time,” Zearfoss said, who owns a pair of All Star victories in New York in 2019. “We are pumped about running second, but we are even more excited about getting back to our homebase for a few weeks. We haven’t been home in nearly a month. I’m excited to get back in my own bed.”

Brock Zearfoss will resume his All Star Circuit of Champions schedule with a four-pack in the Keystone State. The four-day invasion of Central Pennsylvania will ignite on Thursday evening, August 22, at the always-racey Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania.

Action will move to the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, August 23, followed by a visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown on Saturday, August 24. The weekend will conclude on Sunday, August 25, at BAPS Motor Speedway near York Haven.

The events at Grandview Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway will each award $5,000 top prizes. The format at Williams Grove Speedway will feature twin main events, each awarding $4,000 paydays. Brock Zearfoss will enter the weekend fifth in the current All Star driver championship chase.

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

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

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

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

2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2019 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 13
Top-10s: 25

2019 Wins: 2 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019)

2019 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes [6th, 8th] against All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park (Fla.). Finished sixth from 13th during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on March 10. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on March 16 & 17. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 23. Finished fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Rallied from 16th to finish seventh at Port Royal Speedway on April 6. Earned a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished third during All Star action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 11. Rallied from 11th to finish second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Finished sixth during Sprint Car World Championship preliminary main event on Friday, May 31. Earned first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions victory during visit to Outlaw Speedway on Friday, June 7. Finished fifth at Stateline Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Earned a pair of fourth place finishes during Ohio Sprint Speedweek; Muskingum County Speedway and Wayne County Speedway. Finished fifth in final Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings. Completed July All Star/PA Sprint Speedweek swing that included two All Star top-ten finishes and two PA Speedweek top-ten finishes. Finished sixth during All Star action at Orange County Fair Speedway on July 13. Earned second All Star victory of season at Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 14. Qualified for $175,000-to-win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 20. Finished sixth at Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, July 25. Finished eighth at Jackson Motorplex on Friday, July 26. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered]. Finished second during start at Plymouth Speedway.

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Speed Shift TV will join All Stars for two events in Central Pennsylvania

AVON, Ind. (August 19, 2019) – Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will visit the heart of Posse Country during the coming weekend, set to invade four tracks in four days throughout much of Central Pennsylvania.

The traveling All Stars will visit Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway, respectively, during their weekend road trip, and with high car counts and high paydays, fans from coast-to-coast will want to join in on the action. Luckily for all open wheel enthusiasts, Speed Shift TV will be on hand to bring live All Star competition during two of the four events; Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 24, and BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 25.

Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, gives fans multiple purchasing avenues to watch Tony Stewart’s All Stars from the comfort of their own home. Fans currently subscribing to Speed Shift TV’s monthly VIP subscription will have viewing access for each of the upcoming events at Lincoln and BAPS. Those not wanting to subscribe to Speed Shift TV’s monthly VIP subscription can still watch desired All Star Circuit of Champions events with a respective single race pass.

Those seeking additional information regarding Speed Shift TV, as well as literature regarding Speed Shift TV’s VIP subscription and pay-per-view broadcasts, are encouraged to visit Speed Shift TV on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

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About Speed Shift TV:
Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motorsports marketing, production and live streaming
providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an
audience nationwide and beyond. Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers. For more information, please visit www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

With the exception of select events, fans who purchase Speed Shift TV’s monthly VIP subscription will have the capability to watch nearly all of the All Star Circuit of Champions events on the 2019 Series schedule. The events at Jackson Motorplex on July 26, as well as the events at Port Royal Speedway on September 6 & 7, will still be available on Speed Shift TV, but will be conducted as separate pay-per-view broadcasts.

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Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports, LLC provides professional press and media distribution to multiple short track teams and organizations from around the United States.

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Westfall scores top-five during Gaines Memorial at Lawrenceburg; Kokomo Smackdown ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (August 19, 2019) – Although the weekend ignited on a bad note, actually getting caught up in a last lap incident during their visit to Gas City Speedway on August 16, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports did their best to rebound during their visit to Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, August 17 – and rebound is exactly what they did.

Hurrying back to their consistent ways, Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports climbed ahead two spots during their Dick Gaines Memorial appearance at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday evening and finished fourth at the final checkers.

Westfall was racing in the seventh position when the scuffle occurred at Gas City Speedway; the team was scored 19th.

“Those things are going to happen. All we can do is shake it off and try again next time,” Ray Marshall said of Gas City, owner of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Crazy Lady Restaurant and Bar/Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M entry, known otherwise as the ‘Bumblebee Express.’ “The team persevered well and rallied at Lawrenceburg. That’s what I like to see.”

Up next on the schedule, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will make their way to Kokomo Speedway for the 2019 edition of Smackdown; a four-day showstopper that will ignite officially on Wednesday, August 21. The USAC National Sprint Car Series sanctioned program will extend through Saturday, August 24. Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will determine whether they participate in the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) portion of the Saturday program, or the USAC portion, later in the week.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Crazy Lady Restaurant and Bar/Hempy Water/DPI Ink

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans should ‘Like’ Matt Westfall Racing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/, as well as keep up with Ray Marshall Motorsports on all of the available social media channels including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/.

Fans can find Ray Marshall Motorsports on the Web at: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/.

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Matt Westfall earned four Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) victories, the most ever attained by a driver during a single season. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3.

2019 Wins: 3 (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – April 13), (Fremont Speedway – BOSS – July 13), (Limaland Motorsports Park – Weekly – August 2)

2019 Highlights: Earned Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) opening night win at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3. Finished 13th against stout #LetsRaceTwo field at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 10. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 17; led first 16 laps. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 31. Rallied from 10th to second during BOSS Series action at Moler Raceway Park on Friday, June 7. Charged from 12th to fourth during main event action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Climbed from eighth to fourth at Gas City Speedway on June 21. Finished fourth during BOSS Series action at Lernerville Speedway on June 28. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday, June 29. Finished seventh during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 3. Finished 10th during USAC’s Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway on July 5. Finished sixth from 15th at Gas City Speedway on July 12. Earned BOSS Series victory at Fremont Speedway on July 13; second BOSS win of the year. Finished sixth at Eldora Speedway on July 17 during #LetsRaceTwo make-up feature. Finished third during BOSS Series action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 27. Earned victory at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, August 2. Earned back-to-back third place finishes during BOSS action at Gas City and Oakshade Raceway. Finished fourth during Dick Gaines Memorial at Lawrenceburg Speedway on August 17.


Cory Haas wins two out of three; All Star weekend ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (August 19, 2019) – It is often said that the first victory is always the hardest to achieve. Well, for Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports, the cliche proved true, but the team made up for lost time by scoring two victories in three days.

Haas, driver of the John Trone’s Trone Outdoor Motorsports/Trone Outdoor Advertising/Wicked Cushion/Bricker’s/Old Republic Distillery/Creekside Auto Sales/No. 39 sprint car, scored his pair of victories during action at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 16, as well as at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 18. Impressive enough, Haas’ triumph at The Grove scored the Dallastown-native a $4,000+ top prize, now with a combined three victories at the world-famous half-mile over the last two seasons.

A bonus in some respect, Haas did not have to race the entire distance during his visit to Trail-Way on Sunday, as Mother Nature made her presence known with 23 laps checked off the counter.

“Finally,” Cory Haas said, who led every lap on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. “I think the speed has been there all year, we just needed to put an entire evening together. I can’t say enough about this team. It hasn’t been easy working a full-time job and racing, but my team makes it possible. I’m excited to see what the weekend brings.”

Between his victories, Haas scored an 11th place finish at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 17; a rally from row ten.

Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports will continue their 2019 campaign with a trio of starts against the All Star Circuit of Champions. Tentatively, Haas plans to join Tony Stewart’s traveling series at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 23, Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 24, and BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 25. The events at Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway will each award $5,000 top prizes. The format at Williams Grove Speedway will feature twin main events, each awarding $4,000 paydays.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Cory Haas and John Trone would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Trone Outdoor Advertising, Wicked Cushion, Eagle Evergreens, Bricker’s, DMI, Bulldog Rear Ends, York PB Truss, Maxim Chassis, Connecticut Oil Kings, KSE, Wings Unlimited, QA1 Shocks, Old Republic Distillery, Creekside Auto Sales, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Follow Cory Haas on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/665179853507583/. Keep up with Cory Haas online at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www.troneoutdoormotorsports.com.

STATS:
2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway – 4/6, Williams Grove Speedway – 9/2)

2018 Highlights: Cory Haas earned his first top-five finish of the 2018 season on Saturday, March 17, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Finished sixth during Lincoln Speedway’s Sprint Spring Championship. Earned victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 6. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 7. Finished eighth during Walt Dyer Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 25. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 1. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway (3rd) and Lincoln Speedway (6th) on Friday and Saturday, June 8-9. Finished second during Weldon Sterner Memorial at Lincoln Speedway on June 16. Finished third during World of Outlaws Tune-Up at Williams Grove Speedway on July 13. Earned two top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Finished third at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 4. Finished ninth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 11. Finished seventh against All Stars at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 25. Won Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway for a third time on Sunday, September 2. Finished 12th during 2018 Williams Grove Speedway National Open featuring the World of Outlaws. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove on October 5; fourth during regular show and sixth during Al Hamilton Tribute.

2019 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway – 8/16) (Trail-Way Speedway – 8/18)

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 17. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Qualified for Keith Kauffman Classic main event at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished fifth (started second) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway [double features] on Friday and Saturday, May 10 & 11; eighth, seventh, and fifth, respectively. Finished eighth during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway on June 1. Finished ninth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 14. Earned three top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek; ninth during Williams Grove Speedway opener, fifth during Lincoln Speedway start on night two, and ninth during Greg Hodnett Classic/Speedweek finale at Port Royal Speedway. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on July 19. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on July 20. Highlighted Summer Nationals weekend at Williams Grove Speedway with 11th place finish against World of Outlaws. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 2. Finished seventh at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Earned two wins in three days; Williams Grove Speedway on August 16 and Trail-Way Speedway on August 18.


T.J. Michael hard charges at Attica

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (August 19, 2019) – Although finishing short of attaining his second victory of the 2019 season, the ‘Texas Traveler’ T.J. Michael put on an impressive display during action at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, August 16, and rallied from 15th to finish sixth. The passing exhibition not only landed the Plano, Texas-native another mark in his season’s top-ten column, but the performance also solidified Michael as the evening’s hard charger, an award which is given to the driver who advances the most feature positions.

Impressive enough, the driver of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Architectural Stone/Crown Battery/Fremont Fence Company/Pro-Tech Services/Wood Heating and Air Conditioning/Kear’s Speed Shop/Wings Unlimited/Soul Fully Rooted/Big D’s Pizza/No. 8M sprint car was well on his way to a second consecutive top-ten performance during action one night later at Wayne County Speedway, but a flat tire ended all momentum. The flat occurred as Michael was making a bid for the third spot.

“Those things happen. We’ll shake that off and move forward. We know how fast we were,” T.J. Michael said, who earned a first-ever 410c.i. victory during Rick Ferkel Classic action at Waynesfield on August 2. “Things are good right now. Our confidence is high, and so is our momentum. I’m excited to see how these new few weeks unfold.”

T.J. Michael will continue his 2019 campaign with another doubleheader in the Buckeye State, first returning to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, August 23.

Pending a late week decision, Michael will either return to Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 24, or go further east to Sharon Speedway.

SPECIAL THANKS:
T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kear’s Speed Shop, Wings Unlimited, Soul Fully Rooted, Big D’s Pizza.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

STATS:
2016 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24. Earned B-main victory on Saturday, June 3, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Charged from 26th to finish 12th at Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 19, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Orange County (NY) Fair Speedway on Saturday, July 29.

2018 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes with OVSCA on Friday and Saturday, May 11-12; fifth at Hilltop Speedway (Millersburg, Ohio) and seventh at Wayne County (Ohio) Speedway. Earned top-ten (6th) finish with FAST Series at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 26. Charged from 19th to finish eighth at Attica on Friday, June 1, followed by a charge from 18th to finish 10th at Fremont on Saturday, June 2. Rallied from 12th to sixth during All Star/Speedweek A-main at Sharon Speedway on June 19. Advanced from 18th to 12th during Atomic Speedway/Speedweek make-up feature on June 23. Finished second during FAST action at Attica on June 29. Battled from 15th to eighth during FAST action at Fremont on June 30. Finished seventh at Fremont Speedway during FAST action on July 7. Joined the World of Outlaws and qualified for the Brad Doty Classic main event and finished 19th (50 cars). Rallied from 19th to finish 12th at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 27. Finished fifth at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 28. Charged from eighth to finish second at Wayne County Speedway on August 25. Highlighted Labor Day weekend with a charge from 23rd to 13th at Wayne County Speedway.

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with a visit to Posse Country [Lincoln Speedway] on Saturday, March 30. Finished tenth at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 6. Finished fifth during FAST Series action at Sharon (Ohio) Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Finished seventh during AFCS action at Attica Raceway Park on June 28. Finished eighth at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, June 29. Rallied from 13th to finish seventh at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 5. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes during action at Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway on July 12 & 13: eighth at Attica and third from tenth at Wayne County. Finished sixth at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 26. Finished second at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, July 27. Earned first-ever victory during Waynesfield Raceway Park start on Friday, August 2; win worth $5,000. Finished second at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 3. Hard Charged to a sixth place finish at Attica Raceway Park on August 16,

2019 Wins: 1 (Waynesfield Raceway Park – FAST Series – August 2)

 

Michalski tenth during visit to Trail-Way Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (August 19, 2019) – After a tough outing at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway that forced a charge from the back to finish 19th after suffering from a flat tire, Penndel, Pennsylvania’s Brett Michalski rebounded in a big way on Sunday night at Trail-Way Speedway and earned a top-ten performance.

The top-ten appearance ended a stretch of tough luck and tough results that dated back to a top-ten finish at Lincoln Speedway on July 13.

Although the evening was ultimately cut off on lap 23 due to Mother Nature, the 2018 Lincoln Speedway Rookie of the Year and recent Central Pennsylvania main event winner hung on to finish tenth after staring in the exact same position. Michalski kicked-off the evening with a win during his respective heat race.

“Overall, it was a good weekend for our team,” Brett Michalski said, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/No. 73B sprint car. “It kinda sucks we got that flat on Saturday, but to rebound for a top-ten finish on Sunday at Trail-Way gives us a little extra kick before our big weekend ahead. I’m excited to see how things unfold.”

Up next on the schedule, Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports will join Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions for three events in four days, following the winged sprint car series to Grandview Speedway on August 22, Lincoln Speedway on August 24, and BAPS Motor Speedway on August 25. All three programs will award a $5,000 top prize.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to keep track of Brett Michalski Motorsports on all of the available social media outlets including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BJMMotorsports/

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Earned 2018 Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors. Earned Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway heat race victories. Finished 11th in the final Lincoln Speedway standings.

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker. Rallied from 17th to finish 13th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Earned first-ever 410 sprint car win during action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 13. Finished tenth at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 18.

2019 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway – 6/8/2019)


Tough luck for Baker during Attica and Wayne County outings

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHREVE, Ohio (August 19, 2019) – If it was not for bad luck, ‘T-Rev’ Trevor Baker would have no luck at all. The recent weekend was a true testament to that cliche, as the Shreve, Ohio-native was clocked with back-to-back tough outings in the Buckeye State starting with brake failure at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, August 16.

Baker’s visit to Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 17, was on pace for a much better ending. While battling just outside of the top-ten, the result of a rally from 22nd on the grid, Baker made contact with another competitor ultimately ending all hope for a top-ten finish. There were 32 cars on hand for the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) program.

“We were fast all weekend, we just had some silly luck. Hopefully we catch a break soon,” Trevor Baker said, driver of the T-Rev Performance/Baker’s Mobile Home Transport/Exodus Cycle/Coblentz Trucking/No. 45 sprint car. “I’m not sure what our plan is for the upcoming weekend. We’ll wait and see what the weather does and make a decision later in the week.”

Trevor Baker’s upcoming plans will be unveiled later in the week. Plans for later in the season include a potential four-race weekend with the All Star Circuit of Champions over Labor Day.

SPECIAL THANKS: T-Rev Performance and Trevor Baker would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Baker’s Mobile Home Transport, Exodus Cycle, Coblentz Trucking, H&S Concrete, Mid Ohio Diesel, Amsoil Stone Creek Lube, Triple-X Chassis.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to ‘follow’ Trevor Baker and T-Rev Performance on all available social media accounts including Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRevPerformance and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TRevPerformance. Trevor Baker’s MyRacePass account can found at www.trevorbaker.myracepass.com.

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Qualified for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 dash at Bubba (Fla.) Raceway Park. Recorded fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials at Atomic Speedway on March 31. Charged seven spots to finish 14th against All Stars at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 5. Qualified fourth-quick out of 31 cars at Atomic Speedway on June 9. Won heat race during Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale at Atomic Speedway; finished 23rd during 35-lap A-main. Qualified for All Star dashes during starts at Wayne County Speedway (June 18) and Atomic Speedway (June 23); each Speedweek events. Scored top-ten finish (eighth) during Thunder Mountain (Pa.) Speedway start on Friday, July 20. Finished tenth during feature action at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, July 27. Finished fourth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 4. Finished ninth during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (Ohio) Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 11 [$20,000-to-win event]. Finished 16th during 4-Crown Nationals (ASCoC) at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 22.

2019 Highlights: Finished eighth during FAST Series action at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 6; 2019 season debut. Finished eighth during OVSCA action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Rallied from 11th to finish fourth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Rallied from 11th to finish 8th at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Finished sixth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 10.


Danny Dietrich gets win #13 during visit to Lincoln Speedway; All Star weekend on tap

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (August 19, 2019) – Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing put together an impressive weekend in the Keystone State, not only earning their 13th victory of the 2019 season, but going three for three in the top-five column while paying visits to Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Trail-Way Speedway, respectively.

Impressive enough, Dietrich’s Lincoln Speedway triumph was accomplished from row four, climbing ahead from seventh, officially, to claim his third win in the Pigeon Hills, this one worth $4,000.

In addition, ‘Double-D’ scored a fifth place finish at Williams Grove Speedway to launch the recent weekend on Friday, August 16. Following his win at Lincoln Speedway on August 17, Dietrich finished second during a rain-shortened start at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 18. The trio of top-five performances bumped his season total to a staggering 38.

“It feels good to be back on top at Lincoln,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “We were good all weekend. I wouldn’t be in this position without the guys standing behind me. We have a massive weekend coming up. I think we have the potential to win them all.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2019 campaign with a four-pack of All Star Circuit of Champions events in the Keystone State. The four-day All Star invasion will ignite on Thursday evening, August 22, at the always-racey Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania.

Action will move to the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, August 23, followed by a visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown on Saturday, August 24. Dietrich’s weekend will conclude with a visit to BAPS Motor Speedway near York Haven on Sunday, August 25.

The events at Grandview Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway will each award $5,000 top prizes. The format at Williams Grove Speedway will feature twin main events, each awarding $4,000 paydays.

Danny Dietrich is certainly no stranger to All Star competition, as the Gettysburg-native owns two victories with the series thus far in 2019, both of which in the Empire State.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

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

STATS:
2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)
2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 38
Top-10s: 46
Wins: 13

2019 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17)

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively. Charged from eighth to win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20; fourth victory of the season and fourth different track. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Earned podium finishes at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 11; second during Outlaw tune-up and third during make-up event from Saturday, May 4. Scored back-to-back podium finishes during World of Outlaws competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18. Won World of Outlaws main event at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway on May 21. Finished second during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Won Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on May 25. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Won seventh main event of 2019 with last corner pass at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 31. During four-day stretch, scored five top-ten finishes including All Star victory at Weedsports Speedway on Sunday, June 9; finished seventh at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, June 6, second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 7, sixth and second, respectively, during Twin 20s action at Port Royal on June 8. Won at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Won at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 21. Finished second during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, June 22. Ended PA Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes, third in final Speedweek standings. Earned three consecutive podium finishes on July 12-14; third at Williams Grove Speedway, All Star Circuit of Champions win at Orange County Fair Speedway, and third place finish at Lebanon Valley Speedway, also with All Star Circuit of Champions. Scored 12th win of the season during Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on July 19. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway during World of Outlaws Summer Nationals; fifth and seventh, respectively. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Dream Race. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered]. Finished ninth during Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday, August 5. Earned three consecutive top-five finishes during action on August 16-19; fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, won at Lincoln Speedway and second at Trail-Way Speedway.

Marks 12th at River Cities; South Dakota and Montana next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (August 19, 2019) – Although the recent weekend was ultimately cut short due to Mother Nature’s wrath, the ‘Myerstown Missile’ Brent Marks made the most of his visit to North Dakota and scored a 12th place finish with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway, advancing three spots after starting 15th on the feature grid.

Brent Marks was scheduled to visit Red River Valley Speedway on Saturday, August 17, but wet weather proved to be too much for the Greatest Show On Dirt.

“River Cities is a fun place to race,” Brent Marks said, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car. “We have a long trip west ahead of us. I’m excited to see how things unfold for our team.”

Brent Marks will continue his third, full year on the road with the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday with a doubleheader weekend headlined in South Dakota and Montana. Marks will visit Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Friday, August 23, followed by a stop at Big Sky Speedway in Shepherd, Montana, on Saturday, August 24.

Marks is currently tenth in the World of Outlaws championship standings, padded by 15 top-ten performances, as well as a Knoxville Nationals A-Main start.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Wicked Cushion, Russell Heller Builders, Memtec Services. Associate Sponsors: Wolfrun Landscapes, Cajun Kennels, Road Runner Race Fuels. Product Sponsors: FK Shocks, HP Engines, Kistler Engines, Saldana Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Wings Unlimited, DMI, High Performance Lubricants, K1 Race Gear, Bell Helmets, CR Graphics, RRi, Fully Injected Motorsports, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wilwood Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com.

Fans are encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing.

2019 Brent Marks Racing apparel is now available and will be available for purchase at each and every World of Outlaws event.

STATS:
2019 Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics:
WoO Top-5s: 6
WoO Top-10s: 15
WoO Wins: N/A
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2019 Highlights: Advanced from 26th to finish 11th at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 27. Bounced ahead from 17th to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 15. Finished sixth at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, April 5. Finished 11th at Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway on Friday, April 26. Finished eighth during Morgan Cup finale at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Rallied from 14th to finish seventh at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 27. Scored back-to-back top-five finishes [4th & 2nd] during Music City Outlaw Nationals at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 31 & June 1. Earned pair of top-ten finishes during three race stretch; eighth at Fairbury Speedway on June 4 and fifth at Granite City on Saturday, June 8. Finished ninth at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 22. Finished 14th in Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex on Saturday, June 29. Finished fourth at Brown County Speedway on July 3. Finished fourth at Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday, July 5. Finished tenth from 13th at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 13. Finished eighth during #LetsRaceTwo make-up at Eldora Speedway on July 17. Hard charged from 16th to finish third during 2019 Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 20. Finished ninth during Summer Nationals opener at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 26. Rallied from 15th to finish eighth during opening night of Ironman weekend on Friday, August 2. Finished sixth during Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-main. Finished 17th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main.

 

 

 

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket $2000-to-win Cash Blast For Thunder Stocks Headlines August 23 Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken Thunder Stock drivers race through turn two at Ohsweken Speedway earlier this season.

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 20, 2019) – After rain washed out last week’s action, Ohsweken Speedway is excited for another major event this week as Gale Hill of Gale’s Auto Aftermarket presents the $2,000-to-win Gale’s Cash Blast for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks are also in action with full race programs.

To make-up for last week’s rained out Autograph Night, Ohsweken will host pre-race Autograph Sessions and a Racer’s Marketplace each of the next three weeks (August 23, August 30 and September 6) from 5:30pm to 6:30pm behind the main grandstands. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase driver merchandise and get autographs from their favourite drivers. Admission to the autograph session is free with the purchase of general admission.

Also, all general admission tickets purchased in support of Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation can be redeemed on one of the next three race nights, including August 23, August 30 and September 6.

Regular adult admission is just $14 while Seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) are only $10. Kids aged 7-12 are only $3 and Kids 6 and under are free. Race time is 7:30pm. The pit gates open at 5:00pm before the main grandstand opens at 6:00pm. For the full schedule of Ohsweken Speedway events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks are gearing up for their largest winner’s purse of the season this Friday night. The 50-lap race will pay $2,000-to-win, $750 to the runner-up and $500 to the third-place finisher. The race will feature a unique format to determine the line-up for the event. The Top 18 drivers in Ohsweken points will start in positions 1-18 for the main event in reverse order, with 18th place starting on the pole and the point leader starting 18th. Positions 19-24 in the standings will start the Last Chance Showdown in positions 1-6 and all remaining entrants will draw for the remaining starting positions, with the top 10 finishers transferring to the 50-lap A-Feature.

Christopher Hale of Guelph won the event last year while Ryan Dinning scored the win in 2017. Dave Bailey holds a substantial 48-point lead at the top of the standings. Trevor DeBoer currently sits in second and will continue to try and eat into Bailey’s sizeable advantage again this week. Ryan Beagle of Vittoria sits third in the standings with a five-point advantage over last week’s winner and Jerseyville native Logan Shwedyk. Ken Sargent, rounds out the top-five, 26 pints back of Shwedyk after a second-place finish last week.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars

Following his second win of the season two weeks ago, Mississauga’s Mack DeMan is the point leader in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division. DeMan was the only driver pleased to see last week’s event rained out as he was scheduled to miss the race due to a trip abroad. With the rainout, DeMan remains in championship contention with three points nights remaining. Entering this week’s action, Dylan Westbrook is just 11 points back of the lead while Cory Turner moved to within 12 points of Westbrook with a second-place finish last week. Jim Huppunen sits third and is 27 points back of Westbrook for second and 38 points back of the lead. Ryan Turner rounds out the top-five in the standings and is 55 points off the division lead.

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars

Jesse Costa opened a 16-point lead at the top of the standings with his third Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Car win of the season last time out. Lucas Smith of Brantford, Ont. is Costa’s closest challenger and has four top-five finishes this year. Three points behind Smith is Mount Brydges, Ont. driver Nick Sheridan, who has earned a pair of wins as part of his seven top-five results this year. Ten points back of Sheridan is Fonthill, Ont. native Steven Beckett who has yet to score a win, but has claimed eight top-10 finishes throughout the season. Rounding out the top-five is Paul Klager, who is 70 points back of the division lead.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

In the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division, Kyle Wert extended his lead to 22 points over Tim DeBoer after claiming his fifth win of the season on August 9. The Ancaster, Ont. based driver has finished in the top-10 nine times in 11 starts this season while DeBoer has 10 top-10 finishes, but has not yet scored a win this season. Third in the standings, is Dusty DeBoer, 14 points behind Tim. Waterdown’s Tristan Da Silva sits fourth at the moment, 60 points off the division lead and with a 24-point cushion over Wayde Thorne, who raced last week in a borrowed car from the Buchwald racing team.

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About Gales Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years. Call 519-445-2659 for more information.

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

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

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

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

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Pokorski Motorsports looks forward after
uneven night at Plymouth

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 20, 2019 – After turning in one of their best performances of the 2019 season with a hard-charging fourth-place showing just six days earlier at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., positive momentum eluded Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team in Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car action at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Pokorski was among 31 PDTR 360 Sprint Car drivers signed in for the evening’s festivities, which also included past champions, autograph and kids backpack night activities.

After lining up fourth in the third 360 Sprint Car heat race, Pokorski fell back to sixth on the lap 2 when former PDTR champions Kurt Davis and Justin Miller slipped past. Pokorski regrouped to work his way past rookie Tyler Nelson on lap 4 to gain fifth place, which is where he finished the 10-lap race.

After missing out on making the top 16 in passing points to lock into the A main, Pokorski rolled off sixth in the 360 Sprint Car B Main needing a top-six finish to qualify for the A main. After a pair of red flags for flips involving Lance Fassbender on lap 4 and Nich Melis on lap 8, Pokorski restarted in the seventh spot just out of an A-main transfer spot.

The 27th-year driver used the high groove of the tacky, two-groove racing surface to power around Doug Wondra into sixth on lap 9 before moving past Tyler Brabant and Chris Clayton to seize fourth on lap 10. Clayton battled back in the closing laps to regain fourth and push Pokorski back to fifth at the finish, which was good enough to advance him to a starting spot in the A main.

The West Bend driver began the 25-lap 360 Sprint Car A main from the 21st starting spot and found himself falling a lap down to leader Kurt Davis on lap 10. The 2014 MSA Masters Series champion remained one lap behind the leaders throughout the remainder of the race. However, he was able to advance a few spots due to attrition before coming home 18th in a race won by Kurt Davis.

“Last night was a struggle for us on the racetrack,” Pokorski said. “Things just didn't fall right and we had the car set up too tight for the feature, which was my fault. We also had to do an emergency repair on the left front shock mount following the B main, which kind of added to the craziness. The results were pretty disappointing.

“I’ve got to say ‘thank you’ to Al Schlafer and the Tyler Brabant and Will Gerrits crews for their help in fixing the broken shock mount,” Pokorski said. “Lance Fassbender, Kevin Karnitz Motorsports and Tyler Nelson also helped us out in getting the car ready to go for the A main.”

Despite the lackluster result, all was not lost for Pokorski as he was recognized at intermission on past champions night for the Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Winged Super Modified championships he won at Plymouth in 2003 and 2004. In addition, he was warmly greeted by a strong contingent of fans in the pit area after the races on autograph night.

“The high point for the evening was the great fan turnout for autograph night,” Pokorski said. “Lots of kids came into the pits and we had some nice conversations with some people we haven't seen in a while.”

The Pokorski Motorsports team is set to compete in a Midwest Sprint Car Association doubleheader this weekend.

On Friday, Aug. 23, the team will return to The Plymouth Dirt Track for a special Friday night Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program sponsored by Hopf Farms at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. Hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m. with racing scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

The following night, the team will take part in the first MSA event at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. in five years. The last time the MSA took to the third-mile clay oval on April 26, 2014, Pokorski came home with the A-main victory. Joining the MSA 360 Sprints Cars on the card will be the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series. On-track activities begin at 6 p.m. with racing to follow at 6:30 p.m.

“This weekend should be fun,” Pokorski said. “I always like the two-day race weekends. It'll be good to get back to Beaver Dam Raceway. The racetrack is pretty fast and usually has a couple of grooves. I’m looking forward to some better results hopefully this weekend.”

Sponsors for the 2019 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Gasroots Project, Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Hagar’s Half-Pounder Cookies, Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company.
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“We offer our services to industrial, institutional, residential, new construction, commercial and municipal accounts,” Petersen Septic Systems Owner David Petersen said. “Customer service is our utmost priority. We do every job as it was in our own homes. Our experience is second to none in the area. Prior to opening the business, I worked for Tuschl Septic Systems from 2004 until owner Chuck Tuschl retired.”

The list of regular services Petersen Septic Systems offers includes septic pump repairs, test drilling/test boring, sewage treatment systems, septic tank removal, septic tank installation, water line repair, oil testing and perc testing.

“We provide all of these services in Manitowoc County and the surrounding areas,” Petersen said. “We are OSHA certified and are licensed MPRS/CST966051.”

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2019 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule.
Friday, August 23 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, August 24 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, August 31 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, September 14 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, September 27 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, September 28 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2019 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 21
MSA events – 20
IRA events - 1
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 4
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 11
Heat Race Victories – 2

 

 

Wilson Garners Top 10 at I-96 Speedway and Podium at Plymouth Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PLYMOUTH, Ind. (Aug. 19, 2019) - Greg Wilson captured his third podium finish of the season with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions last Saturday to cap a successful weekend.

The Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team kicked off the action on Friday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., where Wilson qualified 14th quickest overall and fifth in his group to narrowly miss the heat race inversion. A fifth-place run in a heat race locked Wilson into the 13th starting position for the main event on the tricky track.

"It was hard to pass in the heats because the track was pretty wet," he said. "It was narrow so we finished where we started. I watched the B Main and thought we knew what to do. We went to roll out for the feature and they had tilled the bottom and top and watered it. The track stayed better so we cruised the first half of the race and let the car and track come to us because we were so tight. I felt at the end we were a top-five car. We were right there on the next two drivers and coming at the end of the race. I was pretty happy."

Wilson hustled to a seventh-place finish, which marked his 19th top 10 of the season and 13th during All Star action.

The momentum continued on Saturday at Plymouth Speedway, where Wilson timed in eighth quickest overall and third in his group. He finished where he started - second - in a heat race to make the dash. Unfortunately, Wilson drew the highest number - eight - to start last in the dash. An eighth-place outing lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"It seems like we've always been pretty good at Plymouth," he said. "It fits a lot of what I love. You're in traffic a lot. There are multiple grooves.

"In the feature we cruised the bottom early to get by everyone who was pounding the top. It took me awhile. We got to third and I felt like we had a car that could have contended. We just couldn't get to them. We needed a break to have a caution and bunch us up just to see."

Wilson maneuvered to a third-place result. It was his seventh top five of the season and fourth with the All Stars. He ranks sixth in the championship standings - only 34 points out of the top five.

Wilson and the All Stars have a busy weekend on tap with races on Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.; on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.; and on Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa.

"Grandview is a smaller joint so I think that could fit into everything we've got going on," he said. "We haven't ever been very good at Williams Grove, but if I can make the feature and get some laps that would be a success. The last two World of Outlaws shows we've been to at Lincoln we've been really good. I've never been to BAPS Motor Speedway, but from what I've watched it looks like a cool track. So we have an exciting weekend on tap."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 7 (13).

Aug. 17 - Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 8 (8); Feature: 3 (8).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 20 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.; and Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

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

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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 Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Callies Performance Products, MagTech Ignition, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Redlined Welding & Construction, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Sammy Swindell Produces Two Top 10s During Pavement Winged Midget Races

Inside Line Promotions - LEE, N.H. (Aug. 19, 2019) - Sammy Swindell earned a pair of top-10 finishes last week during two pavement winged midget races.

Swindell drove for Bertrand Motorsports during the NorthEastern Midget Association events on Wednesday at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Conn., and on Friday at Lee USA Speedway.

"This is my third different car and both tracks I hadn't run before," he said. "It's a bit different because it's a midget with a top wing on it on pavement. The cars are different than any other midgets I've driven. It's about finding out what the car will allow you to do. I felt like I picked it up pretty easy every time, but you're having to learn new tracks, too."

The action began with a fourth-place finish in a heat race last Wednesday at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. However, the heat race finish didn't matter other than it gave Swindell additional laps.

"I had to start (the main event) behind all the qualified cars except the first and second-place finishers from when the previous race," he said. "That's their handicap system. I don't understand it, but that's the way they do it. Now that I've run those two races if I come back before this time next year I'll get to start further up in the main so that'd be a big help."

Swindell advanced from eighth to seventh place in the main event during an uncomfortable race.

"That was the biggest and fastest track I've ever run a midget on," he said. "It was banked a lot more than anything I've run on pavement. All that and trying to fine-tune the car, it takes a little bit of time. You get two practices, a heat race and a main. Once you start you don't really have that much time to spend. We've been able to be competitive with those guys most every time.

"I didn't have my seat quite right. When I'd go into the banking I'd slide down into it. It made it uncomfortable and I didn't get as good of a feel as I needed to run a fast track like that."

The team made changes prior to Friday's event at Lee USA Speedway and it showed as Swindell was the quickest in the second practice session.

"That place was a lot of fun," he said. "You could slide the car around if you needed to. The driver had more input than the track before where it was mostly the car doing all the work."

Swindell advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race and from eighth to fifth place in the main event.

"We came back in the feature and I think we had the second quickest lap of the day," he said. "The races have all gone straight through pretty much. The guys ahead of me got away and by the time I got though those few cars it started getting really tight off the corners. I just couldn't dive down off the corner like I needed to be able to get by the guy in fourth.

"I learned a lot being up there for two races with just a day off to be able to go back and fine-tune some stuff. I was more comfortable in the car and I felt more confident."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 14 - Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Ct. - Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 7 (8).

Aug. 16 - Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 5 (8).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

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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 John Christner Trucking, Rossie Feed & Grain, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, Sweet Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Simpson Race Products, Premier Truck Group, Hopf Farms, W&B Service Company, Superior Trailer Sales, South Bay Partners and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

SOUTH COAST BBQ FIRE PITS PRESENTS CSCN POLE DASH WINNER WITH CUSTOM FIRE PIT

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 19, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that South Coast BBQ Fire Pits will present a custom Sprint Car-themed fire pit valued at $575 CAD to the winner of the Pole Dash at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. The Pole Dash will once again determine the starting order for the first four rows in the $10,000 USD-to-win 35 lap A-Feature on Saturday, September 14.

Based in Langton, Ontario less than one hour from Ohsweken Speedway, South Coast BBQ Fire Pits’ products are very durable and made from recycled 3/16″ to 1/4″ thick commercial propane tanks. Their fire pits are available in high heat-resistant black or rustic finishes, and can easily be turned into a barbecue with a cooking grill or huge paella pan. There are many designs to choose from, or you can have one custom-made just for you! Their products are perfect for use in your backyard, at the cottage, or camping at the track, and make a great gift. Visit the South Coast BBQ Fire Pits website at www.bbqfirepit.info, call or text them at 519-875-4321, e-mail them at bbqfirepit@gmail.com, and visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SouthCoastBBQFirePits

Many other prizes are also available at the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, including $10,000 USD for Saturday’s A-Feature winner, and a minimum $1,000 USD for every Saturday night A-Feature starter; visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information about the purse and cash awards available during the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now! The best 360 Sprint Car racers from the Northeast region and beyond will converge on Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14 for the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Tickets and reserved campsites for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone at 519-717-0023.

Early Bird Pre-Entry Deadline – August 31, 2019 The deadline for competitors to receive the “Early Bird” discount on their Canadian Sprint Car Nationals entry fee is August 31, 2019. “Early Bird” entries also permit the driver free entry to the pit area on Friday, September 13 AND Saturday, September 14. Teams are asked to submit entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals History The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – Winners List 2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA 2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA 2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA 2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA 2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA 2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA 2018 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2019 ???

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Sprints, Midgets & Dwarfs – Oh My! “MAYHEM at MONARCH” SET FOR SEPT. 6-7 Featuring 4 Divisions of Open Wheel Racing!

Wichita Falls, TX (8/19/19) by DarinShort.com. The final event of the Monarch Motor Speedway season is assured to be a wild one, when the USAC Wingless Sprints Oklahoma, RaceSaver Sprint Cars, POWRi West Midgets and Lone Star Dwarf Car Club all converge upon the ultra-fast, ultra-modern ¼ mile oval with the running of “Mayhem at Monarch” on Friday September 6th and Saturday September 7th. Racing will fire up at 8pm each night with a complete program of heats and features in each division.

The USAC and RaceSaver Sprint Cars will each be racing for $1,000 to win nightly, with the Midgets winner collecting $1,200/win each, while the Dwarfs will race for $500/win on Friday night and $1,000 to win on Saturday night.

Here’s the purse/rules details for each division competing in Mayhem at Monarch:

Dwarf Car feature: (Friday) $500 – 300 – 200 – 150 – 125 – 100 – 75…to start. (Saturday) $1,000 – 500 – 300 – 200 – 150 – 125 – 100…to start. Click https://www.lonestardwarfs.com for series rules and info.

RaceSaver Sprint Cars (nightly purse): $1,000 – 600 – 400 – 350 – 300 – 250 – 200…to start.

POWRi West Midgets: $1,200 to win nightly. Click http://www.powri.com/profile/news/?r=1246&rt=assoc for complete series purse and rules information.

USAC Wingless Sprint Oklahoma: $1,000 – 600 – 400 – 350 – 300 – 250 – 200…to start nightly. Click www.WinglessSprintsOklahoma.com for rules information.

Click www.MonarchMotorSpeedway.com for all track details, directions and much more information.

Here is more top-line fan and event info:

- AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN! Adult G.A. (ages 12-64) JUST $18! Seniors $12, Kids 6-11 are $5. Pit passes $35 (age 6-11 pits are $15). Tickets are available at the ticket window on race night, no advance tickets sales for this event.

- Pits Open at 5pm, Grandstands Open at 6:30pm

- Hot Laps 7:30pm and Racing at 8pm. Drivers Meeting 7:15pm.

- Track is located 4 miles west of I-44 in Wichita Falls on Hwy 287, then head north 1.2 miles on FM369. 1633 FM 369 N. Wichita Falls, TX.

- There are several hotels about 5 minutes east of the track, including several that offer parking for race car trailers.

- We have great food in the concession stand, so come hungry and we'll fix you up - and at family-affordable prices! BYOB to those of age (no glass containers).

- GET YOUR 50/50 TICKETS! We offer 50/50 tickets $1 each or 6 tickets for $5! If your lucky number is called, you'll take home 50% of the pot collected...you can go home with more money that you came to the races with!

- Be listening during the week for the Blazin and Buzzin Morning Show which will feature lots of news and updates from Monarch Motor Speedway!

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

We also are in the process of developing marketing partners with area businesses. Please email info@MonarchMotorSpeedway.com and we will get back to you at once. Several effective and affordable, made-to-order packages are available.

Join us Friday September 6th and Saturday September 7th for the final weekend of racing at Monarch Motor Speedway in 2019 – with the running of Mayhem at Monarch, featuring four great divisions of open wheel racing!

 

 

Hill Heads Back to School Before Next ASCS National Tour Event

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Aug. 19, 2019) - Alex Hill had a rare idle weekend from racing after rain forced the cancellation of Friday night's program at her home track of Ohsweken Speedway.

"It was disappointing," she said. "I always look forward to racing at home. It was also probably our last chance to get laps in there before our biggest race of the year - the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals."

This week marks the resumption of long commutes to races for Hill after her asummer vacation from school has concluded. She flew to Los Angeles on Monday to begin her junior year at California State University, Los Angeles, where she majors in criminal justice.

"I'm looking forward to going back to L.A.," she said. "This is my third year traveling to the races from California so I've gotten a bit used to it. I have a better class schedule for racing this year than I've had in the past, too. I just have classes on Monday through Wednesday so I can fly out on Thursday if I need to."

Hill won't have to wait long for her first flight to a race. She plans to compete at the next Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. It will be another new track for Hill.

"I don't know much about Riverside, other than it's a smaller track," she said. "Those tracks are a little more difficult for me so I'm hoping to run a lot of laps there to learn and gain some experience. We've shown improvement lately and we'll be looking to continue that."

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - XYZ Machining

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"We get some of our parts from XYZ Machining," Hill said. "Their quality is very good."

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

 

 

Paul Nienhiser ‘Parks It’ for 10th Time of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: A busy weekend of racing saw Paul Nienhiser do a little bit of everything. Running the Sprint Invaders on Friday and Saturday night, Nienhiser would run a 305, and a non wing car on Saturday, and his 305 win would mark his 10th win of the season.

“It was a great weekend running a little bit of everything,” Nienhiser said. “We had some tough luck on Friday and Saturday, but Sunday was really good getting another win and running 4th in a non wing car.”

Running the Midland Performance No. 50 in Iowa on Friday and Saturday with the Sprint Invaders, Nienhiser would have some engine issues in his heat race on Friday as he slipped back to finish fifth.

As the team continued to work hard, Nienhiser would roll off the starting grid 15th in the feature event. With the engine still not where they wanted it, the slick surface played into their favor.

Working both the bottom as well as the cushion, Nienhiser would crack the Top-10 as he got into seventh. As laps clicked off, the bottom would go away and it would turn into a single file race on the cushion. Able to maintain, Nienhiser capped the night off in seventh.

Saturday night the team travelled to 34-Raceway, and after spending some time under the hood of the car, the engine was much better on this night. On a hooked up surface, Nienhiser would win his heat race off of the front row, before winning the Dash from his fourth starting position.

Pulling the six in the redraw, Neinhiser would continue to do what nobody else could and that was make speed above the ruts in turns one and two. Able to get into third, Nienhiser would adapt as the track started to change and soon began to work the middle groove.

Able to work into the lead, Nienhiser would then catch a rut that developed and hop his car while battling traffic. Thinking he would be okay, the landing would not go well, and it would result in Nienhiser taking a wild ride and ending his night.

Disappointed in the result, Nienhiser would return to Jacksonville Speedway on Sunday night for a little double duty action.

In the Caleb Wankel owned 305ci entry, the Chapin, IL driver would advance from his fifth starting position in his heat race to record a third place in his heat race and find himself fourth in nightly points.

When the 305ci feature came to life, Nienhiser would actually get off to a slow start as he faded back to sixth as he tried to navigate the familiar territory. As the track widened out, Nienhiser would move up top and rip the curb and find himself out front.

Once out front, Nienhiser would not be denied as he rode around the pick up his 10th feature event win of the season.

After a rocky debut in a non wing car last fall, Nienhiser was also in action with WAR aboard his PNR No. 9x machine.

Going from fifth to third in his heat, Nienhiser would find himself in the second row for the feature event as he looked to simply make laps and acclimate to the non wing car.

Running third in the WAR feature, Nienhiser was pleased with how he felt as he focused on hitting his marks though was able to keep pace with the lead duo.

As the laps clicked off and Nienhiser continued to settle in and get a little more sporty, brake issues would arise and hamper him. Losing a position late, Nienhiser still hung on to finish fourth in the ‘A’.

“I hated to crash out of the lead on Saturday,” Nienhise said. “Scott and his guys worked so hard and I really wanted to get them a win. Sunday in Jacksonville, IL was a ton of fun, and it’s great to get another win, and make some good laps in a non wing car.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-33, Wins-10, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-19

ON TAP: Nienhiser plans to travel to Kokomo, IN for the SmackDown on Wednseday night before returning home to Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night.

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

 

MILLER FAMILY MOTORSPORTS UPDATE

PLYMOUTH, WIS.] August 19, 2019; The Miller brothers returned to the Plymouth Dirt Track this past weekend for Past Champions night, as well as autograph night!

The luck of the draw proved to be on Adam's side this week as he started 2nd in his heat race and finished there. Justin struggled once again with the luck of the draw and started 6th in his heat race and finished 4th. Both brothers were locked in to the nights' 25-lap A-main action after their respective heat races.

Justin made his way track-side for the presentation for the Past Track Champions and was greeted by numerous champions that he grew up watching and he felt extremely honored to be among some of the great drivers of all time! After Justin gave a wave to the cheering crowd he returned to the #15m pits to get ready for A-main action.

The luck stayed on Adam's side with the invert as he was ready to start 3rd in the nights' A-main event. The invert however proved to be unsuccessful for Justin as he started 11th. The show moved along quickly due to it being autograph night, so both brothers wished each other luck, strapped in and were set to push off for the A-main.

Cars were fired, lined-up and ready to take the green and Adam wasted no time on getting into a position to take the lead and he did! He lead the first 10-laps of the A-main but under the second caution of the evening, Adam heard unfamiliar noises and there was a vibration from his driveline area which is centered in between his feet. After he took the green once again, the torque ball which hooks to the back side of the motor vibrated and shook the entire car as Adam bicycled in the corner and was able to save the car from flipping but the luck he carried throughout the night quickly ended. After dominating the first part of the race, mechanical issues sent the #24m back to the pits for the evening.

Continuing to move through the field after Adam's extremely disappointing caution, Justin was up to 5th from 11th and had a great re-start and was up to 3rd, however the start got called back, so Justin settled back into the 5th spot and would capture another top five finish by finishing 5th!

This week there is a quick turn-around for both brothers as they head to race Friday at the Plymouth Dirt Track and Saturday they will make their way to Beaver Dam Raceway (little Beaver Dam) for the first MSA show back there in a few years!

Thank you to the 2019 MFM Partners: Arbor Green Contractors, Bane Nelson, BMG Designs, Brayden Matthews, CJ Salon, Curve In, Cupcake Wonders, Didier & Son, Glacier Transit & Storage, Gravel Pit, Hillside Fabricating, Hopf Farms, KenJay Fielder Excavating, Kristine Hartmann-Pleasant View Realty, Meyer Motors, Oostburg Concrete, R&H Enterprises, Recognition Race Products, Richard Wirtz-Attorney at Law, The Hub Studio Café', Twisted Cuisine, VanDerVart Concrete Products

For more information on the team and driver, follow us on Twitter @camishadirtdiva or @justinmiller15m @ace24m or on Facebook: Miller Family Motorsports-Justin & Adam

 

 

Forsberg’s Night at Placerville Speedway Turns Sour

PETERSEN MEDIA- Having a pretty good night going on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Andy Forsberg would see that drastically change as issues on lap 1 and 25 ultimately relegated him to a DNF as he would be scored 16th on this night.

“We had a pretty event-free night going, and I should have known that was going to change,” Forsberg said with a smirk. “My guys had the car really good, and I got a little over confident and the cushion sucked me in on the start of the race and I did everything but get upside down. Started over from the back, got back up to sixth and coming the checkered got upside down and ended up 16th.”

On a rare hooked up surface late in the season at Placerville Speedway to get things started, Forsberg would go out and time the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine in fourth fastest in time trials before finishing third in heat race competition.

After a couple of weeks of poor pill draw efforts from guru, Jimmy Wall, Wall was back on his game Saturday night as the one pill put Forsberg on the pole of the 25-lap affair as he looked to put the track title away on this night.

With Andy Gregg getting the early jump, Forsberg would attack the cushion in turns one and two but it would attack back as he would catch the curb wrong and bring his machine to a stop facing the wrong way.

Going back to 20th, Forsberg would do a great job of working his way forward as restarts would treat him well and he was soon back up into the Top-10.

Looking like he would salvage his night from the tail, contact coming to the checkered would send Forsberg flipping down the front stretch, and he would come to a stop just feet from the finish line as he ended up being scored 16th.

With the way the race played out, the points battle is far from over heading into the season finale in a few weeks, as Forsberg now sits atop the standings with just a 12 point cushion.

“To be honest I wasn’t even thinking about points coming from the tail, I was just focused on getting us back to the front,” Forsberg said. “Looks like we will have a heckuva battle going into the finale, and hopefully I can finish this off for the F&F guys.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2019.

ON TAP: F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg will be idle until the Platinum Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway during the first two nights of the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-6, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-15.

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

 

 

Hopkins Picks Up Another Placerville Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making some additions to his team over the last week, Shane Hopkins was pleased with how his first night out with new Crew Chief, Jeremy Dubois, went as they picked up a 9th place finish on Saturday night.

“We brought Jeremy Dubois on board this week and it made a pretty big difference I thought,” Hopkins said. “We ended up ninth but we were a little better than that I thought. A couple on track incidents kind of dictated the finish, but I was really happy with the speed.”

Timing the High Sierra Industries/ARP/ADCO backed No. 21 machine in seventh quickest in qualifying time trials, the Placerville, CA driver would race his way to a second place finish in his heat race.

With things shuffling out in his favor, Hopkins would qualify for the redraw where the seven pill placed him in the fourth row to start the 25-lap finale.

As the race came to life, Hopkins made some nice moves during the early goings of the feature event as he was able to break into the Top-Five and get up to fourth at one point in the race.

A double-file restart would see Hopkins get leaned on a little bit and it would force him off the track surface and over the cushion in turns three and four as he gave up some positions as he got back into the racing groove.

Unable to quite get all of the position back, Hopkins would get back into the Top-10 and cap his night off with a ninth place finish.

“It definitely was a good start for us as a team,” Hopkins said. “Looking forward to coming up on Wednesday night at seeing what we can do with our 360ci engine against the 410ci guys.”

Hopkins would like to thank High Sierra Industries, ARP, ADCO, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Soares Motorsports, Brian Sperry Racing, Capitol ACE Hardware, El Dorado Disposal, Gary Morgan Graphics, Jake Morgan Racing, Johnson Motorsports, MD Builders, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Image Salon and Spa, Axcel Suits, PT Shocks, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kyle Johnson Racing, and Petersen Media for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-18, Wins-1, Top-5’s-1, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP- Hopkins will be back in action on Wednesday night at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21.

 

 

Steven Tiner Fourth at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: After getting a couple nights of action in with C&M Motorsports at Placerville Speedway, Steven Tiner returned to the seat of the Viking Engineering No. 14 entry on Saturday night and pocketed another Top-5 finish with the team as he would run fourth at Placerville Speedway.

“It is pretty cool to hop in John’s car and run so well on a very limited schedule,” Steven Tiner said. “It is usually pretty last minute when we decide to race, and it makes it that much more fun to come out and run well.”

Timing the Viking Engineering/THE backed No. 14 entry in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials, a spirited battle with Kalib Henry in heat race action saw the Elverta, CA driver finish in the second position.

With a couple of things going his way, Tiner would sneak into the Top-8 redraw where the four pill lined him up in the second row to kick off the 25-lap feature event.

Working around the Placerville Speedway, Tiner would find himself in third and working on Jodie Robinson who ran ahead of him in second. A double file restart would see Kalib Henry get by Tiner and Robinson as Tiner ran in fourth and still battled with Robinson.

Continuing to try and outsmart Robinson, Tiner would be unsuccessful, as Kyle Hirst would get by at the halfway point to put him back in fifth.

Able to clear Robinson in the waning laps, Tiner would get back to fourth and chase back after Hirst as he looked for a podium finish, but came up just short on this night as he picked up another Top-5 finish by way of a fourth place run on this night.

“Thanks to everyone that helps us out on the No. 14 car,” Tiner added. “From not scheduled to race much at all this year, to picking up some rides with some good friends and racing well, it really has been a fun Summer.”

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Tiner is not sure yet when he will return to action. Stay on the lookout via social media for any added dates to his calendar.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tiner by following him on Twitter at @StevenTiner94

 

 

Stout Weekend See’s Andy Gregg Pocket Second and Fourth Place Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though he led a ton of laps during two nights of racing over the weekend and came up a little short of his first win of the season, Andy Gregg still put together a strong weekend that saw him finish fourth on Friday in Chico, CA with BrownEagle Motorsports and second on Saturday his GUTS Racing machine.

“It was a really good weekend,” Andy Gregg said. “I am bummed I didn’t get my family out on the front stretch for victory lane photos, but I am really proud of how both teams performed all weekend long.”

Making his first start of the season for Brian Brown on Friday night in Chico, CA, Gregg would time the No. 01 entry in 7th quickest in qualifying time trials as it was not only their first race together, but the Brown’s first race of the season.

Able to pick up the win in heat race action, it would prove to be pivotal as Silver Dollar Speedway’s format lined the Diamond Springs, CA driver up on the pole for the feature event.

Racing in honor of the late Tyler Wolf on Friday night during the Tyler Wolf Memorial, Gregg jumped out to the early lead as he looked strong on the heavy ¼ mile.

Setting the pace and hitting his marks lap after lap, Gregg could get through traffic very well as he kept the likes of Kyle Hirst and Sean Becker at bay. With less than five laps to go, Gregg’s machine would start to sputter as fuel became an issue and it would open the door for Becker and Hirst to get by.

Doing what he could in the final two laps to hang on, Gregg would lose one more position as he still finished fourth during his first appearance at Silver Dollar Speedway of the year.

Climbing back aboard his self-owned GUTS Racing mount on Saturday night, Gregg continue to flex his muscle as he qualified second fastest in time trials.

Finishing fifth in his heat race, the redraw put the local product on the front row of the feature event alongside Andy Forsberg. A couple of negated starts due to issues, would finally see Gregg power out to the lead when the action went green.

Just like Friday night, Gregg looked very strong out front as he kept he field at bay in only his eighth start of the season. Working the cushion to perfection, a late restart would set up for a very dramatic finish.

Leading the way over Kalib Henry and Kyle Hirst with just six laps left, Gregg continued to pound the cushion as he sought after his first win of the season.

Taking the white flag as the race leader with Henry all over him, Henry would slide up in front of him in turns three and four and snatch victory from him as he would finish second on this night.

“It stings a little to lose it like that, but Kalib did a great job and I congratulate him on the win,” Gregg said. “I have to than my guys for working hard for myself and on the 01 on Friday, and have to thank Brian Brown for doing some racing with myself as well. Huge thanks to all of my marketing partners because I simply couldn’t race if it wasn’t for all of them.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Capitol ACE Hardware, Crane Inspection Agency, Sierra Ice, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2019.

ON TAP: Andy Gregg will be back in action during the opening leg of KWS Speedweek on Wednesday in Placerville, CA and then will return to the seat of the No. 01 entry on Friday in Chico, CA.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-5

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Kyle Hirst and C&M Motorsports Pick Up a Pair of Podium Finishes

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking the reigns of the C&M Motorsports No. 7c entry on both Friday and Saturday night, Kyle Hirst would put together a great weekend as he would finish second on Friday night in Chico, CA and charge from 13th to finish third on Saturday at Placerville Speedway.

“It was a really fun weekend, and I have to thank Cody and Mandi, for asking me to drive their car,” Kyle Hirst said. “I kind of dug us a hole with my qualifying efforts on Saturday night, but it shows what kind of piece they have as we were able to move through the field. We have a couple more races scheduled and hopefully I can get them a win.”

