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Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial finds new home at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – May 5, 2021…The Placerville Speedway is honored to be the new host track of the prestigious Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial, beginning with the 30th running of the prestigious showcase next month.

Not only is it moving to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds venue, but it will also be held during one of the biggest events of the year at the track, with that being the King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Car Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 combo race on Saturday June 12th.

The event originally began at Silver Dollar Speedway in 1992 to honor the late Dave Bradway Jr., who lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Skagit Speedway’s Dirt Cup in 1987. Bradway was a driver destined for stardom in Sprint Car racing and the event held in his memory has become a cornerstone for Northern California.

“We are definitely honored to host the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial race at Placerville Speedway,” commented track Promoter Scott Russell. “The Bradway is such a huge race in California with a lot of history behind it, so we couldn’t be happier to hold it here on June 12th of this season. The King of the West-NARC and Sprint Car Challenge Tour double-header that night has been an outstanding event. This is certain to give it an even larger boost.”

The 30th running of the event will also be the final chapter for long-time event organizers Dave and Dianne Durica. After the show this season, Steve Tuccelli and Karen Bradway-Tuccelli (sister of the late Dave Bradway Jr.) are set to take over the helm and continue the prestigious race.

“Dianne and I had originally planned for last year to be our final Bradway, but with COVID canceling the race it was decided that we definitely wanted to still do the 30th this season,” commented Dave Durica. “We’ve had a great run and are happy that Karen and Tooch want to take it over in the years to come. Silver Dollar Speedway was a great home for a long time and we look forward to having announcer Troy Hennig still involved at the event. We’re excited to have Troy and Gary Thomas back together at the Bradway Memorial.”

In a bit of irony, Dave and Dianne Durica will celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary during the weekend. Along with that, June 12th also happens to be the day that the late Carol Bradway was born on. As customary the Durica family is gathering lap money for the event. If you would like to purchase a lap please contact Dave and Dianne at Durica1414@sbcglobal.net or 916-988-5958.

All the money goes back to the racers and helps make this event unique and special like it has been for so many years. The laps cost $100 and are split between the top-3 in the A-main each lap. The leader receives $50, 2nd place $30 and 3rd place $20.

In addition to lap money if there is anything you’d like to donate for the event contact Dave and Dianne to give them the details.

Steve Tuccelli spoke about the support and dedication the Durica’s have provided to the event over the years. “Karen and I, along with the entire Bradway family have much gratitude towards Dave and Dianne for their unwavering devotion to put this race on in Junior's memory all these years. Dave had a unique relationship with Junior and we are honored to have he and Dianne's faith in us to continue what they have built as one of the most prestigious races in California. We will work hard to have the same success, not only for Junior, but for Dave and Dianne as well.”

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

 

 

Schlotfeldt Scores Sensational Second Place At Skagit In 360 Debut

By Ben Deatherage

(Photo Courtesy of JRS Motorsports)

Arlington, Washington- The season finally got underway for young Jesse Schlotfeldt on Saturday, May 1st. The JRS Motorsports team traveled to Skagit Speedway, in Alger, for their first Sprint Car race of 2021. It was the first time ever that the Arlington teenager had been behind the wheel in the 360 division.

The night started off with Jesse timing in at sixth fastest in time trials. For heat race action, he managed to capture the victory. With the heat race victory, he would start on the inside front row of the twenty-five-lap feature.

Come the main event time, Schlotfeldt paced the field for the first three circuits. Jesse kept his composure and managed to remain in second place the rest of the feature. It was an incredible feat for just being his first time in a 360 Sprint and no doubt was a successful outing.

The team will look to duplicate that success this weekend. Jesse Schlotfeldt is slated to race at Grays Harbor Raceway, in Elma, on Saturday, May 8th. For the latest news and updates follow “JRS Motorsports” on Facebook.

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Brian Brown Earns Season-Best Second-Place Finish During FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at I-70

Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Mo. (May 5, 2021) - Brian Brown is all smiles following his most successful weekend of the season.

Brown produced his first two top 10s of the season, including a season-best runner-up result, during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown hosted by a hometown track just a short drive from his shop. The event was the first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at I-70 Motorsports Park since 1986 and was Brown's first time racing there.

April 30 - I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 2 (4).

"First and foremost, I never thought I'd see the day when we'd be racing at I-70," Brown said. "It was a place I grew up going as a young, young kid. It was shut down for so long. It was great to see Chris Payne buy it with his partners and turn it into a state-of-the-art facility that we can bring our partners to and showcase what our sport is about. It was awesome being a part of the event as a partner with awesome crowds both nights and having FVP involved was awesome, too.

"We qualified well and won the heat, which put us in a good spot to go to the dash. We were fourth in the dash and in the feature we were right in the top five the majority of the race. We had a late caution and we were able to go fourth to second and almost sneak by Brad (Sweet) there to get a great finish.

"It shows how hard Chad, Nate and my dad have been working in the shop to bring good race cars to the track. I'm really excited for the rest of the year. Chad has some great ideas. From my perspective as the owner and team cheerleader the attitudes were always good. We knew we were on the cusp of being better than we were. We felt like we were going to unload with a good package at I-70. To go out almost dead last and qualify fourth showed that we really had a good car. Then to win a heat race, finish fourth in the dash and earn a podium in the feature validated that."

May 1 - I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 6 (3).

"It was great to have almost a couple hundred FVP customers and employees that were there," Brown said. "Where they couldn't come last year, it was good to see them and thank them for their support of FVP, especially after a tough year.

"We drew a little bit better number to go out earlier and qualified second quick. We won the heat again and were third in the dash. We took off in the feature and I don't feel like our car was 100 percent where it needed to be. We hung in there and we were in the top five the majority of the A Main. The rubber came in and we fell back a couple of spots, but rebounded to get back to sixth. You're not going to get it perfect every time. Two finishes inside the top six with that caliber of competition is a good weekend for us."

UP NEXT - Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

"It's going to be a tough field," Brown said. "Like always qualifying will be of the essence. I'd like to say our goal is to go in there and get two top fives. You have to get qualified good. If we can go in there, get qualified and get though the heat to be in a good spot for the dash I think two top fives are attainable."

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 15 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

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The FVP brand started with competitively priced OEM quality batteries, filters, and radiators for cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. FVP now proudly offers a full line of batteries for all of your automotive, RV, boating, commercial and lawn & garden needs. FVP also offers a wide array of condensers, hub assemblies, motor oil, oil filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, transmission filters, antifreeze, DEF, and chemicals.

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Founded in 1970, MSD is one of the most recognized industry names in ignition system products, EFI products and high-performance parts. The company designs, develops, tests and assembles its entire line of ignition boxes, crank triggers, distributors, EFI systems, transmission controllers, spark plugs, coils, spark plug wires and other performance parts from its headquarters in El Paso, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.MSDPerformance.com.

"MSD Ignition is a valued partner for our team," Brown said. "Their ignition boxes and switches are key components. Without that spark you're not going anywhere."

Brian Brown Racing would also like to thank Casey's, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, FVP Stay Tuned, Rams Racing, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Ditzfeld Transport, J.D. Welding & Machine, Rowdy Energy, Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, The Waldinger Corporation, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Blue Springs Ford Collision Center, Fultz Excavating, SalCo, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Veteran's Community Project, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

BRIAN BROWN RACING -

Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 120 feature victories and three track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, since the team was created in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .

 

 

Hagar Hustles to First Feature Triumph of the Season at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (May 5, 2021) - Derek Hagar captured his first feature victory of the season last Saturday when he swept the Spring Fling Special at Riverside International Speedway.

"We drew on the front row of the heat race and started inside of Marshall (Skinner)," he said. "He pressured me and kept me honest every lap. We held on to get the win. We were in the third heat so that put us starting third in the feature. The polesitter crashed on the first lap so that put us on the pole for the restart."

Hagar followed his heat race win by leading the distance of the feature for the victory.

"I didn't feel like we were the best car," he said. "The track was totally different from one end to the other. Turns three and four were slick and a little choppy and turns one and two were smooth and pretty heavy. We had to be free enough for turns one and two so it hindered my entry of how to get through the corner. That was the most uncomfortable that I've been lately, but we made it work."

The triumph provides momentum entering the inaugural Melvin Holcomb Classic this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway.

"It's shaping up to be a pretty big weekend with a big car count between all the classes," Hagar said. "I think there will be between 18 to 25 cars for 360s. Hopefully we can carry some of this momentum from this race into Saturday and have another strong performance."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 1 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Melvin Holcomb Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"Maria and the crew at FK Rod Ends are awesome to work with," Hagar said. "They take pride in their products and that's why we choose to run FK Rod Ends."

Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Summit Truck Group, Killer Coatings, Administrative Consulting Services, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Price Scores Top 10 in Chico During David Tarter Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (May 5, 2021) - Robbie Price wheeled his family owned No. 21p to a seventh-place finish Saturday night during the David Tarter Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway, which hosted more than 60 drivers for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour event.

The performance capped a two-race weekend that featured a rough ending to Friday's opener after mechanical issues plagued the team in heat race action.

"It's hard to be too disappointed when you are competing against the cars that were there and we were able to leave with a top 10," he said. "I felt like we had one of the best cars all weekend and I feel like they knew we were there for sure after Saturday."

Price kicked off Friday's program by qualifying second quickest in his qualifying flight. He started second in a heat race, but suffered a mechanical problem on the opening lap and pulled off the track.

"We broke in the heat race on Friday and the way the format was we figured we'd just save our stuff for Saturday," he said. "I was going to have my work cut for me and I didn't want to chance it too much after that."

Price returned to the bullring on Saturday looking for redemption and again he qualified second quickest in his qualifying flight. He then won a heat race from the pole position and earned a spot in a dash as a result. He finished where he started - third - to garner the fifth starting position in the A Main.

"We didn't change a whole lot from Friday to Saturday and we showed early we had speed," he said. "These deals are all about being fast early in the night and we set ourselves up for success in qualifying and the heat."

In the feature, Price struggled at the drop of the green flag and by Lap 10 he had fallen to 10th. However, Price was able to claw himself forward and he advanced as high as fifth before settling for seventh at the conclusion of the 35-lap event.

"We had a pretty good car all night when we were racing, but restarts killed us," he said. "We kept getting stuck on the bottom of them and I just couldn't seem to make it work down there. But overall, for 61 cars being there, I felt pretty good getting seventh."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 30 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: DNF (2); B Main: DNS (-).

May 1 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 7 (5).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

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"I'm really thankful to have Beaufort Self Storage as a partner for the 2021 racing season and I'm looking forward to continuing to bring new eyes to their business," Price said. "You can never have enough storage space and these guys are the best."

Price would also like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shockwave Motorsports, Wildlight Motorsports Photography, Shark Racing Engines, Triple X Race Components, Highline Performance and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

Walter opens 2021 with rock solid Wilmot run

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 5, 2021 – On an unseasonably warm early May night for racing, Josh Walter and the Torque Racing team turned up the heat in their own way by registering a respectable top-12 result in the team’s 2021 season debut with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, May 1.

Walter was among 28 IRA 410 Sprint Car drivers to register for the evening’s event on the tight and tricky third-mile clay oval located on southern Wisconsin on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds.

After qualifying 20th with a lap of 14.803 seconds, Walter lined up seventh in the second IRA 10-lap heat race. The 17th year Winged Sprint Car competitor worked his way up two spots to earn a spot in the 24-car A-main field with a fifth-place showing.

“The new car and fresh engine ran great throughout the night,” Walter said. “I started off the night with shaking off some driver rust in qualifying and missed the setup a bit. The heat race was a challenge. I started seven and on the first lap had some issues in the cockpit and drove the entire race one handed and unable to grab any tearoffs, but brought it home fifth, which was good enough to make the A.”

Walter then rolled off the 14th starting spot in the 30-lap A main event and methodically worked his way up through the field to break into the top-10 and find himself running seventh in the closing stages of the race.

After a late caution bunched the field, Walter fell back several spots to finish 12th in a race won by Carson Short.

“With extra time in the pits, we were able to make some changes to the car and it felt stellar in the A main,” Walter said. “We worked our way from 14th to seventh and was looking for more. However, late-race mistakes by the driver caused us our first top-10 finish of the year. We'll regroup and come out better for it in our next outing.”

Josh Walter and Torque Racing team are scheduled to take to the road to compete in a weekly 410 Sprint Car event the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa this Saturday, May 8.

360 Sprints and 305 Pro Sprints will also be on the all-Sprint Car event card, which begins with hot laps at 6:45 p.m., qualifying at 7:15 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m.

Torque Racing sponsors for the 2021 season included Dlapa Construction, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, SCA Inc., Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete Products, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.
Torque Racing Sponsor Showcase – Oostburg Concrete Products
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2021 Josh Walter-Torque Racing
By The Numbers
Total Events – 1
IRA events – 1
World of Outlaws events – 0
A-Main Victories – 0
B-Main Victories – 0
Top Five A-Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 0
Heat Race Victories – 0
Dash Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 0

2021 Josh Walter-Torque Racing
Tentative Upcoming Schedule
(Additional dates to be announced)
Saturday, May 8 – Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, Iowa (Weekly)
Saturday, May 22 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Wis. (IRA)
Friday, May 28 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, May 30 – 141 Speedway, Francis Creek, Wis. (IRA)


 

 

FIRST "SUPER SERIES" EVENT OF 2021 AT SHARON TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY FEATURING "410" SPRINTS ALONG WITH STOCKS, RUSH MODS & ECONO MODS

May 5, 2021

(Hartford, OH)…Despite Mother Nature trying to intervene, Sharon Speedway hosted two successful special events to open the 92nd anniversary season. Now track management looks forward to hosting the first "Super Series" event of the season this Saturday night (May 8). The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars will lead the way along with the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Whelen Econo Mods. It's Cortland Mower Sales and Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Night. Group qualifying for the Sprint Cars will take place at 6:30 p.m. followed by racing at 7.

One week after the first of four appearances by the All Star Circuit of Champions, the "410" Sprint Cars will return in a non-sanctioned event with $3,000 to-win, $250 to-start on Saturday night. A big field of 41 Sprints were on hand last week with Justin Peck earning his first career Sharon win as he became the 165th different driver to win a "410" race in the history of the speedway.

In years past, these "Super Series" events for the Sprint Cars have drawn strong car counts from the mid 20s to the low 30s. That's expected again on Saturday night especially with several of the weekly Ohio and western Pa. Sprint Car tracks off this weekend. Last year, Dave Blaney and Cole Duncan were victorious in the non-sanctioned events that were limited to just two due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks had last Saturday night off, but a strong turnout of 31 cars were on hand for their April 24 opener. Former track champions, Curt J. Bish and Chris McGuire, went toe-to-toe for much of the 20-lap feature with Bish prevailing. When there's 24 or more cars, the Stocks compete for a strong $700 to-win payoff.

The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds were in action for the first time this season at Sharon last Saturday night. A strong field of 24 cars turned out with Chas Wolbert passing 14-year-old rookie Ben Easler on lap six and holding off Justin Shea, who has returned to competition after taking a couple years off. Wolbert not only leads Sharon's points, but also RUSH's $3,500 to-win Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Weekly Series points and the $1,000 to-win Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series points. If 24 or more cars are on hand, RUSH Mods will be competing for the $500 to-win increased payoff.

Like the Stocks, the Whelen Econo Mods will make their return after having last Saturday night off. Dennis Lunger, Jr., a 12-time Sharon RUSH Late Model winner, made his first Econo Mod start at the track a successful one winning the 20-lap feature on April 24. Jeremy Double, who is the leading active Econo Mod winner at Sharon with 14 victories, raced from 17th to second and figures to challenge for the track championship. If there's 24 or more cars, the Econo Mods will compete for the higher $400 to-win payoff.

There is no Sharon registration fee. One-way driver radios are mandatory; channel 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $25. If you have yet to register for the 2021 season, please bring the registration form with you completed http://www.sharonspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/RegistrationFormSharon2021.pdf

Fans can not only experience viewing from the frontstretch and backstretch grandstands, but also from the infield fan zone. The fan zone, which includes a concessions and restrooms, debuted in 2020 during the COVID-19 shortened season. Sharon is the only track in the area to have viewing from the unique infield perspective. There will be times throughout the night when fans can cross on the frontstretch back and forth.

Pits passes will go on sale at 4 p.m. with grandstands at 5. Sprint Car motor heat is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. followed by group qualifying for the Sprints at 6:30 and racing at 7. Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $15. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be upgraded on race night at the track office. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE. Pit passes are $30. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted. The "410" Sprint Cars will return next Saturday night (May 15) for $3,000 to-win in another "Super Series" event with the Stocks, RUSH Mods, and Econo Mods at 7 p.m. It'll be scout and youth sports night. Don't forget, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars will make their return to Sharon on May 22 for the first time since 2007 and will be joined by the RUSH Sprint Cars in their first appearance of the season. Advance tickets are on sale through the WoO at https://mpv.tickets.com/?orgid=52711&agency=WRG_SNG_MPV&pid=8894471#/event/8894471

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

 

 

5/3/2021

I-90 Speedway I-90 Speedway opens this Saturday night

The first night of the 2021 season at I-90 Speedway is this Saturday night. The Premier Racing Series will be in action featuring four divisions of excitement.

The Spielman Excavating IMCA Sprint Cars will headline the event with the T&R Contracting Late Model Street Stocks also one the card. The Great Western Bank USRA B-Modifieds and LawnSnow.com USRA Hobby Stocks will also get their first laps of competition on Saturday night.

Cars will take to the track for practice at 6:30 with racing following immediately at approximately 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the following link: https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1242207&store=11485

Adult tickets are $13, students ages 13-18 are $6 with those 12 and younger free.

The grandstands open at 5 p.m.

To ensure the program begins on time, the back gate will open at 2 p.m. for competitors to complete their registrations and paperwork. It is advised that teams bring a completed W9 tax form with them to expedite the process. The pit gate is open until 5:30. Any arrivals after that point are considered late and will start at the tail.

A blank W9 form is available at the following link: http://www.i90speedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=629313

All pit passes are $30.

 

 

Bastian’s Vic Title Victory

A limited 2020-21 season campaign simply wasn’t enough to stop Alistair Bastian from romping to victory in last Saturday night’s Victorian VSA Sprintcar Title that was fought out at Ballarat’s Redline Raceway.

In what is currently his third season with the Colin Sands-owned Westpoint Racing team, the 23-year-old racer on Saturday night was able to better his previous best Victorian Title attempts of two minor podium finishes (third)with what was an impressive victory.

Heading into the Victorian Title deciding feature race as the fourth highest point scorer following a fourth and a win in his two heat races, Bastian felt confident of a front-running performance throughout the 35-lap event, and that’s exactly what he did.

From the outset of the feature race, Bastian made his intentions clear within the opening laps by moving into third despite his car’s setup being quite tight. He then chased down the Shane Steenholdt for second and on lap 15 he was able to execute a successful pass on him for the position. As the feature race, which only saw one stoppage in the early laps, wore on, Bastian set his sights on leader Sam Wren as they worked their way through lapped traffic. With Bastian’s car setup becoming better and better and also finding a comfortable line at the top of the track, he was able to close in on Wren and then on lap 20 pass him for the lead. For the remaining 15 laps, Bastian controlled the pace and went on to score a comfortable win.

For Bastian, winning the Victorian Title after only four attempts was very satisfying to say the very least.

“To win a Victorian Title is a dream come true and to do it the way I did made it all the more satisfying,” said the Vic # 55 Westpoint supported Maxim driver.

“I’ve always been pretty fast around Redline Raceway and I felt quite confident of being able to do well heading into the Victorian Title. I was fast from the beginning of the night through to the end, which is most important, and I owe a lot of this down to my team’s efforts throughout the night with the car’s setup.

“I can’t thank the entire Westpoint Racing team enough for all of their ongoing efforts, especially my team owner Colin Sands and my team-mate Adam Greenwood, and to take out a Victorian Title is the perfect way to thank them.”

Prior to the Victorian Title, Bastian this season had only competed in three race meetings, which saw him finish first and second over the two nights during Easter at Rosedale Speedway and Bairnsdale Speedway, and before that, he made his season debut at Bairnsdale Speedway earlier in the year, which saw him suffer a premature end to the night due to crashing out of his opening heat race.

Looking ahead to his 2021-22 season campaign, Bastian, along with the rest of the Westpoint Racing team,is excited about getting a full schedule in, especially now that he is carrying Victoria # 1.

Bastian is proudly supported by the following 2020-21 season sponsors:

Westpoint
Bridgestone Tyres - Bairnsdale
Curtin Engineering
Turbo Marine
Battery Land
Valvoline Oils
Fence Down Under
Burson Auto Parts - Bairnsdale

Bastian would also like to give special thanks to his dad (David), Colin Sands, Ethan, Adam, Charlie and Anthony.

To find out more about Bastian and the Westpoint Racing team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Alistair Bastian Racing.

 

 

SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY

(May 4, 2021)

Two More Nights of Racing Emphasize This Weekend for Fans

(Chico, CA)…With an EMPHASIS on FUN and after last weekend’s successful return to some normalcy, we are geared up to do it all over again with more special shows featuring a two-day weekend of racing. Friday night, May 7th, the sights and sounds of grassroots dirt track racing will once again entertain fans who are welcomed back to the famed Silver Dollar Speedway grandstands and bleachers. Friday nights show will feature winged 360 sprint cars, hobby stocks and street stocks (Tri-State Prostock Series cars welcome). The three-division show will thoroughly entertain the entire family.

On Saturday night, May 8th, we are pleased to welcome the final night of the 2nd annual California IMCA Speedweek, featuring the A Mods and Sport Mods along with the Crate Sprints as the third division. This is a race that many fans have asked for and we are happy to provide it. The Speedway has a long and proud history of racing these popular Modifieds. Names like McDaniel’s, Abouzeid, Sohnrey, Cleveland, and Papenhausen are rich in history at our track. Two champions of the Speedweek will be crowned at Silver Dollar Speedway this night. It will be an amazing, drama filled night for sure. Lots of cars are expected.

All fans are directed to purchase their tickets on-line. Please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com and click on ticket or next event. All prices are listed on our website for next weekend’s event. You must buy your tickets on-line before coming to the speedway either night. Please keep social distancing in your mind as you enter the raceway and respect others space.

Camping will be allowed for both nights of racing. The Silver Dollar Fair chargers $50 cash each night. Please stop by the fair office to pay.

Friday night, May 7th, the pit gate opens at 3 PM. All teams need to come through the Costco side entrance of Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. Grandstands are set to open at 6 PM.

Saturday night, May 8th. the pit gate opens at 3 PM. All teams need to come through the Costco side entrance of Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. Grandstands are set to open at 6 PM.

If you can’t make it to the race track, on Friday night the show will be streamed on www.norcalspeed.tv or www.speedsport.tv.

Saturday nights event is set to be broadcasted by www.floracing.com

 

 

BRODY ROA HEADS BACK TO BAKERSFIELD MAY 8th

(Cypress, CA, May 4, 2021) Three weeks after he posted a win in “California’s Country Music Capital,” the city of Bakersfield, Brody Roa is headed back to town this Saturday night, May 8th, as he seeks his first win of 2021 in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series.

Roa’s recent victory in the Kern County city came at an open comp 360 show on the dirt track at Kern County Raceway Park. This Saturday he will be on the other side of town at the track that bills itself as “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval,” the Bakersfield Speedway. It will be the only appearance of the year at the track for the 17-year-old USAC/CRA Series and it will be Roa’s first race since April 24th at the much larger Perris Auto Speedway.

Roa, Brody 4-24 #2.jpg Brody Roa at the race at Perris Auto Speedway two weeks ago. Photo courtesy of Doug Allen.

Even though he broke and left the main event at Perris on the fifth lap two weeks ago, Roa comes into Saturday’s race fourth in the USAC/CRA championship standings. He is only 19-points out of third and 69-points behind the leader with more than three-quarters of the season remaining.

The best finish in the USAC/CRA Series for the Garden Grove, California driver at the Bakersfield Speedway in recent seasons came in 2017 when he finished second in the main event. Two years ago at his last appearance on the track locals affectionately refer to as the “Okie Bowl,” he was in second place when he got hit from behind and knocked out of the 30-lap finale.

Fans who would like to attend the race can find the track at 5001 N. Chester Ext., in Bakersfield (93308). The track website is http://www.bakersfieldspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (661) 393-3373. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 and the first race will hit the track at 6:00.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, Sander Engineering, Biker Bruce Fisher, Inland Rigging, The Golden Vibe Boutique, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Total Lubricants, Marina Pools, TJM Oilfield Distribution, Certex, and Biker Bruce for sponsoring the #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout the year, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you would like to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his west coast schedule permits.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also check out the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/. To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

2021 Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway King Of The Wing Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

4-16 Kern County Raceway Park Open 360 1st A Main

4-17 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

 

 

Selinsgrove Hosts PASS Saturday

The historic and challenging Selinsgrove Speedway will hosts its second PA Sprint Series appearance of 2021 Saturday night, when the IMCA/RaceSaver sprints join the New York-based Patriot 360 Sprint Tour and the roadrunner stocks.

New Yorker Justin Mills of Bloomingburg topped a 40-car field on April 10 when PASS made the first of eight scheduled stops at Selinsgrove this year. Mills is set to return Saturday, along with Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery, who claimed the IMCA/RaceSaver National Championship, the PASS Championship and the Selinsgrove Speedway RaceSaver Championship last year. Bard was a three-time winner at the Snyder County oval in 2020.

Hometown favorite Ken Duke Jr., who finished second in Selinsgrove points last year but was IMCA/RaceSaver, PASS and Selinsgrove Champ in 2019, also is expected. Duke has a win and a second in the last two PASS races.

Dave Grube II, who won last Saturday’s PASS feature at Port Royal Speedway, also is preregistered for the race, as is Kassidy Kreitz, who was third in Selinsgrove’s 2020 points and finished second to Duke two weeks ago at Port Royal, barely missing her first career RaceSaver win.

With another large field of cars expected, qualifying events will be especially important and competitive. VP Racing Lubricants is sponsoring our event with the highest finishing driver carrying the VP decal to receive a case of oil courtesy of VP.

Saturday’s race is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. Gates will open at 5:00. Adult general admission is $15 ($10 for students 12-17; kids 11 and under free), and pit passes are $30.

PASS will return Path Valley Speedway on Saturday, May 15, joining the wingless Super Sportsman cars, 270 and 600 micro sprints, 4-cylinder thunder cars and 4-cylinder strictly stocks.

For the latest schedule information and news, visit www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

 

 

Justin Grant Starts USAC Silver Crown Title Defense at Winchester

Defending USAC Silver Crown champion Justin Grant is in awe of Winchester Speedway heading into this Sunday’s (May 9) Rich Vogler Classic.
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Defending USAC Silver Crown champion Justin Grant is in awe of Winchester Speedway heading into this Sunday’s (May 9) Rich Vogler Classic.

The open-wheel star Justin Grant topped the charts in this past Sunday’s open test. In fact, he was the only driver to top 120MPH during the day.

It was the first time he had taken to the 30-plus degree high banks. At the end of the afternoon, one word kept popping up that described what driving around Winchester is all about.

“It’s pretty exciting. It’s fast, you’re ripping around there pretty good,” Grant said. “I about plugged it into the fence in three and four a couple times, but it’s fun and exciting.”

The California driver is coming off his first USAC championship with the Silver Crown Series in 2020. He finished in the top-five in three of the five races during the season. With the championship, Hemelgarn Racing became one of a select few teams to win both a USAC Silver Crown championship and an Indianapolis 500, as well as Silver Crown and IndyCar/CART titles (Hemelgarn won the 1996 Indy 500 and 2000 IRL championship with Buddy Lazier).

Although Grant has two career wins with the series, both have come on the dirt. He will go after his first pavement Silver Crown win on Sunday afternoon. After participating in the open test, he gave his idea on what it will take to win the Rich Vogler Classic.

“When I walked in here today, I thought that it looked pretty fast. I was here once to watch pavement Sprint Cars and Tracy Hines won; he was riding on the wall. You know when you come to these fast high-banked race tracks that it’s going to be a pretty serious day. You have to pay attention and you have to do your job well. We were good today and and we had a lot of fun and we’re looking forward to the race,” explained Grant.

“With these things, not killing the tires or anything, you can run about as hard as you want and you could probably get carried away and cook the tires right off of it. You have to manage that and really you just have to stay out of trouble. There’s going to be a pretty good closing rate; there’s going to be a lot of cars I can imagine.”

With well over 20 cars entered for Winchester’s first Silver Crown event of 2021, Grant expects a great show to be put on for the fans in attendance Sunday afternoon.

“I think fans are going to see a great race. I think with the banking, especially in three and four where it’s pretty smooth, I think you’ll be able to bomb it under a guy. I think it’s going to open up two lanes, it seems like one and two has a couple different options with how to get through there.”

The 2021 version of the Rich Vogler Classic will celebrate open wheel racing’s rich history at the “World’s Fastest Half Mile” while paying homage to the legendary life and career of one of motorsport’s greatest talents, the late Rich Vogler. The afternoon 100-lap main event will showcase the beauty and blazing speed of the renowned Silver Crown machines while testing the bravery and skill of some of the world’s best drivers upon the fabled high banks of Winchester.

Sunday’s event marks USAC’s first trip to Winchester since 2011, when the Sprint Cars came to town for the Rich Vogler Classic. It will also serve as the season opener for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series.

Joining the USAC Silver Crown Sunday afternoon will be the Midwest Old Timers Vintage Racing Club, featuring upwards of 40 vintage open-wheel cars. Fans will be able to witness the progression of the open-wheel machines through the decades.

Tickets for the Rich Vogler Classic are available online at winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.

For more information regarding the event, please visit the track’s website at winchesterspeedway.com. You can follow @FastestHalfMile on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to like the Winchester Speedway Facebook page. For additional info on the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series, go to usacracing.com.
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Diverse double header hits Placerville Speedway this Friday and Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – May 4, 2021…Following a rare weekend off the Placerville Speedway is ready to get back at it in grand fashion this Friday and Saturday, with a diverse double header that offers a little something for everyone.

On Friday May 7th, the El Dorado County Fairgrounds bullring is excited to welcome in California IMCA Speedweek for the second straight year. The finest IMCA Dirt Modified and Sport Mod drivers in the Golden State will all be on hand to tackle the challenging quarter-mile. The Placerville appearance marks the penultimate round of action for Speedweek and should play a pivotal role in its outcome.

On Saturday May 8th, the weekly championship battle then resumes with four divisions entertaining the crowd during “Mother’s Day Madness.” On the card will be the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Lightning Sprints.

Tickets for both nights this weekend are now on sale at www.placervillespeedway.com until the maximum number sold is reached due to continued capacity limitations. The links for grandstand tickets to both nights respectively can be found on the homepage of the website. Pit passes are also available and can be purchased ahead of time via the Pit Pay Mobile Pit Pass App.

The Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars have contested a trio of events thus far in 2021, all of which have been captured by the red-hot Justin Sanders. The Aromas wheel-man is fresh off a big Sprint Car Challenge Tour triumph last weekend and will certainly be a favorite this Saturday evening.

Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick goes into Saturday 19-digits behind Sanders in the points chase and will be looking to put an end to his win streak at the event. Chase Majdic, Blake Carrick and Andy Gregg complete the top-five in the Winged Sprint Car standings going into Mother’s Day Madness.

Oakley’s Nick Baldwin has put together a fantastic start to 2021 and has accumulated a pair of wins, along with four top-five’s in as many Pure Stock events held. Baldwin brings a slim seven-point lead over Kevin Jinkerson into Saturday’s contest. Jinkerson has one win already and hopes to add a second during the Mother’s Day weekend extravaganza. Jason Palmer, Jonathan Walsh and Stephanie Hanson make up the top-five.

The Mini Truck action has been all about rookie driver Wyatt Lakin of Diamond Springs, who has captured all three events so far. He currently stands atop the standings over Mike Miller, Thomas Jensen, Howard Miller and Tom Stanwood. The BCRA Lightning Sprints are set to make their third stop of the season in Placerville. The first two appearances have went to Eric Greco Jr. and Craig Holsted respectively.

The pit gate will open at noon this Friday and Saturday, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered from 4-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. The pit meeting will be held at 4pm on Friday with hot laps at 5. Saturday pit meeting will be held at 4:30pm with cars on track at 5. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com
Join over 14,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2021 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Friday May 7: IMCA Dirt Modifieds and IMCA Sport Mods | California IMCA Speedweek
Saturday May 8: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Lightning Sprints | Mother’s Day Madness

Saturday May 15: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks | Mtn. Democrat Kids Bike Night

SUNDAY May 23: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association

 

 

Jordyn’s Triple Crown Jubilation

It most certainly wasn’t easy, but Jordyn Charge’s second-place finish in last Sunday’s third and final round at Simpson Speedway was enough for him to clinch the victory in the Triple Crown Series for 360 Sprintcars.

After dominating the opening two Triple Crown Series rounds, Charge was hoping to make it a clean sweep in the final round for what was his first appearance to the Simpson Speedway track since his sensational second-place finish there in last season’s Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship.

Charge started the night in the best possible fashion by topping the time sheets in qualifying, but things soon took a turn for theworst, when he crashed on fourth lap of his heat race while leading, which saw him fail to finish due to sustaining considerable front-end damage.

Following this heavy crash, Charge’s crew back in the pit area set about fixing the damage, as a shaken up Charge was looked over by ambulance personnel on the infield, and they were able to fix the damage and Charge took his place in his second and final heat race where he charged from the back of the field to finish in an impressive second.

By virtue of the fastest qualifying time and a second place in his second and final round of heat races, Charge was fourth highest qualifier heading into the Top 8 pole shootout. In the pole shootout, he found the going a little tough and ended up sixth.

For the feature race, Charge started out of position six and from the drop of the green flag, he quickly moved into third. From there, he chased after second-placed Domain Ramsay and by lap 20 had closed in on him as they encountered lapped traffic. Shortly after, Charge nearly crashed out after Ramsay rapidly slowed with an engine issue and he collided with the back of Ramsay’s car, but thankfully he managed to narrowly avoid crashing.

In the closing stages of the 25-lap event, Charge was safely into second and went about attempting to run down leader and current Australian Champion Brett Milburn, but despite his best efforts, he greeted the chequered flag in second.

As a result of his second-place finish, the Vic # 60 Victorian Towing Services / SupaF Spares supported Maxim driver sealed the overall point standings win in the Triple Crown Series for the 2020-21 season.

“I would have loved to have taken out a clean sweep of the Triple Crown Series, but it wasn’t to be and second was good enough for me to take out the series point standings win, so I’m really happy about that,” expressed the 21-year-old racer.

“It was certainly a challenging run at Simpson Speedway after the crash in my opening heat race and then an action-packed feature race, especially in the lapped traffic, and howI finished it (the feature race) was a great way to thank my team for all of their efforts throughout the night and they were the key in helping me wrap up the Triple Crown Series.”

Charge’s Triple Crown Series win now concludes his 2020-21 season campaign, and the focus now is preparing for the 2021-22 season.

“To win the Triple Crown Series was a fantastic way to conclude the season, and hopefully we can build on this strong finish to the season heading into our 2021-22 season,” the Melton, Victoria based residententhused.

Charge and his team would like to thank their 2020-21 season sponsors:

Victorian Towing Services SupaF Spares Western Nissan - Caroline Springs Wil’s Auto Melton Trev’s Removal and Cleaning Services Accountantnet RH Electrical and Data Solutions Footscray Engine Reconditioning Melbourne Accident Repair Centre B&R Race Engines Australian Racing Products Adam Brand Reed Signs Event Pix Photobooth

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

 

 

Ryan Robinson Nets Third and Ninth Place Finishes in Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting right back to action over the weekend in Chico, CA, Ryan Robinson and the Weiher Racing team would have a nice showing that saw them finish third on Friday night before a ninth place run with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night.

“It was a really good weekend for this No.14w team,” Ryan Robinson said. “We showed a lot of speed both nights against a really big, and strong’ field of cars.”

The Spring Nationals Weekend in Chico, CA kicked off Friday night with 61 cars checking in for action. Robinson would get the night opened up by timing the Mako Farms Inc./LP Holdings/Roseville Precision, Inc. backed entry in second fastest in his time trial group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat, Robinson would race to the win, which was vital on this night as it also moved him into the redraw. Pulling the four pill for the outside lane, Robinson would take the green flag from the eighth starting position on a very slick and tricky racing surface.

Able to work his way forward amidst a myriad of stoppages, Robinson would find himself in third and in a hotly contested battle with Dominic Scelzi for the second spot as they both chased after DJ Netto.

Holding down the third position, Robinson would accept the checked flag in the third spot and cap his night off on the podium.

Back again on Saturday night for a night of racing with the SCCT, 61 cars again packed the pit area and on this night Robinson would time in both fastest in his group and earn the Bianchi Farms Fast Time Overall award.

Lining up fourth in his heat race with only three drivers transferring into the feature, Robinson would find himself in a knockdown, drag out battle with Colby Copeland for the final transfer position.

Getting the third position at the line, Robinson would move into the Dash where his fifth-place finish put him in the ninth starting position for the 35-lap David Tarter Memorial feature event.

On another technical racing surface, Robinson was able to work his way forward into the fifth spot. On the tight bullring, a little contact would ensue that knocked his nose wing down and made the handling on his machine tough.

Doing what he could to keep his machine up front, Robinson would fade a little at the end of the race as he would settle for a ninth-place finish.

“We struggled in the Dash on Saturday, but I felt like we had a really good car in the ‘A’ after we made some adjustments,” Robinson added. “We got up to fifth, but our nose wing got knocked down made things pretty tough. Happy to come away with a Top-10 after a podium on Friday.”

Weiher Racing would like to thank Mako Farms, Inc., LP Holdings, Roseville Precision, Inc., Escalon Body and Frame, Seth’s Racing Engines, Papa Chuck, Dave Harvey Trucking, and Morrison Concrete for their support in 2021!

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Robinson and Weiher Racing will be idle this weekend before returning to action on May 15th in Hanford, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Ryan Robinson by following him on Twitter @RyanRobinsonRcn

 

 

Becker 8th at David Tarter Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in the Spring Nationals at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA, Sean Becker would run 11th in Friday’s Bill Brownell Memorial, and eighth during Saturday night’s David Tarter Memorial with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT).

“Friday night was really a struggle for us early,” Sean Becker said. “The team worked really hard however, and we got a ton better and brought home a pretty respectable finish against a huge field of cars.”

Piloting the Dave Vertullo owned No. 83v during Friday night’s event, Becker would time in sixth fastest in his group, which lined him up sixth in heat race competition.

With only three cars transferring to the feature, the Roseville, CA driver would have some work to do on the slicked off racing surface. Only able to secure a fifth-place finish, ‘The Shark’ moved into the ‘B’ main where his third-place finish would be good enough to transfer him into the 25-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 21st starting position on a very technical track, Becker was able to work his way forward. With stoppages to unfortunate norm on this night, Becker was able to take advantage of various restarts on his charge towards the Top-10.

Just missing out on the 10th spot, Becker capped Friday night’s feature off with an 11th place finish.

Shifting gears on Saturday night for SCCT action, ‘The Shark’ climbed back aboard the Dan Monhoff owned No. 35 machine. With 61 cars again packed into the pit area on this night, Becker would get of a to stronger start as he timed in second fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the pole of his heat race, the Roseville, CA pilot would record a second-place finish which transferred him into the 35-lap feature event, however it would not qualify him for a berth in the Dash and he would line up 13th on the starting grid.

On another tricky racing surface, Becker was able to move forward just as he did on Friday night.

In close quarters racing on the Silver Dollar Speedway bullring, Becker would crack the Top-10 as he got up into the eighth position late in the race. When the checkered flag was displayed to the field, Becker would cap his weekend off with an eighth-place finish.

“We had good speed all of Saturday night to put us in position to contend up front,” Becker said. “But in the feature event, I needed to be more aggressive, and make some better decisions. If I do that, I give this team the finish they deserve. Thank to both teams for all of their hard work and efforts all weekend.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 2, Top-10’s- 6

ON TAP: Becker will be in action this Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway and on Saturday at Placerville Speedway.

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

 

 

Ramey Records First Career Top 10 at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 4, 2021) - Gunner Ramey tallied his first career top-10 finish at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

It was the kind of run the 18-year-old was looking for during his second trip to 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World.'

After timing in eighth on the speed chart with a time of 16.533 seconds, Ramey lined up fourth in his heat race and gained a position to finish third. The driver of the Terry Doogs Racing No. 21 winged sprint began the night's A Main in the seventh position and battled inside the top 10 throughout the 18-lap feature. Ramey finished in the 10th position with a clean run and equally as important, more seat time for the young driver.

"We definitely got better since the last time we were here a couple weeks ago," he said. "I'm continuing to get more comfortable in the race car and learn where I can make time and also what adjustments the car needs as the night goes on.

"The car felt so much more stable on Saturday night. I found it was easier to keep the car planted and easier to keep it straight. We're definitely headed in the right direction with the adjustments we've made over the past couple weeks and here at Knoxville in particular."

Ramey is preparing to run a weekly show at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., this Saturday.

"It's the place where I have the most laps in a sprint car and our car is always good when we unload," he said.

In Ramey's two starts at Lake Ozark Speedway this season he has finishes of eighth and 13th.

If Lake Ozark Speedway is forced to cancel because of rain, Ramey said he plans to travel north to Knoxville Raceway to compete in the weekly 360ci winged sprint show.

"We have a little bit of momentum going on at Knoxville and it would be nice to go back there on back-to-back weekends to continue that momentum," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 10 (7).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., or at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gunnerramey_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RameyRacing28

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - T.R. Welding

T.R. Welding is owned by Gunner Ramey's uncle, Tyler, who has used his passion for welding to create a welding business in Sedalia, Mo.

"T.R. Welding is my Uncle Tyler's side business and he's done a lot for me in the past when it comes to helping us repair damage and doing fabrication work," Ramey said.

Ramey would also like to thank Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Retrieving Freedom, Starline Brass, Stax, G&T Farms, SureCoat Powdercoating, Mid-Mo Equipment, Ostrich Racing Engines, Embry Snow Removal, Next LED, Rockwell Security and Terry Doogs Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Skinner Posts Top-Five Finishes in Arkansas and Mississippi

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (May 4, 2021) - Marshall Skinner charged forward to score a pair of top-five results in recent races at Riverside International Speedway and Jackson Motor Speedway.

Skinner dropped to eighth then rebounded to second before settling for a third-place finish Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway.

"I started sixth, but hit a rut and bicycled early in the race and fell back to eighth," he said. "I made it up to second, but then I missed the bottom going into turn one on a restart. That opened the door for (Tim) Crawley to get by me. It was still pretty cool that Derek (Hagar), Tim and I finished one-two-three since we're all good friends."

Skinner and Hagar had a spirited race for the lead in a heat race that entertained the fans.

"We started on the front row and raced side by side for over half the race," he said. "You can race two inches off his right rear and trust him. It's a lot of fun racing someone like that."

Skinner's attempt at double-duty racing for the evening ended early when the engine let go in the McCord Farms 305 sprint car as Skinner was running second in his heat race after starting fifth.

Two Saturdays prior, Skinner advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race and from ninth to fourth in the main event at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., during an ASCS Mid-South Region tilt.

"The track at Jackson was really rough from all the rain," he said. "It had a lot of character. There wasn't much they could do about it. Normally it's pretty slick and smooth.

"You had to race the track more than the other cars. It was a track where the more experienced drivers did better. You couldn't hit the ruts sideways or you'd get in the air. You had to go up to the wall and then drive down across them."

Next up for Skinner is the Living Legends event at Riverside International Speedway this Saturday. Skinner will race his uncle's 305 sprint car as well as his own 360 machine.

"For the first time in my career I get to drive a sprint car owned by my uncle, Ray Bugg," he said. "Ray raced for about 60 years and is the reason I got into racing. My dad helped him when I was a little boy and I just grew up around it because of him. I'm truly honored to drive his car."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 4 (9).

May 1 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

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"Jeff and Stacy Casper of B&D Towing are super people," Skinner said. "I've known Stacy from school and I later met Jeff through work. They own one of the major towing companies in the Memphis area. I really appreciate their support."

Skinner would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing and Recovery, DHR Suspensions, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Bell Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, KDN Promotions, Deatherage Opticians, Custom Heat & Ar, Hedger Brothers Concrete, Quality Flooring and Cleaning and Commercial Equipment Co. for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Preparing for Third Straight Week at Knoxville and Season Opener at Huset's This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 4, 2021) - Jack Dover is planning on being a regular at Huset's Speedway this season.

Dover will pilot a sprint car owned by Rick and Chris Bowers at the high-banked oval in Brandon, S.D., this Sunday during the track's season opener.

"They want to race there regularly and see if we have a chance to run in the top five in points," Dover said. "We'll get a month into it and see. I think we'll at least be at 80 percent of the races at Huset's Speedway and 80 percent of the races at Jackson Motorplex (in Jackson, Minn.).

"On Sunday we're hoping to finish the night. It's the first night on a brand new motor and in a different car. They got a new trailer over the winter and have been working on that. We'll have to work together and make it through the first night smoothly."

Dover will also race his 360ci winged sprint car on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where he has competed the last two weeks. He timed in 17th quickest, placed second in a heat race and finished 12 th in the feature last Saturday at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World.'

"I missed the line two times and my car was stuck on the right rear in qualifying," he said. "We were trying stuff and maybe went too far. In the heat race we switched gears and put too much in. The gear we put in was for the bottom. The better lane was up top and I had too much gear to run up there.

"Come feature-time we rode around and got a couple of spots. We ran the bottom about half the race and the top half the race. I was trying different stuff. We want to do well, but at the same time we want to learn."

This Saturday gives Dover another opportunity to grow at one of the only sprint car tracks in the Midwest where he's still seeking his first trip to Victory Lane.

"We're going in with something completely different with bars and some other stuff," he said. "In my head it should work. We're trying to get comfortable again like we were a couple of years ago when we were regularly in the top five there."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 12 (15).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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"We became friends with The Briley Family of West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns seven or eight years ago," Dover said. "They are a great family who run a great business and we're happy to have them on board."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, Husker Diesel, Thorpe's Body Shop, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Speedway Graphics, Speedway Engines, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

SawBlade.com's Bogucki Stymied by Late Misfortune in Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (May 4, 2021) - Scott Bogucki is hopeful all of the recent misfortune is out of the way as he heads to Michigan this weekend.

The SawBlade.com sponsored sprint car driver ran into bad luck last Saturday for the second straight week. Bogucki was running second when a flat tire late in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race relegated him to a 16th-place finish during the final night of the Rite Way Sealing & Paving Inc. Battle of the Groves hosted by Selinsgrove Speedway.

"Heartbreak," he said. "I had second in the bag. I have no words for the disappointment. I was running third to Steve Buckwalter and Tim Shaffer, who are two badasses out here. Tim broke so I moved into second. I got into the fence once and Steve really got away from me. In the company we were in and where we are at, a place I'd only been to once before, I was really pleased with our speed."

Bogucki, who was the high-point driver following a run from seventh to second place in a heat race, battled for spot on the podium throughout the race before the late incident.

It was the lone race of the weekend as Friday's show at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., was canceled because of extreme wind.

Next up is a trip to I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa this Friday and Saturday. It marks Bogucki's first trip back to the track since he finished eighth and 12th, respectively, during his debut in 2019.

"It's big and it's fast," he said. "We have the package for big tracks. I thought I was hungry before, but after last Saturday that's two that have got away. We're aiming for a strong weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 1 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Heat race: 2 (7); Feature: 16 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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"Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive," Bogucki said. "They have stuck with me as we've continued to build our race team and develop into a consistent contender. I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Bryant Paver Motorsports, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, TJ Forged, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Racing Suspension, Maxim Chassis, Kaeding Performance and Howard Law for their support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Wins Bill Brownell Memorial From 10th

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (May 4, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi nearly swept a two-day event at Silver Dollar Speedway, where 61 drivers converged last weekend for the Spring Nationals.

Scelzi charged from 10th to win the Bill Brownell Memorial on Friday before he hustled from 15th to second on Saturday during the David Tarter Memorial with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

"It was almost perfect," he said. "I think we're showing how strong of a race team we are right now."

Scelzi qualified second quickest in his group to open the action on Friday. A heat race win earned a spot into the feature redraw and Scelzi pulled the No. 10 to line up on the outside of the fifth row for the 25-lap A Main.

"We drove up through there and were able to pass (D.J.) Netto on Lap 23," he said. "When we went to Watsonville a couple of weeks ago we weren't very good. The next weekend we went there we started 10th and ran fifth, but we were extremely good. That gave us a lot of momentum and confidence going into Chico feeling like we had run good on a short track and we had the speed we needed.

"You had 61 cars there and pretty much anyone in California who is a hitter was there. We were able to go from 10th to the lead in 25 laps, which was huge. I worked the top, worked the bottom. I was able to slide guys and keep momentum. We were really strong in traffic as well. We had good restarts and were good in open air and good in dirty air. It was a great night."

Scelzi nearly duplicated the success on Saturday when he again qualified second quickest in his group. This time a second-place finish in a heat race locked him into the 15th starting position for the main event.

"The track was really, really greasy on the bottom in the heat race," he said. "We lost the start and ran second. Then in the feature we went from 15th to the lead in about 15 laps. Once we got the lead we really went unchallenged. We had a good restart with about four laps to go. Then we had a restart with three laps to go and again didn't have anybody contend with us. Finally we had another yellow that came out coming to the white flag. The guy in second guessed when I was going and he guessed correctly on the restart. He slid me in turns one and two. I was all over him, but wasn't able to clear him so we ran second. It was a pretty frustrating deal. It took some wind out of my sails, but all in all to go from 15th to the lead made me feel really good. He laid it all out there, got a good restart and we lost. I don't think it was anything we did wrong. That's just a part of racing."

Scelzi's second-place result marked his 11th top five of the season.

Next up the team plans on racing this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 30 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (10).

May 1 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 2 (15).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 5 wins, 11 top fives, 15 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., has been a partner of ours since the first year we began racing sprint cars," Scelzi said. "They supply a lot of product for our family business as well. We've been fortunate to work with them for more than a decade."

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

 

 

Wilson Joining World of Outlaws This Weekend at Eldora Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FRANKLIN, Pa. (May 4, 2021) - This weekend will serve as a barometer for Greg Wilson, who is looking to gauge how far his racing program has come this year and where it needs to continue to grow.

The Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics sponsored team will race on Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during #LetsRaceTwo with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"I know what works at Eldora," Wilson said. "If I go there and it still doesn't work then we need to be looking for something else. I notoriously struggle with qualifying everywhere and about 50 percent of the time we actually time in well there. I put the normal setup we run at Eldora on the car and we're going to find out. We're putting our best motor in and we have tires for the weekend. We're going down there to gauge ourselves if we are getting better."

Wilson raced with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions last weekend and qualifying hampered the team during races on Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, and on Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park.

"It was frustrating for sure, but it's a learning deal," he said. "You gauge yourself off your competition. I questioned if we were a lot better or a little better. When you have tough competition you're going to learn the answer quickly. We're back in the shop working hard to get better."

Wilson ended each night by narrowly missing a transfer into the main event, finishing only one spot out on Saturday and two spots shy on Sunday.

"It was frustrating, especially Saturday because I felt like we gave a situation that we're good at away," he said. "When we left Sharon I thought if I had one more crack at it we'd be all right. The car was pretty good, but we just didn't have speed. It wasn't a lost weekend though. We were so close to being good enough to get in the main event and if I get 30 laps I'm going to pass some cars."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 1 - Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 5 (4).

May 2 - Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pa. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 6 (9).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for #LetsRaceTwo with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

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"We're grateful for the partnership of Lubbock Wrecker Service, which has been a long-time supporter of racing," Wilson said. "The team at Lubbock Wrecker Service has been tremendous and we're looking forward to a successful season together."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder and Benson Marketing for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Looking Forward to Eldora Speedway Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Mo. (May 4, 2021) - Jason Sides is heading to a familiar high-banked oval this weekend when Eldora Speedway hosts the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The track near Rossburg, Ohio, features the #LetsRaceTwo event on Friday and Saturday, marking the first World of Outlaws races there since September 2019.

"We didn't get to race there last year because of the pandemic," Sides said. "When you get back to somewhere you're familiar with you know what to expect. You know how to set the car up and what to do. It makes things a little more simple. A nice goal would be top 10 both nights this weekend."

Sides highlighted the first World of Outlaws tripleheader of the season last weekend with a 15th-place result at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Thursday. He qualified 20th quickest and advanced from seventh to sixth place in a heat race before gaining a pair of positions in the A Main.

"Everything happens so fast there," he said. "We made it through the heat race even though I hit the wall a few times trying to get by a guy on the outside. In the feature I made a decision to not get tore up. There were some holes in the track. If you ran the top it'd pitch the front end around and potentially put you in the wall. I stayed down low and made whatever progress I could on the bottom."

Sides then ventured to I-70 Motorsports Park for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown, which began on Friday. He qualified 12th quickest, placed fifth in a heat race and ended 18th in the main event.

"The track was fast," he said. "It was their first race and really the first time they got on the track with water trucks. They got it a little bit wet the first night so it was narrow. It's so fast that it was hard to pass. I think it was a little easier for the guys ripping around the top to get by than some on the bottom.

"The track had a few rocks in it. One hit the left front brake line and all the fluid leaked out so I didn't have much brakes. They started fading toward the end because there wasn't any fluid in it. We probably use brakes more than people think on the big, fast tracks. You run it wide open, but instead of lifting to turn in you use your brakes to do that. When you go to the floor on the brake pedal it pushes up and then you have to lift and end up pushing out of the lane, too."

Mechanical woes ended the night early on Saturday as Sides was running in a transfer position in the Last Chance Showdown.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 29 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 15 (17).

April 30 - I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 18 (15).

May 1 - I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: DNF (3).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 7 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for #LetsRaceTwo with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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"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., BR Motorsports, East Coast Logistics, VRP Shocks, R.E. Enterprises, King Racing Products, Jim Schuhknecht, TORA TORA, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Enjoy Successful Weekend in the Midwest

Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Mo. (May 4, 2021) - David Gravel earned a pair of podiums, a new track record and a Hard Charger Award last weekend during the first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tripleheader of the season.

The Big Game Motorsports driver captured third-place finishes on Thursday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and on Friday at I-70 Motorsports Park before hustling from 19th to ninth on Saturday during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown finale at I-70 Motorsports Park.

The weekend began last Thursday at Jacksonville Speedway, where Gravel qualified second quickest before he won a heat race. He gained a position to finish third in the dash to start the A Main on the inside of the second row.

"It went smooth," he said. "I was able to qualify good and put ourselves in the front of a heat race. We won that and we ran third in the dash, which was good. We were pretty good in the middle of the feature and leveled off at the end. We played survival mode. A lot of stuff was happening and we were able to clear those incidents. If a couple of things went another way we could have challenged for the win.

"I felt decent down on the bottom. If I hit my marks down there I felt just as fast. I hit those holes (in the higher groove) three or four times in a row. I felt like I was beating my head in the wall running a line I wasn't any faster in and risking crashing. I committed to the bottom and let those guys go crazy up there. If I hit it right and they messed up I knew I could have passed them."

The speed continued on Friday when Gravel made his debut at I-70 Motorsports Park, which has been revamped since the last World of Outlaws race there in 1986. Gravel was stout from the start as he established a new track record in qualifying.

"It started off really good," he said. "We drew an early pill and there was some grip in the track. Our motors are running strong. We put a good lap down and were able to set quick time. It was a good night all around."

Gravel finished second in a heat race before winning the dash to earn the pole position for the A Main.

"(Brock) Zearfoss got the jump on the start of the A Main," he said. "I was able to get him on a restart and led a good chunk of the race. In traffic I felt good everywhere, but I had to go high because of lapped cars. One slipped up and Brad (Sweet) was able to clear him and clear us on the bottom. I had something left in the tank, but the caution came out while we were in traffic, which was a bummer. On the restarts we were struggling with the air pressure getting low and the car wasn't the same after that caution."

Gravel salvaged a third-place result, which was his 11th top five of the year.

The event concluded on Saturday. Gravel qualified 10th quickest and advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race when a mechanical failure resulted in a DNF. That relegated Gravel to the Last Chance Showdown, which he won to transfer into the 19th starting spot in the main event.

"I thought we had a great car and it showed in the heat race, but something came up and hit something in the engine," he said. "It drained the oil out of the engine and hurt it. That was a bummer.

"We started 19th and had a really good race car. I think if things went our way we could have been around fifth or sixth. The competition is so stiff. I passed Donny (Schatz) and (Kyle) Larson, who then slid in front of me and slowed down. Donny got back by. It's hard to pass those guys two times. But to rebound and finish in the top 10 was good."

Gravel ended with a ninth-place result.

The team returns to action this Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for #LetsRaceTwo with the World of Outlaws.

"Eldora is a place I'm excited to go to," Gravel said. "I've been pretty good at qualifying there and it seems I can run up front. I've won three or four races there and I feel I'm typically in the hunt every time I go there."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 29 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 3 (3).

April 30 - I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (1).

May 1 - I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 9 (19).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 3 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for #LetsRaceTwo with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

THE SHOWDOWN -

THE SHOWDOWN is one of the biggest weeks of racing for winged sprint car drivers. The action begins on June 20 with a $6,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

TICKET LINK -

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


 

Mechanical woes stall top-five run
for Pokorski Motorsports in PDTR opener

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 4, 2021 – One week after competing in weather more appropriate for snowmobiles that Sprint Cars, the Wisconsin weather turned on a dime as Paul Pokorski and the Pokorski Motorsports team headed to Plymouth Wis. to compete in the 2021 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing season opener with temperatures hovering in the mid-80s Saturday, May 1 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds.

On a warm and windy evening, Pokorski was among a stout field of 31 PDTR 360 Sprint Car competitors signing in for the initial program of the 2021 PDTR campaign and third event of the young Midwest Sprint Car Association season.

The 2014 MSA Masters Series champion drew the second starting spot in the second PDTR 360 Sprint Car heat race and wasted little time in powering around polesitter Blake Wondra with an outside move in turn one on lap three to take the lead.

However, six laps later, Travis Arenz ducked under Pokorski to assume the lead. Arenz went on to post the victory in the 10-lap race, while Pokorski earned a runner-up finish to qualify solidly for the evening’s main event.

“The car was pretty good,” Pokorski said. “I made some set up changes to our starting point and the car got a little too tight to start. We were pretty good for the heat race, but we cut the sidewall off the right rear with about three to go and the car got tight over the last few laps as it lost air pressure.”

After the invert based on heat race passing points totals, Pokorski started the 25-lap A main from the third spot.

Pokorski held the third position in the early going until Arenz pulled off a slide job to take the third spot on lap 7. Following a caution flag on lap 8 for a spin involving Blake Wondra, Brandon McMullen worked past Pokorski on lap 10 as the 29-year open-wheel racing veteran settled into the fifth spot along the cushion of the dry slick racing surface.

Pokorski hopes for top-five run were dashed on lap 15 when he slowed and pulled into the infield of the third-mile clay oval when the motor began to misfire.

The three-time Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Winged Super Modified champion was credited with a 22nd place finish in a race won by Ben Schmidt.

“The car was really pretty good in the feature,” Pokorski said. “Early on, I was over driving the entry to turn one. Once I fixed that, I felt we were a solid top-five car. Then the engine started missing, just like it did at Beaver Dam Raceway a couple of weeks ago. The first time we thought it was a fuel issue, but now we suspect it was the magneto both times. After the race, we changed the magneto and we hope we've solved the problem.”

The Pokorski Motorsports team is set to compete in the first Midwest Sprint Car Association doubleheader of the 2021 season with Paul Pokorski behind the wheel of the familiar blue No. 4 machine on Friday, May 7 at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., along with the Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car Series and Legends.

Pits will be open all day at Beaver Dam Raceway before being cleared at 3:15 p.m. when pit passes will be sold. Spectator gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with racing starting at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, May 8, the team will return to The Plymouth Dirt Track .at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. with Alex Pokorski making his 2021 season debut in the seat of the Pokorski Motorsports No. 4 machine and Paul Pokorski tentatively slated to make his first start in Spyder Akright’s No. 53A car.

Pit gates at Plymouth open at 2 p.m., the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. with hot laps at 4:30 p.m. and racing starting at 5 p.m.

“I’m looking forward to Friday night when I'll be in the car at Beaver Dam Raceway,” Paul Pokorski said. “On Saturday at Plymouth, Alex will be done with college finals and he will take his first shot at racing the car this year. I may be in Spyder Akright's car on Saturday night at Plymouth, but that depends on how the weekend flows.”

Sponsors and supporters for the 2021 Pokorski Motorsports team are Petersen Septic Systems, Quest Engineering Inc., Goeden Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Hopf Farms, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Petersen Septic Systems

Pokorski Motorsports is pleased to have Petersen Septic Systems step into the role of primary sponsor for the 2021 racing season.

Since opening its doors in Valders, Wis. in 2012, Petersen Septic Systems LLC has provided premier septic tank service and the most reliable septic system installation and repair in Manitowoc and Two Rivers and the surrounding Lakeshore area.

“We offer our services to industrial, institutional, residential, new construction, commercial and municipal accounts,” Petersen Septic Systems Owner David Petersen said. “Customer service is our utmost priority. We do every job as it was in our own homes. Our experience is second to none in the area. Prior to opening the business, I worked for Tuschl Septic Systems from 2004 until owner Chuck Tuschl retired.”

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

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

Petersen Septic Systems is located at 7334 Nagel Road in Valders, Wis. For more information, call 920-323-2640, email petersenseptic@gmail.com or visit www.petersensepticsystems.com.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.
For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.
2021 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 3
MSA events – 3
IRA events - 0
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Heat Race Victories – 0

2021 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Friday, May 7 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, May 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, May 15 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, May 22 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, May 23 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.


 

Bill Balog Scores a Pair of Top Five Finishes with the All Star Circuit of Champions

Hartland, Wisconsin (May 3rd, 2021) – Despite kicking off the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 weekend with a rain annulled Pennsylvania/Ohio tripleheader at Lernerville Speedway on Friday Night, Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports put together a solid weekend of racing. The team won both heat races and qualified for the dash on back-to-back nights on the way to scoring a pair of top five A-Main finishes at Sharon Speedway and Tri-City Raceway Park May 1st and 2nd.

In the team’s first appearance at both tracks, the Anderson’s Maple Syrup #17B won both heat races from the outside front row starting position while securing sixth place starting positions in both A-Mains. The North Pole Nightmare moved up to 5th in the 30 lap, $6,000 to win feature at Sharon Speedway and 4th in the treacherous 25 lap Tri-City Raceway Park finale, scoring his best finish of the young 2021 All Star Circuit of Champions season.

“Qualifying for the A-Main during our first night at Sharon Speedway is not easy, transferring through the dash was a great start for the team. We had a ton of fun tonight. You could rip the lip in qualifying and be very racey staying smooth on the slick track all the way through the A-Main,” said Bill Balog, driver of the Howard Law #17B.

The tracks were very different on back-to-back nights, racing a dry and slick racing surface on Saturday night to a rough and heavy Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday, throwing a variety of challenges and the drivers and teams over the weekend of 410 sprint car racing.

“We caused some damage to the nose of the car in the dash at Tri-City and running hard in the main you could really use the car up, we were just surviving," Balog said after a demanding 25 lap A-Main.

“The team has tried some things I wouldn’t have tried on my own and we’re onto something with an unconventional torsion bar package. I have to thank the crew of Dennis Gregg, Joe Taylor, Big Matt Miller, Austen Semmelmann and Jason Sosnoski for their help this weekend and the whole team and all marketing partners that help make this thing happen. We’re looking to build on this for the rest of the season” said Bill Balog, driver of the Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup, CK Contractors LLC, Buesser Concrete, Wisecup Siding, Howard Law and Wayne Corini CPA #17B.

Upcoming Racing Schedule:
During an off weekend for the All Star Circuit of Champions, B Squared Motorsports will make the trip to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA to compete in the May 8th Busch Light Night of weekly championship series 410 racing at the historic “zook clay” semi-banked half mile dirt oval. Catch all the action live from the famed Spring Car Capital of the World on DIRTVision.

Bill Balog and the team will then rejoin the All Star Circuit of Champions competition on May 14th with two consecutive nights for the $8,500 to win Mace Thomas Classic at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, MI before battling with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) for the $8,000 to win purse at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, IL.

For those who cannot witness the All Star Circuit of Champions live and in person, FloRacing.com, the official media partner and broadcast provider of the All Stars, has you covered. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit FloRacing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber.

Sponsors:
Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup, CK Contractors LLC, Buesser Concrete, Wisecup Siding, Howard Law, Wayne Corini, CPA, Lein Acres, Rocky Rococo's Pizza, Forest Brook Farms LLC/Forest Brook Trucking LLC, Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee, Utica Bar, Mr. Jim's Racing, Sam I Am, DSG, Turn It Up Media, M3 Custom Creations, All Star Performance, Behling Racing Equipment, HRP, FK Rod Ends, Outerwears Inc., Dirty Slide Jobs, Midland Performance Inc., K1 Race Gear, XYZ Machining, BLZ

Social Media:
For up-to date information please follow Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Website: http://www.billbalog.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BSquaredMotorsports
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bsqdmotorsports
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/b_squaredmotorsports/

Merchandise:
Those seeking the latest merchandise should visit http://www.billbalog.com/shopping/

Press Release:
Chad Melis
Turn It Up Media
www.turnitup.marketing

About Bill Balog
Hometown North Pole, AK
Nickname The North Pole Nightmare
Racing Since 2000
Children Dylan & Cole

Bill grew up in North Pole, AK racing dirt bikes and snowmobiles. It was apparent from a young age he had a need for speed. His sprint car career started later than most, getting into his first car at age 20. Bill quickly fell in love with the sport and moved down to Washington to pursue his passion further. Bill would eventually end up in Wisconsin where he joined the IRA Sprint car series and has become the winningest feature winner to date.

Career Highlights
10 Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series Championships
2016 - World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Win, Beaver Dam Raceway
2015 - National Sprint League, 4th place season championship
2015 - National Sprint League, two victories

About B2 Motorsports
B Squared Motorsports is the combined efforts of driver Bill Balog and Ryan Buesser to form a team to compete at the highest level of winged sprint car racing. In 2015, Hans Lein joined the duo to further expand the capabilities of the #17b racing program.

Bill Balog “The North Pole Nightmare”, hailing from North Pole, Alaska, and B Squared Motorsports have dominated the 410 Bumper to Bumper IRA sprint car series with 10 championships (2008-2014, 2016-2017, 19-20) since being named rookie of the year in 2005. Balog is a 127-time IRA main event winner, which is the most all-time. In comparison, Joe Roe is second on the all-time list with 61. In 2016, Bill bested the World of Outlaws and scored his first series victory at the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway.

The championship winning team, based out of Hartland, WI, partnered with Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup to compete full time with Tony Stewart’s FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for the 2021 season.

 

KC Raceway to Host Inaugural POWRi Central States Midget Series Event

Belleville, IL. (05/04/2021) The newly formed POWRi Central States Midget Series will hit the ground running with the first race of the series slated for Friday, May 7th at KC Raceway. Independence, Missouri will be rocking when the top midget drivers from the Kansas City area converge to compete at the super-fast on-fifth-mile dirt oval.

POWRi CSMS Details for Friday, May 7th at KC Raceway:
Pit Gates Open – 4:00 PM
General Admission – 5:00 PM
Drivers Registration – 4:00-6:45 PM
Drivers Meeting – 7:00 PM
Hot Laps – 7:30 PM
Racing Action to follow.

Tentative Schedule for the POWRi Central States Midget Series 2021 Season:
Friday, May 7 | KC Raceway
Friday, June 11 | Old 71 Speedway
Saturday, June 12 | Valley Speedway
Saturday, June 26 | Valley Speedway
Friday, July 23 | KC Raceway
Friday, August 6 | Lakeside Speedway | Weld Memorial | Same Show-Up Points/Pay Only
Friday, August 20 | KC Raceway
Saturday, September 4 | I-35 Speedway | Lawson Memorial
Friday, September 24 | KC Raceway
Saturday, September 25 | Valley Speedway | Helm Memorial

The POWRi Central States Midget Series membership forms can be found online at http://www.powri.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=617373. A driver registration fee of $100, which supplies the $100,000 secondary insurance policy, for the season for each participating driver and is a requirement for all participants in the POWRi Racing League.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

POWRi LOS Super Sprints and Ozark Sprints Set to Start Weekly Racing at The Lake

Belleville, IL. (05/04/2021) Previously competing as the support class for The World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in the highly anticipated Third Annual Jason Johnson Classic on Saturday, March 27th, the POWRi LOS Super Sprints will return to Eldon Missouri on Saturday, May 8th with outstanding side-by-side 305 Sprinting action all over the three-eighths oval.

The last race would witness Lincoln, Nebraska wheelman Monty Ferriera grab the victory over Holts Summit, Missouri’s James Kinder in a hard-fought feature battle. Will Kinder find the speed needed to run down a quick Ferriera, or perhaps previous season’s champion Jack Potter will make the repairs needed after his mechanical issues to revisit the Lake Ozark Speedway Winners Circle?

Featuring the great racing action of the POWRi Ozark Winged 360 Sprints, POWRi Super Sprints, USRA B-Modifieds, POWRi Super Stocks, and Pure Stocks all scheduled to compete on Saturday, May 8th for the Lake Ozark Speedway Season Opener.
Saturday, May 8th Lake Ozark Speedway Details:
Pits Open: 1:00 PM
General Admission: 4:00 PM
Drivers Meeting: 6:00 PM
Hot Laps: 6:30 PM
Racing to follow.

Registration at Lake Ozark Speedway remains open and will be free for all classes except for the POWRi Super Stocks since that class will be eligible for both Track and National Points Championships. Drivers must be a member to be eligible for the year-end point fund. POWRi Super Stock drivers can also register on the main POWRi website.

Tickets can be purchased for all Lake Ozark Speedway events online at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?store=17186. For more information on Lake Ozark Speedway such as points, driver profiles, and track data visit www.lakeozarkspeedway.net or @LakeOzarkSpeedway on major social media platforms.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Westbrook Works To Sixth At Selinsgrove Speedway
Bryan Hulbert

Bryan Hulbert – SELINSGROVE, Penn. (May 3, 2021) Grabbing his fifth top-ten finish of the season, Dylan Westbrook fought his way to a sixth-place finish with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Only a few laps under his belt at the massive half-mile, Westbrook was pleased right out the gate with the team’s improvements, “Last time I was there, we got the Heats in, and then it rained out, but I was really bad in that Heat Race, so we did something completely different this time, and it worked. The car felt a lot better and got us into the show.”

Working forward from tenth in the Feature, Dylan was pleased with the overall run and a nice rebound from an unfortunate DNF while testing the week before at Knoxville Raceway.

“The way the track is, it’s tough to pass, but we were still fast. We raced with Blake quite a bit but just needed a little more. Still, it was a big improvement over last year.”

Looking ahead to the next outing, the Hills Racing Team No. 47x will be at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. on Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 9. The closest Dylan gets on the tour to home, the track is a familiar one for him, stating he has more laps at the Michigan oval than any other on tour.

“I feel good going into this weekend with the experience I do have there. We have good notes, and if I have questions, I can always call Sam [Hafertepe] and kind of lean on him on what he thinks we should do on the setup. That’s a big help at times.”

Dylan Westbrook is a part of the Canadian-based Hills Racing Team. The 2021 season marks the 17th year of racing for Dylan Westbrook. Starting with Dirt Bikes and Go-Karts at age five, Dylan has been behind the wheel of a Sprint Car for seven years. Four championships as Ohsweken Speedway since 2015, Westbrook made the jump to the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network in 2020, earning the Brodix National Rookie of the Year.

