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SPRINT CAR BANDITS at WICHITA 'FALLS' TO WEATHER; NEXT EVENT SUPERBOWL 5/13

Mesquite TX (4/29/17) by DarinShort.com. The 2017 NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply event set for tonight, April 29th at Wichita Speedway near Wichita Falls, Texas has been postponed until Friday, May 19th, due to inclement weather. This marks the second weekend in a row the SCB action has fallen to the weather.

The SCB now moves to the next date on the schedule, which is Saturday May 13th (Mother's Day weekend) at Superbowl Speedway near Greenville, Texas.

The event will pay $2,000 to the 25-lap feature winner, $1,000 for second place and pays down generously to $300 to start (see below for complete breakdown). All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and just a $15 nightly draw fee.

Superbowl Speedway is located at 437 FM 1903 Greenville, TX and is quite easy to get to. Take the 'FM 1903' exit off of I-30 (exit 87, about 45 miles from downtown Dallas), then head east 3 miles and you will run into the track. The main entrance is first and is for race fans going to the stands. The second exit off of corner 4 is for the pit entrance. On race day, the track phone number is (903) 883-2504 or click
http://www.facebook.com/superbowlspeedway for the track Facebook page. The first green flag on May 13th is slated for 7pm.

25-lap SCB feature race payback for Saturday, May 13th: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series membership fee; $15 draw-in fee.

As a reminder, previously our draw-in rules have changed for 2017. Now all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (maximum 360), and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Blaine's Motor Supply, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, The Oil Medics, Mow Time in Farmersville, Griffith Trucking Equipment, PRO-TECH Service Company and Simpson Race Products.

With each SCB sponsor announcement, the series can continue to implement one of its primary missions, and that is adding to the already excellent competitor purses...if you noticed, the SCB 2016 minimum guaranteed purse was $1,200 to win and $300 to start - yet every event paid more than that. Our 2017 purse is already guaranteed to be $2,000 to win and $300/start at all events - all due to these sponsorship commitments!

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment), yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes.

That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the DFW area, as 42 competed with the series in 2016...and 35 teams competed during opening weekend in 2017. Series rules are posted at the link below.

Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events - which all translates into DFW area fans getting to see quality sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price.

When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the new Sprint Car Bandits series!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news - including the brand new event flyer for Superbowl Speedway on May 13th.

You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits and on Twitter by searching 'Sprint Car Bandits'.

As of the time of writing, here's the latest official SCB event schedule - and note that there are some new dates still in negotiation, which will be released when officially booked:

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Dates Schedule, as of 4/29/17:

3-31-17 Heart-o-Texas Speedway, Waco TX ($2,000 winner Justin Melton)
4-1-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX ($2,000 winner Brad Welborn)
4-22-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Rained out, make-up date TBA)
4-29-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (POSTPONED until May 19th, due to weather)
5-13-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start)
5-19-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (Friday, $2,000/win and $325/start)

6-10-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday)
8-12-17 Rose Bowl Speedway, Tyler, TX (Saturday)
8-25-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (Friday)
8-26-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday)
9-16-17 Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Saturday)
9-30-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Saturday)

Mother Nature might currently be the only 2-time 'winner' in 2017, but we'll hopefully return to green-flag racing conditions when the next NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series event takes place at Superbowl Speedway on May 13th - please make plans to join us for exciting 360C.I. Sprint Car racing action!

 

 

Saturday's program at Lucas Oil Speedway rained out; Open Wheel Showdown next up

Wheatland, Missouri (April 29, 2017) - For the second straight week, rain has prevailed as Saturday's scheduled Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series program at Lucas Oil Speedway has been canceled.

"We were very fortunate in 2016 with no rainouts of our weekly racing," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "Unfortunately, with an outdoor sport, you're at the mercy of the elements and we've simply had too much rain with the forecast of a lot more on the way.

"We'll look forward to seeing everyone next Saturday (May 6) with the Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown and then welcome back our Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series on May 13."

The 6th annual Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown is the first big open-wheel program of the season. The tripleheader of action features the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Winged Sprint Cars Presented by Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps along with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region Winged Sprint Cars; the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint Cars and the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series.

The first 300 kids through the gates next Saturday will receive checkered flags, courtesy of Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:35. Some suites remain available along with grandstand seating. Contact admissions direction Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email Nichole@lucasspeedway.com for more information.

Ticket prices: Adults (16 and up) $20 Seniors (62 and up)/Military $17 Youth (ages 6-15) $10 Kids (5-and-under) FREE Family pass $40 Pit pass $40

Camping: Reserved with Electric and Water- $35/Night (Limited Availability) Reserved Dry Spots- $20/Night (Limited Availability) Dry Camping- $10/Night

For complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket info and the 2017 racing schedule, visit LucasOilSpeedway.com. Three-day passes for the 25th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com are now on sale. Only a few hundred of the three-day passes remain. Call admission director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com for more information.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

Click www.LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.

In addition, fans can get social with Lucas Oil Speedway by following @LucasSpeedway on Twitter, clicking "Like" at www.facebook.com/LucasOilSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/LucasOilSpeedway.

 

 

APRIL SHOWERS STOPS NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAYS RACES; BIG SHOWS FOR EVERYBODY SET FOR MAY

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

Rains that started at dusk on Friday night and continued on into late Saturday morning and were predicted to last all day on Saturday, caused promoters Jason and Kristin Flory to cancel the races for Saturday, April 29th.

The month of May will see all class' of cars seeing big races in the four weeks of May. The Kar Connection Super Late Models will be in the spotlight on Saturday, May 13th with the Attica Raceway Park/ NAPA Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Series. The series will start the night before at ARP with both nights paying $1,200 to win. Ryan Markham of Ashland is the defending champion of the series and will be looking to collect his third crown in the series as he won the inaugural series back in 2014. Wooster's Doug Drown won in 2015. The winner of the May 13th race will earn a spot in the World of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model race on Saturday, May 27th. That will be a 50 lap $10,000 to win feature as the WoOLM return to 'Orrville's Historic Oval' for the 1st time since 2013. Dave Hess was the winner of that race while Darrell Lanigan won the season before. Brandon Sheppard is the current points leader ahead of Tyler Erb, Chris Madden, and Eric Wells. Dresden Ohio's Devin Moran is the leader in the Rookie of the Year for the WoOLM points.

The Fisher Performance Sprints will start out on Saturday, May 6th with the Ohio Sprint Car Series making their 1st of five trips to NAPA WCS. Last year, in their first year of operation, the OSCS held two races at NAPA WCS as Wooster's Jac Haudenschild and Lockbourne's Cole Duncan were the winners with Duncan winning the OSCS championship. Then on Saturday, May 20th, the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association will visit the Orrville Speedplant for the 1st of two visits. Last season D J Foos and Danny Mumaw won the OVSCA RACES with Mumaw winning two times.

The Lowes Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.3 Sports Country Mini Stocks will start their 'Summer Series' on Saturday, May 20th with increased purse and a separate point fund for the four race series. Paul Holmes won the Super Stock series while Brad Hensel claimed the Mini Stock crown last year.

The Lowes Super Stocks will also be the support class for the Saturday, May 27th WoOLM show as the Fisher Performance Sprints and the WQKT 104.5 Sports Country Mini Stocks will have the night off.

For a complete look at the schedule or for more information, check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway

 

 

May will be entertaining at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio – The Month of May will be very busy and very entertaining at Attica Raceway Park.

Heavy rains fell Friday, April 28 just as the third group of Hammer Pallets 410 Sprints was set to qualify on Kear’s Speed Shop Night, forcing the cancellation of the night’s racing. Fans may use their tickets toward any event throughout the 2017 season.

May’s action begins Friday, May 5 on The Adkins Group/AmeriGas Night. The Hammer Pallets 410 Sprints will be in competition for the second visit of the year by the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics. It will also be the first race in the Attica Raceway Park/Oakshade Raceway Late Model Series Challenge for the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models. The Fremont Fence 305 Sprints will also be in action.

For the first time ever at Attica Raceway Park, the K&L Ready Mix National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders will team up with the Great Lakes Sprint Series for a 360 sprint car battle on Friday, May 12 on Underground Utilities Inc. Night. The Attica/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge will kick off for the UMP Late Models as well with the 305 sprints also in action. The vintage race cars will also be on display.

The busy month of May continues at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 19 for the Eric Phillips 29th Anniversary Classic presented by Kear’s Speed Shop and American Powersports of Findlay and Sandusky. The 410 sprint cars of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics will be in competition as will the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro ($1,000 to win) presented by Gressman Powersports. The UMP late models will be throwing the clay as well.

May wraps up with the second of four visits for the season by Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday, May 26 on Foster Auto Body Night. It will mark the 114th visit by the travelling series to Attica Raceway Park. The UMP late models and 305 sprints will also be in competition.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

 

 

Jason Martin #36 - Strong 2nd Place Finish at Columbus, NE, Moves Martin Into a Tied 1st Place for Sprint Series of Nebraska

Columbus, NE, 4/28/2017 – . BM Motorsports has now had 3 consecutive Top 4 finishes. Racing at the Sprint Series of Nebraska at the US 30 Speedway in Columbus, NE, Martin started 3rd and then passed the leaders around the top against the fence but then a caution come out. A few laps later and got to 2nd and Martin had a chance as he got to lap traffic but another caution came out. Follow BM Motorsports at: www.bmmotorsports.net. You will be able to learn more about their driver, Jason Martin, see photographs of the car, and see all of the sponsors that have helped out! You can also find the 2017 schedule so you can follow them to every race! Also, be sure to follow their driver, Jason Martin, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jasonmartinmotorsports/ for the latest news and updates. UP NEXT: Race has been cancelled for Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska, on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The next race is scheduled for May 5, 2017, at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE, and then on to Wheatland, Missouri, to Lucas Oil Speedway on May 6, 2017.

 

Kulhanek and Blurton Win to Highlight Strong Week for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (April 28, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Ray Allen Kulhanek and Zach Blurton each scored their first triumph of the season during the last week.

Kulhanek was victorious last Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.

Blurton drove into Victory Lane on Thursday at U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska.

Other Team ILP competitors with a top-five finish include:

Rob Chaney guided CH Motorsports to a runner-up result on Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

Caleb Helms placed second on Friday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.

Kerry Madsen led Big Game Motorsports to a second-place finish on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Trey Starks maneuvered from 10th to second place on Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

Giovanni Scelzi captured a third-place result on Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., during the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series portion of the Peter Murphy Classic.

Seth Bergman earned a career-best third-place finish on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Jamie Ball posted a fourth-place result on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Additionally, Inside Line Promotions welcomes Chaney and CH Motorsports as well as Alex Hill and Hill's Racing Team to Team ILP!

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Derek Hagar - 2 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1); Caleb Helms - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24 and Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25); Zach Blurton - 1 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27); Tommy Bryant - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22); Kerry Madsen - 1 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15); and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 26

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 430; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 380; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 325; 4. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 301; 5. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 287; 6. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 254; 7. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 250; 8. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 241; 9. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 226; 10. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 225; 11. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 215; 12. Britney Bry­ant, Granbury, Texas, 209; 13. Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, 204; 14. Zach Newlin, Miller­stown, Pa., 192; 15. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 189; 16. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, and Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, both 187; 18. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 179; 19. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 178; 20. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 177.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 138; 2. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 126; 3. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 121; 4. Jesse Mack, Visalia, Calif., 118; 5. Mike Stallings, Sanger, Calif., 114; 6. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 107; 7. Nathan Rolfe, Atwater, Calif., 106; 8. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 103; 9. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 101; 10. Blake Robertson, Visalia, Calif., 97.

Colorado – 1. Austin McLean, Loveland, Colo., 39; 2. Brandon Tubbs II, Colorado Springs, Colo., 38; 3. Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., 37; 4. Ryan Oerter, Calhan, Colo., 36; 5. Brad Wasson, Fort Mor­gan, Colo., 34; 6. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wy., 30.

Iowa – 1. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 40; 2. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 39; 3. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 38; 4. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 37; 5. Justin Allen, Gay­lord, Minn., 36; 6. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 35; 7. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 34; 8. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 33; 9. Greg Black, Des Moines, Iowa, 32; 10. Koddy Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 31.

Indiana – 1. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 40; 2. Brinton Marvel, Lizton, Ind., 37; 3. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 36; 4. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 35; 5. John Wolfarth, Boonville, Ind., 32; 6. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 31; 7. Joey Parker, Plainfield, Ind., 30; 8. Kevin Champoux, Indianapolis, Ind., 29; 9. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 27; 10. Brian Gerster, Fishers, Ind., 24.

Louisiana – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 78; 2. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 70; 3. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 69; 4. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, both 68; 6. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 67; 7. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 40; 8. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 39; 9. Charles Sweetser, Morgan City, La., 37; 10. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., 36.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 76; 2. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 75; 3. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 72; 4. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 71; 5. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 70; 6. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., and Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., both 69; 8. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 65; 9. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 61; 10. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 59.

New York – 1. Bret Jaycox, East Durham, N.Y., 40; 2. Thomas Radivoy, Circleville, N.Y., 38; 3. Dustin Purdy, Walton, N.Y., 32; 4. Sydney Prince, Killingworth, Conn., 29; 5. Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, Pa., 28.

Ohio – 1. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 79; 2. Jim Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 74; 3. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 71; 4. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 68; 5. Jake Hesson, Marysville, Ohio, 67; 6. Hunter Lynch, Ostrander, Ohio, 65; 7. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 63; 8. Dilan Al­lagree, South Salem, Ohio, and Joseph Allagree, Chillicothe, Ohio, both 62; 10. Michael L. Ebers­bach, Baltimore, Ohio, 57.

Pennsylvania – 1. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 192; 2. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 177; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 166; 4. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 157; 5. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 148; 6. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 132; 7. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 130; 8. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 125; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 117; 10. Kassidy Kreitz, Sinking Spring, Pa., 104.

South Carolina – 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., 40; 2. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 39; 3. Danny Jones, Concord, N.C., 38; 4. Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., 37; 5. David William Duke II, Sumter, S.C., 36; 6. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 35; 7. Nathan Emig, Beaufort, S.C., 34; 8. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 33; 9. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 32; 10. David Thorman, Greenville, S.C., 31.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 391; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 340; 3. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, and Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, both 301; 5. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, and Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, both 254; 7. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 241; 8. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 238; 9. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 226; 10. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 209.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 78; 2. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 74; 3. Mike Ler­aas, Kernersville, N.C., 72; 4. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 71; 5. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 69; 6. Mike Keeton, Doswell, Va., 68; 7. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 66; 8. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 39; 9. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 38; 10. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 37.

 

 

Bellm Second in ASCS Warrior Action at Moberly

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (April 28, 2017) – Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team were oh so close to the first victory of season, landing solid runner-up honors in last Saturday’s ASCS Warrior event at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri.

“I feel like we left one on the table,” Bellm says. “We have things working well, it feels good knowing that.”

This weekend’s plans had included more ASCS Warrior action on Friday night at Fulton’s Callaway Raceway and then the re-opening of Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday night. However, both event have already fallen victim to rain.

After winning his heat race at Randolph County Raceway last Saturday, Bellm gridded the feature sixth aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry.

The 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year wasted little time working his way forward in the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions machine, taking command before a caution appeared.

The caution proved costly, with Bellm surrendering the point on the restart.

“I didn’t slide myself on the restart and Randy (Martin) slid me,” Bellm explains.

“In clean air, we were a little better,” Bellm says of the feature aboard the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care entry. “When he got by, it was just wide-open around the fence and not enough cars to really get into lapped traffic.”

The runner-up finish has Bellm and the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/The Engine Heater team eager to get back on track.

“The car is working really well, it’s probably the best working car that I’ve had,” Bellm says. “We feel really good about where our program is right now.”

With this weekend’s action awash, Bellm will have to wait another week before likely ASCS Warrior action at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.

2017 Quick Stats: 6 races, 2 top-fives, 2 top-tens.

Up Next: Rainouts at Callaway (Fulton, MO) Raceway and Lake Ozark (Eldon, MO) Speedway this weekend, leading contender for next Saturday night (May 6) is ASCS Warrior action at Lucas Oil Speedway.

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.

 

 

Reutzel Takes on World of Outlaws in Indiana after Knoxville Podium

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 28, 2017) – With Mother Nature flexing early-season muscle, Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team found themselves at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway for last weekend’s 410-ci Sprint Car season-opener atop the storied ½-mile clay oval.

While original plans had called for World of Outlaws action at West Memphis and Pevely, the change of plans worked out quite well with Reutzel driving the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry to a strong third-place finish.

“We practiced on Friday for the first time there and I’m really glad we did,” Reutzel said. “We got in our comfort zone, the car had a lot of speed.”

With weather very much in effect again for this weekend, Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited team will take on the World of Outlaws at Indiana’s Plymouth Speedway on Friday night before determining a Saturday night destination.

Following last Friday’s successful practice run at Knoxville, Saturday got off to a strong start with Reutzel quickest in hot laps. But it nearly got away from him in qualifying.

“I made a mistake in qualifying that messed up both of my laps,” Reutzel explains. “I was surprised and happy that we were still seventh-quick.”

Reutzel responded by racing from fourth to win his heat race aboard the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration machine. “That’s tough to do any time there,” Reutzel says. “To pass quality cars in a short race, you have to be going good.”

With a zero invert, Reutzel was third in points after heat race action and gridded the feature inside the second row behind Brian Brown and Kerry Madsen.

“We were a little faster than Kerry, I tried to slide him a few times for second,” Reutzel recalls.

Reutzel persisted, falling just short. “I thought I had him one time, and he just barely drove back by,” Reutzel says of the battle. “A little bit after that, he challenged Brown for the lead.”

“I wish I could have got by him (Madsen), I think it would have made for a different race,” Reutzel explains.

Still, a strong third-place finish in the Knoxville Raceway season-opener is nothing to scoff at and bodes well for the upcoming season.

“We’re really excited about Nationals now, we feel really good with the package that we have,” Reutzel says.

Reutzel finds himself back in World of Outlaws action Friday at Plymouth Speedway and seeks any place with clear skies on Saturday.

2017 Quick Stats: 23 races, 2 top-fives, 6 top-tens.

Up Next: World of Outlaws at Plymouth (IN) Speedway on Friday with Saturday yet to be determined.

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.

 

 

Wingless Spec Sprints Kick Off 2017 Season At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II

Antioch, CA...The All Star Series Wingless Spec Sprint division begins their 2017 season at Antioch Speedway this Saturday night. This will be their 19th season at the track that started the division. It began when Promoter John M. Soares consulted with Don O'Keefe Jr. to get the ball rolling. O'Keefe drafted the rules in late August of 1998 and even gave the division its SPEC name. SPEC, by the way, stands for Spec Parts Economy Class, which was the concept behind this division. It's Sprint Cars for the working class. O'Keefe was pretty much the guiding hand behind the scenes who kept this class on the right path in the beginning.

You take the plethora of Sprint Car chassis that are out there as the top 360 Sprint Car teams get new cars. Put a cast iron 360 motor in it with a two barrel carburetor to keep the costs down, and the cars are competitive. They were made self starting as a means to get the show going quickly. The first season saw no less than 12 cars compete. The next season saw the first B Mains. The first 30 plus car field was achieved in 2001. As time went on, several other tracks started classes of their own, and people who might never have gone Sprint Car racing otherwise got their starts.

Three teams who were a part of the first roster in 1999 still compete at Antioch Speedway. Nobody has more Main Event wins in the history of the class at Antioch than reigning champion Jim Perry Jr. Budget racer Rick Panfili is coming off of another Top 5 point season. After several second place finishes in the past two seasons, he's looking to get his first win. The Gonderman Racing Team is back again this year. Two time champion Dan Gonderman has stepped out of the driver's seat to allow his daughter Abigail to make her division debut. Abigail is the third generation of her family to race. She has prior Four Banger experience, and her grandfather Ken Gonderman is the 1970 Sportsman champion at Antioch. He continues to pit for his son and grand daughter.

Perry is the driver to beat, and his own son, Jimmy Perry III, provides him some tough competition. Only Jim Jr. and two time champion Darrell Hanestad have more Antioch wins, and Perry III is also a past champion. On the cusp of a championship is Marcus Smith. Smith nearly won a championship in BCRA Midget Lites before back to back runnerup seasons in Spec Sprints. If not for a blown motor in the September race last season, Smith might have been able to beat Perry Jr. for the championship.

Ageless veteran Roy Fisher is another driver to contend with. Fisher comes from a motorcycle racing background. When he got into Spec Sprint racing in the third season of the class, he was already making a name for himself for his charges from the back of the pack to frequent Top 5 finishes. Even a horrific crash on the front straightaway about a decade ago couldn't keep him down. After recovering from his injuries, Fisher was back on the track and winning races again.

The roster is filled with talented racers, including Chowchilla champion Brandon Burd, Shannon Newton, Jack Clark, James East, Alan Miranda, Adam Teves, rookie Josh Floyd, Boy Moniz and NFL Alumnus Jeremy Newberry. Burd is coming off a fifth place season, while Newton had two second place finishes as he's knocks on the door to victory. Alan Miranda also had a second place finish and has a new motor ready to go this year. Newberry isn't just a great offensive lineman and NFL analyst, but a feature winner last season. Floyd is competing in the old Jimmy Lavell car. An NCMA pavement champion, Lavell passed away not long ago, and Floyd is keeping the paint job in his memory. Speaking of paint jobs, 2016 "Rookie Of The Year" Adam Teves competes in the Lloyd Beard Special, owned by Cameron Beard and Dana Craig.

The list of champions has four drivers with two titles each, Perry Jr., D. Gonderman, Hanestad and Billy Macedo, and Perry could just rise above the others as a three time champion this year if he makes that his goal. He's been racing since his Super Modified days at Vallejo Speedway in the 1970's and carries the experience advantage and lots of knowledge as an engine builder. However, winning this championship won't be easy for whomever grabs the glory.

The ten race All Star Series Wingless Spec Sprint season kicks off this Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Who will grab the glory this week? For further Spec Sprint news and other information on the happenings at the track, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

2016 Antioch Speedway All Star Series Wingless Spec Sprint Top 10 Points Jim Perry Jr. 624 Marcus Smith 554 Roy Fisher 548 Rick Panfili 534 Brandon Burd 468 Shannon Newton 354 Dan Gonderman 290 Jack Clark 286 Adam Teves 251 James East 244

2017 Antioch Speedway Wingless Spec Sprint Schedule April 29 May 6 May 20 July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29 August 12 August 26 September 23

Past Antioch Speedway Wingless Spec Sprint Champions 1988-Mike Johnson * 1989-Scott Holloway * 1997-Stan Cargo * 1998-Scott Holloway * 1999-Dan Gonderman 2000-Travis Berryhill 2001-Terry Tarditi 2002-Darrell Hanestad 2003-Darrell Hanestad 2004-Bob Newberry 2005-Scot Merrell 2006-Jimmy Perry III 2007-Jim Perry Jr. 2008-Billy Macedo 2009-Billy Aton 2010-Tommy LaLiberte 2011-Dan Gonderman 2012-D.J. Johnson 2013-Gary Nelson Jr. 2014-Billy Macedo 2015-Kyle Bakkie 2016-Jim Perry Jr. * NCMA Antioch

Previous 30 Feature Winners September 24, 2016: Boy Moniz September 3, 2016: Jim Perry Jr. August 27, 2016: Jim Perry Jr. August 13, 2016: Marcus Smith July 23, 2016: Dan Gonderman July, 16, 2016: Marcus Smith July 9, 2016: Roy Fisher June 25, 2016: Jeremy Newberry June 18, 2016:: Jim Perry Jr. June 11, 2016: Jason McIntosh May 15, 2016: Jim Perry Jr. May 2, 2016: Marcus Smith April 16, 2016: Dan Gonderman September 19, 2015: Billy Macedo August 29, 2015: Kyle Bakkie August 15, 2015: Billy Macedo August 1, 2015: Jimmy Perry III July 5, 2015: Jeff Lee June 20, 2015: James East June 6, 2915: Jimmy Perry III May 17, 2015: Kyle Bakkie April 26, 2015: Jimmy Perry III April 19, 2015: Kyle Bakkie April 12, 2015: Roy Fisher March 21, 2015: Kyke Bakkie March 14, 2015: Roy Fisher March 7, 2015: Jeff Lee September 13, 2014: Billy Macedo August 2, 2014: Bob Newberry July 26 2014: Jeff Banbury

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

It’s an Indiana Doubleheader for the Outlaws Points Leader

INDIANAPOLIS (April 27, 2017) – The World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series is giving Indiana an early start to its annual right of spring by kicking off the month of May a few days early with a pair of races in the Hoosier State this weekend. Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz and the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team will make their initial appearance in the Midwest Friday night at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway and at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt Saturday.

After Mother Nature washed out a pair of races last weekend, Schatz and the TSR team shift their focus to a pair of races being held within an easy driving distance of the Brownwburg, Indiana-based TSR race shop. It’s one of the only weekends during the 92-race season where the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team members have the opportunity to sleep in their own beds following the races. It’s also a chance for Schatz, driver of the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J, to continue his recent string of good outings in the state of Indiana.

Friday’s race at Plymouth Speedway will be the Outlaws’ second-ever stop at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval located in north central Indiana. Last season, Schatz competed in Indiana four times beginning with his debut at Plymouth, where he qualified 10th and raced from 13th to sixth in the 30-lap A-Feature. The goal Friday is to improve on that result and potentially work himself into position late in the A-Feature to challenge for a victory. In his last 12 Indiana WoO starts, Schatz has worked himself into that position seven times. He won five of those races, including a thriller at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville last June. That victory was his eighth in the state and Lincoln Park became the fifth different Indiana track where Schatz has claimed a WoO A-Feature victory. He has the opportunity to add two more wins and tracks this weekend.

For the last 13 consecutive seasons, the Outlaws have made a stop in southwest Indiana to race at Tri-State Speedway. This Saturday, Schatz will make it 14 straight years of competing at the high-banked, quarter-mile, dirt oval. Last spring, he had one of the most consistent nights he’s ever had at the facility by qualifying fifth, winning his heat and finishing fourth in the 40-lap A-Feature. The finish was his third-best result in 18 career appearances at the track. He has twice finished third – in 2004 and 2008.

Schatz and his TSR team of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti continue to operate with the goal of making improvements from their past performances. Following a weekend of races being postponed and canceled by rain, they are looking forward to closing the month of April on a high note.

Through 17 of the 92 scheduled races in the 2017 WoO campaign, Schatz continues to lead the standings. He has a 44-point advantage over David Gravel and leads the series with six A-Feature triumphs. He is tied for most top-fives with 11 and top-10s with 14.

For Friday’s race at Plymouth, the pit gates will open at 3 p.m. EDT while the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit plymouthspeedway.net or call 574-936-0900.

Saturday at Tri-State, the pit gates will open at 3 p.m. CDT with the grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are slated to begin at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit tristatespeedway.com or call 812-768-5995.

Race fans unable to attend this weekend’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live audio coverage is available both nights as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com. Live video will be available Friday night only. Visit to DIRTVision.com for more information.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, TSR and the No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J throughout the campaign on the web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.arcticcat.com, and 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.

Arctic Cat: Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArcticCat or on Twitter and Instagram @ArcticCat_atv @ArcticCat_Snow

Curb: Facebook at www.facebook.com/CurbRecords or on Twitter and Instagram @CurbRecords.

Ford Performance: Facebook at www.facebook.com/FordPerformance or on Twitter and Instagram @FordPerformance.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J:

After a rare weekend off, it’s back to work for you and the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team. What does the time away from the track do for you and the team?

“It’s kind of tough because we are so used to racing all the time. You spend the early part of the week getting everything you need to get done and then, as the weekend gets closer, you start looking at the weather. That’s the part that gets hard because there are a lot of variables in play. Teams have to travel. Tracks and the series have to consider the fans and the type of shows that we can put on if the weather actually breaks. Last week, the Outlaws made a good call early to postpone our scheduled race in Memphis, and then were decisive with the decision about Pevely Saturday. Once you get that word, you have to try and take advantage of that stolen time that we rarely get. Some guys went home. Some teams raced. Some teams were able to do both. By Sunday, I know we were all ready to get back to racing and that’s been the focus since. Being back at the shop the past couple of weeks is a big deal. It gave my guys not only a chance to prepare for a busy slate of races in May and June, but also some time to be with their families.”

The results over the past three years for you and the TSR team in Indiana have been extremely consistent. Does the proximity of racing close to home for your team members play any kind of role in those results?

“It’s really important for us to succeed no matter where we race, but there is something special about being closer to home. I know what it feels like for me to be racing in North Dakota and, even though my team has guys from California, Pennsylvania and South Dakota, Indiana has been home for them for quite some time. We almost always have extra people at the track during our Indiana races. It’s easier for family and friends to come out and be part of it. But honestly, the biggest reason for our results the past few seasons has been the hard work by everyone at TSR. We all have high expectations and work extremely hard to continue to get better. Obviously, we’re excited about the opportunity to have a home weekend for the guys and a lot of our people, but everyone still has the same goal for the weekend. We’re all heading to Plymouth Friday looking forward to the opportunity to race with the World of Outlaws and put ourselves in position to drive the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance car to victory lane.”

 

 

The Breakdown: World of Outlaws at 81 Speedway for the Kansas Outlaw Klassic

PARK CITY, Kan. — April 27, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is back at 81 Speedway in Park City Kansas, just outside of Wichita, on Saturday, May 6 for the first time since 2006. The series has visited the track 12 different times, dating back to 1980. There have been seven drivers who have been victorious with the series over the years at 81 Speedway, including five different winners in each of the last five events the series has held at the three-eighths-mile. This edition of The Breakdown sets the stage for the Kansas Outlaw Klassic presented by Great Clips, Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. and the City of Park City, Kansas at 81 Speedway.

The track

Eighty-One Speedway is a semi-banked three-eighth-mile. The track record of 13.33-seconds was established by three-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Sammy Swindell in an event in 2015.

Past WoO winners

Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion won the most recent series event at 81 Speedway in 2006, while 2013 series titlist Daryn Pittman won at the track in 2005.

Swindell has six victories in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition at 81 Speedway. The Hall of Famer was victorious in the inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the track in 1980. In fact, Swindell won the first five consecutive races the series held at the track. The most recent win for Tennessee native at 81 Speedway with the Outlaws came in 1991.

Fellow Hall of Famers Steve Kinser, Ron Shuman, Mark Kinser and Danny Lasoski have also been triumphant at 81 Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

The winningest

Jason Johnson has been victorious seven times in his career at 81 Speedway. The native of Eunice, Louisiana won in 2004, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 with the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) and in 2002 and 2003 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at the track.

The players

A total of 16 drivers are following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series full-time in 2017. Leading the way is Schatz, who has six wins. David Gravel is currently second in points, with four wins, followed by Brad Sweet and Jason Johnson, who each have a pair of victories. Daryn Pittman is currently fifth in points, followed by Stewart, Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, McMahan and Saldana. Sides is just outside of the top-10 in points, followed by Brent Marks, Kraig Kinser, Greg Wilson, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp.

Three for Three

Schatz, Pittman and Joey Saldana are the only current active World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers that have competed in the most recent three races for the series at 81 Speedway. Schatz leads the trio with a win and three top-10 finishes, while Pittman has a win and two top-10 runs. Saldana has a pair of top-10 showings.

Return visit

Jason Sides and Paul McMahan have each competed a couple of times at 81 Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, while Shane Stewart has raced at the track with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and NCRA. Greg Wilson has competed with the All Stars at 81 Speedway.

Winging it

Clyde Knipp, the youngest driver competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, has raced at 81 Speedway in the past in a non-wing sprint car. The teenager will be making his first winged sprint car start at the track.

First timers

Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen, Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks will all be making their first visit to 81 Speedway.

Tickets for the Kansas Outlaw Klassic presented by Great Clips, Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. and the City of Park City, Kansas, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at 81 Speedway in Kansas on Saturday, May 6 can purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling: 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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LARSON MARKS RACING, STEWART RETURN TO DRIVER'S HOME STATE INDIANA INVASION:

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series travel to the Hoosier state this weekend for back-to-back nights of competition. Avon, Ind. resident, Shane Stewart, and the Larson Marks team will be in action at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, followed up with Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. on Saturday.

LAST YEAR AT PLYMOUTH: In the World of Outlaws' inaugural event at Plymouth Speedway, Stewart timed in with the 13th-quickest lap time after being the first car out for qualifying. He went on to finish fourth in his heat race and 15th in the main event.

HAUBSTADT HISTORY: In 2015 at Tri-State Speedway, Stewart earned the quickest lap time of the night in qualifying, but didn't transfer out of his heat race. After winning the Last Chance Showdown, the Bixby, Okla. native finished 15th at the quarter-mile track. Last year, Stewart qualified 17th and finished fifth in his heat race. He then advanced four positions in the main event to earn a 10th-place finish.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Series driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Larson will be doing double-duty at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, competing in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NMECS races this weekend.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Bob Curtis of Warrensburg, Mo., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Dennis Christ of Fredericksburg, Penn.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday night's race at Tri-State Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will be back in action on Wednesday, May 3 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for last weekend's rain-postponed Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

STATS: RACES: 19 FAST TIME: 2 WINS: 0 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 3 TOP-10 FINISHES: 12

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports set to push off silver anniversary season

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) April 27, 2017 – After a long winter of preparation, the Paul Pokorski Motorsports team will open its 25th anniversary season in full throttle with an action-packed, three-race weekend.

The team will fire up the 2017 season by entering the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) 410 Sprint Car Series Battle on the Bay event at the Luxemburg Speedway Friday, April 28. Pokorski and his crew will then head south to kick off the Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) season at the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing opener Saturday, April 29. The team will then round out its three-race weekend excursion by competing in the MSA portion of the Harry Neitzel Memorial event at Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam on Sunday, April 30.

Pokorski, who began his racing career in the Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car (EWSC) Winged Super Modified division in 1993, is looking forward to the opportunity to get the 2017 season off to a strong start.

“The goals for the weekend are too have some fun at Luxemburg running with the IRA guys and hopefully shake out any little bugs from the car and the driver,” Pokorski said. “On Saturday and Sunday things get a little bit more intense. We finished pretty strong the last few nights at Plymouth last year, and we’ve had a few good runs at Dodge County lately. I'm hoping that we can build off those recent showings and kick our season off right.”

In 21 Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) 360 sprint car events last year, Pokorski posted five top-five finishes in A-main competition, along with 12 top-10 A-main finishes and seven heat race victories. The team also competed in four Interstate Racing Association (IRA) 410 Sprint Car Series events, highlighted by a 19th-place A-main finish at the now defunct Manitowoc Expo Speedway on July 1.

The team’s best A-main finish of the 2016 season was a second-place showing in MSA competition at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam on July 8th.

The 2014 MSA Masters Series champ and a three-time EWSC Winged Super Modified champion, has penciled in a total of 33 races at six different tracks in 2017, including 20 races at the Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds – the home track of the MSA.

IRA qualifying at Luxemburg Speedway is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 28. Racing is set to start at 6 p.m. at the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing opener on Saturday, April 29. A special early start time will be in effect at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam on Sunday, April 30, with warm ups at 4 p.m. and racing at 5:30 p.m.

The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2017 season include: Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Christel Sign, Tisler Salvage Inc. and The Cawley Company.
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2017 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Friday, April 28 – Luxemburg Speedway (IRA)
Saturday, April 29 – Plymouth Dirt Track Racing (MSA)
Sunday, April 30 – Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam (MSA)

2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 0
MSA events – 0
IRA events - 0
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR BATTLE HEATS UP AT SAN TAN VALLEY
By Lance Jennings

APRIL 26, 2017... This Saturday, April 29th, the Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars are back in action at San Tan Valley’s Arizona Speedway. Promoted by Jonah Trussel and located within ET Motopark, the seventh point race will also showcase Dwarf Cars, Pure Stocks, and the Robert Horne Ford Bombers. The Front Gates will open at 5:00pm and Racing at the fast 3/8-mile oval will start at 7:00pm. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

NOTICE TO RACERS: The Schoenfeld 14272735-78 Muffler is MANDATORY for Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest competition at Arizona Speedway and Central Arizona Speedway. Failure to comply will be disqualified from the events.

Since April 13, 2013, twenty-six USAC SouthWest Sprint Car events have been held at the San Tan Valley oval. Four-time champion R.J. Johnson leads all drivers with fourteen victories and Stevie Sussex (3 wins) claimed the 30-lap main event on March 18th.

Entering Saturday’s event, R.J. Johnson (Laveen, Arizona) has a 14-point advantage over the competition. Driving Bobby Martin’s #51 Martin Family Auto Museum / Pecon Builders Sherman, Johnson battled with Charles Davis Jr. for the top spot before finishing second at Casa Grande on April 15th. To date, the four-time champion has posted two heat race victories, one Beaver Stripes Passing Master Award, one semi-main win, one hard charger award, five top-10 finishes, and 15 feature laps led. R.J. leads all drivers with 44 SouthWest feature wins and will be looking for his first win of the campaign.

“Chargin” Charles Davis Jr. (Buckeye, Arizona) is second in the chase for the championship. Piloting the Massey Motorsports’ #50 RSS Industries / Rod End Supply RSS, Davis got the better of Johnson to earn the April 15th win at Casa Grande. At press time, the five-time Arizona Sprint Car champion has one feature win, three heat race victories, five top-10 finishes, and 30 feature laps led on the year. “Chargin” Charles ranks second on the series win list and will have his sights on his sixteenth triumph this Saturday night.

Shon Deskins (Phoenix, Arizona) is third in the USAC SouthWest point standings. Racing his #20 Spike Chassis / Mesilla Valley Transportation entry, Deskins ran fourth at the Pinal County Fairgrounds. As this writing goes to press, the veteran driver has five top-10 finishes in the campaign. With one career USAC SouthWest victory, Shon will be looking to add Saturday’s feature at Arizona Speedway to his resume.

Young Landon Cling (Tempe, Arizona) continues to impress and sits fourth in the point chase. Driving the family owned #54 Cling’s Aerospace Ellis, Cling charged from twelfth to score third at Central Arizona Speedway. To date, the 2016 Rookie of the Year has two fast time awards and two top-10 finishes on the season. Landon will have his sights on his first USAC SouthWest victory at San Tan Valley.

Stevie Sussex (Tempe, Arizona) ranks fifth in the championship standings. The pilot of Mike Burkhart’s #21AZ Pacific Supply / Team AZ RSS has missed several shows to compete on the World of Outlaw and USAC National Sprint Car tours. At press time, the two-time Hank Arnold Memorial winner has one feature win, one heat race victory, one hard charger award, four top-10 finishes, and 27 feature laps led to his credit. Sussex has eleven career SouthWest triumphs and drive Jack Yeley’s potent #2 entry this Saturday.

Among the other drivers expected to be in action are “The Magic Man” Mike Martin, Nick Aiuto, Chris Bonneau, “The Bull” Tye Mihocko, Matt Lundy, Andy Reinbold, “The Real American” Matt Rossi, Jeff Lowery, “The Radio Flyer” Bruce St. James, Brian Hosford, Michael Curtis, Brent Yarnal, Cody Sickles, Ronnie Gardner, and more.

Arizona Speedway is located at 47800 N. Ironwood Road in San Tan Valley, just five minutes from Mesa, Arizona. To get to the track, exit Ironwood Drive on US 60, then head four miles south. Adult Tickets are $15, Senior Tickets are $12, Kids Tickets (11 & under) are FREE. For more event and ticket information, visit www.arizonaspeedway.net or call 480.926.6688.

For more information on the Sands Chevrolet USAC SouthWest Sprint Car Series, visit www.southwestsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, or follow the series on Facebook.
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SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS:
2013-R.J. Johnson, 2014-R.J. Johnson, 2015-R.J. Johnson, 2016-R.J. Johnson.

2017 SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
2-Ryan Bernal, 1-Dave Darland, 1-Charles Davis Jr., 1-Matt Rossi, 1-Stevie Sussex.

SAN TAN VALLEY SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR WINS:
14-R.J. Johnson, 5-Charles Davis Jr., 3-Stevie Sussex, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Mike Martin, 1-Josh Pelkey, 1-Chris Windom.

SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. R.J. Johnson-395, 2. Charles Davis Jr.-381, 3. Shon Deskins-348, 4. Landon Cling-285, 5. Stevie Sussex-278, 6. Mike Martin-259, 7. Nick Aiuto-250, 8. Chris Bonneau-237, 9. Tye Mihocko-217, 10. Matt Lundy-215, 11. Andy Reinbold-208, 12. Dave Darland-169, 13. Matt Rossi-168, 14. Ryan Bernal-160, 15. Jeff Lowery-157, ... Bruce St. James-157, 17. Brian Hosford-151, 18. Michael Curtis-150, 19. Brady Bacon-148, 20. Brent Yarnal-146.

2017 SANDS CHEVROLET USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
DATE – TRACK – LOCATION
April 29: Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ
May 20: Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ
May 27: Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Salute to Indy)
May 28: Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Salute to Indy)
June 10: Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ
August 16: Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, OK (Freedom Tour / Non-Points)
August 17: 81 Speedway – Wichita, KS (Freedom Tour / Non-Points)
August 18: 81 Speedway – Wichita, KS (Freedom Tour / Non-Points)
August 19: Caney Valley Speedway – Caney, KS (Freedom Tour / Non-Points)
September 2: #Southern New Mexico Speedway – Las Cruces, NM (Border Tour / $2,000-to-Win)
September 3: #Southern New Mexico Speedway – Las Cruces, NM (Border Tour / $2,000-to-Win)
September 9: Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ
September 29: Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Sands Chevrolet Hall of Fame Classic)
September 30: Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Sands Chevrolet Hall of Fame Classic)
October 21: Canyon Speedway Park – Peoria, AZ (Race For The Cure)
October 28: Central Arizona Speedway – Casa Grande, AZ
November 3: Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ (Western World Championships)
November 4: Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ (Western World Championships)
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# = Co-Sanctioned Event with NMMRA Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.

 

 

Sprints Tune-up for All Stars Invasion; Young Gun Junior Sprints Added to Saturday Night Live! Roster

(Mercer, PA April 26, 2017): This Saturday, April 29, the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars will get their final tune-up before the invasion of the touring professionals of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The All Stars will make their only appearance the following week, May 5.

Jack Sodeman, Jr., of North Jackson, OH, scored his first win of the 2017 season and immediately installed himself at the top of the point standings. That is a familiar place for him, as Sodeman is the defending track champion. Jimmy Seger, the co-champion in the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars, is in second spot, and he will be a top challenger, along with George Hobaugh, Jr., with whom he split the driving duties in the Lockhart 58. Dan Kuriger, Michael Bauer, Dan Shetler, and Gary Kreiss, Jr., also turned in creditable performances last weekend.

Joining the 410 Sprints will be the Turn 4 Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds, the Bonnell Rod Shop 305 Sprints, the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, and the Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks. Making their first start of the 2017 racing season will be the Young Gun Junior Sprints.

Jimmy Holden, of Tiona, PA, is riding a three-race winning streak in the 358 Modified division. While he has all of the checkered flags in his collection, the competition has been tough. Lonny Riggs has been close, and Frankie Guidace is back on the track. Sid Unverzagt, Jr. had his machine ready after suffering a blown engine and a fire a couple of weeks ago. J.R. McGinley, Kevin Green, and many more racers will make this an interesting contest, for sure.

Andy Priest leads the 305 Sprints with a pair of wins, but he is tied atop the point standings by Daring Gallagher, a one-time winner. Gregg McCandless has been consistent, and he could pull off a win some time soon. Young Jeremy Kornbau is searching for that elusive first win. Veterans like Mike Marano, II, Mike Miller, and C.J. Jones add to the competitive spirit.

Kurt Eckstrom got his first career victory in the Modified Lites last week, and he will be among the favorites. And, in the Mini Stocks, Tyler Fulton, the defending champ, topped a banner field of 24 cars!

The fun will start at 6:30 p.m, with hot laps and qualifications. Heat races will immediately follow. Gates will open at 4 p.m., so the racers can get their cars ready and the fans can select their favorite seats.

The regular event pricing will apply. So, adults will be admitted of just $13, seniors (60+) for $11, and students (9-15) for $5. The younger set (8 and under) will be free, as always. The Family Pass will be only $28, and that will apply for two adults and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.

As mentioned above, the All Stars will be in on May 5. Another Sprint Car special will take place Memorial Day weekend, when the B.O.S.S. Sprints will race without wings! Mark your calendars for these outstanding events.

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.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park for 2107 include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Ritenour Equipment Center, Pizza Joe's, AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 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 late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING TEAMS TAKE FIVE Zimbardi, Nygaard, Lawrence, Kulhanek & Wolfe Score Victories

McKENZIE, Tenn. (April 26, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing saw its band of drivers score five Sprint Car victories over the weekend for the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer as the brand saw the tally marks in the win column jump to over forty on the season. Picking up victories in the 410ci, 360ci and 305ci divisions in four states, J&J teams look to keep their winning ways up as the 2017 season heats up.

Jared Zimbardi scored a win in the Empire Super Sprint (ESS)/Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) Challenge at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY, on April 21 to kick off the winning weekend for J&J Auto Racing. The victory was his first of the 2017 season. Wade Nygaard took the win in the Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS) event at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI, on April 22 to post his first “W” of the year.

Scott Lawrence took the checkered flag at Sumter (SC) Speedway on April 22 against a stout field of Carolina RaceSaver entries to post his first win of the young season. He was followed to the line by fellow J&J Auto Racing drivers Jake McLain, who finished second, Dan Jones who finished third and Tim Perry who rounded out the Top-Four to make it a manufacturer sweep.

Ray Allen Kulhanek drove to his first triumph of the season at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, TX, in the Southern United Sprints (SUS) event. Pennsylvania’s Lucas Wolfe wrapped up the weekend on a high note for J&J Auto Racing by taking the win in the second of two 20-lap Gladiator 360 Sprint Twin 20 feature events at Utica-Rome Speedway. Wolfe finished third in the first feature event to gain enough points to be named as the overall Gladiator Champion on the night.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for April 19 – April 23, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

4/21/17 Jared Zimbardi Outlaw Speedway/NY ESS/PST

4/22/17 Wade Nygaard Cedar Lake Speedway/WI UMSS

4/22/17 Scott Lawrence Sumter Speedway/SC Carolina RaceSaver

4/22/17 Ray Allen Kulhanek Battleground Speedway/TX SUS

4/23/17 Lucas Wolfe Utica-Rome Speedway/NY 360 Gladiator Challenge

Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

 

 

DHR Suspension and Inside Line Promotions Partner to Offer Unique Incentive

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (April 26, 2017) - DHR Suspension and Inside Line Promotions are partnering during the 2017 season to provide mutual clients with a sliding discount.

For every $50 spent on a shock rebuild by DHR Suspension within the next month or during any one order throughout the remainder of the year will net a one-percent discount on a public relations package by Inside Line Promotions. For example, if a DHR Suspension client spends $500 he or she will receive a 10-percent discount on professional PR by ILP. A $1,000 order will garner a 20-percent discount.

In turn, for every press release a client purchases in advance from Inside Line Promotions a one-percent discount will be provided by DHR Suspension on a shock rebuild. For example, 10 press releases equals a 10-percent discount. The discounts are also valid for new clients to both companies and the maximum discount by either business is 25 percent per client.

"My race team has been working with Inside Line Promotions since 2013 and when I created DHR Suspension I brought ILP on board for professional press releases," DHR Suspension Founder Derek Hagar said. "They are both growing businesses that want to help each other and give back to the racing community so we came up with a way to give back to each other's clients."

DHR Suspension is a leader in the shock industry within the sprint car, late model, modified, stock car and mini sprint communities. To learn more information, email DerekHagarRacing@yahoo.com or visit http://www.DHRSuspension.com.

"Derek is known as a winner not only in his race car, but by anyone who utilizes his services through DHR Suspension," Inside Line Promotions Founder Shawn Miller said. "We want to use synergy to help each other's businesses by offering a discount and by validating the quality we each produce in our services."

Inside Line Promotions provides professional public relations for drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. Here are the current PR specials:

· Purchase 10 Press Releases, Receive 1 FREE Press Release

· Purchase 25 Press Releases, Receive 3 FREE Press Releases

Inside Line Promotions also offers a yearly package that includes multiple free press releases.

To learn more information, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com or call 541-510-3663.

ON THE INTERNET -

DHR Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

DHR Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHR-Suspension-1564755937106851/?fref=ts

ILP Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

ILP Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

ILP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Line-Promotions/151474394906077

DHR SUSPENSION -

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for nine years.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints.

 

 

Price-Miller Third at Beaver Dam

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back home after opening his 2017 campaign up with the World of Outlaws, Parker Price-Miller had his best run of the season thus far on Saturday night in Beaver Dam, WI where he picked up a third place finish with the IRA.

“We had a really good car on Saturday night, and I took a chance it traffic that may have cost us the win and even second,” Price-Miller said. “It felt great to be back in the mix of things and battling up front.”

The Kokomo, IN driver got his night started off by timing the Chalk Stix/360 Yield/Pioneer backed No. 2 sprinter in third fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Price-Miller would continue to show speed in his Agee Motorsports entry as he raced his way to a second place finish, and found himself in the second row for the upcoming 30-lap feature event.

Moving into the feature event, Price-Miller would get off to a bit of a slow start as he messed up trying to work the bottom of the speedway and fell back to sixth in the running order.

Taking some of what he learned with the World of Outlaws in the first 2 months of his 2017 season, Price-Miller went to work on the high, scary side of the speedway as he began picking up positions at will.

Working back up into the second spot, PPM would reel in early leader, Bill Balog, and the fight for the lead was on. As Price-Miller made a bid for the top spot, he efforts would be negated by a pesky yellow flag.

The ensuing restart saw the young driver hang with the leader as they quickly found themselves mired in dense traffic. Guessing wrong in traffic, PPM would get trapped behind a slower car and it would allow Balog to get away as Price-Miller would actually fall into the third spot.

Unable to get back into second, PPM would close his night out with a third place finish.

“I gave it my all in traffic, but I just got beat,” PPM said. “I feel like I let my guys down, but it is still nice to get on the podium, and get laps at Beaver Dam before we come back with the World of Outlaws.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank 360 Yield, Pioneer, DuPont, FlyingAG, Agee Farms, Encirca, Chalk Stix, and PPM Titanium for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller will be back in action with the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday night at Plymouth Speedway and Tri-State Speedway.

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

 

 

Hill Enjoying Life on the Road as ASCS National Tour Rookie

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (April 26, 2017) - Alex Hill is having a huge year.

The 17-year-old high school senior recently announced that she was accepted to California State University Los Angeles. She will enroll next fall and will study criminal justice. However, she insisted that won't derail her racing dreams.

Hill is in the middle of tackling the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour full time this season for the first time in her career and she said that won't change in the fall when she's located on the West Coast.

"The guys will drive the truck and trailer to each track and instead of me flying to the races with my parents I'll fly there on my own," she said. "It shouldn't be much of a difference because we're used to traveling."

Hill is one of a handful of drivers who are contending for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year Award in 2017. She is coming off her best finish of the season with the series on April 15 at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., where she captured a 16th-place result.

"The goal is just to get better in the sprint car," she said. "We haven't had set goals other than to get more comfortable and used to the different tracks and different surfaces."

Hill opened the year by competing in Florida before a pair of weekends in Texas preceded the most recent race in Missouri.

She will return to action this Friday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints before competing on Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the NRA Sprint Invaders.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour schedule resumes on May 11 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the NRA Sprint Invaders

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Townline Variety

Townline Variety is a gas station, variety store and country store located on the Six Nations Reserve. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/TownlineVarietyGasCountryStyle/ .

"Townline Variety is my dad's business and has been operating longer than I've been alive," Hill said. "It has always supported my career and I'm extremely grateful for that."

Hill would also like to thank BearPaw Convenience, Iroquois Hereford Farms, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Creative Edge, Pixel, Chalkstix, Slade Shock Technologies, Cool Chassis, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products and Strodes for their continued support.

 

 

KSE Racing Products Lead To Laundry List of Winners

PETERSEN MEDIA: The wins came in bunches over the last week for drivers using KSE Racing Products, and the staff would like to extend congratulations to all of the teams who parked in victory lane.

One of the biggest race weekends of the year in California came and went, as Peter Murphy again put on a fantastic Peter Murphy Classic. Friday night’s 360ci race saw Rico Abreu live life on the ragged edge as he rode the wall to victory, before Bud Kaeding captured the KWS event on Saturday night with a flag-to-flag victory.

After being delayed a week due to Mother Nature, Brian Brown returned to victory lane at Knoxville Raceway during the track’s season opener. The win was huge for Brown who had battled health issues in the week leading up to the race.

Justin Grant’s red hot 2017 season sizzled on in Indiana over the weekend, as the California native picked up USAC wins at Plymouth and Kickapoo Speedway. Also in Indiana, Kevin Thomas, Jr used his KSE Racing Products to snare the win at LPS.

Freddie Rahmer made waives in PA as he put the Rahmer name back in victory lane at Williams Grove, as Christopher Bell, Lucas Wolfe, Jared Zimbardi, Logan Wagner, Jimmy McCune, and Jason Barney each parked in victory lane with KSE Racing Products.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

Eventful Trip to Thunderbowl Raceway For Andy Gregg

PETERSEN MEDIA: Andy Gregg and the GUTS Racing team made the trip to Tulare, CA to take part in the Peter Murphy Classic with both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and the King of the West Series. When the two-day program wrapped up Saturday night, Gregg could best describe the trip as eventful.

“It was an weekend for our race team,” Andy Gregg said. “We got two flat tires in Friday’s feature event and had to make up some ground, and on Saturday night we were too light after qualifying and again had to try and recover until a B Main incident ended our night.”

The weekend kicked off on Friday night with the Spritn Car Challenge Tour. Gregg would get the weekend underway by timing the GUTS/Angius and Terry LLP/Capitol Ace Hardware machine in fourth fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Diamond Springs, CA pilot would feel contact from his fellow front row starter and it would result in nose wing damage that ultimately saw Gregg pull into the infield on the fifth lap.

Forced into the ‘B’, Gregg would handle business, as his fourth place finish would transfer him into the 35-lap ‘A’ Main event. Lining up 19th, Gregg would have issues during the race’s first caution on the 11th lap as he made a trip to the work area to repair a flat.

Able to return to action, Gregg would tag the back of the pack until another flat tire on the 22nd lap would force him to bring out the caution. Able to again make repairs, Gregg would pick up a few positions in the final 13 laps as he would finish in the 14th spot.

Switching to his 410ci engine on Saturday night, Gregg would time in fourth fastest in his qualifying flight, but would come up light at the scales and his time would be disallowed.

Forced to the back of the fourth heat, Gregg would finish seventh and be forced into the night’s Last Chance Showdown. While trying to work his way forward and race into the PMC feature event, contact on the seventh lap would see significant damage to Gregg’s front end bring his eventful weekend to an early end.

“It was good to have speed in both cars, but we just had some circumstances not go our way,” Gregg said. “I have to thank everyone who supports this team and helps us out, and hopefully we can get going this weekend in Petaluma, CA.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Angius and Terry LLP, Capitol ACE Hardware, Ice House Resort, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Broadband Agreements, Russo Insurance, Kelly Moore Paints, Cal Pro Paint and Construction, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, and MF Inc. for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Gregg will follow the Sprint Car Challenge Series to Petaluma, CA on Saturday night.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

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

 

 

Soares Puts It In Show at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- A tough start to the season hasn’t quite deterred Jarrett Soares. Getting off to a great start on Saturday night, Soares would race his way into the Peter Murphy Classic feature at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

“It has been a rough start to the season for me, but it felt really good to put it in the show Saturday night and stay out of the semi,” Soares said. “Brian Sperry and my dad give me a good car nightly, and I was glad I held up my end of the bargain and got the night started off well.”

With 39 cars on hand for the King of the West portion of the Peter Murphy Classic, Soares would time the American Tool & Mfg/C&H Veteran Enterprises/Performance Powder Coating entry in eighth fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Discovery Bay, CA driver would battle hard with Rico Abreu and Tanner Thorson before falling back to the fourth spot. With the finish, Soares would transfer directly into Saturday night’s 30-lap Peter Murphy Classic feature event.

As the night went on the track continued to slick off, and eventually took rubber during the USAC feature event. During KWS driver introductions, crews went to work on the track and set up turned into a guessing game.

With the surface fooling many of the teams, it did not slick back up in the feature event and caused for wheel stands and tight racecars. Soares and company were one of those teams. Hanging on for dear life amid two monster bikes in the early portion of the feature event, Soares would stay the course and lay down better laps and race moved along.

When the fast paced 30-lapper came to a close, Soares would finish in the 17th spot.

“The track stayed a little more heavy than we thought, and I had two huge bikes in the first few laps,” Soares said. “Once we got some laps in and I calmed down, I laid down some good laps and built up some much needed confidence.”

Jarrett and his Soares Motorsports team would like to thank American Tool & Mfg., C&H Veteran Enterprises, Performance Powder Coating, Addicted Industries Clothing, A.R.T., Bailey Brothers Racing Engines, Dickens Cider, and Walker Performance Filtration for their support.

ON TAP: As of now, Soares is scheduled to take the weekend off, but is hoping his team came make it to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-1

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Richard Vander Weerd Battles Back To Seventh after Early Incident in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Despite being involved in a lap five incident, Richard Vander Weerd would get all he could from the back of the pack as he would get back to seventh before the rubber went down in Tulare, CA on Saturday night.

“We were pretty good all night, but just got taken out from the back on a lap five restart,” Richard Vander Weerd said. “We got moving forward, but once the rubber came in everyone was pretty event and we ended up seventh.”

Timing his Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe N. 10 entry in second fastest in qualifying time trials, Vander Weerd would have his elbows up as he carved his way up to finish second during his heat race.

Lining up in the third row for the scheduled 30-lap feature event, Vander Weerd would run in the fifth spot until the race’s first caution flew on lap five. The ensuing restart would prove problematic for the Visalia, CA driver as contact to the back of his car would get him out of shape and bring out another caution flag and sending him to the back of the pack.

From the tail end of the field, Vander Weerd would make up some big time ground before the track began to take rubber in spots. With rubber going down, Vander Weerd would find himself inside the Top-10 and looking for more. Able to get into the seventh spot as the track took rubber all over, passing would soon slow up as cars were run single file.

With a few more cautions plaguing the race, officials would opt to make it a 25-lap race, and Vander Weerd would settle for a seventh place finish.

“It was unfortunate to get caught up there early in the race,” Vander Weerd said. “We had a pretty good car all night long, and I think we could have been right there at the end. It didn’t go our way and we ended up coming back to finish seventh.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Richard Vander Weerd will be back in action on Saturday night when the USAC West Coast 360’s return to Hanford, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Vander Weerd Racing by ‘Liking’ them on facebook at www.facebook.com/VanderWeerdRacing.

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Jace Vander Weerd Fourth at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jace Vander Weerd has become a favorite at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA over the last few seasons. Saturday night, Vander Weerd was in the battle up front again as he would pick up a fourth place finish during the USAC West Coast 360’s portion of the popular Peter Murphy Classic.

“The track took rubber quicker than we thought it would, but it was still a great night,” Jace Vander Weerd said.

With 21 cars on hand for one of the crown jewels on the 2017 series schedule, the Visalia, CA driver would time the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe backed No. 88v machine in fifth fastest in time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Vander Weerd would hold the spot as he would finish third and move into the feature event. With the inversion pill being pulled follow the heat, Vander Weerd would find himself in the fourth row for the scheduled 30-lap feature event.

As the night moved on the track would continue to slick off, and would be slick and abrasive when the feature event got underway. From the fourth row, Vander Weerd would get off to an extremely strong start on the bottom of the speedway, as he was inside the Top-Five in the first five laps of the race.

Making a bid for the third spot, Vander Weerd would get by Danny Faria, only to see Faria get him back just as the track would start to take rubber. As the rubber went down on the speedway, passing would cease up and cars would run single file.

The race’s closing laps would me mired with stoppages, and with several restarts to try and make a bid for the podium, Vander Weerd would take the checkered flag with a fourth place finish.

“I think we had something for the podium if the rubber doesn’t come in so fast,” Vander Weerd said. “Again, it was a great night for our team, and thanks to everyone who gave me a good car.”

Jace and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: Jace Vander Weerd will be back in action with the USAC West Coast 360’s on Saturday night in Hanford, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Vander Weerd Racing by ‘Liking’ them on facebook at www.facebook.com/VanderWeerdRacing.

 

 

WORLD OF OUTLAWS CRAFTSMAN SPRINT CAR SERIES RETURNS TO LINCOLN FOR GETTYSBURG CLASH

Brent Marks heads to Pennsylvania for the first time as an Outlaw

CONCORD, N.C. - April 26, 2017 - When the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series makes its annual stop at Lincoln Speedway next month, Brent Marks will be hitting the Abbottstown, PA track for the first time as an Outlaw.

The sixth-annual Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway on May 17 will be the first battleground for the Pennsylvania Posse versus the Outlaws in 2017. Pennsylvania Posse drivers - the endearing name local fans have given the group of drivers who compete regularly in the Keystone State - have won four of six Outlaw races since the series returned to the challenging 3/8-mile oval in 2012 following a 14-year absence. Posse fans, who are arguably the most passionate fanatics in all of Sprint Car racing, will be cheering for local success to continue.

"Some of the fans in Pennsylvania really get into it," said Marks of the Outlaw-Posse rivalry. "I think it's really cool to watch how dedicated they are to the local guys. You don't see that in other parts of the country. They're so dedicated to the local guys and show so much emotion. It's a lot of fun to be a part of."

Marks, a native of nearby Myerstown, PA located about 65 miles from Lincoln, competed against the Outlaws for several years as a member of the Pennsylvania Posse. Many Central Pennsylvania fans take the Outlaw-Posse rivalry to heart, but Marks anticipates he will receive a supportive reaction from the local crowd in his return home.

"I think most fans will still claim me as Posse," Marks said. "I've had a lot of support from my fan base back in Pennsylvania. I'm sure some people will be booing me just because I am a World of Outlaws driver now. It's all in good fun though."

Both the Posse and the Outlaws have experienced trips to Victory Lane over the past five season. Danny Dietrich rattled off a pair of victories in 2012 and 2013 before Stevie Smith earned a spring win in 2014 to make it three-in-a-row for the Posse. Daryn Pittman claimed a win for the Outlaws later in 2014.

Greg Hodnett scored a victory in 2015 before Donny Schatz trumped the Posse in the Spring of 2016 in a race where Marks finished on the podium with a third-place result. The unique traits of several Central Pennsylvania tracks helps give experienced local drivers an advantage and help explain the Posse success at Lincoln in recent years, Marks explained.

"I feel like you race the tracks more than you do the competition at times," Marks said. "Our tracks are really difficult to get a handle on and get comfortable at. With the local crowd racing there all the time, it's like second nature to them."

Every World of Outlaws race presents a unique challenge, but a trip to Central Pennsylvania often means the level of competition reaches new heights. Not only do Outlaw drivers have to contest their regular cast, but also the talented Posse who collectively boast hundreds of wins at their home tracks. However, Marks' focus doesn't change.

"We're racing against the best in the country as it is," Marks said. "We already prepare ourselves as best as we possibly can at a regular World of Outlaws race, so it's not any different racing in Pennsylvania."

Lincoln's storied Sprint Car racing history is long with over 1600 races completed at the Abbottstown oval. Fred Rahmer is the all-time wins leader with 169 while Steve Kinser has the most World of Outlaws wins all-time at Lincoln with. Brian Montieth is the most accomplished active driver with 54 career victories at Lincoln, including one to his credit in 2017. Montieth will be a force for the Outlaws to contend with as the four-time Lincoln track champion looks to being a new Posse win streak.

The Outlaws and the Posse collide to write the next chapter in Lincoln's history books on May 17. Advanced reserved seating is on sale for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway by visiting WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849). The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Craftsman (Official Tool), Arctic Cat (Official Side-by-Side Recreational Vehicle), Extended Stay America (Official Hotel), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience) and VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Penske Shocks, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, and TNT Rescue. Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, N.C., is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision® also broadcasts all World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.

 

 

Racesaver/IMCA Allegheny Sprint Tour will make 2017 debut May 5 at Lernerville Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SENECA, PA (April 26, 2017) - The Western Pennsylvania-based Allegheny Sprint Tour will launch its inaugural season on Friday evening, May 5, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Utilizing 305 cubic inch engines, the Racesaver/IMCA governed sprint car series will bring a new element of open wheel competition to Western Pennsylvania in 2017, headlining 29 events at six different facilities stretching from Allegheny County to Erie County.

Promoting similar themes to that of the PASS Series and Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series, the Allegheny Sprint Tour gives sprint car enthusiasts a new avenue of affordable, yet adrenaline-infused short track racing.

“We are all very excited to begin the 2017 season,” Jake Gomola said, Allegheny Sprint Tour promoter. “We’ve been working on this deal for a long time, so I’m thrilled for it to finally come together. I want to thank all of the tracks involved for giving us an opportunity to showcase our series. Racesaver racing is promoted in most areas of Pennsylvania, so we wanted to stretch that exposure to areas around Pittsburgh, Erie and in-between.”

Joining Lernerville Speedway, tracks featured on the 2017 Allegheny Sprint Tour schedule include Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial; Dog Hollow Speedway in Strongstown; Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin; Thunder Mountain Speedway in Brookville; and Eriez Speedway near Erie. Thunder Mountain Speedway will host the Series most frequently in 2017, welcoming the Allegheny Sprint Tour on 15 separate occasions.

After launching the season at Lernerville Speedway on May 5, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for an open wheel doubleheader, the Allegheny Sprint Tour will move southwest and visit Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 6. “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” will host the Series’ first major event of the season, awarding $500-to-win/$200-to-start on behalf of Alternative Power Sources.

In addition to a lengthy schedule, Allegheny Sprint Tour regulars will have the opportunity to challenge the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series on three separate occasions in 2017, all three occurring at Dog Hollow Speedway on May 12, July 7 and August 11.

“I think we have the foundation for something very special in 2017,” Gomola said. “We’re proud to promote IMCA and Racesaver competition in Western Pennsylvania.”

2017 Allegheny Sprint Tour Schedule:

May​ Friday, May 5th- Lernerville Speedway Saturday, May 6th- Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway Friday, May 12th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series) Sunday, May 14th- Tri-City Raceway Park Friday, May 19th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, May 26th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, May 28th- Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

June Friday, June 2nd- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, June 9th Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, June 11th- Eriez Speedway Friday, June 16th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, June 18th- Tri-City Raceway Park Friday, June 23rd- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, June 30th- Thunder Mountain Speedway

July Friday, July 7th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series) Friday, July 14th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, July 16th- Eriez Speedway Friday, July 21st- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, July 28th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Saturday, July, 29th- Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

August Friday, August 4th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, August 11th- Dog Hollow Speedway (Allegheny Sprint Tour will be running with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series)​ Friday, August 18th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, August 25th- Thunder Mountain Speedway

September Friday, September 1st- Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday, September 8th- Thunder Mountain Speedway Sunday, September 10th- Tri-City Raceway Park Saturday, September, 16th- Lernerville Speedway

October Thursday-Saturday 12-14th- Lernerville Speedway

About Allegheny Sprint Tour: Utilizing 305 cubic inch engines, the Allegheny Sprint Tour is a touring sprint car series headquartered in Western Pennsylvania. The tour utilizes engine rules governed by the Racesaver organization. Engine requirements, as well as a complete rulebook, can be found online at www.racesaver.com. Those seeking additional rules governed by the Allegheny Sprint Tour should visit the Series online at http://allegehenysprinttour.weebly.com/ ,or contact Jake Gomola by email at jgomola4j@gmail.com.

The Allegheny Sprint Tour would like to thank all of its marketing partners: Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Stiller Trucking, Hawk Trucking, Alternative Power Sources, Showtime Designs, J&J Outdoor Power Equipment, Fully Injected Motorsports

 

 

Dover Garners Third Straight Top-10 Result During Event at Park Jefferson

Inside Line Promotions - JEFFERSON, S.D. (April 26, 2017) - Jack Dover posted his third top-10 finish of the season last Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway during a Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series co-sanctioned event.

"Our goal was to go in there and win the race, but it wasn't in the cards," he said. "We drew a really good pill, but that didn't help on Saturday."

Dover, who entered the event with a win during five of his last seven races at the track, drew the No. 2 pill to start the night on the pole of a heat race. He led the distance to win the heat - his first of the season.

"We did the best we could, but starting on the pole you don't have an opportunity to earn passing points," he said.

Dover ranked 11th in overall points, which was three positions shy of making the feature redraw. He started the main event on the inside of the sixth row.

"Track position was key and if we were able to make the feature redraw and start near the front I think we could have maintained," he said. "It was tough racing in the middle of the pack. The track was pretty challenging."

Dover picked up a pair of positions to earn a ninth-place result, which marks his third consecutive top 10.

He is scheduled to return to action this Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 9 (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Home Pride Companies, Inc.

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"Luke Cochran has become a family friend the last few years and he's been instrumental in keeping our program going," Dover said. "He also has a great company, which we've seen firsthand when Home Pride Companies, Inc., roofed my parent's house."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer 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 Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

FAST hits the road to Attica, Atomic

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics is set to hit the road this coming weekend. It begins Friday, April 28 at Attica Raceway Park and continues Saturday, April 29 with the first installment of the “North vs. South” battle at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. Saturday is co-sanctioned with the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS).

The 21 teams vying for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro title will be in action for their second event of 2017 on Friday, April 28 at Attica Raceway Park.

“I couldn’t be more pleased and appreciative of the 13 410 sprint teams and 21 305 sprint teams that have signed up to run for the FAST series this year. The talent level in the two series is beyond compare,” said Rich Farmer, FAST President.

“We have several events with the Ohio Sprint Car Series this year and that promises to draw some very good car counts. I want to thank Brad McCown (OSCS president) for working with us to showcase the phenomenal talent that races weekly in Ohio,” added Farmer.

Both events for the FAST 410 series – Friday at Attica and Saturday at Atomic – pay $3,000 to win.

In the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics, two events have been held with Fremont, Ohio’s D.J. Foos scoring his first ever 410 sprint win at Attica Raceway Park on April 14. Four time and defending FAST champion Byron Reed of Monclova, Ohio got a late race pass to score the series win at Fremont Speedway on April 22.

Reed, who has won the last three FAST titles, holds a 42 point lead over Foos who suffered some mechanical woes at Fremont this past week. Duane Zablocki, who scored a third place run at Fremont, sits third in the standings with Chris Andrews and Tyler Gunn rounding out the top five.

Sixth through 13th in the FAST points are Adam Kekich, Stuart Brubaker, Brian Lay, Shawn Valenti, Dan McCarron (Pub 400 Rookie of the Year candidate), Jody Keegan, Trey Jacobs and Lee Jacobs.

