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USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS RACING FOR EXTRA MONEY SATURDAY AT PERRIS!

(Perris, CA, August 14, 2018) This Saturday night, August 18th, thousands of extra dollars will be up for grabs when Perris Auto Speedway hosts the annual “California Racers Hall of Fame Night featuring the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, California Lightning Sprint Cars and The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. with racing at 7:00.

As this piece went to press, more than $9,200.00 has been added to the normal USAC/CRA purse. The driver who is fastest in qualifying will receive the $500.00. “Billy Wilkerson Fast Time Award.” That will be followed up by the “Junior Kurtz Trophy Dash” which carries a purse of $2,000.00. The winner of the dash will receive $1,000.00, second place will take home $500.00, third will get $300.00 and the fourth-place finisher will earn $200.00. The winner of each heat race will be paid $300.00 courtesy of Mark Atchison. The 30-lap main event will include more than $4,000.00 in lap money. Bill Simpson of racing safety fame has kicked an extra $1,500.00 for the winner of the main event (combined with the normal $2,500 that makes first place worth $4,00.00) and Robert Woodland has donated an extra $500.00 for the driver who finishes second.

If one driver were to be fast qualifier, win the trophy dash, then his heat and lead all 30-laps in the main event, he would potentially take home a minimum of $9,900.00.

Logan Williams Cody Williams Austin Williams 6-23.jpg The three Williams brothers, Logan in the #5, Austin in the #2 and Cody in the #44, will all be in action at the "California Racer's Hall of Fame Night" on Saturday. Doug Allen Photo.

“That is quite the payday for one night of racing,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “The drivers will be racing hard and fierce to take home all this extra money. It will not be a show for the faint of heart. A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the purse and to Chris Holt who every year busts his rear end to get the donations. Chris also organized the legends from the past who will be in the track sports bar to meet the fans and sign autographs. I hope all the fans show up with their old programs and photos to get signed. “

Drivers who have indicated that they will be at the autograph session include Mike Spencer, Jimmy Oskie, Eddie Wirth, Brad Noffsinger (flying in from North Carolina), Shane Carson (flying in from Oklahoma), “The Rim Rider” Chuck Gurney, Jeff Heywood, Stan Atherton, John Redican, Jason York, Lonnie Carruthers and more.

The “Junior Kurtz Trophy Dash” will feature a special Speedway Motorcycle style format. The four fastest qualifiers Will contest a series of four, three-lap races. The drivers will rotate the starting spots in each race, so each driver will start off each position one time. Each of the races will pay three points to the winner, two points for second, one point for third and zero points for fourth. When the fourth race is over the points will be totaled up and the driver with the most will take home the $1,000.00 1st place prize money.

“Back in the day the trophy dash was a regular part of every show,” Kazarian said. “However, as racing became more expensive drivers and car owners did not want to go out in risk tearing up their equipment for a plastic trophy. So, the trophy dash at most racetracks has become a thing of the past. However, offering up this much money will have drivers jumping at the opportunity to get into the dash. And, the format we use adds a lot of excitement. We have done it a few times in the past in the fans absolutely love it.”

If that is not enough entertainment, as soon as fans walk through the gate, they will be greeted by the beautiful vintage racecars from the WRA. Some of the sprint cars and midgets that will be on display will date back to pre-World War II.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s USAC/CRA race are $25.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $20.00. For active military members with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12, it is just $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.

Advance tickets for all PAS events, including this Saturday and November’s 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction, are available 24 hours a day online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not want to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.

Amsoil USAC/CRA Points

1. Damion Gardner – Concord, CA – 597

2. Brody Roa – Garden Grove, CA – 572

3. Jake Swanson - Anaheim, CA – 530

4. Cody Williams – Corona, CA – 471

5. Max Adams – Loomis, CA – 438

PAS Senior Sprints

1. John Aden – Apple Valley, CA – 1i3

2. Richard McCormick – Canyon Country, CA - 182

3. Ed Schwarz – Santa Fe Springs, CA - 160

4. Rick Hendrix - Palmdale, CA - 142

5. Eddie Williams – El Segundo, CA – 123

PAS Young Guns

1. Eddie Tafoya Jr. – Chino Hills, CA - 187

2. Austin Brundage – Apple Valley, CA - 155

3. Ricky Lewis – Oxnard, CA - 115

4. Blade Hildebrand – Yucca Valley, CA - 63

5. Travis Buckley – Auckland, New Zealand – 58

California Lightning Sprint Cars

1. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley, CA – 1128

2. Aiden Lange – Lakewood, CA – 960

3. Cody Nigh – Camarillo, CA – 930

4. Brent Sexton – Lakeside, CA – 927

5. Dominic Del Monte – Gardena, CA - 908

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

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

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2018 Perris Auto Speedway

August 18th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars, California Lightning Sprint Cars

August 25th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

September 1st NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION NOD VII - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

September 22nd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars

October 6th - 14th SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAIR

October 20th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprint Cars and PAS Young Guns Sprint Cars

October 27th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 7th Oval Nationals Practice

November 8th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 9th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Bullring Battle: David Gravel chases another win at River Cities Speedway

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — August 15, 2018 — David Gravel accomplished a feat in June of 2017 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., that no driver had been able to do since 2014 and that was to defeat Donny Schatz at the high-banked bullring. At the time, Gravel snapped what was a five-race win streak for the nine-time series champion. In order to pick up a second-career win at the track, the young driver will have to break another Schatz win streak, which is currently at two at the high-banked bullring.

Gravel hits the track at River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 17 for the 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series makes their final visit of the season to the track.

“It’s definitely a tough track,” said Gravel. “It’s a demanding 40 laps and very action-packed. It’s similar to Pevely (I-55 Raceway) where we were a couple of weeks ago. They are both high-banked short tracks. The surface changes several times throughout the A-main. As a driver, you have to be very focused and stay on top of everything.”

After spending last week at the sprawling half-mile Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, which is one of the biggest tracks on the circuit, Gravel heads to River Cities Speedway, which is one of the smallest. Being a veteran on the World of Outlaws tour, the native of Watertown, Conn., doesn’t flinch when going from big tracks to small ones, as that’s just par for the course over the 80-plus race season.

“We’ve been there so many times over the years that you just treat like another track and go with it,” he explained. “You turn a lot more at Grand Forks and you kind of go off your instincts. Everything happens in a hurry, so you always have to be on your toes and ready for anything.”

Gravel is quick to point out a few key components that are necessary to contend for wins with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, especially early in the race program. Despite being a small track, “clean air” and “dirty air” also factor into that equation.

“You have to qualify well and get in the dash,” shared Gravel. “Those are two of the most important things to put yourself in a good spot. Clean air helps as well. If you get on the front row, it’s a lot easier to win the race. You can definitely pass there, but to really challenge for a win, you have to realistically start up front.”

At River Cities Speedway, the leaders usually reach the back of the field within just a handful of laps during a green flag run. Consequently, Gravel and his team know the importance of having a car that is maneuverable in traffic, especially while out front.

“Lapped traffic is tough there,” he said. “Being a small track, we’ll go through a lot of lapped traffic. There is typically a preferred line you want to be in and if lapped cars are there, you have to go somewhere else, where you are not as comfortable and that makes it difficult.”

Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team, for whom he drives, recently began campaigning an in-house built chassis. Barry Jackson, crew chief for the team, designed and built the car. The veteran wrench made a living for many years building sprint cars, when he previously owned JEI Chassis. Gravel took the car to victory lane for the first time on July 27 at Ransomville Speedway in New York.

“The in-house chassis is pretty much a direct copy of what we had been running,” stated Gravel. “I think the biggest adjustment was getting used to the tire we are running this year.”

Gravel heads to North Dakota a solid third in the series standings with 27 race nights remaining on the 2018 calendar. Along with five victories, he has 37 top-10 finishes of which 24 are top-five performances. That has him sitting third in points as he looks to improve on last year’s third-place finish in the standings.

“We just want to win races,” Gravel said. “We have a shot at getting to second in points, which would be a good accomplishment. We’re going to continue to push hard and try to win races and the points will all take care of themselves.”

Tickets for the 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 17 can be purchased in advance online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com, as well at ticket outlets in the Grand Forks area, the River Cities Speedway office and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Croft Concludes Midwest Tour with Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in one of the biggest 10-day stretches of racing in the world, Willie Croft has concluded his trip to the Midwest after taking part in the 360 Nationals, the Ultimate Challenge, and the 58th Annual Knoxville Nationals and now readies for the World of Outlaws Fall Midwest swing.

“It is always great to get out to the biggest race in the world and compete,” Willie Croft said. “I am very fortunate to have the team and family behind me to make it possible, and have to thank everyone for their hard work.”

Croft’s Knoxville adventure kicked off with a hard fought battle in his heat race to earn the fourth and final transfer spot to the feature event, but a post race miscue would force the Roseville, CA driver into the night’s ‘B’ Main.

Unable to transfer out of the semi after starting deep on the starting grid, Croft would find himself in the fifth row of the Saturday night ‘D’, where he would finish and now turn his attention to the 410ci Knoxville Nationals.

Sunday night’s Weld Racing Capitani Classic got off to a nice start for Croft as he timed the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller entry in 11th fastest in his time trial group before finishing fourth in his heat race.

The unique format on this night would only take the top-three finishers to the feature event so Croft would find himself in the second of his ‘B’ Main event. Battling with the likes of Jeff Swindell, Joey Saldana and Jamie Veal, Croft’s night would come to a close with a sixth place finish in the semi.

Taking Monday night off, the Willie Croft Racing team returned to action at the Southern Iowa Raceway in Oskaloosa, IA for the Ultimate Challenge. Lining up on the pole of his heat race, Croft would show the field the quick way around the ½ mile speedway and race his way to the win and put himself in the redraw.

With Lady Luck on his side on this night, the 2018 Bradway Memorial winner would pull the one pill and find himself on the front row to start the feature event.

When the race came to life, Croft was hard on the throttle as he would jump out to the early lead with fellow Californian, Carson Macedo, hot on his trail.

Falling back to second on the fourth lap, Croft would continue to stay in the hunt as he chased after Macedo and battled with a charging John Carney. Staying inside the top-three all night long, Croft would cap his best finish of the trip on this night as he took the checkered flag in third.

Wednesday night would be Croft’s chance to take the track for his qualifying night at the Knoxville Nationals and with 45 cars on hand Croft would time his mount in 30th fastest in time trials, which would line him up in the second row of his heat race.

Croft’s heat race action would be one of the most entertaining heats of the night as he would find himself in a torrid battle with Kyle Larson and James McFadden for the third, fourth, and fifth, with only the top-four moving into the preliminary night feature event.

Able to fend off Australian standout, James McFadden, Croft would hang on to finish fourth and make his way into the 25-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 13th starting position, Croft would slip back in the early goings as he would fall as far back as 15th during the opening night ‘A’. Using a late restart, Croft would make a valiant effort for Nationals points as he surged forward to finish 12th in the race, as he would then play the waiting game to see if it was good enough to forego Friday night’s program.

Needing to be in the Top-26 to be locked in, Croft would be just short as he sat 35th and would ready himself for Friday night’s Hard Knox program.

Timing in 16th fastest in qualifications, Croft would go from sixth to fifth in his heat race. Lining up seventh in the semi, Croft would lose a few spots in the opening laps but would settle in and make his way back forward as he would end his night by finishing seventh which then placed him in the eighth row of Saturday night’s C Main.

From the 16th starting position, Croft looked very strong, as he was able to work his way forward in the 15th lap affair. Giving it a valiant effort, Croft’s bid for the ‘B’ would come up short as he would take Doug Clark’s checkered flag in eighth for the final time in 2018.

“It is definitely a place I wish we had the opportunity to race at a little more before the Nationals because I feel like we got better each night,’ Croft said. “I am thankful we got to come out and do it, and hopefully we can get back home and run well when the Outlaws come visit us. Again, huge thanks to all my guys, and everyone who makes this all possible for us.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-41, Wins-4, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-18.

ON TAP: Willie Croft will take a couple weeks off before heading to Alger, WA to take on the World of Outlaws at Skagit Speedway August 31st, and September 1st.

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

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Returns to North of the Border at the Brockville Ontario Speedway

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – It’s been since June that the 35th Anniversary Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) has visited Canada but that will all change this Saturday night at the Brockville Ontario Speedway. It’s a $2,000 to win, $300 to start Mach 1 Chassis A-Main that is another stop on the 1000 Islands RV Centre Canada Tour.

Coming into the event, Steve Poirier leads the Canada Tour points over Coleman Gulick, Matt Billings, Jordan Poirier and Matt Tanner. In the overall point battle, it’s Jason Barney leading Poirier, Tanner and Gulick.

These stars will be joined by Mike Mahaney, Billy VanInwegen, Shawn Donath, Paul Kinney, Jeff Cook, Chad Miller, Dave Axton, Brett Wright, Kelly Hebing, Denny Peebles, Pete Richardson, Dale Gosselin, Yan Bilodeau, Tyler Rand, Paul Pekkonen, Chris Jones and more.

E3 Spark Plugs brings you the timed hot laps, Car Mate Trailers backs the heats with Herbison Tree Service sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash event and Lacaillade Masonry B-Main rounding out the qualifying leading up to the 25 lap A-Main.

The Bullring, the Brockville Ontario Speedway will be the site, this Saturday, August 18th is the date. It’s the invasion of the Lucas Oil ESS gang and it will be excitement guaranteed!

 

 

 

Summer Thunder Sprint Series Charges Into Grays Harbor Raceway
By: Gary Costa

Elma, WA—August 13, 2018—With only three races remaining on the Summer Thunder Sprint Series schedule, the Pacific Northwest’s premier touring winged 360ci Sprint Car series will roar back into action at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma on Sunday, September 2. This race will mark the fourth and final visit of the season for the series on the lightning-fast, 3/8-mile dirt oval. Grays Harbor Raceway has been a fixture of the Summer Thunder Sprint Series since the series’ inception in 2015. The raceway hosts events such as the prestigious Fred Brownfield Classic.

Burlington’s Jason Solwold stands atop the Summer Thunder Sprint Series rankings with a seventy-point advantage. Solwold has won four main events this season, with his most recent win coming on August 3 on the Cottage Grove Speedway bullring. Solwold, in the Mike Anderson and Monica Baca owned entry, is in the midst of clinching his fourth consecutive Summer Thunder Sprint Series championship. Solwold will continue his championship charge in the No. 18, with support from Scotties Plumbing, NW Raceteam Excavating, Lund Farms, Heavy D, Al Parker Engines, Meyer Signs, and Anderson RV.

Sitting second in the point standings is Central Point, Oregon, driver Garen Linder. Linder sailed to victory at Grays Harbor Raceway back on June 2 in the No. 22L, with support from Linder Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Visual EFX Signs & Graphics, Rodgers Racing Engines, and SpeedMart. Linder also turned in a rock-solid weekend of racing, finishing second and third respectively, at the huge Bob’s Burgers & Brews 360 Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway. Linder has been consistent all season long, and with three races remaining, he must be on his A game if he intends to track down Solwold.

Veteran gasser Colton Heath is currently third in the point standings, hot on Linder’s heels. Heath is only six-points back from Linder and will be looking to propel himself into the second spot. The Marysville hotshoe is no stranger to the victory lane. On April 6, Heath cruised to victory in the potent No. 33 at Yakima Speedway, with support from LAW Motorsports, Mt. Baker Landscaping, XXX Race Co., Holts, and CHHDL Investments, winning the opening round of Summer Thunder Sprint Series action. Heath continued his consistent performance at the Cottage Grove Speedway weekend, racing to two consecutive fourth-place finishes.

Mill Creek is home to throttle masher Cam Smith, who sits fourth in the standings, fifty-nine points behind Heath. Smith turned in a dominating performance during the preliminary night feature at the Bob’s Burgers & Brews Summer Nationals in Dave Smith’s No. 17, with support from DC Signs & Design, Dave Smith Motorsports, and Quick Time Espresso. Smith looked poised to win Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win feature, but heartbreak struck when he got tangled up with a lapped car late in the race. At Cottage Grove Speedway, Smith turned up the wick during Saturday’s feature and muscled his way from his 15th starting position to an impressive fifth-place finish.

J. J. Hickle, an always-exciting driver from Quilcene, sits fifth in the standings, fifty points behind Smith. Hickle has been nothing less than impressive this season. In eleven Summer Thunder Sprint Series races entered, Hickle has finished in the top-ten nine times. On July 13–14, Hickle was a hired gun and swept the ASCS Frontier Region’s weekend races at Big Sky Speedway in the Roger Cummings owned No. 00. Hickle has also appeared in Doug and Kathy Rutz’s potent mount this season, as well as his own No. 3, with support from Dave Parrie, WRD Shocks, Kentch Bros Racing, and Big Show Ent.

Completing the top-ten driver standings in the Summer Thunder Sprint Series, going into Grays Harbor Raceway, is the high-speed company of Chase Goetz, Eric Fisher, Jared Peterson, Greg Hamilton, and Lance Sargent.
Other possible drivers in attendance include: Cottage Grove Speedway’s August 4th winner from Boise, Idaho, Logan Forler; Bob’s Burgers & Brews champion from Penngrove, California, Michael “Buddy” Kofoid; Raymond’s Devon Borden; Shelton’s Jay Cole; Elma’s Jason Reed; Victoria BC’s Chris Schmelzle; Lake Stevens’s Austen Wheatley; Salem, OR’s Kyle Miller; and more.

The admission prices for Grays Harbor Speedway are: adults $16; juniors, seniors, and active military $11; six and under are free. Premium seating is $21, family pass—two adults and up to four kids (ages 7–15)—costs $44, kids (ages 7–15), when accompanied by a paying adult, are $7. Adult: 18–61, junior: 7–17, senior: 62+, child: six and under. The front gate opens at 5:30 pm, and heat races will get underway around 7:00. Pit gate opens at 4:00 pm, pit passes are $30.

Grays Harbor Raceway is a 3/8-mile clay oval located in Elma, Washington. The physical address is 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma, WA, 98541. More info can be found at www.graysharborraceway.com.

The Summer Thunder Sprint Series is proudly sponsored by DataPro Machining, Here 2 Wire, Hoosier Tire, E3 Spark Plugs, Highline Performance, SpeedMart, and XXX Race Components.

The Summer Thunder Sprint Series is the Northwest’s premier traveling 360 Sprint Car Series. Traveling through two states, four tracks, and 16 races. The Summer Thunder Sprint Series was the result of Funtime Promotions CEO Steve Beitler’s desire to create a competitive and exciting competition series to give the 360 Sprint Cars of the Pacific Northwest. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, Steve Beitler can be reached at (360) 724-3567 or skagitspeedway7@hotmail.com.

Additional information on the Summer Thunder Sprint Series can be found at our official website www.summerthundersprintseries.myracepass.com. Also, for the latest news, be sure to like us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/SummerThunderSprints, and follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/thunderseries.

Upcoming Summer Thunder Sprint Series Events:
Sunday, September 2, 2018—Grays Harbor Raceway, Elma, WA
Friday, September 21, 2018—Yakima Dirt Track, Yakima, WA
Saturday, September 22, 2018—Yakima Dirt Track, Yakima, WA

2018 Summer Thunder Sprint Series Winners:
April 6, 2018—Yakima Dirt Track, Yakima, WA: Colton Heath
April 7, 2018—Yakima Dirt Track, Yakima, WA: Jason Solwold
May 5, 2018—Skagit Speedway: Jason Solwold
June 2, 2018—Grays Harbor Raceway: Garen Linder
June 21, 2018—Skagit Speedway (Dirt Cup): Sam Hafertepe Jr.
June 22, 2018—Skagit Speedway (Dirt Cup): Seth Bergman
June 23, 2018—Skagit Speedway (Dirt Cup): Seth Bergman
June 29, 2018—Gray’s Harbor Raceway (Fred Brownfield Classic): Jason Solwold
June 30, 2018—Gray’s Harbor Raceway (Fred Brownfield Classic): Sam Hafertepe Jr.
July 27, 2018—Skagit Speedway (Bob's Burger & Brew Summer Nationals): Cam Smith
July 28, 2018—Skagit Speedway (Bob's Burger & Brew Summer Nationals): Michael Kofoid
August 3, 2018—Cottage Grove Speedway: Jason Solwold
August 4, 2018—Cottage Grove Speedway: Logan Forler
September 2, 2018—Grays Harbor Raceway: TBD
September 21, 2018—Yakima Dirt Track (Fall Brawl at the Fair): TBD
September 22, 2018 - Yakima Dirt Track (Fall Brawl at the Fair): TBD

Top-10 Drivers in the Summer Thunder Sprint Series Point Standings
1.) Jason Solwold 1140
2.) Garen Linder 1070
3.) Colton Heath 1064
4.) Cam Smith 1005
5.) J. J. Hickle 955
6.) Chase Goetz 953
7.) Eric Fisher 926
8.) Jared Peterson 828
9.) Greg Hamilton 752
10.) Lance Sargent 689

 

 

Kyle Hirst and Roth Motorsports Ready For Busy Stretch in California

PETERSEN MEDIA- Amidst an extremely strong 2018 campaign that sees them atop both the King of the West Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour point standings, Kyle Hrist and his Roth Motorsports team are ready to embark on an extremely busy part of their season kicking off with a return to action this Friday in Chico, CA and on Saturday in Placerville, CA.

“It has been a nice little break in our schedule, but we are ready to get to work with a ton of big races in front of us,” Kyle Hirst said. “Dennis and Teresa Roth have given us a golden opportunity this year, and I am proud of what we have accomplished to date but we aren’t don’t yet. I am fortunate to race with two of my best friends every weekend and we are feeling refreshed and recharged after a little break.”

With 34 races ran thus far in 2018, Hirst and company have racked up 10 feature event wins, 27 Top-10 finishes with 25 of those being Top-Five’s. This weekend Hirst will take part in a couple of memorial races that he has been victorious at in the past (Wolfe and Forni), and will then set his sights on his first ever Johnny Key Classic triumph on August 25th in Watsonville, CA before taking on the World of Outlaws during their annual Fall West coast swing.

A busy August and September will lead into a return to the KWS and SCCT schedule where Hirst and company will look to capture both prestigious crowns and cap off their strong year.

“Our year got off to a bit of a tough start, but once we got going it has been a ton of fun,” Hirst added. “My guys work extremely hard for me, and Dennis, Teresa, Todd, and everyone associated with Roth Motorpsorts makes sure we have the tools we need to be successful and we give it our all to not let them down. This is a great time of the year in California and I am excited to test ourselves.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 34, Wins: 10, Top 5’s: 25, Top 10’s: 27.

ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will take part in the Tyler Wolfe Memorial on Friday night in Chico, CA and the Mark Forni Classic on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

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

 

 

Austin Liggett Charges From 17th to 5th During Non Stop Feature at Santa Maria Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Overcoming an issue in his heat race, Austin Liggett would rally from his 17th starting position in the feature event to finish fifth in what was a non-stop affair.

“We timed in well, but got caught up in a heat race ordeal that put us scratch on the field for the feature event,” Liggett said. “We had a great car but there was never any yellow flags to bunch us up. Considering how the night started, we will definitely take the Top-Five.”

Timing the Excel Environmental Services/Lucas Oil/Hurst Fabrications backed No. 83 entry in fifth quickest in time trials, Liggett would see his good start come to an abrupt end during his heat race.

With a fellow competitor losing the handle right in front of him, the Tracy, CA driver would have nowhere to go and would end up tagging the car and knocking his front end out ending his heat race.

Able to make repairs in ample time prior to the feature event, Liggett would find himself back in the 17th starting position for the 30-lap affair. When the green flag dropped, Liggett was hard on the throttle as he began working his way forward.

With the race clicking off at a rapid pace, Liggett had to go as the field was getting stretched out. Jumping inside the Top-10, the current series point leader would continue to make up ground as he car was simply dialed in and making speed.

With time running out, Liggett would make his way into the fifth spot and really needed a yellow as the lead pack had broken away.

Going non-stop, Liggett would not get the break he needed as he closed his Saturday night out with an impressive run from 17th to fifth.

“My dad really had our car good in the feature event and I was begging for a yellow to have a little help but it just did not happen,” Liggett added. “Fun to come from the back, but hopefully in a couple of weeks we can have a smooth night.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Lucas Oil, Hurst Fabrications, Infinity Shocks, 4 Alarm Promotions, Epic Fire Apparel, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-17, Wins-3, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-13

ON TAP: Liggett will be idle this weekend before returning to Ventura, CA on August 25th.

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

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Makes First Knoxville Nationals Feature Event

PETERSEN MEDIA- Seizing an opportunity to team up with Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen for the Knoxville Nationals, Parker Price-Miller had his best ever showing at the ‘Grand Daddy of Them All’ as he qualified for his first feature event and finished 18th.

“To make my first Nationals after the week I had was pretty satisfying,” Parker Price-Miller said. “Getting fired a week before the biggest race of the year I had those thoughts running through my head ‘Am I wasting my time?’, ‘What does my future hold?’, ‘Am I not cut out for this?, then I was lucky things came together like they did and am really thankful for everything Bernie and Betsy did for me.”

Making his debut in the Indy Race Parts No. 71P entry last Sunday night at the Capitani Classic, PPM and Stuebgen used the night to feel each other out and get acclimated for the big pictures. Finishing 15th in the ‘A’, PPM felt confident they accomplished some goals and looked forward to his Thursday night prelim.

Going out late in time trials, the Kokomo, IN driver laid down quite the lap as he would end up fifth fastest in time trials and was in a great position to open the 58th Annual Knoxville Nationals.

From his fourth row starting position in his heat race, PPM made some extremely nice moves that actually saw him get as high as third. Admittedly making a couple of mistakes PPM would lose the transfer position late, which would change the outlook of his week drastically.

“If I don’t make those mistakes in our heat, we are solidly in the feature event and potentially in a really good starting spot on Saturday night so that was a bit of a bummer,” he noted.

Racing his way into the feature event from the semi, PPM would grid the field from the 22nd starting position as he was focused on moving forward and gaining as many points as he could for Saturday night’s finale.

From the back of the pack, Price-Miller would do just that as he raced his way forward and towards the Top-10. Stalling out at 14th, PPM would find himself 17th in the overall Knoxville Nationals points and on the pole of the ‘B’ Main event.

From his 21st starting position, Price-Miller had his work cut out for himself against the best drivers in the world. Working his way up as high as 15th during the 50-lap Knoxville Nationals finale, PPM would close his weekend out with an 18th place finish.

“We had a great racecar each time we hit the track,” Price-Miller said. “Starting that far back on Saturday night against the caliber of drivers that are there it is really tough to make up ground. I am just extremely thankful I had an opportunity to race the Nationals and to make the show for the first time is great. I have to thank everyone that made this all possible. It took a ton of work and I am very appreciative.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 65, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 11, Top-10’s: 30.

ON TAP: PPM is unsure of his next race at the time of press.

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

 

 

Brock Zearfoss and Destiny Motorsports Gel Quickly at Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting the call to take over the controls of the Destiny Motorsports entry heading into the Knoxville Nationals, Brock Zearfoss adapted quickly as the team was able to qualify for the Nationals feature event in what was Zearfoss’s first ever attempt at it.

“Overall it was a good week for us,” Zearfoss said. “We learned a lot as a team and we really got better each night which is huge for us moving forward to finish this season out.”

Taking part in the Capitani Classic, the Front Row Challenge, and the Knoxville Nationals, the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Mooses’s LZ Bar and Grill backed No. 4 car was able to make each feature event highlighted by a 10th place effort during the team’s Wednesday night qualifying effort at Knoxville Raceway.

Finishing 14th during their first night of action at the Capitani Classic, Zearfoss and team then made the trek to Southern Iowa Raceway on Monday night for the Front Row Challenge.

Timing in 22nd fastest in time trials, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ would win his heat race and qualify for the 30-lap feature event where he would finish 15th in his final feature event before the 58th Annual Knoxville Nationals.

Wednesday night brought on his qualifying night, and Zearfoss and crew would come out swinging as he would time the Heavy Equipment Loaders and Parts/Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint and Supply machine in 20th quickest in time trials before a great heat race saw him pick up the win and move into the preliminary night feature event.

Lining up on the pole of the 25-lap feature, Zearfoss would slip back into second as he chased after Greg Hodnett in the opening laps. Running well inside the Top-Five, a late power steering issue would force Zearfoss to hold on for dear life as things became a little challenging in the driver’s seat. Doing all he could, the Jonestown, PA pilot hung on to finish 10th in the feature event and ultimately found himself 20th in Nationals points which placed him in the ‘B’ main on Saturday night.

Finishing fourth in the Saturday night semi, Zearfoss officially locked the Destiny Motorsports entry into the Knoxville Nationals feature event in what was his first attempt that the sport’s Crowned Jewell.

Lining up 24th in the big show, Zearfoss would go toe-to-toe with some of the sports best as he worked around the famed ½ mile for the 50-lap finale. When the grueling feature event came to a close, Zearfoss took the checkered flag with a 19th place finish.

“To make the Nationals in only three races together says a lot about this team,” Zearfoss added. “I am excited to get back to tracks I am familiar with now and see if we can get some good finishes. Thanks to Rick and Barb Rogers and all of our partners for their support.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-66, Wins-0, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-31.

ON TAP: Zearfoss and team will meet back up with the All Star Circuit of Champions in New York for a triple header starting Friday night at Utica Rome Speedway, Saturday at Orange County Fair Speedway and Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Brock make sure to follow him on Twitter @Brock_Zearfoss.

 

 

 

Up to Speed: World of Outlaws at Red River Valley Speedway

WEST FARGO, N.D. — August 14, 2018 — The Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas is just around the corner for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, August 18. The series returned to the three-eighths-mile last year, after a five-year hiatus. The late Jason Johnson added his name to the record books as a winner at Red River Valley Speedway. The event this season will mark the fourth and final race of the season for the series in the state of North Dakota. This edition of Up to Speed sets the stage for this year’s Duel in the Dakotas for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Red River Valley Speedway.

The track

Red River Valley Speedway is a high-banked, three-eighths-mile that was formerly a half-mile. The track record of 11.925-seconds was established by Shane Stewart on August 19, 2017

Past winners

Donny Schatz is the winningest active full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series driver at Red River Valley Speedway with four victories. Schatz, who raced with the Outlaws for the first time at the track in 1993 as a teenager, won for the first time at Red River Valley Speedway in 2002. He followed that up with a win in 2003 and swept both nights of the Duel in the Dakotas in 2006, the season he won his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion, won at Red River Valley Speedway in 2008. The veteran driver won earlier this season in North Dakota at Nodak Speedway in Minot and is also a past winner at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.

Hometown Hero

Donny Schatz, who calls Fargo home, has had a great amount of success at Red River Valley Speedway over the years. Along with his four wins, he has 27 top-10 finishes, with 14 of those being top-five performances. Those stats lead all current active full-time drivers with the series. Schatz won earlier this season in his home state at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.

A big notebook

Daryn Pittman and Jason Sides have each made 20 or more starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Red River Valley Speedway. Pittman, who won at the track in in 2008, has 10 career top-10 finishes at the track, with the majority of those coming on the former half-mile configuration. Sides has six top-10 finishes in his career at Red River Valley Speedway, with two of those being top-fives, including a runner-up performance in 2007.

Four-in-a-row

Shane Stewart has four straight top-10 finishes at Red River Valley Speedway. The Oklahoma native, who now calls the Indianapolis area home, finished a career-best third last year at the venue, after opening the night by setting a new track record in time trials. Stewart has six top-10 finishes over the years at the three-eighths-mile.

Solid track record

Kraig Kinser has nine top-10 finishes in 13 main event starts in his career at Red River Valley Speedway. The native of Bloomington, Ind., who has four top-five finishes at the track, including a best run of third in 2005. Kinser ran fourth last season at Red River Valley Speedway.

A long time in between

Brad Sweet made his debut at Red River Valley Speedway in 2011, with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, finishing second in that event. He returned to the track in 2017 and ran eighth with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Sweet heads to North Dakota this weekend, fresh off the biggest win of his career in the Knoxville Nationals last weekend.

Looking to rebound

David Gravel and Greg Wilson both look to turn their fortunes around, after having tough nights at Red River Valley Speedway last season. The pair of drivers had both raced at the oval in the past with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Gravel recorded four top-10 finishes in All Stars event at the track.

Return visit

A handful of drivers saw Red River Valley Speedway for the first time last season. Among them were Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks, who battled for the rookie title. Also, the Shark Racing duo of Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen were visiting the three-eights-mile for the first time. Ian Madsen, who is in his first full season with the Outlaws this year, also visited Fargo for the first time in 2017.

NLRA visits Fargo

The NLRA Late Model Series will part of the Duel in the Dakotas, which marks their only visit of the season to Red River Valley Speedway. Dustin Strand is the current series point leader on the strength of a series-best three wins. Brad Seng is currently second in points. Mike Balcaen has a pair of NLRA victories, while Ricky Weiss and Donny Schatz also have been victorious.

Tickets for the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas, featuring World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, along with the NLRA (Northern Late Model Racing Association) at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, August 18 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023, as well as at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

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LARSON EARNS TWO THIRD-PLACE FINISHES IN 58TH ANNUAL KNOXVILLE NATIONALS

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 14, 2018) - Kyle Larson, wrapped up his fourth career 410 Knoxville Nationals this past Saturday night at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. Competing in the Silva Motorsports BRANDT/Chevrolet Accessories/Finley Farms/Priority Aviation No. 57, Larson earned a third-place finish in Wednesday's 58th Annual 5-Hour Energy BRANDT Professional Agriculture preliminary night action to lock himself into Saturday's finale where he rounded out the podium.

Larson drew the 75 pill, which was the highest pill to be drawn, making him the last car out to make a lap in time trials. Despite the late draw, he earned the 10th-quickest lap time in qualifying to start seventh in Heat 2. After falling back to last in his heat race, Larson started picking off positions lap by lap eventually finishing in the runner-up spot, transferring into the feature event. The pilot of the Silva Motorsports No. 57 started sixth and had moved up to fifth by lap 8 when the first caution was displayed and then got up to fourth two laps later. He advanced up to third by lap 15, where he remained the rest of the race to round out the podium. Coming out of Wednesday night's competition, Larson stood atop the overall points, locking him into Saturday night's finale.

Once preliminary action on Wednesday and Thursday's was completed and points were tallied, the Elk Grove, Calif., native sat third in overall points and started Saturday's 58th Annual Knoxville Nationals feature event from the inside of row two. He dropped back as far as fifth on the opening lap, but made his way back to third by lap 10. Just before the caution at the halfway point, Larson had moved into second. Once back to green flag racing, Larson started making moves on leader Brad Sweet and completed the pass on lap 28. Unfortunately, that didn't last long as Sweet regained the top spot on lap 30. Larson slipped back one more spot on lap 41, but hung on to finish third.

"We had a fast car all week in Iowa," said NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) star, Kyle Larson. "It was such a relief to finish third and be the high points guy on Wednesday to lock in for Saturday's feature event. If I hadn't done that, there was a chance that I would have just come back Saturday as a spectator and that would have been horrible. We had a great BRANDT/Chevrolet Accessories/Finley Farms/Priority Aviation No. 57 for Saturday's feature but unfortunately couldn't pull off the big win. If it couldn't have been me or Shane [Stewart], I am extremely happy it was Brad [Sweet]! I am already looking forward to next year's Nationals."

Kyle Larson will be back in action this weekend pulling double duty at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. He will be competing in Friday's NASCAR XFINITY Series Food City 300 and the NMECS Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday. QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Knoxville Raceway DATE: August 8, 2018 QUALIFYING: 10th HEAT RACE: 2nd FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 6th FEATURE FINISH: 3rd

TRACK: Knoxville Raceway DATE: August 11, 2018 FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 3rd FEATURE FINISH: 3rd

 

 

OHIO'S FAST SERIES TO MAKE 1ST EVER VISIT TO SHARON SATURDAY AS THE "410" SPRINT CARS ARE BACK FOR THEIR 3RD STRAIGHT APPEARANCE IN ANOTHER MENARDS "SUPER SERIES" EVENT; 1ST RACE OF 2018 FOR E-MODS & MORE ALSO ON TAP

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH August 14, 2018 After two successful events to open the month of August, the "410" Sprint Cars will return this Saturday night (August 18) for the third consecutive week; however this time in a FAST-sanctioned show. The Menards "Super Series" event will also include the first appearance of the season by the E-Mods along with the HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods on Kams Electric Service Night. Race time is 7 p.m.

After being rained out on May 12, the FAST Series for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars will now make their first ever appearance on Saturday highlighted by a 30-lap $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start feature (see complete payoff below). FAST has completed events this season at Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, and most recently at Mansfield Motorsports Park last Saturday night where Cap Henry pocketed $20,000.

FAST has 15 member racers in 2018 with Mintz leading the points over Henry, Stuart Brubaker, Chris Andrews, Tyler Gunn, DJ Foos, Jess Stiger, Kelsey Ivy, Byron Reed, T.J. Michael, Duane Zablocki, Broc Martin, Adam Kekich, Brian Lay, and Max Stambaugh.

Saturday will mark the third straight appearance by the "410" Sprint Cars and final one under the Menards "Super Series" banner until the season finale on Saturday, September 8 as part of the "Apple Festival Nationals".

For the second straight week, 29 Sprint Cars were on hand last Saturday night as Dale Blaney powered Jimmy Morris' #4N to its first ever "410" win, while Blaney was able to extend his streak to 29 straight years of winning as least one feature since his rookie season in 1990!

There has still yet to be repeat winner in the seven "410" Sprint Car events contested thus far this season as Aaron Reutzel, Christopher Bell, and Dave Blaney were victorious in the All Star-sanctioned events, while Chad Kemenah, Sye Lynch, George Hobaugh, and Dale Blaney captured the $3,000 non-sanctioned victories. Will there be an eighth different winner on Saturday night!? It's a good possibility as a strong field of local and regional talent is expected as they take on the FAST regulars.

Saturday will again utilize the hot lap/group qualifying format that has been used on all of the Menards "Super Series" Sprint Car events, which is basically identical to Attica Raceway Park's weekly format. Two to three cars will qualify at a time only amongst their heat race group. The fastest four in each heat will be inverted with the top three redrawing plus the fastest transferring non-top three finisher if there are three heats or the top two plus the two fastest transferring non-top two finishers if there are four heats. The B main will be lined up heads up on heat race finishes. Heat and B main finish(es) will complete the 24-car starting lineup. Mufflers are not required and there's no registration or entry fees.

After being rained out earlier in the season, the E-Mods will make their first appearance of 2018 on Saturday night. Saturday's 20-lap feature will pay $700 to-win, $100 to-start or $1,000 to-win with an increased payoff if there are 24 or more cars. The E-Mods were on the weekly card at Sharon from 1996-2016 and appeared in selected events last season. Alan Dellinger, who now does double duty in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and Stock Cars, is the track's all-time winner at 87. Top active winners with victories in parentheses are 2011 champion Joel Watson (27), 2010 champion Jeff Johnson (18), four-time champion Carl McKinney (10), 2016 champion Joe Gabrielson (8), and 2013 champion Mike Kinney (7). Raceway 7 rules will be used with any 8" tire allowed. There are no registration fees.

Chas Wolbert joined Jacob Eucker in the Econo Mods as the track's only three-time 2018 winners with his victory last Saturday night in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. The RUSH Mods have produced strong car counts between 21-31 all season long with 27 each of the past two weeks and an average car count of 25 per night. Wolbert has made out with the higher payoffs earning $1,600 for his three victories this season. Two-time winner, Garrett Krummert, has pretty much controlled the HTMA/Precise Racing Products standings all season long. Krummert has a 31-point lead over one-time winner, Josh Deems, who is having a strong season. Wolbert is third in the standings over defending champion Kole Holden and Jeremy Weaver. Krummert also leads RUSH's region-wide $3,000 to-win Weekly Series points.

Eric Wilson made a winning debut last Saturday night to become the fifth different winner in seven Econo Mod events this season. Eucker, who has three wins, is the only multiple winner in the Summit Racing Equipment-sanctioned division. Eucker though trails Ty Rhoades, who won his first career Sharon feature this season, by two points in the title run with two events remaining. Steve Haefke is still searching for his season's first win and currently sits third in points 17 back as he tries for his third straight championship. Consistent Brian Toto and Mark Titus are fourth and fifth in points.

As a reminder on Saturday for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, E-Mods, and Econo Mods, if 24 or more cars are present then the highest purse structure will be offered, and if there are 32 or more cars a non-qualifier will be run.

FAST "410" Sprint Car Payoff: 1. $3,000 2. $1,300 3. $1,000 4. $775 5. $650 6. $550 7. $500 8. $450 9. $425 10. $410 11. $390 12. $375 13. $350 14. $325 15. $325 16. $320 17. $315 18. $310 19-24. $300. Non-Qualifiers/Tow $100.

Pits are open throughout the afternoon on Saturday with pit passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while the main grandstands open at 5. Drivers meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by Sprint engine starts at 6:15 and qualifying at 6:30. Heat races are scheduled for 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. In order to reserve either of these ahead of time, call the office Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 330-772-5481. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE! Pit passes are $30. Pit passes for children 12 and under are $20. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

Coming up on Saturday, August 25 will be another Menards "Super Series" event this time featuring the final appearance by The Mod Tour for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds in a $2,000 to-win event. The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will be running a Touring Series event for $600 to-win part of their rescheduled "Manufacturers Night". The Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars and Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods return for their final night of points. Racing begins at 7.

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. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Swindell Makes Record 43rd Career Knoxville Nationals Appearance

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 14, 2018) - Sammy Swindell extended his record of Knoxville Nationals appearances to 43 last weekend when he tackled the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores at Knoxville Raceway.

Swindell piloted a race car for Thone Motorsports during sprint car racing's marquee event, which he began on Thursday during his preliminary night. Swindell qualified 34th quickest after being one of the final cars out of nearly 50 drivers to hit the track.

"We didn't have the car tight enough to make the lap we needed," he said. "When the times are real close it's easy to lose six, eight, 10 spots within a tenth of a second. We were on the backside of that. The car was pretty good in the heat and I was able to drive away by myself."

Swindell won a heat race - his record 20th during a preliminary night at the Knoxville Nationals - to lock into the 17th starting position in the main event.

"The starts were pretty crazy with guys making a lot of pretty risky moves," he said. "We came off a corner and went down the backstretch and there was a car that looked like he was turned completely sideways. I got stuck in the middle of the track, which wasn't a very good place to be. I lost a few spots."

Swindell was spun by a fellow competitor several laps later. He was forced to restart at the back of the pack and he made it to 18th before the checkered flag was waved.

The team returned to the half-mile oval on Friday. Swindell timed in sixth quickest in his group. A runner-up result in a heat race lined him up fifth in the A Main, which transferred the top four into Saturday's Knoxville Nationals main event.

"We lost the bearing in the rocker arm so we were running on seven and a half or seven and a quarter cylinders only a few laps into the race," he said. "I was down at least 30 to 50 horsepower. Once we got up to speed I could run the same speed as those guys, but I stayed in the same place."

After challenging for one of the four lock-in positions early, the mechanical problem cost Swindell several positions and he hung on for a seventh-place result. That relegated him to midpack in the B Main on Saturday, when he wrapped up the event with a 16th-place finish.

Swindell also competed earlier in the week at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, where a parts failure led to a DNF on Monday during the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and an electrical problem hampered the A.G. Rains owned team on Tuesday during the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company.

Swindell will return to action this weekend with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. He is scheduled to drive for Jared Zimbardi on Friday at Utica-Rome Speedway in Utica, N.Y.; on Saturday at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y.; and on Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. The duo was victorious at Orange County Fair Speedway last year.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 6 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: DNF (17).

Aug. 7 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 13 (16).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 34; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 18 (17).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 7 (5).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 16 (13).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 6 wins, 22 top fives, 27 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Utica-Rome Speedway in Utica, N.Y.; Saturday at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y.; and Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

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Kevin Swindell and Spencer Bayston Fast Throughout Busy Week in Iowa

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 14, 2018) - Kevin Swindell Racing netted a top-10 result during the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting before scoring a career-best finish at the 58 th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores last week in Iowa.

The action began a week ago Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa for the Front Row Challenge, which was intended to be a test session for Swindell and driver Spencer Bayston. The Swindell Speed Lab backed team timed in ninth quickest overall before advancing from fourth to second place in a heat race. The night was capped with a sixth-place outing in the feature.

"That was a really good night," Bayston said. "We wanted a smooth, easy night knowing it was our Knoxville Nationals motor and Knoxville Nationals car that we were running. We wanted to shake everything down so to come out of there sixth felt really good."

The team ventured to Knoxville Raceway to kick off the famed Knoxville Nationals on Thursday. Bayston qualified 22nd quickest before placing third in a heat race and 15th in the main event despite battling a bleeder problem.

"We drew bad on Thursday, which hurt us in qualifying," Swindell said. "After two something years on the same bleeders we ran into a problem when the bleeder battery turned itself off."

The team returned to the half-mile oval on Friday. Bayston timed in sixth quickest in his group before a fourth-place finish was only one position shy of locking into the main event. Bayston won a B Main to transfer into the back of the main event, but a flat tire in the main event forced him to the rear and the team ended 21st.

The event concluded on Saturday and the Swindell Speed Lab sponsored race car was fast. Bayston maneuvered from sixth to second place during the C Main to transfer into the back of the B Main. He then charged from 22 nd to 11th in a non-stop race.

"A lot of little things didn't go our way, but overall we had a lot of speed," Swindell said. "If that B Main had a yellow or two or if a couple of guys had problems I could have seen us making it up further, but going green to checkered that was about as good as we could do."

It marked an improvement from last year's team debut at the event.

"We got that thing going and were able to drive to 11th with no cautions," Bayston said. "It felt really good to do that. If we could have done that early in the week it would have been a different outcome overall."

The team will take this weekend off before resuming competition on Aug. 23 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.; Aug. 24 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Aug. 25 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.; and Aug. 26 at BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 6 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 6 (6).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 15 (9).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 21 (20).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 2 (6); B Main: 11 (22).

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 13 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 23 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.; Aug. 24 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Aug. 25 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.; and Aug. 26 at BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

"John Christner Trucking has been an integral part of our program at the Chili Bowl for a long time," Swindell said. "We appreciate the support and partnership that John and his team bring to our program."

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Strong During Knoxville Nationals Preliminary Night and SPEED SPORT World Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 14, 2018) - Kerry Madsen was on pace for his sixth career top-10 result during the famed Knoxville Nationals last weekend when disaster struck in the closing laps.

The Big Game Motorsports driver earned his way into the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores for the 12th time in his career thanks to a strong preliminary night. He qualified second quickest overall out of more than 40 drivers and maneuvered from eighth to fourth place in a heat race on Wednesday.

Madsen started the main event on the outside of the fourth row and had just passed for a spot into the top five when a caution came out.

"I think I overheated the tires," he said. "We lost all grip and the last three or four laps I couldn't get anything done."

Madsen held on for a ninth-place result, which put him sixth in overall points once the two preliminary nights concluded. That locked him into the sixth starting position for Saturday's 50-lap main event, meaning the only competition he had on Friday was the SPEED SPORT World Challenge. The 20-lap race was inverted by 14 and since Madsen had earned the most points out of the drivers who qualified for the special event, he started on the outside of the seventh row.

"We had a great car," he said. "It was different than the one we used on our preliminary night. We were able to drive up through there. It was a good run."

Madsen charged from 14th to a fourth-place result.

Momentum was on the Muddy sponsored team's side entering Saturday's A Main, but it didn't play out as hoped.

"We just weren't good enough," Madsen said. "We struggled for grip in the first 25-lap segment. We made a couple of adjustments during the mandatory stop and the car was better, but we didn't quite get it to where we needed."

Madsen maintained a top 10 throughout the race before he got upside down in turns three and four with only two laps remaining.

"I hit the cushion, which was pretty heavy," he said. "I went to hit the brake pedal to help steer it and there was no breaks. It brought the car around and it plowed into the cushion. It was unfortunate."

Madsen was only two laps away from recording his sixth career top 10 during the marquee event. He was unable to restart the race and was credited with a 22nd-place finish.

The team will compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., during the 2 nd Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., during the Duel in the Dakotas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 9 (8).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - World Challenge: 4 (14).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 22 (6).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 3 wins, 17 top fives, 31 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the 2 nd Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., for the Duel in the Dakotas with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

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Kraig Kinser Earns Top-10 Finish During Knoxville Nationals Preliminary Night

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 14, 2018) - Kraig Kinser posted a top-10 result during his preliminary night at the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores last weekend.

The strong performance throughout his qualifying night at Knoxville Raceway locked him into the final guaranteed position in Saturday's B Main as the driver ranked 26th in overall points out of more than 90 competitors.

"I wish we would have qualified better," he said. "We held our own racing pretty much the whole time, but we lost a lot of event points in qualifying."

Kinser timed in 26th quickest to open Thursday's action. He then finished third in a heat race to lock into the main event. He battled for a top-10 position throughout the A Main before using a late-race pass to secure the 10th position.

"We just needed a little extra to get us going quicker," he said. "I felt more comfortable the longer the race went."

The Steve Kinser Racing team was locked into Saturday's program because of the efficient night. Kraig Kinser lined up 10th in the B Main, which transferred only the top four to the rear of the main event.

"It was a quick B Main," he said. "I didn't get a good start and got pushed around a little. I started feeling better and by that time the checkered flag was out. We needed to get off to a good start. There were a lot of good cars in there.

"It's tough. You're trying to gauge where the track is at and where your car should be at based on your hot lap session. We just guessed a little wrong."

Kinser was credited with a 13th-place result in the consolation race.

He will return to action this Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., during the 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., during the Duel in the Dakotas with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Kinser enters the weekend ranked 10th in the championship standings.

"It's two good tracks that are usually fun to race on," he said. "River Cities Speedway is a high-banked quarter mile that can get really wide and racy. It can be one of the funnest tracks we go to."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 10 (11).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 13 (10).

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the 2 nd Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., for the Duel in the Dakotas with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sander Engineering

Sander Engineering, which was established in 1979, manufactures wheels and race car parts. For more information, visit http://www.SanderEngineering.com .

"Sander Engineering has been a part of our family team for a number of years helping us with quality parts," Kinser said. "We really appreciate their support."

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Surpasses Jeff Gordon's Record for Youngest Driver to Make Knoxville Nationals A Main

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 14, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi continues to capture attention as he became the youngest driver to earn a starting spot into the famed Knoxville Nationals last weekend.

The 16-year-old bested the previous mark by Jeff Gordon, who had recently turned 18-years-old when he set the record in 1989.

"It's the hardest race of the year to make and the biggest race," Scelzi said. "It blew away expectations for me. You try to go into every race with the same mindset, but at the Knoxville Nationals you can't treat it the same because the best drivers in the world are there. There's not a tougher race in the world. To lock in and be one of the top 16, it was cool to be a part of. I wanted to run last year at Knoxville and the age thing didn't let me. To beat Jeff Gordon's record, which stood for 29 years, was really cool."

Scelzi kicked off the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores at Knoxville Raceway last Wednesday by qualifying 11th quickest out of more than 40 drivers. He then guided the Bernie Stuebgen owned sprint car from sixth to third place in a heat race to lock into the main event.

"It's so hard because I feel like you can qualify too good," Scelzi said. "If you qualify toward the front you'll start eighth in a heat and sometimes you can't make it out of there. I think we timed into a great spot. We were good in the heat and made it up to third. The feature was our highlight of the week. We got to third and challenged for second. I made a move that didn't work out and fell to fourth, but we did what we needed to do to lock into Saturday's night."

Scelzi ran inside the top five throughout his preliminary night main event before finishing fourth. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/TEDcNG2bimo.

Once preliminary night points were tabulated Scelzi ranked ninth out of more than 90 competitors, which lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for Saturday's 50-lap A Main.

"I had a bad first corner and fell to 13th or so," he said. "That's where I ran the whole race. It's difficult to get around that place. The goal was to not get lapped the first 25 laps and then go from there. I didn't get lapped until the end. We would love to have a better result, but to finish 14th out of 90-plus drivers and it being my first time at the event is pretty neat."

Scelzi's 14th-place finish also earned him the Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year Award, which is something his older brother, Dominic, accomplished last year.

Giovanni Scelzi began last week competing at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He set quick time out of 33 cars on Monday during the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting. Scelzi then advanced from sixth to third place in a heat race before finishing fourth in the final round of the King of the Hill. He spent the A Main inside the top five before finishing fifth. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/VbAJUYQoD_8.

"Never being there and going quick time against such a great group of cars was a cool deal," he said. "If you look at the guys in front of me in the feature, they are guys who've won a lot of races. You learn every time you're around them so it was a great learning experience and cool being competitive."

A mechanical problem on Tuesday during the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company main event resulted in a DNF.

Also, Scelzi finished Iowa Speedweeks ranked second in the Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Award standings for his performance throughout the week and a half of action.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 6 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (6); King of the Hill: 4 (3); Feature: 5 (4).

Aug. 7 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 24 (12).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (5).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 14 (9).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 1 win, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - K&N Filters

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"K&N Filters gives our motors the maximum performance they can possibly have," Scelzi said. "They are the nicest product on the market and I enjoy being able to work with them. K&N has supported my family's racing since Day 1. Throughout the years we've become really close with the people at K&N and it's a great relationship we have."

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

 

 

White Back to ASCS Action Following Second Knoxville Nationals Experience

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 14, 2018) - Harli White will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com competition this weekend following the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

White is scheduled to race this Saturday at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.

"We're excited to go to a new track at Hamilton County Speedway and to return to Missouri State Fair Speedway, where we've got a few laps," she said. "Hopefully the transition from racing 410s last weekend to 360s this weekend will help us."

White raced last weekend at Knoxville Raceway during sprint car racing's biggest event and she showed improvement from her event debut last year. She kicked off her preliminary night on Thursday by timing in 28 th quickest in qualifying - a nine-car improvement from last year. White then finished third in a heat race to lock into the main event, in which she placed 23rd after pulling off early.

She returned to the half-mile oval on Friday, qualifying 23rd in her group before placing ninth in a heat race and 13th in a B Main.

The event wrapped up on Saturday with White advancing a position to finish seventh in the D Main, which was only one spot shy of transferring into the back of the C Main. However, it marked her best finale result at the event.

"It's disappointing because I know we're better than we finished," she said. "It's one of those things we don't have much experience with 410 setups or 410 motors so we were basing it off whoever would get us some sort of insight. I wish we could get more 410 races in before we threw ourselves to the wolves, but it was a great experience to continue to learn.

"I want to thank Nattress Construction, Celebrate Community Church in Sioux Falls, Blackshaw's Smash Repairs, Aussie Nev and Conner and Steve Blackshaw for their help in getting us to race the Knoxville Nationals.

"It was an honor to race the Knoxville Nationals. I heard they sold out every seat so it's pretty cool to race in front of one of the largest crowds we'll ever race in front of."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 28; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 23 (12).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 9 (8); B Main: 13 (15).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - D Main: 7 (8).

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 17 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Nattress Construction

"Shelly, Blair and their daughters are a great family," White said. "It's always awesome to hang out with the Nattress Family and get to know them better. We really appreciate everything they do."

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

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Charges to Fourth-Place Finish on Slick Track in Mississippi

Inside Line Promotions - BYRAM, Miss. (Aug. 14, 2018) - Channin Tankersley made the most of a last-minute decision to head east for a race last Saturday.

Tankersley had planned on competing in an ASCS Gulf South Region event in his home state of Texas, but Mother Nature had a different idea for the Old School Racing team.

"We got rained out about 9 o'clock," he said. "My dad called me a little later and told me to get ready because we're racing in Mississippi. It took us about six and a half hours. We got there around 6 p.m. Luckily they didn't really get started until 6:30 p.m."

Tankersley ventured to Jackson Motor Speedway for an ASCS Mid-South Region event, which he began by advancing from seventh to fifth place during a heat race.

"We started out a little off in hot laps and the heat race," he said. "We kept tuning on the car and it was really good in the A Main. We just started a little too far back to have a chance. We had really good speed."

Tankersley charged from 12th to a fourth-place finish, which marked his seventh top five in his last eight races.

"On the start I was able to get a handful of positions," he said. "We were flying really good around the top. That's where we made most of our passes. We'd get a good run and slide someone here and there. The track was really technical. It was super slick and the cushion was on the wall all the way around. I slid for third place about eight times, but I couldn't make the pass. I'd lose so much momentum on the exit he'd get by me.

"The tracks we've run on all year have been super heavy and fast. We haven't had a good slick track. It was nice to learn a little."

Tankersley is scheduled to return to ASCS Gulf South Region competition this Saturday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 11 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 4 (12).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 4 wins, 7 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Intra Services

Intra Services, which is based in Channelview, Texas, is a leading provider in industrial cleaning services, hose rental and hose testing, VIK Inspections and more. The company offers cleaning services and additional services such as detonation arrestor rentals, VIK testing, Non-Haz Liquid and Solid Waste transportation, in-house environmental consulting and more. For more information, visit http://www.IntraServices.com.

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

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

 

 

6th Annual Tyler Wolf Memorial This Friday

Chico, CA (Aug 14, 2018) …. This Friday night, August 17th, the Silver Dollar Speedway will honor Tyler Wolf for the sixth consecutive year. At just 19 years-old, Wolf captured the 2011 410 sprint car track championship. In doing so, Wolf became the youngest winged sprint car champion in the history of the speedway. That record still holds up seven years later. On August 24, 2012, Wolf won his third career main event at Chico. It was during the popular Pepsi Night race that concluded the championship season. His beaming smile, the sparkle in his eyes and the humbleness he showed after winning that race will stay with us forever. No one could have predicted that just two months later he would succumb to injuries sustained during a sprint car crash at Calistoga Speedway. Wolf, just 20 years old at the time, was gone. The family bond is strong in sprint car racing. We try to comfort the families whose loved ones have been taken from us way too soon. Numerous races are in honor of fallen racers. The sixth annual Tyler Wolf Memorial would not be possible without the generous sponsorship and the sprint car drivers who attend this race in Wolf’s honor. This Friday night the Speedway is also excited to bring back 410-winged sprint cars. It will be a non-point show. The purse is based off the previous year’s regular Friday night 410 shows. The race will pay a minimum of $2,000 to win. Mittry Construction of Redding is adding in an extra $1,000 of which $500 goes towards the winner, $300 extra for second and $200 extra for third. Axner Excavating of Redding is adding $250 of which $125 will be added to the fourth and fifth place finishers during the 25-lap main event. Walberg Inc. is adding a $300 hard charger award to the car that originally starts the farthest back and gains the most spots at the end of the race. Kyle Larson Racing is giving $500 to the nights fastest qualifier. Elijah Jones has once again secured lap money for all 25 circuits during the main event. Each lap is individually sponsored at $50. The leader will get $25 extra a lap, second $15 and third $10. Thanks to Sean Roll for also helping gather these bonuses. Andy Forsberg is the inaugural winner of the Wolf Memorial in 2013. Rico Abreu won the event in 2014. Jonathan Allard earned the win in 2015. The last two events have been won by Kyle Hirst. Both Forsberg and Hirst will be racing this Friday night. Campbell’s Bud Kaeding, Fremont’s Brent Bjork and Chico’s Mason Moore are also scheduled to appear. Pit gate will open at 4 PM for the competitors. Grandstand gate opens at 6 PM each night. Racing is scheduled to start at 6:30 PM. Adult admission on Friday night is $14.00, juniors and seniors $12.00, children $6.00 (ages 6-11) and kids 5 and under are free. College students with proper identification can get in for $6.00 during all weekly point races. Joining the winged 410-sprints cars are the wingless sprints, street stocks, Earl’s Plumbing Hobby Stocks and Vintage Hardtops. The championship for the wingless sprints will be on the line tonight. Orland’s Tony Richards holds a 15-point edge over Grass Valley’s Brett Youngman. Richards is trying to win back-to-back titles at Chico. This will be the seventh and final point show of 2018 for the wingless sprints. The final wingless race will be held on September 5th, Wednesday night of Gold Cup, as the popular Hunt Magneto Wingless Sprint Series comes to town. Corey Hall is dominating the Street Stock division. He has four wins and holds a 48-point advantage over Gary Newman. The best battle in the point standings is between fourth through seventh. Clinton Earl sits in fourth with 364 total points. Brent Lawrence is seventh in points and only 15 markers back. In between those two are Fritz Zanker and Phil Marino. The Earl’s Plumbing Hobby Stock championship leader is still Jeremy Langenderfer. The “Derf” is 21-points ahead of a surging Colin Ferguson. Two-time main event winner James West is third. Mel Byers and Shannon Collins round out the top five. For more information please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

Trenca Takes Top 10 at Weedsport as Non-Wing Super Modified Debut Nears

Inside Line Promotions - WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (Aug. 14, 2018) - Joe Trenca recorded his sixth top-10 finish of the season on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway.

The Mucci Motorsports driver set quick time during his group before advancing from fourth to second place during a heat race. He then lined up on the outside of the second row in the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints A Main.

"We got right into second and battled for the lead for three or four laps," he said. "We had a lot of cautions. We battled between the lead and third for the first 18 laps with me, Steve Poirier and Lucas Wolfe."

Trenca was running second during a restart with only a handful of laps remaining.

"I went into turn one and I slid all the way across the track," he said. "I think a tire sealed up on us. When we came in the tires were glazed over. We salvaged a seventh-place run."

Trenca will shift his focus from sprint cars to making his non-wing super modified debut this Saturday at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, N.Y., where he will drive for Jason Simmons Racing. It will provide the lone test prior to the 62nd annual Budweiser International Classic 200 during Labor Day Weekend.

"I'm really excited to get back to Oswego to learn a few things," Trenca said. "I'll really watch what the drivers are doing. I'm glad to get some seat time before the Classic."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 12 - Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 7 (4).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 6 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, N.Y.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mid Country Machinery

Mid Country Machinery has an extensive inventory of new equipment and also high-quality,late model used equipment. The company proudly represents the Kobelco, Kawasaki, JLG, Atlas Copco Powercrusher and SkyTrak lines of equipment. In addition, it also carries inventory from industry leading names such as Caterpillar, John Deere and many others.

Mid Country Machinery offers an extensive selection of equipment such as backhoes, dozers, excavators, manlifts, loaders, forklifts, crushing and screening equipment and much more. In addition, Mid Country Machinery specializes in and offers a wide variety of crushing, paving, and concrete equipment. For more information, visit http://www.MidCountry.com.

"I want to thank Mid Country Machinery for their partnership and what they've done for us," Trenca said. "I'm looking forward to growing mutually with them and taking Mid Country Machinery to Victory Lane."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Andrews Excited About Potential for Great Season-Ending Results

Inside Line Promotions - MANSFIELD, Ohio (Aug. 14, 2018) - While the results show a 16th-place finish, Chris Andrews was pleased with the effort from his Burmeister Racing team during the 2nd annual Great Lakes Dirt Nationals last Saturday at Mansfield Motor Speedway.

Andrews qualified third quickest out of 30 cars and finished fourth in his heat race.

"It's the best we've felt at Mansfield in two years," he said. "We got our new Kistler engine in and it was a rocket. We were good at the start of the night, but we missed the setup in the feature. Mansfield seems big, but it races like a short track. It has long straights and tight corners. We put an Eldora type setup on and should have stuck with what we do at Fremont and Attica and made smaller changes. But based on what we've been doing the past month or so I'm expecting great results the last couple of months of the year."

Andrews will compete in an All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics race this Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The team will then make their first appearance of the season at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, for another FAST event on Saturday.

Andrews, the defending Attica Raceway Park champion, is currently sixth in the track's championship standings with just two points-paying races remaining, including a double-point event. He sits fourth in the FAST standings and is third at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, where he has recorded two wins in 2018.

"Based on what we've been doing the past month and the speed we've picked up I'm expecting great results the last couple of months of the year," he added.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 11 - Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 16 (15).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 9 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, with the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews19c

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

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"Channel Seed has been a fantastic partner and I love how excited the company has been with their first year being involved in sprint car racing," Andrews said.

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

 

 

Masse Posts Pair of Top-15 Finishes With ASCS Frontier Region

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (Aug. 14, 2018) - Cody Masse garnered a pair of top-15 finishes with the ASCS Frontier Region during a doubleheader last weekend at Electric City Speedway.

"Our weekend was okay," he said. "We weren't bad by any means, but I guess both the car and the driver were missing a little bit that would have had us in the top 10. There were pretty good fields of cars both nights. The good news was that we finished each feature and rolled the car into the trailer at the end of each night."

Masse rolled off 13th on the feature starting grid after starting third and finishing fourth in his heat race on Friday.

"We had a pretty good car, although it didn't respond to the bumps in the track as well as I would have liked," he said. "We got by a couple of cars and a couple got by us so we finished in the same position we started. We found out the next day that our left rear shock wasn't holding down at all, which made me feel a little better as to why we didn't do better."

Saturday night's heat race went better for Masse as he advanced from eighth to fifth.

"We actually got a little damage on the start when everyone kind of got stacked up," he said. "But even though we went from eighth to fifth, it wasn't enough for us to make the redraw and we started 13th in the feature again for the second night in a row.

"Our car was a little better in the feature on Saturday, especially the first half of the race when we passed a couple of cars and got close to the top 10. But then the field got kind of strung out and the race went non-stop, making it difficult to move up.

"I made a mistake with two laps to go when I went to the top of the track to see if it was better there and I let a few cars by me. I was able to get two of them back before the finish so I finished 14th instead of 12th, which wasn't a huge difference. But if I'd known there were only two laps left I probably wouldn't have done it. Back at the shop we noticed that the torsion tube was bent from the heat race contact so that certainly didn't help."

Next up for Masse is the 63rd annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup with the NSA Series this Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

"Even though it's the only 360 sprint car track in Alberta I've only run there about four nights so I don't really have a lot of experience there," he said. "It's a little different than the tracks in Montana. The high groove there is usually about a foot from the wall. There will be a lot of tough competition with a number of drivers traveling there. Our best finish at the Gold Cup is 11th. We'd be really happy with a top-10 finish there, regarding the competition and our lack of experience there."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 10 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 13 (13).

Aug. 11 - Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont. - Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 14 (13).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for the 63rd annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup with the NSA Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cody_Masse

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Masse-Racing-244487932229555/

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"We're extremely excited to have Beaches Pub and Grill on board with us for this season," Masse said. "Their place always offers great food, service and atmosphere.

Masse would also like to thank DaVinci Signs, RE/MAX-Gary Klassen, Canadian Tire Lethbridge South, D.A. Building Systems, Dunlop Ford, Critical Hazard, Silver Automotive, Flaman Rentals, Royal Taxi, C.E.P. Automotive, Noble Powder Coating, Kustom Auto Body, AMSOIL and Kawneer Lethbridge for their continued support.

 

 

Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem Saturday at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 14, 2018) – Mayhem is sure to ensue atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval this Saturday night.

After all, it is the Fifth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event that offers up a $1,000 winner’s share to the IMCA Sport Modified ranks.

While the IMCA Sport Modifieds battle it out, it’s another night of championship chase action for the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks with the green flag flying at 7:30 p.m.

In four previous renditions of Sport Modified Mayhem, the winner’s share has gone to the northern troops on two occasions and to the south on the other two.

Penokee’s Clay Money topped the inaugural edition of the event in 2014 before the Woodward, OK, duo of Mike Roach in 2015 and then Kaleb Roach in 2016 took top honors in the following pair of events. Bragging rights returned to Kansas last year with Colby’s Dustin Daniels denying Kaleb Roach a second consecutive event win.

Mike Roach is the most recent IMCA Sport Modified feature winner at Dodge City Raceway Park after besting a field of 24 in the most recent event before a packed house on July 27 to become the sixth different winner of the season through eight events.

Current points leader and reigning champion Jeff Kaup of Woodward and Robert Elliott of Clinton, have both captured a pair of wins this season with other feature winners including Daylon Bergeron, Brandon Kenney and Freddy McCoy.

In the DCRP track championship chase, Kaup holds a 111-point lead over Brian May as he vies for a fifth track title in six years with others among the top five including Dodge City’s Bart Baker and Newton siblings Alex and Kyle Wiens. Kaup has finished no lower than fourth in four previous Sport Modified Mayhem events, although being denied victory lane each time.

While Clay Sellard has reeled off three consecutive IMCA Modified feature wins, 2016 track champ Nick Link of Rolla holds a 37 point lead over Kevin Gray going into Saturday’s action with Jack Kirchoff, William Nusser and Sellard among the top five.

Dusty Witthuhn holds a slim 14-point lead over Chris Oliver in the IMCA Stock Car title chase while defending track champ Reagan Sellard has stretched his advantage in the IMCA Hobby Stock chase to 67 points over Brett Copeland.

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

Past Sport Modified Mayhem Top Fives…

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

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

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

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

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

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

In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action. The complete 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

POWRi West Thursday Night Freedom Tour Special at Creek County Speedway

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (August 13, 2018) – The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA will make its initial appearance of the 2018 season at Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway this Thursday night.

The Midget series will accompany the night’s $2,500-to-win USAC Southwest Sprint Car “Freedom Tour” event in a special non-points event for the POWRi West Midget ranks.

Parity has prevailed in the POWRi West Midget ranks thus far in 2018 with 15 different winners in 18 feature events.

The only drivers to post multiple wins include Christopher Bell, who swept the season-opening double at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway, along with Broken Arrow’s Jonathan Beason and Nixa, Missouri’s Wesley Smith.

Single wins have been scattered among another dozen drivers including current series points leader Kory Schudy of Springfield, Missouri and teenage top-five points contenders Hank Davis of Sand Springs and Cannon McIntosh of Bixby.