For continued updates on Dylan Westbrook, follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Westbrook47x or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100039470352906.

Season To Date:

Events: 8; Wins: 1; Top-Fives: 3; Top-Tens: 5;

Coming Up:

May 7 – I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Mich.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS
May 8 – I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Mich.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS

Online:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Westbrook47x
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100039470352906
Hills Racing Team: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

Sponsors:

Hills Racing Team, Sovereign Fusion, Original Traders Energy, Styes Tree Service, Cool Chassis, Fisher Racing Engines, Nitro 54 Variety, Glenn Styres Racing, Burford Heating and Cooling, DMI, XYZ Machining, Smith Titanium, KSE, Saldana, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Keizer.

 

 

Blake Hahn Collects Top Five During Pennsylvania Swing Bryan Hulbert

Bryan Hulbert

Bryan Hulbert – SELINSGROVE, Penn. (May 4, 2021) Still able to turn his weekend into a doubleheader affair, Blake Hahn took on Selinsgrove Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network on Saturday before swapping to his 410cid for his debut at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday.

A weekend high finish of fifth at Selinsgrove Speedway, Blake had a top ten finish going at BAPS Motor Speedway before his right rear packed with mud and dropped him to 13th.

“We were good overall, I was pretty bummed about our run at BAPS, but having never been there and to run as well as we were running, I really can’t complain,” stated Hahn.

Improving his finish from his 2018 debut at Selinsgrove, a few small changes compared to their first visit made a big difference.

“From 2018 to now, we had a lot better speed, especially early on, and we were able to translate that to the feature, and it wasn’t that we made big changes; we really were just able to take some of the testing and fine-tuning we’ve been doing and use it. At the end, I felt like we lost a little bit of speed, but we were still keeping pace.”

Swapping powerplants for BAPS Motor Speedway, Hahn was fourth quickest in his group during Qualifying. Second in his Heat, that positioned him seventh in the A-Feature lineup.

“I really felt like we had a possible top-five car, but it was just so hard to see in the pack, especially on the restarts,” explained Blake. “Towards the end, we were running seventh and ended up packing the right rear with mud, but still held on to the end.”

Coming up, the Sage Fruit Co. No. 52 will be at I-96 Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. In the tour’s last visit, Hahn collected a pair of top-five finishes.

Both nights can be seen live on http://www.floracing.com and http://www.racinboys.com.

The 2021 season is Blake Hahn's 19th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.

2021 Season to Date:

Events: 14; Wins -1; Top 5 - 6; Top 10 – 8; Top 20 – 12;

Coming Up:

May 7 – I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Mich.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS May 8 – I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Mich.) w/Lucas Oil ASCS

How To Follow Blake Hahn Online:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Blake-Hahn-Racing-139549836107030/?fref=ts Website: http://www.blakehahnracing.com Instagram: BHAHN52

The Sponsors:

DriveWFX.com, Lucas Oil Products, CSR Garage, Sage Fruit, Co., Speedway Vending, Semi Crazy Truck Wash, JR1, Triple X Race Co., Engler, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Penske Shocks, Maxwell Industries, Best Graphics, Schoenfeld, Rod End Supply, and EFH.


 

 

PASSING IN PENNSYLVANIA: McMahan and CJB Crew Race Near Home
All Stars in action once again for a triple header weekend

CARLISLE, PA. - May 3, 2021 - The CJB Motorsports team was in action with the Flo Racing All Star Circuit pf Champions this past weekend.

Racing action at Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pa. was rained out on Friday, April 30th. The team opened May at Sharon (Ohio) Speedway on Saturday the 1st by timing in 15th, finished 6th in their heat race, 4th in the B feature and charged from 24th to 9th in the A feature. The following night at Tri-Cities Speedway near Franklin, Pa. McMahan timed in 9th, finished 6th in his heat race, won the B feature and went from 21st to 8th in the A feature.

"We passed a lot of cars this weekend," said McMahan, driver of the #23 RE Pierson Construction, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, High Performance Lubricants, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "Certianly need to qualify better but we will get there. We rebounded with a pair of hard charger awards and top-10 finishes. The speed is there. We just need to qualify better."

The team will be back in action this weekend at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Paul McMahan schedule

McMahan 2021 Stats:

Starts: 8
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 1
Top-5's: 3
Top-10's: 7
Heat Race Wins: 1
Dash Wins: 0
Laps Led: 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. Check out FloRacing.com for coverage of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions coverage.

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

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

Partners: R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Hits Up Selinsgrove Speedway This Saturday May 8 For Its First of Two Visits in 2021

(Selinsgrove, Pa) The A-Verdi Storage Containers will roll into Selinsgrove Speedway for its first of two appearances in 2021.

The Patriots recently held their first event of 2021 at Outlaw Speedway on April 17 where it was Davie Franek winning over Jordan Thomas and Jonathan Preston.

Franek will lead a crew of PST competitors into central Pennsylvania this weekend for the tours first of two visits at Selinsgrove in 2021. Franek’s first ever Patriot Sprint Tour win occurred at Selinsgrove Speedway in 2016, he has 11 career wins since then with PST.

The Patriots were only able to have four events in 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic where one of them was held at the Selinsgrove Speedway in June for the Whitcomb Memorial. Blaine Heimbach was the winner over Ryan Smith and Paulie Colagiovanni.

New in 2021 is that the Patriots are making two stops in 2021 with the other event happening in June for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial. This weekend's event will operate under the true Patriot Sprint Tour format which includes passing points, a four-lap scramble dash and top eight redraw. The Joe Whitcomb Memorial will have time trials and an inversion that set the running order for qualifying heats.

Saturday’s race will be the first of four events in the month of May which includes trips to the Woodhull Raceway and a special event out west in Ohio Memorial Day weekend. Details to those events are forthcoming.

Fans as always are encouraged to log onto patritosprinttour.com and connect with our social media channels which includes facebook, twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

CRSA Sprints Kicking Off 2021 at Penn Can; Welcome Returning Sponsors

by: Steven Ovens – May 3rd, 2021 

(SODUS, NY) – Climbing from the shadows of a four-race 2020 schedule, the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprints prepare to embark on an ambitious 16-race 2021 schedule this Friday.

“The future stars of sprint cars” will dance in the state of Pennsylvania and Gary Folk’s three-eighths-mile Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA for the first time in 2021- their 27th race in series history. This event on Friday May 7 will be flanked by two more stops at “The Can” on July 23 and September 25 for the “King of the Can”.

2020 Series Champion Darryl Ruggles often downplays his abbreviated series title last season and plans a full-on assault to come out on top again in a more routine series with double-digit stops. Ruggles’ daughter, Gorham, NY’s Alysha Bay, returns as well after winning the Land of Legends Raceway championship and earning the title of first female track champion in LOLR history dating back to 1953.

Josh Flint is the most recent winner at Penn Can Speedway in CRSA competition after having won last August. Two out of Flint’s three career CRSA Series wins have come at Penn Can and Friday will give the Cherry Valley, NY pilot the chance to make three out of four.

The other driver to win a CRSA Series race in 2020 was Cory Sparks, in what was a battle royal with Ruggles. A race that left fans beside themselves and one that will go down in CRSA history. However, when it comes to Penn Can Sparks will try to improve upon a 15th place effort last July.

There is something special about CRSA Series competition at Penn Can, particularly when it comes to crowning first-time CRSA Series winners. “The Can” has been the host track ten times out of 237 total events where a driver graced victory lane and added their name to the CRSA record books.

CRSA Sprints Welcome Back Series Partners

Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment returns as the 2021 CRSA Series sponsor. Super Gen is a distributor and dealer of Champion Power Equipment in Newark, NY. They offer generators, pressure washers, log splitters, winches and semi-trash pumps as well as a full line of accessories. Find Super Gen Products on eBay, Amazon, their website or locate their Newark, NY headquarters by searching @SuperGenProducts on Facebook.

Midstate Basement Authorities is Central New York’s trusted full-service basement waterproofing and foundation repair contractor. Midstate specializes in basement waterproofing, water control systems, crawl space encapsulation, foundation/structure repair, dehumidification, concrete leveling/lifting, sump pump systems and shotcrete installation. Visit them online at www.midstatebasement.com or by phone at (607) 387-4825.

The Maguire Family of Dealerships offers 13 dealerships conveniently located across Central New York in Ithaca, Trumansburg, Watkins Glen, Syracuse and Baldwinsville. Maguire offers every major make of car and treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. They know their customers have high expectations and embrace the challenge of meeting and exceeding those expectations. Allow Maguire to demonstrate their commitment to excellence by visiting www.maguirecars.com.

CNY Farm Supply is Central New York’s source for tractors, agricultural equipment, lawn and garden equipment, ATVs, side-by-sides and trailers. The CNY team in Cortland, NY is dedicated to delivering high-quality sales, parts and service. Contact CNY Farm Supply today to bring home a New Holland, Ferris, Honda Power Sports, Kawasaki, Toro, Stihl, Husqvarna or a PJ Trailer!

A-Verdi Storage Containers is a proud partner with the CRSA Sprint Cars and their products are visible to race fans all over the Northeast! With a combination of local products & people, A-Verdi Storage Containers can provide you with temporary storage or office space tailored specially for you. Whether short term or long term, they will make sure you have the right layout to get the job done. Visit them online at www.averdi.com or on Facebook @averdistorage

Powdertech Powdercoating opened in 1994. Offering powder coating for commercial, industrial, auto, race car, home improvement, motorcycle, snow mobiles and more. Powdertech’s motto is “if it’s worth keeping, it’s worth coating!” Visit them online at www.powdertechinc.com or on Facebook by searching @powdertech.powdercoating

Hoosier Racing Tire is the official tire of the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprints in 2021. Hoosier Racing Tire is the largest manufacturer of racing tires in the world. Want to see why the CRSA Sprints choose Hoosier? Just wait for these drivers to light up the night skies on their Hoosier Racing Tires! Locally sold to sprint car drivers everywhere by Mike Emhof Motorsports!

Mike Emhof Motorsports has everything you need to get your sprint car to the racetrack. When you choose Mike Emhof Motorsports, you are choosing a solid reputation in quality products. They represent dozens of product manufacturers with line card offerings of thousands of products. MEM is trackside at open wheel racing events throughout the Northeast on a weekly basis. They’re also centrally located in Sodus, NY and available on the web at www.mikeemhof.com.

The CRSA 305 Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products with their Champion Power Equipment located in Newark, NY. Associate sponsors for the 2021 CRSA 305 Sprints include Midstate Basement Authorities, CNY Farm Supply, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Eagle Enterprises, LLC, Hoosier Racing Tires and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

For more information on the series, results, points and 2021 schedule please visit our website www.crsa.myracepass.com

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

 

 

Seven Inside Line Promotions Clients Capture Wins in April

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (May 3, 2021) - More than a half dozen Inside Line Promotions clients were victorious in the month of April to push the Team ILP season win total beyond 25.

Frank Flud posted micro sprint wins at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on April 2, April 3 and last Friday to increase his victory total to nine this year.

Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel swept the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown on April 23 and April 25 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., where the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returned after nearly a 20-year absence.

Tyler Thompson recorded limited sprints triumphs at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on April 3 and April 17.

Channin Tankersley posted his second Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series win of the year on April 3 at 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas.

Joey Amantea earned his first career micro sprint win at Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on April 16.

Jack Dover captured his season-opening sprint car race on April 2 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

Dominic Scelzi was the final winner of the month, earning a triumph at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., last Friday.

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

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2021 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Frank Flud - 9 (Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on March 7 [two wins]; Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on March 20 [two wins], April 2, April 3 and April 30; and I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Okla., on March 27 [two wins]); Dominic Scelzi - 5 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 5; Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on March 13; Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on March 26 and March 27; and Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on April 30); David Gravel - 3 (The Rev in Monroe, La., on March 13 and Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., on April 23 and April 25); Channin Tankersley - 2 (Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, on March 12 and 82 Speedway in Petty, Texas, on April 3); Tyler Thompson - 2 (Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., on April 3 and April 17); Joey Amantea - 1 (Linda's Speedway in Jonestown, Pa., on April 16); Seth Bergman - 1 (Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., on March 13); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 27); Jack Dover - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 2); Chase Johnson - 1 (Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 27); Alan Krimes - 1 (Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on March 20); Jordon Mallett - 1 (Deep South Speedway in Loxley, Ala., on March 20); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 13).

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RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Showcasing Live Video Streams from Michigan, Missouri and Louisiana This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 3, 2021) - The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is bringing races from three states to air with a live video stream this weekend.

RacinBoys All Access subscribers get to watch the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Great Lakes Super Sprints doubleheader at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., on Friday and Saturday.

Saturday will also feature the USAC Midwest Wingless Association tackling the 7th annual Roy Cooley Memorial at Nevada Speedway in Nevada, Mo., as well as the ASCS Mid-South Region and ASCS Lone Star Region co-sanctioned show at Revolution Park in Monroe, La.

Each video stream will showcase hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews.

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

The ASCS National Tour last visited I-96 Speedway in May 2019 when Sam Hafertepe Jr. swept a doubleheader that featured 41 drivers in the opening round and 30 during the finale.

J.J. Hickle leads Blake Hahn by 10 points and Matt Covington by 12 points in the championship standings entering this weekend.

Saturday is the USAC Midwest Wingless Association season opener after the initial race of the season was rained out.

Dustin Gates has an eight-point advantage over Kyle Amerson in the ASCS Mid-South Region standings as 16 drivers are separated by only 52 points. Hickle is the points leader of the ASCS Lone Star Region as the top 15 drivers are within 100 points.

Also of note, a fourth state will be represented this weekend as RacinBoys members can listen to free, live audio of the United Rebel Sprint Series show at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on Saturday.

Racing fans should also stay tuned as RacinBoys is working on being available via several streaming options this spring. Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Android TV will all offer a RacinBoys app in the coming months.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Huset's Speedway Starts Busy 2021 Season on Sunday With Rosenbauer America Night

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 3, 2021) - Anticipation is brimming at Huset's Speedway as the high-banked dirt oval hosts Rosenbauer America Night during the Mother's Day Opener this Sunday.

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, late model street stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series are the featured divisions in the opening round of the first full season at Huset's Speedway in several years.

Tod Quiring purchased the track last year and his staff put together a trio of events to wrap up 2020. This year the schedule includes 24 nights of racing, including five during the month of May.

"We were able to produce a successful return to racing for Huset's Speedway last year and we are looking forward to an enjoyable 2021 season for the fans, teams and sponsors," general manager Doug Johnson said. "Our team has put in a lot of long hours to prepare for this season so we're excited to finally get it underway this weekend."

Sunday marks the first of 18 nights of 410ci winged sprint cars at Huset's Speedway this year. Late model street stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series will also both be on the racing program during a majority of the season.

It all begins on Sunday when the pits open at 3 p.m. with the main gates opening at 4 p.m. Racing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students ages 12-years-old to 18-years old. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free. Additionally, fans can upgrade tickets to the Turn One Suite for just $20.

The first 200 mothers through the main gate will receive a free carnation.

For those unable to attend, DIRTVision will showcase a live video stream.

Additionally, there will be a test and tune this Wednesday. The pits open at 5 p.m. and testing begins at 7 p.m. Pit passes are $25 a piece and the grandstands won't be open to the public.

UP NEXT -

Sunday for the Mother's Day Opener and Rosenbauer America Night featuring the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, late model street stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

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HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

 

 

Gregory Ready to Rumble at Revolution Park Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (May 3, 2021) - Paxton Gregory is planning to head to Louisiana this weekend for an ASCS regional showdown.

The No. 3 Paxton Gregory Racing 360ci sprint car will compete on Saturday at Revolution Park Speedway in Monroe, where Gregory is aiming to earn his first top five of the year after he pocketed his first top 10 last weekend.

Gregory has competed a couple of times in the last few weeks with his most recent race occurring last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway. He finished where he started in both a heat race - third - and the A Main - ninth. It marked his best result of the season.

He also raced on April 17 at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., where Gregory was relegated to a 13th-place finish because of a brake failure. Before the brakes went out 10 laps into the feature, Gregory noted the rain that had plagued the area all week created a totally different track characteristic than what it normally is like.

"Passing was at a premium as the track was rough and hard to maneuver around other cars," he said. "We had a good draw in our heat race and won after starting on the outside of the front row. That put us in the feature redraw and we started the main event fifth, but it was short-lived since we battled the brake problem."

Gregory now turns his attention to the track known as "The Rev" and said he likes his chances during the event that is co-sanctioned by the ASCS Mid-South Region and ASCS Lone Star Region.

Gregory made an appearance there late last season. He started 15 th and clawed his way to finish sixth at the 3/8-mile dirt oval. The 21-year-old said he has a lot of confidence going into a track where he has had success at in the past.

"I'm looking forward to going in there this weekend and having a good run," he said. "I know we're capable of having a good run there and starting some momentum. If I can keep the car in one piece, I have a car underneath me that is capable of a podium finish if not a win."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 13 (5).

May 1 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 9 (9).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Revolution Park Speedway in Monroe, La., with the ASCS Mid-South Region and ASCS Lone Star Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Paxton-Gregory-Racing-294271037954701

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gatewood Powersports

Gatewood Powersports is a dealership serving the Caruthersville, Mo., area, specializing in lawn mowers to golf carts and everything in between. For more information, visit https://www.gatewoodpowersports.net/ .

"Gatewood Powersports has great customer service," Gregory said. "They are hardworking folks and they're always there when you need them."

Gregory would also like to thank Barnes Tire, AG Designs, Allan Law Firm, DHR Suspension, Pro-lite Penske shocks, Napa Pillow Clinic, Huggins Cams, Pafford EMS, Engler Injection, Axcel Sports, FK Rod Ends, JR1 Chassis, Hooker Harness, MPI, Hoosier Tires and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Shows Speed During Return to Selinsgrove Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (May 3, 2021) - Alex Hill displayed a fast race car on Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's return to Pennsylvania.

"Our results didn't show it, but I thought we had a pretty good night," she said. "We had poor starts in our heat and the feature due to things beyond our control. We were able to move forward after that."

Hill's pill draw placed her in the third starting position in a heat race.

"I started behind the polesitter and he didn't have a good start, which meant I didn't have a good one either," she said. "That forced me to drop back to about sixth or seventh. I was able to pass some cars and made it up to fourth when I almost smacked the wall. I checked up and my teammate, Dylan (Westbrook), got by me on the last lap and I finished fifth."

Hill started third in her B Main with the top three finishers advancing to the A Main.

"We had another poor start in the B Main," she said. "A car came down and chopped me and I had to check up, which let another car past me. Then I ran fourth for most of the race and caught the third-place car. He broke and brought out the caution. I was in third on the restart, but J.J. Hickle slid under me and passed me going into the first turn. I should have entered the turn low instead of high, which is where I had run most of the race."

A fourth-place result in the consolation race narrowly missed a transfer into the feature.

"We used a provisional to start at the back of the A Main, but it was dusty and difficult to see so I just hung back and pulled in soon after the race started," she said. "It wasn't worth the risk to race in those conditions."

Last Friday's scheduled race at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., was canceled because of extremely windy conditions.

Hill will move on to compete in an ASCS National Tour doubleheader this weekend at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich.

"I raced at I-96 once before and remember enjoying it," she said. "It's another track that's somewhat close to our home so it's nice to be in our area, even though it's difficult for people to cross the border to come see us. It's also nice to race the same track two nights in a row."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 1 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 4 (3); Feature: DNF (23).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and the Great Lakes Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fisher Racing Engines

Fisher Racing Engines is a long-time noted builder and supplier of racing engines, particularly for some of the top sprint car teams in the country. Fisher Racing Engines is located in Plain City, Ohio. Visit Fisher Racing Engines on Facebook or call (614) 873-7062 for more information.

"Fisher engines are fast," Hill said. "We like their power and reliability. They're the only engines we and our teammate, Sam, run now. Charlie and his son are great people."

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

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Advances to Eighth-Place Finish at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 3, 2021) - Kaleb Johnson showed improvement throughout the night en route to a top-10 result in the 360ci sprint car A Main on Saturday evening at Knoxville Raceway.

"Our night went all right," he said. "We just needed to qualify better. I was hoping there would be at least one caution in the feature, but that never happened. But our night ended on a decent note."

Johnson timed with the final trio of cars in qualifying for the second consecutive week.

"I think the track faded a little bit from the first group, but it wasn't too bad," he said. "I wasn't thrilled about being 13th quickest (out of 24 cars). But I was on the track at the same time as Jamie Ball and Matt Moro. We all had about the same lap times, so I didn't feel quite so bad since they have so much experience there and usually qualify well."

The six-car inversion for the heat race placed Johnson on the outside of the front row.

"I got a pretty good start and took the lead going into turn one and held it for the rest of the race," he said. "It makes a big difference when you're in front and have clean air."

Johnson rolled off in the 11th starting position for the 24-car main event.

"I couldn't do much the first few laps," he said. "I had cars all around me and had to wait a bit before I had room to start passing some. I think I dropped back a bit to around 13th. Then I got to rolling the top pretty well and started moving forward. I got to ninth behind Gunner Ramey, but I didn't stay in the gas enough going into turn one and bounced it off the wall letting Jamie underneath me. I gathered it up and eventually got past Ramey and then I was able to sneak by Calvin Landis in the final corner for eighth.

"I think a caution would've help us move up a bit more. It makes it tougher when you start further back and don't get a caution because the field can get strung out. But all in all it was a decent night. We tried some different things with shocks and were happy with the results. We think that will help us going forward."

Johnson will return to competition this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 8 (11).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sea Foam

Sea Foam has provided safe and effective products that help engines and equipment run cleaner and last longer since 1942. Sea Foam Motor Treatment is one of the best-selling automotive additives in North America. Sea Foam products have attracted a passionate following as the proven choice for mechanics, vehicle enthusiasts, and all sorts of people who love or depend on engines. For more information, visit http://www.SeaFoamSales.com.

"We're really excited to have Sea Foam back with our team this year," Johnson said. "Kevin and his wife are very loyal racing fans and I'm proud to represent their company."

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Sea Foam, Snyder Tree Service, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan, Ron Weber Team, State Bank of Fairmont, Big Al's Diecast, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, JF Capital, Last Deck, Hepfner Racing Products, Schaeffer's Oil and TL Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Score Season-Best Runner-Up Result at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 3, 2021) - Justin Henderson capitalized on a fast Mike Sandvig owned race car and a pair of timely restarts to bring home a second-place finish Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway.

"We had a really good night as we had an unfortunate deal happen that one of our crew guys got hurt and I really wanted to win for him," he said. "We definitely had a better car than we have had the last few weeks and I was happy with our performance."

Henderson kicked off the evening by laying down a lap of 15.785 seconds in time trials, which was good enough for fourth quickest out of 21 cars in attendance. He then advanced three positions in a heat race to finish second and secure a spot into the night's A Main inversion.

"We are getting closer and closer with this car and it's been hard for us to find a good balance," he said. "We're making small steps forward and now I need to get better with my driving style so we can capitalize on our gains."

Henderson lined up on the outside of the third row for the feature and by Lap 4 he was inside the top five. He utilized a restart on Lap 8 to move forward two positions to third and gained the runner-up position a few laps later after another restart. The final caution of the feature flew with three laps remaining and allowed Henderson a shot at the leader, but he was unable to mount a charge and settled for second as the checkered flag was waved.

The performance was the best of the season for Henderson aboard the Sandvig machine and spring boarded the team to fourth in the Knoxville Raceway championship standings. They trail third by only three markers and are 73 points back from the leader after three events.

"I made some good moves on restarts, but our car was getting better and better as the race went on," Henderson said. "We ran our fastest lap of the race with only a few laps to go, but I missed my line there late two laps in a row and if I'd just hit it maybe once I think I had something for him at the end. Ultimately, I was searching around trying to make up ground and if I maybe just stayed in line we'd have been a little closer there at the end."

Up next for Henderson and Sandvig will be a return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday before a visit to Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., on Sunday for the Mother's Day Opener. Henderson is looking forward to building on the speed the team has at Knoxville Raceway this season and he is hopeful that translates to Huset's Speedway as well. Henderson and Sandvig plan to be regulars at Huset's Speedway for the 2021 season on top of their weekly Knoxville Raceway schedule.

"We're really gaining on things at Knoxville so I feel really confident heading in there to where we should be right in the thick of things and contending for a win," he said. "In terms of Huset's, we're going to run every event they have this season and last year we were really good right away and even set fast time with the Outlaws. I feel like we've built a program up to where we can compete with the very best in the country and it'll be nice to do that twice a week for most of the year. I'm excited to get out there."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/90850346221/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - GRP Motorsports

GRP Motorsports, owned and managed by sprint car racing super fan Greg Parent, supports cars, drivers and racing events throughout the Midwest.

"Greg has been a longtime supporter of mine in my own deal for years and he's coming on board to help with Mike's deal as well," Henderson said. "He's done a lot for the sport and my career and that will make it even more special when Mike and I get that first win having him along for the ride."

Sandvig would also like to thank Eszlinger Electric, Mamma's Pizza of Wellsville, Morton Buildings, Emory Transmission, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, SBS FK Shocks, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Rider Racing Engines, Triple X Race Co., Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.


 

Williamson Makes First Career World of Outlaws Feature Start

Inside Line Promotions - ODESSA, Mo. (May 3, 2021) - Bryant Paver Motorsports shifted gears late last week when the team elected to run a pick-and-choose schedule for the remainder of the 2021 season rather than continue to chase Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points.

"It was a business decision of how we can make the team better with racing more," driver Garet Williamson said. "We're a young team and getting our feet wet in the 410 deal. At the end of the day we want to do more 410 racing. I ran three times this weekend within three hours of the shop and could have run a fourth race on Sunday at Double X Speedway if it didn't rain out so that made more sense than going to Pennsylvania for what ended up being one race."

Williamson raced with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series three times last weekend, making his debut at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Thursday before a first-ever trip to I-70 Motorsports Park on Friday and Saturday during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

The action began with Williamson qualifying 16th quickest on Thursday. He then placed seventh in a heat race and fourth in the Last Chance Showdown to advance into the main event, marking his first career feature start with the World of Outlaws.

"That's the best qualifying effort with the Outlaws and I feel we could have been better," he said. "We did what we needed to make the show and we were running really good and moving forward in the feature. Unfortunate issues happened as another car got into us and put us into the wall. I guess that will happen at tracks like that. It hurt the car and killed a good night for us."

Williamson had advanced several positions and was contending for a top 15 when a crash ended his night early. He was credited with a 23rd -place result.

The team spent the next two nights at I-70 Motorsports Park, where Williamson qualified 24th quickest both nights. He finished eighth in both a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown on Friday before advancing from eighth to seventh in a heat race and from fourth to third place in the consolation race on Saturday. That earned a spot into the feature, but Williamson was unable to race because of a mechanical problem.

"That was our first time in a 410 at a big track," he said. "I hadn't raced with that much speed. That was something I had to get used to. On the second night once the track slicked off in the B Main we were really good.

"Our laps were good and I felt good all weekend. We just needed a bit more speed. We'll just keep racing and learning."

Williamson will look at the weather at the end of this week before deciding whether to race on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, or at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 29 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 4 (3); Feature: 23 (22).

April 30 - I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 8 (6).

May 1 - I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 24 (21).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, or at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts

Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts has been serving Mid-Missouri for over 50 years. Established by Walter Sorrels in 1954, the salvage yard is still owned and operated by the Sorrels family three generations later. The business is located in Columbia, Mo., and specializes in foreign and domestic cars and truck parts. Additionally, it carries rebuilders, new and aftermarket parts, and has a standard 90-day warranty. For more information, visit http://www.SorrelsAutoandTruck.com .

"Sorrels Auto has been a sponsor for a while and the Sorrels Family has supported me for several years," Williamson said. "Mitchell and Corrie Sorrels have developed into friends throughout the years and I'm grateful for their support."

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, JBC Transport Group, LLC, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Tiger Towing, Royal Power Sports, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.


 

 

Westfall climbs 14 spots in two days during Kokomo’s Grand Prix weekend

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (May 3, 2021) – Despite starting no better than 17th during his two-day visit to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports did their best to persevere, advancing a grand total of 14 positions in two days and earning one top-ten finish in the process.

Westfall, driver of the Ray Marshall-owned/Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car, finished 12th and tenth, respectively, during Kokomo’s Grand Prix weekend, starting Friday’s main event from 19th on the grid and Saturday’s feature program from 17th.

Although starting at the front of the field is the ultimate goal, Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports have been on a passing binge in 2021. In fact, Westfall’s first win of the season was the result of row seven, eventually climbing 12 spots from 13th to secure his place on Kokomo’s victory late platform.

“It’s all about putting an entire evening together,” Matt Westfall said, the 2019 Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) champion. “It’s fun to pass cars, but we’d rather start a little closer to the front and contend for some wins. Regardless, it’s hard not to be proud of this team. We’ve had to dig ourselves out of some holes this year, but we’ve proven over and over again that we can do that. We’ll see what next week brings.”

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2021 agenda with a two-day stay at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track – Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio – on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. The “Bumblebee Express” will join the USAC National Sprint Cars at The Big E, set to battle for a pair of $10,000 top prizes.

For those who can not attend, FloRacing will be on hand to broadcast the entire event. Visit www.floracing.com to learn more.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.

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

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

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

2019 Wins: 6 (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – April 13), (Fremont Speedway – BOSS – July 13), (Limaland Motorsports Park – Weekly – August 2), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 24) (Gas City Speedway – Weekly – September 13) (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – October 5)

2019 Championships: Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS)

2020 Wins: 4 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 29) (I-96 Speedway – BOSS – September 25) (I-96 Speedway – GLTS – October 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished seventh in BOSS Series opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park on March 27. Earned first victory of 2021 during Kokomo Speedway start on April 9. Rallied from 17th to finish tenth during Kokomo’s non-wing portion of Grand Prix finale.

2021 Wins: 1 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9)


Michael caps All Star weekend with nine spot rally at Tri-City

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (May 3, 2021) – Despite kicking-off the All Star Circuit of Champions Pennsylvania/Ohio tripleheader with poor weather at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, and being forced to utilize a provisional at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael did his best to bounce back in a respectable way, eventually climbing nine positions during Tri-City Raceway Park’s weekend finale to finish 14th. The Plano, Texas-native started 23rd on the 25-lap grid, earning a spot in the $6,000-to-win “A” after finishing third during the evening’s B-Main.

A sound recovery nonetheless, Michael, driver of the Michael Motorsports, Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kistler Racing Engines, Elite Wings, Big D’s Pizza, Viva Los Healthy, M&L Graphics, HP Striping and Seal Coating, No. 8M sprint car, performed his nine-spot rally on a tricky and choppy surface, finishing just behind a pair of Western Pennsylvania standouts, Brandon Spithaler and Carl Bowser.

After utilizing a provisional starting spot at Sharon, Michael climbed four spots to finish 21st. The “Texas Traveler” is currently 12th in the All Star driver championship standings.

“It was a good way to end the weekend. We’re always striving for better and better results, but you’ve got to have a starting point. Next week is a new week and we’ll build off of this,” Michael said, a recent FAST Series winner at Waynesfield Raceway Park. “I can’t thank A.J. Havens enough for his hard work so far this season. We’re a small team with limited help in the pit area at times, but he steps up and does a great job. We’re already looking ahead to next weekend.”

Michael will resume All Star Circuit of Champions competition with a visit to I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, on Friday, May 14, followed by a stop at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois, on Saturday, May 15. Each event will award a minimum of $8,000 with Friday’s Mace Thomas Classic at I-96 paying an $8,500 top prize.

A plan for the coming weekend, Friday and Saturday, May 7-8, will be determined in the coming days.

SPECIAL THANKS:
TJ Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kistler Racing Engines, Elite Wings, Big D’s Pizza, Viva Los Healthy, M&L Graphics, and HP Striping and Seal Coating.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series live online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions live online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Attica Raceway Park live online at www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

2021 Wins: 1 (Waynesfield Raceway Park – FAST Series – March 27)

2021 Highlights: Earned victory during 2021 FAST Series opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park. Finished ninth during Attica start on Friday, April 23.


Dietrich nails down top-fives during Lincoln and BAPS starts; Outlaw tune-ups on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 3, 2021) – “Double-D” Danny Dietrich went two-for-two in the top-five column during the recent weekend, finishing fourth and second, respectively, during starts at Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2.

Nearly attaining his second victory of the season, Dietrich highlighted his three-race turned two-race weekend with a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway, leading laps seven through 28 before losing command to Myerstown’s Brent Marks with two circuits remaining.

Dietrich started second on the Kevin Gobrecht Classic grid, kicking-off the evening with a heat race victory.

Although not matching his BAPS outcome, Dietrich’s Lincoln performance was just as impressive in its own right, eventually climbing six spots to finish fourth after starting tenth on the feature grid.

“Second sucks, but hats off to Brent (Marks) and his team. They did a nice job,” Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car. “We have a busy month ahead with a lot of money on the line. We’re going to do our best to put on some great shows and hopefully get a win for all of our fans and partners.”

With the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series invading Pennsylvania Posse Country in just over a week, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will return to Williams Grove and Lincoln for World of Outlaws tune-ups on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. Each facility will utilize time trials to give home track defenders a chance to test their legs before the Greatest Show On Dirt hits Lincoln on May 12 and Williams Grove on May 14-15.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc., Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

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

Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track, as well as online at www.dannydietrich.com/merch

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 11
Top-10s: 17
Wins: 1

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-five finishes, highlighted with a runner-up result, during World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals. Charged from 15th to sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 6. Scored first victory of 2021 during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 13. Rallied from 12th to fourth during Lincoln Speedway start on March 20. Jumped from 24th to ninth during a start at Williams Grove Speedway on March 26. Rallied from ninth to third during Port Royal Speedway visit on March 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 3. Finished eighth at Bridgeport Speedway on April 6. Charged from 14th to fourth during Port Royal Speedway start on April 10. Rallied from 21st to 11th during Lincoln Speedway start, also on April 10. Finished sixth during Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic on April 17. Scored back-to-back top-fives during starts at Port Royal and Selinsgrove on April 24-25. Finished fourth from tenth at Lincoln Speedway on May 1. Finished second during the Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS on May 2.

2021 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13)

 

Zearfoss caps Illinois/Missouri road trip with I-70 top-ten; Eldora double next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (May 3, 2021) – Saving his best result for last, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss capped his recent World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series stretch through the Midwest with a top-ten performance, doing so during the second night of action at the recently revamped I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, May 1.

Nearly accomplishing the same feat, if not better, one night prior, Zearfoss finished seventh to score his sixth top-ten outcome of the 2021 WoO season, utilizing a front row starting position to challenge for the lead early before fading just outside of the top-five.

Although Zearfoss’ Friday night visit to I-70 ended on the hook, the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native was in the mix all evening, first winning his heat race before finishing second during the evening’s dash. The World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender led the first ten circuits and battled for a podium spot until his mishap on lap 27.

Zeafoss kicked-off his three-race weekend with a visit to Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Thursday, April 29. Forced to start 19th, Zearfoss went on to climb seven spots and finish 12th.

“It was a wild weekend, but to come out with another top-ten feels pretty good. I owe it all to my team,” Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car. “We had speed all weekend and that’s the most motivating part. I’m excited to roll into Eldora and see what we can do. We love racing there and it brings us one step closer to home.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2021 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year campaign with a two-day stay at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track – Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Dubbed #LetsRaceTwo weekend, the May 7-8 showstopper will award a pair of $10,000 top prizes.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, and Bell Helmets.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 6
Top-10s: 12
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 6

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7. Finished seventh at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Finished tenth during WoO debut at The Rev in Louisiana on Saturday, March 13. Finished ninth during Cotton Bowl Speedway start on Saturday, March 20. Scored back-to-back top-tens during Bristol Motor Speedway starts on April 23 and 25. Finished seventh at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, May 1.

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Sanders Nets 10th Win Overall in 2021 as He Scores Sixth Win with Miller Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing his winning ways on Saturday night in Chico, CA, Justin Sanders won a thriller over Dominic Scelzi as he picked up the David Tarter Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway, marking his 10th overall triumph of the season and his sixth aboard Dale Miller’s No. 4SA.

“I am absolutely pumped to add the David Tarter Memorial to my resume,” Justin Sanders said. “I can’t say enough about Dale Miller and his team. They gave me another great car on Saturday night, and I knew I had one final shot to get Dominic on that last restart, and it worked out.”

With 61 cars checked in for the third round of Sprint Car Challenge Tour action in Chico, CA, Sanders would time the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. backed No. 4SA entry in second fastest in his qualifying group.

Racing his way to a win in his heat race, the Aromas, CA driver would move into the Dash where his win would put him on the pole for the 35-lap feature event.

When the race went green, Sanders settled into the second position as he chased after early leader Justyn Cox, before taking over the top spot on the race’s fifth circuit.

Out front, Sanders would look strong but would soon feel pressure in the name of Corey Day and Dominic Scelzi. Leading the next 10-laps, Sanders would see the youngster Day take over the top spot from him on the 14th lap as he stayed right in the mix.

With Day falling out of the top spot under caution on the 16th lap, Dominic Scelzi would then take over the top spot with Sanders continuing to run in second.

While Sanders would give chase, he would keep Scelzi in his crosshairs until a late yellow set up a green-white-checkered finish.

Seeing the green flag, Sanders would dive low as they raced into turns one and two and his pass would still as he took the top spot back over on lap 33. Able to keep Scelzi at bay for the final two circuits, Sanders would pick up his 10th win of the season, his sixth with Dale Miller Motorsports, and his first with the SCCT.

Friday night the team was also in action as they took part in a Friday night event also hosted by Silver Dollar Speedway.

Lining up 15th in the ‘A’, Sanders would still show speed as he clawed his way through the field. Able to use restarts to his advantage, Sanders would turn in a very hard charge as he worked his way to a fourth-place finish at the stripe against another stout field of 61 cars.

“Overall, it was a really good weekend for our team,” Sanders said. “It was a loaded field and on Friday night we charged from 15th to fourth, and then to get another win is just great. It has been a pretty awesome start to the year, and we will hopefully keep it rolling.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic, Inc., North County Plastering, Nail-It Roofing, Anrak Corporation, Frank’s Body Shop, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Black Out Fight Gear, and 24 Hour Road Side Service for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 8, Wins- 6, Top-5’s-7, Top-10’s-7

ON TAP: Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports will be back to work on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

 

 

Blake Carrick Picks Up Sixth Place Finish at Tarter Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: A two-race weekend in Chico, CA would see Blake Carrick pick up a 12th place finish during the Brownell Memorial on Friday night before tallying another sixth-place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour during the Tarter Memorial on Saturday night.

“We had decent speed all weekend and I have to thank our guys for their hard work,” Blake Carrick said. “Friday night I got sick before the feature, and really didn’t feel well at all and just did what I could. Saturday night we got rolling the in ‘A’, but a couple of hay makers from some other drivers knocked us out of the Top-5 late, and we ended up sixth.”

A overflowing pit area in Chico, CA saw 61 cars check in during both nights of action, and Carrick would get his weekend off to a quick start as he earned quick time honors in his qualifying group on Friday night.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver would pick up a third-place finish aboard the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B which would move him into the redraw as well as the 25-lap feature event.

Pulling the six in his redraw group, Carrick would find himself in the 12th starting spot for the feature. As he waited for the night to move along, Carrick would rapidly start to feel under the weather, but opted to still give it a go in the feature.

Able to work his way into the Top-5 after a wild opening couple of laps in the ‘A’, Carrick would maintain his spot in the fifth as he tried to hang on as he continued to not feel well in the feature.

Getting up to fourth by the race’s halfway point, Carrick would slip back a few positions in the second half of the race as he capped the night with a ninth-place finish.

Back in action on Saturday night and feeling much better, Carrick would get his night off to another strong start as he timed in second quickest in his qualifying group.

Picking up a second-place finish in heat race action, Carrick would move into the Dash where his fourth-place finish in Dash two would put him eighth on the starting grid for the 35-lap feature event.

On the Silver Dollar Speedway bullring, Carrick would jump up into the sixth position in the race’s early stages.

A double file restarts just prior to the halfway point would not go in Blake’s favor as the youngster would get shuffled back to the 12th position.

Settling back in, Carrick would get his elbows up as he went back to work and was able to fight his way back into the Top-5 by the 15th lap.

Continuing to work his way forward, Carrick would find himself battling for a podium spot and would briefly take over the third position.

In the closing stages of the race, patience from others would wear thin, and a couple of close quarters moves would see Carrick slip back to finish sixth.

“We were good enough to be inside the Top-5 on Saturday and possibly on the podium, but the last few laps got a little wild,” Carrick said. “Looking forward to two more nights of racing this weekend.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be in action at Silver Dollar Speedway this Friday and back to Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-19, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-12

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

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Justyn Cox Charges to Top-5 During Bill Brownell Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to Silver Dollar Speedway over the weekend for the track’s Spring Nationals, Justyn Cox and C&M Motorsports would charge to a fifth place finish on Friday night during the Bill Brownell Memorial, before a mechanical issue hampered them during Saturday’s David Tarter Memorial.

“We had really good speed all weekend long against 61 cars,” Justyn Cox said. “Friday night we just ended up in a bad start with the way the format went with the car count, and on Saturday we just had some bad luck with a part end our night early.”

Opening the weekend up on Friday night, Cox would time the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber, Inc./Lund Construction backed entry in fourth fastest in his qualifying group before a second-place finish in heat race competition transferred him directly into the feature event.

Missing out on the Dash, Cox would find himself 16th on the starting grid for the 25-lap feature event. With much of the field using the cushion in the “A”, Cox would take a liking to the bottom groove as he sliced and diced his way forward.

With a few stoppages in the feature setting up double-file restarts, Cox would capitalize as he would continue to work his way towards the Top-5.

Getting into sixth by the 10th lap, Cox’s charge would stall out a touch as he would fall back to eighth in the race’s closing laps. Able to get going in the final five laps of the race, Cox would take over the fifth spot on the 22nd marker and close his charge out with a fifth-place finish.

Saturday night saw 61 cars check back in for the David Tarter Memorial that would be sanctioned by the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, and Cox would time in fifth fastest in his group on this night and be in a bit of an early hole.

With a fast car underneath, him in heat race action, paired with a little good fortune, Cox would race his way from fifth to a second-place finish and also earn a berth in the High Sierra Industries Dash.

Winning Dash No. 2, Cox would line up on the outside of the front row for the 35-lap feature event.

Jumping out to the early lead, Cox would lose the top spot to Justin Sanders on the third lap as he would slip back to third. As the laps clicked off, Cox would begin to notice an issue with his steering, as his car started to become difficult to maneuver.

As the laps continued to click off, the problem continued to worsen before finally giving out the on the race’s 18th laps and ending Cox’s night.

“We were really bummed something in our front end broke in the feature, because we really had a fast car in the Dash and at the start of the ‘A’,” Cox said. “It was great to be up front against a stout field of cars, and I am looking forward to trying again this weekend. I am having a blast with Cody and Mandi, and really do appreciate this opportunity, and their continued support.”

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

ON TAP: Cox will pilot his family car in Chico, CA on Friday night before returning to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night with C&M Motorsports.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-9

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

 

 

Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing 11th at David Tarter Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s debut at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Saturday night, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing would overcome an early hole to finish 11th in the feature event amongst a loaded pit area.

“Our night started out with me not quite telling the guys my plan for time trials, and it kind of bit us as they had me set up to do something else and it didn’t work,” Forsberg said. “We ended up going through the ‘B’ and running through the field pretty well in the ‘A’ before a melee coming to the checkered saw me spin across the finish line in 11th.”

Going out last to qualify in both his group and overall, amongst the 61 cars checked into the pit area, Forsberg would end up timing the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/PitStopUSA backed entry in fifth quickest in his group.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver would finish fifth and find himself in the ‘B’ Main. Lining up ninth in the ‘B’, Forsberg would have his elbows up as he sliced and diced his way through the field. Working into a transfer position, Forsberg continued to work his way forward as he would end up third and put himself safely in the 35-lap feature event.

Based on his finish in the ‘B’, Forsberg would roll off the starting grid from the 21st starting position on the slick Silver Dollar Speedway surface.

Just as he did in the ‘B’, Forsberg was able to race his way forward. Patiently racing through the field, Forsberg would pick up spots under green flag action, and would also use a few restarts to gain ground.

Racing into the Top-10 at the race’s halfway point, Forsberg would continue his charge forward.

Getting up to seventh with 10-to-go, Forsberg would find himself in a very torrid battle for position.

A late restart with two-to-go would bunch the field back up, and as he continued to fight for position inside the Top-10 coming to the checkered flag some contact would ensue resulting in the No.x1 machine spinning to the finish as he crossed the stripe in the 11th spot.

“Thanks to the F&F guys for continuing to work hard after our miscommunication to start the night out,” Forsberg said. “I’m not sure if I was too slow on the bottom coming to the checkered and someone got into the back of me, or if someone wanted the spot, but luckily nothing to major happened and we move on to race Placerville on Saturday.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, PitStopUSA, Geico Local Office, Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2021.

ON TAP: F&F Racing will get back to racing action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-7.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Schatz finds success with top-fives at Jacksonville, I-70; Eldora Speedway ahead

Date: Thursday, April 29th Event: Outlaws Return to Jacksonville Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Illinois) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (8th)

Dates: Friday and Saturday, April 30th and May 1st Event: FVP Platinum Battery Showdown Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: I-70 Motorsports Park (Odessa, Missouri) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 12th (7th) Saturday: 5th (12th)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Sixth | 2394 points [198 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 3, 2021) - On an upward trend, ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, put together an impressive stretch of performances during his recent weekend of competition, ultimately ending his three-day, three-race campaign through the Midwest with a pair of top-five finishes, one of which a podium result.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, earned his top-five appearance during action at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Thursday, April 29. Lining up eighth on the main event grid, Schatz was an obvious threat from the start, eventually battling his way to second before throwing a late race slider on race leader, Brad Sweet.

Utilizing a green-white-checkered restart, Schatz got a run on Sweet and took command briefly, but the two-time and defending World of Outlaws champion returned the favor and reclaimed the top spot as the white flag was shown. Following his Jacksonville visit, Schatz spent two days at the recently revamped I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, eventually cashing in for a 12th-place score on Friday, April 30, followed by a fifth-place result on Saturday, May 1. Impressive enough, Schatz’ drive to fifth commenced from row six, occupying the 12th starting spot before setting aim forward.

“You gotta crawl before you can walk, and you gotta walk before you can run,” Schatz noted. “My Carquest, Ford Performance guys are doing great. We’ve been getting better and that’s all you can ask for. We reset and went back to square one, so now we’re building ourselves back up again. Times change, people change, and we’re changing with it. I’m gonna keep doing what I’ve been doing for the past 25 years here.”

Donny Schatz will continue his quest toward an 11th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship with the two-day #LetsRaceTwo blockbuster at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. A venue that goes hand-in-hand with Schatz’ earned successes, the Fargo, North Dakota-native will chase a pair of $10,000 top prizes during #LetsRaceTwo weekend, as well as WoO win number 300.

Filling the seat for Tony Stewart, San Jose, California’s Tim Kaeding powered the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/No. 14 sprint car during the World of Outlaws events at Jacksonville and I-70. Kicking-off his weekend in a big way, Kaeding finished seventh at Jacksonville after starting 15th, following up his top-ten in Illinois with 11th and 12th-place finishes at I-70, respectively.

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

Broadcast Coverage: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics: Races: 26 Wins: 2 Top-5s: 15 Top-10s: 19 **Numbers reflect overall statistics

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: World of Outlaws Races: 18 World of Outlaws Wins: 0 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 10 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 11 **Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

 

 

Rico Abreu scores pair of top-tens during Outlaw run through Illinois and Missouri

Date: Thursday, April 29th
Event: Outlaws Return to Jacksonville
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Illinois)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (5th)

Dates: Friday and Saturday, April 30th and May 1st
Event: FVP Platinum Battery Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: I-70 Motorsports Park (Odessa, Missouri)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 9th (8th)
Saturday: 19th (11th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (May 3, 2021) - For the second consecutive weekend, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing hit the road the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, this time following the Greatest Show On Dirt to Illinois and Missouri for a three-day, three-race stretch at Jacksonville Speedway on April 29, as well as I-70 Motorsports Park on April 30-May 1.

Despite capping his tripleheader outside of the top-ten, scored 19th during the second night of action at I-70, the St. Helena, California-native kicked-off his weekend with a bang, first nailing down a top-five performance on the bullring at Jacksonville, then scoring a top-ten during night one at I-70. The top-five, accomplished from the inside of row three, involved some perseverance, as the eight-time Outlaw winner faded early before recovering to finish fifth.

Ultimately bumping his top-ten count to 14 on the season, Abreu’s top-ten at I-70 Motorsports Park resulted in a ninth-place outcome after starting eighth. It proved to be a solid ending to a consistent evening in western Missouri, as Abreu kicked-off the program with the 11th-fastest time during qualifying time trials, all before finishing third during his respective heat.

“Hats off to my team for never giving up. It’s been a pretty up and down year for my guys, but they never give up. That’s what it takes to be successful; never giving up when things are down. We’ll spend some quality time in the shop this week and get this Rowdy Energy car ready for Eldora,” Rico Abreu said, who owns eight top-five finishes in 23 starts thus far in 2021. “It’s going to be a fun weekend. I’m excited to get there.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with the #LetsRaceTwo doubleheader at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8. Each night will award $10,000 top prizes.

The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild will join Rico Abreu, returning to his iconic No. 22 for #LetsRaceTwo action at Eldora Speedway.

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

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

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

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 23
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 8
Total Top-10s: 14
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through April 29

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 421; 2. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 286; 3. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 273; 4. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 268; 5. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 267; 6. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 249; 7. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 237; 8. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 229; 9. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 226; 10. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Wash., 221; 11. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., and Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., both 217; 13. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 212; 14. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 211; 15. Domenic Melair, Warrington, Pa., 205; 16. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 199; 17. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., and Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, both 195; 19. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 193; 20. Jeff Emerson, Millsap, Texas, 192.

KMJ Performance State Standings

California – 1. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 273; 2. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Washington, 221; 3. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 217; 4. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 199; 5. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 195; 6. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 193; 7. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 190; 8. Ryan Rocha, Hanford, Calif., 182; 9. Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., 163; 10. Sean Quinn, Clovis, Calif., 160.

Indiana – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 39; 2. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 37; 3. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 35; 4. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 34; 5. Josh Cunningham, Spencer, Ind., 32; 6. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 31; 7. Justin Mathews, Bloomington, Ind., 30; 8. Carson Dillion, Terre Haute, Ind., 29.

Iowa – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 40; 2. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 39; 3. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 38; 4. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 37; 5. Cody Ledger, Omaha, Neb., 36; 6. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 34; 7. John Webster, North Platte, Neb., 33; 8. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 32; 9. Christopher Helget, Lincoln, Neb., 30; 10. Justin Bolte, Fremont, Neb., 29.

Kansas – 1. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 40; 2. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 39; 3. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 38; 4. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 37; 5. Connor Atkinson, Piedmont, Okla., 35; 6. Jordan Knight, Wright, Kan., 34; 7. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 33; 8. Tyler Knight, Spearville, Kan., 32; 9. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 31; 10. Raymond Seemann, Jetmore, Kan.

Louisiana – 1. Christopher Townsend, Cleveland, Texas, 39; 2. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 37; 3. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 36; 4. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 34; 5. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 33; 6. Theresa Waller, Montgomery, Texas, 31; 7. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 29; 8. Randy Noble, Spring, Texas, 28; 9. Austin Smith, Tatum, Texas, 27.

Nebraska – 1. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 40; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 39; 3. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 38; 4. Cody Ledger, Omaha, Neb., 37; 5. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., 36; 6. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 35; 7. Ryan King, Bennet, Neb., 34; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 33; 9. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 32; 10. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 31.

New Jersey – 1. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 109; 2. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 107; 3. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 100; 4. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 95; 5. Rory Janney, Estell Manor, N.J., 93; 6. Cody West, Boyertown, Pa., 91; 7. Zackery Bealer, Lehighton, Pa., 89; 8. Aiden Borden, Jackson, N.J., 85; 9. Joseph Kay, Perkasie, Pa., 79; 10. David Brown, Aston, Pa., Domenic Melair, Warrington, Pa., and Richard Janney, Estell Manor, N.J., each 76.

North Carolina – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 78; 2. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., both 75; 4. Alysha Bay, Canandaigua, N.Y., and Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., both 68; 6. Jeremy Kornbau, Hermitage, Pa., 67; 7. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 66; 8. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 61; 9. Daniel Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 60; 10. Darryl Ruggles, Canandaigua, N.Y., 58.

Oklahoma – 1. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 181; 2. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 170; 3. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 167; 4. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 133; 5. Jett Hays, New Fairview, Texas, 113; 6. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 100; 7. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 98; 8. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 86; 9. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 85; 10. Derrick Gentilly, Carnegie, Okla., 76.

Pennsylvania – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 211; 2. Mikell McGee, Doylesburg, Pa., 186; 3. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 183; 4. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 151; 5. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 143; 6. Rowdy Heffner, Red Lion, Pa., 136; 7. David Grube, York Haven, Pa., 130; 8. Domenic Melair, Warrington, Pa., 129; 9. Mike Melair, Warrington, Pa., 122; 10. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 120.

South Carolina – 1. Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., 40; 2. Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 39; 3. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 38; 4. John Frutchey, Huger, S.C., 36; 5. George Blaney, Concord, N.C., 35; 6. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 34; 7. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C, 33; 8. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 32; 9. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 31; 10. Connor Otten, Rockwell, N.C., 30.

South Dakota – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 40; 2. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 38; 3. Christopher Helget, Lincoln, Neb., 36; 4. Bayley Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 34; 5. Tim Fricke, Lincoln, Neb., 33; 6. Chris Shoenrock, Colman, S.D., 32; 7. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 31; 8. Lincoln Drewis, Tripoli, Iowa, 30.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 421; 2. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 268; 3. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 259; 4. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 195; 5. Joseph Kasper, Rowlett, Texas, 175; 6. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, and Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, both 159; 8. Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, 158; 9. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 156; 10. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, and Jeff Emerson, Millsap, Texas, both 152.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 77; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 75; 3. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 72; 4. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 68; 5. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 64; 6. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 63; 7. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 40; 8. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 39; 9. Anthony Harris, Rockingham, Va., 37; 10. Alyssa Rowe, Chambersburg, Pa., 36.

 

 

It's Going to be a Beautiful Race Day at Knoxville!

With temperatures forecast to be in the 80s, it's a PERFECT night to go back to the track!

Join us tomorrow for Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tee's Night, featuring 410, 360 and Pace Performance Pro Sprints!

Everything you need to know for race night season opener:

Pit Gates Open - 4pm, CT Grandstand Gates Open: 6:00pm, CT Hot Laps Begin: 6:45pm, CT Ticket Prices: Adults - $15; Teens - $10; Children 12 and under - free. Tickets available at the ticket office on race day. Pit Passes - $30 Pits will be open following the races. Scanner Frequency for our announcers is: 454.5000 Small, collapsible soft-sided coolers are allowed. Rubber or foam seat cushions are allowed and must be 20" wide or less. Not allowed: firearms, pets, bottles, glass and metal stadium seats. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted. Designated smoking areas are under the grandstands. If you can't make it to the track, watch live on DIRTVision.com Race line-ups, results and point standings are available on the free Knoxville Raceway app.

Remember, if you are NOT feeling well or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID, please choose another weekend to join us. We're Paying You Back for your NASCAR Tickets!

In honor of the NASCAR Trucks at Knoxville paint scheme that Justin Haley will be driving at Kansas Speedway this weekend, we're bringing back the "Dirt Track Payback" promotion!

Purchase your tickets to the July 9 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race by midnight on Sunday to be eligible for Knoxville Raceway to pay you back for the value of two general admission tickets! Everyone who has purchased at least two tickets previously and this week will be eligible to win.

For more information on the promotion, including official terms and conditions, click here. Dennison Racing Tee's Summer Line

Get your race day gear at the Dennison Racing Tee's merchandise pod located outside the main gate of Knoxville Raceway.

From tees, to hats, coats, hoodies and more, Dennison Racing Tee's has you covered. Check out their retro print ringers, new this year, and the fan-favorite sunset hats!

Check out the current options by visiting the Dennison Racing Tee's online store.

Dennison Racing Tee's is the official merchandise provider of Knoxville Raceway. Make a Pit Stop On Your Way to the Track

Enjoy the sunshine and make a pit stop at Jersey Freeze in Monroe before the races Saturday!

Located just 13 miles north of Knoxville Raceway in Monroe, Jersey Freeze offers cones, sundaes, malts, shakes and their famous Freezers! Next Week: $1 Busch Light Cans Night

Next Saturday, May 8, is Busch Light First Responders Night. All first responders with valid work ID get in FREE!

Plus, it's the first of three $1 Busch Light cans night this season. That's right...Busch Light cans are just $1 all night long.

$1 Busch Light Cans nights will also be held on Saturday, July 3 and Saturday, August 28.

Please have a designated driver and drink responsibly. A Special Offer from Pella Motors and Kraig Ford

Our friends at Pella Motors and Kraig Ford have a special offer for Knoxville Raceway fans!

Take your ticket from tonight's Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Season Opener to any of their three dealerships and receive 10% off any service repair over $100. Offer is valid through May 31st.

The three dealerships included are: Pella Motors at 604 E. Oskaloosa St. in Pella Kraig Ford at 1601 A Ave. W in Oskaloosa Kraig Chevrolet at 1201 S 17th St. in Oskaloosa

This Week's Checkered Flag Concessions Special

You don't want to miss this one! Checkered Flag Concessions is unveiling a brand new item this Saturday: The Wheeler Bowl!

Mashed potatoes with spicy chicken bites, covered with gravy, corn and cheese! A bowl of deliciousness for $7.50.

A limited amount available, so grab your Wheeler Bowl early! Upcoming Events at Knoxville Raceway

The 2021 season is our biggest yet! Don't miss any of the upcoming action:

May 8 - Busch Light First Responders Night - all first responders with valid work ID get in free. PLUS, $1 Busch Light Night

May 15 - Hy-Vee Night. PLUS, Future Stars

May 15 - JR Fan Club Party at 5pm

May 22 - Vermeer Night

 

 

BAD LUCK HITS BRODY ROA AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY – BAKERSFIELD NEXT ON MAY 8

(Cypress, CA, April 29, 2021) Last Saturday night, Brody Roa was headed to the front in the first main event at Perris Auto Speedway in nearly a year and a half. However, misfortune struck, and he was forced to make, and early departure from the race. Never to be daunted, the team will be ready to go on May 8th at the next USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series race at the Bakersfield Speedway.

Coming off two wins the previous weekend at the Kern County Raceway and the Thunderbowl Raceway in the May Motorsports #8M, Roa was back in his familiar #91R at Perris. Things started out bright enough when he turned in a lap of 16.56 during qualifying. That was good enough for the fourth fast time in the tough 24-car field. After starting fifth in his ten-lap heat race, the 30-year-old racing veteran turned in a strong performance and captured a hard fought third place finish. That garnered him an automatic ticket into the 30-lap main event.

For the main, Roa was on the inside of row two. Tangles in the back of the pack negated the first two tries to start the race. The third try proved to be the charm and the Garden Grove, California resident got a great start and was second by the end of the first circuit. He stayed in the runner up spot until the end of lap four when he dropped one position. However, coming off turn two less than a half lap later, his eye-catching green race car started to smoke and slow. He pulled it off the racetrack in turn three with a broken left side bird cage that ended his night. Unfortunately, he had to settle for a frustrating 20th place finish.

It was a tough ending to what started out as a good night. None the less, “The Pride of Garden Grove” is still fourth in the USAC/CRA Series championship standings heading into round five at the Bakersfield Speedway on May 8th.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the 91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, Sander Engineering, Biker Bruce Fisher, Inland Rigging, The Golden Vibe Boutique, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Total Lubricants, Marina Pools, TJM Oilfield Distribution, Certex, and Biker Bruce for sponsoring the #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout the year, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you would like to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his west coast schedule permits.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also check out the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/. To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

2021 Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway King Of The Wing Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

4-16 Kern County Raceway Park Open 360 1st A Main

4-17 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main

4-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

 

 

Thompson Records Limited Sprints Win Before Charging From 17 th to 5th in Recent Races at Cottage Grove Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (April 29, 2021) - Tyler Thompson captured his second feature triumph of the season on April 17 at Cottage Grove Speedway, where he also rallied from 17th to a fifth-place result last Friday.

The two stellar results continue a strong start to the season for the Oregon native, who opened the month of April with his first victory of the year at the quarter-mile oval.

The consistency continued on April 17 as Thompson set quick time before advancing from sixth to fourth place in the dash and from fourth to second place in his heat race. The feature inversion lined him up on the outside of the second row for the limited sprints main event.

"We had another really strong night," he said. "We qualified good and ran good in our heat race. The track was nice and wide. We got to second early in the feature. I was getting ready to pass for the lead when I slid off the top in turns three and four. We fell to third, but then the leader went off the track before the next lap had been completed. I was in second based on the last completed lap and since the leader stopped that put me in the lead."

Thompson capitalized on the mid-race moment to lead the remainder of the sprint car race for the win.

That propelled him into the first 360ci winged sprint car show at Cottage Grove Speedway since August 2019 when the track kicked off a doubleheader last Friday.

"We started off the night breaking a rear end in qualifying so we didn't get to run our heat race," he said. "There wasn't a B Main so we lined up last in the feature. We kept picking off cars in the main. We got a lot of cautions early and got to seventh in the first half of the race. It was a tough track to pass on so each car took a couple of laps to get by them. We had a pretty good vibration at the end of the race so I was taking it easy. It was a good run and we salvaged a good night out what could have been a bad night."

Thompson's rally from 17th to fifth earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We've been pretty fortunate at Cottage Grove Speedway that we haven't had to start in the back and work our way forward very often," he said. "It was nice to know that if there's a night where we struggle early we can salvage a good finish."

The weekend finale rained out on Saturday.

Thompson is planning on heading south to race this Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Spring Nationals Bill Brownell Memorial and David Tarter Memorial with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 1; Dash: 4 (6); Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (4).

April 23 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: DNS (4); Feature: 5 (17).

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Spring Nationals Bill Brownell Memorial and David Tarter Memorial with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BC Motorsports

BC Motorsports is owned and operated by Brian Crockett, who is a veteran in the sport. Crockett amassed numerous wins and championships during his storied career. He has helped many young drivers rising through the ranks and has worked as a series director and in charge of track maintenance to name a few duties he's held during his career.

"Brian has helped us so much from the beginning," Thompson said. "He's built us great engines and provides us with the best parts. We appreciate his support and friendship."

Thompson would also like to thank J&K Auto Repair, Dorman Construction Inc., 3C Custom Commercial Concrete, Ed Glazier with Auto Chlor Systems, Button Plumbing LLC, Bunce Equipment, IBEW Local 280, Northwest Solvents and Supply, Double R Powder Coating, James Gang Pizza and Rocket Designs for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Soaks Up Experience During World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown

Inside Line Promotions - BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 29, 2021) - Derek Hagar accomplished the two goals he set for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown.

Hagar advanced into the feature both nights and he soaked up the atmosphere as well as the historic experience during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series return to Bristol Motor Speedway.

"If they have the event again I'd like to race it," he said. "We had a very good and successful weekend.

"It was a learning experience from the first time we hit the race track until we left. Everything worked out in our favor and we were able to transfer each night into the main event. We made some good, solid laps and learned a lot."

Hagar qualified 18th quickest to open the action last Friday. A seventh-place finish in a heat race relegated him into the Last Chance Showdown. Hagar placed sixth to transfer into the rear of the main event.

"It's always tough trying to get through qualifying and the heat race to get to the feature," he said. "We learned a lot from dirty air and our car setup. It was very demanding as far as physically. I've been working out and preparing for this deal so I felt really good."

Hagar gained five positions in the feature to finish 19th.

Saturday's event finale was postponed to Sunday afternoon because of wet weather. Hagar timed in 23rd quickest and finished seventh in a heat race. He then advanced from fourth to third place in the Last Chance Showdown to again make the A Main. Hagar capped the event with a 17 th-place result.

"It was pretty twitchy, especially when you were behind somebody," he said. "You had to make sure you kept air on your wings.

"It was pretty much take what you could get on the starts because passing was tough. I will say I was pleased and impressed with everybody racing each other with respect because there was zero room for error."

Next up will be a race this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., during the Spring Fling Special.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 23 - Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 6 (3); Feature: 19 (24).

April 25 - Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 17 (21).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Spring Fling Special

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing and Recovery

Since 2002, B&D Towing and Recovery, which is located in Marion, Ark., has been the exclusive source for professional towing, recover 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 like to thank Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Summit Truck Group, Killer Coatings, Administrative Consulting Services, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown Excited Entering Highly Anticipated World of Outlaws Event

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 29, 2021) - Brian Brown has had this weekend circled on his calendar for a long time.

Brown, who is coming off a DNF during a race he was leading last Saturday, is shifting his focus to a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at I-70 Motorsports Park. This weekend marks the first appearance at the track for 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' since 1986 and will be Brown's debut at the dirt oval located a short drive from his house.

April 24 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 24 (1).

"We were able to set quick time by three and a half tenths," Brown said. "There's a lot of quality cars there. Ian (Madsen) was there Saturday and he's been quick anywhere he's been. We had another great car in our heat race and I was able to move top, bottom, middle, anywhere I wanted to go really. We've had phenomenal cars, especially in the heat races. In the feature we got out there and were cruising. I think we were up by like three seconds after five laps. We were biding our time and weaving through traffic. I felt like we had a really good chance to win that one and we had a mechanical issue with an engine six laps in. You can't really control that. Sometimes things like that happen. I'm excited we have a fast race car, especially at Knoxville. I feel like we're back in our groove there."

UP NEXT - Friday and Saturday at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

"I'm looking forward to I-70," Brown said. "It's 15 minutes from home. The place hasn't been opened since the late '80s with the dirt track. What Chris Payne, who is the owner of the track, has done and Tommie Estes, who is the general manager, has done with the facility, it's unbelievable we have a facility that nice 15 minutes from my house. A lot of friends and family are coming this weekend. It's the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown so I'm looking forward to having some FVP customers and employees back at the races. I'm just looking forward to having a huge crowd, seeing a lot of friends and family, and I'm looking forward to contending for hopefully a couple of wins."

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 7 top 15s, 13 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company operating over 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Often located in the heart of its communities, Casey's General Stores provides freshly prepared foods, quality gasoline, and friendly service at every location. Guests can enjoy famous, made-from-scratch pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and (at select stores) Casey's made-to-order sub sandwiches. Learn more and order online at http://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

FVP is built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service. FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

The FVP brand started with competitively priced OEM quality batteries, filters, and radiators for cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. FVP now proudly offers a full line of batteries for all of your automotive, RV, boating, commercial and lawn & garden needs. FVP also offers a wide array of condensers, hub assemblies, motor oil, oil filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, transmission filters, antifreeze, DEF, and chemicals.

FVP products are verified, proven, and built to the industry's highest quality standards. Visit http://www.FVPparts.com to learn more.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Waldinger Corporation

Founded in 1906 by Harry Waldinger, The Waldinger Corporation developed its roots in Des Moines, Iowa as a small, family-owned business. Today, with around 2,500 employees companywide (over 1,500 of which are craft), The Waldinger Corporation continues to grow as a full-service mechanical, sheet metal and service solutions provider by expanding its network of local branches throughout the Midwest. Waldinger designs, fabricates, installs, maintains and repairs heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, piping and kitchen equipment systems for commercial, institutional and industrial facility customers - always with a people-first approach. The Waldinger Corporation: creating exceptional environments in which people live, work and play, and maintaining them for life.

"All of us at BBR are excited about our partnership with The Waldinger Corporation," Brown said. "They're on a mission to find recruits for seriously awesome careers as Service Technicians. With over 10 Midwest locations, there's an opportunity waiting for you! Anyone interested should visit http://www.Waldinger.com/techs ."

Brian Brown Racing would also like to thank Casey's, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, FVP Stay Tuned, Rams Racing, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Ditzfeld Transport, J.D. Welding & Machine, Rowdy Energy, Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Blue Springs Ford Collision Center, Fultz Excavating, SalCo, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Veteran's Community Project, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and MSD Ignition for their continued support.

BRIAN BROWN RACING -

Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 120 feature victories and three track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, since the team was created in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints set to Kick off Tour 2021 Return to Racing at Genesee on May 8th.

SYRACUSE, NY – The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) were only able to complete one event in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions in New York State and with the closing of the Canadian border. As numbers continue to improve and restrictions starting to free up in New York, the 2021 season is looking much brighter.

The first full point event will be run on May 8th at the Genesee Speedway in Batavia, NY and pay the winner a cool $2,000 and $300 just to take the green. The event will mark the first time ESS has been at the 1/3rd mile Fairgrounds oval since 2007 when Chuck Hebing took home the checkered flag.

“The 2020 year was such a trying year for many and different for us with ESS. In 37 years, it was the first time we didn’t crown a champion,” noted ESS President Chuck Miller, “While there is still some uncertainty in the months coming up, tracks have contacted us and let us know it looks good to hold events.”

“We aren’t sure if we will get all our scheduled shows in, especially with Canada’s situation but we are committed to paying a point fund and having a champion get their laurels at a season ending banquet,” Miller continued. “All of our sponsors are back, we will do the loyalty bonus again, we are going to make it business as usual. We are excited to get the season underway.”

When ESS did crown the champion last, it was November of 2019 when then 18-year-old Paulie Colagiovanni took his first Lucas Oil ESS crown and was also the youngest champion in the club’s history. Colagiovanni is set to defend his title but the challengers are a stout bunch of sprint car drivers.

Jason Barney, Chuck Hebing, Matt Tanner, Billy VanInwegen, Danny Varin, Shawn Donath, Jeff Cook, Jonathan Preston, Davie Franek, Kelly Hebing, Denny Peebles, Sammy Reakes IV, Chad Miller, Brett Wright and so many others will be giving Colagiovanni a challenge on any given night.

The Genesee Speedway is located on the Genesee County Fairgrounds in Batavia, NY. The Saturday night home for DIRTcar Sportsman and Rush Late Models. The winged warriors will add to the excitement on this Saturday night which will be brought to you by Averdi Storage Containers.

E&V Energy Heat events will be followed by the Stan’s Harley Davidson/Cobra Coaches Dash and the Lacaillade Masonry B-Main with the 25 lap, $2,000 to win, $300 to start A-Main to follow.

It’s the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Return to Racing Tour 2021…May 8th is the date and the Genesee Speedway is the site. We are back to the tradition of excitement guaranteed!

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints:
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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, PJC Spray Foam, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, E&V Energy, Pinnacle Investments, Rifenburg Construction, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Alexandria Bay, ASI Racewear, Ashley Lynn Winery and many, many associate sponsors!!


 

 

CHAD McDANIEL MEMORIAL ADDED
TO USAC MIDGET SCHEDULE ON JULY 14

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

Beloit, Kansas (April 29, 2021)………The Chad McDaniel Memorial returns to Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kans. on Wednesday, July 14, for the 10th edition of the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget event which honors the life and memory of the Kansas racer who perished during a 2009 USAC Midget event in Knoxville, Iowa.

The race will mark the lone appearance in the state of Kansas for the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets in 2021 and the 80th overall in series history, which made its debut in the Sunflower State in 1957.