At Attica Friday, besides the FAST 410 sprint teams, track regulars that could battle for the $3,000 top prize include Travis Philo, Jordan Ryan, non-wing ace turned winged warrior Thomas “T-Mez” Meseraull, Jac “The Wild Child” Haudenschild, brothers Jordan and Mitch Harble, Jess Stiger and many more.

At Atomic Saturday, the FAST stars will have their hands full with the OSCS contingent led by 2016 series champion Cole Duncan. Jacobs will be one of the FAST stars to keep an eye on as he finished second against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Atomic a few weeks ago, leading the feature until the last lap. Other OSCS stars include multi-time Atomic track champions Jimmy Stinson and hall-of-famer Danny Smith, Cale Conley, Brandon Wimmer, Bryan Nuckles, Josh Davis, Ryan Broughton, Kory Crabtree, Jesse McCreary and Nate Reeser.

For the JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, defending series champion Paul Weaver opened the season with a victory Saturday, April 22 at Fremont. Weaver has three victories this season at Attica as well. John Ivy, with his second place run at Fremont, sits second in the FAST points with his daughter, Kelsey Ivy third. Nate Dussel, Ricky Peterson, former FAST champion Bobby Clark, Kevin Mingus, Jason Keckler, Alvin Roepke and Pub 400 Rookie of the Year contender Chase Dunham round out the top 10 in points.

Other 305 FAST contenders for 2017 include Kyle Capodice, Seth Schneider, Cody Bova, Landon LaLonde, Tyler Street, Brad Keckler, George Englert, Jamie Miller, Dustin Rall and Pub 400 Rookie of the Year Contender Justin Adams.

Gates open Friday, April 28 at Attica Raceway Park at 5 p.m. with racing getting under way at 7:45 p.m.

On Saturday, April 29 at Atomic Speedway, pit gates open at 2 p.m. with general admission gates opening at 4 p.m. and hot laps scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2017 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2017 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels and the Pub 400 of Fremont

 

 

Baughman Going 410 Racing With FAST Series and All Stars This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (April 26, 2017) - Josh Baughman is heading east to tackle some 410ci winged sprint car racing this weekend.

"We're excited to get back in a 410 after a few weeks of racing with the 360," he said. "There probably isn't a tougher region of the country for 410 racing than Ohio and Pennsylvania so we want to learn as much as we can to continue building our 410 program."

Baughman will kick off his weekend on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with the FAST Series. He has invaded the track twice with a career-best result of 17th, which he earned during the Brad Doty Classic last summer. He also ended 19th in an Ohio Speedweek race with the All Stars in 2015.

Baughman will look at the weather on Saturday to make a decision on competing at either Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the FAST Series or at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. He placed seventh at Atomic Speedway in 2015 when he made his debut during an Ohio Speedweek event and he has never ventured to Port Royal Speedway.

"We don't have many laps at either track in Ohio, but we've had good runs at both so that is a confidence boost," he said. "We haven't been to either Pennsylvania track before so that will be uncharted territory."

The weekend will conclude on Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., with the All Stars.

"I don't know what to expect other than it's a huge track with a lot of history," he said. "We know there will be a lot of talented drivers there so hopefully we can adapt quickly and be a contender."

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with the FAST Series; Saturday at either Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the FAST Series or at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions; and Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PPG

PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, and fiber glass. The company was founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.PPG.com.

"We've done business with PPG for a few years and we're excited to have that partnership carry over to the race team," Baughman said. "We look forward to taking the PPG brand into Victory Lane."

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, Beard Equipment, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, Precision Catalyst, B&H Industrial Supplies, Bombshell Designs, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, HMS Motorsports, Schroth Racing, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Engler Machine & Tool, Bosch, Car & Fleet, Kistler Racing Engines and Moss Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Matt Campbell Podium Finish at Williams Grove; Happy with Port Debut

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

FAWN GROVE, PA (April 26, 2017) - After dominating heat race competition Friday at Williams Grove, 19-year-old Campbell lined up on the front row for the feature. After going wheel to wheel for the lead on lap three, Campbell filed back in line in the runner up spot. While running the cushion, Lucas Wolfe snuck underneath for the runner-up spot dropping Campbell back to third. Campbell adjusted lines and began hitting his marks on the bottom eventually working back by Wolfe and challenging for the lead once again. In thrilling fashion, Campbell crossed the line third in front of some of the top talents in the area. The entire team was pleased with the evening calling it a great night overall.

Saturday night, Matt Campbell Racing headed north for Matt’s second career start at Port Royal Speedway, first ever in a 410. Campbell was strong all night crossing the line 14th. “The car was great, I just need to get used to the track. It was an awesome weekend all together. I can’t thank Jim Shuttlesworth enough for helping us with setting up the car,” said Campbell.

The 2016 National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year will challenge Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Friday at Williams Grove. Campbell was given the prestigious honor even with splitting time between the 410 and 358 divisions last year. Now in his first full year of 410 competition, Campbell has quickly shown he will be a force in this division for years to come. Saturday night plans are still up in the air due to work commitments for Matt and the team.

MCR was quick to thank his sponsors that allow him get to the track on a frequent basis: Harrington’s Auto Sales, Accent Metals Custom Metal Polishing, Ramsay Ford, Jim Lowe Snap On Tools, RL Race Fuels, Save Rite Auto Sales and Haas Shocks.

To keep up with all things Matt Campbell be sure to visit http://www.matthewcampbellracing.com/

Quick Results: 4/21 - Williams Grove – 3rd 4/22 – Port Royal – 14th

Upcoming: 4/28 – Williams Grove (ASCOC) 4/29 – TBD

 

 

Trone Outdoor Motorsports and Cory Haas Second at Williams Grove Will Challenge Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Friday

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

YORK, PA (April 26, 2017) - Haas and John Trone’s Trone Outdoor Motorsports scored a season-best runner-up finish at Williams Grove. Haas fended off furious challenges from Matt Campbell and Lucas Wolfe to maintain the lead before succumbing to race winner Freddie Rahmer on lap 24. Haas led 23 laps and crossed the line .334 seconds behind Rahmer.

Haas, although dejected he couldn’t pick up the win for John Trone, acknowledged the progress and speed the team has made. “I just wanted to get the win for these guys. They deserve it. We’ll come back next weekend and try and build on it,” Haas said. Saturday night’s racing action at Lincoln Speedway was cancelled due to weather.

Haas and the rest of the Williams Grove regulars will host Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Friday as the invaders will try and end a 30-race drought to the “Pennsylvania Posse” at the famous ½ mile. “I’m looking forward to running with the All Stars. They always bring a good amount of cars and it will be a good measuring stick for us,” Haas said about the upcoming weekend.

Haas will return to the Lincoln Speedway for the annual Weldon Sterner Memorial that pays a whopping $6,900 to win.

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

Quick Results: 4/21 – Williams Grove – 2nd

Upcoming Schedule: 4/28 – Williams Grove (ASCoC) 4/29 - Lincoln

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

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Colby Copeland Cracks Top-5 With F&F Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- A two race weekend for Colby Copeland and F&F Racing saw the Roseville, CA driver record an 11th place finish on Friday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in Tulare, CA before picking up a fourth place finish on Saturday night in Placerville, CA aboard the Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes No. x1jr.

“The more seat time with these guys is doing nothing but helping us,” Copeland said. “It was a pretty good weekend with us getting our first Top-Five together.”

Friday night in Tulare, CA Copeland would kick his night off by timing the Econo Lube-N-Tune & Brakes/CRV Carbon Solutions entry in third fastest in his qualifying group.

By the strength of his time, Copeland would line up on the front row of his heat race, which he would win, and earn a spot in both the feature event and the night’s Pole Shuffle.

Losing to Rico Abreu in his first round of action in the shuffle, Copeland would line up 10th in the 35-lap feature event. On an extremely slicked off Thunderbowl Raceway, Copeland would spend much of the night battling for a spot in the Top-10.

Racing with Willie Croft, Tony Gualda, and Mason Moore at times during the 35-lap affair, Copeland would take the checkered flag with an 11th place finish.

Making the long tow back to Placerville Speedway to take part in Saturday night’s weekly opener at the track, Copeland would time the F&F Racing entry in fourth fastest amongst the 20-cars checked into the pit area.

Finishing third in his heat race, Copeland would move into the nightly redraw where the six pill would place him in the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

On an uncharacteristically heavy and rough Placerville Speedway racing surface, Copeland would move forward in the opening laps as he found himself chasing after Greg DeCaires and Steven Tiner who raced hard in front of him.

While the drivers in front of him battled for second, Copeland sat in the cat birds seats waiting for an opening. Though he would try to get on the podium in the race’s closing laps, Copeland would take the checkered flag with a fourth place finish.

“I have to thank these guys for busting their butts and making the long haul up from Tulare, CA and racing Saturday night,” Copeland added. “Looking forward to another race this weekend.”

Copeland and F&F Racing would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: F&F Racing and Colby Copeland will be back in action on Saturday night when the SCCT makes their first visit to Petaluma Speedway.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Colby by following him on Twitter @ColbyCopeland24.

 

C&M Motorsports Records Pair of Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA- Both Tony Gualda and Andy Forsberg climbed aboard the potent C&M Motorsports No. 7c over the weekend, and both drivers would have success as Gualda finished 10th on Friday night with the SCCT, and Forsberg would podium on Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway.

“It was a really good night for my first time in the C&M Motorsports car, and my first time at Thunderbowl Raceway,” Gualda said. “I was quick time in my group, won my heat, and made up some lost ground in the feature and got a Top-10. I have to thank Cody and Mandi for the opportunity to drive their car.”

With 51 cars on hand Friday night in Tulare, CA, Gualda would time the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/Pacific Highway Rentals backed No. 7c machine in fastest in his qualifying group before racing his way to the win during heat race action.

Moving into the Pole Shuffle, the young Gualda would end up seventh, which placed him in the fourth row for the 35-lap feature event. When the race came to life much of the field would use the low side of the speedway, and the opening laps would see Gualda get pushed out of the way and he would lose several spots on the track.

As the race got going, Gualda would move up to the often intimidating high side, and come into his own. Laying down some impressive laps on the Thunderbowl wall, Gualda would work his way forward and take the checkered flag with a 10th place finish.

Making the trip to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night, Andy Forsberg would re-assume the driving duties for the first PitStopUSA Shootout race of the season. Timing in second fastest in qualifying time trials, Forsberg would finish second in his heat race.

Finding himself in the fourth row of the feature event, a rare slicked off Petaluma Speedway would be a little challenging to find grip on. Able to make some things happen over the course of the race, Forsberg would work his way into the top-five as he chased after Petaluma favorites, Geoff Ensign and Bradley Terrell.

A couple of late restarts would give Forsberg some open track to attack the lead duo as he had taken over the third spot, but on this night he would come up just a little short and end his night with a third place finish.

“My guys rolled out a new car tonight, and it took us a little bit to get used to it, and we are still working on getting it better,” Andy Forsberg said. “We didn’t have anything for the lead duo, but I am confident we will be up front battling again this weekend. My guys work very hard on these cars, and I thank them for all they do for me.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, 51 Fifty Energy Drink, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will be back in action on Saturday night with the SCCT at Petaluma Speedway.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-5.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92, or Tony Gualda on Twitter @TonyGualda99.

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The Breakdown: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Missouri State Fair Speedway

SEDALIA, Mo. — April 26, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series hits the track at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia on Friday, May 5 for the Sedalia Show-Me State Showdown. It has been five years since the series last took to the historic half-mile, with three-time series champion Sammy Swindell picking up the victory in that event. A very strong group of full-time drivers will lead the series back to Sedalia as the 40th season for the Outlaws continues. Donny Schatz, Paul McMahan and Jason Sides are all previous winners at Sedalia with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. This edition of The Breakdown sets the stage for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visit to Missouri State Fair Speedway.

The track

Missouri State Fair Speedway is a semi-banked half-mile. The track record of 15.676-seconds was established by Craig Dollansky on March 23, 2001. The track was built 1901, the same year the fairgrounds were constructed, and began as a one-mile horse racing track. Many legends of racing have competed at the track over the years.

Past winners

Dating back to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series inaugural event at Missouri State Fair Speedway in 1978, a total of 13 drivers have visited the winner’s circle at the historic track. Steve Kinser, the 20-time series champion, won at Sedalia five times in his legendary career. Former series champions Sammy Swindell and Danny Lasoski each have three wins at the track, while Mark Kinser had a pair of wins at the track.

Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending series champion is the winningest active full-time series driver at the track with two triumphs. Jason Sides has two wins at Sedalia, one of those with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the other with the National Sprint Tour (NST) in 2006. Paul McMahan has one win at the Missouri State Fair Speedway with the Outlaws.

Jason Johnson and Shane Stewart are past winners at Missouri State Fair Speedway in 360-sprint car competition with the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS).

One to remember

For McMahan, his win at Sedalia in 2001 was the first of his career with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The veteran driver has since won 25 more races with the series, which places him 17th on the series all-time win list. McMahan’s wins have come at 20 different tracks in 16 states and one Canadian province.

The players

A total of 16 drivers are following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series full-time in 2017. Leading the way is Schatz, who has six wins. David Gravel is currently second in points, with four wins, followed by Brad Sweet and Jason Johnson, who each have a pair of victories. Daryn Pittman is currently fifth in points, followed by Stewart, Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, McMahan and Saldana. Sides is just outside of the top-10 in points, followed by Brent Marks, Kraig Kinser, Greg Wilson, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp.

Plenty of starts

Pittman and Saldana have each made quite a few starts at Sedalia in their respective careers. Pittman, the 2013 series champion, has eight top-10 finishes at the track, dating back to 1999. Saldana has made a dozen starts and has 11 top-10 showings. He finished a career-best second at the half-mile in 2012, as he chases his first win at Sedalia. Kraig Kinser has made 11 starts at Missouri State Fair Speedway with the Outlaws, picking up five top-10 finishes.

Return visit

Sweet and Gravel have each raced once at Missouri State Fair Speedway in their careers. Both made their debut at the half-mile in the most recent Outlaws race at the track in 2012. Gravel earned a top-10 finish, while Sweet had trouble and finished 25th.

First timers

Haudenschild, Schuchart, Marks, Wilson and Allen and will all be making their first starts at Missouri State Fair Speedway. Schuchart and Allen are in their fourth full season on the road with the Outlaws, while Wilson is in his second. Haudenschild and Marks are battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season.

Home race

For Clyde Knipp, who hails from nearby California, Missouri, the event at Missouri State Fair Speedway will be a home race. The teenager is in his first full season competing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, joining the tour, after graduating from high school last May. The Sedalia Show-Me State Showdown will mark his first start at the historic half-mile.

Invaders

One of the “invaders” expected take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Missouri State Fair Speedway is Brian Brown, who has won a number of 360-sprint car races at the track in his career. The native Grain Valley, Missouri, who won with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in Arizona earlier this season, finished third in the most recent Outlaws race at Sedalia in 2012. Also expected is reigning USAC National Sprint Car Series champion Brady Bacon and Knoxville Raceway regular RJ Johnson among others.

Tickets for the Sedalia Show-Me State Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the Midwest Mod-Lites Racing Series at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia on Friday, May 5, can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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Justin Miller

[PLYMOUTH, WIS.] April 26, 2017- The Arbor Green Contractors, KenJay Fiedler Excavating, Hopf Farms, In Motion Dance Studio, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Glacier Transit and Storage, Richard Wirtz Attorney at Law, CJ Salon, MC’s Pub & Grill, Bane Nelson, L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL-Camisha Miller and R&H Enterprises, Maxim Chassis powered by Tiry Engines 360, HRP Wings, Afco Shocks and American Racer Tires, Miller Family Motorsports (MFM) #15M will kick-off its Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) schedule at the Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday evening and on Sunday at the Horsepower Half-mile located at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam! Miller finished 4th in points last year with the MSA and 6th at the Plymouth Dirt Track and stated, “I am looking forward to getting our season started with the MSA and our team has been working hard this off-season to ensure we are ready to go!”

In addition to our season starting, we have NEW APPAREL this year and please feel free to check out our on-line STORE. There are COLOR options, apparel options women's apparel and even kids sizes! Happy Shopping! Ordering is done on your own! http://market.myracepass.com/store/merch/item/?i=1116012&store=10662

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Bailey Goldesberry – Another Top Ten at 34!

(Bill W) April 26, 2017 – Bailey Goldesberry and the Bailey Goldesberry Racing #4 team notched another top ten at the 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa last Saturday night. The sixteen-year-old driver from Springfield, Illinois plans on two events this weekend. Friday, she’ll head to Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois before returning to West Burlington on Saturday.

Heavy conditions have been the norm early this season at 34 Raceway, but Saturday was much different. “The track started out wet on top, but that pretty much blew off after hot laps,” says Bailey. “It really dried out from there. The cushion ended up being about halfway up the track in three and four, but it got pushed over the top in one and two, where there’s no wall.”

Bailey started third in her heat. “There really wasn’t a whole lot of passing all night long,” she says. “It was a situation where everyone was running the same line…the middle of three and four, and the bottom of one and two. Even though we finished third, the car was good.”

The team changed their setup for the feature. “The car was working pretty well,” says Bailey. “There just wasn’t a whole lot of opportunities to move forward. We were a little loose too. We’ve been trying some new things. We used some different ideas, and we experimented a little bit, and ended up ninth.”

Bailey will be busy this weekend. “We’re excited about having two races this weekend,” she says. “We want to get some momentum going at both Jacksonville and Burlington.”

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Park Jefferson Speedway

The Park Jefferson Speedway will close out the month of April with Lieber Construction night. The night will feature 6 great classes of cars including five IMCA classes along with the Keizer Wheels Championship 360 Sprint Cars.
The Keizer Wheels Sprints will see their 2nd week of point racing action this weekend. With last weekend’s race sanctioned by the Nebraska 360 Sprints and MSTS sprints, this weekend will be the first of open competition for the sprint cars. “We are excited to see who returns this week to Park Jefferson to contend for the weekly sprint car title” stated Adam Adamson. Some drivers who have indicated they will be in attendance are Eagle, Nebraska’s Jack Dover, Sioux Falls, Brandt O’Banion and Rock Rapids Jody Rosenboom.
In the SignMasters Modifeds, Park will also see a new point leader take over as Chris Abelson announced his intentions of racing at other venues this weekend. That should open the door for many of the stout locals like Racer Ricky Stephan and Bob Moore to contend for the top point spot.
The super strong J&J Stock Cars have shown strong car counts this year and are consistently one of the top divisions. Elijah Zevenbergen continues his mastery of the Park Jefferson oval, as he continues to lead the point standings. Last week saw a shakeup in the race for 2nd, and Max Hoffer, Zach Ankrum and Paul Wenzlaff all sit in the next 3 spots.
This weekends racing is presented by Lieber Construction. The North Sioux City family owned business is the Siouxland’s top excavation and construction site contractor. Specializing in all dirtwork projects, whether it is for a new home, new drain tile or ditches or any size commercial project, Lieber Construction can handle all of your needs. To contact them, go to www.lieberconstruction.com or call them at 605-422-0543.
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Wade Nygaard Claims First Victory of 2017 at Cedar Lake Speedway!

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By Spieker Promotions

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (April 25, 2017) – Entering the weekend the Nygaard Motorsports crew had a few options of where they could race. They choose to head east to Wisconsin to compete with the UMSS Sprints at Cedar Lake.

That was the right decision.

Wade picked up his first victory of the season in dramatic fashion with a last corner, last lap pass for the win.

The driver of the Auto Finance Super Center No. 9N began the night starting in the fourth position in heat two. Wade drove his way to the front fairly quickly, eventually taking the lead and the win.

“The car was awesome in the heat race,” he said. “We didn’t change to car too much for the challenge race because it didn’t look like the track was going to change too much. But it actually took rubber on the first lap and we ended up being too tight, but we got lucky enough to win it.”

With two preliminary race wins under his belt, Wade was poised to capture the 20-lap feature win as well. With rubber already laid down earlier in the night, the crew set up the car expecting the same for the feature.

“The watertruck actually washed off the rubber that was laid down. At the start of the race I ran the middle of the track expecting to find the rubber and it never came,” said Wade. “At the same time I was watching Chris [Graf] get further ahead of me so I finally decided I better go up to the top.”

Once Wade got up to the cushion, he began reeling in the Glencoe, Minn. driver.

“I didn’t think I would be able to catch Graf unless he got slowed up by traffic and I got through the traffic really well. It just so happened that both things happened,” he said.

When the white flag flew, Wade was still chasing Graf, but had a run on him entering the final set of turns. Wade drove his Rider/J&J machine deep into the inside of Graf and completed a textbook slide job to take the lead exiting turn four. It came down to a drag race at the line where Wade edged out Graf by a mere 0.019 seconds.

The win marked Wade’s 258th of his career and first win at Cedar Lake since 2006.

Weather pending, the Nygaard Motorsports team will be in action either at Park Jefferson Speedway or Knoxville Raceway.

Season Stats:

Races: 3

Wins: 1

Top Fives: 2

Top Tens: 2

Heat Wins: 2

Upcoming Events:

April 29th: TBD

May 5th: River Cities Speedway - NOSA Sprints

 

 

Lee Grosz Races to Podium Finish at Park Jefferson Speedway!

By Spieker Promotions

JEFFERSON, S.D. (April 25, 2017) – Last Saturday night Lee Grosz and the Beds by Design crew were back in action for their only race of the weekend at Park Jefferson Speedway. The Nebraska 360s/MSTS 360s co-sanctioned event brought in a stout 38 car field to the semi-banked 4/10th mile dirt oval.

Lee began the night in the fourth starting position in heat race number two. Lee jumped out to second on the opening lap and went on to finish behind heat winner, Jack Dover.

After redrawing the six pill, Lee lined up outside of row three for the 25-lap main event.

At the drop of the green flag, Lee quickly began working his way forward.

“We got to third fairly quick… in about two laps,” he said. “Then I was working on getting by [Dusty] Ballinger for second. I followed him into turn three and he ended up breaking a u-joint so he about came to a stop. I kind of got trapped behind him on the bottom. That’s when Thomas [Kennedy] got around us.”

At the midpoint of the race, Lee maneuvered past early race leader, Jason Martin to take over second. In the closing laps, ASCS national tour contender Blake Hahn made a charge on Lee for the runner-up spot.

“Going into the last corner, I had a lapped car in front of me on the bottom. I didn’t really want to follow the lapped car so I went to the middle and Hahn got a run on the bottom and he beat me back to the line.”

Despite being relegated back to third at the finish, the team was still pleased with picking up their first podium finish of the season and second consecutive top five.

There was a lot of passing happening all night long at Park Jefferson Speedway. Lee says that the track conditions were nearly ideal.

“Come feature time turns three and four were slick from top to bottom, there really wasn’t much on top, but you could still run up there. In one and two there was a good cushion on top and slick under that. It was actually a real racy racetrack. I was really impressed.”

With his third place run, Lee now sits second in the Nebraska 360s point standings; 82 markers behind Thomas Kennedy.

Season Stats:

Races: 3

Wins: 0

Top Fives: 2

Top Tens: 3

Heat Wins: 0

Upcoming Events:

April 30th: Park Jefferson Speedway – Championship 360 Sprints

May 5th: Rapid Speedway – MSTS 360s

May 6th: Fairmont Raceway – MSTS 360s

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Great Reviews After Knoxville Opener!

(Bill W) April 25, 2017 – The TKS Motorsports #2KS team and driver Austin McCarl had a successful debut in Knoxville Raceway’s opener last Saturday night. Despite coming out late, the Altoona, Iowa driver registered the third quick time of the night. He battled in the top five in the feature before finishing sixth. The team returns to Knoxville this Saturday night.

Unfortunately, when team intern, Brad Parker, was late to the track, owner and crew chief, Troy Renfro, was responsible for the draw. “Overall, (Wife) Tammy and I were really happy with the night,” he says. “It was just Austin’s second time in the car. Usually, I’m not allowed to draw, but I did. And I did what I usually do and draw a really late number. Austin overcame that, and we were third quick. We were really happy about that.”

The good start to the night was not lost on Austin. “It was a great start to be third quick,” he says. “The two guys in front of us (a Kerry Madsen and Brian Brown) are two of the best qualifiers in the country. That was rewarding.”

Austin drove from sixth to fourth in his heat. “It’s a different package than what he’s used to,” says Troy. “Everything is different. He’s getting comfortable, and he looked it all night.”

After starting fourth in the feature, he settled in that spot behind Brown, Madsen and Aaron Reutzel. “We got into traffic and really got into a rhythm there,” says Austin. “I just messed up on the restart a little bit. I didn’t get a clean start. Ian (Madsen) got us there in one and two. I hit the berm in three and four and my Dad (Terry) got me there. I really thought we were going to get back by him.”

Austin would checker sixth. “It’s like I told Austin,” says Troy. “The guys that finished in front of you have 15-20 races under their belts this year already. That’s something you have to look at. He did a good job and we were really happy.”

Austin felt good in the car all night. “I was really comfortable in the car, especially it being the first time back at Knoxville,” he says. “With the new car and new program, things went great. I thought it was a really good start for our team. We have a car that can win.”

Troy is also impressed with his driver’s abilities and know-how when it comes to the car.

“I really feel working on the car is key for a driver,” he says. “Austin has done that. He understands the ins and outs of a sprint car. We have great communication. He says exactly what I’m seeing on the track. I’m really impressed with the knowledge he has. A lot of that goes back to working on his car, his Dad’s cars and others. That’s a big plus, and I don’t see that a lot anymore.”

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Helms Collects Runner-Up Result at Lernerville and Top 10 at Wayne County

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (April 25, 2017) - Caleb Helms was wicked fast last weekend as he recorded a runner-up result at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on Friday before capturing a top-10 finish at Wayne County Speedway with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday.

Helms kicked off the weekend on Friday in Western Pennsylvania, where he gained two positions to finish second in a heat race at Lernerville Speedway.

"We ended up having the fastest lap out of the heat race and the track was getting faster as the rest of the night went on," he said. "(Logan) Wagner started on the high side, which is the preferred groove, and we just couldn't get around him in the heat."

The feature inversion started Helms on the pole for the main event.

"(Logan) Wagner got a pretty good start and got out ahead of us," he said. "We chased him around for the rest of the race. We'd catch him in lapped traffic and be right on his bumper to try and make a pass, but just couldn't get around him. Our last chance to get around him was a restart with four laps to go, but I didn't get a good enough run off of turn two.

"It's disappointing to start on the front row and not be able to bring home a win, but we know what we have to do different and what I need to do different as a driver moving forward."

Helms took the momentum of a podium finish into his home state of Ohio for the Arctic Cat Circuit of Champions series event at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday.

Helms was quickest in his qualifying group and picked up the overall quick time award.

"We were about five tenths of a second off from the track record at Wayne County," he said. "It would have been cool to set a new record, but it was still awesome to have that much speed around that place."

He finished fifth in a heat race to advance into a dash, in which he won to start on the outside of Jac Haudenschild in the main event.

"We started out strong and were able to carry that through the majority of the night," Helms said. "We changed a little too much for the feature and fell back several positions, but we started running better laps and were battling for fifth before bumping wheels with (Travis) Philo and settling for seventh. It's disappointing, but we know we're knocking on the door for an All Star win soon."

Helms, who ranks third in the series championship standings, will rejoin the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions series for a tripleheader this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; and Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa.

"I love the Ohio and Pennsylvania rivalry because it really puts everyone's driving ability to the test," he said. "I know all of us Ohio guys, especially myself, want to beat those Posse guys so they better be ready."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 21 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (2).

April 22 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 5 (4); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (2).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 2 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; and Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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, Helms and Sons Excavating, Ferguson and Tommy Tire for their continued support.

 

 

Dancer Produces Second Straight Top 10 at Limaland With NRA Sprint Invaders

Inside Line Promotions - LIMA, Ohio (April 25, 2017) - Shawn Dancer had another good car last Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park.

"In the heat race, we started fourth and finished fourth," he said. "That started us 11th in the A Main and we had a really good car. Ken Karhoff has been helping and had it set up really well."

However, the NRA Sprint Invaders feature was a tough battle as Dancer said he almost felt like the car was a yo-yo.

"We would pass three or four cars and then back up three or four cars," he said. "It kept going back and forth and back and forth. We never seemed to gain anything and stay there."

Dancer made it up to sixth or seventh before falling out of the top 10. He charged through the field again and was able to claim an eighth-place finish.

"It was a tough go, but it was still a good car," he said. "Now the driver has to pick it up a little bit."

Dancer will travel to Indiana this weekend for two nights with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.

"We were with the Outlaws out in Vegas (last month) and we did all right," he said. "We're looking for an A Main start and hope to have a good night overall."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 21 - Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio - Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 8 (11).

SEASON STATS ­-

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tommy Tire

From semi, car, truck, and farm tires, Tommy Tire has exactly what you need. For more information, visit http://www.tommytiresales.com.

"He's been a long time friend of the family and provides great service," Dancer said. "He's been supplying tires to our company for seven or eight years now and we're glad to have him on board. Go to him for all your tire needs."

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


 

Shipley Runs Into Tough Luck While Racing for Win at Arizona Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (April 25, 2017) - Joshua Shipley had high hopes entering the ASCS Southwest Region event last Saturday, but luck wasn't in the cards at Arizona Speedway.

"I was looking forward to getting back to our home track," he said. "I felt like we learned a lot from our two-day show in Las Cruces (earlier this month) so I thought we were going to do really well."

Shipley and the Alan and Kaylene Verville owned team started third in an ASCS Southwest Region heat race. However, the race car was hit hard from the back on the start. Shipley survived the incident and claimed a second-place result.

"Our finish was really good because we made the top eight qualifiers," he said. "But we realized we had a lot of work to do on the car before the feature."

After the heat race, Shipley had some tail tank damage and had to put on a new one. He also had to replace a front wing post and the top wing as it broke internally.

"We made the redraw and drew the No. 5 for the invert," he said. "They did some track work right before the A Main, so I was trying to feel it out the first couple laps."

Shipley fell back a couple positions early, but once he found his groove on the track he made his way through the field. With four laps remaining, he was preparing to contend with the leader when the rear end broke, which ended his night with a 12th-place result.

"It's kind of been the story of our season," Shipley said. "I'm so proud of the team though. The car was fast and we had a great run until we had part problems."

Shipley will return to action on May 6 at Arizona Speedway with the ASCS Southwest Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 12 (5).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 6 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., with the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

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

SPONSOR HIGHLIGHT - Aero Armour Aircraft Detail Supply

Aero Armour is a brad of premium aircraft cleaning supplies and equipment. The products are environmental friendly, but also heavy duty. For more information, visit http://aeroarmour.com.

"Todd is a great guy," Shipley said. "He came on board with us last year when I had my own non-wing car and I'm so glad he wanted to help support us again this year."

Shipley would also like to thank The Race Shack, Christie Grading & Paving, Up Front Signs, Aero Panache Aircraft Detailing, Smiley Crane Services, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Catalina Drywall, 488 Web Designs and Ti22 Performance for their continued support.

 

 

CH Motorsports and Chaney Contend for Win at Fremont During Season-Opening Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (April 25, 2017) - Rob Chaney had a strong debut with CH Motorsports last weekend when the team opened the 2017 campaign at a pair of races in Ohio.

The action began on Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, where Chaney advanced from seventh to fifth place in an NRA Sprint Invaders heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the seventh row for the main event.

"I hadn't raced since July of last year," he said. "It was a good night for me to get in, run a 360 in Lima, somewhere I've raced a lot. All in all, it was a good first night. We felt like our car was good and it gave me a chance to get back in the swing of things. We were up to fifth late in the race and got tangled in someone else's mess."

Chaney had driven into the top five when the incident occurred in the closing laps. He was credited with a 17th-place result.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Fremont, where Chaney qualified fifth quickest.

"We went out kind of late to qualify, which I don't think hurt too bad," he said. "We were fifth quick so that started us fifth in our heat race."

Chaney picked up a pair of positions to finish third and make the feature inversion, which lined him up on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap main event.

"We got the lead and led most of the race," he said. "We got some cautions that helped us early. I felt good, like I had a strong car. We got back into traffic with six laps to go when a lapped car did a 360. A car behind him checked up and I had to check up. It let Byron Reed slip by us and we ended up second. You never want to lose one you think you had a shot at winning."

Chaney led the first 24 laps before the incident in traffic relegated him to a runner-up result. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/qcNi6aoXXhc.

"I don't know what I would have done different," he said. "In turns one and two you had to be committed to the top. Typically you don't want to follow lapped cars. I felt like we needed to stay on the top. I guess it was a perfect storm.

"We're still happy with the way the weekend turned out. I want to thank Janet Holbrook and Aaron Call for the opportunity and I'm looking forward to racing for more wins throughout the season."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 21 - Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 17 (13).

April 22 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_robchaney

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 .

"J&J Auto Racing builds the nicest, highest-quality cars that are also the safest," Chaney said.

CH Motorsports would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Winters Performance, KSE Racing Products, Wings Unlimited, Fisher Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Slade Shock Technology, Simpson Race Products and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

News From The Eastern Museum Of Motor Racing Preserving America’s Motor Sports Heritage

The Gary Wolford Fish Fry Is On May 7

York Springs, Pa. – The annual Gary Wolford Fish Fry and Silver Spring Speedway Reunion will occur on Sunday, May 7. The event will take place at the Latimore Valley Fairground, located off Route 15 near York Springs, Pennsylvania.

The fish fry began in 2001 at Wolford’s shop located in Brogue, Pa. The day of fun quickly outgrew the shop and Wolford sought a new location. The Latimore Valley Fairground became the fish fry's new home.

The fish fry has become a fundraising effort for the nearby Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. The museum is located on the fairground’s vast expanse.

All of the daylong activities will commence at 9 a.m. There will be fish and french fries for attendees. A donation is the cost of the food. All proceeds go to the museum.

The highlight of every fish fry is the blindfold race. Taking place on the Latimore Valley Fairground half-mile dirt oval, there will be four teams participating in the race. The driver of each car will be blindfolded and receiving directions from an assistant.

There will be other activities including an auction and driver interviews.

The museum will be open during the fish fry. A shuttle bus will provide transportation from the fairground to the museum.

EMMR is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is a non-profit organization founded in 1975, dedicated to the preservation of America’s great motor racing history. EMMR not only honors significant people and vehicles of racing’s past; but also, the historic speedways, fairgrounds, drag racing organizations, and the Gettysburg Region Antique Auto Club of America.

For more information contact us at www.emmr.org. The museum and Latimore Valley Fairground are located at 100 Baltimore Road, off Route 15 midway between Dillsburg and York Spring. The telephone number is 717 – 528 – 8279.

 

 

Kulhanek Scores First Win of the Season at Battleground Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (April 25, 2017) - Ray Allen Kulhanek captured his first feature victory of the season last Saturday at Battleground Speedway, where he drove Randy Allen's 305ci winged sprint car into Victory Lane.

"We definitely went out and had a good time," Kulhanek said. "It's always a laid back deal to go and run a 305 just for fun and to go play, but I'm been chomping at the bit to get a win this season."

Kulhanek kicked off the event by charging from fourth to win a heat race.

"We drove into turn one and were up to third," he said. "By the time we were coming out of turn two I was up to second. The leader had a good jump and we reeled him in. He was running a really good race. I had to work pretty good to get by. It took me until the last lap to get him cleared."

That advanced Kulhanek into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 2 to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"We didn't get that great of a start," he said. "When we got to turn one I kept it lit and went up top and we took the lead. We lost brakes about five laps in so that slowed my pace more than I wanted. I had to get where I would control the car with the throttle. The track was patchy where it was tacky, dry, tacky, dry."

Kulhanek managed the brake problem while maintaining the lead throughout the feature to score the win.

He will take this weekend off before resuming action May 5 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and May 6 at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 5 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and May 6 at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kulhanek_Ray

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

APPAREL -

Kulhanek will have apparel available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Big Bass Tour

Founded in 2010, the Big Bass Tour is the nation's premier big bass tournament series. The 2016 season will feature more than $1 million in guaranteed prizes and payouts with events in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.BigBassTour.com.

"I want to thank Keith Odom and Mark Jones, a.k.a. Jonesy, who are partners in Big Bass Tour," Kulhanek said. "I look forward to working with them for several years to come. I'm excited to build a new relationship focused on mutual success in both of our ventures."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Texas Rotating Equipment, Alcon Construction, GoPro, J&J Auto Racing, Miller's RV Park, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Smiley's Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, C4 Graphics, Simpson Race Products and Marvin and Peggy Pearson for their support.

 

Jason Martin #36 Places 4th at Park Jefferson Speedway
Jefferson, South Dakota, 4/25/2017 – .
BM Motorsports raced Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, SD. Their intentions were to go to Wichita, Kansas, for the rain make-up race in the Air Capitol Shootout but was cancelled due to the upcoming rain for the weekend. The team decided to travel up north to South Dakota to race in the Nebraska 360 Sprint Series.
With an outside front row starting spot, Martin checked out in the heat race to get the win! The team was lucky enough to redraw the outside front row starting spot for the feature. The clean air was in Martin’s favor for half of the race, but once he got into heavy lap traffic, the car just got too tight and Martin began to struggle maneuvering through slower cars. After leading the first 12 laps, Martin ended up finishing 4th. “We feel like we have a very fast race car and we’re capable of winning races but we just missed it a tiny bit tonight”, Martin said.
It was a solid performance for the team. “We’ll make some changes to the race car and make it a little bit more forgiving for me to be able to position it where I need to”, Martin said.
Follow BM Motorsports at: www.bmmotorsports.net. You will be able to learn more about their driver, Jason Martin, see photographs of the car, and see all of the sponsors that have helped out!
You can also find the 2017 schedule so you can follow them to every race! Also, be sure to follow their driver, Jason Martin, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jasonmartinmotorsports/ for the latest news and updates.
UP NEXT: Weather permitting – Thursday, April 27, 2017, BM Motorsports and Jason Martin will race with the Sprint Series of Nebraska 305 sprints at the US 30 Speedway in Columbus, NE and then planning to race the 305 again at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, but have other options if the weather is not cooperating.

 

NEW SPRINTCARUNLIMITED.COM POLE AWARD ADDED TO 2017 5-HOUR ENERGY KNOXVILLE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY CASEY'S GENERAL STORES

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 25, 2017) -- Starting on the pole of the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores is an accomplishment for any winged sprint car driver. The chances of winning the $150,000 prize have increased, and now, before the green flag waves, the pole sitter will earn a $2,000 prize thanks to Jeremy Elliott's SprintCarUnlimited.com.

"I'm excited to be able to sponsor the SprintCarUnlimited.com Pole Award for this year's Knoxville Nationals," SprintCarUnlimited.com's Jeremy Elliott said. "The Nationals is the most prestigious sprint car race in the world, and it's an honor to be partnered with Knoxville Raceway in this new venture. The website has come a long way in a short time, and this is a good way to give back to the sport."

This is the first time in the 57-year history of the famed event that the high-point driver and therefore pole sitter will be compensated for the achievement. The pole position for the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores is given to the driver who earned the most accumulated points across both Wednesday and Thursday qualifying nights.

"At the conclusion of Thursday's races, everyone is looking at the point standings and seeing who that high-point driver is," Kendra Jacobs, Marketing Director at Knoxville Raceway said. "Being the best of the best sprint car drivers in the world is a huge accomplishment. Having a flawless qualifying night in the Knoxville Nationals is a huge accomplishment. Thanks to Jeremy (Elliott), that accomplishment will now earn the driver and his or her team a $2,000 bonus."

The 57th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores will take place August 9-12, 2017 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The race is widely considered the most prestigious in all of sprint car racing with a $1 million total purse. The event features nearly 100 of the most talented sprint car drivers in the world competing over four days in front of nearly 23,000 fans.

Tickets for the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores are available for purchase at www.knoxvilleraceway.com or by calling the Knoxville Raceway ticket office at 641-842-5431.

More information about Knoxville Raceway and the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores can be found at the aforementioned website, on Knoxville Raceway's Facebook page, @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter and Knoxville Raceway on Instagram. The Knoxville Raceway app is also a free download for all Apple phones. ABOUT SPRINTCARUNLIMITED.COM: SprintCarUnlimited.com is a news and information website devoted to the coverage of Sprint Car racing. The website features new content daily throughout the year and also offers free monthly ticket giveaways to members. Check out SprintCarUnlimited.com for subscription information and more. ABOUT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY: Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway is a 1/2-mile dirt track that hosts winged 305, 360 and 410 sprint car racing every Saturday night from April to September. The "Sprint Car Capital of the World" also hosts the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, sprint car racing's most prestigious event, as well as the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores and the 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa with 24,612 seats and 32 luxury suites.

 

 

White Set for Alabama Debut This Weekend at Deep South Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (April 25, 2017) - Harli White will compete in Alabama this weekend for the first time in her career.

White is slated to race with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints on Friday and Saturday at Deep South Speedway in Loxley.

"I've looked up videos of the track," she said. "It looks pretty high banked and like a fun, racy track. It looks like a sandy track and we get around pretty good on sandy joints. There's not much traction and we seem to be able to make the cars hook up good."

White also enjoys venturing to new race tracks. She made her career debut in Florida and in Mississippi earlier this season and adapted quickly by winning a heat race the first night in each state.

"I really like heading to new places and learning quickly," she said. "I think that is a key part about becoming a better driver. You have to be able to show up to a track and adapt right away. These experiences will definitely help my development behind the wheel."

White has already competed in five different states this season with a top result of fourth place in New Mexico.

Also of note, she will have her t-shirt trailer with new merchandise available near the grandstands at Deep South Speedway this weekend.

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Ala., with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc.

Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., is a North Texas based company with more than 27 years of fire safety security. The company specializes in fire alarms, fire suppression systems and fire extinguisher sales essential to keeping safety a priority. Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc. has established itself in the industry for being a professional full-service contractor servicing the commercial and residential markets across Texas.

"The support from everyone at Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc. has been amazing," White said. "Fire safety is very important to me and I'm grateful a company doing good things like Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc. is partnering with our team."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Mesilla Valley Transportation, The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Bound for USCS Thunder in the Smokies Doubleheader in Tennessee

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (April 25, 2017) - Derek Hagar is venturing to Tennessee this weekend to tackle the USCS Thunder in the Smokies doubleheader with the USCS Series.

Hagar will compete on Friday at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater and on Saturday at Smokey Mountain Speedway in Maryville.

He placed third last year during his debut at I-75 Raceway.

"It's a round race track and it doesn't really have a straightaway," he said. "It races really weird. We just couldn't seem to get a handle on it. Hopefully we can go there this year and try a couple of things that work."

Hagar was victorious at Smokey Mountain Speedway last season.

"I think we've won twice at Smokey Mountain in two career races," he said. "It's a big momentum race track. You get your car good and straight and motor on."

Hagar was unable to compete last weekend during the Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., and at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series because of inclement weather.

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn., and Saturday at Smokey Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., for the USCS Thunder in the Smokies with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com .

"They've been in the family since J&J Auto Racing started building cars," Hagar said. "My stepdad's dad owned race cars back in the Riverside days. They are good, safe, dependable race cars and great people to deal with."

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

 

 

Off and Rolling: Team Turner Racing With Strong Season Debut

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – April 25, 2017 –Team Turner Racing officially began its 2017 season at Merrittville Speedway’s Spring Sizzler featuring the Patriot Sprint Tour on Saturday night. Cory Turner turned in the first podium finish of the season for the Turner team, while Ryan and Jamie Turner were both strong throughout the night.

Jamie Turner won his qualifying heat race aboard the Charlie-Bee Honey No.11 while Ryan and Cory turned in second-place finishes to qualify all three team members for the top-eight redraw to set the starting lineup for the main event.

“I won the heat and we had a fresh car that hadn’t been on the track, so we were pretty happy,” Jamie said. “It shocked nobody more than ourselves.”

Cory explained that he made a number of changes to his KT Tobacco No.97 from last week’s test at Merrittville that led to a clear improvement on Saturday night.

“We were pretty good in practice the week before,” Cory said. “I thought about it during the week and there were some things that I wanted to try. I tried them in hot laps and it seemed pretty good. We started fourth in the second heat and our heat was really tough. We went fourth to second, so we had good passing points and got in the redraw.”

Come feature time, Cory quickly raced from sixth to second while Ryan and Jamie maintained top-10 running positions. However, a red flag midway through the race changed the night as both Ryan and Jamie were forced to retire with mechanical issues.

“I looked down at my gauges and it was saying (the engine temperature) was 250, so I pulled off,” Ryan said of the unfortunate issue on his Aces Bar & Grill No.91. “We checked it over and it wasn’t actually that high. I guess the gauges were wrong.”

For Jamie, a brake issue was the reason for his departure, but he recalled the positives of an otherwise strong run.

“I was happy. For the first night out on the car, my guys did a really good job on it,” Jamie said. “I think the car has really good potential. I’m looking forward to getting back already, so that makes you feel good.”

Cory’s third-place finish energized the team and offers a strong base to begin the season.

“I was really happy with our car,” Cory said. “We never really changed it all night. We rolled out fast in hot laps, we were good in the heat race and we drove forward in the feature against a really good field of cars.”

Overall, the entire team was excited to come away from the opening race confident in their respective car’s performance. The team is taking its opening night success in stride, but also with a grain of salt. With five months of racing on the horizon, a race-by-race approach is necessary in order to maintain strong finishes.

“You can’t get too excited,” Jamie explained. “We’ve raced long enough to know you can’t let the highs get you too high or the lows get you too low.”

Ryan and Cory Turner hope to race next weekend at either Fulton (NY) Speedway on Friday, April 28 with the Empire Super Sprints or Fremont (OH) Speedway on Saturday, April 29 with the NRA Sprint Invaders. Both entries are weather dependent. Stay tuned to Team Turner Racing social media to follow along with the action this weekend and all season long.

SEASON STATS

11 Jamie Turner – 1 Start: 0 Wins, 0 Top-5s, 0 Top-10s 91 Ryan Turner – 1 Start: 0 Wins, 0 Top-5s, 0 Top-10s 97 Cory Turner – 1 Start: 0 Wins, 1 Top-5s, 1 Top-10s

TEAM TURNER MEDIA Website: teamturnerracing.ca Facebook: facebook.com/TeamTurnerRacing Twitter: @11TeamTurner19 YouTube: Youtube.com/RacingTeamTurner

MAILING LIST Join the Team Turner Racing mailing list by emailing claytonjohnsmedia@gmail.com with the subject “Turner” to be added to the list.

TEAM TURNER PARTNERS

Team Turner Racing is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2017 race season, including KT Tobacco, Charlie-Bee Honey, Aces Bar & Grill, Braemar Building Systems, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Malabar Super Spice, V&R Recycling, Caistor Agri Services, J’N’E Recovery, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Total Coatings, Insta-Panels, KT Gas & Convenience, Six Nations Bingo, Silo Wireless, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Truck Toppers, iC Super Computers, Silverdale Gun Club, Bryan's Farm Supply, Beamer Farms, The Powerhouse, Hitchman Trailers, Barlow Farms, Mac Tools, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, JLB Mobile Mechanical, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Top Flight Wings, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, ImageFactor.ca, and Clayton Johns Media.

 

 

Adams Making Big Strides During Rookie Sprint Car Season

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (April 25, 2017) - Justin Adams continues to learn and make huge strides throughout his rookie season of 305ci winged sprint car racing.

In back-to-back weeks, Adams, who celebrated his birthday last week, nearly raced his way into the A Main at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. He placed sixth in the B Main to miss a transfer by only one position last Saturday for the second straight week.

Adams began the year opting to start last in each race as he learned the ropes. On Friday at Attica Raceway Park, he drew a pill and started in his proper position. After an adventurous heat race that resulted in an eighth-place finish, Adams drove to a sixth-place result in the B Main.

"It's hard being one of the new kids out there," he said. "But everyone has been so nice and helpful and I'm learning a lot. I thought I had that final transfer spot."

The weekend concluded on Saturday, when Adams made his debut at Fremont Speedway. After choosing to start at the tail of his heat race, he advanced two positions and drove to a seventh-place finish. Adams closed the night with a 10th-place result in the B Main.

"Fremont is a lot narrower than Attica," he said. "You have to drive it completely different. Alvin Roepke offered to let me follow him, but we didn't get out in the same hot-lap session. It was a frustrating weekend, but we are learning and I'm getting more comfortable.

"We got our engine problems fixed and we had some new people join our team. Pat Harger and Bobby Sears are helping us. They have a lot of experience working on sprint cars. I'm very excited about direction of our team."

Adams is scheduled to compete this Friday at Attica Raceway Park and Saturday at Fremont Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 21 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 6 (8).

April 22 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 10 (5).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/justinadamsracing09

Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinadamsrace

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Polter Real Estate

Polter Real Estate is based in Fremont, Ohio. As a member of Firelands Association of Realtors, Toledo Association of Realtors, Ohio Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, its team is able to offer expert advice in the entire Northwest Ohio Region. For more information, visit http://www.PolterRealEstate.com .

"Jaime Polter is new to racing, but has been very supportive and encouraging to me," Adams said.

Adams would also like to thank The Tackle Box 2, Woodville Mutual, KS Sales and Service, Simpson Race Products, BAK Technologies, Swain's Excavating, The Joie of Seating, Kear's Speed Shop, Design Graphics Group, Cool It Thermo Tech, Bee-ginings Farms and Behrent's Performance Warehouse for their continued support.

 

 

Bike Giveaways as DCRP Action Continues on Saturday

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 25, 2017) – Battles down to the wire were the norm in the April 15 season opener atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas.

More of the same is expected with this Saturday’s Lewis Automotive Night of championship action at the state-of-the-art dirt track facility featuring the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Also, as an added bonus for the kids, a pair of bicycles will be given away to a pair of lucky fans this weekend as well. It will be the first of six selected DCRP events in 2017 at which two bikes will be randomly awarded to two fortunate young fans.

Leading the way into Lewis Automotive Night after collecting opening night wins are Ty Williams (DCRP Sprint Cars), Cole Traugott (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars) and Matt O’Hair (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

In the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car ranks, Turpin, Oklahoma’s Taylor Velasquez nearly kicked off his title defense in perfect form. However, with Velasquez leading the way into the final pair of corners, it was Ty Williams surging by on the top side to capture his second opening night win in three seasons.

Woodward, Oklahoma’s Cole Traugott fought off some serious challenges from Steve Bowers, Jr., to chalk up his seventh IMCA Modified win in his last seven outings at DCRP while fellow Woodward shoe and three-time IMCA Sport Modified track champ Jeff Kaup worked the high side relentlessly to overtake Brian Davidson for opening night honors.

In IMCA Stock Car action, Lamar, Colorado’s Angel Munoz threw his hat in the championship ring by beating scratch starter Jack Pepper to the line as defending and two-time champ Michael Pepper finished fourth while Laverne, Oklahoma’s Matt O’Hair kicked off his IMCA Hobby Stock title defense by fending off Reagan Sellard and Duane Wahrman for the opening night win.

Saturday’s Lewis Automotive Night of championship racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consists of 14 total nights of racing action, culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series for the “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-18. The complete 2017 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Trenca Posts Eighth-Place Result During Patriot Sprint Tour American Opener

Inside Line Promotions - DUNDEE, N.Y. (April 25, 2017) - Joe Trenca opened his chase for the Patriot Sprint Tour American championship with a solid performance last Friday at Outlaw Speedway.

The Mucci Motorsports competitor kicked off the event by maneuvering from fourth to second place in a heat race, which earned a spot in the feature redraw.

"We had good speed in the heat race," he said. "We had a late-race caution and didn't need that. I chose the right lane on the restart, but we got mixed up on top. That still put us in the redraw."

Unfortunately, Trenca pulled the second-highest number - 11 - to start the main event on the inside of the sixth row.

"The feature was a long race," he said. "It was about an hour and 20 minutes. We had like eight cautions on Lap 7. I couldn't get rolling for a while."

After dropping to around 13th on the initial start, Trenca rallied into the top 10 by the midpoint of the feature.

"I picked off about three on Lap 9 and then there weren't cautions until around Lap 23," he said. "We started catching back up. The last 10 laps we were all right there. Everyone was the same speed. Our lap times were right there with the leaders."

Trenca ended with an eighth-place finish, which marks his third straight season with a top 10 at the track.

"I enjoyed it and we have some good momentum going," he said. "To get out of there with a decent finish and the car in one piece was a good result."

Trenca, who ranks fifth in the Patriot Sprint Tour American championship standings following the opener, said he is unsure what the team's plan is for this Friday. However, they will compete on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 21 - Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 8 (11).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wilwood Brakes

Wilwood designs and manufactures high-performance disc brake systems. Since the company's inception in 1977 by Bill Wood, Wilwood has developed a substantial matrix of brake components and engineering techniques that allows the company to quickly and reliably create brake systems for almost any application. For more information, visit http://www.Wilwood.com.

"Wilwood Brakes came on board last year and we're very pleased with the product," Trenca said. "Wilwood makes top-of-the-line brakes."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

RAIN DASHES DREAMS: Riverside & I--55 Events Washed Away by Mother Nature Riverside to be reattempted on May 3rd; Outlaws head to Indiana for coming weekend

CARLISLE, PA. - April 25, 2017 - Mother Nature was a not a race fan as persistent rain washed away a scheduled weekend of action at Riverside International Speedway and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd respectively.

The event at Riverside will be rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd while the event at I-55 will not.

The Outlaws now head for Indiana to close out the month of April. On tap first is a stop at Plymouth Speedway on Friday, April 28th and Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt on Saturday, April 29th. The CJB team is in good hands as Barry Jackson (CJB crew chief) prepared machines have won the event Tri-State Speedway for the last three years in a row, including Gravel's win last season.

"We were really fast at Plymouth last year," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We head to start behind but our car was great and we drove up through the field so we're looking forward to that. Haubstadt is a place where I, personally, have done well and the team has as well. We've got to put on a good showing. Racing in Indiana is cool. I lived there for a few years so it'll be a blast to see them and to put on a good show for the fans."

2017 STATS:

Events: 22

Quick Times: 3

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 14

Top-10's: 18

Heat Race Wins: 3

Dash Wins: 3

Average Time Trial: 8.6

Average A-main finish: 6.1

Total Laps Led: 116

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.

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

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

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

 

 

Johnson Venturing to Petaluma Saturday With Sprint Car Challenge Tour

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (April 25, 2017) - Chase Johnson is excited to head home this weekend for a Sprint Car Challenge Tour event on his home turf.

Johnson will drive his family owned sprint car on Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., which is a short drive from his hometown of Penngrove.

"After driving to Bakersfield and Tulare the last couple of weeks I'm excited to have a short drive to a track this weekend," he joked. "We have a lot of laps at Petaluma and the crowd is always great to me. I'm looking forward to being back in front of the home crowd and back in the family car for a race."

Johnson, who claimed the 2012 track championship and who won two races at Petaluma Speedway last season, is coming off a solid outing at the Peter Murphy Classic last Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series.

Johnson guided the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned team to the fourth-quickest time in qualifying before placing fourth in a heat race to narrowly miss making the dash.

"We were rolling really well at the beginning of the night," he said. "Timing in that well put us in a solid position going into the heat race, but the heat races are tough to lock into the dash. We weren't able to get in the dash by finishing in the top three, but we were able to get into the A Main."

Johnson lined up on the inside of the seventh row for the main event.

"We had one red flag on the first lap," he said. "We had a complete restart and after that the race went green to checkered. We were a little tight at the beginning, but the car was coming on strong at the end. At that point everyone was spread out so we didn't have time to make a lot of passes. We needed some yellows to bunch everyone up. I don't think the results show how fast we were."

Johnson closed the night with a 12th-place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 12 (13).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has No. 68 t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as Chase Johnson shirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Johnny Franklin's Mufflers

With California locations in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers has been a leader in the service industry for mufflers, drivelines and hitches for more than 50 years.

"Johnny Franklin's Muffler has been with me since Day 1 of my racing career," Johnson said. "With their two locations in both Sonoma and Marin County's makes for no excuse to not stop by and get a free quote on making your street car sound like my race car. Family own and ran since 1961, you feel the family atmosphere instantly. For not only your exhaust and muffler needs, Johnny Franklin's also can take care of your driveline and hitch issues. Visit them today and tell them I sent you."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, PitStopUSA, Flowmaster, Woodland NAPA Auto Parts, VanLare Steering Repair, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bell Helmets, Champion Machine, Swift Metal Finishing, Shifty Illusions, Oroville Cycle and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

 

Sean Becker Finishes Second at Peter Murphy Classic With Challenge Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA- Following the King of the West Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour to Tulare, CA on Friday and Saturday night to take part in the Peter Murphy Classic, Becker would flirt with victory with the Challenge tour before mechanical issues prevented him from starting Saturday’s KWS event.

“Friday night, Dan and the team gave me an amazing car to drive all night long,” Sean Becker said. “Unfortunately with about five laps to go, I just got out drove by a great racecar driver and we lost a heartbreaker.”

Friday night saw Becker time the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay, Inc. backed No. 75 machine in second fastest in his group, which lined him up in the third starting spot of his heat race.

Finishing in the third spot in heat race action, Becker would lock himself into the night’s 35-lap feature event but would also earn a spot in the Pole Shuffle due to his overall qualifying effort.

Pulling the one pill, Becker would be guaranteed a starting spot on the front row and would proceed to edge out Ryan Bernal in their match race and earn the right to lead the field to green.

On an extremely slick Thunderbowl Raceway surface, Becker would shoot out to the early lead as he was fond of the low groove on this night. Becker would be in cruise control as the race went 11 rounds before the first caution of the night flew.

With stoppages following on laps 20, 22, and 25, Becker would continue to lead a tough group of challengers led by Rico Abreu and Kyle Hirst behind him during each restart.

During the race’s closing laps, Abreu would begin trying to make the high-side work while Becker remained glued to the bottom. On the 31st lap, Becker would see Abreu get around him and drop ‘The Shark’ back to second with just four laps to go in the race.

Giving it a valiant effort, Becker would take the checkered flag in the second spot.

Returning to Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday night to take on the King of the West Fujitsu Series, Becker would have some trouble in his qualifying session and end of 14th fastest in qualifying group ‘B’.

Gridding the field from the seventh starting spot in his heat race, Becker would have a couple of spirited battles to finally get into the fourth and final transfer spot and lock into the feature event.

Scheduled to take the green flag in 18th starting spot, the Menne Motorsports entry would lose power just before the field began to line up. Working feverishly in the work area, the team was given added time to rectify issue as red flag flew on the race’s initial start. Despite efforts from numerous teams, Becker and company would be unable to make the call.

“I messed up qualifying again on Saturday night and caused our team to work hard to get us back out for the heat,” Becker added. “We got into the feature, but unfortunately issues just before the green flag did us in.”

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Hunt’s Race World, Molecule, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, K&N, Pioneer Auto Body, and The Joie of Seating for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 9, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 6, Top 10’s- 8

ON TAP: Becker and Menne Motorsports are scheduled to compete at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night before making the tow to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night for the fourth SCCT event.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023, or https://www.facebook.com/mennemotorsports/.

 

 

Smith Battles Steering Problems During Weekend Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (April 25, 2017) - Steering problems kept the Leidig/Warko/Smith racing team busy throughout last weekend.

Despite the problems, Ryan Smith was able to produce a solid night with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday at Wayne County Speedway, where he posted an 11th-place finish to remain fourth in the championship standings.

The weekend began on Friday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the track's season opener. Smith placed third in a heat race, which lined him up 12th in the main event.

"We had steering issues throughout the night so I just pulled in," he said after ending 19th. "We replaced the box and thought we had it resolved for Saturday, but we must have had an air bubble or something in the line because I had very little power steering."

Smith qualified fifth quickest overall and third in his group at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday. He then finished second in his heat race to make the dash, in which he posted a fifth-place result to line up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

"Because of the issues with the steering I didn't feel comfortable to get up and run the wall, which was the place to be," he said. "I ran the bottom and backed up at the start, but it started to come around and I was able to get back up to 11th."

Smith is very excited about this weekend of racing as the All Star series heads to Pennsylvania. A tripleheader begins on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., before moving to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Saturday. The weekend wraps up on Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa.

"We are back on my home turf," he said. "A couple of weeks ago at Williams Grove we were pretty good and the last time we were at Port Royal I was running third when we had an old tire seal up. Two years ago at Bedford I ran third with the All Stars. I'm really pumped and want to get a win to get the monkey off our backs. It could be a huge weekend for us points-wise."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 21 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 19 (12).

April 22 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 11 (9).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; and Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

APPAREL -

Visit http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com to view the latest apparel options, which include t-shirts and hoodies.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Warko Group

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"Rob has been great to work with in putting this deal together," Smith said. "I wouldn't be where I am today if not for his support."

Smith would also like to thank Auto Electric of Jupiter, Fla., G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, Fighting Angels Foundation, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, X-1 Race Cars, Rick's Auto Body, TGP Photography, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

Peterson’s Weekend Ends Upside Down

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to get back in the swing of things behind the wheel of his Miller Lite No. p37 sprinter, Matt Peterson saw some improvement with the SCCT in Tulare, CA of Friday night before contact in Placerville, CA would get him upside down in the feature event on Saturday.

“We are making process, but it is a hard pill to swallow at times,” Peterson said. “I was reminded on Friday that I only ran a handful of races last season, so we are still shaking off some rust and taking on some serious competition.”

Checking in at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Friday night, Peterson would time the Miller Lite/Inventory Sales Company/Bear Trucking backed No. p37 sprinter in eighth fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up eight in his heat race, the Wilton, CA pilot would have a nice showing as he would work his way up to finish in the fifth spot. Failing to transfer into the feature event, Peterson’s qualifying time would put him in the second of two ‘C’ main events.

Finishing second in the ‘C’, Peterson would tag the back of the ‘B’ Main where he would need to work his way into the Top-Seven to keep his night going. From the tail end of the Finley Farms ‘B’, Peterson was impressive on Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

With a strong car under him, he would make a valiant run through the field that would see him get up to the ninth spot at the finish line, just two positions away from a transfer position.

Loading up and heading north, Peterson and his team would make the tow directly to Placerville Speedway to take part in the track’s weekly season opener.

Timing in 13th fastest in qualifying time trials, Peterson would pick up a fifth place finish in his heat race aboard the Transportation Services/Future Energy Savers/Hoskins Mechanical machine.

Lining up 13th in the ‘A’, Peterson would again prove to be sporty in the early goings of the race. On a tricky Placerville Speedway racing surface, Peterson would bob and weave his way into the eighth spot in the first six laps of the feature event.

As drivers jockeyed for postion, contact would ensue and it would result in Peterson taking a nasty tumble, and end his night though he would climb from the wreck uninjured.

“It was a hard flip but fortunately it looks like our car is just fine, we just have some bolt on equipment to replace,” Peterson added. “I have to thank everyone who helped us out all weekend long. It was a long one, but it was a fun one for sure.”

Matt and his team would like to thank, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Transportation Services, Future Energy Savers, Hoskins Mechanical Resources, Vahlco Wheels, JhdDesings, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS- Races-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Matt will travel to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night for the fourth installment of SCCT action.

 

 

Hirst Fares Well with Roth Motorsports at Peter Murphy Classic

4/25/17- This past weekend, Roth Motorsports and driver Kyle Hirst attended the 4th Annual Peter Murphy Classic hosted by the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA. The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) presented by Abreu Vineyards and the KWS-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series were both on tap for the picture perfect weekend.

Friday night, the SCCT saw 51 sprint cars sign in as the Roth/Hirst duo would qualify 3rd quick out of the 10 in his group. With the format inversion, this would line up Hirst on the outside front row of Heat #5. On the start, Hirst would take control and never look back as he led every lap to take the checkers. Adding a different twist to the event, a “Pole Shuffle” would line up the top 12 cars for the 35-lap feature. After a draw for position, Hirst would go out in the first round which lined up his 83 machine in the 9th starting spot for the feature event.

At the drop of the green flag, Hirst maintained position as cars settled in during the first 5 laps. With a yellow flag coming out at the races halfway point, the Roth Enterprise/HR Livestock Transportation entry lined up 7th and quickly moved into the 3rd position after taking his 83 machine to the top of turns 1 & 2. The yellow would once again slow the cars as Hirst settled into third. The restart again saw Hirst drive his car hard into turn 1 to take over second behind race leader Sean Becker. A late race caution would give Hirst a shot at Becker with a few laps remaining, but the outside starting spot proved to be a disadvantage as Rico Abreu was able to capitalize by taking over second from Hirst. Abreu would go onto win, with Becker finishing second. “The outside lane just wasn’t the place to restart”, stated Hirst who was pleased with his 3rd place finish.

Saturday night saw a strong showing for the KWS-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series as 41 entries took part in the 410 portion of the Peter Murphy Classic finale.

With the high car count, the format would call out for split qualifying. This would put Hirst in Group 2 with a 7th place qualifying effort. Starting on the pole of Heat #3, Hirst would capitalize on the front row starting spot and go onto win his heat. The Pole Shuffle event saw Hirst go out in the first round, giving himself an 11th place starting position. The A-Main event saw the Roth team with a tight race car as Hirst struggled to maintain position. As the fuel load burned off, Hirst was finally able to move forward and gain position one at a time until the checkered flag flew. Hirst would end up with a sixth place result.

Roth Motorsports and Jeff Gardner teamed up to participate in the USAC 360 non-wing event during the Saturday night portion of the P.M.C. Driving his first non-wing event of the year, Kyle Hirst entered the evening as the “underdog” and came out with a victory in the A-Main event.

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance and Astro Titanium for their support in 2017.

SEASON STATS: Races: 13, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 5, Top 10’s: 10

ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will be racing at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA Friday night. Saturday night with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Series presented by Abreu Vineyards at the Petaluma Speedway.

 

 

Mingus Captures Top-10 Finishes at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (April 25, 2017) - For the first time in his dirt racing career Kevin Mingus scored a pair of top-10 finishes in the same weekend against arguably the toughest 305ci winged sprint car competition in the country.

Mingus started with a seventh-place showing last Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, before he followed with a ninth-place run at Fremont Speedway the next night.

"It was another solid team effort," he said. "It was the best weekend I've ever had on dirt and our whole team has a lot of confidence right now. I competed against the best 305 drivers in the country on tracks most of them have been racing on for many, many years and I held my own."

A good pill draw on Friday by Mingus' fiancée, Marissa Jensen, put him on the pole for his heat race. Despite racing with a heavy heart, Mingus led every lap for the win to make the feature redraw and another good draw gave him the sixth starting spot for the feature.

"My aunt passed away Friday morning, but we were able to turn tragedy into triumph," he said. "My dad nearly drug me out of the car he was so excited after the heat. In the feature I held off a lot of guys who have been racing that track for 20 years."

Mingus battled for a top five throughout the main event before posting the seventh-place result.

Good pill draws continued on Saturday at Fremont Speedway, which hosted its opening night of the season and the opening night for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Series as well. Mingus started second in his heat race and finished fourth to put him in the redraw for the feature. Another good pill had him roll off fourth in the feature.

"Last year, because we ran the late model on Saturdays, I probably only raced at Fremont five times," he said. "It's a completely different track than Attica and requires a lot more technical tuning on the car. Because of the confidence after Friday I was more aggressive. I smacked the backstretch wall a couple of times in the feature, but we were able to get another top 10. We have a lot to learn yet on what to do to the car when the tracks slick off, but I'm pretty pumped to get back to both tracks this weekend."

Mingus, who ended ninth to garner his third top 10 of the season, will compete at Attica Raceway Park this Friday and at Fremont Speedway on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 21 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 7 (6).

April 22 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 9 (4).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kear's Speed Shop

Kear's Speed Shop was founded by Chuck and Shirley Kear in 1969 at its present location in Tiffin, Ohio. You can build your winning race car and outfit your driver from Kear's large inventory. Kears Speed Shop also has three trucks that service your needs at the local tracks. For more information, visit http://www.KearsSpeedShop.com.

"For the second week in a row Kear's saved our night," Mingus said. "At Attica we lost a plug in the timing cover in hot laps and leaked oil all over the car. Kear's had everything we needed to make the repairs and get out in time to win our first ever heat race."

Mingus would also like to thank Huber Machine Werx, DB3 Imaging, Mid-America Chemical Corporation, Apple Girl Art, Jamie and Austin Neel, Hillbilly Rod Shop, Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental, K1 Race Gear and FK Rod Ends for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Place Second During Knoxville Opener

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 25, 2017) - Kerry Madsen guided Big Game Motorsports to a runner-up result last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway during its 64th annual season opener.

"Absolutely a confidence builder," he said. "We know how much better we can get the car. To be that quick and know we don't have the balance 100 percent is pretty exciting because there's a lot of potential there."

The Muddy sponsored team hadn't competed for approximately six weeks prior to the event, which Madsen opened by setting quick time during qualifying. He then advanced from sixth to third place in a heat race to rank second in overall points. Since the zero was drawn for the feature inversion, Madsen lined up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"We were excellent in qualifying and pretty good in the heat race," he said. "In the A Main Brian (Brown) was a little quicker than we were in open track. Late in the race when the groove changed we were a little quicker. I didn't think we were great so to nearly win the thing and know we have a lot of work to do is really exciting."

Madsen ran second for the entire race, but he had an opportunity entering turn one on the final lap. When Brown was slowed in traffic, Madsen dove to the bottom groove.

"Just to run the cushion we were a little tight," he said. "Once we got to traffic and I could move around we caught him. I had a chance to pass him at the end. I had a shot at the end and that's all you could ask for.

"I thought I could get it and squeeze my way in there. I tried, but wasn't in there far enough. I needed about two more feet. I had to abort it. Brown did a good job by covering it. It was good racing."

Madsen got on the brakes to avoid contact in turn one and that allowed Brown the advantage to hold onto the top spot.

The Muddy backed team will return to action this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

MUDDY -

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2017.

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World of Outlaws return to 81 Speedway on May 6 for Kansas Outlaw Klassic

PARK CITY, Kan. — April 25, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas for the first time since 2006 on Saturday, May 6, 2017 for the Kansas Outlaw Klassic presented by Great Clips, Murphy Tractor & Equipment and the City of Park City, Kansas. The event will mark the 13thth A-Feature event contested by the series at the semi-banked, three-eighths-mile, dating back to 1980. Seven drivers have picked up A-Feature wins with the Outlaws at the track during that span.

In the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last visit to 81 Speedway in 2006, eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz was victorious. Schatz, who started second, took the lead from Terry McCarl on the sixth circuit and led the rest of the 30-lapper to score his first win at 81 Speedway. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, is also a past winner at the track, located just outside of Wichita.

Jason Johnson, while he will be making his first start with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the track, has plenty of experience over the years at 81 Speedway. The veteran driver has seven career victories at 81 Speedway, with five of those coming with the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) and two with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Joey Saldana, who finished seventh at 81 Speedway in 2006, has made three starts at the track, which has him tied with Schatz and Pittman for most Outlaws starts at the track among active full-time drivers.