Hirst and C&M Motorsports opened their two-night stretch up on Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway during the Tyler Wolf Memorial, and the Paradise, CA driver timed the Moorefield Construction, Inc./PT Shocks/Swartz Diesel/Alturas Tires backed entry in 11th quickest in time trials.

Picking up a heat race win, Hirst found himself on the front row of the 30-lap feature event alongside Andy Gregg. With Gregg getting the early jump, Hirst would find himself battling hard with Stephen Ingraham for the second position.

Going back and forth for position, Hirst would settle into the runner up position as traffic soon became a factor. Closing in on Gregg Hirst would then find himself in a torrid battle as Sean Becker joined the mix.

Able to split Gregg with Becker, Hirst still ran in the second position. Taking a shot at Becker late, Hirst would settle for a second place finish in his first night with C&M Motorsports.

Traveling to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Hirst would open the night up by timing in 15th fastest in time trials, before finishing fourth in heat race competition.

Finding himself mired back in the 13th starting position, a couple of tangles before one lap was recorded would give Hirst a little help as he gained a couple of spots quickly.

When the green did fly, Hirst was on a mission, as he wasted no time moving up into the Top-5. Once in the top-five he would find himself in a battle with business partner and close friend, Steven Tiner.

Able to finally clear Tiner in the waning laps, Hirst would close in on Kalib Henry and Andy Gregg who ran ahead in first and second.

A restart with six-to-go saw the leaders get a way from him, and KH capped his weekend off back on the podium by way of his third place finish.

“It was a nice fun weekend racing with friends and having family around this weekend,’ Hirst said. “It has kind of been the theme of my season since cutting back my racing. It’s pretty cool what Cody and Mandi do for the sport in Nor Cal, and I am looking forward to our next night out.”

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

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will be idle until taking part in the two-day Platinum Cup that opens the 66th Gold Cup Race of Champions on Wednesday Sept. 4th and Thursday Sept. 5th.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-1, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-20.

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

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Sanders Picks up Second Career Johnny Key Classic Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Winning one week ago at Ocean Speedway, Justin Sanders returned to the speedway on Saturday night for the tracks’ crowned jewel event, the 59th Johnny Key Classic, and again parked in victory lane as he picked up his second career Key win.

“We were really good last week in a new car we put together, and that rolled over to Saturday night again,” Sanders said. “This is a pretty cool race, and to win it again is awesome.”

Timing the North County Plastering/Andy’s Construction/Yuba Sutter Aviation backed No. 17 machine in third fastest on the slick Ocean Speedway surface, Sanders would go on to finish third in his heat race.

Qualifying for the all important Dash, Sanders would run second to Ryan Bernal which put him on the front row of the 50-lap Johnny Key Classic feature event.

Beating Bernal into turn one, Sanders would flex his muscle as he led the way around his home track. As the surface slicked off after some track prep, Sanders would adapt well as it blew off very quickly.

Running the first 25 with no problems, Sanders sat comfortably out front during the race’s scheduled halfway stop.

Back underway, Sanders was still the man to beat out front. Leading the way, rubber would start to go down on the speedway, and Sanders would find and go on to pocket the feature event win.

“To lead all the laps, and be that strong is a good feeling,” Sanders said. “Thanks to all the great partners on this car for their support, and everyone that helps me out in the pits.”

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

ON TAP: Sanders will be back in action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway.

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

 

 

Cox Claims Canadian Gold

PETERSEN MEDIA: Teaming back up with Doug Rutz over the weekend taking part in the Canadian Gold Cup at Castrol Raceway, Justyn Cox and the team would flex their muscle as Cox will return home as the Gold Cup Champion.

“It was a great weekend,” Justyn Cox said. “We were pretty strong on Friday night and charged from the fifth spot to win the feature and put ourselves high points heading into Saturday. We charged from fourth to second in our heat and had a pretty good point lead and then the rain came. At this point officials opted to score the race on points, and we did our job and got the trophy.”

Earning quick time honors during Friday night’s preliminary night event, Cox would continue to show speed in heat race action as he charged to a second place finish and found himself in the redraw.

Pulling the five, Cox would grid the field from the third row to start the 25-lap feature event. Jumping into second in the first pair of corners, Cox chased after Kelly Miller for the next few circuits.

A restart would see Cox make a bid for the lead in turns one and two on the fifth lap, but Miller had the answer and fended him off. The next pair of corners saw Cox make a big move for the lead, and it would prove to be the race winning pass.

Out in front, Cox would keep the field at bay, though did admittedly have some tense moments in traffic. Keeping his nose to the grindstone, Cox would pocket his third win of the season and first career win in Canada.

Saturday’s program would be lined up off of points, and Cox would earn more valuable points in his heat as he advanced to second again from the fourth position.

Scheduled to start on the pole of the championship feature, Mother Nature intervened and saturated the grounds. Making the decision to call the race off, officials elected to decide the race by event points, and on the strength of his weekend, Cox earned the title of Canadian Gold Cup Champion.

“It’s not quite the way I wanted to win the thing, but we did everything right to put ourselves in that position,” Cox said. “I can’t thank Doug Rutz and his family enough for such a great opportunity all year long. It’s pretty cool to give them another Gold Cup and win another big race with them.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2019!

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-37, Wins-3, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-21

ON TAP: Justyn Cox is hoping to acquire a 410ci engine to compete in King of the West Speedweek this upcoming week, but at this time has nothing solidified yet.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Dobson Back on Track

Following a season on the sidelines, Hobart, Tasmania-based 410 Sprintcar racer Shaun Dobson is raring to make his comeback at the beginning of the upcoming 2019-20 season, with his break having well and truly reinvigorated him.

Choosing to spend the past season focusing on family and business commitments, while also allowing himself to generate new passion for the sport, Dobson is looking forward to making his season debut, doing so in his home state for the first time in numerous seasons.

The 26-year-old’s return campaign will then see him travel to the mainland to compete in multiple events throughout New South Wales and Victoria, with the plan also including visits to South Australia and Queensland, before returning to the Apple Isle for the Australian Championship, which will be held at Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway.

Not only will Dobson be running his familiar family-owned KRE 410ci powered VA # 21 Cool package, he will also be joined by regular team crew chief Shane Finch for the entirety of the season, with the pair having previously proven to be a strong combination.

“The stint on the sidelines has done me a world of good,” admitted Dobson, who, along with his team, has spent his time on the sidelines rebuilding their transporter.

“It’s given me a chance to reset and take a much needed rest in order for me to come back refreshed and with a determined and positive attitude to racing. We’ve got a fairly exciting schedule lined up and we’ll be going up against the country’s best in each of our race meetings, so we’re keen to get the season underway and get back into the swing of things.”

The remainder of Dobson’s schedule is yet to be confirmed, with the team taking each race meeting as it comes.

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

Shaun Dobson Racing 2019-20 Season Schedule:
October 26
Race meeting – Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway (Latrobe, Tas)
November 9
Race meeting – Carrick Speedway (Carrick, Tas)
November 23
Race meeting – Hobart Speedway (Hobart, Tas)
December 14
Max’s Race – Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)
December 28
Ultimate Sydney Speedweek Rd 2 – Valvoline Raceway (Sydney, NSW)
December 30
Ultimate Sydney Speedweek Rd 3 – Valvoline Raceway (Sydney, NSW)

 

 

Sides Motorsports Battles Tricky Track During World of Outlaws Race at River Cities

Inside Line Promotions - GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Aug. 19, 2019) - Sides Motorsports had a strong start to the night last Friday at River Cities Speedway, which hosted the Second Leg of the Northern Tour.

Teammates Jason Sides and Tim Kaeding both qualified in the top six, landing front row starting spots for their World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heat races. Starting on the outside lane wasn't as favorable and both Sides and Kaeding lost a position to finish third, which cost them a spot in the dash. Kaeding lined up eighth and Sides ninth for the main event.

"The track started out not very wet and they tilled the bottom and the top and left a little curb around the top to make it raceable," Sides said. "After the late models race it developed a rut. The longer the night went the wetter the track went. It got so sticky. We had that red on the first lap. TK put some more gear in it and we changed some stuff around. We went 10 or 12 laps before we had that second long red. I changed my stuff back because it wasn't any better. The track was choppy, wet, but dry. It was a weird night."

Kaeding finished 11th and Sides was credited with a 16 th-place outing.

Saturday's event at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., rained out.

Next up for the team is a World of Outlaws show on Friday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., during the NOS Energy Drink Rushmore Outlaw Showdown before a race on Saturday at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., during The Brawl at Big Sky Speedway.

"I'd like to have a couple of good runs," Sides said. "NOS is putting in some extra money for Rapid City so that always helps."

Kaeding is scheduled to return to Sides Motorsports the following weekend.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jason Sides:

Aug. 16 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 16 (9).

Tim Kaeding:

Aug. 16 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 11 (8).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

72 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 12 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., for the NOS Energy Drink Rushmore Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., for The Brawl at Big Sky Speedway with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Invading South Dakota and Montana This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Aug. 19, 2019) - Kraig Kinser is beginning his trek west.

Up next is a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series show - the NOS Energy Drink Rushmore Outlaw Showdown - this Friday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., before The Brawl at Big Sky Speedway on Saturday at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont.

Kinser capped this doubleheader with a fifth-place result at Big Sky Speedway last year.

"Knowing we've run good helps because you want to take as much confidence into tracks as you can," he said.

Kinser spent last weekend in North Dakota, kicking off the weekend at River Cities Speedway on Friday for the Second Leg of the Northern Tour.

He qualified 18th quickest to start the night at the bullring.

"We didn't qualify great and didn't race very good in our heat," he said. "We paid the price by starting in the back of the feature. We got better in the feature, but not enough to make a big charge. That's just part of it."

Kinser rallied from a spin in a heat race to place seventh, which was one position shy of locking into the main event. That relegated him to run the Last Chance Showdown and a win in that garnered a transfer into the rear of the A Main. Kinser closed the night by advancing from 19th to 14 th in the main event.

"I feel like we're struggling a bit and we need to pick up on things we're slacking," he said. "I need to get the car qualified better to get us in a better position to start the night and then go from there."

The Duel in the Dakotas at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., rained out last Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 16 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 14 (19).

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 16 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., for the NOS Energy Drink Rushmore Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., for The Brawl at Big Sky Speedway with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

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"Pretty much every header I've ever ran is from Schoenfeld," Kinser said. "It's a great group of guys over there that make a solid product. They are easy to work with and they know quite a bit about every aspect of racing."

Kinser would also like to thank Sander Engineering, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Profile by Sanford, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, Blud Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Southern Pacific Farms, The Race Shack, Paint by Steve, VanHorn Racing Graphics, Wings Unlimited, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, KSE Racing Products, Crow Enterprises, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Allstar Performance, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Dyer's Top Rods, Racing Optics, Aerodine Composites Group, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Integra Racing Shocks and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Smoke hard charges with All Stars at Plymouth

Date: Friday, August 16th Event: All Stars at I-96 Speedway Series: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Track: I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Michigan) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 18th (19th)

Date: Saturday, August 17th Event: All Stars at Plymouth Series: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Track: Plymouth Speedway (Plymouth, Indiana) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 6th (12th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 19, 2019) - Despite kicking off the weekend with a forced out at I-96 Speedway due to mud getting caught underneath the accelerator pedal, ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart rebounded in a big way on Saturday night at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, and hard charged for a top-ten performance against the All Star Circuit of Champions. Stewart’s rally commenced from the outside of row six, eventually ending his path toward the front in the sixth position. A fourth place finish during heat race action solidified his spot in the evening’s $5,000-to-win main event.

The driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car was scored 18th on Friday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan; Stewart started 19th on the grid.

“Things started out frustrating for us, but we kept our heads up and things worked out for the better on Saturday,” Tony Stewart said, an eight-time winner during sprint car competition in 2019. “I’m lucky to have the team that I do. No matter what is thrown at us, they keep digging and I appreciate their efforts.”

At this time, plans for the upcoming weekend remain uncertain. Fans are expected to stay alert online, as well as on social media, for any further updates regarding Tony Stewart’s upcoming schedule.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.tonystewart.com. Tony Stewart: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/ or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TonyStewart.

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2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru August 19, 2019) Total Races: 51 Total Wins: 8 Total Top-5s: 25 Total Top-10s: 31

 

 

Rico Abreu rallies from 13th to third during Ocean Speedway’s Johnny Key Classic

Date: Saturday, August 17th Event: 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic Series: Civil War Series (360c.i.) Track: Ocean Speedway (Watsonville, California) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (13th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (August 19, 2019) - After an extensive stretch through the Midwest, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu made his return to the Golden State during the recent weekend, resuming his 2019 campaign with the 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, California, on Saturday, August 17. Although the former event champion was unable to claim the $5,000-to-win showstopper in 2019, Abreu accomplished the next best feat and hard charged his way to a podium performance; rallying from 13th to finish third at the final checkers.

Unfortunately, an abrasive surface kept Abreu from any further advancement after battling his way to third.

The driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/Dewalt/MAC Tools/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/No. 24 earned his way into the Civil War Series main event by finishing second during his respective heat race, kicking off the evening with the ninth fastest time during qualifying time trials.

“That was a lot of fun,” Rico Abreu said, who owns four victories in 2019. “I wish the track stayed racey. The last 25 laps of the 50 laps got pretty narrow, so we basically had to stay in our spot. I think we were good enough to win. We have a lot of our plate this week so we’ll see how it goes.”

Up next on the schedule, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will venture to four events in four days, crisscrossing much of Northern California with the King of the West-NARC Sprint Car Series. Action will commence on Wednesday, August 21, at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California, followed by a stop at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Thursday, August 22.

Abreu’s four-race stretch will conclude with a two-day visit to The Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, California, on Friday and Saturday, August 23 & 24.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks. Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

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2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru August 19, 2019) Total Races: 50 Total Wins: 4 Total Top-5s: 19 Total Top-10s: 33 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Schuett Races to Top-15 Finish During Debut at Wilmot Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - WILMOT, Wis. (Aug. 19, 2019) - Kyle Schuett garnered a top-15 result during his first visit to Wilmot Raceway with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series on Saturday night.

Schuett finished 14th after starting 19th in the 24-car A Main.

"I moved up a bit and hung around 16th and 17th for a while before a couple of cars dropped out," he said. "Our car was better than a 14th-place car. I could've pushed the issue with three or four cars late in the race, but after what happened at our last race at Macon with us flipping I just wanted to make sure that we were able to roll the car into the trailer and go to Sun Prairie the next night."

Schuett and his team were pleased that there were no problems with their race car in its first competition since being heavily damaged at Macon Speedway last month.

"We were really happy with our car," he said. "We had taken it completely apart following the crash and fixed part of the frame. We rebuilt it and it ran fine."

A slight miscue early in the night may have kept Schuett from a higher finish in the feature.

"I didn't qualify as well as I could have," said Schuett, who timed 22 nd quickest of 31 cars. "I missed the top in turns three and four on my fast lap and easily gave up four tenths of a second. I think that was a combination of me being out of the car for three weeks along with crashing the last time I was on the track."

Schuett's qualifying effort slotted him sixth in his heat race's starting grid. He secured the final transfer position to the A Main by finishing fifth.

"I was running in sixth following everyone else around the top," he said. "I decided to move to the bottom and was able to pass the guy for fifth and was on the next guy for fourth, but didn't have enough to get by him."

Plans to race the following night with the IRA Series at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., fell through when the team encountered a problem on the road after leaving Wilmot Raceway.

"One of the tires on the toter blew out around 2 a.m.," Schuett said. "We eventually got it repaired and were back on the road around 5 a.m. We were a bit concerned about some possible damage after what occurred. We just wanted to play it safe and head home after a night of zero sleep during the daylight hours."

Schuett plans to compete in his micro sprint this weekend during the famed Highbanks Hustle VII at Southern Illinois Raceway in Marion, Ill.

"This race was on our schedule in June when it was postponed to this weekend," he said. "It's a big paying race and we're looking forward it."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 17 - Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 14 (19).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Southern Illinois Raceway in Marion, Ill., for the Highbanks Hustle VII micro sprint race

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

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

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"Progressive Propane Inc. has been supporting our racing since the quarter midgets days back in 2004," Schuett said. "We're extremely grateful for their continued support and we look forward to continuing to represent them in a positive light."

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

 

 

Donny Schatz on top at River Cities, reclaims WoO championship point lead

Date: Friday, August 16th
Event: Second Leg of Northern Tour
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (6th)

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 1st - 6652 points (24-point lead over Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 19, 2019) - Despite entering the weekend behind in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship chase, ten-time and defending Series champion, Donny Schatz, ended his two-race turned one-race campaign into a triumph, ultimately retaking control of the World of Outlaws championship standings over season rival, Brad Sweet.

The victory, taking shape at the always-exciting River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 16, not only allowed Schatz the opportunity to win in his home state, but it also bumped his season total to eight; a perfect momentum boost as the Series looks west toward a multi-race West Coast Swing.

Schatz, who started sixth on the feature grid, took command from recent Knoxville Nationals champion, David Gravel, with a diving move on lap 17, ultimately driving under the Connecticut-native as the duo battled through turns three and four to complete the circuit.

“Unreal,” said Schatz in River Cities victory lane after claiming his ninth win in the last 11 races at the speedway. “We had a plan from the word go to be good at the end. The track kind of came around to us. Not bad for a North Dakota boy and a South Dakota boy (Schatz’s crew chief Steve Swenson). I think that was an ass whooping there.”

Action scheduled for Saturday, August 17, at Red River Valley Speedway was halted due to Mother Nature.

Donny Schatz will continue his quest toward an 11th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series title this Friday and Saturday with a doubleheader weekend headlined in South Dakota and Montana. The Fargo, North Dakota-native will visit Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Friday, August 23, followed by a stop at Big Sky Speedway in Shepherd, Montana, on Saturday, August 24.

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

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

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

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru August 19, 2019)
World of Outlaws Races: 48
World of Outlaws Wins: 8
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 32
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 44

 

 

Crockett Sweeps Night to Score First Career Win at Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Aug. 19, 2019) - Roger Crockett captured his second victory of the season and his first career at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday night.

"The car was really fast all night," he said. "That's the kind of night you want to have."

The night was a clean sweep for Crockett, who powered from fifth to win a heat race.

"We got a good start and everybody slipped off the bottom," he said. "I probably would have run second, but there was a yellow and I was able to get the lead after the restart. I was closing on the guy for the lead, but I'm not sure I would have got by him without that caution.

"They do their main event lineup strictly off heat race points. We were first in points so that gave us the pole position. The guy on the outside got the jump. My car wasn't great around the bottom of the track. We went a lap and there was a yellow. I moved to the top after the restart and he may have led one or two more laps before I got by on the top. Nobody was really running up there, especially in turns three and four. My car was really good on the top up on the fence keeping momentum up. It was nice to have a good handling car all night."

Crockett led the majority of the race to score the triumph.

"I'm very confident in my new Maxim chassis," he said of the car he debuted earlier this month at the 360 Knoxville Nationals. "We have a pretty good handle on it. We didn't have great results from the first couple of nights of running it, but we were gaining confidence and I'm glad it's starting to pay off."

Crockett resumes Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. He has raced at the track once, earning a top five during an ASCS National Tour Speedweek event in 2005.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 17 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roger.crockett.11/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therocket11/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bell Helmets

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"I've been with Bell Helmets since probably 2002," Crockett said. "The comfort has been fantastic and it's been a very safe product at times when we've had to test the safety aspect."

Crockett would also like to thank Route 66 Chevrolet, Route 66 Nissan, BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, JR-1 Chassis, Weld Wheels, Champion Racing Oil, Tracker Native Tobacco, PAC Racing Springs/Schroeder Series Torsion Bars and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Returns to Sumter Speedway Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 19, 2019) - Two storylines are emerging as the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour enters the final stretch of a competition 2019 campaign.

There is a tight battle atop the championship standings with Jake Karklin holding a 13-point lead entering an event this Saturday at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C. John Karklin ranks second - only one point ahead of Brandon McLain.

Meanwhile the hottest driver on the circuit is rapidly climbing the standings this summer. Steve Surniak has won each of the last three series races and has now advanced into fourth in the championship standings - only 39 points behind Jake Karklin.

Surniak leads a strong contingent of competitors in a hot battle between fourth and seventh in the standings. Sean Vardell is one point behind Surniak with Frank Peters seven points back and Shawn Mott nine points out of fourth place.

Saturday's show is the second of the season for the series at Sumter Speedway, where Nick Tucker claimed the season opener on April 27.

The gates open at 5 p.m. with racing to follow.

2019 FEATURE WINNERS -

Steve Surniak - 3 (311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., on July 27; Laurens County Speedway in Laurens, S.C., on Aug. 3; and Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on Aug. 10); Jake Karklin - 1 (Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on May 18); John Karklin - 1 (Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C., on July 6); Jake McLain - 1 (Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., on June 21); and Nick Tucker - 1 (Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., on April 27)

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.carolinasprinttour.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

MARKETING PARTNERS -

TriboDyn Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels, Superior Steering Wheels, Newlin Bar Service, Pitbull Lifts, Velocita Racewear and Next Level Custom Apparel

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is a RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series that primarily competes in North Carolina and South Carolina. There are 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule as well as two non-points races on tap. Additionally, series drivers will see an increased payout at most tracks this year.

 

 

Cody Fendley Tops Soares Classic Action; Stockton Up Next on Friday and Saturday

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Petaluma, CA)- The Soares Classic at Petaluma Speedway brings the Hunt Series to the most grueling race of the year with the 50-lap feature event taking the spotlight. When the wild feature event came to a close, it was Cody Fendley picking up his first win of 2019 season.

In a season that has been dominated by Jake Morgan and Shawn Jones winning week in and week out, Fendley has been right there knocking on the door in seemingly each of the fives races contested to date.

Saturday night was Fendley’s night to shine as he was able to race his machine to the popular win during the Soares Classic feature event as he bested the 28 car field and beat Trevor Schmid, Adam Christian, Boy Moniz, and Josh Young to the line.

The action kicked off on Saturday night with Jarrett Soares earning quick time honors.

A four-heat program was used for the Soares Classic with Boy Moniz winning Benic Enterprises Heat No. 1, Shawn Jones winning Brown and Miller Heat No. 2, Jimmy Christian winning King Racing Products Heat No. 3, and Jake Morgan taking top honors in Santomauro Heat No. 4.

Soares took home the BR Motorsports P.15 award, and Josh Young earned Santomaruo Hard Charger honors by way of his run to fifth.

After a scary wreck, Chet Wilson was the Hard Luck Award winner.

With the Soares Classic in the books, the Hunt Series is now geared for another grueling weekend as Stockton Dirt Track is the venue on tap this week for a two-day show. Running alongside the King of the West Series, the Hunt Series will be back in action on both Friday and Saturday night.

For ticket and gate information, fans are urged to click over to www.stocktondirttrack.com. With Kyle Larson competing with the KWS both night’s, tickets are expected to go quick so please plan accordingly.

2019 Schedule

Aug. 23- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

Aug. 24- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

Nov. 1- Stockton Dirt Track (Open 360’s)

Nov. 9- Marysville Raceway

ON TAP: The Hunt Series is back at it both Friday and Saturday night at Stockton Dirt Track.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 6th, Placerville Speedway), Jake Morgan (June 22nd, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 6th, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 20th, Merced Speedway), Shawn Jones (August 10th, Placerville Speedway), Cody Fendley (August 17th, Petaluma Speedway).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleeson brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 see’s Gleeson come back aboard as the series embarks on an 11 race schedule at six different venues.

 

 

MAXIM Racing Mid Season & “Month of Money” Recap
We would like to Congratulate all MAXIM Teams that have made the 2019 Season quite successful, with over 400 Wins year to date. The "Month of Money" was particularly good with MAXIM Teams Winning 80 races and several of the Biggest Events in our sport.


WoO at Eldora Speedway
-Joker Wild and King's Royal Winner - Brad Sweet / Kasey Kahne Racing
WoO at Lernerville Speedway
-Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Winner - David Gravel / Jason Johnson Racing

USAC Indiana Sprint Week
-Shane Cottle / Epperson Racing - Gas City Speedway
-Justin Grant / Topp Motorsports - Lawrenceburg Speedway

ASCS Knoxville Raceway 360 Nationals
-360 Nationals Champion - James McFadden / Kasey Kahne Racing
-MAXIM Podium Sweep James McFadden (1), Brian Brown (2), Wayne Johnson (3)
-12 Drivers of the 24 car A-Main field represented MAXIM

Knoxville Raceway 410 National
-Capitani Classic - David Gravel / Jason Johnson Racing
-Prelim Night #2 - David Gravel / Jason Johnson Racing
-Hard Knox Night - Kerry Madsen / Big Game Motorsports
-410 Nationals Champion - David Gravel / Jason Johnson Racing
-13 Drivers of the 24 car A-Main field represented MAXIM
-MAXIM Drivers Won the E, D, C, B, and A-Main's Saturday
-6 MAXIM Drivers finished in Saturday's A-Main Top 10:
David Gravel (1), Tim Kaeding (4), Brad Sweet (6), James McFadden (8), Gio Scelzi (10)

 

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Perricone's Race of Life, Beating Cancer!
 

Racing is not Jim Perricone's primary job but a profession he takes all to serious in competing on the National level. Jim is a General Manager for Marriott Hotels and is what helps support the JBMotorsports 10P sprint car team. Jim started racing with the World of Outlaws on a part time basis back in 2016.
The race on the track is the adrenaline and excitement that keeps Jim competing and racing with the best the World of Outlaw events have to offer. But the biggest race of life was one Jim never expected. In February 2018 Jim was diagnosed with Stage 1 non hodgkins lymphoma, cancer. It was discovered quickly after a routine cyst had to be removed but soon spread rapidly and Jim was admitted to the emergency care center to attack the cancer immediately. The cancer was in the sinus cavity but started spreading to the brain and the prognosis for Jim would be a vegetable in two weeks. Jim was losing mobile movement of limbs, speech and control of his bodily motions. Consensus of all groups was to get Jim to MD Anderson in Houston immediately. MD Anderson took charge of this rare type of cancer and a plan was put in place. The team attacked the cancer very aggressively and after 4 rounds of chemo Jim was clear of cancer as of July 2018, "They saved my Life".
The team and family are happy to say Jim's one year appointment and retesting has come back clear. Jim is officially 1 year free of cancer and happy to be back competing with the World of Outlaws. We thank all our fans, friends and family who support us. My lovely wife for standing by me in the worst times, your an angel.

 

 

Aug. 16 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 773; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 755; 3. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 747; 4. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 723; 5. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 715; 6. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 710; 7. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 692; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 680; 9. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 679; 10. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 669; 11. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 666; 12. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 664; 13. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 658; 14. Drew Ritchey, Ever­ett, Pa., 651; 15. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 648; 16. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 646; 17. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 641; 18. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 630; 19. Larry McVay, Bor­dentown, N.J., 624; 20. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 619.

E3 Spark Plugs State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 503; 2. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 498; 3. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 481; 4. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 434; 5. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., 424; 6. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 419; 7. Lance Jackson, Kingsburg, Calif., 384; 8. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 319; 9. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 302; 10. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 269.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 400; 2. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 388; 3. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 382; 4. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 369; 5. Scott Brad­ley, Bloomington, Ind., 338; 6. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 318; 7. Rod Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 316; 8. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 307; 9. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 300; 10. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 292.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 524; 2. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 477; 3. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 378; 4. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 369; 5. D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, 346; 6. Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, Iowa, 335; 7. Val Urman, Urbandale, Iowa, 243; 8. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 215; 9. Brian Efkamp, Boone, Iowa, 204; 10. Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 195.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 409; 2. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 353; 3. Jake Mar­tens, Fairview, Okla., 337; 4. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 330; 5. Tracey Hill, Liberal, Kan., 317; 6. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 303; 7. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 283; 8. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 255; 9. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 249; 10. Jake Bubak, Arvada, Colo., 239.

Louisiana – 1. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, 136; 2. Jerry "Butch" David, Geismar, La., 133; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 96; 4. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 76; 5. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 75; 6. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., and Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, both 66; 8. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 62; 9. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 57; 10. Kent Lewis Sr., Wil­lis, Texas, 40.

Maryland – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 212; 2. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 205; 3. Bradley Mel­lott, Pigeon Cove Rd, Pa., 193; 4. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 161; 5. Ron Aurand, Lewis­town, Pa., 154; 6. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 140; 7. Stevie Kenawell Jr., Duncansville, Pa., 133; 8. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 127; 9. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 117; 10. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 115.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 619; 2. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 587; 3. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 560; 4. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 550; 5. Brett Allen, Gay­lord, Minn., 540; 6. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 440; 7. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 358; 8. Jer­emy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 340; 9. Johnny Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 330; 10. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 322.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 471; 2. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 467; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 417; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 277; 5. Matt. Rich­ards, Lincoln, Neb., 250; 6. James Kinder, Iberia, Mo., 204; 7. Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia, Mo., 192; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 172; 9. Matt Fair, O Fallon, Mo., 157; 10. Austin Couch, Agency, Mo., 121.

Nebraska – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 557; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 526; 3. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 505; 4. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 481; 5. Josh Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 480; 6. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 470; 7. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., and Chase Weiler, Lincoln, Neb., both 439; 9. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 434; 10. Ryan King, Ben­net, Neb., 426.

New Jersey – 1. Richard Dieva, Berlin, N.J., and Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., both 251; 3. Ja­son Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 240; 4. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 233; 5. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warmin­ster, Pa., 220; 6. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 215; 7. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 213; 8. Logan Diehl, Sellersville, Pa., 183; 9. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 178; 10. Marie McVay, Woodbury Heights, N.J., 172.

North Carolina – 1. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 228; 2. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 221; 3. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 213; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 169; 5. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 154; 6. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 153; 7. Steve Surniak, Moores­ville, N.C., 152; 8. Shawn Mott, Rockwell, N.C., 150; 9. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 149; 10. George Blaney, Concord, N.C., 138.

Ohio – 1. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 283; 2. Tyler Hesson, Richwood, Ohio, 260; 3. Lewie Chris­tian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 246; 4. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 240; 5. Dustin Hammond, Spring­field, Ohio, 210; 6. John Starr, Hillsboro, Ohio, 165; 7. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 160; 8. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 153; 9. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 144; 10. Jordan Welch, Clay­ton, Ind., 110.

Oklahoma – 1. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 366; 2. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 339; 3. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 328; 4. Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla., 322; 5. Shawn Bloomquist, Indiahoma, Okla., 289; 6. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 287; 7. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 286; 8. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 280; 9. Cody Hill, Lawton, Okla., 270; 10. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 232.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 851; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 645; 3. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 624; 4. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 621; 5. Jacob Gomola, Sen­eca, Pa., 614; 6. Dylan Proctor, Beech Creek, Pa., 601; 7. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 570; 8. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 568; 9. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 563; 10. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 535.

South Dakota – 1. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 348; 2. Tim Fricke, Lincoln, Neb., 320; 3. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 284; 4. Brant O'Banion, Viborg, S.D., 263; 5. Aaron Guillaume, Sioux City, Iowa, 259; 6. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 230; 7. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 225; 8. Rick Pendergast, Norfolk, Neb., 213; 9. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 199; 10. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 183.

Texas – 1. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 579; 2. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, and Ronald "Trey" Burke, League City, Texas, both 471; 4. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 444; 5. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 421; 6. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 395; 7. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 393; 8. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 382; 9. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 380; 10. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 372.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 221; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 211; 3. Chris Ware, Williams­burg, Va., 202; 4. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 193; 5. Matt Mullins, Hampton, Va., 167; 6. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 115; 7. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 111; 8. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 107; 9. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 106; 10. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 72.

 

 

David Gravel Wins!

David Gravel took the checkers in the 2019 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store. Gravel is the 25th different driver in 59 years to win the historical event.

Gravel started second and led 37 laps en route to his first Knoxville Nationals title. The win wasn't the first, however, for his Jason Johnson Racing team. In 2016, Jason Johnson bested Donny Schatz to earn his first Nationals championship. Johnson tragically passed away two years later.

Logan Schuchart charged from 22nd to finish second and Daryn Pittman finished third.

The 2019 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General store can be viewed now in the DIRTVision vault. MAVtv will also air the race on a date yet to be determined. Second Straight Sell Out!

Thank you, race fans, for supporting the Knoxville Nationals!

For the second consecutive year, the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores was sold out.

More than 20,000 race fans from around the world filled the front and backstretch grandstands on Saturday night with thousands more filling the suites and infield. More Award Winners

Throughout the week of the Knoxville Nationals, Knoxville Raceway and its partners award a variety of contingency awards to drivers and teams. This year's winners include:

Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award - James McFadden

Gear Wrench Crew Chief of the Nationals - Phil Dietz

Hoseheads.com Rookie of the Year - Tanner Thorson MPI Hard Charger - Logan Schuchart

Premier Speedway Bonus - Carson Macedo SprintCarUnlimited.com Pole Award - Aaron Reutzel

Trunk Bar Hard Luck Award - Brooke Tatnell

Best Appearing Car - No. 41 Axalta Paint Scheme - Jason Johnson Racing

Best Dressed Crew - No. 41 Axalta Team - Jason Johnson Racing 2019 Apparel Still Available

Did you miss out on getting your 2019 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store apparel while you were at the track? No worries. You can still order apparel and merchandise online!

Our partners at Dennison Racing Tee's have you covered with tees, hoodies, baseball tees, hats and more. Order online here.

The 60th Annual Knoxville Nationals Offering a Potential $200,000 to Win

In honor of the 60th Annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, Knoxville Raceway is offering a potential $200,000 to win!

Each of the 50 laps in the 2020 race will be sold to lap sponsors for $1,000. The driver that leads that lap, gets the full $1,000 bonus. If the leader leads every lap of the race, he or she will receive $200,000. Every driver earns the lap bonus, regardless of where he or she finishes.

Laps are going fast with nearly 25 laps already sold in just one week. If you're interested in sponsoring a lap in the 2020 Knoxville Nationals, email KendraJ@KnoxvilleRaceway.com. Season Finale and $1 Busch Lights

The 2019 Knoxville Raceway sprint car season will come to a close following next Saturday's Xtream powered by Mediacom season finale AND $1 Busch Light Night!

Pace Pro Sprints, 360s and 410s will all compete with three champions being crowned.

The June 22nd 360 rain-out event will also be made up as the finale race of the evening. Both 360 feature events will pay $2500 to win and $400 to start thanks to our partners in the 360 Booster Club, as well as Dennison Racing Tee's and Jersey Freeze.

Hot Laps will start at 7:15pm. Adult tickets are $15, teens $10 and children 12 and under are free. The final Jr. Fan Club party of the 2019 season will be held prior to the races at 5pm in Dyer-Hudson Hall. Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals in Just One Month

In just one month, the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals will roar into town!

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will take over Knoxville Raceway from Thursday, September 12 through the 100-lap championship finale on Saturday, September 14.

Join us for the "Last Fling Before Spring" to see which late model driver will conquer Knoxville and take home the $40,000 grand prize.

Tickets are available here or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Upcoming Events at Knoxville Raceway

Mark your calendars for these special events coming up at Knoxville Raceway:

August 24 - Final Jr. Fan Club Party in Dyer Hudson Hall at 5pm

August 24 - Xtream by Mediacom Season Finale

September 12-14 - Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals

 

 

Bacon Vies for Another USAC Silver Crown Win after Ultimate Challenge Triumph

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (August 16, 2019) – Brady Bacon’s most recent outing aboard the Klatt Enterprises No. 6 USAC Silver Crown entry atop the central Pennsylvania Williams Grove Speedway clay oval in June resulted in the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native’s first series win.

“The Macho Man” will try to make it two series wins in a row on the dirt with this Sunday’s Bettenhausen 100 at Springfield’s Illinois State Fairgrounds mile oval.

Already with eight overall wins to his credit this season, Bacon has spent the past two weekends competing in Sprint Car action in Iowa.

Along with a return to Knoxville 360 Nationals competition and another round of Knoxville Nationals action, the highlight of the ten-night run of racing was a rousing rally from 26th to win the WAR Sprint Car Ultimate Challenge at Oskaloosa, Iowa’s Southern Iowa Speedway on Tuesday, August 6.

Bacon earned the pole position for the feature by racing from seventh to win his heat race aboard the BBR No. 99 entry. He then accepted the challenge to race from the tail of the field.

Challenge accepted and challenge conquered, as Bacon needed just 13 of the 25 allotted laps to rally into the lead and collect the $6,000 winner’s share.

Bacon preceded that with a 12th place run in his Knoxville 360 Nationals preliminary night and then a tenth-place finish in Saturday night “B” Main action.

After the Ultimate Challenge triumph, he kicked off his Knoxville Nationals pursuit in strong form by timing in fifth-quickest among the Wednesday night, August 7, field of 53 competitors. After missing the transfer out of heat race action by just one position, Bacon narrowly missed the transfer from the “B” Main and went on to Friday’s Hard Knox card and then finished out the week with a tenth-place showing in Saturday’s “C” Main.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Mean Green, Fatheadz Eyewear, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Tel-Star Technologies, B&S Cattle, Lykins Oil, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Factor4, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, Lucas Oil, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers.

2019 Quick Stats: 79 races, 8 wins, 31 top-fives, 43 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC Silver Crown at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield on Sunday.

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.

 

 

Reutzel Back on the All Star Title Hunt after Top Five Knoxville Nationals Finish

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 16, 2019) – After another stellar Knoxville Nationals effort, Aaron Reutzel resumes his pursuit of a second consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions title with a pair of events in Michigan and Indiana this weekend.

Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team take to Lake Odessa, Michigan’s I-96 Speedway for the first time on Friday night before moving on to Indiana’s Plymouth Speedway on Saturday night.

Reutzel was victorious in his first visit to Plymouth Speedway last year.

The driver of the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car enters the weekend after posting his second consecutive top-five Knoxville Nationals finish after earning Hard Charger honors with a run through the field to seventh in 2017.

After earning a fourth-place finish, this time Reutzel finished out the Nationals with a fifth-place run aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment machine.

Reutzel had earned the pole position for the $150,000-to-win event by virtue of a strong qualifying time on Thursday followed up by a critical eighth-to-second place run in heat race action and then a fifth-place feature finish aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine.

And Reutzel started the Saturday night feature in strong form. Perhaps too strong.

“We were way too good early,” Reutzel says. “I knew we might be in trouble then.”

Leading the way until the 14th round, Reutzel still held on to second until the midway break in the 50-lapper.

“I knew I was getting loose, so I started searching around and didn’t make very good laps,” Reutzel explained.

With a chance to make adjustments, Reutzel and crew gambled on adjustments to better their chances for a victory over the final 25 circuits.

“We ended up making too many changes and got the car too tight for the last half of the race,” Reutzel comments.

The reigning All Star Circuit of Champions titlist still raced to a fifth-place finish to make for another successful Knoxville Nationals outing for the BRM No. 87 team.

“We wanted that win, but it was still another great weekend for our team and something we can continue to build on,” Reutzel concluded.

Now, with a slim lead in the All Star title defense, the team looks to build upon that with events in Michigan and Indiana this weekend.

2019 Quick Stats: 57 races, 8 wins, 25 top-fives, 35 top-tens.

Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions at I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, MI) on Friday and Plymouth (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.

 

 

Carney Takes on ASCS Sooner Region Saturday at Lawton

Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (August 15, 2019) – A late change of plans will find John Carney II and the Sander Construction/South Plains Auto Transport/Mesilla Valley Transportation No. J2 Sprint Car in action with the ASCS Sooner Region on Saturday night at Lawton Speedway in southwest Oklahoma.

Currently sitting fourth in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points, Carney sees it as an ideal opportunity to prepare for the final stretch of National events.

“It will be a good weekend to try out a few things that we have been working on and try to get our car dialed in for the last 12 races or so,” Carney explains.

Carney’s most recent action was at the Knoxville 360 Nationals on August 1-3 and then Oskaloosa’s Southern Iowa Speedway on Tuesday, August 6.

After timing in 11th among the Thursday night preliminary field of 42, Carney missed the transfer from his heat by just one position. While it put the El Paso native behind the eight ball, he still battled from sixth to claim second and transfer from the Saturday “C” Main and advanced another seven positions before finishing out the weekend 15th in the “B” Main.

“We rolled out with a new car and a new motor and it wasn’t that far off,” Carney explains. “We just needed to make that transfer. That put us in the ‘C’ for Saturday and we passed cars in that and then passed more in the ‘B’, so I thought we ran pretty well. We just had too much of a hole to dig out of.”

Moving on to Oskaloosa on Tuesday, August 6, Carney raced to a ninth-place finish on the night after a fourth-place heat race showing.

“The gear we started the night with wasn’t favorable for how dry it was,” Carney says. “We tried a few things for the feature and got closer to where we needed to be.”

Saturday’s tilt at Lawton Speedway will mark Carney’s second visit to the quarter-mile red clay oval this season after posting a fifth-place run during Speedweek action in June. Carney looks for another strong run this weekend.

John Carney Racing is made possible by the support of invaluable partners including Danny Sander Construction, South Plains Auto Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Jackson Compaction, Vado Speedway Park, CSR Garage, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Performance Plus, Performance Motor Coach, Raider Graphix, MSD Ignition, Joe Hunt Magnetos and Bell Helmets.

Quick Stats: 24 Races, 2 Wins, 12 top-fives, 15 top-tens.

Next Up: ASCS Sooner Region at Lawton (OK) Speedway on Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of John Carney II’s on-track action including schedule and results 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.

 

 

Bellm Set for Show-Me State Double this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (August 15, 2019) – After a solid Knoxville 360 Nationals outing, Kyle Bellm is back in action this weekend with a pair of events in Missouri.

Belllm will take the wheel of the Smith Racing No. 86 Sprint Car for Saturday night’s card at Eldon’s Lake Ozark Speedway and then Sunday’s tilt atop the ½-mile Missouri State Fair Speedway at Sedalia.

Bellm last wheeled the Smith Racing machine to a sixth-place finish at California, Missouri’s Double X Speedway on Sunday, August 4.

“We had a stacked heat, then the feature went green to checkered,” Bellm recalls. “We were coming on strong at the end, we just ran out of laps.”

That Double X outing followed on the heels of the Knoxville 360 Nationals and then a Tuesday night card at Oskaloosa’s Southern Iowa Speedway. Bellm wheeled Tony Bartlett’s No. 75au entry for both Iowa events.

After picking off a heat race win in the Friday, August 2, preliminary card, Bellm raced to a 16th-place feature finish that night before finishing out the 360 Nationals in Saturday night “B” Main action amongst a field of nearly 100 entries.

“We were good, the car had a lot of speed all weekend,” Bellm says. “The only time that we missed it all weekend was in qualifying and that put us too far behind.”

After a third-place finish in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Southern Iowa Speedway on Tuesday, August 6, Bellm was poised to make a run from 13th in the feature before engine woes forced the No. 75au pitside.

“I think we were going to do well at Oskaloosa,” Bellm recalls. “We fell back at the start of the heat and worked back up to third. The car felt really good for the feature, we passed three or four cars on the first start before a caution came out. Then we had a cylinder fill with water to we had to pull off.”

Overall, a few weeks teamed with the Bartlett No. 75au team proved fruitful.

“I was happy with the speed we had, and with a few good breaks we could have had some good finishes,” Bellm explains. “I’m grateful to Tony Bartlett for the opportunity to drive his car and hopefully we can do it again next year. And I also have to thank Clancy Boots for getting us together, I felt like we got better every time out.”

Now it’s back to the wheel of the Smith Racing No. 86 for events at Lake Ozark Speedway and Sedalia this weekend.

The Kyle Bellm Racing efforts are made possible with support from marketing partners including Greenworks Nursery, Landscapes Awarded, Christian County Collision Repair, Bybee Lawn Care, PPG Automotive Finishes, Colorvision, Schure Built Suspensions, Schaeffers Racing Oil and Valley Park West Retirement Living.

Quick Stats: 22 Races, 1 win, 5 top-fives, 10 top-tens.

Up Next: Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO) on Saturday and Sedalia’s Missouri State Fair Speedway on Sunday.

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.

 

 

Cannon McIntosh Ready for Illinois Quadruple

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (August 15, 2019) – Following on the heels of an idle weekend, Cannon McIntosh and the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 Midget team are back in action with a slate of four races in Illinois this weekend.

The weekend gets off to an early start on Thursday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway, the first of three Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League events with Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway to follow on Friday and Saturday. McIntosh will round out the weekend with a Sunday night card at Jacksonville Speedway.

While it will be the 16-year-old’s first outing at Fairbury, he has taken in one night of POWRi competition at both Lincoln and Macon while competing on several occasions at Jacksonville.

McIntosh’s most recent action was at Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway on August 2-3. He raced to a sixth-place finish in the Friday portion and then finished eleventh in the finale after leading much of the way.

“We just took a little too long to get going,” McIntosh said of the sixth-place run on Friday night.

McIntosh had that elusive first POWRi National win in his sites the next night before settling for an 11th-place finish. “We led the first 20 laps or so, then we just had a bad restart that cost us,” McIntosh explains.

McIntosh has climbed up to seventh in Lucas Oil POWRi National League points with a position among the top five well within reach. He’ll try to crack the top five as he vies for a first career series win this weekend.

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

Up Next:

Thursday – Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League at Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway.

Friday – Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League at Lincoln (IL) Speedway.

Saturday – Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League at Macon (IL) Speedway.

Sunday – Midgets at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway.

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

Note: Cannon and the Dave Mac Motorsports team will have Grady Chandler stickers available for $5. All proceeds go directly to the Chandler family as he fights to recover.

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

 

 

Skip's Fish Fry Presents Oswego Speedway's $5 Admission Track Championship Event this Saturday, August 17

OSWEGO, NY (August 15, 2019) - Oswego Speedway will close out its regular season with the annual $5 admission Novelis Supermodified, Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supermodified track championship event presented by Skip’s Fish Fry this Saturday, August 17

Saturday will mark the third season in a row that the Speedway has offered $5 admission on Fan Appreciation Night, a tradition that began with the memorable 2016 edition, when Michael Barnes came from the last row to earn both the win and track championship for Syrell Racing.

This weekend, eight time and defending track champion Otto Sitterly, who already holds the all- time record for most Supermodified titles, will only need to take the green flag to surpass Nolan Swift’s overall record of eight track championships between the Super and A-Modified divisions.

While Sitterly has not been dominant, he has certainly been very consistent, having finished in the top ten for all eleven features contested throughout 2019. Among the top tens were nine top five runs including an incredible seven podium efforts.

Jeff Abold, who has finished podium in back to back races, sits second sixty points back. Behind him, only forty three points separate Dave Gruel, Alison Sload, Brandon Bellinger, Dave Shullick Jr, Keith Shampine, Dave Danzer and Joe Gosek in a very tight race for third through ninth.

Rookies Jack Patrick and Camden Proud, who have gone neck and neck all season long in the duel for rookie of the year, sit fifteenth and sixteenth in points with Proud leading the rookie race by only eleven markers.

In the Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supermodified divisions, Anthony Losurdo has all but locked up both track titles. The defending Small Block Super champion has a fifty point lead over Dave Cliff in the SBS ranks and a forty point lead over Barry Kingsley in the 350 Super.

Losurdo, who on July 5 became the first driver to earn features wins in two different divisions on the same night since Jack Murphy in 1957, has finished in the top five for all but one SBS feature and picked up five wins along the way. The driver of the No. 1 also has a 350 victory.

Barring any significant shake ups in the point standings, should Losurdo take home the track titles in both the Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supermodified divisions, he would be the first driver since Jim Shampine in 1972 to win track championships in more than one division in the same season.

Behind Losurdo in the top five of the Small Block Super standings are Cliff, David LaTulip and Joshua Sokolic. Losurdo, Kingsley, Dalton Doyle, John Burke and Michael Bruce make up positions one through five in the 350 Supermodified contingent.

Saturday’s presenting sponsor and concession vendor Skip’s Fish Fry serves the only authentic New England Fish Fry in the area. Despite opening Skip’s just over one year ago, owner Shawn Cathcart has already earned a reputation for serving some of Oswego County’s best seafood.

At its restaurant location downtown at 42 West Second Street and in Oswego Speedway’s concession area, Skip’s Fish Fry offers its delicious haddock sandwiches, fried shrimp, clams, and classic favorites such as Hofmann Hot Dogs, and ‘speedway style’ french fries.

For more information on Skip’s Fish Fry, or to view a menu, please visit Skip’s Fish Fry online at SkipsFishFry.com. You can also LIKE Skip’s Fish Fry on Facebook or FOLLOW on Twitter at @SkipsFishFry.

Oswego Speedway will open its gates for Saturday’s track championship event at 4:15pm. Hot laps will also take the green at 4:15 with time trials scheduled for 6:00 and heat racing set for 6:45pm.

If you would like to purchase advance sale tickets for the Skip’s Fish Fry Track Championship, including seating in Oswego Speedway’s VIP areas, please phone the track box office at (315)-342-0646 or send an email to oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

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

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The 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 the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 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, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: Starks and Kerry Madsen Produce Victories at Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Aug. 15, 2019) - A Team ILP client was victorious during two of the four nights at the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores hosted by Knoxville Raceway last week.

Trey Starks scored his first career win at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, a week ago Wednesday during the opening night of the spectacle. It marked his first win of the year.

Kerry Madsen bested nearly 80 drivers on Friday during the Hard Knox Night, a triumph that locked him into Saturday's Knoxville Nationals A Main for the seventh straight season.

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

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

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

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

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

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

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

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

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

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

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

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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Price Rallies for Top 15 at Ultimate Challenge Before Making First-Ever Knoxville Nationals Attempt

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 15, 2019) - Robbie Price highlighted four nights of racing last week with a top-15 finish in the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co., which was hosted by Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race began a busy week of racing that also saw the Cobble Hill, British Columbia, native attempt his first-ever Knoxville Nationals during the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores at Knoxville Raceway.

Price rolled into the Southern Iowa Speedway Tuesday night looking to use the track time and knowledge he gained during the previous night's 410 sprint car show at the track for a solid run in ASCS action.

"We felt pretty good in hot laps, but we decided to make a gear change prior to the heat and the car just wasn't getting up to speed quick enough," said Price, who placed fifth in a heat race.

Price then ended eighth in the B Main and he was forced to use a series provisional to start the main event.

"I was in the last transfer spot and I missed my mark on a late green-white-checkered finish (in the B Main) and cost us a transfer spot," he said. "It was just a frustrating night from start to finish."

Price navigated two red flags and traffic to advance to a 15th -place result in the A Main. The eight positions gained were the second best in the field and good enough to give Price his 20th top 15 of the season.

"The track really rubbered up in the feature so I was just kind of biding my time in line," he said. "I'd have felt better about the run if the provisional didn't cost us so much points-wise. But I guess you could say it was a small victory."

Price then ventured to Knoxville Raceway for his Knoxville Nationals preliminary night on Thursday. He began his night by laying down the 52 nd quickest time in time trials with a lap of 16.640 seconds.

With 56 cars in competition, the time forced the team directly to the C Main. He was credited with charging from 11th to fifth place in the race.

"I struggled from the get-go not having speed," he said. "I don't run a ton of 410 races so I was really behind the eight ball before we ever started."

The team returned to the track on Friday for Hard Knox Night. Price timed in 34th quickest in his group before he advanced to 11 th in a heat race and sixth in the C Main.

"We really just wanted to get as many laps as possible," he said. "We knew we were in trouble and I just need to get laps to get better in the 410. So we did our best and tried to learn a few things along the way."

Price capped the event with a 16th-place finish in the D Main on Saturday. While the results were disappointing, Price was happy to be able to participate in the iconic race and he is looking to use the knowledge gained as he attempts to close out the rest of 2019 on a high note.

"The Saturday night deal is so hard because the track is so fast right away and it's tough to pass," he said. "I ran out of tear-offs and struggled to make much ground, but ultimately we learned a few things and we'll hopefully be back next year more prepared."

Next up on the schedule for Price will be a trip home to run a pavement NSRA Winged Sprint Car at Western Speedway in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, this Friday and Saturday in an attempt to bring home the coveted Daffodil Cup trophy.

Price last raced asphalt sprint cars regularly in 2015 and is hoping the trip home will be a nice refresher as well as serve as a fun break from regular Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition.

"I can't even tell you how many races we have run lately," he said. "It's going to be nice to be home and to do something a little different and I think it can only make me better for the rest of the year."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 6 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 8 (5); Feature: 15 (23).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 52; C Main: 5 (11).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 34; Heat race: 11 (12); C Main: 6 (10).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - D Main: 16 (16).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 11 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Western Speedway in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, for the P&R Truck Centre Daffodil Cup

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World of Outlaws Invade Big Sky Speedway in Billings on August 24

BILLINGS, Mont. — August 15, 2019 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series hits the track at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., for the third straight year on Saturday, August 24 as O’Reilly Auto Parts presents the Big Sky Brawl at Billings.

Daryn Pittman won his second consecutive race and third overall at Big Sky Speedway last year. The 2013 series champion took the lead from Jacob Allen on lap-17 and stayed out front for the remainder of the 35-lap contest. Pittman won for the first time at Big Sky Speedway in 2005 and returned to victory lane again in 2017. Allen wound up second with 10-time series champion Donny Schatz in third.

Leading the way for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this season is Brad Sweet, who has a series-best 12 wins and 32 top-five finishes through August 10. Schatz is currently second in points, just two markers behind Sweet. Schatz has seven wins to go along with a series-leading 42 top-10 finishes.

David Gravel, who won the biggest race of his career, the Knoxville Nationals, this past weekend, is currently third in points. The native of Watertown, Conn., has seven overall wins in World of Outlaws competition this year. Pittman, who has two victories thus far in 2019, is fourth in the standings. Logan Schuchart, who has four wins, rounds out the current top-five.

Shane Stewart, who claimed the finale of the Music City Outlaw Nationals in Nashville earlier this season, is sixth in points. Carson Macedo, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, who has two wins, is seventh in the standings. Ian Madsen, who has one win is eighth, with Sheldon Haudenschild, who has a pair of victories in ninth. Brent Marks rounds out the current top-10. Also on the road again in 2019 are veteran drivers Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides and Jacob Allen.

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Tickets for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Big Sky Brawl at Billings, featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont., on Saturday, August 24 can be purchased in advance online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023.

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Back to the Bullring Saturday

The PA Sprint Series returns to the quarter-mile Path Valley Speedway Park bullring Saturday, looking for more of the excitement fans enjoyed in last weekend’s race.

At that special Friday event, Doug Dodson led every lap to collect his first IMCA/RaceSaver victory, but he had to fight off intense challenges from Ryan Lynn and eventual runner-up Drew Ritchey to reach Victory Lane.

Dodson is expected to return this weekend, looking for two in a row, but he’ll have to beat last week’s pursuers, along with Zach Newlin, the all-time PASS victory leader at Path Valley with seven wins, plus a strong field of other contenders.

This weekend’s race is the 4th Annual Roy & Margaret McGee Memorial, honoring the founders of the speedway. Joining the PASS sprinters will be limited late models, 270 and 600cc micro sprints, 4-cylinder thunder cars and SCDRA 4-cylinder strictly stocks. Several special contingency awards have been added to the purse.

The raceday schedule is one hour earlier for this weekend’s show, with gates opening at 4:00 p.m. and warm-ups beginning at 6:00. Spectator admission remains $10, with pit gate admission $30 for members and $35 (including a one-time $5 fee) for non-members.

Next weekend brings one of PASS’s rare three-race schedules. Clinton County Motor Speedway has a RaceSaver/IMCA event co-sanctioned with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series on Friday night, and PASS returns to Port Royal Speedway Saturday. Then on Sunday the series visits BAPS Motor Speedway to support the 410 sprints in another of that track’s special shows.


Point Championships to be Decided at Michaels Mercer Raceway

(Mercer, PA August 14, 2019): Michaels Mercer Raceway will determine its track champions in the Fast Five divisions this Saturday, August 17. Several of the classes are very close, so a position here or a position there could make all of the difference in who gets the hardware and the bonus money that will be awarded at the annual banquet over the off-season. Plus, the Junior Sprints will part of the action. In the unlikely event of inclement weather, the track will wrap up its regular season on August 24. Then, traditional special events will be held in September and October, respectively. More on those events later.

In the Diehl Ram Big Block Modifieds, three drivers have a legitimate shot at the championship. The father and son duo of Rex King, Jr. and Rex King, Sr. are tied for the points lead, with 297 markers. But just seven points behind them is Dave Murdick. While Kyle Fink cannot challenge for the title, he still has an incentive to do his very best because the Tugboat, Lonny Riggs, is only four points back. The other positions in the top ten seem safe, but the order could turn upside down depending on where the drivers finish their heats and the feature event. Bradd Rapp currently hold down sixth, followed by Bob Warren, Skip Moore, Erik Martin, and Rick Regalski. But there will be plenty of other talented drivers who will be gunning for a victory to bring the season to a close on a high note.