The $4,000-to-win 30-lap feature resumes a north central Kansas tradition after a three-year hiatus. The first nine runnings of the Chad McDaniel Memorial were held annually between 2010 and 2018 on the quarter-mile dirt oval at Solomon Valley, and has been sanctioned by USAC since 2013.

Past winners of the event include Brad Kuhn (2010), Scott Hatton (2012), Christopher Bell (2013 & 2017), Bryan Clauson (2014 & 2016) and Kevin Thomas Jr. (2015 & 2018). The 2011 race was rained out just prior to the start of the feature event.

Solomon Valley marks the second event of a spectacular “Mid-America Midget Week” tour, which brings the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship to the heartland, covering four races over a span of five nights in three different states in the Great Plains.

The “MAMW” tour begins with Tuesday Night Thunder at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla. on July 13, followed the next night by Kansas’ Solomon Valley Raceway on Wednesday, July 15, then concludes with three consecutive nights at Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Neb. for the Midwest Midget Championship, leading off with a practice night on Thursday, July 15 before concluding with full racing events on Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17.

Hot laps will begin at 7pm CDT. More details and ticket information for the Chad McDaniel Memorial, and all of Mid-America Midget Week, will be available soon.

If you’re unable to make it to the track, you can catch all of Mid-America Midget Week LIVE on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/3frPoW6.


 

 

SHIFTING GEARS: McMahan Takes on Larger Role with CJB for 2021
Kofoid and Bayston will take on split schedule with a second car

CARLISLE, PA. - April 29, 2021 - CJB Motorsports is shifting gears on their 2021 schedule.

With the departure of Brent Marks, Paul McMahan will step into the #5 machine and compete for the Flo Racing All Star Circuit of Champions title as well as hitting the big World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events throughout the summer and fall.

McMahan is coming off a strong showing for CJB at the Outlaw Throwdown at Bristol Motospeedway and will look to add more impressive results to his season tally.

The second team for CJB Motorsports will be renumbered the 5X and will see Buddy Kofoid and Spencer Bayston will share the ride with about 30 races being on the tentative schedule.

Partners for both the 5 and 5X will be RE Pierson Constructions, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape and High Performance Lubricants.

"Paul will be in our yellow number 5 with a much bigger schedule than originally planned," explained team manager / crew chief Barry Jackson. "He will run the entire ASCOC schedule as well as all of the big Marquee events like Kings Royals, Knoxville Nationals, Iron Man, and National Open.
CJB made a commitment to the All Stars to have a car on there series for the entire season and we felt it was important to honor that commitment. We are very happy and excited to give Buddy and Spencer an opportunity to fill in their existing schedules and compete in some of the best sprint car racing events in the country. They both have other racing commitments but they each wanted to add some more winged 410 races, we were very happy to do so since we have 2 teams established here now. This gives our other car a 30 race schedule on top of Paul's full schedule. We are very pleased and fortunate to have these three guys Racing for us for the balance of the season."

McMahan 2021 Stats:

Starts: 4
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 1
Top-5's: 2
Top-10's: 3
Heat Race Wins: 1
Dash Wins: 0
Laps Led: 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. Check out FloRacing.com for coverage of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions coverage.

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

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

Partners: R.E. Pierson Construction Co. Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

All Stars Coming to Tri-City Raceway Park

(Franklin, PA April 29, 2021): The Flo Racing All Stars Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil One will come to Tri-City Raceway Park this Sunday, May 2, courtesy of Krill Recycling, LLC of Fennelton. "We have been looking forward to this event for quite some time," said track owner Merle Black. "And, we know that our fans are excited about it, too." It will be a Sprint Car double header at the track located at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township, which is a short distance outside of Franklin. Gary Glass Automotive of Venus, PA will be bringing the RUSH Sprint Cars for the first of several appearances at the track.

Drivers from all across the country will converge at Tri-City Raceway Park as the touring series has a diverse and talented roster for the 2021 season. One of the hottest Sprint Car drivers in the land is current points leader Justin Peck, of Monrovia, IN. Peck has victories in Ohio and Pennsylvania so far this year, and he barely missed another in Virginia recently. Another Hoosier star is Tyler Courtney, the former USAC Sprint Car champion, who is making his transition to winged Sprint Car racing. And, let's not forget Zeb Wise, the youngest driver ever to score a USAC national Midget race win.

California driver Cory Eliason will be in the house, and he is a two-time runner-up on the All Stars tour. Currently third in the points, Eliason will want to make up some ground on his rivals this weekend. Bill Balog, formerly of Alaska, will roll in, and his pedigree is impressive, too. He was the champion of the Wisconsin-based Interstate Racing Association Sprint Cars many times over. Add to the mix Ian Madsen, former champion at the Knoxville Raceway in IA and a prior winner with the World of Outlaws tour. This Aussie would like nothing more than to get his first win on Pennsylvania soil this weekend. Illinois pilot Hunter Schuerenberg was also a regular at Knoxville before hitting the road with the All Stars.

And, speaking of Pennsylvania drivers, the All Stars will have several of them as well. Brent Marks is back in his familiar family-owned car. That's right, the one in which Marks scored a prestigious victory at the National Open held at venerable Williams Grove Speedway. Joining him will be former Central PA champion Lucas Wolfe and Kyle Reinhardt who relocated to the Keystone state to become a full-time racer.

Some other prominent drivers will be on hand for this special event. Greg Wilson, a former series champ now racing out of western Ohio, will be back at Tri-City Raceway Park. He made his season debut last week testing his car against the stiff competition offered in the Shawgo Real Estate LLC Sprint Car division. Paul McMahan was a regular with the All Stars in recent years, but he has cut back to a part-time schedule. Nonetheless, he has the Tri-City date circled on his calendar.

Jack Sodeman, Jr. and A.J. Flick have already scored wins in the two 410 Sprint Car races held this season at Tri-City Raceway Park, and they will lead the contingent of regional racers seeking to defend the home turf. Neither driver has ever won against the All Stars, tough, so could either one break through on Sunday? Other drivers from the Shawgo Realty Sprint Cars include George Hobaugh, who proudly carries the Krill Recycling colors on his car, Carl Bowser, Bob Felmlee, and Brandon and Brent Matus. Looking to rebound from a crash last weekend will be Brandon Spithaler. Spithaler hopes to regain his winning ways with a new car beneath him.

Former track champion, Rod George, will return to Tri-City Raceway Park aboard the Ted Hull owned RUSH Series Sprint Car. Hull has deep roots at Tri-City, too, having fielded Modifieds and Sprint Cars before joining the RUSH Series. They will be challenged by the likes of Gale Ruth, Jr., Brandon Blackshear, and Chad, Brian and Kevin Ruhlman, all names familiar to the Tri-City fans. Many more racers are expected as Tri-City will host the division multiple times in 2021 thanks to the support of Gary Glass Automotive.

The pit gates will open at 2 p.m., and front gates will open at 4 p.m., with racing commencing at 6 p.m. at Tri-City Raceway Park.

Ticket prices for this special event will be $25 for adults (ages 16 and up) and $15 for students (ages 11-16). Children (ages 10 and under) will be admitted for free. Pit passes will be available for $35.

For additional information, please call the track office at 724-967-4601, or e-mail tricityracewaypark2020@gmail.com. You can also check the website at Tri-CityRacewayPark.com or Facebook at Tri City Raceway Park.

 

 

RUSH Sprints Added to Tri-City Raceway Park Docket and Divisional Sponsors Announced

(Franklin, PA April 29, 2021): This Sunday evening (May 2), race fans will not only get to witness the first appearance by Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars in three years at Tri-City Raceway Park, but also the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars in their first of five visits to the Venango County half-mile in 2021! The RUSH Sprint Cars will be presented by Gary Glass Automotive (Venus, PA) and the Washington House (Fryburg, PA) in 2021 at Tri-City.

Sunday's event will pay $600 to-win, $150 to-start as will the June 6 and July 18 events. The Gary Glass Automotive/Washington House RUSH Sprint Cars will then return as part of the two-day Labor Day weekend extravaganza on September 4-5 with a complete show each night paying $1,000 to-win, $175 to-start! The latter will be part of RUSH's four-race "Legends Remembered" Series with more details to be announced on this exciting program.

The Gary Glass Automotive/Washington House RUSH Sprint Cars made two appearances at Tri-City in 2020 with Jeremy Weaver and Zach Morrow victorious. Prior to last year, the RUSH Sprints made a pair of visits in 2018 at Tri-City with Arnie Kent and Chad Ruhlman picking up wins. Will there be another new winner on Sunday evening!?

The Tri-City events will be part of RUSH's $20,000+ Weekly Series Championship presented by Equipment Rental Options, co-owned by RUSH Sprint Car racer Arnie Kent, as the 2021 RUSH Champion will earn $5,000! Past RUSH Champions include Chad Ruhlman (2018-2019) and Jeremy Weaver (2020).

Ruhlman will be driving for Franklin car owner Tim Engles, while 2020 championship car owner Ted Hull of nearby Oil City will have Sprint Car great Rod George behind the wheel. George owns 45 "410" Sprint Car wins at Tri-City. Other local racers competing in the Gary Glass Automotive/Washington House Sprint Car division include Gale Ruth, Jr. and Sr. (Pleasantville), Steve Pedley (Seneca), Brian Hartzell (Oil City), Blaze Myers (Franklin), A.J. MacQuarrie (Titusville), and Ricky Tucker (Titusville) along with many others from throughout the region.

The RUSH Sprint Cars were launched in 2018 as a true "cost containment" non-wing division featuring the Chevrolet Performance RUSH 602 sealed crate engine sold direct from Pace Performance, Fueled by methanol, the RUSH Sprint Cars compete on spec RUSH Hoosier Tires and $150 sealed/spec Bilstein Shocks.

Gary Glass Automotive is located at 733 Old State Rte 157, Venus, PA 16364. Gary Glass Automotive does all kinds of work from inspections to brakes, to exhaust work, motor changes and transmissions. Call them at 814-354-2499.

The Washington House features a full menu of sandwiches, burgers, wings, pizza, fish dinners on Fridays and more along with a full bar. Washington House is located on Main Street in Fryburg, Pa. just off Route 208. Phone 814-354-2929. Like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Washington-House-110522210558514 Click the following link to read about the history of the Washington House https://www.exploreclarion.com/2016/11/06/washington-house-holds-rich-history-in-clarion-county/.

Remember that you can get more information about events, divisions, and sponsorship opportunities at Tri-City Raceway Park by calling the track office at 724-967-4601, or by e-mailing tricityracewaypark2020@gmail.com. Additional information appears on the track website, wwwTri-CityRacewayPark.com, and on Facebook at Tri City Raceway Park. The speedway is located at 3430 State Route 417, in Oakland Township, and it presents affordable family entertainment on Sundays through Labor Day weekend.

 

 

Bonus money on the line for Attica 'regulars' when World of Outlaws invade

ATTICA, Ohio – When the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invades a track that hosts weekly 410 racing like Attica Raceway Park, one of the most exciting things for the fans is cheering on their “regular” racers to beat “the Outlaw invaders.” When the World of Outlaws come to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 21 for the Kistler Engines Classic, the “regular” racers can make a lot of extra money!

Besides the $10,000-to-win feature, Attica Promoter John Bores will once again show his appreciation for the great racing the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints have put on so far this season. Attica will cover the World of Outlaws membership fee for the top 15 in weekly points after the track’s May 14 event.

Also, the track will offer up some bonus money as well! Any driver in the top 15 in points who can take down the World of Outlaws and win the A-main will earn a $2,000 bonus. The highest finisher in the A-main that is in Attica’s top 15 in points will receive a $1,000 bonus. Should the driver in the top 15 in points win the A-main then the next highest finisher in the track’s top 15 in points gets the $1,000 bonus.

Bill Strong of Clyde, Ohio, a long time Attica fan, will give the fast qualifier from among the track’s top 15 in points a $100 bonus as well.

“It wasn’t that long ago that the top three feature finishers at Attica in a World of Outlaws event were not series regulars. Our local competition is among the toughest in the country and we know our teams will be ready when the World of Outlaws come to Attica. It will be an entertaining night for sure,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica.

“John knows the work and costs the local teams have in preparing for these big events and wants to reward them for their dedication not only to the track but to 410 sprint racing,” added LeJeune.

The Fremont Fence 305 Sprints will also be in competition on May 21 for $1,000 to win.

Gates will open at 3 p.m. with racing underway at 7:45 p.m.

Reserved seats for the Kistler Engines Classic are available at www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.woosprint.com.

Fans and race teams should visit www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

 

 

Reutzel Ready for Jacksonville & I-70 after Pair of Bristol Podiums

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (April 28, 2021) – Aaron Reutzel and the Roth Motorsports No. 83 Sprint Car team proved to be resilient during last weekend’s World of Outlaws return to the “Last Great Colosseum”, the Bristol Motor Speedway covered with dirt.

Working through motor changes during the weekend, Reutzel and crew posted podium finishes of second on Friday and then third in Sunday’s finale to extend their run of top-ten finishes in World of Outlaws competition to ten in a row and 14 in the series opening 15 events of the 2021 season.

The consistent efforts have put the leading Rookie of the Year contender on the WoO trail fifth in series points.

Reutzel will try to extend the run of strong outings with this weekend’s events at Illinois’ Jacksonville Speedway on Thursday night and then the series return to Odessa, Missouri’s I-70 Motorsports Park on Friday and Saturday.

Reutzel had his second series win of the season in his sights on Friday night at Bristol, rallying through the field from the ninth starting position and reeling in the leader only to have a late caution foil his momentum as he was poised to make a move for the lead.

“We needed it to go green-to-checkered,” Reutzel said after taking runner-up honors. “We had the car to win, we were a lot better in dirty air.”

Following a Saturday rainout that pushed the Brsitol finale to Sunday, Reutzel won his heat race to land a Dash position and then worked his way from sixth to third by the end of the 25-lap feature following a quick engine change after the Dash.

“We just weren’t quite as good as we were on Friday, I couldn’t really gain the way we did then,” Reutzel explains. “To get two podiums this weekend though says so much about this team, these guys never give up and they do everything they can to give me a car capable of winning.”

It was the team’s third top-five run of the month and sixth in as many series events thus far in April.

Reutzel will try to make it a perfect top-ten month of April on Thursday and Friday and then kick off the month of May in similar fashion on Saturday.

The Clute, TX, racer has exhibited speed in past visits to Jacksonville, establishing the current track record of 10.028 seconds in the series last visit in 2019. Missouri’s I-70 Motorsports Park will be new territory for all involved as the series christens the re-opening of the Speedway after a 35-year absence.

“Our season has been decent so far, we just need to be more consistent from night to night.” Reutzel explains. “It seems like we have a really good car one night and then we’re just kind of so-so the next night. We’re working to get to that place where we’re really good every night, and we’ve been getting closer to that the last few weeks.”

Reutzel and the Roth Motorsports No. 83 team will continue that pursuit this weekend in Illinois and Missouri.

2021 Quick Stats: 25 races, 2 wins, 8 top-fives, 20 top-tens.

Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway on Thursday and I-70 Motorsports Park (Odessa, MO) on Friday and Saturday. Those unable to attend can watch all the action live on www.dirtvision.com.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127. 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.

 

 

DAVE MADER III TO MAKE HIS MUST SEE RACING DEBUT AT ANDERSON

April 28, 2021- 65-year-old Dave Mader III is having quite the week. Mader finished second in Saturday’s ARCA race at Talladega behind winner Coery Heim. Then today Mader announced he plans to compete in the upcoming Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro event at Anderson Motor Speedway in Anderson, South Carolina May 14-15.

Although it will be his first time competing with Must See Racing, it will not be the first time he has competed in winged asphalt sprint car events. The long-time stock car competitor competed years ago. ”I’ve drove one 4 times” explains Mader.”I ran for Johnny Ardis twice at Pensacola and twice at Mobile in the early 2000’s. I have always loved those cars since I was a kid when they were the Supers. I always wanted one and I ended up acquiring one several years ago. Now I’m getting it ready to race and I’m gonna race the damned thing.”

It will be a busy couple of weeks for Mader before heading to Anderson for his MSR debut. “I’m gonna race Montgomery this Saturday with my late model car. Then I’m gonna practice my ARCA car at Charlotte for that race which is the week after Anderson. After the Charlotte test is over I gotta test the sprint car in-between. It’s turned out to be a busy May. We just do it for fun.”

Mader has had a very impressive career up to this point. He has made starts in all three of NASCAR’s national touring series. He is the 1978 “Snowball Derby” winner. He is also the 1985-88 All-American Challenge Series champion.
After the Anderson Motor Speedway events, Mader insists there will be more, and this isn’t an one-off weekend. ”We plan to race with Must See Racing at Montgomery in the fall. There is talk of possible events at Pensacola and Mobile before the year is over. We may do those events also”.

Mader, who currently resides in Irvington, Alabama, has lofty expectations for his Must See debut. ”I go to win. I’ve been doing that for fifty years. 350 feature wins now, I’m not that type of person that’s gonna be happy just to be there” concluded Mader”.

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Earn First Top 10 of 2021 at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 28, 2021) - Justin Henderson and car owner Mike Sandvig recorded their best feature finish of the 2021 season last Saturday with an eighth-place showing at Knoxville Raceway.

"It wasn't a horrible night, but definitely not what we wanted with starting fourth," Henderson said. "We're not quite where we need to be yet, but we are definitely getting closer and we'll keep working at it."

Henderson kicked off the evening by laying down a lap of 15.852 seconds in time trials, which was good enough for fifth quickest out of 24 drivers. He followed that up by finishing fourth in a heat race.

"We were fast, but we were still a good bit off from quick time," he said. "We were good enough to get right in through the heat race, but I kind of measure our program off what the other top guys at Knoxville are doing and we still have a little bit to go to be there."

Henderson lined up for the feature on the outside of the second row and he fell back to fifth on the opening lap. He capitalized on an early restart to move back into the fourth position, but the handling on the car faded during the second half of the A Main and he settled for eighth.

The top-10 run was the first of the season for Henderson and Sandvig. After two races at Knoxville the team sits sixth in the championship standings.

"The more the fuel load came off the harder it got to control the car in the turns," he said. "The motor is running really well, but we just need to get better setup-wise and get this thing figured out."

Next on tap for Henderson and Sandvig will be a return to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday. Henderson is hoping to be able to capitalize on the early speed the team has shown in time trials to be better late in the night.

"I think all together we will be better this weekend, but then again I said that last weekend," he said. "This is a new car and it definitely takes time to get things figured out and dialed in. We want to be a car that can sit on the podium every week and to do that you need to be good at all times of the night. I'm really looking forward to getting back to the track as I can feel how close we are and it's just a matter of putting it all together."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 24 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 8 (4).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Heartland Kitchen Solutions

Heartland Kitchen Solutions is a Pepperidge Farm route that services the Des Moines, Iowa, area large and small stores. Owned by race fan Curt Plough, who is a retired U.S Army First Sergeant, the business provides exceptional cookies, crackers, breads and more that carry a 75-year tradition of feeding families.

"Mike and Justin are kind of a low budget team and I always enjoy being a part of the underdog mentality," Plough said. "They kind of remind me of myself and I'm happy to help take them over the hump with our support."

Sandvig would also like to thank Eszlinger Electric, Mamma's Pizza of Wellsville, Morton Buildings, Emory Transmission, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, GRP Motorsports, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, SBS FK Shocks, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Rider Racing Engines, Triple X Race Co., Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Crouch Garners Runner-Up Result at Lucas Oil Speedway and Top 10 at Valley Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (April 28, 2021) - Brenham Crouch tied his career-best result in a midget last Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway, which hosted the 10th annual Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps Open Wheel Showdown.

Crouch was strong throughout his debut at the dirt oval in Wheatland, Mo., guiding a Toyota Racing backed Keith Kunz Motorsports midget from seventh to win a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League heat race. That put him on the pole for the main event.

"We had a pretty fortunate heat race and we were able to win from the back, which put us on the pole for the feature," he said. "Daison (Pursley) got by us, but then he had a problem so we regained the lead. (Emerson) Axsom took the lead late and we ran second. A couple of driver errors cost me that race. That was on me messing up turns one and two."

Crouch led the first three laps of the 30-lap feature. He also held the point from the middle of the race until Axsom's pass with six laps remaining. Couch's second-place showing was his fourth podium of the season.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Valley Speedway, which had its race postponed from Friday because of wet weather. Crouch placed second in a heat race before capping the night with a ninth-place result in the A Main.

"I started 11th and there was a caution on Lap 1 that moved me up a row," he said. "Then I gained a couple of spots. I biked up in turns one and two and lost a few spots. I drove back up to almost a top five with 10 laps to go. I went to the bottom to pass someone. I missed the line a bit and someone hooked me, which turned me to the infield. I was lucky to recover. I think I got by a couple more at the end to scrap my way into the top 10."

The solid weekend moved Crouch to sixth in the championship standings.

A USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series event at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., is this Friday and Saturday.

"I went there once last year," Crouch said. "I feel like for my first time there we were pretty successful. Qualifying was pretty good and we held our own the rest of the night. I'm excited going back and I think we'll get around the track pretty good."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 24 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (7); Feature: 2 (1).

April 25 - Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 9 (11).

MIDGET SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.brenhamcrouch.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brenhamcrouch1

INQUIRIES -

For inquiries regarding Brenham Crouch and his racing program please contact Chris Wheeler at chris@wheelermotorsportsconsulting.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Toyota Racing/TRD

Toyota Racing is an industry leader within motor sports. For more information, visit https://www.toyota.com/racing/ .

"I'm thankful for Toyota Racing and Toyota Racing Development for giving me a chance," Crouch said. "They are long-time supporters of Keith Kunz Motorsports and I'm grateful for the opportunity I have to drive for such a strong team with great partners like Toyota Racing and TRD."

Crouch would also like to thank Toyota Racing/TRD, Mobil 1, Curb Records, IWX, Hi-Plains Building Division, Hi-Plains Electric, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wilson Wrecker Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Driven Performance, Simpson Race Products, Driven Midwest, Lineman Motorsports, Mychron-Tom, CMS Promotions, Bell Helmets, CSI Shocks, Swindell Bleeders, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium, Wheeler Motorsports Consulting and Joey Starnes Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Pittman Transitions from One Seat to Another

Ultra Shield Race Products has been a recognizable brand in the motorsports industry for over 34 years. At the end of April, Robert & Donna Bass will hand over the reins of Ultra Shield to Daryn & Mandy Pittman. “We are both excited to build on the legacy that Robert and Donna have made in the industry. We will continue to manufacture high quality racing products for our customers with dreams of building the brand for many years to come. We are proud and honored that Robert & Donna are confident in us to continue growing Ultra Shield within the motorsports industry,” said Daryn Pittman.

Robert & Donna Bass started Ultra Shield Race Products in 1987 by manufacturing tearoffs, but the business quickly progressed at the request of racers to include seats, belts and nets. “We have always tried to listen to the racers and make adjustments to help ensure their safety and comfort while using our products. We feel privileged to be part of an industry that has allowed us to build Ultra Shield Race Products. We would like to thank the racers, customers and dealers for their support, suggestions, and loyalty. We are looking forward to working with Daryn & Mandy, and helping them transition to business owners. We are excited to see where they can take the business and feel the future of Ultra Shield is in good hands,” stated Robert.

In his 25 years of racing with the World of Outlaws, Daryn has been extremely successful in his own right, having achieved a WoO championship in 2013, and a total of 86 WoO wins, which ranks him 9th on the all-time win list with the series. As stated in late 2020, Daryn Pittman made the decision to step away from racing full time on the World of Outlaws tour to pursue other opportunities. “I am extremely passionate about the safety aspect of all forms of racing, and I am excited to be able to take over a brand that I chose to keep me safe in the race car since 1999. The opportunity to purchase Ultra Shield Race Products and continue to carry it into the future could not be passed up. We are excited to learn all that Robert & Donna can teach us, and we are thankful that they will remain on board to help us navigate the business,” stated Daryn.

Ultra Shield manufactures components across many forms of motorsports including dirt and asphalt, ovals, road courses, and drag strips throughout the world. Ultra Shield manufactures a variety of race car safety products including seats, seat belts, window nets, and tearoffs all made in house in Flint, TX. All seats are customized to meet the unique needs of the customers and their chassis, while providing the safety requirements to compete at the highest levels. Seat belts are offered in a wide range of colors and sizes with the ever popular all black hardware. Window nets can be made to order, while tearoffs come in over 30 styles and fit over a dozen different manufacturers. At Ultra Shield, we are committed to providing high quality products that our customers have become accustomed to, while proudly making all products in the USA.

Please visit our social media outlets to receive more information about our products, or place an order today at www.UltraShieldRace.com!

 

 

Jacksonville Speedway

I wanted to get the word out about how to get in touch with us and ticket info for this Thursday's World of Outlaw event in Jacksonville.

First, All weather models in pretty well in agreement that Thursday evening in Jacksonville is going to be dry with skies clearing. They are also in agreement that we are going to get some rain Wednesday. So the status of our Outlaw show should be well-known before any of you start to make the trip. I have two different numbers for you. Either TEXT my personal cell at 217-371-3653 (it might take 30 mins or so for me to reply) or CALL our track hotline at 217-207-6426 and listen to the latest recording. I update that recording as soon as anything changes for the negative. If you are still getting our general informational message about the event - you can bet that as of the moment you called we are still racing.

We absolutely fully intend to be racing Thursday night. We can handle a reasonable amount of rain Wednesday. The track is packed in, pits are pretty firm etc and we think most of Thursday is going to be dry.

And unlike our typical Outlaw show, there will be tickets available at the window when you get here. We've sold about 2/3 of our tickets, but since your phone Weather App has started putting raindrop icons on Wed and Thursday, the other 1/3 we usually sell in the 48 hours before the race aren't moving until that icon changes.

If you are making a long trip and are at all worried about tickets, buy them on your way here on Thursday online at www.jacksonvillespeedway.com. We can scan the email from your phone. No need to print. Or walk-up and buy them. But please don't call or text asking for me to hold you some. That takes an incredible amount of time on a race day.

Grandstands open at 4:00 for anyone with a ticket in hand. (Small reward for purchasing in advance). Window for walk-up sales will open at 4:30. Hot laps/qualifying at 6:00. Racing at 7:00. We expect to be done around 9.

So keep your plans for Thursday night open. Check our hotline before you leave, then maybe grab a ticket online. But come with confidence because once we are clear to race Thursday morning, we won't be getting any more rain later. We will get you in and out of here. Only one class of cars racing - and those are the ones you are paying to see.

Again, text me if you have any questions.

Thanks

Kenny Dobson
Jacksonville Speedway
jacksonvillespeedway@gmail.com
217-371-3653


 

 

ALL STAR SPRINTS SET FOR 1ST OF 4 VISITS IN 2021 TO SHARON ON SATURDAY; RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS ALSO PART OF THE SHOW

April 28, 2021


(Hartford, OH)…After a successful 2021 season opener despite the threatening weather last Saturday, Sharon Speedway looks forward to great weather in the forecast for this Saturday night (May 1) as the 92nd anniversary season rolls on with the first appearance of the season by the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars presented by Mobil 1 for the "Buckeye Cup". The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will round out the program on Lincoln Electric Night. Warmups begin at 6:15 p.m. followed by qualifying and racing.

Fans can not only experience viewing from the frontstretch and backstretch grandstands, but also from the infield fan zone. The fan zone, which includes a concessions and restrooms, debuted in 2020 during the COVID-19 shortened season. Sharon is the only track in the area to have viewing from the unique infield perspective. There will be times throughout the night when fans can cross on the frontstretch back and forth.

Saturday will mark the first of four appearances by the All Stars at Sharon in 2021 as Tony Stewart's Series will return on Tuesday, June 15 for Ohio Speedweek followed by the "Lou Blaney Memorial" on Saturday, July 10 and Justin Snyder's "Salute to the Troops" on Sunday, July 11. All four events will pay $6,000 to-win, $550 to start.

The All Stars will bring a quality and diverse field of 12 full-time competitors to Sharon on Saturday including points leader Justin Peck along with Ian Madsen, Cory Eliason, Tyler Courtney, Brent Marks, Zeb Wise, Hunter Schuerenberg, Kyle Reinhardt, Bill Balog, Lucas Wolfe, Cap Henry, and T.J. Michael. In addition, Paul McMahan and Greg Wilson will be in action to take on the regional stars of Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

The All Stars have had nine different winners in 10 events in 2021 as only World of Outlaws racer Donny Schatz has repeated. Three-time Series champion, Aaron Reutzel, has a victory, but he's moved on to the WoO this year leaving the points chase wide open. Others winners include Logan Schuchart, Carson Macedo, Peck, Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson, Logan Wagner, and Anthony Macri.

Saturday will be the first of 13 shows for the "410" Sprint Cars in 2021 at Sharon as in addition to the four All Star shows and one World of Outlaws event on May 22, there will be eight other non-sanctioned shows paying $3,000 to-win. The retired Ed Lynch, Jr. leads the all-time Sharon "410" Sprint Car win list at 50, while Dave Blaney earned his 32nd career Sharon "410" win last year and sits second. After a 10-year layoff, Bob Felmlee has returned to racing this year. Felmlee was the 2007 track champion and has 14 career wins, two more than two-time champion, Jack Sodeman, Jr.

The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will also be part of the show racing for $600 to-win. Like the Sprints, Saturday will be the first appearance by the RUSH Mods at Sharon in 2021. Due to COVID-19, the RUSH Mods only raced at Sharon three times in 2020 with Chas Wolbert winning two and Garrett Krummert the other. This year will mark the eighth year of existence for the division, which has averaged over a full field of cars annually. Past track champions include Kole Holden (2017 & 2019), Krummert (2018), Brandon Ritchey (2016), and Greg Martin (2015).

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply presents the Pace Performance RUSH Sportsman Modified Weekly Series Championship that pays the top 20 RUSH member drivers for their best 12 races across the region with a record $3,500 going to the champion. Saturday's show kicks off year two of the "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championship presented by Wedge Motorsports. That Series takes into account all races run between Sharon and Raceway 7 as the top eight drivers will share in the $2,500 point fund with $1,000 going to the champion.

There is no Sharon registration fee. One-way driver radios are mandatory; channel 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $25. If you have yet to register for the 2021 season, please bring the registration form with you completed http://www.sharonspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/RegistrationFormSharon2021.pdf
Pits passes will go on sale at 3 p.m. with grandstands at 4. Sprint Car motor heat is scheduled for 6 p.m. followed by warmups, Sprint Car qualifying and racing. Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $25. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be reserved online https://sharonspeedway.simpletix.com/. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE. Pit passes are $35. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.
The "410" Sprint Cars will return on Saturday, May 8 in a non-sanctioned event for $3,000 to-win and will be joined by the Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Whelen Econo Mods. Race time is 7 p.m.

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

 

 

SawBlade.com's Bogucki Heading East to Tackle Battle of the Groves

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 28, 2021) - Scott Bogucki is bound for the East Coast this weekend for a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader.

The SawBlade.com sponsored sprint car driver will invade Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday and Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Saturday during the Rite Way Sealing & Paving Inc. Battle of the Groves.

"I like the challenge," he said. "I'm thankful we have our half-mile program really pointed in the right direction."

Bogucki made his debut at both tracks in 2018, finishing in the B Main at Williams Grove Speedway before hustling to an eighth-place result at Selinsgrove Speedway.

"It was a struggle, but I've come a long way since then," he said. "I'm hoping we can get straight into the feature (through the heat races) and run decent."

Bogucki raced last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where he was on pace to contend for his first feature victory of the season and second career at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World.' He set quick time during qualifying and charged from sixth to second place in a heat race.

"We are for sure getting a handle on the place," he said. "I think we're pointed in the right direction."

Bogucki led the first five laps of the feature before falling to second. However, his car came alive in traffic and he was closing on the leader when a parts problem forced him to exit the track with a handful of laps remaining.

"The cam spud stripped," he said. "We were running the bottom and it was super narrow. We were one of the few cars that could keep it down there. A couple of guys got by me. I crept to the cushion because we were so tight. I got by Lee Grosz and was running down the leader at a rapid rate. Then all of a sudden it was like it shut off and we were out of the race."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 24 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: DNF (1).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., for the Rite Way Sealing & Paving Inc. Battle of the Groves with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. Additionally, SawBlade.com is the official saw blade of the American Sprint Car Series and the title sponsor of every ASCS National Tour main event as well as the Victory Lane sponsor.

"Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive," Bogucki said. "They have stuck with me as we've continued to build our race team and develop into a consistent contender. I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Bryant Paver Motorsports, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, TJ Forged, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Racing Suspension, Maxim Chassis, Kaeding Performance and Howard Law for their support.

 

 

Red Hot Swanson Ready for Unusual Double-Dip at Winchester

There is only one driver currently planning an unusual double-dip of racing action at Winchester Speedway during the Month of Speed in Indiana.

Indianapolis’ own Kody Swanson plans to compete in his regular open-wheel racing capacity during USAC’s return to the World’s Fastest Half Mile with the Rich Vogler Classic on Sunday, May 9. Not only a week-and-a-half later, Swanson will climb behind the wheel of a stock car and battle the legendary Winchester racetrack in Fly Over States 150 Super Late Model race on Tuesday, May 18.

“I’m excited to pick up speed in May and I’m excited to be back at Winchester. It’s been a while for me and I’m thrilled to be part of the first Silver Crown race to be held at the track,” Swanson said. “We’ll get the chance to run some Super Late Models there as well; it should be a good time.”

The five-time USAC Silver Crown champion is on a bit of a hot-streak. He comes off his first career Super Late Model win on Sunday, in CRA Super Series competition at another high-banked track, Salem Speedway. He also won during Florida Speedweeks in February in Pro Late Model competition at New Smyrna Speedway.

“I’m still very new to Late Models and I haven’t run a Super much, but now we got ourselves a win,” Swanson told us after his win at Salem. “Team Platinum has had a lot of success in the Late Model ranks and they have a Winchester 400 victory to their credit. It would be great to get a win there too. I’m really excited to give it my best shot.”

Most will say his best shot will be in the USAC Silver Crown Series’ inaugural visit to Winchester on May 9 with Doran Racing.

Swanson has three previous starts at Winchester in Sprint Car competition. His best finish came in the most recent Rich Vogler Classic held at the track, when he finished fourth in USAC’s final Sprint Car race on asphalt ten years ago.

After having been away from Winchester for the last seven years, there are a few things Swanson hasn’t forgotten about the facility.

“You remember the banking and the speed, those are probably the two things that stare you in

the face every lap,” explained the native Californian. “It definitely is a tricky place and it’s hard to get comfortable at. I’m hoping that we can get up to speed and feel good the first little bit with a lot of racing still to go.”

After spending more than a decade with Silver Crown and completely rewriting the record book in the process, Swanson is making a change to his racing plans. He is scheduled to race only the pavement races with the series, while still competing in other open-wheel events around the state of Indiana.

That will allow him to balance his open-wheel racing, with a budding career in the stock car wars as well.

And now he has his eyes set on a pair of wins at Winchester Speedway during the month of May.

“With USAC coming up first, that’s the first one you look at; it’s one race at a time. We haven’t gotten to run Silver Crown cars there. Every Silver Crown win is special and it would be great to add a new track to the series list; to get a win there would mean a lot.

“It will be the first time I'll race for Doran Racing in the Silver Crown Series,” continued Swanson. “It’s their first-ever start and it’s the season opener (for Silver Crown) too. It would be great to come out of the gate competitive and to leave there with a win would mean a lot.”

Tickets for both events are now available for purchase online at winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.

For more information regarding the two events, please visit the track’s website at winchesterspeedway.com. You can follow @FastestHalfMile on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to like the Winchester Speedway Facebook page.

 

 

Silver Dollar Speedway debut on deck for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour Saturday
Tarter Memorial to pay $3,500-to-win/ $400-to-start

By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA – April 27, 2021…Enthusiasm is radiating through the air as the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards gets set to converge at Silver Dollar Speedway for the first time ever this Saturday night.

The event marks the eighth David Tarter Memorial, which pays tribute to former Sprint Car driver David Tarter, who lost his life in a pit area accident during a race at Silver Dollar Speedway in June of 2012. David was an up and coming racer that never had a large budget and worked hard for everything he had in the sport. The night we lost him was certainly an emotional one for all.

This weekend also happens to be the grand reopening of Silver Dollar Speedway with fans in the stands and dubbed as the “Spring Nationals,” which showcases two nights of Winged 360 racing. The $3,000-to-win/ $250-to-start “Bill Brownell Memorial” launches everything on Friday, while the SCCT sanctioned David Tarter Memorial caps it all off Saturday, handing out $3,500-to-win/ $400-to-start the 24-car feature.

Camping is available on the fairgrounds during the much-anticipated weekend. Please stop by the fair office on your way in to pay. All race teams please be advised that you need to enter the facility through the Costco side entrance off Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.

“I can’t tell you how excited we are to finally have fans back in the stands at Chico,” commented Silver Dollar Speedway Announcer and CEO Troy Hennig. “Paying tribute to Bill Brownell, David Tarter and welcoming in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour for the first time is huge. It should be an amazing weekend for old friendships to be rekindled at the track. It’s been over 400 days since we’ve had fans in these stands and they will have a great show to watch on Friday and Saturday.”

For the first time in his career Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox goes into Saturday as the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards point leader. The driver of the C&M Motorsports No. 7C ran fourth last Saturday in Petaluma and brings a six-point advantage over Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick into the David Tarter Memorial. Carrick captured the SCCT opener in March and has claimed a couple of victories in his career at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Ryan Bernal, four-time Chico champion Andy Forsberg and Jodie Robinson complete the top-five in points. With two rounds complete the remainder of the top-10 is comprised of Colby Copeland, Chase Majdic, Sean Becker, Tristin Guardino and Kalib Henry. Becker, a seven-time Silver Dollar Speedway track champion, ranks as one of the heavy favorites going into Saturday. The “Shark” raced to victory during the inaugural David Tarter Memorial in 2013.

All cars that competed at both Sprint Car Challenge Tour events held thus far are eligible for the $500 Kyle Larson Racing Bonus if they win at Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday. If they can do so, it will make for a $4,000 total payday. This Saturday’s Bianchi Farms qualifying will also receive an extra $500 boost from Kyle Larson Racing to make overall Fast Time worth $600.

Adult tickets for this Saturday May 1st cost $23, juniors 12-15 and seniors 62+ are $20, kids 6-11 are $8, while five and under are free. The pit gate for competitors opens at approximately 3pm, while the front gate for spectators opens at 5pm.

Race fans are directed to purchase tickets online by visiting https://www.eventsprout.com/event/silver-dollar-speedway

The Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, a half-mile west of SR 99 on Park Ave in Chico, California. For directions and a map visit http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/fan-info/directions/

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kyle Larson Racing, Pit Stop USA, Bianchi Farms, Bullard Construction, D&D Roofing, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

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Upcoming Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards Events

Saturday May 1: Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico (David Tarter Memorial)

Friday May 14: Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford (Peter Murphy Classic)

Sunday May 30: Marysville Raceway (Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial)

 

 

Bill Balog Claims Victory at the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Season Opener

Hartland, Wisconsin (April 27th, 2021) – After nearly a month on the road Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports enjoyed a “home game” at the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association season opener at Beaver Dam Raceway. The North Pole Nightmare qualified second quick locking him into the dash and an eventual 6th place starting position in the A-Main. The Anderson’s Maple Syrup 17B driver wasted no time, powered by Hans Lein’s Mopar engine, rocketing to the lead before the first completed circuit and never looked back to lead all 30 laps en route to his first victory of the season and 128th IRA A-Main event win of his career.

“Racing with the All Star Circuit of Champions is a high level of intensity and it really helped us tonight early in the A-Main. It was great to get the win and see so many friends like Greg Renderman and previous championship winning car owner Mike Urner. A ton of people came out and stopped by the trailer in the cold Wisconsin weather.”

Despite the limited amount of highway miles, the night was far from easy as the B Squared Motorsports team “thrashed all night” getting the car prepped for the A-Main. “After stumbling early we changed gearing, rear torsion bars and worked to tighten the car up all night,” said driver Bill Balog. The team even changed spark plugs on the Hans Lein owned Mopar engine after routine maintenance fouled a plug and affected the early portion of the evening.

Upcoming Racing Schedule

Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports will be rejoining the All Star Circuit of Champions series competition on April 30th through May 2nd on a three-race swing that represents the teams first visit to each of the three tracks. Joe Taylor will join the team in the pits for the swing that starts at Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) and continues on consecutive nights at Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) for the Buckeye Cup Classic and concludes at Tri City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA).

Sponsors:

Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup, CK Contractors LLC, Buesser Concrete, Wisecup Siding, Howard Law, Wayne Corini, CPA, Lein Acres, Rocky Rococo's Pizza, Forest Brook Farms LLC/Forest Brook Trucking LLC, Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee, Utica Bar, Mr. Jim's Racing, Sam I Am, DSG, Turn It Up Media, M3 Custom Creations, All Star Performance, Behling Racing Equipment, HRP, FK Rod Ends, Outerwears Inc., Dirty Slide Jobs, Midland Performance Inc., K1 Race Gear, XYZ Machining, BLZ

Social Media:

For up-to date information please follow Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Website: http://www.billbalog.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bsqdmotorsports

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

Merchandise:

Those seeking the latest merchandise should visit http://www.billbalog.com/shopping/

About Bill Balog

Hometown North Pole, AK

Nickname The North Pole Nightmare

Racing Since 2000

Children Dylan & Cole

Bill grew up in North Pole, AK racing dirt bikes and snowmobiles. It was apparent from a young age he had a need for speed. His sprint car career started later than most, getting into his first car at age 20. Bill quickly fell in love with the sport and moved down to Washington to pursue his passion further. Bill would eventually end up in Wisconsin where he joined the IRA Sprint car series and has become the winningest feature winner to date.

Career Highlights

10 Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series Championships

2016 - World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Win, Beaver Dam Raceway

2015 - National Sprint League, 4th place season championship

2015 - National Sprint League, two victories

About B2 Motorsports

B Squared Motorsports is the combined efforts of driver Bill Balog and Ryan Buesser to form a team to compete at the highest level of winged sprint car racing. In 2015, Hans Lein joined the duo to further expand the capabilities of the #17b racing program.

Bill Balog “The North Pole Nightmare”, hailing from North Pole, Alaska, and B Squared Motorsports have dominated the 410 Bumper to Bumper IRA sprint car series with 10 championships (2008-2014, 2016-2017, 19-20) since being named rookie of the year in 2005. Balog is a 127-time IRA main event winner, which is the most all-time. In comparison, Joe Roe is second on the all-time list with 61. In 2016, Bill bested the World of Outlaws and scored his first series victory at the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway.

The championship winning team, based out of Hartland, WI, partnered with Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup to compete full time with Tony Stewart’s FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for the 2021 season.

 

 

Reutzel Lands on Pair of Podiums During Bristol Throwdown

PETERSEN MEDIA- One of the marquee events on the 2021 schedule came and went over the weekend, and when the dust settled on the Bristol Throwdown, Aaron Reutzel and the Roth Motorsports team came away with two podium finishes.

“It was pretty cool to run Bristol and have the success we had” Reutzel said. “Friday night I thought we had the car to beat in traffic, but a late yellow killed all of our momentum and gave Gravel an open track and he was extremely good in open track. Sunday we weren’t quite as good as we were on Friday, but to get back on the podium despite the mechanical issues we had really is big momentum builder for us, and that is huge out on the road.”

Friday night saw Reutzel time the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Col./HR Livestock Transportation mount in 12th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Racing to a third-place finish in his Drydene heat race, Reutzel would grid the field from the ninth starting spot in the 25-lap feature event. When the feature went green, the Clute, TX driver was quick to the high scary side a ‘The Last Great Coliseum.”

Once on the top shelf, Reutzel began to make up a ton of ground as he marched the Roth Motorsports entry forward. As the laps clicked down, and the leaders raced in traffic, Reutzel was coming with a head of steam as he worked into second and began to chase after race leader, David Gravel.

Looking like he may have the momentum to get by Gravel in traffic, an untimely yellow flag flew and halted Reutzel’s progress and took the leaders out of traffic. When racing resumed, Gravel got away from Reutzel, though he was able to finish second on this night.

With rain pushing the Bristol Throwdown finale to Sunday afternoon, Reutzel continued to show speed at the famed high banked ½ mile as he timed in sixth fastest in qualifying.

Picking up a heat race win in convincing fashion, Reutzel’s sixth place finish in the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash would place him in the third row for the final feature event of the weekend.

Able to work his way forward during Sunday’s feature, Reutzel looked to be primed for another Top-Five as he ran in fourth late in the race. Having a little luck on his side, Reutzel would end up picking a position late and capping his weekend off with a third-place finish.

“Big thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth for their continued support,” Reutzel said. “We overcame a lot this weekend, and as I said, huge boost for us to get out of Bristol with a couple of podium runs.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co., HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, Triple X Race Co., AL Drive Lines, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Wings Unlimited, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, and Team Simpson for their support in 2021.

ON TAP: Reutzel and Roth Motorsports will be at Jacksonville Speedway on Thursday night before a traveling to I-70 Motorsports Park on Friday and Saturday.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-2, Top-5’s-8, Top-10’s-19

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports.

 

 

Ramey Excited to Invade Lakeside Speedway and Knoxville Raceway This Week

Inside Line Promotions - WHEATLAND, Mo. (April 27, 2021) - Gunner Ramey is looking to rebound this weekend after a barrage of incidents kept him from advancing into the night's A Main last Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

The Terry Doogs Racing driver didn't make it to the initial green flag start of his heat race before the trouble started. A fellow competitor misjudged the drop of the green flag and jumped the start, causing a chain reaction that resulted in a damaged front axle for Ramey's No. 21 machine.

Ramey and his crew went to work repairing the car to make it onto the track in time for the B Main. He started 10th and passed three cars by the time the checkered flag was waved to finish seventh, which was one position shy of making the main event.

"It just seems we never have any good luck at that place," he said. "We've had mechanical problems, engine failures and accidents there in the past and we had another accident there this weekend. Hopefully we can get that monkey off our backs at Lucas Oil Speedway one of these nights and just have a clean run."

Despite the setback over the weekend, Ramey continues to have a positive outlook.

"It's racing and those types of things happen," he said. "You just need to brush them off as they come and prepare for the next night."

The 18-year-old driver is set to race twice this week. Ramey will compete on Thursday night at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the ASCS Warrior Region and again on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"I'm so excited to get to Lakeside and avenge last weekend," he said. "When you have a rough night at the track, you just want to put it behind you as fast as you can."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 24 - Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. - Heat race: 9 (3); B Main: 7 (10).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the ASCS Warrior Region and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gunnerramey_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RameyRacing28

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mid-Mo Equipment

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

"I'm super thankful to have Mid-Mo Equipment and Bryant Paver on board this year," Ramey said. "It's a great partnership and I'm excited to represent them well."

Ramey would also like to thank Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Next LED, Retrieving Freedom, Starline Brass, Stax, G&T Farms, SureCoat Powdercoating, T.R. Welding, Ostrich Racing Engines, Embry Snow Removal, Rockwell Security and Terry Doogs Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Boulton Focused on Consistency in Return to Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRIGHTON, Tenn. (April 27, 2021) - Tucker Boulton is aiming to back up his first career top five in the 360ci winged sprint car division with another stellar run this weekend.

Boulton posted a fifth-place showing during his most recent outing on April 10 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. This Saturday he will head to another bullring in Arkansas as Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis hosts the Spring Fling Special.

"I'm feeling a lot more comfortable in this new car," he said. "We have a good concept of how to set the car up and what to do for situations. I'm very confident going into our home track."

Boulton has logged a lot of laps in a 305ci winged sprint car at Riverside International Speedway, where he also made his 360 sprint car debut earlier this month. He posted an 11th-place result and is seeking to take another step forward in his development in the new sprint car division.

"I'm looking for another top five if not better," he said. "It's going to take consistency. With these 360 guys the more consistent you are the faster you are. We are learning every time we hit the track."

Wet weather washed out a planned race for Boulton last weekend.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Spring Fling Special

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoultonMotorspt

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - R.E. Enterprises

Based in Memphis, Tenn., R.E. Enterprises is a one-stop solution for sprint car parts and racing supplies, racing and performance shock services, chassis repairs and fabrication, and custom welding or machining needs. For more information, visit http://www.RacingEclipse.com.

"The team at R.E. Enterprises helped us put together our 360 sprint car during the offseason and have been great to work with," Boulton said. "Any time we've needed race car parts they get them to us quickly."

Boulton would also like to thank Henderson Recovery, NAPA Auto Parts in Millington, Tenn., Aloha Pools & Spas, DHR Suspension, Simpson Race Products, Transforming Bodies & Minds and Jacqueline Savoy Photography for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Eager for Pennsylvania Swing With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (April 27, 2021) - Alex Hill is excited to compete at a pair of Pennsylvania tracks this weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"I'm really looking forward to racing at Williams Grove and Selinsgrove this week," she said. "I raced at both of them a couple of years ago. They're bigger tracks, the kind I enjoy racing on the most."

Hill is hoping for good weather that will offer two consecutive nights of racing during the Rite Way Sealing & Paving Inc. Battle of the Groves. She's only competed in five nights of racing this year and just once in nearly the last four weeks.

"Our season has went pretty well so far, but we just really need to get some more races in," she said. "We're racing a new J&J car this year and I like it. But I need to get more comfortable in it and the only way I can do that is by racing. Hopefully this weekend will give us that opportunity."

A bonus for traveling to Pennsylvania this week for Hill and her team will be the close proximity to home.

"We'll be about seven hours from home," she said. "Unfortunately, the border is still pretty much closed. But we'll be close enough to home to where we should see a lot of locals from our area so that will be nice."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., for the Rite Way Sealing & Paving Inc. Battle of the Groves with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - XYZ Machining

XYZ Machining is a manufacturer of aluminum and titanium sprint car parts located in Warsaw, Ind. Visit http://www.xyzmachining.com or XYZ Machining, Inc. on Facebook for more information.

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

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

 

 

Dover Progresses Throughout First Trip of the Season to Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 27, 2021) - Jack Dover tied for the most positions gained in the A Main last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

It was a positive to cap Dover's first visit of the season to 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World.'

"We were struggling all day," he said. "We were late getting there and drew bad. In hot laps and time trials and the heat race I didn't adjust my high speed correctly. I think being behind and late I spaced it. Come the B Feature I messed with the high speed and didn't get a chance to tweak on the car, but it got better. Then come A Feature time we tweaked on the car and got it to where it was somewhat comfortable. We'll have a baseline to start with the next time we go there."

Dover improved throughout the night on the half-mile oval, where he qualified 25th quickest before advancing from seventh to sixth place in a heat race, from fifth to third place in the B Main and from 23 rd to 13th in the main event.

"I'm not happy with the result, but I'm happy with our progress," he said. "That was definitely a learning night. We found out what the car likes as far as bars and the shock combination. I'm sure I can fine-tune more."

This weekend features an ASCS Warrior Region event on Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., where Dover was last victorious in 2012. He posted a fourth-place result during his most recent visit in 2018.

Dover plans on wrapping up this weekend by returning to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 24 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 3 (5); Feature: 13 (23).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with the ASCS Warrior Region and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Husker Diesel

Husker Diesel, which is based in Gretna, Neb., offers in-house fabrication and specialty TIG welding, general automotive diagnostics and repair, engine and transmission building, pulling and racing truck builds, custom exhaust, alignments for over-sized and custom off-road trucks, wheel and tire packages, suspension work, custom dyno tuning, performance parts and much more all under one roof. For more information, visit http://www.HuskerDiesel.com.

"Husker Diesel has been with our team for the last couple of years," Dover said. "I've known Jake, who is a head guy there for 10 or 15 years. We've become close friends and I'm grateful for the support of everyone at Husker Diesel."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, Thorpe's Body Shop, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Speedway Graphics, Speedway Engines, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Enjoys Smooth Night at Knoxville as Trip To Pennsylvania Looms

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 27, 2021) - Last Saturday was mission accomplished for Garet Williamson, who made it through the night unscathed at Knoxville Raceway.

Bryant Paver Motorsports has seen a rough start to the 2021 season and after Friday's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour show in Missouri was rained out, the team ventured to 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World' in search of some momentum.

"In hot laps we were really fast," Williamson said. "I think I should have stuck the bottom on both laps of qualifying, but that was our best result in qualifying there so that was good."

Williamson qualified 19th quickest and he finished where he started - second - in a heat race. That garnered enough points to lock into the 17th starting position in the 18-lap main event.

"We wanted to get laps and some seat time, and we didn't try anything crazy," he said. "I ran the bottom for 18 laps. I've never run the bottom that many laps in a row. That's a hard place to run the bottom. It was nice to have a smooth night and build some confidence and momentum."

Williamson's 15th-place result was his sixth top five of the season.

The team is heading east this weekend to race on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., during the Rite Way Sealing & Paving Inc. Battle of the Groves with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. It will mark Williamson's debut at both tracks.

"Those are two very different places than I've ever seen," he said. "The competition will be tough. It's a lot like when you race at Knoxville. The locals get around the tracks really well. Our goal for this weekend is to make the show both nights and get through them smooth."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 24 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 15 (17).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., for the Rite Way Sealing & Paving Inc. Battle of the Groves with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mid-Mo Equipment

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

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

Williamson would like to thank Housby, JBC Transport Group, LLC, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Tiger Towing, Royal Power Sports, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Posts Pair of Top Fives in Western Pennsylvania to Extend Top-10 Streak

Inside Line Promotions - FRANKLIN, Pa. (April 27, 2021) - Consistency has been the key word around Greg Wilson Racing this year.

The emphasis to step away from full-time points racing and instead select weekly events that make the most sense for the team is paying off. Wilson produced a pair of top fives and three top 10s last weekend to extend his top-10 streak to six straight races for his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics backed team.

"We're tip toeing around being really good," he said. "We've been okay. We need that last little bit that makes you good enough to win."

The weekend began on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where Wilson qualified fifth quickest in his group, advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race and maneuvered from 12th to 10th in the A Main. It marked his third consecutive top 10 at the track.

"We ran a different motor again and that was the last of that happening because we've ran through them," he said. "It showed us some stuff under the hood that we want to work on. We didn't gain anything as far as being more competitive or less competitive, but it pointed at something that we've been trying to figure out. We made a couple of changes for the feature, but with it being cold out the track stayed pretty heavy so we were pretty tight all feature. We were fortunate to come out of there with a top 10."

Wilson ventured east to invade Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa., on Saturday for the first time since July 2015. He advanced from fifth to third place in both a heat race and the main event to record his first podium of the season in the 410ci winged sprint car division.

"We were playing the weather game a bit," he said. "I was hoping we'd get two nights of racing in versus staying at home and getting one in. It played out well from that side of things. Mercer is a pretty flat race track and something that we need to work on with our program. I was pretty happy with how we were competitive all night against the drivers who run well there."

Wilson also made his first trip to Tri-City Raceway Park since July 2011 on Sunday. A run from sixth to third place in a heat race gave him the fourth starting spot for the main event.

"The race track got pretty rough and they were tearing up some cars," he said. "The first part of the race I was probably being more cautious than I should have been. I didn't want to get torn up and not be there at the end. We got strung out equally. They had a red and I changed my line after the restart. I wouldn't say we got better, but going above it and cutting across it was way smoother than bouncing through the holes. That's the first big track we've been on with the 410. Getting everything balanced on a track with a lot of wing speed was good."

Wilson's fourth-place finish was his seventh top five of the season.

A trio of FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions races highlight this weekend with races on Friday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.; on Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; and on Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 23 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 10 (12).

April 24 - Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 3 (5).

April 25 - Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (4).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.; Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; and Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pa., with the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gear Off Road

Gear Off Road, which is based in Southern California, is dedicated toward building wheels for the off-road enthusiast. For more information, visit http://www.GearOffRoad.com.

"Gear Off Road has been a big part of the growth of our team," Wilson said. "Not only do they offer a top-notch product, the process is geared toward customer satisfaction. We're thrilled with our partnership with Gear Off Road and look forward to success together for many years."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder and Benson Marketing for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Eyeing Return to Jacksonville Speedway Before Debut at I-70 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 27, 2021) - Jason Sides has a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tripleheader on tap this weekend.

Sides will venture to Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Thursday before making his debut at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo., on Friday and Saturday during the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

Sides has made three trips to Jacksonville Speedway in his career with a top result of eighth during his debut in 2014.

"It's really small," he said. "It's like going from one of the biggest tracks in Bristol to one of the smallest in a week."

This weekend's action at I-70 Speedway is the first World of Outlaws event at the oval since 1986.

"I've driven by there a bunch when I stayed at (Danny) Lasoski's shop," he said. "It's been closed since I went by there. He told us it used to be a dirt track and high banked and they changed it to asphalt. Looking at the video the other day of (Brian) Brown there it looks like a decent size."

Sides competed last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, which welcomes the World of Outlaws for the first time since June 2001 for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown. Sides' best result was a 23rd-place finish on Sunday when he exited the feature early following a Last Chance Showdown victory.

"I wasn't very comfortable Thursday during the practice day," he said. "We went out four times. The very first one I had a death grip on the steering wheel. The second one wasn't as bad. The third one got a little better. The fourth one I felt decent, but I still didn't feel like when you roll into Knoxville or Eldora.

"The first race night when I hot lapped it wasn't near as bad. We didn't qualify as well as you need to and then you're marred in the back of a heat race and the back of the B Main. The second night we didn't qualify great, but it put us on the pole of the fourth heat race is what I call it. From that point the clean air versus dirty air was so intense. When I was out front I felt way better than I did in the back of a heat race. We made an executive decision for the feature so I rode around a couple of laps and then pulled in. I know my limitations."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 23 - Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 9 (7).

April 25 - Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 23 (19).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 6 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and Friday and Saturday at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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., BR Motorsports, East Coast Logistics, Dancer Logistics, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, King Racing Products, Jim Schuhknecht, TORA TORA, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Goldesberry Earns First Podium of 2021 Season

Springfield, IL (April 26, 2021)- Jordan Goldesberry opened up his Bumper to Bumper IRA season with a 3rd place finish Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI.

Goldesberry was the first car out to qualify and laid down a solid first lap and qualified 5th out of 25 cars. This would line up the Rockstar Energy Drink #65 inside row two of the second heat race. He quickly raced into second place where he would ultimately finish and lock himself into the dash redraw.

“The track slicked off quick. We did what we could and got ourselves locked in the dash” Goldesberry said.
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Goldesberry would draw the #1 starting position for the second dash and would go on to win. For the feature, he would line up the Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim outside the front row. Bill Balog would shoot to the early lead and Goldesberry would settle into second place before he took on a charge from Blake Nimee. The two would race back and forth for the duration of the 30 lapper. As the race went on the track took rubber and Goldesberry would settle into third place and go on to finish third and collect his first podium of the 2021 season.

“I felt like we had a good chance at 2nd and a second place car before the rubber with 8 or so to go. We had been so good on the bottom early in the night and I knew it was going away early in the feature but I didn’t get to the top quick enough in the A. The harder I drove it up top the better it was” Goldesberry said. “It is awesome to get our first podium finish with Rockstar Energy Drink.”

This weekend Jordan Goldesberry Motorsports will take the Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim to Wilmot Raceway at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot, WI.

SEASON STATS-
3 races, 0 wins, 1 top 5, 2 top 10’s

MEDIA LINKS-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JGMotorsports65
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGMotorsports65

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Records Top 20 Against Stout Knoxville Raceway Field

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 26, 2021) - Kaleb Johnson battled throughout a challenging night to record a top-20 finish Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway.

"It wasn't our greatest night, but that's the way it goes sometimes," he said. "It's never good when you draw 75 out of 75. The worst part about that was the number of cars that were there. You're bound to have a bad draw sometimes. You just hope it happens when there aren't a lot of cars."

Johnson was still able to lay down a lap that was 15th quickest out of 37 cars, which included a stout group of non-regulars.

"Our qualifying wasn't terrible," he said. "The track had slicked off a bit from the start of qualifying, but I thought we still had a decent lap."

His qualifying effort placed Johnson in the third starting position in his nine-car heat race.

"I didn't get a great start and I got a little anxious on the first lap in turns three and four," he said. "I hit the bottom and the car slid up from the moisture. It got out from underneath me and I spun out. I restarted last and got back to fifth. I closed on Ricky Montgomery and Carson McCarl, but didn't gain enough ground to pass them."

Johnson's combined qualifying and heat race points left him one position shy of making the A Main. That started him on the pole in the 14-car B Main.

"I tried to run the bottom early in the B Main, but there wasn't much there in turns one and two and Matt Covington passed me for the lead after a few laps," he said. "We had a yellow on the last lap and on the restart I was able to slide him for the lead going into turn one. Then he got a run and got by me for the win. If it was a different situation, I probably would've tried to slide him to block him, but we were in transfer positions so there was no reason to take any chances."

Johnson rolled off 22nd in the 24-car A Main before finishing 17 th.

"I had a tough time getting around some cars in the first part of the race," he said. "When I finally did, there were only about seven or eight laps left. I probably should've moved to the top of the track earlier. We had a fast car. It just took me too long getting around those cars. But we didn't hurt anything and rolled it into the trailer at the end, so it wasn't a bad night."

Johnson anticipates better results when he returns to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

"We'll be looking for a bit of redemption this week," he said. "We felt we had a better car than what our results showed and we should be fine with a little better draw."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 24 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 17 (22)

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Innovative Design/Sletten Properties

Innovative Design is an architectural firm owned by Lanny Auringer and Sletten Properties is a property owner and management company owned by Lanny and wife, Tammy. Together, they design, develop and manage the commercial and retail workspaces they lease in Sioux Falls, S.D.

"Lanny is a big-time fan and supporter of racing," Johnson said. "We really appreciate him letting us use one of his shops. I feel extremely fortunate to have him on our team this year and I'm grateful for what he's done to help us."

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Sea Foam, Snyder Tree Service, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan, Ron Weber Team, State Bank of Fairmont, Big Al's Diecast, Dave's Lawn Car & Landscaping, JF Capital, Last Deck, Hepfner Racing Products, Schaeffer's Oil and TL Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Earns Fifth-Place Result in Return to Ocean Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WATSONVILLE, Calif. (April 26, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi improved his feature finish during a pair of visits to Ocean Speedway the last two weekends.

Scelzi invaded the bullring for Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo action, scoring a sixth-place showing during his season debut on April 16 before topping that with a fifth-place run last Friday.

"We want to run there three times before the NARC Series goes there so we have a good game plan," he said. "They have changed the shape of the track and cut some banking out of it. I was expecting it to be a little different, but it was a lot different. We had really good speed and the car felt good last Friday so that's a positive."

Scelzi qualified 11th quickest and won a heat race before he placed fifth in the dash on April 16. That lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event. He battled for a top five throughout the feature before ending sixth, which was his 12th top 10 in 13 races to start the season.

"We weren't very good in qualifying, but that started us on the front row in our heat race," he said. "We won that to get into the dash, but we weren't very good in the dash or in the feature. The track was hooked up and rough. We went back this week to try to get ourselves a little better and we were a lot better."

Scelzi qualified sixth quickest to open the program on Friday.

"We went out pretty early and the track still had some grease so that hurt us a little," he said. "We finished third in our heat race and that lined us up 10th for the feature. We just worked our way forward throughout the race. We were all over second, third and fourth at the end. It was really hard to pass. I felt like pretty much every yellow fell at the wrong time for us. We'd get by someone and the yellow would come out. There wasn't room to get by guys until late in the feature. We were pleased to make the progress we did."

The fifth-place outing was Scelzi's ninth top five of the season.

The team plans on heading to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., this weekend for the Spring Nationals Bill Brownell Memorial on Friday and the David Tarter Memorial on Saturday with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

"I wasn't there all of last year so I'm not sure if the track has changed," Scelzi said. "It's good to see these places for the first time with Jimmy (Carr). We're also racing there a couple of times with the NARC Series this year so we want to get dialed in before those races."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 16 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (6); Feature: 6 (5).

April 23 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 5 (10).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 4 wins, 9 top fives, 13 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Spring Nationals Bill Brownell Memorial and David Tarter Memorial with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

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"Scelzi Enterprises is a family business that has been around far before I was born," Scelzi said. "Now I have a role there. It's my daily job and something I really enjoy being a part of. It gives me a lot of pride to represent our family business on the side of our race cars."

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

 

 

Gravel Guides Big Game Motorsports to Sweep of World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown

Inside Line Promotions - BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 26, 2021) - Last weekend showcased a dream performance by Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel, who swept the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Gravel set a new track record en route to sweeping the night on Friday when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series made its long-awaited return to the famed pavement bullring that was covered in dirt. The $25,000-to-win finale was delayed from Saturday to Sunday because of wet weather, but Gravel and the team remained stout by capitalizing on traffic to make a late-race pass to garner the feature win.

"Going into it I didn't know if a lot of guys were going to do some wild stuff to try to make their cars go fast," Gravel said. "We did a couple of little things to make sure we had a lot of speed. After the practice day went really well (on Thursday) I felt pretty confident going into the weekend."

Gravel established a new track record - featuring an average speed of more than 138 miles per hour - to open Friday's program, which was the first World of Outlaws race at Bristol Motor Speedway since June 2001. Gravel then won both his heat race and the dash from the pole position to set himself up for success in the 25-lap A Main.

"You wanted to be up front," he said. "In big track racing track position is extremely important. Sometimes the car is tight and sometimes it's loose when you're behind the people. It's just not consistent so you don't know what's going to happen when you're behind someone. Luckily we didn't have to deal with a lot of dirty air."

Gravel took the lead on Lap 3 and pulled away. Traffic made things a bit hairy for Gravel, who took his time making the right passes.

"I couldn't pass Tyler Courtney in traffic," he said. "He set a good pace and was running the top well. I tried to run a decent pace and not make any big mistakes. I didn't want to hand the win to someone. I tried to manage the race the best I could. I'm sure that allowed people behind me to make up ground. Then with the caution coming out and having clean air the car felt amazing. I was wide open and locked down."

A late-race caution allowed Gravel a clean track for the closing laps and he took advantage by picking up his second triumph of the season.

"It was always talked about and you watched on YouTube and played the video game," Gravel said in reference to racing at Bristol Motor Speedway. "It looked like a surreal thing that would never happen again. It was satisfying and cool to win in the return to Bristol. It'll probably take a while to settle in."

Gravel added to the special weekend on Sunday when he qualified second quickest, won a heat race and placed second in the dash to again line up on the front row for the main event.

"After our performance on Friday that built a lot of confidence and on Sunday when we were second quick and didn't get the track record in qualifying we were almost depressed," he said. "That shows where our qualifying program is on big tracks. I've been saying that I think our big track program is really good and that showed this weekend."

Gravel ran second for the majority of the race with a brief stint in third, but he reeled in the leader in traffic as the laps wound down.

"Logan (Schuchart) was running up the track in traffic and I was gaining on the bottom," he said. "Like how (Aaron) Reutzel closed on us in traffic on Friday, I did the same thing with Logan. Sometimes it's better running second. I had no idea what lap it was. I didn't know it was coming to the white when I passed Logan. I was just running hard. I was wide open around there and seeing what would happen and it all worked out."

Gravel took the lead with three laps remaining to garner his 61 st career World of Outlaws win. The strong weekend also moved him into second place in the championship standings - only 60 points out of the lead.

Next up for the team will be a trip to Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., on Thursday prior to the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo., on Friday and Saturday. It marks the first Outlaws event at the track since 1986.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 23 - Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

April 25 - Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and Friday and Saturday at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo., for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

THE SHOWDOWN -

THE SHOWDOWN is one of the biggest weeks of racing for winged sprint car drivers. The action begins on June 20 with a $6,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

 

Cox Fourth at Petaluma Speedway with Sprint Car Challenge Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing a recent string of top finishes at Petaluma Speedway, Justyn Cox and C &M Motorsports would have a nice showing at the 3/8-mile facility on Saturday night as their fourth-place finish now has them as the early season point leaders with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“Petaluma has really been tricky for me over the course of my career, but I knew that Cody and C&M Motorsports had a pretty good track record here over the years,” Justyn Cox said. “We had aa really good night, despite contact getting us into the wall and really messing our front end up.”

With 26 cars checking in on what was a damp Saturday night in Petaluma, CA, Cox would time the Berco Redwood/Barry Lumber, Inc./Lund Construction backed entry in third fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the outside of the front row in heat race action, Cox found himself on the preferred groove as he was able to get the jump and never look back. Picking up the win, Cox moved into the High Sierra Industries Dash where his sixth place finish put him in the third row for the 35-lap feature event.

On a very sticky and fast Petaluma Speedway surface, Cox was able to move into the third position on a lap nine restart despite contact shoving him into the front stretch wall.

Running in third, Cox would do a great job of navigating the heavy surface with a heavily damaged front end before taking over the second position on the 16th lap.

Able to maneuver with the damage well in open track, when traffic came into play in the race’s closing laps, Cox would lose a couple of positions to Andy Forsberg and Ryan Bernal as he would slip back to the fourth where he ultimately went on to finish.

“Cody and the guys really gave me an awesome car, and I felt like we were right there in the mix,” Cox said. “We were still pretty good after getting into the wall, but late in traffic I couldn’t get turned and it cost us a few positions. Still, I am extremely thankful to be racing with Cody and Mandi on a weekly basis, and it is exciting to take the SCCT point lead into this weekend’s race.”

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

ON TAP: Cox and C&M Motorsports will travel to Chico, CA this weekend to take part in the inaugural Spring Nationals which will be highlighted by the David Tarter Memorial with the SCCT on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-8

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

 

 

Forsberg Romps to Second Place Finish in Hard Charger Effort at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- 2021 has been quite an uphill battle thus far for Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing. Continuing to search for issues that hindered their start to the season, their hard work paid off as things came together on Saturday night and Forsberg was able to charge from 14th to finish second with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“I really have to thank the F&F Racing guys for all of their hard work and determination during the first two months of the season,” Andy Forsberg said. “We had been chasing something with our engine program, and this week they changed some stuff around and I think we are finally back where we need to be.”

Checking in at Petaluma Speedway with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour pres. By Abreu Vineyards, Forsberg would time the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/PitStopUSA backed sprinter in fourth fastest in his qualifying group.

Finishing third in his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver would move into the 35-lap feature event where he would take the green flag from the 14th starting position. On a very hooked up Petaluma Speedway, Forsberg would flex his muscles on the famed ‘Gumbo’ as he began to work his way forward at the drop of the green flag.

Cracking the Top-10 by the seventh lap, Forsberg would use a double file restart on lap nine to jump up into seventh.

Continuing to forge his way through the field, Forsberg would make a move on another restart and find himself in fifth, and looking for more. Taking over the third position at the race’s halfway point, Forsberg would find himself battling the likes of Ryan Bernal and Justyn Cox as they all chased after Shane Golobic who had built up a sizeable lead.

Taking over the second position amidst traffic on the 27th lap, Forsberg would hold the spot as he would earn PitStopUSA Hard Charger Honors.

“Going from 14th to 2nd at Petaluma is pretty good when it is heavy and sticky like that,” Forsberg said. “I didn’t do us any favors in time trials, but these guys continued to work hard, and we are all pretty happy with how the night ended up playing out.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, PitStopUSA, Geico Local Office, Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2021.

ON TAP: F&F Racing is slated to return to action with the SCCT on Saturday night as the series makes its debut at Silver Dollar Speedway during the Spring Nationals David Tarter Memorial.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-7.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

Blake Carrick Sixth with SCCT at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to action with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA, Blake Carrick would turn in a sound performance that saw him pick up a sixth-place finish as the series gets right back to racing action this coming weekend.

“After having some tough luck last weekend, it was nice to get back to racing and have a good run,” Blake Carrick said. “Petaluma is a tricky place, so I am happy with a sixth-place result and I am looking forward to getting back to Chico, CA this weekend for two nights of action.”