Paul McMahan has raced twice with the series at 81 Speedway, as have Jason Sides and Kraig Kinser. Shane Stewart has competed with both the Outlaws and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at the track, while Greg Wilson has raced with the All Stars at 81 Speedway.

Clyde Knipp, the youngest full-time driver on tour with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has made one visit to 81 Speedway, with that coming in 2015 for a non-wing sprint car event.

Drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2017, who will be making their first start with the series at 81 Speedway include: Brad Sweet, David Gravel, Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen and rookie contenders Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio and Brent Marks from Pennsylvania.

Tickets for the Kansas Outlaw Klassic presented by Great Clips, Murphy Tractor & Equipment and the City of Park City, Kansas featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at 81 Speedway in Kansas on Saturday, May 6 can purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling: 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

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Eliason 11th at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Overcoming a tough qualifying effort, Cory Eliason turned in a gritty performance at the Peter Murphy Classic that saw him score an 11th place finish.

“The track was pretty slick in time trials, and we were just a tick too free,” Cory Eliason said. “The guys went to work, and we were able to fight back all night and come away with an 11th place finish.”

Timing the Good Guys/Rod and Custom Association/Fire Protection Management, Inc./TW Performance backed No. 20 sprinter in 13th fastest in his qualifying flight, Eliason would find himself in the fourth row of his heat race.

Running a patient 10-lap heat, Eliason would slowly work his way forward and into the fifth spot late in the race. Needing to get to fourth to transfer directly to the feature, Eliason would execute a final lap, final turn pass to secure a spot in the 30-lap Peter Murphy Classic finale.

Lining up in the ninth row of the feature event, the track would undergo extensive prep prior to the feature event as rubber had gone down during the non-wing series’ feature event.

When the race got underway, the track was simply too good and passing would be a tough feat for the entire field. Able to make some moves, Eliason would work his way forward to secure a hard fought 11th place finish when the action wrapped up.

“It was just hard to pass,” Eliason said. “With the work they did we had hoped it would ‘blow off’ after a few laps and allow us to move around, but it stayed too fast and we kind of got all we could. Huge thanks to everyone on this team for all of their continued hard work.”

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Kaeding Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, and Shiro’s Collision Center for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 5, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 1

ON TAP: Antaya Motorsports will get right back to racing Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow us on Twitter @AntayaTeam20 or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AntayaTeam20/. Also follow along with Good Guys Rod and Custom Association on Twitter @GoodGuys and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/goodguysrodandcustom/.

 

 

Lucas Ashe Pleased With 410ci Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA: Lucas Ashe spent his weekend in Tulare, CA battling with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Friday night before making his first ever 410ci start with the King of the West Series on Saturday night during the Peter Murphy Classic.

“Friday night didn’t quite go as planned, but had some fun with the amount of cars that showed up,” Lucas Ashe said. “Saturday night was really cool making my first start in a 410 and I was really happy with the speed we had and how our night went for the most part.”

Kicking Peter Murphy Classic weekend off on Friday night with the SCCT, Ashe would time the SALCO Inc./Lucas Oil/NAAKE Suspension backed No. 33 machine in fourth fastest in his group, which placed him on the front row of his heat race.

In a hard fought heat, the Cottonwood, CA driver would find himself on the outside and looking in, as a fifth place finish would send him into the night’s Finley Farms ‘B’ main event.

Lining up mid-pack of the semi, Ashe would need to finish in at least the seventh to keep his night moving along. On the slick Thunderbowl Raceway surface, Ashe would get his elbows up as fought hard to obtain a transfer position.

In the latter stages of the race Ashe would make a run for the final transfer position, but would end up ending his night with a 10th place finish.

Bolting the 410ci engine into STL Tile/Crown Motors/Logo USA backed No. 33 entry for Saturday’s KWS event, Ashe would seem to acclimate to added horsepower nicely as he timed in sixth fastest in his qualifying flight.

Falling out of a transfer, Ashe would finish in the fifth spot and be forced into the night’s ‘B’ Main event.

Lining up in the second row of the semi, Ashe would get off to a great start as some great moves would find him up in the second spot for much of the race. Looking to be well on his way to the feature event, Ashe’s machine would start to sputter on the race’s final lap.

As he lost power, Ashe lost positions but was able to coast over the line in the sixth spot and take the final transfer position into the feature event.

Lining up scratch on the field, Ashe would pick up a couple of positions in the early goings of the race, but a suspension issue would bring his night to an early end.

“It was a really fun weekend, and I feel like I learned a ton at Tulare running both nights” Ashe added. “I have to tank Harley Van Dyke and Fez for their hard work, as well as all of the people who support us and make this possible.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, NAAKE Suspension, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, DMI Components Shaver Racing Engines, Maxim, Rod End Supply, Lucky Seven Outlaw Wings, Fat Cat Propane, Pickern Allstate Ins., Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 6, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-2

ON TAP: Ashe will follow the Sprint Car Challenge Tour to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook.

 

 

Rain Doesn’t Deter Destiny Motorsports; Knoxville Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: Despite Mother Nature raining out the two scheduled World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events scheduled for last weekend, Paul McMahan and Destiny Motorsports made the tow to Knoxville Raceway where the team recorded a seventh place finish during the track’s first event of the season.

“It was a good trip for our team to get to Knoxville Raceway and get some laps in,” Paul McMahan said. “We really wanted to race over the weekend, and fortunately we were able to do so despite the rain.”

With 23 cars checked into the pit area McMahan would go out early during time trials, and time the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants No. 4 machine in 14th fastest.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Nashville, TN resident would get off to the early lead though would soon have his hands full with Brian Brown. A battle with Brown would drop McMahan back to second, where he would finish, and place him in the fifth row for the 20-lap feature event.

On the slick and wide Knoxville Raceway surface, McMahan was able to get his machine going in the right direction, though the track would soon start to take rubber in areas.

Getting up to the seventh spot, McMahan would battle with Knoxville regulars like Austin McCarl and Lynton Jeffrey as he searched around the “Mecca of Mud” looking to keep moving forward.

The 20-lap feature event would click off in a hurry, and McMahan would end his night with a seventh place finish.

“We just didn’t get timed in well, and with their format you want to be up in the Top-Five to get points and improve your starting position,” McMahan added. “I have to thank my car owners for letting us make the trip out here, and my guys for working hard to get us here, and working hard all night at the track.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Kieizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-25, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will be in action at Plymouth Speedway on Friday night and at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

Offill Grabs First Career Sprint Car Victory

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making just his fourth winged sprint car start ever on Saturday night, Kyle Offill and Team KO Racing broke through and scored the youngster’s first victory.

“Running the first three SCCT races really helped my confidence going into the local level on Saturday night,” Kyle Offill said. “We went from running Tulare on Friday, which was the fastest track I have been on yet, to Antioch on Saturday and I think that helped us a lot.”

Making a repeat appearance at the Antioch Speedway after kicking the SCCT season off there a few weeks ago, Offill would get his night off to a good start as he was able to race his way to a heat race win aboard the Ochoco West/Boise Cascade/Reliable Lumber backed No. 2K.

Finding himself on the front row of the feature event, Offill kept it all business as he jumped out to the early lead. Hitting his marks lap-after-lap at the Antioch Speedway, Offill was able to seal the deal, as he parked his Maas Brothers Powder Coating/TMAC Motorsports/Offill Family Farms entry in victory lane for the first time in his young sprint car career.

Friday night Offill and company were also in action as they took on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in Tulare, CA. Making his first appearance at the tricky facility, Offill would time in eighth fastest in his qualifying group and line up in the fourth row for his heat race.

In his first racing action on the high-banked facility, Offill was able to move forward as he picked up a seventh place finish. Not making the transfer to the feature event, the Tracy, CA driver’s overall qualifying time would be good enough to earn him a spot in the Finley Farms ‘B’ Main event.

Starting from the rear of the field, Offill would continue to gain confidence at the sometimes-daunting Thunderbowl Raceway. Getting more comfortable each lap, Offill would bring his night to a close with a 13th place finish.

“Tulare was an experience,” Offill added. “I was able to get up on top and use the bottom to move forward. We were pretty fast and we gained positions every time we hit the track. It’s been a fun start to the season and looking forward to our next one.”

Team KO Racing would like to thank Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, TMAC Motorsports, Offill Family Farms, Golden State Lumber, Inc., California TrusFrame, Lord & Sons, Inc., B&S Hacienda Auto Body, Country Builders Construction, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, HRP, and Bacchetti Hay Service for their support this year.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 6, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 1

ON TAP: Kyle Offill and Team KO Racing will return to action when the SCCT invades Petaluma, CA on Saturday night.

 

 

Price Pockets Win During Skagit Speedway Season Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- As the curtain raised on the 2017 season at Skagit Speedway, Robbie Price made sure the spotlight was on him as the Cobble Hill, BC driver parked his machine in victory lane to score his first win of the 2017 season.

“It was a pretty good night for our race team,” Robbie Price said. “We timed in quick time, and were able to get into second in the feature event before capitalizing on the leaders misfortune and racing to the win.”

Kicking his night off by timing the Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Tiger Towing/Rod End Supply backed No. 21p machine in fastest in qualifying, Price would pull the six pill for the inversion placing him in the third row for the feature event.

With a driver having mechanical issues prior to green, Price would end up taking the green flag from the second row. Moving into the second spot when the race came to life, Price began tracking down Jason Solwold who had opened up a sizeable lead in a short period of time.

As Price continued to noticeably cut into the race lead, Solwold would appear to slow as Price used a full ahead of steam to rocket around him and take over the point. Out front, Price flexed his muscle as he dominated the closing laps of the feature event.

Turning in some flawless laps, Price would cruise to pick up his first win of the season during the season opening event at Skagit Speedway.

“We had a really fast racecar, and I think it would have been pretty exciting to battle with Solwold if that team didn’t have their bad luck,” Price said. “It is great to get back into victory lane, and huge thanks to all of the people who help this race team out.”

Price and his team would like to thank Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Wildlight Photography, and Shark Racing Engines for their support during the 2017 season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-5, Wins-1, Top-5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Robbie will be in action on Saturday night as the team will return to Skagit Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Robbie by liking Robbie Price Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rpracing21.

 

 

Moore and F&F Racing Hard Charge at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Following the Sprint Car Challenge Tour to Tulare, CA on Friday night, Mason Moore and the F&F Racing team would have a long night that ultimately saw Moore earn Hard Charger honors as he finished in the eighth spot.

“We didn’t get out of our heat race, and with this series that makes for a pretty long night,” Mason Moore said. “Luckily, my guys really gave me a good car and we were able to move forward in both the ‘B’ and the ‘A’.”

Timing the Geico Local Office/Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes/Twisted Tea backed No. x1 machine in sixth fastest in his qualifying group, the Princeton, CA wheelman would line up in the third row of his heat race.

Finishing sixth in his heat, Moore would be relegated to the Finley Farms ‘B’ main, where he would line up in the 11th starting position.

Getting off to a great start, Moore would forge his way forward in the second spot in just three laps, as he looked to safely make his way into the Peter Murphy Classic feature event.

Falling back one spot on a late restart, Moore would hang on to finish third, and keep the F&F Racing team’s night alive.

Gridding the field from the ninth row, Moore would again work his way forward in a stout feature event. With the field using the bottom of the track in the race’s first 11 laps, Moore would get busy as the competition fanned out after the race’s first stoppage.

Able to make up ground on the Thunderbowl Raceway, Moore would cap his night off by finishing eighth and earning Hard Charger honors.

“This car has been fast all year, and it’s good to get another Top-10 with this series early in the year,” Moore said. “We will look to be even better when we get to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.”

Moore would like to thank Geico, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Twisted Tea, Levin’s Auto Supply, Garth Moore Insurance, LRB Race Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Sierra Single Ply, Lucas Oil, RPI, and Encore Catering for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Moore and F&F Racing travel to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night for the fourth SCCT event of the season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3.

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

 

 

Ian Madsen Wins 360 Season Opener at Knoxville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night in Knoxville, IA, Mother Nature would allow the 2017 season to go green, and Ian Madsen would take full advantage as he parked the KCP Racing No. 18 machine in victory lane after the 360ci feature event.

“It was nice to finally get racing at Knoxville, and it was even better to get a win,” Ian Madsen said. “We were really good with both cars and to win with the 360 and run fifth with the 410 is a really good night.”

In 360ci action, Madsen would get the night started off by timing the Logan Contractors Supply/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring No. 18 sprinter in second quickest in time trials before pocketing a third place finish during heat race action.

Moving directly to the feature event, Madsen would grid the field from the second row for the 18-lap feature event. When the race came to life, Madsen would work into the third spot on the first lap before moving into second on lap number three.

On the seventh lap, Madsen would get around Jon Agan on the front stretch on the seventh lap to grab the lead, and as he raced into turn one he would get over the cushion and a little sideways though would avoid catastrophe and keep the race lead.

Leading the way over Clint Garner and Seth Bergman, Madsen would be al business out front as he raced his way to the victory.

In 410ci action, Madsen would also have good speed as he would get timed in fourth fastest in the session before picking up a fourth place finish in his heat race.

When the race came to life, Madsen would find himself battling with Lynton Jeffrey and Austin McCarl in the opening laps. Running inside the Top-Five for the duration of the race, Madsen would cap a nice night at ‘The Mecca of Mud’ off with a fifth place finish.

“I owe it to my guys,” Ian Madsen said. “Running two cars is always tough, and to do it and have success with both is huge.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Greenland Homes, Team Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Des Moines Area Roofing, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Monarch’s, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-28, Wins-3, Top-5’s- 11, Top 10’s-20

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will be at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night and in Dodge County, WI on Sunday night when the y take on the IRA.

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.

 

 

TK 16th at Knoxville after Mid-Race Spin

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in the delayed Knoxville Raceway season opener, Tim Kaeding would come back from a mid race spin and finish in the 16th spot on Saturday night.

“It wasn’t our best night,” Tim Kaeding said. “We didn’t qualify very well and then I made a mistake a spun out running in the Top-10 before the track took rubber and we ended up finishing 16th.”

With 22 cars in the pit area for the Knoxville Raceway season opening event, Kaeding would time in 15th fastest on the extremely slick ½ mile speedway during time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Kaeding would get the jump over Matt Juhl as he would lead all eight laps to grab the win aboard the Folkens Bros. Trucking/Dammer Trucking/Mihm Trucking backed No. 3 car.

Moving into the feature event, the San Jose, CA driver would line up in the fourth row for the 20-lap feature event. With the speedway still slick and abrasive, Kaeding would run inside the Top-10 during the opening laps of the race. Running in the 10th spot, Kaeding would lose the handle on his machine and come to a stop on the eighth lap and go to the rear of the field.

The Knoxville Raceway would soon start to take rubber, and the San Jose, CA driver would be stuck in the back of the pack as he would bring the Yager Ag Supply/Matt’s Repair/East River Homes entry home with a 16th place finish.

“I have to thank Lunstra Motorsports for everything they continue to do for me,” Kaeding said. “I am lucky to be in the spot I am in, and we will go to work this week and hopefully be better this weekend.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Folkens Bros. Trucking, Dammer Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, East River Homes, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Tim and Lunstra Motorsports will be in action at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

 

 

Jeff Miller Jr. Repeats as KRC Champ Kreitz takes Founders Cup

4/2/2017 - Port Royal speedway

In the 25-lap make-up 2016 RaceSaver Challenge for IMCA 305 sprint cars, Jeff Miller of Huntingdon became the first driver to repeat in the history of the event, dating back to its inception in 2012.

Polesitter Ken Duke Jr. would lead the first 11 laps of the 25-lap Keystone RaceSaver Challenge for 305 sprints before surrendering to Jeff Miller.

Miller started sixth in the main and followed Duke, Zach Newlin and Scott Ellerman for the first nine laps before beginning his march through the top three.

After getting around Ellerman for third with 15 laps to go, he made a sweeping two-car pass of Newlin and Duke to move into the lead with 13 laps to go and then checked out on the field for the victory, worth $1,000.

Following Miller across the line for second, 4.502 seconds behind, was Duke with Ellerman finishing third followed by Newlin and Kyle Ganoe.

Sixth through 10th went to Mark Watkins, Tim Tanner, Dave Brown Jr., Dave Grube and Dylan Shatzer.

Heats went to Ganoe, Tyler Reeser, Miller and Grube with Cale Reigle taking the consolation race.

Fast time was set by Miller with a lap of 17.840 seconds.

Kassidy Kreitz won the eight lap non-qualifiers Founder's Cup race for the IMCA 305 sprints, earning a guaranteed starting spot in the upcoming 2017 RaceSaver Challenge in October. The Founders cup honors the founders of the series and allows teams that did not make the show to run for a full purse with the winner given a guaranteed starting spot if they are and remain exclusive to RaceSaver.

sprints, 25 laps: 1. Jeff Miller, 2. Ken Duke Jr., 3. Scott Ellerman, 4. Zach Newlin, 5. Kyle Ganoe, 6. Mark Watkins, 7. Tim Tanner, 8. Dave Brown Jr., 9. Dave Grube, 10. Dylan Shatzer, 11. Jon Haegele, 12. Rick Steif, 13. Stephanie Dodson, 14. Colby Dice, 15. Mike Schuckers, 16. Darren Miller, 17. Dale Reigle, 18. Austin Bishop, 19. Bradley Mellott, 20. Dave Graver, 21. Tyler Reeser, 22. Jaremi Hanson, 23. Ron Aurand, 24. Scott Lutz

Founders Cup: Kassidy Kreitz, Erin Statler, Neil Petock, Bobby Scherff, Mike Alleman, Joey Kay, Fred Arnold, Drew Ritchey, Mike Kiser, Brendon Poff, Matthew Kline

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Josh Schneiderman – Another Hard-Charger!

(Bill W) April 24, 2017 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team brought home Knoxville Raceway’s Lyle Boyd “Hard-Charger Award” in 2016. No offense, but the West Burlington, Iowa driver would like to put that award behind him, qualify a little better, and start towards the front of the feature. Nonetheless, the season opener at Knoxville last Saturday night went much like last year. Josh would climb from the tail of the field to finish 15th and hopes to improve on that this Saturday night.

Slick conditions greeted drivers and Josh would time in 20th quick. “With the weather and the car count, we expected a different racetrack,” he says. “But it’s the same for everybody. Early in the year, usually it’s a little heavier. The car was nice, but I missed the bottom on the first lap, and didn’t do well the second lap either. That was on me.”

He would start at the tail of arguably the toughest heat of the night. “Our heat was tough, but when you look at the field as a whole, seventy-five or eighty percent of them are capable of winning the feature,” says Josh. “The car was good. I think we were able to pass Joey (Saldana) at one point, and he got back by us. It was just tough starting in the back. We weren’t disappointed. We were right there with Joey and (Brooke) Tatnell. (Terry) McCarl may have been about a half straightaway in front of us at the checkers, so we weren’t disappointed at all.”

Josh would start at the tail of the feature. “The car was really nice,” he says. “It was actually a tough track to pass on. I guess we moved forward more than about anyone. There was a caution about mid-race. We had been running well, and that killed a lot of the momentum we had.”

Nonetheless, he would continue to progress and grab hard-charger honors by finishing 15th.

“With six laps or so to go, it laid rubber,” says Josh. “From there, it was follow the leader. We were able to get through the night, and had a good car. It was everyone’s first night, and we’ll look to get better this weekend.”

Josh is willing to give up his hard-charger status to someone else. “It was encouraging that we were moving forward and the car was good,” he says. “I’m a little sick of that from last year. I just need to qualify a little better. It is nice to be good in the feature. We just need to start towards the front.”

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Brian Brown – Pain and Gain at Knoxville!

(Bill W) April 24, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team started their Knoxville Raceway season on a winning note in last Saturday night’s season opener at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”. It was his second career win at a Knoxville season opener. It’s always a challenge to win at Knoxville, but the Grain Valley, Missouri driver had his work really cut out for him after spending much of last week in the hospital with a blockage/kink in his small intestine. Brian will be back at Knoxville this Saturday night.

It seemed the track conditions surprised a few.

We knew there had been guys testing there and it had been lightning fast. It ended up being slicker than we had thought. To go out there and get second quick was decent for us. We had a decent lap, but maybe not the best we could have, so we were happy. The way that Knoxville does their point system, it’s important to get yourself up there in the top five or six in qualifying and move forward in the heat. Even with a half decent lap, our Garrett engines can pull us through. I’ve said it a hundred times, but Charlie does a phenomenal job with our engines and has worked hard over the winter.

You had a stout heat, but ended up driving from sixth to win it.

When I saw our heat, I knew it was going to be tough. There were tough guys all the way through it…guys that are capable of going anywhere in the country and winning. Honestly, I thought finishing third or fourth would have been good. But when we got out there, the car was so maneuverable…top, bottom, middle…it didn’t matter. We were able to win it, and that was pretty awesome.

What’s been the secret to keeping your car tuned in throughout the night?

We’ve been able to race twelve or fifteen times this year. As the night progresses and the track changes, we’ve been able to make some great adjustments. We did the same on Saturday, and that’s a credit to Chad, Michael and Holden. I think the strength of our team shows in our results.

Luckily, the “0” was drawn, meaning as the high-point driver, you started on the pole of the feature.

That was good. The track was phenomenal. It’s the best opening night track that I remember in a while. To have the top on the fence and a bottom to run as well…you can’t ask for much more. We knew Kerry (Madsen) and the guys behind us would be tough. We had to get out in the lead right away, and we were able to do that. We were able to move around in three and four. We got to traffic, and we felt good there too. There was a yellow, and we were able to continue what we were doing. In the latter part of the race…with five laps to go or so…I found some rubber in one and two. There were patches of it in three and four, but nothing on exit. I got caught in four a couple times and that killed my momentum. Kerry caught us a couple times, but we were able to hold him off.

Physically, it must have been a tough night on you.

It wasn’t fun. Laying around in the hospital for four days…I wasn’t in the best of health and I ran some sloppy laps. I’m obviously weak. When your insides hurt, it’s amazing how much vibrations that you don’t notice otherwise, really stand out. The harmonics of the engine and the track go right through you. When you have some pain, you tend to hold your breath, and that’s why it was wearing me out a little. Again, my hat’s off to the team. I hadn’t been in the shop all week, but I knew when I got there Saturday, that the car would be ready to go. They do such a great job.

I know you’ve heard a lot from our race family this week.

I’d like to thank all the fans, friends and family who have called, texted and given me well wishes about my health. The doctors did a great job last week, and I’m looking to continue to improve my health for this weekend and beyond.

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Brian won the 2010 Knoxville Raceway championship with consistency. Counting features during the Knoxville Nationals, he started 19 A mains, recorded four wins, 12 top fives and 15 top tens. His wins came on May 8, May 29, June 26 and September 4. In the Season Opener, he suffered a DNF, but closed the season strong with a win on Season Championship Night.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,900 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 4th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

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 FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – Wormall Civil

Wormall Contracting commenced operations in 1984, primarily as a specialist underground services installation contractor. A period of sustained growth saw the company transform into Wormall Civil, a main contractor now for over ten years, providing quality civil engineering construction services to both private developers and government clients.

Wormall Civil operates throughout the greater Perth metropolitan area and regional WA, having undertaken a number of major projects along the northern coastal strip between Perth and Geraldton and mining/resource developments in the Pilbara, the Mid and North West.

The company's standard of work and positive outcomes for its valued clients has seen it attain preferred contractor status with leading land developers throughout this region. Wormall Civil is also a Tier 1 civil contractor for the state government land agency LandCorp.

Wormall Civil is a third party accredited company to AS/NZS ISO 9001 Quality Management System, AS/NZS 4801 Safety Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.

This proud WA family-owned and operated company is backed by a strong and stable management team with extensive ground up experience, together with a committed team of qualified civil engineering and project management professionals and dedicated field staff. Visit them online at www.WormallCivil.com.au!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Wolfe Eye Clinic

If you're one of the 140 million Americans who are afflicted with a refractive disorder such as being nearsighted, farsighted or having astigmatism, LASIK surgery may offer the vision you want without the constraints of glasses or contacts. There are a variety of important factors to consider when deciding on a refractive surgeon. Experience and training should be two of the most important considerations. For years, the physicians at Wolfe Eye Clinic have been leaders in LASIK laser vision correction. In fact, our physicians have been leaders in the development of laser vision correction and were the first to bring this technology to Iowa. They have been performing refractive surgery since 1984. With more than 29 years of experience and over 37,000 refractive surgeries performed, no one in Iowa is more qualified to provide LASIK surgery than the physicians at Wolfe Eye Clinic.

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Wormall Civil, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps/ impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, MSD ignition, MC Power, Housby, Searsboro Telephone Company, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Petaluma Speedway hosts Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards round four this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA – April 25, 2017…An action-packed early season of competition continues for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards with the first of two season visits at the Petaluma Speedway this Saturday night April 29.

The evening of racing marks the fourth round of the year with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and puts an exciting close to a busy month of April. Following this Saturday the tour will then have three weekends off, before resuming things on Memorial Day weekend.

The Petaluma Speedway is always a welcomed stop for teams around Northern California. The tacky and hooked-up speedway routinely produces thrilling action, as lapped traffic can create some of the most hectic racing of any venue on tour. Please note that the facility features an earlier start time, with cars on track for wheel packing at 4pm.

Going into Saturday Paradise driver Kyle Hirst sits atop the standings while driving the potent Roth Motorsports No. 83 machine. The three-time King of the West-NARC titlist has earned back-to-back third place finishes and hopes to pop his way into victory lane at the sticky 3/8 mile adobe oval this weekend.

The driver that ranks second in points will certainly pose one of the biggest challenges for the field, with that being Roseville’s Sean Becker. The multi-time Nor-Cal champion has driven to numerous wins at the Petaluma Speedway over the years. After a runner up last week Becker looks to “park” the Menne Motorsports No. 75 on Saturday.

Hollister’s Ryan Bernal and Fremont’s Shane Golobic have put together solid starts to the campaign and are separated by just one point for third in the standings. Bernal captured a Pit Stop USA Winged Sprint Car victory last season at the Petaluma Speedway, while Golobic earned a KWS-NARC win at the track this past August.

Roseville’s Willie Croft is always one of the guys to beat at Petaluma and rounds out the top-five in points going into Saturday. The driver known as “Double Down” has two career KWS-NARC wins at the track and will be one of favorites this weekend. Completing the top-10 in the standings is round one winner Cory Eliason of Kingsburg, Mitchell Faccinto from Hanford, Justin Sanders of Watsonville, Mason Moore from Princeton and Colby Copeland of Roseville.

A stellar field of Winged 360 Sprint Cars are set to do battle on Saturday and will also include reigning Petaluma Speedway champion Bradley Terrell of Sebastopol, past track titlist Herman Klein of Sacramento, last week’s Pit Stop USA Shootout winner Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol, along with Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid and Chase Johnson, Hanford’s DJ Netto, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Placerville’s Andy Gregg, Brentwood’s Colton Slack, Rio Linda’s Cody Lamar, Citrus Height’s Kalib Henry, Hollister’s Tony Gualda and many more.

Adult tickets this Saturday April 29 cost $20, with juniors 6-11 and seniors $16, kids five and under will be free. The pit gate for competitors opens at noon, while the front gate opens at 4pm. The drivers meeting will be held at 3:45pm, with track packing at 4pm. Sean Becker, Geoff Ensign and Bradley Terrell will be signing autographs inside the front gate once it opens.

The Petaluma Speedway is located in the southern part of the wine country at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds just off Highway 101 in Petaluma, California. Fans are recommended to bring a jacket and warm clothes if you have never been to the Petaluma Speedway, as temperatures usually do chill off once the sun goes down. More info on the track can be found at http://www.petaluma-speedway.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, ART Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions, Team Ford of Woodland and Walker Performance Filtration.

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

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

Upcoming events for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards

Saturday April 29: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday May 27: Stockton Dirt Track
Saturday June 17: Antioch Speedway
Saturday June 24: Calistoga Speedway

 

 

Max Stambaugh will join All Stars in Posse Country beginning Friday at Williams Grove Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, OH (April 25, 2017) - Max Stambaugh will continue his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year campaign this Friday through Sunday with a Central Pennsylvania triple-header. Set to compete head-to-head with the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse,” Stambaugh will visit three different facilities during his weekend tour of The Keystone State, each classified as half-mile ovals, with all three awarding $5,000 top prizes.

Stambaugh, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine and Fabricators/Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M, will join the Arctic Cat All Stars at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, April 28; Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal on Saturday, April 29; and the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford on Sunday, April 30. It will be Stambaugh’s first-ever appearance at all three facilities.

“We’re pretty excited to get to Pennsylvania. We know what we are up against, but that doesn’t change our game plan,” Stambaugh explained, a former two-time NRA Sprint Invaders championship runner-up. “The biggest thing for us is not allowing ourselves to get frustrated. We’ll take things one step at a time; one day at a time, and just keep working to get faster.”

Max Stambaugh will enter the weekend currently tied for sixth in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, as well as on top of the Rookie of the Year title chase. “Mad Max” has earned one top-ten finish thus far in 2017.

During recent Arctic Cat All Star competition, “Mad Max” finished 22nd at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 22. The Elida, Ohio, native kicked-off the evening with the 16th fastest time during qualifying time times, but was unable to transfer through his respective heat race. After transferring through the evening’s B-main, Stambaugh was forced to start 22nd on the feature grid, and that is where he stayed. There were 44 cars entered for action.

With no Arctic Cat All Star commitments on Friday, April 21, Stambaugh and the Ray Marshall Motorsports team made the short trip to Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, to compete with the NRA “360” Sprint Invaders. Stambaugh finished sixth during the 25-lap program.

“We struggled some on Saturday at Wayne County Speedway. It was a little disappointing for us, but you have to take the bad with the good and move on,” Max Stambaugh said. “We’ll do whatever we can to get up front this weekend. I’m confident that we have the knowledge and the experience to make that happen. I can’t thank Ray Marshall and the entire team enough for this opportunity. I’m excited to see how the year unfolds.”

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www.maxstambaugh.com. Follow “Mad Max” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook. Those seeking additional information regarding Ray Marshall Motorsports should visit the team live on the Web at www.raymarshallmotorsports.com.

2015 Highlights: Earned “410” victory at Butler Speedway on Saturday, August 8

2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)

2016 Highlights: Has earned two victories thus far in 2016: Waynesfield Raceway Park (OH), I-96 Speedway (MI)

2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)

2017 Highlights: Qualified for all three main events at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL.) with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Opened year with Ray Marshall Motorsports with top-five at Attica Raceway Park on March 24. Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Finished sixth against NRA at Limaland on April 21.

2017 Wins: N/A

Max Stambaugh and Marshall Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine and Fabricators, Fastenal of Kenton, DPI Ink graphics, Hempy Water, Lima Powder Coating, Blue Room, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy

 

 

T.J. Michael welcomes new additions in time for Central Pennsylvania All Star invasion

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (April 25, 2017) - The “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will enter the upcoming weekend with a few new additions to the Michael Motorsports/No. 8M program, welcoming Brady Shull and Josh Reece just in time for the first Central Pennsylvania invasion of the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season.

Michael, who is in the midst of his second, full season with Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Stars, will visit three different facilities over the course of three days during his upcoming travels to The Keystone State, starting with a visit to the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday evening, April 28.

After his trip to the “paperclip,” Michael will visit the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” in Port Royal on Saturday, April 29, followed by a trip to the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford on Sunday, April 30.

Michael is certainly no stranger to competition in Central Pennsylvania, entering nine events with the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016. Recent highlights in “Posse Country” include charging from 19th to finish ninth during the 2016 spring visit of Port Royal Speedway, also charging from 20th to finish 13th at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway last April. Michael’s charge at Port Royal Speedway was enough to earn Hard Charger honors, his first of three during the 2016 season.

“We’re pretty excited to get back to Central Pennsylvania. We have an opportunity to race against some of the best sprint car drivers in the country for three days. The only way we are going to improve is for us to race against the best,” Michael explained, the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year runner-up. “I want to welcome Brady Shull and Josh Reece to our team. I’m sure they’ll be a huge help to our program. We have a lot to prepare for, but they are most definitely up for the challenge.”

T.J. Michael will enter the weekend currently sixth in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, earning a 21st place finish during his most recent Series start on Saturday, April 22, at Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio.

“We have a long season ahead of us,” Michael said regarding his recent performances. “We have plenty of time to get things going in the right direction. The last thing I’m going to do is panic and drive over my head. We’ll be just fine.”

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.

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.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio) 2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition 2017 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Heating & Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company, HRP, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Red Hawk Casino championship point race number two on tap for Placerville Speedway this Saturday April 29 Wingless Spec Sprint Open-Show to pay $1200-to-win

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – April 25, 2017…After getting the Red Hawk Casino championship point season underway last weekend the Placerville Speedway will be right back in action this Saturday April 29 with a four division program on deck.

Classes set to hit the speedway on Saturday night will include Wingless Spec Sprints, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association Dwarf Cars.

The event will be the first open-sanctioned Wingless Spec Sprint race of the season at Placerville Speedway and comes on the heels of a successful C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour event on April 15. That night saw 31-cars in attendance and the expectations are high to see a solid field of wingless warriors this weekend.

The event will pay $1200-to-win and feature a purse that mirrors the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. Following this Saturday another open-sanctioned Wingless Spec Sprint show will take place on Saturday July 22, while the C&H Hunt Wingless Tour returns to the quarter-mile on Friday August 25 and Thursday September 21.

“I definitely hope all the wingless cars will come out and support Saturday’s event,” said wingless spec sprint veteran and numerous time winner Scott Hall. “Placerville Speedway promoters Scott Russell and Kami Arnold are doing a lot for the racing community this year and I know that we are all excited for the open show this weekend.”

After winning the Ltd. Late Model opener last week Ryan McDaniel will look to make it back-to-back on Saturday. McDaniel picked up the win over Matt Micheli, Ray Trimble, Paul Guglielmoni and Tom Tilford. The Pure Stocks are also set for round two this weekend. Dan Jinkersen scooped up the opening night victory over Nick Baldwin, Orville Owens, Jason Palmer and Scott Grunert. Both classes featured exciting competition at the opener, with much of the same expected this Saturday.

For the first time this season the always entertaining Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association is geared up to invade the high-banked red clay bullring. The colorful coupes are always fun to watch at the Placerville Speedway and will be in action for a total of six races at the track this year.

“After finally getting the Red Hawk Casino championship season underway last week we look forward to round two this Saturday,” commented RMI President and Placerville Speedway Promoter Scott Russell. “We had a really solid wingless event with the Hunt Tour a couple weeks ago and think we should have a strong turnout once again for the open show. We’re also excited to have the Dwarf Cars here for the first time in 2017, along with the Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks.”

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus and juniors 12-15 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6 and those under 6 will be free. The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm.

A happy hour will be 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 5pm, qualifying scheduled to begin around 5:30pm and heat races expected to fire-off at 6pm.

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

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

Join over 8500 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2017 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 Placerville Speedway 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 2017 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday April 29: Wingless Spec Sprint Open Show | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars Saturday May 6: Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | BCRA Midget Lites | Mini Trucks Saturday May 13: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series Saturday May 20: “Big Trophy Night” Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars | Ltd. Late Models | Pure Stocks | NCDCA Dwarf Cars

 

 

Cory Turner Marks 2017 Debut With Podium Finish

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – April 25, 2017 – Cory Turner jump-started his 2017 season with a third-place podium finish in his first race of the year during Merrittville Speedway’s Spring Sizzler for the Patriot Sprint Tour on Saturday.

Turner had a strong KT Tobacco No.97 throughout the night against a tough field of Patriot Sprint Tour invaders and local challengers. He raced from fourth to second in his heat race, which qualified him for the top-eight redraw.

“I think the redraw makes or breaks your night,” Turner said. “If you’re not in the redraw, its very difficult. Whatever you pull in the redraw is luck. As long as you’re in it, that’s all you can do.”

Turner pulled the sixth-starting spot for the main event and quickly raced to second to challenge Chris Steele for the lead. A red flag midway through the race eliminated an advantage over third-place runner and eventual winner Jason Barney, forcing Turner to a strong third-place finish.

“The red was a long one and my bleeders bled out a little bit. The car was really tight afterwards,” Turner said. “If there hadn’t been a red, I don’t think (Barney) would have caught me or Steele. He was about a straightaway behind us.”

Overall, Turner was happy with a successful opening race to the season that offers a sturdy building block for the 2017 campaign.

“I was pretty pumped with how we ran,” Turner said. “I didn’t really have any expectations going into the night, but I was pretty pleased we were as fast as we were.”

Turner was also pleased with how the car responded to new changes, a positive sign for a driver who plans to race at a variety of racetracks through the upcoming year.

“We were pretty good in practice the week before,” Turner said. “I thought about it during the week and there were some things in practice that I wanted to try. I tried them in hot laps and it seemed pretty good. We rolled out fast in hot laps, we were good in the heat race and we drove forward in the feature against a really good field of cars.”

Turner and his Hill’s Racing team hope to be in action again this weekend at either Fulton (NY) Speedway on Friday, April 28 with the Empire Super Sprints or Fremont (OH) Speedway on Saturday, April 29 with the N­RA Sprint Invaders. Both entries are weather dependent.

“I’ve been (to Fulton) a couple of times and I really liked it,” Turner said. “I was there one time and it was hammer down. The next time it was slick top to bottom. You never really know what you’re going to get.”

Fremont, however, would be a new track for Turner.

“It looks like a flat Humberstone,” Turner said, comparing it to the Port Colborne, Ont. track. “It’s a real slick track where you have to come down and dump the car (into the corner) and try to drag race off.”

Stay tuned to Cory Turner’s social media, including Facebook and Twitter to follow him this weekend and all season long.

SEASON STATS Cory Turner – 1 Start: 0 Wins, 1 Top-5s, 1 Top-10s

CORY TURNER MEDIA Website: coryturnermotorsports.com Facebook: facebook.com/CoryTurnerMotorsports Twitter: @CTMotorsports_ Youtube: YouTube.com/RacingTeamTurner

MAILING LIST Join the Cory Turner Motorsports mailing list by emailing claytonjohnsmedia@gmail.com with the subject “Cory Turner Motorsports” to be added to the list.

CORY’S CREW Cory Turner is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2017 race season, including KT Tobacco, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Hauser’s Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Northern Performance, Charlie Bee Honey, and ImageFactor.ca

 

 

URSS Kansas Region Opener at RPM Speedway Saturday

The 2017 URSS Kansas Region Championship will kick this Saturday at Rolling Plains Motor Speedway in Hays, Kansas. So far this season Mother Nature has been the only one taking the checkered flag as the first two races of the 2017 Season were washed out. The lightning fast 3/8’s high banks have seen some of the best battles for wins in the twelve year history of the series. Last year Luke Cranston took the first race win en-route to the Kansas Regional Crown. Brian Herbert swept the “Wheatshocker Nationals” and the Rocky Mountain Grill to mark off the race from his bucket list of career accomplishments. The Kansas Region is one of the most contested championships in the series.

The past winners of the Kansas Region read like a Who’s Who of Sprint Car racing, with drivers young and old topping the standings. Smokey Fairbank, Jon Johnson (2), C.J. Johnson, Ty Williams, Ray Seemann, Brian Herbert, Luke Cranston (2), Jake Bubak and Zach Blurton all laying claim the Regional Crown.

This season marks the second year of racing co-sanctioned under the IMCA Racesaver Banner. This season the United Rebel Sprint Series will co-sanction events with both the Sprint Series of Oklahoma and the Sprint Series of Nebraska. This will assure the fans of the series the opportunity to see some of the best racers from a five state region battling it out for points and bragging rights.

On the racing card Saturday night are the URSS/Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars plus the IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts, plus the Crazy Cruisers and the Kansas Antique racers will be trackside. General Admission for adults 13 and up $10, Kids 12 and under FREE GA thanks to First Kansas Bank and Walgreens.

Pit gate will open at 4pm, GA at 5pm. And the green flag Green Flag waves at 7pm.

You can visit the Rolling Plains Motor Speedway website http://www.rpmspeedway.net/ or their Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/rollingplainsmotor.speedway/ for Information, Photos, Point Standings, Race Results and Schedules.

If you can’t make it to the track this weekend you can listen to the racing action live just click the URSS link on www.RacinBoys.com with Kyler Fetters bringing all of the racing action.

For all of your URSS information you can visit www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com 24/7/365 for updated schedule, points, driver bios, race recaps and race previews. It’s all at your fingertips and you can pull it up anytime.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (April 24, 2017) – The 2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP season kicks off this Saturday, April 29, at SOD’s traditional opening show host, Crystal Motor Speedway. The long partnership goes all the way back to SOD’s first season 38 years ago. Crystal owner Ron Flinn has been promoting dirt track races for 40 years now.

2017 promises to be an action-packed, exciting season. Most racers who were part of last year’s SOD “beyond limits” introductory season are returning for 2017. Joining them will be several drivers new to sprint car racing and others from different segments of sprint car racing. SOD’s success in 2016 hasn’t gone unnoticed as sponsor involvement has more than doubled for 2017.

Stevie Irwin and Ryan Ruhl won the two SOD shows at Crystal last year. Unfortunately, Crystal Motor Speedway suffered three of SOD’s five rainouts, but we have asked Mother Nature to be kind to us this season. As a precaution, though, the following Saturday, May 6, has been set as a rain date.

The opener will give racers an opportunity to get a race under their belt before jumping into the first King Engine Bearings King of Michigan race at Hartford Speedway on Friday, May 19. The next day, May 20, the first MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge race takes place at Baer Field Motorsport Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the historic, first-ever dirt show there.

For more information about Crystal Motor Speedway, go to www.crystalmotorspeedway.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CMSpeedway.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. For complete information about all 2017 SOD events, follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Sponsor), MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), and XYZ Machining (Season Sportman & Crew Chief Sponsor). In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Mason Moore Eighth at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking on the King of the West Fujitsu Series on Saturday night in Tulare, CA, Mason Moore would have a good run during the Peter Murphy Classic that saw him come away with an eighth place finish.

“I was really pleased with how we ran on Saturday night,” Moore said. “We don’t get to run there very often, and we had some things we wanted to try out and they seemed to work well for us.”

With 39 cars on hand for the marquee event, Moore would time his Coors Light/Geico Local Office/Econo Lube-n-Tune& Brakes backed entry in fifth fastest during his time trial flight and lined up on the front row of his heat race.

Taking full advantage of the heat race starting spot, Moore would mash his throttle when the green flag dropped and race his way to the win, and punch his ticket into the popular ‘Pole Shuffle’.

Coming up short in his first round of the Pole Shuffle, Moore would be credited with an eighth place finish and would line up in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event.

During the USAC feature event that race in conjunction with the KWS, rubber would go down on the speedway and track officials would opt to try to make the surface racy for the feature event.

Working on the speedway during driver intro’s, the work would end up making the track pretty sticky, which never allowed the track to widen out. Following a caution on lap two, the race would click off 28-laps in rapid fire fashion.

Many assumed the surface would quickly slick up again, and with that not happening it would make it tough on drivers as wheel-stands and tank slappers were the norm with some cars being on the tight side.

Moore would turn in a fine showing in his first KWS appearance of the 2017 season as he finished eighth.

“It was kind of a bummer that the track stayed so good on Saturday night, but they had to do something with the rubber going down so all of us drivers are thankful for that,” Moore said. “Overall it was a great weekend, and I am looking forward to the next one.”

Moore would like to thank Coors Light, Econo Lube and Tune, Geico Local Office, , LRB Race Products, NAAKE Suspension, K&N, Selover Paint and Body, Lucas Oil, ITC Service Group, Saureel, and Moore Insurance Services for their support.

ON TAP: Mason Moore will be back in action in the F&F Racing machine on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-4.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

 

 

Greg DeCaires Third During Placerville Speedway Points Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making a return trip to the Placerville Speedway to open up the track’s weekly point series, Greg DeCaires and Dale Miller Motorsports would tally a third place finish during a hard fought feature event.

“Overall really happy to run up front to open the point season up,” DeCaires said. “We are still working to see what this engine likes, and in two races the surface has been extremely different but we like our direction.”

With 20-cars in the pit area to kick off weekly points action, DeCaires would lay down a great lap in time trials that saw him end up third fastest overall.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, DeCaires would lay down more good laps, as he was able to working forward and finish second aboard the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Thompson’s Auto Center/RedHawk Casino backed machine.

With the heat race finish, DeCaires would move into the nightly redraw where the number one pill would place him on the front row of the 25-lapper alongside Justyn Cox.

When the race came to life, Cox would get the jump, and DeCaires would find himself battling with Steven Tiner for the second spot before the first caution flew on the fourth lap.

The battle for second would intensify as the race moved along, with DeCaires trying to keep Tiner at bay. Late in the race, DeCaires would fall back to the third spot though would stick with Tiner in the race’s closing laps.

Unable to get back by, DeCaires would settle for a third place finish on this night.

“We are still getting adjusted to some changes we made in the off season, and we are confident we will hit our stride in due time,” he added.

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Thompson’s Auto Center, RedHawk Casino, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, King Racing Products, Smith Titanium, Amerikote, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal & Fabrication, Vortex Wings, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 2, Wins- 0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-1

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will again be in action at the Placerville Speedway on May 6th.

 

 

Willie Croft 10th at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Willie Croft looked to be in prime position to battle up front during both night’s of the Peter Murphy Classic, but two frustrating feature events have him looking forward to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

“Both nights we were good leading up to the feature event, but on Friday night I think we sealed up a tire under an early yellow, and Saturday night they re worked the track just before we pushed out, and we ended up being too tight and popping wheelies all night.”

Croft’s weekend got underway in Tulare, CA on Friday night as he timed the Holey Smokes BBQ/Brown and Miller/FK Rod Ends backed No. 29 machine in third fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Croft would get the jump over Steven Tiner, and proceed to pick up the win and advance into the night’s Pole Shuffle.

During the match race, Croft would take on Rico Abreu in the first round and would come up short and be relegated to the 12th starting position for the 35-lap feature event.

Getting into the 10th spot in the race’s first 11 laps, Croft looked to be one to watch from the middle of the pack as he looked to be one of the only ones who could move around.

With the race’s second yellow coming at the halfway point, Croft wouldn’t be quite the same when the race resumed. Struggling to make traction, Croft would slip back and end up finishing in the 16th spot.

Saturday night Croft and team would bolt in their 410ci engine to take on the KWS Fujitsu Racing Series in the Peter Murphy Classic finale.

Timing in second fastest in flight a, Croft would just narrowly miss out on bonus money that was up for grabs during time trials. Lining up in the second row of the night’s second heat, the Roseville, CA driver would make a couple of big moves to pick up the win and make himself eligible for the Pole Shuffle.

Defeating Michael Kofoid in his first match, Croft would then come up just short to Bud Kaeding as he tried to get on the front row but would settle for the third starting spot in the night’s 30-lap Peter Murphy Classic feature event.

With rubber going down on the track during the wingless feature, track crews would rework the surface during driver introductions, and it gave teams something to think about in a short amount of time.

Croft and company thought the work would hold up for a few laps before starting to go slick again, but unfortunately that would not be the case.

With the track staying fast, Croft would simply be too tight in the feature and would pull his front wheels up off the ground regularly through the night.

When the race came to a close, Croft would slide back and finish 10th.

“We were just terrible for the feature event,” Croft said. “He had to rework the track because of the rubber, and I just missed the set up. We were tight, couldn’t rotate, and did wheel stands everywhere. Thanks to Peter Murphy for working so hard to put this weekend on, and thanks to my guys for their help.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: Willie Croft will follow the Sprint Car Challenge Tour to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

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

 

 

Steven Tiner Second at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: One week removed from a frustrating night at Placerville Speedway, Steven Tiner would return to the high banked, red dirt facility where he would earn a second place finish.

“We were pretty good all night long on Saturday night, just quite weren’t good enough to pick up the win,” Tiner said.

Timing his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious backed No. 94 machine in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials, the Visalia, CA driver would go on to pick up the win during heat race action and earn a spot in the nightly redraw.

Pulling the four pill, Tiner would line up in the second row for the feature event behind a front row made up of Justyn Cox and Greg DeCaires. Getting into third when the action came to life, Tiner would begin to pressure Greg DeCaires for the runner-up spot.

The battle would seemingly last all race long, and would intensify in the latter stages of the race. Exchanging the second spot on a few occasions, Tiner would finally get the position for good, as he then set his sights on Cox. Cox would slide over the cushion in front of Tiner and would allow Tiner to make things interesting in the final laps.

Unable to make a pass, Tiner would close his night with a much needed second place finish.

“It has been a rough start to our season, so to come back to Placerville and run second is a nice shot in the arm for us,” Tiner said. “Hopefully we can keep this rolling into Petaluma.”

Friday night Tiner and his STR team were also in action as they took on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. Timing in fourth fastest in qualifying group, the Visalia, CA wheelman would line up on the pole of his heat race and proceed to finish in the second spot and move into the pole shuffle.

Finishing fourth in the shuffle, Tiner would line up in the second row for the 35-lap ‘A’ Main event.

On the extremely slick surface most of the field would chose the bottom of the track when the action picked up, but Tiner stayed true to the highside and looked strong up top in the first 11-laps of the race before the first caution flew.

Sitting in the fourth spot after a couple of early battles with Jason Meyers, things would get interesting when the action picked back up as drivers began getting off the bottom groove and searching around the speedway. As the track continued to slick off, Tiner would slowly lose positions as he slipped back and finished in the 17th spot.

“It’s hard to say you were good on a night you finish 17th, but I wasn’t too made at how we did,” Tiner said. “I felt good up top in the first 11 laps, but I think we sealed a tire up during that first caution and spent the next 25 laps spinning our tire all the way around the track and unable to make grip.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, B&B Racing Engines, ART, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Tiner will again be in action with the 360 Challenge Tour on Saturday night as the series makes it’s first ever start at Petaluma Speedway.

 

 

Justyn Cox Rockets To First Win of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night in Placerville, CA Justyn Cox got out his broom as he clean swept the program at Placerville Speedway to grab his first feature event win of the season.

“It sounds a little repetitive, but we have been really fast this season, and it’s nice to finally have something to show for it,” Cox said. “We figured something out last week at the SCCT show here, and it worked out well for us again.”

With 20-cars checked into the pit area for the track’s regular season opening event, Cox would go out dead last during time trials and end up with the fast time award on this night.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Cox would see a little luck go his way as the front row would be penalized for jumping and he would move up one row. Getting the jump, Cox would be untouchable in the heat as he would lead every lap and make himself eligible for the redraw.

With the two-pill in his hand, Cox would put the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex sprinter on the front row of the 25-lap feature event alongside perennial favorite, Greg DeCaires.

When the race came to life, Cox would get the jump and lead the first few laps before the race’s first caution flew on lap four. Nailing the restart, Cox would again be in cruise control out front until the second and final stoppage came on the 11th circuit.

Again nailing his restart, Cox would look strong out front as he left the field in his wake. With the battle for second heating up, Cox would continue to grow his lead until Steven Tiner got the spot and began giving chase.

One tense moment in the closing laps would see Cox bobble a bit, but he would remain calm, stab the throttle, and race on to his first victory of the season.

“Placerville is a little more special than other tracks because I grew up watching races there in the stands,” Cox added. “It is really special to come back and enjoy a win on the front stretch in front of the rowdy crowd that always packs the place.”

Friday night Cox was also in action as he competed with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

Timing in second fastest in his qualifying group, Cox would find himself in a spirited battle with Ryan Bernal for the third and final transfer spot. On the racy Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, Bernal and Cox would go back and forth for the spot, with Cox finally losing the battle and finding himself in the night’s ‘B’ main.

Getting caught in a bit of a bottleneck when the semi came to life, Cox would fall from the sixth spot outside of the Top-10 as the field finally shuffled out. Feeling a tire going down in the early laps, Cox would think better of the situation and take his Cox Family Racing machine back to the pit area and end his night.

“After how Friday went it was great to get a win on Saturday night and hopefully build some momentum up for our race team,” Cox said. “We are getting better nightly, now its just putting complete night’s together and getting those good finishes.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, EyeLusions, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Cox will follow the SCCT to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

DJ Netto 5th With King of the West Fujitsu Series

PETERSEN MEDIA: Racing close to home over the weekend, DJ Netto would pick up a fifth place finish with the KWS Fujitsu Racing Series on Saturday night during the Peter Murphy Classic in Tulare, CA.

“We struggled a little bit in the 360 race on Friday night, but we really came to life and had a good night on Saturday night with the 410ci engine in,” DJ Netto said. “We hit a little rough patch, and hopefully this run can help get some good momentum going our way.”

Timing the famed Tri-C Machine/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain backed No. 3c sprinter in sixth fastest in qualifying flight one, Netto would then go on and run second in his heat race to secure a spot in the Pole Shuffle.

Beating Bobby McMahan in the first round of the shuffle, Netto would then defeat Tanner Thorson, who was in the DJ Netto 88n on this night, before finally falling to Michael Kofoid to secure the seventh starting spot in the 30-lap feature event.

With fifth starting Rico Abreu falling ill just before the field assembled, Netto would move up a spot and end up taking the green flag in the fifth spot. Following the race’s final caution on the second lap, Netto would spend much of the night battling with Kofoid, Gio Scelzi, and Kyle Hirst as the race in a tight knit pack.

As the track took rubber prior to the feature event rolling off, track prep would throw a wrinkle into some team’s plans and things would be interesting with wheelies being the norm.

Netto stayed focused and was able to stay up front as he would pick up a fifth place finish when the rapid fire race came to an end.

Netto and team were also in action Friday night as they competed with the 360 Challenge Tour.

Timing in third fastest in his qualifying group, the Hanford, CA driver would then find himself on the front row of his heat race. Needing to finish inside the Top-Three to advance to the feature, Netto would find himself in an absolute dog fight with Carson Macedo for the position. The duo would exchange the spot several times in the 10-lap heat, with Netto finally getting the better of the battle.

Lining up 16th in the feature, Netto couldn’t really get going on the slicked off racing surface. Stuck in the middle of the pack much of the night, Netto would end up finishing in the 18th spot.

“Friday night didn’t quite go as we had hoped, but it was good to get out of the weekend with a Top-Five,” Netto added. “Peter Murphy does a great job with this event, and it means a lot to run well at it. Thanks to Clyde and Marion Lamar, my guys, and everyone who supports us.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: DJ Netto and company will travel to Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night before reuniting with the 360 Challenge Tour on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

Kennedy Scores Third Consecutive Win at Park Jefferson Speedway!

By Spieker Promotions

Jefferson, SD (April 24, 2017) – Thomas Kennedy returned to victory lane Saturday night with a clean sweep of the Nebraska 360s/MSTS 360s event at Park Jefferson Speedway. The win marked Kennedy’s third win of the season; all in Nebraska 360 competition.

After taking the lead on lap three of the final heat race, Kennedy endured a late caution to take the win over T.J. Artz, Kevin Flowers.

Kennedy then lined up eighth for the 25-lap Speedway Motors presented by Malvern Bank A-main. It took just two laps for the driver of the Kennedy Floorings/Mach 1 Chassis No. 21K to move into the fourth position.

On the next circuit, second place runner Dusty Ballinger suffered mechanical woes, which forced him pitside. Meanwhile, Kennedy simultaneously drove around the outside of Lee Grosz to pick up two spots and move into second.

Leader Jason Martin had a full straightaway advantage over Kennedy, but the Winnipeg, MB runner quickly caught Martin in lapped traffic. On lap 10, Kennedy took the lead and drove away from the field before building up a half lap lead over second.

Kennedy went on to score his third win in a row and third consecutive $200 Speedway Motors Hard Charger award.

Kennedy currently holds an 82 point lead over Lee Grosz atop the Nebraska 360s point standings.

Up Next:

May 5th: I-80 Speedway – Nebraska 360s

May 6th: Knoxville Raceway – Lucas Oil Championship Cup

Season Stats:

Races – 8

Wins – 3

Top 5’s – 5

Top 10’s – 5

Heat Wins – 3

 

 

Bergman Sets Quick Time and Earns First Career Podium at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 24, 2017) - Seth Bergman produced his career-best performance at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday during the track's 64th annual season opener.

"Everything rained out so we had Knoxville as our back-up plan and we decided to head up there," he said. "I've been getting better there over the years with more track time. For me, I feel like I have no excuses but to perform well there. A big thing is that we're on Triple X chassis and I had a different feel for the track than I've had before. I credit a lot of that to the chassis and to Scott Baylor Racing Engines. He put a big powerplant under the hood and that showed as well."

Bergman opened the night by setting quick time for the first time in his career at the half-mile oval.

"I've always tried to figure out the qualifying deal," he said. "I felt like we've raced well, but haven't qualified well. On Saturday we were quickest in hot laps and I was a little anxious to see where we were going to stack up because I went out late in qualifying so I think setting quick time showed how strong of a car we had."

Bergman then charged from sixth to win a heat race following a last-lap pass.

"I started racing the track and those guys started to come to me," he said. "I got to the leader on the last lap and he was running a different line. The line I was using was a little better. I hit the bottom like I'd been doing and I beat him right at the finish line by just a bit. We had a pretty awesome night going setting quick time and going from sixth to win the heat."

The inversion lined Bergman up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"It was a good race and we ended up third," he said. "Clint (Garner) started next to me and the bottom was a little better on the start and Ian (Madsen) started in the row in front of me. Those guys got the cars I did, but got them quicker. We were pretty equal to each other. I tried moving around on the track and when I was doing that it allowed Jamie (Ball) to get by me late in the race. I ended up getting Jamie back at the end."

Bergman's third-place result was his best-ever finish at the oval and gives him momentum entering an ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints doubleheader this Friday and Saturday at Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Ala. He placed third last year during his debut at the track.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Ala., with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing

Based in Shawnee, Okla., Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing is a business within the oil industry.

"Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing builds anchors for oil wells and they are pretty much at the top of the industry quality-wise," Bergman said. "They take pride in being made in America and in building quality parts."

Bergman would also like to thank Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Young Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Wheatley Wins Heat Race and Vies for Top Five Before Crash at Cottage Grove

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (April 24, 2017) - Austen Wheatley was on pace to record at least a top-10 finish last Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway before a broken part sent him on a wild ride.

Wheatley, who was making his third start of the season for Doug Rutz, qualified seventh quickest at the quarter-mile oval before he won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row.

"I haven't been there in a couple of years and that place has always had my number for whatever reason," Wheatley said. "I didn't feel particularly great all night, but that was more of me than the car. It was a work in progress all night."

He started the 30-lap main event on the inside of the third row.

"I backed up to ninth or so and we started making our way forward a little at a time," he said. "We were running sixth with seven laps remaining when the right front hub broke going into turn one. It dug the right front into the ground and it was like someone picked the car up and flung it."

Wheatley flipped violently before ending with a beat-up race car.

"It ripped the motor out of the car and junked the frame," he said. "I'm pretty sore. Both my knees, my neck and my right wrist are sore. We'll probably take a couple of weeks off to heal and regroup.

"I want to thank Doug for the opportunity again. It certainly didn't end the way we wanted, but everyone is safe and that's the most important thing."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: DNF (5).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redlined Welding & Construction

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

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

Wheatley would also like to thank Downforce Designs, Astro Titanium, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Caps Peter Murphy Classic With Podium Finish for Roth Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (April 24, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi earned a pair of strong results last weekend during the Peter Murphy Classic at Thunderbowl Raceway, where he guided his Roth Motorsports entry to a sixth-place finish on Friday with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and a third-place result on Saturday with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series.

"They were both good nights," he said. "That's an intimidating place. To unload with such a fast car on Friday was a big confidence boost."

Scelzi qualified fifth quickest in his group and ninth overall out of more than 50 drivers to kick off Friday's competition. He quickly maneuvered from fifth place into the lead during a heat race, but the rear end broke with two laps remaining.

That sent Scelzi into the B Main, which he won after starting third to transfer into the 13th starting position in the main event.

"We got rolling in the feature," he said. "The track was really, really slick. I was really surprised it didn't take rubber because it was really slick from the first lap. I got caught midpack running for eighth and ninth. It took too long to get through the field. I thought we had the car speed to run for a win, but it took too long to get up there."

Scelzi climbed into the top five following a late-race restart, but he slid into the wall in turns one and two and another competitor took advantage. Scelzi closed with a sixth-place result. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/7qrCXibYaeQ.

The event concluded on Saturday, when Scelzi made his 410ci winged sprint car debut at Thunderbowl Raceway during only his second career 410 race.

"It was a huge speed change from the night before," he said. "It was kind of a surprise going quick time. I tried to be as smooth as I could. It was nice drawing an early pill because the track slowed down."

Scelzi set quick time out of nearly 40 drivers during qualifying. He then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to make the pole shuffle, where a zero inversion gave him the No. 1 position.

"I chose the bottom line and got the jump over Bud Kaeding," he said. "We led both laps and won so that gave us the pole for the main event.

"The non-wing race before us took rubber and they reworked the track for our A Main. On the initial start I hit some grease and spun my tires and Bud got in front of me. On the next restart I wheelied down the frontstretch and fell back to third. The first 10 or 15 laps I ran around in third. Carson Macedo drove by me and I fell to fourth. I really couldn't get going. On the last corner of the race I drove by Buddy Kofoid for third."

Scelzi capped the event by placing third, which marked his fourth top five of the season. He has scored a top-five result during both career 410 races. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/umxEHfz2rtE.

"It's been a good start to the year with the 410 deal," he said. "I'm learning more. I need to calm down and not force the issue. I was trying to go so hard and it hurt me. I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as the rest of the team for their hard work and the great opportunity."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 21 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: DNF (5); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 6 (13).

April 22 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Pole Shuffle: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (1).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 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 video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com .

"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

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

 

 

2nd annual Midget Round Up at Airport Raceway Only One Month Away for TBJ Promotions

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (April 24, 2017) - There's only one month remaining before TBJ Promotions showcases its lone event this season.

Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., will host the 2nd annual Midget Round Up on May 27-28, when the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series and the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association will face off in a $2,000-to-win main event. Non-wing micro sprints will battle for a $1,000 top prize and the Colorado Lightning Sprints will race each night as well.

"We are offering a great payout for the midgets and micro sprints so that should entice teams from around the Midwest to compete," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "Last year set a strong foundation of great racing and tremendous support from the fans and community. We are looking forward to building on that and making the event even better in 2017."

The event festivities begin on May 26 when Jax Sports Grille in Garden City will host a Friday evening pre-race party.

The action at the track starts on May 27 when the front gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Mid-America Millwright, The Tunnel Car Wash, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Driven Midwest and Maupin's Truck Service for their continued support of the event.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its ninth year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event this year is the 2nd annual Midget Round Up, which is May 27-28 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Starks Scores Second-Place Finish at Cottage Grove Prior to All Star Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (April 24, 2017) - Trey Starks powered to a runner-up result last Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway, where he made his season debut driving for Doug Rutz.

"The Gobrecht Motorsports team had the weekend off and I flew home so I want to thank Doug for giving me an opportunity to race in the Northwest," Starks said. "I was happy with how everything went."

Starks qualified fourth quickest before he placed fourth in a heat race at the quarter-mile oval. That lined him up on the outside of the fifth row in the 30-lap main event.

"We were inside the top five on the first lap I think," he said. "We picked a few more off. We were in second by the seventh or eighth lap. I was by the leader twice and both times the caution came out."

Starks took the lead with a pass in turns three and four with approximately a dozen laps remaining. However, a caution on the ensuing lap negated the pass.

"From about 10 laps to go on we had a caution every three laps until the end," he said. "I knew if we could have got to traffic again we'd have a good shot. Since we kept having cautions my only shot at the lead was on the restarts. I tried to be pretty aggressive, but I couldn't quite get him."

The second-place finish was the second podium of the season for Starks, who will return to the Gobrecht Motorsports team this weekend for an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader. The team will compete on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; and on Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa.

"We're going to hit it pretty hard with some different ideas this weekend and hopefully we'll have some luck on our side," he said. "We have a positive attitude going in and we're going to try as hard as we can to produce some results."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 22 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 2 (10).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; and Sunday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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 - FK Rod Ends

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"FK Rod Ends produces the best product available and are awesome people to work with," Starks said. "We've been with them for a long time and are grateful for their support."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, ServiceMaster Clean, J&J Auto Racing, Textron Off Road, Fibreworks Composites, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Kleffel's, Moose Blocks, Beer Hill Gang, 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 and Security Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Carson Macedo Second with Tarlton Motorsports at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning home for the weekend after kicking his Midwest season off last week, Carson Macedo would have a nice showing in Tulare, CA that saw him run second for the second consecutive race with the King of the West Series as he took runner up honors at the Peter Murphy Classic.

“It’s a huge honor to get on the podium at Pete’s race,” Carson Macedo said. “It was an extremely tough field of cars, but fortunately Paul Baines, Tom Tarlton, and this crew gave me a really good car.”

Timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales No. 21x machine in third fastest during his qualifying flight, Macedo would finish in the second spot of heat race action and move into both the feature event and the Pole Shuffle.

Finishing sixth in the Shuffle, the Lemoore, CA driver would grid the field from the third row for the 30-lap feature event. As the track took rubber at the end of the non wing race, track crews would go to work on the surface during driver intro’s in hopes of providing a racy surface.

With many thinking the track would slick off in a few laps, the surface would hold together and stay extremely fast, making for a wild feature in traffic as some drivers were too tight to maneuver.

Macedo was able to slowly work his way forward following the race’s final caution on the second lap. Getting up into the second spot, Macedo would get held up a bit in lapped traffic as he chased after Bud Kaeding.

Finally eliminating the cars in between himself and the leader, Macedo would quickly begin closing the gap, but would just run out of time as he would be forced to settle with a second place finish.

Macedo and company were also in action on Friday night as they took on the 360 Challenge Tour. Timing in second fastest during his qualifying group, Macedo would grid the field from the third starting spot aboard the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Pabco Gypsum/Bandy and Associates entry.

A torrid battle with DJ Netto would see Macedo finish in the fourth spot and be forced to make a stop in the night’s ‘B’ Main event.

Working his way forward to finish second in the semi, Macedo would advance to the 35-lap feature event where he line dup in the 15th starting position. Working his way into the Top-10 by the time the first caution flew on the 11th lap, Macedo would take advantage of the restart as he would surge his way forward and find himself up in the Top-10 battling with Jason Meyers, Kyle Hirst, and Rico Abreu.

Running in fifth with 10-to-go, the restart would not go Macedo’s way as he would lose several spots and find himself back in the 10th position. Able to grab a spot in the closing laps, Macedo would take the checkered flag with a ninth place finish.

“We had a really good car on Friday night too, but I just messed up on a late restart and it cost us” Macedo said. “I really have to thank the Tarlton family for continuing to put me in such a great spot, as well as the guys who work on this thing for always giving me their best effort.”

Tarlton Racing would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2017 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 11, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 4.

ON TAP: Macedo will return to action with Tarlton Motorsports on May 6th in Chico, CA for the Dave Bradway Memorial.

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

 

 

Scelzi Charges From 20th to Ninth-Place Finish During Peter Murphy Classic

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (April 24, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi captured his first top-10 finish of the season last Saturday during the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series portion of the Peter Murphy Classic at Thunderbowl Raceway.

"We've had fast cars all year long, but have fought to catch some luck," he said. "I want to thank my guys and sponsors for their support and never-give-up attitude. It felt great to have a strong result to end the weekend."

The event began on Friday, when Scelzi drove for Nick McColloch during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour night at the bullring. The team overcame a high pill draw to time in 10th quickest out of more than 50 competitors.

"The first night we went out late and went quick time in our group and 10 th overall," he said. "That was really good. We had a really tough heat race and battled for third early, but we didn't get the finish we wanted."

Scelzi started fourth and competed for one of the three lock-in positions to the main event for most of the heat race before he ended fifth. That relegated him to the B Main, which ended early after a couple of incidents.

"On the first corner I got monster trucked and fell back to ninth or 10 th," he said. "I worked my way back up to seventh and the motor started laying down so we pulled in to save it from further damage."

Scelzi had rebounded from the opening-lap contact to rally into the final transfer position before mechanical woes sent him to the pits early.

He hopped in his Roth Motorsports sponsored, family owned sprint car on Saturday. Scelzi qualified 12th quickest overall and finished sixth in a heat race after facing a throttle problem. That sent him into the B Main, in which he put on a show to transfer into the back of the main event.

"In the first corner of the B Main we got into a transfer spot," he said. "I passed the guy on the bottom for sixth and the guy in front of us spun out. I made a little contact and the right front tire came off the bead. We went back out and restarted 20th."

Scelzi charged from 20th to score a fourth-place result, which earned a transfer into the 20th starting position in the A Main.

"I just ran through the middle the whole time (in the B Main)," he said. "The track was super slick and cleaned off. Everyone was slowing down. I kept my speed up and stayed out of trouble.

"We were pretty positive the track would rubber down very quick in the feature even with the track prep they did. We were wrong. It stayed hooked up and fast. The first couple of laps we were a little snug. I was able to manage it early and get up through the field. Around Lap 15 to 20 we came on strong and found the middle. I could maneuver and worked my way up to ninth. Had it been a 40-lap feature we could have knocked off a couple more spots. It was good to have such a fast race car and be able to move forward."

Scelzi powered from 20th to a ninth-place finish. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/fl8oXoJYsYw.

He is slated to compete in his family car this Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., and drive for McColloch on Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 21 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: DNF (4).

April 22 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 4 (9); Feature: 9 (20).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 4 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., and Saturday at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Trucking

Panella Trucking, which started in 1934 as Ralph Panella Trucking, has grown to become one of the largest specialized agricultural trucking firms in the country and employs several hundred people during its busiest seasons hauling a variety of agricultural products. While the majority of its business is confined to California and Nevada, Panella Trucking also operates in Oregon, Washington and Arizona hauling for such Fortune 500 companies as Unilever (Ragu), Diamond Foods and Gilroy Foods (a division of Con Agra). For more information, visit http://www.PanellaTrucking.com .

"I want to thank everyone at Panella Trucking for all of their support for the race team as well as their great service for all of the tomato farmers," Scelzi said.

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

 

 

Thomas Jr. Wins Thriller at Lincoln Park Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (Apr. 24, 2017) – Kevin Thomas Jr. scores a thrilling win at Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway, as he put the Pace Performance Coatings/ J&D Performance/ DRC No. 44 into victory lane for the first time since 2009.

“I’m happy to get Dan (Pace) back in victory lane again,” said Thomas. “I’m glad to be back there too, especially in a non-wing car. This only like our 6th or 7th race together, so we’re still getting it figured out. We’ve had some really good finishes, several top five’s, so it’s good to get a win this early.”

After starting 12th in the field of 22 cars, Thomas would soar around the competition on the high side, working his way up to 6th on lap 16. After picking off fellow competitors Shane Cockrum and Jarrett Andretti, Thomas would move into 4th; the caution flag would wave.