There is also a tie atop the Racesaver 305 Sprint Car class, which is presented by Hards Welding and Fabrication and River Valley Butcher Block. Jacob Gomola and Kyle Colwell are tied at 337 points apiece. Mathematically eliminated is Greg Dobrosky, in third. He seems safe from the next two drivers, Chase Matheney and Andy Cavanaugh. Steve Cousins is safe at sixth. Positions seven, eight, and nine could change hands among Johnny Walker, Will Fleming, and Vincent Daugherty. Matt Gardina seems to have a lock on tenth.

Another close battle will be in the Turn 4 Toilets Fastrak Limited Modifieds. Just two counters separate Brian Schaffer from Shayne Izzo. Izzo had the lead for most of the year, but Schaffer's first career win vaulted him into the lead. Any one of four divers could assume the third position. Brian Sadler has it, but Jerry Schaffer, Erik Martin, and Steve Slater want it, and they could get it with some luck coming their way. Michael Kristyak, Gage Priester, and Jim Bryce seem secure. But, three drivers could ultimately be the tenth place finisher. Brandon Ritchey, Justin Halicki, and Garrett Krummert could get the nod.

One class that will not have drama in store is the Barris Trucking Modified Lites. But, you will want to seem them race so that you can say "I was there," when the checkers fall. Vivian Jones, the teenager from West Middlesex will be the queen for the day, regardless where she finishes. So long as she pulls a pill and takes a green flag, she will become the first female champion in the rich history of the track. Dusty Frantz has been her main rival all season long, but he will come in second. Two graduates of the Junior Sprint class, Ayden Cipriano and Jordan Simmons will duke it out with veteran Rod Jones for the third place in the rankings. Jacob Isenhart, Shane Webb, Nathaniel Bale, Mark Biskup, and Tyler Purnell look to sew up the remaining spots in the top ten, but there is an outside chance that Teddy Williams, Jeff Davis, or Jacob Eakin could crack the top ten. It will be an action packed race, as the Modified Lites have had good counts and tight competition all year long, making Vivian Jones' accomplishment all the more impressive.

Joe Campbell has the edge going into the final points run for the Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks. Mike Porterfield and Johnny Bruce, Sr. could challenge, but Campbell could salt it away with a strong run. Once again, positions within the top ten could change hands among Dewayne Redinger, Kyle Donnelly, Bill Fuchs, Tim Callahan, Phil King, D.J. McRae, Joe Romanko, and Justin Bailey. Just like the Mod Lites, a banner field of ultra competitive Mini Stocks is expected.

And, don't forget those Juniors! While there is no championship on the line for them, Bragging rights will be on the line based upon the feature finish, so the youthful drivers will give it their all as they learn how to race around the tricky oval.

The action will start at 7 p.m. Practice sessions will be at 6:30, and the Pit Gates will open at 4 p.m., as usual. The spectator gates will swing open at 5 p.m. Come out early to get your favorite seats!

The regular event ticket pricing will apply. So, adults will enjoy the show for just $12. Seniors (60+) will come in for $10. Children (13 and under) will be admitted for free if they are in the company of a paying patron. Pit Passes will be available for $30. Seniors (60+) and children (10 and under) will be admitted to the Pits for $25.

Remember that there will be a Fast Five program held on August 24 regardless of the completion of this week's events. If the August 17 show is completed as planned, there will be no points awarded on the 24th. Instead, the fans will see good old fashioned go for broke racing! But if the August 17 event is lost for any reason, the championship rounds will be held on the 24th.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

About Michaels Mercer Raceway: Michaels Mercer Raceway is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstates 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through early October. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com.

 

 

BRODY ROA BACK IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!

(Cypress, CA, August 14, 2019) After two weekends off from sprint car racing, Brody Roa returns to the saddle this Saturday night at the annual “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night,” for the USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Sprint Cars at Perris Auto Speedway. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. with racing at 7:00.

(The attached photo of Brody Roa at Perris Auto Speedway is courtesy of Doug Allen)

Roa’s last ride in a sprint car came on July 27th when he finished seventh in the USAC National Sprint Car’s “Indiana Sprint Week” finale at Tri-City Speedway. Since then the #91R crew, which consists of crew chief Zac Bozanich, Brody’s dad Brett and Joe Gibb, have been freshening things up and going over the car with a fine-tooth comb in preparation for Saturday’s race.

Going into the show, Roa is one of the main players in the championship chase in both the USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Series. In the Southwest Series, which stages all but five of its 2019 races in Arizona, Roa leads the championship standings by nine points. After setting the pace for much of the early going in the USAC/CRA Series, he marches into Saturday’s race in second, 49-points out of first.

Saturday’s race will be the Garden Grove, California racers sixth of the year at Perris. Thus far he has recorded one win, a third, a fourth, a sixth and an 18th on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. The 18th came at the last race at Perris when a part failure sent him to the pits before the checkered flag. He has one other win in the USAC/CRA Series. That came at the Santa Maria Speedway on July 6th.

Saturday will be the 10th race of the season for the Southwest Series. In the first nine races, the popular 28-year-old has one victory and has only finished out of the top three two-times.

Like the Southwest Series, he also has an impressive performance chart in the first 10 races in CRA. In addition to the two aforementioned wins, he has five other top-five finishes and has only finished worse than fifth three times.

Fans who would like to see Roa in action this week can find Perris Auto Speedway at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The track website is http://perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (951) 949-0134.

Bring the kids out on Saturday and bring a bag with them. At intermission, Roa and all the other drivers will be parked on the front straight passing out free candy to all the children at the race.

After Saturday’s race, Roa will have one week off before beginning defense of his 2018 “California Sprint Week” Championship. The grueling mini-series will feature six races on five different tracks in only eight nights. The series will begin on August 31st and September 1st with races at the Calistoga Speedway. They will be followed up by races at Petaluma Speedway, Ocean Speedway, Merced Speedway and the Santa Maria Raceway.

Colorful Brody Roa t-shirts are available now at the track or via mail. If you cannot make it to a race and would like to order one, please use the following link https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product. You can see the design in one of the photos attached to this release.

Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2019 season, look at Roa’s schedule below. He is available to race on any night not already on his racing calendar. Contact him at the phone number and E-mail address in this release.

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

The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, The Golden-Vibe Boutique, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Wilwood Brakes, Coffman Racing Graphics and Bill’s Smokey Mountain Jerky. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

2019 Schedule
1/15/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 13th A
1/19/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 12th C
2/27/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 1st A
2/28/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 4TH A
3/2/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 3rd A
3/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 2nd A
3/9/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) UASC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A
3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA (with WoO) 1st A
4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 3rd A
4/20/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 6th A
4/27/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 1st A
5/4/19 Ventura Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A
5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 14th A
5/18/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A
5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 6th A
6/1/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A
6/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 2nd A
6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 4th A
7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 1st A
7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest 18th A
7/17/19 Eldora Speedway (OH) USAC National 17th A
7/18/19 I-69 Speedway (IN) USAC National 7th B
7/19/19 Plymouth Speedway (IN) USAC National DNS
7/20/19 Kokomo Speedway (IN) USAC National 14th A
7/21/19 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) USAC National 21st A
7/24/19 Terre Haute Action Track (IN) USAC National 17th A
7/25/19 Lincoln Park Speedway (IN) USAC National DNS
7/26/19 Bloomington Speedway (IN) USAC National 19th A
7/27/19 Tri-State Speedway (IN) USAC National 7th A
8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest
8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/5/29 Merced Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/6/19 Ocean Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/7/19 Santa Maria Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/14/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/28/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest
10/26/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/15/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/16/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National


 

 

Cory Turner Set For SOS Showdown This Friday At Ohsweken After Podium Finish

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (August 15, 2019) – Cory Turner is eagerly awaiting this Friday’s Southern Ontario Sprints Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway on the heels of a strong second-place finish when he unloaded the Burger Barn/Ace 1 Construction/Mobil 1 No.13 on August 9.

Turner started eighth for the 20-lap main event last Friday night and drove to a runner-up finish. The No.13 raced into fourth in the opening laps and then assumed the second spot after the top-two runners crashed on lap 13. In the closing laps, Turner nearly caught leader Mack DeMan amongst lapped traffic.

“I needed another couple of laps,” Turner explained. “I watched the video and I was catching him by six or seven-tenths per lap because he was stuck in traffic. He was faster in clean air, but we might have had something for him. The way the track was, there was really only moisture on the very top and the very bottom. If you got caught in middle, you would just sit there and light your tires up until the straightaway.”

Over the course of the night, Turner felt his car was strong throughout and even improved towards the end of the Feature.

“We were good in hot laps and might have been a little too tight in the heat race,” Turner said, “but it came in really nice the last six or seven laps in the Feature. I was pretty happy with the car.”

Following his second-place finish, Turner is only 23 points behind point leader Mack DeMan and 12 points behind Dylan Westbrook in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car standings at Ohsweken. It’s also a full points event for the Southern Ontario Sprints, where Turner enters the event third in the standings, still in close championship contention. The added cars from the outside tour and an extra five laps also change the dynamic of the race.

“This week is a big wild card with the SOS in town,” Turner said. “It’s a different kind of race because there’s usually more cars and lots of lapped traffic. It’s 25 laps as well, so you really have to have your eyes open.”

With full points on the line in both standings, Turner recognizes the importance of finishing well in this week’s event.

“We’ve been busy every night this week preparing,” Turner added. “We want to be as ready as we possibly can be and not beat ourselves. Everything is amplified.”

While this week’s event is a big one on the track for Turner and his Burger Barn Racing team, next week will bring a big off-track event. Team Turner Racing will host their annual corn roast in the pits after the races at Ohsweken on August 23. The annual event is a tradition that started with the family’s racing patriarch Don Turner.

“We always look forward to our annual corn roast,” Turner said. “It’s always a great time and an excellent opportunity for us to catch up with our racing family and friends who we don’t always get to spend enough time with throughout the season. We hope everyone can make it out.”

Race time at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, August 16 is 7:30pm. For additional information on Cory Turner’s remaining events at Ohsweken Speedway with the Southern Ontario Sprints, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca.

CORY TURNER 2019 SEASON STATS 13 Cory Turner – 20 Starts: 3 Wins, 9 Top-5s, 13 Top-10s

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

 

 

305 sprint teams help kick off the 167th Sandusky County Fair


Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019

FREMONT, Ohio - It's a tradition that dates back to the earliest days of grassroots racing and it continues today - automobile racing during the fair. The drivers of the 305 c.i. sprint car ranks will help kick off the 167th Sandusky County Fair Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Fremont Speedway!

All 305 c.i. sprint teams are welcome to compete against the "The Track Action Built's" normal weekly competitors in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. The event will pay $1,000 to the feature winner with added money throughout the field thanks to the Sandusky County Agricultural Society and the Fremont Fence Company.

Admission is $8 to the fair and $7 to the main grandstands. Fans can come early and enjoy the fair rides, exhibits and delicious food before heading to the historic covered grandstands for the night of racing.

For race teams, tow rigs will be housed at the former sugar beet lot off North Front Street and Haynes Street behind the grandstands and cars and equipment will be taken up to the track. Pit passes are $30 and will be sold at the sugar beet lot or at the top of the hill and you must have a pit pass in order to be in the infield area. The sugar beet lot will open at 3 p.m.

Grandstand tickets will go on sale at 5 p.m. with qualifying taking place at 6 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.

Vintage race cars will also put on an exhibition race and the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame will be open for fans to browse through the exhibits and memorabilia.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

About Fremont Fence Company - www.fremontfenceco.com

The Fremont Fence Company, owned by Kenneth and Karen Clark, was established in 1968 and is located on North Street, right across from the Fremont Speedway. Whether you require a quality decorative fence for your home or the toughest fence application for your business, Fremont Fence will work with you to find the best solution. Fremont Fence provides free estimates. Choosing the right fence for your home will bring value and make your house feel like home. For commercial interests, a quality fence can be essential to protect your business and improve the look of your property and for industrial applications, a highly durable fence may be what you need to help protect your equipment or job site.

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING RETURNS TO ATLANTIC CITY’S BOARDWALK HALL ON JANUARY 31, FEBRUARY 1ST; TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21ST

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ August 14, 2019 . . . The Indoor Auto Racing Series returns to Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Friday and Saturday January 31st and February 1st in 2020. Tickets for the 18th annual NAPA Auto Parts Classic will go on sale Wednesday, August 21st 10 am.

Tickets will be available in a range of different prices through Ticketmaster, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office or the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618 during regular business hours.

The Three Quarter (TQ) Midget race cars will again headline the program with high speed excitement competing on a speedway set-up on the concrete floor of the arena. The wild and crazy Slingshots and darty Champ Karts will make up the tripleheader program as they have in the past.

Racing action begins on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday action getting the green flag at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 on Friday night. On Saturday doors open at 5 p.m. with fans holding reserved tickets given the opportunity to attend Fan Fest on the speedway. All cars competing in the program will be positioned on the speedway and drivers made available for autographs until 6:15pm.

Last year’s Saturday night Gambler’s Classic was won for the first time by the very colorful Andy Jankowiak of Buffalo, N.Y. Known simply as Andy J. passed Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J. for the lead, then held off Tim Buckwalter of Douglasville, Pa., Ryan Flores of Mooresville, N.C. and 2018 Indoor series and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, N.Y.

After a problem in one of Friday’s Four 20 lap features and his Saturday heat race, Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y. took a provisional starting spot for the Gambler’s Classic. Rudolph then drove from a 25th starting spot to finish fifth keeping his series point championship hopes alive.

Rudolph, a full-time dirt Modified racer during the outdoor season, would later clinch the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP title with a series record ninth career victory in the inaugural event held in Syracuse, N.Y. in March.

The Indoor Auto Racing Series will return to the same four venues in 2020. The series will open on the concrete floor of the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., on Friday and Saturday January 3rd and 4th with two complete programs for the TQ Midgets.

Following the “Concrete Series” event in Atlantic City at the end of January, a special non-point event will be held on a banked clay oval. The third annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals will again be held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. on Friday and Saturday nights February 21st and 22nd featuring nearly 100 wingless 600cc Sprints.

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

Ticket launch dates for the events in Allentown, Pa., Trenton, N.J. and Syracuse, N.Y. will be announced at a later date.

Corporate sponsorship packages to fit every budget and group sales information are available for all events. For information, email Danny Sammons at danny@aarn.com. Information including host hotels for each event is available at indoorautoracing.com.

 

 

Bogucki Enjoys Action-Packed Two Weeks in Iowa

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 14, 2019) - Scott Bogucki and his SawBlade.com sponsored team overcame a lot of obstacles to close two weeks of racing in Southern Iowa with a smile.

Though it ended last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway with an eighth-place finish in the B Main of the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, Bogucki was very upbeat about the experience.

"Our little team gave their heart and soul the past 10 days," he said. "When you are competing against the best sprint car drivers in the world - over 100 of them - to make the B Main for Saturday night is incredible."

Bogucki's racing began Aug. 2 during the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. The SawBlade.com backed team qualified third quickest overall before finishing fifth in a heat race to narrowly miss locking into the A Main. Bogucki had to tackle the B Main, which he won to transfer into the main event.

"I was sloppy in my heat and I attribute that to a lack of laps at Knoxville," he said. "We haven't raced here since last year's Nationals. We won the B Main and started toward the tail of the A Main and our new motor blew a plug out of the block."

The DNF relegated him into the B Main during the Saturday finale, where a top-four finish transferred him into the A Main.

"We had a rear-end seal go bad and leak grease all in the floor so I pulled in," he said regarding his 23rd-place result.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour visited Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Aug. 6. Bogucki, who sits third in the ASCS National championship standings, rolled off 12th in the feature after placing third in a heat race.

"The track was really racy at the beginning and I was able to pass cars before it took rubber," he said. "We had a red and I adjusted a shock and I screwed up or we had a shot at the top three, but ended up fifth."

The SawBlade.com sponsored team put a 410ci engine in for the famed Knoxville Nationals last week. Bogucki qualified on Thursday, turning the eighth quickest time in qualifying.

"We had a great qualifying effort which gave us a lot of points, but put us toward the tail of the heat and against that caliber of talent it's tough," he said. "We were able to pass a couple of cars and finish fifth, but that put us in the B Main. The car was good and we transferred to the A Main and drove from 23rd to 17th, which locked us into Saturday's B Main. If I could have gotten two more cars in the heat we might have made Saturday's A Main.

"Knoxville is a beast of a place and takes a lot of laps to get comfortable there. I'm happy with how we ran. We improved every time we hit the track and I can't ask for much better than that. It was a big improvement from last year's Nationals."

Bogucki said the team will take this weekend off and prepare for the next ASCS race, which is Aug. 24 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

"We are going to recoup and reload and get ready for the stretch run with the ASCS," he said. "We are third in points and hoping to move into second soon."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 21 (21).

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 4 (3); Feature: 23 (24).

Aug. 6 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 5 (12).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 3 (5); Feature: 17 (23).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 8 (6).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 24 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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"This team is full of passion and commitment and we could not have done it without Jack McCarthy, Brian Mueller and Cody Findley," Bogucki said. "We also hope we have done our sponsors SawBlade.com , Dissolvalloy, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, Porker Transport, Howard Law and Findley and Sons proud. Thank you everyone."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, KW Motorsports, Ostrich Race Engines, Weld Wheels, Rod End Supply, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, K1, Rocket Design, Momentum Suspension, Denver Findley, Al Drivelines, PAC, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, and Maxim Chassis for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Caps Patriot Sprint Tour Doubleheader With Podium at Eriez Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ERIE, Pa. (Aug. 14, 2019) - Joe Trenca ventured to a pair of Western Pennsylvania ovals last weekend for the first time since 2016.

Trenca and the Patriot Sprint Tour kicked off a doubleheader on Saturday at Mercer Raceway in Mercer, where the Mucci Motorsports driver advanced from third to second place in a heat race and he won the dash before ending the night 14th in the A Main.

"We had a solid start to the night, but we needed to win the heat to make the feature redraw," he said. "It was good to win the dash and we started the feature in the top 10, but we didn't get the end result that we wanted."

Trenca rebounded on Sunday at Eriez Speedway, where he took advantage of a favorable draw by winning a heat race from the pole. That earned a spot into the feature redraw and he lined up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"We had a good race and maintained a podium," he said. "We ended up losing one position and you never want to back up, but you can't be too disappointed whenever you end the night on the podium."

Trenca's third-place outing was his career-best run at the track.

The next Patriot Sprint Tour race is Aug. 24 at Woodhull Raceway in Woodhull, N.Y. Trenca enters the event ranked second in the Patriot Sprint Tour championship standings - only 38 points out of the lead.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 10 - Mercer Raceway in Mercer, Pa. - Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 14 (9).

Aug. 11 - Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 24 at Woodhull Raceway in Woodhull, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Don Ott Racing Engines

Don Ott Racing Engines builds engines for sprint car teams across the country. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/DonOttRacing/ .

"We've been with Don Ott Racing Engines since Day 1," Trenca said. "We're pleased with their engines and look forward to continue doing business with them."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

Hagar Learns Throughout 410 Knoxville Nationals Debut

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 14, 2019) - Derek Hagar competed in the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores for the first time in his career last week.

Although the team didn't get the outcome they were hoping for, they were able to learn a lot and are already looking forward to next year's event at the famed Knoxville Raceway.

"Sunday we ran in the Capitani Classic to get some laps in," Hagar said. "We qualified 29th in our group, which lined us up 10th in our heat race. We fell back a spot and finished 11th. We started 19th in the second B Main and ran 22 nd. That was the end of our night."

The Capitani Classic was a good warm-up for the Knoxville Nationals. The pace Hagar was running was consistent with his usual times, but he knew his motor program wasn't where it needed to be. However, he looked forward to his qualifying night on Thursday as he was feeling more comfortable with his car and his on-track performance.

"We qualified 38th out of 56 cars on Thursday night," he said. "That put us on the pole of our heat race, but we got hit by another car and that put us in the wall. There was so much damage to the car that we didn't even try to repair it. It stunk it had to end that way because I feel like we could've had a good night."

The team moved on to Friday for Hard Knox Night. Hagar qualified 36th quickest in his group before he maneuvered from 12th to eighth in a heat race. The night ended with a 16 th-place result in a B Main.

"On Saturday we lined up 15th in the D Main," Hagar said. "The track was really wet so it could last all night, which wasn't great for a whole lot of passing. We ended up finishing 21st and that was the end of our run at Nationals. Had we not been wrecked on our qualifying night I think the weekend could've gone better, but it is what it is."

Hagar is looking forward and preparing for next year's event. If all goes accordingly, he hopes to run the 360 Knoxville Nationals and possibly a couple other races at Knoxville Raceway before 410 Knoxville Nationals next summer.

"Knoxville always provides a fun week," he said. "We truly learned a lot and we got to have some fun doing it. Seeing people you haven't all year and just enjoying that atmosphere at the track is unlike anything else. No matter what it was a great week."

Hagar will take this weekend off before returning to action on Aug. 24 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 11 (10); B Main: 22 (19).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 38; Heat race: DNF (1); C Main: DNS (3).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 36; Heat race: 8 (12); B Main: 16 (16).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - D Main: 21 (15).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 6 wins, 16 top fives, 17 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 24 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Summit Truck Group

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"Summit Truck Group has been with us for a couple of weeks now," Hagar said. "The location in Memphis, Tenn., has been great to work with and we're excited to have them be a part of our team."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, FK Rod Ends, Petra Construction, Southern Collision Centre, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Weld Wheels, Xtreme Race Graphics, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, B&D Towing and Recovery, Valvoline, DHR Suspension and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Daniel Earns 15th-Place Result During Knoxville Nationals Preliminary Night

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 14, 2019) - Mason Daniel made progress during his first appearance at the famed Knoxville Nationals.

Daniel posted a 15th-place result last Thursday during his preliminary night of the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, which was hosted by Knoxville Raceway.

He opened the action by qualifying 39th quickest and placing third in a heat race, which locked him into the main event. Daniel maneuvered from 20th to 15th.

"Our qualifying night was good," he said. "We made the main event and advanced. We learned some stuff on how I like the car in the main event so we can move that over to the one remaining race we have here this year as well as future races."

Daniel returned to the half-mile track on Friday for Hard Knox Night. This time he timed in 32nd quickest in his group. He gained two positions to place eighth in a heat race before the night ended with a 20 th-place result in a B Main.

"We ended up messing up in qualifying and that really hurt us," he said. "We were behind the eight ball all night. Since we didn't make the main event that buried us on Saturday."

Friday's outing relegated Daniel to the E Main on Saturday. He finished third in the race to garner a transfer into the back of the D Main. Daniel wrapped up his inaugural Knoxville Nationals with a 19th-place result.

"We were too tight," he said. "We made some adjustments to make it better for the D Main and it didn't. The last two nights weren't the best, but we were happy with our qualifying night. We moved forward and gained some valuable laps while racing with some great competition."

Daniel is slated to venture to Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., this Sunday. He captured a win at the track last year.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 39; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 15 (20).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 32; Heat race: 8 (10); B Main: 20 (18).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - E Main: 3 (3); D Main: 19 (21).

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BTC Bank

BTC Bank, which has 12 full-service locations - 11 in Missouri and one in Iowa - is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. For more information, visit http://www.BTCBank.bank.

"We're excited to welcome BTC Bank to our team this year," Daniel said. "They have many locations throughout the state of Missouri, including one in Carrollton where our race shop is located. Their reputation is stellar and service is top notch so we recommend to anyone in Missouri or Iowa to check out BTC Bank."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, Dillon Risk Management, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Produces Successful Week in Iowa During 360 Knoxville Nationals and Ultimate Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 14, 2019) - Alex Hill enjoyed a successful week of racing in Iowa with career-best finishes during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

Hill closed out her 360 Knoxville Nationals weekend on Aug. 3 with a 14 th-place finish in the C Main after starting 17th during the marquee event hosted by Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville.

"We were pretty happy with our results this year at the 360 Nationals and have our best finish there," she said. "We still need to work on some things, but we were glad to be able to run all of our laps and gain some more experience there."

Hill qualified 19th out of 54 cars during her preliminary night on Aug. 2 to get her weekend off to a good start.

"We were especially happy with our qualifying lap at Knoxville," she said. "It might look like it was because we went out early, but we were the second car out last year and still didn't do well. A year of experience has helped and I felt a lot more comfortable at Knoxville this year than I have before."

Hill placed fifth in a heat race and 19th in the B Main to cap her preliminary night.

She also had her best run at Southern Iowa Speedway the following Tuesday among a field of 34 cars. While Hill was able to improve her position in her heat race by two spots, a poor draw forced her into the B Main, in which she raced to a transfer position before continuing on to finish 16 th in the A Main.

"We had a really fast car in Oskaloosa," she said. "Daryl had us hooked up on the bottom of the track and I was able to pass a number of cars. We were up to about 13th when a late restart hurt us a bit. But other than that we had a really good night."

Hill is looking forward to a rare weekend at home when she races at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, this Friday.

"I always look forward to racing at my home track," she said. "I'm anxious to see how much racing on the road has helped us when we run a local race."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 19 (9).

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 14 (17).

Aug. 6 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 5 (3); Feature: 16 (21).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lettrage Pixel

With eight years of designing experience, Lettrage Pixel has and continues to give its customers the best looking logos, fleet designs, race cars and everything in between. For more information, visit http://www.LettragePixel.com.

"Lettrage Pixel does the graphics for our car," Hill said. "They also designed my helmets. We're really happy with their work."

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

 

 

Turn 3 Media & Riivet Join Forces To Create All-New SPEEDSPORT.tv and Form "SPEED SPORT Network"
New network provides technology, support and marketing on a national scale for grassroots content producers and promoters.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Turn 3 Media, LLC, parent company of SPEED SPORT, and Riivet, Inc., parent company of hammer.tv and RacefeedX, have announced a strategic partnership with the goal of providing an industry-leading streaming media production service and delivery ecosystem.

The joint venture will leverage SPEED SPORT’s legendary brand and broad multi-media distribution, while Riivet will expand its proven streaming technology and fast-growing network of grassroots motorsports content partners to create an end-to-end media solution for promoters, content producers and race fans.

This new media ecosystem, dubbed “The SPEED SPORT Network,” will be anchored by an all-new SPEED SPORT TV streaming app available via major streaming platforms (e.g. Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, iOS, Android, etc.) and online at SPEEDSPORT.tv.

SPEED SPORT TV will showcase SPEED SPORT’s own productions, including the award-winning SPEED SPORT Presented by Hendrick Automotive Group, The Ralph Sheheen Show presented by Lucas Oil, exclusive live events, specials and more.

Additionally, SPEED SPORT TV will include the best on-demand and live content from across the entire network, which already stands at more than 5,000 hours of live and on-demand video from thousands of events, and hundreds of tracks across the country. SPEED SPORT TV will be a one-stop shop for the best grassroots motorsports action in the country.

For tracks, promoters and content producers, the SPEED SPORT Network will offer a proven, turn-key solution for broadcasting and marketing events to help tracks expand their audience and brand beyond the grandstands — driving additional revenues and sponsor value. It will draw upon and grow its already-extensive network of content affiliates, a unique “pay it forward” equipment financing program, expert consulting and support, and its experience and brand credibility in motorsports television and streaming media.

Each content partner will have the option to have their own uniquely branded app, yet still be able to utilize SPEED SPORT branding — creating a universe of many individual channels and brands delivering content for niche audiences across all genres of motorsports.

“The SPEED SPORT Network really tears down the barriers that stand in the way of streaming media being an accessible yet professional and profitable tool for most promoters,” said Chris Graner, CEO and founder of Riivet, Inc. “Whether it’s access to quality equipment, training and support, or marketing horsepower and brand equity, SPEED SPORT Network brings it all together.”

“Our approach is to focus on the grassroots racing — to create the largest possible network of content producers by empowering, rather than competing with them.,” said Joe Tripp, CEO and co-founder of Turn 3 Media, LLC. “For promoters and producers, this will result in new and stronger streams of revenue — and more value for sponsors and racers. For fans, this means better access to the widest variety possible of exciting content, both on-demand and live.”

The joint venture also dramatically expands SPEED SPORT Productions’ capabilities — opening the door to high-quality event production with economics that in many cases will be more attractive than the traditional live television model.

“From day one, our goal has been to create a true motorsports media company anchored by the brand attributes of SPEED SPORT, which is now celebrating its 85th anniversary,” said Ralph Sheheen, Turn 3 Media President and co-founder. “The SPEED SPORT Network finally brings it all together and takes it several steps forward in creating something that supports the tracks and promoters at every level.”

While SPEED SPORT TV will officially launch later this year, the SPEED SPORT Network is already signing content partners, promoters and affiliates. Promoters and producers interested in the SPEED SPORT Network are urged to visit SPEEDSPORT.tv and request more information.
About Turn 3 Media
Founded in 2011 by motorsports media veterans Ralph Sheheen and Joe Tripp, Turn 3 Media, LLC is the parent company of SPEED SPORT and Sprint Car and Midget Magazine. With a portfolio of award-winning publications, digital media and television under both the SPEED SPORT and Sprint Car & Midget brands, Turn 3 Media has become a leading motorsports media entity, leading the way in creating and distributing credible, authentic motorsports content and marketing solutions.

With its very first publication dating back to 1934, SPEED SPORT celebrates its 85th Anniversary this year.

For Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities, visit SPEEDSPORT.com/about/advertising

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About Riivet, Inc.
The Riivet platform was founded in 2015 with the goal of elevating the sprouting business of grassroots motorsports video broadcasting into an engine for marketing and promotion.

With over 1700 live motorsports broadcasts since 2015 and over 5500 hours of on-demand video, the platform is designed to continuously improve broadcast and marketing efficiency by removing barriers to entry and barriers to execution for motorsports media professionals. Riivet previously operated under the HAMMER.TV and RaceFeedX.com brands and aggregates 15+ production groups into 30+ unique branded deployments. Some of its most well-known clients and brands include: carstour.tv, dirttrackdigest.tv, derbynation.tv, derbytees.tv, dirt2media.tv, darntv.com, dacotahspeedway.tv, watchdrc.tv, legendsnation.tv, lowbudget.tv, advantageracing.tv, dirtovaltv.com, sledknawker.tv, badfast.tv, and fullpull.tv.

 

 

Action Sprint Tour Stretch Drive Continues With Round Nine at Brighton Speedway on August 17
 

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 14, 2019) – The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com continues its stretch drive towards the championship with the second half of back-to-back weekends of action when the tour makes it most eastern stop at Brighton Speedway on Saturday, August 17. It will be the tour’s eighth race of the season as the series suffered a single rainout at Humberstone in June.

The tour has only visited Brighton Speedway once previously, an event that took place on August 18, 2018 and saw Mississauga’s Mack DeMan visit Victory Lane. DeMan, who currently drives a 360 Sprint Car for Nathan Ackland Racing, will not be in the field, guaranteeing a different winner in the tour’s second visit to the 1/3-mile clay oval located on the shores of Lake Ontario.

The event will make for a busy weekend as most drivers will compete in weekly competition Friday night at Ohsweken Speedway before heading east to Brighton on Saturday afternoon. Entering Saturday’s event, young hot shoe Liam Martin is coming off his second win of the season at Humberstone Speedway last Sunday night and sits second in the championship standings.

Martin’s deficit is 54 points at the top of the standings as he trails Beamsville’s Josh Hansen for the top spot in the standings. Hansen has been far and away the most consistent driver on tour this season, with six top-five finishes in seven races, with his only finish outside the top-five was a sixth-place result on July 23 at Ohsweken.

Paul Klager sits third in the standings during his second season of Sprint Car racing. Klager is coming off a seventh-place result at Humberstone last Saturday night and will look to get back to Victory Lane at a track where he previously has scored wins in a Mod Lite.

Jacob Dykstra suffered through a tough night at his home track last night when he lost a right-front wheel while racing in the top-five. The Port Colborne, Ont. native was the runner-up finisher last year at Brighton and will look to finish one spot better this year. He now sits fourth in the standings, 14 points back of Klager and his first tour win of the season would certainly help him move ahead a position. Rounding out the top-five in the championship standings is Fonthill’s Steven Beckett, who jumped into fifth with his third-place finish on Sunday night. Beckett has been strong throughout the season and is only 21 points behind Dykstra for fourth.

Completing the top-10 in the standings is Ryan Hunsinger, who suffered his worst finish of the season last week at Humberstone, a 20th-place result that dropped him to sixth in the standings. Welland’s Blaine Barrow now sits seventh, six points back of Hunsinger. Hagersville’s Jerry Hill currently occupies the eighth spot while Jordan Hill moved into ninth after a strong fifth-place finish at Humberstone last week. Brian Nanticoke completes the top-10 and sits eight points behind Hill.

Saturday’s event at Brighton Speedway in presented by Pinty’s Delicious Foods and Comfort Zone Heating and Air Conditioning. Race time is 7:00pm, with Sprint Car motor heat scheduled for 6:00pm and hot laps to follow. For additional track or event information, visit www.BrightonSpeedway.ca.

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Action Sprint Tour Points Update (Top 10) Following Humberstone Speedway 08/11/19
1. 88h-Josh Hansen, 572 Points; 2. 29-Liam Martin, 518; 3. 1eh-Paul Klager, 494; 4. 5d-Jacob Dykstra, 480; 5. 08-Steven Beckett. 459; 6 R52-Ryan Hunsinger, 440; 7. 3b-Blaine Barrow, 434; 8. 49h-Jerry Hill, 416; 9. 28 Jordan Hill, 404; 10. 9c Brian Nanticoke, 396

2019 Action Sprint Tour Schedule

Mon. May 20 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen
Sun. June 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, On – Rained Out
Sat. June 8 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Liam Martin
Mon. July 1 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen
Sun. July 14 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Steven Beckett
Tue. July 23 – Ohsweken Speedway – Six Nations, Ont. – Winner: Matt Farnham
Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Matt Farnham
Sun. August 11 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Liam Martin
Sat. August 17 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont.
Sat. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA
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Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActionSprintTour
Twitter: @ActionSprints

About the Action Sprint Tour: The Action Sprint Tour is a travelling Winged Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. The cars on the Action Sprint Tour are powered by GMC 602 Crate Motors modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The Series ran its inaugural season in 2018 and in 2019 will run 10 races at five different Ontario tracks. Drivers will compete for a point fund and bonuses totaling $10,000. For additional information, including rules, event purse and series point fund, visit the Action Sprint Tour official website at www.ActionSprintTour.com.

 

MILLER FAMILY MOTORSPORTS UPDATES

PLYMOUTH, WIS.] August 14, 2019; Both brothers were back in action for another MSA double-header weekend. Saturday night they were at the Plymouth Dirt Track and Sunday they visited the historic Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI.

The luck of the draw proved once again to be on the brothers side as Justin would start outside the front row in his heat race and Adam would start 3rd in that same heat race.

It was time for the brothers to hit the race track and gear-up for their PDTR heat race. As the field rolled through turns 3 & 4, Justin was quick to pick up the lead and never look back; he won in dominating fashion. This would be his third heat race win of the season. Adam was able to finish where he started in 3rd and capture an A-main starting spot, starting 16th.

Just was part of the A-main dice roll to set up the invert which the invert placed him starting 8th.

The twenty-two cars that made it to the A-main were set to fire. Both Adam and Justin did not change much from the heat race and were hopeful the minor changes would work.

The field assembled and as everyone was in their starting spot, the one to go sign waved.

As soon as the green flagged dropped, both drivers were quick to make crucial moves. On lap 8, Adam would be making his way through the field, while Justin was quickly battling for the top 3 spots and would take the lead for a brief moment before a caution waved. He tried on the restart to close the gap again, but he was unsuccessful. He captured a top five finish by finishing 3rd!

Adam was battling for several spots and during one battle, he would do a huge bicycle in the air but was fortunately able to save the car and collect a 12th place finish!
The teams had solid nights which would help them get ready for Sunday evenings races.

Twenty-three MSA 360’s were signed in. The luck of the draw proved once again to be beneficial to the #15m and #24m teams. Adam would start outside the front row in his heat race and Justin would start 3rd in his.

Adam was first up for heat race action and would drop back at the initial start but would fight hard to maintain his 3rd place finish and be successful in doing so.

Justin was set to start 3rd in his heat race and as the field took the green flag, Justin quickly battled for the first two spots. He went wheel-to-wheel with the leader for several laps but he would fall short at the line and come home 2nd.

As the Sunday night races continued quickly, Adam was ready to start the A-main in the 2nd spot and Justin would start 6th; all 22 MSA sprinters were called to staging for A-main action.

After the four-wide salute was complete, the field lined-up and took the green. Adam was working hard on both the bottom and top of the race track to catch the leader and as the leader and Adam got to lap traffic already on lap five, the leader got caught up with a lap car and Adam had no where to go and was collected in the mishap! After taking the #24m to the work area, the team assessed the damage and Adam’s night would unfortunately be done.

The field was once again set to re-start and on the re-start, Justin would fall back to 8th and have to continue to be all over the wheel so no more spots were lost. Another caution waved and this caution would help Justin; his restart was much better this time around and he quickly moved up to 5th and kept picking away. At the checkers, Justin would come home with another top five finish for the weekend, finishing 3rd!

Both Justin and Adam will be assessing the #24m’s damage this week and getting the car ready to race on Saturday at PDTR for past Champions night, as well as autograph night.


Thank you to the 2019 MFM Partners: Arbor Green Contractors, Bane Nelson, BMG Designs, Brayden Matthews, CJ Salon, Curve In, Cupcake Wonders, Didier & Son, Glacier Transit & Storage, Gravel Pit, Hillside Fabricating, Hopf Farms, KenJay Fielder Excavating, Kristine Hartmann-Pleasant View Realty, Meyer Motors, Oostburg Concrete, R&H Enterprises, Recognition Race Products, Richard Wirtz-Attorney at Law, The Hub Studio Café', Twisted Cuisine, VanDerVart Concrete Products

For more information on the team and driver, follow us on Twitter @camishadirtdiva or @justinmiller15m @ace24m or on Facebook: Miller Family Motorsports-Justin & Adam

 

 

KSE Racing Products Flex Muscle in Knoxville

PETERSEN MEDIA: During Sprint Car racing’s biggest 10 days of the year, KSE Racing Products flexed some serious muscle as our drivers and teams simply dominated the action.

David Gravel put together a fantastic week in Knoxville with his Jason Johnson Racing team. Winning the Capitani Classic, Gravel came back to score top honors during his Thursday night preliminary night, and then again on Saturday night as he claimed his 1st career Knoxville Nationals triumph.

In fact, all 24 of the Saturday night starters in the feature event utilized KSE Racing Products.

Aside from Gravel’s success, Trey Starks (Wednesday), and Kerry Madsen (Friday) also found Knoxville Raceway victory lane during the Nationals.

Not only did the 410 Nationals winner chose KSE Racing products, but so did the Knoxville 360 Nationals Champion, as James McFadden and his KKR team earned their first triumph at the storied event. Like the 410 Nationals, all 360 Nationals prelim winners also ran KSE Racing Products as Ryan Giles won night one, and the aforementioned McFadden won night 2.

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Up to Speed: World of Outlaws at Red River Valley Speedway

WEST FARGO, N.D. — August 14, 2019 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series hits the track at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, August 17 as Gerdau presents the Duel in the Dakotas. Last season, Donny Schatz was victorious at Red River Valley Speedway, which marked his fifth-career win with the series at the track. There has been a different winner in each of the last six races contested by the World of Outlaws at the now-three-eighths-mile. The event this weekend will mark the final Outlaws race of the season in North Dakota. This edition of Up to Speed sets the stage for the 2019 edition of the Duel in the Dakotas.

The track

Red River Valley Speedway is a high-banked, three-eighths-mile, which was formerly a half-mile. The track record of 11.925-seconds was established by Shane Stewart on August 19, 2017

Past winners

Donny Schatz is the winningest active full-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series driver at Red River Valley Speedway with five victories. He won for the first time at Red River Valley Speedway in 2002.

Schatz followed that up with a win in 2003 and swept both nights of the Duel in the Dakotas in 2006, the season he won his first World of Outlaws championship. Schatz has also won in his home state with the Outlaws at River Cities Speedway, Nodak Speedway and Dacotah Speedway.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion, won at Red River Valley Speedway in 2008. The veteran driver is also a past winner in North Dakota at River Cities Speedway and Nodak Speedway.

Plenty of laps

Donny Schatz raced with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Red River Valley Speedway for the first time back in 1993 as a teenager. He has competed at the venue with the series in 20 different seasons. In his career with the World of Outlaws at his home track, Schatz has 28 top-10 finishes, with 15 of those being top-five performances. The 10-time series champion has eight straight top-10 finishes at Red River Valley Speedway, dating back to a pair of wins in 2006.

Experience counts

Daryn Pittman made his debut at Red River Valley Speedway in 1998. The 2013 World of Outlaws champion has made a total of 30 starts since then at the venue. Pittman won in Fargo in 2008 on the former half-mile. The Oklahoma native has recorded 11 top-10 finishes over the years, with four of those being top-five showings.

Running up front

The Shark Racing duo of Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart both ran near the front of the field last year at Red River Valley Speedway. Allen, who started fourth, took the lead from David Gravel on the eighth lap and was out front for four circuits, before Schatz got by him. Allen wound up finishing second, which was the first in a string of three-straight runner-up finishes. Schuchart, who started 19th, finished fifth at Fargo in 2018, to earn the Hard Charger Award for the night.

Always consistent

Kraig Kinser has had a great amount of success of Red River Valley Speedway in his career. The third-generation driver has nine top-10 finishes in 14 starts, with four of those being top-five runs. Kinser finished a career-best third at the track in 2005, when it was still a half-mile.

Similar stats

Jason Sides and Shane Stewart have very similar stats over the years at Red River Valley Speedway. Sides has taken the green flag 21 times at the track, picking up seven top-10 finishes, with two of those being top-fives, including a runner-up finish in 2007. Stewart has made a total of 18 starts, with seven top-10 finishes and a top-five.

In the top-10

Sheldon Haudenschild has made two starts with the World of Outlaws at Red River Valley Speedway in young career and has finished in the top-10 on both occasions. The Ohio native finished 10th in his debut at the track in his rookie season of 2017 and ran 10th against last year.

Building a notebook

Brad Sweet, David Gravel Brent Marks and Ian Madsen have each made two starts at Red River Valley Speedway with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in their respective careers. Sweet, actually, made his debut at the track with the All Star Circuit of Champions back in 2011, with a runner-up finish. Gravel raced four times at the track with the All Stars, earlier in his career, racking up four top-10 finishes.

First timer

Carson Macedo, who is the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season, will be seeing Red River Valley Speedway for the first time. Driving for Kyle Larson Racing, the young Californian has won twice this season and is seventh in points.

Full fendered

The NLRA Late Model Series will again be a part of the Duel in the Dakotas this season. Last year at Red River Valley Speedway, Brad Seng won, after an exciting battle for the lead with Don Shaw and Donny Schatz. In June, Schatz won the companion NLRA race with the World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. The North Dakota native also won at Nodak Speedway in Minot with the NLRA on August 4.

Tickets for the Gerdau Duel in the Dakotas, featuring World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, along with the NLRA Late Models at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, August 17 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023, as well as at the track on race day.

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Podium Finish Shines As Highlight For Hafertepe During Tough Southern Iowa Sprint Week
Bryan Hulbert - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 14, 2019) The 2019 Southern Iowa Sprint Week was a roller coaster ride for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Taking in events at Knoxville Raceway and Southern Iowa Speedway, the team struggled to find consistent speed but was still able to mount a crowd-pleasing performance in the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge with a second-place finish.
"We didn't really feel that good in the 360 Nationals. We actually felt like we found something, but we just never were able to capitalize on what we found so we just kept on searching and felt like we had some speed at the Capitani Classic, and we used that at Osky and it felt like we actually figured out some more on the car, but the car just seemed to fade once we got to our qualifying night at the Nationals," commented Hafertepe of the overall run.
Tenth in his Qualifying night to open up the My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, the run locked Sam into Saturday's A-Feature, where the end result was a 13th place finish after starting eighth.
"We were better than usual, but we still just didn't have things figured out. Every time we thought we'd make progress, we'd have to start back where we were, but that's just part of it."
Dropping the 410cid bullet between the rails for the Capitani Classic presented by Bell Helmets, the night started off much like before with speed in Qualifying with a time good enough for ninth in Group 2 Qualifying, followed by a Heat Race win. Gridding the field 10th, Hafertepe maintained but slipped back to 12th in the end.
Back in action with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge, Hafertepe was able to charge forward from the eighth starting spot. Getting close to Wayne Johnson in the closing laps, Hafertepe ran varying lines as hard as he could in the Hills Racing No. 15h.
"We were just searching for the rubber in one and two, and in order to run the cushion in three and four we had to run really hard and bank off it and you could catch it hard enough, you'd get good drive down the banking to the rubber, and we hit it good and reeled in him in until I overdrove turns one and two. After that, we just didn't really have a chance."
Back to Knoxville Raceway for the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, Sam began the night 17th in Qualifying. Seventh in the second Heat Race, Hafertepe was relegated to the B-Feature where his night ended with a sixth-place finish. Taking on Fridays Hard Knox Night, Hafertepe rolled in with speed at seventh fastest, followed by a fourth-place finish in his Heat Race. Transferring through the B-Feature, Sam was able to move forward from 21st to 17th.
Running to a transfer spot in the C-Feature on Saturday, Hafertepe wouldn't be able to hold the position to move on.
"We thought we'd be a lot better than what we were, but we struggled. Definitely not pleased with our performance at all," stated Hafertepe.
"Saturday, we felt like we had the bottom rolling pretty good. Just got to guys as the wrong time and that let a few guys get runs on us on the top and by then, that looked like the place to be, then the bottom cam back in. Just ran the wrong line at the wrong time. We just struggled."
Taking the weekend off to regroup, the team is back on the road for Riverside International Speedway on Saturday, August 24 with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 37; Wins -7 ; Top 5 - 17; Top 10 - 23; Top 20 - 29;
Coming Up:
August 1-3 - Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) /w Lucas Oil ASCS
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NASCAR star Kyle Larson returns to Placerville Speedway on Wednesday August 21

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA - August 14, 2019...One week from tonight the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series invades Placerville Speedway for the $5,000-to-win “Gold Country Showdown” on Wednesday August 21st.

Don’t miss out on seeing the top Winged 410 Sprint Car drivers in California tackle the famed red clay for a night of non-stop action. NASCAR star Kyle Larson makes his Placerville return along with others for what will launch the Fastest Four Days in Motorsports.

Hanford's DJ Netto currently sits atop the King of the West-NARC standings over Hollister's Ryan Bernal, Roseville's Willie Croft, Campbell's Bud Kaeding and Fresno's Dominic Scelzi. Just 12-points separate the top-five going into the Gold Country Showdown, which marks the final series visit to Placerville Speedway in 2019.

Adult tickets on Wednesday August 21st will cost $22, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $18, children 6-11 are $6, kids five and under are free! Tickets can be purchased online by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/2019-gold-country-showdown-at-placerville-speedway-tickets-placerville-YW8XZF

Also competing at the Gold Country Showdown will be the POWRi-BCRA Midgets. The pit gate at Placerville Speedway will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm.

A happy hour is offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Banquet at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, qualifying and racing will follow. Live music will be performed from 4-6 in the grandstand midway.

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

Join over 12,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday August 17: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Student Night

Wednesday August 21: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series plus POWRi-BCRA Midgets | Gold Country Showdown featuring Kyle Larson and more

Wednesday September 11: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Elk Grove Ford Midgets | 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts

Saturday September 14: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Ladies Night/ Championship Point Finale


 

Jibs Action Sports Presents Kids Race and Halloween in August Autograph Night at Ohsweken on August 16

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 14, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway is excited for one of its most popular events of the season on Friday, August 16 when Jibs Action Sports presents Halloweekn in August Autograph Night and the Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation. All kids who wear costumes to the track will be admitted free and will have the chance to “trick or treat” when all fans are invited to meet their favourite drivers on track at intermission for autographs, pictures and plenty of candy. The grandstands will also be full of fans who supported the Kids Race organization to benefit the Canadian National Autism Foundation by purchasing race tickets through the organization.

Regular adult admission is just $14 while Seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) are only $10. Kids aged 7-12 are only $3 and Kids 6 and under are free. Race time is 7:30pm. The pit gates open at 5:00pm before the main grandstand opens at 6:00pm. For the full schedule of Ohsweken Speedway events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars

Following his second win of the season last week, Mississauga’s Mack DeMan is the point leader in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division. However, DeMan announced last week he will miss Friday’s race due to a personal trip abroad. Entering the event Dylan Westbrook is just 11 points back of the lead while Cory Turner moved to within 12 points of Westbrook with a second-place finish last week. Jim Huppunen sits third and is 27 points back of Westbrook for second and 38 points back of the lead. Ryan Turner rounds out the top-five in the standings and is 55 points off the division lead.

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars

Jesse Costa opened a 16-point lead at the top of the standings with his third Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Car win of the season last Friday. Lucas Smith of Brantford, Ont. is Costa’s closest challenger and has four top-five finishes this year. Three points behind Smith is Mount Brydges, Ont. driver Nick Sheridan, who has earned a pair of wins as part of his seven top-five results this year. Ten points back of Sheridan is Fonthill, Ont. native Steven Beckett who has yet to score a win, but has claimed eight top-10 finishes throughout the season. Rounding out the top-five is Paul Klager, who is 70 points back of the division lead.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Dave Bailey’s lead at the top of the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks shrunk – albeit marginally – last week when he finished fourth, but he still holds a substantial 48-point lead. Trevor DeBoer currently sits in second and will continue to try and eat into Bailey’s sizeable advantage again this week. Ryan Beagle of Vittoria sits third in the standings with a five-point advantage over last week’s winner and Jerseyville native Logan Shwedyk. Ken Sargent, rounds out the top-five, 26 pints back of Shwedyk after a second-place finish last week.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

In the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division, Kyle Wert extended his lead to 22 points over Tim DeBoer after claiming his fifth win of the season last Friday night. The Ancaster, Ont. based driver has finished in the top-10 nine times in 11 starts this season while DeBoer has 10 top-10 finishes, but has not yet scored a win this season. Third in the standings, is Dusty DeBoer, 14 points behind Tim. Waterdown’s Tristan Da Silva sits fourth at the moment, 60 points off the division lead and with a 24-point cushion over Wayde Thorne, who raced last week in a borrowed car from the Buchwald racing team.

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About Jibs Action Sports: Jibs Action Sports opened in 2010 to supply customers with a great choice of freestyle skate park equiment. Jibs is now one of Canada’s best suppliers of BMX bikes, freestyle scooters, and skateboards. Visit Jibs Action Sports at 425 Guelph Line in Burlington, 2107 Highway 7, Unit 8 in Vaughan and 1822 Whites Road North in Pickering or shop from the comfort of home at www.jibsactionsports.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Perris Auto Speedway

MORE THAN $10,000 EXTRA UP FOR GRABS AT SATURDAY’S USAC/CRA AND SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACE!

(Perris, CA, August 13, 2019) When the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and the Sands Chevrolet USAC/ Southwest Sprint Cars return to Perris Auto Speedway for the “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” this Saturday, August 17th, they will have extra reasons to be there. More than 10,000 extra reasons to be exact as more than $10,000.00 has been added to the normal purse. Spectator gates for the jointly sanctioned race will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will be at 7:00.

(The attached photo of Matt McCarthy leading Damion Gardner, R.J. Johnson and Jake Swanson on July 13th at The PAS is courtesy of Doug Allen).

The “California Racers Hall of Fame Night” was known as the “Kindoll Classic” from 1997 through 2011. The race was originally named after legendary car owner Jack Kindoll who passed away in 1996. The name of the race was changed in 2012 and the purse is one of the best for traditional sprint cars in the Western USA.

“There is all kinds of extra money up for grabs on Saturday and it always brings out the best in the drivers,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “The extra money is spread throughout the night in a number of different ways. We want to give a massive thank you to everyone who donated to Saturday’s purse. 100% of their donations go to the drivers. We also must give a big thank you to Chris Holt. He organizes the donations every year and does a phenomenal job. Without his effort, none of this would be possible.”

The winner of Saturday’s main event will receive a bonus of $1,500.00 from Bill Simpson in memory of Junior Kurtz. Robert Woodland has donated an extra $500.00 to the second-place finisher in remembrance of Catherine Woodland. In addition to the usual $100.00 “Woodland Auto Display” award for the fast qualifier, Anne Wilkerson has thrown in an extra $500.00 for the “Billy Wilkerson Fast Time Award.” Jeff Gardner is pledging $100.00 to the fifth fast qualifier in memory of Jack Gardner. National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Lealand McSpadden has organized the “Ellen Ellis Hard Charger Award” for the driver who passes the most cars in the main event. At the time this piece went to press, that award stood at more than $1,000.00!

Saturday’s main event will feature more than $6,000.00 in lap money from a variety of individuals and companies. Each lap will pay a minimum of $100.00 to the leader. Many of the laps have more than one donor (each donor was required to pay $100.00 per lap). For instance, Pit Boss Jacks has donated $500.00 to the leader of laps #3 and #7 in memory of J.W. Mitchell (J.W.’s racing number was #37). Thus, lap three will pay $700.00 to the leader and lap seven will see the first-place driver pocketing $900.00.

One of the highlights of the night will be the “Junior Kurtz Trophy Dash.” Kurtz wife Michelle has put up a $2,000.00 purse for that event. The four fastest qualifiers will contest a series of four, three-lap races. Each driver will start in each of the four starting spots one time. Like in Speedway Motorcycle racing, the winner of each of the races will get three points. Second place will get two points, third will get one point and fourth will get zero. At the end of the fourth race, the points will be tallied and the driver who has accumulated the most points will get the $1,000.00 winner’s share. In case of a tie for first, there will be a two-lap runoff with the tied drivers.

“The fans love the format for the “Junior Kurtz Trophy Dash,” Kazarian said. “Decades ago, there was a trophy dash at every track on every race night. The winner would normally get a cheap, plastic trophy. As cars became more expensive, teams began balking at participation in trophy dashes, but this is a totally different deal. It is very quick and very exciting. The whole deal takes about four minutes and the overall winner gets $1,000.00. That is pretty good for less than five minutes of work.”

As well as the USAC/CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars, The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints will also be in action.

At intermission, all fans will be allowed on to the front straightaway to see all the cars up close and for the kids to collect autographs and free candy from all the drivers.

Spectator gates for Saturday’s night of racing and family entertainment will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00.

Tickets are $25.00 for adults. Seniors 65 and over get in for $20.00. For active military with proper id and their spouse or date, it is $5.00 each. Teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 get in for $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.

Camping on the fairgrounds opens at noon on Friday. Tailgating on the grassy area outside of turn four begins at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday.

Advance tickets for all Perris Auto Speedway events are available 24-hours a day online at https://bit.ly/2Aa50Lj or by calling 1-800-595-4849. If you do not wish to buy tickets in advance for any race, there will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window on race night.

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

USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
1. Damion Gardner – Concord, CA – 689
2. Brody Roa – Garden Grove, CA – 640
3. Austin Williams – Norco, CA – 611
4. Jake Swanson – Anaheim, CA – 511
5. Tommy Malcolm – Corona, CA – 467

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars
1. Brody Roa – Garden Grove, CA – 622
2. R.J. Johnson – Laveen, AZ – 613
3. Stevie Sussex – Tempe, AZ – 576
4. Charles Davis Jr. – Buckeye, AZ – 548
5. Mike Martin – Yuma, AZ – 521

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

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

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

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2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

*** Schedule Subject to Change


 


Marks enjoys successful Knoxville Nationals campaign; North Dakota bound

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (August 13, 2019) – It was a successful week for the ‘Myerstown Missile’ Brent Marks, not only representing his Pennsylvania fanbase well during the 59th running of the coveted Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, but doing so by qualifying for Saturday’s $150,000-to-win finale, eventually ending his evening by finishing 17th during the final 50-lapper.

The third-year Outlaw earned his way into the Saturday night blockbuster by finishing sixth during his respective preliminary A-Main; a sixth place performance after starting in the exact same position.

“What a week. I can’t say enough about this team and what we were able to accomplish at Knoxville Raceway. The Knoxville Nationals is the greatest spectacle of our sport and to say we qualified for the finale out of over 100 entries says so much about us and our potential. It’s a very exciting time,” Brent Marks said, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car. “Our goal is to put our Knoxville Nationals momentum to good use and earn some solid finishes this weekend in North Dakota.”