Other top series contenders likely to vie for Thursday night Midget glory during the Freedom Tour week include Broken Arrow’s Hunter Fischer and Hunter Adair, Tahlequah’s Ace McCarthy, Claremore’s Blake Edwards, Norman’s A.J. Burns, Sand Springs’ Brendon Wiseley and defending series champion Grady Chandler of Edmond among others.

In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer and A1 Machine.

Contingency sponsors include Smith Ti (Heat One), Keizer Wheels (Heat Two), Saldana Products (Heat Three), Rod End Supply (Heat Four), Pyrotech (Heat Five), BOSS Performance (High Point Driver), MPI “Official Steering Wheel” of POWRi West, Esslinger Engineering Performance Award (top-finishing Esslinger entry), and the MyChron Tom/AIM bonus of $300 (1st), $150 (2nd) and $50.

Thursday night’s racing action atop the ¼-mile Creek County Speedway clay oval goes green at 8:00 p.m.

Creek Count Speedway is located off I-44 (Turner Turnpike) Exit 211, then one mile west on Highway 66. For more information, contact the track at 918-693-7223 or check online at http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co/.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA is slated for 30 nights of competition including Thursday night’s non-point special event at 14 different tracks throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. The POWRi West Sooner Series consists of the dozen events in the state of Oklahoma.

More information regarding the POWRi West Midget League is available at http://www.powri.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PowRiWest/.

 

 

Tight point battles, big events wrap up Attica season

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

ATTICA, Ohio – It’s hard to believe but there are only four races left in the 2018 season at Attica Raceway Park as “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue gets ready to wrap up its 30th anniversary season with several big events.

The point battles for the coveted Attica Raceway Park crowns are tight in all three divisions – the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints; Fremont Fence 305 Sprints and Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models.

“We have two point races left and one is double points. That means every position in the feature is very important. It’s going to be an exciting wrap up to a very successful season,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park.

It all begins Friday, Aug. 17 on UBS Financial Services/Central Ohio Farmers Co-Op/Smith Family Foods Night. It will be the final appearance of the season for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro. The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models will also be in action.

Attica Raceway Park will crown its sprint car champions on Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating Presents the Mark Keegan Classic, Friday, Aug. 24. Double points will be on the line for the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints and Fremont Fence 305 Sprints. And, for the first time in many years the mini-sprints will be in action.

The season concludes with the traditional Attica Ambush on Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1. Friday’s event features the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions battling for $5,000 to win with the late models going for $2,000 to win and double points to decide the division’s champion for 2018. On Saturday All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Presents the All Stars competing in the Dirt Classic Ohio for $5,000 to win and a chance at the golden ticket for the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway in Pennsylvania set for Sept. 22 and paying $25,000 to win. The 305 sprints will also be in competition Saturday.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions have appeared at Attica 119 times in the track’s 30 year history. In 2018 All Star winners have been Jac Haudenschild, Cale Thomas and Paul McMahan.

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

 

 

Southern Ontario Sprints to Battle Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprints This Friday on Jibs Action Sports Kids Race For CNAF and Autograph Night at Ohsweken

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 14, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway continues its exciting season of Friday Night Excitement on August 17 as Jibs Action Sports presents the Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation and Autograph Night. Representatives from Kids Race will be on hand to help raise awareness for children living with autism. Fans will also have the chance to meet their favourite drivers on track at intermission for hero cards, photos and treats as part of Autograph Night.

The night also marks the second challenge race of the season for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, who welcome the travellers of the Southern Ontario Sprints to town for a showdown.

Race time is 7:30pm with grandstand gates opening at 6:00pm. Adult admission is just $14 while Seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) are only $10. Kids aged 7-12 are only $3 and Kids 6 and under are free. This pricing is in effect for all weekly Friday Night Excitement shows in 2018.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Dylan Westbrook extended his lead last Friday night with his seventh Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car win of the season when he held off a hard-charging Scott Kreutter. Westbrook, the defending division champion, now holds a 76-point lead over Caistor Centre driver Cory Turner with five scheduled points features remaining. Jim Huppunen is currently third, but there are just 13 points separating him, fourth-place Mack DeMan and fifth-place Tyler Hendricks. Ryan Turner sits sixth in the standings ahead of Steve Lyons, Chris Steele, Mike Thorne and Shawn Sliter, who round out the top-10.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars have a new point leader as Shone Evans took over the top spot last week following a pair of runner-up finishes. The lead is a slim one though, just eight points over St. Thomas, Ont. native Jesse Costa. Holly Porter is third, but just holds only a 12-point advantage over Aaron Turkey. Lucas Smith sits fifth with only a two-point advantage over sixth-place Hannah Ferrell. Jacob Dykstra, Dereck Lemyre, Jerry Hill and Josh Hansen complete the current top-10 with four points nights remaining.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

A smooth and consistent week for Dave Bailey saw his point lead atop the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock standings grow to 47 markers over Logan Shwedyk. Ken Saragent sits third and is just nine points back of Shwedyk. Trevor DeBoer and Christopher Hale round out the top-five. The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock division is the only one at the track where each of the drivers in the top-five have earned a win already this season. Billy Bleich Jr. sits sixth, just four points back of Hale while the most recent winner Ryan Beagle is seventh. Mark Bazuin, Jim Lampman and Blake Bomberry Jr. occupy the remainder of the top-10.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

A strong run last Friday night cemented Gillian Hils’ lead at the top of the HRW Automotive Mini Stock standings. Her advantage is 39 points over Matt Nuell, who earned his first Feature win two weeks ago. Nick Masi has slipped to third in the standings, but is only four points back of Nuell. Sean Iftody is fourth and Jonathan Ayrton currently hold the fifth spot. Behind them, Dusty DeBoer, Tristan Da Silva, Kyle Wert, Mike Sarantakos and Tim DeBoer complete the top-10 with five races remaining. _____________________

About Jibs Action Sports: Jibs Action Sports opened in 2010 to supply customers with a great choice of freestyle skate park equiment. Jibs is now one of Canada’s best suppliers of BMX bikes, freestyle scooters, and skateboards. Visit Jibs Action Sports at 425 Guelph Line in Burlington, 2107 Highway 7, Unit 8 in Vaughan and 1822 Whites Road North in Pickering or shop from the comfort of home at www.jibsactionsports.com. Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now! Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15 are on sale now! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000-to-win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2018 schedule of events, click here.

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

2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

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

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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Prestigious Mark Forni Classic invades the Placerville Speedway red clay this Saturday
Winged 360 feature to award $5,000-to-win

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – August 14, 2018…The El Dorado County Fairgrounds based Placerville Speedway is geared up to host one of the biggest night’s in the 2018 season with the 13th annual Mark Forni Classic on deck this Saturday August 18.

The Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car feature at the Mark Forni Classic will once again pay a solid $5,000-to-win, making it the highest paying single-night event of the season for the division at the quarter-mile. Along with the Sprint Cars also in competition Saturday will be the Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association.

The Forni family has a great history in El Dorado County, with deep ties to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds and much of the land on which it sits. Much like his forefathers, Mark Forni had a great passion for the county fair and its attributes, especially the race track.

From the time he was a young child and the days when Placerville Speedway was known as “Old Hangtown Speedway,” Mark was actively involved with the weekly auto races, always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need involved with the sport he loved.

Later in life, Mark continued his contributions to local auto racing, sponsoring many race teams with his business, Forni’s Trucking. He later became a member of the El Dorado County Fair Board and focused on the issues regarding the future of the fair and the speedway. Mark Forni believed in working relationships. He understood the importance of race promoters, sponsorships and the one key element for every event to be successful, the spectator.

In November of 2004, Mark was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. During his final months, Mark had the opportunity to say goodbye to friends and family and spend some special moments with his wife and children, a bittersweet time for those who knew and loved him so much. In the summer of 2005, Mark passed away at the early age of 45

“Mark was the guy who got it done no matter what,” said past Placerville Speedway promoter Alan Handy. “It didn’t matter how big of a problem we may have had. He would call me up see what it would take to fix it. He didn’t just provide the resources either. Mark would be right there lending a hand right down to his final days. I miss him, I think everyone here misses him, he was a great guy.”

Andy Forsberg, Matt Michelli and Scott Grunert sit atop the Winged 360 Sprint Car, Ltd. Late Model and Pure Stock standings respectively heading into the Mark Forni Classic on Saturday. A solid field of 360 Sprint Cars is expected with 5k on the line to the winner. Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox is the reigning champion of the Forni and he’ll look to make it back-to-back this weekend. Other previous winners expected include point leader Forsberg, along with Kyle Hirst, Sean Becker, Andy Gregg and Mason Moore.

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6, kids five and under are free! Tickets can also be purchased online by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/2018-placerville-speedway-championship-points-race-15-the-forni-classic-tickets-placerville-70RWQD

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, 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

The Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Auto Group, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Beef’N’Brew, Capital Ace Hardware, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Campora Propane, Davies Family Inn, High Sierra Industries, Poor Reds BBQ, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, Riebies Auto Parts, Shadow Ridge Ranch, The Critter Getter, Foothill Tree Service, Mountain Democrat, Union Bank, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards, and Sierra Arbor Worx.

Join over 10,400 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2018 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 2018 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

(Additional contributions courtesy of Bill Sullivan)

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday August 18: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | 13th annual $5,000-to-win Mark Forni Classic
Saturday August 25: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, BCRA Midgets, IMCA Sport Mods, Mini Trucks | Campora Propane Night
Wednesday September 12: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, USAC Western Midgets | 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts
Saturday September 15: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Dwarf Cars | Ladies Night
Friday September 21: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout
Saturday September 22: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout
Saturday September 29: MLM Motorsports Tractor-Truck Pulls

 

 

STEWART LOCKS IN FOR 18TH-CONSECUTIVE KNOXVILLE NATIONALS, SCORES TOP-10 FINISH

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 13, 2018) - The Kyle Larson Racing team wrapped up sprint car racing's biggest week of the year this past Saturday at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. Shane Stewart locked in to his 18th-consecutive 410 Knoxville Nationals with an eighth-place run on Thursday's preliminary night and finished ninth in Saturday's 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals finale.

Despite drawing a 72 and being the second to last car to go out for qualifying during Thursday's preliminary action, Stewart was able to earn the ninth-quickest lap time. He started seventh in his heat race, was able to climb up to fifth and had a great battle for the final transfer position to get into the main event but ultimately finished fifth, missing the transfer by one. Stewart started the B-Main from the outside of row 3 and had advanced to fourth, the final transfer spot, by lap 4. He was able to survive two cautions and restarts to gain one more position to finish third and transfer to the feature event.

The Bixby, Okla., native started the 25-lap A-Main from the 23rd position and was up to 18th when the first caution of the race came out on lap 1. He slowly started picking off positions and was 11th by the halfway point of the race. In the closing laps, he was able to gain three more spots to finish the feature in eighth. Fortunately, Stewart earned enough points throughout the night to end up 15th in overall points once Wednesday and Thursday's preliminary night totals were combined, locking him into Saturday's feature event.

Stewart started Saturday's big 5-Hour Knoxville Nationals finale from 15th and was up to 13th by lap five where he remained until the caution came out on lap 19. He restarted from the 12th position and when the caution came out six laps later for the halfway mark's pit stop, Stewart had just moved inside the top-10. Once changes to the Chevrolet Accessories No. 2 were made, the field got back to green flag racing and Stewart advanced two more spots to eighth by lap 35. In the closing laps, he missed his line and got into the cushion losing a couple of positions, but was able to regain a spot to finish ninth in the 58th Annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals.

"It certainly wasn't the Nationals we were hoping for, but it felt great to be back together with Paul Silva and to be running well again," said Stewart. "We struggled at bit at Pevely, but had a great run at the Capitani Classic and Front Row Challenge. The Knoxville Nationals is our biggest race of our season, so of course everyone is on their A-game and to come out with a ninth-place finish, it feels good. I can't thank Kyle [Larson], Paul, Heath [Moyle] and Jakob [Weaver] for their hard work and all of our sponsors, especially Team Chevy for coming aboard to round out our season. I am looking forward to heading west and running at tracks where Paul and I have great history."

The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action this coming Friday, August 17 for the Second Leg of the Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. For race information click here, to purchase tickets, click here.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Knoxville Raceway DATE: August 9, 2018 QUALIFYING: 9th HEAT RACE: 5th B-MAIN STARTING POSITION: 6th B-MAIN FINISH: 3rd FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 23rd FEATURE FINISH: 8th

TRACK: Knoxville Raceway DATE: August 11, 2018 FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 15th FEATURE FINISH: 9th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 51 WINS: 1 TOP-FIVES: 13 TOP-10s: 29

 

 

Action Sprint Tour Readies For Inaugural Trip to Brighton Speedway on August 18

 OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 14, 2018) – The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com resumes action on its inaugural 2018 season with its first ever visit to Brighton Speedway on Saturday, August 18 for Pinty’s Delicious Foods and Sticker Revival night. The race marks the eighth race of the season for the tour this season and the final race of a stretch of four races in four weeks.

Brighton Speedway has hosted 360 Sprint Car racing for several decades, but this Saturday’s visit by the Action Sprint Tour marks the first visit for Crate Sprint Car racing to the one-third mile Eastern Ontario oval located just off the shores of Lake Ontario.

The race will be particularly exciting for Gores Landing, Ontario driver Brandon Murrell. Murrell is one of only a few drivers on the tour, including veteran Sprint Car racer Ryan Hunsinger, that have definitive experience at Brighton. The former Brighton Thunder Stock racer is set to make his first career Sprint Car start at his former home track this weekend.

New Point Leader

Last Sunday night, Shone Evans added his name to the record books as the first three-race winner on the Action Sprint Tour after his win at Humberstone Speedway. Evans was also the first driver to win back-to-back races on the tour earlier this season when he won at Merrittville Speedway on May 21 and then South Buxton Raceway on June 9.

Evans’ most recent victory gave him the series point lead, but the advantage is just two points over Aaron Turkey entering the final three races of the season. Turkey has a pair of wins to his credit this season. Jacob Dykstra, another two-time winner this season, has vaulted into third in the standings on the strength of two wins and a top-five finish in his last three races. He sits three points ahead of Jesse Costa while the aforementioned Hunsinger sits fifth.

Steven Beckett of Fonthill, Ont. hodls the sixth spot while Brad Herron is seventh. Dereck Lemyre, Paul Klager and Jerry Hill round out the top-10 after seven races this season.

Saturday night’s event at Brighton also features Late Models, Canadian Modifieds, Thunder Stock and Comp 4 racing. Race time is 7:00pm with hot laps scheduled for 6:00pm. Adult grandstand admission is $15.00. Additional event information is available at www.brightonspeedway.ca. _________________

2018 Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Schedule Fri. May 18 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Mon. May 21 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sat. June 9 – South Buxton Raceway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sun. June 17 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra Fri. Aug. 3 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra Sun. Aug. 12 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sat. Aug. 18 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. Sun. Sept. 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Fri. Sept. 7 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont.

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81 Speedway Ready for Two Huge Nights of “Traditional” Non-Wing Sprint Action!
NCRA Modified and Mod Lites Join the Card on Saturday Night

Park City, Kansas – August 13, 2018 - Sprint Car racing fans throughout the state of Kansas will get their best 2018 dose of “traditional” non-wing Sprint Car racing action as race number three and four of this week’s Sixth Annual USAC Southwest Sprint Cars “Freedom Tour” takes place this Friday and Saturday night, August 17-18, at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas.
The four-race mini-series takes place over the course of four nights beginning on Wednesday night at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway before moving on to Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway on Thursday night and then culminating with two big nights at Park City, Kansas’ 81 Speedway near Wichita on Friday and Saturday.
Plenty of prize money is up for grabs as well with a $2,500 winner’s share hanging in the balance over all four nights along with $250-to-start for each feature event.
Current USAC Southwest Sprint Car points leader Charles Davis, Jr., of Buckeye, AZ, leads the southwest contingent that includes the likes of Mike Martin, Dennis Gile, Stevie Sussex, Shon Deskins, Chris Bonneau, Matt Lundy and Bobby Seals among others.
Best known as “Chargin’ Charles”, Charles Davis, Jr., topped last year’s opening leg at I-30 Speedway before parking it once again at the 81 Speedway beer garden in the Saturday night finale to run his career “Freedom Tour” win total to four triumphs.
Three-time and defending National Championship Racing Association 360-ci sprint car champion Jeremy Campbell of Wichita will look to defend his “home turf” against the USAC Southwest travelers.
Others expected to take on the travelers over at least portions of the week include Sapulpa’s Danny Smith, Andrew Deal, Jonathan Beason, Kyle Clark, Forrest Sutherland, Michelle Decker, Tim Kent, Casey Wills, Anthony Nicholson, David Stephenson and more.
Past Winners: Rick Ziehl (2013), Mike Martin (2014), Mike Martin (2015), Mother Nature (2016), R.J. Johnson (2017 Friday night), Charles Davis, Jr. (2017 Saturday night).
Along with the USAC Southwest sprint cars on Friday night, the tracks weekly divisions of Modifieds, AAA Modifieds, Rookie Modifieds and Thumpers will also be on the race card. Gates will open at 5:00 PM with race action set for a 7:00 PM start time. Grandstand admission is just $15 for adults and children ages eleven and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free.
Saturday night’s card will see the NCRA modified and NCRA mod lite drivers join the USAC Southwest sprint cars in an official point race for both divisions. Gates once again open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Grandstand admission for adults will be $20 while children ages eleven and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free.
81 Speedway will have “business appreciation” night both Friday and Saturday night where you and a guest could be admitted into the grandstands for free. To see if you are eligible, check out the tracks official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway.
More race and track information can be found on the tracks official website www.race81speedway.com or by calling the speedway office (316) 755-1781. The speedway is located North of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City.
To learn more about the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series, check out their website www.southwestsprintcars.com.
Information on the NCRA modified and NCRA mod lites can be obtained

 

 

Gualda’s Night Cut Short at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though his feature event ended just about as soon as it started on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Tony Gualda is already looking forward to bettering his result this week during the Mark Forni Classic.

“Unfortunately there was some contact between myself and another car at the start of the race and it collected a few cars and it tore our stuff up enough to end our night,” Tony Gualda said. “I hate it for everyone involved, and I hate that we tore up a lot of equipment for the second week in a row. Cody and Mandi give me a great opportunity and I really hate this for them.”

Timing the C&M Motorsports entry in third fastest in qualifying time trials, the Hollister, CA driver had a nice run in his heat race as he worked from fourth to second aboard the Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA machine.

Earning a spot in the redraw, the two pill put Gualda on the front row for the 25-lap finale as he still chases after his elusive first career win in a winged 360 sprint car.

As the field came through turns three and four to take the green flag, Gualda and fellow front row started Jimmy Trulli would come together and make contact and it would result in an accordion effect that saw Gualda endure significant contact and ultimately bring his night to an abrupt end.

“Coming to the green I was trying to get a good start because we were really fast and we came together and then everything happened,” Gualda said. “Now all we can do is rebuild, repair, and get ready for a big race this Saturday night. Thank you to all of our partners who continue to support us, as well as to Cody, Mandi, and this entire team for all they do.”

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

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports are right back to work on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-11.

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Earns First Career Knoxville Win to Lock Into Knoxville Nationals for First Time

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 13, 2018) - The 58 th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores couldn't have been much more emotional for Dominic Scelzi, whose roller coaster ride shifted from heartbreak to triumph during sprint car racing's marquee event last weekend at Knoxville Raceway.

The spectacle began on Wednesday at the half-mile oval, where Scelzi qualified 23rd quickest after going out late among the more than 40 competitors. He then won a heat race from the fourth starting position to move into 11th in points, which lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the A Main.

Scelzi advanced several positions and was running inside the top 10 when the u-joint failed with only a handful of laps remaining, dropping him from what would have likely locked his Scelzi Motorsports entry into Saturday's A Main.

"On Wednesday I wanted to cry," he said. "I was so upset. When Gio (Scelzi) made it in on Thursday I was so happy for him. All day Friday I was so ticked off that something happened to keep us out I was determined to get redemption for us and we did. You go from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs."

Scelzi returned to the track on Friday a day after learning that his brother's preliminary night performance locked him into Saturday's main event. Dominic Scelzi timed in 11th quickest in his group and ended third in a heat race to lock into the 16th starting position in the main event.

"I felt like the only way we could rebound was to run top four in the main event or win the World Challenge," he said. "With the way the Hard Knox format is it's unforgiving. We qualified good, but not good enough to get us up front for the main event since it reverts back to qualifying times. I didn't make as good of laps as I wanted and it's tough to drive through the field when there are so many great drivers in front of you if you aren't nearly perfect."

Scelzi advanced several positions to finish 12th in the race, but had one final option to garner a lock-in position to Saturday's Knoxville Nationals main event. He started fifth in the 20-lap SPEED SPORT World Challenge, which is an international race he qualified for thanks to spending his offseason racing in Australia.

"I was frustrated with my performance so for the World Challenge I knew what I needed to do as a driver," he said. "I talked to Scotty and my brother about keeping my head on straight and running good laps. This was the 11th hour. We're either in or out from here and this is the best shot I'll have at making the Knoxville Nationals.

"We started in fifth and got to the top to move right to third. The guy in second was making himself pretty wide. You don't want to give anyone a chance to get by you so I had to be a little conservative. I thought if I could get to second I'd have a shot at Brooke (Tatnell). We were able to do that and we got a caution. When a yellow comes out you know pretty much anyone who is leading will slide themselves in turns one and two. If I could get a good start I'll take the chance of losing second by running the top. We got a good start, he slid himself and we stayed up top. We had great momentum and we were able to slide him for the lead going into turn three."

Scelzi took the lead just before the midpoint of the race, but was put in the same position as Tatnell several laps later when a caution came out.

"I did have a stumble so I tried to start the race a little faster," Scelzi said. "I didn't do a good enough job. We sort of wheelied and James McFadden got by me. We were able to stay up and get back by him off turn four. After that I knew I had to set a strong enough pace where nobody could run me down. I tried to make the best pace as I could. I'm thankful it stayed green."

Scelzi pulled away for the victory, which was his first career at Knoxville Raceway. The win locked him into Saturday's $150,000-to-win A Main for the first time in his career. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/F9xq9Rt9BZk.

"There's no words that can describe it to me," he said. "It was the greatest moment of my life. I can't put into words how special it is to me, my team and my family. It's something I'm never going to forget for the rest of my life."

Unfortunately, an ignition problem kept the team from making hot laps on Saturday. The problem was remedied before Scelzi started the 50-lap main event from the rear.

"We went a lap down early, but I knew that'd be a factor," he said. "We knew starting 25th those guys would catch you pretty quick. I think we went down a lap on Lap 15 and then there was a caution on Lap 19. I was disappointed that happened. We raced up to around 13th or so before the final yellow came out. If we could have stayed on the lead lap and restarted 13th with two laps to go a top 10 was in sight. However, to be plus-nine, I'm beyond happy with it."

Scelzi was tied for the second-most cars passed in the race as he maneuvered from 25th to a 16th-place result.

Next up, the team will join the World of Outlaws for races this Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., for the Duel in the Dakotas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: DNF (11).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 12 (16); World Challenge: 1 (5).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 16 (25).

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 5 wins, 13 top fives, 24 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the 2 nd Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., for the Duel in the Dakotas with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Rose Transportation, Inc.

Red Rose Transportation, Inc., is a full-service transportation provider that partners with its clients to understand their business and develop creative, cost effective and efficient logistics solutions that will help the clients stay competitive. For more information, visit http://www.RedRoseTransportation.com .

"My mom and uncle started Red Rose Transportation in 1996 so it's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1," Scelzi said. "Everyone there has been an integral part of our team and we're grateful for their support."

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

 

 

Sides Motorsports Led to Top Five During Knoxville Nationals by Tim Kaeding

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 13, 2018) - Sides Motorsports registered a top-five finish last weekend during the 58 th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

Tim Kaeding joined Jason Sides as members of a two-car team that tackled the prestigious event at Knoxville Raceway.

"Tim did a great job and it was awesome to see him run so well at such a big event," Sides said. "We want to thank Dave Lunstra, Lone Dakota Acres and East River Ag Services for their support."

Kaeding qualified 13th quickest, maneuvered from sixth to second place during a heat race and advanced a position in the main event to finish fourth on Thursday during his preliminary action. That was good enough to rank 10th in overall points out of more than 90 competitors, locking him into Saturday's main event.

He capped the spectacle by maneuvering to a fifth-place finish on Saturday, a night after charging from 11th to second place during the World Challenge.

"Tim has still got it," Sides said. "I guess some people shouldn't be so quick to say he isn't at the top of his game."

Sides timed in 18th quickest during his preliminary night on Wednesday. A seventh-place finish in a heat race was followed by a 16 th-place run in the B Main.

"I tried to make both cars identical all weekend, but we needed to be a little freer than Tim had his car," Sides said.

Sides had his best night of the Knoxville Nationals on Friday when he qualified ninth quickest in his group, placed third in a heat race and closed the night with an 11th-place result. That lined him up toward the back of Saturday's B Main.

"That's pretty tough starting back there knowing you have to make it to the top four to transfer into the main event," he said. "We learned some things last weekend that I think we can apply to future races so that's a positive."

Sides, who was credited with a 20th-place result, will race with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., during the 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., during the Duel in the Dakotas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Sides) - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 16 (11).

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Kaeding) - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 4 (5).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Sides) - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 11 (11).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Kaeding) - World Challenge: 2 (11).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Sides) - B Main: 20 (17).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (Kaeding) - Feature: 5 (10).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

56 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 9 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the 2 nd Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., for the Duel in the Dakotas with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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

 

 

POWRi West Thursday Night Freedom Tour Special at Creek County Speedway

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (August 13, 2018) – The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA will make its lone appearance of the 2018 season at Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway this Thursday night.

The Midget series will accompany the night’s $2,500-to-win USAC Southwest Sprint Car “Freedom Tour” event in a special non-points event for the POWRi West Midget ranks.

Parity has prevailed in the POWRi West Midget ranks thus far in 2018 with 15 different winners in 18 feature events.

The only drivers to post multiple wins include Christopher Bell, who swept the season-opening double at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway, along with Broken Arrow’s Jonathan Beason and Nixa, Missouri’s Wesley Smith.

Single wins have been scattered among another dozen drivers including current series points leader Kory Schudy of Springfield, Missouri and teenage top-five points contenders Hank Davis of Sand Springs and Cannon McIntosh of Bixby.

Other top series contenders likely to vie for Thursday night Midget glory during the Freedom Tour week include Broken Arrow’s Hunter Fischer and Hunter Adair, Claremore’s Blake Edwards, Norman’s A.J. Burns, Sand Springs’ Brendon Wiseley and defending series champion Grady Chandler of Edmond among others.

In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer and A1 Machine.

Contingency sponsors include Smith Ti (Heat One), Keizer Wheels (Heat Two), Saldana Products (Heat Three), Rod End Supply (Heat Four), Pyrotech (Heat Five), BOSS Performance (High Point Driver), MPI “Official Steering Wheel” of POWRi West, Esslinger Engineering Performance Award (top-finishing Esslinger entry), and the MyChron Tom/AIM bonus of $300 (1st), $150 (2nd) and $50.

Thursday night’s racing action atop the ¼-mile Creek County Speedway clay oval goes green at 8:00 p.m.

Creek Count Speedway is located off I-44 (Turner Turnpike) Exit 211, then one mile west on Highway 66. For more information, contact the track at 918-693-7223 or check online at http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co/.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA is slated for 30 nights of competition including Thursday night’s non-point special event at 14 different tracks throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. The POWRi West Sooner Series consists of the dozen events in the state of Oklahoma.

More information regarding the POWRi West Midget League is available at http://www.powri.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PowRiWest/.

 

 

Abreu finishes second during Knoxville Nationals preliminary, qualifies for Knoxville Nationals A-main

Date: Thursday, August 9th Event: 58th annual Knoxville Nationals Preliminary Night Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (2nd)

Date: Saturday, August 11th Event: 58th annual Knoxville Nationals Finals Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 24th (13th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (August 13, 2018) – Rico Abreu’s August campaign continued to prove successful, padding his recent $20,000 Ironman 55 victory at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with an A-main start during Knoxville Nationals competition at Knoxville Raceway. The true pinnacle of sprint car racing – the sport’s Super Bowl – Abreu qualified for the world’s biggest sprint car event by way of runner-up finish during Knoxville Nationals preliminary competition on Thursday, August 9. The Knoxville Nationals finale, a 50-lap program awarding a $150,000 top prize on August 11, featured 25 of the world’s best; Abreu was scored 24th.

“The last two weeks have been season-altering for us,” Abreu explained, driver of the Rico Abreu Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Alpinestars/Lucas Oil/Rhino Wipe/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car. “To go from an Ironman victory to qualifying for the Knoxville Nationals A-main is pretty awesome. We certainly struggled during the early parts of the season, but this has certainly altered our attitudes for the better. I can’t say enough about this race team and what they are capable of doing. They never give up. They are mentally strong and keep pushing even when things get bad. I owe all of my recent successes to them.”

With Knoxville Nationals preliminary points setting Saturday night’s line-up, Abreu started the 50-lapper from the inside of row seven. Unfortunately, the St. Helena, Calif., native was cut short of any top-ten potential, actually forced to retire after the turn three and four cushion got the best of the familiar No. 24 sending Abreu for a wild ride. Abreu walked away from the incident unharmed.

“It wasn’t how we wanted to end our Nationals run, but that stuff happens. At least we were right there battling for a top-ten spot,” Abreu continued, who has now qualified for three consecutive Knoxville Nationals A-mains. “I was racing as hard as I could. On a stage that like, you can’t wait around. Regardless, we’re proud of our accomplishments and excited to move down the road.”

Rico Abreu’s upcoming plans will be determined in the coming days. Those interested should stay tuned online via Rico Abreu Racing social media.

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2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru August 13, 2018) Total Races: 53 Total Wins: 1 Total Top-5s: 7 Total Top-10s: 21 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Donny Schatz finishes second during 2018 Knoxville Nationals; WoO season continues in his home state of North Dakota

Date: Wednesday, August 8th Event: 58th annual Knoxville Nationals Preliminary Night Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (21st)

Date: Saturday, August 11th Event: 58th annual Knoxville Nationals Finals Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (4th)

World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 8/13/2018): 1st – 6468 points (198-point margin over second place, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 13, 2018) – Nearly attaining an 11th Knoxville Nationals championship on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz ended his weekend in the Hawkeye State one position short, ultimately missing sprint car racing’s highest honor and the $150,000 top prize that accompanies it by less than a car length.

Schatz, who has won ten out of the last 13 Knoxville Nationals championships, battled within a podium position during the first 47 circuits of the crown jewel event before getting a big break in the form of a caution with two laps remaining. Although the restart seemed promising, pounding the cushion as race leader, Brad Sweet, worked the bottom, Schatz could not prevail, forced to chase the Grass Valley, Calif., native to the final checkers.

The final margin of victory for Brad Sweet was .133 seconds; the second closest in Knoxville Nationals history.

“We were good tonight, but not good enough,” Donny Schatz explained after his A-main performance, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 sprint car. “I knew we were going to be good late. We were just forced to go where Brad (Sweet) wasn’t. He proved to be very good on the bottom. Congratulations to him and his team. They deserve this. We’ll come back and try again next year.”

Donny Schatz kicked-off his 2018 Knoxville Nationals campaign with a fifth place finish during preliminary competition on Wednesday evening, August 8. Although forced to compete in the evening’s consolation B-main after failing to transfer through his respective heat race, Schatz rebounded in a big way, eventually transferring through the 12-lap B-main before rallying from 21st on the A-main grid to finish fifth. The impressive display was enough to lock Schatz in Saturday’s A-main.

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will continue their 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign with a trip North Dakota, ready to invade two tracks in two days on Friday and Saturday, August 17 & 18. The Greatest Show On Dirt will kick-off the weekend on Friday evening with a visit to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, followed by a stop at Red River Valley Speedway on Saturday.

Still on top of the World of Outlaws championship standings, Schatz will enter the weekend with 15 Series victories on the season, also accumulating 45 top-ten finishes in 47 World of Outlaws main event stars.

The River Cities Speedway visit on Friday will be the second of two in 2018 for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Schatz won the River Cities event contested in June, his eleventh victory of the season at the time, holding off Brad Sweet and Kerry Madsen at the flagstand.

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

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

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

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

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru August 13, 2018) Total Races: 48 Total Wins: 17 Total Top-5s: 37 Total Top-10s: 46

World of Outlaws Races: 46 World of Outlaws Wins: 15 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 35 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 44

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CONTACT: Tyler Altmeyer Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises (724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

 

 

Tony Stewart earned 360 Knoxville Nationals B-main start; New York with All Stars ahead

Date: Thursday, August 2nd Event: 360 Knoxville Nationals Series: American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 20th (21st)

Date: Saturday, August 4th Event: 360 Knoxville Nationals Series: American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Tony Stewart B-Main Finish (Start): 6th (7th)

Date: Sunday, August 5th Event: Capitani Classic Series: Knoxville Championship Cup Series Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) Tony Stewart B-Main Finish (Start): 9th (9th)

Date: Monday, August 6th Event: Front Row Challenge Series: Non-sanctioned event Track: Southern Iowa Speedway (Oskaloosa, Iowa) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): Did Not Start

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 13, 2018) – Tony Stewart’s return to the Hawkeye State was action-packed, to say the least.

Smoke, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car, entered four events in five days; two during 360c.i. competition and two during 410 c.i. competition. The Columbus, Ind., native highlighted his visit to Iowa with a main event start during 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary competition at Knoxville Raceway; Stewart was scored 20th.

Stewart launched his 360 Knoxville Nationals campaign by setting the fastest qualifying time during the Thursday night preliminary program.

“It’s always nice getting back to Knoxville Raceway,” Stewart said, a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. “We were able to get a lot of lap time over the last week or so. That will prove to be very helpful when we visit New York with the All Star Circuit of Champions during the upcoming weekend. Hopefully we can keep improving and work toward a win with the Series.”

In addition to his 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary A-main start, Stewart finished sixth during the 360 Knoxville Nationals finals B-main, as well as finished ninth during the Capitani Classic B-main on Sunday, August 5. Although entered for action during the Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday, August 6, an early flat tire during preliminary action forced Stewart to retire for the rest of the evening.

Up next on the schedule, Tony Stewart will continue his 2018 campaign with a trio of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 starts in the Empire State during the upcoming weekend, set to visit Utica-Rome Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway, and Lebanon Valley Speedway on Friday through Sunday, August 17-19, respectively. Smoke will enter the weekend with ten top-ten finishes during All Star competition in 2018, four of which accomplished inside the top-five.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.tonystewart.com.

Tony Stewart: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/ or on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/TonyStewart

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

2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru August 13, 2018) Total Races: 51 Total Wins: 1 Total Top-5s: 17 Total Top-10s: 27

 

 

KNOXVILLE KNOCKOUT: Gravel Charges Forward to Impressive Run at Knoxville Nationals Second west coast swing of the season begins with a jaunt through the Dakotas

CARLISLE, PA. - August 13, 2018 - David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team were looking to return to the 5-Hour Knoxville Nationals for redemption. Merely a season removed from one of the most dominating performances in the events history, Gravel and the team were looking to "close the deal" and return home as champions of the biggest sprint car race of the year.

The team competed on Thursday, August 9th during Toyota Qualifying night. Gravel timed in 29th quick, finished fourth in his heat race and charged from 13th to 3rd in the feature.

"Time trials are important everywhere, but they are super important at the Nationals," Gravel. "Since you're basically accruing points each time you hit the track, it makes all the difference in the world. We didn't post the lap we wanted now did we win our heat race. That put us in a big hole. Luckily, Barry (Jackson), Derek (Miller) & Zach (Holloway) put together a great setup for the feature and we finished 3rd. That somewhat salvaged our night but it was a letdown after last year's performance."

By virtue of points, Gravel lined up 7th in the B-feature for Saturday nights program. With only the top-4 cars heading into the $150,000-to-win feature, Gravel and the team knew they had their work cut out for them.

"We had to really be on our A-game for to make it into the show," Gravel explained. "There was a lot of pressure but we made it. In the A, we had a good car and won the hard charger award. It's a small consolation prize but it all goes back to where we timed in on Thursday night. It just took us a while and a lot of hard work to dig out of that hole."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour now heads west for the second time this year. Stops at River Cities Speedway near Grand Forks, N.D. and Red River Valley Speedway near Fargo, N.D. are on tap at the tour makes its way to the west coast.

"We love going up to North Dakota," commented Gravel. "The race fans are awesome up there and those are two tracks that are really fun to run. We've had some success at both, particularly River Cities. We've still got some goals to accomplish this year and we want to make a run in the points. We've got enough time left to make some noise."

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2018 STATS:

Events: 50

Quick Times: 3

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 29

Top-10's: 42

Heat Race Wins: 19

Dash Wins: 3

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

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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.

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

 

 

Wilson Shows Progress Throughout Challenging Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 13, 2018) - The theme for Greg Wilson throughout the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores was progress.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels sponsored team progressed throughout the biggest sprint car event of the season last weekend at Knoxville Raceway, where Wilson posted his best result since 2015.

The event began on Thursday for Wilson, who narrowly missed the heat race inversion via qualifying. However, he powered from ninth to sixth place in a heat race and from 18th to 10th place in the B Main.

"We went out and laid an egg in qualifying and that just puts you behind," he said. "We passed cars and almost made it out of our heat race. Then we passed a ton of cars in the B Main."

That progress continued to show the following night as Wilson timed in eighth quickest in his group before a runner-up result in a heat race locked him into the ninth starting position for the A Main.

"We laid down a good qualifying lap and ripped it in the heat race," he said. "We were running seventh or eighth in the feature and felt like we had a car that would be good at the end when we had a part failure."

Unfortunately, the DNF relegated him to the eighth starting spot in the C Main on Saturday. Wilson advanced a couple of positions before finishing sixth, which ended up being one spot shy of transferring into the B Main. It marked his best result during the Knoxville Nationals since an eighth-place finish in the B Main in 2015.

"Once again we moved forward," he said. "I'm super proud of the progress we made. I can honestly say I've never left here feeling exciting to come back. Leaving here I wish the 2019 Knoxville Nationals was tomorrow.

"A huge thanks to my cousin, Kent, and to Shannon Wheatley of Redlined Welding & Construction, who is a good friends of ours. He really helped us straighten some stuff out on our race car. I think that was a huge part of why we improved."

Wilson will return to action with the World of Outlaws this Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., for the Duel in the Dakotas.

Wilson also has Hercules Tires dealership visits on tap for Wednesday at Cenex Tire Pros in Alexandria, Minn., from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday at Interstate Power Systems in Grand Forks, N.D., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 43; Heat race: 6 (9); B Main: 10 (18).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: DNF (9).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the 2 nd Leg of the Northern Tour and Saturday at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., for the Duel in the Dakotas with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Wednesday at Cenex Tire Pros in Alexandria, Minn., from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday at Interstate Power Systems in Grand Forks, N.D., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

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"Ed Starr of Magtech has become a good friend whom I met through Danny Smith several years ago," Wilson said. "He's taken care of our ignition stuff since then and we appreciate his support.

"Bart and Corey with Banshee Graphics have become really good friends with our team and it's great to do business with a company that's so innovative. We've been with them for probably more than 15 years. It's a great company to work with."

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

 

 

Starks Learns During Busy Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 13, 2018) - It takes near perfection to be successful during the famed Knoxville Nationals, which Trey Starks learned last year when he made the A Main on the final night for the first time in his career.

Unfortunately, last weekend wasn't a perfect one for Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports, which tackled the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores at Knoxville Raceway.

The action began on Thursday when Starks qualified seventh quickest overall. However, an eighth-place finish in a heat race relegated him to the B Main. Starks was in contention early to garner a transfer position into the main event until a mechanical failure sidelined the team.

"We had really good speed, but just didn't make it through the heat and had bad luck in the B Main," he said.

Starks returned to the half-mile oval on Friday. He timed in ninth quickest in his group and placed third in a heat race to lock into the 12 th starting position for the A Main.

"We just didn't quite have the speed we needed in the feature," he said. "We have to work on some things to get a little bit faster. We were just off and needed to be better at the end of the night and we just didn't quite have it."

Starks held on for an 18th-place finish. That lined him up third in the C Main on Saturday. He finished fifth and was awarded the final transfer position into the back of the B Main. Starks gained a couple of positions before ending 22nd.

"We need to get a little faster when it counts," he said. "I think we learn every time we come here. It's a little disappointing because we made the show last year, but that's a hard thing to do. We ended in the B Main this year, which isn't anything to hang our heads about."

The team tentatively plans on competing with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions this Friday at Utica-Rome Speedway in Utica, N.Y.; Saturday at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y.; and Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 9 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 18 (4).

Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 18 (12).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - C Main: 5 (3); B Main: 22 (24).

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Utica-Rome Speedway in Utica, N.Y.; Saturday at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y.; and Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for 60 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products including fuel, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets. For more information, visit http://www.ChampionBrands.com.

"Champion Brands is a great company that is synonymous with racing," Starks said. "We use Champion oil and other Champion products and we are proud to be supported by such an esteemed company."

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

 

 

Daniel Returns to Missouri State Fair Speedway This Sunday

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 13, 2018) - Mason Daniel will return to Missouri State Fair Speedway this Sunday for an event with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

Daniel was victorious with the ASCS Warrior Region during his debut at the historic half-mile oval in Sedalia, Mo., on June 29. The 18-year-old won the second heat race that night and started on the pole of the 25-lap main event. Daniel battled veteran driver Tony Bruce Jr. for the lead before he came out on top.

"This weekend is a bigger race at Sedalia so there will be more cars and even tougher competition than last time," Daniel said. "We were fast there last time and I really enjoy that track. It's one of my favorite tracks."

Daniel was last in action during the 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway earlier this month so he and his team are excited to return to action. They were scheduled to compete last week during the Ultimate ASCS Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, but trouble with the trailer prevented that trip.

"The car has been ready for a week and we'll just fine-tune it in the shop this week and be ready to go racing on Sunday," he noted.

Daniel recently spent the week in Knoxville taking in all of the action from the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores. This marked the second time he has attended sprint car racing's biggest event.

"I had been to the 410 Nationals once before when I was a freshman in high school," shared Daniel. "I told my dad one day we'll be here. A few years later we have started racing at Knoxville weekly. It was special to be back there and watch the race. It was amazing how many people were there and how much everyone enjoys it."

The native of Springville, Calif., used the trip as a learning experience, watching the best sprint car drivers in the world battle night after night. Daniel also was able to glean plenty of knowledge from his mentor, Danny Lasoski.

"You learn a lot from just watching those drivers," Daniel said. "Watching Brad Sweet run the bottom, that is what Danny has been preaching since we started running at Knoxville. Danny is a great teacher. He'll point out things and almost predict what is going to happen before it happens. It's a great experience to sit and watch a race with him."

SEASON STATS

31 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young's Commercial Transfer

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

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

Daniel would also like to thank Dillon Risk Management and Precise Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Featuring Winged and Non-Wing Sprint Cars Friday During New Fashion Pork Night presented by Livewire Printing Company

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 13, 2018) - The lights at Jackson Motorplex will be turned back on this Friday for New Fashion Pork Night presented by Livewire Printing Company.

The 4/10-mile oval will host the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series by GRP Motorsports 360ci winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc following two dormant weekends.

The Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series are co-sanctioning the Midwest Power Series event, which pays $3,000 to win and $400 to start. An average of more than 39 drivers have competed during four previous 360ci winged sprint car shows at Jackson Motorplex this season, including a season-best 47 drivers during the most recent race. Ryan Bickett, Jack Dover, Thomas Kennedy and Dominic Scelzi have each been victorious.

Kaleb Johnson has used a division-leading six top-five finishes to build a 19-point lead in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids championship standings. Shane Fick ranks second with Jacob Hughes only two points back.

Alex Schriever is the only two-race winner in the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc division this season and that has led him to a 21-point advantage over Clinton Bruns in the championship standings. Brandon Stevenson is third and only 55 points out of the lead.

C&B Operations, LLC will be doing the final bicycle giveaway of the season, providing six bicycles to children during the intermission. Children ages 10-years-old and younger can sign up as they enter the grandstand area.

The pits open at 3:30 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for seniors ages 62-years-old and older and $5 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get into the main grandstands for free. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 12-years-old and younger.

UP NEXT -

Friday for New Fashion Pork Night presented by Livewire Printing Company featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series by GRP Motorsports 360ci winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

RacinBoys Set for Live Broadcasts of ASCS National Tour and URSS Events

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 13, 2018) - A handful of live audio broadcasts are on the schedule this weekend for RacinBoys, which will showcase Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com and United Rebel Sprint Car Series events.

The action begins on Friday with a URSS race at Stockton Speedway in Stockton, Kan. URSS shows on Saturday and Sunday at Oberlin Speedway in Oberlin, Kan., will also be broadcast.

Additionally, the ASCS National Tour returns to competition on Saturday at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, followed by a race on Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.

Live audio from all five races will be free while premium members of the RacinBoys website will receive free live audio of the A Main from both ASCS National Tour events.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midget Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

RacinBoys will also be busy this weekend hosting PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group , which is a free show that focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races around the country. It airs on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels.

Follow the RacinBoys social media accounts for updated times of when to tune in on both Friday and Saturday night.

Additionally, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com.

 

 

Hopkins Back in Placerville Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- One week removed from a hard charge to finish fifth, Shane Hopkins would overcome an opening lap wreck to salvage his fourth Top-10 of the season as he limped home with a 10th place finish on Saturday night.

“It was just kind of a night where nothing seemed to go our way,” Hopkins said. “It started off rough, then we got involved in the opening lap wreck and ran the feature with intermittent brakes. I still have to thank everyone for all of their help.”

Having some engine issues in time trials, Hopkins would end up 17th quickest aboard the Moxie Mechanical/Morrison Concrete/TNT Powdercoat entry and would then find himself in the back row of his heat race.

Finishing fifth in his heat, Hopkins would find himself in the seventh row to start the 25-lap ‘A’ main event. When the green flag waived a pile up in turn four would collect several cars and with nowhere to go the Cameron Park, CA driver would endure damage and be forced to the work area.

Changing out a damaged front end, Hopkins would make his way back down the turn three entry ramp and would rejoin the field form the 12th starting position with still the entire race to be ran.

Getting underway, Hopkins would find himself dealing with brake issues though he was able to make it work and move into 10th. With his car a bit of a handful with troubles brakes, Hopkins would hang on and end his night with a 10th place finish and he now looks forward to the Mark Forni Classic this weekend.

“It was a rough night from start to finish, but we continued to work hard and try and get better,” Hopkins added. “The end result wasn’t what we wanted but considering how the feature started we will definitely take it and move forward to this weekend.”

Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports would like to thank Moxie Mechanical, Morrison Concrete, TNT Powdercoat, LRB Ent., ADCO Driveline, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Soares Motorsports, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Capital Ace Hardware, Johnson Motorsports, American River Overhead, Americote Painting, Gary Morgan Graphics, and ART Enterprises for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-19, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP- Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports are back in action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway for the Mark Forni Classic.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21, or by following Moxie Motorsports on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moxie97.

 

 

Blake Carrick Bounces Back From Opening Lap Wreck To Record Second Consecutive Ninth Place Finish at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Despite being collected in an opening lap wreck, Blake Carrick would rebound well as he fought forward and finished ninth at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

“We had nowhere to go and got upside down on the opening lap wreck but fortunately my guys were able to get me back out and we came back to finish ninth,” Blake Carrick said.

Timing his CVC backed No. 38 entry in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials, Carrick would take advantage of the prime starting position in his heat race and would race his way to the win and make himself eligible for the nightly redraw.

Pulling the five pill, Carrick would put the Cemex/Interstate Oil/Conti, Harris, and Sloan entry in the third row to start the 25-lap feature event. When the field came through turns three and four to take the green flag, contact between cars up front would create a huge wreck and Carrick would get collected and actually get his machine upside down.

Making repairs and rejoining the field, Carrick would find himself back in 10th with the severity of the wreck. Running well inside the Top-10, Carrick would move into ninth with just five laps to go in the feature event.

Running solidly in the Top-10 for the final five circuits, Carrick would cap his night off with his fifth career Top-10 finish at the helm of a winged 360.

“It was a bummer to get caught up in that wreck, but I was fortunate to be able to restart the race and still put together a good run,” Carrick said. “Thanks to everyone who made it possible.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick is now slated to return to the Midwest and do some midget racing with Keith Kunz Motorsports. Carrick will be in Macon, IL on Saturday night and in Sun Prairie, WI on Sunday night.

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

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

 

 

Cox Sixth at Placerville After Being Involved In Opening Lap Incident

PETERSEN MEDIA: Despite getting collected in a big wreck coming to the green flag, Justyn Cox would restart from the tail end of the field with a repaired car and rally to finish sixth on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

“I’m not really sure how we made it back out with all that was damaged, but I really have to thank my guys and everyone that pitched in and helped us,” Justyn Cox said. “It went non stop after that incident so I think we had a pretty good car with how we were able to come from the tail and finish sixth.”

Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c machine in ninth quickest in qualifying time trials, the Clarksburg, CA driver was able to win his heat race from his front row starting position and earn a berth in the redraw.

Not having the greatest luck in the draw, Cox would find himself with the vaunted eighth eight pill and would roll off from the fourth row in the 25-lap finale. When the field came to take the green flag, contact up front would cause a pile up and Cox would get collected in the mayhem.

Tearing up his nose wing, top wing, radius rods, and drag link, Cox would head up the hill to the work area where his crew and others would quickly go to work making repairs.

Able to make the call and rejoin the field, Cox would line up in the back of the back for the second attempt at a start. When the race came to life, Cox was very sporty on a the very racy surface that was presented to the teams following pre race track prep.

Jumping into the Top-10 early, Cox would find himself up in eighth with just six laps remaining in what turned out to be a non stop 25 laps following the initial stoppage.

Getting into seventh with just four laps left in the race, Cox would get up to sixth on the 22nd lap where he would go on to take the checkered flag.

“I didn’t know if we even had a chance to restart the race, and to do that and come back to sixth just says a lot about our race team,” Cox said. “It was unfortunate but we salvaged it and are now looking forward to the Mark Forni Classic on Saturday night.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-30, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-13

ON TAP: Cox is set to return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the Mark Forni Classic.

 

 

Carrick Finishes on Placerville Speedway Podium Saturday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Tanner Carrick would put together a very strong run that culminated with him finishing third in the feature event behind Justin Sanders and Andy Forsberg.

“It was a really good night for our team in a new Spike Chassis,” Tanner Carrick said. “To finish third behind those two at Placerville Speedway isn’t anything to hang your head about and it feels good to continue to run well in the sprint car.”

Timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T entry in second quickest in qualifying time trials, the Lincoln, CA standout would finish fourth in his heat race and solidify his spot in the Top-Eight redraw.

Pulling the four, Carrick would take the green flag from second row where he would be able to avoid contact on an opening lap altercation that collected a good portion of the field.

With the wreckage cleared and the field restacked, Carrick would settle into the third position as he battled with Andy Forsberg in the race’s early laps. Falling back to fourth on the sixth circuit, Carrick would continue to keep pace with the leaders as they quickly found themselves in dense traffic.

As the battle continued, Carrick would continue to stalk Forsberg until he then turned his attention to Jimmy Trulli who now ran third and in front of him. On the 14th lap, Carrick would drive by the seasoned veteran as he was back on the podium and eyeing Sanders and Forsberg who ran ahead of him.

Getting held up in traffic, Carrick would do a nice job of keeping Sean Becker and Zane Blanchard at bay behind him as he took the checkered flag with a third place finish.

“Our new Spike Chassis was awesome and I have to thank Clark for all of his efforts getting it dialed in,” Carrick added. “We have some great backers on this team, and I have to thank all of them and my family as well.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 20, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 4, Top 10’s: 11

ON TAP: Carrick will head back to the Midwest this Saturday and Sunday night with the Keith Kunz Motorsports team as they will be in Macon, IL on Saturday night and in Sun Prairie, WI on Sunday night.

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.

 

 

F&F Racing Second at Placerville Speedway with Andy Forsberg

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though their win streak was snapped on Saturday night, things still went really well for Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing as they finished second at Placerville Speedway and took another step closer to capturing the track championship.

“We got lucky and avoided a big wreck on the start of the race and it moved us to fifth for the second start,” Andy Forsberg said. “After that the race went non stop, and we had a great car on a great surface. We got close to Sanders at the end but settled for second.”

Timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. x1 entry in sixth quickest in time trials after being the first car out and he would need to earn a heat race win to make the redraw.

Unable to grab the win, Forsberg would finish fourth in his heat race and find himself in the fifth row to start the 25-lap feature event, where he was in search of his third consecutive win at the speedway.

When the green flag was displayed, a huge pile up would ensue out of turn four and the Auburn, CA driver was just able to sneak through the infield and miss out on the action.

After everything was sorted out, Forsberg would find himself in the third row for the second attempt at a start. When the race came back to life, it would eventually go green-to-checkered with the leaders spending a lot of time racing through traffic.

Able to work into second just past the race’s halfway point, Forsber would set his sights on Justin Sanders as he looked to keep his win streak going. Closing in on Sanders with five to go, Forsberg would be unable to get around him.

Continuing to stalk the leader, Forsberg would close in as Sanders would bobble on the white flag lap and would make it close coming to the checkered but did not have the momentum to get by as he would take home a second place finish.

“It was another really good night for our team,” Forsberg said. “We did have a little luck on our side when the race got started, but we were really good we just didn’t quite have enough for the 4SA. Thanks to my guys for all their hard work, and to all of our partners for continuing to support us.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing will look to get back in victory lane this Saturday night at Placerville Speedway during the Mark Forni Classic.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-22, Wins-6, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-17.

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

 

 

Robert Ballou Surges From Seventh To Score Third Win of Season in Convincing Fashion

PETERSEN MEDIA: Robert Ballou had a very strong weekend in Indiana that saw him run second on Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway before an impressive win on Sunday night at the Terre Haute Action Track.

“We kind of had an eventful Sunday night but it all worked out and were able to grab another feature event win,” Robert Ballou said. “I have felt like we have been heading the right direction, and after pretty much a disastrous Sprint Week it is nice to have a couple of good nights.”

Checking in at THAT on Sunday night, issues in time trials would see Ballou and crew working feverishly under the hood of the Dickinson Farms/Lucas Oil Products/Abreu Vineyards entry hoping to find an issue before heat races.

Able to diagnose and fix what ailed them, the Rocklin, CA native would grid the field from 10th in his heat race. Getting off to a tough start that saw a couple of close calls in turn two, ‘The Mad Man’ would settle in and put on a bit of a show as he would work forward and earn a third place finish.

After his night started in a bit of a hole, Ballou would line up in the fourth row for the 25 lap feature event. After quite the performance at THAT during Indiana Sprint Week, Ballou proved to be up for another impressive performance as he wasted no time working his way forward.

Making quick work of the field, Ballou would find himself out front and pulling away. Hitting his marks lap after lap, Ballou would go on to win from seventh by over four seconds, marking his third win of the 2018 season.

Also in action on Saturday night, Ballou would check in at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN where he would time his machine in third fastest in his time trial group before finishing second in heat race competition.

Moving into the feature event, the California native turned Indiana resident would line up in the third row. When the racing action came to life, Ballou worked his way forward and found himself in the second position as he chased after CJ Leary.

Holding down second, Ballou would take the checkered flag in the runner up position.

“To be on the podium on both nights is really where we need to be,” Ballou said. “We continuing to improve and hopefully we can pick up a couple more wins before the year is over. Huge thanks to everyone that continues to support our race team and allow us to get out here weekly.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Dickinson Farms, Lucas Oil Products, Abreu Vineyards, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, Unique Breedz, Suburban Subaru, Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Twister-X, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Blakesley Auto, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, and Bell Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Robert Ballou will return to action this Friday night in Gas City, IN for the Summer Slam before invading Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday night.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 39, Wins- 3, Top 5’s- 19, Top-10’s- 30

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.

 

 

Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports Score Third Win of Season at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports are proving to be quite the potent combination at Placerville Speedway as the duo was able to record their third feature event win of the season on Saturday night.

“Dale Miller and his guys really have this place figured out and do a great job of putting a fast racecar underneath me,” Justin Sanders said. “It was a ton of fun on Saturday night and I am happy to get another win for these guys.”

Timing the Thompson’s Auto/RedHawk Casino/Dale Miller Motorsports No. 4SA machine in 11th fastest in time trials, the Aromas, CA pilot would find himself on the front row of his heat race.

Racing his way to the important win, Sanders would earn a berth in the redraw where the three pill put him in the second row to start the 25-lap feature event. A big pile up on the race’s initial start would see the field re stacked, and with cars dropping out Sanders would now find himself on the front row.

When the green flag was displayed to the field for the second time, Sanders was able to rocket into the lead as he searched after his third win of the season aboard the Dale Miller Septic, Inc./El Dorado Hills Landscaping/Anrak Corporation entry.

As the race would go green to checkered after the initial red, Sanders would feel pressure for track point leader, Andy Forsberg as the leaders raced through heavy traffic.

Able to keep the field at bay, Sanders would make one bobble on the cushion in the race’s waning laps that made things interesting but as he got back in the racing groove, he would race on to score another feature event victory giving him three for the year with Dale Miller Motorsports and 13 for himself personally.

“It is great to grab another win against such a stout field of cars,” Sanders added. “Dale Miller as great equipment and deserves this success, so again I really have to thank him for working with me this year when there’s room in both our schedules.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Auto, RedHawk Casino, Dale Miller Septic, Inc, El Dorado Hills Landscaping, Anrak Corporation, Frank’s Body Shop, Wion’s Powder Coating, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal and Fabrication, and Vortex Wings for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 12, Wins- 3, Top-5’s-5, Top-10’s-7

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports will return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the Mark Forni Classic with Greg DeCaires back behind the wheel.

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Up to Speed: 2nd Leg of the Northern Tour for World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — August 13, 2018 — The 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series takes to the track on Friday, August 17 at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. Donny Schatz was victorious in the 1st Leg of the Northern Tour in June, which marked his sixth win in the last seven World of Outlaws races at the track and 10th overall, which leads all drivers. Also in action will be the NLRA Late Model Series. This edition of Up to Speed sets the stage for 2nd Leg of the 2018 Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

The track

River Cities Speedway is a high-banked, three-tenths-mile. The track record of 9.269-seconds at 116.517 mph was established by two-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Jason Meyers on August 21, 2009.

Past winners

Donny Schatz is the winningest driver in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition at River Cities Speedway. The North Dakota native has 10 total wins at the track, including in eight of the last 11 races for the series at the high-banked bullring. Schatz has won at least once at River Cities Speedway in each of the last six seasons.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion, won at River Cities Speedway in 2014, while Kraig Kinser also is a past winner at the track.

Batting a thousand

In baseball terms, Donny Schatz is a batting a thousand when it pertains to top-10 finishes at River Cities Speedway. The nine-time and defending series champion is a perfect 22 for 22 in the top-10 finishes department. In fact, 20 of those finishes are top-five performances. A pair of seventh-place showings are the worst for Schatz in the 12 seasons the Outlaws have been visiting the high-banked oval.

Six-in-a-row

David Gravel has recorded six straight top-10 finishes at River Cities Speedway, dating back to 2015. Sprinkled in that solid string of a races was a win in June of 2017 at the track, which snapped a four-race win streak that Donny Schatz has been on. Grave finished eighth in June at River Cities.

Padding the stats

Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart all added top-five finishes to their stats sheet at River Cities Speedway in June. Pittman has 10 top-10 finishes in 13 starts at River Cities in his career. Sweet, who is Pittman’s teammate at Kasey Kahne Racing, has eight top-10 runs in 12 starts, with six of those being top-five performances, including back-to-back runner-up finishes as he chases his first win at the track. Stewart has six top-10s in eight starts, with a trio of those being top-five runs, including a fourth-place effort in June.

Nearly perfect attendance

Jason Sides has competed in 20 of the previous 22 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at River Cities Speedway, dating back to 2007. The veteran driver has nine top-10 finishes at River Cities, with a pair of those being top-five runs, including a runner-up finish in June of 2011.

Kraig Kinser has also been in attendance for a majority of the Outlaws races at River Cities Speedway. The third-generation driver has made 17 starts at the track over the last 12 seasons. Kinser won at River Cities in 2012 and has eight top-10 finishes at the venue.

Closing in on a win

Jacob Allen has been close to scoring his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win, a handful of times over the last two months. The 24-year-old, who has led several laps of feature racing competition this year, led his first ever laps with the Outlaws in June of 2017 at River Cities Speedway.

Logan Schuchart, who is Allen’s teammate at Shark Racing, recently won his first race of 2018, taking the finale of the Ironman 55 Weekend in Missouri. Schuchart has a pair of top-five finishes in his career at River Cities Speedway.

Breakout season

Sheldon Haudenschild scored his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win on opening night in February in Florida. The fourth-generation driver has added three more wins since then as he continues a breakout season that see him currently sit sixth in points. Haudenschild has one top-10 finish at River Cities Speedway in his young career.

Turning the corner

Greg Wilson, who is in his third full season on the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, changed chassis manufacturers and engine providers prior to the busy stretch of races in July, and those changes have been paying off, with several strong runs, including a season-best runner-up finish in the Knight Before the Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio. Wilson has a pair of top-10 finishes in his career at River Cities Speedway.

Getting laps

Brent Marks, who is in his sophomore season on the road with the Outlaws and Ian Madsen, who is in the midst of his rookie campaign, have a limited number of starts at River Cities Speedway. Madsen has made a total of five starts at the track and has two top-10 finishes. Marks, who has two win this season, has visited Grand Forks three times and also has a pair of top-10 showings.

Local contingent

Leading the way for the local contingent against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is Mark Dobmeier, the multi-time track champion and winningest sprint car driver in track history. The Grand Forks native charged from the 25th starting spot to finish ninth in June. Also expected to challenge the Outlaws are Thomas Kennedy, who was fastest in time trials against the series in June, Blake Egeland, who recently won his first race at the track, former track champion Austin Pierce, Jade Hastings, Jordan Adams and Bob Martin among others.

Full-fendered action

The NLRA Late Models Series will join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at River Cities Speedway. In June, Ricky Weiss made the trip south from Winnipeg to win the companion event to the Outlaws race. Donny Schatz, who recently won with the NLRA at Nodak Speedway in his hometown of Minot, finished fifth in June in the NLRA race. Dustin Strand is the current NLRA point leader over Brad Seng and Mike Balcaen.

Tickets for the 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 17, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and NLRA Late Model Series can be purchased in advance online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com, as well at ticket outlets in the Grand Forks area, the River Cities Speedway office and at the track on race day.

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Point Races Heat Up as NCRA Season Winds Down for All Four Divisions!

Top Ten and Remaining Schedules

Park City, Kansas – August 13, 2018 - As the 2018 race season winds down for all-four of the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products divisions, the point chase in three of the four divisions is getting clearer as we see who is in contention for the championship and who will finish in the final top ten, in the point standings, and invited to the year-end banquet in January of 2019.

After leading the point standings for much of the season, J.D. Johnson of Wichita, Kansas finds himself back atop the series 360-ci point standings after his victory the night before the just completed Hutchinson Grand Nationals. J.D. was atop the standings much of the season until falling back to second after the July 14th event at 81 Speedway as three-time and defending tour champion Jeremy Campbell of Wichita took over the point lead. Johnson will have a slim ten-point-lead over Campbell heading into the next schedule event, slated for Saturday night, September 2. Former series champion Don Droud, Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska is just 50 points out of the lead while Danny Jennings of Norman, Oklahoma sits 100-points out of the top spot. Just three-point races remain on the 2018 race season.

Leading the tour with four (4) feature victories on the season, Tanner Mullens finally took over the point lead after the Hutchinson Grand Nationals and will come into this Saturday night’s (August 18) event with a slim ten-point-lead over Cody Schniepp. Despite not having reached victory lane thus far this season, Schnieep had led the season point standings since opening weekend in April. Scott Green is -125 points out of the lead while three-time and defending tour champion Dan Powers sits -180 behind in the standings and still looking to reach victory lane for the first time this season. Tyler Davis still has an outside chance of earning his second series championship, although he sits -215 points out of the point lead with six events still remaining.

Although he is still searching for his first victory of the season, Dusty Leonard still sits atop the current series late model standings and holds a slim fifteen-point lead over former co-champion Daniel Smith. Veteran Delbert Smith is just 35-points- out of the point lead while three-time and defending tour champion Chris Kratze-r sits just -50 points behind. Recently crowned Hutchinson Grand Nationals champion Cory Dumpert, who leads the tour with four feature victories on the season, sits just -70 points out of the point lead. The tour will be back in action on Saturday night, August 25th.

And finally, in the series mod lite division, three-time and defending tour champion Justin Kinderknecht has won four of the five events held thus far this season and holds a 105-point lead over Dustin Forsberg and 115 points on Tyler Bradshaw. The next event for the tour will be this coming Saturday night at 81 Speedway.

For complete point standings for all divisions, as well as remaining 2018 schedules, official rules and more, check out the series official website www.racencra.com and keep daily track of the series on their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

Below is the official top ten in the point standings for all four divisions as well as remaining events and feature winners for the 2018 race season.

NCRA Sprints

1) J.D. Johnson 2090, 2) Jeremy Campbell 2080, 3) Don Droud, Jr. 2040, 4) Danny Jennings 1955, 5) Jake Greider 1845, 6) Jeff Stasa 1820, 7) J.R. Topper 1795, 8) Fred Mattox 1530, 9) Kaden Taylor 1345, 10) Ray Seeman 1135

Feature victories: Danny Jennings (2), Jeremy Campbell, Don Droud, Jr., J.D. Johnson, Jake Bubak, Blake Hahn, Tim Crawley (1)

Remaining schedule:

September 1 – 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

October 6 – Salina Speedway/Salina, Kansas

October 13 – 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

NCRA Modifieds

1) Tanner Mullens 2410, 2) Cody Schniepp 2400, 3) Scott Green 2285, 4) Dan Powers 2230, 5) Tyler Davis 2195, 6) Josh Lanterman 2155, 7) Tad Davis 1995, 8) Bryce Schniepp 1900, 9) Jake Nightingale 1885, 10) Brandon Massey 1840

Feature victories: Tanner Mullens (4), Tyler Davis (2), Tad Davis, Cory Lagroon (1)

Remaining schedule:

August 18 – 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

August 31 – Salina Speedway/Salina, Kansas

September 1 – 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

September 15 – 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

October 6 -Salina Speedway/Salina, Kansas

October 20 – 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas ($2000 to win)

NCRA Late Models

1) Dusty Leonard 2190, 2) Daniel Smith 2175, 3) Delbert Smith 2155, 4) Chris Kratzer 2140, 5) Cory Dumpert 2120, 6) Jimmy Segraves 2000, 7) Adam Popp 1960, 8) Adam Schrag 1915, 9) Tony Foster 1650, 10) Brandon Givens 1635

Feature victories: Cory Dumpert (4), Delbert Smith, Brandon Givens, Josh Leonard (1)

Remaining schedule:

August 25 – 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

September 15 – 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

October 6 – Salina Speedway/Salina, Kansas

NCRA Mod Lites

1) Justin Kinderknecht 1440, 2) Dustin Forsberg 1335, 3) Tyler Bradshaw 1325, 4) Trace Ayers 1090, 5) Cody Kretchmar 1045, 6) Alex Loveless 1010, 7) Zane Hansen 940, 8) Jason Roe 910, 9) Chris Unruh 810, 10) Jeremy Heim 755

Feature victories: Justin Kinderknecht (4), Dustin Forsberg (1)

Remaining schedule:

August 18 – 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

September 1 – 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

October 6 – Salina Speedway/Salina, Kansas

October 20 – 81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas ($1000 to win)

 

 

Brad Furr Extends Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo Point Lead Via Dominant Third Win of Season Friday Night

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- Friday night at Ocean Speedway, Brad Furr was simply dominant as he led from green to checkers to claim his third win of the season and extend his point lead to 12 digits with just four races remaining on the 2018 calendar.

Leading the field to green alongside Mitchell Faccinto, who won the Dash, Furr would get the early lead in turns one and two and would quickly leave the rest of the field in his wake as he flexed his muscles early in the 30-lap affair.

Reaching the tail end of the field in just four laps, Furr would have no issues as he would carve through traffic with no hiccups and continue to keep the rest of the field at bay. While Furr made the race for the lead a snoozer, the action behind him was hot and heavy as Faccinto and Justin Sanders battled for second and Tucker Worth and Ryan Bernal duked it out for fourth a little further behind.

The race for second would heat up in traffic as Faccinto would have trouble clearning a slower car allowing Sanders to dive low on him but Sanders’ efforts would be negated as Faccinto continued to hold the runner up position.

Furr would continue to be unchallenged until the lone caution of the race flew on lap 25 for Tucker Worth who had issues while running well inside the Top-Five.

Though the field was on his rear bumper, Furr would be hard on the throttle when the green lights flashed back on as he would go on to win by over four seconds and lapping up to sixth place.

Faccinto, Sanders, Bernal, and Koen Shaw would round out the top-five in a race that was completed in just six minutes and 30 seconds.

Faccinto would get the night started off by earning Ray Schiedts Electric Quick Time with a lap of 11.664 seconds as Sanders and Worth would each win heat races. As mentined before, Faccinto would also go on to win the Dash.

Due to his unfortunatle luck with just five laps remaining in the race, Tucker Worth picked up the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award as James Ringo earned High Five Pizza Hard Charger Honors.