By the 15th circuit, Thomas was up to the 4th position and tracking down the leaders. Once he passed Brent Beauchamp for the 3rd, a late race caution would find Thomas back in the 4th position with 9 laps remaining.

Thomas set his sights on the leaders and took over the top spot on lap 21, fending off a hard charging Justin Grant and Brady Short. The Cullman, Alabama native would lead the final four laps to take home the trophy.

Thomas is slated to pilot the Pace machine for several races throughout the 2017 season, including the upcoming USAC National Sprint Car event at Eldora Speedway. The “Let’s Race Two” titled show is set for May 12th and 13th.

Kevin Thomas Jr. would like to thank the following sponsors; Hinchman Racing Uniforms, Bell Helmets, Gridsport, Indy Metal Finishing, DRC Chassis, High Side Design, and MPI.

Pace Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors; Pace Performance Coating, DC Dyno, DRC Chassis, Engler Engines, Lucas Oil Products, J&D Performance, Simpson Race Products, IPC, CSI Shocks, Schoenfeld Headers, Michael Lewis Racing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, AllStar Performance, and Hoosier Racing Tires.

 

 

Sides Heading to Indiana for World of Outlaws Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (April 24, 2017) - Jason Sides is fresh following a weekend at home thanks to Mother Nature wreaking havoc on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last weekend.

Sides took advantage of the free time after the Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz was postponed at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., and the Spring Classic was cancelled at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

"It's been nice to be home," he said. "We get to be home next week, too. We got some things done that needed to be done on the truck and other things that you need to do at home that you can't while you're on the road."

Sides will return to action this Friday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the World of Outlaws.

He placed 13th last season during his debut at Plymouth Speedway. Sides has more experience at Tri-State Speedway, where he has raced each of the last 10 years. He has a career-best result of third in 2009 and has posted five top 10s during his last eight races at the quarter-mile oval.

"We've had good runs there and we've had some bad runs there," he said. "It's kind of a crapshoot. You have to qualify well. You need to be up front to be a contender because you probably won't charge from the back."

Sides enters this weekend with a top-10 streak at eight consecutive races, which is his best stretch since recording nine straight in August and September of 2010.

"I think we're headed in the right direction," he said. "We've made some small changes and it's gotten a lot better. I think we have a pretty good handle on it. We just need to keep running in the top three to get that first win of the season."

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

Dancer Logistics, Inc., is a full-service transportation logistics provider specializing in dedicated fleet, brokerage and warehousing. For more information, visit http://www.DancerLogistics.com .

"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

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

 

 

Swanson Scores Waynesfield Season Opener

INDIANAPOLIS (Apr. 24, 2017) – For the third year in a row, Kody Swanson would win the season opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park (Waynesfield, Ohio) in the K&L Racing No.21k. Swanson scored his first win for the K&L Racing team three years prior setting a trend that has yet to be broken.

"Kent and I have been racing together for some time by now, and it has been really fun to race with such good friends," said Swanson. "Jeff and Bart were a big help at the track tonight, and Jon has been great for us pitching in at the shop. I always enjoy racing with these guys and I'm happy to have stood alongside them in Victory Lane tonight. Thanks to all of our sponsors and everyone who works hard to support this team!"

On a cold April evening, 23 non-wing sprint cars filled the pits, including defending Track Champion Luke Hall, several USAC National tour regulars, and other multi-time winners and veterans. Swanson started on the pole of the first heat, but slipped back to the 3rd position early. By the end of 8 laps Swanson had tracked down the second spot but to no avail. He would finish 3rd.

An 8-car invert put Swanson starting outside the front row of the feature event. When the field roared to life, the outside lane filled the top 3 spots, as Swanson took the lead with 4th place starter Luke Hall and 6th place starter Dallas Hewitt in tow. As the top 5 began to pull away, Swanson had over half a straightaway lead when he caught the tail of the field on lap 10. Swanson had the No.21k running around the rim of the 1/4-mile track, while lapped cars continued to battle for position, making it tough to negotiate traffic.

Swanson would soon see an opening to put several lapped cars between himself and second place running Dallas Hewitt. The caution free feature allowed Swanson to lap up to the 9th position and take the checkered flag with a 3.8 second margin of victory.

Swanson returns to asphalt this weekend as the USAC Silver Crown cars return to Phoenix International Raceway for the first time in 8 years. Swanson is set to pilot the DePalma Motorsports No.63 entry.

Kody Swanson would like to thank the following sponsors: Rosewood Machine & Tool, The Bridge Restaurant in Sidney, Lev's Brewhouse, JR Levering Construction, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, PRO Shocks, American Racer Tires, Simpson Race Products, Wilwood Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Weld Wheels, DMI / Bulldog Rears, JE Pistons, AllPro Cylinder Heads, Goodridge, Kalvinator Engines and Maxim Chassis.

 

 

Grant wins 2nd of season as Plymouth Speedway hosts USAC

PLYMOUTH (April 21,2017) – Justin Grant is still atop the United States Auto Club standings after winning at Plymouth Speedway Friday night.

Grant, who came in to Plymouth with just a two-point season lead, left with only one point separating him and Chad Boespflug. The duo wound up 1-2 at the Playground of Power Friday night.

While Boespflug and Chris Windom came into Plymouth in hot competition with each other, Grant sealed himself as someone to watch as well. Windom left Plymouth 58 points behind, in third place, finishing eighth Friday night.

Grant told USAC Media's Richie Murray: “I tried to end our night pretty early on during qualifying,” Grant said with a grin. “I was coming to the green and about spun out. “

He said after turning around, taking a deep breath and giving it another shot, he all but turned over. “I was able to salvage a respectable time on the second lap,” Grant said. “Fortunately for me, a couple guys missed the transfer through the heat races and that put us on the front row.”

Windom and Boespflug started third and fourth, but it was Boespflug who made significant strides to catch the leader by the halfway point. Lapped traffic caused Grant's lead to diminish, yet Boespflug fell third to Tyler Courtney in the last couple of laps.

All 22 starters finished the caution-free race. Grant took the checkers for the second time this season.

Following the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint race, the UMP Mods and Mod Lites took to the track.

Randy Lines won the UMP Mods race, while Bobby Stremme came in second, just .22 seconds behind the leader. Dylan Woodling was third; Derek Losh was fourth and Chad Bauer was fifth. “Flyin' Brian” Ross returned to the Playground of Power to finish 13th.

In the Mod Lites, Will Bennett finished almost three seconds faster than Andy Sherely in second and 9.5 seconds ahead of Jeff Swiford in third. Rounding out the top five were Ross Sanders and Gavin Taylor.

This weekend brings the World of Outlaws, sponsored by Wheeler Mechanical Services LLC, Friday night,April 28. Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps are at 6 p.m., with racing at 7. General admission is$37; children 6-12 are $15 and children 5 and under are free. Pits are $40. Additionally, UMP Mods will award season points.

Regular season racing kicks off Saturday, May 6 with Cabin Fever at 7 p.m. Adults cost $12; children 6-12, $5; 5years and under are free. Pits passes are $30.

For more information, visit Plymouth Speedway on Facebook.

Media contact: Maggie Nixon, plymouthspeedwayPR@gmail.com

 

 

Brock Zearfoss continues consistent ways Will work to outperform All Stars during Central Pennsylvania visit

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (April 24, 2017) - The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss continued his consistent ways during the recent weekend, racking up top-ten finishes yet again at the Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, respectively. The pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Invisible Glass/Walker Performance Filtration/No. 3Z finished seventh and sixth during his routine visits in Central Pennsylvania, highlighting his weekend with a charge from 14th to finish sixth at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace.”

Zearfoss kicked-off his recent weekend with a seventh place performance at Williams Grove Speedway, his second top-ten finish of the season at the world-famous half-mile.

“We had a fast car at Williams Grove on Friday night, but a damaged right rear shock kept us from advancing any further. Take away that problem and I’d say we are a top-five car. ” Zearfoss explained. “The car was fast at Port Royal on Saturday. We could have used a caution at some point to get the field stacked back together, but to climb from 14th to sixth during a non-stop race is still pretty exciting. We have a lot of speed right now and continue to find ways to move forward.”

Brock Zearfoss will continue his 2017 campaign with an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions double in Central Pennsylvania, joining the Tony Stewart-owned organization at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29. The “Jonestown Jet” earned one top-ten finish against “America’s Series” in 2016, finishing seventh during the Night Before The 50 program at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, September 9.

“I’m excited to race against the All Stars this weekend,” Brock Zearfoss said. “They have a competitive group of travelers, and a big following at that, so this will give us an opportunity to see where we stack up against those guys. We’re definitely aiming for one of those big paydays. Hopefully we can put ourselves in a good position right from the start and be in contention to win on both nights.”

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure and “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.

2017 Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship in 2016.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway)

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline.

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

Danny Dietrich will challenge All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove and Bedford

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (April 24, 2017) - With two additional top-ten finishes to his credit, earning a sixth place performance at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 21, followed by an eighth place performance at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday, April 22, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich will now attempt to cash in on his consistency and fend off the invading Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during their first Central Pennsylvania swing of 2017.

Dietrich, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Carlisle Auto Salvage/CATS Used Truck Parts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Bowman Block & Head Repair/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48, will join “America’s Series” for a pair of $5,000-to-win programs at the Williams Grove Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Friday and Sunday, April 28 & 30, respectively. Dietrich earned two victories against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016, as well as a grand total of six top-ten finishes in ten main event starts.

“We always look forward to racing with the All Stars,” Danny Dietrich explained. “It gives us an opportunity to race against some teams that you normally don’t have an opportunity to race against in this area. We had a lot of good results against the All Stars last year, and some this year, also, so obviously the intent is to continue that.”

Between his upcoming Arctic Cat All Star starts, Danny Dietrich will enter competition at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 29. Dietrich, the current track championship point leader at Lincoln Speedway, as well as the current Central PA Sprint Cars presented by Hoseheads point leader, owns two victories in the Pigeon Hills thus far in 2017 and hopes to push that total to three on Saturday night by capturing the 14th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial worth $6,900.

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/

2016 Highlights: Earned two victories during PA Sprint Speedweek (Mitch Smith Memorial and Selinsgrove Speedway Finale), as well as the overall PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Earned $25,000 National Open victory against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway.

Recent Highlights: Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park to launch 2017 season. Earned top-ten finish against World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Earned Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker 30 victory worth $4,000 on Saturday, February 25. Earned Lincoln Speedway victory on Saturday, March 25. Finished ninth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Recorded a Central PA podium sweep at Williams Grove (2nd) and Lincoln Speedway (3rd) on April 14-15.

2015 Wins: 16 2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 2 (Lincoln Speedway x2 including Icebreaker 30)

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, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

 

 

World of Outlaws head to Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5

SEDALIA, Mo. — April 25, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia for the first time since 2012 on Friday, May 5 for the Sedalia Show-Me State Showdown. The series has visited the historic half-mile a total of 23 times, dating back to the Outlaws inaugural 1978 season. There have been 13 drivers who have recorded A-Feature wins with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the track during that span.

Three-time series champion Sammy Swindell picked up the win in 2012 at Sedalia. The Hall of Famer took the lead from Cody Darrah on the 15th lap of the 25-lap contest, en route to his third career win at the track and first since 1985.

Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending series champion, leads all active drivers with a pair of wins at Missouri State Fair Speedway. He was victorious for the first time at Sedalia in 2003 and returned to victory lane at the track in 2008. Schatz has made 18 starts at the half-mile, the most of any active full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series driver and he also has the most top-10 finishes at the venue of current drivers, with 13.

Jason Sides and Paul McMahan also have won World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at the half-mile. The win for McMahan was his first-career triumph with the series, back in 2001. The veteran driver has seven top-10 finishes at Sedalia in 11 starts. Sides was victorious at Sedalia in 2010.

Joey Saldana has been one of the most consistent drivers over the years at Missouri State Fair Speedway, earning 11 top-10 finishes in 12 starts, with three of those being top-five showings, as he chases his first win at the track. Daryn Pittman also has shown great consistency at Sedalia, with eight top-10 finishes in 13 starts. Kraig Kinser has raced 11 times with the Outlaws at the half-mile and has five top-10 finishes.

Shane Stewart and Jason Johnson are each past winners at Missouri State Fair Speedway in 360-sprint car competition with the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS). Johnson won at the track in 2000, while Stewart was victorious in 2003.

David Gravel and Brad Sweet have each made just one start in their career at Missouri State Fair Speedway, while Logan Schuchart, Greg Wilson, Jacob Allen, Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks will each be making their first visit to the track.

The Sedalia Show-Me State Showdown will be a home race for Clyde Knipp, who hails from California, Missouri, which is less than 40 miles from Sedalia.

Some of the “invaders” expected include Brian Brown, who won with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series earlier this season in Arizona. Also expected are Brady Bacon, the defending USAC National Sprint Car Series champion and RJ Johnson, who is originally from Florida and now calls Knoxville, Iowa home.

Tickets for the Sedalia Show-Me State Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia on Friday, May 5, can be purchased online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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Longdale Speedway Partners With City of Fairview for Race FANatics Days Event

Inside Line Promotions - LONGDALE, Okla. (April 24, 2017) - Longdale Speedway is proud to announce a joint venture with the nearby town of Fairview for the Race FANatics Days event on June 17.

Fairview, Okla., which is located approximately 13 miles from Longdale Speedway, will host the unique event featuring live music, a race car show, race car parade and more from 11 a.m. until it gets dark at Main Street and Broadway Street.

"We are extremely pleased to be a part of the Race FANatics Days event, which will hopefully introduce racing and some of the drivers to the community," Longdale Speedway General Manager Greg Burgess said. "There will be a lot of activities for families to enjoy and our goal is to mix the community with racing in an atmosphere different from the race track."

In addition to the music, car show and parade, race teams will be selling merchandise and will be introduced to the crowd. There will be food trucks on hand as well as games for children and bicycle races. Businesses can participate in a window decorating contest as well.

"Come enjoy what Fairview has to offer on Race FANatics Days on June 17 as our many patrons and businesses look forward to hosting fans and drivers of all ages," Fairview City Manager Paul Southwick said. "The City of Fairview is fortunate to have the opportunity to share in the hosting of Race FANatics Days with Longdale Speedway in Downtown Fairview. It's sure to be a great event for fans of all ages."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.LongdaleSpeedway.net

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

LONGDALE SPEEDWAY -

Longdale Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile clay oval located in Longdale, Okla. Longdale features a gravel pit area off of the backstretch with a concrete viewing area. The pits also include concessions and a full parts store, including tires and fuel. A concrete wall perimeter surrounds the track with an electronic scoreboard, television quality lighting, aluminum grandstand seating 2,000 along with a souvenir shop, sno cone hut, concessions and Herb's Smoke Shack featuring ribs and turkey legs. All of these features making Longdale Speedway the premier dirt track in Northwest Oklahoma.

 

 

Tickets on sale for World of Outlaws visit to Granite City Speedway on June 20

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. — April 24, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale as Marthaler Chevrolet of Glenwood presents the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota on Tuesday, June 20. Tickets can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Shane Stewart was victorious at Granite City Speedway last year, taking the lead from Kerry Madsen on lap-11, after starting second. Stewart held off Kasey Kahne Racing’s Brad Sweet in the late going to pick up his first win in the state of Minnesota.

In 2015, Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending series champion won a thrilling race at Granite City Speedway over Shane Stewart and Danny Lasoski, who finished third. Lasoski, the 2001 World of Outlaws champion, led the first 26 laps from the pole, before Stewart got by for the top spot. Stewart led a single lap, and then Schatz charged by to take command for the final three circuits to score the inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win at Granite City Speedway aboard his No. 15 machine for Tony Stewart Racing.

Schatz leads the series this season with six wins through April 15 as he chases his ninth series championship. David Gravel is currently second in points on the strength of four wins and is tied with Schatz for the most top-five and top-10 finishes thus far in 2017.

Battling Schatz, Stewart and Gravel in 2017 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including 2013 series champion Daryn Pittman, his teammate Brad Sweet, who is third in points and has two wins thus far this season, Jason Johnson, who won the Knoxville Nationals last year who has two wins already this year. Joey Saldana is driving for a team co-owned by NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., this year, while longtime fan favorite Jason Sides, veteran drivers Paul McMahan and Kraig Kinser, as well as defending Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner Greg Wilson are all back on the road again this season.

Young drivers Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp are the next generation of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competitors. Schuchart recently picked up a win in California. A pair of drivers are contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this year, led by Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio, along with Brent Marks from Pennsylvania.

Tickets for Marthaler Chevrolet presents the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn., on Tuesday, June 20 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023.

For more information on tickets, visit http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

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Scotty Thiel – Hard Charging Beaver Dam Top 10

4/24/2017

Round two of the 2017 season for the Scott Thiel Motorsports team lead way at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI. After struggling early in the night, Scotty fought his way back up through the field and would capture a solid top ten finish on the night.

29 cars checked into Beaver Dam Raceway Saturday night with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series. Scotty drew a 64 pill which placed him 26th out for the qualifying order. He put down a 12.878 lap time which was 14th quick overall for the night. That led him to start fifth in the ten lap heat race event. The track conditions became very slick and made it difficult on the starts to get any good jump. The field took the green flag and Thiel was stuck on the bottom of the track. He fell back several positions as he was trying to work his way to the top side of the track. After struggling to build any momentum to move up through the field, Scotty would have to settle for a disappointing eighth place finish. That result would place Thiel to start on the outside front row of the B-main event.

The field took the green for the 12 lap B-main event. Scotty charged the top side of the track and would not look back. He led the entire race and would take the win with a seven second lead. That transferred him into the night’s 30 lap A-main event and he would go on to start in the 19th position. The 24 car field set to the track for the final event of the evening. The field was set and took the green flag out of turn four. Scotty worked the bottom groove for a lap and then set his sights on the top side of the track. He began to work the same line he used in the B main and started to pick cars one by one. An early yellow came out on lap six and reset the field. After returning back to green flag action, Thiel continued his charge on the top side of the track. He moved his way inside of the top 15 several laps later and continued to build his momentum. A couple of cautions came out midway through the event which helped Scotty as the field would get bunched back up. This helped on the restarts get a better advantage to make moves for advancing some positions. A late race charge would bring Scotty inside of the top ten and he would come home with a solid 8th place finish after 30 laps of green flag racing!

“The night started off a little shaky for us as we got a late qualifying draw. The track was slick and hard to get a grip on it. Ended up 14th quick. The heat race didn’t go well at all. Spun the tires on the start and fell back to 8th. I tried to pass some cars but the track was just too slick to build any speed to make a slide job work. We won the B and was able to get a feel of the track for the main event. Started 19th in the main and drove up to 8th. I was very happy with that result after starting out kind of bad. I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work to get us back up in the top 10.” Scotty stated after the main.

Next on deck for Scotty and the team is this coming weekend starting off Friday night at Luxemburg Speedway for the Battle by the Bay event presented by SixFour Promotions with the IRA Series. Saturday night is a local event at the Wilmot Raceway and they will round out the weekend on Sunday at the Dodge County Speedway in Beaver Dam, WI with the IRA yet again.

STM would like to thank all of their marketing partners for all of their support in the 2017 season. They encourage everyone to check out these fine businesses and support those who support racing!

Professional Plating Inc:

Conveniently located employer in Brillion, WI; Professional Plating has been in business since 1979 with a facility over 200,000 sq. ft. to meet and exceed your expectations of supplying Class A coatings to all sorts of recreational and production customers. PPi serves customers with needs of power coating, zinc plating and e-coating! You can see their work on the web at www.proplating.com or give them a call at 920-756-2153 to discuss your next project!

Scott Thiel Builders:

Since 1985, Sheboygan, Wisconsin based Scott Thiel Builders has been in the new home building and remodeling industry serving clients all over the central lake shore counties of Wisconsin. Our outstanding reputation speaks for itself through our skilled craftsman who strive for perfection to create a masterpiece you have dreamed about. Attention to detail is used in a variety of ways at Scott Thiel Builders because we not only strive to achieve excellence on each project we work on but to also be attentive to our client and make sure they experience the best possible service through the entire building process and the years to follow. Check out what Scott Thiel Builders can provide for you today at www.scottthielbuilders.com!

Wm W. Meyer & Sons / Meyer Racing:

Today, Meyer & Sons, Inc., is a world leader in the manufacture of dry bulk material processing equipment, pneumatic conveyors, dust collectors, insulation blowing machines and vacuum collection systems. By continuing Bill Meyer's tradition of developing innovative machinery and committing to the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship and customer service, the company he founded in 1933 has continued to grow steadily into its second, third and now fourth generation of family ownership. Meyer Mission Our mission is to exceed your expectations as the preeminent manufacturer of exceptionally high quality, innovative and intelligently engineered equipment. We concentrate on providing you with value-added solutions whether you are looking for system components for air process/bulk material handling systems, or are a residential contractor or professional air duct-cleaning provider. Meyer Vision Our vision is to position Meyer as the foremost manufacturer of system components for air process/bulk material handling systems, insulation removal vacuums/blowing machines for those involved with residential insulation needs, and air duct cleaning equipment for professional residential and commercial cleaning services. Every decision that we make today is based on a long-term growth strategy that includes hiring decisions, training programs, and impeccable customer service. Check out what Meyer can offer you today by checking out wmwmeyer.com!

Complete Water Inc:

Complete Water Inc specializes in Rentals, Iron Filters, Well Inspections, Salt Delivery, Sales, Drinking Systems, Complete Well Systems, Bottled Water, Reverse Osmosis, Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems, Well Systems, Well Pumps & Pressure Tanks, Rheem, MacClean, and American Standard. Contact Complete Water for any of your water needs!

SixFour Promotions:

SixFour Promotions is a motorsports marketing company driven toward promoting motorsport events and helping drivers/teams seek potential marketing partners. From marketing proposals to full event promotions, SixFour Promotions knows what it takes to have complete marketing success. To learn more about what SixFour can offer you, look them up on www.facebook.com/SixFourPromotions

VMS Motorsports:

VMS is a family business established in 2007 and has evolved into one of the leading suppliers of rod ends and radius rods in the racing industry worldwide. From Midgets to Modifieds, Legends to Late Models and everything in between, VMS Motorsports has you covered. Individualized customer service ensures that every one of our customers gets the right piece for their application. VMS Motorsports always keeps a full inventory on hand even through the off-season. This, coupled with our Monday-Saturday shipping, ensures that VMS Motorsports gets you back on track…FAST. If you are in the market for Rod ends, radius rods and many other racing products, check out what VMS Motorsports has to offer by checking them out online at www.vmsmotorsports.com!

Hepfner Racing Products:

For well over a decade, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) has led the industry in innovative designs and manufacturing technology. From a wide range of racing components to a full line up of trailer accessories, HRP offers a large variety of items for virtually every form of motorsports. HRP is also the manufacturer of Streeter Super Stands, the original and genuine home to kart racing's Big Foot and Stacker Stands as well as a very popular lineup of full kart racing pit & trailer accessories and kart stands. We are proud to design, manufacture, package and ship all of our products from our Hartford, WI USA facility. To learn more on what HRP can offer you, check them out on the web at hrpracing.com!

Keizer Wheels/K2W Precision Inc:

We at K2W Precision Inc have dedicated ourselves to producing a wheel of the highest quality. Holding both weight and strength as our engineering focal points, we produce many wheels which are both competitive and affordable. Our Keizer wheel parts are cold spun with U.S. aerospace quality aluminum to meet precise tolerances. Our double spun, cold, drawn parts in combination with our unique and protected heat treat processes give us our perfect part. All wheel components are made from 6061 T6 cold forged Billet and are CNC machined to specs. Our magnesium components are cast by experienced US aircraft casting suppliers, before in house CNC work begins. Lastly, we feel we have the finest service a custom racing shop can offer. All questions are welcome. We invite you to be our satisfied customer. We are the “Keizer” of the racing wheel world.

King Racing Products:

King racing products was founded by Blake & Brock Robertson in Visalia Ca. in 2007. King Racing products is a racer run company as all that are involved have some attachment to motorsports. The constant attention to detail and high quality products are what make King Racing one of the most respected brands in the industry. When the first aluminum chips hit the floor in the spring of 2007 it was the start to a new beginning. King Racing started with 1 CNC machine and a lot of ambition and dreams. The King Racing product line started with 10 items and today it consist of over 300.Over the past 9 years King Racing’s core values consist of quality products, superior customer service, product safety, product strength and making racing affordable. The Robertson’s are dedicated to the motorsports industry and want King Racing Product’s legacy to continue for many years.

QTM Brakes:

Innovations in braking since 1999 has led QTM to be one of the top brake companies in the business. >From open wheel, off road, late model racing and street vehicles, QTM provides a wide range of brakes and accessories for all applications. Their innovated technology allows the brakes to be the best in the business and the stopping power is incredibly noticeable to drivers in all platforms. Check out www.qtmi.com for more information!

Triple X Race Co:

At Triple X Race Components, we don’t just build race parts – we race too. We know how expensive it is to race. That’s why we offer the most common Sprint Car, Midget, and 600 Mini Sprint parts. We keep our costs down by building thousands of each part. We build the parts that get damaged the most. With our discounted pricing, you can afford to race hard and race to win.

Torsion Bar Rate:

Torsion bar testing has been around as long as the bar has. There are many different ways to test bars, but they all have the same goal.... to compare one bar to another and give the results in a numerical value (PSI, FORCE POUNDS, RATE). This is good, but can be hard to understand. We simplify this process. The numbering system we use is standard to the torsion bar industries. During our test sessions, data is collected and stored in our software, which then calculates it to a torsion bar size that everyone can understand. We have found 1025 bars that test between a 1012 and a 1036 bar. Our test services take away the guesswork. We provide you with a TORSION BAR RATE. Check out www.torsionbarrate.com for more info!

Rhey Graphics:

Rhey Graphics will take your next project over-the-top. We can supply you with the creative edge that's become a necessity in today's competitive marketplace. So whether it's a logo design, vehicle graphics, brochure, or full-color banner, we can handle your project from start to an outstanding finished project.

Super Shox:

Since 1997 Super Shox has been dedicated to building high performance shock absorbers with extreme durability at a reasonable price. Each year more racers make the switch to Super Shox and it shows with wins and championships. Super Shox have high quality products that will give you an advantage. Besides building a quality product customer service is at the top of our list to keep you satisfied and winning races. Please give us a call or e-mail to discuss how we can serve your needs. 847. 548.SHOX

 

 

Brent Marks scores victory on home dirt Will make WoO return at Plymouth (IN) Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA (April 24, 2017) - Despite Mother Nature washing away all potential for World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition in Arkansas and Missouri during the recent weekend, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks still managed to find himself at a race track, this time entering unsanctioned, weekly action at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Saturday evening, April 22.

The decision to travel home to Central Pennsylvania proved to be more than beneficial, as it resulted in Marks’ first victory of the 2017 season, charging forward from the outside of row four. The non-stop, 25-lap main event worth $3,200 was completed in less than eight minutes, ultimately setting a new 25-lap track record at the “Speed Palace” of 7:32.949. Including his recent victory, Marks has been victorious at the Juniata County Fairgrounds on six separate occasions during the last three seasons.

“I think this goes to show that our time on the road has been beneficial to our team. We’ve been planning to come home at some point, but for it to work out like this is just awesome. It’s exciting to come back home and race in front of our Pennsylvania fans. Standing on the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage never gets old,” Brent Marks explained. “This makes all of us even more excited to come back home to Central Pennsylvania with the World of Outlaws. Hopefully we can repeat tonight’s performance and really give our fans something to be proud of.”

Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19, will continue his rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, with a Hoosier State doubleheader. The Greatest Show On Dirt will visit the Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, to kick-off the weekend slate on Friday night, April 28, followed by a visit to the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 29.

Brent Marks will enter the weekend 12th in the current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship standings, earning four top-ten finishes on the season including two during his recent visit to the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.

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 also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com, soon to be available on the road in the Shark Racing apparel trailer.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15. Earned unsanctioned Port Royal win on Saturday, April 22.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017 WoO Stats: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway - Unsanctioned) WoO Wins: N/A WoO Top-10s: 4

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including - Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels - VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA

 

 

MSCS TO RACE AT THE LEGENDARY ACTION TRACK IT’S A “SPRING FLING” FOR SPRINT CARS

Haubstadt, IN - April 24, 2017. The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series drivers will return to action after a weekend off by racing at the Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday April 30th. This event, which is once again billed as the “Spring Fling,” will be the only appearance for the series at a half mile track this season. The historic facility which is located at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds will also be hosting the Midwest Old Timers Race Cars as well as presenting a full program of UMP Open Wheel Modifieds. The entire program that evening is designed to appeal to open wheel race fans!

The “Spring Fling” at Terre Haute will pay the MSCS sprint cars $3,000 to win and $300 to start. Those amounts are above the standard pay-off for the series and for the Fling event in the past. The Sunday date along with the added purse money should attract the very best 410 non-wing sprint drivers.

The top five drivers in the current MSCS points standings are led by Jarett Andretti of Indianapolis, IN. He is just two points ahead of three time MSCS Champion Brady Short and Illinois speedster Carson Short. The two drivers have both collected 123 points in the first two races this season. A couple of young hard chargers complete the top five. Max McGhee is fourth and Dakota Jackson ranks fifth.

Four time MSCS Champion Kyle Cummins is sixth in the points. Brandon Morin, Donny Brackett, Tyler Rust, and Brandon Mattox finish out the list for the top ten. Tyler Rust currently leads the MSCS Rookie of the Year points. Eleventh and twelfth positions are held by Brent Beauchamp and Jon Stanbrough. Twenty nine of the 36 MSCS licensed drivers have already been in action this season.

Brady Short won the last “Spring Fling” to be held at the Terre Haute Action Track which was in 2015. The two attempts to hold this event in 2016 were both cancelled because of rainfall. Jerry Coons Jr.(2nd) and Carson Short (3rd) shared the THAT podium with Brady Short in 2015.

Thomas Meseraull and Chris Windom have won the features at the other two MSCS events completed earlier this season. As the series changes locations to race, different drivers join the regulars to compete for the prize money. It is still very early in the 2017 season and several drivers can be expected to make their first appearance with MSCS for the season. The legendary track beckons! Some will take the opportunity to race there an additional time and others have been waiting for that very first opportunity to run at the Action Track!

The pit gate will open at 3 o’clock. The grand stands will open an hour later at 4 o’clock. Hot laps and group qualifying will get underway at about 5:00 P.M. Sunday. The drivers in each heat race group will qualify together. Then officials will then invert the fastest qualifiers to create the heat race lineups. The race will then be on as usual! Drivers will be battling for a high enough finish to transfer to the feature. THAT racing is set to begin at 6:30 P.M. Eastern Time. Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Hosts Season-Opening IMCA Frostbuster This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (April 24, 2017) - The 2017 season will get underway this weekend at Jackson Motorplex, which hosts the IMCA Frostbuster this Friday and Saturday.

The marquee event showcases the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods, IMCA stock cars, Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts each night.

A lot of money is on the line at the half-mile oval, where the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods will race for $700 to win on Friday and $1,500 to win on Saturday. If any driver sweeps the weekend by winning the A Main both nights he or she will receive a $300 Arnold Motor Supply Clean Sweep bonus.

The Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and IMCA stock cars main events pay $400 to win on Friday and $750 to win on Saturday. The Arnold Motor Supply Clean Sweep bonus pays $300 for sweeping the Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods division and $200 for the IMCA stock cars division.

The Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks class will provide Friday's winner with $300 and Saturday's winner with $500. The Arnold Motor Supply Clean Sweep bonus is $200.

Drivers in the IMCA sport compacts class will compete for $75 to win on Friday and $200 to win on Saturday.

The pits are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with the front gates opening at 5 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. each night.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger each night. Pit passes are $30 each night. Jackson Motorplex is offering a Family Pass, which includes two adults and up to three students, for only $33 each night.

For fans unable to attend the event, Speed Shift TV will offer live Pay-Per-View video each night at http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

The rain date for the IMCA Frostbuster is Friday, May 5.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday for the IMCA Frostbuster, which features Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods, IMCA stock cars, Fairmont Awards IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods and IMCA hobby stocks among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Kemenah Finishes Second At Wayne County Speedway

By: Joe Burrage

Orrville, OH. – (April 22, 2017) – Chad Kemenah and the Hunter Racing Team turned in another solid performance on Saturday night at the Wayne County Speedway. Kemenah started the feature in the fourth position and was able stay clear of any trouble and take home a well-deserved second place finish.

“We had a really good car tonight, I have to thank my brother Brian (Kemenah) and everyone that works on this car,” said Kemenah. “The past few times we have raced here we have struggled but tonight was a different story and the car felt great all night long and it definitely feels good to come away with a second place finish.”

Wayne County Speedway has been a track that has provided race fans with plenty of action when the All Star Circuit of Champions invade the high banked 3/8 mile track and Saturday night was no different.

Kemenah started off his racing evening by timing in ninth quick overall around the 3/8 mile track and it set up a great starting position for him in the first Heat Race. Starting in the third position in Heat One Kemenah had some work to do if he want to pick up the win, and he responded in a big way. Kemenah was able to get a great start and take the lead early in the eight lap heat race. After taking the lead Kemenah searched the racing surface trying to learn as much as possible and crew chief Brian Kemenah was also keeping an eye on things. Kemenah would take the win with Ryan Smith finishing in second.

Starting in the fourth position for the 30-Lap A-Main, Kemenah quickly jumped into the third position after lap one and from there he would have his hands full with Caleb Helms, Caleb Armstrong and Sheldon Haudenschild. Running in the third position on the bottom of the speedway Kemenah was gaining on the leaders in a hurry.

Kemenah and Jac Haudenschild put on a show for the fans late in the feature as the two veteran drivers dueled for multiple laps with Haudenschild running the cushion and Kemenah running the bottom. Kemenah would get a great in turns three and four and carry the momentum into turns one and two and the pass was made coming out of turn two. After completing the pass Kemenah then set his sights on the race leader Sheldon Haudenschild.

Sheldon Haudenschild built up a big lead and Kemenah kept working the bottom of the track trying to reel in the 2017 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Contender. In the closing stages of the race Kemenah needed a caution flag to bunch the field up for a chance at over taking Haudenschild. Sheldon Haudenschild would on for the win with Kemenah crossing the finish line in second place.

“Sheldon Haudenschild had a really fast car tonight, and I did everything I could to try and catch him,” said Kemenah. “Wayne County Speedway has been a tough place for us to race and tonight we had this car going and that is an example of how hard this team works. Rob and Rita Hunter give us everything we need to compete and I can’t thank them enough. Running consistent night in and night out is no easy task but you have to do it in order to win races and championships.” The Hunter Racing Team will return to the shop and prepare for the team’s first trip to Central Pennsylvania. On Friday Chad Kemenah and the All Star Circuit of Champions will travel to the Williams Grove Speedway to take on the always tough Pennsylvania Posse. On Saturday night the All Stars will be at the Port Royal Speedway and the final race of the weekend will take place at the Bedford Speedway.

“Racing in Central Pennsylvania is tough and those drivers, teams and fans take their sprint car racing very serious,” says Kemenah. “When I raced with the World of Outlaws we raced at Williams Grove multiple times and it’s tough really tough but I know this team is up for the challenge. Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Speedway will be tough races as well but we are going to approach it like we do every race, one race at a time. I also would like to thank all of our supporters that contribute to this team and I would love to get a win for them next weekend.”

The Hunter Racing Team would like to thank Maxim Chassis, Kistler Racing Engines, Champion Racing Oil, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, JRC Transportation, DKW Transport, JLT, Seneca Energy Corp., Brilex, Pro Shocks, Top Flight Wings, Real Racing Wheels, FSR Radiators, and KSE Racing Products for all of your support.

 

 

All-Day Dirtacular Set for 81 Speedway This Saturday!

Park City, Kansas – April 23, 2017 - With the hopes that Mother Nature has decided she has had enough of dropping liquid precipitation across the Kansas area, 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas is ready to kick off the 2017 race season this coming Saturday afternoon and evening with a full-slate of dirt track auto racing. The all-day “dirtacular” will also see the season-opener for the National Championship Racing Association 360-ci sprint car division.

The tracks regular divisions of modifieds, AAA modifieds, rookie modifieds, mod-lites, thumpers and street stocks will take to the track starting at 2:00 PM with a full-set of heat races. Gates will open at 12:00 PM.

After all the heat races are complete and track prep concluded, all the above-mentioned divisions will take part in their last chance and features with the NCRA sprint car division competing in a full-set of heat races, last chance and feature finale. Race time is slated for a 7:00 PM start time.

81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. For more race information contact the speedway office (316) 755-1781 and get daily updates by accessing their official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway and their new website www.race81speedway.com.

 

 

Weller Runs 8th at Jack Gunn Memorial Race

Josh Weller and the Schearer’s VW & Audi Specialists, Eldreth Construction #63 headed to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night for the annual Jack Gunn Memorial Race. This was the second race on the 2017 Capitol Renegade United Racing Club’s schedule.

After Weller time trialed 5th out of 32 cars, the #63 machine started in the 3rd position in heat race #1. Weller finished in the 4th position just outside a redraw position but still advanced to the 30-lap main event paying $2,500 to win.

Weller then started in the 13th position for the 30 lap Jack Gunn Memorial. With a full field of 26 cars starting the race, Weller knew that he had to be patient in picking off cars and set up his car to make a charge later in the race. Weller steadily advanced throughout the main event and was shown inside the top 10 by lap 13 running in the 8th position. A lap 13 restart cost Weller 3 positions and the #63 fell back to 11th position. Weller continued to make his late race charge and advanced back into the top 10 by lap 14 and eventually up into 8th by lap 25 where he finished. Weller’s quickest lap of the A-Main was on lap 26 showing the as the race progresses, the #63 team is a force to be dealt with.

Weller and the team will have a few weeks off before heading south to Delaware International Speedway on Saturday May 6th. Be sure to stop by the team’s trailer to purchase a T-Shirt, meet Josh and get him to sign your shirt.

 

 

NCRA Sprints Look to Finally Open Season Saturday Night at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – April 23, 2017 - With Mother Nature not willing to cooperate with the season opening “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car division, twice as a matter of fact, the tour will try once again to get their 28th consecutive season underway this coming Saturday night, April 29, at 81 Speedway in Park City.

Don Droud, Jr. will come into the divisions 28th consecutive season as the defending champion and will again be teamed with the Ochs Brothers Racing #1x. Last year Droud picked up a career-best three feature wins in route to a his first ever series championship by 40-points over six-time series champion C.J. Johnson.

Former two-time series champion Jeremy Campbell will look to open the season the same way he ended 2016, in the winner’s circle, as the Wichita, Kansas veteran reeled off three feature victories in a row and a solid third place finish in the final point standings.

For the seventeenth straight season, Jon Freeman will once again be back on the NCRA trail in quest for his first career series championship, as well Kingman, Kansas driver Jeff Stasa. Last year’s rookie of the year Forrest Southerland is also expected to be back with the tour in 2017.

After picking up his first ever Hutchinson Grand Nationals championship last year, Norman, Oklahoma’s Danny Wood will hit the road full-time with the series in search for his first ever series title.

This, as well as all series sprint car events, pays $2000 to win the night’s feature finale – unless otherwise noted.

For more information on the NCRA sprint car series, check out their official website www.racencra.com and their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. Questions pertaining to this and any other series event can be answered by calling the series home office (316) 755-1781.

Gates at 81 Speedway will open at 5:00 PM on Saturday with race time slated for 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission prices are $15 for adults; free general admission for kids ages 12 and under.

81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. For more race information contact the speedway office (316) 755-1781 and get daily updates by accessing their official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway and don’t forget to check out their new website www.race81speedway.com.

 

 

Sprint Car Bandits Lone Star Washout/Wichita Speedway Next for Series!

Park City, Kansas – April 23, 2017 - A late Saturday afternoon rain shower forced officials to postpone the schedule National Championship Racing Association Sprint Car Bandits presented by Blaine’s Motor Supply appearance at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas on Saturday night.

Both track and series officials are working on a rescheduled date for this event.

The NCRA Sprint Car Bandits will try again to get race number three on the 2017 race season under their belts this coming Saturday night, April 29, at Wichita Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas. This will be the first of two scheduled appearances atop the quarter-mile clay oval and will pay $2000 to win with $325 just to start the night’s feature finale.

Wichita Speedway is only charging $15 for adult grandstand admission while seniors/military/police and fire general admission tickets are just $12. Kids ages 6-10 get in for just $10.

The track is located on the western edge of Wichita Falls. From either direction of I-44 in Wichita Falls, take Hwy 287 west out of town about 3 miles until you see the Highway 369 exit. Turn north (right) on Highway 369 and you will see the track about 1 mile ahead on the right.

Drivers expected include Sprint Car Bandits teams such as Justin Melton, Scott Bogucki, Zane Lawrence, Chad Wilson, Claud Estes III, Michael Lang, Dustin Gates, Colby Estes, Michelle Melton, Gary Floyd, DJ Estes, Casey Burkham, Chance McCrary, Tucker Doughty, Junior Jenkins, Cody Stacy, Chase Parson, Brad Welborn, Brad Queen, Dalton Stevens, Bryan Debrick, Steve McMackin, Kyle Jones, Chad Koch, George White, Johnny Miller and Brandon Long. A host of other regional teams can be expected as well.

The Sprint Car Bandits would like to thank their series sponsors, which allows the series to keep costs down for the tracks, racers and fans - yet keep driver purses at excellent levels: Blaine's Motor Supply, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, The Oil Medics, Mow Time in Farmersville, Pro Tech Service Company (THE Car Washing Authority), Griffith Trucking Equipment and Simpson Race Products.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for complete series information and visit www.wichitaracewaypark.net/wichita-speedway for track details.

For more information on the National Championship Racing Association, check out their revamped website www.racencra.com; their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series or give them a call (316) 755-1781.

 

 

Stillwaggon 4th at Gunn Memorial Race

Robbie Stillwaggon brought home a solid 4th place finish on Saturday night at the annual Jack Gunn Memorial Race. Stillwaggon who was fresh off a top 10 finish the night before at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee NY, headed south on Saturday morning and arrived in time to service and prepare the #89 Quality Auto Body sprint car for the nights upcoming action.

Stillwaggon was one of 32 sprint cars to sign into the pits on Saturday night and drew into the 3rd group of qualifying and heat race. Stillwaggon time trialed 11th overall and started on the front for heat race #3. At the drop of the green Stillwaggon shot into the lead over Colby Womer and cruised to another heat race victory.

After heat race #1 victor Adam Carberry drew the “0” invert pill, Stillwaggon started 3rd on the field behind front row starters of Chris Coyle and Adam Carberry. At the drop of the green flag for the 30 lap feature event, Stillwaggon settled into the 4th position and stayed there through the lap 2 restart which say the car of Jason Clauss come to a stop down the backstretch. On the restart, Stillwaggon lost some positions falling back as far as 8th by lap #7. A lap 13 red flag gave crew chief Ryan Stillwaggon and the rest of the team time to tweak the #89 Quality Auto Body machine.

On the lap 13 restart Stillwaggon picked off 2 spots up to 6th place. By lap 16, Stillwaggon was on the move again and up to 5th position. Stillwaggon then battled with early race leader Chris Coyle for multiple laps until picking off Coyle and settling into the 3rd position. If not for a late pass by Curt Michael, Stillwaggon would have earned another podium finish of the 2017 season but had to settle for a 4th place finish.

Stillwaggon will now take the last weekend off in April for a rest before heading to Delaware International Speedway when the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club (winged) returns to action on Saturday May 6th.

 

 

Aikin Brings Home Top 20 at Jack Gunn Memorial Race

Ed Aikin and the Tan Racing Collectibles, Chips Auto Center #7a headed to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night for the Annual Jack Gunn Memorial Race. Aikin was one of 32 Capitol Renegade United Racing Club Sprint Cars to sign into the pit gates for the evenings $2,500 to win event.

Aikin, time trialed 25th overall but new to URC this year, you time trial against your group only so Aikin started 7th in heat race #1. The 8-lap heat race and a dry slick surface resulted in Aikin finishing in the 6th position barely missing a transfer spot. Because of the 6th place finish, Aikin then was sent to the B-Main where he started on the pole for the 8-lap event. Aikin finished in the 2nd position, transferring to the 30 lap A-Main.

For the 30 lap Jack Gunn Memorial event, Aikin started in the 22nd position overall. By lap 4, Aikin was inside the top 20, running in the 19th position. Aikin picked off a few more positions and was up to 16th position before a few late race restarts resulted in an 18th place finish.

Aikin will now have two weeks off to tweak the 7a machine before heading to Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Delaware. This will be the Capitol Renegade United Racing Clubs first visit to the ½ mile facility in 2017. Aikin knows the track well, racing there with URC and the World of Outlaws in the past. Look for the 7a to be upfront.

 

 

Whittall’s Luck Continues at Selinsgrove Speedway

Justin Whittall and the World-Wide Bearings, Pioneer Auto Body #67w team headed to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night for the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club’s annual Jack Gunn Memorial race paying $2,500 to win.

Whittall who was fast all night long, was 4th fastest in hot laps and time trialed in the 10th position out of the 32 cars that were signed into the pit area. Whittall started outside row #1 in heat race #2 and held of a hard charging Jason Shultz to finish in 3rd position automatically qualifying for the 30 lap A-Main event.

After heat race #1 winner Adam Carberry drew the “0” invert pill, Whittall started in the 10th position. Before the cars were even pushed off, a push truck ran over the left rear of the 67w machine flattening the tire. The crew quickly changed left rear tires on the front stretch before everyone pushed off.

At the drop of the green, the 16-year-old hot shoe lost a few positions back to 12th and was climbing back into the top 10 running in the 9th position when he tapped the wall with the rear of the car ripping the bumper off the car and causing damage to the tail tank. The damage ended what was mounting to be a solid run by the young driver.

Whittall will now take some time off for family events before returning to the driver’s seat on Saturday May 13th at the Selinsgrove Speedway.

 

 

Betts’ Season Beginning to Turnaround

Troy Betts and the B&G Auto, B&G Glass #22 headed back to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night for the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club’s annual Jack Gunn Memorial event paying $2,500 to win.

Thus far, Betts’ season has been plagued with bad luck, including a hard crash just a few weeks ago at the Bridgeport Speedway. On Saturday night Betts was looking to change his luck as he was one of 32 United Racing Club sprint cars signed into the pit area for the night’s events.

Betts time trialed 19th which started the #22 machine in the 5th position in heat race #3. With a stacked heat race, Betts raced in the 6th position until lap 4 when he passed the #10 of Joe Kata for 5th. Betts and Kata battled it out for the remaining laps with Betts finishing in the 5th position just one position outside of a qualified spot.

Betts then started the B-Main on the outside of row #1 and quickly jumped to the lead cruising to a B-Main win and qualifying for the 30-lap main event.

Betts started in the 30 lap Jack Gunn Memorial in the 21st position and fell back to 23rd by lap 5. By lap 8 Betts was into the top 20 showing in 19th position and a lap 13 red flag for fuel saw the #22 machine in the 15th position. Betts then slipped to 16th on lap 20 and finished just outside the top 15 with a 16th place finish.

Betts and the team will now have a weekend off before returning to Capitol Renegade United Racing Club action on Saturday night May 6th at Delaware International Speedway. Betts, a native or the First State will be looking to park the #22 in victory lane.

 

 

Michalski Continues to Improve in his 2017 Season

Just a season ago Brett Michalski was a rookie on the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club’s 360 sprint car series. It was a year filled with learning, gathering data and experiencing new race tracks, some in which the young driver had never even seen before.

The 2017 season, Michalski and the #73b JR Michalski Heating and Air Conditioning team have some different goals. Michalski who now has been to almost all the tracks on the tour at least once is now able to use the data collected from the 2016 season and start the night with a baseline from the year before.

On Saturday night, Michalski and the 73b team pulled into the Selinsgrove Speedway for the annual Jack Gunn Memorial Race. Michalski, who was the first car on the track, time trialed 17th out of the 32 cars on hand. Barely missing the invert, Michalski started heat race #1 in the 5th position. Michalski finished the 8-lap event in the 7th position failing to qualify directly into the A-Main event.

Michalski then lined up in the 5th position for the 8 lap B-Main. Only 4 of the 12-car starting field were slated to transfer into the Jack Gunn Memorial event. With a hard dry slick surface, passing was as a premium and Michalski finished in the 6th position. Michalski was forced to use one of his Provisionals for the 2017 season.

Michalski started shot gun on the field for the 30-lap event. With 26 cars starting, disaster can strike and any moment, so Michalski’s first goal was just to stay out of trouble. Michalski was up to 23rd by lap 4 and up again into 22nd just 1 lap later. By the lap 13 red flag, Michalski was into the top 20 showing in the 19th position. Unfortunately, the track and passing went away and Michalski was forced to settle for a 19th place finish.

Michalski will now have a few weeks off before returning to the driver’s seat on Saturday night May 6th at the Delaware International Speedway. This will be the first visit of the 2017 season to the First State for the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club.

 

 

Davie Franek On a Rail at Selinsgrove

Davie “No Panic” Franek and the #28f Franek Auto Sales, Escape RV team was on a rail Saturday night for the annual Jack Gunn Memorial Race. Franek, just the night before was a victim to a rough track surface at Outlaw Speedway eventually flipping during the feature event, had the same car in the pit area and was ready for the night’s action.

Franek who was fast all night long, was 2nd quick in hot laps, and time trailed 4th out of the 32 cars on hand. Franek then started in the 4th position in a stacked heat race #4, and was up to the 2nd position by the end of lap #1 and took the lead from Mallie Shuster by the end of lap #2. Multiple cautions and 1 red flag brought the #27 of 410 regular Greg Hodnett to the back bumper of the 28f machine but Franek got the jump on each of the restarts earning the heat race win.

After the “0” invert pill was pulled from heat #1 winner Adam Carberry, Franek started in the 4th position for the 30-lap feature event. By the end of lap 4, Franek was into the 2nd position and briefly battled with Hodnett swapping 2nd and 3rd positions during laps 7, 8, and 9. On lap 8, Franek briefly took the lead away from Chris Coyle but the caution flag was flown for the 67w of Justin Whittall in turns 3-4 sent the 28f car back to the 2nd position. A lap 8 restart saw Franek and Coyle battle into turns 1-2 and again down the back stretch before Franek launched the 28f machine into the lead entering turn 3.

A lap 13 red flag and fuel stop brought the 27 of Greg Hodnett to the rear bumper of Franek, but Franek was as calm as they come refusing the relinquish the lead and cruising to his 2nd win of the 2017 season and first with the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club.

Franek will now have the weekend off before heading down to Delaware International Speedway on Saturday night May 6th.

 

 

NEWS FROM ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Publisher of Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News since 1985

ATTORNEY MICHAEL K.SPOTTS TELLS READERS OF MOTORSPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING NEWS WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE A WRITTEN SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT

LANGHORNE, PA April 23, 2017 . . . “I have tried to stress time and time again how and why it is important to have a written sponsorship agreement and to communicate effectively with your marketing partners,” said Attorney Michael K. Spotts in the latest edition of Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News. “Many in the industry have gotten away from the term ‘marketing partners’ with an underlying reason oftentimes being due to liability concerns.”

Communicating effectively and having a written sponsorship agreement has gotten a lot more attention lately with the dispute between Stewart Haas Racing and Nature’s Bakery. It is a dispute making its way through the courts.

Spotts does an outstanding job of pointing out the reasons for a well written sponsorship agreement.

That three page article is a must read as is Building Value in your Brand by Kristin Swartzlander, This Is Who We Are by Jay Gonzalez, and Attracting New Fans is a Must by Marcie Barlow. There is a wealth of information and a lot to be learned in those articles plus more that makes up the latest edition of Ernie Saxton’s Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News.

A special offer is now available that includes a one year subscription to the newsletter, published since 1985, and the outstanding sponsorship book written by Alex Striler titled Motorsports Marketing and Sponsorships. The book has earned rave reviews. Purchased separately the cost would be $64.95 plus postage and handling. For a short time the newsletter and book package is available for $39.95 plus $6.95 to cover priority mail postage.

To take advantage of this great offer grab your MC or VISA and telephone Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or mail your check payable to ESC, Inc. in the amount of $46.90 to 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047. That is a savings of $25.00.

Ernie Saxton Communications Inc., offering more than 45 years’ experience, is available as a sponsorship consultant. In addition he is available to prepare sponsorship proposals, contact and cover letters, media releases and more.

Saxton has columns on sponsorship and motorsports in general appearing in several newspapers and trade publications including Area Auto Racing News, National Dragster, Inside Track Motorsports News and Late Model Racer. He welcomes news releases from race teams, tracks, sanctioning organizations and others involved in the motorsports industry at Esaxton144@aol.com.

Check out the ESC website at www.saxtonsponsormarket.com.

 

 

Sprint Series of Oklahoma at Southern Oklahoma Speedway Rained Out!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – April 21, 2017 - Due to inclement and the chance of severe weather, Friday night’s Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car presented by Smiley’s Racing Products event at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore has been cancelled.

The next event for the SSO will be next Friday night, April 28, at Wichita Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas. Pit gates will open at 5:00 PM; Grandstand gates at 6:00 PM and make note of the special start time of 8:00 PM.

To learn more about the Sprint Series of Oklahoma check out their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma.

More information can be obtained by SSO director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202 and for technical inquires call Ernie Messmer (405) 818-9007.

SSO officials would like to welcome Smiley’s Racing Products for becoming presenting partner with the series as they will be giving $1000 cash to the 2017 SSO champion.

The series would also like to thank the following for climbing aboard as contingency partners with the series for 2017: Hoosier Racing Tires, Danny Holloway, Martens Machine Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotech Race Cells, Rod End Supply, Outlaw Wings, Keizer Wheels, Bishops Racing Products and Messmer Racing.

 

 

Bellm Notches Top-Five at Sedalia – ASCS Warrior Action at Moberly Next on Saturday

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (April 21, 2017) – Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team picked up some strong momentum by racing to a solid fifth-place Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour finish atop Sedalia’s ½-mile Missouri State Fairgrounds clay oval last Saturday afternoon.

With inclement weather already nixing this weekend’s Air Capital Shootout at Wichita’s 81 Speedway, Bellm and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team will take on the ASCS Warrior Region at Moberly’s Randolph County Raceway on Saturday night.

Last Saturday’s card at Sedalia started in unusual fashion with Bellm drawing a low number to start on the pole of the day’s first heat race. Bellm took full advantage by picking up the heat race win aboard the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions mount to earn a spot in the redraw.

“We redrew an eight, we could only get one good draw for a night,” Bellm laughed.

Bellm worked his way forward before making a late move to capture a fifth-place finish aboard the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care machine.

“We passed a couple of cars early, then had a late caution and got around (Skylar) Gee for fifth,” Bellm says.

It was a solid run that the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/The Engine Heater was seeking.

“We had a good day, a top-five is what we were needing,” Bellm says.

Bellm will look to continue that momentum Saturday night at Randolph County Raceway.

“We ran second from eighth there last year driving the Smith No. 86 car, so hopefully we can get another good run,” Bellm wraps up.

2017 Quick Stats: 5 races, 1 top-five, 4 feature starts.

Up Next: ASCS Warrior Region at Moberly, Missouri’s Randolph County Raceway on Saturday, April 22.

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.

 

 

NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS presented by Blaine's Motor Supply

IT'S RACE WEEK at "SLIDE JOB CITY," LONESTAR SPEEDWAY, SATURDAY APRIL 22nd 7pm: NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS presented by Blaine's Motor Supply RETURNS to BLISTER the HIGH BANKS with 700HP WINGED SPRINT CAR RACING - Paying $2,250/win, $1,200 for 2nd, and solid payback all the way through 20th ($350)!

PLUS it's a huge night of racing with ADDED PURSES in the LoneStar MODIFIEDS ($1,200/win!!), FACTORY STOCKS ($500/win!!), LIMITED MODIFIEDS ($700/win!!)...and we'll round out the 5-division event with the FWD 4-Cylinders racing for added purse as well.

>>4/29 reminder: TRIPLE $1,300's NEXT SATURDAY - see details below the 4/22 event info!<<

The Pit Area on April 22nd will open by 3pm (*weather pending* teams can arrive much earlier, if desired, but we'll clear out pits just prior to opening), Grandstands open at 5pm, Draw Cutoff 6:15pm, Pit Meeting 6:30pm, then Track Packing/Hot Laps at 6:45pm...racing to follow immediately.

Grandstand admission: Ages 5 and under are free (with adult admission), Ages 6-11 are just $5, and Ages 12-64 are $17. Seniors/Military $15. You can upgrade any grandstand admission ticket to the reserved section (bucket seats) for $5/ticket upon your entrance to the reserved section. All Pit Passes all ages are $35.

NOTE: We are also aware that a weather system is slated to go through the region on Friday night into Saturday morning. We will continue to monitor it and let everyone know on Saturday morning if it affected us. The good news is NOAA is saying that it should be over with before anyone needs to start heading to the track. As long as the timing of the system stays about the same we should know by late morning on Saturday where things are at regarding the racing program - and reminder - this is a dirt track and we have to put thousands and thousands of gallons of water on the track anyway, so it just all depends on how it plays out. We will keep everyone well advised on Saturday morning....and thanks in advance for your patience!

SPRINT CAR BANDITS A-FEATURE PAYBACK $10,300 (25 Laps): $2,250 - 1,200 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 390 - 380 - 370 - 360 - 350 - 350 - 350 - 350 - 350 - 350 - 350 - 350 - 350 - 350 - 350 (20th). All non-starters or non-qualifiers receive $100. Standard SCB rules and procedures are in effect. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series rules - which will be enforced, as always.

ADDED PURSE IN ALL LONESTAR DIVISIONS:

MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $1,200 - $600 - $450 - $350 - $250 (5th) - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $100...to 20th. All Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $50. Transponders go into effect for this division on April 1. If you've yet to order yours, please email ingallssusie28@gmail.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable).

LIMITED MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $700 - $400 - $300 - $220 - $200 (5th) - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60...to 20th. All Limited Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $30. Transponders go into effect for this division on April 1. If you've yet to order yours, please email ingallssusie28@gmail.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable).

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE PAYBACK: $500 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 (5th) - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $80 - $60 - $40...to 20th. All Factory Stock NQ's or Non-Starters $20. Transponders do not go into effect for this division until the first race in June. If you've yet to order yours, please email ingallssusie28@gmail.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable).

FWD 4-Cylinders: $150 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60 - $40 - $20...to 20th.

No outside food/drink allowed through ticket gate. Great food and drinks available at family-affordable pricing. Adult beverages for sale next to main concession stand.

Transponders are required for the Modifieds and Limited Mods. Factory Stocks will start using transponders the first race in June.

CLICK www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for all Track info and www.SprintCarBandits.com for all Series info...and we look forward to seeing you at our next event THIS SATURDAY April 22nd when the Sprint Car Bandits bring their high powered 360C.I. winged sprint cars to LoneStar Speedway for another wild and exciting night of racing!

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>> And then we'll come back the following Saturday with another HUGE event<<

TRIPLE $1,300/win FEATURES "For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving" Night at LoneStar Speedway - SAT. APRIL 29th!

Kilgore, TX (4/10/17) by DarinShort.com. Our next LoneStar Speedway event is Saturday April 22nd when the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits presented by Blaine's Motor Supply assault the high banks with high-powered 360C.I. winged sprint car action. But the following Saturday, April 29th, it's the $18,000+ "For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving" Night at LoneStar Speedway!

$1,300/win and $125/start MODIFIEDS!

$1,300/win and $100/start LIMITED MODIFIEDS! Plus $100 Hard Charger award, courtesy of All Points Systems Wholesale Copier

$1,300/win and $80/start FACTORY STOCKS!

This is one of the biggest points nights of the season at LoneStar Speedway (LSS) with over $18,000 in cash being paid out to race teams, and without any driver Entry Fees!

Trisha and Robert Taylor have stepped up to help raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, and also helping to increase the competitor purse in the LSS points divisions for this special night of racing.

On April 26, 2010 Trisha and Robert Taylor received the call that forever changed their lives, as their daughter Alex had been in an accident and was being taken by air flight to East Texas Medical Center, and would not survive her injuries. The accident was attributed to texting and driving.

Robert is veteran LoneStar Speedway driver, along with his wife Trisha, continue to help raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, at their Facebook page titled For the Love of Alex Stop Texting and Driving.

Click www.facebook.com/ForTheLoveOfAlexStopTextingAndDriving to ‘like’ the page and learn more about their awareness efforts.

If you, or your business, are interested in being a part of this special awareness event, send an email to Racemanrt90@gmail.com and Trisha Taylor will get back in touch with you with more information.

THANK YOU to the following event sponsors for stepping up to help make this event as large as it is: Tyler Weathermakers Inc., Taylor Drywall, Section 8 Racing, Dunn Transmissions, Whataburger/Simpson Racing, Bill Cooper, Jason Chandler Homes, Uncle Sam's Fireworks, Landmark Homes, Jalapeño Tree, DAY Motorsports; and we would also like to thank Jim Hitz of All Points Systems Wholesale Copiers - Marshall, TX (phone 318-465-5075) for adding $500 to the total event purse. Jim races at LSS regularly.

This will be a point’s race for all LoneStar divisions. There are no added competitor entry fees in any division on April 29th. Here is the complete purse structure for all divisions:

MODIFIED FEATURE - 25 LAPS: $1,300-800-600-500-400-350-300-275-250-225-200-175-150-125...to start! $50 to any NQ or Non-Starter. No entry fee. No mufflers required. Complete rules posted at track website. Transponders went into effect for this division on April 1. If you've yet to order yours, please email ingallssusie28@gmail.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable).

LIMITED MODIFIED FEATURE - 20 LAPS: $1,300-700-500-350-250-225-200-180-160-140-120-100...to start! $30 to any NQ or Non-Starter. No entry fee. No mufflers required. Complete rules posted at track website. Transponders went into effect for this division on April 1. If you've yet to order yours, please email ingallssusie28@gmail.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable).

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE - 20 LAPS: $1,300-500-400-300-200-180-160-140-120-100-80...to start! $20 to any NQ or Non-Starter. Transponders NOT required for Factory Stocks until June; but drivers are urged to get them ordered ASAP by emailing ingallssusie28@gmail.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable). No entry fee. No mufflers required. Complete rules posted at track website.

FWD 4-CYLINDERS: $150 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60 - $40 - $20...to 20th.

No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside; a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available.

Adult grandstand general admission (ages 12-64) to this massive event is just $15! Ages 6-11 are $5, while ages 65+ and military will be $12. All pit passes for all ages are $35. All tickets are sold at the ticket window on race day when you arrive.

Action fires off Saturday April 29th at 7PM. The Pit Gate will open by 3pm, while the main grandstand area will open by 5:30pm. The driver's draw cut-off for heat races is 6:15pm, with a driver's meeting set for 6:45pm. Track packing and Hot laps are slated for 7pm & racing to follow immediately.

Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and www.Facebook.com/LoneStarSpeedway for all of the latest news from the speedway.

Reminder, our NEXT LoneStar Speedway event is SAT. APRIL 22, 7pm: $2,250/win and $350/start NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES Presented by BLAINE'S MOTOR SUPPLY! Featuring a 25-lap A-feature. PLUS bumped-up purses in all LSS racing divisions: $1,200/win MODIFIEDS, $700/win LTD MODS, $500/win FACTORY STOCKS; Plus FWD 4-Cylinders. Grandstand GA (ages 12-64) $17, Ages 6-11 $5, All pit passes all ages $35.

Please make plans to join us at LoneStar Speedway the final two Saturday's in April, when we'll host two spectacular events: The NCRA Sprint Car Bandits presented by Blaine's Motor Supply on April 22nd, and "For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting & Driving" night, featuring TRIPLE $1,300 to win feature events on April 29th!

 

 

Spring Sizzle: Team Turner Racing Kicks Off 2017 Season This Weekend

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – April 21, 2017 – After a long off-season, Team Turner Racing is excited to kick off their 2017 racing season with all three TTR Sprint Cars in action at Merrittville Speedway’s Spring Sizzler this Saturday night.

Jamie, Ryan and Cory Turner will all be in attendance on Saturday to challenge for a victory in the season opening race for the Patriot Sprint Tour Canada series. The team had the opportunity to test last weekend at Merrittville and all three drivers are confident entering the first race of the year following their winter work.

“I think we worked extra hard this year,” said Ryan Turner, who will drive the Ace’s Bar & Grill No.91 again in 2017. “We’re a little more prepared than we are normally. We had a couple of issues at practice, but the good thing is we could run practice and get those issues fixed so we could run this weekend’s race.”

All three Turners have an abundance of experience at Merrittville from street stocks and Modifieds to Sportsman and Sprint Cars. Knowing the fast way around the tricky 3/8-mile oval can be a big benefit and should offer an edge to the Turners.

“I have a lot of experience at Merrittville, but in Modifieds,” said Jamie Turner, pilot of the Insta-Panels No.11. “The track hasn’t changed much. I still feel very comfortable there.”

“It’s basically calm and patience,” said Ryan. “You have to know the line. Turn four is a bit different and a lot of people have issues with it.”

A trip to Merrittville means battling the racetrack as much as the competition, but the Turners are comfortable they have the tools to tackle the Thorold, Ont. track.

“Generally this race, or anytime we go to Merrittville, I’m ready for it to get slick,” said Cory Turner, driver of the KT Tobacco No.97. “You try not to tighten the car up too much and make sure you have good forward drive. You want to make smart decisions and try not to overdrive the car.”

“It’s just being really smooth,” echoed Jamie. “The slicker it is, the smoother you have to be. When it gets that slick, it definitely won’t be horsepower. It’s all handling.”

All three Turner team members are focused on getting the most out of their equipment in their season debut. While it won’t change their preparation, they are keenly aware they face some stiff competition from the Patriot Sprint Tour contingent as well as the local field.

“It’s always a little tougher with the Patriot Sprint Tour coming in,” Ryan said. “I think you just kind of know who you’re racing against. You can’t make as many mistakes and you have to be on your game, but I think we still prepare the same way. We’re always trying to do the best we can and have the best car we can every time we hit the track.”

All three Team Turner Racing drivers are looking forward to firing their 700 horsepower engines and regaining their competitive racing spirit. Joining Team Turner Racing and the Patriot Sprint Tour Canada series at Merrittville Speedway’s Spring Sizzler are the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman and TUSA Mod Lites. Race time is 7:00pm on Saturday, April 22. For additional event information, please visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com.

TEAM TURNER MEDIA

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Twitter: @11TeamTurner19

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MAILING LIST

Join the Team Turner Racing mailing list by emailing claytonjohnsmedia@gmail.com with the subject “Turner” to be added to the list.

TEAM TURNER TROOPS

Team Turner Racing is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2017 race season, including KT Tobacco, Aces Bar & Grill, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Champion Brands Canada, Hauser’s Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Beamer Farms, The Powerhouse, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, JLB Mobile Mechanical, GF1 Chassis, Ti22 Performance, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, and Image Factor Media.

 

 

Cory Turner Kicks Off 2017 Season This Saturday at Merrittville

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – April 21, 2017 – After a long winter, race season is finally here for Cory Turner and his No.97 KT Tobacco Sprint Car team who will begin their 2017 season on Saturday, April 22 with the Patriot Sprint Tour at Merrittville Speedway’s Spring Sizzler.

Turner got a night of practice under his belt at Merrittville’s open practice last weekend. After a successful test session, Turner is excited to start a new season at the 3/8-mile track he knows well.

“It’s always good to get back out and turn some laps,” Turner said. “Merrittville’s a place where we’ve run well before. I’ve got a lot of laps there because I used to run street stocks there.”

The first night of competition always brings plenty of excitement and this year is no different. Turner is optimistic about the first night of competition, but knows not to focus too heavily on the result.

“Everybody wants to do well the first night out,” Turner said. “You always want to start off on the right foot. It’s not indicative of your year, but nonetheless you want to run well.”

Merrittville’s Spring Sizzler often attracts some of the top Sprint Car talent across the northeast and produces plenty of exciting action. Turner is ready for whatever the track may throw at him, but believes he has a good handle on Merrittville’s surface to help him finish at the front.

“Generally this race, or anytime we go to Merrittville, I’m ready for it to get slick,” Turner said. “It’s usually slick, it’s usually smooth. You try not to tighten the car up too much and make sure you have good forward drive. You want to make smart decisions and try not to overdrive the car.”

Turner enters this weekend’s race knowing he had a strong car at Merrittville in his last visit there in September before an unfortunate wreck ended his night early. He’ll ride that high into Saturday’s race intending to secure another solid run.

“I’m looking forward to getting back racing again,” Turner said. “I missed the competitive aspect of it. I feel I kind of let one get away last year at Merrittville. We were real quick and I was real happy with the car that night. Usually a lot of our sponsors come out the first night and it’s always good to have a good run.”

Joining Turner and the Patriot Sprint Tour Canada series at Merrittville Speedway’s Spring Sizzler are the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman and TUSA Mod Lites. Race time is 7:00pm. For additional event information, please visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com.

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MAILING LIST

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CORY’s CREW

Cory Turner is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2017 race season, including KT Tobacco, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Hauser’s Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Northern Performance, Charlie Bee Honey, and ImageFactor.ca

About Clayton Johns Media: Clayton Johns Media provides smart motorsports media solutions through affordable public relations services, including professional press releases, social media management and training, and website maintenance. Whether you’re a grassroots team racing at your local track or a professional team travelling with a national tour, Clayton Johns Media can build a package tailored to your needs. Visit us online at claytonjohnsmedia.com, on Twitter, on Facebook or send us an Email for more information.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (April 21, 2017) – Always an innovator and leader, Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will provide its infield and pit officials with LED armbands for 2017 races. Visibility of the officials should be greatly enhanced with the use of the armbands.

The armbands will be in use beginning with the SOD opener at Crystal Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 29, and their effectiveness will be continuously monitored throughout the season. Other than the obvious safety aspect of their use, officials will also be easier to locate in the pit area. The orange LEDs can be set to be continuously on or flashing.

See the armband and follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Sponsor), MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), and XYZ Machining (Season Sportman & Crew Chief Sponsor). In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

McCullagh’s Pleasing Season

The 2016-17 season was an impressive one for Corey McCullagh and it recently concluded with a third-place finish in the overall Easter Sprintcar Trail point standings.

McCullagh wrapped up his third place in the final Easter Trail point standings with a third-place finish on the podium for the third and final round at his home track: Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

With Premier Speedway being McCullagh’s best performance over the three rounds, one of the keys for him was being able to qualify on the inside of the fourth row out of position seven. In the previous two rounds, Borderline Speedway and Avalon Raceway, he had to fight his way from the back (positions 15 and 16) of the feature-race field to come home in ninth and sixth place respectively.