Brent Marks will continue his 2019 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a pair of stops in North Dakota, first visiting River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday, August 16, followed by a stop at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo on Saturday, August 17.

Marks will enter the weekend tenth in the current World of Outlaws standings, still hunting his first victory of the 2019 season.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Wicked Cushion, Russell Heller Builders, Memtec Services. Associate Sponsors: Wolfrun Landscapes, Cajun Kennels, Road Runner Race Fuels. Product Sponsors: FK Shocks, HP Engines, Kistler Engines, Saldana Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Wings Unlimited, DMI, High Performance Lubricants, K1 Race Gear, Bell Helmets, CR Graphics, RRi, Fully Injected Motorsports, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wilwood Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com.

Fans are encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing.

2019 Brent Marks Racing apparel is now available and will be available for purchase at each and every World of Outlaws event.

STATS:
2019 Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics:
WoO Top-5s: 6
WoO Top-10s: 15
WoO Wins: N/A
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2019 Highlights: Advanced from 26th to finish 11th at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 27. Bounced ahead from 17th to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 15. Finished sixth at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, April 5. Finished 11th at Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway on Friday, April 26. Finished eighth during Morgan Cup finale at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Rallied from 14th to finish seventh at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 27. Scored back-to-back top-five finishes [4th & 2nd] during Music City Outlaw Nationals at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 31 & June 1. Earned pair of top-ten finishes during three race stretch; eighth at Fairbury Speedway on June 4 and fifth at Granite City on Saturday, June 8. Finished ninth at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 22. Finished 14th in Jackson Nationals finale at Jackson Motorplex on Saturday, June 29. Finished fourth at Brown County Speedway on July 3. Finished fourth at Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday, July 5. Finished tenth from 13th at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 13. Finished eighth during #LetsRaceTwo make-up at Eldora Speedway on July 17. Hard charged from 16th to finish third during 2019 Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 20. Finished ninth during Summer Nationals opener at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 26. Rallied from 15th to finish eighth during opening night of Ironman weekend on Friday, August 2. Finished sixth during Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-main. Finished 17th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main.


Brock Zearfoss just short of Nationals A-Main start; Michigan and Indiana on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (August 13, 2019) – The 2019 edition of the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa, was complete with ups and downs for the ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss, and although the full-time All Star and two-time Series winner in 2019 missed the overall goal of qualifying for Knoxville Nationals A-Main competition, the familiar No. 70 team showed immense speed during the four-day blockbuster, eventually ending the week with a seventh place finish during Saturday’s B-Main.

Tough to swallow, of course, Zearfoss was in a prime position to potentially lock himself into Saturday’s $150,000-to-win finale during his respective preliminary appearance on Thursday. After leading eight of the first nine laps during preliminary feature action, ignition problems set in, forcing Zearfoss to go pit-side to resolve the issue; Zearfoss was forced to settle for 19th.

“We were close. It sucks that had to happen to us, but unfortunately, that’s the way things go sometimes. We’ve been fortunate in a lot of ways this year. That night just wasn’t our night. The 19th place finish was the difference between a Saturday night A-Main start and a Saturday night B-Main start,” Zearfoss said, driver of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/River City Wood Products/No. 70 sprint car. “Regardless, I’m proud of this team and I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish. We have another busy weekend ahead. All we can do is keep plugging away.”

Brock Zearfoss will continue his 2019 All Star Circuit of Champions campaign with a doubleheader weekend in Michigan and Indiana, first setting aim on I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, on Friday, August 16, followed by a stop at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, on Saturday, August 17. Zearfoss will enter the weekend with two All Star victories on the season, each of which taking shape in the Empire State.

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

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

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

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

2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2019 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 12
Top-10s: 24

2019 Wins: 2 (Outlaw Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/7/2019) (Lebanon Valley Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/14/2019)

2019 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes [6th, 8th] against All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park (Fla.). Finished sixth from 13th during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on March 10. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on March 16 & 17. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 23. Finished fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Rallied from 16th to finish seventh at Port Royal Speedway on April 6. Earned a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished third during All Star action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 11. Rallied from 11th to finish second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Finished sixth during Sprint Car World Championship preliminary main event on Friday, May 31. Earned first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions victory during visit to Outlaw Speedway on Friday, June 7. Finished fifth at Stateline Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Earned a pair of fourth place finishes during Ohio Sprint Speedweek; Muskingum County Speedway and Wayne County Speedway. Finished fifth in final Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings. Completed July All Star/PA Sprint Speedweek swing that included two All Star top-ten finishes and two PA Speedweek top-ten finishes. Finished sixth during All Star action at Orange County Fair Speedway on July 13. Earned second All Star victory of season at Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 14. Qualified for $175,000-to-win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 20. Finished sixth at Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, July 25. Finished eighth at Jackson Motorplex on Friday, July 26. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered].


Speed Shift TV continues All Star broadcast schedule with I-96 and Plymouth appearances

AVON, Ind. (August 13, 2019) – Despite a brief break in the schedule to allow teams the opportunity to participate in the events at Knoxville Raceway, including the 59th running of the coveted Knoxville Nationals, Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will return to competition during the coming weekend, setting aim on a pair of events in Michigan and Indiana.

All Star Circuit of Champions action will ignite on Friday, August 16, with a visit to I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, followed by a Saturday night stop at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, on August 17.

Those unable to make the journey to Michigan and Indiana, respectively, will still have an opportunity to witness every lap of All Star Circuit of Champions action live on the Web via www.speedshifttv.com.

Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, gives fans multiple purchasing avenues to watch Tony Stewart’s All Stars from the comfort of their own home. Fans currently subscribing to Speed Shift TV’s monthly VIP subscription will have viewing access for each of the upcoming events in Michigan and Indiana. Those not wanting to subscribe to Speed Shift TV’s monthly VIP subscription can still watch desired All Star Circuit of Champions events with a respective single race pass.

Those seeking additional information regarding Speed Shift TV, as well as literature regarding Speed Shift TV’s VIP subscription and pay-per-view broadcasts, are encouraged to visit Speed Shift TV on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

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audience nationwide and beyond. Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers. For more information, please visit www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

With the exception of select events, fans who purchase Speed Shift TV’s monthly VIP subscription will have the capability to watch nearly all of the All Star Circuit of Champions events on the 2019 Series schedule. The events at Jackson Motorplex on July 26, as well as the events at Port Royal Speedway on September 6 & 7, will still be available on Speed Shift TV, but will be conducted as separate pay-per-view broadcasts.

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Westfall finishes third during BOSS action at Gas City and Oakshade

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (August 13, 2019) – Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports certainly met the requirements for accomplishing consistency during the recent weekend, eventually capping their two-race, Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) schedule on August 9 & 10 with a pair of podium performances, each acquired from the outside of row three. Impressive enough, Westfall finished third during each of his BOSS Series outings, first visiting Gas City Speedway on Friday, followed by a Saturday night stop at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio.

Westfall’s pair of podiums not only padded his championship lead in the BOSS standings, but it also bumped his recent podium streak to four consecutive which includes at victory at Limaland Motorsports Park on August 2.

“Things have been clicking and the results show,” Ray Marshall said, owner of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Crazy Lady Restaurant and Bar/Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car. “Matt [Westfall] continues to put this team in position to win. Sooner or later, that is going to translate into more wins. I’m proud of everyone involved.”

The action-packed month of August will continue for Matt Westfall and the ever-familiar ‘Bumblebee Express’ with a two-race weekend in the Hoosier State, first returning to Gas City Speedway on Friday, August 16, followed by a stop at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Saturday, August 17.

Westfall’s weekend will be highlighted with the $3,000-to-win Dick Gaines Memorial at Lawrenceburg on Saturday.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Crazy Lady Restaurant and Bar/Hempy Water/DPI Ink

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans should ‘Like’ Matt Westfall Racing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/, as well as keep up with Ray Marshall Motorsports on all of the available social media channels including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/.

Fans can find Ray Marshall Motorsports on the Web at: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/.

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Matt Westfall earned four Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) victories, the most ever attained by a driver during a single season. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3.

2019 Wins: 3 (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – April 13), (Fremont Speedway – BOSS – July 13), (Limaland Motorsports Park – Weekly – August 2)

2019 Highlights: Earned Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) opening night win at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3. Finished 13th against stout #LetsRaceTwo field at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 10. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 17; led first 16 laps. Finished third at Gas City Speedway on Friday, May 31. Rallied from 10th to second during BOSS Series action at Moler Raceway Park on Friday, June 7. Charged from 12th to fourth during main event action at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Climbed from eighth to fourth at Gas City Speedway on June 21. Finished fourth during BOSS Series action at Lernerville Speedway on June 28. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Michaels Mercer Raceway on Saturday, June 29. Finished seventh during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on July 3. Finished 10th during USAC’s Corn Belt Nationals at Knoxville Raceway on July 5. Finished sixth from 15th at Gas City Speedway on July 12. Earned BOSS Series victory at Fremont Speedway on July 13; second BOSS win of the year. Finished sixth at Eldora Speedway on July 17 during #LetsRaceTwo make-up feature. Finished third during BOSS Series action at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on July 27. Earned victory at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, August 2. Earned back-to-back third place finishes during BOSS action at Gas City and Oakshade Raceway.


Cory Haas seventh at Lincoln, prepares for triple-header in Posse Country

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (August 13, 2019) – Week after week, Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports continue to find themselves toward the front, this time checking-off a mark in the top-ten column during action in the Pigeon Hills on Saturday, August 10. Although forced to start 12th on the Lincoln Speedway grid, Haas improved, eventually advancing five positions during feature action to finish seventh at the final checkers.

“We’ve been consistent all season. That’s important to us. We want wins, but proving speed through consistency is just as important,” Cory Haas said, driver of John Trone’s Trone Outdoor Motorsports/Trone Outdoor Advertising/Bricker’s/Old Republic Distillery/Creekside Auto Sales/No. 39 sprint car. “I’m proud of this entire team, and I’m especially grateful for having a guy like John Trone who gives us the opportunity to come out here and do this every weekend. It has been a lot of fun.”

Cory Haas’ Central Pennsylvania schedule will hit high gear once again during the coming weekend, this time setting aim on a trio of starts across three days kicking-off on Friday, August 16, at Williams Grove Speedway.

Haas will return to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 17, following his visit to Abbottstown with a one-night appearance at Trail-Way Speedway in Hanover on Sunday, August 18. Although a staple within the Central Pennsylvania racing scene, Trail-Way only hosts 410c.i. competition on an occasional basis, this time for the Third Annual Armin Hostetter Memorial.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Cory Haas and John Trone would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Trone Outdoor Advertising, Wicked Cushion, Eagle Evergreens, Bricker’s, DMI, Bulldog Rear Ends, York PB Truss, Maxim Chassis, Connecticut Oil Kings, KSE, Wings Unlimited, QA1 Shocks, Old Republic Distillery, Creekside Auto Sales, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Follow Cory Haas on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/665179853507583/. Keep up with Cory Haas online at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www.troneoutdoormotorsports.com.

STATS:
2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway – 4/6, Williams Grove Speedway – 9/2)

2018 Highlights: Cory Haas earned his first top-five finish of the 2018 season on Saturday, March 17, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Finished sixth during Lincoln Speedway’s Sprint Spring Championship. Earned victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 6. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 7. Finished eighth during Walt Dyer Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 25. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 1. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway (3rd) and Lincoln Speedway (6th) on Friday and Saturday, June 8-9. Finished second during Weldon Sterner Memorial at Lincoln Speedway on June 16. Finished third during World of Outlaws Tune-Up at Williams Grove Speedway on July 13. Earned two top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Finished third at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 4. Finished ninth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 11. Finished seventh against All Stars at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 25. Won Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway for a third time on Sunday, September 2. Finished 12th during 2018 Williams Grove Speedway National Open featuring the World of Outlaws. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove on October 5; fourth during regular show and sixth during Al Hamilton Tribute.

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 17. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Qualified for Keith Kauffman Classic main event at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished fifth (started second) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway [double features] on Friday and Saturday, May 10 & 11; eighth, seventh, and fifth, respectively. Finished eighth during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway on June 1. Finished ninth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 14. Earned three top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek; ninth during Williams Grove Speedway opener, fifth during Lincoln Speedway start on night two, and ninth during Greg Hodnett Classic/Speedweek finale at Port Royal Speedway. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on July 19. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on July 20. Highlighted Summer Nationals weekend at Williams Grove Speedway with 11th place finish against World of Outlaws. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 2. Finished seventh at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10.


Michalski finishes 14th at Lincoln; Central PA doubleheader ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (August 13, 2019) – Although forced to start deep on the grid, Penndel, Pennsylvania’s Brett Michalski managed to make progress, ending his evening at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway with a 14th place finish during main event action on Saturday, August 10.

Lincoln Speedway, a regular destination for Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports, has certainly been kind to the former Rookie of the Year, not only earning multiple top-ten appearances in 2019, but also a victory; a first-ever victory on Saturday, June 8.

“Anytime you can show progress in Central Pennsylvania is a good thing, especially against the level of competition that we face-off against weekly,” Brett Michalski said, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse/No. 73B sprint car. “We still have a lot of racing on our plate. There are plenty of opportunities to add a few more wins to our resume.”

Brett Michalski will return to competition this Friday and Saturday, August 16 & 17, with another round in Central Pennsylvania, this time visiting Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, followed by a stop at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday.

Before getting behind the wheel, Michalski will spend the day at Woods School in Langhorne on Tuesday, August 13. Those enrolled at the school will have a chance to spend the day with Michalski, who will have his car, as well as transporter, on display.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to keep track of Brett Michalski Motorsports on all of the available social media outlets including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BJMMotorsports/

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Earned 2018 Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors. Earned Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway heat race victories. Finished 11th in the final Lincoln Speedway standings.

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker. Rallied from 17th to finish 13th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Earned first-ever 410 sprint car win during action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 8. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 13.

2019 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway – 6/8/2019)


Trevor Baker back in the top ten at Wayne County

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHREVE, Ohio (August 13, 2019) – ‘T-Rev’ Trevor Baker was away from competition for nearly a month during the midpoint of his 2019 season, and although the absence was long, the Shreve, Ohio-native did not lose his touch, eventually battling to a top-ten performance during action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 10; his second start since returning to action.

Baker, driver of the T-Rev Performances/Baker’s Mobile Home Transport/Exodus Cycle/Coblentz Trucking/No. 45 sprint car, finished sixth during his start at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval,’ kicking things off with a third place finish during heat race action.

“We had plans to maybe go elsewhere last weekend, but things didn’t really work out so we made the short trip to Wayne County,” Baker explained, who owns one career victory at Wayne County Speedway. “We’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things. There are a lot of big races coming up this fall so we want to be prepared.”

Trevor Baker’s upcoming plans remain uncertain. If anything, Baker will return to action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 17. An Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) program is on the agenda.

SPECIAL THANKS: T-Rev Performance and Trevor Baker would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Baker’s Mobile Home Transport, Exodus Cycle, Coblentz Trucking, H&S Concrete, Mid Ohio Diesel, Amsoil Stone Creek Lube, Triple-X Chassis.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to ‘follow’ Trevor Baker and T-Rev Performance on all available social media accounts including Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRevPerformance and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TRevPerformance. Trevor Baker’s MyRacePass account can found at www.trevorbaker.myracepass.com.

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Qualified for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 dash at Bubba (Fla.) Raceway Park. Recorded fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials at Atomic Speedway on March 31. Charged seven spots to finish 14th against All Stars at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 5. Qualified fourth-quick out of 31 cars at Atomic Speedway on June 9. Won heat race during Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale at Atomic Speedway; finished 23rd during 35-lap A-main. Qualified for All Star dashes during starts at Wayne County Speedway (June 18) and Atomic Speedway (June 23); each Speedweek events. Scored top-ten finish (eighth) during Thunder Mountain (Pa.) Speedway start on Friday, July 20. Finished tenth during feature action at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, July 27. Finished fourth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 4. Finished ninth during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (Ohio) Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 11 [$20,000-to-win event]. Finished 16th during 4-Crown Nationals (ASCoC) at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 22.

2019 Highlights: Finished eighth during FAST Series action at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 6; 2019 season debut. Finished eighth during OVSCA action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Rallied from 11th to finish fourth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Rallied from 11th to finish 8th at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 18. Finished sixth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 10.


Justin Whittall scores top ten performance in Posse Country

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (August 13, 2019) – Justin Whittall’s recent trip to Posse Country included a destination a little out of the ordinary for the Vincentown, New Jersey-native, but although the scenery was different, the end-result was exactly what he was in search of.

With Port Royal Speedway not hosting 410c.i. action during the recent weekend, Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports/Atlantic Utility Trailer/Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Worldwide Bearings/No. 67 sprint car, was forced to turn away from his regular Saturday night destination and visit the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on August 10. The trip proved to be successful for the recent high school graduate, ending his evening with a tenth place finish after starting second on the main event grid.

“It was a good trip for our team. We enjoyed ourselves and we can’t wait for the opportunity to go back,” Justin Whittall explained, a former URC full-timer turned ‘Posse’ full-timer. “We earned the opportunity to start on the front row and we were able to capitalize. We didn’t get the win, which is always the goal, but that place can be tricky to get around. It was a solid night for us.”

Justin Whittall and his family will enjoy a weekend away from competition before returning to action on Saturday and Sunday, August 24 & 25, this time setting aim on starts at Port Royal Speedway, as well as BAPS Motor Speedway, respectively.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Atlantic Utility Trailer, Brotherton Brewing Company, Pioneer Auto Body, and Worldwide Bearings.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports and Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall. Fans should keep up with Justin Whittall on the Web at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at the official online home of JW Motorsports: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Finished third during 2018 United Racing Club (URC) opener at Carolina (N.C.) Speedway. Finished 11th during URC competition at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 21. Finished eighth during 360c.i. action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, April 28. Qualified for Bob Weikert Memorial finale (410c.i.) main event at Port Royal Speedway on May 27. Finished fourth during 410c.i. competition at Port Royal Speedway on August 5. Won URC heat race at Bedford Speedway before rain postponed remaining portions of program. Highlighted Labor Day weekend with 12th place finish during Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway. Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season finale on Saturday, October 13. Scored a seventh place run at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, October 14.

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10.


Dietrich highlights Iowa trip with top-ten in Osky; Central PA triple on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (August 13, 2019) – Danny Dietrich’s trip to the Hawkeye State was productive, as well as successful, and although the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native was forced to cut his Knoxville Nationals campaign short after getting upside-down during heat race action on Friday, August 9, Dietrich left Iowa with a top-ten performance; a ninth place run during Terry McCarl’s Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday, August 5.

“Honestly, that was probably the best I ever raced at Knoxville, I just don’t have the end-result to prove that. It was a fun trip for our team. We showed a lot of speed at certain times and that made the trip worthwhile,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “We have a lot left on our schedule. We’ll see what we can do.”

Danny Dietrich’s Knoxville Nationals campaign consisted of recording the fourth fastest time during preliminary time trials, but a missed transfer position during his respective heat race, followed by a fifth place run during the evening’s B-Main, ruined all hope to be locked-in for Saturday’s $150,000-to-win finale. It was during Friday’s Hard Knox program, a last chance for teams to qualify for Saturday’s main event, that Dietrich tumbled and ultimately scratched.

Up next on the schedule, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will participate in a Central Pennsylvania trio, first visiting Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 16, followed by a stop at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 17. The 12-time winner in 2019 will cap his weekend with the Third Annual Armin Hostetter Memorial at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 18.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

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

STATS:
2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)
2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 35
Top-10s: 43
Wins: 12

2019 Wins: 12 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19)

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively. Charged from eighth to win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20; fourth victory of the season and fourth different track. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Earned podium finishes at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 11; second during Outlaw tune-up and third during make-up event from Saturday, May 4. Scored back-to-back podium finishes during World of Outlaws competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18. Won World of Outlaws main event at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway on May 21. Finished second during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Won Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on May 25. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Won seventh main event of 2019 with last corner pass at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 31. During four-day stretch, scored five top-ten finishes including All Star victory at Weedsports Speedway on Sunday, June 9; finished seventh at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, June 6, second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 7, sixth and second, respectively, during Twin 20s action at Port Royal on June 8. Won at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Won at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 21. Finished second during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, June 22. Ended PA Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes, third in final Speedweek standings. Earned three consecutive podium finishes on July 12-14; third at Williams Grove Speedway, All Star Circuit of Champions win at Orange County Fair Speedway, and third place finish at Lebanon Valley Speedway, also with All Star Circuit of Champions. Scored 12th win of the season during Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on July 19. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway during World of Outlaws Summer Nationals; fifth and seventh, respectively. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Dream Race. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered]. Finished ninth during Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday, August 5.

 

Plymouth Speedway

By Greg Hildebrand

PLYMOUTH—Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions makes their return to the Playground of Power in Plymouth, Ind. this Saturday, Aug 17. This series of 410 winged sprint cars features some of the top names in the sport.

Tony Stewart himself will be in the field along with such household names as Aaron Reutzel, last year’s Plymouth Speedway ASCoC winner, Dale Blaney and Kokomo’s Parker Price-Miller.

The series has been on a couple week break but are anxious to get back after it this weekend starting Friday night at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. and Saturday night in Plymouth Ind. The series will then head east to Pennsylvania. This will be the last chance this year to catch these drivers in the Hoosier state as the series closes out with dates in Ohio, Pennsylvania and a stop in Maryland.

Currently Reutzel leads the series but is followed only eight points back by Blaney. Stewart currently sits tenth in points with only one win, that happened the July 28 in Iowa. Stewart finished ahead of Rico Abreu and Christopher Bell that evening.

During last year’s visit to Plymouth Speedway Jac Haudenschild put down a blistering lap of 11.250 secs to set quick time. The entire field running within a second of that time during qualifying.

Reutzel won the Dash and went on to win the feature with Haudenschild finishing second and Carson Macedo finishing third.

The gates open at 4 p.m. again this Saturday with Hot Laps and Qualifying starting at 6 p.m. racing will begin at 7 p.m.

There will be UMP Modifieds along with the Thunder Stocks sharing the track with the ASCoC winged Sprints Saturday. Tickets for all the racing action is $25 for Adults, Kids 6 - 12 are $12 and race fans under 5 are free.

 

 

King of the West-NARC Champions Classic invades Stockton Dirt Track on August 23rd and 24th

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA - August 13, 2019...The "Champions Classic" at the Stockton Dirt Track is fast approaching. The two-night event headlined by the King of the West by NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series takes place on Friday and Saturday August 23rd and 24th and features special guest star Kyle Larson and more.

Those who purchase advanced online tickets for the Friday portion of the weekend will have a chance to win a VIP lunch/ meet and greet with Kyle. A total of thirty lucky fans will be drawn for the catered luncheon that will take place on Friday inside a hospitality tent set up just inside the pit area. The winners will also receive VIP pit passes.

Hanford's DJ Netto currently sits atop the KWS-NARC standings over Hollister's Ryan Bernal, Roseville's Willie Croft, Campbell's Bud Kaeding and Fresno's Dominic Scelzi. Just 12-points separate the top-five going into next week.

Upper deck reserved seats for the Champions Classic will cost $25 on Friday night and $30 on Saturday, while general admission bleacher tickets cost $20 Friday and $25 on Saturday. Kids 10 and under are free in the general admission lower bleachers. Six and eight seat boxes are also available to reserve each night. To purchase advanced tickets visit https://noceti-group.ticketleap.com/august-23rd--august-24…/

Camping reservations can be made for the Champions Classic by contacting 916-370-9417. The price is $66 for the weekend and includes one parking pass per space reserved. Campers are reminded to bring extension cords, water hoses, water hose Y’s, and in-ground water spigots.

Following Friday night’s action race teams and campers are invited to come hang out for a chili cook off outside of the grandstands under the trees on the grass. Bring your ice chests and come have a great time with your closest racing friends. The chili and bread will be free of charge for teams and those camping.

Saturday morning in the same area from 8am-11am there will be a Pancake Breakfast featuring scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, country potatoes, coffee and juice for $10 per person. A live band will then entertain the crowd behind the stands starting at 3pm on Saturday.

The front gate will open at 4pm both days with opening ceremonies around 7pm. Will call and the ticket sales window will open at 3pm. As a heads up for fans the elevator to assist those who are handicapped get into the upper deck is now fixed and in operation.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway and a full breakdown of the Champions Classic weekend visit www.stocktondirttrack.com

 

 

Student Night marks penultimate point race of 2019 at Placerville Speedway on Saturday
Gold Country Showdown also fast approaching

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – August 13, 2019…The Placerville Speedway is ready to host the penultimate point race of the season and celebrate back to school with “Student Night” at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds quarter-mile taking place this Saturday August 17th.
The event marks a big upcoming week of racing that also features the King of the West-NARC and POWRi-BCRA Midget “Gold Country Showdown” just four days later on Wednesday August 21st.

Divisions that will be on hand this Saturday during Student Night will include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association.

Students will receive grandstand admission for just $10 this Saturday by showing your Student ID at the box office. Live music will be performed in the grandstand midway by Kylie Segura from 4pm-6pm and Coors Light Happy Hour will also occur at that same time. Driver autographs featuring Mike Benson, Jesse Bryant, Jay Norton and a representative from the Dwarf Cars will take place from 4-5.

With just a pair of point races remaining for the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars Auburn’s Andy Forsberg is closing in on an unprecedented seventh track title. “Mr. Excitement” has picked off five wins in weekly competition and has put together another fabulous season at the red clay bullring, while driving the Steve Tuccelli/ Alan Bradway owned Friends & Family Racing X1. Forsberg will look to get back in victory lane one week after current runner up in points Kalib Henry earned his first career triumph at the speedway.

Henry, who resides in Mather, has been a consistency machine this year while piloting three different cars in weekly action. Completing the top-10 in points heading into the penultimate race of the season are Bobby McMahan, Jodie Robinson, Mike Benson, Shane Hopkins, Bubba Decaires, Jimmy Trulli, Chris Masters and Justin Johnson.

This Saturday’s Student Night is the championship finale for the Ltd. Late Model division in 2019. Things still remain somewhat tight at the top of the standings with Ray Trimble leading Tyler Lightfoot by 13-points going into the final night of competition. Trimble has led the way with a trio of wins this season and despite not getting into victory lane just yet, Lightfoot has been consistent enough to keep pace with the current point leader. Dan Brown Jr., Jay Norton and Ryan McDaniel round out the top-five.

With the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks it has been the year of Dan Jinkerson, who captured his eighth win of the season last Saturday night. Jinkerson however, has missed two races which means he will be looking for a top-five point finish, but not the championship. Nick Baldwin has two triumphs on the season and has consistently finished up front to give him a sizable point lead over Kevin Jinkerson with the campaign winding down.

Baldwin captured the Placerville Speedway championship a couple years ago and will look for two more solid nights in hopes to wrap up his second title. Jason Palmer, Jesse Bryant and Scott Grunert rank third, fourth and fifth respectively. Bryant is looking to bring home Rookie of the Year honors at the ripe young age of 13. Completing the top-10 in points are Dan Jinkerson, Stephanie Hanson, John Ewing, Mel Byers and Jason Leonard.

Rounding out the card on Saturday will be the always fun Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. The tight knit group travels around California and always seem to have a great time doing so. Shawn Jones and Ryan Winter have claimed the first two Dwarf Car appearances of the season at Placerville Speedway. They will also return as part of championship night on September 14th.

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6, kids five and under are free! Tickets can also be purchased online by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/2019-placerville-speedway-championship-pts-race-14-student-night-tickets-placerville-9Z26NJ

The pit gate at Placerville Speedway will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. A happy hour is offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline & Custom Exhaust qualifying and racing will follow. Live music will be performed from 4-6 in the grandstand midway.

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

The Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Capitol ACE Hardware, Carbon Copy, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Crystal Basin Construction, Doug Veerkamp General Engineering Inc., El Dorado Hills Landscaping, Hangtown Hardwood Floors, High Sierra Industries, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, The Critter Getter, Mountain Democrat, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards, Sierra Child and Family Services, Sierra Landscape Materials, Sierra Arbor Worx, SuperClean Xpress Car Wash and Taylor Hirst, Navigate Realty.

Join over 12,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday August 17: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Student Night

Wednesday August 21: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series plus POWRi-BCRA Midgets | Gold Country Showdown featuring Kyle Larson and more

Wednesday September 11: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Elk Grove Ford Midgets | 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts

Saturday September 14: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Ladies Night/ Championship Point Finale

 

 

Rilat Runs to Best 360 Knoxville Nationals Result Since 2011 and Top 410 Nationals Outing Since 2008

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 13, 2019) - Travis Rilat just wrapped up the busiest part of his season.

The BDS Motorsports driver competed in eight races during a nine-day stretch as part of Iowa Speedweek, which incorporated the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, the 8th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, the 24th annual Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting, the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. and the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores spread between Knoxville Raceway and Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.

"We had a good time," Rilat said. "We learned a lot out here. We made a lot of decent laps and we had some good time trial efforts, which normally I'm horrible at timing in. We have to work on getting the car good for the feature races."

Rilat posted a pair of top 20s at Southern Iowa Speedway during both 360ci and 410ci winged sprint car action. He also qualified in the top five in his group during the Capitani Classic and won a heat race during the Knoxville Nationals.

"We've been good every time we've hit the track out here this year, but just didn't make it happen as well as we wanted to," he said. "Jumping into the 410 we didn't get to run several weeks before. With blowing a motor and rain outs it didn't go as planned leading to the Nationals. I just don't run enough with the 410s and I think that hurts me quite a bit. I think I've only got about 20 races in all season in sprint cars overall.

"But No. 1, we had a good time. We got to visit with some friends. We also got a lot of laps. The more you race the easier it is to do it just like in golf, tennis, fishing, whatever. The less you do it makes it hard to be consistent at it. To be good at the Nationals you need to get out and run a lot. The more times you can run this track will definitely give you an advantage, too. I've got a business and family and other things going on. We just do the best we can."

In the end Rilat posted his best 360 Knoxville Nationals result since 2011 and his best 410 Knoxville Nationals finish since 2008.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 14 (15).

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 18 (18).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 8 (1).

Aug. 5 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 16 (19).

Aug. 6 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 5 (2); B Main: 4 (8); Feature: 17 (20).

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 20 (13).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 19 (13).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 11 (5).

UP NEXT -

TBD

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"We've been using Schoenfeld Headers for a long time," Rilat said. "It's a durable product and top of the line."

Rilat would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, The BOSS, Frio Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, CnB Chubby, All Star Auto Reconditioning, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Diversified Machine Inc (DMI), Donovan Engineering, Dyer Rods, Eagle Chassis (EMi), Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gillund Enterprises, GRP Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), Hoosier Tire, Joe's Kleen Products, JMS Motorsports, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Kustom Race Parts, Mahle, MDS Boring and Drilling, ML Graphics, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shane Liebig, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, Super Shox, The Boss ( www.shoptheboss.com ), Thomas Sno Sports, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Visual Impact and Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

Austin Liggett Back in Victory Lane with USAC West Coast 360’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: A busy night of Double Duty at Santa Maria Speedway on Saturday night saw Austin Liggett endure some more gremlin under the hood of his midget, but also saw him score his seventh win of the year as he topped the USAC West Coast 360 feature event.

“My dad and Scott really had both cars dialed in,” Liggett said. “I felt really good in both the sprint car and the midget, unfortunately we had more engine issues with the midget which was a little frustrating.”

In USAC West Coast 360 action, Liggett would time his machine in third quickest of the 19 cars checked in for the night of racing. Heat race action saw the Tracy, CA driver line up in the sixth starting position and proceed to put on a show.

Carving his way forward, Liggett would make a last corner move to net the win, and place him in the second row to start the feature event.

With a strong car underneath him, Liggett would quickly move forward as he jumped into the lead on the race’s seventh circuit. Out in front, Liggett would flex his muscle and simply pull away from the field in a big way.

Getting through traffic with no issues, Liggett would make quick work of the back of the field as he went on to win by over seven seconds and lap up to fifth place.

In USAC Western States Midget action, time trials would see him time in 10th quickest amongst the 20 cars entered in the event.

Still battling issues that hindered him in Merced, CA, Liggett would finish third in his heat race and line up in the fifth row of the feature event.

As they continued to address issues all night long, something will still hinder Liggett and company in the feature event as he wasn’t able to really get going and make a run. Doing what he could while lacking some power, Liggett would keep position inside the Top-10 as he closed the Midget feature out with an eighth place finish.

“The Sprint Car race was awesome, my guys really made my job easy and it was great to get another win,’ Liggett said. “Just want to thank My Mom and Dad, Britton, and Scott for all of their hard work on Saturday.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Tool Technology, Hurst Fabrications, Maxwell Industries, Shine Photography, and Morris Motorsports for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins-7, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-17

ON TAP: Liggett is tentatively scheduled to travel to Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night to compete with the USAC/CRA series.

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

 

 

Nienhiser Picks Up 9th Win of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Despite a string of some tough luck keeping Paul Nienhiser out of Iowa this past week, the Chapin, IL driver was able to team up with his good friend Caleb Wankel and picked up their second consecutive win at Jacksonville Speedway together.

“We had plans of at least running Oskaloosa, IA last week, but a tough go at Ironman dashed those plans,” Nienhiser said. “Still, was able to race with some good friends and score another win, so not to bad of a week by any means.”

A week removed from a tough go at the Ironman 55 in his family owned car that saw him finish 19th and 24th, Nienhiser was able to grab his eight win of the season on August 4th in 305ci action with the Wankel Motorsports team.

Forced to fill in on the Sides Motorsports crew during the festivities in Knoxville and Oskaloosa, IA over the week with equipment being repaired and replenished, Nienhiser and Wankel decided to give it a go again on Sunday night at Jacksonville Speedway.

Nienhiser would flex his muscle early in the program on Sunday as he would lead his heat race from start to finish before lining up fourth in the feature event.

From his second row starting position, Nienhiser continued to show tremendous speed as he powered to the lead within the first five laps of the feature event. Once in front, nobody had anything for Nienhiser who quickly began leaving the field behind in a big way.

Capping a stellar night, Nienhiser would go on to take the checkered flag and pocket his ninth feature event of the season.

“It was a fun week from working with the Sides team at the Nationals to getting home and getting another win at Jacksonville,” Nienhiser said. “I am really looking forward to this week ahead.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-29, Wins-9, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: Nienhiser will be back aboard Scott Bonar’s No. 50 car this Friday and Saturday with the Sprint Invaders in Iowa before returning to the Wankel No. 5 on Sunday in Jacksonville, IL along with his family owned entry in the non wing division.

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

 

 

Pittman and Roth Motorsports Land on Knoxville Nationals Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of the Front Row Challenge win, Daryn Pittman and the Roth Motorsports team were eager for the Knoxville Nationals after their success at the raceway earlier this year. When it was all said and done, Pittman found himself on the podium as he picked up a third place finish on sprint car racing’s biggest stage.

“It’s bittersweet,” Pittman said. “It’s the best I have ever felt at the Nationals which is great, I just wish I could have a couple of those mistakes I made back. All in all, great to be on the podium at the Nationals, and I’m thankful for Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as this Roth Motorsports team for all they continue to do.”

Following a 10th place run in Thursday’s qualifying night at the Nationals, Pittman found himself 10th in overall points and locked into Saturday’s 50-lap feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the 10th position aboard the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co./HR Livestock Transportation machine.

After long couple days of waiting, Pittman would showcase a very strong Roth Motorsports entry once the Nationals feature came to life. Working his way forward in the race’s opening 25-laps, the Owasso, OK driver made some swift moves to get up in the third position when the halfway red flag flew allowing cars to make changes during an open red period.

When the race came back to life, Pittman would driver into the second position as he gave chase to race leader, David Gravel. With Gravel pacing the field, Pittman was glued to the cushion and cutting into his lead as they reached the back of the pack.

Closing in on Gravel and putting himself in position to battle for the lead, a bobble in turns three and four would allow Gravel to keep his momentum and gap Pittman.

Continuing to run in second as the laps wound down, Pittman would let it all hang out as he looked to make one final bid for the lead in the final laps. Battling through traffic, Gravel would keep his distance, but Pittman would be under fire for the second position.

With a slower car getting out of shape in front of DP on the race’s final lap, he would check up enough to give up second, but still close his Nationals out with a third place finish.

“I was a little bummed a car made a mistake there on the last lap and it cost us second,” Pittman said. “I’m really proud of this Roth Motorsports team and all of the effort we have put into Knoxville all season long. I’m happy with the podium, but at the same time a little disappointed because I feel like this is the best chance I have had to win this thing. Again, thanks to all of my guys and the Roth Family for putting us in this position.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co., HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, Wicked Cushion, and Team Simpson for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 53, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 26, Top 10’s: 37

ON TAP: Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports put the Nationals behind them and resume work with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday in Grand Forks, ND, and Saturday in West Fargo, ND.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports or by liking https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/?ref=br_rs.

Keep up with Daryn Pittman by following him on Twitter @DarynPittman or by visiting his website, www.darynpittman.com.

 

 

Madsen 15th at Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Being based in the Des Moines, IA area, the Knoxville Nationals week gets a little more grueling for Ian Madsen and KCP Racing. Keeping up a full slate of appearances to go along with the race itself, Madsen locked into the Saturday night feature out of his qualifying night, and finished 15th in the 50-lap finale.

“It is definitely disappointing to finish where we did,” Ian Madsen said. “It’s great to lock in and make the show, but Knoxville is a place were our team has had so much success and it’s a little disappointing. Great to see so many sponsors, fans, and friends all week for sure, but I am already looking forward to next year’s event.”

Earning quick time honors during Wednesday night’s qualifying night, Madsen would be one of the many top qualifiers to not make it out of heat race action.

Forced into the semi, Madsen would not be denied as he would work into the third position and transfer into the preliminary nigh feature event as he looked to garner more points towards Saturday’s line up.

From the race’s last row, Madsen would get all that he could on a fast racing surface. Working his way forward, the St. Marys, NSW pilot would finish 16th aboard the Logan Contractors Supply/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed entry.

Sitting sixth in points after one night, Madsen turned into a fan during Thursday’s program and when that race was complete Madsen found himself locked into Saturday’s ‘A’ as he was 14th in overall event points.

Waiting another day to get back to racing, Saturday night finally brought on Championship night at the Nationals, and Madsen was ready to make a run at the home track of KCP Racing.

The feature event didn’t go how Madsen had hoped. From his seventh row starting position, Madsen spent much of the night looking for a spot inside the Top-10 as he pounded the Knoxville Raceway cushion.

Getting into the wall late in the race, Madsen would forced to hang on to his KCP Racing entry as the handling would be altered from the contact.

Doing all he could, the 2018 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year would cross the finish line with a 15th place finish.

“The Nationals is so tough, but you always strive to run well at it,” Madsen said. “This team works extremely hard night in and night out, and Saturday was just a bit frustrating for everyone. Thanks to all the partners and people who made it out, we will go to work and look to get back on track this weekend in North Dakota.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, P1 Race Wear, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-53, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 8, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: Ian and the KCP Racing will be back in action with the World of Outlaws in North Dakota on Friday and Saturday.

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.

 

 

TMAC TUESDAY- Nationals Frustration Has McCarl Looking Forward to North Dakota

PETERSEN MEDIA: The 2019 Knoxville Nationals will go down as a frustrating one for Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports, but the Altoona, IA driver is already looking forward to his next race as the team will be in Destiny Motorsports territory this weekend as they invade North Dakota.

“It just was not our year at the Nationals,” McCarl said. “We had a ton of speed, we just continued to find ourselves on the outside and looking in. Thanks to everyone for all of their hard work preparing for this event, and at the event itself.”

Thursday night McCarl and company were up for their qualifying night, and TMAC would time the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.com backed machine in 12th fastest in time trials.

Heat race action would see McCarl battle with Tim Shaffer for position as they both sought a transfer spot but as the field strung out, TMAC would finish sixth and be forced into the ‘B’.

Looking for one of four transfer positions out of the ‘B’, to move into the preliminary night feature event, McCarl would find himself in a heated battle for the fourth and final position. Battling with Jacob Allen, McCarl would come up just short as his fifth place finish would end his night and ultimately force him into Friday’s Hard Knox program.

Timing in sixth quickest in his qualifying group on Friday, McCarl would again find himself finishing sixth in heat race action, and would make a trip into the ‘B’. On this night he would not be denied as he picked up the win and successfully moved into the final preliminary night feature event of the week.

From the back of the pack, McCarl would put together a great run as he worked his way through the field bettering himself for Saturday night with each and every move.

Working towards the Top-10, contact with another car would result in damage to his front end that would seemingly slow his progress. Despite the issues, McCarl would finish 12th which placed him in the 22-lap ‘B’ on Saturday night.

When the ‘B’ came to life on Saturday, McCarl’s hopes of transferring would be dashed on the opening lap as he would get upside down and end his night as quick as it got started.

“It was a frustrating week, but no excuses from us,” McCarl said. “It wasn’t meant to be and now be focus on our next races this weekend in North Dakota.”

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, TheSnowPlow.com, Bosma Poultry, Inc., STC, JLT Ent., KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Country Builders Construction, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Rens Trucking, Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, Kilani Fenders, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, The Barrel House, Central Iowa Sheds, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, AL Drivelines, Saldana Tanks, Smith Titanium, and Scribner Engineering for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 41, Wins-5, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports are geared up to battle the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday in North Dakota.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

FAST SERIES RETURNS SATURDAY TO SHARON AS "410" SPRINTS COMPLETE STRETCH OF 4 STRAIGHT WEEKS OF MENARDS "SUPER SERIES" EVENTS; "BICKERSTAFF CUP" SERIES FOR OUTLAW MODS, RUSH MOD TOUR MFG NIGHT, RUSH SPRINTS & ECONO MODS ALSO PART OF THE PROGRAM
by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH August 13, 2019 The "410" Sprint Cars are set to do battle for the fourth straight week at Sharon Speedway this Saturday night (August 17) as part of the Menards "Super Series", but this time in a FAST Series event on Sawtelle Tree and A&MP Electric Night. Also featured on Saturday night as part of the 90th anniversary season will be the Outlaw Mods in a "Bickerstaff Cup" Series event, the HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds in a Tour event for their Manufacturers Night, the RUSH Sprint Cars, and the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. Race time is 7 p.m.

The "410" Sprint Cars have now put on seven tremendous shows this year. Cole Duncan became the second driver with multiple wins this season as he picked up his second $3,000 win last Saturday night. Back on May 11, Duncan withstood the challenges of Tony Stewart for the FAST-sanctioned victory that came over an excellent field of 43 cars. FAST will make its second and final appearance of the season to Sharon on Saturday night. Last year, Cap Henry topped a 39-car field in the first ever FAST-sanctioned event at Sharon.

Other Sharon winners this season include A.J. Flick for his first career Sharon win on May 18, Dave Blaney on June 29 and July 27, Dale Blaney on July 6 for the All Star-sanctioned "Lou Blaney Memorial win, and Chad Kemenah on August 3. There have been at least 27 "410" Sprint Cars at each event in the last two years,

Duncan leads the $10,000 to-win FAST points by just two over Lee Jacobs as Tyler Gunn, Cody Bova, Justin Peck, Jordan Harble, T.J. Michael, Max Stambaugh, Joey Saldana, and Henry complete the top 10. Saturday's feature will pay $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start. Group qualifying will set the heat race lineups. Mufflers are not required. There are no membership or entry fees. Sharon uses the AMB/MyLaps transponders. For additional information on FAST, check out their website at www.fastondirt.com, their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FASTonDIRT or follow them on Twitter @FASTSeries.

After a rainout on July 20, round three of the four-race "Bickerstaff Cup" mini series for the Outlaw Mods (IMCA-type) that honors and remember the career of former great, Jim Bickerstaff, Sr., was rescheduled for this Saturday night. Bickerstaff is the all-time winningest Super Late Model driver in the history of Sharon with 42 victories. The inaugural event on June 8 saw Brian Ruhlman top a huge field of 40 cars for the $1,200 payday, while Mike Potosky captured the $1,200 "John C. Rebhan Memorial" on June 22. Ironically it was the first career Sharon win for both standout drivers as they became the 53rd and 54th different drivers all-time to win an E-Mod race at Sharon.

After Saturday night's 25-lap $1,200 to-win main, the Series returns for the finale on August 24 that will pay $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start. The four-race "Bickerstaff Cup" point fund will pay $1,000 to-win and payback five positions thanks to Graham Machine, Blue Wolf Tavern, and Airport Auto. Ruhlman has a 12-point lead on Potosky with Nathon Loney, Joe Gabrielson, and Mike Kinney completing the top five.

The Outlaw Mod Rules are posted at SharonSpeedway.com and can be found by clicking Drivers and then Rules. For more information on the Series, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Sharon-Speedways-2019-Outlaw-Modified-Bickerstaff-Cup-Series-581138452385271.

After a successful Touring Series event on August 3 that brought out 28 cars, the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will return for their second of three Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Tour points events this Saturday night. Chas Wolbert opened the season winning the $800 2018 "Apple Festival Nationals" make-up non-point Tour event on May 11. Garrett Krummert then picked up the $600 special on August 3. Once again $600 will be on the line, but in addition it'll be RUSH's "Manufactures Night" with approximately $23,000 in product giveaways to eligible RUSH racers. There are at least 43 product packages valued at a minimum $300 that will be given away with several drivers winning multiple packages.

Krummert has a six-point lead on Jim Rasey, who finished third at both Expo Speedway and Sharon in the Tour events. Wolbert, who leads RUSH's Weekly Series points, is third in Tour points over current Sharon points leader, Kole Holden, with Greg Porter fifth. Behind Holden in Sharon's HTMA/Precise Racing Products points are Wolbert, who trails by 17, two-time winner Rob Kristyak, Tony Tatgenhorst, and Jacob Jordan.

At the end of the night, the "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire will take place. To date there have been five different winners in seven races. Tatgenhorst became just the second driver to repeat last Saturday night. One-time winner, Cameron Nastasi, has a 12-point lead on Amelia Clay with Tatgenhorst, Jordan, and Jacob Wolfe completing the top five.

The RUSH Sprint Cars have joined up with the Outlaw Mods at both "Bickerstaff Cup" Series events this year, while unfortunately being rained out six other times including three special events. Defending Series Champion, Chad Ruhlman, won the June 8 show as he was able to rip the fence to edge out Brian Woodhall for the victory. Then on June 22, Woodhall captured his first career Series win over a 20-car field, which matched the all-time high for the second year division. Woodhall continues to lead the $5,000 to-win RUSH Weekly Series points over Brad Blackshear, who was the inaugural Econo Mod Champion back in 2010 that won his first RUSH race this year at Bradford. Third through fifth are Brian Hartzell, Zach Morrow a recent winner at Pittsburgh, and Jeremy Weaver, a former RUSH Sportsman Modified Sharon winner.

The Econo Mods produced their fifth different winner in six events this season when defending champion, Jacob Eucker, copped the victory last Saturday night. Other winners this season include Kyle Miller, who won his biggest career race worth $750 on May 11, Ty Rhoades the following week for the regular season opener, Eric Wilson in an Elite Series event. Dustin DeMattia then won back-to-back events on July 27 and August 3 to take over the Summit Racing Equipment points. DeMattia leads Rhoades by 19 points with Eucker, Gary Robinson, and Buzz Seitz completing the top five.

Pits will be open throughout the afternoon on Saturday with pit passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while the main grandstands open at 5. Drivers meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by Sprint engine starts at 6:15 and group qualifying at 6:30. Heat races are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $15. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be reserved on race night in the track office. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE! Pit passes are $30. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

Coming up on August 24 will be the fourth and final "Bickerstaff Cup" Series race for the Outlaw Mods paying $3,000 to-win. The Menards "Super Series" event will also include the RUSH Sprint Cars, Stock Cars, and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds for Twin-State Auto Racing Club Night. It's Allegheny Tool, Graham Machine, and A&MP Electric Night. Race time is 7 p.m.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter @sharonspdwy.

 

FAST SERIES RETURNS SATURDAY TO SHARON AS "410" SPRINTS COMPLETE STRETCH OF 4 STRAIGHT WEEKS OF MENARDS "SUPER SERIES" EVENTS; "BICKERSTAFF CUP" SERIES FOR OUTLAW MODS, RUSH MOD TOUR MFG NIGHT, RUSH SPRINTS & ECONO MODS ALSO PART OF THE PROGRAM
by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH August 13, 2019 The "410" Sprint Cars are set to do battle for the fourth straight week at Sharon Speedway this Saturday night (August 17) as part of the Menards "Super Series", but this time in a FAST Series event on Sawtelle Tree and A&MP Electric Night. Also featured on Saturday night as part of the 90th anniversary season will be the Outlaw Mods in a "Bickerstaff Cup" Series event, the HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds in a Tour event for their Manufacturers Night, the RUSH Sprint Cars, and the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. Race time is 7 p.m.

The "410" Sprint Cars have now put on seven tremendous shows this year. Cole Duncan became the second driver with multiple wins this season as he picked up his second $3,000 win last Saturday night. Back on May 11, Duncan withstood the challenges of Tony Stewart for the FAST-sanctioned victory that came over an excellent field of 43 cars. FAST will make its second and final appearance of the season to Sharon on Saturday night. Last year, Cap Henry topped a 39-car field in the first ever FAST-sanctioned event at Sharon.

Other Sharon winners this season include A.J. Flick for his first career Sharon win on May 18, Dave Blaney on June 29 and July 27, Dale Blaney on July 6 for the All Star-sanctioned "Lou Blaney Memorial win, and Chad Kemenah on August 3. There have been at least 27 "410" Sprint Cars at each event in the last two years,

Duncan leads the $10,000 to-win FAST points by just two over Lee Jacobs as Tyler Gunn, Cody Bova, Justin Peck, Jordan Harble, T.J. Michael, Max Stambaugh, Joey Saldana, and Henry complete the top 10. Saturday's feature will pay $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start. Group qualifying will set the heat race lineups. Mufflers are not required. There are no membership or entry fees. Sharon uses the AMB/MyLaps transponders. For additional information on FAST, check out their website at www.fastondirt.com, their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FASTonDIRT or follow them on Twitter @FASTSeries.

After a rainout on July 20, round three of the four-race "Bickerstaff Cup" mini series for the Outlaw Mods (IMCA-type) that honors and remember the career of former great, Jim Bickerstaff, Sr., was rescheduled for this Saturday night. Bickerstaff is the all-time winningest Super Late Model driver in the history of Sharon with 42 victories. The inaugural event on June 8 saw Brian Ruhlman top a huge field of 40 cars for the $1,200 payday, while Mike Potosky captured the $1,200 "John C. Rebhan Memorial" on June 22. Ironically it was the first career Sharon win for both standout drivers as they became the 53rd and 54th different drivers all-time to win an E-Mod race at Sharon.

After Saturday night's 25-lap $1,200 to-win main, the Series returns for the finale on August 24 that will pay $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start. The four-race "Bickerstaff Cup" point fund will pay $1,000 to-win and payback five positions thanks to Graham Machine, Blue Wolf Tavern, and Airport Auto. Ruhlman has a 12-point lead on Potosky with Nathon Loney, Joe Gabrielson, and Mike Kinney completing the top five.

The Outlaw Mod Rules are posted at SharonSpeedway.com and can be found by clicking Drivers and then Rules. For more information on the Series, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Sharon-Speedways-2019-Outlaw-Modified-Bickerstaff-Cup-Series-581138452385271.

After a successful Touring Series event on August 3 that brought out 28 cars, the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will return for their second of three Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Tour points events this Saturday night. Chas Wolbert opened the season winning the $800 2018 "Apple Festival Nationals" make-up non-point Tour event on May 11. Garrett Krummert then picked up the $600 special on August 3. Once again $600 will be on the line, but in addition it'll be RUSH's "Manufactures Night" with approximately $23,000 in product giveaways to eligible RUSH racers. There are at least 43 product packages valued at a minimum $300 that will be given away with several drivers winning multiple packages.

Krummert has a six-point lead on Jim Rasey, who finished third at both Expo Speedway and Sharon in the Tour events. Wolbert, who leads RUSH's Weekly Series points, is third in Tour points over current Sharon points leader, Kole Holden, with Greg Porter fifth. Behind Holden in Sharon's HTMA/Precise Racing Products points are Wolbert, who trails by 17, two-time winner Rob Kristyak, Tony Tatgenhorst, and Jacob Jordan.

At the end of the night, the "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire will take place. To date there have been five different winners in seven races. Tatgenhorst became just the second driver to repeat last Saturday night. One-time winner, Cameron Nastasi, has a 12-point lead on Amelia Clay with Tatgenhorst, Jordan, and Jacob Wolfe completing the top five.

The RUSH Sprint Cars have joined up with the Outlaw Mods at both "Bickerstaff Cup" Series events this year, while unfortunately being rained out six other times including three special events. Defending Series Champion, Chad Ruhlman, won the June 8 show as he was able to rip the fence to edge out Brian Woodhall for the victory. Then on June 22, Woodhall captured his first career Series win over a 20-car field, which matched the all-time high for the second year division. Woodhall continues to lead the $5,000 to-win RUSH Weekly Series points over Brad Blackshear, who was the inaugural Econo Mod Champion back in 2010 that won his first RUSH race this year at Bradford. Third through fifth are Brian Hartzell, Zach Morrow a recent winner at Pittsburgh, and Jeremy Weaver, a former RUSH Sportsman Modified Sharon winner.

The Econo Mods produced their fifth different winner in six events this season when defending champion, Jacob Eucker, copped the victory last Saturday night. Other winners this season include Kyle Miller, who won his biggest career race worth $750 on May 11, Ty Rhoades the following week for the regular season opener, Eric Wilson in an Elite Series event. Dustin DeMattia then won back-to-back events on July 27 and August 3 to take over the Summit Racing Equipment points. DeMattia leads Rhoades by 19 points with Eucker, Gary Robinson, and Buzz Seitz completing the top five.

Pits will be open throughout the afternoon on Saturday with pit passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while the main grandstands open at 5. Drivers meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by Sprint engine starts at 6:15 and group qualifying at 6:30. Heat races are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $15. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be reserved on race night in the track office. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE! Pit passes are $30. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

Coming up on August 24 will be the fourth and final "Bickerstaff Cup" Series race for the Outlaw Mods paying $3,000 to-win. The Menards "Super Series" event will also include the RUSH Sprint Cars, Stock Cars, and RUSH Sportsman Modifieds for Twin-State Auto Racing Club Night. It's Allegheny Tool, Graham Machine, and A&MP Electric Night. Race time is 7 p.m.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter @sharonspdwy.

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports completes rock solid MSA twinbill

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 13, 2019 – After searching to find consistency through the majority of the 2019 season, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team put together two solid performances in a Midwest Sprint Car Association doubleheader weekend at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. on Sunday, Aug. 11.

Pokorski was among 29 PDTR 360 Sprint Car drivers checked in to compete at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, Aug. 10. After starting on the pole in the fourth 10-lap heat race, Pokorski settled into second on the opening lap behind rookie Tyler Davis. The 2014 MSA Masters Series champion closed in on Davis on lap 6 before contacting an infield tire in turn two on lap 7, which caused him to lose ground on the leader en route to a second-place finish and a berth in the A main.

After the passing points invert, Pokorski started 11th in the 25-lap A main. Following red flag on the opening lap involving Josh Teunissen, Ben Schmidt, Bill Taylor and Chris Clayton, Pokorski lined up eighth when the race resumed.

Pokorski passed Shane Wenninger on lap 9 to take over seventh in the running order. After losing two spots following a lap 17 caution, Pokorski worked his way back into eighth by slipping past Lance Fassbender with an outside move in turn four on lap 23. Pokorski held on to place eighth and record his 10th top-10 A-main finish of the season in a race won by Jim Melis.

“Saturday night at Plymouth was good,” Pokorski said. “We moved forward a little, but not as much as I would have liked to, of course. I did feel like we were continuing to make some gains with the car.”

On Sunday, Aug. 11, Pokorski was among 23 entrants in the third and final MSA event of the 2019 season at Angell Park Speedway.

After a scratch in the first MSA 10-lap heat race, Pokorski started seventh before working his way into sixth by passing Doug Wondra in turn three on lap 2. Five laps later, Pokorski moved in to pressure Shane Wenninger for fifth, but eventually had to settle for sixth at the finish.

Pokorski started 15th in the 25-lap A main and advanced to 11th after a red flag restart on lap 6 following a three-car incident in turn three involving leader Tony Wondra, second-place Adam Miller and Nick Daywalt.

On lap 7, Pokorski powered around Shane Wenninger to move into 10th in turn three. Three laps later, Pokorski worked past Tyler Davis into ninth. After a lap 11 caution, Pokorski restarted seventh before passing Tim Haddy for sixth on lap 12.