2018 Winners- Justin Sanders (March 30th), Bud Kaeding (April 13th), Justin Sanders (April 27th), Brad Furr (May 4th), Bud Kaeding (May 11th), Koen Shaw (June 15th), Justin Sanders (July 6th), Brad Furr (July 13th), Tanner Thorson (July 20th) Justin Sanders (July 27th), Brad Furr (August 10th).

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Cory Turner Rolls To 11th Top-10 In Ohsweken Return

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (August 13, 2018) – Cory Turner returned to the seat of his KT Tobacco/Silo Wireless No.97 360 Sprint Car this weekend and ran to an seventh-place finish last Friday night in the first 360 Sprint Car Feature contested at Ohsweken Speedway since July 13.

He started the night with a win in the first heat race of the night and we extremely pleased with how strong the car was as he outpaced Scott Kreutter to score the victory.

“The car was really good,” Turner said. “That’s definitely the slickest track we’ve seen in a heat race this year. I could put it anywhere and it would settle in and we would drive off. It was really good in the heat race.”

The heat win put Cory in the redraw where he grabbed the pole position for the 20-lap Feature race. Dylan Westbrook took the lead on the opening lap, but Turner stayed close with multiple slide job attempts to retake the lead.

“In the first five laps, we had a lot of drive,” Turner said. “I almost got back underneath Westbrook when he slid me for the lead in turns three and four for the lead. Then he came down to the bottom and we were in his tire tracks until the caution.”

The first caution of the race came at lap five and Turner did not feel his car was the same following the restart. He raced inside the top-five, but fell back to fourth and eventually to seventh in the closing laps following another restart on lap 11.

“I just never really got going after that caution,” Turner said. “Scott Kreutter and Mikey Kruchka got by me and then we just battled the rest of the race. It felt like it was shoving the nose in the centre of the corner. I was a little bit tight on entry and maybe I just tightened it up too much. When you’re tight on entry, then you’re loose on exit and it doesn’t have as much drive as it should have.”

The top-10 result was still a solid night for Turner, who gained valuable information for his notebook on a night where the racing surface foreshadowed the smooth, dry-slick surface that welcomes drivers for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals each September.

“We won’t be using that setup for the Nationals,” laughed Cory. “The track was good. It was smooth and slick like we want. We just need to be a little bit better.”

The Feature was the first for the 360 Sprint Cars since July 13 after a pair of rainouts and a scheduled off week. Now, there are four points nights remaining, including a double Feature night at Ohsweken on August 25 to make-up the postponed race from July 27.

“It was good to get back, in that regard,” Turner said. “Hopefully we can have a clear stretch to the end of the year. We only have four points nights left, so hopefully we don’t have any rainouts and it should be good.”

Cory Turner will return to action on Friday, August 17 at Ohsweken Speedway at the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars take on the Southern Ontario Sprints in the second challenge race of the year. Race time at Ohsweken Speedway is 7:30pm. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com. For more information on Cory Turner Motorsports, visit www.CoryTurnerMotorsports.com or follow Cory on social media at the links below.

CORY TURNER SEASON STATS 97 Cory Turner – 16 Starts: 2 Wins, 8 Top-5s, 11 Top-10s

CORY TURNER MEDIA Website: coryturnermotorsports.com Facebook: facebook.com/CoryTurnerMotorsports Twitter: @CTMotorsports_ YouTube: YouTube.com/RacingTeamTurner

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

CORY’S CREW Cory Turner is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2018 race season, including KT Tobacco, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Mobil 1, Kings Wood Products, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Hauser’s Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Northern Performance, Charlie Bee Honey, and ImageFactor.ca.

 

 

Ryan Turner Leads TTR With Top-Five Night at Ohsweken

 CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (August 13, 2018) – Team Turner Racing returned to Ohsweken Speedway for the first Feature in nearly a month with all three cars in action on Friday, August 10. Ryan Turner led the way for TTR in his Burger Barn/King Pin Farms No.91 with a top-five finish while Cory Turner drove to a seventh-place result in the KT Tobacco/Silo Wireless No.97. Jamie Turner was 12th behind the wheel of the Charlie Bee Honey No.11 against a tough field of 22 cars.

Ryan Turner

Ryan Turner started the night with a sixth-place finish in his heat behind the wheel of his Aitken Motors/Ace 1 Construction sponsored car, narrowly missing a spot in the top-eight redraw.

“We had a solid car all night,” Ryan said. “We were decent in Hot Laps and in the Heat we started back in the pack. We kind of got held up early on and then it was a slicker track than what we are used to in the Heat Race. We were going ahead in a heavy-hitter heat. We just got sixth at the line on lap eight. We were alright, but we just missed the redraw by one spot.”

That put the No.91 ninth on the starting grid for the 20-lap main event. The initial start wasn’t exactly as Ryan envisioned, but the car got progressively better until he stole the fifth spot from Jim Huppunen over the final two laps.

“In the Feature, early on we started going backwards, but I found the high side in turns three and four,” Ryan recalled. “We really started to carry the momentum and started picking off cars. It took a bit to get going, but once I got going after about lap 10, we definitely wanted more laps at the end.”

The smooth, slick racetrack provided plenty of action for fans and was a favourite for the drivers as well.

“I definitely had a lot of fun tonight,” Ryan said. “I had to battle my way all the way to fifth. There were a lot of slide jobs back and forth on a great racetrack with a lot of clean racing. I had a blast. We definitely wanted a couple more laps at the end to see what we had, but we’re happy and we can build off that.”

The surface was also a preview of things to come at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals when the track is always especially smooth and slick after two nights of Sprint Car racing.

“That’s a Nationals track,” Ryan said. “We’re going to go home and go over the car and see what we had and write it down and go from there. It was definitely a good night to learn. We’ve had heavy tracks all year, so a slick track was a good change and the fact that we were fast with a couple of guesses, let’s say, was good.”

Cory Turner

Cory Turner started the night with a heat race win in his King’s Wood Products/Mobil 1 No.97.

“The car was really good,” Cory said. “That’s definitely the slickest track we’ve seen in a heat race this year. I could put it anywhere and it would settle in and we would drive off. It was really good in the heat race.”

Cory earned a spot in the redraw where he pulled the pole starting spot. While Dylan Westbrook took the lead on the opening lap, Cory stayed close and made several slide job attempts to retake the lead.

“In the first five laps, we had a lot of drive. I almost got back underneath Westbrook when he slid me for the lead in turns three and four for the lead. Then he came down to the bottom and we were in his tire tracks until the caution.”

A lap five caution seemed to change the car on Cory as he lacked the same speed afterwards, but still came home with a seventh-place result, his 11th top-10 finish of the season.

“I just never really got going after that caution,” Cory said. “Scott Kreutter and Mikey Kruchka got by me and then we just battled the rest of the race. I don’t know if my tires sealed up or it just went away, but we were not good for the last three-quarters of the race.”

While Cory certainly would have preferred to be in the top-five with Ryan, he was happy to have gained valuable notes heading into the Nationals.

“We won’t be using that setup for the Nationals,” laughed Cory. “The track was good. It was smooth and slick like we want. We just need to be a little bit better.”

Jamie Turner

Jamie Turner had another strong night as well as he wheeled the Mudcat Entertainment Centre/Pyett Spring and Alignment No.11 to a fifth-place finish in his heat.

“The track was the best we’ve seen all year,” Jamie said. “It was super smooth. Hats off to the track crew, it was great. I started eighth and I got to fifth in the heat, so I made the redraw. I haven’t done that too many times this year, so that was good.”

The redraw placed Jamie fifth for the start of the Feature. He drove to a 12th-place finish at the end of 20 laps.

“In the Feature, I backed up a little bit, but overall it was a pretty good night,” Jamie said. “We brought it home in one piece. When you get the track nice and wide and smooth like it was, everybody is going to go everywhere and that’s why we’re here. It makes it that much more fun.”

It was also the second race where Jamie has run the chassis that Ryan started the year with. The car has been considerably more confortable for Jamie to drive, he said.

“I really like it. Ryan’s car kind of feels like home and I told him I’m not going to give it back yet,” laughed Jamie. “We’re just going to keep working on it. We have something to work off of, so we’re just going to keep going.”

Up Next

Team Turner Racing will return to action on Friday, August 17 at Ohsweken Speedway for Autograph Night and the Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation. It is also the second challenge race of the season at the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars take on the Southern Ontario Sprints. All three drivers look forward to meeting fans on the front stretch at intermission. Race time is 7:30pm. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com.

The entire team then plans to travel west to South Buxton Raceway on Saturday, August 18 to compete in the Southern Ontario Sprints’ only appearance at the Merlin, Ont. track. Race time at South Buxton is 6:30pm. For additional event information, visit www.southbuxtonraceway.ca.

SEASON STATS 11 Jamie Turner – 13 Starts: 0 Wins, 0 Top-5s, 4 Top-10s 91 Ryan Turner – 13 Starts: 1 Win, 7 Top-5s, 10 Top-10s 97 Cory Turner – 16 Starts: 2 Wins, 8 Top-5s, 11 Top-10s

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TEAM TURNER PARTNERS Team Turner Racing is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2018 race season, including KT Tobacco, Charlie-Bee Honey, Mudcat Entertainment Centre, Braemar Building Systems, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Malabar Super Spice, V&R Recycling, Country Event Services, JNE Recovery, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Total Coatings, KT Gas & Convenience, Six Nations Bingo, Silo Wireless, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Truck Toppers, iC Super Computers, Silverdale Gun Club, Bryan's Farm Supply, Beamer Farms, The Powerhouse, Hitchman Trailers, Barlow Farms, Mac Tools, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, JLB Mobile Mechanical, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Mayhew Graphics, ImageFactor.ca, and Clayton Johns Media.

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

This Saturday Night, the Park Jefferson Speedway will bring 410 sprint cars to the track for the first time since 2015 as the track hosts its Nationals Hangover event presented by Woods Roofing. With fans and drivers suffering the withdrawal from the racing of the historic Knoxville Nationals, Park Jefferson will give drivers a chance to race for a large purse of $25,000, including $5,000 to win.

“We are excited to bring the 410 sprint cars back into South Dakota. This is only the second race this year for 410’s in the state of South Dakota and we are excited to see who might show up for the $5,000 top prize” stated track owner Adam Adamson. Adamson expressed his admiration for the Tony Stewart owned All Star Circuit of Champions, and has patterned the event after the All Stars format and purse. “I think it is a really fair format, having time trials against other drivers in their heat. I figured we were going to follow their format, we may as well use their purse of $5,000 to win and $500 to start. Even though the All Stars don’t come this far west, if gives our local South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota drivers a chance to race under the same type of conditions for some great money” said Adamson.

In addition, Park Jefferson will also host the season championship of the IMCA RACESaver Sprint Cars paying $700 to win and $150 to start the feature, and the Artworks Graphics IMCA Modifieds will be running for an IMCA state, regional and national point event also paying $700 to win and $150 to start. Both races are Road to the Iron Cup qualifying events and will run with a draw/redraw format.

Title sponsor of the event Woods Roofing. They offer a complete range of roofing and gutter services to customers in Sioux Falls, eastern South Dakota and Northwest Iowa. No job is too big or small. Their highly-skilled professionals have been hand picked from among the best in the industry. For a free quote go to www.jimwoodsroofing.com or call 605-764-9517. Gates open at 4pm on Saturday afternoon. Engine heat is slated for 6pm, with hot laps at 6:30 and time trials slated for 6:45 and racing to follow. Adult tickets are $18, Seniors 70+ are $10 and children 6-16 are $5 and under 6 are free. For more information go to www.parkjeff.com or call 712-202-5540.

 

Single Day Gold Cup Tickets and Price Rollback

(Chico, CA 8-8-18) The highly anticipated time when race fans can pick and choose any combinations of Gold Cup tickets is rapidly approaching. On Wednesday August 15th beginning at 9 am the individual day ticket sale for reserved seats begins. The historical Silver Dollar Speedway will host the 65th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions that will run September 5th - 8th of 2018.

You must call the office to order reserved seating @ 530 350-7275. Reserve tickets are not available for purchase on line. General admission tickets which cover seating in rows A thru I in the south (turn-1) and north (turn-4) in the bleachers are on a first come basis, they can be purchased in advance by phone or on line. All reserved and general admission tickets will also be available at the gate each night starting at 5pm and from 9 to 4 daily in the ticket office the week of Gold Cup. Reserved seats are $25 for Wed., $30 for Thursday, $45 for Friday, and $55 for Saturday. General admission starts as low as $15 plus kids 11 and under are free on Wed. and Thursday.

The Friday and Saturday night pit fees have been rolled back to 2011 prices. Friday will be $45 and Saturday $55. In recent years there was a $5 upgrade for pit seating. New pit seats were added in 2015 to accommodate the large Gold Cup crowds. “We introduced a roll back on pit fees at the beginning of 2018 for our regular nights and we’ll extend those lower prices all the way through Gold Cup”, explained track manager Dennis Gage. “This will allow a fan to do an even exchange of their intact reserved seat ticket for pit seating on Friday and Saturday”. He continued. The change allows people more flexibility without additional cost to sit with their friends and family. The Gold Cup tradition has long been the relationships people have built, some just meeting once a year in Chico. Pit fees for Wed. and Thursday remain at the roll back prices of $40 for members and $45 for non- members.

Many activities for the 65th Gold Cup are planned including the Black Light party on Thursday, the Clyde Lamar Golf Tournament on Friday, and the world famous Chili Feed and Miss Gold Cup Bikini contest. Beginning on August 15th fans purchasing both Friday and Saturday night race tickets will receive a free Chili Feed ticket.

The Gold Cup features 4 full nights of racing featuring the Civil War Sprints and Hunt Magneto Wingless series on Wednesday followed by the USAC/CRA show on Thursday with the all new 360 Platinum Cup added this year. Friday and Saturday the barnstorming World of Outlaws hit the ¼ clay oval this year joined by the NorCal Dwarf cars. Details are available at 530-350-7275 or at www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

 

 

Nolen Racing Cars Finish Second and Fourth

In USAC Silver Crown Race at Salem Speedway

SALEM, Ind., Aug. 12 — Nolen Racing drivers Jerry Coons Jr. and Chris Windom were impressive in last night’s Joe James/Pat O’Connor Memorial USAC Silver Crown race at Salem Speedway, as Coons qualified second and finished fourth, and Windom qualified fifth, finished second, and tied with Kyle Hamilton for having the fastest lap of the race. The event was fast and furious, as there was only one full-course caution for six laps during the 75-lap race on the physically demanding half-mile, high-banked asphalt oval.

Kody Swanson won the pole and led every lap of the race to become the winningest driver in series history, but Nolen Racing also had a good showing at the seventh of 11 races on the 2018 calendar for USAC’s top class.

First, Coons qualified just 0.185 off the time Swanson set to earn the pole for the race, which was sponsored by Discover Scott County and the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers. Coons, a native of Tucson, Ariz., who now lives in Greencastle, Ind., took only 16.186 seconds to earn the outside starting spot on the front row. Windom, who lives in St. Louis, was only a tick slower with a 16.353 for the fifth starting spot. Both Coons and Windom drove Beast chassis with Tranter-prepared Chevrolet engines, and both of their cars carried KECO Coatings decals.

Coons ran in second place for the first three laps until David Byrne passed him on lap four and Bobby Santos III got by on lap eight. Coons was still in fourth place when the sole yellow waved working lap 15 when Matt Goodnight slowed on the course. Coons set the third-fastest lap of the race with a 16.877 on lap 24. Windom passed Coons for fourth two laps later. Coons regained fourth on lap 43 by passing Byrne, and held on to that position until the end. He was 1.200 seconds ahead of the fifth-place finisher, Hamilton, at the checkered.

Windom ran in fifth place for the first third of the race, or 25 laps, setting a duplicate time to Hamilton’s lap six on lap 24 with a time of 16.849. He got fourth by passing his teammate on lap 26, and then had a huge battle with Santos for third. The latter passed Byrne for second on lap 38, but Windom got by Byrne for third on the following lap and continued to pursue Santos relentlessly. His hard work paid off on lap 53 when he passed Santos for second between turns three and four. Windom was only 0.228 behind Swanson on lap 63, but with no more yellows to tighten up the field, Swanson was able to build up a healthy advantage at the checkered. Windom also pulled away from Santos, as he was a full lap ahead of him at the line.

“We had a bad, fast car tonight,” Windom said afterwards. “We just didn’t quite have the track position to put us in contention for the win without any cautions. I’m proud of everyone for their hard work. We will go try to win Springfield next weekend!”

“We had a great car right out of the trailer tonight,” Coons said. “The car was really stuck for qualifying. We’ve been chasing an issue with the car going extremely loose 30 to 40 laps into a race, and it did it again tonight. We aren’t sure if it’s in our set up or something mechanical, but the guys are doing a great job on the car and I know they will get it figured out.”

Windom is third in the point standings and Coons is sixth.

The next race is coming right up this coming Saturday afternoon, Aug. 18 on the 1-mile dirt track at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill.

The team's complete schedule can be found on its Web site at nolenracing.com and its Facebook page. It's also on Twitter. For information on marketing partnerships, contact Restart Communications at LKMRestart@gmail.com. USAC's Web site is at usacracing.com.

 

 

Your 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals pres. by Casey's General Store Starting Line-Up

Someone will write their name into the sprint car history books tonight!

The 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store starts tonight with hot laps at 7:15pm.

Your A-Main Starting Line-Up:

Brad Sweet - Chad Kemenah Kyle Larson - Donny Schatz Aaron Reutzel - Kerry Madsen Tim Shaffer - Carson Macedo Gio Scelzi -- Tim Kaeding Ian Madsen - Jacob Allen Rico Abreu - Greg Hodnett Shane Stewart - Terry McCarl Logan Schuchart - Brian Brown Paul McMahan - Matt Juhl

By winning last night's SPEED SPORT Challenge, Dominic Scelzi will start 25th. Marking two sets of brothers in this year's Nationals.

Tickets for tonight are still available online, at the ticket office or by calling 641-842-5431. You're Invited to the Knoxville Nationals Drivers Meeting

The drivers meeting for the above mentioned 21 drivers will take place TODAY at 3pm in the Mediacom Media Center located behind the ticket office. The west end of the media center will be open to fans, team members, drivers and their families.

The 21 locked-in drivers will be introduced and promoter John McCoy will go over all details for the mid-race fuel stop.

There will also be photo opps after the event. Kasey Kahne Autograph Session at Kansa Speedway Display

Kasey Kahne has partnered with Knoxville Raceway and Kansas Speedway to host an autograph session on TODAY. August 11, at 5pm at the Kansas Speedway display, located near the main walk-in gate of the frontstretch grandstands.

Any fan with a ticket to the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store AND the October NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway, can get a wristband to participate in the autograph session.

Wristbands MUST be obtained at the Kansas Speedway booth prior to 4pm on Saturday, August 11. Kid Zone Concludes Today with Driver Appearances AND the Olympics!

The Great Southern Bank Kid Zone will open today at 1pm near the pit windows under the Turn Four end of the grandstands.

The first ever "Kid Zone Olympics" will start at 5pm, featuring a series of games and contests between two teams to see who wins a FREE Knoxville Natioanls t-shirt!

We'll also have Toby the Balloon Guy with us today making FREE balloon animals for the kids from 4-6pm.

The Kid Zone opens at 1pm with appearances today from:

David Gravel -1pm Rico Abreu - 2pm Lee Jacobs - 3pm McKenna Haase - 4pm

While there, kids can play basketball, jenga, bags, lifesize Connect Four and try out our iRacing Simulator! HUGE Post-Race Party Tonight featuring Country Artist Tim Dugger

Don't be sad when the 58th running of the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store ends.

Join nearly a thousand of your newest friends at our annual Fan Finale Post-Race Party in the barn behind the Turns 3 & 4 video board.

The Iowa Beer Bus and Sugarlands Moonshine Tent will be serving drinks til 2am near the barn. And Curb Records recording artist Tim Dugger will take to the stage at 1:30am.

Hang out in the infield. Get your last drink at Dingus, and head over to the Fan Finale Party to end the week right! Textron Off-Road Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit Broadcasting LIVE From Knoxville Raceway each night this week!

MRN's Textron Off-Road Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit caps off its week at the Knoxville Nationals with its final show on the Fan Zone Stage tonight at 6pm!

Join hosts Steve Post, Erin Crocker-Evernham and Ashlee Stremme with tonight's guests: Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson, Jeff Gluck, Kenny and Kendra Jacobs.

 

 

Mansfield Motor Speedway      Night 1 of Great Lakes Dirt Nationals Rained Out

Tonights portion of the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals has been rained out. Showers this afternoon have forced speedway staff to cancel the first night of the event. Tomorrow, Saturday August 11th is still on as scheduled and weather forecast looks great for racing at Mansfield Motor Speedway! Tomorrows program includes 3 features. $2,000 to win FAST 305 Winged Sprint Cars | $3,000 to win BOSS non wing Sprint Cars | $20,000 to Win 410 FAST Sprint Cars! Minor adjustments to the racing format will be released when they are available.

Tickets purchased for Friday’s portion of the event will be refunded automatically to the credit card used to purchase those tickets online. Any pit passes purchased for Friday’s program onsite will be refunded. To receive a refund, your pit pass must be refunded onsite “TODAY, Friday August 10th” at the pit entrance and pit registration trailer.

If showers clear this afternoon or early evening the LIVE band and party in the main concourse will continue as planned. Please stay tuned to our social media outlets for updates.

For any questions please contact the speedway at info@MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com See everyone tomorrow! #BackToDirt

The Great Lakes Dirt Nationals will broadcast LIVE on PPV at www.SpeedShiftTV.com

For the latest news and information, be sure to follow Mansfield Motor Speedway on social media!

www.Facebook.com/MansfieldMotorSpeedway | Twitter @RaceMansfield

If you have specific questions please contact a Mansfield Motor Speedway representative at info@MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com or by calling the race information line at 419-465-RACE (7223)

Mansfield Motor Speedway is located at: 400 Crall Rd. Mansfield, OH. 44903

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Aug. 9

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 791; 2. Tyler Drueke, Ea­gle, Neb., 766; 3. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 750; 4. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 744; 5. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 739; 6. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 693; 7. Robert Vet­ter, Wolfe City, Texas, 689; 8. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 685; 9. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 683; 10. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 681; 11. Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, Texas, 678; 12. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 662; 13. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Casey Burkham, Com­bine, Texas, both 660; 15. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., and Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., both 642; 17. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., 638; 18. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 631; 19. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 620; 20. Andrew Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 617.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 494; 2. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 459; 3. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 419; 4. Michael Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 404; 5. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 364; 6. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 336; 7. Rick Bray, Lemoore, Calif., 334; 8. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 332; 9. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 322; 10. Mauro F. Simone, Fresno, Calif., 310.

Colorado – 1. Coby Pearce, Golden, Colo., 103; 2. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 92; 3. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 76; 4. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 65; 5. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 64; 6. Dave Wechsler, Lyons, Colo., 62; 7. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 56; 8. Brian Her­bert, Kinsley, Kan., 39; 9. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 38; 10. Nick Haygood, Denver, Colo., 36.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 642; 2. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., 638; 3. Andrew Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 617; 4. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 598; 5. Luke Bland, Bloomington, Ind., 562; 6. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 557; 7. A.J. Carlson, Lin­den, Ind., 512; 8. Patrick Kren, Indianapolis, Ind., 481; 9. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 409; 10. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 408.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 576; 2. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 537; 3. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 509; 4. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 467; 5. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 457; 6. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 441; 7. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 434; 8. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 385; 9. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, 379; 10. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 362.

Kansas – 1. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 267; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 246; 3. Tyler Knight, Spearville, Kan., 210; 4. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 206; 5. Jordan Knight, Wright, Kan., 189; 6. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., and Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., both 186; 8. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 159; 9. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 151; 10. Tracey Hill, Liberal, Kan., 146.

Louisiana – 1. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 111; 2. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 87; 3. Trey Schmidt, Spring, Texas, 80; 4. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, both 76; 6. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., and Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, both 71; 8. Ty Johnson, Eunice, La., 69; 9. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, both 67.

Maryland – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 75; 2. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 74; 3. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 68; 4. Robbie Bartchy, Greensburg, Pa., 56; 5. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 55; 6. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., and Ron Aurand, Lewistown, Pa., both 51; 8. Bradley Mellott, Needmore, Pa., 45; 9. Randy Sterling, Morrisdale, Pa., 44; 10. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 43.

Minnesota – 1. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 541; 2. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 471; 3. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 372; 4. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 342; 5. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 320; 6. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 301; 7. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 273; 8. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., 261; 9. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 260; 10. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 250.

Missouri – 1. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 506; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 447; 3. Chad Jar­rett, Savannah, Mo., 420; 4. Frank Rodgers, Lucas, Iowa, 313; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 259; 6. Dakota Osborn, Savannah, Mo., 211; 7. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 167; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 146; 9. Blain Petersen, Essex, Iowa, 140; 10. Devin Wignall, Al­toona, Iowa, 129.

Nebraska – 1. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 589; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 556; 3. Adam Gul­lion, Lincoln, Neb., 503; 4. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 502; 5. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 461; 6. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 427; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 418; 8. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 415; 9. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly, Neb., 402; 10. Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, Neb., 398.

New Jersey – 1. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 148; 2. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 136; 3. Eddie Wagner, Newfield, N.J., 131; 4. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 123; 5. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., and C.J. Faison, Felton, Del., both 121; 7. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 118; 8. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 115; 9. Brendon Poff, Richboro, Pa., and Samantha Lieberman, Southampton, Pa., both 111.

North Carolina – 1. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 139; 2. Craig Pellegrini Jr., Buena, N.J., 132; 3. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 125; 4. Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 114; 5. Jake Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 100; 6. George Blaney, Harrisburg, N.C., 99; 7. Sean Vardell, Taylors­ville, N.C., and Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., both 94; 9. John Frutchey, Charleston, S.C., 86; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 77.

Oklahoma – 1. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., 484; 2. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 449; 3. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 435; 4. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 426; 5. Travis Scott, Washington, Okla., 403; 6. Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla., 384; 7. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 366; 8. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., both 351; 10. Shawn Bloomquist, Indiahoma, Okla., 327.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 653; 2. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 602; 3. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 592; 4. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 525; 5. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 524; 6. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 501; 7. Austin Bishop, Elver­son, Pa., 486; 8. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., and John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., both 399; 10. Jonathon Jones, Irvona, Pa., 386.

South Carolina – 1. Jake Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., and Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., both 113; 3. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and George Blaney, Harrisburg, N.C., both 106; 5. Benja­min McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 105; 6. Craig Pellegrini Jr., Buena, N.J., 101; 7. John Frutchey, Charleston, S.C., 99; 8. David Kellogg, Sanford, N.C., 91; 9. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 79; 10. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 66.

South Dakota – 1. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 360; 2. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 292; 3. J.D. Hommes, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 287; 4. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 286; 5. Jesse Lind­berg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 276; 6. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 198; 7. Michael Stegenga, Sioux Falls, S.D., 183; 8. Brant O'Banion, Sioux Falls, S.D., 179; 9. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., 151; 10. Ca­sey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 147.

Texas – 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 888; 2. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 763; 3. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 752; 4. Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, Texas, 678; 5. Casey Burk­ham, Combine, Texas, 660; 6. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 638; 7. Steve McMackin, Greenville, Texas, 619; 8. Shane Thompson, Garland, Texas, 483; 9. Taylor Courtney, Fort Worth, Texas, 439; 10. Casey Carter, Red Oak, Texas, 414.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 260; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 243; 3. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 233; 4. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 188; 5. Michael Keeton, Doswell, Va., 151; 6. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., and Jerald Harris, Rockingham, Va., both 143; 8. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 142; 9. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 130; 10. Tom Hum­phries, Waynesboro, Va., 99.

 

 

TONIGHT - FVP "Hard Knox" and SPEED SPORT Challenge

Tonight, four more drivers will lock themselves into the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store!

FVP Night gives drivers who haven't yet qualified for Saturday's finale a second chance to do so. A full-night of racing is on tap with two groups of qualifying - A and B - heat races, a C-Main, two B Mains and a 25-lap feature. The top four finishers will make up positions 17-20 in Saturday's feature event.

Following the FVP feature, the SPEED SPORT Challenge will take center stage, showcasing talent from the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. The winner of the SPEED SPORT Challenge will start 25th in the A-Main Saturday ONLY if he or she hasn't already qualified for the feature.

Tickets for tonight are still available online, at the ticket office or by calling 641-842-5431. Driver Autograph Session TODAY

All drivers locked into Saturday's A-Main will participate in a public autograph session today in the white tent next to the elevator.

The autograph session begins at 3:30 and the first 150 people in line will receive a wristband to participate.

Kyle Larson will NOT be available, however, due to NASCAR commitments in Michigan today. Kid Zone Continues with Tony Stewart and Donny Schatz Today

At 3pm today, join NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart and 10-time Knoxville Nationals champion Donny Schatz for a KIDS ONLY Q&A session at the Great Southern Bank Kid Zone!

We'll also have free face painting from Princesses and Pirates starting at 4pm.

The Kid Zone opens at 3pm with appearances today from:

Tony Stewart Donny Schatz Ian Madsen RJ Johnson Wayne Johnson Gio Scelzi

While there, kids can play basketball, jenga, bags, lifesize Connect Four and try out our iRacing Simulator! Steve King Foundation Bags Tournament Today at Noon

The 2018 Steve King Foundation bags tournament starts TODAY at Noon inside the large white hospitality tent located next to the elevator.

The tournament will have 64 teams playing against each other for the champions title and $1000 prize, including the all-star team of Donny Schatz and Jaxx Johnson!

All proceeds from the event go to Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson. Teams are reminded to be at the tent to check in by 11:45am tomorrow. Heads or Tails? You decide!

The Tony Stewart Foundation will hold their annual "Flip it For Good" competition today. The event is a fun game of heads or tails where everyone can play --- until there's only one left in the game! Fans can enter starting at 4:15pm in the white tent next to the elevator. The game starts at 5:15pm.

The foundation will also host a silent auction in the tent starting at 4:15 and a live auction on the Fan Zone Stage behind the ticket office at 7pm.

All proceeds go to the Tony Stewart Foundation. Textron Off-Road Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit Broadcasting LIVE From Knoxville Raceway each night this week!

Kasey Kahne has partnered with Knoxville Raceway and Kansas Speedway to host an autograph session on Saturday. August 11, at 5pm at the Kansas Speedway display, located near the main walk-in gate of the frontstretch grandstands.

Any fan with a ticket to the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store AND the October NASCAR Cup race at Kansas Speedway, can get a wristband to participate in the autograph session.

Wristbands MUST be obtained at the Kansas Speedway booth prior to 4pm on Saturday, August 11. Textron Off-Road Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit Broadcasting LIVE From Knoxville Raceway each night this week!

MRN's Textron Off-Road Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit will broadcast live from the Fan Zone Stage each night of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

Join hosts Steve Post, Erin Crocker-Evernham and Ashlee Stremme at 6pm with tonight's guests: Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, Mark Dobmeier, Ian Madsen, Brad Sweet, Gio Scelzi, Rico Abreu, Corey Eliason, Jacob Allen and Brock Zearfoss. Rock Cover Band "After Shock" Live on Stage Tonight

The rock tribute band "After Shock" will be live on the Fan Zone stage tonight following the SPEED SPORT Challenge.

The "80s Hair Band" covers music from AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Def Leppard and more!

The Iowa Beer Bus, Sugarlands Moonshine tent and the food vendors will be open during the concert, too.

 

 

Hill Gains Experience Against Stout Competition in Iowa

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 10, 2018) - Iowa wasn't a gracious host to Alex Hill during the last week as her results from three nights of racing there with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com weren't as hoped.

Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, was the site of her first two nights of racing as Hill joined approximately 90 other drivers in competition during the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank last weekend. She qualified 40th quickest out of 48 cars a week ago Friday before eventually finishing 21 st in the B Main. In the event's finale the following evening, she placed 15th in the D Main.

"I felt like our car was fast," she said. "Knoxville is just a tough track. It's different than most others. The competition level at the 360 Nationals is really high. Everyone brings their best equipment and there are a lot of good 410 drivers who race it.

"I made some errors and those are really hard to make up for at a track like Knoxville where momentum is so important. I also need to work on my starts and do better on them. I lost some ground on them."

Hill's third night of racing was Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway during the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company. She placed sixth in a heat race and 12th in the B Main.

"It was kind of the same thing at Oskaloosa," she said. "Our car was good. We just had really strong competition and it was another track that I raced on for the first time. But we got some more laps and experience and finished every race in three nights of racing. I'm looking forward to our next race."

Hill will continue competition with the ASCS National Tour on Aug. 18 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, and Aug. 19 at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 40; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 21 (17).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - D Main: 15 (17).

Aug. 7 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 6 (3); B Main 12 (7).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 9 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, and Sunday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ackland Insurance

Nathan Ackland is a State Farm Insurance agent in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, offering auto, home, business, property and life insurance.

"Nathan is part of our racing team and he also sponsors us," Hill said. "He insures all of our vehicles. We appreciate his partnership and value his friendship."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Slade Shock Technology, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Gaerte/TOPP Performance Race Products, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vortex Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

Rained Out PST Events at Outlaw And Woodhull To Be Made Up August 24, 25

By Curtis Berleue (Sodus, NY) | In a season that has been plagued by rain and bad weather, the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will get the opportunity to win one back at Outlaw Speedway on Friday August 24.

The originally scheduled event for Friday August 3rd was slated to be the annual NASCAR night at Outlaw Speedway with the Patriot Sprint Tour sharing the headline with some of the sports biggest stars. While the NASCAR stars won’t be able to make it back for the rescheduled event, a strong field of 360 sprints are expected to be on hand.

“I’m extremely thankful that Tyler and his staff were able to work with us to make up this event” stated PST director Mike Emhof. “We haven’t had the greatest luck with the weather thus far in 2018, and all of our drivers, teams and fans are ready to get back to the track.”

The rescheduled event will still pay $2,000 to the winner. It will also be a full points event towards the overall 2018 Patriot Sprint Tour championship.

As previously announced, the Patriot Sprint Tour will then head to Woodhull Raceway the following night, Saturday August 25. That night will be a make-up event for the originally scheduled July 14 show at ‘the highbanks’. Thus far in 2018, mother nature has won in three previous attempts at Woodhull with the Patriots on May 12, June 23 and July 14.

The most recent event for the PST was on July 28th at Outlaw Speedway where Danny Varin picked up the win worth $6,000. Chuck Hebing still leads the points chase with 1085 points over Jordan Thomas (1009), Kyle Drum (920), Pete Richardson (866) and Paulie Colagiovanni (854).

For more information on this event and other upcoming Patriot Sprint Tour events, be sure to visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com, ‘like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook and ‘follow’ @PatriotSprints on Twitter and Instagram.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear and CBP Media.

 

 

Action Sprint Tour Makes Second Trip to Humberstone This Sunday Jesse Costa (No.52) leads the points while Aaron Turkey (No.68) sits second in the Action Sprint Tour point standings heading into Sunday's race at Humberstone Speedway.

 OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 9, 2018) – The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com resumes action on its inaugural 2018 season as the upstart tour makes its second appearance at Humberstone Speedway this Sunday, August 12. The Port Colborne, Ont. track hosted the tour in June for a Father’s Day special that drew 19 cars to the fast 1/3-mile track.

After a 40-day layoff in June and July, the Series is now in the middle of four races in as many weeks. The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com is coming off an exciting event last Friday night at Ohsweken Speedway as Jacob Dykstra bested a field of 30 entrants. This Sunday’s stop marks the third race of the stretch. Following Humberstone, the tour will head to its most eastern point when it makes its inaugural appearance at Brighton Speedway on Saturday, August 18.

So far this season, the series has seen three different winners in six races. Aaron Turkey won the first and fourth races while Shone Evans won back-to-back races at Merrittville and South Buxton in May and June before Jacob Dykstra claimed consecutive checkered flags.

Last time at Humberstone, Aaron Turkey held off teammate Holly Porter to score his second career Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com victory. Finishing third was Dykstra, who has now won two straight series races with victories at Merrittville Speedway and Ohsweken. Brad Herron and teenager Liam Martin rounded out the top-five back in June. Turkey, Porter and Martin were also the heat race winners.

Entering this week’s race, Jesse Costa of St. Thomas, Ont. is the current series point leader with six of 10 races completed despite no having scored a victory. He saw his lead over Turkey shrink to just nine points following last Friday’s race. Shone Evans, who has a pair of wins this season, is also in the mix, just two points back of Turkey and 11 points out of the lead. Fourth is Jacob Dykstra, just 21 points back while veteran driver Ryan Hunsinger rounds out the top-five. Hannah Ferrell, Steven Beckett, Jerry Hill, Dereck Lemyre and Holly Porter round out the top-10 with four races remaining.

Sunday’s race at Humberstone Speedway will also feature the BEI Lightning Series Sportsman as well as Late Models, Mini Stocks and Pro 4 Trucks on Verge Insurance Group night. Race time is 6:30pm. For additional event information, including admission prices, visit www.humberstonespeedway.com. _________________ 2018 Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Schedule Fri. May 18 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Mon. May 21 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sat. June 9 – South Buxton Raceway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sun. June 17 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra Fri. Aug. 3 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra Sun. Aug. 12 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Sat. Aug. 18 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. Sun. Sept. 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Fri. Sept. 7 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont.

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA Website: www.ActionSprintTour.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActionSprintTour Twitter: @ActionSprints

About the Action Sprint Tour: The Action Sprint Tour is a travelling Winged Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. The cars on the Action Sprint Tour are powered by GMC 602 Crate Motors modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The Series is racing its inaugural season in 2018 and will run 10 races at 5 different Ontario tracks. Drivers will compete for a point fund and bonuses totaling $10,000. For additional information, including rules, event purse and series point fund, visit the Series official website at www.ActionSprintTour.com.

About RaceRivalz.com: The RaceRivalz.com mission is to enhance the fan experience of all things competitive and provide event promoters and sanctioning bodies a valuable and intriguing social media tool by engaging the audience through providing games of skill and chance at various events. RaceRivalz.com provides an opportunity to fans to earn amazing prizes while gaining a greater connection to their passions. It also offers an opportunity to promoters and sanctioning bodies to earn that same connection to their audience. For more information, visit RaceRivalz.com.

What is RaceRivalz.com? Rivalz is a game of both skill and chance. The object of the game is to predict the outcome of measured events before they happen. By combining numerous sets of options to Rivalz players, the possibility of getting everything right becomes increasingly slimmer. The player able to predict the most outcomes correctly can win exciting prizes and experiences that money can’t buy.


 

World of Outlaws invade Red River Valley Speedway on August 18

WEST FARGO, N.D. — August 9, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, August 18 for the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas.

The late Jason Johnson was victorious at Red River Valley Speedway last year in his debut at the track. The 2016 winner of the Knoxville Nationals held off a hard-charging Kerry Madsen and Donny Schatz for the win.

Donny Schatz, who calls Fargo home, has won four times in his career at Red River Valley Speedway, including winning both nights of the 2006 Duel in the Dakotas. The nine-time and defending series champion raced with the Outlaws for the first time at Red River Valley Speedway as a teenager in 1993, finishing 15th. Entering this year’s Duel in the Dakotas, Schatz leads the point standings on the strength of 15 wins.

Brad Sweet is currently second in points and has three wins thus far in 2018, while David Gravel sits third in the standings on the strength of five wins. Daryn Pittman, who also has five wins is currently fourth in points, with Shane Stewart, who has one victory this season, rounding out the top-five.

Sheldon Haudenschild, who has four wins this season, is tied for sixth in the standings with Logan Schuchart, who recently scored his first win of 2018 in the finale of the Ironman 55. Rookie contender Ian Madsen in currently eighth, with Brent Marks, who has two wins in ninth and Kraig Kinser in 10th.

Just outside of the top-10 in points is Jacob Allen, along with veteran drivers Jason Sides and Greg Wilson.

Also in action during the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas will be the NLRA Late Models, making their only visit of the season to Red River Valley Speedway. Dustin Strand leads the current series standings over Brad Seng. Strand also sits atop the leaderboard with three victories. Mike Balcaen, who has a pair of wins is third in points, with Shane Edington fourth and Troy Schill fifth. Donny Schatz was victorious with the series on August 5 at Nodak Speedway in Minot.

Tickets for the Gerdau Recycling Duel in the Dakotas, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and NLRA Late Models at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, August 18 can be purchased in advance online https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 


The 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store continues with TOYOTA Qualifying Night tonight!

Notable drivers racing this evening include last year's perfect-point man, David Gravel, seven-time Knoxville Raceway winner this season, Brian Brown, Weld Racing Capitani Classic pres. by Great Southern Bank winner Brad Sweet, 360 Nationals winner Terry McCarl, and Carson Macedo, driving Jason Johnson Racing's No. 41.

Kyle Larson leads the driver point standings following Wednesday's Brandt Professional Agriculture qualifying night. Donny Schatz, Aaron Reutzel, Kerry Madsen and Tim Shaffer.

For a full list of drivers competing tonight, click here.

Tickets are still available online, at the ticket office or by calling 641-842-5431.
Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular Today at Slideways


Join three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and current Knoxville Nationals point leader Kyle Larson, along with some of their fellow racers at today's Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular at Slideways Karting Center at 4pm.

The event allows race fans to race against motorsports' biggest stars. All proceeds go to the Tony Stewart Foundation.

Slideways is located on Highway 14, approximately four miles north of Knoxville Raceway.
Inaugural 4.10 Dash TOMORROW - Packet Pick Up TODAY


Tomorrow we'll see runners taking to the streets and the campgrounds around Knoxville Raceway for the inaugural 4.10 Dash!

The 4.10-mile road run starts and ends at the show pavilion at Knoxville Raceway at 9am on Friday, August 10.

If you've already registered, packets can be picked up today from 4-6pm in the Mediacom Media Center located behind the ticket office.

If you have not yet registered, you can do so at the same time today OR starting at 8am tomorrow. Registration is $40.

We'll have some fun surprises along the way, too. Keep an eye out for Busch Light tables, Fireball "Hot Shot" stops and Hogwash fruit drinks for the kiddos!
Kid Zone Continues with a Kone Korner Ice Cream Party Today


At 5pm today, join Sheldon Haudenschild at the Great Southern Kid Zone for a Kone Korner Ice Cream party!

Sheldon will be handing out cups of ice cream and we'll have an assortment of toppings for kids 14 and younger.

The Kid Zone opens at 3pm with appearances today from:

Jamie Ball
Logan Schuchart
Austin McCarl
Brent Marks
Dominic Scelzi

While there, kids can play basketball, jenga, bags, lifesize Connect Four and try out our iRacing Simulator!
Steve King Foundation Bags Tournament Tomorrow


The 2018 Steve King Foundation bags tournament starts tomorrow at Noon inside the large white hospitality tent located next to the elevator.

The tournament will have 64 teams playing against each other for the champions title and $1000 prize, including the all-star team of Donny Schatz and Jaxx Johnson!

All proceeds from the event go to Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson. Teams are reminded to be at the tent to check in by 11:45am tomorrow.
Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson Auction TOMORROW - 9AM


An auction will be held tomorrow, Friday, August 10, inside the Mediacom Media Center at 9am. All proceeds will go to Jason Johnson's widow, Bobbi, and his son, Jaxx.

The auction item list continues to grow but includes amazing items like a custom Jason Johnson wooden bench, autographed helmets, firesuits, ticket packages, bicycles and more.
Textron Off-Road Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit Broadcasting LIVE From Knoxville Raceway each night this week!


MRN's Textron Off-Road Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit will broadcast live from the Fan Zone Stage each night of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

Join hosts Steve Post, Erin Crocker-Evernham and Ashlee Stremme at 6pm with tonight's guests: Kasey Kahne, Daryn Pittman, Logan Schuchart, Austin McCarl, Paul McMahan, Kerry Madsen, Sheldon Haudenschild and Aaron Reutzel.

 

Silver Dollar Speedway
Speedway Contract Renewed

Northern California Auto Racing promoter Dennis Gage has signed a 5-year renewal to operate Silver Dollar Speedway through 2023. Gage, who tookover the speedway in 2011, is approaching 8 years of operation of the Fairgrounds ¼ mile clay oval. The new contract was approved by the Fairgrounds governing board at their monthly meeting on July 6th.
Gage also announced a new partnership with area businessman Lowell Moural who operates Cycleland just south of Chico. “Lowell and I have been working together informally for six years now and it just made sense to combine our resources” Gage said. “Lowell has done a great job for this community, especially the youth, and he’s strong on track and race operations,” he continued. “But most importantly, we share a mutual goal to provide the best entertainment possible for the residents of Chico and travelers from afar.” He concluded.
The contract takes effect upon the expiration of current agreement that covers the remainder of 2018
Moural and Gage have already begun looking at facility improvements, race program upgrades, equipment modernization, novelty acts and entertainment, streamlined scheduling, and numerous other ideas.
Both operate other facilities as well which will remain independently operated. Cycleland remains all Moural and Marysville Raceway is solely operated by Gage.
“Neither of us is the youngest guy, quipped Moural, but we kinda hit our stride together and we can make Silver Dollar better.” He said.
Moural has operated Cycleland Speedway for 38 years. Gage managed All American Speedway in Roseville four 4 years before taking over Silver Dollar 8 years ago. He has operated the Marysville track for four years.
Details will be released as they become available. Information can be obtained from Moural at 530-624-7431 or Gage at 530-350-7275.

 

Runner-up Finish Highlights Nygaard’s Roller Coaster Weekend
August 8, 2018 Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (August 8, 2018) – Wade Nygaard and the Auto Finance Super Center team were back in action last weekend at River Cities Speedway on Friday night and Devils Lake Speedway on Saturday.

What appeared to be a promising night on Friday took a turn for the worse early in the feature as Nygaard clipped his spinning Auto Finance Super Center teammate Brendan Mullen. Both drivers got upside down in the incident and both were okay. The crew made repairs to Nygaard’s machine under the red, but missed rejoining the field by a matter of seconds.

On Saturday, Nygaard returned to Devils Lake Speedway with the Buffalo Wild Wings NOSA Sprints. Nygaard began the night by picking up his second heat race win of the weekend, which put him outside of row three for the feature.

The nine-time and defending NOSA champion and current series point leader moved his way up to second by lap three of the 25-lap feature. Nygaard ran right behind leader Jade Hastings for the remainder of the event. In the second half of the race, the track began to take rubber, which made passing extremely difficult.

With the runner-up finish, Nygaard collected his 21st top five of the season.

Nygaard will be back in action this Friday at River Cities Speedway for a non-points NOSA show.

2018 Stats:

Race: 27

Wins: 4

Top Fives: 21

Top Tens: 23

Wade and the entire crew would like to thank their great sponsors for their continued support!

Auto Finance Super Center

C&M Ford Sales, Inc

Valley Oral & Facial Surgery

Ground Round Grill & Bar-Grand Forks, ND

Dakota Cat

Tammy Howard, Greenberg Realty

Superior Steering Wheels

Tire One

Energy Release

Northland Custom Woodworking

Bosh Enterprises

Rider Racing Engines

J&J Auto Racing

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are at Can-Am and Weedsport this Weekend!

SYRACUSE, NY – It’s a twin bill weekend for the 35th Anniversary Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). This Friday night will be the second of three appearances at the Can-Am Speedway and then on Sunday the winged warriors will make their first showing of 2018 at the Weedsport Speedway.

Both events will pay $2,000 to win and $300 to start. Not only will points be awarded for the overall Lucas Oil Championship, but also for the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour and the E&V Energy I90/I81 Series.

Jason Barney continues to lead the 2018 ESS title fight over Coleman Gulick and the winner of the last event at Land of Legends in Steve Poirier. Joining the front three will be fourth placeman in points and is closing in, Matt Tanner. The rest of the top ten in points are made up of Paulie Colagiovanni, Mike Mahaney, Matt Billings, Billy VanInwegen, Shawn Donath and Danny Varin. All these top runners will be at each event.

Other sprints that are expected will Paul Kinney, Chuck Hebing, Jeff Cook, Chad Miller, Dave Axton, Jonathan Preston, Kelly Hebing, Brett Wright, Scott Holcomb, Josh Flint and more.

Mach 1 Chassis brings you the A-Main, E3 Spark Plugs sponsors the timed hot laps, followed by the Car Mate Trailers heat events and the Lacaillade Masonry B-Mains. The Cobra Coaches Dashes are brought to you by L&J Landscaping and Can-Am and Walt’s Hobby Town at Weedsport.

Fans are reminded that on Sunday will be the annual ESS Hall of Fame ceremony at the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame on the Weedsport grounds. The plaques of Tom Taber and Bobby Parrow will be officially hung on the wall. Doors open at 2 with the ceremony beginning at 2:30.

Can-Am and Weedsport are ready for the Lucas Oil ESS invasion, we hope you will be there to see all the action as it will be excitement guaranteed!

For more Information on the Can-Am Speedway: Web: http://racecanam.com/

Twitter: @CanSpeedway

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

Pit Gates – 3:00 PM, Hot Laps 6:45 PM, Racing 7:30 PM

For more Information on the Weedsport Speedway: Web: https://www.weedsportspeedway.com/

Twitter: @WeedsportSpdwy

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

Pit Gates – 4:00 PM, Hot Laps 6:25 PM, Racing 7:00 PM

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Prestige Pool & Spa, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance Products, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Price Scores Second Win at Deming Speedway in Micro Sprint, Doubleheader Weekend on Tap

Inside Line Promotions - DEMING, Wash. (Aug. 9, 2018) - Robbie Price picked up his second win in three weeks in a micro sprint at Deming Speedway last Friday. This time around, the race was run in a non-wing for the 600cc Open Division.

Price started second and took the lead on the opening lap as he led wire to wire in a race that went 25 laps non-stop. At one point he had a half-track lead and he took the checkered flag more than three seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

"It had been five years since I had run non-wing so I was a little rusty starting the night off," he said. "It's not as big of a difference in the non-wing versus the winged car, but you do have to adjust a little bit. We got a good start and got to the lead right away and never looked back."

Price opened the night by turning the sixth fastest lap in time trials. He won the second heat race after starting second. That put him on the outside of the front row for the main event and he capitalized.

Price has a pair of races on the schedule this weekend. On Friday night he'll look for another win in a micro sprint at Deming Speedway followed by a trip to Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on Saturday for a sprint car event.

Price has won two of his last three starts at Deming Speedway, including the second night of the Clay Cup Nationals on July 20.

"We've been on a good roll at Deming (Speedway) so I always look forward to going there," he noted. "I've had a lot of success there over the year so that certainly boosts your confidence when you unload the car each night. Hopefully we can transfer some of that to the sprint car."

The last few weeks Price has been alternating between a micro sprint and winged sprint car. Having a vast number of laps in each machine over the course of his young career, the native of Cobble Hill, B.C., is easily able to adapt to the nuances of each and be competitive.

"The micro kind of drives like a go-kart," he explained. "The sprint car is completely different, but I feel very comfortable hopping between the two. Laps keep you sharp, whether it's in the micro or the sprint car."

Price has made a handful of starts at Skagit Speedway this year. He finished a season-best third on the second night of the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup in June with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com. In his most recent visit to the 3/10-mile bullring, Price ran 10th in the finale of the Summer Nationals.

"Qualifying is the main key each night," he said. "I have to get my qualifying together. It's hard when you start so far back. If I qualify good, we'll start more toward the front and we'll be a contender."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Deming Speedway in Deming, Wash. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS

29 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 13 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Deming Speedway in Deming, Wash., and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CARSTAR Leduc

CARSTAR, which offers comprehensive collision repair service, cosmetic repairs and auto glass repair and replacement, has more than 260 locations across Canada and more than 500 throughout North America. For more information, visit https://www.carstar.ca/en/locations/ab/leduc/carstar-leduc-16281 .

"Brad and Dale Melin have been involved in racing for a while and have partnered up with me to race this year," Price said. "I really appreciate their support."

Price would also like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal LTD, Triple X Race Co., Strong Crane Service and Wildlight Motorsports Photography for their continued support.

 

 

RacinBoys Continues Coverage of Knoxville Nationals This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 9, 2018) - RacinBoys continues its coverage of the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores throughout the weekend.

RacinBoys is providing live video from the press conference each night following the A Main of the $150,000-to-win marquee sprint car event hosted by Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Other coverage from the event includes an auction benefitting Jason Johnson's family on Friday morning and the drivers' meeting on Saturday afternoon.

Additionally, the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass races on Friday at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, and Saturday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, during the North vs. South Shootout along with the Northwest Focus Midget Series event on Saturday at Sunset Speedway in Banks, Ore., will have live audio broadcasts via RacinBoys. Those broadcasts are perks of being a premium member on the website.

The RacinBoys team will also host PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group this Friday and Saturday.

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

Follow the RacinBoys social media accounts for updated times of when to tune in on both Friday and Saturday night.

Additionally, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

While the show is free to watch, RacinBoys will continue to operate its unique premium membership to its website.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midget Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Starks Entering Knoxville Nationals With Momentum After Top Five During Ultimate ASCS Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 9, 2018) - Trey Starks is tackling the biggest event of the season beginning on Thursday at Knoxville Raceway, which hosts the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver advanced into the A Main during the prestigious event for the first time in his career last year and he's rolling into this week's event with momentum.

Starks produced his best result during Iowa Speedweeks on Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway during the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company.

Starks opened the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event by maneuvering from sixth to fourth place in a heat race. That missed a spot into the feature redraw by only two positions and lined him up 10 th for the main event.

"We had a good car and were able to make progress throughout the race," he said. "That's not an easy track to pass on so whenever you can go forward and earn a top five it's a good night."

Starks finished fifth, which was his 10th top five of the season.

He began his busy week in Iowa last Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville during the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank . The Gobrecht Motorsports driver qualified eighth quickest out of nearly 50 competitors. A fifth-place result in a heat race missed locking into the A Main by only one position and it relegated him to the B Main, which he won to start near the rear of the field.

"We knew we had to drive toward the top 10 to have any chance at locking into Saturday's main event," he said. "The guys gave me a great car and we made the most of the situation. It's only a 20-lap race so there's no room for error."

Starks rallied from 21st to an 11th-place finish. That ranked him 20th in overall points out of more than 90 drivers to garner the 20th-and-final lock-in position into Saturday's A Main.

"We made some progress early and were just outside the top 10, but it was tough to really make up a lot of ground," he said. "When you're back there in dirty air it can be a challenge and we began battling some mechanical problems so we weren't able to get the finish we aimed for."

Starks, who was credited with a 20th-place result, returned to Knoxville Raceway on Sunday for the 7th annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. He timed in 19 th quickest in his group and placed seventh in a heat race, which relegated him to the B Main. A 14th-place finish capped the action for Starks, who was sidelined early the following night because of mechanical problems at Southern Iowa Speedway during the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting .

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 11 (21).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 20 (20).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 14 (10).

Aug. 7 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (10).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beer Hill Gang

The Beer Hill Gang, which is made up of diehard sprint car fans in Central Pennsylvania, has participated in the "Adopt-A-Highway Program," organizes trash clean ups and sponsors various race teams, Hard Charger Awards and laps at the Tuscarora 50. The group is also a strong supporter of the Jeff Gordon's Kick-It Foundation that helps aid children's cancer research. For more information, visit http://www.BeerHillGang.net.

"The Beer Hill Gang is a big supporter of the Gobrecht Motorsports team," Starks said. "The way they've welcomed me into the state of Pennsylvania has been much appreciated."

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

 

 

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket To Host Customer Appreciation Car Show This Saturday

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 9, 2018) – Longtime and popular Ohsweken Speedway sponsor, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, is excited to host a customer appreciation car show this Saturday, August 11. The event will take place at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located at 552 First Line, Hagersville, ON, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Gale’s Auto Aftermarket is one of Ohsweken’s most loyal and longstanding sponsors. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket was the longtime sponsor of the former Friday night Bomber division. This season, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket stepped up to be the sponsor of the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week. The weekly award showcases one Ohsweken Speedway drivers who exhibits outstanding effort and performance during Friday Night Excitement events.

Returning this month for the second season in a row is “Gale’s Cash Blast” on Friday, August 24, which is also Gale’s Auto Aftermarket minor sports night. The night will once again Feature a $2,000 winner’s prize to the top finishing Thunder Stock driver with perfect attendance. The second driver across the finish line with perfect attendance will once again receive $750 while the third driver receives $500.

Gale’s initiated the first installment of “Gale’s Cash Blast” for the Thunder Stocks last August, which saw race winner Ryan Dinning pick up a $2,000 prize, runner-up Dave Bailey scored a bonus $750 and Ryan Beagle claimed a $500 bonus as the top three finishers with perfect Ohswkeen attendance, all courtesy of Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

Ohsweken Speedway officials and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket are looking forward to this Saturday’s Customer Appreciation Car Show and hope to see many Ohsweken Speedway drivers, crewmembers and fans in attendance to support one of our long time sponsors.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, August 10 as Renway Energy presents Halloween in August and the Art Hill Memorial. All kids wearing costumes will receive free admission for the night. The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will run their longest and richest race of the year with the 42-lap and $1000-to-win Art Hill Memorial. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars will return to action after a week off. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will run double features as they start the night with their July 20 feature that was postponed due to rain. The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks will also be in action. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. __________________ About Gales Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years. Call 519-445-2659 for more information. Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now! Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15 are on sale now! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000-to-win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2018 schedule of events, click here.

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

2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

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

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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Outlaws Visit River Cities Speedway on August 17

GRAND FORKS, ND — August 8, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, on Friday, August 17 for their second and final visit of the season with the running of the 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour. Donny Schatz was victorious in the 1st Leg of the Northern Tour in June, earning his 10th World of Outlaws win at the track.

The North Dakota native has won six of the last seven races the series has contested at the high-banked three-tenths-mile. Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, is also a past winner at River Cities Speedway, taking the checkered flag in 2015.

David Gravel picked up his first win in Grand Forks in 2017. Kraig Kinser is also a former River Cities Speedway winner, with his victory coming in 2012. Schatz leads the current series point standings over Brad Sweet as he chases his 10th title.

Schatz has 15 wins this season, while Sweet has reached victory lane three times thus far in 2018. Gravel is solidly in the third spot in the standings on the strength of five wins. Pittman, who also has five wins, is fourth in the standings, with Shane Stewart rounding out the top-five.

Sheldon Haudenschild and Logan Schuchart are currently tied for sixth in points. Haudenschild is having a breakout season with four wins to date. Schuchart recently picked up his first win of the season in the finale of the Ironman 55.

Ian Madsen, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, is eighth in points, followed by Brent Marks, who has two wins in ninth and Kraig Kinser in 10th. Fellow drivers on Outlaws tour again in 2018 include Jason Sides, Jacob Allen and Greg Wilson. Allen led laps at River Cities Speedway in 2017 and has been close on a few occasions this season to scoring his first Outlaws win.

A strong contingent of River Cities Speedway weekly competitors are expected to challenge the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, led by Mark Dobmeier, the winningest sprint car driver in track history, along with Thomas Kennedy, Austin Pierce, Jordan Adams and Blake Egeland among others.

Also in action during the 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour will be the NLRA Late Models. Ricky Weiss won in June at River Cities Speedway in the 1st Leg of the Northern Tour. Dustin Strand leads the series standings over Brad Seng. Mike Balcaen is third in points, with Shane Edington fourth and Troy Schill fifth.

Tickets are available online for the 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 17, as well as at ticket outlets in the Grand Forks area, the River Cities Speedway office and at the track on race day.

 

 

2018 Sprint Car Bandits Series Event Statistics/Season Review to Date

Garland, Texas (08/08/18) by DarinShort.com. Now that we are in the homestretch for the 3rd season of the NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits® (SCB) series, we thought you might be interested to see some of the compiled statistics, through the first 14 completed SCB events of the 2018 season.

The Sprint Car Bandits series is all about the advancement of sprint car racing, taking in mind today’s economics, through helping team’s lower some of their operating costs on consumables with our rules package – while still competing for excellent purses, giving area tracks a more equitable solution for event costs, all while giving race fans quality sprint car racing events at family-friendly pricing.

That all is great.

But now let’s switch gears and move from ‘talk’ and go right to ‘action’, which is what really matters.

-There have been 14 SCB events held in 2018, with 12 different feature winners:

Wins Driver Car# 3 Michael Day 2 1 Scottie McDonald 88 1 Danny Jennings 1J 1 Michelle Melton 21 1 Jake Bubak 9X 1 Don Droud, Jr 1X 1 Kyle Jones 04 1 Justin Fifield 3 1 Dale Wester 12W 1 Jeb Sessums 01J 1 Dalton Steed 26 1 Justin Zimmerman #1

- Not one time in 2018 has a heat race pole sitter gone on to be top qualifier in the A-feature. Teams earn the top qualifying spot by their heat finishing position, with passing points, and no redraw or invert for the feature event.

- Yet, in 14 events, only 4 top qualifiers have gone on to win the A-feature that night, and in all 4 of those cases, they all advanced from their heat starting spot to earn their #1 qualifier spot.

- Here are the SCB #1 qualifiers after heat race starting/finishing positions in 2018:

HOT – Tyson Hall Started 7th in heat, finished 2nd in heat to earn pole 105 – Marcus Thomas 7th to 3rd in heat to earn pole Superbowl – Dalton Stevens from 4th to win, to earn pole SOS – Danny Jennings from 7th to 2nd in heat to earn pole GCS – Gary Floyd from 4th to win heat, to earn pole 81 – Jeremy Campbell started 4th and won heat to earn pole 81 – Don Droud Jr. started 2nd and won heat to earn pole Superbowl – Michael Lang started 6th and won heat to earn pole GTRP – Colby Estes started 2nd and won heat to earn pole HOT – Dalton Steed started 6th and finished 2nd to earn pole KSP – Jeb Sessums started 5th and won heat to earn pole LoneStar – Tyson Hall started 8th and finished 2nd to earn pole 67 – Justin Zimmerman started 4th and won heat to earn pole RoseBowl – Beau Smith started 4th and won heat to earn pole

- Here are the starting spots of all 14 SCB feature winners in 2018:

HOT – 5th place starter won, Michael Day 105 – 3rd, Scottie McDonald Superbowl – 2nd, Michael Day SOS – 1st, Danny Jennings (started 7th in heat) GCS – 2nd, Michelle Melton 81 – 4th, Jeremy Campbell 81 – 1st, Don Droud Jr. (started 2nd in heat) Superbowl – 10th, Kyle Jones GTRP – 2nd, Justin Fifield HOT – 6th, Dale Wester KSP – 1st, Jeb Sessums (started 5th in heat) LoneStar – 2nd, Dalton Steed 67 – 1st, Justin Zimmerman (started 4th in heat) RoseBowl – 2nd, Michael Day

Complete point standings are posted at the www.SprintCarBandits.com series for all 106 teams that have competed in the SCB series in 2018 at 11 different speedways within Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

Our next SCB event is coming Friday night August 24th at Heart O’ Texas Speedway near Waco. Our remaining 2018 schedule is posted at the series website and Facebook pages.

We thank all the fans, teams, race track owners/workers, safety crews and Series sponsors for their support and hope that you enjoyed your nights of racing with us thus far.

We have lots of exciting things already in the works for next season, and we’ll keep everyone apprised throughout the off-season, when it arrives in October. We also plan to keep our 2019 events schedule to specific amount, so if you’re a track that knows you want to host a SCB event, please contact us for available dates by emailing dssm493@yahoo.com – as 2019 events scheduling is already underway.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville, www.ShopTheBOSS.com , www.DarinShort.com and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest. If your business or service is interested in being part of the Series, email dssm493@yahoo.com to connect with us.

Check out our rules package if you’re not familiar with the Series, as it only takes minutes to make your car Sprint Car Bandits-legal, at virtually no additional cost, for any sprint car of 360C.I. or under.

Continued best of luck to everyone as the season marches on, and we hope that you enjoyed our Sprint Car Bandits statistical recap at this point in the 2018 season, and we hope to see you at Heart O’ Texas on August 24th for ‘MDA Night at the Speedway’ for another night of great sprint car racing action.

 

 

Eastern Museum Of Motor Racing Preserving America’s Motor Sports Heritage

The EMMR/Williams Grove Old Timers Convention Is Next Week

York Springs, PA. - The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing/Williams Grove Old Timers Convention will be held on August 24, 25, and 26. The celebration of automobile racing history will occur at the Latimore Valley Fairground, located between the Pennsylvania towns of Dillsburg and York Springs.

The convention, in its 44th year, will honor former racing great Gary Wolford. Wolford passed away last year but leaves behind a racing legacy. Competing at speedways across the eastern seaboard, Wolford was a frequent winner. The Brogue driver is the leading feature winner at the former Silver Spring Speedway. Wolford had 86 victories at Silver Spring.

Ruth and Clarence Snavely will be the grand marshals of the 2018 convention. The Snavelys have been long-time supporters of the Williams Grove Old Timers and EMMR. Clarence Snavely is a former stock car driver and later became a racing photographer.

The convention activities begin on Friday with the opening of the museum at 10 a.m. The museum is located on the Latimore Valley Fairground grounds. On Friday evening, the restored racing equipment will receive track time at the historic Williams Grove Speedway.

On Saturday the restored racing equipment will be on display at the Latimore Valley Fairground. In the afternoon the fairground’s half-mile dirt oval will be open for controlled laps by the racing equipment. There will be the “Cruisin’ at the Museum” car show held in the parking area in front of the museum. The car shows starts at 10 a.m. and finishes at 3 p.m. The museum will open at 10 a.m.

The Latimore track will be open on Sunday afternoon for controlled laps by restored race cars. As per the previous days, the museum will open at 10 a.m. The convention attracts many of the finest restored racing cars from across the country. There is no admission charge for the viewing public. Food will be available at the track and at the museum.

The museum is two floors of racing displays featuring racing equipment of every era. The equipment is from a variety of competitions including oval racing, drag racing, snowmobile racing, and motorcycle competitions.

EMMR is also the home of the large Chris Economaki collection. The famed automobile competition writer and noted television racing host, donated his entire collection to the museum. This collection, plus many more donations, provide a large library and research facility.

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

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

 

 

World of Outlaws visit River Cities Speedway on August 17

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — August 8, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., on Friday, August 17 for their second and final visit of the season with the running of the 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour.

Donny Schatz was victorious in the 1st Leg of the Northern Tour in June, earning his 10th World of Outlaws win at the track. The North Dakota native has won six of the last seven races the series has contested at the high-banked three-tenths-mile.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, is also a past winner at River Cities Speedway, taking the checkered flag in 2015. David Gravel picked up his first win in Grand Forks in 2017. Kraig Kinser is also a former River Cities Speedway winner, with his victory coming in 2012.

Schatz leads the current series point standings over Brad Sweet as he chases his 10th title. Schatz has 15 wins this season, while Sweet has reached victory lane three times thus far in 2018. Gravel is solidly in the third spot in the standings on the strength of five wins. Pittman, who also has five wins, is fourth in the standings, with Shane Stewart rounding out the top-five.

Sheldon Haudenschild and Logan Schuchart are currently tied for sixth in points. Haudenschild is having a breakout season with four wins to date. Schuchart recently picked up his first win of the season in the finale of the Ironman 55. Ian Madsen, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, is eighth in points, followed by Brent Marks, who has two wins in ninth and Kraig Kinser in 10th.

Fellow drivers on Outlaws tour again in 2018 include Jason Sides, Jacob Allen and Greg Wilson. Allen led laps at River Cities Speedway in 2017 and has been close on a few occasions this season to scoring his first Outlaws win.

A strong contingent of River Cities Speedway weekly competitors are expected to challenge the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, led by Mark Dobmeier, the winningest sprint car driver in track history, along with Thomas Kennedy, Austin Pierce, Jordan Adams and Blake Egeland among others.

Also in action during the 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour will be the NLRA Late Models. Ricky Weiss won in June at River Cities Speedway in the 1st Leg of the Northern Tour. Dustin Strand leads the series standings over Brad Seng. Mike Balcaen is third in points, with Shane Edington fourth and Troy Schill fifth.

Tickets for the 2nd Leg of the Gerdau Recycling Northern Tour at River Cities Speedway on Friday, August 17 can be purchased in advance online at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com, as well at ticket outlets in the Grand Forks area, the River Cities Speedway office and at the track on race day.

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Pokorski Motorsports claims 10th top-10 finish of 2018

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 8, 2018 – Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team continued their string of consistently strong performances by racking up their 10th top-10 A-main showing of the 2018 season in 360 Sprint Car racing action at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 4.

With 22 PDTR Sprint Car checked in for the Past Champions Night event, Pokorski began the third PDTR Sprint Car heat race from the third starting spot. The 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) Masters Series champion used the low groove to slip past Adam Miller into second place in turn one of the opening lap.

On lap 2, Miller battled back to gain the second spot and the two veteran drivers exchange slide jobs in a thrilling duel over the next two laps before Miller caught the turn four wall and flipped as he raced with Pokorski for the second spot on lap 3.

Following the restart, Shane Wenninger stole second from Pokorski in turn two. However, on the next lap Pokorski battled back to execute a slide job in turn two to take command of the runner up spot, which he held to the checkered flag.

During intermission, Pokorski was recognized along with a large contingent of former track champions at Plymouth, during the annual Past Champions Night ceremony. Pokorski captured two Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Winged Super Modified championships while racing at Plymouth weekly in 2003 and 2004.

After rolling off sixth in the 25-lap A-main event, Pokorski struggled to find grip on the slick and wide track surface before falling back to ninth place on lap 15. The lone caution flag appeared when early race leader Danny Schlafer spun to a stop in turn two on lap 21 to set up a four-lap dash to the finish.