With 26 cars making the tow to Petaluma Speedway on a frigid Spring night, Carrick would get his night underway by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed machine in second fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the inside groove would be a little greasy and it would allow the outside car to get the jump over Carrick. Able to settle into second, Carrick would finish in that position and punch his ticket directly into the 35-lap feature event.

Missing out on a Dash spot, the Lincoln, CA driver would roll off the starting grid from the ninth position on a very tacky and hooked up racing surface.

Taking the green flag from the fifth row, Carrick was able to make a push towards the Top-5. Despite slipping back to 11th in the opening laps, Carrick would use a lap nine restart to reclaim the ninth spot.

Continuing to run ninth, another restart on the 16th lap would allow him to make another move and take over the seventh position. Turning in some extremely fast laps on a very hooked up surface, Carrick would grab the sixth position at the race’s halfway point.

Once in sixth, Carrick found himself chasing after the likes of Colby Copeland, Justyn Cox, and Ryan Bernal as the field played a high-speed game of chess through lapped traffic.

When the checkered flag flew on the fast-paced event, Carrick would bring home a sixth-place finish as he now readies for a doubleheader weekend in Chico, CA.

“Thanks to our guys for working hard and putting me in a position to get a good finish,” Carrick said. “Can’t wait to do it again this weekend.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be in action at Silver Dollar Speedway this Friday and Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-11

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

 

 

Ryan Robinson Charges to Seventh Place Finish with SCCT

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking a week off from racing this last weekend, Ryan Robinson and the Weiher Racing team returned to action on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA where Robinson would overcome a tough start to his night and race his way to a seventh-place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

“We didn’t qualify that great at all,” Ryan Robinson said. “I didn’t hit my marks, our car wasn’t where we needed it to be and it put us in a pretty big hole, but we have a good team, and we were able to dig ourselves out of it by the end of the race.”

Timing the Mako Farms, Inc./LP Holdings/RPI backed sprinter in sixth fastest in his qualifying group, Robinson would line up sixth on the grid in heat race competition. With 26 cars checked in, Robinson would just need to finish in the Top-Five to avoid the ‘B’.

Despite a heavy mist moving into the area as heat races headed to the track, Robinson would make a big move on the locked down surface to start things off as he would go from sixth to third.

Holding on to the third-place finish, Robinson would safely move into the feature though he would have his work cut out for himself as he would take the green flag from the 13th starting position.

On the heavy and tacked up surface, Robinson had his elbows up as he worked the outside grove as raced towards the Top-10.

Pulling numerous tear offs lap after lap in his charge to the front, Robinson would move into the Top-10 by the 16th lap.

As he continued to work his way forward, Robinson would eventually find himself out of tear offs after starting the night with 34 on his helmet. Doing what he could in the final handful of laps, Robinson would settle into the seventh spot, and cap his night with a Top-10 result.

“I felt really good in our heat race, and Todd and the guys gave me a good car in the feature,” Robinson added. “We came from mid pack, and I went through a ton of tear offs. I may have been able to pick up a couple more positions, but as I ran out of tear offs, I did what I could to get to the finish line.”

Weiher Racing would like to thank Mako Farms, Inc., LP Holdings, Roseville Precision, Inc., Escalon Body and Frame, Seth’s Racing Engines, Papa Chuck, Dave Harvey Trucking, and Morrison Concrete for their support in 2021!

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Robinson and Weiher Racing will be back in action this weekend in Chico, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Ryan Robinson by following him on Twitter @RyanRobinsonRcn

 

 

Tanner Carrick 11th with SCCT at Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Heading to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night for the second round of Sprint Car Challenge Tour action, Tanner Carrick would rebound from an early hole and come away with an 11th place finish.

“We were in a pretty loaded six car group for time trials and our heat race, and a mistake in time trails on my part really put us in a hole for the rest of the night,” Tanner Carrick said.

On a very fast and hooked up Petaluma Speedway, the Lincoln, CA driver would get off to a tough start on Saturday night as he timed his CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed mount in fifth fastest in his time trial group.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, the bottom would not be the place you wanted to be as Carrick would fall back to sixth. Unable to race his way back into a transfer position, Carrick would be forced into the ‘B’.

Using the ‘B’ to make some adjustments for the impending 35-lap feature, Carrick would race to the win and find himself in the 21st starting position. On a very locked down surface, Carrick would get off to a bit of a slow start as it would be tough to move around in traffic.

With the race’s first nine laps clicking off without stoppage, Carrick would use a double file restart to his advantage as he jumped up into the 15th position.

Racing into 13th before another stoppage on lap-18, the next restart would see Carrick make up more ground as he found himself up in 11th and battling for the a spot inside the Top-10.

As the laps clicked off, Carrick noticed he began to lose power. While it wasn’t enough to see him bow out of the feature, it was enough to pause his progress. Able to hang on for the final laps, Carrick capped the night off with an 11th place finish.

“We got going forward in the feature, but I lost a little power and I really made it tough to keep moving up with how fast the track was,” Carrick added. “The guys will go through everything at the shop this week, and we will get ready for two nights in Chico, CA this weekend.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 17, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 9, Top 10’s: 12

ON TAP: Carrick returns to action this weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on both Friday and Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Bad Luck Bug Bites Sean Becker at Ocean Speedway and Petaluma Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though the final result in the box score on both Friday and Saturday will show DNF’s, Sean Becker was really pleased with how things felt in both the Vertullo Motorsports entry on Friday night as well as the Monhoff Racing car on Saturday night.

“It was great to be in contention up front both nights,” Sean Becker said. “The Vertullo Motorsports team has been working super hard on our program, and it has been very encouraging to see the progress we continue to make.”

Friday night, Becker and Vertullo Motorsports checked in at Ocean Speedway to take part in a night of racing with the Ocean Sprints pres. By Taco Bravo.

Timing the Starr Property Management/Morrison Concrete backed entry in 16th fastest in qualifying time trials, ‘The Shark’ would race to the all-important heat race win.

By way of the win Becker moved into the Dash where a third-place finish lined him up in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

With the track staying hooked up on this night with a thick marine layer looming, Becker would settle into the third position as he chased after the lead duo of Justin Sanders and Keith Day, Jr.

As the two leaders would get together, Sanders would spin and tumble over getting into ‘The Shark’ and forcing him to the work area.

Forfeiting the third spot, Becker was able to restart the race, however in a very battered entry, Becker would finish 16th.

Climbing aboard the Monhoff Racing machine on Saturday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in Petaluma, CA, Becker would get off to a very good start on this night as he earned quick time honors in his group but was also the fastest qualifier overall.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Becker would finish third and advance into the High Sierra Industries Dash. Finishing seventh in the Dash, ‘The Shark’ would roll off the starting grid from the fourth row to get the 35-lap finale underway.

On a very hooked up and fast track, Becker seemed to be up for the challenge. Getting into the Top-Five following a lap nine restart, Becker would then move into fourth as he raced with the likes of Andy Forsberg, Colby Copeland, and Ryan Bernal.

Moving into third on the 16th lap, Becker would experience a mechanical failure on the 17th lap that brought his night to an early end.

“Saturday night Dan Monhoff had his car on rails all night long, we just had a little bad luck in the feature again,” Becker noted. “These racing incidents are just part of our sport, but we won’t let them deter us as we strive for wins moving forward.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 2, Top-10’s- 5

ON TAP: Becker will be in action this Friday and Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA.

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

 

 

Grandview Podium Highlights Four Race Stretch of Top-10’s for Robert Ballou

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his way to Pennsylvania over the last week for the ‘Keystone Invasion’ with the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series, Robert Ballou would put together four very strong runs that were highlighted by a third-place finish on Thursday night at Grandview Speedway.

“I really think I am getting closer on these new cars and was pretty happy with how things felt in PA,” Robert Ballou said. “Definitely still have some work to do so we aren’t coming from deep every night, but we raced really well in every feature.”

The trip kicked off on Thursday night at Grandview Speedway where ‘The Mad Man’ timed the Suburban Subaru/Deaton’s Waterfront Service/Rossie Feed and Grain backed No. 12 entry in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up a second place finish heat race action, Ballou transferred into the feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the 13th starting position.

Just as he has done so many times early in the 2021 season, Ballou had his elbows up as he sliced and diced his way through the field. Working around the 1/3 mile oval, Ballou earned KSE Hard Charger honors as he would advance all the way to a third place finish.

Big Diamond Speedway was next on the docket on Friday night, and on this night Ballou would better his qualifying efforts as he timed his mount in ninth fastest. Again, running second in his heat, Ballou was safely in the feature event as he rolled off the starting grid from the 12th position.

While it wasn’t quite a KSE Hard Charger kind of night, Ballou again was able to work his way forward and well into the Top-10. Coming from 12th, Ballou would cap another solid charge off with a sixth-place finish.

Saturday night saw the scene shift to BAPS Motor Speedway for round three of the ‘Invasion’. Timing in 17th fastest at BAPS, Ballou would take advantage of heat race starting position as he raced to the win, which put him in the fourth row for the feature.

Getting off to a good start, Ballou able to race his way forward as he turned in good laps during the first half of the race. Making his way into second at the race’s halfway point, Ballou would slip back to third before the red flag flew on the 21st lap.

With the leaders bunched back up, Ballou would shuffle back a couple of positions in the final nine laps, as he closed Saturday out with a sixth place finish.

Sunday’s finale saw the series check in at Path Valley Speedway, a rare ¼ mile facility nestled in Pennsylvania. Timing in 13th quickest in time trials, Ballou would pick up another heat race win.

Scheduled to start eight in the feature event, a issue prior to the race going green saw Ballou stop in the work area for a quick repair before taking the green flag from 22nd.

Opening the trip with a hard charge back on Thursday night, Ballou would cap the trip with another hard charge on Sunday. Though he wouldn’t get the ‘credit’ for coming from 22nd, Ballou was still methodical in his way from the back of the pack as he closed the week out with an eighth-place finish.

“There was definitely some positives that came from the week, and I am excited with some of the things we learned,” Ballou said. “Running that many nights in a row was a big help, and I am looking forward to Eldora next weekend.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Suburban Subaru, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, Berks Western Telecom, Inc., Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Inc., JE Pistons, AO Designs, Abreu Vineyards, and Arai Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Ballou returns to action May 7th and 8th at Eldora Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-12, Wins- 0 Top 5’s- 3, Top-10’s- 9

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with ‘The Mad Man’ by following him on Twitter @RoberBallou81, liking https://www.facebook.com/robertballoumotorsports/, or by clicking over to www.balloumotorsports.com.

 

 

Turbulent Trip to PA for Nienhiser and KO Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making the first PA trip of the year with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series, Paul Nienhiser and the KO Motorsports team had a turbulent weekend, however the team battled through the adversity and grinded through the trip.

“It was a frustrating trip to say the least, but these KO Motorsports guys never quit and worked extremely hard all weekend,” Paul Nienhiser said. “The grit really showed with how we rebounded Saturday and ran on Sunday.”

The trip got underway on Thursday night when the series checked into Grandview Speedway. Nienhiser got off to a quick start as he timed the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Roadworks/Peterbilt backed No. 5n in fourth fastest in time trials.

A very narrow surface in heat race action saw the Chapin, IL driver finish seventh and be forced into the semi. Able to transfer through the ‘B’ by way of his third-place finish, Nienhiser would take the green flag from the 11th starting position.

In the 40-lap feature event, Nienhiser would get to mixing it up inside the Top-10, but as the track conditions changed over the course of the race, Nienhiser would fade as he slipped back to a 12th place finish.

Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway, Nienhiser would have a very tough night that got underway with him getting upside down in time trials. The KO Motorsports team would go to work to get Nienhiser’s back up car ready for heat race action, and the team would just make the call.

Hoping to just cruise around and transfer as he felt out the new car, things would go array for Nienhiser as a broken wheel center resulted in another flip which would ultimately end his night.

Doing all they could to make repairs to the car on Saturday before checking in at BAPS Motor Speedway, Nienhiser would time in 18th fastest and just make the heat race inversion.

Lining up on the pole of his heat race, Nienhiser would find himself at the helm of a wicked car that was a handful to maneuver. Getting collected in a racing deal, Nienhiser would give up his second position, and tag the back of the pack.

Unable to make the transfer, Nienhiser would again find himself in the “B” where he would finish sixth and narrowly make the transfer into the feature event. With his entry still ‘evil’, Nienhiser and company would make what adjustments they could to allow him to use the low groove of the speedway in the ‘A’.

Able to ‘catfish’ his way forward, Nienhiser would do a nice job of charging from 15th to finish ninth.

With more one event left on the trip, the KO Motorsports team was able to identify the cause of their Saturday night handling woes, and it proved to be a lingering issue from Friday’s rollover.

Able to make repairs, Nienhiser was able to get off to a much better start on Sunday as he timed in 11th fastest before working his way back up to a third-place finish in his heat race, after falling behind early.

Transferring directly into the feature, Nienhiser would take the green flag from the 13th starting position and instantly took a liking to the top of the ¼ mile bullring.

Racing his way forward, Nienhiser would break into the Top-5 at the race’s halfway point and was in fourth on a lap 22 restart.

As his luck would have it though, his engine would start to sour when the race went back to green, and it would relegate Nienhiser to a 13th place finish as he did all he could to make it to the finish.

“All in all, it really wasn’t the weekend that we set out for,” Nienhiser noted. “However, I do think overcoming some of the challenges we faced will pay dividends as the season rolls along. We are all confident we have the speed we need to contend for wins.”

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

2021 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-11, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: Nienhiser will return to action at Terre Haute on Sunday with the MSCS.

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


 



Whittall scores first podium of season during Open Wheel Madness at Port Royal

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (April 26, 2021) – Scoring what is officially his top result of the season thus far, Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall turned a lot of heads on Saturday evening at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace,” and rightfully so, as the Garden State native not only nailed down his first top-five of 2021, but he contended for a victory in the process.

Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, No. 67 sprint car, started fourth on Port Royal Speedway’s Open Wheel Madness grid, kicking things off with a victory during his respective heat race.

“It felt really good to knock out that first podium finish of the season. Our team needed that and hopefully we can put this momentum to good use, especially with so many big races on our schedule in May,” Justin Whittall explained, who commutes from south-central New Jersey to central Pennsylvania each and every weekend to battle with the infamous Pennsylvania Posse. “The track ended up getting really wide and slick. Those are the surfaces we like to race on. They are a little more challenging to race on, but I think it makes the racing a lot better.”

With just a handful of laps checked off the counter, Whittall was able to power forward and drive by Kody Lehman for second, next setting his aim on race leader, Tyler Reeser. While Whittall pressured Reeser for the top spot, Steve Buckwalter entered the picture and drove by each of them, ultimately claiming the lead forcing Whittall to take a seat in third.

Not settling for third just yet, Whittall regained momentum and eventually made a move on Reeser for second with 13 to go, using the very bottom groove to sneak by the No. 35 at the entrance of turn three. Unfortunately, a bobble behind a lapped car with two to go forced Whittall out of his preferred groove allowing Port Royal’s Dylan Cisney to sneak by. Buckwalter held on to win, followed by Cisney and Whittall.

Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2021 campaign with another Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway double on Friday and Saturday, April 30-May 1.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, Ryan Taylor Graphics.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports and Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall. Fans should keep up with Justin Whittall on the Web at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at the official online home of JW Motorsports: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.

2020 Highlights: Finished 16th at Lincoln Speedway on May 30th (46 cars entered). Finished third at Port Royal Speedway during Open Wheel Madness on Saturday, June 20. Finished fifth during 410 action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, July 25. Finished ninth during Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Saturday, August 29. Highlights Labor Day weekend with fifth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 6.

2021 Highlights: Finished 12th during Bridgeport Speedway start on Tuesday, April 6. Finished third during the Open Wheel Madness event at Port Royal Speedway on April 24.


Zearfoss nails down consecutive top-tens in Bristol Motor Speedway visit

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 26, 2021) – The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss made the most out of his weekend stay at Bristol Motor Speedway, ultimately capping his three-day turned four-day visit to the World’s Fastest Half-Mile with a pair of top-ten finishes, highlighting his Bristol Throwdown with a seventh-place score during the $25,000-to-win finale on Sunday afternoon.

Forced to wait an extra day due to Mother Nature, Zearfoss’ Sunday top-ten was the result of forward progress from the outside of row five. The Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native was fourth during heat race competition to lock himself into the big dance.

Incidentally, Zearfoss, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car, finished tenth during his Bristol debut on Friday. Impressive enough, Zearfoss was forced to do things the hard way, eventually charging six positions to solidify his top-ten outcome.

With all results included, Zearfoss continues to hold down ninth in the World of Outlaws championship standings, padded by five top-ten finishes in 15 Series starts.

“That was a lot of fun,” Brock Zearfoss said, who is chasing World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year honors in 2021. “To roll out of the gate and contend for top-tens and top-fives says a lot about this team and our potential. I think a weekend like that is just what we needed to keep our momentum rolling in the right direction. We have another busy weekend ahead, but we’re ready to get started. I just can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and dedication so far this season. It’s not easy racing out here, but they’re making it possible.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their quest toward World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year honors with a three-day march through Illinois and Missouri on Thursday through Saturday, April 29-May 1. The Greatest Show On Dirt will visit Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Thursday, followed by two straight nights at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, and Bell Helmets.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 6
Top-10s: 11
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 5

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7. Finished seventh at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Finished tenth during WoO debut at The Rev in Louisiana on Saturday, March 13. Finished ninth during Cotton Bowl Speedway start on Saturday, March 20. Scored back-to-back top-tens during Bristol Motor Speedway starts on April 23 and 25.


Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports battle through PA; Kokomo doubleheader next on agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (April 26, 2021) – It was a competitive weekend in the Keystone State for Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports, and although the Ohio-based team was unable to secure a top-ten during their four-race road trip with the USAC National Sprint Cars, the team remains eager and motivated, already looking ahead to their two-day visit to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, on Friday and Saturday, April 30 and May 1.

“It was a really competitive weekend in Pennsylvania. The teams that traveled east with USAC are the best in the sport. We definitely had some good moments, but I don’t think we achieved what we set out to do,” Westfall said, who finished 16th, 14th, 13th, and 18th during his consecutive USAC starts at Grandview Speedway, Big Diamond Speedway, BAPS Motor Speedway, and Path Valley Speedway Park. “All we can do is keep our heads up and try again this weekend at Kokomo. We certainly know our way around that place. I think we can do some big things there this Friday and Saturday.”

Set to partake in the non-wing sprint car portion of the Kokomo Grand Prix, Westfall, driver of the Ray Marshall-owned/Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car, will enter the weekend as a recent winner at the high-paced quarter-mile, scoring a victory during non-sanctioned action on Friday, April 9. Padding his Kokomo stats, Westfall was a Kokomo Speedway winner on at least one occasion during the last two seasons, each of which were Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) victories.

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will enter Kokomo Speedway with a pair of top-ten finishes to their credit thus far in 2021. In addition to their aforementioned win, the “Bumblebee Express” was seventh during the BOSS Series season opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park on March 27.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.

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

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

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

2019 Wins: 6 (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – April 13), (Fremont Speedway – BOSS – July 13), (Limaland Motorsports Park – Weekly – August 2), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 24) (Gas City Speedway – Weekly – September 13) (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – October 5)

2019 Championships: Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS)

2020 Wins: 4 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 29) (I-96 Speedway – BOSS – September 25) (I-96 Speedway – GLTS – October 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished seventh in BOSS Series opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park on March 27. Earned first victory of 2021 during Kokomo Speedway start on April 9.

2021 Wins: 1 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9)


“Double-D” with back-to-back top-fives in Port Royal and Selinsgrove starts

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 26, 2021) – Despite being dealt a “DNF” at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich rebounded big during the remainder of his weekend schedule and eventually translated two consecutive starts into a pair of top-five finishes, highlighting his campaign in Posse Country with a fourth-place outcome during the Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 25.

Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car, was in a position for victory during the $5,088-to-win showstopper, but his slide job attempt over eventual winner, Brent Marks, on lap 22 did not stick, ultimately fading to fourth before the end of the 30-lapper. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native kicked-off the evening with the fastest time during qualifying time trials, as well as a heat race win.

One night prior, Dietrich put on an impressive rally from 11th to finish fifth at Port Royal Speedway; a one spot improvement from his Keith Kauffman Classic result on April 17.

“It feels good to put together a solid weekend,” Danny Dietrich said. “There’s a lot of money on the line in May, so if we had to pick a time to get hot and build momentum, it would be now. I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work this season. We’ve been dealt just about everything so far this year, but the guys keep working and keep moving forward. I wouldn’t be where I am without them.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with another tripleheader in the Keystone State, this time setting aim on Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and BAPS Motor Speedway on April 30 through May 2, respectively.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc., Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

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

Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track, as well as online at www.dannydietrich.com/merch

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 9
Top-10s: 15
Wins: 1

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-five finishes, highlighted with a runner-up result, during World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals. Charged from 15th to sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 6. Scored first victory of 2021 during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 13. Rallied from 12th to fourth during Lincoln Speedway start on March 20. Jumped from 24th to ninth during a start at Williams Grove Speedway on March 26. Rallied from ninth to third during Port Royal Speedway visit on March 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 3. Finished eighth at Bridgeport Speedway on April 6. Charged from 14th to fourth during Port Royal Speedway start on April 10. Rallied from 21st to 11th during Lincoln Speedway start, also on April 10. Finished sixth during Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic on April 17. Scored back-to-back top-fives during starts at Port Royal and Selinsgrove on April 24-25.

2021 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13)


Michael scores top-ten at Attica; All Star triple in PA and OH ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (April 26, 2021) – Utilizing an “off week” to compete close to home before resuming full-time All Star Circuit of Champions competition in Pennsylvania and Ohio, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael spent his recent weekend within an hour of his Fremont, Ohio-based outfit, participating in weekly competition at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 23-24.

Despite Fremont’s program getting the axe from Mother Nature just as A-Main action was set to push off, Michael’s Attica visit one night prior went off without a hitch, ultimately securing a top-ten outcome in the form of a ninth-place finish. Michael qualified for main event action with a fourth-place run during his respective heat race, igniting the evening with the 12th-fastest time during qualifying time trials.

“We kinda needed a weekend like that. It feels good to get back to familiar territory and race within an hour of our shop. Our All Star swing through Virginia and Pennsylvania was a tough one, so racing close to home gave us a chance to kinda reground, physically and mentally,” Michael explained, driver of the Michael Motorsports, Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kistler Racing Engines, Elite Wings, Big D’s Pizza, Viva Los Healthy, M&L Graphics, HP Striping and Seal Coating, No. 8M sprint car. “I can’t thank my team and all of my partners enough for their hard work and dedication this season. We have another busy one ahead, but we’ll be ready for it.”

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports will continue their 2021 All Star Circuit of Champions campaign with a tripleheader in Pennsylvania and Ohio, set to invade Lernerville Speedway, Sharon Speedway, and Tri-City Raceway Park in consecutive fashion on Friday through Sunday, April 30 through May 2. The Sharon and Tri-City stops will award $6,000 top prizes; Lernerville to award $7,000.

With five point-earning Series programs in the books, the Plano, Texas-native is currently 16th in the All Star championship chase.

SPECIAL THANKS:
TJ Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kistler Racing Engines, Elite Wings, Big D’s Pizza, Viva Los Healthy, M&L Graphics, and HP Striping and Seal Coating.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series live online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions live online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Attica Raceway Park live online at www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

2021 Wins: 1 (Waynesfield Raceway Park – FAST Series – March 27)

2021 Highlights: Earned victory during 2021 FAST Series opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park. Finished ninth during Attica start on Friday, April 23.

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Schatz throws down at Bristol for top-five, podium; Illinois and Missouri visits ahead


Dates: Friday and Sunday, April 23rd and 25th
Event: Bristol Throwdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tennessee)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 5th (3rd)
Sunday: 2nd (3rd)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Seventh | 1982 points [160 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 26, 2021) - Returning to a more consistent and well-known state, ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, made the most of his return to Bristol Motor Speedway during the recent weekend and translated a pair of A-Main starts into a pair of top-five finishes, highlighting all results with a podium score during the second night of Bristol’s Throwdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. The back-to-back top-five outcome served a major rebound for Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, as the Brownsburg, Indiana-based outfit missed the top-ten during five consecutive Series starts, mostly due to mechanical misfortune.

Schatz, driver of the Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, finished second in his podium appearance, ultimately gaining one position after starting third on the Throwdown finale grid. Making things interesting, the Fargo, North Dakota-native was in a prime position to pounce during a green-white-checkered restart, but eventual winner and fellow WoO championship contender, David Gravel, prevailed, solidifying his weekend sweep for a grand total of $35,000.

The $25,000-to-win Throwdown finale was scheduled to be completed on Saturday, but Mother Nature had other plans.

As the only former Bristol winner in the field, Donny Schatz opened his weekend at the Last Great Colosseum with a fifth-place run on Friday, maintaining for a top-five after starting third on the feature grid.

Although the team is still seventh in the World of Outlaws championship standings, Schatz’ weekend results pushed the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing entry 24 points closer to the championship lead, now trailing Brad Sweet by 160 markers.

“I wouldn’t say we’re back yet,” Schatz said afterward the Bristol finale. “We had a solid finish and had some good speed, but it’s a lot harder to climb out of a hole than people think. It’s just the nature of the beast. We had a chance to contend there for a while, but just couldn’t follow through. Momentum means everything, that’s a big lesson I’ve learned in my 25 years. So hopefully this is a stepping stone to getting back on track.”

Donny Schatz will continue his quest toward an 11th World of Outlaws championship with a three-day march through Illinois and Missouri on Thursday through Saturday, April 29-May 1. The Greatest Show On Dirt will visit Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Thursday, followed by two straight nights at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday.

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

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics:
Races: 23
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 13
Top-10s: 17
**Numbers reflect overall statistics

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 15
World of Outlaws Wins: 0
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 8
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 9
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

 

 

Smoke fourth in USCS Talladega Short Track start

Date: Friday, April 23rd Event: 25th Anniversary Silver Shootout Series: United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour (USCS) Track: Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 4th (5th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 26, 2021) - Despite poor weather conditions disrupting plans to contend for two victories instead of one, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer, Tony Stewart, made the most of his weekend at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, and earned a top-five outcome during USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour competition, ultimately turning a third row starting position into a fourth-place finish.

Smoke, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/J&J Auto Racing/No. 14 sprint car, kicked-off his evening at Talladega with a heat race victory, setting the tone for his soon-to-be third top-five finish of the 2021 season.

“We enjoy racing at Talladega. It’s always good to get back there,” Tony Stewart said. “Our team is in a good place right now. Things are clicking and we’re building more and more confidence with every start. I’m excited to see where things go over the next few weeks.”

With confidence and momentum a continuing benefactor, Smoke will enter the month of May with not only a recent USCS top-five to his credit, but also two victories, most recently claiming a $12,000 payday during a thriller at Virginia Motor Speedway with the All Star Circuit of Champions. Accomplished in dramatic fashion, the five-figure score was acquired with a last lap, last corner pass over Monrovia, Indiana’s Justin Peck. Stewart started eighth on the A-Main grid and led only the last 100 yards of the 30-lap blockbuster.

Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing have not declared plans for the coming weekend. Fans are encouraged to keep alert online, as well as on social media for schedule updates.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Broadcast Coverage: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.

Tony Stewart: Web: www.tonystewart.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyStewart Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsrsmoke/

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

2021 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: Total Races: 10 Total Wins: 2 Total Top-5s: 3 Total Top-10s: 7 **Stats reflect Tony Stewart results, only

 

 

Abreu and the “Wild Child” tackle the Last Great Colosseum

Dates: Friday and Sunday, April 23rd and 25th
Event: Bristol Throwdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tennessee)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 24th (19th)
Sunday: 21st (20th)

Dates: Friday and Sunday, April 23rd and 25th
Event: Bristol Throwdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tennessee)
Jac Haudenschild A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 22nd (22nd)
Sunday: 20th (24th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (April 26, 2021) - For the first time in 2021, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing rolled out a second car, and what a debut it was, surprising Wooster, Ohio-native and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer, Jac Haudenschild, with the revival of his iconic No. 22, which, at the time of its original debut nearly 30 years prior, was owned by the late Jack Elden.

Officially launching Haudenschild’s Farewell Tour - celebrating his final year behind the wheel of a sprint car - the “Wild Child” strapped into the ever-popular No. 22 for Bristol Motor Speedway’s Throwdown during the recent weekend, joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for a $35,000 potential.

Rico Abreu, aboard his Rowdy Energy/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Self Made/Wiser Agency/No. 24 sprint car, joined Haudenschild during the World of Outlaws invasion of the Last Great Colosseum, and although the duo missed the top-ten during each night Bristol’s dirt blockbuster, race fans and sprint car enthusiasts from around the globe were finally reacquainted with one of the sport’s most well-known and iconic rides.

“It was a special weekend for everyone,” Rico Abreu said. “Jac had no idea this was all happening. It was tough to keep things a secret because we were all so excited to show him, but it all worked out. I wish the weekend would have gone a little bit better for each of us, but we’ll get back to where we need to be soon. We had some solid runs with the All Stars last weekend, but we couldn’t quite get the momentum to shift over to Bristol. This week is a new week and we’re going to do whatever we have to do to get back up front.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series tripleheader on April 29-May 1. The Greatest Show On Dirt will visit Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Thursday, followed by two straight nights at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday.

Jac Haudenschild will return to his iconic No. 22 during #LetsRaceTwo action at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8.

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

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

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

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 20
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 7
Total Top-10s: 12
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

 

 

Live Video Streams From Several Sprint Car and Micro Sprint Races Coming to RacinBoys Broadcasting Network This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 26, 2021) - Short-track racing fans can be treated to a stout weekend of racing via the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network.

Four races during a three-day span will be showcased to RacinBoys All Access subscribers beginning on Thursday as Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., welcomes the ASCS Warrior Region.

The ASCS Sooner Region and Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Hi-Plains Building Division visit Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Friday.

That night also features the opening round of the Rite Way Sealing & Paving Inc. Battle of the Groves as the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heads to Pennsylvania for a race at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg. A show at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove caps the weekend on Saturday.

The video stream during all three nights will encompass hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews.

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

Ryan Timms leads both the ASCS Warrior Region and ASCS Sooner Region championship standings after registering a pair of triumphs during competition in each region.

Friday marks the first NOW600 Series race since March 7 as the series has been hammered by rainouts thus far.

The Battle of the Groves marks only the second official time the ASCS National Tour has visited both tracks in Pennsylvania. Greg Hodnett was victorious at Williams Grove Speedway and Blane Heimbach topped the ensuing night at Selinsgrove Speedway during the series debut at both ovals in 2018. Rain washed out the competition in 2019 before the races were canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, RacinBoys plans on being available via several streaming options this spring. Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Android TV will all offer a RacinBoys app in the coming months.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

BLISTERING BRISTOL: McMahan and CJB Stout at Outlaw Throwdown All Stars in action once again for a triple header weekend

CARLISLE, PA. - April 26, 2021 - For 20 years, the lore of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Bristol Motor Speedway has caused fans to reminisce about the speeds and danger.

In 2021, the series returned to the high banks of the, "worlds fastest half mile," for a two day event, beginning on Friday, April 23rd. CJB Motorsports was in attendance with veteran Paul McMahan behind the wheel of the #23 machine.

McMahan timed 4th, finished 2nd in his heat race and 4th in the dash. The team rounded out the night with a 9th place finish in the feature.

The following night, McMahan timed in 7th, finished 2nd in his heat race and 4th in the dash. The team scored a 5th place finish in the feature run on Sunday afternoon.

"Barry and I picked up right where we left off in 2015," said McMahan, driver of the #23 RE Pierson Construction, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, High Performance Lubricants, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "It was cool to drive Bristol again and we were fast. My Kistler Racing Engines were tuned up great and made incredible speed. To come out with a top-5 and two top-10's is pretty incredible against this field of competition."

The team will be back in action this weekend with the Flo Racing All Star Circuit of Champions this weekend with stops at Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pa. Sharon (Ohio) Speedway and Tri-City Speedway near Franklin, Pa. will form a triple header, beginning Friday, April 30.

"Looking forward to the weekend," said McMahan. "I feel like we are clicking pretty well and we're getting back to full speed."

Paul McMahan schedule

McMahan 2021 Stats:

Starts: 6 Wins: 0 Quick Times: 1 Top-5's: 3 Top-10's: 5 Heat Race Wins: 1 Dash Wins: 0 Laps Led: 0

 

 

Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series Teams Return to Heart O’ Texas Friday May 14th 2021 During Children’s Tumor Foundation Night! PLUS the KoolTrikes.com $500 Last Lap Pass for the Win award!

Garland TX (04/26/21) by DarinShort.com. Racing fans will treated to a huge night of outlaw sprint car racing when the touring teams of the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series(SM) return to HOT Speedway
(Heart O’ Texas) on Friday, May 14th at 8pm during Children's Tumor Foundation Night presented by Smiley's Racing Products
, Griffith Truck & Equipment
and The Peterson Agencies
. Another great field of race teams can be expected, and a drivers list will be posted when the event date nears.

Driver pre-entry is now open, and teams knowing they will be attending must get entered (it’s free) at the following link:

https://www.myracepass.com/series/1500/registrations/4083

:30 'Bandits Race Rewind: On a beautiful early spring evening, the first ‘Bandits event of the 2021 season would take place at HOT on Friday, March 12th. Young hot shoe racer Chase Randall would shoot off to lead the other 20 competitors for the first 21 non-stop laps of the feature event. Channin Tankersley would take the lead from Randall on the beginning of lap 22, however that pass would be negated when the events first caution flag would be waved. On the restart, Randall would take the extreme upper deck on corner entry, while Tankersley would blast the bottom of corner one, and the pair literally met at the exit of corner two with slight contact that would result in Randall’s left rear tire going down, ending his superb run. Tankersley would take the point on the lap 21 restart and cruise to victory over 7th place starter Michael Day and John Ricketts. Claud Estes III and Jett Hays would round out the top 5.

Click https://youtu.be/Z3nMEMzO-oU to check out feature race action at this link from March 12th.

The Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series is a division of Sprint Car Bandits® and strives to help create and deliver high quality and sustainable winged outlaw sprint car racing. Visit www.2021BOSS.com for more series information, rules and registration forms.

TRACK INFO: Heart O' Texas Speedway’s website is www.HOTSpeedway.com and their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Hot laps will fire up around 7pm on Friday March 12th with green flag racing action around 8pm.

RACING TEAMS: all Bandits Outlaw Sprint Car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement, 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. Mandatory drivers meeting and draw cut-off is at 6:15pm. Hot laps are slated for 7:15 with racing at 8pm.

The following posted SCB purse and rules are in effect, which in 2021 is as follows: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…15th to 24th (HOT pays up to 24 starters). All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. As in previous years, there is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information.

Click www.2021BOSS.com for the latest in series news and where the tour is headed to next. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits .

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GET YOUR 2021 'Bandits apparel today! Great looks at great prices! Just click:

https://shopspeedshark.com/team-speedshark/dirt-track-racing/boss-bandits-outlaw-sprint-series/

Details of the $500 www.KoolTrikes.com "Last Lap Pass For The Win" Award:

If a driver passes the lead car on the last lap of the A-feature event - and takes the win - that driver will win a $500 bonus from Kool Trikes of Clarksville, Texas!

BONUS: Kool Trikes is also extending this exact same formatted bonus to the heat races as well – and will award a driver $100 if they make a last lap pass for the win!

Kool Trikes takes cool Harley Davidson motorcycles and converts them into 'kool' trikes! Company founder Randy Butler is a former sprint car racer. Kool Trikes is the only trike company that offers race quality components such as Wilwood brake calipers, Zipco ball milled and drilled brake rotors, Pro Shocks, Afco coil springs, and Energy Suspension urethane components.

Butler paired his engineering and fabrication skills to create the Kool Trikes product line. It was an instant hit and the Kool Trikes brand has become a highly sought product for Harley riders - worldwide! Make sure to check out their new lineup of trike conversions at the link above. The Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series would like to thank Randy and Robbie for their continued support of our series!

Tech note: for example, if car number 1 is scored the leader at the end of lap 24, and if car number 2 passes car number 1 on that final lap and takes the win, car number 2 wins the bonus. There has to be pass for the lead on the 25th lap, and the lap 24 and lap 25 scored leaders must be different for the award to be won.

We look forward to seeing you Friday May 14th when the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series will set HOT Speedway ablaze with high-powered winged outlaw sprint cars battling on the racy ¼ mile oval for the second time in 2021!


Steve Stapp 1940 – 2021

By Robin Miller | April 23, 2021

At various points during his 80 years, he was the spoiled brat of an Indy 500 driver, an up and coming IndyCar mechanic, a damn good sprint car driver, a fine fabricator, a foil for A.J. Foyt and a bully of USAC’s sprint division with Pancho Carter (main image, with Stapp in 1974). He was a good husband to Rosemary and father to Suzanne and Andy. He survived crashing a sprinter on his 70th birthday, being run over by a train and other old-age maladies.

But the essence of Steve Stapp is that he was a racer to the core, a friend to all and a man who never met a conversation he couldn’t hijack.

The Bopper, who died in his sleep Friday in his Brownsburg home, was one of those characters that made every day an adventure and most days a lot of fun. His storytelling was so entertaining until you looked at your watch and realized he’d been yapping for an hour. Of course, that’s why so many people loved Stapp and hanging out with him.
Fathered by Babe Stapp, a 12-time starter at Indianapolis, Steve always admitted he was incorrigible as a kid and once kicked Indy winner and perennial nice guy Johnnie Parsons in the shins. But he caught the racing fever and was running a sprinter by the time he was 21, and the highlight came at Terre Haute in 1960 when he broke Foyt’s track record.

He promised Rosemary he’d stop driving in those lethal 1960s when they had their first child, and that set him in motion to become a respected and in-demand mechanic for the big cars. He was helping A.J. at Milwaukee with his dirt car in 1965 when he recalled a memorable exchange.

“I’ve got a stopwatch and I’m timing him and he’s quicker than all the rear-engine cars, so when he pulls in after practice I tell him the good news, and he cusses me out and said I was either blind or stupid. So I threw the watch at him and told him to go time himself because he was the great A.J. Foyt. After he won the pole, things settled down.”

Yet the turning point for Stapp came in 1973, when he asked a young hot-shoe named Carter to drive his sprinter at Knoxville. Driving for The Bopper didn’t come with a lot of job security since he was liable to fire a driver at any time. “I knew about his reputation, but I also knew that (Larry) Dickson and J.R. (Johnny Rutherford) had driven for him and he had good cars,” said Carter.

Thus began an amazing run of success and bickering for the next four years as Carter/Stapp claimed the 1974 and 1976 sprint titles while 40 of Pancho’s 42 victories in sprinters were in a Stapp chassis.

“I had my way and he had his, and we argued back and forth so we just agreed to disagree and it worked,” said Carter with a chuckle. “Steve was a great fabricator with a good knack for setting a car up, and he relied a lot on what he’d done as a driver and it was a good combination.

“It was the best time of my career because we couldn’t be beat and everyone really wanted to beat us, and Stapp loved that.”

 

 

Fremont Speedway announces dates for make-up features

Sunday, April 25, 2021

FREMONT, Ohio – Just as the A-mains were scheduled to push out Saturday, April 24 at Fremont Speedway on Pub 400 Night, a few sprinkles turned into a steady drizzle forcing “The Track That Action Built” to postpone the features to another time. After discussions, the make-up A-mains for each division will be held on the following events:

-The Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will run a complete program on Saturday, May 1 along with their make-up feature event from April 24

- The Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints will run a complete program on Saturday, May 15 along with their make-up feature event from April 24. That weekend includes a $4,000 to win event Friday, May 14 at Attica Raceway Park and a $4,000 to win event Saturday, May 15 at Fremont Speedway as part of the Kistler Racing Products/All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Attica Fremont Championship Series Presented by the Baumann Auto Group.

- The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints will run a complete program on Saturday, May 22 along with their make-up feature event from April 24.

“We are extremely thankful for the race teams and fans that came out on opening night. We were set-up to have exciting feature events but we can’t control Mother Nature. It would have taken a lot of time to get the track in shape following the rain and we have a curfew. As we always do we had to take into consideration the safety of the race teams, fans and staff,” said Ryan Schiets, Fremont Speedway Director.

“We also recognize some of the teams…particularly the 410 sprint teams who compete with series….won’t be able to make it back to the make-up event no matter when we schedule it as we are getting into the meat of most series’ schedules. We will pay those teams who can’t make it back to the make-up event their start money,” added Schiets.

Fremont Speedway’s 70th anniversary season continues Saturday, May 1 on Custom Metal Works Night with the AFCS 410 Sprints, the Napa Auto Parts of Bryan 305 Sprints AFCS Presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales and the Burmeister Dirt Trucks and their double features in action.

Keep up to date with Fremont Speedway by going to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway

 

 

Brian Brown Hungry for Redemption Heading Into Return to Knoxville Raceway Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 24, 2021) - Brian Brown has been anticipating his return to Knoxville Raceway all week after a frustrating incident hampered the feature result during the track's season opener a week ago.

Brown is aiming for his first triumph of the season this Saturday when he ventures to a track where he ranks fifth in 410ci winged sprint car feature victories with 52 trips into the Winner's Circle.

April 17 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 14 (5).

"It was a solid start to the night at Knoxville as we went fifth quick and won the heat race from fifth," Brown said. "I started fifth in the feature and got up on the berm, spun it around and got on my side. It was 200 percent driver error. The guys worked hard to make sure we got back out. I feel bad for my guys, but I'm excited we had that kind of speed early on."

UP NEXT - Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

"I'm looking forward to getting back to Knoxville and redeeming myself," Brown said.

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 7 top 15s, 13 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

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BRIAN BROWN RACING -

Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 120 feature victories and three track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, since the team was created in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through April 22

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 381; 2. Colby Stubblefield, Seago­ville, Texas, 252; 3. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 249; 4. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 233; 5. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, and Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, both 229; 7. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., and Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, both 195; 9. Jeff Emerson, Millsap, Texas, 192; 10. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Wash., and Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, both 190; 12. Domenic Melair, Warrington, Pa., 188; 13. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 185; 14. Ryan Rocha, Hanford, Calif., 182; 15. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 179; 16. Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 177; 17. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 172; 18. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 170; 19. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 167; 20. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 163.

KMJ Performance State Standings

California – 1. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 233; 2. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 195; 3. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Wash., 190; 4. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 185; 5. Ryan Rocha, Hanford, Calif., 182; 6. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., and Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., both 163; 8. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 157; 9. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 155; 10. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 153.

Louisiana – 1. Christopher Townsend, Cleveland, Texas, 39; 2. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 37; 3. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 36; 4. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 34; 5. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 33; 6. Theresa Waller, Montgomery, Texas, 31; 7. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 29; 8. Randy Noble, Spring, Texas, 28; 9. Austin Smith, Tatum, Texas, 27.

New Jersey – 1. Domenic Melair, Warrington, Pa., 76; 2. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 74; 3. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 71; 4. Cody West, Boyertown, Pa., 70; 5. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 64; 6. Zackery Bealer, Lehighton, Pa., 61; 7. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 60; 8. Rory Janney, Estell Manor, N.J., 58; 9. Ryan Stillwaggon, Palmyra, N.J., and Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., both 57.

North Carolina – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 78; 2. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., both 75; 4. Alysha Bay, Canandaigua, N.Y., and Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., both 68; 6. Jeremy Kornbau, Hermitage, Pa., 67; 7. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 66; 8. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 61; 9. Daniel Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 60; 10. Darryl Ruggles, Canandaigua, N.Y., 58.

Oklahoma – 1. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 181; 2. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 170; 3. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 167; 4. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 133; 5. Jett Hays, New Fairview, Texas, 113; 6. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 100; 7. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 98; 8. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 86; 9. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 85; 10. Derrick Gentilly, Carnegie, Okla., 76.

Pennsylvania – 1. Mikell McGee, Doylesburg, Pa., 153; 2. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 134; 3. Do­menic Melair, Warrington, Pa., 112; 4. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 108; 5. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 107; 6. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 105; 7. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 104; 8. Rowdy Heffner, Red Lion, Pa., 102; 9. Will Brunson, Middleburg, Pa., 101; 10. Christian Rumsey, Slate Hill, N.Y., 100.

South Carolina – 1. Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., 40; 2. Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 39; 3. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 38; 4. John Frutchey, Huger, S.C., 36; 5. George Blaney, Concord, N.C., 35; 6. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 34; 7. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 33; 8. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 32; 9. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 31; 10. Connor Otten, Rockwell, N.C., 30.

South Dakota – 1. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 40; 2. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 38; 3. Christopher Helget, Lincoln, Neb., 36; 4. Bayley Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 34; 5. Tim Fricke, Lincoln, Neb., 33; 6. Chris Shoenrock, Colman, S.D., 32; 7. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 31.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 381; 2. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 229; 3. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 225; 4. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 195; 5. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 159; 6. Jeff Emerson, Millsap, Texas, 152; 7. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 147; 8. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 143; 9. Joseph Kasper, Rowlett, Texas, 139; 10. Logan Scherb, Deca­tur, Texas, and Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, both 137

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 77; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 75; 3. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 72; 4. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 68; 5. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 64; 6. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 63; 7. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 40; 8. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 39; 9. Anthony Harris, Rockingham, Va., 37; 10. Alyssa Rowe, Chambersburg, Pa., 36.

 

 

Hoosier Double Down $10,000 Bonus On the Line for Winchester / Anderson May Races

It could be a big payday for one racer if they are able to walk away with the Hoosier Double Down in May in Indiana.
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It could be a big payday for one racer if they are able to walk away with the Hoosier Double Down in May in Indiana.

Track officials with Winchester Speedway and Anderson Speedway are pleased to announce the Hoosier Double Down incentive. A $10,000 bonus will be awarded if a driver is able to sweep both the Fly Over States 150 at Winchester on Tuesday, May 18 and the Spring Fling 125 presented by Mitch Smith Automotive and Perfecto at Anderson on Saturday, May 22.

Given the purse structure of Winchester’s Fly Over States event (based on car counts), and the purse for the Spring Fling 125, a driver could leave Anderson Speedway up to $34,000 richer after May 22’s race.

“The Fly Over States 150 is already a major event in its inaugural year, but with the Hoosier Double Down bonus, it’s poised to get even bigger,” said Bob Dillner, Winchester Speedway Promoter. “It’s exciting to work with Rick Dawson and everyone at Anderson to put the Fly Over States and Spring Fling on the map for all Super Late Model competitors all over the country.”

“We at Anderson Speedway are excited to work with Bob and Winchester to put on a bonus like this for the drivers,” said Anderson Speedway owner Rick Dawson. “The Anderson 125-lapper is always an exciting preview for July’s Redbud 400 and the Fly Over States 150 is going to be a big race, so we’re looking forward to next month.”

Tickets for the Fly Over States 150 are currently available on the Winchester Speedway website at winchesterspeedway.com/tickets. Additional track and event information can be found at www. winchesterspeedway.com. You can also follow @FastestHalfMile on Twitter and Instagram and be sure to like the Winchester Speedway Facebook page.

Information on the Spring Fling 125 can be found on the Anderson Speedway website at andersonspeedway.com. You can also follow @AndersonSpeedwy on Twitter and @andersonspeedway on Instagram, and be sure to like the Anderson Speedway Facebook page.

The entry form and schedule of events for the Fly Over States 150 can be found on the ARCA/CRA Super Series web site at www.cra-racing.com or on the ARCA Midwest Tour website at www.midwesttour.racing.

 

 

Champions Use Champion SAE 20W-50 Racing Motor Oil

(Clinton, MO / 04.24.21) For over six decades Champion Brands, a globally recognized blender and packager of motor oils, gear lubes, brake fluids, and many other specialty lubricants, continues their winning podium trend that “Champions Use Champion”.

Champion’s SAE 20W-50 Semi-Synthetic Racing Oil, a top selling racing oil, provides protection from metal-to-metal contact and increases horse-power and torque in most race applications. Known for a high degree of zinc, moly, calcium and phosphorus, it’s a true high performance racing oil.

Champion Racing Motor Oils are “purpose-built” and designed for amateur and professional racing applications. These products contain Champion’s proprietary Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer (TVS), special lubricity modifiers, and a premium level of anti-wear additives which includes a high quantity of ZDDP.

This robust formula is proven to meet the lubrication demands of competition engines, and create a tough film strength, which controls wear and provides more horsepower and torque results in dynamometer testing. https://www.championbrands.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/4104-4080-4111-PDS.pdf

Champion’s Racing Oil is suitable for use in all competition engines especially those using flat tappet and/or roller cams operating at high RPMs and requiring high-pressure valve springs. This product is formulated to meet the demands of most of today’s high-performance race engines.

Champion SAE 20W-50 Racing Motor Oil features include: exceptional low coefficient of friction, film strength and viscosity stability at higher temperatures, formulated for the protection of flat tappet cams, roller cams and bearings in turbo and super-charged racing engines, increases high-temp oil pressure and compression, compatible with all racing fuels including methanol, provides upper cylinder anti-wear protection, reduces engine oil temperature, and compatible with other petroleum and synthetic oils.

These benefits are directly linked to Champion’s premium base stock and anti-wear protection package, which contains a unique balance of chemistry including high levels of zinc and phosphorus. The semi-synthetic formula provides a lower coefficient of friction than conventional racing motor oils.

Plus offers film strength and viscosity stability of thicker mono-grades at higher temperatures with less drag, provides upper cylinder anti-wear protection, and reduces operating temperature. In addition, the Champion 20W-50 Racing Oil is specially formulated for a better piston ring seal for maximum compression, horse-power and torque.

“This top-tier SAE racing oil addresses the potential of flat tappet camshaft failures found in older racing motors. The problem started years ago when oil companies began producing oils with a reduction in the anti-wear additive packages and noticed flat tappet camshaft and lifter failures, stated Karl Dedolph of Champion Oil.

“Most racing engine builders over the years might have blamed camshaft or lifter hardness, however they found that the majority of the failures were, in part, due to a reduction of anti-wear additives. These failures coincided with a reduction of the Zinc additive.”

“This is not typically a problem in late model racing motors using roller lifters and newer camshafts because they do not need as much of the anti-scuffing additive packages to protect the sliding action of flat tappet camshaft and lifter surfaces,” added Dedolph.

“The main anti-wear additive in Champion’s SAE 20W-50 Racing Motor Oil is Zinc dialkyldithiophosphates (ZDDP). There are other anti-wear additives, mentioned earlier, but Zinc is maybe the most well-known oil additives found in any popular racing oils. In much the same way that aspirin cures many ailments, ZDDPs provide many benefits to lubricating oils, especially racing engine oils”. https://www.championbrands.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/4104-4080-4111-PDS.pdf

“This class of additives delivers the anti-wear film necessary to protect metal parts under mixed lubrication where metal-to metal contact can occur. They function by adhering to the metal in the engine and are activated as metal-to-metal contact causes temperatures and pressures to rise.”

“The result is a smooth, glass-like surface that provides excellent protection of metal components. This sacrificial coating prevents metal to metal contact, which reduces friction and wear. All key protection properties for cams, lifters, push rods, wrist pins, distributor gears, bearings, etc.”

“ZDDP also provides an excellent anti-oxidant and work synergistically with other additives found in racing oils. Along with its stability it activates at differing temperatures and pressures,” concluded Dedolph.

Champion SAE 20W-50 Racing Motor Oil Specific Properties: 1600 PPM Zinc, 1900 PPM Calcium, 750 PPM Molybdenum, 2000 PPM Phosphorous, Blue color, 0.876 Gravity, 19.0 Viscosity @ 100°C cSt, Pour Point °F <-20 / Flash Point °F>450. Composition Ingredients: Synthetic Oil, Poly-Alpha-Olefin (PAO), Diisooctyl Adipate, Zinc Dialkyldithiophosphate, Branched Alkylpheno, Calcium Branched Alkylphenol.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 65 years. Champion Brands produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the automotive, racing, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about Champion Racing Oil contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 660-890-06231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. TO COMPETE CLOSE TO HOME AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT

(Chino Hills, CA, April 22, 2021) This Saturday night, for the first time in nearly a year and a half, Southern California sprint car driver Eddie Tafoya Jr. will not have to drive hundreds of miles to race. In fact, the 23-year-old will only be travelling 35-miles from his Chino Hills, California home to compete in the Sokola Shootout at Perris Auto Speedway.

As the Perris half-mile oval was shut down all last year due to COVID, Saturday’s race at the track will be Tafoya’s first there since November 2019. On his last night there, he put the icing on the cake for that season when he qualified sixth fastest at the Oval Nationals finale against the best drivers from the Midwest and West Coast. It was on the track where he learned to drive sprint cars and it was a fitting end to his first-year racing 410s. Needless to say, it impressed many. Soon after that race, he was not only named the Rookie of the Year in the USAC/CRA Series, but in Arizona’s USAC Southwest Series as well.

Tafoya, the 2018 Perris Auto Speedway Young Guns Sprint Car Champion, got a late start to the 2021 campaign when his engine was not ready for the season opener. When he finally got on the track at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California last month, a hard flip necessitated a trip to Indiana to pick up a new DRC Chassis. And since the team was going back to pick up the chassis, they decided to build the entire car back there and shake it down in three USAC National Sprint Car Series races last weekend. The first two nights the team got its laps in at the Bloomington and Haubstadt Speedways and started adjusting the new car. Unfortunately, the third night at the Paragon Speedway fell victim to rain and the team hightailed it back to California to prepare for this Saturday’s race.

In addition to the new car, Tafoya will have brand new t-shirts with a great design available for fans on Saturday. After the races, anyone who would like to purchase a shirt can visit the #51T in the pit area. For those who would like to acquire one but who cannot make it to the track, can contact Tafoya on Instagram or Facebook.


For fans who would like to attend Saturday’s race, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00. Advance tickets are available at the following link https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. Due to COVID mandates, that is the only way to purchase tickets for this race. There will be no walk-up ticket sales on Saturday.

Perris Auto Speedway is located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive (92571). The office phone number is (951) 940-0134 and the website is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/.

After Saturday, Tafoya will be back on the track for the USAC/CRA race at the Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday, May 8.

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for being a part of the 2021 racing campaign. Specialty Fasteners, Circle Track Performance, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Benic Enterprises, Simpson, and Bell. If you or your company would like to become a part of the team in 2021, please give them a call or send an E-mail to the contact information at the top of this press release.

 

 

Opening Night At Skagit Speedway

Washington's Skagit Speedway opens the 2021 season this Saturday, April 24 with 360 sprint cars headlining opening night! You can watch it all happen live thanks to SPEED SPORT TV affiliate Skagit Speedway TV.

WATCH LIVE!
Lernerville Speedway Opening Night

Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., kicks off the 2021 season on Friday night! Tune in to watch the Feb4 divisions - 410 sprint cars, late models, big-block modifieds and pro stocks - battle for supremacy. SPEED SPORT TV affiliate Lernerville TV will broadcast the action live.

WATCH LIVE!
Check Out Everything Happening This Weekend On The SPEED SPORT Network!

Friday

Albany-Saratoga Speedway Weekly Racing - Dirt Track Digest TV
Davenport Speedway Weekly Racing - Done Right TV
Lernerville Speedway Opening Night - Lernerville TV
Lee County Speedway Season Opener - Done Right TV
Princeton Speedway Weekly Racing - Dirt Race Central
Dacotah Speedway Season Opener - Dacotah Speedway Productions
Cottage Grove Spring Fling Night 1 - Dirt Oval TV
Deming Speedway Weekly Racing - Dirt Oval TV

Saturday

Benton County Spring Demo Buster - Benton County Speedway TV
Spring Explosion Team Derby Saturday Night - DerbyTees TV
New Egypt Speedway Weekly Racing - Dirt Track Digest TV
Brownstown Speedway Weekly Racing - Dirt2Media
Southeast Legends Tour At Caraway - LegendsNation.TV
Off Road Speedway Weekly Racing - Advantage Racing TV
34 Raceway Weekly Racing - Done Right TV
Cedar Lake Speedway Weekly Racing - Dirt Race Central
Springfield Raceway Weekly Racing - Springfield Raceway TV
Boone Speedway Weekly Racing - IMCA TV
Southeast Super Trucks At Caraway - Pit Row TV
Old North State Nationals Qualifying & Heats - Pit Row TV
Ogilvie Raceway Weekly Racing - Dirt Race Central
North Central Speedway Weekly Racing - Dirt Race Central
Meridian Speedway Weekly Racing - Speed Cast TV
Magic Valley Speedway Weekly Racing - Magic Valley Speedway TV
Southern Oklahoma Speedway Weekly Racing - IMCA TV
Devils Lake Speedway Weekly Racing - DARN TV
Cottage Grove Spring Fling Night 2 - Dirt Oval TV
Antioch Speedway Weekly Racing - Antioch Speedway TV
Tucson Speedway Weekly Racing - Tucson Speedway TV
Vado Speedway Park Weekly Racing - Dirt Race Central
Skagit Speedway Opening Night - Skagit Speedway TV

Sunday

Spring Explosion Team Derby Sunday Afternoon - Derby Tees TV
Indianapolis Speedrome Weekly Racing - Speedrome TV
Old North State Nationals Finale - Pit Row TV
Selinsgrove Speedway Ray Tilley Classic - Dirt Track Digest TV
Raceway Park Weekly Racing - Advantage Racing TV
Dubuque Speedway Weekly Racing - Done Right TV
East Moline Speedway Weekly Racing - Done Right TV
Benton County Speedway Weekly Racing - Benton County Speedway

 

 

Runner-Up Finish for Covington at Park Jefferson

CG Motorsports. Glenpool, Ok. (April 22nd, 2021) Matt Covington took on Park Jefferson International Speedway this past weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, finishing 2nd to Blake Hahn.

Matt was able to capitalize on a good draw and pick up the heat race win. The result placed him in the redraw where he pulled the pole position for the A Feature. At the drop of the green, Matt had the lead secured until a caution reset the field prior to the first lap’s completion. On the restart, Matt once again held the lead. But only for a few laps before Hahn was able to get by him on the bottom in turn 2. The 95 Triple X/Shark Engines mount couldn’t quite match Hahn’s pace, giving Hahn some distance as they headed into lap traffic. Covington remained in 2nd until the checkers waved.

“We had a good car Saturday night, just not quite as good as Blake’s,” stated Matt. “I wish we could have stayed out front after getting to start on the pole. But Hahn was a little better getting off the corner in the beginning of the race. I changed things up a little going into traffic and was able to close the gap a bit. But then I started struggling with my car and that took away any chances of getting the lead back. Battling the car and issues, I had to focus on not making any mistakes to hold off Hickle, pressuring me from 3rd. I would have liked to get the win, but we’ve only been outside the top-5 twice so far this year and those were still top-10s, so I don’t really have much to be disappointed about.”

This weekend Covington and the team are playing it by ear according to the weather, considering Lucas Oil Speedway or Knoxville Raceway.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who will make this 2021 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, All-Star Performance, Loose Change, South Plains Towing, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, and T&L Foundry.

2021 STATS: Starts-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: TBD
4/24/21 Lucas Oil Speedway???
4/24/21 Knoxville Raceway???

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.flosports.tv and http://www.RacinBoys.com for paid, live audio and Live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2021 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2020 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

Jac Haudenschild’s iconic Pennzoil No. 22 brought to life for Farewell Tour

BRISTOL, Tenn. (April 22, 2021) - Caught completely by surprise, Wooster, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild was reunited with the iconic Pennzoil No. 22 sprint car earlier this afternoon, which was ceremoniously unveiled at Bristol Motor Speedway to help kick-off the Wild Child’s Farewell Tour. Celebrating nearly five decades of short track competition, the 63-year-old will participate in a 25-race schedule aboard the legendary Pennzoil No. 22, kicking things off with Bristol’s three-day Throwdown tonight through Saturday.

A salute to “Wild Child” fans from coast to coast, Haudenschild’s Farewell Tour will feature some of the sport’s highly touted events such as the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park, Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal, the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Silver Dollar Speedway’s Gold Cup, and Thunderbowl’s annual Trophy Cup.

“We’ve had this in the works for a long time,” Rico Abreu said. “He had no idea this was happening. It’s been tough to keep it a secret, but it’s been worth it. I want to thank the team at Pennzoil for allowing all of this to happen. The 22 is legendary and Pennzoil was the backbone in bringing this revival to life. I’m sure seeing this car on track will bring back a lot of great memories for race fans. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate his final season.”

Owned by the late Jack Elden, the Pennzoil No. 22 was a prominent figure on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series trail throughout the mid to late 1990s. With the Wild Child at the helm, the Pennzoil No. 22 team acquired success during many of sprint car racing’s premier events such as Eldora Speedway’s $100,000-to-win Historical Big One in 1993, a pair of Eldora Speedway Kings Royal victories in 1994 and 1998, and a Gold Cup victory in Chico, California, in 1998.

In addition, Pennzoil fueled Haudenschild and Elden to a runner-up finish in the 1995 World of Outlaws championship standings. Padded by four Series victories, Haudenschild finished a mere-142 points behind fellow Ohio native, Dave Blaney.

“Jac is my hero and what better way to honor a hero than reviving a car that’s most synonymous with his career,” Abreu added. “It’s going to be a fun, but emotional summer.”

For those who can not attend Bristol’s Throwdown, DIRTVision will be on hand to broadcast every lap live. Visit www.dirtvision.com to learn more.

 

Test and Tune’ and ‘Media Day’ Moves to This Sunday;

New Two-Seater Rides Will be Available Too

As Gas City I-69 Speedway Prepares for May 7 Opener

GAS CITY, Ind., April 22 – Due to the weekend’s weather forecast, Gas City I-69 Speedway’s open “Test and Tune” practice session and “Media Day” has been rescheduled from this Saturday to this Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

As an added attraction, the general public will be able to enjoy the "Greatest Thrill Ride in Indiana," as Gas City I-69 Speedway will debut its new two-seater sprint car during Sunday's sessions.

Veteran USAC AMSOIL national sprint car and Silver Crown driver Matt Goodnight will be behind the wheel to give his passengers five hot laps around Gas City's quarter-mile clay oval. The cost is $100 per person ($30 pit pass and $70 ride fee). The track is slotting four spots every 20 minutes from noon to 5 p.m. Riders must make reservations on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com to guarantee a spot. Any remaining spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis on Sunday. Firesuits and helmets will be provided. Riders must be 14 years of age or older. (Minors must have completed liability forms, which will be available at the track.)

The two-seater was constructed by Benic Enterprises during the off season. The car will be used for fan rides, corporate and charity events during the season.

The practice day is open to all classes of race cars. The pit gate will open at 10:30 a.m. A pit pass will cost $30. The concession stand in the pits will be open.

Admission to the grandstands will be free for fans for the “Test and Tune,” although there won’t be an announcer calling the action.

The track’s 2021 season will kick off on Friday night, May 7, with a full program of non-wing sprint cars, USAC Midget Cup series (open midgets plus SpeeD2), modifieds, street stocks and hornets. On opening night the pit gate will open at 3 p.m. and the grandstands at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and the races start at 7:30 p.m. An adult general admission ticket is a very reasonable $15, while children 12 and under are free to keep costs down for families. A pit pass costs $30.

Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22, approximately a half-mile west of Interstate 69, exit 259. The quarter-mile dirt oval is about halfway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, and attracts drivers and fans from all over the Midwest.

For the complete schedule and other news, visit the speedway’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans and competitors can also follow the speedway on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

 

 

SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY

(April 22, 2021)

Welcome Back Fans; Spring Nationals on Tap

The main grandstand at Silver Dollar Speedway has sat dormant for the last 413 days. Well, all that is about to change. Starting with next weekend’s Spring Nationals, we are excited to welcome back fans to the main grandstands and bleachers of the historic Silver Dollar Speedway.

The Silver Dollar Speedway has been a mainstay of local entertainment since the 1960’s. Heroes and legends have raced the high-banked, quarter-mile clay oval thrilling fans for the past six decades. These modern-day gladiators, enter a coliseum filled with fans. These drivers thrive off the interaction. Racing in front of an empty grandstands is something they do not like to experience.

Following the State guidelines and regulations, the Speedway has only hosted four events since September of 2019. Only one of those had a limited number of spectators. With Butte County moving into the Orange tier recently, we were given the opportunity to open back up. We will be prudent in following the current CDC recommended guidelines going forward.

Future releases will give more details about next weekends two-day show. Listed below are some key points.

All fans will be directed to purchase your tickets on-line. Please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com and clink on ticket or next event. All prices are listed on our website for next weekends event. We strongly recommend buying these tickets soon.

Camping will be allowed for both nights of racing. Please stop by the fair office to pay.

Friday night, April 30th, is the Bill Brownell Memorial. It will feature winged 360 sprint cars, Street Stocks and Dwarf Cars. Pit gate opens at 3 PM. All teams need to come through the Costco side entrance of Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. Grandstands are set to open at 5 PM.

Saturday night is the 8th Running of the David Tarter Memorial. The race will also mark the first appearance by the popular traveling Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT). The Dwarf Cars will also be on hand. Pit gate opens at 3 PM. All teams need to come through the Costco side entrance of Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. Grandstands are set to open at 5 PM.

“This is as big of a re-opening as we could offer,” said track manager Dennis Gage. “Getting the facility back to some normalcy and allowing these great people of Butte County the chance to see some live entertainment. To host the Bill Brownell race on Friday night and then the next night the David Tarter Memorial is a special thing for us to do, not only for the families but our community.”

“It is an odd feeling to announce racing to an empty grandstand,” said long time track announcer Troy Hennig referring to the last few races held at the fairgrounds. “We were able to live stream those events to people in their homes, but it is not the same energy I thrive off. I am absolutely thrilled for the chance to see some familiar faces again in out stands. We have a loyal and passionate fan base. All I can say is, ‘Welcome Back,’.”

Further updates will be available at www.silverdollarspeedway.com or at https://www.sprintcarchallengetour.com/. We will also have information posted on our Facebook and twitter pages.

 

 

POWRi Mid-State Nationals Rescheduled for Sunday at Valley Speedway

Belleville, IL. (04/21/2021) Due to soaking ground conditions with more forecasted precipitation, POWRi and Valley Speedway officials have decided to reschedule racing on Friday, April 23rd for Sunday. Now the Mid-State Nationals with the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues as well as the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League will take place on Sunday, April 25th.

Currently, the Open Wheel Showdown presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, April 24th is still scheduled as planned with the POWRi National and West Midget Leagues, POWRi WAR, and ASCS Sooner and Warrior Region all on the docket of open-wheel excitement. Stay tuned to social media and online postings for further updates.

Saturday, April 24th at Lucas Oil Speedway Details: Pits Open - All Day Driver Registration - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Drivers Meeting - 5:30 PM Engine Warming: 6:00 Hot Laps - 6:30 PM Racing to Follow

Lucas Oil Speedway Ticket Prices: Adult General Admission: $12 Kids General Admission: $9 Senior General Admission: $5 Kids under 5 Free

Sunday, April 25th at Valley Speedway Details: Pits Open - All Day Driver Registration - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Drivers Meeting - 4:30 PM Engine Warming: 4:45 Hot Laps - 5:00 PM Racing to Follow

Valley Ticket Prices: Adult General Admission: $15 Kids General Admission: $6 Senior General Admission: $14 Party Deck: $18

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Extra Event on Tap at Tri-City Raceway Park this Sunday

(Franklin, PA April 21, 2021): Tri-City Raceway Park completed three of the four feature events on opening night before the rains came stopping the finale with just two laps in the books. So, the program this Sunday, April 25, will include the balance of the race for the 4 Your Car Connection Mini Stock class. Then, the racers will present a full, four-division Sunday Thunder card. Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. and the front gates will open at 4 p.m. Racing will begin at 6 p.m. at the track located at 3430 State Route 417, in Oakland Township.

Jack Sodeman, Jr., the defending track champion in the Shawgo Real Estate LLC 410 Sprint Cars, captured the checkered flag in both his heat and the feature event. Those wins staked him to an early lead in the point standings. New Yorker Matt Farnham remained within striking distance in the 25 lap feature race, and he sits second in the title chase. George Hobaugh closed the weekend on a high note, taking third less than 24 hours after he crashed his racer in Central Pennsylvania. Also getting top finishes were Brandon Matus, Carl Bowser, and Brandon Spithaler. They are expected back, along with Bob Felmlee who continues the revival of his stellar Sprint Car career after sitting out for several seasons. Darrin Gallagher, who scored a career first 410 victory at Tri-City last season, Brent Matus, Kyle Colwell, and many others will be on hand.

In the Krill Recycling LLC 358 Modifieds, Chad Brachmann likewise swept his heat and the feature. The Empire State veteran also snared the $50 Hard Charger bonus put up by Fisher & Father NAPA Auto Parts, of Cranberry and Clarion. Brachmann was the Pro Performer of the week by passing seven other drivers on his way to victory in the feature event. He fought hard with Jeremiah Shingledecker, of nearby Polk, PA. Jimmy Holden, Kevin Hoffman, and teenager Nathan McDowell had impressive top five finishes in their first outings of the season. They should all see action this weekend, along with more than a dozen other competitors.

Hometown favorite, Josh Seippel, fought off youngster Tyler Wyant to take the prize in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks. This highly competitve class is back as a weekly attraction at the Venango County oval. In addition, fans will see William Hurrelbrink, Michael Miller, Doug Iorio II, Patrick Fielding and many others racing wheel to wheel.

Nearly two dozen 4 Your Car Connection Mini Stocks signed in last week and all are expected back at the track. Their heat races were fast and furious, but the feature race was slowed, then halted, by the wet conditions that closed out the entertaining night of racing. So the last ten laps of the feature will be spun off before the regular racing begins.

Despite the extra action, the regular ticket pricing will apply. Just $15 will allow adults (ages 16 and up) to enter the facility. Seniors (ages 62 and up) will be admitted for $13. Students (ages 11-16) will enter for just a $10 bill. Children (ages 10 and under) will be free of charge. Or, take advantage of a Family Pass for $45, as that is good for two adults and two students. Pit Passes will be $30 for fans and participants of all ages. And, remember that parking is free and plentiful at Tri-City Raceway Park.

Mark your racing calendars for Sunday, May 2, when the All Stars Circuit of Champions will be in town to challenge the Shawgo Real Estate LLC Sprint Cars. Also in action will be the RUSH Sprint cars, which will provide lots of thrills as they race without the big wings customarily seen atop the open wheelers.

Additional information can be obtained by calling the track office, at 724-967-4601, by emailing tricityracewaypark2020@gmail.com, or by checking the website at www.Tri-CityRacewayPark.com.

 

 

AFTER WINS LAST WEEKEND, BRODY ROA PREPARES FOR RETURN TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY FOR THE SOKOLA SHOOTOUT THIS SATURDAY

(Cypress, CA, April 21, 2021) Brody Roa warmed up for his return to Perris Auto Speedway for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series Sokola Shootout this Saturday night, April 24, with two wins in Central California last weekend. Saturday’s race will be on the same half-mile oval where he scored the biggest win of his career in 2017.

Both of last week’s victories came in the May Motorsports #8M sprint car. On Friday, the winning effort came in an open 360 show at the Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield. The following night he made it two wins in 24-hours when he outdistanced the field at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

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Brody Roa and crew after last weekend's win at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

The Garden Grove, California resident not only won the main event, but he also triumphed in the heat race at KCRP. Twenty-four hours later, the #91R team made the short 64-mile trek to the Thunderbowl Raceway. The 2016 series champion started off the night when he won his heat race, placed fourth in the qualifier, and started sixth in the 25-lap main event. The field was small, but talented, and that meant Roa had his work cut out for him.