After the fourth caution of the race on lap 13, Pokorski continued his charge to the front by moving around Bill Taylor into fifth place on lap 13. As the laps wound down, Pokorski reeled in Lance Fassbender and appeared ready to make a move before Fassbender clipped an infield tire and spun in turn one to bring out the fifth and final caution of the race on lap 23.

Pokorski restarted fourth and held the position over the final two laps to earn his fourth top-five and 11th top-10 A-main finish of the 2019 season in a race won by Travis Arenz.

The 27th-year driver was pleased with the performance at a track where he has struggled in the past.

“On Sunday night at Angel Park, we started where we left of the night before,” Pokorski said. “We looked at our notes from the last few times we were there and tweaked some things. We battled some bugs with the fuel system, but got those figured out by feature time. The car was really good, and it felt really good to move forward like that and pass cars. I'm hoping we can continue to build and finish the season strong.”

This Saturday, Aug. 17, the team will return to The Plymouth Dirt Track for Autograph Night, Past Champions Night at Kids’ Backpack Night. Hot laps begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

Sponsors for the 2019 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Gasroots Project, Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Hagar’s Half-Pounder Cookies, Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Petersen Septic Systems

Since opening its doors in Valders, Wis. in 2012, Petersen Septic Systems LLC has provided premier septic tank service and the most reliable septic system installation and repair in Manitowoc and Two Rivers and the surrounding Lakeshore area.

“We offer our services to industrial, institutional, residential, new construction, commercial and municipal accounts,” Petersen Septic Systems Owner David Petersen said. “Customer service is our utmost priority. We do every job as it was in our own homes. Our experience is second to none in the area. Prior to opening the business, I worked for Tuschl Septic Systems from 2004 until owner Chuck Tuschl retired.”

The list of regular services Petersen Septic Systems offers includes septic pump repairs, test drilling/test boring, sewage treatment systems, septic tank removal, septic tank installation, water line repair, oil testing and perc testing.

“We provide all of these services in Manitowoc County and the surrounding areas,” Petersen said. “We are OSHA certified and are licensed MPRS/CST966051.”

Petersen Septic Systems is located at 7334 Nagel Road in Valders, Wis. For more information, call 920-323-2640, email petersenseptic@gmail.com or visit www.petersensepticsystems.com.
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2019 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule.
Saturday, August 17 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, August 23 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, August 24 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, August 31 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, September 14 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, September 27 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, September 28 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2019 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 20
MSA events – 19
IRA events - 1
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 4
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 11
Heat Race Victories – 2

 

 

By the Numbers: Second Leg of the Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — August 13, 2019 — The 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will take to the track at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., on Friday, August 16. Logan Schuchart was victorious in June during the 1st Leg of the Northern Tour, which marked his first win at the track. Donny Schatz, the 10-time and defending series champion leads all drivers with 10 wins at the high-banked bullring in his home state. David Gravel, who recently won the biggest race of his career, the Knoxville Nationals, is a past winner at River Cities Speedway as is Daryn Pittman and Kraig Kinser.

By the Numbers- 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour

0.3- Miles around River Cities Speedway

2- Points that separate Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz at the top of the World of Outlaws points standings headed into this weekend

3- Races in the state of North Dakota this season for the World of Outlaws

4- Wins for Austin Pierce in weekly competition this season at River Cities Speedway to lead all drivers; Drivers who have won in weekly action at River Cities thus far in 2019

9.269- Track record, established by Jason Meyers on August 21, 2009

10- Wins with the World of Outlaws for Donny Schatz at River Cities Speedway to lead all drivers

11- Weekly races completed at River Cities Speedway this season through August 9

12- Wins for Brad Sweet this season to lead the World of Outlaws

13- Consecutive years, including this year that the World of Outlaws have raced at River Cities Speedway; Drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws this season

16- Drivers who have won a main event with the World of Outlaws this year

22- Top-five finishes for Donny Schatz at River Cities to lead all drivers in World of Outlaws action

24- Races contested by the World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway, dating back to 2007; Top-10 finishes for Donny Schatz in World of Outlaws competition at the track

32- Top-five finishes for Brad Sweet to lead the World of Outlaws in 2019

40- Laps in the main event on August 16

42- Top-10 finishes for Donny Schatz this season to lead the World of Outlaws

116.517- Track record in miles per hour

2007- Year the World of Outlaws first raced at River Cities Speedway

10,000- Dollars the winner will receive on August 16

Save $5 on General Admission tickets, when purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores.

Tickets for the 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events at River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 16 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023. Tickets can also be purchased at the River Cities Speedway track office, area ticket outlets and at the track on race day.

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Helms Restarting Family Team and Working to Find Best Balance

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 13, 2019) - Caleb Helms is rejuvenated as he plans to find the best balance between family, work and racing.

Helms has tackled two of the biggest winged sprint car events - the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, in July and the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, last week - in his family owned ride.

"I've tried juggling everything and racing full time, which doesn't work," he said. "I'm not willing to sacrifice my family and I'm very invested in work so that makes racing tough. On the other side I tried to sit out and racing has been such a huge part of my life that I really missed it. My family and I are working on finding a balance to make everything work and I think we have a great plan."

Helms said he hopes to race in a handful of events this fall in his home state of Ohio while preparing the team for the 2020 season. He anticipates a schedule of approximately 20-to-30 races.

"I think if we get everything set up right we can show up to races we want to and be competitive," he said. "We're not able to run 60-to-80 shows and I do think the more a driver races the better he or she can be on a regular basis. But I also believe that if we are well prepared that we can give ourselves a chance to win whenever and wherever we decide to race."

For now Helms is planning on knocking the cobwebs off this summer and fall after having an off-and-on type of schedule the last couple of years. As he does that he is planning ahead regarding marketing, inventory and the best schedule to fit racing into his busy life.

"It's all about the balance and making it work right for our family," he said. "My family and I have never attempted to race at this sort of scale. It's always been all or nothing so we're excited to take this next step and keep racing in our lives."

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Helms Construction Inc.

Helms Construction Inc. is a general construction company based in Findlay, Ohio.

"Helms Construction Inc. is my father's business, which helps us get from race to race," Helms said. "The people who make Helms Construction Inc. successful are the ones who make this opportunity possible for us. My dad is the only reason I have had the opportunity to race and everything I've accomplished so far is directly related to him."

Helms would also like to thank Big Jerk Jerky, Ferguson, Leiber's Garage, Helms and Sons Excavating, CnB Chubby and Ted's Market in Pandora for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Runs to Best 360 Knoxville Nationals Result Since 2011 and Top 410 Nationals Outing Since 2008

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 13, 2019) - Travis Rilat just wrapped up the busiest part of his season.

The BDS Motorsports driver competed in eight races during a nine-day stretch as part of Iowa Speedweek, which incorporated the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, the 8th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, the 24th annual Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting, the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. and the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores spread between Knoxville Raceway and Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.

"We had a good time," Rilat said. "We learned a lot out here. We made a lot of decent laps and we had some good time trial efforts, which normally I'm horrible at timing in. We have to work on getting the car good for the feature races."

Rilat posted a pair of top 20s at Southern Iowa Speedway during both 360ci and 410ci winged sprint car action. He also qualified in the top five in his group during the Capitani Classic and won a heat race during the Knoxville Nationals.

"We've been good every time we've hit the track out here this year, but just didn't make it happen as well as we wanted to," he said. "Jumping into the 410 we didn't get to run several weeks before. With blowing a motor and rain outs it didn't go as planned leading to the Nationals. I just don't run enough with the 410s and I think that hurts me quite a bit. I think I've only got about 20 races in all season in sprint cars overall.

"But No. 1, we had a good time. We got to visit with some friends. We also got a lot of laps. The more you race the easier it is to do it just like in golf, tennis, fishing, whatever. The less you do it makes it hard to be consistent at it. To be good at the Nationals you need to get out and run a lot. The more times you can run this track will definitely give you an advantage, too. I've got a business and family and other things going on. We just do the best we can."

In the end Rilat posted his best 360 Knoxville Nationals result since 2011 and his best 410 Knoxville Nationals finish since 2008.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 14 (15).

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 18 (18).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 8 (1).

Aug. 5 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 16 (19).

Aug. 6 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 5 (2); B Main: 4 (8); Feature: 17 (20).

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 20 (13).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 19 (13).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 11 (5).

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TravisRilat29/

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

Schoenfeld Headers is the manufacturer of competition headers, mufflers and exhaust systems specializing in circle track, drag, tractor pull and boat headers. For more information, visit http://www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com .

"We've been using Schoenfeld Headers for a long time," Rilat said. "It's a durable product and top of the line."

Rilat would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, The BOSS, Frio Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, CnB Chubby, All Star Auto Reconditioning, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Diversified Machine Inc (DMI), Donovan Engineering, Dyer Rods, Eagle Chassis (EMi), Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gillund Enterprises, GRP Motorsports, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), Hoosier Tire, Joe's Kleen Products, JMS Motorsports, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Kustom Race Parts, Mahle, MDS Boring and Drilling, ML Graphics, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shane Liebig, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, Speedway Motors, Super Shox, The Boss ( www.shoptheboss.com ), Thomas Sno Sports, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Visual Impact and Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Heading to Jackson Motorplex Amid Battles for Track and Series Championships

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Aug. 13, 2019) - Jack Dover is venturing to Jackson Motorplex this Saturday to tackle a Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series event.

Dover ranks second in the championship standings at the 4/10-mile oval in Jackson, Minn., where he is only eight points out of the lead with four races remaining this season.

"I've always enjoyed racing at Jackson and we have a pretty good track record there," he said. "I feel confident every time we roll through the gate that we will have an opportunity to compete for a win."

Dover has been victorious at the oval this season. He has earned a trio of top-five finishes in four starts. Dover also produced three wins at Jackson Motorplex last year and two victories in 2017.

Dover enters the race leading the Midwest Sprint Touring Series championship standings by 27 points with only six races remaining this season - four at Jackson Motorplex. He has five MSTS victories this year.

"We're excited to be able to contend for the MSTS championship and hopefully we can close out the season with a strong run each night," he said. "There are some good racers with the series so it'd be a good feat if we can win the title."

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 7 wins, 15 top fives, 18 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - True Trucking

True Trucking is a trucking company based in Gretna, Neb.

"True Trucking specializes in everything when it comes to hauling," Dover said. "They can pretty much do it all. The True's are family friends who have always been there to support me. I appreciate their partnership and look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them a lot."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Charges to First Career Top 10 at Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 13, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi's latest accomplishment was on the biggest stage in winged sprint car racing.

Scelzi guided the Indy Race Parts backed, Bernie Stuebgen owned No. 71 to a top-10 result during the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, which featured more than 100 drivers battling throughout the week at Knoxville Raceway leading up to Saturday's A Main in front of a sellout crowd of more than 20,000 spectators.

"I'm really happy with it," Scelzi said. "I've become a better driver and a smarter racer. I passed a lot of race cars, which is something I've struggled with there. Dirty air is tough there. A top 10 at the Nationals is stout. I'm pretty proud of that."

And for good reason. Scelzi had to battle throughout the challenging event. He qualified eighth quickest out of more than 50 drivers on Wednesday to kick off his preliminary night. However, a sixth-place result in a heat race fell shy of locking into the main event. That forced him to run the B Main. Scelzi maneuvered from sixth to second place to earn a transfer into the main event, in which he charged from 22nd to 12th to salvage enough points to lock himself into the front row of the B Main on Saturday.

"We had a really fast race car," he said. "You can drive as hard as you want, but you have to have a car that can go around the track well in order to pass. The curb was big and difficult to race on. We had to work hard the whole week to pass race cars."

Scelzi lined up second for the 22-lap B Main on Saturday. The top four finishers transferred into the main event and Scelzi made sure he was in one of those positions. He quickly took the lead and powered to an impressive victory by 5.998 seconds over 10-time Knoxville Nationals champion Donny Schatz. That started Scelzi 17th in the main event.

"Early in the race I got stuck behind a couple of cars," he said. "I think I was in 17th at the halfway caution. I knew the car was good. I just needed to get some open track. We made small changes during that red. I started working the bottom and that's where I made all my time."

Scelzi rallied during the final 25-lap segment, which went non-stop, to capture the 10th-place finish. It was his career-best result during the event.

"That was a good goal," he said. "We didn't have the best prelims and we had to work really hard every time we were on the track. We actually ran next to Donny Schatz throughout most of the week. We finished second and fourth in the B Main and he beat me by one position in the feature on Wednesday. Then we finished first and second in the B Main on Saturday before he got me by one spot in the main event Saturday. To mirror him and race next to him was pretty special."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 2 (6); Feature: 12 (22).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 10 (17).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 5 wins, 14 top fives, 26 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Line Oil

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

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

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

 

 

Brian Brown Showcases Speed Despite Bad Luck Throughout Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 13, 2019) - Brian Brown earned a top-five result during the 24th annual Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting before his team fought misfortune throughout the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores last week.

Aug. 5 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 5 (10).

"We qualified well and just weren't that good in the heat," Brown said. "It was the Knoxville type format so you have to run well in your heat. By not doing that we missed out on the King of the Hill to try to better our starting position. We had to start 10th and were able to get to fifth. It was a pretty good night for the circumstances because there wasn't a lot of passing."

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 9 (3).

"We didn't draw the best number, but we laid a good qualifying lap down to go sixth quick," Brown said. "That was an awesome effort. In the heat race I probably didn't run 10 very good laps. You have to run 10 perfect laps to get through there. We ran three or four perfect ones and four or five averages ones. We had to run the B Main, but because we had good qualifying points that's not the end of the world if you can get through the B Main and pass cars in the A Main. We started third and was able to get by Daryn (Pittman) and (Tim) Shaffer and set sail. A lap or two in I could tell a tire was going down. A piece of debris on the track cut my tire. It was pretty disappointing. The guys got the tire changed, I got back out and we went from 21st to ninth. That showed the car speed we had."

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 22 (11).

"I'm thankful for that Hard Knox format," Brown said. "We drew well, but for whatever reason that was our worst qualifying effort we had all year at Knoxville. We were able to win the heat and had to start 11th in the A Main. I knew we had to get to fourth to save our Nationals. We were up to sixth off turn two and we had a part failure. That ended our night there."

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 3 (8); B Main: 12 (23).

"We knew we had our work cut out for us," Brown said. "Sometimes when you're in that position you think you're slow. That wasn't the case with our car. We were in the C Main because we had bad luck. I still feel today we had one of the top two or three fastest cars at the Knoxville Nationals. Sometimes that time of the night the track can be narrow. We were able to go eighth to third to get us into the B Main. We went 23rd to 12 th in 22 laps with one caution and one red very early. When those things happen you need three or four cautions spread out to bunch them back up.

"Overall it wasn't the Knoxville Nationals we dreamed of. With Chad Morgan, Nate Steinhaus, my dad, my grandpa, Schnook and the other Chad, there was no finger pointing and nobody gave up. Everybody continued to work until the checkered flag flew. It just wasn't our year."

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 5 wins, 15 top fives, 22 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 31 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,000 convenience stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV's, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit http://www.FVPparts.com! FVP … Verified. Proven.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bell Helmets

Bell Racing USA LLC is the world's leading auto racing and karting helmet company since 1954. For more information, visit http://www.BellRacing.com.

"I've raced for a long time and I've only ever put one brand of helmet on my head and that's Bell," Brown said. "I feel like it's the safest thing on the market. Their innovation is always great and they're always coming out with safer things."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, MSD Ignition, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Housby, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.


 

 

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS WEEKEND APPROACHING QUICKLY; NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS TO INCLUDE TRIPLE 15’S

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 13, 2019) – The 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend at Ohsweken Speedway is quickly approaching, and preparations are well underway for the track’s signature event. In their effort to continue the event’s growth, Speedway officials are pleased to announce that the Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 13 will expand to include Triple 15’s – three 15 lap features – for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division. The winners of each Triple 15 will be guaranteed to start 11th or better in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature.

#CSCN2019
The 2019 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend will kick off with a Test & Tune session on Thursday, September 12, while racing will commence Friday, September 13 with the Night Before the Nationals presented by Burger Barn and Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, and finish with the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety and Arrow Express on Saturday, September 14.

The Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals purse will again pay $10,000 USD to the winner and a minimum of $1,000 USD to start the 35 lap A-Feature, along with many other cash awards. Entries are already coming in for the big event, which will include approximately 70 teams from Southern Ontario Sprints, Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Ohsweken’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Cars, and more. The GM 602 crate engine-powered Sprint Cars of the Action Sprint Tour will also contest their season championship event on the Saturday night of CSCN weekend; the AST recently set a series record with 46 entries for the Northern Summer Nationals event at Ohsweken.

This year’s Night Before the Nationals will be expanded to include three 15 lap A-Features for the 360 Sprint Cars. The winners of each Triple 15 will be guaranteed to start 11th or better in the Saturday night Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature. The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will also contest the final events of their 2019 season during the Night Before the Nationals.

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now!
The best 360 Sprint Car racers from the Northeast region and beyond will converge on Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14 for the 15th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Tickets and reserved campsites for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone at 519-717-0023.

Early Bird Pre-Entry Deadline – August 31, 2019
The deadline for competitors to receive the “Early Bird” discount on their Canadian Sprint Car Nationals entry fee is August 31, 2019. “Early Bird” entries also permit the driver free entry to the pit area on Friday, September 13 AND Saturday, September 14. Teams are asked to submit entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/

Border Crossing
Teams traveling to Ohsweken from outside Canada are encouraged to click on the following link – http://www.ohswekenspeedway.ca/BorderForm.pdf – to view and print documents which will help you in the international border crossing process. It is recommended that any foreign national destined for Ohsweken Speedway events has a copy of this document for presentation to a CBSA Border Services Officer upon their arrival to Canada.

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals History
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – Winners List
2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA
2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA
2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA
2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA
2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA
2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA
2018 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2019 ???

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About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sport and entertainment company that is dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multipurpose 3,000 spectator capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The mission of Arrow Express Sports is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.aeslacrosse.com.

About Nitro 54 Variety: Nitro 54 Variety is a proud sponsor of several race teams at Ohsweken Speedway, as well as a presenting sponsor of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

About Burger Barn: Since opening in 2011, Burger Barn has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their show “You Gotta Eat Here”. Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing “That was the best burger I’ve ever had”. Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Burger Barn is located at 3000 Fourth Line in Ohsweken, just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call them at 519-445-0088, and visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.

About Bradshaw Brothers Fuels: Based in Waterford, Ontario, Bradshaw Fuels Limited was founded in 1979. The company’s line of business includes the wholesale distribution of petroleum and petroleum products. Call them at 519-443-8611, or visit their website at www.BradshawFuels.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

CRSA Returns To Land Of Legends Saturday

 By CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Canandaigua, NY (8/13/19) – The stars and cars of the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series are set to make their return to action Saturday evening at the Land of Legends Raceway. The third visit of the season to the Canandaigua oval will be the tenth round of the overall schedule.

The 2019 season opened at the big half-mile oval with defending and two-time series champion Jeff Trombley picking up the win. Following the Altamont, New York driver across the line were Justin Mills, Jason Whipple, Johnny Kolosek and Jesse Pruchnik. Stop number two was one of the closest finishes in the history of the CRSA Sprint Car Series. Erik Karlsen edged David Ferguson by five one-thousandth of a second. Pruchnik, Trombley and John Scarborough rounded out the top five.

A look at the overall point standings shows Trombley out front and in prime position to win his third consecutive title. Trombley holds a 99-point lead over defending CRSA Rookie of the Year Mills. Defending Land of Legends Raceway Track Champion Darryl Ruggles holds down the third position, ten points behind Mills. Alysha Bay and Emily VanInwegen round out the top five.

The event will also be the third round of the CRSA/Land of Legends Raceway Five Star Series. Trombley also leads the mini-series standings, this time by six points over Karlsen. Pruchnik, Mills and Kolosek round out the top five.

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). For more information on the Land of Legends Raceway please find them online at www.landoflegendsraceway.com.

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

 

 

Schatz rallies through B-Main, rebounds after mechanical woes to earn Knoxville Nationals top-ten

Dates: Wednesday through Saturday, August 7th-10th
Event: Knoxville Nationals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Preliminary Feature (August 7th): 11th (24th)
Finale Feature (August 10th): 9th (18th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 13, 2019) - Although unable to accomplish an 11th Knoxville Nationals championship at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz still put on an impressive display during his four-day visit to the Sprint Car Capital of the World, ultimately ending his Nationals campaign with a head-turning rally from 18th to finish ninth during the $150,000-to-win finale, not before going to the tail due to mechanical woes.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, was forced to go to the tail on Saturday night after engine trouble plagued the ten-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion. The team discovered the issue and fixed the problem, allowing Schatz to return to the speedway and recover for a top-ten.

“It wasn’t the night we wanted, but the guys never gave up,” Donny Schatz said, who is currently second in the World of Outlaws championship standings. “Our weekend was full of instances like that; little things that we failed to catch that ended up hurting us in the long run. All we can do is try and learn from our mistakes and move forward.”

Donny Schatz kicked-off his Knoxville Nationals campaign with a hard charge from 24th to finish 11th during preliminary competition on Wednesday, August 7.

Up next on the schedule, Donny Schatz is heading for home, anxious to rejoin the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series during a pair of starts in his own backyard.
The Greatest Show On Dirt will activate the weekend at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 16, followed by a stop at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, August 17.

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

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

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

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru August 12, 2019)
World of Outlaws Races: 47
World of Outlaws Wins: 7
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 31
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 43

 

 

Rico Abreu earns Knoxville Nationals A-Main start; California visit ahead

Dates: Wednesday through Saturday, August 7th-10th Event: Knoxville Nationals Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start): Preliminary Feature (August 8th): 5th (10th) Finale Feature (August 10th): 22nd (20th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (August 13, 2019) - Rico Abreu’s goal of attaining an A-Main starting position during the 59th running of the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway was accomplished during the recent weekend, ultimately ending the four-day spectacle with a 22nd place finish during the $150,000-to-win finale on Saturday, August 10.

There were over 100 cars entered for action for the four-day showstopper. Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/Dewalt Tools/MAC Tools/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/No. 24 sprint car, earned his way into Saturday’s big dance by finishing fourth during Saturday’s B-Main; the very last opportunity for any competitor to qualify for the 50-lap finale.

Although forced to run Saturday’s B-Main by virtue of overall preliminary points, Abreu’s performance during his respective preliminary program on Thursday was impressive, eventually finishing fifth during the 25-lap main event after starting tenth on the grid. Unfortunately, it was Abreu’s qualifying time, 22nd quick during preliminary competition, that probably kept the St. Helena, California-native from earning an automatic A-Main bid through preliminary action.

“It was a great week for our team. Of course, the overall goal is to win and be the best on any given night, but sometimes you have to step back and look at the bigger picture. We were fast all week and I’m proud of our results,” Rico Abreu explained, a four-time winner in 2019. “Hopefully we can relocate some of this momentum to California. I’m excited to get back home for a few days.”

Up next on the schedule, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will return to California headquarters and compete in a Civil War Series event at Ocean Speedway on Saturday, August 17. The Johnny Key Classic, a 360c.i. event Abreu has won twice over the course of his career, is on the Ocean Speedway agenda awarding a $5,000 payday.

As mentioned, Abreu is a two-time champion of the Johnny Key Classic, each awarding a $10,000 payday at the time of the victories. Impressive enough, Abreu’s first title was acquired with a dramatic last lap pass, while Abreu’s second Johnny Key Classic triumph was acquired from row nine.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks. Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

APPAREL: Those seeking the lastest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit shop.ricoabreu.com. Abreu’s traveling merchandise vehicle will be a select events in 2019. A complete list of at-track merchandise availability can be found on Rico Abreu’s racing calendar via www.ricoabreu.com.

Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/

2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru August 12, 2019) Total Races: 49 Total Wins: 4 Total Top-5s: 18 Total Top-10s: 32 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

CJB AT THE KNOXVILLE NATIONALS: Stewart & Thorson Show Speed at Knoxville
Trip to the Dakotas up next for World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car

CARLISLE, PA. - August 12, 2019 - Few events in motorsports match the prestige and grandeur of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals.

CJB Motorsports drivers Shane Stewart and Tanner Thorson each took to the half-mile oval located in Knoxville, Iowa on their respective qualifying nights. Thorson was up first Wednesday, August 7th and timed in 15th, won his heat race and charged from 10th to 7th in the A feature to lock himself into Saturday nights Last Chance Showdown event.

Fellow CJB driver Shane Stewart set quick time on Thursday evening but wrecked in turn one on the opening lap of his heat race. With too much damage to the #5 machine, the team elected to regroup and reattempt to qualify by running the Friday night portion of the week. With a total reset (and only a handful of "locked in" spots up for grabs) Stewart and the #5 team came out swinging. They timed in 4th before finishing 3rd in their heat race. A 3rd place finishing the nights feature event meant that the team had secured a 23rd place starting spot for Saturday's $150,000-to-win event.

For Saturday evening, Thorson finished 20th in the Last Chance Showdown. Though he didn't advance to to the main show, the Minden, Nevada didn't leave empty handed as he secured the 2019 Nationals Rookie of the Year award.

(Photo by DBIII Imaging.)

Stewart and the #5 team had their work cut out for them. The Oklahoma native was starting his 19th consecutive Nationals A-main and had 50 laps to make a charge to the front from the 23rd starting position. He went on to finish 12th at the end of the vent.

"Lot's of mixed emotions this year at Nationals," said Stewart, pilot of the #5 Killer Instinct Crossbows , Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "High expectations for sure. Crashing (on our qualifying night) just put us in a huge hole. I felt like Saturday night was pretty decent considering where started."

With Nationals in the rear view mirror, the team embarks on their second west coast journey of the season. Stops in North Dakota are up next in the form of River Cities Speedway near Grand Forks and Red River Valley Speedway near Fargo. Stewart charged from 23rd to 11th in during the June 8th stop at River Cities earlier this year.

"River Cities is always a good race," Stewart said. "You can start in the back and win that race pretty easily if things work out. I have had some success at Fargo so looking forward to getting back there!"

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

2019 STATS:
Events: 54
Quick Times: 6
Wins: 2
Top-5's: 12
Top-10's: 26
Heat Race Wins: 10
Dash Wins: 3

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

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS:
CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Shane Stewart. 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: Killer Instinct, Crossbows, Weikert's Livestock, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Arai, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Chalk Racing Stix, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, Gray Motorsports, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Off Axis Paint, Outerwears, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Sanders Back in Ocean Speedway Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA: Putting a new car together over the last couple of weeks, Justin Sanders made the most of his work as he parked in Ocean Speedway victory lane on Friday night.

“We tweaked something on our car at Speedweek in July and it hadn’t been very good the last couple nights out,” Sanders said. “We worked hard and got a new car together and it was really strong the first night out.”

Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA, Sanders flexed his muscle early as he timed the North County Plastering/Andy’s Construction/Yuba Sutter Aviation backed No. 17 machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing third in his heat race and qualifying for the Dash, Sanders would start and finish third in that race placing him in the second row of the 30-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Sanders would find himself battling with Jake Andreotti and Kurt Nelson as he fought towards the lead. Able to clear both of his competitors, Sanders would track down race leader, Koen Shaw just at the race’s halfway point.

Able to make quick work of Shaw, Sanders would take over the lead on the race’s 18th lap, and promptly begin to leave the field in his wake. In open track Sanders was extremely strong as he quickly gapped the field and pulled away.

Not to be denied on this night, Sanders would go on to claim his third win of the season at the track he has called home for so many years.

“We really got everything back to square one, and where it should be and it worked out for us,” Sanders said. “Big thanks to everyone that helps me out on this car, and continues to support us.”

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

ON TAP: Sanders is scheduled to be in action on Friday with Dale Miller Motorsports in Chico, CA and on Saturday back in the JSR No. 17 at Ocean Speedway for the Johnny Key Classic.

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

 

 

Justyn Cox Second Again on Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: One week removed from a runner up finish at Merced Speedway, Justyn Cox again found himself in the second finishing position on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

“It was another pretty good night for us,” Cox said. “We have picked up quite a few podiums this year, and I would really love to start converting these to wins for all of my guys and partners.”

With 23 cars checked in for weekly action on Saturday night, Cox would time the Michael David Winery/MDW Sports/Five Window Beer Company backed No. 31c machine in ninth quickest in qualifications.

Getting the better of Justin Sanders at the start of his heat race, Cox would race his way to the win and earn a berth in the redraw were the four pill put him in the second row for the 25-lap feature event.

Battling in fourth position for much of the race, Cox would soon find himself in third and chasing after Kalib Henry and Andy Gregg. As the leaders went through traffic, Cox would move into the second position after a late restart.

With Henry committed to the top, Cox would dive low in the final laps trying to make something happen, but just was unable to find anything to power his way into the lead.

When the checkered flag dropped, Cox cruised underneath picking up his 15th Top-five finish of the 2019 season.

“I said it last week, but since we found some things wrong with our car the last few weeks, it has been really good lately,” Cox said. “Glad to a strong piece at home, now I’m excited to head to Canada this week and team up with Doug Rutz again.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2019!

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-36, Wins-2, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-20

ON TAP: Justyn Cox now heads north of the Border where he will be in action at Castrol Speedway for the track’s Gold Cup event this weekend.

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.

 

 

Sean Becker Hard Charges to Third Place Finish at Placerville Speedway with C&M Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the call to pilot the C&M Motorsports No. 7c machine on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Sean Becker would put on a show as he carved his way from an 11th starting position to pick up a third place finish in the 25-lap feature event.

“I really wanted to get a win for Cody and Mandi,” Sean Becker said. “I just didn’t get the job done in our heat race or qualifying and it put us pretty deep in the field. I needed some more laps, but still had a lot of fun coming forward.”

Timing the Moorefield Construction, Inc./PT Shocks/Swartz Diesel/Alturas Tires No. 7c machine in 11th quickest in qualifying time trials, Becker would finish second to Andy Gregg in heat race action which would move him into the feature event.

Not making the redraw, Becker would start mid-pack as he took the green flag from the 11th starting position on a surface that held up nicely on an unseasonably cool August day at the track.

From the sixth row, Becker would simply put his machine where others weren’t as he was clearly strong working any line that he could find on the Placerville Speedway. Slicing and dicing his way through the field, Becker was methodical in each of his moves.

Continuing to work his way forward, ‘The Shark’ would find himself in the third position when the field was doubled up one final time with just six laps to go. Chasing after Kalib Henry and Justyn Cox, Becker would simply be unable to get to either of the two of them as he capped his night off with a third place finish.

“There are so many good drivers out here now and not enough car owners, so I really have to thank Cody and Mandi for being really good car owners and continuing to support Placerville and SCCT,” Becker said. “It was an honor to driver for them, and I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity.”

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

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will be in action on two occasions this coming week. Friday night the team will travel to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA before returning to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-1, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-18.

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional 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.

 

 

Andy Gregg Records Top-5 at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Despite not getting his season kicked off until the end of June, Andy Gregg appears to be in Mid-Season form as he had a very strong run at Placerville Speedway that ended with a fourth place finish on Friday night.

“We keep getting better and better week in and week out,” Andy Gregg said. “We had a fast car tonight, and were right there all night long.”

Gregg was one of 23 drivers that checked into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night taking part in the track’s Legends Night, honoring stars and cars of years gone by.

Gregg, the Placerville, CA local, would get his night kicked off by timing the GUTS/Capitol Ace Hardware/Crane Inspection Agency backed No. 16x entry in eighth fastest before powering to a win in his heat race.

Moving into the nightly redraw, Gregg was pleased with his draw as the six pill was a nice reprieve from his normal 7 or 8 draw.

Placing him in the third row to start the 25-lap feature event, Gregg would make a nice move on the start of the race to propel himself up to third as he chased after Kalib Henry and Mike Benson.

Able to get by Benson and move into second, Gregg would start to apply pressure to Henry who was pounding the cushion in front of him. Seeing Henry get tight on the cushion a few laps in a row, Gregg would dip low and look to take advantage of the situation only to see the yellow flag fly on the 19th lap and really change the complexion of his race.

The ensuing restart would see him look to make a bid for the top spot, but track positioning would see him give up a couple of positions as he slipped back to fourth, where he would go on to finish.

“The veteran in me saw him make a couple of mistakes on the cushion so I moved down, but the caution came out and then really changed the outlook of my race,” Gregg said. “Still great to come away with a Top-Five, but hopefully now with our engine figured out we can get this thing up a few more spots.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Capitol ACE Hardware, Crane Inspection Agency, Sierra Ice, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2019.

ON TAP: Andy Gregg will be back in action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Andy Forsberg 5th at Placerville Speedway As He Closes in on Track Title

PETERSEN MEDIA- Bouncing back from engine issues at Merced Speedway one week ago, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing came back strong as they picked up a fifth place finish on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

“It was a cool night of racing with the Legends Night deal going on,” Forsberg said. “On the track we overcame Jimmy Wall’s 8-pill draw was got up to fourth, but then a restart kind of changed things, and we went backwards but still managed to get back up to fifth.”

Earning quick time honors aboard the Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 machine, Forsberg would simply get through his heat race as his third place finish locked him into the draw.

Finding the eight pill in the redraw, the Auburn, CA pilot would take the green flag from the fourth row to start the 25-lap affair as he looked to pick up his third consecutive win at the ¼ mile bullring.

Working his way up to fourth, a restart would see Forsberg forced up the hill in turns three and four and off the racing surface. Though he was able to keep his machine out of harms way, Forsberg would give up a ton of track position as he fell all the way back to 10th.

Despite being mired in traffic, the grizzled veteran would go back to work on picking up lost track position as he would get back into the Top-5.

Chasing after Andy Gregg and Sean Becker in the closing stanzas, Forsberg would fend off Justin Sanders to pocket a fifth place finish at the line.

“It was an eventful night, but these F&F guys keep working hard,’ Forsberg said. “Looking forward to another night of racing with them on Saturday back up on the hill.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2019.

ON TAP: F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg are slated to return to action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-22, Wins-6, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-15.

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

 

 

Sanders 6th at Placerville Speedway with Dale Miller Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night in Placerville, CA, Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports returned to action as Sanders fought through the field to record a sixth place finish when all was said and done.

“We went out early for time trials and the track got faster as the session went on,” Sanders said. “I didn’t capitalize on our front row starting spot in the heat race and it put us further back in the feature than we would have liked to have started.”

Timing the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic Inc. backed No. 4SA machine in 12th fastest in time trials, Sanders would find himself on the front row of his heat race alongside Justyn Cox.

An entertaining opening lap saw the duo battle for the top spot, but Cox would get the best of Sanders and he would slip into second and hang on to finish there. Good enough to transfer directly into the feature, Sanders would find himself in the 12th starting position for the 25-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Sanders would pick up a couple of positions to break into the Top-10. Not really able to put together a big charge through the field, Sanders would take spots as he could as he fought for a spot inside the Top-5.

Stuck on the outside looking in, Sanders brought his Saturday night to a close with a sixth place finish.

“We ended up okay with a sixth place result, but we were just a little off and I have to take the blame,” Sanders said. “I had a couple of last minute ideas set up wise, and they just didn’t work out had I had hoped they would. Thanks to Dale and Tara and everyone that helps us out.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic, Inc., North County Plastering, Anrak Corporation, Yuba-Sutter Aviation, Frank’s Body Shop, Wion’s Powder Coating, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, and Vortex Wings for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 12, Wins- 1, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-8

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders are scheduled to travel to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Friday night.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Captures Top 10 and Best Knoxville Nationals Outing Since 2016

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2019) - Kraig Kinser posted a top-10 finish to highlight his experience at the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

The strong result came after a mid-pack run on Thursday when Kinser began the marquee event at Knoxville Raceway. He qualified 31st quickest out of more than 50 drivers and he placed third in a heat race to lock into the A Main. He finished the night 16th.

"It was similar to last year I feel like," he said. "I struggled in qualifying on our preliminary night. We need to figure out a way to get qualified better. We could have been a little better handling and could have put the car in better positions. Just little things here and there. We were missing a little bit all weekend."

Kinser returned to the oval on Friday for Hard Knox Night, when nearly 80 drivers battled throughout the final night of competition before Saturday's evening of features. Kinser qualified 12th quickest in his group and he won a heat race. That locked him into the 18th starting position for the main event.

Kinser rallied to a ninth-place finish to mark his 16th top 10 of the season. It also lined him up 15th in the B Main on Saturday. He gained a handful of positions to place 11th, missing a transfer and ending his Nationals. However, it marked his best result at the event since 2016.

"We were lacking speed to begin with, but we were also not doing ourselves any favors with the car balance-wise," he said. "You're always learning. The lessons probably sting a little more coming out of Knoxville. A lot of times it can change your mindset going down the road and can make you better. Doing things wrong here sit in your mind a little longer."

Kinser resumes World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition this Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., during the Second Leg of the Northern Tour before a race on Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., during the Duel in the Dakotas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 31; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 16 (15).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 9 (18).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 11 (15).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 16 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the Second Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., for the Duel in the Dakotas with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

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"Mesilla Valley Transportation has helped us get up and down the road," Kinser said. "They were with my dad and have been with me for a long time. I want to thank Royal Jones and everybody at MVT for their support."

Kinser would also like to thank Sander Engineering, Border Tire, Profile by Sanford, Schoenfeld Headers, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, Blud Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Southern Pacific Farms, The Race Shack, Paint by Steve, VanHorn Racing Graphics, Wings Unlimited, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, KSE Racing Products, Crow Enterprises, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Allstar Performance, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Dyer's Top Rods, Racing Optics, Aerodine Composites Group, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Integra Racing Shocks and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Sammy Swindell and Swindell SpeedLab Team Battle Misfortune Throughout Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2019) - The 59 th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores didn't work out in Sammy Swindell's favor.

Misfortune plagued Swindell and the Swindell SpeedLab No. 39 owned by Kevin and Jordan Swindell throughout the marquee event at Knoxville Raceway.

"We were hoping to come in and have a smooth weekend," Sammy Swindell said. "We had some issues along the way that kept us from getting a better result. It's sad that things crop up at that particular race for me and Kevin. We'll learn from it and move on. The best thing is I had a great time. It was good to be able to go there as a family and race as a family. It was a successful weekend. We were there to try to win, but the odds were a little stacked against us. If everything went right I think we would have had a chance."

An oil line came loose during hot laps last Wednesday before a mechanical problem hampered the team for the remainder of the preliminary night. Swindell returned to the track on Friday for Hard Knox Night, when nearly 80 drivers battled for the top four positions that lock into Saturday's A Main.

Swindell qualified eighth quickest in his group and he placed second in a heat race to lock into the seventh starting position for the main event. He rallied into the top five and made a late-race pass for fourth place before misfortune struck again.

"I was passing for fourth, which would have been a lock-in spot," he said. "The guy slid me and we went into the next scorner and the car was different. Then we started really struggling. Come to find out the right rear shock bolt had broke so the car was a handful after that."

Swindell held on for an eighth-place result, which relegated him to the middle of the pack in the B Main on Saturday. He capped that race with a 13 th-place result. It was his best Knoxville Nationals finish since 2016.

Swindell will return to a Bertrand Motorsports owned pavement winged midget this Wednesday at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Conn., and Friday at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H., with the NorthEastern Midget Association.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: 13 (15).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 8 (7).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 13 (14).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Conn., and Friday at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, N.H., with the NorthEastern Midget Association

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

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"Simpson Race Products has been with me since 1974," Swindell said. "They've been keeping me safe for more than 40 years."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Rossie Feed & Grain, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, Sweet Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Premier Truck Group, Hopf Farms, W&B Service Company, Superior Trailer Sales, South Bay Partners and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Earns Second Straight Start in Knoxville Nationals A Main

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi achieved another new feat by locking into his second straight Knoxville Nationals last weekend during the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores at Knoxville Raceway, which welcomed more than 100 competitors for the sport's biggest race of the year.

"It was huge," he said. "To make the Nationals two years in a row and be as competitive as we were throughout the week of racing is special. It is the most prestigious race and the best drivers in the world compete so to earn our way as one of only 24 drivers into Saturday's A Main is a great accomplishment for our team."

The event, which showcased more than 20,000 spectators in attendance, got off to a rough start for Scelzi, who qualified 19th quickest out of more than 50 competitors before he finished fifth in a heat race last Wednesday to open his preliminary night.

"I felt like we had good speed and just didn't capitalize on it," he said. "I think I got too anxious and pushed too hard in the heat. I should have rolled the bottom. In hindsight I think I could have got to fourth right away and had a shot at getting to third. I felt like my clock was ticking and I just pushed too hard."

That night ended with a 10th-place finish in the B Main.

Scelzi rebounded in a big way on Friday during Hard Knox Night, which featured nearly 80 drivers vying for the top four positions that earned a lock-in position into Saturday's A Main.

Scelzi qualified fifth quickest in his group before he placed third in a heat race, which garnered the fifth starting position in the main event.

"We got a good start and got by Shane (Stewart) early to get to third," he said. "I was closing on Logan (Schuchart) and I'm pretty sure he saw me on the big screen. He moved up and that got me tight on the cushion. Shane got back by me so that put me back to fourth. Then I felt like now we're in the final transfer so I'm going to have to make something special happen. Sammy (Swindell) drove by me in turns one and two late in the race. I figured he was running the bottom so I thought I'll slide him in turns three and four and take his lane. That worked out and I was able to hang onto fourth."

Scelzi's fourth-place finish was his 19th top five of the season and it locked him into the final starting spot in the 50-lap main event on Saturday.

"The green flag came out and we got by a couple of guys," he said. "I got behind Rico (Abreu) and he made a last-minute decision to go to the bottom. I jumped to the top and hit it wrong, which got me into the wall and we broke the steering box. I tried to ride around and hoped we could finish, but it was getting worse and I didn't want to tear anything up so I pulled off midway through the race."

Scelzi now heads to North Dakota this weekend to race with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks during the Second Leg of the Northern Tour and on Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo during the Duel in the Dakotas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 10 (12).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 4 (5).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 24 (24).

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 6 wins, 19 top fives, 21 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the Second Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., for the Duel in the Dakotas with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Wins Hard Knox Night During Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2019) - Kerry Madsen was victorious during the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

The KI Crossbows backed Big Game Motorsports driver captured the Hard Knox Night on Friday to not only post his second triumph of the season at Knoxville Raceway, but also earn a starting position in the 50-lap main event on Saturday.

"I thought we did pretty well," he said. "Our qualifying night wasn't what we wanted so then we had to do it the hard way for the Friday night program. We had a great race car and it all went to plan."

The event started on Wednesday with Madsen qualifying 16th quickest out of more than 50 competitors. He then placed fifth in a heat race before ending the night with a seventh-place outing in the B Main.

"We were in the first heat and the track was heavy," he said. "We just didn't make it out of the heat. That's the crucial part to having a successful Nationals. Then we had to start so deep in the B Main because a lot of (faster qualifiers) didn't make it through their heat race. That's someone's story every Nationals though."

The team rebounded on Friday by setting quick time in their qualifying group. Madsen then charged from fourth to win a heat race and advance into the second starting position for the main event, which locked the top four finishers into Saturday's A Main.

"We started out with a really, really good car," he said. "It's fun when it goes like that. We got the lead early so then you can really control it."

Madsen claimed the victory, which lined him up on the inside of the 11 th row for Saturday's finale. It marked his 13th career A Main start and his seventh in a row.

"We went with a similar package from Friday," he said. "Any time you start from the back you go as hard as you can. You have to get going early. If you struggle back there you can go a lap down. We made good progress. On the restart at the halfway point I got messed up with one car and that cost us three or four spots."

Madsen finished with an 11th-place run.

"Everyone has pretty high hopes," he said. "We rebounded from Wednesday pretty well. But at the end of the day a top five or podium is what everyone is looking for."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 7 (10).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (2).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 11 (21).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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Sides Motorsports Enjoys Career-Best Finish at Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2019) - Sides Motorsports recorded its best Knoxville Nationals finish ever last Saturday when Tim Kaeding scored a fourth-place result at the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

"Everybody is happy," team owner Jason Sides said. "It makes things a lot easier when you have a good run like that. The confidence is up and we can build off of that."

Kaeding topped his charge to a fifth-place outing last year with another stellar effort that began at Knoxville Raceway last Wednesday. He qualified third quickest out of more than 50 drivers before rallying from eighth to fifth place in a heat race. That missed locking into the A Main, but a win in the B Main transferred Kaeding into the rear of the main event. He capped the night by charging from 21st to 10th.

"To make it through there was everything," Sides said. "By moving forward and getting those points it put him second overall. I would say that's 99 percent of everyone's goal is to get locked in (for Saturday). That makes it a lot easier and you can focus on the racing rather than have to run a 22-lap B Main before you run the feature. Anything can happen when you're in the B Main."

Once preliminary points were calculated Kaeding ranked seventh out of more than 100 racers. He lined up on the inside of the fourth row for Saturday's 50-lap main event.

Kaeding charged into the top five early and he battled into third place by the midpoint of the race.

"We broke a throttle spring so it made it hard to hold the bottom," Sides said. "The throttle was so soft and everything was so hot it doesn't come back as much. From that point on he had to run the top. Logan (Schuchart) and (Daryn) Pittman got into traffic and he ran them down at the end so that shows how good he and the car were despite the throttle problem."

Kaeding's fourth-place run also marked the team's fourth top five of the season.

Sides didn't fare as well during the event. He qualified 36th quickest, won a heat race and rallied from 18th to 12 th in the A Main on Thursday during his preliminary night.

"Qualifying wasn't any good," he said. "It wasn't what we wanted. We made the show and it was pretty good. We made the car better every time we hit the track. You always want to keep improving everything and moving forward. We kept trying the whole time."

He then qualified 22nd quickest in his group and maneuvered from eighth to fifth in a heat race before being caught up in a pair of crashes during the B Main on Friday. That started him deep in the show on Saturday.

Sides won the E Main before finishing his Knoxville Nationals with a 15 th-place result in the D Main.

"It was a fun week," he said. "Everybody is good to everybody. It's about having fun and there were lots of extracurricular activities everywhere. I want to give a special thanks to Paul Sides and Justin Sides for cooking every night for the hundreds of people who came by Sides Bar and Grill."

Both Sides and Kaeding will compete this Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., during the Second Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., during the Duel in the Dakotas with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jason Sides:

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 36; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (18).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 5 (8); B Main: DNF (12).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - E Main: 1 (1); D Main: 15 (19).

Tim Kaeding:

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 5 (8); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 10 (21).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 4 (7).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

70 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 12 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the Second Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., for the Duel in the Dakotas with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jim Schuhknecht

"Jim started helping out a few years ago," Sides said. "He's a really good guy who is a big fan of the sport. Jim has helped me when I've needed it the most and we really appreciate his support."

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

 

 

Starks Records First Career Win at Knoxville During Knoxville Nationals Preliminary Night

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2019) - Trey Starks picked an amazing time to earn his first career win at the famed Knoxville Raceway.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver was victorious last Wednesday during his preliminary night at

the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

"The goal coming out to Knoxville (to run weekly this year) was to get better and prepare for the Nationals," he said. "We wanted to run at Knoxville and be competitive for points, but our main focus was the Nationals. We didn't get very many races in because of the rain and some of our laps weren't that great. We had times where we weren't where we wanted to be even on a local race. The weeks leading into the Nationals were probably two of our worst of the season. To come in on our prelim night and put all the pieces together was incredible. It really shows how good our team is and in hard times we're still able to perform the way we need to."

Starks qualified 15th quickest out of more than 50 drivers and he maneuvered from sixth to fourth in a heat race to lock into the main event. The inversion lined him up on the outside of the second row for the A Main.

"We qualified decent and were in the hunt," he said. "We did what we had to do in the heat race to get into the A Main. We were a product of the circumstances because some of the faster guys in qualifying didn't transfer through so that moved us into the inversion. I knew we had a good shot, but everything had to go right. If I was given the opportunity I had to do as much as I could to get the best result to maximize our points. I thought if we can stay in the top five we'll have enough points to be in the Saturday feature or close in the B Main.

"We got a great start and by a couple of cars. I saw an open lane on the top and sometimes if guys miss the bottom or get stuck in the middle the top is a great place to be on the start. I've really been working on running the bottom at Knoxville. I haven't been good at it. When I got to second I knew (Mark) Dobmeier would be glued to the top so I put my head down and focused on hitting the bottom until we got to him. Once we did I knew I couldn't show him my nose early. He's a great driver and he knows what to do. If I showed him my nose he'd take my line away. I held back a couple of laps until I knew I could get by him. I threw that slider in turns three and four. I knew I had to get turned back across the track and take my line going back into turn one. That worked and everything went just the way it was supposed to for us. It was a great feeling to be able to get that for our team."

Starks took the lead on Lap 5 and held on to capture his first career win at the half-mile oval and first during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series sanctioned event. Once preliminary points were tabulated Starks ranked 11th out of more than 100 drivers, lining him up on the inside of the sixth row for Saturday's 50-lap A Main.

"We ended up changing a few things because we thought the track would be different," he said. "In hindsight we should have kept the car similar to the prelim night. We also experienced some mechanical problems. Restarts would just slow us and it hurt us on the bottom, which trapped us right to the top. We lost spots on restarts and then got put down a lap before the break. It didn't play out and we finished 19th, but I can't do anything but look back at the weekend and smile."

Starks plans on resuming competition this Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 1 (4).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 19 (11).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fibreworks Composites

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"Fibreworks Composites makes custom seats and bodies for our race team," Starks said. "I never realized there was a difference in a seat until I used Fibreworks Composites and I'll never switch."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, FK Rod Ends, Champion Brands, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, 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.

 

 

Wilson Finds Confidence During Frustrating Knoxville Nationals Week

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2019) - Greg Wilson turned the corner on his feelings about Knoxville Raceway after a week spent learning throughout the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

The results weren't what Wilson expects out of his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team. However, the progress made and comfort found by the end of the sport's biggest race of the season was eye opening.

"I was pretty disappointed leading into the 410 week," he said. "I didn't feel like we had improved. A couple of text messages and a phone call later I got Andy Potter to help me for the week.

"We buried ourselves in qualifying (during the preliminary night), but we gained on it and we found some speed. His help with what the car was doing and how I was feeling correlated. We think alike. We came back and talked on Friday and were a lot better.

"We're changing cars and changing shock packages. It's been a change. This place has always been a thorn in our side and we've never been very good. I was telling my wife early in the week I don't care if I ever come back. You spend a lot of money to come to this race. We just weren't getting it. I feel like if we came back we'd be in a lot better shape to start off with, especially if I can bring someone like Andy Potter with me."

Wilson returns to Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions action this Friday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., before a show on Saturday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind.

He ranks sixth in the championship standings with 16 All Star races on tap during the next month.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 44; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 16 (22).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 32; Heat race: 11 (11); C Main: 5 (16); B Main: 12 (21).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - D Main: 9 (7).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 18 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., and Saturday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

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

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"I want to thank Shannon and Cheri Wheatley with Redlined Welding & Construction for helping us out," Wilson said. "Bart with Banshee Graphics has become really good friends with our team and it's great to do business with a company that's so innovative. We've been with them for probably more than 15 years. It's a great company to work with."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Callies Performance Products, MagTech Ignition, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Features Glenn Gillund Night During Special Saturday Show

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 12, 2019) - Jackson Motorplex resumes action this Saturday as there are only a half dozen shows remaining this season.

The 4/10-mile oval hosts Glenn Gillund Night presented by Gillund Enterprises featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc.

The DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series main event pays $3,000 to win and $400 to start. There is additional money added through the field, including $200 for fast time and $100 for each heat race winner.

The NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc pays $800 to win and also has additional money added to the purse.

Thomas Kennedy owns a slim eight-point lead in the 360 track standings entering Saturday's event, which is the final race before the 360 Nationals. Jack Dover ranks second in the championship standings with Lee Grosz 13 points behind Kennedy and Trey Starks 17 points out of the top spot.

Bill Johnson leads the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids championship standings by 25 points over John Lambertz. Brandon Bosma is 26 points out of the lead and Colin Smith is 37 points behind Johnson.

Brandon Halverson has built a 35-point advantage over Alex Schriever in the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc championship standings. Jake Kouba is 41 points behind Halverson with Johnny Parsons III 58 points out of the lead.

The pits open at 3 p.m. with the grandstands opening at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps start at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $5 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children 12-years-old and younger.

There will be numerous giveaways for the fans from Gillund Enterprises along with toys and candy for children. The original Justice Brothers No. 88 driven by Bob Hop will be on display.

Also, camping is available at the track.

UP NEXT -

Saturday for Glenn Gillund Night presented by Gillund Enterprises featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and 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 .

 

 

RacinBoys Providing Live Audio and/or Video for Half Dozen Races This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 12, 2019) - RacinBoys is offering either live video and/or audio during a half dozen events this weekend.

RacinBoys All Access subscribers will be able to watch live action of the ASCS Warrior Region show on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.

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

Events around the country this weekend include: the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in North Dakota; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions in Michigan and Indiana; the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in Pennsylvania; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in Arkansas; and ASCS regional competition in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri to name a few.

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410 SPRINTCARS

Whyalla Earthworks Racing Stepping Up

A new season has led to new developments for 410 Sprintcar outfit Whyalla Earthworks Racing, with the Whyalla, South Australia-based team significantly bolstered ahead of their upcoming Chariots of Thunder campaign at Darwin’s Northline Speedway.

Making their debut as the Whyalla Earthworks Racing team last season with guest drivers contesting selected race meetings, the team decided that it was time to ramp things up in terms of both their schedule and their equipment for their first full season.

Purchasing two brand new Cool Chassis and 410ci Maxwill Racing Engines in preparation for their impending campaign, team owners and father and son duo Geoff and Michael Brown got in touch with Matt Egel, pilot of the Downing Bros SA # 97 car owned by Darrel and Mike Downing and a sponsored driver of the Browns’ business Whyalla Earthworks, who enthusiastically agreed to join the team during their Chariots of Thunder crusade.

Not only has Egel previously proven that Northline Speedway is a happy hunting ground for him, having placed fourth during the 2010 Australian Championship aboard his family-owned car, while also displaying strong pace throughout last season’s Chariots of Thunder Series with the Downing Bros team, picking up a podium on night two despite not achieving his desired results, Egelhas no doubt that the Whyalla Earthworks Racing team’s package will be a formidable one.

“I’ve spent the off season working with the Whyalla Earthworks Racing team to build up their Sprintcars and also fit out their new transporter using nothing but top quality parts and equipment, so it’s definitely going to be a strong package,” commented Egel, who is looking forward to steering theSA # 52Northeast ISUZU / Whyalla Earthworks Cool Chassis the two series doubleheaders on August 16 and 17, and August 23 and 24.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back up to Darwin and I’m hoping to be able to build on last season’s performance and hopefully convert my pace into some positive results. I can’t thank Geoff and Michael enough for allowing me the opportunity to race their car and it’ll be great to see what we can achieve.”

With Egel returning to the Downing Bros car following the completion of the Chariots of Thunder Series, Whyalla Earthworks Racing will be in the market for a new driver to join their team.

“Right now we’re focused on the Chariots of Thunder and we’re excited to see what Matt can do with the car that he’s worked so tirelessly on,” said Michael.

“Heading into the rest of the season, we’ll be looking at a number of options in terms of a more permanent team driver. We’re looking forward to announcing our season schedule in the not too distant future.”

Prior to team ownership, Geoff and Michael Brown have each carved their own reputations in Australian speedway history, with Geoff being the long-time promoter of Whyalla’s Westline Speedway in addition to racing Super Sedans, while Michael has proven his versatility in numerous classes including Junior Sedans, AMCA Nationals, Super Sedans and Modlites.

Whyalla Earthworks Racing would like to thanks the following 2019-20 sponsors for their support:
Northeast ISUZU
Whyalla Earthworks
Taylormade Wings
Big Chief Hire
Territory Tyres
Specialised Tyre & Rubber Repairers
Showtime Signs
Maxwill Racing Engines
Chadwick Fabrication
Budget Car and Truck Rental
CBCH Crane Hire

 

 

Nolen Racing’s Swanson Dominates at Salem

SALEM, Ind., Aug. 12 — Nolen Racing’s Kody Swanson added to his record-setting career in the USAC Silver Crown series during his 100th series start Saturday night at Salem Speedway by leading every lap and winning his fourth consecutive Discover Scott County “Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial” presented by the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers race from the pole.

At one point he had almost an 8-second lead over second place with his yellow Nolen Racing No. 20, which is a Beast chassis with a Tranter-prepped Chevy engine. The team is sponsored in part by KECO Coatings, Goodridge and K&N Filters. It is based in Whiteland, Ind. Swanson hails from Kingsburg, Calif., and currently lives in Zionsville, Ind.