After restarting seventh, Pokorski got a big jump along the outside groove to move up to fourth on lap 23. However, as the track began to lay rubber in the low groove, Pokorski found himself stuck in the outside lane on the final lap, which resulted in him falling back to sixth at the finish line in a race won by Kurt Davis.

“The car was good pretty good all night,” Pokorski said. “The track did change quickly during the feature and I was a little late moving down off the cushion to the bottom as the track changed. I was very disappointed with myself for missing the bottom on the entry to turn one on the last lap. That cost us a couple of spots at the finish. I’m looking forward to the doubleheader of racing next weekend at Plymouth and Angell Park.”

This weekend kicks off a string of four consecutive doubleheader weekends of racing action for the Pokorski Motorsports team.

On Saturday, Aug. 11, the team will return to The Plymouth Dirt Track for a night of racing featuring extra purse money in the 360 Sprint Car A main thanks to an anonymous donor. Grandstands open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

On Sunday, Aug. 12, the Pokorski Motorsports team will make its second and final appearance of the season at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie for a special Midwest Sprint Car Association traveling series event at the historic oval.

Pokorski will be looking to improve on an eighth-place showing in the MSA’s previous visit to Angell Park on June 3. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2018 season include: Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company.
For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com.
Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering Inc.
Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a new sponsor for the 2018 racing season.
Quest Engineering focuses solely on full overlay cabinetry and complimenting custom products, including kitchen, bath, closets, garage, entertainment and commercial casework projects.
Quest’s skilled team of customer advocates, product specialists, engineers, production managers and operations team rely on a continuous improvement philosophy to pave the road to success.
Founded as a contract wood products fabricator in West Bend by brothers Chris and Todd Lefeber in 2001, Quest operated on mostly manual machines until adding CNC equipment and parametric engineering software to its repertoire in 2006.
In late 2008, Quest Engineering made the move from a direct sales to a dealer sales model with an increased focus on its capacity as a manufacturer. Quest moved from its original facility in West Bend to a newly renovated production facility in Richfield in fall 2012.
In May 2015, working with equipment, software, and special service vendors, Quest expanded with the addition of a second manufacturing plant. Housing a flexible casework production cell, a custom fabrication cell and a small warehouse, a new facility in Jackson was opened, featuring a design center and showroom.
“We spent time working on new sponsorship for this year and we are very excited to have Quest Engineering on board with us for 2018,” Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.”
Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.com.
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

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

2018 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, August 11 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, August 12 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.
Saturday, August 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, August 19 – TNT Speedway, Three Lakes, Wis.
Friday, August 24 – Dodge County Fairgrounds, Beaver Dam, Wis.
Saturday, August 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2018 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 15
MSA events – 14
IRA events - 1
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 3
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 10
Heat Race Victories – 2


 

 

Must See Racing Sprit Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series will invade the Hoosier State for its one and only visit this season on Saturday night, and there’s arguably no driver more excited to compete at the tight quarter-mile bullring than Chris Neuenschwander.

After all, it was at Anderson in 2016 that Neuenschwander picked up his first of two career series victories, leading all 60 laps in May of that year to deliver car owner Ron Koehler a memorable win – on Koehler’s birthday, no less.

The ‘New Haven Nightmare’ has also had plenty of speed at Anderson in non-winged competition as well, qualifying on the front row and leading 10 laps during the Pay Less Little 500 two years ago, as well as setting fast time during the most recent Thursday Night Sprints non-winged event at the quarter-mile.

All of that adds up to a tangible level of excitement for Neuenschwander entering Saturday’s Must See Racing 50. He last competed with the series at Anderson one year ago.

“It’s been a while,” said Neuenschwander of his year-long absence. “We love coming to Anderson, though. It’s a special place for me and for my family.”

Neuenschwander’s father Tony said that the team’s return was partially about timing and scheduling, but also about honoring Koehler, whose health has struggled somewhat since that 2016 victory.

“The big thing about us doing this, personally, is that Ron Koehler has done a lot for us and his health hasn’t been too good recently. His eyesight has faded a good bit … and Chris and I wanted to run for Ron and drive his car in honor of all he’s meant to our family and to Chris’ career, especially,” noted Tony Neuenschwander. “We love coming and running with Must See Racing; Jim and Nancy (Hanks) have always treated us very well and we’re excited to chase another victory this weekend.”

Racing at Anderson this time out isn’t the only tribute that the Neuenschwanders have planned in Koehler’s honor, either.

“It’d be special to win on Saturday, but through the wintertime, we’re going to transform our Little 500 car into a throwback that pays homage to Ron as well,” added the elder Neuenschwander. “I’m gonna redo that whole race car to look like his car, and we’re excited about that because of the race and what it and the track mean to us. It’s a special time for our team, for sure.”

Neuenschwander will have a loaded list of challengers to get through, however, before he can park on the frontstretch and celebrate another Anderson victory. That list starts with three-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune, who is a five-time Anderson winner with Must See Racing and was victorious in the Must See Racing 50 last season.

McCune’s nephew Anthony has been close to a win several times this season, as has Ohio’s Charlie Schultz, who nearly won at the similarly-designed Rockford (Ill.) Speedway two weeks ago before being passed by Jimmy McCune in the final two laps.

Other contenders expected include Tom Jewell, Jerry Caryer, Frank Neill, Tom Nichols and Anthony Linkenhoker, who is making the haul up from Virginia to compete with the series for the fifth time this year.

Pit gates at Anderson open at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, with hot laps rolling at 5 p.m. Qualifying is at 6:30, followed by racing at 8 p.m.

For more information on Must See Racing, visit the series on the web at www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Gary Ott’s Spectacular Aerobatic Flying

To be Featured During Races

At Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, Aug. 17

GAS CITY, Ind., Aug. 8 – In what is expected to be one of the most breathtaking and entertaining intermissions ever at an American weekly dirt short track, Gary Ott of Marion, Ind. will perform a show of aerobatic flying above Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday night, Aug. 17.

Ott, who has more than 44 years of flying experience, will perform feats of spectacular flying including loops, rolls and other aerial maneuvers.

Presented by Wesleyan Health and Rehabilitation Center and Colonial Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center, both of Marion, Ind., Ott’s performance will take place during intermission of a racing card that includes non-wing sprint cars, UMP modifieds, super streets and front-wheel-drive compacts.

“I have seen Gary practice above the Marion airport a few times and thought what a great attraction this would be for our fans at the speedway,” said Jerry Gappens, promoter of Gas City I-69 Speedway. “We are always looking for unique ways to entertain our fans, especially with spectacles you don’t normally see in daily life.”

In addition to promoting his Wesleyan and Colonial Oaks Health and Rehab Centers, Ott is also doing the show to increase awareness of the 28th annual “Fly/In Cruise/In” at the Marion Municipal Airport on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Tickets to the races at Gas City I-69 Speedway are available at the gate. Admission prices are adults, $15; children 12 and under are free, and students 13 and older are admitted for $10 with a student ID card. Pit passes cost $30. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the races start at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to the Aug. 17 show, Gas City I-69 Speedway will present a program featuring BOSS winged sprints, winged outlaw micro-sprints, UMP modifieds and thunder cars on Aug. 31. The USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and the USSA Kenyon midgets will visit Gas City on Sept. 7 in a card that includes three additional divisions, and the season concludes Sept. 28 with the big $3,000-to-win James Dean Classic.

For details on each program, please see the track’s schedule at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow the speedway on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

 

 

Sides Motorsports Fielding Second Entry During Knoxville Nationals for Tim Kaeding

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (Aug. 8, 2018) - Sides Motorsports will return to a two-car team this week throughout the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

Californian Tim Kaeding will join Jason Sides to tackle sprint car racing's biggest event of the season, which is held this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"Tim did a great job driving for us earlier this season in California and he's had a lot of success at Knoxville so we're all excited about this week," Sides said. "The goal is to put both of our cars into Saturday's A Main."

Sides, who was the 2001 Rookie of the Nationals, has advanced into the Knoxville Nationals A Main seven times including last year. His best result came in 2010 with a 12th-place result.

Kaeding also has seven A Main starts at the Knoxville Nationals. His top performance was a fourth-place outing in 2009.

Sides competed last weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 during the Ironman 55, which featured a 55-lap main event on both Friday and Saturday.

"It was a tough deal all weekend, but we ended on a positive note," he said.

Sides overcame a 22nd-place qualifying run on Friday by advancing from eighth to sixth place during a heat race at the high-banked oval. He capped the night with a 16th-place finish in the A Main.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with Sides timing in 15th quickest in qualifying. He finished eighth in a heat race and fifth in the Last Chance Showdown before maneuvering from 23rd to 15 th in the main event. It was the third-most cars passed.

"We've had success in Pevely, but qualifying put us behind the eight ball both nights," he said. "It was good to make progress on Saturday in the A Main and move forward. Now we're looking forward to the opportunity this week presents at the Knoxville Nationals."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: 16 (16).

Aug. 4 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 8 (5); B Main: 5 (3); Feature: 15 (23).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

50 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 6 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - VRP Shocks

VRP Shocks are designed to have the latest advancement in racing shock technology. The company is constantly developing, testing and advancing its shocks, which are consistent with the ability to rebuild and revalve. For more information, visit http://www.VRPShocks.com.

"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Earns Top-Five Result During Ultimate ASCS Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2018) - Trey Starks produced his best result during Iowa Speedweeks on Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway during the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company.

Starks opened the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event by maneuvering from sixth to fourth place in a heat race. That missed a spot into the feature redraw by only two positions and lined him up 10 th for the main event.

"We had a good car and were able to make progress throughout the race," he said. "That's not an easy track to pass on so whenever you can go forward and earn a top five it's a good night."

Starks finished fifth, which was his 10th top five of the season.

He began his busy week in Iowa last Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville during the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank . The Gobrecht Motorsports driver qualified eighth quickest out of nearly 50 competitors. A fifth-place result in a heat race missed locking into the A Main by only one position and it relegated him to the B Main, which he won to start near the rear of the field.

"We knew we had to drive toward the top 10 to have any chance at locking into Saturday's main event," he said. "The guys gave me a great car and we made the most of the situation. It's only a 20-lap race so there's no room for error."

Starks rallied from 21st to an 11th-place finish. That ranked him 20th in overall points out of more than 90 drivers to garner the 20th-and-final lock-in position into Saturday's A Main.

"We made some progress early and were just outside the top 10, but it was tough to really make up a lot of ground," he said. "When you're back there in dirty air it can be a challenge and we began battling some mechanical problems so we weren't able to get the finish we aimed for."

Starks, who was credited with a 20th-place result, returned to Knoxville Raceway on Sunday for the 7th annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. He timed in 19 th quickest in his group and placed seventh in a heat race, which relegated him to the B Main. A 14th-place finish capped the action for Starks, who was sidelined early the following night because of mechanical problems at Southern Iowa Speedway during the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting .

Starks will return to action during the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 11 (21).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 20 (20).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 14 (10).

Aug. 7 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (10).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beer Hill Gang

The Beer Hill Gang, which is made up of diehard sprint car fans in Central Pennsylvania, has participated in the "Adopt-A-Highway Program," organizes trash clean ups and sponsors various race teams, Hard Charger Awards and laps at the Tuscarora 50. The group is also a strong supporter of the Jeff Gordon's Kick-It Foundation that helps aid children's cancer research. For more information, visit http://www.BeerHillGang.net.

"The Beer Hill Gang is a big supporter of the Gobrecht Motorsports team," Starks said. "The way they've welcomed me into the state of Pennsylvania has been much appreciated."

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

 

 

Wilson Ready for New Opportunity at Knoxville Nationals This Week

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (Aug. 8, 2018) - The biggest event of the season for sprint car racing is on tap for Greg Wilson, who will head to Iowa this week to tackle the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels backed team are scheduled to compete at Knoxville Raceway during the marquee event this Wednesday through Saturday.

"The Knoxville Nationals is the ultimate testing ground for every sprint car driver," he said. "If you can have a great performance on that stage you definitely earned it and it means a lot. I think the goal for most teams is to simply make the A Main on Saturday. If you accomplish that feat it's been a great event."

Wilson raced last weekend during the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. He opened the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader on Friday by qualifying 21st quickest. However, a charge from seventh to second place during a heat race garnered a spot into the dash.

"We got the bottom working really well in the heat and were able to pick guys off one by one," he said. "That was exciting to drive up through there. We had a great car and nobody in front of us ran the bottom so we were able to run our race."

A fourth-place finish in the dash lined Wilson up fourth for the A Main.

"Everything went well for the first half of the night, but we missed it just a bit with our setup in the main event," he said. "When you're racing with the World of Outlaws you have to be spot on. The good thing is that we're constantly learning and working on improving our team so we'll take what we learned and apply it to similar circumstances in the future."

Wilson, who finished 17th, returned to the high-banked track on Saturday. He timed in 20th quickest before advancing a spot to finish sixth in a heat race and 16th in the main event.

"We didn't get the A Main results we wanted either night, but we can tell we're making gains with our new package," he said. "I'm excited to get to Knoxville to see how much progress we can make on that stage."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 2 (7); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 17 (4).

Aug. 4 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 16 (17).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Allstar Performance and SandRidge Custom

Allstar Performance is a manufacturer and supplier of racing and high performance auto parts, accessories and specialty tools. For more information, visit http://www.AllstarPerformance.com .

SandRidge Custom is a fabrication business based in Bloomdale, Ohio. For more information, visit http://www.SandRidgeCustom.com .

"Allstar Performance has been with me for seven or eight years now," Wilson said. "They supply us great parts for the chassis and race car side of things. They are a great group of guys to work with. The one thing that surprises me is how quickly they can make sure you have what you need.

"SandRidge Custom has helped us the last three years with fabrication stuff. Nate and Jake Boes have become very good friends away from the track and help us any way that they can."

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

 

 

Trenca Returning to Weedsport Speedway This Sunday

Inside Line Promotions - CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (Aug. 8, 2018) - Joe Trenca's next opportunity to race is this Sunday at Weedsport Speedway during a Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints show.

The Mucci Motorsports driver is hopeful his recent race with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the oval in Weedsport, N.Y., will help during this weekend's 360ci winged sprint car event.

"We're excited to get back to Weedsport with our 360 program after just racing there in a 410 with the Outlaws," he said. "I think every time we run the 410 it helps in the 360."

Trenca faced the Outlaws at Weedsport Speedway on July 29 when he qualified 16th quickest and advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race before capping the night with a 19th-place result in the A Main.

That race was sandwiched between two other races in New York, including a show at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on July 28. Trenca won a heat race before he recorded a ninth-place result in the main event.

"The track took rubber on Lap 3," he said. "It was like racing go-karts with people trying to push each other out of the rubber. It was follow the leader around the bottom and you had to hope someone got out of the rubber to make a pass."

The team's most recent race was last Saturday at Land of Legends Raceway. Trenca qualified third quickest in his group. A fifth-place heat race result lined him up 18th in the main event.

"I blasted the middle on the start and got a couple of cars," he said. "That track is like an ice rink. You have to be like Donny Schatz in the slick to go anywhere or someone has to mess up for you to get by once the track gets the way it does in the main event."

Trenca ended with a 16th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 9 (9).

July 29 - Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 19 (13).

Aug. 4 - Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, N.Y. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 16 (18).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 5 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fast Axle

Located in Bristol, Conn., Fast Axle distributes axles and other racing parts for a variety of race cars. For more information, visit http://www.FastAxle.com.

"Eric with Fast Axle has been a long time member of Mucci Motorsports," Trenca said. "We're really happy to use his products and very thankful for the support."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Dover Narrowly Misses 360 Knoxville Nationals A Main Start by One Position

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2018) - Jack Dover was sidelined early during a pair of marquee sprint car events in Iowa throughout the last week.

The action began last Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, which hosted the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Dover opened his preliminary night by qualifying 18 th quickest before he won a heat race from the third starting position.

"We went out really late for qualifying so to put down the 18th quickest lap was solid," he said. "Then moving forward like we did in the heat race was good. That moved us up to 10th in points and we thought we'd be in a good position in the A Main, but it didn't play out. We just didn't have the best setup on the car."

Dover battled for a top 10 throughout much of the race before ending 14 th. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row in the B Main on Saturday.

"They only took four out of the B Main and there was some tough competition starting in front and behind us," he said. "Unfortunately, the track wasn't super conducive for a lot of passing. We ran the top most of the race and hit the bottom a couple of times. We moved forward, but ended up one spot out of the main event."

Dover advanced to place fifth, which missed a spot into the 360 Knoxville Nationals A Main by only one position.

Dover returned to action on Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway during the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com. He finished where he started - second - in a heat race, which earned enough points to make the feature redraw. Dover pulled the No. 3 during the random redraw to line up third in the A Main, but his night was short-lived as he had to exit the track early.

"Coming off turn two I got into the back of someone and knocked my nose wing down just a couple of laps in," he said. "We went to the work area under a caution and my guys straightened the wing out, but it collapsed soon after we started racing again so I pulled off."

Dover will take this weekend off before resuming competition on Aug. 17 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Aug. 18 at Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series, and Aug. 19 at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 14 (12).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 5 (8).

Aug. 7 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 22 (3).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 7 wins, 16 top fives, 21 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 17 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Aug. 18 at Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series, and Aug. 19 at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Thorpe's Body Shop

Thorpe's Body Shop has been offering collision repair and automobile painting services to customers in Papillion, Neb., and the surrounding areas for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://ThorpesBodyShop.com.

"I want to thank Thorpe's Body Shop for making our cars look sharp every year," Dover said. "Blake, who co-owns it, has been a family friend since I can remember and we really appreciate his support of our race team throughout the years."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Liquid Trucking, SSS Motorsports, Certified Transmission, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Trail Performance Coatings, Inc., Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

White Amped for Second Attempt at Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2018) - Harli White will make her second career start in the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores this week at Knoxville Raceway.

White has leased a 410ci engine to compete in sprint car racing's biggest event, which runs Wednesday through Saturday at the half-mile oval.

"We are extremely exited to race at the Knoxville Nationals again," she said. "It was a dream come true to be able to participate last year and we're looking forward to improving on our results."

White finished third in a heat race to qualify for the A Main during her preliminary night last year.

"That was very valuable to have that experience and get those laps in an A Main setting," she said. "The best of the best race at the Knoxville Nationals so that was great to be able to compete with some of them in a heat race and A Main last year."

White is coming off her debut at Southern Iowa Speedway on Tuesday during the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company. She kicked off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event by placing third in a heat race before capping the night with a 14th-place run in the A Main.

That advanced her a position to 11th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings - only eight points out of the top 10.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 7 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 16 (14).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 17 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc.

Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., is an oilfield truck hauling business located in Lindsay, Okla.

"Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., which is owned by my dad, has been going for 20-plus years," Harli White said. "My dad works very hard. He is my main sponsor so I can't thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., enough for the enormous support."

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

 

 

Rilat Stymied by Mechanical Woes During 360 Knoxville Nationals Qualifying

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2018) - The first goal for Travis Rilat was accomplished last Friday during the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

The BDS Motorsports driver drew a good number to go out early in qualifying for his preliminary night at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where 48 of the more than 90 competitors competed that evening.

"Traditionally the earlier you go out for qualifying the better because the track slows down a bit," Rilat said. "You're first goal is to draw one of those early spots and we did that. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem came at the wrong time and it was like we were qualifying with a parachute on us."

Rilat timed in 36th quickest, which missed a spot into the heat race inversion. He advanced a position to place seventh in a heat race. That relegated him toward the rear of the B Main and he exited the race early.

The event wrapped up on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where Rilat charged from 12th to a third-place result during the D Main. He then maneuvered from 19th to 13th in the C Main.

"We had a great race car, but just started too far back," he said. "Qualifying can set you up for success or can bury you during the 360 Knoxville Nationals and this year we had a mechanical problem at the worst time."

Rilat returned to action on Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway for the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com. A sixth-place heat race result followed by a DNF in the B Main forced Rilat to take a promotor's provisional to tag the rear of the field in the main event.

"We made some progress so it was good to end on a positive note," he said. "It's tough on a big track like that to really march forward, but we took what we could get."

Rilat maneuvered from 25th to a 17th-place finish, which was the third-most cars passed.

He will take this weekend off before competing Aug. 18 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, and Aug. 19 at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 36; Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: DNF (13).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - D Main: 3 (12); C Main: 13 (19).

Aug. 7 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 6 (3); B Main: DNF (8); Feature: 17 (25).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 18 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 18 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, and Aug. 19 at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The BOSS

Located in Dallas, The BOSS offers a large selection of hardwood flooring products below closeout prices for retail customers. For more information, visit http://www.ShoptheBOSS.com.

"The BOSS was created by Richard Bell, who has been a really good friend," Rilat said. "He's got a pretty unique deal going on. It's been exciting to see him grow his business and we're appreciative of his support in our racing endeavors."

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

 

 

Ball Drives Into 360 Knoxville Nationals A Main for Fifth Straight Year

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 8, 2018) - Jamie Ball had some strong moments throughout the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank last weekend at his home track of Knoxville Raceway.

The White Lightning Motorsports driver kicked off the weekend on Thursday during his preliminary night at the half-mile oval. He timed in ninth quickest out of 43 entries.

"We had a pretty good pill draw number and were able to get a good qualifying position," he said. "It was a good lap that put us ninth on the board and we were able to work with moving forward."

Ball lined up on the inside of the third row for a heat race and he advanced three positions to finish second. That started him on the outside of the second row for the feature event. Ball remained in the top three for the first half of the feature, but faded to an eighth-place finish.

"We had a decent night for our qualifying race," he said. "I kind of expected the track to slicken up and widen out, but we still ended up locking ourselves into Saturday's show for the fifth consecutive year, which is pretty cool."

Ball ranked ninth in overall points out of more than 90 drivers once preliminary points were tabulated. He started the 25-lap finale on Saturday on the inside of the fifth row and he remained around 10th before contact from a fellow competitor sent him on a wild ride.

"We were tight in the feature and I was hoping the track would free up a little bit," he said. "I was running the cushion and made contact with Brooke (Tatnell) and that ultimately ended our night. It definitely was one of the worst wrecks I've been in, but luckily I was able to walk away and we are able to race another day."

Ball was credited with a 24th-place result.

Next up for White Lightning Motorsports is the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, which is this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

August 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 8 (4).

August 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. - Feature: 24 (9).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers at each sprint car event they compete at throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Hearing Clinic

Hearing evaluations shouldn't be scary, confusing or high-pressure sales pitches. That's why we've opened The Hearing Clinic, where patient care is the priority. We're not big and impersonal; we are locally owned, comprehensive audiology practice that's more concerned with service than pushing products. When you visit The Hearing Clinic, Dr. Sara Michael, Audiologist, will take time to listen to your concerns, educate you about your hearing health, and work with you to find the best solution for your individual needs and budget. We listen, you hear. For more information, visit http://www.TheHearingClinic-DSM.com .

"Sara, Bryan and Cooper have been great supporters of our race team for years," Ball said. "They have been providing our race team with custom made ear molds for our RACEceivers as well as providing Larry Ball Jr. with hearing aids the past few years. We love having The Hearing Clinic on board again this year with the White Lightning Motorsports. It's family owned companies like them that make our race team such a success."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank L&J Enterprise Inc, JJ Kane Auctioneers, Timberline Tree Service, The Hearing Clinic, Iowa State Savings Bank, Chick Magnet Motorsports, My Race Pass, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Wingdance Graphics, Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, The Joie of Seating, Tire Demon by Love Tap, Fisher Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis, All Star Performance, Shell Shock, Outlaw Wings, Ryan Bowers Racing, K1 and Astro Titanium for their continued support.

 

 

Miller Family Motorsports

PLYMOUTH, WIS.] August 8, 2018-The Miller Family Motorsports teams were back in action at the Plymouth Dirt Track (PDTR) this last Saturday night. Justin was 2nd in his heat race and the bad luck train would strike Adam once again! Due to another racers error, Adam would make heavy contact with the front stretch wall during his heat race. He was unable to restart & would scratch for the remainder of the evening. The team is currently rebuilding another car to make sure Adam will be back out this week!

Once again, the sprint car A-main was the first one of the night and Justin would correct the setup woes from last week! He captured another top 5 finish by finishing 2nd from his 5th place starting spot! Justin is currently 3 points out of 1st in points at PDTR and is closely chasing the MSA point title too!

August is a busy month as the brothers endure double header weekends starting this coming weekend! Saturday the brothers will be in action at PDTR and on Sunday they will visit the historic Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI.

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

 

 

Brandt Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night TONIGHT

The 58tj Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store starts tonight with Brandt Professional Agriculture Qualifying night.

Notable drivers who will race tonight include 10-time Knoxville Nationals Champion Donny Schatz, 2017 runner-up Kyle Larson, Ironman 55 winner Logan Schuchart, 2017 Knoxville Raceway track champion Ian Madsen, and three-time Knoxville Raceway winner this season Austin McCarl.

For a full list of drivers competing tonight, click here.

Tickets are still available online, at the ticket office or by calling 641-842-5431. Donny Schatz Champion Pole Banner Unveil

Join 2017 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store champion, Donny Schatz, as he unveils his new champion pole banner on the Avenue of Champions today at 3pm.

Schatz's champion pole banner is located outside the ticket office under the frontstretch grandstands.

Photo opportunities will follow the unveil. Casey's General Store Pizza Party with Brian Brown at Kid Zone

At 5pm today, Brian Brown, driver of the No. 21 Casey's General Store/FVP sprint car, will be serving Casey's pizza, water and Hog Wash juice drink to the kids in Great Southern Bank Kid Zone!

Other appearances today include Shane Stewart at 3pm, Brock Zearfoss at 3pm, and Carson Macedo at 4pm.

The Great Southern Bank Kid Zone is located under the West end of the frontstretch grandstands near the pit pass windows.

Great Southern Bank Kid Zone officially opens at 3pm today with basketball, our iRacing simulator, jenga, bags boards and lifesize Connect Four. Textron Off-Road Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit Broadcasting LIVE From Knoxville Raceway each night this week!

MRN's Textron Off-Road Winged Nation presented by Sage Fruit will broadcast live from the Fan Zone Stage each night of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

Join hosts Steve Post, Erin Crocker-Evernham and Ashlee Stremme at 6pm with tonight's guests: Dave Blaney, Shane Stewart, Joey Saldana, Terry McCarl, Danny Dietrich, David Gravel, Brooke Tatnell, Greg Hodnett, and Tim Kaeding.

 

 

Hendricks Makes Successful 410 Non-Wing Sprint Car Debut

Inside Line Promotions - WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (Aug. 8, 2018) - Zane Hendricks made a successful non-wing sprint car debut at a pair of tracks last weekend, competing at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Indiana on Friday and at Ohio's Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday.

"Overall, it was a good weekend," he said. "The results weren't the greatest, but I thought I did well for the first time and I feel I can do better with more seat time."

Hendricks' first night behind the wheel of a 410ci non-wing sprint car came during his debut at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

"It was the first time I had seen Gas City," he said. "The track had a lot of moisture and the car was really fun to drive."

Hendricks finished seventh in his heat race and then earned a transfer to the A Main with a third-place finish in the B Main. He rolled off 18 th for the main event and finished 16th.

"I was happy with the way it went," he said. "I was able to move forward and was close to being in the top 10 at one point when a car got under me and pushed me out of the way, forcing me to lose a lot of momentum and positions.

"I felt really comfortable in the car, which was great since it was my first time in a non-wing sprint car. The transition was a lot easier than the time I went from a midget to a winged 360 sprint car."

Hendricks also showed speed the following night at Waynesfield Raceway Park. He qualified seventh quickest out of 34 drivers and fourth in his group. He finished third in his heat after starting on the pole.

"The track got slick in a hurry," he said. "So that, along with double the horsepower I'm used to, took some getting used to. But I was able to qualify through my heat and didn't have to run the B Main."

Hendricks started seventh in the A Main.

"I mainly just held my position," he said. "I started racing on the bottom and then moved to the top. If you ran the top, you had to be right on the cushion. I missed it by being a little too low one time and spun out. I also had a flat tire and had to go to the back, which is about where I finished."

Hendricks was grateful to Goodnight Racing and Scott Benic for the opportunity to drive a sprint car.

"I've been working for Goodnight Racing and Scott Benic at the track for most of the summer," he said. "I've really enjoyed working on cars compared to driving them, which I didn't expect. It's pretty cool to be able to work for a team like theirs. Scott is incredibly smart when it comes to sprint cars. I've struggled a lot with driving a midget on a slick track this year. I think I learned a lot from Scott on Saturday night that will help me with my midget.

"I'd love to be able to do this again this year, but they're really busy so I'm not sure that will happen. For next year, we might run a sprint car in Indiana."

Hendricks is scheduled to return to midget racing on Aug. 18 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind. - Heat race: 7 (-); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 16 (18).

Aug. 4 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 21 (9).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 18 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CK Power

CK Power is a leading manufacturer of power units and power generation solutions for a variety of markets and customers. CK Power is also a proud distributor and authorized service provider of Kohler Power Systems. Its mission is to continually expand and improve their power solutions product offering. For more information, visit http://www.ckpower.com.

"We're excited to have CK Power with us," Hendricks said. "We hope that we can build a good partnership with them that will continue in the years to come."

Hendricks would also like to thank Vacuworx, Shorty's Machine Shop, Momentum Racing Suspensions, BP Fab, Esslinger, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Walker Performance Filtration, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Performance Racing Industry Buyers Guide Goes Digital With PRI Direct -- The motorsports industry's premier business source for 33 years is now available online, and includes new features --

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Aug. 8, 2018) — Motorsports professionals can now access the racing industry’s ultimate business resource, the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Buyers Guide, online thanks to PRI Direct. This new, mobile-friendly platform instantly connects more than 2,400 industry suppliers to over 90,000 racing businesses and high volume buyers, and features product photos, videos and intuitive search tools.

"For more than 30 years, motorsports professionals have relied on the PRI Buyers Guide to conduct business, and now PRI Direct gives users instant online access to all of the valuable information in the print publication," said PRI Publisher/Vice President of Events & Business Development Peter MacGillivray. "It is a comprehensive search tool for domestic and international racing suppliers, wholesalers, warehouse distributors, service providers, race sanctioning organizations and manufacturers reps."

In addition to keeping buyers updated on the latest in race product information and sourcing, PRI Direct gives racing businesses added exposure through various online features and add-ons, including:

Complimentary company listing for qualified motorsports suppliers. Complimentary enhanced listings for PRI Show exhibitors and qualified PRI Magazine advertisers. Opportunities to maximize exposure through enhanced listings with photo, video and visitor statistics; product category sponsorships; and product highlights.

"PRI Direct provides companies another easy way to increase their business impact by participating in the PRI Buyers Guide," said MacGillivray. "Because PRI Direct is part of the PRI ecosystem, businesses can increase their ROI by leveraging the power of PRI Magazine and the PRI Trade Show to increase their exposure."

The 2018 PRI Trade Show, held December 6-8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, will feature over 1,100 companies exhibiting in more than 3,300 booths, showcasing the latest developments in auto racing technology to tens of thousands of buyers from all 50 states and 70 countries.

Start using PRI Direct today at pridirect.com.

About Performance Racing Industry Since its inception in 1986, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has served as the motorsports industry's key source for trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies, and more. Through its monthly business magazine, Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN, motorsports industry members from all over the world remain in tune with the worldwide racing marketplace. For more information, visit performanceracing.com or pri2018.com.

 

 

 

 

Renway Energy Presents Art Hill Memorial and Halloween In August at Ohsweken on August 10

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 7, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway will continue the month of August as Renway Energy presents the longest race of the year for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, the 42-lap Art Hill Memorial, and Halloween in August on Friday, August 10. All junior fans who arrive in costume at the racetrack will receive free kids grandstand admission for the night.

Race time is 7:30pm with grandstand gates opening at 6:00pm. Adult admission is just $14 while Seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) are only $10. Kids aged 7-12 are only $3 and Kids 6 and under are free. This pricing is in effect for all weekly Friday Night Excitement shows in 2018.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

The longest and richest race of the season for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks is the 42-lap and $1000-to-win Art Hill Memorial. This year’s race is also the final combined race for the inaugural Insta-Panels Mini Stock Duel on the Dirt Series, which is a multi-race mini-series between the drivers of Humberstone, Merrittville and Ohsweken speedways. With Ohsweken’s weekly Mini Stock car count regularly topping 40 cars, officials are expecting nearly 50 cars this week as the top drivers from Merrittville and Humberstone vie for the Duel on the Dirt title.

The annual race is run in honour of the late Art Hill, who raced his No.42 machine at Ohsweken in the early years at the track. Past Art Hill Memorial winners include well-known Ohsweken names such as Rick Emberson, Lee Winger, Robbie Rounce, Marc Hallett, Dave Bailey, Mitch Brown, Trevor Goulding, and Karl Sault, and Wall of Fame inductee Abel Castelein. Jake Bazuin ended his brother Mark’s winning streak in the event when he won the 2016 edition. Nick Masi is the defending winner of the event after scoring the 2017 victory during his rookie season.

Entering this year’s race, Gillian Hils is the current HRW Automotive Mini Stock point leader with Masi in second, 29 points back of the lead. Matt Nuell, Sean Iftody and Jonathan Ayrton round out the current top-five.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars return to action this week after a week off from competition to allow drivers to compete at the Knoxville 360 Nationals. The 360 drivers have not run a Feature at Ohsweken since July 13 after rain washed out their Feature events on July 20 and July 27 before taking the week off on August 3.

Entering this week’s action, Dylan Westbrook remains the current point leader with a 61-point advantage over Cory Turner. The ‘Red Rocket’ Jim Huppunen is third, 18 points back of Turner while Mack DeMan trails Huppunen by just two points. Tyler Hendricks is fifth, only five points back of Huppunen for third.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

A big week is on the card for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars as they make-up their rain-postponed July 20 Feature. That will be their first Feature of the night before they jump into the regularly scheduled event. Entering this week’s doubleheader, Jesse Costa remains the division point leader, but by just 14 points over Shone Evans. Holly Porter sits in third, just four points back of Evans and trailing Costa by just 18 for the lead. Sprint Car rookie Lucas Smith, who has a win to his credit in his rookie season, is fourth in the standings, while Hannah Ferrell rounds out the top-five.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Dave Bailey has forged a comfortable lead at the top of the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock standings with a 41-point gap over Logan Shwedyk. Ken Sargent sits third, 18 points back of Shwedyk, while Trevor DeBoer sits fourth. Sitting fifth is Christopher Hale, who is fresh off his first career win last Friday night and trails DeBoer by a single point for fourth and Sargent by only five for third. ___________________

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2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

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

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Hendricks Makes Successful 410 Non-Wing Sprint Car Debut

Inside Line Promotions - WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (Aug. 8, 2018) - Zane Hendricks made a successful non-wing sprint car debut at a pair of tracks last weekend, competing at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Indiana on Friday and at Ohio's Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday.

"Overall, it was a good weekend," he said. "The results weren't the greatest, but I thought I did well for the first time and I feel I can do better with more seat time."

Hendricks' first night behind the wheel of a 410ci non-wing sprint car came during his debut at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

"It was the first time I had seen Gas City," he said. "The track had a lot of moisture and the car was really fun to drive."

Hendricks finished seventh in his heat race and then earned a transfer to the A Main with a third-place finish in the B Main. He rolled off 18 th for the main event and finished 16th.

"I was happy with the way it went," he said. "I was able to move forward and was close to being in the top 10 at one point when a car got under me and pushed me out of the way, forcing me to lose a lot of momentum and positions.

"I felt really comfortable in the car, which was great since it was my first time in a non-wing sprint car. The transition was a lot easier than the time I went from a midget to a winged 360 sprint car."

Hendricks also showed speed the following night at Waynesfield Raceway Park. He qualified seventh quickest out of 34 drivers and fourth in his group. He finished third in his heat after starting on the pole.

"The track got slick in a hurry," he said. "So that, along with double the horsepower I'm used to, took some getting used to. But I was able to qualify through my heat and didn't have to run the B Main."

Hendricks started seventh in the A Main.

"I mainly just held my position," he said. "I started racing on the bottom and then moved to the top. If you ran the top, you had to be right on the cushion. I missed it by being a little too low one time and spun out. I also had a flat tire and had to go to the back, which is about where I finished."

Hendricks was grateful to Goodnight Racing and Scott Benic for the opportunity to drive a sprint car.

"I've been working for Goodnight Racing and Scott Benic at the track for most of the summer," he said. "I've really enjoyed working on cars compared to driving them, which I didn't expect. It's pretty cool to be able to work for a team like theirs. Scott is incredibly smart when it comes to sprint cars. I've struggled a lot with driving a midget on a slick track this year. I think I learned a lot from Scott on Saturday night that will help me with my midget.

"I'd love to be able to do this again this year, but they're really busy so I'm not sure that will happen. For next year, we might run a sprint car in Indiana."

Hendricks is scheduled to return to midget racing on Aug. 18 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind. - Heat race: 7 (-); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 16 (18).

Aug. 4 - Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 21 (9).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 18 at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill., with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

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"We're excited to have CK Power with us," Hendricks said. "We hope that we can build a good partnership with them that will continue in the years to come."

Hendricks would also like to thank Vacuworx, Shorty's Machine Shop, Momentum Racing Suspensions, BP Fab, Esslinger, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Walker Performance Filtration, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Reutzel Eyes Knoxville Nationals Title

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 8, 2018) – Current All Star Circuit of Champions points leader Aaron Reutzel sets his sights on the big one this weekend as he takes in Iowa’s Knoxville Nationals for the fourth year in a row.

And his progression at the biggest Sprint Car race in the world has been a quick and steady one over the three previous years.

Reutzel’s first Knoxville Nationals effort in 2015 resulted in Rookie of the Nationals honors. Last year, Reutzel raced into his first Knoxville Nationals championship feature by way of a third-place finish in the Friday “Hard Knox” card and then earned Hard Charger honors by rallying from 19th to finish seventh.

It’s a finish that Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team hope to improve upon this time around with the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X entry taking in the Wednesday qualifying portion of the event.

“We have a package that we feel good about for Knxoville,” Reutzel says. “We have tried a couple of other things but keep coming back to what we know works well. A good qualifying lap is a must to get things rolling.”

After struggling with mechanical problems over both nights of this past weekend’s World of Outlaws “Ironman 55” at Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway, the driver of the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry showed a flash of that Knoxville speed in Sunday’s Capitani Classic.

“We qualified too good, it actually penalized us some,” Reutzel said of setting Sunday’s quick time after both Ironman features were cut short by mechanical woes.

Stopping the clocks at 15.587 seconds to turn in the quickest time among the second group despite being the next-to-last car to time in on Sunday night, Reutzel gridded heat race action fourth and finished fourth with just three transferring.

Advancing from “B” Main action, Reutzel then found himself starting the feature from 22nd and made an early exit to preserve equipment for this week’s critical races.

“We were starting so far back, we just did a few laps to make sure things were working and then called it a night to save it,” the driver of the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry explained.

It gets under way for real at Knoxville on Wednesday night with Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 hoping to lock into Saturday’s feature without the aid of Friday night’s “Hard Knox” card.

“The Friday show is a good second chance in case something goes wrong, but hopefully we don’t need it and can get locked in on Wednesday,” Reutzel concludes.

2018 Quick Stats: 52 races, 8 wins, 18 top-fives, 26 top-tens.

Next Up: 58th Annual Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Wednesday (August 8) through Saturday (August 11).

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

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

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

 

 

Bacon Set for Knoxville Nationals after Pair of Top Five Midget Finishes in Pennsylvania

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (August 8, 2018) – It has been more than a month since Brady Bacon has raced with a wing overhead. That will change tonight, as Bacon kicks off his Knoxville Nationals pursuit at the famed Marion County Fairgrounds ½-mile clay oval in Knoxville, IA, aboard the Brady Bacon Racing No. 99.

Taking in the Wednesday qualifying portion of the event, Bacon will carry the Imperial Wagyu Beef colors as the team’s primary sponsor for the week of the Knoxville Nationals.

Contending in both the USAC Sprint Car and Midget ranks, this week’s Nationals will mark Bacon’s first winged 410-ci Sprint Car outing since posting a fourth-place finish in All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Plymouth, IN, on June 29.

“We have had good speed with the winged car each time out,” Bacon says. “Hopefully we can put down a good qualifying lap and just go on from there.”

Bacon made it to Iowa by way of a four-day weekend in Pennsylvania. After the first two legs of the USAC National Midget series “Pennsylvania Midget Week” fell victim to rain on Thursday and Friday, Bacon picked off a fifth-place finish at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on Saturday and then finished out the weekend with a third-place showing on Sunday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.

“We had a good car both nights, we stayed out of trouble and got some good finishes,” Bacon said of the FMR Racing No. 76 after climbing to second in series points.

After timing in third at Schaefferstown’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on Saturday, Bacon rebounded from an early flip to capture fifth in the main event.

“We turned over early, but it wasn’t anything bad and we avoided more trouble to get back to fifth,” Bacon says.

Bacon was fourth in Sunday qualifying at BAPS and finished up on the podium in third.

“We got settled into third and then there was a lot of attrition behind us,” Bacon recalls.

After climbing the Midget charts, Bacon shifts gears with the biggest Sprint Car race in the world. While Bacon shoots to lock into Saturday’s finale through Wednesday’s qualifying card, a second chance could await with Friday’s “Hard Knox” card that fills out Saturday’s feature lineups beyond the top 16 from the Wednesday and Thursday lock-ins.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Technology/Port City Raceway, Gene Frankowiak, Cimarron Cycle Works, Priority Aviation, Triple-X Race Co., FMR Racing, FK Indy, Heath Clips Lawn Care, Elliot’s Custom Trailers and Carts, B&S Cattle, Lucas Oil Products, Kiser’s Truck and Auto, Smiley’s Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Octane Ink, CP Carrillo, PAC Racing Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Engineering, Schroth Racing, Smith Precision Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, FSR Radiators, LRB Mfg. Indy Race Parts, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts and the Tony Elliott Foundation.

2018 Quick Stats: 64 races, 7 wins, 31 top-fives, 40 top-tens.

Quick Results: USAC National Midgets PA Midget Week

Thursday, August 2 – Rained Out at Path Valley Speedway Park (Spring Run, PA)

Friday, August 3 – Rained Out at Linda’s Speedway (Jonestown, PA)

Saturday, August 4 – 5th at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway (Schaefferstown, PA)

Sunday, August 5 – 3rd at BAPS Motor Speedway (Newberrytown, PA)

Up Next: 58th Annual Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Wednesday (August 8) through Saturday (August 11).

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

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

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

 

 

Empire Super Sprints Hall of Fame Inductions Sunday at Weedsport

SYRACUSE, NY – At the 2017 awards banquet for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) it was announced that the next class to be inducted to the (ESS) Hall of Fame were Tom Taber and Bobby Parrow. This Sunday at the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame in Weedsport, NY, their plaques will be officially hung on the wall.

Taber and Parrow will join, Mike Woodring, Mal Lane and Gordy Button, Class of 2012, Walt Throne and John Brutcher, Class of 2013, Kenny Townsand, Class of 2014, Dick Carbery and Don McGee, Class of 2015, Mike VanDusen and Lance Yonge, Class of 2017 as Hall of Fame inductees.

Both Taber and Parrow amassed 22 career ESS victories and were a threat to win the overall championship for several years. Both legends will be on hand for the ceremony that begins at 2:30. Doors will open at 2:00 and all are welcome to attend the free of charge event.

Later on that evening, the Hall of Famers will take part in an special autograph session at the Weedsport Speedway midway on 5:30 and then the stars and cars from the 35th Anniversary Tour will take on the 3/8ths mile oval for a $2,000 to win event.

It will be a special afternoon and evening for Belfast, NY’s Tom Taber and Waterloo, NY’s Bobby Parrow, a well deserved honor for both and welcome to the ESS Hall of Fame!

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Prestige Pool & Spa, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance Products, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors

 

 

PEVELY POWER FORWARD: Gravel Contends for Win in Dual Ironman 55's at Pevely 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals are up next for a team looking for redemption

CARLISLE, PA. - August 7, 2018 - Few things could be better than dual, $20,000-to-win events at one of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series most exciting facilities.

Such a two step awaited the CJB Motorsports team and driver David Gravel as they ventured to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 near Pevely, MO on Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th for the Ironman 55 weekend double. Last years event, which is comprised of 55 laps around one of the most demanding tracks on the circuit, was delayed to this year by rain.

On Friday night, the team timed in 7th quick, charged to 2nd in their heat race and finished the Craftsman Club dash in 6th.

"I really thought I had him cleared and he got back by me," Gravel said, referring to his battle with eventual race winner Rico Abreu. "I'm a little mad at myself for not winning this, it sucks to finish second. I am really happy for Drew [Warner] for him to get his first career Outlaw victory and for Rico."

After finishing 2nd on the opening night, the #5 car timed in 12th quick, charged to 3rd in the heat race and began the 55-lap feature in 9th on the following night.

"Track work took a bit again but 55 laps is a long race," Gravel explained. "We just didn't quite have what we needed too in the second night. A top-10 was still good but we wanted more."

The most exciting week of sprint car racing is now upon the CJB team as the head for the expansive Marion County Fairgrounds. This will home base for a week as the team contests the most prestigious sprint car race in the world, the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway. Last season, Gravel swept his qualifying night and earned the pole for the 50 lap, $150,000-to-win event. A freak part failure derailed a promising night and the team is back for redemption.

"We certainly felt like we left something on the table last year," commented Gravel. "We had a really fast car and just had a freak part failure. It wasn't anyone's fault at all. It does stay with you, though. It has stayed with us all year long. We are bringing back a good piece and want to complete this thing. We fell that we can."

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2018 STATS:

Events: 48

Quick Times: 3

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 28

Top-10's: 40

Heat Race Wins: 19

Dash Wins: 3

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

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

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (August 7, 2018) – COMP Cams will be the title sponsor when Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP returns to Berlin Raceway on Saturday, September 29, for the End-of-the-Year Shootout.

SOD returns to the most unique venue it has ever raced at. Berlin Raceway is renown among paved short tracks, but for a few weeks each autumn, it is transformed into a dirt track. Saturday, September 29, the raceway will present its dirt finale with SOD’s COMP Cams End-of-the-Year Shootout.

COMP Cams, a long-time SOD marketing partner is also a SOD heat race sponsor. The thirty-lap feature will pay $4,000 to win. Engler Machine & Tool, COMP Cams, RockAuto.com, and Engine Pro will pay $100 to each heat race winner and $30 to second. Lane Automotive and MSD Ignition will pay $50 to the fast qualifier in each heat group. Over $2,200 in contingency cash and awards will be available to competitors.

Last year’s COMP Cams Great Lakes Sprint Car Classic was Michigan’s most popular 2017 dirt track race and this year’s COMP Cams End-of-the-Year Shootout is sure to this year’s most popular. It will once again be part of an event that includes Michigan’s three leading dirt series, Sprints On Dirt, the American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT), and the American Ethanol Modified Tour (AEMODT).

Berlin Raceway’s oval track racing history and SOD’s status as the nation’s most recognized, respected, and progressive regional sprint car series promise to make the race an event fans won’t want to miss. This will be SOD’s fourth race at Berlin with previous appearances in 2013 and 2014 as well as last year.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP appreciates its long marketing partnership with COMP Cams and works tirelessly to keep the COMP Cams name out front. For more information about COMP Cams, go to www.compcams.com.

Visit Berlin Raceway at www.berlinraceway.com. Follow Berlin Raceway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wherespeedbelongs.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics

Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

 

LARSON WINS FRONT ROW CHALLENGE, STEWART THIRD AHEAD OF 58TH ANNUAL 5-HOUR ENERGY KNOXVILLE NATIONALS KNOXVILLE NATIONALS:

Shane Stewart and the Kyle Larson Racing team continue their week in Iowa with the Chevy Accessories No. 2 at the 58th Annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals. Team owner and NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver, Kyle Larson, will join them in the Silva Motorsports Chevy Accessories/BRANDT/Finley Farms/Priority Aviation No. 57. Both drivers will compete in Wednesday's BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night and move on through the week accordingly.

STEWART'S NATIONALS HISTORY: There's no denying that Knoxville Raceway is one of Stewart's best tracks on the circuit. The Bixby, Okla., native has scored a record five 360 Nationals victories, including four consecutive, in his career. Although he has never claimed the prestigious 410 Knoxville Nationals title, Stewart has made every feature event in Saturday's finale the past 10 years, tallying eight top-10s, seven top-fives and four podium finishes on top of four preliminary night victories.

LARSON AT THE NATIONALS: The Elk Grove, Calif., native has competed in the famed Knoxville Nationals three times in his career. In 2012, Larson won his preliminary night and finished 16th in Saturday's finale. The following year, he finished sixth in the B-main during his qualifying night. Larson then competed on Friday for another chance to get into Saturday's feature event and ended up in victory lane, locking him into the big show. After starting 17th, he was able to climb his way through the field for a sixth-place finish. Last year after winning his preliminary night on Wednesday, #LetKyleRace took over the internet and fortunately, Larson's NMECS owner Chip Ganassi gave the approval to let Larson fly back to Knoxville from Michigan to compete in Saturday's main event. He started ninth and moved his way through the field for a runner-up finish.

KNOXVILLE APPEARANCES: If you will be at the Knoxville Raceway for this year's Nationals, both Stewart and Larson will be signing autographs at the Sprint Car Hall of Fame on Wednesday, August 8 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm local time. Owen Larson and Nixon Stewart will be at the Kid Zone located in the midway at Knoxville Raceway at 3:00pm local time on Wednesday. On Thursday, August 9, Larson will be competing in the Weld Go-Kart Spectacular at Slideways starting at 4:00pm local time.

STEWART'S CAPITANI RECAP: Stewart started off the night by qualifying fifth in group two of time trials Sunday at Knoxville Raceway for the Capitani Classic and advanced one position in his heat race to finish in the runner up spot. He finished second in the second round of the Pole Shootout to earn the seventh starting position for the 25-lap feature event. Stewart had slipped back as far as 11th when the first caution was displayed on lap 11, but then he climbed his way forward to earn a fifth-place finish.

FRONT ROW CHALLENGE RECAP: Both Stewart and KLR team owner Larson competed in the Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway. Larson was the third-quickest qualifier of the night and Stewart was fourth. Larson started sixth in Heat 3 and finished third. Stewart started sixth in Heat 4 and finished fourth. Both drivers made up the front row for round two of King of the Hill, which Larson won and Stewart was second, transferring them into the final round. Larson started second and Stewart fourth with both drivers finished first and second to make up the front row of the 30-lap, $20,000 feature event. Larson immediately took the lead once the green-flag dropped and Stewart slipped back to fourth before regaining a position to run third. On lap 27, the first and only caution came out to tighten up the field for a three-lap shootout to the checkered. Larson held on to the lead and Stewart made one last charge at the runner-up position, but finished third to cap a strong night of racing.

RACE INFORMATION: For more information on the 58th Annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals, please visit www.knoxvilleraceway.com and to purchase tickets, please click here. If you are unable to make it to the track, you can purchase the live stream of the event on The Cushion.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NMECS driver Kyle Larson. He will compete in this week's 58th Annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals on Wednesday before heading to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., to practice and qualify for Sunday's Consumers Energy 400. He will then head back to Knoxville after the final NMECS practice session to compete in Saturday's finale before heading back to Michigan.

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

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

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

"410" SPRINT CARS ARE BACK SATURDAY AT SHARON FOR THEIR 2ND OF 3 STRAIGHT AUGUST APPEARANCES PART OF THE MENARDS "SUPER SERIES"

 by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH August 7, 2018 Another Menards "Super Series" event will take center stage this Saturday night (August 11) as the 89th anniversary season begins to wind down in the final month of weekly racing. An identical lineup returns after last Saturday night's successful Menards "Super Series" event featuring the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods on Kams Electric Service Night. Race time is 7 p.m.

After a month hiatus, the "410" Sprint Cars had a successful return last Saturday night. Twenty-nine Sprints were in the pit area as George Hobaugh charged from the ninth starting spot to capture his first career "410" win. Saturday marks the second of three straight Saturday night appearances with once again $3,000 to-win, $250 to-start for their 30-lap feature.

There has yet to be repeat winner in the six events contested thus far this season as Aaron Reutzel, Christopher Bell, and Dave Blaney were victorious in the All Star-sanctioned events, while Chad Kemenah, Sye Lynch, and Hobaugh captured the $3,000 non-sanctioned victories. Will there be a seventh different winner on Saturday night!? A strong field of local and regional talent is again expected.

"The Sprint Cars again put on another night of great racing last Saturday night," said General Manager Dave Willoughby. "We have continued to have not only tremendous racing, but excellent car counts and great crowds. We've had at least 28 Sprints at our three non-sanctioned shows and over 40 at all of the All Star races. We can't thank the racers and fans enough for responding this year."

Saturday will again utilize the hot lap/group qualifying format that was used on the prior three Menards "Super Series" Sprint Car events. Two to three cars will qualify at a time only amongst their heat race group. The fastest four in each heat will be inverted with the top three redrawing plus the fastest transferring non-top three finisher if there are three heats or the top two plus the two fastest transferring non-top two finishers if there are four heats. The B main will be lined up heads up on heat race finishes. Heat and B main finish(es) will complete the 24-car starting lineup. Mufflers are not required and there's no registration or entry fee.

While rain plagued much of the early season not allowing a Stock Car event to be completed until the June 16 "Penn-Ohio Steel Valley Nationals", dry weather of late has allowed the Gibson Insurance Agency-sponsored division to complete four events since the division's opener. Two of the five events completed were Penn-Ohio shows with Brent Johnson taking $10,000 on June 16 and Andrew Gordon $1,000 on July 28.

The three regular events saw outsiders Jason Fosnaught, Gordon, and most recently Rusty Martz capture wins. That makes four different winners in five events. The top four drivers in points are still looking for their first win of the season. Chris McGuire has an 11-point lead over four-time track champion, Steve D'Apolito, in the track standings. Curt J. Bish, Mike Clark, and Fosnaught are third through fifth in points.

Chas Wolbert became just the second repeat winner of the season last Saturday night joining Garrett Krummert in the competitive RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. The HTMA/Precise Racing Products-sponsored division has produced five different winners in seven races. The GM 602 crate engine class continues to draw solid car counts. There were 27 cars on hand last Saturday night, and only on two occasions over the past three years (once in 2016 and once in 2017) has the car count dipped under 20. Krummert maintains a 19-point lead over Josh Deems, who is having his best career season. Wolbert has moved up to third in points over defending champion, Kole Holden, who has been consistent despite being shutout of victory. Kyle Martell is fifth.

Seventeen-year-old Jacob Eucker became the first driver at the track this season to win more than two events with his third win of the season last Saturday night in the Econo Mods. After trying his hand in open E-Mod competition, Eucker has returned to the Econo Mods full-time this season and leads the Summit Racing Equipment points as he looks for his first track championship. The nearby Fowler, Ohio racer has just a two-point lead on Ty Rhoades, who won his first career Sharon race on July 28. Defending two-time champion, Steve Haefke, is third just seven points back of the top spot. Brian Toto and Mark Titus are fourth and fifth in points still looking for their first career wins at the track.

As a reminder on Saturday for the Stock Cars, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Econo Mods, if 24 or more cars are present then the highest purse structure will be offered, and if there are 32 or more cars a non-qualifier will be run.

Pits are open throughout the afternoon on Saturday with pit passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while the main grandstands open at 5. Drivers meeting will be at 6:10 p.m. Pill cutoff and Sprint engine motor heat is at 6:25 p.m. with Sprint qualifying at 6:40 followed by heat races.

Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $13. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. In order to reserve either of these ahead of time, call the office Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 330-772-5481. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE! Pit passes are $30. Pit passes for children 12 and under are $20. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

After being rained out on May 5, the northern Ohio-based FAST Series for "410" Sprint Cars will make their first ever appearance next Saturday night (August 18) in another Menards "Super Series" event. The E-Mods will make their first appearance of the season and will be joined by the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and Econo Mods. It will be another Kams Electric Services Night.

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. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Moore Third Again at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Amidst an extremely tight championship battle at Silver Dollar Speedway, Mason Moore kept pace with Andy Forsberg on Friday night as a late race move netted him a third place finish before rallying to finish seventh on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

“It was a good weekend,” Mason Moore said. “We had a really good run on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, and Saturday at Placerville we got collected in a huge pile up on the eighth lap and went to the back and battled back to finish seventh.”

Friday night at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway, Moore timed the Mike’s Harder Lemonade/Garth Moore Insurance/Care Free Pools entry in sixth quickest in qualifying time trials which in part put him on the front row of his heat race.

Taking advantage of the preferred starting position, Moore would race his way to the win which would be pivotal as it made him eligible for the nightly redraw where the five pill put him in row three for the 25-lap finale.

When the green lights flashed on, Moore would find himself in a torrid battle for the fourth position as he spent 24 laps in a three car battle for the spot getting as high as fourth and dropping as far back as sixth.

The fast paced action would take a hiatus with just one lap left in the race and Moore would take full advantage of the restart as he jumped into third where he would go on to finish as he would keep pace in the point battle.

Loading up and heading to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Moore would check in at the high-banked facility where he timed the BCM/MMR entry in sixth quickest in time trials.

With 24 cars in the pit area on this night, Moore would line up in the second row of his heat race where a third place finish would leave him needing some help to get into the redraw. Having no such luck, the Princeton, CA pilot would grid the field from the fifth row for the 25-lap feature.

On a racy Placerville Speedway surface, Moore made some early moves and found himself up in sixth when the caution flag waived on the eighth lap. The ensuing restart would be chaotic as an accordion affect would cause a huge pile up and Moore would get in on the action and be forced to the work area.

Able to make quick repairs to his entry, Moore would tag the back of the field for the final 17 laps. Able to continue to make some moves when the action resumed, Moore would surge back into the Top-10 and close his night out with a seventh place finish.

“Saturday was unfortunate because I think we showed we had a pretty good car,” Moore said. “I would have liked to have seen how our night would have gone had we stayed up front all race long, but sometimes things happen on the dirt. Thanks to Brian Cannon and all my guys for their hard work, and all of our partners for their continued support.”

Brian Cannon Motorsports would like to thank Mike’s Harder Lemonade, Garth Moore Insurance, Care Free Pools, FK Rod Ends, and Mountain Mikes Pizza for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 6, Top 10’s- 10

ON TAP: Moore will take the weekend off before returning to Silver Dollar Speedway on August 17th for the Tyler Wolf Memorial.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Brian Cannon Motorsports by following @MasonMoreRacin on Twitter, or becoming a fan of BCM on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BrianCannonMotorsports/.

 

 

Blake Carrick Charges To Ninth at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: One week removed for challenging the King of the West 410ci sprint cars as Placerville Speedway, Blake Carrick returned to the track nestled in the foothills on an even playing field and he flexed his muscle as he charged to a ninth place finish on Saturday night.

“Unfortunately time trials put us in an early hole, but thankfully we had a car that raced pretty well and we were able to fight forward and get another Top-10,” Blake Carrick said.

Timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38 machine in 21st fastest in time trials, the Lincoln, CA product would line up in the third row of his heat race. From the sixth starting position, Carrick would run very hard on the ¼ mile bullring as he forged his way into the fourth spot and transferred directly into the 25-lap feature event.

Lining up in the ninth row, Carrick would quickly go to work on the very racy Placerville Speedway surface. Jumping into 15th on the second lap, Carrick would work his way into 14th on the fourth lap and ran there until the caution flew on lap eight moving him to 13th.

The ensuring restart would see a bunch of cars tangle up, and Carrick would do some swift work at the wheel to avoid the chaos as he was able to sneak through with no issues.

Back underway, Carrick now found himself up in the Top-10, and battling for more. Working up as high as sixth, Carrick would lose a couple of positions to some drivers charging back through the field as he would pocket another Top-10 finish at Placerville Speedway as he would take the checkered flag in ninth.

“We were pretty racy in the feature, and got up near the Top-Five,” Carrick said. “I just made a couple of mistakes and we ended up ninth. Still a really good night, and I am happy to get another Top-10.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will is tentatively scheduled to return to Ocean Speedway on Friday night before taking to Placerville Speedway again on Saturday.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-4

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

 

 

 

Gualda Casualty In Early Pile Up at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- With nowhere to go on a lap eight restart Tony Gualda would get collected in a multi car pile up and it would unfortunately bring his night to an early end Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

“It was unfortunate,” Tony Gualda said. “Cody and the guys really gave me a good car, and we were fast all night. We came form the ‘B’ and were inside the Top-Five but a restart pile up got the best of us and ended our night.”

Timing the C&M Motorsports entry in fastest out of the 24 cars entered in the event during time trials, Gualda would line up in the second row for heat race competition. When the heat came to life, Gualda would get a little tight getting into turns one and two and would give up a couple of positions and fall out of a transfer spot.

Finishing fifth, the Hollister, CA driver would be forced into the nightly semi where he would line the Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA No. 7c up on the front row. Leading the way from green to checkered, Gualda would pick up the win and move into the 25-lap feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from ninth.

Just as he has been all year, Gualda was extremely fast in the feature event. From the fifth row, the youngster would make some nice moves on the ¼ mile bullring as he quickly made his way into the Top-Five.

Getting into fourth, Gualda would chase after Andy Forsberg, and Billy Wallace until the caution flag flew on the eighth lap. When the race came back to life, trouble would ensue as multiple cars would get together making hard contact. Unfortunately Gualda would be in the fray, and the damage would end his night as he was scored 17th officially.

“It was defiantly a bummer to have issues and torn up equipment two weeks in a row,” Gualda added. “I hate it for Cody and Mandi and their team but sometimes it happens in this sport. We have a very fast car, and I am looking forward to a couple more weekends back up at Placerville Speedway.”

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

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports are right back to work on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-20, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-11.

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

 

 

Lamar Lands in Silver Dollar Speedway Top-Five Before Wild Wreck at Placerville on Saturday

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to work for a two-race weekend, Cody Lamar would charge from 12th to fifth on Friday night at Chico, CA before a wild wreck on a lap eight restart in Placerville, CA left him with a ton of torn up equipment.

“Friday night went really well, we timed in okay but kept working and put together a good run in the feature and on Saturday we had an awesome racecar but got caught up in a big wreck and really tore up a ton of equipment which is less than ideal,” Cody Lamar said.

Friday night in Chico, CA the Sacramento, CA driver kicked his night off by timing the A1 Septic/Amsoil/Walker Performance Filtration No. 9L machine in ninth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing fifth in heat race competition, Lamar would move into the 25-lap finale where he would line up in the 12th starting position. In what was a fast paced feature event, Lamar would be forced to make some quick moves as the race went off in a hurry.

Working his way through the Top-10, Lamar would fine himself in the fifth position during the closing laps. Chasing after Mason Moore and RC Smith, Lamar would tally a fifth place finish when the checkered flag was displayed to the field.

Regrouping and heading to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Lamar would get his night started by qualifying 11th quickest in time trials. Finishing fifth in his heat race, Lamar would be forced into the ‘B’ Main where his second place effort would keep his night going and put him in the 25-lap feature event.

Pleased with how his car felt heading into the feature, Lamar felt confident despite lining up in the 14th starting position. When the race came to life he was able to continue to gain speed and improve as he quickly moved inside the Top-10 and began working his way towards the Top-Five.

Running in sixth, the yellow flag would fly on the eighth circuit. This caution would prove to be detrimental for Lamar, as the ensuring restart would see him get involved in a multi car pile up with him taking a huge brunt of the contact. Though it wasn’t a crazy hard wreck, contact from all sides left the Sacramento, CA driver with a ton of torn up equipment as his night would be cut short.

“Saturday night we really worked hard on our car, and it felt awesome heading into the feature,” Lamar added. “Then the restart happened and it was all for not. Thanks to all my guys and sponsors for all they do. We will go to work and see what we can rebuild, fix, and replace.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Amsoil, Walker Performance Filtration, and Joe Hunt Magnetos for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Cody Lamar is unsure when his next race will be at the time of press.

 

 

Bubba DeCaires 13th During Return to Dale Miller Motorsports Entry

PETERSEN MEDIA- Jumping back aboard the Dale Miller Motorsports No. 4SA machine on Saturday night after an extended break, Bubba DeCaires would have a strong night that culminated with a 13th place finish at Placerville Speedway.

“It was great to get back in the winged car after being out for a while,” Bubba DeCaires said. “We timed in well, got into the feature, and kept our nose clean which was a bit challenging on Saturday.”

DeCaires got his night off to a really nice start as he timed the Thompson’s Auto/RedHawk Casino/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. backed No. 4SA sprinter in seventh fastest in time trials with 24 cars in action on this night.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Elk Grove, CA youngster would hang on to finish fourth and make his way directly into the 25-lap feature event where he would take the green flag from the 11th starting position.

Slipping back to 16th in the race’s opening laps, DeCaires would settle in as he worked his way forward. Able to stay out of harms way during a wild lap eight restart, DeCaires would find himself up in the Top-10 when the race resumed on the ninth lap.

Battling hard with some seasoned veterans on the immaculately prepared racing surface, lap 13 would see him slip up and fall back to 15th. Still poised and calm, the youngster would battle for 13th in the closing laps.

With just five laps to go in the race, DeCaires would win the battle and get the position for good as he closed his night out with a 13th place finish.

“Overall I am pretty happy with how the night went considering how long I have been out of the car,” DeCaires said. “I feel like with more laps I can continue to improve. I really have to thank Dale Miller and his team for this opportunity. It has been a blast and a great learning experience.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Auto, RedHawk Casino, Dale Miller Septic, Inc, El Dorado Hills Landscaping, Anrak Corporation, Frank’s Body Shop, Wion’s Powder Coating, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal and Fabrication, and Vortex Wings for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 11, Wins- 2, Top-5’s-4, Top-10’s-6

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports will get back to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night as Justin Sanders makes his return to the seat.

 

 

Lucas Ashe 10th at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to racing action in California after taking part in Speedweek Northwest back in mid July, Lucas Ashe checked into Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night and picked up a 10th place finish.

“My track record at Chico has been pretty brutal lately, so I am pretty happy to finish with a Top-10,” Ashe said. “I had the chance to work with Kyle Hirst on Friday night and he was great and helped me out a ton.”

Ashe kicked Friday night off by timing the Jester Auto Museum and Event Center/SALCO Inc./Lucas Oil backed No. 33 machine in 14th fastest in time trials, which would then line him up in the fourth row of his heat race.

Finishing sixth in heat race action, Ashe would move into the 25-lap feature event where he would take the green flag from the 15th starting position. On a track that has been unkind to him the last couple of seasons, Ashe would be patient in what was a fast paced feature event.

Working his way forward, Ashe would creep towards the Top-10 as laps clicked off ever so quickly. Getting into 10th late in the race, Ashe would look to make a bid for more on a late restart, but would think better of it and accept the checkered flag with a 10th place finish.

“I think Kyle and the guys gave me a great racecar, and I just didn’t trust it enough,” Ashe said. “With how Chico has gone for me, I am pretty happy to finish and be inside the Top-10. Thanks again to Kyle Hirst for spending the night with us, it was a ton of fun.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, Triple X Race Co., DMI Components, VSR, Factory QRC, Shaver Racing Engines, Rod End Supply, Fat Cat Propane, and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 22, Wins-0, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-7

ON TAP: Ashe is unsure where he will be next as work has picked up for the next couple of weeks.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook. You can also keep up with Lucas by clicking over to www.lucasasheracing.com.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Records Fifth and Sixth Place Finishes During Rain-Shortened USAC PA Midget Week

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though rain shortened the schedule PA Midget Week from four nights to two over this past weekend, Tanner Carrick and his Keith Kunz Motorsports team made the most of the two nights they did get in as Carrick ran sixth on Saturday night at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway and Fifth on Sunday at BAPS Motor Speedway.

“It was a bummer that the first two nights got rained out, but we ran pretty well during the two that we were able to get in,” Tanner Carrick said.

Saturday night in Newmanstown, PA at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, Carrick would time the CVC/TRD/Spike Chassis No. 71K machine in eighth quickest during qualifying time trials.

Racing his way to a second place finish in heat race competition, Carrick would move into the feature event where he pushed off from the eighth starting position.

On a fast racing surface, Carrick would mix it up with fellow USAC National Midget drivers Justin Grant and Brady Bacon as they fought ferociously inside the Top-10. As the 40-lap affair came to a close, Carrick would close Saturday night out with a sixth place finish.

Sunday night the scene shifted to York Haven, PA where the series invaded BAPS Motor Speedway for the final night out East.

Getting off to a great start, the former Rookie of the Year would time his potent Keith Kunz Motorsports entry in second fastest in qualifying time trials which would set a great tone for the rest of the night ahead.

Working his way forward to finish third in his eight-lap heat race, Carrick took the green flag for the 30-lap affair from the fifth starting position alongside teammate Spencer Bayston.

Holding down fifth when the action kicked off, Carrick would run well inside the Top-Five as he battled Alex Bright and Bayston at times. Staying well inside the Top-Five on this night, Carrick would hold on to pocket his ninth Top-Five finish with the KKM team as he closed a shortened PA Midget Week with a fifth place finish.

“I am luck to work with this team,” Carrick said. “Things have gone really well our last handful of nights out, and it is a lot of fun. I will get home again this weekend, but can’t wait to get back in the Midget and hopefully get back in victory lane soon.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-25, Wins-2, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-17

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will return to CA this weekend with the possibility of hitting Ocean Speedway on Friday night before returning to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night in his winged 360ci sprint car.

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

 

 

Hanks Pleased With Speed Found During 305 Belleville Sprint Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - BELLEVILLE, Kan. (Aug. 7, 2018) - Brandon Hanks can't wait to climb behind the wheel of the sprint car owned by Scott Brown and Terry Steward again.