For the first three laps, Roa wrestled his way between fourth and fifth. A lap four restart saw him advance one spot to third and another restart on lap five, saw him put the competition away. He dove to the bottom to take the lead in turn one in the race that stayed green the remainder of the way. He proceeded to run off from the competition to win by over a full straight.

“To come out and win two in a row this weekend is pretty good,” the 30-year-old winner told announcer Bobby Gerould and the crowd. “If you would have told me I would have won a race at Tulare I would have told you that you were crazy. On an average night, a shopping cart could beat me around here. It is just a place I am not very good at, but it was fun tonight. It made you have to hit your marks every time with the holes around the top. I can’t thank these guys at May Motorsports who put this car under me. Jayson (May), his dad, all of his family. They are incredible people, and they build a nice car that never has any issues. It leaves it up to me to get the job done. It is awesome to see fans again in the stands at a race. Thank you all for coming out.”

The victory in Tulare was the seventh lifetime win for Roa in USAC West Coast Series competition. And it was the initial win in the series for May Motorsports. After two USAC West Coast races in 2021, the friendly driver has a win and a third-place finish. That puts him in the lead in the driver standings and May Motorsports is the leader in the owner standings. The next race in the series is scheduled for May 15 in Petaluma.

Saturday’s Sokola Shootout will be the first time Roa has raced on the USAC/CRA Series home track, Perris Auto Speedway, since November 2019. In nine appearances at the Riverside County track that season, he had one win and five top five finishes. The biggest win of his career came on the same half mile clay oval in 2017 when he won the second night of the prestigious Oval Nationals.

For fans who would like to attend Saturday’s race, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00. Advance tickets are available at the following link tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. Due to COVID mandates, that is the only way to purchase tickets for this race. There will be no walk-up ticket sales.

Perris Auto Speedway is located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive (92571). The office phone number is (951) 940-0134 and the website is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/.

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the #91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, Sander Engineering, Biker Bruce Fisher, Inland Rigging, The Golden Vibe Boutique, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Total Lubricants, Marina Pools, TJM Oilfield Distribution, Certex, and Biker Bruce for sponsoring the #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout the year, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you would like to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his west coast schedule permits.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also check out the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/.

To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

2021 Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway King Of The Wing Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

4-16 Kern County Raceway Park Open 360 1st A Main

4-17 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main

 

 

WORLD’S #1 SPRINT CAR FAN, SHAWN McDONALD, WILL BE REMEMBERED AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Perris, CA, April 21, 2021) When Perris Auto Speedway hosts its first Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Car race in nearly a year and a half this Saturday night, April 24th, one familiar and popular face will not be in the grandstands. Shawn McDonald, known as the “World’s #1 Sprint Car Fan” to attendees of the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval, passed away last June. However, his friends Lew Miller and Scott Martin, decided to keep his memory and spirit alive. At every USAC/CRA race at The PAS this year, the sixth fastest qualifier and sixth place finisher in the main will each get an extra $100.00 in his memory.

Initially, a lot of different ideas were tossed around before the decision was made to use the number of his favorite driver. That driver is “Super” Rickie Gaunt. The bond between the two was amazing and when Gaunt heard that his friend was in tough shape last June, he dropped what he was doing and paid him a visit.

174486803_10215795405558097_167852537178773948_n.jpg "The World's #1 Sprint Car Fan," Shawn McDonald with his favorite sprint car driver, "Super" Rickie Gaunt.

“Shawn had many favorite drivers,” Miller said. “But his all-time favorite driver was “Super” Rickie Gaunt. He drove many cars over the years, but he is probably best known for driving the #66. So beginning with the Saturday April 24th race and every USAC 410 race at Perris Auto Speedway throughout the year including the Oval Nationals (11 races), the sixth fastest qualifier and the sixth-place finisher in the A main will receive $100 in memory of Shawn.”

Past Oval Nationals and USAC/CRA champion and now USAC/CRA Race Director Tony Jones, is pleased with the new award and has fond memories of Shawn.

“To us (drivers), Shawn was a racer, so it means a lot that friends and family have come up and put some money up there to remember him,” Jones said. “He was at every race. Him coming down after the races to be with the drivers, that was his commitment to us. We looked forward to him coming down and being able to spend our time talking to him. When I was a racer, it meant a lot to me to talk to him after the races. I had a lot of respect at how big his heart was. He had the heart of a racer and he was there for us.”

Fans can see who gets the “Shawn McDonald Money” for the first time on Saturday at the Sokola Shootout. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00. Adult tickets are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. Kids 6-12 are $5.00 and children 5 and under are free. The fairgrounds charges $10.00 for parking. Camping on the fairgrounds is available for $25.00 per night beginning at noon on Friday.

Due to COVID restrictions, tickets for this race are only available at tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. There will be no walk-up ticket sales for this event. Also, face coverings and social distancing between groups other than your own will be mandatory.

Online tickets for 2021 Perris Auto Speedway races are on sale at tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. Fans will be able to purchase tickets online at the link up until 7:00 p.m. each race night. The entire 2021 schedule is available at the bottom of this release.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, All Coast Construction, Battery Systems, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

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

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

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2021 EVENT SCHEDULE

UPDATED APRIL 2, 2021

April 24th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS Senior Sprints

May 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III – Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

May 15th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 22nd "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints

June 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

June 12th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 19th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints

June 26th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

July 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 16th “SUMMER CAMPFEST” AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

July 17th “SUMMER CAMPFEST” AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

July 24th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

August 14th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 21st CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

August 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII – Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 4th “SUMMER CAMPFEST II” PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

September 5th “SUMMER CAMPFEST II” PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

September 11th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 18th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 25th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

October 16th PASSCAR SERIES – “FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT” Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

October 23rd AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

October 30th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIIII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

November 3rd 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 4th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 5th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 6th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13th PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
THURSDAY, APRIL 22

The Maddington Toyota TRIPLE CROWN wrapped up the WA sprintcar season at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

The three-round mini-series traditionally ends the season after the main Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Championship concludes.

Saturday night’s final went to Callum Williamson from Taylor Milling, Jason Kendrick, Jason Pryde and Darren Mewett.

When the points were tallied at the end of the three rounds it was Pryde who ended up on top with 424 points.

This was thanks to this third, sixth and fourth in the three shows - being the most consistent driver at the back end of the season.

Second overall was Jason Kendrick on 420 points - thanks to his 2nd, 10th and 3rd.

Third was young gun AJ Nash on 404 points - banking solid points with a 5th, 12th and a 6th.

Fourth overall was Milling who raced up the rankings after his great drive on Saturday night - with his results showing a 16th, 7th and 2nd.

Andrew Priolo, despite crashing out hard in the final round - took fifth overall with his results of a 4th, 8th and a DNF.

Darren Mewett ended the season on a high with sixth in the series.

In the first two rounds he was 12th and 13th, but last Saturday night he challenged the front runners in a sensational drive, finally finishing 5th, for 390 points.

This was on the back of him winning the Bonza Bradford event in Pithara two weeks ago in the SAWA Sprintcar Series.

Matt Cross, who has confirmed he will be back next season in the W94, was 388 and seventh overall after a 7th, 15th and 9th.

Eighth place went to Trevor Reynolds with an 8th, 11th and 12 - also showing some pace and consistency in the W15 in the back end of the season, giving them something to build on for next year.

Kris Coyle, who recently wrapped up third in the main Maddington Toyota Sprintcar series, was 9th in the TRIPLE CROWN on 384 points - thanks to his 11th, 9th and DNF.

Tenth was Trevor Jolly on 376 with a 13th, 14th and a 10th.

Overall points: Jason Pryde 424, Jason Kendrick 420, AJ Nash 404, Taylor Milling 400, Andrew Priolo 396, Darren Mewett 390, Matthew Cross 388, Trevor Reynolds 388, Kris Coyle 384, Trevor Jolly 376, Daniel Harding 370, Dayne Kingshott 334, Callum Williamson 300, Ryan Lancaster 298, David Priolo 296, Jaydee Dack 294, Brad Maiolo 258, Ben Butcher 182, Robbie Farr 150, Troy Lawson 134, Cameron McKenzie 130, Kye Scroop 122, Kaiden Manders 120, James Inglis 112, Shaun Bradford 50, Paul Peet 50.

 

 

Get Your Tickets While You Can for USAC’s Return to Winchester

Tickets are available for purchase online for USAC’s return to Winchester Speedway for the Rich Vogler Classic on Sunday, May 9. It will be the inaugural visit for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series at the World’s Fastest Half Mile. Read Online

Tickets are available for purchase online for USAC’s return to Winchester Speedway for the Rich Vogler Classic on Sunday, May 9. It will be the inaugural visit for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile.

Reserved seating will be available in the upper sections for $30 each, while general admission will also be available. General admission tickets for adults for $20 each, while children ages 6-12 can get in for $10 each. Kids younger than six will get in free.

Tickets for the Rich Vogler Classic can be purchased online at winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.

The 2021 version of the Rich Vogler Classic will celebrate open wheel racing’s rich history at the “World’s Fastest Half Mile,” while paying homage to the legendary life and career of one of motorsport’s greatest talents, the late Rich Vogler. The afternoon 100 lap main event will showcase the beauty and blazing speed of the renowned Silver Crown machines while testing the bravery and skill of some of the world’s best drivers upon the fabled high banks of Winchester.

The Rich Vogler Classic is a co-promotion between Winchester Speedway and Elite Racing Promotions, founded in 2019 by Brady and Xia Xianna Bacon. The event will serve as the season opener for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series.

The event will also mark USAC’s first trip to Winchester since 2011, when the Sprint Cars came to town for the Rich Vogler Classic. Tracy Hines dominated that day and took the win in the feature event, which also served as the final USAC Sprint Car race to be held on asphalt.

Joining the USAC Silver Crown that afternoon will be the Midwest Old Timers Vintage Racing Club, featuring upwards of 40 vintage open-wheel cars. Fans will be able to witness the progression of the open-wheel machines through the decades.

Tickets for the Rich Vogler Classic are available online at winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.

For more information regarding the event, please visit the track’s website at winchesterspeedway.com. You can follow @FastestHalfMile on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to like the Winchester Speedway Facebook page. For additional info on the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series, go to usacracing.com.

 

 

Round 2 of Sprint Car Challenge Tour Action on Tap for Justyn Cox and C&M Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night, Justyn Cox and the C&M Motorsports team will direct their attention to the Sprint Car Challenge Tour as the series makes its way to Petaluma Speedway for the second-round of 2021 action.

“I am really excited about Saturday night’s event at Petaluma Speedway,” Justyn Cox said. “The SCCT typically attracts a really good field of cars, and it is always fun to to line up against guys you don’t normally race with.”

Following a turbulent Saturday night at Placerville Speedway that saw the team have engine issues in hot laps and end their night essentially before it started, Cox is looking forward to getting to the bay area facility, though it hasn’t been kind to him over the course of his career.

Though not typically a great place for the Clarksburg, CA driver, Cox has been able to find a little success during his two most recent trips to the facility. In SCCT action back in 2019, he finished second, and during his most recent visit back in 2020 he recorded a fifth-place finish aboard the C&M Motorsports mount against the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

“Petaluma typically is tough on me, but my last two trips out there have been pretty good,” Cox said. “I know Cody and Mandi have had some good runs there over the years so I am looking forward to seeing how we can do and hopefully put this run of bad luck behind us.”

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

ON TAP: Cox and C&M Motorsports will be in action at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-7

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

 

 

SawBlade.com Sponsored Bogucki Earns Top Five at Park Jefferson

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (April 21, 2021) - Scott Bogucki remains one of only three drivers to produce a top-five outing in every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race this season.

The SawBlade.com backed driver earned a fifth-place result last Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway.

Bogucki opened the night by drawing a high number to start near the rear of the field in a heat race. However, he hustled from seventh to fourth to garner a spot into the feature redraw. Bogucki pulled the No. 6 during the random draw to line up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"We drew bad and did what we could in the heat race," he said. "It wasn't super racy. The feature was similar in the feature. In turns one and two it was around the bottom and around the top in turns three and four. Someone had to make a mistake to make a pass. I lost a couple of positions early and then got a couple back and made up one spot."

Bogucki's fifth-place result was his 25th career top five during ASCS National Tour competition.

The ASCS National Tour race on Friday at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, was canceled because of inclement weather.

Next up for the team will be an ASCS National Tour show this Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo. His career-best run at the high-banked oval was a fifth-place result in April 2019.

"I like that place," he said. "It's kind of like what I race on at home. It gets choppy and like a bullring where you have carry speed. We need to continue with our consistency and keep finishing without having to use provisionals."

Bogucki also plans to venture to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday.

"I'm confident going to Knoxville," he said. "I'm not worried about struggling for car speed. Every time we go there we have speed."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 5 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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"Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive," Bogucki said. "They have stuck with me as we've continued to build our race team and develop into a consistent contender. I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Bryant Paver Motorsports, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, TJ Forged, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Racing Suspension, Maxim Chassis, Kaeding Performance and Howard Law for their support.

 

 

USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS FINALLY RETURN TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

(Perris, CA, April 21, 2021) A delay that has seemed like an eternity to Southern California sprint car fans, teams, and officials, will come to an end this Saturday night, April 24th, at the Sokola Shootout featuring the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and PAS Senior Sprints at Perris Auto Speedway. It will be the first appearance for sprint cars on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval since the November 2019 Oval Nationals. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7. Due to COVID mandates, tickets are only available online at tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. They will be obtainable until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night. There will be no walkup ticket sales for this event.

After a visit during the track’s first season, Stock Car Racing Magazine editor and longtime tv racing personality Dick Berggren dubbed the track, “Sprint Car Heaven.” That was not long after the track’s Grand Opening in March of 1996. Sprint car racing has always been a staple at The PAS, and it is the racing the track is most widely known for. The 17-month sprint car void that will come to an end on Saturday more than quadruples the longest the track has ever gone without a sprint race.

“It has been a longtime since we have hosted sprint cars,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “To say the fans, drivers and officials are ready for this Saturday is an understatement. We thought we would only be down for a few weeks when COVID reared its ugly head last March, but it ended up being more than 13-months. Last year we only got one event in and that was the first week of March with a Night of Destruction. Needless to say, we were looking forward to opening again and we did last Saturday with our PASSCAR Stock Car Series and the IMCA Modifieds. Now we get to see the sprint cars this weekend. Everybody is excited.”

Last Saturday’s PASSCAR/IMCA program drew a nice, enthusiastic crowd in the grandstands and a large car count in the pit area. It was also the first event the track has been opened with COVID mandates in place.

“Like last week, we will have to comply with COVID mandates on Saturday,” Kazarian stated on Tuesday. “Face coverings and social distancing from other groups in the grandstands will be in effect until we are told otherwise. The same for concessions. We still must sell the concessions through a food app (FanFood). There were issues with the app last week, and we apologize for them. We have taken some steps and hopefully, those issues will be averted this Saturday. We look forward to when everything will be back to normal in the near future.”

The “FanFood” app Kazarian referred to is a free download from the app store. Fans will place their order and pay for it from their seats. When the order is ready, they will receive a text to pick it up from a station closest to where they are seated.

Saturday’s race honors the memory of Gary Sokola. Initially, a car owner, the fiery Michigan native guided the original California Racing Association through one of its finest eras from 1978 through 1987. The club flourished under Sokola who ruled with an iron fist, but who was respected by everyone. His main focus was driver safety, and he was well known for telling teams to get their car safe or load it up and take it home. After his tenure with CRA, he moved on to work for USAC before eventually relocating to Kansas to oversee the construction and run the Dodge City Raceway Park. He was still working for the track when he passed away in 2000. Twelve years later he received sprint car racing’s highest honor when he was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

“The Sokola Shootout was the first sprint car race scheduled for 2020, and needless to say, we were forced to cancel it,” Kazarian said. “It will be great to see it happen again. Gary Sokola was a no-nonsense guy at the track, but he was in it for the good of the sport. He took the original CRA to a new level that benefited not only its members, but to sprint car drivers and fans around the nation. It will be an honor to be able to host his race again this Saturday.”

Adult tickets are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. Kids 6-12 are $5.00 and children 5 and under are free. The fairgrounds charges $10.00 for parking. Camping on the fairgrounds is available for $25.00 per night beginning at noon on Friday.

Online tickets for 2021 Perris Auto Speedway races are on sale at tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, All Coast Construction, Battery Systems, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

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

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

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2021 EVENT SCHEDULE

UPDATED APRIL 2, 2021

April 24th "SOKOLA SHOOTOUT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS and PAS Senior Sprints

May 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION III – Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

May 15th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 22nd "SALUTE TO INDY" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints

June 5th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IV - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

June 12th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 19th AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints

June 26th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION V - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

July 10th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 16th “SUMMER CAMPFEST” AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

July 17th “SUMMER CAMPFEST” AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

July 24th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VI - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

August 14th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 21st CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

August 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VII – Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 4th “SUMMER CAMPFEST II” PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

September 5th “SUMMER CAMPFEST II” PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

September 11th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

September 18th PASSCAR SERIES - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 25th "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

October 16th PASSCAR SERIES – “FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT” Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

October 23rd AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

October 30th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION VIIII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Trailer Figure 8's, Mini Stocks and Double Deckers

November 3rd 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION - Practice Night

November 4th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 5th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 6th 25TH ANNUAL OVAL NATIONALS Presented by ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION AMSOIL USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 13th PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” - Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and RUSH Western Sprint Car Series

NOTE: SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE COVID 19 LEVELS AND MODIFICATIONS REQUIRED REOPENING.

 

 

PASS In Port ‘Open Wheel Madness’

The PA Sprint Series will be a part of “Open Wheel Madness” Saturday at Port Royal Speedway, when three different sprint classes share the clay at the Juniata County “Speed Palace.”

410 sprints and URC 360s also will be on the program, which in all likelihood will see more than 100 sprint cars in the pits. It’s the first of three “Madness” shows for the PASS teams; the others will be July 17 and August 21. PASS will run a 20-lap feature each night.

This weekend’s show will be the second of 11 scheduled for PASS at Port Royal this season. “Nitro Nick” Sweigart of Myerstown took the first on April 3.

In the COVID-abbreviated 2020 season, PASS raced at the Port seven times, with Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery winning four of those events on his way to the PASS and IMCA/RaceSaver National Championship titles; he also was Port Royal track champ. Sweigart captured two wins, and Derek Hauck of Allenwood won once.

Sweigart and Bard are preregistered for Saturday’s race, as is 2019 PASS, IMCA/RaceSaver National and Port Royal Speedway Champion Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove. Nathan Gramley of Lewistown, the 2016 track RaceSaver champion, also is expected.

All total, more than 50 teams have preregistered for the race.

Gates open at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, and racing is scheduled to start at 6:00. Adult general admission is $25 ($10 for students), and pit passes are $30.

PASS will return to Port Royal again on Saturday, May 1, joining the 410 sprints and late models that night.

For the latest schedule information and news, visit www.pasprintseries.com or the PA Sprint Series Facebook page.

 

 

Lucas Oil Speedway Spotlight: Young Daison Pursley eager to continue POWRi Midget education at Open Wheel Showdown
 

WHEATLAND, MO. (April 21, 2021) - One of the real bummers for Daison Pursley during his 2020 racing season was the cancellation of last spring’s Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown at Lucas Oil Speedway due to the pandemic.

Pursley, a 16-year-old Oklahoma native considered one of Midget-car racing’s up-and-coming stars, had been looking forward to only his second appearance at the speedway.

“Going to Lucas Oil Speedway is definitely cool. It’s one of the nicest facilities that we go to,” Pursley said. “Not being able to go there last year with POWRi was terrible. Going there (this weekend) for my second time, in my third year of running in the Midgets, I feel like we’ll go in with a lot of confidence and I look forward to it.”

Pursley, who drives for the legendary Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports team, will be part of the 10th annual Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown on Saturday night. Along with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series, action will include the RacinBoys ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact, Signs, Awnings and Wraps and the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products and the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints.

Pursley already has six feature wins in 2021, including a pair in his non-wing outlaw. He also has a second place and one third in the POWRi National Midget Series and enters the weekend tied for the lead in points with teammate Buddy Kofoid.

“It’s been really, really good,” Pursley said of his start to the season. “Me and Buddy were up on the podium the first three races. I haven’t clicked off that first POWRi win yet, but hopefully this weekend the rain stays away and we’ll have a shot at it.”

Even though he’s only 16, Pursley is now the most-tenured member of Kunz’s powerhouse driver roster. He called that fact “crazy to think about. To be able to run for them three years now is something I’ll cherish forever and hopefully I’ll continue to have a little more success and build off that.”

Pursley, from Locust Grove, Oklahoma, grew up around racing as his father and uncle both raced. Daison became a big winner in the micro cars and went on to win the 2016 and 2017 Midwest NOW600 USAC championship and the 2017 USAC Restricted National Champion.

The youngster hooked up to run Midgets for Kunz as a 14-year-old, but the foundation for the pairing might have been set several years earlier when Pursley attended the Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa and first met Kunz and declared he someday would drive for him.

“Then we were able to win the USAC championship in the Micro division in 2017 and was able to go to the banquet in Indianapolis,” he said. “I walked up to him with my trophy and introduced myself again. I told him again that I was going to drive for him one day. Now here we are a couple of years later and I’m driving one of his cars.

“To drive for a legendary guy like Keith is really cool. Everyone on the team is incredible to work for. All the crew guys have driven Micros or Midgets before and to be able to go and ask them all kind of questions, it’s cool to have all that knowledge.”

As for how much he’s improved since 2019 - when he came through the B-Feature and finished 10th in the Open Wheel Showdown main event at Lucas Oil Speedway - Pursley describes his growth as “extreme.”

“I remember my first year, I felt it went really good the first 10 races then I kind of found myself in a slump,” Pursley said. “I don’t know if that was part of the learning process or what-not, but I felt my first handful of races went really good. I was only old enough to run POWRi in 2019 and ran POWRi and knew some of the tracks from running Micros and we were able to pick off a couple of good finishes. We ran like fourth in points. Our first year went good.

“Last year, my first full season of USAC Midgets and POWRi, I didn’t really get the full-feel of it because of Covid,” he added. “We were able to knock off a couple of solid top-5s in USAC and to get our first win in POWRi late last year was something that I’ll remember forever.”

Anyone who is selected to drive for Kunz knows of the inevitable comparisons to other young stars who came before them who advanced to NASCAR. That fact is not lost upon Pursley and he admits that he sometimes dreams of following a similar path.

“I definitely want to keep my focus on what’s ahead and focus on this season of course, but I really can’t tell you where my career is headed,” Pursley said. “I hope it’s to the Cup side. I feel like that’s my dream and to be able to hooked up with Keith Kunz and Toyota, it’s a blessing to be able to do that.

“To watch Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell on Sundays, after racing where I am today after only a few years ago, it’s definitely a goal of mine and a dream.”

For Saturday's Open Wheel Showdown, gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7:05.

Fans can take in Saturday's action from a VIP Suite on the third level overlooking the front straightaway, as individual tickets are available priced at $50 apiece. All VIP Suite seats must be pre-paid and can be reserved by calling Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984.

The suite offers prime viewing from inside, where the temperature is climate-controlled, or an outside seating area. Food and drinks are not included in the ticket price, though a host/hostess will be available to take food and drink orders throughout the evening. Just 27 seats are available and will be filled on a first-come basis.

For ticket information for any event during the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season, contact McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Fans also can use the online ticketing system.

Saturday's grandstand admission prices
Adults (16 and over) - $25
Seniors (62 and over)/Military - $22
Youth (ages 6-15) - $10
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family pass - $60
Pit pass - $40

Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps is a full-service provider of signs, awnings and wraps. They have proudly served clients since 1997. With locations in Sedalia and Columbia. Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps is able to efficiently serve a wider range of customers.

Visit impact4800.com or call 1-855-829-4800 for more information about the company.

For more information on the ASCS Warrior Region and the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region visit ASCSRacing.com. For additional info on the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints and the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series check out POWRi.com.

CONTACT:
Danny Lorton
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Office: (417) 282-5984
DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com

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Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived race recaps, previews and driver features, along with ticket information and schedules can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com.

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its 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 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

 

 

Bill Balog Battles Lady Luck in an Intense All Star Circuit of Champions Four-Race Mid-Atlantic Swing

Photo Credit: Rick Rarer

Hartland, Wisconsin (April 21st, 2021) – Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports headed East to compete with the All Star Circuit of Champions four-race swing through Virginia and Pennsylvania, kicking things off with a $12,000-to-win blockbuster at Virginia Motor Speedway and consecutive visits to Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and Bedford Speedway April 15th through 18th.

After making minor equipment changes following the opening weekend of All Star racing at Attica Raceway, the North Pole Nightmare unloaded a fast car in his debut appearance at Virginia Motor Speedway. The 10-time IRA Outlaw Sprint Champion qualified 4th quick, won his heat race and moved up three spots in the dash after drawing the #8 starting position. In the A-Main Bill was competing for a hard-fought 5th position with Danny Dietrich before falling victim to a flat left front tire after running against the infield guardrail.

“We learned a lot over the last few weeks and changed to a different style of shocks which instantly made things more comfortable in the Anderson’s Maple Syrup #17B. We were fast all night and that gave the team a lot of confidence heading into the rest of the weekend.” said Balog.

The next two All Star Circuit of Champions evenings consisted of the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal’s $10,000-to-win Keith Kauffman Classic where the team struggled in heat race action, despite qualifying 4th quick, and were forced to qualify for both A-Main events via the B-Main transfer. Bill and the Howard Law #17B was forced to pull into the infield on the last lap after running 18th, up five spots from his 23rd starting position at “The Grove”. In the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal the team ultimately moved up six spots to finish 16th from their 22nd starting position.

“We struggled in our heat races and that made the Williams Grove and Port Royal evenings more difficult. I’m proud of the team. We had some help preparing the car before the main events and we were as good as we have ever been on those tracks. We battled and moved up each night in the A-Mains.” Bill Balog said.

The final event of the four-stop swing provided the most consistent night of the young 2021 All Star Circuit of Champions season for the team, qualifying in 7th position, transferring directly to the A-Main by running 2nd in their heat race and bringing home an 11th place finish after being off on gearing in their first visit to Bedford Speedway.

Driver Bill Balog said “It was a new track and we were off on gearing just a bit at Bedford. The intensity is there and the Anderson’s Maple Syrup #17B was fast all weekend, we competed for every position. The team made good progress and have the speed, we just need to put together a complete night to get the final results we expect. We’re close.”

Special Thank You:

Thank you to Matt and Kahla Miller for the great hospitality and to Dennis Gregg, Jimmy Bradford, Joe Taylor, Jason Early, Wayne Corini and all the current marketing partners for all of their support.

Upcoming Racing Schedule:

Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports, the 10 time IRA Champion, will be joining the IRA Interstate Racing Association season opener at Beaver Dam Raceway on April 24th before rejoining the All Star Circuit of Champions competition on April 30th with a three-race swing kicking off at Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA). The ASCoC racing will continue on consecutive nights at Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH) for the Buckeye Cup Classic and Tri City Raceway Park (Franklin, PA) on May 1st and 2nd.

Sponsors:

Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup, CK Contractors LLC, Buesser Concrete, Wisecup Siding, Howard Law, Wayne Corini, CPA, Lein Acres, Rocky Rococo's Pizza, Forest Brook Farms LLC/Forest Brook Trucking LLC, Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee, Utica Bar, Mr. Jim's Racing, Sam I Am, DSG, Turn It Up Media, M3 Custom Creations, All Star Performance, Behling Racing Equipment, HRP, FK Rod Ends, Outerwears Inc., Dirty Slide Jobs, Midland Performance Inc., K1 Race Gear, XYZ Machining, BLZ

Social Media:

For up-to date information please follow Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:

Website: http://www.billbalog.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bsqdmotorsports

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

Merchandise:

Those seeking the latest merchandise should visit http://www.billbalog.com/shopping/

Press Release:

Chad Melis

Turn It Up Media

www.turnitup.marketing

 

 

USAC Eastern Storm returns to Big Diamond Speedway on Friday, April 23rd

 4/19/21

 Jake and Jasmine Smulley

 www.bigdspeedway.net

This Friday night, April 23rd will be one of the most anticipated shows of the season as the AMSOIL USAC Sprint cars return to the Big Diamond Speedway for the first time in almost a decade as part of the Eastern Storm. The USAC Sprint cars are perennial fan favorites and the anticipation for this event is off the charts as they invade the 3/8’s of a mile dirt oval nestled in Schuylkill County.

All the cars and stars of the AMSOIL USAC Sprints will be town to see who will be standing in victory lane when the checkered flag falls. Chris Windom fresh off his first NASCAR Cup Series start on the Bristol Dirt track leads the list of drivers who will be competing at Big Diamond Speedway with two previous victories at the track as he took the win in 2010 and again in 2012. Windom has also never finished outside of the top ten at the speedway in all five of his previous starts.

The “Macho Man” Brady Bacon will be looking for his first ever Big Diamond win on Friday. Bacon who is your current AMSOIL USAC Sprints point leader has two previous starts at the track both resulting in top ten finishes. Former series champion Robert Ballou will be looking to turn his luck around at Big Diamond, Ballou has four previous starts at the track with a best finish of 15th in 2007. Thomas Meseraull aka T-Mez will be action on Friday night as the California driver has hooked up the potent No. 39 sprint car owned by Tim and Fran Hogue to compete in all the Eastern Storm events. This will be a combination to watch throughout the week.

Other drivers expected to compete on Friday include AMSOIL USAC sprint regulars Chase Stockton, CJ Leary, Kevin Thomas Jr., Justin Grant, Tanner Thorson, and Jake Swanson amongst others. You can also expect some of the local USAC drivers to show up and see what they can do against the stars of the USAC National tour.

The Insigner Performance Modifieds will also be part of the show on Friday night making this night a must-see event. Timmy Buckwalter dominated the modified portion of the show on opening night getting the win, but the competition will be tough once again this Friday night as handicapping procedures will take place to determine the starting lineups.

Opening night winner in the modified Timmy Buckwalter will be doing double duty on Friday. Buckwalter will race the Norm Saxton No. 23X in the modified division and will hop aboard the Bagel Rack No. 7 to compete with the USAC Sprints.

The final division of the night will be the Red White and Blue Autos Roadrunners. The Roadrunners put on an exciting feature opening night with Andrew Fayash III taking the win.

Pit gates will open at 5:00 PM with Grandstand gates opening at 5:30 PM

General admission for this Friday is $30, Kids 11-12 are $10 with kids 10 and under free. Active Military are admitted free with a valid ID.

Pit admission is $40 with no license required.

Last weeks postponed Money in the Mountains race will be made up on Friday, April 30th along with the U.S.S Achey Sportsman, Savage 61 Crate 602 Sportsman and the Red White and Blue Roadrunners.

For the full schedule, rules, and speedway forms along with any other information on Big Diamond Speedway please visit the Big Diamond Speedway website at www.bigdspeedway.net

 

 

Thompson, Drager, Tanner, A. Bloom, And Evans April 17th Victors At Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway got back to its racing ways on Saturday, April 17th. Five divisions filled the pit area including two classes a part of the Speedway Motors IMCA Weekly Racing program. Todd’s Auto Body Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Late Models, Royalty Core IMCA Northern Sport Mods, and Street Stocks were all on hand.

In Todd’s Auto Body Sprint Cars action, Jake Wheeler took control of the lead on the opening start. Wheeler, of Central Point, paced the field but was unfortunately caught up in an incident in lapped traffic around lap six. That handed the top place position to Harrisburg’s Tyler Thompson.

Thompson was very quick out in front and the only thing to slow him down was two additional cautions. Despite the slowdowns, Tyler retained the top place position on the restarts. Grabbing the feature win, it is Tyler Thompson’s second win in as many Todd’s Auto Body Sprint Car races in 2021.

Jake Wheeler recovered to finish the night in second while Junction City veteran Shane Forte was third. Winston’s Tyrell Mead and Steven Sturdevant, from Roseburg, were fourth and fifth.

For the IMCA Modifieds, their main event was an absolute thriller. Chad Groves, of Bend, got his mount to the early race lead ahead of the rest of the pack. Matthew Drager managed to hunt him down and overtake him at the line on the third complete circuit. On lap four Grove went back in front but Albany’s Drager reclaimed the position on the following lap.

However, a caution would be waved before the fifth trip could be officially completed giving the first-place position back to Chad Groves. On the upcoming restart Drager was able to make it around Groves for the fifth lead change in as many laps. Drager would have his hands full with both Groves and Springfield’s Jake Mayden turning up the heat.

A couple of yellow flags would be waved around the halfway mark which kept the field tightly knit together. After a lap fourteen restart, Chad Groves stormed past Drager which was followed by another yellow flag incident but this time Groves remained the pacesetter.

The next time the green flag waved, Groves got the field back up to speed but went too high which allowed Drager to nab the top place position on lap sixteen. Three more additional cautions took place which once more took out lap traffic as well as the ability for Matthew Drager to construct a large gap over the rest of the field.

In the final three trips around the park, Drager had to not only deal with one but two cars trying to overthrow him from first. When the field came to the checkered flag the outside pole sitter held on to win his first race of the season by 0.080 seconds. He is the third different winner in as many races at CGS as well as the state of Oregon.

Collen Winebarger, from Corbett, was the runner-up with third going to Cottage Grove’s Curtis Towns. Jake Mayden ended the weekend fourth followed by Otis teenager Eston Whisler, in fifth.

The Late Model main event had Bob Dees set the tone early. The Rogue River regular remained in front of the rest of the pack until he was overtaken by Rob Campos, from Scio, shortly after a restart. Campos stayed up front for some time, but Joey Tanner managed to maneuver his way to the front on lap fifteen.

Tanner, out of Portland and racing for car owner Raymond Mitchell, checked out from the rest of the pack and won his first race of 2021. Eston Whisler, pulling double-duty, earned second while Bend veteran Darren Coffell collected third. Lebanon pilot Brian Smith wound up fourth over fifth-finishing Doug Elkins, from Salem.

The Royalty Core IMCA Northern Sport Mods had practically a non-stop main event. Despite just one yellow flag, the field witnessed complete dominance by Aaron Bloom. Now residing in Winston, Bloom took full advantage of his front-row starting position and led every single lap. The victory makes him the second driver in two races to win in the class at "The Grove" as well as the state of Oregon.

Aaron’s father Ray Bloom, out of Creswell, was scored second with Roseburg’s David Schmidt in third. Molalla racer Travis Pruitt and Doug Coffman, from Roseburg, were fourth and fifth. Doug Coffman was the winner of the consolation feature earlier in the night.

In the Street Stock ranks, Justin Evans showed a lot of strength. The Lebanon pilot seized the position on lap one and did not relinquish at any point during the race. He did have to deal with a number of restarts as six total stoppages happened in the main event. Evans' victory made him the second driver in three races to park it in the winner's circle.

Dakota Godard, from Albany, was a respectable second with third going to Dexter’s Taunton Swaim. Creswell chauffeur Graig Osborne placed fourth over Donald Schott, now residing in Eagle Creek, in fifth.

Cottage Grove Speedway returns to racing action this Friday, April 23rd, and Saturday, the 24th, for the Spring Fling doubleheader. Friday night will have 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, and Street Stocks. Saturday divisions include the 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Royalty Core IMCA Northern Sport Mods, IMCA Sport Compacts. Tickets are on sale online on the track website and also is where you can find more information on prices and times.

 

 

Ramey Captures Top-15 Result During Knoxville Raceway Debut

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 20, 2021) - Gunner Ramey scored a 12th-place result last Saturday during his debut at Knoxville Raceway.

The Terry Doogs Racing driver was scheduled to compete on Friday at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, but the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race was called off because of the weather. The team then headed to Iowa to tackle the season opener at the famed half-mile oval.

The 18-year-old admitted there were a few nerves before hitting the track for the first time. Ramey also fought a loose car in qualifying as he timed in 18th quickest. He started on the pole in his heat race and lost the lead on Lap 1 to Knoxville native Joe Beaver, but regained control of the top spot on Lap 2 and never looked back.

"I learned that Knoxville is way different than any other place I've raced at before," he said.

Ramey started the feature in the 12th position and he battled inside the top 15 throughout the 18-lap race before finishing 12 th. Ramey said that with better track position he could have posted a better finish, but it was key to get the seat time.

"By the end of the night I felt really confident in what we brought to the track and I'm really excited to come back here and compete with them," he said.

Ramey is turning his focus to a race at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., this Friday night with the ASCS National Tour. He will then venture to Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on Saturday for the 10th annual Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps Open Wheel Showdown. That event is co-sanctioned with the ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region.

"I think U.S. 36 Raceway really fits my driving style well," he said. "We're also looking forward to putting forth a good effort on Saturday since our sponsor Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps is also the title sponsor of the race."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (12).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 10th annual Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps Open Wheel Showdown with the ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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Dover Invading U.S. 36 Raceway and Knoxville Raceway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (April 20, 2021) - Jack Dover has been a consistent contender during his visits to U.S. 36 Raceway since he started his racing career 15 years ago.

Although he only competes at the high-banked oval near Osborn, Mo., once or twice per year, Dover has almost always been in contention to win. In fact, Dover has been victorious during seven of those years and he has earned at least one top five in 13 of the 14 years he's visited U.S. 36 Raceway.

Dover returns to the track this Friday during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

"I'm pretty excited," he said. "We've done well there and won a lot of races. It's like my home track of Eagle Raceway and we've had a lot of luck there. We have a lot of laps around Eagle and a lot of laps around U.S. 36. It fits my style. Normally it gets up against the wall and you have to get up on the wheel."

Dover has captured triumphs at U.S. 36 Raceway in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and in 2018. He was unable to compete at the oval in 2015 and in 2009 he posted a sixth-place finish, meaning he was only one spot shy of garnering a top five during every year he's raced at U.S. 36 Raceway.

This weekend will conclude with a trip to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday. Dover was planning on tackling the season opener at the track last weekend, but elected to stay home to prepare for a day spent on the dyno.

"The main reason is the dyno day on Sunday added up to one full race night so we went back and forth on doing that and learning or going to the track," he said. "We learned quite a bit so it was well worth it."

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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"I want to thank Thorpe's Body Shop for making our cars look sharp every year," Dover said. "Blake, who co-owns it, has been a family friend since I can remember and we really appreciate his support of our race team throughout the years."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, Husker Diesel, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Speedway Graphics, Speedway Engines, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Justin Sanders Returns to Winning Ways at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Finishing second one week ago at Ocean Speedway, Justin Sanders returned to his winning ways on Friday night as he withstood a torrid battle with Shane Golobic in traffic to record his third feature event win of the season at his home track.

“The track has been really hard and slick the last couple of weeks, and Friday night it was totally different,” Justin Sanders said. “I keep saying that we are a little off with my car, but Friday night definitely felt like we were heading in the right direction.”

Sanders kicked his night off by timing the North County Plastering/Andy’s Construction/Roadside 24hr Service backed entry in second fastest in qualifications amongst the 29 cars checked in for action.

Racing to a third-place finish in his heat race, the Aromas, CA pilot would finish second in the Dash, and line up on the front row of the feature event alongside Hanford, CA driver, Mitch Faccinto.

Following a quick track prep session prior to the ‘A’, Sanders would settle into the second position when the race came to life. Biding his time, Sanders would make his move on the seventh lap as he became the new race leader as traffic soon came into play.

Once out front, traffic was instantly part of the equation for Sanders who had slower cars ahead of him to deal with, and a fast-moving Shane Golobic behind him applying pressure.

In some hair-raising moments, Sanders and Golobic would throw down in a battle of epic proportions before a couple of yellows would take them out of traffic and put them back in open track.

A late race green flag run would again see the duo hook up in another knockdown, drag out battle as they dealt with traffic in the race’s final laps. With Sanders out front, he would do a great job of navigating around the bullring, as he beat Golobic to the line by just over a tenth of a second.

“It was a fun race, and traffic really made things interesting,” Sanders said. “I am happy with the direction we are heading with the family car, and hopefully we can be a little better this week.”

With the win on Friday and then another win this past Saturday, Sanders now has nine wins to his credit in 15 starts thus far in 2021.

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, Roadside 24hr Service, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2021.

ON TAP: Sanders is slated to return to action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway, and is to be determined at this time on Saturday night action.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-15, Wins-9, Top 5’s-10, Top-10’s-10

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

 

 

Hill Posts Top-10 Finish During Debut at Park Jefferson International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (April 20, 2021) - Alex Hill's first visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway resulted in a top-10 finish Saturday night with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"Our night went pretty good," she said. "It was nice to get a top-10 finish our first time here. The track was a bit difficult for me. It was hard and slick early. I'm still working on getting comfortable with my car on these types of tracks, but it was still a decent night for us overall."

The Hill's Racing Team driver drew the third starting spot in her heat race.

"I didn't get a great start and dropped to fourth," she said. "I don't think there was any passing after the start."

Hill's heat race result placed her 11th on the starting grid for the night's main event.

"I had a really good start and moved up several spots, but then someone spun before we made a lap and we had to do a complete restart," she said. "The next start didn't go as well for me and I dropped a position. But I was able to move back up to 11th about midway through the race.

"It was difficult to pass and everyone was pretty much running the same line - the bottom in turns one and two and the top in turns three and four. I was able to slip under a car in turns one and two and moved up to 10 th and that's where I finished."

The 10th-place result marked her first top 10 of the season.

Hill will take this weekend off from competition to attend the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown where her Hill's Racing Team teammate Sam Hafertepe Jr. will compete. Tim Kaeding will fill in for her during races at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., on Friday and at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday.

"I'll miss racing this weekend, but it's nice to have someone like Tim to take your place and earn owner points for your car," she said.

The next racing scheduled for Hill is April 30 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and May 1 at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D. - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 10 (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

April 30 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and May 1 at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

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"Lettrage Pixel does the graphics for our car," Hill said. "They also designed my helmets. We're really happy with their work."

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

 

 

Late Flat Derails Kalib Henry and McColloch Motorsports at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to the seat of the McColloch Motorsports entry on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Kalib Henry looked to be well on his way to another Top-Five with the No. 17 car until a late incident resulted in a flat right front tire and ended his night.

“It was a good night with the McColloch Motorsports car,” Kalib Henry said. “We had good speed again, and we were battling up front most of the night. We still think we can be a little better, so we will go to work and see what we can do at Petaluma this weekend.”

With 29 cars on hand Henry timed the McColloch’s RV Repair/Express Sewer and Drain/Davis Truck Painting backed sprinter in second fastest in qualifying time trials on a track that took a beating from afternoon winds.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Mather, CA driver would have a nice heat race that saw him advance into the second position where he would go on to finish.

Making the redraw based on his qualifying effort mixed with him transferring through his heat race, Henry would pull the ‘six’ pill, placing him in the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

When the race came to life on the reworked surface, Henry was able to make a couple of quick moves and take over the fourth spot as the race settled into an extended green flag run.

The race’s first nine laps would click off with no stoppages, setting up a double file restart as the reworked surface began to blow off. Continuing to run inside the Top-5, Henry looked very strong as he battled with the likes of Ryan Bernal, and Andy Forsberg.

Henry’s strong showing would end on the 21st lap however, as contact with another car resulted in a flat right front tire. With the damage, Henry and company decided to head back to their pit and Henry would be credited with an 18th place finish.

“Big thanks to Nick and Kerry McColloch for continuing to work hard on this car, and trying to find more speed,” Henry added. “Petaluma has been a decent track for me over the years, so I am excited to see how we can perform together down there this weekend.”

McColloch Motorsports would also like to take a moment and welcome Shauna Hogg and Driven Homes, Inc. to their stable of marketing partners. A former racer herself, Hogg is now a well-established real estate agent in the Greater Sacramento area, and continues to give back to grassroots racing. For more info, please check out www.shauna.kw.com.

McColloch Motorsports would like to thank McColloch’s RV Repair, Express Sewer and Drain, Davis Truck Painting, Driven Homes, Inc., ART Speed Equipment, RE Technologies, Hansen Machine, ADCO Driveline, and Gary Morgan Graphics for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: McColloch Motorsports and Henry will return to action together on April 24th in Petaluma, CA.

 

 

Austin Liggett Cashes in For USAC Western States Midget Win in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in another double-duty night of action on Saturday night in Tulare, CA, Austin Liggett would have a much smoother night as he picked up a win in USAC Western States Midget action and landed on the podium with a third-place finish in USAC West Coast 360ci action.

“It was pretty awesome to get both cars on the podium after taking a big hit last week,” Austin Liggett said. “We have had cars good enough to win every night out this year, so it was great to finally breakthrough and pick up our first win of the year in the midget.”

Getting his night in the Midget underway by timing the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology machine in third fastest in qualifying time trials, Liggett would power his way to a win in heat race action.

Lining up fifth in the 30-lap feature event, the Tracy, CA driver wasted no time forging his way to the front on the high-banked 1/3-mile oval. Racing his way into second, Liggett would soon begin to pressure race leader, Mitchell Moles for the top spot as the duo battled hard for the race lead.

Leading the ninth lap as they ran side-by-side, Liggett would sit in second when the caution flew on the 14th lap. The ensuing restart would see Moles lose the handle on his machine, and Liggett would take over as the race leader.

Out in front, Liggett was extremely strong as he worked around Thunderbowl Raceway. While he would feel some pressure late in the race, Liggett would not be denied as he picked up his first win of the season and extended his early point lead with the series.

Also, in action with the West Coast 360 series on Saturday night, Liggett would pick up a fourth-place finish in his heat race, before a sixth-place effort in the qualifier.

Using passing points on this night with a light car count, the Tracy, CA native would find himself in the seventh starting position for the 25-lap feature event.

With another strong car underneath him, Liggett was again able to slice and dice his way forward as he would quickly race his way into the Top-Three. Once in third, Liggett would begin to chase after 2nd running DJ Johnson, as they both gave their all to track down a very strong Brody Roa who was extremely fast out front.

When the race drew to a close, Liggett capped off his strong night in Tulare, CA with a third-place finish.

“After a lot of podium runs, it is very satisfying to get back into victory lane,” Austin Liggett said. “These Double-Duty nights are not easy, and my crew makes it look effortless. I really have to thank my Dad, Mom, Matt, Landon, and Angela for all of their hard work and support.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: With USAC idle until May 15th, Liggett is unsure if he will race before that at this time.

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

 

 

Crouch Heading to Missouri This Weekend for POWRi Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (April 20, 2021) - Brenham Crouch is bound for Missouri this weekend to take on a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League doubleheader in 'The Show-Me State.'

Crouch will be behind the wheel of a Toyota Racing backed Keith Kunz Motorsports midget on Friday at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley and on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland.

"I've been to Grain Valley one time," he said. "The track was really racy and I think we have a shot at success going back there. We've built a lot of momentum in the midget deal. I feel like I figured out some stuff last year. Experience definitely helps there, especially with the curb being so far on the edge. I remember it was racy through the heat races and you have to stay heads up to put yourself in position for the A Main."

Crouch will then make his debut at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday during the 10th annual Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps Open Wheel Showdown.

"I don't know a whole lot about Lucas Oil Speedway," he said. "I've seen some ASCS racing there. I know the track gets slicked off from top to bottom. You have to pick one lane or the other or else you're in trouble. That should make it a lot of fun."

The goal for the weekend is two top fives, Crouch noted. He enters the weekend ranked seventh in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League championship standings.

MIDGET SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo., and Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 10th annual Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps Open Wheel Showdown with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.brenhamcrouch.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brenhamcrouch1

INQUIRIES -

For inquiries regarding Brenham Crouch and his racing program please contact Chris Wheeler at chris@wheelermotorsportsconsulting.com .

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"I've always worn Simpson driver suits," Crouch said. "They are the best in the business and no other suit compares. We also use their belts, hybrids, gloves and shoes because of their superior products. Desire Burkle always takes care of us at Simpson Indy."

Crouch would also like to thank Toyota Racing/TRD, Mobil 1, Curb Records, IWX, Hi-Plains Building Division, Hi-Plains Electric, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wilson Wrecker Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Driven Performance, Simpson Race Products, Driven Midwest, Lineman Motorsports, Mychron-Tom, CMS Promotions, Bell Helmets, CSI Shocks, Swindell Bleeders, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium, Wheeler Motorsports Consulting and Joey Starnes Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Gregg Grabs Placerville Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to show a ton of speed at Placerville Speedway in what is the final year of owning his own team, Andy Gregg had another good run at his home track on Saturday night as he came away with an eighth-place finish.

“It was an okay night at Placerville Speedway on Saturday,” Andy Gregg said. “It was good to get the team another Top-10 finish.”

On a windy spring afternoon that led to a slicked off racing surface early in the program at Placerville Speedway, Andy Gregg would open his night up by timing the GUTS/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency backed entry in sixth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Gregg was able to make some moves and race his way to the win. By way of his heat race triumph, Gregg would qualify for the redraw where the seven-pill lined him up in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event.

Following some quick track prep, Gregg would slip back in the early goings of the feature event as he found himself back in 10th at one time. Able to pick a couple positions back up, the Diamond Springs, CA driver was back in eighth when the first caution of the night flew on the ninth lap.

Using the double file restart, Gregg would pick up another spot as he jumped into seventh. Continuing to fight his way forward, Gregg would crack to Top-Five late in the race.

In the final three stanzas, Gregg would admittedly make a couple of costly mistakes that would result in him giving up a few positions as he closed the night out with an eighth-place result.

“We were able to get up into the Top-5 late, but a couple of little mistakes proved to be costly,” Gregg said. “All in all, not a bad night for an old guy like myself.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Nail it Roofing, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Aaron Dosh Attorney at Law, Ice House Resort, Classic Fence Co., Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, Sierra Ice, Ford’s Only, MF Inc., and Gilly’s Radiator for their support.

ON TAP: Gregg will be idle the next two weekends before returning to action at Ocean Speedway on May 7th, and Placerville Speedway on May 8th.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

 

 

Eventful Weekend with USAC Has Nienhiser Ready for Eastern Invasion

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to USAC action over the weekend in Indiana, Paul Nienhiser had quite the eventful weekend that has him excited to return to action this week as the series heads to the East Coast.

“Our results really aren’t great, but if you break down our weekend, we had a fast car, and that has me excited for a busy week out East,” Paul Nienhiser said. “Obviously there is going to be a lot of learning this year for me, but to work with this team so well so early in the season, and for us both to be able to adapt to each other so fast is really cool.”

Friday night, the Chapin, IL driver checked in at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, IN where he would time the Blue Blood Racing Oil/Roadworks/Peterbilt backed No. 5N machine in 5th quick after going out last to time in.

Trying out a new shock package on this night, Nienhiser was a fan, and it showed as he advanced from third to first in his heat race and went on to pick up the win in convincing fashion.

Taking the green flag from the second row in the feature event, Nienhiser would miss his line on the bottom and slide through the middle of the track. As he did this, a car behind him would have nowhere to go and make contact with Nienhiser’s left rear tire and force him to the work area.

Getting a fresh tire bolted on, and making what repairs they could make, Nienhiser would tag the rear of the field as he battled his way back to a 16th place finish on the tight confines of the Bloomington bullring.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN, a venue that Nienhiser has traditionally struggled at with a wing bolted on, and never made any laps at in non-wing competition.

Getting off to a tough start in preliminary competition by doing what KO Motorsports has had success with in the past, Nienhiser would end up timing in 29th fastest of the 35 cars checked in for action.

Making wholesale changes to their car for heat race action, Nienhiser would go from eighth to fifth until a caution flag waved. Looking to use the restart to overtake the fourth and final transfer position, it was actually decided that Nienhiser jumped the race’s initial start, and he was put back another position.

Finishing sixth in the heat, Nienhiser was head to the ‘B’, where he lined up in the 13th starting position.

Feeling good after his heat race, Nienhiser would turn heads at the start of the ‘B’ as he would find himself all the way up in third after the race’s first lap and was in the lead by lap three. Able to motor on to pick up the win, Nienhiser would keep his night going as he moved into the feature event and took the green flag from the 22nd starting position.

Continuing to flex his muscle in the ‘A’, Nienhiser would slice and dice his way forward and find himself in the Top-10 in just eight laps, until a questionable move by a fellow competitor caused contact to Nienhiser’s mount and forced him to the back of the pack.

Just as he did in the first eight laps, Nienhiser had his elbows up as he worked his way back through the field for a second time. As fate would have it, contact form the same car again would get Nienhiser out of shape and derail what was a promising run as he would end up finishing 15th.

“I hated giving up such a good starting position on Friday night, but it goes hand in hand with those lumps you take as a rookie,” Nienhiser said. “I really have to commend the KO Motorsports team on doing a fantastic job of getting me comfortable by the end of the night on Saturday. I don’t think anyone will argue that we had one of the fastest cars in the feature. That alone has me really excited for this weekend.”

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

2021 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Nienhiser now heads East with USAC as he will be in action on Thursday night at Grandview Speedway, Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway, Saturday night at BAPS Motor Speedway, and Sunday night at Path Valley Speedway.

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

 

 

Kyle Offill 11th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: One week removed from a tough wreck at Placerville Speedway, Kyle Offill and Country Builders Racing returned to the bullring on Saturday night where Offill would pick up an 11th place finish.

“It was good to get back to the track, and get a full night of racing in,” Kyle Offill said. “Last week was tough, but I have to thank everyone on the team for working hard and getting us back in action.”

On a windy afternoon in Placerville, CA, the track surface would go slick early in the night making for tough conditions in time trials. Going out late amidst the 29-car field, Offill would get all he could on the speed chart as he would time in 16th fastest and just make the qualifying inversion.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Offill would stomp on the loud pedal when the action went green and jump out to the early lead. Hanging on to pick up the win, Offill would move to the feature event and would also qualify for the redraw.

Using Jimmy Wall’s pill draw service on Saturday night, Wall would pull the eight pill for Offill and put the Tracy, CA driver would in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event.

On the slick racing surface in the feature event, Offill would trip up on the razor thin cushion in turns one and two, and it would result in him slipping all the way back to 18th just before the race’s halfway point.

Able to settle back in, Offill would slowly navigate his way back forward as he neared a spot inside the Top-10. When the checkered flag flew, Offill capped the night off with an 11th place finish.

“It has been good progress in our camp the last couple of weeks, and that is huge after having a pretty tough start to the year,” Offill added. “I am enjoying racing with Rodney Tiner, Jr, and hopefully this weekend we can improve even more.”

Kyle Offill would like to thank Country Builders, Ochoco West Lumber, Reliable Lumber, Boise Cascade, Inc., Brown and Miller, MAAS Brothers Powder Coating, Offill Family Farms, Tool Tech Construction Supply, HRP, FK Shocks, A.R.T. Enterprise, Hinchman Racewear, Maxim Chassis, and B. Scadden Design for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 11, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 1

ON TAP: Offill will be right back in action on Friday night in Watsonville, CA and on Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway.

 

 

Ballou Charges To A Pair of USAC Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: Friday and Saturday night saw Robert Ballou return to USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series action during a pair of events in Indiana. Getting his elbows up in both races, Ballou would charge his way forward and record a pair of Top-10’s.

“We sure seem to get going good in these feature events, the problem is we start so far back,” Ballou said. “If we can get ourselves better early in the night, I know we are good enough at the end of the night to fight for podiums and wins.”

Friday night at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, IN, Ballou would time the Suburban Subaru/Deaton’s Waterfront Service/Rossie Feed and Grain backed No. 12 entry in 12th fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Ballou would lead early until a late caution bunched the field back up. Battling with Kevin Thomas, Jr for the top spot in the final laps, KT would get the better of Ballou and his second-place finish placed him 20th on the starting grid in the feature event.

On the Indiana bullring, ‘The Mad Man’ would have his elbows up as he picked his way forward and raced his way through the stout field that was on hand. Picking up Hard Charger honors, Ballou would close the night out with an impressive run from 20th to 10th.

Saturday night saw the scene shift to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN, a place that Ballou has had success at over the course of his career. Getting his night off to a little bit of a better start, Ballou would time in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Running fifth in his heat race, Ballou would be forced into the ‘B’ Main where his third-place finish would be good enough to transfer him into the feature event.

Lining up 12th on the starting grid, Ballou would do another solid job of working his way through the field.

Slicing and dicing his way forward as many have been accustomed to over the years, Ballou would race his way to another Top-10 as he would pick up a sixth-place finish on this night.

“It is good to get back to racing on a consistent basis,” Ballou said. “We made some offseason changes, and we are able to work out some kinks and learn some things on a nightly basis now.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Suburban Subaru, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, Berks Western Telecom, Inc., Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, Moose Blocks, Inc., JE Pistons, AO Designs, Abreu Vineyards, and Arai Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Ballou will head to PA with USAC starting on Thursday night at Grandview Speedway, Friday night at Big Diamond, Saturday night at BAPS Motor Speedway, and on Sunday at Path Valley Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins- 0 Top 5’s- 2, Top-10’s- 5

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with ‘The Mad Man’ by following him on Twitter @RoberBallou81, liking https://www.facebook.com/robertballoumotorsports/, or by clicking over to www.balloumotorsports.com.

 

 

Crockett Ready to Redeem Rare DNF That Occurred at Park Jefferson

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (April 20, 2021) - Roger Crockett ran into a rare DNF last Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway, which hosted Round 3 of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season.

"We got there a little late," he said. "We had an extremely busy work week so we were a little behind.

"We got a really good start in our heat race, but had someone drive through the back of my car. That spun us out and put us at the tail. I think we were going to come out in third before the incident. That was the difference of being toward the front of the feature or buried. The next restart didn't go well and we got shoved off the track in a racing deal. We were able to catch back up to the field and passed one car."

Crockett's sixth-place finish in a heat race lined him up on the inside of the ninth row for the A Main.

"In the feature we were up to eighth or ninth and the rear axle broke," he said. "Our car was really good. It had started vibrating for a few laps before the axle broke. I felt like we would have been able to reach the top five because our car was really handling well.

"It's pretty rare that we have a DNF. I knew something was wrong. I thought the wheel was packed with mud. There was a yellow and I swerved around trying to get the mud out. I took back off on the restart and felt the vibration wasn't as bad. We went a lap and then it was starting to feel worse. I just started to let off the gas to pull in when it broke. It wasn't hairy until I slid off the track and we were on two wheels. We got pretty lucky."

The DNF gave Crockett a 17th-place finish and dropped him to seventh in the championship standings. However, the next race to redeem himself is this Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo.

"I've only run there twice," he said. "We generally have good speed. Last year we came out of the B Main and rallied to sixth or something. I like going there. It's a fun race track. The heats can be a little tough, but the track is generally pretty good in the feature."

Crockett's career-best outing of second place came during his debut at the track in 2019. Last year his charge from 17th to sixth earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D . - Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 17 (17).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roger.crockett.11/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therocket11/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BC Motorsports

BC Motorsports is owned and operated by Brian Crockett, who is a veteran in the sport. Crockett amassed numerous wins and championships during his storied career. He has helped many young drivers rising through the ranks and has worked as a series director and in charge of track maintenance to name a few duties he's held during his career.

"Without having my dad, who owns BC Motorsports, with his connections it'd make it tough for us to race," Roger Crockett said. "He's able to get everything we need and he really helps our team."

Crockett would also like to thank Tracker Native Tobacco, Theodore Concrete Construction, RR Bounds Trucking, FK Rod Ends, Rocket Designs, Olson Custom Designs, Champion Racing Oil, Maxim Chassis, Factory Kahne, Smith Titanium, Moose Blocks, KW Motorsports, Blaine's Motor Supply, K1 RaceGear, TJ Forged, Indy Race Parts, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, Newlin Bar Service, Rider Racing Engines and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Kick Off Knoxville Raceway Season With Top 15

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 20, 2021) - Justin Henderson wheeled the Mike Sandvig Racing No. 7 to a 15th-place finish during the Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Season opener at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night.

The result gives the team its third top-15 finish in three races to begin the 2021 racing season.

"We learned a lot about the car and we were having a pretty good night, but ultimately we still have room to grow," Henderson said. "We thought we knew what to do going into the night, but ultimately found a couple things not to do that will help us going forward."

Henderson kicked off the evening by laying down a quickest lap of 16.118 seconds in time trials, which was good enough for 16th out of 37 cars in attendance. He followed that up by locking himself directly into the feature by finishing fourth in a heat race.

Henderson, who started the feature 18th, advanced as high as 10 th. However, he got shuffled back during two late restarts and settled for 15th at the finish line.

"We were actually moving forward pretty good and honestly I just made a bunch of poor decisions on those last few restarts," he said. "Every time I decided to make a move there at the end it seemed like it was the wrong move. I just need to be better as a driver and we'll be in good shape going forward."

Henderson believes they were able to learn a lot about the car and the experience racing against multiple World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series invaders will benefit them long-term in their quest for a Knoxville Raceway championship.

"It's not too often that you look at a 15th-place finish as the precursor to a championship season, but I think we learned a ton about this car and the motors are running as good as they ever have," he said. "There were some really good cars in attendance and we passed quite a few cars that didn't get back by us. We've got a really strong team and once my instincts get caught up behind the wheel and we shake off the rust from the offseason I think we're in for a very successful season."

The team will again tackle Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 15 (18).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/90850346221/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rider Racing Engines

Rider Racing Engines has been building high performance engines in Central Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. No matter whether you're racing a street stock or a World of Outlaws sprint car, Rider Racing Engines can put you in Victory Lane. For more information, visit http://www.RiderRacingEngines.com .

"We can't do this without great partners and they certainly make us fast night in and night out," Henderson said. "I always feel reassured knowing we have Rider power under the hood and I'm thankful for their help."

Sandvig would also like to thank Eszlinger Electric Mamma's Pizza of Wellsville, Morton Buildings, Emory Transmission, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, GRP Motorsports, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, SBS FK Shocks, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Triple X Race Co., Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Focusing on Finding Consistency Following Recent String of Misfortune

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (April 20, 2021) - Garet Williamson is hoping for a change of luck this weekend when he heads to a pair of dirt ovals in the Midwest.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver has run into misfortune throughout most of the last two months and that continued last Saturday during his debut at Park Jefferson International Speedway. Williamson was involved in an opening-lap crash during his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race that resulted in an ugly wreck.

"It was a racing deal," he said. "We went into turn one side by side. My right rear hit his left front and we went for a ride. It got everything but the frame. We got it back together and took the green then pulled off in the A Main."

The team has gone through the race car this week at the shop in preparation for the next ASCS National Tour event, which is this Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo.

"We were super good at U.S. 36 Raceway last year, racing for the lead before a caution came out," he said. "We got a flat tire and had to go to the work area. We want a confidence booster to get our luck turned around so hopefully we can have a solid night at U.S. 36 this Friday."

This weekend is slated to conclude on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Williamson earned a pair of top 15s at the track last year.

"I think I made the show almost every time I was there except the final night of the 360 Knoxville Nationals when we got in a crash in the C Main," he said. "We've struggled with qualifying there, but have been decent with racing. We're better at half miles and I'm more comfortable this year so I think that will set us up for a more successful night whenever we race at Knoxville."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D. - Heat race: DNF (5); Feature: DNF (13).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Housby

Housby has been a single source provider of products and services for companies in the ready mix, waste, forestry, heavy equipment, and highway industries for more than 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.Housby.com.

"We do a lot of business with Housby and that has translated to our racing team," Williamson said. "We're thrilled to welcome them on board in 2021 and we look forward to seeing them in Victory Lane."

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, JBC Transport Group, LLC, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Tiger Towing, Royal Power Sports, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Nets Top 10 at Attica Raceway Park and Top Five at Waynesfield Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (April 20, 2021) - Greg Wilson produced another successful weekend in Ohio.

Wilson guided his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics sponsored team to a 10th-place result last Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica followed by a fifth-place showing on Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park.

"I'm feeling better every week," he said. "I feel like we're learning a lot and when that happens then you become more confident, knowing you can do things and the car will respond."

The weekend began on Friday with Wilson qualifying second quickest in his group before he finished where he started - third - in a heat race at Attica Raceway Park. That earned a spot into the feature redraw. Wilson pulled the No. 7 to line up on the inside of the fourth row.

"Attica was pretty good," he said. "The whole goal is to get our team headed in a better direction. What I took out of the night was that we were way better early in the night than we've been with qualifying and heat racing. The track was a little different than we thought it'd be. Working with what we are doing to be good early, we made some bad adjustments to the car and got it too tight in the feature. But we were still okay. When I left there I felt like it was a good night as far as what we learned and also I was frustrated because I felt like we should have been better than our result."

The 10th-place finish was Wilson's second straight top 10 at the track.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with Wilson tackling a Ti22 Performance FAST on Dirt Series show at Waynesfield Raceway Park. A heat race win started him on the inside of the second row for the A Main.

"We were pretty good all night long," he said. "I should have done something with bolting new tires on. That was the fourth feature on the left rear and second or third on the right rear. It's not like they looked bad, but in hindsight it could have made a big difference in competing for the win. We fell back as far as seventh. We got back to third and we were running the leaders down. I feel like the tires sealed over. On a caution the bleeder let some air out and once it built back up we struggled right at the end and we fell to fifth. With that being said, that was a more complete night than we've had this year in the 410. We learned about our setup and probably the most about our motor program."

The fifth-place performance was Wilson's first top five in 410ci sprint car action this year and his fifth overall.

His racing plan this weekend will be contingent on how the weather looks as the weekend nears.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 16 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 10 (7).

April 17 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (3).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DNC Hydraulics

DNC Hydraulics, which is headquartered in Rawson, Ohio, is a hydraulic cylinder rebuilder for heavy duty construction equipment, mill type, crane, scrap metal recycling and large bore and stroke factory cylinders for various applications and many other industries. For more than 20 years DNC Hydraulics has been dedicated to serving each customer with the best service and response to their specific hydraulic repair needs and timelines. DNC Hydraulics strives to continually add and update machinery and tools to speed up repairs reduce costs improve quality and minimize down times on customers equipment. Each job is treated the same and evaluated separately so no detail is missed and the root cause of the problem is identified and corrected. For more information, visit http://www.DNCHydraulics.com.

"DNC Hydraulics has been a long-standing partner of Greg Wilson Racing," Wilson said. "Their support throughout the years has helped us get to the level of being able to compete with the World of Outlaws and we're grateful to have them as an important part of our team."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, Gear Off Road, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder and Benson Marketing for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Excited to Be Part of Field During World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (April 20, 2021) - A dream will become a reality this week for Derek Hagar, who is invading Bristol Motor Speedway for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown.

Hagar will compete at the paved oval in Bristol, Tenn., that has been covered with dirt on Friday and Saturday during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

"I try not to go in with too big of expectations," he said. "I want to make the show and have a good performance and finish the race. This is probably the only time I'll ever go around Bristol. I want to be a part of history and try to make the best of it."

Hagar is one of three dozen competitors who were selected to compete at the famed oval that last hosted a weekend of World of Outlaws races in both 2000 and 2001.

"Us 90s kids grew up playing the Ratbag 2002 video game and the No. 1 track we raced at was Bristol," he said. "To be part of it when it's coming back and to say in 20 years I was there on the return to the dirt on Bristol is special. I want to take the family and make memories.

"I don't really know what to expect. I know it's going to be fast. I've been that fast in a silver crown car on a mile track. Racing with a wing on it is totally different with g forces and downforce. You'll get there a lot quicker."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Summit Truck Group

Summit Truck Group is a heavy truck dealership with locations in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Tennessee and Texas. For more information, visit http://www.SummitTruckGroup.com .

"Summit Truck Group jumped on board with us a couple of years ago," Hagar said. "We appreciate the support of such a reputable company. They sell a great quality truck and provide a great service."

Hagar would like to thank B&D Towing and Recovery, Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Killer Coatings, Administrative Consulting Services, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Mechanical gremlin cuts short promising opener
for Pokorski Motorsports

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) April 20, 2021 – After showing plenty of speed in the early stages of the first night of the 29th season of competition for the Pokorski Motorsports team, a mechanical malady spelled an early ending to the main event for veteran driver Paul Pokorski during the 2021 Midwest Sprint Car Association season-opening Jim Wipperfurth Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Saturday, April 17.

Pokorski was among 34 drivers to sign in for the 2021 MSA season opener at the Beaver Dam Raceway facility, which served as the birthplace of the Winged 360 Sprint Car division in Southeastern Wisconsin in 1996.

The 2014 MSA Masters Series champion opened the night behind the wheel of the team’s newly acquired 2020 Maxim by drawing the third starting spot in the first 10-lap heat race. Pokorski used a strong start to bolt underneath outside front row starter Bill Taylor to secure the second spot in the first turn of the opening lap.

Pokorski quickly settled into the runner-up spot behind race leader Tyler Davis, while Davis’ father, Kurt, moved into to briefly pressure Pokorski for second on lap 2. Pokorski maintained the second spot until the yellow flag appeared on lap 7 for the spinning car of Scott Conger in turn two.

On the restart, Pokorski pulled away from Kurt Davis and reeled in Tyler Davis in the closing laps before settling for second to secure a spot in the 25-lap A main.

“The car was pretty amazing for having never turned a lap in it until hot laps,” Pokorski said. “I was very happy with it in the heat race.”

Pokorski lined up ninth in the 22-car A-main field and fell back to 13th in the running order along the inside groove in the early going. On lap 4, Pokorski moved up to the high groove and quickly worked his way into the top 10.

On lap 12, Adam Miller pulled off a slide job to take 10th away from Pokorski in turn two. Second later, Pokorski fell off the pace and pulled into the infield with an apparent mechanical issue. Pokorski was credited with a 20th place finish in the final running order in a race won by Ben Schmidt.

“In the A main, the engine began to stumble,” Pokorski said. “I'm reasonably sure it was just the main fuel shut off valve vibrating shut. It’s a minor gremlin and an easy fix, so we should be good to go this Saturday at Gravity Park.”

Paul Pokorski is set to return to action behind the wheel of the familiar No. 4 Pokorski Motorsports 360 Sprint Car for an MSA event at Gravity Park Speedway in Chilton on Saturday, April 24. Sport Mods, 4-Cylinders and Street Stocks are also on the card.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing starting at 6 p.m.

Sponsors and supporters for the 2021 Pokorski Motorsports team are Petersen Septic Systems, Goeden Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Hopf Farms, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Petersen Septic Systems

Pokorski Motorsports is pleased to have Petersen Septic Systems step into the role of primary sponsor for the 2021 racing season.

Since opening its doors in Valders, Wis. in 2012, Petersen Septic Systems LLC has provided premier septic tank service and the most reliable septic system installation and repair in Manitowoc and Two Rivers and the surrounding Lakeshore area.

“We offer our services to industrial, institutional, residential, new construction, commercial and municipal accounts,” Petersen Septic Systems Owner David Petersen said. “Customer service is our utmost priority. We do every job as it was in our own homes. Our experience is second to none in the area. Prior to opening the business, I worked for Tuschl Septic Systems from 2004 until owner Chuck Tuschl retired.”

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

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

Petersen Septic Systems is located at 7334 Nagel Road in Valders, Wis. For more information, call 920-323-2640, email petersenseptic@gmail.com or visit www.petersensepticsystems.com.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.
For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.
2021 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 1
MSA events – 1
IRA events - 0
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Heat Race Victories – 0

2021 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, April 24 – Gravity Park Speedway, Chilton, Wis.
Saturday, May 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Friday, May 7 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, May 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, May 15 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

 

 

United Rebel Sprint Series Slated to Bring On Season at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday

DODGE CITY, Kansas (April 19, 2021) – Last week’s originally scheduled season opener at 81 Speedway for the Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing was postponed due to inclement weather. As a result, the season is now slated to kick-off this Saturday, April 24 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas.