It was Swanson’s 28th career victory in the series, which is a record. It was his fourth victory in the seven races that have been run so far this year, and gave him more points to add to his lead in his pursuit of his fifth series championship. With four races to go he now has 469 points to Justin Grant with 398, David Byrne with 349, and Bobby Santos III and Eric Gordon, who both currently have 326 points.

Swanson’s domination of this particular 75-lap race on the .555-mile, high-banked asphalt oval tied him with Pancho Carter, who won this race four times too in the seventies.

According to USAC, Swanson is the only driver to win four straight Silver Crown races in a row at two different tracks. Besides his fourth consecutive victory Saturday at Salem, he won four consecutive Hoosier Hundreds at the Indiana State Fairgrounds between 2014 and 2018, interrupted only by a rainout in 2017.

Swanson holds the one-lap track record for the series at Salem with a time of 15.923 seconds set in 2017. He won the Fatheadz Eyewear pole on Saturday with a 16.001. The team had to go to its back-up car for qualifying and the race, which was held at night, after its primary car had an engine problem during the practice sessions Saturday afternoon.

It didn’t matter, because Nolen Racing and Swanson kept on working hard despite the challenges.

When the race started Santos stayed right with Swanson for the first seven laps. On lap eight the first full-course caution waved because smoke was coming from Austin Nemire’s car.

Byrne passed Santos for second shortly after the restart on lap 15, but by lap 20 Swanson had a 0.766-second advantage over him. When the race was one-third over on lap 25 Swanson’s advantage was 0.635 and he was already starting to lap cars.

He had nearly a 1-second advantage over Byrne on lap 32 when the second yellow flew when Chris Windom pulled into the pit area with sparks coming from the rear of his car. Under this yellow the USAC officials stopped Swanson as a precautionary measure because they suspected that his car might be leaking fluid. That could have been the end of the team’s night, but the car was dry and Swanson was cleared to return to his spot at the front of the pack for the restart on lap 37.

Byrne stayed right with him at first, but then Swanson started to pull away. He had a 0.778-second advantage on lap 43, but on lap 44 he had stretched it to 1.205 seconds and two laps later it was 2.184 seconds.

The second-, third- and fourth-place drivers, who at that time were Byrne, Santos and Kyle Hamilton, got embroiled in a race between themselves that allowed Swanson to increase his lead.

Guided by his wife and spotter, Jordan, Swanson kept focused on the task at hand and hit his marks lap after lap on the demanding high-banked track.

He had a 3.424-second advantage on lap 50. He increased that to over 4 seconds by lap 53 (4.117 to be exact), and he was 4.572 seconds ahead on lap 56 when Santos passed Byrne for second.

Swanson had a 5.115-second lead over Santos on lap 60. Four laps later it was over 6 seconds (6.268), and by lap 66 it was over 7 seconds (7.049).

On lap 68 Swanson had a 7.736-second advantage over his closest rival, which was still Santos, but that evaporated when James Davison tagged the wall in Turn 4 to bring out the third and final yellow.

That allowed Santos and the rest of the top runners to gang up right behind Swanson for the green-white-checkered restart on lap 73, posing yet another challenge.

Santos was only 0.116 behind Swanson on lap 73, but Swanson increased that margin to over a half-second in one lap (0.580 on lap 74) and he took the checkered with nearly a full second lead over Santos, or 0.918 seconds to be exact. Aaron Pierce placed third, Hamilton was fourth and Byrne finished fifth.

Swanson set the fastest lap of the race with a time of 16.820 seconds on lap 16. Gordon, who finished seventh, was second fastest with a 16.864 on lap five.

The victory was gratifying to everyone involved but perhaps no one more than team owner Gene Nolen of Greenwood, Ind., who was at the track and in victory lane to watch his famous yellow car despite undergoing heart surgery in June.

The next event is the Bettenhausen 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. this coming Saturday, Aug. 17.

For more information see the team’s website at NolenRacing.com and follow @NolenRacing on Facebook and @NolenRacing20 on Twitter. The series’ website is at usacracing.com.

Swanson’s post-race quote follows:

“There are no easy days in the USAC Silver Crown series, but some present more challenges than others. Everyone on this Nolen Racing team continued to overcome the challenges in our path yesterday, never gave up, and never hesitated to keep pushing.

“With an engine problem in our primary car, this team quickly pulled the back-up car from the infield, and hustled hard to get us two laps in final practice. If you look back from the end of the night, that hustle could have been the difference! Those two laps gave us a chance to get a quick read on the race car, and on what I needed to be more comfortable in the cockpit at a place like Salem. With that information, everyone continued to make the car better before qualifying, and we landed our back-up car on the pole, with just those two laps of practice.

“From there, the work never stopped. Everyone continued to go over the car, making sure everything was fit to go 75 laps, and continued to make the changes I thought necessary to keep us fast enough in the long runs. No one quit.

“For 75 laps I wasn't going to quit on them, and enduring a green-white-checkered restart we were able to come away with a win, and meet our car owner, Gene Nolen, in victory lane, and it all was worth the trouble.

“I am so thankful for the people that God has put into my life, the people I have had the chance to race with throughout my career, and for the people I have the opportunity to race with now. What a special bunch, and I am so happy to be a small part of it. Thanks again to everyone who continues to grind it out as part of this team, and all of our sponsors and supporters that are behind us. You all make this something special to be part of, and I'm grateful for all of you. Thanks again!

“With a heavy heart, I am so thankful that my friend DJ [Dick Jordan, USAC’s vice president of communications, who died on Friday, Aug. 9] has been riding with me since Wednesday of this week (through the Fifties at Five radio show), and was riding along with us for a challenging day at Salem. I'm thankful to have become such good friends over the past year, and I'm sure going to miss him!”

 

 

Shawn Jones Makes It Three-In-A-Row with Hunt Series With Placerville Speedway Triumph

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Placerville, CA)- Coming up just short with the series at Placerville Speedway back in April, Shawn Jones wouldn’t be denied on Saturday night as a daring move at the race’s halfway point would put him up front as he went on to claim his third consecutive win with the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series.

With Terry Schank and Jarrett Soares leading the field to green, Schank would jump out to the early lead though Soares would no go away quietly.

As Schank created some space before a couple of stoppages, behind the leaders Shawn Jones and Jake Morgan would working their way forward as they would use restarts to their advantage.

When the race got into an extended green flag run, Jones was able to ride the high side into second, as Morgan simultaneously worked the bottom to make it a three car battle for the lead.

Neither driver would give an inch, and as they race three wide down the front stretch, Jones would keep his foot in it and come out with the lead on the 12th circuit as he began to create separation.

As Morgan battled in second with Schank in third, Morgan would be bitten by a brake issue that actually saw him slide over the edge of the speedway on the final lap creating a green-white-checkered finish.

Jones would keep Schank at bay as Cody Fendley and Matt Stewart capped their nights off with top-five finishes.

A total of 18 cars checked in to Placerville Speedway for the series’ second and final appearance of the season at the ¼ mile bullring.

Adam Christian would earn quick time honors as Jarrett Soares won Brown and Miller Heat 1, Terry Schank won Benic Enterprises Heat 2, and Jake Morgan won King Racing Products Heat 3.

The Santomauro Hard Charger was Cody Spencer, and the P15 BR Motorsports Contingency winner was Jimmy Christian.

The Hunt Series would also like to thank C&M Veteran Enterprises, Brian Sperry Racing, Spencer Motorsports, Dolner Motorsports, and Scott Martin Racing for putting together Back To School Backpack Bundles to hand out to kids on Saturday.

For ticket information and start times, please click over the www.placervillespeedway.com.

2019 Schedule

Aug. 17- Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)

Aug. 23- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

Aug. 24- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

Nov. 1- Stockton Dirt Track (Open 360’s)

Nov. 9- Marysville Raceway

ON TAP: The Hunt Series now turns their attention to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night for the Soares Classic.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 6th, Placerville Speedway), Jake Morgan (June 22nd, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 6th, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 20th, Merced Speedway).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

 

 

Single Day Gold Cup Tickets on Sale August 15th

Chico, CA (Aug 12, 2019) …. The Fastest Four Nights of dirt track racing, the 66th Gold Cup Race of Champions, is quickly approaching. The traditional event showcases the best winged sprint car drivers over four consecutive nights at the famed Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico. This can’t miss event begins Wednesday September 4th and runs through Saturday September 7th.

Gold Cup single day reserved, and general admission tickets go on sale Thursday August 15, 2019 at 9 AM. For reserved seating you must call the office at 530-350-7275. Reserved tickets are not available online. Reserved seating includes the entire main grandstand and seating in the top half of the bleachers in Turn 1 and Turn 4. The four-day package is also still available. Purchase both a Friday and Saturday reserved ticket and get a Free fan pit pass.

General admission tickets are available by phone or online and include seating in the lower half of the bleachers in Turn 1 and Turn 4 only. These seats are on a first come first serve basis. Kids 11 and under are free on Wednesday and Thursday only.

All reserved and general admission tickets will also be available at the gate each night beginning at 5PM and from 9 AM to 4 PM daily in the ticket office at the track the week of Gold Cup.

Prices are as follows. Reserved Seating, Wed. $25, Thurs $30, Friday $45, and Saturday $55. General admission, Wed. $15, Thurs $20, Friday $30, and Saturday $40. Kids are free Wed and Thursday. Kids are $15 both Friday and Saturday.

Many activities for the 66th Gold Cup are planned to include the Christmas themed Black Light party on Thursday, the Clyde Lamar Golf Tournament on Friday, and the world-famous Chili Feed and Miss Gold Cup Bikini contest.

Just a quick reminder to get your 2020 Gold Cup Reservation Form prior to our October 14thColumbus Day sale. You are eligible to renew your existing 4-day package, but a form is still required and must be received by Friday October 11th. The form is now online on our track website and will be available at the track during the week of the Gold Cup Race.

More information is available at www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

US 36 Raceway set to crown six champions this Friday, Aug. 16

By: Jacob Blair

OSBORN, Mo. – Another season at US 36 Raceway has flown by and six drivers have the opportunity to put their names in the record books, this Friday, Aug. 16.

The early part of the season was marred with rainouts and cancellations. As the season started to reach the end, drivers started to find a rhythm in the weekly schedule and the season long battle is set to conclude this weekend for all six classes, the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, Pure Stocks and E-Modifieds.

As championship battles are settled on the track, there is also a lot of fun to be had in the stands. Thanks to the help from Vicki Davis 66 Promotions, it is Hat it Up night at US 36 Raceway. First, it is hats off to the ladies, so for each adult ticket sold, one lady will get in free. There will also be a competition where men can choose to dress like a lady for a chance to win $100, with the top three receiving US 36 hats. For the kids, they can make and bring a funny hat. The first 25 kids that enter will receive a checkered race bear. There will also be a most popular driver vote, and the top ten in that competition will model the kids hats to determine the top three.

On the track, there is one championship battle where neither driver has an advantage over the other. In the IMCA Sprint Cars, Mike Houseman Jr. and Mike Moore are locked at 277 points apiece. Kenny Potter sits only eight points back.

In the IMCA Stock Cars, Blake Peeler holds a comfortable 21-point lead over Connor Masoner. Carson Masoner is 28 points back and Mich Ross sits 30 behind.

The other four championship battles look to have repeat champions as the 2018 title holders currently hold the points lead. The IMCA Modifieds see Chad Clancy leading Clay Hale by 36 points.

Steven Clancy has a 37-point lead over Randy Smith Jr. in the IMCA Sport Mods. Cade Richards is 42 back from Clancy. Chris Wright is 48 back and Josh Munsen is 49 back, so the battle for second in points could see some movement.

Two championships are clinched as Gary Ainsworth and Connor Masoner will earn the E-Modified and Pure Stock championships. Gary Ainsworth repeats as E-Mod champion as Alek Breckenridge, in his first season, sits 53 points back. Connor Masoner earns the outright Pure Stock championship this season after earning a co-championship with CJ Turner last year.

Although the regular season comes to a close this week at US 36, there are several special events remaining. The big one is the inaugural Missouri IMCA Nationals featuring the IMCA Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Stock Cars and Sport Mods on Oct. 9-12. Details are being finalized for the event and will be released soon. For this Friday, Aug. 16, the pits open at 5 p.m. and the grandstands at 6 p.m. Hot Laps start at 7:30 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $15 for general admission, $12 for senior and military, $5 for children seven to 12 years of age and children six and younger are free.

 

Final Week of Racing for 2019 at AT USA

 It's a big week of Action Track USA racing with the Kutztown Fair as the backdrop. Tuesday night is a real “Wing Ding”, as winged 600 and 270 Sprints take center stage along with All Star and Junior Slingshots and the Xcel 600 Modifieds.

The 2019 point chase in each weekly division winds up with big races on Wednesday and Sunday of this week. And Wednesday’s program is highlighted by the huge $2,000- to-win (with Gambler’s fee) Fair Week Nationals for the non-Wing 600 Sprints!

Here is the schedule for National Dirt Week at the Kutztown Fair:

 Tuesday Night at the Fair, Tuesday, August 13:
 Winged 600 Sprint Cars, Winged 270 Sprint Cars, Xcel 600 Modifieds, plus All-Star Slingshots and Junior Slingshots compete on Tuesday Night of National Dirt Week at the Fairgrounds.

 Admission is included with Fair Tickets | Pits: Members $25, Non-Members $30 | Car Registration: $20
 Pits Open: 4 PM | Grandstands Open: 5 PM | Warm-Ups: 6:15 PM.

 Wednesday Night at the Fair, Wednesday, August 14:
 Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprint Cars compete in 60 Laps with $2,000 on the line (with Gamblers Entry). Plus SpeedSTRs and Junior Slingshots!

 Adults: $14 | Seniors: $12 | Children (6-12): $5 | Kids 5 & Under: Free
 Pits Open: 4 PM | Grandstands Open: 5 PM | Warm-Ups: 6:15 PM.

 Mark Naftzinger Daniel Boone 153 Saturday, August 17 for Enduro Cars.

 Championship Night at Action Track USA on Sunday, August 18:
 Champions will be crowned at our final event of the 2019 season. SpeedSTRs, Hyper Racing 600 Sprint Cars, All-Star Slingshots, and Restricted 600 Sprint Cars.

 Adults: $14 | Seniors: $12 | Children (6-12): $5 | Kids 5 & Under: Free
 Pits Open: 4 PM | Grandstands Open: 5 PM | Warm-Ups: 6:15 PM.

 

 

The Third Annual Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show Set for November 22 and 23, 2019.

SYRACUSE, NY – The Northeast Racing Products Auction, Trade Show and Swap Meet (NRP) is set for its third annual event showcasing the very best vendors in all forms of motorsports. The weekend of November 22 and 23, 2019 are the dates and the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY is the site.

“It’s hard to believe that this year will be the third show and also hard to believe it’s just about right around the corner,” said promoter Jeremie Corcoran, “The supports has been tremendous, and manufacturers are already reserving their booths from last year.”

The show in 2018 saw a wide array of vendors from dirt track, to asphalt, modified, sprint car, any type of racing you can think of, it was represented. “The first year we were only a few booths away from a sellout, last year we added a few,” said Corcoran, “Just like before if someone has a product they want to get the word out no matter what surface or class of car we would love to have them.”

Corcoran has already started planning for this year. “Invites have already been sent out to last year’s vendors and we encourage to new ones to contact us as soon as they can to get the best available spot,” Jeremie went on, “If we have to add more booths like last year we have a plan to do so.”

As for the auction side of the show, grew from the inaugural effort. “All the feature cars are back, and some are adding to what they did last year. We also had a real good variety of used cars and real good parts go through on Friday night as well as Saturday. We will have even more to auction off.”

Any company that is interested in the 2019 NRP event can contact Jeremie at (315) 374-2839 or email northeastracingproducts@yahoo.com. The website www.northeastracingproducts.com is getting ready to be updated. You can also find info on the Facebook page by simply searching Northeast Racing Products.

November 22 and 23, 2019…The Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show is getting ready to show you a big variety of motorsports and for the third year in a row!

 

 

James McFadden Wins 18th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Title!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 10, 2019 – James McFadden of Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia was triumphant in the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” championship chase. McFadden not only won the Knoxville 360 Nationals, but also qualified for Saturday’s finale in the 410 Nationals, finishing eighth. McFadden earned $2,000 for his title, and was followed by Aaron Reutzel ($1,250) and Cory Eliason ($750).

Knoxville Raceway added prizes to the Beaver Drill and Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award this year. After the Tuesday Ultimate Challenge in Oskaloosa, the top four 410 teams within the KCCS point standings (Brian Brown, Austin McCarl, Mason Daniel, Trey Starks) received a free Hoosier Right Rear Tire! The two top 360 KCCS Teams (Ryan Giles, Jon Agan) also received a tire!

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is in their second year as title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community are owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co.

Final 2019 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. James McFadden, Victoria, Aust., 276 points ($2,000); 2. Aaron Reutzel, Texas, 257 points ($1,250); 3. Cory Eliason California, 234 points ($750); 4. Brian Brown, Missouri, 213 points; 5. Parker Price-Miller, Indiana, 205 points; 6. Gio Scelzi, California, 196 points; 7. Trey Starks, Washington, 195 points; 8. Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 193 points; 9. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Texas, 187 points; 10. Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, Can., 186 points; Joey Saldana, Indiana, 186 points; Brad Sweet, California, 186 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2018 - 1. Carson Macedo, California, 330 points ($2,000); 2. Gio Scelzi, California, 287 points ($1,250); 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 256 points ($750); 4. Tim Kaeding, California, 240 points; 5. Cory Eliason, California, 233 points

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

IT IS TIME TO BE WORKING ON SPONSORSHIP FOR 2020 AND WE OFFER SOME HELPS

LANGHORNE, PA August 10, 2019 . . . Another motorsports season is moving closer to being over. At least that is true in a big area of the country. With that in mind it is time to be working on sponsorship for next year. In fact you should be well into your sponsorship efforts for 2020.

There is a new issue of Ernie Saxton Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News hot off the press and it can, will be, a big help to you in your sponsorship efforts.

Attorney Michael K. Spotts teaches readers how written sponsorship agreements come together.

Ten essential steps to creating a winning sponsorship proposal is offered by Kym Oberauer.

And there is the sponsorship checkup by Kristin Swartzlander that will tell you what you have been doing right and what is being done that is wrong.

Marcie Barlow will teach you about the all-important social media influencers.

How about learning what press release basics are being ignored and what can be done to correct them. PR expert Mickie Kennedy shares his ideas with readers.

And there is a bunch of sponsorship news being shared with readers.

A sample edition of the newsletter, it its 35th year of publication, is available upon request. Just send an email to publisher Ernie Saxton at esaxton144@aol.com and include your postal mailing address.

A one year subscription can be had for just $29.95 (regular price is $39.95). Just telephone 215.752.7797 and have your Visa or MC ready please. And we will include the new edition free with your subscription starting with the next edition. Of course a check can be mailed to ESC, Inc., 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.

Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. provides public relations and publicity services to racers, race teams and track operators. Ernie Saxton has been involved in motorsports for more than 60 years.

In addition to the newsletter Saxton also has a column appearing in the nationally circulated Area Auto Racing News. September will mark his 39th year with the weekly publication. In addition his columns can be found in Late Model Racer, Inside Track Motorsports News, Media News Group, PennSports.Live and from time-to-time a variety of other publications. His firm, Ernie Saxton Communications, provides public relations and marketing services to a number of long term clients.

ESC is located in Langhorne, PA and can be reached at 215.752.7797, 267.934.7286 or esaxton144@aol.com.

 

 

Tonight's the Night! Who Will Win It All?


The NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store finale is upon us! One driver will write his or her name into the history book and become a Knoxville Nationals champion!

Hot Laps start at 7:15pm. Under 1000 tickets remain and can be purchased at the ticket office or by calling 641-842-5431.

The top 16 drivers in point standings across both qualifying nights will make up the first eight rows in Saturday's A-Main:

Row 1: Aaron Reutzel David Gravel
Row 2: Joey Saldana Tim Shaffer
Row 3: Parker Price-Miller Brad Sweet
Row 4: Tim Kaeding Paul McMaham
Row 5: Brent Marks Daryn Pittman
Row 6: Trey Starks Matt Juhl
Row 7: Cory Eliason Ian Madsen
Row 8: Sheldon Haudenschild Lance Dewease

The top-four finishers from last night's FVP "Hard Knox" Night will make up rows 11 and 12:
Row 11: Kerry Madsen Logan Schuchart
Row 12: Shane Stewart Dominic Scelzi
Get Your Running (or Walking) Shoes On!


The second annual 4.10 Dash starts at 9am TODAY! Join more than 100 of your fellow race fans to run or walk the 4.10 miles around the famed Knoxville Raceway, its campgrounds and down the midway!

This year's run even begins with a lap around the track! AND, for kids 12 and under, there's a one-lap around the track fun run for $10!

You can still register today starting at 7:30am outside the turn 4 crossover pit gate.
MRN's Winged Nation LIVE from the Hercules Tires Stage


Join Winged Nation hosts Steve Post and Erin Evernham tonight for the live Winged Nation show from the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage behind the ticket office.

Scheduled to appear on tonight's show: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Jeff Gordon, Wade Aunger and more!
Annual McKay Group Knoxville Nationals Parade TODAY


Head to the square in downtown Knoxville this morning for the annual McKay Group Parade for the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store. The parade begins at 11am.

Defending champion Brad Sweet, the 2019 front row starters, bands, floats and more!

Don't miss out on this annual event for the whole family!
Drivers Meeting - Open to the Public


Saturday at 3pm, join the drivers, race officials, sponsors and dignitaries for the annual NOS Energy Drink presented by Casey's General Store drivers meeting in the white tent located directly behind the ticket office.

The meeting will introduce the top 16 starters and go over the rules and format for the 59th Annual Knoxville Nationals finale night.

The Ralph Sheheen Show with Steve and Sammy


Stick around after the driver's meeting for The Ralph Sheheen Show live on the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage at 4pm.

Guests include Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell together to talk about their storied career, epic battles and rivalry.

Brothers Dominic and Gio Scelzi and the Macho Man Brady Bacon will also join the show.

Sprint Car & Midget editor, Doug Auld, and four-time Knoxville Nationals champion Danny Lasoski will join Sheheen as analysts.

Great Southern Bank Kid Zone Schedule Today!


Bring your young fans to the Great Southern Bank Kid Zone today!

The Kid Zone opens at 1pm today and features driver appearances, games, prizes, parties and more!

Today's Schedule:
1:15pm - Water Relay Race with Tyler "Sunshine" Courtney
2pm - Water Relay Race with brothers Dominic and Gio Scelzi
3pm - Balloon Twisting with Toby the Balloon Dude
4pm - Race Car Bingo with the Knoxville Nationals Queen and her Court
5pm - Casey's Donut Challenge with Winged Nation's Steve Post and Erin Evernham

The Great Southern Bank Kid Zone is located near the Turn 4 end of midway near the pit windows.
We Have Tunes BEFORE and AFTER the Races Today!


Get out to the track today and join Brian Brown's good friend and DJ Tim Gibson as he spins the tunes on the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage from Noon to 3pm.

And, one hour after the Knoxville Nationals A-Main, it's the NOS Energy Drink Fan Finale Party with Nashville Country Artist Tim Dugger! Watch Victory Lane, head to the pits and get to the stage one hour after the checkers to end the week with the biggest party!
Upcoming Events at Knoxville Raceway


Mark your calendars for these special events coming up at Knoxville Raceway:

August 10 - 9am- 4.10 Dash and Kids Fun Run at the Turn 4 Crossover Gate

August 10 - 11am - McKay Group Knoxville Nationals Parade downtown

August 10 - DJ Tim Gibson live on the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage

August 10 - 3pm - Annual Knoxville Nationals Drivers Meeting in tent behind ticket office

August 10 - 4pm - The Ralph Sheheen Show live on the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage

August 10 - 6pm - MRN's Winged Nation live on the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage

August 10 - 7:15pm - Hot Laps Begin for the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store

August 10 - One Hour Post Checkers - The NOS Energy Drink Fan Finale Party with Tim Dugger on the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage

 

 

RACING FANS WORLDWIDE: TODAY, WE BRING TO YOU SOME NEWS, NOTES, THOUGHTS, OPINIONS OF THE RACING WORLD
• Sad day today in racing losing Mr Dick Jordan , media writer for USAC , will be hard to replace him
• All racing fans have converged on the town of Knoxville, Iowa whether you’re a sprint car fan or not. I’m convinced it’s the event, a happening , the food , the fans themselves, the Hall of Fame , the Iowa state fair , a casual fun meeting in a yearly party atmosphere , more that can’t be described unless you attend .Oh , and it’s not just the racing that attracts 25,000 or more.
• Ever wonder why some local racing ceases during Knoxville weeks?
• McLaren , getting back into Indy Car Racing , this is great , the more the merrier
• Why isn’t NASCAR MORE CREATIVE? , at their events, rules, or luring fans to their style of racing?
• Racing promoters as a whole do a great job , but we sometimes question how they formulate their admission fees, purse schedules and not enough fan activities
• So many people in our local towns, cities, communities don’t know about our great sport of auto racing, or even of local tracks near them –WHY?
• Why don’t hotels become more involved with Auto Racing sanctioning groups , fans, community groups, tracks , to bring feasible rates during racing dates rather then lose the returning business
• Don’t you think it’s time to see more auto makers involved in racing like the old days?
• It’s time for USAC to use what they possess, great racing, and great drivers with personalities, to market their brand even better.
• Isn’t it time to raise the purse for the Chili Bowl event in January
These are just a few thoughts that have passed our way in recent days, would love to hear your ideas, thoughts, or your anxiety ridden moments while in
Attendance at your favorite shrine of racing.
Contact us: racingfansworldwide@outlook.com
Or Call at: 833-399-6677, or leave a message please, with name and number
Thanks for reading, more coming online @
www.racingfansworldwide.com

 

Aug. 9 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 768; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., and Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, both 747; 4. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 723; 5. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 710; 6. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 673; 7. Jacob Go­mola, Seneca, Pa., 669; 8. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 665; 9. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., both 664; 11. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 661; 12. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 648; 13. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 641; 14. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 630; 15. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., and Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., both 619; 17. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 616; 18. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 595; 19. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 594; 20. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 587.

E3 Spark Plugs State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 464; 2. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 460; 3. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 450; 4. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 419; 5. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 399; 6. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., 384; 7. Lance Jackson, Kingsburg, Calif., 357; 8. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 282; 9. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 268; 10. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 239.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 330; 2. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 319; 3. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 312; 4. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 296; 5. Jackson Slone, Noblesville, Ind., 274; 6. Scott Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 269; 7. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 263; 8. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 260; 9. Rod Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 256; 10. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 245.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 524; 2. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 477; 3. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 378; 4. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 369; 5. D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, 346; 6. Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, Iowa, 335; 7. Val Urman, Urbandale, Iowa, 243; 8. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 215; 9. Brian Efkamp, Boone, Iowa, 204; 10. C.J. House­man, Des Moines, Iowa, 177.

Kansas – 1. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 409; 2. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 353; 3. Jake Mar­tens, Fairview, Okla., 337; 4. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 330; 5. Tracey Hill, Liberal, Kan., 317; 6. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 303; 7. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 283; 8. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 255; 9. Luke Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 249; 10. Jake Bubak, Arvada, Colo., 239.

Louisiana – 1. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, 136; 2. Jerry "Butch" David, Geismar, La., 133; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 96; 4. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 76; 5. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 75; 6. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., and Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, both 66; 8. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 62; 9. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 57; 10. Kent Lewis Sr., Wil­lis, Texas, 40.

Maryland – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 177; 2. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 169; 3. Bradley Mel­lott, Pigeon Cove Rd, Pa., 155; 4. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 140; 5. Drew Ritchey, Ever­ett, Pa., and Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., both 127; 7. Ron Aurand, Lewistown, Pa., 121; 8. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 117; 9. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., and Christian Rumsey, Middletown, N.Y., both 115.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 619; 2. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 587; 3. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 560; 4. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 550; 5. Brett Allen, Gay­lord, Minn., 540; 6. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 440; 7. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 358; 8. Jer­emy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 340; 9. Johnny Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 330; 10. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 322.

Missouri – 1. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 471; 2. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 467; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 417; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 277; 5. Matt Rich­ards, Lincoln, Neb., 250; 6. James Kinder, Iberia, Mo., 204; 7. Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia, Mo., 192; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 172; 9. Matt Fair, O Fallon, Mo., 157; 10. Austin Couch, Agency, Mo., 121.

Nebraska – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 524; 2. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 505; 3. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 465; 4. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 448; 5. Josh Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 446; 6. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 444; 7. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 410; 8. Chase Weiler, Lincoln, Neb., 407; 9. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 405; 10. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 403.

New Jersey – 1. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 221; 2. Richard Dieva, Berlin, N.J., 215; 3. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 205; 4. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 196; 5. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 191; 6. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 186; 7. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 180; 8. Logan Diehl, Sellersville, Pa., 151; 9. Marie McVay, Woodbury Heights, N.J., 147; 10. Jonathan Haegele, Hatboro, Pa., 145.

North Carolina – 1. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 190; 2. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 186; 3. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 181; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 133; 5. Frank Peters, Con­cord, N.C., 123; 6. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 121; 7. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 118; 8. Shawn Mott, Rockwell, N.C., 116; 9. George Blaney, Concord, N.C., 114; 10. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 112.

Ohio – 1. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 283; 2. Tyler Hesson, Richwood, Ohio, 260; 3. Lewie Chris­tian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 246; 4. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 240; 5. Dustin Hammond, Spring­field, Ohio, 210; 6. John Starr, Hillsboro, Ohio, 165; 7. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 160; 8. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 153; 9. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 144; 10. Jordan Welch, Clay­ton, Indiana, 110.

Oklahoma – 1. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 328; 2. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 300; 3. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 295; 4. Shawn Bloomquist, Indiahoma, Okla., 289; 5. Josh Toho, Hin­ton, Okla., 288; 6. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 286; 7. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 251; 8. Cody Hill, Lawton, Okla., 244; 9. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 243; 10. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 232.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 776; 2. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 614; 3. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 606; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 550; 5. Dylan Proctor, Beech Creek, Pa., 549; 6. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 548; 7. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 532; 8. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 504; 9. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 495; 10. Douglas Dod­son, Middletown, Pa., 488.

South Dakota – 1. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 348; 2. Tim Fricke, Lincoln, Neb., 320; 3. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 284; 4. Brant O'Banion, Viborg, S.D., 263; 5. Aaron Guillaume, Sioux City, Iowa, 259; 6. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 230; 7. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 225; 8. Rick Pendergast, Norfolk, Neb., 213; 9. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 199; 10. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 183.

Texas – 1. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 579; 2. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, and Ronald "Trey" Burke, League City, Texas, both 471; 4. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 444; 5. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 421; 6. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 395; 7. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 393; 8. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 382; 9. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 380; 10. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 372.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 221; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 211; 3. Chris Ware, Williams­burg, Va., 202; 4. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 193; 5. Matt Mullins, Hampton, Va., 167; 6. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 115; 7. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 111; 8. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 107; 9. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 106; 10. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 72.

 

 

Reutzel Earns Pole Position for Knoxville Nationals Finale!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 9, 2019) – When the green flag flies upon Saturday night’s 50-lap 59th Annual Knoxville Nationals championship finale, Clute, Texas native Aaron Reutzel will be leading the charge aboard the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car.

Reutzel earned the pole position for Saturday night’s $150,000-to-win spectacle by way of a stellar qualifying night on Wednesday that netted him the most event points among the field of 109 competitors.

And the defending All Star Circuit of Champions titlist and current points leader knows that there is still room for improvement with the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X Sprint Car.

“We knew we were in pretty good shape points wise after qualifying and the heat, so we tried a few things in the feature,” Reutzel explains. “They didn’t really work, we were actually pretty bad in the feature. But we learned what we needed to and have a good idea of what to go back to for Saturday night.”

What didn’t work that well was still good enough for Reutzel to race to a fifth-place finish in Wednesday’s feature atop the ½-mile Knoxville Raceway clay oval aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment machine.

That along with a qualifying effort that ranked as second-best on the night and then a rousing rally from eighth to second in heat race action was enough to put the BRM No. 87 atop the point charts and on the pole for Saturday’s feature.

It comes just one week after Reutzel posted another top-five finish in Knoxville 360 Nationals competition aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine.

Reutzel raced to a runner-up finish in his Thursday night preliminary before posting a fourth-place run in the Saturday night finale.

“We had a really good car, we learned some things that are helping us out this week,” Reutzel says. “I just got a bad start and lost a few spots. We worked back up there, but there was a lot of lapped traffic and it seemed like every time I had a chance to make a move that there was a lapped car that I had to check up for. We were good though; we were happy with it.”

While tens of thousands of fans in Knoxville and even more watch online on www.dirtvision.com on Saturday night, the citizens of Clute, TX, will be on high alert as Reutzel leads the way to the green flag at the Knoxville Nationals. He’ll be vying to keep the BRM No. 87 out front and the first one to the checkered flag at the end of 50 laps.

2019 Quick Stats: 56 races, 8 wins, 24 top-fives, 34 top-tens.

Next Up: Knoxville Nationals Finale on Saturday night at Knoxville (IA) Raceway. Those unable to be there in person can catch all the action live via PPV at www.dirtvision.com.

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.

 

 

James McFadden Leads 18th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings Before Saturday’s Finale!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 9, 2019 – James McFadden leads the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” point standings heading into Saturday night’s finale of the 59th Annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. McFadden has already qualified for Saturday night’s $150,000 to win finale, as has second place runner Aaron Reutzel and Cory Eliason, who sits in fourth place. Brian Brown and Wayne Johnson, who are third and fifth in the standings both have a shot at qualifying for the race either through Friday night’s “Hard Knox” action, or through Saturday’s program. All five are still in contention for the title!

Knoxville Raceway added prizes to the Beaver Drill and Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award this year. After the Tuesday Ultimate Challenge in Oskaloosa, the top four 410 teams within the KCCS point standings (Brian Brown, Austin McCarl, Mason Daniel, Trey Starks) will receive a free Hoosier Right Rear Tire! The two top 360 KCCS Teams (Ryan Giles, Jon Agan) also will receive a tire!

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is in their second year as title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community are owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co.

Current 2019 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. James McFadden, Victoria, Aust., 233 points; 2. Aaron Reutzel, Texas, 211 points; 3. Brian Brown, Missouri, 203 points; 4. Cory Eliason, California, 196 points; 5. Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 193 points; 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Texas, 177 points; 7. Thomas Kennedy, Manitoba, Can., 176 points; 8. Parker Price-Miller, Indiana, 170 points; 9. Trey Starks, Washington, 163 points; 10. Austin McCarl, Iowa, 162 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2018 - 1. Carson Macedo, California, 330 points ($2,000); 2. Gio Scelzi, California, 287 points ($1,250); 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 256 points ($750); 4. Tim Kaeding, California, 240 points; 5. Cory Eliason, California, 233 points

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Donny Schatz hard charges to 11th during Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-Main

Scheduled to start second row of Saturday’s B-Main

Date: Wednesday, August 7th Event: 59th Annual Knoxville Nationals Preliminary Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 11th (24th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 9, 2019) - Despite falling short of a transfer position during his respective heat race on Wednesday night at Knoxville Raceway, due in part to mechanical complications, ten-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, persevered in a big way during Knoxville Nationals preliminary competition and drove his way to an A-Main starting position by finishing fourth during the Last Chance Showdown.

The Fargo, North Dakota-native eventually ended his evening with a hard charge from 24th to finish 11th during the 25-lap preliminary main event.

With his hard charging performance, Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, locked himself into Saturday’s 59th annual Knoxville Nationals B-Main and will start on the second row. The top four finishers at the conclusion of B-Main action will transfer into Saturday’s $150,000-to-win A-Main.

Although faced with adversity, Schatz has been in this position before, actually rallying from 21st to win a Knoxville Nationals title in 2013, after winning the B-Main.

Donny Schatz is a ten-time Knoxville Nationals champion.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com. Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

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

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru August 9, 2019) World of Outlaws Races: 46 World of Outlaws Wins: 7 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 31 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 42

 

 

AJ Flick Scores Biggest Win Of Career, At Port Royal Dream Race

$12,000 Pennsylvania Posse Payday Part Of Banner Season For No. 2 Team

8/8/19

Apollo, Pa- After a thrilling battle with Jared Esh, Apollo’s AJ Flick scored the biggest win of his young sprint car racing career at Port Royal Speedway on August 3 when he claimed the prestigious Living Legends Dream Race against the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars.

Flick’s momentous victory came aboard the Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Fence Maintenance Service, Ferguson Heating & Air Conditioning, Chernega Construction, Flick Family No. 2 sprint car.

The likeable Flick pocketed a combined total of $12,000 for the lucrative payday aboard his family-owned No. 2, based out of Apollo.

It was Flick and the team's biggest win ever, both financially and in stature and it comes in the middle of a career-year for the pilot.

Aside from taking the 30-lap $10,000 Dream feature victory in style, Flick also triumphed earlier in the night when he copped one of the twin 16-lap semi mains, taking $2,000 for that romp.

Flick previously earned his first career Port Royal victory at the annual Juniata County Fair Opener in 2018.

At 26-years old, Flick is currently poised to record his fourth career Lernerville Speedway sprint car track title when action for the year wraps up at the end of August at the Sarver facility.

Previous track titles came in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

The August 3 Port Royal Dream Race win was the fourth overall of Flick’s season having also scored two at Lernerville Speedway and another at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio.

The Flyin’ Flick's career sprint car win total now stands at 21 as he looks for more during the rest of his 2019 sprint car tour.

The AJ Flick No. 2 sprint car team wants to thank all of its sponsors for their support.

The success could not happen without the Flick sponsorship fold of:

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group; Fence Maintenance Service, Mars; Ferguson Heating and Air Conditioning, New Kensington; Chernega Construction LLC., New Kensington; Rising Six Cross Fit, Plum; Brammell Excavating, Harrison City; Dr. Neff Eye Care Center, Freeport and Leechburg; Jd Byrider, Monroeville; Johnny Carpet, Freeport and Vandergrift; Sevic Landscape and Supply, New Kensington; Townsend Gas & Oil, Homer City; Stanford’s Glass Service, Apollo; My Place Bar & Grill, Bell, Weld Racing Products, Smith Titanium, King Racing Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Vapor Trail Clothing, Slade Shock Technology, Kinser Air Filters, , Rheem, Showtime Designs, Steel City Indoor Karting, Fluid Film, DMI, TBM Brakes, Penske Shocks and Indy Race Parts.

Learn more about Flyin’ AJ Flick at his official website www.ajflickracing.com and by following the Apollo Ace on twitter @CompleteChaos2


 

Crockett Earns Hard Charger Award During Ultimate Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2019) - Roger Crockett capped a busy week of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition by earning the Hard Charger Award on Tuesday during the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

Crockett was hampered by a high pill draw early in the night at Southern Iowa Speedway, where he advanced from seventh to sixth place in a heat race. He had the same results in the B Main to garner the final transfer position into the main event.

"We were third quick in hot laps and I felt good," he said. "I don't remember changing anything for the heat. I didn't get that great of a start. After a couple of laps that place gets strung out and it's hard to pass so the start is pretty important. We worked on the car a little bit for the B Main and it was probably the worst it was all night. The car felt really good in the A Main though. I wish the track wouldn't have gotten so abrasive around the bottom. I feel we could have got a few more spots if it hadn't done that."

Crockett rallied from 22nd to an 11th-place result. His 11 positions gained were the most by any driver.

Crockett kicked off the racing action in Iowa last Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, where nearly 100 drivers tackled the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Crockett qualified 30th quickest after going out during the second half of the 50-plus car field. He then won a heat race to lock himself into the main event. Crockett gained a trio of positions in the feature to finish 17th.

"It was fresh laps on a new frame as we tried a new Maxim chassis," he said. "We were really good in hot laps and the track changed a little in qualifying. With me not running Knoxville for a year we missed one thing that ruined our qualifying. In the heat the car was phenomenal. We left the car alone from the heat and with just not racing enough I should have freed it up to make sure we were good in traffic in the feature. We were just too tight. We just haven't raced here enough the last few years to get a handle of what our baseline needs throughout the night."

His preliminary performance relegated the team to the C Main on Saturday. Crockett placed third to transfer into the back of the B Main. He exited the race early and was credited with a 22nd-place result.

"The car felt really, really good in both races," he said. "I felt like we could make some progress. We had some smoke come out and our oil pressure gauge broke in the B Main. When that happens it's not a good combination so we pulled off."

Crockett plans on racing at Knoxville Raceway this Friday and Saturday during the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 30; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 17 (20).

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 3 (3); B Main: 22 (23).

Aug. 6 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 6 (7); Feature: 11 (22).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 14 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 59 th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roger.crockett.11/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therocket11/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BC Motorsports

BC Motorsports is owned and operated by Brian Crockett, who is a veteran in the sport. Crockett amassed numerous wins and championships during his storied career. He has helped many young drivers rising through the ranks and has worked as a series director and in charge of track maintenance to name a few duties he's held during his career.

"Without having my dad, who owns BC Motorsports, with his connections it'd make it tough for us to race," Roger Crockett said. "He's able to get everything we need and he really helps our team."

Crockett would also like to thank Route 66 Chevrolet, Route 66 Nissan, Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Olson Custom Designs, JR-1 Chassis, Weld Wheels, Champion Racing Oil, Tracker Native Tobacco, Bell Helmets, PAC Racing Springs/Schroeder Series Torsion Bars and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

Action Sprint Tour Back in Action Sunday, August 11 at Humberstone Speedway
 

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 8, 2019) – After a weekend off from competition, the Action Sprint Tour is set to resume action with the first of two August races when the tour visits Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ont. on Sunday, August 11. The tour has three races remaining on its 2019 schedule, with a stop at Brighton Speedway the following weekend on Saturday, August 17 before concluding at Ohsweken Speedway’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday, September 14.

Entering the stretch drive, Beamsville’s Josh Hansen has emerged as the clear title favourite. The driver of the No.88h has scored a pair of wins in six races and has finished outside the top-five only once to help open a 58-point lead at the top of the standings. Binbrook’s Liam Martin will have his work cut out for him to cut into the deficit and make a championship push, but the teenager has proven he can win with a win in June at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway.

The most recent winner with the Action Sprint Tour was Steven Beckett when he picked up a victory one month ago on July 14. The Fonthill, Ont. native scored his first tour win in the series’ only prior visit to Humberstone (the June 2 date was rained out). He currently sits sixth in the series standings.

Prior to Beckett, Action Sprint Tour graduates Aaron Turkey and Shone Evans scored Humberstone wins with the tour in 2018. The only American driver to have competed with the series, Matt Farnham, has won two straight with the series and also has a past Humberstone victory that came on September 2, 2018. With Farnham’s recent hot streak and the Sunday race at Humberstone near the United States border, it would be no surprise to see the driver of the No.7ny look for a three-peat.

Behind Martin in the championship standings is sophomore Sprint Car pilot Paul Klager. The Beamsville native is only six markers back of Martin for second in the standings and will be motivated to try and score his first win on tour as he races less than an hour from home. Another motivated driver is Port Colborne native Jacob Dykstra. The teenage pilot of the No.5d always relishes the opportunity to race in front of his home town crowd. He currently sits fourth in the standings, just eight points back of Klager.

Finally, rounding out the top-five is veteran Ryan Hunsinger. The Caledonia, Ont. driver has been strong throughout the season with the tour, but will be looking to rebound from an uncharacteristic 17th-place result at Merrittville last time he unloaded his No.r52.

Race time at Humberstone Speedway is 6:30pm, with Sprint Car hot laps immediately before the scheduled start time. For additional track or event information, visit www.humberstonespeedway.com.

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Action Sprint Tour Points Update (Top 10)
1. 88h-Josh Hansen, 491 Points; 2. 29-Liam Martin, 433; 3. 1eh-Paul Klager, 424; 4. 5d-Jacob Dykstra, 416; 5. R52-Ryan Hunsinger, 396; 6. 08-Steven Beckett, 381; 7. 3b-Blaine Barrow, 374; 8. 49h-Jerry Hill, 360; 9. 9c Brian Nanticoke, 334; 10. 28 Jordan Hill, 330

2019 Action Sprint Tour Schedule

Mon. May 20 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen
Sun. June 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, On – Rained Out
Sat. June 8 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Liam Martin
Mon. July 1 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen
Sun. July 14 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Steven Beckett
Tue. July 23 – Ohsweken Speedway – Six Nations, Ont. – Winner: Matt Farnham
Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Matt Farnham
Sun. August 11 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont.
Sat. August 17 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont.
Sat. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA
Website: www.ActionSprintTour.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActionSprintTour
Twitter: @ActionSprints

About the Action Sprint Tour: The Action Sprint Tour is a travelling Winged Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. The cars on the Action Sprint Tour are powered by GMC 602 Crate Motors modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The Series ran its inaugural season in 2018 and in 2019 will run 10 races at five different Ontario tracks. Drivers will compete for a point fund and bonuses totaling $10,000. For additional information, including rules, event purse and series point fund, visit the Action Sprint Tour official website at www.ActionSprintTour.com.

 

 

 

Trey Starks Takes Night 1


BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store went to Knoxville Raceway regular, Trey Starks. The win was the Pallyup, Wash., driver's first career win at Knoxville. James McFadden and Sheldon Haudenschild rounded out the top three.

The point standings after night one are:
Aaron Reutzel 487
Tim Kaeding 466
Paul McMahan 465
Brent Marks 464
Trey Starks 463
Ian Madsen 455
Sheldon Haudenschild 453
James McFadden 450
Gio Scelzi 449
Donny Schatz 447
F.O.E. Qualifying Night TONIGHT


Night 2- F.O.E. Qualifying Night - starts tonight with hot laps at 7:15pm.

Half of the drivers in the 105 car total field will vie for their spot in the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store championship race.

Tonight's competitors include defending champion Brad Sweet, Knoxville Raceway point leader Brian Brown, Capitani Classic winner David Gravel and more.

Tickets are available here, at the ticket office or by calling 641-842-5431.
We Welcome The PA Posse TODAY at Peace Tree


Join us for the first ever PA Posse Party at the Knoxville Nationals!

The party will be held at Peace Tree Brewing Company, just 3/4 mile from the track from 3-5pm. $1 from every beer sold during the event will go to the Greg Hodnett Foundation!

We're going all out PA for the event, with Pennsylvania-themed snacks, a limited edition IPA Posse beer, and a porch-themed photo opp for our friends who "left the porch"!

Jeremy Elliott with SprintCarUnlimited.com will host a live podcast with Knoxville Nationals champion Bobby Allen, drivers Jacob Allen, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease, Brent Marks and more!

AND...Wade Aunger will be on-site having a little fun with our Knoxville Raceway simulator!

Don't miss out...and you don't have to be POSSE to join in on the fun!
MRN's Winged Nation LIVE from the Hercules Tires Stage


Join Winged Nation hosts Steve Post and Erin Evernham tonight for the live Winged Nation show from the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage behind the ticket office.

Tonight's guests include Sheldon Haudenschild, Sammy and Kevin Swindell, brothers Donimic and Gio Scelzi and More!

Winged Nation will be on the stage every night from 6-7pm.
Great Southern Bank Kid Zone Schedule Today!


Bring your young fans to the Great Southern Bank Kid Zone today!

The Kid Zone opens at 3pm and features driver appearances, games, prizes, parties and more!

Today's Schedule:
3pm - Casey's Donut Challenge with The Knoxville Nationals Queen and her Court
4pm - Race Car Bingo with McKenna Haase
5:15pm - Kone Korner Ice Cream Party with Sheldon Haudenschild

The Great Southern Bank Kid Zone is located near the Turn 4 end of midway near the pit windows.
Post-Race Concert Line-Up


When the checkered flag waves tonight, don't rush home or to your hotel! Head to the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage for "CTRL+C" live in concert

This week's post-race concert line-up includes:

CTRL+C - Thursday
After Shock - Friday
Tim Gibson - Saturday Noon - 3pm
Tim Dugger - Saturday Post Race
Steve King Foundation Cornhole Tournament


TOMORROW -- support a great cause and have some fun at the Steve King Foundation Cornhole Tournament!

The games begin at 11am in the Horse Barn behind the Turns 3 & 4 video board. Watch players, team members and fans battle it out in a classic game of cornhole.

Plus, all money raised goes to the Steve King Foundation which provides aid to injured drivers and their family members.
Driver Autograph Session


The 16 drivers locked into Saturday's A-Main finale following tonight's races will all participate in an autograph session for the fans TOMORROW!

Bring your collectibles, tees and hero cards and join the drivers at 3pm Friday in the white tent behind the ticket office.
Upcoming Events at Knoxville Raceway


Mark your calendars for these special events coming up at Knoxville Raceway:

August 8 - PA Posse Party at Peace Tree Brewing Company downtown at 3pm

August 8 MRN's Winged Nation live from the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage at 6pm

August 8 - F.O.E. Qualifying Night with Hot Laps Beginning at 7:15pm

August 8 - Post Race Concert with "CTRL+C" on the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage

August 9 - Yoga on the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower Roof at 9am

August 9 - Steve King Foundation Cornhole Tournament in the horse barn at 11am

August 8 - Driver Autograph Session in the tent behind the ticket office at 3pm

 

 

James McFadden Leads 18th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings Before Thursday Nationals Qualifying!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 8, 2019 – James McFadden is back atop the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” point standings after a second place finish in Wednesday’s qualifying night of the 59th Annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Action continues tonight at Knoxville Raceway with Thursday’s portion of the Nationals.

Knoxville Raceway added prizes to the Beaver Drill and Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award this year. After the Tuesday Ultimate Challenge in Oskaloosa, the top four 410 teams within the KCCS point standings (Brian Brown, Austin McCarl, Mason Daniel, Trey Starks) will receive a free Hoosier Right Rear Tire! The top 360 KCCS Team (Ryan Giles) also will receive a tire!

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is in their second year as title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community are owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co.

Current 2019 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. James McFadden, Victoria, Aust., 233 points; 2. Aaron Reutzel, Texas, 211 points; 3. Brian Brown, Missouri, 193 points; Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 193 points; 6. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Texas, 167 points; 7. Trey Starks, Washington, 163 points; 8. Austin McCarl, Iowa, 162 points; 9. Gio Scelzi, California, 155 points; 10. Cory Eliason, California, 149 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2018 - 1. Carson Macedo, California, 330 points ($2,000); 2. Gio Scelzi, California, 287 points ($1,250); 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 256 points ($750); 4. Tim Kaeding, California, 240 points; 5. Cory Eliason, California, 233 points

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

2003 – 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 238 points ($2,500); 2., Erin Crocker, Massachusetts, 186; 3., Travis Rilat, Texas, 183; 4., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 177; 5., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 175.

2002 – 1., Ricky Logan, Arkansas, 202 points ($1,500); 2., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 186; 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 171; 4., Brad Furr, California, 170; 5., Kasey Kahne, Washington, 160.

Those seeking information on the two participating tracks of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Award are encouraged to visit their web sites at www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.oskychallenges.com, respectively.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Building Momentum Throughout Iowa Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi has had a fast race car throughout the first half of Iowa Speedweek.

Scelzi has guided his family owned sprint car to numerous strong moments, including top-15 runs at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and at Southern Iowa Speedway.

It began last Thursday during the opening night of the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Scelzi qualified 26th quickest out of 40-plus competitors. A third-place run in a heat race locked him into the main event. Unfortunately, a blown tire and broken nose wing hampered Scelzi and he pulled off the track early with a 23rd-place finish.

That relegated him to the middle of the 90-plus driver field for Saturday's finale. Scelzi put on a show, rallying from seventh to fourth place in the C Main to transfer into the final starting position in the B Main. He then charged from 24th to eighth, which missed a transfer into the main event by only four positions.

"We had a great car and I was able to maneuver through the field, but at the end of the day the hole we were in from our preliminary night was too big to be able to make the main event," he said. "However, it was great to be able to pass as many cars as we did and make the progress we did on Saturday."

Scelzi continued to run well on Sunday during the 8th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. He timed in 12th quickest in his group, placed third in a heat race and finished 13th - out of the 77 drivers who started the night - in the A Main.

"It was a good night to get reacclimated to the 410 at Knoxville in preparation for the 410 Nationals," he said. "When you look at the big picture placing 13th out of 77 drivers is a good showing."

Scelzi ventured to Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday for the 24th annual Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting. He qualified eighth quickest out of 30-plus drivers before finishing fourth in a heat race and 12th in the main event.

"We needed to pass a couple more cars in the heat race in order to make the King of the Hill, which would have started us further up front," he said. "Track position is important everywhere, but especially when you get to the bigger, flat tracks like in Oskaloosa."

Scelzi is scheduled to return to Knoxville Raceway for the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, which is this Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 23 (16).

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 4 (7); B Main: 8 (24).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 13 (14).

Aug. 5 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 12 (11).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 6 wins, 18 top fives, 20 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 59 th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

Scelzi Enterprises builds the finest utility truck bodies in the USA, including flatbed bodies, water truck bodies, custom truck bodies, service truck bodies and more. After nearly 40 years in business Scelzi Enterprises occupies 20 acres in South Fresno with additional pool and assembly locations in Oregon, Washington, and Southern California. For more information, visit http://www.SEInc.com.

"Scelzi Enterprises has been around long before my brother and I," Scelzi said. "My dad and uncles have been involved in racing for years and that passion for the sport has been passed down to my brother and I. The Scelzi name is well known in auto racing and we're doing our best to carry on the winning legacy."

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

 

 

Dover Scores Top 10 During Ultimate Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2019) - Jack Dover highlighted his week in Iowa with a top-10 showing during the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. on Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway.

Dover kicked off the race by finishing where he started - third - in a heat race. That locked him into the 14th starting position for the A Main.

"I got a great initial start and was inside the top 10, but there was a crash so we had a complete restart," he said. "The guys knew where I was going and took that line on the second attempt so I didn't get as many positions. Then rubber came in so we got what we could and finished 10 th."

Dover began the action last Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, during his preliminary night of the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. A high pill draw had him qualifying toward the end of the field. He timed in 29th quickest out of more than 50 competitors, which put him on the pole of a heat race.

"Going out so late hurt because the track slowed down," he said. "We felt good in the heat and won it, but we were buried in the A Main."

Dover gained a trio of positions to finish 16th.

Once preliminary points were calculated Dover was on the pole of the C Main on Saturday. He won that race to transfer into the back of the B Main, in which he rallied from 21st to 11th.

"We made progress and passed some cars, but the biggest thing is we learned a ton with our setup and fueling," he said. "I wish it was all starting again right now."

Dover is scheduled to take this weekend off before resuming competition on Aug. 17 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 16 (19).

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 1 (1); B Main: 11 (21).

Aug. 6 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 10 (14).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 7 wins, 15 top fives, 18 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 17 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SSS Motorsports

As a life-long supporter of dirt track racing Luke Jay Cochran built the SSS Motorsports team to a leader in all aspects of the dirt track world. While sponsoring and mentoring drivers and teams in the area, Cochran built a team established on winning with multiple national titles, track championships and series championships.

"Luke Cochran has been a great family friend the last few years and he's been instrumental in keeping our program going," Dover said.

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Jacob Seelman, MSR PR Coordinator

PHOTO CAPTION: The Must See Racing field prepares to go racing at Berlin Raceway last August. The tour returns there on Saturday. (Chris Seelman photo)

HOLLY, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro will resume after a weather-induced, month-long break with Saturday’s stop at Berlin Raceway.

Originally scheduled to be the second of two Must See Racing appearances at Berlin this season, the Aug. 10 event will now be the first of that pair, thanks to a rainout of the series’ attempt to race at the seven-sixteenths-mile oval back in early June.

In fact, Saturday’s race will mark just the third race of the year for the asphalt winged 410ci sprint car series, with Jimmy McCune and Jason Blonde claiming the spoils at the first two starts of the year at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway and Birch Run (Mich.) Speedway, respectively.

Due to McCune having engine troubles at Birch Run, the championship picture has been blown wide open, with the four-time champion’s nephew Anthony atop the standings by 10 over Charlie Schultz.

Anthony McCune is still looking for his first-career Must See Racing victory, however, a storyline he hopes will be a moot point following Saturday’s proceedings at Berlin.

“We’ve been close; we just need to seal the deal and catch that last break,” said the younger McCune following the most recent event at Birch Run. “We know we have the speed. Berlin is a place that has been good to us recently, and hopefully, we can turn that good fortune into a victory next time out.”

In order to capture that elusive win, however, Anthony McCune will have to turn back the likes of a field that includes his uncle Jimmy; pavement ace Troy DeCaire; home-state favorite Blonde; series regulars Charlie Schultz, Ryan Litt and Adam Biltz; and Tom Jewell, who finished second at Berlin one year ago.