“My Easter Trail run was an awesome way to wrap up what has been a great season,” commented the Vic # 90 Warrnambool RV & Caravan Centre / Owenbuilt Homes supported Maxim driver.

“We did it a bit tough in the opening two rounds with qualifying further down the order for the feature races, but we dug deep and came away with satisfying finishes. The highlight of the weekend was running strongly on home soil and picking up a podium finish.”

This season has been McCullagh’s strongest and apart from the Easter Trail, he ended up third in the final Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point standings, which included a total of two round wins, and they turned out to be the highlights.

“Earlier in the season, we were struggling for form, but we, as a team, continued to work hard and were rewarded with better results as the season progressed,” McCullagh said.

“When I look back on the season, we certainly enjoyed a solid second half of the season and we were rewarded with a couple of wins and strong finishes in the Eureka Series and Easter Trail point scores.

“None of this success this season would have been possible without the support of my hard-working pit crew and all of our team’s wonderful sponsors.”

McCullagh would like to thanks the following 2016-17 sponsors for their valued support:
Warrnambool RV & Caravan Centre
Owenbuilt Homes
Finco Racing
Owentruss
Westvic Sheds and Garages
Warrnambool 24/7 Gym
Coastal Car Rentals
RA Slater Family
Clarkey Enterprises
T&D Wholesales

To find out more about McCullagh and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Corey McCullagh v90.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Mixed Easter Trail for Van Ginneken

Tim Van Ginneken wrapped up his 2016-17 season with a mixed bag of results throughout the three nights of the Easter Sprintcar Trail.

Van Ginneken showed a lot of pace aboard his Harry Droste-owned Vic # 36 Lowes Auto Repairs / South West Conveyancing supported XXX during the three nights but he was unable to convert that into podium results.

Ending up fourth in the final Easter Trail overall point standings, Van Ginneken started out by narrowly missing out on a podium finish in the opening round at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway. The following round at Mount Gambier’s Speedway, he qualified eighth for the feature race and that was where he finished. At his home track of Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway for the third and final round, he once again qualified eighth for the feature race but his run was over before it had begun, due to a power steering pump failure.

The highlight of the weekend was without a doubt the tooth and nail battle with Darren Mollenoyux in the opening round for the Avalon Raceway Track Championship honours. The pair threw everything at one another as they fought over the final spot on the podium, which would see the winner out of the two take out the track championship honours and also win a car courtesy of Essendon Ford, but in the end Mollenoyux was able to narrowly defeat Van Ginneken.

Looking back over the 2016-17 season, Van Ginneken finished second in the final Eureka Garages & Sheds Series point standings and also was able to defend his Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title at the Perth Motorplex driving the Steve Crabbe-owned SJ Crushing Cool car.

“The goal at the beginning of the season was to be consistently competitive, and I’m very satisfied with what I’ve achieved,” commented Van Ginneken, who has just completed his fifth season in Sprintcars.

“Victoria has some great competition and tracks, so being able to race consistently down here has allowed me to improve as a racer and be a front-running contender – not just in my own state but when I travel interstate.

“Running wheel to wheel with Darren (Mollenoyux) for the Avalon Raceway Track Championship on Friday night was a lot of fun. We didn’t give each other much room but at the same time we were respectable towards one another, but in the end he got the better of me.”

The 2017-18 season plans are already underway for Van Ginneken. These plans are to run a similar schedule to the one just gone, which will see a bit interstate racing, such as venturing to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway and the possibility of travelling over to Tasmania to run their World Series rounds. It will also include running with the SJ Crushing team, as they attempt to clinch a hat-trick of wins in the Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title.

Van Ginneken team would like to thank his 2016-17 season sponsors: Lowes Auto Repairs and South West Conveyancing. Special thanks: Brony, Chase, Lexi, Jimmy, Alex, Lindsay, Paul, Troy, Steve, Graham and Liam.

To find out more about Van Ginneken and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching TVG Motorsport v36-v86-w56.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Win Highlights Dobson’s Easter Trail

Despite narrowly missing out on the overall point standings victory in the Easter Sprintcar Trail, Shaun Dobson’s weekend was highlighted by an impressive opening round victory at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway.

In what was his second 2016-17 season feature-race win, Dobson, who had started from position nine, came away with a dominant victory that kicked off his Easter Trail campaign in the best possible fashion.

For the remaining two Easter Trail rounds, Dobson showed good pace, despite qualifying further down the feature-race order than he would’ve hoped, and finished fourth in the second round at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway and then a hard-charging fifth in the third and final round at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

At the conclusion of the Easter Trail, Dobson fell one point short of the overall standings win behind winner Darren Mollenoyux. Despite being obviously disappointed to miss out on the overall win, he was pleased to finish his breakout season on such a strong note.

“I enjoyed a really good run throughout the Easter Trail and we fell just short of the overall win,” said the ACT # 21 Essendon Ford / Quantum Quartz backed Cool driver.

“Looking back, the difference between Darren (Mollenoyux) in the end might have been one point, but I felt that I could’ve qualified a bit better in the feature-race field and that was my downfall in the end.”

For Dobson, the 2016-17 season was his best to date in his eight seasons in 410 Sprintcars. The highlight of the season was without a doubt winning the Scott Darley Challenge at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway. Dobson finished the season with a total of five podium finishers, but another standout from the season was being a consistent front-runner contender throughout the season.

The addition of crew chief Shane Finch at the beginning of this season played a huge part in Dobson taking his career to another level.

“Finchy has done an outstanding job with our team this season, and I can’t thank him enough for all of his efforts throughout the season,” praised Dobson.

“We’ve worked well from the outset and he has really complemented our team. It’s fair to say that without him we wouldn’t have been able to run consistently at the front – that’s how much of difference he has made not only the team but me as a driver.”

With the 2016-17 season now over, Dobson and his team are already excited about the 2017-18 season.

The Dobson Motorsport team would like to thank their 2016-17 season sponsors: Essendon Ford, Quantum Quartz, Road & River Motorcycles, Albert Road Store - Hobart, Joinery Supplies Tasmania, Castrol Oil, Thomo’s Race Graphix, Cool Chassis, and KRE Race Engines.

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.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Hickman Shines On Easter Trail

After an impressive and consistent performance throughout last weekend’s 2017 Easter Sprintcar Trail, youngster Rusty Hickman’s Easter campaign ended on a high, with a pleasing runner-up finish in the third and final round at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

Continuing to improve throughout each of the three consecutive nights of racing, the 17-year-old from Bendigo certainly made his presence known at Premier Speedway, qualifying in pole position for the feature race, by virtue of a win and a fourth-place finish in his heat races.

Losing out to Jack Lee off the start, Hickman fought for a podium position, slipping back to third on lap nine, before once again taking over second place with eight laps to go. Managing to keep his composure amongst immense pressure from his rivals, Hickman was very pleased to greet the chequered flag in second, with the result giving both him and his team a great deal of confidence in what has been their first full season with the class.

“It’s a great feeling to have been able to put it on pole position at Premier Speedway and go on to finish second against the calibre of drivers I was up against,” commented the Vic # 40 Hickman’s Tree Maintenance supported J&J machine pilot, who has gone from strength to strength during a season which has been interrupted by a neck injury.

“Full credit to the team for all of their hard work, in particular dad, who plays a huge part in getting the car ready for me to race. The car felt fantastic and was really consistent all weekend, with everything coming together for us in the final round.

“It was definitely a team effort and we’ll all take a lot of confidence out of this result, which we can hopefully continue to build on next season.”

Commencing with the opening round of the Easter Trail on Good Friday at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, Hickman displayed solid pace from the outset, qualifying fifth for the feature race, where he was running seventh before suffering a DNF, due to contact from another competitor. Backing up his performance the following night in just his second ever visit to Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway, Hickman once again qualified fifth for the feature race; a position he managed to retain, after a fierce battle with some of the country’s top drivers.

Further displaying his constant progression and speed, Hickman was the fastest driver overall in qualifying time trials at both of the Borderline Speedway and Premier Speedway rounds.

For his final 2016-17 season outing, Hickman will return to Avalon Raceway on the Saturday night of April 29, where he will contest the Diggers Cup for 360 Sprintcars.

Hickman is proudly supported in the 2016-17 season by: Hickman’s Tree Maintenance, Beeps Auto Parts - Bendigo, Victory Lane Racegear, Tasco Petroleum, Mobil 1, Choice Graphics, Jackal Fencing, Peerless Products Pty Ltd, and Advanced Engine Dynamics. Special thanks must go to Sandie and Darren (Mum and dad), Amy and Olivia (sisters), and crew member Frog.

To find out more about Hickman and the Hickman Motorsport team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Hickman Motorsport Vic 40.

 

 

Coming to iRacing: Knoxville Raceway

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (April 20, 2017) -- iRacing.com announced today that it plans to add Knoxville Raceway to its catalogue of precisely-modeled race tracks. Known as the "Sprint Car Capital of the World," the 1/2 mile dirt track hosts the famed Knoxville Nationals as well as weekly races throughout the racing season. Widely considered the premier sprint car event of the year, the four-day Knoxville Nationals features a million dollar purse and attracts nearly 100 of the world's top sprint car competitors and more than 21,000 fans to Iowa every August.

"The fact that Knoxville Raceway is coming to iRacing is great news; great for iRacing, great for Knoxville and, most of all, great for iRacers around the world," says Steve Myers, Executive Vice President and Executive Producer for iRacing.com. "Knoxville is synonymous with sprint car racing, and making such a legendary track available to our members is a real feather in our cap."

Although they now compete for NASCAR championships , Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson also enjoy driving iRacing's dirt tracks and are anticipating the addition of Knoxville Raceway, as well.

"It's great that Knoxville is being added to iRacing," said Kahne. "It's one of the best half-mile dirt tracks in the world, with one of the most prestigious events. It's going to be fun to be able to run it on the sim whenever I want."

"It's pretty awesome that Knoxville Raceway is going to be a new track available on the iRacing game," said Larson, two-time feature winner at Knoxville Raceway and the 2012 Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year. "I love racing at Knoxville and being able to practice on the track from my living room at home is pretty sweet!"

Knoxville Raceway is currently being scanned and will be live on iRacing later this year.

Introduced in March of 2017, iRacing's dirt racing feature includes some of America's most famous tracks along with a variety of race cars including winged and non-winged sprint cars and a number of late model classes.

To learn more about iRacing and take advantage of special offers go here: http://www.iracing.com/.

 

 

All Star Series Sprint Car Opener Saturday Night At Antioch Speedway

By Don Martin II

Antioch , CA...Oval Motorsports will present the first race of the 11 race All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car season this Saturday night. Promoter John M. Soares remains committed to building up an injected, Winged 360 Sprint Car class alongside the Wingless Spec Sprint class that he started back in 1999. There are an additional three winged races as the King Of The West/NARC Sprint Cars have dates on June 3rd and August 5th. Antioch also hosted the first Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Series event on April 1st. Cory Eliason won that race as a track record 58 cars competed. The Sprint Car Challenge returns on June 17th.

The 11 race All Star Series will again crown a track champion. The last three champions are Chris Magoon, Shawn Arriaga and Billy Aton. The common denominator in all three seasons is the fact that the champion had to beat 2007 champion Art McCarthy for the prize. McCarthy and Aton battled closely last season, and both were three time feature winners. Aton used his win in the final race to seal the deal, adding that championship to his 2009 Wingless Spec Sprint crown. McCarthy has already made a couple starts this season, and the two time Petaluma Speedway champion is ready to go.

With a growing car count in the 10-14 range, Soares is offering up a $1200 to win first prize. Last year, that led to various different up and coming racers coming to town and leaving with the money. We've seen fourth generation racer Chase Johnson looking impressive in Winged Sprint Cars, but in the first September race of last year, Colby Johnson brought home the winner's prize. Brayden McMahan, Kaleb Montgomery, Riley Matson, Shawn Conde, Koen Shaw, Matt Barber, Seth Nunes and Sprint Car veteran Bobby McMahan all paid visits at various times and were part of the list of ten drivers to win Main Events in the 14 races. Really, you never knew who was going to show up or who would win, but is was usually very entertaining.

McCarthy is ready, and Dan Gonderman will be back to see if he can improve on his third place ranking of last season. Gonderman has been racing at Antioch Speedway since the late 1980's. In addition to being a two time Wingless Spec Sprint champion, Gonderman has won Main Events in Spec Sprints, A Modifieds and Street Stocks. Gonderman is hoping to add a Main Event win in this division to his resume. His father, 1970 Sportsman champion Ken Gonderman, remains an important part of the crew. Third generation racer Shawn Arriaga has said that he plans to run the Sprint Car Challenge Series, but being based in Antioch, we will likely see the 2015 champion in action for some regular shows, possibly including this week.

Having won "Rookie Of The Year" honors as one of the Top 10 drivers last season, Jenna Frazier will be back behind the wheel of the Jimmy Paniagua owned Sprinter this season. Jenna will be doing double duty as she also pilots a Dwarf Car. Last season, she displayed her toughness. After a crash at another track in her Dwarf Car left her with a concussion, Jenna came back and won a Dwarf Car Main Event at Antioch. As she gets more comfortable in a Sprint Car, Jenna will be mixing it up at the front of the pack. Another talented lady who was ranked among the Top 10 last season was Marissa Polizzi.

After finishing fourth in points last season, Burt Foland Jr is among the anticipated drivers for this week along with Ricky Brophy and Tim Burcher. The Sprint Cars are coming to Antioch Speedway this Saturday night, and it should be a good show. It's also a great opportunity for newer racers to get some good seat time and compete for a good purse. For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

Antioch Speedway All Star Series Sprint Car Schedule April 22 May 6 May 13 June 3 King Of The West June 10 June 17 Sprint Car Challenge June 24 July 29 August 5 King Of The West August 19 August 26 September 9 September 16 September 23

2016 Antioch Winged 360 All Star Series Points Antioch Speedway

All Star Series Points Winged 360 Sprints Billy Aton 698 Art McCarthy 683 Dan Gonderman 430 Burt Foland Jr. 390 Shawn Arriaga 283 Matt Barber 220 Marissa Polizi 206 Jenna Frazer 203 Matt DeMartini 202 Rick Brophy 174

Past Champions 1998-Gary Geving 2007-Art McCarthy 2010-Craig Smith 2013-Chris Magoon 2014-Chris Magoon 2015-Shawn Arriaga 2016-Billy Aton

Recent Feature Winners April 1, 2017: Cory Eliason September 31, 2016: Billy Aton September 17, 2016: Colby Johnson September 10, 2016: Matt Barber August 27, 2016; Billy Aton August 20, 2016: Riley Matson August 13, 2016: Art McCarthy August 6, 2016: Seth Nunes July 30, 2016: Art McCarthy July 16, 2016: Brayden McMahan June 25, 2016: Kaleb Montgomery June 18, 2016: Bobby McMahan June 4, 2016: Shawn Conde May 21, 2016: Koen Shaw April 23, 2016: Billy Aton April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy August 29, 2015: Art McCarthy August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga May 16, 2015: Jake Haulot April 25, 2015: Alissa Geving March 7, 2015: Art McCarthy August 2, 2014: Zack Lynskey June 21 2014: Bradley Terrell June 10, 2014: Chris Magoon April 5, 2014: Kurt Nelson

 

 

TheCushion.Com Follows Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions To Wayne County Speedway Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Following a memorable night at Attica Raceway Park with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last Saturday night, TheCushion.Com and T2 Digital are pleased to announce the cameras will again be rolling LIVE when ‘America’s Series’ invades Wayne County Speedway.

“We have enjoyed following the All Stars through Ohio the last two weeks, and are anticipating another great show on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway,” T2 Digital’s Ian Marvuglio commented. “The local Ohio contingent always gives the series a run for their money, and makes for a great show to broadcast LIVE on TheCushion.Com.”

Last Saturday night fans who tuned in witnessed Spencer Bayston capture his first ever winged sprint car race during the feature event at Attica Raceway Park. While Bayston was victorious, Chad Kemenah continues to lead the series standings as he captured another Top-Five finish during the young season.

Saturday night’s ASCoC event will wrap up a pivotal three week tour in the Buckeye state for the series. These races play a huge role in June’s Ohio Speedweek, so all laps at these facility will surely help teams take on the daunting task later this summer.

Drivers expected to be on hand during Saturday night’s program include Kemenah, Armstrong, Caleb Helms, Ryan Smith, Lee Jacobs, Dale Blaney, Danny Smith, TJ Michael, Brent Matus, Brandon Mattus, Ryan Linder, and a host of other top contenders from the Buckeye State.

Saturday night’s LIVE coverage will kick off with hot laps at 6pm local time with qualifying, heat races, and main events to follow.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions stream is available for $22.99 to general TheCushion.com members, while Premium and VIP members can purchase for just $20.50.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts, and Video On Demand coverage. With over 900 videos strong and growing weekly in our On-Demand library, look for Knoxville Raceway LIVE weekly PPV as well as a host of other marquee events in 2017!

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ROUND 2 AT VALLEY FOR WAR SPRINTS

Indianapolis, IN – The POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Cars are set to return to Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Missouri for the second time this season on Saturday April 22.

The third race of the 2017 WAR season will prove to be thrilling with an already fierce point battle taking shape. Currently Korey Weyant leads the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints point standings. Trailing close behind with only a fifteen-point gap is Wyatt Burks. Dylan Kadous, Chris Parkinson, and Slater Helt round out the top five in points.

Clinton Boyles and Weyant each have scored one POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint win so far this season. Weyant’s win over the weekend was his seventh WAR win which ties him for the all-time win list with Casey Shuman and Chris Parkinson. Burks landed on the WAR podium at Valley Speedway and I-35 Speedway. His first WAR win came last year at Bethany State Fair Grounds in Bethany, Missouri, and he continues his hunt for a second WAR victory at Valley Speedway this Saturday.

Pit Gates: 4 PM Pill Draw: 4:30 PM Drivers Meeting: 6 PM Hot Laps: 6:30 PM

Reminder to all WAR competitors: Tethers are mandatory in 2017 at WAR events. They are highly recommended at WAR East events and will be mandatory in 2018 for both WAR & WAR East. The POWRi WAR trailer will have a limited amount of various sizes available throughout the season for sale or rent. Teams are welcome to contact League Director, Casey Shuman, to request sizes in advance.

2017 POWRi WAR Online Registration is still open at POWRi.com. Drivers have until May 1 to register.

For further information, Like/Follow POWRi WAR Sprints on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. www.Facebook.com/WARSprints www.Twitter.com/WARSprints www.Instagram.com/WARSprints

 

 

USAC sprints in Plymouth Friday

PLYMOUTH (April 19, 2017) – Friday night, the Playground of Power Plymouth Speedway will host the United States Auto Club sprints for the very first time, and some big names will be taking to the track.

“We're excited,” said USAC director Levi Jones. “Friday's weather looks good and we're looking forward to bringing our premier sprint cars to a great track.”

Justin Grant,of Ione, Calif., won the opening AMSOIL Sprint National race in Ocala, Fla. He will bring his talent to the Playground of Power, along with two-time winner Chris Windom, of Canton, Ill., who finished first at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. just last weekend.

A great duel is brewing between Windom and Hanford, Calif.'s Chad Boespflug, who battled each other in the final laps at both races last weekend at Bloomington Speedway and Tri-State, both taking a win over the other. The rivalry is a continuation of an October 2016 race at Terre Haute when the duo swapped the lead 26 times in 30 laps. The intensity of this rivalry is sure to continue this Friday in Plymouth, as Boespflug trails Grant by two points in the season standings, while Windom is close behind in third.

Also coming to the Playground of Power are fourth and fifth place drivers in the standings, Chase Stockton and Jarett Andretti. Additionally, top 20 drivers Hunter Shuereberg (Sikeston, Mo.), Josh Hodges (Tijeras, N.M.),Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis), C.J.Leary (Greenfield, Ind.), KyleCummins (Princeton, Ind.), Max McGhee (Camby, Ind.), Landon Simon (Tipp City, Ohio), Dave Darland (Lincoln, Ind.), Carson Short (Marion, Ill.), ShaneCottle (Kokomo), Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, Ala.), Isaac Chapple (Willow Branch, Ind.), Jeff Bland, Jr. (Springville, Ind.), Aaron Farney (Brookston, Ind.) and Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) are on the schedule to race Friday.

“It's an honor to have one of the greatest sanctioning bodies in the country with USAC coming to Plymouth for the first time,” said Plymouth Speedway owner Ed Kennedy. “It should be a fantastic show. It's just like Christmas, it comes once a year!”

On tap Friday, April 21, racing begins at 7 p.m.,with USAC sprints, UMP mods and mod lites. The UMP mod race will award season points. Price is: $25 for adults; $10 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and under, and $35 for a pit pass.

Coming up Friday, April 28 are the World of Outlaws and mods – Craftsman sprint cars (UMP mod race will award season points) and Cabin Fever kicking off the Saturday night season is May 6.

For more information or a complete race schedule, see www.plymouthspeedway.net and keep up with updates by liking Plymouth Speedway on Facebook.

 

 

Kevin Swindell's First Career Win as Car Owner Highlights Weekend for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (April 20, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions client Kevin Swindell earned his first career triumph as a sprint car team owner last Saturday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where Spencer Bayston piloted the car to the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win.

Other Team ILP competitors with at least one top-five finish last weekend include:

Johnny Herrera placed second with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on Saturday.

Giovanni Scelzi captured a runner-up result out of more than 60 competitors on Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

Jason Sides posted a third-place finish a week ago Thursday with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas.

Danny Lasoski recorded a third-place result on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, during the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws.

Derek Hagar garnered two fourth-place finishes last weekend at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., during the King of the Wings doubleheader with the ASCS Gulf South Region and ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints.

Ray Allen Kulhanek netted a fifth-place result on Thursday during 305ci winged sprint car competition at Gator Motorplex.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Derek Hagar - 2 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1); Caleb Helms - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24 and Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25); Tommy Bryant - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25); Kerry Madsen - 1 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15); and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Line-Promotions/151474394906077

 

 

Take 2! Knoxville Raceway Season Opener Set for TheCushion.Com Airwaves Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though Mother Nature was not quite ready to drop the green flag last Saturday night in Knoxville, IA, the forecast looks much more favorable this weekend as action resumed to ‘The Mecca of Mud’ and TheCushion.Com will once again have LIVE flag-to-flag coverage.

“We have a special relationship with Knoxville Raceway, and we are both eager and excited for the 2017 season to get started,” T2 Media’s Ian Marvuglio said. “We pride ourselves on bringing fans around the world the best action LIVE, and there is nothing quite as exciting as weekly racing at Knoxville Raceway. After last weekend’s rain out, we are as ready as everyone to get the season kicked off.”

Saturday night’s 64th Annual Lucas Oil Cup season opening event will feature a full card of racing action that will include the 410’s, 360’s, and the rapidly growing 305ci sprint cars, and TheCushion.com will again have LIVE flag-to-flag coverage for those unable to make it to the speedway.

The Knoxville 410 division is again shaping up to be on the stoutest in the country as drivers expected to be on hand include reigning track champ, Danny Lasoski, Brian Brown, Ian Madsen, Tim Kaeding, Lynton Jeffrey, Kerry Madsen, RJ Johnson, Terry McCarl, and a cast of many other top drivers.

With rain in other parts of the country forecasted for Saturday night, there are also sure to be some surprise visitors on this night.

The 360 division is also expected to be tough on a weekly with basis with drivers such as Clint Garner, Jamie Ball, Matt Moro, Sawyer Phillips, and former 305 standouts Devin Kline and McKenna Haase joining the fray.

The action on Saturday night is set to go green with hot laps at 615pm CST, with qualifying and racing action soon to follow.

Saturday night’s LIVE PPV broadcast is available for purchase for our standard TheCushion.Com members for $18.50 while our Premium and VIP members can purchase the stream for just $15.50.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts, and Video On Demand coverage. With over 900 videos strong and growing weekly in our On-Demand library, look for Knoxville Raceway LIVE weekly PPV as well as a host of other marquee events in 2017!

STAY CONNECTED: Be sure to visit www.thecushion.com to sign up for your membership package, and catch up on all of the latest action. Be sure to connect on Twitter by following @WatchTheCushion, and giving us a like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/watchthecushion.

 

 

MyRacePass Develops Pro Platinum Package for Shayle Bade

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (April 20, 2017) - MyRacePass has created a new MRP Pro Platinum driver package for sprint car driver Shayle Bade.

The website - http://www.ShayleBadeRacing03.com - has pages showcasing her schedule and results, news, biography, photos, videos, merchandise and more.

Bade, who hails from Lincoln, Neb., drives a 305ci winged sprint car primarily in her home state of Nebraska. She finished seventh in the championship standings at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., and 11th in the Sprint Series of Nebraska standings after battling some tough luck last season. Bade also won the best finishing female Slick Chick Award and the sprint car Crowd Favorite Award.

This year will be the first time that Bade will race both a 305 and 360ci winged sprint car. She will compete for the track championship at Eagle Raceway as well as for national points with the Sprint Series of Nebraska. The team plans to tackle eight-to-10 360 shows when possible.

UTILIZE THE POWER OF THE MYRACEPASS NETWORK -

MyRacePass (MRP), originally Driver Websites, contains much of the racing content people are looking for. Tens of thousands of drivers, more than a thousand race tracks and race series, and more than a million race fans are included in the MyRacePass network. There are communication tools, management tools and promotional tools available for anyone to use. Bottom line - they make promotion and management much easier!

WHY DO YOU NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MYRACEPASS -

There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our PRO website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

For more information about MyRacePass, be sure to check them out online at http://www.myracepass.com. For instant updates on products/promotions and contests, be sure to follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/myracepass and on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/myracepass .

 

 

Jarrett Soares Set For Tulare after Tough Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA- Battling with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night in Placerville, CA, Jarrett Soares would have a tough go and is quickly looking to put the night behind him.

“It was just a tough night all around that started with a mechanical issue in time trials,” Soares said. “We were able to get a lap at the end but it would ultimately make for a pretty long night.”

Timing his American Tool & Mfg./C&H Veteran Enterprises/Performance Powder Coating backed No. 12 machine in seventh fastest in his qualifying group, the Discovery Bay, CA driver would line up in the fourth row for his 10-lap heat race.

Laying down some nice laps in his heat race, Soares would work his way up as high as the fifth spot as he got to battling with Andy Gregg, Willie Croft, and Michael Ing. Slipping back to finish seventh, Soares would be forced into one of the twin ‘C’ main events on this night.

In the ‘C’, Soares would get collected in an early tangle and the damage to his drag link, and muffler would ultimately bring his night to a very early end.

“We just were not at our best on Saturday night, and it made for a quick night,” Soares added. “We will put it behind us, and get back to work with the KWS on Saturday night in Tulare, CA.”

Jarrett and his Soares Motorsports team would like to thank American Tool & Mfg., C&H Veteran Enterprises, Performance Powder Coating, Addicted Industries Clothing, A.R.T., Bailey Brothers Racing Engines, Dickens Cider, and Brad Scadden Designs for their support.

ON TAP: Soares will now travel to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA to take part in the Peter Murphy Classic with the King of the West Series on Saturday night.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-1

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING VENTURES TO A PAIR OF STATES IN TWO DAYS TWICE AS NICE:

After returning to their home shop in Mooresville, N.C. for the week, Larson Marks Racing heads back out on the road for two races this weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Driver Shane Stewart and team will be at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Friday night, followed up by Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on Saturday.

FIRST TIMERS: Friday's Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz will be the Larson Marks Racing team's first trip to Riverside International Speedway. It will also be the World of Outlaws' first visit back to the high-banked quarter-mile since 2009.

STEWART AT RIVERSIDE: Despite being a new track for LMR, Stewart has some experience at the bullring. He has raced at the track once with the World of Outlaws and earned at 12th-place finish. The Bixby, Okla., native has also competed with the American Sprint Car Series National Tour, earning his best result in 2010 with a third-place finish at the Rock 'N Roll 50.

PEVELY RETURN: In the last five visits to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, the LMR team has never finished outside of the top-10. In 2015, Stewart advanced 10 spots in the Spring Classic to earn a seventh-place finish. Later that year, he swept the Prelude to the Ironman and the Ironman 55. Last year after the Spring Classic was cancelled as a result of rain, LMR returned in August to finish sixth in the Prelude to the Ironman and claimed a podium finish in the Ironman 55.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Series driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Larson will be doing double-duty at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., competing in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NMECS races this weekend.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Bob Curtis of Warrensburg, Mo., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Dennis Christ of Fredericksburg, Penn.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday night's race at Federated Auto Parts Raceway, Larson Marks Racing will be back in action on Friday, April 28 at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

STATS: RACES: 19 FAST TIME: 2 WINS: 0 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 3 TOP-10 FINISHES: 12

 

 

Oswego Speedway to Adapt New Timed Warmup System in 2017

OSWEGO, NY (April 20, 2017) - The 2017 season is nearly upon us and with that comes a bit of a change of course for Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS divisions. For the first time, officials will adapt a new timed warmup system on regular race nights for both of the track’s weekly divisions.

These ‘timed warmups’ will now set heat lineups each week for Supermodified and SBS competitors as well as play a big role in the outcome of the Road to the Championship point standings at the end of the season.

The process, although new, is quite simple.

At the conclusion of regular hot laps each week, the SBS and Supermodified drivers will then again take to the track for their timed warmup sessions.

Timed warmup sessions will be 15-minutes in length and in ‘open pit’ format. 5-6 cars will take to the track at a time and the fastest lap within that 15 minute session will be used to determine a driver’s starting spot in his or her heat race.

Tires will also come into play as you must use your heat and feature tires for the timed warmup. No other tires will be allowed and these tires will be stenciled prior to any driver entering the racing surface. A driver may go out during this 15 minute sessions on as many occasions as he or she wishes, but may not change tires.

Heat lineups will also have an inversion which will be announced by the race director before both of the timed warmup sessions. The inversion will be based on an 18-24 car count.

Perhaps the most crucial part of this new system is the role it plays in the championship standings. Every driver that takes part in the timed warmup session on any given week will earn at least 1 point in the standings. The fastest driver will receive 15 points, 2nd fast will receive 12 points, 3rd fast will receive 10 points, and so on.

Much like in year’s past, the top 4 in each of the heat races for the Supermodified and SBS divisions will be handicapped into their feature event for the evening based on the past three weeks of racing action.

Unlike prior seasons, drivers will no longer be penalized for missing an event. If a driver that did not participate in the previous week’s event handicaps in the top 4 positions, they can start as high as fifth in the feature lineup. The top 4 positions are reserved for drivers that competed the previous three weeks while the previous week’s winner must start no better than 12th.

Heat points will be decreased this year, behind awarded as follows: 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Any car starting a heat will earn at least one point.

The week by week time schedule will also be affected by this new timed warmup system, as on regular race nights, standard hot laps will hit the track at 4:30pm, with SBS timed warmups to follow at 6:15pm and Supermodified timed warmups taking place at 6:30pm. The first heat of the night will get the green at 6:45pm. On autograph nights, this schedule will be pushed back 15 minutes. For time schedules for Opening Day, the Super Spectacle, and the July 8th show which will include the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series, check the schedule tab on Oswego Speedway.com.

Feature event point systems will remain the same for both divisions this season.

2017 Timed Warmup Points System for Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS:

1st - 15 2nd - 12 3rd - 10 4th - 8 5th - 7 6th - 6 5th - 5 4th - 4 3rd - 3 2nd - 2 1st - 1 All Others - 1

The first on track activity of the year at the speedway is the track’s annual Open Practice session set for Saturday, May 6th.

A week later on Saturday, May 13th, the Big O will open for it’s 67th Annual Opening Day featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and the Richie Evans Memorial 61 for the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Accord, NY - All Systems Go For Accord Speedway Opener Friday April 21st

By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The Tri-State area saw many of the speedways open their new seasons last week. Accord Speedway hosted what would be their lone practice session last Friday evening with close to ninety cars showing up to test and tune and prepare for the 2017 racing season ahead. Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer will now focus their attention to opening night at their pristine quarter mile speedway this coming Friday evening, April 21st with all six divisions headlining the racing activity. The evening of speed will be sponsored by Fast Signs from Kingston, New York www.fastsigns.com

The crazy weather of late has the speedway staff logging in some extra hours in preparation to meet and the greet the drivers, sponsors and fans who will see the first glimpse of the race cars in racing trim as the speedway opens it's gates officially for the first time in 2017, the seventeenth season of ownership and promotional reigns at the speedway for the Palmer Family.

The Accord facility was built back in 1962 in the area that at one time was dubbed the "Borscht Belt" by the many vacationers who traveled into the Catskills Mountains from New York City and New Jersey. Such grand resorts as Grossingers, The Concord, Kutshers and Brown's Hotel were famous for the great entertainers of the golden era of entertainment such as Milton Berle, Martin and Lewis, Rodney Dangerfield and Jayne Mansfield entertained to always sell-out crowds. With the quick-start of the transportation and hotel industry gaining momentum into the seventies, the famous resorts died off one by one but the Accord Speedway remains a solid focal point for the area for fans seeking to enjoy a weekend of affordable entertainemt and good fun. 2017 is destined to be another great season at the "Gem in the Catskills" facility.

The Palmer Family is coming off an excellent 2016 racing season and is looking forward to another successful season at Accord. Six divisions of racing will greet the fans on Friday evening with the United Pump & Tank sponsored Modifieds, Arkel Motors Sportsman, Upstate Auto Pure Stocks, Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshots, WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman and the WRWD Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars. Much interest has centered around the fledgling sprint car series as the division was introduced two seasons ago and has gained considerable attention for drivers who are seeking their entry into open wheel competition but doing so in an affordable fashion. Drivers will utilize the division as a stepping stone into their future and one such driver is "The Young Outlaw" Jesse James Bartleson. Bartleson, from Rio Grande, New Jersey, is 13 years old and has captured 16 National titles and 5 championships in the quarter midgets and captured the championship honors last season at Accord through two wins and consistency throughout the season. Doylestown, Pennsylvania hot shoe Heidi Hedin captured three wins last season in limited runs and is expected to challenge for the title in 2017.

The all-important task of manicuring and grooming of the raceway track surface and grounds falls into the very capable hands of Promoter Gary Palmer. Palmer spent a tremendous amount of time over the winter months to improve the facility and basically balance the speedway surface all around to give all of the competitors an equal surface to race on. Fresh paint and newly landscaped parking areas will greet the drivers and fans as they make their way onto the speedway grounds. New lights have been added to the pit area and new lighting in on the list of new things slated for the speedway.

The 2017 Memberships, Parking Permits and Season and Indoor Seating Tickets are available. The culinary talents of the Accord Speedway Chefs will once again be offering some relishing new entrees to the menu as specialty items for the fans as the speedway concession staff offers up an abundant variety of hand-crafted sandwiches and some of the finest race track cuisine in the entire country.

Six 4-Cylinder Fireball Enduro events will take place at the speedway in 2017 with the first event taking place on April 28th with $2,000.00 going to the winner based on a fifty car minimum. Emmanuel's Marketplace will be the sponsor for the popular six event series. The racing in the past has been wild and zany as the fireballers cowboy up when the green flag drops. George Zeininger has been at the head of the class for many of the Enduro events as he captured three wins in 2016. Dave Donovan captured two wins in 2016 and is expected to return in hopes of more paydays at Accord. Derek Delaney captured his first career win at Accord last year and hopes to add more to the total in 2017.

Racing is on tap every Friday night from April through September. Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps are at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. The Palmer Family in keeping true to their racing fans will show no increase in admission at the gate with admission for Adults $14.00; Seniors $12.00 (65+); Children $3.00 (11+ under) Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Food Vouchers for $44.00 (a savings of $10.00). Special Shows will have an increase in admission prices.

For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their very well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478. At the Accord Speedway............................................

A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Battling Bullrings on the Mighty Mississippi

INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2017) – It’s a double dose of World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series action this weekend on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz and the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team. The eight-time and reigning WoO champion leads the Sprint-car stars to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas Friday and to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, Saturday.

After starting the season in Florida, making a pair of stops in Texas, along with racing in California and Arizona already in 2017, the Outlaws make their Midwest debut with a pair of short-track battles this weekend. First up is the Outlaws return to Riverside for the Bull Ring Blitz Friday night. The traveling Sprint-car stars haven’t competed at the quarter-mile, dirt oval since the spring of 2009 and Friday’s race will be the 10th Outlaw A-Feature contested at the track. Saturday’s Spring Classic at I-55 is the first of two stops this season at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval located just South of St. Louis.

The Outlaws' schedule hasn’t included back-to-back races in Arkansas and Missouri since the spring of 2006, and Schatz is hoping for outcomes this weekend similar to 11 years ago, when he swept the doubleheader by racing to victory Friday night at Batesville Speedway and 24 hours later scoring the win at I-55. Those triumphs were his second and third wins of the season that ended with Schatz claiming his first WoO crown.

The following season, Schatz made his debut at Riverside International Speedway. It was an ominous beginning for the reigning WoO champion in April 2007. He was involved in a heat-race accident and had to earn his position in the A-Feature through the Last Chance Showdown. He would transfer through the Showdown and race from 18th to 14th in the 40-lap A-Feature. He returned in July 2008 and dominated the program aboard the TSR No. 15. Schatz was the fastest qualifier and led all 40 laps of the A-Feature. In his only other appearance at “The Ditch,” the Fargo, North Dakota racer finished 18th in April 2009.

Stops at the high banks of I-55 have been a regular occurrence during the first 20 seasons of Outlaw competition for Schatz. He’s competed at the track every season of his WoO career and, Saturday, he’ll be making his 41st career start. He is a two-time winner at the facility co-owned by former NASCAR standout Kenny Schrader. Consistency has been a trademark for Schatz at the track throughout his career. After winning for the first time in his 19th race there, Schatz has finished inside the top-10 21 consecutive times. During that run, he scored his second career win in August 2015, when he raced to victory in the opener of the Ironman 55. Ten times he’s finished on the podium and he's been a top-five finisher in 16 races.

Schatz and his TSR team of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti are coming off three races in Texas. The highlight was a fourth-place run in the Outlaws’ debut at Gator Motorplex in Willis. Those results were followed by 16th- and 10th-place finishes in the Texas Outlaw Nationals at historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite.

Through 17 of the 92 scheduled races in the 2017 WoO campaign, Schatz continues to lead the championship. He has a 44-point advantage over David Gravel and leads the series with six A-Feature triumphs. He is tied for most top-fives with 11 and top-10s with 14.

For Friday’s Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz at Riverside, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. CDT and the grandstands open at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. More details are available by calling at (870) 735-8071, or by visiting riversideinternationalspeedway.com.

Saturday at Federated Auto Parts at I-55, the pit gates will open at 1 p.m. CDT and the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. More details are available by calling at (636) 479-3219, or by visiting federatedautopartsraceway.com.

Race fans unable to attend the DIRTcar Nationals can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live audio coverage is available both nights as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com. Live video will be available Saturday night only. Visit to DIRTVision.com for more information.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, TSR and the No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J throughout the campaign on the web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.arcticcat.com, and 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.

Arctic Cat: Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArcticCat or on Twitter and Instagram @ArcticCat_atv @ArcticCat_Snow

Curb: Facebook at www.facebook.com/CurbRecords or on Twitter and Instagram @CurbRecords.

Ford Performance: Facebook at www.facebook.com/FordPerformance or on Twitter and Instagram @FordPerformance.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J:

The WoO schedule brings you to the Midwest this weekend. The first stop is a return to Riverside for the first time since 2009, and then it’s back to I-55, where you’ve competed at least once every season of your WoO career. Is there an advantage to having made a number of laps a particular facility?

“We’ve talked about the importance of experience at places and how it factors into the racing. If you look over the years of World of Outlaws history, you’ll see that longevity is something that helps. Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell raced out here for years and racked up some serious win totals and a lot of that had to do with how talented they were and the knowledge they gained racing at places with their teams year after year. I’ve been fortunate to have the same package under me for more than a decade and to have worked with Rick Warner and Steve Swenson for quite a few years. The addition of Brad Mariscotti was a big plus to our team last year and those guys put me in a car capable of running up front every night. We’ve all made a lot of laps together and that will help at Riverside and I-55, but probably the biggest bonus was that they were able to spend the week in the shop. The hauler was gone from the first of March until last Sunday and they were able to retool. I spent some time with them at the shop this week and I know everyone is excited to get back to racing this weekend..”

Memphis and St. Louis are a couple of hotbeds for short-track racing. How important is it for the Outlaws to continue racing in those regions?

“We’ve raced all across the country throughout my WoO career and we have great fans everywhere. St. Louis has been a regular stop for me since day one on the Outlaw tour and not only do we have great fan support, but the competitors really come out and add to the show. We’ve had some of the best races each year at I-55 and, when you consider that area hosts everything from IndyCar, NHRA, NASCAR and SuperCross, we are performing in front of some really passionate fans in that area. We look forward to the stops in Pevely, for sure. And Memphis has so much tradition in our sport. Guys like Sammy Swindell, Jeff Swindell and Bobby Davis Jr., were from Memphis who were a huge part of the first couple of decades of the Outlaws. The last 15 years, we’ve had Jason Sides out here on tour with us, so it’s great that we are going back to the Memphis area this year. Last year, we raced at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas for the first time and it was absolutely packed. This is the 40th season of the Outlaws and it’s pretty cool that we have the opportunity to race in some of the regions that have played a big part in the series’ history.”

 

 

FOUR FOR THE ROAD
Hafertepe, Jr., Scores Number Five, Horstman, Turpen, Drueke Earn Wins

McKENZIE, Tenn. (April 20, 2017) – The holiday weekend was a big one for J&J Auto Racing teams, as records were touched, streaks were established and checkered flags were claimed for the first time by four drivers in as many states and racing series. To the victors go the spoils, as with little more than four months into the racing season, the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer has nearly forty wins to its credit.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr., has started the 2017 season with a bang as he earned his fifth straight American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Division win at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia on April 15. Tying the previous record for consecutive series wins, Hafertepe will look to re-establish the mark this coming weekend at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas.

Morgan Turpen made an impressive sweep of the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) weekend at Flomaton (Ala.) Speedway to not only win back-to-back feature events but her third of the season. In Saturday’s event finale on April 15, Turpen started from the pole and led wire-to-wire in the 30-lap feature to take the win. Her car owner and crew chief, Terry Gray, followed her to the line in fifth place.

Jared Horstman scored J&J’s first victory of the weekend on Friday, April 14, at Limaland (Ohio) Motorsports Park against the NRA Sprint Invaders and Great Lakes Super Sprints Series in a co-sanctioned event. Grabbing the lead on lap five, Horstman survived several restarts to earn the win. Tyler Drueke wrapped up the weekend with an icebreaker win at Eagle Raceway in Lincoln, Neb., on April 15. Taking the lead on lap one from a front row starting position, Drueke drove his family owned No. 12 to the win in the feature event.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for April 14 – April 19, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

4/14/17 Jared Horstman Limaland Motorsports Park/OH NRA Sprint Invaders

4/14/17 Morgan Turpen Flomaton Speedway/AL USCS (2)

4/15/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Missouri State Fair Speedway/MO ASCS National

4/15/17 Tyler Drueke Eagle Raceway/NE IMCA Racesaver

Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

 

 

Saturday Night Live! Racing up Next at Mercer Raceway Park Points Battles in All Divisions

(Mercer, PA April 20, 2017): Saturday night, April 22, Mercer Raceway Park will hold the first full points event for all five of its racing divisions. "We got a sneak preview of the championship battles last week, when the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds and the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints got their first points races in as support for the ULMS Late Models," said track owner Bill Altman. "Jimmy Holden and Darin Gallagher staked themselves out to an early advantage, with their respective victories, and I can't wait to see who will jump out ahead in the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprints, Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, and Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks," he added.

A.J. Flick got his first career victory in the 410 Sprints, but that was a non-point event held on a Sunday due to inclement weather. The Kittanning Comet, Rod George, was second that night, and he showed no signs of any rust. George returned to the racing wars after a brief sabbatical. Flick and George will have to contend with multi-time champion Jack Sodeman, who is expected to make his first appearance of the season. Michael Bauer, a former 305 Sprint kingpin, was very quick before getting caught up in a late race wreck, so he will be looking for some vindication. George Hobaugh, Jr., and many more stars will be on hand.

Holden is two for two so far in the early going, and the question on everybody's mind is whether he can extend his winning streak against those 358 Modifieds. Lonny Riggs and Frankie Guidace were very competitive, too. Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Rich Whitney, and Kevin Green will also be in the field. Expected back are a number of drivers who opted to race against the BRP Modified Tour, so watch for Kyle Fink, J.R. McGinley, and Kevin Hoffman to rejoin the ranks. It should be exciting with all of those talented competitors back at Mercer Raceway Park.

Darin Gallagher dominated the 305 Sprint race, but watch for Andy Priest to challenge again. Priest finished second last week despite a broken rocker arm in his mount. Ace mechanic Ted Hull will have that repaired for this week's show. Will Flemming, a newcomer to Mercer Raceway Park had a strong showing, leading the feature before slipping back to fourth spot.

The Modfifed Lites will be back, too, and fans will wonder whether favorite Alan Dellinger will be on hand. If so, he will have to fend off Doug Jones, Mark Marcucci, Vivian Jones, and many others.

Tyler Fulton, Shane Shook, Tim Callahan, and a flock of Mini Stock pilots will go to the post for their first points contest of 2017. A banner field is expected, as Mercer Raceway Park will be one of the few venues where this class can compete on a weekly basis.

The fun and excitement will start at 6:30, with hot laps and qualifications. Heat races will follow immediately thereafter. Gates will open at 4 p.m., of course.

The regular event ticket pricing will apply for this program. So adults can enjoy all of the fun for just $13. Seniors (60+) will be admitted for $11, and students (ages 9-15) for $5. Children (8 and under) will be free of charge, as always. The Family Pass will be offered for $28, and that will apply to two adults and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.

If you cannot make it to the track this weekend, the same program will be offered on April 298, with one exception. The Junior Sprints will make their first appearance of the season! Coming soon, on May 6, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make their lone appearance at the Park.

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.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Ritenour Equipment Center, Pizza Joe's, AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 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 late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

BRODY ROA CHARGES FROM THE BACK TO SECOND IN THE MAIN AND IN USAC/CRA STANDINGS!

(Buena Park, CA, April 19, 2017) If anyone had doubts about Brody Roa’s championship aspirations, the 26-year-old racing star erased all of them last Saturday night when he came from the back to finish second in the 30-lap main event at the Bakersfield Speedway. It was his fourth top five finish in six starts in 2017 and it propelled him from fourth to second in the USAC/CRA championship standings.

After displaying #91R and meeting fans at a local go-kart track before the race, the team was greeted by a large crowd that showed up for the series’ first race since 2005 at the 1/3-mile-high banked Kern County clay oval. Roa, who calls Garden Grove home, did not disappoint the masses when he toured the track with a time of 12.640 in qualifying. That was third best in the 23-car field. He backed that up with a dominating performance in his ten-lap heat race. Starting on the outside of the third row, he sliced and diced his way through the traffic to steal the second-place spot by the end of the first circuit. Less than two laps later he raced into the lead and drove off into the sunset for a convincing full straightaway win.

For the main event, the talented star had a prime starting spot. He was outside of row two in the 23-car field. However, all the hopes and expectations took a momentary hit to the gut when the field bunched up coming off turn four and heading toward the initial green flag. The two cars starting on the front row got together and one slid up in front of Roa leaving him nowhere to go. Roa managed to keep his car straight and drove into the second spot, but a yellow flag brought the proceedings to a halt.

A yellow flag while running second is normally not good, but this one turned into a blessing in disguise not only for the BR Performance team, but also for the fans. The tangle resulted in a flat tire. On the yellow, the crew led by Brett Roa and Zac Bozanich, quickly changed the flat and sent white helmeted Brody back to do battle.

Due to the fact that he stopped to change the tire, he went from starting outside the front row to dead last. What was about to happen was one of the most thrilling rides in the USAC/CRA Series in years and a drive that was worth the price of an admission ticket alone.

Much to the delight of the big crowd, on a tricky, slick track, Roa used the entire surface going where others feared in his chase for the top spot. He disposed of pack cars and stars as well. He was up to third on lap 18 and second seven laps later. By that time, it was clear that he was the fastest car on the track. However, it became a matter of time with only five laps remaining. Roa kept his mind in the game and focused on the leader. He was closing at the checkered flag and came home with a well deserved second place finish.

After the first race of the season, Roa was sixth in the USAC/CRA standings. After two races, he was fourth. Now after three races, he has fought his way all the way to second. The poise under duress at Bakersfield showed that the BR Performance team is a championship contender in the series and it is bound and determined to put on another show when the series travels to the always thrilling Ventura Raceway for the next round on May 6th.

Those fans wishing to cheer on Brody Roa at Ventura can find the track located on the beach at the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard, Ventura (93001). The track phone number is: (805) 648-RACE. You can visit the track’s website at the following link: http://venturaraceway.com/

The BR Performance team would like to the thank the following sponsors for making the 2017 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Frank Baldozier Racing, Lee and Norma Leonard, Hot Paint Restorations, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, Okie Race Cars and Crow Enterprises. If you or your company would like to join Performance’s championship contending team, please call: (714) 932-7994.

Date Venue Event Finish

1-14 Tulsa Oklahoma Friday Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

3-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3-9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3-10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-8 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rain Out

4-15 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5-6 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

5-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

6-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

7-1 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

7-7 Gas City 69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-8 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-9 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-12 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars

7-13 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-14 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-15 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

10-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-4 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards heads for Peter Murphy Classic this Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – April 18, 2017….On July 20, 2013 the West Coast sprint car community had one of its toughest nights in recent memory when popular driver Peter Murphy suffered injuries during a main event crash at the Antioch Speedway.

The result of the accident ultimately forced Murphy to retire from Sprint Car racing as a driver, having suffered a traumatic brain injury, ligament damage in his neck, shoulder and knees, along with a compressed T-3 vertebra.

Despite that however, the Australian native has said time and time again that he has no ill feelings towards the sport. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find someone that has a bigger passion for sprint car racing than Peter Murphy. With that in mind the last three season’s he has worked extremely hard to put on the Peter Murphy Classic at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

The event has certainly turned out to be a huge success and this Friday April 21 the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will kick-off the 2017 installment. Murphy’s goal is to once again make the weekend a special one that people will remember, along with getting as many cars & fans to come out as possible.

“I really want this weekend to be a memorable one for all the fans & teams once again,” Murphy said. “I still can’t thank everyone enough for all that they did after my accident. It’s been so humbling to have support from people all over the world. This is a way for me to continue giving back and show how much I appreciate the sport we all love. We’re excited to have the new Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards as part of the Peter Murphy Classic this year.”

The first two Sprint Car Challenge Tour events have been picked off by Kingsburg’s Cory Eliason and Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson, with car counts of 58 and 63 respectively. A completely different top-five at both races has also been seen, as Fresno’s Gio Scelzi, Paradise’ Kyle Hirst, Watsonville’s Justin Sanders and Hollister’s Ryan Bernal finished behind Larson last week.

Hirst is the defending winner of the Peter Murphy Classic and will be a favorite on Friday aboard the locally based Roth Motorsports machine. The three-time KWS-NARC champion swept the event last season and is expected to be in the Peter Murphy 1NZ tribute car once again. Following his impressive runner up effort last week, 15-year-old G. Scelzi will be a teammate to Hirst on Friday in a second car owned by Dennis & Teresa Roth. Last season Scelzi was voted as the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Rookie of the Year.

After winning the $20,000 Trophy Cup last October at Thunderbowl Raceway, Fremont’s Shane Golobic will be looking to bring home the Peter Murphy Classic for the first time. Golobic ran a close second at the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards opener on April 1. Roseville’s Willie Croft has also been strong the first couple events and last year captured two victories at the Thunderbowl, including the final night of Trophy Cup. The veteran would certainly like to add the PMC to his resume this weekend.

Additional drivers looking to take home the top prize on Friday will include Roseville’s Sean Becker and Colby Copeland, Lemoore’s Carson Macedo, Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto and DJ Netto, Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi and Craig Stidham, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid and Chase Johnson, Placerville’s Andy Gregg, Princeton’s Mason Moore, Citrus Height’s Kalib Henry, Sebastopol’s Bradley Terrell, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Sacramento’s Herman Klein and many many more.

The RacePartsTrader.com Dash during the night will also have a special twist thrown in. Rather than doing the standard dash where all drivers compete for six laps, the night will see an Australian/ New Zealand style Pole Shuffle thrown into the mix. The dash cars will still be determined the same way as usual, but drivers will race each other two-by-two for a pair of laps, until the final duo goes at it to determine the pole sitter.

Commemorative 2017 Peter Murphy Classic T-shirts will be on sale with all proceeds going to the NARC Benevolent, which aids injured drivers and assisted Murphy following his accident. There will again be a victory podium made up with champagne to help celebrate the winners in style. It will surely be a victory presentation that fans want to stay for!

Reserved seats for this Friday’s Peter Murphy Classic opener cost $25, with general admission bleacher tickets $20. Kids 6-12 are half price and 5 and under are free. To pre-order tickets contact 559-688-0909. The ticket sales and will call window open at 1:30pm this Friday at the track, while front gate opens at 4pm. Cars will be on track for wheel packing just after 5pm, with hot laps, qualifying and heat races to follow. More info on the track, as well as a seating chart can be found at http://www.thunderbowlraceway.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, ART Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, Dynachrome, Driven2SaveLives, Finley Farms, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions, Team Ford of Woodland and Walker Performance Filtration.

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

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

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

Upcoming events for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards

Friday April 21: Thunderbowl Raceway (4th annual Peter Murphy Classic) Saturday April 29: Petaluma Speedway Saturday May 27: Stockton Dirt Track

 

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

Park Jefferson Speedway presents the first of 17 nights of sprint car racing at the Sioux City oval and the first of 13 point nights for the championship 360 sprint cars. Opening night will feature the first round of the North vs. South Sprint Car Shootout, sanctioned by the Nebraska 360 Sprint Car Series and the Midwest Sprint Touring Series. Top drivers from across the Dakotas, Nebraska and drivers from as far away as Canada are expected to compete this weekend at Park Jefferson. “We are really excited to get the winged warriors on the track here at Park. We had a great opening night 2 weeks ago, and I know the local fans are hungry for some 700+ horsepower sprint cars” stated owner Adam Adamson.

One of the picks for the 2017 point championship is 3rd generation driver Carson McCarl. Son of Terry, McCarl will be wheeling the Jeremy Scadden owned #6 car and plans to call Park Jefferson home on Saturday nights this year. Other drivers expected to contend for the weekly point championship will be Brant O’Bannion and Hull, Iowa’s Justin Jacobsma. They will be facing stiff competition this weekend as many of the travelling racers like Jack Dover, Greg Bakker, and more will be on hand for the prestigious shootout prize. Joining the sprint cars this weekend will be the IMCA weekly series. After an exciting opening night 2 weeks ago, the IMCA classes will continue the point hunt for 2017. The IMCA Sprint Cars won't begin their racing season until May 20th at Park Jefferson.

Gates open Saturday at 5 pm with racing scheduled for 7pm or after the conclusion of hot laps. For this special event, tickets will be $17 for adults, $5 for children 6-16 and $10 for seniors 70+. Pit passes will be $30. The Budweiser clubhouse will be open and any ticket can be upgraded for $12. For more information go to www.parkjeff.com or call 712-202-5540.

 

 

Blevins Battles Challenge Tour at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to action in Placerville Speedway, Chelsea Blevins would check in at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA for the second Sprint Car Challenge Tour event and take on an overflowing pit area with 62 other cars checked in.

“Saturday was crazy with over 60 cars checked into the pit area,” Chelsea Blevins said. “It was a really good experience for me, and even though we didn’t transfer like we hoped, I had a lot of fun.”

Taking to the tricky ¼ mile during qualifications, the Janesville, CA driver would battle suspension issues as she would time her BC Motorsports/Blevins Commercial/Pizza Factory backed No.1b machine in 12th fastest in her qualifying group.

Placing her in the sixth row of her heat race, action would be fierce on the tight knit quarter mile and Blevins would actually feel contact from another competitor as she gave it her all trying to navigate forward. With the contact hampering her a bit, Blevin’s would finish 13th and find herself in one of the night’s twin ‘C’ Main events.

Lining up in the fourth row of her ‘C’, Blevins would turn in some nice laps on the extremely slick racing surface. Battling with drivers like Kirt Organ, and Dustin Golobic, Blevin’s night would ultimately end with an 11th place finish.

“I am just extremely thankful and blessed to do something I love with my family,” Blevins added. “We are going to keep at it, and hopefully improve against the tough field in a couple of weeks in Petaluma, CA.”

Chelsea and the Blevins Racing team would like to thank BC Motorsports, Blevins Commercial, and Pizza Factory for their continued support.

ON TAP: Chelsea Blevins will return to action with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on April 29th in Petaluma, CA.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – On the Move!

(Bill W) April 19, 2017 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing #2c were on the move last weekend. After competing with the World of Outlaws at Gator Motorplex near Willis, Texas Thursday, they followed the series to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas Friday before heading all the way up to the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia to compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series Saturday.

Things seemed promising in Willis Thursday. “We were fourth quick hot-lapping,” says Wayne. “We were in the first set, and no one was passing us as the track came in, so we didn’t change a whole lot on the car. We went out to qualify and we picked up a second. Apparently, we didn’t pick up enough, because we were 22nd quick!”

Behind the 8-ball, Wayne did what he could to make the show. “We didn’t get out of the heat race,” he says. “We barely made the A through the B, and then I just pulled in after taking a lap. It looked like a bunch of stuff was going to get torn up, and sure enough it did.”

Wayne timed in seventh quick at his familiar Devil’s Bowl Friday, but the track uncharacteristically threw the veteran for a loop in the feature. “We were able run third in the heat, and that started us seventh in the feature,” he says. “We just had it a little tight. We ended up 13th. We tightened it up, because we figured the track would go away like it usually does, but it didn’t.”

After the long tow to Missouri, he drew a starting spot in the back of his heat race. “We were able to get up to fifth there,” says Wayne. “That put us one spot out of the redraw, so we ended up starting ninth in the feature.”

It was a rough beginning for Wayne. “On the start, I got into the back of (Justin) Henderson, and that got me all messed up,” he says. “I lost a spot or two there. Everyone was running around on the curb following each other. I thought I’d make something happen on the bottom of three and four.”

For a while, it seemed to be the place to be, but he would have to get back in line. “I thought I was making some ground, but a couple guys ripped me on the top,” says Wayne. “I had to get back up there in line, and follow in tenth. It was just follow the leader.”

The team has some options this weekend, pending Mother Nature. “We’re talking about going to either Wichita, or Memphis and Pevely with the Outlaws,” says Wayne. “It all depends on the weather on where we’re headed.”

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Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne won with the ASCS National Series on April 13, 2012 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park near Beaumont, Texas. The track was shuttered this year. Brady Bacon was second in that event, ahead of Gary Wright, Jason Johnson and Brad Loyet.

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"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's with Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays!

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Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Outlaw Wings, City Vending and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Dover Earns Top 10 at Eagle, Eyeing Fourth Straight Year With Win at Park Jefferson

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (April 19, 2017) - Jack Dover recorded a top-10 finish during his 305ci winged sprint car season debut last Saturday at Eagle Raceway, where he drove for Chris Roseland during the Ice Breaker Challenge with the IMCA Sprint Series of Nebraska.

"We moved forward and made progress so that's always a good night," Dover said. "The track was really slick in the heat race. Everything was around the bottom. When someone would slide up too far I'd get by them. We got up to fourth and that put us in the feature."

Dover advanced from seventh to fourth place in a heat race, which earned enough points to lock him into the 15th starting position in the main event.

"We were up to 10th in the first five laps," he said. "We got three more positions throughout the remainder of the race. We were fairly good at the beginning and at the end it started to slow down and we didn't pass a lot. Pretty much everyone was running the top and were the same speed."

Dover maneuvered to a seventh-place result, which marked his second top 10 in three races this season.

"I want to thank Chris and his team for the opportunity and I look forward to racing with them again soon," he said. "We won a lot of races together last year and I look for us to do the same throughout 2017."

Dover will return to his 360ci winged sprint car this Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints. He has won all four races - three last year and one in 2015 - with the series at that track.

"The track is in between a 3/8 mile and a half mile," he said. "It's kind of fast. The track is always in great shape and races all over. You can go anywhere."

Dover has a victory at Park Jefferson International Speedway during three straight years. In fact, he has won five of seven races there during that span.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 7 (15).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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"Certified Transmission has been a great sponsor the last few years in helping build Jack Dover Racing," Dover said. "On top of their support for the race team, Certified Transmission put a transmission in my personal truck a few years ago and it has worked flawlessly ever since."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Home Pride Companies Inc., Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer 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 Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Champion Racing Oil Announces Opportunities Available for West Coast Warehouse Distributors

(Clinton, Mo / 04.19.17) Champion Oil announced today that for qualified wholesalers there are numerous North American locations available on the West Coast for distribution. Inquiries should be from established aftermarket warehouse distributors interested in acquiring this technologically advanced, extremely popular, and highly profitable line of racing motor oils.

Champion Racing Oils are “Purpose-Built” for use in all competition and race engines especially those using flat tappet or roller cams operating at high RPM’s and requiring high-pressure valve springs.

Champion Racing Oils contain high Zinc and Phosphorous formulas designed to deliver the correct balance of chemistry to protect high performance engines. These products also contain additional anti-wear additives that include Molybdenum (Moly), Calcium, and Boron. Champion’s proprietary Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer (TVS) extends oil film capacity for better protection at high temperatures and contain special lubricity modifiers to reduce friction, and unlock the full potential of any engine.

These top-tier racing oils are offered in a popular range of multi-viscosity and straight SAE grades formulated to meet the demands of most of today’s high performance race engines producing measurable increases in compression, horsepower and torque.

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Helms Maneuvers From 21st to 13th at Attica Raceway Park With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (April 19, 2017) - Caleb Helms and more than 40 other top sprint car teams in the region made the trip to Attica Raceway Park last Saturday for an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event.

Helms, who won his first career feature at Attica Raceway Park last month, timed in 12th quickest overall in qualifying. His qualifying result, which was seventh quickest in his group, lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for a heat race.

"We were in a tough group for qualifying," he said. "We had a good car, but we were behind the eight ball a little bit to start off with."

Helms finished seventh in the heat race and he was relegated to the B Main, which he won to transfer into the 21st starting position in the main event for the second week in a row.

"I wasn't really comfortable so we made some changes after qualifying and the heat race and slowly started getting better," he said. "We were much better for the B Main and were able to still transfer into the feature."

Helms continued to work forward during the main event as he ended with a 13 th-place finish.

"We kept making changes trying to make the car better and I think we went a little too far for the feature," he said. "We were able to make ground and pass some cars, but at the same time the cars we passed would find a better line and get back around me. I still think we could have gained a few more positions, but we did what we could with what we had."

Helms will travel to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., this Friday before returning to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions action Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.

"I'm excited to go to Lernerville," he said. "We wanted to go somewhere else to race and get some more laps logged so we picked there. It's a fun race track and not too far from us. I'm also pretty excited to go back to Wayne County Speedway. Jason and Kristin Flory put so much work into that track and it makes for some great racing. I'm glad to see them on the All Star schedule for another season."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 13 (21).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 2 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., and Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

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"We're excited to have Big Jerk jerky as part of our team this year," Helms said. "Their jerky is second to none."

Helms would also like to thank Helms Construction Inc., Helms and Sons Excavating, Ferguson and Tommy Tire for their continued support.

 

 

Beierle Takes Break From the Books in Return to Sprint Car Racing

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (April 19, 2017) - Andee Beierle took a break from her college studies to get back behind the wheel of her 360ci winged sprint car last Saturday at Missouri State Fair Speedway during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

"It was hard mentally knowing everyone else has been racing since February and it was my first time ever at Sedalia," she said. "But everyone with ASCS is professional and very helpful."

Beierle, who was making her first sprint car start of the season, and the BDS Motorsports team drew the pole position for a heat race.

"I only had three laps of hot laps on a track I'd never seen," she said "I was a little too eager and jumped the start. That let everyone behind me know what I was going to do and on the second start they all drove around me."

Beierle finished eighth in the heat race, which started her 24th in the feature. She advanced a half-dozen positions to earn an 18 th-place finish.

"It just felt good to be back out there," she said. "Honestly the first few races our goal is just to finish and get seat time. Right now it's hard to be consistent when you're not racing as much as all the other drivers. But I love challenges and I'm excited to be a part of this team. A lot of people don't get this opportunity and I'm going to work hard to take advantage of what I've been given."

Another aspect of the race night Beierle enjoyed was the team's promotional setup.

"Over the Top Marketing had a special trailer set up with a show car and goodie bags for the kids and some for the adults filled with our sponsors' products," she said. "I love meeting the fans and helping to promote not only our team and sponsors, but the sport as well."

Beierle, who is double majoring in aerospace and chemical engineering, is heading back to the books preparing for finals before her next race on May 11 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"Once school is done for the semester I'll be able to get to more racing," she said. "We have around 25 to 30 races scheduled this year and I can't wait to race and learn."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 8 (1); Feature: 18 (24).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

May 11 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndeeBeierle

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

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"NCI is a great company and has supported me and the team for several years," Beierle said. "I'm happy to have them as partners in what we are doing."

Beierle would also like to thank Arienco Construction Inc., Harmony Stables, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Liquid Nitro, Simpson Race Products, Dollar-Dental IETF, Hi-Tech Motorwerks and Four in the Fluff Marketing & Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Will History Repeat in May 25 Hoosier Hundred?

By Jay Hardin Track Enterprises Staff

(Indianapolis, IN April 19, 2017)-Five times since 1953 the Hoosier Hundred has been contested in a year ending in the number seven. In four of those events a first-time winner crossed the finish line, while in the other a repeat victor had to battle a rookie fast qualifier and a unique engine in order to secure the victory. What will happen in 2017 is yet to be determined as the largest entry list in over a decade, with a large number of first year teams, invades the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the traditional Hoosier Hundred May 25 as part of USAC’s “Week of Indy” for the Silver Crown Series.

Race day in 1957 was sunny and mild for the fifth running of Jo Quinn’s creation on the Indiana mile. Jimmy Bryan had won the last three Hoosier Hundred races while mechanic Clint Brawner and owner Al Dean won the first race as well with Bob Sweikert. A fifth consecutive Dean Van Lines win appeared likely as Bryan would start fifth on race day. However, front row starters Jud Larson and Johnny Thomson stole the show with Thomson leading the first 57 laps from the outside front row before giving way to “Earth Mover” Larson who set a new track record in qualifications. The big Okie beat Bryan to the line and set a new 100-mile record in the process. Missing the show was none other than rookie A.J. Foyt.

Foyt was hardly a rookie in 1967, having won the 500 three times and four national championships. His chief rival was two-time national champion and defending Hoosier Hundred winner Mario Andretti. Bruce Walkup smashed the track record in qualifying in a car built by Grant King and carrying a normally aspirated Ford V-8 Indy Car engine. Andretti lined up second with Foyt third as the two were locked in battle for the national title. Walkup led the first 14 before Mario took over and unlike last year when he inherited a late lead as Foyt’s brake pedal broke, Andretti dominated the remaining 86 circuits giving owner Al Dean and chief wrench Clint Brawner their record sixth win in the prestigious event.

Mario and Bobby Unser were gone from dirt track racing by 1977 and so were the mighty uprights from the championship trail having formed their own series in 1971. USAC’s Dirt Track Division still drew large fields and big names as evidenced by Foyt, Al Unser, Johnny Rutherford and Jim Hurtubise appearing on the entry list. Second generation driver Pancho Carter won the pole with a time just over 35 seconds while Big Al held on the 24th and final spot. Foyt, Rutherford and Herk were among those too slow to make the top 24, however promoter Don Smith added the first ever last chance race in the history of the Dirt Division due to the large entry list. Steve Chassey won the semi while Foyt and Herk were eliminated in a third turn shunt with Arnie Knepper, the accident marking the first time since 1957 that A.J. missed the show. Pancho bolted from the pole in the finale and was never headed giving the Hoosier Hundred another first time winner.

Jack Hewitt came to the 1987 Hoosier Hundred having won practically everything in the now named Silver Crown Series. He won all the dirt races in 1986 and two on the dirt miles in 1987 so far. Combined with the Silver Crown machines was the USAC Midget series and the prestigious Hut Hundred, the first time it had ever been contested on a mile. 1984 USAC champ Dave Blaney set a new track record as the fastest of 48 cars with Jeff Swindell starting second. Hewitt lined up fifth as Blaney jumped to the lead at the start and appeared to have the machine to beat. On the 85th lap Blaney slid high and Kenny Jacobs sailed by leading the final laps for his first ever series victory.

By 1997 economic conditions forced promoter A.J. Foyt and the Foyt group to move the Hoosier Hundred from its traditional September date to the May date occupied by the Hulman 100, two nights before the Indianapolis 500. The first race on dirt for the Silver Crown cars brought a large 500 weekend crowd out and a big entry list to boot. Indiana’s own Russ Gamester set fast time while two-time winner Chuck Gurney started second. Gamester led the first 26 before Gurney took over through lap 81. Much to the delight of a partisan crowd Hoosier native Chuck Leary took the lead from Gurney and was never headed, becoming a first time winner of the Hoosier Hundred.

Even when Mother Nature intervenes, the Hoosier Hundred makes history. In 2007 thirty-two cars drew for qualifications and just as it appeared things would be ready for time trials the skies opened up and turned the track into a quagmire. A suitable rain date was not available, for the first time in history the Hoosier Hundred was not able to be contested.

Who enters the 2017 edition as one of the favorites? The field could be wide open and a large entry list is expected May 25. Kody Swanson could make history that day. Last year he joined Al Unser and Jim Bryan as drivers who won three consecutive Hoosier Hundred races. This year he could join Unser as the only two to win four in a row.

Defending USAC Silver Crown champ Chris Windom broke through the barrier and won his first 100-mile race at DuQuoin last September. He won the April opener at Terre Haute and could be a first time winner at the Indiana State Fairgrounds May 25. Others in the hunt could include three-time winner Dave Darland, two-time DuQuoin winner Shane Cockrum, C.J. Leary (the son of the 1997 winner), USAC Sprint champ Brady Bacon and second generation driver Casey Shuman.

The 2017 Hoosier Hundred takes place May 25 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Practice is slated to begin at 5 p.m. with qualifications after 6. Tickets can be obtained by calling Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200. A three day special Superticket for the full week of Indy including the Tony Hulman Classic at Terre Haute, the Hoosier Hundred, and the Carb Night Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway is also available at https://usacracing.ticketspice.com/2017-week-of-indy.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Aim for Victory at Knoxville Opener

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (April 19, 2017) - With fingers crossed for positive weather, Big Game Motorsports and Kerry Madsen are venturing back to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday for its 64th annual season opener.