The 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval opens its season on Saturday, this year under new management. Long-time professional sprint car driver, Craig Dollansky, assumed the head role of Dodge City Raceway Park over the winter months. Dollansky and his team have devoted hours of time and enhancements to the facility leading up to the season. A great field of cars are expected as Drivers and teams look forward to racing under the new improvements and promoter.

Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:15PM on Saturday, with the green flag flying over competition at 7:00PM. Grandstand admission is $10, with kids 12 and under free of charge.

The United Rebel Sprint Series will also award last year’s competitors with their respective trophies during or after the competition Saturday night.

The series has partnered with the Drive to Zero program to offer a $5,000 pay day to the 2021 United Rebel Sprint Series Champion. The Drive to Zero program was built with one goal in mind – to reduce fatalities and serious injuries that occur on Kansas highways. The program is designated to target child passenger safety, impaired driving, texting, and seat belt violations.

For more information on rules, results, schedules, and more visit the URSS official website, www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. To stay up to date, visit their Facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour heads for the sticky adobe of Petaluma Speedway Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA – April 20, 2021…After opening the season last month the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards is now set for a visit to the always action packed and intense Petaluma Speedway this Saturday night.

The evening of non-stop family fun marks the first of three season appearances at Sonoma County’s longest running entertainment venue. Following this Saturday’s outing the Sprint Car Challenge Tour will return in the Summer for a show on June 19th and then later in the Fall on October 16th.

The tacky and hooked-up 3/8 mile clay oval is always a welcomed stop for teams and race fans around Northern California. Petaluma Speedway routinely produces thrilling wheel-to-wheel racing, as lapped traffic can create some of the most hectic action of any venue on tour. Please note the facility features an earlier start time, with cars on track for wheel packing around 4pm.

“Petaluma Speedway is always a good time and we look forward to competing there in the Friends & Family Racing X1 with SCCT on Saturday,” commented Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, who picked up a win at the track on April 11th. “You are always guaranteed a couple of things in Petaluma. An entertaining main event, and an efficient program that gets you on the road at a decent hour. It will be an excellent field of cars this weekend so hopefully everyone comes out to support the show.”

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards launched the season on March 27th in Placerville, an event captured by Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick. The 19-year-old has been a consistent sight at the front of the field throughout Nor-Cal in 2021 and will look to make it back-to-back this Saturday. Roseville’s Sean Becker ran second to Carrick at the opener and is always a favorite on the Petaluma adobe. The “Shark” has raced to numerous victories in his career at the speedway with multiple different organizations.

Redding’s Chase Majdic charged from 12th to third at the SCCT opener and is another that has shown speed during the early part of the season. Two-time Petaluma Speedway tour winner Willie Croft came home fourth on opening night while Mather’s Kalib Henry rounded out the top-five. Completing the top-10 at the event were Roseville’s Jodie Robinson, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Elk Grove’s Bubba Decaires, Fremont’s Tristin Guardino and Roseville’s Colby Copeland.

All car owners that competed at the Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener in Placerville are eligible for the $500 Kyle Larson Racing Bonus if they win at Petaluma on Saturday. If they can do so, it will make for a $3,000 total payday. Standard nightly payouts with the tour continue to be $2,500-to-win and $400-to-start the 24-car main event.

Adult tickets this Saturday April 24th cost $25, juniors 6-11 are $14, seniors and military $22, kids five and under will be free. The pit gate for competitors opens at approximately noon, while the front gate for spectators opens at 4pm. The drivers meeting will be held at 3:45pm, with track packing shortly after.

Like most venues in California the Petaluma Speedway is under a capacity limit and tickets must be purchased online. They can be acquired at https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1241883&store=17554 and on the MyRacePass App. Also on the card this Saturday will be Dwarf Cars and Mini Stocks.

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. More info on the track can be found at http://www.petaluma-speedway.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kyle Larson Racing, Pit Stop USA, Bianchi Farms, Bullard Construction, D&D Roofing, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or office@sprintcarchallengetour.com

More information on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

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Upcoming Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards Events

Saturday April 24: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday May 1: Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico (David Tarter Memorial)

Friday May 14: Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford (Peter Murphy Classic)

 

 

Jordan Goldesberry Opens Season with Top 10

Springfield, IL (April 20, 2021)- After getting rained out the previous weekend, Jordan Goldesberry opened his season with two races this past week and got his first top 10 of the season.

Friday night the team made the short tow to Granite City, IL to race with MOWA. Lining up outside row 2 for his heat race, Goldesberry drove his Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim to the front taking the lead on lap 3 and winning by a straightaway. Drawing the #8 pill, Goldesberry lined up in the 8th position for the A main. After working his way up to 4th on a slick racing surface and enduring multiple cautions, he came across the finish line in 7th.

“We had a good car Friday night. After falling back I found a good line but it was too late” said Goldesberry.

Saturday saw the team unload the Rockstar Energy Drink #65 at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway. With 37 410’s checked in, Goldesberry would go out third to qualify and end up 22nd quick. The heat race saw Goldesberry finish 6th and end up in the B main. Starting on the front row of the B main, Goldesberry would lead the first 10 laps and cross the finish line second. The Rockstar Energy Drink Maxim would start 22nd in the A main and finish 22nd in the 20 lapper.

“We had a solid opening weekend. We learned a lot at Knoxville and got a lot of good laps. We look forward to going back there soon.”Goldesberry said.

This weekend Jordan Goldesberry Motorsports will take the Rockstar Energy Drink #65 to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI on Saturday to compete with the Interstate Racing Association.

SEASON STATS-
2 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 1 top 10

MEDIA LINKS-
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JGMotorsports65
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGMotorsports65

 

 

Lucas Oil Speedway plays host to 10th annual Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown on Saturday

WHEATLAND, MO. (April 20, 2021) - For open-wheel racing fans, Lucas Oil Speedway is the place to be this Saturday night as premier Sprint and Midget racing is on tap with the 10th annual Impact Signs, Awning and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown.

The tripleheader of open-wheel action features the RacinBoys ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact, Signs, Awnings and Wraps and the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products; the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints and the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series.

“This is one of the early season highlights on the schedule that fans circle on their calendars,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. “The action for both the winged and non-winged cars will be outstanding and, as always, we want to thank owner David Goodson and the folks at Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps for again presenting this event.”

In early season points, Ryan Timms of Oklahoma City holds a 42-point margin over Blake Hahn of Sapulpa, Oklahoma in the Sooner Region with Dylan Westbrook of Scotland, Ontario seven ahead of Timms and 15 clear of Hahn in the Warrior Region.

Mario Clouser of Chatham, Illinois and Wesley Smith of Nixa are tied atop the POWRi WAR Sprints after just two 2021 events. Both Clouser and Smith have feature victories.

The POWRi National Midget Series will be making its lone appearance at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2021. Michael “Buddy” Kofoid of Penngrove, California, has four feature wins in five series events and holds a 100-point lead over Daison Pursley of Locust Grove, California. Both drive for the powerhouse Indiana-based Keith Kunz Motorsports team.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7:05.

Suite deal available: Fans can take in Saturday's action from a VIP Suite on the third level overlooking the front straightaway, as individual tickets are available priced at $50 apiece. All VIP Suite seats must be pre-paid and can be reserved by calling Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984.

The suite offers prime viewing from inside, where the temperature is climate-controlled, or an outside seating area. Food and drinks are not included in the ticket price, though a host/hostess will be available to take food and drink orders throughout the evening. Just 27 seats are available and will be filled on a first-come basis.

For ticket information for any event during the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season, contact McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Fans also can use the online ticketing system.

Saturday's grandstand admission prices
Adults (16 and over) - $25
Seniors (62 and over)/Military - $22
Youth (ages 6-15) - $10
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family pass - $60
Pit pass - $40

Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps is a full-service provider of signs, awnings and wraps. They have proudly served clients since 1997. With locations in Sedalia and Columbia. Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps is able to efficiently serve a wider range of customers.

Visit impact4800.com or call 1-855-829-4800 for more information about the company.

For more information on the ASCS Warrior Region and the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region visit ASCSRacing.com. For additional info on the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints and the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series check out POWRi.com.

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Subscribers Geared Up to Watch ASCS National Tour Event and ASCS Regional Show This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 19, 2021) - The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network is offering a live video stream from a pair of Missouri dirt ovals this weekend.

RacinBoys All Access subscribers can view the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's return to U.S. 36 Raceway near Osborn on Friday followed by the Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps Open Wheel Showdown co-sanctioned by the ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland.

Both nights will feature action from hot laps through the Victory Lane interviews.

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

The top seven drivers in the ASCS National Tour championship standings are separated by less than 100 points entering this weekend. J.J. Hickle holds the top spot with Blake Hahn, who is the most recent winner, only 31 points back. Matt Covington is 38 points behind Hickle with Scott Bogucki (55 points out of the lead), Seth Bergman (57 points), Dylan Westbrook (75 points) and Roger Crockett (85 points) also only double digits from the leader.

The ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region also has a gaggle of competitors battling for the lead in the championship standings.

Ryan Timms leads the ASCS Sooner Region standings by 42 points over Hahn. Jeremy Campbell is 84 points out of the top position with Brandon Anderson 90 points back.

The top 14 drivers in the ASCS Warrior Region are separated by less than 100 points with Westbrook leading the way.

Additionally, the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will offer free, live audio of the United Rebel Sprint Series event at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Saturday to all RacinBoys members.

Also of note, RacinBoys plans on being available via several streaming options this spring. Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Android TV will all offer a RacinBoys app in the coming months.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Amdahl Records Top 15 During Season Debut With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (April 19, 2021) - Elliot Amdahl notched a top-15 finish with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour last Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway while shaking off the rust from a seven-month absence from his driver's seat.

"Our night didn't go quite as well as we hoped," said Amdahl, who finished 13th in the main event in Steve Ziebarth's No. 86 sprint car. "Our goal was to finish top 10 with ASCS. We tried a different setup since this wasn't a regular point race for us and struggled a bit. But I guess we were fairly pleased with our night overall, especially since we'd been away from the track for so long and we were racing against drivers who have a lot of laps already this year."

Amdahl started his first heat race of 2021 in third and finished fifth.

"I was pretty nervous to start with since I hadn't raced this year, but the rust got knocked off pretty quickly," he said. "I had to start on the bottom, which wasn't the place to be on that track. I got caught in the slick on the start and dropped back a bit. But once we got going I regrouped and it was nice holding off a driver like Roger Crockett. Unfortunately, I didn't earn any passing points and had to start deep in the field for the feature."

Amdahl rolled off in the 16th starting position for the night's main event. He gained a trio of positions to finish 13th.

"I passed all three cars in the first lap or two," he said. "I got to the top a little late in turns three and four, otherwise I may have done a bit better."

While the evening didn't go quite as well as hoped, Amdahl is excited about driving for Ziebarth during Midwest Sprint Touring Series events this year.

"Steve is my 305 and 410 crew chief and I drove his 360 car a few times last year," Amdahl said. "We did well together every race. We'll go back to our previous setup and I'm confident we'll do well, especially with our new motor from Outkast Racing Engines. The power from that engine took some getting used to. I'm really looking forward to racing his car this year."

Amdahl will take this weekend off from racing while attending the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series spectacle at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. He plans to return to action on April 30 at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with his 305ci sprint car.

"I'm really looking forward to racing at Rocky with the 305," he said. "We've had good success with our 305 and we are hoping to add that track to the list of tracks we've won at. Also, we have a lot of great sponsors from that area so that gives us extra incentive to do well there."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D. - Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 13 (16).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

April 30 at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Heartland Steel 305 Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EARracing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Cressman Sanitation

Cressman Sanitation is a third-generation trash hauler in the Sioux Falls area now owned by Johnn Cressman. Cressman Sanitation's goals are to make each one of their customers happy and satisfied with their strong customer service, while taking care of their customer's garbage and recycling needs. For more information, visit http://www.cressmansanitationsf.com/ .

"Johnn came on board with us last year and was a huge help the last half of the season," Amdahl said. "He's the one who primarily gave us the support to do our 410 program this year while also helping us to keep our 305 car operation going. We greatly appreciate Johnn's support."

Amdahl would also like to thank Dells Auto, REA Hybrids, Amdahl Beef, Sea Foam, B&B RV Storage & Service, Last Deck, Rockstar, Flandreau Vet Clinic and 212 Bar & Grill for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Posts Top-Five Finish During Knoxville Raceway Opener

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 19, 2021) - A consistent evening on the track culminated in a top five A Main finish for Kaleb Johnson during the Knoxville Raceway season opener Saturday night.

"Our night went pretty well," said Johnson, whose effort equaled his career-best finish at the track. "It's easy to watch the race afterwards and see what you did wrong. I felt our car was better than a fifth-place car, but we'll take a top five."

Johnson's night got off to a solid start when he qualified third quickest out of 27 drivers.

"I think it helped to go out early in qualifying," he said. "I was able to stick the bottom pretty well. I actually rode the berm a little too much on my second lap, which ended up being my better lap. We tried something different for qualifying and it seemed to work. We think it's something that will help us the rest of the season."

The inversion slotted Johnson into the sixth starting spot in his heat race.

"I was able to get a decent start and pass a couple of cars right away," he said. "I closed on Joe Beaver for third, but didn't pass him and finished fourth. But we moved forward in the race and made the inversion for the feature so that was good."

Johnson lined up third for the start of the A Main.

"I ran in third early in the race until we had a caution," he said. "I made a mistake on the restart. I didn't want to follow Lee Grosz into the first turn because I figured it would make my car tight. I ended up in the middle of the track and that let Clint Garner get by me. I made another mistake later in the race and that was when Jason Martin passed me for fourth and I ended up finishing fifth.

"It wasn't a terrible race, although you never like going backwards. But to start the season with a top five at Knoxville is nothing to be ashamed of, especially considering the experience of the guys finishing in front of us."

Johnson hopes to build on his opening night performance when he returns to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday.

"This helps our confidence going forward, especially regarding qualifying," he said. "I just have to concentrate on eliminating mistakes like the ones I made in the feature."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 17 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sea Foam

Sea Foam has provided safe and effective products that help engines and equipment run cleaner and last longer since 1942. Sea Foam Motor Treatment is one of the best-selling automotive additives in North America. Sea Foam products have attracted a passionate following as the proven choice for mechanics, vehicle enthusiasts, and all sorts of people who love or depend on engines. For more information, visit http://www.SeaFoamSales.com.

"We're really excited to have Sea Foam back with our team this year," Johnson said. "Kevin and his wife are very loyal racing fans and I'm proud to represent their company."

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Sea Foam, Snyder Tree Service, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan, Ron Weber Team, State Bank of Fairmont, Big Al's Diecast, Dave's Lawn Car & Landscaping, JF Capital, Last Deck, Hepfner Racing Products, Schaeffer's Oil and TL Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Returning to Bristol Motor Speedway This Weekend for First Time Since 2001

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (April 19, 2021) - Jason Sides is one of only five drivers heading into the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown this weekend with sprint car experience at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Sides competed in June 2001 during the most recent World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at the famed pavement oval that has been covered with dirt.

"It wasn't real easy," he said. "We crashed the first night. I didn't get hurt or anything. Someone blew a power steering line and was up against the outside guardrail down a straightaway. We were right behind him. We hit and then someone ran over us from behind. It tore the car up pretty bad and I remember we worked on it in a parking lot."

Sides is hoping to have a less-eventful weekend this Friday and Saturday when the track in Bristol, Tenn., welcomes the World of Outlaws for the first time in nearly 20 years.

"My goal is to hopefully make both shows and not tear anything up or hurt any motors," he said. "We've taken some measures and changed a few of the rod ends and radius rods to make it a little stronger. I did have a wing built for that place that's a little stronger with thicker material.

"The track is so fast and kind of narrow. When something happens in front of you there's no place to go and you can't get slowed down. Watching some of the late models and modifieds, it's like the brakes aren't sufficient because they have to pitch it sideways and they end in a big pile of cars. It all happens so quickly."

Sides is coming off a dormant weekend as World of Outlaws races at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, were postponed because of the weather.

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 6 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Coast Logistics

East Coast Logistics, which is based in Australia, incorporated in 2003 and specializes in all transport and logistics requirements. For more information, visit http://www.eastcoastlogistics.com.au/ .

"Dave Horrell does the jobs that people don't want to do," Sides said. "He's a hard working guy and we've been fortunate to have him as part of our team for several years. Dave and his family have become more family than a sponsor. I call him when I just want to talk. His support means a lot."

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Venturing to Bristol Motor Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (April 19, 2021) - David Gravel has logged a lot of laps at Bristol Motor Speedway via the famed World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series video game that was released in 2002.

This weekend the Big Game Motorsports driver will be able to compete in real life on the half-mile oval that has been covered in dirt. The track in Bristol, Tenn., hosts the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown on Friday and Saturday, marking the first series race at the oval since June 2001.

"There's a lot of anticipation," Gravel said. "It's something we always did on the World of Outlaws game back in the day. They've been racing there for a month or so and the track is very fast. It will be a big crowd, a great arena. It's pretty much like a football stadium. I'm anxious to see how it goes and how the track races.

"We'll be going faster than back in the early 2000s. I'm hoping they'll have the track slick where were not going 180 miles per hour. Hopefully it's nice and wide and racy so we can put on a good show for everybody."

Gravel enters the event ranked third in the World of Outlaws championship standings. This weekend presents a unique opportunity as all but five of the scheduled competitors will be making their first laps at Bristol Motor Speedway.

"I know we have great running engines and light race cars," he said. "We have the pieces to go really fast. I expect our motor program to shine and to have a lot of speed. As long as we get the car to roll around the corners we'll be in good shape. My goal is to set quick time both nights, start on the front row and go for the win. I think we are capable."

Last weekend's World of Outlaws shows at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, were postponed because of the weather.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., for the World of Outlaws Bristol Throwdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

THE SHOWDOWN -

THE SHOWDOWN is one of the biggest weeks of racing for winged sprint car drivers. The action begins on June 20 with a $6,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

410 sprint spring spectacular slated for Michael’s Mercer raceway Saturday April 24.

By Jim Balentine
(Mercer,Pa)

After a month layoff since the season opener, Michaels Mercer raceway roars back into action for the second show of their 70th anniversary season with a 410 sprint spring spectacular featuring the 410 sprint cars along with the Racesaver 305 sprints, the FASTRAK modifieds and the mighty Mercer mini stocks.. the big block modifieds will have the night off.

Pit gates open at 4 pm grandstands open at 5 pm
Hot laps will be at 6:15
Racing to begin at 7 pm

Admission: cash only facility with no ATM on site:
Grandstands:
$15 adult
$13 senior
kids 13 and under are free

Pits:
$35
$30 senior and kids 10 and under

As Mercer celebrate his 70th season of existence the 410 sprints are coming in for the first of many shows this season. The 410 sprints go back as far as the 1950s at Mercer when they were called super modifieds and resembled upside down bathtubs. That was until local sprint patriarch Floyd Trevis from nearby Youngstown Ohio created the “sprint car” in the middle 60s as we know it today with the tail tank made famous by Trevis still in use.

Some of the names and car numbers that will be appearing on Saturday go back to the 70s at Mercer as many 2nd generation drivers such as 4 time track champion Jack Sodeman Jr , whose dad Jack Sr drove the original #23, both have many feature wins at Mercer. Brent Matus, who he and his father Jerry also competed at Mercer for many seasons with several feature wins as well, and Bob McMillin who is driving his family’s own #5 which hall of famer Ted Wise drove to many wins in the 70s.
With time moving on now we have 3rd generation drivers competing with Brandon Matus continuing his families legacy with Mercer wins and Adam Kekich , who along with his dad Mike, and grandfather Paul “Putzy” Kekich have also won several features at Mercer and Adam last season won all but One feature event in the five 410 sprint appearances. Other drivers expected are Brandon Spithaler who has won at Attica this season, George Hobaugh, Jeremy Kornbau, and others.

Also on the card will be the FASTRAK crate modifieds, Racesaver 305 sprints, and the mighty Mercer mini stocks which has the highest weekly purse with the winner getting $300 dollars.

For more information on Mercer please visit our Facebook page or our website at michaelsmercerracewaydotcom
You can also contact the track at 724-662-1310 or on Facebook messenger.

 

 

The Last Burnout
Peter Lawrence Chesson of Gladstone, New Jersey born July 11, 1946 left us and went to heaven on April 11, 2021. The man, the myth, the legend…..as cliché as it sounds, that was Pete! Growing up in a small town in NJ with two
sisters, Susan and Sally, Peter always saw the world through a different lens than most. With humble beginnings and
large aspirations, the stage was set for a young ‘rule breaking’ boy to explore the realm of possibilities.

Once referred to as the ‘Dirty Revolutionary’ by Hot Rod Magazine in 1975, Peter was a self-proclaimed ‘grease monkey’ from the ‘old school’ and a true innovator. Whether it was transcending the international sport of combined driving at the World Championship level with his wife Sharon as well as with Finn Caspersen’s four-in-hand with Bill Long, or holding a national drag racing record for 10+years, or building a business, he was constantly pushing the bounds of life.

A childhood friend of Pete’s, Larry Mongo, shared a story. As a teenager, Peter’s father, ‘Bump’ Chesson, had a couple of Ford dealerships that Pete would hang around. One day, a car trailer with a bunch of new cars showed up to the dealership. There was a car in particular that stood out to Pete. It was a navy blue Mustang which he took the liberty of unloading straight into the shop where he proceeded to strip it down and turn it into a drag car, unbeknownst to Bump. When Bump found out about this, weeks later, he was furious and chased Peter around the
shop with an exhaust pipe. The story has a good ending. That car, which Pete drove, went on to set a national record in the B stock automatic class with factory Ford support.

Pete loved racing! From when he was a baby, if it did not make noise, he didn’t want it. He started building race cars in his early teens and never stopped. Pete transcended every form of racing he got involved in from Drag Racing, Dirt Modifieds, Go Karts, Motocross to WoO Sprint Cars. Pete left his mark.

Peter was curious. He enjoyed traveling the world to see what was ‘out there’ and always got new ideas or found a new appreciation for something. He met Daniela on one of his adventures around the world and whether it was the Far East, South America, Europe or the middle of America Peter always found something to intrigue him.

Pete was a very humble man with a great passion for life. When he got involved in something, there was nothing half- hearted about it. It didn’t matter if it was his tricycle as a child which he put playing cards in the spokes to make a sound, growing his family business, Barker Bus Company, building a hot rod/race car, or imparting knowledge to one of his kids… Pete was all in.

Keep it simple, stupid. Ahh, Dad’s favorite phrase that will be forever engrained in the minds of his family and anyone that knew him. Dad would never say it but he was very successful in life; both in his family life and in business. He was the ultimate protector, provider and patriarch of his family. He was the glue, he was a real life ‘superman’. He made everyone feel important to him by caring and being present in the moment. He once said, ‘at the core of every challenge is a very simple solution’. This was his North Star and guiding principle throughout his life.

Dad was a proud man. He was most proud of his family and his businesses. He was not the best at saying it to the family member in front of him but he would brag about each one of us any chance he got. We are a very close family and we owe it to Dad. His greatest accomplishment in life, by far, was his family and the bond that we all have.

Peter left behind his 4 children; Lizzy, PJ, James and Tim along with 8 loving grandchildren with the youngest one due in August of 21’. Sharon, Peter’s former wife but still his partner in so many ways, together shared a deep love for one another contributing to the inseparable Chesson Family bond of which Peter was so proud.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following organizations that Peter supported over the years: Peapack-Gladstone Fire Company www.pgfire.org; LifeCamp www.greaternewarklifecamp.org: Bedminster Police.

 

 

Last Lap Miscue Hinders Forsberg’s Charge at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Andy Forsberg would rebound from a tough qualifying effort only to see a last lap miscue derail his hard charge efforts.

“The wind didn’t really do Placerville Speedway any favors on Saturday and it made for a tricky surface that we all had to deal with,” Andy Forsberg said. “Mix that with us still searching for speed with our engine, and me making a late mistake in the feature and it results in a bit of a tough night.”

With 29 cars checked into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, the Auburn, CA driver would time the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 sprinter in 19th fastest in time trials after going out late on a very slick surface.

Lining up in the third row of his heat race, Forsberg was able to make some headway and race into a transfer position. Finishing fourth in his heat race, Forsberg would avoid a trip to the ‘B’ as he locked himself into the 25-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 15th starting position, Forsberg would have a lot of work to do from the back of the pack on a freshly groomed racing surface.

Slipping back to 18th when the race came to life, Forsberg would slowly work his way up towards the Top-10. With the first nine-laps ripping off with no stoppages, Forsberg had made his way back to 15th when the field bunched up for a double-file restart.

Continuing to run in 15th, Forsberg would get moving at the race’s halfway point. Climbing up to 13th, the Auburn, CA driver continue to look for more as he finally cracked the Top-10 on lap 14.

Moving into ninth with just nine laps to go, Forsberg would forge his way into eighth as the laps clicked down.

Taking the white flag in eighth, Forsberg’s charge would end up all for not as he would hang his right-rear off the edge of the speedway in turns one and two, and was officially credited with a 15th place finish.

“Even with the rework, it was really thing up top in turns one and two and I made a really bad mistake and it cost us a Top-10,” Forsberg said. “We are still fighting some things on our car, and this week we have something else that we want to try and hopefully it sort of alleviates our struggles. Looking forward to getting back down to Petaluma Speedway with the SCCT on Sataurday.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, PitStopUSA, Geico Local Office, Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2021.

ON TAP: F&F Racing is slated to return to action with the SCCT on Saturday night as the series invades Petaluma Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-6.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

Placerville Speedway Top-5 for Tanner Carrick

PETERSEN MEDIA: Fighting some lingering gremlins from last Sunday’s rollover during action on Friday night, Tanner Carrick and the Carrick Motorsports team would turn in another very strong showing at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night that saw the Lincoln, CA driver pocket a fourth-place finish.

“Friday night was a struggle,” Tanner Carrick said. “Going through things to get ready for Placerville on Saturday night, we found a few issues that we overlooked after our wreck at Petaluma, and it made a world of difference.”

While the result at Ocean Speedway was still a Top-10 by way of a seventh-place finish, Carrick felt like he struggled bad with how his season as gone at the facility all year.

Getting their car ready for Saturday night’s return to Placerville Speedway, the team discovered a few issues that were lingering from a roll over at Petaluma Speedway that would account for some of Carrick’s Friday night complaints.

Making changes, and heading to Placerville Speedway, Carrick opened the night up by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in fourth fastest amongst the 29 cars that were checked in for action.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Carrick would take care of business has his third-place finish moved him directly into the 25-lap feature event, but it also put him in the nightly redraw.

Lining up on the front row of the feature event after pulling the two, Carrick would get the jump when the green flag was displayed to the field.

On the reworked surface, Carrick looked very stout out front though he had the likes of Justin Sanders and Shane Golobic hot on his tail.

Leading the first nine circuits, a caution would bunch the field back up and put them in double file formation.

Battling with Justin Sanders for the race lead when the action came back to life, Carrick would fall back to second and actually hook up in a very entertaining battle with Golobic.

Fighting tooth and nail for position, a slight bobble on the closing laps would allow Golobic to get away and also allowed Ryan Bernal to sneak by to put Carrick in fourth when the checkered flag flew.

“We were good early on Saturday night, then I made a couple mistakes that cost us a few spots,” Carrick added. “Thanks to my guys for all their hard work, really excited for two more races ahead this weekend.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 16, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 9, Top 10’s: 12

ON TAP: Carrick returns to action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA and on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports Win Third Consecutive Placerville Speedway Feature Event

PETERSEN MEDIA- Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports continued their torrid start to the 2021 season. Picking up the win on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, it marked the 9th overall triumph for the pride of Aromas, CA and brought the tally to five for Dale Miller Motorsports.

“I really have to thank Dale and Tara Miller for providing me with great equipment and working so hard on this car week after week,” Justin Sanders said. “We really have figured some things out and I hope Placerville Speedway keeps giving us these great surfaces.”

Sanders and Miller Motorsports got off to a pretty nice start on Saturday night as Sanders would time the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. backed No. 4sa machine in seventh fastest in time trials.

Needing to garner a win in heat race action to put himself in the redraw, Sanders would do just that in preliminary action. Racing to that win, Sanders would then pull the four-pill in the redraw and find himself in the second row for the feature event.

Looking to remain unbeaten in point paying action at Placerville Speedway in 2021, Sanders would settle into the second position in the early goings as he chased after the early leader, Tanner Carrick.

Continuing to stalk Carrick for nearly the first half of the race, a lap nine restart would give the leaders open track and put Sanders alongside Carrick for the double file restart.

All year long Sanders has showcased a late race dominance that has led him to so many of his wins, and that remained true on Saturday night. Able to pick up the lead just before the halfway point, Sanders would shift to another gear during the race’s second half.

Leaving the field in his wake, Sanders would race on to pick up another impressive win at the Placerville Speedway bullring.

“It is honestly just surreal to have a start to the year like this,” Sanders said. “Back in 2019 the slick was really our kryptonite and running my car in 2020 while Dale Miller sat out, I feel like we got on the right track, and it has carried over to 2021 and we are really good when it gets like it did on Saturday.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic, Inc., North County Plastering, Nail-It Roofing, Anrak Corporation, Frank’s Body Shop, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Black Out Fight Gear, and 24 Hour Road Side Service for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 6, Wins- 5, Top-5’s-5, Top-10’s-5

ON TAP: Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports are TBD if they will return to action on Saturday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Petaluma Speedway.

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Drivers Ready to Take on Valley Speedway and Lucas Oil

Belleville, IL. (04/19/2021) After a rainout weekend at I-30 Speedway, teams have regrouped for a two-day race weekend on tap for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. First stop on Friday, April 23 will be held at Grain Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, MO. And night number two will be held at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO.

Some of the drivers expected to attend the event will be some familiar faces like Michael “Buddy” Kofoid, Daison Pursley, Jake Neuman, Cannon McIntosh, Tyler Thomas, Emerson Axsom, and tons more.

While we are only in the month of April, points are still very crucial for the drivers who are chasing the POWRi Championship. Right now, the top four drivers are within less than 200 points from the front runner, Kofoid. Daison Pursley sits in second and last year’s reigning champion, Jake Neuman sits in third, and Cannon McIntosh runs in the fourth position.

The last time the POWRI Lucas Oil National Midget League attended the famous Lucas Oil Speedway was back in 2019, Logan Seavey captured the win and Cannon McIntosh ran second. McIntosh will be back the 24th to try and capture the victory.

The last visit to Grain Valley Speedway Ace McCarthy found himself in victory lane. Jake Neuman ended up in the runner up position and will be attending Valley Speedway to try and gain one position to find himself on the top spot.

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Danny Dietrich highlights All Star weekend with top-ten at Port Royal; Another Central PA triple on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 19, 2021) – Despite a rocky start to his four-race weekend, forced to settle with a “DNF” at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday after losing a right rear tire while battling inside the top five, then plagued with oil pressure issues during the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich recovered to the best of his ability, eventually highlighting the four-race All Star Circuit of Champions stretch with a sixth-place outcome at Port Royal Speedway.

Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car, started tenth during Port Royal’s $10,000-to-win Keith Kauffman Classic, ultimately climbing ahead four spots in 30 laps for his 13th top-ten performance of the year. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native earned his way into the Saturday night showstopper by finishing second during his respective heat race.

Although missing the top-ten during his final start of the weekend, Dietrich did indeed finish, this time cashing in a B-Main transfer position for a 16th-place score during Bedford Speedway’s Johnny Grum Classic on Sunday.

As aforementioned, Dietrich was battling inside the top five at Virginia Motor Speedway when his right rear tire fell victim to an abrasive surface. The 2020 Central PA Sprint Cars Point Series champion kicked-off his evening in the Old Dominion with the fastest time during qualifying time trials.

“It was a long weekend, but we are out here to race and that’s exactly what we are going to do,” Danny Dietrich said, who owns one victory thus far in 2021. “The beginning of the weekend didn’t go too well for us, but we were able to recover for a nice finish at Port, and some solid laps at Bedford. Regardless, I’m proud of my team and I can’t thank them enough for their help and hard work. We have another big weekend ahead, but we’ll be ready.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a three-pack in the Keystone State, set to visit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23, an undisclosed location on Saturday, April 24, and Selinsgrove Speedway for the $5,088-to-win Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 25. A decision for Saturday will be made later in the week.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc., Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

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

Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track, as well as online at www.dannydietrich.com/merch

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 7
Top-10s: 13
Wins: 1

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-five finishes, highlighted with a runner-up result, during World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals. Charged from 15th to sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 6. Scored first victory of 2021 during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 13. Rallied from 12th to fourth during Lincoln Speedway start on March 20. Jumped from 24th to ninth during a start at Williams Grove Speedway on March 26. Rallied from ninth to third during Port Royal Speedway visit on March 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 3. Finished eighth at Bridgeport Speedway on April 6. Charged from 14th to fourth during Port Royal Speedway start on April 10. Rallied from 21st to 11th during Lincoln Speedway start, also on April 10. Finished sixth during Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic on April 17.

2021 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13)

 

Zearfoss makes long haul home to Port Royal for Keith Kauffman Classic; Bristol weekend next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 19, 2021) – With the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events in Oklahoma and Texas getting the best of Mother Nature, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss decided to pack his bags and hit the road, setting his GPS for the annual Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania.

Despite an all night tow from Oklahoma to Central Pennsylvania, Zearfoss was eager to compete, set to rejoin the All Star Circuit of Champions for the first time since February. Not to mention, as a former Port Royal Speedway track champion, Zearfoss knows his way around the coveted “Speed Palace.”

Although Zearfoss ultimately missed the top-ten, it was a sound night for the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native, ending his evening with a three position charge from 15th to finish 12th. Zearfoss qualified for the $10,000-to-win blockbuster, with 45 cars entered for action, by finishing second during his respective heat race.

“My team and I looked at the map and asked ourselves if it was possible. Once we figured out it was doable, we hit the road,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car. “It was great to get back to Port Royal and race in front of our family and friends. Getting laps there is important. We did some things and I think we’ll be in better shape once we return.”

Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a trip to Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, on Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24. Dubbed the Bristol Throwdown, the two-day program, beginning with practice on Thursday, will award a combined winner’s share equaling $35,000; $10,000 on Friday and $25,000 on Saturday. Zearfoss will enter the Bristol doubleheader weekend ninth in the World of Outlaws championship standings, padded by three top-ten finishes in 13 contests.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, and Bell Helmets.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 6
Top-10s: 9
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 3

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7. Finished seventh at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Finished tenth during WoO debut at The Rev in Louisiana on Saturday, March 13. Finished ninth during Cotton Bowl Speedway start on Saturday, March 20.

 

 

FORMER ANDERSON MOTOR SPEEDWAY WINNER AGUILAR HOPES TO KEEP STREAK ALIVE

April 19, 2021 – Seneca, South Carolina – The last time Joey “The Ace” Aguilar visited Anderson Motor Speedway, he left with all the money and a trophy both nights. Aguilar swept both nights of competition when the USCS 360 series visited Anderson Motor Speedway in July 2014.

Aguilar is set to return to Anderson Motor Speedway for the first time since his 2014 sweep this weekend when the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro returns to Anderson Motor Speedway. It will be the first visit to Anderson for MSR since 2018.

Things will certainly be different for the Tampa, Florida driver than they were in 2014. He will be competing in a pair of 410 events against arguably the toughest winged 410-winged pavement drivers in the entire country.

“It’s been a while since I’ve ran any 410 events” explained Aguilar. ”I was fortunate enough that Shane Miller took us up north a few years back to run in some events. I haven’t run one (410 engine) a bunch, but I have run some 410 events”.to reacquaint himself with a 410 and get a feel for the American Racer tires that MSR utilizes.
“Back in 2014 we had a really good weekend the last time we visited Anderson Motor Speedway. We ended up winning both nights and made it a clean sweep. It was neat. I’d never seen the place before that weekend. I really like the track. It has more banking than the tracks we run in Florida and you can carry more corner speed. Its just a neat track to drive”.

Another interesting statistic one must ponder is that multi-time MSR champion Jimmy McCune himself is also undefeated at Anderson Motor Speedway. McCune has won the past three events contested by MSR Anderson including the most recent April 20, 2018 visit. In fact, of the past five-winged sprint car events held at Anderson Motor Speedway have all been won by McCune and Aguilar.

A stout field of car is expected including Anthony McCune, Charlie Shultz, Jeff Bloom, and Troy DeCaire among many others.

A MSR champion was not crowned in 2020 due to COVID-19. Had points been calculated, Anthony McCune would have been crowned 2020 champion.
Another interesting entry for this weekend is Plant City, Florida driver Troy DeCaire. DeCaire has already won 5 times in 2021 and is Aguilar’s arch nemesis on a regular basis while competing in Florida. Aguilar insists the rivalry between the 2 is friendly and he is eager to face Decaire on neutral ground.

”We’ve been racing against each other for a long time. That’s a good team and they’re lined up with everything we got. I look forward to racing against him. When I win, I want him to be on the track. A few weeks ago, he needed a u-joint and nobody had one. We did and loaned it to them so they could race. We didn’t blink an eye. We wanna beat him on the track not off it. I’m looking forward to racing him up there along with all the MSR guys this weekend”.

When asked what his goals for this weekend were, Aguilar was quick to answer. ”The Morgan Motorsports team wants to earn the respect of the other teams. They are tough up there. We must have our stuff right to have a chance to win. I’m surrounded by good people. Car owners Kirk and Cheryl Morgan and family, my crew chief Todd Schmidt, and the cast of characters working on the car. I think we got a winning combination. We just need to go and put it all together. We plan on running out of town a few times this year. This is not a one-time deal” concluded Aguilar.

An open practice is scheduled for this Thursday night at Anderson Motor Speedway before 2 full nights of racing action beginning Friday night April 23 and concluding Saturday night. MSR will kick off its 2021 season with a full program of racing both nights.

 

 

Rico Abreu caps Mid-Atlantic All Star road trip with podium at Bedford Speedway

Date: Thursday, April 15th
Event: Thursday Night Thriller
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Va.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 16th (22nd)

Date: Friday, April 16th
Event: Tommy Hinnershitz Classic
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): DNQ

Date: Saturday, April 17th
Event: Keith Kauffman Classic
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 9th (9th)

Date: Sunday, April 18th
Event: Johnny Grum Classic
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Bedford Speedway (Bedford, Pa.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (1st)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (April 19, 2021) - Rico Abreu’s four-race All Star Circuit of Champions stretch through Virginia and Pennsylvania may have started out slow, but things picked up in a hurry, as the St. Helena, California-native successfully put together a pair of top-ten finishes in his final two starts, highlighted with a podium run on Sunday evening at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania.

Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Rowdy Energy/Lucas Oil Products/Curb Records/Self Made/No. 24 sprint car, led the first 22 circuits around Bedford’s high paced half-mile, eventually overtaken by Pennsylvania standout, Anthony Macri, during a single-file restart with eight laps remaining. Nearly crossing back underneath Macri, Abreu held on to finish second; his seventh top-five outcome of the 2021 season, as well as his 12th top-ten.

One night prior, Abreu finished ninth during Port Royal Speedway’s $10,000-to-win Keith Kauffman Classic. Honoring the speedway’s all-time sprint car win leader, Abreu started exactly where he finished at the “Speed Palace,” kicking-off his evening with a heat race victory.

“It feels good to put together a pair of solid results. Things didn’t really start out too well for us this weekend, but we kept our heads up and we kept working hard. Positive results create a lot of confidence and that’s what our team needs right now is confidence,” Rico Abreu said, who had to settle with a 16th-place score at Virginia on Thursday and a missed A-Main start at Williams Grove on Friday. “I can’t thank all of my partners enough for their hard work and support thus far in 2021. The plan is to get a win for them this weekend.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a trip to Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, on Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24. Dubbed the Bristol Throwdown, the two-day program, beginning with practice on Thursday, will award a combined winner’s share equaling $35,000; $10,000 on Friday and $25,000 on Saturday.

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

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

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

2021 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 18
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 7
Total Top-10s: 12
**Stats reflect starts for Rico Abreu, only

 

Tony Stewart opens his All Star triple with victory at Virginia Motor Speedway; Three top-tens in three open wheel starts


Date: Thursday, April 15th
Event: Thursday Night Thriller
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Va.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (8th)

Date: Friday, April 16th
Event: Tommy Hinnershitz Classic
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 6th (8th)

Date: Saturday, April 17th
Event: Keith Kauffman Classic
Series: All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 7th (7th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 19, 2021) - Despite a two month gap in his competitive schedule, last operating his Rush Truck Centers/Advance Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Digital Ally/Sage Fruit/FloRacing/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Mobil 1/Carquest Auto Parts/J&J Auto Racing/No. 14 sprint car during starts in Georgia and Florida, “Smoke” Tony Stewart went on to score three consecutive top-ten finishes with the All Star Circuit of Champions, kicking things off with a blockbuster victory, one of the biggest of his sprint car career, during the Thursday Night Thriller at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia, on Thursday, April 15.

The win, accompanied by a $12,000 payday, was fought on two different fronts, as not only was there a stacked field of full-time All Stars and Pennsylvania Posse representatives, but tire wear was also an issue. Suffice it to say, Smoke proved he had what it takes to overcome each obstacle, eventually winning in dramatic fashion with a last corner pass over Buch Motorsports’ Justin Peck. Peck, the current All Star points leader, suffered from a flat while racing to the checkers.

“We weren’t the fastest car by any means. We kinda figured out early that it was going to be a tricky surface and ultimately a challenge for tires. I just tried to run my car straighter than those guys ahead of me,” Tony Stewart said in Virginia Motor Speedway victory lane, who now owns All Star victories at six different facilities. “We could see that (Justin Peck’s) tire was getting pretty worn. I could see the cords so I told myself if he can run the car that hard and make it work, good for him. Being second while trying to save tires was going to be a good night for us.”

In addition to his five-figure score at Virginia Motor Speedway, Stewart also nailed down top-ten appearances during Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Classic (sixth), as well as during Port Royal Speedway’s Keith Kauffman Classic (seventh). On top of that, Stewart qualified for all three All Star dashes during the weekend, winning a pair of heat races along the way.

Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing have not unveiled plans for the coming weekend. Fans are encouraged to stay alert on social media for continuing updates pertaining to Tony Stewart’s schedule.

 

 

Sooner Sprints head to Enid Speedway,
new dual heat race format this weekend

by John Rittenoure - TULSA, Okla. (April 18, 2021) - The new Sooner Sprint Series is back in action this weekend with a stop at Enid Speedway on Saturday (April 24).

When the third event of the 2021 season gets underway a new duel heat race procedure will be in effect that is hoped will provide an equal opportunity for for all drivers to earn passing points which determine the A feature lineup.

Using a 24 car field as an example..........
Those that drew the highest 12 numbers in the first draw and started in rows 3 and 4 will redraw from only the lowest 12 numbers and will start in rows 1 and 2 in the next round of heat (qualifiers).

Those that drew the lowest half of the numbers and stared in rows 1 and 2 will redraw from the highest half of numbers and start in the other rows. Passing points for the second round of heat (qualifiers) will be awarded just as the first round of heats. Total combined points earned in both heat and qualifier races will determine the B and A Feature line ups which will be lined straight up by how the driver earned their passing points.

Saturday’s feature at the Garfield County Fairgrounds 3/8’s mile oval will pay $1,000-to-win and $200-to-start.

Veteran drivers earned victories in the first two Sooner Sprint Series shows. Danny Smith of Sand Springs won the season opener at Monarch Motor Speedway while Loyd Clevenger topped the field at Oklahoma Sports Park.

What you need to know…….
What: Sooner Sprint Series.
Where: Enid Speedway.
When: Saturday, April 24.
Times: Pit gates open at 3 p.m., Grandstand opens at 4, Hot laps 7, Racing starts at 7:30.
Website: SoonerSprintSeries.com, EnidSpeedway.net

 


 

It's OPENING NIGHT at Knoxville Raceway!


The sun is shining, temps are for forecasted for the 60s and it's RACE DAY at the Sprint Car Capital of the World!

The Pella Motors/Kraig Ford season opener will kick off the 68th Knoxville Raceway season TONIGHT.

More than 60 sprint cars practiced to prep for the season last night and more are expected tonight. With the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series not racing this weekend, we have Outlaw invaders including Aaron Reutzel, Carson Macedo, Parker Price-Miller and Sheldon Haudenschild joining us, too!

Everything you need to know for the Pella Motors/Kraig Ford season opener:

Pit Gates Open - 3:30pm, CT
Grandstand Gates Open: 5:00pm, CT
Hot Laps Begin: 6:00pm, CT
Ticket Prices: Adults - $15; Teens - $10; Children 12 and under - free. Tickets available at the ticket office on race day.
Pit Passes - $30
Pits will be open following the races.
Scanner Frequency for our announcers is: 454.5000
Small, collapsible soft-sided coolers are allowed.
Rubber or foam seat cushions are allowed and must be 20" wide or less.
Not allowed: firearms, pets, bottles, glass and metal stadium seats.
Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted. Designated smoking areas are under the grandstands.
If you can't make it to the track, watch live on DIRTVision.com
Race line-ups, results and point standings are available on the free Knoxville Raceway app.

COVID Guidelines & Protocols at Knoxville Raceway


We do take your health and safety seriously and continue to work with state and local officials to make sure that we are following all guidelines and restrictions for our events.

Most importantly, if you are feeling ill or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID, please choose another weekend to join us.

Before you do join us, please read through our current COVID guidelines and protocols here. We're looking forward to having you at the track with us, but We sincerely thank all of the fans for your understanding, patience and cooperation.
A Special Offer from Pella Motors and Kraig Ford


Our friends at Pella Motors and Kraig Ford have a special offer for Knoxville Raceway fans!

Take your ticket from tonight's Pella Motors/Kraig Ford Season Opener to any of their three dealerships and receive 10% off any service repair over $100. Offer is valid through May 31st.

The three dealerships included are: Pella Motors at 604 E. Oskaloosa St. in Pella
Kraig Ford at 1601 A Ave. W in Oskaloosa
Kraig Chevrolet at 1201 S 17th St. in Oskaloosa

Tonight's Checkered Flag Concessions Special


Checkered Flag Concessions is starting the season off with a fan favorite: Pulled Pork Nachos!

Swing by a Checkered Flag Concessions area tonight to try the special, or grab the track's famous Chicken Bites, hot chocolate, a pork tenderloin and so much more.

Checkered Flag Concessions also sells NOS Energy Drink and Coca-Cola beverages.
Upcoming Events at Knoxville Raceway


The 2021 season is our biggest yet! Don't miss any of the upcoming action:

April 24 - Farm Bureau Financial Services Night

May 2 - Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tee's Night

May 9 - Busch Light First Responders Night. All first responders with valid ID get in free. PLUS, $1 Busch Light cans all night.

 

 

Sage Fruit becomes title sponsor of Skagit Nationals
The new marquee event for the World of Outlaws will have an overall purse of nearly $200,000

BURLINGTON, WA – Skagit Speedway’s crisp new Skagit Nationals continues to grow into one of the biggest events of the year with the track announcing Sage Fruit as the title sponsor.

The Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals, Friday to Sunday, Sept. 3-5, is a new marquee event, kicking off the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ Fall West Coast Swing with an overall purse of nearly $200,000. Friday and Saturday’s events will pay $10,000-to-win and Sunday’s finale will pay $25,000-to-win. All three nights will also pay $1,000-to-start.

“Sage Fruit has always been a big supporter of motorsports and we’re excited to have them join this exciting event,” Skagit Speedway Promoter Steve Beitler said. “Sage Fruit, which is also based in Washington, is well known for high-quality products and Skagit Speedway is known for its high-quality racing. It’s a great partnership.”

The company, based in Yakima, WA – about three hours south of Skagit Speedway in Burlington, WA – is a grower, packer and shipper of the world’s finest apples, pears and cherries. It’s been involved in motorsports for several years, including providing sponsorship for World of Outlaws teams Kasey Kahne Racing and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing.

When Sage Fruit heard about Beitler’s ambitions of creating a marquee event for the West Coast, it saw the Skagit Nationals as an exciting new opportunity in its own backyard, according to Chuck Sinks, President of Sales and Marketing for Sage Fruit.

“We’ve been a part of several Sprint Car events but have never been on a stage like this for a World of Outlaws event,” Sinks said. “When we heard about the Skagit Nationals, we saw it as a perfect opportunity to showcase Sage Fruit like never before and help grow the Skagit Nationals into something special. Race fans are loyal followers and great consumers of ours. This is also a way for us to give back and help support Sprint Car racing.”

Elite drivers such as two-time defending champion Brad Sweet, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, 2019 Knoxville Nationals champion David Gravel, two-time Skagit winner Logan Schuchart and more will battle to mark their name in the history books as the first Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals winner.

Tickets for the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals will be available at SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

Great Fields for Friday Night at Premier Speedway!Young Guns Star At Season Finale For Premier Speedway

Jordyn Charge, Alex Ross and Tyler Maggs claimed the last three feature events of the 2020-21 Premier Speedway season tonight at Sungold Stadium.

With rain having been a constant of the week leading up to the event, a slick and racy surface greeted competitors from the drop of the green flag in the first heat with some exciting racing transpiring throughout the packed heat racing program.

The quick results of the nights program are as follows:

Sprintcars:

Time Trial Group One: 1. D7 Matthew Reed 11.405; 2. V4 Phil Lock 11.454; 3. V17 Dennis Jones 11.510; 4. V73 Charles Hunter 11.583; 5. VA14 Chris Rodda; 6. V15 David Dennison 11.707; 7. S44 Daniel Evans 11.747; 8. V71 Marcus Green 11.983; 9. VA37 Darryl Atkinson 12.369; 10. V18 Sam Millar 12.702.

Time Trial Group Two: 1. V19 Sam Wren 11.627; 2. VA3 Kaidon Brown 11.627; 3. V86 Justin Barton; 4. A1 Brett Milburn 11.797; 5. V7 Paul Solomon 11.811; 6. VA42 Mark Noonan 11.815; 7. VA91 Daniel Scott 11.909; 8. VA47 Ben Morrison 12.038; 9. VA96 Daniel Mayson 12.131. Time Trial Group Three: 1. V60 Jordyn Charge 11.588; 2. V2 Domain Ramsay 11.829; 3. V11 Grant Anderson 11.843; 4. V44 Tim Van Ginneken 11.925; 5. N36 Eddie Lumbar 12.048; 6. V46 Jordan Abbott 12.128; 7. V75 Mitchell Smith 12.131; 8. D21 Zac Farrer; 9.V88 Renae Eastham 12.637.

Time Trial Group Four: 1. V39 Brett Smith 11.756; 2. V29 Michael Tancredi 11.879; 3. V70 John Vogels 12.025; 4. VA10 Steven Loader 12.308; 5. N46 Stacey Galliford 12.429; 6. VA98 Shane Steenholdt 12.458; 7. VA11 Phil Micallef 12.604; 8. V21 Ben Micallef 12.825; 9. VA38 Steve McIntyre 13.132; 10. VA49 Shaun Lyness 21.283.

Heat One: 1st D7 Matthew Reed; 2nd V4 Phil Lock; 3rd V73 Charles Hunter; 4th V15 David Dennison; 5th V71 Marcus Green.

Heat Two: 1st VA3 Kaidon Brown; 2nd V86 Justin Barton; 3rd V19 Sam Wren; 4th A1 Brett Milburn; 5th V7 Paul Solomon.

Heat Three: 1st V60 Jordyn Charge; 2nd V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 3rd V11 Grant Anderson; 4th V2 Domain Ramsay; 5th V46 Jordan Abbott.

Heat Four: 1st V29 Michael Tancredi; 2nd V39 Brett Smith; 3rd V70 John Vogels; 4th VA10 Steven Loader; 5th VA98 Shane Steenholdt.

Heat Five: 1st S44 Daniel Evans; 2nd V17 Dennis Jones; 3rd A1 Brett Milburn; 4th VA3 Kaidon Brown; 5th VA14 Chris Rodda.

Heat Six: 1st V71 Marcus Green; 2nd V86 Justin Barton; 3rd VA91 Daniel Scott; 4th V7 Paul Solomon; 5th VA96 Daniel Mayson.

Heat Seven: 1st VA49 Shaun Lyness; 2nd V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 3rd V46 Jordan Abbott; 4th V70 John Vogels; 5th V39 Brett Smith.

Heat Eight: 1st N36 Eddie Lumbar; 2nd V60 Jordyn Charge; 3rd V11 Grant Anderson; 4th V21 Ben Micallef; 5th V29 Michael Tancredi.

Sprintcar C-Main 10 laps (Top 4 Transfer to B-Main): 1st V21 Ben Micallef; 2nd VA98 Shane Steenholdt; 3rd V75 Mitchell Smith; 4th VA91 Daniel Scott; 5th VA96 Daniel Mayson; 6th VA42 Mark Noonan; 7th D21 Zac Farrar; 8th VA37 Darryl Atkinson; 9th VA47 Ben Morrison; 10th V18 Sam Millar; 11th VA11 Phil Micallef; 12th N46 Stacey Galliford; 13th V88 Renae Eastham; 14th VA38 Steve McIntyre (DNF).

Sprintcar B-Main 15 laps (Top 6 Transfer to A-Main): 1st V17 Dennis Jones; 2nd V721 Marcus Green; 3rd N36 Eddie Lumbar; 4th S44 Daniel Evans; 5th V7 Paul Solomon; 6th VA10 Steven Loader; 7th VA49 Shaun Lyness; 8th V73 Charles Hunter; 9th V21 Ben Micallef; 10th V15 David Dennison; 11th VA98 Shane Steenholdt; 12th V2 Domain Ramsay (DNF); 13th VA91 Daniel Scott (DNF); 14th VA14 Chris Rodda (DNF); 15th V75 Mitchell Smith (DNF); 16th V46 Jordan Abbott (DNF).

Sprintcar A-Main (25 laps No Time): 1st V60 Jordyn Charge; 2nd V86 Justin Barton; 3rd VA3 Kaidon Brown; 4th V29 Michael Tancredi; 5th V70 John Vogels; 6th D7 Matthew Reed; 7th V39 Brett Smith; 8th V11 Grant Anderson; 9th V19 Sam Wren; 10th V4 Phil Lock; 11th S44 Daniel Evans; 12th V7 Paul Solomon; 13th A1 Brett Milburn; 14th V17 Dennis Jones; 15th V71 Marcus Green; 16th N36 Eddie Lumbar; 17th VA10 Steven Loader; 18th V44 Tim Van Ginneken (DNF).

(Start Order: 1. V60; 2. VA3; 3. D7; 4. V86; 5. V29; 6. V39; 7. V44; 8. V11; 9. V19; 10. V70; 11. V4; 12. A1; 13. V17; 14. V71; 15. N36; 16. S44; 17. V7; 18. VA10.

Lap Leaders: 1-25 V60 Jordyn Charge.

Wingless Sprints:

Heat One: 1st VX97 Blake Walsh; 2nd V95 Geoff Cook; 3rd V14 Harry Ross; 4th V4 Carly Walsh; 5th VX68 Kim-Loong Gosling.

Heat Two: 1st VX5 Luke McCutcheon; 2nd V36 Ashley Cook; 3rd V6 Todd Hobson; 4th VX46 Michael McDonald; 5th VX15 Greg Bishop.

Heat Three: 1st S23 Jack McCarthy; 2nd VX50 Luke Weel; 3rd V33 Luke Storer; 4th S35 Mitchell Broome; 5th V23 Matthew Balcombe.

Heat Four: 1st V2 Travis Millar; 2nd S86 Kirby Hillyer; 3rd V1 Alex Ross; 4th V67 Christopher Halesworth; 5th V76 Kelvin Johnson.

Heat Five: 1st V6 Todd Hobson; 2nd VX43 Benjamin Kirby; 3rd V72 Tyson Bartlett; 4th VX59 Kyle Mason; 5th V95 Geoff Cook.

Heat Six: 1st V23 Matthew Balcombe; 2nd S35 Mitchell Broome; 3rd V36 Ashley Cook; 4th VX46 Michael McDonald; 5th VX15 Greg Bishop.

Heat Seven: 1st V1 Alex Ross; 2nd VX50 Luke Weel; 3rd V67 Christopher Halesworth; 4th V33 Luke Storer; 5th S23 Jack McCarthy.

Heat Eight: 1st VX14 Glenn Watts; 2nd V14 Harry Ross; 3rd V17 Andy Hibbert; 4th V51 Jordan Nicholas; 5th S20 Harley Alexander.

B-Main 1: 1. VX15 Greg Bishop; 2. VX43 Benjamin Kirby; 3. VX62 Trevor Bullock; 4. VX59 Kyle Mason; 5. VX68 Kim-Loong Gosling; 6. VX75 Marc Waddington; 7. V51 Jordan Nicholas; 8. S20 Harley Alexander; 9. VX88 Esther Thomason; 10. V62 Trevor Bullock; 11. VX41 Aaron Kennett.

B-Main 2: 1. V17 Andy Hibbert; 2. VX97 Blake Walsh; 3. V4 Carly Walsh; 4. V72 Tyson Bartlett; 5. V39 Tyler Benson; 6. VX95 Ben Poliansky; 7. V76 Kelvin Johnson; 8. V5 Paul Drew; 9. V34 Shaun Farnsworth; 10. Q26 Kerry Bright.

A-Main (25 laps No Time ): 1st V1 Alex Thomson; 2nd VX50 Luke Weel; 3rd V6 Todd Hobson; 4th S35 Mitchell Broome; 5th S23 Jack McCarthy; 6th S86 Kirby Hillyer; 7th V95 Geoff Cook; 8th V14 Harry Ross; 9th VX5 Luke McCutcheon; 10th VX97 Blake Walsh; 11th V17 Andy Hibbert; 12th VX46 Michael McDonald; 13th VX15 Greg Bishop; 14th V4 Carly Walsh; 15th VX14 Glenn Watts; 16th VX59 Kyle Mayson; 17th VX62 Kasey Garlick; 18th V67 Christopher Halesworth; 19th V72 Tyson Bartlett; 20th V33 Luke Storer (DNF); 21st V2 Travis Millar (DNF); 22nd VX43 Benjamin Kirby (DNF); 23rd V36 Ashley Cook (DNF); 24th V23 Matthew Balcombe (DNF).

Junior Formula 500’s:

Heat One (Race Time 2.46:775): 1st N33 Jac Laneyrie; 2nd V5 Jackson Van Ginneken; 3rd V24 Tyler Maggs; 4th V76 Jordy Langdon; 5th G68 Max Bevan.

Heat Two (Race Time 2.29.860): 1st N17 Blake Matthews; 2nd V24 Tyler Maggs; 3rd V78 Maddox Gibbs; 4th V11 Dakota Luckett; 5th N33 Jac Laneyrie.

A-Main (Race Time 4.48:351): 1. V24 Tyler Maggs; 2. N17 Blake Matthews; 3. N33 Jac Laneyrie; 4. V5 Jackson Van Ginneken; 5. V78 Maddox Gibbs; 6. V76 Jordy Langdon; 7. G68 Max Bevan; 8. G3 Mitchell Sanderson; 9. V11 Dakota Luckett; 10. V64 Caleb Langdon; 11.V56 Jack Balcombe; 12. N38 Ky Young; 13. V44 Tyson Balcombe (DNF); 14, V30 Aston Rodriguez (DNS); 15. V69 Chad Bell (DNS)

That concludes our Racing Program for the 2020-21 Season, The Management and Board of the Premier Speedway Club would like to thank all the Race Fans, Volunteers and Competitors that stuck with us through the year as we look forward to a new season kicking off on Saturday November 6, 2021.Tickets will be available for purchase up until midnight on Thursday night for this Friday’s final race of the 2020-21 Premier Speedway season, with a huge ensemble of 99 cars entered across the three divisions which include 360 Sprintcars as a part of the Triple Crown Series, Wingless Sprints and Junior Formula 500’s.

With discounted adult admission of just $20 and all Children 15 and Under admitted for $5, there will be plenty of on-track entertainment to round out the season, with Patrons reminded that access to the venue will be via the Warrnambool side only.

Current Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion Brett Milburn headlines a strong field of 41 Sprintcars with regular visitors to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool including Grant Anderson, John Vogels, Domain Ramsay, Eddie Lumbar, Matthew Reed, Dennis Jones, Tim Van Ginneken and Jordyn Charge all amongst the forty-plus entry list.

V8 Supercars Star Cameron Waters will also return to take on Premier Speedway.

Yet again the Wingless Sprints have entered with strong competitor numbers with current State Champion Alex Ross joining the likes of Luke Weel, Mitchell Broome, Luke and Daniel Storer, Travis Millar, Andy Hibbert, Harry Ross, Glenn Watts and Geoff Cook in the star-studded line up.

A great deal of excitement surrounds the debut appearance of the Junior Formula 500’s at Premier Speedway this weekend, with some familiar names set to make an appearance. ‘ Tyler Maggs, son of former Sprintcar racer Daryn and Grand Son of Jack, will join Chad Bell, son of Stephen Bell, Zoe Pearce daughter of Speedcar Ace Andy Pearce and Grand Daughter of Ian ‘The Fly’ Lewis as some of the familiar names in the 16 strong field!

With gates opening on Friday at 4pm and cars on track at 5pm, it is looking like being a great night of racing to round out the season.

The full list of entrants as at midday on Monday April 12 is as follows:

Sprintcars: A1 Brett Milburn V2 Domain Ramsay VA3 Kaidon Brown V4 Phil Lock V6 Cameron Waters D7 Matthew Reed V7 Paul Solomon VA10 Steven Loader V11 Grant Anderson VA11 Phil Micallef VA14 Chris Rodda V15 David Dennison V17 Dennis Jones V18 Sam Millar VA18 Mitchell Sutej V19 Sam Wren D21 Zac Farrer V21 Ben Micallef V29 Michael Tancredi N36 Eddie Lumbar VA37 Darryl Atkinson VA38 Steve McIntyre V39 Brett Smith VA42 Mark Noonan SA44 Daniel Evans V44 Tm Van Ginneken V46 Jordan Abbott N46 Stacey Galliford VA47 Ben Morrison VA49 Shaun Lyness V60 Jordyn Charge V70 John Vogels V71 Marcus Green V73 Charles Hunter V75 Mitchell Smith V83 Christopher Solomon V86 Justin Barton V88 Renae Eastham VA91 Daniel Scott VA96 Daniel Mayson VA98 Shane Steenholdt

Wingless Sprints:

V2 Travis Millar V4 Carly Walsh V5 Paul Drew VX5 Luke McCutcheon V6 Todd Hobson V10 Will Scott V14 Harry Ross VX14 Glenn Watts VX15 Greg Bishop V17 Andy Hibbert S20 Harley Alexander V23 Mathew Balcombe S23 Jack McCarthy Q26 Kerry Bright V33 Luke Storer V34 Shaun Farnsworth S35 Mitchell Broome V36 Ashley Cook V39 Tyler Benson VX41 Aaron Kennett VX43 Benjamin Kirby V43 Daniel Storer VX46 Michael McDonald VX50 Luke Weel V51 Jordan Nicholas VX59 Kyle Mayson V62 Trevor Bullock VX62 Kasey Garlick V67 Christopher Halesworth VX68 Kim-Loong Gosling V70 Aron Lawrence VX71 Rhys Buck V72 Tyson Bartlett V76 Kelvin Johnson VX76 Marc Waddington V77 Alex Ross V79 Clint McLaren S86 Kirby Hillyer VX88 Esther Thomson V95 Geoff Cook VX95 Ben Poliansky VX97 Blake Walsh

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through April 15

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 344; 2. Colby Stubblefield, Seago­ville, Texas, 225; 3. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 211; 4. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 206; 5. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 195; 6. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 194; 7. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 191; 8. Ryan Rocha, Hanford, Calif., 182; 9. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 170; 10. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 167; 11. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 165; 12. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 161; 13. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 159; 14. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 157; 15. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Wash., and Jeff Emerson, Millsap, Texas, both 152; 17. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, and Domenic Melair, Warrington, Pa., both 150; 19. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, and Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., both 147.

KMJ Performance State Standings

California – 1. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 194; 2. Ryan Rocha, Hanford, Calif., 182; 3. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 165; 4. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 157; 5. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Washington, 152; 6. Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., 134; 7. Kevin Barnes, Fresno, Calif., 132; 8. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 131; 9. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 122; 10. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 116.

Louisiana – 1. Christopher Townsend, Cleveland, Texas, 39; 2. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 37; 3. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 36; 4. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 34; 5. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 33; 6. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 29; 7. Randy Noble, Spring, Texas, 28; 8. Austin Smith, Tatum, Texas, 27.

New Jersey – 1. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 40; 2. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 39; 3. Domenic Melair, Warrington, Pa., 38; 4. Rory Janney, Estell Manor, N.J., 37; 5. Bryant Davis, Norwood, Pa., 36; 6. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 35; 7. Zackery Bealer, Lehighton, Pa., 34; 8. Cody West, Boyertown, Pa., 33; 9. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 32; 10. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 31.

North Carolina – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 78; 2. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., both 75; 4. Alysha Bay, Canandaigua, N.Y.,, and Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., both 68; 6. Jeremy Kornbau, Hermitage, Pa., 67; 7. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 66; 8. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 61; 9. Daniel Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 60; 10. Darryl Ruggles, Canandaigua, N.Y., 58.

Oklahoma – 1. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 170; 2. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 167; 3. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 143; 4. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 103; 5. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 100; 6. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 98; 7. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 85; 8. Jett Hays, New Fair­view, Texas, 80; 9. Derrick Gentilly, Carnegie, Okla., 76; 10. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 75.

Pennsylvania – 1. Mikell McGee, Doylesburg, Pa., 113; 2. Domenic Melair, Warrington, Pa., 112; 3. Doug­las Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 109; 4. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 107; 5. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 105; 6. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 104; 7. Christian Rumsey, Slate Hill, N.Y., 99; 8. Mike Melair, Warrington, Pa., 98; 9. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 95; 10. David Grube, York Haven, Pa., 92.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 344; 2. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 225; 3. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 195; 4. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 191; 5. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 159; 6. Jeff Emerson, Millsap, Texas, 152; 7. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 147; 8. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 143; 9. Joseph Kasper, Rowlett, Texas, 139; 10. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, and Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, both 137.

Virginia – 1. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 39; 2. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 38; 3. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 37; 4. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 36; 5. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 35; 6. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 34; 7. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 32; 8. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 31.

 

Mid-State Midget Nationals and Open Wheel
Showdown Next for POWRi Leagues

Belleville, IL. (04/15/2021) All eyes of the POWRi world turn to Missouri as back-to-back premier Show-Me-State events approach. First on Friday, April 23rd the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues, as well as the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League, head to Valley Speedway for the Mid-State Midget Nationals, then the next night Saturday, April 24th the POWRi Leagues will travel to Lucas Oil Speedway for the Annual Open Wheel Showdown.

Friday, April 23rd will feature the side-by-side, elbows-up racing Valley Speedway, in Grain Valley, Missouri has become known for, as the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League accompanies the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midgets Leagues into town for the fan-favorite Mid-State Midget Nationals.

Lucas Oil Speedway will then take center stage on Saturday, April 24th as The Diamond of the Dirt Tracks welcomes the Tenth Annual Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Open-Wheel Showdown. Exciting racing action in Wheatland Missouri will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues, the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League, as well as an ASCS Sooner and Warrior regional battle.

Friday, April 23rd at Valley Speedway Details:
Pits Open - All Day
Driver Registration - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Drivers Meeting - 5:30 PM
Engine Warming: 6:00
Hot Laps - 6:30 PM
Racing to Follow

Saturday, April 24th at Lucas Oil Speedway Details:
Pits Open - All Day
Driver Registration - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Drivers Meeting - 5:30 PM
Engine Warming: 6:00
Hot Laps - 6:30 PM
Racing to Follow

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Full speedway details such as points, driver profiles, and track data can be found online at www.valleyspeedway.com and www.lucasoilspeedway.com or on all social media platforms.

Other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2021, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Little Rock Nationals Postponed

Belleville, IL. (04/15/2021) Due to overnight rain showers and more forecasted precipitation POWRi and I-30 Speedway officials have decided to postpone the Little Rock Nationals event originally scheduled for Friday, April 16th, and Saturday, April 17th.

“It was a tough decision but the right one to postpone,” said Tracey Clay, owner of I-30 Speedway. Adding, “With the cooler temperatures and wet grounds here in Little Rock as well as more rainfall on the way, we didn’t want to have all the POWRi teams and fans come down without getting the full-show in”.

POWRi officials are currently working diligently with I-30 Speedway to reschedule the Little Rock Nationals for the 2021 racing season. Stay tuned to the POWRi website and social media updates for further information.

The Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues, as well as the POWRi Lucas Oil Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League, will next see racing action at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley Missouri on Friday, April 23rd with the Mid-MO State Midget Nationals followed by a trip to Lucas Oil Speedway’s Open Wheel Showdown on Saturday, April 24th in Wheatland Missouri.

Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Pallet Builder to Support Rich Vogler Classic at Winchester

The Pallet Builder has jumped on board as the presenting sponsor for USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series season opener on Sunday, May 9. The event will now be dubbed the Rich Vogler Classic Presented by The Pallet Builder.

Based in Winchester, IN, The Pallet Builder specializes in the production of pallets for businesses. They offer lumber cutting and pallet manufacturing solutions that can be customized according to one’s needs.

The company is owned by the Goodnight family, longtime members of the racing community around Central Indiana and in USAC. The opportunity to showcase The Pallet Builder to a national audience has the family looking forward to the Rich Vogler Classic.

“Our family business started in Winchester in 1986 and I graduated from Winchester High School, my sister graduated from Winchester High School,” said The Pallet Builder’s Matt Goodnight. “It’s most definitely my home track and our home base for our business. We’re really excited.”

Not only will they be sponsoring the event, Goodnight will also be taking part in the race as a driver. While he has competed at Winchester in a Super Late Model and a Winged Sprint Car, he will realize a dream come true on Sunday, May 9.

“It’s awesome because growing up in Winchester, I’ve always wanted to race in an USAC event at Winchester. That was the coolest thing that came to town when I was a young kid. USAC hasn’t been there in a long time and I haven’t gotten the opportunity to run a race there under the USAC banner. I’m excited to get to compete at my home track.”

“It’s a really good fit with the Goodnight’s racing in the Silver Crown Series and having a business close enough that can help the event out. We’re really happy they are helping our whole event team,” said Elite Racing Promotion’s Brady Bacon. “That was one of our goals. I live in Winchester and we wanted to get the community and local and regional businesses back involved.”

The 2021 version of the Rich Vogler Classic will celebrate open wheel racing’s rich history at the “World’s Fastest Half Mile” while paying homage to the legendary life and career of one of motorsport’s greatest talents, the late Rich Vogler. The afternoon 100-lap main event will showcase the beauty and blazing speed of the renowned Silver Crown machines while testing the bravery and skill of some of the world’s best drivers upon the fabled high banks of Winchester.

The event marks USAC’s first trip to Winchester since 2011, when the Sprint Cars came to town for the Rich Vogler Classic. It will also serve as the season opener for the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series.

Joining the USAC Silver Crown that afternoon will be the Midwest Old Timers Vintage Racing Club, featuring upwards of 40 vintage open-wheel cars. Fans will be able to witness the progression of the open-wheel machines through the decades.

Tickets for the Rich Vogler Classic are available online at winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.

For more information regarding the event, please visit the track’s website at winchesterspeedway.com. You can follow @FastestHalfMile on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to like the Winchester Speedway Facebook page. For additional info on the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series, go to usacracing.com. Facebook icon Instagram icon Twitter icon

 

 

Amantea Overcomes Early Wreck to Score Top-20 Finish at Port Royal

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 15, 2021) - Joey Amantea battled back with a damaged race car to qualify for the feature and move forward during Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Car action last Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.