Hanks drove for the duo last weekend at Belleville High Banks during the 305 Belleville Sprint Nationals, which ended early because of an overheating problem. While the feature results weren't what the team aimed for, the speed displayed was top notch.

"That car was so good it practically drove itself," Hanks said. "It made my job a whole lot easier. Scott and the guys worked on it and kept on working on it. I wish I could have been able to finish it to see how far up I could have got."

Hanks had opened Saturday night with a sixth-place heat race run and a seventh-place qualifier result before he won the B Main from the sixth starting position.

"We worked on the car and found the speed it needed," he said. "We fixed it for the B Main and when we woke it up it was like a different race car."

Hanks continued to march forward in the main event as he powered from 17 th into the top 10 during the first half of the race before the overheating engine forced Hanks into the pits early.

"It was already over 300 degrees," he said. "That car was on a rail. It was almost too easy. I wasn't expecting it to be that easy. It never happens like that. I had a top-three car easily. We had a lot more time left, too. We would have needed some cautions to be able to catch the leader and be able to have a shot at it, but it wasn't meant to be because we ended up overheating."

Hanks also exited Friday's show early because of overheating. He had placed fourth in a heat race and third in a qualifier and was running inside the top 10 in the closing laps when he decided not to push the overheating problem any further.

"We were a top-10 car, but we weren't a contender," he said. "We were holding our own about seventh or eighth place. We're not sure what the problem was either night. We changed radiators for Saturday night, but it didn't work out for us then either.

"I want to thank Scott and Terry for the opportunity. We sure made a fast hot rod by the end of the weekend and I can't wait to get back in the seat."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan. - Heat race: 4 (7); Qualifier: 3 (3); Feature: 19 (11).

Aug. 4 - Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan. - Heat race: 6 (3); Qualifier: 7 (10); B Main: 1 (6); Feature: 24 (17).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrandonHanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandonhanksmotorsports/?ref=bookmarks

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Penske Racing Shocks

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"I want to thank Dave Reedy and everyone at Penske Shocks for their hard work to give me the smoothest ride as possible," Hanks said.

Hanks would also like to thank Performance Powder Coating, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.

 

 

Dobmeier Sets Sights on 58th Knoxville Nationals

By Spieker Promotions

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 7, 2018) – The biggest week in Sprint Car racing is upon us. All of the top teams in the country have flocked to southern Iowa for the grandaddy of them all, the 58th annual 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.

Coming into the Nationals, Dobmeier has secured 10 feature wins on the season. Only four other 410 Sprint Car drivers in the country have more wins than that at this point in the season.

Last weekend, Dobmeier competed in the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals for the first time since 2014.

“The 360 Nationals definitely didn’t go the way we wanted it to,” said Dobmeier. “We drew the elusive big pill that nobody wants to start the weekend. During time trials, the track slowed way down and we knew we were shot in the foot before we even hit the track. We raced pretty well, though. We came forward and passed a lot of cars, but at the end of the day our qualifying time hurt us too bad.”

After driving from ninth to sixth in his heat, Dobmeier’s night unfortunately came to an end in the B-main. Still, the driver of the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 13 moved forward, driving from 18th to 15th.

Dobmeier elected to sit out Saturday night’s championship night and watch the track and try to learn some things with the crew.

On Sunday, the team returned to Knoxville for the Capitani Classic.

“We kind of found our limits on fuel capacity during qualifying,” said Dobmeier. “We try everything we can to get these cars as light as we can. We trimmed the fuel down a little bit too much and it caused the car to hiccup all the way through qualifying.”

Dobmeier lined up 15th in B-Main #2 and passed five cars to finish 10th in the 12-lap race.

“We still aren’t where we need to be so we're going to take what we’ve learned over the weekend and hopefully have a good Nationals week.”

Dobmeier is set to qualify for the Knoxville Nationals on Thursday, August 9th. Free, live audio can be found at dirtvision.com. Live, pay-per-view video will be available at thecushion.com.

Results:

Aug. 4 - 360 Knoxville Nationals Qualifying Night:

Time Trials: 43rd | Heat: 6th | B-Main: 15th

Aug. 5 - 360 Knoxville Nationals Championship Night:

DNS

Aug. 6 - Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway:

Time Trials: 26th (Group B) | Heat: 7th | B-Main #2: 10th

Mark and the entire Team 13 Racing crew would like to thank all their sponsors for their support!

Buffalo Wild Wings

Lunstra Motorsports

Dahlstrom Motors Inc.

DEKALB Asgrow Seed

Dammer Trucking

K-Star Ag Services

Lean Packaging

Snap-on Tools

Danielle’s Cleaning Service

Forx Radiator

2018 Stats:

Races: 26

Wins: 10

Top Fives: 10

Top Tens: 11

 

 

Masse Scores First Career Top-Five Finish With ASCS Frontier Region

Inside Line Promotions - BELGRADE, Mont. (Aug. 7, 2018) - Cody Masse charged to his first career top-five finish with the ASCS Frontier Region Friday night at Gallatin Speedway.

"It was pretty special to finally get my first top five in a 360 sprint car," he said. "I've had three sixth-place finishes before so it was nice to finally break through to the top five."

Masse's night began with a fifth-place starting spot in his heat race.

"I thought I would probably need to finish third to make the redraw, which is always my goal in the heat race," he said. "I got to fourth on the start and then was able to move to third by the finish. The top eight in points qualify for the redraw and I just made it in eighth. I also drew the eighth starting spot for the feature."

Masse looked to get a good start at the beginning of the feature, but it didn't materialize.

"I thought there would be a lot of grip on the top like there usually is, but it wasn't there this time," he said. "I tried to get down to the bottom, but I kept getting pushed back to the top. I dropped to 11 th by the time the first caution came.

"I was pretty upset with myself. I had put myself in a pretty good spot at the start of the race, but had already given that up. I just kind of reset and told myself that now I could run the line I wanted and pick them off one at a time. And that's what happened. I got a great restart and the car was fantastic. It was rolling the bottom well and it had drive off the corners. I was up to seventh by the next caution and then we had another quick run and I had moved to fifth."

Masse continued to push toward the front.

"I had a great battle with Kory Wermling for fourth before eventually settling into fifth since I didn't want to junk a car racing for fourth," he said. "I was already in a good points position since three cars that were close to me in points were taken out in an accident.

"I knew Trever Kirkland would be charging from the back and eventually he passed me, but I was able to get a huge run off of turn four with two laps to go and get back by him to finish fifth."

Masse is especially thankful for the help of his crew, particularly with the number of miles they've logged recently.

"I want to thank Ken Allen, Ron Krausher, Ann Allen, George Masse and Murray Vickers for their hard work over the last few weeks," he said. "They've taken time off work to travel in addition to being dedicated crew members during the week."

This weekend the team will have one of its shortest distances of the year to travel to a race track when they will haul three hours to Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., for an ASCS Frontier Region doubleheader on Friday and Saturday.

"We're looking forward to just a three-hour drive to Great Falls, which I kind of consider my home track since it's so close," Masse said. "It will be a refreshing drive after the hauls we've made recently."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 5 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cody_Masse

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Masse-Racing-244487932229555/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DaVinci Signs

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"DaVinci Signs has been the title sponsor of our racing team for the past three seasons and we're excited to have them back again this year," Masse said. "They create great graphics for our car and are very accommodating to our needs and schedule."

Masse would also like to thank Beaches Pub and Grill, RE/MAX-Gary Klassen, Canadian Tire Lethbridge South, D.A. Building Systems, Dunlop Ford, Critical Hazard, Silver Automotive, Flaman Rentals, Royal Taxi, C.E.P. Automotive, Noble Powder Coating, Kustom Auto Body, AMSOIL and Kawneer Lethbridge for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Passes 24 Cars During Last-Minute Race at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Aug. 7, 2018) - Derek Hagar made the most of a random opportunity to race last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway during the 5th annual Cody Burks Memorial.

"We went to drive the two seater and had a rain delay after the heat races," he said. "One of my clients, Bubba Jones, had to go into work so he asked me to race for him the remainder of the night."

Hagar was relegated to the back of the B Main since he missed the start of the action, but that didn't slow him as he powered from 15th to a runner-up result. He then rallied from 17th to a sixth-place finish in the main event to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We reblocked the car and started from neutral," he said. "I ran the middle and made it work. I could drive the car in there wide open when other cars were lifting. I was able to keep momentum up and drive past them. My entry speed was way faster than most of the guys in front of me."

It was the second straight outing with a strong result for Hagar, who piloted his sprint car the previous weekend with the USCS Series at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss. Hagar maneuvered from seventh to fourth place during a heat race before closing the night with a third-place run in the main event.

"We backed up to fifth early and got up to third," he said. "We had a real good rain delay and the track stayed good all night. It made it hard for any passing. Once we got strung out that's what you had."

Hagar will return to action this Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with ASCS Mid-South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 3 (4).

Aug. 4 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: DNS (-); B Main: 2 (15); Feature: 6 (17).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 3 wins, 15 top fives, 16 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with ASCS Mid-South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com .

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

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

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Seeking Fourth Straight ASCS Gulf South Region Win

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Aug. 7, 2018) - Channin Tankersley is aiming to accomplish a feat for the first time in his career this Saturday.

The Old School Racing driver will venture to Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, where he hopes to capture his fourth straight ASCS Gulf South Region victory. He recently tied his career-best streak of three in a row.

"Winning in anything is a big deal and it's always a great feeling," he said. "We've been running really well lately. Our preparation has been good and our confidence has been building. Those are two key factors toward any success you might have as a race car driver."

Tankersley has dominated each of the last three ASCS Gulf South Region races, sweeping each night by winning both a heat race and the main event. It has helped him build a 75-point lead in the championship standings with six races remaining in the current schedule.

"We've also been working on a few things and trying some things out for when we race some bigger races later in the season," he said. "We've improved in some areas and learned some things with our setup that I think will benefit us in the future."

Tankersley has finished on the podium during all three starts at Battleground Speedway this season. He placed second in June before winning a pair of races in July.

"Battleground is a home track where I've logged a lot of laps," he said. "I think that helps with confidence, too, knowing you've competing at a track for many years. We've also won a lot of races there throughout the years so that doesn't hurt either."

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 4 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Challenger Drilling

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"Jeff with Challenger Drilling has been helping me since 2012 and has been a great asset to our team," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate his support."

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Charges to Top 10 During 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 7, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi recorded a pair of top-10 finishes last weekend during the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Scelzi kicked off the marquee event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Thursday by qualifying 12th quickest out of 43 drivers after a mechanical problem early in the night prevented him from competing in hot laps. He then placed fifth in a heat race before rallying from sixth to second place in the B Main to transfer into the back of the main event.

"The start of the night didn't go as planned with the problem in hot laps and then not transferring through the heat," he said. "However, we've driven from the back into the top 10 many times at Knoxville so I wasn't concerned."

Scelzi powered from 22nd to a seventh-place finish during the 20-lap main event. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/RZ675DUxcpQ.

Scelzi's performance earned enough preliminary night points to lock into the 19th starting position for Saturday's A Main.

"It was a big deal to make the 360 Knoxville Nationals main event and then to lock in after the start we had on Thursday was huge," he said. "Once again we knew we were starting toward the back of the pack, but we've driven up through there before and we didn't think Saturday would be any different."

Scelzi had another excellent race car during Saturday's 25-lap main event. He charged from 19th to just outside the top five before the track took a bit of rubber on the bottom in the closing laps and he dropped to a ninth-place result. Scelzi was tied for the second-most cars passed during the race.

"A couple of guys found the rubber before we did so we lost some ground there, but it was a big accomplishment to earn our first top 10 during the 360 Knoxville Nationals," he said. "I want to thank my guys for their hard work. To finish ninth out of 90-plus drivers was a credit to our team's focus and effort."

Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/G8XGmO9kt6Q.

The team returned to the half-mile oval on Sunday for the 7th annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, which featured more than 65 other competitors. Scelzi qualified 17th quickest in his group and placed sixth in a heat race before maneuvering from eighth to fourth place in a B Main. That was one position shy of transferring into the main event.

"Qualifying put us behind the eight ball," he said. "When you're racing with this caliber of competition you have to be on point every time you hit the track. That will be a huge focus of ours going into the Knoxville Nationals this week."

Scelzi also competed on Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway during the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting . He qualified 25th quickest, but was unable to finish a heat race or start the B Main because of a mechanical problem.

The team will return to action during the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 2 (6); Feature: 7 (22).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 9 (19).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 4 (8).

Aug. 6 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: DNF (7); B Main: DNS (6).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 4 wins, 12 top fives, 23 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

Schoenfeld Headers is the world's largest manufacturer of circle-track headers. The company also specializes in a variety of high-quality exhaust parts, including turn-downs, extensions, tubing bends and elbows, race mufflers, insert mufflers and mandrel bends. For more information, visit http://www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com .

"Schoenfeld produces the best headers in the business," Scelzi said. "We have been very happy with their craftsmanship as well as the customer service we receive."

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Posts Top 10 at Capitani Classic and Top Five at Front Row Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 7, 2018) - Kerry Madsen is right where he wants to be entering the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

The Big Game Motorsports driver was recently victorious at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, which hosts sprint car racing's biggest event this Wednesday through Saturday. He also garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars last Sunday during the 7th annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank - the final tune-up before the prestigious Knoxville Nationals.

"Guy Forbrook and the team have worked really hard and we're seeing it pay off," Madsen said. "We've had the speed all year long, but were just missing on some luck and minor details. Now it's good to see that not only can we win races, we can maneuver through the field and charge from the back to the front."

Madsen opened the Capitani Classic on Sunday by qualifying third quickest in his group. However, a fourth-place finish in a heat race missed locking into the A Main by only one position. That relegated the Muddy sponsored team to a B Main, which they won to line up on the outside of the 10 th row for the main event.

"We had a great race car and we were able to work our way through the field," Madsen said. "I think if we had a few more laps we could have made even more progress. That is really encouraging to have that kind of speed heading into the Knoxville Nationals."

Madsen rallied from 20th to a sixth-place result.

He continued to march forward on Sunday during the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting at Southern Iowa Speedway. Madsen timed in second quickest overall and advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race to lock into the King of the Hill. He won the first round before placing third in the second round. That lined him up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"We were right there between second and fifth the entire race," he said. "The top two were right in front of us as well. We ended up running into an infield tire that got pushed onto the track. It flattened our left front tire and bent the front axle so it was a good result to be able to hang onto a top five."

Madsen's fourth-place finish was his 16th top five of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 6 (20).

Aug. 6 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 4 (6); King of the Hill Round 1: 1 (2); King of the Hill Round 2: 3 (2); Feature: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 3 wins, 16 top fives, 29 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

MUDDY -

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Brown Entering Knoxville Nationals With Momentum and Confidence

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 7, 2018) - Brian Brown has arrived at the biggest event circled on the calendar each season.

The 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores is this Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where Brown has earned eight feature victories this season - including seven in the 410ci winged sprint car division.

"Everything we do is geared toward putting ourselves in position to win the Knoxville Nationals," he said. "We've led laps and had a shot to win it in the past. We know we can win races at Knoxville and we can put ourselves in position to win the Knoxville Nationals. Now it's about putting everything together, being in the right position and capitalizing."

Brown has a trio of career-best runner-up result finishes during sprint car racing's Super Bowl and he's earned a spot into the prestigious A Main in eight of the last nine years.

Brown is coming off a successful weekend at the half-mile oval, where he posted a podium finish during both the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank finale on Saturday and the 7 th annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank on Sunday.

He locked into Saturday's 360 Knoxville Nationals A Main by virtue of producing the most points during his preliminary night last Thursday. That ranked fourth overall out of more than 90 competitors and started him on the outside of the second row for the 25-lap A Main.

"We battled between second and fourth the whole race," he said. "The predominant line was around the top so whenever we'd close up on the next guy it was difficult to make a move because once you got out of the best lane you'd spin your tires. Both Carson Macedo and I passed Terry McCarl with about 10 laps to go and I thought I might have a shot at Carson in traffic. I found some rubber in turns three and four off the cushion a bit and then Terry found some all the way on the bottom and drove by the both of us."

Brown finished third, which was his record ninth career top-five result during the event.

The team returned to the track on Sunday for the Capitani Classic, which welcomed more than 65 other competitors. Brown timed in fourth quickest in his group and picked up a position in a heat race to finish second. A fifth-place result in the King of the Hill lined him up on the inside of the third row for the A Main.

"The Capitani Classic is a great event honoring a great man," he said. "It's also a nice final tune-up for the Knoxville Nationals. A lot of the teams that will race the Nationals show up for the Capitani Classic so it's a fun and challenging event.

"We had a fast race car in the main event, but track position was pretty pivotal. We're there to race for the win, but we moved forward and earned a podium finish so it was a solid night."

Brown, who garnered a third-place run during the Capitani Classic, also competed on Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway during the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting. He timed in 16th quickest during qualifying, won a heat race from the third starting position and battled toward the top 10 in the A Main before exiting the track early. He was credited with a 20th-place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 3 (4).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (3); Pole Shuffle: 5 (4); Feature: 3 (5).

Aug. 6 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 20 (11).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 8 wins, 22 top fives, 24 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads

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"I've been using All Pro since Day 1," Brown said. "Bob and Patti are great people with the best heads on the market."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, J.D. Welding & Machine, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

A New Knoxville Nationals Queen Will Be Crowned

A new 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store Queen will be crowned tonight.

The annual Knoxville Nationals Queen's Contest begins at 7pm in the Mediacom Media Center (Dyer-Hudson Hall). 2017 Queen, Michaela Dumesny will host the event and crown her successor.

Twelve girls from the United States and Australia are entered in the event. They are as follows: Erynne Brazier (Aus,), Kailee Brown (Neb.), Jenna Crile (Iowa), Madison Fry (Mo.), Kylie Gropp (Neb.), Brooklyn Henderson (Iowa), Jamie Mueller (Iowa), Sydney Nivens (Mo.), Alexis Munzel (Wisc.), Chelsea Roose (Iowa), Kila Timm (Neb.), and Michaela Wood (Iowa). ALL ABOARD! The KRCO "Bus Ride" Bar Crawl Departs TODAY

The third annual KRCO "Bus Ride" Bar Crawl departs from the Knoxville Raceway ticket office today at 5pm. Guests who have not yet signed up to join the fun can do so at the bus starting at 4pm.

The third-annual ride will include five free drinks and stops at the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower rooftop, Slideways, Wacko's (where you can order a Ragin Cajun meal to support the Johnson family), Dut's American Legion, Peace Tree Brewing, One Eleven Public House and A&P Pub.

The KRCO "Bus Ride Bar" Crawl costs $50 to join and supports driver safety initiatives at Knoxville Raceway and funds for injured drivers. It's a great time that never disappoints! Gio Scelzi Takes the Lead in Beaver Drill & Tool Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car Points

With three podium finishes in three nights of racing at Knoxville Raceway, Carson Macedo of California was leading the Mr. Sprint Car point standings heading into the Front Row Challenge last night at Southern Iowa Speedway.

However, with a top-five finish last night, 16-year old Gio Scelzi has taken the lead over Brian Brown, Sammy Swindell, Macedo and Joey Saldana. Great Southern Bank Kid Zone Opens TOMORROW

The Great Southern Bank Kid Zone officially opens for the second year tomorrow, Wednesday, August 8, at 3pm.

The Kid Zone offers a place for kids 14 and under to meet drivers, play games, enjoy special events and parties and make friends!

Kid Zone has moved in 2019 to the west end of the grandstands near the pit pass windows.

Tomorrow's schedule includes: 3pm - Shane Stewart 3pm - Brock Zearfoss 4pm - Carson Macedo 5pm - Casey's General Store Pizza Party with Brian Brown

 

 

Red Hawk Casino point race 14 on tap at Placerville Speedway this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – August 6, 2018…The month of August marches on this Saturday night with the 14th Red Hawk Casino championship point race of the season on deck at the Placerville Speedway.

This Saturday August 11 is also "Vintage T-shirt" and Envoy Night Presented by Thompson’s Buick/GMC Dealership! Divisions ready to tackle the speedway will include the Thompson's Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Wingless Spec Sprints, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks. Be sure and where your favorite throwback racing T-shirt during the night. The best ones from before 1999 will have the chance to win a gift card.

Auburn’s Andy Forsberg continues his bid at bringing home a sixth Winged 360 Sprint Car track title and will be gunning to make it three wins in a row on Saturday. Forsberg has driven the Friends & Family Racing X1 to three overall victories this season at the Placerville Speedway. Placerville’s own Jimmy Trulli has racked up three straight top-five finishes and has moved back into second in the standings. Trulli will be in search of season win number two this weekend.

Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Cameron Park’s Shane Hopkins and Placerville’s CJ Humphrey’s round out the top-five with just four events remaining in 2018. This Saturday’s outing is also the final tune up prior to next week’s $5,000-to-win Mark Forni Classic.

This weekend is the start of three races to go for the Pure Stock division and their 12th event overall this season. Scott Grunert is closing in on a track title, but Jason Palmer is still within striking distance 15-points back. Kevin Jinkerson, Nick Baldwin and Rick Grunert complete the top-five. After this Saturday the Pure Stocks will finish the season with the Mark Forni Classic next week and Ladies Night on September 15.

Wingless Spec Sprints are set to join the card for the second consecutive weekend and for what will be their final appearance of the season. Last Saturday’s non-sanctioned event was picked off by Fair Oak’s driver Jake Morgan over Casey McClain, Matt Stewart, Timmy Sherman and Alan Miranda. The A-main will award $800-to-win/ $150-to-start. The Mini Trucks also return to action for the start of three races to go in their season. John LittleJohn heads into Saturday sitting atop the point standings.

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6, kids five and under are free! Tickets can also be purchased online by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/2018-placerville-speedway-championship-points-race-14-tickets-placerville-D3J84X

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, 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

The Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Auto Group, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Beef’N’Brew, Capital Ace Hardware, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Campora Propane, Davies Family Inn, High Sierra Industries, Poor Reds BBQ, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, Riebies Auto Parts, Shadow Ridge Ranch, The Critter Getter, Foothill Tree Service, Mountain Democrat, Union Bank, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards, and ArborWorx Tree Service.

Join over 10,400 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2018 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 2018 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday August 11: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Wingless Spec Sprints | Vintage T-shirt/ Legends Night Envoy Night Presented by Thompson’s Buick/ GMC Dealership Saturday August 18: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | 13th annual $5,000-to-win Mark Forni Classic Saturday August 25: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, BCRA Midgets, IMCA Sport Mods, Mini Trucks | Campora Propane Night

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (August 6, 2018) – The four-race Butler Motor Speedway/Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Hog Creek Showdown wrapped up with the Butler Bash Friday and Saturday. Chad Blonde took the championship and will receive a $1,000 payout at the Sprints On Dirt Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 27 at the Battle Creek (MI) Holiday Inn. The top five will receive a share of the point fund.

2018 Hog Creek Showdown final points are:

Car # Driver Points

1 5B Chad Blonde 569

2 7 Shawn Valenti 545

3 27B Boston Mead 482

4 10S Jay Steinebach 472

5 4 Josh Turner 472

For full point standings and all other Sprints On Dirt points, go to the SOD website and click on the “2018 Points” tab.

The 2018 Hog Creek Showdown dates and top three were:

Saturday, May 19, Chase Ridenour, Boston Mead, Chad Blonde Saturday, June 16 – WWIII, Josh Turner, Chad Blonde, Shawn Valenti Friday, August 3 – Butler Bash 1, Chad Blonde, Ryan Ruhl, Boston Mead Saturday, August 4 – Butler Bash 2, Shawn Valenti, Chad Blonde, Quentin Blonde

For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net and the speedway’s Facebook page at https://goo.gl/csxUkX. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics

Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Donny Schatz consistent in Pevely; 58th Annual Knoxville Nationals next

Date: Friday, August 3rd Event: Night Before the Ironman 55 Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 9th (5th)

Date: Saturday, August 4th Event: Ironman 55 Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 7th (3rd)

World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 8/6/2018): 1st - 6378 points (198-point margin over second place, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 6, 2018) - Continuing an impressive display of consistency that now includes a staggering 43 top-ten finishes in 45 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series starts, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz kicked-off his month of August with a pair of top-ten performances during action at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. on August 3 & 4, highlighting the coveted Ironman 55 weekend with a seventh place finish during the two-day finale on Saturday, August 4.

The weekend, comprised of two, full World of Outlaws programs, awarded a total winner’s share equaling $40,000; $20,000 on Friday and $20,000 on Saturday. Each main event was 55 laps in distance.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 sprint car, launched his weekend at I-55 with a ninth place finish on Friday, August 3. Nearly ending his two-day visit with identical statistics, Schatz qualified for each of the 55-lap programs by finishing second during his respective heat races. Automatically qualifying for each of the Ironman dashes via heat race finishes, the nine-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion finished fifth and third, respectively, during dash competition.

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will continue their 2018 campaign with the 58th Annual Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway on Wednesday through Saturday, August 8-11. Certainly the pinnacle of sprint car racing, Schatz will hunt for an 11th Knoxville Nationals title during the upcoming weekend, also in search of the $150,000 top prize that accompanies it.

“This is what every team works toward - earning a Knoxville Nationals championship. We all center our seasons around this event. It is truly the highest point of our sport,” Donny Schatz explained, who owns 15 World of Outlaws victories entering Knoxville Nationals weekend. “I think we are ready. The plan is to put ourselves in position early so we can take a few days off and relax before having to come back and race on Saturday night. I’m proud of this race team. We’ve shown what we are capable of doing. It’s business as usual this weekend.”

Donny Schatz will begin in 2018 Knoxville Nationals campaign on Wednesday evening, August 8, with preliminary competition. If Schatz is capable of earning enough points over the course of the preliminary program, he will automatically qualify for Saturday’s 50-lap, $150,000-to-win A-main.

Of Schatz’s ten Knoxville Nationals championships, the last eight were accomplished with Tony Stewart Racing. The first two Knoxville Nationals triumphs were accomplished under his own team, Schatz Motorsports, before joining the Tony Stewart Racing stable in 2008

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

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

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

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

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru August 6, 2018) Total Races: 47 Total Wins: 17 Total Top-5s: 36 Total Top-10s: 45

World of Outlaws Races: 45 World of Outlaws Wins: 15 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 34 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 43

 

 

Solwold Continues Hot Streak; Eyes Fourth Summer Thunder Sprint Series Championship

By Gary Costa

Cottage Grove, OR (August 3–4, 2018)—Shaylen Raye Motorsports rolled into Cottage Grove Speedway for a doubleheader weekend of racing on the quarter-mile bullring with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series (STSS). Driver Jason Solwold charged into the weekend as the STSS points leader and racked up more valuable points. He is hunting his fourth consecutive STSS title like a predator after prey. Solwold delivered a Friday-night victory and a backed his win up with a second place finish on Saturday.

Adding to their solid weekend of racing toward the STSS championship, Solwold and the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team captured the Cottage Grove Speedway track championship. Jason became the first driver from outside of Oregon to clinch the track championship.

Night one began on a solid note with Solwold clocking the fastest time out of 21 cars. Jason finished third in his heat race, which made the Burlington veteran eligible for the all-important redraw. Jason brought his trusty friend Hank the Dog with him out on the frontstretch for good luck. Hank came through, and Jason drew the One Pill, putting the Mike Anderson and Monica Baca owned No. 18 on the pole for the 30-lap feature.

At the drop of the green flag, it was quickly evident that Mel Roberts, Travis Fox, and the rest of the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team had done their homework as Jason got the jump on fellow Washington gasser Colton Heath. Jason led all thirty laps en route to his fifth overall win of the season. His victory marked the first repeat winner in Summer Thunder Sprint Series 2018 competition.

After his win, Jason continued a team tradition by giving away his first place trophy to an ecstatic young fan who had stopped by the Shaylen Raye pit. It wasn’t clear who was happier with both Solwold and the young fan smiling from ear to ear.

On August 4, the team did it all over again for another night of racing. Solwold timed-in the fifth-fastest out of 23 cars. In a stacked heat race, Jason finished third, which made him eligible for the redraw. Just as in the previous night’s redraw, Hank the Dog made a cameo appearance with Jason. This time, however, Jason pulled the Six Pill setting him up in the third row for the 30-lap main event.

With the caution lights out and anticipation building, the green lights turned on, and so did Solwold. Jason began prowling the track for the fastest racing line. He entered heavy, lapped traffic and began battling in an all-out war on the quarter-mile bullring. Midway through the race, Solwold's speed increased and searched for ways to continue devouring positions. Eventually, he achieved second place as he attempted to chase down race leader Logan Forler. But after a heroic effort by Solwold, Forler went on to take the win.

The Shaylen Raye Motorsports team will be racing at Skagit Speedway on August 11.

Shaylen Raye Motorsports is made possible by the support of valuable partners including: Northwest Team Excavating, Scottie's Plumbing and Repair, Lund Farms, After Hours Painting, Al Parker Engines, Doyle Guffie/Rallye Auto Sales, Anderson Powerwashing, Meyer Sign & Advertising, Heavy D, Pops Entertainment, Jeff Jansma, KarMart Motorsports, Speedmart Inc., Kevin Sharrah Designs, Triple X Race Co., Slade Shock Technology, Pro Signs, Wings Unlimited, Skagit Powder Coating, and RPM.

 

 

CHAD RUHLMAN'S SUNDAY WIN GIVES HIM THE SWEEP OF 2018 RUSH SPRINT CAR EVENTS AT BRADFORD

August 5, 2018 (By Mike Leone)

(Bradford, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance made their second and final appearance of the season to Old Bradford Speedway on a sultry Sunday evening. The 1/4-mile bullring surface was in perfect shape allowing for tremendous two and three-wide racing all night long with the Sprint Car portion over at 8:15 p.m. It was race #15 of the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship schedule that features 27 events at 10 different speedways in the inaugural season.

Back on May 20 at Bradford, Chad Ruhlman made his debut in a Sprint Car and was victorious out of the box to the delight of a fan base that's very familiar with his racing background and success. On Sunday, Ruhlman fought his way to the front on lap three then fended off challenges by Gale Ruth, Jr., before his lap seven spin, in route to the 20-lap feature win. The victory gave Ruhlman a sweep of both $600 to-win Bonnell's Rod Shop events held at Bradford in 2018, and a perfect five-for-five in the northern events held at Bradford, Stateline, and Eriez Speedways.

Following a great second place heat race run, rookie racer Steve Cousins of nearby Eldred, Pa. drew the pole position; however, it was young Tyler Powell using the outside to lead the opening lap over fourth starting Ruhlman and Gale Ruth, Jr. It was three-wide for the lead on laps two and three with Powell, Ruhlman, and Ruth fighting it out. Ruhlman made the bottom work in turn four and won the drag race down the frontstretch to barely lead lap three.

Ruth then passed Powell for second on lap four and went after Ruhlman. Ruth and Ruhlman battled at the last event on July 27 at Thunder Mountain Speedway with Ruth getting back by Ruhlman for the win. Ruth was looking to do the same again as he raced alongside Ruhlman on laps five and six before Powell got crossed up and spun in turn four.

When green replaced yellow, Ruth and Ruhlman resumed their fight for the lead racing side-by-side on laps six and seven with Ruhlman on top and Ruth on the bottom. On lap seven, Ruth got a run off the bottom of turn two, but his right front wheel made contact with Ruhlman's left rear wheel sending Ruth spinning into the infield and bringing out the event's second and final caution.

The spins by Powell and Ruth moved sixth starting Joe McEwen to second. McEwen stayed with Ruhlman over the final 14 laps, but didn't have enough to seriously challenge as Ruhlman's North Star Unlimited/Rand Machining/Premier Communications/Ruhlman Race Cars/Close Racing Supply-sponsored #87R took his ninth overall win of the season by 1.141 seconds.

McEwen has now finished second in two of the last four events he's competed in recording his fifth top five of the season as he gets closer to his first win. Shawn Smith raced from seventh to finish a season best third one race after a prior season best fourth at Thunder Mountain. In just his fifth race in a Sprint Car, Brad Blackshear finished a season best fourth after starting ninth in his first ever race at Bradford. Ruth fought his way back to fifth at the finish getting by Steve Cousins on lap 19 despite no cautions over the final 14 laps.

Zach Morrow and Ruth won the heat races. RUSH Sprint Car regular, Scott Hawkins, wasn't able to make it so his father Dave had Damian Bidwell fill in driving the #37. Bidwell, who won the RUSH Late Model feature on Sunday with an exciting turn four slide job on Andy Michael coming to the white flag, made his first ever start in a Sprint Car. The Eldred, Pa. driver was actually fastest in warm-ups, went from sixth to fourth in his heat race then finished eighth in the feature. On July 28, Bidwell won the $2,000 RUSH Late Model Touring Series event at Stateline Speedway. Bidwell has also drove a RUSH Pro Mod this season.

The next RUSH Sprint Car event will be this Saturday (August 11) in the first ever appearance in the state of West Virginia at "The Bullring" at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne for a $600 to-win, $150 to-start Bonnell's Rod Shop special. On this night, all competing RUSH Sprint Car drivers will receive a complimentary pit pass thanks to Series sponsor, Pace Performance. That event will be followed up by the fourth "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series event at Lernerville Speedway on Wednesday, August 15.

Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #15(20 laps, $600 to-win):1. CHAD RUHLMAN (87R) 2. Joe McEwen (Mahoney/Eckart 9J) 3. Shawn Smith (36) 4. Brad Blackshear (19) 5. Gale Ruth, Jr. (Culver 1c) 6. Steve Cousins (56) 7. Dave Hawkins (27) 8. Damian Bidwell (Hawkins 37) 9. Zach Morrow (27) 10. Brandon Hawkins (27H) 11. Tyler Powell (35) 12. Phil Thornton (35).

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

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

 

 

‘WINGED NATION’ QUICK-TIME TO 1 MILLION LISTENS

“MAVTV is the exclusive MRN Winged Nation TV outlet – Saturdays at 8:30am ET”

‘CONCORD, N.C. (August 6, 2018) – Motor Racing Network’s hit digital program “Winged Nation,” presented by Hercules Tires, reached one million listens nearly three months sooner than one year prior.

The half-hour podcast, focusing on winged dirt racing and hosted by Steve Post and Erin Evernham, has had another record-breaking year in 2018. The podcast has grown 52.5% over last year’s audience and is the second MRN digital streaming program to surpass one million cumulative listens, joining “NASCAR Live.”

“Sprint car racing is a series of great stories and we love to tell them,” Post said. “The drivers and other key people in the sport who join us on our shows are fantastic as they share their passion with us. The fact that we have continued to grow and expand what we’re doing shows that the amazing sprint car fans are as passionate about the sport as our superstars.”

“This is a great accomplishment for Winged Nation. Dirt racing is such a big part of my life and I’ve been lucky enough to not only be a guest on the show but also a co-host,” said Kyle Larson, who drives for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and also owns a sprint car team (Kyle Larson Racing). “Being on Winged Nation has enabled me to discuss my love for a sport I am so passionate about. I hope it continues to grow.”

“Winged Nation has become the ultimate sprint car podcast! It’s been cool to be part of it for a couple shows and I’m looking forward to its future,” said Christopher Bell, who drives for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series but has a dirt racing background.

Next week, Winged Nation will be on location at the 58th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Stores. The live broadcasts of “Textron Off-Road Winged Nation,” presented by Sage Fruit, begin Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 7-8 p.m. (ET) and will continue each night through Saturday of race week. Earlier this season, the show has seen record crowds on location at Port Royal Speedway and Jackson Motorplex.

“As we’ve grown, we have partnered with wonderful sponsors, tracks and friends who have shared this journey with us,” said Post. “We appreciate all of them, allowing us to tell the sprint car story.”

“Winged Nation delivers compelling content and storytelling to a growing audience of dirt-car fans worldwide,” said Chris Schwartz, vice president of the Motor Racing Network. “What started as a 30-minute pod every Tuesday has expanded to a Thursday show previewing the weekend ahead, a televised program in partnership with MAVTV on Saturday mornings, and a robust digital and social effort.”

Winged Nation, produced by Craig Moore, is streamed live each Tuesday from 12 to 12:30 p.m. (ET) at www.MRN.com, www.WingedNation.com and Facebook.com/MotorRacingNetwork. It can also be found on demand at MRN’s YouTube channel and iTunes.

A weekly “Winged Nation Weekend” podcast is available on demand each Thursday, previewing local dirt-track action. In addition to the digital program, MRN produces a separate Winged Nation television show, sponsored by Sage Fruit and co-hosted by Post and former Mrs. United States Ashley Stremme. The television show can be seen exclusively on MAVTV each Saturday at 8:30 a.m. (ET).

The show was voted 2017 Media Member of the Year in the National Sprint Car Poll, the award program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.

ABOUT MOTOR RACING NETWORK: Motor Racing Network – “The Voice of NASCAR,” now in its 49th year of broadcasting, is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation and the primary source for NASCAR stock car racing and related radio programming. MRN’s award-winning play-by-play coverage of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is delivered via satellite to more than 400 radio stations nationwide plus the American Forces Network. Motor Racing Network is the largest independent sports radio network in America and is the home to 13 original-content audio and video podcasts. In addition to servicing a nationwide network of affiliate radio stations, all programming is streamed live at individual stations’ websites as well as MRN.com – and also accessible on mobile devices.

 

 

Swindell Produces 15th Straight 360 Podium During 360 Knoxville Nationals Prelim

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 6, 2018) - Sammy Swindell had an up-and-down weekend at Knoxville Raceway during the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and the 7 th annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

"It was both good and bad," he said. "There were high points and low points."

The best moment came last Thursday during Swindell's 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary night. He guided the No. 3s sprint car owned by A.G. Rains to the 17th best qualifying time out of 43 competitors at the half-mile oval before advancing from third to second place during a heat race.

"We went out kind of late, but the car didn't seem to make the speed that we needed to qualify near the front," Swindell said. "The car drove really nice; it just didn't seem to have the speed. Once we ran our heat and the track slicked off it was pretty good.

"We made a few little changes and the car was really good when the track got really slick in the main event. We were able to roll the bottom really nice. We drove right up there from 11th to second and should have won it, but we got blocked on the last corner. When the guys' cars start going away late in the race this one seems to a lot of times get better. That's how we've made a lot of moves this year."

Swindell made up a ton of ground in the closing lap and after executing a last-lap slide job in turn one for the runner-up position he rapidly closed on the leader. Swindell hit the bottom groove in turn three to almost pull even, but he was forced to check up when the leader came down to protect.

The runner-up result, which was Swindell's 15th straight podium finish during 360ci winged sprint car competition, ranked him 11 th in overall points out of more than 90 drivers once preliminary points were tabulated. That lined him up on the inside of the sixth row during Saturday's 25-lap A Main.

"We couldn't get the tire stagger the way we had it on Thursday," he said. "We wound up with a 96 on the left rear instead of a 94. It really affected the car even though we were the same as we were on Thursday. We should have been good, but it totally changed it.

"I was racing with a guy down the frontstretch and all of a sudden he moved over. He slid his left rear under my right rear. I was way up in the air and it was coming down the wrong way. As I was looking at the ground, your instincts are to gas it up so your rear tires were spinning when it hits the ground. I did a 360 and executed that to where I was heading back in the right direction. It could have been a lot worse. We were pretty fortunate to get through that, but I think I fell back to 19th or 20th at that time. Late in the race we got a little better, but it was so tight. In the 360s being tight really hurts those things. I kept plugging away and at least got back up to 12th."

Swindell survived the mid-race spin to rebound for a 12th-place result.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Knoxville Raceway during the Capitani Classic. Swindell guided the Thone Motorsports entry to the sixth-best qualifying time in his group. However, a fourth-place run in a heat race missed locking into the A Main by only one spot.

"I got a good off turn four and was able to slide a guy for second in the heat," he said. "When I slid across he was able to turn down and went into turn three and kind of lost it. I had to almost stop to keep from running into him. I was stuck in the middle of the track and Paul (McMahan) was able to drive by me. If you look back maybe I shouldn't have tried to pass him and just stayed in third. Later we made it into the main event and made progress. We were able to move up a little bit, but we didn't have the car as good as it needed to be."

Swindell finished second in a B Main before advancing from 21st to 16th in the main event.

He is expected to compete on Monday and Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company; and Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway for the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 2 (11).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 12 (11).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 16 (21).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 6 wins, 22 top fives, 26 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Monday and Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company; and Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CP Pistons

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"CP Pistons made us some special pistons and the motor has really responded to that," Swindell said. "They have been great to work with and we have more improvements coming this summer so I look forward to continuing to work with everyone at CP Pistons."

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

 

 

Gregg Gritty at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Enduring some damage on the eighth lap that forced him to the work area, Andy Gregg would turn in a gritty performance at Placerville Speedway that saw him charge from 20th to sixth in just 17 laps.

“We had a fast racecar, and we were in a good position all night,” Andy Gregg said. “Unfortunately some damage to our left front caliper mount forced me to the work area and put us at the back of the pack but we were able to come from the back and finish sixth.”

Timing the GUTS/Angius and Terry LLP/Capitol ACE Hardware backed No. 16 entry in second quickest in qualifying time trials at the famed ¼ mile bullring, Gregg would advance from fourth to second in heat race action and make himself eligible for the nightly redraw.

Pulling the one pill, Gregg would lead the field to green for the 25-lap feature event on a very well prepared Placerville Speedway surface. Slipping back to third as he battled with Andy Forsberg and Billy Wallace, issues would force him to slow on the eighth lap.

Going to the work area, the GUTS Racing crew would remove the left front brake caliper due to the mount being damaged. Able to restart from the tail end of the field, Gregg would showcase a very strong entry as he worked his way back through the fray.

Able to work the thick Placerville Speedway cushion, Gregg would slice and dice his way through the field as he picked up a sixth place finish aboard the Crane Inspection Agency/Ice House Resort/CTL Forest Management No. 16 mount.

“Thanks to my guys for all their hard work and doing a great job of getting us back on the track,” Gregg added. “It is a bummer to have to go to the back after running up front, but it is also great to know we had a good enough car to rebound like we did.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Angius and Terry LLP, Capitol ACE Hardware, Crane Inspection Agency, Ice House Resort, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2018.

ON TAP: Andy Gregg will be idle this weekend before returning to Placerville Speedway on August 18th for the Mark Forni Classic.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-7

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

 

 

Hopkins Rebounds From Two Tough Nights With a Charge To Fifth at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a week off following two tough nights that saw him flirt with podium finishes, Shane Hopkins had some things go his way on Saturday night as he advanced from his 17th starting position to finish fifth.

“It is nice to have some things go in our favor and really have a good night,” Shane Hopkins said. “Our night got off to a tough start but Vern and everyone worked hard and we ended up with a pretty good night.”

Timing the Moxie Mechanical/Morrison Concrete/TNT Powdercoat backed No. 97 entry in 19th quickest in time trials, Hopkins would have his work cut out for him the rest of the night.

Lining up in the third row for his heat race, Hopkins would string together some great laps as he worked his way to a third place finish and punched his ticket directly into the 25-lap feature event though he would take the green from deep in the field.

Taking the green flag from the 17th starting position, Hopkins would bounce around the 18th spot until a lap eight tangle that he was able to avoid gave him a few positions. When the action resumed, Hopkins was able to swoop into the Top-10 as he would come to life on the slick surface.

Getting into seventh on the 11th lap, Hopkins would use a lap 14 restart to over take the seventh spot before racing into fifth on the 15th lap. Battling hard on the tigh ¼ mile, Hopkins would hold on to earn his second Top-Five finish of the season as he accepted the checkered flag in fifth.

“With the bad breaks we have had late, I kind of held my breath in the closing laps hoping something wouldn’t happen,” Hopkins said. “Things went well, and we were able to get this car back in the Top-Five. I have to thank everyone who has lent a hand or had some positive words of encouragement for myself the last few weeks. It really means a lot. I also want to send my best the Placerville officially who was struck in the arm by a tire on Saturday. I hope he recovers soon.”

Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports would like to thank Moxie Mechanical, Morrison Concrete, TNT Powdercoat, LRB Ent., ADCO Driveline, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Soares Motorsports, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Capital Ace Hardware, Johnson Motorsports, American River Overhead, Americote Painting, Gary Morgan Graphics, and ART Enterprises for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-18, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP- Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports are back in action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21, or by following Moxie Motorsports on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moxie97.

 

 

Justyn Cox Second on Saturday

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to run up front in 2018, Justyn Cox was able to breathe a sigh of relief on Saturday night as he was able to keep the gremlins away as he finished second during a hard fought feature event at Placerville Speedway.

“We had a really good car, and it was great to really have an event free night,” Justyn Cox said. “I think we were just as fast as the (race winner) X1, but just couldn’t get into traffic and get a shot.”

Going out early in the time trials session, Cox would get off to a less than stellar start as he would end up timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c sprinter in 12th quickest amongst the 24 cars packed into to the pit area.

Taking the green flag from the outside front row of his heat race, the Clarksburg, CA pilot would work his way to the all important lead where his heat race win then made him eligible for the top-eight redraw.

Pulling the six pill, Cox would line the PM Truck Repair/Justice Brothers/K&N machine up in the third row for the 25-lap finale. Getting into third when the race came to life by way of a couple of swift moves, Cox would avoid disaster when a lap eight restart went haywire and collected several drivers around him.

Subsequently gaining a position when it all was sorted out, Cox would restart the race from the third position. Chasing after Andy Forsberg and Billy Wallace, Cox would actually make a bid for second and clear Forsberg on lap 14 for the position but the yellow flag flew and negated his efforts.

When the race picked back up, Cox would get by Wallace to take over the second spot as he gave it his all to inch closer on Forsberg. While Forsberg didn’t pull away from Cox, the duo appeared to be equally as fast and Cox would be unable to close in on him as he took the checkered flag in the second position.

“We got going about the halfway point, but an untimely yellow hurt us after we made a pass for second,” Cox added. “Second is still a great finish. We have been up front a lot this year, but luck hasn’t been on our side. It is great to have a night where he would end what we started.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-29, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Cox is set to return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is an agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, and boost awareness.

 

 

F&F Racing Back In Victory Lane For Third Week In-a-Row

PETERSEN MEDIA- Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing are hitting on all Cylinders as the Summer season slowly turns to fall. Saturday night, Forsberg and company would return to action in Placerville, CA and score their third consecutive victory in as many weekends and for Forsberg it was personally his fourth consecutive win after putting the family car in victory lane on Friday night in Chico, CA.

“Patience is huge in this sport, and I think our 2018 season is a prime example of that,” Forsberg said. “We really struggled the first few points races at Placerville and with the SCCT, but we continued to work at it, play with some stuff and seem to have hit the nail on the head. It’s been a great month for this team and I look forward to keeping it going.”

Winning the last point race at Placerville Speedway two-weeks ago and then stopping in at Petaluma last week to capture a win, Forsberg and F&F Racing opened Saturday night up by timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed No. 92 machine in third fastest in time trials with 24 cars checked into the pit area.

Finishing second in his heat race after lining up in the second row, Jimmy Wall would pick the three pill for Forsberg during the redraw which placed the current point leader in the second row for the 25-lap feature event.

Jumping into second when the race came to life, Forsberg would challenge leader Billy Wallace in the early goings but to no avail. Following an extended red flag on the eighth lap, Forsberg would battle with Wallace for the top spot again, but would now feel pressure form Justyn Cox for the second spot. Losing the spot, Forsberg would actually be rescued by a yellow flag on the 14th lap.

Starting alongside Wallace on the double file restart, Forsberg would get racy when the green flag was displayed as he surged into the race lead and never looked back. Flawless in the final laps, Forsberg would go on to pick up his sixth win of the season with F&F Racing and his 12th overall in 2018.

“We battled for a while, and then I finally got it together on a late restart and we were able to win,” Forsberg said. “It was a great track, and a great night of racing. Have to thank all of the F&F Racing guys and sponsors for all their effort and support.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing return to championship point racing Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-6, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-16.

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

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, and boost awareness.

 

 

White Earns Career-Best Result During 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 6, 2018) - Harli White produced her career-best 360 Knoxville Nationals outing last weekend.

Not only was her event finale the best she's ever done, White's eighth-place finish during preliminary action marked her first career top 10 at Knoxville Raceway.

"It used to be I couldn't race in dirty air or pass anyone," she said. "We got better in that sense. I learned a lot and I think I'm smoother at Knoxville than the past few years. We're going to take that and build on it."

White kicked off the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank on Friday when she qualified 15 th quickest out of nearly 50 competitors at the half-mile oval. A fourth-place result in a heat race locked her into the ninth starting position in the main event.

White maintained a top 10 throughout the 20-lap feature before capturing an eighth-place finish, which was her 17th top 10 of the season.

"We've come to Knoxville a few weeks in a row to prepare for this," she said. "It was by far the best finish we've had at Knoxville. It was great to have a smooth night like that."

Once preliminary points were tabulated White ranked 24th overall out of more than 90 competitors, which lined her up fourth in the B Main on Saturday.

"We were really confident, but it was tough because we don't have a lot of notes," she said. "We just totally missed it. Anything I did on the track didn't make it any better. It was our fault. We tried to do our best, but we're not going to hang our heads because we know we're fast. We just have to fine-tune it."

Although White faded to a 13th-place finish, her result was her best ever during the event.

She also made her 410ci winged sprint car season debut on Sunday at Knoxville Raceway during the 7th annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank. White used the event to get seat time prior to the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store later this week.

But first she will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com competition on Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, during the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company. It will be her debut at the track.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 8 (9).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 13 (4).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 29; Heat race: 10 (10); B Main: 13 (18).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 17 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CatSpot

CatSpot is an organic cat litter delivery service. The litter is all natural, which is odor eliminating and hypoallergenic. The product is sold online at http://www.CatSpotLitter.com and is delivered with free shipping.

"You pray for a sponsor to come along that helps you out and become family with them and CatSpot has been that for us," White said. "My whole family and I have been praying for a moment like this to happen. We're all excited to get the season going and I think it's going to have bigger and better things to come."

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

 

 

Daniel Records Podium on Opening Night of 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 6, 2018) - Mason Daniel finished an impressive third against a star-studded field during the opener of the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank last Thursday night.

Daniel started on the pole for the 20-lap preliminary feature. He settled into second in the early going behind eventual winner Thomas Kennedy. Once the duo hit traffic, Daniel was able to close back in on Kennedy, but then had Sammy Swindell bearing down on him in the final laps. The native of Springville, Calif., crossed the line third after Swindell got by him on the last lap.

"We were good in the feature," Daniel said. "I battled Thomas Kennedy for the lead the first couple of laps and then we checked out from third place. I was always three to four car lengths behind him and when we got to lapped traffic I was able to close the gap a lot. I got to his rear bumper a few times and then I started spinning the tires. That hurt me more than it was capitalizing for me and that allowed Sammy Swindell to get by me on the last lap. As a rookie, getting passed by Sammy on the last lap in the 360 Nationals is nothing to hang your head about. A top three against some of the best drivers in the country was a good result."

The Californian was 14th fastest in time trials earlier that night with a stout 43-car field in attendance. Daniel started fourth in the fourth heat race and he finished third, which locked him into the preliminary main event.

"We brought out a new car and it was fast all night long," he said. "I think I made a mistake qualifying. We ended up eighth in points, which put us on the pole for the main event. It was exciting to be on the pole and we wanted to win and have a good night to get as many points as we could for Saturday night."

Daniel found himself 10th in overall event points out of more than 90 drivers following the completion of both qualifying nights. That lined the 18-year-old up in the 10th starting spot for the 25-lap main event on Saturday night.

"You have all day to think on Saturday," he said. "You hot lap and then go straight into the main event. We were hoping we had the car on Thursday night to show speed again."

In the finale, Daniel ran among the top 10 for a large part of the race. He lost a couple of positions in the late going on a restart and crossed the line 17th. Late in the main event, the track was very abrasive and tough to pass on.

"At the start of the main event, we stayed with the group of guys around 10 th," he said. "On one of the restarts, I had a bit of a stumble and that hurt us and we got passed. In the 360 Nationals when you are running in the top 10, you can't really make any mistakes. Everyone around is ready to capitalize on it. When the rubber kicked in, I found it too late and there was just a couple of laps left in the race."

Daniel will return to action this Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 3 (1).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 17 (10).

SEASON STATS

31 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dillon Risk Management

Dillon Risk Management is an award-winning risk management insurance company located in Granite Bay, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.DillonRisk.com.

"Dillon Risk Management sponsored us with the midget last year and have stepped up to be a part of our sprint car program this year," Daniel said. "We're grateful for their support and look forward to a lot of success together."

Daniel would also like to thank Young's Commercial Transfer and Precise Racing Products for their continued support.

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Bergman Hampered by Preliminary Night Heat Race at 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 6, 2018) - Seth Bergman got off to the start he wanted last Friday during the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Bergman qualified seventh quickest out of nearly 50 competitors to kick off the second night of the prestigious event at Knoxville Raceway.

"We qualified very well, but I ended up in a tough heat and we weren't as good as we needed to be," he said. "We didn't transfer out of it and that put us behind the eight ball. I think the biggest thing that stands out to me is that you have to get through your heat race and get yourself in a good position in the main event."

Bergman placed seventh in the heat race, which relegated him to the B Main. He garnered the fourth-and-final transfer position into the 20-lap A Main. Bergman closed the night by rallying from last - 24th - to a 16 th-place finish in the main event.

Once preliminary points were tabulated that lined Bergman up ninth in the B Main on Saturday.

"Track position was critical," he said. "I didn't get as racy of a start as I wanted. I got boxed in on the bottom. It was hard to get in the open air and run. I'm disappointed I didn't get the start I needed. Maybe if I could have made up more on the start we would have finished higher up, but it just wasn't meant to be."

Bergman gained a position to finish eighth, which was four spots shy of moving into the A Main.

He will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com competition on Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company.

Bergman placed fourth during his most recent race at the track in August 2014.

"We've run there once or twice," he said. "We ran in the top five there a few ago so we've had a little success there. We look forward to going back."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 4 (2); Feature: 16 (24).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: 8 (9).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 9 wins, 22 top fives, 32 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young Tool Company

Young Tool Company is a company within the oil industry that is located in Drumright, Okla.

"I'm glad to be associated with Tim and have him and everyone from Young Tool Company on board," Bergman said. "He's a great guy and is passionate about racing. He's a good friend of mine and it's nice to have him as part of the race team."

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Posts Top 10 During 360 Knoxville Nationals Debut

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 6, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi enjoyed a successful weekend at Knoxville Raceway, which hosted the 28 th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and the 7th annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank.

Scelzi guided the Bernie Stuebgen owned No. 71 sprint car to a top five during 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary action and a seventh-place run out of more than 90 competitors during the finale before capping the weekend with an 11th-place finish out of 67 drivers during the Capitani Classic.

"I thought we were really good," Scelzi said. "We had a solid event every time we were on the track."

Scelzi began the busy weekend on Friday by qualifying third quickest out of nearly 50 drivers at the half-mile oval. He then maneuvered from sixth to second place during a heat race to lock into the sixth starting position for the 20-lap A Main. Scelzi gained a position to finish fifth, which ranked him second in overall points following the two 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary nights. Here is a link to view Scelzi's preliminary night feature: https://youtu.be/6O6nnYHmVhs.

"Running a 410 here for a majority of the time makes it easier to step down to a 360," he said. "It makes it easier to hit your marks and it slows everything down. We did everything we needed to do to be on the front row for Saturday's A Main."

Unfortunately, a challenging start cost Scelzi several positions during the opening lap of Saturday's 25-lap feature.

"I got a bad start and from there I couldn't really do anything," he said. "I never got going I felt like. However, I was one of the first guys midpack to find the rubber. Once that came in on the bottom with a few laps to go I got by three guys to get up to seventh."

Scelzi's seventh-place finish ranked second among event rookies. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/CRcIu-3QIRo.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday for the Capitani Classic. Scelzi timed in ninth quickest in his group of 33 drivers before a third-place run in a heat race locked him into the A Main.

"It's a unique format with the split qualifying and small inversion in each heat race," he said. "We didn't get the best of starts. I felt pretty good though and it was great to lock into the main event."

Scelzi moved forward from his 14th starting position to record an 11th-place finish during the feature. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/ko5wyV_Hhpk.

"I was up to ninth at one point, but I had a bad restart, got in dirty air and over the cushion," he said. "The track had more grip than I've seen. It was good to see it with different conditions than usual. I feel like now is a great time to be fast and we're hitting our stride."

Scelzi will return to action later this week during the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores, which is hosted by Knoxville Raceway Wednesday through Saturday. It will mark Scelzi's first time at the event.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 3 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 5 (6).

Aug. 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Feature: 7 (2).

Aug. 5 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 11 (14).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 1 win, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Whipple Superchargers has become one of the most respected aftermarket supercharger companies and the choice of Ford and General Motors for their aftermarket needs. Whipple currently leads development and is the only US based manufacturer of the twin-screw supercharger. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com .

"Whipple Superchargers is known worldwide for its business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. Art loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

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

 

 

RacinBoys Broadcasting Knoxville Nationals Post-Race Press Conferences and More This Week

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 6, 2018) - RacinBoys will broadcast numerous events from the Marion County Fairgrounds this week as sprint car racing's biggest event is underway.

The 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores is Wednesday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. RacinBoys will have live video from the press conference each night following the A Main.

RacinBoys will also broadcast the annual Queen's Contest on Tuesday evening, the auction benefitting Jason Johnson's family on Friday morning and the drivers' meeting on Saturday afternoon.

Additionally, the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass races on Friday at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, and Saturday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, during the North vs. South Shootout along with the Northwest Focus Midget Series event on Saturday at Sunset Speedway in Banks, Ore., will have live audio broadcasts via RacinBoys. Those broadcasts are perks of being a premium member on the website.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midget Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

As a reminder, RacinBoys will not have live audio or video from the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Tuesday.

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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 .

 

 

Steve Poirier Tops Huge Lucas Oil ESS Field at Land of Legends

By Dean Reynolds

CANANDAIGUA, NY – Quebec’s Steve Poirier moved from his sixth place starting position past Paul Kinney on lap eight and never looked back collecting his third Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) Mach 1 Chassis A-Main. The win worth $2,085 came over ESS’ largest field to date with 43 sprint cars filling the pits at the Ontario County Fairgrounds with the A-Main completed in just over eight minutes.

For Poirier, it was a set up he once found successful several years back that he went to and it did the trick, “We went to a set up we tried like five or six years ago that made the car fast in the middle and up on top, “ Poirier said on the set up try, “The last four or five races here we have not been that good so we went back to a shock combination that we put aside that wasn’t the best at other tracks but it worked here.”

Poirier quickly moved through the field and then was pressuring the Kinney machine after he took over the lead on lap six from Josh Pieniazek. “We were so good at the beginning when the track was clean from top to bottom,” he continued, “I got by Paul and then I could run where I was the most comfortable”

Poirier began to open up a sizable lead so eyes then moved to the positions behind him that were occupied by Kinney, Pieniazek, Matt Tanner, Jason Barney and soon by 13th place starting Chuck Hebing. It was Hebing that did his charge to front passing all several laps past halfway.

“I don’t look at the scoreboard here but when they told me it was Chuck that got second I knew he past a lot of cars because I knew where he started,” Poirier mentioned, “Chuck is real good here and they told me he was faster at the end. That didn’t surprise me as I didn’t feel as fast at the end when the clean groove of the track moved to the bottom only.”

The win was Poirier’s 68th career with ESS and closed him even more on Barney and Coleman Gulick for the overall point lead. Poirier has some thinking to do, “We weren’t going to go for the championship when the year started but we have finished every race but one and we are in the points,” he went over the season plans, “Next weekend there is a race on Friday and then Sunday, it will be tough to stay down for all weekend with us busy at work. We will see how we do after Can-Am an make the decision and the next two weekends are close to home. I think I will have to talk to the boss as well (Poirier owns his business)”

For Hebing, it was just a matter of not finishing high enough in his heat race, “We were in just such a tough heat and the track was fast mostly on top which made it hard to pass,” he said on the beginning of the night, “You don’t want to be in the dash but we did try a few things.”

Hebing earned the hard charger bonus as was faster than Poirier at the end, “When I got up to second I could see Steve up ahead and that means you know you’re close but we just ran out of laps,” Hebing then went on about his ser up, “We have been real good here for about the last month or so with this shock package we have so we go on to next weekend and see if we can get some good finishes.”

For Tanner, his third place finish backs up his win in the CNY Speedweek finale’. But at the start of the race his #90 went backwards instead. That was a surprise after timing fast time in his group and winning his heat easily.

“I was just driving too hard. The top was starting to go away and I was just trying to stay up there and make it work,” said Tanner on the early stages, “Once to calmed down and started to go where the track was fast I started to move back up front.”

Tanner did pick up several spots including Barney on the last lap, “It was good to get by Jason and get a podium finish,” he said, “We have just got a good set up here and Utica-Rome, we come in to each track thinking we have a shot,”

Barney did take fourth from eighth with pole starting Pieniazek taking fifth for his best career ESS finish. Kinney, Jeff Cook, Danny Varin, Paulie Colagiovanni and Mike Mahaney rounded out the top ten.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main at Land of Legends – Steve Poirier ($2,085), Chuck Hebing ($1,185), Matt Tanner ($850), Jason Barney ($655), Josh Pienazek ($630), Paul Kinney ($495), Jeff Cook ($430), Danny Varin ($420), Paulie Colagiovanni ($435), Mike Mahaney ($400), Shawn Donath ($395), Dan Douville ($545), Billy VanInwegen ($300), Jared Zimbardi ($425), Coleman Gulick ($300), Joe Trenca ($300), Darryl Ruggles ($300), Dalton Herrick ($350), Scott Holcomb ($100), Matt Billings ($100), Dave Axton ($350), Sam Reakes IV ($350), Jeff Trombley ($350), Cory Turner ($300), Steve Doell ($350), Alysha Bay ($300).

DNQ – Jonathan Preston, Max McLaughlin, Pete Richardson, Keith Granholm, Chad Miller, Dan Kuhn, Dan Bennett, Kevin Carlson, Derrick Juliano, Sean Durand, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Cory Sparks, James Hanson, Kelly Hebing, Josh Flint, Mike Kiser, Erik Karlsen.

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Colagiovanni, Poirier, Tanner, Barney $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Douville, Kinney, Tanner, Pieniazek $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Poirier $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Pieniazek $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Hebing (11 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Zimbardi $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Herrick $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Trombley, Reakes IV - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Pieniazek $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Donath $35

Danny Willmes Enterprises/Cobra Coaches Dash – Hebing ($125), Zimbardi ($75), Axton ($50), Doell ($50)

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Just Missed – Kiser, Preston $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Poirier, Hebing, Tanner $10

Hoosier Tire – Douville $200


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CRSA Point Races Heat Up In August

For Immediate Release August 6th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – The 2018 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series season is closing in on the late summer and as the weather heats up, so are the points races. In addition to the overall series points race there are four mini-series titles on the line as the series heads into August.

The overall points chase shows defending series champion Jeff Trombley on top by 25 points over opening day winner Thomas Radivoy. Tyler Jashembowski sits third in the points right now, 99 points behind Trombley and 74 behind fellow young gun Radivoy. Emily VanInwegen places in the fourth position just five points behind Jashembowski and Justin Mills is fifth, 37 points behind VanInwegen.

Jesse Pruchnik sits in sixth with Jerry Sehn, Sydney Prince, Darryl Ruggles and Dana Wagner rounding out the top ten.

In the ten events held to date, Trombley leads the way with three A-Main wins while Ruggles has two. A total of five drivers have one win, those drivers include – Radivoy, Jashembowski, Matt Tanner, Alysha Bay and Christian Rumsey.

After two events the Hard Clay Challenge Mini-Series standings shows Radivoy on top over Prince by three points. Rumsey sits third, eight points back while Scott Flammer (-13) and Trombley (-18) round out the top five. Radivoy and Rumsey split the two completed events. Two more events remain in the mini-series (August 25th, October 20th).

The Algonkin Motel Mini-Series has one event completed with two lost to cancellations. The standings show Jashembowski on top by six points over Wagner and seven points over Dalton Herrick. Prince (-10) and Trombley (-12) round out the top five with one event remaining (Afton – October 5th). Jashembowski has the one event win.

The Kennedy’s Towing Northway 90 Challenge Mini-Series standings shows Trombley on top by 19 points over Sehn and Radivoy (-22). Emily VanInwegen is also 22 points behind Trombley while Mills is 27 points back in fifth. Trombley and Tanner have mini-series event wins. The mini-series has two events remaining at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway (September 14th) and Fonda Speedway (September 15th). One event was lost due to Mother Nature (April 28th – Fonda).

Darryl Ruggles sits on top of the Land of Legends/CRSA Challenge Series standings with one event remaining on August 18th at the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua. Ruggles holds a 48 point lead over Radivoy and 54 over Trombley. Brandyn Griffin sits fourth (-57) while Sehn and Dan Bennett are fifth, 59 points back. A total of four events have been held in the mini-series with Ruggles claiming two wins and Trombley and Bay each one.

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to action on Saturday August 18th at the Land of Legends Raceway. For more information on the Land of Legends Raceway log on to their website at www.landoflegendsraceway.com.

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

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy’s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny’s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger’s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Powder Tech Powder Coating, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

 

 

Gold Cup Camping Improved

(Chico, CA 8-1-18) California’s short track Gold jewel, the Gold Cup Race or Champions is the just around the corner Sept. 5th to 8th 2018. The 65th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions will feature a host of campground improvements to accompany the quality Sprint car racing on the ¼ mile clay oval located at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

Recreational vehicle size has increased over past years and most California Fairgrounds were built for 20 to 25-foot RV’s. Over time this has complicated accommodating the RV crowd that visits Silver Dollar. The campgrounds could once accommodate almost 500 units, but with newer codes and the RV length increasing along with the proliferation of slide out units, that number has been reduced to 400.

Two years ago, a joint effort between the Silver Dollar Fair and the Speedway added 20 new full-service sites large enough for today’s RV and with the current standard for hookups. Along with the size increase the demand for power has also changed. Once a 20 amp service was sufficient for most hookups, and then 30 amp plugs became the standard. Now, 50 power service plugs are required on newer larger units.

The Fair and Speedway have been addressing these changes with a series of improvements. Areas which were overgrown causing or impeding slide outs and long units have been pruned and cut back. Low hanging branches have been cut allowing more depth in many sites. Lawns areas have surveyed and cleaned or manicured where needed. Electrical upgrades are being done throughout the Fairgrounds to allow more 50-amp service.

Campers are part of the Gold Cup story. Special areas are used year after year by groups who meet and share the Gold Cup experience. Some are even named after the residents. Warren and Juanita Hane, longtime Gold Cup fans, have an area that is called Juanita’s Island. Another is the Angus camp East of the Pavilion which several parties and a free BBQ are hosted at.

Camping can be reserved for the week for $200. Individual nights are on a first come basis at $35 per night. Staff will assist in placing campers as they arrive.

The Gold Cup features 4 full nights of racing featuring the Civil War Sprints and Hunt Magneto Wingless series on Wednesday followed by the USAC/CRA show on Thursday with the all new 360 Platinum Cup added this year. Friday and Saturday the barnstorming World of Outlaws hit the ¼ clay oval this year joined by the NorCal Dwarf cars. Details are available at 530-350-7275 or at www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

 

 

 

Who will take home this unbelievable trophy?

Today we honor Ralph "Cappy" Capitani, arguably Knoxville Raceway's most beloved promoter.

The seventh annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank kicks-off tonight with hot laps at 7:15. A full night of 410 sprint car racing action follows, including the popular Pole Shootout event match races!

Knoxville Raceway's own Brian Brown is the defending champion of the Capitani Classic, and will be racing for another famed trophy tonight.

Tickets are still available at the ticket office. Adult tickets are $20. Teens are $15 and children 12 and under are $10. Racing Trivia AND All-You-Can Drink Busch Light

Join KRCO and Knoxville Raceway for the first-ever Racing Trivia Night with $10 all-you-can drink Busch Lights!

The party kicks off at 5pm on Sunday, August 5, prior to the Weld Racing Capitani Classic. Teams of four battle against each other to win tickets to the 2019 360 Nationals!

There will be three rounds, with a $10 donation to KRCO for each round. The winner of each round will win prizes, and the team with the highest overall combined score of the three rounds wins four three-night ticket packages to the 2019 360 Nationals!

The event will be held under the large tent behind the Knoxville Raceway Ticket office. Teams can begin registering and receiving their answer sheets at 4:30pm on Sunday. Hoseheads.com to Sponsor Rookie of the Nationals Award

Allan Holland, the man behind Hoseads.com, the widely used racing website and message board, will sponsor the 2018 Rookie of the Year award for the 58th annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

Seven rookie drivers have entered the Knoxville Nationals thus far, including Jamie Ball, Gio Scelzi, Jon Carney II, Jenna Frazier, Allan Woods of Australia, Tom Harris of the United Kingdom and Cale Thomas.

The 2018 Hoseheads.com Rookie of the Nationals will now receive a $1,000 bonus check, courtesy of Hoseheads.com! Check out www.hoseheads.com and create an account to join in on the message board conversations! Front Row Challenge and Ultimate Challenge at Osky

Once the Weld Racing Capitani Classic takes the checkers tonight at Knoxville Raceway, the track will take a two-day hiatus while it prepares for the 58th annual Five-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

The racing action doesn't stop, however. Just 30 minutes away, Terry McCarl will be promoting the Front Row Challenge 410 event at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa on Monday night. On Tuesday, he'll host the Ultimate Challenge 360 sprint car race at Southern Iowa Speedway.