The scheduled opener last Saturday at the half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, rained out and left the Muddy sponsored team without an opportunity to compete.

"We were able to get some laps on the track earlier that week and the car felt very fast," Madsen said. "We had some great lap times so we were really looking forward to the race, but Mother Nature intervened and we've had to be patient for another week."

Hopefully the patience pays off for the team, which has claimed the last two owners championships at Knoxville Raceway. Madsen is also a former track champion as he captured the crown in 2005.

"Guy Forbrook, the team and myself have all had a lot of success at Knoxville," he said. "I think we have all the pieces to contend for a win not only this Saturday, but any time we race at Knoxville. It's a great track and I always look forward to racing there."

Madsen has 19 career feature wins at Knoxville Raceway, including two victories last season. He also finished with five top fives and seven top 10s in nine races in 2016 to extend a streak of multiple top fives in each of the last four years.

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

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B Main Tangle Ends Gregg’s Night Early

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to action with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night in Placerville, CA, Andy Gregg would get collected in a tangle during the night’s ‘B’ Main event and his night would get cut short.

“Our night got off to a really slow start and we found ourselves in an early hole,” Gregg said. “We got going okay in the ‘C’, and moved on to the ‘B’, but we got collected in someone else’s mess and it ended our night early.”

Timing his GUTS/Angius and Terry LLP/Capitol Ace Hardware No. 16 sprinter in fifth fastest in his qualifying time trials group, Gregg would find himself in the third row of his heat race.

Needing to finish inside the Top-Three to transfer directly into the 40-lap feature event, the Diamond Springs, CA driver would finish in the sixth spot after a spirited battle with Willie Croft.

With the semi main events lined up by overall qualifying times opposed to heat finishes, Gregg would then find himself on the front row of one of the night’s twin ‘C’ main events.

On the slicked off Placerville Speedway surface, Gregg’s Ice House Resort/CTL Forest Management/ARP Enterprises backed machine looked stout as he would lead all laps and keep his night going as he advanced into the night’s ‘B’ main event.

Lining up in the back of the pack, Gregg had his sights set on one of the seven positions that were up for grabs in the night’s final main event. Unfortunately for Gregg, cars would tangle in turns one and two early in the race, and with nowhere to go Gregg would get in on the action and not be able to make repairs in the work area in time.

“It was a tough start to the night, but we got better as the night went on which is a good thing,” Gregg said. “Unfortunately for us we were just in too deep of a hole to recover. Thanks to my guys for their hard work all night.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Angius and Terry LLP, Capitol ACE Hardware, Ice House Resort, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Broadband Agreements, Russo Insurance, Kelly Moore Paints, Cal Pro Paint and Construction, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, and MF Inc. for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Gregg is scheduled to return to action on Saturday night back at Placerville Speedway.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

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

 

 

Chris Osetek, Keith Shampine Look to Carry Momentum into Triple Crown Championship Series

OSWEGO, NY (April 19, 2017) – Just weeks after announcing primary sponsor TJ Toyota, Chris Osetek of Osetek Racing Technologies has officially submitted a registration for his homebuilt No. 55 Supermodified, and driver Keith Shampine, into this year’s inaugural running of the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear.

After a redesign of their No. 55 roadster prior to 2016, which included the implementation of independent front suspension, Osetek and Shampine made a lasting mark one year ago.

The duo produced one of the fastest Supermodifieds at Oswego Speedway each week last season, finishing in the top five three times with a runner-up drive on June 11 and three heat race wins.

However, it was their effort during Budweiser International Classic Weekend that truly turned heads.

Shampine would time in the Osetek No. 55 sixth on the grid of the 35 entries with a lap of 16.299 seconds at 138.045mph before turning in a dominant drive for much of the 200-lapper.

From his outside third row starting position Shampine charged to the Classic lead by lap 15 and led the field through lap 145 before heading pit side with fueling issues. While the finish was frustrating, the process was promising and now Osetek and Shampine are primed for 2017.

While the team has not competed in winged Supermodified action in the past, they are now ready to make an attempt to be a part of the Triple Crown series this season.

Shampine will join Otto Sitterly, Dave Shullick Jr., Jeff Abold, Dave McKnight, Dave Danzer, Tim Jedrzejek, Joe Gosek, Dave Gruel, and Howard Page as drivers currently eyeing the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship.

The Osetek No. 55 will be entered against Supermodifieds from Team Abold Racing, Gary Morton Racing, Danzer Racing, Gosek Racing, Gruel Racing, and Page Racing for the right to be called the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year.

The Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear will see five non-wing Supermodified events at Oswego Speedway and five wing events on the ISMA tour including races at Lancaster Speedway, Stafford Speedway, Sandusky Speedway, and Star Speedway.

If interested in helping to support the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing feel free to contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski by e-mail at dkapuscinski00@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 708-7544.

To learn more about Oswego Speedway, visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com and be sure to visit www.ismasupers.com for more information on the International Supermodified Association.

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Roster: (As of April 19)
Otto Sitterly (Nicotra No. 7, Bodnar No. 96)
Dave Shullick Jr. (Nicotra No. 2, Bodnar No. 95)
Jeff Abold (Abold No. 05)
Dave McKnight (Morton No. 70)
Dave Danzer (Danzer No. 72, Danzer No. 52)
Tim Jedrzejek (Danzer No. 52, Lane No. 97)
Joe Gosek (Gosek Racing No. 00)
Dave Gruel (Gruel Racing No. 50)
Howard Page (Page Racing No. 18)
Keith Shampine (Osetek Racing Technologies No. 55)

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Roster: (As of April 19)
Team Abold Racing No. 05 (Driver- Jeff Abold)
Gary Morton Racing No. 70 (Driver- Dave McKnight)
Danzer Racing No. 52 (Drivers- Dave Danzer, Tim Jedrzejek)
Gosek Racing No. 00 (Driver- Joe Gosek)
Gruel Racing No. 50 (Driver- Dave Gruel)
Page Racing No. 18 (Driver- Howard Page)
Osetek Racing Technologies No. 55 (Driver- Keith Shampine)

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule:
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing)
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing)
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing)
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing)
July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing)
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)**
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing)
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)**
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)**
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)**
** - Indicates Double Point Shows

Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

Montpelier Motor Speedway

The United States Auto Club (USAC) will make a pair of noteworthy stops during the 2017 season to the historic Montpelier Motor Speedway on April 22nd and June 6th The first USAC event will bring the always popular and ultra competitive Amsoil USAC National Sprint Cars series to the east central Indiana bull ring on Saturday, April 22nd. The stop will serve as the second USAC national sprint car appearance at the 114 year old racing facility. A second USAC appearance is slated for Tuesday, June 6th and will showcase the first night of Indiana Midget Week, an event featuring 6 consecutive nights of Midget racing spread throughout Indiana speed plants. USAC Midget Week routinely draws the best Midget and moonlighting Sprint drivers from across the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.
In 2016 Amsoil USAC Sprint Car competition, it Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon who picked up the Montpelier feature event win for the famed Hoffman Auto Racing team. Bacon bested a tough field beating Kyle Cummings, Dave Darland, Shane Cottle, and Chase Stockon to the finish line. The win propelled a strong 2016 for Bacon who later who the 2016 USAC National Champion for Sprint Cars.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway, which began racing in 1903 and hosted its first automobile race in 1915, is one of America’s oldest remaining racing facilities. Sprint car racing first came to Montpelier in the late 1940’s in the form of “Big Cars”. While the east central Indiana ¼ mile clay oval has a historic past, the facility has seen many major modern upgrades the past four seasons including new restrooms and bleachers along with the addition of many safety features such as a new catch fence system along with a new front stretch wall, lighting system, and runoff area. The Montpelier Motor Speedway commonly competes weekly on Saturday Nights with its popular Modified and Stock Car divisions, and is also the host to the popular Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series.
USAC is one of the oldest running sprint car sanctioning bodies in the country. From 1956 to 1979, USAC sanctioned the United States National Championship, and from 1956 to 1997, the organization sanctioned the Indianapolis 500.
The who’s-who of USAC is a list of some of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. Former national sprint car champions include Parnelli Jones, A.J. Foyt, Johnny Rutherford, Gary Bettenhausen, Levi Jones, Rich Vogler, Kenny Shrader, Dave Darland, Jack Hewitt, and current NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, J.J. Yeley, Jeff Gordon, Cole Whitt, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman, Josh Wise, and Kyle Larson all competed as USAC regulars. 2015 Indianapolis 500 starter Bryan Clauson is also a two-time USAC sprint car champion.
Qualifying Records
USAC National Sprint Cars – Brady Bacon – 14.199 (April 23, 2016)
USAC National Midgets – Christopher Bell – 14.141 (May 31, 2016)

 

Hirst Lands Podium Finish At Placerville

4/17/17- Roth Motorsports and driver Kyle Hirst “hopped” into the Easter weekend with the anticipation of a full weekend of racing. After rained forced the cancellation of the 410 portion at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA, the Roth team made the 4 hour journey North to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to compete with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT).

With a full field of 63 competitors, the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation #83 machine started the night with an eighth place qualifying effort. The SCCT format would place Hirst on the outside, front row of Heat 3. This lined the #83 up beside pole sitter Shane Golobic. Hirst quickly took control to lead all 10 laps. By virtue of a pill draw, the Paradise, CA native would start on the outside front row of Dash #2. Hirst dominated by leading all 6 laps which earned him the second starting spot in the 40 Lap A-Main Event.

Lining up beside Dash #1 Event winner Rico Abreu, the two would bring the field to the green flag. The duo raced side-by-side for multiple laps with Hirst eventually gaining control off of turn 2 on Lap 5. Hirst led the next 12 laps before the caution flag flew for an incident involving Abreu and Golobic in turn 3. Lap 18 proved to be a pivotal moment in the event lining up beside Kyle Larson for the restart. Larson quickly took control on lap 20 and pulled away to a comfortable lead as Hirst battled for 2nd with Justin Cox. A lap 26 caution would stack the field up once again as Larson pulled away, leaving Hirst and Justin Sanders battling for 2nd. With minimal laps remaining, the #83 and #17 battled for the same line as fourth place Giovanni Scelzi quickly tracked them down. Scelzi’s #41 machine made an outside move on the final lap to take over second as the checkered flag waved. Hirst would hold onto 3rd, earning himself a podium finish.

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance and Astro Titanium for their support in 2017.

SEASON STATS: Races: 11, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 4, Top 10’s: 8

ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will be racing the Peter Murphy Classic in Tulare, CA Friday night with the 360 Sprint Car Challenge Tour and Saturday night with the 410 KWS-NARC Fujitsu Series.

STAY CONNECTED:

Roth Motorsports: Website: www.rothmotorsports83.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports

Twitter: @RothMotorsports

You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

Trenca Kicking Off Patriot Sprint Tour Season Friday at Outlaw Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 18, 2017) - Joe Trenca is ready for points racing, which begins this Friday during the Patriot Sprint Tour season opener.

The Mucci Motorsports competitor will venture to Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., for his first 360ci winged sprint car start of the year after opening the season with four 410ci sprint car races.

"I think racing the 410 will help us this week and moving forward," he said. "We are looking forward to starting the Patriot Sprint Tour season and running with those guys all year. Hopefully we can put together a consistent night and end up front."

Trenca has competed at Outlaw Speedway one time during each of the last two seasons. He placed eighth last year and 10th in 2015.

He is also coming off his season-best result of 15th last Saturday during his second career race at Port Royal Speedway, where he placed fifth in a heat race to line up on the inside of the eighth row in the main event.

"It was nice to get a complete night in after running into the issue that kept us from starting the feature there the previous week," he said. "We moved forward a bit at the start of the race and were battling for a top 10, but we started to have a brake issue. We were able to hang on for 15 th."

The weekend began last Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., where Trenca placed seventh in both a heat race and the B Main.

"It's really, really tough racing those guys," he said. "We didn't put ourselves in a good position and that hurt us. On a positive note we learned more.

"Our goal is to keep improving our 410 program and sometimes you have to take your lumps. I think last weekend was good in terms of what we learned. Now we'll get in the 360 this weekend and try to contend for a win."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 14 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 7 (3); B Main: 7 (8).

April 15 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 15 (15).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, 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 - FK Rod Ends

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

"We're really excited to work with FK Rod Ends again this year," Trenca said. "They have an outstanding track record and we look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

FAST to kick off Fremont Speedway's 67th season

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Fremont Speedway will swing open the gates for the 67th season of racing Saturday, April 22 on Level Performance/Gressman Powersports Night. The opener will include the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro for the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints.

‘We’re excited to get the season under way. Not only will it be a fantastic opener, but we’re pumped about the FAST series and the talent that has signed up to compete for the championships this year,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter and President of the FAST Championship Series.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics kicked off at Attica Raceway Park on April 14. Fremont, Ohio’s D.J. Foos got a late race pass of four time and defending FAST champion Byron Reed to score his first ever series victory.

Foos leads the point standings over Reed, who has won the last three FAST titles, Trey Jacobs, Chris Andrews, Adam Kekich, Brian Lay, Duane Zablocki, Tyler Gunn, Shawn Valenti, Stuart Brubaker, Lee Jacobs, rookie Dan McCarron and Jody Keegan.

“I’d put that roster of talent up against any of the regional series. It’s going to be fun watching the great crop of young drivers battling the veterans all season,” Farmer said.

This is the season opener for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro. Could there be a new champion in 2017, the 7th season for the series? Brubaker and Foos have moved to the 410 sprints, leaving Nate Dussel – a two time FAST champion – and defending series champion Paul Weaver to try and hold off the young guns.

Those planning to run the 305 FAST series in 2017 can get membership forms at www.fastondirt.com.FAST officials will be on hand Saturday at Fremont to collect membership forms and to pass out decal package. Saturday, April 22 is the deadline to register for teams planning to run the FAST 305 series.

Also competing at Fremont Saturday will be the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks and the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models.

“I know there are new truck and late model teams planning to run with us throughout the year,” Farmer said.

Gates open Saturday, April 22 at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for senior citizens; $8 for teens (ages 11-16) with kids under 10 getting in free. Pit passes are $30.

The opener is Fan Favorite Night. Fans can go into the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame and vote on their favorite driver from any of the four divisions. The winning driver will get a pickup truck loaded with racing product.

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

For more on the FAST series go to www.fastondirt.com

 

 

Herrera Posts Runner-Up Result in Sedalia for Sixth Podium of Season

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (April 18, 2017) - Johnny Herrera earned his sixth podium finish of the season last Saturday at Missouri State Fair Speedway, where he ended second during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

The action began with Herrera finishing where he started - second - in a heat race. That was good enough to make the feature redraw, in which Herrera pulled the No. 2 to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"It always helps starting at the front," he said. "We got the early led and set a good pace. We had a good lead. The track was getting slicker in turns three and four. I kept doing what I was doing. Sometimes being in second is a better view. Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) was moving around and the track got cleaned off in turn four lower than where I was running. He got beside me and by me."

Herrera led the first 16 laps before dropping to second.

"We had a restart with about eight laps to go," he said. "I slid him in turn one and he slid me in turns three and four. It was a good race the last few laps. I started moving around and found something a little lower and drove to his left rear coming to the white flag. We were close at the finish line. I barely got beat by half a car at the line."

Herrera's second-place result keeps him ranked second in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings.

"It was disappointing when you lead a lot of that race, but we're making gains on our program," he said. "We need to get just a little better, but overall it's not bad. We'll just try to keep doing what we're doing."

Herrera is scheduled to return to competition this Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and ASCS Red River Region.

In other news, Herrera is seeking a crew member for the remainder of this season. He is competing full time on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and travel is part of the role. Interested parties can email their qualifications and racing history to jherreraracing@aol.com.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 3 wins, 7 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for more than 58 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products including fuel, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets. For more information, visit http://www.ChampionBrands.com.

"I've been with Champion for several years and they have been one of my biggest supporters," Herrera said. "They are great people to work with and their products are second to none."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Competition Suspension Inc., Mesilla Valley Transportation, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Kulhanek Garners Top Five at Gator Motorplex and Top 10 at Jackson Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BYRAM, Miss. (April 18, 2017) - Ray Allen Kulhanek showcased mixed results during a tripleheader weekend.

The action began last Thursday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, where Kulhanek drove a 305ci winged sprint car for Randy Allen. He advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race before maneuvering from 11th to fifth place in the main event.

"At the latter part of the race and especially when we were in traffic we were making up ground," Kulhanek said. "We tried a little different setup and the balance of the car wasn't quite where it needed to be. It was a good finish, but we expect to go out and contend for wins."

Kulhanek returned to his team on Friday to open the King of the Wings doubleheader at Jackson Motor Speedway, where the ASCS Gulf South Region and ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints co-sanctioned the event.

Kulhanek placed second in his heat race and made the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 4 to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"Everybody was railing the top," he said. "We were just as good, but we weren't going anywhere so I started making the bottom work. I jumped into second and started running Brian (Bell) down. I was battling with him in lapped traffic. We had a legit shot to win. Late in the race we had a caution and took back off on the restart. I was racing hard with Michael Miller for second and I got punted coming out of turn four by another driver. We restarted at the back and passed five, six, seven cars to get to 11th with a green-white-checkered finish. I should have been in the top three and had a good enough car to win."

Kulhanek rebounded from the incident to post an 11th-place finish.

The event concluded on Saturday when he picked up a position to finish fourth in a heat race. That started Kulhanek on the inside of the seventh row in the main event.

"The car came in way too late in the race," he said. "We went back to where we were the night before. We were ok, but we weren't great. We'll have to work harder to get stuff like that figured out."

Kulhanek drove from 13th to an eighth-place result, which was his fourth top 10 of the season. He continues to lead the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings.

Kulhanek is scheduled to return to action May 5 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and May 6 at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 13 - Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 5 (11).

April 14 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 11 (4).

April 15 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 8 (13).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 5 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and May 6 at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kulhanek_Ray

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

APPAREL -

Kulhanek will have apparel available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Texas Rotating Equipment

Based in Dayton, Texas, Texas Rotating Equipment is an industrial turbine services and repairs company for oil companies.

"Texas Rotating Equipment has partnered with us the past couple of years and it has really helped our team out," Kulhanek said. "We appreciate their support and hope to represent them in Victory Lane a lot this season."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Big Bass Tour, Texas Rotating Equipment, Alcon Construction, GoPro, J&J Auto Racing, Miller's RV Park, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Smiley's Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, C4 Graphics, Simpson Race Products and Marvin and Peggy Pearson for their support.

 

 

Hagar Claims Pair of Fourth-Place Finishes During King of the Wings Event

Inside Line Promotions - BYRAM, Miss. (April 18, 2017) - Derek Hagar captured a pair of fourth-place finishes last weekend during the King of the Wings event at Jackson Motor Speedway, where he has at least one top-five result during each of the last five years.

Hagar opened the ASCS Gulf South Region and ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints doubleheader on Friday by winning a heat race after starting third. That earned enough points to lock into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the second-highest number - seven - to start the main event seventh.

"We didn't have a lot of green flag runs," he said. "It took 45 minutes to get the 25-lap feature over. By the time we'd get in the groove we'd have a caution. We got up to third and had a green-white-checkered finish and Marshall Skinner got by me so we settled for fourth."

The fourth-place result locked Hagar into the feature redraw for Saturday's show. This time he pulled the No. 2 to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"Me and Marshall ran two or three laps side by side for the lead," he said. "We had a restart and I went to the bottom and got zinged around on the top by Brian Bell. We rode around trying to search. (Tim) Crawley ended up getting by us halfway through the race. We just had a fourth-place car. It was kind of an off night for us."

Hagar finished fourth for the second straight night. It was his fifth top five of the season.

"It was a good weekend for us," he said. "People would love to have weekends like that. I wish we could have had better main event results, but we learned some setup stuff that didn't work that we tried. We're trying to find that extra edge."

Hagar is borrowing a 410ci engine from Eric Riggins Jr. to be able to compete this Friday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series before tackling the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series show on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., in his midget.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 14 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 4 (7).

April 15 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Feature: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing

Since 2002, B&D Towing and Recovery, which is located in Marion, Ark., has been the exclusive source for professional towing, recovery and transport by major Memphis truck dealerships, parcel delivery companies, nationwide trucking firms and more. For more information, visit http://www.BnDTowing.com.

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

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

 

 

Dancer Happy With Weekend Performances at Limaland and Attica

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (April 18, 2017) - Shawn Dancer is pleased with his results from last weekend, when the action began on Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, with the NRA Sprint Invaders.

"We finally had a good night," Dancer said. "We drew a bad pill, which made us start in the back of our heat race, but we ended up fifth."

A car spun in front of Dancer in the heat and he got tangled a bit, but he was able to earn a fifth-place result. He started 14th in the A Main and made his way up to fifth place before losing his brakes with only a few laps remaining.

"We fell back a bit after the brakes went out and we finished eighth," he said. "Overall, it was a good night. The car was great, probably the best car I've had in a long time."

The eighth-place result was Dancer's first top-10 finish of the season.

The weekend concluded on Saturday when Dancer competed with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica Raceway Park.

"We went out 12th for qualifying and timed eighth out of 47 cars," he said. "Our time started us third in our heat race and we made it to the front to grab the win."

Dancer's heat race win locked him into a dash, in which he started fourth and finished second.

"That was the first time I'd been in a dash with the All Stars so that was pretty cool," he said.

Dancer, who lined up fourth in the A Main, ran well for the first part of the feature. He fell back a couple of spots, but maintained a top-10 position.

"We were getting passed on the high side so I decided to move up the track," he said. "I just entered turn three a little too hard and blew it off the corner and that pretty much ended our night."

Dancer was able to tag the tail of the field for the last couple of laps and bring home a 19th-place finish.

"We'll take it as a great weekend and keep building off of that," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 14 - Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio - Heat race: 5 (-); Feature: 8 (14).

April 15 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 2 (4); Feature: 19 (4).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, with the NRA Sprint Invaders

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Friedrich Lawn Care

"Bob and Jamie at Friedrich Lawn Care handle anything from seeding to taking care of your lawn," Dancer said. "They planted the grass at our house and it's probably the best lawn in the neighborhood. They're great people and easy to work with."

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

 

 

Half Dozen DHR Suspension Clients Win in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (April 18, 2017) - DHR Suspension clients have been busy visiting Victory Lane during the last two weeks.

Alan Brown garnered his first career win with DHR Suspension last Saturday, when five different drivers scored a triumph. Brown picked up the modifieds triumph at Little River Speedway in Nashoba, Okla.

Drew Armstrong, who was driving for Norman Fletcher in the super stocks class, was victorious at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the fourth straight weekend.

T.J. Hughes won a late model feature driving for Jamie Otts at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Nathan Brown was also a winner that night at Riverside International Speedway, where he claimed a stock car victory.

Eddie Gallagher captured the 305ci winged sprint car triumph at Riverside International Speedway that evening. Gallagher also won on April 8 at Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tenn.

Tyler Newcombe drove into the Winner's Circle on April 8 at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark., where he claimed the modifieds main event.

Additionally, Jordon Mallett set quick time during both USCS Series races last weekend at Flomaton Speedway in Flomaton, Ala.

To learn more about the company, message DHR Suspension at http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact or call 901-268-5612.

Teams, be sure to submit your feature wins each week to DerekHagarRacing@yahoo.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHR-Suspension-1564755937106851/?fref=ts

DHR SUSPENSION -

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for nine years.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints.

 

 

Kevin Swindell and Bayston Capture First Feature Win Together During All Star Show at Attica

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (April 18, 2017) - It was only a few months ago when Kevin Swindell was scrambling to piece together his winged sprint car program.

A partnership with Spencer Bayston at the end of the 2016 season yielded strong results and the team entered this year with lofty expectations. However, not many people predicted the Swindell Speed Lab backed team would reach Victory Lane in only its 11th race.

That dream was achieved last Saturday when Bayston led the final 27 laps during the HD Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park to capture the team's first career win at the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event.

"It's definitely a big deal," Swindell said. "It validates the effort and the time and spending the money. To go up there and race with those guys, Ohio is not an easy place to win a race, to do it in the fashion we did was big."

The victory was set up by a strong showing last Friday during the opening night of the doubleheader. Bayston qualified third quickest and placed third in a heat race before he maneuvered from eighth to third in the FAST 410 Series main event.

"As soon as we rolled the car out we were fast," he said. "We were really, really fast in qualifying and in the heat race. In the feature I was able to run where other guys weren't running and made it work. After having that much speed I knew we had a shot to run in the top three again on Saturday."

The team kicked off the All Star portion of the event by timing in fourth quickest overall on Saturday. Bayston, who was third quickest in his group, won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That advanced him into the dash, where he picked up a position to finish fourth.

"We made sure we got the car plenty tight for the feature," Swindell said. "We hit it right and it looked easy. I was amazed at how easy it looked. I was shocked myself that we hit it that good.

"We had two yellows early and then we made a few good laps off the second restart and got to third. We ran down (Cole) Duncan and (Carson) Macedo racing. We got Duncan right before that caution came out. When Macedo broke it opened it up for us."

Bayston, who had climbed into second place by Lap 11, inherited the lead on Lap 14 and he never looked back.

"As soon as we took the green I knew we had a good car," he said. "I was able to get to third pretty quick and maneuver through traffic pretty well. I ran second down and was able to pass him. On the restart I was able to slide Carson for the lead. He got back by me. It would have been fun battling with him, but he dropped out with a blown motor. After that I was trying to be smooth and hit my marks.

"With the program we put together last year, they've worked so hard to get this put together. It's definitely a confidence booster for the rest of this season. Hopefully it's a sign of how the rest of the year will go."

The win marked three straight podiums for the team, which set a new track record before running second on April 7 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.

The team will take this weekend off before returning to competition on April 28 at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., and April 29 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 7 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 2 (1).

April 14 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 3 (8).

April 15 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 1 (7).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 28 at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., and April 29 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems

Based in Concord, N.C., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems manufactures custom seats and distributes a variety of racing accessories, including seat mounts, padding, belts and restraints, steering wheels and helmets. For additional information, visit http://www.ButlerBuilt.net.

"ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems has some of the safest and most comfortable safety equipment available," Swindell said. "I encourage everyone to give the ButlerBuilt team a call to learn more about being safe and comfortable in a race car."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Mike Curb and Curb Records, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Arai Helmets, Racing Optics, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components, High Performance Lubricants and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Mingus Produces Best Weekend of His Dirt Career at Attica

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (April 18, 2017) - Kevin Mingus put together the best showing of his young dirt sprint car racing career during the HD Supply Spring Nationals last weekend at Attica Raceway Park.

Mingus raced his way into the 305ci winged sprint car A Main both nights and even led a lap in Saturday's feature.

"This weekend was a real confidence booster," he said. "I got to lead a few laps and experience what clean air is and I got to battle with one of the best 305 sprint car drivers in the country in John Ivy and I learned a lot. We have come a long, long way in a very short time. We've only had 20 dirt races under our belts."

The weekend began on Friday, when Mingus started sixth in his heat race and finished seventh.

"I got crossed up and hit the curb and it broke the torsion stop and we lost the entire torsion bar," he said. "We scrambled to get the car fixed. It was tough to get the arm angles right, but we were able to transfer out of the B Main for the first time on dirt. We battled through some adversity and finished in a transfer spot, which gave me a ton of confidence."

After his third-place showing in the B Main, Mingus started 18th in the A Main and he drove it up to a 13th-place result.

Saturday showcased the finale and Mingus drew a great pill to start on the pole of his heat race. He finished second to advance into the feature redraw, in which he drew another good pill to start on the pole for the feature.

"I got to lead a lap and battle up front for a while," he said. "That was the best feeling in the world. I got a little too excited and drove in and hit some oil and spun. We ended up 16th, but I learned a lot again. We are making the right adjustments on the car and communicating well. My uncle, who worked on asphalt late models and modifieds in Alaska and out west, is back home after 35 years. He helped us a bunch. The chemistry on the team and the communication between us is starting to gel.

"We got the car all wrapped with all the new sponsors. That set the tone for the weekend. We look like a real race team and that has given us all a boost. I've also been doing a lot of iRacing and they let us put our setups on the car and it really has helped me."

Mingus plans to race this Friday at Attica Raceway Park and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, to kick off that track's season. It is also the opening night for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Series presented by Engine Pro.

"The more seat time the better," he said. "We will be racing with a bit of a heavy heart. We just found out my aunt has cancer and isn't doing well. When we raced asphalt and won the Buckeye Super Sprint Series she sponsored us and the series with her business, the Pie Factory. She would want us to keep plugging away so we're determined to do just that for her."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 14 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 13 (18).

April 15 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 16 (1).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 win, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kear's Speed Shop

Kear's Speed Shop was founded by Chuck and Shirley Kear in 1969 at its present location in Tiffin, Ohio. You can build your winning race car and outfit your driver from Kear's large inventory. Kears Speed Shop also has three trucks that service your needs at the local tracks. For more information, visit http://www.KearsSpeedShop.com.

"When we had our torsion bar issue Friday I ran down to the Kear's truck and Micki (Tusing) knew exactly what I needed to get back out on the track and have a successful night," Mingus said. "It's great to have a parts truck with someone who has been at this long enough to know what we need."

Mingus would also like to thank Huber Machine Werx, DB3 Imaging, Mid-America Chemical Corporation, Apple Girl Art, Jamie and Austin Neel, Hillbilly Rod Shop, Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental, K1 Race Gear and FK Rod Ends for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Pumped for World of Outlaws Season Debut in West Memphis and Pevely This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (April 18, 2017) - Brandon Hanks will make his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season debut this weekend.

Hanks is slated to compete on Friday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz and on Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Spring Classic with the series.

"It's been a long time since I've been in the 410," he said. "I just need a decent run to build my confidence up. I want to make the show and try to move forward as best as we can each night."

Hanks finished 10th in a 360ci winged sprint car last season during his most recent visit to Riverside International Speedway. However, Friday will mark his first-ever 410 race at the track.

"I've never run a 410 there," he said. "I feel like a World of Outlaws race will be a lot different than normal. They're predicting rain this week so I think we'll have a hooked up and fast track, something I haven't seen in a while there. I have a lot of family and friends who are going to come because it's a home track so I'm excited and ready to go. I wish it was Friday already."

Hanks made his debut at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 last August during the Ironman 55. He made the main event and finished 22nd.

"That race track will make you a man," he said. "That's one of the fastest tracks I've been to. It's unreal. What took me by surprise last year was the feel of the speed. That place is so banked. With the limited races I've run in the 410, even when that track was slick it was like you could hold it on the floor and put it on top. I think getting past that shock of the speed, knowing what to expect this time, will put me in a better position."

Hanks has raced a 410 winged sprint car only five times - all last season - in his career. He placed 18th during his World of Outlaws debut and 11th during his National Sprint League debut. His best finish with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions is 19th .

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Spring Classic with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanks-Motorsports/135263046488177

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Performance Powder Coating

Performance Powder Coating is a powder coating business owned by the Hanks family. Located in Burlison, Tenn., Performance Powder Coating works on everything from race cars to street vehicles.

"My family owns Performance Powder Coating," Hanks said. "Without this business and my family I wouldn't be able to race sprint cars and I wouldn't know all of the great friends that I have met through racing."

Hanks would also like to thank D&B Farms, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.

 

 

White Records Best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Result of Season in Sedalia

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (April 18, 2017) - Harli White garnered her best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour finish of the season last Saturday at Missouri State Fair Speedway.

"We got the motor running so that was our No. 1 concern," she said. "It ran well all day long."

White finished where she started - fourth - in a heat race to open the event at the half-mile oval.

"We got up to third at one time, but we got passed at the end," she said. "That didn't help our points so we started 14th in the main event.

"I passed a couple of cars to end 12th. There wasn't a whole lot of passing. The track ended up taking rubber in one corner and we ran the cushion in the other corner. It was like two different tracks. Finishing 12 th and looking at the results of people who finished in front of me, there's so much competition on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this year."

The 12th-place finish was three positions better than White's previous top result with the series.

"I'm learning stuff every time I go on the race track," she said. "There's going to be ups and downs, but we need to continually learn and try to get better each time out."

White is slated to compete this Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and ASCS Red River Region.

"There will be a lot of cars so my goal is to make the show both nights," she said. "That's our No. 1 goal and then we'll go forward from there."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 12 (14).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"I love all Lucas Oil products," White said. "They have supported us for a few years. Every product they have is awesome. We run their oil and use their tire and wheel cleaner. We use everything Lucas Oil based that we can."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Mesilla Valley Transportation, The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Baughman Runs into Tough Luck During ASCS National Tour Event in Missouri

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (April 18, 2017) - Josh Baughman's night ended early last Saturday at Missouri State Fair Speedway, where he ran into bad luck during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

Baughman began the event by drawing a high pill, which lined him up near the rear of his heat race on the half-mile oval.

"We started at the back of the heat and only passed one car," he said. "That put us toward the back of the A Main."

Baughman advanced from seventh to sixth place in the heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the eighth row for the main event.

"We were up to ninth or 10th about 10 laps into the feature when a rock hit the quick connect on the brakes and broke it so I had to pull in," he said. "It pushed all the fluid out and I didn't have any brakes. I pushed the brakes and the pedal went to the floor so I pulled in. We're going too fast to be racing without brakes."

Baughman was credited with a 21st-place result.

He is slated to compete this Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and ASCS Red River Region.

"We need to put ourselves in position and have some luck," he said. "We've struggled on the luck side this year. The team has worked hard and prepared well, but we haven't caught the breaks. With a little luck we should have a great finish."

Baughman finished fifth at the track during his debut in 2014.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 21 (15).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hollywood Blasting & Coating

Hollywood Blasting & Coating, which is based in Midland, Texas, is renowned as the most affordable and reliable show in town for their industrial coatings, industrial painting and oilfield sandblasting. For more information, visit http://www.HollywoodCoating.com .

"I want to thank the employees at Hollywood Blasting & Coating for their support of our race team," Baughman said.

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, Beard Equipment, PPG, Precision Catalyst, B&H Industrial Supplies, Bombshell Designs, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, HMS Motorsports, Schroth Racing, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Engler Machine & Tool, Bosch, Car & Fleet, Kistler Racing Engines and Moss Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

URSS Colorado Region 2017 Season Opener Saturday at CMSP

The 2017 United Rebel Sprint Series Colorado Region will kick of this Saturday at Colorado Motorsports Park in Byers Colorado. The challenging 3/8’s mile oval will bring out the best of the URSS drivers to battle for points, bragging rights and the trophy. Last season saw a spirited battle between three drivers with the top three by a mere twenty six points.

Defending 2016 Colorado Region Champion Zach Blurton took the title last season by a slime 16 point margin over 2015 National Rookie of the Year Austin Mclean. Blurton used three wins, one runner-up and two sixth place finishes taking the title. Blurton also raced his way to the 2016 Runner Up spot in the URSS Kansas Region and a 4th place finish in the URSS National standings.

Austin Mclean picked up the runner up slot in the Colorado Region with solid top ten runs at all of the Regions races highlighted by one win, two runner-up and two fifth places finishes. The 2015 URSS Rookie of the Year looks to build on his past seasons accomplishments to once again vie for the Championship.

Justin Medlock finished a scant ten points behind Mclean to pick up the third spot last season. Medlock used a string of top ten finishes including picking up his first URSS Region win at the June 25th CMSP race last season along with scoring two runner-ups and a fifth place finish.

Scott Rhoades made the most out of his first year in a Sprint Car by picking up both the 2016 National and Colorado Rookie of the Year titles. Rhoades made the most of his first season by finishing in the top ten four times out of the six regional events cracking the top five on August 25th. Look for Scott to build on his 2016 accomplishments this season as the Colorado Region continues to grow.

Despite sitting out several races with a neck injury Mark Walinder rounds out the top five of the 2016 Region points. The “Ageless Wonder” scored all top ten finishes in the five races he took part in highlighted by a runner up finish in the season opener. Look for the Mighty Quinn Racing team to score some more podium finishes this season.

The URSS Sprint Cars will be on the race card this Saturday night along with the Nesmith Late Models, Sport Mods, Street Stocks and the Xtreme Trucks. Gates open at 5pm with races starting at 7pm. Admission is Adults: $15 - 12 & under: $8 - Military & Seniors (with ID): $13 - and Pit Pass: $30. Colorado Motor Sports Park is the newest dirt oval track in Colorado, conveniently located at I-70 and exit 322, east of Denver.

For all of your informational needs visit the United Rebel Sprint Series on Facebook or check out the Official URSS website at www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com for schedule updates, rules, race recaps, driver info and much more.

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Scelzi Heading to Thunderbowl Raceway This Weekend for Peter Murphy Classic

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (April 18, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi is excited to return to one of his favorite tracks this weekend.

Scelzi will invade Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on Friday and Saturday for the Peter Murphy Classic. On Friday night he will compete in a 360ci winged sprint car during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion of the event before piloting a 410ci winged sprint car in Saturday's King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series race.

"Whenever you go to Tulare you have to work your confidence up because it's a daunting place," he said. "I drive better the longer the weekend goes because I get more comfortable. Whoever can run the fence the hardest wins. That's the mindset I'm going in with."

Scelzi was victorious at the track in April of 2013 and he placed a season-best 12th at the bullring earlier this year with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"We moved forward and had really good speed earlier this year," he said. "The biggest thing is you have to unload quick and qualify well. If we can do that and get through the heat race we can be a contender."

Scelzi competed last Saturday at Placerville Speedway with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

"It was one of those nights when anything that could go wrong did," he said. "When we hot lapped we weren't turning RPMs and didn't have speed. We changed the gear thinking the engine wasn't getting revved up enough. That made it worse so we didn't qualify well."

Scelzi, who was driving for Nick McColloch, qualified seventh quickest in his group.

"We changed the ignition box, spark plugs, pretty much everything you can change to get a car to run," Scelzi said. "We had no speed in the heat race and didn't transfer through. Then in the B Main we went into turns one and two on the second lap and a car spun in front of us. We had nowhere to go and got a flat right rear tire that ended our night."

Scelzi placed seventh in his heat race and was unable to finish the B Main.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: DNF (12).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a premier sprint car organization formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com .

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as the entire Roth team for their support," Scelzi said. "It's much appreciated and great to be associated with them."

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

 

 

McMahan Puts Destiny Motorsports on World of Outlaws Podium in Texas

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though he was extremely pleased to finish second on Thursday night in Willis, TX, Paul McMahan still doesn’t like how second place feels. Battling up front all night long, McMahan earned a hard fought second place finish at Gator Motorplex after leading laps late in the race.

“As much as second feels good for this team, it still is a bittersweet finish because nobody likes to finish second,” Paul McMahan said with a smile. “It was a good night for our team, and as I have been saying, things are coming together.”

Taking to the Gator Motorplex on Thursday night as a make up date from earlier this year, McMahan would get the night started off well as he timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants No. 4 entry in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Battling with Donny Schatz in heat race action, McMahan would finish in the second spot and punch his ticket into the nightly Dash where a third place finish would put him in the second row for the feature event.

When the race came to life, McMahan would find himself running up front as he would battle with Brad Sweet, and Schatz in the early goings of the ‘A’.

As the leaders came into traffic, McMahan looked to get even stronger and was able to use the low line of the speedway to get under both Schatz and Jason Sides and take over the race lead.

Out front, McMahan would look strong though would soon feel pressure from David Gravel. Able to keep Gravel at bay, a late restart would see Gravel get the best of him with 10-laps to go, though McMahan would hang on and record his best finish with Destiny Motorsports, second.

Heading to Mesquite, TX on Friday night to take to the Devil’s Bowl Speedway, McMahan would get off to a slow start as he timed in 21st fastest in qualifying time trials.

Running fifth in the third heat race, McMahan would advance to the feature event where he would line up in the eighth row for the 25-lap affair. With the track struggling to widen out in the feature event, passing would be tough at times from the back of the pack.

Again battling with David Gravel and Donny Schatz in the feature, McMahan would finish in the 15th spot.

Saturday night would see the Destiny Motorsports team time in 15th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Advancing from fifth to fourth in his heat race, the Nashville, TN resident would line up in the sixth row for the 30-lap Lanny Edwards Memorial feature event.

A narrow surface in the feature event would again make passing tough, but McMahan would pick up a few spots in the early goings of the feature event as he found himself running in the 11th position.

Continuing to run 11th, traffic would factor into this finish late in the race. With a car changing lanes in front of him, McMahan would be force to check up and he would lose two spots and finish in the 13th spot.

“Willis, Texas was good for us, and in Devil’s Bowl I just struggled to get us timed in,” McMahan added. “The way the track was you really needed to be up towards the front to be in the game, and we weren’t. Good to have a solid finish on Thursday, and now we will get some time back at our home shop, and see what we can do this weekend. Can’t thank Rick, and Barb Rogers, as well as my guys, enough for all they do for this race team.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Kieizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-10.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will travel to Riverside International Speedway on Friday night and to I-55 Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

Rilat Works Bugs Out of 410 Program During World of Outlaws Season Debut

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 18, 2017) - Travis Rilat worked hard to get his race car dialed in during his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season debut last Friday at the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

"It was our first 410 race of the season so there were some things we needed to work through," he said. "We were having some trouble early with the bleeders. Every time we went on the track they were good for a few laps and then we'd back up once the car freed up."

Rilat qualified 27th quickest during the opening round of the doubleheader at Devil's Bowl Speedway. He then advanced from ninth to seventh place in a heat race, which was only one position shy of locking into the main event. However, Rilat maneuvered from ninth to sixth place in the Last Chance Showdown to garner the final transfer into the main event.

"I think we finally got the bleeders figured out before the main event," he said. "We passed five or six cars on the first lap. The car was going to be really good, but it didn't work out. Another driver drove off the track and he was coming back on. His left front tire and our right rear collided."

The contact in turns one and two on the second lap of the race resulted in Rilat flipping. His night ended early with a 24th-place result and the team was finished racing for the weekend.

"It junked the car," he said. "We will need to rebuild it before the next race."

Rilat will take the next two weekends off before resuming competition on May 5 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, for the 2nd annual Gene Adamchik Memorial and May 6 at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, for the 5th annual Nolan Wren Memorial with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 14 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 6 (9); Feature: 24 (24).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

May 5 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, for the 2nd annual Gene Adamchik Memorial and May 6 at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, for the 5th annual Nolan Wren Memorial with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - MDS Boring & Drilling

MDS Boring & Drilling is located in Houston, Texas, and has been one of the leading road boring contractors in the pipeline industry for more than 35 years. For more information, visit http://www.MDSDrilling.com.

"We are excited to have MDS Boring & Drilling as part of the team," Rilat said. "I look forward to visiting Victory Lane several times this year with MDS Boring & Drilling."

Rilat would also like to thank Worfe Chevrolet, Shop the BOSS, Shark Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning for their continued support.

 

 

Austin Liggett Third at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Checking into Placerville Speedway for the fourth C&H Veteran Enterprises Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints Series event of the 2017 season, Austin Liggett and the Brian Sperry Racing team would pick up a very hard fought third place finish.

“Overall it was another great night for our race team,” Liggett said. “We were in a good position in the feature event, but Klint Simpson didn’t make any mistakes, and I ended up losing some ground trying to make something happen.”

With 31 cars on hand at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Liggett would get things kicked off by timing the C&H Veteran Enterprises/Excel Environmental Services/Benic Enterprises backed No. 51 machine in second fastest in time trials.

Going from fourth to first during his heat race, the Tracy, CA driver would continue to show his strength in the Dash as he advanced from sixth to finish in the third spot.

On an extremely slick Placerville Speedway, Liggett would line up in the second row for the 25-lap feature event. Getting into the second spot initially, Liggett would go to work on the early leader, Klint Simpson.

Trying everything he could to get around Simpson, passing would prove to be at a premium on this night. A mid race restart would see Liggett make a bobble in turns one and two, and it would result in him falling back to the fourth spot.

Now with his work cut out for him, Liggett would go to work on Kalib Henry and Casey McClain as they were able to get by him. Able to get by Henry in the closing laps, Liggett would be unable to get back to the second spot and ended his night with a third place finish.

“Brian Sperry and my dad gave me a fast racecar, but we just weren’t fast enough to make something spectacular happen,” Liggett added. “Klint drove a great race, and we congratulate those guys.”

Brian Sperry Racing would like to thank C&H Veteran Enterprises, Excel Environmental Services, Benic Enterprise, Santomauro Racing Products, Jarrett Soares Racing, and Bailey Bros. Racing Engines for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-4, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Liggett and the Brian Sperry Racing team will now get a bit of a break as they are not scheduled to return to action until May 27th at the Stockton Dirt Track.

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

 

 

Bergman Hunting for Big Prize This Weekend During Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (April 18, 2017) - Seth Bergman is eyeing a big prize this weekend when he heads to Kansas for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout.

The two-day event, which runs Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, pays $15,000 to the winner of the NCRA and ASCS Red River Region co-sanctioned main event.

"Someone is going to come out of next weekend with a nice addition to their bank account," he said. "I think we can be a contender and it'd certainly help our race team to come away with a big prize like that."

Bergman won during his most recent visit to the track in May of 2015. He also placed sixth there that same season and he posted a third-place result in 2013.

"We haven't raced there a lot, but we have produced some good laps and strong results in the past so that's always a confidence booster," he said.

Bergman is coming off a frustrating finish to a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event last Saturday at Missouri State Fair Speedway.

He charged from seventh to third place in a heat race to earn a spot in the feature redraw. Bergman pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row. He battled for at top five most of the race before a mechanical problem sidelined him on Lap 18.

Bergman, who finished 17th, ranks fifth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings. However, he is only 88 points behind second place.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 17 (6).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young Tools

Young Tools is a company within the oil industry that is located in Drumright, Okla.

"I'm glad to be associated with Tim and have him and everyone from Young Tools on board," Bergman said. "He's a great guy and is passionate about racing. He's a good friend of mine and it's nice to have him as part of the race team."

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

 


 

Johnson Earns Eighth-Place Finish During Non-Wing Sprint Car Season Debut

Inside Line Promotions - BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (April 18, 2017) - Chase Johnson produced a top-10 result during his non-wing sprint car season debut last Saturday at Bakersfield Speedway.

Johnson, who was driving for Shawn and Cyndi Thomas, kicked off the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series event by qualifying 12th quickest.

"We showed up with a completely new and untested shock package," he said. "We weren't too sure what to expect or how off or close we'd be. We ended up being pretty close. I felt like the first half of the night was me getting reacquainted with how the non-wing car felt. I think we got on our feet pretty fast."

Johnson placed fifth in a heat race, which locked him into the 12 th starting position for the main event.

"We got up to sixth or seventh at one point in the feature," he said. "It was quite wild in the middle of the pack. There was a lot of racing going on and a lot of traffic. At times we were up to sixth or seventh and then fell back to 10th."

Johnson battled inside the top 10 throughout the feature before closing with an eighth-place finish.

"I feel like it was a good start for us, a good opening night to see where we're at," he said. "I think we were fast enough to enter into the top five. We'll get better the more laps we run."

Johnson said his next non-wing event is the first weekend in May. However, he and the team will compete next Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 8 (12).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has No. 68 t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as Chase Johnson shirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Newman Freeman Racing

During the 1976 auto racing season, actor Paul Newman became interested in forming a professional auto racing team and contacted Bill Freeman from Santa Barbara. Freeman is credited as the man who introduced Newman to professional auto racing management and their company specialized in Can-Am, Indy Cars and other high performance racing automobiles.

"To represent such a historic and successful race team is a true honor," Johnson said. "With their great success in road course racing, I am proud to add to their list as they have expanded their visions into supporting my racing efforts. In honor of the late Paul Newman, Bill and I continue to race on in his honor while carrying the Newman Freeman Racing name."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, PitStopUSA, Flowmaster, Woodland NAPA Auto Parts, VanLare Steering Repair, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bell Helmets, Champion Machine, Swift Metal Finishing, Shifty Illusions, Oroville Cycle and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.

 

NUVUfuels Dual on Dirt - SOD Dirty 30 and AELMT Yellow Hose 40

ERIE, MI (April 18, 2017) – For the first time ever, Michigan’s two premier racing series, the American Ethanol Late Model Tour and the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP, will join forces to present MIchigan race fans with a spectacular dual race program. The NUVUfuels Dual on Dirt will be run at I-96 Speedway on Friday, May 26. For the full Dual on Dirt story, go to www.motorcityracing.co/dualondirt.

The AELMT portion of the Dual kicks off its 2017 season headlined by the Yellow Hose 40. The AELMT made two appearances at I-96 in 2016. 2010 DIRTcar Racing UMP Late Model National Champion Rusty Schlenk was victorious in both shows

The SOD portion of the Dual will be headlined by the Dirty 30. In SOD’s lone appearance at I-96 last year on August 20th, “Mad Max” Stambaugh won over 2016 SOD Champion Brian Smith and Stevie Irwin.

Motor City Racing Promotions (MCRP) is the event management group and promoter of the inaugural Dual on Dirt as this historic race day. To learn more about Motor City Racing Promotions, go to www.motorcityracing.co or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/motorcityracingpromotions.

Dual on Dirt event sponsor NUVUfuels, LLC is dedicated to advancing biofuel production by implementing management, energy efficiency, technology and operational improvements. Get to know them at www.nuvufuels.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nuvufuels.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Sponsor), MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), and XYZ Machining (Season Sportman & Crew Chief Sponsor). In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

TEXAS TRIO: Gravel Grabs Fourth Outlaw Win of the Season at Gator Motorplex
Solid nights at Devils Bowl pushes the CJB crew into events in Arkansas & Missouri

CARLISLE, PA. - April 18, 2017 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series descended on the Gator Motorplex for the first time in series history on Thursday, April 13th. Fans in the stands for the inaugural event were certainly treated to an amazing show as CJB Motorsports driver David Gravel charged from 10th to 1st by lap 30 of the 40-lap feature event. Driver #5 held on and claimed his fourth Outlaw win of the season after timing in 13th.

"I started tenth and was in second before I knew it," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "I knew it was a 40-lap race. I tried to be really patient with Paul [McMahan]. The curve got really, really, really tricky as the race went on, and I almost bit the wall a couple of times."



(Click here for highlights from Gator Motorplex.)
After the event at Gator Motorplex, the tour headed to the Dallas metro area and the Devils Bowl Speedway for the Texas Outlaw Nationals. For Friday, Gravel and the team timed in 22nd and had to battle their way to the feature through the B-main.

"We had an off night," said Gravel. "Those do happen from time to time and it was the first time we've had to goto the B this year. That's pretty good statement for our team. We're not really happy about it but we rebounded, made the show and made up some ground in the feature."

Hoping for a better result the following night, Gravel and his team came reloaded and ready to fire for the $20,000-to-win Lanny Edwards Memorial event. The #5 machine timed in 9th, made the dash and sat on the pole for the nights' feature event.

"I cleared a lot of lap cars really good, and then I got to Shane (Stewart) and I just couldn't do anything with him," said Gravel, who currently sits 2nd in the series points standings, only 44 markers behind Donny Schatz. "He was running the bottom in 3 and 4. I tried to pass him on the outside, and obviously, the bottom of three and four was the best lane to be in. That's where Brad was. That's just the advantage sometimes of sitting back there watching, seeing what happens."

(Click here for highlights from Devils Bowl Speedway.)

The Midwest barnstorming continues for the team and the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' as stops at Riverside International Speedway near West Memphis, Ark. on Friday, April 21st and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 near Pevely, Mo. on Saturday, April 22nd.

"A couple of good tracks coming up for us for sure," said Gravel. "Riverside will be fun. Pevely is always a good time and Barry usually has a great car for us anytime we go there. We won the Prelude to the Ironman there last year. I'm looking forward to getting another trophy from there."

2017 STATS:

Events: 22

Quick Times: 3

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 14

Top-10's: 18

Heat Race Wins: 3

Dash Wins: 3

Average Time Trial: 8.6

Average A-main finish: 6.1

Total Laps Led: 116

BOX SCORE:

Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "B" start "B" finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led
4/13/2017 Gator Motorplex 13 5 4 10 1 11
4/14/2017 Devils Bowl 22 8 9 4 3 21 14 0
4/15/2017 Devils Bowl 9 3 2 1 1 1 2 0

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:
For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

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

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

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

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

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

Greg DeCaires Opens 2017 Season with Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Mother Nature delayed Greg DeCaries and the Dale Miller Motorsports team’s 2017 season opener. Rather than kicking their campaign off during the scheduled weekly points opener at Placerville Speedway one week ago, the team kicked their season off with 62 other cars during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour event at the speedway on Saturday night.

“It was quite the shakedown night, but it felt good to get back in the Wesmar powered ART car,” Greg DeCaires said.

Getting his night kicked off by timing in fourth fastest in his qualifying group, DeCaires would line the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Thompson’s Auto Center/RedHawk Casino No. 4SA sprinter up on the front row of his heat race.

In an action packed heat race, DeCaires would find himself battling with Andy Forsberg and Rico Abreu for a Dash spot, and would end up finishing third and advancing to the 40-lap feature event.

Though he missed out on a Dash berth, the Elk Grove, CA driver would find himself 16th on the starting grid on an extremely slick and slippery Placerville Speedway racing surface.

With countless laps around the ¼ mile bullring, DeCaires used his veteran savvy to work his way forward. Picking off a car a lap it seemed, DeCaires would find himself in the sixth spot and looking for more just past the race’s halfway point.

On the 26th lap however, DeCaires would admittedly get greedy as he fought for the fifth spot and it would result in him spinning his machine to a stop and bringing out the yellow flag.

Restarting from the tail of the field with 14 laps left in the race, DeCaires would pick up a few positions as he ended the night with a 16th place finish.

“Everything felt really good, and we really have a strong engine under the hood of our car this year,” DeCaires said. “We worked our way forward pretty good, and I just got a little greedy at the end. I felt really competitive in the feature, and I’m confident we will come back strong next week to kick our point season off.”

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Thompson’s Auto Center, RedHawk Casino, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, King Racing Products, Smith Titanium, Amerikote, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal & Fabrication, Vortex Wings, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 1, Wins- 0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-0

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will again be in action at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

More Racing Leads To More Winning With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: Mother Nature is slowly allowing more tracks to get their seasons kicked off, and more racing has led to more winning for KSE Racing Products.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series made their way back to the Midwest after an extended trip out West. In three races in the Lonestar state, the series produced three different winners.

Thursday night at Gator Motorplex, David Gravel got past Paul McMahan late to grab the win, before Jason Johnson dominated the first night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Saturday night, Gravel got a taste of his own medicine as Brad Sweet used his KSE Racing Products to make a late race move and score the Lanny Edwards Memorial win.

Sam Hafertepe has been red hot with the ASCS National Tour to start 2017, as the Texas driver has now scored five straight wins with KSE Racing Products as he notched another one at Missouri State Fair Speedway. Morgan Turpen and Brian Bell each had monster weekends as Turpen swept the weekend at Flomaton Speedway, and Bell swept Jackson Motorplex.

With NASCAR having an off weekend due to the Easter holiday, Kyle Larson took full advantage and climbed aboard Paul Silva’s No. 57 sprinter and picked up a Sprint Car Challenge Tour win at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

Chris Windom and Chad Boespflug battled each other hard both Friday and Saturday night as the duo each claimed a USAC National Sprint Car win with KSE Racing Products as Lucas Wolfe, DJ Foos, and Tyler Drueke each won as well.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park
 

Opening Night Fan Guide
ADDRESS/PHONE NUMBER: 15811 Waynesfield Road, Waynesfield, Ohio 45896, (419) 568-3201

CAMPING: Camping is free in the opening parking lot area. No registration or prior notification is needed. There are no hookups available.

CONNCESSION STAND: The main concession stand is located off turn 4 between the parking lot and the pit area.

COOLERS: Small coolers are permitted. No glass containers of any kind are permitted on the property including parking and camping areas.

EVENT: 2017 opening night featuring the Quest Federal Credit Non Wing Sprint Cars, Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints running for $600 to win, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts.

PA SYSTEM: Portal radios can be tuned to 89.9FM anywhere on the complex to hear the track PA system.

PARKING: Parking is open and free to all visitors. The main parking lot is located on the west side of the facility.

RESTROOMS: Restroom facilities are located in the same building as the concession stand. Portable restrooms are positioned around the facility.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Photos and videos taken at the track can be shared on social media. Like Waynesfield Raceway Park on Facebook and follow @OfficialWRP on Twitter.

TICKETS: Adults: $12, Kids (11-15): $6, Kids Under Age 10: Free, Pit Passes: $25

TIMES: Pits: 4PM, Grandstands: 5PM, Hotlaps: 6PM, Racing: 7PM

TRACK DETAILS: Waynesfield Raceway Park is a 1/3rd high-banked oval dirt track that sits on a 40 acre complex off State Route 33 on Waynesfield Road.

 

Bailey Goldesberry – Weekly Season Starts with Heat Wins!

(Bill W) April 18, 2017 – Bailey Goldesberry racked up heat wins and a pair of top ten finishes last weekend. On Friday, she checkered sixth at Jacksonville Speedway, and followed that up with a tenth place finish at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa Saturday. This Saturday, the sixteen-year-old driver from Springfield, Illinois will again compete at 34 Raceway.

Starting outside the front row in her heat on Friday, Bailey stormed to a win to start things off on the ¼-mile bullring. “The car felt really nice,” she says. “It was good to start the weekend with a heat race win. That ended up getting us a starting spot inside row two for the feature.”

Track conditions changed quite a bit from the heat. “The track got really slick to the wall,” says Bailey. “We missed the setup there. We didn’t take enough stagger out of the car. We didn’t have enough to stay up front, but we were able to manage, I guess. We ended up sixth, so it was a good start.”

The team moved on to West Burlington Saturday, and Bailey drew a starting spot inside row two for her heat. She wasted no time getting to the front. “We were able to get to the front fairly quickly,” she says. “Ben Wagoner was right there behind us most of the way, but we were able to hold him off and eventually pull away. We felt good about getting another win in the heat.”

She would redraw a starting spot for the feature inside row three. “We missed the setup again,” says Bailey. “They take really good care of their track there. They opened it up before the feature and watered it. We ended up being a little too tight. We ended up finishing tenth.”

The first 305 action of the year for Bailey was a success. “We were hoping to do a little bit better results-wise, but we really can’t complain about a couple of top tens,” she says. “I’m looking forward to getting back to Burlington on Saturday and seeing what we can do this week.”

Bailey on the Web

Be sure to keep up with Bailey at her website: www.BaileyGoldesberry.com

Facebook: Bailey Goldesberry Racing

Twitter: @BGRacing4

Bailey’s Weekly Releases

If you’d like to be added to Bailey’s e-mail list for weekly releases, e-mail sprntcar@hotmail.com with “Bailey” in the Subject Line.

Bailey would like to thank Jim Watts Electric, Maxim Chassis, Pure Max Racing Oil, Goodridge USA, FK Rod Ends, Simpson, Dick Taylor Collision Service, Rock Solid Lawn & Landscape, GPC Race Products, MyRacePass and Schure Built Suspensions.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Places Second With SCCT During Debut at Placerville

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (April 18, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi continues to impress in a sprint car.

Scelzi tied his career-best result of second place last Saturday during his debut at Placerville Speedway, which hosted more than 60 competitors during a Sprint Car Challenge Tour event at the bullring.

"That race was a blast," he said. "I want to thank Brandon Hickman and Scotty Martin for their help along with my family and sponsors for their support."

Scelzi, who drove for his family owned team for the first time this season, opened the event by qualifying fifth quickest in his group and 13 th quickest overall.

"In hot laps the track was really greasy still so I wasn't really up to speed," he said. "It was hard to gauge how hard I could race in the corner. I was a little timid in qualifying."

Scelzi continued to improve each time he hit the quarter-mile track. He advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race, which locked him into the main event.

"We got rolling good and got into fourth on the start of the heat," he said. "The third-place driver got into the curb and tipped over so that put us up to third. Me and Bobby McMahan got to racing after the restart. He snuck by me and I got back by him so we ended third."

Not only did Scelzi make the main event, he advanced into a dash based on his qualifying performance.

"We redrew the No. 4 so we started fourth and gained a position to place third," he said. "That started us on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"It was probably the best race track I've been on all year in the main event. It had a curb on the top and a bottom groove and the middle cleaned off. There were three lanes of racing. I got to fifth and rode there for a while. Then I got up to third, but fell back to sixth or seventh. The restarts were so hectic. I had a few good restarts and a few bad ones. It depended on how you came out of turn two. About 30 laps in I wasn't working good in the middle so I went to the curb and passed Justin Sanders coming to the white and Kyle Hirst on the last lap so that was pretty exciting."

Scelzi's late charge to a runner-up result gives him three top fives in four races this season. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/l2z2GVgPV6I.

He will drive for Roth Motorsports this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (5); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 2 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Simpson Race Products

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"We run Simpson Race Products helmets because they are the best thing out there," Scelzi said. "It's a light helmet that is not only safe, it's really comfortable."

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

 

St. Francois County Raceway

Hello race fans! Here is your St. Francois County Raceway Race Recap for April 15th, sponsored by Smitty’s Garage out of Paterson, Missouri. For night number two of the 2017 season, the racing fans were given a night full of racing action. Night number two had the original four classes of Super Streets, B-Modifieds, 410 Sprint Cars, and A-Modifieds. Tighten those seatbelts as we get started on how the night of racing went.
Up first for night number two was the Super Street class. There were 14 Super Streets in attendance divided into two heat races. Heat number one had seven contenders in it and was won by Jason Neel in the 94N after starting sixth and still managed to jump out in the lead early on. Finishing behind him in second place was the 71 of Joe Merritt after starting fifth place while Robert Hicks crossed the finish line in third place in his 32 car.
Heat number two also had seven contenders in it and was quite eventful. Of the seven cars that started the heat race, only two managed to cross the finish line. Taking the victory was the 99 of Chuck Adams and finishing in second was the 44R of Ricky McCullough. Even though no other car finished the race, the 44C of Christopher McCullough was the last to pull off the track putting him at finishing third place in heat race number two.
This week’s Super Street main event was way more successful than last week’s. The Super Street main event managed to get all fifteen laps in the book and taking the win for the second time this season was Jason Neel in the 94N after redrawing a fifth place starting position. Right behind Neel, in second place, was the 23 car driven by Kevin Mosier after starting in the back due to a car change. Taking third place was Joe Merritt in the 71 car with Tony Wyatt finishing in fourth place in the 67 car after starting in the tenth position. Crossing the finish line in the fifth place position was Robert Hicks in the 32 car.
At St. Francois County Raceway, we like to change the running order up a little. Instead of running the A-Modified class second, we ran the B-Modified class second. The B-Modified class had 21 cars in attendance divided into three heat races. Heat race number one had seven cars scheduled to start and was won by the 3D of Lou Driemeier. Finishing in second place, from the fifth place starting position, was the 74 car driven by Jeff Whitter. Bring his car across the line in third place was the number 2 car driven by Eric Sarakas.
Heat race number two also had seven scheduled to take the green flag and finishing out front in first place was the 27W of Jeremy Welborn. Second place went to Kyle Jarrett in the 10 car with Rookie Chasten Boen bringing his 21 car across the line in the third place position after starting in the sixth place position.
Heat race number three, like the others, also had seven cars take the green flag. The winner of heat race number three was Shane Blair in the 10S car. Behind him in second place was the 147 car of Kyle Stolzer making his way from the fourth place starting position. Bringing his car across the finish line in third place was Mike Savage after starting sixth in the 05 car.
The B-Modified feature was action packed from start to finish. There was a battle for the lead during the whole race. Finishing on top of that battle was the 147 of Kyle Stolzer with the 10S of Shane Blair hot on his tail. Taking home a third place finish was the 27W of Jeremy Welborn after redrawing a sixth place starting spot. Fourth place went to Lou Driemeier in the 3D ride while Rookie Chasten Boen crossed the finish line in the fifth place position in the 21 car.
Up next was the 410 Sprint Cars. There were 20 Sprint Cars in attendance that were divided into three heat races. Heat race number one had seven cars scheduled to take the green flag and was won by last week’s feature winner Joe B. Miller in the 51B car. Second place went to the 7C driven by Tommy Worley Jr. with Robbie Standridge finishing in third place from the sixth starting position in the 17*.
Heat race number two also had seven cars scheduled to start and finishing in first place was the 32 of Timmy Montgomery. Second place was the 99G of Scottie Gretzmacher after starting in the fourth place spot. Crossing the finish line in third place was Steve Short in the 18S from the seventh starting position.
Heat race number three, unlike the other two, had six cars scheduled to take the green flag. Finishing in first place was the 35 of Joey Montgomery with Jason Keith finishing in second place in the 28 car after starting in the sixth place spot. Bringing in the third place finish was the 67 of Joey Boyd after starting in the fifth spot.
Unlike the other classes, the top two in each heat race a dash to see who starts where within the top six. Winning the dash was the 35 of Joey Montgomery with his brother Timmy Montgomery right behind him in the 32 car. Third place went to the 7C of Tommy Worley Jr.
The 410 Sprint Car feature was 25 laps of racing and at the end of it all, Joey Montgomery ended up in victory lane with a Triple Crown in the 35 car. Second place was the 7C of Tommy Worley Jr. Timmy Montgomery crossed the line in third place in the 32 car while Robbie Standridge brought home a fourth place finish after starting seventh in the 17*. Bringing his car across the finish line in the fifth place position was last week’s feature winner Joe B. Miller in the 51B car.
The final class of the night was the A-Modified class with 12 cars in attendance divided into two heat races. Heat race number one had six cars scheduled to start and taking the win was the 25S of Kodi Savage with David Chilton finishing in second place in the 69x car. Crossing the line in third place was the 18X of Jeremy Greenwalt after starting in sixth place.
Heat race number two also had six cars scheduled to start and taking the win was the 56 car driven by Jeff Asher from the third starting position. Taking second place was the number 7 car of Tim Nash while last year’s A-modified champion Billy Smith finished third in the 14 car.
The final main event was scheduled for 20 laps with only 11 of the original 12 cars taking the green flag. After 20 laps, Billy Smith took the win from the sixth place redraw spot in the number 14 car. Finishing in second place, and putting up a battle with Smith, was the number 7 of Tim Nash. Jeff Asher drove the number 56 car to a third place finish while Kodi Savage put up a battle with Asher and finished fourth in the 25S car. Bringing home the fifth place finish was the 18X car driven by Jeremy Greenwalt.

 

 

Swanson Scores First Indiana Sprint Car Win

INDIANAPOLIS (Apr. 17, 2017) – Former Little 500 winner & USAC National Silver Crown champion, Kody Swanson won his first career Indiana Sprint Car feature Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway. Swanson held off defending track champion, Shane Cockrum to put the Epperson Painting/SPIKE Chassis/Claxton Engines No.2e in victory lane.

Drawing for starting position in his heat race, Swanson would start 4th and finish 2nd, qualifying him for a spot in the feature event. The inversion put Swanson the key starting spot, rolling off from the pole position. Swanson would start on the pole of the feature event and lead all 25 laps at the tricky quarter-mile oval.

Swanson triumphed over drivers Shane Cockrum, Shane Cottle, Tyler Thomas, and Jon Stanbrough, who would round out the top five finishers in the 22-car field.

"I'm thankful to be driving for Tony & Millie,” said Swanson. “I have really enjoyed working with Gary and the 2E team. They are all such great people that it is fun racing with them, and I'm happy to get them to Victory Lane."

Keep up with Kody Swanson by following along at KodySwansonRacing.com.

Kody Swanson would like to thank the following sponsors: PRO Shocks, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, FK Rod Ends, and Simpson Race Products.

Tony Epperson would like to thank the following sponsors: Epperson Painting, PPG Paints, Spike Chassis, Claxton Engines, and Indy Race Parts.

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Bayston Captures First Sprint Car Win

INDIANAPOLIS (Apr. 17, 2017) – The Lebanon, Indiana native, and former USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year, Spencer Bayston would find himself in victory lane for the first time in a winged sprint car. Coming off a strong third place showing the previous night, Bayston would wheel the Kevin Swindell owned/Premier Truck Group/John Christner Trucking/ Swindell SpeedLab No.39 to victory lane at Attica Raceway Park during the Arctic Cat Allstar Circuit of Champions event on Saturday night.

“What a start to the season,” exclaimed Bayston. “Our speed really showed the effort that both Kevin and Jordan have put into this program through the offseason. The end of last year we sort of just threw it all together quickly just so we could run a handful of races. So far the beginning of this year we have showed a lot of speed and hopefully it is a good sign for how the remainder of the season will look.”

With a meager 15-winged sprint car starts under his belt, Bayston would charge from a 7th place starting position to 2nd by lap 11. Inheriting the lead on lap 15, after current leader Carson Macedo slowed to a stop on the front stretch, Bayston would hold off a stout field of Allstar regulars. A four second lead in traffic was quickly diminished as a late race caution flag would fly. With traffic no longer a concern, Bayston would make the final 7 circuits and bag a $5,000 pay day over Cole Duncan and Tim Shaffer.

“As soon as we rolled the car out of the trailer this weekend we were fast,” Bayston said. “For my first time being there, Kevin had the car set just right which allowed me to get comfortable much quicker. Night two it was much more slick than the night before but we adjusted accordingly. Knowing we were starting 7th, I think we would have been thrilled with a top 3, but when we took the green I knew we had a winning car. I was able to work the middle in turns 1 and 2 better than most of them and was able to work my way through to the front. We got out front and I was able to just cruise and pick up our first win together.”

Bayston will return to asphalt this weekend, April 22nd, piloting the Bond Suss Racing No. 55 Super Late Model at Orange County Speedway in North Carolina with CARS Tour.

Spencer Bayston would like to thank the following sponsors: Keith Kunz Motorsports, Toyota Racing, Bullet by Spike Chassis, Curb Records, Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems.

Swindell Speedlab would like to thank the following sponsors: John Christner Trucking, Mike Curb and Curb Records, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Arai Helmets, Racing Optics, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny’s Components, High Performance Lubricants.

 

 

Bernal Bounces Back with Top Five at Placerville

INDIANAPOLIS (Apr. 17, 2017) – After getting upside down in his heat race, Ryan Bernal bounced back to score a top five this past Saturday during the second round of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) event at Placerville Speedway. Sixty-three cars were in attendance, all vying for one of the coveted 22 starting spots.

Bernal laid down a lap time of 10.994 seconds to capture the Mike Phulps, Metal Works No. 56 a 5th place in qualifying. The Hollister, California driver would start in the 3rd positon for heat race number one. Bernal got upside down on lap 4 after hitting a rut and would be scored 12th.

The Phulps Motorsports crew quickly went to work making repairs and Bernal was able to win the semi from a 2nd place starting spot, transferring him into the feature event. Bernal would start 13th on the grid of a 22-car field.