"With the car being in the shape it was in, just getting into the A Main was an accomplishment in itself," he said. "My guys busted their tails and that says a lot about our drive and want to succeed. All things considering, I was pretty pleased."

Amantea began the night by starting on the outside of the front row in a heat race. He led the first four laps and was running comfortably in second when contact with a fellow competitor resulted in a crash. With the help of multiple other teams, Amantea and his team thrashed to get the car ready for the B Main. He earned the last transfer spot for the feature by finishing where he started - sixth.

"We had a lot of help, but we worked pretty hard just to get the car together to be able to get on the track," he said. "It wasn't pretty by any means, but we were able to get into the last transfer spot and tag the rear for the feature."

Amantea managed to power his bent race car forward six positions to finish 18th at the completion of the A Main. The top-20 run was his second of the season and was a result he was proud of after the work it took just to qualify.

"When you see 18th on the results page it's not going to look like much, but we worked our tails off for that top-20 finish," he said. "My guys just have no quit. We knew the car wasn't going to be right and we didn't have a ton of time to really work on it, so to come out there and pass six cars is something to be proud of."

Next up for Amantea is a trip to Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., to compete with the USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars on Friday. He enters the weekend currently tied for sixth in the championship standings and only trails fifth by 13 markers. He'll also make his first 600cc micro sprint start of the season on Saturday at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa.

"We're rolling out practically a brand new car for Bedford, so I'm looking forward to shaking it down and seeing how we stack up," he said. "I've never been there before, but I've heard a lot about how unique of a place it is. I'm coming in with an open mind and hoping for some positive results."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 10 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Heat race: 8 (2); B Main: 6 (6); Feature: 18 (24).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., with the USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars and Saturday at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Amantea Real Estate

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"I'm very happy to have an esteemed company like Amantea Real Estate back our team," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

Amantea would also like to thank JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, Hyper Racing, Jet Signs, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and Gilroy Northeast Inc. Excavating and Construction for their continued support.

 

 

Placerville Speedway on Tap for Kyle Offill and Country Builders Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: After enduring a tough tumble to start last Saturday’s feature event in Placerville, CA, Kyle Offill and the Country Builders Racing team have rebuilt and are ready to return to the ¼ mile bullring on Saturday night.

“Last Saturday was definitely disappointing,” Kyle Offill said. “We had a good night on Friday night, and Saturday things were going well until the accident, so I do have some confidence heading back to Placerville on Saturday night.”

After teaming up with Rod Tiner, Jr two weeks ago, Offill and company kicked their weekend off in Watsonville, CA last Friday night. Timing in fourth fastest in time trials amongst the 36 cars checked in.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, Offill would make his way into the Dash where a seventh-place finish put him in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event on what was a very slick and abrasive surface.

When the feature event rolled around, the surface would start taking rubber and Offill would find himself chasing it as he battled within the Top-10. Battling with the likes of Sean Becker and Colby Copeland, the Tracy, CA driver held his own as the rubber continued to go down.

Once in 11th, passing began to dwindle, as Offill would hang on to finish in the 11th position.

Traveling to Placerville Speedway last Saturday night, Offill would continue to gel with his new Crew Chief as he timed in 19th in time trials with 33 cars checked into the pits on this night.

Making a couple really nice moves in heat race action, a fourth-place finish transferred him into the feature event. That’s where the weekend went south.

When the feature event went green, contact down the backstretch sent Offill into the backstretch hillside resulting in a series of violent rollovers. While able to walk away, Offill’s weekend was over.

“I really have to commend all of the safety manufactures for their parts and equipment all doing their job,” Offill said. “It wasn’t an ideal situation, but unfortunately it is the ugly part of our spot. Luckily, we are able to try again on Saturday.

Kyle Offill would like to thank Country Builders, Ochoco West Lumber, Reliable Lumber, Boise Cascade, Inc., B rown and Miller, MAAS Brothers Powder Coating, Offill Family Farms, Tool Tech Construction Supply, HRP, FK Shocks, A.R.T. Enterprise, Hinchman Racewear, Maxim Chassis, and B. Scadden Design for their continued support.

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

ON TAP: Offill will return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

Skinner Displays Speed in Early Season Runs at Two Arkansas Tracks

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 15, 2021) - Marshall Skinner is hoping to get his racing misfortune behind him following a frustrating beginning to his 31st season of driving a sprint car.

The veteran driver has displayed speed in a pair of visits to Arkansas ovals early this season only to have it culminate in disappointing results.

"It's been a tough start to the year," he said. "My first night I had to start last in the B Main and the second night I had to pull in late in the race while running second in the A Main."

Skinner opened his season at his home track - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis - on April 3. He started seventh and crossed the finish line third in his heat race.

"I found out after the heat race that my transponder had fallen off, apparently during hot laps, so I was disqualified," he said. "So instead of starting in the third row of the A Main I had to start last in the B Main.

"I went from 14th to finish sixth in the B Main and was one lap from a transfer spot into the A Main. It was a 12-lap race, so I was pretty much passing a car every two laps on a one-lane track around the bottom, which isn't fun. I just ran out of laps."

Skinner then traveled to I-30 Speedway last Saturday. A charge from fifth to second in his heat race earned him the third starting spot in the night's main event.

"Howard Moore was leading and I was second," he said. "We were about half a track ahead of everyone else. Then with about four laps to go my fuel started leaking. It sprayed all over me and I had to pull in."

Skinner, who was credited with a 15th-place result, will regroup and plans to race this Saturday.

"I'm hoping to race at Jackson Motor Speedway (in Byram, Miss.) with the ASCS Mid-South Region as long as the weather allows," he said.

This season Skinner will race when his busy schedule allows.

"This is the busiest I've ever been, so I'm not sure how often I'll be able to race," he said. "I have a full-time job and a busy side job, plus my boys are racing go-karts. I'm kind of a one-man racing operation. We'll just see how things go."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 3 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: DQ (7); B Main: 6 (14).

April 10 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 15 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with the ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bell Helmets

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"Bell is the oldest helmet company in the U.S. and there's a reason they've been around for so long," Skinner said. "They make a great product. I want the best safety equipment for my boys and myself and that's why we use Bell Helmets."

Skinner would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing and Recovery, DHR Suspensions, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Bell Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, KDN Promotions, Deatherage Opticians, Custom Heat & Ar, Hedger Brothers Concrete, Quality Flooring and Cleaning and Commercial Equipment Co. for their continued support.

 

 

The Green Flag Will Waive at Tri-City Raceway Park this Sunday

(Franklin, PA April 15, 2021): On Sunday, April 19, Tri-City Raceway Park will roar into its second season of action under the leadership of Merle Black and his capable staff. Four action-packed divisions will take to the big half-mile located at 3430 State Route 417, just outside of Franklin. Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. and spectator gates will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps will preceed the first heat race, which is scheduled to take the green flag at 6 p.m.

"We want to run a fast-paced, entertaining show for the fans and competitors, so everybody can enjoy all the racing but still head home at a decent hour to get ready for work and school," Black said.

The headline class will be the powerful 410 Sprint Cars, presented by Shawgo Real Estate LLC. With offices in Franklin and Titusville, this long-time sponsor of Tri-City Raceway Park can serve your residential and commercial real estate needs throughout the region. "We are proud to welcome back Shawgo Real Estate as the title sponsor for our Sprint Cars," Black said. Jack Sodeman, Jr. will be on hand to defend his championship at the Venango County oval. But he will have plenty of competition from the likes of Brandon Spithaler, Carl Bowser, Brandon and Brent Matus, and many more. Also, Sunday will mark the much-anticipated return of Tri-City favorite Bob Felmlee who will be rejoining the 410 Sprint Car ranks after several years absence.

Krill Recycling LLC of Fenelton will join the roster as the sponsor for the 358 Modified division. The 358 Modifieds were highly competitive in 2020, and Kyle Fink emerged as the season champion. He will be back to defend his crown, but watch for those New York invaders! Greg Martin and Erick Rudolph are just a pair of Empire State racers who crossed the border to snatch victories from Tom Holden, Lonnie Riggs, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Kevin Hoffman, Kevin Green, and others.

The Pro Stocks will be back on the docket for regular action at Tri-City Raceway Park. The Pro Stocks made cameo appearances at the track in 2020, but a banner field is expected now that the full-fendered cars will be a weekly attraction. Popular drivers like Jackson Humanic, Curtis J. Bish, Rod Laskey, Randy Wyant, Josh Seippel, Bobby Whitling, and Andy Buckley are just a few of the veterans who will compete under the banner of Hovis Auto and Truck Supply.

And, let's not forget the Mini Stocks! Dillon Speer was named the 4 Your Car Connection champion in 2020, and he will be out to grab another title. His cousin, Dalton, will look to upset him. "There were plenty of thrills and spills in the Mini Stocks," Black said, "and we encourage everybody to watch this class, which features many novice drivers learning the craft of dirt track racing along with some wily veterans ready to teach the lessons."

Ticket prices for the opening event of the 2021 season will be just $15 for adults (ages 16-62). Seniors (age 62 and up) will receive a $2 discount. Students (ages 11-16) will be admitted for $10. Children (age 10 and under) will be free of charge. A Family Pass will be available for $45, which will admit two adults and two students. A Pit Pass, which will enable you to get up close and personal with the racers, will be just $30.

 

 

HENES SET TO DEFEND MSR MAXIMA RACING OILS MIDWEST LIGHTS TITLE

April 14, 2021 – Holly, Michigan – When the Must See Racing Maxima Racing Oils Midwest Lights Series kicks off its season Saturday night, the competition will be gunning for defending champion JJ Henes.

The series kicks off its 2021 season at Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio Saturday night. The 17-year-old third generation driver will have his sights on defending his title. But even Henes knows he will have his work cut out for him. Henes, who calls LaGrange, Ohio home, narrowly won the title last year. It came down to the final race and Henes claimed the title by a mere 2 points over Dylan Watson.

The teenager has a busy season in store for him. In addition to the Must See Racing Maxima Racing Oils Midwest Lights Series, Henes plans to race select MSR 410 and Midwest Supermodified Series events. To say he will be busy is an understatement.

“We’ll be running the Crate car full-time, hit a few 410 shows, and run the Super a little bit” states Henes. Asked if there is a notable difference between the three cars Henes explains. “The Crate and 410 are similar but the 410 is a little faster. The Super is completely different. With the Crate car if you get a little loose its fine and you just drive out of it. You definitely don’t wanna get loose with the Super”.
When asked what it feels like to be the defending champion of a recognizable touring series, Henes shared his thoughts. ”It feels pretty good, especially going into a new season. Being the champion last year should surely propel us the first race or so”.

Henes also explained winning last years championship was a big deal to him and his team. The chase was so tight that his father Jon was calculating and updating the points chase as the night went along. ”I was behind Dylan (Watson) going into the final night. I remember I finished second in the feature. We were on the front straight and my Dad did the math, but he did it wrong. He said we lost by 2 points. Afterwards someone came and said we actually won. That was a pretty good feeling. I’d definitely say this has been the highlight of my career so far”.

The defending champion will face a stout line-up this weekend that includes a handful of drivers from the MSR 410 series that includes Charlie Shultz and Jacob Dolinar among many others.

For more info on the Must See Racing Maxima Racing Oils Midwest Lights Series log onto www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Tickets on Sale for World of Outlaws return to Granite City Motor Park

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. — April 14, 2021 — Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series return to Granite City Motor Park in Sauk Rapids, Minn., on Saturday, June 5 and can be purchased online at www.SLSPromotions.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series last visited Granite City Motor Park (formerly Granite City Speedway) in 2019, with two-time and defending series champion Brad Sweet picking up his first win at the track. Sweet, who is chasing his third straight Outlaws title, is the current series point leader and has a series leading five win in 13 starts in 2021.

Donny Schatz, the 10-time Outlaws champion has two wins at the track in his career, picking up the inaugural series win at the three-eighths-mile in 2015 and following that up with another trip to victory lane in 2016.

Another strong roster of drivers is on the road with the Outlaws this season, including Sheldon Haudenschild, who is currently second in points as well David Gravel, who joined the Minnesota-based Big Game Motorsports team this season and rides third in the current standings.

Carson Macedo, who has two wins already this season aboard the Jason Johnson Racing No. 41 is fourth in points, with Logan Schuchart, who also has a victory, in fifth.

Aaron Reutzel, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, has one win thus far in 2021 and is sixth in the standings, followed by Schatz, Kraig Kinser, fellow rookie Brock Zearfoss and Jason Sides.

Jacob Allen, who scored his long-awaited first-career Outlaws win 2020, is back on the tour again this season, along with Wayne Johnson and Mason Daniel, who are both in their sophomore seasons with the series.

James McFadden, who has a win this season, aboard the No. 9 for Kasey Kahne Racing, is also a rookie contender, along with Parker Price-Miller.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series return to Granite City Motor Park in Minnesota on Saturday, June 5 can be purchased online at www.SLSPromotions.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

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Nienhiser Battles World of Outlaws at Tri-State Speedway Before USAC Schedule Ramps Up

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing back in a winged car for the first time since October, Paul Nienhiser and KO Motorsports were in action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN to battle the World of Outlaws on Saturday night.

“It was the first time I have been back in a winged car since last Fall, and on top of that Haubstadt, IN has not been one of my stronger tracks over the years, so I really didn’t know what to expect,” Paul Nienhiser said. “The KO Motorsports guys really put a great car under me, and I felt really good all night long.”

After turning in some very impressive times in warmups, Nienhiser’s qualifying game plan didn’t go as planned as he ended up 16th fastest in his group aboard the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Peterbilt/Hutson John Deere backed No. 5k.

Lining up eight in his heat race, the Chapin, IL driver would actually feel very sporty under racing conditions as he was able to jump into sixth and battle for the fifth and final transfer position. Unable to secure the final transfer, Nienhiser would move into the Last Chance Showdown where he would grid the field from the third position.

In LCS action, Nienhiser was able to work both the high and low grooves as he battled with the likes of World of Outlaws regulars, Donny Schatz and Brock Zearfoss. Able to finish second, Nienhiser would move into the feature event, though he would take the green flag from the 23rd starting position.

From the back of the pack, Nienhiser was able to put together a nice little charge in the early goings of the 40-lap affair on the Indiana bullring. Able to get up to 14th, Nienhiser would find himself racing with teammate, Chase Stockon.

Getting a little sideways as he tried to move forward, Nienhiser would notice his water temp was spiking, and he made the decision to call it a night on the 30th lap.

“Aside from time trials, it was a pretty decent night for this team,” Nienhiser said. “It felt great to pass some really good cars and have some really good speed. Another good night with KO Motorsports, and I have to give a big thanks to them for the ride against ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’.”

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

2021 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Nienhiser will now shift back into USAC mode as he is set for three nights of action this week. Friday night the series invades Bloomington Speedway, Saturday night Tri State Speedway, and on Sunday night Paragon Speedway.

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

 

 

Henderson and Sandvig Hoping to Cash in at Knoxville Raceway in 2021

Inside Line Promotions - SPENCER, Iowa (April 14, 2021) - Following an early season trip to Central Pennsylvania three weeks ago, Justin Henderson and car owner Mike Sandvig are shifting gears toward the middle of the country as they are set to take part in the Knoxville Raceway season opener this Saturday.

The event will serve as the beginning of a 15-race weekly schedule at the famed race track in Knoxville, Iowa, where Henderson and Sandvig will again be regulars in search of their first track championship.

"I feel like we have a really good idea of where we are at as a team and hopefully we can kind of jump right into things and be fast," Henderson said. "We've seen glimpses of knowing how good we can be and this year it's about consistency and running up front as much as possible."

Henderson and Sandvig are coming off a season that saw the duo pick up their first victory together at Knoxville Raceway. They also finished seventh in the championship standings in a season that was shortened because of COVID-19. Henderson believes the team is ready to take the next step in being championship contenders.

"I've never won a championship at Knoxville and I know it's on Mike's list as an owner to accomplish," he said. "Mike gives me so much as an owner and I want so badly to do well for him. Of course the goal is to win races and if we can do that the points deal will take care of itself."

Knoxville Raceway has raised its point fund to a track record $114,000 to the drivers and teams with the champion owner and driver receiving $10,000. As an added bonus, six of the 15 events will pay $5,000 to win.

Henderson appreciates the track upping the ante for the drivers after a difficult season and he is hoping to be able to cash in on the added incentives for himself and Sandvig.

"Knoxville is always trying their hardest to support us as racers and teams and that never goes unnoticed to us," he said. "They are always coming around and handing out tear-offs, giving out tires throughout the year and the facilities are almost unmatched for our sport.

"Now they are upping the purse and supporting the teams in that way, too. We love supporting Knoxville Raceway and it makes it really easy to feel good about that decision when they are putting in that kind of effort."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henderson_racin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/90850346221/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Morton Buildings

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"We've had a relationship with Morton Buildings for more than four years and they've really grown in the racing scene," Sandvig said. "We're thrilled to have such a reputable sponsor as part of our team."

Sandvig would also like to thank Eszlinger Electric, Mamma's Pizza of Wellsville, Emory Transmission, DeBerg Flooring, R2 Enterprise, GRP Motorsports, Winters Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, BK Racing TI Components, SBS FK Shocks, Wings Unlimited, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Rider Racing Engines, Hinchman Racewear, Heartland Kitchen Solutions, Triple X Race Co., Boji Custom Metal Works and Simpson Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Boulton Captures Top-Five Result During First 360 Sprint Car Start at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 14, 2021) - Tucker Boulton earned his first career top-five finish behind the wheel of a 360ci winged sprint car in only his second start last Saturday.

Boulton hustled from 13th to fifth at I-30 Speedway, where he only had limited laps in 305ci sprint car competition prior to last weekend.

"It was great," he said. "We went in and the car felt really good in hot laps. We didn't do as well as we wanted to in the heat race. We ended up finishing where we started - fifth.

"I told my crew guy Ricky that we're leaving tonight with a top-five finish. We had a really strong race car. I got frustrated from the heat race because my helmet fogged up. I wanted to make a statement in the feature and that's what we did."

Boulton was efficient utilizing the bottom groove around the quarter-mile oval.

"I took my time," he said. "I was watching some guys rip the top and hit the holes and slide off the track. I was passing cars on the bottom and was really fast. I just stayed down there and we were the fastest on the bottom."

The performance gives Boulton added confidence entering his first 305 winged sprint car race of the season this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

"We're going into this weekend with a new car I haven't ran before," he said. "It will be nice to be on our home track to try it. Confidence is definitely there so hopefully everything goes as well as it did last weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 10 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 5 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BoultonMotorspt

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Aloha Pools & Spas

Aloha Pools & Spas, which is located in Rossville, Tenn., creates and builds custom pools. For more information, visit https://alohaofmemphis.com/.

"Eric Wylie of Aloha Pools has been a big supporter of our race team and has developed into a great family friend," Boulton said. "We're grateful for his support."

Boulton would also like to thank Henderson Recovery, NAPA Auto Parts in Millington, Tenn., DHR Suspension, Simpson Race Products, R.E. Enterprises, Transforming Bodies & Minds and Jacqueline Savoy Photography for their continued support.

 

 

New book brings history of
Plymouth Dirt Track Racing to life

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) April 14, 2021 – Boasting a rich, colorful and sometimes even controversial history, the sport of dirt track racing is ripe for remembering fondly and treasuring thoroughly.

Drawing off the close competition, big personalities and heated rivalries that have formed the firm foundation the grassroots sport of dirt track racing, a new book titled “70 Years of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing – Covering the 1950 through 2020 Seasons” traces all the twists and turns of every season of racing action to date at the Sheboygan County Fairgroundsdirt track facility in Plymouth, Wis.

Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Racing Historian Dennis Darovich of Sheboygan, Wis. and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Historian George Baumann of Waupun, Wis. have teamed up to chronicle all of the vivid details through a season-by-season account, which features a total of 183photos, 140 of which appear in color.

Additional highlights of the 246-page full-color book, published by Pedal Down Promotionsof Manitowoc, Wis., include a chapter devoted to women in racing, final point standings for each season between 1950 to 2020, driver photograph identification pages and human interest stories.

“This book provides the definitive Plymouth dirt track racing history,” Darovich said. “It covers all of the years from 1950 and 2020, which makes it very comprehensive for anyone that has an interest in the history Plymouth track from way back in the beginning years all the way up until the 2020 season. It will be available at the track for purchase throughout the 2021 season. It is a must have for any stock car racing enthusiast.”

Plymouth Dirt Track Racing has thrown their full support behind the “70 Years of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing – Covering the 1950 through 2020 Seasons” book project with additional backing coming from Vintage Modified Stock Car, Partners in Success Networking Group, the family of Tom “T.J.” Ott and Klips & Tips of Plymouth.

“George and Dennis have done an excellent job of covering the
history of racing in Plymouth,” Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Marketing and Promotions Director Bill Weinaug said. “I believe the fans will also enjoy the
pictorial history as well.”

In addition to being on sale for $25 during 2021 racing events at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis., “70 Years of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing – Covering the 1950 through 2020 Seasons” is also available in e-book and paperback formats on barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com. Premium color paperback editions of the book are available for purchase exclusively on amazon.com.

Additional information on Plymouth Dirt Track Racing and the upcoming 2021 PDTR racing season can be found at www.plymouthdtr.com.

For more information, contact Pedal Down Promotions via email at pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, by phone at 920-323-7970 or by visiting www.pedaldownpromo.com.

 

 

Buzz Continues to Build for THE SHOWDOWN at Huset's Speedway and Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (April 14, 2021) - THE SHOWDOWN is shaping up to be one of the can't-miss events of the summer.

Huset's Speedway and Jackson Motorplex are combining for a spectacular week of action featuring three nights of sprint car competition at each dirt track. THE SHOWDOWN begins on Sunday, June 20, with the $6,000-to-win Chuck Zitterich Tribute at Huset's Speedway. The high-banked track then welcomes the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on June 21-22 for the Huset's 50, which pays $30,000 to win the finale.

Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the World of Outlaws June 24-26 during the AGCO Jackson Nationals. That event finale pays $50,000 to win. Additionally, a stout $100,000 bonus is up for grabs to any driver who claims both finales, making that driver $180,000 richer.

All five World of Outlaws nights will pay at least $10,000 to win and $1,000 to start.

That is certainly going to draw some of the nation's top competitors to the Upper Midwest to challenge the World of Outlaws, which is having an incredible battle this season.

Defending series champion Brad Sweet is the current points leader with Sheldon Haudenschild and David Gravel within 100 points. Carson Macedo, Logan Schuchart, Aaron Reutzel and Donny Schatz are all within 184 points of Sweet.

Three of those drivers have been victorious during World of Outlaws races at the AGCO Jackson Nationals. Sweet captured the crown in 2017 and in 2019. Schatz won in 2018 and Schuchart picked up the victory last year.

Additionally, Haudenschild and Kyle Larson scored World of Outlaws wins at Huset's Speedway last year.

Those are only a few of the names on the loaded list of drivers who will tackle THE SHOWDOWN.

Individual nightly tickets and packages for each track are available with the best savings being a five-day ticket. Ticket links are up at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com or http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com . Click on the "Buy Tickets" tab in the upper right of either website to be directed to where tickets can be purchased.

Additionally, race teams need to pre-register for THE SHOWDOWN by visiting either race track's website at http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com or http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com . There is no charge if teams pre-register prior to June 1. The complete payout throughout THE SHOWDOWN is listed on both websites.

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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

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

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

ELDORA’S 2021 SCHEDULE DOUBLES DOWN FOR FANS RETURN
CALENDAR INCLUDES TWO DIRT LATE MODEL DREAMS, TWO KINGS ROYALS & TWO WORLD 100s!

ROSSBURG, Ohio (April 13, 2021) – In one of the most-anticipated announcements in its 68-year history, Eldora Speedway officials today revealed the 2021 schedule of events, and – most importantly – the return of fans to the grandstands for the first-time in 20 months.

The 24-night slate kicks off May 7 and 8 with the #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader Weekend showcasing both the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and the USAC AMSOIL National Sprints Cars.

Fans may think they are seeing double for much of the season as Eldora confirmed three of its marquee event weeks will feature first the event originally planned for 2021 and then the event rescheduled from 2020.

The 27th Dirt Late Model Dream will pay $127,000-to-win on Thursday, June 10 and the 26th Dirt Late Model Dream will post $126,000-to-win on Saturday, June 12.

Sprint Car racing’s royalty will battle for the 38th Kings Royal’s crown and $175,000 payday on Thursday, July 15 and the 37th Kings Royal posts another $175,000 loot on Saturday, July 17.

The first week after Labor Day sees Dirt Late Model drivers and fans make an annual pilgrimage to Ohio, and for that week Eldora becomes home. The site of the sport’s most-coveted triumph, the year 2021 offers an opportunity unlike any other with two opportunities at victory.

The first comes Thursday, September 8, when the 51st World 100 offers up a rare chance at the famed globe trophy, $54,000-to-win, and a historic marker place in the record books.

Already revered for its electrifying atmosphere, the excitement at Eldora during World 100 week is sure to be at a feverish pitch, as fans and drivers alike turn their attention to Saturday night. It’s the golden anniversary of The Biggest Dirt Race in The World™, the night they will have been anticipating for 736 days, and on Saturday, September 11 it will finally take place – the 50th World 100.

In addition to the marquee events, the 2021 season is dotted with a collection of new and fan favorite events.

The Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) on Saturday, June 26, a throwback to the International Race of Champions, showcases 12 world-class racers from wide-ranging backgrounds competing in identically prepared stock cars overseen by legendary crew chief, Ray Evernham. The event will be broadcast live on CBS.

The SRX driver lineup for Eldora includes Tony Stewart, Willy T. Ribbs, Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan, Paul Tracy, Bobby Labonte, Bill Elliott, Marco Andretti, Michael Waltrip, Ernie Francis, Jr., Scott Speed, and Kody Swanson. A full program for the USAC Silver Crown Series is also on tap.

Local DIRTcar Late Model drivers, UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stocks will again be showcased on the Sunday night of Memorial Day Weekend in the Johnny Appleseed Classic presented by Miller Lite and the Sunday night of Labor Day Weekend in the 13th Baltes Classic by Coors Light. The three divisions will first take to Eldora’s high-banks on Saturday, May 15 in the “$5,000-to-win Lidlifter.”

The two $10 Family FIREWORKS Nights by Casey’s General Stores return to their traditional May and August weekends. In addition to the UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stocks, the K&L Ready Mix NRA 360 Sprints will join the card on Saturday, May 22. A new special national event for compact cars, sanctioned by the Vores Compact Touring Series, will be part of the Saturday, August 7 show.

Eldora’s season will conclude on September 24 and 25 with the 39th running of the 4-Crown Nationals Weekend. Friday night’s ‘BeFour The Crowns Showdown’ will include full racing programs for the World of Outlaws and USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget Championship plus qualifying for the USAC Silver Crown Series. As is tradition, Saturday’s ‘4-Crown Nationals’ will feature full-programs for the USAC National Midget, National Sprint Car, and Silver Crown divisions plus the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

Eldora’s broadcast partners for the 2021 season include FloRacing, DIRTVision, and CBS. The 2021 schedule is posted in its entirety at www.EldoraSpeedway.com

TICKETING & CAMPING UPDATE:
The State of Ohio and Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) issued an amended and simplified order last week. It included welcome new ‘’common sense” guidance for outdoor events and large gatherings: practice social distancing at the event; wear a mask when not in your seat or at your campsite; wear a mask when you’re in a building or can’t social distance; limit your interaction with people you don’t know; and urged getting vaccinated against COVID-19 (if you choose).

Applying the parameters of the amended guidance to the entirety of Eldora’s current reserved seating, general admission areas, and grass hillsides, Eldora officials believe they can achieve a capacity close to 30% for the May events on a reserved seat basis.

Governor DeWine has committed to lift all statewide health orders when/if the state’s number of COVID-19 cases drops to 50 per 100,000 (over a two-week period). The Eldora team joins our fans and racers in doing everything we can to get back to 100% capacity as soon as possible.

 

 

Busy early season marches on at Placerville Speedway this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – April 13, 2021…Championship dirt track racing returns to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds located Placerville Speedway this Saturday night, with another four-division program ready to be presented with fans in the stands once again.

Tickets for the show went on sale Monday and will be available at www.placervillespeedway.com until the maximum number sold is reached due to continued capacity limitations. Pit passes are also available to watch from the hill and can be purchased ahead of time via the Pit Pay Mobile Pit Pass App.

The Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars make their third appearance of the season on Saturday. Aromas, CA throttle-masher Justin Sanders has been the man to beat each of the last two weeks, after running his overall season win total up to seven last week. Sanders and car owner Dale Miller have proven to be one of the top combinations in California since hooking up in 2018.

Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick won the SCCT opener back on March 27th and is fresh off a runner up effort last week. He, along with younger brother Blake have been common sights towards the front of the field in 2021. Andy Forsberg, Justyn Cox, Chase Majdic, Andy Gregg, Joey Ancona, Joel Myers, Shane Hopkins and Jodie Robinson will be among the many looking to place their name towards the front of the field.

The Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars have been ultra-competitive thus far and another stout field of Winged Warriors are expected to tackle the red clay.

The Pure Stocks will also make their third start of the season on Saturday and have featured some tremendous action the last two weeks. Oakley’s Nick Baldwin claimed an absolute thriller last time out after coming home a close second during the opener one week prior. Kevin Jinkerson won on opening night and backed it up with a fourth-place effort last Saturday. Other drivers looking to find victory lane this weekend will include Ryan Peter, Jason Palmer, Dan Jinkerson, Oroville Owens, Ken Bernstein and more.

The Mini Trucks and BCRA Lightning Sprints each make their second appearance of the season this weekend. Youngster Wyatt Lakin captured the Mini Truck opener over Howard Miller, Mike Miller, Thomas Jenson and Tom Stanwood. So-Cal racer Eric Greco Jr. was the winner of the BCRA Lightning Sprint feature back on March 27th. He snagged the victory over Craig Holsted, Dakota Albright, Greg Dennett and Harlee Aguilera.

The track point standings are updated and can be viewed at https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1868/points

The pit gate will open at noon this Saturday, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered from 4-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. The pit meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Join over 14,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2021 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday April 17: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Lightning Sprints
Saturday April 24: Tri-State Pro Stock Series, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks | Tilford Tribute
Friday May 7: IMCA Dirt Modifieds and IMCA Sport Mods | California IMCA Speedweek
Saturday May 8: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Lightning Sprints | Mother’s Day Madness

 

 

BRODY ROA GETS THIRD PLACE FINISH IN USAC WEST COAST SERIES SPRINT CAR RACE AT HANFORD – KERN COUNTY RACEWAY PARK AND TULARE THIS WEEK

(Cypress, CA, April 13, 2021) Fresh off a third-place finish last Saturday night in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series season opener at Keller Auto Speedway, Brody Roa will be back in action this Friday and Saturday, April 16th, and 17th, on The Dirt Track At Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield and the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

Last week was the first time since last September that Roa piloted the gorgeous May Motorsports #8M car, and the driver and car performed well. Of the 18-cars on hand, the Garden Grove, California veteran turned in the third fastest time in qualifying with a lap of 16.504. He followed that up with a knockout performance in his eight-lap heat race. Starting on the outside of the back row, he rocketed into the lead in turn one on the third circuit. >From that point on, he drove away from the field to win by nearly a full straightaway.

For the main event, Roa started on the inside of the third row. In the early going as the field was sorting itself out, the 2017 series champ slipped back to sixth. However, by the fourth go around he had progressed forward to third. In a highly competitive outing, he see-sawed between third and fourth before securing third for good on lap 16 and staying there for the duration.

In addition to racing in the USAC West Coast Series, the BR Performance team slapped a wing on top of the famous #91R so Roa could contest his first winged sprint car race in the tough Kings of Thunder 410 Series. While there was no qualifying, in hot laps he was 17th fastest out of the 26-cars on hand with a time of 15.136. He started seventh in his first heat and finished ninth. In his second heat he ended up seventh. He started 25th in the 30-lap main event, kept his nose clean, got all his laps in and finished 22nd. While it was his first ever winged race, it will certainly not be his last.

This Friday’s event at KCRP will be an open 360 show. Saturday’s race will be back in the USAC West Coast Series, and Roa will come into that night second in the championship standings, only six-points behind the current leader.

For fans looking to take in this Friday’s action at Kern County Raceway, the track is located adjacent to Interstate 5 at 13500 Raceway Boulevard in Bakersfield (93311). Spectator gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with racing starting at 7:45. The track phone number is (661) 835-1264 and the website link is https://www.kernraceway.com/ The following the action swings to the Thunderbowl Raceway. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00. The Thunderbowl is on the Tulare County Fairgrounds at 620 South K Street in Tulare (93274). The office phone is (556) 658-0909 and the website is available at the following link https://www.thunderbowlraceway.com/

Roa and the team would like to thank the following for being part of the #91R’s 2021 campaign. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Competition Suspension, Sander Engineering, Biker Bruce Fisher, Inland Rigging, The Golden Vibe Boutique, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Baldwin Filters and Jambo BBQ Pits. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to Fastenal, Coopers Propane, Total Lubricants, Marina Pools, TJM Oilfield Distribution, Certex, and Biker Bruce for sponsoring the #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition throughout the year, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information at the top of this release. You can also contact him if you would like to put him in your car in a USAC National Series race when his west coast schedule permits.

To view Roa’s online portfolio and learn more about the team, please click on the following link https://www.teamwithbrody.com/. Fans can also check out the team website at https://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/. To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

2021 Results

3-12 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

3-13 Kern County Raceway Park USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-10 Keller Auto Speedway King Of The Wing Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

 

 

Deuces Wild for Justin Sanders at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: While Justin Sanders’ early season Ocean Speedway winning streak came to an end on Friday night, the Aromas, CA pilot still have a very strong showing as he picked up a second-place finish at his home track.

“We honestly haven’t been great yet as we continue to play with things, but to end up with another top finish is pretty cool,” Justin Sanders said. “We are definitely learning some things that work and some things that don’t, so it was still a productive night.”

With 36 cars on hand Sanders timed the North County Plastering/Andy’s Construction/Roadside 24hr Service backed entry in second fastest in time trials before racing to a second-place finish in heat race competition.

Moving into the Dash, Sanders would finish sixth on the extremely slick surface and it would line him up in the third row for the 30-lap feature event.

With the surface still extremely slick and turning abrasive, Sanders made some quick moves to work his way up into a battle for the lead. Jumping into the Top-Three by the seventh lap, Sanders would overtake the second position just before the halfway point.

Once in second, Sanders would chase after Bud Kaeding but with rubber going down on the speedway getting to Kaeding and getting by Kaeding two completely different tasks.

Able to apply pressure to Kaeding, Sanders would be unable to make a move by him and would settle for second at the line.

“Bud has been really good down there this year, so he is definitely making us work hard to get our car better,” Sanders added. “It has been a fun year thus far, and I hope we can keep it going in all of our cars.”

Justin and his team would like to thank North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, Roadside 24hr Service, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2021.

ON TAP: Sanders is slated to return to action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway, and Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins-7, Top 5’s-8, Top-10’s-8

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

 

 

OCRS Event Added to RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Weekend Schedule

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 13, 2021) - An Oil Capital Racing Series event this Friday has been added to the RacinBoys Broadcasting Network slate for live video streaming.

Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Okla., hosts its first of three OCRS races this year. Casey Wills enters the event on Friday with a 64-point lead in the championship standings over Zach Chappell with Danny Wood only 83 points out of the top spot.

RacinBoys All Access subscribers will be able to view the event along with a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race, a USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association show and an ASCS Sooner Region event this weekend.

Saturday will be a busy night showcasing the ASCS National Tour event at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D. It marks the first time the series has visited the dirt oval since its debut in July 2016 when Blake Hahn captured the feature victory.

Additionally, Saturday will be the season opener for the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association as the series visits Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Neb. It will be the only race in Nebraska for the series this season.

The ASCS Sooner Region invades Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Sunday for the first of five visits this year. Dylan Westbrook leads the championship standings entering the race after splitting the season-opening doubleheader with Ryan Timms.

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

In other news, RacinBoys plans on being available via several streaming options this spring. Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Android TV will all offer a RacinBoys app in the coming months.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Phillips Posts Heat Race Victory and Career-Best Finish During Sprint Car Race at Creek County Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (April 13, 2021) - Elizabeth Phillips produced her first career sprint car heat race win as well as a career-best feature result last Saturday at Creek County Speedway.

"We originally planned on going to Lawton Speedway, but with all the rain we weren't sure how much they got and it didn't rain very much or at all at Creek County so we decided to run there," she said. "I had Danny Smith, Kyle Clark, most of the top 305 and two-barrel guys in my heat race. I got a really good start and I led all the laps to come home with my first heat race win. That was super exciting and a big confidence booster with that being my fourth race."

Phillips lined up on the inside of the second row for the main event and used the feature as an opportunity to continue to learn behind the wheel of a sprint car. Phillips' 12th-place result was the best of her short sprint car career.

"We improved our finish from the last time we were there and it wasn't terrible for not having very many laps in a sprint car," she said. "I'm starting to feel more comfortable with what the car will do and how far I can push it. I think that helped me win the heat race. Trusting the car was a big deal. I'm learning how far I can push it."

Phillips will return to Winged Outlaw micro sprint competition this Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., when the dirt oval hosts the Little Rock Nationals with the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micro Sprints.

She enters the event with one POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micro Sprints feature start this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 10 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 12 (3).

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Little Rock Nationals with the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Micro Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://elizabethphillipsracing.company.site/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/racing_08e

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Elizabeth-Phillips-Racing-1724391797775015/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabeth.phillips08e/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rustic Cuff

Rustic Cuff was created in the summer of 2011 by Jill Donovan. Jill's lifelong obsession with cuffs and a need for a creative outlet turned into so much more. With her days filled with young children and her evenings filled with teaching Law at the University of Tulsa, Jill began teaching herself all aspects of leather making and metal design in her guest bedroom in the middle of the night. Jill's passion for quality and unique design helped Rustic Cuff to expand from a basic leather cuff line into an entire collection including exotic skins, original designs, and various types of metals. For more information, visit http://www.RusticCuff.com.

"Rustic Cuff makes custom bracelets and necklaces, sports bracelets and more, and we're working on a line specific to racing," Phillips said. "Jill's oldest daughter, Ireland, and I have been friends since we were little kids. They've sponsored me for the past eight years and I'm grateful to have them on our side."

Phillips would also like to thank RibCrib, Classic Chevrolet Owasso, Tulsa Sod & Mulch, Best Graphics, Hitch It, Fieldhouse Gear, Sharp Advantage, Eaton Industrial Coatings, Simpson Race Products, Speed Shack, Car & Fleet and Marshall Chiropractic for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Produces Fourth-Place Finish During Roth Motorsports Debut

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (April 13, 2021) - Trey Starks was impressive behind the wheel of a Roth Motorsports sprint car last Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway, which featured the Dave Helm 410 Winged Sprintcar Classic.

Starks earned a top-five finish during his first-ever race with Roth Motorsports at a track where he hadn't raced since October 2012.

"I didn't really have any expectations," he said. "I just wanted to have fun and see how we could do. I think we did pretty well. We ran second most of the race. We gave up second with five laps to go and then on the last lap I got over the cushion so we lost third. All in all I think we ran pretty good since I hadn't raced with them before or been in a car for a few months."

Starks took advantage of a good pill draw by winning his first heat race before a charge from ninth to fifth place in his second heat race locked him into the dash. Starks advanced a position to finish second in the dash, giving him the outside front row starting position for the main event.

"We got to draw the front row of the first heat," he said. "We got in the lead right away and led the whole way. In the second heat we got a couple of spots on the start. I got another spot on a late-race restart, which ultimately put us into the dash draw. Then I felt really, really good in the dash. I was optimistic heading into the feature."

Starks hit the bottom groove perfectly in turns one and two on the start of the feature and slid into the lead. He rode the top groove through turns three and four while maintaining the top spot, but a caution came out. It was a complete restart and this time the polesitter took the line Starks used.

"It's hard to say what would happen if that initial start went through," he said. "D.J. (Netto) was really good and he got through traffic good, but we would have had clean air and I would have been more comfortable."

Starks ran third during the middle portion of the race before advancing into second place when a driver spun out. Starks held onto the runner-up position until the closing laps when two drivers got by on the bottom in traffic.

"The last couple of laps I tried to drive it too hard and got over the cushion a couple of times," he said. "I think that cost us too much time. Looking back I should have tried to move around more. I committed to the top too much."

The fourth-place finish was a success given that Starks was making his debut with a new car and it was also his first race since Nov. 7 of last year.

"A car of that caliber is every driver's dream to drive," he said. "I think our results were decent and we had good speed throughout the night. There are things that if I got to drive it more that we might change to fit how I drive, but all in all it was an enjoyable weekend for me. I'd love to do it again. I want to say thank you to Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd and Brent Ventura, and the entire Roth Motorsports team for the opportunity."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 10 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Heat race #1: 1 (1); Heat race #2: 5 (9); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 4 (2).

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Hill Eager for Debut at Park Jefferson International Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (April 13, 2021) - Alex Hill is looking forward to returning to the track this weekend after losing another race to weather last weekend.

The Hill's Racing Team driver plans to compete this Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Inclement weather canceled a race in Louisiana last weekend and cold temperatures has canceled a show in Iowa this Friday.

"I'm anxious to get back on the track," Hill said. "We've raced a lot less this year so far than we usually have in past years. I know some of the other drivers have been able to race more, but we've only been able to race two weekends this year. It's a bit of a disadvantage for us and we really need time on the track."

Hill not only misses the competition, but track time is particularly important for her this year with learning to drive a new car.

"About the biggest drawback of not racing much this year has been that I haven't had much time to get real comfortable with my new car," she said. "It drives quite a bit different than my old one. It's touchier, which takes some getting used to. It felt better the last time I raced at Lake Ozark, but I still need more laps in it to feel better.

"We also had a longer offseason than normal. I'm just hoping that the weather will start cooperating and we can get back into our regular routine of racing about every weekend."

While Hill is now in her fifth year of traveling full time with the ASCS National Tour, she'll once again face the challenge of competing at tracks for the first time with Saturday being her first-ever visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway. New tracks present a challenge to a driver who only gets a few hot laps of experience before competition begins against other drivers who may have previous laps on the unique surface.

"I enjoy visiting new places and racing at new tracks," she said. "But they can be difficult to be competitive at when you don't have any experience there. My crew chief, Daryl, can usually set the car up pretty well. But every track is different and it's tough to be fast right away."

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Creative Edge Signs and Graphics

Located in Kitchener, Ontario, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics has been in business for more than 20 years. Co-founder Steve Lyons started in vehicle graphics as a teenager, lettering race cars at the local race track. Back then, the tools of the trade were brushes and a steady hand. Today, computer technology allows its team of artists to go far beyond the capabilities of the paint brush. From computer-cut vinyl to digital imaging, Creative Edge has the tools to design eye-catching signs and vehicle graphics from start to finish. For more information, visit http://www.CreativeEdgeInc.ca.

"Creative Edge provides us with great quality wraps for our car," Hill said. "They are the best."

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

 

 

Dover Venturing to Knoxville Raceway Saturday in Search of First Career Triumph at the Track

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (April 13, 2021) - Jack Dover is planning on invading Knoxville Raceway this Saturday when the track hosts its season opener.

"I think we have 10 nights on our current schedule at Knoxville Raceway not counting the Knoxville Nationals," he said. "I think that's the most since we ran there full time in 2007."

Dover has visited the half-mile oval a handful of times each season during the last decade. His best run in the 360ci sprint car division, which he is racing in this weekend, is a third-place outing in 2011 and in 2014. He also earned at least one top five last year, in 2018, in 2013 and in 2012 at the track.

"I've won a lot of races at Park Jefferson and would have a shot at winning there on Saturday when the ASCS National Tour is racing, but we're going to Knoxville because I feel good there and I want to learn more," he said. "Plus, it's about the only track in the Midwest I haven't won at."

Dover's career-best result at Knoxville Raceway was a runner-up finish in the 410ci class during the 2014 Knoxville Nationals.

"Getting your car to rotate the bottom nicely is key," he said. "If you can get it to do that on the top and bottom you'll be pretty good. Finding that comfort level is what gives you a shot at winning races."

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - True Trucking

True Trucking is a trucking company based in Gretna, Neb.

"True Trucking specializes in everything when it comes to hauling," Dover said. "They can pretty much do it all. The True's are family friends who have always been there to support me. I appreciate their partnership and look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them a lot."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, SSS Motorsports, Husker Diesel, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, Backlund Plumbing, Thorpe's Body Shop, Speedway Graphics, Speedway Engines, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Crouch Making Debut at I-30 Speedway This Weekend During Little Rock Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (April 13, 2021) - Brenham Crouch is venturing to I-30 Speedway this weekend for the first time in his career.

Crouch will pilot a Toyota Racing backed Keith Kunz Motorsports midget during the Little Rock Nationals featuring the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.

"It's the right size of track where it's really, really racy and if you start a few rows back you can make yourself a contender," he said. "I think we can be successful there. We really want to rebound after last weekend."

Crouch competed in both a midget and a family owned micro sprint last weekend during the 2nd annual T-Town Midget Showdown presented by the Rayce Rudeen Foundation. Port City Raceway hosted the event showcasing the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series.

Crouch's best outing came in a micro sprint as he charged from fifth to win a heat race before finishing seventh in the A Main on Saturday. He was in contention to top that run on Sunday before losing steering, which resulted in a DNF.

"We were contenders at the beginning of Saturday night's feature and were sticking our nose in for the lead," he said. "About halfway through we got really, really tight. I tried to make the top work and it didn't work into our favor. But it's always cool to go back to past classes for a race or two to have some fun."

Crouch's best midget finish of the weekend came on Saturday when he placed 22nd. A racing incident while battling for a transfer position in a B Main ended his night early on Sunday.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 10 - Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Midget) - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 7 (11); Feature: 22 (22).

April 10 - Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Micro Sprint) - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 7 (2).

April 11 - Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Midget) - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 17 (5).

April 11 - Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. (Micro Sprint) - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 18 (3).

MIDGET SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Little Rock Nationals with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.brenhamcrouch.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brenhamcrouch1

INQUIRIES -

For inquiries regarding Brenham Crouch and his racing program please contact Chris Wheeler at chris@wheelermotorsportsconsulting.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bell Helmets

Bell Racing USA LLC is the world's leading auto racing and karting helmet company since 1954. For more information, visit http://www.BellRacing.com.

"We've always used Bell Helmets because they are the best in the business," Crouch said. "There is no other helmet company that compares to the safety and comfort of Bell Helmets."

Crouch would also like to thank Toyota Racing/TRD, Mobil 1, Curb Records, IWX, Hi-Plains Building Division, Hi-Plains Electric, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wilson Wrecker Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Driven Performance, Simpson Race Products, Driven Midwest, Lineman Motorsports, Mychron-Tom, CMS Promotions, Bell Helmets, CSI Shocks, Swindell Bleeders, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium, Wheeler Motorsports Consulting and Joey Starnes Racing for their continued support.

 


 

Bogucki Guiding SawBlade.com Backed Team Into ASCS National Tour Event at Park Jefferson

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (April 13, 2021) - SawBlade.com sponsored Scott Bogucki returns to action this Saturday with a trip to South Dakota.

Bogucki and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour venture to Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., for the lone race this weekend. Friday's planned event at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, has been canceled because of predicted cold weather.

Saturday will be Bogucki's second-ever trip to Park Jefferson International Speedway, which has hosted only one ASCS National Tour show.

"I was there a few years ago," he said. "I was the second-highest guy in points (after the heat races) and redrew the seven for the feature. I drove up to third and I remember it being rubbered down."

Bogucki is currently tied for second in the ASCS National Tour championship standings. He is one of only three drivers who produced two top fives during the season-opening doubleheader last month.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. Additionally, SawBlade.com is the official saw blade of the American Sprint Car Series and the title sponsor of every ASCS National Tour main event as well as the Victory Lane sponsor.

"Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive," Bogucki said. "They have stuck with me as we've continued to build our race team and develop into a consistent contender. I appreciate their loyalty and support."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Bryant Paver Motorsports, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, TJ Forged, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Racing Suspension, Maxim Chassis, Kaeding Performance and Howard Law for their support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Powers to Fifth Straight Podium During Dave Helm Classic

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (April 13, 2021) - Dominic Scelzi charged from 10th to second place last Saturday during the Dave Helm 410 Winged Sprintcar Classic hosted by Keller Auto Speedway.

The stout performance marked the fifth consecutive podium performance for Scelzi, who now has seven podiums in his last 10 races.

"This is definitely the best start to a year I've had," he said. "I feel like we're hitting on all eight cylinders. I feel like as a race team we're building on every night since we started this year."

The night featured a twin heat race format with Scelzi maneuvering from sixth to third place in his first heat race before he finished fourth in his second heat race.

"I felt like we've been really good the last month," he said. "We went there with the goal to try to learn something. The track had a little more grip than usual. We were trying some stuff to make us better when the track is fast. We were pretty good during the first heat race and tried something for the second heat race. It was the wrong move."

The heat race runs ranked Scelzi 10th in points to narrowly miss the dash and line up on the outside of the fifth row for the main event.

"We tried something different for the main event," he said. "On the outside row it's really hard to start, especially that far back. We fell back and I got to the bottom. I was able to run my own race. A lot of guys moved to the top and we were really good around the bottom. We worked our way to second late and were extremely fast at the end of the race. We weren't exactly where we needed to be, but we were good enough to go from 10 th to second."

Scelzi is set to make his season debut at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., this Friday.

"We haven't been on super short tracks this year so I'm looking forward to this weekend," he said. "I'm hoping Watsonville will have a little more grip than what I've seen the last two weekends. We've had success at that track in the past so I'm excited to make our season debut there this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 10 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Heat race #1: 3 (6); Heat race: 2: 4 (3); Feature: 2 (10).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 4 wins, 8 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Meridian Steel

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

"Sam at Meridian Steel has been a supporter for us for several years and is tied in with our family business," Scelzi said. "Not only is he a sponsor of our race team, but he enjoys racing in general. We're grateful to have his support."

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

 

 

Wilson Rallies From 17th to Eighth During Return to Attica Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (April 13, 2021) - It took a little longer than Greg Wilson hoped last Friday, but the night yielded the result that he aimed to achieve at Attica Raceway Park.

Wilson rallied through the field to earn a top-10 finish in his Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics backed sprint car. It marked his seventh top 10 of the season and first during 410ci winged sprint car competition this year.

"That was the most competitive we've felt in the 410 in a while," he said. "We worked on our car setup-wise and mechanically all night leading up to the B Main. Then we left the car alone for the feature to really see what we had. I can say that I was pleased and ready to go racing again on Saturday."

Wilson kicked off Friday night by qualifying eighth quickest in his group. He advanced a position in a heat race to end seventh, which relegated him to the B Main. The changes Wilson made to his race car clicked as he hustled from fifth to second place in the consolation race.

"I wasn't sure what was going to happen in the B Main, but once I got on it during the warm-up lap I felt good," he said. "We ran second to Byron (Reed), who has been great at Attica. We didn't have a lot of time before the feature and I wanted to really gauge the progress so we didn't changed the car up."

Wilson's progress persisted in the A Main as he charged from 17 th to eighth. The nine positions gained was tied for the most by any driver in the 30-lap main event.

"I was pretty frustrated with the previous weekend at Attica so to make the progress we did last Friday was great," he said. "That's why we changed our schedule up this year is to be able to go to the same track two weeks in a row to see the progress. And we're excited to go back this Friday to try to make even more progress."

Wilson plans on racing this Friday at Attica Raceway Park as well as Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Orrville, Ohio, with the Ti22 Performance FAST on Dirt Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

April 9 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 2 (5); Feature: 8 (17).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Orrville, Ohio, with the Ti22 Performance FAST on Dirt Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ohio Logistics

Ohio Logistics, which is based in Findlay, Ohio, is a world-class distribution facility. The company is in 20 locations in five states and has grown into one of the largest privately held logistics firms in the Upper Midwest. For more information, visit http://www.OhioLogistics.com.

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

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Inter-State Truck Repair, ATL Fuel Cells, Sandridge Customs, Cooper Custom Powder and Benson Marketing for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown Seeking Third Straight Season-Opening Win at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (April 13, 2021) - Brian Brown is aiming to score his fifth Knoxville Raceway Season Opener victory this Saturday.

Brown has won the opening night at the oval in Knoxville, Iowa, during each of the last two years and in three of the last four to give him four trips into Victory Lane during the kickoff to each season at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World.'

The four season-opening wins at Knoxville Raceway is tied with Steve Kinser and Doug Wolfgang for the third most. Danny Lasoski (seven wins) and Sammy Swindell (five wins) are next on the list.

UP NEXT - Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

"I'm pumped for Knoxville, obviously my favorite track," Brown said. "Opening night is a big weekend for the track. Everybody is excited about getting the race season kicked off. This year is probably even more exciting with everything that happened last year. Lots of people couldn't come because of COVID and things like that.

"Nate, Chad and my dad are going to unload a fast Casey's, FVP No. 21. Hopefully I can go there and do my job, get qualified and put ourselves in position to go for a win. I'm pumped and looking forward to seeing people I didn't get to see last year and hopefully having a good, solid night and going for a win."

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 6 top 15s, 12 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

 

 

Willie Croft’s Strong Night Soured in Hanford

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the seat of his own Willie Croft Racing No. 29 entry on Saturday night, Willie Croft took part in the inaugural Dave Helm Classic at Keller Auto Speedway and had a good night going until a pre-race decision ultimately soured his night.

“We actually had a ton of speed all night, and I felt really good,” Willie Croft said. “I tried something in the feature event with our Jacob’s Ladder and it didn’t go well. It was something I had been wanting to try, it didn’t work, and now I know better.”

Running an Australian style format with two heat races taking the place of time trials, Croft would get off to a nice start as he picked up a second-place finish in his first heat aboard the Holey Smokes BBQ/Rudeen/Art’s Craft Beer Palace backed entry.

The second round of heat races saw the Colfax, CA driver again pick up a second-place finish which set him up nicely for the Dash and feature event.

Racing to a sixth-place finish in the Dash, Croft would grid the field from the third row for the 30-lap Dave Helm Classic feature event.

Watching the track during Midget and Non Wing action, Croft would make the decision to try something on his machine for the feature event.

When the 30-lap affair came to life, Croft was able to work his way into the fifth position, before having some issues that saw him draft back to 10th. With his entry a bit of a handful, he would work back into the eighth position, and would then lose a few spots again as he would fall back to 11th.

Finally on the 17th lap things had become a little more difficult and Croft made the decision to pull his machine back to the pit area.

“I should have known better, and the decision really threw the entire balance of the car off,” Croft added. “I take the blame, and definitely learned my lesson. Thank you to everyone who makes this possible.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, Rudeen, Art’s Craft Beer Palace, Amerikote, ButlerBuilt , SCI, Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Team Simpson, Stilo, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2021.

2021 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Willie Croft is not yet decided on his next race at this time.

C&M Motorsports will also be back in action at the Trophy Cup this weekend as Arkansas resident, Tim Crawley will handle the driving duties.

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

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. TO COMPETE IN THREE USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACES THIS WEEK IN INDIANA

(Chino Hills, CA, April 12, 2021) Eddie Tafoya Jr. will be back in action three times this week with the USAC National Sprint Car Series in Indiana. First off will be the Bloomington Speedway on Friday. He will follow that up with a race on Saturday at the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstaudt, and he will conclude his quick trip to the Midwest on Sunday at the Paragon Speedway.

The three races in the Midwest were not initially on the schedule for the 23-year-old Chino Hills, California resident. However, a nasty flip in the USAC/CRA race at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare made the trip to Indiana necessary. Early in his heat race, Tafoya got upside down in turn one. Initially the team thought the damage was restricted to bolt on parts. However, upon further examination they found out that the chassis suffered heavy damage. A call was put into Indiana’s Joe Devin to order a new DRC Chassis. And, with three races coming up in Indiana this week, the team decided to load up the hauler with all the parts needed to build the car back there and race it for the three nights. As soon as they are done at Paragon on Sunday, they will hightail it back to Southern California for the annual Sokola Shootout at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday, April 24th.

Of the three Indiana tracks Tafoya will be racing on this week, he has only competed on one of them before. That is Tri-State Speedway where he raced during Indiana Sprint Week in 2020. On that occasion, he qualified 15th. That stuck him in a stacked heat race that featured five of the top 10 drivers in USAC National points! An impressive showing saw him finish fifth to get a ticket into the B main. In the B, at his first night on the track, he see-sawed back in fourth with the more experienced drivers, including the all-time leader in USAC Sprint Car victories in the waning laps. He got as far up as the sixth and final transfer spot before settling for eighth. Earlier on that trip, the Specialty Fasteners #51T was supposed to race at Bloomington, but that race was rained out.

Before the heat race crash at Tulare three weeks ago, Tafoya had qualified 16th in the 21-car field with a lap of 16.543. The flip occurred while he was running second on lap two. As he entered turn one, the car bicycled and cartwheeled into the billboards. The car landed on its wheels and kept on going, but it was obvious that there was damage, and Tafoya was done for the heat and subsequently, the night.

For fans interested in seeing Eddie Tafoya Jr. in person on his brief trip to Indiana, a directory of the tracks follows. Others can follow on floracing.com

Bloomington Speedway – 5186 South Fairfax Road, Bloomington, IN 47401 – (812) 824-7400 - https://www.facebook.com/BloomingtonSpeedway/

Tri State Speedway – 9981 South U.S. Highway 41, Haubstadt, IN 47639 – (812) 768-5995 - https://www.tristatespeedway.com/index.php

Paragon Speedway – 8486 Old State Rd. 67, Paragon, IN 46166 – 765-537-2366 - http://www.paragonspeedway.com/main.htm

Tafoya and his team would like to thank the following sponsors for being a part of the 2021 racing campaign. Specialty Fasteners, Circle Track Performance, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Benic Enterprises, Simpson, and Bell. If you or your company would like to become a part of the team in 2021, please give them a call or send an E-mail to the contact information at the top of this press release.

 

 

United Rebel Sprint Series Kicks 2021 Season Off at 81 Speedway

OBERLIN, Kansas (April 13, 2021) – The Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing is slated to kick-off their 16th season this Saturday, April 17. Competitors will head to 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas for the first race of a brimming 32-event schedule in 2021.

Heading into a fresh season, competition is slated to be at its best in 2021. Coming off a slow start and off-schedule year due to restrictions throughout the country last year, the United Rebel Sprint Series looks ahead to the $1000 to win season opener on Saturday. Under new ownership last year, 81 Speedways track surface has been excellent and provides some of the best racing in the state and a great field of cars are slated. Racing starts at 7pm.

The series has partnered with the Drive to Zero program to offer a $5,000 pay day to the 2021 United Rebel Sprint Series Champion.

The Drive to Zero program was built with one goal in mind – to reduce fatalities and serious injuries that occur on Kansas highways. The program is designated to target child passenger safety, impaired driving, texting, and seat belt violations.

For more information on rules, results, schedules, and more visit the URSS official website, www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com. To stay up to date, visit their Facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

 

PORT PRACTICE: Marks & CJB tune up before All Star Visit
All Stars in action in Virginia and Pennsylvania this weekend

CARLISLE, PA. - April 13, 2021 - CJB Motorsports was scheduled to compete twice on the weekend of April 10th and 11th but Mother Nature forced the cancelation of one of those events at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa.

That meant that Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway was the only game in town for Brent Marks in his crew. They started 5th in their heat before finished 3rd. In the feature, car #5 started 11th and finished 14th.

Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolf-Run Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine, will head back into Flo Racing All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

Virginia Motorspeedway on Thursday, April 15th near Jamaica, Va will be up first. The team will then be heading back to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway the following two nights. Paul McMahan and his #23 machine will make its' 2021 debut this weekend as well.
Brent Marks schedule

Paul McMahan schedule

Marks 2021 Stats:

Starts: 16
Wins: 0
Quick Times: 0
Top-5's: 3
Top-10's: 6
Heat Race Wins: 1
Dash Wins:
Laps Led: 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. Check out FloRacing.com for coverage of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions coverage.

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

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

Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

Howard Moore Wires I-30 Speedway Field for First Victory of 2021

Memphis, Tennessee (04/12/21) – Howard Moore recorded his first victory of the 2021 season on Saturday night at Tracey Clay's I-30 Speedway. The Tennessee racer piloted the Rains Motorsports/ Mike's Pool Care No. 3 High-Performance Lubricants Sprint Car to the feature triumph.

“It was a great night for our team. We earned enough passing points in the heat to earn the pole position for the feature, and then we were able to lead flag-to-flag to get the win,” Moore said. “I know the area had a lot of rain this week, so I want to thank Tracey Clay and her staff for working hard to get the race in. It’s always great to get the first win of the year, and hopefully this is the first of many to come this season.”

A fifth-to-second run in his heat race resulted in Moore earning the pole position for the feature.

Taking advantage of his prime starting spot, Moore led from green-to-checkered to register the feature triumph over a field of 22 Sprint Cars.

He was followed across the finish line by Cody Gardner, Ernie Ainsworth, Blake Jenkins, and Tucker Boulton.

For full results from the event, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com.

Howard is currently evaluating his upcoming schedule. As always you can find the latest team plans, by pointing your browser to www.HowardMooreRacing.com .

Howard Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters including CP Carrillo, High Performance Lubricants, JR-1 Chassis, TL Forge Wheels, Mike’s Pool Care, Smith Titanium, Jim Ruddy, Felpro Gaskets, Auto Meter, Total Seal, River City Hydraulics, Stinson’s Industrial Ronnie’s Hot Rods, Spankies Hot Rods, Pro-Lite Performance, Hoosier Race Tire, Downtown Deliveries, DMI, Huggins Cams, DHR Suspension, Sweet Manufacturing, BMRS, Auto Meter, Schoenfeld Headers, HRP, XRG Graphix, Penske Shocks, Mr. David Berryman, ACME Race Engines, All Star Performance, Engler Machine & Tool, Rockhard Powder Coating, Mike Ward, Chris Chappue, Chad Jones, Kayle Stewart, Taylor Newman, my Dad, My Mom, Christie, Roy Young, Charlie Davidson, Beth Gaines Williford, Daryl Scoggins, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Howard Moore is always looking to welcome new marketing partners to his program. For more information on joining our team as well as the latest news and updates, please visit www.HowardMooreRacing.com .

 

 

Late Move Nets Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports 4th Win of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Justin Sanders stalked early leader, Colby Copeland, before making a late race move that led to his fourth win of the year with Dale Miller Motorsports, and his seventh overall in 2021.

“Last week I was really pleased with how we felt when the track slicked off toward the end of the night, but on Saturday night it was pretty slick all feature long and it felt great,” Sanders said. “Like I said before, the slick surface is something we have struggled on in the past, but a lot of work has gone into our package and it is starting to pay off.”

Checking in at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Sanders timed the Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. backed machine in fourth fastest amongst the 33 cars checked in for the second points event of the season.

Finishing second in his heat race, the Aromas, CA pilot transferred into the feature event as well as the redraw and found himself in the second row for the 25-lap feature event.

The race’s initial green saw Sanders jump into third, however a red flag situation negated the start and lined the field back up for a complete restart.

When the green was displayed this time, Sanders was able to jump into second and begin his pursuit of race leader, Copeland, who was very strong early in the race.

On the slick surface, the leaders would reach the back of the pack by the seventh lap, and with traffic now in play Sanders was able to close in on Copeland before he stretched out his lead again with clear track ahead.

Laps continued to click off in quick manner with everyone keeping it clean on the ¼ mile bullring. On the 18th lap, Sanders would close in on Copeland’s rear bumper before making a big move in turns one and two on the 19th lap to take over the race lead.

Lap 20, however, would see the caution flag fly and put Copeland on Sanders’ rear bumper. The final five laps would actually see Sanders turn in his fastest laps of the race as he would go on to pick up his fourth win in just five starts with car owner, Dale Miller.

“It has been a really good start to our season, and we will continue to work hard and see if we can continue to get our car better,” Sanders said. “Thanks to Dale and Tara Miller, and all of the people who back us.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic, Inc., North County Plastering, Nail-It Roofing, Anrak Corporation, Frank’s Body Shop, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Black Out Fight Gear, and 24 Hour Road Side Service for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 5, Wins- 4, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-4

ON TAP: Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports are tentatively scheduled to return to action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Garners Two Top-5’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: A rare three-race weekend in Northern California saw Tanner Carrick pick up a fourth-place finish on Friday night at Ocean Speedway, a second-place finish at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, before getting upside down during feature event action at Petaluma Speedway on Sunday night.

“Overall, I felt like it was a pretty good weekend for our race team,” Tanner Carrick said. “We had speed every time we hit the track; I just need to do a better job of putting myself in better spots during racing action.”

Returning to Ocean Speedway for Friday night action, Carrick timed the CVC/Cemex/Harris and Sloan backed machine in fifth fastest in time trials before running second to Bud Kaeding in heat race competition.

Earning a berth in the Dash, Carrick would pick up the win and put his machine on the pole of the 30-lap feature event. When the race came to life, Carrick would settle into second on the extremely slick and abrasive Ocean Speedway surface,

Slipping back to third, Carrick would find himself searching for rubber that was going down on the speedway as he chased after Bud Kaeding and Tristan Guardino.

As the laps clicked off, Carrick would soon feel pressure from younger brother, Blake, as they battled on the quarter mile with Blake getting the better of the battle and putting Tanner back into fourth where he would finish.

Traveling to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Carrick continued to show speed at the high banked facility as he paced the field in time trials before picking up a second-place finish in his heat race.

With his spot in the redraw secure due to his qualifying efforts, Carrick would pull the two, and put himself on the front row of the 25-lap feature event.

The initial start saw the Lincoln, CA wheelman jump out to the early lead, however the red flag was needed and would negate Carrick’s efforts.

The ensuing restart was not as kind to Carrick as he would actually slip back to third with Colby Copeland getting the jump and Justin Sanders moving into second.

On the slick surface, Carrick would continue to hold down to third position as the race would end up going nearly nonstop with the lone caution waving on the 20th circuit.

Sitting in third on the restart, Carrick would begin to pressure Colby Copeland for the runner-up position. Able to get by Copeland with two laps left in the race, Carrick would pocket his eighth Top-5 finish of the young season.

Sunday night the scene shifted to Petaluma Speedway where Carrick would take part in the track’s season opening event. Timing in seventh fastest in time trials, Carrick would pick up the win in heat race competition.

Lining up on the pole for the feature event, trouble would strike Carrick on the start of the race as he would get upside down and bring his night to an early end.

“Saturday night I felt like we had a car that was good enough to win, I just made a couple mistakes that cost us. Still, super happy with our speed and am looking forward to Watsonville and Placerville again this weekend,” Carrick added.

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 14, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 8, Top 10’s: 10

ON TAP: Carrick returns to action on Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA and on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1, and by clicking over to www.tannercarrick.com.

 

 

Andy Forsberg Fourth at Placerville Speedway with F&F Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- While the start to their 2021 season has not been quite as strong as they have hoped, Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing turned in a nice night at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night that was culminated with a fourth-place finish in the feature.

“It has been kind of a sluggish start for our team in 2021,” Forsberg said. “We have been fighting things with our engine and really haven’t gotten it to where we want it to be yet. Saturday night was definitely a better for us night with a decent finish, and these F&F Racing guys are continuing to work hard and get us where we want to be.”

With 33 cars checked in for the 18th Annual Tribute to Al Hinds event, Forsberg would time the C&H Motor Parts/Bushey Financial Services/PitStopUSA backed machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver would finish in the fourth position putting him directly into the feature event. Based on his qualifying efforts, Forsberg was also eligible for the redraw where the seven would place him in the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event.

On a very slick racing surface that had a curb built up at both ends of the speedway, Forsberg would make a couple of nice moves to get into the Top-5 on the fourth lap, before slipping up into fourth on lap six.

The first 20-laps would go caution free after a red was needed on the initial start. Forsberg would race hard with the Carrick brothers as they all jockeyed for position before the yellow flag was needed on the 20th lap.

Sitting in fourth, action for second through fourth would pick up during the five-lap dash to the finish, and when the checkered flag flew, Forsberg closed the night out with a fourth-place finish.

“It was a good step in the right direction for us, but we still have something going on that is kind of hindering us,” Forsberg said. “Again, these guys have worked hard during this frustrating first month of the season, and I know they will continue to work hard.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank C&H Motor Parts, Bushey Financial Services, PitStopUSA, Geico Local Office, Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, CRV Carbon Solutions, All Pro Heads, and Engler for their support in 2021.

ON TAP: F&F Racing is slated to return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the track’s weekly opener.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-6.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy Forsberg by following him on Twitter @AForsberg92.

 

 

 

Justyn Cox and C&M Motorsports 7th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Back to work at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Justyn Cox and his C&M Motorsports team had an event free night that saw Cox pick up a Top-10 at the track with his seventh-place finish.

“It has been a weird start to our season,” Justyn Cox said. “We have had speed all year long, but it seems like every night we have bad luck on our side. Saturday night we finally had pretty event free night, but we just kind of hung out where we started and ended up finishing seventh.”

Putting together a different car for Saturday’s race after last week’s incident caused severe frame damage, Cox was able to put it through its paces early as he timed the Berco Redwood/Barry Lumber/Lund Construction backed entry in third fastest in time trials.

Just needing to transfer through his heat to earn a berth in the draw, Cox would do just that as he settled into third, where he would finish, and punched his ticket into the 25-lap feature event.

With the night progressing, the track would continue to slick off and widen out. Pulling the eight pill in the draw, Cox would look forward to that wide surface as he would take the green flag from the eighth starting position.

Following a red flag on the race’s initial start, the ensuing restart would see the field turn in 20 green flag laps as the field worked in rapid fire fashion around the slick ¼ mile bullring.

Running in the eighth spot in the opening laps, Cox would move into seventh on the seventh lap as he chased after the likes of Blake Carrick, Ryan Robinson, and Tanner Carrick who all ran in front of him.

Thought the track was slick and wide, the high side of the speedway seemed to be the fastest lane making passing a little tricky at times.

Working on the cushion lap after lap, Cox would keep his machine inside the Top-10 as he capped the night off with a seventh-place finish.

“We put a different car together this week, and it was really good and balanced all night,” Cox added. “In the feature though we just couldn’t really seem to get going forward. “Still a fun night and I have to thank Cody and Mandi again for the opportunity to drive their car. We do have a fast car, and I am looking forward to trying again this weekend.”

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

ON TAP: Cox and C&M Motorsports will be in action at Placerville Speedway on Saturday.

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

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

 

 

Pair of Third Place Finishes Highlight Weekend for Blake Carrick

PETERSEN MEDIA: A busy weekend of racing was good to Blake Carrick. Carrick would pick up third place finishes at Ocean Speedway and Petaluma Speedway, and would tally a sixth-place effort at Placerville Speedway.

“Honestly, I wish I could have some better luck in these redraws,” Blake Carrick said. “My guys gave me another really good car all weekend long, but these races are tough to get going forward when you line up eighth against some stiff competition.”

Friday night at Ocean Speedway, Carrick would line up fourth in the feature event after finishing fourth in the Ocean Sprints Dash.

On a very slick surface, the youngster from Lincoln, CA would slip back to seventh in the early stages of the race. Finally able to settle into a groove, Carrick would start making up the lost ground.

Racing his way back into the Top-Five, rubber would start to go down on the speedway and things would get a little tricky. Able to get into fourth, Carrick would set his sights on older brother, Tanner, for the final spot on the podium.