As of press time, 24 drivers representing seven different states will be in attendance at Berlin.

The Fast Car Dash format will be in effect for the Berlin event, with the top eight cars from qualifying participating in a fully-inverted, eight-lap heat race and a total of $900 in bonus money on the line.

In addition to the Must See Racing sprint cars, the Berlin Raceway 4-cylinders, sportsman and super stock classes will also be on the racing card for the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash.

Pit gates open at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, with hot laps kicking off at 3 p.m., qualifying hitting the track at 5:15 p.m. and feature racing beginning at 6:30 p.m., following the night’s opening ceremonies.

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

 

 

U-Pull U-Save 'Family Night' a Must Attend Event at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (August 7, 2019) - With Oswego Speedway’s regular season winding down, there will be no shortage of special events the next two weeks beginning with Saturday’s fan favorite ‘Family Night’ presented by U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts.

The second annual Family Night will be headlined by Twin 20’s for Pathfinder Bank SBS with each main event awarding full points. The road to the championship also continues for Novelis Supermodifieds while the 350 Supers will be back on the card for the first time since July 20.

Off the race track, there will be plenty of events and activities for children and families including entertainment from ‘Jeff the Magic Man,’ who will spend one hour on ‘strolling’ in the stands, followed by two additional hours of race car themed balloon artistry.

In addition to the balloon animals and strolling magic, face painting will also be offered free of charge in the main grandstands. Jeff the Magic Man will be performing between the hours of 4 and 7pm, and will be present at the driver autograph session held at 5:15 on the front stretch.

At the conclusion of the main events, which will begin with the first Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super Twin followed by the 350 Super feature, the Novelis Supermodified feature, and later the second Small Block Super twin, fireworks will light up the sky in turns three and four.

Grandstand admission for this gigantic program is set at just $20 for GA or $25 for reserved seating. Kids 16 and under will remain FREE for the family friendly event. Seating remains available in climate controlled VIP suites for $75.

Presenting sponsor U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts was established in 2006 to provide an affordable alternative to high priced automotive parts in the Central New York area. Each year, thousands of unwanted vehicles come through their East Syracuse, N.Y. gates for proper recycling.

At twelve acres, U-Pull U-Save’s scrap yards have a revolving inventory of approximately 1500 cars. They empty fluids, remove fuel tanks and parts that can not be resold, aiding to keep the community free of unwanted vehicles while promoting proper recycling practices.

When you need parts for your vehicle, save time and money by searching for used auto parts at U-Pull U-Save Auto Parts. Their self-service auto salvage yard is open seven days a week. For more information, please visit UPullUSaveCNY.com.

Tickets for ‘Family Night’ remain available. To purchase, please phone (315)-342-0646 or email oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

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

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The 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 the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 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, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

 

Cory Turner Ready For Stretch Drive; Kicks Off Championship Chase Friday at Ohsweken

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (August 7, 2019) – After a week off to rest and prepare, Cory Turner is set for a championship push at Ohsweken Speedway and with the Southern Ontario Sprints. The Tillsonburg, Ont. native is eager to get back behind the wheel of his Burger Barn/Ace 1 Construction/Mobil 1 No.13 360 Sprint Car at Ohsweken on Friday, August 9 for the first time since a second-place finish at Brighton Speedway on July 27.

“We’re really looking to finish the year strong,” Turner said. “We have five points nights left at Ohsweken and four points nights left with the SOS and then we have the Nationals.”

At Ohsweken, Turner currently sits fourth in the weekly Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car standings, but remains within striking distance of the top spot with only 25 points separating him from Dylan Westbrook. With the Southern Ontario Sprints, Turner’s deficit is just six points from the number one spot, currently shared between his brother Ryan Turner and Mitch Brown.

“We’re going to give it our best shot to win a couple of championships,” said Turner, the reigning SOS champion. “We’re going to try and finish strong. We’re really looking forward to it.”

Last time he unloaded his No.13, Turner drove to a runner-up result at Brighton. The No.13 has been strong in each of his three starts at Brighton this year where he has scored a pair of victories as well.

“We ran second and had a good car. It just wasn’t quite as good as the last two times we were there,” Turner said of the July 27 race. “The track was faster and there was more moisture than when we went in July. We’re still very happy that we’ve earned two wins and a second-place finish at Brighton so far this year, so we’re really looking forward to going back there for Labour Day weekend.”

Prior to the Brighton event, Turner competed in the Northern Summer Nationals at Ohsweken on July 22-23. On the first night of the event, Turner’s night did not go as planned after he tumbled into the turn three fence in his heat race after starting in ninth.

“They were only taking four out of each heat, so I was thinking ‘I gotta go here,” Turner recalled. “The top opened up and I just hooked the cushion funny with my right front and it tossed me. It made for a long night and busy next day, but my crew did an amazing job and we got the car ready again for the next night.”

On Tuesday, Turner faired much better as he scored a heat race win. Unfortunately come Feature time, the residual effects of Monday’s wreck were felt again when a small mechanical failure caused Turner to drop out of the race. It was disappointing for Turner, to say the least, who had raced from the 10th starting spot to seventh in the first three laps before the problem occurred.

“A $2 part cost us and caused the engine to shut off,” Turner explained. “It worked all night to that point and then it quit. That kind of stuff happens though. We probably would have ended up about there, but it would have been a solid sixth or seventh-place finish against some tough cars. I’m really proud of how resilient our Burger Barn Team was throughout the week.”

For additional information on Turner’s remaining events at Ohsweken Speedway with the Southern Ontario Sprints, visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca.

CORY TURNER 2019 SEASON STATS 13 Cory Turner – 19 Starts: 3 Wins, 8 Top-5s, 12 Top-10s

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North East Motor Sports Museum
MUSEUM TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL LEGENDS DAY

 

LOUDON, NH: The North East Motor Sports Museum (922 Rt 106, Loudon, NH 03307) will host the third annual Legends Day celebration and banner raising, this time to honor three outstanding supermodified race car drivers on October 27th.
This year’s museum feature exhibit is supermodified racing. The museum floor features supers that go back to the early 1960s and includes those driven by this year’s Legends Day honorees. Shea Concrete Products sponsors the event and the exhibit.
Ollie Silva, a four-time winner of New England’s most important race for supers, the Star Classic, is an honoree. He won the Classic race four times and was a four-time New England Super Modified Racing Association (NESMRA) Champion. Silva won feature races from California to Florida, from Ohio to Canada. His style was hard on the gas with his elbows up. He is the all-time top NESMRA feature winner with 179 victories. Silva is deceased.
Bentley Warren is now known as the proprietor of the most successful biker bar in New England, Bentley’s Saloon. Or his huge sand-and-gravel trucking company in Ipswich, MA. But from his teen years through his mid-70s, Bentley was a top-shelf racer who piloted stock cars, sprint cars, and supermodifieds to checkered flags. His racing resume is unmatched: Six-time Oswego Classic winner, six-time Star Speedway Classic winner, twice winner of the Little 500, six-time Oswego champion, four-time ISMA point champion, two-time Indy 500 starter…and so much more. Bentley is a unique personality, a guy who has lived life on the very edge and laughed at danger all the way.
Ed West is a six-time NESMRA champion, winner of 107 NESMRA feature races, second all-time. He was a quiet racer who often started in the back because that’s where the great ones lined up in Eddie’s day and nights behind the wheel. He wasn’t spectacular so when the race neared its end, fans looked around as Westy took the lead and asked each other “Where did he come from?” The two-time URDC season champion won the NESMRA Classic three times.
The ceremony honoring the drivers will be held at the museum on Sunday, October 27th with doors opening at 11am. The event will begin at noon. Tickets are priced at $25 for museum members, $30 for non-members and include a light lunch and access to the museum all day. The museum’s annual meeting will follow the Legends Day ceremonies and is open to all paid museum members.
Be there to see three of New England’s finest race car drivers honored. Watch as banners that will hang permanently from the ceiling are unveiled. Only 200 tickets are available. Buy yours online now, call 603-783-0183 or send payment to North East Motor Sports Museum, 922 Rt 106, Loudon, NH 03307.

About: The North East Motor Sports Museum is owned by the Racing History Preservation Group, a 501-c-3 educational non-profit organization that seeks to discover, preserve and share the history of motorsports in the Northeast. The 10,000 square foot museum opened in 2017 on the grounds of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Rolling Into Knoxville Nationals After Top 10 During Ironman 55 Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 7, 2019) - Kerry Madsen enters the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores seeking his seventh straight year of making the Saturday night A Main.

The Big Game Motorsports driver has qualified for the prestigious main event hosted by Knoxville Raceway a total of 12 times, including eight of the last nine years. His best run was a second-place finish in 2015 to highlight a trio of podiums.

Madsen capped a three-race weekend for the KI Crossbows sponsored team by invading the half-mile oval on Sunday during the 8th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

He qualified second quickest in his group before placing fourth a heat race, second in a B Main and 20th in the main event following a mid-race incident that forced him to restart at the back of the field.

The night provided good laps to prepare for the Knoxville Nationals after spending the previous two nights at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., during the Ironman 55 with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Madsen charged from 17th to 10th, which was tied for the most cars passed in the main event on Friday. He wrapped up the doubleheader with a 12th-place run on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 10 (17).

Aug. 3 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 12 (16).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 20 (21).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 17 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Kraig Kinser Produces Top 10 During Ironman 55 Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (Aug. 7, 2019) - Kraig Kinser highlighted the Ironman 55 weekend with a top-10 performance on Friday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

Kinser kicked off the two-day World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event by qualifying fourth quickest. He then placed second in a heat race and fourth in the dash to line up on the outside of the second row for the A Main.

"It comes down to qualifying and making the dash," he said. "Starting up front helps and that's what we were able to do."

Kinser hustled to a seventh-place result, which was his 15th top 10 of the season.

He returned to the oval on Saturday for the weekend finale. Kinser qualified sixth quickest and ended third in a heat race to line up on the inside of the fifth row for the 55-lap main event.

"I was happy with our early performance and disappointed with our feature results both nights," he said. "We took a swing at the feature and it just wasn't very good. We missed a little on the setup and got off balance a little bit. I made some mistakes, too."

Kinser managed a 16th-place finish during the non-stop race.

His attention now shifts to the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, which runs this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"It's what everyone looks forward to every year," he said. "It's no different for us. We'll try to put our best foot forward and do what we can do. It all starts with your pill draw. Then you have to lay down a good qualifying lap. You try to be as quick as you can every time you hit the track."

Kinser won winged sprint car racing's biggest event in 2005.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 7 (4).

Aug. 3 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 16 (9).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 15 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

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 - Sander Engineering

Sander Engineering, which was established in 1979, manufactures wheels and race car parts. For more information, visit http://www.SanderEngineering.com .

"Sander Engineering has been a part of our family team for a number of years helping us with quality parts," Kinser said. "We really appreciate their support."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Profile by Sanford, Schoenfeld Headers, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, Blud Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Southern Pacific Farms, The Race Shack, Paint by Steve, VanHorn Racing Graphics, Wings Unlimited, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, KSE Racing Products, Crow Enterprises, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Allstar Performance, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Dyer's Top Rods, Racing Optics, Aerodine Composites Group, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Integra Racing Shocks and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: Bergman and Trenca Net Victories

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Aug. 7, 2019) - Seth Bergman and Joe Trenca posted feature triumphs last Friday for Team ILP.

Bergman claimed the Summer Thunder Sprint Series event at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

Trenca earned his first career sprint car win during a Patriot Sprint Tour show at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y.

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

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

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

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

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

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

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

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

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

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

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

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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World of Outlaws Make Annual Appearance at Red River Valley Speedway on August 17

WEST FARGO, N.D. — August 7, 2019 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invades Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., for the third straight season on Saturday, August 17 as Gerdau presents the Duel in the Dakotas.

Donny Schatz won for the fifth time at Red River Valley Speedway last year, taking the lead from David Gravel on lap-23 of the 30-lap contest. Schatz, Gravel and Jacob Allen traded the top spot on three separate occasions.

The late Jason Johnson was victorious in the World of Outlaws return to Red River Valley Speedway in 2017. In that race, Johnson, who won the Knoxville Nationals that same year, held off a hard-charging Kerry Madsen and Schatz for the win.

Brad Sweet currently leads the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series standings by a mere two points over Schatz. Sweet has a series-best 12 wins to go along with 32 top-five finishes. Schatz is second on the strength of seven wins, along with a series-leading 42 top-10 finishes.

David Gravel, who has five wins this season, including most recently in the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Pennsylvania, is third in the standings. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion, who has two wins, is fourth in points. Logan Schuchart is fifth in points, on the strength of four victories.

Shane Stewart, who claimed the $25,000 win in Nashville earlier this season, is sixth in points. Carson Macedo, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, is seventh in points. The Californian has won twice this season. Ian Madsen, who had a win in California in the spring, is eighth in the standings, while Sheldon Haudenschild, who recently won the $20,000 Ironman 55, is ninth in points. Brent Marks rounds out the current top-10. Also on the road again this season are Kraig Kinser, Jacob Allen and Jason Sides.

During the Gerdau Duel in the Dakotas, the NLRA Late Models, making their only visit of the season to Red River Valley Speedway. Last year, veteran Brad Sang won at Red River Valley Speedway, after a thrilling battle with Don Shaw and Schatz, who started on the pole.

Tickets for the Gerdau Duel in the Dakotas, featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and NLRA Late Models at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, August 17 can be purchased in advance online https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Save $5 on General Admission tickets when purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores and at Grand Forks area tickets outlets.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

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TKS Motorsports – Owner’s Notes on the 360 Nationals

Dallas, TX (August 6, 2019) – The TKS Motorsports team made their first attempt at the Knoxville 360 Nationals with driver Jason Solwold behind the wheel of the Casey’s General Stores/Midwest Basement Systems #2KS. Missing the Saturday night A-main by three spots wasn’t quite the result the team was hoping for, but they’re ready to go for their Wednesday night prelim with Austin McCarl back in the seat for Knoxville Nationals!

Last weekend got started in Friday night preliminary actions for the Troy and Tammy Renfro-owned team at the 360 Nationals. Solwold qualified mid-pack in 22nd, before taking third in his heat to earn his way into the 20-lap A-main. Starting on the inside of the seventh row in the feature, Jason would finish the night with a 14th; tallying enough points to land in Saturday’s B-main.

Night one was a case of shaking off the rust, as it was Solwold’s first trip to Knoxville in a few years. “Jason hadn’t raced there for a while,” said Renfro. “He spends most of his season racing on shorter tracks out west with a very different left rear tire. It took a bit to get the balance back at Knoxville and making that adjustment, which left us to do a lot searching around on the qualifying night, but we definitely got better at the end.”

Looking to earn their way into the finale on Saturday night, Solwold and Renfro came together after their hot lap session and decided to make some drastic changes. “We still weren’t satisfied with how the car was feeling after hot laps, so we basically through the kitchen sink at it,” said Troy. “I ended up going with a very old school setup.”

The throwback would get them close to making the transfer, though the night would end in 7th at the close of the B-main. “We actually were pretty good in the B,” said Renfro. “Had there not been a caution, I think we had a chance, but the caution kind of strung out the cars up front and that was the end to our night.”

While not the result the team set out to achieve, Renfro was happy with the weekend and the chance to get some more nights on the track after the early season rainouts. “I was happy overall,” said Troy. “It was a lot of fun to run with Jason and Mike [Anderson]; I’m really looking forward to heading out to Tulare this Fall and work with them at the Trophy Cup.”

Now it’s time for the biggest weekend of the year! Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team will be hitting the track in the Casey’s General Stores/Midwest Basement Systems #2KS for their qualifying night on Wednesday, looking to tally enough points to make the main event on Saturday!

Check out the TKS Motorsports website for the season schedule and more from the TKS team.

TKS Motorsports is thankful for the support from all their loyal sponsors:

Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Midwest Basement Systems, TJ Forged, AL Driveline, All Star Performance, AO Designs, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Billy Bell House Moving, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Capitol Renegade, Chalk Stix Torsion Bars, CIS – www.centraliowasheds.com, Fibreworks Composites, Gail Dielman, Hoosier, HRP, Indy Race Parts, Jersey Freeze, Justice Brothers, KSE Racing Products, Liberty Ready Mix, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Parker Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Slade Shock Technology, Snyder Landscaping & Lawn Care, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Top Flight Wings, Tucker Trucking, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

59th Annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store

Night 1


The 59th Annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store starts tonight with BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night.

Half of the 105 entered teams will battle through qualifying, heat races and features to score the most possible points.

Hot laps start at 7:15pm with heat races beginning at approximately 8:30pm.

Tickets are available for all four nights, or individual nights online, at the ticket office or by calling 641-842-5431.
Start Your Day with Zen and Fun


This year, start each day with a little work out and some fun!

Yoga classes will be provided Wednesday through Friday at 9am on the roof of the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower.

Classes are free with a ticket to that night's races. Or, $10 if you don't have a race ticket.

Your first Mimosa or Manmosa after class is FREE!
Defending Champion Pole Unveil


The tradition continues tonight with the annual Ralph Capitani Avenue of Champions champion pole unveil.

The 2018 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store champion, Brad Sweet, will be on the midway by the ticket office to officially unveil his champion's pole at 5:45pm.

Join him for the unveil, an interview and photos!
MRN's Winged Nation LIVE from the Hercules Tires Stage


Join Winged Nation hosts Steve Post and Erin Evernham tonight for the live Winged Nation show from the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage behind the ticket office.

Tonight's guests include defending champion Brad Sweet and his team owner Kasey Kahne, PA Posse star Lance Dewease, the Capitani Classic winner David Gravel and more!

Winged Nation will be on the stage every night from 6-7pm.
Brad Sweet - Defending Champion Signature Drink


While you're at the Nationals, try this year's signature drink: "The Big Cat"!

This drink was chosen specifically from the defending champion himself: Vodka, Ginger Ale and a splash of cranberry juice. AND, it comes in a limited edition cup for just $6!

This drink is ONLY available at the track's liquor stands and the cups are only available while supplies last.
Post-Race Concert Line-Up


When the checkered flag waves tonight, don't rush home or to your hotel! Head to the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage for "The Boys" live in concert!

This week's post-race concert line-up includes:
The Boys - Wednesday
CTRL+C - Thursday
After Shock - Friday
Tim Dugger - Saturday
Congratulations to Our 2019 Queen and Her Court


Sidney Nivens of Holts Summit, Mo., will reign over the 2019 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

Nivens was named Queen following the annual Queens contest last night.

Mayson Seeman is 1st runner-up; Abby Liechty is second runner-up and Ellen Koch was named Miss Congeniality.

The Queen and her court will participate in activities throughout the week at the track. (Photo courtesy of KNIA/KRLS.)
TOMORROW: Don't Miss the PA Posse Party


Tomorrow, join us for the first ever PA Posse Party at the Knoxville Nationals!

The party will be held at Peace Tree Brewing Company, just 3/4 mile from the track from 3-5pm. $1 from every beer sold during the event will go to the Greg Hodnett Foundation!

We're going all out PA for the event, with Pennsylvania-themed snacks, a limited edition IPA Posse beer, and a porch-themed photo opp for our friends who "left the porch"!

Jeremy Elliott with SprintCarUnlimited.com will host a live podcast with Knoxville Nationals champion Bobby Allen, drivers Jacob Allen, Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease, Brent Marks and more!

AND...Wade Aunger will be on-site having a little fun with our Knoxville Raceway simulator!

Don't miss out...and you don't have to be POSSE to join in on the fun!
Upcoming Events at Knoxville Raceway


Mark your calendars for these special events coming up at Knoxville Raceway:

August 7 - Tony Stewart Foundation KARTAPALOOZA at 10am at S.ideways Karting Center

August 7 - Great Southern Bank Kid Zone opes at 3pm near the pit windows in Turn 4

August 7 - Brad Sweet Champion Pole Unveil at 5:45pm near the ticket office

August 7 - MRN's Winged Nation live from the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage at 6pm

August 7 - BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night with Hot Laps Beginning at 7:15pm

August 7 - Post Race Concert with "The Boys" on the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage

August 8 - Yoga on the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower Roof at 9am

August 8 - PA Posse Party at Peace Tree Brewing Company Downtown from 3-5pm

August 8 - F.O.E. Qualifying Night with Hot Laps Beginning at 7:15pm

 

 

Jodie Robinson Wins SCCT Debut; Legends Night On Tap Saturday

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Merced, CA)- With the waiving of the checkered flag on Saturday night in Merced, CA it was 16 year old Jodie Robinson celebrating with a wing dance as he won the inaugural Sprint Car Challenge Tour event at Merced Speedway.

In an action packed night of racing, Robinson bested the stout field of 34 entrants for her first ever winged sprint car victory. Robinson was able to fend off Justyn Cox, Kyle Hirst, DJ Netto, and Kaleb Montgomery to grab the very popular win.

Nathan Rolfe kicked the night off by establishing quick time, and heat race wins went to Netto, Hirst, Zane Blanchard, and Tim Kaeding.

Jodie Robinson would win the Dash, and Bradley Terrell would win the night’s B Main.

Mini Stock action would see Shawn Depriest roar to the win over Gene Glover, Lucy Falkenberg, Lee Ragsdale, and Andy Boydstun.

Timmy Crews took top honors in Mini Late Model action. He got the best of Carson Guthrie, Riley Jeppesen, Logan Clay, and Anthony Brinster.

Saturday night at Merced Speedway marks Legends Night and another round of the Highway 99 Challenge. On the racing card with be both the IMCA Modifieds and Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and Mini Stocks with the action going green at 7pm.

Tickets for this show will be $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, Kids 12 and under will be just $5, and those little ones five and under will be admitted at no cost.

STAY CONNECTED- Keep up with the happenings at Merced Speedway by clicking over to www.mercedspeedway.net or by ‘Liking’ https://www.facebook.com/mercedspeedway/ on Facebook.

Merced Speedway is located at 900 Martin Luther King Drive Merced, CA 95341.

 

 

Blake Carrick Bags Another Top Five in Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Fresh off of a Top-Five run at Placerville Speedway, Blake Carrick had another good weekend of racing in California highlighted by a fifth place run on Friday night in Chico, CA.

“It was a really good weekend of racing,” Blake Carrick said. “We were in the mix up front on Friday night, and on Saturday in Merced, CA we had a good run going until a late tangle relegated us to the back.”

Checking in at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Carrick timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B entry in third quickest in time trials. Moving into the ‘Fast Dash’, Carrick would slip back to finish third which placed him 10th on the starting grid in the feature event.

Slicing and dicing his way through the field, Carrick would work through the Top-10, and find himself all the way up into the fourth position. Continuing to work in fourth, a slew of green-white-checkered finishes would cost him a position as he would slip to finish fifth on this night.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Merced Speedway where Carrick would make his first ever appearance to the central California bullring.

With 34 cars in the field, Carrick timed in third fastest in his group and found himself on the front row of his heat race.

Battling with Cole Macedo up front in the early laps of the race, a surging Kyle Hirst would make his way past Carrick as he would finish third and transfer directly into the 35-lap feature event.

Lining up 14th in the ‘A’, Carrick would take a liking to the slick surface as he was able to work his way into the Top-10 and up into the seventh position.

Getting together with another car, Carrick would give up his Top-10 position. Working his way back forward, the Lincoln, CA driver capped his night with a 12th place finish.

“Big thanks to all of my guys for continuing to work hard for me, give me a good car, and help me improve,” Carrick said. “Looking forward to getting back up to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be back in action at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-32, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-8

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

 

 

Brian Brown Racing and FVP Ink Multiple-Year Extension of Partnership

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Aug. 7, 2019) - Brian Brown Racing is thrilled to announce a multiple-year extension to its partnership with FVP.

"FVP and its family of brands has been with us since 2008," Brian Brown said. "To extend our partnership beyond our 10-year mark is something you don't see very often in racing and that's something we're proud of. We want to help them continue to grow and we look forward to the next few years with them and a lot more trips to Victory Lane."

FVP is built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service. FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

The FVP brand started with competitively priced OEM quality batteries, filters, and radiators for cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. FVP now proudly offers a full line of batteries for all of your automotive, RV, boating, commercial and lawn & garden needs. FVP also offers a wide array of condensers, hub assemblies, motor oil, oil filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, transmission filters, antifreeze, DEF, and chemicals.

FVP products are verified, proven, and built to the industry's highest quality standards. Visit http://www.FVPparts.com to learn more.

"FVP is excited to continue our long-time relationship with sprint car driver Brian Brown," FVP Sr. Director of Marketing Amber Misunas said. "Brian has been a loyal supporter of the FVP brand over the years and truly represents who FVP is and what it stands for. Thank you Brian and team for trusting FVP with all of your automotive needs on and off the track."

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 5 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 30 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

About FVP -

FVP is built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service. FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

The FVP brand started with competitively priced OEM quality batteries, filters, and radiators for cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. FVP now proudly offers a full line of batteries for all of your automotive, RV, boating, commercial and lawn & garden needs. FVP also offers a wide array of condensers, hub assemblies, motor oil, oil filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, transmission filters, antifreeze, DEF, and chemicals.

FVP products are verified, proven, and built to the industry's highest quality standards. Visit http://www.FVPparts.com to learn more.

 

 

Renway Energy Christmas in August Headlines Friday Night Excitement at Ohsweken on August 9

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 7, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway gets back to its regular schedule of Friday Night Excitement on Friday, August 9 as Renway Energy presents Christmas in August. On the track, all four of Ohsweken’s weekly divisions will be in action, including the return of the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars while the Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will also be battling for a trip to Mr. Transmission Victory Lane.

As part of the track’s annual Christmas in August night, fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to help support underprivileged children at Christmastime. Santa Claus will be on hand at the track to help collect all purchased toys. All fans who bring a new, unwrapped toy will receive half price adult admission and will enter the speedway for $7.

Regular adult admission is just $14 while Seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) are only $10. Kids aged 7-12 are only $3 and Kids 6 and under are free. Race time is 7:30pm. The pit gates open at 5:00pm before the main grandstand opens at 6:00pm. For the full schedule of Ohsweken Speedway events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprints Cars

The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars will return to action this week for the first time since the Northern Summer Nationals on July 23. The track was closed on July 26 and the 360 Sprint Cars were given the night off on August 2 to allow drivers to compete in the Knoxville 360 Nationals. Dylan Westbrook was the only full-time Ohsweken regular to visit Knoxville. Westbrook timed in 14th-fastest of the 55 cars in attendance on his qualifying night before finishing the night with a sixth-place result in the B-Main. He finished the week with a seventh-place finish in the C-Main during the final night on Saturday.

Entering the first 360 Sprint Car race of August at Ohsweken, Westbrook is the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak points leader with a narrow six-point gap over Mack DeMan. Westbrook has four wins to DeMan’s single victory, but the latter has the edge with an extra top-10 finish, nine in total, in 10 starts. Jim Huppunen remains very much a part of the championship conversation for the 360 Sprint Cars as he sits just nine points off the lead and only three points back of Westbrook. Huppunen has been dynamite since transitioning the famous Glenn Styres Racing No.0 in mid-June. Tilsonburg’s Cory Turner remains in championship contention just 25 points off the lead while his brother Ryan Turner rounds out the top-five in the standings.

Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Cars

And then there was one. After his second-place finish last week, Lucas Smith remains the only driver in the Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet Crate Sprint Car division who has qualified for and started all 10 feature races this season. Entering this week’s action, Smith just three points back of Jesse Costa for the division point lead. Costa drove from 15th to an impressive third-place result last Friday night, sixth top-five of the season. Costa has also qualified for every feature this year, but mechanical problems on opening night prevented him from competing in the race.

After scoring his second win of the season last Friday night, Nick Sheridan has moved into third in the championship standings and sits just 15 points back of the championship lead. Steven Beckett slipped back to fourth in the standings, but still remains very much in the mix with only a 20-point gap separating him from the top. Rounding out the top-five is Beamsville’s Paul Klager.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Dave Bailey’s 10th straight top-five finish has allowed him to build a 50-point lead in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock division. Bailey’s fellow Hagersville native Trevor DeBoer occupies the second spot and holds a 30-point advantage over third-place Ryan Beagle. Beagle’s gap back to fourth-place Logan Shwedyk of Jerseyville is 16 points. Rounding out the top-five is Caistor Centre, Ont. native Jim Lampman who has recorded three top-five finishes this season and is 18 points arrear of Shwedyk.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

In the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division, Kyle Wert has a slim nine-point lead over Tim DeBoer for the championship lead. Wert has scored four wins this season, while Tim DeBoer has been incredibly consistent with nine top-10 finishes in 10 starts. The other half of the DeBoer Autosport stable is Dusty DeBoer, who currently sits third in the standings, so points back of Tim. Tristan DaSilva is another 20 points back of Dusty DeBoer in fourth and completing the top-five is Wayde Thorne, who is 67 points back of the lead and 18 markers behind DaSilva. _________________

About Renway Energy: Renway Fuels & Lubricants offers a comprehensive line of petroleum products including fuels (gasoline, diesel, furnace oil, stove oil, and propane), lubricants (agricultural, commercial, industrial, and automotive), and filters (oil, fuel, air, and hydraulic). Renway Heating & Cooling is a complete residential and light commercial heating (oil, natural gas, and propane), air conditioning, sheet metal fabrication, and ventilation contractor. This family-owned business prides itself on providing quality products coupled with professional, courteous service you can rely on. Renway’s continued success is built on customer satisfaction, and Renway has returned as the official fuel supplier of Ohsweken Speedway for 2015. Drop by the Renway office at 56 Henry Street in Brantford, call them at 519-752-6777 or toll free at 1-888-553-5550, and check out their website at www.Renway.ca.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Prepares For Challenge Events With NRA as they Return To Michael's Mercer Raceway and Eriez Speedway

(Mercer, PA) With only four full point races remaining, the quest for the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour championship continues through the Western part of our 2019 season schedule with the tour returning to two familiar tracks, Michael's Mercer Raceway and Eriez Speedway.

This will be the first time since 2017 the series returns to Mercer and it will be since 2016 they return to Eriez. In addition to this reappearance, it will be a challenge event with the National Racing Association (NRA) Sprint Invaders, a sprint car series primarily based in Ohio but visits facilities also in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Michigan.

Picking up his first career Patriot Sprint Tour win last Friday at Outlaw, Joe Trenca has closed the gap on point leader Davie Franek. Only 22 points separate the two drivers heading into this weekend.

This will only be Franek’s second start at both race tracks, however a ninth place finish at Mercer and a second place finish at Eriez both back in 2016 provides a load of motivation for the New Jersey driver to get back in the win column for the first time since July 12.

Trenca on the other hand will be making his third start at each race track with uneven results between the two as he has a pair of top tens at Mercer but a 12th place finish and DNS at Eriez.

On the outside looking in for a 2019 championship is Harding, PA’s Jordan Thomas. Thomas will also be making his second career start at Mercer (10th in 2017) and his first ever attempt at Eriez. Thomas has been strong as of late, despite no wins, he has podium finishes at Woodhull, Cornwall, and Outlaw on two separate instances.

For the NRA Sprint Invaders, they also have a battle brewing for their 2019 championship between Randy Hannagan and Jared Hortsman. Only ten points separate the top two point getters going into this weekend.

A huge contributor to the series visits to Western PA tracks is Scott Bonnell and his businesses Bonnell’s Collision Center and Bonnell’s Rod Shop, both of Fairview, Pennsylvania.

Bonnell’s Collision has been Erie County’s trusted collision repair center since 1985. Light or major damage repair, Bonnell’s will get it taken care of. For more info, you can visit Bonnellscollision.com for more information.

Bonnell’s Rod Shop has been the series sponsor for the Four Laps of Fame Dash for Cash for the last two seasons. From full restoration work to media blasting and CNC Plasma cutting, they have the services to help you. Their versatile staff has extensive experience in all aspects of the automotive culture. Racing, Hot Rods, Custom Cars and Trucks of all kinds flow through the blood within all their staff. Please visit bonnellsrodshop.com.

This will be the eighth time the tour has ever visited the Mercer PA facility. There has never been a repeat winner in the seven times the series has visited as Mike Lutz, Dave Ely, Jamie Martin, Danny Holtgraver, Jared Zimbardi, Kyle Drum and most recently Scott Kreutter have once been crowned victors at the track.

Under new ownership of Dave Alexander this season, the series will be returning to Eriez in Hammett, PA for the first time since 2016. This will be the 17th visit for the tour with several drivers gracing victory lane on multiple occasions through out the years. It is also where five time PST American series champion Jared Zimbardi scored his first win back in 2007. Other PST winners include Scott Bonnell, John Schuyler, Chuck Hebing, Trevor Lewis, Bryan Howland, Bubba Broderick, Tim Kelly, George Suprick, Paige Polyak, Sammy Reakes, Justin Barger, Mark Smith and three time winner, Scott Kreutter.

This weekend will run under the PST format which is open draw for heats and passing points will determine the qualifying for the 25 lap A-Main. PST members will only be racing against PST members. For example, if the highest finishing Patriot driver finishes third, they will be scored with first place points.

It will be an exciting return to two staple Patriot Sprint Tour facilities this weekend with only four point races remaining. Please be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com for more information or by visiting our social media platforms; facebook, Instagram and twitter.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Ground Control Lawn and Scow LLC, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

 

 

3RD OF 4 STRAIGHT WEEKS OF "410" SPRINT CARS AT SHARON SATURDAY FOR ANOTHER $3000 PAYDAY PART OF THE MENARDS "SUPER SERIES"; STOCKS, RUSH MODS & ECONO MODS ALSO PART OF "BILL KIRILA MEMORIAL"

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH August 6, 2019 After yet another successful Menards "Super Series" event last Saturday night featuring the "410" Sprint Cars, Sharon Speedway will do it all over again this Saturday night (August 10) for the annual "Bill Kirlia Memorial" on Kams Electric Service Night as part of the 90th anniversary season. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars will be featured in their third of four straight appearances and they will be joined by the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. Race time is 7 p.m.

Bill Kirila was one of the owners of Sharon with his brother Ron along with the Blaney and Weller Families when the track changed ownership in 2002. Kirila of nearby Brookfield, Ohio passed away after an extended illness on June 23, 2006 at the age of 68. He was a graduate of Brookfield Ohio School and went on to become the Vice President of Kirila Contractors. Each year, the "Bill Kirila Memorial" is held in remembrance.

The "410" Sprint Cars have put on six tremendous shows this year with Cole Duncan withstanding the challenges of Tony Stewart for the $3,000 FAST-sanctioned victory that came over an excellent field of 43 cars back on May 11. A.J. Flick then out-dueled George Hobaugh for the $3,000 non-sanctioned win on May 18. After 10 straight different winners, Dave Blaney ended the streak picking up the June 29 $3,000 win for his 30th career "410" victory at Sharon. Brother Dale Blaney then won his first "Lou Blaney Memorial" on July 6 in the $6,000 to-win All Star Circuit of Champions-sanctioned event. The "Buckeye Bullett" put the Blaney name in victory lane for the third straight race as he won a thriller over Dan Shetler and Chad Kemenah on July 27. This past Saturday saw Kemenah break into victory lane for the first time in 2019 out-dueling early leader Dan McCarron then Carl Bowser late for the $3,000 payday.

Last year, the "410" Sprint Car events had at least 29 cars present every night with eight different winners in eight events, while there's been five different winners in six 2019 events with at least 29 cars on hand each night as well!

Saturday will utilize the hot lap/group qualifying format that has been used at all "Super Series" Sprint Car events the last two years. Two to three cars will qualify at a time only amongst their heat race group. The fastest four in each heat will be inverted with the top three redrawing plus the fastest transferring non-top three finisher if there are three heats or the top two plus the two fastest transferring non-top two finishers if there are four heats. The B main will be lined up heads up on heat race finishes. Heat and B main finish(es) will complete the 24-car starting lineup. Mufflers are not required and there are no registration or entry fees.

The Stock Cars continue to produce strong car counts with over full fields of cars each night allowing them to race for the $700 to-win purse structure. Curt J. Bish joined Chris Schneider as repeat winners in the Gibson Insurance Agency-sponsored division. On June 29, Bish ended a four-year winless drought, and on Saturday won for the second time in three races. Schneider meanwhile won the $2,000 2018 "Apple Festival Nationals" make-up on May 11 then captured the July 27 show. Other winners this season include Bobby Whitling on May 18 when he ended a seven-year Sharon winless drought and Chris McGuire on June 8. Bish has taken over the points lead by two ahead of McGuire, the defending Gibson Insurance Agency champion. Shaun Hooks, Paul Davis, and Andy Thompson are third through fifth in points.

After a successful first of three Touring Series events that brought out 28 cars last Saturday night, the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will return for a weekly event on Saturday night. Garrett Krummert picked up the $600 special as he returned to victory lane for the second time this season in his first appearance since winning on June 8.

Rob Kristyak, also a two-time winner, entered the night as both the Tour and Sharon points leader, but that got derailed due to a hard heat race crash that ended his night. Kole Holden, who won his first feature in nearly years on July 27 since his 2017 championship season, is the new points lead. Holden leads Chas Wolbert, also a two-time 2019 winner, by 20 in the HTMA/Precise Racing Products standings with Kristyak just two more points back in third as Tony Tatgenhorst and Jacob Jordan complete the top five in points.

At the end of the night, the "Wheelman" Non-Winners race presented by Ohio Intra Express and C&R Tire will take place. To date there have been five different winners in six races. Cameron Nastasi was the most recent winner last Saturday night and has ascended to second in points as he trails Jacob Wolfe by nine. One-time winner, Amelia Clay, is third.

The Econo Mods finally had their first repeat winner of 2019 last Saturday night as Dustin DeMattia performed the honors. In fact, it was the second year racer's second straight win! DeMattia can start no better than 12th in the feature on Saturday night as he looks for the hat trick. Other winners this season include Kyle Miller, who won his biggest career race worth $750 on May 11, Ty Rhoades the following week for the regular season opener, and Eric Wilson in an Elite Series event. With Rhoades MIA on Saturday, DeMattia has taken over the Summit Racing Equipment points lead for the first time in his career as he has a 19-point advantage on Rhoades. Andy Buckley is just two more points back in third over last year's champion, Jacob Eucker, and veteran racer Gary Robinson.

Pits will be open throughout the afternoon on Saturday with pit passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while the main grandstands open at 5. Drivers meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by Sprint engine starts at 6:15 and group qualifying at 6:30. Heat races are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $13, while senior citizens are $10. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be reserved on race night in the track office. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE! Pit passes are $30. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

Coming up on August 17 will be second and final appearance by the FAST Series for the "410" Sprint Cars in a $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start event. The Menards "Super Series" event will also include the rescheduled "Bickerstaff Cup" Series race #3 for the Outlaw Mods paying $1,200 to-win, the RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series for their "Manufacturers Night", RUSH Sprint Cars, and Econo Mods. Race time is 7 p.m.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter @sharonspdwy.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Qualifies for Preliminary Night A Main During 360 Knoxville Nationals Debut

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 6, 2019) - Kaleb Johnson made the A Main during his preliminary night and he gained valuable experience throughout his My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals debut last weekend.

"Overall, it went pretty well," he said. "We didn't get the finish we would've liked, but I thought we didn't do too bad considering the competition and the little amount of experience we have there. We just went to have some fun and gain some experience."

Johnson's 360 Knoxville Nationals didn't appear to get off to a promising start on his preliminary night last Friday. He drew the 46th qualifying spot out of 54 cars. Typically the track slows down during qualifying so going out late isn't preferable.

"I was worried a bit after I learned we were going out late in qualifying," he said. "I messed up going into turn one on my first lap and I knew I had to correct that on my second lap to have a decent time, which I was able to do. We timed 24th and I was really happy with that."

Johnson's qualifying effort was quick enough to place him in the heat race inversion, slotting him in the outside front row starting spot.

"I knew our heat race would be tough, especially with the guys we were racing against," he said. "Our goal was to make it to the A Feature, which meant to finish in the top four. We ran second for a couple of laps before Paul McMahan got by me. After that I was able to maintain third and that's where we finished. Even though I went back a spot, I was pretty happy to make the preliminary night A Main."

Johnson started 15th in the night's main event.

"The feature didn't go as well as we'd hoped," he said. "We tried something that we hadn't tried before with our 360 car. My lack of experience at Knoxville didn't help either. I just wasn't very good and got lapped about halfway through the race. I eventually just pulled in to get out of the leaders' way."

Johnson's point total positioned him in the fifth starting spot in Saturday night's C Main.

"I knew it would be a tough race," he said. "There were a lot of good drivers in the race and I think all of them had more experience in a 360 than me.

"I thought I got a decent start, although I got passed by a couple of cars early in the race. It took me a long time to get around a car. While I was trying to do that a number of cars got by me. After that I just kind of rode around toward the back.

"We're a really young team and we're all learning together. I was satisfied with how our weekend went and I think we learned a lot."

Johnson will spend this week as a spectator at the 410 Knoxville Nationals before returning to action in his 305 and 360 sprint cars on Aug. 17 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: DNF (15).

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 18 (5).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 0 wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 17 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and MSTS 360 Sprint Cars and Heartland Steel IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.kalebjohnsonracing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalebJohnsonRacing22

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - GRP Motorsports

GRP Motorsports, owned and managed by Greg Parent, supports and sponsors cars, drivers and auto racing events throughout the Upper Midwest.

"Greg is a huge supporter of racing and I feel very fortunate to have his name on our cars again this year," Johnson said. "We appreciate what he does for racing and especially for the support he gives us."

Johnson would also like to thank Medical Machining Specialists, Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Kat's Hog Heaven, DeBerg Concrete, Snyder Logging and Tree Service, Sea Foam Products, The Ron Weber Team, TL Racing, Big Al's Diecast, Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans, Dave's Lawn Care and Landscaping and Last Deck for their continued support.

 

 

World of Outlaws make Second Visit of 2019 to River Cities Speedway on August 16

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — August 6, 2019 — The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make their second and final visit of the season to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. N.D., on Friday, August 16 for the running of the 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour. In June, Logan Schuchart was victorious to score his first win the high-banked bullring.

Donny Schatz has been the dominant driver at River Cities Speedway over the years, racking up 11 wins in 24 races. The 10-time and defending series champion swept both races at the track last year and has visited victory lane in seven of the last eight Outlaws races at the venue. Schatz has finished in the top-10 in all 24 of the previous main events contested by the series at the track, with 22 of those being top-five performances, including a fourth-place showing in June, after starting 11th.

A total of 10 drivers have won with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway, dating back to 2007. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion, along with David Gravel and Kraig Kinser are all past winners at the track, who will be in action on August 16.

Brad Sweet leads the World of Outlaws into River Cities Speedway, as he holds a scant two-point lead over Schatz. Sweet leads the series with 12 victories this season as well 32 top-five finishes. Schatz has won seven times and leads the series with 42 top-10 finishes in 46 races.

David Gravel, who has five wins this season, is currently third in the standings, 118 points out of the lead. Daryn Pittman, who opened the season with a pair of wins in Florida, back in February, is fourth in points. Logan Schuchart is fifth in points, on the strength of four wins.

Shane Stewart, who won earlier this season at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville is sixth in points, with Carson Macedo, who has two wins in seventh. Ian Madsen, who won earlier this season, during the West Coast Swing is eighth, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild, who has a pair of wins, in ninth and Brent Marks 10th. Also on the Outlaws trail this season are veteran drivers Kraig Kinser, Jacob Allen and Jason Sides.

In action along with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will be the NLRA Late Model Series. Donny Schatz was victorious in June, when the NLRA joined the World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway. The North Dakota native most recently won with the NLRA at his home track of Nodak Speedway in Minot on August 4.

Tickets for the 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 16 can be purchased in advance online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023, as well at ticket outlets in the Grand Forks area and at the track on race day. Save $5 on General Admission tickets, when purchased at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts locations.

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Giovanni Scelzi Rallies During 360 Knoxville Nationals Before Earning Podium at Capitani Classic

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 6, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi improved throughout last weekend at Knoxville Raceway, which hosted its first of two straight huge weekends of action.

Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen opened the competition on Friday by qualifying seventh quickest out of more than 50 competitors during a preliminary night for the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Scelzi then gained a position in a heat race to finish fourth and lock directly into the A Main.

"We timed good for how late we went out and we got a transfer in the heat race, which is crucial," he said. "That put us in a great position for the main event."

Scelzi started third and ran in that position for most of the race. Traffic began to play a role for the top competitors during the second half of the feature and Scelzi was involved in a wild four-way battle for the lead in the closing stage when contact with another driver broke the steering in his sprint car.

"(James) McFadden got underneath me and we got together," he said. "I had a run underneath and he closed the door. It was a racing deal. It sheered the steering arm off and then we went straight into the fence."

Scelzi was unable to restart the race and he was credited with a 23 rd-place finish. That relegated him to the fifth starting position in the B Main on Saturday. However, Scelzi didn't run in that position long as he powered to the victory to garner a transfer into the back of the main event.

Scelzi continued to march forward throughout the 25-lap feature, rallying from 21st to an 11th-place outing.

"We broke the frame (during Friday's crash) so it was debate if we'd race," he said. "We got it fixed and it was good. We hot lapped good and won the B Main from fifth. A race that's only 25 laps is pretty short. Everyone gets going the same speed so it's hard to make a lot of moves. It was a good overall finish. We had a really maneuverable race car. We could run the top, bottom and middle. Last year we backed up in the Saturday main event and this year we went forward so it was good."

Scelzi took another step forward on Sunday at Knoxville Raceway during the 8th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. A whopping 77 drivers tackled the final tune-up for the Knoxville Nationals and Scelzi started on a strong note by qualifying sixth quickest in his group of nearly 40 racers. He then picked up a position in a heat race to finish second and earn a spot into the pole shuffle. Scelzi won a round before dropping his second round, lining him up fifth for the main event.

"It's a very tough race with almost 80 cars," he said. "We qualified good and had a good heat. We won the first round of the pole shuffle. We almost got by Brad (Sweet) in the second round and we were in a good spot starting fifth in the main. I got right into third. I challenged Brian (Brown) and David (Gravel). I think I got by them both once. Late in the race I made a mistake and almost got into the fence. I jumped the cushion, but was able to save it."

Scelzi maneuvered forward and again was part of a three-driver battle for the win in the closing stage before he ended third.

"That's as close as you get to the Knoxville Nationals with that many good cars and the quantity of cars," he said. "We're in about as good of a place as we can be."

Next up is the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, which is held at Knoxville Raceway this Wednesday through Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 23 (3).

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 1 (5); Feature: 11 (21).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (3); Pole shuffle: 5 (5); Feature: 3 (5).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 5 wins, 14 top fives, 25 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

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 - K&N Filters

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"K&N Filters gives our motors the maximum performance they can possibly have," Scelzi said. "They are the best product on the market and we've enjoyed getting to know everyone at K&N throughout the years."

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

 

 

Starks Aiming to Add Luck to Fast Race Car as Knoxville Nationals Nears

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 6, 2019) - Trey Starks is seeking a bit of luck during the second half of Iowa Speedweek.

The Gobrecht Motorsports competitor has had a fast sprint car without much fortune throughout four races in a five-day span.

"The way I look at it is we've had good speed, but haven't had things go our way," he said. "If we can get that to turn around we'll be in good shape."

Starks started on a strong note with a fifth-place qualifying effort last Thursday during his preliminary night of the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank at Knoxville Raceway. He then maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in a heat race to lock into the main event, which he started sixth.

"We had a muffler fall off when we were running seventh," he said. "When that happens on a big track like that it makes everything sound really goofy. I thought we were having engine troubles so I pulled off. In hindsight if I'd known it was the muffler I would have kept running."

The DNF relegated Starks to Saturday's B Main. He battled for one of the four transfer positions into the main event throughout the race before ending fifth, which was one spot shy of advancing.

"We got a bad start and into the fence," he said. "We lost a few spots and battled back from ninth or 10th. I came up just a few car lengths short at the line to earn a transfer. That was a bummer. We knew we had speed, just the circumstances were unfortunate."

The team shifted gears on Sunday, putting in a 410ci engine to tackle the 8 th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. Starks timed in 28th quickest in his group before placing 11th in a heat race and 14th in a B Main.

"We had some issues impeding our speed," he said. "We changed a bunch of things around for the B Main, but by that point it's too late. There are too many good cars."

Starks' best run came the following night at Southern Iowa Speedway during the 24th annual Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting. He qualified 10th quickest before maneuvering from fourth to second place in a heat race. That earned a spot into the King of the Hill event, which lined Starks up seventh for the main event.

"We had some of our speed back and we ran around the top 10 all night before we ran out of fuel with a few laps remaining," he said. "That's not something that we want, but we know why we ran out. We should have had a 33-gallon tank on the car. It was just a mistake that could be avoided, but we're pleased with the speed we had."

Starks was credited with an 18th-place result.

He will return to action Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour before tackling the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, which is Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 22 (6).

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 5 (4).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 11 (10); B Main: 14 (18).

Aug. 5 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 2 (4); King of the Hill: 4 (4); Feature: 18 (7).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 9 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

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Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

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 .

"I've been working with J&J Auto Racing for several years and they build the best product around," Starks said.

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank E-Z-GO, FK Rod Ends, Champion Brands, Golf Cart Services, 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.

 

 

Daniel Posts Career-Best 360 Knoxville Nationals Result

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 6, 2019) - Mason Daniel produced a career-best performance at the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank last weekend at Knoxville Raceway.

Daniel kicked off the marquee 360ci winged sprint car event by qualifying 23rd quickest before he won a heat race to open Friday's preliminary action. That locked Daniel into the main event.

"We struggled a bit with qualifying," he said. "I think the car was good. I just made some mistakes. We started second in the heat race and me and Brady Bacon went at it for the lead the first couple of laps. I was able to pull away and get the win to make some points up.

"(In the feature) I was stagnant and couldn't make a lot happen. I never could seem to make up any ground. It was a struggle to find the best place to run."

Daniel's 13th-place result slotted him 28th in overall points out of more than 90 competitors. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row in the B Main on Saturday. Daniel charged to a third-place showing, which earned a transfer into the final row of the 25-lap A Main.

"I had a really good start and got up to third," he said. "In the main event we were good on the start again and passed a bunch of cars. I was up to 12th or 13th and made a mistake, which cost us. I caught one driver running the bottom. I went to the top and couldn't make a head of steam. I went to the bottom and missed on entry. That allowed two cars to get by me. After that it was about finding the right line again."

Daniel's 16th-place finish topped last year's result of 17 th.

The team also raced at Knoxville Raceway on Sunday during the 8 th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. Daniel timed in 23rd quickest in his group, advanced two positions to place sixth in a heat race and ended the night 16 th in a B Main.

"We didn't have the night we wanted, but it was nice to get back in a 410 at Knoxville and get used to what it will be like this week," he said. "We have a better game plan of what I need to do to make it into the show."

The 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores runs this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 13 (14).

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 3 (8); Feature: 16 (23).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 16 (14).

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

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 has been a big part of our program the last couple of years," Daniel said. "We're grateful for their support and look forward to a lot of success together."

Daniel would like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer, BTC Bank, King Racing Products, QA1 Rod Ends, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wings Unlimited, Bell Helmets, Golden State Peterbilt, Fresno Truck Center and Suncrest Bank for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Motorsports Heading Into Knoxville Nationals With Momentum

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 6, 2019) - Sides Motorsports is entering the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores with momentum.

Tim Kaeding produced a great night on Sunday during the 8th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, charging to a top-10 result from deep in the field at Knoxville Raceway. It was the final tune-up prior to the Nationals, which runs this Wednesday through Saturday.

"He made the best of it," team owner Jason Sides said. "We know he knows how to get around there and he got better as the night went on."

Kaeding qualified 21st quickest in his group. He then rallied from seventh to fourth place in a heat race, which was one position shy of making the A Main. That relegated him to the 12th starting spot in a B Main.

"We didn't have a real good qualifying run and we missed it by one in the heat," Sides said. "He got more laps. The heat is only eight laps where the B Main was 12. With the couple of extra laps he got by those cars and continued to move forward each time he was on the track."

Kaeding rallied to win the consolation race and earn a transfer into the back of the main event. He then powered from 20th to a sixth-place finish, which marked the team's 10th top 10 of the season.

Both Kaeding and Sides will compete at Knoxville Raceway this week during the Knoxville Nationals.

Sides raced with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series last Friday and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., during the Ironman 55. Both nights played out the same and ended with a rally from 20th to 15th in the main event.

"Qualifying is everything right now," Sides said. "If you qualify in the back you'll start in the back of everything. We need to qualify a little better."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 15 (20).

Aug. 3 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 15 (20).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 4 (7); B Main: 1 (12); Feature: 6 (20).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

65 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 10 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

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

 

 

PATRIOT 360 SPRINTS TAKE ON THE NRA SPRINTS IN THE “SPRINT SLUGFEST” AS THEY INVADE MICHAEL’S MERCER RACEWAY SATURDAY AUGUST 10 2019.

By Jim Balentine Jr.

As the calendar rolls into August the Mike Emhoff led Patriot 360 CI sprint tour invades Michael’s Mercer Raceway for the first time since 2017 when Scott Kruetter defeated a field of 18. As a bonus the Ron Hammons lead NRA Sprint Invaders out of Central Ohio will be on the card as well to take on our locals in the battle of Ohio/Pa and New York. Also on the card will be the Deihl Ram Big Block Modifieds, the Turn 4 Toilet FASTRAK Modifieds, the Barris Supply Mod Lites, and the Ray’s racing Collectables/Eperthener Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks. It will be a regular point night for all divisions except the Sprints.

The Patriot 360 Sprints have appeared at Mercer 7 times in their history with 7 different winners. Besides Scott Kruetter, Kyle Drum, Jared Zembardi, Danny Holtgraver, Jamie Martin, Dave Ely, and Mike Lutz who won the inaugural event in 2003 over 52 cars!!! They will be coming in with Davie Franek leading the points and 4 wins on the season over Joe Trenca , who won his first ever Patriot feature at Woodhull last week, Jordan Thomas, Jared Zembardi with one win, and Pete Richardson.

The National Racing Association (NRA) Sprint invaders was originally formed in the early 2000's by Earl Baltes of Eldora Speedway and Jeff Jarvis of the University of Northwestern Ohio. The series raced at various track in the Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania regions. Ron Hammons purchased the series in 2017 and continues to promote the series to greater heights. They will be racing at Limaland Speedway their home track on Friday night, and are planning to come to Mercer Saturday. If they get rained out Friday night however Limaland will run the NRA on Saturday. The “Hurricane” Randy Hannigan leads the points with 1 win over Jared Horstman who has 5 wins , Shawn Dancer with 1 , Hud Horton, and Devon Dobie. Most of the drivers hail from North and Central Ohio and Michigan.

It will be a Sprint Slugfest to see who is the King of the 360s with the Patriots and the NRA doing battle with a prediction of around 30 cars, so it should be a sprint lovers dream!!

Adding to the excitement our Big Block Modfieds will be in competition as the point standings begin to wind down with 2 weeks left in the championship chase. Dave Murdick, who was last week and has 2 wins this season is holding down third place just 13 points out of first place. Rex King Sr with his 3rd place finish Saturday now leads his son Rex King Jr. by 7 points as they have been see-sawing back and forth with the lead.

In the FASTRAK Modifieds consistency has been the key as Shayne Izzo is leading Brian Schaffer by a mere 8 points without either of them winning a feature!!! One tiem winner Jerry Schaffer with one wins stands third. Eric Martin, who has won twice this season is a distant sixth.

The Mod Lites have been putting on some exciting racing as Vivian Jones, who has won 4 features is comfortably leading the points by 29 over Mr. Consistent Dusty Frantz. Young guns Jordan Simmons and Ayden Cipriano are third and fourth respectively.

The Mini stocks have been averaging over 24 cars nightly with 27 starting last weeks feature event!!! Joe Campbell with one win is looking for his first Mercer track championship leading feature winner Mike Porterfield by 28 points. Johnny Bruce Sr, Kyle Donnelly, and Dwayne Reddinger have been spectacular this season with top 5 finishes but have yet to crack victory lane.

To find out who will be the victor this weekend please plan on attending this action packed event!!!The 305 sprints will have the night off. Grandstand admission will be $15 just two dollars extra for the special show!!!! Seniors $13; Kids under 13 FREE with an adult; Pit Pass $35; Seniors $30 ;Kids 10 and under $30Pit gates open at 4pm Grandstands 5pm Hot Laps 6:30pm Racing at 7pm.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

About Michaels Mercer Raceway: Michaels Mercer Raceway is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstates 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through early October. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com.

 

 

Price Gains Valuable Experience During First Career 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 6, 2019) - Robbie Price's first attempt at qualifying for the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank fell short of the main event on Saturday when it ended with a 17th-place finish in the C Main.