 

 

MSCS TO RACE AT TRI-STATE & TERRE HAUTE

Haubstadt, IN - August 4, 2018 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will return to action in August. Saturday August 11th the non-wing 410 sprint series will race at the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. Then Sunday the action moves up Highway 41 to the Terre Haute Action Track. These two facilities have continued to challenge drivers for decades while providing the added thrills and excitement that fans expect.

First up that weekend will be the HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS which is the next event scheduled to be held at Haubstadt. This very special event is one of those ongoing races that serves as a high mark on the summer calendar for competitors and fans. The race has been held in late July or early August since its inception in 2005. It is the only race scheduled at the track this August!

The HOOSIER SPRINT NATIONALS will pay $5,000 to win. Twenty sprint cars will transfer through the heats and B Main to form the feature line-up. The possibility exists for an additional driver to be added if that driver is eligible for a provisional.

Eleven Hoosier Sprint Nationals have been held to date. Eight different drivers have claimed the Hoosier Title. Kevin Thomas Jr. won the race last year and also back in 2013. Kyle Cummins was the runner-up in 2017, a fete he has accomplished three times since 2008. Brady Short has the most HSN wins with three.

MSCS will be appearing at the half mile Terre Haute Action Track in a Mountain Dew FAMILY DAY event the very next day on August 12th. That feature event will pay $3,000 to win. Drivers will have back to back opportunities that weekend to wheel to a victory. The series has been idle since July 14th, so this should be a welcome opportunity.

Carson Short, Brandon Mattox, and Donny Brackett are currently one-two-three in MSCS Season Points. Just 44 points separate these three at the top of the standings for the 43 licensed drivers. Kevin Thomas Jr. and Carson Short have both collected a pair of MSCS feature wins this season. These two pilots have been the most successful in finding the checkers first. The other six features had different drivers win.

MSCS has not raced at Terre Haute since 2015. Scheduled races since then met with interference by the weather bug. Some drivers, who are now racing with MSCS, will be having that first opportunity to race around the fabled half mile oval.

The other nine MSCS drivers who currently hold key top twelve positions in points include Kent Schmidt, Aric Gentry, Garrett Aiken, Robert Ballou, Stephen Schnapf, Kyle Cummins, Collin Ambrose, Kevin Thomas Jr., and Doc Wallace. Rookie Eric Perrott has climbed to thirteenth in points.

The race card at Tri-State Speedway will also include the Open Wheel Modifieds and the first appearance of the IMCA Racesaver Sprints. At Terre Haute the DIRTcar Modifieds will be competing to complete the race card. Racing gets underway at 7:30 P.M. Saturday and at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday. Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

 

 

PEVELY RECAP

PEVELY, MO (August 4, 2018) - The Kyle Larson Racing team wrapped up one of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series crown jewel events of the season tonight at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. Shane Stewart finished 11th in both Friday and Saturday night's Ironman events.

In Friday night's Ironman opener, Stewart qualified 17th and was able to advance two positions in his heat race to earn a fourth-place finish and transfer into the $20,000, 55-lap main event. He took the green flag from the 11th-starting position and ran in 12th until lap 14 when he slipped back to 13th. When the caution came out on lap 19, Stewart was in 14th. He raced within the top-15 for most the remainder of the feature and survived a rash of cautions in the closing laps to advance to 11th.

The following night, Stewart again qualified 17th and started sixth in his heat race. On the opening lap, after some contact, Stewart hit the outside wall in turn two and broke the rear end on the Chevy Accessories No. 2. Instead of going to the work area, the KLR team headed straight to the trailer to make repairs. Once the rear end was changed, the Bixby, Okla., native started the Last Chance Showdown from the fourth position and finished third, transferring into the 55-lap feature event, where he started 21st.

After a caution on the opening lap, Stewart relined up 19th and slowly started to make his way forward. When the caution was displayed again on lap 13, he restarted 16th. The remainder of the feature went caution free and the pilot of the Chevy Accessories No. 2 again started to make his way towards the front, slowly picking off positions until lap 26 when he settled in 12th. On lap 47, Stewart was able to pick off one more spot to move up to 11th and tried to contend for a spot inside the top-10, but the motor started to go away and he settled for an 11th-place finish.

"We've had a lot of changes this past week and I know it was only an 11th-place finish, but tonight my car felt so much better," said Stewart after Saturday's main event. "I wish we would have been able to transfer to the main out of our heat race to start up a little further in the field to see what we really could have contended for. I absolutely cannot thank my guys enough for all the hard work that they put in not only tonight but the past week and all season. They have been logging a lot of hours lately and I know it is wearing on them, but we are headed to one of our best race tracks for the biggest week and race of the season and I hope I can make all the hours worth it with good runs."

The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action this Sunday, August 5 at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway for the Capitani Classic and Monday, August 6 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa for the Front Row Challenge.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 DATE: August 3, 2018 QUALIFYING: 17th HEAT RACE: 4th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 11th FEATURE FINISH: 11th

TRACK: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 DATE: August 4, 2018 QUALIFYING: 17th HEAT RACE: 9th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 21st FEATURE FINISH: 11th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 47 WINS: 1 TOP-FIVES: 12 TOP-10s: 27 SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/KLRteam Twitter: @KLRteam Instagram: @klr_team

 

 

Racing Trivia AND All-You-Can Drink Busch Light


Join KRCO and Knoxville Raceway for the first-ever Racing Trivia Night with $10 all-you-can drink Busch Lights!

The party kicks off at 5pm on Sunday, August 5, prior to the Weld Racing Capitani Classic. Teams of four battle against each other to win tickets to the 2019 360 Nationals!

There will be three rounds, with a $10 donation to KRCO for each round. The winner of each round will win prizes, and the team with the highest overall combined score of the three rounds wins four three-night ticket packages to the 2019 360 Nationals!

The event will be held under the large tent behind the Knoxville Raceway Ticket office. Teams can begin registering and receiving their answer sheets at 4:30pm on Sunday.
Tony Stewart Racing to Unveil Donny Schatz's Nationals Design


Driver's competing in the 2018 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store have been busy creating, applying and unveiling new paint schemes for next week's prestigious event.

Ten-time Knoxville Nationals champion, Donny Schatz, team owner, Tony Stewart, and his partners at Textron Off-Road will be unveiling their 2018 Knoxville Nationals paint scheme at Knoxville Raceway on Tuesday at 11am, CT.

The public is invited to attend the official unveiling, which will take place outside the ticket office under the frontstretch grandstands.

Schatz, Stewart and Mark Miller from Textron Off-Road will be available to the media following the unveil.
Weld Racing Capitani Classic Tomorrow


The Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank is just one day away! This is the final chance to see the 410 drivers on track before the start of the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store.

Will seven-time Knoxville Raceway winner this season, Brian Brown, defend his Capitani Classic championship? Or will an outsider come in to steal one of racing's most coveted trophies.

Come to the track and help us honor Knoxville Raceway's beloved late promoter, Ralph Capitani, and his family. Tickets start at $20 for adults, $15 for teens and children 12 and under are $10. Tickets can be purchased here or at the ticket office.

 

 

Cascade Wingless 360 Sprint Car Challenge Race Coming To Southern Oregon Speedway August 25th

By Don Martin II

White City, Oregon...The Cascade Wingless 360 Sprint Car Challenge Race will be coming to Southern Oregon Speedway on August 25th. This event pits some of the best Wingless 360 Sprint Car drivers against each other in a great battle with a $3,500 prize awaiting the other end of the checkered flag. The race is once again being presented by Herz Precision Parts.

This will once again be the biggest Wingless Sprint Car Race in the State of Oregon. Drivers will be receiving a minimum $250 to start the Main Event. Second and third place will be receiving nice prizes of $1,500 and $1,000, respectively. Last season, it was Cody Fendley grabbing a $1,500 payday in second, while Oregon star Kyle Miller was a $1,000 third.

The star of the night was the driver they call The Human Highlight Reel, Geoff Ensign. He led most of the way driving for Ted Finkenbinder. Geoff and Ted are again teaming up to defend their race championship this year. A few weeks ago, he picked up a win at Petaluma Speedway with the wing on the car. Ensign was the 2017 Petaluma and Watsonville Sprint Car champion, and he enjoys racing Sprint Cars, with or without the wing.

The night will start off with qualifying on the clock. There are a couple of things at stake in time trials. The fastest qualifier will receive a $100 bonus. The Top 2 qualifiers earn the right to skip heat races and go into the eight lap Scramble to determine the front rows of the big money Main Event. The rest of the competitors will run the 10 lap heat races with the Top 2 finishers also going into the Scramble. A 15 lap B Main will be run if needed to determine the final starting positions in the feature.

The inaugural race last season featured a 22 car turn out and one heck of a race. Running Sprint Cars without the wing requires a different driving style and makes for some exciting racing throughout the pack. Drivers are expressing interest, and this show should be bigger than last year. Entry is $80 for Car and Driver. Pit passes are $30 for the crew. Sign in is at 4 p.m., and time trials are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. For further information, check out the flier at http://www.southernoregonspeedway.com/cascade18.pdf or go to http://www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

 

 

TICKETS GOING ON SALE AUGUST 16TH FOR SECOND ANNUAL EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS DECEMBER 14-15 AT CURE INSURANCE ARENA IN TRENTON

TRENTON, NJ August 4, 2018 . . . Tickets are going on sale on Thursday, August 16 at 12 Noon for the Second Annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals set for Friday, December 14th and Saturday, December 15th. The two day event featuring the 600cc wingless Micro Sprints will again be held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton where the wildly successful events were held for the first time in December, 2017.

“The Indoor Dirt Nationals was a race that was talked about all winter,” Len Sammons, Indoor Auto Racing Series promoter said.

One of the reasons for the success of the race was the quality of the racing thanks to an unbelievable dust free banked speedway surface built with rich black clay.

“Everyone was thrilled by the track surface which offered three grooves of racing,” said Sammons.

“The top drivers from all over the northeast thrilled the fans, running low, pounding the outside cushion or sneaking in between. The fast paced presentation left the fans wanting more. This year’s race should be even better.”

In the inaugural running, 36-year-old Staten Island, N.Y. resident Whitey Kidd, III made a late race pass on Collegeville, Pa.’s Alex Bright to win the thriller. Brian Carber of Pipersville, Pa. passed three cars in the final corners to end up third with USAC Sprint Car series rookie Tim Buckwalter and a very exciting Austin Quick rounding out the top five.

“We worked very hard on the track, selecting the right clay, having the equipment we needed on hand to work the track, having the right people on hand to offer their expertise,” Sammons said.

“Based on the buzz created by last year’s race, we expect tickets to sell at a rapid rate and encourage everyone planning on attending to place their orders for tickets as soon as they go on sale,” Sammons summed. “Word of mouth from those that attended last year will be our biggest sales people this year.”

One change in ticket offerings for the 2018 East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals is that event organizers will offer upper level seating with a reserved seat or a general admission option. Reserved upper level seats assure ticket buyers the choice of their favorite seats. General admission upper level seating is available as a less costly alternative, but without the guarantee of specific seats.

A limited amount of premium front-row seats will be available for each night of competition. Saturday’s front row seat will also include a special pit area tour prior to the start of racing action.

The Friday, December 14 events will feature heat races and semi features. Points earned throughout Friday’s program will be used to lineup alphabet mains on Saturday night, December 15.

Racing starts at 7PM on Friday and 5PM on Saturday.

Title sponsorship for the event is currently being sought, however event sponsors Oliver Communications Group, Hoosier Racing Tires, and VP Racing Fuels are returning to back the race once again. Anyone interested in being a part of this event should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or via e-mail at danny@aarn.com.

Information about entering the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals, technical and competition rules, and host hotel information will be posted on www.indoorautoracing.com immediately as it is finalized. Drivers who competed in the inaugural event will soon be receiving special entry invitations prior spots being opened to other competitors.

 

 

Brian Brown Produces Most Points During Opening Night of 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 4, 2018) - Brian Brown has earned a starting position into the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank A Main on Saturday after a tremendous preliminary night Thursday at Knoxville Raceway.

Brown qualified third quickest out of 43 competitors to set the stage for a solid weekend at the half-mile oval.

"We drew a decent number and cut a good lap," he said. "That's obstacle No. 1. The second obstacle is getting to at least fourth in a heat race to get locked in."

Brown accomplished his second mission by charging from sixth to third place during his heat race. That locked him into the seventh starting position for the 20-lap A Main.

"It was pretty hectic," he said. "I'm sure the fans love it. When you race with great drivers like Greg Hodnett you can race close and race fun. Too bad that wasn't for the lead."

Brown spent many laps of the main event in a torrid battle with Hodnett for a top-five position before he secured the spot en route to a fourth-place finish. Brown was the high-points driver from the opening night of the 360 Knoxville Nationals.

"I didn't feel like my car was that great," he said. "To come out of there with a fourth-place finish and to be the high-points driver, it's a solid night. It was uneventful, but that's good on a prelim night. I didn't feel like my car was capable of winning. Instead of overdriving it and making a mistake that cost us I tried to be smart and keep ourselves in contention for Saturday."

Following Friday's preliminary night Brown was tied for third in overall points out of more than 90 drivers. That will start him fourth in Saturday's A Main - his best starting position since winning the event in 2014 from the pole.

This marks the seventh consecutive season Brown has qualified for the main event during the 360 Knoxville Nationals finale.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 2 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (7).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 8 wins, 20 top fives, 22 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday at Knoxville Raceway for the 7th annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Vortex Wings

Vortex Racing Products, located in Prairie City, Iowa, is one of the nation's leading manufacturers and distributors of sprint car wings. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/VORTEXWINGS/ .

"Lynton Jeffrey and his team at Vortex Wings do a phenomenal job of building a great product," Brown said. "We enjoy working with everyone at Vortex Wings and look forward to continued success together."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, J.D. Welding & Machine, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Aug. 2

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 791; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 762; 3. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 744; 4. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 739; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 731; 6. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 689; 7. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 685; 8. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 683; 9. Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, Texas, 678; 10. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 671; 11. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Casey Burkham, Combine, Texas, both 660; 13. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 656; 14. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 632; 15. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 627; 16. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 620; 17. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 617; 18. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., both 599; 20. Steve McMackin, Greenville, Texas, 598.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 494; 2. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 459; 3. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 419; 4. Michael Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 404; 5. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 364; 6. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 336; 7. Rick Bray, Lemoore, Calif., 334; 8. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 332; 9. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 322; 10. Mauro F. Simone, Fresno, Calif., 310.

Colorado – 1. Coby Pearce, Golden, Colo., 103; 2. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 92; 3. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 76; 4. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 65; 5. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 64; 6. Dave Wechsler, Lyons, Colo., 62; 7. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 56; 8. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 39; 9. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 38; 10. Nick Haygood, Denver, Colo., 36.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 617; 2. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., 599; 3. Andrew Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 582; 4. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 558; 5. Luke Bland, Bloomington, Ind., 528; 6. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 519; 7. A.J. Carlson, Linden, Ind., 485; 8. Patrick Kren, Indianapolis, Ind., 453; 9. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 409; 10. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 408.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 539; 2. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 503; 3. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 481; 4. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 438; 5. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 435; 6. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 434; 7. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 403; 8. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 385; 9. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 362; 10. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, 360.

Kansas – 1. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 267; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 246; 3. Tyler Knight, Spearville, Kan., 210; 4. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 206; 5. Jordan Knight, Wright, Kan., 189; 6. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., and Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., both 186; 8. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 159; 9. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 151; 10. Tracey Hill, Liberal, Kan., 146.

Louisiana – 1. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 78; 2. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 71; 3. Asa Williamson, Pineville, La., 66; 4. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 65; 5. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 58; 6. Trey Schmidt, Spring, Texas, and John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, both 40; 8. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 38; 9. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 37; 10. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 36.

Maryland – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 75; 2. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 74; 3. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 68; 4. Robbie Bartchy, Greensburg, Pa., 56; 5. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 55; 6. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., and Ron Aurand, Lewistown, Pa., both 51; 8. Bradley Mellott, Needmore, Pa., 45; 9. Randy Sterling, Morrisdale, Pa., 44; 10. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 43.

Minnesota – 1. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 541; 2. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 471; 3. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 372; 4. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 342; 5. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 320; 6. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 301; 7. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 273; 8. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., 261; 9. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 260; 10. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 250.

Missouri – 1. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 475; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 408; 3. Chad Jarrett, Savannah, Mo., 382; 4. Frank Rodgers, Lucas, Iowa, 283; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 219; 6. Dakota Osborn, Savannah, Mo., 177; 7. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 167; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 146; 9. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 129; 10. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 109.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 541; 2. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 525; 3. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 466; 4. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 465; 5. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 461; 6. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 418; 7. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 390; 8. Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, Neb., 377; 9. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 376; 10. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly, Neb., 371.

New Jersey – 1. Eddie Wagner, Newfield, N.J., 112; 2. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 111; 3. Ryan Stillwaggon, Palmyra, N.J., 98; 4. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 96; 5. C.J. Faison, Felton, Del., 87; 6. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., and Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., both 86; 8. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., and Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., both 85; 10. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 84.

North Carolina – 1. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 139; 2. Craig Pellegrini Jr., Buena, N.J., 132; 3. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 125; 4. Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 114; 5. Jake Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 100; 6. George Blaney, Harrisburg, N.C., 99; 7. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., both 94; 9. John Frutchey, Charleston, S.C., 86; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 77.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 426; 2. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., 414; 3. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 411; 4. Travis Scott, Washington, Okla., 403; 5. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 366; 6. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 355; 7. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 351; 8. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 328; 9. Justin Mowry, Mustang, Okla., 325; 10. Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla., 311.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 616; 2. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 576; 3. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 552; 4. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., and Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., both 486; 6. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 474; 7. Austin Bishop, Elverson, Pa., 455; 8. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., and John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., both 399; 10. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 359.

South Carolina – 1. Jake Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., and Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., both 113; 3. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and George Blaney, Harrisburg, N.C., both 106; 5. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 105; 6. Craig Pellegrini Jr., Buena, N.J., 101; 7. John Frutchey, Charleston, S.C., 99; 8. David Kellogg, Sanford, N.C., 91; 9. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 79; 10. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 66.

South Dakota – 1. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 360; 2. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 292; 3. J. D. Hommes, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 287; 4. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 286; 5. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 276; 6. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 198; 7. Michael Stegenga, Sioux Falls, S.D., 183; 8. Brant O'Banion, Sioux Falls, S.D., 179; 9. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., 151; 10. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 147.

Texas – 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 888; 2. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 763; 3. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 752; 4. Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, Texas, 678; 5. Casey Burkham, Combine, Texas, 660; 6. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 638; 7. Steve McMackin, Greenville, Texas, 619; 8. Shane Thompson, Garland, Texas, 483; 9. Taylor Courtney, Fort Worth, Texas, 439; 10. Casey Carter, Red Oak, Texas, 414.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 260; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 243; 3. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 233; 4. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 188; 5. Michael Keeton, Doswell, Va., 151; 6. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., and Jerald Harris, Rockingham, Va., both 143; 8. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 142; 9. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 130; 10. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 99.

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

OVID, Mich. – Saturday’s Must See Racing Sprint Car Series stop at Owosso Speedway will be about more than just the racing on the track.

It will also be about honoring the life of a long-time contributor to Michigan motorsports who tragically passed away earlier in the year.

Laura Devlin, a past board member for the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame and a long-time friend to the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series, died in April at the age of 81 after suffering burns during a tragic house fire. She and her late husband, Neal, fielded a sprint car for 2005 MMSHoF inductee Harold Reynolds, with whom the Devlins scored most of their victories as car owners in 1975 and 1976 at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway.

Though she retired years ago from team involvement, Devlin had spent time over the past several years in the Must See Racing pit area aiding teams whenever possible, including National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom.

In honor of her involvement with the series and in Michigan auto racing, the Must See Racing portion of Saturday’s event at Owosso Speedway – just an hour west from Devlin’s home in Ortonville, Mich. – will be billed as the Laura Devlin Memorial Fast Forty.

She will also be honored during the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Nov. 4.

“Upon joining the Board of Directors of the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame nearly 30 years ago, Laura was one of several who graciously welcomed me into the organization,” said past MMSHoF president Dan Van Koevering. “Her kindness, generosity, and encouragement was always deeply appreciated by me. Even after she resigned her position as a board member, she continued to support the Hall of Fame and often attended our yearly induction ceremony and banquet. I will miss this special lady's sincerity and enthusiasm for the sport she dearly loved and supported.”

“Laura Devlin was one of the most dedicated people in auto racing that I’ve ever met,” added National Speedway Directory’s Allan Brown. “It was a pleasure to call her friend for more than 40 years. She was always present with a smile and hug for my wife and myself. She will definitely be missed.”

Devlin’s two children, Karen and Doug, will be among several family members in attendance during Saturday’s proceedings and will help to present the winner’s trophy on the frontstretch following the Must See Racing feature.

Three-time defending series champion Jimmy McCune will lead the Must See Racing charge back into Owosso, leading his 20-year-old nephew Anthony McCune and former supermodified ace Charlie Schultz in the championship standings entering the ninth race of the season.

Former Owosso winner Jason Blonde, Anthony McCune, Tom Jewell, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom and fellow series regulars Jerry Caryer and Adam Biltz are expected to compete as well.

Saturday’s Must See Racing event is part of Owosso Speedway’s Open Wheel Mania event, with the Illini Midgets joining ‘The World’s Fastest Short Track Cars’ on the four-division card.

Pit gates open at noon, with hot laps kicking off at 2 p.m., qualifying taking the green flag at 5 p.m. and racing beginning at 7 p.m.

For more information on the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

IMCA Border War Misfit Challenge and Shocker Chassis Six Pack Shootout all at US 36 Raceway Tonight!!!

Tonight, is the night for the very best in racing action at US 36 Raceway as RaceSaver Sprints Border War Misfit Challenge and Shocker Chassis Six Pack Shootout steal the show! Who will make their mark in racing history tonight, be there to witness all the side by side, wheel to wheel action on the beautiful high banks! Also seeing action IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Sport Mod, Pure Stock and E-Modified!!!!
Votes have been tabulated and the six tops have been placed in the bracket for the Shocker Chassis Six Pack Shootout all vying for the cash. “Pit Bull” Chris Wright, “Wild Child” Nic Hanes, “Mad Man” Matt Lent, “Junkyard Pup” Tyler Cadwallader, “Stellar” Steven Clancy, “Mr Consistent” JJ Baumli all ready to rumble one on one for gold!!!! Remember to have your ticket available as we will draw for one lucky fan that voted to tell us whom they think will win, if correct, they will receive $150 and the driver will win $150, if incorrect, they will receive $50 and the driver will receive $250, a win, win all the way around!!!! Special thanks to Shocker Chassis for putting on this great event involving you the fans!!!!
Concessions ready and priced right, Beer Ice Cold and Refreshing, Programs and Pictures, Parents and Kids Piggyback races at Intermission with time permitting, family fun and great racing action all for you the fans!!!!
See yall there!!!


 

 

WINGED NATION QUICK-TIME TO 1 MILLION LISTENS

CONCORD, N.C. (August 3, 2018) – Motor Racing Network’s hit digital program “Winged Nation,” presented by Hercules Tires, reached one million listens nearly three months sooner than one year prior.

The half-hour podcast, focusing on winged dirt racing and hosted by Steve Post and Erin Evernham, has had another record-breaking year in 2018. The podcast has grown 52.5% over last year’s audience and is the second MRN digital streaming program to surpass one million cumulative listens, joining “NASCAR Live.”

“Sprint car racing is a series of great stories and we love to tell them,” Post said. “The drivers and other key people in the sport who join us on our shows are fantastic as they share their passion with us. The fact that we have continued to grow and expand what we’re doing shows that the amazing sprint car fans are as passionate about the sport as our superstars.”

“This is a great accomplishment for Winged Nation. Dirt racing is such a big part of my life and I’ve been lucky enough to not only be a guest on the show but also a co-host,” said Kyle Larson, who drives for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and also owns a sprint car team (Kyle Larson Racing). “Being on Winged Nation has enabled me to discuss my love for a sport I am so passionate about. I hope it continues to grow.”

“Winged Nation has become the ultimate sprint car podcast! It’s been cool to be part of it for a couple shows and I’m looking forward to its future,” said Christopher Bell, who drives for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series but has a dirt racing background.

Next week, Winged Nation will be on location at the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Stores. The live broadcasts of “Textron Off-Road Winged Nation,” presented by Sage Fruit, begin Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 7-8 p.m. (ET) and will continue each night through Saturday of race week. Earlier this season, the show has seen record crowds on location at Port Royal Speedway and Jackson Motorplex.

“As we’ve grown, we have partnered with wonderful sponsors, tracks and friends who have shared this journey with us,” said Post. “We appreciate all of them, allowing us to tell the sprint car story.”



“Winged Nation delivers compelling content and storytelling to a growing audience of dirt-car fans worldwide,” said Chris Schwartz, vice president of the Motor Racing Network. “What started as a 30-minute pod every Tuesday has expanded to a Thursday show previewing the weekend ahead, a televised program in partnership with MAVTV on Saturday mornings, and a robust digital and social effort.”

Winged Nation, produced by Craig Moore, is streamed live each Tuesday from 12 to 12:30 p.m. (ET) at www.MRN.com, www.WingedNation.com and Facebook.com/MotorRacingNetwork. It can also be found on demand at MRN’s YouTube channel and iTunes.

A weekly “Winged Nation Weekend” podcast is available on demand each Thursday, previewing local dirt-track action. In addition to the digital program, MRN produces a separate Winged Nation television show, sponsored by Sage Fruit and co-hosted by Post and former Mrs. United States Ashley Stremme. The television show can be seen exclusively on MAVTV each Saturday at 8:30 a.m. (ET).

The show was voted 2017 Media Member of the Year in the National Sprint Car Poll, the award program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.

 

 

KYLE LARSON RACING KICKS OFF BIGGEST WEEK OF THE SEASON WITH LONGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR IRONMAN WEEKEND:

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues the Month of Money in a double-header weekend at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 located in Pevely, Mo. Kyle Larson Racing and Shane Stewart will be competing in the biggest Ironman 55 to date, with both nights being 55-lap, $20,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start feature events this Friday and Saturday.

IRONMAN HISTORY: The KLR team has been competing in the Ironman since the team's inception in 2014. They've tallied 6 top-10 finishes, and three podium efforts over the past four years including a runner-up finish in Friday's preliminary Night Before the Ironman and a victory the following night in 2015.

NEW LOOK: As previously announced, KLR added Chevy Accessories and Scott to their sponsor lineup for the final stretch of the season. Chevy Accessories offers a complete portfolio of accessories to enhance the appearance, performance and capacity of any Chevrolet vehicle. For more information please visit www.accessories.chevrolet.com. Scott offers a variety of paper products including Scott Shop Towels and Scott Rags in a Box, which the KLR team uses on a regular basis.

RACE INFORMATION: For more information about the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, including schedule of events, tickets and pricing, click here. To purchase tickets to the Ironman 55, click here. If you are unable to make it to the track, both races will be streamed live on DIRTvision.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson. Fresh off of his 26th birthday, the Elk Grove, Calif., will be competing at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International for the Go Bowling at the Glen. Following Sunday's race, Larson will head to Iowa to compete in the Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.

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

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

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

BACK FROM INDIANA, ROA HEADS TO SANTA MARIA SATURDAY!

(Cypress, CA, August 2, 2018) Fresh off a grueling seven races in nine days stint at Indiana Sprint Week, Brody Roa will continue his pursuit of the 2018 USAC/CRA Sprint Car championship this Saturday night, August 4th, at the Santa Maria Raceway.

Saturday’s race will take Roa back to the scene of his latest triumph in the USAC/CRA Series on July 7th. Dating back to last year, in his last three USAC/CRA starts at Santa Maria, Roa has two wins and a second-place finish. After briefly slipping back to third in the 2018 championship standings, the Garden Grove, California racer has re-established himself in second and is only 31-points out of the top spot.

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Brody Roa is ready for action this Saturday
at Santa Maria. Photo courtesy of Doug Allen.

In the seven race Indiana Sprint Week series, Roa qualified for four of the seven main events with a best finish of ninth at the Lawrenceburg Speedway. In all four of the main events, he moved forward from his original starting spot. A summary of Roa’s results from Indiana Sprint Week follows.

Plymouth Speedway, July 20th: Qualified 22nd fastest out of 37 cars. Fifth in his heat race. Started 10th in the B Main. Drove into the sixth and final transfer spot coming off turn four on the final lap. Started the A main in 18th and moved forward for a 10th place finish.

Lawrenceburg Speedway, July 22nd: Turned in the 12th fastest time of the 42 cars on hand. Started outside the second row in his heat, but clipped a rut in turn one on the first lap and dropped back to sixth. Moved up to fifth which was one spot shy of the final transfer. Started and finished fifth in the B Main. Finished 9th in the A Main after starting 10th.

Kokomo Speedway, July 24th: Qualified 20th of the 37 cars on hand and finished third in his heat race to earn his ticket directly into the main event. In the main event, he started on the outside of the eighth row in 16th and ended up finishing 14th.

Terre Haute Action Track, July 25: Timed in 33rd out of 42 cars. Started ninth and finished seventh in his heat race. Had to start 18th in the B Main. Came all the way to seventh and was charging, but time ran out a lap early keeping him from the final transfer spot.

Lincoln Park Speedway, July 26: Qualified 24th fastest of 47 cars. Took second in his heat race for a direct transfer to the main on the tight Indiana clay oval. He had to start back in the 18th spot, but like his first three Sprint Week mains, he moved forward and when the checkered flag waved, he came across the line in 10th.

Bloomington Speedway, July 27: Qualified 32nd of the 40 cars on hand and was forced to race in the C Main. Starting on the outside of the front row in the C, he initially dropped back to third, spent most of the race in second before taking the lead on the last lap for the win. He had to start 17th in the B main and was charging. He got all the way to ninth, but ran out of laps and was forced to miss the A main.

Tri State Speedway, July 28: The last night of Indiana Sprint Week and the ninth-fastest time in qualifying out of 42 cars started things off on the right foot. A fourth-place starting spot in the heat race looked great, but halfway through a broken driveline put him out of the race and into the B main. Starting near the back of the B main, he was able to pick off a handful of cars and finished 15th to end his 2018 Indiana Sprint Week effort.

Brody Roa t-shirts and caps will be available in the pits this Saturday night at Santa Maria. They are also available from the team’s website at the following link http://www.brodyroa.com/. The cost is $20.00 plus shipping. You can see the shirt design below.

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For fans who would like to watch replays of all of Roa’s USAC races can do so on LoudPedal Productions site: https://loudpedal.tv/

Roa is still looking for rides in the USAC National and West Coast Series’ when his USAC/CRA schedule (which is at the end of this release) permits. Car owners from those series interested in hiring Roa can call him at 714-932-7994.

The BR Performance team would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2018 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Coffman Racing Graphics, hotpaint4u.com. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s championship contending team, please call 714-932-7994.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

Date Venue Event Finish
2-28 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main
3-1 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main
3-3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out
3-9 Canyon Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4TH A Main
3-10 Canyon Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out
4-7 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1ST A Main
4-14 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
4-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
4-28 Ventura Raceway Ventura Racing Association 1st A Main
5-5 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main
5-19 Thunderbowl Raceway UASC West Coast Sprint Cars 14th A Main
5-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main
6-8 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main
6-9 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars 5th A Main
6-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
6-23 SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway KT100 Karts 1st A Main
7-7 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main
7-20 Plymouth Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th A Main
7-22 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 9th A Main
7-21 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main
7-25 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars 7th B Main
7-26 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th A Main
7-27 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 9th B Main
7-28 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th B Main
8-4 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
8-18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-1 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-3 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-6 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-7 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-8 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-28 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
9-29 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
10-20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
11-2 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-8 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars
11-21 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars
11-22 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

 

 

KYLE LARSON RACING ADDS CHEVY ACCESSORIES AND SCOTT TO PARTNER LINEUP

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 2, 2018) - Leading into the most prestigious and one of the busiest weeks of the season, Kyle Larson Racing is pleased to announce that it has added a pair of partners to their already stout lineup. Chevy Accessories will be featured as the primary sponsor on the KLR No. 2 for the remainder of 2018, with Scott as an associate sponsor.

In addition to being the title sponsor of the Kyle Larson owned sprint car, Chevy Accessories will also be featured as a co-primary with BRANDT and Finley Farms on the Silva Motorsports No. 57 that the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) regular pilots when he gets to play in the dirt.

"It is no secret that I am passionate about both NASCAR and grass roots racing," said Larson. "I have been a Team Chevy driver since I first started competing in the top NASCAR series and I am thankful that Chevrolet is extending our partnership from NASCAR into grassroots racing by supporting my KLR sprint car team and Silva Motorsports."

The Elk Grove, Calif., native has been partnered with Chevrolet since 2012 when he first started competing in the top tiers of NASCAR. He has driven and scored victories in a Chevrolet in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NMECS. He currently pilots the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro full-time in the NMECS and sits 10th in the championship point standings.

Chevy Accessories offers a complete portfolio of accessories to enhance the appearance, performance and capacity of any Chevrolet vehicle. There are two types of accessories available on www.accessories.chevrolet.com.

First, there are Chevrolet Accessories, which are designed, engineered, tested and backed by Chevrolet. They're developed by Chevrolet for your Chevrolet vehicle. Second, Chevrolet is proud to also offer Associated Accessories, provided by a lineup of renowned manufacturers including Thule®, Lund®, TracRac®, UWS®, Curt™ and others. Associated Accessories are engineered by these respected third-party companies, each with its own individual warranty coverage.

"I have three personal Chevy vehicles," said Larson. "A 2011 Chevy Silverado, a 1969 Chevy pickup and a 2018 Chevy Tahoe. I will definitely be visiting Chevy Accessories online and start customizing my vehicles to make them more personalized to me."

Kyle Larson Racing also added Scott to their partnership roster. Scott offers a variety of paper products including Scott Shop Towels and Scott Rags in a Box, which the KLR team uses on a regular basis. Scott Paper was founded in 1879 and acquired by Kimberly-Clark Professional in 1995.

"We are extremely excited to team up with Kyle Larson Racing," said Andy McNair, Kimberly-Clark Professional General Manager. "Our winning portfolio of Scott products will help Kyle and his team continue to win on the track."

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"It's great to have Scott come aboard the KLR team," said Larson. "I know our team uses many of their products on a daily basis. The team will go through several rolls of their shop paper towels weekly. They are great products and I am looking forward to working with them the remainder of the season and in the future."

For more information on Chevy Accessories, please visit www.accessories.chevrolet.com, follow @TeamChevy on Twitter, @teamchevy on Instagram and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TeamChevy.

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For more information on Kimberly-Clark Professional, please visit www.kcprofessional.com, follow @KCPNorthAmerica on Twitter and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kcprofessional.

For more information on Kyle Larson Racing, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on Twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

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

 

 

Nienhiser Set For Ironman 55 Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a three-race weekend that saw him record two Top-10’s with the MOWA and a 15th place finish with the All Star Circuit of Champions, Chapin, IL driver Paul Nienhiser is looking forward to a busy four race stretch that will include both nights of the Ironman 55 in Pevely, MO as well as the Front Row Challenge and the Ultimate Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA.

“It was a pretty good weekend for us heading into another busy and tough weekend ahead,” Paul Nienhiser said. “We have had some really good speed lately, we just have had some bad luck that has probably cost us a few finishing positions.”

Winning his heat race on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway, Nienhiser would line up fifth in the feature event. On a very racy track that feature multiple grooves, Nienhiser would jump up into second and chase after the leader in heavy traffic.

Doing a 360 spin under a lap car while battling for the lead, Nienhiser would lose a spot and slip back to third. Getting back in position to fight for the lead again late in the race, Nienhiser would make a big move in the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design entry to briefly take the top spot before a cross over move put him back to second.

As they jockeyed in traffic on the last lap, Nienhiser would see an opening and jump at the opportunity only to see contact with a slower car again send him in a spin cycle and put him back to fifth at the finish.

Saturday night was an eventful night at Macon for Nienhiser. Starting third in the feature event, Nienhiser would feel like he had a bull-eye on his back as he would be involved in a couple of incidents that would both knock him out of the Top-10 and send him to the tail end of the field.

His third time coming from the back, he would race his way back up to sixth only to then see the track take rubber and his charge would slow as he would take the checkered flag with a sixth place finish.

Sunday night the three-race weekend would come to a close as the Illinois native checked in a 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA to go to battle with the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Going out in an early group for time trials, Nienhiser would end up seventh fastest in his group and found himself in an early hole. Finishing Sixth in his heat race, Nienhiser would work his way to a third place finish in the ‘B’, and punch his ticket into the feature event.

From the 23rd starting position, Nienhiser would continue to show speed against the star studded field as he was able to claw his way forward. Salvaging his night the best he could, Nienhiser took the checkered flag with a 15th place finish.

“You run on some tight little bullrings and those nights are going to happen,” Nienhiser said. “I was just glad to get out of the weekend with everything still in tact, and an really looking forward to this weekend. Big thanks to all my guys and partners for everything they do.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Littleton Storm & Timber, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, JRC Transportation, and Steve Thomas Racing for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-32, Wins-5, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Nienhiser will battle the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday at I 55 Speedway in Pevely, MO has a tentative 305 race on his schedule in Jacksonville, IL on Sunday night, and will then take part in the Front Row Challenge and Ultimate Challenge in Oskaloosa, IA Monday and Tuesday.

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

 

 

Tony Gualda and C&M Motorsports Return To Weekly Action at Placerville Speedway Saturday

PETERSEN MEDIA- Trying their hand with the King of the West Series this past Saturday night in Placerville, CA, Tony Gualda and the C&M Motorsports team are ready to return to weekly 360ci action at the track as the team closes in on their first win of the season.

“We got into a little bit of trouble early in the night at Placerville Speedway with the King of the West Series, and it led to some damage through the night and we ended up pulling off early in the feature event,” Tony Gualda said. “It was a great opportunity to show our stuff with the 410’s, it just didn’t quite play out.”

With 27 cars checked into the pit area for the Summer Nationals, Gualda would end up 22nd in time trials as the track got better as the time trials session went on. Lining the Moorefield Construction, Inc/Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA machine up in the fourth row of his heat race, the Hollister, CA driver would have some trouble in three and four as he would get upside down.

Though the damage looked minor, it would prove to be a little more substantial as more arose during the semi. Though Gualda finished sixth and made the transfer to the feature event, the team noticed more rear-end damage and were forced to thrash prior to the 30-lap feature event.

As they got things buttoned up, Gualda would make the call but would then pull back to the trailer and call it a night.

“It was a bummer deal, but it just made sense to play it safe with another point show coming up this weekend,” Gualda added. “Cody and his guys have been working hard all week, and we should have a really fast car for Saturday night.”

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

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports are right back to work on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-19, Wins-0, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-11.

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

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Big money on the line for FAST teams; bonus offered for 305 teams

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018

Contact: Rich Farmer

fremontspeedway@yahoo.com

FREMONT, Ohio – The teams from the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro will do a little travelling for their upcoming events with a lot of money on the line.

It all kicks off Friday, Aug. 3 at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio where the JLH General Contractor FAST Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro will make their third appearance of 2018. Current FAST point leader Jamie Miller scored the victory at Limaland on June 15 with veteran Alvin Roepke taking the win on July 13. Miller has scored seven overall wins in 2018 including five FAST events. Miller is the most recent series winner, taking the victory Saturday, July 28 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series will visit Fremont Speedway Saturday, Aug. 4 for a $3,000-to-win affair. Fremont Speedway and FAST Promoter Rich Farmer has also announced the both the event at Limaland and Fremont on Friday and Saturday will pay the 305 sprint feature winner $1,000 to win and will utilize the FAST 305 purse structure.

“Also, the top 10 cars in the 305 sprints cars during the weekend’s racing - from both Friday at Limaland and Saturday at Fremont – will receive a bonus of $200 or a free Hoosier Tire. That will be based on the average A-main finish of both nights. For example if a driver finishes second one night and sixth the other it would be an average of fourth,” Farmer said.

Both the FAST 305 and 410 series will then travel to Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio for the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Dirt Nationals Presented by Lowe’s on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint cars also are in competition at Mansfield.

Last year the inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals drew over 140 cars in the three classes and Caleb Armstrong took the $15,000 FAST 410 win while Dustin Stroup scored his biggest payday winning the FAST 305 feature. This year’s event has a combined two-day purse of over $100,000.

“There are some really big paying shows coming up to wrap up the FAST season. We’re excited and proud to be a part of the Great Lakes Nationals and be able to work with Cody Sommer to give race teams and fans a great race weekend,” Farmer said.

On Friday August 10th, FAST 410 sprint cars will compete for $3,000 to win, BOSS non-wing sprints for $2,000 to win and FAST 305 sprint cars for $1,000 to win main events. On Saturday the FAST 410 sprints will battle for $20,000 to win with the FAST 305 sprints going for $2,000 to win and the BOSS sprints $3,000 to win.

Going into the Saturday’s FAST 410 event at Fremont Speedway, two time series champion Craig Mintz of Gibsonburg, Ohio maintains a significant lead thanks to four straight wins at Fremont Speedway to start the season. Mintz currently leads Fremont’s track points as well.

Fellow Gibsonburg resident Stuart Brubaker, a former FAST 305 champion, sits second in the 410 series points and has a FAST win at Attica. Henry is third in the FAST 410 points and has a series win at Attica and earned a victory at Fremont Speedway on July 28. Sandusky, Ohio’s Chris Andrews posted back-to-back FAST wins at Fremont last month and sits fourth in the FAST points. Tyler Gunn of Napoleon, Ohio has really come on strong as late as well, moving into fifth in the FAST standings. T.J. Michael of Plano, Texas is another driver who has come alive the past month and is sixth in the series standings. Rounding out the top 10 are defending FAST champion D.J. Foos; 2016 FAST rookie of the year Jess Stiger; 2018 FAST rookie of the year contender Kelsey Ivy and Duane Zablocki. Four time series champion Byron Reed has missed a handful of series events but has a FAST win at Attica and is 11th in the standings.

Miller has a significant lead in the FAST 305 standings thanks to a stretch last month that saw him take four straight series wins. Fremont’s John Ivy, who scored the FAST win at Waynesfield Raceway Park earlier in the month, sits second in the series standings while young Tyler Street has moved into third in the FAST standings and Kyle Peters into fourth. Brandon Moore heads into Limaland having slipped to fifth in the FAST points with Kyle Capodice, Seth Schneider, former FAST champion Bobby Clark and Matt Lucius rounding out the top 10. Two-time and defending FAST champion Paul Weaver, who has five overall wins in 2018, has battled back from some health issues to sit 11th in the points after taking his second series win Friday, July 27 at Attica Raceway Park.

Pit gates open at Limaland Friday, Aug. 3 at 4:30 p.m. with grandstand gates open at 5 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. General admission for ages 16 and older is $12, ages 11-15 are $6, and kids 10 and under get in free. Pit Passes for all ages are $25. Get all the details by visiting www.limaland.com.

Tickets and camping information for Mansfield Motor Speedway are on sale now at www.MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com. Additional information for competitors and race teams is now available online via the “COMPETITOR GUIDE” which may be found at www.MansfieldMotorSpeedway.com/CompetitorInfo.

Also, the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals will be broadcast live on Pay Per View at www.speedshifttv.com.

Tickets for the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals are $19 for adults Friday; children under 10 get in free; reserved seats are $29. Saturday general admission tickets are $29 with children 10 and under free and reserved seats are $39. Pit passes are $30 on Friday (children under 10 are $15) and $40 on Saturday (children under 10 are $20).

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont.

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads – www.allproheads.com

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads as well as the new generation 3 and Mopar W9RP heads. All Pro caters to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's sprints, super late models, drag racing, off-road, marine or road racing, you can’t on All Pro.

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont, Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. For more information call Jon Horn at 419-559-9449.

About Ohio Logistics – www.ohiologistics.com

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Ohio Logistics provides all the assets and operational support necessary to meet your most sophisticated logistical requirements. The company’s story is one of very impressive growth. Started in June of 1988, Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center, Inc. opened in the General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone #151 in the Tall Timbers Business Park. By 1996 the company had grown to 5 locations in 3 States and started doing business as Ohio Logistics. Currently Ohio Logistics is in 18 locations in 6 states operating over 6,000,000 square feet. Built on a sound financial base, Ohio Logistics will strive to exceed your expectations regarding your leasing and supply-chain management needs.

About Engine Pro

Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro produces high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributor at enginepro.com

All Pro Aluminum Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics Points

1. Craig Mintz, 2466pts.

2. Stuart Brubaker – 118 pts.

3. Cap Henry – 159 pts.

4. Chris Andrews – 184pts.

5. Tyler Gunn – 238 pts.

6. TJ Michael – 274 pts.

7. DJ Foos – 290 pts.

8. Jess Stiger – 410 pts.

9. Kelsey Ivy – 535 pts.

10. Duane Zablocki – 568 pts.

FAST 410 winners 2018

April 21, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz

May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Byron Reed

May 5, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (2)

May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Stuart Brubaker

May 25, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (3)

June 1, Attica Raceway Park – Cap Henry

June 2, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (4)

June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Broc Martin

June 30, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews

July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – Cale Conley

July 7, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews (2)

July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Travis Philo

JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro Points

1. Jamie Miller, 2433 pts.

2. John Ivy – 104 pts.

3. Tyler Street – 178pts.

4. Kyle Peters – 194 pts.

5. Brandon Moore – 196 pts.

6. Kyle Capodice – 215 pts.

7. Seth Schneider – 262 pts.

8. Bobby Clark – 302 pts.

9. Matt Lucius – 574 pts.

10. Dustin Rall – 1056 pts.

FAST 305 winners in 2018

May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Dustin Stroup

May 5, Fremont Speedway – Bobby Clark

May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Paul Weaver

May 26, Fremont Speedway – Steve Rando

June 15, Limaland Motorsports Park – Jamie Miller

June 16, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (2)

June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Jamie Miller (3)

June 30, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (4)

July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – John Ivy

July 6, Attica Raceway Park – Dustin Stroup (2)

July 13, Limaland Motorsports Park – Alvin Roepke

July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Paul Weaver (2)

July 28, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (5)

 

 

Kerry Madsen, Bergman, Mallett, Tankersley and Swindell Post Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Aug. 2, 2018) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Kerry Madsen, Seth Bergman, Jordon Mallett, Channin Tankersley and Sammy Swindell picked up feature triumphs last weekend.

Madsen led Big Game Motorsports to back-to-back Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions wins on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. He capped the weekend with a fifth-place finish on Sunday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

Bergman garnered his eighth career ASCS Red River Region victory on Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.

Mallett powered to his seventh trip to Victory Lane this season on Saturday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., to increase his lead in the USCS Series championship standings.

Tankersley captured his third straight ASCS Gulf South Region triumph on Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, to continue building his lead in the standings.

Swindell used a late-race pass to secure his first All Star win of the season on Sunday at 34 Raceway a night after he placed second at Knoxville Raceway.

Other Team ILP competitors with at least one top-five finish include:

Chris Andrews earned a runner-up result on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

Jamie Ball maneuvered to a second-place finish on Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Scott Bogucki finished second on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Ryan Bowers hustled to a runner-up result on Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., to maintain the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series points lead.

Rob Chaney guided CH Motorsports to a second-place run on Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

Zac Taylor rallied for a second-place finish on Saturday during his debut at Honor Speedway in Pueblo, Colo., with the Lucas Oil POWRi Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association.

Jack Dover charged from 17th to a third-place result on Friday at I-80 Speedway with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Derek Hagar garnered a third-place outing on Saturday at Greenville Speedway with the USCS Series.

Giovanni Scelzi netted his first career podium at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday when he placed third.

Brian Brown advanced for a fourth-place finish on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

Austen Wheatley drove from 12th to a fifth-place run on Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

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2018 FEATURE WINNERS -

Seth Bergman - 9 (Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., on Feb. 24; Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 6; Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on May 10; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on May 26; Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on June 1; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and June 23; U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on July 20; and Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on July 27); Brian Brown - 8 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 16, June 23 and July 21); Jack Dover - 7 (Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on May 18; Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 26; U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on June 8; Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on June 9; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 15; and Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 6 and July 7); Jordon Mallett - 7 (I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn., on April 21; Flomaton Speedway in Flomaton, Ala., on May 18; Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., on May 19; Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Ga., on June 22; Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on June 29; Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., on July 14; and Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on July 28); Sammy Swindell - 6 (Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31; Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on June 9; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on June 14; Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., on June 16; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on July 21; and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on July 29); Dominic Scelzi - 4 (Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 14; Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on April 28; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 20; and Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 24); Trey Starks - 4 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on June 2; Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Ga., on June 15; Blue Ridge Motorsports Park in Blue Ridge, Ga., on June 16; and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on June 29); Channin Tankersley - 4 (Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on May 19 and July 14 and Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on July 21 and July 28); Zach Blurton - 3 (Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo.; El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on June 23; and Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Neb., on July 8); Derek Hagar - 3 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on June 1; Crowleys Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on June 29; and Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on July 3); Kerry Madsen - 3 (Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 27; and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 28); Chris Andrews - 2 (Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on June 30 and July 7); Ryan Bowers - 2 (Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., on June 9 and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7); Mason Daniel - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 16 and Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on June 29); Jamie Ball - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 13); Scott Bogucki - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 12); Chase Johnson - 1 (Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 8); Robbie Price - 1 (Deming Speedway in Deming, Wash., on July 20); Giovanni Scelzi - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on May 18); and Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on June 30).

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Hahn Records Pair Of Top-Five Finishes Going Into Knoxville 360 Nationals

Bryan Hulbert - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 1, 2018) Rolling in with some momentum, Blake Hahn captured a pair of top-five finishes across three nights of racing this past weekend with shows at Creek County Speedway, Knoxville Raceway, and Mason City Motor Speedway.
"We were fast all weekend. The only night we really struggled was Knoxville, but we learned a lot on what we need to do the car to get better for this weekend," explained Hahn.
Starting off Friday in Sapulpa, Okla. Hahn had a ferocious battle with Seth Bergman for the top spot with the Griffith Truck and Equipment No. 52 ending up second.

"Seth is fun to race with. We made some contact there on the start when he slid me. I tried to turn under him and ended up getting his left front with my right rear but luckily, we were both able to keep going. It was nothing intentional, and I would never want to damage anyone's car on the track. It was just hard racing, and I really feel like could have won that race had a lapped car not decided it was a good idea to race the leaders."
Also running with the USAC Wingless Sprints of Oklahoma, Blake recorded his 37th top-ten run of the season in the McGehee No. 55.
"We won our Heat and the draw put us starting sixth. We ended up ninth, which was a little disappointing. The track was good top and bottom, just made a couple mistakes."
Heading to Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday night, Hahn struggled at first to find speed with a 39th quick effort in Time Trials. Ending up in the C-Feature after sixth place in the opening Heat Race, Blake dug his way to 11th in the B-Feature before all was done.
"We were way to tight at the start of the night. We got a little better in the Heat, but I was still having trouble hitting the bottom so that put us starting third in the C-Feature. We just took a step back and reworked the setup and it was a lot better. Once we got to the B-Feature, we were just buried."
Taking on Mason City Motor Speedway on Sunday, the night ended with a fourth-place finish.
"The car was okay at Mason City, we just needed a little more speed but we moved forward each night we were on track. As big and fast as the track is, we were trying setups for Knoxville just to test a few more things and they seemed to work. We had a late restart, and I felt like I could have picked off a couple more spots but we got held up by a lapped car, but otherwise we were happy. The track was way better than last year, so hats off to them for giving us and the fans a good race."
Getting ready for the 28th Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, the team is going over the car and making sure everything is tight and ready to go.
"We feel better going in this year than we have in a long time. Just coming up and getting laps has really helped. We're qualifying Thursday night, so hopefully we can get a little more speed and get in the show this year."
The 2018 season is Blake Hahn's 16th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, along with his full 2018 lineup, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2018 Season to Date:
Events: 48; Wins -1; Top 5 - 22; Top 10 - 37; Top 15 -43; Top 20 -44;
Coming Up:
August 2-4 - Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) - 360 Nationals
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Herrera Garners Hard Charger Award At Mason City Motor Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - MASON CITY, Iowa (August 1, 2018) Taking a new car into Mason City Motor Speedway this past weekend with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com, Johnny Herrera advanced eighth positions to pick up Sunday's CP-Carrillo Hard Charger Award.
"We were good. New car, so we had a couple things to figure out, but we went forward and that's something we haven't really been able to do this year," stated Johnny.

Getting a rough start to the Heat Race after contact with Mitchell Faccinto, a little wing and suspension damage relegated Johnny to a 16th starting spot in the A-Feature.
"I was trying to not run over Travis on the bottom. He slowed up and I thought I had Mitchell cleared, so I turned to roll the middle and keep my momentum, and he was there so that put us behind."
Moving forward eight spots in the Feature, a late race restart presented an opportunity to advance into the top-five, but a lapped car in the mix took away Herrera's momentum.
"It is what it is. I felt like we could have finished a little better, but to move forward like we did felt like a win. We've been holding our own for the most part, but we had good track speed and were actually able to pass cars for a change."
A multi-time Knoxville Raceway track Champion, Herrera feels confident going into the 28th annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.
"With the way the car ran on Sunday, I feel really good about Knoxville. It's a tough race no matter what you do, so hopefully, we can draw a good spot for Qualifying set ourselves up."
The 2018 season marks the 34th year of racing for Johnny Herrera which includes over 140 victories in various forms of Sprint Car competition. For more information, and to keep in touch with the man called "Hollywood", log onto to http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com.
2018 Season To Date:
Races: 32; Wins: 0; Top 5's: 6; Top 10's: 16; Top 15's: 25; Top 20's: 31
Coming Up:
August 2-4, 2018 - Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) - 360 Nationals
Johnny Herrera Racing Online:
Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2
Apparel:
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Sponsor Highlight: Champion Brands:
Champion Brands understands the complexities of doing business in today's market and is always looking for new and better ways to make your company more efficient and increase your bottom line. Quality products are more than a commitment at Champion; our high standards define the way we do business.
Johnny Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage, Heidbreder Foundation Services and Rocket Designs for their continued support.

 

 

McIntosh Ready for POWRi Ironman Weekend after Posting First Win of the Year

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (August 2, 2018) – A win had been in the making for some time. Cannon McIntosh made it happen last Saturday night by parking the RL Hudson/Toyota-TRD No. 08 Midget in POWRi West Midget League victory lane at Oklahoma City’s 1/5-mile I-44 Riverside Speedway.

After adding his first win of the 2018 campaign to his first career Midget triumph as a 14-year-old last year, the Bixby, OK, based team now travel northeast this weekend to take in the POWRi National vs. POWRi West Midget League double at Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway on Friday and Saturday.

It won’t be the young gun’s first visit to the Pevely oval, though his laps were limited to just warmups last time out on April 28 after fueling issues kept the team pitside the rest of the night after turning the night’s second-quickest time in hot laps.

“We got around there really well, so I’m looking forward to getting back there and being able to race both nights,” McIntosh says. “Hopefully it’s a good weekend for us.”

McIntosh carries some momentum to Pevely this time around as well after dominating last Saturday night’s POWRi West Midget league card in Oklahoma City.

After racing from the tail of the field to win his heat race and earning the night’s High Point Driver honors, McIntosh shot into the lead at the drop of the green flag in the feaure and led all 25 laps in commanding fashion to get that much sought-after first win of the season.

“We didn’t really change much,” the 15-year-old said of the car that he raced to victory lane. “We have figured out a few things over the last few weekends and it all came together.”

McIntosh will try to keep that momentum rolling with the POWRi Midgets in Pevely, MO, this weekend.

Along with RL Hudson and Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the ambitious 2018 slate of events possible includes American Discount, Complete Auto Care, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Sanders and Associates, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication and Car and Fleet.

2018 Quick Stats: 22 races, 1 win, 5 top-fives, 10 top-tens.

Up Next: POWRi National vs. POWRi West Midget League at Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway on Friday and Saturday.

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

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

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

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Visit Land of Legends Saturday!

SYRACUSE, NY – It’s been a few weeks since the very successful CNY Speedweek so the stars and cars from the 35th Anniversary Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) are chomping at the bit to get back to the track. Their quest will be answered this Saturday with a return visit to the Land of Legends Raceway.

The 25 Lap Mach 1 Chassis A-Main will pay the winner $2,000 to start with $300 being set aside to take the green. The event not only will pay points for the overall Lucas Oil Championship but also the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour and the E&V Energy I90/I81 Series.

Jason Barney has a slim lead over Coleman Gulick coming into Saturday’s event. Behind them is a very close fight in the points with Steve Poirier over Matt Tanner, Paulie Colagiovanni, Matt Billings, Mike Mahaney, Billy VanInwegen, Shawn Donath and Danny Varin. All these teams will be on hand at the Ontario Fairgrounds.

These drivers are also expected, Paul Kinney, Chad Miller, Chuck and Kelly Hebing, Jeff Cook, Brett Wright, Dave Axton, Jonathan Preston, Dan Douville, Josh Flint, Cory Turner, Steve Glover, Darryl Ruggles, Erik Karlsen and more.

Back in July during Speedweek, Chuck Hebing came home for a popular win over Matt Tanner, Mark Smith, Steve Poirier and Jason Barney.

E3 Spark Plugs will bring you the timed hot laps, Car Mate Trailers sponsors the heat events with Lacaillade Masonry backing the B-Main. Danny Willmes Enterprises is sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash event on this night.

The Lucas Oil ESS Gang is ready to get busy for the stretch drive! Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY is the site and it will be excitement guaranteed!

For more Information on the Land of Legends Raceway: Web: http://www.landoflegendsraceway.com/

Twitter: @LandofLegendsNY

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

Pit Gates – 4:00 PM, Hot Laps 6:00 PM, Racing 7:00 PM

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Prestige Pool & Spa, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance Products, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Ferriera Kicks Off Midwest Road Trip With Runner-up Finish

Stuart, Nebraska

Precision Water Systems sprint car driver Monty Ferriera kicked off the opening weekend of his midwest road trip in style with solid finishes highlighted by a second place run at Stuart Raceway.

Ferriera would begin his trip by making the long drive to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota. After just missing out on a transfer spot in the heat, Ferriera would battle his way into the main event by winning the B-main and was challenging for a top-10 finish before settling for 14th.

Stop number two was Park Jefferson Speedway in North Sioux City, South Dakota where Ferriera would score his first top-10 finish of the trip after a well-deserved 8th place finish. After the crew burned the midnight oil to get the Precision Water Systems sprint car freshened up, they were off to Stuart Raceway in Stuart, Nebraska where the highlight of the weekend would take place. After a convincing heat race win, an unlucky invert would relegate Ferriera to the 13th starting spot in the main. Undeterred, Ferriera would put on a show on the narrow, ¼ mile track and charge his way to a spectacular second place finish. It was an exceptional end to Ferriera’s first weekend on the road.

“Overall, it’s been a great trip so far,” said Ferriera. “We’ve met lots of good people and made some new friends as well. We’ve also been able to bring the Precision Water Systems sprint car back into the trailer in one piece every night so I'm pretty happy about that. We now get three days off to get everything maintenanced and washed so we can be ready for another three-day race weekend. A big thank you to my crew and everyone who supports me for making this trip possible!”

Up next for Ferriera and the Precision Water Systems team is Thayer County Speedway in Deshler, Nebraska before heading to the fast Belleville Highbanks in Belleville, Kansas and finishing up week two at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Ferriera would like to thank all of his sponsors who are supporting his 2018 campaign including Precision Water Systems, Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill, Precision Medical Products, Precision Brands Investments LLC, Eagle Powder Coating, Ano-tech Metal Finishing, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Circle Wheels and Goodguys Tire & Auto Repair.

 

 

Win No. 9 For Hafertepe Comes At Mason City Motor Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - MASON CITY, Iowa (August 1, 2018) Pretty much untouchable on the way to his ninth win of the 2018 season, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. topped the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com on Sunday night following a hard night with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.
Ending up with a 20th place finish at Knoxville Raceway after a fast start to the night, Sam's finish was in a lot of ways out of his hands as contact from another driver in the later stages of the race sent the No. 15h spinning.

"We got aggressive on our right rear air pressure so that, along with the dirty air, I really felt like we had about a 12th place car, unfortunately, we got drove into so that's what really set us back. With the 410cid, the speeds are higher so the dirty air is a lot more prevalent. We were good early, just need to work on the car later in the night, but we feel good about what we have for the 410 Nationals," stated Sam of the Knoxville show.
Shifting gears to Mason City Motor Speedway the following night, a high draw didn't stop Sam from moving forward. Running ninth to fourth in his Heat Race, the move put the Heidbreder Foundation No. 15h in the redraw where Sam drew the pole position. Taking off from the field, Sam led flag to flag at the Iowa half-mile.
"The car was good at Mason City and being so much faster than everyone else like we were made us feel really good because we were trying a bunch of different things for the 360 Nationals. I feel like this year, we probably have our shot at winning at Knoxville just with where we are with the car."
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2018 Season to Date:
Events: 42; Wins -9 ; Top 5 - 25; Top 10 - 29; Top 15 -31; Top 20 -35;
Coming Up: All Iowa
8/2/2018-Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA (Lucas Oil ASCS)
8/3/2018-Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA (Lucas Oil ASCS)
8/4/2018-Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA (Lucas Oil ASCS)
8/5/2018-Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA (410)
8/7/2018-Southern Iowa Speedway - Oskaloosa, IA (Lucas Oil ASCS)
8/8/2018-Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA (410)
8/9/2018-Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA (410)
8/10/2018-Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA (410)
8/11/2018-Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA (410)
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Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, J&J Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.

 

 

Wednesday's With Wayne: A Turn Here And A Turn There

Bryan Hulbert - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 1, 2018) A couple weeks ago, Wayne Johnson started tossing different setups at the DHR Suspension No. 2c, and so far, his testing has been productive with a podium finish Sunday night at Mason City Motor Speedway with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by Sawblade.com.
"We were experimenting this past weekend and learning some stuff and actually my car was way better than it has been in a while so we're looking forward to this weekend. We figured out a couple control issues on the car I'd been having as far as what this car can and can't do, but the track was way better this year than it was last year so that helped," commented Johnson of the season's 23rd top-five run.

Leading into the Mason City run, Wayne made his second run of the season in 410cid competition at Knoxville Raceway with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Timing second overall, Johnson advanced fourth to second his Heat Race. Sixth in the Dash, the A-Feature didn't end as hoped, but overall Wayne was pleased.
"We were just too tight in the Feature. We just adjusted the wrong way and it probably took me half the race to figure out how to manipulate it and once I got up to speed, we were okay, but the restarts were killer. Just took to long to get back up to speed, but being second quick, second in the Heat, sixth in the Dash, I was happy overall."
A two-time winner of the Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, Wayne is comfortable with where they are with the car that he can be in contention to add a third win.
"To get on the list with guys like Shane [Stewart], Terry [McCarl] that have three or more wins, especially at this stage, would be awesome. Knoxville is a place that I've always felt good at and have been fast at, so I'm really looking forward to this weekend. If everything plays out and we can put ourselves in the right position, I feel like we have shot."
Wayne would like to give a special thank you to L&J Enterprises for hosting the TwoC Racing Team during the Knoxville Nationals. As Wayne put it, "you can't beat getting to work in the Air Conditioning when it's August in Iowa."
For continued updates on Wayne Johnson and TwoC Racing, you can follow them on Facebook (http://bit.ly/2o5zneX and http://bit.ly/2BsrIja) and Twitter (@wjr77x).
Season To Date:
Races: 47; Wins: 4; Top-5: 23; Top-10: 30; Top-20: 41;
Up Next:
August 2-4, 2018 -Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA
Follow Wayne Johnson and TwoC Racing
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Sponsors:
Wayne would like to give special thanks to his sponsors who have helped keep him behind the wheel and on the road: Todd Carlile, Outlaw Wings, The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powder Coating, DHR Suspension, Chalk Stix, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, ButlerBuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Dobmeier looks ahead to 360 Knoxville Nationals following roller coaster weekend with NOSA

By Spieker Promotions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (August 1, 2018) – There are certainly highs and lows of racing. A driver could be on top one minute, and it could all change the next minute. Unfortunately, that was the case for Mark Dobmeier and the Buffalo Wild Wings / Lunstra Motorsports team last weekend at North Dakota Governor’s Cup at Dacotah Speedway in Mandan, N.D. with the NOSA Sprint Cars.

Dobmeier picked up the win on Friday night before enduring one of the worst crashes of his career on Saturday.

“I had never been to the track in Mandan before. The track crew was great there and kept moisture in the racing surface,” said Dobmeier. “We were trying a 360 motor in the heat race to test for the 360 Nationals. We started third and finished third. We realized we needed our 410 to try to keep up on that big track. We put our 410 in for the feature and started 12th.”

Dobmeier charged forward to take the lead on lap eight. Once out front, Dobmeier never looked back as he cruised to his 10th win of 2018.

“Saturday wasn’t so good,” Dobmeier continued. “We started third and ran second in the first heat race. It was another great racing surface for the feature, but I only made it about two laps. I started eighth and was passing for fourth and the driver, who didn’t know I was there, made a sudden move to go to the top. I really wasn’t expecting that. We bumped wheels and I got the short end of it and went for a little ride off of turn one.”

Dobmeier’s machine pirouetted through the air before landing on the top of the roll cage. After another series of flips, the No. 13 sprint car came to rest on its side along the outside retaining wall.

“I’m doing okay though. That’s why we wear all the safety equipment. People see the chassis kind of folded up and stuff, but it did its job absorbing the impact. I was able to walk away and we’re doing just fine. We’re all set to head down to Knoxville this weekend,” said Dobmeier.

Dobmeier will kick off Southern Iowa Sprint Week with the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals. The last time Dobmeier competed in the 360 Nationals was back in 2014, where he raced to a fourth-place finish in Saturday’s A-main. The Grand Forks driver will qualify on Friday night, August 3.

“We’ll see how it goes. We’ve only run this 360 one heat race, but it seems to run pretty good. I’m excited to put this Don Ott 360 to good use and see what it can do.”

Dobmeier will also be in action Sunday, August 5 for the Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway. The event will be the team’s final tune up at the Sprint Car Capital of the World before the 58th running of the 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals.

Mark and the entire Team 13 Racing crew would like to thank all their sponsors for their support!

Buffalo Wild Wings

Lunstra Motorsports

Dahlstrom Motors Inc.

DEKALB Asgrow Seed

Dammer Trucking

K-Star Ag Services

Lean Packaging

Snap-on Tools

Danielle’s Cleaning Service

Forx Radiator

2018 Stats:

Races: 24

Wins: 10

Top Fives: 10

Top Tens: 11

 

 

Knoxville Raceway

The 360 Nationals Presented by Great Southern Bank Start Thursday

The 10 days of racing we've all been waiting for official start THURSDAY, AUGUST 2!

We kick off sprint car racing's greatest 10 days with the 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Notables qualifying on Thursday include former winner Brian Brown, last year's preliminary night winner Greg Hodnett, current Lucas Oil ASCS point leader Sam Hafertepe Jr., and fan favorite McKenna Haase.

Hot laps start at 6:45pm. Adult tickets start at $20; Teens at $15 and children 12 and under start at $10.

Tickets are available here or by calling the ticket office at 641-842-5431. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event at the ticket office windows. Suite Seats Available

Suite seats at Knoxville Raceway are a great way to beat the heat, bring your own food and drinks, and enjoy the races with a room full of friends! We have suite seats remaining for the following nights:

360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank (all nights): $50/person per night

Saturday, August 25, - Mediacom Season Finale - $30/person

If interested, email Kendra or call the ticket office 641-842-5431. Racing Trivia AND All-You-Can Drink Busch Light

Join KRCO and Knoxville Raceway for the first-ever Racing Trivia Night with $10 all-you-can drink Busch Lights!

The party kicks off at 5pm on Sunday, August 5, prior to the Weld Racing Capitani Classic. Teams of four battle against each other to win tickets to the 2019 360 Nationals!

There will be three rounds, with a $10 donation to KRCO for each round. The winner of each round will win prizes, and the team with the highest overall combined score of the three rounds wins four three-night ticket packages to the 2019 360 Nationals!

The event will be held under the large tent behind the Knoxville Raceway Ticket office. Teams can begin registering and receiving their answer sheets at 4:30pm on Sunday. Get your 2018 Nationals Program

The 2018 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals programs go on sale starting on Thursday, August 2nd at Knoxville Raceway.

The combined program features articles on Checkered Flag Concessions, Donny Schatz's Knoxville Nationals dominance, a photo spread of the late Jason Johnson and more.

Programs are $10 and will be available throughout the Knoxville Raceway midway.

The Peace Tree Beer Garden is Officially Open!

The Peace Tree Beer Garden, complete with a variety of Knoxville-brewed craft beers, high top tables, phone charging stations and flat-screen TVs showing live racing action, officially opens on Thursday, August 2.

The beer garden is located under the frontstretch grandstands just past the KRCO 50/50 booth by the main entrance. Peace Tree beers will also be offered at the craft beer bus all eight days, located behind the ticket office.

The beers on tap during the eight greatest nights in racing will include: Mile Long Lager, Blonde Fatale, Grapefruit No Coast and the limited-time offering of 4-Wide Wheat! Peace Tree will also be selling a wide range of merchandise as well.

Stop in with your friends, enjoy the beer and the ambiance of our very own Peace Tree Beer Garden!

 

 

TKS Motorsports – Sights Set on Nationals!

Des Moines, IA (August 1, 2018) – Coming off a full weekend competing with the All Stars Circuit of Champions, Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team have their sights set on the busiest two weeks of the year! The Troy & Tammy Renfro-owned team will next be in action at the Knoxville Raceway for Sunday night’s Capitani Classic, then head down to Oskaloosa for the Front Row Challenge, before they go back to Knoxville for their Wednesday night prelim at the Nationals.