Able to wrestle the position away, Carrick would take over third as passing would soon become non-existent. When the checkered flag flew, Carrick capped his night off with another podium run.

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA, Carrick would look to build off of last week’s runner up finish. Timing in 13th fastest in time trials with 33 cars in the pit area, Carrick would win his heat race and move into the feature event as well as the redraw.

Pulling the six, Carrick would take the green flag from the outside of the third row. On a very slick surface that would see most of the field work the cushion, passing would be tough during an extended 20-lap green flag run.

Needing to capitalize on mistakes or throw some big moves to gain position, Carrick would keep his spot in line, as he finished sixth on this night.

Sunday evening saw Carrick and his team make their way to Petaluma Speedway for the track’s first event of the 2021 season. Timing in eighth fastest aboard his CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil machine, Carrick would race his way to another heat race win before pulling the vaunted eight pill in the draw.

Lining up in the fourth row of the feature event, Carrick would do a nice job of slicing and dicing his way forward on the hooked-up surface. From his eighth starting position, Carrick would find himself on another podium as he closed the night out with a third-place finish.

“It was a busy weekend, and I have to thank all of our guys for working so hard on our cars,” Blake Carrick noted.

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be in action at Ocean Speedway on Friday night, and Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-10

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

 

 

Andy Gregg Bounces Back from Tough Start to Finish 14th Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Andy Gregg’s Saturday night was nothing short of an up and down roller coaster ride type of night. After timing in well, Gregg would get caught up in a heat race accident that forced him into the ‘B’ Main before ultimately finishing 14th in the Saturday night feature.

“Saturday night was something,” Andy Gregg said. “I really have to thank my guys for their hard work. They were able to make some repairs after the heat race fiasco, and we did what we could from the back in the feature and ended up 14th.”

A picture-perfect day at Placerville Speedway would see Gregg sign into the pit area with 32 other cars for the 18th running of the Tribute to Al Hinds.

Getting the night kicked off on a high note, Gregg would time the GUTS/LAL Motorsports/Crane Inspection Agency backed No. 16x in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, cars would get out of shape in front of him and it would result in severe front end and nose wing damage to Gregg’s machine.

Unable to make repairs, Gregg and his team would turn their attention to the night’s ‘B’ Main as they would look for one of four transfer positions into the feature event.

Lining up on the pole of the ‘B’, slick track conditions would see the field battle for the moisture that was on the bottom of turns three and four. While he would lose a couple of positions as he searched around the speedway, Gregg would hang on to finish third, and move into the 25-lap finale.

Taking the green flag from the 19th starting position in the feature, Gregg would have his work cut out for him on the slick surface. Hoping to make up some ground from the tail Gregg was able to pick up a handful of positions early as he raced into 12th by the sixth lap.

As the race moved along, Gregg was hoping a couple of double file restarts would help him work through the field, but on this night the caution would only fly one time and that was on the 20th lap.

When that caution did fly, Gregg was hoping to use it to make a move into the Top-10, however as he got to moving around, he would lose two spots in the race’s final two laps as he ended the night 14th.

“Our car felt good, it was just a bummer it turned south in the heat race and really put us behind the rest of the night,” Gregg said. “Thanks to everyone who makes this possible and looking forward to doing this again on Saturday night.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, LAL Motorsports, Crane Inspection Agency, Meyers and Son Drywall, Nail it Roofing, CTL Forest Management, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Aaron Dosh Attorney at Law, Ice House Resort, Classic Fence Co., Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, Sierra Ice, Ford’s Only, MF Inc., and Gilly’s Radiator for their support.

ON TAP: Gregg returns to action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

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

 

 

Ryan Bernal Picks Up 2nd at 7th Place Finishes with Tarlton Motorsports


PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the call to run the Tarlton Motorsports Midget and Winged 410 on Saturday night at the Dave Helm Classic in Hanford, CA, Ryan Bernal would have a very strong showing as he ran second in USAC Western States Midget action, and seventh in Kings of Thunder 410ci competition.

“It was great to be back working with Paul Baines and Tyrone Tyra,” Ryan Bernal said. “They gave me two really good cars, and I felt like it was a really solid night.”

Bernal got the night off to a strong start in Midget action as he timed the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment/Bandy and Associates backed No. 21 machine in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up the win in his heat race, the Hollister, CA driver would move into the feature event where he took the green flag from the seventh starting position.

On the Keller Auto Speedway surface, Bernal had his elbows up as he was able to make his way through the field as he chased after Mitchell Moles and Austin Liggett. Just past the race’s halfway point, Bernal would move into second as he then turned his sole attention to Moles.

While able to keep Moles in striking distance, Bernal could not quite get to him as he closed the Midget feature out with a second-place finish.

Winged 410ci action saw the field use a dual heat race format opposed to qualifying time trials. Picking up a pair of fifth place finishes in heat race competition, Bernal would take the green flag from the 13th starting position.

Quickly getting into the Top-10 when the Sprint Car feature came to life, Bernal would slowly continue to work his way forward.

Getting up into the seventh position by the race’s halfway point, tight knit racing would see Bernal momentarily fall back into the ninth position. Able to work his way back up to seventh, Bernal would cap the night off with a seventh place finish giving him two Top-10’s on the night.

“I had a blast on Saturday, and really want to thank Tom and Tommy Tarlton for letting me get back in the seat of their cars,” Bernal added.

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, EZ Haul, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2021 season.

ON TAP: The next race for Tarlton Motorsports is not yet decided at this time.

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

Stay connected with Carson by following him on Twitter @Carson_Macedo.

 

 

Reutzel Fifth at Tri-State Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending the weekend in Indiana, Aaron Reutzel would pick up a 10th place finish at Kokomo Speedway on Friday night before tallying a fifth place effort on Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway.

“We have some good speed, but we just need to be a little better and capitalize on good starting spots,” Aaron Reutzel said. “We have been really consistent with our results the last few weeks, but now want to be consistently battling for wins and podiums.”

The Indiana Doubleheader weekend kicked off at the famed Kokomo Speedway on Friday night where Reutzel timed the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co./HR Livestock Transportation backed entry in eighth fastest in time trials.

Moving into heat race action at ‘The Baddest Bullring’, the Clute, TX driver would pick up a third-place finish and move directly into the 40-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 12th starting position, Reutzel was able to keep the Roth Motorsports entry inside the Top-10 during a very entertaining race that saw action all over.

When the 40-lapper drew to a close, Reutzel capped the night off with a 10th place result.

Saturday night saw the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ travel to Haubstadt, IN for a night of action at Tri-State Speedway.

Timing in second fastest in his qualifying group, Reutzel would pick up the heat race win and earn a spot in the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash. Racing to a win in the Dash, Reutzel would lead the field to green alongside Tyler Courtney for the final 40-lap feature event of the weekend.

Getting the initial jump, Reutzel would lead early before finding himself in a tight battle with Courtney and Hunter Schuenburg. With the former non-wing standouts able to get by him, Reutzel fell to third as he continued to work around the Indiana bullring.

In a wild race, Reutzle would continue to run strong as he soon found himself battling with the likes of Haudenschild, Macedo, and McFadden as traffic created some tight battles.

When the race drew to a close, a dramatic finish would see Reutzel cap his weekend off with a fifth place finish.

“I really want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for everything they continue to do for this team,” Aaron Reutzel said. “Starting up front like we did on Saturday you want to finish up there, so it just means we still have more work to do. My guys are working hard, and like I said, things are feeling really good.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co., HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, Triple X Race Co., AL Drive Lines, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Wings Unlimited, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, and Team Simpson for their support in 2021.

ON TAP: Reutzel and Roth Motorsports will be back in action this weekend at Lawton Speedway on Friday and at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-20, Wins-2, Top-5’s-6, Top-10’s-17

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports.

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Network Airing Live Video Streams of ASCS National Tour, USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association and ASCS Sooner Region Action

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 12, 2021) - Four races at four tracks spanning three series highlight this weekend's action for RacinBoys All Access subscribers.

A RacinBoys Broadcasting Network live video stream from a pair of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour races, a USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association show and an ASCS Sooner Region event will be broadcast.

It begins on Friday when the ASCS National Tour makes its debut at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa.

Saturday will be a busy night showcasing the ASCS National Tour event at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D. It marks the first time the series has visited the dirt oval since its debut in July 2016 when Blake Hahn captured the feature victory.

Additionally, Saturday will be the season opener for the USAC Midwest Wingless Racing Association as the series visits Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Neb. It will be the only race in Nebraska for the series this season.

The ASCS Sooner Region invades Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on Sunday for the first of five visits this year. Dylan Westbrook leads the championship standings entering the race after splitting the season-opening doubleheader with Ryan Timms.

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

In other news, RacinBoys plans on being available via several streaming options this spring. Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Android TV will all offer a RacinBoys app in the coming months.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Eager for Knoxville Raceway Season Opener This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 12, 2021) - Kaleb Johnson is looking forward to the Knoxville Raceway season opener this Saturday, particularly after having a racing doubleheader washed out last weekend and enduring an abbreviated opening weekend due to a mechanical problem the prior week.

"We're getting anxious to race anywhere and against anyone," said Johnson, who had planned to compete at the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Sioux City Falls, S.D., last weekend before it fell to weather. "We're looking forward to trying some new things at practice on Friday at Knoxville and then hopefully having a good night of racing on Saturday."

Johnson is once again focusing on competing at all of Knoxville Raceway's 360ci winged sprint car events this year. He's hoping to build upon a solid first season there last year when he finished ninth in the championship standings and was the 360 Rookie of the Year Award winner.

While he could race much closer to home on Saturday nights, Johnson feels the five-hour tow to Southeast Iowa every week is worth it for him and his team.

"It's called the 'Sprint Car Capital of the World' for a reason," he said. "Racing there gives my sponsors and myself more exposure than racing a 360 sprint car anywhere else in this area.

"I think the competition there is some of the best in the country and is as tough as ever. We feel that the best way for us to improve is to race against the toughest competition we can. It gets to be kind of a long haul every Saturday, but we feel it's worth it in the long run."

One of the priorities for Johnson and his team at Knoxville Raceway this year will be to consistently perform well in time trials.

"Knoxville is one of the few tracks where 360s qualify every week so it's about the only place you get experience doing that," he said. "Qualifying well there is especially important because it helps you in your heat race, which in turn helps you in the feature.

"I think one of the main factors in qualifying well there is experience. The top five in qualifying there each night are usually drivers who can run the bottom really well. We were able to do that at times last year, but not as often as we'd like. We need to get our car more consistent to do that this year."

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

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

Johnson would also like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, GRP Motorsports, JF Capital, State Bank of Fairmont, Sea Foam, Schaeffer's Oil, Hepfner Racing Products, DeBerg Concrete, Big Al's Diecasts, The Ron Weber Team, DeBerg Flooring, Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, Triple M Trucking, Last Deck and Marthaler Dodge for their continued support.

 

 

Ramey Eyes Potential Doubleheader Weekend Beginning With ASCS National Tour Event

Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (April 12, 2021) - Gunner Ramey and the Terry Doogs Racing 360ci winged sprint car entry spent last weekend doing their homework in preparation for two potential races this week.

Ramey has kept himself busy as the next opportunity to race is Friday at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, with the potential to run at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday. Both are tracks where he has not turned a lap.

Although the 18-year-old is making his first 300 Raceway appearance on Friday, so are many of the other drivers in the stout Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour field, which opens the door of opportunity for the Missouri driver.

"It levels the playing field for sure," he said. "Everyone is going to be trying to learn the race track as fast as possible and get a feel for it. Being that not a lot of the other drivers have experience there, it's going to be an opportunity to gain an edge. The ASCS National Tour competition is really good and a lot of learning is going to happen."

Ramey said his three goals for the weekend are to "make the show, keep our nose clean and pass some cars," in hopes that doing all three of those will provide a fruitful weekend for the team.

"If we can do all those things and keep the car in one piece we're planning to run at Knoxville (Raceway) on Saturday night," he said. "It's slightly intimidating going to a place like Knoxville and you have to appreciate it. (Car owner) Terry Doogs has a lot of experience to lend out from former drivers such as Brian Brown, who has turned a lot of laps around the famed dirt track."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and (potentially) Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gunnerramey_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RameyRacing28

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Starline Brass

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"Starline Brass has been with me for a long time and they have a great group of people that work there," Ramey said. "They've helped me quite a bit in my career and have even helped to secure other sponsors that help our race team."

Ramey would also like to thank Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Next LED, Retrieving Freedom, Stax, G&T Farms, SureCoat Powdercoating, T.R. Welding, Ostrich Racing Engines, Embry Snow Removal, Mid-Mo Equipment, Rockwell Security and Terry Doogs Racing for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Preparing for Debut at 300 Raceway and Park Jefferson This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (April 12, 2021) - Garet Williamson will make his debut at a pair of dirt ovals this weekend during Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver is set to compete on Friday at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, and on Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D. Friday will mark the ASCS National Tour debut at 300 Raceway and Saturday's show is just the second ever for the series at Park Jefferson International Speedway.

"It's my first time at both tracks," he said. "We'll go there and try to find similarities with other tracks I've been to. We'll try to watch as much racing throughout the night and watching other classes will help, too."

Williamson isn't a stranger to making his debut at a track this year. Four of the six tracks he's competed at in 2021 have been his first appearance.

"We have twice as many laps as we did at this point last year and we've seen more tracks and faced more adversity so that is a confidence booster," he said. "We've hit a rough stretch lately though so two top 10s this weekend would be huge for me and the team."

Williamson enters the weekend tied for 14th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings. However, he is only 29 points out of ninth place.

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa, and Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

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"JBC Transport Group, LLC helps us get up and down the road and that's huge for us," Williamson said. "We're grateful for their support."

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Tiger Towing, Royal Power Sports, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Records Heat Race Win and 14th-Place Feature Finish at Kokomo Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (April 12, 2021) - Jason Sides earned his second heat race win of the season and his sixth top-15 feature result of the year last Friday at Kokomo Speedway.

Sides kicked off the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series weekend in Indiana with a second-place qualifying effort at the dirt oval.

"It all started off pretty good," he said. "We had a good pill draw and that got us a good qualifying lap. The heat race win got us into the dash. Then we got another good pill draw with the No. 1. It didn't last too long, but we were in the dash. I fought back for a couple of laps, but I was trying too hard and let (James) McFadden get by so we ran third."

Sides' heat race win was followed by a third-place finish in the dash, giving him the third starting position in the 40-lap main event.

"We tightened up just a little bit because the track was starting to slick off," he said. "When we rolled out they pushed the infield tires in. It was really wet on the bottom. Our car was too tight where I'd normally be running. Then on a couple of restarts we were hung on the outside and lost a few spots. On one restart the car in front of me jumped another car and three or four of us got bottled up."

Sides was on the short end of two restarts that cost him a handful of positions each time, relegating him to a 14th-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Tri-State Speedway, where Sides timed in 12th quickest in his group. He then advanced from sixth to fifth in a heat race and from 20th to 17th in the A Main.

"We went out toward the end of qualifying," he said. "Going 12th quick in our group started us sixth in the heat race. Donny (Schatz) got a little loose in one of the corners. I got it held down and got by him. We made sure we made the feature. That's not the best track for me, the smaller ones like that. They used to be great, but not anymore. To get through that night and not tear anything up, I hate to say it like that, we were happy to get out of there making some progress and in one piece."

Up next for Sides will be World of Outlaws races on Friday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

"I look forward to going to both of those places," he said. "We had a decent run at Lawton last year. We were a bit too tight. Hopefully we can learn from there last year. And I've always enjoyed racing at Devil's Bowl and we seem to run well there."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 9 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 3 (1); Feature: 14 (3).

April 10 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 17 (20).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 6 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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

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



 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Garner Top 10 at Tri-State Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (April 12, 2021) - David Gravel captured a sixth-place result to highlight a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader in Indiana last weekend.

The Big Game Motorsports driver led early and rebounded late for a 12 th-place finish on Friday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo followed by the top-10 outing at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday.

The weekend began on Friday with Gravel qualifying fourth quickest at Kokomo Speedway. A victory in a heat race locked him into the dash.

"It started off really well at Kokomo," he said. "Going out late we were a little nervous about getting qualified well, but we were fourth quick. I thought that was a good effort. That put us on the front row of a heat race and we were able to win that."

Gravel also won the dash to garner the pole position for the 40-lap main event.

"We led the early laps and we were pretty good in open track," he said. "We got into traffic and couldn't maneuver like (James) McFadden could. At the end of the race the track started getting slicker and our car started coming to life. I had a shot to win in my eyes. I kept going lower and lower on the track and clipped an infield tire. I could have settled to run second, but I tried to push it and it cost us a good finish."

Gravel, who led the first 10 laps of the race, was running second when he narrowly clipped an infield tire with his left front tire. It spun him out and he was forced to restart at the rear of the pack with only three laps remaining. Gravel rallied to place 12th, marking only the second race this season that he didn't finish in the top 10.

"It's one of those things that if you have a chance to win you go for it," he said. "If you have a chance to run eighth instead of ninth it's not worth it. Something like this, trying to get as low as you can get and hitting an infield tire, usually it just pops the front end up. I wasn't seeing that spin in my future and it's one of those things that if I graze it a different way I don't spun out."

The weekend wrapped up the ensuing night at Tri-State Speedway. Gravel qualified second quickest in his group and scored a second-place finish in a heat race to move into the dash. He gained a position in the dash to finish third.

"Qualifying good makes life a lot easier for the rest of the night," he said. "Getting in the dash gives you another shot to be on the track. I drew the best number that I could and gained a spot in the dash. I didn't feel real good with the balance of the car, but we kept working on it. In the A Main it was a little similar to Kokomo where about two thirds through the feature we started feeling a little better. We fell back to about 10 th early and started passing some guys back. We just have to figure out how to be a little better early in the main event and still be good at the end."

The World of Outlaws races this weekend are Friday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals.

"Last year was my debut at Lawton Speedway and we ran a pretty strong third," Gravel said. "We've earned some podiums at Devil's Bowl Speedway, too. Not that that place owes me one, but I feel like I've been good there and I've been there enough to know the characteristics of the track. Hopefully we can get our first win there."

QUICK RESULTS -

April 9 - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 12 (1).

April 10 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 6 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla., and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

THE SHOWDOWN -

THE SHOWDOWN is one of the biggest weeks of racing for winged sprint car drivers. The action begins on June 20 with a $6,000-to-win 410ci winged sprint car event followed by two days of the Huset's 50. All three nights are hosted by Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., before Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., showcases the famed AGCO Jackson Nationals June 24-26. The final five nights of THE SHOWDOWN are World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races with a total purse exceeding $500,000. Additionally, if a driver is able to win the final night of the Huset's 50 and the AGCO Jackson Nationals he or she will bring home a whopping $180,000.

TICKET LINK -

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

 

Dietrich rallies big at Bridgeport, Port Royal and Lincoln double; Four All Star starts ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 12, 2021) – Despite Mother Nature washing away his plans to visit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 9, and BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 11, Dietrich’s extended week remained plenty eventful, as the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native successfully completed three feature starts over two days, advancing 29 positions in the process while acquiring two top-ten finishes.

Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car, activated his recent stretch with a midweek visit to Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, on Tuesday, April 6. Although forced to start 17th by way of heat race result, Dietrich was not deterred, eventually climbing nine positions to secure a top-ten in the form of an eighth-place finish.

Despite initial plans suggesting a visit to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 10, Port Royal Speedway’s announcement to utilize an earlier start time ultimately led to Dietrich having the opportunity to participate in both of the Saturday programs. A non-stop feature at Port Royal propelled a quick turnaround for Dietrich, which allowed for enough time to commute to Lincoln to battle in the evening’s final heat race.

“Double D” went on to climb ten positions in the Pigeon Hills, finishing 11th after starting 21st. Just a few hours prior, Dietrich advanced from 14th to finish fourth at the Port Royal “Speed Palace.”

“That was fun,” Danny Dietrich said of this Port Royal and Lincoln Speedway double. “Not too often do we have the opportunity to pull that off. It wouldn’t be possible without my team. We’ve passed a lot of cars this season. I think it’s time to get this ‘48’ up front and get a few more wins, too.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with four straight nights of competition with the All Star Circuit of Champions, set to join “America’s Series” during visits to Virginia Motor Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and Bedford Speedway on Thursday through Sunday, April 15-18. The four-race weekend will be accompanied by big paydays, as Virginia Motor Speedway’s Thursday Night Thunder event will award a $12,000 top prize, while Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic will award $10,000. The visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Bedford Speedway will each pay $6,000.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc., Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

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

Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track, as well as online at www.dannydietrich.com/merch

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 7
Top-10s: 12
Wins: 1

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

2019 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-five finishes, highlighted with a runner-up result, during World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals. Charged from 15th to sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 6. Scored first victory of 2021 during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 13. Rallied from 12th to fourth during Lincoln Speedway start on March 20. Jumped from 24th to ninth during a start at Williams Grove Speedway on March 26. Rallied from ninth to third during Port Royal Speedway visit on March 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 3. Finished eighth at Bridgeport Speedway on April 6. Charged from 14th to fourth during Port Royal Speedway start on April 10. Rallied from 21st to 11th during Lincoln Speedway start, also on April 10.

2021 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13)

 

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports victorious at Kokomo Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (April 12, 2021) – Not deterred by their midpack grid position, Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports put it all together on Friday evening at Kokomo Speedway and rallied big for their first win of the season, ultimately exchanging a 13th-place starting position for a spot on the victory lane platform.

Westfall, pilot of the Ray Marshall-owned/Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M sprint car, utilized the very bottom groove around Kokomo’s quarter-mile to work his way through the field, picking off spots one by one before securing the point over Robert Ballou and Cole Bodine. A series of cautions during the early segment of the main event kept the field entact; an early advantage for the former Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) champion.

The “Bumblebee Express” had intentions to make an appearance at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday, April 10, but Mother Nature interfered.

“It feels good to get that first win. They say the first win is always the hardest to get. We’ve had a lot of success at Kokomo over the years and it never gets old to win there,” Matt Westfall said, who earned a BOSS Series victory at Kokomo in 2020, as well as in 2019. “I can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for the opportunity to drive his cars. He gives us the equipment necessary to be successful and that clearly shows.”

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2021 campaign with a three-pack in the Hoosier State, set to join the USAC National Sprint Cars at Bloomington Speedway and Paragon Speedway on Friday and Sunday, April 16 and 18, split with a BOSS Series start at Plymouth on Saturday, August 17.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.

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

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

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

2019 Wins: 6 (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – April 13), (Fremont Speedway – BOSS – July 13), (Limaland Motorsports Park – Weekly – August 2), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 24) (Gas City Speedway – Weekly – September 13) (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – October 5)

2019 Championships: Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS)

2020 Wins: 4 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 29) (I-96 Speedway – BOSS – September 25) (I-96 Speedway – GLTS – October 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished seventh in BOSS Series opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park on March 27. Earned first victory of 2021 during Kokomo Speedway start on April 9.

2021 Wins: 1 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9)

 


Brock Zearfoss will continue WoO campaign in Oklahoma and Texas

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 12, 2021) – After what proved to be another up and down weekend, finishing 13th during his Kokomo Speedway visit on Friday, April 9, followed by an unfortunate “DNF” after utilizing a provisional at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, April 10, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will do his best to persevere and continue on down the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series trail for visits to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, and Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and Saturday, April 16-17. Adding some pep to the weekend’s step, the Devil’s Bowl visit, dubbed the Texas Outlaw Nationals, will award a $20,000 top prize.

Although Zearfoss has yet to visit Lawton and Devil’s Bowl with the Greatest Show On Dirt, the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-native is certainly familiar with the territory, as Zearfoss visited each of the facilities with the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2020. The 2021 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender highlighted his All Star starts with an eighth-place performance at Devil’s Bowl after starting 14th on the evening grid.

Entering the Oklahoma and Texas double, Brock Zearfoss, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, No. 3Z sprint car, is currently ninth in the WoO championship standings, padded by three top-ten finishes in 13 Series starts.

“We want to keep things rolling,” Brock Zearfoss said, a former Port Royal Speedway champion and Outlaws winner at Williams Grove Speedway. “Our goal right now is to find a little bit of momentum and consistency. Things are a little too up and down right now, but we’ll get things where they need to be. I have a great, hard working team and without their help, I’d be sitting at home right now. We have what it takes to beat the best in the world and we’re going to do what we can to accomplish that feat this weekend.”

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, X-1 Race Cars, Simpson Racing Products, KX3 Racewear, BK Titanium, Blud Lubricants, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, RV 4 Wheel Drive and Performance Automotive, 87 Speed, Walker Performance Filtration, and Bell Helmets.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 6
Top-10s: 9
*2020 Australia starts included

2021 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 0
Top-10s: 3

2021 Victories: 3 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9)

2021 Highlights: Finished third during first-ever start at Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia, on December 26. Finished second during the second round of Western Australia Speedweek at Perth on December 28. Finished second during the third round of Western Australia Speedweek at Bunbury on January 1. Won first-ever feature in Australia on January 2 at Ellenbrook Speedway. Swept Western Australia Speedweek finale at Perth Motorplex on January 9. Scored Western Australia Speedweek championship. Highlighted first weekend as full-time Outlaw with 13th-place finish at Volusia Speedway Park on February 7. Finished seventh at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Finished tenth during WoO debut at The Rev in Louisiana on Saturday, March 13. Finished ninth during Cotton Bowl Speedway start on Saturday, March 20.

 


Whittall shows promise in home state start; All Star events next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (April 12, 2021) – Rejuvenating his 2021 campaign, Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall nailed down his best performance of the season during his recent week of competition. Incidentally, the result occurred in his home state and less than an hour from his front door.

Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, No. 67 sprint car, visited two tracks in two states during his recent stretch, highlighted with a 12th-place outcome during the “Posse Invasion” of Bridgeport Speedway on Tuesday, April 6.

Although just shy of a top-ten outcome, Whittall’s performance in the Garden State was strong, bumping ahead two spots after starting on the outside of row seven. With only a month to wait, Whittall is already looking ahead to another Bridgeport Speedway visit when the World of Outlaws come to town on May 18.

Despite weather interfering with plans to visit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 9, Whittall moved on and continued his extended week with a stop at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 10. Whittall finished 16th at the “Speed Palace,” ultimately maintaining his position after starting in the exact same spot.

“It was awesome to put together a solid night at Bridgeport,” Justin Whittall explained. “We don’t have the opportunity to race that close to home very often, so to put together something like that is pretty special. I can’t thank my family, team, and partners enough for their support in 2021. We have another big weekend ahead, so hopefully we can keep improving and work for some solid finishes with the All Stars.”

Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2021 campaign with back-to-back starts with the All Star Circuit of Champions, set to join “America’s Series” at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 16-17. The weekend will offer a total winner’s share equaling $16,000; $6,000 at The Grove and $10,000 at Port’s Keith Kauffman Classic.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Brotherton Brewing Company, Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction LLC, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, FK Rod Ends, Stilo Helmets, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Enterprise, Ground Blind Boys, Ryan Taylor Graphics.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports and Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall. Fans should keep up with Justin Whittall on the Web at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at the official online home of JW Motorsports: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Qualified for WoO main event at Bridgeport Speedway on May 21. Finished 14th during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Climbed from 22nd to 11th at Port Royal Speedway on June 22. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 20. Finished tenth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 10. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 24.

2020 Highlights: Finished 16th at Lincoln Speedway on May 30th (46 cars entered). Finished third at Port Royal Speedway during Open Wheel Madness on Saturday, June 20. Finished fifth during 410 action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, July 25. Finished ninth during Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Saturday, August 29. Highlights Labor Day weekend with fifth-place run at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 6.

2021 Highlights: Finished 12th during Bridgeport Speedway start on Tuesday, April 6.


 

LRP TO HOST THE MAXIMA RACING OIL MUST SEE RACING LIGHTS OPENER

April 12, 2021 – Holly, Michigan – The Maxima Racing Oil Must See Racing Lights Series is one week away from kicking off its 2021 season.
The action begins for the second year series on Saturday April 17 at Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio.

Defending series champion JJ Henes will attempt to defend his throne. The Lagrange, Ohio teenager won the 2020 championship on the final
night of the season. A tight point battle with Dylan Watson went right down to the wire. Henes won by a mere two points to claim the 2020
championship and collected one feature victory in the process.

The series, powered by 602 GM sealed crate motors, was created to give younger drivers seat time in a winged asphalt sprint car and
give the MSR 410 series a feeder system of top-notch young talent. The series has done just that as a handful of drivers from this series will
make their 410 debuts in 2021.

This year’s roster of drivers will be a mixture of youth and veterans. Former Supermodified veteran and current MSR 410 competitor Charlie
Shultz is expected to compete in 2021 as well as Jacob Dolinar who also competes in the 410 series.

Other drivers expected to compete include Joshua Sexton, James Rader, Joey Wyckoff, Dylan Watson, Justin Stanley, John Reiser, Tim Henthorn,
Jason Rader and 17-year-old lady racer Lauren DePasquale.

It is only fitting that the season opener will be hosted by Lorain Raceway Park as many drivers in the series call LRP home. LRP will also host
the series in June, August and for the series championship in October. Henes and Wyckoff each found victory lane at LRP in 2020 Maxima
Racing Oil Must See Racing Lights Series.

For more info on the Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Lights Series please log on to www.mustseeracing.com as well as Facebook.

 

Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing aim to rebound at Lawton and Devil’s Bowl


Date: Friday, April 9th
Event: The Outlaws visit Kokomo
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, Indiana)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 25th (7th)

Date: Saturday, April 10th
Event: The Outlaws visit Tri-State
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, Indiana)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 16th (21st)

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Seventh | 1696 points [184 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 12, 2021) - It has not been an easy stretch for Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz, unable to reach the top-ten during his Tri-State Speedway start on Saturday, April 10, following another unexpected “DNF” while in action at Kokomo Speedway on Friday, April 9, but the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and 299-time Series winner will aim high to put that poor momentum to the side, as the Greatest Show On Dirt preps for their return to Oklahoma and Texas for a two-race sweep on April 16-17.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Carquest Auto Parts/Curb Records/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/Digital Ally/Advance Auto Parts/Rush Truck Centers/Absolute Automation and Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, will begin the coming weekend with a visit to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, on Friday, April 16. A destination on the WoO schedule for a second consecutive season, Schatz finished sixth during his Lawton appearance in 2020, improving one position after starting seventh on the 35-lap grid.

The upcoming weekend will continue, as well as conclude, with the historic Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 17. Competitors will chase a $20,000 top prize during their visit to greater Dallas; a venue that has been on the World of Outlaws schedule since Series action commenced in 1978.

Incidentally, Schatz’ 2020 Devil’s Bowl start ended in the exact same manner as his Lawton visit; improving one position to finish sixth. Just two years prior, Schatz was the Devil’s Bowl Texas Outlaw Nationals winner, banking a $20,000 payday over Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart.

Despite final results ending short of expectation, Schatz’ recent weekend in the Hoosier State did have some shining moments, at least on Friday at Kokomo Speedway when the ten-time champ finished second during his respective heat race, ultimately qualifying for the evening’s dash. A seventh-place dash result allowed Schatz to start the main event from the inside of row four.

Unfortunately, his campaign inside the top-ten was short lived, as issues from under the hood forced Schatz to go pit-side after one circuit.

Schatz was scored 16th in Tri-State Speedway’s 40-lap contest on Saturday, forced to battle through the Last Chance Showdown to make the A-Main after finishing sixth during his respective heat race.

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

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Overall Statistics:
Races: 21
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 11
Top-10s: 15
**Numbers reflect overall statistics

2021 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 13
World of Outlaws Wins: 0
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 6
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 7
**Numbers reflect WoO statistics, only

 

 

Great Fields for Friday Night at Premier Speedway!

Tickets will be available for purchase up until midnight on Thursday night for this Friday’s final race of the 2020-21 Premier Speedway season, with a huge ensemble of 99 cars entered across the three divisions which include 360 Sprintcars as a part of the Triple Crown Series, Wingless Sprints and Junior Formula 500’s.

With discounted adult admission of just $20 and all Children 15 and Under admitted for $5, there will be plenty of on-track entertainment to round out the season, with Patrons reminded that access to the venue will be via the Warrnambool side only.

Current Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion Brett Milburn headlines a strong field of 41 Sprintcars with regular visitors to Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool including Grant Anderson, John Vogels, Domain Ramsay, Eddie Lumbar, Matthew Reed, Dennis Jones, Tim Van Ginneken and Jordyn Charge all amongst the forty-plus entry list.

Yet again the Wingless Sprints have entered with strong competitor numbers with current State Champion Alex Ross joining the likes of Luke Weel, Mitchell Broome, Luke and Daniel Storer, Travis Millar, Andy Hibbert, Harry Ross, Glenn Watts and Geoff Cook in the star-studded line up.

A great deal of excitement surrounds the debut appearance of the Junior Formula 500’s at Premier Speedway this weekend, with some familiar names set to make an appearance.

Tyler Maggs, son of former Sprintcar racer Daryn and Grand Son of Jack, will join Chad Bell, son of Stephen Bell, Zoe Pearce daughter of Speedcar Ace Andy Pearce and Grand Daughter of Ian ‘The Fly’ Lewis as some of the familiar names in the 16 strong field!

With gates opening on Friday at 4pm and cars on track at 5pm, it is looking like being a great night of racing to round out the season.

The full list of entrants as at midday on Monday April 12 is as follows:

Sprintcars:

A1 Brett Milburn
V2 Domain Ramsay
VA3 Kaidon Brown
V4 Phil Lock

D7 Matthew Reed
V7 Paul Solomon
VA10 Steven Loader
V11 Grant Anderson
VA11 Phil Micallef
VA14 Chris Rodda
V15 David Dennison
V17 Dennis Jones
V18 Sam Millar
VA18 Mitchell Sutej
V19 Sam Wren
D21 Zac Farrer
V21 Ben Micallef
V29 Michael Tancredi
N36 Eddie Lumbar
VA37 Darryl Atkinson
VA38 Steve McIntyre
V39 Brett Smith
VA42 Mark Noonan
SA44 Daniel Evans
V44 Tm Van Ginneken
V46 Jordan Abbott
N46 Stacey Galliford
VA47 Ben Morrison
VA49 Shaun Lyness
V60 Jordyn Charge
V70 John Vogels
V71 Marcus Green
V73 Charles Hunter
V75 Mitchell Smith
V83 Christopher Solomon
V86 Justin Barton
V88 Renae Eastham
VA91 Daniel Scott
VA96 Daniel Mayson
VA98 Shane Steenholdt

Wingless Sprints:

V2 Travis Millar
V4 Carly Walsh
V5 Paul Drew
VX5 Luke McCutcheon
V6 Todd Hobson
V10 Will Scott
V14 Harry Ross
VX14 Glenn Watts
VX15 Greg Bishop
V17 Andy Hibbert
S20 Harley Alexander
V23 Mathew Balcombe
S23 Jack McCarthy
Q26 Kerry Bright
V33 Luke Storer
V34 Shaun Farnsworth
S35 Mitchell Broome
V36 Ashley Cook
V39 Tyler Benson
VX41 Aaron Kennett
VX43 Benjamin Kirby
V43 Daniel Storer
VX46 Michael McDonald
VX50 Luke Weel
V51 Jordan Nicholas
VX59 Kyle Mayson
V62 Trevor Bullock
VX62 Kasey Garlick
V67 Christopher Halesworth
VX68 Kim-Loong Gosling
V70 Aron Lawrence
VX71 Rhys Buck
V72 Tyson Bartlett
V76 Kelvin Johnson
VX76 Marc Waddington
V77 Alex Ross
V79 Clint McLaren
S86 Kirby Hillyer
VX88 Esther Thomson
V95 Geoff Cook
VX95 Ben Poliansky
VX97 Blake Walsh

 

 

Zimmerman Zooms To Heart O’ Texas Victory With ASCS Elite Non-Wing

Bryan Hulbert – WACO, Texas (April 9, 2021) Making it ten career victories with the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating, Justin Zimmerman topped the Gordon Wolley Classic Friday night at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway.

Fifth to second on the opening lap, Zimmerman trailed Keith Martin through the first part of Friday’s A-Feature. Pacing low on the Heart O’ Texas Speedway, the field slowed on Lap 3 for a pair of cars coming together in the third and fourth turns.

Keeping Zimmerman at bay on the restart, Martin slipped high through turns three and four. Opening the door for Justin, the No. 1 worked even with the No. 79 into the first turn. Drag racing to the back straightaway, the pair made contact, sending the Express Car Wash entry on a wild series of flips. Martin was able to walk away.

Restarting with Dalton Stevens in pursuit, traffic presented a couple of shots at the lead with the No. 99 not able to capitalize. Building distance for a few laps, traffic again bought Stevens within striking distance as the caution lights blinked just after the white flag waved.

Back to green, Dalton Stevens spun to a stop to draw another caution. Final time to the green with Paul White in pursuit, the wily veteran had his hands full with 11th starting. Steven Shebester, lurking on the outside line. Letting Zimmerman pull away, the margin at the line was 1.373-seconds. Paul White held on for second by 0.194-seconds over Steven Shebester, with Cody Price and Mason Smith making up the top-five.

Harli White from 13th came up to sixth with Stephen Smith seventh. Colby Estes followed, with Chase Parson and Scott Evans completing the top ten.

The ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating goes green again on Saturday, April 10, at Abilene Speedway. Gates open at 5:30 P.M. with racing at 8:00 P.M. (CDT). Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for Senior and Military, and free for kids five and under. Pits are $35.

Abilene Speedway is located at 6825 West Hwy. 80 in Abilene, Texas. For more information, follow the track on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AbileneSpeedway, at http://www.abilenespeedway.com, or by calling (325) 692-8800.

Live coverage for fans not able to attend can be found at http://www.racinboys.com.

The 2021 season is the 30th year of competition for the American Sprint Car Series.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2021, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:

ASCS Elite Non-Wing
Heart O’Texas Speedway (Waco, Texas)
Friday, April 9, 2021

Car Count: 22

Texas Aeroplastics Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 31-Mason Smith[2]; 2. 1-Paul White[4]; 3. 91-Cody Price[6]; 4. 22X-Steven Shebester[5]; 5. 24-TJ Herrell[1]; 6. 72-Harli White[8]; 7. 18-Devon Debrick[3]; 8. 51X-Ben Saye[7]

Pro-Tech Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. #1-Justin Zimmerman[6]; 2. 57-Chase Parson[3]; 3. 52-JD Fry[1]; 4. 48-Caden McCreary[7]; 5. 64-Mark Zoeller[4]; 6. 118-Scott Evans[5]; 7. 44-Jason Howell[2]

SCP Polymers Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 79X-Keith Martin[5]; 2. 99X-Dalton Stevens[6]; 3. 71-Colby Estes[2]; 4. 3S-Stephen Smith[7]; 5. 21-Michelle Parson[4]; 6. 33-Mike Merrell[3]; 7. 51-Jim Gardner[1]

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. #1-Justin Zimmerman[5]; 2. 1-Paul White[4]; 3. 22X-Steven Shebester[11]; 4. 91-Cody Price[6]; 5. 31-Mason Smith[2]; 6. 72-Harli White[13]; 7. 3S-Stephen Smith[9]; 8. 71-Colby Estes[10]; 9. 57-Chase Parson[7]; 10. 118-Scott Evans[17]; 11. 21-Michelle Parson[15]; 12. 51X-Ben Saye[21]; 13. 18-Devon Debrick[19]; 14. 33-Mike Merrell[18]; 15. 64-Mark Zoeller[14]; 16. 51-Jim Gardner[22]; 17. 99X-Dalton Stevens[1]; 18. 48-Caden McCreary[8]; 19. 79X-Keith Martin[3]; 20. 24-TJ Herrell[16]; 21. 52-JD Fry[12]; 22. (DNS) 44-Jason Howell

 

 

JUSTYN COX RACING TO AWARD 360 SPRINT CAR DRIVE TO DELTA SUPER CHAMPION

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (April 9, 2021) – Competitors at the Delta Speedway presented by the Financial Center Credit Union will have something special to race for in 2021, as the track Super 600 champion will earn a test and a race with Justyn Cox Racing in 360 Sprint Car competition in 2022.

Cox, the 2007 Restricted track champion hailing out of Clarksburg, Calif., has become a routine visitor to victory lane at Placerville Speedway and across the Sprint Car world in California. He has elected to give back to the Micro Sprint community and the 1/7th mile dirt oval where his career started.

“Delta speedway is a place I ran for a couple years while moving through the ranks. Some of my fondest memories and closest friends come from my time racing at Delta,” Cox said. “I love getting to work with drivers getting their feet wet, and I’d be at both the test and race to help the transition go smooth. I hope this creates great buzz around Delta and add a little spice to the championship digs. Best of luck to all competitors!”

Cox Racing has provided driver rentals to young talented racers including Jesse Love in 2020 with crew chief Rodney Tiner on the wrenches. Cox Racing has availability throughout the 2021 season and beyond for drivers to develop in the sport.

Delta Speedway’s championship season opens this Saturday with fans in the stands, with racing for Super 600, Non-Wing, Restricted, and Jr. Sprints.

Pit gates open at noon with the driver’s meeting at 4:30 pm and hot laps to follow. Delta Speedway Stockton thanks Financial Center Credit Union, Interstate Truck Center, Lovotti Air, 22 Metal Works, Van De Pol Petroleum, Kludt Oil, Starr Property Management, Performance Electronics, and Hoosier Tire for their support of the 2021 season.

For more information on Delta Speedway presented by Financial Center Credit Union, follow us online at www.deltaspeedwaystockton.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through April 8

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 267; 2. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 194; 3. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 193; 4. Ryan Rocha, Hanford, Calif., 182; 5. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 178; 6. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 171; 7. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 165; 8. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 157; 9. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Wash., and Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, both 152; 11. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 150; 12. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 147; 13. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 145; 14. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 143; 15. Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 138; 16. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 136; 17. Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., 134; 18. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 133; 19. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., and Kevin Barnes, Fresno, Calif., both 132.

KMJ Performance State Standings

California – 1. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 194; 2. Ryan Rocha, Hanford, Calif., 182; 3. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 165; 4. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 157; 5. Lane Taylor, McKenna, Washington, 152; 6. Brandon Stidham, Kerman, Calif., 134; 7. Kevin Barnes, Fresno, Calif., 132; 8. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 131; 9. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 122; 10. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 116.

Louisiana – 1. Christopher Townsend, Cleveland, Texas, 39; 2. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 37; 3. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 36; 4. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 34; 5. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 33; 6. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 29; 7. Randy Noble, Spring, Texas, 28; 8. Austin Smith, Tatum, Texas, 27.

New Jersey – 1. Kevin Nagy, Wind Gap, Pa., 40; 2. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 39; 3. Domenic Melair, Warrington, Pa., 38; 4. Rory Janney, Estell Manor, N.J., 37; 5. Bryant Davis, Norwood, Pa., 36; 6. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 35; 7. Zackery Bealer, Lehighton, Pa., 34; 8. Cody West, Boyertown, Pa., 33; 9. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 32; 10. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 31.

North Carolina – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 78; 2. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Jeff Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., both 75; 4. Alysha Bay, Canandaigua, N.Y., and Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., both 68; 6. Jeremy Kornbau, Hermitage, Pa., 67; 7. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 66; 8. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 61; 9. Daniel Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 60; 10. Darryl Ruggles, Canandaigua, N.Y., 58.

Oklahoma – 1. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 143; 2. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 136; 3. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 132; 4. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 75; 5. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 72; 6. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 65; 7. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., and Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, both 63; 9. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., and Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., both 62.

Pennsylvania – 1. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., Ken Duke, Winfield, Pennsylvania, and Devin Ad­ams, Lebanon, Pa., each 70; 4. Mikell McGee, Doylesburg, Pa., 66; 5. David Grube, York Haven, Pa., 59; 6. Jaremi Hanson, Dillsburg, Pa., 57; 7. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 54; 8. Domenic Melair, Warrington, Pa., 49; 9. Kassidy Kreitz, Sinking Spring, Pa., 48; 10. Kyle Colwell, Knox, Pa., and Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., both 47.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 267; 2. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 193; 3. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 152; 4. Chase Brewer, Waxahachie, Texas, 143; 5. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 133; 6. Daniel (D.J.) Estes, Fort Worth, Texas, 124; 7. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 117; 8. Joseph Kasper, Rowlett, Texas, 116; 9. Austin Saunders, Haslet, Texas, 115; 10. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, and Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, both 113.

 

 

Opening Night is Just One Week Away!


In just 8 days, the roar of engines will once again sound through the town of Knoxville, Iowa! It's time...to get BACK to the TRACK!

The Pella Motors/Kraig Ford season opener will kick off the 68th Knoxville Raceway season on Saturday, April 17.

Everything you need to know for the Pella Motors/Kraig Ford season opener:

Pit Gates Open - 3:30pm, CT
Grandstand Gates Open: 5:30pm, CT
Hot Laps Begin: 6:15pm, CT
Ticket Prices: Adults - $15; Teens - $10; Children 12 and under - free. Tickets available at the ticket office on race day.
Pit Passes - $30
Pits will be open following the races.
If you can't make it to the track, watch live on DIRTVision.com

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Season Push-Off Party on Friday, April 16 has been canceled. Practice night will continue, starting at 7pm, CT and ending 9pm, CT. Admission for practice night is free. Pit Passes can also be purchase for $10.
Brian Brown to Join SRX Race at Knoxville Raceway


The Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) announced their specialty drivers that will compete in specific races.

Brian Brown will attempt to defend his turf from the series' superstars when they compete at Knoxville Raceway on June 19. And, he's pulling double-duty, racing his Casey's/FVP No. 21 sprint car that night, too!

Watch Brown take on Tony Stewart, Bill Elliott, Helio Castroneves and more. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now here.
Fatheadz Eyewear Discount Offer For Knoxville Raceway Fans


Our friends at Fatheadz Eyewear are offering a discount for all of our fans at Knoxville Raceway!

Fatheadz, the leader in oversized eyewear, has styles for both men and women. Check out their full range of styles online at Fatheadz.com.

Use code KNOXVILLE at check out to receive 40% off!
Now Hiring: Pella Motors Two-Seat Sprint Car Driver


Knoxville Raceway and Pella Motors are looking for a two-seater sprint car driver for the 2021 race season!

Applicants must have experience driving a sprint car and must be available to work on race nights.

If interested, email Kendra Jacobs.
COVID Guidelines & Protocols at Knoxville Raceway


One year ago, we were devastated to put the start of the 2020 racing season at Knoxville Raceway on hold. We are grateful and excited to see the fans on opening night in 2021!

We do take your health and safety seriously. We continue to work with state and local officials to make sure that we are following all guidelines and restrictions for our events.

Before you join us at the track, please read through our current COVID guidelines and protocols here. We're looking forward to having you at the track with us, but if you are feeling ill or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID, please choose another weekend to join us. We sincerely thank all of the fans for your understanding, patience and cooperation.

 

 

All Stars 14th season done and dusted

21 year old Rusty Hickman added his name to the record books taking out the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometer’s All Star Series Championship. Not only is he the youngest driver to win the Championship he also repeated his Dads victory in the inaugural season back in
2008 making them the first father and son team to win the elite honour. Friday night at B&S
Timmis Speedway the young gun showed just why he has taken out the award runni ng the
wall most of the race while Dad Darren paced up and down in Turn 2. “I reckon Darren was counting the laps down more than Rusty while the nerves kicked in waiting for the checkers. I’m not sure where Sandi was but I imagine she would have been the same. To see just how special it was for the entire family makes Rustys win even sweeter.

The series then got to congratulate their Drivers, Teams and Sponsors at the end of season Presentation at the Reddy Pub Saturday night and with a large crowd in attendance the Awards were presented.

The accolades went to:
H’s Star Award – Leo Caruso
Best Presented Car & Crew – Hunter Motorsport
Crew Chief of the Year – Darren Hickman
Rookie it the Year – Jason Bolitho - winning 4 Max Wheels from Max Dumesny Motorsport B K Racing Products 6th overall – Phil Lock – winning a $500 voucher for K1 Racegear product
Vortex Altitude Award – Jason Bolitho - winning an Outlaw Top wing from Vortex Racing
Products
Drivers Driver –tied between Chris Solomon & Phil Lock
Rising Star Award – Todd Moule

In what is affectionately called the ‘Locky Award’ Chris Solomon tied with the All Star Legend to win the Drivers Driver Award. This is Locks 10th time he has won this prestigious prize again proving just how respected he is.

Top 10 in the Championship - 1st V40 Rusty Hickman, SA33 Mark Caruso, 3rd V73 Charles
Hunter, 4th V83 Chris Solomon, 5th SA44 Dan Evans, 6th V4 Phil Lock, 7th V34 Brenten Farrer,
8th VA91 Dan Scott, 9th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 10th VA52 Jason Bolitho

Also recognised were all the series loyal sponsors and officials some who have a lso been with us over the past 14 seasons. Without sponsors and officials like these the Series would not be able to run at the level it currently does.

Thanks everyone for a fantastic night and congratulations to everyone!!

 

 

SEASON OPENER NOW SET FOR MAY 22; SPRING SIZZER CANCELLED
(April 8, 2021) – The Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series will now debut on Victoria Day weekend. The 2021 KoT season was set to begin April 17 at Merrittville Speedway, however all April events at the Niagara Region venue were cancelled in the wake of Ontario’s four week provincial shutdown due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.

The Knights of Thunder schedule will now kick off Saturday, May 22 at Brighton Speedway, followed by a Victoria Day race at Merrittville Speedway on Monday, May 24. More than 30 drivers have indicated their intention to compete in at least a portion of the 2021 Knights of Thunder season. While several Sprint Car races were run at Merrittville in 2020, Brighton hasn’t played host to the winged open wheel racers since 2019 and anticipation is high for their return.

Make sure to visit the official website and social media pages of the Knights of Thunder for news and updates on Eastern Canada’s newest racing series:
Website: www.knightsofthunder.com
Twitter: @KoTSprints
Facebook: KnightsofThunderSprintCars
Instagram: @knightsofthunder
YouTube: GForceTV

About the Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series: Founded in 2021, Knights of Thunder is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. The 2021 schedule consists of 26 events at seven different venues in the province; each event will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The 2021 Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Hoosier Tire Canada, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet, and EPIC Racewear. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

 

 

Brian Brown Posts First Top 10 of Season With World of Outlaws in Pevely

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (April 8, 2021) - Brian Brown recorded his first top 10 of the season during World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competition last Friday to kick off a doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

April 2 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 9 (11).

"We didn't qualify as well as we'd like, but we started sixth in the heat and went forward to fourth," Brown said. "In the A Main we were pretty decent. We were in the top 10 and I had a bad double-file restart and lost almost five spots. We just scratched and clawed our way back to our first top 10 with the Outlaws this year. The guys are working hard and we're progressing. It was a solid night of passing cars and it felt like we're racing. It was a good notebook night and we were able to look forward to Pevely on Saturday night."

April 3 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 14 (14).

"It started like Night 1 as we qualified in the same spot," Brown said. "We went from sixth to fifth in the heat. In the feature it was the same scenario where we made some progress in the beginning, lost some progress and came back to finish 14th. It felt like we were off a little bit versus Friday. Sometimes you'll have that. Overall, it was a decent weekend and it was awesome to see a full crowd. It seems like the fans are as pumped to be at the track as we are to see them back at the track. It's great for all of our partners, Casey's, FVP, everybody that supports us and allows us to go out and run these races."

UP NEXT - Friday at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, and Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and Midwest Open Wheel Association

"This weekend we're just watching the weather," Brown said. "The tentative plan is to be in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday with an open 410 race and Saturday with the IRA in Burlington. We'll watch the weather and see what happens. We're looking forward to getting to a great track and seeing all the fans."

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 6 top 15s, 12 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune 500 company operating over 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Often located in the heart of its communities, Casey's General Stores provides freshly prepared foods, quality gasoline, and friendly service at every location. Guests can enjoy famous, made-from-scratch pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and (at select stores) Casey's made-to-order sub sandwiches. Learn more and order online at http://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

FVP is built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service. FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

The FVP brand started with competitively priced OEM quality batteries, filters, and radiators for cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. FVP now proudly offers a full line of batteries for all of your automotive, RV, boating, commercial and lawn & garden needs. FVP also offers a wide array of condensers, hub assemblies, motor oil, oil filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, transmission filters, antifreeze, DEF, and chemicals.

FVP products are verified, proven, and built to the industry's highest quality standards. Visit http://www.FVPparts.com to learn more.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Maxim Racing

Maxim Racing is one of the world's leading sprint car chassis design and engineering companies. For more information, visit http://www.RaceMaxims.com.

"Maxim is a family owned business that really takes pride in not only building the safest cars, but the fastest cars," Brown said. "If you look at all the races across the country they win a majority of them. We've been with them since 2004 because we feel they build the best chassis."

Brian Brown Racing would also like to thank Casey's, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, FVP Stay Tuned, Rams Racing, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Ditzfeld Transport, J.D. Welding & Machine, Rowdy Energy, Smiley's Racing Products, The Waldinger Corporation, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Blue Springs Ford Collision Center, Fultz Excavating, SalCo, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny's Components, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Veteran's Community Project, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and MSD Ignition for their continued support.

BRIAN BROWN RACING -

Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 120 feature victories and three track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, since the team was created in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .

 

 

Starks Heading to California for Opportunity With Roth Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (April 8, 2021) - Trey Starks has landed a one-off race behind the wheel of a Roth Motorsports sprint car.

The team is venturing to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., this Saturday. It will mark Starks' first time racing in California since October 2017 and his first time competing at the dirt oval since October 2012.

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as Todd and Brent Ventura for giving me an opportunity," Starks said. "It's a one-time deal for now. Potentially there's an opportunity in the future, but for now it's just this race.

"It's exciting to get to run again. I haven't been in a car for a while and it's been a while since I've raced in California. We used to do it a lot."

Starks was victorious at Keller Auto Speedway in April 2012. That was one of two podium performances at the track that year. He also earned a pair of runner-up results there in 2011.

"It's one of my favorite tracks," he said. "When I used to run there I liked the shape of it. It's one of the only tracks down there in California with no walls. It's a pretty good size and is pretty wide so that gives you room to race. It's one of the tracks we used to have fun at when we raced down there.

"I'd like to go down there and have a solid weekend. It'd be nice to perform well. I'm just excited to get back in a car."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Pair of Top-5s for Covington at LOS

CG Motorsports- GLENPOOL, Ok. (April 8th, 2021) Matt Covington came home with a pair of top-5’s this past weekend at Lake Ozark Speedway with the ASCS Sooner/Warrior region.

Both nights forced Covington to fight hard for his finishing positions. Friday night started well with a heat race win from the outside pole position. This effort set him up in the 6th starting position for the night’s A-Main. However, Covington was faced with a few obstacles to earn his 4th place finish.

“We had a fast car Friday,” Covington commented, “but the results didn’t show that very well. The track surface was also rough in a few spots and had some holes I had to be careful of. Making contact with other cars twice during the race didn’t help anything either, almost having to come to a stop after one. That cost me quite a few spots. So, I had to come back all the way from outside the top 10 to get back up to 4th.”

Saturday was also a challenging night for Covington and the team. After a 3rd place heat finish with no passing points, he had his work cut out for him starting 11th in the feature.

“Saturday did show off how fast the car was,” Matt remarked. “We were able to drive through the field pretty quickly and had a winning car speed wise. Unfortunately, after getting up to 5th to run down the leaders, we ran into car problems. From then on, I had to go into survival mode just to keep my spot until the end and finish the race. But all in all, two top-5’s and a fast race car makes a pretty good weekend for the team.”

With the changing of the weather forecast, Matt Covington is undecided where they might race this weekend.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who will make this 2021 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, All-Star Performance, Loose Change, South Plains Towing, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, and T&L Foundry.

2021 STATS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: TBA

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.flosports.tv and http://www.RacinBoys.com for paid, live audio and Live feature video to subscribers during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2021 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2020 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing

 

 

Kyle Larson & More Competed In Most Recent USAC Race at Winchester

USAC is scheduled to make their return to the high banks of Winchester Speedway on Sunday, May 9 for the Rich Vogler Classic featuring the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series for the first time. It will mark USAC’s first sanctioned race at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile in 10 years.

Let’s look into our time capsule at that last USAC-sanctioned race at Winchester, which was also the most recent Rich Vogler Classic held at the facility and the final USAC Sprint Car race held on pavement before switching to a fully-dirt series.

The date was September 18, 2011. The USAC National Sprints made the trip to Winchester for the fifth and final pavement race of the season. Current Little 500 champion Bobby Santos III had won the most recent paved race for the USAC Sprints at Lucas Oil Raceway a month before. Meanwhile, Casey Riggs had just won his second and final career USAC Sprint feature on the dirt the night before at Tri-State Speedway in Southwest Indiana.

A strong field of drivers were on hand for the Rich Vogler Classic. Santos was looking to hold on to the USAC National Sprint pavement points lead that day, but had to battle the likes of Tracy Hines, Chris Windom, Kody Swanson and a young Kyle Larson.

Hines was the fast qualifier that day, with a time of 14.015 seconds. Aaron Pierce won the first heat race over Jacob Wilson and Hines, while Larson took the second heat win over Windom and Brian Olson.

The 30-lap feature to decide the Rich Vogler Classic champion would be all Tracy Hines. It took the USAC Triple Crown champion just 12 laps to drive from sixth to the race lead. He then led the final 19 laps to take the win over Bobby East, Windom, Kody Swanson and Larson.

The final USAC Pavement Sprint race was set to be held at Lucas Oil Raceway, but mother nature would postpone, and eventually cancel that event. USAC moved the Sprint Cars to a strictly-dirt schedule starting in 2012. That memes the 2011 Rich Vogler Classic was the final pavement USAC Sprint Car race to date. The event then moved to Lucas Oil Raceway in 2012 as a Silver Crown and Midget combination event before it strictly became a Silver Crown race.

Santos would be crowned the USAC Pavement Sprint Car champion in 2011 by winning two of the five races at Anderson Speedway and Lucas Oil Raceway. On the dirt side, current USAC Competition Director Levi Jones won his record-fifth USAC National Sprint championship by 99 points over Chris Windom. Jones won three races throughout the season (Lincoln Speedway, Lawrenceburg Speedway and Keller Auto Speedway).

Tickets for USAC Silver Crown’s inaugural visit to Winchester Speedway, and the return of USAC for the Rich Vogler Classic on Sunday, May 9, are available for purchase online at winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.

Follow Winchester Speedway on Twitter and Instagram @FastestHalfMile and we invite you to like Winchester Speedway on Facebook. USAC can be found on Twitter and Instagram @USACNation, as well as on Facebook.

For more information regarding the Rich Vogler Classic, visit Winchester Speedway online at winchesterspeedway.com, or USAC at usacracing.com. Facebook icon Instagram icon Twitter icon Website icon Email icon

 

 

Dave Helm 410 Winged Sprint Car Classic ready to rumble Saturday in Hanford.

Hanford, CA. – 04/07/2021 …This Saturday night, Keller Auto Speedway will host the Dave Helm 410 Winged Sprint Car Classic (more race details below). Dave Helm was among the most humble, gentle, men that I encountered in a lifetime of racing associations. His passing in 2007 left a void in our sport that can never be filled. Dave was a graduate of Selma High School, and a veteran of the United States NAVY. In 1989, Helm established his famous Selma Shell Racing team. The #11 was vital to the Central Valley’s reputation as a hotbed for Sprint Cars. Some of the drivers that wheeled Helm’s ultra-fast entries included Steve Kent, Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan, Tim Shaffer, Lucas Wolfe, and the late Greg Hodnett. His impeccable equipment established itself as a championship contender in California before branching out to become a respected World of Outlaws traveling team. – Bobby Gerould

Front gates open Saturday at 4 pm. General admission tickets are available to the first 800 purchasers. (TO PURCHASE TICKETS) Please visit https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?i=1237773...
Once the 800 general admission tickets are sold, pit passes will be the only other option. A pit pass can be purchased on race day at the track. Pit admission allows entry to the grandstands. Cars are scheduled to hit the track at 5:15 pm.

The three-division card includes USAC Western States Midgets, USAC West Coast 360 wingless Sprint Cars, and the 410 Winged Sprint Cars that will vie for a $3,000 top-prize. The Dave Helm Classic 410 main event pays $400 to start, and a bonus of $300 is available to the highest finishing Winged Sprint Car that is running a 360 engine. $200 will be awarded to the second highest finishing winged 360.

(Quotes below are sourced from World of Outlaws)

“Dave was the best person I've ever worked for, friend-wise and business-wise. You meet a lot of people and every once in a while, in your life, this special guy comes along. He was that special guy.” – Charlie Garrett

"Dave's the kind of guy that you're glad you met," - Sonny Kratzer.

"I raced against his cars every Saturday night in Hanford, Calif. He was just one of those guys who would help anybody. He was a friendly individual. There wasn't a guy in the pit area that could say they had a problem with Dave Helm.” – Paul McMahan

 

 

Nienhiser Seventh With USAC at Lawrenceburg Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Reuniting with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series on Saturday night for the first time since the season opening trip to Florida, Paul Nienhiser picked up a seventh place finish aboard the KO Motorsports entry.

“I am really happy with how things went considering it was my first time at Lawrenceburg Speedway,” Nienhiser said. “I’m also glad we survived the night because I know how tough the place can be on equipment. It is a pretty intimidating place, with a ton of character.”

After struggling in warmups, the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Roadworks/Peterbilt team would go to work on Nienhiser’s No.5n mount and get him better for time trials as he would time in third fastest.

Lining up on the outside of the third row for heat race action, Nienhiser would take a liking to the high, scary, side of the speedway and jump up into the second position. Losing one spot, Nienhiser would still hang on to finish third and move directly into the feature event.

Lining up fifth for the feature event, Nienhiser would get off to a good start just as he did in heat race action as he jumped up to third in the race’s early stages.

Having some issues with a shock mount failing halfway through the race, Nienhiser would now have a handful to deal with as he worked around the Lawrenceburg Speedway facility.

Wrestling his machine around for the latter half of the race, Nienhiser would give up a few positions, but was still able to stay inside the Top-10 as he finished in the seventh position.

“Even with the part issue, we still had a great car and that is all a testament to the KO Motorsports team’s preparation in the shop,” Nienhiser said. “Really getting comfortable with this team, and in these cars. Thank you to everyone who makes this possible.”

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

2021 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: Friday night Nienhiser will return to the seat of the Scott Bonar No. 50 car as he competes with the IRA, and on Saturday night he will battle with the World of Outlaws aboard the KO Motorsports Winged entry.

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


 

Patriot Sprint Tour Begins Its 19th Season at Outlaw Speedway on April 16

(Dundee, NY) The A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will spring into action for the first time in 2021 at the historic Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY on Friday, April 16. The season opener will pay the winner $3,000 and $300 just to qualify. It will be the first sprint car event held in the Empire State this season.

The 2020 PST racing season was limited due to the Covid-19 restrictions that the New York State Government put on racetracks which made facilities either to host events with no fans or not race at all. This left several track promoters no choice but to pull all their special events off the season calendar.

The Patriot Sprint Tour however, was able to run four events in 2020 at with races at each Selinsgrove Speedway and Land of Legends Raceway, then two events at the Penn Can Speedway. Blaine Heimbach went on to win the Joe Whitcomb Memorial event at Selinsgrove speedway. Lucas Wolfe was the Land of Legends A- Main winner and it was Davie Franek and Matt Farnham the A-Main winners at Penn Can.

Flip the page to 2021, several teams have refreshed their entire racing programs and plan on tackling the entire Patriot Sprint Tour schedule. Drivers included are 2019 series champion, Davie Franek along with Jordan Thomas, five time series champion Jared Zimbardi, Steve Glover, Dave Axton and the Trenca Brothers of Joe and John. Other drivers also gearing up for the 2021 PST season are competitors like Paulie Colagiovanni, Jonathan Preston, Brett Wright, Chuck Hebing, and sophomore driver, Dallas Schott.

The event at Outlaw Speedway will be the 52nd occurrence the Patriots have visited the fast four-tenths mile D Shaped track. Tyler Siri will enter his fifth season as the track proprietor.

This will be the first of five events held at Outlaw Speedway in 2021 for the Patriots. The rain date for this event is Saturday, April 17.

The next scheduled event at Outlaw is Friday, July 30, which is apart of the Outlaw Summer Nationals.

Per Outlaw Speedway, spectators WILL be permitted into the speedway but must follow all CDC guidelines (wearing a mask and maintaining a six-foot distance from your group).

For more information pertaining to the 2021 Patriot Sprint Tour season, please be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com . You can also connect with the Patriot Sprint Tour on social media by them on facebook and to follow @PatriotSprints on facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Triple Crown to Rock Sungold – Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now!

The Sprintcar Racing Association of Victoria’s 360 Triple Crown Series as presented by A Plus Powder Coating, will rock Sungold Stadium on Friday, yes Friday April 16, 2021 along with the Wingless Sprints and all of the excitement of the up-and-coming talent of the Junior Formula 500 ranks!

A number of the Triple Crown Entrants will also be a part of a Random Draw for a $1,000 dollar draw with thanks to Victory Lane Racegear for any driver that has contested every night of the Premier Speedway Club season!

At the completion of the Easter Sprintcar Trail an amazing 17 drivers remain eligible for this award. A further $600 voucher will go the way of the second driver drawn with $400 to the third driver drawn, all thanks to Mat and Renae Eastham, Victory Lane Racegear and Premier Speedway.

As a thank you to the Fans who have enabled us to get the 2020-21 Season up and going initially, and then who have supported it throughout, Tickets for this event are now on sale with Adult Admission reduced as a part of an Early Bird Ticket Offer for just $20.00!

That’s right, Adult Tickets, including in the Grandstand and Terrace areas are available now via www.premierspeedway.com.au for just $20.00 with all Kids Tickets (15 and Under) available for just $5.00 each!

At this time, and unless ticket sales dictate otherwise, entry to the venue will be restricted to the Warrnambool Side of the Complex only, so we suggest that if you are keen for one last meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool for the 2020-2021 Season, that you book your tickets ASAP and who knows, hopefully interest determines that we revert to a full venue!!

With strong fields already upon the entry lists and with the first round of the Triple Crown to be held this Saturday night, it should be an exciting way to see off the season as plans begin to ramp up for what we hope will be an even bigger and better season, commencing in November 2021.

So don’t hold back, get your family, friends and everyone on board for one last Friday Night Speedway date at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

 

 

Hobaugh Stays Hot For X-1 Race Cars at Port Royal Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 7, 2021) - George Hobaugh piloted an X-1 Race Cars winged sprint car to a fourth-place finish last Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.

"I feel like I haven't always given my sponsors and supporters enough for what they give us and to finally have some results to be proud of is just amazing," he said. "It's been a long road, but it's a road we've traveled together with some faithful supporters and I'm hopeful we can keep moving in this direction."

Hobaugh began the night by winning a heat race from the outside front row starting position. He lined up third for the A Main and fell back to sixth on the opening lap. Running the bottom of the track in turns one and two and the middle in turns three and four, Hobaugh worked his way back up to fourth and was challenging for a podium position when the checkered flag was waved.

The top-five finish was a career-best result at the Juniata County oval for the Chicora, Pa., native. Hobaugh has been a client of X-1 Race Cars for three years and credits fabricating guru Ryan Linder's attention to detail as a key to their success.

"Our X-1 Race Cars car was getting faster at the end of that race and another couple of laps and we'd have been sitting on the podium," he said. "I'm extremely happy with the way our car is performing and that's 100 percent a testament to Ryan and the work he puts into each and every chassis he builds. The work he puts in is unmatched."

The strong finish comes on the heels of multiple successful visits to the track to begin the 2021 season for Hobaugh. Three weekends ago he earned a $500 Hard Charger Award after passing 13 cars to finish eighth. Hobaugh backed up that performance the following weekend by passing 13 more cars to go from 24th to 11th.

Heading into last week's racing event, Hobaugh ranked second in the Eastern region of racing with a plus-minus of plus-35 positions gained to start the season. He also currently sits seventh in the track's championship standings after four nights of competition.

"That's such a testament to our car and the speed we have and honestly, that's almost more important than the results in itself," he said. "The format a lot of times dictates where you start and sometimes you don't get the luxury of starting up front. When you are passing that many cars week in and week out, it shows you've got good stuff and that means a lot to me for everyone involved."

For a driver who primarily focuses on racing events in the Western Pennsylvania area, Hobaugh is quick to give props to Linder and X-1 Race Cars for giving him great equipment to succeed in Central Pennsylvania against stout competition week in and week out.

"People don't always see it, but guys like Ryan have been behind us from Day 1 and he works so hard to make us as successful as we can be giving us the best stuff," he said. "He's the type of guy you want in your corner as a driver and it's just really great to be giving him some results even more than for myself."

Hobaugh's accolades continues what has been an extremely successful start to the 2021 racing season for X-1 Race Cars clients. Dylan Cisney has already earned a victory in the 410ci sprint car ranks at Port Royal Speedway, where he leads the championship standings. Also, Ryan Smith piloted a 360ci sprint car to a victory at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J., during the 2021 opener for the United Racing Club.

Additionally, Linder and X-1 Race Cars has been represented well on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour as 2021 Rookie of the Year contender Brock Zearfoss has scored three top-10 finishes and he sits 10th in the championship standings.

Hobaugh believes that it's no coincidence that X-1 Race Cars is finding success and that it was only a matter of time before more people realize the quality of the equipment.

"Ryan Linder and X-1 Race Cars are top notch in every way," he said. "A few years ago when we ran the All Stars I switched to his product and from the moment we signed on he's gone above and beyond in every way to make sure we could succeed. It's not a coincidence that his stuff is winning and he's finding success. He's the type of guy that will pick up his phone at any minute and help you. I'd put X-1 Race Cars up there with anyone in the country. I'm proud to be a small part of his success and hopefully with our results we can bring him even more business as he deserves it."

MEDIA LINKS -

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryan_linder9/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

X-1 RACE CARS -

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

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Scores Second Victory of Season

Inside Line Promotions - PETTY, Texas (April 7, 2021) - Channin Tankersley is off to a strong start to his 2021 racing campaign.

The Old School Racing competitor earned his second Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series triumph of the season last Saturday during an event at 82 Speedway.

"The track was pretty technical, really slick," he said. "It was around the top in one set of corners and around the tires in the other. I was running second or third pretty much two thirds of the race. We had a good restart and got around a couple of guys. Once you had the preferred line it was hard to pass. We were able to get going and catch the right breaks."

Tankersley, who also won a heat race to open the night, powered from third into a lead on a restart with 10 laps remaining. He held on despite a late-race restart and a close slide job attempt by a fellow racer.

"It was a good race and we got challenged there at the end," Tankersley said. "Once we got some clean air we were able to maintain."

Tankersley was also victorious during the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series season opener on March 13 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas. This time a late-race restart allowed Tankersley to take over the top spot en route to the win.

"We usually race pretty decent there," he said. "It's one of my favorite tracks. Chase (Randall) set a good pace and got away from us. We got into some traffic and were able to catch him. I passed him and the caution came out so we had to go back to second. On the restart with five laps to go I got a run on him and went to slide him. We met on the exit of the corner and it ended up flattening one of his tires unfortunately."

Tankersley led the remainder of the race. The two trips into the Winner's Circle have guided Tankersley into the lead of the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series championship standings. However, Tankersley isn't planning on running for points with any series this year.

"We'll probably run most of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek and whenever they are reasonably close," he said. "We plan on racing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series when they are around our region and the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions when they have some closer races to us."

Next up for the team will be an ASCS National Tour race at Boothill Speedway