Bernal would quickly find himself edging into the top ten. With several yellows in his favor, he worked his way up to the 7th position by the halfway point. Bernal charges by Willie Croft and Mason Moore to seize his 5th Top 5 of the year.

“Turning over in the heat race kind of put us behind,” said Bernal. “We got everything fixed, won the B-main, and made it into the feature. I have to thank Mike, John and Kerry for giving me a good car and getting me back out on the track. We’ve already had a lot of good results this year.”

Phulps Motorsports and Ryan Bernal will be back in action this weekend for the Peter Murphy Classic at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California.

Ryan Bernal would like to thank the following sponsors: 4 Alarm Promotions, Smith Precision, DMI, FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Breaks, STIDA.com, Keizer Wheels, and Bell Helmets

Phulps Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors: Metal Works, Nor Cal Powder Coating, Skyline Steel Erectors, Keizer Wheels, DMI, CSI Shocks, CAM2 Motor Oil, King Racing Products, Tel Tach, Joe Hunt Magneto, Hoosier Racing Tires, ART Ent, Outlaw Graphics, and All American Powder Coating.

 

 

T.J. Michael looks forward to first of four Wayne County Speedway visits with Arctic Cat All Stars

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (April 17, 2017) - With the HD Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park in the books, persevering for an 18th place finish after having to start 24th on the feature grid, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will push forward and continue his second, full year on the road with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions by preparing for his first of four Wayne County Speedway starts of 2017. “Orrville’s Historic Oval” is certainly not a new destination for the Plano, Texas, native, recording a career-high second place finish during weekly action in 2015.

“Attica went OK for us, just not really what we were looking for,” Michael said. “I’m proud of everyone involved, regardless. We didn’t get through our heat race, so we had to qualify for the main event the hard way and transfer through the B-main. We persevered, and that’s what’s most important.”

Michael, pilot of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Cast Stone/Fremont Fence Company/Kear’s Speed Shop/Shell Shock/Hinchman Suits/Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde/Crown Battery/Kistler Racing Engines/ J&J Auto Racing, MJ Webb Enterprises/Roy Hardin Masonry/Wood Heating & Air Conditioning/Pro Tech Service Company/HRP/No. 8M, will enter action at Wayne County Speedway for the first time this season on Saturday, April 22. The 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year runner-up will enter the upcoming program currently seventh in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings, still working to earn his first top-ten finish of the 2017 season.

“My crew continues to give me a race car that has the potential to be up front,” Michael explained. “All we need now is some momentum and a little extra confidence. Saturday is a new day. We have a long season ahead, so the last thing we’ll do is get discouraged.”

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.

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.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio) 2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition 2017 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Heating & Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company, HRP, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Max Stambaugh moves from 23rd to 15th during Attica’s HD Supply Spring Nationals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, OH (April 17, 2017) - Despite retiring early from his heat race due to a tire issue, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year contender “Mad Max” Stambaugh did his best to recover, ultimately qualifying for the 40-lap, $5,000-to-win, Arctic Cat All Star main event at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 15.

Stambaugh, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine and Fabricators/Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M, launched his HD Supply Spring Nationals effort with the 18th fastest time during qualifying time trials, eventually finishing third and transferring through the evening’s B-main after suffering from a flat tire during the opening heat race. The Elida, Ohio, native was forced to start 23rd on the main event grid, charging forward to 15th at the final checkers.

“Not exactly how we wanted things to go at Attica, but you’ll have nights like that,” Stambaugh explained. “The biggest thing for us was we didn’t give up. We kept plugging away and made the most of our situation. That won’t be the last time something unexpectedly goes wrong, but at least I know we are capable of handling anything. We’ll bounce back next weekend and do what we can to outdo that finish.”

Max Stambaugh will continue his rookie campaign with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday evening, April 22, with a visit to the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio; the lone Arctic Cat All Star program of the upcoming weekend and the final Arctic Cat All Star start in the state of Ohio during the month of April. Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports will enter Wayne County Speedway gates currently sixth in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings.

Once action at Wayne County Speedway is complete, Stambaugh will move on to a Central Pennsylvania triple-header at Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Friday through Sunday, April 28-30.

“Ray Marshall has given me an amazing opportunity this season. I certainly want to make him and the entire team proud,” Stambaugh said. “We have a long season ahead of us. I’m confident that we have what it takes to be this year’s top rookie with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.”

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www.maxstambaugh.com. Follow “Mad Max” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook. Those seeking additional information regarding Ray Marshall Motorsports should visit the team live on the Web at www.raymarshallmotorsports.com.

2015 Highlights: Earned “410” victory at Butler Speedway on Saturday, August 8

2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)

2016 Highlights: Has earned two victories thus far in 2016: Waynesfield Raceway Park (OH), I-96 Speedway (MI)

2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)

2017 Highlights: Qualified for all three main events at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL.) with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Opened year with Ray Marshall Motorsports with top-five at Attica Raceway Park on March 24. Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9.

2017 Wins: N/A

Max Stambaugh and Marshall Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine and Fabricators, Fastenal of Kenton, DPI Ink graphics, Hempy Water, Lima Powder Coating, Blue Room, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

Danny Dietrich cruises to podium sweep in Central Pennsylvania

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (April 17, 2017) - “Double-D” Danny Dietrich earned a podium sweep during his most recent weekend of competition in Central Pennsylvania; finishing no worse than third during his starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, respectively. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native finished second at “The Grove” on Friday evening to kick-off the weekend, followed by a third place performance during the Lincoln Speedway Sprint Spring Championship on Saturday.

With his top-five sweep, Dietrich’s top-five total extends to four at Lincoln Speedway.

“Another great weekend for us. We’ve been on a roll, so the plan is to keep that consistency moving forward. If we want to put ourselves in championship contention anywhere, the consistency has to continue,” Danny Dietrich explained. “My team does one hell of a job keeping the car maintained and right where it needs to be. I don’t think I would be where I am today without their dedication. Also, a big ‘thanks’ to the fans for supporting our team. We’re blessed to have such a big fan base.”

Dietrich, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Carlisle Auto Salvage/CATS Used Truck Parts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Bowman Block & Head Repair/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48, will return to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, working to extend his current Central PA Sprint Cars presented by Hoseheads and Lincoln Speedway championship point leads.

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/

2016 Highlights: Earned two victories during PA Sprint Speedweek (Mitch Smith Memorial and Selinsgrove Speedway Finale), as well as the overall PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Earned $25,000 National Open victory against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway.

Recent Highlights: Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park to launch 2017 season. Earned top-ten finish against World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Earned Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker 30 victory worth $4,000 on Saturday, February 25. Earned Lincoln Speedway victory on Saturday, March 25. Finished ninth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Recorded a Central PA podium sweep at Williams Grove (2nd) and Lincoln Speedway (3rd) on April 14-15.

2015 Wins: 16 2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 2 (Lincoln Speedway x2 including Icebreaker 30)

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, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss claims first victory of 2017 at Port Royal Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (April 17, 2017) - For the first time in 2017, and for the second time in his career, Brock Zearfoss is a main event winner at Port Royal Speedway, this time dominating feature action on Saturday evening, April 15. Despite being delayed four times during the 25-lap main event, two for red flag conditions and two for cautions, Zearfoss remained unchallenged, at one point extending his advantage to nearly five seconds. The victory raised Zearfoss’ top-ten total to three on the season at Port Royal Speedway, as well as raised his career win total to three in Central Pennsylvania.

“Man, this feels awesome. The start of the season has been great for us at Port Royal. Take away the motor problems we had last weekend and I think we would be right there near the top of the point chase,” Zearfoss explained. “I can’t say enough about my team and what they do for me. This is the first of many this year, I hope.”

The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will return to competition at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday night, April 22, but not before making a routine visit to the Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg on Friday, April 21. Zearfoss will enter the upcoming weekend currently sixth in the 2017 Central PA Sprint Cars presented by Hoseheads point standings, working to become just the third repeat feature winner in Central Pennsylvania in 2017.

“I’m confident that we can be a frontrunner all season long in Central Pennsylvania. My team has the motivation and the confidence to race with anyone right now. That is really exciting,” Zearfoss said. “With the Arctic Cat All Stars coming to town in two weeks, and with the World of Outlaws coming to town next month, this is a great time to be confident. I’m ready to show our fans what we are capable of doing.”

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure and “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.

2017 Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship in 2016.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway)

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline.

 

 

Brent Marks earns pair of WoO top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MESQUITE, TX (April 17, 2017) - Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks doubled his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series top-ten count in just one weekend, scoring back-to-back top-ten finishes at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and Saturday, April 14-15. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender now has four top-ten finishes on the season with the Greatest Show On Dirt, currently 12th in the 2017 World of Outlaws championship standings, as well as second in the current Rookie of the Year title chase.

Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/No. 19, finished ninth and seventh, respectively, during his visit to Devil’s Bowl Speedway, qualifying for main event competition through each of his heat races.

“We had a great weekend in Texas. Earning back-to-back solid finishes like that was perfect for our program,” Brent Marks explained. “We had a tough weekend in Arizona two weeks back, so obviously, we were a little down after that. But to come out here and rebound with great finishes says a lot about our potential. I can’t thank everyone enough for making all of this possible. My guys have been busting their butts all spring out here on the road. They deserve nights like we had at Devil’s Bowl. We’re on a top-ten streak now, so the obvious plan is to keep that going.”

Before making the trek to Mesquite, Texas, Brent Marks joined the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on Thursday, April 13. Marks’ night ended one spot shy of a top-ten finish; 11th at the final checkers after starting on the outside of row six.

With his final Texas visit of 2017 in the books, Brent Marks will move north and continue his first-ever World of Outlaws campaign with a pair of programs in the Mississippi River Valley, this time visiting areas of Arkansas and Missouri. The Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas, will kick-off the upcoming weekend on Friday night, April 21, followed by the Spring Classic at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 22.

Although Riverside International Speedway will be new to Marks’ racing resume, the former “Pennsylvania Posse” representative has made prior starts at I-55, finishing 20th against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during the 2016 edition of the Ironman 55.

To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.

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 also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com, soon to be available on the road in the Shark Racing apparel trailer.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017 WoO Stats: Top-10s - 4

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including - Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels - VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

Lawrence Earns Two Top 10s at King of the Wings Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - BYRAM, Miss. (April 17, 2017) - Zane Lawrence recorded a couple of top 10s during the ASCS Gulf South Region and ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints King of the Wings event after making the trek to Jackson Motor Speedway last weekend.

Lawrence opened the doubleheader on Friday by starting on the outside of the second row in a heat race. He moved forward to finish second.

"The track was good and pretty racy," he said. "There was some moisture on the bottom so we were rolling around there pretty good."

That locked him into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 6 to start the main event on the outside of the third row. While battling for position, trouble ensued as Lawrence's right rear tire started going flat. After pitting to change the flat tire, Lawrence restarted from the tail of the field and battled back to a ninth-place result.

"The right rear going flat was unfortunate," he said. "There was a little hole in the tire so I must have ran over something on the track, but the race car was good and we were still able to salvage a top 10."

On Saturday, Lawrence charged from sixth to second place in a heat race. For the second night in a row, he made the feature redraw and pulled the No. 6.

"The track was actually better and even more racy on Saturday," he said. "The groove had moved up the track throughout the weekend so the high groove was pretty fast come time for the feature."

After 25 laps around Jackson Motor Speedway, Lawrence ended seventh to earn his second top-10 finish of the weekend and sixth of the season.

Lawrence will be back in action with the NCRA Sprint Car Bandit Series this Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 14 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 9 (6).

April 15 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 7 (6).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mark Burch Motorsports

Mark Burch Motorsports is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in sprint car racing. As MBM begins to kick off the new racing season, it is Mark Burch's goal to provide racers with local parts and services second to none in quality and value. For more information, visit http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com .

"Mark is an awesome guy to have on board with us," Lawrence said. "He's built all our motors since we started racing 360ci sprint cars over three years ago. But he really helps with everything, from rebuilding our motors to fuel pumps, and answering any questions we have. We can't thank him enough for all he does for us."

Lawrence would also like to thank WR Roofing, Keizer Wheels, Pediatric Eye Specialist, Astro Titanium, B&B Automotive and Lawrence Towing for their continued support.

 

 

Swindell Scores Ninth-Place Finish in Missouri With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (April 17, 2017) - Sammy Swindell posted his third top 10 of the season last Saturday at Missouri State Fair Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Swindell, who was driving for A.G. Rains, opened the night by starting at the back of a heat race following a high pill draw.

"When you draw the biggest pill you're at a disadvantage for sure with this series," he said. "It put us in a hole. We moved up every time we were on the track, but it was a lot to overcome."

Swindell charged from ninth to fifth place in a heat race.

"We were able to get a row on the start and got through a couple more, but the race track didn't have a very wide groove to run on," he said. "You had to fall in line and wait for someone to make a mistake. I felt like I was there (for fourth place), but we were running right around the bottom. Once everyone gets going and gets lined out it gets really hard to pass."

The heat race result lined Swindell up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"On the first start I was able to get a few cars, three or four right on the start," he said. "That was called back because someone spun in turns one and two. The next time the holes weren't there to get those cars. I tried to get what I could get. It seemed like we were all running the same speed."

Swindell picked up a handful of positions to score a ninth-place result.

He and Rains are scheduled to compete this Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and ASCS Red River Region.

Swindell captured six wins at the track between 1980 and 1991 during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 15 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (9); Feature: 9 (12).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and ASCS Red River Region

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, CP Pistons, Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Simpson Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Takes Three Top 10s in Texas to Keep Top-10 Streak Rolling

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 17, 2017) - Jason Sides is racing as well as he has in several years.

Sides recorded a trio of top 10s last weekend in Texas to give him eight consecutive top-10 finishes, which is his best stretch since earning nine straight top 10s in August and September of 2010.

"It's definitely picked up," he said. "It's been getting better and I'm not sure what to change. A key part is having the confidence to keep doing what you're doing and not change anything when everything is right."

Last weekend's action began on Thursday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, for the Gator Bash.

"I'd never been to Willis," he said. "The track was kind of small and they had it kind of wet. It had a top and a bottom so to qualify you could run in anywhere and have grip. I did spin the tires a little down the back straightaway because it had a little red sand in it."

Sides qualified fourth quickest overall, which started him on the outside of the front row for a heat race. He finished second in the heat race to lock into the dash, where he advanced from third to win.

"The inside took off and I got by Paul McMahan for second," he said. "There was some good stuff off the bottom and I got by Kasey (Kahne) to win the dash.

"We started out pretty decent and led a few laps in the feature. We got into traffic and I started moving around. I went a little wide and started running the top in turns three and four. McMahan got by. Me and Kasey were back and forth for second. (David) Gravel got around the both of us at the same time. The track was really slick off turn four. We made a few changes on a late red flag and got it better. We got back by McMahan on the restart, but he got back underneath us."

Sides led the first 13 laps of the 40-lap race before he ended third, which marked his first podium finish of the season and his third consecutive top-five result.

The team then ventured to Devil's Bowl Speedway for the Texas Outlaw Nationals, which began on Friday. Sides qualified second quickest, won a heat race and placed second in the dash to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"I was hoping we'd get to traffic because Jason (Johnson) was really good in clean air," he said. "I was really wanting to get to traffic. About the time we did that we'd have a caution and then it'd get strung out again. (Brad) Sweet was really good on the bottom. We had gear in it to run the top. When we'd try to run the bottom we'd slide across the bottom and Sweet went underneath us once when that happened.

"Later in the race Logan (Schuchart) got underneath us off turn four and we were going to run fourth. I saw the flags and ran into turn one and let out of the gas thinking the race was over. I guess it was the white flag and not the checkered flag. I purely messed up. That was the one and only time it's happened and it will never happen again."

Sides crossed the finish line in eighth after letting up on the finale lap thinking the race was over.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at the half-mile oval, where Sides set quick time before he ended third in a heat race. That started him on the inside of the fourth row in the main event.

"We were still a little tight," he said. "We had a lot more gear to run the bottom. We raced with (Brent) Marks and Johnson late in the race and ended up finishing around where we started. It was one of those races where if you had track position you could be good up front."

Sides placed eighth for the second straight night.

He is slated to return to action this Friday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Spring Classic with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 13 - Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (1).

April 14 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 8 (2).

April 15 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 8 (7).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Spring Classic with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - VRP Shocks

VRP Shocks are designed to have the latest advancement in racing shock technology. The company is constantly developing, testing and advancing its shocks, which are consistent with the ability to rebuild and revalve. For more information, visit http://www.VRPShocks.com.

"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

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

 

 

Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports Battle Throughout Weekend in Central PA

Inside Line Promotions - ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (April 17, 2017) - Trey Starks fought an uphill battle throughout last weekend's competition in Central Pennsylvania.

Starks and the Gobrecht Motorsports team kicked off the weekend on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, where they started at the back of a heat race because of a high pill draw.

"We drew really bad and had to start last in our heat," he said. "We picked up a couple of spots, but it wasn't enough to get into the main."

Starks advanced from ninth to seventh place in the heat race, which relegated him to the B Main. He then picked up a position in the consolation race to finish fourth and garner the final transfer into the back of the main event.

"We passed a few cars in the feature," he said. "Luckily we finished the race and got some laps. It doesn't help that we haven't been able to get many laps this season. A lack of laps combined with the few issues we've ran into haven't made for a great start to the season."

Starks maneuvered from 24th to a 17th-place result.

"It wasn't where we wanted to be," he said. "We have some things to work on. We need to find a little more speed and hopefully draw better at races that don't have qualifying."

Starks was slated to compete on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway, but mechanical problems hampered the team before the action began.

The Gobrecht Motorsports team will take this weekend off before tackling a tripleheader with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on April 28 at Williams Grove Speedway; April 29 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; and April 30 at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 14 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 4 (5); Feature: 17 (24).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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 - Textron Off Road

Textron Off Road makes ATV's and side-by-sides that are Driven by the Bold. For work, hunt or recreation, you can rely on Textron Off Road to take you there. For more information, visit http://www.TextronOffRoad.com.

"Textron Off Road has supported Scott Gobrecht and his business for a long time," Starks said. "We all appreciate their support of our team as well as racing in general."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, ServiceMaster Clean, J&J Auto Racing, Textron Off Road, FK Rod Ends, Fibreworks Composites, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Kleffel's, Moose Blocks, Beer Hill Gang, 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 and Security Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Smith Nets Hard Charger Award With All Stars at Attica

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (April 17, 2017) - Running two different cars can be challenging, but Ryan Smith made it work last weekend.

Smith drove the No. 94 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday before piloting the No. 59 at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

A bad pill draw on Friday put Smith deep in the heat race lineup at Williams Grove Speedway.

"We started eighth and were battling for third, but I made a mistake and we finished fifth," he said. "That put us toward the tail of the feature. I drove up to 12th and I knew there was no difference in pay from 11th on back so I just pulled in to save equipment. The good news was we were a bullet right out of the trailer."

Smith was credited with a 21st-place result.

The team towed west to Attica Raceway Park for the HD Supply Spring Nationals on Saturday. The event drew 47 of the regions top race teams. After struggling early - qualifying 33rd, placing seventh in a heat race and ending 10th in the B Main - Smith used a provisional to get into the A Main.

"We changed everything after hot laps except the colors," he said. "We changed all four shocks and all four bars. This was the first time we've run this car on a sticky track. We threw stuff at it every time we hit the track. We thrashed and thrashed on it just to try and find something and we didn't. To be honest, in the feature the track came to me. We were able to make something good out of a bad night, which is what you have to do when you are chasing points."

Smith rallied from 25th to a seventh-place finish, which earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars. The result propelled Smith and the Leidig/Warko/Smith racing team into fourth place in the All Star championship standings.

"We are going to go to work on that car this week, get the scales out and see what's going on," Smith said. "We are running two different cars and two different operations and hopefully we get everything on the same page this week."

Smith and the Leidig/Warko/Smith racing team plan to head to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on Friday before travelling to Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio, with the All Stars on Saturday.

"We aren't completely sure about Lernerville yet," he said. "We may go just to do some testing before we head to Wayne County."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 14 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 21 (17).

April 15 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 33; Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 10 (14); Feature: 7 (25).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., and Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

APPAREL -

Visit http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com to view the latest apparel options, which include t-shirts and hoodies.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CnB Chubby

"I got to see and talk to Chubby at Williams Grove Friday," Smith said. "He's a great guy who supports a lot of racers. We need a lot more of those guys in this support."

Smith would also like to thank The Warko Group, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Fla., G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, Fighting Angels Foundation, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, Armbruster Racing Photos, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, HP Engines, X-1 Race Cars, Rick's Auto Body, TGP Photography, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Excited for Season Opener This Weekend in Kansas

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (April 17, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. is heading to a familiar part of the Midwest this weekend to kick off his racing season.

Bruce Jr. and the Smith Racing No. 86 team will venture to 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout, which pays $15,000 to win the finale of the event that is co-sanctioned with the NCRA and ASCS Red River Region.

"I grew up racing at that track and in that area," said Bruce Jr., who was raised in nearby Liberal, Kan. "I've been there a lot of times throughout the years so it's always exciting to head back."

Bruce Jr. has enjoyed a great deal of success at the 3/8-mile oval, where he has earned a feature victory during each of the last two years. He also has at least one top five at the oval during three consecutive seasons.

"Our experience helps because that track usually gets pretty slick and we usually do well on slick tracks," he said. "I think if we can get a good draw and not run into any bad luck we can be a contender come Saturday night."

Bruce Jr. has two wins, four top fives and five top 10s during seven races at 81 Speedway since 2014.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Oil Medics

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, The Oil Medics services diesel trucks and distributes racing oil for sprint car engines and rear ends. For more information, visit http://www.TheOilMedics.com.

"Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends," Bruce Jr. said. "They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past few years in diesel fuel."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Matt Peterson Staying Positive Despite Tough Night

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to racing with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night, Matt Peterson’s night did not go as he had hoped but the Wilton, CA driver is not getting down about it.

“In years past I would get down on myself after having two nights like we have had so far, but this year has a different feeling to it,” Peterson said. “I feel like these nights will help us grow as the season moves along, and that is what I am focused on.”

Getting his night kicked off by timing the Miller Lite/Inventory Sales Company/Bear Trucking backed No. p37 sprinter in eighth fastest in his qualifying group, Peterson would line up in the fourth row of his heat race.

Needing to finish in the top-three to move directly into the 40-lap feature event, Peterson would finish in the seventh spot and the find himself on the front row of one of the night’s twin ‘C’ main events.

When his race came to life, Peterson would lose the handle on his machine and spin to a stop forcing his Transportation Services/Future Energy Savers/Hoskins Mechanical Resources entry to the back of the pack.

On a racy and slick Placerville Speedway, Peterson would stay poised from the back of the pack as he worked his way forward in a hurry. Getting back into the Top-Five, Peterson would get by Zack Lynskey and Cody Hodgson to work into the third spot.

Trying to track down second running Jimmy Trulli in the closing laps, Peterson would run out of time and his night would come to an early end.

“Again, the driver let the team down,” Peterson said “We had a good car, and if I don’t make a mistake in the C, we probably transfer into the semi and then who knows what happens. I will do a better job on my end and hopefully I can get going.”

Matt and his team would like to thank, Miller Lite, Inventory Sales Company, Bear Trucking, Transportation Services, Future Energy Savers, Hoskins Mechanical Resources, Vahlco Wheels, JhdDesings, Shell Shock, and MTFX Graphics for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS- Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Matt will return to action on Friday night in Tulare, CA with the SCCT.

 

 

Colby Copeland and F&F Racing 13th at Placerville

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his second start of the season aboard the potent Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes No. x1JR, Colby Copeland would have a much better night that saw him finish 13th in the feature event.

“It was a pretty decent night overall,” Colby Copeland said. “I felt good all night, and it was a good second showing for us.”

Kicking his night of in qualifying time trials, the Roseville, CA wheelman would time the Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes/CRV Carbon Solutions backed sprinter in second fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Copeland would finish third and transfer to the feature event, and with a little luck on his side would also earn a spot in the Dash based on his qualifying time.

With his car not coming to life in the Dash, Copeland would be credited with a sixth place finish and grid the field from the sixth row in the 40-lap feature event.

Abel to get the issue rectified, Copeland would make the call for the feature event on the extremely slicked off racing surface. Struggling to make grip the feature event, Copeland would do what he could amidst some extremely hard fought battles on the track.

Racing with drivers like Sean Becker, Mitchell Faccinto, and Chase Majdic, Copeland would spend much of the night battling for a spot inside the Top-10.

As the race moved on and track continued to slick off, Copeland would lose a little ground to his competitors as he ended up finishing in the 13th spot.

“We are going in the right direction, and it was a much better night for us than Antioch was,” Copeland added. “ I have to thank all these guys for working hard, and hopefully we can continue to run well Friday.”

Copeland and F&F Racing would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: F&F Racing will return to action with Copeland on Friday night in Tulare, CA during the Peter Murphy Classic.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-0.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Colby by following him on Twitter @ColbyCopeland24.

 

 

Becker 10th at Placerville Speedway With SCCT

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sean Becker and the Menne Motorsports team have been extremely fast at each and every event they have taken part of thus far in 2017. Saturday night was more of the same for the team, as Becker would transfer to the feature event via the B Main, where he would charge from 21st to finish 10th.

“For some reason qualifying seems to be my kryptonite, and I proved that yet again on Saturday night,” Sean Becker said. “Luckily thanks to the help of a few other teams we were able to make a lap at the end and still end up okay.”

Overcoming issues in time trials, Becker would end up timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch hay Inc. no. 75 sprinter in fifth fastest in his group, which would line him up in the third row of his 10-lap heat race.

Working into the fourth spot when the heat race came to life, Becker would battle with Colby Copeland for the third and final transfer position. Taking his shots at Copeland, Becker would finish in the fourth spot and be forced into the night’s B Main.

Lining up 10th in the ‘B’, Becker would get his elbows up on the slick ¼ mile as he worked his way toward a transfer position. Getting into the sixth spot, Becker would safely advance into the night’s 40-lap feature event, though he would find himself deep in the field as he took the green flag from the 21st starting position.

With the track continuing to deteriorate, drivers would search all over for grip and it made for exciting racing action. From the back of the pack, Becker lived up to his nickname as ‘The Shark’ quietly feasted on his competition. Picking off positions lap after lap, Becker would take the checkered flag with an extremely hard fought 10th place finish.

“I kind of felt like we were in salvage mode the rest of the night, but we were lucky enough to just sneak into the feature event,” Becker added. “The fact that we were able to pass a bunch of cars in the ‘A’, and salvage a Top-10 is a testament to how good this team and all of our supporters truly are.”

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Hunt’s Race World, Molecule, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, K&N, Pioneer Auto Body, and The Joie of Seating for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 7, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 5, Top 10’s- 7

ON TAP: Becker and Menne Motorsports will spend their weekend in Tulare, CA as they will be in action on Friday night with the SCCT, and on Saturday night with the KWS during the Peter Murphy Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023, or https://www.facebook.com/mennemotorsports/.

 

 

Kyle Offill Makes First Sprint Car Start at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though he doesn’t have the results to show for it, Kyle Offill was happy with his first showing at Placerville Speedway aboard a winged 360ci sprint car.

“Saturday night was good,” Kyle Offill said. “I was excited to finally get to Placerville, and it was an extremely tricky track. My guys worked hard, and by the end of the night I felt pretty comfortable.”

Finishing 10th in his heat race aboard the Ochoco West/Boise Cascade/Reliable Lumber backed No. 2k, the Tracy, CA teenager would then find himself in one of the night’s twin ‘C’ main events.

Lining up 13th in his ‘C’, Offill would make some moves as he was able to slide around the tricky ¼ mile and build up some confidence. Battling with the likes of Kirt Organ and Dustin Golobic in the ‘C’, Offill would work his way up and finish in 10th spot.

“My guys really gave me a good car in the ‘C’, and it helped me get more comfortable lap after lap,” Offill added. “I really feel like if I can figure qualifying out we can have a good night of racing.”

Team KO Racing would like to thank Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, TMAC Motorsports, Offill Family Farms, Golden State Lumber, Inc., California TrusFrame, Lord & Sons, Inc., B&S Hacienda Auto Body, Country Builders Construction, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, HRP, and Bacchetti Hay Service for their support this year.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 4, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 0

ON TAP: Kyle Offill and Team KO Racing will follow the SCCT to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Friday night for the Peter Murphy Classic.

 

 

Tough Learning Curve at Placerville Speedway for Lucas Ashe

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his first career start at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Lucas Ashe took some lumps on the ¼ mile speedway as he took on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour Saturday night.

“It wasn’t our best night, that is for sure,” Lucas Ashe said. “The track was pretty slick all night long with a ton of cars, and I just put us behind the eight ball early with time trials.”

Timing the SALCO Inc./Lucas Oil/NAAKE Suspension No. 33 sprinter in 11th fastest in his time trial group, Ashe would find himself in the 11th starting spot for heat race action.

On a track that was extremely wide and racy in heats, Ashe was able to do a little moving and shaking as he would pick up a couple of positions and finish in the eighth spot.

Not transferring into the feature event, Ashe would then find himself in one of the night’s twin C main events due to his qualifying time. Lining up ninth in the C, Ashe would need to get into the top-two finishing spots if he wanted to keep his night going.

Going to work on the tight confines of the Placerville Speedway, Ashe would find himself battling the likes of Colby Wiesz and Dustin Golobic as he tried to fight his way forward.

On the seventh lap of the race, Ashe would opt to take his machine back to the trailer and start to gear up for this weekend’s double header.

“I have to thank my guys for all of their hard work,” Ashe added. “Coming to a new track is tough, and adding the caliber of field it was made it even more difficult. I am excited to get to Tulare, CA this weekend and run the 360ci, and the 410ci.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, NAAKE Suspension, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, DMI Components Shaver Racing Engines, Maxim, Rod End Supply, Lucky Seven Outlaw Wings, Fat Cat Propane, Pickern Allstate Ins., Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 4, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-2

ON TAP: Ashe will be at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Friday and Saturday night for the Peter Murphy Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook.

 

 

Cody Lamar 15th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Cody Lamar raced his way from Saturday night’s ‘B’ Main to a 15th place finish in Placerville, CA with the new Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“It was a pretty decent night for our team,” Lamar said. “We timed in okay, but missed the transfer in our heat race. We were able to get out of the ‘B’, and make a little charge in the ‘A’.”

Timing in 14th overall in qualifying time trials, Lamar would end up fourth fastest in his group which would place him on the front row of his heat race. An extremely exciting heat race would see Lamar battle with Justin Sanders, Justyn Cox, and Mitchell Faccinto as the four drivers fought for three transfer spots.

Lamar would ultimately find himself on the outside looking in, and be forced into the night’s ‘B’ main. Lining up fourth in the semi, Lamar would have his hands full on the slick surface as he gave it his all to stay in a transfer spot.

Slipping back a few spots, Lamar would finish in the seventh spot and earn the final starting spot for the 40-lap ‘A’ Main event. From the 22nd starting position, Lamar would make up some ground on the slicked off racing surface.

With cars searching for grip high and low, Lamar was there to overtake positions where he could find open real estate from the back of the pack.

Using a few double-file restarts to his advantage, the Rio Linda, CA driver was able to pick up a couple of more positions on the race’s final 14-lap green flag run.

When the checkered flag flew on the race, Lamar had worked his way up to finish in the 15th spot.

“We always want to be better, and we will go to work to do just that this weekend,” Lamar added. “I have to thank everyone who helps this team out and makes this all possible.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Joe Hunt Magnetos, and NAAKE Suspension for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Lamar is scheduled to follow the SCCT to Tulare, CA on Friday night with a possible trip to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night in the works.

 

 

Frustrating Trip To Placerville Speedway For Steven Tiner

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to work on Saturday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Steven Tiner would leave a bit frustrated as he would finish 11th in the ‘B’ Main.

“It’s a tough deal with so many cars, but I feel like we are better than not making the feature event,” Steven Tiner said. “We really have to be on our game each and every night we hit the track with these guys, and have some work to do for Friday.”

Timing his Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious backed No. 94 machine in eighth fastest in his qualifying group, Tiner would line up eighth in his heat race.

Finishing in the ninth spot, the Visalia, CA pilot would be forced into the 15-lap ‘B’ Main where he would find himself in the 13th starting spot with just the top-seven finishers moving on to the night’s 40-lap feature event.

On a very slick racing surface, Tiner was just unable to get the drive he needed to make a charge at a transfer position. Able to pick up a few spots, Tiner would close his night with an 11th place finish in the semi.

“You’re bound to have bad nights in the sport, the trick is to just limit them,” Tiner said. “We will shake this one off, and do what we can to be better at the Peter Murphy Classic.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, B&B Racing Engines, ART, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Tiner will be in action on Friday night in Tulare, CA with the SCCT during the Peter Murphy Classic before returning to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Five for Five Ties GW!

(Bill W) April 17, 2017 – To say Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team are on a roll is an understatement! The Sunnyvale, Texas native won his fifth Lucas Oil ASCS National Series feature in a row last Saturday at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. The win set a new record to start a season for ASCS and tied the all-time record, set by Hall of Famer Gary Wright back in 2005. Weather pending, Sam hopes to compete in the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shoout at 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas this Friday and Saturday.

Sam would start sixth in his heat. “The track was pretty good,” he says of the day-time surface. “There wasn’t a lot of passing in the other heats, and we were a little worried,” he says. “Our car was just really good though. We were able to get through the middle of three and four, where other drivers had to go up top or right on the bottom. That allowed us to get by those guys.”

At that point, he was in second. “We ran down (Justin) Henderson for the lead,” says Sam. “We were probably a lap short of getting by him. We just had a really good car at that point. We were just better than anyone in three and four. That was really the story of the night.”

The run was enough for Sam to make the redraw, in which he drew a feature starting spot outside of row two. “We were able to get a heck of a jump on the first start and got up to second right away,” he says. “The caution came out though, and everyone knew my strategy on that one. We fell back to fifth and we were really tight.”

It took some time to move back through the pack. “We had to cycle some laps out there, and we finally got to fourth,” says Sam. “The caution came out on lap eight. We were able to slide in front of (Blake) Hahn there in one and two. We got a good run through there and slid (Jonathan) Cornell for second in three and four. That allowed us to get into second behind Johnny (Herrera).”

Sam and Johnny put on a slide fest for the lead! “We tracked him slowly for a few laps there,” says Sam. “We finally made the pass when we got to traffic. Once we made that pass, we had a caution a few laps later. On the restart, he got a really good run and slid me in one and two. We traded slide jobs for two or three corners. We were finally able to get by him and hang on to the win.”

Inevitably when someone is on a roll like Sam’s, there are cries of cheating. It goes with the territory. “There are some people talking about that,” he says. “We just take it with a grain of salt. I guess if you’re going well, you have to be cheating. It’s kind of a compliment really. That means you’re doing something right. We’ll keep going the way we have been. Everything has been checked on our car. I don’t know what else there is to check! Someone said that usually it’s the people that are cheating that are wondering why they’re getting beat. Maybe that’s the case. We don’t worry too much about that stuff.”

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Late Mechanical Issue Ends Forsberg’s Night Early in Placerville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking on the SCCT at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, a late race mechanical issue would end Andy Forsberg and the C&M Motorsports team’s night prematurely.

“It was a crazy night with so many cars at Placerville Speedway, but it was a pretty cool sight to see,” Forsberg said. “We had a really good car all night, but unfortunately we had a power steering issue late in the race due us in.”

Going out late in time trials, Forsberg would rip off the fastest lap in his group and would end up putting the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/Pacific Highway Rentals entry third overall on the speed chart with 63 cars in the pit area.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Forsberg would show the crowd he knows his way around the ¼ mile bullring as he forged his way to the lead and picked up the popular win and punched his ticket to the Dash.

Lining up fifth in his Dash, Forsberg would end up losing a spot and a sixth place finish would line him up in the 12th starting spot for the 40-lap ‘A’ Main event.

On the extremely slick Placerville Speedway surface, Forsberg would move forward in the early stages of the race as he soon found himself up in the seventh spot.

Battling for sixth, contact would result in Forsberg spinning the PT Shocks/Swartz Diesel/51 Fifty Energy Drink mount out and forcing him to the rear of the field as he kept his machine under power.

Able to stay on the lead lap until a caution flew, Forsberg would take advantage of the field bunching back up. Carving his way forward on the famed bullring, Forsberg would be forced off the speedway on the 25th lap with a blown power steering line.

“It was a bummer to have our night end like it did, but my guys really gave me a strong car,” Forsberg said. “The track crew did a great job with the surface considering the car count, and the SCCT did a nice job with the program.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, 51 Fifty Energy Drink, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will have Tony Gualda at the helm this week on Friday night in Tulare, CA and Forsberg in the seat Saturday night in Petaluma, CA.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92, or Tony Gualda on Twitter @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Gremlins End Netto’s Night Early

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night in Placerville, CA, mechanical woes would bring DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team’s night to an early end.

“We had a good thing going on Saturday night, and my guys were doing a good job of getting me comfortable on an extremely slick surface,” Netto said. “Unfortunately we had something go haywire under the hood on the ninth lap and it ended our night early.”

Timing the Tri-C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain backed No. 3c machine in third fastest in his group during time trials, Netto would pick up the win during heat race action and advance to both the Dash, and the 40-lap feature event.

Finishing fourth in his Dash, Netto would line up in the seventh starting spot for the feature event on what was an extremely slick and tricky Placerville Speedway racing surface.

Watching how the track played out through the night, Netto would climb aboard his machine and look to take on an extremely stacked feature event line up. When the race came to life Netto would lose a few spots as his issues started to arise.

Making a few more laps, Netto would bring his machine to a stop and opt to go back to the work area to see if his crew could quickly diagnose and fix the issue.

With a big car count making for a long night, there was no guaranteed work area time and Netto would be left behind when the green flag flew and his night would come to an end.

“It is frustrating to have an issue and not be able to see if we could get it fixed,” Netto said. “I have to thank my guys for their hard work, and Clyde and Marion Lamar, as well as my family, for all of the continued support.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: DJ Netto and company will be back in action Friday and Saturday in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

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Mason Moore Finishes Seventh in Second Challenge Tour Event

PETERSEN MEDIA- After surviving the first ever Sprint Car Challenge Tour event two weeks ago, Mason Moore and F&F Racing were back in action with the series on Saturday night and recorded a seventh place finish.

“It was great to get back to Placerville, and race in front of such an awesome crowd,” Mason Moore said. “We had a really good night, and it’s great to get a Top-10 with such a deep field of cars.”

Timing the Geico Local Office/Twisted Tea/Levin’s Auto Supply No. x1 machine in second fastest in his time trial group, the Princeton, CA driver would make some moves during his heat race and pick up the important victory.

With the win, Moore would advance into one of the night’s twin dashes where a fifth place finish would line him up in the fifth row of the 40-lap feature event. Ax overflowing pit area would lead to an extremely slick ¼ mile racing surface and Moore would take a liking to it.

Showing his 2016 championship pedigree on the slick surface, Moore would go to work on the bottom of the speedway as he mixed it up with some of the region’s top drivers.

In an action packed feature event, Moore would find himself up as high as the fifth spot during the 40-lapper, and in the blink of an eye would be back as far as the eleventh spot as cars raced side-by side much of the night.

The race’s final green flag run of the night would see the reigning track champion settle into the seventh spot where he would go on to finish.

“We obviously want to be up front battling for wins, but it’s been a pretty good start to the season with the SCCT, and I think we will continue to get better,” Moore said. “I am looking forward to getting to work in Tulare, CA this weekend with both the SCCT and KWS.”

Moore would like to thank Geico, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Twisted Tea, Levin’s Auto Supply, Garth Moore Insurance, LRB Race Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Sierra Single Ply, Lucas Oil, RPI, and Encore Catering for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Moore and F&F Racing will be in action on Friday night at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

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

 

 

Cox 8th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: With his season off to a rough opening handful of races, Justyn Cox was able to put together a complete night of racing that saw him battle up front most of Saturday night as he finished in the 8th spot at Placerville Speedway with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“It was a much needed good night for our team,” Justyn Cox said. “Our car felt great, and I felt great and if it wasn’t for a late bobble on the cushion I think we finish well inside the Top-Five.”

Timing his Cox Racing sprinter in second fastest in his qualifying group, Cox would grid the field from the second row for the 10-lap affair. Needing to run in the Top-Two to guarantee a spot in the Dash, Cox would go top shelf following a late race restart and surge up to the second spot where he would finish.

Finishing fourth in Dash No. 2, Cox would line up in the eighth starting spot for the 40-lap feature event. With the track going extremely slick due to the high number of cars checked into the event, Cox would get off to a good start as he was able to work his way forward.

Cox would find himself in an extremely exciting battle with Gio Scelzi that seemed to take up the first half of the 40-lap event. Taking a liking to the cushion in turns one and two, Cox was able to move up and get into the third position at one time as he chased after Kyle Larson and Kyle Hirst.

A restart on lap 26 would see Cox have a huge run as he would make a bid for the second spot. Slight contact between the duo would cause Cox to lose the spot but still ran in the third spot.

On the race’s 33rd lap, Cox would just trip on the cushion on the exit of turn two and lose a couple of positions as he fell back to finish in the eighth spot.

“To be that competitive with what may end up being the toughest field of cars we see all season is really a big shot in the arm for this team,” Cox added. “The feature I think someone was always next to me so you had to be on your game. It was a blast to race, and I think that will be the norm for SCCT features this year.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, EyeLusions, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Cox will travel with the SCCT to Thunderbowl Raceway on Friday night for the Peter Murphy Classic with his Saturday plans still tentative.

 

 

Willie Croft Earns Hard Charger Honors with Sprint Car Challenge Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to show great speed the last few weeks, Willie Croft put on a dazzling performance at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night as he worked his way forward from the 20th starting position to finish in the sixth spot.

“It was a pretty good night for our race team,” Willie Croft said. “It’s tough with so many cars, but we were able to transfer from the ‘B’, and charge our way forward in the A on an extremely slick track.”

Timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 machine in third fastest in his qualifying group, Croft would find himself on the front row of his 10-lap heat race.

Finishing fifth in his heat, the Roseville, CA driver would be forced into the B main event. Finishing fourth in the semi, Croft would advance to the 40-lap feature event where he would grid the field from the 10th row.

On an extremely slick Placerville Speedway surface, Croft was able to guide his machine forward as he was able to move all over the racing surface. Simply going where there was open real estate while mired in dense traffic, Croft was showing the capacity crowd he was on a mission.

Taking advantage of a couple double file restarts, Croft would find himself battling with Ryan Bernal for a spot in the Top-Five during the race’s closing laps. With the duo exchanging the spot several times, Croft would end up taking the checkered flag with a sixth place finish.

“We definitely want to take advantage of starting up front in our heat race and making the Dash, but other than that I was pleased with how we performed in the race,” Croft said.

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-11, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3.

ON TAP: Willie Croft will be back in action on both Friday and Saturday night in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic.

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

 

 

Brad Loyet – MOWA Point Leader Has Double Duty This Weekend!

(Bill W) April 17, 2017 – Brad Loyet and the Vacuworx Global #o5 team stayed atop the MOWA point standings last Friday with a second-place finish at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The Sunset Hills, Missouri driver hopes to perform double duty this weekend in midget and sprint competition. On Friday, Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois hosts the POWRi midgets. On Saturday, POWRi will head to I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri, and they’ll be joined by the World of Outlaws.

Brad was second quick last Friday in Granite Ciy. “We were actually the first car out, and we set a new track record,” he says. “(Paul) Nienhiser ended up breaking it by seven-hudredths of a second. The car missed on the entry to turn three. We found a cracked fitting on the barrel valve, otherwise we could have been a little faster.”

Second quick meant starting sixth in the heat. “The track was really nice in the heat,” says Brad. “It was up on the wall. I had a really fast racecar and got to second. We were able to throw a slider on (Ryan) Bunton for the lead. He threw one back on me, and we weren’t going to bust our tail to win the heat. With the format, I just needed to finish in the top four.”

An invert of eight was drawn for the feature, setting Brad up inside row four. “We were able to get up to fourth by the second lap,” he says. “There was a caution at that point. We were able to pick off the third and second place cars pretty quickly after that.”

He set his sights on the leader. “I caught Bunton, and the track locked down rubber at that point,” says Brad. “That was pretty much it. He got down in the rubber and led the rest of the race with us on his rear bumper. We only caught two lapped cars. I thought we may get him when we caught the one, but he just got out of the way.”

Brad feels the team got the most out of what they were given. “It was what it was,” he says. “He started on the front row and we had to run him down. We knew it was going to take rubber, so we got by as many cars as we could early. By the time we got to second, it was too late.”

The team hope their recent momentum carries them into this weekend. “We were really happy with the car,” says Brad. “Hopefully, that will continue Saturday with the Outlaws. We’re also looking forward to getting in the midget at Belleville Friday and Peverly Saturday.”

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Tickets on sale for World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at River Cities Speedway

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — April 17, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for both legs of the Gerdau Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. The 1st Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour is set for Friday, June 16, with the series returning on Friday, August 18 for the 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Northern Tour. Single event tickets as well as two-race ticket packages can be purchased.

Donny Schatz swept both races at River Cities Speedway last season, which marked the second straight year the eight-time and defending series champion has won a pair of races at the high-banked bullring in his home state. Schatz has eight-career wins with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway, including in five of the last six races over the previous three seasons. He has won six races already this season and is the current point leader as he chases his ninth title.

Joey Saldana has a pair of wins at River Cities Speedway in his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series career, with the first coming in the series inaugural event at the track in 2007. He also won at River Cities Speedway in 2010. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won for the first time at River Cities Speedway in 2014.

Battling Schatz, Pittman and Saldana in 2017 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including David Gravel who has four wins this season and is second in points, Brad Sweet, who is third in the standings, with a pair of victories, as well as Jason Johnson, who also has two wins this season and is fourth in the standings.

Shane Stewart, who drives for a team co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series point leader Kyle Larson, is sixth in points. Veteran drivers Jason Sides, Paul McMahan, Kraig Kinser and Greg Wilson are all back on the road again in 2017. Logan Schuchart, who already has a win this season, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp represent the next generation of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers. Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio and Brent Marks from Pennsylvania are battling for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award.

Tickets for both legs of the Gerdau Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at River Cities Speedway on Friday, June 16 and Friday, August 18 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.

For more information on tickets, visit http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY OPENER FEATURES ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR SPRINTS 57TH VISIT; LOWES SUPER STOCKS IN ACTION ALSO

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

The season opener for NAPA Wayne County Speedway is set for Saturday night, April 22, with Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in the spotlight as the traveling group will make it's 57th stop at 'Orrville's Historic Oval'. Four time ASCoC Champion and 1995 &1996 NAPA WCS champ, Chad Kemenah will lead the All Star's into Saturday's action as he has the early points lead. Kemenah picked up his 1st win of the season on Sunday, April 9th as he passed Lee Jacobs on the last lap at Atomic Speedway to capture the checkered flag. A couple of Caleb's, Armstrong and Helms are second and third in the Arctic Cat All Star points. Helms has two non All Star wins already this season. Last year, Jac Haudenschild swept the opening night races at NAPA WCS as he set a new track record (14.125 seconds) won his heat race and the dash and lead all the way for the $5,000 payday. Local drivers Danny Mumaw, last seasons track champion, Brad Haudenschild, the '14 and '15 track champion along with Nick Patterson, Mitch and Jordan Harble, Jason Dolick, Troy Kingan, Tyler Dunn, Shawn Hubler and Clay Riney are expected to battle the All Stars for the 30 lap $5,000 to win feature.

Lowe's Super Stocks will be the support class as they open their points season. Tyler Thompson was the champion last year with Tyler Nicely, Paul Holmes, Gary Hensel Jr., and Jordan James in the top five and throw in Bob Daugherty with a couple of wins last year which should make for a wide open battle for this years crown.

Both the pit gates and grandstand gates will open at 3 pm Saturday with qualifying at around 6 pm and racing at 7pm.

Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information on this event and the full 2017 schedule.

 

 

Sprint Series of Oklahoma and Texas in Action This Friday Night!

Park City, Kansas – April 17, 2017 - The Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products is ready for point race number two on the season as they make a special Friday night appearance at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore this Friday night. The SSO will be joined once again by the Sprint Series of Texas.

When the tour opened their season at the Southern Oklahoma race track it was current SSO point leader Chad Koch getting the best of a thirty-one-car field to claim his first career series victory and he became the eleventh different SSO feature winner in the past eleven events held dating back to last year’s inaugural season. John Carney II won the first two events of 2016 and since then Brandon Long, Carney, Jake Martens, Michelle Melton, Chad Wilson, Joe Wood, Jr., Andy Shouse, Luke Cranston, Marcus Thomas, Austin Mundie and Koch have all reached victory lane.

Pauls Valley’s Gary Owens currently sits second in the SSO points, just one point out of the point lead, while SST regular Michael Day, Jake Martens and Michelle Melton round out the top five.

Drivers six through ten in the current point standings are also expected, including Joe Wood, Jr., Dale Wester, Brandon Long, Zach Blurton and Jesse “Chip” Graham.

Other touring regulars expected include defending series and IMCA national champion Andy Shouse, Cody Whitworth, Loyd Clevenger, Shayla Waddell, Jerry Jumper, Chris Kelly, Blake Baccus and Blake Scott. A strong field of rookie of the year contenders will be on hand, including Dillon Laden, Josh Toho and Tanner Conn.

Newcastle, Oklahoma’s Steven Shebester will be making his debut into sprint car racing from the micro scene.

This event will be race number three on the season for the Sprint Series Texas and are led by current point leader Dale Wester. He will come into the night holding a slim two-point lead of Michael Day while Jesse “Chip” Graham sits third in the SST standings, just four points out of the top spot. Robert Vetter, Jeff Day, Blake Baccus, Tucker Doughty (who won the series season opener back in February), Koch, Austin Mundie and Owens all round out the series top ten.

Gates will open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:30 PM start time for the SSO and SST Friday night showdown at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. Grandstand admission will be $20 for adults; $15 for ages 6-12 with all pit passes $30. Southern Oklahoma Speedway is located off of I-35 to exit 29, east on Hwy 70 approximately 0.7 mile, then south on Hwy 77 for two miles. Track information can be found on their official website www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com; their facebook page: Southern Oklahoma Speedway.

Information on the Sprint Series of Texas can be found on their official website www.racesst.com and their facebooke page: Sprint Series of Texas.

To learn more about the Sprint Series of Oklahoma check out their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma. More information can be obtained by SSO director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202 and for technical inquires call Ernie Messmer (405) 818-9007.

SSO officials would like to welcome Smiley’s Racing Products for becoming presenting partner with the series as they will be giving $1000 cash to the 2017 SSO champion.

The series would also like to thank the following for climbing aboard as contingency partners with the series for 2017: Hoosier Racing Tires, Danny Holloway, Martens Machine Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotech Race Cells, Rod End Supply, Outlaw Wings, Keizer Wheels, Bishops Racing Products and Messmer Racing.

Current 2017 Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley's Racing Products point standings as of March 25:

1) Chad Koch 40

2) Gary Owens 39

3) Michael Day 38

4) Jake Martens 37

5) Michelle Melton 35

6) Joe Wood Jr. 34

7) Dale Wester 32

8) Brandon Long 31

9) Zach Blurton 30

10) Jesse "Chip" Graham 29

11) Loyd Clevenger 28

12) Josh Toho 26

13) Dillon Laden 25

14) Robert Vetter 24

15) Chris Kelly 22

16) Andy Shouse 21

17) Shayla Waddell 16

18) Jerry Jumper 14

19) Tanner Conn 13

20) Blake Baccus 12

Current Sprint Series of Texas Point Standings:

1) Dale Wester 70 Points

2) Michael Day 68 Points

3) Chip Graham 66 Points

4) Robert Vetter 58 Points

5) Jeff Day Jr 46 Points

6) Blake Baccus 43 Points

7) Tucker Doughty 40 Points

.. Chad Koch 40 Points

9) Austin Mundie 39 Points

.. Gary Owens 39 Points

 

LARSON MARKS RACING BRING HOME A PAIR OF TOP-10 FINISHES IN THE LONE STAR STATE
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 17, 2017) - The Larson Marks Racing team completed this season's Texas swing with three races in the Lone Star state. The team competed at Gator Motorplex in Willis on Thursday and followed that up with two nights of racing at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite Friday and Saturday night.

Thursday night at Gator Motorplex, Shane Stewart qualified 20th in time trials and finished eighth in his heat race. He then started on the outside of the front row for the Last Chance Showdown and captured the lead on lap two. The Bixby, Okla., native led the rest of the way en route to the win, transferring into the main event. He started 19th for the 40-lap feature event and began making his way through the field. When the caution was displayed just before the halfway point of the race, Stewart advanced into the top-10. On the ensuing restart he slipped back to 12th but was able to climb back up to ninth in the closing laps to earn another top-10 finish.

Stewart kicked off night one of the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway by tallying the eighth-fastest lap in qualifying, before finishing third in the second heat race of the night. Stewart started eighth and gained two positions in the 25-lap feature event to score a sixth-place finish.

The following night, Stewart qualified 22nd and finished seventh in his heat race. After starting fourth in the Last Chance Showdown, he advanced one position to finish third and transfer into the 30-lap main event. The pilot of the LMR No. 2 started in the 21st position and advanced three positions to finish in 18th-place.

"I always love racing close to my home state of Oklahoma in front of family and friends," said Stewart. "Obviously, I would have loved to have won, but it felt good to be able to rebound after being set back early in the night. We still need to find some speed in our No. 2 LMR cars, and we will. I'm looking forward to getting back on track this weekend at Riverside and I-55."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action Friday, April 21 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Gator Motorplex Speedway DATE: April 13, 2017
QUALIFYING: 20th HEAT RACE: 8th
LCS STARTING POSITION: 2nd LCS FINISH: 1st
STARTING POSITION: 19th FEATURE FINISH: 9th

TRACK: Devil's Bowl Speedway DATE: April 14, 2017
QUALIFYING: 8th HEAT RACE: 3rd
DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A
STARTING POSITION: 8th FEATURE FINISH: 6th

TRACK: Devil's Bowl Speedway DATE: April 15, 2017
QUALIFYING: 22nd HEAT RACE: 7th
LCS STARTING POSITION: 4th DASH FINISH: 3rd
STARTING POSITION: 21st FEATURE FINISH: 18th

SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 19
WINS: 0
TOP-FIVES: 3
TOP-10s: 12
SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing
Twitter: @LarsonMarks
Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

 

Lodging Information for $15k to Win NCRA Sprint Opener!

Park City, Kansas – April 17, 2017 - Official lodging information for the rescheduled, seventh annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas featuring the season opener for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car division and co-sanctioned with the American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products have been announced. This two-day event will take place this Friday and Saturday night, April 21-22, 2017 and will see Saturday night’s championship feature finale pay $15,000 to win.

Lodging information is as follows:

Best Western - (316) 832-9387

Days Inn – (316) 832-1131

Motel 6 – (316) 440-5050

Quality Inn – (316) 927-3900

Red Roof Inn – (316) 744-7711

Super 8 Motel – (316) 744-2071

Most, if not all, above motels have parking available for race trailers and all are within five miles of 81 Speedway in Park City. While you are in town speedway officials encourage you to stay; eat; shop and play in Park City, the official partner of the speedway. Find out more at www.parkcityks.com.

Grandstand general admission tickets for Friday night’s $1500 to win show are $20 for ages 11 and up; $10 for children 6-10. Pit gates will open at 5:00 PM with heat race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. A complete set of heat races, last chance and feature finale will be held. All pit passes are $35.

Championship Saturday night will see grandstand general admission tickets $20 for ages 11 and up; $10 for children 6-10 and all pit passes $35. Pit gates will open at 5:00 PM with first heat race set for a 7:00 PM start time. A complete set of heat races, last chance features will set the stage for the night’s 40-lap, $15,000 to win championship feature that will pay $1000 just to start the twenty-two-car field.

For more information on the NCRA sprint car series, check out their brand new and official website www.racencra.com and their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. Questions pertaining to this and any other series event can be answered by calling the series home office (316) 755-1781.

 

 

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Ready for a Lone Star Saturday Night!

Park City, Kansas – April 17, 2017 - The Texas-based National Championship Racing Association Sprint Car Bandits Series presented by Blaine’s Motor Supply is set to get back into racing action this coming Saturday night (April 22) as the tour heads to Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas for their first of two scheduled appearances for the East Texas speed plant.

Brad Welborn of Princeton, Texas and Justin Melton of Lewisville, Texas have both picked up NCRA SCB victories thus far this season with Melton holding a one point lead over Scott Bogucki of McLaren Vale, South Australia. Zane Lawrence currently sits third in the standings, just 25 points out of the lead, while Chad Wilson, Claud Estes, III, Michael Lang, Dustin Gates, Colby Estes, Michelle Melton and Gary Floyd rounding out the top ten.

Close to thirty drivers are expected to compete for this $2250 to win/$350 to start event and non-qualifiers receive $100.

Pit gates open at 3:00 PM; grandstand gates at 5:00 PM and hot laps starting around 6:45 PM. Grandstand admission is just $17 for adults; $15 for all seniors and military; and kids ages 6-11 just $5. All pit passes are $35.

Lone Star Speedway is located off of I-20 to exit 583, then half mile north, then one mile east. For more race information call the track (903) 986-9731 or check out their official website www.lonestarspeedway.com.

The 2017 season will be the second for the NCRA Sprint Car Bandit Series and information can be found on their official website www.sprintcarbandits.com. More information can be obtained by calling Steve Lang (469) 474-8234.

The National Championship Racing Association was established back in 1971 and currently sanctions 360-ci sprint cars, modifieds, crate late models and mod-lites. To learn more about the NCRA, check out their brand-new website www.racencra.com; their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series or call (316) 755-1781.

 

 

NCRA Upper Midwest Sprint Series Kicks Off 2017 This Saturday Night!

Park City, Kansas – April 17, 2017 - The National Championship Racing Association Upper Midwest Sprint Series is set to kick off their 2017 race season this coming Saturday night, April 22) as the “Winged Warriors” make their first of three scheduled appearances at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin.

Defending series champion Ryan Bowers of Ham Lake, Minnesota leads a strong contingent of drivers into the ninth season for the UMSS while Jerry Richert, Jr. who fell just three points shy of the championship last season, will look to claim the title this year.

Drivers also expected include Duluth, Minnesota’s Leigh Thomas and Jamey Ogston; Chris Graf of Glenco, Minnesota; Dean Brown of Springfield, Minnesota; Reed Alex of St. Cloud, Minnesota; Derrick Lusk from Jackson, Minnesota; Lee Grosz from Hardwood, North Dakota; and Bob McVitty from Somerset, Wisconsin.

Average car count for the four UMSS appearances at Cedar Lake Speedway in 2016 were 21, with Grosz (2), Richert, Jr. (1) and Carson McCarl all picking up victories.

Pit gates open at 3:00 PM; grandstand gates open at 5:00 PM and race time slated for 6:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults; $10 for ages 6-16 and free admission to children ages 5 and under.

Pending which direction, you are coming from, there are a couple directions you can take to Cedar Lake Speedway:

From the Stillwater Lift Bridge: Cross the bridge in Stillwater and continue straight ahead (this is Highway 64 in Wisconsin). Travel approximately 8 miles on Highway 64 going East and then take the Highway 35 North Exit. At the top of the exit ramp, turn left. Cross the bridge and travel approximately 1/5 of a mile and turn right on County Road C. Follow Cty Road C for approximately 5 miles and turn left on County Road CC. Travel approximately one mile and the track in on the right.

From the Northern Twin Cities Suburbs: From Highway 95 (St. Croix Trail), turn at the Osceola exit and travel over the bridge into Wisconsin. Turn right at Highway 35. Follow Highway 35 until you come to County Road H; take a left. Follow County Road H until you come to County Road CC; take a right. Racetrack is on the left.

From the Southern Twin Cities Suburbs: Take Highway 94 East to the first Hudson exit (Highway 35). Follow Highway 35 North until you come to Highway 64; take a right. Travel approximately 7.5 miles on Highway 64 going East and then take the Highway 35 North Exit. At the top of the exit ramp, turn left. Cross the bridge and travel approximately 1/5 of a mile and turn right on County Road C. Follow Cty Road C for approximately 5 miles and turn left on County Road CC. Travel approximately one mile and the track in on the right.

From the East: Take Highway 94 West to Highway 63. Travel North on 63 and travel 14 miles to Highway 64. Turn left on 64 (West) and travel approximately 7 miles to Highway 65. Turn right on 65 (North) and travel approx 1.5 miles to 210th Ave. Turn left on 210th and travel approx 4 miles to County Road CC. Turn right on County Road CC (where the Outpost Bar is). Track is 1.5 miles on the right.

The NCRA Midwest Sprint Series is based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota with the majority of the race programs within 150 miles of the Twin Cities, making travel expenses minimized. More information on the UMSS can be found on their official website www.umsssprints.com or call series president Ron Bernhagen (612) 363-5302.

The National Championship Racing Association was established back in 1971 and currently sanctions 360-ci sprint cars, modifieds, crate late models and mod-lites. To learn more about the NCRA, check out their brand-new website www.racencra.com; their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series or call (316) 755-1781.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Krikke Motorsport’s ‘The Real Deal’ Injection

The Krikke Motorsport team is pleased to announce that their 2017-18 season driver is Jamie ‘The Real Deal’ Veal.

In what promises to be a lethal combination, with the arguably the country’s leading team in Krikke Motorsport and driver in Jamie Veal joining forces.

After 12 seasons with the team’s current driver Brooke Tatnell, the Krikke Motorsport team recently made the hard decision to part ways with Tatnell. Following that decision, they’ve signed Veal as next season’s driver of the WA # 2 Transport Equipment Hire (TEH) supported car.

“It was an incredibly hard decision to part ways with Brooke, but we, as a team, decided that it was time to make a change going forward,” stated Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke.

“Jamie is one of the country’s leading drivers and it’s a very exciting prospect to have him as part of our team on a full-time basis.”

For Veal, joining the Krikke Motorsport team was an easy decision, following his Victorian-based team’s recent decision to scale back their operations here in Australia in order to concentrate on their American racing activities.

“Our family team is focusing on our America racing from now onwards and we were going to be on the lookout for a ride with another team here in Australia for next season,” explained Veal, who has made a cameo appearance with the Krikke Motorsport team at conclusion of the 2014-15 season at the Perth Motorplex, where they managed to come away with a feature-race win on that night.

“When word had got out about our plans, we began discussions with the Krikke Motorsport team and before too long a deal was done to drive for them here in Australia for next season.

“The Krikke Motorsport is a first-class team and I’m very much looking forward to tackling next season with them.”

Another bonus for Krikke Motorsport and Veal coming together is that it’s going to allow both parties pit crews to come together. It’s certainly going to help a lot during those busy periods during the season, not only at the track, but between race meetings and also travelling around the country.

The initial plans for next season for Veal and the Krikke Motorsport are to contest all of the major shows throughout the season, which includes the Australian Title, Grand Annual Classic, World Series Sprintcars and many other events.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank Tatnell for all of his efforts during their 12 seasons together. During this period, they have scored a number of major wins, such as Australian Titles, World Series Sprintcar Championships, Grand Annual Classic and Krikke Boys Shootout.

“It’s been a great 12 seasons together and we’ve achieved a lot of success but most importantly created many life-long memories – both on and off the track,” commented Ryan Krikke.

“Brooke is the ultimate professional and he has served our team well for such a long period, which we’re very thankful for, and we wish him all the very best for the future.”

The current Krikke Motorsport team 2017-18 season sponsors are:
Transport Equipment Hire (THE)
Valvoline Oils
Bunbury Toyota
PWR
Revolution Race Gear
Mercure Hotel - Parramatta
Skwid Signs
Vortex Wings
Maxwill Racing Engines
BR Motorsports
A Lucas Spray Painters

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour American and Canadian Series Begins next Weekend at Outlaw and Merrittville Speedways

(Sodus, NY) After much anticipation, the 2017 A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour points championship for both the American and Canadian series drivers will begin next weekend on Friday, April 21, at Outlaw Speedway, and Saturday, April 22 at Merrittville Speedway.

Friday’s show at Outlaw Speedway will be a challenge event with the Empire Super Sprints and United Racing Club. The show will be run under the ESS qualifying format with ESS officials handling all scoring. Full points will be awarded to all PST Members and will be scored towards the 2017 American Series Championship.

Saturday’s show at Merrittville will follow the PST qualification format and points will be scored towards the 2017 Canadian Championship tour.

The Patriots have had a long and successful history at Outlaw Speedway (formerly Black Rock) holding 42 shows dating back to September 6, 2003 when Scott Bonnell scored the victory. The most recent show goes back to last September when Chuck Hebing scored the thrilling Outlaw Fall Nationals win over Josh Weller, and teenage driver Dylan Westbrook.

Merrittville Speedway, located in Thorold, Ontario has become the annual kick off to the Canada series for the past several seasons. The first ever show dates to June 24, 2006 when Bryan Howland picked up the win. The track has also seen Scott Kreutter, Steve Poirier, and Jason Barney grace victory lane under the PST banner.

Last season was once again an outstanding year for Bradford, PA’s Jared Zimbardi notching eight wins on the tour and becoming the 2016 Champion, his fourth American Tour Championship and third Canadian Series Championship. Zimbardi will once again be up against tough competition in Steve Glover, Mitch Brown, Pete Richardson, Kyle Drum, Darryl Ruggles, Paul Habeck, and new comers; Joe Trenca and Jordan Thomas.

Tires and Fuel will be available at Outlaw only in the Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc. Trailer, along with other miscellaneous sprint car parts for purchase. Fans are encouraged to follow the Patriot Sprint Tour on all social media accounts including facebook, Instagram and twitter. You can also log onto patriotsprinttour.com for more information.

The 2017 Patriot Sprint Tour season is thanks in large part to; A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc, Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Burleue Photography, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation, Fine Touch Collision.

 

 

Atomic Sprint Car track champion will be first crowned in Ohio by IMCA RaceSaver

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (April 14) – IMCA will crown its first-ever RaceSaver Sprint Car track champion as well as a series champion in Ohio this season.

Atomic Speedway hosted the first of nine events on April 9; points races there April 22, May 20, June 24, July 22 and Aug. 5, 25 and 26, and Sept. 23 also figure toward determining that first champion.

The June 24 event is during Ohio Sprint Speedweek and will be broadcast on the internet. The Aug. 26 Open Wheel Championship feature pays $600 to win.

Eight Ohio Thunder Sprint Series dates are now on the schedule – at least one more will be added, at a location to be announced – at Atomic, Moler Raceway Park, Southern Ohio Speedway and Hilltop Speedway.

Series dates at Moler are April 28 and Aug. 4. Atomic is site of the April 29 show while Hilltop welcomes the series on July 15.

Southern is the destination for May 19, June 30, July 21 and Sept. 22 events.

The one TBA date now is June 9.

“What’s great about this schedule is that it gives our drivers the chance to race for track and series championships, as well as state and national points,” said Series Director Andy Hill. “We were getting five drivers when we started this series and had 13 for opening night, even though it was rescheduled from Saturday to Sunday.”

“We could have around 18 weekly cars,” he continued. “We’re getting a lot of interest from guys looking to move up from mini sprints and already have five of them racing with us.”

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint features in Ohio pay $200-$500 to win, depending on car count, and a minimum of $100 to start.

Two-time defending series and state champion Mike Downs was the winner of the season opener at Atomic, which is promoted by Brad McCown.

Atomic has been the home track of the Ohio Thunder Sprint Series during its IMCA RaceSaver tenure.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 12

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 328; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 302; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 294; 4. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 228; 5. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 192; 6. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 188; 7. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 182; 8. Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, 177; 9. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 164; 10. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 159; 11. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, and Brit­ney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, both 157; 13. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 155; 14. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 140; 15. Michael Day, Greenville, Texas, and Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, both 134; 17. Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, and Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, both 130; 19. Blake Mallory, Joshua, Texas, and Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, both 129.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 100; 2. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., and Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., both 97; 4. Mike Stallings, Sanger, Calif., and Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., both 89; 6. Jesse Mack, Visalia, Calif., 79; 7. Zane Robert Blanchard, Hanford, Calif., 78; 8. Cole Danell, Visalia, Calif., 77; 9. Blake Robertson, Visalia, Calif., 76; 10. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 75.

Louisiana – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 78; 2. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 70; 3. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 69; 4. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, both 68; 6. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 67; 7. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 40; 8. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 39; 9. Charles Sweetser, Morgan City, La., 37; 10. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., 36.

Ohio – 1. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 40; 2. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 39; 3. Jim Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 38; 4. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 37; 5. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 34; 6. Hunter Lynch, Ostrander, Ohio, 33; 7. Dilan Allagree, South Salem, Ohio, 32; 8. Jo­seph Allagree, Chillicothe, Ohio, 31; 9. Michael L. Ebersbach, Baltimore, Ohio, 30; 10. Jake Hes­son, Marysville, Ohio, 29.

Pennsylvania – 1. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 118; 2. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 115; 3. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 99; 4. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 94; 5. Kenneth Duke, Selins­grove, Pa., 91; 6. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., and Kassidy Kreitz, Sinking Spring, Pa., both 88; 8. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 86; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 85; 10. Andrew Hake, Man­chester, Pa., 78.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 289; 2. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 270; 3. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 262; 4. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 228; 5. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 188; 6. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 182; 7. Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, 177; 8. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 163; 9. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, and Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, both 157.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 78; 2. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 74; 3. Mike Ler­aas, Kernersville, N.C., 72; 4. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 71; 5. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 69; 6. Mike Keeton, Doswell, Va., 68; 7. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 66; 8. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 39; 9. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 37; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 33.

 

 

Bellm Set for Sedalia after Texas Double

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (April 14, 2017) – Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team continue Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition with this Saturday afternoon’s card atop Sedalia’s ½-mle Missouri State Fairgrounds clay oval.

After a Moberly rainout on March 26 and in idle weekend, Bellm and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team was back in action last weekend with an ASCS National Tour double at Texas Motor Speedway.

It wasn’t the weekend that the 2015 series Rookie of the Year was hoping for, with motor woes slowing Friday’s effort and then a crash cutting short a solid Saturday night run.

“We hurt a motor Friday and didn’t find the problem soon enough to start the feature,” Bellm says.

Moving on to Saturday’s Texas Sprint Car Nationals finale, Bellm was up to speed aboard the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions mount.

“We were pretty fast on Saturday, the car was good,” Bellm said of the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care machine. “We went from sixth to fifth in the heat and then won our qualifier to get in the feature.”

Gridding the feature 13th, Bellm was on the move forward in the early going.

“We were passing for tenth, then we got a little help,” Bellm sums up.