The TKS team got their three-race All Star weekend started on Friday night at the Jackson Motorplex. “We made some changes between hot laps and qualifying,” said Troy Renfro. “It ended up not being the right route and set us back.”

After qualifying fifth in their group, Austin would start and finish in that same spot, failing to transfer from the heat. “I tried some stuff early in the heat, but ended up just falling in line and had to go through the B-main,” said McCarl. Friday night ended up tough on the tires of the Casey’s General Stores/Midwest Basement Systems #2KS: “After the heat, we had a hole in the tire and had to change that out for the B,” said Troy. “We had good speed in the B and ended up 2nd, but had another in that tire and had to make another change.”

Austin would end the night in 20th after failing to make much headway during the feature event. “The track took some rubber in the A and we basically just fell in line and held on,” said Austin.

The qualifying effort on Saturday night at Knoxville didn’t go quite to McCarl’s plan, but the ASCoC format provided a boost. “I didn’t do very well in time trials on Saturday,” said Austin. “I had watched my dad run well on the bottom when he went out to qualify, but I missed the line and was lucky to make the invert in the heat.”

With a spot on the pole of their heat, the team tested a different setup, hoping to hit on something for the next couple of weeks. “We tried some different things for the Capitani and Nationals,” said Renfro. “It ended up not working out too well and caused us to fall back to 3rd in the heat and miss the dash, which left us starting pretty deep in the feature.”

Mired back in pack, starting 16th in the night’s main event, mayhem would strike the TKS team early. “There was quite a debacle at the start of the race,” said Austin. “We got hit on a couple of different sides and ended up spinning, but were lucky to not suffer any damage.” However, now taking off from the tail, McCarl would suffer some damage to his top wing after some contact with the wrecked car of Trey Starks. “I just clipped his wing while he was on his side and it kicked up and tore apart our wing, which forced us to the work area,” said Austin.

“With the damaged top wing, duct tape became our best friend,” said Troy. “During the first caution, we didn’t have enough time to get a new wing on, so when the red came out again with 11 laps left, we had him come back in to get it switched out. We played it conservative, but we look to avoid DNFs at all costs and Austin did a great job of working his way back up through the field.”

When hearing where they ended the night, Austin was pleasantly surprised. “Honestly, when I got out of the car I thought we had finished around 17th, so when some of the crew was saying that it was a nice run to get to where we did, I finally asked them where we finished,” said McCarl. “I was surprised to hear them say 12th.”

The weekend wasn’t done yet for the TKS team, as they made their way to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Sunday night. “We qualified well enough to make the invert again, which was key to the night,” said Troy. “We had good speed in the heat and were able to win that and get into the dash.”

Moving up a spot in their dash, Austin would roll off 6th in the A-main, though a fast track and a tight racecar would make the 30-lap feature tough. “It was a fun night overall, but the track was a bit too wet and fast all night, which made it hard to pass,” said Austin. “The car was pretty tight in the A, but we were able to hold onto a top ten.”

With the busy weekend over, it’s now time for the team to turn their focus to the Knoxville Nationals. “It was nice to get a three-race weekend in and a lot of track time,” said Renfro. “Now we’re focused on having everything ready to go for the Nationals.”

It’s Knoxville Nationals time! Austin McCarl and the TKS Motorsports team will have one more chance at the Knoxville Raceway to get tuned up for their Wednesday night prelim this Sunday, August 5th at the Capitani Classic! Then, on Monday night, they’ll venture down to Oskaloosa for the Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway. Check out the new TKS Motorsports website for the season schedule and more from the TKS team.

TKS Motorsports is thankful for the support from all of their loyal sponsors:

Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Midwest Basement Systems, Neumann Brothers Construction, AFA Wheels, AL Driveline, All Star Performance, AO Designs, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Billy Bell House Moving, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Chalk Stix Torsion Bars, Fibreworks Composites, Gail Dielman, Hoosier, HRP, Indy Race Parts, Justice Brothers, KSE Racing Products, Liberty Ready Mix, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Parker Performance, PennGrade Motor Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Slade Shock Technology, Snyder Landscaping & Lawn Care, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Top Flight Wings, Walker Filtration Systems, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

SWEENEY/PACE PERFORMANCE TO PRESENT "FREE DRIVER PIT PASS NIGHTS" FOR RUSH SPRINT SPECIALS AT TYLER COUNTY & GENESEE SPEEDWAYS

August 1, 2018 (By Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...Series presenting sponsor, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Pace Performance in Boardman, Ohio, has come up with a unique driver rewards program for the upcoming Bonnell's Rod Shop RUSH Sprint Car Weekly Series special events at Tyler County and Genesee Speedway. On these events, Sweeney/Pace will pick up the tab from the speedway to allow all RUSH Sprint Car drivers a FREE pit pass!

The RUSH Sprint Cars will make their first ever appearance in the state of West Virginia at "The Bullring" at the 1/4-mile Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne on Saturday, August 11. This will be a $600 to-win, $150 to-start event. The RUSH Sprints will be part of the second annual "Topless Nationals" at Genesee Speedway in Batavia, NY for the first time with back-to-back $800 to-win, $160 to-start events on September 15-16. The driver that earns the most points over the two days will receive a $300 bonus from RUSH! Drivers will be able to sign in free on the opening night at Genesee. Additional bonuses from Pace for the Genesee weekend will also be announced in the near future.

"What Sweeney/Pace does for RUSH and our racers is tremendous," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "The events at Tyler County and Genesee are new markets for our RUSH Sprint Cars, and we have to thank Sweeney/Pace for stepping up and helping the racers out for these longer tows for the majority of our racers."

The RUSH Sprint Cars have completed 14 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series events to date in the inaugural season with Chad Ruhlman victorious eight times, Gale Ruth, Jr. three times, Arnie Kent twice, and Zach Morrow once. Ruth leads the $5,000 to-win points heading into the August 5 event at Old Bradford (PA) Speedway. A total of 18 different cars have raced with several more expected soon.

Pace Performance is a complete source for GM performance needs and is owned by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in Boardman, Ohio. For more information, check out their website at www.paceperformance.com or call 888-748-4655.

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

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

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports charges to top-five at Plymouth

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) August 1, 2018 – After sitting idle for 14 days due to a rain out last Saturday, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team returned to action in impressive fashion by notching a strong fourth-place showing in Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car competition at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, July 28.

With 27 PDTR Sprint Cars on hand for the event, Pokorski began the second PDTR Sprint Car heat race from the sixth starting spot. The 26-year veteran showcased his skill by ducking low in the first turn of the opening lap to maneuver his blue No. 4 machine past Chris Clayton and Anthony Knierim to claim fourth on the first circuit of the 10-lap event.

Despite encountering a throttle issue throughout the heat race, the 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) Masters Series champion held on to the fourth spot the rest of the way en route to locking up the 10th starting position in the 25-lap PDTR Sprint Car main event.

“The throttle linkage was hanging up and the car wouldn’t idle in the heat race, so hitting my entry properly each lap was tough,” Pokorski said.

On a wide and smooth track surface that was ripe for slide jobs, Pokorski went to work slicing his way up through the field in the A main. On lap 4, Pokorski slid past PDTR Sprint Car rookie Chris Flick to assume ninth.

After a caution was displayed for Danny Schlafer, who caught the turn three wall on lap 11, Pokorski restarted the race in eighth place. On lap 16, Jim Melis executed a slide job to steal eighth. However, Pokorski returned the favor to maintain the eighth spot on lap 17.

Five laps later, Pokorski pulled off a huge slide job in turn two to squeeze his way past Justin Miller to assume seventh on lap 22. On lap 23, contact between Tyler Brabant and Doug Wondra brought out a caution flag and bumped Pokorski up to fourth on the final single-file restart.

On the restart, Miller briefly surged ahead of Pokorski in turn two, but Pokorski battled back to maintain the position with a power move off of turn four en route to a fourth-place showing and his third top-five and ninth top-10 A-main showing of the 2018 campaign in a race won by Brandon McMullen.

“We tried something a little different again and it seemed to work okay,” Pokorski said. “I thought the track prep was decent. All the slide jobs in the feature were fun, and some guys made passes on the bottom too, so I’d say the track was pretty good. I can’t wait to do all again this Saturday.”

On Saturday, Aug. 4, the Pokorski Motorsports team will again be in action at The Plymouth Dirt Track as PDTR celebrates Past Champions Night. Pokorski will be among the former Plymouth track champions who will be honored during a special ceremony at intermission. Pokorski captured two Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Winged Super Modified championships while racing at Plymouth weekly in 2003 and 2004.

Grandstands open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2018 season include: Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company. For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com. Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering Inc. Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a new sponsor for the 2018 racing season. Quest Engineering focuses solely on full overlay cabinetry and complimenting custom products, including kitchen, bath, closets, garage, entertainment and commercial casework projects. Quest’s skilled team of customer advocates, product specialists, engineers, production managers and operations team rely on a continuous improvement philosophy to pave the road to success. Founded as a contract wood products fabricator in West Bend by brothers Chris and Todd Lefeber in 2001, Quest operated on mostly manual machines until adding CNC equipment and parametric engineering software to its repertoire in 2006. In late 2008, Quest Engineering made the move from a direct sales to a dealer sales model with an increased focus on its capacity as a manufacturer. Quest moved from its original facility in West Bend to a newly renovated production facility in Richfield in fall 2012. In May 2015, working with equipment, software, and special service vendors, Quest expanded with the addition of a second manufacturing plant. Housing a flexible casework production cell, a custom fabrication cell and a small warehouse, a new facility in Jackson was opened, featuring a design center and showroom. “We spent time working on new sponsorship for this year and we are very excited to have Quest Engineering on board with us for 2018,” Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.” Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

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

2018 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule Saturday, August 4 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, August 11 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Sunday, August 12 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. Saturday, August 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Sunday, August 19 – TNT Speedway, Three Lakes, Wis.

2018 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers Total Events – 14 MSA events – 13 IRA events - 1 A Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 3 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 9 Heat Race Victories – 2

 

 

UPDATE: Silent Auction To Benefit Johnson Family
KNOXVILLE, IA – August 1, 2018 –Due to the increased amount of generosity what was scheduled to be just a live auction, in benefit for the Johnson Family will now also include a silent auction.
In conjunction with the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, the auction will be held on Friday, August
10th from 9am-12pm in Dyer Hudson Hall at the Marion County Fairgrounds. All proceeds will be donated to the family of the 2016 Knoxville Nationals Champion Jason Johnson, Bobbi and five-year-old son Jaxx.

Here are just a few of the many items that have been graciously
donated:

• Custom JJR 41 benches, stained glass, metal poster,
diecast car
• NASCAR items from- Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Chase Elliot, Dale JR, Kevin Harvick
• Signed helmets from- NFL Chiefs, Dale JR, Mark Dobmeier, Knoxville Competitors
• Ticket packages from- World Finals, Jackson Nationals, Bloomington, Brad Doty Classic and Dirt Classic at Attica Raceway Park
• Drivers suits from- Kevin Harvick, Joe Saldana, Brad Sweet, Bill Rose
• Side panels, tail tanks and gloves
• NOS Energy package
• Hendrick Motorsports
• Roush Racing
• Noah Ennis helmet
• And so much more!

Drivers, teams, tracks and fans that have auction items they
would be willing to donate can do so by calling (719) 660-
6995 or 901-351-3315 or by emailing Matt Wood (mlwspt@aol.com) or Mandy Pittman (mandydawnpittman@yahoo.com).
All donations must be received by Tuesday, August 7th.

 

 

Must See Racing sprint cars prepare to race at Owosso Speedway last August. The series returns there on Saturday.

HOLLY, Mich. – The overarching story of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season entering Saturday’s Fast Forty at Owosso Speedway can be summarized in one word: parity.

The series has already seen its largest number of different winners since 2014, with five drivers – Jimmy McCune, Bronzie Lawson IV, Aaron Pierce, Brian Gerster and Bobby Santos III – visiting victory lane in the eight races contested so far this year.

Two of those five added their names to the Must See Racing record books for the first time, with Lawson topping the series at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway in April and Santos winning at Madison (Wis.) Int’l Speedway less than a week ago, marking the first new winners in the series since the 2016 season.

And if all that weren’t enough, Charlie Schultz nearly scored his first series win last Saturday at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway, while young gun Anthony McCune and veteran Tom Jewell have both knocked on the door to victory lane at various points during the year as well.

Each of those factors together adds up to what might be the most hotly-contested visit to the three-eighths-mile Michigan oval in series history, with the ninth race of the Must See Racing season set for Aug. 4 and a myriad of potential outcomes in play.

Schultz will be looking for revenge after being passed for the win by Jimmy McCune with two laps to go at Rockford, while the three-time defending series champion and points leader has already been victorious four times this year and hopes to score his third Owosso win in the last four races.

Both veterans will have to overcome a loaded field in order to hoist the trophy, however, with former Owosso winner Jason Blonde, Anthony McCune, Jewell, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom and fellow Must See Racing regulars Jerry Caryer and Adam Biltz all rejoining the battle as well.

Perhaps the best description of the Must See Racing parity this season came from Rockford Speedway general manager David Deery following the tour’s most recent event on July 28.

In that race, the top-four drivers spent the last 15 laps jockeying for position around the quarter-mile bullring while navigating slower traffic, all while separated by just more than one second.

The race may have featured a slightly lower-than-average car count compared to the rest of the season, but it didn’t matter at that juncture, Deery noted. What mattered was the close competition out front.

“The fun part for the fans at Rockford was that the Must See guys were doing 12-second laps, so that made it even more exciting,” Deery said. “I told (series president) Jim (Hanks) before the weekend that really, all we needed was about six good cars and we were going to have a hell of a show. As the crowd saw Saturday, it didn’t take much to accomplish exactly that.

“When you have the talented drivers that Must See Racing brings racing within inches of one another and putting on that kind of a show, that’s the thing people remember and I think that’s what has made the series’ season this year so memorable up to this point.”

Saturday’s Must See Racing event is part of Owosso Speedway’s Open Wheel Mania event, with the Illini Midgets joining ‘The World’s Fastest Short Track Cars’ on the four-division card.

Pit gates open at noon, with hot laps kicking off at 2 p.m., qualifying taking the green flag at 5 p.m. and racing beginning at 7 p.m.

For more information on the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Josh Schneiderman – Forget It and Focus on Nationals

Des Moines, IA (August 1, 2018) – After a couple of nights with the All Stars Circuit of Champions that Josh Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports team would be happy to forget, they’ll reset and prepare for the Knoxville Nationals! Josh will look to build some momentum at Knoxville Raceway this Sunday in the Capitani Classic, before taking the World of Wheels #49 into battle when their Nationals run begins with the Thursday qualifying night.

Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway started off with Josh clocking a qualifying time good enough to land him right in the middle of his group. Starting from the outside of the third row, he would charge his way into a transfer position, before the driver got the best of himself. “It was a disappointing heat, because not staying in the transfer spot was all on me,” said Schneiderman. “I was up to 4th and, had I stayed on the cushion, we likely would have put it in the show.”

“The Professor” decided to test out the bottom, which allowed Sammy Swindell to get by for the final transfer out of the heat: “I overthought it and went low,” said Schneiderman. Relegated to the night’s B-main, Josh would once again end the race one spot short in 5th.

“The car felt good in the B-main,” said Josh. “We were right there battling for the transfer spot and had it for a bit, but just couldn’t quite hang onto it.”

Suffering an early end to a frustrating night, the Deuce Motorsports team was able to find a silver-lining that made them feel a bit lucky. “During the B-main, something had knocked the water line off and I hadn’t noticed it, as the motor had just been a little warm, but I thought that was due to racing hard,” said Josh. “Had we made it into the A, it’s likely we would have gone out and hurt the motor, so that was one positive on the night.”

Not only did the team not do any damage to their equipment, but when debriefing the next day and cleaning their equipment, they realized that their night wasn’t too bad overall. “We talked it over on Sunday,” said Josh. “We were fast all night and the car was working better than it had been the last few weeks. Plus, we just missed making the feature twice on a night where there were 56 cars there who were all pretty strong; definitely not something to hang our heads about.”

While Schneiderman and the Deuce Motorsports team felt like their performance with the All Stars on Saturday bodes well for the busy week to come, Sunday night at 34 Raceway is one they’d rather forget.

“We made a mistake before we ever even got to the track by the motor we decided to drop in the car,” said Josh. “I had assumed that the track would be a bit drier and slick off, but they definitely threw us a curveball with the track prep and had it wetter than I’ve seen it in a decade.”

Things didn’t go much better when Schneiderman took the Universal Therapy Group #49 to the track for his heat race. “I actually got a good run into turn one in our heat, but when I got there Jac [Haudenschild] was pretty far sideways and I had to slam on the breaks to miss him,” said Josh. “It just felt like a night where we couldn’t catch the break that we needed.”

After another night of not making it out of the B-main, Josh views the weekend as one where he and the team need to focus on the good and forget the rest. “34 has been great to me and my family, but Sunday just wasn’t our night,” said Schneiderman. “It’s a weekend that we just need to move on and forget about.”

“The Professor” and the rest of the Deuce Motorsports team will have one more chance to work out the kinks at the Knoxville Raceway this Sunday at the Capitani Classic, before they look to put their best foot forward at the Knoxville National in their Thursday night prelim!

World of Wheels World of Wheels has proudly been servicing the Des Moines area for over 25 years, selling quality pre-owned vehicles. World of Wheels’ #1 priority is helping you find the vehicle of your choice. At the World of Wheels location in Ankeny, IA, you will find one of the nicest showrooms in town, in addition to a friendly, knowledgeable sales staff, backed with an exceptional service department. Please visit World of Wheels today for your next vehicle purchase or let them assist you with your automotive service and maintenance needs. Visit their website at www.worldofwheelsonline.com.

Universal Therapy Group Universal Therapy Group offers comprehensive therapeutic care and support service. They offer a variety of services including: pre and post-surgery rehab, work-related injury prevention and rehab, sports enhancement, and personal training. With locations in Burlington, IA; Fairfield, IA; and Fort Madison, IA, they are here to help you with your health care needs. Universal Therapy Group has also recently added a new fitness facility, Universal Fitness located in Burlington, IA. Universal Fitness features state of the art training equipment, along with a knowledge staff to help you train properly and efficiently. Visit them today and let them show you how they can assist you with your health care goals. Visit their website at www.universaltherapygroup.com.

Josh on Twitter and Facebook Be sure to keep up with Josh and the Deuce Motorsports #49 team…

Twitter: @JSRACING49 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jsracing49?fref=ts

Josh’s Weekly Releases If you’d like to be added to Josh’s e-mail list for weekly releases, e-mail broegracewriting@gmail.com with “Josh” in the Subject Line.

Deuce Motorsports would like to extend thanks and are honored to announce their partnerships with: World of Wheels, WOW Auto, Universal Therapy Group, Universal Fitness, Land Pride, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Massey Ferguson, Gleaner Combines, Matteson Marine, J&J Auto Racing, Automotive Machine, Engler Injection, DMI, Weld Racing, Hoosier Tire, Mountain Dew Kick Start, SignTec Signs, Hepfner Racing Products.

 

 

Wilson Excited for Ironman 55 Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (Aug. 1, 2018) - Greg Wilson is heading to one of his favorite tracks this weekend when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels backed team placed seventh at the high-banked oval last year during their lone visit.

"It's in my top five of fun race tracks to go to," he said. "It's just a cool place. I love going there. It's always racy. The fans are always awesome. It's a neat place. The fact that they're doing two Ironman 55s over the weekend is pretty cool."

Both nights will showcase a 55-lap feature - the longest on the World of Outlaws circuit - with $20,000 going to the winner.

"If you can get in the race the race is long," Wilson said. "You have opportunities to move forward. There will be a lot of talented competition there so first we have to make the A Main. I'm excited to see if some of the changes we're making are right."

Wilson competed in New York last weekend beginning with the Big 'R' Outlaw Shootout on Friday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville. He qualified 11th quickest, placed fourth in a heat race and ended 11 th in the main event. It was his best-ever finish at the track.

"The year before we were just kinda there," he said. "This time we were halfway competitive all night. At the end of the night we didn't do a good job on a couple of things, but we still had a lot better night than the previous year and we have something to build on."

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway during the Empire State Challenge. Wilson timed in 19th quickest and placed seventh in a heat race on the tricky track before he rebounded in the A Main by charging from 19th to a 13th-place finish.

"We haven't raced on something like that in a long time," he said. "The track was really hard to get a hold of and we just didn't do our job early in the night. At the end of the night we ended up okay by passing cars in the feature. We kinda gave away the beginning of the night, but we rebounded well in the A Main."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 27 - Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 11 (11).

July 29 - Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); Feature: 13 (19).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Ironman 55 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redlined Welding & Construction and Callies

Redlined Welding & Construction, which is headquartered in Lake Stevens, Wash., performs welding and construction for fishing boats and processors.

Callies Performance Products began manufacturing high performance crankshafts in 1989. With many years of engineering and employee experience, Callies has grown to be the industry leader for innovative product design. For more information, visit http://www.Callies.com.

"I want to thank Shannon and Cheri Wheatley with Redlined Welding & Construction for helping us out," Wilson said. "It's also great to be involved in a company that's in our backyard like Callies, which I've been working since I started racing when I was 15-years-old."

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

 

 

Bowers Maintains UMSS Points Lead Thanks to Second-Place Finish

Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (Aug. 1, 2018) - Ryan Bowers recorded yet another podium finish with the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series last Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway.

"We started second in the heat race and won," he said. "After hot laps, we made a few changes on the car that helped us out. We led every lap and felt good."

After the heat race, Bowers and his team tuned up his car a little more before the Wing of the Hill, which is a one-on-one qualifying race.

"We were the top qualifier so that seeded us first for the Wing of the Hill," he said. "We won that as well, which started us on the pole of the feature."

The track changed a bit more than the team thought it would, getting somewhat rougher than it had been.

"With the track changing how it did, we kind of missed the setup," he said. "We were still able to come home with a second-place finish though. It was another solid night at the track."

Bowers is currently the UMSS points leader with just a handful of races remaining in the season. The next event is Aug. 18 at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Heat race: 1 (2); Wing of the Hill: 1 (1); Feature 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 18 at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., with the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanBowers.us

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hilltop Camper and RV

Hilltop Camper and RV is a third-generation family owned and operated sales, service, rental and parts business. For more than 65 years, Hilltop Camper and RV has made customer satisfaction its top priority, understanding the customers' aspirations and always evolving to match customer needs, technology and marketplace demands. For more information, visit http://www.HilltopCamper.com.

"I worked at Hilltop Camper and RV for about seven years and now my wife works there," Bowers said. "They are pretty much like family to us. It's been a great opportunity to represent their company and be part of their family."

Bowers would also like to thank FVP, King Solutions, Fastsigns, K1 Racegear, Rice Creek Building and Remodeling, Operation: 23 to Zero, Jeff Westall Outdoors, Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Farmers Insurance Jeffrey Green Agency, GRP Motorsports, Elevated Health Center, Race Coatings, Liquid Nitro, Speedwerx, Champion Helmets, Gillund Enterprises, Justice Brothers, Super Shox, Torsion Bar Rate, Triple X Race Components, DMI, K&N Filters and MSD Ignition for their continued support.

 

 

Bergman Adds Another Victory to Continue Momentum Into 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MASON CITY, Iowa (Aug. 1, 2018) - Seth Bergman is off to the best start of his career since 2015, when he also had nearly identical wins, top fives and top 10s through this point of the season en route to a career-best campaign.

Bergman added another triumph last weekend to boost his win column to nine victories.

"We race to win and we've done a better job this year of putting ourselves in position to win races," he said. "There's a big event coming up this weekend and we have all the confidence that we can go in and be a contender. We need to do what we've done throughout this year to give ourselves a shot and then we'll see how it plays out."

Bergman is heading into the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank this weekend at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he is seeking another win during a prestigious event that pays $15,000-to-win.

Bergman has momentum on his side after he won his eighth career ASCS Red River Region event last Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. He maneuvered from seventh to fourth place during a heat race to make the feature redraw.

"We did what we needed to in the heat race to make the redraw and then luck was on our side as we pulled the No. 1," he said. "That certainly helps to start on the pole, but it doesn't guarantee a win. We had to have the car right and make good decisions on the track. We were able to do both things and come away with a victory."

Bergman wrapped up the weekend on Sunday at Mason City Motor Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com. He finished where he started - third - in a heat race. That missed a spot into the feature redraw by only one position and lined him up ninth for the A Main.

"Mason City is a big, fast track and passing was at a premium," he said. "We were able to gain a few positions by putting ourselves in a position to capitalize if someone gave us an opportunity."

Bergman's sixth-place finish was his 32nd top 10 of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 1 (1).

July 29 - Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 6 (9).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 9 wins, 22 top fives, 32 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"We're proud to have such a valued company in Lucas Oil Products, Inc., join our team this season," Bergman said. "They make top-of-the-line products that all the race teams use and their brand is known as quality so it's exciting to have the support of such an esteemed company."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Young Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Bogucki Ready for 360 Nationals After Runner-Up Result at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - MASON CITY, Iowa (Aug. 1, 2018) - Scott Bogucki tuned up for arguably one of the biggest 360ci winged sprint car events in the country with a runner-up finish last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Unfortunately, he was caught up in a crash that resulted in a 17 th-place finish the next night while competing with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com at Mason City Motor Speedway.

The positive moment of the weekend came on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where Bogucki qualified fourth out of 44 entries. A sixth to fourth-place run in his heat race put him on the pole of the feature. He took the lead early, but surrendered the top spot to multi-time track champion Clint Garner on Lap 10 after getting trapped behind a lapped car. Bogucki maintained the position for the remainder of the race.

"We had the car way too free in the feature," he said. "I knew three laps in I was going to be in trouble later in the race. I pulled the wing back as far as I could without really hurting the handling and had to stick to the cushion, which really cost me in lapped traffic."

The runner-up finish has Bogucki confident heading into the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank this Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

"The great news is we have a really good car going into the Nationals," he added. "With the format, you have to be on kill from the time you unload. You need to qualify really well and pass cars in your heat and get a very good feature finish to hopefully lock yourself into Saturday's A Main."

Bogucki also can't wait to get the sour taste out of his mouth from last Sunday's outing at Mason City Motor Speedway. He blasted from ninth to fifth in his heat race and rolled off eighth in the feature.

"I got tangled up with another car on the opening lap and that ended our night," he said. "It could have been a lot worse. That place is one of these fastest tracks I've ever been to. I've never experienced dirty air like that."

Besides the 360 Knoxville Nationals, Bogucki is planning on competing in the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores at Knoxville Raceway Aug. 8-11 as well as the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge next Monday and the Ultimate ASCS Challenge next Tuesday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

"I love all the racing we get to do over the next two weeks, especially with the car we have," he said. "My guys have busted their butts to get us ready for this."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (1).

July 29 - Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa - Heat race: 5 (9); Feature: 17 (8)

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 15 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 19 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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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.

"We get to race on the biggest sprint car stage in the world over the next two weeks and I'm excited to get SawBlade and all my sponsors great exposure and hopefully put them in Victory Lane," Bogucki said.

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

 

 

Bradshaw Fuels Presents Emergency Services Night at Ohsweken on August 3 ft. Late Model Open and Action Sprint Tour

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 1, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway is set to kickoff the month of August with a different twist to its Friday Night Excitement program as Bradshaw Fuels presents Emergency Services night. All Emergency Services personnel, including police, fire fighters, paramedics and first responders will receive free admission with their professional ID.

On the track, the Late Model Open headlines the night’s action as the top Late Model drivers from across the province converge on Ohsweken for the only Late Model race of the season on the Six Nations 3/8-mile oval.

The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com will make its second appearance of the season at Ohsweken. The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks will run a full program while the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will start the night with their July 20 feature that was postponed due to rain before continuing into a full race program.

Race time is 7:30pm with grandstand gates opening at 6:00pm. Adult admission is just $14 or $7 with a new, unwrapped toy while Seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) are only $10. Kids aged 7-12 are only $3 and Kids 6 and under are free. This pricing is in effect for all weekly Friday Night Excitement shows in 2018.

Late Model Open

Dirt Late Model racing returns to Ohsweken for one night only in 2018 with the Ohsweken Late Model Open on Friday night. Entry for the Late Model Open is available to Crate Late Model and Open Motor Late Model. The event will consist of eight lap qualifying heat races, a four-lap dash and a 20-lap main event. Last season’s race saw 29 drivers from Brighton Speedway, Humberstone Speedway, South Buxton Raceway and the state of New York to form a very competitive field.

At the end of the 2017 event, it was Brighton Speedway champion Charlie Sandercock who drove to Lucas Oil Victory Lane ahead of South Buxton pilot Jason Haskell while Brighton veteran Kyle Sopaz navigated his Crate-powered car to a third-place finish, proving that anybody can succeed at Ohsweken with the right setup. Entering this week’s race, Sandercock is the current point leader at Brighton, Chad Homan of Macedon, NY leads the weekly standings at Humberstone and Dale Glassford is the point leader at South Buxton.

Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com

The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com make its second appearance of the season at Ohsweken and the race will mark the beginning of the second half of the season for the upstart tour’s inaugural season. The tour is coming off a thrilling race last Saturday night at Merrittville Speedway that saw 15-year-old Jacob Dykstra drive to Victory Lane and become the tour’s third different winner in five races.

Ohsweken weekly drivers Shone Evans and Aaron Turkey both have a pair of wins on the tour this year. Turkey scored the victory in the tour’s inaugural race at Ohsweken on May 18. Current Ohsweken point leader Jesse Costa is also the Action Sprint Tour’s high-point man. Entering the sixth race of the season, he leads Turkey by 15 points while Evans, Dykstra and Ryan Hunsinger round out the top-five.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Trevor DeBoer became the third member of his family to earn an Ohsweken Speedway feature win last Friday night and seventh different victor in the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock division’s 10 Feature events this season. Dave Bailey’s fourth win of the campaign in the second Feature last week solidified his position as the point leader. Joining him in the win column so far this season are Ryan Dinning, Logan Shwedyk, Mark Bazuin, Ken Sargent and Lee Winger.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks also saw a first time winner last Friday night at Mike Sarantakos drove his “Purple People Eater” No.6x to victory lane to become the sixth different winner in nine races. Nick Masi leads the way in the win column with four victories while Gillian Hils, Sean Iftody, Tim DeBoer, Dusty DeBoer and Sarantakos all have single victories so far this season. About Bradshaw Fuels: Based in Waterford, Ontario, Bradshaw Fuels Limited was founded in 1979. The company’s line of business includes the wholesale distribution of petroleum and petroleum products. Call them at 519 443-8611, or visit their website at www.BradshawFuels.com.

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now! Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15 are on sale now! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000-to-win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2018 schedule of events, click here.

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

2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

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

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

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Andrews Close to First Attica Victory of the Season

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (Aug. 1, 2018) - Chris Andrews hasn't had the greatest luck at Attica Raceway Park this year.

Coming off his second championship at the track in Attica, Ohio, last year, the Burmeister Racing driver came very close to scoring his first win of the season there last Friday.

Andrews qualified eighth quickest and won a heat race before he started the feature fifth. He battled with Travis Philo for the 410ci sprint car win before settling for a close runner-up finish.

"I probably should have won at Attica," he said. "I've watched the video three times and I have seen many, many things I should have done different the last five laps. But I'll give Travis credit. He's very hard to pass."

Unfortunately, a broken front end part caused him to flip the following night at Fremont Speedway. Andrews, who came into the race having won the last two features at the track, was battling for a top-five spot when a mechanical failure sent him flipping halfway through the main event.

"We think a king pin came out of the front axle and it caused the wheel to fold in and we went for a ride," he said. "Luckily I don't think we bent the frame. The guys took the rear end out to be checked and put a new front axle in and we are ready to go."

Andrews is currently sixth in the championship standings at Attica Raceway Park, third in the championship standings at Fremont Speedway and fourth in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics championship standings.

He plans to compete in a FAST event this Saturday at Fremont Speedway followed by the Great Lakes Nationals at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, Aug. 10-11 with the FAST Series.

"We are trying to get everything out of this engine it has left and hopefully put our fresh motor in for the big weekend at Mansfield," he added.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 27 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 2 (5).

July 28 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 17 (10).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews19c

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kistler Engines

Kistler Engines was established in 1993 and builds lightweight, high performance racing engines with a commitment to quality. The company pride itself in high tech, innovative designs, producing highly competitive engines for sprint cars (410ci, 360ci and 305ci) as well as late models and midgets. Kistler Engines has also earned a great reputation for its service among professional race teams due to a quick turnaround time on engine rebuilds.

Kistler Engines uses of state-of-the art equipment, the highest standard quality parts and invests in constant research and development. Kistler Engines is setting the standard in the ultra competitive field of dirt track racing today. Customers powered by Kistler engines have set numerous quick times and track records. They have also won on the local level as well as on national traveling series such as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, All Star Circuit of Champions and USAC. For more information, visit http://www.KistlerEngines.com.

"Our engines have been strong all year," Andrews said. "All you have to do is look at our qualifying results to see how good our motors are running. When we have had minor issues, Kistler's guys get things back to us quickly."

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

 

 

Cory Turner Races To Runner-Up Result at Brighton

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (August 1, 2018) – Cory Turner turned in another strong weekend in his KT Tobacco/Silo Wireless No.97 Sprint Car and earned a second-place finish at Brighton Speedway with the Southern Ontario Sprints on Saturday night. It was his eighth top-five finish in 14 starts this season. Friday’s Feature at Ohsweken Speedway was rained out.

Turner started the weekend with a heat race win at Ohsweken after outfoxing Dylan Westbrook and Mack DeMan to claim the victory.

“We started on the pole of the heat, but Dylan and Mack started in the row behind me, so it’s not like it was given to us,” Turner said. “We had a caution with a couple laps to go and Dylan was right on my back bumper too. The car was really good and I was happy with it.”

Turner was scheduled to roll off eighth before the rain came and ended the night early. The team then reset and prepared for Saturday’s action at Brighton where Cory ran second in his qualifying heat to start the night. The runner-up result put him in the redraw where he pulled the eighth starting spot for the second night in a row.

“We got past a few guys on the start,” Turner said. “Kyle Phillips and Tyler Rand started first and third and they were both running the bottom. My brother Ryan got around them on the top and I was following him. He just got by them coming to the start-finish line and I had them down the backstretch, but the caution came out, so we went back a lap.”

That forced Turner to restart in fifth instead of third and to begin the process of working around Rand all over again.

It took me another 10 laps to get around Rand because the bottom was the place to be and he was on it, so you have to go where he’s not,” Turner said. “I was able to get around him in lapped traffic.”

The pass put Turner in third for the final restart of the race with four laps to go with his brother Ryan leading and Holly Porter holding onto second.

“I was able to get around Holly with two to go,” Turner said. “My brother was about 10 or 12 car lengths ahead of me at the end, so it wasn’t close. I would have liked it to be closer and give him a run at the end.”

A third win on the season certainly would have been nice, but Cory was as excited as he’s even been to finish second as he watched Ryan celebrate his first career 360 Sprint Car win.

“It’s been a long time coming for him,” Cory said. “He definitely earned this one when he drove by Holly. It’s cool, both my Dad’s first win and his first win, I ran second.”

There is no 360 Sprint Car racing at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, August 3, so Turner plans to compete at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, NY with the Empire Super Sprints on Saturday, August 4.

“It’s a real gauge of where you’re at when you run with those guys,” Turner said. “Jason Barney, Coleman Gulick, Danny Varin and Chuck Hebing are all good down there.”

For more information on Cory Turner Motorsports, visit www.coryturnermotorsports.com.

CORY TURNER SEASON STATS
97 Cory Turner – 14 Starts: 2 Wins, 8 Top-5s, 10 Top-10s

CORY TURNER MEDIA
Website: coryturnermotorsports.com
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CORY’S CREW
Cory Turner is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2018 race season, including KT Tobacco, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Mobil 1, Kings Wood Products, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Hauser’s Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Northern Performance, Charlie Bee Honey, and ImageFactor.ca.

 

 

Ball Carrying Momentum Into 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MASON CITY, Iowa (Aug. 1, 2018) - Jamie Ball is carrying momentum into the 360 Knoxville Nationals after scoring a couple of top-five finishes last weekend.

The White Lightning Motorsports driver kicked off a four-race week last Tuesday at Dubuque Motor Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, with the Sprint Invaders. He finished second in heat race action before ending third in the dash. Ball started on the outside of the third row for the feature and he recorded a top-five finish ending in fifth.

"We have always raced well at Dubuque, never finishing out of the top five and earning one win over the last four years racing there at their fair race," he said. "The track started out awesome with a fantastic cushion before the bottom came in during the A Main. It was just a very fast track and difficult to pass on as everyone fought for the bottom."

Ball ventured to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints on Friday. He advanced from fifth to third place during a heat race before capping the night with a runner-up result in the main event.

"I-80 Speedway has been very good to us the last couple years and after getting our first win of the year there in April we were eager to return," he said. "There was a very talented field of drivers on hand so we knew it would be tough. The heat went well and we made the redraw and drew the No. 3. Chris (Martin) and I always race each other very hard and I knew it would be a tough battle with him. Chris got to the lead and I got to second right away and I trailed him for a while with us both running the cushion. Chris just got through lapped cars much easier than I did and we couldn't catch him, but hung on for a solid second-place finish."

Ball returned to his home track of Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday. He qualified fifth quickest out of 44 cars and started on the outside of the third row in his heat race. He moved forward in the heat to place fourth before gaining a position and ending sixth in the main event.

"As always I was eager and excited to return home to Knoxville Raceway," Ball said. "It was our last tune-up before the 360 Knoxville Nationals. Our qualifying effort was excellent as we timed fifth, went forward in the heat and the A Main started off good until about eight laps in. Then I just made too many driver errors and overdrove the car and put it in bad spots. We learned some things from our new crew chief, Rob Hart, and I feel fortunate to have made some bad decisions during a race the week before 360 Nationals. We are more prepared than we have ever been going into this week and we look forward to the challenge of making our fifth consecutive 360 Nationals A Main start on Saturday night."

To round out the weekend, Ball jumped back into competition with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com on Sunday at Mason City Motor Speedway. He finished where he started - seventh - in a heat race. Ball took the green flag of the A Main from the inside of the seventh row and advanced two positions to finish 11th.

"Once again we were at a new track in Mason City," he said. "We simply struggled to find speed all night long. We're really hoping to use the next week to dissect the car and be ready for when the ASCS National Tour returns on Aug. 7 for the Ultimate Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa."

Ball will be busy the next two weeks in Iowa, competing in the 58 th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey's General Stores at Knoxville Raceway Aug. 8-11 following the 360 Knoxville Nationals and Ultimate ASCS Challenge. The action begins this weekend with the 360 Knoxville Nationals.

"Last year we had another solid qualifying night and I was the top point guy after Thursday night at 360 Nationals," Ball said. "We lined up fourth and would peak as high as second before falling to fifth in Saturday's $15,000-to-win A Main. Although we haven't been racing at Knoxville Raceway nearly as much in 2018 we have goals set very high once again and are expecting to be competing up front for the win come Saturday night. It simply feels good to be back home at Knoxville Raceway for the next couple weeks. It is exciting to be able to be going for our fifth consecutive 360 Nationals A Main start come Saturday night."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa - Heat: 2 (2); Heat: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 5 (6).

July 27 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (3).

July 28 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 5; Heat: 4 (6); Feature: 6 (7).

July 29 - Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa - Heat: 7 (7); Feature: 11 (13).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 9 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday at Knoxville Raceway for the Capitani Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers at each sprint car event they compete at throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - JJ Kane Auctioneers

Selling from multiple locations across the United States, JJ Kane Auctioneers specializes in asset recovery and liquidation. They hold absolute auctions year round across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.jjkane.com.

"JJ Kane Auctioneers is a huge part of our race team and has been since the beginning," Ball said. "They are also a big part of our family business and we couldn't do it without them. They are great people as well and we enjoy our business and personal relationships with each and every one of their team members."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank L&J Enterprise Inc, Timberline Tree Service, The Hearing Clinic, Iowa State Savings Bank, Chick Magnet Motorsports, My Race Pass, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Wingdance Graphics, Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, The Joie of Seating, Tire Demon by Love Tap, Fisher Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis, All Star Performance, Shell Shock, Outlaw Wings, Ryan Bowers Racing, K1 and Astro Titanium for their continued support.

 

 

Chaney and CH Motorsports Score Second-Place Finish Following Hiatus

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (Aug. 1, 2018) - Rob Chaney returned to the track for the first time in 11 weeks last Saturday when he captured a solid runner-up finish for CH Motorsports at Fremont Speedway.

Chaney led the entire race until slipping to second in traffic with two laps remaining.

"Looking at the big picture, we can't really be disappointed with our performance after not racing for so long," said Chaney, who was on the track for only the fifth night this year. "But you still hate to give up a win like that."

Chaney was the quickest of 21 cars in time trials.

"When we hot lapped I felt like I hadn't raced for a long time, which I hadn't," he said. "Then we made a few adjustments to the car. It felt really good and we cut a good lap."

Chaney lined up fourth in his heat race.

"We were in a tough heat with some really good cars," he said. "We got a decent start and were running third when a guy broke, putting us in second. We were able to maintain that to the finish."

The inversion draw for the feature went well for Chaney.

"I rolled the dice and rolled a two, which I think is the first time in my life that I've rolled a two when there was a possibility of anything higher," he said. "So that put us on the front row of the feature.

"We were able to get the lead right away in the feature and got through traffic pretty well. We had a red about halfway through and I felt like the track was kind of moving to the bottom, so I moved down and ran the middle to the bottom for the majority of the rest of the race. I just kind of hung myself up in traffic a few times with about five laps to go and let Cap (Henry) by me with about two laps to go.

"In hindsight, I know what I could've done and what I should've done, but didn't do it. I just kind of made a mistake and didn't get through traffic the way I needed to, which was a bummer. We haven't raced much this year and it was still a good finish. But, man, I just don't like getting beat."

Chaney's absence from racing may have had an effect on his performance.

"I felt a little rusty in hot laps and you only get a couple of laps," he said. "After that I just kind of took it one lap at a time. If I'd raced more this year, I probably would've been better in traffic and gave myself a little better chance to win. But there are no ifs in this sport."

While they had planned a limited schedule this year, busy schedules between Chaney and CH Motorsports co-owner Aaron Call have kept the team away from the track much more than expected.

"Both of our sons were high school seniors this year so we had all the graduation stuff to do," Chaney said. "And my son ran the state track meet so we went through all of that. Then I went through a transition at work and Aaron's been really busy with his company. So there have been some weekends where I could race and he couldn't, and others where he could race and I couldn't.

"But our schedules finally cleaned up now and it looks like we'll be able to at least run the next two weekends. We plan to run Fremont again this weekend and, if everything goes well, we'll go to Mansfield the following weekend. That's about as far out as we've planned."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_robchaney

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

Founded in 1967, Weld Wheels is the undisputed leader in maximum performance wheels. Whether it's hard core off road, on the track, or on the street, Weld Wheels has unleashed the performance potential of all types of machines for nearly 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.WeldWheels.com.

"Weld Wheels has had a long-standing partnership with CH Motorsports and have always given them a top-quality product," Chaney said.

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

 

 

New Car has Confidence Building for Mingus

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (Aug. 1, 2018) - Two months ago Kevin Mingus was struggling to find the handle on his 305ci winged sprint car.

Over the winter he became not only a driver but team owner as he embarked on only his second full season of dirt racing. A blown engine in June was a blessing in disguise as it gave Mingus time to reflect on the direction his team was going and that led to the purchase of a new chassis.

"We knew we were going to be down a few weeks so we made the decision to buy a new car," he said. "It's the first brand new car I've ever had in the years I've been racing a sprint car. Kear's Speed Shop made the transition very easy and fellow drivers Kyle Capodice and Tyler Street have been helpful with setups."

And the results have Mingus excited for the rest of the 2018 season. Last Friday the team ventured to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where Mingus placed seventh in a heat race before he raced from fourth to second in the B Main to qualify for the main feature. He then charged from 17 th to a 12th-place finish.

"It was the first night at Attica with the new car and it was a great building block," he said. "It's the first time this season we were able to transfer out of a heat or B Main. I found something on the bottom of the track."

The following night at Fremont Speedway Mingus struggled, but learned more about his new car with a 14th-place finish.

"We had a solid night at Attica followed by another solid, learning night at Fremont," he said. "We stayed on the lead lap both nights and kept pace with some pretty good cars and experienced drivers. I'm very excited for what the rest of the year has in store.

"I have to thank my wife and my dad. My dad is still learning and my wife has been very patient and has sacrificed a lot for me to do what I enjoy. They have taken a lot of pressure off me and I'm having fun again."

Mingus will travel to Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, this Friday to compete with the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro.

"We have some family stuff to do Saturday, but if I can put a solid night together Friday I may be able to convince the family to race at Fremont," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 27 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 7 (2); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 12 (17).

July 28 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Heat race: 8 (8); Feature: 14 (15).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, with the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

Instagram: mingle10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Griff's Engines

Griff's Engines, which is located in Sandusky, Ohio, provides precision engine building and machine work for all types of engines including marine motors.

"I can't say enough about all the service Griff's has provided for us with the rebuild," Mingus said. "My engine has a ton of horsepower. It's the most powerful motor I've had in the nine years I've driven a sprint car. The guys at Griff's provide a lot of insight into our engine program and I'm glad to be back with them."

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

 

 

Rilat Records Top 10 During Final Race Before 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MASON CITY, Iowa (Aug. 1, 2018) - Travis Rilat enters the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank on the heels of another top-10 result last weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

The BDS Motorsports driver invaded Mason City Motor Speedway on Sunday when an early heat race incident cost him.

"I got a really good start in the heat, but I got called back on a start," he said. "I didn't think I went early, but they did. We got moved back a row. The track was high speed and there wasn't tons of maneuverability out there."

Rilat's seventh-place finish in the heat race lined him up 14th in the A Main.

"We had a good car, but with the competition so tough it's hard to move forward a ton on a track like that," he said. "We did the best we could with the circumstances."

Rilat gained a handful of positions to finish 10th, which was his 13th top 10 of the season with the ASCS National Tour.

Rilat and BDS Motorsports will now head to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this weekend for the 360 Knoxville Nationals. It will be Rilat's first time tackling the event since 2014.

"We have a strong car and have run well at Knoxville the two times we've been there this year," he said. "As long as we keep doing what we're doing we should be ok. We just need to have a little luck on our side. If we can get the car good and the driver doesn't make any mistakes I think we can be a contender."

Rilat finished third at the half-mile oval during his most recent 360ci winged sprint car start last month.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 29 - Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa - Heat race: 7 (5); Feature: 10 (14).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 18 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 28 th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Joe's Kleen Products

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

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

 

 

Taylor Nabs Runner-Up Result in First-Ever Appearance at Honor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PUEBLO, Colo. (Aug. 1, 2018) - There's a fine line between being aggressive behind the wheel of a race car and being too timid. Zac Taylor is quickly learning how to be aggressive in a midget and it's paying off.

Taylor scored a runner-up finish last Saturday during his first-ever appearance at Honor Speedway. He said the new track had skeptics as the track wasn't in the best shape the first few races.

"They really worked hard on the surface the two weeks leading up to our race and the track was fantastic," he noted.

Taylor won his heat race from the pole position and started 10th in the feature aboard Todd Henry's mount while competing with the Lucas Oil POWRi Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association.

"I ran up to sixth and we were kind of stuck there," Taylor said. "There was a red with about five laps to go and during the caution laps I checked out the cushion. It was one of those deals where if you were going to run up there you had to be aggressive; be on the gas and drive the car very hard. I figured I had nothing to lose so that's what I did. I got up there and pushed the car harder.

"We were catching Keith (Rauch), but just ran out of laps. With Todd not being able to be with us it was just a friend of his that used to drive for him and me. All we did all night was put a round in the right rear for the heat and take it out for the feature. The car was fantastic."

Taylor is fifth in the Lucas Oil POWRi Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association championship standings following the second-place finish.

He will compete in his family owned 360ci sprint car with the ASCS Frontier Region this Friday at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., where he recorded a fifth-place finish earlier in the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Honor Speedway in Pueblo, Colo. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (10).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - H&H Resurfacing in Englewood, Colo.

"I can't thank Todd (Henry, the owner of H&H Resurfacing) enough for putting me in a car and giving me a chance to race," Taylor said. "He couldn't be with us this weekend, but he allowed one of his friends and me to take the car and have fun."

Taylor would also like to thank GatorStake, Open Season Construction, Redline Performance Roofing & Roof Coating Systems, Pitt Stop Signs and Graphix, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company and Hoosier Racing Tires for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown Eyeing Continued Success at Knoxville Entering 360 Nationals and Capitani Classic

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 1, 2018) - Brian Brown has won a lot of races at Knoxville Raceway and many of those were marquee events.

Brown claimed the 360 Knoxville Nationals in 2014 and he picked up a Capitani Classic triumph last year. Both events are on tap this weekend at the half-mile oval, where Brown will tackle the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank with a preliminary night on Thursday prior to Saturday's $15,000-to-win finale. The Capitani Classic closes out the weekend on Sunday.

"We've had the mentality the last couple of years that whatever race that's next on the calendar is the most important race of the year," he said. "We'll go in there with our best Charlie Garrett 360 and with our best Maxim car and we'll see how we stack up. If we do our job we can contend for a win."

Brown has had a banner year at Knoxville Raceway this season, winning seven 410ci winged sprint car main events as well as a 360ci winged sprint car show.

His team got one final test in last Saturday during an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions race that featured more than 50 other competitors. Brown qualified 12th quickest overall, but the fastest in his group. He then maneuvered from fourth to win a heat race and from sixth to third place in a dash to line up on the inside of the third row for the 25-lap A Main.

"We drew a late number and we were able to set quick time in our group," he said. "In the heat race we were able to get to third real quick, then up to second and pass Brooke (Tatnell) to win. It was one of the best cars we've had in a heat all year long. We went sixth to third in a dash and felt like we had a chance to win.

"We wanted to go back to normal for a feature to see if what we were doing was headed in the right direction. Normal was not as good as what we'd been doing. On the start I missed the bottom and lost five or six spots. I think I fell to 10th or 12th. I had to work hard to get back to fourth. When there's 55 cars and you run fourth and you're disappointed it shows the type of season you've had."

Brown also competed with the All Stars on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. He timed in fourth quickest overall, placed fourth in a heat race and ended third in a dash to start the A Main sixth.

"We were really good in the feature," he said. "I felt like we were a top-three car, but we weren't as good in the middle to the end of the race as we needed. When it started laying rubber I didn't get down quick enough. The next thing you know you're running 10th. It was disappointing, but like I told the guys fourth, fifth, seventh or 12 th, if you don't win it doesn't matter where you end up."

Brown finished with a 12th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 27 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (4); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 12 (6).

July 28 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 1 (4); Dash: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 8 wins, 19 top fives, 21 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday at Knoxville Raceway for the Capitani Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Clem's Helmets

Clem's Helmets, which is based in Marshall, Mo., paints custom designs on helmets. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ClemsSign/ .

"Clem has been one of my best friends for about 10 years now," Brown said. "He got into the business of painting helmets and I feel like he's an undiscovered talent. I'm honored to have him paint our helmets."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, J.D. Welding & Machine, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

Bacon Bound for PA Midget Week after Strong Sprintweek

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (August 1, 2018) – After an idle day or two on the heels of an impressive USAC Sprint Car “Indiana Sprintweek”, Broken Arrow, OK, native Brady Bacon is eastbound and down for the Fourth Annual USAC National Midget series “PA Midget Week” that fires off Thursday night.

USAC’s PA Midget Week action kicks off at Path Valley Speedway Park on Thursday before moving on to Linda’s Speedway on Friday, Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on Saturday and then BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Following four nights of action aboard the FMR No. 76m Midget, Bacon will make the quick turnaround back to Iowa for next week’s 58th Annual Knoxville Nationals aboard the Brady Bacon Racing No. 99 Winged Sprint Car.

Midgets this week and the winged Sprint Car next week comes in the aftermath of seven nights of non-wing USAC Sprint Car action over the course of “Indiana Sprintweek”.

And it was a week in which Bacon continued to show impressive speed each night out aboard the Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts/Tony Elliott Foundation No. 99 with a win the opening night out at Plymouth Speedway on July 20 highlighting a Sprintweek that included four top-ten finishes and concluded with Hard Charger honors in Saturday’s finale at Haubstadt.

Sprintweek kicked off with “The Macho Man” notching his fourth USAC Sprint Car win of the season by racing from the fourth position to pace the field the final half of the race at Plymouth Speedway on the way to victory lane, outlasting a leaking right rear tire over the final laps.

“I was getting a little nervous towards the end, I wasn’t quite sure on the racetrack where I needed to be,” Bacon said afterward. “Everything is kinda clicking right now, the car is back to the way it felt in the No. 69.”

After Saturday’s Kokomo postponement, Bacon rallied from 14th on Sunday night, July 22, at Lawrenceburg Speedway to capture his second podium finish in a row by making a late run to capture third at the stripe.

“Our car was really coming in at the end, I think we had the best car at the end of the race,” Bacon commented. “We gained a bunch at the beginning but then we were tight and lost a few spots before we got moving again. We just had to start a little too far back.”

Action continued on Tuesday, July 24, with the Kokomo makeup event where Bacon salvaged a 12th place finish on the night after getting collected in an early race incident.

Bacon was right back in the hunt the next night at the Terre Haute Action Track, landing a front row starting position and racing on to a solid fourth-place finish in the non-stop 30-lapper atop the storied ½-mile clay oval.

Round Five at Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway on Thursday, July 26, opened up with Bacon setting a quick time of 12.276 second over a field of 47 entries before wrapping up the night in 16th.

After starting seventh at Bloomington Speedway on Friday, Bacon held steady for a solid sixth-place run before rounding out the long week with Hard Charger efforts at Haubstadt’s Tri-State Speedway on Saturday by racing from 21st to eleventh.

“It was pretty hard to pass with the track reworked before the feature,” Bacon commented. “We made our car a lot better, but we’ve struggled for some reason without a wing here the last couple of times.”

With seven triumphs to his credit already this season, Bacon looks to add his first USAC National Midget triumph of the season to the ledger over the next four nights in Pennsylvania.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Technology/Port City Raceway, Gene Frankowiak, Cimarron Cycle Works, Priority Aviation, Triple-X Race Co., FMR Racing, FK Indy, Heath Clips Lawn Care, Elliot’s Custom Trailers and Carts, B&S Cattle, Lucas Oil Products, Kiser’s Truck and Auto, Smiley’s Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Octane Ink, CP Carrillo, PAC Racing Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Engineering, Schroth Racing, Smith Precision Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, FSR Radiators, LRB Mfg. Indy Race Parts, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts and the Tony Elliott Foundation.

2018 Quick Stats: 62 races, 7 wins, 29 top-fives, 38 top-tens.

Quick Results: USAC Amsoil Sprint Cars Indiana Sprintweek

Friday, July 20 – 1st at Plymouth Speedway

Saturday, July 21 – 3rd at Kokomo Speedway

Sunday, July 22 – 12th at Lawrenceburg Speedway

Wednesday, July 25 – 4th at Terre Haute Action Track

Thursday, July 26 – 16th at Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville)

Friday, July 27 – 6th at Bloomington Speedway

Saturday, July 28 – 11th at Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt)

Up Next: USAC National Midgets PA Midget Week

Thursday, August 2 – Path Valley Speedway Park (Spring Run, PA)

Friday, August 3 – Linda’s Speedway (Jonestown, PA)

Saturday, August 4 – Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway (Schaefferstown, PA)

Sunday, August 5 – BAPS Motor Speedway (Newberrytown, PA)

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

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

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

 

 

Blake Carrick Continues To Collect Top-10’s

PETERSEN MEDIA: Blake Carrick continues to prove to be a quick study behind the wheel of a winged 360ci sprint car as he again tallied a Top-10 finish by way of an eighth place effort on Friday night at Ocean Speedway.

“It is pretty cool to start to string together good finishes,” Blake Carrick said. “I feel good, we are fast and now it is a mixture of making laps but also competing nightly.”

Carrick got his Friday night off to a great start as he timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil No. 38 entry in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials. By way of his time trial effort, Carrick would line up in the second row of his heat race and go on to finish fourth.

Just missing out on a Dash berth, the Lincoln, CA youngster would line his machine up in the seventh starting position for the 30-lap tilt. Carrick would go a great job in the feature event as he raced with the likes of older brother, Tanner, Matthew Moles, and Cole Macedo at times as he stayed solidly inside the Top-10.

Carrick would hold his own all race long, and when the checkered flag flew he was came across the finish line with his third career Top-10 finish as he would be in the eighth position.

Saturday night Carrick and his team made the trip to Placerville Speedway where he would take on the 410ci King of the West Series a little underpowered as he would still have his 360ci power plant bolted in his entry.

Timing in 25th fastest in time trials, Carrick would race his way to a seventh place finish in his heat race and be forced into the ‘B’ Main for one final shot at qualifying for the 30-lap feature event.

Lining up 10th in the semi, Carrick would have to do a little work to get into a transfer position. Able to make some moves, the rookie driver was able to secure the seventh and final transfer position and put his 360 in the 410 feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 22nd starting position, Carrick would continue to do all he could on a Placerville Speedway that was fast in the early goings of the feature event on this night.

Being patient, Carrick would work his way forward and close his weekend out with a 15th place finish with the King of the West Series.

“I have to thank Clarke and everyone for all they do for me,” Carrick added. “It was good to run well, and then run okay against he 410’s. Looking forward to a little more level playing field at Placerville this weekend.”

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

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will return to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for weekly action at the track.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-3

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

 

 

Willie Croft Set For 360 Nationals Qualifying Night Tomorrow

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his way back to the Midwest for a trio of All Star Races over the weekend to get his feet, Willie Croft now eyes the Knoxville 360 Nationals and is set for his qualifying night tomorrow when the curtain goes up on the annual event.

“It is great to get back to the Midwest and race, and it is something we have been building for,” Willie Croft said. “Last weekend we learned some things as a team and now we will put that to use for the 360 Nationals at Knoxville.”

Taking part in racing action at Jackson Motorplex, Knoxville Raceway, and 34 Raceway, Croft was able to race his way into two feature events against some stiff competition.

Finishing 21st to open his trip up at Jackson Motorplex, Croft would then go to war with a stiff 56 car field at Knoxville Raceway where he would finish 14th in the ‘B’ Main, before capping his weekend with a 17th place finish at 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA.

With a chance to get three races under his belt back in the Midwest, Croft is now ready to take his crack at the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Nationals aboard the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 entry.

“It was definitely good to get some laps in at a few different tracks before this week,” Croft added. “Wayne and my guys do a great job, and I am confident in our program heading into this weekend.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-34, Wins-4, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-17.

ON TAP: Willie Croft will hit Knoxville Raceway on Thursday night for his 360 Nationals preliminary night before returning to action on Saturday night for the Championship finale.

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

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Chris Windom Leads KSE Sweep During Indiana Sprint Week

PETERSEN MEDIA: As wins continue to stockpile with KSE Racing Products, Chris Windom led a very dominant week during Indiana Sprint Week that saw him claim the week long points title.

Brady Bacon(Plymouth), Tyler Courtney (Lawrenceburg and Terre Haute), Thomas Meseraul (Kokomo), Dave Darland (Lincoln Park and Tri State), and CJ Leary (Bloomington), each were able to steer their way to victory lane during the grueling week with their KSE Racing Products, and Chris Windom was able to make it a perfect week as he was crowned Indiana Sprint Week Champion.

During the calm before the storm with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, a trip to upstate New York saw David Gravel shine at Ransomville, while Brent Marks picked up his second career series win by topping the field at Weedsport Speedway on Sunday night.

Kerry Madsen is peaking at the right time of the year. Madsen used his KSE Racing Products to score All Star Circuit of Champions wins at both Jackson Motorplex and Knoxville Raceway with the Knoxville Nationals on the horizon.

Justin Sanders parked the Tri-C Motorsports entry in victory lane with the KWS at Placerville Speedway, Sam Hafertepe, Jr won with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Mason City Motor Speedway, Danny Smith grabbed another win at Portsmouth Raceway, and Mark Smith was victorious at Selinsgrove Speedway.

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

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

 

 

Parker Price-Miller and Indy Race Parts Team Up For 2018 Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Parting ways with Destiny Motorsports over the weekend, Parker Price-Miller has been busy pounding the pavement to secure opportunities for the remainder of the 2018 season, and his first hurdle is cleared as he will team up with Bernie Stuebgen and Indy Race Parts and pilot the No. 71P during the 58th Capitani Classic and the 58th Annual Knoxville Nationals.

“I am fortunate to know some great people in this sport, and am looking forward to working with Bernie and everyone at the Nationals,” Price-Miller said. “I have worked with him before doing some midget stuff, and I am really excited to get started this weekend.”

Price-Miller comes into the Knoxville Nationals sitting seventh in All Star Circuit of Champions points on the strength of 11 Top-Five finishes and 30 Top-10 finishes. In recent competition at Knoxville Raceway this past Saturday night with the series, the Kokomo, IN driver finished 15th in the feature event with 56 cars checked into the pit area.

“The Nationals is tough to begin with so obviously coming into this race with a new mechanic and team makes it a little bit more tough, but Bernie has a great track record and has done some great things at Knoxville with a variety of drivers,” Price-Miller said. “I am fortunate to team up with him for sure.”

Sunday night Price-Miller will pilot the Indy Race Parts/Chalk Stix No. 71P at the Capitani Classic, and will then take his shot at qualifying for the Nationals next Thursday night. At the time of press, PPM and team are unsure of Monday night’s Front Row Challenge event.

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 62, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 11, Top-10’s: 30.

ON TAP: PPM will pilot the No. 71p entry starting Sunday night at Knoxville Raceway during the Capitani Classic.

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

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – The Best 10 Days of the Year

Des Moines, IA (July 31, 2018) – Things didn’t quite go to plan for Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports team in two nights of racing with the All Stars Circuit of Champions last weekend, but a busy 10 days lay ahead. TMAC will go for his fifth 360 Nationals win this week, before heading to Oskaloosa to promote two big nights of racing at the Southern Iowa Speedway, with the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting on Monday, August 6th and the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company on Tuesday, August 7th!

Terry traveled north on Friday night to the Jackson Motorplex to take on the All Stars and was aided early by the series’ qualifying format. “We drew dead last for qualifying, but luckily the All Star group qualifying format helped us out some,” said McCarl. “After qualifying 4th in our group, we got to start from the pole of the heat thanks to the invert and winning it put us in the dash.”

While TMAC was able to lock himself into one of the two dashes on Friday, he didn’t feel like the team had quite hit on the setup due to some tough conditions. “The track was pretty tricky and we weren’t very good,” said Terry. Rolling off 11th in the main event, McCarl would finish where he started.

Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway saw the TMAC Motorsports team pulling double duty for the first time this season and the team’s qualifying efforts were as different as night and day. “The 360 didn’t feel very good in qualifying,” said Terry, who qualified 24th out of a stout field of 44 cars. “However, in the 410, we were fastest in our qualifying group and third out of 56 cars overall. That’s pretty good on its own, but to go out two cars after Kerry Madsen and time in better means you have your car running very well.”

Not only did Saturday night’s qualifying effort in the 410 set them up well for the remainder of the event, but TMAC feels it bodes well for next week. “Doug [Rankin] and Steve [Fitzpatrick] have our cars rolling really well right,” said McCarl. “Between that and how strong our Rider engines have been, I’m feeling good about our chances next week at Nationals!”

Through some hard work between time trials and the 360 heat, the TMAC Motorsports had gotten the car to where it needed to be. “Steve and Doug made a lot of changes to the car and we were great in the heat,” said Terry. “Beating Thomas Kennedy is tough right now with how well he’s been running and we were able to do that.”

While making it to the 360 A-main, TMAC had his work cut out for him with a starting spot of 18th, but he’d come through with a run up to 5th, earning the hard charger award. “We started pretty deep in the field, but the car was awesome and to make it into the top five on a race that went caution free felt good,” said Terry. “Our motor from Jayme Moyle felt great and we’re feeling ready for our 360 Nationals preliminary night this Friday.”

The run through the field in the 360 A-main was made all the more impressive by the car that was used. “That is our car we call ‘FrankenART,’” said McCarl. “It’s actually two halves of wrecked ART chassis that were stuck together by Scott Bonar. Hopefully we can win the 360 Nationals with it and have a great story to tell!”

The ASCoC portion of Saturday night continued with TMAC winning the second dash to put himself on the outside of the front row. After conceding the start to polesitter Matt Juhl, Terry took his time and felt around the track. “Juhl had the preferred line on the start and, once I settled into 2nd, I started searching around the track to figure out where we’d be good when we hit traffic,” said Terry. “I was rolling the bottom really well in turns three & four and was able to get a great run on Matt to pass him right as he busted a driveline.”

Now all alone out front, TMAC would pull away before the cushion would jump up and bite him on just past the halfway point. “The cushion has been pretty treacherous the last few weeks,” said Terry. “I actually took Lori out and drove her around to show it to her a couple weeks ago and that’s how it was Saturday too. Honestly, I don’t think I missed it by much, I just got in a little too high and it sucked me in and off I went.”

A hard series of flips left the SnowPlow Snow Pushers #24 badly beaten. “It was a rough wreck, especially as I’m still dealing with some effects of our big crash earlier in the year,” said TMAC. “It bent the roll cage on our Silva Chassis pretty bad, but luckily the guys at Eagle Chassis are able to get one to us for the Nationals, as we’re a bit short on cars right now.”

Even with the rough ending to the night, TMAC and the team still feel like they’re setup well for the biggest two weeks of the year. “That definitely wasn’t how we wanted the night to end, but we were fast and leading over a great field of cars,” said Terry. “I’m excited to get out there on Friday and hopefully we can grab a win at the 360 Nationals before the busy week following!”

Front Row Challenge & Ultimate Challenge Tickets!

With three of the biggest stars of NASCAR competing on Monday night at the Front Row Challenge, be sure to get your tickets now! Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, and Kyle Larson will be gunning for $20,000 against the best sprint car drivers in the world and tickets are going fast.

The TMAC Motorsports souvenir hauler will be parked in the Knoxville Hy-Vee parking lot during the 360 Nationals, so be sure to stop down and grab your tickets for both nights of the Osky Challenges and check out the Knoxville Nationals gear for Terry, Austin, and Carson!

Tickets for the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting on Monday, August 6th are $30 and $25 for the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company on Tuesday, August 7th at the Southern Iowa Speedway! Children’s tickets for both nights will be available for $15.

Check out the Osky Challenges website to learn more at: http://www.oskychallenges.com/

McCarl Family Websites!

Driverwebsites.com develops the websites for the McCarl boys. Check out www.TerryMcCarl.com, as well as www.AustinMcCarl.com and www.CarsonMcCarl.com!

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

"Tuesdays with TMAC" is an up close and personal look at colorful sprint car veteran Terry McCarl. To receive "Tuesdays with TMAC", send an e-mail to broegracewriting@gmail.com with "TMAC" in the subject line.

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank their great list of partners for the 2018 season: SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, KC Breweries, Bosma Poultry, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, TW Vance Trucking, Terra Realty, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, Simplot Grower Solutions, Rens Trucking, Hoosier Tire, Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone, Octane Ink, Destiny Motorsports, Country Builders Construction, 212 The Boiling Point, DeBerg Concrete, AL Drive Line, All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Aurora Rod Ends, Bell Helmets, Berryhill Racing, Bob and Beulah Elder, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Butlerbuilt, CM Rock, Crow Safety, DriverWebsites.com, Dynasty Stucco, Engler Injection, HRP, JLT Ent., Kilani Fender, Inc., KSE Steering, Mote Fasteners, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, Phil and Vivian, Pro Shocks, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Scribner Plastics, Silva Chassis, Snap On Tools, Snyder Lawn & Landscaping, Sposato Paint, Strange Performance, and Winters.

 

 

Austin Liggett Third at Bakersfield Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to work on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, CA, Austin Liggett would contend for his fourth win of the season before finish third for his 11th Top-Five finish of the season.

“It was a pretty good night for the most part,” Austin Liggett said. “Before the feature they re worked the track and we though it would stay pretty hooked up. He tricked us a blew off and towards the end of the race we weren’t very good and fell back to third.”

Timing the Excel Environmental Services/Lucas Oil/Hurst Fabrications entry in third fastest in qualifying time trials, Liggett would continue his strong start to the night as he advanced from third to win his heat race.

Watching the track undergo extensive track prep prior to the feature event, Liggett and company would go to work on his machine, as they would take the green flag from the front row.

When the race came to life, Liggett would jump out to the early lead on a fast surface. Looking very strong out front, Liggett would continue to lead the way though as the track began to slow down Liggett would start to feel pressure from the field.

Though his car was starting to go away from him in the latter stages of the race, Liggett would continue to lead the way as laps clicked off. Lap 22 would finally see Liggett cough up the race’s top spot, and he would lose another spot in the closing laps as he would take the checkered flag with a third place finish.

“We just missed it and guessed wrong,” Liggett said. “We win as a team and lose as a team, and it is just part of it. Still to hang on and run third is great, and we will regroup and try again in a couple of weeks.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Lucas Oil, Hurst Fabrications, Infinity Shocks, 4 Alarm Promotions, Epic Fire Apparel, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-16, Wins-3, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Liggett returns to action on August 11th with USAC West Coast 360 Series at Santa Maria Speedway.