Although the finish was not what the young Cobble Hill, British Columbia native had hoped for, it marked a vast improvement from the opening night of the event at Knoxville Raceway and was a valiant effort to make the show after Price was forced to run the alphabet soup starting in the E Main.

Price began his preliminary night Friday with a rough start as he timed in with a best lap of 17.498 seconds, putting him 46th quickest out of 55 cars and placing him deep in his heat race in the 10th starting position.

"We really need to work on our qualifying program a bit," he said. "Those two laps can make or break you and it really put us in a bind from the get-go."

Needing to advance to the top four in the finishing order to qualify for the A Main, Price struggled to make up much ground and he settled for an eighth-place finish. That relegated him to the back of the B Main and he gained a trio of positions to place 16th.

While it was short of his goal of advancing to the A Main, Price felt more comfortable in the car after the B Main and he was excited to see if the hard work would pay off Saturday night.

"We changed a few things with the car after heat race action and the guys just really made me feel comfortable behind the wheel," he said. "I knew no matter what we were going to have our work cut out for us so I was just happy to be moving forward."

The disappointing start left Price in a deep hole heading into Saturday night. Event points placed him 83rd out of 97 cars. That lined him up on the outside of the front row in the E Main. Price quickly got out front and cruised forward to take the win, which transferred him into the D Main.

Price passed a dozen cars in 10 laps of racing to finish seventh, which earned the final transfer into the C Main. He started last and gained seven positions to end 17th.

"The car was extremely fast and it made me feel really good knowing we advanced from that far back," he said. "We didn't qualify for the feature event, but I'd say the weekend was a success. We got faster and showed we can be competitive among a lot of really good cars. I just kept kicking myself that we were not better to start off Friday."

Price put his 410 engine in on Sunday to compete in the 8th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank before racing on Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway as part of the 24 th annual Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting.

Qualifying got him behind both nights and resulted with finishes in the B Main.

Next up on the schedule will be a return to Southern Iowa Speedway on Tuesday for the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. He will then make his first-ever attempt at the 59 th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, which is Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 46; Heat race: 8 (10); B Main: 16 (19).

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - E Main: 1 (2); D Main: 7 (19); C Main: 17 (24).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 36; Heat race: 11 (12); B Main: 9 (11).

Aug. 5 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 6 (7).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 11 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wildlight Motorsports Photography

Wildlight Motorsports Photography takes images throughout events in Western Canada and on the West Coast. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Wildlight-Motorsport-Photography-260251824183578/ .

"Don is a really good guy who takes great photos," Price said. "I really appreciate his help throughout the last few years. He's turned into a good friend."

Price would like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shark Racing Engines, CARSTAR Leduc, Triple X Race Components, Skagit Speedway, Highline Performance and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

Masse Sees Promising Night End in Disappointment

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (Aug. 6, 2019) - An evening that began with promise ended in disappointment for Cody Masse last Saturday at Big Sky Speedway.

After Friday night's scheduled race with the ASCS Frontier Region at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., fell to rain, Masse began Saturday evening's competition at Big Sky Speedway by starting on the outside of the front row in his heat race.

"We had a lot of speed in our heat race," he said. "We ran second for a little bit before taking the lead and winning the race."

Unfortunately, Masse had little time to celebrate the victory as his evening took a sudden turn for the worse shortly after the win.

"They measured our nose wing and it was a quarter inch too far forward so we were disqualified," he said. "We had measured it at the shop during the week because we just got new nose wing struts. Out measurement said we were a quarter inch to the good, but we didn't measure it the same way they did.

"It was very frustrating. We would have been in the draw for one of the top four starting spots in the feature. Instead, we had to start last. But a rule is a rule."

Masse's evening didn't improve once the feature began. He tagged the 18-car field.

"I tried the top of the track at first, hoping to get the car wound up to maintain my speed and get around the cars on the bottom," he said. "But the track was super slick from the bottom to the very top. So I moved to the bottom where it was pretty much follow the leader.

"I tried to get inside a guy exiting turn four on the second lap when I tagged the infield tire, taking the front end out of our car. It was definitely a mistake on my part, especially that early in the race. I'm usually pretty good about getting as close as possible to the tires without hitting them, but this time I was really pressing the issue after starting in the back.

"I felt particularly bad for my crew. I really appreciate all of the work they do, especially in the last month after putting the car back together a couple of times after it got torn up."

While the night didn't end well, the car's speed gave Masse confidence going into this weekend's NSA Series doubleheader at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont.

"Last year we didn't have a whole lot of speed, but we did a good job of executing and getting the best finish possible most of the time," he said. "This year we have better speed, but just can't get many good finishes. We just need to put together a complete night with me doing my job for 25 laps and we should get a top five."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont. - Heat race: DQ (2); Feature: 16 (18).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the NSA Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cody_Masse

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Masse-Racing-244487932229555/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Canadian Tire Lethbridge South

Canadian Tire is one of Canada's most admired and trusted companies. With world-class owned brands and exciting market leading merchandising strategies, they are continually innovating with the purpose to excite and serve customers from coast to coast. For more information, visit http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/store-details/ab/lethbridge-south-ab.store.html .

"As one of the few Canadian teams, we're proud to be partnering with a brand with such rich Canadian roots as Canadian Tire Lethbridge South," Masse said. "Canadian Tire has always been our first choice on shop days when we need parts and tools to maintain our sprint car, trailer and personal vehicles."

Masse would also like to thank DaVinci Signs, Beaches Pub and Grill, OK Granite, Canadian Tire Lethbridge South, RE/MAX - Glary Klassen, Dunlop Ford, D.A. Building Systems, Silver Automotive, Flaman Rentals, Royal Taxi, C.E.P. Automotive, Noble Powder Coating, Kustom Auto Body and Kawneer Lethbridge for their continued support.

 

 

Pokorski Motorsportsremembers ‘Hagar’ with top-five at Outagamie Speedway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 6, 2019 – On an evening that honored the memory one of the team’s most loyal supporters, Paul Pokorski and the Pokorski Motorsports team turned in an inspired top-five A-main showing and visited victory lane in heat race action, during the 17th Midwest Sprint Car Association event of the 2019 season at Outagamie Speedway Powered by EWSC Racing in Seymour, Wis. on Friday, Aug. 2.

Pokorski, who lists Outagamie Speedway among his favorite tracks, was among 29 MSA drivers registering for the Dave “Hagar” Nelson Memorial Night of Racing at the third-mile clay oval.

The 27th-year driver started second in the third MSA 10-lap heat race and fell into the second spot behind polesitter Kurt Davis on the opening lap. On lap 3, Davis suddenly slowed and dropped out of the race, relinquishing the lead to Pokorski.

Once ahead, Pokorski had to hold off a hard-charging Travis Arenz in the closing laps to secure his second heat race victory of the 2019 MSA campaign and nail down a spot in the 22-car MSA A-main lineup.

After starting fourth in the 25-lap A main, Pokorski held down the fifth spot in the early stages of the race as he rode the high groove around the slick, but two-groove racing surface.

On lap 12, Adam Miller dove low to steal fifth place from Pokorski in turn four. However, Pokorski battled his way back into the top five when he utilized the high line to power around Shane Wenninger to gain fifth in turn one on lap 18.

In the closing laps, Danny Schlafer moved in to engaged in a heated duel with Pokorski for fifth place. Schlafer ducked under Pokorsk on lap 24 to briefly take the spot. However, Pokorski battled back to return the favor on the final lap to nip Schlafer for fifth in the final running order behind race winner Lance Fassbender.

The finish marked Pokorski third top-five and ninth top-10 A-main showing of the 2019 season.

“It was a good night for us at Outagamie Speedway,” Pokorski said. “We worked off our notes from last time we were there and we were pretty good for a set up standpoint. The track at Seymour gets really slick, but it’s very racey. It’s a lot of fun and I was happy with the results.

“It was nice of EWSC to honor Hagar with a night of his own and I’m sure he was smiling as he watched over us,” he said.

Shortly after the team arrived at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 3, heavy rain hit the track, forcing the autograph night and past champions night program to be cancelled.

The Pokorski Motorsports team is gearing up for a Midwest Sprint Car Association doubleheader this weekend at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 10 and at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. on Sunday, Aug. 11.

This Saturday, Aug. 10, the team will return to The Plymouth Dirt Track. Hot laps begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

On Sunday, Aug. 11, the Pokorski Motorsports team will make its third and final appearance of the 2019 season at Angell Park Speedway. Hot laps begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Sponsors for the 2019 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Gasroots Project, Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Hagar’s Half-Pounder Cookies, Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company. For more information on Pokorski Motorsports,check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com. Pokorski Motorsports SponsorShowcase – Petersen Septic Systems

Since opening its doors in Valders, Wis. in 2012, Petersen Septic Systems LLC has provided premier septic tankservice and the most reliable septic system installation and repair in Manitowoc and Two Rivers and the surrounding Lakeshore area.

“We offer our services to industrial, institutional, residential, new construction, commercialand municipal accounts,” Petersen Septic Systems Owner David Petersen said. “Customer service is our utmost priority. We do every job as it was in our own homes. Our experience is second to none in the area. Prior to opening the business, I worked for Tuschl Septic Systems from 2004 until owner Chuck Tuschl retired.”

The list of regular services Petersen Septic Systems offers includes septic pump repairs, test drilling/test boring, sewage treatment systems, septic tank removal, septic tank installation, water line repair, oil testing and perk testing.

“We provide all of these services in Manitowoc County and the surrounding areas,” Petersen said. “We are OSHA certified, as are licensed MPRS/CST966051.”

Petersen Septic Systems is located at 7334 Nagel Road in Valders, Wis. For more information, call 920-323-2640, email petersenseptic@gmail.com or visit www.petersensepticsystems.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970. 2019 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule. Saturday, August 10 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Sunday, August 11 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. Saturday, August 17 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Friday, August 23 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, August 24 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. Saturday, August 31 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2019 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers Total Events – 18 MSA events – 17 IRA events - 1 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 1 Top Five A Main Finishes – 3 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 9 Heat Race Victories –2

 

 

THE BIGGEST WEEK OF THE YEAR: Stewart & CJB Take on Knoxville Top-5 in Ironman 55 springboards CJB into busy Nationals Week

CARLISLE, PA. - August 6, 2019 - The most wonderful time of the year for the sprint car community isn't Christmas time. It's the week of the famed NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals. For one week in August, the entire industry focuses their attention on a small town in Iowa.

Before Shane Stewart and the CJB team headed to Knoxville, a weekend doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 beckoned. The annual Ironman 55 weekend is a true test of endurance as 55 laps around the 1/3rd mile oval near St. Louis, Missouri isn't for the faint of heart. Stewart timed in 19th on Friday, August 2nd. A 7th place finish in his heat race meant that Stewart had to come through the Last Chance Showdown. In the feature, the Bixby, Okla. driver charged to 14th.

The following night, $20,000 was on the line in the Ironman 55. Stewart timed in 7th, finished 3rd in his heat race and the dash before finishing 4th in the feature event.

For the 8th year in a row, the Knoxville Nationals week was kicked off with the Bell Helmets Capitani Classic. The event, held on Sunday, August 4th, served as the final tune up before the epic four day event begins on Wednesday, August 7th. Stewart and Nevada's Tanner Thorson were in action. Stewart timed in 22nd, finished 5th in his heat race and 20th in the B feature. Thorson timed in 18th, finished 7th in his heat race and 15th in the B feature.

The next night saw Stewart in action at Southern Iowa Speedway near Osklaoosa for the Front Row Challenge. Stewart timed in 12th, won his heat race and finished 11th in the feature on Monday, August 5th.

"Pevely was good the second night," said Stewart, pilot of the #5 Killer Instinct Crossbows , Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "It was a solid night for us. We struggled in the Cappy and had some mechanical issues as well. Oskaloosa was another fun night and I feel like we learned something."

Up next is the big event itself; the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals. Qualifying nights will split the field to determine whom might make the 24 car starting field on Saturday night. Stewart will be in action on Thursday night while Thorson will take to the half mile on Wednesday night.

"We will be going all out for sure," Stewart said. "It's very important to get off to a good start and i am confident we will have great speed. It's a pressure packed night but I am sure we will all rise to the occasion."

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2019 STATS: Events: 53 Quick Times: 5 Wins: 2 Top-5's: 12 Top-10's: 26 Heat Race Wins: 10 Dash Wins: 3

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

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Shane Stewart. 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: Killer Instinct, Crossbows, Weikert's Livestock, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Arai, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Chalk Racing Stix, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, Gray Motorsports, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Off Axis Paint, Outerwears, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Placerville Speedway set to remember the past with Legends Night this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – August 6, 2019…After a week off the Placerville Speedway is locked and loaded to honor the past this Saturday August 10th with “Legends Night” as part of championship point race number 13 at the quarter-mile.

Divisions ready to tackle the speedway during the exciting night of grass roots racing will include the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and the traveling Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Tour.

Several names from the days gone by are scheduled to be in attendance on Saturday including former Promoter Rich Hirst, Gene Gillihan, Doug Gandy, Walt Carmichael, Dick Flowers, Rich Tooch, Richard Forsberg, Dave Lewin and others. A number of vintage cars will also be on display and take a few laps during the night.

At 3pm behind the grandstands there will be a bench racing session with the legends that everyone is invited to. Happy Hour featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Banquet Beer will take place from 4pm-6pm, as will live music by Cynthia Renee. Former longtime Placerville Speedway Announcer and Publicist Bill Sullivan will also return to the microphone as part of Legends Night. Finally, we invite everyone to break out all those vintage T-shirts that they have hanging in the closet.

“This should be a fun night of racing for many of our long-time fans at Placerville Speedway,” said Russell Motorsports Inc. President and track promoter Scott Russell. “We’ve talked about putting something like this together the last couple years and luckily it all came together this season. There has even been discussion about starting a Placerville Speedway Hall of Fame so that’s something we are looking to do in the future. The championship season is definitely winding down, so we hope to see you here on Saturday.”

This Saturday’s event marks the start of just three more point races to go in 2019 at Placerville Speedway. After Legends Night the final two championship point events will occur during Student Night on August 17th followed by Ladies Night on September 14th. Mixed in among those events will be an appearance by the King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Cars on Wednesday August 21st and the rescheduled World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event on Wednesday September 11th.

Auburn’s Andy Forsberg has shown no signs of slowing down and goes into Saturday with five weekly Winged 360 Sprint Car wins to his credit, including the recent Mark Forni Classic. The six-time track champion is well on his way to number seven unless something drastic happens. Mather’s Kalib Henry, Elk Grove’s Bobby McMahan, Roseville’s Jodie Robinson and Calistoga’s Mike Benson round out the top-five in the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car standings with three races remaining.

Nick Baldwin continues to lead the way with the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks as he looks to bring home another Placerville Speedway championship. Baldwin has two victories to his credit this year and holds a 44-point lead over Kevin Jinkerson going into Saturday. Jason Palmer, Jesse Bryant and Stephanie Hanson complete the top-five in points with the Pure Stocks.

With the Mini Trucks it is still a closely contested race in the fight for the championship. Ryan Murphy leads last years titlist John Little John by just two slim points with two events left in the season. Tom Stanwood, Russ Murphy and Mike Miller fill out the top-five. This Saturday will also be the final appearance of the year for the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Cars, who always put on a thrilling show at the Placerville bullring.

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6, kids five and under are free! Tickets can also be purchased online by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/2019-placerville-speedway-championship-pts-race-13-tickets-placerville-LSV85B

The pit gate at Placerville Speedway will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. A happy hour is offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline & Custom Exhaust qualifying and racing will follow. Live music will be performed from 4-6 in the grandstand midway.

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

The Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Capitol ACE Hardware, Carbon Copy, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Crystal Basin Construction, Doug Veerkamp General Engineering Inc., El Dorado Hills Landscaping, Hangtown Hardwood Floors, High Sierra Industries, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, The Critter Getter, Mountain Democrat, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards, Sierra Child and Family Services, Sierra Landscape Materials, Sierra Arbor Worx, SuperClean Xpress Car Wash and Taylor Hirst, Navigate Realty.

Join over 12,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday August 10: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Tour | Legends Night

Saturday August 17: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Student Night

Wednesday August 21: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series plus POWRi-BCRA Midgets | Gold Country Showdown featuring Kyle Larson

 

 

CRSA Heads To The Great Race Place Friday

For Immediate Release By CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Malta, NY (8/6/19) – The stars and cars of the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series return to action this Friday night under the lights at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. This will be the only visit to the three-eighths mile speedway during the 2019 season.

In addition to being the ninth round of the 2019 season, it will also be the fourth round of the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Challenge Mini-Series.

Heading into Friday night’s event, defending and two-time series champion Jeff Trombley holds the overall points lead. The former track Modified regular holds a 72-point margin over another former Modified campaigner Darryl Ruggles. Defending series Rookie of the Year Justin Mills sits in third place, 86 points back. Alysha Bay and Emily VanInwegen round out the top five.

A look at the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Challenge standings shows VanInwegen the points leader. The Hudson Valley driver holds a 16-point edge over Trombley and 21-point advantage over Dalton Herrick. Cory Sparks and Mills round out the top five.

So far in the 2019 season 40 different drivers have entered events with the CRSA with seven drivers winning the eight features. Only Trombley has two wins (Land of Legends/Afton), while single wins have gone to Ruggles (Weedsport), Cory Sparks (Glen Ridge), Erik Karlsen (Land of Legends), Dalton Herrick (Thunder Mountain), Mark Kiser (Fonda) and Dana Wagner (Glen Ridge).

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). For more information on the Albany-Saratoga Speedway please visit them online at www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com.

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

 

 

Fan Forum Schedule Announced for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum!

Knoxville, IA, August 5, 2019 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum has another busy, action-packed week planned during the 59th running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals, August 7-10! Among the events in the museum are the popular Fan Fair Forums, the Autograph Sessions that are second to none, our “Members Only” VIP Reception, the PRI Manufacturer’s luncheon and of course, the Saturday Auction!

The museum currently has over 30 cars on display! Twenty-two of those cars are different from our 2018 exhibits! New this summer are the “Salute to Champion AJ Foty”, the “Jesse Hockett Tribute”, the “Evolution of Sprint Cars” exhibit, the “Tribute to Central PA”, the “Ode to Ascot/California.” Enjoy the air conditioned comfort of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at One Sprint Capital Place in Knoxville, Iowa.

If you are coming back each day, you may want to purchase a membership. Memberships are good for FREE admission for you and a guest for one year! You also receive 10% off in our museum store, and receive our bi-monthly newsletters.

Spend your week with us in the air conditioned museum, open daily from 8 a.m. until the checkered flag falls! We think you’ll like your experience with us!

2019 Knoxville Nationals Schedule of Special Events at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum (Tentative)

Wednesday, August 7:

10:00 a.m. “International Sprint Car Racing” with hosts David Mills (Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust.) and Wade Aunger (Valvoline Raceway, Sydney, NSW, Aust.) and Guests (Theater)

12 Noon “Building of the Speedway Motors/EMi National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Raffle Car” with Greg Nicol (Speedway Motors) and guests (Theater)

1:30 p.m. “World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Racing” with host John Gibson (World of Outlaws) (Theater)

Thursday, August 8:

9:00 a.m. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum General Membership Meeting (All Members Welcome) (Second Floor)

10:00 a.m. “Women in Racing” with host Amy Tatnell and McKenna Haase, Patty Haudenschild, Alex Hill, Stacy Kemenah, Mandy Pittman, Harli White and other guests (Theater)

11:00 a.m. “Members Only VIP Reception” with host Bruce Ellis (Williams Grove Speedway) and Lance Dewease (Second Floor)

12 Noon “Talking with the Hall of Famers: Doug Clark” with host Bill Wright (Museum Coordinator) (Theater)

1:30 p.m. “Sprint Car Racing: State of the Union” with Larry Boos (Eldora Speedway) and Steve Beitler (Skagit Speedway), Rex LeJeune (Attica Raceway Park) and Steve Sinclair (IRA) (Second Floor)

Friday, August 9:

10:00 a.m. “Sprint Car History” with Gary Guehler and Bob Wilson (Author, The History of Knoxville Raceway and the Marion County Fairgrounds, Volume 1) (Theater)

11:00 a.m. Performance Racing Industries (PRI) Manufacturers Luncheon (Second Floor)

12 Noon “Chick Magnet Motorsports” with Jamie Ball, Josh Hegwood and (possible drivers to appear) Wayne Johnson, Chris Martin, Brian Brown, Shane Stewart, Blake Hahn, Johnny Herrera, Harli White, Derek Hagar (Theater)

1:30 p.m. “Meet the Young Guns” with Perry Bell and Kraig Kinser, Austin McCarl and Dominic and Gio Scelzi (Theater)

Saturday, August 10:

11:30 a.m. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Auction (Second Floor)

Every Day

Autograph Sessions in front of the Trostle Garage – 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When Theater is Available – Previous Knoxville Nationals videos

For more information and updates on events at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum during the 59th Annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com.

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Hunt Series Returns to Placerville Speedway Saturday Night

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Folsom, CA)- After a very successful season opening event back in April at Placerville Speedway, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Series is set for their second and final visit of the year to the ¼ mile bullring on Saturday night.

Back in April fans were left abuzz after a sensational battle between Jake Morgan and Shawn Jones. The duo ran wheel to wheel battling for the top spot in dense traffic, with Morgan ultimately using traffic to his advantage to seal the victory.

In the three races since that first trip to Placerville Speedway, Morgan has since picked up another victory, and Jones has picked up two himself and sits atop the point standings as the series makes its return trip to the bullring.

Aside from Jones and Morgan leading the field into action this weekend, other drivers expected include Terry Schank, Jr, Cody Spencer, Scott Chapeta, Troy DeGation, Ryon Siverling, Tim Sherman, Jr, Matt Stewart, Boy Moniz, and a host of others.

A ‘Back to School’ giveaway courtesy of C&H Veteran Enterprises will be taking place on Saturday night. Following the Frisbee toss during opening ceremonies that will be signed by various drivers, the young fans that have the Frisbees for the three heat race winner’s will take home a back pack filled with school supplies as Summer comes to an end. The driver who wins the feature event will also hand out a backpack to the young fan who has their Frisbee as well.

For ticket information and start times, please click over the www.placervillespeedway.com.

2019 Schedule

Aug. 10- Placerville Speedway

Aug. 17- Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)

Aug. 23- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

Aug. 24- Stockton Dirt Track (KWS/NARC)

Nov. 1- Stockton Dirt Track (Open 360’s)

Nov. 9- Marysville Raceway

ON TAP: The Hunt Series will return to action on August 10th as they make their second and final appearance at Placerville Speedway.

WINNERS: Jake Morgan (April 6th, Placerville Speedway), Jake Morgan (June 22nd, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 6th, Stockton Dirt Track), Shawn Jones (July 20th, Merced Speedway).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

 

 

TMAC TUESDAY- Knoxville Nationals Week!

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though not having the 360 Nationals that they were hoping for, Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl are already busy focusing on this week which brings the Knoxville Nationals.

“Our 360 program has been really good all year and we were hoping to have a better result at the 360 Nationals, but it just didn’t pan out,” McCarl said. “The beauty of this week is we get right back after it now with the 410 Nationals.”

Friday night during his qualifying night, the Altoona, IA driver got the 360 Nationals underway by timing in 13th quickest aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.com backed entry.

Lining up fourth in heat race action, TMAC would race to a third place finish and move directly into the 20-lap feature event where he would take the green flag from the 9th starting position.

Working around the ½ mile facility, McCarl looked to pick up a few positions and gain valuable points heading into Saturday’s championship finale. Keeping his machine in the Top-10 during the duration of the night, McCarl’s 10th place finish placed him 17th in event points, putting him in the ninth row for Saturday’s feature event.

From the 17th starting position on Saturday night, TMAC would look to make some noise from the back of the pack as he chased after another 360 Nationals crown but just couldn’t get going against a very talented field of drivers. Finishing 18th in the feature, McCarl and company quickly turned their focus to Sunday night’s Capitani Classic.

With 77 cars checked in for the last 410ci shakedown at the track prior to the Nationals, McCarl would time in sixth quickest in his qualifying group.

Needing to finish inside the Top-Three to move into the Capitani Classic feature event, McCarl would engage in a battle for the final transfer position with Dominic Scelzi and Tim Kaeding.

Finding himself on the outside and looking in, TMAC’s 5th place finish lined him up third in the second ‘B’ where again only three drivers would move into the feature event.

Falling to fourth when the green dropped, McCarl would battle hard as he seeked the final transfer into the feature event, Battling with the likes of Tim Kaeding and Cory Eliason, McCarl would again come up just short on transferring into the feature as he would end his Sunday night with a fifth place finish in the semi.

“Sunday night we had really good speed, we just let a couple of transfer spots slip away from us,” he said. “My guys will work hard this week, and we will be ready for Thursday night.”

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, TheSnowPlow.com, Bosma Poultry, Inc., STC, JLT Ent., KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Country Builders Construction, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Rens Trucking, Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, Kilani Fenders, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, The Barrel House, Central Iowa Sheds, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, AL Drivelines, Saldana Tanks, Smith Titanium, and Scribner Engineering for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 38, Wins-5, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-23.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports are now idle until their qualifying night at Knoxville Raceway on Thursday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

Pittman Takes Top Prize at Front Row Challenge

PETERSEN MEDIA- With Knoxville Nationals week upon us, Daryn Pittman and the Roth Motorsports team are off to a great start as they backed up Sunday’s 5th place finish at Knoxville Raceway with a win on Monday night at the Front Row Challenge.

“It’s the biggest week of our season, and I am really happy with the start we are off to,” Daryn Pittman said. “We were really good at Knoxville back in June and I am excited to get back to racing on Thursday. To get a win on Monday was huge for us, as it really sets the tone for us as a team.”

Pittman and the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co. team came out strong Monday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA as he earned quick time honors.

Moving into heat race action, the Owasso, OK pilot would finish fourth which would give him top points for the night and move him into the coveted King of the Hill event where a second place finish put him on the front row of the feature event.

Following a red on the first attempted start, Pittman would mash the throttle when the race went green as he pulled out to the early lead over Cory Eliason and Carson Macedo.

Setting a torrid pace on the ½ mile speed plant, Pittman would quickly come up on the rear of the field and begin the lapping process. Opening up over a 4 second lead on the field, traffic would be no problem for Pittman who was looking for his fourth career Front Row Challenge title.

Clicking of laps, and passing cars at will, Pittman would lap up to 10th place as he got his Nationals week off to a very strong start as he now turns his attention to Thursday night’s prelim at the Knoxville Nationals.

“It is great to get Dennis and Teresa Roth back in victory lane and get them a Front Row Challenge win,” Pittman said. “I have to also thank them for supporting us night in and night out. Thanks to my guys for their hard work, now its time to focus on the Nationals.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co., HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, Wicked Cushion, and Team Simpson for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 51, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 25, Top 10’s: 35

ON TAP: Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports will get ready for the qualifying night at the Knoxville Nationals coming up on Thursday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports or by liking https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/?ref=br_rs.

Keep up with Daryn Pittman by following him on Twitter @DarynPittman or by visiting his website, www.darynpittman.com.

 

 

The NOSville Nationals Start TOMORROW


The 59th Annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store will officially start tomorrow, August 7, with the BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night.

Wednesday qualifiers include 10-time Knoxville Nationals champion Donny Schatz, NASCAR star Kyle Larson, 360 Nationals champion James McFadden and more.

Currently there are 105 total entries for the 2019 event.

Only 15% of our seating still remains for Saturday's Nationals finale. Tickets are available for all four nights, or individual nights, online, at the ticket office or by calling 641-842-5431.
Get On The Bus -- The KRCO Bus Ride Bar Crawl


The KRCO Bus Ride Bar Crawl begins today at 4pm at the Knoxville Raceway ticket office.

The annual "Bus Ride" will take riders on a bar crawl tour of Knoxville, Iowa with drink specials, entertainment and more. The first drink of the night is on the house, courtesy of Knoxville Raceway and the Marion County Fair Board. Then venture to the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower Rooftop before departing to Slideways, Dingus and more.

The party ends at the NOSville Nationals Official Kick-Off Party at Dingus Lounge.

There are still a few seats left on the bus for more "bar crawlers". You can sign up at the ticket office at 4pm today. Sign up is $60 and all proceeds go to the KRCO's mission of providing safety equipment for drivers and financial support to injured drivers and their family.
2019 Nationals Queens Contest TONIGHT


The 2019 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store Queens Contest will be held tonight at Dyer-Hudson Hall (behind the ticket office) at 7pm.

Thirteen women from around the country will compete to be named Knoxville Nationals queen. The queen and her court will reign over the week's festivities.
NOSville Nationals Kick-Off Party at Dingus Lounge


The official kick-off to the greatest week of the year is TONIGHT at Dingus Lounge. Join us for the NOSville Nationals Official Kick-Off Party starting at 9pm.

The party will have special drinks, including "The Green Flag" made with NOS Energy Drink Sonic Sour. Available only at the party and the Knoxville Raceway liquor stands.

Country singer Andy Velo will be providing the entertainment and NOS will be providing swag, giveaways and more.

Start your NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store week off right with a party at the world famous Dingus Lounge!
Tony Stewart Foundation's Annual KARTAPALOOZA at Slideways


Join three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and his friends, Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brian Brown and McKenna Haase at this year's Tony Stewart Foundation KARTAPALOOZA at Slideways Karting Center!

The fun kicks off at 10am Wednesday morning. The all-day event will include the Sage Fruit Go-Kart Spectacular starting at 1:30pm. Seats are still available to race against the drivers mentioned above.

There will also be a pie eating contest starting at 12:45pm, and FETCH! featuring the Marion County Sheriff's Office K9 unit at 1pm. A silent auction will be held, a DJ will be spinning tunes and Sage Fruit will also be offering specialty food and drinks.

A shuttle will run between Knoxville Raceway and Slideways Karting Center starting at 9am on Wednesday. A donation of $5 to enter is encouraged but not required.

MRN's "Winged Nation" Live Every Night!


MRN's "Winged Nation" with hosts Steve Post and Erin Evernham will be live from the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage each night of the 2019 NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

The show starts at 6pm nightly and will feature interviews with drivers, sponsors and VIPs at the Nationals!

Don't miss any of the in-depth news stories and fun! 6pm-7pm Wednesday through Saturday this week!

Shuttle Stops for the Nationals


The Knoxville Raceway and Knoxville Chamber of Commerce shuttle will again be in operation this week. The shuttles will begin operating each day at Noon and end at 7:15pm. The shuttles will resume operation for one hour after the races each night to lodging stops.

This year's shuttle stops include:
Knoxville Raceway
Knoxville Raceway's North Campground
Marion County Park
Cobblestone Hotel/Fareway Grocery Store
Wal-Mart
Downtown Square
Peace Tree Brewing Company Downtown

Wristbands are $5/day for unlimited rides. Wristbands can be purchased at Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville Raceway's North Campground or with shuttle drivers.

Upcoming Events at Knoxville Raceway


Mark your calendars for these special events coming up at Knoxville Raceway:

August 6 - KRCO Bus Ride Bar Crawl at 4pm outside the Knoxville Raceway Ticket Office

August 6 - 2019 Queens Contest at 7pm at Dyer-Hudson Hall

August 6 - NOSville Nationals Official Kick-Off Party at 9pm at Dingus Lounge

August 7 - Tony Stewart Foundation KARTAPALOOZA at 10am at S.ideways Karting Center

August 7 - Great Southern Bank Kid Zone opes at 3pm near the pit windows in Turn 4

August 7 - Brad Sweet Champion Pole Unveil at 5:45pm near the ticket office

August 7 - MRN's Winged Nation live from the Hercules Tires Entertainment Stage at 6pm

 

 

Brian Brown Leads 18th Annual Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” Point Standings Heading Into Ultimate Challenge Races!

(Bill W) Knoxville, IA, August 6, 2019 – Another solid run Monday night in the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting in Oskaloosa had Missouri’s Brian Brown keep his first place standing on top of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” point standings. Tonight, the focus is again on the Southern Iowa Speedway for a pair of events. The Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company will see both the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series and the non-wing POWRi WAR sprint cars in action.

Knoxville Raceway is adding prizes to the Beaver Drill and Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award this year. After the Tuesday Ultimate Challenge in Oskaloosa, the top four 410 teams within the KCCS point standings will receive a free Hoosier Right Rear Tire! The top 360 KCCS Team will also receive a tire!

Beaver Drill & Tool Company of Kansas City is in their second year as title sponsor of the Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award. The Vielhauer family, well-known in the sprint car racing community are owners of Beaver Drill & Tool Co.

Current 2019 Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” top ten standings…

1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 193 points; 2. James McFadden, Victoria, Aust., 184 points; 3. Aaron Reutzel, Texas, 165 points; 4. Cory Eliason, California, 149 points; 5. Parker Price-Miller, Indiana, 127 points; 6. Austin McCarl, Iowa, 126 points; 7. Sam Hafertepe Jr., Texas, 118 points; 8. Gio Scelzi, California, 116 points; 9. Dominic Scelzi, California, 115 points; 10. Justin Henderson, South Dakota, 111 points.

History of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” standings…

2018 - 1. Carson Macedo, California, 330 points ($2,000); 2. Gio Scelzi, California, 287 points ($1,250); 3. Terry McCarl, Iowa, 256 points ($750); 4. Tim Kaeding, California, 240 points; 5. Cory Eliason, California, 233 points

2017 - 1. Brian Brown, Missouri, 332 points ($1,500); 2. Greg Hodnett, Pennsylvania, 261 points; 3. Brad Sweet, California, 238 points; 4. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 236 points; 5. Trey Starks, Washington, 218 points

2016 – 1. Jamie Veal, Victoria, 271 points ($2,500); 2. Ian Madsen, New South Wales, 257 points ($1,000); 3. Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 222 points ($500); 4. Terry McCarl, Iowa 221 points; 5. Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 217 points.

2015 – 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 277 points ($2,500); 2., Danny Lasoski, Missouri, 275 points ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 259 points ($500); 4., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 246 points; 5., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, 234 points.

2014 – 1., Brian Brown, Missouri, 296 points ($2,500); 2., Mark Dobmeier, North Dakota, 271 points ($1,000); 3., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 257 points ($500); 4., Ian Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 232 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Texas, 219 points.

2013 - 1., Kevin Swindell, Tennessee, 312 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 288 points ($1,000); 3., Kyle Larson, California, 285 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 268 points; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 250 points.

2012 - 1., Kyle Larson, California, 350 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 276 points ($1,000); 3., Tim Kaeding, California, 268 points ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 253 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 246 points.

2011 - 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 321 points ($2,500); 2., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 291 points ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 259 points ($500); 4., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 237 points; 5., Tim Shaffer, Pennsylvania, 227 points.

2010 – 1., Sammy Swindell, Tennessee, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brooke Tatnell, New South Wales, Australia, 229 ($1,000); 3., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 219 ($500); 4., Bronson Maeschen, Iowa, 215; 5., Brian Brown, Missouri, 207.

2009 - 1., Terry McCarl, Iowa, 276 points ($2,500); 2., Brian Brown, Missouri, 253 ($1,000); 3., Johnny Herrera, New Mexico, 239 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 224; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 213.

2008 - 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 314 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 274 ($1,000); 3., Brooke Tatnell ($500), New South Wales, Australia, 271; 4., Tyler Walker, California, 261; 5., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 233.

2007 – 1., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 266 points ($2,500); 2., Kaley Gharst, Illinois, 252 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 249 ($500); 4., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 192; 5., Jonathan Allard, California, 182.

2006 – 1., Jason Johnson, Louisiana, 309 points ($2,500); 2., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 247 ($1,000); 3., Brian Brown, Missouri, 227 ($500); 4., Don Droud, Jr., Nebraska, 201; 5., Gary Wright, Texas, 187.

2005 – 1., Billy Alley, Nebraska, 303 points ($2,500); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 258 ($1,000); 3., Daryn Pittman, Oklahoma, 235; 4., Jesse Hockett, Missouri, 227; 5., Jesse Giannetto, Iowa, 214.

2004 - 1., Shane Stewart, Oklahoma, 217 points ($3,000); 2., Kerry Madsen, New South Wales, Australia, 183; 3., Zach Chappell, Oklahoma, 182; 4., Tim Kaeding, California, 165; 5., Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma, 160.

 

 

Dave Blaney Posts Eldora Speedway Win with Super DIRTCar Series
Concord, N.C. – (August 5, 2019) – In only his second start in a big block modified this season, Dave Blaney pulled off a dominant victory at Eldora Speedway on Thursday, August 1st in the Heinke-Baldwin Racing #10H sponsored by Mohawk Northeast and the Ryan Blaney Foundation.

Blaney lead all 20 laps of the Super DIRTCar Series All-Star Invitational after jumping to the lead over his HBR teammate Jimmy Phelps on the opening lap. The #10H was put to the test on two restarts but prevailed over Phelps by two seconds at the line.

"It's cool to win anytime here," Blaney said in victory lane. "We had some days way back in the 90s here in the sprint car and it's fun to come race here in a big block modified. It's great to race in front of all of you fans and especially to win one."

The win was Blaney's first in a big block modified at the half-mile circuit. Blaney has numerous victories at Eldora Speedway in a 410 sprint car, including two King's Royal titles.

Blaney has also posted two victories this season in his 98H sprint car, both at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, July 27th and Saturday, June 28th.

"It's always fun changing things up and stepping back into a modified when I can," Blaney said. "The HBR guys gave me a great car and I'm really appreciative of their hard work. It's a good feeling to put it in victory lane for them."

The Buckeye Bullet will now resume his sprint car schedule, which includes numerous World of Outlaws and All Star Sprint Circuit of Champions events over the next few months.

The team would like to thank their 2019 marketing partners: Mohawk Northeast, J&B Medical Supply, Beltline Body Shop, Heavy Duty Industrial, the Ryan Blaney Foundation, Bill Davis Trucking and Wicked Energy Gum.

About Dave Blaney Racing
One of the most respected and successful sprint car drivers in history, Dave Blaney has won championships with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the USAC Silver Crown Series. He won numerous with marquee events such as the Knoxville Nationals, the King’s Royal and Historical Big One at Eldora Speedway, the Chili Bowl Nationals and the Gold Cup Race of Champions all before committing to a full time NASCAR career in 1998. After his retirement from NASCAR, Dave returned to his love for sprint car racing and in 2018 competed in his first full-time sprint car season since leaving NASCAR.
For more information, please contact Kristin Swartzlander at kristin@dirtymouthcommunications.com

 

 

Brian Brown Earns Trio of Second-Place Finishes During Marquee Weekend at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 5, 2019) - Brian Brown produced a trio of runner-up results last weekend at Knoxville Raceway, which hosted the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank as well as the 8th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

"You have to be quick every time you hit the track," Brown said. "I feel like we've had an opportunity to win every single night we've been there. That's all you can ask for."

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 2 (5).

"I got to second (in the feature) and we got into heavy traffic," Brown said. "It was a whale of a race. I was able to get to Davey (Heskin) and pass for the lead, but the yellow came out and put me behind Davey for the restart. I guessed wrong and it worked well for James (McFadden). It was a game of chess at that point. I just chose wrong. James got by both of us and then I got back by Davey to finish second. You can't win these big events on the prelim night, but you can lose them."

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 2 (3).

"We had to change an engine, which wasn't ideal," Brown said. "The guys did a phenomenal job. We didn't get any hot laps so that was unfortunate. We were trying some stuff. We don't run our 360 very much anymore. We took off in the race and I knew I needed to get to second as quick as I could. I chased down James and had a good race with him side by side. It came down to he didn't make any mistakes. We were within two or three car lengths the whole time. He did a good job of blocking a couple of times. That was a little disappointing, but like I said in the press conference after the race we're disappointed, but not ungrateful."

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (4); Pole Shuffle: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (1).

"It was a huge field, probably the biggest one-day field you'll see all year," Brown said. "Ralph Capitani is a huge part of why Knoxville Raceway is where it's at today. Bell Helmets being the sponsor of the race was big as well. I think I've won 180-plus races and every single one has been with a Bell helmet. They make the best product and safest on the market.

"It was great to go out late and set quick time in our qualifying group. Then we won the heat and the pole shuffle. We had a whale of a battle with David (Gravel) and Gio (Scelzi) in the feature. I've ran second three times this week, but I've got beat three different ways. We'll put that in the memory bank and hopefully use it to our advantage later."

UP NEXT - Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the 24 th annual Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 5 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 30 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wolfe Eye Clinic

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"Wolfe is a partner that came on board almost nine years ago," Brown said. "They were able to do LASIK surgery on my eyes. Wearing contacts and glasses and racing on dirt doesn't mix. It was a life changing experience. I still have 20/20 vision. Lasik has been a huge part of my career."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, MSD Ignition, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, Housby, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Sammy Swindell Shows Speed Throughout Two Big Events at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 5, 2019) - A high pill draw hampered Sammy Swindell during a pair of marquee events at Knoxville Raceway last weekend.

It began last Thursday when Swindell was one of the final qualifiers out of the 42 entrants during his preliminary night of the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. However, he produced a solid lap to time in eighth quickest in the Scott Brown and Terry Steward owned No. 11x.

"We were in a little bit of a hole with the draw, but were able to salvage a good lap out of it," Swindell said. "We got in a heat race and got hung up with some guys. With the 360 stuff the guys out front can take off and leave. That's just part of the circumstances. In eight laps if you have to get out of the gas two or three times that kills your chance of moving forward."

A sixth-place result in the heat race relegated Swindell to the B Main, which transferred the top four to the main event.

"I was running third and was catching the guy running second," he said. "We came up on a lapped car. He would go in on the bottom, miss it and slide out. My plan was to go right underneath him when he slid out. That time he got in and spun to where his tail was facing the berm. There was no chance of going under him it looked like. As I turned right, I don't know if he got off the brakes, but he started going up the race track. I was full right to miss him and it just clipped him with my left front tire. It bent the wheel some and put a hole in the tire. It didn't go down, but was leaking slow. It got low enough when we got up to speed (after the restart) that it pushed it off the wheel. The wheel dug in and turned me around. That killed our chance for that."

Swindell was competing for second place when the incident occurred in the closing laps. He was credited with a 14th-place finish. That lined him up deep in the C Main on Saturday. Swindell gained a handful of positions before finishing eighth, which missed a transfer by four spots.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Sunday in the Swindell SpeedLab No. 39 to tackle the 8th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

"It wasn't too bad starting out," he said. "In the warmup we were second quick in our group and was up on the board. But it was another deal similar to what we ran at Eldora. We were at the end of where the split is (in the time trial groups). We made some changes from the warmups, but we were tight off the corner. That hurt me probably a tenth to a tenth and a half. That cost me a few positions. We were 13th, which is one out of the inversion for the heat. I think we were fifth from the end and we would have been second quickest in the second group so it was a situation of circumstances."

Swindell qualified 13th quickest in his group before placing sixth in a heat race and eighth in a B Main.

"We didn't have the best balance we could have had," he said. "At the speeds we run if you get held up one way or another you lose so much ground. In the B Main I was fifth so I tried to run the top because the guys in front were running the bottom. We just didn't have the car to where we could run the top."

Swindell and the Swindell SpeedLab team will return to action at Knoxville Raceway during the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, which runs this Wednesday through Saturday.

"We just have to look at where we were at and try to make the right decisions to be a bit better," Swindell said. "From the qualifying we know we can be close. We have to get everything to where it's a bit better in traffic. We'll look at that and hopefully make all the right decisions and that we can get a little bit better draw than we have been getting. We've got everything there. We just have to put it together and hit it right."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 14 (4).

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 8 (12).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 8 (5).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sweet Manufacturing

Sweet Manufacturing was incorporated in 1978 with the basic concept of providing racers with steering products that would offer a competitive advantage. For more information, visit http://www.SweetMfg.biz/home.php .

"I've been with Randy Sweet and Sweet Manufacturing going on our fifth year," Swindell said. "He continues to make improvements to his steering gears. For all the people who don't have one they don't know what they're missing out on."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Rossie Feed & Grain, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, Simpson Race Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Premier Truck Group, Hopf Farms, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Superior Trailer Sales, South Bay Partners and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

BOSS Sprint Cars to Visit Gas City I-69 Speedway

Friday Night As Part of a Huge Five-Division Show

GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 5 — The friendly rivalry between the non-wing sprint car drivers of Indiana versus the non-wing sprint car drivers of Ohio is expected to produce an exceptionally large field of cars this Friday night as Gas City I-69 Speedway hosts the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) sprint cars as part of a huge, five-division show. To make things even more interesting, a not-so-dark horse from Michigan or Illinois could very well steal both groups’ thunder and win the 25-lap feature event.

Tabbed as the “Beach Night Bash,” fans are encouraged to wear their favorite summer garb to the track on Friday to watch the BOSS sprint cars, the United Midget Racing Association (UMRA) three-quarter (TQ) midgets, United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) modifieds, street stocks and hornets battle it out on the rich Miami soil of the quarter-mile track located between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne just west of Interstate 69’s exit 259.

The top five drivers in the current BOSS point standings are from Ohio and the top five drivers in the track’s current non-wing sprint car point standings are from Indiana.

Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, who drives the yellow No. 33M for Ray Marshall Motorsports based in Forest, Ohio, leads the BOSS point standings after eight events followed by Cody Gardner of Milford, Ohio; Dustin Ingle of Lima, Ohio; Kory Crabtree of West Jefferson, Ohio and Dustin Webber of Bethel, Ohio.

Thomas Meseraull of Waveland, Ind. has been on a tear at Gas City so far this year, as he earned his sixth non-wing sprint car feature victory of the year there last Friday night. The defending track champion, Clinton Boyles of Brownsburg, Ind., is second in the track’s current point standings followed by Tyler Hewitt of Marion, Ind.; Scotty Weir, also of Marion, and Cole Ketcham of Muncie, Ind.

Westfall, who makes his living as a fabricator, drives a Maxim chassis powered by a Hampshire-prepped engine. Phil Westfall is the team’s chief mechanic. The team is sponsored by Buckeye Machine and DPI. Westfall often races at Gas City, and he’s currently 11th in the track’s point standings.

Meseraull drives the No. 47 owned by Tom Eades of Sharpsville, Ind., which is a DRC chassis with a Stensland-prepped engine. The team is sponsored by Physical Medicine Consultants of Fort Wayne, Ind. Allen Brown of Kokomo, Ind. is the team’s chief mechanic.

Friday marks the only appearance of the BOSS sprints at Gas City this season. Geo Scelzi of Fresno, Calif. beat Caleb Armstrong of New Castle, Ind. out of Turn 4 on the last lap to win a BOSS winged sprint car feature at Gas City last August. A new winner is expected this year, however, as Scelzi is entered in the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa for winged sprint cars this weekend.

Friday night marks the second and final visit by the UMRA TQ midgets to Gas City this year. Joey Paxson of Connersville, Ind. led all 15 laps of the UMRA TQ midget feature at Gas City on May 17. He drives the turquoise GOFF No. 19.

Matthew Hedrick of Rushville, Ind., who is a field officer with the Rush County Sheriff’s Department, is the series’ defending champion. He drives the No. 33, which is owned by his mother, Emily Hedrick, and sponsored by INTAT Precision, Rush Memorial Hospital, 4 C’s Seamless Gutters & Roofing, L&S Sanitation, Stanley Brothers Paving and Sealcoating, Unlimited Electric, and POC Industries.

Tate Martz of Rushville, Ind., was the runner-up in last year’s championship while Paxson finished third. Matt Lux of Shelbyville, Ind. and Ron Combs of Greensburg, Ind. tied for fourth.

Three other solid Gas City divisions will also be in action. Scott Orr of Columbia City, Ind. leads the track’s current UMP modified point standings over Bill Griffith of Van Buren, Ohio; Andy Bishop of Gas City; Jessica Sroufe of Huntington, Ind. and Derek Losh of Rensselaer, Ind.

Bishop is also leading the current street stock point standings over Mike Fincher of Rochester, Ind.; Larry Persinger of Jonesboro, Ind.; Ervin Turner of Marion, Ind. and Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind.

James Headley Jr. of Wabash, Ind. is leading the hornet point standings. There’s a bonus being offered to anyone who can beat either he or his father, James Headley of Marion, Ind., who is currently fifth in points. Jacob Beard of Columbia City, Ind. is second in the street stock standings currently while Stevie Clark of Kokomo, Ind. is third and Randy Brommer of Columbia City, Ind. is fourth.

The pit gates will open at 3 p.m. on Friday while the grandstands open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are slated for 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. An adult general admission tickets costs $20 and kids 12 and under are free. A pit pass costs $30.

Gas City I-69 Speedway will also be in operation the following day, Saturday, Aug. 10, with its “Night of Destruction, Thrills and Chills.” That program features monster trucks, school bus races, a hornet enduro, a mini-van derby and a roll-over contest.

Fans can see the track’s complete 2019 schedule and get additional information on its website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

 

 

Wilson Learning Throughout Races Leading Into Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 5, 2019) - Greg Wilson is going in a different direction this week when he tackles the 59 th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, which is hosted by Knoxville Raceway this Wednesday through Saturday.

"I'm feeling if we can get a halfway okay pill draw and put ourselves in position I can see us making the A Main during our prelim night on Thursday," he said. "I'd be tickled to death with that at this point. If we can get to the main event I think we're okay. It's about getting to that point."

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road backed team competed two nights at the half-mile oval last weekend, first racing in 360ci winged sprint car action on Friday during the 29 th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Wilson tried to overcome a tough qualifying outing by advancing a trio of positions in a heat race and eight spots in the B Main, but mechanical woes sidelined him for the remainder of the event.

The team returned to the track on Sunday for the 8th annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. Wilson made progress during the 410ci winged sprint car show, timing in 22nd quickest in his group before finishing eighth in a heat race and 14 th in a B Main.

"I feel like we made some gains and at least some progress as we're trying to get better," he said. "I've never really been good here. I've had some guys with experience helping me. They are saying the problem is I've never been in a car that doesn't try to spin out in the middle of the corners. The corners are so long. It's nothing like I race anywhere. By the time you're halfway through the corners at Knoxville normally you're going down the backstretch everywhere else. I keep freeing up and nothing is making any gains. It doesn't feel like we're stuck enough.

"When you race in Ohio and the places in the Midwest out our way we have to get our car really tightened up and mechanical grip built into the car. Here it is a fine line. The corners are so sweeping you have to get your car to turn and continue to turn. It's a fine line if you get your car too stuck you can't finish the corner. You lose so much speed. I'm sure some of it's the way I drive. I feel like we should be good at this place, but it's been a struggle. On the basics of the race car I think we're close. We're going to go the opposite direction with some things in our setup to see if that helps where we've struggled."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 49; Heat race: 7 (10); B Main: 12 (20).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 14 (13).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 18 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 59th annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

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 - Saldana Racing Products and Simpson Racing Products

Saldana Racing Products is a leader in building aluminum radiators, oil tanks, fuel bladders and tanks and other racing parts. For more information, visit http://www.SaldanaRacingProducts.com .

Simpson Race Products is an American motor sports parts business that supplies gloves, helmets, harness systems, driver's suits, head restraints, shoes and more ranging from racers at local tracks to international teams. For more information, visit http://www.SimpsonRaceProducts.com .

"We've been affiliated with Saldana Racing Products for about four years now," Wilson said. "They make our oil tanks, radiators, fuel cells and some other components. They are innovative and make some really nice products.

"Simpson Racing Products has helped me for more than 20 years. I use their helmets, suits, shoes, gloves. I was thankful to have them involved after wrecking last weekend at Eldora."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Callies Performance Products, MagTech Ignition, Redlined Welding & Construction, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Sweeps Patriot Sprint Tour Show to Earn First Career Sprint Car Win

Inside Line Promotions - DUNDEE, N.Y. (Aug. 5, 2019) - It's been a long six and a half years of waiting to drive into the Winner's Circle for Joe Trenca.

The Mucci Motorsports driver posted a trio of runner-up results during a half dozen podium finishes in his career entering last weekend. It all came together last Friday when Trenca swept the night at Outlaw Speedway to earn his first career winged sprint car victory during a Patriot Sprint Tour show.

"It felt like we got the monkey off our back," he said. "It was long overdue. That waits over so now we'll focus on getting more the rest of the season.

"You get close so many times. You start to doubt and wonder. We were in a struggle for about a month this year, but we kept digging. I knew we were getting closer and we had a great car all night Friday. It finally worked out."

Trenca was strong throughout the night, winning a heat race from the pole position to kick off the action.

"The track was right around the curb," he said. "I got a good start and went straight to the curb. Whoever got up there first was going to win."

Trenca made the feature redraw and pulled the No. 2 to line up on the outside of the front row for the A Main.

"I wanted to start on the outside in the heat to get to the top so I was happy with the number we drew for the feature," he said. "I knew if we got a good start and stayed on the cushion that we had a good enough car. I was worried about traffic and I was right to be worried because it was tough. The track was kind of narrow. I didn't see anyone's nose until the last lap. I got in a jumble behind four guys running all over. I saw the second-place guy's nose. He went to the bottom to throw a side job. I had to go a little over the cushion into turn one to sneak between a guy and the wall. Then I slid myself into turn three."

Trenca will ride that momentum into a Patriot Sprint Tour doubleheader this Saturday at Mercer Raceway in Mercer, Pa., and Sunday at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa. He enters the weekend ranked second in the championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Mercer Raceway in Mercer, Pa., and Sunday at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

Founded in 1967, Weld Wheels is the undisputed leader in maximum performance wheels. Whether it's hard core off road, on the track, or on the street, Weld Wheels has unleashed the performance potential of all types of machines for nearly 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.WeldWheels.com.

"It's great to team up with Weld Wheels, which is a proven leader in premier wheels," Trenca said. "We really appreciate their support."

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

 

 

TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Returns to Harris Speedway Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 5, 2019) - There are only a half dozen races remaining this season for the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour and the battle atop the championship standings is tight.

Jake Karklin is in the lead position with Brandon McLain and John Karklin within striking distance as the next series event is this Saturday at Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C.

Jake Karklin captured the first event of the season at the oval. Karklin has earned a podium finish in all but one race this year. His result in that one race was a fourth-place showing.

McLain and John Karklin have also been impressive and consistent.

Meanwhile the hottest driver on the series is defending series champion Steve Surniak, who has won each of the last two races to become the first repeat winner of the season. Jake Karklin, John Karklin, Jake McLain and Nick Tucker are also feature winners this year.

Grandstand tickets are $15 and pit passes are $30.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m. The drivers meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

2019 FEATURE WINNERS -

Steve Surniak - 2 (311 Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., on July 27 and Laurens County Speedway in Laurens, S.C., on Aug. 3); Jake Karklin - 1 (Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C., on May 18); John Karklin - 1 (Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C., on July 6); Jake McLain - 1 (Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., on June 21); and Nick Tucker - 1 (Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., on April 27)

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.carolinasprinttour.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

MARKETING PARTNERS -

TriboDyn Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels, Superior Steering Wheels, Newlin Bar Service, Pitbull Lifts, Velocita Racewear and Next Level Custom Apparel

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is a RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series that primarily competes in North Carolina and South Carolina. There are 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule as well as two non-points races on tap. Additionally, series drivers will see an increased payout at most tracks this year.

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Airing Live Video of ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series Weekend in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 5, 2019) - RacinBoys All Access subscribers get to view an ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series doubleheader in Texas this weekend.

The series ventures to RPM Speedway in Crandall on Friday and Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite on Saturday. Both nights will be aired via live streaming video for RacinBoys members with an All Access subscription.

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

RacinBoys will also air live audio of the Wicked Energy Gum Focus Midget Series event at Sunset Speedway in Banks, Ore., on Saturday for RacinBoys On-Demand and All Access members.

On top of the live broadcasts, RacinBoys will showcase PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group this weekend.

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

Events around the country this weekend include: the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in Iowa for the famed Knoxville Nationals; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in Kentucky; and ASCS regional competition in Texas and Wyoming to name a few.

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

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

LUCAS OIL -

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

RACINBOYS -

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



 

Charlie Schultz is seeking a hometown win with Must See Racing on Aug. 25 at Sandusky Speedway.

HOLLY, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro may have been weathering a month-long break in its season schedule, but don’t tell that to John Reiser and Charlie Schultz.

The duo has still been chasing trophies together in spite of MSR’s weather-prompted summer hiatus.

Reiser and Schultz took down a Crate Sprint victory at Sandusky (Ohio) Speedway during the recent Hy-Miler Weekend, with Schultz driving to the win over pseudo-teammate Brenden Torok in the 20-lapper.

While it wasn’t quite the same as a winged 410 sprint car win on pavement, it was still a valuable performance for driver and team, considering that the Must See Racing field will be at Sandusky on Sunday, Aug. 25 for the second round of the Border Wa