It wasn’t the wanted kind of help, as the assist sent Bellm into the fence and a flip that brought an early end to his night.

“It was disappointing, we had at least a seventh or eighth place car,” Bellm says. “We have had good speed each time out, we’re just needing a little luck to go our way.”

He and the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/The Engine Heater team will be looking for that change of fortune on Saturday at a place not too far from his Nixa, MO, home at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds.

“We had a couple of good runs there last year with top-fives and blew up in the top five in a National race, so hopefully we can get a good draw and make a good day out of it,” Bellm concludes.

2017 Quick Stats: 4 races, 3 feature starts.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 15.

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.

 

 

Bailey Goldesberry – Maiden 360 Voyage Goes Well!

(Bill W) April 14, 2017 – Sixteen-year-old Bailey Goldesberry is getting her 2017 season in swing. The family sprint car team has a 360 engine for select events this season, and their first outing with the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa went well. This weekend, the Springfield, Illinois driver hopes to make two 305 events. Tonight, she will run at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois, and tomorrow she’ll return to 34 Raceway.

The event with the Sprint Invaders took place on April 1. “It was fast and it was fun,” says Bailey of her first night in a 360. “I enjoyed racing with some new drivers. We definitely learned some things about the 360 as compared to the 305. It had a lot more ‘get up and go’! It was a lot faster. It was definitely more responsive!”

Bailey finished fifth in her heat, one spot out of locking herself in the main event. She turned heads in the B main, however. “We ended up finishing second in the B,” she says. “I led for all but about five laps. At that point, Ben Wagoner got by us. Chris Martin was last year’s champion with the Sprint Invaders and he was able to get by me briefly there, but we were able to stick it on the cushion there in one and two and shoot back around him for second.”

She lined up in row ten for the feature. “We were really good to start with,” says Bailey. “I was able to get in my groove. Then we had a long yellow, and something happened with the tires. We just weren’t as good after that.”

The heavy and rough conditions of the track were a result of several inches of rain during the week. Bailey held on though. “The track was a little rougher than we thought it would be,” she says. “We had the car really tight and we ended up finishing 18th. Overall, it was a good experience for our first time in a 360.”

This is Bailey’s second year in sprint cars. Last year, she finished 13th in points at 34 Raceway despite missing the first five nights. She also picked up a win in Quincy. The team plans adding several more 360 events to their schedule. “We have eight or ten races on our schedule this year with the 360,” she says. “Hopefully, tonight will be a good night for us in the 305 at Jacksonville, and we’re looking forward to getting up to Burlington tomorrow night.”

Bailey on the Web

Be sure to keep up with Bailey at her website: www.BaileyGoldesberry.com Sprint Car Racer Bailey Goldesberry - Springfield, IL www.baileygoldesberry.com As the 2016 season begins, we are proud to announce the following companies and businesses that will be partnering up with Team 4 Racing on the 305 winged sprint car ...

Facebook: Bailey Goldesberry Racing

Twitter: @BGRacing4

Bailey’s Weekly Releases

If you’d like to be added to Bailey’s e-mail list for weekly releases, e-mail sprntcar@hotmail.com with “Bailey” in the Subject Line.

Bailey would like to thank Jim Watts Electric, Maxim Chassis, Pure Max Racing Oil, Goodridge USA, FK Rod Ends, Simpson, Dick Taylor Collision Service, Rock Solid Lawn & Landscape, GPC Race Products, MyRacePass and Schure Built Suspensions.

 

 

SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES INVADES WICHITA SPEEDWAY - SATURDAY APRIL 29th, 7pm!

Iowa Park, TX (4/14/17) by DarinShort.com. While we're waiting for time to pass until the big NCRA Sprint Car Bandits presented by Blaine's Motor Supply event at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, April 22nd, let's go ahead and unveil the Wichita Speedway Sprint Car Bandits event scheduled for Saturday, April 29th!

For those of you fans and race teams that have never been to Wichita Speedway, you owe it to yourself to go check it out. It's a fast, racey, full 1/4 mile dirt track that is configured such that it affords lots of side-by-side racing and passing.

The event pays $2,000 to win, $1,000 for 2nd and then pays down generously to $325 - just to start the feature! All non-starters or non-qualifiers receive $100.

Wichita Speedway is only charging $15 for Adult G.A., which is a heck of a deal for fans! The track is located on the western edge of Wichita Falls, and is quite easy to get to. From either direction of I-44 in Wichita Falls, take Hwy 287 west out of town about 3 miles until you see the Highway 369 exit. Turn north (right) on Highway 369 and you will see the track about 1 mile ahead on the right.

Fans can expect Sprint Car Bandits teams such as Justin Melton, Scott Bogucki, Zane Lawrence, Chad Wilson, Claud Estes III, Michael Lang, Dustin Gates, Colby Estes, Michelle Melton, Gary Floyd, DJ Estes, Casey Burkham, Chance McCrary, Tucker Doughty, Junior Jenkins, Cody Stacy, Chase Parson, Brad Welborn, Brad Queen, Dalton Stevens, Bryan Debrick, Steve McMackin, Kyle Jones, Chad Koch, George White, Johnny Miller and Brandon Long. A host of other regional teams can be expected as well.

The Sprint Car Bandits would like to thank their series sponsors, which allows us to keep costs down for the tracks, racers and fans - yet keep driver purses at excellent levels:

Blaine's Motor Supply, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, The Oil Medics, Mow Time in Farmersville, Pro Tech Service Company (THE Car Washing Authority), Griffith Trucking Equipment and Simpson Race Products.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for complete series information and visit www.wichitaracewaypark.net/wichita-speedway for track details. The event flyer is posted here.

This event will mark the first fuel injected 360C.I. Sprint Car event in the Wichita Falls area for 2017, so make sure you mark your calendar to attend!

 

 

NAPA Auto Parts Sponsors the US Tour with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints for 2017.

SYRACUSE, NY – In a major sponsorship announcement, NAPA Auto Parts has returned as the title sponsor for the US Tour with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. It marks the third year for NAPA’s involvement with the second largest point fund offered with the Lucas Oil Tour.

Each full point event held in the US not only carries points towards the overall Lucas Oil ESS title but also what is known as the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour. Last year Steve Poirier edged Jason Barney for the title. The top 15 in points in the US Series took home cash at the annual awards banquet.

In 1936, NAPA opened its first location, an existing Atlanta auto parts store purchased from an owner who thought the industry was past its peak. It wasn't even close.

Nearly a century later, NAPA continues to serve auto service professionals, do-it-yourselfers and everyday drivers with quality parts and supplies to keep cars, trucks and equipment performing safely and efficiently.

Race fans can look for several NAPA promotions throughout the year via ESS’ social media pages where they can be redeemed at many NAPA Auto Parts Stores in Upstate NY.

The US Tour kicks off Friday April 21st at the Outlaw Speedway Spring Nationals. The ESS full point opener will pay $3,000 to win with $300 just to take the green. It marks the start of who will be the champion of the 35th season for the Northeast’s largest 360 sprint car sanctioning body.

NAPA Auto Parts and the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, it’s a partnership that is excitement guaranteed!!

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

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit Of Champions Invade TheCushion.Com Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Fresh off of a terrific event at Atomic Raceway on Sunday night, TheCushion.com is excited to announce that Saturday night’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event at Attica Raceway Park will stream LIVE!

‘Attica Raceway Park is a unique facility that lends itself to some great racing,” T2 Media’s Ian Marvuglio said. “We cannot thank Rex at Attica or Jared from the All Stars enough for making this happen for the second week in a row. Hopefully we see another last lap pass for the win like we did last week at Atomic.”

After Sunday night’s late race heroics, Chad Kemenah leads the series into Saturday night’s event with an 86-point advantage over Caleb Armstrong in the extremely early point standings.

Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park is a common stop for the series, and Saturday night’s appearance will be the first visit of the 2017 season and the 113th overall for the renowned traveling series.

Drivers expected to be on hand during Saturday night’s program include Kemenah, Armstrong, Caleb Helms, Ryan Smith, Lee Jacobs, Dale Blaney, Danny Smith, TJ Michael, Brent Matus, Brandon Mattus, Ryan Linder, and a host of other top contenders from the Buckeye State.

Saturday night’s LIVE coverage will kick off with hot laps at 5pm EST with qualifying, heat races, and main events to follow.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions stream is available for $22.99 to general TheCushion.com members, while Premium and VIP members can purchase for just $20.50.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts, and Video On Demand coverage. With over 900 videos strong and growing weekly in our On-Demand library, look for Knoxville Raceway LIVE weekly PPV as well as a host of other marquee events in 2017!

STAY CONNECTED: Be sure to visit www.thecushion.com to sign up for your membership package, and catch up on all of the latest action. Be sure to connect on Twitter by following @WatchTheCushion, and giving us a like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/watchthecushion.

 

 

Knoxville Raceway Season Opener Set for TheCushion.Com Airwaves Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: After another long, cold, Iowa winter, race fans can rejoice on Saturday night as the 2017 Knoxville Raceway season comes to life, and for the eighth consecutive season fans can view all of the action from ‘The Mecca of Mud’ LIVE on TheCushion.Com.

“We have a special relationship with Knoxville Raceway, and we are both eager and excited for the 2017 season to get started,” T2 Media’s Ian Marvuglio said. “We pride ourselves on bringing fans around the world the best action LIVE, and there is nothing quite as exciting as weekly racing at Knoxville Raceway.”

Saturday night’s 64th Annual Lucas Oil Cup season opening event will feature a full card of racing action that will include the 410’s, 360’s, and the rapidly growing 305ci sprint cars, and TheCushion.com will again have LIVE flag-to-flag coverage for those unable to make it to the speedway.

The Knoxville 410 division is again shaping up to be on the stoutest in the country as drivers expected to be on hand include reigning track champ, Danny Lasoski, Brian Brown, Ian Madsen, who currently sits fourth in World of Outlaws standings, Tim Kaeding, Lynton Jeffrey, Kerry Madsen, RJ Johnson, Terry McCarl, and a cast of many other top drivers.

The 360 division is also expected to be tough on a weekly with basis with drivers such as Clint Garner, Jamie Ball, Matt Moro, Sawyer Phillips, and former 305 standouts Devin Kline and McKenna Haase joining the fray.

The action on Saturday night is set to go green with hot laps at 615pm CST, with qualifying and racing action soon to follow.

Saturday night’s LIVE PPV broadcast is available for purchase for our standard TheCushion.Com members for $18.50 while our Premium and VIP members can purchase the stream for just $15.50.

THECUSHION.COM- Launched in 2013, TheCushion.com strives to become Open Wheel racing’s destination website for Live Pay-Per-View race broadcasts, and Video On Demand coverage. With over 900 videos strong and growing weekly in our On-Demand library, look for Knoxville Raceway LIVE weekly PPV as well as a host of other marquee events in 2017!

STAY CONNECTED: Be sure to visit www.thecushion.com to sign up for your membership package, and catch up on all of the latest action. Be sure to connect on Twitter by following @WatchTheCushion, and giving us a like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/watchthecushion.

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, to boost awareness.

For more information visit www.petersenmediainc.com, email sales@petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia or follow @Petersen_Media on twitter.

 

 

Lucas Oil POWRi War Sprint Cars set to Invade I-35 Speedway this Saturday Night!!!!!!

Calling all race fans as the Casey Shuman, Lucas Oil, POWRi Non-Wing Sprint Cars enter I-35 Speedway to do battle. The best open wheel racers are set to put you on the edge of your seat with high line, sideways racing action like none other!
Along with the Sprints we will feature the USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Modifieds, USRA Stock Cars, Grand Nationals, E-Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Sport Compacts all wanting to make their mark in McCarthy Auto Group Winners Circle. We have not had a repeat winner in any class this season as all drivers are upping their game and challenging for that top spot.
The pit concession will be in full swing with Kayce serving up her famous and delicious Walking Tacos, Main Concessions with all your mouth watering favorites, Tammy in the Beer Shack keeping the adult beverage ice cold, Crazy Carl in the red light district selling your favorite souvenirs, Funnel Cake Stand with all that sweet goodness and Trackside Bar & Grill with the food and service you’ve come to expect.
Remember special prices apply as general admission grandstands for adults at the gate will be $20.
See everyone Saturday Night at I-35 Speedway where there is always more “Dirt Trackin at its Best”!!!

 

 

Howard Page Returns to Supermodified Action to Compete in Triple Crown Championship Series

OSWEGO, NY (April 13, 2017) – Veteran Supermodified driver and car builder Howard Page will make his return to racing in 2017, as he looks to take on the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified racing presented by ASI Racewear.

Driving his patented No. 18 Page chassis, “Handsome Howard” looks forward to the old school approach of the TCCS.

“I think this is a step in the right direction for Supermodified racing,” said Page, who used to chase both the Oswego and ISMA championships in years gone by. “We ran wing and non-wing for years and even did a couple years ago; I think it is important for the sport.”

Page, who has garnered six career Novelis Supermodified victories at Oswego, last competed in a Supermodified at the 2015 Thompson World Series in ISMA competition after having run the Budweiser International Classic at Oswego a month prior.

While Page is eager to compete, he stressed that crew and sponsor help would go a long way toward his effort.

The TCCS will see five non-wing Supermodified events at Oswego Speedway and five wing events on the ISMA tour including races at Lancaster Speedway, Stafford Speedway, Sandusky Speedway, and Star Speedway.

If interested in helping to support the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing feel free to contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski by e-mail at dkapuscinski00@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 708-7544.

To learn more about Oswego Speedway, visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com and be sure to visit www.ismasupers.com for more information on the International Supermodified Association.

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Roster: (As of March 19)
Otto Sitterly (Nicotra No. 7, Bodnar No. 96)
Dave Shullick Jr. (Nicotra No. 2, Bodnar No. 95)
Jeff Abold (Abold No. 05)
Dave McKnight (Morton No. 70)
Dave Danzer (Danzer No. 52, Danzer No. 52)
Tim Jedrzejek (Danzer No. 72, Lane No. 97)
Joe Gosek (Gosek Racing No. 00)
Dave Gruel (Gruel Racing No. 50)
Howard Page (Page Racing No. 18)

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Roster: (As of March 19)
Team Abold Racing No. 05 (Driver- Jeff Abold)
Gary Morton Racing No. 70 (Driver- Dave McKnight)
Danzer Racing No. 52 (Drivers- Dave Danzer, Tim Jedrzejek)
Gosek Racing No. 00 (Driver- Joe Gosek)
Gruel Racing No. 50 (Driver- Dave Gruel)
Page Racing No. 18 (Driver- Howard Page)

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule:
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing)
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing)
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing)
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing)
July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing)
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)**
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing)
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)**
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)**
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)**
** - Indicates Double Point Shows
Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

Helms Rallies for Top-10 Finish at Atomic Speedway With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (April 13, 2017) - Caleb Helms overcame an early miscue to capture a top-10 finish with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last Sunday at Atomic Speedway.

Helms opened the event timing in 14th quickest overall in qualifying. His qualifying result, which ranked fourth in his group, lined him up on the pole for a heat race. Helms took the green flag and made it through turns one and two before losing the handle of the car, ultimately resulting in a spin. He restarted at the tail of the field and ended eighth.

"We started on the pole for the heat race and I wasn't able to get a good jump to begin with," he said. "(Lee) Jacobs got a better run on us and I tried to cut and block him, but we ended up spinning. We said we wanted to have the car loose enough to spin out to start with and unfortunately we did."

Helms was relegated to the B Main, which he won to transfer into the 22 nd starting position in the main event.

"We tightened the car up for the B Main and won that," he said. "We tightened it up even more for the feature and the car was good after that. I really thought the track was taking a lot of rubber, so we stayed on the bottom trying to protect the position. If we would have moved up to find a faster groove I think we would have passed a few more cars and broke into the top five. The car was definitely better than the result."

Helms charged to a 10th-place result, which was his third straight top 10.

He is scheduled to be back in action this Saturday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

In other news, everyone at Inside Line Promotions extends our congratulations and blessings to Helms and his wife, Shelby, who welcomed their second son, Larry "Judah" Helms, into the world on Tuesday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 9 - Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 8 (1); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 10 (22).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 2 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

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"They've done a lot of work for our family company for several years and we're excited to have them partnering with our race team," Helms said. "I would encourage anyone who's in Ohio and needs tires or tire work to contact Tommy Tire Sales."

Helms would also like to thank Big Jerk, Helms Construction Inc., Ferguson and Helms and Sons Excavating for their continued support.

 

 

Atomic Speedway’s Spring Fever Weekend featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Modstravaganza ignites in one week

CHILLICOTHE, OH (April 13, 2017) - In just one week, Atomic Speedway’s Spring Fever Weekend, comprised of the Third Annual Buckeye Spring 50 and the first-ever Modstravaganza, will ignite in Chillicothe, Ohio, unleashing three straight days of short track competition headlined with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and AMRA Modifieds. The three-day spectacle will ignite with the rescheduled Buckeye Spring 50 worth $10,000.

“Things are really starting to take shape. It’s exciting to see the interest build from both the drivers and the fans. I’m expecting a fantastic weekend of racing,” Brad McCown explained, Atomic Speedway promoter. “Like we discussed before, I felt this was a great opportunity to make the best of our rescheduled Lucas Oil event.”

Spring Fever/Modstravaganza Weekend will ignite on Thursday, April 20, with the third running of the Buckeye Spring 50 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and AMRA Modifieds. The super late model portion of the program will award $10,000 after 50 green flag laps, with AMRA Modified teams doing battle for a $1,000 top prize and a minimum of $150.

Spring Fever/Modstravaganza Weekend will continue on Friday, April 21, with a second, full program for the AMRA Modifieds, this time awarding $1,500 to the main event winner and a minimum of $175 to each feature starter. The AMRA Sport Modifieds, Street Stocks and Mini Late Models will also be on the evening card, each participating in full programs.

The Spring Fever/Modstravaganza Weekend finale will hit the Atomic Speedway high banks on Saturday, April 22, with a third and final AMRA Modified program, this time boasting a top prize equaling that of $3,000, while also awarding a minimum of $200 to each feature starter. Also participating on Saturday evening will be the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint cars, IMCA Racesaver 305ci sprint cars, AMRA Sport Modifieds for $500, and Legends. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series portion of the program will award a $1,500 top prize; the first of three Atomic Speedway appearances for the non-wing warriors in 2017.

As an added twist to Modstravaganza Weekend, the top-four AMRA Modified feature finishers from Thursday and Friday will be the only drivers locked into Saturday night’s finale, each participating in a dash that will set the first four rows of the Spring Fever/Modstravaganza Weekend finale worth $3,000. All other competitors will earn points through their respective main event finishes on Thursday and Friday, ultimately setting the line-ups for AMRA Modified consolation races on Saturday.

Spring Fever Weekend camping is now available via Trackside Camping adjacent to Atomic Speedway starting at $40 for one night, $50 for two nights, and $65 for all three nights. Primitive sites are also available on the Atomic Speedway grounds starting at $15 per night.

The Third Annual Buckeye Spring 50 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Thursday, April 20, will ignite with warm-ups at 6:00pm, followed by two-lap qualifying time trials, eight-lap heat races, and main events. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 12:00pm, with general admission gates swinging open at 4:00pm.

Ticket Prices: Thursday: $25 GA / $35 Pit Pass Friday: $10 GA / $25 Pit Pass Saturday: $18 GA / $35 Pit Pass Three-Day Pit Pass: $75 **No two-day passes available

Thursday 4/20 Schedule: Pit Gates: 12:00pm General Admission Gates: 4:00pm Warm-Ups: 6:00pm

Friday 4/21 Schedule: Pit Gates: 2:00pm General Admission Gates: 5:00pm Warm-Ups: 7:00pm

Saturday 4/22 Schedule: Pit Gates: 2:00pm General Admission Gates: 4:00pm Warm-Ups: 6:00pm

Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at the all-new www.atomicspeedway.net.

 

 

Quick on the Draw at DCRP – Season Opener on Saturday!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 13, 2017) – Being quick on the draw has historically been an imperative key to success in survival in the southwest Kansas locale of Dodge City.

Likewise, busting out of the gates quickly at Dodge City Raceway Park is critical when eying a potential track championship at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval.

It all begins Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. with the opening round of championship chase action for the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Along with a full slate of white knuckle racing action is an Easter Egg Hunt for children eight and under.

While an opening night win doesn’t necessarily pave the road to a championship, it can certainly make for a smoother road on down the line. And a top-five finish at the worst sets the stage for a potential championship campaign.

Over the past five seasons at DCRP, only four opening night winners have gone on to win the season championship in their respective division among the five current classes.

However, 19 of 22 (86.4%) track champions over the past five seasons managed a top-five finish on opening night.

A look by division at prospective paths to the title….

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Going into the third full year of DCRP Sprint Car competition, the two past champions have both finished among the top five on opening night with Luke Cranston racing to a third-place finish in 2015 and then Taylor Velasquez kicking off his title run with a fourth-place showing last year.

Opening night winners in the DCRP Sprint Car ranks have included Brian Herbert in 2016 and Ty Williams in 2015.

IMCA Modifieds:

Over the past five seasons, not a single opening night winner has gone on to capture the title although three runner-ups have gone on to the crown. Reigning champion Nick Link earned a runner-up finish in last year’s season-opener as did 2015 champion Austin Allen and 2012 champ Brendon Gemmill. Allen kicked off the first of three consecutive title drives with a fourth-place finish in 2013 before a seventh-place run to open the 2014 season.

Recent opening night winners among the IMCA Modifieds include Cody Gearhart (2016 and 2013), Clay Sellard (2015), Van Gemmill (2014) and David Murray (2012).

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Four of the past five Sport Mod champs have finished among the podium on opening night, though none of have topped the lidlifter. Defending champ Kevin Tabor posted a runner-up finish in last year’s opener, matching Jeff Kaup’s second-place finish that launched his 2014 title drive. Kaup’s first of three straight titles kicked off with a third-place run in 2013, matching 2012 champ Bart Baker’s third-place opening night showing. Kaup’s third title opened with him in a hole after an 11th-place finish to open the 2015 season.

Recent opening night winners in the IMCA Sport Modified ranks include Dakota Sproul (2016), Jeremy Sigler (2015), Michael Shenberger (2014), Clay Sellard (2013) and Brian LaRiviere (2012).

IMCA Stock Cars:

The Stock Car ranks are the one division that an opening night win seems to be a positive indicator with three of that past five opening night winners going on to win the championship including Perry Misner in 2012 and 2014 and then Michael Pepper in 2015. Billy Phelps claimed the 2013 title after finishing third on opening night while Pepper earned his second straight crown last year after beginning the season with a third-place run.

Opening night winners in the IMCA Stock Cars over the past five years include Tyler Tipton (2016), Michael Pepper (2015), Perry Misner (2014 and 2012) and Shannon Maughlin (2013).

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Evolving from Thunder Cars to IMCA Hobby Stocks in recent years, the eventual champion has finished among the top five on opening night on four of five occasions. Cody Davis kicked off his 2015 championship run with an opening night win while Matt O’Hair (2016), Dustin Walker (2013) and Dan Rogers (2012) all went on to claim titles after earning runner-up finishes to open the season. O’Hair bounced back from an 11th place opening night showing to capture the 2014 crown.

Recent opening night winners among the IMCA Hobby Stock ranks include Shannon Anderson (2016), Cody Davis (2015, 2014 and 2012) and Scott Messino (2013).

Tickets to Saturday night’s season opener that includes an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids are just $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consists of 14 total nights of racing action, culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series for the “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-18. The complete 2017 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

Driver registration is available as well at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/DCRP-2017-Registration.pdf for those planning to compete at Dodge City Raceway Park in 2017.

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.

 

 

Inside Line Promotions Racers Earn Top Fives From Coast to Coast

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (April 13, 2017) - Nine Inside Line Promotions drivers recorded at least one top-five finish last weekend.

Josh Baughman posted a runner-up result on Saturday during the Tony Stewart presents the Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Trey Starks earned a second-place finish on Saturday at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, S.C., with the USCS Series.

Ryan Smith garnered a third-place result on Sunday at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Jamie Ball led White Lightning Motorsports to its first podium finish of the season with a third-place finish on Saturday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., during the Bug Eater Bash with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Giovanni Scelzi captured a fourth-place result during his 410ci winged sprint car debut on Saturday at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series.

Jack Dover placed fourth during the Bug Eater Bash with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints on Saturday at I-80 Speedway.

Jason Sides scored a fourth-place finish on Friday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., during the Yuma Valley Showdown and a fifth-place result on Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., during the Arizona Desert Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Johnny Herrera secured a fifth-place result on Saturday during the Tony Stewart presents the Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Anthony Miller picked up a fifth-place finish on Sunday during his debut at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., with the South East Limited Late Model Series.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Derek Hagar - 2 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4 and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1); Caleb Helms - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24 and Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25); Tommy Bryant - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25); Kerry Madsen - 1 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); and Austen Wheatley - 1 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Line-Promotions/151474394906077

 

 

MyRacePass Builds Pro Platinum Package for BP Fabrication

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (April 13, 2017) - MyRacePass has generated a new MRP Pro Platinum business package for BP Fabrication.

The website - http://www.BPFabShop.com - has pages showcasing information about the company, services, products, photos, testimonials and more.

BP Fabrication, which was formed in 2015 by Brad Loyet, was inspired by the need for an affordable solution for quality parts in the dirt track racing world. After successfully building parts for his own team there was a realization that others were looking for a product handmade in the USA. BP offers services and products from bumpers to front axles as well as custom fabrication work. Its facility has capabilities for mig and tig welding, brake and shear services, manual machine work, tube bending and custom plumbing from -3 to -16, along with shock, torsion bar and spring testing.

UTILIZE THE POWER OF THE MYRACEPASS NETWORK -

MyRacePass (MRP), originally Driver Websites, contains much of the racing content people are looking for. Tens of thousands of drivers, more than a thousand race tracks and race series, and more than a million race fans are included in the MyRacePass network. There are communication tools, management tools and promotional tools available for anyone to use. Bottom line - they make promotion and management much easier!

WHY DO YOU NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MYRACEPASS -

There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our PRO website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

For more information about MyRacePass, be sure to check them out online at http://www.myracepass.com. For instant updates on products/promotions and contests, be sure to follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/myracepass and on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/myracepass .

 

 

Outlaws & ASCS for Reutzel after TMS Podium

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 13, 2017) – A weekend that includes both World of Outlaws and Lucas Oil ASCS National tour action is on tap for Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team after a Texas Motor Speedway weekend that was highlighted by a podium finish.

This weekend’s pair of events begins with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series debut at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX, on Thursday night before Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action resumes at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Reutzel and the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions team come off an ASCS weekend that began with a third-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night before a turn for the worse on Saturday ended up in a mangled mess.

“Texas Motor Speedway started good,” Reutzel summed up.

“We had good speed all night,” Reutzel said of Friday’s card aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited entry.

“We drew the back of a really stacked heat and still went forward from seventh to third,” Reutzel recalls. “They reworded the track right before our qualifier so it was still pretty one-lane, we worked our ass off to get up to third.”

Set to start third in the main event behind the front row of Wayne Johnson and Matt Covington, Reutzel knew his strategy as the track began to take rubber in “B” Main action.

“I figured I would follow Wayne on the bottom through one and two and then just stay with him,” Reutzel says. “If an opportunity presented itself, I would take it but I was mostly concerned with getting locked in.”

That strategy changed in the opening corner.

“The No. 95 chopped down and got us both crossed up, we were back to seventh immediately,” Reutzel relates. “So I had to go all-out then just to try to get back into a lock-in position in the top four.”

Reutzel drove all-out in the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration entry to get back up to third by the time a red flag flew after five laps.

And there looked to be potential problems for the driver of the familiar No. 87 Sprint Car.

“I looked at the left rear and it was already gone, I thought there was no way it would make it,” Reutzel says.

The 2015 National champion had to adjust his approach accordingly.

“I went into conservative mode, going as slow as possible while still staying up there,” Reutzel relates. “We were still right on them, I could have made a couple of moves to get out front but I was just trying to run top four. We just kinda held on.”

Reutzel made that left rear tire last the distance long enough to cross the stripe in third to lock into Saturday’s Texas Sprint Car Nationals finale.

“We were really good on Saturday night,” Reutzel recalls.

Reutzel found himself reeling in the leaders and in contention for Saturday night’s win.

“I made a couple of mistakes with lapped cars and lost a little ground,” Reutzel says. “Then a car tried to slide me and got into the left rear and sent us both flipping.”

It was an unfortunate end to a weekend in which the No. 87 had been among the fastest cars throughout.

“It killed us in points and destroyed a car,” Reutzel laments.

Action resumes with the World of Outlaws on Thursday night at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, TX, a track where Reutzel has enjoyed a good amount of 360-ci success. Reutzel says that experience doesn’t necessarily translate into an advantage.

“There’s no advantage anywhere racing with the Outlaws, they’re good anywhere they go,” Reutzel says.

This weekend’s action wraps up with Saturday’s card at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds where Reutzel knocked down a big win during his 2015 championship campaign.

2017 Quick Stats: 20 races, 1 top-five, 4 top-tens.

Up Next: World of Outlaws at the Gator Motorplex (Willis, TX) on Thursday and Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Sedalia’s Missouri State Fairgrounds 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.

 

 

ULMS Late Models and More Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park; Point Battles Start for Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds and Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints

(Mercer, PA April 13, 2017): The United Late Model Series (ULMS) will open its 2017 season at the Mercer Raceway Park this Saturday, April 15. "Our fans really enjoy the Super Late Models, and we hope that those who are accustomed to seeing these cars and stars at other area tracks will take advantage of the opportunity to experience this special event," said track owner Bill Altman. He explained that the race date was selected based on the later starting dates at other tracks featuring this class. "We expect a field loaded with top regional talents becasue there are no scheduling conflicts," added ULMS President Chris Zuver. "We are looking forward to this race to showcase our racers," he commented.

Max Blair, who cut his teeth racing Crate Late Models at the Park, was one of the most successful racers in Western PA in 2016, and he is expected to do battle with his arch rival, Mike Pegher, Jr., who once dominated the Stock Car class at the Park before graduating to the Crate Late Model and Super Late Model ranks. Add in Russell King, and you can bet that there will be plenty of action.

"Those three fellows really mixed it up when the Crate Late Models raced in the Chiller Thriller a couple of weeks ago, and it should be even more exciting with the added horsepower they will be packing for this event," Altman said.

Joining the ULMS Late Models will be the Open Stocks, the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds, and the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints. Rusty Martz grabbed the Open Stock win in the Chiller Thriller, his first at the Park in several years, and he is expected back for another heapin' helpin' of the purse put up for this special event. Jimmy Holden will be gunning for his second win with the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds, as will Andy Priest in the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprints. Remeber that this weekend's race will be the first points races for those classes!

The gates will open at 4 p.m., with racing starting at 6:30. Come out early to pick your favorite seats for this must see event.

The ticket prices will be as follows: adults $15, seniors (60+) $13, and students (9-15) $7. The younger fans, that is, children ages 8 and under, will be free as always. The Family Pass will be just $35, and that will enable two adults and up to four minors of any age to see the ULMS in the only appearance at Mercer Raceway Park for 2017. The Pit Passes will also be $35.

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.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park for 2107 include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Ritenour Equipment Center, Pizza Joe's, AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 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 late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

TRIPLE DUTY FOR LARSON MARKS RACING IN TEXAS BIGGER IN TEXAS:

The Larson Marks Racing team travels back to Texas this weekend for three nights of racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. On Thursday Shane Stewart and team will compete at Gator Motorplex in Willis. Following Thursday's event, the team will compete at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite for two nights of racing.

GATOR MOTORPLEX: Thursday will be the inaugural trip to Gator Motorplex for the World of Outlaws after the event was postponed due to rain early last month. Stewart, along with most of the Outlaws, has never competed at the quarter-mile in Willis, Texas.

2016 TEXAS OUTLAW NATIONALS: Last year at Devil's Bowl Speedway, Stewart qualified eighth and finished third in his heat race on Friday. He was able to advance two positions in the main event to finish sixth. The following night, the Bixby, Okla., native qualified ninth and won his heat race. After finishing third in the dash, Stewart ran in the top five throughout the 30-lap main event. On the final restart of the race with six laps remaining, he was able to charge his way to the top spot and earn the team's second win of the season.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Series driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Since it's an off weened for the NMECS, Larson will be competing in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour race this weekend at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Bob Curtis of Warrensburg, Mo., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Dennis Christ of Fredericksburg, Penn.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday night's race at Devil's Bowl Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will compete at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Friday, April 21.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

STATS: RACES: 16 FAST TIME: 2 WINS: 0 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 3 TOP-10 FINISHES: 10

 

 

Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports Capture First Podium Finish of Season

Inside Line Promotions - YORK HAVEN, Pa. (April 12, 2017) - Trey Starks produced his first podium finish of the season last Saturday during a USCS Series event at Lancaster Speedway to highlight a busy weekend.

"It was definitely a wild weekend," he said. "It all started on Friday when we had a really fast car, but unfortunately we weren't able to capitalize."

The three-race weekend began for the Gobrecht Motorsports team on Friday at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., where Starks charged from seventh to win a USCS Series heat race. That earned him the most overall points and lined him up on the outside of the second row for the main event after the No. 4 was drawn for the inversion.

"We got to the lead on the opening lap," he said. "We were really, really fast. The car was great. We ended up having a part failure on the front end. The tierod stud, which is what holds the tierod on the left front steering arm, broke. I got halfway through the corner and then the thing went straight into the wall. It broke basically everything on the car."

Starks led the first 10 laps of the main event before the incident occurred entering turns one and two on a restart. The crash resulted in Starks getting upside down and being credited with a 19th-place finish.

The team worked to rebuild the car prior to Saturday's show at Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, S.C. Starks advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race, which started him on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"It was a little tough to pass," he said. "We worked our way up to second and we had a few shots at the leader, but I just couldn't find a way to pass him. We made the best out of the situation."

Starks ended with a second-place result.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway, where Starks finished second in a heat race. However, he didn't scale and was disqualified. The team elected not to attempt to start the B Main from the back and called it a night early.

Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports are slated to compete this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 7 - Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C. - Heat race: 1 (7); Feature: 19 (4).

April 8 - Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, S.C. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (6).

April 9 - Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, Pa. - Heat race: DQ (2); B Main: DNS (10).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

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 - 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 Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, ServiceMaster Clean, Textron Off Road, FK Rod Ends, Fibreworks Composites, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Kleffel's, Moose Blocks, Beer Hill Gang, 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 and Security Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Battles Back to Earn Top Five During Bug Eater Bash

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (April 12, 2017) - Jack Dover overcame a fuel problem to score a top-five result during his season-opening doubleheader last weekend at I-80 Speedway.

Dover faced tough luck throughout the first night of the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints Bug Eater Bash on Friday. He moved forward in both a heat race and B Main, but was unable to finish either race because of the fuel problem.

"We fought bad fuel the whole night," he said. "It was plugging the nozzles. Once it fills the nozzles with all that junk you can burn a piston. We were up to second in the B Main in the closing laps, but it started acting up and I didn't want to hurt an engine so I ended the night early."

The team cleaned the fuel system prior to Saturday's show.

"We put two fuel filters on instead of one and it ended up working," he said. "We got up to third right away in the heat race. The top two guys were checked out so we rode around in third."

Dover charged from eighth to third place in a heat race. That gave him the most points out of any driver and locked him into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 4 to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"We didn't have a yellow in the feature and we rode around in fourth the whole race," he said. "I'll take a top five any night. It was definitely a good night. As long as we keep the top fives going the wins will come."

Dover will return to action this Saturday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., where he will drive a 305ci winged sprint car for Chris Roseland during the Ice Breaker Challenge with the IMCA Sprint Series of Nebraska. The duo won five races together last season, including four at Eagle Raceway.

"We've got the same car and same motor that we had at 305 nationals last year when we won," Dover said. "I'm feeling pretty good about that. I'm looking forward to racing at Eagle this weekend and seeing all of our fans out there."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 7 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: DNF (5); B Main: DNF (9).

April 8 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 3 (8); Feature: 4 (4).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., for the Ice Breaker Challenge with the IMCA Sprint Series of Nebraska

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Trail Performance Coatings Inc.

Trail Performance Coatings Inc., which is based in Papillion, Neb., specializes in powder coating, ceramic coating, Teflon coating and engine coating. For more information, visit http://www.TrailPerformance.com .

"Trail Performance Coatings Inc. has supported our team since 2005," Dover said. "Josh Trail has become much more than a sponsor. He's a friend and we're happy to work with him and everyone at Trail Performance Coatings Inc."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies Inc., Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer 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 Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Bowers Shows Speed During IRA Sprint Car Series Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (April 12, 2017) - Ryan Bowers kicked off his first full season of competing in a 410ci winged sprint car last Saturday at 34 Raceway with the IRA Sprint Car Series.

Bowers and the Ozzie Motorsports team qualified 24th quickest before finishing eighth in a heat race. After starting sixth in the B Main, Bowers charged his way to the front and claimed the win, which lined him up 19th in the A Main.

"We showed some good speed at times and were moving forward during the first part of the feature," he said. "But I caught a hole and bicycled the car and lost some momentum."

With a long season ahead, Bowers played it smart and decided to bring the car home in one piece as he settled for 19th.

"We have this weekend off, which will be helpful," he said. "The crew is making some changes to make me feel more comfortable in the car. I can't wait to get back in the car and get to a race track that I've been to before."

Going to new tracks will be a theme for Bowers this year. Running with the IRA Sprint Car Series for the first time will take him to a handful of familiar tracks, but also many new ones.

"I enjoy going to new places and it's kind of the reason I wanted to run with the IRA series," he said. "I've never heard of some of these tracks before, but I know that following this series will help me learn and grow as a driver."

The team will return to action April 22 at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., with the IRA Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 8 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 1 (6); Feature: 19 (19).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

April 22 at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., with the IRA Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanBowers.us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryanbowers199/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanbowers199

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gibbsville Cheese

Gibbsville Cheese, located in Sheboygan County, Wis., has been making cheese for more than 65 years. Using local ingredients, Gibbsville Cheese offers a large variety of cheeses and cheese products that can be purchased at the factory store and online. For more information, visit http://gibbsvillecheese.com.

"We're really thankful to have Gibbsville Cheese on board with us this year," Bowers said. "They're a great company and we're looking forward to a successful partnership."

Bowers would also like to thank Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Farmers Insurance Jeffrey Greene Agency, Hilltop Camper and RV, GRP Motorsports, K1 Racegear, Champion Helmets, Speedwerx, Racecoatings, Elevated Health Center and Liquid Nitro for their continued support.

 

 

Dancer Looks to Capitalize on Weekend in Ohio With NRA Sprint Invaders and All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - DELPHOS, Ohio (April 12, 2017) - Shawn Dancer will be racing at two local tracks this weekend when he invades Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, on Friday and Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Saturday.

"We're going to Limaland on Friday and it's the first NRA Sprint Invaders race of the season," he said. "Hopefully it's a positive year for us in the 360."

Dancer is looking forward to getting back to a local track after not having the best of luck when he opened the season in Florida two months ago.

"It's always nice to get back home and see fans, friends and family hanging around the track," he said. "We also have a lot of sponsors there, too."

Dancer has had success at Limaland Motorsports Park. He led numerous times during the last few races of last season. While he wasn't able to hold on for a victory, he's hoping this Friday will feature a different ending.

"We're cutting back on the 360 a bit and we're not going to run the full NRA series," he said. "We're going to focus more on the 410 this year."

His next 410 show is Saturday, when Dancer will be racing with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica Raceway Park.

"The competition with the All Stars is strong and they've got good drivers, not to mention the locals who will be there, too," he said. "We're just hoping to get past the problems we had a couple weeks ago at Attica and get a top 10 in the A Main."

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, with the NRA Sprint Invaders and Saturday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Pitsenbarger Supply

Pitsenbarger Supply is a Carquest auto parts dealer located in Delphos, Ohio.

"Pitsenbarger Supply has been helping us out for a few years now," Dancer said. "They have great deals and great parts. They're awesome people and they've always been there when we needed them."

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

 

 

Blurton Excited for Sprint Series of Nebraska Event at Eagle Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - QUINTER, Kan. (April 12, 2017) - Zach Blurton has set out to claim the Sprint Series of Nebraska championship and the chase begins this Saturday with the Ice Breaker Challenge at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.

Blurton, who is also going after the IMCA RaceSaver 305ci national championship in 2017, is heading to Nebraska with a ton of confidence and a fresh engine.

"We decided after 50 races it was time to pull the engine," he said. "The only thing we have done besides normal maintenance is change valve springs in that motor. The one we put in only has four or five races on it and we won at Belleville with it last year."

Blurton finished third in the SSN championship standings - only 19 points out of the championship - last year, when he also posted finishes of sixth and fourth at Eagle Raceway.

"We have great notes for this track," he said. "We know our car and what we need to do. We just need a little luck on the pill draw. So far this year we have a 74 pill out of 75 and a 63 pill out of 75.

"I like the Sprint Series of Nebraska format. You have to hustle in your heat, but you have a shot at drawing a good starting spot for the feature."

If Saturday's event at Eagle Raceway is rained out, Blurton has a backup plan of heading to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan.

Blurton wants to remind his fans that he has new apparel available at the track and via his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing .

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., for the Ice Breaker Challenge with the IMCA Sprint Series of Nebraska

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZachBlurton.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

APPAREL -

Visit Blurton's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing for more information.

RACING OPPORTUNITIES -

Blurton is seeking additional racing opportunities and is willing to travel. To learn more information, contact Blurton at 620-393-5249 or ZachBlurton@gmail.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tornado Racing Engines

Tornado Racing Engines is an engine business in Utica, Kan., owned by Jon Johnson.

"To get 50 races out of an engine is insane," Blurton said. "Jon built my first engine and it was an old steel block with mismatched parts and we ran it for 36 races. He does this out of an old farm shop. Jon just has a ton of experience and he gets us the most out of our engines."

Blurton would also like to thank Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., Ti22 Performance, Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center, Younker Brother Farms, Jet-Hot Coatings, Randy Patterson Welding, Outlaw Wings, Billinger Repair Shop, Park Liquor, Rob's Fun Center and Rod End Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Places 11th During Opening Round of Texas Sprint Car Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (April 12, 2017) - Travis Rilat opened the Tony Stewart presents the Texas Sprint Car Nationals doubleheader last weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track with an 11 th-place result.

Rilat charged from eighth to third place during a heat race to start Night 1 of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event. He then picked up a position to place fourth in a qualifier, which locked him into the 11th starting position in the main event.

"It was definitely a tricky track," he said. "We made some progress into the top 10 and then lost a couple of spots. We bounced around from eighth or ninth to 10th or 11th most of the race. I was just lacking a little to be able to move forward."

Rilat ended with an 11th-place finish to narrowly miss his fifth top 10 of the season.

The event concluded on Saturday, when Rilat finished seventh in a heat race before maneuvering from ninth to sixth place in a qualifier. That relegated him to a B Main.

"We started fourth and ran there for the first few laps," he said. "We got up to third, which was the final transfer, but on a restart I was passed and we weren't able to get another position."

Rilat finished fourth to miss transferring into the main event by only one position.

He is scheduled to return to action this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Rilat charged from 18th to ninth at the half-mile oval last month to extend his streak of at least one top-10 finish per year at the track to 13 consecutive seasons.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 7 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 3 (8); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 11 (11).

April 8 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 7 (7); Qualifier: 6 (9); B Main: 4 (4).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Worfe Chevrolet

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"Worfe Chevrolet is a friendly, fun, small town dealership with big dealership experience," Rilat said. "Marcus Laney, who owns Worfe Chevrolet, is a longtime friend and supporter of my racing career. If you're looking for a new Chevrolet call me and I'll lead you to Worfe Chevrolet."

Rilat would also like to thank MDS Boring & Drilling, Shop the BOSS, Shark Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning for their continued support.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway Celebrates Outlaws’ 40th Season;

TSR’s Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Team Seeking Second Texas Triumph

INDIANAPOLIS (April 12, 2017) – Making history isn’t something eight-time and reigning World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz is concerned about, but appreciating it certainly is. For more than half of his life, the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver has chased his dream of competing with “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” a series that was created by the late Ted Johnson 40 years ago and started at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

This weekend, Schatz and his Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team lead the Outlaws back to Devil’s Bowl, where Johnson first staged an “Outlaw” race in March of 1978. The two-night Texas Outlaw Nationals provides Schatz an opportunity to continue his quest for a ninth WoO title while competing to win a second Ted Johnson Memorial race trophy.

Since the beginning of 1997, Schatz has realized his dream of being an Outlaw, climbing the ranks from teenage rookie to one of the most decorated drivers in series history. In typical World of Outlaws fashion, his journey has been filled with a lot of ups and downs along the way.

Johnson was a major influence on Schatz during the formative years of his Outlaw career. It was a role Johnson believed was necessary in order to continue building the Outlaw legacy. And it was something he did with a number of the series’ stars from its inception. That all began when Johnson convinced the late Lanny Edwards to stage a $2,000-to-win show at Devil’s Bowl to start the 1978 season. Johnson envisioned it being the first race of a season-long series that would crown a champion at the end. Not many people thought the Sprint-car-fan-turned-race promoter could make it all work. Word spread quickly after 96 cars showed up at Devil’s Bowl that March and soon Johnson was able to book races at Eldora Speedway and all the major tracks across the country. Ultimately, it did work that season and some kid from Indiana named Steve Kinser earned the most points that season and was dubbed “King of the Outlaws.” Sprint car history was never the same.

While Schatz was growing up in North Dakota, Johnson was building the series bigger and bigger every year with Kinser, Sammy Swindell and Doug Wolfgang battling it out from coast to coast. More and more tracks like Devil’s Bowl became regular stops on the tour during the first two decades, including Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo. This is where is all started for Schatz – his first taste of what the Outlaws were all about.

Just over 10 years later, Schatz was trying to become an Outlaw, making his debut at Devil’s Bowl in the spring of 1997. If he was nervous, he certainly didn’t show it when he made his first official laps with the Outlaws around the half-mile, dirt oval. Instead, he offered a glimpse of what was ahead for the future series champion by qualifying sixth in the field of 50 cars. The following season, he battled Kinser for the Spring Nationals victory before finishing second to “The King of the Outlaws.” For the first six seasons of his Outlaw career, Schatz raced at Devil’s Bowl twice annually with the Spring Nationals being held early each season and the Winter Nationals late in the campaign. In 2014, the Outlaws ended an 11-year hiatus and ventured back to Devil’s Bowl, where Schatz made his return memorable by racing to his first career victory at the track and his historic 150th WoO A-Feature triumph of his career. He scored the Ted Johnson Memorial race victory one year later after out-dueling Shane Stewart in the 30-lap main event. Last spring, Schatz charged from 19th to eighth in the Texas Outlaws Nationals opener and raced from 13th to fifth in the Ted Johnson Memorial race.

WoO wins are always the goal and, anytime they come in Texas, it’s big. Schatz earned his first Texas triumph during his third season on the tour in March 1999. He raced to victory at Battleground Speedway just outside of Houston that night to earn his second career WoO A-Feature win. Six years later, Schatz was victorious at Houston Raceway Park near Baytown and won there again in March 2007. His two triumphs at Devil’s Bowl increased his win total in the state to five and, earlier this season, Schatz pushed that number to six with a clean sweep at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore. The sweep included Schatz pacing the field in qualifying behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J, leading every lap of his heat, the dash and 30-lap A-Feature.

Following his victory at LoneStar, Schatz was en route to the Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas where the Outlaws were scheduled to make their debut March 4. Persistent rain forced WoO officials to postpone the event until Thursday. Schatz will be looking to add the Gator Motorplex to the list of 81 different tracks where he’s amassed his 235 career WoO A-Feature triumphs.

Schatz enters this week’s action with a 72-point lead in the WoO championship standings. Through 14 of the 92 scheduled races, he has a series-best six victories and 10 top-five finishes. He will carry a streak of seven consecutive top-10 finishes into Thursday’s event.

Thursday at the Gator Motorplex, the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. CDT and the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. More details are available by calling at (936) 588-6127, or by visiting gatormotorplex.net.

For Friday’s and Saturday’s races, the pit gates will open at 3 p.m. CDT while the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit devilsbowl.com or call 972-222-2421.

Race fans unable to attend the DIRTcar Nationals can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live video coverage of the Texas Outlaw Nationals is available, on a pay-per-view basis or fans can listen to all three nights free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com. Visit to DIRTVision.com for more information.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, TSR and the No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J throughout the campaign on the web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.arcticcat.com, and 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.

Arctic Cat: Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArcticCat or on Twitter and Instagram @ArcticCat_atv @ArcticCat_Snow

Curb: Facebook at www.facebook.com/CurbRecords or on Twitter and Instagram @CurbRecords.

Ford Performance: Facebook at www.facebook.com/FordPerformance or on Twitter and Instagram @FordPerformance.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J:

The WoO schedule is filled with stops at tradition-filled tracks. This week, you return to Devil’s Bowl Speedway, where the Outlaws officially started. How important is it for the series to continue racing at venues like Devil’s Bowl?

“Racing at places like Devil’s Bowl is a huge part of this sport’s heritage. It’s crazy to think that 40 years ago Ted Johnson organized an event hoping to attract all the top Sprint car drivers. They showed up and it started what we all now know to be the World of Outlaws. It’s my life. It’s a lot of people’s life, and we all owe it to Ted and the tracks that took a chance. Lanny Edwards was one of those guys and Devil’s Bowl is a huge part of the history of the Outlaws. When we first started racing, that was one of the things you looked forward to – going to all the places you had heard about. Knoxville. Eldora. Williams Grove. Devil’s Bowl. Chico. Places you knew were going to be tough, but places where you wanted to someday become successful. We raced a lot at Devil’s Bowl early in my career and then stopped for a while. When we started going back there a few years ago, I really appreciated that chance. Some of those fans who were there that night were there that first-ever Outlaw race back in 1978. You want to reward those people and help carry the tradition on to their kids and grandkids, keep building fans and putting on the best show we can. I’m really looking forward to this weekend and racing at all the historic places on our schedule for many years to come.”

Thursday night’s race at Gator Motorplex will be the 15th of the season. What have you learned about the 2017 season so far?

“We’ve learned that you have to work extremely hard for everything you get out on the road with the Outlaws. I can’t thank Tony (Stewart) enough for putting together an incredible group of people to surround me with. We have new partners in Arctic Cat and Ford Performance this year who have really jumped on board and got behind us. My crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti work extremely hard every night to give me a fast racecar. Our goals are still the same as they were when we left for Florida to start the season two months ago. We are out here to win races. We are out here to learn as much as we can every night and try to find ways to improve. You do that by trying things. You do that by figuring out different ways to do things. We’ve got three races this week to see if we can find ways to get better. It starts Thursday in Willis, where we haven’t been, so we’re excited about that new challenge, and then we get to go back to Devil’s Bowl and get back on a bigger track for the first time in quite a while. That’s another challenge we’re looking forward to. In this sport, I’ve always believed you have to keep looking forward. The next race is the most important one.”

 

 

SPRINGTIME SPRINTS BRING J&J AUTO RACING SUCCESS Hafertepe, Jr., Doubles Down, Hammaker & McIntyre Score Wins

McKENZIE, Tenn. (April 12, 2017) – You’ve heard of April showers bringing May flowers? The J&J Auto Racing contingent didn’t get the memo to wait as they continue to rack up early springtime Sprint Car victories around the country. The weekend saw Sam Hafertepe, Jr., double up in Texas at the same time Doug Hammaker and Gerard McIntyre were racing to the checkered flag in Pennsylvania. With less than two weeks chipped away in April, the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer finds itself with over 30 wins to the team’s credit.

Hafertepe, Jr., and the No. 15H Keith Dobbs team officially put themselves in the record books after sweeping the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National event at the Dirt Track @ Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth April 7 -8. Hafertepe was followed to the line on Saturday by Tony Stewart, who came in fourth. The back-to-back wins bring his ASCS streak to four straight, and he’ll look to tie the series’ record of five this coming weekend at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. Hafertepe has a perfect record in the early ASCS season offerings and currently leads the series point standings.

Being in the Eastern Time Zone, McIntyre officially posted J&J Auto Racing’s first win of the weekend on Saturday night as he ended his winner’s circle drought with a 410ci Division win at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. Taking the lead on lap 16, McIntyre cruised to the victory in the 25-lap Feature event. Hammaker was impressive on a slick surface at Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, Pa., on Sunday, April 9, as he earned his second 358ci Winged Sprint Car feature event win of the 2017 season. Taking the lead on lap 14 following a restart, Hammaker drove away to win the 25-lap feature event.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for April 2 – April 9, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

4/7/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Dirt Track @ Texas Motor Speedway/TX ASCS National Series

4/8/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Dirt Track @ Texas Motor Speedway/TX ASCS National Series

4/8/17 Gerard McIntyre Lincoln Speedway/PA 410ci Division

4/9/17 Doug Hammaker Susquehanna Speedway/PA 358ci Division

Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Finding Speed in Texas!

(Bill W) April 12, 2017 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing #2c team found some much needed speed with two podium finishes at last weekend’s Tony Stewart Texas Sprint Car Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The Oklahoma City driver registered second and third place finishes Friday and Saturday. The team will run with the World of Outlaws in Texas at Gator Motorplex near Willis Thursday, and Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite on Friday. The Lucas Oil ASCS National Series will be back in action Saturday at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia.

Wayne and the team made some wholesale changes before practice on Thursday. “We made some big changes that worked out for us,” he says. “We were fast. Sam (Hafertepe who swept the weekend) is just so good right now. He was unbeatable last week. No one was going to beat him.”

Things started well for the team. After winning the heat from the pole, they went from fourth to second in the qualifier. Wayne drew the pole for Friday’s feature. “We led a little there in the beginning,” he says. “We had a red on lap five. Bud looked at the tire and said we’d have to take care of the tires or we wouldn’t make it.”

Hafertepe was coming from his seventh row starting spot and eventually tracked the #2c down. “We had gone through several sets of tires and I didn’t think anyone had any left,” says Wayne. “When Sam went by me on the outside, I picked up the pace to get back to him. I ran him down, and the caution came out. That’s when I thought to myself that I better calm down. I thought he may eventually get a flat.”

Wayne’s best hope was misfortune for the leader. “I conserved the tire and kind of rode there,” he says. “I let him go. Don’t get me wrong…he was a lot better than us. I just had to hope that he was going to get a flat. But everybody made it. I was shocked!”

The second-place finish locked him into Saturday’s finale, where he would draw a starting spot outside row one. “The track had a lot more moisture in it Saturday,” says Wayne. “It was really racy. We were able to lead the first two or three laps. We were good early, but the car got tighter and tighter. I had a racecar that I hadn’t had in a long time. We just over-adjusted a little.”

The tight condition continued for Wayne. “We fell back and really should have run fifth,” he says. “Sam got by us, then (Seth) Bergman, (Aaron) Reutzel and (Christopher) Bell too. Bell and Reutzel crashed, so that moved us back up to third and that’s where we finished.”

Overall, the weekend was a huge confidence booster with a large and stout field in attendance. “We gained leaps and bounds,” says Wayne, who jumped from eighth to third in the series’ standings. “We’ve changed so many things on this racecar. I’ve never been very good at Fort Worth. We went down there with things that were off the wall for me, and it seemed to work. We just got beat. Sam is really operating right now. All of us have been in that zone, and it’s a good feeling.”

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Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

Check out the new “recessed rivet” design put out by Outlaw Wings. Talk to Wayne about purchasing Outlaw Wings for your car! Outlaw Wings – "The Wing with an Attitude"!

Wayne's Fast Facts

On April 7, 2012, Wayne won in ASCS-Lone Star regional action at the Lonestar Speedway near Kilgore, Texas. Martin Edwards came home second in front of Logan Forler, Sam Hafertepe Jr. and John Ricketts.

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Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Outlaw Wings, City Vending and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

THE STAGE IS SET FOR A “SPRING SHOWDOWN” AT TRI-STATE
MSCS AND USAC DRIVERS PREPARE TO RACE AT THE HAUBSTADT OVAL

Haubstadt, IN - April 11, 2017. Tri-State Speedway will open the
season this coming weekend with a racing program featuring the United
States Auto Club Sprint Cars along with those following the Midwest
Sprint Car Series. This will be a co-sanctioned event offering fans
the ultimate experience in watching exciting 410 non-wing sprint car
racing.
USAC AND MSCS competing together on the race card only happens twice
a season. Both of these unique shows will be at the fast and
challenging quarter mile oval at Haubstadt, IN. The feature will pay
$5,000 to win and $500 to start. For this first combined show on
April 15th, all the events on the sprint program will be conducted
using the USAC format.
The Midwest Sprint Car Series has one event in the record book thus
far. An appearance at Lincoln Park Speedway on April 8th played out
in front of a huge crowd. Forty sprint car drivers competed. Three
dozen drivers have already obtained licenses to compete with MSCS
during this season. Annual licenses will also be available for
purchase in the pits at the track for those drivers still needing to
renew or sign up.
Defending Hoosier Tire MSCS Champion Brady Short was in action last
week and finished fourth in the “Indiana Open Wheel Racin’ Fest.”
That MSCS event was won by one fast Thomas Meseraull. Short is
contending for a fourth series title. He is just two points behind
MSCS points leader Brent Beauchamp who was second at the “Fest.” As a
reminder, all MSCS licensed drivers will be receiving full points
even though the “Spring Showdown” is a co-sanctioned event.
Chase Stockon won the 2016 version of the USAC-MSCS “Spring
Showdown”. Brady Bacon won the year prior! This race originated at
the track in 2012. The main event will be contested over 30 laps.
USAC already has three sprint car events in their record book for
2017. Chris Windom recorded USAC’s most recent feature with a
victory at Lawrenceburg Speedway on April 1st. Justin Grant and
Hunter Schuerenberg won the two USAC features held during February in
Florida. These three races produced three different winners. The
series is also scheduled to race at Bloomington Speedway the night
before the “Showdown” set for Tri-State Speedway.
The Top Five drivers in the points for USAC at press release time were
Justin Grant, Chad Boespflug, Chase Stockon, Hunter Schuerenberg, and
Chris Windom. The MSCS Top Five list includes Brent Beauchamp, Jarett
Andretti, Brady Short, Jon Stanbrough, and A.J. Hopkins. The ever fast
Carson Short is sixth in MSCS points. Jarett Andretti is sixth in
USAC Points and is one of a number of drivers who could benefit by
earning points in both organizations. Both lists are subject to
change this weekend!

The “Spring Showdown” is a great way for race fans to get out and
enjoy the thrill of attending a dirt track race. Qualifying on
Saturday the 15th should begin about 6:30 P.M. Central Time. Actual
racing will begin with the heat races beginning at 7:30 P.M. The UMP
Open Wheel Modified Cars will also be racing to create a double bill
that adds to the action.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.


 

 

DPM to Offer Photography & Video Production

INDIANAPOLIS (Apr. 12, 2017) – DPM is thrilled to announce that they now offer photo and video services to their clients. Photography is available through DPM Partner, Collin Markle, at Collin Markle Photography. Video Production is accessible through Dylan Schiebel at DS Studios.

“I’m so ecstatic to be able to offer the latest and greatest to our clients,” said Whitney, owner at DPM. “I’m beyond excited to bring Dylan Schiebel and Collin Markle on board. They will both be valuable additions to the DPM team. Our goal is to be able to offer clients a full-service package, without sacrificing quality, and this is just another step in that direction.”

Collin Markle Photography specializes in motorsports photography. Markle started taking pictures as a freelance artist and would eventually like to develop it into a full-time career. He loves capturing that one special moment that people can hold on to forever. Markle primarily operates in motorsports venues but is also available for headshots, portraits, events, weddings, engagement photos, and more.

"I’m really looking forward to working with Whitney and DPM,” stated Markle. “It'll be nice to help someone who is just getting their business going, while getting my name out there at the same time. I'm confident that working together we can become one of the top media organizations in the game."

DS Studios is a video production company serving clients locally, as well as nationwide. They offer professional quality and premium services to every customer and partner. DS Studio's goal is to produce the most memorable moments of your life, capable of reliving forever, through state of the art equipment, materials, and software. Schiebel has produced wedding videos, motorsports promos, and business promos to name a few.

"DS Studios is enthusiastic about our new partnership with Dub Pub Media,” said Dylan, owner of DS Studios. “I’m really excited for the upcoming season. I think the collaboration will work well for both of us, and great things will come from it."

Contact: Whitney Thomas Owner Dub Publications & Media (901) 237-5652 Whitney@DubPubMedia.com www.dubpubmedia.com

 

 

Josh Schneiderman - Top Five with IRA Sets Up Knoxville Opener!

(Bill W) April 12, 2017 – Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team got one more tune-up before the weekly season kicks off this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. The West Burlington, Iowa native picked up a fourth-place finish at his hometown 34 Raceway last Saturday night with the IRA. The team is looking forward to getting to Knoxville Saturday and kicking off their season there.

Josh would come out eighth in the order and set the third quick time of the night on Saturday.

“We were real tickled with third quick,” he says. “We’re struggling with the tune-up on that motor. It’s ‘Old Faithful’ for us. Compared to some of the motors we were up against though, we were tickled to death.”

Third quick meant starting outside row two of the fourth heat. “Our goal was to finish in the top five,” says Josh. “That would put us in the redraw. We knew we were in a good spot, and the track was still a little tough to pass on. We had a good starting spot, and I just needed to keep from stepping on it. I tried coming off of four one time. There was some slime and I got low, but we got through there and finished second.”

Josh drew a three to start inside row two for the feature. “I talked to Paul (Nienhiser) a little bit before the race, and I think he was the smartest one in the bunch,” he says. “That definitely showed. We know better than what we did, but we made a poor choice on our left rear tire. After the heats, we felt the track was getting slicker. It seemed the other class of cars opened the track up a little and brought the moisture back.”

Despite the tight racecar, he battled amongst the leaders who were chasing Nienhiser. “It made for some fast, tight racing, because a lot of us were in the same boat,” says Josh. “We needed to get the car freer, and we did the exact opposite. We were running third there towards the end and feeling o.k. Then Tim Kaeding was able to get by us and we ended up fourth.”

Josh had a few mixed emotions. “Overall, we were happy, yet disappointed,” he says. “I think we had the potential to be better than we were. We avoided a couple of melees. We just missed the setup in the feature. We were way too tight. The track kind of fooled us.”

The team is looking forward to this Saturday night at Knoxville. “We’re pumped for opening night,” says Josh. “We’re ready to go. We have a fresh bullet in the car, and we’re hoping to continue the momentum we had last year. It will be another tough field of cars, but we’ll be up to the challenge.”

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Tim Kaeding Puts on Show During Opening Race With Lunstra Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Kicking his 2017 season off with the World of Outlaws in California during the month of March, Tim Kaeding reunited with Lunstra Motorsports on Saturday night and got the team’s season kicked off in thrilling fashion.

“We had a pretty good night minus one little hiccup that was my fault,” Kaeding said. “We had an extremely fast racecar, and we were able to march through the field nicely.”

Taking on the IRA at the 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA, Kaeding would open the night up by timing the Folkens Bros. Trucking/Dammer Trucking/Mihm Trucking backed No. 3 machine in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing third in his heat race, the San Jose, CA native would advance to the feature event where he would line up in the eighth spot. When the race came to life, Kaeding would have his aforementioned issues and be forced to the rear of the field.

From the back, all eyes were on the exciting Kaeding as he would begin a memorable charge through the field. Mired in thick traffic, Kaeding would have his elbows up and simply go where the others weren’t as he clawed his way forward.

Getting by drivers like Austin McCarl, Scotty Thiel, and Brad Loyet, Kaeding would find himself in the Top-Five late in the 30-lap feature event.

Making a couple more moves before the checkered flag flew, TK would bring his night to a close with a third place finish.

“We had a brake line come off on the start of the feature, and it forced us to the back,” Kaeding said. “Other than that it was a pretty fun night with this team, and I am extremely thankful to have an opportunity to race in the Midwest again with Dave Lunstra.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Folkens Bros. Trucking, Dammer Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, East River Homes, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Tim and Lunstra Motorsports will be in action at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top-5’s-1, Top-10’s-1

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

 

 

KSE Racing Products Congratulates Weekly Winners

PETERSEN MEDIA: It was a big week for KSE Racing Products customers and the KSE Racing Products team would like to congratulate our teams that picked up victories.

In World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action, Rico Abreu and Brian Brown were victorious with the series during their final two events out West for their Spring tour.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Series had a twin billing at the Texas Motor Speedway, and it was all about reigning series champion, Sam Hafertepe as he swept both nights of action during the Texas Sprint Nationals.

Chad Kemenah stayed hot in 2017 with his Hunter Racing team as he used a late race pass to win a thrilling Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event at Atomic Raceway.

The King of the West Series kicked their 2017 season off on Saturday night, and it was Cory Eliason coming from the seventh starting spot to pick up the season opening win and grab the first ever for the Antaya Motorsports team.

Brady Bacon picked off the Kokomo Grand Prix midget race, while Justin Grant captured the sprint car portion of the event. Brad Loyet won with the MOWA in Jacksonville, IL, Landon Simon won at Lawrenceburg Speedway, while Thomas Meseraul won at Lincoln Park Speedway, and Paul Nienhiser won with the IRA.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

Official Payout for NCRA Sprint $15k to Win at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – April 11, 2017 – Being delayed one month thanks to Mother Nature, here is a refresher course for the huge $15,000 to win, seventh annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” featuring the season-opener for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car division. Now joined by the American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products Red River region, this huge re-scheduled event is set to take place on Friday and Saturday night, April 21-22, 2017, with Saturday night’s championship feature finale paying a series best $15,000 to win.

The largest purse event in series history will kick off on Friday night (April 21) and will see drivers draw for heat race, last chance and feature with the winner taking home $1500. Championship Saturday night will see drivers once again compete in heat race, last chance and the championship feature with the winner taking home $15,000 while drivers just starting the twenty-two-car championship feature earning $1000. All non-qualifiers will earn $200.

Below is the official payout for the seventh annual “Park City Cup/ Air Capital Shootout:

Friday night, April 21, 2017:

Heat races, last chance features and feature finale, entry fee $25

A Feature: 1) $1500, 2) $1,100, 3) $800, 4) $700, 5) $600, 6) $450, 7) $400, 8) $350, 9) $300, 10) $275, 11-24) $250

Saturday night, April 22, 2017:

Heat races, consolations and championship feature

A Feature: 1) $15,000, 2) $7000, 3) $4000, 4) $3000, 5) $2000, 6) $1500, 7) $1400, 8) $1300, 9) $1200, 10) $1100, 11-22) $1000 *Any car competing on Saturday night only will start no better than eleventh

Non-qualifiers: $200 per car

NCRA or ASCS rules will be utilized for this huge event and any questions pertaining to this or any other NCRA sprint car event, please call (316) 755-1781; check out the series official website www.racencra.com or their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

 

 

Betts Has an Up and Down Opening Weekend

Troy Betts and the B&G Glass #22 team headed to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night to open their Sprint Car portion of the 2017 racing season. Betts had previously competed in the annual Chili Bowl which is held each January in Tulsa OK along with the opening night of the ARDC midgets the first weekend in April. Betts has run in the 360 division for several years has always liked the speed that Selinsgrove offers and the quality of their weekly 360 field is as good as it gets.

Betts on Saturday night was 12th fastest in practice in a car that has never seen the track before. In heat race #1, Betts started the #22 mount in the 3rd position and if not for a last lap pass by Colby Womer the Delaware hot shoe would have brought home a 3rd place finish. In the feature event, Betts started in the 7th position and used the 25-lap main event as a test session, ultimately finishing in the 9th position. Betts was happy with the top 10 but also knows the car and himself of capable of much more.

On Sunday night Betts and the #22 team were one of 26 Capitol Renegade United Racing Club teams to head to Bridgeport Speedway and participate in the United Racing Club’s 70th opening night. Betts who brought an older more comfortable XXX car to Bridgeport started 9th in heat race #1. Unfortunately, Betts who thought he finished in the 4th position was later notified that he was being penalized for jumping a restart and instead of starting 10th for the 25 lap A-Main, Betts started in the 22nd position.

Bad luck struck on the opening night at Betts was caught up in a front stretch incident in which the #22 car was send flying through the air end over end finally coming to rest just past the start finish line. Betts emerged unharmed but was sore the next day.

The XXX car was a total loss forcing Betts to pull out the new car from Saturday night and mount their primary Ott motor into that car as well. Look for Betts to be back in action on Saturday night April 22nd at the Selinsgrove Speedway for the Annual Gunn Memorial race.

 

 

Chad Kemenah Captures First All Star Circuit of Champions Win In 2017

By: Joe Burrage

Alvada, OH – (April 11, 2017) - Chad Kemenah and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions were racing at the Atomic Speedway on Sunday evening and the fans were treated to a phenomenal race. Kemenah was able to reel in race leader Lee Jacobs on Lap-29 and execute a perfect slide job for the lead exiting turn two, Jacobs tried to turn back under Kemenah but the No.10H sprinter was just to strong and Kemenah held on for the win.

“My car owner Rob Hunter and I were talking before the feature and he reminded me this is where we won our All Star Championship last year, and it really made me think before our feature,” said Kemenah. “I can’t thank Rob and Rita Hunter enough they are best car owners you can ask for and my brother Brian works so hard on this car and we earned this one tonight. Lee Jacobs drove an excellent race and I knew I had one chance at taking the lead and it all worked out.”

Chad Kemenah started the 30-Lap feature in the sixth position but that didn’t stop the defending All Star Circuit of Champions Champion from making his way forward. Kemenah was one of the few cars on the racing surface that could run anywhere on the track with speed and precision.

The last ten laps of the feature were impressive for Kemenah as he quickly passed Cole Duncan for second place and from there the chase was on to catch race leader Lee Jacobs. The racing surface was very slick top to bottom but Kemenah was able to make it work in his favor and he went on to capture his 31st career All Star Circuit of Champions victory.

“The track was in great shape tonight and I can’t thank all you fans for coming out here tonight and I hope you all enjoyed the races,” says Kemenah. “Our car was working great, I searched the track there for a while and I was able to find the rubber early and the car responded great. I actually found the middle line late in the feature and I could see Lee (Jacobs) running the cushion and I had run the middle line a few times a few laps before so I knew if I could get close enough to him I could try a slide job I might be able to catch him off guard and the traffic also played into our favor, everything just worked itself out.”

Chad Kemenah picked up his 31st Career All Star Circuit Champions victory at one of his favorite tracks, the Atomic Speedway located in Chillicothe, Ohio a track he has won at multiple times, but this win is a big one for Kemenah.

“Winning sprint car races these days is not an easy task because these teams all have good equipment and if your off you can easily finish outside th