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

 

 

Mason Moore Third at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to racing action on Friday night in Chico, CA Mason Moore was able to hang on to a slim point lead by way of his third place finish at Silver Dollar Speedway as he chases after the track championship.

“It was a pretty good night for our team,” Moore said. “We put ourselves in good spots all night long and we were able to come away with a podium finish and keep a slim point lead.”

Timing the Mike’s Harder Lemonade/Garth Moore Insurance/FK Rod Ends backed No. 22 entry fifth fastest in qualifying time trials, Moore would line up on the front row of his heat race on a very fast and tacky Silver Dollar Speedway surface.

Getting the jump in his heat, Moore would cruise to the win which would put him in the all important nightly redraw. Having some luck, the two pill would place him on the front row for the feature event as he would start alongside Sean Becker.

When the green flag was displayed to the field, Becker would get the jump on Moore and the Princeton, CA driver would settle into second on a surface that was still extremely fast.

Continuing to chase after the multi-time track champion, Moore would get close to Becker on a few occasions but was unable to make his way by to take over the race’s top spot.

In the race’s closing laps, Moore would see Andy Forsberg race by him dropping him back to third. Able to hang on to third in the final laps, Moore would finish there and keep a two-point advantage over Forsberg heading into this week’s race.

“This point battle is going to come down to the wire, so it puts pressure on you to race smart and be prepared even more each and every week,” Moore added. “I feel like we have a great team put together, and have a great chance at pulling this off.”

Brian Cannon Motorsports would like to thank Mike’s Harder Lemonade, Garth Moore Insurance, FK Rod Ends, and Mountain Mikes Pizza for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 5, Top 10’s- 8

ON TAP: Moore will be back at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Brian Cannon Motorsports by following @MasonMoreRacin on Twitter, or becoming a fan of BCM on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BrianCannonMotorsports/.

 

 

Cody Lamar Sixth at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Friday night Cody Lamar and his team traveled to Silver Dollar Speedway and put together a great night that culminated with Lamar finish sixth on a very fast Silver Dollar Speedway racing surface.

“It was a funky night with the weather and the smoke from the fires so the track never really went away and stayed fast all night,” Lamar said. “We were pretty good form start to finish and came home sixth.”

Lamar opened the night up by timing the Amsoil/Walker Performance Filtration/A1 Septic machine in sixth quickest in time trials, which would line him up on the front row of his heat race.

Racing his way to a second place finish on a lightening fast surface, the Sacramento, CA driver would move into the redraw where the five pill put him in the third row for the 25-lap finale.

With the track staying hooked up through the feature event, passing would prove to be tough with many of the front runners running at the same speed. Settling into sixth when the action came to life, Moore would spend his race battling with Sean Conde and Cody Hodgson.

Laying down some quick lap times, Lamar would go on to take the checkered flag in the sixth position to close out his Friday night.

“It was nice to get up to Chico, CA and have some speed,” Lamar said. “Looking forward to regrouping and getting back up there again this weekend.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Amsoil, Walker Performance Filtration, and Joe Hunt Magnetos for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 2, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Cody Lamar will make a return trip to Chico, CA this coming Friday night.

 

 

Sean Watts 14th at Placerville Speedway Heading into Extended KWS Break

PETERSEN MEDIA: Sneaking in one final race this summer before an extended King of the West Series break, Sean Watts looked to build off of a solid night in Watsonville, CA a week ago but it would not go as he hoped and he came away with a 14th place finish.

“It was just a so-so night,” Watts said. “Placerville is a tricky place for me, and Saturday night I really couldn’t do much of anything.”

With 27 cars on hand, Watts would get off to a bit of a tough start as he timed the Grizzly Coolers/Schaeffer Racing Oil/Rolfe Construction entry in 22rd quickest in time trials.

In an early hole, the Atwater, CA driver was able to make up a ton of ground in his heat race as he carved his way up to a transfer position. Finishing fifth from the back, Watts would move into the 30-lap feature event though he would grid the field from the 17th starting position.

With the bottom being extremely good in the race’s early goings, Watts would be stuck near the back of the pack, as passing would prove to be difficult initially. As the laps clicked off, the track would open up a little and guys could start to move around towards the end of a quick non-stop 20-lap green-flag run.

Able to work his way up using a couple of late restarts, Watts would manage to essentially end his summer with a 14th place finish.

“We have quite a break ahead of us, and we were hoping to end our Summer on a high note,” Watts noted. “The last few weeks have been good overall and I have to thank everyone that sticks with me and keeps at it. We will go to work with some time off and hopefully come out in September and be even better.”

Sean and the Watts Rolfe Speed-Sports team would like to thank Grizzly Coolers, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Rolfe Construction, Billet America, Darrel Varni Electric, Kaeding Performance, Shannon Pumps, Stealth Homes, Tee’s and Tops, Team Simpson, Kistler Racing Engines, and Stan Yockey Motorsports for their continued support.

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2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Watts is schedule is TBD at this time with an extended break in the King of the West Schedule.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Sean Watts by following him on Twitter @SeanWatts98.

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Andy Gregg 13th with King of the West at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his first 410ci start in nearly a full calendar year, Andy Gregg would battle the King of the West Series at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night where he would get his night off to a great start before slipping back to finish 13th in the feature event.

“It was my first night in a 410ci in probably a year to the day,” Andy Gregg said. “I felt rusty at first but we really got off to a great start in time trials and in our heat race.”

Timing the GUTS/Angius and Terry LLP/Capitol Ace Hardware entry in fifth quickest in qualifying time trials, the Diamond Springs, CA driver would start and finish third in his heat race.

With his qualifying effort and his feat race finish, Gregg would earn the last spot in the Dash where he would line up in the sixth spot. With the track still fast in the Dash, Gregg would settle for a sixth place finish as he went back to his trailer and started to prepare for the feature event.

Admittedly thinking the track would slick off in the feature event as it had in previous weeks at Placerville Speedway, Gregg would go too aggressive on his setup. Running inside the Top-10, Gregg would work the bottom in the early laps but was just too tight down low.

Getting up to try the top out, Gregg would start trending the wrong direction as he fell out of the Top-10 and struggled at times to get going. Able to settle into 13th, Gregg would take the checkered in that position to close his night out.

“I thought I might have the upper hand with how the track has been lately but it kind of bit me,” Gregg said. “Overall it was a good week, we got the chance to go hang out at the Ronald McDonald House of Sacramento on Thursday, we welcomed a new marketing partner, and we were able to race. Thanks to all those people who continue to support us.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Angius and Terry LLP, Capitol ACE Hardware, Crane Inspection Agency, Ice House Resort, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2018.

ON TAP: Andy Gregg return to action on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-11, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-6

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

 

 

Ian Madsen To Forego Weld Racing Capitani Classic and Set Focus on Front Row Challenge and Knoxville Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ready to embark on a busy and extremely important couple of weeks in the Midwest fresh off of two Top-10 finishes in New York, Ian Madsen and KCP Racing have made the decision to forego next week’s Weld Racing Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway and set their sights on the Front Row Challenge and the Knoxville Nationals.

“It was a tough decision for our team with the Capitani Classic meaning a lot to all of us, but we felt it was a better decision to run this weekend’s twin Iron Man 55’s and then get ready for Monday night at Southern Iowa Speedway for the Front Row Challenge,” Madsen said.

Following this weekend’s Iron Man 55 in Pevely, MO, Madsen and KCP Racing will make the trip back to their home base in Iowa where they will take part in the Front Row Challenge on Monday, August 6th.

Taking Tuesday night off, Madsen will check into Knoxville Raceway on Wednesday night where he will put the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed entry to the screws as he makes his qualifying attempt for the 58th Annual Knoxville Nationals.

Friday night he is scheduled to take part in the Speed Sport World Challenge before the Knoxville Nationals finale on August 11th.

“It is a busy, but great time of the year,” Ian Madsen added. “It will be great to be bac in the Midwest, and back in Iowa in front of so many fans and great partners. It has been great chasing the World of Outlaws fulltime this season, and we look forward to seeing what we can do at the Nationals.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Bobcat, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Revolution Race Gear, Monarch’s, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-47, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 6, Top 10’s-21

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing are set for the Ironman 55 both this Friday and Saturday night at I-55 Speedway in Pevely, MO.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Osky Challenges – A NASCAR Trio!

Des Moines, IA (July 31, 2018) – When the Sage Fruit Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting takes to the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Monday, August 6th there will be three NASCAR stars gunning for the championship belt and $20,000 check! Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne, and Tony Stewart will join the best sprint car drivers in the country on Monday night competing in the “One night stand for 20 grand!”

Tony Stewart wasn’t satisfied with just one night at the Osky Challenges, as “Smoke” will return on Tuesday, August 7th for the Sage Fruit ASCS Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company to compete with the ASCS National Tour. It will be Stewart’s first trip back to Southern Iowa Speedway since 2013, when he broke his leg in competition at the FRC, and he’ll be looking to take home two belts!

“We’re super excited to have three of NASCAR’s biggest names joining a great list of sprint car drivers on Monday night,” said promoter Terry McCarl. “All three have had great success at the Challenges: Tony looked like he was going to grab the win before his wreck 5 years ago, Kasey finished on the podium in the inaugural Ultimate Challenge driving for Keith Kunz and has made the podium during the Front Row Challenge as well, and Kyle has two Ultimate Challenge wins to go along with two 3rd-place finishes at the FRC and will be looking to become the first driver to win both!”

As always, both nights of the Osky Challenges will see hundreds of hats, shirts, and beads thrown into the crowd. “We have over 1,000 hats and shirts to throw out,” said TMAC. “We also have hundreds of Mardi Gras beads!”

The awesome list of event sponsors continues to grow, as Deanfield Farms has added $1,000 to be spread across the podium positions for Tuesday’s Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Sprint League feature, which now pays $2,500 to win, $1,500 for 2nd, and $1,000 for third! Badger Contracting out of Germantown, Wisconsin has added their name as the sponsor of the IMCA RACEsaver 305s, who will be competing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start Monday night.

McCarl noted that fans should arrive early both nights, especially those planning to join the infield party zone. “People will want to get to the track as early as possible for the infield parking,” said TMAC. “The infield gates will open at 3:00pm both nights and will close around 6:00pm, or when they fill up!”

The front gate of the grandstands will be open to fans at 5:00pm each night, so be sure to arrive early to grab your preferred seat!

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets will be $30 for Monday and $25 for Tuesday. Children’s tickets will be $15.

Infield Party Passes will be $25, with children admitted for $5. No vehicles over eight feet tall are admitted in the infield. Production vehicles ONLY, and there is no scaffolding allowed.

You can save $5 on your Infield Party Passes by purchasing them at the Oskaloosa True Value Hardware at 202 1st Ave. East on the square in Osky!

For more information on the Front Row Challenge, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

 

 

"410" SPRINTS RETURN SATURDAY FOR THE 1ST OF 3 STRAIGHT APPEARANCES AT SHARON IN A MENARDS "SUPER SERIES" EVENT FOR THE "BILL KIRILA MEMORIAL"

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH July 31, 2018 Sharon Speedway will kick-off the final full month of racing for the 89th anniversary season this Saturday night (August 4) with another Menards "Super Series" event. The annual "Bill Kirila Memorial" will feature the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods on Ritenour Equipment and Sawtelle Tree Night. Race time is 7 p.m.

Bill Kirila was one of the owners of Sharon with his brother Ron along with the Blaney and Weller Families when the track changed ownership in 2002. Kirila of Brookfield, Ohio passed away after an extended illness on June 23, 2006 at the age of 68. He was a graduate of Brookfield Ohio School and went on to become the Vice President of Kirila Contractors. Each year, the "Bill Kirila Memorial" is held in remembrance.

After a month hiatus, the "410" Sprint Cars return for their first of three straight Saturday night appearances paying $3,000 to-win, $250 to-start for their 30-lap feature. There has yet to be repeat winner in the five events contested thus far this season as Aaron Reutzel, Christopher Bell, and Dave Blaney were victorious in the All Star-sanctioned events, while Chad Kemenah and Sye Lynch captured the $3,000 non-sanctioned victories. Will there be a sixth different winner on Saturday night!? A strong field of local and regional talent is expected.

"We've had some tremendous Sprint Car races this year," said General Manager Dave Willoughby. "The support from both the fans and racers have been great and we hope that continues throughout the remainder of the season. We've had great feedback from the fans about how good the racing has been with many returning after several years of absence. With the support being so good, we've decided to run a complete $3,000 to-win program for the Sprints on Saturday night of the Apple Festival Nationals this year."

Saturday will again utilize the hot lap/group qualifying format that was used on the prior two Menards "Super Series" Sprint Car events. Two to three cars will qualify at a time only amongst their heat race group. The fastest four in each heat will be inverted with the top three redrawing plus the fastest transferring non-top three finisher if there are three heats or the top two plus the two fastest transferring non-top two finishers if there are four heats. Heat and B main finish(es) will complete the 24-car starting lineup. Mufflers are not required and there's no registration or entry fee.

After not completing a race for the Stock Cars until the June 16 "Penn-Ohio Steel Valley Nationals", the weather has cooperated of late allowing the Gibson Insurance Agency-sponsored division to complete three events since the division's opener. Two of the four events completed were Penn-Ohio shows with Brent Johnson taking $10,000 on June 16 and Andrew Gordon $1,000 last Saturday night. Those two events were show-up points only. The two regular events saw winners Jason Fosnaught and Gordon both earn $700 checks with the high car count. Chris McGuire has a five-point lead over four-time track champion, Steve D'Apolito, in the track standings. Curt J. Bish, Fosnaught, and Mike Clark are third through fifth in points.

It's been a very competitive season for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. The HTMA/Precise Racing Products-sponsored division has produced five different winners in six races as only Garrett Krummert has been able to repeat. Four of the five winners captured their first ever Sharon RUSH Sportsman Mod wins. Blaze Myers, Chas Wolbert, Jeremy Weaver, and most recently Josh Deems have also been victorious in addition to Krummert. The GM 602 crate engine division continues to draw solid car counts and has only dipped under 20 cars on two occasions over the past three years. For the second straight week, Krummert maintains a 20-point lead over Josh Deems. Defending champion, Kole Holden, has been consistent despite being shutout of victory lane as he currently sits third over Wolbert. Weaver and Kyle Martell are tied for fifth.

The Econo Mods have produced some great racing in recent weeks with Dwayne Clay and Ty Rhoades earning victories. For Rhoades it was career first. And like the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, only one driver has been able to repeat this season- that being Jacob Eucker. With his victory, Rhoades has shot into the Summit Racing Equipment point lead as he has just a five-point advantage over Steve Haefke, who is after his third straight title. Haefke though has yet to win a feature after putting up big numbers in recent years. Eucker dropped from first to third in points, but is only eight points out of the lead. Brian Toto and Mark Titus are fourth in fifth in search of their first career Sharon wins.

As a reminder on Saturday for the Stock Cars, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Econo Mods, if 24 or more cars are present then the highest purse structure will be offered, and if there are 32 or more cars a non-qualifier will be run.

Pits are open throughout the afternoon on Saturday with pit passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while the main grandstands open at 5. Drivers meeting will be at 6:10 p.m. Pill cutoff and Sprint engine motor heat is at 6:20 p.m. with Sprint qualifying at 6:40 and heat races are at 7.

Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $13. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. In order to reserve either of these ahead of time, call the office Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 330-772-5481. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE! Pit passes are $30. Pit passes for children 12 and under are $20.

An identical show to Saturday's will be held next Saturday (August 11) for another Menards "Super Series" event on Cam's Electric Night.

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. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Action Sprint Tour Starts Second Half of Inaugural Schedule Friday at Ohsweken

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (July 31, 2018) – The Action Sprint Tour is bringing its exciting brand of Sprint Car racing back to the track for the second time in six days as the tour begins the second half of its inaugural season at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, August 3.

The event marks the second trip to Ohsweken this season after the inaugural race was contested at the Six Nations 3/8-mile oval back on May 18. In that race it was Ohsweken regular Aaron Turkey who scored victory.

The tour is coming off a thrilling race at Merrittville Speedway last Saturday night that saw 15-year-old Jacob Dykstra drive to Victory Lane after a furious battle that was at one point three-wide for the lead with Turkey and veteran racer Ryan Hunsinger.

With five races in the books, the final home stretch of five races to decide the inaugural champion starts on Friday at Ohsweken. Entering Friday’s race, St. Thomas, Ont. driver Jesse Costa is the current point leader. Although he is winless on the series, he has five straight top-five finishes on the tour. Turkey trails him by just 15 points for the top spot in the standings while veteran Shone Evans sits third, just 21 points back of the high water mark. Dykstra, who became the third winner in series history, after Turkey and Evans, currently sits fourth, but is just two points ahead of Hunsinger. Rounding out the top-10 through five races are Steven Beckett, Sprint Car rookie Paul Klager, Jerry Hill, Brad Herron and Hannah Ferrell.

Ohsweken is the only track of the six Action Sprint Tour hosts that also runs Crate Sprint Cars weekly with its Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division. In weekly competition, Costa is also the point leader over.

In eight weekly features so far this season, the division has seen five different winners. Delhi, Ont. native Holly Porter leads in that category with three victories while Costa has collected a pair. Dykstra also has a weekly win that came on July 13 while teenager Liam Martin got his first career win back on May 25 and Lucas Smith collected his first career checkered flag on July 6.

Bradshaw Fuels will present the action on Emergency Services night at Ohsweken on Friday, August 3 with heat race action scheduled to begin at 7:30pm. Adult grandstand admission is $14. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

2018 Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Schedule Fri. May 18 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Mon. May 21 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sat. June 9 – South Buxton Raceway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sun. June 17 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra Fri. Aug. 3 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. Sun. Aug. 12 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Sat. Aug. 18 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. Sun. Sept. 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Fri. Sept. 7 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA Website: www.ActionSprintTour.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActionSprintTour Twitter: @ActionSprints

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Patriot Sprint Tour Returns to Outlaw Speedway This Friday Night

Contact: Paul Harkenrider

PST Media

paul@patriotsprinttour.com|607-237-6372

(Dundee, NY) After two nights of excitement put on by the teams of the Patriot Sprint Tour at Outlaw Speedway, the tour is ready do it all over again this Friday as we return to the Yates County facility for the third time this season.

The series is coming off a fantastic Outlaw Summer Nationals, where Fonda, NY’s Danny Varin passed Chuck Hebing on lap 27 to score the $6,000 payday. Hebing would settle for second, followed by Jordan Thomas, Coleman Gulick, and Jeff Cook the top five.

Both Varin and Hebing are expected to be in attendance this Friday along with a number of Patriot Sprint Tour teams including Jordan Thomas, Kyle Drum, Steve Glover, Scott Goodrich, Pete Richardson and Jared Zimbardi.

Thus far in 2018, Chuck Hebing has been the class of the field notching four A-Main’s making him the overall point leader. Jordan Thomas, who has one win on the year when the series visited Fulton, currently rides second in points. Kyle Drum, Pete Richardson, and Paulie Colagiovanni complete your top five in championship point standings.

This Friday’s show will pay $2,000 to win and is a full point event toward the overall 2018 PST championship tour.

The Patriots will visit the fast 4/10 mile on one more occasion in 2018 for the third annual Outlaw Fall Nationals on Saturday, September 22 paying $5,000 to the winner. Chuck Hebing has been victorious in the first two annual events.

Fans are encouraged to visit www.pattriotsprinttour.com for up to date information. You can also LIKE ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

2018 Patriot Sprint Tour Point Standings

1)45-Chuck Hebing (1085) 2) 79-Jordan Thomas (1009) 3) 47-Kyle Drum (920) 4) 67-Pete Richardson (866) 5) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni (854) 6) 30-Scott Goodrich 7) 121-Steve Glover (832) 8) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr (595) 9) 81-Derek Jonathan (592) 10) 14b-Brett Wright (565) 11) 17z-Josh Azzi (554) 12) 14-Coleman Gulick (531)

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash Four Cash Point Series

1)79-Jordan Thomas (14) 2) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni (10) 3) 3a-Jeff Trombley (10) 4) 36-Matt Billings (9) 5) 2-Steven Hutchinson Jr (8)

Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leaders

1)45-Chuck Hebing (104) 2) 35-Chad Layton (25) 3) 87*-Jason Barney (16) 4) 79-Jordan Thomas (16) 5) 28fm-Steve Poirier (14)

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger

1)10-Paulie Colagiovanni (36) 2) 47-Kyle Drum (26) 3) 79-Jordan Thomas (22) 4) 45-Chuck Hebing (19) 5) 49-Scott Kreutter (16)

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Hickman Returns with Podium Result

In what was his first hit out in almost three months, teenager Rusty Hickman returned to the driver’s seat in strong fashion during last Friday and Saturday night’s 410 Sprintcar doubleheader at Darwin’s Northline Speedway in the Northern Territory, capping the weekend with a pleasing result.

Having not raced since his Easter Trail campaign back in early April, Hickman, from Bendigo in Victoria, could be forgiven for being slightly out of practice as he took to the 400-metre clay track in Australia’s Top End for last weekend’s doubleheader event; however, he proved that his time on the sidelines wasn’t enough to prevent him from standing on the podium.

“It was great to get back behind the wheel after nearly three months of no racing,” commented the 18-year-old racer.

“Although our weekend wasn’t without its challenges, particularly on night one, the team and I were rapt with our overall speed and performance over both nights.”

While the opening night of competition ultimately didn’t deliver Hickman with the result he was hoping for, experiencing a disappointing DNF in the 20-lap feature race after a collision with the wall which resulted in minor damage to his car, consistency wasn’t an issue throughout the night, with him having won his opening heat race and placed fourth, from a position 10 start, in heat-race two.

Determined to bounce back on the Saturday night, Hickman set the pace from the outset, recording the quick time in hot laps and going on to win his opening heat race. A fourth-place finish in his second heat race was enough to earn him a front-row start for the 20-lap feature race.

Slipping back to fifth in the opening handful of laps, Hickman was able to regain his composure during the middle stages of the race, making his way back up to third and holding off his rivals to claim a well-deserved podium finish; a feat which he was quick to credit to his supportive parents: Sandie and Darren.

“I have to say a massive thanks to mum and dad for their support and help throughout the weekend,” expressed the pilot of the Maxwill powered Vic # 40 Hickman’s Tree Maintenance / Peerless Products Pty Ltd supported J&J car.

“A number of our regular crew members weren’t able to travel to Darwin for the weekend, so it was just the three of us, and it was awesome to be able to reward them with a podium result.”

Last weekend’s minor podium result has come at the perfect time for Hickman, who is planning to return to Northline Speedway in mid-August to participate in the hotly-contested Chariots of Thunder Sprintcar Series, which will be fought out over two doubleheaders on August 17-18 and August 24-25.

“This event at Northline Speedway has been a great lead up to the Chariots of Thunder Series next month in terms of getting some laps at the track under my belt,” he added.

“The series attracts some of the best Sprintcar drivers in the country, so it certainly won’t be easy, but I’m hoping to be able to build on last weekend’s result and be able to enjoy a consistent run over the four nights of racing.”

Unable to compete in the upcoming Northern Territory Title at Northline Speedway on August 10, due to work commitments, Hickman’s next hit out will be the opening night of the Chariots of Thunder Series on the Friday night of August 17.

Hickman is proudly supported in the 2018-19 season by: Hickman’s Tree Maintenance, Peerless Products Pty Ltd, Victory Lane Racegear, Tasco Petroleum, Mobil 1, Choice Graphics, Jackal Fencing, Beeps Auto Parts – Bendigo, Advanced Engine Dynamics, Camden Signs, and J&J Auto Racing. Special thanks must go to Sandie and Darren (mum and dad), Amy and Olivia (sisters), and Frog, Jett Speed and Ricky Clarke (crew members).

To find out more about Hickman and the Hickman Motorsport team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Hickman Motorsport Vic 40.

 

 

White Sets New Season High for Top 10s With Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - MASON CITY, Iowa (July 31, 2018) - Harli White recorded her eighth top-10 finish of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com last Sunday at Mason City Motor Speedway.

That marks the most top 10s in a single season with the ASCS National Tour for White, who discovered something more meaningful during the performance.

"We tried something with the setup on Sunday and we think we can run that at the 360 Knoxville Nationals (this week)," she said. "We did find the car was reacting better. It fixed our problem we were having at Knoxville Raceway where we were really loose in the center of the corners."

White finished fifth in a heat race and ninth in the A Main on Sunday to move within 20 points of the top 10 in the ASCS National Tour championship standings.

The weekend got off to a promising start for White, who qualified eighth quickest out of 44 cars on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. It was a vast improvement from the previous weekend.

"We qualified real good," she said. "Eighth out of 44 cars was a great showing for our team. We just didn't race as good. I made a few mistakes and struggled with the setup a little. Knoxville is its own place. You have to race often to be good every time you go on the track. We don't race there enough, but we're learning every time we go out."

White placed eighth in a heat race before ending the night 21st in the main event.

She will return to Knoxville Raceway this Thursday through Saturday for the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

"First we have to qualify well," she said. "That sets up your whole weekend. We're trying to make the A Main on Saturday. I think we have a car capable of it. I have to make consistent laps, race hard and race the track."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 8 (5); Feature: 21 (16).

July 29 - Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa - Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 9 (10).

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 16 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"I love all Lucas Oil products," White said. "They have supported us for a few years. Every product they have is awesome. We run their oil and use their tire and wheel cleaner. We use everything Lucas Oil based that we can."

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

 

 

Kevin Swindell and Spencer Bayston Produce Career-Best Result at Knoxville With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (July 31, 2018) - Last weekend got off to a bumpy start for Kevin Swindell Racing, which rebounded in a big way on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway during the team's final tune-up before the Knoxville Nationals.

The Swindell Speed Lab backed team endured mechanical problems during qualifying on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., where they scratched before turning a competitive lap during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions show.

The backup engine was put in the sprint car for Saturday's All Star show at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"We were worried because that's the motor we don't consider to be strong for tracks of that size," Swindell said. "To qualify like we did in the group we had and ninth overall from all those cars was great."

Spencer Bayston piloted the race car to the fourth quickest lap in group qualifying before finishing second in a heat race, which earned a spot into a dash. A fifth-place result in a dash lined the team up ninth for the 25-lap main event.

"We were able to rebound and we had a good night at Knoxville," Bayston said. "It's a good feeling knowing how fast we were with that motor, especially knowing we have another one that's built for tracks like Knoxville. I made a lot more gains in that night than the last few times we've been there. I felt a lot more comfortable."

Bayston gained a trio of positions to tie a career-best finish of sixth during the A Main.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at 34 Raceway, where Bayston timed in third quickest overall in qualifying and fastest in his group. A third-place result in a heat race lined the team up 11th in the main event.

"We were third quick, but it puts you in dead man's land," Swindell said. "You start fourth in a heat, but don't have a freebie spot like the two fastest qualifiers. I think (Carson) Macedo and (Aaron) Reutzel were in our group and they were the front two. The track was hard to pass and everybody was struggling to make anything happen. Then we didn't do enough to get him freed up for the A Main."

Bayston capped his debut at the track with a 12th-place result in the feature.

The team will return to action next Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Front Row Challenge before tackling the 58 th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals Aug. 8-11 at Knoxville Raceway.

"We feel comfortable going back with almost a brand new motor for Nationals," Swindell said. "We'll show up in Oskaloosa and unload how we want for our Knoxville Nationals prelim night to use it as more of a shake down for Nationals."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 6 (9).

July 29 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 12 (11).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 12 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Front Row Challenge and Aug. 8-11 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 58 th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - High Performance Lubricants

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

"They manufacture oil, rear end grease, glass cleaner, everything you can think of," Swindell said. "It's a one-stop business for all your chemical needs. That's what we baby oil the car at the track with. That's what we wash the car with. We have it in our engine and our rear end. We're able to go more nights on engine oil. High Performance Lubricants produces great products."

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Claims Back-to-Back All Star Wins at Jackson and Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (July 31, 2018) - Kerry Madsen scored a pair of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victories last weekend.

The Big Game Motorsports driver claimed back-to-back wins at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday and at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, before capping the weekend with a fifth-place finish on Sunday at 34 Raceway.

The action began on Friday at the recently reconfigured Jackson Motorplex, which hosted a $10,000-to-win show that featured 45 other competitors during Tony Stewart Night presented by ABDO, Eick & Meyers. Madsen set quick time during qualifying before finishing fourth in a heat race and second in a dash. That lined him up on the outside of the second row of the A Main.

"We got a bad start and was back to sixth, but I drove back up through there," he said. "The car was really, really good. I could go wherever I wanted. I ran the top, the middle, a bit of everything. The top was the quicker line, but I could go anywhere really."

Madsen took the lead on Lap 16 and never looked back. The victory was his first with the All Stars since February 2017, but he didn't wait that long before his next triumph.

The Muddy sponsored team ventured to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. Madsen qualified sixth quickest overall, but a third-place result in a heat race lined him up 13th for the 25-lap main event.

"I thought we had to get in the top two in our heat to have a chance and we didn't," he said. "I was like, 'Oh, well just try to get a top five or do the best we can.' We got a really good start and kept passing cars. There was a restart with 11 laps to go and I was in fourth. That was when I thought we could go for the win. It was probably the best we've had the car there. We hadn't been able to get off the corners as good this season. That was the best from the center off we've been all year."

Madsen powered into the lead on Lap 20 and he led the final circuits to post his ninth career All Star victory.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at 34 Raceway, where Madsen qualified 20 th quickest overall and third in his group. He finished second in both a heat race and a dash before producing a fifth-place result in the A Main.

"We had a reasonable night," he said. "We were running third and had a left rear shock issue pretty early. I was able to hold on for a top five."

The race plan for this weekend is to be determined.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 27 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 4 (4); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 1 (4).

July 28 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 1 (13).

July 29 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 5 (3).

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 3 wins, 15 top fives, 27 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

MUDDY -

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Dover Charges From 17th to Third-Place Result at I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (July 31, 2018) - Jack Dover earned his 12th podium of the season last Friday and his performance was one of his most impressive of the season.

Dover had to charge from the back after being unable to finish a heat race to open the night at I-80 Speedway.

"I jumped the start and knocked the nose wing down," he said. "Typically I can run with the nose wing down, but for some reason it wanted to spin me out when I went into the corner. We pulled in early and fixed it for the A Main."

Dover started 17th in the 25-lap Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints A Main.

"We picked them off one by one," he said. "Everybody was running the top. I was really good on the bottom in turns one and two. I was getting a really good drive off the corner and had good speed in turns three and four up top. We always do well there and we came from last to first last year so I knew we were capable of doing it. I think we could have done it again if we had a yellow, but it went green to checkered. It got too spread out for first and second."

Dover powered from 17th to a third-place result, which garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

He will take that momentum into the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank this Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"We've got good momentum and a good car and motor," Dover said. "We just need luck to go our way. We have to make sure everything is 100 percent correct on the car. I think we're pretty close as far as our setup goes. We ran fourth there a couple of weeks ago and we had a couple of adjustments to make. You have to have the right mindset as well."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 27 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: DNF (4); Feature: 3 (17).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 7 wins, 16 top fives, 21 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Speedway Graphics

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"Stan and everyone at Speedway Graphics have done a great job of producing great looking cars for me every year," Dover said. "They always find a way to get it done even in the last minute and I appreciate their hard work and support of our race team."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Busy month of August opens with Red Hawk Casino point race 13 this Saturday at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 31, 2018…The Placerville Speedway is amped up and ready to kick-off the month of August this Saturday with Red Hawk Casino championship point race number 13, which also doubles as “Military Appreciation Night” at the races.

Active and former military members will receive admission for just $10 by showing ID on Saturday. Divisions set to tackle the quarter-mile on August 4 include the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Wingless Spec Sprints and BCRA Midget Lites. Fans can also save $3 off the ticket price at the gate by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy for the “Toys 4 Tots” program.

“We look forward to opening the month of August with Military Appreciation Night at Placerville Speedway,” said track promoter Scott Russell. “We also hope everyone will bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys 4 Tots and take advantage of the discount at the gate. The competition has been outstanding during the Red Hawk Casino point races this year and it should be much of the same on Saturday. These next two weeks are a nice warmup with the $5,000-to-win Mark Forni Classic fast approaching.”

After winning his second Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 feature of the season on July 21 Auburn’s Andy Forsberg has stretched his point lead to 39-markers. Including this Saturday there are five point races remaining in 2018, as Forsberg looks to add a sixth Sprint Car title at the quarter-mile. If he could do so it would match Brian Crockett for the most Winged 360 championships at Placerville Speedway, a record he’s held solely since 1991.

The race for second in the standings has closed up once again with Hollister’s Tony Gualda leading Placerville’s own Jimmy Trulli by just seven-points. Gualda has put together a solid season and has continued to be in the mix at every event. The 18-year-old has been knocking on the door of victory lane and if things fall his way late in the race it very well could open on Saturday. Trulli is fresh off a runner up effort last time out and will be gunning for his second win of the year this weekend.

Cameron Park’s Shane Hopkins has been impressive as of late and will be another one of the young guns hoping to break their way into victory lane. Despite tough luck the past two week’s it’s been a successful rookie season for Hopkins, who sits fourth in points. Placerville’s CJ Humphreys is coming off a fifth-place effort during the most recent event and now rounds out the top-five in the standings. Placerville’s Mike Cook, Calistoga’s Mike Benson, Foresthill’s Jodie Robinson, Aromas’ Justin Sanders and Visalia’s Steven Tiner complete the top-10.

The Pure Stocks have featured some of the best racing this season and are set for their 11th point race of 2018 on Saturday. Scott Grunert continues to lead the points and has even stretched his advantage as of late. Going into the weekend Grunert leads defending track titlist Jason Palmer by 18-digits. Along with Saturday there are just four races remaining before we crown a champion. Kevin Jinkerson, Nick Baldwin and Rick Grunert round out the top-five in the standings. At the last event Ryan Peter earned his long-awaited first career Placerville Speedway victory.

Also joining the card during “Military Appreciation Night” will be the Wingless Spec Sprints and BCRA Midget Lites. It marks the first of two straight weeks that Placerville Speedway will offer wingless sprint car racing, which always provides excitement on the quarter-mile. For the BCRA Midget Lites it marks their sixth appearance of the season on the red clay.

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6, kids five and under are free! Tickets can also be purchased online by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/2018-placerville-speedway-championship-points-race-13-tickets-placerville-BNWD9M

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, 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

The Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Auto Group, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Beef’N’Brew, Capital Ace Hardware, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Campora Propane, Davies Family Inn, High Sierra Industries, Poor Reds BBQ, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, Riebies Auto Parts, Shadow Ridge Ranch, The Critter Getter, Foothill Tree Service, Mountain Democrat, Union Bank, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards, and ArborWorx Tree Service.

Join over 10,400 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2018 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 2018 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday August 4: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Wingless Spec Sprints, BCRA Midget Lites | Military Night
Saturday August 11: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Wingless Spec Sprints | Vintage T-shirt/ Legends Night
Envoy Night Presented by Thompson’s Buick/ GMC Dealership
Saturday August 18: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars | 13th annual $5,000-to-win Mark Forni Classic

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Scores First Career Podium Finish at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 31, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi earned his career-best result at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday when he posted a podium finish.

Scelzi did double duty in the Bernie Stuebgen ride by competing in both the 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car divisions for the first time in his career.

Scelzi qualified fifth quickest in his Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions group before placing fifth in a heat race. That relegated him to the B Main, which he won to transfer into the back of the main event. That was a feat in itself as more than 50 drivers vied for one of the 24 feature positions.

"On the initial start I got in the back of someone and it knocked the nose wing off," he said. "We had a caution shortly after so I pulled into the infield. The wing posts were blocked and we couldn't get it changed in time to get back out there."

Scelzi was unable to restart the race. Fortunately, his night in the 360 division went much smoother as he qualified third quickest out of more than 40 drivers. Scelzi then advanced from sixth to third place during a heat race before he lined up third in the main event.

"The 360 is nose heavy and slower," he said. "You have to carry momentum more. It's very important because you don't have as much power as the 410. You can't make erratic moves. It was easier to hit my marks.

"In the feature I got a bad first start. We fell to sixth on the opening lap. Then I got rolling and I was able to carry momentum around the top. We were really good toward the end. I think if it was 25 laps we could have moved forward even more and contended for the win."

Scelzi's rally for a third-place run was his ninth top five of the season. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/QobBUf91Pbs.

Scelzi and Stuebgen will return to Knoxville Raceway this weekend for the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank Thursday through Saturday and the Capitani Classic on Sunday.

"There will be a lot more cars and good cars at the 360 Knoxville Nationals," Scelzi said. "To make the show and run in the top 10 would be a success. I feel like we have the speed to accomplish that."

This weekend will mark Scelzi's first time tackling both events.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: DNF (21).

July 28 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 14 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday at Knoxville Raceway for the Capitani Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - KSE Racing Products

KSE Racing Products has been manufacturing premium oval track racing products for more than 35 years. All of its products are proudly built in the USA by a talented team of craftsmen at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility just north of Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit http://www.KSE-Racing.com.

"We've been running KSE steering boxes for the last few years," Scelzi said. "They build an absolutely outstanding product. Their quality is second to none."

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

 

 

Hill Excited for More Power During 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MASON CITY, Iowa (July 31, 2018) - Alex Hill is looking forward to getting a new engine this week after power issues slowed her racing performance last weekend.

Hill's racing weekend began on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where she opened the night by qualifying 37th out of 44 cars.

"We realized after qualifying that we weren't going to be fast," she said. "The car handled real well. We were just down on power."

Hill finished ninth in her heat race, placing her in the C Main. She was able to transfer to the B Main with a third-place finish. Hill then started 19th in the consolation race and finished 14th to end her night.

"Our car continued to handle well all night," she said. "But Knoxville is a track where you need a lot of power and we just didn't have it."

Hill rejoined the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com the following night at Mason City Motor Speedway, where she finished second in her heat race after starting on the pole.

"We ran well in the heat, but just didn't have anything for Skylar (Gee) and finished second to him," she said. "Then we started third in the feature, but went backwards. The motor stumbled on the starts and our setup was a little off and we dropped back. We weren't getting anywhere and I finally pulled in with a few laps to go."

Next up is the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank this weekend at Knoxville Raceway.

"We're putting in a new Fisher motor," she said. "We've been saving it just for the 360 Nationals, Canadian Nationals and the big race at Lake Ozark Speedway.

"I'm excited to race the 360 Nationals this week with the new engine. Our car has been handling well there. It just needs more power. We ran pretty well at the Nationals last year until we crashed. Hopefully we can do that again, except for the crashing."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 37; Heat race: 9 (8); C Main: 3 (1); B Main: 14 (19).

July 29 - Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 13 (3)

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 9 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - XYZ Machining

XYZ Machining is a manufacturer of aluminum and titanium sprint car parts located in Warsaw, Ind. Visit XYZ Machining, Inc. on Facebook for more information.

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

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

 

 

Tankersley Sweeps ASCS Gulf South Event for Third Straight Race

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (July 31, 2018) - Channin Tankersley is enjoying one of his most dominant streaks during his sprint car career.

The Old School Racing pilot captured his third straight ASCS Gulf South Region feature victory last Saturday at Battleground Speedway. Even more impressive is that it marked his third straight race of sweeping the night by winning both a heat race and the main event.

"Any time you can win it's a confidence booster," he said. "We just have to keep trying to make the right calls off the track and then I have to be smart on the track."

The three-race winning streak is his best since capturing three consecutive regional events in 2016.

"We take the stuff at the shop pretty meticulously," he said. "We focus on our basic maintenance and we go over everything. We try to stay on top of everything the best we can. If you look at our past five years or so we haven't had a lot of DNFs because of parts failures. That says something about our maintenance program. It's about taking care of your stuff and being thorough."

That's only half the battle as the driver has to make the right decisions on the track, which Tankersley has continued to do.

"You have to be as smart as you can," he said. "I think this is my 13 th year racing sprint cars. The more you do it the more you learn. Sometimes charging hard and putting the car in places it shouldn't be isn't the best. You try being cautious, but to still charge hard."

Tankersley will take this weekend off before going for his fourth straight ASCS Gulf South Region win at Battleground Speedway on Aug. 11.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 4 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 11 at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blackfoot Electric

Blackfoot Electric is an electrician business based in Channelview, Texas.

"Charlie, who owns Blackfoot Electric, is like a MacGyver," Tankersley said. "He does just about everything for commercial and residential electrical work."

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

 

 

Price Earns Top 10 During Summer Nationals Finale at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (July 31, 2018) - Robbie Price finished 10th during the finale of the Bob's Burger and Brew Summer Nationals last Saturday night at Skagit Speedway.

It was a solid end to the weekend doubleheader that began on Friday night, when the native of Cobble Hill, B.C., started 10th and was solidly running among the top 10 when a deflating right rear tire late in the main event led him to nurse the car home in the 16th position.

Price had opened the night 12th quickest in qualifying before a fourth-place finish in a heat race and a B Main win advanced him into the feature.

"We didn't qualify very well and didn't heat race too well, which hurt us," he said. "When we finished the main event the tire had about five pounds (of air) left in it. The curb was halfway decent and I was way too tight on the curb and got over it a couple of times and got freight trained. I tried to run the bottom a little bit and that wasn't the fastest way around."

Price, who timed in 12th quickest and placed third in a heat race on Saturday, started 15th in the finale of the Summer Nationals. Although restarts were his Achilles heel on a blazing fast track surface that was challenging to pass on, he worked his way forward to record a 10th-place finish.

"On each restart it took me a couple of laps to get my momentum going," he explained. "We were really good once we got going, but the track was so fast on the top and that is where everyone was running. It was a little hard to pass cars because everyone was ripping the lip. You could go for a slider, but unless you were getting into the corner, you weren't going to get it.

"I was kind of getting held up a little there. I just couldn't maneuver the car around enough to get by. I found myself rolling out of it a little bit to kind of keep pace so I didn't lose a bunch of ground. We were good. I just need to qualify a little better and start up front and I think we can start winning."

Price, who picked up his first win of the season two weekends ago in a micro sprint during the Clay Cup Nationals at Deming Speedway in Deming, Wash.., is unsure when his next race will be.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 27 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 16 (10).

July 28 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 10 (15).

SEASON STATS

28 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal

Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal has been serving Duncan, the Cowichan Valley and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, since 1996. Seven certified journeymen with more than 90 years of combined experience provide quality craftsmanship to complete residential and commercial HVAC projects as well as custom fabrication. For more information, visit http://www.MillstoneHeating.com .

"Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal specializes in commercial and residential heating and air conditioning installation," Price said. "It has been instrumental in my racing career and I appreciate the support from everyone at the company."

Price would also like to thank Triple X Race Co., Strong Crane Service and Wildlight Motorsports Photography for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Rolls to Seventh USCS Win of the Season

Inside Line Promotions - GREENVILLE, Miss. (July 31, 2018) - Jordon Mallett had a perfect evening at Greenville Speedway last Saturday as he led flag to flag en route to winning his seventh USCS Series main event of the season.

The native of Greenbrier, Ark., also won the first heat race of the night after starting in the fourth position in that eight-lap contest.

"We worked hard throughout the week to put everything back together, like it should be, after the accident the weekend before," he said. "The car was good from when we unloaded it until we loaded it back at the end of the night. We didn't really have to do anything to the car at all."

The entire 30-lap main event at the quarter-mile Greenville Speedway went non-stop without a single caution. Mallett started on the pole and led the entire distance, lapping several cars. The only hiccup on the night was a lingering brake problem that caused him to slow his pace a bit in the late going.

"Lots of times you can count on a caution to break things up," he noted. "There were no instances of even anything close to a caution. There was one time we thought we may have one, but they gathered it back up and sure enough we went full caution-free."

Mallett now has seven USCS wins this season as he chases his second straight title. Last year he won six races with the series. The 25-year-old has been victorious at seven different tracks in six states. He also has been among the top 10 in 29 of his 31 starts this season.

"It's always in the back of my head," he said of the number of wins. "It's encouraging to know that what I am doing with my program is right. We are pretty far ahead of where we were at this time last year when it comes to wins. As an owner and driver that gives me encouragement that I have a pretty good package put together. Hopefully we can continue to expand on that."

Mallett heads to All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., this weekend for a two-night USCS event on Friday and Saturday. The pair of races will mark the series only visit of the season to the sprawling half-mile track.

"We'll have a good car when we go down there," he said. "Hopefully it will be the same scenario as this past weekend and we won't have to touch the car too much. We'll find the brake issue that we had last weekend at the shop this week and that shouldn't be a problem in Florida. At a big track like All-Tech Raceway you have to have everything where you want it. All in all, it's just another race track that's in a circle to us so it's no big deal. We approach them all the same anymore."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 7 wins, 18 top fives, 29 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DHR Suspension

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for approximately a decade. DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints. For more information, visit http://www.DHRSuspension.com.

"I've been working with Derek since before he started DHR Suspension," Mallett said. "I can't say enough about how great of a service he has. He helps keep us consistent and I know I don't have to worry about that aspect of the car."

Mallett would also like to thank Sinco Inc., Superior Bearing and Supply, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, FK Rod Ends, D&K Farms, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Racing Optics, Schoenfeld Headers, Autometer, Callies Racing Products, Dynotech Race Engines, Fuel Safe Systems, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products and Smiley's Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Shane Golobic Second at Summer Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Time and time again this season Shane Golobic and Tarlton Motorsports have found themselves up front and in the hunt with the King of the West Series and the same was true on Saturday night as Golobic picked up a second place finish during the Summer Nationals at Placerville Speedway.

“We were quick again,” Shane Golobic said. “We started fourth and got up to second in traffic and Justin Sanders (leader) was kind of checked out. We got a yellow, which we needed, and I was able to get a couple runs on him but other yellows flew and kind of didn’t work in our favor. I think we were just as good as him, but he didn’t make any mistakes to let us by.”

Timing the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino backed No. 21x entry in fourth quickest in qualifying time trials, the Fremont, CA pilot would finish third in his heat race.

Acquiring enough points to earn a berth in the Dash, Golobic would grid the field from fifth before earning a fourth place finish which lined the Elite Landscape Construction/Yokut Gas/Pabco Gypsum machine up in the second row of the 30-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Golobic would quickly work into the third position as he chased after Colby Copeland and Justin Sanders who ran ahead of him. With the bottom extremely fast in the opening laps of the race, passing would be tough but traffic would soon come into play and change the race’s dynamic.

Amidst a 20-lap non strop green flag run, Golobic would use traffic to get by Colby Copeland and take over the second position. The first restart of the night would see Golobic stick with Sanders, but another stoppage would slow his pace, and another on the following restart would keep him in second.

Continuing to run strong in second, Golobic would close in on Sanders in the final laps when the leaders got back into traffic, but would be unable to do much as he closed his night with his 13th Top-Five of the season in the potent No. 21x entry.

“It is great to be back on the podium but you always want to be a spot better than second,” Golobic said. “Paul Baines and Tyrone always seem to give me a quick car and hopefully we can continue to run well after the Knoxville break. Thanks again to Tom and Tommy Tarlton for allowing me to drive for them and to all of these partners for supporting us.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 14, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 13, Top 10’s: 14.

ON TAP: Golobic now turns his attention to Knoxville, IA for the 360 and 410 Nationals and all of us at Tarlton Motorsports wish him the very best of luck. Golobic will retrun to the seat of the Tarlton Motorsports entry when King of the West action resumes on October 6th at Kern County Raceway Park the site of the teams first win together.

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


 

 

Saturday August 4th Rory Price Memorial Next For NSRA Series; Practice Friday Night

By Ben Deatherage

Monroe, Washington- The biggest pavement Sprint Car race in the Evergreen state of Washington, and for that matter in western North America,
will take place this Saturday, August 4th at Evergreen Speedway. The Monroe, Washington 3/8-mile oval hosts the
Rory
Price Memorial with the NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series, co-sanctioned with WESCO Series, for their only visit at the facility in 2018. An open practice will be held from 5:00
to 9:00 PM on Friday, the 3rd.





This race is run in honor of the late Rory Price who competed in dirt and pavement Sprint Cars, 410 or 360 Sprints, both Winged and Non-Winged,
and even Midgets. He was tragically lost during Non-Wing Sprint Car test at Evergreen in March of 2006. There has been a race ran in his honor every year since his passing. During his driving tenure, he piloted cars for well-known Sprint Car owners such as
Wil Kennedy, Kelly Kahne, Roy Rasmussen, Gordy Serwold, and his father (Dard) to mention a few.





“All the sponsors have a special connection to Rory either from when he raced or since we started this event,” commented co-organizer
of the Rory Price Memorial committee, Brian Rex, “we’ve tried our very best to make this one of the biggest races in the nation as far as paved Sprint Cars are concerned.”





In twelve previous Rory Price Memorials there have been six different winners. Matt Hein has managed to win seven of them with Aaron
Willison, Craig Deaver, Jake Mann, Drew Church, and Randy Bauer all victorious once. Willison is the defending race winner, and series champion, while Hein will be making his return after a injury prevented him from participating in last year’s edition.





“We want to continue this event for years to come and keep the Price family/friends involved. We also would like to let folks know that
we are still raising a college fund for Rory’s daughter Taylor.”





On the NSRA sides of things it’s been Oregon domination in the four completed events in 2018. Kyle Alberding has two wins to his credit
thus far while his father, Andy, and Matt Hein are drivers who have won once so far during the current campaign.





While it will be the first time for the NSRA competitors on the recently repaved oval the WESCO group has been there once earlier in
the season. Cameron Neisinger managed to achieve the win on June 16th. They were supposed to compete on April 7th but that date was lost to weather.





Front Gates open at 4:00 PM with Opening Ceremonies starting around 6:00. Tickets are Adults $20.00, Seniors (62+) $15.00, Youths (11-17)
$10.00, Military (with ID) FREE, and Kids (10 and Under) FREE. For more information log on to www.evergreenspeedway.com .





Be sure and stay up to date with the NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com . Also, check out the official
Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.





2018 Rory Price Memorial Sponsors/Marketing Partners:

Westlake Properties/Jim and Frankie Westlake

Billy Kennelly/Kennelly Keys

Roger & Ronni Zonnefeld/Signature Texturing

Robert Beck/Millenium Motors

Brian Rex/Fleet Services





2018 NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series Schedule

May 18th-Douglas County Speedway-Roseburg, Oregon-Test & Tune

May 19th-Douglas County Speedway-Roseburg, Oregon-Rick Brown “Super Shoe”-Matt Hein

June 8th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, Idaho-Diamond Cup-Kyle Alberding

June 9th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, Idaho-Diamond Cup-Andy Alberding

July 6th-Mission Valley Speedway-Polson, Montana-Test & Tune

July 7th-Mission Valley Speedway-Polson, Montana-Mission Valley Sprint Shootout-Kyle Alberding

August 4th-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, Washington-Rory Price Memorial

August 17th-Western Speedway-Victoria, British Columbia-Daffodil Cup

August 18th-Western Speedway-Victoria, British Columbia-Daffodil Cup

September 21st-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, Idaho-Tom Elliott Classic #

September 22nd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, Idaho-Championship Night #

#-Denotes events co-sanctioned with the King Of The Wing Sprint Series





Former NSRA Winged Sprintcars Champions:

1991- Allen Goetz

1992- Allen Goetz

1993- Allen Goetz

1994- Myron Gemmer

1995- Rick Brown

1996- Rick Brown

1997- Trevor Montgomery

1998- Trevor Montgomery

1999- Trevor Montgomery

2000- Trevor Montgomery

2001- Craig Deaver

2002- Rick Brown

2003- Pat Bliss

2004- Rick Brown

2005- Rick Brown

2006- Jeff Montgomery

2007- Andy Alberding

2008- Matt Hein

2009- Matt Hein

2010- Andy Alberding

2011- Sierra Jackson

2012- Andy Alberding

2013- Andy Alberding

2014- Matt Hein

2015- Matt Hein

2016- Matt Hein

2017-Aaron Willison





Former Rory Price Memorial Winners:

2006- Craig Deaver

2007- Jake Mann

2008- Matt Hein

2009- Drew Church

2010- Randy Bauer

2011- Matt Hein

2012- Matt Hein

2013- Matt Hein

2014- Matt Hein

2015- Matt Hein

2016- Matt Hein

2017-Aaron Willison

 

 

Hanks Tackling 305 Belleville Sprint Nationals This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (July 31, 2018) - Brandon Hanks is heading west for a marquee 305ci winged sprint car event this weekend.

Hanks will drive for Scott Brown and Terry Steward during the 305 Belleville Sprint Nationals on Friday and Saturday at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan.

"Scott and Terry have probably one of the best 305s in the country," he said. "I feel like I have one of the best shots at winning. I have some of the best equipment so I know I'm going to have a good car. I'm just excited to get there and see what I can do."

Hanks earned a sixth-place result during his season debut for Brown and Steward earlier this month.

This weekend also marks only his second visit to Belleville High Banks, where he competed with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com in May 2015.

"It's been a couple of years since I went to Belleville," he said. "I didn't get to run many laps that night because of mechanical problems, but I remember I liked the track."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan., for the 305 Belleville Sprint Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrandonHanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandonhanksmotorsports/?ref=bookmarks

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Performance Powder Coating

Performance Powder Coating is a powder coating business owned by the Hanks family. Located in Burlison, Tenn., Performance Powder Coating works on everything from race cars to street vehicles.

"My family owns Performance Powder Coating," Hanks said. "Without this business and my family I wouldn't be able to race sprint cars and I wouldn't know all of the great friends that I have met through racing."

Hanks would also like to thank Penske Racing Shocks, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.

 

 

Masse Records Top-10 Finish at Gillette Thunder Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GILLETTE, Wyo. (July 31, 2018) - Cody Masse scored his third top-10 finish of the year and second with the ASCS Frontier Region last Saturday to cap a long weekend that was nearly washed out because of rain.

Masse saw a 770-mile drive to Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., on Friday fall to rain while he waited at the track's pit gate.

"It was a long, expensive trip for us," he said. "Of course, as soon as they called it around 5:15, the rain stopped, the sun came out and it was a beautiful night.

"When we were deciding whether to run the full Frontier Region schedule earlier this year the two trips to Rapid City were kind of deterring us. But we decided to go ahead and run the full schedule."

The following evening at Gillette Thunder Speedway didn't look promising either.

"They had received rain during the week and also on Saturday at Gillette," he said. "But they worked hard to get the infield and track ready. They could have easily called it due to the rain they'd received. We really appreciate their effort to get the races in."

Masse drew the eighth starting position in his heat race.

"We drew pretty well early in the season, but now it seems to be evening out," he said. "I was able to get by a couple of cars early in the race and finished sixth. I couldn't do much more because the track was really heavy due to the rain."

Masse lined up 10th in the feature.

"Even though there were six classes of cars, the track didn't go away one bit and remained wide open and fast," he said. "I got up to seventh and eventually finished eighth. I caught a couple of guys in front of me, but couldn't pass them because the track was narrow. But I was satisfied with our performance. It was just our second time at Gillette and we finished better than our first time."

The weekend was still a productive one in the point standings for Masse. He now sits tied for third in the ASCS Frontier Region championship standings and he leads the Rookie of the Year battle by 18 markers.

Masse is eager to race at a track closer to home this Friday when the ASCS Frontier Region visits Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont.

"We're excited to return to Gallatin Speedway," he said. "This will be our first time back there since we qualified for both main events at the Grizzly Nationals."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Gillette Thunder Speedway in Gillette, Wyo. - Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: 8 (10).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., with the ASCS Frontier Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cody_Masse

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Masse-Racing-244487932229555/

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Masse would also like to thank DaVinci Signs, Beaches Pub and Grill, RE/MAX-Gary Klassen, Canadian Tire Lethbridge South, D.A. Building Systems, Dunlop Ford, Critical Hazard, Silver Automotive, Flaman Rentals, Royal Taxi, C.E.P. Automotive, Noble Powder Coating, Kustom Auto Body, AMSOIL and Kawneer Lethbridge for their continued support.

 

 

Russ Bartlett Back in the Seat at Oswego this Coming Saturday, August 4

By CAMDEN PROUD

The Bartlett family of nearby Mexico, N.Y. has a rich history when it comes to racing at the Oswego Speedway, however it has been over ten years since anyone with that last name has competed at the lakeside oval. That will change ahead of this coming Saturday’s ‘Retro Night’ at the races presented by JP Jewelers.

Pathfinder Bank SBS veteran Russ Bartlett will be back behind the wheel this time piloting the former Bowman Racing No. 12, which has already been driven so far this season by both Dennis Richmond and AJ Bernys. Russ’s nephew Travis, a former Supermodified and Small Block Supermodified driver himself, purchased the car just a couple of weeks ago.

“I will be driving the remainder of the regular season and the Classic with the car renumbered as the 62,” Bartlett confirmed. “My brother Travis owns the car and the plan right now is to actually have two of them next year with him in one and me in the other. We are working out a deal on that second car right now and may have it out soon. I’m not sure if I will be there every week in 2019, but I know Travis will be for the entire season with the other car”

Although Bartlett has not raced weekly at Oswego since 2002, he did appear at the speedway in 2005 driving a car owned by his brother Tim Bartlett. Throughout his tenure as an SBS competitor, Russ has a pair of top five finishes at Oswego along with a NORA victory at the Spencer Speedway in 2000.

“It’s been awhile since I’ve raced weekly,” Bartlett said . “I ran under funded during my time at Oswego, but we had some decent runs. I’d say my biggest career highlight is winning both the feature at Spencer Speedway in what was the NORA event in 2000.”

As for Travis, he had a short, but successful Supermodified career, driving to an eighth place effort in the 2006 championship standings and going on to be declared Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year piloting the No. 03. His father Terry Bartlett was also a Supermodified competitor between the years of 1998 and 1992.

Throw in Russ’s other brothers Timmy, Jamie, and Jeff, who all competed in the Small Block Super ranks from 1999 to 2001 and it is hard to believe that a name which frequented Oswego for so many years has not been on a driver roster in either division for over a decade.

In terms of his upcoming return, Russ says the goals are to be “fast and competitive.” Bartlett added, “I’d love to win, but we will have to see if we can be competitive first. I’m very confident we can be. We have a good car and engine. It’s better than anything I’ve ever been in and I am very excited. I can not thank Travis enough for this opportunity.”

Bartlett will first test with the renumbered 62 during this week’s Fast Friday session from 4 to 8pm before turning attention over to Saturday’s 30-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS main event as part of ‘Retro Night’ at the speedway.

Tickets for this weekend’s show are just $15 and can be purchased by calling the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646. Racing will get underway at 6:45pm with grandstand gates opening for hot laps at 4:30pm.

Don’t forget that the 13th Oswego Speedway Old Timers Reunion also takes place on August 4 prior to the races. The event will be held from 10am to 4pm at Lighthouse Lanes adjacent to the speedway. $13 tickets include a delicious chicken bbq or pulled pork dinner from Lighthouse Lanes. For more information, you can find the Old Timers Reunion on Facebook.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Swindell Lands Knoxville Nationals Ride After Successful Weekend Debut With Thone Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (July 30, 2018) - Sammy Swindell had such a successful debut in the Thone Motorsports ride that everyone has agreed to team up for the upcoming Knoxville Nationals in two weeks.

Swindell climbed aboard the No. 59 sprint car last weekend for four consecutive Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races and promptly delivered results, making the dash all four nights and improving his feature finish each night. In fact, Swindell posted a top 10 during each race and culminated the weekend with a trip to Victory Lane on Sunday at 34 Raceway.

"I didn't know these people and hadn't really paid attention to their car," he said. "I didn't know what to expect. When I went there and saw the equipment, it was all there. They have good cars and good motors. That's what you need to win these things. I got a chance to go up there and go through the cars when I was putting my seat in to get a heads up of where to be. We took a stab at what we needed to start with and we were fairly close. We improved each night and were able to zero in on some things. It came together really fast."

The action began on Thursday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., where Swindell made his debut at the bullring. He qualified second quickest in his group and placed second in a heat race to advance into a dash. A fifth-place result in a dash lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

"We weren't as good as we needed to be," he said. "I'd never been at that place and didn't know what to expect. I got turned early in the race in the first few laps. I was able to do a 360 and keep going, but I think I fell back to 19th or 20th. The track wasn't very easy to pass on, but we kept moving forward and got back up to 10th. The car was fast because the motors run so good, but we didn't have the car balanced real good."

A 10th-place outing was a solid rebound after overcoming the early spin. The team continued to make improvements on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., where Swindell timed in fourth quickest in his group, won a heat race and finished fifth in a dash to start the A Main 10 th.

"We probably didn't do enough things to get the car where we needed to be," he said. "We were still searching on everything, all the little things you have to put together. I was able to run right there with the guys and I felt like when we were running the top early I was a little quicker, but you had to be a lot faster to pass someone. I moved down and we started picking them off. Later in the race it started to take rubber around the bottom so at that point everyone got in line."

Swindell maneuvered to a sixth-place result.

He ventured to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday. Swindell qualified third quickest overall and second in his group. A fourth-place heat race run earned a spot into the dash. He then finished fourth in the dash to start the A Main seventh.

"On the first corner I was able to drive up to fourth or fifth," he said. "We were able to run with the guys and then a couple of them had some problems so it handed me the lead. If we could have stopped and started over there were some things I could have changed to make it better. As the race went on the things we didn't have right showed up more. That gave (Kerry) Madsen a chance to pass me. I just didn't have the speed through the corner that he had. To go in there with a whole new team and get second, that's pretty stout."

Swindell led Laps 15 through 19 before hanging on for a runner-up result.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at 34 Raceway, where Swindell timed in sixth quickest overall and third in his group. He won a heat race and placed second in a dash to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"When we started out the car was pretty tight, but I was able to stay in fourth," he said. "Once we made a lap I felt like I was faster so it was getting the chance to do something. The track had really got where it was locked down and you'd run wide open. It doesn't leave you a lot of opportunities. I had to wait until we got to traffic. I was able to try a bunch of different lines to figure out where I could be better. It was wide enough I could get turned and cut across the bottom of turn two. I think I passed all three of the cars running in front of me off two turn."

Swindell took the lead on Lap 27 and he led the final four laps to claim his sixth triumph of the season and his 27th career victory with the All Stars. Here is a link to watch highlights of the race: https://youtu.be/y9YE9D4NQSw.

Swindell will drive for A.G. Rains this Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway during the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. He won the event in 2016.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 26 - Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 10 (9).

July 27 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 6 (10).

July 28 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (3); Dash: 4 (2); Feature: 2 (7).

July 29 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 2 (1); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 6 wins, 21 top fives, 25 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

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"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."

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

 

 

Starks Prepared for Knoxville Nationals and Front Row Challenge

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 30, 2018) - Trey Starks will pilot a pair of sprint cars throughout the next two weeks during marquee events in Iowa.

Starks is set to kick off the action this Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway during the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. He will drive for Trey Hoddick in the $15,000-to-win event.

Starks will then transition to the Gobrecht Motorsports No. 44 on Sunday at Knoxville Raceway during the Capitani Classic before venturing to Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, on Monday for the $20,000-to-win Front Row Challenge.

Starks noted he will likely return to Hoddick's car next Tuesday for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com show at Southern Iowa Speedway before tackling the 58th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway the ensuing weekend in the Gobrecht Motorsports entry.

"We're all really excited for the next week and a half," Starks said. "Trey Hoddick's equipment is very similar to our stuff with Gobrecht Motorsports so it should be pretty seamless."

Starks, who made the Knoxville Nationals for the first time in his career last year, has confidence entering the upcoming action despite a frustrating ending to his season opener at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday.

The Gobrecht Motorsports team qualified third quickest in its group and ended third in a heat race to lock into the 15th starting position in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions A Main.

"We picked up a few spots in the first couple of laps before we were involved in a racing incident," Starks said. "It doesn't take much to bang wheels and get upside down. Even though the end result wasn't what we wanted, I was really happy with how everything went. We had solid speed all night. I felt comfortable throughout the feature. The biggest obstacle is that we hurt that car so we're starting fresh with a brand new car, but if we go off our notebook we should be pretty good."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 28 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 25 (15).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 4 wins, 9 top fives, 16 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 28 th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank; Sunday at Knoxville Raceway for the Capitani Classic; and Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for the Front Row Challenge

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

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"Brown & Miller Racing Solutions has worked with members of our team for a long time," Starks said. "They are a trusted company that produces top-notch products so we are thrilled to have them support our team."

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

 

 

Sides Tackling Ironman 55 Twice This Weekend With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (July 30, 2018) - Jason Sides has a pair of $20,000-to-win showdowns on tap this weekend.

Sides and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invade Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the annual Ironman 55 - a 55-lap feature that is the longest race of the year on the World of Outlaws schedule. However, this year there is a twist as Friday's preliminary night will also be a 55-lap event with a stout payday to make up for last year's rainout.

"I like the place," he said. "The bad thing is at Ransomville last weekend we lost a motor. We stopped in Fremont this morning to pick up a pair of fresh engines for Knoxville, but one wasn't done. We only have one with us. Usually that race is pretty hard on everything. Fifty-five laps is a long time on that little track. It's a fun track, but it's tough on equipment."

Sides was victorious at the high-banked oval in 2012 and he posted a runner-up result in 2015 to highlight the last few appearances. He was 10 th last year during his only visit.

Sides could use a strong performance after he endured a frustrating weekend in New York. He qualified third quickest and was on his way to a heat race win last Friday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville during the Big 'R' Outlaw Shootout before mechanical problems forced him to the pits early.

"We really struggled in hot laps so we made a few changes and ended up qualifying really good," he said. "Then we were really good in the heat race. You never know what could have been.

"I felt it and smelled it. I was worried about the engine. I could almost tell something was going wrong with it, but I wasn't sure. As soon as I felt it tie up I pulled it out of gear to keep it from blowing up."

The crew replaced the engine prior to the A Main, in which Sides rallied from 21st to a 12th-place finish. It was the second-most cars passed.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway during the Empire State Challenge.

"We battled a lack of grip," he said. "We went from one extreme to the other and tried everything in the world. It caught us off guard after typically being a little wet and sticky. The track was shiny and powdery slick during hot laps. We came back in before qualifying and we changed some nozzles trying to detune the engine and tighten the car. None of it worked. It was like driving on glass."

Sides timed in 20th quickest, placed seventh in a heat race and ended the night 20th in the main event.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 27 - Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: DNF (1); Feature: 12 (21).

July 29 - Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 7 (7); Feature: 20 (20).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

48 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 6 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Ironman 55 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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"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., VRP Shocks, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Daniel Garners Top 10 at I-80 Speedway and Gears Up for 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 30, 2018) - Mason Daniel picked up a top-10 finish Friday at I-80 Speedway and he continued to gear up for this week's 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank with one final visit to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

Daniel opened the action at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with a fourth-place heat race finish. The 18-year-old then worked his way from the 13th starting spot in the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints main event to finish a solid sixth, which was his 15th top 10 of the season.

"We progressed all night long at I-80 (Speedway)," he said. "I made a few mistakes at the start of the feature, but once I got the car figured out we were able to pass a lot of cars. We continue to get better as the night goes on and that is a good thing. All in all, it was a solid night and another good learning experience."

Daniel opened last Saturday's show at Knoxville Raceway by turning the 12 th fastest lap in time trials out of a star-studded 44-car field. He finished fifth in the second heat race, which lined him up 14th in the 18-lap main event. Daniel gained a position to end 13 th.

"I need to trust in the car a little more on the starts of races," he noted. "Once we got rolling and I figured out where to run the car we were pretty good. A lot of that goes back to just having laps and experience and the only way you get that is through time."

Daniel will return to Knoxville Raceway this weekend for the 28 th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals, which brings in many of the top competitors around the country. With the field split in half, Daniel will take to the track on Thursday for the first night of qualifying. He will return to action on Saturday night as only feature events will be run that evening.

"When it comes down to it, that's just another race," he said. "There are a lot of drivers from across the country who will be there, but you can't get caught up in that. Yes, it's the 360 Knoxville Nationals, but the event happens every year. If things don't go your way or you have bad luck, there is always next year. It's not like Knoxville is going anywhere so you have many years to run it."

Daniel has had several solid runs at Knoxville Raceway this season, including earning his first-career win at the half-mile oval on June 16. He also had a five-race top-10 streak at the track and was fastest in time trials on June 23.

"Having laps at Knoxville all season definitely helps," he said. "From racing there a number of weeks leading up to the Nationals, you know what the track is like and kind of know what to expect. We have a couple of days to prepare this week and we'll be ready on Thursday night."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 27 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 6 (13).

July 28 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 13 (14).

SEASON STATS

29 races, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 28th annual 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

 

 

Wheatley Charges to Two Top 10s During Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (July 30, 2018) - Austen Wheatley rallied to post a top-10 result during the opening round and a top-five finish on Night 2 of the 29th annual Bob's Burger & Brew Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway last weekend.

"Qualifying put us behind all weekend," he said. "We were a little tight and I didn't lay down very good laps on Friday. However, on Saturday the car felt really good and the laps felt really good. We didn't really know why we were a couple of tenths off."

Wheatley timed in 16th quickest in qualifying on Friday before he won a heat race from the pole position. He then rallied from 16 th to a ninth-place result in the A Main to garner the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"I ran the bottom most of the time," he said. "I should have moved up in turns three and four to make a little more speed. With about seven laps to go I moved up there and I made up a lot of ground."

Saturday's event finale began with Wheatley qualifying ninth quickest. Another heat race victory locked him into the 12th starting spot for the main event.

"I think we could have had a shot to win it if we started a little further up," he said. "I felt really comfortable. (Buddy) Kofoid and (Jason) Solwold were out front and made it through traffic pretty well. Me, J.J. Hickle, Garen Linder, Logan Forler and Colton Heath were in a gaggle going back and f